Building Friendships & Community for all NRV

Upcoming Newcomers' Events


Tuesday, July 14th at 9:30 am

Our June Zoom membership meeting is scheduled for next Tuesday, July 14th at 9:30 am.  We will have a few announcements and then our Featured Speaker will be Major General Randall D. Fullhart, Commandant of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets.  


We will email the Zoom link to members, but everyone is welcome.

If you are NOT a current member, please email and we will send you the link to attend the July meeting. All meetings are free and open to the public. 

Drive-Through Collection to benefit the Women's Resource Center 

Sunday, June 14th, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

Christ Episcopal Church, 120 Church St NE, Blacksburg

"Since 1977, the WRC has continued to provide free, safety-centered services to victims of sexual and domestic violence in the New River Valley.  Our emergency shelter is open, our hotline is answered 24/7 by a live and local advocate, our counseling continues, and our transitional housing is still operating."~Executive Director for more information visit 

The following items are most needed at this time:

* journals

* adult coloring books

* colored pencils

*sketch books

* children’s arts/crafts, busy activities (i.e. Melissa & Doug sticker books)

* canned foods (soups & ravioli)

* individual serving snacks (crackers, chips, cookies)

* juice

* rubbing alcohol

* aloe

* Lysol anything – especially wipes and spray--and other household cleanign supplies

* hand sanitizer 

* family games

* card games/decks of cards

* full size lotions

* towels

* wash clothes

Gift cards of $20 or $25 to Kroger, Walmart, or Amazon are incredibly helpful for our clients right now.  

Checks can be made out to WRCNRV and included in an envelope. 

Donations can also be made online at

We know many face altered financial circumstances as a result of the current pandemic. For those of you who are able, please join us to enable the Women’s Resource Center to continue their services during this critical time. You only need to drive up and push the button to open your trunk. Our Community Outreach volunteers will be masked and gloved, and will unload your donations. You won’t even have to get out of your vehicle.

Thank you in advance for your continued generosity.

While all Blacksburg Newcomers' in-person activities, meetings, and interest groups remain canceled until further notice, our General Meetings and Interest Group activities are continuing online.

We'd love for you to join us! 

We will review and update our policies as the situation unfolds.

Reach out to us at any time at

Please visit the Virginia Department of Health website here for updated information.

Many of our interest groups virtually/online. Please contact your interest group leader with questions or suggestions.

You may also find & chat with us on Facebook or via the Group Me app. 

Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Kind.



Making Friends and Becoming Part of a Community

Since the 1960s, people who have made the New River Valley their home have found the transition made easier by joining the Blacksburg Newcomers' Club.  We welcome residents of any age, gender, nationality, race, or religion.


Club members meet monthly for a general meeting, which includes social time and a fun, informative program. Members participate in smaller interest group activities such as wine tasting, supper circles, book clubs and more.

As a member, you will receive a monthly newsletter that includes general meeting, activities, and Interest Group information.  This information can also be found on this website.​

Community Service​

Each monthly meeting features a speaker from a local Community Service Organization and members may bring needed items as well. We have participated in a "Reverse Advent" challenge to support the food pantry, our book clubs have collected books for the Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program's Christmas Store, we have held a silent auction to benefit Micah's Closet and we make an annual year-end donation to a local charity. You can find links to organizations we have supported here.


Activities and Interest Groups

Our Interest Groups offer opportunities to meet others and share hobbies and leisure activities. Interest Groups include: Book Clubs, Girls Night Out, Lunch Bunch, Evening Movie Group, Circle Supper Club, Wine Tasting, Brunch Group, Papercrafting, Needleworks, Wednesday Walkers and Gadabouts! If you don't see a group with your interests, we'll help you get one started.


Social events are also planned in the evenings for all members and their partners.  Past events have included Chili Cook Offs, Mix n' Mingles, Holiday Brunch, Kentucky Derby socials, and Year End May Socials. 



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