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January 10

The Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre’s Changing Gallery welcomes the Stationhouse Quilters and Fibre Artists for their first showing, which runs through until February 4. The exhibit opening runs from 7-9 p.m. Friday, January 3, with artisans on hand to discuss technique used to create their timeless pieces.

January 12

Tillsonburg Mayor John Lessif and the Tillsonburg & District Historical Society are hosting the Mayor’s Levee from 2-4 p.m. inside the Annandale National Historic Site, home of the town’s first mayor, Edwin Delevan Tillson. Interested persons are invited to drop by, mingle with the mayor and members of council and share congratulations or concerns over refreshments.

January 13

Otter Valley Naturalists meet Monday, Jan. 13 at Port Burwell Public School, 7 p.m. Theme: Southern Norfolk and Pelee Island - Nature Conservancy Canada.

Speaker - Wendy Cridland, program manager Southwestern Ontario Nature Conservancy of Canada.

January 14

Tillsonburg FLK Taoist Tai Chi Club Open House on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at St. Paul's United Church, lower floor multipurpose roome, 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg.

Norfolk Field Naturalists meet Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Simcoe Senior Centre, 89 Pond Street, 7:30 p.m. Topic - Hawaii: Birding the Endangered Species Capital with speaker Jody Allair. More than just a destination for beach goers, Hawaii has an incredible diversity of habitats from steaming volcanoes to lush tropical forests. Unfortunately Hawaii is now considered the 'endangered species capital' with the most species at risk per square kilometer in the world. Join Bird Studies Canada biologist and Eagle-eye Tours' birding leader Jody Allair for a visual presentation on the birds of Hawaii and the conservation issues they are facing.

January 16

Tillsonburg FLK Taoist Tai Chi Club Open House on Thursday, Jan. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, lower floor multipurpose roome, 88 Bidwell Street, Tillsonburg.

January 17

St. Paul's United Church will be hosting a Kids PA Adventure. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. and program runs till 4:30 p.m. Snacks, crafts, skits and music plus several surprises throughout the day. Cost is $10 per child and is open to children age 5-12 (limited to 20 children). Contact either Karen or Carol at 519-688-0011 or email

The Delhi Legion is serving a roast beef dinner on from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Cost $10, desserts $1.50. All welcome.

Free home delivery for seniors if ordered by 4 p.m. Telephone: 519-582-2740.

January 18

Pancake Breakfast at Community of Christ, Culloden Road and Eden Line, from 8-10:30 a.m. $5 per person, funds raised support healthy snack program at local schools.

Alzheimer Society of Oxford Walk For Memories, inside the Tillsonburg Complex Lion’s Auditorium from 9-11 a.m. Pledge sheets available at Shoppers Drug Mart.

January 19

National Ringette League game, 1 p.m. at the Tillsonburg Community Centre. The fastest ringette, the best athletes. Come check out the NRL competition featuring the Cambridge Turbos and Tillsonburg's Taylor Campbell, and the Waterloo Wildfire. General admission is $8, Under 16 is $4. Players wearing a jersey – free.

Norfolk Field Naturalists' Winter Birding in Haldimand County on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2-6 p.m. The fields and pastures of Haldimand attract many wintering raptors, including short-eared owls, while the open water along the Lake Erie shoreline can be a good spot for waterfowl and the occasional bald eagle. Bring binoculars and wear warm clothing. Meet at Port Dover at the base of the dock on the west side of the harbour at 2 p.m. sharp. Contact: David or Audrey at 519-586-9464.

January 20

The Tillsonburg & District Historical Society will meet at 7:00 p.m. in the Program Room, 2nd Floor, Annandale House. This will be a "Show and Tell" themed meeting. Bring along an interesting artifact or family heirloom that you would like to show or want to get more information on. Refreshments to follow and everyone welcome!

January 22

Join the Community Probus Club on January 22 at 10 a.m. in the Lions Den at the Tillsonburg Community Centre. Our speakers, Don and Doreen Holburn, will tell us of their experiences living on a sailboat. If you are retired or semi-retired and interested in learning more about the club, contact Carole Parker at 519

842-3409 or Bev Potter at 519-409-0584.

January 25

The St. Paul’s AOTS Men’s Club will host its annual spaghetti supper, serving from 5-6:30 p.m. in the church basement. Menu options include meat or vegetarian sauce, buns, garden and fruit salad. Tickets available from AOTS club members, the church office, at Coward’s Pharmacy or by calling 519-688-0011 or 519-688-7724.

January is Crime Stoppers Awareness Month! Got information? Contact Crime Stoppers. It's anonymous and you could earn a cash reward! Call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or log onto Help make your community safer!


February 1

BX93 Video Dance Party! The second annual MSC-BX93 Tillsonburg & District Country Hoedown is being held on Saturday, February 1st at the Lion’s Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre, 45 Hardy Ave. Advanced tickets are available for $10 at the Livingston Centre. With ticket purchase, enjoy up to eight hours of entertainment! Live music by The Country Classics band from 5-8 p.m. will be followed by line dancing with the Canadian Country Cruisers and the BX93 show (8 p.m.-1 a.m.). All proceeds donated to the Tillsonburg Multi-Service Centre in support of the accessible transportation project (wheelchair van service). Call Max at 519-842-9008 x357 for more details.

February 10

Otter Valley Naturalists meet Monday, Feb. 10 at Port Burwell Public School, 7 p.m. Dr. Stanley Caveney of the Thames Talbot Land Trust will present The Lake Erie Coastal Ravines Program.

February 14

Community Living Tillsonburg will host its 41st Annual Valentine Luncheon & Bazaar on Friday, February 14 from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at Avondale United Church, 60 Harvey Street, Tillsonburg. Soup, sandwiches and pie will be served. Tickets: Adults $7, Children $3, five-and-under free. Proceeds to support services for Children and Adults with Intellectual Disabilities.

Station Arts Centre

Winter Programming

Florals in Watercolour with Valerie Zadow, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Intermediate Watercolours with Lianne Todd, Wednesdays for 6 weeks Jan. 22nd-Feb. 26th 1-3 p.m.

Printmaking with Brenda Harris, Saturday Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Beginner Calligraphy with Donna Hogeveen, Tuesdays for eight weeks starting Jan. 28, 7-9 p.m.

Principles of Elements & Drawing with Donna Hogeveen, Thursdays for eight weeks starting Jan. 30, 7-9 p.m.

Image Transfer to Clay with Chris Snedden, Saturday Feb. 1, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Beginner Oil Painting with Cathy Groulx, Mondays for six weeks starting Feb. 3. No class Feb.17 (Family Day.)

Beginner DSLR Photography with Dave Baird, Thursdays for six weeks starting Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

Mixed Media Painting with Tracey-Mae Chambers, Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lazer Cut Flower Applique Quilting Project with Cynthia Hildebrand, Monday, Feb.10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Beginner Pottery Wheel with Tabitha Smith, Tuesdays for six weeks starting Feb.18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.


Youth Watercolours with Shirley Hokke, Saturdays for six weeks starting Feb. 1st 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Youth Handbuilding with Brenda Harris, Saturdays for four weeks starting Feb. 15th, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

PD Day Workshops

Dream Catcher Workshop with Tracey-Mae Chambers, Friday March 7, 1-3:30 p.m.

March Break Madness Program runs from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., $30/child/day or $140 for the week, ages 5-12. Snack and juice provided. Please bring a peanut-free lunch. Pre-registration is required. Mad Science Monday; Ocean Crafts Tuesday; Youth Printmaking Wednesday; Youth Painting Thursday; Sprung into Spring Crafts Friday.

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

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 or contact Dana at 519-421-2466 or



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