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What's On? Community Calendar for Ingersoll and area

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Oct. 21 – 9 a.m. Beachville Trail. Meet behind the Ingersoll arena to carpool. This is a family-friendly trail. Explore the half-kilometer Loop Trail, along with side trails and the observation shelter where you’ll see river scenery, grasslands and a wetlands restoration project. Contact Meg 519-485-4220 or www.ingersollnatureclub.com

Oct. 21 – 12-4 p.m. Ingersoll Cheese and Agricultural Museum hosts Pumpkin Fest. Carve a jack-o-lantern, watch a blacksmith at work, take a wagon ride, hunt for candy. Participate in five of the activities and earn a free pumpkin (limit one per family). No cost.

Oct. 23 – Oxford Presbyterial UCW Fall Event to be held at Curries United Church Monday, Oct. 23, with registration at 11:30 a.m. Potluck lunch at 12 p.m. Rev. Sarah Grady will speak about her Mission & Outreach Trip to Africa. Everyone is welcome.

Oct. 23 – 7-9 p.m. Alzheimer Society’s second annual Brain Booster Workshop & Expo at Goff Hall. Learn how sleep, hearing, concussion prevention and management and stroke prevention can help reduce your risk of dementia. Learn about maintaining and enhancing your brain health. For more info contact Dana 519-421-2466 x225 or dana@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca

Oct. 24 – 7:30 p.m. Ingersoll and District Horticultural Society meets at St. James Anglican Church, 180 Oxford St. Speaker Paul Knowles will talk about garden humour.

Oct. 25 – 10:30 a.m. Thamesford Friendship Club will meet at the Thamesford Library and proceed to fire hall for a tour. Afterward, will drive to popular restaurant for lunch. A ride will be provided. All those over 55 are welcome. For information, call Frank 519-285-5685.

Oct. 28 – Cocktails at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and show at 7:45 p.m. The St. James’ Radio Players Theatrical Troupe head back to the glorious days of radio from the sound stages of Hollywood in the late 1940s. This year’s show will feature Ingersoll’s singing Mayor Ted Comiskey, Tillsonburg radio personality Cathy Wegner and many more talented actors and musicians. Musical walk down memory lane. Tickets for the dinner show are $37.50. Call the St. James’ church office in Ingersoll at 519-485-0385 to order your tickets.

Oct. 28 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Successful Aging Expo at Ingersoll 50+ Centre, 250 Ingersoll St. S., Ingersoll. Trade show and displays; fitness demonstrations; presentations and speakers; entertainment; refreshments; door prizes; free healthy snack. For more information call 519-485-3869.

Oct. 31 – Deadline to enter the Great Oxford County Photo Contest. Theme is nature in Oxford County. Landscapes, wildflowers, flowers, insects, close-ups of nature. Submit photos to ingersolldistrictnatureclub@gmail.com in pdf format. For further info, email or call Rob at 519-608-3032.

Oct. 31 – 8 p.m. Mt Elgin women's Institue and Dereham District Lions host Family Halloween Party at Mt Elgin Community Centre. Prizes, hot dogs and cider.

Nov. 3-5, 9-10 – Westminster United Church presents Anne of Green Gables – The Musical. Nov. 3, 4, 10 dinner theatre; Nov. 4 lunch theatre; Nov. 5 matinee; Nov. 9 traditional seating. Balcony seating also available. Contact 519-285-2767 or email glpike@rogers.com

Nov. 4 - 9 a.m. Meet the Ingersoll Nature Club behind the Ingersoll arena to carpool to Fanshawe Park. The Lake Trail circles the entire Fanshawe Reservoir, about 20km. We will walk just a portion of it, through mature forests and open meadows. Length of walk can be adjusted to your ability. Contact Meg 519-485-4220 or www.ingersollnatureclub.com

Nov. 4 – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holly Daze Bazaar hosted by Catholic Women’s League of Sacred Heart Ingersoll at Henderson Hall, John St., Ingersoll. Penny table, crafts, baking, sewing, green plants, Christmas decorations, draws and more. Proceeds to CWL mission and local projects.

Nov. 16 – 5-7 p.m. IDCI Key Club semi-annual all you can eat chili supper at Trinity United Church. Support students doing service work in the community. Tickets at the door.

Nov. 17 - World-renowned classical guitarist Liona Boyd will be launching the Ontario leg of her Christmas tour in Tillsonburg with "A Winter Fantasy" at St. Paul's United Church, in concert with Andrew Dolson and Tillsonburg's own St. Mary's Children's Choir. Concert tickets, at $35 each, are available at Annandale National Historic Site, Station Arts Centre and Trinkets Gift Shoppe in Tillsonburg. For information call Annandale NHS at 519-842-2294.

Nov. 24 – Bid for Kids Sake and Battle of the Hors D'Oeuvres at the Lions Auditorium at Tillsonburg community centre. 13th annual event sponsored by Unifor Local 88 to support Big Brothers Big Sisters programs. To reserve tickets, call 519-485-1801 or 519-842-9000 or sharethefun.org

Nov. 26 – 1 p.m. All are welcome to join Ingersoll District Nature Club at its Festive Potluck and meeting at Ingersoll Seniors Centre. Guest speaker Scott Gillingwater from Upper Thames River Conservation Authority will discuss the mysteries of Species at Risk (SAR) reptiles, including turtles, that reside in our area. Bring own plate, cup and cutlery so we can reduce waste to the landfill. Contact Sheila 519-485-2645 or www.ingersollnatureclub.com

Thursdays – 4:30-6 p.m. STICH Supper Club at the Ingersoll Legion, 211 Thames St. N. No charge. For those who need to eat or want company for a meal. Volunteers needed for prep/cooking starting at 2 p.m. to serving, clearing tables and dishes from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and dish washers, cleaners from 6-7:30 p.m.

Oxford County Walk-In Counselling. No appointment necessary. First come, first served. Woodstock Tuesdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 912 Dundas St.; Woodstock Wednesdays 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 35 Metcalf St.; Woodstock Thursdays 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Woodstock Hospital; Woodstock Saturdays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 522 Peel St.; Tillsonburg Mondays 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 167 Rolph St.; Ingersoll Tuesdays 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 19 King St. E.; Tavistock Wednesdays 3 p.m. to 7p.m. at 80 Maria St. For more information, call 1-800-859-7248.

Alzheimer Society of Oxford offers individual support, information sessions and support groups in Oxford County for people with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias and their family members and friends. For confidential help please call the Society at 519-421-2466 or e-mail info@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca

Do you have two hours a week to share? Are you interested in providing a meaningful service to those with dementia? Consider becoming a Volunteer Companion with the Alzheimer Society of Oxford. For more information visit our website at www.alzheimer.ca/oxford or contact Robyn at 519-421-2466 or robyn@alzheimer.oxford.on.ca

The Ingersoll Pipe Band invites you to contact them if you are interested in learning how to play the bagpipes or the drums. The pipe band draws members from across Oxford and Middlesex counties. Free instruction is given for either instrument on Thursday nights at the pipe band hall in Ingersoll. Youth ages 8 and up, teens and adults are welcome to contact the band about becoming a learner. Call 519-485-0760 for more information.

Alcoholics Anonymous. If you want to drink, that’s your business. If you want to stop, we can help. Confidential 24-hour help line 519-438-1122 for assistance and information on the 18 group meetings held every week in Oxford County in the main communities. Check out the meeting times and locations at www.oxfordaa.com or e-mail us at oxfordaapi@gmail.com

Is alcohol tearing your family apart? There is hope. Alanon and Alateen meets Tuesdays at 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 56 Thames St. S., Ingersoll. Adult children of alcoholics welcome. Call 519-434-2613.

Free VON Blood Pressure Clinic every fourth Tuesday of the month at Ingersoll Pharmasave from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The Parkinson Support Group meets regularly on the fourth Monday of each month, except July and August, to provide information and support for individuals as well as their family members and friends who my be dealing with the disease. The meetings are held at the Unifor Hall on Beale Street in Woodstock beginning at 2 p.m. No registration is required.

Out of Work? Difficulty reading or writing? Upgrade your skills for further independence, education or employment. MSC Adult Literacy and Essential Skills Program. Call Kristina Campbell, Multi-Service Centre at Community Employment Services at 519-539-8161 ext. 292.