SOUP & SANDWICH
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
A social time without the hustle and bustle of busy restaurants, the Centre welcomes members and non-members alike to a hearty lunch of soups and sandwiches. Of course, all this and more – salads, desserts and beverages are all served at reasonable prices!
BILLIARDS, SNOOKER, POOL
Monday through Saturday
Friends gather for a friendly game of their choice, an enjoyable social time for all participants. Players usually gather around 9 a.m.; although, play may occur at other times as well.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Friday
Bingo is a major fund-raiser for the Centre and other community and other community sponsors. There is a Bingo event every Friday in the Games Room. It helps the Centre with its operational costs and offsets the cost of the programs the Centre runs. Even more importantly, it is FUN!
BRIDGE – Duplicate
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and Friday
This twice-weekly bridge group is truly a fun way to meet new people for the experienced player of the game. Held in the homey atmosphere of the Centre’s RBC Lounge. Space is limited.
BRIDGE – BEGINNERS (Pending – ask and you may receive)
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Tuesday Only
Come and learn a great game, develop new skills and new friends. Classes may be split into two parts – one for true beginners and one for the more advanced player brushing up on their game. Leave your name and contact information at the Reception Desk if you are interested.
First Wednesday of Month, January through December
Euchre-ramas is a full day of cards with lunch provided. Cost is $10.00 and is held in the Centre’s Games Room.
Every second Wednesday of the month, except December
Bid Euchre-ramas is a full day of cards with lunch and a chance for door prizes. Cost is $10.00 and is held in the Centre’s Games Room.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Every Wednesday except the weeks of Euchre-rama and Bid Euchre-rama are scheduled.
EXERCISE CLASSES – VON SMART EXERCISE
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. – Monday & Wednesday
Take part in a twice weekly exercise program with qualified VON instructors. Please drop in to one of the classes or call for more information at (519) 245-3170 or toll free 1-800-561-1222. Some exceptions to the schedule may apply (first and second Wednesdays of the month).
FLOOR SHUFFLEBOARD – 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Thursday
A larger version of the old British pub game of shovelboard – shuffleboard caters to the enjoyment as players push pucks up and down the floor in the Games Room trying to best their opponents.
FOOT CARE CLINIC – Second Monday
The clinic is usually held every second Monday of the month. Call 519-293-3003 for a schedule or to make an appointment.
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Fall & Winter Months
The Centre hosts an old-fashioned musical jamboree throughout the Fall and Winter months. Check the Centre’s Bulletin Board for a detailed schedule. Admission is $5.00 for an afternoon of fun, friends and music.
NEW HORIZONS’ CARD PARTY
1:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Monday
The Centre’s Monday afternoon mixed Euchre card party hosted by the Strathroy New Horizons’ group takes place in the RBC Lounge.
PROBUS CLUB OF STRATHROY AND AREA
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 2nd Tuesday of Month
Probus is an association of retired and semi-retired men and women who join together in autonomous clubs throughout the world. The basic purpose of a Probus club is to provide regular gatherings to those who, in retirement, appreciate and value opportunities to meet others in similar circumstances and of similar levels of interest. PROBUS is an abbreviation of the words PROfessional and BUSiness, although membership is not limited to these two groups.
STRATHROY & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (3rd Monday of Month)
Society meetings are open to the public every third Monday of the month except June, July and August. Meetings are held in the Centre’s RBC Lounge.
STRATHROY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
3rd Wednesday evening of the month
The society holds its general meetings in the Centre’s Games Room except for July, August and December. It’s open to the public. The society’s executive has its meeting in the Centre’s Boardroom.
STRATHROY SWINGING DUOS
Square Dancing – 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Monday Only
The Strathroy Swinging Duos is a modern square dance club offering fun, friendship and exercise set to music. A warm welcome is extended to everyone interested. Contact Pat and Gisele Lavigne at (519) 264-2283.
STRATHROY PIONEER TREADLERS
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Every Wednesday of month
The guild is dedicated to learning the textile skills used by our ancestors and educating others by passing these skills on to following generations.
It has been very active in demonstrating at fairs, visiting classrooms, holding workshops and encouraging others to get involved with the age-old skills of spinning, weaving, knitting, felt making and dyeing with natural and synthetic dyes – all with a great variety of natural fibres.
Spinning and weaving skills are put to the test when the guild stages a sheep-to-shawl event. A team of carders and spinners transforms a freshly shorn fleece into yarn to supply a weaver who creates, before your eyes, a lovely shawl.
Members work as a group in strong support of the Women’s Rural Resource Centre in Strathroy providing handmade items as needed by the residents.
The Pioneer Treadlers, as a whole, meet the third Wednesday of each month.
Its study group meet as follows:
Spinning – meets 1st Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. All spinners are welcome. Classes for new spinners are available. Contact Jane van Arnhem at (519) 652-3978.
Weaving – meets 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. exploring different weave structures. Contact Helga von der Recke (519) 245-4316.
Knitting – meets 4th Wednesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. exploring knitting in all its aspects. Beginners are welcome. Contact Joan Gentleman at (519) 245-4037.
TAI CHI – Ongoing
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday
This is an ongoing program for men and women with some experience with the art of Tai Chi. Weekly class fee is $6.00 for members and $8.00 for non-members of the Centre.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tuesday
The club meets every Tuesday evening in the Centre’s Games Room (sometimes in RBC Lounge) starting at 7:00 p.m. Toastmasters International is a leader in communication and leadership development worldwide. The membership is 280,000 strong. These members improve their speaking leadership skills by attending one of 13,500 clubs in 116 countries that make up the global network of meeting locations. A Toastmasters’ meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which members hone their skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. There is no instructor in a Toastmaster’s meeting, instead members evaluate one another’s presentation. Feedback is a key part of the program’s success.
FOREST WRITERS’ GROUP – 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Last Tuesday of Month
This group meets the last Tuesday of every month except December. Meetings are held in the Board Room.
The Centre’s Game Room is available to rent. Many people consider it a good fit for parties, family events, wedding receptions and banquets. For more information please call Dave Brock at (519) 245-6161.
The Centre is closed for most regular activities on the weekend. Special arrangements can be made to permit some activities to take place.
There are many other activities to do at the Centre other than those that are already listed. Why not take advantage of the facility and try one of them?
There is a large screen television with a Wii game system available for hook-up. The television set up in the RBC Lounge may be used for your viewing pleasure.
The Centre also plays host to the numerous other community-based organizations. The Strathroy Turkey Festival Committee meets regularly in the Centre’s Board Room.
People First holds its meetings the third Wednesday of the month in the RBC Lounge.
A Discussion Group holds its get-togethers in the RBC Lounge on the last Wednesday of each month.
Programs listed in this brochure are not just for seniors or SASCC members but are also open and available to all members of the public. They are also subject to last minute changes of time, location or availability.
STRATHROY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMECE
The Chamber of Commerce has its business office within the Centre. Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days a week – Monday through Friday.
The Chamber represents and promotes the area economy and encourages business and industrial development.
The united voice of the Strathroy & District Chamber of Commerce has often proven effective where a single voice can go unheard.
Contact the Chamber office at (519) 245-7620 for more information. Visit the website at www.sdcc.on.ca or stop by the office at 137 Frank Street, Strathroy.
STRATHROY BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREA (BIA)
The BIA has its business office within the Centre. You should phone ahead (519-245-8950) to contact the BIA manager.
The BIA represents and promotes business in the downtown district of Strathroy, roughing within the boundaries of Metcalfe/Albert streets, Thomas Street, North Street, the Sydenham River, Head Street, Front Street, and Caradoc Street.
For more information on the goals and vision of the Strathroy BIA, please contact the BIA manager, Raegan Harding, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.