​Interest Groups 

An important message regarding the

Port Perry PROBUS Proof of Vaccination Policy

Hiking group
Hiking group

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foodies
foodies

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Bid & Regular Euchre 2019 Holiday Pot Luck Party
Bid & Regular Euchre 2019 Holiday Pot Luck Party

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Hiking group
Hiking group

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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.

 

Remote Group Get Togethers:

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!

CURRENT INTEREST GROUP UPDATES

NOTE NEW PROCEDURE in first contacting a coordinator regarding joining a group. Due to phishing concerns and having personal emails accessible to the public - if you wish to join or get more information on an Interest Group listed below, please email interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com and your contact information and questions will be forwarded to the applicable coordinator for that group and they will contact you.

WE’RE STARTING A NEW BOOK CLUB AND A WINE INTEREST GROUP

Like to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine?  Well, we can help you do that – just not at the same time. 

 

BOOK CLUB  -  The Page Turners Book Club is currently full, and we’ve had some enquiries about whether we can start another book club.  We have an experienced coordinator ready to go – so now we just need to know who would like to join in.  Book clubs are particularly great for that long cold winter season.  If you’re not sure, just give us a call or email to get more information.  Call Marg at 226-229-9073  or email interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

WINE TASTING INTEREST GROUP  -  Our current Wine Tasting Group is full as well, and it had a fun time this last year at in-person and Zoom tastings and  Zoom wine adventures.  We regularly get questions about starting a new wine tasting group.  So here’s your chance.  We have a few people interested and just need a few more to make it viable.   Give us a call or email if you’re possibly interested.  Call Tim at 905-985-3991  or email: Interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

GROUPS REQUIRING A COORDINATOR

 

Keeping our interest groups going can provide an outlet for sharing like interests. Please consider volunteering for one of these groups needing a coordinator:

1. Breakfast Club


2. Bridge - Beginner/Intermediate

 

3. Create and Chat - If you are interested in anything crafty, and having wonderful conversations while doing them, consider heading up this group.

 

4. Cribbage - Thursday afternoons.

 

5. Euchre - The Table Talkers - Afternoon

 

6. Gardening - Bloomers

7. Jazz - Coordinator required once Jazz nights resume at Jester’s Court.

 

8. Lunch Bunch

9. Model Boats - A great hobby where like minded people can share tips and advice.

Hiking with Bill

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

ACTIVE GROUPS

ACTING FOR FUN - Evelyn McKenzie at interest.portperrryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-2587

The Acting For Fun Interest Group is continuing to practice our lines for a show we are looking forward to performing for the PROBUS group hopefully when we re-open.

ART - PROBUS OPEN STUDIO Margaret Adamson 

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 905-773-2878

Since this group is all fully vaccinated and well within the regulated number, we are planning on a reunion/luncheon in November. At this time, we will discuss some reorganizing strategies to move forward in the new year.  As before, we will be looking towards new members when we know what we can do and where we will be.

 

BOOK CLUB – THE PAGE TURNERS Kathy McLeod

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Our group gave top marks to this month’s book, “The Room On Rue Amelie”.  The novel takes place in Paris during WWII.  An American woman, a young Jewish girl and a British pilot are the central characters of the story.  Author Kristin Harmel has written a page turning story of love, courage and suspense.  A must read for fans of “The Nightingale”, “All The Light We Cannot See” and “Lilac Girls”.

NEW BOOK CLUB - Marg Miller interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 226-229-0973

The Page Turners Book Club is currently full, and we’ve had some enquiries about whether we can start another book club. We have an experienced coordinator ready to go – so now we just need to know who would like to join in. Book clubs are particularly great for that long cold winter season. If you’re not sure, just give us a call or email to get more information. Call Marg Miller at 226-229-9073 or email interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

DARTS FOR FUN - John Leahy: 905-982-2695 Ken Crossley: 705-786-1707

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

We will be resume our darts at the Legion started on November 9th. Legion rules require that when actually throwing your darts, you must wear a mask. After throwing your darts you must return to a table and remain seated at the table.......ie we will not be standing around as usual in the dart room. While seated at a table you can remove your mask . Going to the bar or washroom your mask must be worn.

THURSDAY DINNER OUT – Marg Miller: 226-229-9073 interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Last Month we met at Slab Town Cider Company and enjoyed the day with our dinner out friends on the patio.  It was decided that we were ready to move to indoor dining at favourable venues.    We will be meeting on Thursday, November 25th at 5:30 at Bistro ’67.  This is the W. Galen Weston Centre for Food, second floor, Durham College, Whitby campus.  The address of the venue is 1604 Champlain Ave, Whitby, ON.  If you are interested in joining us, please email or phone Marg Miller to book a chair at the table.

BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON - Ann Berube 905-985-7102

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

We are back to playing regular euchre every two weeks in each other’s homes, on Friday afternoons. Feeling almost normal again is very enjoyable. If you would like to try playing with us occasionally as a Spare, please telephone or email. 

EUCHRE – AFTERNOON Ann Berube 905-985-7102 interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 

 

We have enjoyed returning to our games every second Friday. The old brains are challenged and we have fun, and snacks, in each other’s homes. If you would like to try Bid euchre, and join the group as a Spare, please email or give us a call.

 EUCHRE – EVENING Margaret Adamson: 905-773-2878 interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

 

Given the need to use cards, which are handled and passed around a table setting in our homes, this group has decided to wait and see when we can safely resume in-person gatherings. Perhaps once the winter weather returns, we may consider returning to playing in person.

GENEALOGY – Neil Kilmartin interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com 289-388-8039

Anyone is welcome to contact me by any way you’re comfortable with, though email is my preferred method of communication. Hopefully, we’ll get this challenging time of our lives behind us soon enough, and I look forward to us getting together as a group.

 

GARDENING - BLOOMERS

 

We have missed meeting as a group over the last year and would like to revive this group.  We will be making a Christmas decoration of your choice:  a wreath, urn, center piece, etc.  Please bring your supplies for a fun filled afternoon of creating a masterpiece.  Please feel welcome to join this group as a new member.   Let Marg Miller know by phone or email  if you plan to attend this event at her home, 23 Lakeview Dr, Port Perry on Wednesday, November 24th at 1:00 p.m.  We are looking for a coordinator to head up this group.

HIKING - Bill Morrison interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

 

The group has hikes on the first and third Friday's of each month.  The next outings are planned for November 19 and  December 3. Contact Bill Morrison at interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com for more information. Have a look at our Hiking with Bill page!

LAWN BOWLING Judy Anderson interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Outdoor lawn bowling is finished for this year. Other carpet bowling options are available throughout the winter. If you are interested in Short Mat bowling at the Latcham Centre or Indoor Carpet Bowling in Markham please contact Judy.

 

LUNCH BUNCH

 

We will be meeting for lunch on Wednesday, December 1st at 1;30 p.m.  Please note this new time.  We will be at the Piano Café and they have decided that group reservations are taken for 1:30 as they can then serve the local people coming in during their lunch breaks.  We will also not be rushed out and I know we have much to catch up on.  The Piano Café is located in Port Perry at 217 Queen Street.  We are also looking for a coordinator to continue this great group.

MOVIE GROUP – Denise Throp interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Movie theatres are now open. Kanopy movies can be streamed from Ajax and Lindsay libraries. The Scugog library is now showing live movies - The Father will be playing on November 4 and 18 at 6:30. Virtual zoom film discussion from the Scugog library on November 23 at 2:00 p.m - Meditation Park.  

 

PHOTOGRAPHY GROUP interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Nothing is happening with the photography group, yet, but with controls slowly being loosened, we may get together before the year is out.

SINGLES' GROUP - Denise Throp & Cathy Jeffrey 

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

The purpose of the singles’ group is to facilitate alliances between individual Port Perry Probus 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 Throp and Cathy Jeffrey 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.

TOWN HALL THEATRE  - Judy L. Anderson interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-4257

The Little Mermaid finally opens on November 26 with most of the original cast ready to perform. Some new faces have joined to complete this Scugog Choral Society (SCSMusicals) production. Call the box office 905-985-8181 to book your ticket or email info@townhalltheatre.ca. This show has something for all ages with lyrical songs such as “A Whole New World” and lively dancing in “Under The Sea”

WINE TASTING I – Jim Adamson at interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-773-2878

 

Hosting our wine group on Friday, November 19th is Bill and Mary Morrison.  They will be returning from their visit to British Columbia where they visited their son and family.  They met their first grandchild, Theo Alexander!  Due to travelling, this meeting will be by Zoom.  The wine we will taste will be from British Columbia.

NEW WINE CLUB - Our current Wine Tasting Group is full as well, and it’s had a fun time this last year at in-person and ZOOM tastings and ZOOM wine adventures. We regularly get questions about starting a new wine tasting group. So here’s your chance. We have a few people interested and just need a few more to make it viable. Give us a call or email if you’re possibly interested. Call Tim at 905-985-3991 or email: Interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

Acting for Fun Salt and the Hot Peppers
Christmas Show
book club
Table Talkers Euchre - with Ken, Pat, No
Foodies Peach Cobbler.jpg
Koi Pond 2
Bid & Regular Euchre 2019 Holiday Pot Lu
Hiking group
Wine Tasting Group - October pick Relax

The following interest groups have suspended operations during the COVID-19 crisis.

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

Carole Matthews

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-982-2702

JAZZ

Coordinator Needed

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.coM

LAWN BOWLING

Dennis Bayley 

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

289-989-0178

LUNCH MEETUP (after monthly meeting)

Melodie Scott interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

MODEL BOATS

Coordinator Needed

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY

Contact: interest.portperryprobus@gmail.zcom

TRAVEL

Judy Spring

Contact: interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-447-4557

BOARD GAMES

Bill Morrison

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

905-985-2624

 

BOWLING FOR FUN

Pat McDougall

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

BREAKFAST CLUB

**** Update

The Thursday Breakfast Club will henceforth just be called "The Breakfast Club".

Mary-Anne Unwin

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

BRIDGE - Beginner/Intermediate 

Coordinator Needed!

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

CREATE AND CHAT - If you are interested in anything crafty, and having wonderful conversations while doing them, consider heading up this group.

Coordinator Needed!

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

CRIBBAGE

coordinator Needed! interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

CURRENT EVENTS

Coordinator Needed!

interest.portperryprobus@gmail.com

 

Please stay tuned because some of the groups might be looking at ways to start up as we move towards re-opening.

Port Perry PROBUS Has Talent! Click on the photo below

Art Group