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What's Happening

September 22

 

The MSC is hosting the 2nd annual Trail Walk & Run in support of the local Parkinson’s Society and MSC programs and services. Held at Coronation Park along the Carroll Trail. Registration 9 a.m., 10 a.m. start. Interested participants must collect $25 in pledges to participate, but children 12 and under are free! Call Chris Y. (519.842.9008x232) or email (HYPERLINK "mailto:cyancy@multiservicecentre.com"cyancy@multiservicecentre.com) for more information.  For student volunteer opportunities, phone Max Adam (x 357) or email (HYPERLINK "mailto:madam@multiservicecentre.com"madam@multiservicecentre.com). 

The third annual Duck Day at the Long Point Waterfowl REC Centre from noon until 4 p.m. The day includes wildlife and conservation-related displays and demonstrations, free lunch and  

giveaways for children. Among the highlights will be raptor displays, retriever demonstrations, nature walks and geocaching. The REC Centre is located on Turkey Point Road, about a kilometer south of Highway  

24.

Donations For Debbie, fundraiser for a four-and-a-half-year-old girl diagnosed with High Grade Lymphoblastic Lymphoma at My Bar & Grill. Fundraising event with silent auction. Call 519-872-0269 or 519-409-0470 for more information.

September 25

125th Langton Fair, at Langton Arena and Sports Complex. Admission $3 per adult, adult and school exhibits in classes including fruits and vegetables, crafts, fine arts, photography, baking, preserves and quilts. Midway rides, free stagecoach rides, tobacco hand-tying competition, baby show, classic car parade. Luncheon available. For vendor information or to obtain a prize list, please call 519-875-2559 or 519-875-2973.

The Tillsonburg Senior Centre, in partnership with the Older Adult Centres’ Association of Ontario and sponsored by the Ontario Senior Secretariat, will host a Seniors’ Health & Wellness Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Admission is free and there will be grab bags, prizes, healthy living demonstrations, free snacks and informative seminars on tax benefits for seniors, nutrition, estate insurance and falls prevention. Call 688-2520 to pre-register.

Dance in a square – make a circle of friends! Tri-County Squares invite friends and family (teen to senior) to come out to Tillsonburg Senior Centre, 45 Hardy Ave. from 7:30–9:30 p.m. for a taste of modern square dancing with caller Tom Charlton. New dancers are free. No special equipment or training needed. Come out and see why we love to dance. Fun, fitness and friendship set to music – all in one package. For more information contact HYPERLINK "mailto:dndahm@sympatico.ca"dndahm@sympatico.ca orHYPERLINK "callto:519-842-9212" 519-842-9212.

Community Probus Club meeting in the Lion's Den at the Community Centre. Guest speakers Dale and Laura Rex will talk on what it takes to be a clown. If you are retired or semi-retired and are interested in learning more about the Community Probus Club, please contact Carole Parker at 519-842-3409 or Bev Potter atHYPERLINK "callto:842-409%200539" 842-409-0539.

September 26

Houghton School and Agricultural fair in the village of Fairground. Gates open at 11 a.m. with parade at 11:30 a.m. Adult and school exhibits in fruits and vegetables, domestic science, canned goods, needle craft, photography, arts and crafts. Free face painting for children, rides and games, tobacco tying and log-sawing competitions, country music jam session, baby show and food booth. Admission $3 for adults. For more information call StanHYPERLINK "callto:519-875-4858" 519-875-4858 or Lynda HYPERLINK "callto:519-875-2221"519-875-2221.

September 27

Brownsville Community Night, dinner at 7 p.m., social at 6 p.m. Meal catered by Beres Catering, entertainment by ‘Two of a Kind,’ door prizes and 50/50 draw. $25 admission, for tickets call 519-877-2798 or 877-9307.

September 28

The Tillsonburg branch of the Royal Canadian Legion invites you to a Fish Fry and Dance. Serving from 5 to 7 p.m., dance to follow with DJ Jerry Vandeepen. $18 adults and teens, $12 age 6 to 12 with preschoolers free. Dessert extra. Advance tickets available in Legion office or canteen. Cash bar and take-out available/wheelchair accessible.

Norfolk Field Naturalists Fascinating Fungi:

Mushroom Identification Hike from 1-3 p.m. at the

Nature Conservancy's DeMaere #3 property at the south east corner of Hwy 24 and East Quarter Line Road.  Bring a camera as you can't harvest mushrooms in this NCC property.  Meet at the parking lot located off East Quarter Line Rd. just south of Hwy 24 at 1 p.m.  Dress appropriately for the weather. For more information, contact Inga atHYPERLINK "callto:519-875-5601" 519-875-5601.

September 29

St. Paul’s United Church AOTS Men’s Club is hosting a charcoal grilled Chicken Barbecue on Sunday, Sept. 29, serving 5-6:30 p.m. Homemade pies for dessert! A half chicken is $14, children 6-12 $9, and 5-and-under free. Tickets available from any AOTS Men’s Club member, at Coward Pharmacy, or at the St. Paul’s church office at 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg (519-688-0011).

Tuesdays

Kinderkids Playgroup at the Straffordville Public Library basement from 10-11:30 a.m. No charge.

Alzheimer Society of Oxford offers individual support, 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 please call the Society atHYPERLINK "callto:(519)421-2466" (519)421-2466 or email HYPERLINK "mailto:info@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca"info@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca

 

Do you have two hours a week to share? Are you interested in providing a meaningful service to those with dementia? Consider becoming a Volunteer Companion with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. For more information visit our website at HYPERLINK "http://www.alzheimer.oxford.on.ca/"www.alzheimer.oxford.on.ca or contact Dana atHYPERLINK "callto:519-421-2466" 519-421-2466 or HYPERLINK "mailto:dana@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca"dana@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca

Tillsonburg Public Library offers the following programs: Books for Babies (for ages 0-18 months), Storytime (for ages 0-5 years), monthly Family Movie Saturday (for all ages), PA Day programs (for ages 7-12), Teen Advisory Group (for ages 13-17), Monday Night Knit ‘n Lit (for adults), Tillsonburg Creative Crafters (for adults), and more. CallHYPERLINK "callto:519-842-5571" 519-842-5571 or visit HYPERLINK "http://www.ocl.net/"www.ocl.net for more information.

Station Arts Centre Fall Classes

Beginner Watercolors: Wednesdays for six weeks beginning Sept. 11 through Oct. 16, 1-3:30 p.m.

Beginner DSLR: Wednesdays for six weeks beginning Sept. 25 through Oct. 30, 7-9:30 p.m.

Beginner Quilting: Tuesdays for eight weeks beginning Sept. 17 through Nov. 5, 6:30-9:30 p.m. 

Youth Painting: Wednesdays for six weeks beginning Sept. 18 through Oct. 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For more information, call the Station Arts at 519-842-6151, visit HYPERLINK "http://www.stationarts.ca/"www.stationarts.ca or email HYPERLINK "mailto:classes@stationarts.ca"classes@stationarts.ca.

OCTOBER

October 1

The Tillsonburg Curling Club Ladies Section is welcoming new members. Our curling season begins Oct. 15. We curl Tuesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Thursday afternoons at 1 p.m. Reminder to the Ladies Section members, the fall dinner meeting is Oct. 1 at the curling club, social at 6, and dinner 7 p.m. CallHYPERLINK "callto:519-688-6804" 519-688-6804 or 842-4602 for more information.

The Tillsonburg Horticultural Society will meet in the Senior Centre Auditorium at the Tillsonburg Community Centre at 7:30 p.m. Guest speaker for our October Meeting is Upper Thames River Conservation Authority Forestry Technician Brenda Gallagher, speaking about Exploring Wetlands. Members are reminded to bring their entries for our annual Photography Competition to this meeting. Judging will take place later in October and prizes will be awarded at the November meeting. An annual membership in the Horticultural Society is $15. There is a $2 admission fee for non-members. Refreshments follow the presentation. All welcome.

Welcome Wagon is hosting a Bridal Showcase on October 1 at Cowan Park, 895 Ridgewood, Woodstock from 6-9 p.m. Free admission, door prizes, fashion show, special displays, gift bags for all brides and much more. Register online at HYPERLINK "http://www.welcomewagon.ca/"www.welcomewagon.ca or call Brenda atHYPERLINK "callto:519-469-9066" 519-469-9066 for your free invitation.

October 5

Electronics Drop-Off Day at Straffordville Community Centre Parking lot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Your old TVs, DVD players, cell phones, telephones, answering machines, home theatres, monitors, computers, laptops, pagers and audio visual devices can benefit Straffordville’s Watermelon Fest. For more information, call Rose at 519-866-3369.

October 6

St. Williams Firemen Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Williams Community Centre. Adults $7, Child $3. Everyone welcome.

LIFE CHAIN will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. Join us at 1:15 p.m. at the corner of Broadway and Bridge Street, by the Clock Tower. Participate in this prayerful nationwide one hour vigil to affirm our concern for the right of the unborn to live.

October 10

Bayham Historical members invite you to hear guest speaker, Michael Baker, Curator of the Elgin County Museum, who will provide an entertaining presentation about Col. Mahlon Burwell, local surveyor and War of 1812 participant at 7:30 p.m. at Vienna Community Centre.

October 15

Otter Valley Naturalists meeting at 7 p.m. at Port Burwell Public School. Speaker: Luke Stevenson on Grizzly Bears of Alberta, how they, conservation, roads and mining can work side by side.

October 23

Community Living Tillsonburg Presents: ‘Return to The Magnificent Singing Machine’ at the Tillsonburg Community Centre Lions Auditorium. Social time 5:30 p.m., dinner and live entertainment 6 p.m. Tickets $35 each available at Community Living Tillsonburg, The Livingston Centre. Get your ticket and reserve your table. Call 519-842-9000 x 224 or ask for Judy Biro for more information. Catering by Beres Catering. Sound equipment compliments of My Bar & Grill.  Proceeds to Community Living Tillsonburg.

October 26

St. Mary's CWL hosts its semi-annual rummage sale from 9:30 a.m. till 12 noon. St. Mary's Catholic Church basement, located at the corner of Rolph and Venison Streets, in Tillsonburg.

NOVEMBER

November 10

The Black Family, Old Time Fiddle Music at St. Paul’s United Church beginning at 2:30 p.m. Adults $15, Children (12 and under) $5, Infants free. Chuckwagon supper to follow, with free will offering accepted. Hosted by the AOTS Men’s Club, with tickets available from the church office (519-688-0011), Coward’s Pharmacy or any AOTS Men’s Club member.

November 11

Otter Valley Naturalists meeting at 7 p.m. at Port Burwell Public School. Speaker: Darren Unger on personal experiences, interesting species and unique wetlands in Southwestern Ontario.

Tuesdays

Straffordville Lions Club Bingo Tuesday Night. New program at the Community Centre in Straffordville, starts at 7 p.m. Jackpot $1,000.

Bingo at Brownsville, 3rd Friday of each month at the hall. Chip Bingo, 15 regular games, five specials and a $100 jackpot game. $2 entrance includes one card.

Interested in helping others? Looking for something to do to fill your time? Consider being a volunteer with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. A friend can make a world of difference in a life. Check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters website at HYPERLINK "http://www.sharethefun.org/"www.sharethefun.org for more details on our programs and services. Please email HYPERLINK "mailto:ingtill@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca"ingtill@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or callHYPERLINK "callto:(519)%20485-1801" (519) 485-1801 to talk to someone personally for more information or to apply.

The Alzheimer Society of Oxford offers individual support, information sessions and support groups in Oxford County for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their family members and friends. For confidential help please call the Society at HYPERLINK "mailto: (519) 421-2466" (519) 421-2466 or email HYPERLINK "mailto:info@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca"info@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca.

 

Do you have two hours a week to share? Are you interested in providing a meaningful service to those with dementia? Consider becoming a Volunteer Companion with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. For more information visit our website at HYPERLINK "http://www.alzheimer.oxford.on.ca/"www.alzheimer.oxford.on.ca or contact Dana atHYPERLINK "callto:519-421-2466" 519-421-2466 or HYPERLINK "mailto:dana@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca"dana@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca.

 

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