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PAGE TWO Inside Wellington - Second Section of the Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 25, 2013
Group offers tips to reduce waste by Teresa Makarewicz It’s a fact: Canadians waste food - especially fresh produce. With careful planning, and proper storage, families can save money and time and always have nutritious produce on hand for quick and healthy meals. Here are some tips from the Ontario Home Economics Association: - think ahead. Plan meals, make a grocery list and stick to it; - buy only what you need and use in reasonable time. A 20-pound bag of potatoes is no bargain if it spoils; - before storing, remove elastic bands or twist ties to avoid bruising of produce; - store produce unwashed. With the exception of leafy greens, fresh fruits and veggies have a natural protective coating and should not be washed before storing which speeds up spoilage; - separation of fruits and vegetables is vital. As fruits ripen, they produce a colourless, odorless, tasteless gas called ethylene that triggers ripening and causes vegetables to spoil; - pack produce loosely in perforated plastic bags. To perforate, snip several holes in the bag with scissors; and - check refrigerated produce regularly. Remove spoiling items. It’s true - “one bad apple can spoil the whole bunch.” Some fruits and vegetables
need special attention. The following advice could help: - apples ripen 10 times faster at room temperature. Store in a perforated bag in the crisper. - keep unripe fruits, such as peaches, nectarines, plums, pears, and melon on the counter at room temperature but out of direct sunlight, until they yield to gentle pressure and then refrigerate; - avoid bitter carrots by storing them away from apples; - store onions and potatoes in a cool, dark, dry place but not side by side. Potatoes decrease the shelf life of onions, causing them to rot prematurely. Light causes potatoes to turn green and bitter; - sweet potatoes should not be refrigerated as the core will harden. For longer storage, keep cool (around 13 to 16°C) or at room temperature for one week; - broccoli and cauliflower can be stored whole in a perforated plastic bag or cut into florets and stored (unwashed) in a plastic bag, ready for quick use; - store tomatoes at room temperature away from direct sunlight. Refrigeration changes their texture and flavor; and - can, pickle or freeze produce at its peak of freshness. Makarewicz is a home economist, owner of Foodgroups Consulting and member of the Home Economics Association.
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Fri. Oct 25
Ladies Coffee Hour in Rockwood, last Friday of the month, 9:3011:30am. Everyone welcome. St. John’s Anglican Church, 112 Guelph St. For more info. call 519-856-9211. *** Country Dance at the Elora Legion featuring Bill Beattie. Starts at 8pm. Cost $10 per person, lunch provided. Call 519-846-9611. *** Until Oct. 27- Guelph Public Library’s 7th Annual Giant Used Book Sale. Friday 6-9pm, Sat/Sun 10-4, Preview: Fri 4-5:30pm $10 fee. Fastforms Building 251 Massey Rd at Imperial. Plenty of free parking. Over 40,000 books, CDs, DVDs, videos, games, puzzles and other media will be available for $1 to $3. Cash only. *** Euchre at St. John’s United, Belwood. 7:30pm. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre: So, My Hearing is Not as Good as it Used to Be, Now What Should I do? 9am to 12:30pm. $5 (donation to Canadian Hearing Society). Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** Victoria Park Seniors Centre Special Event: Halloween Dessert and Euchre, Bid Euchre OR Canasta Party, 1pm. Wear a funny or outrageous hat for a chance to win a prize. Call 519-787-1814 to register. *** A Quilters Dream Quilt Show, Lucknow Community Centre at 694 Willoughby St., Lucknow, Oct. 25, 10am to 5pm and Oct. 26, 10am to 4pm. *** Evening Concert By “North Atlantic Drift” at Mcdougall Cottage 7:30pm, admission is by donation. Located at 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge. For more information, call McDougall Cottage at 519-624-8250. *** Fergus Contra Dance new location, St. James Anglican Church 171 Queen St. East, Fergus. 8 to 10:30pm. Admission $10, students $8, youth with adult free. Live music by house band, Relative Harmony. No partner or previous experience necessary. For more information contact Janice Ferri 519-843-9971. *** Haunted Forest at ‘Terror Cotta’, Oct. 25 and Oct. 26, 5:30pm to 9pm. Terra Cotta Conservation Area, Halton Hills. $13/adult, $10/child (4-12) and senior (60+). Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to purchase tickets contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-367-0890. Wear a costume and bring a flashlight. *** Poor House Spirit Walk, Wellington County Museum and Archives, Oct. 25, 7 and 8pm, Oct. 27, 2pm and 3pm and Oct. 29 at 7pm. *** Fourth Fridays, Guelph Arts Council office, 147 Wyndham St., Suite 404. Begins with Jaws: The Revenge, 7:30pm. Free admission and all are welcome to bring beverages and snacks. For more info. call David 519-836-3280 or programs@guelpharts. *** World Premiere romantic comedy The Numbers Game, 87 Broadway, Orangeville. Evening performances, $40, 8pm and matinees $33, 2pm. Shows run until Nov. 3. For tickets call 519942-3423.
Sat. Oct. 26
Halloween Monster Bash, 8pm to 1am at Lions Hall, Elmira. Prizes for best costumes. Tickets $15 (19+yrs) Lunch provided. Tickets available at Brown’s Men’s Wear, The Window Box and Woolwich Lions Club members. *** Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. $5 per plate. Marsville Community Centre. Last Saturday of every month. 7:30-10:30am. Sausage, eggs, bacon, pancakes, toast, juice, tea, coffee. *** Annual Fall Festival, Melville United Church, Tower and St. Andrew St. Fergus. 10am-3pm. Lunch, baking, meat pies, pies, butter tarts, Christmas corner, attic treasures, vendors, books, children’s area, silent auction, popcorn, crafts. Concert by youth 1:15pm. 519-843-1781 ext. 3274. *** Barrie Hill United Church 181st Anniversary Turkey Buffet Supper. For the 4:30pm, 5:30pm buffet tickets please call Bernice at 519-824-8609. For 6:30pm, 7:30pm and take out tickets please call Lillian at 519-821-4555. $15 for adults, $7 for ages 5-12 and free for pre-school with ticket. 5702 Wellington Rd. 29, Rockwood. *** Country Breakfast at Rockwood United Church 8am-11am. adults $8, children $5, families (two adults and two or more children) $20. All Welcome. Tickets available at door. For more information call Rockwood United Church 519-856-4160. *** Bethany United Church Ham & Scallop Potato Supper, 5-7pm. Adults $13, children 5-12 $7. Children under 5 free. Advance ticket sales preferred but not required. For tickets phone Pat 519846-0247. ***
Elora Mohawks Junior Lacrosse, Halloween Dance at Fergus Legion 8pm–1am. Prizes for best costume. Tickets $10 each. For more info., contact Doug 519-362-8006 or Kim 519-846-0801. *** 4th Annual GOGO Open Mixed Bonspiel, Fergus Curling Club. Entry fee $35/person 2 6-End Games. Entry fee includes breakfast, hot lunch, gift bags and prizes and marketplace. All proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Entry deadline: Oct. 18. For more information call Jean at 519 843-4542. *** Ebenezer United Church spaghetti dinner 5:45pm, $15, 12274 Guelph Line (north of Brookville) 905-854-2423; all welcome! *** Arthur Legion Karaoke. 8:30pm. *** KID’s Club “Halloween Party” - 9am to 12pm. Knox Elora Presbyterian Church. Prizes for all costumes. To register call 519-846-8061. All children are invited. *** Les Willis Memorial Mixed Cribbage Tournament – Two-man (or lady) teams. 1pm at Fergus Legion Branch 275. Entry fee $20, registration opens at 11:30am, accepted until 12:45pm. If you preregister, must still arrive by 12:45pm. More information contact Gary Watt, 519-843-3087. *** Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Ode to Joy”, River Run Centre’s Cooperators Hall, Black Tie Dinner at 5pm, concert at 8pm. *** Monthly “Kids In Kilts” craft day at Mcdougall Cottage 1 to 4pm. All “crafty kids” who join awarded with a wee treat for efforts. Best for children 3+. Free, located at 89 Grand Avenue, Cambridge. For more information, call McDougall Cottage at 519-624-8250. *** Turkey Supper - adults $15, children $6, under 6 free. Two sittings 4:30 and 6pm, Westminster St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 206 Victoria Rd., North Guelph. For tickets call 519-824-5221. *** Glory Days - A Bruce Springsteen Tribute, Fergus Grand Theatre 8pm. $25, for more information call 519-787-1981. *** Join the Elliott Community and learn about retirement living from 1 to 4pm, 170 Metcalfe St., Guelph. *** Country Cupboard and Bake Sale $8, St. Paul’s Anglican Church Mount Forest 11:30am to 1:30pm. Soup, sandwich, dessert tea or coffee. Everyone welcome.
Sun. Oct. 27
Anniversary Service at St. John’s, Belwood. 11:15. Guest speaker Doug Sargent. *** Ebenezer United Church celebrates 190 years of continuous worship and community service 10:30am, 12274 Guelph Line (north of Brookville) 905-854-2423; Lunch follows service. All welcome. *** All Saints Community Dinner 6pm to 7 pm. For best seating arrive early. No sermon & no charge; free will offerings gratefully accepted and gluten-free available. All Saints Church, 81 Main Street, Erin. “Look for the big white spire”. *** Elora Festival Singers - Winter Concert Series 2013-2014. Nine Lessons and Carols for Harvest, 3pm at St. John’s Church, Elora. Tickets on sale now, 519-846-0331. *** 139th Anniversary Service - St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur, 11am. Guest Speaker Rev. Shelly Butterfield-Kocis, special music by Robin and Brandon Shoemaker. Lunch to follow. All welcome. *** Monthly Musical Hootenanny 7pm, Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Rd. Bring instrument or just listen at the musical hootenany. An evening of music, cards, snacks. All ages welcome.
mon. OCt. 28
Victoria Park Seniors Centre Seminar: It doesn’t have to hurt– managing chronic pain, 10:15am. Call 519-787-1814 to register.
tues. OCt. 29
The Wellington North Safe Communities Committee presents Project G.R.A.N.T. - Free presentation about “street gang” connections in small town Ontario ... ours included. 7:30pm, St. Mary School, Mount Forest.
Wed. oct. 30
Harvest Supper, 5 to 7pm, St. John Parish Centre, Arthur, adults $12; children 6-12 $6, 5 years and under free. Roast Beef, pumpkin and apple desserts. Tickets available at church office, 519-848-2108. *** “The Geology of Scotland” Earth scientist guest speaker, Peter Russell. 89 Grand Avenue South, Cambridge, 7pm. No charge, call ahead 519-624-8250. *** The Grand Valley and District Horticultural Society meets at 7:30pm at Trinity United Church. Our Photographic Competition will be on display, guest speaker is Julie Kron. All are welcome.
Thurs. Oct. 31
Frights and treats for kids of all ages at Belwood Lions Halloween Haunted House at Belwood Community Centre, 6 to 9pm, prepare to be scared! *** Continued on page 11
Inside Wellington - Second Section of The Wellington Advertiser, Friday, October 25, 2013 PAGE THREE
Henry Boertien: Driven to volunteer by Patrick Raftis
PALMERSTON - For many people, 20 or more hours a week on the road, driving others where they need to go, is a job. For VON volunteer driver Henry Boertien, it’s anything but. “I really enjoy it so I don’t find it a challenge. I feel like it’s a holiday,” said the affable Palmerston resident who has been volunteering with the VON (Victorian Order of Nurses) program since 2004. Boertien has been recognized for this services on several levels. Last April, he was the Town of Minto’s recipient of the Wellington Volunteer Service Award from the county. He has also been recognized by the Town of Minto and is a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal recipient. But it’s the opportunity to help others, not the recognition, that motivates him. “As far as I’m concerned the Lord has blessed us real good, so if I can pass that on to someone else … it’s a blessing to be in this country.” VON Waterloo Wellington Dufferin manager Michelle Martin says Boertien is the ideal volunteer. “I think Henry really is solely there to help support people … he’s in it for completely the right reasons. He always puts others before himself,” Martin said. Born in Holland, Boertien immigrated to Canada with his parents and four siblings in 1950. He was 11 at the time and shares the feelings of many of his native countrymen about Canada’s role in liberating Holland from the Nazis at the end of the Second World War. “I was a child at the time, but you never forget that when the Canadian boys came over and liberated us - that’s something that stays with you for the rest of your life,” he said. Initially, Boertien’s family
lived in Ancaster Township in Renfrew County, but moved shortly thereafter to Perth County near Gadshill, where they lived until his father bought a farm near Monkton in 1957. Henry married his wife Gladys Moore, of Palmerston, in 1962. He began working for the Campbell Soup Company in Listowel in 1963, later working for a time at Douglas Point, before joining the staff at Home Hardware’s regional warehouse in St. Jacobs, where he worked for 26 years, while at the same time running a mixed farming operation on Line 90 in Wallace Township. After suffering a heart attack in 2004, Boertien underwent surgery to repair the damage. “They put in a new aorta valve and I’ve never looked back since,” he states. He did, however, decide to retire at that point and, after selling the farm, “had to have something to do.” An invitation to a supper at the Palmerston Missionary Church provided the answer. The guest speaker was Martin, who shared information on volunteer opportunities with the VON. After hearing Martin’s presentation, Boertien felt, “That’s something I could do,” and he signed up for the volunteer driver program. He immediately recognized the need for transportation services for seniors and others unable to drive or lacking the support to get around. “That’s a big issue in this country because the distances are so great,” he notes. Boertien drives VON clients living in an area ranging from Mount Forest to Mapleton. Often the trips are to medical appointments, which could mean anything from regular dialysis at the Palmerston and District Hospital, to trips to hospitals in Toronto, Mississauga,
Driving passion - VON volunteer driver Henry Boertien has been recognized for his efforts by the County of Wellington and the Town of Minto and is also a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Cover photo: Boertien is ready to roll whenever needed to take clients to appointments or programs.
Hamilton, Kitchener, Owen Sound or Walkerton. “He’s even taken clients for MRIs in the middle of the night because they do 24-hour appointments,” notes Martin. Boertien recalls occasions when he got up at 1 or 2am to have clients in Toronto in plenty of time for a 5am appointment. “He does anything from taking people around town to taking them to Mississauga for surgery,” explains Martin, who has gotten to know Boertien very well over the years. “He’s in and out of here probably at least four or five days a week,” said Martin, noting Boertien also brings people to the Seniors Day Out program at the VON office in Mount Forest. Many of the clients Boertien assists suffer from Alzheimer’s. “He’s part of the team here. He’s really helping them, not just with the drive – he helps them to make sure they have all their things, make sure they’re dressed properly, makes sure they’re safe, make sure the doors are locked at home,” said Martin. “He brings them in the car and then kind of transitions them when they get here. So it’s much more involved than just driving.
County recognition - VON volunteer driver Henry Boertien receives a 2013 Wellington Volunteer Service award from county councillor Mark MacKenzie, left, and Wellington County Warden Chris White. Advertiser file photo
“It’s quite a commitment. A lot of coaxing, a lot of patience and a lot of persuasion. There’s also a lot of confusing moments that you have to deal with,” she adds, noting many of the clients deal with poverty and other issues. She says Boertien has a special ability to put clients at ease. “Some of our volunteers, and they are all wonderful, wouldn’t be able to handle the complexity of a client that
training. For example, she says, if a driver was going to be working with a client with Parkinson’s disease, “we would work with that driver specifically, so he or she would know how to support that client with Parkinson’s disease. So sort of train as you go.” Martin said the VON volunteer driver service has about 1,000 clients in the Wellington, Waterloo, Dufferin, and Guelph area. “That’s a lot of different
“Most of it is compassion and common sense.” - Henry Boertien’s philosophy on helping others. Henry does because he doesn’t mind if it’s challenging. He’s in it solely for the client. Even if it’s not the most comfortable situation he just goes with it.” For his part, Boertien takes it all in stride. “You hear a lot of stories, but you keep them to yourself,” he says. The VON volunteer driving service is available to seniors, or adults with physical disabilities who are not able to access other means of transportation. Martin explains that could mean there is no other means of transportation available, as in most rural areas, or there could be other reasons why someone couldn’t take a cab or a bus. “Maybe it’s cognitive impairment and they need an escort, or they really need a lot of assistance getting in and out of the car, or in and out of the hospital. Most of our clients don’t have a large family support system to take them to and from appointments. So we’re it.” Martin says often clients are living in poverty “and there’s a lot of complexity to their situation, both physically and mentally. “Some of the volunteer assignments are pretty challenging, especially emotionally challenging, for the volunteers,” she points out. Volunteers are initially matched with “easier clients,” says Martin, in order to get used to the driving duties, but they also go through full orientation and training. That includes ongoing
people with a lot of different conditions,” said Martin. The service involves about 50 volunteer drivers in the region. There’s also a staff component in Guelph and Fergus, where accessible vehicles are operated. All told, the VON provides about 20,000 rides a year, says Martin, noting, “I would say that the volunteers do about 60 per cent of that volume.” Boertien, who Martin estimates volunteers about 700 to 900 hours a year, provides a considerable number of those rides himself, also providing some much-needed companionship for people who are often uneasy about an upcoming medical procedure. “Everybody feels good when they’re around Henry, clients included, and that’s just so nice, because it’s more than a drive. Henry’s that gentle voice and that someone to talk to for that hour-and-a-half drive to Mississauga. It’s much more than a taxi service.” Boertien insists his approach is simple. “Most of it is compassion and common sense.” For him, volunteer driving is simply a great way to spend a day. “It gets you out of the house and you meet nice people ... and they appreciate what you do for them.” Boertien “highly recommends” the volunteer driver program for anyone with available time. “The people at the VON are all very attentive and very
photos by Patrick Raftis
helpful, there’s never a dull moment,” he says. “VON is one of the best organizations that I know for helping people. Without them I don’t know what some of these people would do.” About VON For over 100 years, VON has pioneered health services in Canada. The organization has a proud tradition of often being the first to identify emerging health and social needs, and then providing innovative services that meet those needs. The organization was officially founded in 1897 through a motion offered at a meeting in Rideau Hall by Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier, inaugurating the Victorian Order of Nurses for Canada .... “as a mode of commemoration by the Dominion (Canada) of the Queen’s diamond jubilee.” The first VON sites were quickly organized in the cities of Ottawa, Montreal, Toronto, Halifax, Vancouver and Kingston. In 1898, a VON “cottage” hospital was opened in Regina to provide care to pioneers and early settlers on the prairies. Prenatal education, well baby clinics, school health services, visiting nursing and coordinated home care programs have all had their earliest origins with VON. More recent initiatives include home-based palliative care, adult day programs, foot care clinics, respite care, primary health care clinics and health services in shelters for women, children and youth at risk. Today’s VON delivers its more than 75 different programs and services through 52 local sites staffed by 4,500 health care workers, and by a dedicated army of 9,016 community volunteers (source www.von.ca). In addition to volunteer driving, programs currently offered by the VON in Waterloo, Wellington, Dufferin include adult day programs, Alzheimer day programs, congregate dining, Meals on Wheels, security/ reassurance checks, SMART (Seniors Maintaining Active Roles Together) exercise program, supportive housing and volunteer hospice services. Anyone interested in volunteering for or accessing the volunteer driving program, or other VON programs can call 519-323-2330 or visit www. von.ca for more information.
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ENTERTAINMENT Drayton Entertainment announces new lineup CAMBRIDGE - Drayton Entertainment has unveiled its 2014 season which will span 10 months and include seven stages. From Broadway hits to kid-friendly shows, musical tributes to comedies, and some murder mysteries, officials say there is something for everyone on stage from March through December next year. “With the tremendous success of our inaugural season in Cambridge, and the final components of our capital renovations at other theatres now complete, we are excited to build on our strong foundation and expand the unique Drayton Experience in 2014 to new audiences,” said artistic director Alex Mustakas. He added a key element of the 2014 season is a major Broadway musical, which due to a strict licensing agreements will not be disclosed until 2014. “The mystery and speculation has definitely created intrigue,” Mustakas said. Tickets are on sale now exclusively to members and groups, followed by subscribers in November and the public at the end of the year. Dunfield Theatre Cambridge The 2014 season commences with the rock ’n roll revue,
ALEX MUSTAKAS Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, featuring classic songs by The Beatles, The Hollies, and The Rolling Stones, March 5 to April 28. Next up is the British farce Run For Your Wife, April 16 to May 4, about an unfortunate event that threatens to reveal a cabbie’s double life. The aforementioned yet-tobe-announced production is on stage June 11 to Aug. 2. Mustakas said the Broadway musical will be among the most ambitious in the organization’s history. The comedy Boeing-Boeing, which jets into Cambridge Aug. 13 to 31, is about a Parisian bachelor’s love life soaring to new heights when his three fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess, land in his apartment at the same time.
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David Rogers, one of the original stars of The Phantom of the Opera, honours the legendary heroes of Camelot, Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Man of La Mancha, and more in Broadway Heroes, playing Oct. 1 to 18. The season ends with a splashy Broadway spectacle for the entire family, with Drayton Entertainment’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid on stage Nov. 19 to Dec. 21. St. Jacobs Country Playhouse A couple’s dream of solitude in an old country farmhouse quickly becomes a nightmare when they learn about a resident ghost in the comedy thriller I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, playing March 12 to 30. Legally Blonde, the blockbuster motion picture, also nominated for seven Tony Awards, is on stage from April 23 to May 18. The Affections of May, a light-hearted look at life after marriage by Norm Foster, runs June 4 to 22. Take a trip down memory lane with Wichita Lineman, featuring the songs of pop and country music legend Glen Campbell and friends from The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour show, from July 16 to Aug. 2. On stage Oct. 8 to Nov. 2, Footloose, based on the beloved 80s movie, is the feelgood story about a young rebel who inadvertently heals the heart of a small town when he encourages the local youths to defy the rules and hold a rock ‘n roll party. The holidays will sparkle with Snow White, on stage Nov. 19 to Dec. 21 - in the British Panto tradition where audiences cheer the hero and boo the villain. St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre Memories of a legendary performer are celebrated in the musical A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline, on stage Aug. 5 to Dec. 21 and featuring 21 of her greatest hits including Crazy, Sweet Dreams, Walkin’ After Midnight, I Fall to Pieces, and many more. Drayton Festival Theatre First on the playbill is the musical South Pacific, featuring the iconic score by Rodgers and Hammerstein and a
love story about a spunky Navy nurse and mysterious French planter, runs May 14 to 31. The thriller Deathtrap, running June 4 to 21, is about a writer concocting a plan to steal a brilliant murder mystery from one of his promising students. The spy comedy Look, No Hans, on stage July 2 to 19, is about a secret agent’s plans for a quiet birthday going out the window (along with several of his guests) when his carefully crafted cover is threatened. The Drayton Festival Theatre rolls out the red carpet for its final production of the season, celebrating musical moments from the silver screen in Hollywood Sings, a musical revue Aug. 5 to 23. King’s Wharf Theatre, Penetanguishene - Peter Pan, June 4 to 21; - Run For Your Wife, June 25 to July 12; - I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, July 16 to Aug. 2; Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, Aug. 7 to 30. Huron Country Playhouse, Grand Bend - South Pacific, June 5 to 21; - Damn Yankees, a musical comedy, June 26 to July 12 - Twist and Shout: The British Invasion, July 17 to Aug. 2; - production to be announced Aug. 7 to 30. Playhouse II, Grand Bend - The Freddy Fusion Science Magic Show, May 26 to 30; - Look, No Hans, June 11 to 28; - I’ll Be Back Before Midnight, July 2 to 12; - Run For Your Wife, July 16 to Aug. 2; - Peter Pan, Aug. 7 to 30. Drayton Entertainment offers flexible subscription packages to enable theatregoers to book tickets to any performance, at any theatre, for any date. When patrons buy tickets to four, five, six, or even seven different productions, they can save close to 25 per cent off the regular ticket price. Regular performance tickets are $42 for adults; $25 for youths 20 years of age and under. Tickets for preview performances and groups of 20 or more are $34. For more information call toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).
Kenyan Boys Choir coming to Mount Forest
MOUNT FOREST - The Kenyan Boys Choir will be performing a concert on Nov. 9 at 7:30pm at Mount Forest United Church. Currently the choir has 35 members from different high schools and colleges around Kenya, with ages ranging from 14 to 26. In 2004 the choir expanded its membership to include students from other schools as an after-school program. The choir’s repertoire is of a wide range, from Maasai and Samburu chants to contemporary songs from around Africa. From their home country Kenya, the choir performs renditions of songs and chants favourite among Kenya’s 42 main ethnic communities. In 2011, the choir visited Toronto, Canada, and Per-
formed to its largest audience yet, fans who came together for a worthy cause “We Day”. Through its music, The Kenyan Boys Choir aims to preserve Kenyan musical culture by showcasing traditional songs, musical instruments, dance, language and costumes. They also hope to educate audiences about social ills that affect Africans on a daily basis, including AIDS, poverty and environmental conservation, Advance tickets are available at Uptown Audio Video and Shoppers Drug Mart in Mount Forest. Tickets will also be sold at the door, but limited tickets are available for the event. $15 adult; $10 students. For more information call 519 323-1780 or online at email@example.com
Retired teacher publishes book
GUELPH - Since retiring from teaching in 2008, Joanne Guidoccio has focused exclusively on writing. She has never intended to write fantasy, but was inspired by a series of workshops facilitated by science fiction writer Sarah Totton at the Guelph Public Library. Driving home one evening, Guidoccio’ imagined the following scenario ... A mermaid gives up her tail for an international banker and is aged beyond recognition. Horrified, the banker abandons her on the fog-drenched shores of southwest England, leaving her with only a suitcase and a magic tablet. Can the ex-mermaid embrace her new body and heal her bruised heart? Discover the solution in Guidoccio’s debut novel, Be-
JOANNE GUIDOCCIO tween Land And Sea. The ebook, released by Soul Mate Publishing, is available on Amazon. Guidoccio taught mathematics, computer science and co-operative education at St. James Catholic High School from 1988 to 2008. Visit www.joanneguidoccio.com for information.
Gallery hosts season finale C. WELLINGTON - the Wellington Artists’ Gallery and Art Centre will be presenting its season finale from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9, with an opening reception Nov. 3 from 2 to 4pm. This is traditionally the Christmas show and sale of paintings, prints, textile, pottery, glass/ceramics, sculpture, photography, jewelry or carving. Guest artist for the show is Kim Johnston.
All That Glitters staged by Daria Love, Maureen Sims and award winner Laurie Stevenson Bullock also continues, featuring hand-crafted pieces of jewelry. Guests can also enjoy hot cinnamon cider and cookies. The centre is located at 6142 Wellington Road 29, just south of Fergus. For more information visit www.wellingtonartistsgallery.ca.
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ENTERTAINMENT REVIEW: The Numbers Game appeals to all by Chris Daponte ORANGEVILLE - Despite the desire of some to cling to the past, “real life” looks nothing like high school. Once removed from the cocoon-like setting those secondary school walls provide, everyone is in the same boat. Gone is the popularity hierarchy consisting of “nerds” and “jocks” and everything in between. It is replaced by the stark reality that all of us are on our own to make the best of life. That is an important lesson learned by 50-somethings Phil and Bernadette (aka Bernie), the two main characters in The Numbers Game, a world premiere romantic comedy on stage now at Theatre Orangeville. It doesn’t take long for Phil (played by David Rosser) and Bernie (Nora Sheehan), united by happenstance three decades after graduating high school, to realize they have a lot in common, despite their past positions on the hierarchy of high school popularity.
Phil, once a member of the high school math club who was tormented by the football team, is in search of an apartment after Gina, his wife of 29 years, kicks him out. Responding to a room-for-rent advertisement, he arrives at the apartment of Bernie, whom, judging from the name, Phil mistakenly assumed was a man. Bernie, once a former prom queen, is in search of a female roommate after her boyfriend Mitch leaves her for a younger woman. Despite the gender mix-up, after quickly realizing they once attended the same high school - Bernie does not remember Phil, who once coveted the popular cheerleader - both agree to a platonic living arrangement. Phil wavers somewhat on his decision to separate from his wife, but he and Bernie eventually realize they need each other. The real-life husband and wife team of Rosser and Sheehan have great on-stage chemistry, playing a total of four roles and three relation-
ships - they also play Mitch and Gina; not an easy task - with relative ease. Both players fumbled a few lines during the preview performance on Oct. 17 but the mistakes did not detract from their outstanding performances. Rosser, as a result of material provided for his characters in the script as well as his remarkable ability to deliver it, is clearly the emotional anchor of the production. But that’s not to diminish the impact of Sheehan, who also has great timing and delivery. The script by playwright John Spurway is excellent, but not without its flaws. At times, too much information results in great character development crossing the line into the mundane and inconsequential. A few of the jokes are telegraphed and corny and the first act is slow to develop, but an uproarious second half makes up for both. The set and lighting design, by Beckie Morris and Steve Lucas respectively, are, as
Comic couple - David Rosser and Nora Sheehan star in The Numbers Game at Theatre Orangeville until Nov. 3. submitted photo
usual, a perfect compliment to the production. Both, and in particular the lighting and audio cues denoting changes in time and/or scenery, are testament to the mantra that often simple is better. And the actors seem to have received great direction from David Nairn. The characters may be in their 50s, but this production will be enjoyed by younger audience members too. In fact, it may help some current high school students realize they have something in common with their opposites on the popularity hierarchy. And maybe they’ll change their ways, decades ahead of Phil and Bernie - when it matters most. The Numbers Game may not be Theatre Orangeville’s best play over the last two decades, but it’s a nice way to kick off its 20th anniversary. It plays five shows a week until Nov. 3. For tickets call 519-942-3423 or 1-800-4241295 or visit www.theatreorangeville.ca.
Vision Theatre Productions hosting auditions FERGUS - Vision Theatre Productions (VTP) is holding auditions for its coming suspense thriller Wait Until Dark, directed by Jennifer Jensen and opening in the spring. The play is about a trio of criminals terrorizing Susy in her New York basement apartment. She is a recently blinded woman in possession of a doll given to her husband by a stranger at an airport. Neither Susy nor her absent husband knows the doll is
stuffed with drugs. The criminals concoct an elaborate hoax to persuade Susy to give them the doll, but when the hoax fails, the criminals turn deadly. Lies, murder and deception build to a climax as Susy turns her greatest weakness into her greatest strength in outwitting her would-be killer. VTP is hosting auditions for the following roles: - Susy Hendrix, age 30s to 40s, recently blinded; - Sam Hendrix, Susy’s hus-
band, age 30s to 40s; - Mike Talman and Sgt. Carlino, recently out of jail; - Harry Roat, Jr., the villain (must be capable of playing multiple ages/characters); - Gloria, little girl who lives upstairs from Suzy, age 9 to 13; and - two policemen, in their 20s to 50s. Each year VTP the theatre company donates the proceeds from its productions to local not-for-profit organizations.
Proceeds from Wait Until Dark will go to the Community Resource Centre and the Centre Wellington Food Bank. Auditions will be held Oct. 24 from 7 to 10pm and Oct. 26 starting at 1pm. Final auditions and call backs will be held on Oct. 29 from 7 to 10pm at 151 St. David St. N., Fergus. Auditions can be booked by calling 226-339-2685. For more information visit www.visiontheatreproductions. com.
Reel Paddling Film Festival Tour in Elora Nov. 10 ELORA - The non-profit group PADDLE (Paddle Against Diabetes Display Love for Earth) will be hosting the Reel Paddling Film Festival Tour on Nov. 10 at the Elora Gorge Cinema from 1 to 4pm. The film festival features paddling films from all over the world and of all different types of paddling. Organizers say the festival is a unique opportunity to witness the diversity of paddling adventures. The event will offer food concessions, door prizes and a silent auction, featuring dog sledding for two in Algonquin Park, canoe lessons, an adventure guide gift certificate, canoe paddles and a new canoe from Nova Craft. The Reel Paddling Film Festival will feature the following films:
- Water Music, a Canadian Heritage River Slide Show; - White Water Safety; - New Zealand Kayak Fishing with Rob Fort (best kayaking film); - Tierra del Fuego (best sea kayaking film); and - Driftwood (best stand-up paddling film). For more information about the films visit http://www.reelpaddlingfilmfestival.com. Tickets for the festival are available at Adventure Guide in Waterloo, The Elora Gorge Cinema, The Bookshelf in Guelph and Nova Craft in London. They may also be purchased online. For information contact Jack Frimeth at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-212-3817. PADDLE is a new initiative through the Southern Ontario
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Conservation Five energy-saving tips to waste not, want not (NC) - Most people carefully watch their time and money, making sure neither is wasted on unnecessary activities or expenses. In an effort to be more green and economical, why not also consider how a home’s energy is used and how to prevent it too from being wasted? Follow these energy-saving tips from Sally Morse, director of creative services for window treatment manufacturer Hunter Douglas, to save money and conserve a home’s resources: 1. Insulate common energy-loss areas The fastest and most costeffective way to reduce energy dollars is to seal air leaks. Find these energy vacuums by
holding a lit incense stick on a breezy day near doors, fixtures and windows. If the smoke travels toward the areas rather than vertically, a leak has been found. Once identified, simply seal holes by using caulk, spray foam or weather strips. Also, be sure to remove airconditioning units in the fall and winter or use an insulated jacket on the exterior, as these appliances invite drafts. 2. Watch the windows Windows can account for up to 25 per cent of utility bills by leaking heat in the winter and cool air in the summer. To help prevent this, and for a functional and fashionable addition to the home, opt for highly energy-efficient shades.
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Beware of phantom power (NC) - Most people don’t know that phantom power in homes cost approximately the same amount as running a second refrigerator. Also known as phantom load, or standby power, it is energy consumption that is being drawn by many household gadgets, electronic devices and appliances while they are switched off, but plugged in. Here are five tips from Hydro One to reduce energy consumption including the amount of phantom power being used in homes: - the most effective way to eliminate standby power loss is to unplug devices when they are not in use; - an easy way to turn electronic devices all the way off is to plug all electronics into a power bar that can be easily switched off when the electronics are not being used; - look for the Energy Star label whenever buying new
electronics or appliances. Energy Star identifies the most energy efficient products, which reduce energy use even in standby mode; and - unplug battery chargers as soon as the device is fully charged or when the charger is not being used. For more information on reducing electricity every hour of the day visit www.HydroOne. com/saveenergy. Also visit www.newscanada.com for more tips and information.
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Conservation Puslinch area home featured in recent Green Energy Doors Open event ONTARIO - On Oct. 5, 66 sustainable energy champions across Ontario opened their homes, community buildings and businesses to showcase conservation, renewable energy, combined heat and power, green buildings, clean transportation and other green energy projects as part of the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association’s (OSEA) second annual Green Energy Doors Open. “We are excited to have over 60 great hosts sharing their stories during Green Energy Doors Open,” said Kristopher Stevens, executive director of OSEA. “Sustainable energy has the power to drive Ontario’s prosperity. These amazing folks are showing us how.” One homeowner in particular has achieved 90 per cent in savings for heating and eliminated the need for air conditioning using simple technology and readily available components. The house is noteworthy
as it combines the knowledge and skills gained from building only extremely energy efficient houses for over 30 years. The house is located on Valens Road just south of Puslinch Township. The project was completed by Braden Homes Ltd., of Rockwood. The event at the Puslinch area home was part of the province-wide Doors Open event held in partnership with 28 organizations supporting sustainable energy. It was an opportunity for local individuals, community groups and businesses to share their stories and first-hand knowledge with the public, local leaders and the media. Green Energy Doors Open 2013 was the OSEA’s annual, single-day showcase of the province-wide green energy economy. According to the OSEA, Ontario has established itself as a leader in sustainable energy in North America, with Feedin Tariff projects creating more
than 28,000 new “green” jobs. “Thanks to Ontario’s green energy policy, programs, innovation and entrepreneurs, the province has attracted close to $30 billion in investment during the global recession,” said Stevens. “We’ve attracted new manufacturers all while empowering local residents, farmers, First Nations, municipalities and co-operatives to become conservers and generators of clean, green energy. Energy efficiency and conservation are the keys to driving down our energy bills and the cost of doing business in Ontario.” Green Energy Doors Open allowed Ontarians the chance to visit sustainable energy projects free-of-charge to learn about things happening in their communities. The goal of the event is to inspire Ontarians to move toward a greener future for the next generation. For more information visit www.greenenergydoorsopen.ca.
Energy efficient home - This renovated farmhouse on Valens Road just outside of Puslinch Township was a stop on the Green Energy Doors Open event on Oct. 5. The Braden Homes project has achieved 90% saving for heating and eliminated the need for air conditioning.
Hydro One offers tips for closing seasonal homes WELLINGTON CTY. With winter around the corner, Hydro One has offered a number of tips to close up cottages or seasonal homes. Some people choose to shut off their electricity completely by turning off the main switch at the electrical panel. If doing this, remember to turn off all major appliances,
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the power supply to any space heaters. Otherwise, they may turn on during cold weather. Here are some other helpful tips to follow before locking up for the season: - drain the plumbing system to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting; - drain the water tank.
Remember to turn off the power supply to the water heater before draining the tank to avoid damage to the heating element; - clean out the fridge and leave the door ajar to keep it smelling fresh; and - make sure fireplace dampers are shut tightly to prevent animals from getting in.
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Agricultural Information Contact Centre | 1-877-424-1300 | www.ontario.ca/omafra A weekly report prepared by the staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAF) and the Ministry of Rural Affairs (MRA). If you require further information, regarding this report, call the Elora Resource Centre at 519-846-0941. Office hours: 8:30am to 5pm. For technical information, call the Agricultural Information Contact Centre at 1-877-424-1300 or visit the OMAF and MRA website: www.ontario.ca/omafra. SOYBEANS by Horst Bohner Soybean Specialist, OMAF and MRA, Stratford Soybean harvest started although most fields still need another 7-14 days to dry down. Leaf drop is progressing quickly. Yield reports so far have been variable, ranging from 30 to 60 bu/ac. Harvest losses and mechanical damage may be high when moisture drops below 12%. A loss of just 4 beans per square foot equals 1 bu/ac. The vast majority of fields are now mature enough that a frost will not impact yield. Frost damage during the first half of September in northern areas has lowered yield potential in those fields affected. If soybean yields are well below expectations without any obvious cause send a soil sample to a lab to check for soybean cyst nematode (SCN). This information will help in future management strategies. C ounties that have not traditionally experienced SCN pressure are starting to see large yield reductions from SCN. A soil survey conducted this year by the Huron Soil and Crop Improvement Association has shown that a significant number of fields in Huron County have SCN pressure and this is likely to be true in other non traditional SCN areas as well. FORAGE AND PASTURE by Joel Bagg, Forage Specialist, OMAF and MRA, Lindsay ALFALFA: If there is an immediate need for forage, you can reduce but not eliminate the risk of alfalfa winterkill due to harvesting during the Critical Fall Harvest Period by cutting close to
the expected “killing frost” (approximately -4°C or 25°F for a few hours). Minimal root reserves will be used by the alfalfa following this killing frost. Be aware that after a frost the feed value of alfalfa declines quickly due to leaf loss and nutrient leaching. Leaving at least 6 inches of stubble will help trap snow to insulate the alfalfa crowns during cold weather and help prevent freezing and frost heaving. Stubble will also protrude through winter ice sheeting, should that occur and prevents the ice sheet from smothering the alfalfa. Heavy stands of grasses or red clover left unharvested can sometimes smother over the winter because the top growth forms a dense mat. In contrast, alfalfa loses most of its leaves as soon as there is a hard frost, and the remaining stems seldom pose any risk of smothering. Further details on fall harvest of alfalfa can be found in Taking That Fall Cutting of Alfalfa at http://fieldcropnews.com/?p=5098 by Jack Kyle, Grazier Specialist, OMAF and MRA, Lindsay PASTURE: When grazing fall pastures leave more/higher/extra residual plant material in the field. During September and early October plants are preparing for winter by storing energy reserves in the roots or in the case of grasses the base of their stems. Leave 6 inches (15 cm) of residual forage height in your pastures at this time. Be extra careful on any alfalfa based pastures as frosted alfalfa has an increased risk of causing bloat until the frosted leaves have dried. The following link has info on managing bloat. http://www. omafra.gov.on.ca/english/livestock/beef/news/info_vbn0713a2. htm. by Peter Johnson Cereals Specialist, OMAF and MRA, Stratford CEREALS: Winter cereal seeding continues as harvest allows. Growers seeding wheat after hay should add 50 lbs/ac KCl (0-0-60, potash) with the wheat seed. Chloride in the potash affords some suppression of Take-All, a disease which can cause significant yield loss when wheat follows hay.
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Minto honours FFAO ambassador Ambassador honoured - The Town of Minto presented 2013 Fire Fighters Association of Ontario Ambassador Brittany Lenselink, of the Palmerston area, with a certificate recognizing her achievement at the Oct. 15 Minto council meeting. Lenselink, also the Palmerston Agricultural Society’s 2012-13 fair ambassador, is pictured with deputy mayor Terry Fisk, left, and Mayor George Bridge. photo by Patrick Raftis
GFO seeks new proposals for research Grain Farmers of Ontario (GFO) are currently welcoming proposals for research conducted in corn, soybeans and wheat. GFO targets research and innovation funding to opportunities that will enhance farmer members’ returns. For 2013/14, the four research priority areas are: agronomy and production, pests (weed, disease and insect), breeding and genetics, and crop quality and utilization. While accepting all proposals, GFO is specifically highlighting three specific priority areas: - measuring, maintaining and improving soil health; - improved cover cropping systems and strategies; and - developing and validating precision agriculture technology. Those interested in submitting a proposal should review the research priorities and utilize the proposal templates at www.gfo.ca/research. GFO encourages partnerships amongst research institutions and with other funding agencies. Proposals are due Dec. 2 at 4pm.
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Football stars - Three Minto players, who were part of the Ontario Minor Football League Bantam Champion Orangeville Outlaws team, which went undefeated in the 2013 season, were recognized by the Town of Minto on Oct. 15. From left: Joshua Langridge, Mayor George Bridge and Avery McIsaac. Absent: team member Tyler Quigley of Minto. photo by Patrick Raftis
NASCAR team tops - Minto resident Dwight Robinson, a member of the pit crew for 2013 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series Champion Scott Steckly of Milverton, was presented with a certificate of recognition at the Oct. 15 Minto council meeting. From left: deputy mayor Terry Fisk, Robinson, Mayor George Bridge and councillor Ron Elliott. photo by Patrick Raftis
Cross country - The top six finishers among Grade 6 boys in the area elementary school cross country meet on Oct. 15 at the Centre Wellington sportsplex in Fergus were, from left in order of finish: Jake Ristov, Alma Public School; Mitchell Lee, Salem PS; David Robson, Elora PS; Brad Parkinson, Elora PS; Jack McDonald, Elora PS and Isaiah Ewing, J.D. Hogarth PS. submitted photos
Grade 1 runners - The top six finishers among Grade 1 girls in the area elementary school cross country meet on Oct. 15 in Fergus were, from left in order of finish: Abi Kirk, Alma PS; Leah VanMilligan, Eramosa PS; Lola Hildebrand, James McQueen PS; Paige Pettifer, Elora PS; Emma Cozzarin, Elora PS and Hailey Moyer, James McQueen PS. Watch next week’s Wellington Advertiser for more cross country results.
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Fri. Nov. 1
Power of Hope collects and packages new PJs (in all sizes) together with new, clean stuffed toys and other much needed items to give to parents and children in need at Christmas and throughout the year. To donate, contact Penny at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange pick-up. PJ sizes 6 to 16 for boys and girls much needed. *** Community euchre, 7:30pm. Puslinch community center. $5/ person. Lunch provided. 50/50 draw $2. All welcome. For info. Call Neil Smith 519-837-3838. *** Holly Berry Bazaar at Knox United Church, Clifford. 5-8pm, Nov. 2, 10am-2pm, lunch served until 1pm. Adults $8. Children 4-12 $3.50, under 4 - free. Includes: gifts, decorations, crafts, home baking, pickles and preserves. Silent auction, crafts and baking areas will be open Friday night 5-8pm. *** Clifford Rotary 37th Annual Sauerkraut and Pork Supper to be held at the Clifford Hall from 4:30 to 7:30pm. Adults $14, Children (11 and under) $7. Tickets available from Clifford Rotarians and at the door.
Sat. Nov. 2
Jam Sessions 2-5pm. Fergus Legion, Branch 275. Call the Legion for more info. 519-843-2345. Everyone Welcome. *** Roast Beef Dinner and Silent Auction, from 5 to 7pm at Burns Church, 155 Main Street, Erin. Adults $15, children under 12 $8, Family with children under 12, $35. *** Bazaar at Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Fergus. 10am to 2pm. Many craft and gift items, lucky draws, bake tables, attic treasures, Quilt raffle draw. Lunch available 11:30am to 1pm. Free admission. *** Grandpa’s Barbecue Roast Beef Dinner, 5 to 7pm, Fergus Legion. Adults $15, children 6-12 $7, 5 and under are free. For tickets call 519-843-2345. *** Century Church Theatre, 72 Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh. The ever-popular “Roots of Country”, featuring the Muir Family with their special guests, back for the 4th year, 8pm. Box Office 519855-4586. *** Show-Sell-Share your wares at St. Paul’s, Normanby, 9am to 3pm. Vendors - invited, call 519-364-6415 or email benry43@ gmail.com. Tea room – baking, garage sale, first corner south of Neustadt on Grey Road 10, then east to first corner. *** Sale of Christmas decorations, gifts and baking, from 9am to 1pm at Ballinafad United Church, 14369 Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad. Contact Diane Krout, 905-877-7722. *** Country Craft Bazaar, Palmerston Community Centre and Arena from 8am to 2pm. Buffet breakfast 8 to 10am. Hot lunches starting at 11:30am. Free admission. Crafts, baking, games, plants and Radar Gun Slap Shot Challenge from 11am to 12pm, and skating for a loonie from 12 to 1pm. Profit goes to the Listowel Christian School. *** Fall Fibres Annual Show and Sale, Wellington County Museum, Wellington County Road 18, 10am to 5pm. Parking and admission is free. For more information contact Anna Warren 519-827-5727. *** Something for Everyone - Consultants selling variety of goods, 8:30am to 12pm at the Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 600 Belsyde, Fergus. Bake table, free Kids Zone. etc. $1 entrance, kids free. *** St. Mary’s Parish - Annual Beef Dinner and draw, Elora Community Centre. Two sittings, 5pm or 7pm. Adults $12, children 4 to 10 $5, children 3 and under free. For tickets call Mary 846-9541 or Marybeth at 846-2273.
Sun. Nov. 3
Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends invite kids of all ages to join them at the Guelph Model Railroad Society annual fall Train Show, 50 Crimea St. Guelph, 10am to 4pm. Admission $5 for adults and kids under 12 free. For more info call 519-763-3535. *** Elora Legion Jamboree 1pm. First Sunday of each month. in the Maple Leaf Room, 1 to 5pm. Admission $5. Roast Beef Dinner served at 5pm for an additional $10. *** LUNAFEST® At The Guelph Music Centre, 75 Cardigan St. in Guelph 1 to 4pm. $20, contact Nancy at 519-837-3731. *** CWL Christmas Tea, Norfolk St. Guelph, Noon to 3pm. Lunch in Tea Room $6. Crafts, Baking, Attic treasures, Plants and Purses, Jewelry, and Penny Table. All welcome. Contact Peggy Moore 519-763-0054. *** “Tapestry of Love,” musical tribute to honour 50th anniversary of the work of the United Church Women, 3pm at Moorefield United Church. Followed by a reception in the Church hall. Free will offering and all are welcome.
Tues. Nov. 5
Guelph Historical Society presents, Evenings with History. Lectures begin 7:30pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 161 Norfolk Street. Drop In Lecture, $5 donation. *** Pepper, Cards Held every Tuesday at the Harriston Legion Branch, 296 at 1:30pm. Everyone welcome to come out and socialize.
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Belwood United Church Turkey Supper, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Adults $15, 6-11yr $6, pre-school free with ticket. Contact Marie 519-843-3639. *** Palmerston and District Hospital Auxiliary “Lights For Life” Ceremony 7:30pm at the front of Palmerston Hospital. For more information contact Sharon Greenwood 519-343-3862.
Fri. Nov. 8
The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild is staging an original musical production Ebenezer, at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre. Show dates Nov. 8, 9,14, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30pm, Nov.10 and 17 at 2pm. Tickets $20. Call 519-338-2778. *** 2013 Commencement at Wellington Heights Secondary School, 405 Sligo Rd. E, Mount Forest, 7:30pm. Followed by a reception. *** Progressive Euchre Card Party 7:30pm at St. Teresa of Avila Church Hall, Elmira. Doors open at 7pm. Admission $6, everyone welcome. Contact Carol Kieswetter for more info. 519-669-5392. *** Dance theatre David Earle presents Rememberings at the DtDE studio, 42 Quebec St. Two shows, Nov. 8, at 8pm and Nov. 9, at 4pm. Tickets $25 contact 519-837-2746. Seating is limited.
Sat. Nov. 9
Drayton Legion Jamboree 2-5pm. Second Saturday of each month. Call 519-323-1591 for info. *** Harvest Ham Supper - Puslinch Community Centre, 23 Brock Road S., Aberfoyle. Dinner 5pm and 7pm. Musical Entertainment 4:30pm and 6:30pm. Adults $15, Kids (5-12) $8, Under 5 free. For tickets contact 519-767-2462 or 519-763-1163. *** Moorefield United Church Christmas Bazaar 10am to 2pm. Maryborough Community Centre, Moorefield. A “Live Auction” of Quilts, special baked goods, etc., 10:30am. Noontime luncheon. Donations to the Foodbank accepted as admission. *** Louise Marshall Hospital Auxiliary Bazaar, Mount Forest United Church. Lunch $9/person, 11am to 1pm. Silent Auction, bake tables, country cupboard, draw tables. Call 519-509-1056. *** Harvest and Holly Bazaar and Lunch 10:30am to 1pm, Puslinch Community Centre, Wellington Cty. Rd. 46, lots of free parking. Bring a friend, have lunch, and start your Christmas shopping. For more information call Lois Howlett 519-822-8610. *** Christmas Bazaar 10am to 2pm at Palmerston Community Centre. For more information contact Sharon Greenwood 519-343-3862.
FROM PAGE TWO 2nd annual Terror on Tucker St., 191 Tucker St. in Arthur. Backyard transformed into Haunted backyard tour. Everyone is welcome. Henderson family accepting donations for the Arthur Food Bank. *** “The Odd Couple”, Oct. 31 to Nov. 16, 8:15pm. A matinee will also show Nov. 9 at 2:15pm. 18365 Hurontario St., Caledon. For more information call 519-927-5460.
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Horoscopes ARIES - Mar 21/Apr 20 Don’t race ahead to get the early advantage this week, Aries. Practice patience in all that you do this week, and you may find greater success. TAURUS - Apr 21/May 21 Taurus, there is a high level of uncertainty in your life right now, so it is best to take a conservative approach regarding your finances. Take big decisions seriously. GEMINI - May 22/Jun 21 Keep your options open, as things look promising this week, Gemini. Many things will catch your eye, but you will have to make some tough decisions. CANCER - Jun 22/Jul 22 Cancer, your career takes an unexpected turn that leads you in an exciting new direction. But these changes may take a few weeks or even months to fully develop. LEO - Jul 23/Aug 23 Leo, you may have your sights set on an exotic vacation, but you just don’t have the money to make it happen right now. Save for your dream getaway or take a quick jaunt to recharge.
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Seriously Scary Halloween Programmes for Kids Spooktacular Halloween Monday, October 28 at 4:00 pm Erin Branch, 519.833.9762 Join us for stories, games and spooktacular fun. Feel free to wear your Halloween costume. Grades 1 to 6, please register. Fangtastic Fun Tuesday, October 29 at 6:30 pm Marden Branch, 519.763.7445 Join us for a night of fangtastic Halloween fun. Hear some spinetingling tales and create a delicious monster treat. Feel free to wear your costume! All ages (ages 5 and under with an adult), please register. For Teens Too old to trick or treat? Have some frightening fun at these Halloween themed Teen Cafe evenings: Tuesday, October 29 at 7:00 pm Harriston Branch, 519.338.2396 A hauntingly Halloween themed evening of zombie crafting! Teens, please register. Thursday, October 31 at 6:30 pm Mount Forest Branch, 519.323.4541 Spend your Halloween at the Library watching scary movies, eating candy and playing games. Prize for best costume. Ages 12 and up, please register. For a complete list of programmes, visit www.wellington.ca/Library. Make your opinion count and fill out our customer service survey! Available on our website or at your local Branch.
2013 Warden’s Tree Planting Day Supports families and caregivers for children ages birth to six years. Visit the website for resources and information related to: • children’s health and development • parenting • local services
On October 11, the County partnered with the Ignatius Jesuit Centre of Guelph to plant over 2,500 trees.
County of Wellington Employment Resource Centre to run “Getting Ahead” workshop in Palmerston The County of Wellington Employment Resource Centre and the Wellington County Learning Centre of Arthur are offering “Getting Ahead” - a free workshop designed to help people in financial hardship build a path to a better future. The workshop is part of the “Bridges Out of Poverty” community change model. The goal of the workshop is to help participants create their own path to a more secure and successful future. Workshop Details: • Runs for three weeks, Monday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm • Monday, November 18 to Thursday, December 5 • Open to County of Wellington residents who qualify • Childcare and transportation supports are available • Includes lunch and snacks Contact: Terri Townsley, Employment Facilitator County of Wellington Employment Resource Centre T 519.823.7887 or 1.800.265.7284 X 3660 E firstname.lastname@example.org Elizabeth Debergh, Executive Director Wellington County Learning Centre T 519.848.3462 E email@example.com
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More than150 community volunteers participated in the event. Since the programme began in 2004, over 1.5 million trees have been planted.
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Winter Parking Reminder There is no parking on all public roadways or parking lots within the County between the hours of 2:00 and 6:00 am on any day between November 1 and March 31. Any person who violates the provisions of this by-law is guilty of an offence and will be issued a Parking Infraction Notice. Contact: Kelly-Ann Wingate, Parking Coordinator T 519.837.2600 x 2510* E email@example.com
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