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Asheville Newcomers Club
Women making friends & exploring our community


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! 

Pursuing Adventure

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

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

Cerebral Delights

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

Sunday at the Movies:  Members will meet at Carolina Cinemas for a late afternoon movie.  They will select a movie to see together.  A light dinner after the movie in a close by restaurant will be optional.  MEMBERS ONLY

Enjoy a Good Game

Bridge:  One of the most popular card games in the world.  MEMBERS ONLY 

Mah Jongg:  An ancient Chinese game played with tiles.  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 

KnitWits: Learn how to knit with an experienced instructor in a small group setting. MEMBERS ONLY

Needlework: Experienced in all kinds of needle work, join other members to work on a project in a social environment. 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 

Birthday Fiestas:
  Monthly birthday luncheons for members celebrating their birthdays that month.  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.  

Couples Dining 2.0:  Couples share in the fun of getting together once a month for good company, good food, and memorable times.

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 

TGIT – Thank Goodness it’s Tuesday! :  Singles and couples enjoy happy hour at different restaurants and bars in the Asheville area. 


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

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.  MEMBERS ONLY

Take a Hike:  Couples hiking. Hike with your husband or a friend.   ONE GUEST ALLOWED PER MEMBER

Special Events

Winter and Summer Parties: Open to all members and one guest.

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

Giving Back

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.

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