photo by Tina Schmidt

cm_newcomers2For nearly 50 years, the Carlsbad Newcomers Club has been providing opportunities for people to socialize, make new friends, and experience what is going on in the community. The club hosts coffee meetings each month, which include time to socialize, highlights of upcoming activities, and a  program with a guest speaker. The Sept. 7 meeting speaker will be Laura Christiansen, a renowned dog trainer. On Oct. 5, Marie Jones Kirk will speak about the City of Carlsbad Citizens Academy, a program designed to help Carlsbad residents learn about their city government.

Although the Newcomers Club is not a charity, they have supported local charitable activities and organizations over the years, including the Community Resource Center, Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad, the Carlsbad Christmas Bureau, La Posada de Guadalupe Shelter, and local elementary schools. Other club activities include book clubs, theater outings, card games, sports, and special interest groups. New and longtime community members are welcome to join. Learn more at