KARAOKE: At Royal Candian Legion, Branch 90, Oak Street, Brantford, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE: By Cambrie's Little Boxes on Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m to 2 p.m. at Grace Anglican Church, 1 Pearl St. Brantford. All proceeds to benefit Stedman Hospice.
VENDORS WANTED: For holiday craft sale on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 90, 21 Oak St., Brantford. Tables for rent at $20 each. Doors open at 9 a.m. Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CHRISTMAS BELLS: Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m., at the Sanderson Centre, presented by the Brantford Symphony Orchestra, with special guests, Elmer Iseler Singers. Tickets are $30 or $40 for adults, $20 for secondary students and free for children and elementary students. Available at www.brantfordsymphony. ca or at 519-758-8090.
ENTERTAINMENT: WIth Dusty Dads on Saturday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Paris.
MEAT ROLL: At Dunsdon Legion, Tollgate Road, Brantford, on Saturday, Dec. 8, 3:30 p.m. Entertainment in the lounge with Loose Change, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
CANDLELIGHT SERVICE: All Saints' Church, 688 Mount Pleasant Rd., Mount Pleasant, at All Saints' Church, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9. Followed by light refreshments. For more details call 519-720-9055.
SUNDAY SERENADE: Featuring the Brantford Memorial Concert Band and the Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m., at Brantford Convention Centre, 100 Market St. S. Admission by cash donation. www.bsim.ca. OLD TIME CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Featuring the Scott Woods Band. on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 2 p.m., Burford Agricultural Pavilion, 6 Park Ave. Burford. Adults $25, children $10. Call 519-449-5649 for tickets. All proceeds support the ongoing ministry of Burford United Church.
AT CHRISTMAS TIME: Concert and carol sing presented by the Brant County Singers at Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., at Fairview United Church, 49 Wayne Dr., Brantford. Freewill offering. VILLAGE POLONAISE CUISINE: Available year round, eat in or take out, daily from noon to 1:30 p.m., and Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. 154 Pearl St., Brantford, 519-753-0414.
PARIS SENIORS CLUB: St James Anglican Church, 8 Burwell St., Paris. Euchre and tile rummy start at 1:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Bridge club starts at 1 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays. Rummoli starts at 12:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursdays. General admission is $1. Everyone aged 55 and older welcome. For information, call Gail or Barry at 519-442-4511.
ADULT CARPETBALL: On Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at St. James Church, 28 Dublin St., Brantford. Cost $2, which includes refreshments. For information, telephone Alan at 519752-4414 or Bert at 519-756-1683. ALIENATED GRANDPARENTS
ANONYMOUS: Support group meets every second and fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information contact: hamiltonburlington[email protected]geco.ca. BREAKFAST SPEAKERS
SERIES: On Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Chartwell Tranquility Place Retirement Community, 436 Powerline Rd., Brantford , with Bell Homestead curator Brian Wood on the history of Christmas. Breakfast served at 9 a.m. Speaker to follow at 10 a.m. All welcome. Limited seating. RSVP by Dec. 10. 519-7592222. SENIORS AT BRANTFORD PUBLIC
LIBRARY: Seasonal celebration with Brian Moore from the Brant Historical Society talking about Christmas traditions and the Beckett Serenaders on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2:30 p.m at the Brantford Public Library's main branch, 173 Colborne St. Free. Door prizes. Refreshments. KIWANIS CLUB OF GRAND
RIVER : Annual Christmas gettogether and lunch, for members and spouses on Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:30 p.m., at the Sherwood Restaurant, 799 Colborne St., Brantford. The club usually meets , on the first and third Thursday of each month at the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre , 219 Colborne St., downtown Brantford, at 9:45 a.m. For more information, contact June
Spence at 519-753-6894 . BRANTFORD GOOD FOOD BOX
PICKUP: On Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., at civic centre. Every month boxes are filled with fresh produce. Cost is $17 for a family and $12 for single. Orders must be placed and paid for by noon Dec. 13. For more information, contact the Good Food Box co-ordinator at 519-751-4357, 241.
MESSY CHURCH: Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., at St. Mark's Anglican Church,155 Memorial Dr., Brantford. Christmas games, songs, crafts, Bible story, a turkey dinner and a special visitor. (Optional: bring a favourite potluck item to share.)
WING NIGHT: At Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 605, on Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Open mike with Gar Gray For more information contact the branch (after 4 p.m.) at 519-448-1462, email [email protected] or find on Facebook.
CHRISTMAS CHOIR NIGHT: with the Germania Choir of Hamilton, on Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m., at the German Canadian Club, 194 Henry St., Brantford. Admission is free but donations appreciated. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cash bar.
BOOK SALE: At S.R. Drake Memorial Church, 165 Murray St., Brantford, on Dec 14, 15, 1) a.m. to 8 p.m., and Dec. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Proceeds towards the Cup of Hope, a meeting place for Brantford's less fortunate providing free motivational Christian counseling. Sponsored by the Chaplains Office of Canada. Call 519-756-2051 or 519-752-7288.
MUSIC TRIVIA: With Ross McGuiness in the Dunsdon Legion lounge, Tollgate Road, Brantford, on Friday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
OPEN MUSIC JAM: On Saturday, Dec. 15, 1 p.m. to ?, at Chiefswood Fellowship, 506 Fourth Line, five kilometres west of Ohsweken. Music, fun, food and fellowship. For information, call Phil Sault 905768-5442.
ZONE 8-BALL TOURNAMENT: On Saturday, Dec. 15, 11 a.m .to 6 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Paris. Entry fee $16 for twoperson team. Register at the legion by 10:15 a.m.
STEAK BARBECUE: At Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 605, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment with Dave Souliere. For more information contact the branch (after 4 p.m.) at 519-4481462, email [email protected] com. or find on Facebook.
MEAT ROLL: At Dunsdon Legion, Tollgate Road, Brantford, on Saturday, Dec. 15, 3:30 p.m. Entertainment with Murray Williams in the lounge, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Christmas Gifts will be presented by Harmony and Mount Pleasant United churches choirs and friends on Sunday, Dec. 16, 7 p.m., at Harmony United Church, 268 Marlborough St, Brantford. Light refreshments will follow. SURVIVORS OF SUICIDE LOSS
SUPPORT GROUP: Have you lost someone to suicide? Are you looking for support and information from those who have experienced a suicide loss, and understand how to help? The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Stedman Community Hospice - Hankinson House, Grey Street, Brantford. The group is facilitated by trained individuals, who have lost someone to suicide. For more information, contact 519752-2998, ext. 112. ANNUAL CHRISTMAS BASKET DRAW: By the Brantford Lions Club
on Dec. 18. Winners will receive baskets Dec. 19. Tickets are $3 each or two for $5. Available from a Lions member, at the Brantford Farmers Market or call 519-753-6758. WHAT CHRISTMAS MEANS TO
ME: Presents on Friday, Dec. 21, 7:30 p.m., by the music ministry at Sydenham-Heritage United Church, 120 Sydenham St., Brantford. Free admission. Donation of non-perishable food item for food bank appreciated.
MEAT ROLL: At Dunsdon Legion, Tollgate Road, Brantford, on Saturday, Dec. 22, 3:30 p.m. Entertainment in the lounge with Two for the Road, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. SINGALONG MESSIAH CONCERT: Presented by the Grand River Chorus on Saturday, Dec. 22, 7:30 p.m. at Grace Anglican Church 15 Albion St., Brantford. Soloists include Andrea Ludwig, Ariel Harwood Jones, Zachary Rioux and Michael York. For tickets, call 519-753-6758 or purchase at the Brantford Bookworm, Blue Heron in Paris or at the door. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for youth, aged 25 and younger.
CHRISTMAS CANTATA: Love Came Down at Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 23, with Fairview United Church Chancel Choir with orchestral accompaniment at 10:30 a.m. at the church, 49 Wayne Dr., Brantford. And at 7 p.m. choir with accompaniment by Deborah Park, as well as piano solos and vocal solos and duets. Freewill offering.
NEW YEAR'S PARTY: On Dec. 31, . 8 p.m., at Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 29, Paris. Roast beef dinner with all the fixings, $25 person. Includes champagne at midnight, door prizes, live music by Hwy. 24.
NEW YEAR'S EVE DANCE: On Dec. 31, at South Brant Legion, 72 King St. N., Oakland, with 8 Second Ride. Dance starts at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $30a person. Includes food, prizes and party favours. Call 519-446-0011 after 4 p.m. for tickets. NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY: Starts at 9 p.m. at Dunsdon Legion lounge, Tollgate Road, Brantford. Cost $20, inlcudes light lunch, party favours and champagne at midnight. Entertainment with Two for the Road. Tickets available at the bar. NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA: At the German Canadian Club, 194 Henry St., Brantford, wth four-course dinner, dancing to music of Triple A and champagne at midnight. Doors open at 6 p.m. Supper at 7 p.m. Tickets $60 a person. Reserve by calling Margit at 519-756-5842.
NEW YEAR'S LEVEE: At noon at South Brant Legion 72 King St. N., Oakland.
NEW YEAR'S LEVEE: Noon to 4 p.m. at Dunsdon Legion, Tollgate Road, Brantford, Complimentary luncehon. Entertainment with Two for the Road, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.