The Newcomers and Friends Club of Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga is a local club with the purpose of extending a friendly hand and developing new friendships by offering a variety of monthly programs, social events and activities. The club is open to any woman who has lived in Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga, California for five years or less.
We encourage women interested in joining Newcomers and Friends to attend a monthly coffee, most often held the last Thursday of the month in Los Gatos downtown area. The annual membership of $30 covers participation in all monthly activities. As soon as you join the club you will be provided with all the details.
Below is a list of activities that you may find interesting for you to participate in:
Monthly Morning Coffees and General Meeting: Held the last Thursday of the month and hosted in a member's home. The coffees begin at 10:00 with a social time, followed by a short business meeting.
Birthday Lunch Bunch: Celebrates a month's worth of birthdays on the second Monday of each month. Times and places TBD.
Bocce Ball Bocce is played on the afternoon of the 3rd Friday at Campo de Bocce in Los Gatos. Bocce is a team sport that takes only a few minutes to learn, so join this group for a good time and social time afterwards.
Book Club The book club meets once a month on the first Wednesday at 10:00 in a member's home. The books are chosen in June for the year.
Game Day - You Call It! This fun loving group meets the 3rd Thursday of the month at the home of the chairman at 10:00 a.m. The "hostess" gets to pick the game. BYO lunch and plenty of dimes.
Girls' Nite Out Is a causal gathering at a different location each month for drinks, snacks, good conversation, fun and laughter!
Hiking This ambitious group hikes all around the bay area. They meet on the 2nd AND 4th Friday of the month at 9:00 at a general location and venture off from there. The hiking chairman picks the locations each month.
International Cooking Demonstrations The group meets monthly in a "member chef's" kitchen. The host chef decides the menu for the demonstration. Each participant gets hands-on training and samples to take home or enjoy after the demo.
Lunch Bunch Meets for lunch after the monthly coffee - all are welcome. Restaurants TBD.
Mah Jong Meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month from 11:00-2:00 at a member's home. This is a game of strategy and luck and played the Chinese way. It's easy to learn and fun to play!
Movies and More This group meets occasionally with dates and times depending on which movies are playing and are of interest. Of course, drinks and/or snacks afterwards is a must!
Out and About Members meet to tour places of interest in the Bay Area. Destinations may include museums, tourist attractions or places of business. Days and times vary.
Writer's Group Meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 10:00 at the chairperson's home. You don't have to be an aspiring novelist to join this group, just bring your pad and pen and start writing!