Calendar

August

 
Fridays, August 5 until Labour Day weekend 9 am til 2 pm Marine Heritage  Market Square Southampton, beside the Coliseum...entrance off High Street Many and varied goods from area vendors of crafts, art, wearables, and edibles. Saturday, August 6 Author Event with novelist Susanna Kearsley Hosted by Bruce County Public Library Fairy Lake Pavilion, High Street, Southampton 2 p.m. Reading from and chatting about her newest book The Vanished Days, Susanna Kearsley returns to delight her many fans in and around her former hometown of Port Elgin. Copies of the book can be reserved until noon Saturday from Broad Horizons Books 519-832-6025 broadhorizons19@gmail.com  or purchased on site for cash only. A portion of the proceeds goes to support local library branches. Sunday, August 7 Kincardine and District Horticultural Society Garden Tour Rain or shine event, 12 noon to 4:30 p.m. Tour 8 gardens, some with plants or garden art for sale. Tickets $15 from Wilder and Rain, Queen Street, Kincardine. The group uses proceeds to support public gardens at the flagpole and cemetery, and welcomes new members. Monday, August 8 Local Authors Night 7 pm Presented by the Historical Society and the Genealogical Society of Bruce County at Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Victoria Street, Southampton. Talks and readings by three researcher/writers with projects about the county: John Carter, Robin Hilborn Kevin McCague. Wine and cheese refreshments (cash bar), books available to buy. Limited seating, free admission. Wednesday, August 10 Guest author Jennifer Frankum Port Elgin Farmers Market   Green & Goderich streets, downtown Meet a poet whose two collections draw inspiration from family life, find the humour in household tasks, and can make pets of dust bunnies. Her rhymed book “Now That You Are Two” continues to delight the very young. You may even hear her read unpublished work inspired by a trip to Newfoundland...

Wednesday, August 10
Poetry Reading and Workshop
1:00 pm to 4:pm
The Art Shoppe, Miller Lake, N.B.P. (Summerhouse Resort)
THE FUN OF WRITING POETRY with published poet and author
Winston Uytenbogaart
1:00 pm to 4:pm
The Art Shoppe, Miller Lake, N.B.P. (Summerhouse Resort)
THE FUN OF WRITING POETRY with published poet and author
Winston Uytenbogaart
Thursdays, August 11 and 18 Writers Electronic Round Table 2 – 4 p.m. Via Google Meets Open to writers in all genres who wish to share work for feedback and coaching. Contact Lee Johnston for full details and link la.johnston333@gmail.com Mondays August 15 and other Mondays that are not holidays PARC  Duplicate Bridge return of  in-person play at the Plex, Port Elgin doors open 12:15, play begins 12:30 ALSO offering Kitchen Bridge for the less-skilled same time, but in the PARC kitchen. Come alone or with a partner For more info, contact Beth timbethot@gmail.com Wednesday, August 17 Guest author/artist Paul Hock Port Elgin Farmers Market Green & Goderich streets, downtown At The Brucedale Press tent, Paul Hock offers stories with wide appeal. His drawings capture personalities from the pages of books for young and older. Friday, August 19 to Sunday, August 21 Bruce County Heritage Show at the BCH Farm, south of Paisley on County Road 3 All the tractors, farm machinery, accessories and artifacts you can imagine! Horses, heritage displays, and home-style food. Three days outdoors and inside to celebrate rural life. Full schedule, including admission and parade times at Bruce County Heritage Association's facebook page or visit www.bruceheritage.com Saturday, August 20 Ripley's Food, Art and Craft Festival Ripley-Huron Community Centre, 9:30 am to 1:30 p.m more than 30 local vendors, offering  treats and handcrafted treasures small and large Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21 The Northern Ontario Book Fair  returns as a live event Timins Ontario Book fair on Saturday 10 am to 4 pm with area authors' books for sale [prebooked vendors only]. Sunday, workshops and guest speakers to help writers build their skills. A great weekend trip! Contact WritingCommunity.ca for further info if you wish to attend. Wednesday, August 24 At Port Elgin Farmers Market 9 am to 2 pm Brucedale's Bonanza of Books for kids---from preschoolers to young adults, special prices on picturebooks, adventure novels, historical fiction created by area authors and illustrators with real, close-to-home settings.
 
 
Thursday, August 25
Live Podcast Recording
6 p.m.L.E. Shore Library, 173 Bruce Street Meaford
Hosted by Geoff Bowes with Richard J. Thomas as featured author, this
live recording session kicks off a planned series called The Author's
Voice. Library phone for more info is 519-599-3681 Tuesday, August 30 Writers' BLOC Theme: another 'summer potluck' “meeting” by e-mail  7 – 9 pm or when you can Sharing up to 1,000 words in any genre or style by sending out for comments, reading other offerings and providing feedback to other participants. For more details, contact writersbloc1991@gmail.com Wednesday, August 31 NOT the last market of the season in Port Elgin! This year, the downtown Farmers Market carries on until September 28 9 am to 2 pm Offering produce and locally-produced sauces, lamb, wearables, home decor, plants for your fall garden, sign-up info for fitness or crafting, and much more! Anytime Especially of interest to writers, Open Book Ontario offers on-line presentations to inspire and intrigue. Interviews with authors, how-to, why-to sessions, all free, on your own schedule. Current samples: Vikki Vansickle on Why Great Kids' Lit Can Rhyme and Not be a Crime (If You Take Your Time) Or, you might like Joyce Grant's reasons for writing a book that helps kids spot fake news. Or, Russell Smith on the Three Types of Memoir and How to Write One.  Visit www.openbook.ca for links to these and many more opportunities.
Open 8 am to 5 pm, offering boat tours to the historic Chantry Island lighthouse, a gift shop, and info on other activities and events of the Southampton Marine Heritage Society, including the Friday markets they host.