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RO­TARY Club BOOK FAIR: Chil­dren’s books needed, all ages, for the Till­son­burg Ro­tary Club Book Fair, Oct. 18-20, at The Town Cen­tre mall in Till­son­burg. Also pocket and hard-cover nov­els. Call 519-842-4565 if you have books to do­nate.


BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: There is cur­rently an ur­gent need for blood donors in Ox­ford County. Please sched­ule an ap­point­ment if you’re el­i­gi­ble to do­nate at the Till­son­burg Com­mu­nity Cen­tre on Fri­day, Sept. 7, 2-8 p.m. To book a group do­na­tion or info ses­sion con­tact kris­ten. un­gar@blood.ca or 519-690-3913. To sched­ule an in­di­vid­ual ap­point­ment visit blood.ca, down­load the give­blood app, or call 1-888-2-DO­NATE.


WAR OF 1812 RE-EN­ACT­MENT: The War of 1812 comes to life at Backus Her­itage Con­ser­va­tion Area Sept. 8-9 dur­ing the an­nual re-en­act­ment event. Up to 200 sol­diers and set­tlers set up camp in the Her­itage Vil­lage. Vis­i­tors can learn first-hand by talk­ing with sol­diers and civil­ians about what hap­pened in Up­per Canada dur­ing the War. Ac­tiv­i­ties take place from 10 a.m. un­til 4 p.m. Satur­day and Sun­day. The two-day event in­cludes mil­i­tary and civil­ian en­camp­ments, can­non and mus­ket fir­ing, drills, demon­stra­tions, chil­dren’s min­imili­tia and Sut­lers Row. Bat­tle re-en­act­ments staged at 2 p.m. each day. Con­tact Backus Her­itage Con­ser­va­tion Area at 519-586-2201 ext 228 for more de­tails.


LARGE IN­DOOR SALE: Theatre Till­son­burg is hav­ing a Gi­ant Cos­tume Clear­ing Yard Sale on Satur­day, Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Ot­ter Val­ley Play­house on Pot­ters Road, Till­son­burg. Items in­clude cloth­ing, used and vin­tage, in­clud­ing fur coats, wed­ding dresses, long gowns, men’s and ladies suits and much more. Prices will be low - most items just a dol­lar or two. Think ahead for Hal­loween!


AN­NUAL STEAK BBQ: Satur­day, Sept. 8, serv­ing din­ner from 5-8 p.m. at the Till­son­burg Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Li­ons Au­di­to­rium, 45 Hardy Ave. Sup­port the Till­son­burg Vol­un­teer Fire­fight­ers As­so­ci­a­tion! Tick­ets $25. Mi­nors al­lowed - free hot dogs for chil­dren un­der 12. For tick­ets con­tact any Till­son­burg fire­fighter or mes­sage Till­son­burg Fire and Res­cue Ser­vices Face­book page.


SALE: Satur­day, Sept. 8, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 60 Young Street, Till­son­burg. Food avail­able. Rain or shine.

Large Yard Sale: A large yard sale with pro­ceeds to lo­cal char­i­ties. Some­thing for ev­ery­one at 19 Trot­tier Drive, Till­son­burg, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon. Spon­sored by Mu Zeta Soror­ity, Till­son­burg.


DAY: Cana­dian Har­vard Air­craft As­so­ci­a­tion’s an­nual Wings & Wheels Fam­ily Fun Day is Satur­day, Sept. 8 (rain date Sept. 9) at the Till­son­burg Re­gional Air­port from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion. Bring your vin­tage ve­hi­cle to be part of the event or drop by to view the col­lec­tion of vin­tage cars and air­craft. Har­vard Rides will be avail­able (weather per­mit­ting). Con­tact the Back­seat Ride Co­or­di­na­tor at crewflights@har­vards.com for more info and to book a flight.

VIN­TAGE CAR SHOW AND DRIVEIN MOVIE: When was the last time you were at the drive-in? Come out to C.A.R.S. Inc. on Satur­day, Sept. 8 (resched­uled from Aug. 25 due to rain) for a Vin­tage Car Show and Drive-In, at 7 Rouse Street West, Till­son­burg. All cars and trucks wel­come! Spec­ta­tors wel­come by do­na­tion! Bring your own lawn chair, or watch the movie in your vin­tage car. Car show from 5-8 p.m. Ve­hi­cle reg­is­tra­tion 5-7 p.m., $10 per ve­hi­cle. Drive-In ve­hi­cle spots re­served for car show par­tic­i­pants. Judg­ing 7-7:30 p.m., awards 7:30-8 p.m., food and ven­dors 5-8:30 p.m. Silent auc­tion. The movie, Grease, starts at dusk (about) 8 p.m. Spon­sored by C.A.R.S. Inc. and An­nan­dale Na­tional His­toric Site. For more in­for­ma­tion call 519842-2284.

FRIESIAN HORSE DAY: Come on out for an af­ter­noon of fun and see the Friesian Horses shine on Satur­day, Sept. 8, 1 p.m. at the Till­son­burg fair­grounds. En­trance fee $5. All pro­ceeds from this year’s Horse Show will be do­nated to Sun­rise, a ther­a­peu­tic rid­ing and learn­ing cen­tre.

CHICKEN BBQ: Join us at the Teeter­ville Le­gion for ‘the best chicken BBQ around’ on Satur­day, Sept. 8. Quar­ter chicken din­ner $10 or half chicken din­ner $13. In­cludes fries, coleslaw, bread, cof­fee. Serv­ing 5-7 p.m. or un­til sold out. The Wag­ner Memorial Teeter­ville Le­gion, Branch 526, 3890 Teeter­ville Road. For more in­for­ma­tion call the Teeter­ville Le­gion 519-443-558.


TO­BACCO TROUBADOR: The Till­son­burg Le­gion presents the To­bacco Troubadour at 2 p.m. Songs and sto­ries about to­bacco and Nor­folk County with J.P. Paul Riemens, Ali­son and Darin Schott. Delhi To­bacco Mu­seum dis­play. Pre-book launch of When To­bacco was King by au­thor Paul Allen. Tick­ets in ad­vance $25, in­cludes door prize draw of Lim­ited Edi­tion Signed Prints by Irene Anderson. Tick­ets at the Le­gion or Delhi To­bacco Mu­seum. For more in­for­ma­tion call 519-842-5281.


OT­TER VAL­LEY NATURALISTS: Meet Sept. 10, 7-9 p.m. at An­nan­dale House, 30 Till­son Ave., Till­son­burg. Note the new lo­ca­tion. Kather­ine Bal­pataky, Wa­ter Canada Ed­i­tor presents Great Things for Great Lakes. De­spite the many chal­lenges our Great Lakes face, there are some promis­ing ini­tia­tives that stand to have a pos­i­tive im­pact for the en­vi­ron­ment and econ­omy.


OPEN HOUSE: Mon­day, Sept.

10, 9-10 a.m. and Wed­nes­day, Sept. 12, 7-8 p.m. at Avon­dale United Church, 60 Har­vey Street, Till­son­burg. Email till­son­burg@ cana­di­antaichi­a­cademy.org or see www.cana­di­antaichi­a­cademy.org for more in­for­ma­tion. CRICUT CRAFT Club AT TILL­SON­BURG PUB­LIC LI­BRARY: Come on out to the Cricut Craft Club! Bring your iPad or lap­top and fol­low along with the fa­cil­i­ta­tor who will demon­strate Cricut projects us­ing De­sign Space (or other sites). Then, take your knowl­edge and try out the project at home. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to ex­pand your craft­ing net­work and share ideas with other cre­ators! Mon­days at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, and Dec. 10. This is a free, drop-in pro­gram geared to­wards adults (teens also wel­come).


DI­A­BETIC SUP­PORT GROUP: Would you like to meet with other peo­ple af­fected by di­a­betes to dis­cuss your con­cerns or ques­tions? Come to the Di­a­betic Sup­port Group for an op­por­tu­nity to learn, share and ex­plore many dif­fer­ent top­ics in a safe and friendly en­vi­ron­ment. This month’s topic is Laugh­ing Yoga Chair. Tues­day, Sept. 11, 1-2:30 p.m. in the TDMH vol­un­teer as­so­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence room. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired, call 519842-3611 (ext 5362).

Di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram: Bust­ing the Diet Myth, an eight-week Weight-Loss Starter Pro­gram. Each week we will dis­cuss var­i­ous top­ics to help you un­der­stand how your body works, in­for­ma­tion based on up-to­date sci­en­tific re­search, how to make life­style changes that work for you, and get an ac­tion plan you can start im­ple­ment­ing right away. Tues­day evenings be­gin­ning Sept. 11 through to Oct. 30, 7-9 p.m. Meet in the TDMH assem­bly room. Reg­is­tra­tion re­quired, call 519-842-3611 Ext. 5362. Lim­ited to 20 par­tic­i­pants.


book Launch: Book launch for When To­bacco Was King by Paul E. Allen. Whether you are a farmer or were a farmer, worked in to­bacco, or heard the sto­ries, the Till­son­burg Le­gion in­vites you to meet Paul at 7 p.m. on Sept. 12. Book fore­word by Mayor Stephen Mol­nar. Pur­chase Paul’s book for only $25! For more in­for­ma­tion call 519-842-5281.

Septem­ber 14

tai chi open house: Fung Loy Kok Taoist Tai Chi Till­son­burg Club in­vites you to a Taoist Tai Chi Open House on Fri­day, Sept. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. You can be­gin classes at any time. Taoist Tai Chi can help you im­prove cir­cu­la­tion, strength and bal­ance, re­duce stress, and fo­cus on the well­be­ing of your body, mind and spirit. Class­room is lo­cated on the lower level of St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bid­well, Till­son­burg. Call 519-4280313 or email till­son­burg@taoist.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

Ta­pas night: Till­son­burg Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce is host­ing a Ta­pas Night on Fri­day, Sept. 14. Cock­tails at 6:30 p.m., Ta­pas 7-10 p.m. Live en­ter­tain­ment form 8-10 p.m. at Car­riage Hall, 25 Brock Street West. $50 per reser­va­tion or af­ter Sept. 7, $60 per reser­va­tion. Open to the pub­lic, there are only 120 in-ad­vance reser­va­tions avail­able. To se­cure your reser­va­tion con­tact Suzanne Renken at suzanne@ till­son­burgcham­ber.ca or 519-6883737.

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Opener: Nor­wich Mer­chants open the 2018/19 ju­nior hockey sea­son Fri­day, Sept. 14 against the Welles­ley Ap­ple Jacks and we have live bands. Prior to the game, The Small Town Girls hit the stage at 6 p.m., with Macken­zie Leigh Meyer tak­ing the stage af­ter the game. Li­censed beer gar­den and two food truck op­tions. Be sure to join us!


Ot­ter­ville civil war reen­act­ment: Civil War skir­mishes Satur­day at 2 p.m. and Sun­day at 1 p.m. at the Wood­lawn House and Rail­way Sta­tion. Camps are open to the pub­lic on Satur­day from 10-4 and Sun­day from 10-3. Can­dle light tour Satur­day evening at 7 p.m. Food avail­able at the food booth on site. Hosted by the South Nor­wich His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and Cana­di­ans in the Grand Army of the Repub­lic. Ad­mis­sion by do­na­tion.


Paddy stones at the cop­per mug: Satur­day, Sept. 15, 9 p.m. Cel­e­brate ‘Half-Way to St. Pa­trick’s Day’ with Rick Kyle and Dan Dubee per­form­ing your favourite Ir­ish, Scot­tish, East Coast shanties and Pub songs. Great sing a long tunes. Serv­ing green beer!

messy church: Satur­day, Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to noon. The theme is ‘All Crea­tures Great and Small.’ Crafts, games, mu­sic and a spe­cial visit from Laurel Beechey and her ed­u­ca­tional baby skunk, Shim­mer­ing Hope. Lunch to fol­low. All wel­come. Chil­dren ac­com­pa­nied by an adult please.


chicken bar­beque: St. Paul’s United Church Till­son­burg will be hold­ing a Chicken Bar­beque on Sun­day, Sept. 16 from 5-6:30 p.m. at St Paul’s United Church, 88 Bid­well Street. Cost is $16 for half a chicken in­clud­ing de­li­cious home­made pies for dessert. Chil­dren 12-and-un­der $9, 5-years-and-un­der free. For tick­ets call the church of­fice 519688-0011 or Har­ley 519-842-8519. Take­out avail­able! Please con­sider sup­port­ing our din­ner as it is a fundraiser for our youth projects.


Till­son­burg & Dis­trict his­tor­i­cal so­ci­ety: Gen­eral Meet­ing, 7 p.m. at An­nan­dale Na­tional His­toric Site, Cor­ner Gallery, 2nd Floor. Guest speaker, Jim Mabee, long-time mem­ber of the Till­son­burg Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, will be telling the story of the town’s gar­den­ers at his Bloom­ing Till­son­burg pre­sen­ta­tion. Re­fresh­ments to fol­low. Ev­ery­one wel­come!


Job Fair: All job seek­ers wel­come on Tues­day, Sept. 18, 2-6 p.m. at the Li­ons Au­di­to­rium, 45 Hardy Ave., Till­son­burg. Meet lo­cal em­ploy­ers and dis­cover job op­por­tu­ni­ties avail­able now. Em­ploy­ers are in­vited to regis­ter a booth by con­tact­ing Mau­reen Van­der­berghe at mvan­der­berghe@mul­ti­ser­vice­cen­tre.com or call 519-842-9008 ext 270. Em­ploy­ers please regis­ter no later than Sept. 7. Spon­sored by Till­son­burg Multi-Ser­vice Cen­tre and the Town of Till­son­burg.


130th Lang­ton FALL Fair: The 130th Lang­ton Fall Fair is Wed­nes­day, Sept. 19 at the Lang­ton Arena and Sports Com­plex. Pa­rade at 11 a.m. with open­ing cer­e­monies to fol­low. Adult and school ex­hibits, Baby Show, Car Show, To­bacco Hand-Ty­ing Con­test, Ju­nior Tal­ent Con­test, etc. Noon lun­cheon at the Com­mu­nity Cen­ter. Ad­mis­sion - adults $4 or free with $5 mem­ber­ship. Chil­dren free. For fur­ther info, ven­dor info, or prize lists call 519-875-2973 or 519-8752559.


Di­a­betes ed­u­ca­tion Pro­gram: Meet and greet Julie McCon­key-Barks (di­eti­tian) and Kim Brown-Mor­ris (so­cial worker) will be at the DEP In­for­ma­tion Booth at The Till­son­burg Town Cen­tre mall on Thurs­day, Sept. 20, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 200 Broad­way.


st. John’s Fall con­certs: St. John’s Angli­can Church Ot­ter­ville is pleased to present a se­ries of Fall Con­certs. All start at 7 p.m. and are free-will of­fer­ing. Fri­day, Sept. 21 Stiff Fam­ily Blue­grass Gospel; Fri­day, Oct. 12 Ed­uard Klassen Paraguayan Harpist; Fri­day, Nov. 16 Lynn Val­ley Voices; Fri­day, Dec. 7 Christo­pher Nor­ton Jazzy Christ­mas.


karaoke at the cop­per mug: Satur­day, Sept. 22, 9:30 pm.- 1:30 a.m. Join us for a lively night of singing and danc­ing! Hosted by Karaoke Canada. Sing solo or in groups. Great fun and friend­ship!


Hooked on mu­sic: St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bid­well, con­tin­ues its Hooked On Mu­sic con­cert se­ries. The next con­cert is Sun­day, Septem­ber 23 at 2:30 p.m. An­drew Martin will bring his 70’s Revo­lu­tion, high­light­ing some of the great­est hits of the 1970s. Tick­ets $25 avail­able from He­len in the church of­fice (519688-0011) or Dianne Par­nell (519688-3280).

All For him: Join us for a great hour of mu­sic and wor­ship lead by the group All For Him, Sept. 23, at Church of Liv­ing Wa­ter, 5 Rouse St., Till­son­burg, just south of the traf­fic cir­cle on Vi­enna Road. Starts at 6 p.m.


His­tor­i­cal Till­son­burg: Laurel Beechey’s His­tor­i­cal Till­son­burg Power Points will be pre­sented at 2 p.m. on the last Tues­day of each month at Till­son­burg Re­tire­ment Res­i­dence, 183 Rolph Street. Free, but a do­na­tion to the food bank ap­pre­ci­ated. Re­fresh­ments to fol­low. Learn how the Till­sons set­tled and built an em­pire here and meet some fas­ci­nat­ing set­tlers and char­ac­ters. Ques­tions? Call Laurel at 519-8429416.

Fam­ily tree nuts ge­neal­ogy club: Wish you knew how to find your an­ces­tors’ records? Good news! The Fam­ily Tree Nuts Ge­neal­ogy Club is here! Meet­ings will be held on the last Tues­day of ev­ery month from 1-2:30 p.m. in the Pro­gram Room at the Till­son­burg Pub­lic Li­brary. Each month will fea­ture a dif­fer­ent speaker, pre­sen­ta­tion, or topic per­tain­ing to ge­nealog­i­cal re­search or lo­cal his­tory. All ses­sions are free and drop-in; only come for the pre­sen­ta­tions that fit your in­ter­ests! Fall meet­ing dates are Sept. 25, Oct. 30, Nov. 27.


gems girls club: Reg­is­tra­tion at 7 p.m. for girls ages 8-13 years old at Chris­tian Re­form Church, 150 Con­ces­sion Street West. An op­por­tu­nity to be guided to act justly, walk humbly and to love mercy. Fun with songs, crafts and other ac­tiv­i­ties to demon­strate Love For Je­sus. Con­tact Ge­orgie at 519-866-5543 or email rburg@east­link.ca. The pro­gram has trained lead­ers.

Elaine Cougler: The Re­bel­lion That Never Hap­pened - A Pre­sen­ta­tion by Elaine Cougler on Thurs­day, Sept. 27, 7 p.m. at the Till­son­burg Pub­lic Li­brary. As part of Ox­ford Reads, the li­brary wel­comes Elaine Cougler, au­thor of The Loy­al­ist Tril­ogy. Elaine will be speak­ing about a 19th cen­tury re­bel­lion in Ox­ford County, as well as her nov­els, re­search, and writ­ing process. Please con­tact the li­brary to re­serve your space 519-842-5571 or email till­son­bur­glibrary@ocl.net. For in­for­ma­tion on the nu­mer­ous Ox­ford Reads events hap­pen­ing across the Ox­ford County Li­brary sys­tem, visit ocl.net and check the Pro­gram Cal­en­dar for list­ings, or call the li­brary.


Till­son­burg Le­gion Spaghetti Din­ner: Till­son­burg Le­gion’s Spaghetti Din­ner from 5-6 p.m. $10 and Coun­try Dance from 7-10 p.m. $10, mu­sic by Wally Maggs, Dale Ri­vard, and Dave Oliver. Tick­ets for both din­ner and dance $20. All Wel­come. For more info call 8425281.

sax­o­nia Ok­to­ber­fest: Fri­day, Sept. 28th Rock the Sax (Sax­o­nia Hall in Aylmer) fea­tur­ing Shoot From The Hip, a Trag­i­cally Hip trib­ute band. Tick­ets $15. Food avail­able. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Satur­day, Sept. 29, Wal­ter Os­tanek. Tick­ets $35, sit-down din­ner. Ad­vanced tick­ets re­quired. Doors open Satur­day 5:30 p.m., din­ner 6:30 p.m. Cel­e­brate with the polka king. Craft beer and Ger­man dance groups both nights. For tick­ets and info 519-773-5271.

st. Paul’s Pa Day Camp: Fall is com­ing and, once again, St. Paul’s is of­fer­ing their PA day camp, pre­sent­ing the theme F.R.O.G. (Fully Rely on God). We will have games, mu­sic, crafts, good snacks and story time and we al­ways have a nice sur­prise for the chil­dren. The first PA day is Sept. 28. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and the camp runs till 4 p.m. Cost is $10 per child for the day. You pro­vide lunch - we pro­vide drinks and snack. Space is lim­ited so pre-regis­ter by phon­ing St. Paul’s at 519-6880011.


har­vest Friend­ship Din­ner: St. John’s Angli­can Church, Till­son­burg, hosted by Angli­can Women and Youth at 5:30 p.m. Menu fea­tures BBQ Smoked Pork Chop, Roasted Veg­eta­bles, Baked Beans and Ap­ple Crisp. Ad­vance tick­ets only $25 (519550-3955).


Club Ox­ford hockey: Club Ox­ford Hockey is ac­cept­ing reg­is­tra­tions for the up­com­ing sea­son. Forms are avail­able at the Source for Sports store in Till­son­burg. The “Rookie Skate” for new play­ers will be Sun­day, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. on the Com­mu­nity rink. This full equip­ment, no-body con­tact scrim­mage will be for 1.5 hours. There is a $10 fee per player for ice time. Par­tic­i­pants must be pre-reg­is­tered. More league de­tails are avail­able at clubox­ford­hockey.ca.

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Till­son­burg All Can­di­dates De­bate: Till­son­burg Dis­trict Cham­ber of Com­merce is host­ing an All Can­di­dates De­bate in ad­vance of the mu­nic­i­pal elec­tion on Tues­day, Oct. 2, at 6 p.m. in the Li­ons Au­di­to­rium, Till­son­burg Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 45 Hardy Av­enue. Ev­ery­one wel­come.

oc­to­ber 13

Fall Psy­chic and Well­ness show: Till­son­burg Le­gion from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twelve Psy­chic Medi­ums book­ing 20-minute read­ings for $30 each, by ap­point­ment only on that day. Main Hall packed with ven­dors. Free ad­mis­sion. Lunch avail­able by Ladies Aux­il­iary Branch 153. Cash only. For more in­for­ma­tion call 519-842-5281.

oc­to­ber 17

Din­ner with Andy robertshaw: Till­son­burg Mil­i­tary His­tory Club presents A Din­ner Evening with Andy Robertshaw Find­ing the Fallen - The Re­cov­ery of WWI Sol­dier Re­mains and Ar­ti­facts, on Wed­nes­day, Oct. 17 at the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 153, Till­son­burg. Re­cep­tion 6 p.m. and Roast Beef Din­ner 6:30 p.m. Cost is $20 per per­son. Spon­sored by Till­son­burg Mil­i­tary His­tory Club, Till­son­burg & Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety and Royal Cana­dian Le­gion Branch 153. Tick­ets avail­able at the Le­gion of­fice, An­nan­dale Mu­seum, and Sta­tion Arts Cen­tre. Ticket sales end Oct. 12.

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