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!

January Luncheon at Michie Tavern
Tuesday, January 24

We always go to Michie Tavern in January, and why not? A buffet of delicious southern food, a roaring fire, hot mulled cider, and a fascinating gift shop full of early American treasures to explore.

In keeping with the experience, our guest speaker for the afternoon is Ann Shelton, who is the seventh great-granddaughter of Sarah Thompson Brown (1724-1815). Sarah and her husband, Benjamin Brown, settled in western Albemarle County, Virginia in 1745. Ann portrays life in pioneer living, prior to the revolution, among the Blue Ridge Mountains, in period garb.

The deadline for responses is January 17. Check page 1 of your newsletter for all the details.

Welcome to Meetup -- for Newcomers Members

We have established a Charlottesville Newcomers Meetup Group. It’s totally optional, and does not replace the activities we plan monthly. But if you want to see what it would be like to join in different kinds of activities with other Newcomers, this is for you.

First of all, our Meetup group is only open to members of Charlottesville Newcomers Club, so you don’t have to worry that you’ll be running into strangers. These are the same folks you see at luncheons and socials and bridge games and book groups. Your name isn’t displayed to anyone outside of Newcomers.

Second, it’s easy. Our group is at meetup.com/cvillenewcomers. Head on over and sign up. If you want step-by-step instructions, we’ve put those together for you: click here to get them.

And third, our Meetup group is for you. Don’t see any activities on our page that interest you? Let us know what you want to do. Just click on the list of organizers on the left side of the page and send a message. We can help you set up an event.

So think about it – what would you like to do next week?

December-January Calendar

Sparkling holiday fun and heart-warming winter activities: check out what we're up to in our December and January Calendar. Details of all activities are in our Newsletter, which was sent to all members November 17. If you aren't a member, but want to join, here's what you need to know.