Newcomers of the First Coast has many activities throughout the year that are open to all members. Monthly luncheon meetings are held September through May with programs featuring interesting topics or providing entertainment.
Most interest groups meet regularly on a monthly basis. For more information, click on one of the links below.
In addition to monthly luncheons and interest group activities, social events are planned and occur periodically throughout the year. Some events may also include spouses/significant others.
Prospective members may attend two events as a guest but will be required to join to participate in further activities.
The Newcomers Book Club meets the third Monday of the month at 1:00 pm, and everyone is welcome!
Book titles are selected at the beginning of the year and we take turns hosting the discussions in a member's home.
Newcomers of the First Coast is proud to present not one, not two, but FIVE opportunities for Canasta! All canasta groups meet at the Queen's Harbour Clubhouse except Couples Canasta that meets at various member's homes.
COUPLES CANASTA Couples Canasta meets on the 4th Saturday each month at 6:30 pm.
FIRST FRIDAY CANASTA The First Friday Canasta Group meets at 10:00 am on the first Friday of each month.
FOURTH FRIDAY CANASTA The Fourth Friday Canasta Group meets at 10:00 am on the fourth Friday of each month.
SECOND THURSDAY CANASTA The Second Thursday Canasta Group meets at noon on the second Thursday of each month.
FIFTH (!!!) FUN FRIDAY CANASTA The Fifth Fun Friday Canasta Group meets at 10:00 am on the fifth Friday of months with five Fridays!
If you are new to Newcomers, this is the perfect event for making friends in a more intimate, welcoming gathering! Coffee chat is usually held on the fourth Thursday of the month. It is always rewarding to meet and share thoughts with others who value your friendship and interests. Please join us for conversation, laughs, coffee (or tea), and friendship!
The Daytrippers group schedules outings throughout the year to take advantage of unique opportunities around the area. For example, there may be attendance at a performance by the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, or maybe a visit to a local herb farm. These outings are not necessarily scheduled every month but are typically scheduled on a day of the month that does not conflict with other Newcomers' activities.
The Genealogy group meets monthly on the second Friday to share information and learn about genealogy. Sometimes there are Webinars and sometimes the monthly meeting is replaced by attending special conferences and seminars in the area.
Ladies' Poker meets in the afternoon on the second Wednesday of the month. Regular monthly games are for experienced players and cost $20 in quarters.