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Community calendar: What's happening around the Nickel City

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.

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

The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear 
Oct. 14-30

Northern Screams Attractions is producing a frightening new haunt called The Blezard Valley: Fields of Fear. Opens Oct. 14, and then runs Thursday to Saturday for the rest of October at the Carrefour Sen. Rheal Belisle Cultural Centre, 2777 Main St. in Blezard Valley. Tickets $10 each, or $25 for three. Visit

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.

Halloween Haunt scouting fundraiser
Opens Oct. 15

Come for a fright at a Nightmare on Saint Mary Yard Haunt! Grand opening Oct. 15. Runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7-10 p.m., rain or shine. 4429 St. Mary Blvd. in Hanmer. Free, but donations to 1st Valley BPSA Scouting Group accepted. Vaccine passports not required. Visit the Facebook event page.

Sculpture, Poetry and Prose event
Oct. 15

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. 15 at the Lively Public Library branch. Event will be cancelled if there is rain. Part of Culture Days.

Greater Sudbury Farmers’ Market 
Moves inside Oct. 16

The Greater Sudbury farmers’ market 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.

Winter Clothing Drive
Oct. 16

Donate to the 2021 Winter Clothing Drive this Saturday, Oct. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in all four local Canadian Tire parking lots. Cooper Equipment Rentals, which is co-ordinating the drive, is looking for all sizes of snowsuits, winter coats and winter boots, as well as toques, scarves, mittens and gloves.

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.

Edible forest garden planting (Alban)
Oct. 16

Volunteers needed for the planting of an edible forest garden at the splash pad park next to Route 64 in Alban. Runs 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. You don’t need to bring anything, and lunch will be provided. The group asks those who wish to volunteer to contact them at or 705-222-5407 to confirm attendance. 

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

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.

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.

Virtual panel on women in trades 
Oct. 19

Cambrian College hosting a virtual panel discussion on the topic of women in trades. Starts 10 a.m. Oct. 19. Via Zoom. Guest panelists include: Cheryl Carbis, Electrical Inspector – Electrical Safety Authority (ESA), Stella Holloway, Vice-President of Northern Operations - MacLean Engineering, Kendra Liinamaa, Millwright Apprentice, Vale, Audrey Manninen, Leadership and Talent Development Manager, TESC Contracting Company and Patricia Tousignant, Jr. Machinist, Heath and Sherwood Ltd. Hear their perspective on how to encourage more women to pursue careers in the skilled trades. Zoom link:, meeting ID 984 7404 7447, passcode 807284.

SOAR Film Fest
Oct. 22-24

Sudbury Outdoor Adventure Reels (SOAR Film Fest) is coming to Sudbury Indie Cinema Oct. 22-24. Runs in-theatre. Put on through a partnership between Sudbury Indie Cinema and Laurentian University’s Outdoor Adventure Leadership Program. All-access passes are $50, and tickets for individual screenings are also on sale. Tickets are available through Event Brite.

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.

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 Part of Culture Days.

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

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 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

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.