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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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George Thorogood and the Destroyers at the Essar Centre on Monday, May 2, 2016. (Donna Hopper/SooToday) is putting together a weekly list of local events and projects (virtual or otherwise) to keep families busy and offer some welcome distraction from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

George Thorogood And the Destroyers 2022 concert 
Tickets now on sale

The Sudbury Community Arena has announced legendary rockers George Thorogood and the Destroyers are playing our local barn (although not until next year). The band plans to bring its “Good to be Bad: 45 years of Rock” tour to the arena on Friday, May 13, 2022, presented by Jones Entertainment Group. Tickets start at $59 are now on sale at

Virtual workshops for parents of students entering post-secondary studies
July and August 

Do you have a child thinking about attending or actually starting college or university in September? Cambrian College is hosting a three-part online series, “Supporting Your Post-secondary Student.” Topics are as follows: The Application Process (1-2 p.m. July 21), OMG! They’re In! (1-2 p.m. July 28), Now You Have a College Student (1-2 p.m. Aug. 4). Register online here.

Virtual comedy performance
July 22

Sudbury Performance Group hosts a virtual performance by Hamilton comedian Eric Johnston at 7:30 p.m. July 22. Tickets for the night of comedy are Pay What You Can (suggested $25 for Zoom and $20 for YouTube).  Phone 705-662-8518 or visit Unique links will be sent to patrons the day before the event.

Black Lives Matter Sudbury Reads Poetry and Short Stories 
July 22 

A virtual event at 7 p.m. brings Black lives Matter Sudbury’s second BLMS Reads event, featuring readings of poetry and short stories from The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry and other works.

Jazzed Up Downtown
Events July 24 and July 28 

Check out Jazzed Up Downtown at the corner of Cedar and Durham from 10 a.m. to noon every Saturday this summer. This event features two live local music acts per week, one beginning at 10 a.m. and one at 11 a.m. July 24 features Kids Can Jazz with the Jazz Sudbury House Band. Learn more at

Northern Arts Festival
July 24

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 July 24 is Skylark.

Art Gallery of Sudbury summer exhibits 
Until Sept. 5

Photographic exhibit New Zealand by local photographer Kathy Browning and an exhibit of the work of master Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak. Both exhibits run until Sept. 5. Pre-book your visit to the gallery at 705-675-4871.

Apply to serve on Lively Recreation Advisory Panel 
Aug. 6 application deadline 

The City of Greater Sudbury is currently seeking residents to join the Lively Recreation Advisory Panel. Residents interested in helping to shape the future of recreation in Lively/Walden are asked to apply to the panel no later than 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6. The creation of the panel is the first step in the community engagement process following the closure of Meatbird Lake Park. The $4 million received from the sale of the land will be invested in recreation amenities in the Lively/Walden area. Applications can be completed and submitted online at They are also available for download at or for in person pickup at the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre. Completed applications can be submitted through, by email to or in person at the Lively Library and Citizen Service Centre.

YES Theatre summer season

YES Theatre has announced its summer program, consisting of a variety of streamed and in-person events. Live from the Grotto runs Aug. 31-Sept. 19, and features three different concerts from the Grotto (Through Rose Coloured Glasses, Ghosts of Broadway, A Song to the Moon). Night Owl Cabaret Series runs various nights from July 16-Aug. 14. Watch livestreamed cabaret shows created and performed by favourite YES Theatre artists. Take Out Cabarets run during July and August, and allows people to invite neighbours and family to take to the driveway or the grass for a special one-hour concert presented by YES Theatre artists. Tickets at

Sidewalk chalk challenge 

Coalition for a Liveable Sudbury invites residents to brighten their neighbourhood with a sidewalk chalk mural. Grab some chalk, get creative, and transform a bit of pavement into something wonderful. Consider teaming up with neighbours to make an even bigger splash along your block (follow current COVID guidelines). Don’t forget to share some pictures, anytime in July. E-mail with a picture, or post on social media with the hashtag #NeighbourhoodsTogether, and your neighbourhood location. Posts can be made on twitter or Instagram, on in the Project Impact Sudbury Facebook group. Spread the joy, and be entered into a draw for a fun neighbourhood prize.

Provincial Park Day Pass lending Greater Sudbury Public Library

Library members with a card in good standing are eligible to borrow one Ontario Parks Pass for up to seven days. The pass provides free entry for one vehicle and all passengers to visit any provincial park for the day, including weekends. Greater Sudbury’s 13 library locations each have three passes that members can borrow first come, first served. Due to anticipated demand, holds and transfers between locations are not available. Residents must contact their nearest library location to request a pass and arrange for pickup.

Perogies and Cabbage Rolls
Mondays to Fridays

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