What We Do

The Ashland Newcomers group is made up of around 1,000 members and growing. Many members have moved to Ashland and nearby areas recently, while others have been here for years! Although we call the group the Ashland Newcomers,  many members stay involved over the years because they find long lasting friendships and love meeting new people.

The purpose of our group is to help newcomers become better acquainted with activities and events in Ashland and southern Oregon. And, most of all, it is a way to  learn about the community, make new friends, find interest groups and learn more about local resources and volunteer opportunities.

Please register to receive our monthly newsletter – which brings news of events, social gatherings  and interest groups.

Newcomer’s Social

The Social or happy hour is a gathering of newcomers with no particular agenda other than providing an opportunity to meet, socialize and exchange information about Ashland. These gathering have proven to be popular with Newcomers no matter how long they have lived in Ashland. We are always looking for hosts, and we try to make it easy as pie. If you are interested in hosting, contact Karen Grove:  kgrove41@mac.com

Newcomers Wine Group
The Newcomers Wine Group is open to all Ashland, Medford, Jacksonville and nearby newcomers. They meet about once a month for a winery tour or wine tasting at someone’s home. Fall tastings usually focus on specific varietals. Anyone interested should contact Chuck Reiling: chuck@reilingteam.com

Women’s Breakfast
The monthly Women’s Breakfast Group meets on the last Thursday of each month at 9:00 am in the Brickroom in downtown Ashland. The food is great, but the company and the conversation is even better! The Brickroom restaurant sits above the plaza and is a lovely space in which to meet new and old friends. Please RSVP to add your name to the mailing list by contacting Marisa Stone:   mstone11@att.net

Ashland Newcomers Bridge Group
There are two bridge groups; the 1st Tuesday of the month and the 4th Tuesday of the month. We are looking for substitute players. We meet at 1:00 PM in members’ homes. If interested, please contact Barbara Keen at (541) 552-0323.

Men’s Breakfast
The Men’s Breakfast group meets on the first Thursday of each month at the Breadboard Restaurant at 744 North Main St. at 8am. No reservation Is needed. Just show up and look for a group of about a dozen friendly men. Please contact hulteen@aol.com for additional information.