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Community calendar: Events coming up in Sudbury

A look at what's happening online and in the community
Inner-City Home board president Joe Drago. Join Inner-City Home on their Facebook page on May 17 for the organization's Stay Away Soirée.

As residents in Greater Sudbury continue to practice social distancing is putting together a weekly list of local virtual events and projects to keep families busy and offer some welcome distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you're planning an online performance, class, presentation or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to so we can spread the word.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls

Mondays to Fridays

Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for curb-side pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukranian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.

Day camp registration, YMCA of Northeastern Ontario 

The YMCA of Northeastern Ontario has announced registration has now opened for YMCA Summer Day Camp in the communities of North Bay, Sudbury and surrounding areas. More information on YMCA Summer Day Camp can be found here.

Northern Arts Festival 

May 15

If you’ve been missing live musical performances, Sudbury Performance Group has the solution in the form of the second edition of its Northern Arts Festival. It will livestream shows from The Coulson nightclub each Saturday evening. All performances run from 7-9 p.m. on Sudbury Performance Group’s Facebook page, and are free of charge for audiences. Coming up May 15 is Fortunate Losers. 

Townhall on Reaching Net Zero 

May 17 

reThink Green, Fridays for Future, and Citizens’ Climate Lobby co-host an event called Every Day Advocates May 17 at 6:30 p.m. The event is a follow-up to a previous event, 100 Debates on the Environment. MP Paul Lefebvre, MP Marc Serre and MPP Jamie West will be in attendance to discuss Sudbury and Nickel Belt’s transition to net-zero, aligning with City of Sudbury’s Community Energy and Emissions Plan CEEP, as well as federal targets of Net-Zero by 2050. RSVP to the free event online here.

Stay Away Soirée

May 17

Join Inner-City Home on their Facebook page on May 17 at 7 p.m. to celebrate and recognize the excellence in service that they provide to the community, and help raise funds for the organization. Enjoy an evening of prizes and entertainment from the comfort of your favourite chair. Tickets are $100 each or 3 for $200. Phone 705-675-7550 for more information.

Parents as Career Coaches digital seminar

May 27 

Cambrian College is welcoming parents/guardians and their children between grades 7-12 to attend Parents as Career Coaches, Thursday, May 27, at 6 p.m. This is a free, interactive, virtual workshop, presented on Zoom. This year’s keynote speaker is Paul Lafrance, the host of HGTV’s Home to Win, Custom Built, Decked Out, Disaster Decks, and Deck Wars, as well as one of the judges on Canada’s Handyman Challenge. Joining Paul Lafrance as a speaker is Colleen Heidman, a Digital Recruiter with Cambrian College. To learn more about the event and to register, visit Cambrian’s website.

Italian Republic Day Celebration

June 2

The Società Caruso celebrates La festa della Repubblica Italiana (Italian Republic Day) with a special takeout menu (while quantities last) on June 2. Menu No. 1: pasta and meatballs, salad, bun and cannoli for $23 / person or $87 for family size; Menu No. 2: polenta, fish Brodetto, salad, bun and cannoli for $25 / person or $95 per family. Call 705-675-1357 to order.

Relay for Life 

June 12

This year's Relay For Life in support of the Canadian Cancer Society will take place Saturday, June 12 at 8 p.m. The livestreamed opening ceremonies will be broadcast on Facebook, YouTube and YES TV stations across the country. People can relay in the location of their choosing, such as a park or in their living room. You can register for the Sudbury event online here.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra world premiere 

June 19

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra will present the world premiere of Andrzej Zubek’s Zubi-Rag — to be performed by the SSO’s String Quartet. However, the score will only be complete as bars are purchased as part of its Fille the Score fundraising campaign. They hope to present the ragtime-inspired concert June 19, depending on COVID-19 restrictions. For more information, visit