Things to do in Sudbury, Feb. 11 to Feb. 13

St. James School students Sara Allen, 12, front, Marin O'Malley, 12, Emma Findlay, 12, and Finlee McIntyre, 12, try out one of the trails at the Walden Cross Country venue in Naughton, Ont. on Monday February 10, 2020. The students were skiing as part of a school field trip. John Lappa/Sudbury Star

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Feb. 11

Business: Join the Greater Sudbury Chamber of Commerce as it hosts Dino Otranto, Vale Canada’s chief operating officer, for a president’s series luncheon. Otranto was appointed COO for Vale’s North Atlantic operations and Asian refineries in 2019. The luncheon takes place from 12-2 p.m. at Bryston’s On The Park, 5 Creighton Rd. in Copper Cliff. Otranto’s address is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:50 p.m. The public and chamber members can purchase tickets and find more information about the event at sudburychamber.ca.

Bingo: A bingo is held every Tuesday at St. Alexander’s Church, 100 Gaudette St., Chelmsford. Minis go at 6 p.m. followed by majors at 7:30 p.m. The prize board is $4,780 including a $1,000 jackpot. Entrance and parking at the rear of the building.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Sign up: On Feb. 22, The Samaritan Centre will be hosting its ninth annual Coldest Night of the Year event. This is an annual winter fundraising walk to benefit the work of The Samaritan Centre and other charities just like it across the country. The Samaritan Centre is recruiting teams for its biggest fundraiser of the year, which aims to raise funds and increase awareness of issues surrounding poverty and homelessness in Sudbury. The Samaritan Centre encourages walkers to form teams and raise money through pledges at cnoy.org. Consider leading or joining a team for Coldest Night of the Year, or become a corporate sponsor at cnoy.org/register.

Theatre: In partnership with the Sudbury Theatre Centre, Theatre Cambrians present Annie from Feb. 6-16. Tickets are on sale now at the STC box office, by calling 705-674-8381 or on their website at www.sudburytheatre.ca.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario invites the public to its new exhibition, Partage/Partake, by three students from the McEwen School of Architecture. The public is invited to circulate between the school and the GNO, 54 Elgin St., to interact with the installation. The exhibition’s official opening is Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. at the GNO. A discussion hosted by Kai Wood Mah will continue the reflections on Partage/Partake. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 8 to March 14.

 

Feb. 12

Ageless grace sessions: Join the Alzheimer Society to learn 21 simple tools for lifelong comfort and ease. This program consists of 21 simple exercise tools designed for all ages and abilities. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and mind. Sessions will be held 10 a.m. Feb. 5, 12, 19 and 26 at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s Valley East branch. Register online at wwwsudburylibraries.ca or contact the branch at 705-688-3961. This is a free program offered to the community.

Theatre: Theatre Cambrian presents Annie at the Sudbury Theatre Centre on Shaughnessy Street. Tickets are available at the STC DiBrina box office (705-674-8381, ext. 21) or online at www.sudburytheatre.com. All evening shows go at 7 p.m. There will be a Pay-What-You-Can performance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14.

Fraud protection: In partnership with RBC, the Greater Sudbury Public Library is offering sessions featuring financial advisors who will focus on how you can protect yourself against fraud, what to look for and what to do if you become a victim of fraud.  Sessions will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Chelmsford branch, 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the main branch on MacKenzie Street, 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Capreol branch, and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Valley East branch. Register online or contact your local branch for more details. These information sessions are offered free to the community.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Workplace safety: Battery Electric Vehicle Safety in Mines is the title of a one-day symposium to be held 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Workplace Safety North, 235 Cedar St., Sudbury. Learn about industry case studies, mine rescue emergency response to battery fires, and risk assessment and training guidelines. A panel of industry organizations will also discuss their experiences since adopting the technology. For more information, contact Gaby Lemon at gabylemon@workplacesafetynorth.ca or call 705- 670-5707, ext. 310.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Nominations: Do you know a volunteer who should be recognized for their contributions to our community? The City of Greater Sudbury is now accepting nominations for the annual civic awards, presented to individuals and/or groups for outstanding service, voluntary contributions, personal efforts and exemplary community development. Nomination forms are available online at greatersudbury.ca/civicawards or at any citizen service centre. The deadline to submit a nomination is Feb. 14 at 4:30 p.m. For more information about the civic awards, call 705-674-4455 ext. 2446 or email leisure.services@greatersudbury.ca.

Monthly open mic sessions: Celebrate the power of words with monthly evenings of stories and poetry at the Greater Sudbury Public Library’s main branch on MacKenzie Street.  Local writers and readers can share their own work or that of their favourite authors.  Sign up to read at the event or just come to listen and enjoy. Sessions will be held 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec.10.

Theatre: In partnership with the Sudbury Theatre Centre, Theatre Cambrians present Annie from Feb. 6-16. Tickets are on sale now at the STC box office, by calling 705-674-8381 or on their website at www.sudburytheatre.ca.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario invites the public to its new exhibition, Partage/Partake, by three students from the McEwen School of Architecture. The public is invited to circulate between the school and the GNO, 54 Elgin St., to interact with the installation. The exhibition’s official opening is Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. at the GNO. A discussion hosted by Kai Wood Mah will continue the reflections on Partage/Partake. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 8 to March 14.

 

Feb. 13

Luncheon: The next Sudbury Board of Education Retired Support Staff monthly luncheon goes at noon at the Taphouse Restaurant on Regent Street. New members welcome.

Valentine’s Day party: One Eleven Seniors will hold a Valentine’s Day party 1-3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Place, 111 Larch St. Entertainment by The Sparkly Sisters. Admission is $5. Refreshments will be served.

Art: The late artist Oryst Sawchuk was best known for his urban streetscapes; many of his works have been captured on a new mural on Elgin Street. He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives. Pretty Pictures takes place until March 15 at Gallery 6500, inside the Steelworkers Hall on Brady Street. The hall is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. If there is an event taking place in the convention centre during the weekend, the main doors will be open and anyone wishing to see the exhibit is able to access the gallery.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents an exhibition of paintings by local artist Brigitte Bere. The Imaginarium of Brigitte Bere continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 12-5 p.m. For more information, go to artsudbury.org or call 705-675-4871.

Art: The Art Gallery of Sudbury, 251 John St., presents 21 Pillows, an interactive and contemplative installation by award-winning Red Lake artist Cheryl Wilson-Smith. This exhibition continues until March 22. Admission is free with a donation. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 12-5 p.m.  For more information, visit artsudbury.org, or call 705-675-4871.

Fraud protection: In partnership with RBC, the Greater Sudbury Public Library is offering sessions featuring financial advisors who will focus on how you can protect yourself against fraud, what to look for and what to do if you become a victim of fraud.  Sessions will be held 2 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Chelmsford branch, 2 p.m. Feb. 13 at the main branch on MacKenzie Street, 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Capreol branch, and 2 p.m. Feb. 19 at the Valley East branch. Register online or contact your local branch for more details. These information sessions are offered free to the community.

Theatre: In partnership with the Sudbury Theatre Centre, Theatre Cambrians present Annie from Feb. 6-16. Tickets are on sale now at the STC box office, by calling 705-674-8381 or on their website at www.sudburytheatre.ca.

Military: The Irish Regiment, Sudbury’s military reserve unit, is hosting an open house 6-9 p.m. Feb. 13 at the armouries located at 333 Riverside Dr. Military equipment along with static and live displays will be featured. There will be opportunities for individuals to take a fitness test and try scenarios in simulators. Everyone welcome.

Art: The Galerie du Nouvel-Ontario invites the public to its new exhibition, Partage/Partake, by three students from the McEwen School of Architecture. The public is invited to circulate between the school and the GNO, 54 Elgin St., to interact with the installation. The exhibition’s official opening is Feb. 13 at 5 p.m. at the GNO. A discussion hosted by Kai Wood Mah will continue the reflections on Partage/Partake. The exhibition is on view from Feb. 8 to March 14.

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