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This and That in Town November 2, 2022

Remembrance Day ceremonies
The Ormstown, Huntingdon, and Hemmingford branches of the Royal Canadian Legion will be observing Remembrance Day with traditional wreath-laying ceremonies on Sunday, November 6. Hemmingford’s ceremony will take place at 11 a.m. and Ormstown’s at 2 p.m. In Huntingdon, the parade from the Legion to St-Andrew’s Presbyterian Church will begin at 10:30 a.m., and an ecumenical service will take place at the church before the ceremony at the cenotaph in Prince-Arthur Park. A second ceremony will also take place at the cenotaph in Hemmingford on November 11.

Get your flu shot
On November 2 and 3 there will be influenza vaccination clinics at the Huntingdon Legion. The COVID vaccine will also be offered. On November 8, 9, and 10, the clinic will be at the Recreation Centre in Ormstown, and on November 22 and 23 it will be at the Saint-Chrysostome Cultural Centre. Appointments can be made online at ClicSanté, or by calling 1-877-817-5279.

Brysonville Schoolhouse Revisited
Another evening of great music is coming up on Friday, November 4 at the Village Church (52 Lambton Street) in Ormstown. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. The elevator and entrance to the hall are on the east side of the building; donations are received but not required.

Clothes sale: winter warmth 
and more
The St-Joseph Parish Hall, located at 13 York Street in Huntingdon, is holding a clothes sale which will include winter garments and boots, and much more, on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Beautiful bountiful Barrie Bazaar
This long-standing fall tradition returns on Saturday, November 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chateauguay Valley Regional High School (CVR). There will be refreshments, crafts, community groups, and more; donations of baked goods and preserves are always welcome.

Hemmingford artist/artisan 
exhibit and sale
The Hemmingford Archives, 517 Champlain Avenue, will host this arty event on Saturday, November 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be paintings, cards, prints, woodworking, knitting, rug-hooking, and quilting on offer.

Doc about Quebec English speakers
MWCN invites you to the screening of the film What We Choose to Remember, a documentary about the English Speakers in Quebec by writer/director Guy Rodgers. A viewing will take place in Ormstown on Friday, November 18 at CVR, 1597 Route 138A, at 1:30 p.m. Call Nora at 450-264-3596 or email (nora@mwcn.ca) for more info. Other screenings are happening nearby, and the MWCN always has lots of other things going on; you can check out its Facebook page, or The Gleaner’s online events calendar, for more.

Rock on and raise cash
On November 19, the band Power Play will be rockin’ the house at the Centre Barberivain (471 Chemin de l’Eglise, Sainte-Barbe) and all proceeds will go to Melissa’s Sunshine Camp. The show starts at 7:30 p.m., and admission is $20. For more info, contact melissasunshinecamp@gmail.com or 450-264-6340.

Howick Annual Craft Fair
This tantalizing treasure trove of handmade goods is coming up on November 19, at Howick Elementary School (5 Lambton Street) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Supportive session by JAG
LGBT+ organization JAG is holding an online information session for “Parents et Proches,” on Monday, November 21, from 7 to 8 p.m. on Zoom. Information can be found on the Facebook event page. Please note the event is for those 18 and over and will be in French only.

Ormstown Legion’s Christmas Craft Market
Get some more festive shopping done at the craft market on Saturday, November 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ormstown Legion. As well, you can support the Ormstown Guignolée by helping light up the tree, and enjoy lunch from the Legion’s kitchen.

More handmade at H’ford Christmas Fair
On Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hemmingford Recreation Center (550 Goyette), there will be scores of handmade creations and more from local vendors, as well as refreshments, a raffle table, and a 50/50. Lanna DM Photos will be present to take your holiday pictures, and Santa will be there from 1 to 3 p.m. if photos with that jolly fellow are on your list. All proceeds will be donated to local sport activities in the community.

Out-of-town, but from Rockburn
A fantastic 15-inch “primitive hanging apple drier, circa 1830,” with 18 wire arms fixed on a diamond-patterned wooden spindle and each having its own small wooden cylinder midway, was spotted at a high-end Ottawa auction house last week where it sold for $850. The item was originally part of the estate of Leslie Rennie of Brooklet (Rockburn).

Illustration of an antique apple dryer
ILLUSTRATION E. Taylor

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