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PUBLIC EVENTS Calendar

Public Events

The events shown in the Club's Public Events Calendar are open to Members, Friends of Newcomers (former Members), Graduates (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

    • May 21, 2018
    • May 13, 2019
    • 52 sessions
    • 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. Is it preferable to discard a tile and thus gain an advantage, or would it be more prudent to stay with a decent hand? There is the exhilaration of winning a hand as well as regret at not having been bold enough to have made a different choice. Like poker, you will learn a lot about your opponents as you play Mah Jongg and adjust your strategy according to their strengths and weaknesses.

    Come play!  All you need is the 2018 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

    High Sierra Grill 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.

    Keep an eye open for the Newcomer Mah Jongg training, we will be offering learning events for new players, players that haven’t played in a while, and players who want to learn the finer points of playing for money.


    • September 04, 2018
    • February 28, 2019
    • 49 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's 

    Beach/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.




    • September 05, 2018
    • (PDT)
    • February 27, 2019
    • (PST)
    • 75 sessions
    • Meet at Char West on the Wharf

    Please join our group of 30 to 50 walkers, consisting of Newcomers, Graduates, and longtime Santa Barbara residents, as we walk along the waterfront.


    There's no need to register.  The Stearns Wharf Walking Group starts and ends at Char West near the Ice Cream Shop (MWF).  Parking is free that time of day.  Enjoy time with the group for coffee at Francisco's Char West.

    We start walking promptly at 8:00am and walk at our own pace while visiting with fellow walkers. The group walks about 3 miles which takes 45 minutes to an hour depending upon your pace. 


    • September 10, 2018
    • February 11, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • The University Club of Santa Barbara 1332 Santa Barbara Street
    New in Town? Join us for a Reception followed by a Welcome to Newcomers Meeting

    On the second 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.

    Santa Barbara Newcomers Club is the biggest social club in all of Santa Barbara! By joining the club you are able to participate in lots of fun activities, meet great people and learn all about your new home town. 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.

    We will give you all the details about this outstanding club including dues, how to register, what types of events are held, members, etc.

    PLEASE JOIN US! 

    NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! 

    JUST SHOW UP!

    For further details, please contact VP Membership at membership@sbnewcomers.org

    LOCATION:  

    The University Club of Santa Barbara

    1332 Santa Barbara St.

    Santa Barbara, CA  93101

    (805) 966 0853

    Look for the red Newcomers signs!

    For map, click here.

     

    • December 21, 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 1150 San Roque Rd, Santa Barbara, CA 93105

    No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.

    Great views of the ocean and mountains

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


    JESUSITA TRAIL TO INSPIRATION POINT – 8:30 AM. This hike approaches Inspiration Point, from the west via San Roque Canyon and through the Moreno Ranch.   This hike offers ocean and city vistas as well as mountain views to the north of areas like Cathedral Peak.

    Map of the trail.

    Distance: ~6.5 miles round trip.

    Elevation gain: ~1000 feet.

    Hiking Time~2.5-3 hours

    Out and back hike, turn around anytime.

    Here is a google map link for the trailhead.

    DIRECTIONS:  Exit 101 at Las Positas and turn toward the mountains. Crossing State St., Las Positas becomes San Roque. Continue on San Roque past 192. (You can also get to San Roque via 192.)  Go 1/2 mile past 192 and park at the Cater Water Filtration Plant.  The trail head for Jesusita is to the right of the water plant.

     Hike Guide: Martina Kuhl

    Hope to see you there!

     

    • December 21, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Garden - 38 West Victoria

    TGIF !

    December 21,  5 - 7 pm

    The Garden at the Public Market

    Please join us at The Garden inside the Public Market.

    An urban contemporary beer garden, The Garden is known for an extensive craft beer selection on tap. Food and wine are also available from a variety of vendors within the Public Market. 

    See you on the 21st!

    http://www.thegardensb.com

      

     

    • December 22, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The goal of the Cycling Committee is to hold weekly social meetup rides that are open to cyclists of all levels and abilities. Our rides are typically designed to have multiple start points and route segments and a destination that will allow us to relax and chat with our fellow Newcomers and guests after the ride. These rides are 'No Drop', so no riders will be left behind. Whether you are a beginning rider or a Tour de France champion come out and join us as there will usually be something for everyone. Let us know you are riding by clicking the link below.

    Yes, I am Riding!

    This week's ride takes us out Cathedral Oaks Road to the beautiful Sandpiper Golf course. There are two starting points (Shoreline Park at 8:15AM or the Tucker's Grove Park at 9:00AM) with our return out to Coal Oil Point and then through UCSB to the Obern  and the Maria Ygnacio Trails, which provides rides of 23 or 38 miles.  

    The Tucker's Grove start is at 9:00AM and has a total ascent of 663 ft and has a maximum elevation of 256 ft. Check out the Ride Map!

    The Shoreline start is at 8:15AM and has a total ascent of 1635 ft and has a maximum elevation of 391 ft. Check out the Ride Map!

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water. Ride Cancelled if raining.

    Don't forget to order your SBNC Jersey. Order here

    Join the SBNC Strava Group


    • December 28, 2018
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 1114 State St, Santa Barbara



    Join us at a Newcomer Favorite - Viva in the La Arcada Plaza!

    This iconic location has been a well known restaurant spot in downtown Santa Barbara for over 70 years.  They strive to bring a vibrant Mexico City inspired menu coupled with fun, friendly service too one of the most beautiful locations in downtown Santa Barbara.

    See you on the 28th! http://vivasb.com


    • December 30, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    The goal of the Cycling Committee is to hold weekly social meetup rides that are open to cyclists of all levels and abilities. Our rides are typically designed to have multiple start points and route segments and a destination that will allow us to relax and chat with our fellow Newcomers and guests after the ride. These rides are 'No Drop', so no riders will be left behind. Whether you are a beginning rider or a Tour de France champion come out and join us as there will usually be something for everyone. Let us know you are riding by clicking the link below.

    Yes, I am Riding!

    This week's ride has many options and takes us down the coast to either Faria Beach Park or the Ventura Pier. There are three starting points (Shoreline Park, Andree Clark Bird Refuge or Bates Road or you can join us along the route.) Depending on how many miles you are interested in riding you can go a little as 14 miles or as many as 60 miles. This ride is nearly entirely flat and has miles and miles of ocean views. Check out the Ride Map! 

    Start time for the ride is 9:00AM at Bates Road. Those that wish to start at Shoreline will leave at 7:45AM and the Bird Refuge at 8:00AM.

    Helmets required! Bring lots of water. Ride Cancelled if raining.

    Last week to order an SBNC Jersey. Order Here

    Join the SBNC Strava Group


    • January 04, 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • West Cold Springs Trailhead

    No Hike if Raining. Bring Plenty of Water.

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

    West Fork Cold Springs Trail from Gibraltar Road – 8:30am.  From the trailhead at Gibraltar Road, we  hike down the west fork of Cold Springs trail.  The total distance is close to 6 miles; This is an in and out hike; hikers can turn around at any point.The trail is mostly exposed; much of it burned in recent fires.  Roughly 1300 feet elevation with terrific views.  Bring lots of water, sunblock.   

    DIRECTIONS: Meet at the West Fort Cold Springs junction on Gibraltar Road.

    Google Maps Link for the trailhead

    AllTrails Map

    StreetView of the Trailhead as of July 2012

    Hike Guide: Chip Gierhart

    Hope to see you there!

     

    • January 04, 2019
    • 11:30 PM

    The new Santa Barbara Newcomers 'Tour de American Riviera' Cycling Jerseys are now available.

    Look like a tour champ and ride safely and with pride with the new SBNC Cycling Jersey (shown above.) These custom jerseys come in both women's and men's styles and sizes and in regular or relaxed fit. To make sure you order the correct size please consult their Sizing Chart. For a guaranteed fit email Claire Sayle at Jakroo or call her at 1-800-485-7067 ext. 117 and provide the following information:

    • Gender
    • Height
    • Weight
    • Chest 
    • Waist (at navel)
    • Fit Preference (Standard or Relaxed)


      To order your custom jersey visit: Order Jersey. Order by January 4th and get the introductory pricing of $64, plus tax and shipping.

      Delivery is scheduled for January 18th. Tracking information will be emailed to you 2-3 days prior to your actual delivery date.  Delivery requires signature release.


        • January 05, 2019
        • 8:30 AM
        • Baron Ranch - Gaviota

        No hike if raining.  Bring plenty of water.

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