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SERGEANT WILSON’S AIRFORCE SHOW: The Tillsonburg Senior Centre presents Sergeant Wilson’s Airforce Show, The Original Sounds of the 40s-50s on Thursday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m., Lions Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre. Featuring the sounds of original artists including Vera Lynn, Doris Day and many more. Tickets $15 each, available in advance by calling 688-2520. Reserve yours now!
THEATRE TILLSONBURG: Theatre Tillsonburg presents its 150th production, The Game’s Afoot Or Holmes For The Holidays by Ken Ludwig, Nov. 2-5 and Nov. 9-12. Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets $20. Call the box office 519-688-3026 or visit online theatretillsonburg.com for tickets. Otter Valley Playhouse, 144789 Potters Road, Tillsonburg. The Game’s Afoot is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.
KILEY JOE: Oxford District Women’s Institute presents Kiley Joe and his Rhythm Associates, ‘Remember That One, A Reminiscient Journey of Music.’ Friday, Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. Unifor 88 Hall, Ingersoll. Tickets $20. Call Sheila 519-349-2768, Marg 226236-7358 or email thornton_marg@ hotmail.com. Proceeds for Oxford District WI projects.
REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY: The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153 of Tillsonburg will host the annual Remembrance Day Cenotaph Service again this year. The service at the cenotaph (located in front of The Town Centre mall on Broadway) starts at 10:45 a.m. with the two-minute silence at 11 a.m. Immediately following will be the laying of the wreaths. The Veteran's Banquet is at 6 p.m. (55:45 p.m. social hour) at the Legion. Tickets $15 in advance. Veterans free.
SILENT WALK: Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the corner of Rolph and Bridge Street. Silent Walk begins at 10:30 a.m., walking from Bridge Street to the cenotaph on Broadway for the 10:45 a.m. Remembrance Day Ceremony.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Peace Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar, 60 Young Street, Tillsonburg (corner of Hwy 3 and 19). Saturday, Nov. 11, 10-2. Cabbage rolls and baked goods, crafts and knitting, Christmas decorations, white elephant table plus much more! Lunch available. Soup, roll, dessert,
coffee-tea. $6. Everyone welcome!
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY: Christmas Bazaar at the St. Williams Community Centre featuring previously loved Christmas decorations, cabbage rolls, penny table and bake table. Lunch served from 11-2. Everyone welcome, donations greatly appreciated by Senior Support Services - St. Williams, Port Rowan & Area. For more information call 519-426-6060 or 866-529-0849.
OTTER VALLEY NATURALISTS: Meet 7 p.m. in the Vienna Community Centre (lower level). Speaker Jay Cossey will share stories and images of butterflies, moths and other insects. Memberships available. Single $20, family $25. For more info call Peter Staley, pres. 519-842-9946.
COMMUNITY GARDENS: The next meeting of the Tillsonburg Community Gardens is Tuesday, Nov. 14th, 12 p.m. noon at the Tillsonburg Helping Hand Food Bank. Everyone welcome!
RAPTOR Migration MONITORING: Norfolk Field Naturalists meet Tuesday, Nov. 14, 7:30-9 p.m., Simcoe Senior 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.
COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING: Friday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. Join the Mayor and Town Crier as we light the Town Tree and welcome the Holiday Season to Tillsonburg in front of the Library, 199 Broadway.
LIONA BOYD - WINTER FANTASY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Get into the Christmas spirit! Liona Boyd, world renowned classical guitarist, is coming to Tillsonburg to launch her Christmas Tour. Liona’s ‘A Winter Fantasy,’ in concert with Andrew Dolson and Tillsonburg’s own St. Mary’s Children’s Choir, is Friday, Nov. 17 at St. Paul’s United Church. Tickets ($35 including HST) sold at Annandale NHS, Trinkets Gift Shoppe and the Station Arts Centre. For information or tickets call 519-842-2294. ST. PAUL’S PA DAY PROGRAM: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Children bring their own lunches. Snacks provided during the day. Crafts, music, games and lots of fun. Cost $10 per child. Call today to reserve a spot for your child, spaces limited (519688-0011).
TILLSONBURG OPTIMIST SANTA CLAUS PARADE: Participants gather behind Avondale United Church at 1 p.m. Parade start 2 p.m. Join us in downtown Tillsonburg. Be part of the fun.
‘MISTLETOE MAGIC’ CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. St. Mary’s CWL invites you to their annual Christmas Bazaar at the Church Hall and the Father Langan Parish Centre. Country Market, Knitting and Sewing, Gently used Books and Toys, Collectibles, Christmas Décor, and Bake Shop and the always popular Penny Table! Please join us for a light lunch available in the Bistro. Adults $7, Children under ten $3, Coffee and Dessert $3. St. Mary’s Church, Rolph Street, Tillsonburg.
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MUSICAL CONCERT: Enjoy an “An Evening with Angus” on Saturday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m., St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg (northwest corner of Ridout and Bidwell), featuring renowned musician Angus Sinclair performing jazz, classical, mixed, and Broadway music on organ, piano and accordion. Tickets: $15, available Sept. 5 from the church office. Proceeds will support the music program at St. John’s for the Tillsonburg community and surrounding area.
FROSTY FAIR BAZAAR: St. Paul’s United Church, Saturday, Nov. 18, 10:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., 88 Bidwell Street. Lunch 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults $9, children 10-and-under $4.50. For tickets call 519-688-0011 or 519-842-8580.
HICKORY HILLS BAZAAR AND CRAFT SHOW: Saturday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The residents of Hickory Hills invite everyone to a Craft Bazaar, Tea Room and Bake Sale in the Hickory Hill Club House at 48 Wilson Ave. We will have woodworking, knitting, stained glass, assorted Christmas crafts, handmade cards, quilting, scrapbooking, woodcarving, a “Granny’s Attic” room and a silent auction. Lots of parking right at the hall. Phone 519-688-0904 or 519 688 4810 for information.
4Th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham Street, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. $2 admission, 12-and-under free. Proceeds to Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153. Santa Claus will be stopping by at noon before the Optimist’s Christmas Parade. Matteo’s Pizzeria is serving lunch 11:30-1:30 (proceeds to the Legion). Huge penny table, door prizes, dozens of vendors.
WINTERBERRY FAIR: Saturday, Nov. 18 at Bayham United Church, Straffordville, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Old fashioned country fair. Preserves, home baking, unique crafts, homemade candy, turkey pot pies, mincemeat, and delicious lunch available. COMMUNITY BREAKFAST: Saturday, Nov. 18 at Community of Christ, Corinth, 54246 Eden Line at Culloden Road, 8-10 a.m. $6 per person. Money raised will support the healthy snack program at local schools.