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Events and other fun things to do in Timmins this week

Here's some of what's happening
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The South Porcupine library branch has received seed donations and needs people to help sort and label them. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

Tampon Tuesday

Tuesday, March 10, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Full Beard Brewery 

Drop by to donate femine hygiene products and support the United Way Centraide North East initiative.

Seed Party

Wednesday, March 11, 6:30 p.m.

C.M. Shields Centennial Library, 99 Bloor Ave.

The South Porcupine library branch has received seed donations and needs people to help sort and label them. It’s also a great time to bring in your own seeds and help with the library. Once the envelopes are prepared, volunteers will have first pick at the seeds. Call 705-360-2623 ext. 8590 for more information or to register.  

Tales and Tails of Joy 

Wednesday, March 11, 6 - 7 p.m.

Timmins Public Library

A program for beginner and reluctant readers that pairs them with St. John Ambulance Child-certified therapy dogs. Call 705-360-2623 ext. 8519 to register.

Timmins Rock vs. Hearst Lumberjacks 

Wednesday, March 11, 7 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

It’s game one of the playoff matchup between the Rock and Lumberjacks. Tickets are available online at timminsrock.com.

Fritter Friday

Friday, March 13, 10 a.m. 

Enjoy a handmade apple fritter and support the Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins. The sweet treats are $2 each, $10 for six, or $20 for 12 and available at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre, Lemongrass, and the Urban Farm.

Timmins Rock vs. Hearst Lumberjacks 

Friday, March 13, 7 p.m.

McIntyre Arena 

It’s game two of the playoff match-up between the Rock and Lumberjacks. Tickets are available online at timminsrock.com.

StoryWalk at the Hollinger Skateway

Saturday, March 14, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Hollinger Skateway, Hollinger Park 

Grab your skates for the event, and stay for a cup of hot chocolate to read Just One Goal! by Robert Munsch.

Crafternoon 

Saturday, March 14, 1 - 4 p.m.

C. M. Shields Library, South Porcupine 

Bring your current project to the library and enjoy an afternoon with like-minded individuals. For more information, call 705-360-2623 ext. 8590. 

Pysanky Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop

Saturday, March 14, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Porcupine Art Club, Roy Nicholson Park 

Porcupine Art Club artist Sherri Jones will introduce you to the art of making the Ukrainian Easter eggs. It’s for adults 18 years and up, and the cost is $8 for members or $15 for non-members. To register, email porcupineartclub@gmail.com.

Local History Afternoon

Saturday, March 14, 2 p.m.

Timmins Public Library 

Learn about the library’s local history collection and hear from John Fleming, Judith Colbert-Barkel and other members of the Timmins: Then and Now Facebook group, who are looking to create a community history association. Local author Diane Armstrong will also be there with her latest book. It’s free to attend, open to everyone and registration isn’t required.

Night Skiing 

Saturday, March 14, 6 - 10 p.m.

Kamiskotia Snow Resort 

The skyway chair will be turning for night riding, with skiers and snowboarders being able to enjoy the Sissy, Boob Trap, Kreiner, and Chalet runs. The cost is $20 each. 

Egypt Gift of the Nile 

Runs until March 29

Grey Gallery, Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre

Explore the exhibit organized by the Royal Ontario Museum. It explores Egyptian civilization through everyday life, including buildings, family life, personal adornment, education and religion. There is also a replica sarcophagus that helps explain the Egyptian view on the afterlife. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free.

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Here's what happened March 2 - 8

Make Your Own Font

Tuesday, March 3, 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Timmins Public Library 

A Digitial Creator workshop for youth ages 11 to 19 years. Email timmins@digitalcreator.ca to register or for more information.

Ride N Dine 

Wednesday, March 4, 6 - 8 p.m.

Kamiskotia Snow Resort

Take a ride out to the ski hill and enjoy the pub night meal - five wings, a slice of homemade pizza and onion rings. 

Tales and Tails of Joy 

Wednesday, March 4, 6 - 7 p.m.

Timmins Public Library

A program for beginner and reluctant readers that pairs them with St. John Ambulance Child-certified therapy dogs. Call 705-360-2623 ext. 8519 to register.

International Women’s Day with Arlene Dickinson

Thursday, March 5, 6:30 p.m.

Ecole secondaire catholique Theriault 

The Timmins Chamber of Commerce is hosting the event with Arlene Dickenson, an entrepreneur, CEO, author, venture capitalist, and television host. Tickets for Lessons from the Den: Succeeding at Business start at $50. You can register online. 

Timmins Concert Singers and Friends 

Friday, March 6, 8 p.m.

Porcupine Dante Club 

Tickets are $25 and available at Alfie’s Cigar Store, the Timmins Square Information Booth, and choir members. For tables of eight, contact Glenn at 705-365-6590.

Timmins Pro Snowcross

March 7 - 8

Timmins Snow Dump, Spruce Street South

The annual event is back! Saturday the action goes from 9:30 a.m. with the novice races to 4:30 p.m. Sunday's action runs 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The pro introductions start at 1:50 p.m. each day, with the main events at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 per day or $40 for the weekend for adults and kids 12 years and older. Saturday is free for seniors and kids size to 11 years, and $15 Sunday. Tickets are available in advance at J&B Cycle and Marine, Mikey's General Sales, and Riverside RV, and can also be bought at the gate. The spectator information is available here.

Compass and Map Workshop for Adults 

Saturday, March 7, 10 - 11 a.m. 

C.M. Shields Centennial Library, South Porcupine 

Learn the important skill with this workshop presented by Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue. For more information or to register call the library at 705-360-2623 ext.8590.

Timmins Coin Club Meeting 

Sunday, March 8, 1:30 p.m.

Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre

Egypt Gift of the Nile 

Runs until March 29

Grey Gallery, Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre

Explore the exhibit organized by the Royal Ontario Museum. It explores Egyptian civilization through everyday life, including buildings, family life, personal adornment, education and religion. There is also a replica sarcophagus that helps explain the Egyptian view on the afterlife. The museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Admission to the exhibit is free.


Maija Hoggett

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Maija Hoggett is an experienced journalist who covers Timmins and area
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