Do you wonder what some of our activities are all about? What is a bunka? Who are Chicks with Sticks? Cards or Card Making, Knitting or Hooking, Moves or Movies, whatever your interests, we have it. Or, we can make it happen! Most activities have two or three experienced people willing to guide you on your journey to joy and relaxation.

Our regular activities include: cards, knitting, bunka, hardanger, Swedish weaving, arts & crafts, painting, pool, scrabble, movie nights, stained glass, and of course, lots & lots of coffee and tea!

We have yoga, weight lifting for women over 50 and integrative movement classes for those who like to exercise with friends at any level of fitness.

We regularly take bus trips to: shop, explore museums & tourist attractions, take in the theatre, attend special performances, or see new things.

Program Descriptions

This relaxing three hour studio is a place for artists working in any media. We paint, draw, and chat, helping each other with encouragement, suggestions, and the flow of creative energy in the room.

Artists in Residence:

  • Sharon Stein
  • Lynn Steiner

Bunka is a form of Japanese embroidery originating around the turn of the 20th century. Bunka artists use a specialized embroidery needle and rayon threads to create very detailed pictures that resemble oil paintings. Unlike some other forms of embroidery, bunka is fragile and is usually presented as artwork rather than as clothing adornment. Bunka has gained in popularity since the advent of numbered kits, which provide a step-by-step guide to producing artwork. The Bunka Babes will be happy to get you started on your first project.

Bridge, Euchre, Snap, Fish, name your game.

Hardanger is a form of embroidery traditionally worked with white thread on white even-weave cloth, using counted-thread and drawn-thread techniques. It is sometimes called white work embroidery.

A Nordic walking group meets at Walker House on Friday mornings, except for the summer season.  Those who walk for stability and balance meet at 8:30 am and walk around the waterfront for half an hour. Those who walk for fitness meet at 9 am and walk for an hour. The poles and techniques are different for these two purposes.

Walker House will subsidize the cost of attending a Nordic walking clinic with Sue Turner, a certified Urban Poling instructor, to learn about the poles, techniques and health benefits, and to help you decide which walking group is most appropriate for you. For more information on Nordic walking, clinics, or to purchase or rent Urban Poles, the Canadian brand recommended by Sue, please visit her website at or contact her at or 613-213-0869.

Enjoy a game of pool weekly. New players of any age and any ability are always welcome. There's a shuffleboard table, too, if that's your style.

Prescott Hoops and Hooks meet twice a month to hook rugs. Rug hooking is easy to learn and relaxing to do. We work with burlap, wool strips, and a hook. We hold the wool strips under the burlap, and pull up loops with the hook. Anyone in the group will show you how it’s done and in five minutes get you started on a lifetime hobby. We make rugs, wall hangings, coasters, and other decorative objects. We hook for three hours, with coffee, treats and conversation to sustain us. Membership in Prescott Hoops and Hooks is $5 a year.

The Wednesday Afternoon Art studio welcomes all artists, beginners or accomplished, any media, any subject matter. We work on our own pieces in a convivial atmosphere of support, helping and sharing. Drop in between 1:00 to 4:00. Stick around for a while. You'll find a space waiting for you!


Our resident artists, Sharon Stein and Lynn Steiner, are on hand every week to assist, guide, and offer creative suggestions to any artists.


Our artists work in many media: watercolour, acrylic, coloured pencil, pen and ink, water-based oils. We encourage learning new media and mastering your current media.


Our artists offer spontaneous or planned workshops on media and technique. Ask and it will be arranged

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