​​PROBUS Club of Clarington

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Interest Groups are regularly scheduled activities for members only.  They are coordinated by volunteer members of the Probus Club of Clarington.   Often the coordination and logistics of meetings is shared by all members of the interest group who take turns hosting the group 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 John Muzik at [email protected] 

View Calendar of all Social Events and Interest Groups

New Interest Groups

Book Club 4

This group quickly filled up to it's capacity during the first sign up in November.  The first meeting will be January 3, 10:00 AM at the Clarington Library Courtice Branch. 

A waiting list for the three ladies book clubs will begin again in January.  If there is  enough interest another group will be started.

The men's book club is still taking new members.

Current Groups
  1. Lunch Meet
    Time: Noon
    First 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
    Third Monday of the month. Meet for a matinee movie with a discussion to follow at a local restaurant. Movies will be chosen by members on a rotational basis. Contact: Rhoda Wraith [email protected]
  4. Geneology
    Time: 1:30 PM
    Bring your laptops/ tablets to the Courtice library with free access to ancestry.com. Meet to share tips and help each other with their searches and socialize. Group does not meet in the summer. Contact: Lorraine Verbona [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 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month to hike approximately 2 hours or 5 km at a slow pace. 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
    Third 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 new group. Meets the fourth Monday of the month. Contact Stella Dorsman at [email protected]
  13. Global Destinations
    Time: 4:00 PM
    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
    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 first and third 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)
    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. 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]
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