Community Bulletin-Board of Programs & Events

  

Announcements:

Broadway Seniors Resource Council -  Legal Clinics 
The Broadway Seniors Resource Council is excited to announce our new Legal Clinic program. Lawyer Hafeez Khan has partnered with the BSRC to assist members with their Wills, Power of Attorney and Health Care Directive documents for $50/document (taxes included).
BSRC Legal Clinics will run the last Wednesday afternoon of every month, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Except for the months of July, August and December)
Call Melanie to book your appointment: 204-772-3533.


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Programs & Events



Mondays, July 8, 15, 22, 29 August 12, 19, 26: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Make Music Monday - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Want to jam, share a song you've been working on, or just connect with local musicians? Drop in and join us every Monday for an acoustic jam and share session. Please bring your own acoustic instrument. 

Tuesdays July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 August 6, 13, 20, 27: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Knitting Circle - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Unsure what you want to knit next, or need a little help? Drop in to our knitting circle. A limited amount of yarn will be available if you want to get started on something new, or bring your own project to work on. Knitters of all levels welcome.

Tuesday July 16 & Wednesday July 17: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Loom Beading Workshop - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Discover the basics of loom beading with Rose Roulette. Learn how to create your own design with a small project that you can take with you. In partnership with Black Eagle Traditions Program. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at www.winnipeg.ca/library

Saturday, July 20: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Embroidery Basics - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. This beginner workshop provides background on the history of embroidery as it has been used in different cultures and time periods. Hands-on instruction Susanne Du Plooy will get stitchers started on creating a needle book with some common stitches such as the French knot, blanket stitch, chain stitch, satin stitch, and more. All supplies provided. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Wednesdays - July 24 & 31, Aug. 7 & 14: 2:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Livin' Better - Healthy Aging Resource Team, 2nd Floor, 425 Elgin Ave. Free. Enjoy Tasty food samples, cooking demonstrations, games and activities, exciting new recipes, helpful basic nutrician and exercise information, meeting new people. Everyone is welcome. Please call 204-940-8140 for more information.

Wednesdays - July 17 & August 14: 10:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Legal Clinic - Second Floor Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Drop in for free help from law students working under the supervision of an experienced lawyer. Get answers to your questions about the law and legal processes in Manitoba, and/or receive help in finding and accessing services you need from organizations and agencies in our community. For those with family incomes under $50,000 per year. Operated by the Legal Help Centre. Drop-in only. First come, first served. Check in at the Special Services desk.

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday - July 22, 23 & 24: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - DigitAll: Computer and Internet Learning for All - Youth Employment Services, 614-294 Portage Ave. Free. This three-day (total of 9 hours) course is intended for beginners who have little or no experience with computers. Led by an experienced instructor, you will learn new skills via hands-on practice, classroom discussion and lecture style presentations. No previous experience with computers required. Register today: in person at 614-294 Portage Ave. or call 204-987-8661.

Saturday, July 17: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Intro to Sewing - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn the basics of the sewing machines in the ideaMILL. We'll cover threading the machines, different stitch options, and more. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Tuesday, August 6: 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. - Speaking Crow - Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Speaking Crow is Winnipeg's longest running poetry open mic, with a different featured reader every month. Hear some great poetry, and maybe read something yourself at the open mic. Sign up for reading slots at the event. Bring your own coffee/treat. Featured Reader: Dione Haynes.

Saturday, August 10: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Word Processing Level 1 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn about editing and formatting text using Word 2010, including opening and saving documents. Working knowledge of computers required. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Saturday, August 17: 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Word Processing Level 2 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Build on basics to create lists and tables, using special characters, and add pictures. Prerequisite: Word Processing Level 1 or equivalent knowledge. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Saturday, August 17: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Introduction to the Computer - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. An introduction to the basics of computer use, focusing on turning a computer on and off, using a mouse, the different parts of Windows, and how to open and close programs. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library

Saturday, August 24: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Intro to Sewing - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Learn the basics of the sewing machines in the ideaMILL. We'll cover threading the machines, different stitch options, and more. Must register. To register call 204-986-5543 or on-line at winnipeg.ca/library


Groups


Turning Pages - Are you between the ages of 50 - 70 and experiencing sadness, anxiety or transitions such as retirement or caregiving? Turning Pages is a 6-week cognitive behavioural therapy with mindfulness program that provides education, opportunities for skill building, peer support and meaningful connections to community resources. To register or for more information visit: www.mooddisordersmanitoba.ca/services/turning-pages or call 204-786-0987.

Wellness Walks - Fridays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (May 3 - September 27) - CMHA Manitoba, 930 Portage Ave. Free. Every Friday from May 3 until the end of September we will offer Wellness Walks in the neighbourhood. It is a great opportunity if you are interested in enjoying nature, meeting others and getting some exercise. We meet at CMHA and explore the Wolseley area. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather. This is a drop-in event, so no need to register.

Pickleball - Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon (April 3 - June 5) - Robert A. Steen Community Centre, 980 Palmerston Ave. Cost: $65. Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. Two or four players use solid paddles made of wood or composite materials to hit a perforated ball, similar to a Wiffle Ball, over a net. For more information or to register contact Paula at 204-783-5616.

Make Music Mondays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - May 13, 27; June 2, 10, 17 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Want to jam, share a song you've been working on, or just connect with local musicians? Drop in and join us every Monday for an acoustic jam and share session. Please bring your own acoustic instrument.

Knitting Circle - Tuesdays: 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - May 7, 14, 21, 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25 - ideaMILL, Millennium Library, 251 Donald St. Free. Unsure what you want to knit next, or need a little help? Drop in to our knitting circle. A limited amount of yarn will be available if you want to get started on something new, or bring your own project to work on. Knitters of all levels welcome.

It's All About Us - Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Bell Estate Room, Lions Place. A confidential group for older adults who are thinking about, or getting ready to reduce or stop their use of alcohol, sedatives, pain killers or gambling, or are looking for ongoing support to maintain recovery with addiction, anxiety and depression. Led by peer facilitators. Please call Melanie Reimer at 204-772-3533 for more information.

Stress Busters - Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - DMSMCA, 823 Ellice Ave.  A support group for those 55+ experiencing on-going or episodic periods of isolation or stress. The setting is informal, so drop by for a coffee and to meet other seniors. Note: The group will not be meeting April 16 & 23. Contact Laurel at 204-774-7005 for more information.

Seniors' Choral Society - Practice Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - Noon - McClure Place, 533 Greenwood Pl. New members invited, especially tenors and basses. No auditions. We are an SATB choir with a challenging repertoire. Concerts held in Spring and several weeks before Christmas. Also, prior to Annual Concert, will perform at local seniors complexes and PCHs. For information, call Glenda or John: 204-669-5570 or visit www.seniorschoralsociety.ca

Good Food Club: Healthy Seniors & Friends Group Meetings. Every second Tuesday of every month, 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Second level boardroom, 545 Broadway. Elevator available. Free. Join us to: meet new people in your community, learn about senior-specific resources and events to attend, provide feedback and new ideas for programming needed in your area, learn about volunteer opportunities, enjoy a snack with others, and more! For more information, call Ailene or Danielle at 204-774-7201 ext. 6.

Regular Programming

 

Free Yoga and Meditation! - Mondays: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Tuesdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., Thursdays: 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - CMHA, 930 Portage Ave. Free. Drop-in, first come, first served. Capacity 20 per class. Are you looking for peace and calm in your life? This introduction to Ashtanga yoga and relaxing meditation can help you manage stress and anxiety while keeping fit in a fun way! Intended for all adults including those experiencing (or have have experienced) a mental health issue. Suitable for all including those with no previous yoga experience. Internal heat will be generated from breath and movement, suggest wearing comfortable clothing. Learn yoga postures and how to meditate in safe, fun, trusting and respectful classes. Learn to be more aware of the present moment, stilling your mind to a peaceful state. If you do not have a yoga mat, one will be provided for your use. For more information, call 204-982-6100. (Ring doorbell in the evenings and someone will let you in to the building).

Senior Aqualite Swim Program - Mondays (ends June 10), Wednesdays (ends June 12) & Fridays (ends June 14): 10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m - Kinsmen Sherbrook Pool, 381 Sherbrook St.

Art Classes 45+ Programming - Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Common Room at St. Matthews Maryland Community Ministry, 365 McGee St. Free and fun art programming, facilitated by an instructor from Art City. Healthy snacks provided. No experience required!

Over the Rainbow - Rainbow Resource Centre - 170 Scott St. A Rainbow Resource Centre social support group for the 55+ LGBT2SQ+ folks in Winnipeg and surrounding areas.
  1. Coffee & Chat - Drop-in for coffee, tea, and conversation on the first and third Thursday of every month, from 10:00 a.m. - Noon.
  2. Potluck Supper - Bring some food to share on the second Thursday of every month, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  3. Movie Matinée - Stop by on the fourth Thursday of every month from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. for popcorn and a show.
For more information, visit www.rainbowresourcecentre.org or contact the Program Coordinator, 204-474-0212, ext. 204.

Free 55+ Cooking Classes - Monthly, on the 2nd Wednesday of each month: 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - West End Commons, 365 McGee St. Learn how to cook healthy and affordable recipes in a fun and safe environment. Classes facilitated by Mary Jane's Cooking School. For more information or to register, call 204-783-5000 ext. 102 or email greenimage@spenceneighbourhood.org

Free 55+ Social Club - every other Monday afternoon: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - The Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave. Please join us for a free light lunch and coffee/tea. We offer conversation, learning, and fun activities in a relaxed and safe environment. Registration is encouraged, but not required. For more information or to register, please call 204-783-5000 ext. 106 or email safety@spenceneighbourhood.org


FOR SERVICE IN FRENCH 

contact:

POUR UN SERVICE EN FRANÇAIS contactez :
le Conseil des francophones 55+ de Winnipeg
phone : 204-793-1054
e-mail : conseil55@fafm.mb.ca
web : www.fafm.mb.ca/?page_id=407