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This and That in Town October 4, 2023

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. Some just come to chat, while others might play a game of cribbage. There is an elevator if stairs are a concern; use the side door entrance. All are welcome.

Thanksgiving hours for area health services

The CISSSMO’s holiday closures for Thanksgiving Monday, October 9, are as follows: the Barrie Memorial Hospital in Ormstown, the Anna-Laberge hospital in Chateauguay, and the Suroit hospital in Valleyfield are closed, including for blood testing and imaging, but their emergency departments remain open. The Huntingdon CLSC reception and nursing services will be available from 8 a.m. to noon, except for blood tests and psychosocial services which are closed. The Saint-Chrysostome CLSC will be closed.

Talking about mental health

The CLSC is offering mental health workshops and discussions at three different locations this fall. The first one takes place on October 10 from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Carrefour emploi jeunesse in Huntingdon (2 E Henderson Street). The theme is “Regain my motivation” and it’s open to all; register for free at 450-829-2321 ext. 1338. The workshops will be offered in French and English according to registration.

Howick seniors

A new season is beginning on October 11 for those who wish to play cards or board games in Howick on Wednesdays. Play runs from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Municipalité de la Paroisse de Très Saint-Sacrement (1180 Route 203). For more info, contact Winnifred Sherry at 450-825-2322.

Emily Triggs plays the Coffee House

The Friday night Coffee House returns on October 13 at the Hemmingford Archives (517 Champlain Avenue). The featured artist this month is Emily Triggs. Pay what you can, there is plenty of free parking, and all are welcome. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the sign-up for the open mic begins then. Coffee, tea, and cookies happen at 7:45 p.m. and the main act begins at 8 p.m. Check out some great live music!

Start thinking about your costumes

For the second spooky year, there will be a Halloween party with a fabulous costume dance in Ormstown! The fun will happen on October 28 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the rec centre (87 Roy Street). The Ormstown Scouts will have a canteen and are also preparing a magnificent “haunted house.” Admission is free; all children must be accompanied by an adult.

Flu vaccination clinics

Mark your calendars for upcoming influenza vaccination clinics: Huntingdon Legion, November 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and November 8, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Ormstown recreation centre, November 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and November 21 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Saint-Chrysostome cultural centre, November 27 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Beauharnois community centre, November 22 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and November 23, 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Napierville community centre, November 28 from 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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