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What's on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening online and in the community
141021_calendar-pexels-bich-tran-636246 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 so we can spread the word.

Durkac Festival of Lights 
Until Dec. 26

View a beautiful lights display, donate non-perishable foods or cash to Edgar Burton Christmas Food Drive (Sudbury Food Bank). Box for food items will be set up at the end of the driveway. 48 Severn St. (Donovan/Cambrian Heights area, off of Burton Dr.). Lights on 6-9 p.m., Friday to Sunday Nov. 12-14, Thursday to Sunday Nov. 18 to Dec. 26. Special appearance from Santa Claus 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Nov. 20, Dec. 3, Dec. 11, Dec. 12, Dec. 22 and Dec. 23.

Handmade Crafts Pop-Up Market 
Until Nov. 20

Presented by Lively Heritage Arts Guild. Takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12-20 (closed Mondays) at Gallery 174 at 174 Elgin St. Unique hand-made items of quality. Accepting credit, debit and cash.

STC PA Day camp 
Nov. 19 

Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages 8 – 12. Four full-day Theatre Camps will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the following dates: Friday, Nov. 19; Friday, Feb. 4; Friday, March 11; and Monday, June 13. $60 per day, or  $55 for current STC Academy students. After-care until 5 p.m. is available upon request for an additional $10 per day. Visit

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

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 you 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. and 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.

City of Lakes Music Society concert
Nov. 21

The City of Lakes Music Society proudly presents Bach and Beyond, a concert presenting the music of Bach, Schubert and Shostakovich, among others. Featured artists include Dr. Charlene Biggs on piano, Dr. Jamie Arrowsmith on viola, the string trio of Cristina Masotti, Melissa Schaak and Dick van Raadshooven, as well as some very talented up and coming young Sudbury musicians Elizabeth Arrowsmith, Yvonne Gao and Sophia Gould. The concert takes place on Sunday, Nov. 21 at 2 p.m. at Ste Anne-des-Pins. Tickets $25 for adults, $20 for seniors, $15 for students, and available at the door. All COVID-19 protocols in place.

Sudbury Arts Council AGM
Nov. 22

Members of the Sudbury Arts Council, potential new members and non members who have an interest in the arts are invited to attend the 2021 Annual General Meeting on Monday, Nov. 22. The meeting will be held at the Indie Cinema on Mackenzie Street next to the Sudbury Public Library at 7 p.m. To vote at the AGM, you must be a member of the arts council. Memberships will be on sale before the meeting, or you can sign up using the membership form on the arts council’s website.

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 to play, then share your findings for a chance to win. Send a picture of your ‘I Spy’ and ‘Bingo’ cards to by Nov. 30 and be entered in a draw.

Walden Winter Carnival button design contest 
Nov. 30 deadline

Button design contest for the Feb. 11-13 winter carnival is open to all children in Greater Sudbury. Entry deadline is Nov. 30. Community will get the chance to vote on winning design Dec. 2-10. Learn more at

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

STC presents Dickens’ A Christmas Carol 
Dec. 2-18

Celebrate the holiday season with Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Jeremy Webb and composed by Scott Macmillan (Dec. 2-18). Enjoyed by STC audiences in 2019, the classic story is lovingly recreated for the whole family with puppets portraying the ghosts of Christmas and a fully orchestrated musical score. Local actor Matthew Heiti will reprise the role of Ebenezer Scrooge and a host of other characters in this traditional telling of the holiday classic that will give you the giggles, move you to tears and fill you to the very brim of with cozy, homey Christmas cheer. Visit for tickets.

#SaveLUgreenspace photo contest 
Dec. 6 deadline 

Celebrate and share the beauty of the LU greenspace in all seasons in the #saveLUgreenspace photo contest. Enter your best spring, summer, fall and/or winter photo of the LU greenspace at to help showcase its beauty and importance to our community. The deadline for entries is 7 p.m. on Dec. 6. Prizes will be awarded in each seasonal category.

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.