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This and That in Town November 29, 2023

Music for the season

Brysonville Schoolhouse hosts its Christmas Concert on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgetown church in Howick (920 Route 138).

Artisan Christmas Fair

33 tables of handmade creations and local products await you at the Hemmingford rec centre (550 Goyette) on Saturday, December 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be a light lunch available, prizes, and a 50/50. All proceeds will be donated to local sports activities.

“Christmas Tree Wonderland”

Carolyn Cameron invites you to an open house of evergreen splendour at 713 Fairview Road, Hinchinbrooke, on December 2, 3, 9, and 10 from 1 to 4 p.m. Donations for Melissa’s Sunshine Camp will be accepted.

Christmas Farmer’s Market

The Ormstown rec centre (87 Roy Street) hosts the Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market Christmas event on December 3 from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Get on the bus!

Huntingdon’s ADDS presents the “Get on Board, It’s Free” event to encourage community members to get familiar with the local shuttle-bus service. An overview of the service will be given on December 5, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the ADDS office (163 Chateauguay Street).

Communi-T Night

There will be a Communi-T Night on Thursday, December 7 with the theme “A Christmas without worries” from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Ormstown Recreation Centre (87 Roy Street). Guests will find low-cost decoration ideas, handmade gifts, activities to do at home with the children, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for La Bouffe Additionnelle. Kids, Santa will be there, so bring your letters!

La Guignolée

The 20th edition of the Suroît media food drive is on until December 31, and we are counting on the community to help combat food insecurity in our region. The Grande Guignolée will take place on Thursday, December 7, so be on the lookout for some colourful characters who will be seeking donations at intersections across the region. A collection will happen at the main intersection in Huntingdon, so have some cash on hand!

Christmas dinner for seniors

The Saint-Anicet Optimist Club welcomes seniors for a Christmas dinner on December 8 from 11 a.m. at the Saint-Anicet community centre (1560 Rue St-Anicet). Reservations necessary (call Brigitte Leduc, 450-567-7401). $15 for members aged 70 and over, $20 for non-members aged 70 and over, $20 for accompanying persons.

Ciné Cinéma: The Polar Express

Ciné Cinéma, Huntingdon’s film club, will be presenting The Polar Express at The Little Green Library on Saturday, December 9 at 2 p.m. in French, and on Sunday, December 10 at 2 p.m. in English. Please note that the library’s circulation desk will close at 2 p.m. on December 9.

The Village Church Christmas dinner

There will be a free Christmas dinner with “the works” on December 9 at 5 p.m. at the Village Church in Ormstown (52 Lambton Street). Everyone is welcome to enjoy some good food and friendship. Eat in or take out; please use the side entrance.

A gift from Santa

The Huntingdon Optimist Club will hold its annual Christmas gift-giving event with Santa Claus on December 9 at the Huntingdon Legion. There is no need to register for the event, and all children aged 12 and under will receive a gift. The event will start at 10 a.m. Those interested in contributing a monetary donation or gifts for children may bring these to the C.J. Kyle dealership in Huntingdon.

Songs for Ukraine

There will be a Christmas concert on December 10 featuring soprano Maryna Krejcrova, with the proceeds shared between the Ukrainian relief effort and Ormstown’s St. James Anglican church. The concert will be held at the church (19 Church Street) and will begin at 2:30 p.m. The suggested donation is $25; those wishing to attend should reserve their seats as there is a limited number available. To reserve, please call Cindy at 514-222-9433.

Franklin kids’ Christmas

The municipality of Franklin is organizing a “Christmas morning” event for children on December 10, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the recreation centre (2555 Rue du Parc). There will be activities, brunch, crafts, and a visit from Santa!

Dwight Baird raffle

The drawing for the Dwight Baird painting, kindly donated to the Little Green Library by the artist, will take place on December 14. This is your last chance to get raffle tickets, which are available at the library (4 Lorne Street, Huntingdon).

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