Welcome to Avon Newcomers! Our interest groups are the heart and soul of our organization and provide a great way to meet new people, socialize, explore the area, and, most importantly, have fun.
Please refer to our homepage or monthly newsletters for scheduled events and all other information for group activities.
Interest Group Dates:
Book Club (Contact Annie Simpson) – December 5, 7 - 9 pm
Breakfast Club (Contact Michele O'Connor) – November 16, 9 am Toasted Oat, Canton
Cocktails & Conversation (Contact Megan Mayo )– Not meeting until January
Discover New England (Contact Meghan Gaignard) - November 24, Lake Compounce Holiday Lights
December 13, 7:30 pm, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, The Terris Theatre, Chester, CT
Doggie Dates (Contact Julie Wolfe) - December 28, 10 am, West Hartford Reservoir
Kids Connections (Contact Pran Grunin) –
Ladies Night Out (Contact Cary Bastin or Selinda Shepard)– December 13, 7 pm, My Favorite Things Party
Lunch Bunch (Contact Vilma Annicelle) – November 29, 1 pm, La Familia Bolivian, Canton
Men’s Poker (Contact Jim Moyer) – November 29, 8 pm
Tennis (Contact Jackie Campisi) - Tuesdays, 10:30 am, Simsmore Tennis, Simsbury
These are informal groups that have developed around a certain topic, such as bookgroups, golf, or lunch.
We understand! We're human too! These groups are designed so you can participate at your own pace.
If you don't see something that sparks your interest, please feel free to contact us at any time to discuss starting a new interest group. We are always willing to add a new group if there is an activity you would like to pursue that we currently do not offer.
Absolutely! Join as many as you would like. In fact, most of our members participate in more than one activity.
When you fill out the online membership registration form, your interests will be forwarded to the group chairs. To join a new interest group at other times of the year, just contact Avon Newcomers!
This casual group meets to discuss a book, enjoy drinks and some appetizers. There is no requirement to read the book!
This group meets at a variety of local coffee shops or restaurants to chat and have some caffeine. Children are welcome.
Participants meet once a month (or so) at alternating homes; each player takes a turn at hosting a Bunco night.
Come socialize and make new friends over drinks and appetizers.
Dog lovers and their canine companions are invited to join us for a variety of meetups at dog-friendly venues, from dog-friendly bars to indoor and outdoor play dates. Dogs love Yappy Hour!
This group meets Saturday mornings to play nine holes.
Family Fun Nights, Small Wonders Playgroup, and more!
Join the ladies for a fun night out on the town.
Catch up with fellow newcomers over lunch once a month at a different restaurant in the Farmington Valley.
This group helps members who have just had a baby, surgery or are otherwise in need.
A fun and informal game night.
A mix of all things fitness. From walking to running, barre to yoga, skiing, golf and everything in between.