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New to Huntsville? They Can Help

There are a few things you need to know about moving to Huntsville: The Parkway runs north to south. Airport, Drake, Bob Wallace, Governors and University run perpendicular. We have a former school that’s now a brewery and another school that’s now a church. Don’t get those two confused. The booms you hear on the Arsenal are normal.

It doesn’t matter if you moved here for a job or if you moved here for the military, you might need some help getting your bearings. One group in town might be able to help you get acclimated even faster. The Newcomers Club of Greater Huntsville is open to women who moved to the Rocket City less than three years ago.

According to their website, the Newcomers Club is “a friendly, vibrant, fun-loving women’s organization” with at least one activity each week. You can expect anything from potlucks to fashion shows to game days. Separate groups have broken off from the original group for women who enjoy crafts, reading and women who are young mothers.

While it’s not necessarily a new club — it was officially founded in 1980 — a new push for membership can be seen by the yard signs posted in front of Campus 805. The cost of membership is $35 each year.

The club isn’t limited to Huntsville city limits, either. The website said members come to the activities from Madison, Athens and even near the Tennessee state line.

If you’re interested in joining the Newcomers Club, you can visit a Get Acquainted Coffee offered on the first Tuesday of each month at the Huntsville Public Library. From there, potential new members can join in three activities before making the commitment to being a full-time member.

You can find out more about the Newcomers Club of Greater Huntsville here.

About the author


Jessie Harbin

Jessie is a newlywed living in Meridianville with her husband and three dogs. She's learning to sail on their 26-foot sailboat in Guntersville. At the time of publication, nobody has fallen ill because of her cooking.

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