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Alphabetical List of Regularly Scheduled Programs


IMPORTANT: For program locations listed as McE, they will be held at The McEwan Avenue Centre AFTER May 3, 2004. Until April 23, programs will be held at the Goyeau Street Centre.

Please Note: Membership covers all programs unless an additional fee has been specified. Membership or a Day Pass is required to participate in all programs unless otherwise noted.

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    B

  • BINGO
    First Thursday of the Month
    1:00pm
    McE
    Join us for 10 rounds plus a bonus round. Cards are 25 cents each.

  • BIRTHDAY PARTY
    First Thursday of the Month
    12:00noon
    McE
    This monthly program is planned and organized by our members. Join us for cake, song and lots of fun!

  • BOOK CLUB
    Third Friday of the month
    12 noon
    McE
    A great place to get together with other readers and share opinions about your favorite books, authors and genres. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of The Windsor Public Library with this program.

  • BRIDGE
    Monday
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    McE
    Thursday 1:00 - 4:00 pm
    ESC
    Additional Cost: $1.50 (prize and coffee)
    A dedicated group of bridge enthusiasts meet to play contract bridge in a casual and friendly setting. A great way to improve your concentration skills.

  • BRIDGE LESSONS
    Thursday
    9:30 - 11:30 am
    ESC
    Have fun while learning the rules of contract bridge, a card game enjoyed by many and played at the Centres. Participants will be provided with informative handouts during their lessons.

  • C

  • CAMERA CLUB
    Call 254-1108 for day & time
    McE
    Learn how to take great pictures using your own camera.

  • CERAMICS
    Monday
    9:30 am- 12:30 pm
    McE
    Beginners are welcome in this volunteer led class. Learn how to clean and paint ceramic pieces.

  • CLOGGING (BEGINNER)
    Tuesday 9:00 – 10:00 am
    ESC
    Clog dancing is a type of step dancing. This class is for beginners. Music is varied in its beat - slow and fast. This is a good activity for those who like to dance and socialize. Attention is paid to making sure everyone has fun, gets a bit of exercise and a chance to chat and catch up with everyone’s activities. Participants must purchase their own clogging shoes.

  • CLOGGING (INTERMEDIATE)
    Tuesday 10:00 - 11:30 am
    ESC
    Clog dancing is a type of step dancing. This class is for anyone who has basic clogging steps. Music is varied in its beat - slow and fast. This is a good activity for those who like to dance and socialize. Attention is paid to making sure everyone has fun, gets a bit of exercise and a chance to chat and catch up with everyone’s activities. Participants must purchase their own clogging shoes.

  • COMPUTER FRIENDS
    Open to the public 50 years and “better”
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    McE
    The McEwan Avenue Centre has state of the art computers, all with internet access, thanks to a Community Access Program (CAP) grant from Industry Canada. Volunteers are available to provide instruction and/or support by calling 254-1108.

  • COMPUTER INSTRUCTION / INTERNET INSTRUCTION
    Windsor Essex County Separate School Board
    Pre-registration is required for these workshops taught by students at various local Secondary Schools. Call 254-1108 for specific dates and times.

  • CONCERT BAND
    Tuesday
    9:00 am - 12:00 noon
    McE
    If you have musical instrument experience and your own instrument, then you’ll want to join this senior concert band that meets weekly to practice. A major component of this program is to entertain throughout the community.

  • CRAFT WORKSHOP
    Wednesday
    9:30 - 11:30 am
    McE
    Thursday
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    ESC
    If you enjoy making crafts, then this program is tailor-made for you! A different craft item is produced at each session. Workshop descriptions and specific dates are listed in our monthly program and registration is required. Supplies are provided by the Centre and the finished product is sold at our Annual Craft Bazaar at Devonshire Mall. A great way to learn a new craft, enjoy the company of other crafters and support the Centres.

  • CREATIVE CRAFTS
    Tuesday
    9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    ESC
    Thursday
    9:00 - 11:30 am
    ESC
    Do you like crafts? Would you like to make new friends or maybe meet old ones too? Join our gregarious group of crafters, who meet once or twice a week to produce a variety of beautiful crafts, which are then sold at our annual Craft Bazaar at Devonshire Mall. All supplies and materials are provided by the Centres.

  • CRIBBAGE
    Monday – Friday
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm
    McE
    Stimulate your mind while having fun at the same time! This classic game involves strategy, luck and the company of great people. Drop in anytime for a fun game.

  • CRIBBAGE FOR BEGINNER’S
    Wednesday
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    McE
    Did you always want to learn how to play this traditional card game? The object of the game is to obtain 121 points before your opponent does. Now is your chance to learn the necessary rules.

  • D

  • DRAMA CLUB “THE ENTERTAINERS”
    Friday 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    McE
    Fulfill your acting dream! This club gives seniors a chance to perform to a live audience and allows them to express their creative talents. The club works together to produce an annual performance whether it is musicals, comedies, dramas or skits.

  • E

  • EUCHRE
    Friday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    McE
    Cost: $1.00 (prize and coffee)
    Join us for this very enjoyable and popular card game. This program is offered for people who are familiar with game rules. A great way to improve your concentration skills and meet new friends!

  • F

  • FITNESS: ELDEROBICS
    Monday and Wednesday
    11 am-12 pm
    McE
    A low-impact aerobic workout geared towards all aspects of fitness. Designed to promote and maintain a productive and healthy lifestyle by increasing energy, mobility and social activity.

  • FITNESS: STRENGTH AND ENDURANCE
    Wednesday
    9:00 - 10:00 am
    Friday
    1:00 - 2:00pm
    ESC
    A gentle exercise program designed to improve muscular fitness (strength and endurance), cardio-respiratory endurance and flexibility. It consists of warm up exercises, sitting exercises and walking, all done to music in a non-intimidating setting.

  • H

  • HEALTH COUNSELLING
    Tuesday
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    McE
    Tuesday
    9:30 - 11:30 am
    OR Thursday
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    ESC office (Check monthly program)
    A Registered Nurse from V.O.N. offers blood pressure screening and health counselling on a weekly basis. This drop-in service is provided free of charge, on a one-on-one basis.

  • HIKING CLUB
    Monday
    9:45 am
    Various Locations
    Additional Cost: pay for your own lunch
    Join us for this fun walking program. Each week, this group meets at the Edward Street Centre and carpools to various hiking and lunch destinations. A great way to get in shape, have fun and see our wonderful city! See Program and Service Guide for Dates & Locations.

  • I

  • INCOME TAX CLINIC
    Centre Membership or Day Pass NOT Required
    We provide basic Income Tax preparation by appointment only. This service is free of charge open to those 55+ with limited income. Certain criteria must be met to be eligible for this service. Call for more information and for specific dates.

  • L

  • LAPIDARY AND SILVERSMITHING
    Tuesday and Thursday
    9:00 am - 12 noon
    McE
    Group Fee: nominal yearly fee - TBA
    Learn how to shape and polish semi-precious stones, then make rings or other settings to mount the stones in. We have the equipment, and the instructors who are ready to teach you.

  • LINE DANCE (BEGINNER)
    Friday
    9:00 - 9:45 am
    McE
    Instructor fee $1.00
    (this fee includes all Friday morning dance classes)
    Tuesday 1:00 - 1:45 pm
    ESC - Clogging Room/Gym
    Instructor fee $1.00
    Join us in a fun, friendly atmosphere to learn some of the latest and most popular line dances. This is a great way to exercise, enjoy social fun and learn new dance skills. The participants in this course have a great time and gladly welcome newcomers!

  • LINE DANCE (INTERMEDIATE)
    Friday
    9:45 - 10:30 am
    McE
    Instructor fee $1.00 (this fee includes all Friday morning dance classes)
    Tuesday
    1:45 - 2:30 pm
    ESC
    Instructor fee of $2.00
    Develop your hidden talents and learn new and exciting steps in this progression from beginner line dance. Intermediate participants are encouraged to warm up with the beginner class.

  • M

  • MEDITATION
    Monday
    9:30 am—10:30 am
    McE
    Wednesday
    12:30 – 2:00 pm
    ESC
    You will explore a variety of meditation techniques to help quiet restless thoughts and reduce anxiety.

  • MOVING MOMENTS
    Thursday
    9:30 -10:30 am
    McE
    Instructor fee of $1.00
    Soothe your senses while listening and moving to classical music. Relax your body by using a sequence of slow, flowing movements as you enjoy this combination of dance and exercise.

  • O

  • OST LUNCH BUNCH
    Friday 11:00am — 1:00pm
    McE
    Keep in touch with your friends from the Olde Sandwich Towne Centre. Bring a brown bag lunch and spend some time catching up.

  • P

  • PEPPER
    Friday
    1:00 - 4:00 pm
    McE
    Cost: $1.00 (prize money)
    If you like Euchre, you’ll love Pepper. It is a very easy game to learn and offers opportunities for strategy both in the bidding and the play. The game can be played with four or six players.

  • PRECISION DRILL TEAM
    Tuesday
    12:30 - 1:30 pm
    McE
    Instructor fee of $1.00
    If you want to combine a bit of dancing and a good dose of exercise, then this is the class for you! This group focuses on precision and well-choreographed routines performed to music.

  • PIANO LESSONS (BEGINNER)
    Wednesday
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ESC
    Instructor fee of $2.00
    Structured classes in basic piano skills, reading music, and theory. Principles of rhythm, melody, harmony, and ear training are taught on portable keyboards. At home practice is strongly recommended. Learn at your own pace.

  • R

  • ROUND DANCING
    Friday
    12:30 - 1:00 pm
    McE
    Instructor fee of $1.00 (this fee includes all Friday morning dance classes)
    Learn and practice all your favorite popular dance steps! Join George and Jean Clark for a morning filled with fun, entertainment and fitness! Come with or without a partner.

  • S

  • SENIOR REFLECTIONS
    Monday
    1:30 - 3:30 pm
    ESC
    This energetic group of ladies meets to reminisce, to share their everyday stories and just to chat while having a cup of tea or coffee. A wonderful way to meet new friends!

  • SEQUENCE DANCING
    Monday 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    McE
    Learn the steps, practice the rhythm, and have a great time with your favorite dances, based on standard ballroom and Latin dances including waltz, quickstep, foxtrot and rumba. A wonderful way to spend an afternoon, get some exercise and meet new friends. Some Dancing experience recommended.

  • SEWING, CROCHET AND KNITTING
    Tuesday
    9:30 am - 1:00 pm
    McE
    This group activity is for experienced crafters who wish to make items for our annual Bazaar while enjoying the company of others. The Centre provides all of the material and supplies.

  • SHUFFLEBOARD
    Wednesday
    12:30 - 2:00 pm
    McE
    Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll have a blast with this great group.

  • SNOOKER CLUB
    Monday – Friday 8:30 am -4:00 pm
    McE
    Additional Cost: $20 Annual Snooker Fee or $1 per game
    Whether you are just an amateur or “Pro”, you are guaranteed to have lots of fun in the gregarious company of our ‘seasoned’ snooker players. Come by and find out for yourself!

  • SQUARE DANCING (INTRODUCTION)
    Friday
    10:30 am - 11:30 AM
    McE
    Additional Cost: Instructor fee of $1.00 (includes all Friday morning dance classes)
    Now is your chance to learn this fun activity! Beginners welcome.

  • SQUARE DANCING
    Friday
    11:30 am—12:30 pm
    McE
    Additional Cost: Instructor fee of $1.00
    Join us for Modern Western Square Dancing and have the pleasure of dancing smoothly to good music and sharing a fun activity with wonderful people. Come with or without a partner.

  • SWIMMING AT WINDSOR WATER WORLD
    Tuesday and Thursday 10:45 - 11:30 am
    Windsor Water World (400 Wyandotte St. East)
    Additional Cost: Payable to The City of Windsor Leisure and Recreation Services. Check the Activity Guide for current prices or call Windsor Water World at 253-3806
    Splash into an exciting workout and enjoy the benefits of water exercise. A great way to increase cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, endurance and flexibility. Relieve stress and have fun.

  • T

  • TAI CHI
    Monday
    1:30 - 3:00 pm
    McE
    Monday 10 am - 12 pm or
    Wednesday 2:00 –4:00 pm
    ESC
    Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese exercise that helps with health, balance, breathing and concentration. This ongoing group of friendly participants welcomes newcomers.

  • TAI CHI (ADVANCED)
    Wednesday
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm
    ESC - Clogging Room
    Anyone who has mastered all 317 movements of Tai Chi can join this class.

  • TAP DANCE
    Tuesday
    1:30-2:30 pm
    McE
    Additional Cost: Instructor Cost of $1.00
    Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced on air. You can too! Join us for a great way to learn a new skill and get some exercise. No experience needed - come on out and learn how to tap. Participants are responsible for purchasing their own tap shoes.

  • THERAPEUTIC TOUCH
    Friday
    9:30 am - 11:30 am (by appt. only)
    ESC
    Additional Cost: $5.00 for members, $10.00 for non- members
    Therapeutic Touch is a non-invasive holistic approach to facilitating healing. It is a consciously directed process of energy exchange during which the TT Practitioner uses the hands as a focus for healing. TT has been proven to reduce pain and enhance a person’s healing ability.

  • T.O.P.S (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
    Friday 2:00 pm — 3:30 pm
    ESC
    Additional Cost: $25.00 annual T.O.P.S membership + $2.00 weekly fee
    TOPS is an international family of 235,000 members of all ages, sizes, and shapes, from all walks of life, dedicated to helping each other take off-and keep off-pounds sensibly. We offer fellowship while you change to a healthier new lifestyle and learn to maintain that lifestyle.

  • Q

  • QUILTING
    Thursday 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
    McE
    Want to create a beautiful keepsake which will be sold at our annual Bazaar? Join our longtime quilter in this quiet and relaxing pastime. Beginners always welcome.

  • Y

  • YOGA (Suksahana)
    Wednesday
    9:30 - 10:30 am, McE
    Friday
    11:30 – 12:30 pm
    ESC
    Additional Fee: (small donation to the instructor is appreciated, but not mandatory)
    Yoga is a low – impact form of exercise that helps to reduce stress, improve total fitness, and enhance your sense of self.

  • W

  • WELCOME CLUB
    Last Thursday of the month
    11:30 am
    McE/ESC
    Participants will be invited by phone.
    As its name suggests, the welcome club is an initiative to ensure that new members receive proper orientation through follow up call, introduction to programs and a complimentary luncheon. This system helps new members become familiar with the programs, services and staff at the centres and gives them an opportunity to meet new members.

  • WOMEN ON WEIGHTS LEVEL 1
    Wednesday and Friday
    1:00-1:30 pm OR 1:30-2:00 pm
    McE
    May 5—June 25
    FREE for members, $80 for non-members
    Registration Deadline: April 23
    OR
    Monday AND Thursday
    1:00-1:30 pm
    ESC

  • WOMEN ON WEIGHTS LEVEL 2
    Wednesday and Friday
    2:00-2:45 pm
    McE
    May 5—June 25
    FREE for members, $80 for non-members
    Registration Deadline: December 31
    This program is a continuation of Women on Weights Level 1. Participants MUST have taken level 1 to be eligible for this class.

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Program Legend

ESC - Edward Street

GSC – Goyeau Street

OST – Olde Sandwich Towne

Notes:
  • Activities may vary from Centre to Centre.
  • Transportation is available if required. Call (519)254-1108 for more information.


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