Weekend Roundup: September 30 – October 2

Weekend Roundup: September 30 - October 2

Friday, September 30

Women in Government – To increase women’s participation in local government the City of Greater Sudbury has launched the Women in Government initiative through which the Women in Government Team will be hosting two events, Women in Government Day and Mentor Speed Dating. 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. @ Tom Davies Square – 200 Brady Street

Luncheon of Hope – The Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) hosts the 18th annual Luncheon of Hope, tickets are selling fast. This year’s event will feature keynote speakers Florence Strang and Susan Gonzalez , sponsored by Vale at the upcoming Luncheon of Hope on September 30th at noon at the Caruso Club. Tickets: $600 for a table of 10 ($300 charitable receipt) | $60 for individual tickets ($30 charitable receipt) – 12:00 p.m. @ Caruso Club – 385 Haig Street

Harvest Feast – On Friday September 30th, Eat Local Sudbury will be hosting our 2nd Annual Harvest Feast Gala Fundraiser at Collège Boréal’s beautiful “Au pied du rocher” event space. Over 230 guests will sit down for a gourmet three-course meal prepared by Chef Jean Huneault and featuring the best local and seasonal ingredients that our region has to offer. This year’s event will also feature Ontario wine pairings, a local craft beer tasting, live music, a “Meet Your Farmer” tradeshow, a silent auction and our Local Food Champions Awards! 5:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. @ Collège Boréal – 21 Lasalle Blvd.

The Dependent – Book Launch Party with Danielle Daniel – Join Latitude 46 Publishing and Danielle Daniel to celebrate the release of her book The Dependent: A Memoir of Marriage and The Military. Listed by 49th Shelf as one of the most anticipated Canadian non fiction books this fall, The Dependent is an intimate portrait of love, grief and forgiveness. Copies will be available for $20. Free refreshments and entertainment. Cash bar. Free admission. 7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. @ Ristorante Verdicchio – 1351 Kelly Lake Road

Laugh Campus Comedy Show – It’s the best time of the month! It’s another Sudbury Comedy Scene Monthly laugh a thon. Our comedy undergrads and overachievers will take to the stage to get it lit.
no syllabus needed. Tickets: $10 – Little Montreal – 182 Elgin Street

Lonely Parade with Dunes and Mick Futures! – Lonely Parade’s album release show in Sudbury can’t wait!! We’ll have tapes & CDs 4 sale & maybe some other stuff too! Cover: $7 – 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m. @ The Townehouse Tavern – 206 Elgin Street

Saturday, October 1

2nd Annual Freskiws Fall Fair – Due to the overwhelming success of the inaugural event in 2015 (over 3000 people came thru – WOW!) we have decided to expand this event to Two days this year! Space for 80+ Vendors this year! Arts & Crafts, Preserves, Baking, Home Based Businesses, hay rides, corn roast, Live Music by local musicians and more! Freskiw’s will have fresh apples, mums, pumpkins and more!  Join the Skead Seniors Club for coney island chili dogs, desserts, hand made items and more! Kids can join in some fall crafts.There will be FREE Make & Take Crafts for the kids and Facepainting by Chantal ($5.00 each child). Donations to the MS SOCIETY are also welcome! ($20+ will receive a taxable reciept). All funds raised will stay local in Sudbury-Manitoulin for Programs, Services and equipment to help with those living with MS and their caregivers. Cost: $2 – 11:00 a.m. – Sunday, October 2nd at 4:00 p.m. @ Freskiw Farms – 2093 Skead Road

Oktoberfest – Stack Brewing Present’s Oktoberfest! On Saturday, October 1st from 1-9pm come join us at The Grand to celebrate Oktoberfest! Music, games, Beer and more to be announced shortly! Hardrock42 Gastropub will be onsite serving up some german cuisine! Schnitzel, bratwurst, pretzels, and sauerkraut! Musical entertainment will be provided by JoPo & The RiZe, The Suicide Drifters, and The Northern Noise Street Band; Sudbury’s Number 1 (and only) Polka Band. The $20 general admission fee will get you a branded 12oz glass mug and one beer ticket. Tickets are available at Stack Brewing, Hardrock42 and on Eventbrite. Tickets: $20 – 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. @ The Grand – 28 Elgin Street

Roger Nash Book Launch – Culture Days Event – The Main Public Library will host a book launch of Roger Nash’s Zigzags as part of a Culture Days activity. Zigzags, a collection of Nash’s latest poetry, explores how virtually none of our thoughts, actions or feelings go very far without becoming paradoxes and contradictions. Books will be available for purchase and for author signing. 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. @ Greater Sudbury Public Library – 74 Mackenzie Street

New Moon Energy Healing Circle – On the New Moon of the 10th month, let’s embrace this powerful day. Have you ever wondered what Energy Healing was all about? Like Reiki, for example. Now’s your chance to see and feel it for yourself. No previous experience required. No training required. Come with an open mind and leave feeling relaxed and at peace. Meeting place is behind the water fountain, at the flat grassy area overlooking the tracks/bridge. **Facilitated by Andrea Gustafson, RM, INHA. PS – Please bring a chair or yoga mat and dress accordingly for the weather. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ The Grotto – 271 Van Horne Street 

Blackwood Sinners and Theatre Cambrian present: Giving back to Gord – Blackwood Sinners and Theatre Cambrian present the “Giving back to Gord” charity fundraiser for brain cancer research. Local bands are uniting to celebrate the music and history of the Tragically Hip. You are invited to Give back to Gord, all proceeds go to the Gord Downie Fund for brain cancer research. Cost: $10 – 8:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. @ Theatre Cambrian – 40 Eyre Street

Sunday, October 2

Behind the Stage at the Sudbury Theatre Centre – If you have not yet been to the Sudbury Theatre Centre to attend a theatre performance, this year’s Culture Days will have you doing just that! For our 45th anniversary 16|17 Season, the STC will open its doors on Sun Oct 2 at 2 pm for the production of Armstrong’s War. This performance will be followed by a Post-Show Q&A at 3 pm. A complimentary BACK STAGE TOUR will be open to the general public. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. @ Sudbury Theatre Centre – 170 Shaughnessy Street


Emily Franceschini is a craft addict, Public Relations graduate and lover of all things purple. Her free time is spent taking photos of her dog and searching for the perfect cup of coffee. She’s a regular at Old Rock because who could resist their delicious Creme Brûlée latte? And yes – it is probably her 4th coffee of the day.

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