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

    • June 5, 2024 ~ Final Probus Meeting of the year 2023-24
      Our final meeting of 2023-24 will be held at the beautiful River House Vineyard & Winery, 221 Davern Lane, near Bolingbrook. We will welcome our guest speaker, Thanh Campbell. Enjoy a social get together, feast on a lovely lunch and participate in wine tasting in the afternoon. A select menu is available in our May Social Report ~ Click here ~ and we would ask you to make your choices by May 17th, at which time our numbers will be confirmed with the venue. Sign-ups are underway! Please email .

    • June 18, 2024 ~ Lunch and Gentle Hiking
      Lunch at Fall River Restaurant, 21980 Highway 7, Maberly, followed by hike at Purdon Conservation area, Concession Rd 8, Lanark Highlands

    • July 25, 2024 ~ Lunch and Theatre
      Muskie Jake’s, 550 Stone St S, Gananoque, for luch at 11:30 and 2pm matinee to see Momma Mia at Gananoque Theatre Playhouse, 185 South St, Gananoque 40 theatre tickets have been ordered at $40 each Last date to order is June 28th. Choose your seats when you pay. Sign up in person or email .

    • In addition, our Social Report usually has more information on Probus events and a list of other events that may be of interest to members.

    Previously Enjoyed Social Events

    • May 22, 2024  ~ Tulip tour, Lunch and History
      Carpooling from The Factory parking lot on Sunset Blvd to Ottawa's beautiful gardens. Lunch was held at The Swan on the Rideau, 2730 River Rd. Manotick. Then there was a guided tour of Dickson House and Watson’s Mill, just down the road.

    • May 8, 2024 ~ Date Night at Michael's Table
      We hared and paired at Michael's Table, 110 Gore St E, Perth. At a cost of $69, we received 2 mains, 2 desserts and a bottle of red or white wine.

    • May 1, 2024 ~ Probus Lunch at the Perth Restaurant
      Lunch at the Perth Restaurant, 23 Gore St E, after our April meeting.

    • April 24-26, 2024 ~ Our 3-day/2-night trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake Travel adventure
      Carpooling was recommended by the Social Events Team. Accommodations were booked at the 10-room Canterbury Inn . Two doubles, and queen rooms with and without fireplaces can be booked. This trip will offer a winery ramble, walking the beautiful pathway at Niagara Falls, attending The Shaw Festival’s opening night of “Witness to the Prosecution”, the opening play at The Shaw, time to explore the Butterfly Conservatory, and the Journey Behind the Falls Tour.

    • April 11, 2024 ~ Dinner Theatre
      Dinner at the Red Fox Restaurant, 80 Foster St, Perth, at 5pm. The Studio Theatre presents "Black Coffee" at 7:30.

    • April 3, 2024 ~ Post-meeting Lunch
      Lunch at Gather, 40 Gore St. East.

    • March 21, 2024 ~ lunch at Temples Sugar Bush and Restaurant
      Orders for a pancake lunch were taken at 12 noon. Participants enjoyed a wander through the forest and sugar house afterwards.

    • March 1, 2024 ~ Dinner and Play 5 - 9:30pm
      Dinner at the Golden Arrow, 71 Foster St., Perth, followed by Jesus Christ Superstar at St. Paul's United Church, 25 Gore St. West, at 7:30pm, when the Orion Theatre Company presented the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s production. All profits in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

    • February 22, 2024 ~ Dinner and Play in Smiths Falls
      Dinner at the Vault Eatery, 2 Russel Street at 5pm, followed by "See How They Run", a farce by Philip King, at the Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave. The special group rate for 15+ participants was just $20 each for orders placed by Jan 28.

    • February 7, 2024 ~ Post-meeting Lunch
      Lunch was held at Michael’s Table, 110 Gore St. East.

    • January 27, 2024 ~ Robbie Burns Supper Celebrations at The Cove Inn in Westport
      We hosted a Robbie Burns Night, 6-10 pm, Supper & Seventh Town Ceili Band $70 plus GST & tip.

    • January 5, 2024 ~ "Anatomy of a Fall" at Studio Theatre
      "Anatomy of a Fall" is a French legal thriller, written by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari, directed by Triet. This is a 2023 French courtroom drama thriller starring Sandra Hüller as a writer trying to prove her innocence in her husband’s death.

    • January 3, 2024 ~ Post-meeting Lunch
      Lunch after the January meeting was held at The Red Fox, 80 Foster St.

    • 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.

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

    • December 4, 2023 ~ Christmas Party at the Perth Legion
      A turkey dinner, with music and dancing by Matt Dickson  helped us kick off the season! We had a capacity of 60 for this year's celebration. Cost: $45/person to be paid at our October 4th meeting. This event was sold out.

    • 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: