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Community Centre - 2010 Programs and Activities
These fun evenings will continue every Saturday evening at 7:30 p.m. The cost is $3.00 per person. Please contact the Centre for more details on this activity.
Craft Group (Craft and Chat)
This class is held when scheduled from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Participants of this class will make decorations or party favours for the centre events i.e. Hot Meals, Socials etc. Instructor: Karen Gress
Join the group for a delicious hot lunch served the second Wednesday of every other month (unless listed otherwise) at 12 noon in the Arena Auditorium. It’s only $10.00 for a full course meal including dessert & tea/coffee and entertainment (BINGO is a favourite ending to the afternoon). Call 519-268-7334 ext 708 for more information. Purchase tickets as soon as possible.
Special Event Luncheons
Luncheons are held on certain Wednesdays at 12 noon in the Dorchester Arena Auditorium and everyone enjoys an excellent meal, along with great fun. The cost is $7.00 per person. Please contact the Centre for more details. Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible.
Walk your way to fitness every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the arena walking track. The cost is pay-as-you-go $2.00 for members & $4.00 for non-members.
Beginner and intermediate computer lessons are available. These classes include instruction on general use of the computer, internet, email etc. Lessons are held Mondays - Thursdays. Evening classes are available. The cost is $60.00 for members & $70.00 for non-members for a 5 week session (2 hours per class). Call 519-268-7334 ext 708 for more information.
Digital Camera Lessons
Learn how to operate your digital cameral, download your pictures, crop your photos, etc. Please bring your digital camera, a blank memory card & your USB cord to class with you. The cost is $60.00 for members & $70.00 for non-members for a 5 week session. You should have some computer knowledge before taking the camera course. Please call 519-268-7334 ext 708 for details.
Thorndale Seniors Group
The Thorndale seniors meet the first Monday of every month at 1:30 p.m. at the Lions Hall in Thorndale. On occasion there is a pot luck lunch and these begin at 12:30 p.m. There is a regular business meeting followed by a speaker or entertainment and a delicious snack is served at the end of the afternoon.
New voices are always welcome in this choir. If you enjoy singing come and join this fun group every Friday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with Mary Kaiser as the leader/pianist.
This creative group meets every Monday from 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Mary Tenkate and Joanne Smulders will instruct this program. It’s only $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. They go on exciting outings i.e. Shop & Hop. The first Monday of every month the group will be sewing bed pads for cancer patients.
Come out for a morning of fun and friendship every Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. It’s $2.00 for members & $4.00 for non-members. If you’d like to play bridge but don’t know how, sign up for bridge lessons. Instructors: Elaine Davies & Joanne Perry. Classes are $15.00 for members & $25.00 for non-member for an 8 week session. Please register in advance so that we’ll order the correct amount of instructional books etc.
Knitting & Crocheting Lessons
This talented group get together to create beautiful items & if you need any direction instructor Shirley Legg will help you. This class is every Monday from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. It’s $2.00 for members & $4.00 for non-members.
Join us every Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for a fun evening of bid euchre. There is a lunch served and the evening will only cost you $3.00.
This class runs for 8 weeks on Wednedays from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The cost is $50.00 for members and $60.00 for non-members. Instructor: Krista Dolbear. Pilates is a method of exercise endorsed by physicians for almost a century. It has become one of today’s most sought after workouts that helps strengthen and condition muscles, reduce and eliminate back ache, dramatically improves posture, flexibility and balance as well as getting you on your way to long, lean, toned muscles and a flat stomach.
Join certified instructor, June Ross, on Mondays from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. as she leads you through a gentle, invigorating class that will increase your flexibility, build strength and create balance, while reducing stress. The class will end with a guided relaxation. This 8 week course is $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members or $4.00/$5.25 pay-as-you-go.
This class takes place every Monday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. with June Ross. Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise using slow, rhythmic movements to help improve balance, breathing and help maintain a better range of motion. This 8 week course is $30.00 for members and $40.00 for non-members or $4.00/$5.25 pay-as-you-go. This class is also offered in Thorndale at the Library on Fridays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Diana Dietrich will teach you the steps to some fun dances every Wednesday: Beginners from 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. & Intermediate from 9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. The cost $40.00 for members & $50.00 for non-members for a 8 week session (1/2 the price for 1/2 hour beginners class).
Every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. to learn fun, upbeat line dances. Beginners are welcome to arrive at 8:30 a.m. for some extra instruction on the steps. It’s great exercise.
This Instructional Community Dance Program is lead by caller Art Ferris and runs every Wednesday from 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. The cost is $3.00 per person, pay as you go.
Come out and learn this enjoyable sport. This game is similar to lawn bowling but it’s indoors. Join the group every Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. It’s $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. This sport is also offered in Thorndale at the Lions Hall every Monday (except the first Monday of every month) at 1:30 p.m. No charge.
Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.