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NOVEMBER NOVEMBER 5-10
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.
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 McConkey-Barks 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 519-842-5571 to reserve your space.
TDMH CRAFT & VENDOR SALE: TDMH Recreation Committee is hosting a Craft & Vendor Fair in main lobby of the hospital, 167 Rolph Street, Tillsonburg on Thursday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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 519-349-2768 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 (519582-2740).
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 519443-5588.
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.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Saturday, Nov. 10 at Woodingford Lodge, 52 Venison St West, 9:30-2. Annual Christmas Bazaar - many vendors, bake table, crafts.
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.
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.
OTTER VALLEY NATURALISTS: Monday, Nov. 12 meeting, 7 p.m. at the Straffordville Community Centre. The Culture or Bird Watching - Paul Nicholson. While bird watchers are looking at birds, is anyone watching the bird watchers? Is there an observable bird watching culture? Do Tilley hats and multi-pocketed khaki vests have any meaning? Paul Nicholson, lifelong birder and the bird watching columnist for the LFP, will share his thoughts and insights on this unusual but interesting theme.
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 519-7739723 or 519-773-5575 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 688-2520. 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.
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CLAUS PARADE: Participants please gather behind Avondale United Church by 1 p.m. sharp. Parade starts at 2 p.m. Join us in Downtown Tillsonburg! We can’t wait to have you join in all of the fun and welcome this holiday season!
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.
ROB CROMWELL UNPLUGGED AT THE COPPER MUG: Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. No cover charge. Great rock and roll classics from this local star performer.
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 519-4435588.
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 (519-8425573), 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!
LET’S TALK MENTAL HEALTH: This group at the Tillsonburg Public Library is designed to be a safe space for people to talk about and work on the various struggles involved with maintaining mental health. A Peer Support Leader from CMHA will be at the library every Monday (holidays excluded) from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This is a drop-in program, no registration is required.
WARS OF THE ROSES & THE LAST PLANTAGENET: Thursday, Nov. 22, 2 p.m. at the Tillsonburg Public Library. Local historian and author, Stephen Bourne, will discuss the fascinating period in history that is 15th century England, including an in-depth look at the mystery around King Richard III’s death, and what he learned on a recent trip to Leicester, England. Registration required for this free program, please reserve your space by contacting the library at 519842-5571.
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, 519-842-6151 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 in Tillsonburg 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-and-under free, 4-10 year olds $3).
BID EUCHRE TOURNAMENT: Saturday, Nov. 24, 11 a.m. sharp at the Delhi German Hall (downstairs). Cost is $7 per person for 10 games. Prizes, coffee and goodies included. Due to limited tables, first come first served. For more info call 519879-6770.
BLACK BEAR ALL-STARS BAND AT THE COPPER MUG: Saturday, Nov. 24 from 9:30 pm.-1:30 a.m. No cover charge. Rock, Blues, Rhythm and Blues. Dynamic, high intensity show.
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).
THE IMPACT OF CHIROPRACTIC: Wellness at the Library presents The Impact of Chiropractic on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2 p.m. Join Dr. Mark Dickson of Dickson Chiropractic to learn about what a chiropractor does, how chiropractic medicine works, and the benefits of chiropractic on your overall health. This free program requires registration, please contact the Tillsonburg Public Library to reserve your space by phoning 519-842-5571!
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.
LOCAL AGM TALENT NIGHT AT THE COPPER MUG: Saturday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. No cover. Local talented musicians take the stage. Check our Facebook page for the line-up. Come out and watch your friends perform!
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.
DANIEL HAMM & CO AT THE COPPER MUG: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 p.m. - 1 a.m. No admission charge. Don’t miss Daniel and Cornell Hamm performing your favorite classic rock tunes. Fabulous stage presence, inspiring audience participation!
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 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 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 519-4212466 or firstname.lastname@example.org.