Day Trip: “It’s Springtime at Whistling Gardens”

It’s Springtime at Whistling Gardens; Featuring the largest Peony Collection in North America.

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019.

In the spring, lovely Whistling Gardens in Wilsonville (south of Brantford) is home to the largest peony collection in North America. Displays of over a thousand varieties of colourful blooming Peony will be putting on quite a show, along with other spring blooms including Iris and Magnolia. Whistling Gardens’ other delightful features include Garden Ponds, Babbling Brooks, and computer-run Fountain Displays, choreographed to music to further add to the enjoyment of your visit! Prior to our tour of the Gardens (2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. approx.), enjoy a morning stop at Reid’s Candy and Nut Shop, a landmark store in Cambridge since 1971 that offers homemade chocolate, candies and nuts, plus a Full Course Chicken Luncheon at The Olde School Restaurant, a long-established favourite made famous when they hosted The Queen for a Luncheon on one of her visits to Canada.  Come with Time Of Your Life Tours and enjoy this lovely day away!

Just  $108.00  Per ISC Member.  Cost includes Motorcoach Transportation, Lunch, Admission, All Taxes and Meal Tip.  Please purchase tickets in the front office before May 10th.

Cash or cheque accepted.

MOTORCOACH PICKUPS                                     DEPARTS                   RETURNS

Islington Seniors Centre                                         9:30 a.m.                    6:30 p.m.

Movie Matinee: Hercule Poirot in “Hickory, Dickory, Dock”

Thursday, February 28th
Movie Running Time: 1:00 – 2:45 p.m.
Hickory Dickory Dock,
the mouse ran up the clock –
time for murder!

Starring David Suchet, Pauline Moran, Philip Jackson, Jonathan Firth and Damian Lewis.

Hercule Poirot (David Suchet) is incredulous when the impeccable Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) types a letter riddled with errors.  She explains that she’s preoccupied with worry about her sister, who runs a London student hostel plagued by a spate of mysterious thefts.  More thefts occur and then the murders begin, witnessed only by a small mouse.  Poirot and Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) race against time to trap a killer desperate to conceal a secret from the past.

In the Multi-Purpose Room.
Member Fee $2.00.

Movie Matinee: “With a Song in My Heart”–The Jane Froman Story

Thursday, February 21st
Movie Running Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

“Susan Hayward is absolutely sensational in this enchanting musical retelling of the extraordinary life of 1940’s songstress Jane Froman”. (L.A. Examiner)

Starring Susan Hayward, Rory Calhoun, David Wayne, Thelma Ritter and Robert Wagner.

Packed with unforgettable tunes and an incredible cast, this heartwarming story is a soul-stirring experience. Known for a voice with the power to move millions and a heart to match, Jane Froman (superbly played by Susan Hayward) is one of America’s most beloved singers. But when an overseas flight crashes off the coast of Lisbon she bearly survives the wreck.  Ripped from the spotlight into a series of life-threatening operations, hope seems a distant memory for her as she sets out on a journey of triumphant recovery that is more than heroic, it’s what music is made of.  Ms. Froman was heavily involved in the making of this fabulous movie about her life and the ‘icing on the cake’ is that she also recorded all the songs for it herself. To hear her sing is to never forget her!

In the Multi-Purpose Room.
Member Fee $2.00.

Purdy’s Easter Chocolates!

The Islington Seniors’ Centre has partnered with Purdy’s Chocolates for an Easter Fundraiser for the Centre!  Purchase chocolates and help the Centre too!

Chocolates can be ordered online at: fundraising.purdys.com. Register and create an account with you name and create a password. Register “As A Supporter”.  The Islington account to input is: 28005. Then your order goes under the Islington Seniors’ Centre account and will be delivered by April 10th to the Centre.  You will be called when your order has arrived.

You can also order on a hard copy form that you can pick up in the main office.   The deadline to order is: Tuesday, March 19th.

“The Visual Experience–What do We See in Art” Presentation

Friday, February 22nd from 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Presented by a member artist of the Art Group of the Islington Seniors’ Centre.  “As artists, we utilize tools and techniques to best communicate our message or intent. There are infinite ways the painting or drawing can reveal itself.  It is important that we explore other’s work and methods to help us in our own work.  Explore interesting photography pieces that may inspire you or help you to develop your own self-expression.  A discussion of the intent of the artist, what emotion the photo may draw upon and what different approaches you think could have been utilized.”

$2.00 to attend and can be paid at the session.

(Artwork by the artists is available for sale at the Centre and you can speak to the artists, usually on Fridays at the art classes.)