Newcomers sponsors several excursions to near-by places of interest throughout the year. Participants generally carpool and enjoy a meal at or near the location. Reservations are usually required.
Check back often for updates on Special Events
Celestial Seasonings tea tour
Lunch at the Dushanbe Teahouse
Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art
Wednesday November 5 meet at 8:45 am at the library parking lot to car pool
Everything is free, except lunch
tea factorytea houes museum

Come with us as we tour the amazing Celestial Seasonings tea factory in beautiful Boulder. See. Taste. Smell. Experience
From raw ingredients to finished products, you’ll learn all about the wonderful world of tea and see how the wholesome products are blended, packaged and shipped. You'll never look at tea the same way again!
The gift shop has a wonderful selection of items to take home for you or for the holidays.

The Dushanbe Teahouse is completely build by hand without the use of any power tools, the Teahouse was constructed in Dushanbe, Tajikistan as a gift to their sister city, Boulder. It was disassembled, crated up, and sent halfway around the world to be rebuilt in Boulder as a symbol of friendship and cultural exploration. The elaborate and creative teahouse is a beautiful restaurant with wonderful food.
(Lunch is on your own, with individual checks)
You can see the diverse lunch menu online

The Leanin’ Tree Museum of Western Art in Boulder, exhibits the private art collection of Ed Trumble, Founder and Chairman of Leanin’ Tree, publisher of fine art greeting cards since 1949. His collection was born of a passion for American Western Art that has spanned seven decades. The scope and quality of this rare collection will surprise you.

We may be able to take a tour if we are lucky and see how the greeting cards are made. Watch as flat sheets of blank paper are transformed into beautiful, full-color cards. Follow the production process through precise cutting equipment, the rush of automated batching, and super-fast machines that fold 500,000 envelopes in one shift.

Please contact JoAnn Batey by Oct 29th if you plan on attending.

Maximum number of attendees is 20.

Join us for a musical adaptation of MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET

Sunday, December 7th at the Candlelight Dinner Theater in Johnstown.

Cost is $50.75 per person which includes show, meal and beverage. Menu changes with each musical, so menu is not available at this time, but will include baked bread, choice of salad or soup, choice of entrée and beverage. Matinee showing with meal seating between 12 -12:30 pm and show beginning at 2:00pm Contact Nelly Starling for additional information if you are interested in attending. Payment required by Nov. 17th. Maximum number of attendees for this event is 20. Carpooling to event.

Nelly Starling

cell # 714 458-4471

Maximum number of attendees for this event is 20.

We will be carpooling to the event.

` Special Event-Holiday Cookie Exchange

cookie exchange

Where: JoAnn Batey’s home 251 Pine Tree Drive
When: Friday Dec 12 1:00pm -3:00pm

Come get into the Holiday Spirit with friends. It’s time to pull out those recipes and decorating ideas! We will be exchanging our favorite cookies, while enjoying light appetizers and wonderful warm drinks. Maximum number of participants is 15 for this event.

Please RSVP to JoAnn at as soon as possible. I suspect the 15 slots will fill up fast.

Things to bring

1. Bring approximately (4) dozen of your favorite home baked cookies.

2. A container to take cookies home.

3. Your favorite tea cup or mug.

4. Your cookie recipe, if you are willing to share.

There will be prizes for the best decorated, best presentation and best tasting cookies. The number of cookies may change, depending on how many people attend. I will let everyone know if the number changes. It would also be helpful if the cookies you bake were small to please bring extras. To alleviate the possibility of everyone bringing the same cookies, I will be contacting the 15 people that will be attending and share what type of cookies everyone is bringing.