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This & That in Town July 12, 2023

Ice Cream Sundae Social

Ice cream, cake, toppings, and drinks abound at the Huntingdon United church on Thursday, July 13, from 5 to 9 p.m. Adults can spoon up a treat for $10; youngsters 5 to 12, $5; and under 5 are free. Takeout is available.

The Hemmingford Market

Go marketing at the recreation centre (550 Goyette Avenue) this Saturday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Artisans, farmers, cider, baked goods, maple products will be there. Tables available; contact

History buffs, act fast!

There are still some free Chateauguay Valley Historical Society Journals available to members until July 15 (years available: 1976; 1983, 1984; 1986 to1989; 1990 to1999; 2001 to 2006; 2008 to 2012; 2017). Interested? Email now!

Flowers Fit for Royalty

See beautiful blooms at the 38th Valley Flower Show on Saturday, July 22, at the Ormstown rec center from 1 to 4 p.m. Lots of displays and activities. Cost is $7 for adults and $2 for children 10 years and under. For more information, or to exhibit, please contact

The Corn Fest is coming!

The Club Optimiste de Saint-Anicet Festival de Mais is at the end of this month (July 28-30), and it’s celebrating 40 years in style with three days of activities, food trucks, music, and more! Check out the ad in this edition for details.

Historic Russeltown Church

The annual Russeltown Church celebration will be held on Sunday, July 30 at 2:30 p.m. All are invited to come by to see inside this 1826 building, located on Route 203 in Russeltown Flats. More info can be found at

Saint-Louis Family Festival

This popular event is happening in Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague on Saturday, August 5, starting at 11 a.m. at Parc-ecole Omer-Seguin. Family activities, a Mechoui dinner, and music with Josh Adams and Lendemain de Veille; details on the municipality’s Facebook page.

Antique vehicle show

Take in the first edition of the Festival de Voitures Anciennes in Sainte-Clothilde-de-Chateauguay (Rue Ste-Marie) on August 5, starting at 9 a.m. Vintage cars, modified and muscle cars, hot rods – you name it, sounds like it will be there. Free admittance; shows, food and drink, prizes. For info, call 514-233-1742.

Volunteers needed at the Huntingdon CHSLD

The Huntingdon residential and long-term care centre (CHSLD) is looking for both English- and French-speaking volunteers to help residents with routine or leisure activities. Adapted schedules are available for those available to volunteer during the day, evening or during weekends. For more information and to volunteer, contact or call 450 829-2321, ext. 2044.

Try flint knapping…

Discover flint knapping with Mathis Arthur during your visit to the Site Droulers (Centre d’Interprétation du Site Archéologique Droulers/Tsiionhiakwatha, 1800 Chemin Leahy, Saint-Anicet); demos happening every Saturday and Sunday in August, starting August 5.

…And dig with an archeologist

On Saturday, August 5, at 11 a.m. (and the three following Saturdays), the public can come and dig on one of the most important Iroquoian archaeological sites in North-East America. Reservations required; details and info on the Site Droulers Facebook page.

Camp Courageous VBS

During the week of August 7, 1 to 4 p.m. there will be camp for kids aged 4 to 12, featuring Bible stories, snacks, games, and crafts. For information, call Johanne (514-886-9156) or Dianne (450-826-0230).

Franklin memorial service

The annual memorial service at Christ Church cemetery in Franklin Centre (Route 202) is on Sunday, August 6, at 2 p.m.


Save the dates: August 12 and 13, for a “throwback to Old Home Week and the Apple Festival.” Based at the Hemmingford rec centre, there will be a Cribbage tournament, antique vehicle parade, and more… check out the Hemmingfest Facebook page for details and updates.

Summer book club

The Little Green Library invites young bookworms to sign up for its summer DIY Book Club workshops for animated readings, colourful crafts, and more! Activities take place at the library for preschoolers (0-5) on Saturdays at 10 a.m., and on Mondays at 6:30 to 7:30 p.m for slightly bigger readers (6-12). The full book list and details are on Facebook.

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