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 Bonita Springs Newcomers Club Activities
Activities are an important part of the Bonita Newcomers Club experience. Gathering in small groups provides opportunities for you to connect with others who share similar interests. The following provides you with an overview of our current activities, most of which meet monthly. Come and join us!
Participation in or attendance at the activities of Bonita Springs Newcomers Club (the "Club"), including those held at a member's home as well as those held in any other public or private facility, is at the member's own risk and that neither the Club nor any of its directors, officers or members will have any responsibility or personal liability for any injury, loss or damage incurred or caused directly or indirectly by such participation.
If you are interested in attending one of the activities listed below, please contact the Activity Chair/Co-Chair directly.
ART CHIX                                      First Wednesday
Contact:  Sheila Hultgren,
This group does a different project each month utilizing various mixed media.

BEACH WALKERS                               Every Friday
Contact: Karen Stupalski,
Enjoy beautiful Bonita Beach with friends and get some exercise while you’re at it! The group meets weekly at the tables outside Doc’s Restaurant. Breakfast afterward is at various local restaurants.
BICYCLING GROUP                             Fourth Tuesday
Contact: Sally Myers, OR Alison Corner,
816-803-1628 or 239-405-7750
A different bicycle trip is planned each month. These are easy rides and all are welcome! Bicycle rentals are available. The group sometimes cycles to lunch afterwards. Spouses/guests are welcome at this activity.
BOOK CLUB                                        Third Monday
Contact: Linda Duncan, OR Julie Wood,
302-734-2222 or 239-331-7019
Join friends each month to discuss interesting books and topics. Meetings take place in members’ homes.
BRIDGE (PARTY)                     Beginners First Friday, Intermediate/Advanced 3rd Friday
Contact: Pat Haberman,
If you have the basic knowledge of Bridge, this is the group for you! Fellow players meet once a month for Social Bridge.

BUNCO                                                First Tuesday
Contact: Nancy Malloy,
Bunco is fun and easy to learn! Anyone can play! Join in for a lively, fast paced evening of this dice game with friends.
CHICK FLICKS                                      Second Thursday
Contact: Cathie McGraw,
Do you enjoy going to the movies? Meet up with friends at area theaters to catch the newest releases. 
COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION                     Second Friday
Contact: Diane Distefano,
A fun way to meet up and socialize with Newcomers and their spouses/guests. This popular activity is held at a different member’s home each month.    
COOKING THE BOOKS                                   Third Tuesday
Contact:  Nancy Malloy, OR Cathie McGraw,
239-273-7470 or 239-221-8533    
Get healthy tips for your lifestyle while preparing and eating a healthy meal.  This group will meet in different members' homes.     
DINING OUT                                       Fourth Saturday
Contact: Sarah Andre,
Who doesn’t enjoy eating out? This group meets at a different area restaurant each month for food, fun, and friends! Spouses/guests are welcome at this activity.
EUCHRE                                               Second and Fourth Monday
Contact: Sharon Fish, OR Joanne Buning,
614-746-1814 or 239-994-3866
Euchre is a fun and easy card game played in groups of four with rotating partners. Come early to learn if you don’t know how to play! Everyone is welcome. Played in members’ homes.
GOLF/ LADIES 9 HOLERS                           Second and Fourth Tuesday
Contact: Mary Morrison, OR Anna Astuto,
239-495-6711 or 508-454-3434
You don’t need to be a pro to play with this group! All are welcome. Takes place at Bonita Fairways (an executive 9 course). Our group gets a discount! Bring your own clubs, tees, balls, and wear proper golfing attire.
HAND AND FOOT CANASTA                 Third Wednesday
Contact: Rosalie Marchesani,
Hand and Foot is so easy to learn! This evening starts with dinner at Spanish Wells Golf and Country Club with play afterwards. Game is played in pairs—you choose your partner. Spouses/guest are welcome.
HAPPY HOUR                                      First Monday
Contact: Susan Sterling, OR Pam Bassett,
561-723-5398 or 203-962-1919
This is a fun ladies happy hour at a different locale each month. Join in for friends, libations and munchies!
KAYAKING                                          Fourth Wednesday
Contact: Sandy Kelly,
Paddle among the manatees and dolphins! This group gathers monthly for a leisurely paddle through various Florida waterways and ecosystems. All skill levels are welcome. Spouses/guests are welcome at this event.
KNITTING AND CROCHETING            Fourth Monday
Contact:  Carol Booth, OR Linda Windsor,
239-676-5670 or 516-381-1596
Enjoy a social afternoon of sharing projects, ideas, tips, and inspiration with other beginning to advanced knitters and crocheters.
LADIES LUNCH OUT                           First Tuesday
Contact: Linda Addaman, OR Sue DeLong,
317-501-6720 or 847-778-5318
Ladies love to lunch out with friends! Enjoy exploring area restaurants and trying the local fare! This group meets at a different restaurant each month.
MAHJONG                                            Second Wednesday
Contact:  Barbara Bartling,
Join friends for a friendly game of Mahjong.  Must know how to play.
MEXICAN TRAIN                                Fourth Wednesday
Contact: Emily Shehane,
Join friends for domino play and socializing at different members’ homes. Don’t know how to play? No problem! Mexican Train is easy to learn!

PICKLEBALL                                            First Thursday
Contact Ivy Arbuckle, OR Joyce Libby,
517-879-9631 or 845-399-8947
Join a group of friends for afternoon pickleball.  Must know how to play.
SINGLES SOCIAL GROUP                    Schedule varies
Contact: Judi Behrens,
Connect with other single Newcomers for a variety of activities.

Art Chix Sheila Hultgren, 727-389-7304
Beach Walkers Karen Stupalski, 239-249-2388
Bicycling Sally Myers, 816-803-1628 or Alison Corner, 239-405-7750
Book Club Linda Duncan, 302-734-2222 or Julie Wood,  239-331-7019
Bridge Pat Haberman, 239-676-5727
Bunco Nancy Malloy, 239-273-7470
Chick Flicks CathieMcGraw, 239-221-8533
C&C Diane Distefano, 908-692-7826
Cooking the Books Nancy Malloy, 239-273-7470 or Cathie McGraw, 239-221-8533
Dining Out Sarah Andre, 239-949-2120
Euchre Sharon Fish, 614-746-1814 or Joanne Buning, 239-994-3866
Golf/Ladies 9 Mary Morrison, 239-495-6711 OR Anna Astuto, 508-454-3434
Hand and Foot Rosalie Marchesani, 484-354-2027
Happy Hour Susan Sterling, 561-723-5398 or Pam Bassett, 203-962-1919
Kayaking Sandy Kelly, 716-906-9403
Knitting & Crocheting Carol Booth, 239-676-5670 or Linda Windsor, 516-381-1596
Ladies Lunch Out Linda Addaman, 317-501-6720 or Sue DeLong, 847-778-5318
Mahjong  Barbara Bartling, 239-273-2470
Mexican Train Emily Shehane, 818-653-6839
Pickleball  Ivy Arbuckle, 517-879-9631 or Joyce Libby,  845-399-8947
Singles Social Judi Behrens, 240-401-6980


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