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February Fun!

Owl Prowl at Point Pelee

February 15, 16 & 17 | various times
Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Go on an evening adventure with a park interpreter and learn about the mysterious world of owls! Don’t forget to dress warm!

Regular park admission applies.  There are accessible trails throughout the park.

Pre-registration is required.  Call 519-322-2365 to register.

Click here for times and additional details.


FREE Admission at Chimczuk Museum & Francois Baby House

February 16 | 10am-5pm
Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive West, Windsor
Francois Baby House, 254 Pitt Street West, Windsor

Celebrate Heritage Day with FREE admissions to two Windsor museums!

Chimczuk Museum is fully accessible.  Please note there are no wheelchair accessible washrooms at Francois Baby House.

As the museums are downtown Windsor, only street and garage parking are available.

Click here for additional details.


Family Day Activities

Monday, February 18 | various times

There are FREE Family Day activities happening all across Essex County, including swimming, skating & more! Click the links below to see what’s happening in each municipality!

Amherstburg

Essex

Lakeshore

LaSalle

Leamington

Kingsville

Tecumseh


Essex Retirees’ Social Club 8th Annual Soup Tasting Contest

Tuesday, February 19 | 12pm-1:30pm
32 Russell St., Essex

Everyone is welcome to join the Essex Retirees for their 8th Annual Soup Tasting Contest! Enjoy all-you-can-eat soup, along with fresh bread, coffee, tea and dessert! Admission is $7.

The Essex Retirees are also looking for soup makers, so if you’d like to register an entry you do so by calling 519-776-6689.

Click here for more info.


Amherstburg Community Services SOUPer Wednesday

Wednesday, February 20 | 11am-1:30pm
Columbus Community Hall, 190 Richmond St, Amherstburg

Head to the Columbus Community Hall in Amherstburg for the 5th Annual SOUPer Wednesday! Taste soups from over 10 local restaurants and then vote for your favourite!
Tickets are $10.

Click here for more info.


FREE Crafty Corner

Monday, February 25 | 1:00pm-3:00pm
Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario, 3141 Sandwich St., Windsor

Make Your Own Sun Catcher
Create your own colourful window decoration!  All supplies are provided. Please call ahead if you plan on attending 519-969-8188 ext 230.

Click here for more info & other activities.


Maple Syrup Festival

March 2 & 3 | 11am-4pm
John R. Park Homestead, 15 Essex County Rd 50, Essex

Celebrate the end of winter and take part in a time-honoured tradition! At the Maple Syrup Festival you’ll have the chance to make maple taffy in the snow, see syrup being made and learn the science of maple!

Buildings and washrooms at John R. Park Homestead are wheelchair accessible, however the grounds are a park-like setting and pathways are not paved.  For people with mobility issues, it is recommended to arrive early as the on-site parking fills quickly.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. John R. Park Homestead has generously waived admission fees for support staff attending with someone they support. Support staff will need to self-identify to the admission volunteers.

Click here for more information.


If you have any questions, or have a suggestion for our next blog post, contact:

Natalie Crawford
Project Manager, Community Engagement 
ncrawford@communitylivingessex.org

519-776-6483 ext 282

Don’t forget to check out www.mycommunityhub.ca for even more activities!