SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS – 2018-2019


Book Club:   

Are you looking for a new way to make friends?  Do you enjoy reading for pleasure?   If you’ve answered “yes”, the book club is sure to be a great choice for you.   Join us the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 p.m. at the Lititz Library to review and discuss the book of the month.   Contact the group leader for this year’s reading list.

 Bunco: 

This is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill.   The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations.   The winners get prizes for most wins, most losses, most mini and regular Bunko. $6.00 is collected from each player to be used for the prizes.   Ladies who are part of this group take turns as host or co-host and provide light refreshments.   Limited to a maximum of 16 players, Bunko is played at 1:00 on the second Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted in the newsletter.   Come try your luck at rolling the dice and have a fun afternoon with other Newcomers and Neighbors members.

 Canasta: 

Refresh your Canasta skills with other ladies.  Meets each month on the fourth Monday at 1:00 p.m. in members’ homes.  Light snacks are provided by the hostess.  Contact the group leader each time to be included.

 Dining Around Town:

Singles and/or couples get together several times a year to sample various restaurants in the Lancaster area.  Dates and places will be listed in current issue of N&N Newsletter.  Contact group leader each time to be included.

Knitters:

Learn to knit from a “pro” or just work on your current knitting project with this group.  All levels of knitters are welcome.  Meet monthly in members’ homes on the first Tuesday at 1:00 p.m.  Contact group leader each month to RSVP.

Lunch Bunch:

Enjoy visiting different area restaurants and making new friends over lunch.  This ladies only group meets monthly on the fourth Thursday at noon unless otherwise stated.  Check the N&N newsletter for exact date and restaurant location.  Contact the group leader by deadline to sign up to attend each month.

 Mexican Train

Mexican Train is a game played with Dominoes. The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from her hand onto one or more chains, or "trains", emanating from a central hub or "station". The game's name comes from a special optional train that belongs to all players.  Ladies who are part of this group take turns as host or co-host and may provide light refreshments.  Mexican Train is played at noon on the third Wednesday of each month.  Players on the wait list automatically qualify to participate the following month.  Contact the group leader listed in the monthly N & N Newsletter to sign up.

 Pinochle:

This group is for everyone.  Although there is a loyal following, everyone can learn to play.  This group meets the 4th Wednesday of the month in a member’s home at 1:00.

 Serendipity:

This is a popular group that takes trips to museums, historical sights, designer show houses, movies, miniature golf, both Classic and Highlander Book Clubs and, of course, shopping excursions.   Serendipity meets the first Monday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in local restaurants to plan upcoming outings and to enjoy coffee and breakfast.  The meeting date may vary occasionally due to holiday schedules.  Contact the group leader listed in the N&N newsletter each month to RSVP.

 Someone’s in the Kitchen:

Be inspired by members who will be sharing their cooking secrets and “tricks of the trade” in their kitchens.   There will be four presentations during the year with a variety of dishes and desserts that will then be sampled by the participants.   Dates and times will be announced in the N&N newsletter.

 

Events

Miscellaneous Merriment:

The name of this social group says it all!  Many of these activities are open to couples and singles, activities in the past have included a Road Rally, Soup and Salad affair, High tea, Cookie Exchange, Holiday Parties, Wine N More, Colonial Williamsburg Dinner, Luau and more.  Contact the Group Leader listed in the N&N Newsletter for each event to sign up.

Community Service

The Community Service Coordinators provide avenues for members' involvement in community and charitable activities.  In the past this has included helping organizations with providing birthday cakes for children, providing Christmas gifts for children, making books available to children through the library, and volunteering at women’s organizations that provide help in the community.