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Each month we get together around a new(er) movie at one of the local theaters usually followed by a discussion over dinner at a nearby restaurant. Film times are announced about a week prior to screening so events are posted as soon as we have the information. The Coordinator will send an email with event details to all members who have selected Movies as an Interest in their individual Profiles. Members are encouraged to suggest films and venues they prefer.
This group will meet once or twice a month to attend either a wonderful Saturday morning Metropolitan Opera broadcast at the Century Theater in Boulder or a classical music performance at CU Boulder such as our own Boulder Philharmonic, a CU Boulder opera, or a string quartet performance by the renowned Takacs Quartet. We buy our tickets independently and plan to meet before or after the performance, occasionally for dinner or lunch depending on the musical event.
Each month we select a drama, comedy, music, dance, or other performing arts event from the Dairy Arts Center, BDT Stage, Chautauqua, CU Presents, Longmont Theater Company, or other local or even Denver area venue. We hope you join us to explore the wide range of creative and talented people and productions along the Front Range. And be sure to join us for the pre-event dinner which offers a chance to socialize with fellow members.
Daytime book club meets the 4th Monday of the month. Both non-fiction and fiction books are read. Book selections are suggested and chosen by the group. Members volunteer to host and to lead the discussion. A light snack and beverage are provided by the host/hostess.
The evening book club meets the third Thursday of each month, except December. We read 3 nonfiction to 1 fiction book each cycle. We all take turns hosting and we pick our books by voting. It is a very informal discussion and lots of fun. Please join us.
This bi-monthly showing of a critically acclaimed documentary film is held at the Boulder Public Library Main Branch. Each film is followed by an interactive discussion and a happy hour/dinner in the nearby Pearl Street area. Documentary films present factual information woven into a compelling narrative. We select films covering timely topics such as the environment, arts, music, science, history, politics, current events, and economics. Please join us for an informative and engaging evening.
Most BNC members have moved here from other states with different government structures. We would meet for coffee and invite speakers who can educate us on how our government works here in Colorado.
This activity leverages the significant expertise of BNC members. Each month a member makes a presentation to fellow members on a subject about which he/she is passionate. The presentations are uplifting, thought provoking, and/or educational and provide a forum to discuss critical issues, as well as sharing more depth about who we are and what is important to us. We follow with dinner at a nearby restaurant.
BNC Connect! is a monthly happy hour for members who have joined BNC in the last six months. Its purpose is to make new members feel welcome, give them an opportunity to establish new friendships and present pertinent information about the organization including effectively signing up for events and using the website.
Bunko is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. The game is played four to a table and players rotate every three rounds so there are new folks to chat with throughout the evening. Winners are rewarded for highest score, lowest score, most wins, most losses, and most bunkos.
According to a recent study by the Brewer’s Association, Boulder has more than 13 breweries for every 100,000 of its citizens, which amounts to more breweries per capita than any other city in the U.S. In recent years, more than a dozen distilleries have also opened in Boulder County. This means that the Craft Beer and Spirit Tasting Group, which meets monthly at a local brewery or distillery, will be kept busy. At each gathering we sample the wares, share our experiences with friends, and learn about the brewing or distilling processes and the impact of the industry on the community.
One night each month we reserve a few tables at a Boulder area restaurant so we can share an evening of fine food, drinks and friendship. The venues and menus vary but they always offer a wide variety of choices to suit most culinary preferences and budgets. Each individual or couple receive their own check. There are no fees to sign up.
Mah Jong is a game of both skill and luck that originated in China and was brought to the West in the 1920’s. We are beginners to intermediate players playing American Mah Jong with tables of 4.
Everyone loves a great potluck get-together! The BNC Member Mingle is just that. Held on the second Saturday of each month, it is an opportunity to meet and mingle with other new and not-so-new BNCers in a casual and festive setting. Everyone brings a dish (based on the evening's theme) to share, along with their own BYOB libation. Approximately 25-40 members attend the monthly Member Mingle which is held in a member's home or HOA Clubhouse.
Wine tastings occur once a month, usually at a member's residence. Members who attend are asked to bring a bottle of wine or other favorite beverage and an appetizer or dessert to share. These are often related to a theme such as a country or geographical area, a time of year, or some other occasion. This event provides members an opportunity to meet and socialize over good food and drinks.
Girls Night Out! meets once a month at a local establishment to make new girlfriends and strengthen established friendships over happy hour drinks and food. It's a casual get together with just the women in the club who enjoy a smaller group setting to get to know one another.
The Coordinator will send details about the friendly no-drop monthly rides to members who select Cycling as an Interest in their individual Profile. Safety and fun are the priority, not speed or big hills. Routes are on bike paths and bike lanes, typically 15-30 miles.
With 300+ days of sunshine a year and an abundance of golf courses, Boulder offers an array of opportunities for golfers. Each month, BNC schedules both an eighteen hole and nine hole golf event to allow newcomers to experience one of Boulder’s excellent golf courses. The emphasis is on having a good time, and getting to know other members, as we share our love of golf and the outdoors. Please select Golf as an Interest in your individual Profile if you wish to receive emails with event details which may not be posted to the Calendar.
Each month the BNC takes advantage of the fantastic array of hiking opportunities available in the greater Boulder area, from local favorites such as Chautauqua and Sanitas to the Indian Peaks Wilderness, Rocky Mountain National Park, Golden Gate Park and many in-between. Hikes vary in length, elevation gain and difficulty; however the leaders provide specific details so members can determine if a given route suits their fitness level. The goal is to make most of the hikes accessible for most of the active members. Please select Hiking as an Interest in your individual Profile if you wish to receive updates and details on hikes which may not be posted to the Calendar.
Pilot Programs & Gadabouts
Pilot programs are new member-initiated activities that are being tested out. If an activity has sufficient support from the BNC membership to sustain it, it will then be promoted to a full-fledged BNC event.
Gadabouts are "one-off" events that a member suggests and coordinates. They include visits to scientific and educational venues as well as social excursions to interesting places. There is really no limit here.
Please contact the Activity Director (see the Administrative Directory) if you have an idea for a new activity you think other members might like.
Member sponsored, planned one-off activities such as nature tours or museum visits.
Guys meet at Boulder Beer on Walnut for food, craft beer and socializing. The gathering is informal - and on Thursdays, Boulder Beer will fill any beer stein up to 1 liter for only $5.00! So, bring a big stein and come make new friends and build relationships with other guys in BNC.
Bunko is a social dice game involving 100% luck and no skill. It's a fabulous way to "break the ice" and meet people. The object of the game is to accumulate points and to roll certain combinations. The game is played four to a table and players rotate every three rounds so there are new folks to chat with throughout the evening. Winners are rewarded for most wins, most losses, most baby bunkos and most grand bunkos. Please note that you MUST REGISTER AS A COUPLE if you sign-up for this event.
Taste of BNC involves the sharing and cooking of an all-time flaming favorite BNC recipe (provided by the host/hostess). Appetizers, soups, entrees, baked goods and mixed drinks are a few of the options included. Classes are hands-on or demonstration, at the discretion of the host/hostess.