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Puslinch Community Newsletter – October 2019

Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market 

The Aberfoyle Farmers’ Market is your local market next door with farm-fresh foods, locally grown produce, and handmade goods. Grow with us, every Saturday 8am – 1pm (rain or shine) until the end of October. Enjoy a cup of organic fair trade coffee while you shop, or sit and savour any one of our delicious on-site food options, including apple fritters, breakfast sandwiches, and a bounty of baked goods! Follow us on Facebook @aberfoylefarmersmarket and Instagram @aberfoylefarmers for regular updates, and mark your calendars for the following special event days: 

ANNUAL CRAFT MARKET. October 26, 8am – 1pm. Get a head start on Christmas shopping as the market will be full of new and returning artisans and craft vendors. There’s something for everyone, including beautiful handmade goods, home decor, jewelry, clothing & accessories, soaps & bath products, and so much more! Take the time to stock up on veggies, meats, and honey while you’re there! We’ll have all your fall favourites including garlic, potatoes, and apples to name just a few! 

Arkell United Church 

AFTERNOON OUT. Wednesday, October 9 and 23, 2-4pm at 600 Arkell Road, Arkell. Cards, Sweets and More. Contact Ross at 519-822-6063. 

SENIOR’S LUNCH. Tuesday, October 15, 12-2pm at 600 Arkell Road, Arkell. An afternoon of food, music, cards and fellowship. Contact the church at 519-821-7623 

FALL DINNER. Friday, October 25, at 5pm to 7pm. Tickets $15, children 5-12 $7, under 5 free. Leave message at church for tickets, 519-821-7623 or pay at the door. Followed at 7 – 9pm. with first Musical Hootenanny of the season. Sign up for your time in the spotlight or just sit and enjoy. 600 Arkell Road, Arkell. 

Badenoch Community Centre 

BADENOCH MUSIC NIGHTS will start Friday October 4, 2019. For information call: Flo 519-763-9782 

CORE YOGA WORKOUT. Working with stability ball and hand weights. Wednesdays at 9am. 

GENTLE YOGA. Working with hand weights and a foam roller. Wednesdays at 10am. 

HATHA YOGA. Wednesdays at 7:30pm. All levels welcome – contact Angie 519-994-5620 

CRAFTY AFTERNOON Start date TBC. Wednesdays 1-4pm. Bring whatever project you are working on. Join us for an afternoon of Crafty, Chirps and Chats. Call Flo at 519-763-9782 for start date. 

COMMUNITY QUILT set up for those who wish to quilt. This is a community winter project and will be raffled at the Annual BBQ in Aug 2020. Please contact Flo at 519-763-9782 for more information. Page 2 of

Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre 

BIRD BANDING AND FALL HIKES on Saturday October 5 from 8:30am to noon. Come and watch the birds as they are banded and enjoy a hike on the trails. Drop by the picnic shelter anytime during the morning. No charge, but donations are appreciated. Bring the whole family! Crieff Hills is located at 7098 Concession 1, Puslinch. www.crieffhills.com 

MANNA DAY SPEAKER, MICHELLE O’ROURKE on Thursday, October 31 2019, from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm. Michelle O’Rourke is the author of Befriending Death: Henri Nouwen and a Spirituality of Dying (Orbis Books, 2009). This day-long events costs only $25 per person and include a hearty hot lunch in Mclean Hall. Pre-registration is required. Please call 1-800-884-1525 or email programs@crieffhills.com at least one week before the event. Crieff Hills is located at 7098 Concession 1, Puslinch. 

Mount Carmel-Zion United Church 

SENIORS’ POTLUCK LUNCHEON. Wednesday, October 2nd – Noon (gathering 11:30 a.m. on) – at the Community Centre in Aberfoyle with Chet Skibinsky entertaining on the Accordion. 

Reservations appreciated call Mary Beth at 519-822-6211 or email janetc@sentex.net. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend. 

HARVEST AND HOLLY BAZAAR AND LUNCH. Saturday, November 9th, 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 

Baking, Produce, Plants, Handcrafts, Deli Treats, Evergreen Arrangements & Christmas Delights at Puslinch Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Bring a friend. 

REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE. Monday November 11th, at Puslinch Community Centre at 10:00am. Cenotaph at 11:00am 

Optimist Recreation Centre 

PICKLEBALL – Optimist Recreation Centre gymnasium, every Monday and Wednesday (except statutory holidays) 1:30 to 3:30pm. $5.00 each session. Everyone welcome. For further information contact June 519-763-0309, Lois 519-831-4052. 

Puslinch Branch Library – Oct/Nov Programmes

To register for programmes call 519-763-8026 

STORIES AND STROLLERS BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Adult book club for parents/caregivers with young children, meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Discussing Girl Runner by Carrie Snyder. Please register. Tuesday, October 1, 2:00 – 3:00 pm 

STORY TIME (5 YEARS AND UNDER) Our Story Times are designed to help your child get ready for reading. Share stories, songs, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. 

Thursdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 11:00 – 11:45 am. 

FRIDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Discussing 2019 Evergreen Award titles. Please register. 

Friday, October 4, 1:00 – 2:00 pm. 

CRICUT CREATIONS (ADULTS) Learn to use a Cricut electronic cutting machine to create a stencilled wood sign. Machines are also available for in-branch use. Please register. 

Saturday, October 5, 10:30 – 12:00 pm. 

LET THE GAMES BEGIN (ADULT) 

From cards to puzzles, checkers to word games, drop by the library for a friendly challenge. Please register. Tuesday, October 8, 2:00 – 3:30 pm. 

SCRABBLE CLUB (ADULTS) Join us for an afternoon of casual word building entertainment! No experience necessary. Please register. Wednesdays, October 9, 23, 2:00 – 4:00 pm. 

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULT) Discussing Somewhere in France by Jennifer Robson. Please register. 

Tuesday, October 15, 1:30 – 2:30 pm. 

UKULELE BOOT CAMP (ALL AGES) Learn the basics of playing a ukulele and a song or two. Bring your own or play one of ours – we’ll learn together. Uke can do it! Please register. 

Saturday, October 19, 11:00 – 12:00 pm 

MASTER OUR NEW ONLINE CATALOGUE (ADULTS) Be one of the first to see and use our new, intuitive online catalogue! Browse our collection, learn about the new features and discover your next great read! New catalogue coming November 2019. Please register. Thursday, October, 24, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. 

THURSDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Discussing The Sound of Gravel by Ruth Wariner. Please register. 

Thursday, October 24, 6:30 – 7:30 pm. 

BIBLIOCRAFT BOOK PAGE PUMPKIN (ADULTS) Make something crafty out of recycled library materials. Create a book page pumpkin just in time for Halloween! Please register. 

Friday, October 25, 2:00 – 3:30 pm 

PD DAY PROGRAMME: POSTCARDS FOR PEACE (GRADES JK-6) Visit our postcard station at the library to express messages of thanks to those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. Please register. Friday, November 1, 10:30 am – 11:30 am. 

FRIDAY BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Discussing They Left Us Everything by Plum Johnson. Please register. 

Friday, November 1, 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm.

POSTCARDS FOR PEACE (ALL AGES) Visit our postcard station at the library during Veterans’ week to express messages of thanks to those who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. During branch hours. Drop in. November 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, during branch hours. 

STORIES AND STROLLERS BOOK CLUB (ADULTS) Adult book club for parents/caregivers with young children, meeting the first Tuesday of each month. Discussing I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Please register. Tuesday, November 05, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 

SCRABBLE CLUB (ADULTS) Join us for an afternoon of casual word building entertainment! No experience necessary. Please register. Wednesday, November 06, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. 

STORY TIME (5 YEARS AND UNDER) Our Story Times are designed to help your child get ready for reading. Share stories, songs, rhymes, and activities aimed at developing your child’s early literacy skills. Parents and caregivers are encouraged to participate. 

Thursdays, November 7, 14, 21, 28, 11:00 – 11:45 am 

WILD WELLINGTON WEATHER (ADULTS) 

Join us for this special presentation by Kyle Smith from the Wellington County Museum and Archives as he shares stories of wild weather in Wellington County. Please register. 

Thursday, November 07, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 

For complete programme information, visit www.wellington.ca/Library 

Puslinch Historical Society 

ONTARIO HERITAGE STEAM MUSEUM TOUR. Tuesday, October 15th at 7 p.m. 7192 Gore Road, Puslinch. Ride a people mover drawn by a steam tractor, followed by a tour of the Museum. In case of rain, the Museum Tour will begin at 7 p.m. 

HISTORY FILM. Tuesday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Screening the National Film Board’s documentary, “Lost Over Burma.” Brad Whitcombe Room, Puslinch Library. Come and discover the Puslinch connection. 

Puslinch Optimist Club 

SANTA PARADE. Optimist Club invites you to participate in the annual Santa Parade on Sun. Nov. 24. Please be at the Fire Hall at 7404 Wellington Road 34, Puslinch at 1.00 pm to begin the parade at 2pm. The theme this year is “Toys in the Attic.” The parade route will be 7404 Wellington Road 34, east to the lights at Wellington Road 46, south to Maple Leaf Lane and finish at the rear entrance to the Community Center Grounds. There will be an opportunity for the kids to meet and greet Santa in the arena following the parade. Santa’s mailbox will be sent directly to the North Pole and answered. We will accept donation for the food bank along the parade route. Please confirm your interest in our event. 519-763- 0309. 

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding & Learning Centre  

SUNRISE ‘LITTLE BREECHES’ CLUB. Fun, safe introduction to horses for children of all abilities, aged 4-7. Set of five 2-hour visits (choice of AM or PM): October 5, 19, 26, Nov 3 (Riding Day!) and Nov 9. To register visit www.sunrise-therapeutic.ca or call 519-837-0558 x23. 

Township of Puslinch 

PROPERTY TAXES. Due on October 31, 2019. 

FACILITY RENTALS. Looking to host an event? For facility rentals or more information please visit us at https://www.puslinch.ca/en/explore-us/community-facilities.asp 

DOG CONTROL AND DOG CATCHING. The Township of Puslinch is now using the Cambridge Humane Society for dog control and dog catching. Please call the Cambridge and District Humane Society at (519) 623-6323 or (519) 623-7405. 

Whistle Stop Co-op 

PRESCHOOL. Spaces available Monday-Wednesday and Friday mornings. Puslinch Community Centre 

9:00am-11:30am. More information can be found at www.whistlestoppreschool.com or call Sandra 519-239- 9878 

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