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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community this week
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Sudbury.com runs a weekly list of things that are going on locally, both in-person and virtual. If you’re planning a performance, class, presentation, exhibit, fundraiser, initiative or other event in Greater Sudbury, send the details to calendar@sudbury.com so we can spread the word.

STC presents Leisa Way’s Rock n’ Roll is Here to Stay
June 15-17

Sudbury Theatre Centre presents the smash hit concert Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay on stage June 15 to June 17, starring Leisa Way and The Wayward Wind Band as they celebrate 50 years of rock history. Copper Cliff native and internationally acclaimed Canadian songbird Leisa Way has created magic with her newest concert, Rock n’ Roll is Here to Stay. Way and her Wayward Wind Band keep the rock ‘n roll and classic rock flame burning in this high energy show that will thrill audiences with the electrifying sounds of the hottest rock stars in history. For tickets contact the STC Box Office at 705-674-8381, in person at 170 Shaughnessy St. in downtown Sudbury (Tues. and Wed. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Thurs. and Fri. 12 p.m.  to 6 p.m.), or online at sudburytheatre.com. Masks are required for all performances of Rock ‘n Roll is Here to Stay. 

Jazzed Up Downtown series 
June 16

Jazz Sudbury runs its free concert series every Thursday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Oscar’s Grill, located at 86 Durham Street in Downtown Sudbury. The series features musicians from the Sudbury jazz community. Visit www.jazzsudbury.com.

Sudbury Indie Cinema hosts Queer North Film Festival
June 16-19

Queer North Film Festival is currently the only queer film festival in Northern Ontario. Queer North celebrates the diversity of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender & two-spirited communities through quality cinema. All screenings take place at Sudbury Indie Cinema (162 Mackenzie St.). June 16-19. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury Performance Group presents Céleste Lévis and Pandora Topp
June 17 and 18 

Sudbury Performance Group presents francophone music as part of its La Musique Fest. Céleste Lévis performs June 17. Cafe Piaf with Pandora Topp is June 18. Both shows take place at Thorneloe University. Doors open at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online here.

L’Arche Sudbury Golf Tournament
June 17 

If you’re looking for a tee off and a chance to support L’Arche Sudbury at the same time, you’ll love the chance to play as part of their first annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament. Held on June 17 at the Lively Golf and Country Club, you’ll not only have a chance to raise funds for the local organization, but also the chance to win prizes and have a great day out on the green. There will be hole-in-one prizes, if you’re feeling lucky, including Including a 2022 Toyota, donated by Laking Toyota, as well as a cash prize of $10,000, donated by McDougall Insurance. Green Fees, cart, lunch, snacks, and swag bag are included in the price of $225.00 per person, or $900 for a foursome. Charitable receipts will be issued. For all the details and to register for the L’Arche Sudbury first annual Charity Classic Golf Tournament visit their website here or email them at office.assistant@larchesudbury.org.

Sudbury Art Crawl
June 18 

Check out the Sudbury Art Crawl June 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Event takes place at venues in the downtown core and across Greater Sudbury. The Sudbury Art Crawl is a grassroots cultural event celebrating the arts in the City of Greater Sudbury. It features a variety of works by local artists at all career stages at local venues throughout our city. Come experience the diverse talent our region has to offer! Learn more at sudburyartcrawl.com.

Ladies’ Garden Tea Party (St. Alexander Church, Chelmsford)
June 18 

Ladies are invited to a Garden Tea Party hosted at St. Alexander Church in Chelmsford. The event takes place 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 18. Wear a decorated hat. Prizes to be won. Enjoy tea and cake while listening to guest speakers, including Sudbury Women’s Centre executive director Giulia Carpenter and Michaela Penwarden-Watson of the Canadian Mental Health Association. Bring a donation of women’s clothing, feminine hygiene products or $2 cash for the Sudbury Women’s Centre. 

Peter Schneider Concert Series
June 19 

For more than 20 years, new and seasoned musicians have delighted crowds from June to August with free concerts in Bell Park every Sunday evening from 7 to 8:15 p.m. as part of the Peter Schneider Concert Series. The Sarah Craig Jazz Trio performs at the William Bell Gazebo June 19. Local musical original artist Sarah Craig will perform bringing her sunshine of smiles, beautiful voice and keyboard styles covering a spectacle of musical genres including jazz infused swing, Latin, and blues standards as well as fun funk, reggae and pop grooves. Sarah is joined by local drum fanatic Christopher Dardick and saxophonist Allan J. Walsh.

HSN Volunteer Association AGM 
June 22 

The Health Sciences North Volunteer Association’s 21st Annual General Meeting takes place June 22 at 4:15 p.m. If you would like to attend, phone 705 523-7100, ext. 3676 and an invitation will be emailed to you.

Cinéfest Sudbury presents screening of The Phantom of the Open 
June 22 

The Phantom of the Open is the third film of 2022 in Cinéfest Sudbury’s Red Carpet Patron Program. The comedic sports drama is directed by Craig Roberts and starring Mark Rylance (Academy Award Winner—Bridge of Spies) and Sally Hawkins (Academy Award Nominee—Blue Jasmine and The Shape of Water). The screening takes place at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Purchase tickets online here.

Sudbury High School 50th anniversary reunion
June 24-25

Sudbury’s oldest high school, Sudbury High, merged with Sheridan Tech in 1973-74 to become Sudbury Secondary School. On the weekend of June 24-25, 2022, more than 60 members of the last graduating class of Sudbury High School will be getting together to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their 1972 graduation.The weekend’s plans include a tour of the renovated halls that now make up the school they once knew, a wine and cheese get-together Friday evening, a stroll through Bell Park Saturday morning, and — to close off the weekend  a dinner, variety show and dance at the Caruso Club Saturday evening. The reunion events are open only to 1972 graduates and their guests. Email shsreunion72@gmail.com.

La Nuit Sur l’étang presents Inner Circle concert
June 25 

Les Concerts La Nuit Sur l’étang  presents an acoustic concert called Inner Circle featuring longtime friends Zachary Richard and Robert Paquette as well as five other musicians. Event runs at 8 p.m. June 25 at College Boréal. Purchase tickets online here.

Seniors’ Month Community Barbecue
June 25 

Enjoy a free barbecue in honour of Seniors’ Month from 12-2 p.m. June 25 at the Adanac Ski Hill chalet. Event is hosted by Right at Home Canada Home Health Care and Assistance. Free for seniors. All are welcome. Special guest Mayor Brian Bigger. Donations to The Canada Way are being accepted.

Onaping Falls Summerfest
June 25

Event runs at the Dowling Leisure Centre 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 25 (quiet hour 10-11 a.m. for special needs kids). Vendors, kids’ activities, a car show, barbecue and more. Check out a 100-foot inflatable obstacle course, a rock climbing wall, inflatable axe throwing, Northern Exotics, Talon & Bark Falconry and Science North’s Great Northern Ontario Roadshow.

Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Is this real life 
Runs to June 26

Is this real life | Est-ce la vraie vie is a contemporary installation of 25 artworks by 26 artists looking back on two years of unsettling times, including works by Alexandra Berens, Jon Butler, Linda Finn, Sue Gamble, Ashley Guenette, Madison Kotyluk, Martin Kotyluk, Maven Kotyluk, Sue Lampinen, Maria Legault, Suzanne McCrae, Andrew McPhail, Jess McShane, Neli Nenkova, Rob O'Flanagan, Elyse Portal, Emilio Portal, Joey Solomon, Heather Topp, Isak Vaillancourt, Rita Vanderhooft, Sharon VanStarkenburg, Johanna Westby, Cheryl Wilson Smith, Laura Woermke, and Karen Ylitalo. Each artwork was selected on its individual merit. Gathered together in the exhibition installation, the artworks offer meditations by artists on artmaking during pandemic, mortality, social distancing, sheltering at home, the companionship of pets during solitude, the omnipresence of social media, real opportunities for social change and reconciliation, environmental impact, and essential connections to nature and the outdoors. The exhibit opened May 19, and runs until June 26 at Art Gallery of Sudbury. The gallery is still operating under COVID-19 restrictions. Pre-book visits online here.

Rainbow board Kindergarten Camp 
June 29 registration deadline 

Rainbow District School Board will offer Kindergarten Camp for children starting school this fall.  The week-long program will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. from Wednesday, Aug. 24 to Wednesday, Aug. 31 at all Rainbow elementary schools. Children must be registered to attend school where the program is being offered. Under the guidance of qualified teachers and designated early childhood educators, children will enjoy a variety of daily routines and will engage in inquiry-based learning and play, including co-operative games and outdoor activities. The program will focus on collaboration, problem solving and innovation, and math and literacy. Register for Kindergarten Camp online here. The deadline to register is June 29. Inquiries can be sent to kindergartencamp@rainbowschools.ca.

Centre Club d'Âge d’Or de la Vallée
June activities 

Mondays - exercises, cafe, card games (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), community dinner, (12 p.m.), knitting (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Tuesdays - jeux de pochettes (1-3 p.m.), Wednesday - yoga (9:30 to 10:30 a.m.), montage en papier (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), Thursdays - bricolage (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.). Carpentry also runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. June events include the Regular Meeting and Barbecue (June 8 at 4 p.m.), Diner Amical (June 17 at noon) and Amateur Musicians (June 27 at 12:30 p.m.). Centre Club d'Âge d’Or de la Vallée is located at 26 Côté Blvd. in Hanmer. Phone 705-969-8649.