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NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 2-3
TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES CHRISTMAS SALE: Mount Elgin United Church, Nov. 2, 8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. and Nov. 3, 9-1 p.m. Fair Trade coffee, teas, chocolates, Christmas decorations, gifts, jewellery, home decor and more.
OUR LADY OF FATIMA TURKEY BINGO: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School’s 48th Turkey Bingo is Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Courtland Community Centre. Free admission. Food, door prizes. Cash prizes, mystery prizes, bazaar. TEN turkey bingos, Share the Wealth, Winner Takes All. Doors open at 6 p.m., bingo starts at 7 p.m. Cash prizes last year totalled over $1,500! Must be 18 years or older to attend. For more information call 519-688-0049.
CHRISTMAS VENDOR & CRAFT SALE: Springford Baptist Church will hold a Christmas Vendor and Craft Sale Nov. 3, 9-1 p.m. at the church in Springford. Norwex, Scentsy, Epicure, Pampered Chef and other vendors and crafters in attendance. Something for everyone. A lunch/tea table with soup and roll, muffins, and coffee/tea will be available for your eating pleasure. Lots of free parking.
ELVIS RETURNS AT TILLSONBURG LEGION: DJ Chambers is back after packing the house in August. Limited main hall seating event on Saturday, Nov. 3. Advanced tickets only $15. Tickets selling fast, available at the office or canteen, 16 Durham Street.
CULTUS UNITED CHURCH ROAST BEEF SUPPER: Saturday, Nov. 3 at Port Rowan Community Centre, serving from 4:30 p.m. Adults $15, children 6-12 years $7. Takeout available. For more information 519-875-2221 or 519-983-4319.
SACRED HEART LANGTON CWL CHICKEN HAM SUPPER: Please come out and join us for Sacred Heart Langton CWL’s annual Chicken and Ham Supper on Sunday, Nov. 4. Bring the whole family and enjoy a wonderful home-cooked meal and support your local community. Doors open 4:45 p.m. Serving from 5-7 p.m. Adults $16, children under-12 $5, pre-schoolers $2. No phone calls for takeout, please. Note that tickets will now be sold at the Langton Community Centre, not at Sacred Heart School as in the past. For further information please call 519-875-2988.
SERGEANT WILSON’S ARMY SHOW: The Tillsonburg Senior Centre presents Sergeant Wilson’s Army Show - Music From the Bridge, on Sunday, Nov. 4, 3 p.m. at the Lions Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre. Tickets are $15 advance or $17 at the door. Call the Senior Centre at 688-2520 or stop by for tickets. Proceeds to support ongoing programs and activities for Seniors.
MOUNT ELGIN FALL FLING CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Sunday, Nov. 4 at the Mount Elgin Community Centre, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light lunch available. $2 admission, children under 12 free. All proceeds to charity.
WEEK OF REMEMBRANCE: Tillsonburg Military History Club’s Remembrance Week display runs from Nov. 5-10 at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre, 41 Bridge St.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Tillsonburg Horticultural Society’s next monthly meeting is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Senior Centre Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre. Speaker Christine Chessell, from Stratford, will talk all about chocolate and more. Everyone welcome.
BOARD GAME NIGHT: Gather round at Boston Pizza Tillsonburg in support of Salvation Army every Wednesday in November. Challenge your family and friends to a classic board game showdown. Donate to take home the board game and redeem yourself with a rematch. Enjoy Appy Hour prices from 3-6 p.m. and 9 p.m.-close.
SUGAR SHOCKERS INFO SESSION AT TILLSONBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY: Thursday, Nov. 8 at 2 p.m. Join us for Tillsonburg Public Library’s Wellness Series! Registered dietitian Julie McConkeyBarks will be here to discuss the impact of sugar on our bodies, how to avoid excess sugar intake, and to provide some healthy meal planning tips. This is a free program, but registration is required so please contact the library at 519842-5571 to reserve your space.
REMEMBER THAT ONE: Kyle Joe concert, Friday, Nov. 9, at Unifor Hall, 364 Victoria Street, Ingersoll at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20, licensed. Sponsored by Oxford District Women’s Institute. Tickets available from Sheila 519-3492768 or Ilene 519-842-8145.
ROAST BEEF SUPPER: The Delhi Legion will be serving a roast-beef supper on Friday, Nov. 9, from 5-6:30 p.m. Cost, $12 and $2 for choice if desserts. All welcome. Take outs available. Free home delivery to seniors and shut-ins in Delhi. Call by 4 p.m. to order (519-582-2740).
OPEN JAM NIGHT: Everyone welcome, bring an instrument or just come out and listen to the music at The Wagner Memorial Teeterville Legion, Branch 526, 3890 Teeterville Road. For more information call the Legion 519-443-5588.
MISTLETOE MAGIC CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 10th from 10 a.m. till 2 p.m. Please join us at St. Mary’s Catholic Women’s League Annual Christmas Bazaar in the Church Hall and at the Father Langan Parish Centre. Country Market, Knitting and Sewing, Gently used Books and Toys, Timeless Treasures, Christmas Décor, Bake Shop and the always popular penny table. Make time to stay for lunch in St. Mary’s Café. Soup, Sandwich, Dessert and Coffee or Tea. Adults $7, Children under 10 $3; Coffee and dessert $3. Rolph Street, Tillsonburg. Thank you for your continued support.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Peace Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar, 60 Young Street, is Saturday, Nov. 10, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Cabbage rolls, baking, gifts, crafts, Christmas decorations. Lunch $6. Soup, roll dessert, coffee and tea.
ANNUAL EDISON DINNER: Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Vienna Community Centre. Bar opens at 5 p.m. Beef Dinner 6 p.m. “The Country Classics” Music, Dance and Silent Auction. Advance tickets 2/$50 or $30/ each. Call 519-773-8798.
PERISCOPE PLAYHOUSE: The Sarah Smith Band entertains at the Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse on Nov. 10 with two shows at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets $30 available at periscopeplayhouse. com or by calling 519-874-1185.
TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SESSION & CEILI DANCE: Bring your dancing shoes and kick up your heels at the Port Rowan Canadian Legion Branch 379 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10. No prior dance experience necessary - instruction provided. All ages WELCOME. Music provided by Great Lakes Ceili Band. Entry fee is a donation at the door. For more information contact Sara Van Hamme at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEETERVILLE LEGION MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: The Wagner Memorial Teeterville Legion, Branch 526, in Teeterville would like to welcome the community and area residents to join our Legion. We are having a Membership Drive Saturday, Nov. 10, from 2-5 p.m. at the Legion, 3890 Teeterville Road. Our Legion is a communityminded organization which is held together by working together.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 10 at Woodingford Lodge, 52 Venison St West, 9:30-2. Annual Christmas Bazaar - many vendors, bake table, crafts.
REMEMBRANCE DAY DINNER: Sunday, Nov. 11 there is a Remembrance Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion in Tillsonburg. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and roast beef dinner at 5:45 p.m. Tickets are $15 available at the Legion office from 9 a.m-noon. Guest speaker Donna Beek is a Silver Cross Mother who represents all mothers who lost their children in the military service of Canada.
17TH ANNUAL AYLMERMALAHIDE CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES: Hosted by Aylmer-Malahide Museum - four unique homes, plus the Museum to view on Friday, Nov. 16, 6:30-10 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17, 1-9 p.m. Turkey supper Friday 6 p.m., Baptist Church. Tour tickets $20, supper tickets $15, call 519-773-9723 or 519-7735575 or from local merchants.
SENIOR CENTRE PA DAY: Grab a grandparent and head to the Tillsonburg Senior Centre on Friday, Nov. 16 for a half-day of fun and interactive PA Day programming, featuring fitness, arts and crafts, and a healthy lunch. Cost is $5 per person. Register at 6882520. This month’s event made possible with sponsorship by the Town of Tillsonburg and Avondale Country Jamboree. Activities will be seasonally-themed.
GOSPEL HYMN CONCERT: Friday, Nov. 16, St. John’s Anglican Church, 23 Dover Street, Otterville, is hosting a Gospel Hymn Concert with the The Lynn Valley Voices, Norfolk’s newest vocal ensemble. This group includes singers from across the county. Formed in the fall of 2015 by Janice Ketchen to fill the need for a mixed voices community choir in the area, this group of experienced choristers performs choral music from various periods and genres. Since its inception, the LVV has attracted over 40 talented singers and performed at various venues around the area. Come and enjoy your favourite hymns.
FROSTY FAIR: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to noon. Please join us at St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg, for our annual UCW bazaar. Deli, bake table, jams and jellies, knitting, crafts and vendors such as Epicure, Norwex and more! Tea, coffee and cookies included with your $2 admission. Something for everyone!
BROWNSVILLE CHRISTMAS CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Saturday, Nov. 17 at the Brownsville Community Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Light lunch available. $2 admission, children under 12 free. All proceeds to charity.
TILLSONBURG LEGION CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: $2 admission, 12 and under free. Door prizes, huge penny sale, raffle tables, 30 vendors, Ladies Auxiliary serving snacks and lunch, free parking. Wheelchair accessible. 16 Durham St.
MESSY CHURCH: Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell Street. The theme is Deck the Halls. Come and make decorations for your tree and home. Activities include a visit to the Frosty Fair bazaar. Please note, we will meet upstairs in the Friendship Room. This room will remain open for our participants until the start of the Tillsonburg Santa Claus parade at 2 p.m. Lunch provided. No charge. Children accompanied by an adult please
HICKORY HILLS CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tea Room is open 11:30 to 1:30. Christmas Crafts, Silent Auction, Bake Sale, Tea Room.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Join us at the Teeterville Legion for our Christmas Bazaar, 11-3 p.m. Come out and do all your Christmas shopping. Lots of vendors. To be a vendor contact the Legion 519-443-5588.
ORGAN CONCERT: You are invited to ‘A Musical Afternoon with Joel Vanderzee,’ Sunday, Nov.
18, 4 p.m. at St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg. Tickets $15, available from the church office (519-842-5573), St. John’s choir members, or Coward Pharmachoice, 165 Broadway, Tillsonburg.
COURTLAND CHRISTMAS CRAFT & VENDOR SHOW: Sunday, Nov. 18 at the Courtland Lions Community Centre, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2 admission, children under 12 free. All proceeds to charity.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Tillsonburg & District Historical Society’s next meeting is Monday, Nov. 19, 7 p.m. at Annandale National Historic Site, 2nd floor. Guest speaker, Frank Moore of the Tillsonburg Military History Club, will present “The Suitcase,” describing the contents of a suitcase he discovered that led to the identification of a crew of Canadian airmen lost in Holland in 1944. Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome!
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!
HOLIDAY ARTS MARKET AT THE STATION: Christmas shopping? Think of one of a kind and unique gifts created by artisans and artists who will be on hand Friday, Nov. 23 5-9 p.m. at the Station Arts Centre (519-842-6151). Enjoy a hot cider while you while you look around and shop. Free admission.
MUDMEN: The Tillsonburg Legion and Red Plaid Productions presents the Mudmen 20th anniversary tour. Enjoy an evening of Celtic music and stories from Mudmen - Canada’s Celtic Rock Warriors. Tickets $20 advance or $25 at the door (subject to availability). Available at the Legion office, canteen. 16 Durham St.
HOLIDAY TOUR OF HOMES: Saturday, Nov. 24, 2-7 p.m. Visit a variety of locations for holiday decorating inspiration! Tickets $10 in advance, or $12 the day of. Contact the Station Arts Centre, 519842-6151 to reserve your tickets!
BAKE SALE: Springford Baptist Church will be at The Tillsonburg Town Centre from 8-12 noon for their 3rd annual Bake Sale. Pick up your Christmas baking at the sale where there will be lots of homemade pies, cookies, cakes and more. TILLSONBURG SENIOR CENTRE CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE: Saturday, Nov. 24th, 9-3 at the Tillsonburg Senior Centre. Admission is free.
St. John’S Christmas Bazaar: St. John’s Church will be holding its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We will be hosting bake tables, which will include our famous mincemeat, silent auction, Granny’s attic, new gift table, handmade crafts, and raffle for two quilts and a painting. We will also be serving a light lunch ($6) which includes sandwiches, cookies, squares, pickle tray, coffee, tea, juice (three-andunder free, 4-10 year olds $3).
CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Tillsonburg Senior Centre Singers presents their Christmas Concert on Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7:30 p.m. The concert takes place in the Senior Centre auditorium, directed by Janice Edmund and accompanied by Shelley Vermeersch. Tickets $12 are available at the Senior Centre office (519-688-2520).
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PERISCOPE PLAYHOUSE: The Mudmen come to Port Burwell Periscope Playhouse with their Celtic energy. The 8 p.m. show is sold out but some tickets still available for the 2 p.m. show. Tickets $30 available at periscopeplayhouse. com or call 519-874-1185.
BREAKFAST With Santa: Tillsonburg Kinette’s annual Breakfast With Santa is Saturday, Dec. 8, 8-11 a.m. at the Tillsonburg Community Centre Lions Auditorium. Cost is $5 (2 pancakes, 2 sausages, juice and coffee). Santa Claus will there for a photo op and give out candy canes. We will have a fun photo booth (free). There is also a free colouring contest with prizes for different ages groups.
CROONERS’ CHRISTMAS: Andrew Martin returns to St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell, on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. He brings Crooners’ Christmas, in the style of Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra. Tickets $25 are available from the church office (519-688-0011) or Dianne Parnell (519-688-3280).
St. Paul’S Cantata: Sunday, Dec. 16, at 10:30 a.m., St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell, presents the cantata 2,000 Decembers Ago. At 2:30 p.m., David Ramer will sing some of his favourites and the choir will again perform the cantata. Musical director and accompanist is Shelley Vermeersch. Freewill donations would be appreciated.
MSC LITERACY Program: Basic Computer, Internet, E-mail class for adults with basic reading and writing skills. This is a very user-friendly 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 email@example.com.
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 519-421-2466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Tuesday, Oct. 30, Brad Thomson, General Manager of MacDonald Turkey Point Marina presented a cheque for $13,100 to Jennifer Baxter of the London Children’s Health Foundation. Also on hand for the cheque presentation was Norfolk County Councillor-Elect Chris Van Paassen. The 2018 fundraising season came to a close in September with 88 competitors participating in MacDonald Turkey Point Marina’s 18th annual London Children’s Health Foundation Bass Tournament on Sunday, Sept. 16. Eighty-six participants took part in their 1st annual London Children’s Health Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 22. Over the last 18 years, their fundraising total has reached $127,096. The London Children’s Hospital cares for more than 1,100 children from Norfolk and Oxford Counties each year. Brad Thomson, the Thomson Family and everyone at MacDonald Turkey Point Marina are very grateful for the continued support of all our sponsors, competitors, volunteers and marina supporters. “We thank everyone for help raising funds for this great cause.”
Trish Gergich, a member of the VON Oxford fund development team, accepts a $1,421 cheque from Autoneum Canada Ltd in Tillsonburg on Oct. 19. The donation will go to support the daily costs not covered by government funding to operate Sakura House, Oxford County’s only hospice.