HORSEMANSHIP CLINIC, 22nd
Paralympics gold medalist Lauren Barwick has come to our area to lead a four-day clinic called Bridging the Gap Horsemanship. The aim is to “help you and your horse achieve excellence in whatever your discipline or interest is.” Group sessions are in the morning; private or semi-private lessons in the afternoon.
The clinic is hosted by Kari Bowser’s Harmony Hills Equestrian Centre, 181 Johnston Road, Cookshire-Eaton. On Saturday, August 24, is an open house where guests can audit the day’s session, stay for a barbeque, and take part in an evening talk by Lauren on the theme, “That bump in the road is your friend.” Bowser and Barwick are both instructors in the Parelli method of Natural Horsemanship. INFO: firstname.lastname@example.org or 514-808-2050.
VALORIS CONSULTATION, 28th
The next Valoris consultation regarding the proposed expansion of the engineered landfill site will focus on economic aspects of the project, communications and community contributions. When? Wednesday, August 28, at 6:45 p.m. Where? In the Salle des commissaires of the École du Parchemin, 162 Saint-Jean East Ave., East Angus. In September will be a final public meeting and feedback. INFO, or to register: 819-560-8403 x 2916, email email@example.com, or visit the website letvaloris.com.
FOOD FESTIVAL, 31st
Food, food, glorious food, the old-fashioned style! It’s a History of Food Festival, celebrating 150 years of cooking in our region, up until 1950. The festival is taking over the Armoury Community Centre, 563 Main St., Bury, and the adjacent park. Visitors can see cooking demonstrations. Visit booths of various food producers. Do some free food tasting. See an interesting variety of historical displays related to food. Listen to a selection of guest speakers on various topics. Enjoy a series of musicians, including Janice LaDuke & Dave Gillies, and France Thibault & Laurent Hubert.
Bring old cooking utensils and implements along and see if John Mackley, archivist for the Bury Historical and Heritage Society, can identify what they are, what they were used for and how.
The Society offers you all these activities and more on Saturday, August 31, from noon to 6 p.m., for the admission fee of $10. If tasting isn’t enough, visitors can purchase food from the producers. Also in the works is a brand-new booklet of old-timey local recipes. Sounds delicious! INFO: Bury Historical and Heritage Society on Facebook, or contact John Mackley, 819-578-2301, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ROSENGARTEN VISIT, Sept. 1st
The artist Morton Rosengarten will be at the John Henry Pope Cultural Centre, 25 Principale W. in Cookshire, on Sunday, September 1st, from 2 to 4 p.m., the final day of his exhibit, “The Portrait, A Forgotten Art: Drawings and sculptures.” Rosengarten will be there to speak about his works and answer questions. The Art Gallery is open every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
VIACTIVE IS BACK, 4th
Here come the Viactive exercises for seniors, now that gardening is on the way out. Bilingual sessions for seniors on Wednesdays begin on September 4 at 10 a.m. at the Armoury Community Centre, 563 Main Street, Bury, with Doris Eryou. The sessions in Cookshire and Sawyerville begin September 18, and the ones in Newport on September 25.
MOBILE ECOCENTRE, 7th
Get your stuff together, all your unloved stuff, that is. On Saturday, September 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. the Mobile Ecocentre will come to the Municipality of Newport to collect unwanted household items and residues – read non-recyclable stuff. The place to be is in the municipal office parking lot at 1452 Route 212, in Island Brook. INFO: 819-560-8565.
GRAND CRU CRUISE, 28th
Reserve now for the annual group outing for Newport residents, aboard the Grand Cru in Magog on Saturday, September 28, for a three-hour supper cruise. Choice seats have been reserved to make the most of the evening atmosphere and the musical show. Tickets: $120 per person. Reservations or INFO: 819-889-1340 or 819-875-5227 or 819-560-8565.
Water Lines: New Writing from the Eastern Townships of Quebec. That is the name of a new book soon to be launched, and these are the names of writers from our neck of the woods whose work will appear in the book: Janice LaDuke. John Mackley. Denis Palmer. Judy Palmer. Ann Rothfels. And yours truly.
The book is the brainchild of poet Angela Leuck, and she’s surrounded by a strong team of writers and artists, her poet-editor-husband Steve Luxton, and strong ally Louise Abbott. “At final count, Water Lines includes 70 poets and writers, and is 180 pages long,” she said. Its launch is planned for September 21 in Georgeville.
What sparked Angela’s idea? The current group exhibition at Studio Georgeville. It’s called 71%, and it’s on the theme of water, the 71% of the world that consists of water. Among the exhibitors are Christa Kotiesen of Sawyerville and Denis Palmer of Randboro. To take in the exhibit, nip over to Studio Georgeville, 20 carré Copp, Georgeville, anytime now, Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., until September 8. INFO: studiogeorgeville.com, 819-843-9992, or email@example.com.
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. The August 21st Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s, Bury. The September 1st services are at 9:30 a.m. in Bury at St. Paul’s, and 11 a.m. in Cookshire in the theatre of the Manoir de l’Eau vive, 210 rue Principale. Heads up: the final service at St. John’s Church in Brookbury is on September 8 at 6 p.m. Info: 819-887-6802.
United. The August 25th Sunday service is at 10:30 a.m. at Bishopton. The “regular” schedule resumes September 1st, with Sunday services at 9:30 a.m. in Cookshire and at 11 a.m. in Sawyerville. Info: 819-889-2838 (listen to message).
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