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JULY IS HOT

Rachel Garber

Now to August 5: HOME PLACE
The Chez Nous – Home Place Art Exhibit at the Eaton Corner Museum (Foss House), 374 Route 253, with artists Linda Hoy, Stuart Main and Denis Palmer. Open Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $8/adult, $6/senior, $4/youth, or $20/family. Info: 819-875-5256 or www.eatoncorner.ca.

Now to September 2: IN PERPETUAL METAMORPHOSIS
That’s the title of an art exhibit at the Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery. The life-size figure drawings of Marie Cuerrier-Hébert grip the heart and mind. The art gallery and the tourist centre at the John-Henry-Pope Cultural Centre, 25 Principale West, Cookshire, are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: 819-578-4383, www.GaleriedArtCookshireEaton.com.

July 7: SAWYERVILLE MARKET OPENS (see article)

July 9: VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
A regional Vacation Bible School is planned for Monday to Friday, July 9 to 13, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cookshire Fairgrounds, 580 Route 108. Early registration is appreciated: $5/child or $10/family. Info: Roberta Sylvester, 819-889-2608, or Susan Sylvester, 819-889-2743.

July 11: ORFORD CONCERT
A free concert in the 2018 “Orford sur la Route” series is coming to the Trinity United Church, 190 Principale West in Cookshire on Wednesday, July 11, at 8 p.m. Donations welcome.

July 13: GARDEN CHARITY DINNER
A fundraising activity at the Sawyerville Community Garden, 70 Randboro Road, will feature local musicians, pizza and more. Friday, July 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. Entrance: $20 (includes pizza or wrap; beverage).
July 13-15: SENTIER ARTISTIQUE (see article)

July 15: ROUTE DES ÉGLISES
The Bury Historical and Heritage Society’s annual Route des églises has expanded this year to beyond Bury. In the various sites, the tour features exhibits, lectures, light lunches, an antique car show, story telling and more.
For example, at the St. John’s Anglican Church in Brookbury, at 2 p.m. Jack Garneau will talk about the history of Bury, and from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, a photo exhibit by Alain Coulombe will feature the churches of the Haut-Saint-François and beyond. A video presentation of the 1992 ecumenical service celebrating St. John’s 150th and Canada’s 175th anniversaries will also be offered.

Participating are 13 churches: the Centre culturel uni de Bury, St. Paul’s Anglican (Bury), St. John’s Anglican (Brookbury), Christchurch (Canterbury), St Peter’s Anglican (Cookshire), Grace United (Brookbury), St-Raphael (Bury), St-Camille (Cookshire), St. Paul’s Presbyterian (Scotstown), Église catholique St-Paul (Scotstown), Trinity United (Cookshire), United Church Manse (Sawyerville), East Clifton United (St-Isidore-de-Clifton).

Activities are Sunday, July 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., including an interfaith service and a méchoui with music (see below). Pick up your brochure and map at the IGA, the John-Henry-Pope Cultural Centre, churches, depanneurs, and other locations around the region.

July 15: MÉCHOUI & MUSIC
At 5 to 7 p.m. will be music and a méchoui at the Bury Armoury, 563 Main. Tickets are $20/adult and $12/ages 10 to 18, available until July 10 at 819-872-3608 or 819-578-4627.

July 15: CLASSICAL MUSIC PICNIC
Robin Doyon and Stéphane Beaulac on trumpet, Christian Beaucher on French horn, Martin Ringuette on trombone, and Jean-Philippe Dutil on tuba. They’re the brass quintet that will be playing outside the John-Henry-Pope Cultural Centre, 25 Principal West, Cookshire, on Sunday, July 15, at 11:30 a.m. Bring your picnic and chairs; desserts and beverages can be purchased there. Free-will donation.

July 22: HYMN SING
The annual Old Time Hymn Sing at the Eaton Corner Museum is on Sunday, July 22, at 2 p.m. The audience will sing pre-chosen hymns as well as their own requests, accompanied by Sharon Moore on the Museum’s harmonium. Light refreshments. Voluntary donations. All are welcome in the old Congregational church at the Museum, 374 Route 253 in Eaton Corner. Info: 819-875-5256 or www.eatoncorner.ca.

July 27: COOKSHIRE IN BLOOM
Friday, July 27, is the deadline to enter the Houses and Balconies in Bloom competition of the Coeur Villageois of Cookshire-Eaton. More than $1,300-worth of prizes are up for the winning. The theme is “Marry the Beauty of Nature and Antiques,” highlighting the cultural heritage of our region. To enter, send one or two photos of your design to the Cookshire-Eaton Town Hall. Info: 819-560-8585 x 2311.

August 12: OLD FASHIONED DAY
See demonstrations and displays of heritage crafts and skills at the Old Fashioned Day at the Eaton Corner Museum on Sunday, August 12, from 1 to 5 p.m. Visitors will enjoy complimentary tea and scones, old time music, have a horse and wagon ride, and more. Info: 819-875-5256 or www.eatoncorner.ca.

CHURCH SERVICES
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. At 10:30 a.m. are these services: July 8 at the St. John’s Church in Brookbury; July 15 at the St. Paul’s Church in Bury; July 22 at the St. Peter’s Church in Cookshire. On July 29 at 2 p.m. is the annual Cemetery Flower Service at the St. John’s Church in Brookbury (bring a lawn chair), and on August 5 at 10:30 a.m. the service is at St. John’s Church in Brookbury. Info: 819-887-6802.
United. On July 8 the Sunday service is at the Bishopton United Church; on July 15, at the Trinity United Church in Cookshire, with the Regional Vacation Bible School. On July 22, the service is at the East Clifton United Church; on July 29, at the Trinity United Church in Cookshire (baptism). On August 5 the service is at the Grace United Church in Brookbury, with a potluck lunch at the Brookbury Community Centre. All services are at 10:30 a.m. Info: 819-889-2838 (listen to message).
Interfaith. On July 15 at 4 p.m., at the St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 588 Main St., Bury, is an interfaith/ecumenical service, in conjunction with the Route des églises organized by the Bury Historical and Heritage Society.
Do you have news to share? Call 819-300-2374 or email ra.writes@gmail.com by July 16 for publication August 8 and by August 13 for August 22.

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