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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.

Poetry Workshops with Julie Berry at Tillsonburg Library, Tuesdays, April 8, May 13, and June 10 at 7 p.m. Register for this adult program by phoning the library at 519-842-5571.

Station Arts Centre

A wide variety of programming options are available for adults and teens at ‘The Station.’

Call the Station Arts Centre at 842-6151 or visit its website for more information on in-house groups (photography, art, quilt and fibre art, miniatures, and potters) or programs including Beginner Pottery Wheel, Tuesdays April 1st - May 6th 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Beginner Watercolours, Tuesdays, April 15th - May 20th 1-3:30 p.m.; Beginner Oil Painting, April 15th - May 20th 10 a.m.–12 noon; Beginner Hand Building, April 17th - May 22nd from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Chair Caning Beginner, April 15th - Introduction from 7-9 p.m., Tuesdays May 6th-19th from 7-9 p.m.; Printmaking Beginner, Wednesdays April 16 -21

6:30-8:30 p.m.; Macro Photography Intermediate, Saturday, May 3rd 9 a.m.-12 noon; Point & Shoot Photography Beginner, Wednesdays May 7th-May 28th

7–8 p.m.; Watercolour Portraits Intermediate, Saturday, May 24th 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Lake Lisgar Sailors’ scale model craft are currently in the changing gallery until April 2. Nancy Fitch’s mixed media will take over April 4.


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 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 6

Port Dover Juno winner, roots-rock troubadour Fred Eaglesmith will be presenting his unique blend of music and humour in a matinee show at the Tillsonburg Legion.

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 9

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital will host a Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. All past and present volunteers are welcome to attend in thanks for ‘all the great work.’

April 10

Author reading by local writer Elaine Cougler ("The Loylist's Wife") at 7 p.m. at Tillsonburg Library. Phone the library at 519-842-5571 to reserve a space for this free event.

April 12

Avondale United Church UCW Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to noon in Cuthbertson Hall. Call 519-842-5532 or 842-8145 for pick up the week previous.

Youth For Christ/Youth Unlimited cupcake contest. Submit cupcakes between 12 noon and 12:30 p.m. for judging of cupcakes begins at 1 p.m. with silent auction of cupcakes and other articles from 1-2:45 p.m. Entry fees/prize: Grades 6-8 $1/$25; Grades 9-12 $5/$50; Adults $10/$100. The Upper Deck will be open every day from March 31-April 4 and April 7-11 from 3-6:30 p.m. for pre-registration. Parental consent required for anyone under 18 years of age.

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:

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.

April 27

Join in the 45th annual Great Ride 'n' Stride to Beat Cancer. Pick up a sponsor sheet at Coward Pharmacy on Broadway and help raise money for research, education and patient services. Ride your bike, or take the easy stroll around Lake Lisgar. Challenge for trophies as top fund-raisers: individual, family team, business/organizations or school teams. Starts 2 p.m. at community centre.

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 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 or contact Dana at 519-421-2466 or


May 1/2/3

Langton Showtime presents "Langton Junction" at the Langton Community Centre for three evening performances. Curtain rises at 8 p.m. on a show for the entire family. Doors open at 7 p.m. - no reserved seating so arrive early for best seats. Adults $12 at the door ($11 advance), Children 12 & under $8 at the door ($7 advance), Seniors' Night Thursday $10. For tickets, call 519-875-2602 or 519-866-3990, purchase at Dave's Variety, Delhi or at the door.

May 1-4, 8-11

Theatre Tillsonburg presents the Neil Simon comedy,

"Plaza Suite" at the Otter Valley Playhouse, Potters Road. Performance at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets available for purchase at the Tillsonburg Station Arts Centre, Bridge Street, or by calling


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:

May 4

MS Dessert Bridge Fundraiser at the Tillsonburg Seniors Centre, beginning at 1 p.m. For tickets or information, please phone 519-688-4467.

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

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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