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Fri - Nov 17 -- Mon - Dec 18
  Paramedic Toy/Food Drive

Our County of Simcoe Paramedic Services Alliston Toy/Food Drive is underway.  We will be collecting new unwrapped toys and non perishable food items along the Alliston, Beeton, Tottenham and Lisle parade routes.  Look for the ambulance in the parade and hand the items to one of our paramedics.  Toys and food can also be dropped off at either our Alliston or Beeton ambulance stations.  What ever we collect locally stays locally and will be distributed to local charities and organizations.  Every year our toy/food drive gets bigger but so does the need by others.  Thank you and have a safe and happy holiday season! :)

 

https://www.simcoe.ca/paramedicservices/Pages/Toy-Drive.aspx

Sat - Nov 25 -- Sun - Dec 10
  "Sing Joy!"

The New Tecumseth Singers and The Dufferin Concert Singers present "Sing Joy".
Sat. Nov 25 at 7:30 at Knox Presbyterian Church, Alliston
Sun. Nov 26 at 3:30 at Orangeville Christian Reformed Church, 50 Blind Line
Sunday Dec. 10 at 3:30 at St. John's United Church, Creemore
Tickets $20 - children under 16 free
Visit our websites for more details thenewtecumsethsingers.com  or thedufferinconcertsingers.com

Tue - Nov 28 -- Mon - Jan 15
  Regional Spelling Bee Innisfil/Barrie and Area

Kempenfelt Bay School, Innisfil Barrie and Area Regional Spelling Bee March 3, 2018 
-Proudly presented by Oxford Learning Barrie South and hosted by Kempenfelt Bay School.

Registration is open now through January 15, 2018. The Regional Spelling Bee event will take place on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Kempenfelt Bay School (2145 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil).

Who can participate? All students in the Barrie, Simcoe County Area from the Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Independent School Board, and Home Schools meeting these age categories as of December 31, 2017: 
Primary 6-8 (born in 2009 through 2011) Competition is at 9 a.m. 
Junior 9-11 (born in 2006 through 2008) Competition is at approx 12 p.m. 
Intermediate 12-14 (born in 2003 through 2005) Competition is at approx 2 p.m.

Registration costs $45 per student. For families and students facing financial barriers, consider contacting YouthReach. www.youthreach.ca/apply (YouthReach, a local not-for-profit dedicated to assisting youth and families facing financial barriers, has partnered with our Chapter)

Registration can be completed online, in person, or by mail:

www.spellingbeeofcanada.ca/register

Kempenfelt Bay School, 2145 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil ON (across from South Simcoe Police station) - Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm daily

Mail registration and cheque/money order (payable Spelling Bee of Canada) to Kempenfelt Bay School, 2145 Innisfil Beach Road, Innisfil ON L9S 4B9

Fri - Dec 01 -- Sun - Dec 10
  “Christmas Jazz”

It was a tradition in Alliston for 25 years up until a few years ago and the name “Christmas Jazz” has become somewhat of a brand in Alliston.

 

Well it’s back !!!

This year Christmas Jazz will again bring the spirit of Christmas and jazz to Alliston.

 

The concert will be presented at the Nottawasaga Inn’s Bordeaux Ballroom December 10th at 7:00.

Tickets are $25.00 for adults and $10.00 for students.

They are available:

-          at the Modern Conservatory of Music, 78 Victoria Street East, Alliston, 4:00 – 9:00 Monday – Thursday, (705)435-0161:

-          at the door

-          or contact me

o        cell (705)434-7458, call or text

o        email andy@modernmusic.ca

 

The line up is impressive!

Russ Little         Trombone

                        Toured with the Count Basie Orchestra, rock group Lighthouse, writes music for all kind of TV shows and commercials

Pat Labarbera   Saxophone

                        Toured with Buddy Rich and has played with dozens of the worlds top jazz players

John MacLeod  Trumpet

                        Toured with the Boss Brass and is the Leader of his own Big Band

Dave Young      Bass

                        Toured with Oscar Peterson and has played with dozens of jazz icons

Ted Warren       Drums

                        Toured with the Boss Brass and is one of Canada’as top jazz drummers

Andy Harasymczuk

                        Guitar

Fri - Dec 01 -- Sun - Dec 10
  The Christmas Story - The Musical

In this hilarious musical, Nine year old Ralphie Parker wants one thing for Christmas, and one thing only: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine Action BB Gun. There's only one problem: everyone else is convinced he'll shoot his eye out! Undeterred, he begins his saga of convincing all the necessary players, from his sweet but protective Mother, to his straightlaced teacher, Miss Shields, all the way to Santa Claus himself, that he needs that gun for the protection of his loved ones, and maybe even a little cowboy glory to call his own. Filled with quirky and lovable characters, this zany, heartfelt, and nostalgic musical is as delightful as the biggest, shiniest present under the tree on Christmas morning.
There are 8 shows located at Shelburne's Grace Tippling Hall. 8 PM Evening performances Dec 1,2,8,9th and 2 PM Matinee performances Dec 2, 3 9, 10th. Tickets can be purchased at http://lpstageproductionsinc.com or at the door.

Sat - Dec 02
  Annual OPP Stuff a Cruiser with the Alliston Lions

On Saturday Dec 2nd we will be having our Annual Toy Drive with the OPP and Alliston Lions Club - collecting toys for children up to age 9 and collecting cash for children older than 9. We will be at Giant Tiger/ Canadian Tire/Walmart on Sat Dec 2nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Sat - Dec 02
  NAOMI BRISTOW'S HOMESPUN CHRISTMAS CONCERT

If one wants to get into the Christmas spirit, the opportunity is here. On Dec. 2nd country singer Naomi Bristow will bring her Homespun Christmas Concert to Beeton. The concert will be a mix of Christmas songs, gospel and a little old country music. Where? At the Beeton Trinity United Church located at 37 Centre St. N.in Beeton.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. with the opening group Churchville Park.

Naomi is a local Beeton girl, now 20 yrs. old, who has been on the concert scene starting at a very young age. Naomi has travelled across Canada & the U.S. performing at concerts & festivals for thousads of pepole as well as TV performances. A concert where Naomi is performing is one not to miss.

Tickets are $20 for adults. Children 12 & under are free. Tickets are available at Tottenham Home Hardware, Foodland in Beeton & Mike's Family Restaurant in Alliston or call 905-729-2836.

Sat - Dec 02
  Annual OPP Stuff a Cruiser with the Alliston Lions

On Saturday Dec 2nd we will be having our Annual Toy Drive with the OPP and Alliston Lions Club - collecting toys for children up to age 9 and collecting cash for children older than 9. We will be at Giant Tiger/ Canadian Tire/Walmart on Sat Dec 2nd from 9:00am to 3:30pm

Sat - Dec 02
  Christmas Arts & Crafts Sale

Bond Head & District Lions Club invites you to attend our 3rd annual CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS SALE on Saturday, December 2nd at the Bond Head Community Hall on Hwy #27, from 9:00am till 2:00am. A pancake breakfast & chili lunch are available.  FREE ADMISSION! Forty local artisans & crafters. Homemade, one of a kind, unique items for your Christmas shopping.  A wide variety of baking, knitting, sewing, crocheting, beading, wooden bowls, cutting boards & toys, jewelry, nutcrackers, ornaments, decorations & much more.  Come & enjoy the sights, sounds, aromas & tastes of the season.

Sun - Dec 03
  Christmas Hallelujah! - A Musical Presentation

Christmas Hallelujah! - A Musical Presentation by Knox Choir & Friends
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church
936572 Airport Rd., Mulmur
December 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Free Will Offering

Sun - Dec 03
  Children's Christmas Party at the Alliston Legion

Alliston Legion Children's Christmas Party -Open to the Public. A great fun afternoon with light refreshments - hot chocolate/hot dogs snacks - arts and crafts making - writing letters to Santa- a visit with Santa Sun Dec 3rd from 1:00 -3:00 FREE

Tue - Dec 05
  Adjala-Tos Firefighter Food Drive

Adjala-Tos Station 1 will be having their annual Food Drive to collect food items for the Alliston Lions Christmas Hamper program - we will be collecting food on the night of Dec 5th from 6:30 -9:30pm in Everett and area -if you wish to donate but can't be home please leave a light on and the food outside your front door

Tue - Dec 05
  Monthly Quilt Guild Meeting

"Quilting Corners" Quilt Guild Meeting: Join us for our fun and informative meeting the first Tuesday of every month (except January) at 7:00 pm, Shilton Hall, St. John's United Church, 56 Victoria Street, Alliston (opposite Shopper's Drug Mart): Quilting demos, presentations, contests, workshops, community outreach. Guests and new members (all levels, including novices) welcome. Annual membership fee is $35, guests pay $5 per evening. www.aqcguild.edublogs.org  quiltingcorners@gmail.com

Tue - Dec 05
10:00 AM
  Lively Tales
Weekly program with interactive stories, songs, puppets, parachute play and a simple craft. Adults attend to encourage participation. Seven weeks free. Call 705-435-5651 to preregister. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Alliston Memorial Library 17 Victoria St. E., Alliston ON, L9R 1T3
Sat - Dec 09
  Festive Spirit A Daniel Panetta Concert

Dec. 9 Tottenham United Church 7:30pm. Festive Spirit A Daniel Panetta Concert. Come join us for a seasonal concert with internationallly acclaimed singer Daniel Panetta. Seasonal Stories, singalong and refreshments. 20.00 per ticket. Call 905-936-3091 for tickets

Tue - Dec 12
10:00 AM
  Lively Tales
Weekly program with interactive stories, songs, puppets, parachute play and a simple craft. Adults attend to encourage participation. Seven weeks free. Call 705-435-5651 to preregister. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Alliston Memorial Library 17 Victoria St. E., Alliston ON, L9R 1T3
Thu - Dec 14
  Seniors Crafting Program

The New Tecumseth Seniors Crafting Program offered by CONTACT Community Services will be holding a FREE crafting workshop. Come and enjoy a day of Christmas crafting on Thursday December 14th from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. Anyone can come out to socialize and have fun! Contact Melisa at 705-435-4900 ext. 201 to register

Fri - Dec 15
  A Christmas Presentation of God Here With Us

A Christmas Presentation for the whole family. Presented by 1:11 Ministries. A dynamic team of dancers, speakers, and musicians, 1:11 aims to reveal The Christmas Story  through our unique and powerful mix of message and medium. Visit www.standrewanglican.ca to purchase your tickets today. Adults $15 children under 16yrs are free. Dec 15, 2017

Sat - Dec 16
  Special Holiday Storytime!

An extra special holiday storytime. Saturday, Dec 16th at 11:00am. Drop in for holiday fun, songs, stories and a craft.  All ages welcome.  At the Base Borden Public and Military Library, Bldg E-102, 41 Kapyong Rd.  Across from the Canex.

Sun - Dec 17
  Christmas Hallelujah! - A Musical Presentation

Christmas Hallelujah! - A Musical Presentation by Knox Choir & Friends
Knox Presbyterian Church
160 King St. S.
Alliston, ON
December 17th at 7:30 pm
Free Will Offering

Mon - Dec 18 -- Tue - Jan 02
  12th Night Celebration Bonfire

Join the Rotary Club of Alliston for our Annual 12th Night Celebration Bonfire at the Rotary Pool Parking area in Riverdale Park. We will be selling $.25 hotdogs and hot chocolate just like we did when we started over 20 years ago. Fire will be started at 6:30 pm. People can drop off tree at the Rotary Pool starting Jan 2, 2018.

Tue - Dec 19
10:00 AM
  Lively Tales
Weekly program with interactive stories, songs, puppets, parachute play and a simple craft. Adults attend to encourage participation. Seven weeks free. Call 705-435-5651 to preregister. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Alliston Memorial Library 17 Victoria St. E., Alliston ON, L9R 1T3
Tue - Dec 26
10:00 AM
  Lively Tales
Weekly program with interactive stories, songs, puppets, parachute play and a simple craft. Adults attend to encourage participation. Seven weeks free. Call 705-435-5651 to preregister. Drop-ins welcome, space permitting. Alliston Memorial Library 17 Victoria St. E., Alliston ON, L9R 1T3