We have many activities to choose from. Look over the list below and the details that follow. Don't see what you're interested in? We're always open to new ideas and we would be happy to assist you with advice and support to set up a new activity or to take it on a trial run with a Now and Then Event. The Now and Then Events are events that are held one or more times a year when a club member is willing to organize an activity for other members. If you love to ski, then you might organize a ski-day or weekend. If you love the theater, you might organize a trip to a local theater or a show in New York. For more information contact Activities.
Welcome one and all! This informal, friendly group meets once a month in the morning to discuss a book chosen by consensus. The monthly Newcomers Club newsletter provides a preview of the book to be read at the next gathering ... just to whet your appetite. This group usually meets at a member's home and new members are always welcome. Why not get started on a new chapter in your life! For more information contact Daytime Book Group
This is your chance to throw away the excuses and commit to reading! The lively art of discussion is alive and well at this monthly book club that meets in the evening. Just like the daytime book club, a preview of the current month's book is listed in the Newcomers Club newsletter. This group meets in the home of one of the members and new members are encouraged to join! Work (Read) better on a deadline? This group is for you! For more information contact Evening Book Group
Canasta is a fun card game of melds and points originating in Uruguay and is usually played at a table of four. The game uses two standard decks of cards. We play with Modern American Canasta rules and, while it all sounds confusing at first, it's great strategic fun once you learn how to play! Our club will try to play twice a month and all members are welcome! For more information Contact Canasta
We are a community of Professional Main Line Women. We may be in different careers but have shared similar experiences and have experiences to share. We believe that success is the result of true passion and dedication. We strive to inspire and motivate women to explore various paths. We are eager to engage in and contribute to our community. For more information please check the website or contact Career Womens' Network
Join us as we share our energy and camaraderie with local charities and participate in local volunteering activities. Opportunities and projects will rotate. Currently, we volunteer on a monthly basis at Cradles to Crayons, which provides children from birth to age 12, living in low-income and homeless situations, with the essential items they need to thrive – at home, at school and at play. Check them out on Facebook: www.facebook.com/C2CPhiladelphia. And we have started a twice yearly clothing drive for Dress for Success Philadelphia, an organization on a mission to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women. Check them out at www.dressforsuccess.org/philadelphia. For more information contact Community Volunteering.
Each year Philadelphia hosts a Dragon Boat Festival in early October on the Schuylkill River. Since 2002 the Newcomers Club has supported a courageous group of paddlers who race several times and spend a rewarding day for charity. Other Newcomer members come out to support the team and socialize under the Dragon ladies tent! For more information contact Dragon Boat Racing
For those who love to try new restaurants, we invite you to join us for lunch on the first Tuesday of October, November, February, March and May. The activity Co-Leaders select restaurants after they have tried and "critiqued" them! They work with restaurant managers to ensure that separate checks are provided to members for their lunch. For more information please check the website or contact Foodies
We have three groups of members who meet to speak a foreign language. The German, French, and Italian Groups meet every month for some lively discussions. These friendly, talkative groups help members keep up their foreign language skills. Isn't there always time for a chat in any language? For more information, contact the language of your choice: French, German, or Italian.
For the adventurous in spirit! If you enjoy discovering local attractions and hidden gems, this group is for you. The Gallivanters' monthly adventures take you to museums, historic houses and gardens, special events and much more. Recent visits include Mt. Cuba, the Wharton Esherick House, Glencairn, Jenkins Arboretum, Franklin Institute, Rosenbach Museum, City Hall and the Reading Terminal. The events include lunch and assistance with carpooling if needed. These events take into account school hours so members can be home in time for school drop-off and pick-up. Join-up events are also planned for the upcoming year. Join-up events are unstructured events, often on a weekend, where a member invites members to join her in a particular activity. Each member makes her own arrangements but has the company of other members for the event. Recent events include a Mural Arts walking tour and the Fairmont Holiday trolley tour. contact Gallivanters
New Join Up Group: "Girls Raised In The South." We have recently acquired several new members from Georgia, Texas, Alabama and South Carolina. We will be announcing "Join Ups" where anyone interested (whether you were officially raised in the South or not) will get together and reminisce about all things Southern! From Sweet Tea to SEC Football and Magnolias....and, of course Cheese Grits and Casseroles.... Y'all will love it! contact GRITS
An annual favorite! Traditionally this event has been held in mid-December at the Appleford Estate in Villanova. The Holiday Tea is our best event for reuniting with old friends and making new friends in a festive and historic setting. Finger sandwiches, appetizers, and desserts are provided. Donations are collected for local charities. The Holiday Tea is a great way to begin the holiday season! For more information contact Holiday Tea
Join Ups are a great way to try something new. Anyone can organize a Join Up, all you need is an idea. You select the activity, such as a bike ride, trip to a museum, movie or theatre outing, then pick a date and time. We sent up the event and send out the invitations. Members interested in attending will responded directly to you. For more information contact Join Ups
Mahjongg is a 4-player game played with colorful tiles. It originated in China and has been played in America for decades. You may have seen it played in back rooms of Chinese restaurants, seen it in the movie Joy Luck Club or maybe are thinking, 'Mah what?'. It is a fun game involving some luck, concentration and skill. More challenging than Bunco and easier than bridge. If you like card games and socializing then it might just be for you! For more information contact Mahjongg
The Meet and Greet committee will host a gathering every other month beginning in November for new and prospective members. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet members of the club and learn all about the wonderful activities that MLNC has to offer. Please join us to learn more about this fabulous club!
This is a dynamic, growing group of mothers who meet several times a month at each other's homes or for a play date in the park. The Mothers' group provides a great way to make friends while the children make their own friends through play. The Mothers' group has gone a step further by organizing social outings without the kids and sometimes with spouses! Mothers' group is a wonderful source of information for schools, classes for children, and for babysitters! The children are generally pre-school age and younger. For more information contact Mothers' Group
Online Information Exchange
We have an online discussion group through Yahoo Groups that allows you to reach out to the network of members to get quick answers to questions ("where can I find Thai noodles?") or request a recommendation for a pediatrician, doctor or dentist. For more information contact Yahoo Administrator
We start the Main Line Newcomers’ season with a wonderful event, the September Picnic. We enjoy a causal outdoor lunch while sharing summer stories and plans for the fall. This is also a member recruiting event welcoming potential members. For more information please check the website or contact September Picnic
At our cocktail parties, held several times a year, a member opens her home to greet newcomers new and old. Each person or couple attending is asked to bring an appetizer for 8-10 people. The Socials activity provides a great way to meet people and learn about the Main Line in a comfortable setting ... and an opportunity for a spouse to meet others in the community. For more information contact Socials
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As the winter doldrums set in it is time to warm up with soup and good company. This fun annual event is a great way to connect with others and beat cabin fever. Held in a member’s home, attendees are asked to make a soup or bring a sandwich to share. For more information please check the website or contact Soups On
We do the work, you do the Love-15. The ladies' tennis groups plays on Wednesday morning. We add new players to our substitute list, giving them an opportunity to fill-in until an opening occurs in one of the groups. Play level is generally around 3.0. Tennis is a wonderful way to meet new people and to exercise at the same time. For more information contact Tennis (Daytime)
As the MLNC's year winds down it becomes time to vote on next year’s board. This is done at the annual voting lunch, typically held at a local country club. Members meet the incoming board while sipping champagne and enjoying a special lunch menu. It is the perfect ending to the club year. Contact Voting Lunch
Join us for a friendly weekly walk, Fridays on the trail at Haverford College. We meet in the Visitor Parking lot at 9:30am and walk for 60 minutes, returning to the lot at 10:30 am.
Enter Haverford College from Lancaster Ave. (turn right if going east, turn left if going west) and follow
the signs for "Visitor Parking." It's a bit of a wandering route but stick with it and you will arrive at a
parking lot. For more information contact Welcome Walkers
Wine & Dine
If you like to cook, eat, and drink wine, this is the place for you to volunteer! Several times a year Wine & Dine plans themed dinners. Attendees are divided into small groups of 8-12 and are given recipes to follow. A hostess is assigned and provides the wine. Everyone shares in the cost of the evening. Typically there is a menu theme that is followed for the year. Recent themes have consisted of: selected works of literature, the travels of Marco Polo, celebrations, and favorite ethnic cuisine. This Saturday evening activity provides another chance to include your spouse - or not! It’s a great way to meet new people and show your support to MLNC. If you are willing to organize a dinner, plan a menu, provide recipes, or host please contact Wine and Dine