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This is a list of interest categories and the interests within each category. Click on an interest to learn more about that item. If you are logged in, you will also see the members who have declared that interest, with a link to their member directory entry. Click the info link icon   to view additional information about the interest group.

New Interest groups

This Category will show all interest groups that are less than 5 months old.

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Garden Interest Group for Santa Fe Gardeners BIG will start as a Zoom version of sitting at the kitchen table with a cuppa and good friends. We'll talk about plants we love and gardens we want; plants we've killed and those that thrived. And, when appropriate, we'll go OUTSIDE to visit member gardens, plant vendors, and special landscapes. We have a few ideas: fall planting and to-do's; winter watering (selfie prizes awarded); planting summer/winter pots; cluster landscaping and drift planting; vegetable visions, and mulching merit badges. PLEASE COME to our introductory Zoom meeting on Tuesday, October 13 (2-4pm)to share your topic ideas/interests and to plan mini-garden gatherings (masked and distanced, of course).

Arts & Culture


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This book group is now closed. This group meets monthly on the second Friday at 2:00 pm to discuss member-selected books. If you would like to join an open group, please check book club 6.

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This book group is now closed. This group meets monthly to discuss member-selected books. If you would like to join an open group, please check book club 6.

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This group is now closed. Newcomers’ book groups meet monthly to discuss member-selected books. If you would like to join an open group, please check book club 6.

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This book group is closed. This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 1:30 to discuss member-selected books. If you would like to join an open group, please check book club 6.

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This is a new book club that was recently formed and is now full. This group meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday at 10:30 to discuss member-selected books in both the fiction and non-fiction categories. If you would like to join an open group, please check book club 6.

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Book clubs 1 - 5 are full. If you are interested in joining a book club, please check Book Club 6. Feel free to take the initiative, contact other members of Book Club 6, arrange a first meeting and start a new book club.

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Our movie group collectively decides which film to get together to watch. We usually choose a late afternoon matinee movie followed by refreshments/dinner at a nearby cafe. We have no set schedule, are entirely flexible, and open to all venues and movie genre. We’re the friendliest movie critics in town.

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The Newcomers Photography group meets monthly to learn about photography, admire photographic works, and be inspired by professionals whom we will have come and share their photos and expertise with us. Also, we will be going on photo shoots together and having show and tell with the photos we take. We have a wonderful group of members with all degrees of expertise and welcome anyone interested in photography to join us.

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Newcomers’ Club Shakespeare fans have started the Shakespeare Mania Group, which meets monthly on the third Tuesday. Future activities include a Movie Night to watch a video of one of the plays, attending plays, play-reading sessions and discussing the sonnets.

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The Table Play Reading Group usually meets once a month on a Saturday, 2-5 p.m. A play is selected, ordered, and roles are assigned at least a month before each reading. At the monthly meeting, members read the play and have a lively discussion. The group is currently full. Please contact president@santafenewcomers.org if you would like to be on the waiting list.

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Our tours and events have included outings, artist studio tours, educational opportunities, cultural experiences, etc. These vary each month. Check the Event Calendar regularly to see new offerings.

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The Writers’ Group is for individuals who write and/or want to write and share their work in a confidential and safe environment. Requirements: computer access, commitment to complete assignments, and participation in monthly sessions.

Social


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If you are in an existing Traditional group, select this Interest. If you are in the Flexible group or want to find a group, join Gourmet II.

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This flexible Gourmet has unlimited openings whether you dine with us each month or only occasionally. We have several hosts each month with about eight dining at each home. If you'd like to try Gourmet, or are already part of this group, please join this Interest.

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Luncheon meetings with a speaker are held several times per year, at a local hotel or restaurant. Attendance varies between 30 and 70 people. The luncheon typically costs in the $30 range and requires a pre-paid reservation. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

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A social event for new members to meet others in the club. Held at a hotel venue or private home. Enjoy drinks, hors d'oeuvres and lively conversation with board members, committee chairs, and longstanding members.

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Out-to-Lunch Bunch – Enjoy casual off-the-menu lunches at restaurants around town where we meet for conversation and good food.

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Out-to-Dinner Bunch – Enjoy weeknight dinners with other club members—couples and singles welcome!Focus is on exploring some of the city’s interesting and less expensive restaurants.

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The Social Hour is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6 PM, throughout 2018/2019 seaon. This is a very informal get-together in the Second Street Brewery Rufina Taproom, 2920 Rufina Street. So, no sign-ups, just come! Local beers are $1.00 off. The brewery also serves white and red wines.

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The purpose of this interest group is to bring " Science Nerds" together in the form of talks, day trips, discovery and visitations of a more or less technical nature. The intent is to get comfortable with like minded souls, but also once in a while explore beyond. New Mexico has a very interesting involvement in science and technology both past, present and future.

Outdoor Activities


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Meets at the Santa Fe Ski Area on Mondays. You don't have to ski alone. Seasonal

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For casual golfers, men and women who want to stay close to Santa Fe. Greens fees are quite reasonable at this 18 hole municipal course. There is a par 3 executive 9 hole course adjacent to the 18 hole course where beginners can improve their skills. No tee times are necessary for the par 3. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IN 2020 YOU MUST REGISTER. Add your name by clicking on the "View Members" button and then click on the "Sign me up" button. Before the season starts the coordinator will contact the members with further details.

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Each second Tuesday morning of the month (except January & February) we hike and explore trails in the beautiful Santa Fe area. Our hikes are typically rated as Moderate or Easy-Moderate by the well-known local hiking guides. Hikes will last 2-3 hours with a target return to Santa Fe by 1 PM. We meet at the trailhead appropriate for the specific hike. Trailhead meeting time is 9:00 AM in the SUMMER to avoid mid-day heat. NOTE: if you wish to hike with the group, you must register with the hiking coordinator. Reservations are required to hike. Note: Due to liability concerns we have a "no dog" policy (sorry)

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On the fourth Wednesday of each month, (except holidays) the Walking Group meets at 10:00 AM. Walks range from easy, level, city walks to somewhat more hilly, rocky with sandy/gravel terrain. They are about 2 miles long and 1-1 1/2 hours in time and are less strenuous than the hikes. Optional lunch often follows the walk. Members of the group volunteer to lead along the many wonderful trails and paths available in the Santa Fe area. Walks details are sent to all group members by email one week in advance indicating the meeting place, walk level and other important details.

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For players (men and women) who want to try different courses. We play at Cochiti, Santa Ana, Black Mesa, UNM courses and others. Courses normally range in price from $40-$55 for Seniors for 18 holes with a cart. You don’t have to be an expert to enjoy these courses. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY IN 2020 YOU MUST REGISTER HERE. Add your name by clicking on the "View Members" button and then click on the "Sign me up" button. Before the season starts the coordinator will contact the members with further details.

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Meet every Thursday morning during January and February to hike, snowshoe or cross country ski on beautiful area trails. Seasonal

Travel


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Want to travel more? Would like to share the fun with friends, old and new, from Santa Fe? Then check this NEW interest to find out more. We can go on short overnight trips, or longer trips around the US, or places abroad. Whatever we decide.. All of you gals who are interested will be contacted by email. Sorry guys..

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Do you own an RV or are thinking about it? Travel with others to explore regions around the west. See and do things you might not be as likely to do if you were on your own. This is an opportunity to make new connections and new friends. We will meet to plan Rallies, visit RV shows, share skills, and find new travel buddies.