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What’s on where: Things to do in Sudbury

A look at what's happening in the community
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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.

Mayoral Candidates’ Fireside Chat (hosted by Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce)
Oct. 6

On Oct. 6, the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Mayoral Candidates’ Fireside Chat” at the Collège Boréal concert hall from 7-9 p.m. The organization issued a survey to members to determine which candidates would be invited, which narrowed in on Brian Bigger, Evelyn Dutrisac, Paul Lefebvre, Miranda Rocca-Circelli and Mila Wong. Only five candidates were invited in order to help “facilitate a useful and productive discussion,” according to a Chamber newsletter.

Junction Creek Stewardship Committee presents turtle information session
Oct. 6

Attend an information session on turtles in the Ramsey Room at Science North from 6-8 p.m. Event is being put on by the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee. Keynote speaker is Jackie Litzgus, who will present a speech on the topic “Ontario Turtles are in Trouble.” The session is part of a collaborative turtle project in the Junction Creek watershed in partnership with the Junction Creek Stewardship Committee, Laurentian University and McMaster University. The project aims to complement previous turtle research projects completed in 2019 and 2013-2014 and fill knowledge gaps to inform the restoration of distressed Blanding’s Turtle habitat.

TNO presents Un. Deux. Trois.
Until Oct. 8

Un. Deux. Trois. is 40 artists from across Canada, Aboriginal, non-Aboriginal and Métis, all Francophones. Co-creators who put on stage their lived experiences, their ideas, their aspirations and their frustrations, to question what constitutes us, divides us and unites us. A show to dare all this, without speeches or signs, without rhetoric or empty phrases, and to go out and meet audiences from Vancouver to Moncton, via Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Toronto, Winnipeg, Caraquet and Sudbury. Concert runs Oct. 5-8 at Place des Arts. More information on tickets and showtimes is available online here.

Nouvelon PSW course information sessions
Oct. 5, 6 and 12 

Starting in November 2022, Carrefour Options+, Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon’s continuing education school, will offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program in Sudbury.  Offered to students 18 years of age and older, this program will allow those interested in becoming a PSW to be trained in French in order to provide care to individuals and families in a variety of settings, including long-term residential institutions and community home care agencies. Persons interested in this program are required to take part in one of the information sessions scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 6, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. or Wednesday, October 12, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is possible to register for these sessions and obtain more information by contacting Jocelyne Leclair, Carrefour Options+ principal, at 705-525-0110 or jocelyne.leclair@nouvelon.ca. Carrefour Options+ is located at 504 St-Raphaël St., Sudbury.

Turkey Gobbler Trail Race
Oct. 9 

Races include a kids’ one-kilometre, 3.5 kilometre or eight-kilometre run at the Walden Cross-Country Fitness Club. Races begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 9. This event is a fundraiser for the Walden Nordic Racer ski team. More information is available on the event’s Facebook page. Email beatonclassic@hotmail.ca

STC/YES Theatre presents Into the Woods
Until Oct. 9

Re-imagining Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s iconic masterpiece “Into the Woods” as an urgent interrogation of the necessity of storytelling in the face of the climate emergency. A world grappling with environmental collapse turns to classic children’s fairy tales as a way to make sense of its own story. Witness a world driven by the unexamined pursuit of self-interest, as individual wish fulfillment stifles any possibility of collective action. Ultimately, that bill comes due – as consequences of Giant proportions tear “Happily Ever After” asunder. Those left standing must rise above the temptation of crying “Your Fault” before the Last Midnight comes, and instead work together to fight for what it is that they want to pass on to the next generation. Production runs at STC Sept. 16 to Oct. 9. Purchase tickets online here.

International Day of the Girl conference
Oct. 11

Skills Ontario has opened registration for its annual International Day of the Girl Celebration.  The in-person conference, featuring keynote speaker Kendra Liinamaa, will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Science North. Skills Ontario celebrates the International Day of the Girl to recognize and inspire girls across the province to build their skills, conquer boundaries, and explore their career pathways. Details on the celebration, including registration, can be found at skillsontario.com/idg.

Centre franco-ontarien de folklore shows 
Oct. 13-16

On Oct. 13, Centre franco-ontarien de folklore (CFOF) welcomes back Jean-Luc Boutin, storyteller from Quebec, who participated in its first Ontario-Quebec exchange in 2018. He’s presenting in honour of CFOF’s 50th anniversary. On Oct. 14, CFOF presents a unique show that will transport you to Senegal, with Echappée belle, Contes d’Afrique et d’ailleurs. On Oct. 15, take in Des récits et des femmes, contes pour un tour du monde, featuring stories by five immigrant women. On Oct. 16, enjoy Marathon de contes. For two hours, 10 storytellers will each present a tale lasting a maximum of eight minutes. All shows take place at Place des Arts. Tickets and showtime information is available on the Place des Arts website.

Rendez-Vous Northern Ontario Arts Symposium
Oct. 14 and 15

Artists and arts administrators from Northern Ontario will gather in Sudbury to explore, share, learn, develop and welcome the future as the Sudbury Arts Council and the City of Greater Sudbury host Rendezvous North Oct. 14-15. This two-day event located at the McEwen School of Architecture includes panel discussions, workshops, presentations, and more – quite simply, everything arts. Special guests include Manitoulin Island-born blues musician Crystal Shawanda. The cost to register is $100. Complete details are available at rendezvousnorth.com.

Walden Art Club art show and sale
Oct. 15-16

The Walden Art Club presents their Artists in Action 2022 fall show and sale. The event runs Oct. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the T.M. Davies Community Centre and Arena. Admission is free. 

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée presents photography workshop
Oct. 17

On Monday Oct. 17 at 10:30 a.m., a photography presentation will be hosted at Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée by Jean-Marie Messier. More information can be found here

La Slague presents La veillée des éveillés (comedy show)
Oct. 19 

Franco-Ontarian comedy is on the rise these days, and a number of rising stars are making a name for themselves in the field. La Slague will put many of them in the spotlight in an exciting evening of festival-style entertainment at the Place des Arts. A great line-up of comedians will be there including Jonathan Dion, Evelyne Roy-Molgat and Improtéine. Event runs at Place des Arts Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. Tickets available online here.

Comedy show (Eric Johnston)
Oct. 21

Comedian Eric Johnston returns to Sudbury Oct. 21 as part of his “Untouchabull” Comedy Tour. The show runs at 7 p.m. at the Little Montreal restaurant in downtown Sudbury. Tickets are available through Johnston’s website.

Comedy show (Jeff Leeson)
Oct. 21

Sudbury Performance Group presents comedian Jeff Leeson in his “Sorry I’m Not Kevin Hart” comedy tour. The show runs at 7 p.m. at the Trevi Bar and Grill on Lasalle Boulevard. Get tickets online here. For more than 20 years Jeff Leeson has been astonishing crowds across North America with his off the cuff, improvisational style that leaves crowds not only wanting more, but amazed at what they just witnessed. Combining traditional stand up comedy with long form improv, Jeff creates a unique and personal experience for the audience each and every show.

Lively Heritage Arts Guild presents Quilt and Craft Sale 
Oct. 22 

The Lively Heritage Arts Guild presents its Quilt and Craft Sale Oct. 22 at the Kinsmen Hall in Lively. Event runs 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Find unique one-of-a-kind items of quality hand-crafted by members. This includes knitting, quilts, weaving, crafts, jewellery, seasonal items and a silent auction. Admission is free. 

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Songs and Dances’
Oct. 22 

Concert features music by the great Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius and much more with guest conductor, Martin MacDonald. Pre-concert talk and post-concert reception. Concert takes place starting at 7:30 p.m. at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Tickets available through STC’s box office online or by phoning 705-674-8381.

Sudbury Theatre Centre PA Day Camp
Oct. 24

Exploration and fun are the keywords for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages eight to 12. The next camp is coming up Monday, Oct. 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Future dates include Friday, Feb. 3; Friday, March 10; Friday, April 28 and Friday June 9. The program includes collaborative activities and games designed to build imagination, confidence, and creative expression. Visit sudburytheatre.com/youth for more information and to register.

Sue Lampinen presents Fall Art Show and Sale
Oct. 28-30

Check out new paintings and prints by local artists Sue Lampinen. Visit her studio Oct. 28-30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments. Lampinen’s studio is located at 1350 Regent St. (across from Shell station). Phone 705-522-8068.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée presents Bob Ross painting workshop 
Oct. 31 

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée presents a painting workshop using the Bob Ross technique. The lesson is from 9- 1p.m. and registration is $65, which includes materials, but you're advised to bring paper towels. To sign up, call 705-969-8649.

Haunted Heights Trail 
Runs weekends throughout October

Check out the Haunted Heights Trail at 1764 Kathleen St. in McCrea Heights. The 800-foot trail officially opens Friday, Sept. 30, and runs 8-11 p.m. The trail runs Fridays and Saturdays throughout October from 8-11 p.m. It also runs Sunday, Oct. 30 from 7-10 p.m. Admission is $10, or $7 with two non-perishable food items (human or pet). The organizers are trying to raise two tons of food for the Sudbury Food Bank. Event is OK for kids eight years of age and older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Dogs are not permitted. Due to the terrain, the trail is not wheelchair accessible. Learn more on the event’s Facebook page.

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée
October activities

Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée is hosting activities Monday through Friday each week, in addition to their special events. Every Monday from 9 to 1 p.m. the day centre is open for games, coffee and cards, with a communal dinner welcome to all at noon ($12 per lunch) and knitting from 9 to 2 p.m. Every Tuesday features line dancing from 10- 11:30 a.m. and bean-bag horseshoes (jeux de pochettes) from 1-3:30 p.m. Every Wednesday is yoga from 9:30 to 1-:30 a.m. and each Thursday will feature hula-hooping from 9-10 a.m., arts and crafts from 10 to 2 p.m. and paper tole from 11-2 p.m. (in the Salle Boivin). 

Collège Boréal hosts ‘Madame Bolduc on Tour’ exhibition
Until mid-November

Mary Travers, a depression-era Quebec folk musician, is the subject of a bilingual travelling exhibition called “Madame Bolduc on Tour,” on display at Collège Boréal until late fall. You may remember the story of Travers, also known as Madame Bolduc and La Bolduc, from this Historica Canada Heritage Minute. The exhibition, which is free, can be visited Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Collège Boréal's Alphonse-Desjardins Resource Centre, located at 21 Lasalle Blvd. in Sudbury. It runs until mid-November.

Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade
Nov. 19

The Greater Sudbury Santa Claus Parade committee has announced that this year’s parade is happening starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19. The local Santa Claus parade was cancelled in both 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so the parade is returning this year after last running in 2019. The parade organizers said the parade will close the downtown core to vehicular traffic from approximately 5-8 p.m. Nov. 19. Parking will not be allowed along the parade route. The southbound lanes of Notre Dame Avenue will also be closed between Kathleen and Ste. Anne road starting at 1 p.m. that day. A press conference will be held at a later date with more details. For more information, visit www.sudburysantaclausparade.com.

Art Gallery of Sudbury presents Undergrowth by Sara Angelucci
|Runs until Nov. 27

This fall, the Art Gallery of Sudbury hosts an exhibition by Toronto contemporary artist Sara Angelucci titled Undergrowth. The exhibition comprises 28 artworks including four series of photography-based works, an audio installation, and the new video projection Ghost Orchard. The exhibition continues at the Art Gallery of Sudbury until Nov. 27. Admission is free with a donation.

Nickel City Sound
Tuesday evening practices 

Nickel City Sound, a women’s barbershop chorus, is known for their community performances and sparkling harmonies. To learn more about the chorus, you’re invited out to practice with the group any Tuesday night from 6:30-9 p.m. at Lockerby High School. Visit www.nickelcitysound.ca or email info@nickelcitysound.ca

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.