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Thu - Nov 01
  Handbags for Hospice

Serenity House Hospice is holding Handbags for Hospice event on Thursday November 1st at the CASO Station in St. Thomas.

Doors open at 6:30pm

Tickets 50.00 and available through eventbrite.com

Thu - Nov 01
  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 - Nov 03
  Union Bazaar

 

Union Community Centre Christmas Bazaar is happening on November 3rd from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Toonie table, many Craft Vendors, Bake table and light lunch.  

Sat - Nov 03
  Milestones Children''s Centre Shopping Event

 

We are hosting our 5th Annual Shopping Event on Saturday November 3rd from 9 a.m to 10 p.m. 

There will be more than 25 vendors, a raffle table and a door prize.
 
The event is free and open to everyone. 

Milestones Children's Centre 5 Shaw Valley Drive in St.Thomas. 

Sat - Nov 03
  Winterberry Food Fair

 

Bayham United Church is hosting Winterberry Food Fair on Saturday November 3rd from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

There will be cabbage rolls, fruit, meat and shepherd's pie, preserves, baked goods, crafts for your kitchen.

Lunch available and a tasting Room


Sat - Nov 03
  Central United Church Bazaar

 

Saturday, November 3th. 8:00-12:30p.m.
135 Wellington St., St. Thomas

Baking, Gift Baskets, Harvest Deli, Silent Auction, Christmas Shop & Arrangements, Books and more.  Coffee & Muffins 8 a.m., Soup and Sandwich Lunch at 11 a.m., Interac Machine, Wheelchair accessible

Info 519-631-3503

Sun - Nov 04
  Christmas Country Craft Show and Sale

 

The ever popular Christmas Country Craft Show and Sale will be held at the Masonic Centre of Elgin on Fruit Ridge Line. 

The show is running from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Masonic Centre of Elgin.

There will be over 35 vendors with all handmade, original and unique products.   Featuring local handicrafters, artists, photographers and artisans it's your best bet to find a unique and original gift or just something for yourself.  Bring your family, bring your friends and help support our local talent. 

Free admission and lots of parking.

Mon - Nov 05
  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.

Tue - Nov 06
  Marijuana Information Night

The Southwold Community Policing Association and the Elgin OPP present a Community Information Night - no cost, all are welcome.

Marijuana is now legalized - but many questions exist? What are the legal implications? How does it affect my teen/tween? Can it be used medically?

For some answers to these questions, come out to the Keystone Complex in Shedden on TUESDAY NOV. 6TH.

For more information view https://www.facebook.com/events/704029673292011/

Wed - Nov 07
  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 - Nov 08
  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 - Nov 09
  GRAB & GO Chicken Divine Dinner

 

New Vision Community Church is having a GRAB & Go Chicken Divine Dinner on Friday, November 9.

Tickets are available at the door for $13.  The dinner runs from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. 

Fri - Nov 09 -- Sun - Nov 11
  St.Thomas Art Guild Show & Sale

The ST. THOMAS ART GUILD invites you to their 12TH Annual Show & Sale this November 9th to the 11th at the beautiful CASO Station at 750 Talbot Street in St. Thomas Ontario.

A wide range of mediums, styles, sizes, and prices of original art by our many talented artists. Choose from a unique variety of one-of-a-kind pieces that will enhance your home or select that perfect gift for someone special.

Admittance is free, meet the artists, and enjoy beautiful art by our creative local group.

Fri.Nov.9: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Sat.Nov.10: 10 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Sun.Nov.11: 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.
More info www.stthomasartguild.com

Sat - Nov 10
  Christmas Carol Bazaar

 

Trinity Anglican Church is hosting a Christmas Carol Bazaar on Saturday November 10th.  

There will be baked goods, breakfast and lunch, preserves and jams, deli, keepers table, silent auction, knitting, sewing, children's table and christmas decor and crafts. 

 

It's running from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.  

Sun - Nov 11
  Family Fun Fest

 

HOPE Outreach in St. Thomas is hosting their 3rd Annual 'FAMILY FUN FEST FOF HOPE EVENT' for grief awareness. (Calling ALL Superheroes and Princesses!!!) 

When: Sunday, Nov 11th from 1 p.m.- 4:30pm at the Doug Tarry room of the Joe Thornton Community Center.

The event is a super fun event for families with Games, prizes, face painting, treats, Costume contest (Best super hero constume wins a prize)

Also there is a 'Free Skate' with the Super Heroes and princesses.

 

Mon - Nov 12
  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.

Tue - Nov 13
  Music Care for the Bereaved

Music Care allows for self expression and improves quality of life for those affected by grief.  VON has partnered with Studio Arts Rock School to offer a unique opportunity for bereaved clients to participate in spontaneous music making experiences. 

Join them on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at Studio Arts from 9:30-10:30 am. 

Please pre-register with VON.  Free program!

Wed - Nov 14
  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 - Nov 14
  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 - Nov 15
  24th Anniversary Celebration

 

The St.Thomas Seniors Centre is celebrating their 24th Anniversary with a Roast Beef Dinner & Dance with DJ Gord Michie and a Silent Auction.

Dinner 5pm Dance to follow

Tickets are $15 in advance

Thu - Nov 15
  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 - Nov 15
  Quartermania

 

The Port Stanley Lioness club is holding Quartermania from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. at the Port Stanley.  The event is an Auction and House Party all in one.

Doors open at 6:00.

Your $5.00 admission includes a bidding paddle

You must be +18 to attend.

Fri - Nov 16 -- Sat - Dec 01
  West Elgin Home for Christmas Shopping Event

This year from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1, you can enter draws at over 40 locations in Rodney, New Glasgow, West Lorne, and Eagle! Each location will have a poster displayed indicating they are involved with this great shop local initiative. The poster will also list all of the participating locations you can visit! 

Be sure to enter draws while picking up library books, visiting the pharmacy, getting your car tuned, purchasing groceries, seeking a necessary tool for a do-it-yourself project, having Fido groomed, or visiting any of our unique shops! 

As part of Home for Christmas, don't miss the three special Saturday events! First, on Nov 17, visit t he Eagle Shores Artisans Show in the Eagle Community Centre. Don't forget to fill out draw ballots while there between 10AM and 3PM. 

Then on Nov 24th, be sure to stop in at the West Elgin Legion's Christmas Bazaar between 8AM to 4PM. 

And rounding out this great community event, head to the Rodney Legion for their Christmas Vendors Bazaar on Dec 1st from 9AM to 3PM. 

What could be better over two weeks? Watch our local Santa Claus parades, go to an artisans' show, enter draws for chances to win over 40 prizes, and show your support of our local businesses! 

Enter draws as often as you wish! Winners will be notified a few days after the end of the event. 

Fri - Nov 16 -- Sat - Nov 17
  Aylmer Museum Christmas Tour of Homes

 

The Aylmer-Museum Volunteers' Christmas Tour of Homes. Friday November 16: 6:30 p.m -10 p.m. and Saturday November 17, 1 p.m -9 p.m.

Tickets $20. Available at the Aylmer Museum 14 East St. Aylmer. 519-773-9723.

Tour 4 distinctive homes decorated for Christmas and see the museum exhibit "Schooldays in Aylmer and Malahide".

Sat - Nov 17
  MS Two of a Kind Craft & Vendor Show

 

Visit Heritage Garden Gallery at 6867 Wellington Road in between St. Thomas and London on Saturday, November 17th from 10AM to 4PM for the MS Two of a Kind Show.

This unique vendor show hosts over 50 crafters and artisans from the London region, showcasing one-of-a-kind, handmade items with 10% of all sales, and 100% of admission being donated to the MS Society of Canada, South West Ontario Chapter!

There will be two food trucks will be on-site

$3.00 per person or $5.00 per family! 

Sat - Nov 17
  Optimist Club of St. Thomas Santa Claus Parade

 

The Optimist Club of St. Thomas Santa Claus Parade is taking place on November 17th.  The parade's theme is "The Railway City: Clear the Tracks here comes Santa."

The parade will follow the usual route west on Talbot Street from First Ave to Elgin Street.  

The parade begins at 6 p.m.

Sat - Nov 17
  The Holly Fair

The Holly Fair at First United Church - November 17th 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Cafe, Country Store, Holiday Entertaining, Crafter's Corner, Bake Shop, Kid's Corner, Book Store, Attic Treasures, Blind Auction and Door Prizes

Sat - Nov 17 -- Sun - Nov 18
  Christmas Bazaar

 

A Christmas Bazaar is happening on November 17th and 18th at the Masonic hall.  It's running from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m each day.

Wide variety of vendors. Admission is FREE! Non perishable or pet food donations are appreciated.

Sat - Nov 17
  Horton Farmers Market Christmas Market

 

The annual Christmas Market at the Horton Farmer's Market is taking place on November 17th.  There will be lots of new vendors offering wooden crafts, metal signs, baked goods, produce and the whole market has the Christmas feel to it.  A great place to get a head start on your christmas shopping.  Santa will be stopping by.   

Sun - Nov 18
  Christmas In Porter Hall

St. John's Anglican Church is hosting Christmas in Porter Hall from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Come & get a head start on your shopping.  Knitting, Attic Treasures, Crafts, Preserves, Baked Goods, Draws & so much more.

Also enjoy tea, coffee & treats from the kitchen before heading back out into the cold.

Santa will be there from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Mon - Nov 19
  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 - Nov 19
  Suicide Loss Support Group

Cenreal Community Health Centre serving the St. Thomas and area is golding monthly drop in Suicide Loss Support Group.  

The support groups run the 3rd Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at 359 Talbot Street in St. Thomas.  

The groups are for those who are or have been affected by a suicide death.  There will be an opportunity to recieve support from peers, gain understanding about grief and loss and learn coping strategies.  

 

For more informaiton call 519-633-7989 and speak with Mia ar ext 422 or Kate at 410. 

Tue - Nov 20
  100 People Who Care

100 people donate $100 each, creating a pool of $10,000. Elgin - St. Thomas Community Foundation invites all 100 People Who Care donors to an exciting evening November 20 at 7 p.m. at the CASO Station where they vote.

One charitable organization walks away with $10,000 for a new or innovative, local project.

Details at escf.ca

Wed - Nov 21
  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 - Nov 22
  Karaoke Contest for Christmas Care 

Karaoke Contest for Christmas Care 

The Back Alley 
Amateur Karaoke Contest
Hosted by Sandi Duwyn

Qualifying Nights
November 22 -10pm
$10 Registration FEE per Night
TOP 5 from each night advance to the FINALE

GRAND FINALE
November 29 -8pm
15 finalists must sing 2 songs
1st-2nd-3rd Cash Prizes
50% of Proceeds Donated to Christmas Care PLUS we are
Accepting Donations of Toys or Non Perishable Food greatly appreciated

Thu - Nov 22
  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 - Nov 23
  Euchre Night

 

Progressive Euchre Night at the Union Community Centre - Nov. 23rd 7:30 p.m. 

Call for Tickets - $10 per person - 519-631-3840.

There will be cash prizes, munchies and cash bar. Come and support the Community Centre.

Sat - Nov 24
  Craft, Bake & Yard Sale

 

The St. Thoams Seniors Centre is hosting the event on Saturday November 24th from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

There will be crafters, outside vendors, baking, instant win and good used.

Breakfast served the entire time!

Sun - Nov 25
  Musical Buffet

New Vision Community Church is holding a Musical Buffet on Sunday, November 25th at 2:00 pm.

There will be an exciting variety of music including choir, vocalist Murray Adlam, soloist Cindy Baker, instrumentalists and special guests the Forest City Fire A Cappella chorus. 

Tickets $15.00 in advance ($18,00 at door)  

Call 519 207-2697 or 519 854-9745.

Mon - Nov 26
  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.

Tue - Nov 27
  A Musical Buffet

New Vision Community Church is holding a musical buffet on  Sunday, November 27 at 2:00 pm.  It will featute an exciting variety of music including choir, vocalist Murray Adlam, soloist Cindy Baker, instrumentalists and special guests the Forest City Fire A Cappella chorus. 

Tickets $15.00 in advance ($18,00 at door)  

Call 519 207-2697 or 519 854-9745.

Tue - Nov 27
  Christmas Concert

Port Stanley United Church invites you to Christmas with Derrick Drover.  The Christmas Concert is taking place on Tuesday November 27th at 7 p.m. 

There will be Christmas Classics and Caroling.  

Free will offerings are being accepted.  

Wed - Nov 28
  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 - Nov 29
  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 - Nov 30
  John Wise Shopping Extravaganza

 

The John Wise Public School is holding the 4th Annual Shopping Extravanza, Novemner 30th from 6:30 p.m. - 9:00pm.

Gift ideas for everyone including handmade items, home decor, baby & children's items, beauty products, jewellery, knitting, crochet, and much much more!  There will be 40+ local vendors to shop from.