Avon Newcomers
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Interest Groups

Welcome to Avon Newcomers! Our interest groups are the heart and soul of our organization and provide a great way to meet new people, socialize, explore the area, and, most importantly, have fun.   

Please refer to our homepage or monthly newsletters for scheduled events and all other information for group activities.

If you have any questions, or you don't see something that sparks your interest, please feel free to email us at any time to discuss starting a new interest group. We are always willing to add a new group if there is an activity you would like to pursue that we currently do not offer.
Your Questions Answered....

What is an "interest group?"
These are informal groups that have developed around a certain topic, such as bookgroups, golf, or lunch.

Can I join more than one?
Absolutely! Join as many as you would like. In fact, many of our members participate in more than one activity.

What if I miss an interest group meeting?
We understand! We're human too! These groups are designed so you can participate at your own pace.

How can I join an interest group?
When you fill out the online membership registration form, your interests will be forwarded to the group chairs. You can also attend the September general meeting to sign up in person. To join a new interest group at other times of the year, just contact Avon Newcomers!


Book Club

This casual group meets to discuss a book, enjoy drinks and some appetizers. There is no requirement to read the book!

Coffee Talk
This group meets at a variety of local coffee shops to chat and have some caffeine. Children are welcome!

Couples Cocktails
Come socialize and make new friends over drinks and appetizers.

Family Fun Friday

Anything from pizza nights to pool fun!

Get Fit
This group meets up to try out new exercise options. Everything from yoga to kayaking!

Golf - Men’s 
This group meets Saturday mornings to play nine holes.

Golf - Women’s 
Several options, from absolute beginner to seasoned pro.

Ladies Night Out
Join the ladies for a fun night out on the town.

Lunch Bunch
Catch up with fellow newcomers over lunch once a month at a different restaurant in the Farmington Valley.
Members Helping Members
This group helps members who have just had a baby, surgery or are otherwise in need.
Men's Poker Nights
A fun and informal game night.  

Running Welcomes runners of all abilities. Jogger strollers, dogs, etc are always welcome!
This group meets up in winter at Ski Sundown and other locations.
Small Wonders Playgroup
Field trips and other fun activities for kids up to kindergarten age. 
Groups available for beginners and regular pros.

Walk/ Roll
Explore some of the trails in the Farmington Valley. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Strollers are also welcome depending on the trail surface.

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