Community Bulletin Board May 16

MAY 16

Mental Health Estrie is holding an Information Session on where to find mental health services on Thursday, May 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Emmanuel United Church at 203 Principale in Cowansville.  Learn about the help that is available and how to reach these services, meet people and organizations involved in mental health care, and participate in questions and answers about services.  The event is sponsored by Mental Health Estrie in collaboration with the CIUSSS de l’Estrie-CHUS, CLSC La Pommeraie, Oasis, l'Eveil, Le Phare, Maison Dunham House, Avante Women’s Centre, the Haute-Yamaska Suicide Prevention Centre and the Caregivers’ Support Group.  For information call Mental Health Estrie at 819-565-3777 or e-mail 

MAY 17

Avante Women’s Centre presents Health Matters on the topic “What’s New in Palliative Care” on Friday, May 17 at 10:00 a.m. in the Cowansville CLSC.  This is a pre-recorded presentation by a leading specialist in gerontology and support for caregivers, followed by a soup lunch.  Admission is free.  Everyone is welcome.  For information call 450-248-0530 or e-mail 

The Club de la Bonne Humeur is hosting a Mother’s Day Supper on Friday, May 17 at 5:30 p.m. in the hall in Bondville.  For reservations call 450-243-5620 or go to

You are invited to an Old Time Country and Bluegrass Concert on Friday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m. in St. James Anglican Church in Foster.  This is a benefit concert to repair the church doors featuring Connie & Friends and The Provencher Family Bluegrass Band.  Admission is by freewill donation.  For information call Connie at 450-539-2301. 

MAY 18

Town of Brome Lake is holding a Free Document Shredding Day on Saturday, May 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the big parking lot of the Brome Lake Community Center in Knowlton.  This initiative is for residents who wish to dispose of confidential documents in complete safety.  For information call 450-243-6111. 

Il y aura une remise d’arbres par la Deputée de Brome-Missisquoi Isabelle Charest dans le cadre du mois de l’arbre et des fôrets samedi le 18 mai de 10h00 à midi dans le stationnement du 170 rue de Sherbrooke à Cowansville.  Planter un arbre, c’est recréer sa ville!  Il y a une limite d’une arbre par famille.  Premier arrivéd, premier sertvi.  Pour renseignements composez le 450-266-7410. 

There will be a free tree distribution by our MNA for Brome-Missisquoi Isabelle Charest as part of Tree and Forest Month on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the parking area of 170 Sherbrooke Street in Cowansville.  Planting a tree rejuvenates your town.  There is a limit of one tree per family.  First come, first served.  For information call 450-266-7410. 

The Brome County Historical Society invites you to its Museum Opening and Royal Knowlton Tea Party on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the museum in Knowlton.  Food and drinks begin at 11:30 a.m.  Come and learn about upcoming events, renew your membership, enjoy fun activities and visit the museum.  Join the museum staff and volunteers for the launch of the 2019 summer season, including a tea social, various games and more.  Don’t miss your chance to win a year-long family membership and to purchase discounted early-bird tickets to the Night at the Museum Gala.  For information call 450-243-6782 or go to

The musical duo Squeegee plays their brand of popular music on Saturday, May 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  in the Star Café at 61 Lakeside in Knowlton.  Admission is free. 

The Annual Leigh-Ann Never-Give-Up Spaghetti Supper Fund-Raiser takes place on Saturday, May 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Salle des Chevaliers de Colomb in Cowansville.  The donation is $10 for adults, $5 for children 10 and under and free for kids 4 and under.  Supper is followed by an Arts and Crafts Auction and then music with Smokin Country.  The donation for the music only is $5.  All profits go to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.  For reservations call Ross at 450-266-1716. 

There is a Country Dance with music by Gary Darling on Saturday, May 18 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. 

MAY 18, 19 &20

In addition to its regular indoor craft market, Marché des Artisans Dunham is holding its annual May Long-Weekend Garage Sale on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, May 18, 19 and 20 starting at 9:00 a.m., weather permitting, at 3786 rue Principale Dunham. 

MAY 19

Waterloo Royal Canadian Legion is holding its Monthly Breakfast on Sunday, May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Legion hall at 77 Lewis Street East in Waterloo.  The donation is $10.  For information call 450-539-3436. 

You are invited to Breakfast at the Cowansville Royal Canadian Legion on Sunday, May 19 from 9:00 .a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the hall at 120 Davignon in Cowansville.  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. 

St. James Anglican Church in Foster welcomes you to a special Service of Holy Communion officiated by Bishop Mary on Sunday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m..  There will be a dedication of 4 plaques for those who have died in the past year.  Please join the congregation afterwards for a light lunch in the hall.  Everyone is welcome.  For information call Kate at 450-539-1123. 

MAY 21

Avante Women’s Centre invites all women to a Potluck Supper on Tuesday, May 21 at 6:00 p.m. in the Centre at 15 du Pont in Bedford.  Bring your favourite dish to share.  For information call 450-248-0530 or e-mail 

MAY 22

The Brome-Missisquoi Chamber of Commerce in collaboration with the Brome-Missisquoi MRC will host recent immigrants to Quebec at an employment integration fair called “A Job on Quebec Soil” on Wednesday, May 22.  Companies wishing to enroll in the program and have the opportunity to meet pre-qualified candidates can contact the office at 450-266-1665. 


MAY 25

Here are a few events coming up next week.  Cowansville Royal Canadian Legion invites you to a Chicken Supper on Saturday, May 25 at the Legion hall in Cowansville.  The cost is $15.  For information call 450-263-3543.  Everyone is welcome. 

MAY 26

The Brome County Historical Society is holding an Antiques Market on Sunday, May 26 on the museum grounds in Knowlton.  With over 30 vendors, you are sure to find whatever antiques and artisanal objects your heart desires.  Admission is free.  For information call 450-243-6782 or go to

The Yamaska Valley Optimist Club is sponsoring a Fashion Show Fund-Raiser on Sunday, May 26 at Bistro Le Relais in Knowlton.  All proceeds go to PANDA Brome-Missisquoi, which supports kids with ADHD disorder.  For information call 450-243-5605.  And we’ll have more on next week’s events in the next Thursday update. 


Here are some ongoing events.  The Pettes Memorial Library is seeking donations of gently used books for its July book sale.  Books can be dropped off during regular library hours until May 31 at 276 Knowlton Road.  Please do not bring magazines, textbooks or encyclopedias.  For information call 450-243-6128 or go to

Granby Pentecostal Church is hosting “The Alpha Film Series” every Tuesday beginning April 23 at 7:00 p.m. at 525 Simmons South in Granby.  This is a free eight-week program complete with coffee, donuts and discussion.  Please let them know you are coming by calling 450-378-1125. 

Sutton Saturday Market is open every Saturday starting on May 11 at 2 Curley Street in Sutton, 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 Family Counter in the St-Édouard Church basement is open every Thursday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. and on the third Thursday of the month from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 364 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, furniture or large appliances. 

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.