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This and That in Town October 19, 2022

Get your flu shot
On November 1, 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.

Saint-Chrysostome CommuniT Night
CommuniT Nights are back! On Wednesday, October 19, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the community hall in Saint-Chrysostome (400 Rang St-Antoine), there will be a free spaghetti supper, and children will be able to enjoy inflatable games and special activities. The theme of the evening will be “Discover Your Passion!”

Encouraging the pollinators
There will be a presentation by Kathryn McCully and Lesle-Ann Hines on Native Plants, Pollinators, and Your Garden, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. James Anglican Church, 19 Church Street, Ormstown. Free, but donations welcome.

Dance your way to fitness
… with Zumba by Lexie! Classes run Mondays at 4 p.m. and Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Zumba Strong is on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. All classes are at Heritage Elementary, 21 King Street in Huntingdon. Cost is $10 for drop-in or $40 for the session.

Heritage Live in Hemmingford
Don’t miss the Heritage Live event at the Hemmingford Archives, on Saturday, October 22 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. (517 Champlain Street, Hemmingford). There will be kiosks, tours, music, and live presentations.

“Meet me in Saint-Louis…”
Saint-Louis de Gonzague is holding an autumn festival on Saturday, October 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Parc du Bosquet (behind the church). There will be circus activities, entertainers, and a “BBQ des papas” to benefit École Omer-Seguin. Watch out, dads!

Between the Borders & Rivers
This art exhibition and sale by Valley artists is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m on October 22, at the Anglican Church Hall, 531 Champlain Street, Hemmingford. Check out the Facebook event page for a preview.

Spooky puzzle trail
Explore Saint-Stanislas-de-Kostka village from October 24 to 31 and wear your best Halloween costume – maybe you’ll win a prize! Details will be posted on the municipality’s Facebook page on October 23.

CVR Educational 
Foundation AGM
The CVR Educational Foundation will be holding its annual general meeting on October 24 at 9:45 a.m. at Chateauguay Valley Regional High School (1597 Route 138A, Ormstown). To confirm your attendance, email cvredfoundation@gmail.com, or call 438-862-9588.

Many monsters a-mashing
The Cazaville Loisirs are having a Halloween Dance for 11-15-year-olds on Friday, October 28 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the CLC Hall (2314 Montee Cazaville). There will be games and activities, a DJ, and, of course, candy. Free, but you must sign up at cercledesloisirscazaville@gmail.com.

‘Mapping the ground we stand on’
This free educational workshop is offered by St. James Anglican Church and the Village Church of the Nazarene to explore history and understanding. The event will take place on October 29 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Village Church basement (52 Lambton, Ormstown). To participate, contact Barbara Whyte at 514-718-3803 or b.hedley.smith@gmail.com.

H’ford Legion chicken BBQ dinner
The Hemmingford Legion will be serving another delicious chicken dinner on Saturday, October 29. To reserve yours (reservations only), call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, October 28. The meal consists of a large half-chicken, baked potato, gravy, coleslaw, dinner roll and dessert for a $20 donation. Pickup will be from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall (486 Champlain Street). Take your meal out, or eat in the hall; all are welcome.

Howick Seniors
The Howick Seniors invite anyone who likes to play cards or board games to come to the Tres-Saint-Sacrement Town Hall at 1180 Route 203 on Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. For more info, contact Winnifred Sherry at cameronsherry4@gmail.com or 450-825-2322.

Halloween on Edouard Street
On October 31, for the third year, thousands of kids will trick-or-treat on Edouard Street between Chemin Larocque and Jeanne Mance in Valleyfield. Every house is participating with decorations and animatronic installations, light shows, lasers, and sound effects, from 3 to 11 p.m. Scary stuff!

Halloween on the La Tour Trail
Les Amis de la Reserve Nationale de Faune du Lac St-Francois (7600 Pointe-Fraser Road, Dundee) will provide a “Frightening Rally,” hot chocolate, photobooth, and sweet treats, on October 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For info, call 450-264-5908.

There is line dancing
… At the Huntingdon Legion (8 Fairview Road). Enjoy some side-stepping, hand-clapping fun with the Montana Country Dancers, every Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call Gaetan at 514-453-2955, email gfmontana48@gmail.com; the website is www.gmontana.com.

Dundee-Café
Every Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., you can stop by for a coffee and a visit in the Zion United Church at 1831 Montée Smallman. Everyone welcome!

Brunch with firemen
The Constable, N.Y. volunteer firemen are holding their fall brunch on Sunday, October 30 from 8 a.m. to noon, and the menu sure sounds delicious. Adults $10, kids $5… Canadian money at par!

Halloween in Ormstown
Don a disguise and get your spook on at the Halloween dance happening at the Ormstown Rec Centre (87 Roy Street) on Saturday, October 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. There will be music by DJ Fritz, prizes for costumes, a cantine, and tons of fun!

Dress up and go dancing
Add the Municipality of Franklin to the list of Halloween hosts: on Saturday, October 29 at 7 p.m., there will also be a costume contest, DJ, and goodies, all at the Saint-Antoine-Abbé rec centre (2555 Rue du Parc).

Spooktacular Safari; then, Enchantment
Parc Safari has something Halloweeny “lioned” up for October weekends: Witches, ghosts, pirates, and spiders… and a pumpkin hunt! Visitors are encouraged to wear costumes as they tour the park, engage in activities, and hunt those gourds to win treats. Clue sheets are at the information booth. Then, starting on November 5, an enchanting lighting display featuring giant themed animal structures will be all aglow on weekends from 12:30 to 9:30 p.m. (until March 15).

‘We’ve missed you, and just can’t wait to see you!’
… So says the Barrie Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar poster. This favourite event returns on November 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at CVR (1597 Route 138A, Ormstown). There will be refreshments, crafts, community groups, and more! Donations of baked goods, preserves, books, crafts, knitting, gently used articles, and plants are always welcome.

Ormstown Legion chicken dinner
After over two years of waiting, the chicken dinner is back and happening on October 21. Reserve yours at 450-829-2614.

For even more freaky fall fun
Don’t forget the LBA’s haunted house and giant corn maze at the Ormstown fairgrounds! Dates, times, and info at expoormstown.com.

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