Newcomers of the Beaches


Playing games, keeping fit, exploring our region, supporting the community and socializing together are how we make new friends!

Games          Fun and Fitness    Food and Drink 

Trips and Outings       Other Fun Activities



Join us for one or several games played each month.  Don't know how to play, training sessions are held throughout the year. 

Bunco is a fun and easy to learn a dice game involving 100% luck and simple rules. Play is at tables of four, changing partners and opponents as you move from table to table.  Played twice a month at the Flagler Community center.  Additionally, one Saturday evening at a member's home where spouses and guests are welcome to join.

Canasta - Pennies from Heaven
Canasta is a fairly simple card game played with partners randomly selected for the day’s play.  Games are held at different area restaurants twice a month.  Must be an experienced player.  Two rounds of three games each are played. Play begins promptly at 11:00 and goes to 2:30 – 3:00. You must be available for the full time. Lunch is ordered from the restaurant menu and individuals pay their own bill onsite.   

Samba Canasta

Samba Canasta is a fun version of the popular Canasta but played with six decks of cards. Partners not only have to make "Canastas", but also have to make "Sambas".  Played twice a month at Temple Beth El.  Must be an experienced Canasta player.  



Euchre is a trick-taking card game It is played with a deck of 24, 28, or 32 standard playing cards.  Normally there are four players, two on each team.  Played once a month at the Flagler Community Center.  Played one Saturday evening a month at a member's home.


Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg is a game that originated in China and is played with tiles in groups of 3 or 4.  We play National Mah Jongg League rules.  This activity is for experienced players only. If you are interested in learning, you may want to contact the University of North Florida Continuing Education program which periodically offers classes.  If there is enough interest within Newcomers, a 4 week teaching class for Newcomers members may be offered at the beginning of the calendar year.   

Fun and Fitness

Fun and Fitness provides opportunities for interested Newcomers to get together for regular, easy physical activities like beach walks, visiting nature trails, bike rides and golf.  Other activities like bowling, mini golf, or horseback riding and kayaking may be added during the year

Bike Ride

We are a fun, casual group of bike riders! The majority of our trips are in Nocatee (8-10 miles). We also explore local trails, other neighborhoods and ride on the beaches

Beach and Trail Walks

Come take a stroll with us along our beautiful beaches and nature trails.  Beach walks are held at both Atlantic and Micklers once a month.  We also try to do a nature trail or neighborhood walk once a month to let members see all the great outdoor spaces this area offers!  

Members can join the fun to practice your swing and play nine holes once a month!

Food and Drink

Casual Lunch-In
This popular activity is a great way to meet your fellow Newcomers in a relaxed and fun way. Each month a member opens her home to host a seated luncheon. The number of members is determined by the hostess. Lunch is a ‘Pot Luck’ and  normally consists of appetizers, salads, entrees, and desserts provided by members.  Members designate what they will bring during registration.  If not bringing a food item, the member contributes $10 which is used to cover the cost of paper goods, water, etc.   Registration fills quickly, so please register for the the wait list, if the activity is full!

Ladies Lunch Out
Ladies Lunch Out a casual lunch out at a local restaurant. Enjoy a fun lunch with other members.   

Ladies Dinner Out
Ladies Dinner Out is a casual dinner out at a local restaurant. Enjoy a fun dinner with other members. 

Happy Hour Out
Happy Hour Out is held at various local restaurants that feature Happy Hour drinks and menus. The time varies based on the timing of Happy Hour at the restaurant. This is a casual activity, and spouses and significant others are encouraged to participate. Be sure to register your guest when you sign up. 

Wine Social
Wine Socials are popular events where friends, new and old, enjoy a casual evening in the home or residents' club of a member.  A great way for us to get to know one another.  Spouses and significant others are encouraged to participate.  Guests bring an appetizer or dessert to share and provide their own bottle of wine or choice of beverage and glassware.  

Trips and Outings

Ladies Adventure
Ladies Adventure consists of special activities that are planned based on interests identified by the membership and are more of a “one-time” activity versus an on-going activity. Activities might include: outdoor activities, sports activities, museum visits, home tours, specialized tours, etc. Any member may suggest an activity to the activity leader. "Adventures" are scheduled based on activity availability, normally once every 6 weeks or so.  

Special Outings
Special Outings are designed specifically to include spouses and significant others. These are periodic one-time events that are planned based on local venues and membership interest. Special Outings may be tours of local attractions (e.g., Fort Matanzas National Monument or the Museum of Science and History) or outings to entertainment venues (e.g., Alhambra Dinner Theatre or the Comedy Zone).  

Other Fun Activities

Book Discussion
Lively discussion! Good reads! Wonderful company!  The listing of books is published in the Forms and Documents section of Member Central.  Many members go out for lunch afterward at a location determined at the time. 

Our club offers many opportunities for our members to share their time, talents and resources with others in our community throughout the year.  Please check the calendar and email notices for more information.   We hope you will participate!

Newcomers of the Beaches P.O. Box 2421, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl 32004

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