BLACKSBURG NEWCOMERS' CLUB
Building Friendships & Community for all NRV
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 weekly E-News Blast that includes general meetings, activities, and Interest Group information.
Our Interest Groups offer opportunities to meet others and share hobbies and leisure activities. Interest Groups include: Book Clubs, Lunch Bunch, Film Fans, Ladies Dinner & Drinks, Monday Mah Jongg, Drafted, Nature Journaling, Circle Supper Club, Wine Tasting, Brunch Group, Biking Buddies, Papercrafting, Needleworks, Happy Hikers, Wednesday Walkers and Gadabouts. If you don't see a group with your interests, we'll help you get one started!
Each monthly meeting features a speaker from a local Community Service Organization and members may bring needed items to donate and learn about ways to volunteer. 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 (MCEAP), Montgomery County Christmas Store (MCCS), and we have held a silent auction to benefit Micah's Closet and we make an annual year-end donation to a local charity.
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.
Our next general membership meeting will be on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 9:00am. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, September-May in the community room of the Luther Memorial Lutheran Church at 600 Prices Fork Road, Blacksburg. All general membership meetings are free and open to the public. We'd love for you to become a member! While we are not currently serving any refreshments, attendees may bring a personal beverage to the meeting.
Masks are required to be worn inside the Church regardless of vaccination status.
During the COVID pandemic the club has been following VA State COVID health directives and CDC guidelines. With the rescinding of COVID restrictions by the State, our interest groups have begun to meet again in person with some groups meeting via Zoom and some groups doing both (hybrid). For meetings held in private homes, while we want to be welcoming to all our members and are following State and CDC Covid guidelines, hosts have the right to set their own rules when hosting inside or outside of their homes (including rules regarding masks and vaccinations, just as they have the right to limit the number of guests, etc).