Community Bulletin Board September 20


TO SEPTEMBER 20

If you want to end the wasting of Halloween costumes, the event Trade your Halloween Costume is for you. Costume pick-up takes place until Friday, September 20 and includes voucher delivery, or drop costumes, masks and wigs at the Brome Lake Community Center at 270 Victoria in Knowlton. Each item traded in gets you one exchange coupon for the costume trade on Saturday, September 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For information call 450-242-2020 or go to www.ville.lac-brome.qc.ca/loisirs.

SEPTEMBER 20 & 21

There is a Rummage Sale at the Brome Hall on Friday, September 20 from 1:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 330 Stagecoach Road in Brome Village. Donations may be dropped off in the hall entrance from Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 20 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.. Please do not bring large items or electronics. Don’t forget to bring your bags. For information call 450-242-1085.

SEPTEMBER 20 TO 22

The Brome Lake Duck Festival returns as Canard et Gourmandises on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 20, 21 and 22 in Knowlton. The three-day outdoor event on Lakeside continues its winning tradition of offering food, craft, music and events for all ages, wrapped around a celebration of the famous Brome Lake Duck farm and its primary feathered product. More than 40 booths are expected to draw 30,000 to 40,000 locals, tourists and foodies of all shapes and sizes, drawn by the beauty of the region and the chance to sample a variety of artisanal fare from the area, from barbecued wings to wines, ciders, maple products and things to wear and cherish.

SEPTEMBER 21

The 4th annual Fund-Raiser for Massey-Vanier Athletics takes place on Saturday, September 21 at the Brome Fairgrounds at 345 Stagecoach Road in Brome Village. There will be live bands Shady Past at 2:00 p.m., Leadville Union at 8:00 p.m. plus DJ Jerk, Cantine Brome fries from 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m., Pete Kirby’s pig roast from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., cash bar starting at 3:00 p.m. and much more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children 8 and under. For information e-mail Nate Foster at forstern@etsb.qc.ca.

Townshippers Festival, formerly known as Townshippers Day, takes place on Saturday, September 21 at Massey-Vanier High School at 224 Mercier in Cowansville. The theme is “everybody is a Townshipper, whether for life or for a day”. There will be many activities for families with young children. Music will be provided by local singer-songwriter Amos J. and other musicians and dancers. A variety of food vendors will be present, plus government and non-profit groups, and artisans will display their wares. For information e-mail ta@townshippers.ca.

There is a Country Dance featuring music by Keepin’ it Country on Saturday, September 21 from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. in Trinity Anglican Church at 409 South Street in Cowansville. The donation is $8 to support the food bank. There will be door prizesand a canteen on the premises.

Theatre Lac-Brome presents Julie Daoust and Renaud Paradis in the show “Brel et Barbara: Héros Fragile” on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 p.m. in the Theatre at 9 Mont Echo Road in Knowlton. The show focuses on two musical legends whose little-known friendship resonates to this day. You will be swept away by their music and lyrics. Tickets are $36. For information and tickets call 450-242-2270 or go to www.theatrelacbrome.ca.

There is a Dance with music by Gary Darling on Saturday, September 21 from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight in the Waterloo Royal Canadian Legion hall at 77 Lewis Street East in Waterloo. Admission is $8. For information call 450-539-3436.

SEPTEMBER 21 AND 22

The Lac-Brome Optimist Club is holding a Roadblock Fund-Raiser on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Knowlton Road between Uniprix and KDC. Please support the Club’s charitable activities. The fund-raiser continues on Saturday, September 28. For information call 450-243-0325.

Buy, sell and exchange on Saturday and Sunday, September 21 and 22 rain or shine at the Bedford Fairgrounds at 16 Philippe Côté in Bedford. There is something for everyone including small animals. The cost is $10 for one day and $15 for two days. For information call 450-248-2359.

SEPTEMBER 22

You are invited to Breakfast at the Cowansville Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday, September 22 from 9:00 .a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hall at 120 Davignon in Cowansville. Come and enjoy with family and friends. The donation is $8 for adults, $4 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. For information call 450-263-3543.

Craft Workshops for Women are back for Fall 2019 at Marché des Artisanats Dunham with new workshops as well as some old favourites. “Acrylic pouring on canvas” takes place on Sunday, September 22. A complete list is available on Facebook @marchedesartisanatsdunham. For more information call 450-295-2252 or email michilynnd@gmail.com. Come and have some fun.

There is a Stanbridge East Coffee House Music Event on Sunday, September 22 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. in St. James the Apostle Church hall at 17 Maple in Stanbridge East. Come and join them the 4th Sunday of every month.

SEPTEMBER 25

There is a Zero Food Waste Conference hosted by food advisor Anne-Marie Comparot on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in the Brome Lake Community Center at 270 Victoria in Knowlton. Discover a variety of tips and tricks to reduce grocery waste. Admission is free. To register call 450-242-2020 or e-mail infoloisirs@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca.

SEPTEMBER 26

The 6th edition of the Soirée Champêtre to benefit the Diapason Foundation takes place on Thursday, September 26 starting at 5:00 p.m. in the Brome-Missisquoi Funeral Complex at 402 de la Rivière in Cowansville. Tickets are $140 and are available from members of the organizing committee or on-line at www.complexebm.com/collecte-de-fonds. Proceeds will be used to expand the dining room at La Maison Au Diapason.

Registration for adults 16 and over for courses at Missisquoi Community School takes place on Thursday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m. in Heroes Memorial School at 317 du Sud in Cowansville. Classes begin on registration night and continue every Thursday until December 5, except for November 14 when there will be no classes. The cost is $15 for 10 weeks and includes a social hour at 9:00 p.m. with coffee, tea and cookies. Please help the environmen by bringing your own cup. Any required supplies must be provided by the student. For information call 450-266-1986.

UPCOMING EVENTS

SEPTEMBER 27 TO 29

Here are a few events coming up next week. The exhibition Champ de Mauve 2019 takes place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 27, 28 and 29 at 62 Johnston Road in Town of Brome Lake. The exhibition features 12 marquees in the countryside where you can discover artists of great talent.

Galerie Hors-Cadre invites you to its Journées de la culture from Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29 in Knowlton. There are many cultural activities. For information call 450-242-1908 or go to www.hors-cadre.ca.

SEPTEMBER 28

The Lac-Brome Optimist Club is holding a Roadblock Fund-Raiser on Saturday, September 28 on Knowlton Road between Uniprix and KDC. Please support the Club’s charitable activities. For information call 450-243-0325.

The Caregivers’ Café is holding its next meeting on Saturday, September 28 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Knowlton. The topic is Advance Care Planning. The speaker is RN and palliative care specialist Sue Britton and the event is moderated by JoAnne Jones, who is a Health Consultant for CHSSN CHEP. Subjects include the consequences of not doing advanced care planning, the three levels of care at the end of life, and reviewing of the Speak Up Advance Care Planning Workbook. Everyone is welcome. For more information e-mail mycaregiverscafe@gmail.com.

Theatre Lac-Brome presents a Tribute to Bob Walsh on Saturday, September 28 at the Theatre in Knowlton. The concert features members of the Bob Walsh Band with Guy Bélanger, Sylvie Desgrosseillers and Martin Goyette. Tickets are $42. For information and tickets call 450-242-2270 or go to www.theatrelacbrome.ca.

SEPTEMBER 29

Craft Workshops for Women are back for Fall 2019 at Marché des Artisanats Dunham with new workshops as well as some old favourites. “Intro to Zentangle” takes place on Sunday, September 29. A complete list is available on Facebook @marchedesartisanatsdunham. For more information call 450-295-2252 or email michilynnd@gmail.com. Come and have some fun.

St. Paul’s in Concert presents Music and Poetry on Sunday, September 29 at the Church in Knowlton. The concert features poems by David Chennell, Gloria Leney and David Edmond with music by Tom Ransom and Shirley Spencer with Pierre Cabana on St. Paul’s Casavant pipe organ. The suggested donation is $10 to support upgrading of the organ’s Hauptwerk system. For information call 450-539-2259 or e-mail stpaulsknowlton@gmail.com.

ONGOING EVENTS

Here are some ongoing events. The Knowlton Lions Club is accepting requests for Christmas baskets from Friday, October 18 until Friday, November 15 in Knowlton Academy at 81 Victoria in Knowlton.

Cowansville’s Public Market is open on Thursdays from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. until October 3 at 1122 South Street in Cowansville.

Sutton Saturday Market is open every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. until October 26 at 2 Curley Street, featuring farm products, plants, baked goods, many crafters and lots of items for everyone. There is a cantine on site. For information call Marc at 450-292-4618.

The Town of Brome Lake Farmer’s Market is open every Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until October 12 at 48 Maple in Knowlton featuring many local products. For information call 450-242-2020 or e-mail info@ville.lac-brome.qc.ca.

The Marché de la Station Gourmande in Farnham is open Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. until October 5 at 313 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville.

The Marché Fermier in Frelighsburg is open Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. until October 12 at 2 Place de l'Hôtel de ville.

The Family Counter in the St-Édouard Church basement is open every Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at 366 Knowlton Road in Knowlton. On the first Thursday of each month, fill a bag for $7. They accept clean articles in good condition, including clothing, boots, shoes, toys, bedding, dishes and small appliances. Please do not bring skis, TVs, furniture or large appliances. For more information call 450-242-2518.

PRRP Abercorn is open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 11 Church Street West in Abercorn across from the town hall. There are all sorts of new and used articles for the family. Donations are accepted and welcome. For information or to become a volunteer, call Marcelle Lefebvre at 450-538-3209.