Autumn is a beautiful season in Oxford. If you’re from away, take some time to visit us. If you live here, re-discover our welcoming community. Sit on a bench in the Black River Park and relax by the water. Take a walk on one of our trails.
Enjoy shopping? Experience some unique offerings in our downtown. Stop for a bite at one of our five eating establishments.
miss the Oxford Riverside Art Gallery if you’re here on a weekday. These are just a few examples of what you’ll find in Oxford.
Check out community calendars and Oxford Facebook pages for more such as these special events:
It was news to me that the Legion may be haunted but perhaps it’s only in October. Plan to visit the Haunted Legion on Jackson Street Oct. 25 and 26 from 7 to 11 p.m.
For the faint of heart, it’s best to attend the afternoon event (2 to 4 p.m.) on Oct. 26. Have a Spooktacular time!
On Nov. 2 don’t miss the annual Firemen's Auxiliary Craft Sale, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Oxford fire hall will be packed with a good assortment of handmade items and the auxiliary will be selling turkey soup and chili for lunch.
artist, Brenda Atkinson, has been working all summer on a new series of black and white paintings.
Meet her at the opening night of her exhibit, Nov. 8, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Oxford Riverside Gallery (105 Main St.).
This is Brenda’s first public art show so be sure to drop in and show your support.
Admission and refreshments are offered free of charge.
Donations to OREC Youth Art Program welcome.
The exhibit runs until December 20.
to June, the Capitol Theatre hosts Music Jams every second Friday at 7 p.m. Always check the Theatre’s Facebook page to see what else is happening.
For example, on Nov. 23 at 7 p.m. multi-award winner, Christina Martin, and equally talented partner, Dale Murray, will perform.
will be fresh off a Canada-wide tour and featuring songs from a new album.
are available online and in Oxford at GJDE Enterprise (The Alphabet Store).
Dating back to 1923, the Capitol Theatre on Main Street continues to make a tremendous contribution to Oxford’s arts and culture scene.
as old as the Capitol, but a much-loved part of the arts in our town, the Church Mouse Players are back at Royal Canadian Legion Branch Number 36 on Jackson Street, from Nov. 20 to 23 for another of their popular events.
As this group has a track record of humorous, delicious community dinner theatre, we expect Happy Hollandaise to be no different.
I don’t think hollandaise sauce is on the menu though!
Because Christmas is just around the corner, stay tuned for more great entertainment from various local groups to be offered in December. So many events it’s hard to keep up – proving again that you don’t have to leave town to be entertained.
Ewe-nique Boutique, Water Street, is offering another way to enjoy yourself and socialize at the same time: a free rug hooking group in Oxford on Monday evenings, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the store. And you don’t have to hook! Maybe you knit, crochet, needle punch, needle felt or another fibre craft. Contact the store for more information.
Beginning Nov. 18, town hall will be reducing the hours it is open to the public. Effective on that date, the hours of operation for public access will be 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
Staff will maintain their regular working hours.
This service adjustment is to improve the overall operations of the town hall.
Alternate online billing payment options are available. A secure mail drop-off box will be installed at the town hall main office entrance for everyone’s convenience. Extended hours may be offered on specific billing due dates and will be advertised in advance.
Did you know that Oxford’s Animal Control Officer, Jamie Spicer, is contracted through the Municipality of Cumberland? Jamie can be reached by calling the county at 902 667-2313 or report your problem to the town hall in Oxford by calling 902 447-2170.
Ruthie Patriquin in the community economic development officer for the Town of Oxford.