Sudbury listings, April 19 to April 21

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April 19

Music and dance: Celtic Illusion is set to light up Sudbury Community Arena with a fusion of modern Irish dance and magic on April 22. Tickets on sale at greatersudbury.ca/tickets.

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Animals: Turtle Pond Wildlife Center is launching its third annual Caring For Wildlife auction, which acts as a major fundraiser for the Val Caron-based rehab facility. Online bidding for a variety of items commences this Saturday and continues until the following Saturday. Turtle Pond is the only authorized wildlife rehabilitation center in northeastern Ontario and serves an enormous area – about 130,000 square kilometers. The auction is organized by Turtle Pond supporter Lisa McIvor and sponsored by the Sudbury Regional Cat Hospital. To peruse the items available and place a bid, you are encouraged to visit 32auctions.com/turtlepond2022.

Spirituality: Has COVID-19 affected your physical and mental health? Father Raymond Akor of Christ the King Church downtown invites everyone to join his sermons, either online or at the church 12:15 pm Tuesday-Friday, 5 pm Saturday, or 10:15 am Sunday. To view online, visit mcnmediatv.com, search for Sudbury, and click on the picture of Christ the King Church, or go to YouTube.com and search for Fr. Raymond Akor at Christ the King, Sudbury. To attend in person, use the north entrance of the church behind the rock, just off Ste. Anne’s Road. All COVID-19 restrictions apply. All welcome.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury’s new exhibition features 60 prints by 27 Inuit artists titled First Sign of Spring: Inuit Prints from the Collections 1959 – 1970. First Sign of Spring includes works by Kenojuak Ashevak, Pitseolak Ashoona, Lucy Qinnuayuak, Kananginak Pootoogook, and Helen Kalvak. The show runs until April 30. How to visit: Pre-book your visit online at artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871 to make your booking. The Art Gallery of Sudbury conforms to all recommendations from Public Health Sudbury and District regarding public visitation, including masks, provided as necessary, social distancing, and hand sanitizing stations. Gallery touchpoints are sanitized between tours. The Art Gallery of Sudbury is located at 251 John St. The Gallery is open for pre-booked visits from Tuesday to Sunday. from 10 am to 5 pm For more information or to book your visit, visit online at www.artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

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Theater: Sudbury Indie Cinema is open. For the full schedule and to purchase tickets, go to sudburyindiecinema.com.

Draw: HSN 50/50 Cash Lottery for the North 50/50 draw underway at www.hsn5050.ca. Residents across Ontario over the age of 18 can purchase tickets for a chance to win.

Register: Show your community pride and do your part for the environment by registering for the Clean-Up Blitz event, which takes place May 7 from 9-11 am Registered participants will spend two hours picking up litter on a designated public roadside. Participants must register by April 29. Register your group at any citizen service center or library, or online at greatersudbury.ca/cleanup. Safety vests, gloves and garbage bags will be supplied. All participants must review safety tips and sign a waiver. Names of participants listed on the waiver forms will be entered in a draw to win prizes.

Draw: Tickets for the Maison McCulloch Hospice 50/50 draw can be purchased at www.hospicehug5050.ca.

Draw: St. Joseph’s Foundation has launched a 50/50 Draw to raise money for continuing care in Sudbury. To purchase tickets, visit St. Joseph’s secure portal at www.stjoessudbury5050.ca.

April 20

Housing: Cohabitat Sweetfern Cohousing, an organization exploring a form of community housing in Sudbury is inviting residents to watch a documentary about one couple’s search for a better, more sustainable way to live. Within Reach will screen for free at the Sudbury Indie Cinema on MacKenzie Street from 6: 30-8: 30 pm on Wednesday, with information on the Sweetfern project to follow.

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Health: The Canadian Cancer Society needs volunteer drivers in Sudbury for its Wheels of Hope program. The program offers rides for people with cancer who need help getting to and from their cancer care treatment. If interested in becoming a volunteer driver, contact the Canadian Cancer Society at 1-888-939-3333 or visit www.cancer.ca/volunteer.

Women: The Sudbury Women’s Center has launched a month-long fundraising campaign, selling $ 15 tulip bouquets for Mother’s Day from Freskiw Farms. The money will be used to support local women facing difficult life circumstances. Tulips can be purchased at bit.ly/SWC-Tulips. Buyers can also make additional bouquet purchases to share with SWC mothers, helping to spread the love to other deserving mothers. Floral bouquets will be available for sale until May 2. Orders will be available for pick up at the SWC, 174 Douglas St., suite 201, on May 5. For any questions, contact [email protected] or call 705-673- 1916 ext. 104.

Film: Wednesday, April 20, is National Canadian Film Day. Sudbury Indie Cinema on MacKenzie Street is celebrating with screenings of Night Raiders at 5:30 pm and “CRAZY” at 7:45 pm Tickets are $ 15 for a single feature and $ 25 for a double bill.

Free income tax help: The United Way Centraide North East Ontario, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, is now offering a virtual Volunteer Income Tax Program to help low-income individuals file their taxes at no cost. The virtual program will be available March 1-April 29. Eligible clients may register online at www.uwcneo.com or call 705-560-3330, ext. 210. Wait times may be lengthy due to a high number of participants. All clients will be contacted in sequence to have their taxes completed over the telephone. To learn more about the program, visit www.uwcneo.com.

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Buy tickets (music): Sudbury Summer Concert Series & Cabin Media Entertainment Group has announced that platinum-selling Canadian country icon Brett Kissel will play The Grace Hartman Amphitheater on Saturday, July 23. Nate Haller will join him. For tickets, go to www.cabinmedia.ca.

April 21

Food drive: A New Sudbury cannabis store is running a drive to collect non-perishable food items for the Inner City Home of Sudbury. Sessions Cannabis, located at 900 Lasalle Blvd., is encouraging members of the public to drop off items such as breakfast cereal, peanut butter, pasta and sauce, and canned soup. Monetary donations will also be accepted. Non-food items such as toilet paper and clean / new plastic grocery bags are welcome. People who bring in items will receive a discount on store purchases as well as being entered into a draw for a free gift card.

Music: Buoyed by the success of its Jazzed Up Downtown festival last summer and its fall series, Jazz Sudbury has resumed its free concert series every Thursday from 7: 30-9: 30 pm at Oscar’s Grill, 86 Durham St. A complete list of participating artists will be available on the Jazz Sudbury Facebook page and website.

Books: New Sudbury: Not as New as You Think, is once again available. Written by Arthemise Camirand-Peterson of the New Sudbury Historical Society, the work explores the neighborhood’s evolution from a largely agricultural zone to the more residential and commercial identity it boasts today. The research covers the period of 1883, when the railway came through Sudbury, to 1960, when New Sudbury (formerly part of McKim and Neelon Townships) was incorporated with the City of Sudbury. For more information, you can email [email protected]

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Monster trucks (buy tickets): Monster Spectacular, Canada’s sports and entertainment spectacle – mixing the thrills and spills of motorsports, showmanship and the ultimate fan experience – roars into the Sudbury arena on April 30 at 7 pm and May 1 at 1 pm Tickets can be purchased at greatersudbury.ca/tickets, by phone at 705-671-3000, and in-person at 240 Elgin St. For more information, visit monsterspectacular.com.

Sign up (mental health): The Rainbow District School Board is inviting parents to join a webinar on how to recognize and address struggles among children and foster mental wellness. As part of Children’s Mental Health Week, the Parenting for Positive Mental Health webinar will be presented by Amanda Lamb of the Pine River Institute on May 5, from 7 pm to 8 pm Register for the webinar at bit.ly/pineparentpresentation.

Environment: Could your schoolyard be greener, healthier and more student-friendly? VETAC, the city’s regreening advisory panel, invites local schools to participate in the annual Ugliest Schoolyard Contest. Schools can win a prize package worth thousands of dollars to create an outdoor classroom. The deadline to enter is May 5. Entry forms, contest guidelines and information on past winners can be found at greatersudbury.ca/VETAC. For questions, call 311 or email [email protected]

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