Newcomers Club of Greater Park City plans the first and last coffee social of the summer
What: Newcomers Club of Greater Park City Summer Coffee
When: 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9
Where: Park City Library Patio, 1255 Park Ave.
The Newcomers Club of Greater Park City is ready to host its first coffee social since COVID-19 shut down large gatherings in March.
The organization, which formed in 1995 as a way for local residents to gather and enjoy activities together, will meet at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Park City Library patio, said club president Carol Haselton.
The gathering will also observe all COVID-19 protocols including wearing masks, she said.
“People can also purchase food and drinks at Lucky One’s Coffee, or they can bring their own lunch,” Haselton said.
The idea for Wednesday’s event is to socialize in one group before the summer ends, according to Haselton.
“We did have a coffee planned in July, but the board voted to cancel it because of COVID,” she said. “We haven’t had a coffee since because we usually hold it at Park City Community Church, and the church hasn’t been open because of the pandemic.”
Wednesday’s gathering will also serve as a place where members can renew their memberships, she said.
“Some members have already done that,” she said. “We really appreciate them, because they did that even though they knew we weren’t going to be able to offer many activities this year.”
Non-members who are interested in Newcomers activities are also welcome to attend, according to Haselton.
“We will have membership forms and information of what the club is about available at the coffee,” she said. “We will also have a list of activities that we will offer in September and the rest of the year.”
Newcomers Club members participate in activities ranging from fine dining to mountain bike rides and playing canasta, Haselton said.
“We do have activities planned through September, and we also have two activities on Zoom — a monthly book club and our bi-monthly writers circle,” she said. “In the winter we will plan a skiing group and we’re also hoping to do a cross-country ski and snowshoe group.”
In addition, Haselton put out a call for a club member to lead a walking group.
“Newcomers is a way to keep connected, and I think we’re all a little frustrated,” she said. “I run in to club members at the grocery store or when I’m running errands, and they tell me they miss getting together.”
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