Sewickley Newcomers & Neighbors group to kick off new year, showcase nonprofits
Sewickley Newcomers & Neighbors will kick off its year with a meet-and-greet and a new way for its members to serve the community.
The first meeting of the women's social group — which brings together new and established neighbors — is planned for 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at the home of real estate agent Kathe Barge, 121 Centennial Drive.
Club President Andrea Hopkins-Green of Sewickley said the annual kickoff party is a great opportunity to learn what the club is about, meet board members and residents, and welcome new neighbors.
The club will host a Sewickley Serves Social from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 18 in the Sewickley Valley YMCA's Community Activity Center.
With an open house format, the event will feature several nonprofit organizations, such as Laughlin Center, Sweetwater Center for the Arts, and Faith in Action, which will have an opportunity to promote their groups and solicit volunteers. The club will provide wine and refreshments.
Those attending are encouraged to take a nonperishable food item to be donated to Coraopolis Cooperative Food Pantry as part of the Y's Good Deed of the Month program.
“In the past, we picked different causes and nonprofits to support financially or with our time. We felt this way, people could pick where they wanted to volunteer based on where there passion is,” said Kelsey Rhea, the Newcomers board member who is overseeing the event.
“Whether it's helping seniors, supporting the arts, working with animals or interacting with kids, there will be an opportunity to be matched with a nonprofit at the event.”
In addition to offering its members opportunities to get involved in and serve the community and help each other in times of need, the club offers a variety of other activities to help neighbors get to know each other.
Every month, from September to May, members participate in activities such as Girls Nights Out, meetings, Couples Nights Out, wine tastings, parties, a progressive dinner to be held Nov. 2, Christmas party, Spring Fling and book club meetings once a month at Crazy Mocha in Sewickley.
Parents can get their children involved in play groups at members' homes, where they can socialize with other mothers, and get a baby sitter directory.
Joanne Barron is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-324-1406 or email@example.com.
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