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Tue - Jun 05 -- Fri - Aug 24
  Port Bruce - An Exhibit

The next exhibit at the Aylmer-Malahide Museum will look at the history of Port Bruce, the harbour, significant, buildings, and landmarks. It will also look at the history of swimwear and feature examples of swimwear from the 1880s-1950s from our collection. The exhibit will run from May 14th until August 24th . Activities and prizes for children!

Tue - Jun 05 -- Thu - Jul 05
  Elgin Gleaners

We pick fruit from your trees and put them to good use!

We are looking for fruit trees in St. Thomas and Elgin County to take part in our fruit tree program.  If your property has a fruit tree, let us know!  

We will send a team to harvest your tree for you and you'll get a share of the fruit.  The rest will be shared among volunteers and food programs for those in need.  

We are also looking for volunteers to help with the harvesting and picking of fruit trees.  

For more information please contact 1-800-461-0954 or 519-631-9800 or elgingleaners@ywcastthomaselgin.org

Sun - Jul 01
  Pinafore Fireworks

Pinafore Park Canada Day Celevreation

There will be no entry into Pinafore Park after 8:30pm.Parking is available within walking distance at Memorial Arena, 80 Wilson Ave., Parkside Collegiate, John Wise Public School and theSt. Thomas Curling Club, Parkside Drive.******Traffic will only be permitted to exit out of Emslie Field after the fireworks are over due to the foot traffic at the front of the park.

8am – 12pmLions Club Pancake Breakfast $5.00 - Adults ,$3.00 - Between 4-12, Free - Under 4 years

Music & Entertainment from 11 am – 10 pm

11am – 12pm Derrick Drover Band (various)

12pm Ceremony (O Canada) Dignitary speeches,Council handing out free Canada Day sugar cookies

12:30pm – 1pm Derrick Drover Band (various)

1pm – 2pm Minion Bob and Minion Kevintaking photos

2pm – 3:30pm Snow Queen Elsa from Frozen signingautographs and taking photos fromMy Perfect Princess Party

3pm – 4pm Dotsy’s craft table and Balloon twisting clown

4pm – 5pm Little Ray’s Reptile Zoo Presentation

5pm – 6pm Amazing Corbin Magic Show Stage Performance

5pm – 6:30pm Meet the Avengers (take a photo with Iron Man,Thor and Captain America)from A1 Hero Party Performers

6:30pm – 7:30pm The Weathered (various)

8pm – 9:30pm The Smokin Bass Band (various)

Spectacular Fireworks Display10pm - Courtesy of the St. Thomas Kinsmen Club! Goodwill donations will be collected by the Kinsmen Club. Fireworks will be set off on Emslie eld with the viewing area inside Pinafore Park.There is no entry or viewing permitted inside Emslie eld.
95 Elm Street, St. ThomasFireworks Viewing Area6-10pm Beer Garden

Mon - Jul 02
  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 - Jul 04
  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 - Jul 04
  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 - Jul 05
  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 - Jul 06
  Summer Sizzle Dinner & Dance

Summer Sizzle Dinner & Dance at St. John's Anglican Church (20 Flora St.) in St. Thomas on Friday, July 6th, 2018.
Doors open at 6:30pm, BBQ Dinner at 7pm, Dance at 8pm to 50s, 60s, 70s & 80s favourites by DJ "JJ".
Bar, Draws and loads of fun.
$15.00 advance, $17.00 at the door.
For more information or tickets, contact 519-631-7368.

Mon - Jul 09
  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 - Jul 11
  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 - Jul 11
  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 - Jul 11
  St. Thomas Seniors' Picnic in the Park

Annual Seniors' Picnic in the Park, sponsored by the City of St. Thomas and the County of Elgin, is on Wednesday, July 11th from 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m at Pinafore Park in St. Thomas.
Free admission, prize draws, entertainment, classic cars, music, vendors, food available to purchase or bring your lawn chair and lunch. More information, contact VON at 519-637-6408.

Wed - Jul 11
  Taize Services

Taize Services at St. John's Anglican Church (20 Flora St.) in St. Thomas.
The event is the first (1st) Wednesday of each month from June to December starting at 7pm. All Welcome!
A time of music and reflection, occasionally by candlelight or outdoors (weather permitting).
Refreshments & fellowship following the service.

Thu - Jul 12
  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 - Jul 13
  Mindfulness Meditation

VON is offering a six-week Mindfulness Meditation program for anyone grieving the death of a loved one.  The program will run on Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the VON office.  Please pre-register as space is limited!  Free program!

Date: July 13th until August 24th

Pre-register by calling Becky at 519637-6408 ext. 222.

Sat - Jul 14
  Bowling for Boobs Charity BBQ

A kick-off event for the Bowling for Boobs Charity with hotdogs, hamburgers, pop, chips, cookies, and all the trimmings at Home Hardware on Saturday, July 14th from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.. There will be a dunk tank, pie throw, and fun events for all, with all proceeds going to the Breast Cancer Society of Canada.

Sun - Jul 15
  Outdoor Art Show & Wine Celebration

'Off The Wall...and Off The Vine' Art Show at the Quai du Vin Estate Winery on Sunday, July 15, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Enjoy a delightful summer day filled with creative art, excellent wine, craft beer, and local savoury food. Over 50 local and regional artists will be displaying original art for sale. Free admission and parking. An event not to be missed!

Sun - Jul 15
  Off The Wall and Off The Vine Art Show

'Off The Wall...and Off The Vine Art Show to be held at the Quai du Vin Estate Winery on Sunday, July 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m..  Over 50 artists displaying their original art for sale. More information at http://offthewallartshow.com

Mon - Jul 16
  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 - Jul 16 -- Fri - Jul 20
  SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2018

Fridge Door Live Theatre Company brings Summer Theatre Camp back to St. Thomas for three available weeks in 2018. Youth will be involved in theatre development activities while preparing a short play with music for the Friday night performance.  Register at www.FridgeDoorLive.com

Wed - Jul 18
  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 - Jul 18
  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 - Jul 19
  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 - Jul 20
  Christmas in July

 

The St. Thomas Seniors Centre is celebrating Christmas in July on Friday July 20th.  

They're having a full turkey dinner complete with all the trimmings.  There will also be entertainment from the Bridlington Road Band.

The dinner begins at 5 p.m.  

Tickets are $15

Fri - Jul 20
  Heavenly Ham & Scallop Potato Dinner

 

 St. John's Anglican Church is having a heavenly ham & scallop potato dinner on Friday July 20th.  The dinner runs from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  Ticket sales begin at 2:30 p.m.  

Dinner is $12 for adults and $5 for kids 5 to 12.

Eat in or take out is available.  

Fri - Jul 20
  Mindfulness Meditation

VON is offering a six-week Mindfulness Meditation program for anyone grieving the death of a loved one.  The program will run on Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the VON office.  Please pre-register as space is limited!  Free program!

Date: July 13th until August 24th

Pre-register by calling Becky at 519637-6408 ext. 222.

Mon - Jul 23
  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 - Jul 23 -- Wed - Jul 25
  Pride Week

 

The St. Thomas - Elgin Rainbow Alliance is celebrating Pride Week in St. Thomas with multiple events in St. Thomas and Elgin County.  

Monday July 23rd: 
Pride Flag Raising at Aylmer Town Hall @ 10:00a.m. 
Pride Flag Raising at St Thomas Town Hall @ 1:00p.m.
    
Wednesday July 25th: 
BBQ & Pride Flag Raising at West Elgin Community Health Centre @ 12:30p.m.
    
Friday July 27th: 
Pride Family BBQ at Pinafore park @11:30 a.m. FOOD, CRAFTS AND FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! 

Mon - Jul 23 -- Fri - Jul 27
  SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2018

Fridge Door Live Theatre Company brings Summer Theatre Camp back to St. Thomas for three available weeks in 2018. Youth will be involved in theatre development activities while preparing a short play with music for the Friday night performance.  Register at www.FridgeDoorLive.com

Tue - Jul 24
  Euchre Club

 

St. John's Anglican Church holds a Euchre Club every Tuesday from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. 

The club is free however free will offerings are acceped.  Light snacks available.

Come out, enjoy the fun & meet new people.

For more information, contact:  519-631-7368.

Wed - Jul 25
  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 - Jul 25
  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 - Jul 26
  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 - Jul 27
  Mindfulness Meditation

VON is offering a six-week Mindfulness Meditation program for anyone grieving the death of a loved one.  The program will run on Fridays from 10:00 am - 11:30 am at the VON office.  Please pre-register as space is limited!  Free program!

Date: July 13th until August 24th

Pre-register by calling Becky at 519637-6408 ext. 222.

Sat - Jul 28
  Movie Under the Stars

 

Fellowship Church is showing the LEGO Movie out under the stars on July 28th.  The movie begins at 8:30pm. 

FREE admission...FREE popcorn 

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets.  The movie will be shown inside if it's raining. 

Sat - Jul 28
  Animal Rescue Fundraiser

In support of our local animal rescues, JettaJacks is working to bring Elgin's largest dog event to benefit Animal rescues for our County.
Paws-itively Elgin will take place on July 28th at Springwater Conservation Area. We are taking over the WHOLE day area! 
Your are going to able to seen ONTARIO DOCK DOGS in action, AGILITY DOGS Running their courses, you too will be able to give your dog the chance to try all the events that are coming. We have even MORE Dog Sporting activities to come. Food, Prizes, Draws, Entertainment, Family activities to last the day. 
Proceeds will be set up to assist our Local Rescues. 
Come out to SUPPORT your own Dog Rescue that you love and follow here in Elgin County.
If you are looking to help us with: sponsorship, vendor booths, volunteering, etc. PLEASE contact us at; info@pawsitivelyelgin.com

Mon - Jul 30
  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 - Jul 30 -- Fri - Aug 03
  SUMMER THEATRE CAMP 2018

Fridge Door Live Theatre Company brings Summer Theatre Camp back to St. Thomas for three available weeks in 2018. Youth will be involved in theatre development activities while preparing a short play with music for the Friday night performance.  Register at www.FridgeDoorLive.com