Newcomers Club of Bend
Club Activities & Events
The Bend Newcomers Club offers many varied activities. We continually add new activities based on our members' interests. Anyone in the Club can propose a new activity or volunteer to chair an existing one. Our current activities are listed below, categorized by type of activity.
Please contact our Activity Director if you have questions,
Note: Some of our Activities are on hold during this time due to COVID-19 restrictions.
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Reading is so much fun! Do you love sharing thoughts and ideas? Fiction, Non-Fiction,
· First Monday Book Club
· Page Turners—Fiction
· Tuesday Book club—Fiction
· Daytime Book club
· Mystery & Suspense
· Thursday Book Club
If you are interested in any of these, or would like to begin a new book club, please contact our Activity Director.
Annual Charities—Each year Bend Newcomers
Bethlehem Inn—Join NCOB’s INNcomparable Cooks! Come meet some new friends and provide healthy meals once every three months to the Bethlehem Inn Homeless Shelter for individuals and families. As a group, NCOB volunteers have fun by shopping, cooking or serving meals and at the same time giving hope by connecting directly with people most in need in our community.
Humane Society of Central Oregon– Each
The Great Outdoors
Bicycle Riding—Most paths are easy, level riding on paved pathways or roads. In the warmer months we usually bike around Sunriver and most of the ride is easy and level. No matter your skill level, this is a wonderful way to get some exercise, breathe fresh air, and enjoy good company.
Pleasure Walks—Please join us for a leisurely walk around various areas in Bend—such as The Deschutes River Trail, The Old Mill District, Drake Park and Old Bend Historical neighborhoods. (Sometimes, we even see wildlife—American Bald Eagles, Osprey, Owls, Otter, Beaver, Deer and so on—along the Deschutes River Trail.) Then join us afterwards for coffee. We meet in front of Anthony's Restaurant in the Old Mill District on Thursday and Sunday Mornings.
Snowshoe—Central Oregon is so beautiful in the winter. Come experience the serenity and
Golf for All —Enjoy a round of golf with other members and their guests. Different golf courses are chosen to introduce golfers to the many possibilities for par around Bend. Fore!
Bocce Ball - Bocce takes place in two teams of players. Each team has four large balls called bocce. A smaller ball called the pallino is the target. This has been a popular way to get out and enjoy the outdoors here in Bend. We play during the warmer months at Larkspur Park at 1600 Southeast Reed Market Road.
Kayaking—During the summer months there is nothing like getting out on the water at one of our beautiful high lakes. The Kayaking group loves to explore the waters of Central Oregon when weather permits.
Hiking—Bend is a place where boredom doesn't exist because there is so much to explore. Co-ed hiking is a seasonal activity where we hit the trails around the High Desert. We have witnessed Oregon's varied geology from lava fields to waterfalls, and seen all sorts of wildlife on our hikes.
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Party Bridge—The Bridge group plays twice a month, the first and third Wednesday. You must sign up in advance. Location may rotate among players’ homes, and you should be willing to take a turn hosting in your home.
Game Night—All NCOB members are invited to play card or board games. We meet at member’s homes to pl ay whatever fun game the Hostess has picked for the evening. Games will be posted ahead of time and are always played with house rules.
Mexican Train—Meets on the third Monday
Mah-Jongg—If you love Mah-Jongg, join us
Happy Hours—The Happy Hour group offers an
Wine Down and Wine Down, Too! — A play on words referring to the weekend when you want to "wind down." These gatherings are hosted in a member’s home, are fun social events where you can enjoy your favorite drink (either alcohol or non-alcohol), eat wonderful food, and meet and converse with other members. Spouses and significant others are welcome.
Ale Trailers—The Ale Trailers meet to explore the many outstanding microbreweries and brewpubs that the Bend area has to offer and to enjoy each others company. Attendance limits change
Adventures in Food Group— Do you love an
Dutch Lunch—Join us as we meet in various
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Girls Night Out —This seasonal activity is for ladies only. Events are scheduled four times a year and are held in a variety of venues, usually on a Thursday evening. They are a fun way for members to get to know other members, make new friends, and laugh with friends you already have. Guests are also welcome. Examples of events in the past are Audrey Hepburn Look Alikes; Furs, Feathers and Bling Bling; 50 Shades of Green; and Girls' Night Out at Red Martini. Please watch for events in the NCOB Newsletter.
Artisan Showcase— A time-honored tradition in the Bend Newcomers club is the Artisan Showcase in November. This wonderful marketplace of beautiful and eclectic handmade gifts is always a seasonal favorite for many living in Central Oregon. Our membership boasts some of the most creative and talented artisans in Bend, so plan to come and shop, or participate as a featured craftsman.
Fashion Show— September is Fashion month with NCOB! Join us as our members model fun fashions from local shops. In addition to some the runway show, you’ll have the opportunity to shop at our fashion-themed silent auction, and enjoy a terrific lunch.
Animal Lovers— During the Fall and Winter months, the Animal Lovers group meets at local cafes, restaurants, or pubs to share a no-host meal and beverage. At the same time, they bring items to benefit the Humane Society of Deschutes County, or other worthy animal-loving organization.
Paid Classes—NCOB occasionally has classes where members offer to instruct others in a fun and inviting atmosphere. These classes usually include a nominal fee. Please check the Directory to see if there are any classes you would enjoy.
Crafts—From time to time we find a great craft project to share with members. Always fun and creative. If you have a craft you love and want to share, be sure to let us know!
If you have an interest that is not represented here, or the group you like is at capacity,
you can begin a new group Please contact our activities director, and they will help you get started.
At Newcomers of Bend, we are all about creating social ties with one another and exploring our
passions as we make friends.