Community Events

Jude Lodge visits the Pump Park for the first time this season during the inviting sunshine and mild weather. Eight-year-old Lodge can't seem to get enough of the rollers and sidewalls and will most likely be at the park any chance he gets, says his mom. Allana Plaunt/Special to Sault This Week / Sault This Week

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VETERANS: The Royal Canadian Legion’s Service Officer Ontario Command Sherry Culling will be in Sault Ste. Marie at Branch 25 during the week of May 20th. She can provide information, advice or assistance regarding Veterans Affair Canada Disability Pensions/Awards Treatment for Entitled Veterans Application for Poppy/Benevolent Funds Appeals against unfavorable VAC Decisions and Widows Entitlement. You do not have to be a legion member to request an interview. Call the legion office to schedule an appointment 705-945-8721

NEW EXHIBITION: Join museum staff and visitors to celebrate the museum’s new quarterly exhibition, and its Ontario Trillium Foundation Capitol Grant, which allowed the museum to refresh its first floor and deliver a new exhibition, as well as to update the second floor Discovery Gallery. The formal recognition of the Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant will include speeches, ribbon cutting, plaque dedication, and a photo-op. The ceremony will begin at 6:45 p.m. The public is welcome to come and enjoy a sneak peak at the VIP events to which Museum Members receive exclusive invitations. This event is licensed. #DiscoverYOURMuseum#ssm#exhibitopening .

ALGOMA VETERANS: A newly established organization, Algoma Veterans will hold a fundraising dinner at the Primavera Banquet Hall 256 Wellington St. W., on Saturday, April 27. Doors open at 6 p.m., dinner at 7. Each ticket purchased will be entered to win a resort vacation certificate seven-nights stay worldwide (see tickets for details). The event will have a cash bar, music and prizes. Tickets are $50 a person; call 705-975-4682 or 705-975-1519 to purchase.

OUT OF THE ATTIC: St. Andrews United Church will holds its Spring Out of the Attic/Vintage Sale on Friday, April 26, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and on Saturday April 27, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the church, 712 Wellington St. E. As always, shoppers will find a selection of china, jewelry, vintage items, art, linens and more. Check out the “re-gift” table. All proceeds go to support church projects.

MOTHERS DAY: Pathways Retirement Home will present a Mother’s Day Tea and Vendor Show on Saturday, May 4 at the home, 375 Trunk Rd., from 2 to 4 p.m. The day includes door prizes, games, shopping and it’s a great social event for the seniors. Enjoy tea, coffee, sandwiches and desserts. Entry is $5, residents, free. Funds raised go to support resident activities.

MOOSE: Live entertainment at the Moose Family Centre on Saturday, April 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. will feature Streamline Country. For more information call 705-759-8623.

TURKEY WITH THE ELKS: Elks Lodge 341, 261 Bay St., will hold a turkey dinner on Sunday, April 28, at 5 p.m. Dinner includes turkey and all the trimmings, ham, vegetables, mashed potatoes, pie/ice cream and tea/coffee. Cost is $17 for adults all in (Advance tickets are required and available at Elks Hall.), $10 for youth 6 to 10 years at the door and 5 and under are free. Groups of eight or more may reserve a table at time of ticket purchase. Call 254-2361 for more information. Everyone is welcome. This is a fundraiser for the Hall to enable the Lodge to continue its work in support of disadvantaged children and youth sports.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST: Sunday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. enjoy an all-you-can eat breakfast at Hilton Beach Community Hall. It’s an all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, coffee and tea, served with St. Joseph Island Maple Syrup and Island Roasters Coffee, a surprise special addition to this months breakfast. Adults, $10; children, $5; under age five, free, family rate $25 (two adults and two kids).

MR. HATCH: Over The Rainbow Children’s Entertainment will presents Mr. Hatch, on Saturday, May 4, at 2 p.m. The curtain rises at Sault Community Theatre Centre, 1007 Trunk Rd. Tickets can be purchased at the Station Mall Box Office, online at www. or prior to show. Adult, $18; child $15 (plus box office fees). Find out more at

SILVER BAND CONCERT: Steeltown Silver Band will present its 2019 Spring Concert on Saturday, May 11, at 7 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, 712 Wellington St. E. Tickets $10 at the door

HAM DINNER: Knights of Columbus will sponsor a Ham Dinner and Bake Sale by CWL at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church on Monday, May 6, from 5 to 6 p.m. Cost, adults, $12; children six to 12, $5 and children five and younger, free

BASKETS: James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East St., offers a basket weaving workshop on Saturday, May 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Local craftsperson, Judy McGonigal, will instruct participants on how to weave a beautiful basket. Learn the historical craft of basket weaving and by the end of the day you’ll have a handcrafted basket of your own. Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required in person. Cost for this workshop is $25 (cash only please) for materials and must be paid at time of registration. Participants should bring a lunch for the day. To sign up for this workshop, visit the Reference and Information Desk at the Centennial Library. For further information contact 705-759-5236.

PASTA DINNER: A pasta and meatball dinner fundraiser for Mother Teresa Conference of St. Vincent de Paul Society will be held at Holy Family Parish Hall, 208 Prentice Ave. on Sunday, April 28, from 5 to 7 p.m. Menu includes pasta, meatballs, bread, salad, coffee, juice and dessert. Adults, $10; children (six to 12), $5; under six, free. Tickets will be available at the door. Meatballs, sauce & cupcakes will be for sale and take out orders will be available.

ARTHRITIS: The Arthritis Support Group will meet on Thursday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. Upstairs at Rome’s. A guest speaker from the V.O.N. will discuss services. Admission is free. All are welcome to attend. For more information call Suzanne, at 705-942-9738.

DESIGNERS BLOCK: Sault College Graphic Design program graduates will showcase their best work at the graduate exhibit show Designers Block. The event will take place at Sault Ste. Marie Museum from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. The show will highlight students’ creativity and provide them an opportunity to promote their skills and strengths and feature some of their most treasured pieces created during their time in the program.

TEEN GAMING: Korah Branch Teen Program will host a Tabletop and Gaming Day on Thursday, April 25, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Teens ages 13 to 18 are invited to break out their Player’s Handbooks and rev their engines for some fun races. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information, contact the Korah Branch at 705-759-5249.

FISH FRY: Echo Bay Elks will hold a family fish fry on Sunday, May 26, from 4 to 7 p.m. All You Can Eat Fish (or chicken) at Echo Bay Elks Hall, 96 Church St. The meal includes baked beans, potato, salad, bread, dessert, tea, coffee, or juice. Adults, $15; children six to 12, $9 and five years and under, free. Prices include HST. To reserve a table for a large group or for more information, call 705-248-2989.

SILENT AUCTION: Central United Church, 160 Spring St., will hold its 36th Annual Silent Auction on Thursday, April 25, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, April 26, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event includes a bid room with many items, a huge flea market which is also open on Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. until noon with discounted prices, a jewellery room, a bake table, a chuckwagon where you can buy delicious goodies for lunch or supper, and our clothes closet. Come to spend an hour or the whole day.”

TODDLER TIME: Get up and get moving at James L. McIntyre Centennial Library with stories, songs and fun that encourage toddlers’ development and skills. During these 45-minute programs, library staff shares stories, songs, movement activities and crafts to match the emerging skills of your toddler. This program is for children ages 13 to 29 months and runs Thursday mornings, Thursday, May 9 to Thursday, June 13, from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Registration begins Thursday, April 25, and is limited to 12 children. For more information or to register call 705-759-5241.

READING AND SIGNING: Local author Ellen Boyd will read from her books and autograph copies at the James L. McIntyre Centennial Library, 50 East St., on Sunday, April 28, in the Program Room from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Boyd will introduce Books 1 and 2 of The Toby Garrison Chronicles, Pride be Damned and Good Samaritan. A question and answer time will be given as well as an opportunity to purchase books. Books may be purchased for $15 each. Reserve a spot for this event by calling or visiting the Reference and Information Department 705-759-5236.

FISH FRY: Echo Bay Elks will hold a family fish fry on Sunday, April 28, from 4 to 7 p.m., with all you can eat fish (or chicken). Dinner is at Echo Bay Elks Hall, 96 Church St., in Echo Bay. The meal includes baked beans, potato, salad, bread, dessert, tea, coffee, or juice. Adults $15, children six to 12, $9 and five years and under, free (Prices include HST). To reserve a table for a large group or for more information, call 705-248-2989

BARGAIN BOX: Westminster church Bargain Box Thrift Shop at the corner of Albert and Brock Streets is open every Wednesday from 10 to 2 p.m. Find clean, gently used clothing, books and household items. Stop for coffee and treats.

LA FETE PATRONALE: Venez nous joindre pour la fete patronale de la paroisse Ste. Marie du Sault qui aura lieu le samedi 1 juin, a 16h00. Souper “Porte Bohneur” a suivre avec soiree.

MOVIE MUSIC: The Sault Symphony will hold its fifth concert of the 2018-19 season on Saturday, April 27. “Movie Music of John Williams” features music from Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Jurassic Park, Superman, Harry Potter and others. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at Korah Collegiate, 636 Goulais Ave. Tickets at and at the door.

CHURCH CLOSET: The Closet at Central United Church, 160 Spring St., is open every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Check out the assortment of new and gently used clothing and accessories. Come back often as new items arrive weekly.

SINGLES: 50+Singles Sault Ste. Marie now holds its meetings at Willowgrove United Church Annex on Fridays at 7 p.m.

OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: The group meets Sundays at 7 p.m., at St. Jerome’s Church, 26 Carmel Rd. For information, contact Barbara 705-450-5237 or Liz, 705-297-0897.

SENIORS ADVISORY: Seniors’ Health Advisory Committee: 55+ Citizens of Sault Ste. Marie and Area meets to discuss health issues and stay informed about seniors’ issues. Join us: every fourth Thursday of the month (except July, August and December) from 1:15 to 4:00 p.m., at Algoma Public Health, 294 Willow Ave.

LEGION BINGO, PANCAKES: The Ladies Auxiliary at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 25, 96 Great Northern Rd., will hold its charity bingo every Thursday at 1 p.m. New loonie number and gumballs. All are welcome. Fourth Wednesday of every month except December, July and August, the auxiliary will hold a family pasta night. The last Sunday of every month from September to May is pancake breakfast Sunday, at the Branch, from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Cost is $10/adult; children five to 12, $5; children four and under are free. Breakfast includes: pancakes (blueberry or plain), St. Joseph Island’s maple syrup, scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, coffee/tea/juice/milk and a fruit cup. Call 705-256-2941 for more information.