Activities & their Chairs

 Updated 03/09/2019
Beach Buddies
The Beach Buddies goals are: to bring people together; to help make connections between new friends.

Newcomers will enjoy: casual get togethers at the beach, dining out for lunch, wonderful concerts and game nights. Most events are inexpensive or free. All are welcome!!

Sharon Bard

Pat Glennon



 Book Club

We have several established Book Clubs. New groups will be forming and the members will decide when and where to meet.


Eileen Marrone

The 2nd Saturday each month, we play at Planet Fun in Shallotte, followed by dinner at Starz Grille. Even if it's been years, come join the fun!

Barbara Scully

We will be playing bridge again on the 4th Thurs of the month in different member's home. We will start at 1 PM and play five rounds.

Cheri Lavorgna

Cocktails for 10

Let's meet and greet new friends! You bring a hearty appetizer to share and your own beverage of choice (anything you like - wine, beer, alcohol or soda. Water will be provided by the host.) We meet 3 times per year at a hosts' house (can't have the event without some hosts volunteering); dates for event to be determined.


Barbara Michal



Cooking Club
Bon Appetit! Come explore new ingredients, healthy meals, easy party foods, international cuisine, and other ideas we will “cook up.”
Cook ahead and bring your recipe and item to share to our themed, monthly gathering, at a host's home or meeting place. 

Carole Zboray
Dinners for 6

Dinners for 6 is a casual, fun way to meet new residents in the area. Six people gather for dinner at a host home and each pair prepares a part of the meal; the host provides the main dish and the other participants bring the appetizer and the dessert. The dinners are held in January, March and May, the exact day and time to be determined by the participants. You will be a host once and a guest twice. Singles are welcome to participate and invite a guest to join the group. 


Maggie and Bob Scalera


Garden, Tours and more

Everybody loves a garden and we try to tie that into every gathering. There will be talks, walks and things to learn, see and do for everybody- singles, couples, gardeners & non-gardeners. 
This will be revised as new events and opportunities arise.


Bonnie Imler


**NEW**    Genealogy/Ancestry

A new activity starting in the 2018-2019 club year.
Have you ever wanted to look into your family tree but you weren't really sure where or how to begin? Or maybe you have a great handle on how to do this research and would like to share you knowledge and research hints. Let's get together and help each other out.

 Paul Martins

Sallyjune Kuka

Men and women at all skill levels are welcome to our monthly golf outings with good group pricing at various area courses. Casual dinner follows.

 Tom Bednarczyk 
Joe Jaeger 

 Dave Raney


All levels of play are welcome.

Mexican Train
This easy, social game is played by 2-8 players with a double set of dominoes. Mexican Train, also known as Trains, is a game played with dominoes. The object of the game is for a player to play all the dominoes from his or her hand onto one or more chains, or "trains", emanating from a central hub or "station".

SWBNC plays Mexican Train on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month.  The plan is to meet for lunch at Noon and to begin play after lunch until 4:00 p.m.  We play at restaurants and clubhouses in the area.  An email is sent out in advance announcing the details.

Beginners and experienced players are welcome to join us for lunch at noon, followed by games. The restaurants are providing the space at no charge, therefore it is strongly suggested that everyone purchase lunch at each venue. 

Susan Wright

Nancy O'Shea

Mary Lou Davis

Music To Our Ears

Join us to enjoy a variety of musical genres in and around Brunswick County.

Open Position


The needlework group is a small group of people who crochet, knit, rug hook, do needlepoint or cross-stitch. We meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Sally June’s home, in Rourk Woods, Shallotte.
We work on our own individual projects. We share knowledge, expertise and patterns.


Sallyjune Kuka

**NEW**    Photography

A brand new activity, just added for the 2018-2019 year. 
Get together with some folks and shape this activity into what you would like it to be! 
All skill levels and camera types are encouraged to join!

Linda Bonskowski

Retired Old Men Eating Out
The breakfast are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month September - May. Enjoy an all you can eat buffet while getting to better know other men from Newcomers.

 John Malm 
 Rich Gallose

Do you have a passion for an activity and would like to share it with others??
Do you have an idea of something you would like to try and think others might like to try it as well?
This is YOUR opportunity!
This club is NOTHING without its' members getting involved.
If you have an idea that you would like to share with other club members, please contact our Activities Chairperson to let her know!

Bonnie Imler