Asheville Newcomers Club
The club offers more than 34 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. MEMBERS ONLY
Explore Asheville: Members visit artistic, educational, entertainment, and historical places in and around Asheville. Optional lunch afterward. MEMBERS ONLY
ANC Solos: Explore area events and night life, restaurants and more with a fun group of single women. MEMBERS ONLY
Daytrippers: Trips to interesting towns/places within a 2 hour drive of Asheville. On occasion an overnight stay. MEMBERS ONLY
Book Clubs: These groups meet monthly. Each club develops its own program and selection of books to read. MEMBERS ONLY
Chick Flicks: The group enjoys a quick lunch while discussing the movie selections that afternoon at a selected theaater. Each member chooses the movie she wants to see and the group divides up accordingly. MEMBERS ONLY
Enjoy a Good Game
Bridge: One of the most popular card games in the world. MEMBERS ONLY
Rummikub: A cross between Dominoes and Rummy. MEMBERS ONLY
Arts and Crafts
Crafts: The group is led through an organized craft project. MEMBERS ONLY
Lovers of the Arts: Enjoy local plays, concerts, and shows with other Newcomers. MEMBERS ONLY
Company and Food
Around the World Wine Club: Educational wine tasting as members select the country and enjoy a taste of various wines from that country. Enjoy snacks and wine in a relaxing home environment. MEMBERS ONLY
Fun Lunch: A social get-together at an ANC member’s home. Food and wine assignments made each month to share with group.
International Cooking: Couples choose a country, learn about its cuisine, and enjoy a dinner from that country. Expenses shared.
Solo Celebrations: Get together on selected holidays to share fun, food and friendship with members who are single or may not be able to be with family. Each activity will be streamlined to the holiday traditions and participants will all contribute to the festivities. MEMBERS ONLY
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. MEMBERS ONLY
Gardening Group: Gardeners of all levels exchange ideas, visit local gardens as well as each other's home gardens, and share "green" tips. MEMBERS ONLY
Take a Hike: Couples hiking. Hike with your husband or a friend. ONE GUEST ALLOWED PER MEMBER
Winter and Summer Parties: Open to all members and one guest.
Hearts & Hands for MANNA: Volunteer once a month at MANNA, our community food bank. MEMBERS ONLY
G.I.V.E. – Gals Interested in Volunteer Experiences: Members volunteer for projects that arise throughout the year as single events. MEMBERS ONLY
Donations: Members are asked to bring items each quarter for the selected organization.