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Correction: the date of the Elvis/Sinatra singalong at Grace United Church in Port Dover is Oct. 3. An incorrect date appeared in last week’s edition.

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FOOD: Waterford Legion will be serving wings on Sept. 29. Orders taken at 4:45 p.m. Eat-in or take-out. Bring your own bag for takeout. Cost is $12 for wings, $4 for fries and $5 for onion rings.

KARAOKE: Held at the Waterford Legion on Sept. 29 from 7-10 p.m. with music by JCS.

TAI CHI TILLSONBURG: Canadian Tai Chi Academy is offering tai chi classes at St Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg. Classes offered twice a week for the fall Introductory session. Classes start Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 6 p.m. and Friday, Oct. 6 at 9 a.m. Foundations/continuing classes are offered Tuesdays 7-8:30 p.m. and Fridays 10-11 a.m. LokHup practice is offered Tuesdays 8:30-9 p.m. and Fridays 11-11:30 a.m. Contact or call Pat at 519-983-3381 or Deb 519-688-2877.

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THE HARVEST DINNER – A TASTE OF NORFOLK’S HISTORY: The Norfolk Historical Society is hosting a talk and dinner based on the Harvest Dinner tradition. September 28 at 4:30 p.m. at the Delhi Tobacco Museum. $40 per person – only 40 tickets available. To reserve your spot, go to or call 519-428-2001. For details, see historical society FB page.

SUPPER: Ham and scalloped potato supper at the Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham Street, Friday, Sept. 29. Doors will open at 4:45 p.m. Serving from 5 to 6 p.m. while quantities last. $15 per adult, $8 per child (10 and under). Includes vegetables, rolls, coffee/tea and dessert. Cash only. All welcome. For more info call 519-842-5281.

STATION ARTS CENTRE: Threads That Bind is a new, exciting exhibit at Station Arts Centre in Tillsonburg, Sept. 29-Oct. 22. The official opening is Oct. 1, 2-4 p.m. at 41 Bridge Street West. Three artists will be featured – drawn together by a common thread.

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JAMBOREE AND DANCE: Jamboree and dance at Tillsonburg Legion Friday, Sept. 29 with Ken Lightheart and the Northshore Ramblers from 1-4 pm. $5 entry fee at the door. All welcome.

CLASSIC COUNTRY: Classic Country Night at the Tillsonburg Legion is Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7-10 p.m. Featuring country artists Wally Maggs, Al Widmeyer, Dale Rivard, Darren Maggs, and Jim Otterbein. Tickets $20 at the Tillsonburg Legion, 16 Durham Street. Limited number of tickets to be sold. Cash bar. For more information call 519-842-5281.


NATIONAL SENIORS DAY: Appreciation lunch to be held Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Delhi Friendship Centre from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per person. Road beef dinner catered by The Bunkhouse in Delhi. Limited spots available. Pre-registration is required by calling 519-425-5870 ext 2233, emailing, online at or in person at the Simcoe Recreation Centre, 182 South Drive, Simcoe.

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ELVIS/SINATRA SING-ALONG: At Grace United Church, 18 Chapman St. W. in Port Dover. Tuesday, Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. All welcome to join in singing top hits by Elvis (Love Me Tender, Are You Lonesome Tonight and Loving You) and Frank Sinatra (Fly Me to the Moon, New York New York, Strangers in the Night and My Way) among others. No registration required. $2 donation to cover costs. Questions? Call 416-505-1658.

WALKING THOUGH THE FIRE: Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Walking Through the Fire’ – Indigenous Collaborations with Sultans of String on Tuesday, October 3, 7:30 p.m. at the Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts, 88 Dalhousie St, Brantford. For tickets call 519-758-8090 or email More details at

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ROAST BEEF SUPPER: At the Waterford Legion on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $13 per person.

FALL FASHION SHOW: Hosted by St. John’s Anglican Church (corner of Ridout and Bidwell) on Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. Fashions and commentary provided by Trinkets Gift Shoppe. Hair and makeup by Lux Salon. Refreshments and door prizes. Advance tickets only $25. Please call 519-550-3955.

CATCH THE ACE: Waterford Legion Catch The Ace draws will be held Oct. 6, 13, 20  and 27. Each week 400 tickets will be sold. Tickets are $5 each with a limit of four tickets per person.  Ticket sales from 2-7 p.m. and draw at 7:30 p.m.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS: Oxford County Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes Education Centre of Excellence will hold an informal drop-in at the Tillsonburg Library, 2 Library Lane, Tillsonburg. This is an opportunity to stop by and say hello and to ask any diabetes and cardiac rehabilitation questions you may have. Are you worried about your diabetes, stress levels or heart related issues? We will have the answers. Held the first Friday of each month from 2:30-4 p.m. (Oct. 6, Nov. 3 and Dec. 1). The Oxford County Cardiac Rehabilitation and Diabetes Education Centre are here to help, encourage, and support your journey with diabetes and heart health. No registration required. Any questions call (519) 485-1700, Ext. 8455.

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MESSY CHURCH:  Messy Church presents Jamaica My Day on Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon at St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell St., Tillsonburg. This kid-friendly family event offers crafts, games, music, story and lunch. No charge.

TAI CHI:  Free introductory classes held Tuesday, October 10 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday, October 11 at 7 p.m. at FLK Taoist Tai Chi location, 25 Peel St. in Simcoe. This is an introduction to a series of ongoing beginner classes. Finding strength, flexibility and balance.  Everyone welcome. Further information email or call 1-888-824-2441.

FISH AND CHIPS: Waterford Legion will be offering fish and chips on Friday, Oct. 13. Sales start at 4:30 p.m. Eat in or take out (bring own bag for takeout}. Cost is $11.50 for one piece of fish or $16 for two pieces of fish. Entertainment by CR & Danny Thompson will follow from 7-11 p.m.

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LEGION CONCERT: Canada’s Celtic Rock Warriors, Mudmen, are performing at the Tillsonburg Legion on Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Tickets $25 at the Tillsonburg Legion and Limited number of tickets to be sold. This is a 19-plus event. Cash bar. For more information call 519-842-5281.

ROTARY BOOK FAIR: The Tillsonburg Rotary Club is holding its fall book fair at the Tillsonburg Mall from Monday, October 16 to Saturday, October 21. Give your used books, CD’s and puzzles a new home. Help the environment by bringing your own bags to take home your purchases.

MONDAY NIGHT BINGO: Abel Enterprises Monday Night Bingo at the Simcoe Legion will be held Oct. 16 and Oct. 30. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., early bird game 6:30 p.m., main games 7 p.m. $1,000 jackpot, over $3,000 in prizes. 50/50. Concession booth by Simcoe and District Humane Society.

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AN EVENING WITH: Andrew Robertshaw, British military historian who was military adviser to Steven Spielberg’s film War Horse to be held at The Royal Canadian Legion, 16 Durham St., Tillsonburg on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Tickets cost $25 each and are available at the Legion and Annandale National Historic Site in Tillsonburg. Call Frank Moore 519-842-7103 for more details.

BACK TO THE FIFTIES: St. Paul’s United Church, 88 Bidwell in Tillsonburg, is hosting the very popular “Back to the Fifties” on Saturday, October 21 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $25 and are available from Dianne Parnell (519-871-3454), the church office (519-688-0011) or at the door.  Come for a fun time and a really enjoyable musical afternoon.

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SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Simcoe branch of Norfolk General Hospital will hold a spaghetti dinner on Wednesday, October 25 at the Norfolk Golf and Country Club, Simcoe. There will be two sittings at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. or take-out starting at 4:30 p.m. This will be catered by the Back Nine on the Course.  Tickets are $30. All proceeds will be donated to Norfolk General Hospital for the purchase of medical equipment. For tickets, contact Iris at 519-426-2495.

HARVEST TEA AND BAKE SALE: Waterford Legion Ladies Auxiliary Harvest Tea & Bake Sale will be held Saturday, Oct. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Come and enjoy fancy sandwiches and desserts. Everyone welcome.

BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC:  The public is invited to join the Norfolk Historical Society members as they welcome journalist, broadcaster and writer Ted Barris as he speaks on the Canadian contribution to the Battle of the Atlantic. October 29, 3 p.m. in the Norfolk Room at the Annaleise Carr Aquatic Center, Simcoe. NHS members free, others by donation.

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HALLOWEEN HOWL:  The Tillsonburg Seniors Centre is hosting a Halloween Howl on Sunday, October 29 from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Dance and concert with Ken Lightheart and the Northshore Shamblers. Doors open at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance available at the Seniors Centre or call 519-688-2520. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. There will be a prize for the best costume. Fundraising event for programming and activities at the Tillsonburg Senior Centre.


CLASSICAL PIANO RECITAL: Simcoe-born award-winning pianist Dr. Bryn Blackwood will perform at St. James United Church, 150 Colborne Street South, Simcoe on Sunday November 12 at 3 p.m.  Don’t miss this chance to hear one of the country’s brightest lights perform at home. Admission by free-will offering, with refreshments to follow.  For more information, call Cara or Andy Blackwood at 519 428-2001.

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TREASUREMART: Norfolk General Hospital volunteers will host Treasure Mart on November 18, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aud, Norfolk County fairgrounds, Simcoe. Admission $2 (18 and over). There will be books, clothing, crafts, penny table, 50/50 draw, trinkets and treasures. The Volunteer Association to NGH and NHNH donates all proceeds for the purchase of hospital equipment. For details, call Doug at 519-583-5767.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: Hosted by St. John’s Anglican Church  corner of Ridout and Bidwell) in Tillsonburg on Saturday, November 18  from 10  a.m. to 2  p.m. Bake table, St. John’s famous mincemeat, granny’s attic, knitting and crafts. Lunch will also be served.


FRIENDSHIP CENTRE: Delhi Friendship Centre 50+ at 418 Queen St., Delhi holds a variety of activities including Qigong, cards, art, yoga, needle art, line dancing, shuffleboard and more. Mondays – Fridays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Annual membership – $20; Member activity fees – $2 and non-member activity fees – $4. Parking off of William Street. To learn more visit or call 519-426-5870 ext. 2233.

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BID EUCHRE: Has started once again and will continue each Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Delhi German Home, 443 James St., in Delhi. Come and join for an evening of fun. Contact 519-879-6770 for more details.

SENIOR CENTRE WITHOUT WALLS 50+: Trivia & Games – Finish the Sentence, Name that Tune, Price is Right and more. Telephone-based activities held Mondays 10 – 10:45 a.m. Bingo – Play card bingo with just a deck of playing cards. Telephone-based Thursdays 3 to 3:45 p.m. Free. To learn more visit or call 519-426-5870 ext. 2233.

NEEDLE ARTS: Norfolk’s Own Needle Arts Guild meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Waterford United Church, 135 Main St S., Waterford. Anyone interested in joining like-minded embroiderers are welcome. Contact President Elizabeth at 519-426-8693 for more information.

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OPEN MIC: Courtland Country open mic jam will be held every second Sunday of each month until December. Music starts at 1 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. at the Courtland Community Centre, 272 Main St., Courtland.

TAI CHI: Simcoe location of the Canadian Tai Chi Academy invites new members to join at any time. Come and try a class from 9 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. on any Tuesday or Friday morning. No experience is needed. Group practises in the Trinity Anglican Church hall at 80 Colborne St. S. in Simcoe. For more details contact or call Pam 519-428-0202 or Sandy 519-426-9478.

TOPS TILLSONBURG: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Tillsonburg meets every Wednesday morning at the Salvation Army Church on Concession Street. Weigh-in 8:30-9:30 a.m., meeting 9:45-10:30 a.m. For more information, call 519-688-1195.

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DARTS: Head to the Teeterville Legion for a friendly game of darts on the first and third Friday of every month starting at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Draw for partners. Legion is located at 3890 Teeterville Road, Teeterville. For more details call the legion at 519-443-5588 or visit

MEMBERS MEETING: Held the first Wednesday of every month starting at 7 p.m. at the Teeterville Legion. Not a member? Contact the legion to join. Legion is located at 3890 Teeterville Road, Teeterville. For more details call the legion at 519-443-5588 or visit

OPEN JAM: Held at the Teeterville Legion on the last Saturday of the month, starting at 1 p.m. Everyone is welcome to bring an instrument or just come out and listen to the music. The legion is located at 3890 Teeterville Road, Teeterville. For more details call the legion at 519-443-5588 or visit

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