A Newsletter for Monterey Recreation Centre Members Monterey membership $41 for those 50 years and better! www.recreation.oakbay.ca FEBRUARY 2015 O ak Leaves Happy Valentine’s Day Limited tickets available: A Glittery Aﬀair ~ an evening of sparkling elegance and dance ~ Thursday, February 19th 5‐8:30pm Bar opens at 4:30pm Members: $25.50 Non‐members: $29.50 A beautiful dance demonstration and a delicious dinner! Dance to the sounds of vocalist Miranda Sage and the Bob Morrison Orchestra. The Monte re y Performi n g A rt s Present Congratulations Daniel Sunstrum for winning the FREE Monterey Recreation Centre Membership Draw for renewing your membership within 30 days of the expiration date. Association News ....................P4 Clubs ........................................P6 Drop In/Centre Hours ..............P7 Food Services ..........................P5 Movies ....................................P4 Special Events ..................P1 & 2 Trips/Courses ....................P5 & 8 Volunteers ..............................P3 RUMMAGE SALE Saturday, February 28th 9am‐1pm Come in and ﬁnd a good book, some attic treasures, art gallery, women’s clothing, bedding, linens, kitchenware, electronics, computers, tools and much more! Proceeds to Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association! Donations of clean and useful items will be accepted in the Garden Court starting at 8:30am Monday, February 23rd until Friday, February 27th at 4pm. Please do not donate: home baking, men’s clothing, encyclopedias, large luggage. Also, we only accept items in good working order please; no broken items are accepted. THE BEST OF THE BEST Mark your calendars: Setup - Friday, February 27th at 8:30am Saturday, March 14th 2 & 7:30pm Sunday, March 15th 2pm You will want a seat in the audience for this grand stage production! Tickets priced at $10 are still the “best deal in town”. Tickets will be on sale to Monterey Members February 23rd - 9am-noon and February 24th & 25th - 11am-1pm Ticket sales to the Public will be on weekdays from March 2nd 11am-1pm until show time. Wrap Up Meeting - Thursday, March 19th at 12:30pm ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER Wednesday, March 11th 5:30‐8pm Bar opens at 5pm Members: $20.50 Non‐members: $23.50 We won’t leave it to the Luck o’the Irish – Chef Ron will oﬀer some ﬁne fare, after which you will enjoy some festive song & dance! For the menu details and more, please see the poster on the event board. Please wear your luckiest green garb for this fun evening! Please purchase Special Event Tickets MONTEREY RECREATION CENTRE 1442 Monterey Avenue V8S 4W1 in advance from Reception. ℡ 250‐370‐7300 , 250‐370‐7306 8 www.recreation.oakbay.ca New Current Events Discussion Drop in Behind the Veil: Women in Islam Wednesday, February 11th 1‐2:30pm in the Cedar Room Join Kathryn Kearney, retired college professor from George Brown College in Toronto, who will make a short presentation and lead an interactive and lively discussion session. The focus will be on fun and intellectual stimulation. Everyone welcome, men and women. Members $1 Non-members $2 NOTICES UPCOMING TALKS / EVENTS Free Talks: Please register at Reception Caring About Food Safety Wednesday, February 18th • 10‐11:30am in the Computer Lab Monterey members and volunteers are encouraged to attend this Provincial Health Protection on-line course facilitated by Ena Cooke, Monterey Computer Club President. It is a watch-and-learn free talk. No computer skills necessary. Participants will all receive a certificate for participating. This course is an excellent way for volunteers to refresh their food safe knowledge. Bee Keeping Thursday, February 26th • 9:30‐11am in the Pine Room Thinking of keeping bees? The art of bee keeping for beginners, with master bee keeper Barry Denluck, a free talk presented by the Oak Bay Green Committee. Seating is limited so sign up early. February is Heart Month ‐ Take the Pressure Down Wednesday, February 4th • 10am‐12pm Free Blood Pressure reading in the lobby. Blood Pressure Drop‐in Clinic Jester’s Pub Night in the Fern Cafe Wednesday, April 1st 5:30‐7:30pm (bar opens at 5pm) Members: $13.25 Non‐Members: $15.25 There is no fooling. This will be a fun and entertaining evening with Pub Grub you will enjoy. Thursdays, 11:30am‐1pm • Bonsai Room • Free • Drop‐in Stop in and have your blood pressure checked! For Monterey members only. Please take a number upon arrival, first-come, first-served! People Meeting People Dances Sundays, February 1th & 15th • 7-10pm • $8 In the Garry Oak Room. Singles & couples welcome. Lounge Lizards Sundays • 1:30‐3:30pm Members: $.25 Non-Members: $.50 New Performers are welcome. Please sign up at Reception before 1:30pm. A Monterey Members’ Good Health Committee initiative - For Monterey Members only. Nail Care & Waxing Service By Alicia Walach, Esthetician Starting March for a 1 month trial. Wednesdays, 9am-1pm Bonsai Room PAGE 2 Please book appointments in advance at Reception. Services: Hand nail care, polish optional $36-30 minutes. Foot nail care, polish optional $60-1 hour. Includes treatment for calluses & ingrown nails. Hand & Foot nail care package $85-1.5 hours. Facial Waxing: Eyebrow $15-15 minutes. Lip Wax $18-15 minutes. Facial Wax including lip $30-30 minutes. SPOTLIGHT ON VOLUNTEERS To discuss current volunteer openings and roles that may be of interest to you, please contact Joanne Donohue at 250‐370‐7309 or email email@example.com Congratulations Susan Purtell! Bouquets ✿ Many thanks to all of the lads and lassies who assisted with our Robbie Burns Night! From the decorators and table setters to the servers, bar volunteers and all who had ‘speaking roles’ (and those ‘behind the scenes’), you did a splendid job! ✿ A big bouquet of thanks to all of our volunteers and ambassadors who fostered such a warm welcome at January’s New Members Meet & Greet! ✿ Welcome Dora, our new Scheduler for the Coffee Express and pm Café Helper volunteers. ✿ Thank you Vera Jean for continuing to schedule our Cashiers. NTEREY O M CONCERT BAND Thursdays, 4:30‐6pm Drop‐in and try out! Share the Air Help us have a scent free environment! You have won the latest volunteer draw. Your voucher for a “Free Entrée” from the Fern Café can be picked up from Reception. While Susan would say and have you believe that she retired from her volunteer role at the end of December, there’s no denying that over the past month she continued to play a strong supporting role, while turning over the reins for the scheduling of Coffee Express and Fern Café afternoon volunteers. In her seven years as a Scheduler, Susan Susan built a strong rapport and shared confidences with dozens of volunteers, from all walks of life, as a warm, friendly voice on the other end of the phone. On countless occasions she was able to call upon the regulars and spares on the roster to ‘save the day’ – and as often as not, the volunteer on the other end was as happy to be of service as Susan was, securing them to fill that shift. We thank you so very much Susan, for fulfilling such a vital role with positivity and persistence. Your contributions and commitment have helped to solidify things a great deal! Should you miss the sound of your phone ringing, know that you can give us a call – or better yet, pay us a visit at the Centre! All the best to you, in this next chapter of your life! If you would like to be next month’s winner please fill out a yellow chit and enter it into the draw bucket in Joanne’s office after your next volunteer shift at Monterey Recreation Centre. VOLUNTEER and Help Make a Difference Here! Monterey volunteers are Monterey members, working together - as a team, delivering friendly customer service and helping to foster the strong sense of community that everyone enjoys. The Centre is richer for the many individuals who share their time, talents and passions, enriching the overall Monterey experience for everyone. The roles and contributions of our volunteers are as varied as our membership itself. There are positions and roles that have long been established and remain essential (this includes a number of positions in the Fern Café and others supporting the food services area) and, of course, there are volunteer opportunities yet to be identified and put in to practice. We would love to have you get involved with your Centre! Joanne Donohue, the Programmer for Volunteers, would be happy to discuss your interests and help you find the right volunteer role! Please call 250-370-7309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org PAGE 3 ASSOCIATION NEWS From your President, Ena Cooke, Welcome to members of the Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association & visitors! Buy your tickets for the Glittery Affair, Thursday, February 19th featuring the Bob Morrison Orchestra and Miranda Sage! Put on your best clothes and let’s have a splendid time as we did last year! Chef Ron has promised a mouthwatering dinner! Everyone had a great time at the Burns Celebration in January with the magic of haggis, roast beef and the Scottish music by Mary Ross and Ian Rothnie. Many thanks indeed to Ron, Ena, Elizabeth and the piper who also addressed the Haggis! Burns lives and is celebrated each year around the world and we enjoy many of his poems which still stir our blood! Don’t forget to bring your donated items for the February Rummage Sale Saturday, February 28th 9am-1pm - items will be received Monday, February 23rd onwards. Thanks to all those who will be sorting, organizing and working for their centre! Oak Bay Seniors Activity Association’s (OBSAA’s) AGM is Monday, March 9th. Please plan to attend and vote for the Board of the Elected Executive Members who will be responsible for the running of our OBSAA for the next year! These positions are for the President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary. All four people must be prepared and able to continue the work of the upgrading, our ongoing activities and assisting all our OBSAA clubs which requires qualifications, ability and experience! Our year-end fiscal figures are almost complete and the Audit Committee is hard at work. The auditors’ report will be given at the AGM by Walter Gordon and David McAlary. Many thanks to them for all their work! Final year-end copies will be available at the AGM and you can see what your OBSAA has achieved during the past year. Have you enjoyed our Free Talks which the Good Health Committee arranges? Andrew Weaver was well received in January and this month we have Murray Rankin! In the lab (without computers) you can update & learn about safe Food Handling. See page two of the Oak Leaves for the Free Talks. Again we give thanks to all the staff; OBSAA members who give their precious time to be the Elected Executive Board; all seven committee members; club representatives who attend the OBSAA monthly executive meetings and all those who run the clubs! All these hard-working people are involved in the OBSAA decision making process! Grateful thanks also to Mayor Nils Jensen, Ray Herman, Janet Barclay, Lesley Cobus and Joanne Donohue. Please bring your friends for lunch, coffee and goodies to the friendliest place in Oak Bay! Looking forward to seeing you in the centre in February! PAGE 4 MOVIES Thursdays at 1pm Members $1.45 Non‐Members $2.45 Movie Card 10/$14.30 (Tax included) Feb 5 Exit Through the Gift Shop 1½ hrs The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner. The film contains footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work. Feb 12 Welcome Aboard 1½ hrs When a legendary painter meets a feisty teenage runaway, they strike up a strong friendship and help each other make sense of their lives. Patrick Chesnais, Jeanne Lambert, Miou-Miou Feb 19 The Magic of Belle Isle 1½ hrs PG Monty Wildhorn, an alcoholic novelist of Westerns, has lost his drive. His nephew pushes him to summer in quiet Belle Isle. He begrudgingly befriends a newly single mom and her three girls who help him find the inspiration to write again. Morgan Freeman, Virginia Madsen, Madeline Carroll Feb 26 Pawn’s Move 1¼ hrs NR A young man inherits a pawn shop and reaps millions from a collectible. Escaping his mentor's girlfriend, he moves to a small town under a new name. Tyler Roberds, Jami Harris, Jo Anna Holt Mishler Mar 5 Shadows in the Sun 1¼ hrs G An aspiring young writer tracks a literary titan suffering from writers block to his refuge in rural Italy and learns about life and love from the irascible genius and his daughters. Harvey Keitel, Claire Forlani, Giancarlo Giannini OBSAA Constitution & Bylaws are available to all members. Please ask Reception for a copy. Complimentary OBSAA Membership Available Applications are available at Reception. Show your Membership Card to Reception to take advantage of membership discounts! Next OBSAA Monthly Meeting Monday, February 16th • 10am • Pine Room We’d love to see you there! WINTER COURSES FERN CAFÉ MENU Small bills and coins are always appreciated. February 2 Salisbury Steak 3 Cajun Chicken 4 Quiche Lorraine 5 Swiss Steak 6 Soup & Sandwich 9 10 11 12 13 CLOSED Beefaroni & Salad Soup & Sandwich Teriyaki Chicken Juicy Lucy Burger 16 17 18 19 20 Irish Stew Meatloaf Chef’s Choice Soup & Sandwich Pork & Mushroom Pie 23 24 25 26 27 Chef’s Choice Sweet & Sour Chicken Roast Beef & Yorkshire French Meat Pie Soup & Sandwich Come and Celebrate ø = gluten free March 2 Linguini & Clam Sauce 3 Vegetarian Lasagna 4 Braised Pork Chops 5 Soup & Sandwich 6 Chicken Cacciatore FERN CAFÉ HOURS Monday ‐ Friday 9am‐3pm Lunch Entrees: 11am-1pm Soup and Sandwiches: 11am-2pm Entrees are $6.95 unless otherwise posted (while supplies last) Monday, March 16th at 2pm in the lobby with music from 1:15-2pm by Charlie & the Angels. Everyone is invited to this informal party. The cake is generously provided by the Oak Bay Seniors’ Activity Association. FERN CAFÉ MENU ONLINE www.recreation.oakbay.ca Click on: Facilities / Monterey Recreation Centre On the left side of the Monterey Recreation Centre page click on The Fern Café and you will ﬁnd the Fern Café Menu for this month. Sign up today! Balance and Fear of Falling Renee Lindstrom Learn simple exercises designed to use the whole body’s available movement. Increase or re-develop balance through understanding the relationship of how the body counterbalances and supports movement with little effort. Using less effort and stress you can increase mobility in any function such as rolling over, sitting, standing, walking, turning and reaching. 123634 Mon 1-2pm Mar 9-Apr 20 6/$69 Healing through Ikebana Fumi Csizmazia Saturdays 1‐3:15pm Serving coffee and fresh baking, no entrees, soup or sandwiches. Menu subject to change without notice. Tax is included in all food prices. Comfort Casseroles for sale Tuesday to Friday from 11am‐1pm when available. Members’ Birthdays for February & March COFFEE EXPRESS Enjoy a Latte or Cappuccino at the Coffee Express ! ~ HOURS ~ Monday to Friday...... 9:30‐11:30am 1:30‐3:30pm Saturday.................... 9am‐noon Sunday/Holidays ...... 1:30‐3:30pm EXPRESS CARD $12.40 Speed up your transactions and save! Use your Express Card at the Fern Café & Coffee Express Buy 10 cups of coffee, tea, muffins or squares for the price of 9! Express Cards may be purchased at Reception. Membership not required. Retired nurse Fumi Csizmazia will guide you through this unique class. This course will examine the Japanese principles of angles, forms and colour of floral arrangement. Each lesson will begin with a brief body stretching exercise and will conclude with a meditation period. Instructor will discuss supplies at the first class. This course is an opportunity for anyone who is looking for tranquility and to make a spiritual communion to the natural beauty of floral arrangement. It is beneficial for anyone who would like to connect with nature. 124246 Thu 1-2:30pm Apr 2-30 5/$50 Dancing for Brain Health Designed for 50yrs+ Joanne Cuffe Dancing is an excellent activity for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, according to recent studies. Come challenge your brain in a fun, supportive setting! This class draws on brain health best practices and includes a large variety of dance activities for moving in new ways - sampling different styles, games and spurs for improvising. Designed for 50yrs+, but adults of all ages and abilities welcome. No dance experience needed. 124243 Wed 2:30-3:30pm Mar 4-Apr 1 R 5/$50 PAGE 5 CLUB NEWS continued from page 5... The Book Club will meet to discuss Almost English by Charlotte Mendelson on February 16th, The Invention of Hugo Cabaret, a novel in words & pictures by Brian Selznick on March 16th & The Children Act by Ian McEwan on April 20th. We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month at 1pm. We post a brief summary on the Club Notice Board shortly after the meeting. Carpet Bowling: Now that we are all over the holidays, need some exercise to wear off all that turkey and goodies? We meet every Tuesday, 1-4pm in the Garry Oak Room. Come have a few laughs and meet some new friends. We have a lot of fun! Chinese Brush Painting: We have appreciated having presentations by experienced members of the club to enrich our enjoyment of Chinese Brush Painting. The topics have ranged from gluing and applying borders to paintings, to demonstrations of the painting of exotic flowers and the painting of exciting horses in motion. February will be the start of the Chinese New Year of the Sheep/Goat and we will try our best to illustrate those animals. We shall also celebrate the occasion of the New Year with a Chinese luncheon at a restaurant. The date is tentatively set for February 20th. As always, members of Monterey are welcome to join our club at Windsor Pavilion on Fridays, 9am-noon. "Gung hay fat choy!" Happy New Year! Classical Music: The Classical Music Club will meet on Thursday, February 12th, 4-5:30pm in the Fir Room when Frances Rosenberg will present a program on Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Minor, Op. 64 (1844). Inspired by his friendship with the famous violinist Ferdinand David, this piece with its unique fusion of lyricism and virtuosity is one of the best loved in the violin concerto repertoire. All are invited to attend. PAGE 6 Deadline for club news is one month in advance! (100 words or less) in person or email@example.com Craft Carnival: Rummage Sale February 28th, 9am-1pm is what we are thinking about (of course, volunteers also come in the day before to get it ready)! To the sorters, porters, settersups, takers-down, tidy-uppers and staff – thanks in advance for what we know will be another great day of Monterey team spirit! It may be “rummage” but we hope that whatever we receive is clean and useable: we appreciate not needing “washer-uppers” and “thrower-outers”! Darts: Fun! A friendly supportive group welcoming new members; both beginner and experienced players to practice darts; board and instruction available during club time. Magnetic wand for retrieval of fallen darts from the floor for those worried about mobility. 1-4pm on Tuesday and Sunday afternoons with a tea break at half-time. Laughter occurs often; singing frequently. Come out and give us a try. Family History: February meeting on Thursday, February 12th will be a talk by Randy Stewart, Cultural Chair, Highland Games Association. Title: My Father’s Collection: Some Historic Scottish Artifacts with an update on plans for a local Scottish history centre. Garden: Wow we are really into our New Year. Why not come and join a new club, we are a happy group, and would like you to visit. Learn what can be achieved even on a balcony. Indoor plants are also a joy. Our next meeting will be held Wednesday, February 18th at 2pm in the Garden Court . Note-Ables: Rehearsals for our portion of the show, The Best of the Best, on March 14th & 15th are well underway on Sunday and Thursday afternoons. The production staff is busy preparing costumes and props. Dates and times of ticket sales are as shown on the front page of this Oak Leaves. More news regarding our AGM will be published in the next issue of this column. Sing-a-Long meets Thursdays 10-11:30am. You are invited, join us! Celebrate St. Valentine’s Day February 12th with the Trilights Band and Charlie! Alan Cowood, Kathleen Edge, Win Robertson, Derek Howe, pianists, Charlie on drums, guitarist Paul Gawthrop and Jim Lawler, clarinetists encourage us to sing - so good for our hearts! January 22nd we celebrated Robert Burns Day with a stirring program by Derek Howe, Charlie Bedford. Many members wore tartan! Calling the Welsh March 5th, we celebrate St David’s Day! Calling the Irish March 12th we celebrate St Patrick’s Day! Keep well and sing with us! Spanish: Travelling to Spain, Mexico or South/Central America or are you interested in practicing your Spanish? The Spanish Club meets every Friday, 11:15am-12:30pm. Topics of discussion are varied and lively. We aim to improve our Spanish and have fun. We are not a teaching group only a conversational group. Come and try us out! Ukulele: The club sometimes plays just what members want to play but those Mondays seem to be few. The Kensington Care Facility preferred a Hawaiian playlist so that's what we practiced and performed in January. Now we are working on a new playlist of old favourites with good tunes and lyrics to perform for the Saanich Peninsula Hospital and MRC in March. Its always good fun Mondays, 1-3pm. Walking: About 30 members met at NAR restaurant for the annual Christmas luncheon on December 8th. We normally meet at 9:30am on Mondays in the Centre lobby. You can choose from a stroll or a faster steady walk around our neighbourhood for an hour with socializing afterwards. A great opportunity to explore our many back lanes and secret places while getting in your 10,000 steps a day! CLUBS AND DROP-IN ACTIVITIES • Bold Type requires advance registration or ticket purchase. Please see Reception. Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday 9:15‐11:30 Computer 9‐9:45 Moderate Fitness 9‐11:30 Silversmithing 9:30 Walking 10‐10:45 Mild Fitness 11‐11:45 Gentle Fitness 9‐noon 9‐11:30 9‐noon 9‐9:45 Moderate Fitness 9‐11:30 Woodcrafters 9:30‐11:30Novice Bridge Drop‐in 9:30‐noon Computer 10‐10:45 Mild Fitness 11‐11:45 Gentle Fitness 9‐noon 9‐noon Bingo (2nd & 4th) Scrabble Book (3rd) Foursome Bridge Rummoli Ukulele Woodcrafters Table Tennis (Level 1) 1:15‐3:30 Computer 3:15‐4:30 iPad Club 12:45‐3 12:30‐4 1‐3pm 1‐4 1‐3 1‐3 1‐3:30 1‐4 Art Woodcrafters Table Tennis (Level I ) 9:15‐11:30 Computer 9:30‐noon Craft Carnival 9:45‐11:45 Monterey Chorus 10:30‐noon Agemates 12:30‐4 Carpet Bowling 12:30‐4:15 Duplicate Bridge 1‐3:30 Woodcrafters 1‐4 Darts 1:15‐3:30 Computer Friday 9‐noon Chinese Brush Painting 9‐9:45 Strength Fitness 9:15‐11:30 Computer 10‐10:45 Mild Fitness 10‐noon Drama 10‐11 French 11‐11:45 Gentle Fitness 11:15‐12:30 Spanish 12:30‐3:45 Mahjong 1‐3:30 Woodcrafters 1‐4 Friendship Bridge 1:15‐3:30 Computer 1:30‐3:30 Scriveners Saturday 12:15‐4 2‐4 Duplicate Bridge Merry Widows (3rd) Sunday 1‐4 1‐4 1‐4 Darts Note‐Ables Table Tennis (Level 2) 1:30‐3:45 Lounge Lizards 12:45‐4 1‐4 1:15‐3:30 1‐3:30 1‐3:30 2:15‐4:15 2‐4 2:15‐4:15 3:15‐4:30 Progressive Pairs Bridge Cribbage Computer Woodcrafters Stamp Lapidary Garden (3rd) Dealer’s Choice Poker iPad Club 6:30‐9:30 Table Tennis (Level I & 2) 6:45‐8:45 Lapidary UPCOMING CLUB CANCELLATIONS AND CHANGES: All classes are cancelled Monday, February 9 due to holiday Concert Band & Noteable cancelled: Thursday. February 19 for a special event In the case of a FIRST AID EMERGENCY please alert Reception. CENTRE HOURS Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday .............................. 8:30am‐8:45pm Friday .............................. 8:30am‐4:30pm Saturday ................................ 8:45am‐4pm Sunday ...................................... 12:45‐4pm Holiday, Monday, February 9.... 12:45‐4pm Monterey Recreation Staﬀ: Lesley Cobus, Centre Coordinator 250-370-7303 firstname.lastname@example.org Janette Sproston, Course Programmer 250-370-7305 email@example.com Joanne Donohue, Trips, Events, Volunteer Programmer 250-370-7309 firstname.lastname@example.org Doug Clarke, Head of Reception 250-370-7302 email@example.com Art Table Tennis (Level 2) 9:30‐11:30 Family History (2nd) 10‐11:30 Sing‐a‐Long 11:30‐1 Blood Pressure Clinic 1‐3 Movies‐ see page 4 1‐3:30 Woodcrafters 1‐4 Whist 2:45‐4:15 Note‐Ables 4‐5:30 Classical Music Club (2nd) 4:30‐6 Concert Band The Billiards Room and Woodworking Shop are open during Centre hours. Drop‐in Bridge Foursome Bridge Mon 1-4pm Progressive Pairs Wed 12:45-4pm Friendship Foursome Fri 1-4pm Non‐Members $2.80 Members $1.80 Members only: 5 tickets for $8.10 10 tickets for $13.50 Novice Bridge Wed 9:30-11:30am Non‐Members $5.90 Members $4.90 Members 5 pack $22.00 Duplicate Bridge Tues 12:30-4:15pm Sat 12:15-4pm Non‐Members $8.35 Members $7.35 Members 5 pack $33 Note: Tax included PAGE 7 MONTEREY OUTINGS Chinese Dinner The Old Coachman Eatery Luxurious Lunch Wednesday, February 25th Cost: $60 Member Cost: $51 Register by: Wed., February 18th Departs: 10:30am Returns: 1:30pm We will travel a round-about route to our lunch destination, revisiting some sights and spots that have storied pasts - or are simply tough to envision, given the developments that we’ve seen locally in recent years – and decades! (Cost includes transportation, lunch, tax and gratuity.) Wednesday, April 8th Cost: $60 Member Cost: $51 Register by: Wed., March 25th Departs: 10:30am Returns: 1:30pm Discover one of the best kept secrets on Camosun College’s Lansdowne campus – and enjoy a luxurious lunch! The 2nd year Hotel and Restaurant Management students operate Dunlop House Restaurant in a home that was designed by famed Victoria architect Samuel Maclure. The venue and its character will impress you as will the meal. (Cost includes transportation, lunch, tax and gratuity.) Wednesday, February 11th Cost: $54 Member Cost: $46 Register by: Tuesday, February 3rd Departs: 5:30pm Returns: 8pm Let’s welcome the Chinese New Year (and Year of the Sheep) a little bit early, with an amazing array of delicious dishes and some special guests around the table, to enlighten us as to many of the traditions that have Gilbert & Sullivan Operetta and Lunch long been a part of such occasions! (Cost includes transportation, dinner, tax & Sunday, March 22nd Cost: $94 Member Cost: $80 gratuity.) Register by: Wed., March 11th Butterﬂy Gardens Departs: 11:15am Returns: 5:30pm Wednesday, March 4th Iolanthe is the seventh of the Gilbert Cost: $60 Member Cost: $51 and Sullivan collaborations and is their most charming with some of the best Register by: Monday, February 23rd Departs: 9:30am Returns: 1:30pm music Sir Arthur Sullivan ever wrote. It poses the question of what would Escape the everyday and visit the happen if fairies intervened in our warmth, beauty and romance of a everyday lives. Presented at the Charlie tropical jungle setting. Caribbean White Theatre in Sidney, we will enjoy flamingos wander through a stream lunch at The Lakes in advance of the amongst beautifully coloured fish, operetta. (Cost includes lunch, performance surrounded by exotic plants and a ticket, transportation, tax and gratuities.) number of other tropical birds and animal species to observe. Know that it will be a tropical climate we will • Please see Reception for trip policies step into, so please dress accordingly (guests, early registration and other for the visit. One of the most important details). enjoyable parts of this trip will be sharing glimpses of the digital photos • Trips fill quickly! Register early to ensure your space. Trips may cancel with many will take – these can be enjoyed insufficient registration. while awaiting your lunch service. (Cost includes transportation, admission, • Please note: where ever possible, travel will lunch, tax & gratuity.) be in the Departmental Coach. Free Course. Sign up at Reception! Head up – An Introduction to Brain Health Gabriela Townsend Healthy aging is important for everyone, and it is essential not to forget the health of your brain as well! This workshop encourages participants to actively engage in protecting and maintaining their brain. Learn strategies and set goals for improving the health of your mind, body and spirit. Anyone interested in brain health is welcome to attend. 124461 Tue 1-3pm Mar 24 Free Project Johnny Cash (at Chemainus Theatre) Saturday, April 11th Cost: $125 Member Cost: $106 Register by: Wednesday, March 25th Departs: 9:30am Returns: 6pm Saunter into the rockabilly world of legendary musical storyteller and Man in Black Johnny Cash. We pay theatrical tribute with over 40 hit songs that celebrate the dark and light sides of his incredible career, along with his famous friends. (Cost includes transportation, theatre ticket, brunch, tax and gratuities.) Monterey Clubs: Let us take the wheel! Your Club members can enjoy a stress-free outing. With Recreation Oak Bay’s Coach (which seats 20 comfortably), there are lots of options available to you! Talk with your fellow Monterey members about a customized outing and contact Joanne to discuss the possibilities! Call her at 240-370-7309.
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