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!

AFTERNOON MOVIE:
The movie group meets the last Tuesday of the month at a local theater for a matinee show time then will visit with each other afterwards to discuss the movie. 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 FIVE BOOK CLUBS!

Bibliophiles: This group meets the 4th 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: This group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in a member’s home.

Page Turners: Our newest book group! This group is for everyone who loves to read and discuss books and prefers an early afternoon gathering. They meet the 3rd Monday of the month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in a member’s home.

Book Worms: This group meets the 1st Wednesday of the month, including summer months, 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. either in a member’s home or a local restaurant. 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.

THREE BRIDGE GROUPS TO CHOOSE FROM:

T.G.I.F. Ladies Bridge Club:  All levels of play are welcome, but a basic understanding of the game is necessary. This group meets the second Friday of the month at a Carmel restaurant. Lunch is at 12:30 and play is from 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Couples Bridge: 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! This group does not meet in June, July and August.

-Couples Evening Bridge: Our newest Bridge group. They play 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 member’s home from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Evening Bunco:  This group typically meets the 4th Thursday of the month from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Consult the newsletter for date confirmation and locations. This group does not meet in June, July or August.

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 the 4th Wednesday of the month in a members’ home at 11:30 a.m. Each member shares food they have prepared in keeping with a theme, along with copies of the recipe. Specific menu information posted in the monthly newsletter. This group does not meet over the summer.

CURRENT TOPICS:
This group meets the 2nd Monday of each month from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in a member’s 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 the 4th Thursday of the Month (with the exception of November and December) from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. in a member’s home. It’s a great time playing Fifth Train (Mexican Train Dominoes). If you’ve never played, we’ll teach you. Come play and laugh with us.


-ROOM FOR YOU EUCHRE: This group meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at a local Carmel restaurant. Optional meetup for lunch beforehand. Or just come to play from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

-NO LUNCH BUNCH EUCHRE: This group meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month in a member’s home. If you haven’t played for a while or don’t know how to play – no problem we will teach you! This group typically takes the summer off.

EXPLORE GROUP:

This fun group typically hosts an event once a month. 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 LEAGUE 9 HOLES:
The golf league meets every Tuesday from April through September at a Central Carmel golf club.  See newsletter for details.

LAST MINUTE LADIES:
This group enables you to invite members to join you in an activity that either requires planning (like a play) or something on short notice (like meeting at a coffee shop tomorrow). Anyone can suggest and host an activity. Past events have included a Polo game, plays and concerts, crafting parties, trying a new restaurant, whatever activity you would like friends to join you in!

MAHJONGG:
This group meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in a player’s home. Please bring $3 change and a Mahjongg card.  New players always welcome!

OUT-TO-LUNCH BUNCH:
This group meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon. The purpose is to try a new restaurant and socialize. Its 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.

FRIDAY SCRABBLERS:
The group meets every Friday from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at a Carmel bookstore. This laid-back group is for beginners or rusty players.

STITCHING DIVAS:
This group meets the 2nd 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 in a members home. 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.