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Thursday, February 15th - Dinner/Theater Special Event

Time to shrug aside those winter blues! Join us for dinner at Trattoria Caffe Italia (corner of Gladstone and Preston) followed by “The Clean House” at the Gladstone Theatre (just across the street).

Dinner: A three course set menu featuring lasagna or chicken available for $40, plus tax and gratuities. Condensed dinner menu available for less. Couples or individuals spending $50 or more on food get a 15% discount. Reservations 613-236-1081, mention “Probus Alta-Vista.
Theatre: The play, by Sarah Ruhl, is a whimsical romantic comedy centered on Matilde, a Brazilian maid who would rather be a comedienne. It was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2005 and played “off Broadway” in 2006.
Timing: Curtain-up is at 7:30 so plan to be at the restaurant about 5. Leave by 7:10.
Parking: City of Ottawa parking lot just north of the Preston underpass beside the Adult High School. Easy walk to both restaurant and theatre. Some street parking is available in the neighbourhood.
Booking: Theatre Box Office, 613-233-4523. We have a block of tickets at a special rate of $31.80 if booked by February 1st. Mention “Probus Alta-Vista” when booking. If you miss the deadline, it’s still value for money at the regular ticket price.
One without the Other? No problem.


February 28th - Dorothy Phillips
Writing Non-fiction

Dorothy Phillips holds a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in Experimental Social Psychology. Inter alia, she worked with the federal Department of Communications where she established a Behavioural Research Group to study the design of new computer communications technologies.

Her talk will use examples from her book: Victor and Evie: British Aristocrats in Wartime Rideau Hall, and will refer to other books of non-fiction.  Dorothy will focus on how non-fiction writing differs from fiction, and what is meant by creative non-fiction. Then the talk will turn to the research required, methods of research and ways of keeping everything straight.

Victor is Sir Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th Duke of Devonshire, Governor General: 1916 - 1921

Guests and Visitors from other Clubs are welcome.

We are a 'Combined' Club. We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month (except December - 2nd Wednesday). Meetings begin at 10:00 with a few minutes of announcements and then a speaker. Members start to arrive about 9:30 for coffee, cookies and chat (tea, Tim-bits and talk).

Meetings are at:

Gloucester Presbyterian Church
91 Pike Street

Pike Street runs north from Hunt Club just west of Conroy. The church is at the corner of Lorry Greenberg and Pike. Parking lot entrances are off Pike.

 PROBUS' Vital Purpose …

... to stimulate thought, interest and participation in activities at a time in life when it is easy to become complacent and self-centred.

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