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Fri - Feb 09 -- Tue - May 01
  Medieval Family Day

This fun event will include historically-inspired activities for all ages.

- Try on real chainmail and with the Essex Medieval Heritage Society 
- Make Chainmail 

- Make an authentic brass rubbing with Gryphon Medieval Brass Rubbings 
- Build a catapult and Storm the Castle ! 

- Learn how manuscripts were made with Book & Paper Conservation Services 

- Visit the Once Upon and Time exhibit from the Bruce County Museum 


All Ages! No admission fee. Come down and enjoy a magical day with the whole family!

Some of these activities accompany the first of the centre's travelling exhibits - Once Upon a Time. The exhibit is on loan from the Bruce County Museum and provides a comprehensive overview of the medieval era in Europe from 500 to 1500 AD. The Exhibit will close at the end of April.

The new Centre is open Tuesday to Thursday from 11 to 7 and on Fridays and Saturdays from 10 until 4.

Check us out at: https://www.facebook.com/ElginCountyMuseum/
https://twitter.com/EcpmCounty

Wed - May 02
  Support Group - Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease.

Nar-Anon is a fellowship for family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction.

When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among others who understand your problems.

We learn effective coping skills and gain hope and peace of mind.

Our group in St. Thomas meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Centre St. Baptist Church (28 Southwick St.) for one hour.

You are Never Alone!

Wed - May 02
  Caregiver Support Walking Program

Take Time for You - Caregiver Support Walking Program.

Join with other caregivers for a walk and social support. 

Wednesday's at 9:30am at Pinafore Park. Meet at the main pavilion. 

Call VON at 519-637-6408 for more information and to register.

Thu - May 03
  Family Education Series

When people have mental health struggles, their families are significantly affected and will need support, regardless of whether the person is living within or outside the home. Families play a key role in supporting the person through treatment and recovery; therefore, it is important to actively engage with them throughout the process. Providing psychoeducation for families also reduces the stress and disruption within the family unit because they are better able to cope with their loved one's illness, which makes them feel more empowered. 
 
This is a FREE event that does have a limited amount of registration spots. Loved ones must be able to commit to attending all 8 weeks in the educational series. 
 
Who: Any family member, caregiver, or friend living in Elgin County, who is actively supporting someone with mental health struggles
What: Family education series on mental health
Where: To be provided when people register 
When: Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Begins April 12th, ends May 31st)
Why: To provide accessible community-based education and support for family members/caregivers, so they feel empowered to support their loved ones. 

Thu - May 03
  VON Blood Pressure Clinics

VON Free Blood Pressure Clinics are held weekly on Thursday mornings at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre at 225 Chestnut St. from 10 am - 11:30.

Drop in, no appointment necessary.

For more information, call VON 519-637-6408.

Sat - May 05
  Indoor Yard Sale

St. John's Anglican Church (20 Flora St., St. Thomas) is holding an Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm (Porter Hall).

Trinkets, Treasures, Dry Goods, Books & much more!!

Come out & find some new treasures.

 

Sat - May 05
  Fundraiser Fashion Show

The BROW BOSS ...and all that Jazz at 529 Talbot Street presents "...and all that Jazz for Bridges." A licensed fundraiser fashion show with live music, raffle items and great company! Come out on May 5th at 5:00 p.m. for some fun and drinks, while supporting 'Bridges Out of Poverty' of St.Thomas & Elgin.

Sat - May 05
  St. Thomas Stamp Club Information Open House

Have you got a stamp collection you started as a kid or had handed down to you and you're not sure what to do with now?

Are you interested in getting some information about a stamp you have but have no idea where it's from or whether its valuable?

Are you looking for some friendly advice about hobby 'Do's and Don'ts' or the opportunity to just see some displays and talk with other collectors?

If you answered yes to any of that, then bring your stamps or your questions to the St. Thomas Stamp Club's free Information Open House at the St. Thomas Public Library (153 Curtis St) on Saturday, May 5th.

The event will run from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm and club members will be on hand to give you their expert opinions on anything you bring for them to look at or to answer your questions about any aspect of the hobby.

Sat - May 05
  BBQ for the Arthritis Society

Charity BBQ on Saturday, May 5th from 11am - 4pm at Home Hardware (295 Wellington Street) in St. Thomas.  All proceeds will go to the Arthritis Society.

Mon - May 07
  EarlyON Playgroup at St. Thomas Public Library

EarlyON presents a playgroup for children and their parents/caregivers at the St. Thomas Public Library.

Join them for activities, games, toys, crafts, songs, stories, and fun! Ages birth to 6 years.

No registration required.

Every Monday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Ingram Room, Lower Level.

Mon - May 07
  Pathways to Serenity

Are you struggling with your life after the death of a loved one?


Serenity House Hospice invites you to attend Pathways to Serenity an 8 week program designed to help you in your journey. 

 

The program starts Monday, May 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Johns Anglican Church.

Wed - May 09
  Support Group - Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease.

Nar-Anon is a fellowship for family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction.

When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among others who understand your problems.

We learn effective coping skills and gain hope and peace of mind.

Our group in St. Thomas meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Centre St. Baptist Church (28 Southwick St.) for one hour.

You are Never Alone!

Wed - May 09
  Caregiver Support Walking Program

Take Time for You - Caregiver Support Walking Program.

Join with other caregivers for a walk and social support. 

Wednesday's at 9:30am at Pinafore Park. Meet at the main pavilion. 

Call VON at 519-637-6408 for more information and to register.

Wed - May 09
  Elgin WrapAround Fundraiser

The 12th Annual WrapAround Elgin Fundraiser, helping families in Elgin Country.

Celebrating Children's Mental Health Week with a Buffet Lunch & Silent Auction.

It's on Wednesday, May 9th from 11:30 am until 1:00 pm at the CASO Station (750 Talbot)

Advance Tickets: $30/ea or 2/$50


(Can be reserved over the phone)

 

Cash or cheque only.

Info: 519-633-5606

Thu - May 10
  VON Blood Pressure Clinics

VON Free Blood Pressure Clinics are held weekly on Thursday mornings at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre at 225 Chestnut St. from 10 am - 11:30.

Drop in, no appointment necessary.

For more information, call VON 519-637-6408.

Thu - May 10
  Family Education Series

When people have mental health struggles, their families are significantly affected and will need support, regardless of whether the person is living within or outside the home. Families play a key role in supporting the person through treatment and recovery; therefore, it is important to actively engage with them throughout the process. Providing psychoeducation for families also reduces the stress and disruption within the family unit because they are better able to cope with their loved one's illness, which makes them feel more empowered. 
 
This is a FREE event that does have a limited amount of registration spots. Loved ones must be able to commit to attending all 8 weeks in the educational series. 
 
Who: Any family member, caregiver, or friend living in Elgin County, who is actively supporting someone with mental health struggles
What: Family education series on mental health
Where: To be provided when people register 
When: Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Begins April 12th, ends May 31st)
Why: To provide accessible community-based education and support for family members/caregivers, so they feel empowered to support their loved ones. 

Fri - May 11
  Fresh Start Celebration Banquet

On May 11, Fresh Start Support Services is celebrating 30 years of providing hope and a future for women and men facing challenges. There will be a banquet at Faith Church in St. Thomas (345 Fairview Ave.). Tickets are free, but must be reserved by May 7. Our website is www.FSMS.ca; by email: office@fsms.ca; or by calling 519-637-7775. Guests will be given an opportunity to donate to Fresh Start during the evening.

Fri - May 11
  Grab & Go Chicken Divine Dinner

Grab & Go Chicken Divine Dinner 

Date: Friday, May 11th, 2018

Location: New Vision Community Church (38 Aldborough Ave.)

Pick-up 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m..

Pay at door $12.00.

Sat - May 12
  Elvis Comes To St. Thomas

Dealrz Choice Jukebox Duo; Chico Sanchez, and Dylan Marz from Niagara Falls, along with Roy LeBlanc (Elvis) are performing a first-ever 4-hour show at the St. Thomas Legion.

It starts at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 12th in Honor of Mother's Day.

Tickets are $25 and are available at the St. Thomas Legion downstairs canteen bar.

Show how much you love mom and bring her out for a night of awesome music and Elvis Presley!

Sat - May 12
  Walk for Alzheimer's

Walk for Alzheimer's

Date: Saturday, May 12th, 2018

Location: Pinafore Park

Registration 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m..

Walk in the park begins at 10:15 a.m..

Exciting addition of the 5km FUN RUN!

FUN RUN begins at 10:15 a.m. and costs $45 to enter. 

Pre-register for the FUN RUN at https://tinyurl.com/yc3f4wmv

For more information, visit walkforalzheimers.ca.

Sun - May 13
  Mother's Day Breakfast


On Sunday, May 13th you can take part in the Mother's Day Breakfast at the St. Thomas Royal Canadian Legion (24 John St, St. Thomas).

It's from 9:00 am to noon.

Tickets are $9 for adults, and $6 for children ages 6 and under.

Sun - May 13
  Mother's Day Open House

Here's a great way to spend some time with your Mom, wife, sister, that special lady in your life, or the entire family on Mother's Day.

If you live near Dutton, Ont., take the family on a leisurely drive through the countryside to visit the mares and foals at a Standardbred breeding farm!

On Sunday, May 13, Mac Lilley Farms in Dutton, Ont., will be opening their farm to the general public for a special Mother's Day Open House, showcasing their mares, foals, stallions and facilities, providing a great opportunity for people who don't normally have a chance to visit a horse farm to connect with the horses and the people in the Standardbred industry.

This event is FREE to the general public!

Mac Lilley Farms will host their event from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Lilley family, who own and operate Mac Lilley Farms, have been in the business of breeding, training and racing Standardbred horses for over 45 years, with 57 broodmares, of which seven have foals on the ground, and five stallions on site.

Mon - May 14
  EarlyON Playgroup at St. Thomas Public Library

EarlyON presents a playgroup for children and their parents/caregivers at the St. Thomas Public Library.

Join them for activities, games, toys, crafts, songs, stories, and fun! Ages birth to 6 years.

No registration required.

Every Monday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Ingram Room, Lower Level.

Mon - May 14
  Pathways to Serenity

Are you struggling with your life after the death of a loved one?


Serenity House Hospice invites you to attend Pathways to Serenity an 8 week program designed to help you in your journey. 

 

The program starts Monday, May 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Johns Anglican Church.

Tue - May 15 -- Thu - Jun 21
  Sponsoring or Playing: 20th annual Friends of St. Joseph's Golf Tourney

On Thursday, June 21st, the Friends of St. Joseph's will be hosting their 20th annual golf tourney at the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from this tourney go to scholarships for worthy students at St. Joseph's, as well as support for extra-curricular activities at the school. Those who are interested in hole sponsorship or playing in our event should contact Greg Westaway at gandlwestaway@rogers.com or 226 927-0976.

Wed - May 16
  Employment Services Elgin Job Fair

Employment Services Elgin is hosting a Job Fair on Wednesday, May 16th from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m..

Location: Knights of Columbus at 265 Wellington Street

Employers from all job sectors will be attending.

* Bring copies of your resume
* Be prepared for interviews
* Dress for success

Wed - May 16
  Caregiver Support Walking Program

Take Time for You - Caregiver Support Walking Program.

Join with other caregivers for a walk and social support. 

Wednesday's at 9:30am at Pinafore Park. Meet at the main pavilion. 

Call VON at 519-637-6408 for more information and to register.

Wed - May 16
  Support Group - Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease.

Nar-Anon is a fellowship for family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction.

When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among others who understand your problems.

We learn effective coping skills and gain hope and peace of mind.

Our group in St. Thomas meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Centre St. Baptist Church (28 Southwick St.) for one hour.

You are Never Alone!

Thu - May 17
  Family Education Series

When people have mental health struggles, their families are significantly affected and will need support, regardless of whether the person is living within or outside the home. Families play a key role in supporting the person through treatment and recovery; therefore, it is important to actively engage with them throughout the process. Providing psychoeducation for families also reduces the stress and disruption within the family unit because they are better able to cope with their loved one's illness, which makes them feel more empowered. 
 
This is a FREE event that does have a limited amount of registration spots. Loved ones must be able to commit to attending all 8 weeks in the educational series. 
 
Who: Any family member, caregiver, or friend living in Elgin County, who is actively supporting someone with mental health struggles
What: Family education series on mental health
Where: To be provided when people register 
When: Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Begins April 12th, ends May 31st)
Why: To provide accessible community-based education and support for family members/caregivers, so they feel empowered to support their loved ones. 

Thu - May 17
  VON Blood Pressure Clinics

VON Free Blood Pressure Clinics are held weekly on Thursday mornings at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre at 225 Chestnut St. from 10 am - 11:30.

Drop in, no appointment necessary.

For more information, call VON 519-637-6408.

Fri - May 18
5:00 PM
  St. Thomas Seniors Centre BBQ And Dance

On May 18th you can come to the St. Thomas Seniors Centre for a BBQ and dance!

The event will include all your BBQ favourites as well as music by the "BlackStone" band.

Tickets are $15, and it all kicks off at 5:00 pm.

Mon - May 21
  Pathways to Serenity

Are you struggling with your life after the death of a loved one?


Serenity House Hospice invites you to attend Pathways to Serenity an 8 week program designed to help you in your journey. 

 

The program starts Monday, May 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Johns Anglican Church.

Mon - May 21
  EarlyON Playgroup at St. Thomas Public Library

EarlyON presents a playgroup for children and their parents/caregivers at the St. Thomas Public Library.

Join them for activities, games, toys, crafts, songs, stories, and fun! Ages birth to 6 years.

No registration required.

Every Monday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Ingram Room, Lower Level.

Wed - May 23
  Caregiver Support Walking Program

Take Time for You - Caregiver Support Walking Program.

Join with other caregivers for a walk and social support. 

Wednesday's at 9:30am at Pinafore Park. Meet at the main pavilion. 

Call VON at 519-637-6408 for more information and to register.

Wed - May 23
  Support Group - Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease.

Nar-Anon is a fellowship for family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction.

When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among others who understand your problems.

We learn effective coping skills and gain hope and peace of mind.

Our group in St. Thomas meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Centre St. Baptist Church (28 Southwick St.) for one hour.

You are Never Alone!

Thu - May 24
  Family Education Series

When people have mental health struggles, their families are significantly affected and will need support, regardless of whether the person is living within or outside the home. Families play a key role in supporting the person through treatment and recovery; therefore, it is important to actively engage with them throughout the process. Providing psychoeducation for families also reduces the stress and disruption within the family unit because they are better able to cope with their loved one's illness, which makes them feel more empowered. 
 
This is a FREE event that does have a limited amount of registration spots. Loved ones must be able to commit to attending all 8 weeks in the educational series. 
 
Who: Any family member, caregiver, or friend living in Elgin County, who is actively supporting someone with mental health struggles
What: Family education series on mental health
Where: To be provided when people register 
When: Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Begins April 12th, ends May 31st)
Why: To provide accessible community-based education and support for family members/caregivers, so they feel empowered to support their loved ones. 

Thu - May 24
  VON Blood Pressure Clinics

VON Free Blood Pressure Clinics are held weekly on Thursday mornings at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre at 225 Chestnut St. from 10 am - 11:30.

Drop in, no appointment necessary.

For more information, call VON 519-637-6408.

Fri - May 25
  Almighty Roast Beef Supper

Almighty Roast Beef Supper at St. John's Anglican Church (20 Flora St.) in St. Thomas on Friday, May 25th, 2018 from 5pm to 7pm. Ticket sales begin at 2:30pm.
Adults $12.00, Children 5 to 12 years $5.00.
Eat In or Take Out Available.
Come out & Enjoy a wonderful meal.
For more information, contact 519-631-7368.

Sat - May 26
  10th Annual Lynhurst Community Yard Sale

We will be holding our annual Community Yard/Garage Sales on Saturday, May 26th!

RAIN OR SHINE!!

If you want IT - if you've been looking for IT - then IT will probably be for sale here - Whatever your IT is!

THIS YEAR MARKS OUR 10TH YEAR, SO LET'S MAKE IT SPECIAL! 7 AM start - mark the time!

Last year we had over 200 families from McBain Line and James Line to Crescent Ave and Lynhurst Park Drive (and all points in between) participate! 

Come to the west end of St. Thomas on May 26th from 7AM - 1PM [NO EARLYBIRDS!!!]

Sat - May 26
  Spring Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Spring Yard Sale and Bake Sale

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. noon

Location: Trinity Anglican Church (55 Southwick Street, corner of Wellington and Southwick)

Pet blessing at 9:30 a.m..

BBQ items for sale too.

We are collecting items for our sale. If you have any items you would like to donate, please bring them to the church basement. 

 

Sat - May 26
  Charity Yard Sale

5th Annual Charity Yard Sale for the Brain Tumour Foundation.
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. noon
Lego, Paw Patrol, Dinky cars and so, so much more!!
Andie and Evan are raising money to give to the Brain Tumour Foundation in honour of their cousin, who had a brain tumour at the age of 4!
Join us on May 26th and help us raise money for a great cause.

Sun - May 27
  Free Outdoor Family Movie Night

Fellowship Church is hosting an outdoor family movie night on Saturday, May 27, behind the church (641 Elm St.) building. Popcorn and drink will be provided. Bring the whole family along with chairs and blankets for a movie under the stars. This is a free event. We will be accepting donations to St.Thomas YWCA.

Sun - May 27
  Walk For Guide Dogs

Walk For Guide Dogs
Date: Sunday, May 27, 2018
1:30 p.m.: Registration
2:00 p.m.: Walk begins
Location: Port Stanley Legion Park
A project of the Port Stanley Lioness Club
Call 519-782-4308 for more information.

Mon - May 28
  Pathways to Serenity

Are you struggling with your life after the death of a loved one?


Serenity House Hospice invites you to attend Pathways to Serenity an 8 week program designed to help you in your journey. 

 

The program starts Monday, May 7th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at St. Johns Anglican Church.

Mon - May 28
  EarlyON Playgroup at St. Thomas Public Library

EarlyON presents a playgroup for children and their parents/caregivers at the St. Thomas Public Library.

Join them for activities, games, toys, crafts, songs, stories, and fun! Ages birth to 6 years.

No registration required.

Every Monday from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. in the Ingram Room, Lower Level.

Wed - May 30
  Caregiver Support Walking Program

Take Time for You - Caregiver Support Walking Program.

Join with other caregivers for a walk and social support. 

Wednesday's at 9:30am at Pinafore Park. Meet at the main pavilion. 

Call VON at 519-637-6408 for more information and to register.

Wed - May 30
  Support Group - Addiction is a Family Disease

Addiction is a Family Disease.

Nar-Anon is a fellowship for family and friends whose lives have been affected by someone else's addiction.

When you come into the family group you are no longer alone, but among others who understand your problems.

We learn effective coping skills and gain hope and peace of mind.

Our group in St. Thomas meets every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at the Centre St. Baptist Church (28 Southwick St.) for one hour.

You are Never Alone!

Thu - May 31
  VON Blood Pressure Clinics

VON Free Blood Pressure Clinics are held weekly on Thursday mornings at the St. Thomas Seniors Centre at 225 Chestnut St. from 10 am - 11:30.

Drop in, no appointment necessary.

For more information, call VON 519-637-6408.

Thu - May 31
  Family Education Series

When people have mental health struggles, their families are significantly affected and will need support, regardless of whether the person is living within or outside the home. Families play a key role in supporting the person through treatment and recovery; therefore, it is important to actively engage with them throughout the process. Providing psychoeducation for families also reduces the stress and disruption within the family unit because they are better able to cope with their loved one's illness, which makes them feel more empowered. 
 
This is a FREE event that does have a limited amount of registration spots. Loved ones must be able to commit to attending all 8 weeks in the educational series. 
 
Who: Any family member, caregiver, or friend living in Elgin County, who is actively supporting someone with mental health struggles
What: Family education series on mental health
Where: To be provided when people register 
When: Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 8:30pm (Begins April 12th, ends May 31st)
Why: To provide accessible community-based education and support for family members/caregivers, so they feel empowered to support their loved ones.