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Arts & Culture

11 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets monthly on the 2nd Friday of each month at 2 PM to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Nadia Anhalt. (see Membership Directory).
12 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets on the last Wednesday of each month from 2 - 4 PM. For further information contact the Coordinator, Liz DeGrood (see Membership Directory).
14 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 5:30 PM to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Carmen Ekstrom (see Membership Directory).
14 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1:30 PM to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact one of the Co-coordinators, Cathleen Forman or Mary E. Norris (see Membership Directory).
13 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets monthly on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 2 PM to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator,Emily A. Hartigan (see Membership Directory).
12 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets at 5 PM beginning in Spring (Daylight Savings Time) and at 4 PM beginning in Autumn (Standard Time) on the 2nd Tuesday of each month to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Marian Knowles (see Membership Directory).
11 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group meets at 6:30 PM on the 3rd Monday of each month to discuss member-selected books. For further information contact the Coordinator, Liz Blecker (see Membership Directory).
11 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. This group focuses on historical fiction plus other best sellers. Books will be member-selected, three months at a time. The group meets the 2nd Monday of each month 2 - 4 PM at a member's home. For further information contact the Coordinator, Mary Jane (MJ) Kleven (see Membership Directory).
13 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time, but we can put you on a waitlist, if you join the Group on the website. This group is for members interested in Historical Fiction. This group meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 1:30 - 3 PM. Members are asked to host one meeting per year. For further information contact the Coordinator, Susan J. Nichols (see Membership Directory).
10 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. Books run the gamut of classic mystery writers to the hybrid mystery-thrillers popular today. This group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 2 PM. For further information contact the Coordinator, Bernadette Snider (see Membership Directory).
26 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. Focus is on history/non-fiction. Books will be member-selected, meeting times and place TBD by the group. For further information contact the Coordinator, Allen Gulledge (see Membership Directory).
36 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. Members will attend local opera events - both live and "live in HD" with pre- and post-performance socializing. A great opportunity for seasoned opera fans as well as those seeking an introduction to our town's great opera treasures. Members will receive updates from the Coordinator before events. For further information contact the Coordinator, Martha Baker (see Membership Directory).
13 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. We meet on the 4th Friday of the month at a member's home. On a rotating basis, every month a new play is selected, ordered, and delivered, and roles are assigned. After the readings, everyone participates in what is usually a very lively discussion. For further information contact the Coordinator, Judy Kares (see Membership Directory).
140 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. The Group will "go to the movies" on the first Sunday of every month. Members will be notified by the Coordinator as soon as movie schedules are known. Everyone goes independently and at the same time. Optional discussion follows at a location determined after the movie. There is no set schedule. For further information contact the Coordinator, Allen Gulledge (see Membership Directory).
15 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time. For visual artists to share ideas and experienes and to see each other's work. This is a potluck-style gathering with new and seasoned visual artists sharing their art and experiences while enjoying appetizers and desserts. This group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 3 - 5 PM at one of the member's homes. For further information contact Coordinator, MakiYamazaki (see Membership Directory).
33 Members
This group is currently OPEN and looking for more members - published and non-published writers are welcome. This group is for members who write and/or want to and share their work in a confidential and safe environment. The sessions take place on the 1st Wednesday of each month at the Southside Branch Library from 10 - 12 PM. For further information contact the Coordinator, Janyth Fell (see Membership Directory).
14 Members
This group is CLOSED to new members at this time.. For visual artists to share ideas, experiences and see each other's work. This is a potluck-style gathering with new and seasoned visual artists sharing their art and experiences while enjoying appetizers and desserts. This group will meet on the 3rd Friday of each month from 1 - 3 PM at a member's home. For further info, contact Coordinator, Maki Yamazaki (see Membership Directory).
12 Members
This group is CLOSED at this time for new members. This group will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 6 PM at Second Street Brewery. This group will examine the discovery of the atom, radiation, U-235, U-238 and plutonium and more with asides into relativity, quantum mechanics, AI, VR and quantum computing. We will read, have guest speakers, and tour sites. Some possible field trips are Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia Labs, the Bradbury Museum and the Trinity site. New Mexico played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb. Its tech centers continue to lead today. With such a rich history on our doorsteps, we propose an expanded reading group, using Richard Rhodes’ “The Making of the Atomic Bomb” as the leaping off point. Don't Worry. You don't need to be a scientist to be a member of this group, just curious - no tests. For further information contact Co-coordinators, Ken Friedman or Brian Park (see Membership Directory).

Outdoor Sports

46 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. This group is active only during the ski season. Members meet on Mondays at 9 AM directly at the quad chair for the first lift and again at 10 AM for late starters. For further information contact the Coordinator, Steve Venturoni (see Membership Directory).
194 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. Each second Tuesday morning of each month (except January & February) we hike and explore trails around Santa Fe. Hikes are senior-rated, Easy, Moderate or Difficult. Hikes will last 2-3 hours. The meeting location and start time varies each month. Check the Newcomers' calendar for current information. Registration is usually Not Required, check the calendar each month. NOTE: Due to liability concerns we have a "no dog" policy (sorry). For further information contact the Coordinator, James Anhalt (see Membership Directory).
223 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. On the 4th Wednesday of each month (except holidays) this group meets at 10 AM. Walks range from easy, level, city walks to somewhat more hilly and rocky with sand/gravel terrain. They are about 2 miles long and 1 to 1.5 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 trails and paths available around Santa Fe. Walk details are sent to all members by email one week in advance indicating the meeting place, walk level and other important details. For further information contact the Coordinator, Brenda Smith (see Membership Directory).
65 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. For casual golfers (men and women) who want to stay close to Santa Fe. Weather permitting, this Group starts early April through the end of October. Green 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 necesssary for the par 3. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU MUST REGISTER. Add your name by clicking on the "View Members" button on the Website within the Interest Group's description, then click on the "Sign Me Up" button. The Corrdinator will contact the members with further details. For further information contact the Coordinator, Brian C. Morgan (see Membership Directory).
44 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. For players (men and women) who want to try different courses. We play at various courses within a one hour drive from Santa Fe including Cochiti, Santa Ana, Towa, Los Alamos, BlackMesa, UNM. Weather permitting, this group starts early April until early November. The courses are, of moderate difficulty, but you don't have to be an expert to enjoy these courses. Courses normally range in price from $40-$65 for Seniors for 18 holes with a cart. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY YOU MUST REGISTER. Add your name by clicking on the "View Members" button on the Website within the Interest Group's description, then click on the "Sign Me Up" button. The corrdinator will contact the members with further details. For further information contact the Coordinator, Jeff Koester (see Membership Direcotry).
103 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. This group meets seasonally every Thursday morning during January and February to hike or snowshoe on beautiful area trails. For further information contact one of the Co-coordinators, Brian C. Morgan or Pam Parfitt (see Membership Directory).

Social

37 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. Have fun with fellow Mah Jongg players, using the rules for American style Mah Jongg of the National Mah Jongg League, Inc. Beginners are welcome as well as more experienced players. The only requirement is a current year's Mah Jongg card from the National Mah Jongg League. Members meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 1:30 PM at a member's home. Games generally end between3:30 - 4:30 PM. Those who have a Mah Jongg set are encouraged to bring it. For further information contact Coordinator, Elaine Germano (see Membership Directory).
77 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. On the 2nd Friday of each month, Gourmet I meets for small dinner parties or happy hour/gourmet hors d'oeuvres in small groups hosted in a private home. Get-togethers are groups of 6 - 10 per host who volunteers to open their home to guests. The Coordinator selects the theme for the eveining - drinks, gourmet snacks/hors d'oeuvres and/or dinner. Everyone contributes food and/or drinks to share with their assigned group. The goal is to make every attempt to rotate hosts and provide a fun environment for members to meet, have lively conversation, fun and meet new people! Everyone is invited! For further information contact the Coordinator, Crista Dixon (see Membership Directory).
56 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. 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 relatlionships developed. Anyone can start a new group in this category, if you have 6-8 people ready to go.
186 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. Enjoy casual off-the-menu lunches at restaurants around town where we meet for conversation and good food. For further information contact Coordinator, Evelyn S. McClure (see Membership Directory).

Travel

123 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. This group is exclusively for the women members. This group goes on short overnight trips, longer trips in the USA and places abroad - wherever the group decides! Come share the fun with friends, new and old. Several great outings are already in the planning stages for 2024. If you join, you will be contacted by email with more detailed information. For further information contact Coordinator, Patricia E. Mason (see Membership Directory).
27 Members
This group is OPEN to new members. Do you own a 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. For further information contact the Coordinator, Steve Venuroni (see Membership Directory).