Interest Groups consist of activities for members only (a club within the club). Anyone with a particular hobby or interest can start an Interest Group. These groups vary in size depending on the activity and venue. The following Interest Groups are available to you as a member of the PROBUS Club of Ajax.
PROBUS RODEO (Retired Old Dames Eating Out) Group
Hi ladies, on March 18th we will be meetig at Applebees Grill & Bar, 155 Kingston Road East, Ajax.
All ladies are welcome.
The February lunch was at Boston Pizza. It was a small group this time but the food and conversation were great.
Barb Squires (for Dawn Thornton)
Dining Out Club
Our next get together will be on Thursday, March 12th at 6 pm. We will be meeting at Finn McCool for dinner which is located on Kingston Rd. E. in Ajax.
Please let me know if you are attending.
Carol Breen 905-839-7762
Please join us at Revera Westney Garden 1010 Westney Rd. March 7. at 2PM. The Movie will be Downton Abbey.
Also please join us at Chartwell 240 Old Harwood Ave. March 19 at 2PM. The Movie will be The Book Thief starring Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson and Sophie Nelisse.
Please join us at Revera Westney Gardens 1010 Westney Rd April 4 at 2PM. The Movie will be Seabiscuit.
Please let me know if you will be attending any or all of the above movies.
My contact information is 905 427 3746 or Hope to see you there.
The breakfast club will meet on Tuesday, March 31st at 9:00. This month we are going to K's Grill Breakfast and Lunch at 279 Kingston Road East in Ajax (in the Whitetail Centre). Please let me know by March 27th if you plan to join us. Call Julie Mathewson at 905-686-0803 or email to reserve your place.
Suggestions for other restaurants to try are welcomed.
Euchre and Scrabble
Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month to play Euchre and Scrabble. Our next games afternoons will be on March 10th and 24th, from 2:00 to 4:00. We play at Chartwell Harwood Retirement Residence, 240 Old Harwood Avenue in Ajax. Parking is available behind the residence, as long as you don't park in a reserved spot, and there is additional parking on the street. For more information contact Julie Mathewson 905-686-0803 or email
The Walking Group
The walking group gets together on Wednesday mornings at 10:00, except on the first Wednesday of the month (because, of course, we all want to attend our PROBUS meeting). We walk for 1½ to 2 hours at an easy pace, covering 4 to 6 km in a variety of locations.
Come join us and discover some of the many walking trails Ajax and surrounding areas have to offer.
Contact Ron Mitchell to get on the mailing list, 905-683-5539 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time to put away the clubs for this year. See you at Hawthorne Valley in the spring. Next year we could add a course that has carts if there is enough interest . Contact me by email if interested.
The Cribbage Interest Group meets every Wednesday afternoon from 2 to 4 PM. We have 14 members and about 10 attend on a typical afternoon for fun fellowship and cribbage. We take a short break at 3 for coffee, tea, sweets and a chat. We charge a loonie for the tea and coffee and we take turns bringing the sweets.
We all have a good time and new members are welcome.
Reg Lawrance, Cribbage Co-ordinator
For more information contact Reg Lawrance at 905-428-2663, or email email@example.com
The Book Club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at St. Paul’s United Church, 65 King’s Crescent, at 1:30 p.m.
Our selection for March 25, 2020 is:
“Ripper” by Isabel Allende
Interested in reading, discussion, fun and fellowship? We welcome you to join our group.
For more information call or e-mail Bernie Rosebush at 905-426-1598 or
Family History Group
It is with regret that it was decided, by the four people attending the last meeting, to disband the Ajax PROBUS Family History Group.
The group was run by Arthur Fowler when Michael and Anne Reed joined in 2005. However, interest has gradually diminished over the years.
We feel we must recognize the enormous support given to the Group by the Ajax Main Library. We received a meeting room, coffee/tea, and occasionally speakers free of charge. Always guidance from the Library’s Historian specializing in local history, Ms. Elaine Lievaart, who runs Family History Programmes at the Library at 1:00 pm on Tuesdays. Everyone is welcome.
Sincere thanks to all who gave support over the years.
Michael and Anne Reed - 905-239-2908, .
Social Bridge and Bridge Lessons
SOCIAL BRIDGE on Thursdays at the Ajax Public Library – Main Branch, 55 Harwood Ave. South in the Rotary Room starting at ~2:30pm (A free will donation is taken for coffee and cookies.) Social bridge will be held on Thursday March 5, March 12, March 19 and March 26.. This is social bridge so HAVE FUN.
FREE BRIDGE LESSONS - There are no lessons in March.
MARATHON BRIDGE YEAR END LUNCHEON 2020
The year-end bridge luncheon is scheduled for Friday May 8, 2020 at 12 noon at the Mandarin in Pickering. Year-end prizes and door prizes will be given out at this time. You have paid for the lunch when you registered for the Marathon Bridge last fall. Cost of alcoholic beverages will be extra but tea coffee and gratuities are included. The luncheon will be followed by social bridge. If you have not already, could you please confirm your attendance 1) no attendance, 2) lunch only, or 3) lunch and social bridge. If you are playing social bridge after lunch would you please bring playing cards. Thank you for a great season of bridge.
Please complete all of your games by April 30.
DO YOU PLAY POOL?
PROBUS Billiards Club for all will meet every Friday in March at Petrina's Taps and Billiards, 21 Harwood Ave. S. Meeting time is 11:00 am. At the end of March we will discuss whether to continue with every Friday, or every other Friday for the Summer months.
All are welcome. The only change as of 2020, the fee has increased one dollar and is now $5.00 per senior per day to play.
Parking is free, east side parking lot. North entrance upstairs to second floor.
All PROBUS members are welcome.
Don Voorhees, Pickering PROBUS Billiards Coordinator. or 905-427-9653
Do you want to share information about a social event our members might be interested in? Can you offer someone a ride to meetings or need a ride yourself? Do you need a handyman but don’t know who to call? Are you looking for someone to water your plants while you’re away?
Post your notes on our Membershare Board to request or share information. Check out the board at meetings to see what might be of interest to you.