Activities

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.

Special Activities

Note: Below is the list of activities that will be available during the 2021-2022 year. We are now collecting dues for the 2021-2022 year. Please visit our Membership page if you are not current a member or our Membership Renewal page if you are already a member 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.

Book Discussions

There are both Day and Evening discussion groups. Books are chosen at the beginning of each year, and everyone who is involved in these groups have a say in what is planned. This is a great group to join if you love to read – there’s a new book every month! – or just love to talk about books.

Days, Jane Fox

Evenings, Cheryl Cook

Bridge

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 or Jane Fox for the daytime group.

Bunko

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

Dining Out

Dine out at some of the areas finest restaurants with this group.  Reserve the 2nd Saturday of the month for great company, conversation and tasty meals.  Contact Theresa Awad Roe or Katherine Estell to get on the email list.

Fall Tennis Outdoors (weather permitting)

At the Simsbury Farms Tennis Courts, 100 Old Farms Road 
Monday’s – Sept and Oct .
9:30 AM .   Casual group , any level ,   please join us . 
For fun, no stress. 
Dates – Sept 13, 20,27.        Oct . 4, 18, 25
See you there .  Eileen Higham.   860-836-4417 

 

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.

Mah Jongg

We have two groups that get together to play this fun tile game. The day time group meets every Wednesday and Nancy Cox organizes the hostess.  An evening group meets the 2nd and 4th Mondays.  Contact Jennifer Halbert or Nancy Malley to join this group!

Needlework

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 Carrie Houghton.

Paddle Tennis

Would you like to hang out and socialize over a fun and competitive sport? Paddle Tennis is held at the raised wood courts located at Simsbury Farms. Contact Camilla Thompson for the Couples’ games, Carolyn Brand for the Ladies’ edition, or Steve Parker for Mens.

Pop Ups

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.

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 Sarah Nanzig to participate.

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