Show & Shine
The Huntingdon Truck and Car Show is this weekend, July 15 and 16, at the Huntingdon Fairgrounds. There will be food and refreshments; live music on Saturday at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Gate fee $10, kids under 12 free.
The Roaring 20s return! The Valley Flower Show is Saturday, July 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Ormstown Rec Centre. Adults $5, kids under 10, $2.
Market in Howick
The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market will take place in Howick on Thursday, July 14 from 3 to 6 p.m. in the parking area of the Chaise Rouge (former catholic church). The regular Huntingdon market will also take place on Wednesday.
Saint-Chrysostome activity day
The Saint-Chrysostome Loisirs are holding an activity day on July 23, starting at 2 p.m. at Parc Cecile-Rochefort. There will be music, food trucks, inflatable games, face painting, grillades, and more.
Saint Anicet festival
The Saint-Anicet Optimist Club, in collaboration with other organizations, presents its Festival Weekend on July 23 and 24. Activities will take place throughout the village: at the community centre, the church parking lot, and the Saint-Anicet Historical Society. On the Saturday, there will be artisans, food, fun activities for youngsters and families, and historic house tours; Sunday will include an antique car show. More info can be found on the Club Optimiste Saint-Anicet Facebook page.
Fine art installation
Artist Alyson Champ’s intriguing Marginal Lands will be presented at the Havelock fairgrounds on Saturday, July 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Sunday, the 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
CVMG is hosting its popular rally on July 30, at 2268 Gore Road, Hinchinbrooke. There will also be a swap meet. Opening at 7 a.m. Admission is $10; all proceeds go to charity.
Hemmingford Legion Chicken BBQ Dinner
Saturday, July 30, Hemmingford Legion will be serving another delicious chicken dinner. To reserve yours, call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, July 29; $20 donation. Pickup will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 486 Rue Champlain.
Great live music
Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited presents talented musicians on August 5 at the Village Church of the Nazarene in Ormstown.
… is holding its annual fantastic Family Festival on Saturday, August 6 beginning at noon, at Parc-école Omer-Séguin. There is a vast list of activities and attractions; see the Fete familial Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague Facebook page.
Galloping into Godmanchester
Barrel racing horses, horseball players (new!) and more will compete at Ranch TJ’s annual Festival Equestre on August 5-7, Friday at 6 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday at 9 a.m. Kids under 12 free; general admission $15, $20 on Saturday. 2460 Rang 4. Info: Michel Duhème, 450-601-3875.
400 meals sold!
The annual July 1 chicken feast put on by the Barrie Memorial Women’s Auxiliary was a huge success. Their Facebook page states, “Thanks to all volunteers, those who purchased meals, and those who weren’t able to get meals because we sold out!”
Save your bets
There will be no horse racing in Ormstown in July after all, but there will be some in September.
Book club begins July 14
Join the MWCN Book Club every Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Wellness Centre in Huntingdon. The first book is The Forgotten Home Child by Genevieve Graham.
Coming up later in August…
Huntingdon Fair arrives the second weekend of August; Sounds of the Valley music festival will happen on August 20; and the CVAA Antique show follows on the 27th! Stay tuned…