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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 3 months old.

Arts & Culture

No country or destination is off limits for nonfiction—and fiction—on the Armchair Travelers’ Book Group reading list. From classics to contemporary, we trot the globe page-by-page on the 1st Friday of each month. (This group is currently at maximum capacity.)

This book group is now closed. This group meets monthly on the second Friday at 2:00 pm to discuss member-selected books.

This book group is now closed. This group meets monthly to discuss member-selected books.

This group is now closed. Newcomers’ book groups meet monthly to discuss member-selected books.

This book group is closed. This group meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday at 1:30 to discuss member-selected books.

Book Group #5 will meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 9:00am. Please join us - we have room for more members.

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. This group is inactive until further notice because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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.

The Table Play Reading Group meets once a month. Members are notified by the coordinator. A play is selected, ordered, and roles are assigned at least a month before each reading. At every meeting, members read their roles and the group has a lively discussion. For the time being the meetings are held via Zoom. PLEASE NOTE: While membership is at capacity at this time, we often need substitutes. Please register if you are interested and we will contact you.

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.


The coordinators of this dining group contact members monthly to find out who will participate in that month's gourmet dinners. Groups of 6-8 are then assigned to a host/hostess' home and contribute dishes to that meal. This is a great way to get to know people.

These predetermined gourmet groups of 6-8 people who dine together once a month emerged years ago when Newcomers first began and as friendships and relationships developed. Anyone can start a new group in this category if you have 6-8 people ready to go. You can show your interest by contacting the VP of Newcomers.

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.

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. This group is inactive until further notice because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Out-to-Lunch Bunch – Enjoy casual off-the-menu lunches at restaurants around town where we meet for conversation and good food. This group is inactive until further notice because of Covid-19 restrictions.

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. This group is inactive until further notice because of Covid-19 restrictions.

Because of the Covid19 restrictions this Social Hour get together has been canceled until further notice. The Social Hour is held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 5 to 6 PM, throughout 2018/2019 season. 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.

Outdoor Activities

We'll talk about plants we love and gardens we want; plants we've killed and those that thrived. And, when appropriate, we'll visit member gardens, plant vendors, and special landscapes. Until then - we'll keep in touch (green thumbs) with monthly updates.

This group is currently inactive

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)

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.

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 2021 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.

For players (men and women) who want to try different courses. We play at Cochiti, Santa Ana, TOWA, UNM courses and others. Courses normally range in price from $40-$65 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 2021 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.

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


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..

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.