ALZHEIMER SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS: Give care partners of individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia a safe place to share experiences, learn coping techniques, and receive education. Volunteer as a support group co-facilitator in your community. Training and support provided. For more information visit alzheimer.ca. To book an interview call 705-722-1066 or email email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15
MUSIC AT ST. ANDREW’S: Organist Matthew Whitfield, organist and director of music at St. John the Baptist (Norway) Anglican Church, Toronto, performs at 12 noon at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St., Barrie. Adults $5, students free. Call 705-726-1181.
THURSDAY, NOV. 16
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: Come dance every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Unity Christian High School, 25 Burton Ave. This traditional dance of Scotland is fun, social, and great exercise for both mind and body. No partner necessary, just show up. Cost is $5 per night. For details call Susan or Bill Scott, 705-737-2493. KEMPENFELT QUILTERS GUILD: The guild meets at 7 p.m. at the Ferndale Banquet Hall, 24 Industrial Dr. This month featuring a book review. Enjoy the company of fellow quilters, show and share, and refreshments. Visitor fee is $5.
FRIDAY, NOV. 17 AND SATURDAY, NOV. 18
CHRISTMAS ART AND CRAFT SHOW: The Community Wholeness Centre hosts the first annual Christmas Art and Craft Show at the downtown events centre, 59 Maple Ave. Featuring an array of vendors offering home decor, art pieces, fashion, jewelry, and more. Proceeds to support the Community Wholeness Centre programs and events. Admission is $2 or free with a donation to
The Friends of the Homeless.
Items currently needed include men’s and ladies hats, mittens, hand and feet warmers, new socks and underwear, and ready-to-eat food such as flaked ham, pork and beans, granola bars, peanut butter and jam, etc. Friday 1 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details visit cwcbarrie.com.
FRIDAY, NOV. 17
ADVENT P.A. LEARNING DAY: Grades JK to 6 are invited to Westside Lutheran Church, 510 Ferndale Dr. N., (at Livingstone) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how the real Christmas story began, with angels and a girl named Mary. Learning through crafts, songs, drama, and fun activities. Cost, $20. Must pre-register. Call 705-7353433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, NOV. 18 AND 19
GIFTS THAT GIVE FAIR: St. Mary’s Church, 65 Amelia St., Barrie hosts a fair trade fair including gifts, food, bed kits, and arts and crafts. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participating organizations include Sleeping Children Around the World, Candlelighters, Ten Thousand Villages, Fair Trade Barrie and more. Proceeds to support participating groups. For details call Becky, 705-325-4614 or email email@example.com.
SATURDAY, NOV. 18
ST. GEORGE’S OLD-FASHIONED CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St.
George’s Anglican Church, 9 Granville St. (at Burton), Barrie hosts an old-fashioned Christmas bazaar from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring meat pies, freshly baked goodies, art, jewelry, books, Christmas decorations, handmade knitted items and much more.
Come hungry and enjoy back bacon on a bun or a freshly grilled burger. Please bring your own reusable shopping bags.
ST. MARGARET’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church hosts a Christmas bazaar featuring a Christmas tea, craft and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For further information call the church office at 705-721-9528 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org.
FABULOUS FOOD FAIR: Don’t miss the food fair at Grace United Church, 350 Grove St. E., from
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Stock up on ready-for-the-oven meat pies (turkey or beef), cabbage rolls, frozen apple pies, cooked fruit pies and tarts, chili sauce, jams, pickles, preserves, and a whole array of home baked goods. Check out the Coffee Cafe for coffee/tea and a muffin. Something for everyone. For further information call the church office at 705-734-0760. ST. GEORGE’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: St. George’s Anglican Church – Utopia hosts a Christmas bazaar at the Angus Legion, 15 Fraser St., Angus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring a quilt raffle, bake sale, crafts, and Country Store. Tea served for $6 per person, children under 10, $2.
CHRISTMAS AT COLLIER UNITED: Start your Christmas celebrations at Collier Street United Church. Browse frozen pies, baked goods, preserves, meals-to-go, crafts, shortbread and more from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and enjoy a luncheon of holiday strata, salad and dessert served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $10, children $5. For more information call 705-726-1511. INTERNATIONAL SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS DAY: Join fellow suicide loss survivors for support, information and empowerment. Share stories, find comfort and hope, and gain insight into healing after a loss. Barrie Public Library, Angus Room, 60 Worsley St., from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Call Aleta, 705726-5033.
RVH AUXILIARY CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Browse a great selection of baking, savouries, jewelry, knitting, accessories, a penny sale table and Christmas decor at the Sheba Shrine Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: New Lowell United Church, 5227 Simcoe Rd.
9 in New Lowell hosts a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A variety of vendors as well as homemade pies. Free admission. New this year: tea table (cost). Everyone welcome. For information call 705-424-1476. BRERETON FIELD NATURALISTS: Lake Simcoe Migrants, a waterfront nature walk hosted by the Brereton Field Naturalists, will explore the late November Lake Simcoe lakeshore around Barrie, watching for migrating waterfowl, gulls, and other late winged migrants. Car pooling and easy walking. Begins at 9 a.m. and ends by 2 p.m. Bring your binoculars, spotting scopes and cameras. Families most welcome. No dogs please. Call Chris Evans, 705-722-1136.
INNISFIL EASTERN STAR CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Enjoy a Christmas bazaar, luncheon and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, 2156 Victoria St., Stroud. Featuring Christmas crafts and knitting, homemade pies, tarts, cookies, and much more. Hot chilli lunch with dessert, tea or coffee served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $6. For further details call 705-2523216 or 705-431-5049.
MONDAY, NOV. 20
GENTLE MOVES: Gentle Moves, a dance class for those with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, or acquired brain injury, takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier Street, every Monday through Dec. 4. Open to men and women of all ages. Caregivers are welcome to attend and participate. Cost for the 10-week session led by instructor Miriam Goldberger is $99. Pre-registration required. Call 705-716-5669, email email@example.com or visit whatdancecando.ca.
BARRIE SOUTH LIONS CLUB:
The Lions meet the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Herb n Sage restaurant on Essa Road. To get involved with this group of men and women who identify needs in the community and work to fulfill them contact Zachary Day, 705-229-9001, or visit BarrieSouthLionsClub.ca.
TUESDAY, NOV. 21
BARRIE GOLDEN K KIWANIS: Those interested in making a difference are invited to join the Barrie Golden K Kiwanis, a group of retired men vitally interested in the community, the welfare of the children of Barrie, and children around the world. The group meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays mornings at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of Yonge and Mapleview, just south of the Barrie South GO train station. For details visit kiwanisbarriegoldenk.ca.
SATURDAY, NOV. 25
CHRISTMAS AT WESTSIDE: Tearoom and bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tearoom with live music, home baking , preserves, stained glass and more. Westside Lutheran Church, 510 Ferndale Dr. N. (at Livingstone). Vendor tables available. Contact the church at 705-735-3433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.