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This and That in Town, April 19, 2023

Spaghetti for S.A.B.E.C

A benefit for the Service d’Accompagnement Bénévole et Communautaire (S.A.B.E.C.), in the form of a spaghetti meal, will be held on Thursday, April 20, from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Bar du Village (45 Chateauguay Street) in Huntingdon. Tickets are for $15 each at Bar du Village and the S.A.B.E.C. office (1493 Rte 138, Godmanchester). S.A.B.E.C. is a volunteer-run non-profit that offers drives to medical services. For info, please call 450-264-1131.

Art at the Little Green Library

The Little Green Library in Huntingdon (4 Lorne Street) will host Remembered Landscapes, Past and Present, an exhibition by Elgin artist Pat Walsh, from April 22 to May 27. The opening vernissage will take place on April 22 from 2 to 4 p.m. Walsh’s work is always intriguing; stop in and take a look during library hours.

Photography exhibition

The Chateauguay Valley Photo Club is exhibiting a selection of recent photographs taken by members. The photographs can now be viewed at the Galeries Ormstown shopping centre in Ormstown. 

Cultural Awareness Month

There will be free bilingual walking tours in Kahnawà:ke on Thursdays in April, from 12 to 1 p.m. On April 20, there is a tour of the Welcome Centre (1 River Road, Kahnawà:ke). On April 27, join the tour of the Language and Cultural Centre (2006 Old Malone Hwy, 2nd floor, Kahnawà:ke).

Dwight Baird’s 45+ years of art

A retrospective exhibition of selected paintings and drawings by artist Dwight Baird, who grew up in Huntingdon, will be shown during April and May at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall (10 King Street, Huntingdon). The two-day vernissage is open to all: April 22 and 23 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ormstown 4-H square dance competition

Come watch, listen, and tap your toes on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. as this traditional favourite takes to the floor of the Industrial Building at the Ormstown fairgrounds. Tickets will be sold at the door: $10 each, and $5 for children aged 3 to 12 years. Everyone is welcome, and there will be dancing for all at the end of the competition. Organizers say, “Please dress for the weather – it could be cool, even inside.”

Pancakes in Franklin

The Franklin firemen are cooking up their annual pancake supper on Saturday, April 22, starting at 4:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door at Vergers Hillspring (1019 Route 202). Kids under 5 can chow down for free; tickets for those aged 6 to 10 are $10 each, and $18 for those 11 and over. All are welcome! More info at

The Barrie Women’s Auxiliary AGM

The Barrie Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary is made up of volunteers who work to improve patients’ quality of life. Members and interested non-members are welcome to the organization’s AGM on Wednesday, April 26 at 8 p.m. at the Ormstown Curling Club (7 Chateauguay Street). The guest speaker will be Fiona Beattie of the Huntingdon CLSC.

MWCN Financial workshop

The MWCN’s Hemmingford office (476 Frontière) is holding a financial workshop with Todd Coté on April 26 at 10 a.m. Join the discussion about post-retirement and inflation concerns, and bring your questions.

Got a spring in your step…

…and a need to dance? Put them both to good use at the Spring Fever “old-school” dance party coming to the Ormstown rec centre on April 28 from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. This event will be licensed, but it is BYOB. Cost is $5 at the door, with proceeds going to La Bouffe Additionnelle in Huntingdon.

A talk about hearing loss

The Howick Women’s Institute is hosting a presentation on hearing loss and accessibility by Abby Stonehouse. “My hearing loss journey” will take place on Tuesday, May 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Howick United Church (2 Bridge Street). All are welcome. For more info, contact Cindy Barrington at 450-825-2377.

A Hemmingford market in May

On Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Hemmingford Recreation Centre will be the scene for local vendors to do their thing. Table rental will cost $10 for residents of Hemmingford and $20 for non-residents. Fresh produce (fruit and veggies), maple products, local wine or spirits, and approved handmade articles and antiques will be available. Contact organizers at

CommuniT Nights

Mark your calendars: Tuesday, May 9, 4 to 7 p.m. for another CommuniT Night! This one is being held at Heritage Elementary School, 21 King Street, in Huntingdon, and the theme is “Let’s get active!” There will be a free meal and information booths and activities. No reservation required.

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