Joining an interest group is a wonderful way to get to meet new people. We have a variety groups including book clubs, art classes, walking, cycling, and lunching out. Some groups meet on Zoom, but most are in person.
Once you become a club member you will have access to the list of groups and their conveners thought the Website Members Only section.  You then are able to find out more about the group by contacting the convener.  You can join more than one group.
We encourage the creation of new groups to accommodate interested members however all groups must have a volunteer group convener in order to get established.
Please contact the Director of Interest Groups - Mary Varacalli, if you have an idea to share. We would be happy to hear from you and answer any questions you may have.  Contact the Director of Interest Groups

No ScentsWe ask that all members be 'Scent Free' and refrain from wearing scented products when attending NOTL Newcomers Events.  People with a sensitivity to scents can experience severe reactions to these products. Please help everyone enjoy a safe experience at NOTL Newcomers by adhering to this request.
Please note this a bylaw in NOTL - all town facilities are to be Scent Free.

Also note that Interest Group Convenors have been instructed to follow ALL ONTARIO COVID PUBLIC HEALTH guidelines when running their groups.


Interest Group

(click on the name for further information)

Meeting times

Full or open?
(as of October 2022)


Outdoor “Any book” Book Club

3rd Monday evening at 6:30 pm



Yes – Location Varies,
Zoom in Winter

Book Club One

1st Monday of the month  2 pm


Yes – Location Varies

Book Club Two

2nd Tuesday of the month
2 - 4 pm


Rotating locations, in member homes

All levels
Mondays 9 am

OPEN Yes - Meet at the Community Centre Parking Lot
Dinner Out
women & mencouples & singles
Once a month OPEN Different Restaurants in NOTL and community

Euchre group

2nd Monday each month

4 - 6 pm


Community Centre (cost of room to be shared - likely under $4/person) 


“Please don’t laugh at me golf club!”

4th Wednesday each month 

2 pm


Yes – June – Oct only
Garden City Golf Club (St. Catharines)

Maximum 3 year term

Pop up Golf
First 3 Wednesdays of the month
2 pm
OPEN Garden City Golf Club (St. Catharines.) + other pop up days/locations
Knitting & Crochet 2nd Tuesday of month from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at various members' homes OPEN  

Lunch Out - Lauren

4th Wednesday


Various Restaurants in NOTL and community

Lunch Ladies - Sue

3rd Thursday


Various Restaurants in NOTL and community

Let's Go to the Movies

Select Monday nights


St Catharines and Niagara Falls


Mondays and Wednesdays 9 am.


Yes.  Meet at the tennis courts by the pool on King Street.  Just show up.

Walking Weekends Saturdays and/or Sundays – time TBD OPEN
Yes - Location TBD
Join the mailing list for locations and times.
Watercolour Wednesday Wednesday 3-5 pm OPEN Yes - by Zoom