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Hobby Groups
The Newcomers Club offers a variety of hobby group activities designed to provide members not only with new friends and fun, but also opportunities to learn, lead and laugh! Hobby groups are the primary opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow newcomers. Every group is created by and led by members. The current hobby groups are listed below, including a brief description of each activity. In order to participate in a hobby group, you must be a member of the Club.


Bunco - Usually meets the 1st Thursday at 7 pm at a member's home to socialize and have fun playing this easy dice game. No experience needed! Everyone brings a snack to share and $5 if you want to participate in the prizes.  

Happy Wanderers-  
A group that looks to explore different events, historical and interesting locations and try different experiences the Ft Wayne area offers.

Canasta - This joint group with Encore meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11 am (location varies). Canasta is a fun and easy game that is played at tables of 4. If you have never played, we are happy to teach you.

Let's Do Lunch - Meet members for lunch, friendship and fun monthly at 11:30am (day of week varies). This is a great way to try out lots of new restaurants!

Mah Jongg - Group meets on Wednesdays at 11 am at Salvatoris on Illinois Rd for lunch, socializing, and to play this fun Chinese tile game. Members are welcome to come for lunch and to observe game play. Lessons are available.

Mes Amies - Join members at some of the areas best restaurants for a good meal and lots of conversation. This is a joint group with Encore and meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm.

Night Flicks - Can’t get your spouse or family to go with you to the movies. No problem! This joint group with Encore meets on the last Tuesday of the month for a light dinner and movie.  
Book Club -meets 2nd Thursday of the month at 10AM to discuss a pre-selected book. The location varies but the discussion is always interesting. Next meeting:   Reading List

Cocktail Hour - Another opportunity for members and their spouse/friend to get together.  Date and location changes. .

Monthly Coffee- We meet, usually, the 1st Wednesday of the month at 9:30AM at a local coffee shop. Join us for a free cup of coffee and conversation with fellow Newcomers.
Next Coffee- TBA

South-west Walkers-  Meets every Monday and Thursday depending on weather

Euchre- Come learn to play this card game.  

Wine in the Afternoon-  1st Thursday of the month