What’s Happening is a free service open to non-profit groups, organizations and local community events.
To submit announcements for What’s Happening email them to email@example.com. Submissions may also be dropped off at our Tillsonburg office at 25 Townline Rd. Please note that we do not accept submissions over the telephone.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Join Tillsonburg historian and Tillsonburg News columnist Laurel Beechey in a tour of the Pioneer Cemetery, beginning at 11 a.m. Discover what the flags are all about and learn about past, present and future plans.
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.
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.
Curling Clinic for new and experienced curlers beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Tilsonburg Curling Club. Everyone welcome.
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!
The next meeting of the Tillsonburg Community Garden Committee is at 12 noon at the Tillsonburg Helping Hand Food Bank. Everyone welcome!
Rotary Club of Tillsonburg Book Fair at the Tillsonburg Town Centre Mall. Donations of any books (novels) only are welcomed prior to the event. For pick-up, call Bob at 519-842-4565.
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.
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.
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153 in Tillsonburg is hosting a Meat Loaf Supper, beginning serving at 5 p.m. and as quantities last. Adults $12 and preteens $6 includes dessert. Wheelchair lift, cash bar, take-out available. Everyone is always welcome ‘down at the Legion’ at 16 Durham St., Tillsonburg.
Oktoberfest at Browsville Community Centre. Schnitzel and cabbage roll dinner beginning at 6 p.m. Music and dancing with Blue Waves beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets $20, available by calling 519-877-2798 or 519-877-9024
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.
Courtland United Church Smorgasbord Supper from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Adults $14, 12-and-under $7, 5-and-under free. For tickets, call 519-688-2345.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kinderkids Playgroup at the Straffordville Public Library basement from 10-11:30 a.m. No charge.
Third Wednesday monthly, Brownsville Historical Society meets at the Brownsville Hall at 1:30 p.m. Everyone interested in reliving and documenting the history of Brownsille and area is welcome to attend.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
St. Mary's CWL ‘Mistletoe Magic’ Christmas Bazaar
Please come out and join us for our annual 'Mistletoe Magic' Christmas Bazaar from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at
St. Mary's Church Hall and right next door at the Father Langan Parish Centre, located at the corner of Rolph and Venison Streets. Outdoor crafts and greenery, fresh produce and preserves, collectibles and Christmas decor tables, used books and toy store, knitting and sewing store. Silent auction, Grand Draw, bake table. Plan to join us for lunch, located in the Bistro, in the Church Hall. Adults, $7 Children under 10, $3, Coffee and Dessert, $3. Admission to the Bazaar is free.
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.
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.
Tillsonburg Senior Centre Singers Christmas Concert inside the Lion’s Auditorium, celebrating the love of music, the Lord’s birth and the spirit of the Christmas season, while heralding the arrival of the Tillsonburg Country Christmas Festival. Tickets $12, available from singers of the Tillsonburg Senior Centre office: 519-688-2520. A portion of ticket sales goes to Grandmothers to Grandmothers, a Stephen Lewis foundation. The singers are directed by Rachel Parker, managed by Jack Parker and accompanied by pianist Shelley Vermeersch.
Turkey Bingo at the Brownsville Community Centre beginning at 8 p.m. Chip bingo, 15 regular, five specials and $100 jackpot. Turkeys for all prizes. $2 entrance includes one card.
Welcome Back to Otterville 17th Annual Studio Tour from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Come to the historic village of Otterville and visit the studios of local artists and crafters and browse through unique shops.
This is an event sponsored by the South Norwich Historical Society (non profit). For more information please visit our website www.welcomebacktootterville.ca where there is a map or call 519-879-6352. Studios will be well marked with yellow flags.
November 22, 23, 29, 30
Bethlehem Walk - the story never gets old! Walk to Bethlehem and see the angels, interact with the shepherds, wise men, Mary and Joseph, and the Roman soldiers, enjoy the sights and sounds of the market - a family tradition for all ages. Tours depart 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each evening. Free admission to this outdoor event. Crossroads Alliance Church, Highway #19 between Thamesford and Ingersoll. Visit www.bethlehemwalk.ca or call 519-485-4440 for more information. Sorry, no pets allowed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.