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The Lincoln Seniors Club – wishes to inform all euchre fans that the Friday night euchre sessions are now for club members only (started Sept 14/18). Membership cost for Sept – Dec 2018 $5 per player with 2019 membership renewal due in Jan. 2019. For information on why thes program is no longer “Public” please call Barb at 905-562-4015. New players/members are welcome (55+)

The Grimsby Seniors’ Choir meets every Tuesday afternoon thereafter from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave.  If you are 55+ and love to sing, please join us.   For more information, please contact Sylvia at 905-309-2213 or

WomEnchant Chorus begins rehearsals, for the 2018-19 season, September Mondays at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 100 Main Street West, Grimsby. We invite women who wish to perform vocal music that calls for peace and social justice to join us in sisterhood and song. No previous musical experience necessary. For information please contact us at

SIT TO BE FIT- Community Exercise for Seniors A FREE, low impact workout for seniors designed to promote health and fitness for those wishing to increase strength, balance, flexibility and endurance.  Starting Sept. 5, 2018. Grimsby Public Library 18 Carnegie Ln, Grimsby Monday’s @ noon and Trinity United Church 100 Main St. West, Grimsby, Wednesday’s @ 10:30am. For more information, please call 1 866-428-1552.  Please join us and bring your friends!

One-on-one Tech Tutoring. Tuesdays between 10 AM and 5 PM and Wednesdays between 12 PM and 4 PM at Wellandport branch of West Lincoln Public Library or 6 PM and 9 PM at Caistorville branch of West Lincoln Public Library. Book an appointment our patient and friendly staff tech expert, for one-on-one help with any of your technology challenges. Bring in your laptop, tablet, smartphone or e-reader, or use one of our public Internet stations. Free.

Newcomers & Neighbours of Grimsby and area is a social club, providing social and cultural activities through which both new residents and long term residents can become acquainted with other community memebers. If you would like more information, contact usat or go to our website –

Knit and Chat Club Continuous Drop-In Events Every Monday (excluding holidays) 9 am – 12 noon at the Fleming Centre  A social morning of knitting by the fireplace Fleming location only. Bring your projects. Need help? It’s here!  

Lincoln Public Library is now registering for Children’s Spring Programs for ages 6 months to 11 years of age. Please check our website at for a full list of programs, or call the Fleming Branch in Beamsville at 905-563-7014 or the Moses F. Rittenhouse Branch in Vineland at 905-562-5711

Beamsville Women’s Institute invites you to improve the quality of life for yourself,  family,  friends, community, and beyond. Discover your talents and hone your skills. Be active! Be involved! Be a member!  We meet at The Fleming Centre, 5020 Serena Drive, Beamsville. Contact: Barb, 905 563-7274.

New service club forming in West Lincoln. Seeking creative minds and people with positive attitudes. The soon to be chartered Kiwanis Club of West Lincoln meets every Tuesday at the Legion, St. Catharines St. in Smithville at 7:00pmCome out and help serve the community and enjoy a great social experience. For more information contact Dave Willis (905) 957-7577 Or Scott Crawford (905) 541-2873 or

Art Class Registration for Kids, Teens, Adult Summer Programs has begun. A wide range of programs offered weekdays and weekends. Please call/email GPAG for details: 905-945-3246/

Grimsby Quilters’ Guild – No matter what your quilting skill level is, from beginner to expert, or the type of quilting you are interested in, the Grimsby Quilters’ Guild is for you. Meetings include a guest speaker, members sharing quilt treasures, community outreach projects, raffles, and much more. The Grimsby Quilters’ Guild meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at the Livingston Activity Centre from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Everyone is welcome.

West Lincoln Community Care – Donations Needed. WLCC helps serve the community through our Food Bank, Furniture Store and Thrift Shop. Food Bank and Furniture Store is located at 2660 Industrial Park Road, Smithville . We turn donations into dollars to support those in need. Info at or 905-957-3149

Beamsville Women’s Institute (WI) is non-discriminatory and invites women of the Niagara Region to learn with us, and share with us. The WI has a history of supporting women in the development of their goals. We encourage creativity, talent, and being part of community efforts. Come and enjoy the company of like-minded women. We meet at the Fleming Centre, Beamsville, the third Tuesday of every month at 1:30, September through June. There’s a welcome there for you! For further details, contact: 905 563 7274.

West Lincoln Community CareAll 3 divisions (Food Bank, Furniture Store and Thrift Shop) are now located in one building at 2660 Industrial Park Road, Smithville.There are 2 separate phone numbers now.  To reach the Furniture Store and Thrift Shop call  905-957-3149 and to reach the Food Bank call  905-957-5882.

Lincoln Senior’s Club invites all local seniors (55+) to participate in a variety of activities – from billiards to choir singing, cards, exercise, knitting, line dancing, etc. Most activities are now on their regular schedule. Pickle ball and carpet bowling will start in October. We are located at 4361 Central Avenue in Beamsville. Membership is $10 annually per person. Potluck suppers and seasonal lunches are also on our schedule. For more information call 905-562-4015

Newcomers & Neighbours of Grimsby – is a new club hoping to provide social and cultural activities through which both new and long term residents can become acquainted with each other and the community itself. If you would like more info, email:

Roller Derby – Niagara Roller Girls. Full contact women’s flat track. Learn to skate in 10 weeks. Sign up now

West Lincoln Community Care – School Supply Donations Needed. Please consider donating supplies to our backpack program and helping our children get off to a good start with their school year. Call 905 957 5882 for more details. Let’s make sure the children in our community don’t go without!

Scottish Country Dancing – Do you like to dance? A new season is starting on Tues. afternoons in Sept. At Trinity United Church. Beginners are welcome and no partner is required. Call Carol at 905-945-5744

T.O.P.S (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Grimsby Chapter has openings for new members. Come out & learn the smart, sensible way to lose those unwanted pounds. Tuesday evenings at the Livingston Activity Center. Weigh-ins 5:30-6:50 pm with meeting to follow. Fun, friendly & informative. For more info call (905)563-3893 ask for Jo.

Winona Seniors Centre, Activities six days a week. Snooker Line dancing, shuffle board, bid-euchre, zumba, cribbage & bridge. 1239 Hwy. 8, Stoney Creek. 905-643-4565. Drivers & servers needed to help deliver meals to elderly and/or disabled clients. Two hours once a week at noon, 905-522-0053.

Grimsby Toastmasters Give a gift to yourself this new year – develop your public speaking and leadership skills.Grimsby Toastmasters meets the 1st and 3rd Monday at 7 pm. Guests are free to visit us at Grimsby Secondary School, Room 104.

Rose Cottage Visiting Volunteers is looking for some Ambassador Volunteers in office type work in fields like Marketing, Public Relations, Web Mastering, Social Media, Office Clerk, Branding, Promotions, Event Planning etc…If you wish to help (no minimum) please contact 905-309-5071 or

Grapevine Grans, a member of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, meet the 4th Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church, Beamsville at 7 pm . Phone Marion @9059450957 for more info.

Community Meditation Circle: novice or experienced, join us for a free meditation circle every Tuesday from 6.45-8pm at the Beamsville Public Library​

Bingo – every Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 612 Beamsville, 5545 Regional Rd. 81. Win big with the progressive jackpot as well as $1,000 in prizes every week. Admission is free. The cost is $10 for a three-strip book and there will be special games, baller games and other cards available. Daubers can be purchased on site. The Legion is licensed and light refreshments on hand.

The Fort Teens to Youth Assistance Program reaches out to youth that desires any assistance with social and academic struggles, problem or questions. Call for Schedules 905-309-3678

PROBUS Club of Grimsby is a men’s club which meets every third Tuesday of each month at 9:30am in the auditorium of the Peach Kings. Probus is a national and international association of retired business, professional, tradesmen and semi-retired individuals to make and maintain friendships, connect to their local community and world community through programs of speakers and special events. New Members Welcome. For further information please contact John at 905-945-1646 or email

The Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit is looking for people who are interested in becoming Search and Rescue volunteers. If interested please email us at

Sweat Equity — The Grimsby Homebuilding Co-operative Aug. 13 – Nov. 6. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of this unique housing development inGrimsby, telling the story of the 80 families who built one of the largest cooperative housing neighbourhoods in Ontario. Grimsby Museum 6 Murray St., Grimsby P (905) 945-5292

Grimsby Mens Hockey. Looking for players Sunday non contact league. For more info, please call Jim @ 289-921-8256

St. Andrew’s Church School. Caring for the Spiritual Life of your child, every Sunday.Phone: 905-945-8894 Email: Fun & Free. Shaping strong and happy lives!

Grimsby Seniors Club Scrabble Program resumes on THURSDAY SEPT.15, 1:30 PM. at the Livingston Activity Centre. We meet every Thursday. Join us for friendly games. For more information contact Peter at 905-309-1940 or

Grimsby Public Library is presenting a free reading program for grades 2 to 6. Learn more on the web site: Grimsby/ca/library under the tab :KIDS. Or call 905-945-5142

Nordic Walking Group meets every Monday mornings 9 am at the Peach King Center in Grimsby poles for loan, instructions available. Free of charge. Contact Bruce 289-235-9192

Jordan Lions Club are looking for community-minded men & women interested in making Jordan a better place. Call 905-321-2645.

Beamsville Lioness are looking for new members. Meetings every third Wednesday of the

month at Lions Hall, 4283 Mountain St. Beamsville at 6:30 pm.

Wanted Volunteers – Tour guides for Nelles Manor for 3 hour shifts on Saturdays and Sundays. Come and share the history. Call 289-235-7755

McNally House Hospice will be hosting different bereavement events including a group sessions, walking group, yoga and cooking class. Participants are welcome to join at any time. Please contact McNally House for more info on those different programs :905-309-4013

Grimsby Craft Guild meets Thursday’s 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Livingston Activity Center 18 Livingston activity Center. New members warmly welcomed. Contact Sheila 905-945-4406

Group Cycling – Join us every Thurs. evening beginning May 5 – Sept. 29 at Beamsville Lion’s Park, corner of Fly & Mountain Rd at 6:15 PM. All levels from 15 KM/hr and up are welcome.Helmets mandatory and spare tube essential.Also rides out of Smithville Plaza every other Sat. Beginning May 14 at 9:15 AM. Call 905-957-1760

Smithville Legion BR. 393 Cribbage 2-4 pm on Monday. Darts Fun League 7 pm on Tuesday. Euchre 2-4 pm on Tuesday Everybody Welcome! 905-957-3935

Free Meditation Circle-Come and join us for a free mediation circle onTuesdays 7-8 pm at the Beamsville Library.

Grimsby Public Library is presenting a free reading program for grades 2 to 6. Learn more on the web site: Grimsby/ca/library under the tab :KIDS. Or call 905-945-5142

Senior Card Event-Smithville Legion Branch 393. Cribbage every Thurs 2-4 PM starting Aug. 6. Euchre Mon. 2 – 4 PM starting Aug 10. Everyone Welcome.

Grimsby Knitting club at Station 1 every Monday nights at 7 p.m. New and experienced knitters welcome!

Book & Jigsaw Puzzles needed at Grimsby Seniors Centre, 18 Livingston Ave. Mon.-Fri. 9:30 – 4:00 pm. Volunteers also needed. Doreen 905-945-8312.

Crokinole The Grimsby Seniors Centre is starting Casual Crokinole. Come out and enjoy the game that was invented in Ontario. Every Wednesday 3:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Grimsby Clock & Watch Club, meets the first Thursday every month at the Grimsby Senior’s Centre, 18 Livingston Ave. Paul 905-945-5353 or Ben 905-309-3255.

Harmonica Fun For You Grimsby Senior Hall any Friday at 10 am to practice with the “Reeds” Harmonica Band. We play at nursing/retirement homes and seniors clubs several times each year and we and our audiences have loads of fun. Call 905-309-4196 or 289-956-0144 to confirm practice schedule.

Knitters, crocheters , sewers and crafters are welcome at the Grimsby Senior Ladies Craft Guild. We meet on Thursday from 10:45 am to 12:45 pm. Grimsby Seniors Centre. Come and learn new craft skills. We support local charities. Sheila 905-945-4406.

Niagara Peninsula Needle Arts Guild – Evening Guild. Meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month – 7-9 pm – 382 Queenston Street. Lolly at 905-685-6927

WomEnchant Chorus and Drummers, under the direction of Laura Thomas. Join us every Monday night (6 pm drummers-7 pm singers). Grimsby Trinity United Church. Music that celebrates our lives.

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Tell Tails Reading. Read to a furry friend at the Grimsby Public Library (18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby) A free drop-in program for elementary students. Tuesday evenings 6:30 to 7:30pm.

Line Dancing, Beamsville Seniors Club (55+). Monday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 -3 PM. Lessons for beginners on Thursdays at 1:00, Joan 905 562 6511 for info.

Grimsby Probus Club, for retired professional and businessmen, meets the third Tuesday of each month in the auditorium at the Peach King Centre. 905-945-5653 or 905-945-2554.

Art Lovers– Lakeside Pump House Artists Association meets every Wednesday from 1 to 4 pm – Grimsby Pump House at the bottom of Elizabeth Street. All are invited to join, whether beginner or expert. Demos and Workshops throughout the year.

The Grimsby Auxiliary Marine Rescue Unit (GAMRU) is looking for interested men and women to join our volunteer search and rescue (SAR) crew. Members are required to attend weekly training nights (Jan.. – Oct.), serve on a SAR crew and support the unit’s fundraising activities. Members must have a Pleasure Craft Operator’s Card before being placed on a SAR crew. Learn more, visit:”

The Fresh Air Fund, a not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to New York City children since 1877. Fresh Air children who participate in the Host Family program are like any other – For more information on how you can help, please call Christine Ferrusi at 905-541-1828 or The Fresh Air Fund at 1-800-367-0003 or visit

Beamsville Senior Citizens Club Pot Luck Dinners • Beamsville Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave. Fourth Monday of every month at 6:00 pm, (except July, August, December) “Friends, family or neighbours welcome. ” Bring main course dish or dessert with own utensils, plate and cup.

Beamsville Senior Choir! Do you like to sing? We practice every Tuesday, from 1-3 pm, at the Lincoln Centre, 4361 Central Ave., Beamsville. We are a fun group, and anyone over the Age of 55 can join. Ken 905-563-4532 or Cathy 905-563-4377.

Chess players invited to join the Grimsby Seniors’ Chess Club playing Wednesdays in the Grimsby Seniors’ Centre, 18 Livingston, at 1 o’clock. Phone Bob at 945-1808

Come Line Dance with the GRIMSBY B-Liners, Grimsby Centre, 18 Livingston Ave, Grimsby (next to Shoppers Drug Mart). Friday morning 9-11 am and Friday evening 7-9

Friends & Neighbours Social Group for women 50+ in West Niagara new to the area. 289-656-1050 or

Grimsby Pipe Band meets on Tuesday evenings and Sat. mornings at John Knox School, 795 Highway 8, Stoney Creek. Experienced pipers and drummers as well as beginners are welcome. We are a non-competing band with an active parade schedule.

The band is directed by Pipe Major Gordon Scott. For more information contact the band secretary, John Dinsmore at 905 -945-5744.

Grimsby Seniors’ Bingo, Wednesday nights at Grimsby Senior Citizens’ Centre, 18 Livingston Ave., 7 p.m. 25 cents per card (seniors only). Call 905-945-3332. Runs from September to June

Grimsby Walking Club, every Thursday night at the Lions Pool, 7 pm. Walking, hiking, & Nordic Walking. Don Matheson or Bruce Manion 289-235-9192.

Lincoln Garden Club and Horticultural Society meet monthly the third Sat. of the month at 9:30 am at the Rittenhouse Hall, Vineland experimental station, Victoria Ave. Visitors are welcome.

Military History Group – Come join a mature group of individuals interested in all things military. No experience needed, computers available or bring your own. E-mail Richard at

Niagara Peninsula Needle Arts Guild meets the first Tuesday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Ball’s Falls Centre for Conservation. Call 905- 682-1993

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 612, Beamsville. Euchre every Sat. 2 pm, Everyone Welcome! Hall rental & catering, Nancy 905-563-0767.

Royal Canadian Legion Br. 127 Grimsby DJ Bob every Sat. 9 pm. Hall Rental Bill McManus 289-235-9137.

Royal Canadian Legion Br 393 Smithville Fun Darts on Tuesday nights in the clubroom. 173 St, Catharines St., Smithville. Everyone Welcome!

Girl Guides of Canada – Registration happening NOW. Guiding provides a safe, all-girl environment that invites girls to challenge themselves, to find their voice, meet new friends. Ages – Sparks (Age 5-6); Brownies (Age 7-8); Guides (Ages 9-11); Pathfinders (Age 12-14); Rangers (Age 15-17) Contact – Nancy Mascarin – 905 547 4389 x 3110.

BINGO, 7 pm Grimsby Seniors club every Wednesday. Please come and enjoy! @ the Livingston Activity Centre, 18 Livingston Ave. Grimsby. 905- 309-2075

Support Groups

Al-Anon-Are you troubled by someone’s drinking? Al-Anon is for you 905-328-1677.

Recovery Canada-Depression, anxiety, fear and panic attacks. Recovery Canada has a program that will help. For info and weekly meetings call 289-925-1817 or 905-684-4698. 222. or

MS Society Grimsby Support Group – (Niagara Peninsula Chapter of Hope) The MS Society offers support groups to assist persons affected by MS, that meets on the last Thursday of each month from 7:15-9:00pm In Grimsby, there is a group (with the exception of the January, July, August, and December months). If you are interested in becoming a member of the Grimsby Support Group or would like further information, please contact: Jessica Province – Programs and Services Coordinator 905-937-7772 OR

Tops Club Inc. (taking Off Pounds Sensibly) Meeting at St. Albans Church, 4321 Ontario St., Beamsville (back entrance and parking). Meeting each Thursday 6 PM – 8 PM

Niagara Post Polio meets every third Thursday of the month starting in Sept. Contact Angela Dumele at 905-357-2611.

Living with Breast Cancer support group, for women in all stages of treatment meets the third Monday of the month 7-9 p.m. at St Andrew’s Anglican Church, in Grimsby, 7-9pm. Call 905 945-1330 or e-mail

Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Program, treatment room, St. Catharines General Hospital, 142 Queenston St., St. Catharines. Call 905-378-4647 ext. 45300, fax 905-682-3394.

Chronic Anger. The Solution: Pathways to Peace Anger Management Support Groups. For more information, Bill at (905) 682-0349.

Community Support Services of Niagara – Helping Seniors Live at Home, two free frozen meals to anyone that initiates service in the Meals on Wheels programs as a special promotion until the end of March 2015 or until quantities last. For more info on the program call 905-563-9501 Ext. 21. Visit our website

New to Canada? To join the English Conversation Circle or receive other services, contact the Community Connections Program. E-mail or leave a message at (905) 309-9675 ext. 3253.

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