December is just around the corner, and our annual Christmas dinner is only 2 weeks away! If you are planning to join us at 1 p.m. on Friday, December 8, we now have a sign-up list on the blackboard of the General Purpose room so that you can indicate what dish you will be contributing.
Rural 60 Plus News
Our craft sale on Saturday, the 18th, was a huge success with lots of vendors and lots of visitors. The raffle of our prize-winning quilt, Celebration Rose, was won by Loretta Larocque from Dryden (lottery lic. 800802). (more…)
Memberships for 2018 are now available, so the next time you're at the Centre, just fill out the renewal form and drop it with your $10 through the office door slot. It's still the best deal you'll get all year!
In addition to the 3 upcoming November events, we now have a December date to mark on your calendar. The annual Christmas dinner will be held on Friday, December 8, at 1 p.m. More details will be posted later this month.
And finally, a reminder that the Centre will be closed for 2 weeks over the holidays, closing at the end of the day Friday, the 22nd, and reopening Monday morning, January 8.
If you are interested in learning how to use a knitting machine, don't miss a presentation by Sherry Hogan on Friday, November 24, from 1 to 3 p.m. She will be doing a demonstration as well--imagine being able to knit a hat in just one hour!
Here's a presentation you won't want to miss! On Friday, November 10, Henry Templeman from the IDA Pharmacy in Kakabeka Falls will be giving a talk at the Centre beginning at 1:30. He will describe the services now available locally including the walk-in clinic, information on drug side effects, proper disposal of old medication, and mobility aids for seniors. His presentation will be followed by a question period and refreshments.
We have another date to mark on your calendar! Our annual Craft Sale will take place on Saturday, November 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At the end of the sale, some lucky ticket holder will win the draw for the Celebration Rose quilt, the prize-winning creation of our quilting group. You still have plenty of time to get your ticket, up to and including the day of the sale (License #M800802). The Centre will open at 9 a.m. that day for vendors to set up. Anyone interested in renting a table for $10 can contact us by phone or email as shown at the top of this page and someone will get back to you. Everyone is invited to drop by to do some early Christmas shopping or visit our bake table. Refreshments will also be sold.
Over 100 people enjoyed the Canada 150 celebration at Rural 60 Plus on Saturday, September 9. The weather cooperated so that visitors could take advantage of the outdoor venue, including a BBQ, a display by the Thunder Bay Vintage Sports Car Club, and entertainment by Crystal River, the trio of Eldon and Donna Kangas and Irvin Heney. Many thanks to MPP Bill Mauro for attending and to the Government of Ontario for funding the event.
Pictured above are Lloyd Hanton, President of Rural 60+, Diane Buchan, Susan MacMaster, MPP Bill Mauro, Sharon Corrigan, and Tina Guzzell. These ladies formed the organizing committee.
Indoor displays were also popular featuring many of the activities that take place at the Centre. (more…)
Congratulations once again to the quilters at Rural 60 Plus! This year's quilt, the Celebration Rose, took first place at Hymers Fair on Labour Day weekend. Well done, ladies! The quilt will be raffled off later this fall, so be sure to get your tickets.
Bad news and good news. Yes, it's the first of September (already!!) but that just means that the Rural 60+ Centre will be back to regular hours next week and resuming normal activities over the next month.
Some of our activities such as cribbage continue year-round but those that take a summer break are scheduled to return over the next few weeks. The Good Company Choir will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 12, from 2 to 3 p.m.--just $40 for 8 classes. Next up is disking, which will start on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1:30, at a cost of $4. On Thursday, the 28th, chair yoga will be offered at 10 a.m. for a $5 fee with instructor Colleen Dolce, and the ever-popular watercolour classes will resume from 1 to 3:30 with instructor Pat Isaac at a cost of $50.
See you at the Centre!
Rural 60 Plus will be celebrating Canada's 150th birthday on Saturday, September 9, from noon to 5 p.m. Area residents 55 and older are invited to join us at the Centre for food and entertainment. Vintage cars will also be on display, so come on out and enjoy an afternoon with friends, both old and new.