FOOD: A portion of proceeds from 10 local restaurants including Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar, Kelsey's, Montana's, Cultures, Thai Express and Swiss Chalet will be donated to five local charities including the Sudbury Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury. The fundraiser is entitled Sudbury Eats.
HOUSING: The Greater Sudbury Public Library's main branch on MacKenzie Street is hosting an information session on Renting an Apartment or a Room at 2 p.m. Join Michel Marcotte, licensed paralegal, to learn your rights when signing a lease and renting a room when the landlord is your roommate. What are your rights when subletting from another tenant? What are the rules in rooming house vs rooms in a home and in a dorm? Register online at www.sudburylibraries.ca or contact the branch at 705-673-1155. This is a free program.
YOGA: The Greater Sudbury Public Library's New Sudbury branch is hosting a four-week beginner series of Kundalini Yoga to awaken the body, mind and spirit. Classes will be held at 10:30 a.m. on the four dates. Space is available for 10 participants. Join Joanne Harvey, certified yoga teacher, in a four-week beginner series of Kundalini Yoga. Participants will be required to complete and sign a Par-Q as well as bring their own yoga mat. Register online or contact the host branch at 705- 688-3952. This is a free program. STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: The Centre franco-ontarien de folklore will host the Premier festival de contes de Sudbury, (Sudbury's first storytelling festival) from Oct. 11 to Oct. 14. The Centre franco-ontarien de folklore hopes to recruit the help of a few volunteers to perform various tasks during the festival. Those wishing to offer assistance are asked to call 705-675-8986 for further information. OPEN MIC SESSIONS: Celebrate the power of words in 2017 with monthly evenings of stories and poetry. Local writers and readers can share their own work or that of their
favourite authors. Sign up to read at the event or just come to listen and enjoy. The monthly Open Mic gatherings are held at the Greater Sudbury Public Library's main branch on Mackenzie Street 6:30 p.m. Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 14. Visit www.sudburylibraries.ca for more details.
LUNCHEON: The Manitoulin/ North Shore members of the Retired Teachers of Ontario will host their Fall Luncheon on at noon at the Stone Ridge Golf Club in Elliot Lake. All members will have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with colleagues from across the North. Kim Arnold, a talented singer from Elliot Lake, will entertain during the afternoon. The phoning committee will be contacting members to reserve a ticket. Inquires can be made by calling Joseph O'Neil at 705-8483438.
ART: Illustrator and graphic designer Johanna Westby presents her exhibit Wild from Oct. 5-30 at Artists on Elgin, 168 Elgin St. Wild is a selection of works that Westby feels connects through colour, to express the familiarity of Northern Ontario. Animals and landscapes are her main focus. Through her illustrative style, which is influenced by Art Nouveau and Art Deco elements, she has developed an approach to expressing the world that is familiar to her.
ART: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., is pleased to be opening an exhibition by Douglas Bornn. This exhibition will consist of a series of photographs that explores the relationship between the train cars, graffiti, colours and lighting. The exhibit runs until Oct. 29. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.
ART: Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., is pleased to be hosting When Raven Became Spider, an exhibition, originally organized by the Dunlop Art Gallery and Regina public library. A talk by curator Leena Minifie of Vancouver will begin at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display until Oct. 29. The gallery is
open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.
MUSIC: Sudbury Theatre Centre presents the musical, Million Dollar Quartet, as STC opens its 46th season. For tickets, go online at sudburytheatre.ca, call the box office at 705-674-8381 or stop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy St. Until Oct. 15.
ART: Artists Raymonde Beland, Tammy Gervais and Stella Marotta will be exhibiting their paintings at Kuppajo Espresso Bar on Larch Street during Culture Days Sept. 29Oct. 1 and continuing into October and November. Oil paintings by Stella Marotta and other artisans will also be featured at Applecart Collectables on Larch Street during Culture Days weekend and into October and November.
ART: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario, 174 Elgin St., will host a conference on the relationship between water and visual art on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. What happens when we turn our attention to water? More specifically, what is it that drives artists who chose to make work on Sudbury's waterways? At this very moment, Colette Laliberté is making an immersive wallwork at the GNO about the waterways in Greater Sudbury. And it's not the first time that Sudbury's waters are at the heart of an artistic project. In 2015, Emilio Portal and Elyse Portal created a sculptural installation inspired by Junction Creek and its place within the regional watershed. More recently, the artists behind the Beshaabiiganan exhibition used the imagery of waterways to evoke questions of traditional territory, treaty and Indigenous language. During a public discussion at the GNO, Laliberté, the Portals and Deanna Nebenionquit will share their thoughts on the role of water in their work and explore the question of art's responsibilities to water. Admission is free and everyone welcome. There will be snacks. The conference, including a Q&A, should last about one hour.
MUSIC: Blues, roots, great songwriter and stellar guitar player Rick Fines performs at the Motley Kitchen´s next Dinner & A Show" series. Dinner and entertainment combined is $55 including HST. Show-only seats are $20 each. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the buffet dinner served at 6:30 p.m. and the show approximately from 7:30-10 p.m. Reserve to assure good seats and dinner by calling 705-222-6685.
DANCE: Boogie, blues and swing dance takes place at the Moose Lodge, 212 Frood Rd., from 7:3010:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 at the door.
EDUCATION: The adult day school, located at Sudbury Secondary School, offers a variety of free high school credit courses for adult learners who want to complete their Ontario secondary school diploma. If you are a mature student who is 21 years of age or older, the day school can help open doors to your future by preparing you for apprenticeships, college, university or the workplace. Several options are available, including credit courses blending individualized, teacher-led and e-learning formats of instruction; prior learning assessment and recognition; mature student evaluation; formal evaluation and credit-granting processes for mature students; and an adult co-operative education program that grants credits in conjunction with work experience. To register, visit the adult day school office at Sudbury Secondary School's Davidson Street entrance or call 705-675-5481 ext. 7305. FOOD: A portion of proceeds from 10 local restaurants including Lot 88 Steakhouse & Bar, Kelsey's, Montana's, Cultures, Thai Express and Swiss Chalet will be donated to five local charities including the Sudbury Food Bank, Canadian Cancer Society and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Sudbury. The fundraiser is entitled Sudbury Eats.
ART: Colette Laliberté's project questions and renders abstract the labels and other conventions associated with cartography. Over the course of a creative residency at the Galerie du NouvelOntario, Laliberté will show us her interpretation of the region's geographic maps by creating a large-scale site-specific wallwork. Come to the opening of the GNO's next exhibition, Nbiish—Eau—Water, on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5-7 p.m. The exhibition runs until Nov. 15. The gallery, at 174 Elgin St., is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 12-6 p.m. and Thursday and Friday from 12-7 p.m. Entry is free. For more information, go to gn-o. org. LUNCHEON: A luncheon will be held 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the ParkSide Centre on Durham Street. Admission is $8. Entertainment by Claude Lecuyer. STORYTELLING FESTIVAL: The Centre franco-ontarien de folklore will host the Premier festival de contes de Sudbury, (Sudbury's first storytelling festival) from Oct. 11 to Oct. 14. The Centre franco-ontarien de folklore hopes to recruit the help of a few volunteers to perform various tasks during the festival. Those wishing to offer assistance are asked to call 705-675-8986 for further information.