As­tron­omy club wel­com­ing new­com­ers

An­nual gen­eral meet­ing to take place Fri­day at zoo

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Peter­bor­ough Astro­nom­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion (PAA) meets Fri­day at the Ro­tary Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre/ Guest Ser­vices Build­ing at Riverview Park and Zoo for the an­nual gen­eral meet­ing and a Christ­mas so­cial. Novice as­tron­omy classes are of­fered each month at 6 p.m. prior to the main meet­ing. Th­ese hands-on in­tro­duc­tory lessons dis­cuss equip­ment, soft­ware and other as­tron­omy re­lated sub­jects as well as how to lo­cate con­stel­la­tions, stars, plan­ets and other ob­jects in the sky.

The an­nual gen­eral meet­ing be­gins at 7 p.m. for elec­tions and other busi­ness, fol­lowed by a film pre­sen­ta­tion and the so­cial.

“This month’s meet­ing prom­ises to have a hol­i­day treat in the form of a short award-win­ning Na­tional Film Board movie pre­sen­ta­tion on an astro­nom­i­cal sub­ject that should be of in­ter­est to ev­ery­one from a Cana­dian his­tor­i­cal ret­ro­spec­tive. Come see what ce­les­tial treat we have in store for you, maybe the Uni­verse?” says Rick Stankiewicz, PAA pub­lic­ity di­rec­tor.

The Christ­mas So­cial will in­clude an as­sort­ment of hol­i­day cook­ies and snacks. Please bring your favourite Christ­mas treat to share.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come. This is an op­por­tu­nity to check out the PAA and all it has to of­fer, at no cost. This is an all ages meet­ing in a bar­rier free fa­cil­ity. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion visit pe­ter­bor­oughas­tron­omy.com or con­tact Stankiewicz at 705-295-6158 or [email protected]­i­com.net.

Christ Lutheran

The Buck­horn Singers will per­form a ben­e­fit con­cert Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16 at 2 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church, 463 High­land Rd. The event will in­clude songs of the season and vis­it­ing artists. There will be a free will of­fer­ing to ben­e­fit the Peter­bor­ough Food Bank, Lake­field Food Bank, and the Buck­horn School Break­fast Club.

Turkey, Beef and Info

Ac­tiv­ity Haven is host­ing an­other in­stall­ment of Dion Gem­miti presents Com­mu­nity Cares on Thurs­day at 1 p.m. This free in­for­mal and ed­u­ca­tional ses­sion will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion to help se­niors stay in their homes longer. Guest speaker Woody Brumet from ComForCare Peter­bor­ough will ad­dress five im­por­tant top­ics: ad­vance care plan­ning, win­ter/emer­gency pre­pared­ness, fall preven­tion, med­i­cal ap­point­ment max­i­miza­tion, and med­i­ca­tion safety. Light re­fresh­ments will be served. Those in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing should sign up in the of­fice.

Ladies Night Out hap­pens Thurs­day at 5 p.m. The evening will in­clude a full roast beef din­ner and en­ter­tain­ment by the well-known lo­cal group FYD-LSTYX. Tick­ets cost $12 and are avail­able at the of­fice.

A Christ­mas lunch in­clud­ing a full turkey din­ner with all the trim­mings will be held Thurs­day, Dec. 20. En­ter­tain­ment will be pro­vided by Ac­tiv­ity Haven’s own For Fun Orches­tra be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. with the meal served at noon. Tick­ets cost $20.

Look­ing for a dif­fer­ent gift idea? Why not give an Ac­tiv­ity Haven gift cer­tifi­cate this year? It makes a great gift for mem­bers or po­ten­tial mem­bers. Give the cer­tifi­cate along with a pro­gram list­ing all the classes and events at Ac­tiv­ity Haven. The re­cip­i­ent can pe­ruse the book­let and then choose how they want to spend their cer­tifi­cate.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to pur­chase tick­ets or gift cer­tifi­cates, con­tact the Ac­tiv­ity Haven of­fice at 180 Barnardo Ave., 705876-1670.

Cal­en­dar

POST­PAR­TUM AND NEW PAR­ENT SUP­PORT: Thurs­day from 12:45 un­til 1:45 p.m. at Play Café, Brook­dale Plaza Che­mong Rd. Free drop-in style meet up for par­ents with ba­bies 0-12 months need­ing post­par­tum sup­port. Fa­cil­i­tated by Sarah and Sonja of Seren­ity Doula Care.

KRAM­PUS MARKET HOL­I­DAY BAZAAR: Satur­day from 1 un­til 3 p.m. at Sadleir House, 751 Ge­orge St. N. Ven­dors sell­ing mag­i­cal, spooky and strange wares. Most ven­dors cash only. No ATM on site. Free ad­mis­sion.

SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

The Buck­horn Singers will per­form at a ben­e­fit con­cert Dec.16 at Christ Lutheran Church to ben­e­fit the Peter­bor­ough Food Bank, Lake­field Food Bank, and the Buck­horn School Break­fast Club.

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