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This & That in Town September 20, 2023

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The Little Green Library in Huntingdon (4 Lorne Street) has been spruced up with brand new shelving. Opening hours are Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Aaand they’re off!

Spectacular speedy trotters and pacers return to the Ormstown fairgrounds on Sept 23 for an afternoon of excitement – the type only horse racing (and pari-mutuel) can bring. $5 admission; races run from 12:45 to 4:15 p.m.

Trot or amble over to the HSL Seniors’ Fair

If only one could harness up a snazzy Standardbred and arrive here in style! ‘Tis but a dream… But this event, called “Moving Forward,” is definitely happening on September 23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at C.V.R. See the ad on page 3 and article on page 20.

Journées de la Culture offerings

On Friday, September 29, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., the MRC’s annual collective art exhibition takes place at the Alfred-Langevin Cultural Hall. The exhibition features various works by local artists. The MRC photo exhibition-and competition will also take place at the Hall and will run until October 29 on weekends or by appointment; call 450-264-5411 ext. 238. On Saturday, September 30, the giant mandala family activity will return to the corner of Lambton and Church Streets in Ormstown from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Legion chicken dinner

On Saturday, September 30, the Hemmingford Legion will be serving another delicious BBQ chicken dinner. Call Lise Brown at 514-705-2192 by Friday, September 29, to reserve your large half-chicken, baked potato, gravy, coleslaw, roll, and dessert – all for a $20 donation. Pick-up between 5 and 6 p.m. at the Legion Hall, 486 Champlain Avenue.

ART Hemmingford tour

Absorb an aggregation of art in Hemmingford on September 30 and October 1. Venues include the community centre, the Old Convent, Petch Orchards, and various ateliers, with music and more at the Forrest Figsby Hall.

Step right up for the LBA Fall Festival

Why? Because the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth Weigh-Off will put on a stupendous showing of vegetal mass; a “dedicated myth-buster in the food industry,” Michelle Miller, will speak; the fairest of dairy cows will parade at the H.O.B. Fall Showcase; the House of Horrors will scare you silly; the 10-acre corn maze will amaze and befuddle you; the Huntingdon Farmers’ Market and numerous vendors will nourish you; hot-air balloons will elevate you; face painting will bring variety to the visage; a magic show will impress and bewilder you… and more. All the food and drink and fun will make you nigh explode with autumnal joy! See the ad on this page for specifics.

So, you think you can win the Amazing Race, eh?

The LBA Fall Festival invites you to try on Saturday, September 30 at 11 a.m. Teams of four will race around Ormstown in a Valley version of the contest, completing challenges and fighting to be the first team back. Cool prizes and accolades await; check out the LBA Facebook page for info and to register.

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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