What’s happening in and around London this weekend and next week
The Hornby Island Arts Centre is a step closer to reality.
Hornby Island Arts Council executive director Andrew Mark said the project is in its final stages of preparedness and could be built in two years time.
This week, the Comox Valley Regional District indicated its support for the future centre.
Its board of directors also authorized a transfer of $175,000 from the Community Works Funding Grant towards the project.
CVRD Area A director Daniel Arbour said the centre has been 20 years in the making and is a perfect fit for Hornby Island.
“Hornby is a bit of an arts community (and) it has been for the last 50 years,” he said. “When we did an employment study at one point we found that arts was actually the greatest amount of people employed, were naming arts as part of their income.”
Arbour said the island needs a “proper home for expositions and things like that.”
The price tag of the building will come in at around $1 million, Arbour said.
Meanwhile, Mark thanked electoral area directors, Edwin Grieve (Chair), Arzeena Hamir, and Arbour for “thoroughly vetting the merits of our project, weighing its opportunity costs, and having the vision to see what it has to offer Hornby Island, Denman Island, and the entire region.”
He said the project is taking shape thanks to support ranging from grass-roots institutions to the federal government, a secure site and considered design, and “significant leveraging capacity.”
“That means that these Community Works Funds that the Hornby Island Arts Council has been approved to use by the CVRD, collected at the federal level from gas taxes and designated for local infrastructure priorities, stand to be matched six to eight fold: We have the funding we have raised over two decades from significant donations including the sacrifices of artists putting up their works for auction,” Mark said.
“We have secure matching funds from Island Coastal Economic Trust and the Hornby Island Community Economic Enhancement Corporation.”
He promised more good news on the way, with “positive responses from other large funders.”
Mark said the council has struggled for a long time to see secure funds meet design and vice versa.
“What is most exciting to share now is that we are absolutely confident that an Arts Centre will be constructed in the coming two years,” Mark said.
Next up is a look at the final design, what interior needs will be, and news about final pending applications and fundraising activities.
Gerry Forbes: Kick start your Christmas shopping at premier arts and craft sale – Calgary Sun
Christmas will be upon us before you know it and if you want to knock off all your shopping in one day, this might be the day to do it.
It’s all happening downtown at the Telus Convention Centre, where the Art Market Art & Craft Sale is on until Sunday.
There’s a huge number of vendors with one-of-a-kind gifts at some 200 booths set up for your shopping pleasure, all under one roof.
All of the crafts are handmade and come from all across Canada and they have everything from home decor, jewelry, wall decor, fashion, personal care, pottery, wood to all kinds of handmade toys for children.
Whether it’s a cool centrepiece for your Christmas dinner table or hand-crafted wine racks and wall features, there is something there for everyone.
The food section is amazing, with caramel and chocolate-covered apples to chocolates and some great Canadian spirits and wines.
They also have mitts, scarfs, coats, handbags, backpacks and leather goods.
The personal care section has soaps, shaving tools and brushes, creams, fragrances and some pretty neat skin and hair-care products.
The great deal at the market is you pay once and you can return with a free entry pass, if you’re pressed for time or just forget someone on your list.
The event is set up for family and friends, with a cash bar or a quick bite at the on-site café they will have set up there at the convention centre.
They will have a live band Thursday and Friday, and artisan demonstrations on all four days of the sale along with those 50 categories of unique gifts.
The entry fee is $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and students age 18 and under. Kids under age 12 get in free of charge, plus everyone who purchases a ticket is in for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree.
The best parking for the event is lot 36 at City Hall Parkade, 322 9 Ave S.E.
If you need any more details or a full list of vendors just got to the web page at www.artmarketcraftsale.com/artisans/
Ready Gerry Forbes in the Sun on Thursday and Sunday
Vancouver School Board management recommends cuts to culinary arts courses – CBC.ca
Seven Vancouver high schools currently offer culinary arts instruction to students through teaching cafeterias, but a report by Vancouver School Board management suggests cutting that number.
The report was commissioned to find ways for the school board to save money.
Through the elective culinary arts courses, students are trained by Red Seal chefs in both Eastern and Western cuisine, as well as baking.
“This is invaluable training for every student,” says Bill Tieleman, spokesperson for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 963, which represents school cafeteria employees and chefs.
He says the programs set students up for a successful career in the food service industry, adding around 1,000 students take the culinary arts program in a year.
During a presentation Wednesday evening to the VSB’s student learning and well-being committee, VSB management said a minimum number of students should be required in order to continue the program. Each school would need enough student registrations to fill four classes a year.
If that threshold currently existed, Britannia Secondary would lose its program because it now offers one class and both David Thompson and John Oliver schools — which currently offer four classes — would be threatened should registration numbers fall.
“Unfortunately, if it’s reduced … those people [students] wouldn’t have these opportunities,” said Tieleman. “This is an enormous lost opportunity.”
He says students interested in the program would be forced to commute across the city. Right now, no schools west of Oak Street offer a teaching cafeteria.
Tieleman says the proposed cuts come at a time when B.C.’s restaurant and food service industries need more skilled workers. Over the next ten years, B.C. is looking at a skilled labour shortage of more than 514,000 workers, according to the British Columbia Restaurant and Food Services Association.
“This a city that has an enormous shortage of chefs. We should be expanding this program,” said Tieleman.
However, the VSB noted no decisions have been made and the committee simply heard an overview of the district’s food operation services. It will be discussed again later this month.
“Pending stakeholder and board direction, community engagement will be carried out in relation to suggested next steps,” it said in a statement.
Arts, culture, fun in London this weekend and beyond (Nov. 14-20) – The London Free Press
What’s happening in and around London this weekend and next week:
Eastside Bar And Grill: Kate Channer Band, Friday, 10 p.m.; Swagger, Saturday, 10 p.m.; Blues Jam, Sunday, 3 p.m.; Eastside Open Jam Night, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; 750 Hamilton Rd.; 519-457-7467.
Fox and Fiddle: Three Penny Piece, Thursday, 9 p.m.; Karaoke, Friday, 9 p.m., The Pro Wally’s, Saturday, 9 p.m.; Comedy Open Mic, Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.; 355 Wellington St.; 519-679-4238.
Jimbo’s Pub And Eatery: Karaoke Party hosted by Maggie, Fridays, 10 p.m. and Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; 920 Commissioners Rd. E.; 519-204-7991 or visit www.jimbospub.ca.
London Music Club: A Night Of Jazz with The Hysen Trio + 2, Thursday, 7 p.m.; The MacQueens, Friday, 7 p.m., The Bobby Bordello Band, with John Bellone and Chet Risser, 7:30 p.m., Acoustic Open Mic, 7:30 p.m.; momondays, Monday, 6 p.m.; SOUP Ukulele Jam, Wednesday, 6:45 p.m.,The Callback Comedy Show, 8 p.m.; 470 Colborne St.; 519-640-6996.
London Music Hall: Cannibal Corpe, Thy Art is Murder, Perdition Temple, Thursday, 8 p.m., $29.99-$42.50, 19+; Mavis Staples, Sammy Miller and the Congregation, Friday, 8 p.m., $49.99, all ages; Dan Mangan, Tuesday, 8 p.m., $32.50, 19+; The Dirty Nil, Single Mothers and Dear God, Wednesday, 8 p.m., $10, all ages; 185 Queens Ave.; 519-432-1107.
London Wine Bar: The Mark Henning Duo, Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., no cover; 420 Talbot St.; for reservations, call 519-913-3400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; walk-ins welcome.
Lou Dawgs: Dan Walsh with the Groove Perimeter, Friday; The Issues with Kimberly, Saturday; C.J. Lee, Sunday, 2-5 p.m.; Open Mic Night, Tuesdays, 8 p.m.; Darren Powers, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; 519-204-0822 or visit loudawgs.com/london.
Mustang Sally’s: Chris Trowell Band, Friday, 9:30 p.m.; Rumblefish, Saturday, 9:30 p.m.; Acoustic Jam with Alan Lynch, Smokin Dave, Don Oullette and Friends, Tuesdays, 10 p.m.; Lonnie Chicago, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m.; 99 Belmont Dr.; 519-649-7688.
Norma Jean’s: Live Band Rockaoke, Thursday, 10 p.m.; The Do Overs, Friday; Destroyer (Kiss tribute band), Saturday, $10; Karaoke night, Wednesdays, 9 p.m.; 1332 Huron St.; 519-455-7711 or visit www.normajeans.ca.
Rum Runners: Hollerado, Cartel Madras, Brent Jackson, Friday, 10 p.m., $20, all ages; System Saturdays with Oliver Smith, A.D. the Kid, Aaron Winter, Saturday, 10 p.m., $10, 19+; Black Mountain, Ryley Walker, Wednesday, 8 p.m., $20, all ages; 178 Dundas St.; 519-432-1107.
St. Regis Tavern: Musical Chairs with Charlie Weber, Chrys and Momo, and Sarina Haggarty, Saturday, 9 p.m., pay-what-you-will; 625 Dundas St.; 519-432-0162.Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m., no cover; 420 Talbot St.; reservations by calling 519-913-3400 or e-mail email@example.com; walk-ins welcome.
Wortley Roadhouse: Tom Cat Prowl, Friday and Saturday; Geoff Masse Band, Sunday, 4-8 p.m.; 190 Wortley Rd.; 519-438-5141.
Come Dancing: Ballroom, Latin and swing dance, Friday at Polish Hall, 554 Hill St.; line dance lesson with Kathie at 7:30 p.m., dance to Wolfeman DJ music host at 8 p.m.; admission: $10, all welcome; 519-433-2579.
Elgin International Club: Dance to the music of Edelweiss Trio, Sunday, 2-6 p.m. at 11070 Kerr Rd., West Lorne; meal to follow; for reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
London Ballroom Dance Club: Ballroom dancing, Saturday at Polish Hall, 554 Hill St.; free workshop at 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing at 8 p.m.; admission: $20, includes coffee, tea, desserts; visit www.londonballroomdanceclub.ca.
Melbourne Agricultural Society: Annual beef dinner, followed by dancing to the music of South of Seven, Saturday, 5:30 p.m. at 21886 Melbourne Rd.; tickets: adults $25, children ages five to 12 $10, under five free, dance only $10 (8 p.m.); 519-870-9362 or 519-289-5600.
Mitchell Dance: Dance to the music of the Country Versatiles, Friday, 8 p.m. at Crystal Palace, 155 Wellington St., Mitchell; admission: $10, includes lunch and door prizes; singles and couples welcome; 519-348-4291 or e-mail email@example.com; sponsored by the Mitchell and District Agricultural Society.
Royal Canadian Legion – Dorchester: Dance to the music of the Stetson Brothers, Saturday, 2-5 p.m. at 1227 Donnybrook Dr., Dorchester; free admission; 519-268-8538.
Royal Canadian Legion – Lambeth: Dance to the music of the Country Versatiles, Saturday, 2-5 p.m., free admission; 7097 Kilbourne Rd.; 519-652-3412.
Royal Canadian Legion – Victory: Dance to the music of the Country Versatiles, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., $10 at main floor door; Wednesday Night Opry with County Road, Wednesday, 8 p.m., $8 at main floor door; everyone welcome; 311 Oakland Ave.
Royal Canadian Legion – Woodstock: Dance to the music of Midlife Crisis, Saturday, 8 p.m. at 642 Dundas St., Woodstock; admission: $5.
Singles Dance Party: Dance to music by Wolfeman DJ, Saturday, 8 p.m. at Dutch Club London, 1738 Gore Rd.; admission: $13, all welcome; 519-433-2579.
Stratford Country Club: Dance to swing, Latin, jazz and big band favourites with the Festival City Big Band, Saturday, 8 p.m. at 53 Romeo St. N., Stratford; tickets: $25, includes late night snack, door prizes; 519-275-2303 or visit www.festivalcitybigband.com.
Thursday Tunes: Senior dances, every Thursday, 1-3:30 p.m. at Libro Hall, 239 Fleming Dr., Clinton; musicians, dancers and spectators welcome, donations at the door; 519-476-5922 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday Tunes: Old time fiddle and traditional style country music, every Tuesday, 1-3:30 p.m. at Seaforth Community Centre, 122 Duke St.; singers, musicians, dancers and listeners welcome, bring your own musical instruments; admission by donation; 519-357-1016.
24 Hours of Heroes: Event raises awareness and money for Wounded Warriors Canada, a charity that aids Veterans and First Responders suffering from PTSD; athletes will be completing Hero workouts honouring a Canadian Hero, Saturday, 11 a.m.-Sunday, 11 a.m. at Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd.; visit 24hoursofheroes.com.
Green in the City: London’s Climate Emergency – Be part of the Solution, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Dianne Saxe, former Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free event, but register online at eventbrite.ca.
Ingersoll Coin Club: Meetings held the third Monday of the month feature informative speakers, vendors and more; this month: all-evening live auction, Monday, 7:30 p.m. at Seniors Centre, 256 Ingersoll St.; guests welcome; visit www.ingersollcoinclub.ca.
Keto Life Workshop: Learn what ketones will and will not do for fat loss, performance and longevity, with guest speakers Jennifer Morris and John Smeh, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Innovation Works London, 201 King St.; tickets: $25 through eventbrite.com.
Night at the Forks: Celebrate culture with a night of music by Jessy Lanza and Empyrean Productions, food, activities, drag performances by Miss Taken, Rainbow Portraits by Andres Garzon, Saturday, 9 p.m. at Museum London, 421 Ridout St. N.; tickets: $25 advance or $35 at the door; 19+ event; museumlondon.ca/NATF.
See the Future of Creativity: See the winning work of marketers and advertisers of the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity 2019, Monday, 7 p.m. at Western Film, University Community Centre, Western University, 2nd floor; tickets: $15 IABC members, $18 non-members; seating limited; facebook.com/IABCLondonOntario.
Stress and Anxiety in the Workplace: This session will define and explain the harmful effects stress can have in the workplace, learn how to identify signs and symptoms, specific triggers and practical strategies to cope and manage stress in the workplace, Thursday, 10 a.m. at CMHA Middlesex, 534 Queens Ave., 2B; cost: $25; cmhamiddlesex.ca/learn/mental-health-works.
GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
1st Hussars Museum: Illustrating the history of the Regiment during the South African War, Great War, Second World War and Peacekeeping; hours: by appointment only, by calling 519-455-4533.
Art Emporium: Featured artists for November are Ron Pearce, Gianni Martino, Candy McManiman, Micheal Yates, Wilf Chappell, June-Anne Reid, Tom Scanlan, Shirley Mihlik Thompson, Kathy McKay; hours: Thursday to Monday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 177 Main St., Port Stanley; 226-658-1888 or visit www.ArtEmporium.ca.
Art with Panache: Featured artist for November is Tony Furlong; Fine Artists, Fine Art Show and Sale, ends Friday; Panache Artists’ Folk Art Challenge, ends Friday; Landscape Reflections: solo show by landscape artist Brigitte Granton, opens Monday with meet and greet, 1-3 p.m., runs till Nov. 29; new hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Talbot Centre, 140 Fullarton St.; 226-378-2587.
Aylmer-Malahide Museum: Stir the Pot, exhibit takes a look at dining through the ages and the history of local restaurants, runs till Nov. 29; hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment; 14 East St., Aylmer; 519-773-9723.
Eldon House: London’s oldest residence contains family heirlooms, furnishings and priceless treasures of the Harris Family; hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m.; admission by donation; 481 Ridout St. N.; 519-661-5169 or visit www.eldonhouse.ca.
Elgin County Heritage Centre: Voices from the Engraver: Canadian stamps and bank notes – design to printing – features original art, printing plates, videos, interactives, stamps and money, runs till Jan. 11; hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday, Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; 460 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas; 519-631-1460 ext. 193 or visit www.elgincounty.ca/museum.
Fringe Custom Framing and Gallery: Bloom – Unveiling the Figure: group art show and sale, runs till Nov. 30; 1742 Hyde Park Rd.; 519-204-0404 or e-mail email@example.com.
Excavo Fine Art: Breakneck Glimmer, solo exhibition by Lauren Pelc-McArthur, opening reception Thursday, 6-9 p.m., runs till Dec. 14; hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon-5:30 p.m.; 711 Central Ave.; 519-719-3190 or visit www.excavo.ca.
Gallery in the Grove: Annual Gifts of the Season featuring local handmade art and gifts, runs till Dec. 7; 2618 Hamilton Road, Brights Grove; 519-869-4643 or visit www.galleryinthegrove.com.
Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre: Mini Art Auction, ends Thursday; Other Voices, sculptural clay work by Jeff Lounsbury, ends Sunday; hours: Tuesday to Thursday, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 2:30-5:30 p.m., Sunday, 1-4 p.m.; 125 Centennial Lane in Victoria Park, Ingersoll; 519-485-4691 or visit creativeartscentre.com.
Komoka Railway Museum: Visit restored CN railway station, 1913 Shay steam locomotive, CN baggage car, items include telegraph keys, spike hammers, spike pullers, switch lanterns, steam gauges, a railroad safe, a baggage sleigh and a three-wheel velocipede; fall hours: Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon or by appointment; 131 Queen St., Komoka; 519-657-1912 or visit www.komokarailmuseum.ca.
McIntosh Gallery: Angela Grauerholz: Ecrins Ecrans, opening reception Thursday, 8-10 p.m., runs till Dec. 14; hours: Monday to Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, noon-4 p.m.; free admission; Western University, 1151 Richmond St.; 519-661-2111 ext. 87576.
Michael Gibson Gallery: 35 Year Milestone Exhibit features selected artworks by Graham Coughtry, Greg Curnoe, Roly Fenwick, Betty Goodwin, Harold Klunder, Wanda Koop, Robert Markle, Michael Snow and Takao Tanabe, runs till Nov. 23; hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 157 Carling St.; 519-439-0451 or visit www.gibsongallery.com.
Museum London: Esmaa Mohamoud: To Play in the Face of Certain Defeat, runs till Jan. 5; Ways of Being: Yhonnie Scarce and Michael Belmore, runs till Jan. 5; London Lens: Ian MacEachern and Don Vincent, runs till Jan. 19; The Lost City: Ian MacEachern’s Photographs of Saint John, runs till Jan. 26; 421 Ridout St.; 519-661-0333.
Portside Gallery: Sue Shurish, Patti Fisher and Janice Howell are featured for November; 18 area artists displaying original paintings, photography, jewelry, hand-painted scarves and cards; hours: daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; 187 1/2 Main St., Port Stanley; 519-782-7066 or visit portsidegallery.ca.
St. Thomas-Elgin Public Art Centre: Contemporary Selections from the Permanent Collection: Celebrating 50 Years, opening reception Saturday, 6-9 p.m., runs till Feb. 15 in Gallery One and Two; White Walls and Substantial Forms: Small Sculpture from the Permanent Collection, runs till Feb. 15 in Gallery Three; hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday, Friday, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday, noon-4 p.m., Sunday, noon-3 p.m.; 301 Talbot St., St. Thomas; 519-631-4040.
Sunset Arts Gallery: Acrylic, oil, pastel, photography, pottery, watercolour, silk painting, fused glass, wood-turned art, non-representational abstract art; hours: weekends, noon-5 p.m. (until Dec. 15); 63 River Rd., Grand Bend; 519-238-6914.
The Art Exchange: Celebrating Autumn, group show of 15 Ontario artists reflects a variety of styles and methods of art making, runs till Nov. 30; hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; 247 Wortley Rd.; 519-434-0000 or visit www.theartexchange.ca.
Westland Gallery: Space Between: shared abstract art exhibit by Lisa Johnson and Johnnene Maddison, runs till Nov. 23; hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, noon-4 p.m.; 156 Wortley Rd.; 519-601-4420 or visit www.westlandgallery.ca.
Woodstock Art Gallery: Life on the Back of a Turtle: Woodlands and Plains Indigenous Art, runs till Jan. 25; 449 Dundas St., Woodstock; 519-539-6761.
A Night of Jazz: With the Hysen Trio + 2 (Jayne Hysen, Joan Hysen, Peter Hysen, Chris Norley, Rob Larose), Thursday, 8 p.m. at London Music Club, 470 Colborne St.; tickets: $12 advance available at Village Idiot or $15 at the door; 519-640-6996.
Community Hymn Sing: Come and sing beloved and new hymns, Sunday, 7:30 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Dr.; pick your favourites and participate for the sheer joy of singing; 519-472-6071.
Jeffery Concerts: Featuring Minsoo Sohn, piano, Sunday, 3 p.m. at Wolf Peformance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; tickets by calling Grand Theatre, 519-672-8800 or online at grandtheatre.com.
London Jazz Orchestra: Celebrating the best in classic and contemporary big band jazz with featured vocalist Hilary Welsh, Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free admission.
London Symphonia: United – music by Aaron Copland, Scott Good and Joan Tower, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St.; tickets: adults $29, students $12; 226-270-0910 or visit www.londonsymphonia.ca.
New Horizons Band: Enjoy an evening of classic jazz, big band and old time rock and roll with Lost at C, Wednesday, 7 p.m. at Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free admission; 519-661-4600.
The Music of the Night: Musical theatre from the 70s and 80s featuring Alison Smyth, Marque Smith and Trevor Covelli, Saturday, 7 p.m. at Riverside United Church, 695 Riverside Dr.; tickets: adults $25, seniors/students $20 advance by calling 519-472-6071 or $30-$25 at the door.
The Pairs: Noise, album release show, with guest Madison Galloway, Friday, 7 p.m. at Goodwill Industries, 255 Horton St. E.; tickets: $20 advance through eventbrite.ca.
Ukes of London: Country and Bluegrass concert, with special guest Mike Couture, Sunday, 1 p.m. at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 341 Pond Mills Rd.; admission by donation, with all proceeds to Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Fund.
London Sea Cadet Centennial Parade: Recognizing 100 Years that Sea Cadets have been active in the City of London, Saturday, 1 p.m. at HMCS Prevost, 19 Becher St.
Saturday Morning Walks: Walk through Reservoir Park, Saturday, 9 a.m., meet at 869 Commissioners Rd. W.; walks are approximately one hour; families with children are welcome, please leave dogs at home; John Clark, 519-641-0442 or visit www.tvta.ca.
READINGS AND SPEAKERS
Book Signing: Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz: Memories of Ontario Farmerettes, presentation, book signing and meet the authors, Bonnie Sitter and Shirleyan English, Saturday, 1 p.m. at Elgin County Heritage Centre, 450 Sunset Dr., St. Thomas; 519-631-1460 ext. 193.
Hindsight is 2020: The past meets the future as Western University History Department faculty deliver weekly talks: Associate Professor Marta Dyczok highlights Information Warfare and History, Monday, 7 p.m. at Central Library, 251 Dundas St., followed by Q&A; free drop-in event; 519-661-4600.
The Death of Expertise?: Second talk in a series examining the complex interplay of personal experience, evidence and belief in a variety of different contexts, featuring Maya Goldenberg from the University of Guelph, Thursday, 7 p.m. in Stevenson and Hunt Room, Central Library, 251 Dundas St.; free admission.
SHOWS AND TOURS
Christmas Tour of Homes: Aylmer-Malahide Museum’s tour of four unique homes decorated for Christmas, plus the museum, Friday, 6:30-10 p.m., Saturday, 1-9 p.m.; tickets: $20 available at Aylmer-Malahide Museum or local merchants; 519-773-9723.
Orchid Show and Sale: Displays, arts and hundreds of orchids, lectures, workshops and more, Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Parish Hall, 5407 Comberside Rd., Comber; admission: $3, children under 12 free; presented by Essex County Orchid Society; visit www.essexcountyorchidsociety.webs.com.
London Community Players: Of Some Importance, Thursday to Saturday, 8 p.m., Sunday, 2 p.m. at Palace Theatre, 710 Dundas St.; tickets: adults $28, seniors/students $26, youth $16; 519-432-1029 or visit www.palacetheatre.ca.
Petrolia Community Theatre: A Christmas Story, Thursday, Friday, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sunday, 2 p.m.; tickets: $20 by calling 519-882-1221 or 800-717-7694; Victoria Hall, 411 Greenfield St., Petrolia; http://www.petroliatheatre.com.
Stratford Festival: Billy Elliott the Musical, runs till Nov. 24 at Festival Theatre, 55 Queen St., Stratford; 1-800-567-1600 or visit www.stratfordfestival.ca.
BAZAARS AND SALES
Bazaar: Crafts, baking, meat pies, White Elephant table, Christmas puddings and cakes, lunch available, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at New Melbourne United Church, 592 John St., Melbourne.
Boutique Bazaar, Local Artisans and French Cafe: Seasonal decor, sewing and knitting, collectibles, heirloom jewelry, baking and preserves, turkey pot pies, toys and more, Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at First-St. Andrew’s United Church, 350 Queens Ave.
Candy Cane Bazaar: Home baking, preserves, candy table, knitting and sewing, used books, jewelry table, lunch available, Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. George’s Anglican Church, 227 Wharncliffe Rd. N.
Christkindl Market: Unique crafts and gifts, traditional German food specialties, Christmas decorations, kids crafts and more, Friday, 5-8 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at German Canadian Club, 1 Cove Rd.
Christmas Bazaar: Festive baked goods, jams, preserves, Toonie Table, jewelry, treasures, Tea Room, Silent Auction and more, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at
St. Paul’s Cathedral, 472 Richmond St. (enter from Clarence Street).
Christmas Bazaar: Unique gifts, vendors, jewelry, homemade preserves, baked goods, draw table, hand-sewn items, Silent Auction, hot lunch available, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 511 Cheapside St.; proceeds support Social Outreach Programs.
Christmas Craft Sales: Thursday, Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon at YMCA Centre Branch, 382 Waterloo St.; all proceeds support Wellspring London programs.
Christmas Craft and Vendor Market: Featuring local crafters, Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at St. Michael’s Catholic School, 1085 Devonshire Ave., Woodstock; admission: $2 or non-perishable food item for local food bank.
Christmas Market: Hand crafted baked goods, arts and crafts, holiday accessories and products, Tea Room and more, Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Compass Community Church, 345 Pond Mills Rd.
Christmas Star Bazaar: Home baking, Christmas decorations, crafts, toys, draws, jewelry, lunch available, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon at The Church of the Epiphany, 11 Briscoe St. W.
Evergreen Bazaar: Christmas cakes, home baking, jewelry, ‘Gifts to Go’, purses and accessories, Kid’s Korner, BBQ lunch available and more, Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Holy Trinity St. Stephen’s Memorial Church, 727 Southdale Rd. E.; admission: $1, kids under 12 free.
Everything Christmas Sale: Christmas decor, baked goods, crafts, jewelry, Tea Room and more, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon at Chalmers Presbyterian Church, 342 Pond Mills Rd.
Handmade Market: One-of-kind gifts for the holidays, Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at Oxbury Mall, 1299 Oxford St. E.; funds raised support Art 4 Animals.
Holiday Craft Show: Delaware Lioness Club’s annual event, community tradition of handmade crafts, Sunday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Delaware Community Centre, 2652 Gideon Dr., Delaware; admission: $2.
Traditional Christmas Bazaar: Christmas cakes, puddings, candy, deli, jewelry, crafts, quilting and more, St. Anne’s Church, 1344 Commissioners Rd. W.
UCW Yuletide Fair: One-of-a-kind treasures, gifts, jewelry, accessories, baking, knitting, preserves, bric a brac, electronics, books, toys, Silent Auction, Cafe, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Metropolitan United Church, 468 Wellington St.
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