Monthly Activities

New Games and Groups are Coming!

Lots of them!

Bringing Back the 70’s with Backgammon Starting October 20th

Gather to play an ancient game that dates back nearly 5,000 years to the regions of Mesopotamia and Persia. Backgammon became very popular here in the 70's. Backgammon is a two-player board game played with counters and dice on a board. Groups of two players will gather to enjoy this game of strategy and skill. All levels of backgammon knowledge are welcome. So, come one and come all !!!

Host: Kathi Studden
Date: 3rd Wednesday, Starting October 20th
Time: 7pm
Location: Kathy's home

Contact via e-mail Kathi Studden or 661-373-4190 (cell)

New DAYTIME Bunco Group starting in August 21, 2023!!!

Let's roll those dice &Win, Win, Win!!!

Host: LaNell Barnes*
Date: 3rd Monday
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: 19842 Ave of the Oaks; Friendly Valley
Cost: $5.00 buy in and then play to win
After signing up, LaNell will reach out to confirm the 12 players and members on a sub list.

New Scrabble Group Starting Tuesday, August 1st

“USE IT OR LOSE IT” … your brain that is! Don't "lose" your brain power, come "use it" playing the popular word board game, Scrabble.

Scrabble is a fantastic game that is loved by people of all ages. First created in 1933, it has since sold over 150 million boards. Today, it is available in 121 countries and in 31 different languages.

Host: LaNell Barnes
(attendance is open; please contact LaNell when planning to attend)
Date: 1st Monday
Time: 1 pm to 4 pm
Location: 19842 Ave of the Oaks; Friendly Valley

Contact LaNell or 661-313-0888 (cell) 661-349-9765 (home)

New Book Club is Forming Now! Calling all Bookworms!

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out…of books that is!!!

Want a stimulating new book to read?  Interesting friends to converse with?  Join us for an interesting read of multiple genres, fiction and nonfiction, then followed by a stimulating discussion. Currently accepting 10 members with flexibility to grow.

Host: Sandra Caton
Date: 3rd Tuesday 1-3 pm
Begins: August 15. First meeting for getting acquainted, determining our first read, and how we will approach the discussion and choose books. At the home of Sandra Caton.

Bookworms Unite! Contact Sandra Caton. This could be a thrilling new chapter in your literary

New Evening Bunco Forming Now!

Host: Kathi Studden
Date: 4th Monday of each month
Begins: September 25, 2023
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Food: Members to rotate brining a light sweet or savory snack (cheese & crackers; cupcakes)

If you are interested in rollin’ the dice, socializing, and snacking with friends, please email Chair Kathi Studden.

Let’s get these dice rollin’, rollin’, rollin’

Consider Hosting a Daytime Bunco Group

We are looking for members who wish to host a new bunco group in their home once a month. Or, collaborate with other members to form a rotating bunco group that meets in various members' homes. This new group will meet during the day and players will share in bringing snacks for the large group. Are you wanting to play bunco? Then chair or co-chair to form a new group. I'll help you to get started. It's easy to do and will provide lots of socialization and fun.

Please email Game Conductor, Karen Towles, your interest to host or collaborate in hosting.

Chugga-Chugga-Choo-Choo Mexican Train game day is on the move!

Choo-Choo, the train has left the IHOP station after the June game day. In July, the train arrives for game day at the Men's Game Room in the Friendly Valley club house, located at 19345 Avenue of the Oaks in the Friendly Valley Community in Newhall.

Chair: Carol Costin
Date: remains the same, the 2nd Friday of the month
Time: changed to starting at 1pm
Cost: $2.00 for game prizes
• Please eat before you come as there will be no lunch break
• Check in with the guard at the gate indicating that you are here for a game with Newcomers member Lanell Barnes
• Carol has given the guardhouse a list of names of the regular players. New or infrequent players please call or text Carol to add your name to the entry list in advance

We're happy to be keeping this Mexican Train on the schedule. Please just note the train station and arrival time has changed. Thanks go to Carol Costin, Carol Yanez, Lanell Barnes, and Linda Jenkins. Hop on the train and join the fun.

Hear ye, Hear ye, New Pickleball Fun

Chair: Marcie Gorham
Date: 1st Wednesday of the month.
Time: 9-11 am for summer months, open to change to 10-12 in other months per chair's discretion
Starting: Wednesday July 5
Location: Valencia Summit tennis courts on Goldcrest drive
Cost: Free

*bring own racquet and one ball
*any level but some experience
*only 10 slots need to sign up each month
*women players only
*4 players for each game (will rotate)
*round robin game i.e. winners from team 1 will then play winners from team2
*all levels will be mixed
*2 pickleball courts for one tennis court (4 players each)
*goal is that games are for fun and socialization

Interested pickleball players of all levels, contact Marcie by text to get our first pickleball round robin started.

Let's get this ball in play!

Questions about any of these new games? Contact your new Game Conductor,


DIG & DOGLinda Jenkins & Linda NuemanMonthly as assignedContact Chair
Tea LadiesJanice Weiner2nd Tue Reservation RequiredContact Chair
Coffee CornerKathy Valis3rd Thu 10am Reservation RequestedContact Chair
Pickle BallMarcie Gorham1st Wed 9-11 amContact Chair

Book Club

Story SeekersGeri Benne3rd Monday 1 pmContact Chair
Now formingSandra Caton3rd Tuesday 1-3 pmContact Chair


Group 1Jeane Cruse4th Wed 1:00Contact Chair
Group 2Carla Lewis, Wynn Weber4th Wed 1:00Contact Chair
Group 3Kathi Studden4th Mon 7-9 pmContact Chair
Group 4Now Formingdaytimeno Chair yet

Hand Knee Foot

Hand Knee and FootCharlotte Marton1st Mon 10:30Contact Chair
Hand Knee and FootBarbara Ferone4th Fri 10:30Contact Chair

Additional Games

Mexican Train dominoesCarol Costin2nd Fri 1-3Contact Chair
Mah JonggLanell Barnes3rd Wed 10:30Contact Chair


RummikubBarbara Jackson3rd Wed 1:00Contact Chair