Club Activities (Groups)

NOTE:  Click on the activity name to view individual pages for each group


Fall calendar on biking page

Kay Benaroch and Kate Mason

Mount up and roll along with the group exploring many trails throughout Cape Cod.  The rides are rated from beginner to difficult.  Join the fun and get some exercise! 

 Book Club - Men

Once a month 

Harold Gabriel

Small group of men who enjoy reading books of many flavors, but also seek the opportunity to review and exchange thoughts that relate to the books content and author’s intent. 

 Book Club, - Women 

Once a month

Jeanne MacEachern

Book groups are generally composed of five to ten members and group meeting  times, places and book choices are flexible and are decided by the members of the individual groups.   Most groups meet monthly to discuss their current book title and share their impressions of the story and the writing.  


Tuesday evening

Carol Legendre and Diane Forester

Candle pin bowling at the Orleans Bowling Center on Route 6A in Orleans.  Group chooses dinner options after bowling.

  Cooking,- Men's

Once a month

Charles Moeder

We have six groups of men gathering once per month to enjoy an evening meal at a rotating host home to participate in comradery, good food and friendly discussion.  Men's cooking is not intended to be a gourmet or wine tasting group. The host cooks the entrée and remaining members prepare other parts of the meal. 

 Cooking - Women's

Once a month

Sharon Haas and Pam Cronin

If you love gathering with friends over a great meal, but don’t want to do all the work yourself, then this is the group for you!  


Monday afternoon 

David Legendre and Carol Legendre

Cornhole Toss is similar to horseshoes except with beanbags. We play on a weekly basis outdoors at Brooks Park, and indoors at the Harwich Community Center in winter. 

Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing 


Bob Thomason and Stephanie Steiner

If there is snow on the ground, the Activity Leader decides where to ski and sends an e-mail to everyone who has signed up for this activity, notifying them of the time and place of skiing.

 Fiber Arts 

Nancy Wood

Fiber Arts include, but are not limited to: Knitting, crocheting, sewing, quilting, twining, weaving, cross stitching, embroidering, rug hooking, locker hooking, crewel, tablet weaving, lace making, and appliqué.

All experience levels are welcome, and participants must provide their own materials.
Game Night

Marguerite Heffernan and Laurie Phillips

Small groups of participants (singles or couples) play a variety of board and card games at the Harwich Community Center.  Refreshments are served and it is a good opportunity to meet new friends and be social.  Some of the games include (but not limited to) Rummikub, Mexican train dominoes, Blokus, Sequence, Scrabble, Phase 10, Taboo, Cribbage, Telestrations, and Scattergories.         

 Golf - Men

Bob Connor

Members play (weather permitting) on Tuesday at Seaside Links in Chatham at 9:30 a.m., although the play time is changed in summer as the crowds increase.

 Golf - Women

Nancy Resteghini and Phyllis Koppel

The Women's Golf Group plays (weather permitting) on Wednesdays from April through October at the Chatham Seaside Links golf course.  You will receive a weekly email.  Skill levels vary and everyone should be familiar with general golf etiquette.  

 Hiking Highlights

Mark McGrath and Trish Crocker

These hikes happen at various times and locations. They are announced via email. Mark McGrath, a Newcomer himself and an experienced hiker with extensive knowledge of the Cape, challenges our mind and senses. It might be at dawn, in the rain, or in the moonlight. Stay tuned.

 Individual Members

Susan Carpenter and Anne Dickson

The Individual Members Group provides the opportunity for members to meet and connect with other solo / individual members, who prefer to attend these CHNC activities on their own.  Marital status is not relevant. 

 In-Home Dining

Karen Thompson

In-Home Dining allows Newcomers the opportunity to forge new friends in the relaxed setting of another member’s home. Hosting rotates among group members. Typically, there is one hosting responsibility and three other home visits. Members have responsibility for each dinner. Dinners are usually in November, January, March and May.    

Morning Glories

Suzanne Feeney, Leslie McCowan, Carysue Hogan and Roberta Seiler

Meeting new people, developing friendships, sharing with one another, gaining insights, being silly and having fun all while being at breakfast!!! What more can one ask. Join our Morning Glories women’s breakfast club for lively discussions and fellowship. Once a month a limited number (based on space) of women will meet at a determined location.

 Newcomers Helping Neighbors Bob Hamilton and Jim Knickman

This is a group that provides simple services to older adults, helping them stay active while continuing to live in their homes.   We provide friendly visits, rides to medical appointments or shopping, tech help and simple handyman tasks.  Participation is easy and flexible - help when it fits your schedule.   There is no commitment to a specific time or date to provide service.  Volunteers may provide services, as often or as infrequently as they like.   On the high side, some are busy every week, while others participate less than once a month.

Newcomers Helping Neighbors works in collaboration with Nauset Neighbors, a well-established organization that does a great job linking members to older adults needing a helping hand.   Requests for help are described on a website with dates and times.  Based on your own abilities, interests and schedule, you can select opportunities to provide a service to an older adult.

After joining the group, you'll go through a background check and orientation with Nauset Neighbors.   Then you'll be able to log in to their website, see the requests and select what you're interested in doing.

 Winter Cape Hikes

As scheduled

Patricia Sarantis

The main focus of winter hiking is for exercise in the cold months with adventures leading to dynamic views and remote areas. 

Most hikes will be for 1-1/2 hours. 

 Women's Gourmet

Jennifer McConnell, Joanne Camuto, Susan Eldredge, Betty Faircloth, Debbie Fortin and Karen McLaughlin 

We are a group of women who savor good food, friendship and fun.  Join us as we explore a variety of culinary and other adventures in a casual atmosphere (without the work of cooking)!


As scheduled

Stephen Patzman, Jonas Robinson and Charles Curtiss

The group is open to men and women who are members of Newcomers and who have an interest in working on wood projects. The members meet in the Fall and agree upon the next project to be undertaken, which can be either for a civic organization, or for an individual. Generally, the project chosen is one which cannot easily be bought. All skill levels welcome.

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