Welcome to Charlottesville!

Have you recently moved to the Charlottesville area? Are you at a new stage in life and interested in meeting new people with common interests? Or are you a resident of the area who would enjoy the activities of an established social club?

The Charlottesville Newcomers Club is an active, fun, friendly organization of men and women who want to make your transition to the area easy, and your life in Charlottesville enjoyable. The Club welcomes all 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.


Noted Area Gardener to Speak at March Luncheon

Mark your calendar for our next Luncheon on Tuesday, March 15th. Our speaker, Cole Burrell, an acclaimed lecturer, garden designer and photographer. The author of twelve gardening books, Mr. Burrell has twice won the American Horticulture Society Book Award. He is an avid and lifelong plants-man, gardener and naturalist who lectures internationally on topics of design, plants and ecology. In 2008, he received the Award of Distinction from the Association of Professional Landscape Designers for his work promoting sustainable gardening practices. He gardens on ten wild acres in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Be sure to check your March newsletter (coming mid-February) for details.

Will You Serve on Our Board?

We encourage all members to think of individuals for non-elected positions on the Board of Directors. Names can be self-referrals or recommendations of others. Please increase your activity in our club! We currently are seeking individuals to fill the following Board positions as of June 2016:

  • Activity Coordinator—oversees all Newcomers Club activities
  • Community Outreach Chairperson
  • Directory Editor (data compilation & computer skills needed)
  • Newsletter Editor (writing/editing & computer skills needed)
  • Service Chairperson (organizational & people skills beneficial)
  • Finance Chairperson—oversees the club budget

See the February newsletter to nominate yourself or another

February Calendar 

It might be cold and dreary outside, but it's a great time for warm friendships and fun activities. Check our February calendar (PDF) for current activities.