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This and That in Town September 7, 2022

Farmers’ Market in Howick
The Huntingdon County Farmers’ Market will be in Howick on Friday, September 16, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Chaise Rouge (34 Lambton). Stock up on 100 per cent local food and products!

Girl Guides get going
Girl Guides for girls aged 5 to 17 starts back up in the Valley during the week of September 12. The Howick Guides will meet at the Pink School (back door) on Mondays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Jennifer Tolhurst. In Ormstown, Guides will gather at the Village Church on Tuesdays from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; to know more, please contact Renee Sabetta-Cavers. In Huntingdon, meetings are at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Thursdays, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., and the contact person is Heather Harper. Lots of fun activities are in the works!

Hot to trot (and pace)!
Come to the Ormstown Fairgrounds for horse racing on Saturday, September 10, at 12:30 p.m. Get the excitement going with a full programme of standardbred racing, put on by the Circuit Régional des Courses de Chevaux du Québec.

It’s almost here
Don’t forget the Havelock Fair, happening over two days this year: from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on September 10 and 11. $10 admission, kids under 12 free. There are many wonderful things to see and do at this old-fashioned favourite.

Hotspot for handmade
Also happening the weekend of September 10-11 is another great favourite: the Roxham Woolgathering, now at Pinehill. It offers artisanal crafts and contemporary art on the grounds of the century-old farm (324 Route 202, Hemmingford). Open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days; admission is free.

Motown took a walk with the blues…
“…And had a soul child named Phoenix Mendoza,” says this musician’s Facebook page. Come and enjoy an intimate acoustic performance of seventies-style country-rock on Saturday, September 10 at the Chateaugay (NY) Town Hall Theatre, 191 East Main Street. Tickets are priced at $25(USD) in advance or $30(USD) at the door. Info at 518-903-1980. Presented by the Foothills Art Society (

Family Day in Ormstown
The Ormstown Loisirs will hold a family festival on Saturday, September 17 in Lindsay Cullen Park. There will be canteens, children’s games, local vendors, live music with Denis Miron, a corn roast, and more! In case of rain, the event will take place the next day, Sunday, September 18.

Quilts on display
The O-Ho Quilters are holding their fabulous quilt show on September 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ormstown Curling Club. There will also be a tearoom, vendors, and a quilt draw.

Call to women of agriculture
The Agricultrices du Quebec organization is inviting all English-speaking women in Quebec agriculture to participate in a new project: professional co-development groups in English, which are planned for the autumn/winter season of 2022-23. The project, which will allow women in agriculture to share common problems and discuss solutions, is funded by Agriculture and Agri-food Canada. For information contact the project officer, Maria Alkayed, at 514-431-3756.

Golf tournament
The Saint-Anicet Optimist Club is holding its golf tournament at the Saint-Anicet Golf Club on September 24, starting at 11:30. More information is available at

Yoga for I am Heshima
Yoga amongst the apple trees is happening on September 17 (10-11 a.m.) at Blair Orchards in Franklin and the following day, September 18, at Petch Orchards in Hemmingford. The cost is a $20 donation on the day (cash, cheque, e-transfer, or PayPal) or donate in advance at More information on both events is on the I am Heshima Facebook page.

Ormstown Legion celebration
Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Ormstown Legion Branch 196 on Saturday, September 24, starting at 10:30 a.m. Visitors are invited to meet with members and share stories from over the years. Thrill the kids with an up-close encounter with exotic animals care of Pat’s Pet Show, which will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grillades will also be available for sale on site.

A rare opportunity: Livestock expert and author to speak in Ormstown
The famous and extraordinary animal expert, Dr. Temple Grandin, will be giving a presentation at the Ormstown fairgrounds at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 30 – right before the LBA Fall Festival weekend – and tickets are on sale now. They are being sold online only at for $33.95 each, and space is limited. This internationally renowned speaker is one of THE authorities on animal welfare and training, and she also shares unique insights into autism as well as agriculture. Food and drink will be available during the evening. This is an event not to be missed!

Seek and you shall find
… All kinds of useful treasure at the Huntingdon United Church flea market, being held on September 16 from 2 to 6 p.m. and on September 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church.

Mmm… Muffins
Also at Huntingdon United: Muffin Mornings are back! Join in on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., for conversation and coffee, muffins, and some of the best scones to be found anywhere.

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