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.
For an up-to-date listing of upcoming activities, please see our Facebook page!
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. 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! During Covid-19 our meetings are held on Zoom.
Wine tasting is a great excuse for couples or singles to meet up once a month at a member's home to sample the wine that is brought to enjoy. The host provides the venue and the attendees bring a bottle of wine and an appetizer to share. The person binging the wine is asked to bring along some information of the chosen bottle to share. Information on this evening event is posted in the monthly Newsletter. During Covid-19, the Wine Night is held on Zoom.
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 chair, 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 first Friday night of the month is Games Night. We meet at one of our members's homes at 7:00 p.m. and play assorted games until about 10:30. 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. During Covit-19 our Games night is held on Zoom.
Pot Luck Dinners
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 drinks and dishes and the members sign up to bring an array of foods. Every Pot Luck Dinner is a unique and delightful experience. Advance registration is required and plans for the evening will be decided in advance.
The Movie group meets once a month on a date chosen by the Activity Chair. Movies are typically at Landmark Cinema in St. Catharines. Members who have signed up for the group’s notifications will receive an email or phone call a few days before the day letting them know which movie we will see and the time we will meet. Cost is the price of a movie ticket and snacks if you choose to purchase them. Covid-19 has restricted going to the movies, but there are recommendations in our monthly Newsletter for movies and shows to watch on Netflix.
Out to Lunch Bunch
The Out to Lunch Bunch is a fun and friendly group that meets on the first Thursday of the month. It's a wonderful way to explore Grimsby and area restaurants. Activity Chairs determine the time and place. It's a small group, so it's easy for new members to meet others. Each attendee pays for her/his own selection. Everyone is welcome! During Covis-19 the Out to Lunch bunch meet in a neighborhood park for a socially distanced lunch when the weather cooperated, following off Covid-19 safety rules.
This group will meet at a predetermined parking spot. The first walk will be an easy one and walks will progress to longer and more moderate walks as the year progresses. To make walking more interesting, we will be walking at different areas each month. Some of the places we plan to go to have picnic facilities or restaurants near by so walkers can decide if they would like to stop for a snack. Drinking water, bug spray and proper attire and footwear is recommended. On some occassions, the walking group meets to go on a hike rather than the usual in town walk. When there is a hike planned, the group meets in a central parking area and carpools.