NEW INTEREST GROUP OPPORTUNITIES
If you would like to coordinate a new remote group or shared experience, please let us know at email@example.com.
Our club has a corporate Zoom account should you wish to set up a virtual meeting, and it has no time restraints! Just contact Jim Adamson at firstname.lastname@example.org to use it. We are here to help should you want to try a meeting virtually!
CURRENT INTEREST GROUP UPDATES
ACTING FOR FUN
Evelyn McKenzie: 905-432-4948
It was decided that we will resume in September.
ART - PROBUS OPEN STUDIO
Margaret Adamson: 905-773-2878
This group will start-up on Thursday, September 7th at 1pm to 4pm. As school kids, we look forward to getting back to work and to having fun with other people who enjoy art as a pastime, new hobby or at a personal level acquired over a range of years. This group really is about any member being able to participate at their own pace and using any medium - beginners to more experienced.
CREATE AND CHAT
Joyce Bagley: 905-985-8064
This group’s members have all gone their separate ways so we’re hoping to restart the group with new folks! Hoping to get creative people together with a monthly meet-up sharing one's passion for arts and crafts while conversing/visiting. Please contact the Interest Group chair if you’re interested.
Pre-covid this group met at different venues including both urban & rural settings to take photographs experimenting with different camera settings/lenses, etc. and afterwards would assist each other with examining/improving upon their results.
If you’d like to join us, please contact email@example.com
BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON
Ann Berube: 905-985-7102
Bid Euchre is played on alternate Fridays, approx. 1:00 to 4:15 p.m. Group members (11-14) each take a turn hosting, roughly twice a year. Since everyone can’t play every game, two or three tables are usually set up. We play 6-7 games, then share refreshments and socialize. We are looking for one or two new group members and would be happy to teach anyone who can’t yet play Bid euchre.
BOARD GAMES -
Bill Morrison: 905-985-2624
For more information or to sign up, please contact Bill directly.
BOWLING FOR FUN
Sylvia and Phillip White: 416-627-3421
Bowling for Fun has resumed playing at Neb's Fun World on Wednesdays 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, please contact Sylvia and Phillip directly. Come and join in the fun!
Judy Spring: 905-447-4557
In September, our bridge games are scheduled for Tuesday, September 5th from 1 to 4 at JoAnne Prout's home and on Tuesday, September 26th from 1 to 4 at Judy Anderson's home.
We welcome new members! Please email coordinator if you are interested in playing regularly or as a spare.
Please email if you are interested in participating in this group.
DARTS FOR FUN
John Leahyy: 905-982-2695 and Ken Crossley
Every Tuesday 2pm-4pm at The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 419, 484 Bay St. Port Perry. This is not a league - we just play for fun - everyone is welcome. Legion membership is not required.
EUCHRE – AFTERNOON
Ann Berube: 905-985-7102
A 2023 schedule of rotating hostesses/hosts has been set up until September 26, 2023. Anyone interested in subbing, please contact the coordinator to be put on a list. Always a relaxed, enjoyable afternoon for regular members and for those subbing. Don't worry if you haven't played euchre in years - it comes back with just a quick review and help from each table - as well as with some lucky hands.
EUCHRE – EVENING
Margaret Adamson: 905-773-2878
The evening is a mix of starting with card games and then gathering at the end or at a break time for social chatting and refreshments. So far attendance usually fills three tables, which means our membership has had to cap. However, a list of subs helps make the evening more inclusive.
Next date is Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m.
BOOK CLUB - THE NEXT CHAPTER
Janet Border: 416-659-4491
We had a fabulous, book-ish meeting in August, when we talked about more than 30 books and from those, chose 10 to discuss this season! Our choice for September 22 is Yellowface by R.F. Kuang. We are excited to be discussing this one!
FOOD & DRINK
TUESDAY BREAKFAST CLUB
Jane Sweatman and Lee Baverstock
The Tuesday breakfast group has restarted and are meeting at 9:30 a.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Please contact one of the coordinators for more information.
THURSDAY BREAKFAST CLUB
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
We meet every Monday at 10:00 am at the Tim Hortons 15930 Old Simcoe Road (at the corner of Reach and Old Simcoe). Please contact Joyce if you would like to join us or if you have any questions. Please wear your PROBUS name tag!
DINNER – GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (GWCTD)
16 members of GWCTD met on August 16th at Corrado’s restaurant in Brooklin. It was a lovely summer evening on their patio with delicious food!
We meet on the third Saturday of each month.
Our next GWCTD will be on Saturday September 16th at 6:30 p.m. on the patio at Slabtown Cider Co. in Uxbridge. Please contact the Kim (Interest Group Coordinator) if you’d like to join us.
DINNER OUT – THURSDAYS
We meet the 1st Thursday of the month. Please contact the Coordinator if you’d like to join us.
Ruth Cain: 905-410-6030
This month’s lunch was at Captain George’s Fish and Chips in Port Perry. We had a good turnout and the food was great. Next lunch is on Wednesday September 27th, location to be determined. We are now at full capacity and have a short waiting list.
Catherine Whittle: 416-906-1546
Our next outing is Friday, September 15th at 2pm at Tommy's Country Diner. Please dress for the weather as we will be eating outdoors at picnic tables under umbrellas. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather! We can carpool for this event. When you indicate your interest to attend, please also advise if you can drive, take passengers or if you require a ride.
We’re planning a second foodie outing on Thursday September 28th at 12noon to Tea Grannys & Friends Victorian Tea Experience. It costs $45 pp and is limited to 14 people max. Please let the coordinator know ASAP if you're interested so we can reserve actual numbers. We can carpool for this event. When you indicate your interest to attend, please also advise if you can drive, take passengers or if you require a ride.
WINE TASTING I
Jim Adamson 905-773-2878
Last month's wine tasting featured a collection of wines from Ontario. All were light wines, beginning with a sparkling white (in a champagne flute of course). Next, more light whites, followed by a light red. The evening was capped off with a late harvest white (close to but not quite an ice wine) accompanied by a raspberry parfait. We really had a fun evening filled with delicious food & lots of laughs.
GRAPES OF PourT
Barb Langer: 416-805-9223
Our group enjoyed an evening of "All About Bacon", paired with Jackson-Triggs wines, hosted by Marg & Rod Miller. All the food contained bacon in some form or another and the wines were a variety of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Rosé and Merlot. The Rosé selection was a big hit with everyone! Next tasting is September 28.
Our group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 6pm. Members take turns hosting.
The host(s) decides on a theme and selects & buys the wines. All members share the cost of the wine and everyone brings a dish to the tasting - so we have a ‘pot luck’ style evening of appetizers or dinner. Please contact Barb Langer if you'd like to join us!
LET'S GET PHYSICAL!
There is no 'interest group' per se for golf since many of our members already belong to golf leagues and/or have their own friends they play with regularly. However, if you’re looking for someone to play golf with once in a while, contact us and we’ll try to connect you with others with the same desire.
HIKING WITH BILL
The group has hikes on the first and third Fridays of each month. Contact Bill for more information.
Judy L. Anderson
We bowl at the Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club. If you would like to give it a try, please contact Judy and she will organize a group to learn to learn to play and to practice this sport on Wednesdays at 10:30 am. All you need is flat-soled shoes.
We will bowl until October. If you want to carpet bowl indoors this Winter contact me.
Joanne Nixon and Melba Tenthoray
We play weekly – but on different days and at different times – it depends on when you’re available! If you’re interested, please contact Joanne or Melba and they will send you the information on where and when to meet to play.
We meet Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. at the Scugog St. Tim Hortons. If you’re interested in joining the Walk-About Town group, please contact Dianne and let’s walk together!
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
Two members enjoyed Barbie and one saw Golda.
TOWN HALL THEATRE
Judy L. Anderson
Here are the shows for August and the Fall season at Town Hall 1873 Theatre. Proof of Vaccination and wearing a mask in Town Hall 1873 Theatre are not required. Call 905-985-8181 for more information or see their website at www.townhalltheatre.ca
Coming up at Town Hall 1873 Theatre:
Abbamania - Saturday September 23rd - 7:30 pm
Keith Urban & Garth Brooks Tribute Tour - Saturday September 30th - 8:00 pm
Take It Easy - Eagles Tribute Concert - Saturday October 28th - 8:00 pm
Lennon Live - Love Is Real - Saturday December 16th - 7:30 pm
Town Hall Volunteers help with ushering, food prep, 50/50 and Lift. Let Judy know if you would like to join the team.
OTHER NIFTY INTEREST GROUPS
Are you interested in discussing and finding out what we can do to help us all deal with Climate Change? Looking at how climate change affects our health, the economy, food security, gardening, etc. It really touches on everything we do! There is lots to talk about - especially now with the wild fires and smoke we’ve been dealing with.
If you’re interested in starting a conversation and learning together, please contact the coordinator. Our first meeting is set for Wednesday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
KNOW YOUR ROOTS (Formerly GENEALOGY)
We will be meeting the first Wednesday of each month from 10am to noon in the Scugog Library's Board Room. Our group is currently capped at 12, but at this time we have 1 opening in the group, so if anyone is interested in joining us for the coming year, please contact Neil directly via email. We welcome people with any degree of genealogical experience, right from the newbie to the seasoned family historian. Our focus tends to be on "sharing our individual experiences". Guidance and help in researching is always available.
GROUP OF ONES
Denise and Cathy
Would you be interested in doing something without your partner? If so, why not join the Group of Ones?! The purpose of the Group of Ones group is to facilitate alliances between PROBUS members who would like to participate in some activity with one or more other members. You might be single, or you might have a partner who doesn’t want to go out. Group of Ones is a group of individuals as opposed to couples.
Denise and Cathy maintain the group member list which is shared amongst all group members. Any member may suggest an activity and invite other members of the group to join them. The member proposing the activity would be responsible for coordinating with those who expressed an interest in joining them.
Three members are planning to see Heart of Gold - a Neil Young tribute at the Town Hall Theatre.
Our next meeting will be Monday October 2 at 11am at Colonel Mustard’s.
We meet on the first Monday of each month (except for July and August) to discuss travel tips, experiences, ideas and opportunities. Some of the meetings have presentations from people in the travel industry. If you’re interested, please contact the coordinator.
The group meetings will be on hiatus during the summer. Have a good summer of travel!
Port Perry PROBUS Has Talent! Click on the photo below