General Interest

Fit-In 15, The 15 Minute Fitness Habit                                                       NEW!

Welcome to Fit-in 15! You’ve taken a great step toward being more active. Fitting-in just 15 minutes of focused activity each day can start you on the way to an energized lifestyle. Who knows where it will take you?

Fit-in 15 has been developed by Canada’s Doctors of Chiropractic, experts in muscle and joint function, and champions of healthy living. They recognize that it can be hard to find time in a busy day to focus on physical activity. That’s why they created Fit-in 15, an easy and manageable way to start the habit. Once Fit-in 15 becomes a regular part of your day, you may find yourself fitting in more.

Thursday
October 13, 2016
1:00 pm

Absentee Home Owners                                                                               NEW!

This is the latest installment in an ongoing series of seminars designed to improve your home security. Many people look forward to vacations and travelling to warmer destinations during the winter months but often don’t give enough attention to their home while they are away. Some people may consider having a neighbor, friend or relative check their home; however, they may not be prepared to handle the consequences when problems arise. They may not observe their home with the keen eye or frequency that is necessary to identify potential situations before they turn into costly problems.

Harry Haddow of Snowbird Vacant Home Care will be at the ParkSide Centre to discuss this issue and how it may impact your insurance. He will provide participants with useful information to better prepare themselves and their homes while they are away.

Thursday
September 22, 2016
1:00 pm

Power of Attorney                                                                                        NEW!

Plan ahead and be confident that your wishes will be carried out. Pitfalls and issues surrounding naming a Power of Attorney for Personal Care will be discussed as will Power of Attorney for Property. A question and answer period will follow the presentation. A limited supply of POA booklets available free of charge.

Thursday
September 29, 2016
1:00 pm

Introductory Spanish for Travellers                                              

Research has shown that learning a second language improves our cognitive functions. Sign up for this Spanish course where you will learn useful expressions to make your visit to a Spanish speaking country more meaningful and enjoyable. ParkSide Centre member and former Laurentian University Spanish instructor and high school teacher, Cheryl Hill-Wisniewski will be teaching this course. 

Tuesdays and Thursdays
October 4 - October 27, 2016
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20.00 members          $30.00 non-members
Minimum of 8 people required to hold the course.

Guitar Lessons - Beginner
If you have ever been interested in playing the guitar, then this class is perfect for you. Marilyn Hurst will be teaching people with little or no experience, how to use a few basic chords, some new songs and how to play by sound.

Thursday
October 27 - December 8, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members

Guitar Lessons - Intermediate                                                                                                                                                        
If you have started playing the guitar and would like to progress your abilities, then you may want to consider a more advanced group. ParkSide Centre member, Brent Barlow will be here to further your talents so that you can turn that 30 second solo into a 3 minute solo.

Thursday
September 15 - November 3, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 pm
$40.00 members          $60.00 non-members

Memoir Writing Club

Pursue Memoir Writing, offer support and encouragement to each other, share writings orally with the group.

Tuesdays
September 6, 2016
1:00 pm

Creative Writing Enhancement Group                                                     

During our time together, we read our fiction and non-fiction stories to the group and ask for feedback so we can enhance our writing skills. We will be teachers to each other by taking turns giving mini-workshops on different aspects of the writing process. We could bring in guest speakers or published authors to give a talk on their works if this is an area of interest. As we progress, we may decide to create a collection of our stories in book form, and make it available to the public.

Tuesdays
3:00 pm
September 6, 2016
Free Admission!

Jam Session

A jam session is a musical event, process, or activity where musicians play (i.e. "jam") by improvising without extensive preparation or predefined arrangements. Jam sessions are often used by musicians to develop new material (music), find suitable arrangements, or simply as a social gathering and communal practice session. Jam sessions may be based upon existing songs or forms, may be loosely based on an agreed chord progression or chart suggested by one participant, or may be wholly improvisational.

Thursday
September 15 - November 3, 2016
1:00 - 2:00 pm

Soup, Sandwich and Song                                                   

The ParkSide Centre is proud to host the very popular Soup, Sandwich and Song.  We have a great list of entertainers (below) for your listening pleasure, so come down and enjoy the show while having one of the Parkview Eatery’s Friday specials.

September 9, 2016                              Brad Rose “Elvis”
September 16, 2016                            Claude Lecuyer
September 23, 2016                            Norman and Friends
October 7, 2016                                  Victor John
October 14, 2016                                Giselle Small
October 21, 2016                                Salisbury Road
October 28, 2016                                The No Name Band
November 4, 2016                              Duncan and Friends
November 11, 2016                            Remembrance Day Special featuring Claude Lecuyer
December 2, 2016                               Leo Rainville
December 9, 2016                               Duncan and Friends
December 16, 2016                             Grampa’s Christmas Karaoke Party
11:00 - 2:00 pm                                  

Note:   List of entertainers is tentative and may change without notice.

International Cuisine

Each month, the dedicated people in the kitchen prepare a menu with an International flair. Examples of past dishes include Hungarian goulash, Bigos (Poland) and Salt Cod (Portugal). The countries that will be featured this fall are as follows:

September 28, 2016                                                   
October 26, 2016                                                       
November 30, 2015                                                   
December 14, 2015                
11:00 am - 1:30 pm                            
Entertainment will be provided by our always entertaining house band, The ParkSide Gang.

The ParkSide Gang

The ParkSide Gang is a group of individuals who share a common interest in playing a musical instrument.  They get together weekly to practice and learn from each other.  They perform monthly at the Parkview Eatery during the International Luncheons. 

Thursdays
1:00 pm