Occasional & Past Events


Peter Chu’s skyroom at the airport

 Were you born in 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1989, or 2001?

The Snake is your year.  Anything could happen!

OKTOBERFEST … Not an annual event

In Germany, Oktoberfest is always held in September. We are breaking with tradition and holding our Oktoberfest in October.  Join us for traditional German bratwurst and sauerkraut as well as traditional German beer and wine.  Bring a German dish to share potluck-style. We have a German band for your dancing and listening pleasure.  Who knows? We might even do the Chicken Dance!

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER Not an annual event

Sons of Italy Lodge (aka the Deadwood Saloon)

Can you figure out who committed the crime?  Was it poison?  Maybe they were stabbed.  Strangled???  But why?  And — who could have done it?  Dress the part and follow the clues.  By the end of the evening, we’ll all know the answer.  Maybe you’ll be the best detective in the room!

WINE TASTING … Not an annual event

Members, spouses, and guests are invited to sample 6 different wines of their choosing.

50’S PARTY! … Not an annual event

Bop ’til you Drop! DJ Rockin’ Ron had everyone dancing to the tunes of the 50’s. There was a hula hoop contest! Remember the Stroll? The Twist? We had a surprise visit from one of our favorite groups from the 50’s. By request, hamburgers and hotdogs with all the fixin’s were on the menu.

COUNTRY HOEDOWN … Not an annual event

Polish your boots and dust off your hat!  Learn to dance the “Virginia Reel” and a line dance too.  Enjoy live music and special entertainment.  We’ll supply finger food, dessert, water, soft drinks, and coffee.  You supply any other beverage that you desire – in other words, it’s BYOB.

SHASTA LAKE DINNER CRUISE … Not an annual event

Shasta Lake Caverns Road, O’Brien, CA

Enjoy an evening cruise on the lake.  Imagine ~ blue water, gorgeous sunsets, wildlife viewing – eagles, osprey, maybe even a bear or two?

GAME NIGHT … Not an annual event

Sons of Italy Lodge 
If you’ve looked at all the activities Redding Newcomers has to offer, you’ll have discovered that we really like to play games. Games to be played include Poker, Bridge, Canasta, Mexican Train, Pinochle, Bunco. Game Night is open to all members, spouses, and guests. Members volunteer to host a different game.  Includes a choice of Hamburger or Hot Dog, macaroni salad, chips, cookie
and coffee.

NEWCOMERS PICNIC … Not an annual event 

Anderson River Park

Bring a dish to share. We’ll BBQ hamburgers and supply plenty of water to drink. You’re on your own for any other drinks you may want (no glass containers in the park please.) Bring a chair with you to set under a tree and enjoy good company, good food, and watch or participate in the games. Bocce ball and washer toss are the two most popular.  We heard there might be Wahdingers again!