Things To Do

1. Brunch Club

It is the desire that Monthly Brunches be held at members’ homes. When no one volunteers their home, we meet at a a local restaurant the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 am. These coffees are a wonderful way to get acquainted with new members and share news and views. If the coffee is held at a member’s home, the hostess provides the beverages and participants bring a brunch dish to pass. Hostesses for both these events are based on a voluntary sign-up.

2. Book Clubs

Book Club Deluxe:  This group is dedicated to reading and discussing both fiction and non-fiction books. They meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 12:00 noon in member’s homes.

The Literal Divas:  This group enjoys discussing a good book over a fine lunch. They meet at 4th Wednesday the month at a local restaurant.

Book Encounters:  This group enjoys reading and discussing a variety of books and meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm in member’s homes.

Book Talk:  No designated books to read.    Bring your favorite or most recently read book and share a review with the group.   Discussion of new authors or old favorites.  All are welcome.  Come for the love of books! 

Bookish Babes:  Lively discussion and interesting reads take place when this group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 1:00pm members’ homes.

Free Spirits: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at noon.

Who Dun It?:  NEW CHAIRPERSON NEEDED for this group to continue.  (Open to all members) If mystery, suspense, and thriller novels hold your interest, this group meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 10:00 at local book stores.

3. Card Clubs

Newcomers & Friends members are welcome to participate in several Card groups, some of which meet in the daytime and some in the evening. Members should check their Newsletter Calendar for days, times and locations.

Euchre Ladies
Euchre Couples
Pinochle Ladies
Pinochle Couples
Shanghai Rummy

4. Dinner/Theater Clubs

Dining Connoisseurs:  Couples meeting for dinners at local eateries.  Singles or couples are welcome to rsvp to this group.  Individual ordering of delicious entree’s and separate bills along with good company and lively conversation!

Ladies Dining Out:  Join this group for a fun night dining out.  They meet the last week of the month at local restaurants. Group is limited each month due to restaurant space.  You must RSVP to attend.

Theater:  If you enjoy live theater you might enjoy this activity. A variety of venues, types of theater are chosen and enjoyed by members on a first-come basis. Tickets are limited. Watch for future events from May to November in the NCLC BLAST sent to your email.

5. Crafts

Knit-Purls:  Knitters/crocheters meet the 1st Thursday of each month, usually in members’ homes, to work on the projects of their choice. Occasionally a optional field trip to local knitting shops provides inspiration and a look at the latest textile trends.

Good Yarns: This group welcomes knitters/crocheters of all levels and has an emphasis on exploring new techniques and helping beginners get started. They meet the last Monday of each month at 1 pm  (Monday holidays will change this date).   The current meet up space is at Lil Chef.  Members are invited to come at 12:00 to enjoy lunch before the needles fly! 

Crafting Group:  Interested in ‘making stuff’?  We meet monthly and notify interested people by posting in the BLAST email notice.  The date fluctuates with the space needed and the number interested.  Watch for notification of the next meet-up.  We make crafts that can be completed in two hours! Come join us!  We’ll tell you what to bring and what we are making. 

6. Games

Bunco Babes: Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in member’s homes.

Bunco, Daytime: (Open to all members. No RSVP needed.) Meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 9:30 am to noon.

Bunco, Evening: Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm in member’s homes.

Mahjong:  Explore the American version of this ancient tile game of the Orient that uses skill and mental prowess. The ladies group meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of every month at 12:45pm.

Rummicube:  fun game with tiles.  Meets 2nd Tuesday every month.

Mexican Trains:  Meets the first Tuesday of each month with notices in the FRIDAY BLAST for r.s.v.p. to local hostess.  1-4   ‘House Rules’ apply and bring your own drink to enjoy!  watch for scheduled dates in email blasts! 

7. Golf

18-Hole Golf:  If you’re interested in getting some exercise, fresh air, and a place to work on your swing, this group is for you. They play weekly from Spring to Fall at various local courses.

9-Hole Golf:  For those who enjoy playing a shorter game and going out for lunch afterwards, this group meets weekly from Spring to Fall.  

8. Other

In the Know: It may be a member or a special guest who makes a short presentation on an interesting topic of her choice, then the discussion begins!  Come to listen and learn!  Space is limited and r.s.v.p. is required. Dates and location will be announced in an email blast. 

Cinema Meet-up:  Notice is given in the weekly BLAST of time and show.   Ladies meet and choose their seats in rows E & F at Brighton Cinema.  No r.s.v.p. is required and each person purchases their own ticket.  Attendees meet in the lobby after the show to briefly critique the film.  Registered Members of the MJR Theater Rewards club get free popcorn.  Tuesday movies are just 5.00.    Guests are welcome!