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WSO Performance at Libro Centre

Windsor Symphony Orchestra Performance

Wednesday, January 16 | 1:00pm
Libro Centre, 3295 Meloche Rd, Amherstburg

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra is performing at the Libro Centre in Amherstburg on Wednesday January 16.  Doors open at 12:30pm, and the performance begins at 1pm.

Admission is $5, however there is no admission fee for support workers.

Pre-registration is required.  Please call 519-736-5712.

Click here for flyer.

Afternoon Games in Colchester

Afternoon Games in Colchester

Wednesdays | 3:00pm-5:00pm
Colchester Community Centre, 100 Jackson Street

Head to the Colchester Community Centre every Wednesday to play board games & cards!

  • The cost is $3/per visit
  • Bring your own board games & cards
  • Colchester Community Centre is wheelchair accessible.
  • Call 519-776-8992 for more information.

New Year, New Fun

Annual Stew Dinner

Friday, January 11 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
St Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Join St. Paul’s Anglican Church for their Annual Stew Dinner.  This dinner is free and open to everyone. Call 519-776-7711 for more information.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for flyer.

Thank you to Pendo Omar for submitting this event!


Upcoming Events at The Olde Walkerville Theatre

1564 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor

The Olde Walkerville Theatre has generously offered FREE ADMISSION for support workers who are attending with someone they are supporting. Click here for upcoming shows & ticket information.

The free tickets cannot be ordered online.  Tickets with the free ticket discount can be purchased by calling or visiting the box office, or by emailing info@oldewalkervilletheatre.com

There is limited parking available in a parking lot across the street.  Street parking is also available.

The Olde Walkerville Theatre has a wheelchair accessible entrance, main floor and accessible washrooms.


Knit and Loom

Saturday January 12 | 12:30pm-1:30pm
Kingsville Public Library, 40 Main St. W., Kingsville

Join LeeLee Hats, and learn to knit!  This knitting program is open to all ages and skill levels.  Participants will knit hats that will be donated to babies in local hospitals.  All materials are provided.

The Kingsville Public Library is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for more information.


FREE Community Swimming at St. Clair College

Sundays (until end of March) | 1:00pm-3:00pm
St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor

St. Clair College has FREE community swimming every Sunday from 1pm-3pm until the end of March.

Swimming is open to all ages.

Please note, there is a lift at the pool for those needing assistance to get into the water.  St. Clair College asks that if someone requires a support worker, there is one in the pool with them.


HALF PRICE Kingsville Kings Hockey Tickets

Kingsville Arena, 1741 Jasperson Dr, Kingsville

The Kingsville Kings hockey team is generously offering a 50% discount on tickets for everyone receiving supports from Community Living Essex County and their accompanying family member or support worker!  This discount is valid for all regular season home games.  Click here to see the 2018-19 schedule.

Kingsville Arena is wheelchair accessible.

CLICK HERE and save this image to your smart phone or print a copy to show when purchasing tickets to receive the 50% discount.


Don’t forget to check out My Community Hub for even more activities!

FREE Holiday Fun!

Music & Arts Collide – Christmas Concert & Benefit

Friday, December 18 | 8:00pm
Migration Hall, 170 Main St. E., Kingsville

This one of a kind musical and arts performance is FREE to those with a disability & their accompanying support worker. Paul Murray will be performing SPEED PAINTING on stage, while Canadian performers Brian Good & Sarah Smith will entertain through song & music.

RSVP is required.  Please call Kati-Jane Murray at 519-377-7979 to RSVP.

Migration Hall is wheelchair accessible.


FREE Holiday Skate & Swims

various dates throughout the holidays
Essex & Harrow

The Town of Essex is offering free skating and swimming over the holidays! Click here for a printable schedule.

Find out more information here!


Bright Lights Windsor

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, January 6 | 5:30pm-10pm daily
Jackson Park, 125 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor

Bright Lights Windsor is back & better than ever! Four times more displays, holiday artisanal market (weekends only), FREE entry and NEW paved pathways to ensure accessibility for everyone! Click here for the parking map.

Find out more information here!


Kingsville Fantasy of Lights Festival

Saturday, November 17 – Monday, January 7
Lakeside Park, 315 Queen Street, Kingsville

Head to Kingsville’s Lakeside Park for the Fantasy of Lights Festival! FREE entry and accessible pathways throughout the park.

Click here for more information.


Amherstburg River Lights Festival

Saturday, November 17 – Friday, January 4
268 Dalhousie St, Amherstburg

Check out the light displays at the Amherstburg River Lights Festival!  FREE entry and accessible pathways throughout the park.

Click here for more information.


New Year’s Eve in LaSalle

Monday, December 31
Volmer Complex, 2121 Laurier Parkway

There is FREE swimming and skating all day long on New Year’s Eve! It is recommended you reserve your timeslot ahead of time, as they fill up quickly on New Year’s Eve. Click here for details and to reserve a timeslot.

Enjoy a fireworks display at 7:30pm – fireworks will be launched behind the pavilion, near the splash pad.

Click here for more information and schedule.


Countdown in the Downtown – Harrow

Monday, December 31 | 6pm-9pm
Harrow Arena, 243 McAfee St, Harrow

Ring in the New Year in Harrow! Enjoy skating, face painting, a ball drop and fireworks!

Find out more information here.


 

It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Winter!

Pasta Dinner

Friday, December 7 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly pasta dinner at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Essex.  Adults are $10 and children ages 6-12 are $5.  Enjoy entertainment by University of Windsor music students!
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is wheelchair accessible.

Check out the event flyer here for more details.


Bright Lights Windsor

Friday, December 7 – Sunday, January 6 | 5:30pm-10pm daily
Jackson Park, 125 Tecumseh Rd. E., Windsor

Bright Lights Windsor is back & better than ever! Four times more displays, holiday market with artisans and food for sale, FREE entry and NEW paved pathways to ensure accessibility for everyone! Click here for the parking map.

Find out more information here!


Dark Sky Night

Saturday, December 8 | 7:00pm-midnight
Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Join members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada – Windsor Centre for an evening of stargazing! Bring your own binoculars or take a look through one of the special telescopes on site for the evening.

There are accessible trails throughout portions of the park.

Regular park admission applies.

Click here for more information.


Christmas in the Country

Sunday, December 9 | 12:00pm-4:00pm
John R Park Homestead, 915 Essex County Rd 50, Essex

See John R. Park Homestead decorated for the holidays, enjoy cider & roasted chestnuts and more!

Buildings and washrooms at John R. Park Homestead are wheelchair accessible, but the grounds are a park-like setting and pathways are not paved.

Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children.
Admission is free for support workers attending with people supported – please identify yourself as a support worker when purchasing tickets.

Click here for more information.


Discounted Tickets – Kingsville Kings Hockey Game

Kingsville Arena, 1741 Jasperson Dr, Kingsville

The Kingsville Kings hockey team is generously offering a 50% discount on tickets for everyone receiving supports from Community Living Essex County and their accompanying family member or support worker!  This discount is valid for all regular season home games.  Click here to see the 2018-19 schedule.

Kingsville Arena is wheelchair accessible.

CLICK HERE and save this image to your smart phone or print a copy to show when purchasing tickets to receive the 50% discount.


McGregor Community Christmas Turkey Dinner

Sunday, December 16 | 3:00pm-6:30pm
McGregor Columbian Club, 9560 Walker Road, McGregor

Enjoy a FREE turkey dinner at the McGregor Columbian Club, sponsored by the Squirettes of Mary.  There will be turkey, all of the trimmings, dessert & beverages.
Please RSVP to Rose Renaud at 519-776-5710 or clip-and-drop the coupon from the flyer linked below at the K of C Hall.

Click here for more information.


Don’t forget to scroll down for past blog posts featuring even more activities and events across Essex County!

Click here to see what’s new on My Community Hub!

 

More Holiday Fun!

Christmas in Tecumseh
Friday, November 23 | 6:00pm-9:00pm
Various locations throughout Tecumseh

Kick off the holiday season in Tecumseh on Friday evening! Watch the parade, enjoy a screening of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, meet Mr. & Mrs. Claus & more! Activities are taking place at various locations throughout Tecumseh, including Town Hall, Tecumseh Arena and the Tecumseh Fire Hall.
All activities are FREE!

Click here for more information and schedule.


Holiday ‘Comber’sation
Friday, November 23 | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Iron Kettle Bed & Breakfast, 7005 Essex County Rd 46, Comber

Enjoy a community holiday event at the Iron Kettle! This FREE event will feature a Christmas Tree lighting, carollers, hayrides around Comber, a s’mores station & more!

Click here for more information.


Belle River Christmas Tree Lighting
Saturday November 24 | 5:00pm
Optimist Park, 705 Notre Dame, Belle River

Enjoy entertainment, refreshments and s’more making! Donations of food items for the food bank are appreciated.
This event takes place outside, so dress warm!

Click here for more information.


Christmas Market & FREE Museum Admission
Sunday November 25 | 11am
Museum Windsor: Chimczuk Museum, 401 Riverside Drive Dr. W., Windsor

Do a little Christmas shopping at the Museum Windsor Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale. This event will feature a variety of local crafters and artisans selling handmade and local gifts. The museum will be offering free admission all day in support of this event.

The Chimczuk Museum is fully accessible.

Click here for more information.


CP Holiday Train
Friday, November 30 | 5:20pm-6:45pm
1039 Janette Avenue, Windsor (CP Yard at Erie St. W & Janette St.)

Watch the CP Holiday Train pull into Windsor, covered in lights and decorations. Enjoy a LIVE performance by rock band Sam Roberts and country star Jojo Mason! Event is FREE – please bring donation of money or heart-healthy canned good.

Click here for more information.


Jack Miner Country Christmas
Friday, November 30 | 5:30-7:30pm
Saturday, December 1 | 1:00-4:00pm
Sunday, December 2 | 1:00-4:00pm
Jack Miner Migratory Bird Foundation, 360 Road 3 W, Kingsville

On Friday, there will be a special visit from Santa Claus! Music, cider, and cookies will be available in the clubhouse.
Saturday & Sunday, enjoy children’s activities, house tours, and a toonie raffle.

Jack Miner is wheelchair accessible.

This event is FREE.

Click here for more information.


‘Welcome to Bethlehem’ Musical
Thursday, December 6 | 7:00pm (closed performance)
Friday, December 7, Saturday, December 8 & Sunday, December 9 | 7:00pm
Parkwood Gospel Church, 3005 Temple Drive, Windsor

Enjoy a FREE performance of the dramatic musical, ‘Welcome to Bethlehem’.
The Thursday, December 6th performance is “designed to provide an environment conducive for those with visual, hearing, cognitive, intellectual, developmental or physical disabilities” and will also include sign language interpretation.

Click here for more information.


Don’t forget to scroll down for past blog posts featuring even more activities and events across Essex County!

Click here to see what’s new on My Community Hub!

Free Swimming & More!

FREE Community Swimming at St. Clair College
Sundays (until end of March) | 1:00pm-3:00pm
St. Clair College, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor

St. Clair College has FREE community swimming every Sunday from 1pm-3pm until the end of March.

Swimming is open to all ages.

Please note, there is a lift at the pool for those needing assistance to get into the water.  St. Clair College asks that if someone requires a support worker, there is one in the pool with them.


Christmas Cookie Exchange
Wednesday, November 28 | 7:00pm-9:00pm
McGregor Columbian Club, 9560 Walker Rd., McGregor

Bake your favourite cookie recipe to share with 100 people, and take a variety of 100 cookies home with you!  A $10 donation for Epilepsy South Western Ontario is required.  Enjoy an evening of coffee, tea and company and go home with 100 cookies for the holidays!
RSVP is required.  Call Kristy at 519-818-4143 to RVSP.

Thank you to Rose Renaud for sharing this event with us!


HALF PRICE Kingsville Kings Hockey Tickets
Kingsville Arena, 1741 Jasperson Dr, Kingsville

The Kingsville Kings hockey team is generously offering a 50% discount on tickets for everyone receiving supports from Community Living Essex County and their accompanying family member or support worker!  This discount is valid for all regular season home games.  Click here to see the 2018-19 schedule.

Kingsville Arena is wheelchair accessible.

CLICK HERE and save this image to your smart phone or print a copy to show when purchasing tickets to receive the 50% discount.

Holiday Fun!

The holidays are almost here and there are lots of festive events happening across the county!

River Lights Winter Festival Opening Night
Saturday November 17 | 5:00pm-9:00pm
Downtown Amherstburg

River Lights Winter Festival’s opening night takes place on November 17. Check out the 100’s of LED light displays, opening of the Gingerbread Warming House with crafts and gingerbread house displays, an outdoor movie, 5K Super Santa Run, the municipal tree lighting and fireworks!

Click here for more information.


Kingsville Santa Claus Parade & Fantasy of Lights Opening Ceremonies
Saturday November 17 | 6:00pm
Downtown Kingsville

Head downtown Kingsville for the annual Santa Claus parade, and then continue on to Lakeside Park for the Fantasy of Lights Opening Ceremonies! See the park lights get lit up for the season and enjoy hot chocolate, a BBQ and fireworks.

Click here for more information.


Christmas Market in Colchester
Saturday November 24 | 10:00am- 3:00pm
Colchester Community Centre, 100 Jackson Street, Colchester

Browse items from local vendors at the Colchester Community Centre! 

Click here for more information.


Amherstburg Santa Claus Parade
Saturday November 24 | 6:00pm
Downtown Amherstburg

Enjoy the annual Santa Claus parade in downtown Amherstburg. After the parade, head to the Gingerbread Warming House at Toddy Jones Park. 

Click here for more information.


Leamington Christmas Parade
Saturday November 24 | 6:00pm
Downtown Leamington

The Leamington Christmas Parade takes place on November 24 in downtown Leamington. The parade begins at the intersection of Georgia and Erie Street, heads up Erie Street North and finishes at the Leamington Fairgrounds.

Click here for more information.


Leamington Holiday Night Market
Saturday November 24 | 3:00pm-9:00pm
Leamington Municipal Building, 111 Erie St. N., Leamington

Enjoy local music while browsing the handmade arts and crafts at the first Leamington Holiday Night Market.

Click here for more information.


Harrow Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade
Friday November 30 | 7:00pm

Head to Harrow for the 8th Annual Harrow Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade!

Click here for more information and route.


Windsor Santa Claus Parade
Saturday December 1 | 6:00pm
Riverside Drive W., Windsor

Celebrate the 50th Annual Windsor Santa Claus Parade!  The parade route runs along Riverside Drive W. from Ernest Atkinson Park at Rankin Ave. to Brock St.

Click here for more information.


Essex Santa Claus Parade
Saturday December 8 | 6:00pm
Downtown Essex

The Essex Santa Claus Parade takes place on December 8, running downtown Essex along Talbot St.

Click here for more information.

CICE – Student & Community Information Night

Wednesday November 21 | 7:00pm
St. Clair College Main Campus Room 322, 2000 Talbot Road West, Windsor

St. Clair College is hosting an information night for their CICE (Community Integration through Cooperative Education) program.  Learn about the program, admission requirements, the supplementary application package, and the interview/selection process.

Click here for more information.

Thank you to Derek Roy for sharing this event!

Discounted Hockey Tickets & More!

Discounted Tickets – Kingsville Kings Hockey Game

Kingsville Arena, 1741 Jasperson Dr, Kingsville

The Kingsville Kings hockey team is generously offering a 50% discount on tickets for everyone receiving supports from Community Living Essex County and their accompanying family member or support worker!  This discount is valid for all regular season home games.  Click here to see the 2018-19 schedule.

Kingsville Arena is wheelchair accessible.

CLICK HERE and save this image to your smart phone or print a copy to show when purchasing tickets to receive the 50% discount.


Pasta Dinner

Friday, November 2 | 5:00pm-6:30pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Everyone is welcome to attend the monthly pasta dinner at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Essex.  Adults are $10 and children ages 6-12 are $5.  Enjoy entertainment by Steve Morin.
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is wheelchair accessible.

Check out the event flyer here for more details.


Crafters Market

Saturday, November 10 | 10:00am-2:00pm
St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 92 St. Paul St., Essex

Start your Christmas shopping or buy yourself a little something at the St. Paul’s Church Crafters Market!
St. Paul’s Anglican Church is wheelchair accessible.

Click here for more information.


Dark Sky Night

Saturday, November 10
Point Pelee National Park, 1118 Point Pelee Dr, Leamington

Explore Point Pelee after dark!  The park will be open until midnight on Saturday November 10, however there will not be any formal programs or guided tours.
There are accessible trails throughout portions of the park.
Regular admission applies.

Click here for more information.

Chili Cook Off at Essex Community Services

Thursday October 25 | 4:00pm-7:00pm
Essex Centre Sports Complex (Shaheen Room), 60 Fairview Ave. W., Essex

Essex Community Services is holding their 10th Annual Chili Cook Off on Thursday, October 25.  Cost is $10 for all-you-can-eat chili!  There is no fee to enter a chili into the contest.
Click here for the event poster.

Thank you to Cynthia Castellucci for sharing this event!

McGregor Columbian Club Cornhole League

Thursdays – November 8-April 4 | 7:00pm
McGregor Columbian Club, 9560 Walker Rd, McGregor

This is your chance to try something new! The McGregor Columbian Club has a Cornhole (beanbag toss) League, running from November-April.  Cost is $100 per person, and includes 4 games per night and a banquet meal at the end of the season.
Click here for more information or email mcgregorcolumbianclub@gmail.com.