What’s Up for Feb. 2 to 8, 2012

What's happening in Summerland and region this week.

Thursday

Al-Anon offers help to families and friends of alcoholics. Summerland Serenity Group meets Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. in the United Church hall. Call 250-490-9272.

Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers meet at the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre on Thursday evenings. Beavers meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Cubs meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Scouts meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Venturers meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For details call DeeDee at 250-404-0406.

Blood Donor Clinic Thursday, Feb. 2 and Friday, Feb. 3 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the South Main Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 2965 S Main St., Penticton. To donate by appointment, call 1-888-2DONATE (1-888-236-6283) or visit www.blood.ca. It’s in you to give.

Euchre every second and fourth Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St.

Peach City Toastmasters meets Thursdays 12:05 to 1 p.m. Do butterflies attack your stomach whenever you’re asked to speak before a group? Join Toastmasters to improve your speaking abilities and leadership skills. Meeting every Thursday 12:05 to 1 p.m. in Penticton at the United Church on Main and Eckhardt, Room 202. Call 250-462-0422.

Seniors’ coffee is held at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. every Thursday at 9 a.m. Seniors welcome. Coffee and muffins available.

Summerland Lions Club meets on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Harold Simpson Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Gladys Schmidt at 250-494-4933.

Summerland Material Girls Quilt Guild meets the second and fourth Thursday of the month from September to May at 9 a.m. in the Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. For more information call Doris Flynn at 250-494-7262.

The Rug Hooking Circle meets every second and fourth Thursday of the month from noon to 3 p.m. at Leir House Arts and Cultural Centre, 220 Manor Park Ave., Penticton. Practice a traditional Canadian art form in a group setting. Hosted by certified teacher, fibre artist and published contributor Angela Possak, 250-767-0206 or online rughookingteacher.ca.

The Summerland Arts Centre is the location every Thursday afternoon between 1 and 4 p.m. for the Traditional Rug Artists. Drop in and see how the rug hooking of your grandmother’s era is handled in a modern way.

The Summerland Multiple Sclerosis Coffee Group meets the last Thursday of every month at Santorini’s Restaurant at 10:30 a.m. Everyone is welcome. For more information call Sandy at 250-493-6564.

TOPS BC #725 Summerland meets every Thursday in the lower level of the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and is followed by a meeting. For more information call Louise at 778-516-3070.

Friday

Bridge is every Friday at 1 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Phone 250-494-8164.

Cribbage is played every Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St.

Summerland Pleasure Painters meet Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the basement level of the Summerland branch of Okanagan Regional Library.  New members welcome.

Summerland Scribes, a group for creative writers passionately engaged in works of fiction, creative non-fiction and playwriting, meets Fridays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Summerland Arts Centre, 9533 Main St. Call John at 250-494-0460.

Tai Chi is Fridays at 10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays at 10 a.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Beginners welcome. Phone Nancy at 250-494-8902.

Saturday

Apple Valley Cruisers Car Club Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers Saturday, Feb. 18, 11 a.m. at the Summerland Royal Canadian Legion. Coffee and doughnuts served. New members welcome. For more information call Garry at 250-404-0447.

Summerland Legion Ladies Auxiliary has resumed its Saturday morning breakfasts. Members will be serving the first Saturday of the month until summer at Summerland Legion Branch 22 on Rosedale Avenue. Proceeds to the Summerland Legion Ladies Auxiliary.

Sunday

DivorceCare is for all who are suffering from the difficulties resulting from separation or divorce.  The group meets at Summerland Baptist Church just inside the Victoria Road South entrance on Sundays from 7 to 9 p.m.

Searchlight Gospel Sunday Feb.4 at 7 p.m. at Summerland Baptist Church, 10318 Elliott St. Featuring Double Portion. For more information call 250-494-3881.

Vintage Car Club, South Okanagan Chapter, meets the last Sunday of every month at 2 p.m. in the Youth Centre on Peach Orchard Road. Anyone who owns or is interested in vintage cars (25 years or older) is invited to attend. For more information phone 250-494-5473.

Monday

Dabber Bingo is at the Senior Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. every Monday at 1:30 p.m. 16 regular games, Lucky 7, Odd/Even, Bonanza. Everyone is welcome. License #832873.

Pickleball, a tennis-like game, fun for all ages, is held at Summerland Baptist Church, Victoria Road entrance, Mondays from 3 to 5 p.m. Paddles provided. Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes.

The South Okanagan Orchid Society meets the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Okanagan College in Penticton. The group meets September to June. For more information, contact Joan at 250-494-4293.

Tuesday

Bridge games at St. Stephen’s Church Hall on Tuesdays beginning at 1 p.m. New players are always welcome. For information call 250-494-6116 or 250-494-5363.

If you love animals then the Critteraid Education Program will be perfect for you. Come pet and groom cuddly cats from 2 to 4 p.m. every Tuesday at the Summerland Asset Development Initiative, 9117 Prairie Valley Road.

Kiwanis Club of Summerland meeting times are the first and third Tuesdays of each month from noon to 1 p.m. If interested phone John Tamblyn at 250-494-2151.

NeighbourLink’s Lunch Social is held the second Tuesday of every month at the Seniors’ Drop-In Centre, 9710 Brown St. Everyone welcome. Should you require transportation, please phone 250-404-4673 at least 24 hours in advance.

The One Person Project is holding its AGM on Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Visitor Information Centre, 15600 Hwy. 97 (Summerland Chamber of Economic Development and Tourism.) All welcome. The One Person Project is a volunteer-driven organization committed to establishing an enduring connection with two communities in East Africa.

Penticton Concert Band practices Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. New members welcome. Intermediate to advanced players. Call Gerald at 250-809-2087.

Quest Society of Summerland meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at 9700 Brown St. (Parkdale Place). There’s nothing that keen Summerland women can’t do when they are brought together in the name of community service. For more information phone 250-494-9066 or 250-494-9106 or visit questsociety.shawwebspace.ca.

South Okanagan Genealogical Society meets every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Penticton Public Library/Museum, 875 Main St., Penticton.  For further information, call Reid at 250-492-0751.

Summerland Caregiver Support Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Summerland Health Centre. For more information, call Cindy at 250-404-8072.

Whist is played on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at 7 p.m. at the Seniors’ Drop-in Centre, 9710 Brown St. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday

Mom’s Morning Out meets Wednesdays, 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the United Church on Henry Avenue.

Religious education for kindergarten to Grade 7 children every Wednesday evening 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Holy Child Catholic Church. Call 250-494-3110 with questions.

Summerland Air Cadets parade Wednesday nights, 1815-2130 at Harold Simpson Memorial Youth Centre, 9111 Peach Orchard Rd. All youth aged 12 to 18 welcome. For more information call Air Cadet office at 250- 494-7988.

Summerland ATV Club meets on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Summerland Library lower level. The club promotes responsible ridership including registration, insurance, safety certification and scheduled pleasure rides. Membership includes orchardists, farmers, ranchers and fun seekers of all ages including seniors and those with disabilities.

Upcoming

On Monday, Wednesday and Friday of each week, Recope Society of Summerland offers medically supervised water therapy and land exercise programs helpful to clients with various medical conditions, such as joint replacements, stroke, back problems, arthritis, to name just a few.  A medical referral is required – speak to your doctor. Call  Maureen at 250-494-9006 for more details.

Summerland Badminton Club plays most days all year. Shaun at 250-494-1523.

The Summerland Horseshoe Club is looking for new members. Practices are held in Memorial Park on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. Call Laura Williams at 250-494-3094.

Summerland Senior Oldtimer Hockey Group for ages 55 to 85+ plays Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8 to 9:30 a.m. For registration and details contact Wayne at 250-494-7460. This is hockey designed to bring out the active child in you.

 

Volunteers are needed to read with children in Summerland elementary schools. The One to One children’s literacy program is part of Literacy Now in the South Okanagan-Similkameen. Volunteers will be asked to commit to an hour and a half one morning or afternoon per week, spending 30 minutes with each child from early February to early May. Minimum age for volunteers is 18. The children are in Grades 1 to 5. Lyn Town at 250-494-3265 has more information.