Public Events

The events shown in the Club's Public Events Calendar are open to Members, Extended Members, Alumni (former Members who have joined the Graduates Club), Potential Members (new residents of Santa Barbara who have lived here 18 months or less), and guests.  These events provide an opportunity for Potential Members to meet current Members to see if the Club will be a good fit for them. 

Former Members have the opportunity to reconnect with the friends and acquaintances they met while they were in the Club and to meet current Members.  We look forward to seeing you at these fun events, which include Cheers, TGIF, Walking the Waterfront, and Hiking.

Upcoming events

    • January 07, 2019
    • December 16, 2019
    • 50 sessions
    • Flightline Restaurant (formerly High Sierra Grill), 521 Firestone Rd, Goleta

    Mah Jongg 

    Mah Jongg is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China many centuries ago and was brought to the West in the 1920's.   The excitement of Mah Jongg lies in the decisions that you will constantly have to make. 

    Come play!  All you need is the 2019 American Mah Jongg Card and a basic knowledge of the game, and you’ll be ready to play!  Invite your Mah Jongg playing friends to come, too!

    If you already know the game and want to meet new players, we invite you to drop in and join us!

    You can email us with any questions if you need more information, at: mahjongg@sbnewcomers.org

    Flightline Restaurant collects $5/player at the time of play to help cover the cost of the Mah Jonggers utilizing the space.  Plan on staying after to celebrate your Mah Jongg wins at the High Sierra Grill happy hour afterward.

    • March 05, 2019
    • August 29, 2019
    • 52 sessions
    • Hendry's Beach (See event details)

    Join us at Hendry's Beach (aka Arroyo Burro Beach County Park) every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 8:45. We walk the beach, visit, make new friends and catch up with old friends, spot whales and dolphins and get fresh air and exercise. Some of us walk fast, and some of us stroll. Then we gather at the picnic tables and visit some more. Sometimes there is food to share. 

    Contact stridebythetide@sbnewcomers.org with any questions.

    Hendry'sBeach/Arroyo Burro is just west of the intersection of Cliff Drive and Las Positas Rd. (exit 100 on freeway). There is a large parking lot. We meet at the top of the stairs next to Boathouse at Hendry's Beach restaurant, 2981 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara. The restaurant is located at the end of the parking lot right next to the ocean.

    Wear shoes that can be used on the beach for rocks, sand.

    • August 19, 2019
    • February 17, 2020
    • 7 sessions
    • The Hotel Californian, 36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

    New in Town? 

    We would love to have you join us for one of our orientation meetings!

    You're invited to a Reception followed by a "Welcome to Newcomers" Meeting.

    On the third Monday of each month we host a Welcome Reception open to those new to Santa Barbara. Anyone who has moved to the Santa Barbara area within the last 18 months is encouraged to join us. This will be followed by a meeting for prospective and new members of the Santa Barbara Newcomers Club. 

    You only have to attend one meeting!

    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the biggest social club in all of Santa Barbara! We are 700+ members strong and offer over 50 events a month for you to participate in.

    By joining the club, you are able to partake in lots of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town.

    We will give you all the details about this outstanding club including dues, how to register, what types of events are held, members, etc.  Again, you only need to attend one orientation meeting!!

    We look forward to meeting you!



    Please join us at 6:30 p.m. for a Meet & Greet reception followed at 7:00 by an informational meeting which will promptly end at 8:00.

    36 State Street, Santa Barbara, CA

    Parking is available in the public parking structure on property located on Helena Ave or street parking. 

    Enter the main lobby off of Mason Street - look for the hotel informational sign once inside the hotel lobby - we are typically in a room off to the right).

    For more information, please contact the VP Membership


    • August 20, 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • The Mill, 406-414 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara

    Join us for a Cheers event with flavor & friends.

    The Mill
    406-414 East Haley Street, Santa Barbara
    5:30 - 7:30pm

    Stylistically restored respecting the buildings’ original heritage, Darrell and Kirsten Becker have put a modern spin on The Feed Mill originally constructed in 1904 by the Boykin family. Coined The Mill, the corner of Laguna and Haley is now Santa Barbara’s local artisan marketplace.

    Cheers is the first event for our newest members fresh from orientation, and all Newcomers are welcome to attend. It’s a great way to mingle with board members and committee chairs in a relaxed atmosphere.

    • August 23, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Paradise Road

    All our hikes may be changed due to weather,  construction, etc.  Check here before you leave.

    This is a Friday 8:30am meetup – no need to register.

    Aliso Loop Trail

    This a back-country hike off of Paradise Road.  Aliso Canyon sits on the north side of the Santa Ynez River.  We'll meet at the Los Prietos Ranger Station and carpool to the Sage Hill Campground where the trail officially begins.  It starts along an interpretive trail on Aliso Creek, then heads up Aliso Canyon, continuously crossing the creek.  The trail eventually climbs up to a grassy plateau.  The return hike along the ridge between Aliso and Oso Canyons includes views of the Santa Ynez River, the valley, and the surrounding mountains.  Distance: 4 miles. Elevation gain: 800’.

     Trail description and map here


    Google maps link for meeting point

    From Highway 101 in Santa Barbara, take the State Street/Highway 154 exit.  Turn right onto Highway 154 and drive approximate 10 miles to Paradise Road on the right.  Turn right and continue 4.5 miles to the Los Prietos Ranger Station, on the left.  Park at the ranger station.  We will carpool over some shallow water a short distance to the trailhead.  Parking permits have been arranged for the trailhead.

    Hike Guide: Chip Gierhart

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