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SEPTEMBER SEPTEMBER 12
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.
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, 9:3011:30 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 well-being of your body, mind and spirit. Classroom is located on the lower level of St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell, Tillsonburg. Call 519-428-0313 or email firstname.lastname@example.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 inadvance reservations available. To secure your reservation contact Suzanne Renken at suzanne@ tillsonburgchamber.ca or 519-6883737.
NORWICH MERCHANTS HOME 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-yearsand-under free. For tickets call the church office 519-688-0011 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 email@example.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 (519-688-0011) or Dianne Parnell (519-688-3280).
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 519-842-9416.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com. 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 842-5281.
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 519-688-0011.
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 (519-550-3955).
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.
OCTOBER OCTOBER 2
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.
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 519842-5281.
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.
NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 23
BID FOR KIDS SAKE & BATTLE OF THE HORS D’OEUVRES: Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ingersoll, Tillsonburg and Area for the 14th annual Bid for Kids Sake and Battle of the Hors D’Oeuvres at the Lions Auditorium in the Tillsonburg Community Centre on Friday, Nov. 23. This is a fun-filled evening of live entertainment, silent and live auction, delicious hors d’oeuvre tasting, and great company, all in support of valuable mentoring programs in your community. Reserve your tickets today by visiting sharethefun.org or calling 519-485-1801 or 519-842-9000. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
MSC LITERACY PROGRAM: Basic Computer, Internet, E-mail class for adults with basic reading and writing skills. This is a very userfriendly program that allows you to learn at your own pace. Call Wendy at (519) 842-9008 ext. 266 to ask about the Adult Literacy & Essential Skills Program at the Multi-Service Centre.
STATION ARTS Centre: A wide variety of programming options are available for adults and teens at ‘The Station.’ Call the Station Arts Centre at 842-6151 or visit their website www.stationarts.ca for more information on in-house groups.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF OXFORD: Individual support offered, information sessions and support groups in Oxford County for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their family members and friends. For confidential help call the Society at 519-421-2466 or email info@ alzheimer.oxford.on.ca.
ALZHEIMER SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS: A couple of hours of your time can make a BIG DIFFERENCE in the lives of those living with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. Do you have two hours a week to share? Are you looking for a rewarding, social and meaningful opportunity? Consider becoming a Volunteer Companion with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. For more information contact Robyn Owen at 519-4212466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.