Askennonia’s Ukulele Program Strikes a Chord with Four-String Enthusiasts

by Madonna

Midland’s cultural hub, Askennonia, is set to resonate with the lively strums of beginner ukulele classes starting next Thursday at 9 a.m. The classes, taught by Steve Paskin from Johnstone’s Music Land, offer an exciting opportunity for members to embrace the joy of playing this fun and accessible instrument.

For a modest fee of $6, members can partake in group lessons designed for beginners. Paskin, a seasoned expert from Johnstone’s, not only facilitates the classes but also extends a special offer on ukulele purchases to Askennonia members.

This new addition to Askennonia’s diverse offerings complements the existing 60 weekly classes spanning fitness, art, writing, card games, language lessons, and social gatherings. The cultural and recreational center, nestled in Midland, continues to be a vibrant community hub catering to a broad spectrum of interests.

Membership at Askennonia, priced at $50 annually, unlocks a plethora of benefits. Members enjoy discounts on lively parties and enriching bus trips, as well as complimentary access to educational and social events. The membership fee opens doors to a wide array of programs, promoting holistic well-being by nurturing the body, mind, and spirit.

Askennonia, a stalwart in delivering services to north Simcoe residents since 1987, witnessed a milestone in 2023, welcoming a record-breaking 1,453 members. As the ukulele program strums to life, Askennonia continues its tradition of fostering community engagement and lifelong learning.

Enthusiasts and newcomers alike are invited to seize the opportunity, strum along, and make music a vibrant part of their Askennonia experience. The harmonious journey begins on Thursday at 9 a.m., promising not just musical exploration but also a sense of camaraderie within the dynamic community that is Askennonia.

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