Social Events / Activities

    The Social Events and Activities that take place throughout the year are the herbs and spices of the Probus Perth menu. They add zest to the program and help to bring members together in pursuit of common interests and friendship.

    We have been exceptionally fortunate to have had such interesting activities over the years.

    For all events, priority is given to members and their guests. If there is room, members of other Probus Clubs are welcome to attend. For some events there may be minimum numbers of people required to proceed and there is usually a charge, payable in advance. The advance payments are normally reimbursed in full if the members are unable to attend or the activity does not proceed, unless a non-refundable deposit has to be paid to reserve the event. The club attempts to break even on all special activities.

    Tickets may be paid for either by cheque or by e-Transfer. Please see PAYMENTS-PROBUS PERTH.

      Future Social Events

    • December 4, 2023 ~ Christmas Party at the Perth Legion
      A turkey dinner, with music and dancing by Matt Dickson will help us kick off the season! We have a capacity of 60 for this year's celebration. Cost: $45/person must be paid at our October 4th meeting. There will be no refunds but tickets will be provided. Should a conflict arise, share the ticket(s) with a friend! Please email or call 705-740-3932. Once you have your tickets, check out the seating opportunities and add your party’s names to the table sheets on Wednesday, October 4th!
      Note: This event has been sold out.

    • December 6, 2023 ~ Post-meeting Lunch
      Lunch following our December 6th Probus Meeting will be held at Fiddleheads, 53 Herriott St. at 12:15. Reserve your space by emailing Sue Brown at .

    • December 15, 2023 ~ Finger Food Potluck Gathering & Show
      Pot luck hosted by Sue Brown at her home And then Studio Theatre’s Harmony presentation of Studio Theatre’s Harmony presentation of Anna Ludlow’s Christmas Kitchen Party with Gail Gavin Doors open: 7 pm, Dec. 15th, Show time: 7:30 pm. While tickets last! Purchase your tickets online for $35 plus HST by clicking here .

    • January 3, 2024 ~ Post-meeting Lunch
      Lunch after the January meeting will be at The Red Fox, 80 Foster St. They can seat up to 30 people. Reserve your space by emailing Sue Brown at

    • Planning Ahead
      • Our 3-day/2-night trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake will take place April 24-26, 2024. Carpooling is recommended by the Social Events Team. Accommodations will be booked at the 10-room Canterbury Inn . Two doubles, and queen rooms with and without fireplaces can be booked very soon. All who have signed up by October 4th will receive a letter with room descriptions and costs. That’s all that needs to be paid before arriving! This trip will offer a winery ramble, walking the beautiful pathway at Niagara Falls, attending a play at The Shaw, time to explore the Butterfly Conservatory, and the Journey Behind the Falls Tour. If you haven’t yet signed up for this trip, see Gail Read at our next meeting, email to or call 613-464-3063 at your earliest convenience. We are currentlty 70% booked.

    • In addition, the Social Report in the Probian usually has a list of other events that may be of interest to members.

    Previously Enjoyed Social Events

    • November 7 and 9, 2023 ~ November Perth Legion Guided Tours at 10am
      In celebration of Remembrance Day, Probus members were invited to tour the WW1 and WW2 memorabilia and artifacts in the Perth Legion that have been collected locally and are on exhibition at our Perth Legion. Groups were limited to 10 people to maximize the experience.

    • November 1, 2023 ~ Post-Meeting Lunch
      12 noon at Gather, 40 Gore St. East.

    • October 20, 2023 ~ October Dinner Theatre in Smiths Falls Dinner at My Place - 2 Main St. West at 5pm and Show time is at the Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Avenue, at 7:30pm.

    • October 7, 2023 ~ The Mousetrap
      Written by Agatha Christie, Directed by Katharine Coleman .

    • October 4, 2023 ~ Post-Meeting Lunch
      12 noon at Michael’s Table, 110 Gore St. East

    • September 29, 2023 ~ River House Vineyard and Winery
      221 Davern Lane, Maberly, (Christie Lake Rd to Hanna Rd). Plans were made to be able to visit the Winery and do some wine tasting before lunch at 11:30. Arrive by 11 for wine tasting downstairs before moving into the dining area for an 11:30 lunch. Mary forwarded a menu to participants and submitted the choices.

    • September 6, 2023 ~ Lunch at CC's on the Rideau A special welcome luncheon was held following our first meeting of 2023-24 on Wednesday September 6th at 12:15 pm. CC's on the Rideau is located in Rideau Ferry, 1030 Rideau Ferry Road.

    • August 26, 2023 ~ Dinner and Theatre in Smiths Falls
      Dinner at The Lockmaster’s Taphouse & Patio, 32 Beckwith St. South, starting at 4:30 p.m,: dinner on the patio. Then Red Dirt Skinners at the Smiths Falls Station Theatre, 63 Victoria Ave, Smiths Falls.
      Rob and Sarah Skinner are described by Roots Music Canada as “The Pink Floyd of Folk Music”. They are multi-award winners. This duo has a natural rapport with their “over 50” audiences and their live shows are a musical journey to remember ~

    • July 27, 2023 ~ Walk and Refresh
      Mill of Kintail - 4 km Forest Walk - 2854 Ramsay Concession 8, Almonte - 9:30 am start from main parking lot.
      Considered an easy walk. Bring: Good walking shoes, layers of clothing, a light snack, and water.
      One of the 7 Wonders of Lanark.
      Then moving on to the Ashton Brewing Company, 113 Old Mill Road, Ashton - 11:45 a.m. Enjoy lunch & a local brew!
      Please feel free to join just one or both of these events. Specify your attendance when emailing Gail . Reserved for 20.

    • June 21, 2023 ~ 1000 Island Playhouse to see “Baskerville”
      The Sherlock Holmes play Baskerville starts at 2 pm
      The playhouse is at 185 South St., Gananoque ~ 40 tickets have been ordered at $37 ~ Carpool event!
      Lunch at 11 a.m.: Muskie Jakes 550 Stone St S, Gananoque.

    • June 7, 2023 ~ Probian Year-end Lunch at Fiddleheads
      Traditionally, we have had a great turnout for our year-end lunch and participation was good for this event too.

    • June 2, 2023 ~ Trip to Canadian War Museum and Diefenbunker
      9-11:30: Canadian War Museum Tour – 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa
      12 noon: Lunch at “The Swan at Carp” - 108 Falldown Lane, Carp
      2:15 p.m.: Diefenbunker Tour – 3929 Carp Road
      Members could sign up for both locations and lunch or just for 1 event and lunch or no lunch.

    • May 5, 2023 ~ Nunsense at The Studio Theatre, Perth Probus Members were invited to attend as a group on Friday, May 5th at 7:30.

    • April 14, 2023 ~ Lunch at Temples Sugar Bush
      A number of members met at Temples Sugar Bush , 1700 Ferguson Falls Rd., Lanark at 11:30 a.m.

    • March 24, 2023 ~ The 39 Steps at the Studio Theatre
      The 39 Steps is a play adapted by Patrick Barlowe from the Novel by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock.
      Please get your own tickets from Tickets Please. A dinner reservation has been made at Rocky River 8 Wilson St. E. Sign-up at our March 1st meeting or by contacting Mary at or by calling 613-264-6244.

    • March 12, 2023 ~ Orpheus Musical THeatre - Memphis The Musical
      Meridian Theatre, 101 Centrepointe Drive, 2 p.m., Tickets: $32 to $57
      Click here to order tickets or Telephone: 613-580-2700
      Memphis is the winner of 4 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
      Sign up for a 12 pm lunch at the Royal Oak, 117 Centrepointe Drive with Gail at
      A lovely afternoon and home before dark!!

    • Febuary 24, 2023 ~ A local night of the great Canadian game in Perth!!
      Dinner at The Golden Arrow at 5:30 pm. Sign up with Gail at
      Perth Arena - 2 Beckwith St E - Perth Blue Wings Hockey vs. Carleton Place 7:30 – 10:30 pm
      Tickets may be purchased at the door.

    • February 18, 2023 ~ Focus Concert Series featuring Suzie Vinnick
      Probus will atend the Suzie Vinnick Concert with Australian colleague Lloyd Spiegel - 8:00pm (7:30 arrival) at Almonte's Old Town Hall, 14 Bridge St., Almonte
      “Vinnick is beloved for her blistering bluesy guitar and bass chops and honey-sweet vocals. Suzie has won ten Maple Blues Awards, one Canadian Folk Music Award and is a three-time Juno nominee.”
      Tickets costing $30 available via Tickets Please. NOW SOLD OUT.
      Sign up for dinner at the Barley Mow 79 Little Bridge St, Almonte. with Gail at

    • February 9, 2023 ~ "Working" at the Studio Theatre
      Working was a musical celebration of people from all walks of life that sets out to prove that work is more than “just a job”. 
      Dinner at Michael’s Table, 110 Gore St E, Perth, at 5:30.

    • January 28, 2023 ~ Mix and Match
      11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ~ Blue Vendor’s Market, Carleton Place Arena
      Lunch at 12:30 ~ The Thirsty Moose, 20 Bridge St, Carleton Place
      3:30 p.m.~ 1st Event in Speaker’s Series: “The 60s Scoop Survivor’s Journey”. Presenter: Colleen Helen-Cardinal, Almonte Library 155 High Street Admission by donation

    • January 27, 2023 ~ Anne of Green Gables
      PPAC’s presentation of “Anne of Green Gables”- was held  at the Mason Theatre at PDCI, 13 Victoria St. Perth. Tickets available at Tickets Please. Dinner at Maximilian’s, 99 Gore St E, Perth.

    • For a complete list of Special Events from the club's inception in 1996 to the end of 2022: