Port Stanley Villager March 2020

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“Gab and Gobble” lunches, Port Stanley United Church, 239 Colborne Street, on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Speakers at 11:30 a.m. Soup and sandwich at 12 noon. Goodwill offering. Fit NRG weekly community events on Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m., Kettle Creek Villa, 289 Frances Street, offering fitness program with monthly visits by a dietician, a “laughter yoga” leader and others. Contact fitnrg@hotmail.com . Port Stanley Library Technology Drop-In, Thursday evenings, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 302 Bridge Street. The Association of Port Stanley Artists (www.portstanleyartists. com) continues to support Port Stanley Festival Theatre patrons, providing original art in the upper hall of the PSFT reception room.  Accessible during regular box office hours.  Port Stanley and Area PROBUS Club for retired/semi-retired people meets the third Wednesday every month, 10 a.m., at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line. Guest speakers and social time. (226) 658-0508, or portstanleyprobus@gmail.com. Zumba classes at the Union Sports Club and Community Centre, Six Bell Street, Union, Mondays 6:30–7:30 p.m. (519) 631-3840. Port Stanley and Area Community Cupboard presents free lunch and learn events monthly at Christ Anglican Church, 283 Colborne Street. The Sparta Beavers meet Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Cubs on Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Scouts and Venturers, Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sparta Community Hall, 46272 Sparta Line. Call (519) 775-2265. Yoga Classes, at Union Sports Club and Community Centre, Six Bell Street, Union, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and Thursdays, 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call (519) 631-3840. Sparta Stitchers, Tuesdays, at Sparta Community Hall, 46272 Sparta Line, to quilt, sew, knit, crotchet and tat. VON Middlesex-Elgin free SMART and falls prevention classes, Port Stanley Arena and Community Centre, 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For seniors 55-plus and adults with disability. Call 519-637-6408.  Low-impact circuit training at Union Sports Club and Community Centre, Six Bell Street, Union. Tuesdays, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call (519) 631-3840. The legacy of architect David Kilpatrick will be featured at The Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive, until April 4, 2020. Kilpatrick’s architecture reflects the 1870s Elgin-St. Thomas boom. Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fridays to Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (519) 631-1460 ext. 193. Elgin Theatre Guild presents 1900Deelite, March 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 2020, at Princess Avenue Theatre, 40 Princess Avenue, St. Thomas. Call (519) 631-1680 ext. 4132. Port Stanley Library Pre-School Storytime on Tuesdays, March 3,10, 24 and 31, 2020, 10:15–11:15 a.m., 302 Bridge Street. Five years olds and under, with a caregiver. Pre-registration required. Tour the Palmer’s Maple Syrup Shanty, 34308 Lake Line, Southwold, Saturdays and Sundays in March, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free and ticketed activities. Learn about making maple syrup and enjoy a pancake or waffle brunch, topped with maple syrup. Port Stanley Library presents Kids Club on Mondays: March 2, 2020, Wild West; March 9, 2020, Lucky Leprechauns; March 23,

CharACTer Curtain Calls Grade 2 to 4 students perform Off Their Rockers on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 7 p.m. and Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 7 p.m., Princess Avenue Playhouse, 40 Princess Avenue. http://www.charactercurtaincalls.org/. Port Stanley Library’s March Break 2020 program kicks off with Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head on Monday, March 16, 6-7 p.m., 302 Bridge Street. Bring a potato. All ages. Pre-registration required. Port Stanley Library’s Adult Book Club, March 17, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. New members welcome. Currently reading Ayesha at last, by Uzma Jalaluddin. Port Stanley Library’s March Break 2020 program continues with Never Neverland on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 11 a.m. to 12 noon, 302 Bridge Street. Limited spaces. All ages welcome. Pre- registration required. St. Patrick’s Day at Port Stanley Library will feature a Shamrock Hunt on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., 302 Bridge Street. St. Patricks day story and craft. All ages welcome. Pre- registration required. Port Stanley Library’s 15th Annual Butter Tarts Bake Off – in Memory of Carol Smetheram –Tuesday March 17, 302 Bridge Street. Bring recipes and tarts to share. 18 years old and up. Judging begins at 11:30 a.m. Tagine Please cooking classes, with the flavours of Morocco, creating a lemon olive and date chicken, as well as a vegetarian tagine, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 6–8 p.m., Pepper Tree Spice Co., 223 Colborne Street. Cost is $75. Call (519)782-7800. Movie at Port Stanley Library, Thursday, March 19, 2020, 3 p.m.: Albert, 2015, action-adventure, after his prank upsets hometown, troublemaker Albert explores the world with his best friend. Port Stanley Library Royal Tea Party on Friday, March 20, 2020, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., 302 Bridge Street. Costumes welcomed. Crafts and snacks. All ages. Pre-registration required. Abbamania at Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, on March 21, 2020. Tickets: www.psft.ca or call (519) 782-4353.  Port Stanley Library Creative Programs for Adults presents Scrapbooking on March 24, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. $5 per person. Please pre-register. The Art of Japanese Ramen cooking classes, creating Japan’s most traditional and coveted dishes, on Wednesday, March 24, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Pepper Tree Spice Co., 223 Colborne Street. Cost is $75. Call (519)782-7800. Euchre Night, Union Sports Club and Community Centre, Six Bell Street, March 27, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person. Prizes, light lunch and fun. Call (519) 631-3840. Port Stanley Library Creative Programs for Adults presents Card Embroidery on March 27, 2020, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. $5 per person. Please pre-register. Surfin’ Safari: The Ultimate Beach Party Show at Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, March 28. Celebrate the music of Jimmy Buffet, Frankie Avalon, Jan and Dean, The Ventures, and The Beach Boys. For tickets visit www.psft.ca or call (519) 782-4353. 

2020, Dragons and Castles. For Grade 1 and up, including JK/ SK with a caregiver. 302 Bridge Street. Pre-registration required. Come and Live in Port Stanley Ontario (CALIPSO) Festival 2020 planning, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 7 p.m., Kettle Creek Inn, 216 Joseph Street. Employment Services Elgin Spring Job Fair on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 400 Talbot Street, St. Thomas. Plant Based Eating cooking classes, creating nut-seed crackers and dip, using local vegetables, on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Pepper Tree Spice Co., 223 Colborne Street. Cost is $70. Call (519)782-7800. Port Stanley author and birder Carol Parafenko, aka CP Avis, will be featured at an Author Talk event at Port Stanley Library, 302 Bridge Street, March 5, 2020, 6:30 p.m. Port Stanley Library presents 1,2,3 Sing and Move with Me, March 5 and 12, 2020, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 302 Bridge Street. Music and movement to support early literacy development. For parents, caregivers and children six years old and under. Registration required. TheSpringwaterMapleSyrupFestival,March7,2020toMarch29, 2020, at the Springwater Conservation Area, 8079 Springwater Road, Aylmer. Wagon rides, sugar shanty demonstrations, maple products and pancakes. $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12 years old. Open on weekends and throughout March Break, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. More information at www.catfishcreek.ca. YWCA of St. Thomas-Elgin presents Women’s Day, March 7, 2020, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at St. Thomas Seniors Centre, 225 Chestnut Street. $45 buys three workshops, plus a guest speaker presentation and lunch. More information at https:// www.ywcaste.ca/2020/01/07/womens-day/. Childcan’s 6th Annual Port Stanley Polar Bear Dip, raising funds for those living with childhood cancer, March 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register online at www.childcan.com/polarbeardip, or on the 7th at 10 a.m. at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas. Jump in at Port Stanley’s Little Beach, transportation provided for swimmers, followed by lunch and awards. Youth Ball Registration, Union Sports Club and Community Centre, Six Bell Street, March 7, 2020, 10 a.m. to 12 noon, $45 a child. Call (519) 631-3840. Port Stanley Library Creative Programs for Adults presents Card Making onMarch 9, 2020, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Create a handmade card with Jean. $8 per person. Please pre-register. Movie at Port Stanley Library on Tuesday, March 10, 6:30 p.m.: The Fencer, 2015, historic drama, a champion fencer on the run from the Soviet secret service inspires Estonian schoolchildren. Harbour Guitars  presents Harbour Sessions Live, an acoustic singer-songwriter concert series, featuring three groups – Rebekah Hawker, Basset, and The Pairs – on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., at Port Stanley United Church, 239 Colborne Street. $20. Elgin Theatre Guild presents Off Their Rockers on March 11 and 12, 2020, Princess Avenue Theatre, 40 Princess Avenue, St. Thomas. Call (519) 631-1680 ext. 4132. Sous Vide cooking classes, learning the technique of sous vide, creating a ribeye meal, on Wednesday, March 11,2020, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Pepper Tree Spice Co., 223 Colborne Street. Cost is $85. Call (519)782-7800.

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