Sat., March 17: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (OTCC) Tour – Learn about protecting & conserving Ontario’s native turtles through the operation of a turtle hospital that treats, rehabilitates & releases injured turtles. Meet at 9 a.m. at the south end of the Vos Independent Grocer parking lot (Port Perry) to carpool to the Centre. Tour is 10:30 a.m. – noon. Free for North Durham Nature members, $15 for non-members. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-register. For more information, visit northdurhamnature.com
Sun., March 18: Uxbridge Countryside Preserve Bird Box Inspection. A four km. walk on the Countryside Preserve trails to see the nesting cavity birds & to examine, repair & clean bird boxes that may have been damaged during the winter. 1 – 3 p.m., weather dependent To pre-register & confirm what tools are needed, contact email@example.com or call 905-852-5432. For more information visit northdurhamnature.com
Mon., March 19: Keeping it Green, Keeping it Beautiful. Join the Claremont Garden Club for a presentation by Sean James, an eco-consultant, garden designer & teacher. Refreshments start 7:10 p.m., meeting at 7:30, Claremont United Church. Visit claremontgardenclub.ca for further details. Free for members, $5 for guests.
Tues., March 20: Uxbridge Senior Citizens’ Club Ham & Scalloped Potatoes Luncheon. Catered. 12 noon, Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre. Tickets available starting March 7 on Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30 – 11 a.m. and 1:30 – 2:30 p.m., $10 for members, $15 for non-members. New memberships available, $10.
Thurs., March 22: Lunch ‘n Learn, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, noon – 2 p.m. Doctor of Audiology Shira Miller will present & answer questions about what happens to your hearing as you age. Pay-what-you-can lunch catered by St. Paul’s Take-A-Break and Anglican Church Women groups. Call 905-852-7016 to reserve a seat.
Thurs., March 22: Spiders of Ontario. Join North Durham Nature for a presentation from Tom Mason, describing a spider’s life history, their importance in the ecosystem, & an overview of some of the more common species in Ontario. Tom was formerly curator of birds and invertebrates at the Toronto Zoo, and is a well-known spider expert. 7 p.m., Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre. Everyone is welcome! For more information, visit northdurhamnature.com
Sat., March 24: Uxbridge Lions Annual Pancake Breakfast. 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Uxbridge Arena. Serving freshly made pancakes with real maple syrup, bacon & sausages. Gluten-free option available upon request. Cost – donation, all proceeds support local community projects.
Sun., March 25: Cantorei Sine Nomine Chamber Choir sings Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tomas Luis de Victoria. 7:30 p.m., Greenbank United Church. Directed by Stu Beaudoin. No tickets required.
Tues., March 27: Maamawi Collective meeting. A collection of volunteers wishing to create positive change in the lives of indigenous people living in Ontario. 7 – 8:45 p.m., Uxbridge Public Library. Register at 905-649-0407. All welcome.
Sat., March 31: Girl Guide Cookies Sale. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Zehrs. $5/box. Cookie sales help support the 1st Uxbridge Ecuador Independent Trip Unit volunteer venture to Ecuador.
Community Soup Lunch at St. Andrew’s Chalmers Presbyterian Church Hall. Every Wednesday, 12 – 1 p.m. Pay what you can to support Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. Delicious soups & desserts supplied by various churches & service groups. For information contact 905-852-4753
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