Wednesday, September 5
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
Last Farmers' Market of the season

Coulter Parkette, downtown Port Elgin Enjoy the plentiful veggies, meats, baking, pickles, artisanal crafts, and books from local producers.

Wednesday, September 5
PARC Pot-Luck Lunch

The Plex, Tomlinson Ave Port Elgin Members [current and new] welcome to join the bunch for a get-together meal. Bring your own utensils as there will not be a kitchen crew.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 7 – 9
Unifor Centre and other venues in Saugeen Shores
Canadian Big Band Celebration

Commemorating the Lake Huron dance pavilions and the local bands who provided the music for five decades. Ticket information at

Sunday, September 9
all day
Paisley Fall Fair

Fairgrounds and riverside Palace, Paisley A family-friendly event famed for educational activities, youth livestock showing, and the horse show.

Sunday, September 9
Eden Mills Writers' Festival
noon to six p.m.

Thirtieth Anniversary event in the village of Eden Mills, featuring readings, Publishers' Way, poetry slam and more. Saturday workshops are sold out, but you can still enjoy Sunday's open readings and more. Shuttle buses from Guelph. Full program at

Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12
Arran-Tara Fall Fair
Fairgrounds at the Community Centre in Tara

Evening lawn tractor races, indoor exhibits, daytime 4-H livestock judging and outdoor games. A traditional fair with parade and much, much more.

Saturday, September 15 and Sunday, September 16
10:00 am to 4:00 pm each day
Wild for the Arts Festival
MacGregor Point Provincial Park

Day-long festival with artists in many media on campsites. Free admission to the Park. Visitors can walk around the loop meeting the makers and musicians. Writer-in-Residence David Beverly Foster offers readings from his book “Walking Home” to facilitate conversation around humans' relationship with nature. He and his musical partner will perform as From Forest and Field.

Thursdays, September 13 and 20
Writers Round Table
2-4 p.m.

Big Dipper Bakery Cafe, Queen St. North, Paisley Gather informally to share your works in progress with other writers – all genres and levels of experience welcome. No fee, pay for lunch or snacks from the on-site-made menu choices.

Monday, September 17, at 7:00 p.m.
Kimberley Community Hall.
An evening with Glenn Trivett
- and introduction to indigenous culture and issues. Glenn Trivett is an Ojibway knowledge keeper and medicine man. He has traveled extensively throughout Ontario on initiatives related to Indigenous youth empowerment and healthy relationships. His unique presentation style and perspective leaves those he touches with a much stronger understanding of the issues and hope for the future.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at 7:00 p.m..
Kimberley Community Hall.
An evening with Cecily Ross - author of *The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie*

Cecily Ross writes with keen insight supported by remarkable historical detail. It has been said that Ross succeeds in dramatizing Susanna Moodies's conflicted spirit more effectively than the pioneer writer might have done herself.

Wednesday, September 19
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Memorabilia Scanning
Port Elgin Branch Library

Friends of the Library seek photos, documents, or other memorabilia of the library or other buildings and businesses in its neighbourhood to scan in preparation for celebration events and displays when the Library marks its 110th Anniversary later this fall. Please e-mail or call 519-378-5670 for information or offer items. NOTE please do not take items to the library before this date.

Tuesday, September 25
Writers' BLOC
7-9 p.m.
Activities Centre, Elgin Lodge, Mary Street, Port Elgin

Join a group of writers to share your response to the monthly challenge or other works. This month: up to 1,000 words created by choosing an already published story/article/memoir, then transposing the opening and ending: They lived happily ever was the best of times, it was the worst of times. In the middle – your characters, your plot, your setting!

Saturday, September 29 4.00 p.m..
Bill Bissett and Brian Henderson.

Another double bill poetry event to celebrate 100 THOUSAND POETS FOR CHANGE at the Elora Poetry Centre.

Saturday, September 29 and Sunday, September 30
downtown Port Elgin

Pumpkinfest returns, complete with giant veggies, a farmers' marketplace, car show and lots of orange! Visit for details and how to get there without parking worries.

Sunday, September 30 deadline
Offerings for the fall 2018 of The Leaf need to arrive by Canada Post before this date. The theme is PEACE for which short fiction, poetry, author profiles, personal essays, and book reviews will be considered for publication. Full guidelines at