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Fri - Sep 15 -- Sat - Feb 03
  Exhibit: Quirky Tunes

When: Sept 15 - Feb 3

Where: Dufferin County Museum and Archives

The DCMA has an impressive collection of over 1500 pieces of sheet music. From songs that we know and love, to interesting titles such as, “All the World Will Be Jealous of Me” and “If You Talk In Your Sleep Don't Mention My Name”. A selection of vibrant covers and songs will be on display in the Long Gallery for all to enjoy – sing along if you like!

Admission: Regular rates

Wed - Oct 11 -- Sun - Nov 12
  The World Remembers: A Digital Exhibition

When: Oct 11-Nov 11

Where: Dufferin County Museum and Archives

The 1914-1918 war is distant history for many Canadians. To assist in making distant history relevant, The World Remembers is a digital exhibition that provides the means to personalize the study of history and connect individuals and communities within Canada and around the world through the use of technology. The World Remembers is a travelling digital exhibition that will be on display at the DCMA for the month leading up to Remembrance Day. Hour after hour, day after day, the names of fallen soldiers appear and disappear. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Shelburne.
Admission: Regular rates

Fri - Nov 03 -- Fri - Dec 01
  The Residents of Dufferin County by Photographer Emily Curd

The Residents of Dufferin County is a fine art documentary photography exhibition by local Mulmur photographer Emily Curd: “you do not have to travel far to realize the beauty we have right in our own backyard and appreciate the people who create this welcoming community.” 

RSVP by phone: 877-941-7787 or email: info@dufferinmuseum.com

Fri - Nov 03
  Sgt Wilson Airforce Show

As a fundraiser for the Orangeville Seniors Centre, we present the Sgt Wilson Airforce Show, featuring original sound of the 40's and 50's. Remember the sounds of Glen Miller, the Andrews sisters, Vera lynn, and many more? Music will be complete with lights, sound, and special effects. Tickets are $20 and available on a first come first served basis, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and show starts at 7:30 p.m.. Location is 26 Bythia Street Orangeville.

Fri - Nov 03 -- Sun - Nov 05
  Dog Show

In November 3rd to the 5th, the Orangeville Fairgrounds will be hosting its annual All-Breed Dog Show. The regular show will run from 9 a.m until about 4-5 p.m. each day. On Friday Nov. 3rd there will be 2 Sanctioned Conformation Matches, an Obedience Correction Match, and a Rally Obedience Fun Matche starting at 6 p.m.

The All-Breed show will feature many different breeds of dogs. Come and see all your favourite breeds!

Admission and parking is free. Refreshment booth on site and a sale table of gently used pet items with proceeds going to "SECONDS COUNT", the hospital's thrift store.

Organization: Credit Valley Kennel & Obedience Club
Contact's Name: Lillian Greensides
Contact's Phone: 519-938-9977
Contact's Email: kyladortollers@gmail.com

Fri - Nov 03
  Pink Day at Westside S.S.

When: Nov 3

Where: Westside Secondary School

Pink Day is a fundraiser we do every year for the Breast Cancer Society of Canada. Last year we were the #1 fundraiser in Canada and this year we hope to surpass $100 000.00 of accumulated funds raised over the last 13 years.

Pink Day Breakfast - 7:15 a.m.

Pink Day Rally - 1:45 p.m.

Fri - Nov 03 -- Thu - Nov 30
  Georgian Bay Primordial: An Immersive Installation by Sue Miller

Sue Miller is an accomplished artist and arts educator from Creemore, Ontario. Her newest collection of works, which together are known as Georgian Bay Primordial, honour the beauty and simplicity of the natural environment. With no pre-determined plan, Sue’s paintings evolve naturally. Her pieces feature warm under-staining and layer upon layer of viscous oil paint. Accompanied by intricately detailed three-dimensional works and soothing audio elements, this immersive installation is a truly wonderful experience.

Opening Reception: Sunday November 5 at 2 pm

RSVP by phone: 877-941-7787 or email: info@dufferinmuseum.com

Admission by donation.

Sat - Nov 04
  Autumn Harvest Gift & Craft Sale

Join us for the Autumn Harvest Gift & Craft Sale, showcasing handmade goods, home decor, and great gift ideas! 70+ vendors and there is an onsite Café. Children's Program: 1 hour Drop Off & Shop 
(11:30 am, 12:30 pm, 1:30 pm only)

All proceeds of this event will go towards our Love 4 Haiti Team Fund. Admission is free, however a $5 donation is appreciated! 6' and 8' spaces are available on a first come basis. Please email Amanda at love4haiti2017@gmail.com for an application.

Sat - Nov 04
  Guy Fawkes Bonfire Night

A fun family event with kids crafts and scavenger hunt, fabulous food, Wellington Beer, story telling, wandering musician, bonfire and fantastic fireworks. See guyfawkes.ca for ticket purchases.

Sat - Nov 04
  CCT presents DEAD THINGS 7

Citrus City Tattoos 7th annual art charity silent auction. Custom artwork made by Tattooers utilizing dead things. All proceeds donated to our local Hospice Dufferin.

Mon - Nov 06
  Help Your Child Manage Anxiety and Foster Self-Esteem

All children experience worry. It can interfere with daily functioning and impact their ability to cope. Learn to identify causes and symptoms while supporting your child in developing coping skills and identifying their strengths. A healthy self-esteem can help them deal with frustrations and worries, handle both positive and negative emotions, and take on new tasks.

More information can be found here.

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Princess Margaret Public School

Tue - Nov 07
  Paws to Read @ Alder

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free. 

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com 

Tue - Nov 07
  Helping Students Make Career Decisions (Ready to Launch series)

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Georgian College - Orangeville Campus

Should my child go to university, college, start an apprenticeship or go into the workforce first after high school? What jobs will be in demand? You don’t have to be an expert to help your child with career decision-making. Facilitated by specialists from Georgian College’s Career and Employment Community Services, this practical workshop provides parents with information and resources to support their children with career decision-making.

More information can be found here.

Tue - Nov 07
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Alder

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

Tue - Nov 07
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Alder

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Wed - Nov 08
  Paws to Read @ Mill

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free.

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com

Wed - Nov 08
  Discipline That Works - Without Yelling

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Parkinson Centennial Public School

Are you tired of yelling and nagging at your children to get them to cooperate? Learn positive constructive ways to encourage cooperation, respect and good communication. We’ll explore the reasons behind your child’s behaviour, differences between discipline and punishment, consequences, and the long-term goals you have for your children.

More information can be found here.

Thu - Nov 09
  Art and About

7:00pm to 8:30pm at Orangeville Canadian Reformed Church

Children in Grades 4-8 are invited to come out to our 4-week Thursday night Art and About program. Join us for a group devotional followed by some time creating their own a mixed media masterpiece under the guidance of talented local artist Deb Menken! Limited spaces available! Please register by October 20th.

Click here for more information.

Thu - Nov 09
  Orangeville Probus November Meeting

The Probus Club of Orangeville meets Thursday November 9th at 10 am, at the Orangeville Agricultural Centre, 247090 5 Side Road, Mono L9W 2Y8.

Guest speaker is local Author and Historian Ken Weber.

Thu - Nov 09
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Mill

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Thu - Nov 09
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Mill

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

Fri - Nov 10
  Teen Advisory Group

Do you like to play games, hang out with friends and eat pizza? Come to the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting for the Orangeville Public Library to do all of this while having your say! Earn community service hours for providing input that will help shape library services and programs while having fun with friends. RSVP by email teens@orangeville.ca.

Sat - Nov 11
  Remembrance Day - Orangeville & Shelburne

Orangeville:

The community is invited to join Branch 233 of the Royal Canadian Legion as they march east on Broadway from the Legion on John Street to the cenotaph behind the Town Hall. The parade starts at the Legion at 10:30 a.m. and the service at the cenotaph in Alexandra Park is set for 11 a.m.

Every year the Legion also conducts a "sunset service" in Forest Lawn Cemetery at the monument at 2 p.m. and then members proceed to drop off poppies at some gravesites.

Information on the Legion is available at www.rcl233.com/home.html.

Shelburne:

A march from the Shelburne Legion to the Shelburne cenotaph will start at 10:30 a.m.. At 11:00 a.m. there will be two minutes of silence. An 2:00 p.m. service will be held at the Dufferin Oaks Long Term Care Centre for those who aren't able to make the morning service. The Legion will also host a public dinner at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 each at the Legion’s bar.

Mon - Nov 13
  Sex, Drugs and Rock Roll: How to Talk to Kids About the Tough Topics

Are you struggling with how to talk to your children about some of these difficult subjects? You know how important it is to give them the information to make better decisions and healthier choices, but how can you present it so that they'll listen and take it seriously? How much should you share about your own experiences? Learn some ways to get the conversation started and keep it going and how to handle some of their tough questions. This workshop takes place at Westside Secondary School, 300 Alder Street on Monday November 13th at 7:00 p.m.

More information can be found here.

Tue - Nov 14
  Autism Workshop: Building Social Connections

6:30pm to 8:30pm at Princess Margaret Public School

Social relationships are desired by all people, yet children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder often struggle to develop and maintain friendships. At this workshop, you will learn how to best help children with Autism develop social skills and how to encourage positive relationships.

You can get tickets here.

Tue - Nov 14
  Paws to Read @ Alder

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free. 

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com 

Tue - Nov 14
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Alder

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Tue - Nov 14
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Alder

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

Wed - Nov 15 -- Fri - Dec 15
  Stuff A Stocking For A Senior

Stuff a stocking and donate it to The Senior's Santa Christmas Hampers Dufferin County program. We have in total approximately 627 seniors on our list(s) this year.

Drop stocking off at Senior Santa Central 158 Parkview Drive on or before Dec 15th. You can contact us for other local drop off locations.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SeniorsSantaPage
Official Website: www.seniorsanta.ca
Go Fund Me: https://www.gofundme.com/seniorsanta

Wed - Nov 15
  Discipline That Works - Without Yelling

7:00pm to 9:00pm Parkinson Centennial Public School

More information can be found here.Are you tired of yelling and nagging at your children to get them to cooperate? Learn positive constructive ways to encourage cooperation, respect and good communication. We’ll explore the reasons behind your child’s behaviour, differences between discipline and punishment, consequences, and the long-term goals you have for your children.

Wed - Nov 15
  Your Future, Your Choice
Your Future, Your Choice is a one-stop shop for students looking to explore community organizations, local employment opportunities and post-secondary education. This is a well established event that is hosted annually by the Career Education Council.  We typically have 600+ students and parents attend and showcase over 80 exhibitors. As I mentioned, there is the possibility for you to broadcast live throughout the evening. 

Date: November 15th, 2017 @ 6pm-8pm
Location: Centennial Collegiate Vocational Institute (289 College Ave W, Guelph ON) 
 
To register please use the following link: https://cec-yfyc-2017.eventbrite.com
 
Wed - Nov 15
  Paws to Read @ Mill

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free. 

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com 

Thu - Nov 16
  Art and About

7:00pm to 8:30pm at Orangeville Canadian Reformed Church

Children in Grades 4-8 are invited to come out to our 4-week Thursday night Art and About program. Join us for a group devotional followed by some time creating their own a mixed media masterpiece under the guidance of talented local artist Deb Menken! Limited spaces available! Please register by October 20th.

More information can be found here.

 

Thu - Nov 16
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Mill

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Thu - Nov 16
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Mill

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

Fri - Nov 17
  Moonlight Magic

When: Nov 17 6-9:30pm

Where: Downtown Orangeville

Celebrating the beginning of the Festive Season with the Tractor Parade of Lights, great sales, visits with Santa, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting and so much more.

Fri - Nov 17 -- Sat - Dec 09
  Riverbend Artists of Grand Valley Yuletide Show

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Riverbend Artists of Grand Valley Yuletide Show, featuring metal and clay sculptures; paintings on canvas, wood, rocks and fabric; quilting and photography, chain-mail jewellery and more.

Yuletide Reception Nov. 17, from 6-8pm at 23 Main Street, Grand Valley, at the Community Information Centre, Museum & Gallery. The Show runs from Nov. 17 - Dec.9th.

Come and experience our Town and our Artists. Visit our Facebook Page and website calendar of events for specific times and dates open.

More information can be found here.

Sat - Nov 18
  Come Visit the Stable and Bethlehem Bazaar

9:00am to 2:00pm at Westminster United Church, Orangeville

Get your Christmas shopping done earlier at this fabulous indoor market, penny auction, quilted items, jams and jellies, knitted items, and much, much more. Have a warm lunch at the UCW Cafe. Check out the newly renovated Sanctuary and Nativities!

More information can be found here.

Sat - Nov 18
  Family Movie Matinee - Smurfs: The Lost Village

2:00pm to 4:00pm at the Orangeville Public Library on Mill Street

Bring the whole family to enjoy a weekend movie screening of Smurfs: The Lost Village . No registration is required. Please note, this program is not supervised. Bring your own snacks! 
Movie starts at 2 p.m. 

 

Sat - Nov 18
  Humber College Fall Open House
November 18, 2017 from 10:00am to 2:00pm
 
Sat - Nov 18
  29th Annual Candy Cane Fair

When: Nov 18 9-2pm

Where: Headwaters Health Care Centre

Join us for the 29th Annual Candy Cane Fair on Saturday, November 18 at Headwaters Health Care Centre, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Lots of fun for the whole family! Take part in the Kid's Gift Shop, Face Painting, and photos with Santa, along with the craft & bake sale. The Kid's Gift Shop is perfect for kids ages 4 to 10 to find that special Christmas gift for Mom, Dad, Grandma or Grandpa. Tickets are $2 each to a maximum of 4 tickets per child. Children will be escorted with their own personal Elf Shopper. Free Parking.

Sat - Nov 18
  Shelburne Christmas Market
Mel Lloyd Centre
November 18, 2017 from 10:00am to 3:00pm
 
Sat - Nov 18
  Orangeville Santa Claus Parade

When: Nov 18 @ 5:30pm

Where: Downtown Orangeville

Take part in the music, laughter and fun of the annual Orangeville Kin Club Santa Claus Parade. This year, show your Canadian spirit and celebrate 150 years of Canadian Christmas traditions. Bundle up and find your favourite spot along the route. The parade starts at 5:30 p.m. on Hansen Boulevard at First Street, proceeds south on First Street to Broadway, east on Broadway to Fourth Street, north on Fourth Street to Second Avenue, heads east on Second Avenue and ends at Rotary Park. If you wait until the end, you might catch a glimpse of everyone’s favourite man in a big red suit!

Sun - Nov 19
  Mono Nordic Ski Club Open House

When: Nov 19 @ 9am

Where: Monora Park Pavillion

2017-18 Season Open House

Join us at the Monora Park Pavilion for our annual open house event including seasonal rentals, ski swap, ski wax, online registration support and membership tag pick-up. Doors open at 9:00am. See you there!

http://mononordic.com

Mon - Nov 20
  Seniors' Santa Christmas Hamper Program @ Wimpy's Diner

When: Monday's Nov 20 to Dec 18

Where: Wimpy's Diner

Wimpy's Diner is joining forces with the Seniors' Santa Christmas Hamper Dufferin County Program and every Monday from Nov 20th until Dec 18th from 5-8:30 p.m., Wimpy's will be donating $1 from every chicken item and every dinner entree ordered from the menu.

Dec 4th - Meet Santa Night

Dec 11th - There will also be a truck to collect food for the local food bank.

Mon - Nov 20
  Believe Bags Donation Drop Off 2017

9:00am to 6:00pm 

Believe Bags are a non profit community spirited campaign which focuses on mom's facing crisis or short term financial hardships. This year these Christmas gift bags filled with toiletries and gift items will be distributed to mom's through Family Transition Place, Dufferin Child and Family Service, Orangeville food bank and Big Brothers Big sisters of Orangeville. This initiative is 100% local.

More information can be found here.

Mon - Nov 20
  Positive Parenting from Separate Homes

6:30pm to 9:30pm at Dufferin Child & Family Services

Are you worried about the effects of separation, divorce and parenting from two homes on your children? Do you want help managing these changes to ensure that your children do not get caught in the middle of parental conflict? This program can help. You will learn to understand your feelings, your children's needs and develop a business-like relationship with the other parent. You will not be asked to talk about your individual situation because the program is intended to provide general information.

More information can be found here.

Mon - Nov 20 -- Mon - Dec 11
  Christmas Assistance Program

The Christmas Hamper Committee is pleased to provide assistance to qualify families in Dufferin County for Christmas Day.

Applicants must apply in person, providing proof of address, income source and expeditures, as well as identification for each person in household.

Applications are being received at the following locations:

Orangeville:

The Salvation Army and New Hope Community Church 

November 20 & 27 from 10 am to 3 pm

November 28 from 4 pm to 8 pm

December 4 & 11 from 10 am to 3 pm

Shelburne:

Mel Lloyd Centre - 2nd Floor

November 23 7 pm to 9 pm

November 29 11 am to 1 pm

Grand Valley:

Trinity United Church

November 25 from 10 am to 11 am

November 28 from 7 pm to 8 pm

Tue - Nov 21
  Paws to Read @ Alder

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free.

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com 

Tue - Nov 21
  Orange thREADs

1:00pm to 2:30pm at Mill Street Public Library

Do you love to knit, crochet or cross-stitch? Orange thREADs is a monthly stitchery group that lets you share your passion for reading and crafty creations. Relax with your latest project while sharing in an informal conversation about books.

Join this lively group for good conversation and project ideas. New members always welcome. 

Tue - Nov 21
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Alder

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

Tue - Nov 21
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Alder

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Tue - Nov 21
  Opioid Drug Information Session

The opioid crisis is a growing and evolving problem. Communities like ours are not immune.
Learn about the perils of opioid drug use. Speakers include Orangeville Police Services, Dufferin County Ambulance Services, and an Addiction Outreach Counsellor from Family Transition Place. This session takes place on Tuesday November 21 at 7:00 p.m. at Orangeville District Secondary School.

Wed - Nov 22
  The Anger Game: Help You or Your Child Manage Anger

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Parkinson Centennial Public School

Is your child angry or acting out? This workshop will help you teach your children how to manage their emotional responses. We’ll examine coping strategies for anger and stress management for both parents and children. You’ll also learn to recognize your own anger triggers and how to release anger safely so you can lead by example.

You can find more information here.

Wed - Nov 22
  Paws to Read @ Mill

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free. 

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com 

Thu - Nov 23
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Mill

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Thu - Nov 23
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Mill

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

 

Fri - Nov 24
  Chilifest

Order a chili lunch with all the trimmings delivered right to your office or home. Orders may also be picked up at the Oddfellows Hall (26 Elizabeth Street) Lunch includes chili (meat or vegetarian), bun, coleslaw and a cookie. Only $10.

Organization: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dufferin & District
Contact's Name: Carol Boeckh
Contact's Phone: 519-941-6431
Contact's Email: carol.boeckh@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca
Website: http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/dufferin

Sat - Nov 25
  Grand Valley Santa Claus Parade

7:00pm to 9:00pm

A traditional Santa Claus parade in downtown Grand Valley.

Sat - Nov 25
  Fundraiser: Bake Sale & Silent Auction

Annual Bake Sale and Silent Auction at Tweedsmuir Presbyterian Church, 6 John St, Orangeville.

On Saturday November 25th from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Come purchase your Christmas baking, with our mix-in-match cookies & squares. There will be pies (fresh & frozen), cakes, jams & pickles.

Find that perfect gift at the Silent Auction.

Free admission

Sun - Nov 26
  "Sing Joy!" Concert

The Dufferin Concert Singers present "Sing Joy!" 

Sun Nov. 26 at 3:30 at Orangeville Christian Reformed Church, 50 Blind Line

Ticket $20 - children under 16 free.

Visit our website for more details thedufferinconcertsingers.com

Sun - Nov 26
  Soup Sisters & Broth Brothers in support of Family Transition Place

5:00pm to 8:00pm at Lavender Blue Catering and Cafe

Please join us for an evening of kitchen camaraderie and delicious soup making, sharing and donating of nutritious "hugs in bowl" in support for the women and children of our Family Tradition Place in Orangeville Sundays at 5:00pm at Lavender Blue Cafe.

This special launch night is $55 per person and it includes chef instruction, the soup, French bread, fresh salad, some wine.

Register online Orangeville@soupsisters.org or contact Lori Robertshaw at soupsisterlori@gmail.com 
or call Lavender Blue Catering at 519-939-3663.

Sun - Nov 26
  The ‘Make Poetry GREAT Again’ Workshop Series

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Learn techniques for livening up your on stage presence in this workshop highlighting spoken word poetry, with Dufferin County Poet Laureate Harry Posner. Bring poems you’ve been itching to share, and become a versifying superstar.

Please register at www.orangevillelibrary.ca or call 519-941-0610.

Sun - Nov 26
  Orangeville Show Chorus with Strings Attached

2:30pm to 4:30pm and 7:30pm to 9:30pm at Westminster United Church

Join the Orangeville Show Chorus, Sweet Adelines International and the Strings Attached Orchestra for a musical extravaganza that should not be missed. 

Contact us for tickets today: Anne: 519-941-2118 or Joanne: 519-584-2118 or via email: chorusmanager@orangevillechorus.com 

More information can be found here.

Mon - Nov 27
  Tween Club @ Mill

4:00pm to 5:00pm

A monthly after school club dedicated to all things tween. Fun DIY activities, games, crafts and more.

This drop-in program requires no registration.

Mon - Nov 27
  Help Your Child Overcome Self-Harm

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Princess Margaret Public School

Learn more about self-harm and why children engage in it as well as how to increase your child’s ability to deal with stress and difficult emotions in healthy ways. Help your child take a mindful approach to recognizing and accepting emotions and situations and finding healthy ways to calm the emotions and comfort themselves.

Mon - Nov 27
  Believe Bags Donation Drop Off 2017

9:00am to 6:00pm

Believe Bags are a non profit community spirited campaign which focuses on mom's facing crisis or short term financial hardships. This year these Christmas gift bags filled with toiletries and gift items will be distributed to mom's through Family Transition Place, Dufferin Child and Family Service, Orangeville food bank and Big Brothers Big sisters of Orangeville. This initiative is 100% local.

More information can be found here.

Tue - Nov 28
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Alder

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.

Tue - Nov 28
  Paws to Read @ Alder

5:00pm to 6:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free. 

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com

Tue - Nov 28
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Alder

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Tue - Nov 28
  Paying for Post-Secondary (Ready to Launch series)

This session is designed to give parents, caregivers, teachers and high school students the information and resources they need to not let money prevent someone from pursuing a post-secondary education. Facilitated by specialists from Georgian College’s Career and Employment Community Services. Free tuition grants go unclaimed each year. This workshop provides an overview of the many options for financial assistance, bursaries, and grants, including how to access them. An opportunity for questions and answers will also be provided.

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Georgian College Orangeville

More information can be found here.

Tue - Nov 28
  Help Your Child Succeed at School: Tutoring Skills for Parents

1:00pm to 3:00pm at Grand Valley Public Library

Do your children hate homework or struggle in class? You can help them improve their grades and be more successful while increasing their confidence and self-esteem. This workshop will provide practical ways to learn how your child learns and provide strategies to help your child in an effective and enjoyable manner.

More information can be found here.

Wed - Nov 29
  The Anger Game: Help You or Your Child Manage Anger

7:00pm to 9:00pm at Parkinson Centennial Public School

Is your child angry or acting out? This workshop will help you teach your children how to manage their emotional responses. We’ll examine coping strategies for anger and stress management for both parents and children. You’ll also learn to recognize your own anger triggers and how to release anger safely so you can lead by example.

You can find more information here.

Wed - Nov 29
  Paws to Read @ Mill

4:30pm to 5:00pm

Children love to cozy up and read to a four legged friend from Therapeutic Paws of 
Canada. Each child reserves a weekly 15 minute time slot to read aloud to a trained therapy dog. Sessions are free. 

Register by email with Cheryl at: cmgatt@hotmail.com 

Thu - Nov 30
  Ready to Read with Everyone @ Mill

10:15am to 11:00am

Share books, rhymes, songs, and a variety of fun activities with your young ones as they develop early literacy skills and a love of books and reading. Drop-in program recommended for 5 years and under.

Thu - Nov 30
  Ready to Read with Babies @ Mill

1:30pm to 2:15pm

Enjoy the fun of knee bounces and tickle rhymes with your baby. Songs, rhymes, and books will help to get your baby excited about getting ready to read. Drop-in program recommended for 1 to 12 months.