Fri., Oct. 13: Taoist Tai Chi technique demonstration. Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre, 9 – 11 a.m. Followed by a short video and refreshments. For information call Lyn at 905-642-4857.
Fri., Oct. 13: The Udora-Leaskdale Lions Club Spaghetti Dinner, Udora Hall.
Sat., Oct. 14: Oak Ridges Trail Association Hike, 7 a.m. Al Shaw. 1 hr., 4 km moderate pace loop hike. No dogs please. Join us for breakfast afterwards. Meet at road side parking on the west side of Conc. 6, 1.5 km south of Durham Rd. 21. Contact: Russ Burton 905 830 2862
Sat., Oct. 14: Mushrooms and Autumn Colour, a nature walk with Mark Stabb. Meet at Uxbridge Secondary School parking lot Planks Lane, 9 a.m. to carpool to Jim Baillie Nature Reserve (a little known nature reserve owned by Toronto Field Naturalists). For more information contact Derek at 905-852-5432, or visit northdurhamnature.com
Sat., Oct. 14: Creating a Forest/Woodlot Tour, hosted by the Ontario Woodland Assoc. York-Durham Chapter. Walkers Woods, 2899 Conc. 6, Uxb. OWA member David Taylor leads a workshop in the 800 acre forest built by the late James Walker. TRCA restored former gravel pit in Glen Major also a feature. Contact Alan Wells by Oct. 12 at 905-852-3051, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat., Oct. 14: A Victorian Tea, hosted by the Bethesda-Reach Women’s Institute. Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre, 2 – 4 p.m. Presentation by fibre artist Rosemary Oliver, celebrating Canada’s 150th and Women’s Institutes 120th birthdays. For more information call 905-852-3925.
Sun., Oct. 15: Oak Ridges Trail Association Hike, 2p.m. Secord Forest. This is a 2 hr. slow to moderate pace hike. Kids and leashed dogs welcome. Meet at Secord parking lot, 2 km south of Goodwood Rd. on Conc. 3 and east on Secord Rd. Contact: Bruce Cohen 905 649 8596
Mon., Oct. 16: Preparing your Garden for Winter. Lead by the Durham Master Gardeners, find out how to winterize your garden. 7:30 p.m., Claremont United Church. Visit www.claremontgardenclub.ca for further details. Free for members, $5 for guests. No need to be a Claremont resident.
Tues., Oct. 17: Uxbridge Seniors’ Club General Meeting. Seniors’ Centre, 12 noon. Catered chicken dinner. Members $10, non-members $15. Entertainment will be provided. Bring a friend!
Thurs., Oct. 19: Lunch ‘n Learn – Seniors’ Mental Health. St Paul’s Anglican Church, 12 – 2 p.m. David Clarke, CMHA, will speak about issues including depression & isolation. Free. Pay-what-you-can lunch provided. Presentation follows lunch. Seating is limited so please call to reserve a spot. 905-852-7016, www.stpauls-uxbridge.ca
Thurs., Oct. 19: Handmade by Me with Tea. Work on your current craft project & share social time handcrafting with others. Meet twice a month; the third Thursday afternoon from 2 – 4 p.m., & the first Thursday evening from 7 – 10 p.m. Not limited to any skill level, nor any craft, must work independently. $3 drop-in fee; bring a mug. Leaskdale Historic Church. For more info email email@example.com
Fri., Oct. 20: Oak Ridges Trail Association Hike, 9:30 a.m. Walker Woods West. 10 km, Fast, 2 hr. hilly loop hike. Meet at parking lot on east side of Uxbridge Conc. 6, 2 km south of Durham Rd. 21at Allbright Rd. Contact: Joan Taylor 905 477 2161
Sat., Oct. 21:Oak Ridges Trail Association Hike, 7 a.m. Al Shaw. 1 hr., 5+ km moderate pace hike; Join us for breakfast after the hike. Meet at the roadside parking on the west side of Conc. 6, 1.5 km south of Durham Rd. 21. Contact: Joan Taylor 905 477 2161
Fri., Oct. 20: Trinity United Church Roast Beef Dinner. 4:30 – 7 p.m. Adults/teens, $20; children 6 to 12, $ 8; 5 & under free. Tickets available at the door. Take-out is available. Homemade pies and other desserts included. Everyone welcome.
Fri., Oct. 20: Sandford United Church 14th Annual Music Gala, 7:30 p.m. An evening of musical talent by local performers. Tickets at door – $15, children under 12 free.
Sat., Oct. 21: Udora United Church Fall Bazaar. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Over 25 vendors!
Sat., Oct. 21: “Raising the Roof of the World” Nepal Fundraising Concert. Trinity United Church, 7 p.m. Featuring Eduard & Christine Klassen on the Paraguayan folk harp & keyboard. Free admission, donations gratefully received. For information call 905-852-1548.
Sun., Oct. 22: Celebration of 130 years at Zephyr United Church, 11 a.m. Guest speaker, special music from The Shenanigans and our own Melinda Delorme. Come see your friends & enjoy fellowship with us. Everyone welcome.
Thurs., Oct. 26: Wildlife Tracks – a nature talk with Don McLeod. Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre, 7 p.m. Insights on how to observe the critters we don’t always see. Free, donations and memberships are welcome. For more information contact Derek 905-852-5432, www.northdurhamnature.com
Fri., Oct. 27: Blood Donor Clinic: Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre, 1:30 – 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by Rotary Uxbridge. Visit blood.ca to book appointment.
Operation Warm Hearts – Donations Wanted! New or gently used clean winter coats, boots, hats & ski pants. Drop off at Seniors’ Centre or Wash Worx Laundromat. Sale on Nov. 4 at Uxbridge Arena, 12 – 3 p.m. Cost per item is minimum $2 or a non-perishable food item for the foodbank. For more information call 647-380-1674
Handicapable Friends’ Ministry. Wednesday evenings, Trinity United Church, 6:55 – 8 p.m. Bible readings, music, special guests, games & refreshments. All special needs men & women are most welcome. For more information, please call 905-852-6213.
Shuffleboard, Uxbridge Seniors’ Center. Mondays & Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
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
Wanted: The Uxbridge Cottage Hospital Auxiliary needs YOU! Volunteers needed for hospital and at the Chances Are store. If interested in helping, contact 905-852-9771, ext. 5237 or email Bev at firstname.lastname@example.org
Progressive Euchre for all seniors. Second Tues. of the month, Uxbridge Legion. Sept.-June. Starts promptly at 7 p.m. $2, incl. refreshments. For more information, call 905-985-4934.
Heart to Heart Healing Centre Open Tuesday evenings, 7 – 9 p.m. 26 Brock St West. Prayer for healing available to all. Walk in. No appointment necessary. Also, Christian resource materials: Books, DVDs, gifts, cards. Contact: Annette Forkun 905 852 4665, 905-862-9014
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