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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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Wordstock board member Bennett Malcolmson and festival director/co-founder Heather Campbell are seen with a collection of books by some of the authors to be featured at this year’s event, to take place in-person and virtually Nov. 4-6.

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.

Wordstock

Nov. 4-6

The Wordstock Sudbury Literary Festival runs Nov. 4-6 with a blended in-person and virtual version of the event. In-person events are at Holiday Inn Sudbury. Tickets on sale here. More information on this year’s event can also be found on their Facebook and Instagram pages.

Art show and sale

Nov. 5-7

My Outdoor Studio art show and sale by artist Sue Lampinen. Door prizes, refreshments, sales on framed prints and originals. Takes place at Lampinen Fine Art and Custom Painting. 705-522-8068.

STC The PlayMine script reading series 

Nov. 5

Sudbury Theatre Centre’s script reading series The PlayMine opens with Evergreen by Aaron Kyte on Friday, Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Admission is by donation. Evergreen uses the collected sound recordings of celebrated historian and folklorist Mary Helen Creighton, as the foundation for a theatre piece that explores themes of loss and remembrance through an interwoven tapestry of Canadian ghost stories and folk songs. Learn more on STC’s website

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.

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Derek Seguin

Nov. 6

Sudbury Performance Group presents stand-up comedy with Derek Seguin. Undeniably one of Canada’s hottest comedians, Seguin has been touring clubs and theatres across North America intensely for the past few years, and his debut concert album, “Newfie Octopus,” is a bestseller on CD Baby and on iTunes. Whether he’s ragging on politics, or describing life with his children, he brings us into his perspective without preaching any selfish point of view. His undeniable charm makes him simply fun to watch and listen to, and is in large part the reason he is one of Canada’s most “in demand” comedians. Takes place at The Trevi, shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Nov. 6. Tickets available through Event Brite.

Run to Remember 

Nov. 7 

Collect funds and to create awareness for the first responders and military personnel who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Participants can choose to run/walk 1 km, 5 km or 10 km virtually (from your location of choice) or in the nature trails of the Collège Boréal Sudbury campus. All participants will receive a t-shirt and a medal. Event is organized by Collège Boréal’s fitness and health promotion students. Register online here.

Sudbury Performance Group presents All Together Now! A Global Celebration

Nov. 12-14

All Together Now! features songs from Music Theatre International’s beloved catalogue of musicals, including such shows as Annie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Come From Away, Disney’s Mary Poppins, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Fiddler on the Roof, Godspell, Guys and Dolls, Hairspray, Into the Woods, Les Misérables, Little Shop of Horrors, Mamma Mia!, Matilda, My Fair Lady, Once on This Island, RENT, Waitress, and many more! It is a ‘Welcome back!’ to the world of musical theatre to audiences. Five performances Nov. 12-14 at Thorneloe University. Tickets at sudburyperformance.ca.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra 

Nov. 13 

SSO presents a family performance of Ferdinand and Friends. Featuring narration by Ruthie Nkut, this will be a particularly engaging concert for all ages. Families will be encouraged to read Lafontaine’s fables and create puppets to bring along to the performance. Audiences will be able to enjoy the fables read between movements of Schumann. The concert also features the story of Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf, set to music from Bizet’s Carmen. Shows at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Aspen Hall at Northbury Hotel. Tickets are available through Event Brite.

Cambrian College virtual fall open house

Nov. 13

Take a virtual tour of campus. Meet Cambrian faculty, students, and staff who can tell you more about Cambrian’s 90+ programs, campus life, and financial aid available to students. There are prizes to be won including a $10,000 cash prize, a $2,500 scholarship, an Apple watch, $500 Amazon gift cards, a custom-built firepit from the college's Welding and Fabrication Technician students and more. Runs 10 a.m to 2 p.m. Nov. 13. For more information, visit www.cambriancollege.ca/openhouse.

Book launch

Nov. 14

Sarah Lashbrook launches her second book, Evanesce. Launch party takes place Nov. 14 at 1 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. The author will be doing a reading, an audience question and answer period, and a signing for all people who wish to purchase a book at the event. All are welcome but must be registered prior to the event by emailing evanesce.booking@gmail.com or by phoning 705-626-6907. Full vaccination against COVID-19 required.

Sudbury Performance Group presents On a First-Name Basis (dinner theatre)

Nov. 19 and 20 

David, a successful novelist with writer's block, has received some devastating news he's kept to himself. Lucy, his housekeeper of twenty-eight years, has her own secret that she's afraid to admit. As Lucy is getting ready to end her shift, David invites her to stay and have a drink, curious about the woman who's been tending to his house all these years. But as the night sets in and the drinks start to flow, secrets reveal themselves, for better or worse. Performances run at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 and 20 at Ukrainian National Federation. Tickets at sudburyperformance.ca.

Nouveau Louvre

Sale begins Nov. 20  

The GNO is back with its long-awaited annual event, the Nouveau Louvre, a trippy Christmas art sale. The gallery invites artists to submit artworks of all kinds for sale. Submitted works will be displayed on the GNO's virtual boutique through November, before the sale. The sale will begin virtually Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. as part of a festive party at Spacecraft Brewery. First come, first served. All artwork will be sold for $200. Profits will be shared between the artist and the GNO. The artist will receive $125, and the GNO $75. The sale will continue until Jan. 29, 2022. Make submissions online here.

Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury project

Until Nov. 30 

What makes your street and neighbourhood complete? Where can you go in your neighbourhood and what makes it easy or hard? What can you spot on your street? Explore your surroundings and see what you find with some fun games from Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury. Get out and about to play ‘I SPY my neighbourhood,’ then head towards home and play ‘What’s on my street BINGO.’ Download your ‘I spy’ and ‘BINGO’ cards at liveablesudbury.org/i_spy to play, then share your findings for a chance to win. Send a picture of your ‘I Spy’ and ‘Bingo’ cards to clsudbury@live.com by Nov. 30 and be entered in a draw.

Vive Le Vin in a Box fundraiser

During November 

The Rotary Club of Sudbury Sunrisers is running its Vive Le Vin in a Box fundraiser this month. Each box comes with one bottle of red and white wine, paired cheeses and gourmet snacks, and can be purchased in two pricing tiers - both featuring first-class wines selected by a local sommelier. There are many prizes to be won in random boxes, and one lucky box will hold a ticket for a wine fridge stocked with a variety of delicious wines. Boxes can be purchased this November and will be available only while supply lasts. Purchase a “Vive Le Vin in a Box” online at vivelevininabox.com.

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.