Adventures in Dining

Enjoy gourmet cuisine at Asheville's best locally-owned restaurants with  ANF friends  at dinner time (or lunch in winter). Our choices include Rhubarb, Curate, Red Ginger, Sierra Nevada, Posana Cafe, Chiesa, Red Stag Grill, The Junction, Smoky Park Supper Club and many other restaurants recommended by our members where locally grown fresh vegetables and meat products are served by the best chefs in Asheville.

Adventures in Dining is presently suspended due to COVID-19

Please call Sheila Clapp  (919) 525-5879 or Flo Byron at (828) 289-5649, or email Sheila if you have questions.

Movie Group
The Movie Group meets monthly to see a movie and discuss it afterwards at a convenient coffee shop.
Viewing is currently suspended due to COVID-19. 

Asheville Symphony

Members of Asheville New Friends are eligible for reduced rates (15%) for subscriptions for the full seven-concert season of the Asheville Symphony Orchestra beginning each September. Because of  uncertainties in the concert season due to COVID-19, this program will not be available in 2020. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please call Jan Van Ess at 828-658-9899 or email Jan

For more about the Symphony, contact the Asheville Symphony box office at (828) 254-7046, for a brochure with information about seating areas and prices, or visit their we


Book Clubs

The Midday Lunch Book Club has been temporarily suspended.

The Afternoon Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm via ZOOM. Books to be read are recommended by members. Suzanne Lunsford is the leader and she can be reached at (561) 568-1698.

The Thursday Afternoon Book Club meets monthly at 2:30pm  at a member's home, but is suspended due to COVID-19.  For more information please contact Ruth Christie at (828) 232-2883



Investment Club

Get together with us to learn and talk about stocks. We gather once a month for lunch and discussion. The September meeting will be September 18 at 11:30 at the Asheville Country Club, contingent on the club re-opening. Call Cliff Joslin at (828) 277-3563, for more information.


Bowling Group

Join your ANF friends at Star Lane AMF Bowling, 491 Kenilworth Rd, Asheville.  For more information please call Susan Uda at 516-319-1330.


Bowling is currently suspended due to COVID-19


Special Events

Several times each year Asheville New Friends organizes special events which are announced in The Friendly Courier. Examples include dinners with entertainment, day trips to places like Lake Lure, a trip to the Tryon Equestrian Center, Asheville Tourists baseball,  and many others.  No events are currently planned.

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