Tuesday, November 5
Fall lecture series begins
“Tarred and Feathered: Rough Justice in 19th -Century Ontario
Grey Roots, County Road 18 south of Owen Sound
1:00 p.m, repeated at 2:30 p.m.
Elysia DeLaurentis presents material that will be of special interest
to readers and writers of historical works. Complimentary
refreshments. Free to members, for others, free with admission to all
Grey Roots offers.
Wednesday, November 6
Gingerbread House Workshop
7 p.m at The Big Dipper, Queen Street North, Paisley
An opportunity for those 12 and up to make, bake, and decorate a
gingerbread house. Limited space, so preregistering is a must at
Alicia's, Pastime Goldmine. A great way to get ready for the village's
5th annual Gingerbread House Contest!
Thursday, November 7
Reading and More
Southampton Town Hall, corner of High St. And Hwy 21  7 p.m.
Maureen Jennings, author of the Murdoch Mysteries and other
best-selling novels, shares her latest works. Free event. Because of
space limitations, preregister with Southampton Branch Library
Saturday, November 9
One-Day Book Sale
Hanover Public Library, Tenth Street, Hanover
Just in time for stocking your shelves or finding gifts for readers.
Saturday, November 9
Sauble Sandpipers Christmas Sale
Community Centre, Sauble Beach
Features varied handmade gifts, homebaking, candy, pet treats, books,
and Christmas decor items.  Have lunch in the tea room.
Saturday, November 9, evening
Flesherton KinPlex
Drew Hayden Taylor, novelist, humourist, playwright.
A unique perspective on Indigenous people. Advance table bookings a
good idea! Call South Grey Museum for more information 519-924-2843 or
Monday, November 11
Remembrance Day at a cenotaph near you. Please attend and mark this
occasion while we consider the sacrifices of those who have served and
continue to serve Canada in our military.
Thursdays, November 14 and 21
Writers' Round Table
2-4 p.m.
Treasure Chest Museum, Queen Street North, Paisley.
Writers in all genres welcome. Bring copies of your work for best
feedback, and your own snack if you wish. Share the rental with a $5.
contribution. Note- tickets for the Museum's December Tour of Heritage
Homes will be available.
Thursday, November 14
Owen Sound Public Library
7:00 p.m.
“Beyond the Trees” with Adam Shoalts, explorer extraordinaire, talks
about his solo journey across Canada's Arctic. Hosted by Owen Sound
Field Naturalists. Copies of Adam's new book availabble for signing.
Friday, November 15
Grand Opening, Paisley Christmas Market
10 a.m.
In a sparkling new space at 533 Queen Street, you'll find dozens of
vendors offering foods, crafts, and books. The market continues
Tues-Sat until mid-December. Check the photos at  or find it on facebook.
Friday, November 15
Owen Sound Library
Poet Laureate Hand-off from Lauren Best (2017-2019) to Richard-Yves
Sitoski (2019- 2021). Doors open at 6:30, celebration at 7:00 p.m..
Come for verse performance, the two poets interviewing each other, and
Richard reading poems [up to 10 lines] contributed by anyone who
wishes to bring or compose on the spot!
Saturday, November 16
Christmas Market and Snack Bar
The Plex, Tomlinson Drive, Port Elgin
10 am to 2 pm, featuring baking, regifted items, crafts, a lottery and
50/50 draw all in aid of Saugeen Memorial Hospital. The snack bar
offers sausage on a bun, pie and beverage.
Monday, November 18
1 pm to 3 pm
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Victoria Street, Southampton
Two experienced researchers present “Retrieving and Interpreting
Military Records” as the feature of the Bruce County Genealogical
Society's Annual Meeting. Free admission, everyone interested is
welcome to learn more.
Wednesday, November 20
Book and CD Launch
7:00 p.m. The Ginger Press, 848 Second Ave. E Owen Sound
Rob Rolfe and Larry Jensen present “Late Nights on Irish Mountain” a
storytelling collaboration that is a legacy project of the past joint
Poets Laureate, with book illustrations by Patti Waterfield, and
musical contributions by other local performers.
Friday, November 22
Double Book Signing
7 p.m. The Ginger Press, Owen Sound
Sally Cooper (With My Back to the World) and Claire Tacon (In Search
of the Perfect Singing Flamingo) will read from and sign their new
books. Their discussion may touch on motherhood, creativity,
nostalgia, and complicated families.
Tuesday, November 26
Writers' BLOC
7 -9 p.m. Activities Centre, Elgin Lodge, Mary Street Port Elgin
All who write or read or enjoy being read to are welcome. This month's
challenge – expand on an idiom – the cat out of the bag, the elephant
in the room, the horse of a different colour, or any other expression
that inspires you. No fee. Bring a snack if you wish. Please sign in
at the reception desk on arrival.
Friday, November 29
7 p.m.
Santa arrives in Paisley! A great small-town parade with floats,
music, marchers, horses, and more.
Advance notice
Saturday, December 7
Tour of Heritage Homes
Visit six heritage homes, decorated for the festive season. Tickets in
advance at the Treasure Chest Museum. 519-353-7176  $20 person
includes light lunch at the Museum from 11:30