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Activity - Newcomer

Special message from our new Wine Social Group activity leaders for 2023-2024, Janine Peek and Allyson Hankley

As the new Activity Leads for the New Bern Newcomers Wine Social group, we wanted to reach out to say hello and let you know how excited we are to chair this popular activity in the 2023/2024 year.  Your interest and participation in this group have helped this activity reach the honored status of most popular within the club!  So, a big thank you to all of you who have assisted us in achieving that distinction.

Seeking Hosts for 2023-2024 Season

As we look forward to planning the 2023/2024 season, we wanted to see who would be willing to offer their residence as a host house for a future event.  As you know, our event can only take place if we have host homes, so we rely on our members to welcome the group into their homes.  Wine socials are relaxed gatherings held at our members’ homes therefore the location each month moves around New Bern.  Also, the number of wine social offerings are based on the number of willing hosts each month.

Hosting is easy - just provide an indoor/outdoor space and the host determines the number of guests allowed, the date, and the timeframe.  Guests bring their own beverage of choice (usually wine), along with an appetizer/dessert to share with the group, and the club provides the glassware.  This venue offers the members an excellent opportunity to mingle and socialize while enjoying wine and dining on some tasty treats.

So, who is ready to dive in and host a future event in 2023/2024?  If so, please respond to us and let us know what month you would prefer (along with a backup month).  We will then connect directly with you to narrow in on the finer logistics:  specific date, time, etc.  The sooner we hear back, the quicker we can start to line up our calendar of events.

We truly hope to have a successful season, with lots of events on the calendar and opportunities to meet new friends and foster new relationships!

More about Wine Socials : Socialize with new and current friends over wine ( or beverage of your choice) and hors d'oeuvres at a different members home.  Wine socials are currently smaller gathering held in multiple locations each month.  The number of wine social offerings are based on the number of willing hosts each month.  Hosting is easy - just provide an outdoor space.  Guests bring their own beverage of choice, glassware, something to personally snack on, and their own chair if requested by the host.

To Attend:  Interested members will be emailed details of a scheduled activity a week or two in advance.    Follow the directions in the email for RSVP requirements. If your plans change after indicating you will attend, please email the activity leader and/or the host to inform them you will not attend. To be added to the group's email list, sign up at a general meeting or email the group leader.

The Wine Social is open to all members of the Newcomers Club of New Bern.

Come join us for food, drink, and friendship--no knowledge of wine is required!

For more  Info on all club Scheduled Activities

For upcoming events, check the calendar on the Events page. 

Also, check our latest updates on News. 

 Upcoming Events

Thursday Sept.28th 6-8pm

Hosts : JoAnne and Anthony Sietz, Brices Creek Area of New Bern

For exact address please RSVP to

Please remember to bring wine and a dish to share (appetizer or dessert) with your fellow Newcomer members.

Also, the hosts can only hold a limited number so be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot. 


We will be hosting our October  Wine Social October 19th, from  6-8pm at the home of Melissa/Ken Hess  in downtown New Bern.

To RSVP and get the address of this month's social , please send an  RSVP to nbncwinesocial@yahoocom

Please remember to bring wine and a dish to share (appetizer or dessert) with your fellow Newcomer members.

Also, the hosts can only hold a limited number so be sure to RSVP to reserve your spot. 

Past Wine Socials

May 25 - 6:00 - 8:00 PM- Wine social at the Billiards

(The ladies....hanging out in Laura's "She Shed")

April 27- Wine Social at Jeff and Allyson Hankley's


March 16

Wine Social at Tim and Jane Jernee's


February 17

Wine Social at Donna and Bobby Fitzgerald's

December 7 - Wine Social at Linda Dawson's

November 13 - Wine Social at Glen and Debbie Purcell's

October 23 - Wine Social at Bonnie and Jaques Kmon

September 26 - Wine Social at Susie Spurlock and Brian Mahrer

June 22 - Wine Social at Randy and Dee Schmidt

May 18 - Wine Social at Kristin and Pete Roberts

May 5  - Wine Social at Bev and Charlie Jensen’s

April 15, 2022 - Wine Social (downtown) at Ken and Melissa Hess’s home

February 24, 2022 - Wine Social (downtown) - Hosts:  Robin and Jim Newton


June 2021 - Wine Social in Forest Run - Hosts: Darrell and Robin Melton

Our June mini wine social was held on June 24th at the home of Darrell and Robin Melton.  The weather was perfect in temperature, but the skies did shed a few rain drops!  Our tents came in handy and the rain drops did not slow the conversation one bit!

April 2021 -Carolina Colours Wine Social - Hosts:  Lee and Cindy Harrington

Our first mini-wine social was held on on April 17th at the home of Lee and Cindy Harrington.  The weather was perfect for socializing and everyone welcomed the opportunity to meet new people.


Welcome from the Newcomers Club of New Bern

The Newcomers Club of New Bern welcomes you to the great state of North Carolina and to the wonderful city of New Bern.

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Contact Info

P.O. Box 14140
New Bern, NC 28562


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