Welcome to Charlottesville!

Have you recently moved to the Charlottesville area, or are you at a new stage in life and interested in meeting new people with common interests? 

The Charlottesville Newcomers Club is an active, fun, friendly organization of men and women who want to make your transition to the Charlottesville area easy and enjoyable. The Club welcomes residents of Charlottesville and of nearby counties such as Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson. 

Our Club has over 400 members and offers a wide range of activities and events. Members enjoy meeting new people, making friends, joining in social and recreational activities, learning more about the area, and getting involved in the community. There is something for everyone in the Charlottesville Newcomers Club. 

We invite you to look over our activities. Then contact us today and begin making friends and connections. We are looking forward to getting to know you!

Weather Policy

If the Albemarle County Schools are closed due to bad weather, any Newcomers Club activity scheduled for that day will be postponed or cancelled.

Boar's Head Luncheon

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 11:30 a.m. at the Boar's Head Inn

Cost: $25 per person.  Checks must be received by May 12.  Check your newsletter for mailing information.  For more information, email cvillenewcomersinfo@gmail.com

This day’s speaker is Elizabeth Breeden, one of the founders of ArtInPlace. Under the sponsorship of the Council of the City of Charlottesville, this program makes possible the placement of juried sculptures along streets of the City of Charlottesville. Newcomers Club members are probably familiar with a number of works which are in the ArtInPlace Permanent Collection including the gigantic flower trio called “King Alfred & His Court” on Monticello Avenue at Druid, “The Biker” on McIntire Road and the “Whale Tail Trio” which appeared for years at Meadowbrook Heights and the Rte. 250 Bypass. 

Ms. Breeden has been managing ArtInPlace since the Year 2000. Her husband, David, was a stone sculptor whose works have been displayed from coast to coast in the United States as well as in the Caribbean. Ms. Breeden was her husband’s business partner, truck loader, marketing guru, grant writer and mother of his five children. When the idea of ArtInPlace was conceived to make art accessible to the Charlottesville area general public, she thought managing the project would be easy! 

During her presentation, Ms. Breeden will explain the process of searching for, selecting and “disposing” of the sculptures. Her talk will be accompanied by visuals, and she also might touch on the rumor that one of our Newcomers Club members dresses the ArtInPlace bear on McIntire Road. (For more information, see www.ArtInPlace.org.)