Asheville Newcomers Club
The club offers more than 25 regularly scheduled activities, including games, book clubs, hiking, dining, happy hours, and exploring the community. Most activities meet monthly, year-round. Browse the listing below for those of interest to you!
ANC Wander Women: Enjoy traveling with other Newcomers to destinations in the US and perhaps even internationally.
Explore Asheville: Members visit artistic, educational, entertainment, and historical places in and around Asheville. Optional lunch afterward.
ANC Solos: Explore downtown evening events and night life, restaurants and more with a fun group of single women.
Daytrippers: Trips to interesting towns/places within a 2 hour drive of Asheville. On occasion an overnight stay.
Book Clubs: These groups meet monthly. Each club develops its own program and selection of books to read.
Chick Flicks: The group enjoys a quick lunch while discussing the movie selections that afternoon at Regal Cinemas. Each member chooses the movie she wants to see and the group divides up accordingly.
Enjoy a Good Game
Bridge: One of the most popular card games in the world.
Mah Jongg: An ancient Chinese game played with tiles.
Rummikub: A cross between Dominoes and Rummy.
Company and Food
Birthday Fiestas: Monthly birthday luncheons for all members celebrating their birthdays that month.
Couples Dining: Couples dine together at designated homes. The host prepares the entrée and the guests provide the rest of the meal. Menus are provided and costs are shared.
Fun Lunch: A social get-together at a member’s home. Guests bring a dish/wine to share.
International Cooking: Couples choose a country, learn about its cuisine, and enjoy a dinner from that country. Expenses shared.
TGIT – Thank Goodness it’s Tuesday! : Singles and couples enjoy happy hour at different restaurants and bars in the Asheville area.
Arts and Crafts
Crafts: The group is led through an organized craft project.
Lovers of the Arts: Enjoy local plays, concerts, and shows with other Newcomers.
Hearts & Hands for MANNA: Volunteer once a month at MANNA, our community food bank.
G.I.V.E. – Gals Interested in Volunteer Experiences: Members volunteer for projects that arise throughout the year as single events.
Donations: Occasional collection for a local charity at monthly meeting.
Let's Get Physical
Easy Striders: Members walk for about an hour. Good for beginners and those who must limit their exercise. Optional lunch afterward.
Gardening Group: Gardeners of all levels exchange ideas, visit local gardens as well as each other's home gardens, and share "green" tips.
Take a Hike: Couples hiking. Hike with your husband or a special friend.
Winter and Summer Parties: Open to all members plus a guest.