Cards & games
Bid euchre is played Mondays at 6 pm at the Powassan & District Union Public Library.
Scrabble Mondays at 4 pm at the Powassan & District Union Public Library
Sturgeon Falls Legion pool 6:30 p.m.
Restoule Legion darts 7:30 p.m. North Bay Legion fun darts 7 p.m. Powassan Golden Sunshine Club euchre at 1 pm at 250 Clarke in the Maple Room.
Bid euchre 1 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
The North Bay Chess Club summer hours are 6:30-9 p.m. at Legion Branch 23, 150 First Ave. W.
North Bay Chess Club games 6:30 p.m. at the legion, 150 First Ave., from October to April. No fees 705497-3227 or 705-471-5044 Sturgeon Falls Legion cribbage 1:30 p.m., shuffleboard 7:30 p.m.
West Ferris Legion cribbage 7 p.m. Call 476- 0566.
Callander Legion cribbage 7 p.m. $3 Public welcome
South River Legion bingo 7 p.m. North Bay Legion cribbage 7 p.m.
Floor shuffleboard 10 a.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Euchre 7 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Powassan Golden Sunshine Club bid euchre at 1 pm at 250 Clarke St. in the Maple Room.
Bid euchre, social and games every Wednesday starting Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. at the East Ferris Golden Age Club, 392 Hwy 94, Corbeil. For information call Marie at 705-7524297.
Sturgeon Falls Legion euchre 1:30 p.m.
Restoule Legion cribbage 7 p.m. Come and play bid euchre every Wednesday afternoon at 1 pm at Corbeil Park Hall, 392 Hwy 94, Corbeil. Hosted by East Ferris Golden Age Club.
Carpet bowling 1:30 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Free bridge lessons for beginners start Sept. 7 from 7-9 p.m. If you enjoy the first lesson continue for another six weekly Thursday evening lessons at no cost. No partner required. No experience required. All ages welcome. For more information or to register email [email protected]look.com or call Michael Beauchamp 705-4759207. North Bay Bridge Club, 245 Oak St.
Port Loring Legion euchre 7 p.m. West Ferris Legion mixed darts. Call 476- 0566.
North Bay Scrabble Club meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Empire Living Centre. Everyone welcome. Sturgeon Falls Legion crib 7:30 p.m. 406 Squadron bridge club 1 p.m., 406 First Ave. W. New members welcome, lessons available. Call Clint or Kitty 492-7293.
North Bay Legion cribbage 2 p.m.
Chess is played Fridays from 1 to 3 pm at the Powassan & District Union Public Library.
Bid euchre 6:45 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Euchre, every Friday starting Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. Come and play at the East Ferris Golden Age Club, 392 Hwy 94, Corbeil. For information call Marie at 705-752-4297.
East Ferris Golden Age Club euchre 1 p.m. at Corbeil Park Hall. Nonmembers welcome.
Surgeon Falls Legion fun darts 7:30 p.m.
Port Loring Legion darts at 7:30 p.m.
Sundridge Legion Friday night darts 7 p.m. Cost is $3. Sign up at the legion or call Hugh at 705-3847908.
Port Loring Legion cribbage 1 p.m. Corbeil Four Seasons Club darts. Registration at noon. Games start at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.
Phelps Golden Age Club in Redbridge hosts cribbage at 7:30 p.m. $3 per person, all welcome.
Craft sale 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
The international Girly Book Club is now in North Bay. The Girly Book Club (GBC) is a global book group that is open to women of all ages.
All GBC chapters read the same book at the same time and meet up once a month in a centrally located venue to discuss that month’s book. The club currently has more than 80,000 members in 12 countries and 70 cities across the globe, making it the largest of its type in the world. For information on the North Bay chapter, email sashton[email protected]
Get ready to hit the water next spring, take one or more of the courses offered by the North Bay Power and Sail Squadron, the #1 PCOC Provider in Canada. Boating I (Pleasure Craft Operators Card (PCOC)), Boating II and III - starting in the fall, marine VHF radio course, boat and engine maintenance course. To register or learn about the courses visit www.nbpss.on.ca or call
Grace House not-for-profit Thrift Shop located at 250 Clark St., Powassan is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 am-3 pm and Saturdays 9 am-noon. Gently used merchandise. Donations appreciated (place in red bins at west side entry). Please no furniture.
Circle and storytime: Literacy-rich songs and stories for everyone to enjoy. Monday-saturday at 11:15 a.m. Ages newborn-6 years at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W.
Le Chantier Eco Center offers winter camping and survival. Build your own shelter, learn rescue signals, camp fire, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, hiking. Call H. Menard for bookings at 705-845-1169 at 9 a.m., 12 p.m. and after 4 p.m. No messages. Mattawa Legion Lounge open Monday-saturday 2-4 p.m. closed Sunday. You do not have to be a member or a veteran. Everyone welcome.
Girl Guides offers programs to help girls with global and cultural awareness, career exploration, science and technology and the arts. www.girlguides.ca or call 800565-8111
Literacy Alliance of West
Nipissing offers free sessions that focus on search engines, web browsers, entering smart search requests, forms and validating results. Held at 210 Holditch St., Sturgeon Falls. Call to register and arrange an intake appointment 705753-0537.
Youth Only Learning Oasis (YOLO), a safe haven for youth 14-18 is a place where they can work together in a non-threatening environment from 3: 45-5:30 p.m. at 210 Holditch St., Sturgeon Falls.
Computer lessons 9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. 705-474-6520 North Bay Golden Age Club
Nattering Knitters is held every Monday from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at the Sundridge-strong Union Public Library, 110 Main St., Sundridge. Learn to knit and crochet or just bring your craft and enjoy a social hour. All ages welcome. 705-3847311
The Sundridge-strong Union Public Library book club meets once a month on Mondays at 1 p.m. Please contact the library if you would like to join the book club. 110 Main St., sundridgeli[email protected], 705384-7311.
Strollers in Motion: Monday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Bring your water bottle and join us for a stroller walk. Ontario Early Years Centrenipissing. All classes are free. 171 Chippewa St. W. 705-474-8910 ext.
Tumble tots: Pre-gymnastic activities for toddlers and preschoolers. Mondays at 9:45 a.m. Ages 1-2 years at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W. I speak two languages: Listen to a story, sing songs and participate in activities in both French and English at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W. for children ages 2-6 years at 2 p.m. For more information call 705-474-8910 ext.
Baby play date: Infants learning through sensory experiences. Mondays at 1:30 p.m. Ages newborn-12 months at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa
Tuesday morning is Toddler Tale Time. Enjoy stories and/or songs Tuesdays morning at the Powassan & District Union Public Library at 10:45 am.
The new Breastfeeding Circle (facilitated by breastfeeding peer support volunteers) every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 10:15 am at the Powassan & District Union Public Library.
Tuesday afternoons are rug hooking time at the Powassan & District Union Public Library. No experience required. Meetings take place on Thursdays at 1 pm.
Parents and Kids, join us at the Powassan & District Union Public Library for our Raising Readers Program Tuesdays at 6:15pm for an hour of story time, crafts and snacks.
Computer lessons noon 705-4746520 North Bay Golden Age Club The North Bay Public Library children’s department hosts music for toddlers spring session on Tuesday mornings starting April 10 at 10 a.m. in the children’s story room. Music for toddlers is an interactive program that involves action songs and the use of basic rhythm instruments such as drums and shakers. This program is for toddlers (ages one and two) and their parent/caregiver. Registration begins March 19 either by phone at 705-474-4830, or in person at the children’s desk.
Talking toddlers: Activities for toddlers to grow and learn together. Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Ages 1-2 years at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W.
French is fun: Learning French through activities, stories and songs. Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. Ages 18 months-6 years at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W. Callander library toddler story time from 10:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Tuesdays for children up to four years of age.
Computer lessons 9:30-10:45 a.m. 705-474-6520 at North Bay Golden Age Club
Sundridge-strong Union Public Library, 110 Main St., Sundridge hosts story hour every Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Enjoy stories, craft, snack, rhymes, songs and more stories. For pre-school children and their caregivers at 110 Main St., Sundridge 705-384-7311 Welcome Home Baby: Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Adjusting to life with a new baby while learning songs and activities with your newborn-4 months. All classes are free. 171 Chippewa St. W. 705-4748910 ext. 0
Gardening Club: A garden provides so many learning opportunities for children to learn such as how to grow food, caring for a plant, worms, bugs and butterflies, about a life cycle, feeling pride, and taking responsibility plus it is fun to mess around in the dirt at 10 a.m. Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W. For more information call 705474-8910 ext. 0
Callander library junior knitting club 3:30-5 p.m. All skill levels welcome. Yarn and needles provided. Callander library book club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 10:30 a.m. Everyone welcome. www.mycallander.ca/library.
North Bay Carvers' Club meets 7-9 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. No experience necessary. Contact Trudy at 705-474-9489. Welcome home baby: Adjusting to life with a new baby while learning songs and activities with your newborn-4 months. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W. Gardening club: Learning about gardens through hands on discovery. Wednesdays at 10 a.m. for all ages at the Ontario Early Years Centre 171 Chippewa St. W.
Explore or create your own family tree at the Powassan & District Union Public Library. Ancestry Club meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5 pm and is hosted by Mary Heasman who will guide you on ancestry.com.
Fancy Nancy Club at the Powassan & District Union Public Library Thursdays at 4:15 pm. Join us for a story, crafts and a light snack.
First Thursday of the month painting classes $30 all materials supplied. Pre-registration required at the North Bay Golden Age Club Walking Tours every Thursday at 1 pm beginning July 12 and running until Aug. 23. Please arrive at the Callander museum at 12:45 and come dressed for the weather.
The tour is approximately 1 km and takes about 1 hour. Free, no registration required. 107 Lansdowne St. E. in Callander. 706752-2282. mu[email protected]lander.ca Baby Time: Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. Learn new songs together or talk with experts about various topics. Various guest are scheduled each week to help answer your questions and concerns. Birth to 12 months All classes are free. 171 Chippewa St. W. 705-474-8910 ext. Science Wonders: Thursday afternoons at 2 p.m. Children explore and test out the wonderful world of science with an older child leading the class. Ages 2-8 years All classes are free. 171 Chippewa St. W. 705-474-8910 ext. 0
The Basement Bookstore at Powassan United Church, 462
Main St., has 16,000 books of all types. Fill a bag (provided) for $10, individual hard covers and soft covers $1. Thursdays 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. - noon. Callander Public Library Raising Readers 6-7 p.m. Children 2 to 9 and their caregivers welcome. Weekly themes are centered on letter sounds and seasonal events.
The Powassan Purls Knitting Club meets Fridays at 10 am at the Powassan & District Union Public Library. Beginners welcome.
Charity knitting 10 a.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club, yarn, tools, patterns available no charge
Mother Goose on the loose: Enjoy songs and nursery rhymes together while building stronger literacy awareness. Fridays at 11:15 a.m. for all ages at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa St. W.
Sign in circle time: Learning American Sign Language signs with familiar songs and story. Fridays at 11:15 a.m. for all ages at the Ontario Early Years Centre, 171 Chippewa
Club 135 dances 8 p.m. light lunch 11 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Creative Saturdays for kids 5 and older. Something different each week 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Callander Public Library 30 Catherine St. W. For information call 705-752-2544
All Heart Pet Rescue open house from noon-3 p.m. at 430 Oakwood Rd., Powassan. Volunteers appreciated. www.ontariopetrescue. com or e-mail [email protected] Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Sturgeon Falls breakfast from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12. Everyone welcome.
Health & fitness Ongoing
Classes at 3 Fires Martial Arts Academy. karate, kung fu, tai chi, hapkido and kick boxing are offered at 129 Main St. E. For more information or to register call 705495-3656 or visit 3fires.ca. Canadore College dental hygiene students offer free dental cleanings. Call 474-7600 ext. 5250 for a 30-minute screening to see if you qualify.
Pregnant? A childbirth plan can help you with your childbirth and postpartum experience. Call Annette Cloutier (DONA, Doula CARE), a local volunteer doula, to help through the process of developing a childbirth plan. V-bac moms and moms planning a c-section are welcome. 705-507-2725
North Bay Ving T Sun Kung Fu School 176 Lakeshore Dr. room 2 Sundays and Thursdays 7-9 p.m.
Try one week for free. This is a non-profit group with low class fees. Open to men and women ages 14 and older. All skill levels welcome from beginner to expert. Register now as space is limited. Call 705-707-7950 or email northbayvingt[email protected]
Taoist tai chi can help with balance, flexibility, co-ordination, stress. Beginner classes are ongoing at two locations, taught by accredited instructors. Check www.taoist.org/ northbay for the full schedule or call 705-497-9029
Line dancing 7 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Low impact aerobics, geared to
50+, Callander Community Centre, 10-11 am., ongoing September to May. For information, contact hart[email protected]
Beginner yoga classes at the Commanda Community Centre 1-2:30 p.m. Mondays. Call Cathy at 705-493-7217 or e-mail cathy[email protected]mail.com. www. commanda.ca
Gateway North Bay Tai Chi sitting tai chi for people with special needs 10 a.m. at Les Compagnons, 327 Dudley Ave. For information contact Gisele at 705-980-1291 northbaytaichi.ca
Line dancing 10 a.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Yoga 1:30 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Ballroom dance lessons 7:30 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
East Ferris Golden Age Club line dancing classes at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Corbeil Park Hall. Call Jean at 776-9138.
Floor shuffleboard 10 a.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Euchre 7 p.m. at the North Bay Golden Age Club
Tai chi stretch, geared to 50+, Callander Community Centre, Level 2 from 9:30-10:30 am., Beginners from 10:30-11:30 am, ongoing September to May. For information, contact hart[email protected] Thursdays
Restoule Legion seniors’ foot clinic first Thursday of each month. Call Shirley Hassler at 729-2888 or 7295828 for an appointment.
Yoga, geared to 50+, Callander Community Centre, 9:30-11 am., ongoing from September to
May. For information, contact hart[email protected]
Beginner yoga is offered Fridays at 1 pm at the Powassan & District Union Public Library. Start practising yoga in a friendly setting under the guidance of Cathie Rowe. Donations accepted.
Al-anon Family Groups in North Bay offers strength and hope for family and friends of problem drinkers. For meeting times and locations, call 1-888-425-2666 or go online www. al-anon.alateen.org
North Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee at 10 a.m. weekdays at the food court in North Bay Mall.
Knitting club Mondays 11 a.m -1 p.m. at the Callander Public Library, 30 Catherine St. W. For information call 705-752-2544
North Bay Choral Society meets 6:30-9 p.m. at St. Andrews
United Church, Mcintyre St. entrance. New members welcome, especially tenors and altos. Tuesdays
Celebrate Recovery, a Christian 12 -step support group based on the beatitudes of Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount, meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays for supper at First Baptist Church, 1250 Cassells St. More information is available by calling the church at 705-474-2490. Hepatitis C support group ongoing meets 1-3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month. Call 705-497-3560. The North Bay Rock & Mineral Club welcomes new members. Meetings are the second Tuesday of the month - call Richard Page for details HYPERLINK “tel:705-474-6841 Wednesdays
Parents of Adults with Developmental Disabilities (PADD) meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 203-317 Sherbrooke St. From 7-9 pm.
Live & Let Live (bilingual) Alanon group meets from 7-8 pm Wednesdays at St Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 253 King St., Sturgeon Falls. Hope and group support for people affected by someone’s drinking.
North Bay Toastmasters meet at 6:30 p.m. at Emmanuel Village common room, 385 Lakeshore Dr., the first and third Wednesday of each month. The club provides a positive environment for developing communication and leadership skills. Guests welcome. Contact [email protected]mail.com 705-7761503
North Bay & District Stamp Club meets at 7 p.m. the 2nd and
4th Wednesday of each month at the North Bay Public Library Auditorium. Contact Fred Bukowski at 705 475-9606
Burk’s Falls Art and Crafts Club meets 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Legion, 9 Mary St. New members and visitors welcome. Call Lois at 705382-5895.
Mattawa Legion Sewing/quilting studio meets 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Everyone welcome. Call 744-5300. Thursdays
The Nipissing Coin Club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the Heritage Room at Cassellholme. New members, hobbyists and beginners always welcomed. Call Jeff Fournier at 705474-2141 TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets at 6:15 p.m. Thursdays at L.n.figures, 440 Wyld St., North
Bay. First meeting is free. For further info contact Connie at 705-4774556
North Bay Amateur Radio Club meets for coffee at 10 a.m. at the food court at Northgate Shopping Centre.
The North Bay chapter of We Agnostics (secular AA) meets every Sunday from 4-5 pm at The White Water Gallery, 122 Main St. E. For more information, contact Lena atle[email protected]mail.ca, or 416-8229541.
Consolidated Artist Group of 7s meets 2-4 p.m. every second Sunday of the month at King’s Framing and Art Gallery
188 Voyer Rd., Corbeil. www. theconsolidatedartistgroupof7s.ca. Callander Lions Club meets on the second and fourth Sunday 10 am at Callander Communtiy Centre, New members welcome and appreciated. Contact secretary Bob Warren at bobwar[email protected]mail.com
North Bay Choral Society meets from 6:30-9 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, Mcintyre Street entrance.
New singers welcome. For more information e-mail northbay[email protected] outlook.com or call Bryan Boothe at 705-497-9585
La cle des chants French-language community meetings Monday evenings in the music room at Franco-cite Secondary School in Sturgeon Falls. Call 594-9149 or come to a rehearsal. Tuesdays
Gateway Harmony Men’s Barbershop Chorus meets at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church. New members welcome. Call 4744194.
Rapport Singers of North Bay welcomes new choristers to join their group. Practices are Tuesday nights. Call Peggy Millar at 705-4744884 or visit www.rapportsingers.ca North Bay Symphony invites capable musicians to phone for an audition. Call Janet at 840-5157. Wednesdays
The North Bay Baytones women’s a cappella chorus meets Wednesdays from 7-9 pm at St. Andrew’s Church (side entrance downstairs) For more information, call Bonnie at 705-4931843.
The Loon Echoes Flute Circle celebrates the playing of the Native American flute. Meeting takes place in the ‘Cafe’ of Coworking176, 176 Lakeshore Dr. (the former Tweedsmuir Public School) on the 3rd Thursday evening each month from 6:45-9 p.m. Membership fee is $60 per year. No previous musical experience needed to play this wonderful instrument. Beginner lessons, and student flutes (for sale) available. Contact Janet at 705-4764276.
Bluegrass jam 7 pm 2nd Friday of the month at West Ferris Legion. Everyone welcome.
Music jam first Friday of the month at Bonfield Parish Hall. Musicians $2, general public $3.
Commanda Community Centre country jam from 8 -11 p.m. the first Saturday of each month, followed by potluck finger food.
Callander Legion open lounge noon6 p.m. Sundays. Bring a guitar.