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​​PROBUS Club of Clarington

PROBUS Club of Clarington

"Get connected - Stay connected"

Interest Groups are regularly scheduled gatherings of club members who meet regularly to share common interests. They are coordinated by volunteer members of the Probus Club of Clarington.  We particularly encourage new members to join Interest Groups so we can get to know you.  Please visit our  information table at any monthly meeting where you can sign up to join any of the groups.  Some interest groups have proven very popular and space may be limited, so come visit our table and speak to a member of our committee for further information. 

Often the coordination and logistics of Interest Group get-togethers is shared by all members of the group who take turns hosting in their home or booking other venues such as meeting rooms in the library, restaurants or theatres.  If you would like to coordinate an Interest Group or suggest a new activity e.g.  Bowling, Wine Tasting or, whatever is a passion or hobby that you wish to do with other like-minded people please contact Kathleen Brear at [email protected] 

View Calendar of all Social Events and Interest Groups

Interest Groups Announcements

Golf Group is starting May 7th and will run every Tuesday until October.

Hiking Group is starting up again in May and the next hike will be held on May 15th 

Quilting Group  met for the first time on Tuesday April 23rd.  The group will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Carla Scholten's home.  The group has been so popular that we have begun a waiting list for a new group. If you are interested, please sign up at the next meeting.

Current Groups
  1. Lunch Meet
    Time: Noon
    Second Wednesday of the month after the Probus meeting Contact: Liola Limeback at [email protected]
  2. Euchre
    Time: 1:00 PM
    Third Thursday of the month from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Games will be hosted in each others home on a rotating basis. Contact: Joan Pumphrey at [email protected]
  3. Movie Club
    First Monday of the month at the Oshawa Cineplex Odeon. Meet for a matinee movie with optional dinner at a local restaurant after the performance to discuss the movie. Contact: Victoria Girling, [email protected]
  4. Geneology
    10:00 AM
    Group will share tips and help each other with their searches and experiences. Group will meet the fourth Monday of the month at the Clarington Public Library Courtice Branch at 10:00 AM. Contact: Roger Hollyman. [email protected]
  5. Bird Watching
    Meet monthly to visit bird hot spots to find migrating and resident birds. Monthly meeting second Monday of the month at 9:00 am or evening depending on location. This group does not meet in the winter. Contact: John Muzik at [email protected]
  6. Garden Chat
    Fourth Thursday of the month. Meet over a cup of coffee and talk about gardening, tour local gardens and share ideas and experiences. Note: currently a waiting list. Contact: Joy Vaneyk ([email protected])
  7. Hiking
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Meet twice monthly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday to hike approximately 2 hours or 5 km at a slow pace. 2019 dates TBA. Dogs on leash welcome. Meets April - November. Contact: John Windatt: [email protected]
  8. What's For Dinner
    Gourmet Potluck Dinner Club to be held monthly at members homes. Contact: [email protected]
  9. Scrapbooking
    Time: 4:00 PM
    Meets the third Monday of the month at members homes. Contact: Nelly VanVeldhuisen at [email protected]
  10. Breakfast Meet
    Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
    Fourth Wednesday of every month. Held in various restaurants in Durham Region. Contact Joan Pumphrey [email protected]
  11. Ladies Number 1 Book Club
    Time: 1:30 PM
    Meets second Thursday of the month. Note: currently a waiting list. Contact: Edwina Johnston at [email protected] to be added to the waiting list
  12. Fiber Arts
    Time: 1:30 PM
    If you are interested in needlework of any kind sign up for this group. Meets the fourth Monday of the month. Note: This group is full and a wait list is being accumulated to form a 2nd group. Please sign up at the Interest Groups table at the monthly meeting. Contact Stella Dorsman at [email protected]
  13. Global Destinations
    Time: 4:00 PM (Sept - May)
    Members share their experiences of travel destinations around the globe. Meets fourth Friday of the month. Members share hosting in their homes. This group does not meet in the summer months. Contact Kevin and Victoria Girling, [email protected]
  14. Men's Book Club
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Meets second Thursday of the month. Location: Bowmanville Library Contact: Dave Durbin at [email protected]
  15. Golf
    Time: 9:30 AM
    This group will meet weekly every Tuesday, at Stonehenge Golf Club. Lunch at the course afterwards is optional. Meets May-October. Contact: George Aitken [email protected]
  16. Canning
    This group will meet to share and choose recipes to can and share the results. Note: closed group. Contact: Linda Bray
  17. Billiards
    Time: 2:00 PM (Oct - May)
    Meets the first Thursday of the month at 2:00 PM. Location: Shooters in Bowmanville. This group does not meet in the summer. Contact: Caroline Charman and Rick McKey [email protected]
  18. Book Club III
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Book Club 3 - Meets at 10:30 am on the first Thursday of the month at the Bowmanville Library. Note currently a waiting list: contact Susan Wood or Susan Hollyman.
  19. Urban Walking Group
    Time: 10:00 AM
    Meets on the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month. Group members take turns organizing walks in locations around Clarington. Meets April - November. Coordinator: Lynn Hooper [email protected]
  20. Premiere Crew (Wine Tasting)
    7:00 PM
    A wine tasting group that meets every 6 to 8 weeks in members homes. Half the members bring a bottle of wine, and the other half bring appetizers to match with the wine and the theme chosen by the host. Contact: Katheleen Brear [email protected]
  21. Ukelele Group
    10:00 AM
    Starting October 2, 10:00 am. Will meet weekly every Tuesday morning. All players welcome - just bring a Ukulele. Contact: Susan Wood [email protected]
  22. World of Flavours
    Sample foods from around the world. This interest group will visit restaurants in the GTA. The group will meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Contacts: Molly Soltay [email protected] or Franklin Wu [email protected]
  23. Craft Beer
    This group will meet every 4-6 weeks to visit a local establishment and enjoy some tastings. The time, date and location will be announced to members. Contacts: Mike Wolnik, [email protected] and Allan Vincent, [email protected]
  24. Investing in the Market
    1:00 PM
    The Probus Investment Group meets on the third Wednesday of each month, at 1pm. It’s a casual group, where more experienced investors talk about their experiences, strategies and favourite stocks, to help newer investors build up the confidence to start making their own investment decisions. New members welcome! Contact: Heather Griffin, [email protected]
  25. Book Club 4
    Time: 10:15 AM
    Meets at the Clarington Public Library Courtice Branch the first Thursday of the month. There is currently a waiting list to join this group. Contact: Anna Huston [email protected]
  26. Brain Games
    This group stimulates their brains and enjoy themselves playing trivia, riddles, logic puzzles, word games and other activities to keep their memory active. This is an Oshawa interest group that is welcoming Clarington members. After signing up, you will be provided the coordinators contact information. Contact: Jackie Franks
  27. Quilting Group
    Meets the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at Carla Scholten's home. Note: This group is full and a wait list is being accumulated to form a 2nd group. Please sign up at the Interest Groups table at the monthly meeting.
Proposed Interest Groups
The following Interest groups have been proposed from either members or from the surveys.  Members and Coordinators are needed. Sign up at the next monthly meeting

Wine Making/Sharing
2nd Quilting Group