What’s On: Local events and activities

first_imgWhat’s On is a calendar for non-profit organizations in Chatham-Kent. Events are published space permitting. To have your event published, email to [email protected] 27: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Aug. 28: Open euchre every Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 20 Dupuis St., Tilbury, at 2:30 p.m. Dinner available following the game. Kitchen is open Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Friday evenings from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 519-682-0633.Aug. 28: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 28: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, for a game of Pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Aug. 29: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham Starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Aug. 30: Dan Knight playing from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight at the Blenheim branch of the Royal Canadian Legion.Aug. 30: Movies in the Park at 7 p.m. at Mitchell’s Bay Memorial Park. CKRecreation Play Rangers will have plenty of games and equipment for children of all ages. Admission is free and movies start at dusk, weather permitting.Aug. 30: Come to the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner is from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Choice of liver and onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Aug. 31: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring the Southlanders. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 1: Annual Homecoming Worship Service at North Buxton Community Church, 21991 A.D. Shadd Rd., North Buxton at 3 p.m. Featuring music by the Buxton Youth Choir, Moore Bros. Band, Camryn Dudley, Manoaha Jenner, Friends of Buxton Male Choir and Jody Hall, orator. Everyone welcome.Sept. 2: Sunday Evening in the Park service, with Rev. Joe Krohn and music by Julian and Bonnie George, at Jackson Park, Dresden, 7 p.m. Organized by the Dresden and District Christian Ministerial Association. Rain location at Dresden Community Church, Highway 21 south, Dresden.Sept. 2: Come and celebrate Labour Day and play bingo, at the Blenheim branch of the Royal Canadian Legion, 7 p.m., Jackpot is $200.Sept. 3: Love to sing and want to be blessed each week? Then come and celebrate all things musical with Jubilee Chorus, an interdenominational choir, on Tuesday nights. No experience necessary, no auditions required. First practice to launch the 59th season is Sept. 3, 7-9 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, 85 William St., Chatham. Two concerts planned, Dec. 8 and one in the end of May. Call Cynthia Luimes at 519-397-3318 if you need more information.Sept. 3: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 3: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring The Mule starring Clint Eastwood. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 4: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 4: Interfaith Caring Kitchen at St. Ursula Church, 205 Tweedsmuir Ave. West, Chatham. A nutritious supper will be served between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Families are welcome and there is no charge.Sept. 4: Patricia M. Productions Fashion Show at Rossini’s Restaurant, 634 Grand Ave. East, Chatham (519-352-2920). Supporting the Salvation Army Chatham-Kent. Fashions by The Loft.Sept. 4: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, for a game of pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 5: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Branch 642 Ladies Auxiliary will be holding the monthly bingo starting at 7 p.m. Kitchen will open at 6 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 6: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Sept. 6: Meal and fun darts at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Choice of spaghetti with meat sauce, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 7: Back to the Future Show and Shine in Thamesville’s downtown, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Organized by the Sertoma Club and TIA. For more information, call Art at 519-359-1111, or [email protected] Sept. 7: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets. Chatham, meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring The Marquis. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 8: Classic Country Music Jamboree at the Merlin Legion from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bring your dancing shoes and/or singing voice. Delicious five-piece perch dinner available at 5 p.m. Call 519-476-5870 for more details.Sept. 8: Walk-It Parkinson’s walk at Kingston Park in Chatham. To donate or register, to go walkit.ca or call 1-888-851-7376.Sept. 9: The Chatham-Kent Film Group presents “The Last Black Man in San Francisco at Galaxy Cineplex at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. $10 at the door, or a year’s subscription can be bought for $50. 519-359-8455.Sept. 9: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday kitchen hours 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 9: Chatham Kent Christian Men’s Choir inviting men who like to sing four-part harmony to their practices, starting Sept. 9 at First Reformed Church, 632 Lacroix St., Chatham, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. No auditions required. Choir has existed for 18 years, singing at nursing homes, retirement homes and church services. Two concerts planned so far – on behalf of the Hospice on Oct. 19 and on behalf of Hope Haven on Dec. 7. Both will be held at First Presbyterian Church, downtown Chatham. For more information, call choir director Barb Sargent at 519-352-6987 or George Flikweert at 519-354-7974.Sept. 10: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 10: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring Rocketman starring Taron Egerton. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 11: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 11: Are you a landlord who wants to attract the best tenants? The Chatham-Kent Landlord Association is Presenting RentCheck, Canada’s leading housing screening organization. Learn about screening, credit and tenant history checks and ethics. The session is free but registration is required – email [email protected] Sept. 11: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, for a game of pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 12: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 13: Kent Branch of The Ontario Genealogical Society holding presentation of Fruits of Perseverance: The French Presence in the Detroit River 1701-1815. Historian, author and Assistant Professor of History and Director, Detroit River Border Region Digital History Project, University of Windsor, Guillaume Teasdale, will share the significant role the early French settlers played in the occupation of land along both sides of the Detroit River between the 1730s and 1750s. Presentation held at the McKinlay Funeral Home Reception Centre at 7 p.m. Parking available in the St. Clair Plaza at 463 St. Clair St., Chatham. Open and free to the public or watch the recording via our YouTube Channel.Sept. 13: Meal and fun darts at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner is from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Choice of barbecued chicken leg, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 14: The Ridgetown Horticultural Society’s “Rainbow of Colour” Flower Show will be held at the Erie Street United Church. Everyone is welcome to enter – entries for youth and adult divisions accepted between 8 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Public viewing from noon until 3 p.m. For more information call 519-674-3493.Sept. 14: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. featuring the Barker Storey and Wicks. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 16: Br. 642 Royal Canadian Legion, William at Colborne Street, Chatham, will be holding activities all week in honour of Legion Week. Afternoon euchre will start at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Registration for evening euchre will be at 6:30 p.m. with 7 p.m. start. There is a $5 entry fee for the evening euchre. Everyone welcome.Sept. 17: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 17: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring Shazam! starring Zachery Levi. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 18: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 18: Fall Fashion Tour evening and fashion show, 6 p.m. at the Ten Seven Cafe & Lounge, 595 St. Clair St., Chatham. Limited seating, call for tickets at 226-996-9759. Supporting Outreach for Hunger.Sept. 18: Ridgetown Horticultural Society invites you to “Traditional Medicinal Plants” with guest speaker Theresa Johnson from Delaware Nation. Join us at Erie Street United Church in Ridgetown at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. For more information call 519-784-2548.Sept. 18: Legion Week continues at Br. 642 Legion, William and Colborne street, Chatham, with afternoon pepper starting at 1 p.m. If you like euchre or darts, Br. 642 Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a Sports Night in the evening with registration at 6:30 p.m., play starting at 7 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 19: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Legion Week continues with an open house and appreciation night starting at 7 p.m. Come out and play trivia, win prizes and enjoy wine and cheese. Everyone welcome.Sept. 20: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Sept. 20: Meal and fun darts at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Choice of meat loaf, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace is drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Br. 642 Legion members will only pay $5 for the meat loaf in appreciation of Legion Week. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 20: Annual Boxes & Blankets Homelessness Awareness and Fundraising event to support Chatham Hope Haven. Pledge forms available at 183 Wellington St. West or online atchathamhopehaven.com . Come experience sleeping on the street from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Register so enough boxes can be made available. Call 519-351-4010 for more information.Sept. 21: “City of Stars” gala dinner and show at the John D. Bradley Centre in Chatham will feature live music and entertainment by Devon Hansen and guest stars from previous Saturdays at 7 concerts. You will enjoy delightful appetizers beginning at 5:30 p.m., a delicious buffet meal accompanied by a glass of wine at 6:45 p.m., followed by a marvelous selection of desserts. Proceeds go to St. Andrew’s United Church “Join the Journey” Building Restoration Fund. Tickets, $100 with a $45 tax receipt, are available from the church office. Tables for 8 can be reserved for $750. Deadline for tickets is Sept. 15. For additional information check www.standrewschatham.org or call 519-352-0010.Sept. 21: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m., featuring Don & Bonnie. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 21: Family History Fair at the Chatham branch of the public library, Queen Street, Chatham, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free full-day family history fair, co-hosted by the Kent Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society and the Chatham-Kent Public Library. Presentations, exhibitors, tours, research assistance, children’s activities, DNA kits and door prizes. Everyone welcome.Sept. 23: Wellworth and Agmedica will be at the Active Lifestyle Centre in Chatham from 10 a.m. to 12 noon for an information session on Cannabis 101. The informative session will educate you on the benefits and uses of Cannabis. Registration is required and a nurse practitioner will be on site to assist attendees with their service needs. Call the Centre to book your seat at 519-352-5633, as space is limited.Sept. 23: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 24: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Saturday kitchen hours are 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Two-person euchre starts at 7 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 24: Movie at the Chatham branch of the public library, 2 p.m., featuring Tolkien starring Nicholas Hoult. Everyone welcome. Donation of $2 is suggested at the door. For more information about CKPL’s programs, please call 519-354-2940 or visit www.ckpl.ca Sept. 25: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 25: Chatham-Kent Retired Women Teachers will meet at Charing Cross United Church at 11:30 a.m. A speaker will follow a hot roast beef meal. All former women teachers are welcome. For information, call 519-352-6025.Sept. 25: Come join us at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets Chatham, for a game of pepper starting at 1 p.m. Fun darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen is open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Everyone welcome.Sept. 26: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 27: Come to the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham. Dinner from 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Choice of liver and onions, roast beef or fish and chips for $10. Catch the Ace drawn at 6:30 p.m. Open darts at 7:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 28: Summer meat draw and dance at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, meat draw from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dance from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., featuring The Roses. Saturday kitchen is open from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kitchen open for lunch Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Sept. 30: Open euchre at the Chatham Legion, William and Colborne streets, Chatham, starting at 1 p.m. Kitchen open Monday to Friday for lunch from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and Saturday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Everyone welcome.Oct. 2: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 2, 3, 4: Active Lifestyle Centre’s Fall Book Sale. Hundreds of topics to choose from and the early bird gets the best selection. Something for everyone.Oct. 4: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Oct. 5: Active Lifestyle Centre Fall Yard Sale. If you have items to sell, call the Centre at 519-352-5633 to book a table or two.Oct. 9: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 12: Make Cornhusk Creatures at the Chatham branch of the public library, at 10 a.m. Registration is not required. Call the Children’s Room at 519-354-2940 ext. 4847 for more information.Oct. 16: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 18: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Oct. 19: Chatham-Kent CWL presents Dueling Pianos, with Kay Oh Chay, at the Spirit and Life Centre, 184 Wellington St. West, Chatham. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with chicken and rib dinner at 6:30 p.m. Show begins at 8 p.m. Includes cash bar; event is for participants 19 and older. Tickets are $40 each. For tickets, call 519-809-4165 or email [email protected] Oct. 23: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 24: Active Lifestyle Centre is host for a Financial Literacy Workshop for Seniors. This free workshop, in collaboration with the Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, is inter-active and needs based and open to all older adults across Chatham-Kent. If you are retiring, perhaps downsizing, estate planning, living with a disability, a victim of Fraud, and living on a budget and so onthis workshop is for you! Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 to save your spot.Oct. 30: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 1: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Nov. 6: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 9: 1000 Paper Cranes is the goal at the Chatham branch of the public library. Drop in to fold your paper crane as we wish for peace. Registration is not required. Call the Children’s Room at 519-354-2940 ext. 4847 for more information.Nov. 13: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 14: The Active Lifestyle Centre day trip to Brantford to see the Walters Family Christmas show with special guest, Jim Whitter. Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 for more details.Nov. 15: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Nov. 17: Ridgetown annual Bazaar Confederation Chapter IODE, Youth Centre, Ebenezer Street, Ridgetown, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Christmas treats, food, gifts. Tea room and lunch available.Nov. 20: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 22: The Active Lifestyle Centre day trip to Petrolia to see their annual Starbright Christmas Extravaganza. Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 for more details.Nov. 23: Active Lifestyle Centre, Chatham, presents their Silver and Gold Christmas Dinner Dance. Gourmet dinner and dancing with the Shake Band and wine tasting with Early Acres Estate Winery along with a silent auction and door prizes . Tables of eight available at a reduced rate for small businesses or your group of eight friends. Call the Centre at 519-352-5633 for details.Nov. 27: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 29: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Dec. 4: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 11: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 13: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.Dec. 18: Thamesville TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Wednesdays at the Sertoma Hall, Railroad Street, Thamesville from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Group focuses on weight loss, moral support, and supports healthy eating habits. For more information, contact Donna at e-mail [email protected] 27: Pies for sale at Trinity Anglican Church, 59 Ellen St., Blenheim. Apple, apple-Splenda, peach, blueberry, cherry, cherry-Splenda, raisin and pumpkin. To order, call Dorothy at 519-676-8606 or Mavis at 519-676-2791. Pie sale is a fundraiser for the church.last_img read more

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Grand Bahama International Airport under five feet of water

first_imgAccording to Radar Box 24, Bahamas press is reporting Grand Bahama International Airport is under 5 feet of water.CNN said that Hurricane Dorian, the strongest storm anywhere on the planet this year, – is leaving “catastrophic damage” in its wake as it makes its way across the Bahamas.Thousands of flights will be canceled across Florida over the next four days. Travelers must check with their airlines.Both American Air and Delta operations are suspended at Orlando Melbourne International Airport (MLB) until further notice and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Int’l Airport (FLL) is to suspend operations today September 2 at 12 Noon until further notice.READ: Qantas 787 the fastest 17 hours in the air.The US National Hurricane Centre issued this warning:WIND: Catastrophic hurricane conditions continue on Grand BahamaIsland. Do not venture out into the eye, as winds will suddenlyincrease after the eye passes.Hurricane conditions are expected within the Hurricane Warning areain Florida by late tonight or Tuesday. Hurricane conditions arepossible in the Hurricane Watch area on Wednesday.Tropical storm conditions are expected within the Tropical Stormwarning area today and Tuesday, and are possible in the TropicalStorm watch area by tonight.STORM SURGE: A life-threatening storm surge will raise water levelsby as much as 18 to 23 feet above normal tide levels in areas ofonshore winds on Grand Bahama Island. Near the coast, the surgewill be accompanied by large and destructive waves. Water levelsshould very slowly subside on the Abaco Islands during the day.The combination of a dangerous storm surge and the tide will causenormally dry areas near the coast to be flooded by rising watersmoving inland from the shoreline. The water could reach thefollowing heights above ground somewhere in the indicatedareas if the peak surge occurs at the time of high tide.last_img read more

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Innovision 2017 to Offer Education, Networking Opportunities for Security Leaders

first_imgInnovision Gala 2015Leaders in the loss prevention, risk assessment, and security industries plan to gather from February 20–22 for the comprehensive learning opportunity offered by the Innovision 2017 Educational Conference. The event, which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale, FL, has a lot planned for its 18th year.Originally designed to be an end-user conference held every two years, Innovision has changed into an educational event intended to inform and connect industry professionals in security and LP. “This year is the inception of something new: the event has morphed into a conference that goes beyond its original borders,” said Catherine Larouche, senior marketing manager at i3 International. “The industry is transforming, and Innovision will be a reflection of the changes going on in the field.”Interactive sessions for attendees at Innovision 2015.Attendees at this year’s event will benefit from roundtable sessions with peers, relevant advice from experienced speakers, and networking opportunities with solution providers. The show may even offer a bit of adventure: “We are putting together our first Craze event during this tradeshow and will host two more Crazes this year at RILA and NRF PROTECT. As usual, attendees can expect to be surprised!” said Larouche.- Sponsor – Although the emerging issues–data breaches, technologies to watch–are likely to receive a fair amount of attention at the event, the educational sessions at the show won’t leave out the traditional challenges faced by security and LP pros. “There will be sessions related to the more traditional side of security: the one where LP reacts to immediate threats endangering staff, customers and the bottom line. You can expect open forums on plans and actions to prevent and react to active shooting and shrink,” said Larouche.A full roster of experts will be on hand to share their experiences and advice as well. Keynote speakers at Innovision 2017 will include:Craig Kielburger, co-founder of the nonprofit WE Charity (formerly known as Free the Children)Crystal Kadakia, modern workplace and millennial expert, speaker, and authorKen Tencer, CEO of Spyder WorksAmy K Hutchens, Founder of AmyK Inc.Dr. Ashley Lesko, Leader, Square Peg SolutionsA wrap-up reference book of best practices will be available to all attendees after the event has ended. For more information, visit our Events page. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

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Big Question (Answered): “What’s Your Morning Tech Routine?”

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Earlier today we shared our tech routine. We thought it would be interesting to see what our readers did each and every morning to catch up on the news that’s happened while they slept. What’s your morning tech routine?We asked and culled your responses from Facebook, Google+, Twitter and the the original post and we used Storify to present it all back to you. If you have additional responses, please leave them in the comments. Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img robyn tippins Tags:#community#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img

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New Open Group Cloud Standard Introduces “XaaS” – Something as a Service

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As prominent as cloud computing has already become in today’s enterprises, it’s amazing to realize that the world’s reference standards are only now catching up with the concept. On Tuesday, the consortium of industry stakeholders known as The Open Group updated its reference standards for Service-Oriented Architecture. You remember SOA, don’t you?Well, if you’ve been following along with the SOA story, you know that cloud computing platforms have catapulted the service concept onto a huge and growing platform. Now, the consortium – led by software giants IBM, Oracle, and SAP, along with HP, and business consultancy CapGemini – has produced a formal interpretation of the role services play in the cloud, by offering a new term for the concept. Say it with me (if you can): XaaS.If a component delivers a service over a network using a service-oriented infrastructure, the Open Group now explains, in whatever form that takes, the concept will be referred to as XaaS. Literally, the X stands for… anything.“This is the essence of cloud computing,” reads the Open Group’s new Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI) framework. “It refers to an increasing number of services that are delivered over a network. Anything as a service requires an understanding of the service objectives and the accounting of service use and quality. The objectives, use, and quality can be determined from the underlying reference model for SOI: Broad network access (cloud) + resource pooling (cloud) + business-driven infrastructure on-demand (SOI) + service-orientation (SOI) = XaaS.”SOCCI is a necessary adaptation to the OG’s existing SOI concept, mainly because certain aspects of cloud services had become incongruous with the formal framework for SOI even up until last week. The expectation for SOI was built around software contained within the fixed space of server hardware (note: no virtualization) in an enterprise data center, or perhaps (begrudgingly) through cohosting services. Resources were provisioned directly and manually by administrators, and financing was often expected to be handled as capital expenditures.The new SOCCI framework embraces the modern understanding of cloud services as spelled out by the National Institute of Standards and Technology. There are three principal divisions – SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS – and usually anything else that vendors may attach to an “-aaS” is arbitrary and often self-serving. Open Group leaves the door open for something else to fit there later, but makes clear that these three pillars are the only ones that need to hold up the cloud for now.Previously, the SOI framework helped organizations to understand how to design, using architecture, the hardware foundations for their services. With cloud computing, much of that architectural process is rendered moot. You provision the basic characteristics of the virtual systems you need to deliver services. And if they don’t work well or properly, you change those characteristics. SOCCI has adopted this concept now, and is advancing it up until the time it needs to be completely redefined all over again.Quoting from the newly revised framework:Cloud computing puts new demands on the IT infrastructure and management thereof. It requires an abstract approach to the operational environment. A cloud computing provider cannot any longer tailor its environment for each subscriber. It means that instead of a physical device, cloud computing offers an abstraction of a server, file system, storage, network, database, etc. Moreover, increasing providers’ profitability and maximizing the utilization of resources requires multi-tenancy, dynamic allocation of resources, and metering with charge-back. Tags: #Architecture#cloud Cloud Hosting for WordPress: Why Everyone is Mo… Serverless Backups: Viable Data Protection for … How Intelligent Data Addresses the Chasm in Cloud At the same time, subscribers expect to see implementation of a utility model since they want to allocate resources on-demand and pay exactly for their usage while being able to sustain their operations, much like the electric bill. Hence, new infrastructure should be agile and elastic and create an illusion of infinite computing resources available on-demand. While SOI did not offer the whole spectrum of the characteristics desired, it became an enabler for what came to be known as Service-Oriented Cloud Computing Infrastructure (SOCCI). SOCCI can be defined as service-oriented, utility-based, manageable, scalable on-demand infrastructure that supports essential cloud characteristics, service, and deployment models. In other words, SOCCI describes the essentials for implementing and managing an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) environment. scott fulton Related Posts last_img read more

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Jonny May stops England rot with decisive try in third South Africa Test

first_img South Africa 10-25 England: third Test – as it happened Share on Twitter Reuse this content … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. And unlike many news organisations, we made the choice to keep our reporting open for all, regardless of where they live or what they can afford to pay.The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. At a time when factual information is a necessity, we believe that each of us, around the world, deserves access to accurate reporting with integrity at its heart.Our editorial independence means we set our own agenda and voice our own opinions. Guardian journalism is free from commercial and political bias and not influenced by billionaire owners or shareholders. This means we can give a voice to those less heard, explore where others turn away, and rigorously challenge those in power.We hope you will consider supporting us today. We need your support to keep delivering quality journalism that’s open and independent. Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Owen Farrell kicked 20 points in Cape Town to end England’s losing run. Photograph: Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images Support The Guardian Topics The Breakdown: sign up and get our weekly rugby union email. Share on Messenger Twitter Share on Pinterest Read more Cape Town’s water shortage is thankfully easing and so, at long last, is the English rugby drought.There was nothing remotely pretty about their display on a damp, blustery afternoon but, even with the series gone, the touring team finally have something to declare on their return to Heathrow. Instead of a fretful summer contemplating a sixth successive Test defeat, they can now relax and dream of rosier times ahead.Eddie Jones will be suitably relieved as will his captain, Owen Farrell, whose kicking haul of 20 points punished a slightly off-colour Springbok side in horrible conditions. Perhaps significantly, too, there was a telling shaft of genius from the recalled Danny Cipriani, whose lovely angled cross-kick created England’s game‑clinching try for the increasingly prolific Jonny May eight minutes from the end.Who knows what the future now holds for Cipriani in an England shirt but, just for a fleeting moment, his decade-long wait for another England start was gloriously rewarded. Read more The Observer England rugby union team Rugby union Share on WhatsApp While not even Jones would claim England are instantly reincarnated as world-beaters following this defiant parting shot, it was also a highly satisfying occasion for Chris Robshaw, recalled to the back row for a contest which suited his strengths, and young Tom Curry, who has never flinched during this frequently demanding series. Not all Tests, unfortunately for the visitors, are played in such aquatic conditions or at this sluggish pace. More stern examinations loom this autumn before the English patient can be classified as fully cured.In the final analysis, South Africa may also conclude that the weather and a penalty count of 14-6 in the visitors’ favour undid them as much as their opponents. No one locally is complaining about a little bit of much-needed moisture but conditions were far removed from the serene weather England have otherwise enjoyed on this tour. Boats have been unable to head out to Robben Island for the past two days because of high winds and choppy seas and Table Mountain was shrouded in a thick shawl of grey cloud.Even the prancing tribal warriors preceding the home side on to the field struggled to stay upright on the treacherous surface, a sure sign this would be a very different type of game to the previous two Tests. England, though, were steadier in certain key respects, certainly more so than poor Elton Jantjies who had a grim game at fly-half for the Springboks. Farrell, in contrast landed six penalties and a conversion while Cipriani showed sufficient composure when it mattered late on to justify his recall.It was never going to be easy for creative types, let alone a fly-half starting his first Test for 10 years. Initially Cipriani had to make do with the odd touch here and there as South Africa drove hard and tackled with enthusiasm. England were denied the spectacular start that has been their speciality this month but two Farrell penalties still ensured they led at the interval.With Jantjies struggling to gain any kind of grip on the ball or the contest, however, England just about deserved their half-time lead. At no point, though, was it remotely comfortable. At one stage the tiny Faf de Klerk, like Asterix after a couple of glugs of magic potion, single‑handedly drove the massive Nathan Hughes several metres backwards towards his own line, the No 8 having peeled ponderously off the back of a scrum. Mike Brown and May also did well to prevent a seemingly certain try, with Jesse Kriel and S’busiso Nkosi failing to convert a clear two-on-one opportunity down the right.Having clawed back a penalty three points just before the break, though, the Boks were in front within seven minutes of the restart. Their head coach, Rassie Erasmus, has made excellent use of his bench in this series and swapping his entire front row en bloc again paid immediate dividends. Up the middle barrelled the impressive Steven Kitshoff and with the white defence scrambling Warrick Gelant slipped through a lovely grubber for Kriel to gather and score. With the 37-year-old Schalk Brits on for his first Test appearance since 2015, Willie Le Roux reinstated at full‑back and Handre Pollard replacing the hapless Jantjies, there was also suddenly more experience in green and gold ranks. Farrell, however, swiftly recaptured the lead with two further penalties before Cipriani and May applied the final dagger. The fly-half was falling as he attempted to connect with the ball but the outcome was perfect, the Leicester winger reaching the loose ball right in the corner of the in-goal area to seal England’s first victory since they defeated Wales back in February at Twickenham.If this was the final Test to be played at Newlands, sadly, the famous old stadium was not blessed with the sold-out status it deserved. It is entirely possible the weather deterred some while the fact the series was already decided probably caused a few others to stay at home; either way, fewer than 34,000 in were in attendance and it was not a spectacle the locals will recall fondly for years.Jones’s England, in contrast will cling tight to this result all summer as proof there is a brightening future ahead of them. 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