Activity Groups Spring 2018

Our activity groups emphasize learning by doing. Participants meet to pursue a common interest and develop/improve their skills in a hands-on, less formal manner. All activity groups are led by a volunteer member of SLR who has some expertise in the subject.

Spring 2018 ACTIVITY GROUPS

SLR is pleased to offer the following Activity Groups. Please note that the Activity Group location, number of sessions, registration fees, and additional charges for materials vary. Activity Groups are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Below is a newly updated list of the activity group choices for the Spring 2017 term at SLR. They are shown in the chart below. A detailed listing follows, beneath the chart.
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Day Time Dates Titles
Activity Groups Click for details
Tue. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Apr 17 – Jun 12 Be a Player
Thur. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Apr 24 – May 17 Picture This
Thur. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Apr 26 – May 24 The Jazz Singer
Fri. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Apr 27 – Jun 15 Let’s UKE it Up
Tue. 1:30 pm – 3:30 p.m. May 29 – Jun 26 Gardening
Discussion Groups Click for details
Tue. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Apr 24 – May  2
The Effects of Social Media on Our Lives
Wed. 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. May 16 – Jun 13  2018 Ontario Provincial Election
Wen. 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Apr 25 – Jun 13 Short Story Club
Interest Groups Click for details
1st Thur.
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. 2017 -2018 year Photography Club  FULL
Every other Thur. 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. 2017 -2018 year
RECORDER ENSEMBLE
Meets Fri. 11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. Sept 2017 to Jun 18
THE GINA BARBER SLR SINGERS
2nd Sun. Afternoon Matinee
Sept 2017 to Jun 18
Friends of the HIGHLAND
Social Events Click for details
Thur. 12 noon Apr 19 SPRING LUNCHEON AND  A.G.M.
Tue. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 May 15 SPRING NATURE HIKE
Tue. 9:30 a.m. Deperture May 29 Bus Trip to the Royal Botanical Gardens
Mon. 12 noon Jun 11 STRAWBERRIES SOCIAL
Thur.. 2:00 p.m. Jul 12
SUMMER THEATRE ADVENTURE
Mark Your Calendars Click for details
Wen. 10:00 a.m.  –  1:00 p.m.
April 11 SPRING OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION
Thur. 12:00 noon Apr 19 SPRING LUNCHEON AND  A.G.M.
Thur.  Week of Apr 23rd Week of April 23th
SPRING TERM BEGINS
    Mid May FALL PROGRAM BROCHURE
Tue. 10:30 a.m. .m.   May 15
SPRING NATURE HIKE
  May 21 VICTORIA DAY HOLIDAY (No Classes)
Tue.   May 29 BUS TRIP TO ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Thu.  1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. May 25 FALL PROGRAM REVIEW AND REGISTRATION
Mon.  12:00 noon Jun 11 STRAWBERRIES SOCIAL
Thur.   Jul 12 SUMMER THEATRE ADVENTURE

To obtain your own detailed listing, you may print this page or you may click on either of two document options:
Springa 2018 Activity Groups (pdf)                                                           Click Here for Registration Form
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Spring 2018 ACTIVITY GROUPS

All locations at Grosvener lodge unless otherwise noted

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PLAYTIME with Mary Neil
Tuesday p.m. 1:30 – 3:30
April 17 – June 12 (9 sessions)
Fee: $55 (Maximum 15 members) 

Meditation helps make our minds peaceful.  Mindfulness helps us pay attention to what comprises that peaceful path in order to achieve a richer, more meaningful life, while accepting the hardships that inevitably go with it.  This course is an enlightening and practical guide to reducing stress and realizing the source of our happiness.

PICTURE THIS with Jeff Keenor
Thursday a.m.  9:30 – 11:30
April 26 – May 17 (4 sessions)
Fee:  $25; Maximum 12 members

 Are you disappointed with the photographs that you take?  Do you only shoot on Auto?  Wonder what those funny icons on the camera mean?  In four sessions you will improve your understanding of the controls on your digital camera, develop composition skills, and learn basic image editing on your computer. 

THE JAZZ SINGER with Jeff Keenor

Thursday p.m. 1:30 – 3:30
April 26 – May 24 (5 sessions)
Fee: $30; Maximum 12 members

Jazz singers have added varied phrasing and melodic conceptions to instrumentals. Ranging from raspy to smooth, from poetic lyrics to gibberish scatting, jazz vocalists have added another layer of texture and complexity to musical performances.  Their lives and music will fascinate lovers of all music genres.  Possible artists:   Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat “King” Cole, Lena Horne, Michael Bublé, Dinah Washington, Diana Krall, Mel Torme.

 LET’S UKE IT UP with Noële Hall
Friday p.m. 1:30 – 3:30
April 27 – June 15 (8 sessions)
Fee: $50; Maximum 12 members

Learn to play the versatile, little four-stringed ukulele. Together we will learn a little strumming, a little finger picking, and even a few cool solos!  Absolutely no musical background or ability to read music is required. Bring a ukulele, music stand, and the Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book 1, Audio Access version.  (Purchase at Long and McQuade, $15.95).

GARDENING with Pat McCabe
Tuesday p.m. 1:30 – 3:30 (Location of first session: TBA)
May 29 – June 26 (5 sessions)
Fee:  $30; Maximum 10 members

Back by popular demand!  We will visit gardening sites, share tips and have some laughs.  A few sites have been set up, and we can discuss some additional sites. Perhaps you know of some hidden treasure – maybe even your garden!  

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DISCUSSION GROUPS

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THE EFFECTS OF SOCIAL MEDIA ON OUR LIVES with Margaret Cowan
Tuesday a.m. 9:30 – 11:30
April 24 – May 22 (5 sessions)
Fee: $30; Maximum 12 members 

The arrival of social media has changed our world in many ways – for better and for worse.  How has it improved our lives? What challenges has it introduced and how are we to respond? Join with others to discuss the impact of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other new media platforms ever-present in our lives today.

2018 ONTARIO PROVINCIAL ELECTION with Ray Jones
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ednesday a.m. 9:30 – 11:30
May 16 – June 13 (5 sessions)
F
ee: $30; Maximum 12 members
 

In the coming year, Ontario voters will elect a new provincial government.  There are many issues facing Ontarians, some popular and unpopular decisions made by the current premier, and new directions to be taken to create a better place for us all to live.  Find out about the issues and the candidates. Come and join in the lively discussion.

SHORT STORY BOOK CLUB with Deborah Roberts
Wednesday p.m. 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
April 25 – June 13 (8 sessions)
Fee: $50; Maximum 12 members
 

Short stories are mostly based on a single theme that revolves around a small cast of characters. They cover every genre possible from classic to horror to fantasy.  “The Telltale Heart” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” by Alice Munro, “A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Join us as we discuss a short story each week.

 

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INTEREST GROUPS

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PHOTOGRAPHY CLUB with Jeff Keenor    FULL
Meets 1st Thursday a.m. of each month 11:45 – 1:00
Fee:  $15 for 2016 – 2018 year
Maximum 19 members

Open to anyone with a digital camera, any skill level.  Share photographs, tips and techniques, so that all increase their enjoyment of photography.

RECORDER ENSEMBLE with John Morgan
Meets every other Thursday p.m. 2:00 – 3:30
Location:  Church of St. Jude, Fanshawe and Adelaide
Fee:  $50 for 2016 – 2018 year

This is a continuing group – new members welcome.  It is expected that all members will play a C or F instrument and be in the process of learning the second instrument.

SERIOUSLY LITTLE REHEARSED SINGERS with Susan Jones and Mike Zadorsly
Meets Fridays, 11:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
Fee: $15 for 2016-2017 year 

Does singing make you happy? Can you carry a tune? If you can say yes to one of these, you are eligible to become a member of Seriously Little Rehearsed, the singing group that loves to laugh and sing. Sometimes we perform for our members. That’s fun, too.

FRIENDS OF THE HYLAND with Mary Evans and Helen Bullas
September 2016 – June 2018
Fee: Free with SLR membership

Meets 2nd Sunday of the month for early matinee at the Hyland Theatre followed by lively discussion at a local resturant.

SOCIAL EVENTS

SPRING LUNCHEON AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Thursday, April 19 at 12:00 noon
Westhaven Golf and Country Club
7083 Egremont Drive (off Fanshawe Park Road West)
Cost of Lunch $20; AGM only: no charge

Join us for the 24th AGM at our favourite spring venue for a delicious lunch at the elegant and picturesque Westhaven.  The business side of the gathering will include the presentation of reports and a call for nominations for the Board of Directors, followed by some light entertainment from the Gina Barber SLR Singers and Brenda’s famous jokes.  Lunch begins at noon SHARP.  Anyone wishing to attend the AGM only should arrive by 1:30.

SPRING NATURE HIKE
Tuesday, May 15 10:00 – 12:00 (Rain date: Tuesday May 22)
Dorchester Millpond
Cost: No charge. Max. 15 people 

Explore the historic Millpond on a 3.5 km trail that is a natural setting for white oak, white pine, black cherry and maple. The century-old pond provides a setting for quiet enjoyment. Raspberry bushes and dogwood support various mammals such as cottontails, raccoons and whitetailed deer.  The pond is inhabited by waterfowl, turtles and beavers, and boasts beautiful yellow lilies.

BUS TRIP TO ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS
Tuesday, May 29
9:30 a.m. Depart London on Badder Bus to Burlington
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. E.T.A. back to London
Cost: $40 

The RBG is the largest botanical garden in Canada, a National Historic Site with a mandate to bring together people, plants and nature.  Do not miss this opportunity to enjoy a guided tour with the chance to see clematis, peonies and irises as they burst into their spring glory.  The Annex Café will cater a delicious afternoon lunch with open face sandwiches, scones and a fruit platter.

STRAWBERRY SOCIAL
Monday, June 11
12:00 noon at Grosvenor Lodge
Cost: $15 

When June arrives at Grosvenor Lodge we look forward to our annual Strawberry Social, a much anticipated event in our line-up of social activities.  Enjoy a finger-food lunch topped off with a delicious strawberry dessert while you have the opportunity to chat and mingle with SLR friends.  This is a great way to celebrate the end of the spring term.

SUMMER THEATRE ADVENTURE
CANADA 151 – BETTER LATE THAN SORRY
Thursday, July 12
Huron County Playhouse
12:00 noon Optional lunch at Schoolhouse Restaurant
2:00 p.m. Matinee performance at the theatre
Cost: $20 for lunch at the Schoolhouse Restaurant
           $40 for performance 

Following Canada’s sesquicentennial, our love for the true north strong and free is on full display in 2018 with a brand new show that celebrates what it means to be quintessentially Canadian.  After reaching his 70th birthday, RCMP Constable Archibald F. Inkster and his horse are put out to pasture. He throws himself into a retirement hoedown complete with music, dancing and biting satirical humour.

 

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

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SPRING OPEN HOUSE AND REGISTRATION
Wednesday, April 11, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Grosvenor Lodge 

This is your chance to register for the Study, Activity, Discussion and Interest Groups of your choice and talk with the moderators and facilitators.  Short information sessions will be presented for prospective and current members who would like to get an overview of SLR and discover all we have to offer.  As usual, refreshments are free.  Everyone is welcome.  Don’t hesitate to bring your friends. 

SPRING LUNCHEON AND 24th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (See Social Events)
Thursday, April 19, 12:00 noon sharp
For AGM only:  Arrive by 1:30

SPRING TERM BEGINS
Week of April 23rd  

 

FALL PROGRAM BROCHURE

Our brochure with the Fall 2018 selections will be available mid-May.  The Fall term begins the week of September 17th. 

SPRING NATURE HIKE (see Social Events)
Tuesday, May 15, 10:00 a.m.

 VICTORIA DAY (no classes)
Monday, May 21

 BUS TRIP TO ROYAL BOTANICAL GARDENS (see Social Events)
Tuesday, May 29

 FALL PROGRAM PREVIEW AND REGISTRATION
Thursday, May 31, 1:30 – 3:30 (doors open 1:00; presentations start at 1:30 sharp)
Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East 

Listen to the moderators and facilitators describe their courses and activity groups, and be among the first to sign up.  Our program previews are lively and fun, with each moderator or facilitator trying to convince you that their course is the right one for you.  Another chance to socialize and enjoy free refreshments. Bring your friends!

STRAWBERRY Social (see Social Events)
Monday, June 11, 12:00 noon 

SUMMER THEATRE ADVENTURE (see Social Events)
Thursday, July 12, Lunch @ 12:00 noon; Theatre @ 2:00 p.m.

Note:  For additional details on all our groups, please visit our website at         http://www.slrlondon.ca

 

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