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Active Living, Pembina Active Living, PAL55+ Richmond Kings Community Centre: first annual fundraising dinner, Oct. 16, 5:30/6:30 p.m., Four Points by Shereton Hotel, 2935 Pembina Hwy. MC Dorothy Dobbie, gov't representatives, entertainment with Michelle Anseeuw, raffle tickets, silent auction. New fall programs, Grace Church, 50 Barnes St.: yoga, beginners & intermediate, Monday, 9:15 & 10:30 a.m.; watercolour art, Monday, 1-3 p.m.; meditation, Thursday, 10-11 a.m.; older adult weight training/ exercise, Friday, 9:15-10:15 a.m.; belly dance, Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. PAL programs, St. Norbert C.C.: older adult weight training/exercise, Monday, 9-10 a.m., Thursday, 9-10 a.m. & 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Latin dance, Monday, 1-2:30 p.m. PinPals bowling, Dakota Lanes, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-noon; PalPutters, Southside Golf Course, Monday, 8 a.m.; PAL movie night, last Thursday of the month; Lunch Pals, last Friday of the month. or Alanna, 204-946-0839.

Age & Opportunity Elder-abuse workshop, Doing it Together: A Co-ordinated Community Response to Abuse of Older Adults. Information: 204-956-6440 or .

Age & Opportunity, 400 Stradbrook Ave.: crafts, Mondays, 2:30 p.m.; pilates, Mondays, 1:30 p.m.; tai chi, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.; yoga, Thursdays, 10:45 a.m.; zumba gold, Fridays, 1:30 p.m.; painting & drawing, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.; aqua-fit, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.; table tennis, Tuesdays, 1:30 p.m. (free); scrabble club, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. (free); hearing tests by Connect Hearing, appointment only, Nov. 14, 1 p.m.; choir, Fridays, 10:30 a.m.; SafetyAid presentation, Oct. 17, 2 p.m. (free), and Operation Medicine Cabinet presentation, Oct. 24, 2 p.m. (free); 204-956-6490.

Age & Opportunity, West End, 1315 Strathcona St.: belly dance, Fridays, 10 a.m.; clogging, Thursdays, 2 p.m.; line dancing, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; ballroom, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; West End walkers club, free, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9 a.m.; gentle yoga, Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m.; canasta, Mondays, 1 p.m., free; mature driver workshop, Oct. 23, 1 p.m.; table tennis, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m., free; digital photography, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; woodcarving, Fridays, 1 p.m., free; social gathering, Wednesdays, 9 a.m., free; beginners computer courses coming soon, Mondays, 1 p.m., register: 204-975-5167.

A.N.A. Vet 283 55+ Fit & Flex Exercises one-hour classes, three times a week, now-May, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Monday and Wednesday, aerobics and yoga; Friday, yoga. Information: Edie, 204-888-5911, or Lorraine, 204-832-1141.

Archwood 55 Plus, Archwood Community Centre, 565 Guilbault St.: willow stick movement and yoga class, Monday; strength-balance/zumba and bowling, Tuesday; silver sneakers walking group, Wednesday; cardio-strengthening workout, Thursday; line dancing, Friday; Sisters of the Holy Rock concert, Oct. 13; bowling, Tuesday, 1 p.m., Windsor Park Lane. Day trip to Grand Forks, Nov. 7, departing 7 a.m., Salisbury House, Fermor and St. Anne's Road, 204-416-1067, 204-962-3331 or . Register: 204-962-3331 or .

Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club in St. James would like to invite senior men curl Friday mornings in our league. First round, Oct.-Dec. Second round, Jan.-March. Information: 204-837-8181.

Bleak House, 1637 Main St.: Tuesday morning crafts, lunch, ceramics and bingo; Wednesday morning exercise class; Friday morning quilting. 204-338-4723.

Central Corydon Community Centre: art classes; badminton, Thursdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood Site, 1170 Corydon Ave.; bingo, Mondays, 7 p.m., Crescentwood Site, and Thursdays, 7 p.m., Sir John Franklin Site, 1 Sir John Franklin Rd.; bridge, Mondays, 1 p.m., River Heights Site,1370 Grosvenor Ave.; cribbage, Tuesdays, 1 p.m., Crescentwood Site; quilting club, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., Crescentwood Site; various fitness classes; walking club, Mondays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. at various locations. Rides available. Information: 204-488-7000 or .

Charleswood Senior Centre Inc., 5006 Roblin Blvd.: various recreation, educational and leisure programs for those 55 plus. 204-897-5263 or .

Club Eclipse hosts modern square dancing for new dancers, Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m., 255 Av de la Cathédrale at Langevin. Call Elaine, 204-255-5200.

Creative Retirement Manitoba: bus tours -- Gimli, Neepawa Lily Festival, Kenora boat cruise; special interest classes -- Manitoba staycations, mapping Manitoba; health -- yoga, walking club; leisure -- bridge, photography; computers and technology, everything from Google to blogging. 204-949-2565 or .

Dakota 55+ Lazers Jonathan Toews Community Centre, 1188 Dakota St.: Mondays, cribbage; Tuesdays, line dancing, floor curling; Wednesdays, public skating, whist and various health and education programs; Thursdays, floor shuffle, kraft korner. Information: Karen, 204-254-1010, ext. 206.

Daytimers Toastmasters meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, Glenwood Community Centre.

Deer Lodge Senior Men's Curling League is looking for curlers for the 2012-13 season, Oct.-March, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 11 a.m.-1:15 p.m. All skill levels plus first-time curlers welcome. Information: Jim, 204-837-6900, or Dennis, 204-261-8790.

Earl Grey Seniors drop-in social bridge, coffee and refreshments every Wednesday, 1-4 p.m., Earl Grey C.C., 360 Cockburn St. N., lane entrance.

Fort Garry Legion Texas Hold'em, Mondays, 7 p.m.; cribbage, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; branch bingo, Fridays, 7:30 p.m.; meat draw and supper, Saturdays, 6 p.m. 1125 Pembina Highway, 204-284-8027.

Fraternal Order of Eagles, 3459 Pembina Highway: bingo, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., Sunday, 7-9 p.m.; cribbage tournament, Tuesdays, 7 p.m. Register: 204-269-4332.

Friendly Phoners, a telephone outreach program created for seniors in the community of Seven Oaks who would like to share friendly conversation with senior volunteers, looking for senior volunteers and for seniors who would enjoy receiving calls. 204-339-1701 or 204-612-3888.

General Sir Sam Steele Legion Branch #117: karaoke, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; seniors' lunch and dance, Wednesdays, noon-3:30 p.m.; Texas hold'em, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m., and Saturday afternoons; bingo, Fridays, 7 p.m.; band, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; meat draws, Saturday afternoons and nights.

Glenwood Community Centre, 27 Overton St.: social bridge Fridays, 12:30 p.m. Information: Sylvia, 204-256-9779, or Audrie, 204-414-0205. SMART (seniors maintaining active rolls together) program, Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Seniors badminton, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 204-253-2542.

Golden Rule Seniors, Fort Rouge Leisure Centre, 625 Osborne St.: bridge, Thursdays, 1 p.m.; lawn bowling, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon. 204-453-1085 or 204-986-4931.

Good Neighbours Active Living Centre fitness: beginner/continuing pilates, exercise for osteoporosis, Nice 'n' Easy, PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise), zumba gold, cardio dance, tai chi, Taiji Qigong, beg./adv. yoga, laughter yoga, ballroom dance, belly dance, beginner country two step, beginner clogging, aqua fitness, making muscles and beginner/intermediate line dance; creative writing, acrylics, watercolour, harmonica, choristers, handbells and recorder; Toastmasters, Mugs, nine- and 18-hole golf, bridge, billiards, cribbage, mahjong, Saturday night drop-in, book club, men's breakfast club and stamp club; computer classes, one-on-one computer training, bridge lessons; co-ed cooking club, Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.; fashion show, Oct. 17, 1:30 p.m.; Hollywood health fair, Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Information: Vanessa, 204-669-1710, or .

Granite Senators Curling is a seniors' mixed group that curls Tuesdays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m., Granite Curling Club, 1 Granite Way. Information: Denis, 204-489-8734.

Greendell Seniors 55 Plus badminton, Mondays and Thursdays, 12:45-2:45 p.m., Wednesdays, 9-10:45 a.m., Greendell Park Community Centre, 75 Woodlawn Ave. 204-256-6939.

Gwen Secter Creative Living Centre, 1588 Main St.: shuttle bus, Wednesdays. Transportation from Seven Oaks, Garden City, West Kildonan and Maples. Looking for bridge players, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. Information: 204-339-1701.

Henderson Hwy. Branch 215 Legion: Mondays, Monday night football, Jets games; Tuesdays, crib night; Wednesdays, wing night; Thursdays, dance night, live band; Fridays, various music; Saturdays, live band. 204-338-4867.

Kirkfield Streamliners offers a lose weight and light resistance & strength exercise customized for seniors of all ability and mobility levels from a certified seniors specialist, Thursdays, 7:15 p.m., Hedges School. Rose, 204-888-2447.

Mensheds Manitoba, a peer-run program for men by men, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 1:30-4 p.m., Woodhaven Park Community Club, 200 Glendale Ave., 204-804-5165.

McBeth House Centre: quilting, Mondays, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; bumper pool, Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m., and cribbage, 7-10 p.m.; porcelain painters, Thursdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; whist, Fridays, 7-10 p.m., bridge, Saturdays, 1-4 p.m.

Macintosh User Group for Seniors second Tuesday of the month, now to June, 9 a.m.-noon, Bronx Park Community Centre, 720 Henderson Hwy.

Canadian Association of Retired People (CARP) Chapter 53 meets the second Wednesday of each month, 1:30 p.m., Elmwood Legion Branch 9, 920 Nairn Ave. Information: Darlene, 204-222-8120.

Norberry-Glenlee C.C., 26 Molgat Ave.: square dance, Mondays, 6:30-10 p.m.; seniors bingo, Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-2:45 p.m.; bridge, Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m.; Red River seniors cards, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; light & lively fitness: intermediate, Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings, and beginner, Monday & Friday mornings. 204-256-6654.

North Centennial Seniors, 86 Sinclair St., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, chair and mat exercises, zumba gold, back care -- stretch & strength and carpet bowling. Shirley, 204-897-7944.

Nor'West Co-op Community Health Centre is seeking clients for its city-wide Foot Care Program. Sonia, 204-940-2141.

Opportunities for Employment Inc. offers a new program for mature workers 50 years of age or older who have left the work force, are seeking a career change and want to find meaningful employment, second floor, 352 Donald St. Free services at OFE include: employment consultation services, including resumé development and career coaching; employment assessment to help you discover your passions and interests; prior learning and assessment recognition processes; professional development workshop series; computer training. 204-925-4391.

Over 60 Club St. Andrew's Anglican Church offers cards Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. (whist or cribbage), 2700 Portage Ave. Church hall. Bud, 204-837-2722.

Pembina Active Living 55+ presentations Wellness, Leisure and Special Interests series, Tuesdays, Oct. 2, Embassy/Collette Tours, 1-3 p.m. Register: or 204-269-8003.

Prendergast Seniors Club, 906 Cottonwood Rd.: cribbage and whist, Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Luncheons open to the public every fourth Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; exercise program, Tuesdays and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. Joe, 204-254-8390 or 204-257-9586.

Rady Jewish Community Centre, 123 Doncaster St.: fitness for active aging; leisure programs include weekly speaker series & music guests, drop-in and lessons for bridge and mahjong, choral group and Shabbat dinners; lap swimming and aqua classes; massage and physiotherapy services. Winter Program Guide, or 204-477-7510.

Red River Seniors welcomes new members for whist & crib, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., NGCC, 26 Molgat Ave. 204-487-0807.

Rossmere Sixty Plus Club looking for retired individuals to fill roster spots in their senior men's and senior mixed curling programs. Senior men curl Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 a.m., senior mixed curler Fridays, 9:30 a.m., Rossmere Country Club. Ralph, 204-667-4364.

Seine River Seniors, 254 Lakewood Blvd.: luncheons every second Wednesday of the month, 12:30 p.m.; social brunch once a month; bridge every Monday, 9:45-11:30 a.m., Southdale C.C.; Writing Your Life Story and creative writing, Thursdays, Southdale C.C.; Cheapy Tuesday afternoon movies, first Tuesday of the month, 1 p.m., St. Vital Mall entrance to cinema. Information: 204-253-4599.

Senior Resource Council: referral services for francophone seniors of Winnipeg, including St-Norbert. 204-793-1054 or .

St. Barnabas Anglican Church Senior Exercise Club holds SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) program exercise class, Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 730 McPhillips St. 204-589-3235.

Suites for independent living available at St. Benedict's Place. Call for a tour: 204-338-4601.

St. James-Assiniboia 55+ Centre 3-203 Duffield St: Police Academy; Older Adult Division, Tuesday, Oct. 9-Nov. 13, 1-3 p.m., Westwood Community Church; It's not about the Money! Oct. 17, 10 a.m.; How Can I Assist My Grandchildren Financially? Nov. 14, 10 a.m.; Facts about Life Leases, Oct. 24, 1;30 p.m.; Rides for Seniors program, Home Maintenance Referral Program, E.R.I.K., Community Resources, Volunteering; zumba gold, Monday, 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, 9 a.m., and Thursday, 9:15 a.m. Register: Adele, 204-987-8850, ext. 108, or .

St. Vital Streamliners offers a weight loss and exercise program for seniors of all ability and mobility levels, Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m., Frontenac School, 204-237-3420, or Carol, 204-269-4097.

S.C.C.W. (Senior Citizens' Choir of Winnipeg), under the direction of Richard Greig and accompanied by Linda Fearn, now accepting registrations for its upcoming season. Mary, 204-221-3373 or .

Southdale Community Centre: Mondays, Pace, tai chi, walk 'n' weights, bridge; Tuesdays, mixed yoga, lite & lively, intro to line dancing; Wednesdays, chair yoga; Thursdays, Pace, yoga 55+, strength & conditioning, ballroom/social dancing, zumba; Fridays, continuing yoga, line dancing -- beginners & continuing. Info: 204-257-6171, ext. 200.

The Senators are a group of men, 60 & up, curling Tuesday & Thursday afternoons, Granite Curling Club, Mostyn Place, 204-488-8353.

Transcona Council for Seniors: evening meal, Mondays and Wednesdays, 4 p.m., and lunch, Fridays, noon, 209 Yale Ave. W. Reservations: 204-222-5947 before 8 a.m. the morning of the meal.

Transcona Retired Citizens, 328 Whittier Ave. W. offers the following: drop-in activities and snooker every day; beginners line dancing; regular line dancing; soup and sandwich, Tuesdays, noon; bingo, Wednesdays, 1 p.m.; whist & cribbage, alternating Friday afternoons; games night, every second Saturday. 204-222-8473.

Victoria Curling Club: senior curling club looking for members, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:45 a.m.

Vital Seniors, based out of St. Mary Magdalene Church, 3 St. Vital Rd.: bridge, Thursdays, 1-4 p.m., Margaret, 204-256-3832; carpet bowling, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m., Pam, 204-253-9848; line dancing, Mondays, beginners, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Prairie Stars, 1:15-2:45 p.m., Fridays, beginners plus, 10-11:30 a.m., Warren, 204-334-3559; elections, noon-1:15 p.m., June, 204-256-0414; Scrabble, Mondays, 12-4:30 p.m, Don, 204-487-7835.

Well Being for Seniors offered by community programs at the University of Winnipeg. Increase strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Tuesdays, now-Dec. 3, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Register: 204-982-6633.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition October 5, 2012 A25

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