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tillsonburg Photography Club: Monthly meetings are on the first Tuesday of each month at the Station Arts Centre from 7-9 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in photography and friendly people are welcome to join us. For more information send email to tburgphoto[email protected]look.com.
wings & things Pub Night: Friday, Dec. 7 join us for Wings & Things Pub Night at the The Wagner Memorial Teeterville Legion Branch 526. Serving from 7 p.m. until sold out.
Port burwell craft and bake sale: Port Burwell Legion is having a Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday Dec. 8, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. All types of local crafts. Bake Table and Straw Draw. Food available. Admission free, but a donation of a canned good would be appreciated for the local food bank.
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.
Straffordville Santa Claus Parade: Everyone is invited to Straffordville Saturday morning, Dec. 8, for the 10:30 a.m. Santa Claus Parade.
Langton lions Santa Claus Parade: Langton’s annual Santa Claus Parade begins Saturday, Dec. 8 at 11 a.m. at the arena. Children will meet with Santa after the parade in the Langton Community Centre.
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!
A Down Home Christmas Party: The Town of Tillsonburg presents A Down Home Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Lion’s Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre. Advance tickets $45, at the door $55. Featuring Canadian Country Music Association Hall of Fame member Marie Bottrell. Doors open 6 p.m., buffet 6:30 p.m., show time 7:30 p.m., dancing 9 p.m. Tickets at the community centre or www. ticketscene.ca. This is a 19+ event.
Free Public Skating: Tillsonburg Kinsmen Club is sponsoring free public skating Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:15-2:45 p.m. at the Tillsonburg Community Centre. Hot dogs and hot chocolate afterwards.
otter Valley Naturalists: Monday, Dec. 10 is the Annual Member’s Night at the Straffordville Community Centre at 7 p.m. We will enjoy your observations and memories of nature. Bring articles, pictures (no more than a dozen) or short video clips on a memory stick, or other items you think would be of interest. Please limit your presentation to 10-15 minutes. Our first Silent Auction will be held at this Dec. 10 meeting. Books, bird houses, bat houses, pictures, and plants are just an example of a few items, but anything goes.
Diabetes Education Program: Please join us at Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital for our Crafting Expressions Support Group on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1:30-3 p.m. We will be making cards with Judy Fentie in the Volunteer Association Conference Room (TDMH basement). Limited to 15 participants. If interested please call for more information. Registration required, call 519842-3611 ext 5362. We plan to have a new theme and craft each session and we will provide all the supplies needed.
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 (519-6880011) or Dianne Parnell (519-6883280).
messy Church: St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg. 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Our theme is ‘It is better to give...’ Come and make gifts. Crafts include a gift wrapping centre. Hot lunch to follow. No charge. All welcome. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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.
An Evening with Charles Dickens: There’s nothing like a ‘Carol Sing’ and the Dickens classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ to put one in the Holiday Spirit. Experience an old world Christmas at St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg, on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m. Enjoy carol singing in the church led by St. John’s Choir; then listen to a reading of ‘A Christmas Carol’, with Stephen Bourne as Charles Dickens. Following the reading, enjoy Yuletide treats in the parish hall. Tickets $10 per person or $25 for a family of three or more, available at Coward Pharmacy, 165 Broadway or at St. John’s Church office (519-842-5573). Proceeds will go to those in need of toys and food at Christmas.
Christmas Bird Count: Sunday, Dec. 16 is the Annual Christmas Bird Count for Otter Valley Naturalists. Sector Maps will be given to Sector Leaders to share with each team heading out to count bird species and the numbers. Or, you can count from your window and from your bird feeders.
Following the bird Count you can enjoy the ovn christmas Dinner held At the parish hall in Port burwell. to sign up For the Dinner please contact Peter Staley At psta[email protected] or At 519-842-9946.
turkey Dinner: Wimpys Diner is spreading Christmas Cheer! Join us Monday, Dec. 17 for a FREE Turkey dinner buffet style. The dinner will take place from 4-6 p.m or as long as quantity lasts. First come first serve, we hope to see you there!
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 protected] 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 519-4212466 or [email protected]ford.on.ca.