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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 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 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 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 (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 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 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.

Septem­ber 29

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).

Septem­ber 30

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.


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.


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 robyn@alzheimer.ox­ford.on.ca.

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