ATTENTION READERS: What’s Happening is a free service of The Tillsonburg News (41 Broadway) open to non-profit groups, organizations and local community events. Email items to cabbott@ postmedia.com - please include What’s Happening in the subject.
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.
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 519-7738798.
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.
CRAFT AND VENDOR FAIR: Tillsonburg Tri-county Fair presents its Craft and Vendor Fair at the Delhi Hungarian Hall, Nov. 10, 10-4. Admission $2, kids free. All proceeds to the Tillsonburg Tricounty Fair. Penny sale, stocking stuffers, homemade crafts, festive inpsirations. Food available on site.
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 email@example.com.
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 community-minded 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. Tillsonburg Remembrance Day cenotaph service starts at 10:45 a.m. The Silent Walk begins at 10:30 a.m.
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.
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.
17Th ANNUAL AYLMERMALAHIDE CHRISTMAS TOUR Of HOMES: Hosted by Aylmermalahide 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.
WELCOME back TO OTTERVILLE STUDIO TOUR: Visit the historic village of Otterville, Nov. 17-18. Each year artists of Otterville open their doors to exhibit their original art, photography, jewelry, mixed media and more, 10-5 Saturday and Sunday. Maps available online at the Welcome Back To Otterville website, or at local businesses. Watch for yellow flags at each location.
TILLSONBURG OPTIMIST SANTA 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.
OPEN HOUSE AT ANNANDALE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE: Join our Christmas at Annandale Open House Weekend, Nov. 23-25! See the lighting of the outdoor tree garden 7 p.m. Friday, tour 15 exquisitely decorated rooms and explore the Batteries Not Included exhibit. 30 Tillson Ave, Tillsonburg. Extended hours, 7-8 on Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 24, and 12-4 Sunday, Nov. 25. For more information call 519-842-2294.
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 - CANADA’S CELTIC Rock WARRIORS: 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.
CHRISTMAS AT ANNANDALE: Nov. 23 to Jan. 6 at Annandale National Historict Site, tour 15 exquisitely decorated rooms and explore the ‘Batteries Not Included Christmas’ exhibit in the Pratt Gallery. Check out the Corner Gallery on the 2nd floor for gifts while here! Decorated until Jan. 6, 2019. ANHS is open Monday-friday 9-4 and Sundays 1-4 p.m.
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.