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Social Events!

Check out what our Social Committee has in store for you! They work tirelessly to bring us interesting and informative tours and events. They also feature a monthly lunch gathering to bring members together. Review what is currently in store, make your reservation (if needed), and enjoy the company of other New Frontiers members.

Interesting Tours

Our Social Committee seeks out interesting and unique places to visit around the Phoenix Metropolitan area. If there is a place of interest you care to share, please contact the Social Committee.

Soleri Bell Foundry

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 11 am (rescheduled)


A visit to the Cosanti Bronze Foundry is a bit like stepping back into the 1960s. According to the Cosanti website, the foundry, in Paradise Valley, Ariz., is the residence and sculpture studio of Italian-American artist Paolo Soleri and his staff. Soleri (later joined by his students) began work on the experimental buildings in the mid-1950s.

Please see the flyer for additional important information.

Some of the paths are not paved and are uneven so it may be a little hard for people with canes. There is a charge of $15.00 per person (make the checks out to Helen Dodds.) The deadline is Jan 9, 2020 and needs to be sent to:

Helen Dodds `
PO Box 2435
Gilbert, AZ 85299

If you have any question please contact Helen Dodds at 480-821-4727 or Please remember to wear your name badge.

Soleri Bell Foundry, 6433 E. Doubletree Ranch Rd, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Google Map


Wednesday, February 19,, 2020 @ 11:00 am.

Arrive at 10:30 AM to purchase tickets

Tickets are $7.50 with Student ID, $15 otherwise


It includes
-Grand Procession: Contemporary Plains Indian Dolls from the Charles and Valerie Diker Collection
-Around The World:
-Through The Lens Of Barry Goldwater

No water bottles or back pack allowed. These items can be stored for free in lockers.

Possibility to have lunch at the Courtyard Cafe with the NF group or independently.

Possibility to continue the visit after lunch. 
Current interesting exhibit: Away From Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories.

Contact Person: Margaret Beikman 602-615-1008 or Deadline for the Tour and Lunch is  Monday, February 17 2020

Those wishing to ride the light-rail need to meet at the Mesa Drive and Main St. station no later than 9:15 am.

Remember to wear your name badge.

Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 Map

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"Out-to-Lunch Bunch"

The "Out to Lunch Bunch" generally meets for lunch on the 2nd Friday of the month. Meeting times and locations are subject to change. Please check back frequently.

It is required that you make your reservations to the contact person by noon the day before the luncheon.

December Holiday Party
Thursday, December 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am

Mesa Country Club
660 W. Fairway Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201

Entrée Selections (choose one)

  1. Sliced Tenderloin in Bordelaise Sauce
  2. Grilled Salmon with dill sauce on the side
  3. Chicken Marsala
  4. Vegetable Lasagna

This year’s menu includes:  Garden salad, with choice of ranch or balsamic dressing, cheddar scalloped potatoes, green beans almandine, house made rolls with sweet cream butter. For dessert: White Chocolate mousse with raspberry puree. Coffee, tea and lemonade will be served though the entire event.

Canned/packaged food donations are requested and again this year will be donated to MCC’s Food Pantry (for students).  Our thanks again to Janice Overdorff for donating two of her handmade quilts for a raffle with proceeds going to the United Food Bank. Raffle tickets are $3 each or 4/$10. Our program will conclude with a few door prize drawings.

To reserve your seat, please mail a check made payable to: Mesa Community College to Lois Schaffer 2051 E. Laguna Dr. Tempe, AZ 85282.  On the “Memo” line print your entrée choice(s): beef, salmon, chicken, or lasagna. If you are bringing a guest, include their name and meal choice. All payments received will be confirmed by phone or email. If you don’t get a call or email, Lois hasn’t received your money.

Checks must be received by December 1st. Reservations made after the close date will cost an additional $5.00 per person.

Cost for members is $22.00, guests $35.00 (one guest per member). A portion of members’ meal is subsidized by NFLL.

Please see the holiday flyer for additional information

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