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Interest Groups

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 everyone.  Remember that any female members of PROBUS can join us for lunch once in a while or every month. Just let me know you want to join us so that I can make an accurate reservation.  This month (Wednesday, December 18th)  we are going to The Keg in Ajax.  

Because we will not be printing a newsletter in January, please note that on JANUARY 15th, we will go to Michaels in Ajax. A reminder will be sent out in January.

Dawn Thornton

dthorn000@sympatico.ca       905-683-6975

Dining Out Club

Our next dining out will be on January 16 (not the 8th like it said in the newsletter).

We will be going to the McKenzie Restaurant on Bayly St. in Ajax.  It is located right next to McDonalds.  Please let me know if you are attending no later than Tuesday. 

Carol Breen  905-839-7762


Breakfast Club

There will not be a meeting of the Breakfast Club in December.


Come join us for on January 28, 2020 at 9:00 am.  .  To start the New Year, we'll go back to a favourite at Sunset Grill,  235 Bayly Street West in Ajax.   


Call Julie Mathewson 905-686-0803 or email jmathewson@rogers.com to reserve your place.

NEW !!!

We will be having a movie day at Chartwell Retirement Residence on Harwood Ave every third Thursday of the month starting in January at 2 pm. The first movie will be: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on January 16, 2020 at 2:00 pm. Let Nancy know if you plan to attend.  


We are in conversationwith Westney Gardens for movie day on a Saturday at 2 pm. We are still looking into which Saturday of the month and will let you know when it is confirmed. 

if you have any questions, let me know.

Nancy Hobart, 905-427-3746, vinyl4me@bell.net


Euchre and Scrabble

Join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month to play Euchre and Scrabble.  We have decided to play our regualar days in December, on the 10th and 24th.  January games will be on the 14th and 28th.  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. 

In December, we will be walking on December 4th, 11th and 18th.  In January, we will be walking on January 15th, 22nd and 29th.   

Contact Ron Mitchell to get on the mailing list, 905-683-5539  mitchellmis@rogers.com.







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 l​oonie​ 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 reglawrance@rogers.com

Book Club

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 January 22, 2020 is:

“Small Great Things” by Jodi Picoult.

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

The Ajax Family History Group will NOT be meeting in December. However, we shall meet again at 10:00 on Wednesday, 15th of January, 2020 at the Ajax Main Library.    We welcome any PROBUS members who are interested in exploring their roots.  A happy,healthful New Year to all. 


Michael and Anne Reed,

905-239-2908 or email: mandareed@bell.net.

Social Bridge and Bridge Lessons


SOCIAL BRIDGE on Thursdays at the Audley Community Centre at 2:30 pm (There will be no coffee or cookies.  Drop into Tims on the way.) Social bridge will be held on Thursday December 5th, 12th and 19th. This is social bridge so HAVE FUN.

FREE BRIDGE LESSONS  - There are no lessons in December.



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 January 9, January 23, and January 30. This is social bridge so HAVE FUN.


FREE BRIDGE LESSONS 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.) Lessons will be held on Thursday January 2 (No Trump Bidding using Stayman) and January 16 (Bidding Sequences When Opener Bids 2 Clubs). Please note that lessons build upon each previous lessons.   

Harvey Brodhecker


PROBUS billiard clubs meet December 6 and 20, January 3, 17 and 31 at Petrina's Taps and Billiards, 21 Harwood Ave. S.  Meeting time is 11:00 am.  All are welcome.  Seniors pay ony $4.00.  

Parking is free, east side parking lot.  North entrance upstairs to second floor.  


All PROBUS members are welcome.

Don Voorhees, Pickering PROBUS Billiards Coordinator. Holdus1399@gmail.com or 905-427-9653