Interest Groups

Hiking group
Hiking group

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Golden Girls Cast July 2022
Golden Girls Cast July 2022

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GWCTD - Ocala Orchards Winery
GWCTD - Ocala Orchards Winery

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Hiking group
Hiking group

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1/21

NEW INTEREST GROUP OPPORTUNITIES

If you would like to coordinate a new remote group or shared experience, please let us know at interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com.

Our club has a corporate account should you wish to set up a virtual meeting, and it has no time restraints! Just contact Tim Casey at president.portperryprobus@gmail.com or 905-985-3991 to use it. We are here to help should you want to try a meeting virtually!

 

Hiking with Bill

Join our Hiking Coordinator Bill Morrison as he explores hiking in Durham Region and beyond 

CURRENT INTEREST GROUP UPDATES

FEELING CREATIVE?

 

ACTING FOR FUN

Evelyn McKenzie: 905-432-4948

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Hopefully you were able to see our play on July 19th, we had rehearsed it right through COVID via Zoom since we couldn't get together. It was decided that we will resume in September 2023.

ART - PROBUS OPEN STUDIO

Margaret Adamson: 905-773-2878

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This group has resumed on September 8th (1 p.m.- 4 p.m.); and will continue until December 8th at Hope Church. A schedule has been set up to be every other/alternating Thursday(s). As at previous General PROBUS Christmas meetings, this group will again prepare to exhibit some of their artwork.

CREATE AND CHAT 

Joyce Bagley:  905-985-8064

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ON HOLD UNTIL THE NEW YEAR.  Whether it’s knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, quilting, jewelry making, painting, etc., crafters are invited to meet at 1 pm on the third Wednesday of the month to chat, have some refreshments  and work on their crafts. We are looking for new crafty members to join us. We will be meeting on the third Wednesday of each month at 1pm. Our next meet-up will be on January 18, 2023 at 1 p.m. Please contact Joyce for details.

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP

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We are presently looking for more members prior to restarting this group. Please contact interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

 

LET'S PLAY!

BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON 

Ann Berube: 905-985-7102

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We play on alternate Friday afternoons, group members taking turns hosting in their own homes. Games are followed by “afternoon tea/coffee” and socializing. We are looking for two new, eager members to join this group. If you don’t know how to play Bid euchre, but would like to learn, come out and try the game (and the group!). For more information, please email.

BOARD GAMES - 

Bill Morrison: 905-985-2624

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 For more information or to sign up, please contact Bill directly.

BOWLING FOR FUN

Ann Skinner: 905-982-8865

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Bowling for Fun will resume playing at Neb's Fun World on Wednesday 16th November at 12:45 pm. Cost will be $15.00 for two games and includes shoe rental. If you are interested in signing up for Bowling for Fun, do so now!  All sign ups must be received by Friday 4th November. Come and join in the fun!  To sign up, please contact Ann directly.

BRIDGE

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We have started a waiting list for this group. Once we have enough people we’ll start-up. We are also in need of a Coordinator! Please email if you are interested in participating in this group.

CRIBBAGE

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We don’t have anyone on a wait list yet for this group. Once we have enough people we’ll start-up. We are also in need of a Coordinator! Please email if you are interested in participating in this group.

 

DARTS FOR FUN

John Leahyy: 905-982-2695 and Ken Crossley

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Every Tuesday 2:15 p.m. - 4:30pm at the Legion Branch 419, 484 Bay St. Port Perry. Everyone is welcome, no Legion membership required. This is not a league, we just play for fun. Masking is not required in the Legion unless it's your personal preference.

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EUCHRE – AFTERNOON

Ann Berube: 905-985-7102 

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Regular euchre is played on alternate Friday afternoons, group members taking turns hosting in their homes. We play six or seven games and then adjourn for refreshments and socializing. We are looking for two more group members. If you would like to learn more about joining the group, please telephone or email.

EUCHRE – EVENING

Margaret Adamson: 905-773-2878

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The evening euchre group will meet again on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00 p.m. A schedule of rotating hostesses/hosts has been set up until January 24th. At this point, we have had to cap the number of members. However, this group is happy to welcome subs, who help to even off tables of 4 players. Anyone interested in subbing, please contact the coordinator to be put on a list. Always a relaxed, enjoyable evening.

 

BOOK CLUBS

BOOK CLUB – THE PAGE TURNERS 

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After our break with everyone travelling near and far, this month we met to discuss “Front-Wave Boomers, Growing (Very) Old, Staying Connected and Reimagining Aging”. Author Gillian Ranson’s research gives a voice to aging and the future we may find in our senior years. We all agreed that Ranson’s book is a valuable conversation starter about what we can do as individuals and as communities to prepare for the years ahead. 
 

BOOK CLUB - THE NEXT CHAPTER

Janet Border: 416-659-4491 

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The Next Chapter met at the end of October at a member’s home to discuss Téa Obreht’s “The Tiger’s Wife”. It's so nice to be together like that where we can trash-talk discuss a book in a comfortable setting! At the beginning of the discussion, it was quite obvious that people didn't care much for the book - mostly because of the convoluted structure of it. There was general agreement that the storylines were difficult to follow, and there were so many of them (!!). We did try to analyze it through its themes of war, storytelling, family, myth and grief. Our overall rating changed after the discussion, but it still wasn’t a favourite!

On November 25, we will be discussing “We Should Not be Afraid of the Sky” by Emma Hooper.

FOOD & DRINK

THURSDAY BREAKFAST CLUB- Bill Morrison         

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The Thursday breakfast group has restarted and are meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month. This group is currently FULL. Bill already has a waiting list on-the-go. Please contact Bill for more information or to be put on the waiting list.

COFFEE AND CHAT

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This group is in need of a Coordinator and would like to meet on the same day every week at Tim Horton’s in Port Perry. If interested, email the interest group chair.

DINNER – GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (GWCTD)

Kim Lendvay

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Eight members of the GWCTD group met at Bella Notte in Whitby. Many of our members are away travelling now, hopefully they’ll be back in time for next month’s dinner. The food and service at Bella Notte was great as always!

 

We meet the third Saturday of the month.

 

Our next GWCTD gathering will be Saturday November 19 at 6 p.m., when we will be dining at Castle John’s in Port Perry (in the Food Basics plaza).

Please contact Kim Lendvay (Interest Group Chair) as soon as possible if you’d like to join us. interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

DINNER OUT – THURSDAYS

Marg Miller

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Nineteen members met on October 6th at The Brock House in Whitby. We enjoyed good food and good conversation with our fellow PROBUS members; and our waiter was great! We also had some new members attend! We meet the 1st Thursday of the month. Please contact the Coordinator if you’d like to join us.

FOODIES - Interest Group Chair:

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This group is currently FULL. They plan to resume meeting in the fall. If you are interested in a Foodies group, please contact the Interest Group Chair to be added to a waiting list; and when we get enough members we can start-up a new group.

LUNCH GROUP  

Ruth Cain: 905-410-6030

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Lunch group is remaining on the 4th Wed of the month.

 

Lunch group had a great turnout at the Urban Pantry in downtown Uxbridge. We had two new members join us and we had a wonderful meal and some great conversations. This month’s lunch will be on November 23rd, location still to be determined

LUNCH MEETUP

(After monthly meeting) contact interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

WINE TASTING I – Jim Adamson 905-773-2878 

Our group is set to resume our wine tastings now that a number of members have returned from late summer / early fall vacation breaks.

GRAPES OF PourT

Barb Langer: 416-805-9223  

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The Grapes of PourT wine group met on October 27, hosted at Dan & Barb Langer's home in Lindsay. The theme was aptly named "Oktoberfest". We enjoyed 6 wines from Germany and Alsace. Tradition holds that Roman Emperor Probus introduced winemaking to the region in about 280 A.D. and it has only improved over the ages. German wine, once thought to be too sweet, (think "Blue Nun") has branched out into various forms of winemaking and varietals.

 

We started with a German white burgundy, Sternenglanz Weissburgunder Trocken, paired with the currywurst and beer/soft cheese appetizers. Next up was a Baden Konigschaffhauser Vulkanfelsen Pinot Gris, produced from a single vineyard on the steep slope of an extinct volcano. Our group agreed that this wine tasted better with the pairing of cabbage and sausage soup than on its' own. Our third wine was - yes - Black Tower Dornfelder Pinot Noir Pfalz, served slightly chilled. Many of our group was not aware that Black Tower even made red wine. Very tasty!

 

Next was a Riesling called Nett Glaube Liebe Hoffnung, meaning Faith, Love and Hope in German. We enjoyed this wine with our main course of pork schnitzel, Rotkohl (German red cabbage) and potato pancakes. Another Riesling, this time from Maison Willm in Alsace, was also enjoyed with our main course. Dan explained the history of the Alsace region, including how the region changed hands 6 times over the centuries.

 

Finally, we complemented our delicious apple dessert with another Alsace wine, this time a sparkling Wolfberger Crémant D’Alsace. This wine was a definite hit with the group!

 

It was a lovely evening and we are all looking forward to our next tasting adventure on November 24, to be hosted by the "Wine Spouse" duo of Jane Vollick and Janet Broder!

LET'S GET PHYSICAL!

BLOOMERS

Marg Miller and Darla Jemmett

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Great news - Bloomers Group have new Co-Coordinators! Stay tuned to hear about a Christmas Workshop planned for November. For more information or to join the group, please contact the Co-Coordinators directly.

GOLF

If you’re looking for a buddy to play golf with, contact: interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

 and we’ll try to connect you with others.

HIKING WITH BILL

Bill Morrison 

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The group has hikes on the first and third Fridays of each month. Contact Bill for more information.

LAWN BOWLING

Judy Anderson 

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The Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club has closed for the winter. If you would like to Give It a Try please contact Judy and she will organize a group to learn to play and to practise this sport next Spring. All you need is flat-soled shoes. If you are interested in Short Mat bowling at the Latcham Centre or Indoor Carpet Bowling in Markham  this Winter please contact Judy.

PICKLEBALL GROUP

Joanne Nixon and Melba Tenthoray   

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This is a new group and we have two new PROBUS members who are sharing the Coordinator position! Several members have already signed up! If you’re interested, please contact Joanne or Melba and they will send you the information on where and when to meet to play.

SKIING / CANOEING / KAYAKING / BICYCLING

If you’re looking for a buddy to do these activities with, contact interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com and we’ll try to connect you with others.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

JAZZ From the City

PROBUS of Port Perry no longer has a Jazz Group. However, many PROBUS members have enjoyed our Wednesday Matinees at Jester’s Court in the Listening Room upstairs. This is perfect for those who chose not to drive into Toronto to hear top rate groups. You will see some PROBUS members there.

Nov 9. From The Jazz Bistro, Ted Quinlan Guitar Trio.

Nov 23 Jazz FM’s DJ Laura Fernandez from Cafe Latino sings Sambas and Bossa Nova with Alexander Brown on trumpet, Don Naduriak pianist.

For more information contact Lynn McDonald, 289-354-1140 lynn@lynnmcdonaldjazz.com  $30

MOVIE GROUP

Denise Throp 

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Cinemas are now open at 100% capacity. The Scugog library is now showing live movies again. Kanopy movies can be streamed from Ajax and Lindsay libraries. 

TOWN HALL THEATRE 

Judy L. Anderson 

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SCSMusicals is producing 'A Holiday Cabaret’ on Dec. 2, 3 and 4. Proof of Vaccination and wearing a mask in Town Hall 1873 Theatre are not required at all shows.

 

Call 905-985-8181 for more information or email www.townhalltheatre.ca

Probus members who would like to volunteer at any of these shows should contact Judy.

OTHER NIFTY INTEREST GROUPS

CURRENT EVENTS

COORDINATOR NEEDED!

 interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

GENEALOGY

Neil Kilmartin

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We now have at least 11 members who plan on participating, and in the next few weeks we will have our first meeting! There are people with a variety of skills in this group, so feel free to join us, regardless of your experience in  family history. Anyone interested in joining us, contact Neil via email and he will add you to the list.

SINGLES' GROUP

Denise or Cathy  

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The purpose of the singles’ group is to facilitate alliances between PROBUS of Port Perry members who would like to participate in some activity with one or more other members. You do not have to be single to join the singles’ group – it is a group of individuals as opposed to couples. Denise and Cathy maintain the singles’ group member list which is shared amongst all members of the group, however any member of the group may post a suggested activity and invite other members of the group to join them in that activity. The member posting the activity would also be responsible for coordinating the activity with the members who expressed an interest in joining them to do something. Two members had lunch in Port Hope followed by seeing a performance of 9 to 5: The Musical. Several members saw Andre Rieu's latest concert at the cinema.

Several members went to see Love, Loss and What I Wore at the Town Hall Theatre; two members went to see the Markham Concert Band, and enjoyed lunch at Annina's in Goodwood beforehand.

Acting for Fun Salt and the Hot Peppers
Christmas Show
Sunrise on Scugog
Euchre group party
cribbage fun
book club
GWCTD - Ocala Orchards Winery
Guess Who is Coming to Dinner
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Wine Tasting Group - October pick Relax
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Grapes of PourT
bowling for fun
Hiking group
town hall theatre

Port Perry PROBUS Has Talent! Click on the photo below

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