Activities & their Chairs

 Updated 10/25/2018
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
Linda Childress


 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. Members  will receive an email about 2 weeks prior to the event which will allow you to sign up online, stating that you are attending and if you are interested in hosting that month.

 Open Position

Shirley Johnson

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. See Link to Document. 


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


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


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

A paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels. The rules are simple and the game is easy for beginners to learn, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players.

The Basics
A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong.

Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net.

Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes.

Played as doubles or singles.

Les Weintraub

Brunswick County Pickleball Ambassador/Certified Instructor
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

The tennis activity’s main goal is to organize players at all levels of play so that everyone has the opportunity and skill level to play tennis on a regular basis. 

Tennis "get-togethers" are organized for all levels of play from Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced players.

The MiXeD uP dOuBlEs program was restarted in April 2018, after taking a winter break, and has been running pretty strong. I encourage you to show up alone or with a partner, for some great social tennis. We have been playing 4 to 5, 20 minute sets, trading courts and partners each set, on EVERY Sunday of the month, at 6:30 in the evening. I look forward to seeing this program continue to grow! Please contact me for more details, I would love to see you there.

Paul Martins