Activities and Groups

Our Centre is constantly bustling with people and we have plenty of activities running. Check out below for a list of our activities, we have something for everyone! All our activities are on a drop-in basis, located at our centre and have a fee of $2.00 per session, per member and $3.00 per session, per member unless otherwise noted.

Arts & Crafts

Arts and Crafts Tuesdays – 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month starting at 1:30 pm This group is an informal, non-instructional group that gathers together to learn from each other, no matter the skill level. Art serves as a way to explore, express yourself, and have fun at the same time. Our artists and crafters gather together to learn, share and socialize. This can include drawing, beading, jewelry making, weaving or painting (no oils please). Just bring whatever you’re working on!

Acrylic Art Classes 1st, 3rd and 5th (if applicable) Thursday of every month starting at 1 pm Price: $8.00 per members $10.00 per non-member Did you know that the fastest growing segment of our society, the 55 plus age group, is discovering art? Unlock the artist within you! Lois Urstadt is a self-taught artist who shares her love for creating with students in a way that allows them to discover their ability in a fun, relaxing, and interactive way. All skill levels welcome!

Georgian Bay Lace Makers Mondays; Starting at 1 pm When you see a skilled bobbin lace maker working with dozens of bobbins to make an intricate lace pattern, it seems impossibly difficult. Don’t be intimidated! The basic stitches are easy to learn. If you are curious and would like to see bobbin lace being made in the traditional way, come to a meeting and give it a try! New members are welcome! You don’t need to know how to make bobbin lace in order to join, we will teach you!

Sew Be It 2nd and 4th Friday of every month starting at 12:00 noon Bring along your knitting, sewing, crocheting and enjoyinh a fun afternoon. These folks know how to multi-task (have fun, talk, share their talents and do crafts all at the same time!).

Cards

Knox Duplicate Bridge Thursdays; Starting at 7 pm This version of duplicate bridge is not currently sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League but the games are just as challenging.

Owen Sound Duplicate Bridge Mondays; Starting at 7 pm Wednesdays; Starting at 1 pm Price: $4.00 per members $5.00 per non-member In this version of bridge partners choose to play either North and South, or East and West for the duration of the game. Hands are pre-dealt, stacked in “Boards” and the same hands are played by each partnership, results are compared at the end of the game. The Owen Sound Duplicate Bridge Club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League.

Progressive Bridge Mondays; Starting at 12:30 pm Tuesdays; Starting at 12:30 Please note this program is located at the Bayshore Community Centre Progressive bridge differs from Duplicate Bridge only because the cards are shuffled are re-dealt after each hand is played, the bidding and play of the hand are exactly the same as in Duplicate Bridge. As well as giving you a good cognitive workout, progressive bridge provides social engagement in that players move tables to meet and play with different partners.

Progressive Pepper Sundays; Starting at 1:30 pm Wednesdays; Starting at 7 pm Everyone is welcome yo drop in and join a great group of people for a fun, interesting game. If you are not sure how to play, simply show up 30 minutes before start time and we will gladly teach you. Knowledge of Euchre is an asset.

Health and Fitness

Gentle Fit: Mondays; 10:30 am-11:30 am (excluding Holidays) Members: $5 Non-members: $6 Gentle Fit is a ‘low-impact’ group exercise class for men & women, which will improve your strength, stamina, balance, circulation & flexibility while YOU have FUN moving your body to upbeat music!  Class is led by Sally MacDonald, aka ‘Sally Sunshine’, an experienced & certified Seniors Fitness Instructor.  All equipment is provided.  Complimentary coffee is served after class for those wishing to socialize & meet new friends!

Gentle Fit-Seated Wednesdays; 10:30 am-11:30 am Members: $ 5 Non-Members: $ 6 This class is also lead by instructor Sally MacDonald, aka Sally Sunshine. It is run similar to our Gentle Fit class but is aimed towards participants with lower mobility as exercises are seated with 5 minutes of standing exercises. After class there is a time to chat and coffee is served, so this is also a great class to meet new people!

Community Meditation Tuesdays; 7 pm- 9 pm As human beings, our our mind is naturally open and free. Even though we experience agitation, difficult emotions, stress and anxiety, beneath or within all of these experiences we can contact a state of being this is clear and fresh. Meditation is a practice to uncover and rest in this uncluttered state of mind. Over time, we can learn to meet our everyday activities with awareness, peace, wisdom, compassion and a sense of humor. For more information please contact instructor Ken Dow at (519)-270-5338 or email him at me@kendow.com

Just for Fun!

Billiards and Snooker Tuesdays; Starting at 12:00 noon Wednesdays; starting at 12:00 noon Please note this activity takes place at the Bayshore Community Centre

Play Reading 1st Friday of every month starting at 7 pm Come and indulge your dramatic side! All are welcome, no theater experience needed!

Shuffle Board Mondays; Starting at 1:00pm Please note this activity takes place at the Bayshore Community Centre= Come and join this fun group for a good game! All are welcome!

Owen Sound English Country Dance 4th Sunday of each month from September to May 4:30pm to 6:30pm – Facilitated by Lyn Allan No partner or experience necessary

Computer Tutoring By Appointment Only Members: $10.00/ hour Non-members: $20.00/ hour When it comes to computer training, there is no such thing as a silly question! Contact our office to set up a time with one of our tutors for one-on-one session to learn how to send an email, search the internet, download, organize and edit photos, and much more!