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Our Club hosts a wide variety of activities, with something going on almost every day during our Club year.  Not only do we enjoy both daytime and evening "Members-Only" activities, but also several evenings a month we include spouses or significant others in our gatherings.  To see what a month in the life of a NNUML Newcomer can include, click here for the Sample Calendar.

A synopsis of all our activities is listed to the right.  We think you'll discover many ways to keep busy. If you want to start a new activity, we always encourage members to do so. Click on the links to see our current offerings.

Most activities meet September through May or June, however some continue through the summer months.


Book Club (4th Tuesday)

Book Club meets at 9:30 a.m. on the 4th Tuesday of each month in members’ homes. (Until life returns to normal, Book Club will be meeting virtually, via  Zoom, on the 4th Tuesday of each month September through May.)The reading list includes both fiction and nonfiction. At each monthly meeting one member serves as hostess, while another member reviews the book and leads the discussion. It is not necessary to have read or finished the book to attend (as long as you don’t mind having the ending revealed) as the books are often springboards to lively and spirited discussions about how literature relates to our own life experiences.  During the summer months, June-August, we will meet for Summer Book Chat. There is no specific or selected reading, just books in general.  At the May book club meeting, prospective titles for the following year are suggested, and then voted on, by book club members.

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 Bridge Groups

We have groups for everyone.  Party bridge, Ladies Afternoon bridge for the intermediate players and Ladies Duplicate for the more advanced players.  We also have Couples Bridge in a very relaxed atmosphere and welcome new members to all of our groups. As a courtesy to all players, please, no iPods, cell phone calls, texting or emailing at the bridge table. We absolutely always understand unexpected emergencies.

Ladies' Afternoon Bridge (2nd Thursday)

This group is for the intermediate player.  We all love to play bridge and have fun!  Social begins at 12:45 p.m. 
Play begins at 1:00.  Please plan to play until 4:00 p.m. We encourage new members to join us.  The hostess
provides: beverages and light snacks. Play is Party Bridge with four hands being dealt.  Each person shall
contribute $1 to the "pot", to be divided at the end of the session based on scores.  Each member shall hostess
once during the year.  Frequent subs may be asked to hostess, if needed. 

Ladies' Duplicate Bridge (4th Thursday)

“This group is for the intermediate to advanced player.  Members take turns hosting at their homes.  Arrive at 12:45 for light refreshment and play begins promptly at 1:00.  We will conclude by 4:00.  Each player brings $1.00 and the two top teams take home the “pot.”  Partners are assigned by the group coordinator and changed each month.  We are a friendly group and welcome new players!”


With a tradition of horticulture going back 300 years, Philadelphia is considered America’s Garden Capital with more than 30 public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes all located within 30 miles of our landmark city. This activity is for anyone who loves touring public or private gardens. Members will suggest gardens to share and visit with like minded garden lovers. Put on those walking shoes and join us!

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Giggle Golf (thursday mornings, during the season June through august)

Join this fun group.  Players meet at The Club at Shannondell, 2750 Egypt Road, Audubon  on Thursday mornings for nine holes. For the golfer with a sense of humor and an inconsistent score, giggle golf is a great way to improve your game and make new friends. 

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Today's Gourmet (1st Thursday)

On the first Thursday of each month (October through May, except January), groups of eight women gather at 11:30 a.m. at the homes of hostesses to enjoy lunch together.  Each attendee receives a complete menu and set of recipes and is assigned a dish to prepare, bring and serve at that month’s luncheon.  The cost of all dishes and beverages is shared equally per house. Members may agree to host in their homes.  As a group, the hostesses plan the menu, then each hostess prepares the entrée and provides coffee and tea.  

By the end of the year, Today's Gourmet participants have a full set of tried and true recipes which have been enjoyed at the luncheons throughout the year.  This is such a great group!  We hope you will join us for fantastic food, fun and friendship in Today’s Gourmet. 

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This activity is an email list of members interested in spontaneous off calendar activities such as movies, tours, exhibitions, special events…A member can email the group with an idea for an outing several days in advance or that morning. Sometimes last minute plans end up being the most fun! Please contact Ann Francis if you would like to be part of this foot loose and fancy free group!

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Luncheon Meetings (3rd Thursday)

Formal luncheons are held September through May, in various venues around the area. Usually included are minimal  club business, a guest speaker or program and a three-course meal. These luncheons are a popular way to meet new friends and catch up with old ones. The cost of the meal is about $35 - $38.

Prospective members are welcome to attend, but should contact the Membership Chairs to find out the forthcoming luncheon details.

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Mah Jongg (Wednesdays)

Mah Jongg is an ancient Chinese game played with tiles.  We play accordingSee full size image to the National Mah Jongg League rules with a few "house" variations voted on by the members.

Play is from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. every Wednesday at the Chairperson's residence.  Each player should bring their own drink and snack.  If interested in playing, please RSVP to the chairperson by the Saturday prior to the play-date.

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MUG MORNING  (4th Wednesday)

Everyone is invited to mug morning between 10 and 11:30 AM on the fourth Wednesday of the month. We meet 10 times a year, not July or August. Attendance varies from 4 to 14. Each guest can bring their own mug and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and a snack and, most importantly, conversation in a relaxed setting, that is perfect for connecting with new and old friends. Sometimes someone offers to host in their home and other times we meet at local cafés. A monthly email is sent out with that month’s information. We look forward to having you join us at Mug Morning.

MEET ME AT THE MOVIES  (2nd Tuesday)

Calling all movie buffs to join us on the second Tuesday of the month. Whether you consider yourself a movie critic or simply like being entertained for a few hours, it's always more enjoyable seeing a movie with friends! Each member of this group will sign up to pick a movie for a given month, assuring we see a variety of films. One month we may see a comedy, the next a mystery and the next a Sci Fi! By the end of the year you just might be a movie critic! 

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Party Bridge welcomes members who want to socialize and enjoy a fun, low-key afternoon of bridge. Our group is currently playing at the advanced beginner/intermediate level. This means we have taken formal introductory lessons, follow basic ACBL conventions, and have some table talk/consultation during the play of the hand. A basic foundation for bridge conventions is recommended.


Join a group virtually each month to “chat” about podcasts of different topics. You don’t have to know what a podcast is or how to listen to one to join! We’ll show you how! Add podcast to your list of technology skills you acquired during Covid. The Club is lots of fun and can always count on good conversation. Join us


There have been some exciting and fabulous activities and you can participate in one or all of the festivities.  If you're interested in planning a pop-up activity please contact our Activity Chairman to find an open date. Let's continue to explore, discover and have great fun at museums, theaters, house and garden tours, and much more.  


A new group of Rummikub has been formed.  It will take place every second and fourth Monday of each month at 1:00. Each player will take her turn to host and all players are asked to bring their own food and drink in an effort to make it easier to host. For those interested in playing or learning to play this easy to learn tile game, please contact Kathy Harral  at:

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Stitch & Bitch

Bring your knitting, needlepoint, embroidery, felting or any other small handicraft and join us on the third Wednesday of the month at The Barn at Valley Flowers, in Eagle Village Shops. This is an informal group with the intent of socializing while working on your own project, rather than instructional learning. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while visiting and catching up on Club news and friendly conversation. 

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Would you like to take a brisk 3-4 mile walk with friends while chatting and enjoying the fresh air? If so, we would love to have you join in on this activity that gets you moving. Each month from October to June, we will explore walking trails throughout the greater Upper Main Line area. Each of our walks will be no more than 4 miles in length on paved or well-worn dirt or gravel trails. Some will be along loop trails and others out and back along a longer trail. We will walk on the first Monday of each month, apart from December, when we won’t walk, and February, when we will walk on the 2nd Monday. Our June walk will be followed by a potluck picnic brunch.  Rain or severely cold, icy and/or windy weather cancels. 

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Friendship    --  the state of being attached to others by affection and esteem  (Webster)

A caring word is always welcome when someone is experiencing difficult times.  This support is particularly important when one is new in a community.  The club extends care and sympathy through notes and cards to members in need.  All members are encouraged to contact the Friendship Chair whenever they hear of a member needing support, care or encouragement.


Community Service

As part of the socialization we all face as newcomers, opportunities to give back to the community through non-profit organizations are important to many of our members. The role of the Community Service Chairpersons is to provide resources for those who choose to participate. We have a number of charities to which Newcomers have given their time and energy.

If interested joining our work with any of the organizations listed, we can provide the information needed to volunteer.

Baker Industries is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with mental and physical disabilities, the homeless and others who find it hard to secure the skills and work habits they need to succeed in the mainstream of life. For more than 20 years, Baker Industries has followed a unique approach in work rehabilitation, giving disadvantaged people real jobs for real compensation and teaching work ethics that enable them to move on to outside employment in the regular workplace.

Volunteer opportunities include working beside an employee, showing them how to work efficiently, or helping a supervisor check quality control when several jobs are in progress. You can volunteer once a week, once a month or when needed at the Baker Industries facility in Malvern. NNUML's Baker Industries holiday party, held in December, has for many years been greatly appreciated by staff and workers. Club members provide food and service at a festive luncheon (held at the organization's Malvern plant). Help is always needed!

Prospective members call Deborah   610-574-4495 or
Susan   610-955-8191

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