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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.

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