Clip out our regular schedule of events
Walker House Regularly Scheduled Activities
623 King St W, Prescott
613-925-5300 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday - 1pm - bridge
5:30 – weight watchers
7:00 pm – 3rd Monday - SGGOFA
Tuesday - 9:30-scrabble
10 am – noon: drop in for coffee
1pm - crafts (bring your own work and some organized crafts)
Wednesday -9 am – 2nd & last Wed – traditional rug hooking
1pm - art - quiet studio time and some lessons
1pm – woodcarving upstairs with Korny and Peter
Thursday – 9:30 am – yoga with Sue Turner at St. Paul’s United Church
11am- chair yoga with Sue Turner at St Paul’s in the parlour
8:00 -1pm – bunka, hardanger, Swedish weaving, rug punch
1:30 –euchre and cribbage
Friday - 9:30 am- knitting and crochet
11:30 –members lunch – usually on the last Friday (sign up)
1:00 pm – pepper (bid euchre)
Saturday - 9-1(winter) Swedish weaving, bunka, hardanger, rug punch
1:30 – Bridge
* Have an idea for something you’d like to see on our calendar or an activity you’d like to share? Pass it on; we are all ears!
We meet often for special events and take trips both near and far and the information for those will be on the board in the main room. Another way to find out what is happening is to get on our email list.
Membership to Walker House is only $15 per year for locals with an additional $25 fee to the town if you live outside the town limits. Everyone is welcome to participate in a few events to decide if Walker House is a good fit for them before they need to commit. Our programs are open to adults in Prescott and the surrounding communities.
The program director is Susan; she works Monday to Friday. Please see her if you have any questions or check out our website at www.walkerhouseprescott.com
March 14: Top of the Mornin’ to Ye!
I always enjoy this time of the year when our clocks have sprung forward and the geese are returning because that means flowers will soon be in bloom and, of course – green beer!
We have a few special events on our calendar beginning with our member’s lunch on the 23rd with zesty gumbo chicken, rice and beans, creamy cabbage salad and Louisiana bread pudding for dessert. If you haven’t joined us for lunch before, just sign up here please and then come for 11:30 with $8. We always welcome volunteers to help prepare the meal and also to form a clean-up crew afterwards so you can sign up for that too, if you like.
This month we have Helen Brown giving a short presentation following our dessert that sounds like it’s going to be fun. Helen is a yoga teacher who also practises sound therapy with her clients and she will be bringing in a gong so we can experience what that’s like. The sound vibration facilitates a deep sense of peace so many people who practise yoga for wellbeing and stress relief like to add this in to their routine.
One of our favourite craft teachers, Roxie McCara, is returning on Tuesday the 27th at 1pm to teach crochet. There is a photo of the project here with the sign-up sheet. You will be making a triangle shawl using a self striping yarn like Caron cakes. Pick your favourite colour and a size 5 crochet hook and there is no cost to the class; Walker House is paying Roxie for her time so you’ll just need a $1 for the coffee fund. We also always welcome treats if you feel inspired to bake cookies, but that goes for every Tuesday.
Monday the 26th Mary will be here hosting our monthly Alzheimer’s support group in the morning and you can meet with her individually that day, as well. Because it’s tax season, Mary was unable to find an accountant with the time to come so the presentation on wills, POA and the caregiver tax credits will be held later in the spring.
Here are your card winners: Euchre- 1st- Jessie Shaver and Glenna Bonneau tied, 2nd- Jean French, 3rd- Jean McCrady and Micheline Cook tied and the consolation prize went to Jean Dufour. Saturday bridge was won by Barb Martin with Mona Smith placing second.
March 06, 2018We're not too old to play here!I wonder when it was that society decided that to grow into an adult, we must stop playing and move on to more serious matters? We have some of our best experiences here when we break out our toys and just play. Friday at our women's winter wellness day was a great example of that. A packed Merc Hall enjoyed some very informative presentations on healthy aging and some exercise classes. There was lots of discussion and laughter, but we really lit up when Lisa handed out her drumsticks and turned the music up for our Pound class. Some of the same women were here on Monday for our first pottery class with Krista and I noticed a similar response to being handed a big lump of smooth clay and a rolling pin. More than once in both sessions as participants rolled and cut out their bowls they commented with big smiles that it was like being back in kindergarten!I attended a meeting at one of Ottawa's big downtown active living centres last week and we were discussing neuroplasticity and strategies for how we can help stave off dementia as we age. Of course, nutrition plays a key role, but guess what? So does play! Are you seeing a theme in my ramblings this week? I encourage everyone to think about what fun activities used to bring them joy and bring some of that into your day. I'd be willing to bet they will still bring a twinkle to your eye if you tap into it and now science is supporting the idea that games and walking on the beach in our bare feet and singing in the shower are all good for our health as well as our soul. Thank you to Krista, Sue, Katie, and Lisa for playing with us.Remember that pottery continues on Monday the 12th, and 19th of March and then the last class for the first session is April 9th when all your pieces will be painted. There is still room to sign up for the trip to Athens on April 23rd to see her studio and take a spin on the wheel (see what I did there?)Later in March, we'll be having our member's lunch on March 23rd with a New Orleans themed menu of gumbo chicken, beans and rice, cabbage salad and Louisiana bread pudding for dessert. Helen Brown will be our guest and is going to bring her gong to share that with us. All my yogis are going to want to be here for that, for sure!Our card players were busy this week as always and here are their scores:Euchre: 1st- Geneva Odell, 2nd- Jean McCrady, 3rd- Anselm Pidgeon. Monday Bridge: 1st- Valerie Schulz 2nd- Joanne Walsh, 3rd- Cay Brown. Saturday Bridge: 1st- Ron Harvie, 2nd- Mona Smith.
February 6 Let’s Hit the Road!
I can’t wait for spring to arrive, so I am planning some fun trips for the summer to pass the time! I have sign-up sheets posted here for 3 trips: Thursday April 5th, we are going to jaunt up to Ottawa for some retail therapy which always helps beat the blahs! We’ll start at Ikea in time to have a great brunch at their restaurant or just jump right in to shopping. We leave their mall and head to Bayshore for the afternoon and then home again. It will only cost members $15 for the day so there is lots of money left over for shopping and snacks.
I also have tickets for the 1000 Islands Playhouse in Gananoque for two wonderful plays! On July 20th we’ll be attending, “Harvest” a story of a couple who sells their farm and retires only to find out that the “nice young man” who bought it from them is growing a funny crop! On October 3rd, we’ll be attending a ‘dock talk’ before the matinee performance of “Shirley Valentine” Both plays look so funny, I couldn’t pick just one; and the playhouse is in such a beautiful setting. We’ll be able to enjoy the river at the peak of the season and then visit when the fall colours are painted for us. Want to bring a friend along with us? Please do!
Next Monday February 12 we are hosting Tech Tutors for a workshop teaching us how to get the most out of Pinterest. I am guilty of having many boards full of recipes and patterns that I rarely re-visit, so I know there has to be a better way to use it and I trust Jonathan to have the answer! If you are a crafter or a cook who is not familiar with Pinterest, then you need to bring your smart phone, laptop, or tablet down and get on it. You’ll never need to purchase another pattern book again! This fun little workshop is at 9:30 on the 12th and is on the house – just register please by signing up or calling me at 613-925-5300.
The beginner bridge lessons have wrapped up and the next workshop being offered is on Competitive Bidding. It will be held here every Wednesday evening from February 28th - April 25th from 6-8pm. There will be a one and a half hour lesson with a half hour of supervised play at the end of the lesson each week. This is being taught by Rick and Judy Darling and the cost for members for this session is just $10. Some experience playing bridge is essential to joining at this point.
Here are this week’s card scores:
Monday bridge: 1st- Joan Salmon, 2nd- Barb Martin, 3rd- Brian Milne. Euchre: 1st- Geneva Odell, 2nd Mary Typhair, 3rd- Findlay Hill. Saturday Bridge: 1st- Dave Martin, 2nd- Barb Martin.
Here is the chair from our chair workshop, with members Rosemary and Steven enjoying their creations.
Director: Susan Vallom
Drop by for a visit at 623 King Street West in Prescott
Call us at (613) 925-5300