This is a partial list - all activities are run by volunteer members and can change at any time. If you do not see an activity you are interested in, you may want to volunteer to start up a new activity. All activites are advertised in the monthly Newsletter with reminders sent out during the month by email. Photographs taken during an activity are shared on the Private Facebook page as well as being included in the annual Memory Book. If a member does not want their photo shared, it is up to the individual to take themselves out of the group being photographed.
Do you like to read? Come join us for an informal but lively discussion of books selected by our members. The book list is from a variety of genres but will always be available in paperback and usually in e-book format. We will meet once a month at the home of a member or in the Party Room of Concord Place Condo. We will have a sign-up list for members to host the meetings and provide light refreshments. The discussion is informal and is led by a member who has previously volunteered to keep us on track. All are welcome!
Fine Wine Night
This is an opportunity for members to sample premium wines from a specific grape varietal or growing region. The aim is educational as well as sensory and social. Attendance is limited to twelve. Guests will contribute an equal share of the expense of wine plus an appetizer. The event is held in a host house and will be advertised in the monthly Newsletter with a detailed description of the event and estimated cost.
Breakfast Out is a wonderful way of getting together with friends and enjoying different restaurants in the Grimsby area. We meet on the second Thursday of the month. This group is open to couples or singles. A different restaurant is selected each month by the Activity Facilitator, but recommendations from members are welcome. The number of attendees is limited according to the restaurant chosen so that each couple or person can receive a separate check.
The last Thursday of the month is our Games Event. We meet at one of our member's homes or in the Party Room of Concord Place Condo and play assorted games. The host provides tea and coffee. Everyone is asked to bring a snack to share. There are a number of very popular games which can be played in small groups to large groups. These are games for ages 8+, so they are easy to learn and are fairly quick. Advanced registration is required.
This activity is a fun and delicious way to meet new people and visit with friends. They take place at different homes once a month. The hostess will provide the coffee and tea as well as dishes/cutlery and the members sign up to bring an array of foods. Every Potluck Dinner is a unique and delightful experience. Participants will bring their own beverages. Advance registration is required and plans for the evening will be decided in advance.
Cards and Games
Hand & Foot, Euchre, Cribbage or a selection of other card and board games are played on a regular basis. Participants will bring their own drinks and snacks.
The venue for these cards days is in the GBF Hub at #19 Elm Street, Grimbsy. Pre-registration for each card day is necessary to ensure we have enough tables and decks of cards.
Out to Lunch
The Out to Lunch is a fun and friendly group that meets once a month in an area restaurant. It's a wonderful way to explore Grimsby area restaurants. The Activity Facilitator determines the time and place. The number of participants accepted each month is determined by the restaurant of choice. Each attendee pays for her/his own selections.
The walking group meets once a week at a predetermined parking spot and walk for one hour. To make walking more interesting, we walk at different neighborhoods each month. Some of the places we go to have picnic facilities or restaurants near by so walkers can decide if they would like to stop for a snack.
The hiking group meets at a predetermined parking area and hike for 90 to 120 minutes, usually on the Bruce Trail. Water, bug spray and proper attire and footwear is recommended.