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Community calendar: Events coming up in Sudbury

A look at what's happening online and in the community
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Northern Screams Attractions is producing a frightening new haunt called The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear. The opening weekend has now been postponed to Oct. 14. Runs nightly Thursday to Saturday until Oct. 30 at the Carrefour Sen. Rheal Belisle Cultural Centre, 2777 Main St. in Blezard Valley.

Sudbury.com runs a weekly list of local events and projects, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to calendar@sudbury.com so we can spread the word.

The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear (update)

Oct. 14-30

Northern Screams Attractions is producing a frightening new haunt called The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear. The opening weekend has now been postponed to Oct. 14. Runs nightly Thursday to Saturday until Oct. 30 at the Carrefour Sen. Rheal Belisle Cultural Centre, 2777 Main St. in Blezard Valley. Tickets $10 each, or $25 for three. Visit www.northernscreamsattractions.com.

Sculpture, Poetry and Prose event

Oct. 8

Greater Sudbury poet laureate Vera Constantineau, visual artist and sculptor Suzanne McCrae and local writers Joanne Renzoni and Shelley Burdon will present a collaboration of Sculpture, Poetry and Prose and an interactive game encouraging attendees to write their own poem. Event takes place at various local libraries over the next several Fridays. This week’s event takes place 1-2:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at the South End Public Library branch. Event will be cancelled if there is rain. Part of Culture Days.

Common Ground art show 

Until Oct. 9

Exhibit by visual artist Gillian Schultze and photographer Jess McShane at Gallery 174 (174 Elgin St.) Oct. 2-9. The artists are also offering a prize package where they will take the winner on a full-day adventure to experience the natural world through their eyes. People can enter the contest by attending the Common Ground Exhibition in person or online. Learn more on the exhibition website.

United Way’s Live Love Lunch 

Until Oct. 9

United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario (UWCNEO) is hosting the inaugural Local Love Lunch taking place the week of Oct. 4, with the goal of providing 1,400 meals to neighbours in need. For every ticket sold, a nutritious meal will be provided for someone in the community affected by food insecurity.Tickets are $15, with all proceeds remaining in the community to support programs and services aimed at addressing food insecurity. Visit UWCNEO.com or phone 705-560-3330.

Virtual workshop on the trades 

Oct. 14

Don’t Dis My Abilities, a Learning Disabilities Awareness Month presentation. Talking trades with HGTV’s Paul Lafrance and his daughter Promise. Oct. 14 from 6-8 p.m. Event is free and takes place via Zoom. Put on by Learning Disabilities Association of Sudbury and Cambrian College. Register on Cambrian College’s website.

Sudbury Theatre Centre presents Quiet! I’m Talking by Vince Grittani

Oct. 14-30

Sudbury Theatre Centre’s 50th anniversary season opens with Quiet! I’m Talking by Vince Grittani, running Oct. 14-30. Grittani has created a marvelous character in Bunny Bevington-Smythe, a wealthy heiress in her ninth decade. Bunny has written a biography and has invited the media to her Muskoka cottage to regale them with her passions, philosophies and opinions on love, life and liquor. A straight shooter, she’s magnificent, hilarious and a hoot! Mary Pitt stars in this one-actor tour de force. She has performed across Canada including the Stratford and Shaw festivals and is making her STC debut. Tickets available at the DiBrina Box Office at 705-674-8381, ext. 21, stop by in person at 170 Shaughnessy St. in Downtown Sudbury, Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., online at sudburytheatre.com.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra string quartet concert 

Oct. 16

The Sudbury Symphony Orchestra is commencing its concert season with a tribute to the Marsalis String Quartet. Two concerts take place at Sudbury Indie Cinema Oct. 16, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. The concert provides a jazz influenced repertoire with pieces from W. Bolcom and W. Marsalis, including Marsalis’ one and only string quartet. A special premiere of “Zubi Rag” written by Principal Cellist Dobrochna Zubek’s father, Andrzej Zubek, will be performed live for audience members. Early-bird tickets cost $40. Tickets go up in price to $45 Oct. 11. They’re available online here.

Greater Sudbury Youth Ambassadors pageant

Oct. 16-17

Takes place Oct. 16-17 at Northbury Hotel. Entry fee of $100. Event open to girls aged five to 24 who live in or attend school in all areas of the Sudbury District. Five age categories. Delegates have a chance to be named Little Miss, Miss PreTeen, Junior Miss, Teen and Miss Greater Sudbury Youth Ambassadors 2022. Phone 705-918-4747.

Book launch 

Oct. 16

Launch of Aurore Gatwenzi’s debut poetry collection Gold Pours. Published by local publishing company Latitude 46. Event takes place at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at That Creative Loft, 887 Notre Dame Ave Suite E. Visit www.latitude46publishing.com.

Fleetwood Mac/Tom Petty tribute show 

Oct. 17 

Enjoy a tribute performance by Fleetwood Nicks, a Fleetwood Mac and Stevie Nicks tribute act, as well as Practically Petty, a tribute to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. Oct. 17 at 8 p.m. at the New Sudbury Centre. Event is in support of Diabetes Canada. Tickets $40. Phone 1-888-777-9793 or visit this website for tickets.

Northern Game Expo

Oct. 17 

Northern Game Expo takes place at the Caruso Club 12-5 p.m. Oct. 17. More than 50 tables featuring video games, comics, anime, artists and more. Local Podcasters The Northern NerdCast will be on hand as well doing a live show from the Expo. Masks as well as proof of full vaccination will be required before entering the doors. Early access (11 a.m.) for early-access ticket holders. Admission $10 at the door, kids 10 and under are free. Early-access tickets cost $15, and are available at Comics North and Hidden Level Games.

Delicious Localicious campaign

Oct. 18 to Oct. 31

Participating restaurants will donate $2 to Maison McCulloch Hospice for every meal sold within their fixed price menu. Event runs Oct. 18-31 at Bella Vita Cucina, diGusto, Hardrock, JD Southern Smokehouse, M.I.C., The P & M Kouzzina, Mr. Prime Rib, Verdicchio Ristorante and Tony V’s Pizza & Restaurant. 

Virtual presentation on nurturing resilience

Oct. 19 

Parents/guardians are invited to learn about resilience Oct. 19 with one of Canada’s leading authorities on the topic, from the comfort of their home. Dr. Michael Ungar will talk about nurturing resilience through strong family, school and community connections. The virtual event, which begins at 7 p.m., will follow the Annual General Meeting of Rainbow District School Board’s Parent Involvement Committee. The presentation will take place through Google Meet.

Sudbury Burlesque Halloween Cabaret Series 

Oct. 21-30

Peek-A-Boo Burlesque Oct. 21-23, Hollywood Fright Night Oct. 25-27, Hellbent Burlesque Oct. 28-30. All take place at the Coulson. Each show features live go-go dancers, more than seven burlesque acts, live music, costume prizes and more. A limited number of tickets are being sold to maintain a socially distanced audience, in accordance with the guidelines from Greater Sudbury Public Health and the Coulson Nightclub. Costumes are encouraged. Doors open 7:30 p.m., with curtain time 8 p.m. Tickets cost $44.24 plus tax. www.sudburyburlesque.com.

Greater Sudbury Weaving Project

During October

Become a part of the Greater Sudbury Museums Community Weaving Project. Pick up your free weaving kit of plastic mesh and recycled fabric at any Greater Sudbury Public Library branch. Complete the mini weaving square and return it to the library by Oct. 29. The squares will be joined together to decorate the Anderson Farm Museum. For more information, visit the Greater Sudbury Museums Facebook page or email nadia.vellucci@greatersudbury.ca. Part of Culture Days.

Wordstock

Nov. 4-6

The Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival is a go, with a blended in-person and virtual version of the event slated to take place Nov. 4 to 6, with in-person events at Holiday Inn Sudbury. Tickets now on sale here. More information on this year’s event can also be found on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

La Slague presents Les Hay Babies Boîte aux lettres (Mailbox)

Nov. 6 

These three laid-back and amiable Acadian ladies started out in a folk and country vein and gradually morphed into subtly cinematic pop rock. Fine voices and great grooves keep it all real. After years of touring, they really know what they’re doing. Now, in a new twist, they’ve come up with a concept show, meticulously crafted and totally true to life. Takes place at the Caruso Club. La Slague has brought in a pay-what-you can policy for 2021-22 season. Visit laslague.ca/billetterie.

Greater Sudbury Farmers’ Market 

The last two outdoor markets of the year take place at York Street 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 7 and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. The farmers’ market then moves inside to Science North as of Saturday, Oct. 16, and will be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The indoor market runs every Saturday until Dec. 18, and will resume in January after the holiday season. Vaccination passports not required, as the market is considered an essential service.

Cambrian College massage therapy and dental hygiene clinics 

Cambrian College is offering Dental Hygiene and Massage Therapy clinics to the general public. Students in Cambrian’s Massage Therapy program will provide services to the Sudbury community as part of their training under the supervision of qualified faculty. The cost is $25 per visit. To book an appointment, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/massagetherapyclinic. Students in the Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting programs are also providing various dental services to the community under the supervision of licensed dentists and registered dental hygienists. The cost of appointments is $25 per person or $35 for a family of two or more. To book an appointment, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/dental-clinic.

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 Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.