The Townships Trail is launching the English version of the mystery drama created in French in 2019. “For several weeks now, something has been amiss on the Townships Trail. Objects have been disappearing or turning up in unexpected places,” reads the synopsis. “Ghost hunter Glenn Stevens has been tapped to investigate. Thanks to his paranormal detection doohickeys, he discovers…”
Ghosts & Other Doohickeys is on tour across the region along the Townships Trail, and stops at the Parc des Braves, 125 Principale West, Cookshire, on Sunday, July 24, at 4 p.m. The performance is outdoors, but if it rains, actors and audience will move into the adjacent Victoria Hall. Attendance is free of charge. Bring your own chair.
The three actors are directed by Mary Harvey; the play was written by William S. Messier.
Look for Murmurs of the Township, or Les Murmures du Canton on the murs (walls) of three historic buildings, Victoria Hall, Cookshire Elementary School, and St. Peter’s Church, starting Thursday, June 23, at nightfall. The wordless multimedia light and video projections continue all summer on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at the Parc des Braves in downtown Cookshire.
Each show is about 30 minutes long, with two showings every evening. On average, about 15 images per second scroll across the walls, showing some 50,000 drawings. Three videos are projected simultaneously.
The show is about the history of the Eaton Township, but is also reminiscent of the Eastern Townships in general: original Abenaki residents, American soldiers, American and British settlers, and flora and fauna.
Les Murmures du Canton was launched last summer, a collaborative effort by the Productions de l’Inconnu dans le noir, the Maison de la culture John-Henry-Pope, the Town of Cookshire-Eaton, Tourism Eastern Townships, and the Quebec Ministry of Tourism.
At 11 a.m., the Eaton Corner Museum will open to the public, and stay open until 4 p.m. This happens June 25 and 26, and then every Thursday to Sunday during July and August. Find out about membership; it includes the Museum’s entrance fee. Where? At 374 Route 253, in Eaton Corner. Info: 819-875-5256 or
On June 25 at 8 p.m., at the Canterbury Center, musicians Christian Nolet, Kevvin Hinse, and P.O. Boudreault will perform traditional Quebec music on guitar, mandolin, violin, Irish bouzouki and voice. To be among the audience of 50 persons, reserve your $15 seat by phoning Gilles Gaulin at 819-872-3273, or Ed Pedersen at 819-872-3400. Masks are suggested. Proceeds will help support the restoration of the Center’s small windows. Where? At 1095 Route 214, Canterbury.
Afternoon concerts in the Parc aux Braves in Cookshire, Concerts Apéro, are back again, organized by the Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery. On Sunday, June 26, at 5 p.m., two guitarists will play Jean-François Desrosby and Tommy Dupuis in a concert entitled Place à la relève : le maître et l’élève (Make Way for the Next Generation: the Master and the Student). In case of rain, the concert will move to the St-Camille Catholic Church, 170 Principale East.
We can look forward to a July 17th concert by the Quintette DeVito, with Robin Doyon and Stéphane Beaulac playing trumpet, Gabriel Gauthier Beaudoin on horn, Martin Ringuette on trombone, and Jean-Philippe Dutil playing tuba.
And then on August 14 is planned Ragtime et compagnie with Catherine Meunier, percussionist, and Steve Normandin, accordionist.
At the Canada Day parade in Bury on Saturday, July 2, the Bury Historical & Heritage Society will be serving strawberry shortcake. Homemade shortcake, fresh strawberries, $8 a plate, between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. in the Armoury. Yours truly will be near the Armoury entrance, at a sunny yellow table showing off the new July-August issue of the Townships Sun magazine, and our new Young Voices project.
The tourist information bureau at the Maison de la Culture John-Henry-Pope is now open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where? At 25 Principale West, Cookshire.
Iridescent Thought, or Pensée irisée, the Raven Collective’s exhibition is still on, showing the work of Ann Bilodeau, Yong Sook Kim-Lambert, Laurence Bacon, and Norman Gladu. As of June 25, the gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where? At the Cookshire-Eaton Art Gallery in Victoria Hall, 125 Principale West, Cookshire.
To donate good quality items to the Canterbury Center fund-raising campaign, please call Tony De Melo at 819-872-3400 (leave a message) before July 15. Pick-up of items can be provided. All proceeds go to help restore the former Christchurch Canterbury, now Canterbury Center. The items will be on sale at the Canterbury Flea Market, July 30-31. Re-use, Re-cycle, Reduce!
Townshippers’ Association has a new president, Donald Warnholtz of Sherbrooke. Warnholtz is also Director General of the Dixville Foundation, and has had a 36-year career as clinical program manager in health and social services. Gerry Cutting has stepped down after 12 years as president of Townshippers’ Association. Townshippers’ has been around since 1979. Info:
Baptist. Regular in-persons services are in French at 9 a.m., in English at 11 a.m., respecting Covid protocols, including masks and hand sanitizing. For information, please contact Pastor Michel Houle at 819-239-8818.
Anglican. An in-person Sunday service is July 3, at 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church in Cookshire. Also, Bishop Bruce Myers offers Home Prayers at 4 p.m. on Sundays via Facebook, and at (Worship Videos). Info: 819-887-6802, or
United. In-person Sunday services are June 26, July 3, and July 10 at Trinity United in Cookshire at 9:30 a.m., and at Sawyerville United at 11 a.m. In case of any changes, please check the United Eaton Valley Pastoral Charge answering machine after Friday at 819-889-2838.
Do you have news to share? Call 819-640-1340 or email by June 27 for publication July 6, and by July 11 for August 3.

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