Astronomy club welcoming newcomers
Annual general meeting to take place Friday at zoo
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.
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.
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.
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.