Interest Groups

ACTIVITIES

ON-GOING ACTIVITIES
The following is a list of current groups open to members of the Newcomers Club of Carmel. Specific information regarding the meeting times and locations can be found in the newsletter. If you are interested in joining Newcomers Club of Carmel or trying out some activities before you join, please click on the “Contact Us” page on this website. Submit your contact information and we will have someone from our Welcoming Committee reach out to you! We will put you in touch with the group leader of the activities you’re interested in. A limited number of activities run during the summer months.

AFTERNOON MOVIE:
The movie group meets the last Tuesday of the month at a local theater for a matinee show time. Members receive an email the Friday before that Tuesday, listing the movie chosen and the arrival time. Call the group leader to get on the email list.

ANTIQUES: Trips are taken to various antique stores in the area. The group stops for lunch as well. We carpool. You don’t need to know a thing about antiques, its fun and social. Watch the newsletter for trips planned.

WE HAVE FOUR BOOK CLUBS:

Bibliophiles: This book group meets the last Thursday of the month, including summer months, 10 a.m.-12 p.m. in a member’s home. Another member facilitates discussion of the selected book. Book selections include multiple genres — classics to best sellers, fiction and non-fiction.

-Book Sisters: Our newest book group- meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in a member’s home.

Book Worms: This book group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, including summer months, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. in a member’s home. Another member facilitates discussion of the selected book. Book selections include multiple genres — classics to best sellers, fiction and non-fiction.

-The Library: This book group meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Monthly book selection and meeting location are listed in the Newsletter.

FOUR BRIDGE GROUPS TO CHOOSE FROM:

Bridge Daytime Ladies:  This Bridge group meets the second Friday of the month at a Carmel restaurant. Lunch is at noon and play is from 12:45 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

-Bridgettes: This Bridge group plays the third Wednesday of the month at a restaurant in Carmel from 11:00-1:00 p.m.

Bridge: Couples: This Bridge group plays on the second Saturday of the month in a member’s home from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Couples and substitutes are welcome. Party Bridge is the type of bridge played – a combination of fun and game!

-Bridge Couples – Evening: This group plays the first Saturday of the month in a member’s home from 7:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

TWO BUNCO GROUPS:
Daytime Bunco: This group meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month in a members home 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Evening Bunco:  This group meets monthly. Dates are TBD. Please consult the newsletter for dates, times and locations.

CANASTA:
This group meets the 1st Monday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. in a member’s home. There is a limit to number of players based on member’s home. New players always welcome.  No experience needed.

CASUAL COOKS:
This group meets once a month in a members’ home (Dates TBD) at 11:30 a.m. Each member shares food they have prepared in keeping with a theme, along with copies of the recipe. Specific information posted in the monthly newsletter.

CURRENT TOPICS:
This group meets the second Monday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in a members home. We welcome you to join us for an enjoyable review of current news and hot topics.  Bring a news article or just come to share in the discussion.

DOMINOES GROUP:
This group meets monthly (with the exception of November and December) on the 4th Thursday of the month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. It’s a great time to join in the fun at Fifth Train (Mexican Train Dominoes). If you’ve never played, we’ll teach you. Come play and laugh with us.

WE HAVE TWO EUCHRE GROUPS:
-EUCHRE – ROOM FOR YOU: This group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month 11:30 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

EUCHRE: ‘NO LUNCH BUNCH’:
This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon of Euchre at a member’s home. Dessert is provided.

EXPLORE:

This fun group meets periodically. They embark on adventures to interesting places that can be explored within a day. Watch the newsletter for trip information!

FAMILY HISTORY:
This family history preservation and genealogical research group shares resources, experiences and support. They meet the 4th Monday of the month 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in a member’s home.

GOLF:
Our golf league meets every Tuesday from April through September.  Look for our info on the Spring newsletter.

LAST MINUTE LADIES:
This group enables you to join friends any time and with little notice. Anyone can suggest an activity and an email blast will be sent to those in the group.

MAHJONGG:
This group meets from 1:30-3:30 on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month in players homes. Please bring $3 change and a Mahjongg card.  New players welcome!

OUT-TO-LUNCH BUNCH:
On the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon. This group gets together to eat and socialize. We eat at a different restaurant each month. This group is a great opportunity to check out the local restaurants, as well as to get to know one another. Come as often as you can!

REACHING OUT:
Is a group of women who perform various endeavors to fulfill civic responsibilities. Currently we are involved with volunteer work at local nursing facilities. Check the newsletter each month for details.

TWO SCRABBLE GROUPS:

-TUESDAYS SCRABBLE: This group meets Tuesdays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at a restaurant in Carmel.

FRIDAY SCRABBLERS:
This laid back group is for beginners or rusty players. The group meets weekly on Fridays from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

STITCHING DIVAS:
This group meets the second Thursday of each month in a member’s home. If you are looking for a fun group that enjoys sharing patterns and ideas while working on our knitting, crocheting or needle work projects, please join us!

WINE TASTING:
This group meets the 3rd Friday of the month from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Enjoy a fun atmosphere for both couples and singles to get together and discover different wines and good conversation. September through May. A different theme is planned each month. Attendees are expected to bring a bottle of wine under $20 in accordance with the theme and a light appetizer or snack. RSVP is a must! Your hostess will give you the wine type and theme when you call her.