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MARCH

March 21

Ham Bingo at the Brownsville Community Centre, beginning at 8 p.m. Chip bingo, 15 regular, five specials, $100 jackpot. Ham for each game. $2 entry fee includes one card.

March 22

Langton Catholic Women's League Annual Rummage Sale at the Port Rowan Community Centre. Free admission, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Featuring flea market, book table, small appliances, clothing, toys, sports equipment and more.

Vienna Lions Club is having hosting its Perch Dinner, Dance and Silent Auction at the Vienna community center. Social 6 p.m., dinner 7 p.m. Contact any club member for tickets (couples $35, singles $20) on sale until Wed., Mar. 19th.

Peace Lutheran Church presents Tia McGraff in concert, beginning at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. An event for all ages: tickets $15 for adults, $10 for students, free for children under 12. Call 519-842-1818 for tickets or more information.

The Wagner Memorial Legion in Teeterville will be holding its Turkey

Shoots & Raffles on Saturday, March 22. Shoot starts at 12:30 p.m. Raffle starts at 8 p.m. No modified chokes please. Everyone Welcome. For further information call the Legion at 519-443-5588.

March 26

Join the Community Probus Club of Tillsonburg in the Lions Den at the Community Centre. Our Speaker will be Laurel Beechey who will give a talk about Laura Secord. If you are retired or semi-retired and would like more information about the club, please contact Carole Parker at 842-3409 or Bev Potter at 409–0534.

March 28

The Tillsonburg District Chamber of Commerce (TDCC) is welcoming nominations for the annual Citizen of the Year Award. The award is presented to an individual who makes an outstanding contribution to the community, with no expectation of personal gain. Volunteering of personal time and talent towards community betterment are hallmarks of the award. Nominees can be recommended either for outstanding contributions to the community in the past year, or over a number of years. Nomination forms are available from the TDCC (519-688-3737). Nominations received within the previous year will be re-considered for this year’s award. Deadline for nomination is Friday, March 28, 2014.

The Tillsonburg Legion is serving a Meat Loaf Supper from 5 p.m. as quantities last. Adults $12 and pre-teens $6 includes dessert. Take out available. Cash bar. Wheelchair accessible. Everyone as always welcome "down at the Legion" at 16 Durham Street.

March 29

St. Paul’s United Church AOTS Men’s Club Annual Spaghetti Supper, serving from 5-6:30 p.m. Spaghetti with meat or vegetarian sauce, buns, garden and fruit salad. Tickets available from AOTS Men’s Club members, Coward Pharmacy, the church office or by calling 519-688-0011 or 519-688-7724.

Tillsonburg Curling Club ‘Mini Golf On Ice’ fun night beginning at 7:30 p.m. $10 per person, bring a putter. Prizes, snacks, music and games. Sign-up sheet at the club – the more the merrier. For more information, call Bill Young at 519-409-0388.

March 30

Oxford County Bridal Showcase presents 'You May Now Kiss The Bride' Bridal Show, Cowan Park, Woodstock, presented by Welcome Wagon. Doors open at 12 p.m. (noon). Admission $5 at the door. For more information contact Linda 1-519-537-5018 or Melodie 1-519-469-8675.

APRIL

April 1

Landscape designer and horticultural consultant Denise Hodgins will be the guest speaker at the April 1 General Meeting of the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society. 'Who are the Strangers in Your Lawn and Garden?' is the title of the presentation. Start time is 7:30 p.m. in the Senior Centre Auditorium at the Tillsonburg Community Centre. An annual membership in the Society costs $15. Admission for non-members is $2. Everyone welcome.

April 3

Tillsonburg Lioness Club's Ladies Night Out, "Winter's Final Fling" on Thursday, April 3 at the Lions Auditorium, Tillsonburg Community Centre, 45 Hardy Street. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Entertainement – 'Kenny Rogers' (tribute singer Grant Rayner's resemblance to Kenny Rogers will amaze you!) Tickets $30 from Lioness members or call 519-842-3900. It's Winter's Last Fling! Come enjoy an evening of great food and music!

Diabetes Evening Information Session at Norfolk General Hospital, Robinson Street entrance, at 6:30 p.m. Topic will be ‘Let’s Get Active’. Everyone welcome, no need to register. If you have questions, call Pat at 519-426-0130, extension 1438.

April 4/5

Tillsonburg Skating Club Ice Show 2014: The World of Animation at the Tillsonburg Complex. Shows Friday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 5 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Admission $10 for Ages 13 to Adult, $5 for 4-12, 3 and under free. Doors open one hour prior to show time. See many of your favourite animated characters from movies and television.

April 5

Co-Ed valleyball tournament at Glendale in support of Childcan, an organization that helps children and their families cope with a diagnosis of cancer with emotional, financial and social support. Tournament begins at 8:45 a.m. sharp, with co-ed 6’s recreational; and co-ed 6’s competitive divisions. At least two males and two females must be on the court at all times. Cost $180 per team, which includes minimum of three games plus lunch. To register for the tournament, email cswray@rogers.com or call 519-719-9117 no later than March 31st.

 

Cultus United Church annual roast beef supper held at the Port Rowan Community Centre from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults $13, children 6-to-12 $5, preschoolers free. Take out available. For more information call 519-875-2221.

April 7

An evening with Ron Morrish, international author, speaker, consultant on behaviour and discipline. beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Annandale School gymnasium. This event is free of charge to the public and is presented by Annandale School Council through the Parent Involvement Grant. All community parents, caregivers, teachers, EA's and youth workers are invited for an opportunity to learn how to discipline

children without deal-making, arguments and confrontations. Babysitting is available for the evening in the school with prior arrangement. To arrange babysitting or for any questions, call Annandale School at 519-688-3498.

April 8 and 9

The Livingston Centre is hosting information sessions on April 8 and 9 from 5-7 p.m. at The Livingston Centre (96 Tillson Ave.) in conjunction with volunteer week about the wide range of volunteer opportunities the Tillsonburg & District Multi-Service Centre (MSC) has available The centre is looking for individuals interested in learning more about the wide range of flexible and rewarding volunteer opportunities available including: Adult Literacy - tutor an adult - to improve reading and writing skills; Board of Directors - provide MSC staff with direction through good governance; fundraising committee member - assist with the planning and operation of MSC fundraising events; Meals on Wheels - deliver hot meals and a smile over lunch hour to elderly folks; and transportation - give a ride to someone without a driver’s license to medical appointments, social outings, and so on, for which fuel reimbursement is provided. Coffee or tea and light snacks will be shared during conversation with program coordinators and members of the existing volunteer contingent.

April 12

Delhi Catholic Women's League Annual Spring Sale at Our Lady Queen of Martyr's Church Parish Hall,

110 Adams Ave., Delhi from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

April 13

St. Williams Lions Club all-you-care-to-eat brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Williams Community Centre. Adults $7, Children under 12 $3; Children under 5 free. For more information, call 519-586-2411.

April 16

Brownsville Historical Society meeting at 1:30 p.m. at the Brownsville community hall. Everyone welcome to bring your Brownsville memories and memorabilia to document and talk about.

April 18

Ingersoll Choral Society presents John Rutter’s “Requiem” with orchestral accompaniment and featuring soloist Victoria Gydov beginning Good Friday at 8 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church, Ingersoll. Free will offering. For more information, visit: www.ingersollchoralsociety.com.

April 24

Roast Beef Supper at Community of Christ Church, corner of Culloden Road and Eden Line, from 5-7 p.m. Adults $13, Children $6.50.

April 26

St. Mary's Catholic Women's League will hold their semi-annual Rummage sale from 9 a.m. until noon in the church hall, at the corner of Venison and Rolph Streets. Free Admission, bargains Galore: a great selection of gently used clothing for all ages, purses, shoes, housewares, glassware, linens, home décor, light fixtures, paintings, toys, trinkets, Christmas decor, jewellery and books, and much more.

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 2 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

MAY

May 2

Tillsonburg Senior Centre Singers, directed by Rachel Parker, hold their annual Spring Concert of Broadway and contemporary tunes on Friday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lions Auditorium of the Tillsonburg Community Centre, Hardy Avenue. Tickets $12, avaiable from singers or at the Senior Centre (519-688-2520). Tillsonburg Senior Centre Singers, SATB Choir, share their love of music with the public and help those less fortunate in the world by donating a portion of ticket sales to Grandmothers to Grandmothers, connected to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (AIDS).

May 3/4

Seventh Annual Oxford Studio Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Approximately 40 different Oxford artists will display their oils, acrylics, watercolours, mixed media, graphite, pottery, pen and ink, jewellery, photography, weaving, fibre and encaustic arts in a variety of locations across the county. Brochures available at Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre. For more information, call 519-842-6151 or visit the website: www.oxfordstudiotour.ca.

May 7

Mitford Tea at St. John’s Anglican Church, Tillsonburg (corner of Bidwell & Ridout). Inspired by Jan Karon’s Mitford novels, with recipes from her Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, members of St. John’s Outreach committee will serve tea and goodies (including gluten-free) from 1-3 p.m. Tickets at the door are $6. Hats and gloves are welcome, but not required.

Imagine what it would be like to be unable to read and write. Become part of the solution as a volunteer tutor and help teach an adult how to read and write. Tutor-training workshop on March 22 and March 29, 2014. For more information, call Wendy Woodhouse at (519) 842-9008 ext. 266.

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.

 

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