Interest Groups

If you have a special interest that you do not see listed here, we are always open to starting new groups, provided someone is willing to chair the group and we have other members who are interested! 

BOOK DISCUSSION:  We have three different book discussion groups to meet the convenience of our members–two daytime and one evening.  In each one members meet for monthly discussion and review of the month’s chosen book!

DAYTIME AND EVENING BUNCO:  An easy and fun game played with dice.  Easy to learn and lots of laughs!

COFFEE:  Members take turns hosting this casual morning of coffee, light breakfast, and great conversation!

EUCHRE:  Two daytime groups play this Midwestern classic card game.  If you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you!

GOURMET SNOOPERS:   Explore restaurants in the area while having dinner with fellow Newcomers!

MAHJONGG:  Fun and challenging game similar to Gin Rummy, but played with tiles instead of cards.  This group meets during the day.

OUT TO LUNCH BUNCH:  Check out area restaurants for lunch with your fellow Newcomers!

STITCH AND CHAT:  This group recently reorganized and meets monthly at a local yarn shop.  All needlecrafters welcome!

WALKING:  Get those steps in by walking at Fox River Mall!  This group walks then gathers for coffee and conversation.

WINE TASTING:  The group gathers at member homes, area wineries or wine bars.  Have a great time learning about your favorites, and perhaps acquiring some new ones!