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February Outing – Campbell House and the War Flowers Exhibit
Read about the exhibit here.
Check the Members Only – Interest and Study Groups section for details about this group’s next outing.
Arts Around Toronto group visited Making Peace, an International Outdoor Photo Exhibit that aims to educate the public about the five key elements necessary to built sustainable peace.
RECAP Art Forgery
Top art forgers can make hundreds of thousands of dollars for one phony painting. Yet even the best can be tripped up by silly mistakes such as misspelling the real artist’s name. These are some of the fascinating facts we learned from our February speaker, Douglas Purdon, an expert on art forgery. Forgery is hard work and can be expensive; nonetheless, Purdon stressed a number of times that forgery is a crime.
Schedule for Interest Groups. Click here.
Art Appreciation The theme this year will be Woman Artists throughout history. Previous art history knowledge not required; the only prerequisite is a love of art.
Arts Around Toronto Visiting various places of cultural interest followed by a sociable lunch in a nearby restaurant is the focus for this group. Members are encouraged to sign up quickly for events as some venues limit numbers.
Baby Boomers Plus Members choose and plan social outings with no pre-work/studying. e.g. visits to galleries, restaurants, theatre, holding potlucks, and doing interesting crafts. Fun events and socializing is our focus.
NEW! Badminton Club members are invited to play non-competitive doubles badminton with the Church of the Ascension Badminton Club in Don Mills twice a week from September to May.
Books – Between the Covers Book list and schedules are planned at the June Meeting, alternating fiction and non-fiction books, for the coming year. At each meeting a member reviews a book followed by a very lively discussion.
NEW! Book club Monday Afternoon Book list will be chosen in September.
Book Review We discuss one or two books that we have read. One person gives an introduction to the author, reads some reviews from the press, then the members contribute their opinions in a very relaxed, non-threatening discussion.
Book Trade Group doesn’t meet. Recent fiction and non-fiction are chosen; members pay for 1 book. Every 3 weeks, books are passed on. Everyone will read 9-10 books and keep the last one. Group closes after September 25th meeting.
Euchre ll Meets twice a month
Foodies Meets every month or so at members’ homes for friendship, recipes, and food.
French/Français For members who enjoy speaking French and wish to maintain listening and speaking skills. Activities include: readings, French films, plays, and restaurants. All members of the group help to plan and host meetings
Global Concerns Interesting discussions about social and economic issues.
Lawn Bowling We meet May to September at the Willowdale Lawn Bowling Club, 150 Beecroft Rd.
Life Skills The Life Skills group discussions range from ethical concerns, health information, good books, hidden treasures of Toronto, planning for change, and other topics of interest.
Movie Matinee Group Come and enjoy other members’ company during and after an afternoon movie.
Status of Women and Human Rights We are an advocacy oriented group, focusing on issues of interest to women. This Fall the focus will be on electoral reform, guaranteed income, pharmacare and others.
Table Hoppers We go all over the city: have fun, good food, and conversation. Members take turns hosting: make reservations, ensure restaurant will give separate cheques, is still open.
To be or Not to be This group attends local theatre productions
Walk and Talk Research indicates that lively activity enhances physical and mental health. So join our congenial group as we enjoy nature in parks and ravines. We walk twice a month on cleared paths, and we always carry a cellphone.
The following bridge groups are looking for SPARES (but not new members).
- Bridge ’96 Afternoon
- Bridge Duplicate II Afternoon – Friendly, two-table duplicate bridge group.
- Basic Bridge Afternoon – We are a fun group; skills range from limited to more experienced. Twice a month
- Bridge Alpha Afternoon – Contract bridge, two tables. Twice a month
- Bridge Duplicate Evening
- Bridge Duplicate ll Evening
Schedule for Interest Groups. Click here.
Book Club: The Next Chapter A monthly book discussion group; a member reviews a book – fiction or non-fiction.
Book Study l Our theme for this year is books written with the last five years, which members of the group particularly liked.
Bridge ’96 Afternoon
Bridge Duplicate II Afternoon We are a very friendly, two-table duplicate bridge group.
Bridge Alpha Afternoon Contract bridge, two tables. Twice a month
Basic Bridge Afternoon We are a fun group. Skills range from limited to more experienced players. Twice a month
Bridge Duplicate Evening
Bridge Duplicate ll Evening
Euchre l Members play monthly at each other’s homes in the afternoon.
Food with Flair Members prepare a meal and enjoy good food and conversation.
Fun And Games l Members play board, word, and card games in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. Anything but bridge!
Games ll Members play board, word, and card games in a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
Looneyspoons A member-prepared food and conversation group
Mahjong l (American) meets twice a month
New! Mahjong ll (American) Beginners meets twice a month
Not Sister Wendy’s Art Group Members choose an artist and focus discussion on that artist over coffee and munchies.
Play Reading Members take turns selecting a play to read at each meeting. Parts are assigned, and after the reading, we briefly discuss the play and our reactions to it.
Interest groups form a very important part of our club, allowing us to interact with a smaller group of members who share a common focus. They reflect the diverse interests of our members and range from art to gourmet cooking to bridge to advocacy. Most groups meet once a month from September to June either in members’ homes or a public place. New groups can be started if there is sufficient interest.