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Arts, Crafts, Food Sale: Saturday, Sept. 16, 9 a.m. to noon. Baldwin Place Rec Centre, 142 Weston Road. Start your Christmas shopping early! Enjoy our homemade food items!! Free admittance - all welcome. Canadian association of veterans of united nations: Fall meeting will be at the Chapter Meeting Room, 207 Talbot Street, Courtland, on Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. (look for the sign). All UN/NATO veterans welcome. A veterans group run by and for veterans. Call Stu at
519-670-7421 for more info.
American Civil War Reenactment: South Norwich Historical Society and Canadians in the Grand Army of the Republic present the annual American Civil War Re-enactment Sept. 16-17 at the Otterville Station/Woodlawn Centre, Main St. W., Otterville. Civil War skirmishes Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. The encampment is open to the public each day between 10 and 4. Candlelight tour Saturday at 7 p.m. Military, civilian, medical demonstrations, and period merchants. Discover how this conflict affected Canadians and how it led to Canada’s Confederation. Food booth on site both days. Shinin’ times - A mountain man rendezvous: Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. hosted by Nature’s Calling Environmental Education. Canada’s mountain men and fur-traders lived as one with nature. This unique historical re-enactment of “rendezvous” will have re-enactors competing in challenges that include archery, tomahawk throwing, knife tossing, fire starting and trap setting. Visitors can participate in traditional games like the frying pan toss, tug of war, “anything in a skirt” egg toss, obstacle courses and more! Storytelling and yarns, fur-trapper lingo, various demonstrations of how mountain men lived and more at the Wagon Wheel Produce and Corn Maze, ($7 admission) 1371 Charlotteville #7 Rd. Contact us at email@example.com or 519-410-7376. All Nature’s Calling events by donation (suggest $10 per family).
Chicken Barbeque: St. Paul’s United Church, Tillsonburg will be holding a Chicken Barbeque on Sunday, Sept. 17 from 5-6:30 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg. Cost is $16 for half a chicken including delicious homemade pies for dessert. Children 12 and under $9, 5 years and under free. Tickets available at Coward Pharmacy and Church Office, 519 688-0011 as well as members of St. Paul’s AOTS (As One That Serves) Men’s Group. Takeout available!
Beginner’s ukulele class: Learn to play “The Happiest Instrument on Earth” in a fun group setting with the Tillsonburg Uke Society. A 10-week session will be held at the Station Arts Centre, 41 Bridge Street W, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday nights in the Red Station Room. Open to players aged 10 to 110! Two experienced instructors will provide all learning material. All you need to bring is your own ukulele. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alpha Course: The following local churches are putting on The Alpha Course (www.alphacanada.org) to allow the most convenient choices for the public. Tillsonburg’s Alpha Courses start Sept. 19, Tuesdays 7-9 p.m. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, contact Paul (519) 550-6767; Sept. 20, Wednesdays 6-8 p.m. at Bethel Church, contact Brent (519) 842-9401; Sept. 21, Thursday 12-2:30 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, contact Laurel (519) 842-9416; Thursday 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Upper Deck Youth Centre (Youth Alpha), contact Julie (519) 688-2266; and Thursday 6-9 p.m. at The Carriage Hall - with First Baptist Church, contact Janice (519) 842-6543.
129th Langton Fall Fair: Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Langton Arena and Sports Complex. Parade at 11 a.m., Opening Ceremonies to follow. Adult and School Exhibits, Baby Show, Car Show, Tobacco Hand Tying Contest and more. Noon luncheon at the Langton Community Centre. For prize lists or vendor info please call 519-875-2973 or 519-875-2559.
2nd Annual Tillsonburg zombie Adventure: Sept. 23, 1-5 p.m. at Memorial Park, located at 46 Sanders Street, Tillsonburg. This event keeps growing! This year we are pleased to open the park to everyone free of charge to cheer on our Adventurers as they set out and return from the Zombie invaded trail. There will be free family activities in the park and food vendors available. Zombie Adventure tickets are Adults $20 (in advance) or $25 at the event; Children $5 (12 and under); Families $40 (2 adults, 2 children) advance only. For more information and tickets contact: tillsonburg zombie email@example.com or find us on Facebook at Tillsonburg Zombie
Adventure. Community Breakfast: Saturday, Sept. 23, 8-10 a.m. at Community of Christ, Culloden Rd and Eden Line, $6. Proceeds to local schools for healthy snack program. Tillsonburg Right To Life Event: Join us for our annual Walk For Life Saturday, Sept. 23 with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Tillsonburg Community Centre, Hardy Ave. entrance. This celebration of life is also the major fundraiser for our local Right to Life. For more information call Bonnie De Decker at 519-913-3533.
Robert Michaels Concert: Juno award winner Robert Michaels - this multi-gold and platinum selling recording artist, guitarist and vocalist, performs at St.Paul’s United Church Sunday, Sept. 24, at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $25, available church office 519-6880011, Diane Parnell 519-688-3280, or Station Arts Center 519-842-6151.
Adult Fellowship community night: Monday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m. Harry Sanders, veteran, will talk about four-and-a-half years at sea during World War II. First Baptist Church, lower auditorium, elevator. All welcome, for more info contact Gary 519 842-5446.
Modern Square Dancing: For fun, fitness and friendship set to music give modern square dancing a try with Tri-County Squares on Sept. 27 and/or Oct. 4 from 7:30-9 p.m. New dancers free. Tillsonburg Senior Centre, 45 Hardy. Contact 519-8429212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
clogging: Beginner adult clogging classes start Thursday, Sept. 28. For more information phone 519-8422120 before Sept. 1.
Celebrate Tillsonburg: Come out and see all that your town - Tillsonburg - has to offer. Service groups, churches, all types of community services for children, youth, families and seniors. Town Centre Mall, Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information contact Donna Acre at Salvation Army 519-842-4447. St. Paul’s Pa Daycamp: St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell St., is offering its PA daycamp again this fall and winter. Sept. 29 theme is Lost At Sea, 8:30-4 p.m. We provide snacks, music, games, crafts and FUN. You provide their lunch. $10 per child. Spaces limited, call to register today 519-688-0011 or www.stpaulsunitedchurch.info and go into Kidstown. Pa Day At Tillsonburg Senior centre: Have a ‘grand’ time on your next PA Day! Grab a grandparent and join us at the Tillsonburg Senior Centre for FREE, fun and interactive programming. Half-day programs include arts and crafts, fitness, games and healthy lunch - all free. Open to elementary school aged children (must be accompanied by a grandparent age 50-plus). Register by calling 688-2520, space is limited. Programs offered Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 17 and Jan. 19.
Harvest Friendship dinner: St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg on Saturday, Sept. 30, hosted by Anglican Women and Youth at 5:30 p.m. Menu includes BBQ smoked pork chop, roasted vegetables, baked beans and apple crisp. Advance tickets only $20 (519-550-3955).