Special-Interest Groups

All special-interest groups are organized by our members. We have several active groups, but are always open to new ideas and organizers. If you have an idea for a new interest group, please contact any executive member.


Gourmet is a monthly get- together of Newcomer members and spouses (if you wish), in which we spend an evening together enjoying a themed potluck. It usually occurs on the third Saturday of the month at 7:00 at a host’s home. Evites will be sent monthly with details. Everyone is welcome and it is a great chance to mingle as singles or couples, and as an added bonus, the food is always amazing!

Out-to-Lunch Bunch

Our lunch dates are popular! Every month we check out a new place in town or the general vicinity. Dates for our Lunch Bunch are at noon on the third Thursday of the month, with the exception of September and October, which are held on the fourth Thursday.

Book Club

Book club is another well-attended group. We are a casual, but spirited group, and these nights are always fun. The night is hosted by a different member each month on the third Wednesday of the month. Come join us for equal parts discussion and socializing!

Walking Club

The Walking Club meets on Tuesday and Friday mornings at 10:00 am, either somewhere in Sarnia (Tuesdays) or in Bright’s Grove (Fridays). We walk for about an hour, then finish with a quick coffee. We are a small group with varying skill levels, so do not be afraid that you won’t be able to keep up.


This is a new edition to our club line-up, and if the first meeting is any indication, it will become a fast favourite.

Knitters & Winers

Our knitting group meets biweekly on Wednesdays at 2:00 for some mingling, knitting and a beverage or two!

Pub Night

We just started a monthly pub night. Our first one was a success and we're looking forward to getting to know some new-to-us places to have a cold one!

Interested in chairing a new interest group? We’d love to see a movie night, games night, coffee club, workout crew, or anything that catches your fancy! Talk to any executive member if you have an idea.