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CNCSpecial Interest Groups (SIGs)
Every Special Interest Group (SIG) is open to all members of Cary Newcomers Club (CNC).
A prospective member may attend up to two events before joining the club.
After becoming a member, she/he may attend as many activities as desired.
Baubles, Bangles, & Beads
Book Club (daytime & evening)
Brunch and a Movie
Discover NC & Garden
Mexican Train Dominoes
♥ ♥ A brief description of each of our Special Interest Groups ♥ ♥
For more info or to sign up for any of the following activities, see the sign-up sheets at the General Meeting or contact the activity coordinator(s) listed below using thecontact infoin our club directory or newsletter. To see the latest meeting plans, click onCalendar
Sign-Up and Show Up Activities
Baubles, Bangles, & Beads: This group is for those interested in creating jewelry. From a simple strand to a fashion statement, learn to make the jewelry you love. Participants share tools and the cost of simple findings and stringing wire. Projects vary each month. Meetings are monthly on the 4th Thursday. (Sandy B, coordinator)
Breakfast Club: This group of singles and couples meets at a different breakfast spot each month. Meetings are held on the last Wednesday of the month. (Stephanie P, coordinator)
Brunch and a Movie: Feel like taking in a movie after meeting with friends? Each month, we dine at a different local restaurant then go to a local movie theater to watch the movie of our choosing with other newcomers. We usually meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month. (Phyllis M and Darlene F, coordinators)
Chat-A-Wyle: All new and prospective members are invited to learn more about CNC in a small-group setting by attending this activity. We usually meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00am until 11:30am. (Wndie C, coordinator)
Coffee Break: Missing that morning chat with a friend? Here is your chance to meet up with some new friends over a cup of coffee or other morning brew. Attendees try some of the area's wide variety of coffee shops where they'll have the opportunity to sit and converse before moving on to the day's activities. Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of the month. (Tammie Z, coordinator)
Creative Arts: Join us each month as we work on our favorite creative arts projects, including but not limited to scrapbooking, stamping, cardmaking etc. Share ideas as you work on your project. (Bonnie K, coordinator)
Culinary Enthusiasts: Share your culinary enthusiasm and learn from each other and area merchants. This group usually meets on the 2nd Monday of each month but the date may change based on the needs of the business hosting our event. (Stephanie P, coordinator)
Discover North Carolina and Garden Club: Our activities are geared to help members experience the best of North Carolina. Most trips are all-day outings and carpooling is available. (Gesa A and Kate W, coordinators)
International Group: Imagine getting to know people from around the world. The Cary area draws a rich diversity of residents and CNC is fortunate to have an array of international backgrounds represented. Open to everyone with special emphasis on those who have lived outside the US, participants usually meet in members' homes on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 11:30am to share food, beverages and traditions from around the world. (Linda P, Alison B, Kate W, Beth D, coordinators)
Koffee Klatch: Come join us for coffee and conversation as we get to know each other over light refreshments. With no program, it‘s your chance to mingle and meet people with common interests. No need to bring food… Just bring your smile!!! We usually meet at 10am on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at a member's home. (Barb G, coordinator)
Lunch Bunch: Meet fellow newcomers for lunch at a restaurant in the Cary area. This group meets on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 11:30am. (Alice D and Pat S, coordinator)
Mah-Jongg: Mah-Jongg is gaining popularity in the Triangle thanks to an influx of residents from areas where this wonderful Chinese tile game has been played for decades. There is one Mah-Jongg group at CNC that meets regularly and new groups could be formed as interest increases. Experienced players as well as beginners are welcome. All you need is a current Mah-Jongg card, the ability to host occasionally and the desire to have some fun! Contact the coordinator by email for info on location and to confirm attendance. (Cecilia D, coordinator.)
Trailblazers: This group meets on the 1st Thursday of each month. Fast Walker, Slow Talker or vice versa! Join us as we hike/walk on area trails. Some paved. Some grass. Some hills. Some bare earth with roots. Bring water, snacks, sturdy shoes and your smile! (Cathy B, coordinator)
Activity Groups Which Are Forming
Beginner's Bridge: This group is for those who need a refresher or are just beginning to play bridge. The Audrey Grant text will be followed for an active progression of learning. Groups will be formed from the list of sign-ups. (Sue W, coordinator)
Book Club: This group is for those who love to read. Several daytime and evening book club groups meet in members' homes. Dates and times vary. Space is available in some groups; other groups are forming. (Sue W, coordinator)
Bunco: This is a great way to meet new friends, laugh and be silly. The game is easy and very enjoyable! Players meet at member's homes. New groups are forming. If interested in joining as either a regular or a sub, please contact the coordinator. (Bev S, coordinator)
Game Night: Forming New Groups! Members meet once a month in member homes for friendship and fun. The host/hostess selects the game for that month and players bring a snack to share and their own beverages. (Vivian P, coordinator)
Mexican Train Dominoes: This fun and easy-to-learn tile game is catching on fast in the Cary area! Join in and learn! Several groups have formed; dates and times vary. (Eileen S, coordinator)
Secret Friends: Several times a year, members sign-up and randomly choose a "secret friend". Over the next few months, they send their "secret friend" cards and tokens and try to get to know her without revealing their own identity. After several months, all participants have the opportunity to reveal their identities to their new friends! (Cathy B, coordinator)
Supper Club: This new activity is for singles and couples to meet people they see at meetings or activities, but don't really get to know. This activity was started in October 2009 and currently has one circle of 12. Supper Club is done in circles of 10 to 12 people who take turns gathering in one another's homes for food, fun and fellowship. Come enjoy delicious food and lots of fun! Sign up today; new circles will be formed soon! (Sandy M, coordinator)
Volunteer Activities: While CNC is a social organization, many of our members enjoy getting to know each other while giving back something to their community. For opportunities to volunteer within the community, ask any Executive Board member at the next General Meeting or contact the Charity Committee. (This coordinator & General Board member position is vacant; several members are sharing the coordinator function at this time. Contact our President for more info.)
For more information on any of the above activities, click on this Calendar link, check the activities tables at the monthly General Meeting or click here to send an email.
Don't see the activity you're interested in? Start a new Special Interest Group! Complete and submit aNew Special Interest Group request form. Alternatively, please ask any Executive Board member for more info or send an email by clickinghere.