The club offers more than 34 regularly scheduled activities, including games, book clubs, hiking, dining, and exploring the community. Most activities meet monthly, year-round. Browse the listing below for those of interest to you!
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 (No plans to meet until spring 2022)
Wander Women: A travel group that plans local as well As International Travel. 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
ANC Readers: Looking for a good book to read? See what other ANC members are reading by signing up to receive a monthly email which lists books our ANC book clubs have selected for the month. MEMBERS ONLY
100 Great Books: Meeting one Friday per month with potluck dinner. Times 4:30-7:00p. MEMBERS ONLY
Enjoy a Good Game
Bridge: One of the most popular card games in the world. MEMBERS ONLY
Game Night: Join your friends for a potlock meal and a night of games. Depending on the attendance, multiple different games could be played at the same time. Bring your favorite dish and learn and play fun games. MEMBERS ONLY
Arts and Crafts
Crafts: The group is led through an organized craft project. MEMBERS ONLY
Garden Club: The ANC Garden Club visits member's gardens as well as well as public gardens and farms in the surrounding area such as the North Carolina Arboretum, Bullington Gardens, Flying Cloud Farm, Carolina Native Nurseries, etc. We often carpool to scheduled events. We also share plants and seeds with each other at both formal and informal plant exchanges. We share our knowledge and experience for successful gardening in North Carolina. We are active in April through October and dormant in the winter months. Any ANC member, no matter their experience in gardening, is welcome to join! 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
Cooking the Books: Reading cookbooks, articles on recipes. Cooking (activities decided by the group) MEMBERS ONLY
Couples Dining: Couples meet at a designated home to enjoy company and a meal.
Frugal Friends: The purpose of the group is for those of us who live on a limited budget to get together to chat about ways of stretching our $'s and to participate in no cost or low cost activities.
Fun Lunch: A social get-together at an ANC member’s home. Food and wine assignments made each month to share with group.
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
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
Let's Take a Walk: Afternoon walks in some of Asheville hot spots
Ramblers: Moderate hikes of 3-4 miles. MEMBERS ONLY (two-legged only - no pups allowed)
Sole Sisters: Moderate to strenuous hikes of 2-3 hours in various locales with up to 1000 feet elevation gain. MEMBERS ONLY (two-legged only - no pups allowed)
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.