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OCTOBER

October 4

Ham Bingo at the Straffordville Community Centre in support of Watermelon Fest 2014 beginning at 7 p.m. No admission charge, two cards for 50 cents. For more information, call Pauline at 519-866-5573.

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 4-6

The 28th Annual Woodstock Wood Show returns to the Woodstock Fairgrounds. Featuring the best in Canadian woodworking, the Wood Show includes seminars on scroll saws, bandsaws, finishing techniques, carving tips and more. Admission is $10 for all three days, with children 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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.

Tillsonburg Right to Life 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 7th–10th

Intro Week at the Tillsonburg Curling Club. Nightly, from 7-9 p.m. Come out and try the game, everyone welcome. Returnees can also register for the new season. For more information, visit www.curltillsonburg.com.

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 11

PA Day Program at the Library: Library Survivor from 1-3 p.m. for ages 7-12. Do you have what it takes to survive? Test your survival skills and knowledge, and find out! Learn how to tie knots, use a compass, build a shelter, identify edible plants, and more. Register at the Library Check-out desk or by phone 519-842-5571.

Ladies Fall Fashion Show and Dessert at the Tillsonburg Alliance Church beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets $10 and available at the Tillsonburg Alliance Church and Gospel Lighthouse.

Tillsonburg Curling Club Rec League Wing and Pizza Night. Beginning at 7 p.m., everyone welcome to come out and try the game.

October 12

Tillsonburg Christian Men’s Fellowship breakfast meeting at the Eden Community Centre on Eden Town Line, just west of Highway #19. Door open at 7 a.m., program begins at 7:30. Speaker Randy Burwell, missionary to Angola. Everyone welcome, bring a friend to hear what God can do in the lives of those that allow Him.

The Houghton Men's Breakfast club will meet at the Mission Church on Norfolk Rd.28, south of Frogmore at 8 a.m. Guest speaker Rev. Canon Tony Bouwmeester: topic Kijiji/Ebay and Rwanda. All men are invited to this ecumenical gathering. For more information, please call 519-875-2279.

Guided Fall Colour Walk at Backus Heritage Conservation Area with LPRCA Outdoor Educator Fiona Street. Discover about the area’s flora and fauna while enjoying fall colours. Program begins at 11 a.m. and will be approximately 1.5 hours in length. Admission by donation.

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.

Burford Tractor Club Meeting at 7.30 p.m. at Fairfield Church Hall. Guest speaker, everyone welcome.

Norfolk County Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society Meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Delhi Seniors Centre, 418 Queen Street, Delhi. Video Extreme Request 11 will be shown. Everyone welcome, for more information contact Shirley at 519-842-8580.

October 20

Curling Clinic for new and experienced curlers beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Tilsonburg Curling Club. Everyone welcome.

October 21

The next meeting of the Tillsonburg & District Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. in the Program Room, 2nd Floor, Annandale House. Guest Speaker will be Kevin O'Halloran, talking about "The Toy Peddler." Refreshments to follow. Everyone welcome!

October 22

The next meeting of the Tillsonburg Community Garden Committee is at 12 noon at the Tillsonburg Helping Hand Food Bank. Everyone welcome!

October 23

Join the Community Probus Club of Tillsonburg at 10 a.m. in the Lion’s Den at the Community Centre as Bradley Cooper speaks on Fraud Awareness. If you are retired or semi retired and are interested in learning more about the Club, please contact Carole Parker at 519-842-3409 or Bev Potter at 519-409-0634.

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 24

Roast Beef Supper at Corinth Community of Christ from 5-7 p.m. The church is located at the corner of Culloden Rd. and Eden Line. Cost: Adults $12, children $6.

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.

St. Paul’s United Church Tillsonburg UCW Fall Food Fair from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. featuring food, baking and crafts. Luncheon will be served 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. $10 adults, $5 children. Variety of soups, sausage on a bun, dessert, tea, coffee. Children’s menu. Tickets available from UCW members or church office 519-688-0011.

Halloween Dance Party at the German-Canadian Club-Saxonia Hall, Aylmer. This 19-plus event begins at 8 p.m. Tickets $15, includes light lunch. For more information, call 519-688-2531 or email rkhoreth@rogers.com.

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 at (519)421-2466 or email 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 www.alzheimer.oxford.on.ca or contact Dana at 519-421-2466 or 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. Call 519-842-5571 or visit 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 www.stationarts.ca or email classes@stationarts.ca.

 

NOVEMBER

November 8

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party at Tillsonburg Alliance Church from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your family and fill a shoebox for kids in need. Donations including hygiene products, books, toys, pencils, etc. can be dropped off at the church prior to the event.

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 www.sharethefun.org for more details on our programs and services. Please email ingtill@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca or call (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 (519) 421-2466 or email 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 www.alzheimer.oxford.on.ca or contact Dana at 519-421-2466 or dana@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca.

 

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