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2018 - 2019 Newcomers

UFC has a long tradition of welcoming women to our organization.

Beginning on the UC Davis campus over 100 years ago and extending out into the community, University Farm Circle has a long tradition of welcome. Whether you are new to the area or new to UFC, we invite you to join our organization. Your Newcomers year’s activities are designed so you can foster friendships with the newcomers of the 2018 – 2019 year, expand to other friendships and events of UFC beyond Newcomers, and glimpse what the community and UC Davis have to offer. These events are for newcomers only. At the end of the season as a “UFC Newcomers Graduate,” we hope you will continue to enjoy the friendship and enrichment of future years with UFC. To confirm dates and locations, please check your email and the monthly UFC newsletter. For information on any of the programs below, please contact one of the Newcomers Co-Chairs:

Linda Marshall, 746-2017 (
Martha Kingdon, 604-7860 (
Margo Miller, 916-316-4739 (

  • First Friday Coffees

Oct. 5, Nov. 2. Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 1,Apr. 5, May 3
10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Stonegate Country Club

Join our friendly gathering of Newcomers on the first Friday of each month at Stonegate Country Club. One of your Newcomers Co-Chairs, Martha Kingdon, Linda Marshall, or Margo Miller, will be there to welcome you and get you started.


Newcomers wear pink flowers to the annual welcome.

  • Mary Jo BryanAnnual Newcomers Welcome

Thursday, Sep. 27, 2018
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Stonegate Country Club

Meet potential Newcomers and some current members of UFC while enjoying cool drinks and tasty treats. You will receive detailed information regarding this year’s Newcomers activities, plus an overview of UFC general programs and Interest Sections. You may join UFC at this meeting.


  • Park Winters

Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018
10:30 a.m.

Join us for a fun day in the country at Park Winters. We’ll enjoy the beautiful fall colors and decorations while also touring Park Winters’ historic homestead, gardens, outbuildings, and event center. After we’re through with the tour, it’s just a short drive to the town of Winters, where we can shop, taste wine, and have a delicious lunch at one of several restaurants.


  • [Event Canceled] Linde Lane Tea Room

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018
11:30 a.m.

Fun will be had by all at the quirky Linde Lane Tea Room in Dixon. Come delight in the establishment’s unusual decorations, delicious food and beverages, and unique gifts and teas for sale. Our guest, UFC member Nancy Dowling, will talk to us about her work with her dog, Bentley, and how animal therapy is used to console and enlighten the lives of hospice patients and their families. There will be an approximate $25 charge for this event, which includes all food and beverages.


  • Ballroom Dance Lessons

Friday, Jan. 18, 2019
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Stonegate Country Club

Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a late afternoon of fun, music, dance lessons, and socialization. Our experienced dance instructor will teach us how to waltz, rumba, fox trot, and maybe even teach a line dance or two. Come alone or bring a friend. Light refreshments will be served.


  • Confucius Institute

Monday, Feb. 25, 2019
11:00 a.m.
UC Davis

The Chinese Confucius Institute on the UCD campus opened in 2013 with a focus on Chinese food and beverage culture. We will start with an interesting presentation on Chinese food, wine, and tea, which will be followed by a complimentary lunch featuring Chinese foods and beverages.


  • Mondavi Center Tour

Friday, March 22, 2019
10:00 a.m. to noon
UC Davis

Join us as we step into spring with our behind-the-scenes, docent-led tour of the beautiful Mondavi Center on the UC Davis campus. We will learn about the architecture and facilities available at this amazing arts facility that serves as a venue for numerous local and world-renowned entertainers every year.


  • Matchbook Winery

April 2019

We will end our year of Newcomers activities with a day of food, fun, and festivities at the family-owned Matchbook Winery, just north of Woodland. The location of this winery, surrounded by over 1,200 acres of scenic vineyards, will provide a wonderful setting for a potluck picnic lunch and a friendly game of cornhole toss. Everyone is asked to bring a dish to share. Wine tastings, of course, will be available.


  • Appetizer and Beverage Finale

May 2019
Location to be determined

Join with your Newcomers friends as we bring our year to a close and chat about summer plans and Interest Sections for the coming year.

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