Social Activities and Events

Throughout the year, we have a varied programme of group activities.

Bowls – April to September: Crown Green bowls every Monday afternoon on Crosstown Bowling Club’s green (changed for 2022 – used to be Tuesday); occasional matches against various other local clubs; October to March: short mat indoor bowls on Wednesday afternoons at Alderley Edge Festival Hall.

Bridge – occasional social matches with other clubs during the winter months, generally with a pre-match meal.

Golf – primarily social; occasional matches with other clubs.

IT – meets virtually using Zoom, fourth Monday mornings (monthly except December); IT/modern technology related issues discussed; IT tips/warnings etc. passed on to the wider club membership; where possible, help provided to any Probus member who has a technical IT related problem. Pre-covid we met at Crosstown, but Zoom actually works quite well (no room costs, plus people sometimes need to refer to articles/bits of kit they might not have to hand at a live meeting); this will be kept under review, and live meetings may be resumed in the future.

Walking – second and fourth Tuesdays monthly; walks, normally within an hour’s drive (sharing cars) are 5 to 8 miles, followed by a pub lunch. An annual 3 or 4 day walking holiday is arranged, normally in the summer, most recently in the Lake District.

Christmas Lunch – resumed in 2021 (after having to cancel in 2020 because of covid); recent lunches have been held at Statham Lodge in Lymm; partners and guests welcome.

Wining and Dining – regular lunches (on 5th Tuesdays) and wine tasting themed evenings with dinner; partners and guests welcome.

Other Events – occasional quizzes, plus regular trips to places and events of interest, e.g. theatre, opera, country houses, historical towns, factories, museums; and sometimes the more unusual, such as a recycling plant, an industrial tomato greenhouse, the North West M6 Traffic Control Centre, et al.