For Action, Adventure, and Discussion


Art Viewing & Doing: 4th Thursday @ 10:00 am

Enjoy viewing art as well as “doing” art?  We do both!  We alternate between visiting local galleries and museums and learning a new artistic skill.  Our “hands-on” or “doing” activities are led by artists and crafters.   You do not need to be an artist to participate in the “doing” activities of our group!  We have fun while we learn.  We often have lunch after our viewing/doing activity.

A Walk in the Park: 1st Monday @ 10AM

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Exercise is much more fun with friends!  Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes and join us.  We walk and talk for 2-3 miles (about 90-minutes), while we explore parks or other pleasant venues in and around Richmond.   After our walk, enjoy an optional lunch at a nearby restaurant.  We meet on the 1st Monday of the month at 10:00 am.  Check the "Welcome Mat" newsletter for details on where we'll be each month.  Hope to see you soon!


Avid Readers: 2nd Tuesday @ 11:00 am


Do you love sharing memorable books--those interesting and exciting gems you’ve happened upon? Our group delights in discussing a variety of genres (novels, non-fiction, short stories, biographies, humor, mystery and adventure).  Books are selected from group members' suggestions before the new season begins in September.  Discussion and luncheon held at a local restaurant.

Busy Hands: 2nd Monday @ 10:30 am-12:30pm

Channel your inner craftiness with "Busy Hands," a needlework and crafts group.  We knit, crochet, quill, bead, cross-stitch, needlepoint, and any other handiwork you may enjoy!  Until noon, members work independently on their own projects while enjoying the company of others.  Location details are posted in the "Welcome Mat" newsletter.


Community Service: Varies

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Participate in 100% project focused community service that benefits local non-profit organizations.  We are volunteers who enjoy active involvement.  As needs arise, we can answer the call!   Our initiatives are specifically geared toward the immediate and variable needs of our area.  We provide our time and talents.  Past projects include Feed More (the local food bank), and assisting those who have experienced extreme loss.  If you wish to help others, please contact our Chairperson.  Look for project details in the "Welcome Mat" newsletter.

Day Trippers: 3rd Tuesday

Head out for a day of adventure meeting new people and exploring new sights!  This group takes day trips to interesting and educational locations around Virginia.  Details of each trip are announced in the "Welcome Mat."  Partners of members are welcome to join us.  Fees vary with each trip and can only be accepted in the form of a check made out to New Virginians.  Reservations are made on a first come and check received basis.  Cancellations made within five days prior to a trip cannot be refunded. 

Novel Women: 3rd Wednesday @ 10:00 am

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Our book discussion group is composed of women who love to read and discuss fiction, non-fiction and a classic book each year. We meet each month from September to June and discuss a book that has been voted on by our members and announced in the monthly "Welcome Mat" newsletter. Discussion is facilitated by one (or two) of the women who provide a biographical sketch of the author and relevant questions to enhance our appreciation of the book. After a lively discussion, you may take the opportunity to extend with lunch. We meet in a variety of places, including area libraries, restaurants, country clubs and members' homes. 

Paddle Yakkers: 3rd Wednesday @ 10:00am

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THINK BLUE – blue water and blue skies!  Our group meets spring through fall on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, usually from 10:00 am to 12 noon (with a self-pack picnic lunch to follow).  When the weather and water are temperate, we paddle.  Our purpose is to experience kayaking and nature throughout Central Virginia.  Above all else, we value safety on smooth water found on lakes and rivers.  We use six loaner kayaks available on a first call basis.  Some locations offer rentals allowing our group to be larger for that venue.  Members often willing to ride share.  Fees vary by location.  Details are provided in the monthly "Welcome Mat" newsletter.


Paper Arts: 1st Friday @ 10:30 am


No need to be a crafting expert to make beautiful cards, calendars, gift boxes, photo albums and scrapbook pages! You'll learn stamping, paper folding, some fancy paper cutting and more. You need to bring some basic crafting tools (list provided when you RSVP). Group meets in the Chairperson's home for two hours the first Friday of the month. Project supplies and directions provided.  Supply fees range between $15-$25 and can only be accepted in the form of a check made out to New Virginians.  Reservations are made on a first come and check received basis.  Relaxing and fun.  Come see!

Thursday at the Movies : 1st Thursday @ 11:30 am  

Like movies? Come see a flick with us! We venture to different restaurants and movie theaters in the Richmond area to share lunch, conversation and enjoy a new release. Check the "Welcome Mat" for details.


Travel Passion: 3rd Monday/Alternate Months

Do you love travel? Do you enjoy new cultures, wonders of nature, art, architecture and history? This group provides an opportunity to share extraordinary travel experiences, whether you have been or dream of going! From guest speakers, learn about fabulous destinations here and abroad, various types of travel and tour providers Share travel Tips from how to find a local guide to packing light. Looking for a travel companion? You may find her in this group.