Newcomer Friends of Greater Plano



 

 

Monthly Programs/Special Events


We offer a monthly program, usually on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, with a featured speaker.    

All are welcome - monthly programs are free to attend.


Only our three Special Events require a paid reservation and ticket.

Click here to see our schedule of programs and events.


    


Members only: Please click here to view the Activity Calendar. 

To get specific activity information, members can click on any activity in the calendar 

or select "Switch to List View" on the upper right above the calendar 

to see the activities in a list form with their detailed information.




Special Interest Activity Groups

When the activity is shown in red, you can click on that activity and get more information.



          Activity Groups are essential to our purposes of fostering friendships in a fun atmosphere.  Get involved!


NFGP provides a monthly calendar for events listed below. Descriptions of our activities below will help you enjoy our Club; find out what is happening this month by visiting our calendar page in the monthly newsletter.

 

Potential members are encouraged to “try out” NFGP Activities for 30 days. After that time simply fill out the Membership Form to join. You’ll have the opportunity to find out more about the activities available to you at the annual Activities Fair/Monthly Program in September.

 

Members are encouraged to form additional activity groups which appeal to themselves and others. Please contact the Activity Coordinator at nfgpactivities@gmail.com for information on starting a new activity group or any questions.


AFTER PROGRAM LUNCH

Each month after our regular program meetings we meet for lunch at a different restaurant with old and new friends.

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ART & LEISURE

Each month we enjoy Museums, Musical Events, Theater, Tours, Local Interest - this group is as varied as its members.


BUNCO

Want to play a silly dice game and socialize a bit? Come to bunco! No experience necessary! Just be ready to roll the dice and chat with your NFGP friendly ladies. The group meets at various times monthly at members' homes;



BOOK GROUPS 

BOOKIES

Bookies meets on the third Monday to review and discuss a selected book.

Bookies Too -meets on the same day and at the same time as Bookies to discuss the same book but at a different location.  Members may choose the geographic location most convenient. 


NON FICTION BOOK TALK meets every other month, on the 4th Wednesday, starting in January. Our selections are wide-ranging and exciting, we've read biographies, memoirs, life experiences, real life drama, to name a few, and our members can always be counted on for a lively and stimulating discussion. Non-Fiction is not reference books or textbooks, as the saying goes - "sometimes Fact is stranger than Fiction". Come on out and read with us.


CANASTA

We play "Hand & Foot" canasta on the second Thursday and fourth Monday of each month in members' homes. If you enjoy playing canasta in a fun, casual setting with friends, come join us! If you don't know how to play, we offer lessons.


CANASTA COUPLES

Evening card play of "Hand & Foot" canasta on the 4th Thursday of each month in members' homes. If you enjoy playing canasta in a fun, casual setting with friends, come join us! If you don't know how to play, we offer lessons.


CASUAL CANASTA

This is card play 'hand foot canasta' for those who have knowledge of the game and are interested in gaining more experience. We play monthly on the 4th Friday. 


CARD MAKING  

Would you like to make handmade greeting cards? Scissors and the adhesive of your choice are needed. We recommend a glue stick or tape runner AND a Zig 2 way glue pen for any small intricate pieces. We will be making 4 cards for $10 to cover other materials needed. Space is limited so RSVP early. All skill levels welcome. Usually the 4th Friday of the month however the date and day may vary so watch your newsletter each month.


DANCING DIVAS

Learn how to line dance in an easy, fun, comfortable setting with a professional instructor. This is a private class for NFGP members. Beginner and advanced levels welcome. Learn the Copperhead Road, Tush Push, Cupid Shuffle, Electric Slide and much more! Get your boot-scooting' attitude on and come join us for a morning of fun! 


EVENING MOVIE & REVIEW

Friends gather to watch a movie and then have guided discussion specific to the movie over small bites and beverages. This group meets the afternoon/eve of the 2nd Thursday of each month. 


FAMILY HISTORY FINDERS 

We don't do genealogical research at our meetings, but are a group sharing our finds, our discoveries and our brick walls. Our programs are from both guest and member speakers. We talk about "old stuff"--history, crafts, clothing, holidays, recipes, pictures, stories--anything from the past. We also talk about current topics, especially, new ways of finding descendants. Some subjects are serious and some are funny, but it's always an interesting time!


FORMING FRIENDSHIPS

Forming Friendships is a group designed to help NFGP ladies get to know and develop meaningful friendships with others in the group. The idea is to enjoy and appreciate each other in new ways by learning more about one another through designated conversational topics and questions.  Meeting new people can sometimes feel like beginning a book in the middle without knowing what’s happened in earlier chapters. We hope to fill in some of the missing 'chapters' through this group.

GAME NIGHT  

Enjoy games of all kinds (dice, word, cards, board games or dominoes) with each month featuring a selected game. Join us for a night of fun and games.


GOURMET GAMES

Looking for an evening with friends that's rich in social interaction without doing the same old thing and without spending a bunch of money, try this game night and pot luck dinner party. We will be playing easy to learn light-hearted games while sharing our favorite foods. This group meets the 1st Friday or Saturday of each month and is open to singles and couples. 


GRAPE ESCAPE

A great weekend; wine lovers and non-drinkers are all welcome to enjoy new friends, food and fun.


HAPPY HIATUS GROUP

The "Happy Hiatus Group" is a socializing get together at the end of the day, a relaxing outing with friends, usually from 4:30-6:30pm. the hostess will find restaurants with great food and drink specials for this monthly activity. the venues and dates will be different each month.


HAPPY TAPPERS

Join a professional tap dance instructor in this private NFGP class designed for those who want to learn to tap dance or improve tap skills in a fun and and comfortable atmosphere.


IN STITCHES

Flying needles and chatting are the order of the day for this group. If you are new to the area, or simply want to connect with all kinds of needle workers, join us.


LADIES NIGHT

Ladies Night will meet monthly on Friday or Saturday evening to experience events or activities such as Musical performances, Art Festivals, Bowling, Wine and Brewery Tours, Theatre performances, Holiday parties. Cost is variable.


LOFT (LUNCH ON FOURTH THURSDAY)

Enjoy trying new restaurants while getting acquainted with other club members. This group meets at a member's favorite restaurant.


MAH JONGG MONDAY AND MAH JONGG WEDNESDAY

Enjoy a social game of Mah Jongg. All levels are welcome and instructions are available for members.


MOVIES

Join one or both movie groups for fabulous new movies at local theaters followed by lunch with friends.  Morning Movie Madness -

for contemporary movie buffs.

Sensational Cinema - enjoy the latest independent and thought-provoking films.


POETRY GALS

Poetry Gals will meet once a month to discuss different Poetry related topics. For the literary minded, this will be a great addition to Bookies and Non-Fiction Book Talk. Topics may include Haikus, Beatnik Poets, Romantic Poets and possibly inviting poets to read their work. Look for details in the calendar


POT LUCK LUNCH 

Fun casual groups and a great way to make friends. Home cooking is not required.


POT LUCK DINNER

Pot Lucks are such a simple and convenient way to mix and mingle, share your favorite indulgent cuisine and sample & savor the dishes you want to try.

This group of social diners is for singles and couples. Gathering time will vary from month to month as well as the host home and possible theme. Please see monthly calendar for specifics.


PUT A SONG IN YOUR HEART

Put a Song in Your Heart will meet every other month for the sole purpose of singing together. Each meeting will have a theme and the songs will generally be widely recognized. Anyone can attend, regardless of talent level. Look for specifics on the calendar. Join your NFGP friends to sing your hear out.


SHAPE UP

We meet periodically (based on member availability) to support each other and share ideas, successes, and challenges in our efforts to live a healthy life


TALES FROM ABROAD

It’s a big, exciting world out there and we are going to learn more about it and about one another in this brand new group. Each month a designated presenter will tell us about living in a foreign country where she has had extensive personal experience. We will have ‘show and tell’ items from the designated country along with snacks to sample tastes from that same country.  Come join us for a special enriching 'experience' of the world for free--no passport required! 


WELCOME COFFEE

All members, especially our newest ones, are invited to join us for this casual, monthly get-acquainted event. Come meet new friends in a small setting and learn more about our club. 


WOMEN OF WORLDY TASTE (WOW Taste)

Each month we will enjoy lunch at a restaurant that serves dishes from a particular country or culture. It is simply an opportunity to explore international cuisines with friends.

 

 

 

If you have any questions about an activity group, please feel free 

to contact the Activity Coordinator at nfgpactivities@gmail.com.


For More Information: NFGPMEMBERSHIP1@GMAIL.COM

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