Note: Below is the list of activities that will be available during the 2021-2022 year. We are not collecting membership dues for the 2020-2021 year at this time. We will be collecting dues in September for the 2021-2022 year. Please visit our Membership page for the latest information. Stay safe and healthy.
Simsbury Newcomers & Neighbors activities are listed alphabetically below – click the plus sign next to the Activity Title to read the description. If you are interested in trying out an activity before you join, please contact the activity coordinator to let them know you’d like to attend.
If you’re interested in starting a new activity group, please contact Marilyn Iezzi. She’d be happy to help you bring your ideas to fruition.
Days, Jane Fox
|2019-2020 Book Selections|
|Sept. 13||Educated||Janice Y. K. Lee|
|Oct. 18||The Paris Architect||Charles Belfoure|
|Nov. 15||Americana||Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie|
|Dec. 13||The Virginian||Owen Wister|
|Jan. 17||Teatime for the Firefly||Shona Patel|
|Feb. 21||Evicted: Poverty & Profit in American City||Matthew Desmond|
|Mar. 20||Crossing the Horizon||Laurie Notaro|
|Apr. 24||Ellie and the Harp Maker||Hazel Prior|
|May 15||The Women in the Castle||Jessica Shattuck|
|June 19||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|Sept. TBD||Lost Roses||Martha Hall Kelly|
Evenings, Cheryl Cook
|2019-2020 Book Selections|
|Sept. 3||The Year of Yes||Shonda Rhimes|
|Oct. 1||The Last Policeman||Ben H. Winters|
|Nov. 5||The Last Castle||Denise Kiernan|
|Dec. 3||Calypso||David Sedaris|
|Jan. 7||Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine||Gail Honeyman|
|Feb. 4||The Woman in the Window||A.J. Finn|
|Mar. 3||We Were the Lucky Ones||Georgia Hunter|
|Apr. 7||Where the Crawdads Sing||Delia Owens|
|May 5||Unsheltered||Barbara Kingsolver|
|June 2||Sold 0n a Monday||Kristina McMorris|
|July 7||Joyland||Stephen King|
|Aug. 4||The Bride Test||Helen Hoang|
Love to play Bridge, but you can’t ever find enough people to play with you? This is the group for you. Feel free to get in on the action by contacting Patty Howland for the couple’s group.
Bunko is a very old dice game that’s really easy to learn. And a lot of fun to play. It’s so easy that while you’re rolling the dice, your mind can be on your discussion, and you can have a fun social morning out with friends. This group plays one morning a month – so if you’re interested, contact Arlene Zappile.
Discover New England
New England is filled with many scenic, historical and cultural attractions. Join fellow Newcomers as we explore our surrounding area. Events and places to visit will be suggested by those who sign up for the group. Some ideas include: tours of local landmarks, ethnic food shopping trips, home and garden tours, art exhibits, daytrips to the CT Shore or the Berkshires. Contact Patty Howland or Diana Pratt to find out more about this fun group.
Food Chat/Recipe Swap
Happy Hour Social Club
We have tweaked the mission of the Men’s Night Out. It has morphed into Happy Hour Social Club (not just for men!). We are now in pursuit of the perfect IPA, or some other craft brew delight, bourbon, vino, good conversation and food. We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 5 p.m. (or earlier for those that can). This group is open to all! Contact Shaun Murphy for all of the details!
Ladies' Lunch Bunch
This is a fun group, where the ladies get together once a month to enjoy each others’ companionship and some good food. The leaders of the group, Alayna Clark and Toni Robinson, make reservations at different venues in the area so you can not only enjoy the atmosphere and lively conversation, but also try out a restaurant or two you may have never had the chance to go to before.
The Needlework Group is a congenial weekly gathering of beginner and experienced needlecrafters. We meet in a member’s home or the Simsbury Public Library every Monday between 10:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Join us for part or all of that time to be inspired, learn from others, or share your knowledge. Members host the group at home and provide refreshments. A weekly email message tells members the location of the next meeting and gives driving directions. If you’re interested, contact Karen Goldschmidt.
This is a new activity that includes various events that will “Pop Up” from time to time. Sports events, comedy clubs, special dinners, wine tastings are just a few of the events that may be planned. Members and their guests are invited to join in on the fun. Shari Cassutt is the coordinator of this group and keep the mailing list, but all members of Pop Ups are free to send out an invitation to whatever fun things they want to organize.
Single Active Women
This is a new activity group just for single ladies. We can meet for coffee, see a movie, go to lunch or dinner, take a day trip, attend a Newcomers event together as a group or just spend time together talking. It’s not always easy being single by divorce, by choice or as a widow. We get it! Join us for conversations, laughs and probably food. Contact Alayna Clark or Toni Robinson to join this group.
Wine and Women
Wine & Women is a fun and casual group that meets once a month, at a member’s home, usually on the third Thursday night of the month. Everyone brings a bottle of wine or other beverage of choice and an appetizer or dessert to share. It’s fun to meet new members and reconnect with friends. We welcome members to join the group at any time during the year. And, of course, you don’t have to drink wine to enjoy an evening out with this lively crowd! Contact Cheryl Sojkowski or Sarah Nanzig to participate.
In light of the spreading Delta variant and new variants, the Simsbury Newcomers & Neighbors has created a Covid policy for all of our events.
Masks are required for all indoor events and Simsbury Newcomers & Neighbors is asking that members be vaccinated.
If a member is not feeling well, please be considerate of others and stay at home. Members may also need to provide documentation of vaccination status at any time.