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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 sar­a­van­hamme@gmail.com.

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 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 519-421-2466 or robyn@alzheimer.ox­ford.on.ca.

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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.”

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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.

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