Wilmington Newcomers
Satellite Groups

Members volunteer their time and energy as Satellite chairpersons to arrange the 
monthly activities. We thank these members for their help with this most
important job.

Pending Groups:
  • Bridge
  • Food/Friends/Fun
  • Healthy Living Healthy Eating
  • Ladies Night Out
  • Sea Cruisers                                                    Ideas for new groups to add to our list of fun activities are always welcome. Help us get it started!

     Satellite groups are a great way to meet people in a smaller, more casual setting.  By participating, wonderful friendships are made. Have fun and get the most out of WNC membership!

     Group information sheets are available at every meeting. The information is also available with every monthly WNC newsletter.

     Send an email to the chairperson(s) of the Satellite group(s) in which you are interested.  This information is provided to members.  Just request to be added to the group. Complete details and meeting specifics are emailed to members each month by the Satellite chairperson. 

      If you have trouble signing up, please contact the 1st Vice-President, who is in charge of satellite groups, for assistance at wncsatellite@gmail.com.  

Current Satellite Groups 

Around Town Dining 

This group meets at different restaurants for a variety of dining experiences.  The restaurant name, where, and when will be sent to you via email. 

Art and Craft Makers

Join ladies who create many forms of art: painting, drawing, pottery, glass, jewelry, fabric, metal work, etc. Meetings vary depending on the project.

Bar Belles

This group meets at various local establishments to enjoy happy hour and appetizers along with conversation. Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 4-6 pm. 

Beach Buddies 

Enjoy relaxing, getting acquainted, walking, etc.  Dates and details will be announced.  Meetings rotate among area beaches.  Colorful flags in the area will signify WNC.  Bring your blanket, chair, snack, drink, etc.  No need to RSVP- just show up.  

Biking for Fun

Explore the Wilmington area's wonderful bike trails and neighborhoods for easy, fun rides.  Meets every other Friday at 10:00 am.   


Book Club

Readers come together and talk about specific books and the reading experience. We have a rotating selection of books (fiction and nonfiction) suggested and chosen by the members. Meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the New Hanover Co. Library on Military Cutoff Rd., 1-2:30 pm.  

Book Swap

Meet for lunch.  Discuss books that you bring to the meeting and exchange books.  Books are returned at the next meeting. Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 12:00 Noon - 2:00 pm.  

Bowling for Fun

The cost is $6 for three games and bowling shoes.  The location is Cardinal Lanes at 3907 Shipyard Blvd. Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm.The cost is 6 

Breakfast Club

Join the breakfast club on our monthly search for the best grits and eggs in town.  Watch for an email to the next great place to eat breakfast in Wilmington.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 9 am.


Bunco is a fun, social, group dice game involving 100% luck and requiring no skill.  Players attempt to roll specific numbers on the dice depending on the round.  Roll 3-of-a-kind for a Bunco!  There are no decisions to be made.  Scoring and rules are simple.  Members of the group take turns hosting.  Meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 1-4 pm.  

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

Creative Adults That Stitch!  If you knit, crochet, needlepoint, or do any other needlework come join our group. Beginner and experienced members are welcome.  Meets the 1st Tuesday of the month from 2-3:30. Location will vary. 

Chick Flix

The group will meet at one of the theaters for an afternoon movie.  After the movie, we go to a nearby restaurant for drinks and appetizers and discuss the show.  Emails will be sent as soon as movie and show times are known.  Meets the last Tuesday of the month. 

Coffee Rest & Relaxation (Coffee R&R)

We get together for coffee, tea, tasty treats, and always much talking. Members rotate hosting as we focus on getting to know each other. Meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10 am-12 pm. 

Day Trippers

Want to learn what our area has to offer? Join us as we visit various tourist attractions, historical sites, museums, and other fun locations. Members receive monthly emails about upcoming events and details. 


Hand & Foot

Hand & Foot is a simple type of Canasta that is easy to learn.  All levels of play are welcome.  Members volunteer to host at their home.  We meet the 4th Tuesday of the month from 1-4 pm. 

Home & Garden Club

The group hosts monthly events relating to home or garden topics.  Members receive email invitations one month before the event.  Some of our events have a limitation on the number of attendees.  RSVP soon if interested in the event. Generally meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month. 

Ladies Out Lunching (LOL)

Experience various cuisines at locally owned restaurants in our area.  Meets the 3rd Tuesday and Friday of the month.  

Mah Jongg

Join us for a fascinating rummy-like game played with tiles rather than cards.  Play is by the National Mah Jongg League, Inc. rules. Meets the 4th Thursday of the month at 1:00 p.m.


Members visit different shoot locations.  Anyone interested in taking pictures, regardless of experience or equipment, is invited to join the group.  From compacts to DSLR cameras, point-and-shoots to cell phones, you're encouraged to come expand your view of the world through the eye of a camera.  Meetings are generally the second Monday of each month.

Pickle Ball

Meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8:00 am at Wrightsville Beach Park. 

Recipe Exchange

Members prepare recipes to try and share with others in the group. Monthly themes are determined and are the basis of recipe selection.  Members receive details by email. Meets the 1st Thursday of the month at 12:00pm.


Learn about your family tree. We discuss research techniques, website resources, pros & cons of DNA testing, and ways to help as you explore your family history. With a library card you can sign on to Ancestry.com. Meets the 2nd Wednesday afternoon at a public library from 1-3 pm.

The Gathering

Meet in a member's home for some good company, conversation, and food.  We each bring an appetizer to share with others and our own adult beverage. $1 per guest helps defray the cost of paper goods, etc. for the hostess.  The hostess sets the maximum number of guests she is able to accommodate. Meets the last Sunday of the month from 5-7 pm.  

Travelers Experiences

Get together and share your travel adventures, memories, and photos — local, across the country, and across the world!  Share what went well, what didn't go so well, and offer recommendations. Discuss ideas and plans for future travel. Meets the 4th Wednesday of the month at 10:30 am.  

Walk and Talk at Wrightsville Beach

Walk the 2.45-mile Nesbit Loop and finish up in an hour to an hour-and-a-half. Join us and experience the physical and mental health benefits that come from exercise and socializing. Meets on Monday and Thursday mornings, at 7:30 am May-Sept. and 8:30 am Sept.-May, in the parking lot of the Wrightsville Beach Park. Note: No meeting on 2nd Thursday of the month when the WNC General Membership meeting is held.