By Gwen Halstead, Newhall Community Contributor
Newcomers and Friends were fortunate to have Dr. Kimberlyn Jones, Director of Vocal Studies and Opera at Masters’s University as guest speaker at their August luncheon meeting. Held at Knollwood Country Club, she related the history of Opera, anecdotes of its beginning, and examples of arias. Dr. Jones is an internationally known mezzo-soprano who has sung at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
Newcomers and Friends is a social club open to all women in the Santa Clarita Valley who are new to the valley or would like to meet new friends. With 199 members and in their 32nd year, they enjoy monthly luncheons, trips, and activities including Book Clubs, Tea Ladies, Mahjongg, Bunco, Mexican Train Dominoes, Rummikub, Couples Gormet, Bridge, and more. Watch in the Signal Community Calendar on Thursdays for the clubs “Coffee Corner” held the third Thursday of every month at local restaurants for prospective members to learn about the club for fun with friends for life. Visit www.ncandf.