Rachel Garber


Works by Louis-Pierre Bougie, artist-printmaker, are on exhibit right now at the little art gallery at the Maison de la Culture John Henry Pope. Bougie’s long career included work and study in France, Portugal, Poland, Ireland, Finland and New York. His website quotes both William Henry Blake and François-Xavier Marange, poets of vision beyond the ordinary. Now we can have a taste of his genius. Be prepared for a large spirit filling our little gallery, like seeing «a World in a Grain of Sand» (Blake).
The John Henry Pope Cultural Centre is open Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s located at the main intersection of Cookshire, 25 Principale East, the former rectory of St. Peter’s Anglican Church. The Bougie exhibit continues until December 10.


The Gigantic Garage Sale is in full swing at the Trinity United Church, 190 Principale St., Cookshire. It continues on Saturday, October 7, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and then winds up with a Bag Sale on Sunday, October 8, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at which you can fill a big bag with items of your choice for $5.


The Colour Café in Cookshire kicks off Wednesday, October 11. This fun, informal group for English-speaking adults offers a spot of socializing, relaxing, and colouring each month this winter. No special talent is required. Colouring within the lines is optional! Participants can bring their own books and crayons, but some supplies will also be provided. A few fun crafts, will supplies and instructions, will also be offered.
The Colour Café is a free activity that is open to all. No registration is needed. Just drop in. Snacks will be provided, but participants are also welcome to bring their own beverages. This year the Café will be at the Maison de la Culture John Henry Pope (formerly the Rectory of St. Peter’s Anglican Church), located at 25 Principale E. in Cookshire. This beautiful old home, now a cultural centre and art gallery, may just inspire your colouring and get your creative juices flowing.

The Café is from 6 to 8 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month: October 11, November 8, December 13, January 10, February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9 and June 13. It is hosted by Townshippers’ Association, La Relève du Haut-Saint-François, the Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre, and the Centre d’Action bénévole (CAB) du Haut-Saint-François. Info: Michelle Lepitre, 819-566-5717,


The next 500 Card Party at the Bulwer Community Center is on Thursday, October 12, at 1:30 p.m. A fee of $6 each includes lunch and the distribution of prizes. The Center is at 254 Jordan Hill Road, Bulwer. Watch the next column for details of Military Whist possibly on October 26.


The Eaton Corner Museum is hosting the Eastern Townships Heritage Fair on Friday, October 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. The event brings together historical societies and museums from across the region, and will offer information about the activities and services of the various participating groups. Also a «DREAM» conference and panel discussion entitled «Anatomy of a Fundraiser» will feature Heather Darch, curator of the Missisquoi Museum. The Heritage Fair is free and open to the public, and will take place at the Museum’s Foss House, 372 Route 253/210, Eaton Corner. It is organized by the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) and Townshippers’ Association. Info: Dwane Wilkin, QAHN projects director, 819-564-9595.


How to become a Hero, in 30 minutes flat! Certified CPR instructor, Justin Dewey will provide the “Hero in 30©” training program where participants will learn the basics (CPR without ventilation) to save a life. By performing the simple and risk-free CPR technique taught in the Hero in 30© program, you can help save the life of a loved one or a stranger and become a hero for life.
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is an emergency procedure of compressing the chest of someone who is in cardiac arrest. The aim is manually preserve brain function until further measures are taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing.

«Hero in 30» is a Health Link program on Wednesday, October 18. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation is from 1 to 2 p.m. It’s at the Armoury Community Centre, 563 Main Street, Bury. To help cover the cost of lunch, a $5 donation is asked. To reserve your space for lunch, contact Kim Fessenden: 819-872-3771, ext. 2 or
Plan ahead for the next Health Link presentation on November 22, featuring a presentation by ethnobotanist and accredited herbalist Jessica Marais. She will speak about natural ways to stay healthy over the winter.


Ann Rothfels and Shirley Nortcliffe, both from the Cookshire-Eaton area, are among the accomplished storytellers in Townships Tellers, who will be telling stories about transformation on a magic evening that is open to the public. The Tellers, a group of storytellers shepherded by Rothfels, meet monthly to polish their prose. The event is on Thursday, October 19, at 7 p.m. at the Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre, 9 Speid St. in Lennoxville. Refreshments will be served and all donations received will be in support of Uplands.


Baptist. In Sawyerville, the Sunday worship service is at 9 a.m. in French, and 11 a.m. in English. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. in English and French. Info: 819-239-8818.
Anglican. Sunday services are in Bury at 9:30 a.m. and in Cookshire at 11 a.m. Info: 819-887-6802.
United. On October 8, Thanksgiving Sunday, services are in Cookshire at 9:15 a.m., Sawyerville at 11 a.m., and Bishopton at 2:30 p.m., with Communion at each service led by Rev. Tami Spires. Worship on October 15 in Cookshire at 9:30 a.m., and Sawyerville at 11 a.m. Info: 819-889-2838 (listen to message).

Do you have news to share? Call 819-300-2374 or email by October 9 for publication October 18 and by October 23 for November 1.

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