NEEDLE ARTS: Norfolk's Own Needle Arts Guild meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month at the Norfolk General Hospital Nursing Home Activity Room, Elgin St in Simcoe from 7 p.m. to 9 pm. All welcome. For more information call Libby 519-4268639 or Lotte 519-426-3251.USED
CLOTHING: Good used clothing for free at the Boston Baptist Church portable every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. until 12 noon except holiday weekends.
EUCHRE IN DELHI: Euchre enthusiasts are invited to attend the weekly euchre tournaments that are held every Thursday night in the Black Forest Lounge at the Delhi German Home. The German Home is located at the corner of James Street and Argyle Avenue in Delhi. Players must be ready to shuffle and deal at 7 p.m. For more information, call 519-582-0274.
FRIENDSHIP CENTRE: Several events are planned for the Delhi Senior Friendship Centre. The centre is located at 418 Queen St., Delhi. For more information call 582-3881. Coffee time – speaker on “My Friend Has Memory Loss ... Now What?” on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m.; Artist painting workshops Wednesdays in November. Call to register. $5 includes supplies; Senior exercise programs several days a week. Pay as you go or Thursdays free for members; Men's billiards – Tuesdays 1 p.m. $2.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8 HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The Simcoe & District Horticultural Society will be welcoming its own Rhonda Nix on the topic Decorating for Christmas. Nix was a floral designer for Fernlea Flowers in Courtland and now teaches at Simcoe Composite School. She always demonstrates the most fascinating hands-on floral designs. Meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Jr. Farmers Building at the Simcoe Fairgrounds. There will be a light lunch and door prizes. Free admission.
LET'S TALK OPIOIDS: Let's Talk Opioids, a community information event to raise awareness about illicit drug use, overdoses and opioids in Haldimand-Norfolk, will be held Nov. 8, 6-8:30 at Hagersville Secondary School cafeteria. Doors open at 5:30 Event will include person stories from people with first-hand experience and a panel of community experts.
THURSDAY, NOV. 9 LET'S START TALKING: Community members will share their journey dealing with various challenges of stress, depression, anxiety and suicide at a community forum held Nov. 9 at the Jr. Farmers Building at the Simcoe Fairgrounds, 172 South Drive. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and program begins at 7 p.m. Sponsored by the Suicide Prevention Network of Haldimand-Norfolk. Light refreshments. For more information email email@example.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 10 LEGION SUPPER: The Delhi Legion will be serving a roast beef dinner on Nov. 10 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cost $12 and $2 for desserts. All welcome. Take out available. Free home delivery to seniors and shutins in Delhi. Call 519-582-2740 by 4 p.m.
SERVICE: Houghton Agricultural Society will hold a Remembrance Day service Nov. 10 at the town hall cenotaph in Fairground. Begins at 10:45 a.m. Refreshments to follow.
FISH AND CHIPS: Waterford Legion will be serving a fish and chip dinner on Nov. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10.50 for one piece of fish and $14.50 for two pieces. Karaoke (for those 18 years and older) runs from 8 p.m. to midnight.
SATURDAY, NOV. 11 MEN'S BREAKFAST: All men are invited to the Houghton's Men's breakfast on Nov. 11 at 8 a.m. at the Mission, 1156 NCR 28, Frogmore. The guest speaker will be Pastor Ted Smith. Contact 519-875-2279 for more information.
BAZAAR: St. James United Church Frosty Fair Bazaar will be held on Nov. 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon at 150 Colborne St., South, Simcoe. Featuring - Baking, penny table; surprise packages; Christmas items; jewelry, books, sewing and knitting. Free coffee. Wheelchair accessible, parking lot.
CANADA REMEMBERS: The Lynn Valley Voices present “Canada Remembers”, a concert of allCanadian repertoire including a stirring rendition of “In Flanders Fields”, on Nov. 12 at 3 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door and a portion of proceeds goes to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund. Light refreshments will be served after the concert. Join them at St. Paul's Anglican Church Parish Hall (302 St. George Street, Port Dover).
Remembrance Day service will be held at the Waterford cenotaph on Nov. 11 starting at 10:30 a.m. Hosted by the Waterford Legion. Lunch follows the service at the Waterford Legion.
MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The Wagner Memorial Legion Branch 526 in Teeterville would like to welcome the community and area residents to join their Legion. They are having a membership drive Nov. 11 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Legion, 3890 Teeterville Road, Teeterville. Teeterville Legion is a community minded organization that is held together by working together. Don't miss out on becoming a part of it. Reminder to all members that the 2018 memberships are in. Renew prior to Dec. 1, 2017 for a chance to win your renewal free.
SUNDAY, NOV. 12 BRUNCH: Waterford Legion will host a brunch on Nov. 12 from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children under 12. Eggs and omelettes made to order.
POETRY BOOK LAUNCH: Walking, the latest work by Paris, Ontario poet Nelson Ball, who has one of the most distinguished and recognizable bodies of work in contemporary Canadian poetry, will be launched on Nov. 12 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Waterford Old Town Hall, 76 Main St., Waterford. Free admission. For more information call 519-443-0305.
MONDAY, NOV. 13
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Delhi & District Horticultural Society is hosting a meeting on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi Friendship Centre, 418 Queen St., Delhi. Guest speaker Nick VanderHeide will give a presentation on dahlias & peonies. All are welcome. For more information call Donna at 519-5824523.
QUILTERS GUILD: Please come out to the Twilight Quilters Guild next meeting on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held at Old Windham United Church, 30 Glendale Crescent, Simcoe. Speaker will be Susan Clark talking about "Houses and Curves". Guest admission is $5.
NATURALISTS CLUB: Otter Valley Naturalists monthly meeting, Nov. 13, 7 p.m. in the Vienna Community Centre (lower level). Speaker Jay Cossey will share stories and images of butterflies, moths and other insects. For info contact Peter Staley, club president, at 519-8429946. Memberships available.
TUESDAY, NOV. 14 SIMCOE AND DISTRICT PROBUS CLUB FOR RETIRED MEN: Historian Mike McDonnell will speak about Canadians in the U.S. Civil War at the monthly meeting on Nov. 14, at 10 a.m., in the Muriel Bridge Room at St. James United Church, 150 Colborne St. S., Simcoe. All retired men are welcome. For more information, visit www. simcoeprobusclub.weebly.com or call President Murray Uren at 226440-2699.
NEWCOMERS & FRIENDS: Are meeting on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. at St. Paul's Community Hall in Port Dover. Guest speaker is Adam Veri from the Port Dover Board of Trade. All are welcome. Contact 519-5833715 for more information.
RAPTOR MIGRATION MONITORING: Presented by the Norfolk Field Naturalists on Nov. 14 from 7:30 – 9 p.m. at Simcoe Seniors Centre, 89 Pond Street, Simcoe. Bruce Mackenzie will talk of the work being done by the Niagara Peninsula Hawk Watch, which monitors raptor migration. Since 1990, their organization has been in place to study, educate and promote the enjoyment of hawk watching. Contact Len at 519-4286796 for more information.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15 LYNN RIVER PROBUS CLUB: Simcoe Chapter meets on Nov. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Simcoe library's downstairs meeting room. This month's guest speaker will be Jeff Scott, owner of Great Lakes Physiotherapy, speaking on fitness, balance and exercise and the role physiotherapy plays in the senior generation. New members are welcome. Come meet other retired or semi-retired folks and discover the many interest groups you may join as a paid member. For more information visit www.lynnriverprobus239.com
THURSDAY, NOV. 16 THEATRE: It's a Wonderful Life, a play in two acts by James W. Rodgers, comes to the Simcoe Little Theatre stage starting Nov. 16 and runs until Dec. 3. Tickets are $25 for regular admission and $20 for senior admission. For tickets, call the box office at (519) 4267620.
FRIDAY, NOV. 17 DESSERT EUCHRE: South Brant Lioness Club will host dessert euchre on Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at the
Oakland Community Centre. Cost is $5. Funds raised go towards community projects. For more information please call Dianna Lock at 519-752-3905.
BENEFIT CONCERT: Singer/ songwriter Tia McGraff will perform at the Paws 'n Claws benefit concert on Nov. 17 at the Port Rowan Community Church Fellowship Hall, 12 Church St., Port Rowan. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Norfolk PAWS (Providing Animal Welfare Services). Dessert and refreshments follow the concert. Tickets are $25 and are available by contacting Betty Chanyi at 519-586-7175 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information go to www.norfolkpaws.ca or www.tiamcgraff.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 17 & SATURDAY, NOV. 18 POTTERY SALE: Norfolk Potters' Guild Fall Pottery Sale will be held Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 129 Young Street, Simcoe. Plenty of parking. Get a head start on your holiday shopping. They accept cash/ cheque/MasterCard and Visa. Give the gift of local talent.
SATURDAY, NOV. 18 BAZAAR: A Christmas bazaar will be held at St. Alban's Anglican Church, 19 Talbot Rd., Delhi on Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. To 2 p.m. Features crafts, baking, cabbage rolls, country kitchen, white elephant table, Christmas wreaths & centrepieces, tea tables and door prizes.
NGH TREASURE MART: The annual Treasure Mart sale will be held Nov. 18 in the Aud, Norfolk County Fairgrounds, Simcoe. Cost is $2 for adults (18 and over). Runs from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Features crafts, country kitchen, used clothing, gift shop, 50/50 and annual draw, penny table, silent auction, trinkets and treasures. Sponsored by the Volunteer Association to Norfolk General Hospital. Proceeds to purchase hospital medical equipment.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 155 Colborne St. N., Simcoe (corner of Union and Colborne) will be holding a Christmas bazaar on Nov. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Home baking, cabbage rolls, crafts, gently used clothing, "nearly new" table, coffee corner, and much, much more!