Interest Groups

 

In pursuit of Enlightenment, Engagement and Energetic Living, our club has organized a variety of Interest Groups.  Meetings are subject to change. Please consult the Monthly Newsletters and our Calendar page for updates.

 Interest Groups

Book Club: Meets monthly, our new year beginning this year, August 29th and ending with our June meeting when we select books for the coming year. We meet the 4th Monday of the month at 7 PM except January, February and March when we meet at 1:30PM. December is not a discussion group but we do meet for Christmas cheer, goodies and holiday fun. We rotate meetings at homes at homes of those members who graciuosly thought to live in a space with large living rooms. . We read a vareity of genres: fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, biography and memior. Meetings are relaxed, informative and we are always delighted to welcome new members to the group.

Contact: Nan Gray

Christmas Book Delivery to Cape Croker
A few weeks before Christmas, Book club members Donna Elliott, Meran Farmer and Nan Gray drove to Cape Croker to deliver 54 new books written bunnamedy Indigenous authors to the Kikendaasogamig Elementary school.  That translates to just over $1,000.00 worth of books.
From start to finish this project was a delight to develop, work on and successfully complete.  Publishers kindly donated books and some members of our book club bought books to donate as well.
The gratitude expressed by staff and the delight on the students’ faces made this endeavour completely worthwhile and fulfilling.
 wrapped-books

Art Explorers: Meets at variable dates and times. The focus is on the local public art gallery: Tom Thomson Art Gallery. Attendees find education and inspiration in the sharing of information. Open to all members.

Contact :Eleanor Huff or Myrt Henrich

hostess-eleanor-huffdec-art-group

Games Group: Meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 7 PM. Formed in January 2015, the group brings together members who enjoy cards and /or board games with just a dash of competitive spirit. Held in members’ homes. All are welcome.

Contact: Lois Renner, Coordinator

Gardeners’ Group: Meets 3rd Tuesday at 1:30 PM. Members enjoy field trips to area nurseries and tours of members’ gardens. Other meetings are held in members’ homes. All interested in gardening whether experienced or novice are welcome.

Gardeners at Earthbound Gardens in the spring.

 

Contact : Judy Beth Armstrong

Click 2017-18 Gardeners Schedule 2017-18 revised  for details.

Healthy Lifestyle Group: Meets 3rd Wednesday morning at 9:30 AM. An hour of physical activity (walking, snowshoeing) is usually followed by visit to a facility or a discussion session. Those who enjoy mild to moderate activity and learning new things about a Healthy Lifestyle are welcome.

Planning Healthy Lifestyle program at Sauble Beach!

First Healthy Lifestyle gathering at Coffin Ridge in September!

 

Contact: Loreen Cumming

Click Proposed Program for Healthy Lifestyle Group 2017  for details.

 

Issues Group: Meets 4th Thursday at 1:30 PM. The group gathers at homes and discusses important and stimulating topics. Some discussions lead to advocacy action e.g. letter to an editor or deputation to Council or presentation at the General Meeting. Join anytime or all the time.

Contact: Ruth Henderson

Click Issues Schedule for 2017-2018 for details.

 

Yarn Club aka Knitwits : Meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:30. Thread and stories. ( Knitting, crochet, needlepoint, hand sewing, and story telling).

Contact: Shawna Macivor