Wilmington Newcomers

Satellite Groups

Satellite groups are the heart and soul of Newcomers. It is a great way to meet people in a smaller, more casual setting. It is through participation in these groups that many wonderful friendships are made. Members volunteer their time and energy as Satellite chairpersons to arrange the monthly activities. Please thank our chairs from time to time for volunteering for this most important job.

 Complete details and meeting specifics are emailed to members each month by the Satellite chairperson. Please contact the Satellite chairperson if you have any questions. You can sign-up for the Satellite Groups by emailing the chairperson.  Group email addresses are available at each monthly meeting and with every newsletter.


Around Town Dining 

Elaine Weinert

Enza Engel

Amy Leader

Both couples and singles are welcome to attend.  This group meets at different restaurants with a variety of dining experiences.  Meets the last Wednesday of every month. 

Art and Craft Makers

Carol Downs

Join ladies who create many forms of art: painting, drawing, pottery, glass, jewelry, fabric, metal work, etc. We come together to share ideas, experiences and opportunities. Meetings vary depending on the project.

Bar Belles

Ginny White

Bar Belles get together to experience various bars in the area and enjoy Happy Hour together! Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4-6pm. 

Book Club

Elia Richard

Eleanor Pinther

Readers come together and talk about books and the reading experience. We have a rotating selection of books (fiction and nonfiction) chosen by the members. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the New Hanover Library on Military Cutoff Rd, 1:00 pm, in the Oak Room.

Bowling for fun

JoAnn Savino

Sue Seidler

We meet at Cardinal Lanes for three games with free shoes for $6.00.  Meets 2nd Wednesday at 3:30 pm and 4th Saturday at 11:30 am.

Breakfast Club

Nancy Brown

Join us for breakfast at various restaurants in and around Wilmington. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9am. 


Susan Warren

Carol Haycraft

The Bridge group meets at Pine Valley Country Club the 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Some experience needed.


Alice Roncs

If you have never played before, it is VERY EASY. It is a dice game that requires no skill or previous knowledge or experience. Members take turn hosting. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month 1-4pm.  

C.A.T.S. Creative Adults That Stitch

Joanie Grissom

Fran Baker

If you are a knitter, crocheter, needlepointer, come join our group. We are a group of women who enjoy one or all of the different needlework venues. We come together to share our experiences, help each other, exchange ideas and patterns. Both beginners and experienced are welcome as we sit back and relax with our projects. Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2pm. Location will vary. 

Chick Flix

Jean Smillie

Join women who enjoy a lunch out and a movie of interest to women. Each month we select a restaurant and movie. Join us for a lovely afternoon. Meets the last Tuesday of the month. 

Coffee Rest & Relaxation (Coffee R&R)

Nancy Hawfield

Fran Nugent

We get together for coffee 'n chat, or tea, or water, etc! Members rotate hosting as we focus on getting to know each other. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10am-12pm. 

Day Trippers

Sandy Poore

Pat Fennell

Anise Kaplan

Want to learn about what the Wilmington area has to offer? Join us as we visit various tourist attractions, historical sites and museums, enjoy the eco-tours, and explore fun locations. Meeting day varies. Open to singles and partners. 

Food, Friends & Fun

Mima Suvillga

Linda McAfee

Both couples and singles are welcome to attend where we meet new people and develop friendships in a more intimate setting! Members take turns hosting and due to popularity some months there are more than one location. Generally the host will prepare the main dish, choose a "theme" and the guests provide the side dishes. Meets 3rd Saturday of the month. 

Four Quarters

Valerie Swiger

Four quarters is a card game with only one objective - winning everyone else's quarters.  Easy to learn, to play and simple enough to allow the players to socialize while trying to win.  Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month.

Hand & Foot

Gabriele Kolind

Cynthia Derr
Hand & Foot is a fun card game related to canasta. All levels of play are welcome. We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month from noon-3pm. 

Healthy Living/Healthy Eating

Joyce Wehrle

Jane Brody

This group meets to talk about living a healthy lifestyle.  Sharing ideas, discussing nutrition and taking field trips are the main focus of this group.  Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 11:30am.  Time and date may change due to program or field trip offered.

Home & Garden Club

Valerie Baxter

Marcy Brennan

Arlene Finger

Leslie Littlefield

Marilyn McKee

Not your traditional Home & Garden - more of a DIY. The locations change depending on the particular program. Generally meets on the 4th Thursday of the month in the morning.  

Ladies Night Out

Karen Arbeene

Bobbi DeFilippo

Anything goes! Maybe theatre, concerts, craft night or even local ladies events, etc. Suggestions are always welcome.  Meetings vary each month depending on the event.

Ladies Out Lunching (LOL)

Kathi Bender - Tuesday

Marianne Eisenhauer-Wall - Tuesday

Linda Dobson - Friday

Mary Ann Hood - Friday

Come join us for lunch at different restaurants in and around Wilmington. Meets the 3rd Tuesday and Friday of the month.  

Mah Jongg

Nancy Hawfield

Joanie Grissom

Join us for a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards. Play will be by the National Mah Jongg League, Inc. rules. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 1pm. 


Marilyn Valeo

Amy Leader

If you are interested in photography you might want to consider this satellite group.  Meetings are generally the second Monday of each month but may vary depending on the event.

Recipe Exchange

Marcy Brennan

Carol Downs

Looking to try new food ideas and exchange the recipes? We have a different theme each month and share foods and recipes related to that month's theme. Bring copies of your recipe and $1.00 to cover paper products and beverages. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 12 noon. 

The Gathering

Linda Bywaters

The Gathering is a fun time of conversation with new and "old" friends feasting on delicious foods. Members take turns hosting.  Attendance is by invitation only.  Each month an evite invitation is sent to members on the list on the day of the monthly meeting. Meets the last Sunday of the month.  You must notify the host if you cancel your reservation.

Walk and Talk Wrightsville Beach Park

Jean Collier

Jill Pollock

Walk and talk the 2.45-mile Nesbit Loop at Wrightsville Beach. Join us and experience the physical and mental health benefits that come from exercise and socializing. Meets on Monday and Thursday mornings at 8:30 am in the parking lot of the Wrightsville Beach Park and finishes up by 9:30 am. Note: No meeting on 2nd Thursday of the month when General Membership meeting is held.