Congratulations again this year to the Rural 60 quilters! This year's quilt, "Garden Path", was entered in the group quilt category at Hymers Fall Fair and took 1st place in that event. It also received a Special 1st place award, which means that a photo of this quilt will be displayed at the annual convention of the Ontario Association of Agriculture Societies to be held in Toronto in February. Well done!
Rural 60 Plus News
And here's one more to add to your calendar: disking will resume on Monday, September 24, at 1:30 p.m. Just a reminder, too, that following the Labour Day weekend, the Craft Room and Weaving Room will be available for use by members every weekday. Beginners' classes in weaving are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at a cost of $25 which includes material for the project.
More good news! We have enough participants to offer a 12-week yoga class this fall! The program will run on Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. beginning September 20 with instructor Colleen Dolce. So grab your yoga mat and a water bottle and come on out . . . no previous experience required.
Art classes will again be offered at Rural 60 Plus beginning Thursday, September 27, at 1p.m. The cost will be $50 for the 10-week program. To register or for more information, please call instructor Pat Izsak at 475-3587.
The Quilting Group has an abundance of donated material and they have decided to make lap quilts to donate to the Red Cross. Experienced and novice quilters are invited to join them on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning September 19. If you've never quilted before, this is a great opportunity to learn various techniques--how to cut, piece, assemble, and quilt. Just bring your own sewing machine; everything else will be provided. Call 475-5779 to register or for more information.
Our fall programming is taking shape and plans for both euchre and choir have been finalized. Euchre is moving to Tuesday afternoons at 1 p.m., and we'll be playing every second Tuesday beginning on September 11, so if you like to play euchre, circle September 11 and 25, October 9 and 23, November 6 and 20, and December 4 and 18 on your calendar.
The Good Company Choir will meet every second Tuesday as well, alternating weeks with the euchre players. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, September 11 from 11 a.m. to noon, but subsequently will meet from 2 to 3 p.m. on September 18, October 2, 16, 30, November 13, 27, and December 11. A Christmas get-together is tentatively scheduled for December 18 later in the day but details will confirmed later this fall.
Information will be available soon on yoga and art classes, so stay tuned!
Attention quilters! A travelling bus called "Fuelled by Fabric" will be stopping at Rural 60 Plus on Wednesday, August 15, around 11 a.m. If you are interested in buying some quilting material or would like to see this unique converted prison bus, drop by and have a look.
Planning has begun for fall programs, and one under consideration is a 12-week yoga class with Colleen Dolce of Radiant Yoga. The course would run Thursday mornings at a cost of $120 per participant, payable on the first day of class (either September 13 or 20). Please confirm your interest with Rural 60 Plus as soon as possible as this program will only be offered if at least 10 people register.
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Tickets are now available on this year's beautiful hand-made quilt, "Garden Path" (Licence #M800819). Members who are willing to help by selling a book or two of tickets can contact Sharon Corrigan to obtain them. As usual, the draw will be held immediately following our craft sale in November.
Thanks to all the volunteers and vendors who made the Rural 60 Plus yard sale a success on Saturday, June 2. And another huge thank you to the 14 members who came out on Saturday, the 9th, to give our Centre a thorough spring cleaning, inside and out!
Rural 60 Plus will adopt summer hours for July and August, operating on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Most of our auxiliary programs such as yoga, euchre, and watercolours have already ended and will resume in the fall--only cribbage will continue through the summer on Wednesday afternoons.
The first full week of June will be a busy one! In addition to the Rural 60 Plus yard sale on Saturday, June 2, and the Northwest Senior Games from June 3 to 8, we are holding our annual clean-up day at the Centre on Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with a potluck lunch to follow. We all enjoy using the Centre for our various activities, so let's get together to give it a thorough spring cleaning--the more, the merrier!