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Gem Detectives family event at Dynamic Earth
Children, teens, families, and teachers interested in Earth Sciences, and especially rocks, minerals, and planets, are invited to a free interactive May 25 event at Dynamic Earth with something for everyone. The Gem Detectives event, presented by the Harquail School of Earth Sciences at Laurentian University, begins at 6 p.m. Guests are invited to bring in their own rocks and minerals to have them examined by a professional geologist, and they can take home one of 100 free mineral identification kits. They’ll also learn how to become gem detectives, followed by an interactive Kahoot! quiz, where great geology prizes will be awarded to three winners. The evening will end with “How We Study the Geology of Mars” with “Groovy Geologist” Cate Larsen. This session is free and open to the public, with advance registration through Eventbrite required due to limited seating.
Lynn Miles house concert
Veteran award winning singer-songwriter Lynn Miles will perform at a private home in Greater Sudbury on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is open to the public and tickets are available online here. Based in Ottawa, Lynn Miles has performed in Sudbury often. She is a perennial crowd favourite, known for her vocal ability, moving lyrics and melodies. She is also very funny. Miles has 16 albums to her credit, including a brand new one, “TumbleWeedyWorld,” released on True North Records in March, to rave reviews in both North America and Europe. For more information, visit lynnmiles.ca or email Scott Merrifield at [email protected].
Beaver Lake fire extinguisher demonstration sessions
May 26 and May 27
NATT Safety Services is partnering with the Beaver Lake Fire & Services Committee to bring fire extinguisher demonstration and awareness sessions to the community of Beaver Lake. Anyone is welcome to join. The sessions take place May 26 from 7-9 p.m. and May 27 from 10 a.m. to noon. The fire extinguisher demo simulates the discharge of actual fire extinguishers for a clean and safe experience. The simulator senses participants actions and responds like a real fire. For more information, phone 705-866-5627.
Students on Stage presents The Magic Pebble
YES Theatre and STC present the Students on Stage production of The Magic Pebble. Meet Denise, Becky, Jonesy & Hattie, four bored kids who are trying to answer the age old question: “What are we going to do today?” When they stumble across a magic pebble, their wishes for adventure turn out to be more than they ever dreamed possible. On a wild journey through time, the gang must face the meanest pirates, a vicious T-Rex and - scariest of all - Old Lady Figaro. With new scenes written by the Students on Stage cast, this show is packed full of music, laughs and crazy adventures. Production runs May 26-28 at Sudbury Theatre Centre. Purchase tickets online here.
Defeat Depression Walk
The 10th annual Defeat Depression event, hosted by the Northern Initiative for Social Action (NISA), is set to go May 27 in Bell Park. The event will begin at Grace Hartman Amphitheatre in Bell Park. Registrations will start at 9:30 a.m., with the walk/run to follow at 10:30 a.m. Defeat Depression is a national mental health awareness and fundraising initiative of the Mood Disorders Society of Canada. The fundraising goal for this year is $50,000, with proceeds going directly to the NISA. For more information, and to register online, visit sudbury.defeatdepression.ca.
Gardener’s Day at the Sudbury Market
The Sudbury Horticultural Society has partnered with the Sudbury Market to offer an outdoor Gardener’s Day at Science North on Saturday, May 27 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The society's Spring Plant Sale will be held on that day. A wide variety of gardening-related vendors and exhibitors will share their products and services. More information is available online here.
SudburyRocks Race, Run and Walk
The Sudbury Rocks Race, Run and Walk returns May 28. The event is in support of the Northern Cancer Foundation. Events include the marathon, marathon walk, eight-person marathon relay run, half marathon run or walk, 10 kilometre run or walk, five kilometre run or walk and family five kilometre run or walk. All races begin on Minto Street starting beside Tom Davies Square. Visit the Sudbury Rocks website for race times and registration information.
Walk for Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer Society Sudbury-Manitoulin North Bay & Districts hosts its annual Walk for Alzheimer’s on May 28. The walk begins at the Alzheimer Society’s Sudbury main office (960B Notre Dame Ave.) at noon. Register for the Sudbury walk here.
Cystic Fibrosis Walk
The 19th annual Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History hits Bell Park on May 28. Organized by the Greater Sudbury Kinette Club for the second year in a row, the annual event is tied to Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and is Cystic Fibrosis Canada’s largest national fundraising event. In Sudbury, the walk begins at the Elizabeth Street Gazebo in Bell Park and heads toward Science North through the park. Registration is at 10 a.m. on May 28, with opening ceremonies at 11 a.m. The walk ends at around noon with closing ceremonies and a rough tally of funds raised. Prizes will also be awarded while live music is provided by Naked Soul. Volunteers are needed for the event to assist with set-up, provide snacks to walkers, sanitize surfaces, clean up and direct people to the proper areas depending on their needs. Students in need of volunteer hours are welcome. Register for the walk here.
Pet Save Walk-A-Thon
The Annual "A New Leash On Life" Walk-A-Thon for Pet Save is back on Sunday, May 28. Pledge forms are available at the Pet Save Re"Tail" Thrift Store, the Pet Save Adoption Center in Lively and local pet food stores. Join Pet Save at the Bell Park Amphitheatre (Grace Hartman Amphitheatre) off of the corner of Paris Street and York Street. A fun filled event for all ages and your canine friends. Prizes for top pledges. All pledges receive a reuseable tote bag of goodies! Pledges over $75 receive a free t-shirt. Registration starts at 10 a.m. and the walk starts at 11:30 a.m.
La Slague presents Daniel Lanois trio
It all started on the outskirts of Berlin, in a small chapel, with a three-part harmony. Daniel Lanois and two buddies. Jermaine Holmes is there, on drums, the mighty Jim Wilson on bass, and Lanois on guitar. Their three voices blend and echo. The acoustics of the chapel are such that the voices are too beautiful. So, the instruments go silent. They let the voices fill the night. That dynamic configuration is now being presented as a live performance, in various formats. The more Lanois travels, the more he feels that mediums merge into one another; the record, the radio, the internet, TV, festivals, life itself and, of course, SINGING. A concert runs at 7:30 p.m. May 28 at Place des Arts. Purchase tickets online here.
2023 Conference – Storytellers of Canada
May 31 to June 4
The conference theme for 2023 is: “A penny for your thought, a nickel for a story.” In every culture, stories are full of wisdom, and make us reflect on our role, our hopes and our memories. In 2023, the group will gather at the centre of the universe, in Sudbury, to share stories from all over the world and spread their beauty around! The conference runs May 31 to June 4 at Place des Arts. Tickets are available online here.
Cinéfest screening of “Master Gardener”
Cinéfest Sudbury has announced that Paul Schrader’s “Master Gardener” is the next offering in its Red Carpet Patron Program. The film will screen at SilverCity Sudbury on Wednesday, May 31 at 7 p.m. “Master Gardener” follows Narvel Roth (Joel Edgerton), the meticulous horticulturist of Gracewood Gardens. He is as much devoted to tending the grounds of this beautiful and historic estate, to pandering to his employer, the wealthy dowager Mrs. Haverhill (three-time Academy Award nominee Sigourney Weaver). When Mrs. Haverhill demands that he take on her wayward and troubled great-niece Maya (Quintessa Swindell) as a new apprentice, chaos enters Narvel’s spartan existence, unlocking dark secrets from a buried violent past that threaten them all. Individual tickets are on sale now at www.cinefest.com, at the Cinéfest Sudbury Box Office (located at 40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by calling 705-688-1234. Please note that all Red Carpet Patrons are granted free admittance, as well as complimentary pop and popcorn with their Red Carpet Patron Program card. Visit www.cinefest.com/rcpp for details.
Centre Club d’Âge d’Or de la Vallée
Mondays cafe, card games, exercises, dinner and knitting, Tuesdays line dancing and bean bag toss, Wednesdays yoga and paper tole, Thursdays beading, Fridays darts, line dancing and cribbage. The Fête des membres runs May 5, brunch on May 7, community dinner with amateur musicians May 15 and diner amical May 18. More information is available through the club’s Facebook page.
Calendar photo submissions
June 1 deadline
Sudbury Arts Council (SAC) invites submissions for its 2024 desk calendar. This year's theme is Iconic Sudbury. Included in a list of iconic images might be the Big Nickel, the Super Stack, the watertower, the Silver Bullet, the Flour Mill Silos, Capreol trains, the AY Jackson lookout, the Sudbury Wolves, historic buildings, The Bridge of Nations, Science North, the Art Gallery of Sudbury, the Grotto, recognizable sculptures and so much more. Participants may enter a maximum of two images, horizontal format only. Photographers selected for the calendar will receive an honorarium as well as five copies of the calendar. The deadline for submission is June 1, 2023. Submissions should be sent to [email protected].
Collège Notre-Dame Le Bistro student concert
On Friday, June 2, at 6:30 p.m., Le Bistro, Collège Notre-Dame’s (CND) singing café will present its end-of-the year repertoire to the public. The concert will take place in the school gymnasium located at 100 Lévis Street in Sudbury. The students are proud to be able to share their musical talent through this event. Tickets are $5 each and snacks will be available for purchase during the intermission. Le Bistro is made up of CND music students from grades 9 to 12. Tickets can be purchased at Collège Notre-Dame’s main office or at the door prior to show time. Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards CND's music program.
LOL Sudbury comedy shows
LOL Sudbury organizers are set to host comedians Fiona O’Brien and Keith Pedro on Friday, June 2 and comedians Ted Morris and Patrick Haye on Saturday, June 3. Both comedy shows will take place at The Daventry at 9 p.m. with doors opening at 8 p.m. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual tickets are on sale now for $22 per night at www.lolsudbury.com, at the LOL Sudbury Box Office (40 Larch Street, Unit 103), or by phoning 705-688-1234. Discounted ticket pricing is available if attending either comedy show in groups of four.
Greg Tayler Photo Exhibit
Take in an exhibition of the photographic work of the late Greg Taylor at Gallery 174. Gallery 174 is located at 174 Elgin Street downtown.
Sudbury Performance Group presents Jimmy Flynn
Of all the entertainment acts this country has to offer, The Jimmy Flynn Show has remained one of the most memorable performances available for more than 35 years. With a high-energy blend of side-splitting comedy and popular music, Jimmy Flynn remains Canada’s “Ambassador of Good Cheer” and foremost musical comedy act. Dressed in his trademark red checkered shirt, yellow sou’wester and rubber boots, Jimmy takes the stage, glances over the audience and erupts into volcanic comedy that melts the audience. The bottom line: this guy is hilarious! Performance takes place Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at Sudbury Secondary School. Purchase tickets online here.
Will Gillespie and Jonathan Danyliw at the Townehouse
Singer-songwriter Will Gillespie and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Danyliw (from Murder Murder, Bad Actors, Pistol George Warren and others) play a wide range of original music from their expansive and eclectic catalogues. Enjoy everything from folk, folk-rock, jazz, blues, cabaret, rockabilly to old-time and bluegrass styles, whimsical ditties and waltzes to heart-breaking ballads to foot-stomping rockers. These men have written a lot of songs on a number of subjects in all kinds of styles. Should make for an entertaining evening of live music! The show runs Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. at the Townehouse Tavern. $10 cover charge.
SSO presents Emerging Artist Showcase
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon concert celebrating Sudbury’s future with a concert of youth and emerging artists, with guest conductor Jamie Arrowsmith. Concert takes place at 2 p.m. June 4 at the Radisson Hotel’s Palladium room. Purchase tickets online here.
Award-winning Canadian novelist, playwright, actor, and television host Ann-Marie MacDonald is the guest at this year’s Celebrate Women event. The event is put on through a partnership with the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Sudbury, YWCA Sudbury and LEAF Sudbury. The event runs at 7:30 p.m. on June 5 at the Sheridan Auditorium at Sudbury Secondary School. It will also be available to stream. Tickets cost $20 each, and are available at Adoro Olive Oils and Vinegars, the Apollo Restaurant and online through EventBrite. CFUW Sudbury has again partnered with the YWCA and the Women’s Legal, Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to raise much-needed funds to assist women and girls in the Sudbury area.
CARP AGM and lunch
The Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) Sudbury Chapter is hosting its 24th Annual General Meeting & Buffet Luncheon on Thursday, June 8 at the Northbury Hotel on Brady Street at noon. Keynote speaker will be Mayor Paul Lefebvre. Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for guests. For purchase information, visit carp.ca.
Confederation Sec rock band concert
Love the music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s? Come make some noise with Confederation Secondary School’s new rock band in concert on Thursday, June 8 at 6 p.m. in the Confederation Secondary School gymnasium. Tickets, at $5 for students/seniors and $10 for adults, can be purchased from members of the band, at Confederation Secondary School, or online here. Confederation Secondary School has a long history of being Northern Ontario’s School of Rock, a tradition that continues today under the direction of music teacher Nick Beech.
Sudbury Theatre Centre PA Day Camp
Exploration and fun are the key words for Sudbury Theatre Centre’s PA Day Theatre Camps for youth ages eight to 12. The remaining date for this school year is 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.
Valley’s Got Talent contest
June 10 registration deadline
Local youth who are talented in singing, dancing or acting are invited to take part in the Valley’s Got Talent Contest, with a chance to win prizes. The contest is being put on by Valley Community Theatre, and it’s open to youth aged 12 to 21 who reside in the Greater Sudbury area. If you’d like to take part in the contest, the registration deadline is June 10. Auditions will then take place June 17 and 18. Those taking part in the auditions are asked to prepare one audition piece. Those advancing to the next round will then take part in the main competition Aug. 3 at Cousin Vinny’s Restaurant in Hanmer. Registrations are being accepted by email at [email protected], by phone at 705-969-3122 or 705-919-3438 or by messaging the Valley's Got Talent Capreol Facebook page.
Café Heritage Super Sound Explosion concert
Join Café Heritage for the Super Sound Explosion concert featuring tributes to major country artists Alabama and Zac Brown, as well as the sounds of Open Road. The event is June 10 at the Dr. Edgar Leclair Centre (Azilda Arena). Tickets are $35 each. Click here to purchase yours.
Queer North Film Festival
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 and two-spirited communities through quality cinema. In its seventh edition, Queer North spans four days in June, drawing attendees for an in-person in-theatre festival experience with film premieres, artists talks and socials that focus squarely on queer-themed films and videos from Canada and around the world. To enhance Queer North Film Festival’s impact, audience and jury awards are an important component. Festival runs June 15-18 at Sudbury Indie Cinema. Purchase tickets online here.
Perogies and Cabbage Rolls
Mondays to Fridays
Fresh perogies and cabbage rolls are available for pick-up from Monday to Friday at the Ukrainian Seniors’ Centre. Place your order by phoning 705-673-7404.