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This and That in Town September 6, 2023

BINGO!

There will be BINGO to benefit the Communic-Action Project on Thursday, September 7, at 7 p.m. at the Huntingdon Parish Hall (13 York Street).

Shingles vaccination clinics

The shingles vaccine will be offered to those aged 80 and more or immunocompromised adults at the Huntingdon CLSC (room 233) on the following dates: September 7 (1 to 7 p.m.); and October 12 (9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). You must book on Clic-Santé or call 877-644-4545.

Woolgathering

Hemmingford’s Pinehill Woolgathering is this weekend (September 9-10), offering crafts and art on the grounds of a century-old farm (324 Route 202, Hemmingford). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.

Call to creatives in Montérégie-Ouest

Artists, writers, and organizations in the territory have until November 2 to submit their projects to the Council for the Arts and Letters of Quebec (CALQ). Culture Montérégie will offer information sessions online: one for artists on Wednesday, September 13 at 7 p.m., and one for organizations on Thursday, September 14 at 1 p.m. Registration information can be found on the Culture Montérégie website (https://culturemonteregie.qc.ca).

Park opening

The Fondation du centre hospitalier du comte de Huntingdon invites all to the official opening of its new park on Thursday, September 14, at 4:30 p.m. The park is adjacent to the CHSLD (198 Chateauguay Street).

Terre-Ferme

The third edition of the Terre Ferme Festival in Godmanchester takes place on September 15-17.

HHW collection

A collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) for MRC residents will take place on Saturday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ormstown ecocentre (9 St. Paul Street). Only household products will be accepted. Further info can be found on the MRC website.

The best way to recycle

The Genie in a Bottle Project will be collecting on Saturday September 16 in Ormstown at the same time as the HHW collection. Please bring alcohol/wine bottles, soft drink/beer bottles or cans, plastic bread tags, plastic pill bottles, metal lids from alcohol bottles and beer caps, aluminum and tin cans such as for soup, tuna, cat food etc., and soft drink tabs.

New season for film club

Huntingdon’s Ciné Cinéma will be showing free movies once again at the Little Green Library, beginning with the film What’s Love Got to do With It (Shekhar Kapur, 2022) on September 22 at 7:30 p.m. in its original English, and on September 24 at 2 p.m. in French. More information about Ciné Cinéma and its exciting new season can be found online at www.pbv-lgl.org or on its new Facebook Page.

Town-wide treasure hunt!

The community of Hemmingford will be hosting town-wide garage sales over two days: September 16 and 17, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Call to capture

The MRC du Haut-Saint-Laurent photography exhibition and competition is back! All photographers are invited to send their best shots (theme: “Enchantment”) to the MRC by September 18. Show runs from from September 29 to October 29 at the Alfred-Langevin cultural hall in Huntingdon. For more info, visit mrchsl.com.

Another call to artists

The MRC also invites regional artists to submit work to the Salle Culterelle Alfred-Langevin on September 19 and 20 (9 a.m. to noon, 1 to and 4 p.m.) for a group show that will run from September 29 to October 29. The theme, as above, is “Enchantment.” More info on the MRC`s website.

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.

Dwight Baird donates to LGL draw

Following his recent retrospective exhibition at the Salle Culturelle Alfred Langevin, Huntingdon-born artist Dwight Baird donated one of his works to help raise funds for the Little Green Library. A draw for a lithograph print of his iconic painting featuring the Henderson Water Mill will take place on December 14. Tickets are on sale at the library for $5 each, or three tickets for $10.

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