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.


In January we'll dine in a beautifully renovated church building where excellent French comfort food is served.
Join us Thursday, January 16 at 5:30 pm at the Rendezvous Restaurant located at 184 New Haw Creek Road, Asheville, 28805. From Tunnel Road it's across the street from the Best Western Motel at the light.

Please call Flo Byron at (828) 298-5649 no later than January 14 for reservations. 

Movie Group
The Movie Group meets monthly to see a movie and discuss it afterwards at a convenient coffee shop. The next showing is Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 11:55 a.m. at the Biltmore Grande. We will see "Little Women" and afterwards meet at the Hickory Tavern. Email Carol Dintsch  or call 828-279-0912 to be included on the contact list.

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. 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 meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1pm at Post 25 Restaurant, 2155 Hendersonville Road, Arden, (South Asheville). For more information email group leader Barbara Woolmington

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


Investment Club

Get together with us to learn and talk about stocks. We gather once a month for lunch and discussion. The next  meeting  is Friday January 17 at the Asheville Country Club at 11:30am . 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. 


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. 

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