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Artistic Adventures, Arts, Crafts, Hobbies

Groups that cater to your special interests

Members who enjoy exploring artistic adventures. Are you interested in crafts, artwork, gastronomy, exploring the creative process by seeing or doing?

Calling all guitar, banjo, uke players and singers. Meetings at Jim Thomas' home or can rotate among group members’ homes. No cost, bring a snack or drink to share.

Book Clubs

Discussions of books selected by members

Men's group that meets midafternoons monthly at a local coffeehouse.

Evening gathering of book-loving women that meets monthly at a member's home.

Monthly afternoon gatherings for women who enjoy reading and making new friends. We meet in members' homes.


Groups that meet over coffee in different parts of the area. Some are women only; check the individual descriptions.

This group meets monthly at a local restaurant. Open to all women newcomers.

We meet monthly in restaurants (usually north of Harmony Rd) for coffee and socializing. All women are welcome!

This group is primarily for women that live south of Horsetooth Rd to be able to socialize monthly, however all women are welcome to attend.

Dining and Entertainment

A meal and socializing combined with an entertainment event.

Enjoy a movie, then dinner at a nearby restaurant with other Newcomers.

Socializing over dinner at a local restaurant followed by a nearby music event.

Get in touch with your inner thespian by attending a professional murder mystery dinner party or hosting your own with a kit for 8 people (4 men, 4 women).

Food and Drink

We offer lots of opportunities to eat!

Are you a vegetarian, vegetarian curious, or trying to eat a meal or two without meat? Try joining Dinners For Eight – Vegetarian. These small group dinners will be held monthly in members' homes. Sign up is for 4 monthly dinners.

New to Fort Collins and wanting to meet people? Try joining the Dinners for 7 or 8. These small group dinners at are held monthly in members homes. Sign up is for 4 monthly dinners

Join us to learn/talk about looseleaf tea from China and Taiwan. Future meeting dates will include tea tastings.

Fort Collins has an ever expanding collection of breweries; this group intends to explore them all. We meet at a different brewery each month around Happy Hour on Sundays or Thursdays.

We meet once a month (typically on the fourth Thursday) at different restaurants in and around Fort Collins for lunch. The goal is to find great new places to eat. You'll order off of the regular menu and take care of your own check, and also meet other Newcomers. Join us!

We get together monthly and visit over breakfast and/or coffee. Each month the discussion topics will be whatever interests the group, but we will avoid politics. This will be a Zoom meeting until it is safe to go back to the local restaurants and coffee shops.

We meet monthly in member's homes to taste and discuss various types of wines.

Women’s Lunch group. Join us for a leisurely late lunch and meet others that are new to the area. Each newcomer takes care of her own bill.

New to Fort Collins and single? Let’s meet for a leisurely late lunch and share info about this great area in which we’ve landed. We will meet at a different restaurant each month. Each newcomer takes care of their own bill.


Have fun with fellow members over a variety of games.

Enjoy a variety of board games with fun company monthly at a Member's home.

Bunco is a simple dice game... no skill required! It gives us a fun time to converse and get to know each other. We will meet monthly for about 2 hours in member’s homes.

This intermediate level group meets in North Fort Collins. We are a relaxed, fun group who plays for two hours. No need to commit to play every time. Chicago style play (not duplicate). Dates change depending on people's schedules. No cost. We meet in a private room at Old Town Library. We play once or twice a month. Check the event calendar for dates.


Outdoor activities

Tours in and around the Fort Collins area. We also have events in Boulder and Denver. Usually these events are about 2 hrs excluding travel time.

Recreational biking monthly April-October in and around Fort Collins. The Easy Riders do shorter rides at an easy pace. We usually stop for brunch or lunch on these rides. This group will resume bike rides on April 1st 2021.

Recreational biking monthly in and around Fort Collins. The Grinders get more serious with longer and faster-paced rides. Lunch stops and stops at breweries have been known to happen on these rides.

Monday hikes are scheduled most weeks. They range from moderate to challenging, typically 6-10 miles. In the winter many of our higher elevation hikes will be snowshoe hikes.

We hike year-round on most Wed mornings on regional hikes suited for beginning to intermediate level hikers. The trails are between 3 and 7 miles long and rated between easy and flat to moderately difficult with more elevation change and hilly terrain.

Come explore the many local Fort Collins trails and hikes. Hikes will be easy to moderate (2 – 5 miles). The group is open to all. Every two weeks a new location will be identified for a hike. This group will gather every two weeks (weather permitting) on Sundays at 10:00 a.m. Hike will last approximately two hours. No cost to attend.

Whether you are new to golf or a regular player, come join us for 9 holes of golf and make new friendships.

Play golf Tuesday mornings April through October at Southridge with other men new to Fort Collins.

This group is being refocused away from commercial partnerships and toward nonprofit and member-initiated events.

This group meets once per month for an activity. The purpose is to keep active with different types of activities throughout the year, especially during the cold months when the hikes and bikes are not going.

This Newcomer's league will be a recreational activity and not considered 'highly competitive' in the sense you should anticipate playing more for fun, sun and low impact exercise.


Absolutely Lacking Intrinsic Value Entertainment: Make new friends socializing once a month over a casual lunch at a local deli.

Get together for a couple hours at a member's home and have fun meeting new folks. Bring an appetizer or dessert to share and a beverage for yourself. Make new friends and reunite with old ones!

Events for all members or for new members.

Come laugh together, allow yourself to feel silly, get some great exercise through laughter and breathing exercises, all the while making new friends.

Volunteer Activities

Volunteer opportunities and club-wide activities.

Lend a hand sorting and packing food one morning a month at the Food Bank for Larimer County.

Wanted: Members who want to help proactively address our area's housing shortage. Beginning late Fall '17, Newcomer members and other volunteers, under the supervision of Ft. Collins Habitat for Humanity staff, will help build 48 homes at Harmony Cottages.