PROBUS Club of Port Perry
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 account should you wish to set up a virtual meeting, and it has no time restraints! Just contact Tim Casey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 905-985-3991 to use it. We are here to help should you want to try a meeting virtually!
Join our Hiking Coordinator Bill Morrison as he explores hiking in Durham Region and beyond
CURRENT INTEREST GROUP UPDATES
ACTING FOR FUN
Evelyn McKenzie: 905-432-4948
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
This open studio art group meets on alternating Thursdays (2x's a month) at 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. at the Hope Church in Prince Albert. The members work on their art interest in a variety of art media (acrylic, watercolour and oil paint, clay, and wood). Coming together with others has served to spend more time on our art, as well as enjoy the socializing that has come from this shared time.
CREATE AND CHAT
Joyce Bagley: 905-985-8064
We're hoping to connect with all sorts of creative people with a monthly meet-up. Sharing one's passion for arts and crafts, conversing and having a good time! Crafters are invited to meet at 1 pm on the third Wednesday of the month to chat, have some refreshments and work on their arts and/or crafts. We are looking for some new crafty members to join us. Our next meet-up will be on March 15 at 1 p.m. Please contact Joyce for details and address particulars.
We have a couple members interested in re-starting this group but a couple more would be great! Pre-covid, the group met at different venues – urban & rural settings – took photos trying out different camera settings/lenses, etc. and later assisted eachother with examining/improving upon their results. If you’d like to try it out, please contact email@example.com
BID EUCHRE – AFTERNOON
Ann Berube: 905-985-7102
We play Bid Euchre on alternate Friday afternoons, group members taking turns hosting in their own homes. Games are followed by “afternoon tea/coffee” and socializing. If you would like to learn to play and join this group, please telephone or email.
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
We finally have enough people for this group. We haven’t set a particular day of the week yet, but the preference seems to be playing at 1pm biweekly or monthly (that's still being decided too).
Donna Faulkner hosted the second game on February 14th. Our next game will be on Thursday, March 9th at Judy Spring’s home. We now have two tables playing.
Please email if you are interested in participating in this group – either regularly or as a spare.
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
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.
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 evening 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
This group rotates hosting in the members' homes. The evening is a mix of starting with card games and then gathering at the end for social chatting and refreshments - always interesting and fun. So far the attendance usually fills three tables, which means our membership has had to cap. However, a list of subs is appreciated as it makes for a more inclusive evening to fill the tables.
BOOK CLUB – THE PAGE TURNERS
We will be focusing on Canadian stories for the next few months. Our book selections will take us to the heart of the Canadian Shield, to the ice fields of Newfoundland and to Mississauga, Ontario.
BOOK CLUB - THE NEXT CHAPTER
Janet Border: 416-659-4491
The Next Chapter book club read and discussed "Women Talking" by Miriam Toews. Our next book is "Demon Copperhead" by Barbara Kingsolver which we will discuss on Friday, March 31 at 10:30.
FOOD & DRINK
THURSDAY BREAKFAST CLUB- Bill Morrison
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
This is a new interest group! Joyce has graciously agreed to Coordinate but is hoping to share the role with someone else. 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 sign up for this group and join us. We'll need numbers each week so we can give the Tim's a heads-up if we have lots of us arriving all at once. Please wear you’re your PROBUS name tag! Also please do not hesitate to contact Joyce if you have any questions or if you'd like to give her a hand coordinating this group.
DINNER – GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER (GWCTD)
Eleven members of GWCTD met at Ciao Bella’s Restaurant on February 18th. This new restaurant was busy and served up yummy food that was enjoyed by all.
We meet the third Saturday of each month.
Our next GWCTD gathering will be Saturday March 18 at 6:00 p.m. at Navarra’s Eatery on Main Street in Uxbridge. Please contact Kim Lendvay (Interest Group Chair) as soon as possible 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.
FOODIES - Interest Group Chair:
This group has been on hiatus since covid but has some great ideas and some interested parties for starting-up again! The group is also looking for a new Coordinator. If you are interested in Foodies group, please contact the Interest Group Chair.
Ruth Cain: 905-410-6030
Lunch group had a fabulous turn out at the fairly new Sandwich Shack in town and enjoyed some really good homemade food. Next lunch is Wednesday March 22nd at 12noon at the Piano Café in Port Perry. The group is now at full capacity so we will start a waiting list.
WINE TASTING I – Jim Adamson 905-773-2878
Our group has taken a pause until April as the majority of our members are off seeking warmer climates and/or grandchildren either south of the border or abroad.
GRAPES OF PourT
Barb Langer: 416-805-9223
Unfortunately, we had to cancel our January tasting, as many members were unable to attend. Everyone is looking forward to the February tasting, to be hosted by Kim Lendvay and Geoff Carpentier.
We are also looking for some new members! Our group meets on the last Thursday of every month at 5:30 pm.
Members take turns hosting. The host(s) select and buy the wines, decide on an optional theme and provide the other members with the details. All the 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, along with good company and lots of laughter. Please contact Barb Langer for more information. Come join us!
LET'S GET PHYSICAL!
Marg Miller and Darla Jemmett
The group met in December to discuss what they want this group to be all about. They are planning to reconvene in the spring. For more information or to join the group, please contact the Co-Coordinators directly.
HIKING WITH BILL
The group has hikes on the first and third Fridays of each month. Contact Bill for more information.
Judy L. Anderson
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.
We are now receiving donated articles for our Port Perry Lawn Bowling Club, Baked Goods and Yard Sale. Let's fill the clubhouse with household items you don't need or use. Are you moving into a smaller condo? Is your garage full of things you don't want to store anymore? Email Judy to arrange a time for you to bring your donations to the clubhouse on Old Simcoe just north of Reach.
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.
SKIING / CANOEING / KAYAKING / BICYCLING
If you’re looking for a buddy to do these activities with, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to connect you with others.
Some members have mentioned they’d like a buddy to go for a gentle walk with. We don’t have a Coordinator yet; so if you’re interested in this Walk-About Town group, please contact the Interest Group Chair and hopefully we can get some folks walking together!
MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT
JAZZ From the City
PROBUS of Port Perry no longer has a Jazz Group. However, many PROBUS members continue to enjoy 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. Please wear you’re your PROBUS name tag! You will see other PROBUS members there.
For more information contact Lynn McDonald, 289-354-1140 email@example.com
Join Lynn’s listings link at http://www.lynnmcdonaldjazz.com/
May 6 - Remembering Moe Koffman at Ascension Church, featuring Jake Koffman, who inherited his grandfather’s alto sax and Bernie Senensky, Piano Legend, who played in Moe’s Quintet.
May 11 - Flamenco/Classical guitarist coming to the Ascension Church.
Many thanks for supporting the arts in Port Perry!
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
Proof of Vaccination and wearing a mask in Town Hall 1873 Theatre are not required at all shows.
Upcoming Shows are:
Resound Choir SONGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME: Saturday March 25th 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm
Grease Apr 14th - 8:00 pm, Apr 15th - 2:00 & 8:00 pm, Apr 16th - 2:00 pm, Apr 20th - 8:00 pm, Apr 21 - 8:00 pm, Apr 22nd - 2:00 & 8:00 pm
These are very entertaining events coming to our local Town Hall. You may also get a deal on tickets for small groups of 4 or 6 people. Plan to have dinner at your favourite restaurant before or after the show!
Call 905-985-8181 for more information or email www.townhalltheatre.ca
PROBUS members who would like to volunteer at any shows should contact Judy.
OTHER NIFTY INTEREST GROUPS
We have capped our group at 12 because of the limitation of our rental room at the library.
If anyone has any interest in joining our group, please email Neil to be added to a “wait list", and in the case of members vacating the group, we can consider adding people accordingly. Depending on continued interest, we will reassess the member numbers in June 2023 as we’re booked at the library’s boardroom till then.
GROUP OF ONES - FORMERLY "SINGLES" GROUP
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.
Port Perry PROBUS Has Talent! Click on the photo below