Happy Anniversary, Nauset Newcomers!

A community organization celebrates its 40th year

Nauset Newcomers is a social and community outreach organization based on the Outer Cape that’s been connecting Cape residents for 40 years. It began in 1977 with a group of six women who wanted to create opportunities for people to get together and form a stronger sense of community. Their husbands joined them, and interest grew community-wide. Today, the organization boasts more than 1,200 members. Activities range from book discussions and woodcarving to kayaking and wine aficionado groups, just to name a few. While the focus is mainly on Lower and Outer Cape residents, Cape Codders from all locales are invited to join.

Its monthly meetings at Wellfleet Cinemas, free and open to the public, typically feature special guests. Last September, the Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater performed a vignette from their East Coast premiere of “Alabama Story,” and a speaker from the U.S. Coast Guard discussed Cape Coast Guard activities and challenges in October. Nauset Newcomers also holds seasonal food and toy drives, donating proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

Meetings run from September through May, and are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Wellfleet Cinemas on Route 6 in Wellfleet. For more information, visit nausetnewcomers.org. –Marina Davalos

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