Recreation

We have various drop in games programs for all levels, including bridge, mah-jong, chess and rummi-cube. Love to sing? Join our international choir! If reading and writing is what interest you, take part in creative writing or take out a book during library hours. For more information about Recreation at Betel, please contact Jen MacDonald at 416-225-2112, ext. 105 or jenm@betelcentre.org.

GAMES

All participants must be current members. All games are free of charge unless otherwise listed.

Bingo
2 cards for $1. Facilitator: Barry Gordon and Gloria Korson
Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, May 22
Wednesday, June 5 and 19
1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


Bridge – Beginner Part 1
Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113.
Instructor: Sheila Wilner
Tuesday, April 16 – June 25
10:15 am – 12:00 pm


Bridge – Beginner Part 2
Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113.
Instructor: Sheila Wilner
Tuesday, April 16 – June 25
12:30 pm – 2:15 pm


Canasta – Beginners
Must register in advance.
Instructor: Bernice Biranbaum and Renee Paul Meadow
Wednesday, April 3 – 24
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 members $50 non-members

Wednesday, May 8 – 29
1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
$25 members $50 non-members


Cards & Games Room
All card playing and games welcome. Supplies for Mah Jong, Rummi-Cube, Canasta and Scrabble provided. For all other games, please bring your own supplies. Drop-in.
Monday, April 8 – May 13
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, April 9 – June 25
2:45 pm – 4:15 pm

Thursday, April 4 – June 27
11:00 am – 4:00 pm


Canasta – Open
Drop in.
Tuesday, January 8 – March 26
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm


Card Playing & Chess
Drop-in.
Monday – Tuesday• 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Wednesday • 9:00 am – 6:30 pm
Thursday • 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Friday • 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


Mah Jong – Beginners/Intermediate
Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113. Instructors: Rivka Rotman and Judy Ezrin
Group 1: Thursday, April 11 – May 9
10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Group 2: Thursday, May 16 – June 20
10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Rummi-Cube
Drop-in. Instructor: Sandy Bokser
Friday, April 5 – June 28
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Sudoku – Beginners
Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113. Instructor: Bob and Gail Berchuk
Thursday, April 18 – June 6
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm


Sunday Games
Chess, cards, bridge and Rummi-Cube. Drop-in.
Sunday • 10:00 am – 3:30 pm


MUSIC

A Taste of Music
Harvey Skolnick will present a biography of famous singers and/or background material of memorable Broadway musicals. Hear the original recordings and sing along. Lyrics will be provided. Drop in. Wednesday, Wednesday, April 10
Wednesday, May 8
Wednesday, June 12
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free


LITERARY ARTS

Creative Writing
Participants have the opportunity to read their work aloud and be critiqued by their peers and instructor in a supportive and friendly environment. Instructor: Sylvia Warsh
Friday, April 5 – June 21
10:30 am – 12:30 pm • 10 weeks
$85 members $170 non-members


Current Events
Discussion of different subjects of interest in a relaxed and friendly environment. Instructor: Harvey Skolnick
Monday, April 1 – June 24
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free


Remember When…
Remember when your little brother caught his hand in the jam jar? Or when the turkey slid across the floor? Through prompts and discussion, you will learn how to write engaging stories about the memories of your extraordinary life. Create a unique legacy for future generations to enjoy. Must register in advance. Please call 416-225-2112, ext. 113.
Facilitator: Carolyn Peters
Wednesday, April 10 – June 19
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Free


Who Knew?
There are many artful ways to tell stories! Through dance, music, crafts, visual arts, photos, objects, film, conversation and more. Free! Everyone welcome! No experience necessary! Russian translator present. Come and try out some out!
Artists: Ruth Howard, Michelle Silagy, Alejandra Nunez, Adrienne Marcus Raja, Tijana Spasic, Shifra Cooper, Arie van de Ven and others

Story Films
Bring one or two small meaningful objects to create a short video
Mondays April 15, 22 and 29
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Dance
Gentle creative movement
Mondays April 15 and 22
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Music
Bring your voice or an instrument
Mondays April 29 and May 6
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Dance & Music
Putting the pieces together
Mondays May 13
12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Ceramics
Creating small storytelling figures and objects
May 6 and 13
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Arts Drop-In
Making things & sharing stories
Mondays April 29, May 6 and 13
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Friday May 24
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Celebration, Exhibition & Screening
Sharing all we’ve created together this winter and spring
Festive refreshments served
Monday May 27
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Who Knew? Flyer (English)
Who Knew Flyer (Russian)


LIBRARY HOURS

Come in and check out the library! Mystery, romance, biographies and so much more!

English Library
Thursday • 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Russian Library
Monday • 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Thursday • 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Hebrew Library
Tuesday • 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Course Registration Policy