OUT & ABOUT is a group for Club members to go on fun day trips together, share activities to do for the weekend, take a bike ride, visit small towns, make a flower arrangement. Sky's the limit!
Since March 2020, we have arm-chair-traveled to our favorite island (June), shared our favorite activities in the Puget Sound (July), talked about a hair-rising adventure we had (August), learned about local treasures from our Newcomer friends (September), updated our basic knowledge of recycling (October), tested our knowledge of the Pacific Northwest through a trivia game session in November, and we went holiday shopping with Carol in December.
Busy times! The activities are member-led, planned for members by members. If you have an idea to share with other Newcomers, consider initiating an activity though the OUT & ABOUT group. You don’t have to do it alone: the OUT & ABOUT Team is ready and willing to help.
2021 June 15 - Virtual Tea Class with Experience Tea in Issaquah
Roberta Fuhr at Experience Tea in Issaquah will present this class as an introduction to tea where you will learn what tea is, where tea is grown and produced, and how tea becomes white, green, oolong, black and pu’erh. You’ll learn the difference between tea and tisane (and does it matter?)
2021 May 7 - Musical May
Whether you have seen Hamilton twice, or love Cats, or attended the Celine Dion show in Las Vegas, we want to hear about it! Many of us have memories of concerts and musicals we loved and will stay with us forever. In May we want to be "musical" and share our stories about Memorable Musical Moments. Or simply get ideas of venues and artists that we could add to our list.
2021 April 2 - South Of The Border
What is your favorite "South Of The Border"? Oregon? Mexico? A song? A favorite book? Come and share, or just listen and laugh with us, this will be fun.
2021 March 5 - Awesome Aunties, Marvelous Mothers, Glorious Grandmas, Nice Neighbors
What have you been doing to fill in or to replace your "in-person" time or usual routines with family, friends and neighbors? What ideas can you share with fellow Newcomers who are struggling to keep connected after many months of Covid restrictions? Virtual activities, games, clever ways to meet or exchange, just about anything you can share is a bonus for some of us who are running out of ideas and resources.
2021 February 5 - For The Love Of Our Pets
Do you have a favorite furry animal in your life? Was there a pet that made a difference for you? Come and share your story, and get tips about pet training, pet food, adoption, and much more. We hope to see you AND your pet!
2021 January 8 - Favorite Winter Getaways
In Washington, winter is all about embracing the grey rather than escaping it. While it might be tempting to stay rugged up and cosy indoors, our time might bebest spent outside: hiking, skiing and exploring. After all, the sun sets by 4:00 p.m. so that still allows for plenty of time indoors with a glass of wine by the fire. Where would you like to spend some time this winter? What are your favorite memories of winters past in our state? Share your thoughts, or come and get some insights on fun things to do and places to safely visit not too far from us.
2020 December 1- Holiday Gift Ideas With Carol
GIFTS to buy……Ohhhh what to do? Maybe, Don your mask and hit the mall with the multitudes of other mask wearers? Or order online and return the item later? Or re-gift the tin of popcorn you received last year? Or give
the birthday gift certificate that expired October 2020? Instead, come join Carol Holser for a festive OUT &
ABOUT with gift ideas presented in a most unusual way.