Our ladies have a variety of interests and are proud to offer a wide selection of activities.  The groups are fluid and new members are always welcome.  The best way to bloom where you’re planted is to jump right in!  We look forward to meeting you!

Afternoon Movie Buffs

The New Clevelanders movie group meets on the fourth Friday afternoon of the month to see a matinee. The movie and the theater are chosen by the Activity Chair.

Benefit Beat

We give back to the community while spending time with a great group of women!  We meet each month to volunteer at a different organization around the Cleveland Metro Area.  We generally meet the second Wednesday of each Month. Come often or once in a while, you are always welcome!

Book Club

We’re a fun and lively group that meets monthly at various locations. Come socialize and discuss our latest read and, if you have time, join us for lunch at a nearby restaurant.


Bunko is a dice game that does not require a lot of skill, but always provides lots of laughs. Join us the second Tuesday of each month at a member’s home.


Welcome to Canasta with the New Clevelanders! We would love to have anyone join us the third Thursday of each month. No experience is required! We meet for coffee at 9:30 AM and play begins at 10:00 AM.

Club Gastronomique

Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, the art of preparing and serving appetizing food, a style of cooking for a particular region, and the science of good eating.

If you like to bake, cook, eat or talk about food, consider us! We mix together food, friendship, cooking, eating, and the sharing of recipes to create something pretty special! We meet in small groups, once per month and share a meal that has been created around an ever changing theme. All experience levels are welcome and we will work hard to place you in a group that seems to fit your particular interests.

Couples Bon Appetit

Couples Bon Appetit group is up and running again this year, highlighting the great dining around Cleveland. This is an opportunity to do a social night out with your significant other, (although members have been known to join together to partake in the fun venues we visit)! Consider attending Bon Appetit. It will be a great evening out and we’re sure you’ll find out why our couples have such an enjoyable time. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to enjoy wonderful food and new friendships.

Crafting for a Cause

Love to Craft? Everyone is welcome to join Crafting for a Cause. This year’s charity is Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow. So grab your glue and join the fun! Let’s make a difference for our community. We meet on the 1st Friday of each Month.

Creative Workshops

Make new friends and learn a new skill, whether it be flower arranging, cooking, decorating or paper crafting.  We offer classes hosted for our members by our members to showcase their talents and creativity.


Once a month, venture out with the New Clevelander ladies as we explore interesting places throughout the Cleveland area. We will visit museums, markets, historical sites—all of the places that you will want to take your families and friends when they come to visit. Learn how to navigate the city while enjoying the company of new friends, and before you know it, Cleveland will seem more like home!

Evening Book Club

Calling all Book Lovers! Are you an avid reader who can’t make the morning Book Club? Or are you looking for a fun way to enjoy books and meet new people? Spend some time with other New Clevelanders while we discuss our monthly selection.


Our golf group is in full swing in the spring, summer, and fall. Usually the season begins with some lessons for those interested. We play nine holes on Wednesday mornings at Gleneagles Golf Course in Twinsburg. Don’t worry, all skill levels welcome!

Happy Hour

Do you like to get together with other women in a casual setting over good food and beverages? We are a fun group of women who meet at area restaurants for happy hour and/or dinner.


Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Are you an experienced knitter looking for a fun knitting circle? All skill levels are welcome to join us in this creative pastime.

Lunch Bunch

This is an easy way to join in our fun! We will meet up after the New Members’ Coffee at a pre-determined spot. We go to restaurants near our morning coffee that are reasonably priced. Everyone chooses off the menu and we go Dutch. You can look forward to lots of lively conversation and making new friends.

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is a Chinese tile game of skill, strategy and calculation along with a certain amount of luck. It’s easy to learn and yet challenging to the mind. We play from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month taking turns hosting. We usually have a beginners’ table, so don’t be shy! Lessons are scheduled for new players periodically throughout the year. Come on out and see if it’s for you.

Outdoor Pursuits

Hiking, biking, horseback riding and snow shoeing are just a few of the many activities that we enjoy in the great outdoors! We travel to many of the parks in beautiful Northeast Ohio. Consider getting outside! The reward for joining us will be staying fit as we socialize with new friends.

Photo Club

A budding photographer? An amateur with a camera who would love to get it out of “Auto” mode? Someone who simply enjoys observing and recording their surroundings? An experienced shutterbug who just needs an excuse to take their camera out of the case? If you are any of these things, then mark your calendar for the fourth Monday of the month. We will plan to meet once per month just to get out and shoot some pictures, share our camera knowledge and see some sights!

Travel Talk

Paris, Rome, London! Grand Canyon, New Orleans, Nashville! Are you thinking of planning a trip? Have you just returned from a great vacation? Come join us as we discuss traveling. Share your travel experiences with the group. Learn what’s happening near home in Cleveland. We meet the 2nd Friday of each month and go to lunch afterwards.