Our Activities

See what we have to offer listed below. We have over 30 different activities for all interests. 

As a member of New Westsiders you can join us for any of these activities.

B: Bi-Monthly  M: Monthly  V: Varies  WD: Weekday  WE: Weekend  D:Day  E:Evening  D/E: Day and evening

Beginners Bridge

Are you new to bridge and want to hone your skills?  Although it is expected that you understand the basics of bridge, this is a “friendly” environment that encourages kibbitzing at the tables.  More experienced players come and share their understanding of the game.   Bridge players are encouraged to sign up as permanent players or as substitutes. M,WD,D

Book Club

Do you enjoy reading books in various genres? Join the Book Club and engage in guided discussion with other friendly book-lovers.  We typically meet in a member’s home, enjoy snacks, beverages, and each other’s company.   We meet from September through April.  Each May, you have the chance to recommend books and vote to determine the reading list for the coming year.  All readers and opinions are welcome! M,WD,D

Breakfast club

Come as you are, for coffee, breakfast, or brunch and conversation at 8:30 AM.   We meet at restaurants that offer a good breakfast selection and are comfortably spacious and welcoming to small groups like ours. Support our local businesses while spending time together and giving each other a positive start to the day! M,WD,D

Bunco

If you can roll the dice, then you can play. That’s all it takes. Bunco is a simple dice-rolling game that leaves little to skill and all to chance. Bunco group meets monthly, alternating evenings and daytime. We play for cash, so there is a small $5 entry each time you play. We have 3 to 6 cash prizes depending on the size of the group. Take a chance and roll the dice with us!  M, WD, D/E

Couples Euchre

Let's play Euchre with your partner. Bring your spouse or partner along to this evening card-playing group and compete against other couples. We meet  in members' homes. New and experienced players are always welcome.  If you can’t play every month, consider becoming a substitute.  M,WD/WE,E

Couples Gourmet

Everyone loves to eat, and Couples Gourmet provides you with the opportunity to try new recipes and make new friends.  We get together from September through May in member homes.  Hostesses and co-hostesses make the menu for the evening, and the cost of the meal is shared among those attending. Our creativity knows no limits.  Don’t be afraid; all levels of culinary skill are welcome. M,WE,E

Couples Pinochle

Join with your husband or partner for a spirited game of pinochle in a member’s home.  The evening begins with either a light dinner or a  social “hour” consisting of appetizers and beverages,  and then moves to cards.  New and experienced players are welcome, and if you can’t play every month consider becoming a substitute.  M,WE,E

 

Discover

Are you always interested in exploring points of interest in Northeast Ohio?  Join the Discover group to follow your curiosity by visiting the hidden gems of our area.   This group seeks new experiences and adventures from picking apples and peaches, riding boats on local rivers, touring chocolate factories, and exploring the Presidential and First Lady libraries and museums.  Join us to DISCOVER!  M,WD,D/E

Ethnic Eats

Calling all adventurous foodies! Climb aboard the Ethnic Eats train to explore the Cleveland area’s bountiful cultural food scene. Ethnic Eats challenges you to explore such cuisines as Ethiopian, Hungarian, Korean, Greek, Afghani, Jamaican, Egyptian, Mexican, Chinese, and many more.  We organize a carpool for most of the destinations. M,WD,E

Euchre

Are card games your thing?  Euchre is a trick-taking card game you play in partnerships. We meet in members' homes. New and experienced members are always welcome. M,WD,D

Gadget Gals

We use our fair share of technology in our club to stay organized and in touch. It can get overwhelming sometimes. If you ever wished someone would just show you how it works then this is the group for you. We will work together to answer questions and share our knowledge of the apps and technology we use in NWS. M,WD,D

Garden Club

Whether you are a novice or master gardener, the Garden Club encourages you to share your experiences and ask your questions.  We meet from May to early October, and visit public and private gardens.   Many gatherings include a talk either by the gardener or a master gardener from the community.  Periodically we exchange those “volunteer” plants that appear in all of our gardens.  B,WD,D

Gourmet Gals

You might debate whether we are gourmets or gourmands, but we are definitely a fun-loving, food-loving, adventurous group that likes to cook and try new things! We share each meal’s cost and effort.   Everyone takes a turn to be hostess or co-hostess. When it’s your turn, you make the rules! It can be very gourmet and fancy or as casual as a picnic — your choice! M,WD,D

 

Hand & Foot Canasta

Fun is the name of this game! Hand and Foot is a popular variation of Canasta. It’s a simpler, easier version of Canasta and is designed for beginners. If you love cards, join this fun group. These ladies meet in members’ homes for a fun game of cards, conversation and friendship. M,WD,D

Happy Hour

It’s 5’oclock somewhere so, join us at a fun restaurant or member’s home where small plates and appetizers are just as important as the beverages!  You will look forward to this opportunity to get together at the end of your work or otherwise-busy day.  With the Happy Hour group, you can catch up with old friends and meet new ones in a casual setting.  It’s all about de-stressing at Happy Hour! M,WD,E

Investment Club

We all want to become better managers of our portfolio, and the Investment Club will help you do it.  Meeting at Westlake’s Porter Library, we are open to members and partners.  The Investment Club maintains a portfolio, and members are encouraged to evaluate and present investment opportunities to the group, using the Better Investing methodology.  We expect that all group members purchase shares of the portfolio. M,WE,D

Ladies Gourmet

Do you long for a gracious dining experience?  Then, Ladies Gourmet is a group that might interest you.  We gather in one another’s homes for a delicious luncheon made by the luncheon committee.  The committee includes the hostess and her cooks, who set the menu and prepare the luncheon.  Costs of the meal are shared among those members attending.  M,WD,D

Let's Go

Looking for a reason to go out and have fun?  With Let’s Go, you can join a sociable group for a fun evening out! Explore the Cleveland art scene, restaurants, events, or even gather at a member’s home.  Spouses/partners/guests of NWS members are always welcome. V,WE,E

 

Lunch Bunch

Lunch, not breakfast,  is the most important meal of the day! Take a break from whatever you’re doing and meet up for great food and lively conversation!  Visit a different local restaurant to enjoy food and good company.  M,WD,D

Luncheon Bridge

Are you looking for a good game with experienced players, then consider joining Luncheon Bridge?  We get together in a member’s home.  After sharing a light lunch or hor d’ oeuvres, we sit down to play.  Of course, there is prize money, which we share after the game.  Consider joining us as a regular player or as a substitute. M,WD,D

Mahjong/Rummy

Choose your tiles and start a game with us!  Beginners are welcome and can learn and play with experienced players.  Players meet in members' homes for an easy game of matching tiles.  B,WD,D

Make N' Take

Feeling crafty? Make friends, learn, and swap ideas while creating a craft together. Every meeting features a new craft. Experienced and novice crafters alike are welcome to join and create something unique. We meet at a member’s home, library, or local craft store.  V,WD,D

Marathon Bridge

Are you a serious bridge player?  You and a partner can compete for prize money by playing from September through May in member homes.    This interest group charges a minor amount to all players to be used as prize money at the end of the year.  Both two-person teams and single players are welcome.  Single players will be assigned a partner. V,WD,D  

Men's Group

Is your husband or partner looking for something to do, too?  The Men’s Club is for them.  The group meets  in a local restaurant for breakfast and comradery.  During the month, the group often schedules an industrial tour for its members or hosts a speaker.    Each fall, this group sponsors a fantasy football league for its members. M,WD,D

Movies & Munchies

Grab a snack and catch the latest flick! Join fellow movie buffs for a matinee at a local theater and then stop to discuss what we have seen.  We try to vary the genre so that we will be of interest to all moviegoers.  Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! M,WD,D

Name the Game

You might call some of us board game geeks. If you enjoy a good board game,  then join us for Name the Game. The group meets in a hostess’s home. The hostess gets to choose the game that we play. Some months we play a classic game and others we try something new.  But, we always enjoy good competitive fun.   M,WD,D

Rummikub

Want to play an easy to learn, fast-moving game? Join us for Rummikub! It’s a tile-based game, combining elements of the card game rummy and mahjong.  Join us, try something different and make new friends. M,WD,D 

Singles on Saturday

Designed to encourage singles to get-together for some fun, Singles on Saturday appeals to our single members,  but all New Westsiders are welcome! Schedule and activities vary between day and evening.  We meet weekend days or evenings to enjoy various activities, including dining, a movie, or theater production. V,WE,D/E

Travel Club

Find out where other members have traveled, share where you have gone, and best of all, dream about where you want to go.  Travel advice is shared, including navigating customs and passport control, packing a better suitcase, and finding the best buys for your next trip.  Join us for a great way to learn from each other about places to go and tips to make travel easy.  M,WD,D

Volunteer

Want to make a difference with the power of many? Join the Volunteer group to help where needed in our local communities.  From donating school supplies and winter pajamas, helping at a local Foodbank, to cleaning-up along a riverway, opportunities abound for us. There are no obligations – everyone helps where and how they can. V,WD/WE,D/E

Walk & Talk

Feel like enjoying some sunshine and fresh air with friends?  Join the Walk n’ Talk group for a two-mile gentle walk and some great conversation.  We take advantage of the weather and vary our locations from Metroparks to City parks throughout northeast Ohio.  Often we find a good lunch location following our Walk.  Enjoy the scenery, wildlife, and conversation with Walk n’ Talk.  V,WD,D