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  Welcome ... Join the Fun ...

Breakfast Club ~  Bunco ~ Coffee Talk at Wegmans ~ Book Groups ~ Couples and Friends Night Out ~ Day Away ~

 ~ Home Cooking Fun ~ Happy Hour ~ Let's Do Lunch and a Movie ~ MahJong ~ Needlecrafters  ~ And much more.

    If you are interested in New Friends Club of Frederick, you may attend any two activities as a guest before joining.


Welcome to New Friends Club of Frederick, Maryland

Whether you are new to Frederick or entering a new stage in life and looking for something exciting to do, New Friends of Frederick offers an open door to making new friends and finding activities to enjoy. 

New Friends of Frederick is primarily a social group.  Promoting friendship is our goal.  We also support humanitarian projects in the Frederick, Maryland community through our annual fundraisers where all proceeds are donated to a local charity. 



Jo and Laura 
Newly Elected Co-Presidents

Shirley and Karin
Outgoing Co-Presidents

Row 1  Outgoing Executive Committee Members 
Row 2  Newly Elected Executive Committee Members for 2018-2020 

Please extend a hearty "Thank you" to our Co-Presidents, Shirley and Karin and to all outgoing leaders.
  And give a warm welcome to all who will be taking on leadership duties for the coming year.

Thank you Shirley and Karin and all who served !

New Friends Club of Frederick

For more information or to become a member, please contact one of our Club Officers.
Send your e-mail request to Debbie or Pam.

Debbie, Co-Chair Membership Committee.  Send e-mail to: 
Pam, Co-Chair Membership Committee.  Send e-mail to:

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♦♦♦ September Luncheon and Monthly Meeting ♦♦♦

Tuesday, September 10
, 2019

Location:  Schroyer's Tavern 
at Maryland National Golf Club
8836 Hollow Road, Middletown, MD

Time:  Doors open at 11:30 AM
Cost$23.00  (All Inclusive)

Lunch Buffet
 ~ Chicken Piccata and Marinated Black Angus London Brouil ~
 ~ Rice Pilaf and Seasonal Veggies ~
~ Garden Salad with Choice of Dressings ~
~ Freshly Baked Dinner Rolls ~
~ Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Ice Cream ~
~ Coffee, Tea, Iced Tea, Soft Drinks and Lemonade ~ 
****  Your reservation for the June luncheon must be received before Tuesday, September 3 at 4:00 PM.
Send your RSVP to Michaela at e-mail:

Join your New Friends at one of our favorite spots, Schroyer's Tavern, offering a tasty menu and gorgeous views.
  September is also a special time of year when activity chairs will  be there with all the details and to answer
questions.  Sign-up sheets will be available for each activity ... try something new this year !


Friends and Couples Night Out

A Tour of Historic St. John's Cemetery
and Dinner at Ragin' Reef

Date:  Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time:   5:00 PM  Tour begins - Dinner to follow
St. John's Cemetery at East Street between 3rd & 4th Streets, Frederick , MD
Ragin' Reef at 506 E. Church Street, Frederick, MD

 By September14 to  Nancy at 

Learn all about a hidden Frederick treasure - St. John's Cemetery.  Nancy and Chuck will guide you through
this historic site. 
Founded in 1845, St. John's is the final resting place for veterans of every American conflct
since the French and Indian War as well as for governors, senators, judges and famous locals. 
Nancy  and Chuck are ready to share tales of all the fascinating people who are interred at St. John's Cemetery.

Dinner to follow at Ragin' Reef Restaurant, a causal eatery featuring seafood and more.
Separate checks  ~ 
Reserve early ~  Seating is limited to 25


♦♦♦  October Night Out ... Just for Us Girls    ♦♦♦

Location:  "I MADE THIS"  Paint Your Own Pottery Studio
10-B North East Street, Frederick (behind Talbots)
Appetizers and Drinks at Ayse Meze Restaurant 

Date:  Thursday, October 3, 2019
Time:  4:30 for Appetizers at Ayse Meze
6:00 to 8:00 PM for Painting Pottery

New Friends will meet at the Paint Your Own pottery Studio for an evening of painting pottery! 
No artistic skills required.  All paints and brushes are included in the price of the pottery item you select.
The studio will glaze and fire your creation and call you when it is ready for pickup.  

We will have a private room at the studio.  Seating is limited to 24 people at the pottery studio.   
You may bring snacks and drinks. 

  For those who want to nosh on appetizers and drinks, come early and meet at nearby
Ayse Meze Restaurant for their Happy Hour beginning at 4:30 PM.
RSVP:  By September 30 to Hilary at
Seating is limited. Reserve early

Reserve Now ... Only a Few Seats Avaialable
Autumn Glory at Longwood Gardens

  Monday, October 7, 2019.
Location:  Longwood Gardens at  
Kennett Square, PA
Cost:  $60.25 per person

Cost includes round trip bus transportation, entry fee for Longwood Gardens and
bus driver gratuity.  Garden tour is self-guided.  Lunch at the Cafe is not included.

We are delighted to announce a bus trip to Longwood Gardens on Monday, October 7, 2019. 
Enjoy the sights and sounds of Longwood Gardens featuring 
"Autumn Colors." 
Indoor and outdoor foliage and fountain displays resonate throughout.
The bus will depart at 8:30 AM and return by 6:00 PM. 
Club members, spouses, family friends and friends are welcome to participate. 
RSVP to Jan at:  Your check for $60.25 is required in advance.
  Your seat will be guaranteed on a first come basis. 
See Friendly Conversations Newsletter for Jan's address and all the details.

♦♦♦ Home Cooked Fun  for September ♦♦♦

It's Kentucky Derby Time  
Date:  Sunday, September 22, 2019
Time:  6:00 PM
Hostess:  Barb's Home 
 By September 15 to Barb at

Limited Seating - Reserve Early

Traditional Derby foods ~  You may even win a prize for the best Hat !!
Bring a few extra $$ to bet on the horse races !

Remember, the focus is on friendship, not cooking skills.  

Come as a single or with a friend.  When you RSVP, you and the hostess will decide on the dish to bring.
  Drinks are BYOB. Keep track of how much you spend on your dish as we share expenses.
See Friendly Conversations Newsletter for all the important details.

Hiking Club

Now that cooler weather is on the way, we hikers will get moving again ! 
We will soon begin scheduling hikes based on the 10-day forecast, so keep on the
lookout for future events.  If you would like to join our group and
can hike at least 2 miles, please contact Nancy at

Flash From the Past
The September 2009 luncheon was held at one of our favorite places - Morningside Inn. 
Two new activities were announced:   Bon Appetite and Out & About
We lamented the passing of a dear friend, Peggy Peer. 
The Day Away was at Cordell Gardens in Greencastle , PA and featured 6-foot tall geraniums. 
Planning was underway for a Prom at Ceresvile Mansion in 2010.

"Club Historian" Elaine Junker can be reached at