Probus Club of Muskoka North

Welcome Potential Probus Members to

Our Group Activities

I hope you have explored our Website to learn about our Monthly General Meetings with thought-provoking Speakers and our entertaining Social Events organized on a regular basis. There are also Activity Groups just waiting for you to Join.

Activity or Interest Groups are there for your Enjoyment, for both Mental & Physical Pursuits and to help Make New Friends. Whenever a group of Members, no matter how small, get together with a common interest, that’s the start of a New Group. And we are always ready to develop New, Old & Possible ways to help keep you Enthusiastic and Stimulated.

Listed below are descriptions of the exciting Current Groups which get together on a monthly basis, or weekly for the outdoor sports. Where possible, Members take turns Hosting their Group in their homes or convenient location.

We look forward to you joining Probus Club of Muskoka North in Huntsville, and having you Participate in a Group, or two, which will meet your needs.

If you wish further information, please feel free to contact:

Ann Sutherland, Activities Chair

Let's Have Fun, Make New Friends & Get Active

Dream of an Activity
Now Help Start a New Group

Biking, Board Games, Chefs Table, Chess Nuts, 
Golf, Investments, Movie Night, Music, Scotch Tasting, 
Suffleboard,  Theatre, Walking & Strolling, 
Wine Appreciation . . .


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Here is an opportunity for members to bring in their art projects to work on in a supportive environment with Artists that have experience in various media. Our Art Group will be meeting in the drop-in room at the Active Living Centre on the 3rd Tuesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. until noon. There is a minimal cost of $10.00 for 10 sessions, purchased at the Summit Centre’s Reception.


If you enjoy Euchre, you'll have double the pleasure playing Bid Euchre, using two Euchre decks (9 thru Ace). There is no kitty, and the power to determine trump is literally in your hand.  Players bid to declare how many tricks they think they can take.  After playing a few games, Players are delighted at the challenge that Bid Euchre presents. So try your hand on the 3rd Tuesday of each Month at 1:30 p.m.



Whether you are new to Birding or an experienced Birder, this is a great place to meet like minded people and celebrate our feathered friends. The group meets in the morning on the 1st Tuesday of the Month for either a presentation or field trip.  This is an opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into identifying our local birds, choosing the best Apps available and learning other rewarding information.





The birding group is growing by leaps and bounds, to the point where we will be limiting our outings (though not our presentations) to people who have already signed up. We want to make sure everyone can hear the expert commentary from our leaders  and this is difficult if the group is too large. 
Our next outing will be May14 when we will be looking for warblers. 


Do you love books? Our Group is a great spot for Bonding, Making Friends & Sharing different perspectives as we discuss our Pick Of The Month. At 1:30 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of each month we rotate to a different Member’s home where we take a break amidst the madness of life. The Book is just a great excuse to get together.





  Thursday May 16, 2024 ~ Host: Linda Harper. Book: Laughed Till They Cried by Sally Barnes


Now is the time to rid yourself of any frustrations by rolling a heavy ball down a lane and knocking down a bunch of pins! Our new Bowling Group will be meeting on the 4th Tuesday of each Month at 1:00 p.m. at the Huntsville Bowl. There is a minimal charge of $15.50 for 2 games and shoes. We can accommodate 14 players, so please RSVP.



Tired of going to a function alone or even worst not even going at all.  Don’t miss out on all the wonderful activities happening in Huntsville and around Muskoka, particularly throughout the Summer, like the theatre, markets, craft fairs, concerts, art exhibits, and so much more. Here is your opportunity to meet up with other Members who would also like to share in the fun.

Muskoka Outings Summer 2024


Kick off your shoes and dance to the Oldies. Initially, this group will be joining the Canadian Legion's Dance Night on the 1st Friday of each Month at 7:30 p.m. There is an admission of $10.00, but you can dance to your heart's delight with music from Bill Dickinson.  And, who knows where the Dancing Dozen may boogie to next.


Duplicate bridge is the most widely used variation of contract bridge. Every hand, whether strong or weak, is played in competition with others playing the identical cards. The object of play is not to amass the largest number of points, but rather to bid and play the hands better than all the other pairs who play them. Our six month schedule starts in May and we play the 3rd Thursday of the Month at 1:00 p.m.


Look forward to exercising our brains, honing our social skills and being tempted with coffee and goodies!!  Euchre is an easy to learn, trick-taking, truimp-calling card game. It's played with a deck of 24 standard playing cards, using 9s through to the Aces.  We meet in Group Member's homes, on the 4th Wednesday of each Month at 1:30 p.m. We hope you will join us for a good game of cards and total enjoyment.


Collaborating with others is one of the most cherished aspects of genealogy. Working and sharing with like-minded folks, while conducting your family history research, can be both helpful and rewarding.  Join us at 1:30 p.m., on the 3rd Wednesday of each Month. Meetings are in the Solarium Room at the Huntsville Public Library, where we have free access to We welcome new and experienced Family Tree Hunters.

No Meetings in June, July and August


Dine out at one of Muskoka’s Fine Dining Establishments and enjoy gastronomic delights with the fellowship of Good Friends. Registration is open to all Probus II members, but on a first come first served basis as space is limited. Most dinners are Pay-As-You-Go, you select from the menu and pay individually with your own credit card. There is a Refundable Deposit required with each reservation.

Interested in current and future dining events? Click on the links below.


2023/24 Winter Dining Out

Summer of Gourmet Lakeside Dining 2024


Put on your good, sturdy hiking boots (and your bug jacket in spring) and let's tackle the beautiful trails Muskoka has to offer. We generally hike for 1-2 hours every Monday morning, on a variety of terrains, in a variety of locations. The Group meets from May to end of June and starts again for September and October. 


Get together for a relaxed, informal lunch with your Probus Friends on the 2nd Wednesday of every Month. We'll try different venues to keep things interesting, with Members taking turns making arrangements with a restaurant of their choice. Participant select their own lunch from the menu and pay for their meal and gratuity individually. Join us as we swap stories, laugh and just hang out.




 Wednesday May 8, 2024. The Mill On Main Street . ~ Host: Sharyn Rutledge

Sharpen your mind and train your concentration skill. American Mahjong is a 4-player, tile-based game. Each player receives 13 tiles to place on a rack. The goal is to match one’s set of tiles to one of 55 different hands on a preset score card by taking turns at trading, picking up and discarding tiles. The game depends partially on luck and partially on skill. This group meets on the 3rd Monday of each Month at 1:30 p.m.




This month’s meeting will be held on Monday, May 13th before the Victoria Day holiday.


The Management Team, made up of the Executive and Committee Chairs, meets on the 4th Monday of every Month at 9:30 a.m.  During the meeting, the Team addresses Member feedback, discusses upcoming plans and finds new ways to enhance and energize our Club.

Members, if you are interested in being a part of the Management Team, please reach out to our President.


"Retired Old Men Eating Out" This is the chance for all the men of Probus II to meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each Month at 12:30 p.m. to enjoy each others company and interesting conversation. Lunch will take place at one of the Huntsville or area's restaurants. Each participant orders their own lunch from the menu and is responsible for payment and gratuity. 





 Wednesday May 15, 12:30pm.  Location: Mill On Main NOTE CHANGE OF DATE

Mexican Train is a modern version of Dominoes. The object is to play your tiles onto one or more chains, emanating from a central hub and to use all your tiles before anyone else. Because of its simplicity and interaction, it can be played by nearly anyone. We welcome New Players to join in an afternoon of exhilarating fun, on the 1st Monday of each Month at 1:30 p.m.

No Meetings In July and August


The name, “Needles & Hooks”  encompasses what we actually do. Knitting, crocheting, sewing, weaving, needlepoint, crewelwork, embroidery, rug hooking . . . the list goes on. If it involves a needle and/or hook it will fit in here.  Join us on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and we hope we can help each other either by learning new skills or by solving old problems.




 June 5, 2024 ~ Host: Linda Harper ~ Note: No meeting in July, enjoy your summer!

The Paddling Group meets once a month from May to October for a paddle on one of our local rivers/lakes. Members are invited to participate by paddling either a canoe, kayak or stand-up paddle board and are required to outfit their paddling craft with the appropriate safety gear  (whistle, bailing device, extra paddle, 50” throw rope and a personal floatation device - to be worn by every paddler while on the water) and to ensure the safe transportation of their craft to and from the designated put-in locations.   Each outing lasts between 3 and 4 hours with a shore lunch part way through the trip.  The purpose of the Paddling Group is to offer members the opportunity to enhance their paddling skills while exploring a variety of local waterways and developing a community of like-minded paddlers.


A place for Photographers, of any skill level, to discover creative skill sets, practice new techniques and present their spectacular photos based on a chosen theme. Join us on the 2nd Monday of each Month at 1:30 p.m. perhaps for a photographic field trip to discover awesome local scenery or the microscopic details of plants and insects.





The theme for May's meeting is "Wabi-Sabi and Pareidolia".
Monday May 13th ~ Host: Jim Harper


Register to be incorporated into the Spring or Fall schedule. Each team plays against all other teams in the competition, accumulating points per game. At year end, the winning team with the most points is announced at a Potluck Lunch. Welcome to anyone interested in joining the Round Robin tournament, whether as a single player or with your own partner.


Come take part in some winter sports activities. The group meets every Monday at 11:00 a.m. when snow levels allow. Some of us snowshoe, some of us cross-country ski and occasionally there’s a chance to ice skate. We are meeting approximately every other week at Arrowhead, which has a wonderful Visitors’ Centre with fireplace for a picnic lunch after our exercise. Other locations are included on alternate weeks.  Please ensure your name is on the list, if you want to be kept up to date on what’s happening!


On the first Thursday of every month the Social Committee gathers to plan and organize some exciting new events and to finalize the arrangements for events in the works.  This highly motivated team is always looking for new ideas and new members to the group.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Paulette Fisher, Social Committee Chair.


Are you a Traveller or an Armchair Traveller?  Join our Group to enjoy the sights of fellow Probus Members and share their experiences from around the World.  We meet the 4th Monday of each Month at 1:30 p.m. at Huntsville’s Canadian Legion.  There is a minimal charge of $2 per person to help cover the hall rental.  Any suggestions or ideas for possible Travel Presentations are always welcome.  Let us know if you or a friend have a fascinating excursion you wish to share.




No meeting this month as we are embarking on a Road Trip to Prince Edward County 
No meetings June, July and August.
Monthly meetings return September 23, 2024