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VICTORIA’S QUILTS: Thursday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. visit St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church for a presentation by Victoria’s Quilts, a non-profit organization that supplies hand-made quilts to cancer patients. All welcome. For more information, contact Dianne MacKeigan at 519-688-1195.
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.
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,
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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 519-6880011 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.
COURTLAND UNITED CHURCH BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 18, 9 a.m.1 p.m. 133 Talbot Road, Courtland. Tupperware, Arbonne, Scentsy, Norwex, fresh cabbage rolls, homemade apple pies, bake table, craft table and hot lunch (eat in or take out).
AYLMER-MALAHIDE MUSEUM: 16th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes - four unique homes plus the museum. Friday, Nov. 17, 7-10 p.m. Sat Nov 18, 1-9 p.m. Also, Friday 6 p.m. Turkey Supper, Baptist Church. Tour tickets $15, supper tickets $15. Call 519-7739723 or 519-773-5575 or from local merchants.
JOHN MCKAY FIGURE SKATING COMPETITION: Cheer on our local skaters at the Tillsonburg Community Centre! Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission $5.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: The next meeting of the Tillsonburg & District Historical Society is Monday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in the OCCI Corner Gallery, 2nd Floor, at Annandale Museum. Guest speaker Scott Gillies, curator of Ingersoll Cheese & Agricultural Museum, will present Francis Pegahmagabow - WWI Hero and First Nations Warrior. Learn about this Canadian war hero, who in 1916 was awarded military medals for his acts of valour. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome!
TEETERVILLE PUB NIGHT: Friday, Nov. 24th, join us at the Teeterville Legion for Pub Night presented by the Teeterville Firefighters. Orders being taken at 7 p.m. Wings $8 lb, mushrooms, jalapeno poppers or mozzarella sticks $5. 3890 Teeterville Road. For more info call the Teeterville Legion 519-4435588 or www.teetervillebranch526.webs.com.