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Community Events

Saturday, May 25

Pasta Dinner; St. Joseph Usher’s all-you-can-eat pasta dinner to be held at St. Joseph Church in River Canard from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Ticket includes pasta, salad, buns, dessert, coffee, tea, water. Pop available for purchase. Raffle draws. Wine available for purchase by Cooper’s Hawk Winery. Tickets $20 adults, children between 6-10 $10 and five and under or over 80 free. Take-out available. Call Tom Dupuis to order 519-978-9425.

 

Saturday, June 1

Open House; Held at Amherstburg Target Sports, 9583 Concession Road 9, in support of National Range Day. Starts at 10 a.m. Event is for all ages. Tour the facilities and see demonstrations of various shooting sports the club offers. All firearms, ammunition and safety equipment provided by the club. For $10 participants will be able to shoot in the rifle/pistol range, and 10 targets on the trap field or 5 stand. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, all adults please bring photo ID. Event has limited capacity. No private firearms, no pets. Please register on the Eventbrite space, payment required upon check-in at the club. https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/amherstburg-target-sports-81915602253

 

Saturday, June 1

Tea Party; The Catholic Women’s League of St. John The Baptist Church is hosting its 8th Annual Olde English High Tea Party from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. at Columbus Community Hall, 190 Richmond St., Amherstburg.  

 

Saturday, June 8-Sunday, June 9

Garden Tour; Presented by the Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society. Ten local private gardens to be featured. Tour access passes, which contains addresses of gardens, can be purchased for $15 (cash only) at Toddy Jones Park. Tour runs 10 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, rain or shine. For more info, visit www.aburghortsociety.ca or www.facebook.com/aburghortsociety.

 

Sunday, June 16

Egg to Butterfly; Seminar presented by Amherstburg Fort Malden Horticultural Society and LaSalle Horticultural Society. Runs from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Amherstburg Community Services, 320 Richmond St. $20 registration fee, $15 for horticultural society members. Includes three speakers, full Capri pasta lunch, refreshments, snacks, desserts, door prizes, silent auction. For details, e-mail horticulturalsociety@mdirect.net.

 

Ongoing

“Boats in the Burg”; Marsh Historical Collection hosting “Boats in the Burg: A River Town History” event. Exhibit open now at 80 Richmond St. and runs through July 12. Marsh Historical Collection is open Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free, donations are appreciated.

 

Stroll & Roll walking group; Interested in meeting new people? Moving more? Weekly walking group to meet rain or shine. Free for everyone in the community, open to all abilities. Runs Tuesdays in Navy Yard Park in Amherstburg from 10-11 a.m., May 7-June 25. In Harrow Thursdays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Harrow Health Centre (1480 Erie St. S.) from May 9-June 27. Inclement weather alternatives are Libro Centre in Amherstburg and community room in clinic in Harrow. For info, call Amherstburg Family Health Team at 519-736-7770 ext. 235 or Harrow 519-738-2000 ext. 522.

 

Mission golf tournament seeking sponsors; The Amherstburg Food & Fellowship Mission golf tournament is June 29 at Coachwood Golf and Country Club. Hole sponsors still being sought. Interested businesses/individuals can call Laura at 519-982-2684.

 

House golf tournament needs volunteers; The House Youth Centre hosting 22nd annual Community Cup golf tournament July 13 at Sutton Creek Golf Course in McGregor. Volunteer orientation is July 9. For more information, call 519-736-6811 or visit https://linktr.ee/thehouseyouthcentre.

 

Amherstburg Residents Forum; Group welcomes residents seeking solutions to town hall to join them the last Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the union hall on Pickering across from Walmart.

 

Miracle League needs volunteers; The Miracle League of Amherstburg’s spring season underway. Volunteers are still needed. People can help out at one game or multiple games (up to four) every Saturday through June 15, weather permitting. Great for students needing volunteer hours or adults looking for ways to give back. For info or to sign up, visit www.amherstburgmiracle.com.

 

Yarn donations wanted; Resident looking for yarn donations as she knits beds for the Windsor-Essex County Humane Society. Drop-off yarn at Royal Canadian Legion Br. 157 or call Pinky (Deborah Barnett) at 519-995-4057 for pick up.

 

Rotary Club of Amherstburg meetings; Rotary meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the community room at ACS at 6 p.m. New members welcome. For info, e-mail rotaryclubofamherstburg@gmail.com or call Susanne at 519-990-2775.

 

Meals on Wheels; Offered by Amherstburg Community Services (ACS). Meals on Wheels assists those who are unable to shop for food and cook meals. Also available to those recovering from illness or surgery. Healthy, delicious and affordable meals provided to residents of Amherstburg, Harrow, McGregor and LaSalle residents. ACS caters to dietary needs, each meal comes with soup, bread, main course and dessert. Cost $7.50 per meal. Call 519-736-5471 for details.

 

Golden Age Club; The Golden Age Club, Amherstburg’s friendship club, located at 179 Victoria St. S., offering social activities five days a week, $10 a year to join. There are over 160 members who have fun playing euchre, pepper, bingo, cribbage, and bridge and doing line dancing. We also have three special luncheons and a beautiful Christmas party. You pick which activities you want to participate in. Visit www.goldenagecentre.ca to see how to join, participate, and learn how we support our community.

 

Essex County Orchid Society meetings; The Essex County Orchid Society invites you to join them monthly, third Sunday of the month till May at St. Stephen’s Church Hall, 5280 Howard Ave; 1:30 p.m. Refreshments served. New members and visitors are welcome. We are on Facebook!

 

Columbus Community Hall events; Columbus Community Hall, 190 Richmond St.  Senior dance, 3 p.m. and dinner 5 p.m. every second Tuesday of the month ($12 donation).  Serving burgers and fries for purchase every Monday 12-2 p.m., Bingo on Thursday at 7 p.m., Fish Fry on Friday (includes chicken) from 4:30-6:30 p.m., eat-in or take out.  Everyone welcome.

 

Free community meal; Lighthouse Church, in conjunction with Feeding Windsor, invites the public to come Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. for a free dinner. All welcome. Come meet others in the community and enjoy some good food. No registration required. Lighthouse Church is located at 266 King St. (entrance off Gore St.).

 

Mental Health & Counselling Services; The Youth Wellness Hub presenting mental health and counselling services at The House Youth Centre. Runs every Wednesday from 2-6 p.m. Free for people between the ages of 12-25. The House is located at 320 Richmond St. For details, call 519-800-8640.

 

Mission hours; The Amherstburg Food and Fellowship Mission, 298 Victoria St. S., open from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. with lunch between 12-1 p.m. Mission food bank open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. For info, call 519-736-9140 or visit www.aburgmission.ca. Stop by for food, fellowship and a warm welcome. All donations welcome.

 

ACS Food Bank; Curbside pickup at Amherstburg Community Hub (320 Richmond St.). Runs Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-12 noon. Call 519-736-5471 for assistance.

 

Volunteers needed; Community service volunteer hours are available for high school students. Outside jobs at Bryerswood Youth Camp. Please contact info@bryerswood.com.

 

Bottle donations; The AMA Sportsmen Association continues to accept donations of empty beer and wine bottles. People who wish to donate their empties can drop them off at the rear of the club, 468 Lowes Side Road in Amherstburg. For information, visit www.amasportsmen.com or call 519-736-5706.

 

Founders Club; Bryerswood Youth Camp Optimist Club seeking donors to join the “Founders Club.” Donors help fund general operations fund of the camp. Donors with gifts of $5,000 and over become “Founders Club” members and have one square of camp property sponsored in their name. Multiple squares available. Tax receipts provided. For info, visit www.bryerswood.com, call 519-996-7364 or e-mail info@bryerswood.com.

 

Amherstburg Community Services; Located at 320 Richmond St., 519-736-5471. Meals on Wheels, CareLink Accessible Transportation, Food Bank, Senior Support, Keep The Heat, Ontario Energy Support Program & much more. Please call to see how we can help!

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