Port Stanley Villager Jan:Feb 2020

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portstanleyprobus@gmail.com. Port Stanley Library’s Children’s Programs presents Unicorns on Monday, January 20, 2020, 6 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Unicorn crafts, stories and activities. Grade 1 to Grade 5, plus JK and SK with a caregiver. Port Stanley Library’s adult book club meets on January 21, 2020, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. New members are welcome. Currently discussing Where the crawdads sing, by Delia Owens. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, presents “Billy Joel and The Piano Men” on Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 519-782- 4353 or toll free 1-855-782-4353. Port Stanley Library’s Winter Read contest runs from January 25, 2020 to February 29, 2020. Each time patrons check out books at 302 Bridge Street, they receive ballots for a chance to win a winter gift basket. There will be one prize for the east and one for the west side of Elgin County. Port Stanley Library’s Children’s Programs presents Family Literacy Night on Monday January 27, 2020, 6 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Learn about creatures such as penguins and polar bears. Stories, crafts and activities. Grade 1 to Grade 5, plus JK and SK with a caregiver. Port Stanley Library’s Creative Programs for Adults presents Scrapbooking on January 27, 2020, 10 a.m. to 12 noon., at 302 Bridge Street. Put your photographs in order. Cost is $5 per person. Please pre-register. Port Stanley Library’s Children’s Programs presents STEM Program on January 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Ages nine years and up. Science experiments. Registration is required. Port Stanley Library’s Creative Programs for Adults presents Card Embroidery on January 31, 202, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Learn the art of card embroidery with Jean. Cost is $5 per person. Please pre-register. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, presents “Chicago Transit” on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 8 p.m. Call 519-782-4353 or toll free 1-855-782-4353. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, presents Mardi Gras Night at the Stork Club, with the Uptown Dixieland Band, on February 22, 2020, at 7 p.m. Call 519-782-4353 or toll free 1-855-782-4353. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, presents “Song Sung Blue: The Neil Diamond Story” on Saturday, February 29, 2020, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 519-782-4353 or toll free 1-855-782-4353. Kettle Creek Public School’s Home and School Council will meet on January 13, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at 350 Carlow Road. All members of the community are invited.

Port Stanley Library Technology Drop In will be held on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., 302 Bridge Street. Port Stanley Festival Theatre, 302 Bridge Street, presents Hotel California, Saturday January 4, 2020, at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Call 519-782-4353 or toll free 1-855-782-4353. 2020 CALIPSO Festival planning will continue on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 7 p.m.. at 782 Taphouse, 305 Bridge Street. Port Stanley Library’s Children’s Programs presents Board Game Night on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, 6:30 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Bring your own game, or play on the library’s games. Keynote Speaker and networking at Elgin Business Networking Luncheon on Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12 noon to 1:30 p.m., at the Back Alley Bar and Grill, 18 Princess Avenue, St. Thomas. Port Stanley Library’s Children’s Programs presents Superheroes in Training on Monday, January 13, 2020, 6 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Stories, crafts and “super” activities. Grade 1 to Grade 5, plus JK and SK with a caregiver. Port Stanley Library’s Creative Programs for Adults presents Card Making, on January 13, 2020, 10 a.m. to 12 noon., at 302 Bridge Street. Create a handmade card with Jean. Cost is $8 per person. Please pre-register. Port Stanley Library’s Movie Night, featuring The Man who Knew Infinity, will be held on January 14, 2020, 6 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. First come, first seated.

“Gab and Gobble” lunches at Port Stanley United Church, 239 Colborne Street, begin again in January on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Interesting speakers at 11:30 a.m. Soup and sandwich lunch at 12 noon. Free will offering. The Association of Port Stanley Artists (www. portstanleyartists.com) continues to support Port Stanley Festival Theatre patrons, providing original art and changing up the exhibit in the upper hall of the PSFT reception room on a regular basis.  The display is accessible during regular box office hours. Ask PSFT staff for assistance with purchases.  FitNRGweeklycommunityeventscontinueWednesdays, at 10 a.m., at Kettle Creek Villa, 289 Frances Street, offering a fitness program with sessions that include monthly visits by a dietician, as well as a “laughter yoga” leader. Contact Brenda at fitnrg@hotmail.com . Zumba classes at the Union Community Centre continue on Mondays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Call Vicki for more details and to register at (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 every Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., the Cubs on Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Scouts and Venturers on Thursdays from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. All meet at the Sparta Community Hall, 46272 Sparta Line. For more information contact Pam Helmer at (519) 775-2265. All groups are co-ed. Yoga Classes at the Union Community Centre continue on Mondays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., and Thursdays 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Call Vicki for more details and to register at (519) 631-3840. The Sparta Stitchers meet every Tuesday at the Sparta Community Hall, 46272 Sparta Line, to quilt, sew, knit, crotchet and tat. VON Middlesex-Elgin offers free SMART and falls prevention exercise classes at Port Stanley Arena and Community Centre, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. These are group exercise and fall prevention classes for seniors 55-plus and adults with disability. Contact 519-637-6408 for more information.  Low impact circuit training classes will be held at the Union Community Centre. A 10-week session, Tuesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Call Vicki for more details and to register at (519) 631-3840. Voices from the Engraver, an exhibit at The Elgin County Heritage Centre, 460 Sunset Drive, continues to January 11, 2020. The exhibit features Canadian stamps and bank notes were that were once engraved.

Port Stanley Library’s Children’s Programs presents Pre- School Storytime, on Tuesdays, January 14, 21, and 28, 2020, 10:15 a.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Stories, games, crafts, for ages six years and under, with a caregiver. Registration is required. Port Stanley Library’s adult craft program will be held January 23, 2020, 6 p.m., at 302 Bridge Street. Cost is $5.00 per person. Bring your own hammer. Ages 13 years and up. Registration is required. A new non-for-profit social club for retirees, the Port Stanley and Area PROBUS Club will conduct its first meeting on January 15, 2020, at 10 a.m., at the Masonic Centre of Elgin, 42703 Fruit Ridge Line. Guest presenter will be John Morrow, reflecting on The History of Port Stanley. PROBUS is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-fundraising social club. For more information visit www.probus.org, or email

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