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


“Any book” Book Club  (ABBC)

3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm


Meets at Convenor's home.

Waiting List 

Book Club One

1st Monday of the month  2 pm


Location varies monthly

Book Club Two

2nd Tuesday of the month
2 - 4 pm


Rotating locations, in member homes

Waiting list available

"Not Your Mother's Book Club"

Last Wednesday of month

1-3 pm


Members take turns or meet in the park in better weather

The Breakfast Club
Various times/locations
Once a month
OPEN Breakfast limited to 8 with a waiting list available
Bod Squad
Tuesdays @ 9 am.
OPEN Virtual meeting using online exercise videos
All levels
Monday @ 9 am OPEN Community Centre to the Riverbrink
Museum and back, with a stop at Walker’s for a break and a chance to socialize. 

Euchre group

Twice monthly on the
2nd and 4th Monday of month from 4-6 pm


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

Looking for Coordinator in September.


“Please don’t laugh at me golf club!”

Last Wednesday monthly 2 pm 


Garden City Golf Course


Great Grape Ladies
Once or twice a month on Wednesday or Thursday
2-4 pm 
OPEN Monthly outing to a local winery for wine
tasting. No wait list but some commitment is encouraged
Knitting & Crochet 2nd Tuesday of month from 1 to 4 pm  OPEN
At the library

Lunch Ladies - Sue

3rd Thursday - Noon


Various Restaurants in NOTL and community


Twice per month at the Community Centre (cost of room to be shared by players).


For new and intermediate players familiar with game play. 
First and third Monday of the month

1-3 pm


Mondays and Wednesdays 9 am.


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

Watercolour Wednesday Wednesday 3-5 pm OPEN by Zoom