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Asheville Newcomers Club
Women making friends & exploring our community


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! 

Pursuing Adventure

ANC Wander Women:  Enjoy traveling with other Newcomers to destinations in the US and perhaps even internationally.

Biltmore Pass Holders
:  Enjoy the many activities available to pass holders at the Biltmore Estate with other Newcomers.

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.

Cerebral Delights

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.

Canasta:  A rummy like card game usually played with four people in a group.  

Mah Jongg:  An ancient Chinese game played with tiles. 

Rummikub:  A cross between Dominoes and Rummy.

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.

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 entrĂ©e 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.

Giving Back

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.

Ramblers:  Moderate hikes of 3-4 miles.

Sole Sisters:
  Moderate to strenuous hikes of 2-3 hours in various locales with up to 1000 feet elevation gain.  

Take a Hike:  Couples hiking. Hike with your husband or a special friend.

Special Events

Winter and Summer Parties: Open to all members plus a guest.

Monthly Events: A variety of local events (plays, concerts, charity benefits, baseball and basketball games, parades, etc.). Open to members and one guest.

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