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This and That in Town October 18, 2023

Ciné Cinéma

Huntingdon’s Ciné Cinéma will be presenting a free screening of the social drama Richelieu at Huntingdon’s Little Green Library. The film about the difficulties of migrant workers in Quebec will be shown in its original French on Friday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, October 22 at 2 p.m. Find more info at or on Ciné Cinéma’s Facebook page.

Marché Hemmingford Market

Another market takes place at the Hemmingford rec centre (550 Goyette Avenue), on Saturday, October 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an array of artisans, farmers, cider, baked goods, and maple products. Tables available; contact

Communi-T Night

Communi-T Nights return on October 25 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Saint-Chrysostome community centre (400 Rang Saint-Antoine). Gather for a free meal, crafts, and youngsters can wear their Halloween costumes. The evening’s theme will be “Transform your life, join the movement!” in line with the National Week of Autonomous Community Action (October 16 to 23) which recognizes the impact a simple action can have on a person’s life, personal transformation, and collective commitment.

Monsters to Mash in Ormstown

There will be a Halloween party with a costume dance on October 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the rec centre (87 Roy Street). The Ormstown Scouts will have a canteen and a “haunted house.” Admission is free; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Spooky basement

Brysonville Schoolhouse is hosting a Halloween party on October 28 at the Georgetown church hall (920 Route 138; in the basement) with a costume parade, and prizes, and fun and games for all ages!

A major haunting

… is coming to the Hemmingford recreation centre with a Halloween party on October 28 that starts at 6 p.m. with children’s face painting and games. There will be costume contests (for ages 0-5, 6-11, 12-17, and 18+) from 7 until 8 p.m. and then the dance begins. Carole’s Cantine will be open and alcoholic beverages will be available for those 18+. Free admission.


This fave craft fair is back and will take place on October 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heritage Elementary in Huntingdon. See Sarah’s article in this edition!

Pumpkin invasion

Five giant pumpkins will invade the village of Saint-Anicet on October 31, and inside each one delights await… visit them all for maximum treat return! The hunt happens from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Halloween at the Parc du Cercle des Loisirs (2315 Montée de Cazaville) and the Parc Intergénérationnel (1560 Rue St-Anicet).

CVR Educational Foundation AGM

The annual general meeting of the CVR Educational Foundation will be held on Wednesday, November 1 at 9:45 a.m. at Chateauguay Valley Regional High School. If you would like to attend, please register by sending a message to or by calling 438-862-9588.

Square dance

Brysonville Schoolhouse is hosting a square dance at MacDougall Hall in Ormstown (19 Lambton) on November 3 at 7:30 p.m. Free admission, donations accepted, and everybody’s welcome!

Annual favourite

The Barrie Women’s Auxiliary Christmas bazaar is coming on November 4… See ad this page.

‘Flu vaccination clinics

There is a ‘flu vaccine clinic at the Huntingdon Legion on November 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and November 8 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Spaghetti Popote

The Popote Mobile (Huntingdon Meals on Wheels) is having a spaghetti fundraiser on November 16. It runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brasserie du Village (45 Chateauguay, Huntingdon) and includes an eat-in or take-out meal for $15.

Howick seniors

Play cards or board games in Howick on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Municipalité de la Paroisse de Très Saint-Sacrement (1180 Route 203). For info, contact Winnifred Sherry at 450-825-2322.

Coffee, muffins, and friendship

Every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon, Ormstown’s Village Church (52 Lambton) offers free coffee, muffins, and friendship to folks of all ages. All are welcome.

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