Wednesdays, July 4, 11, 18, 25
Coulter Parkette, Goderich & Green streets
11ish to 1ish
Guest Authors at Port Elgin Farmers' Market. July 4 Robin Hilborn, signing his new book The Bruce and earlier titles of local history. July 11, Paul Hock, author and illustrator with his cha
Saturday, July 7
10 am to noon
Bestselling author Susanna Kearsley

Port Elgin Branch Library, 708 Goderich Street, parking at rear off Elgin Street SEATS MUST BE BOOKED in ADVANCE. No cost, just register with the Library 519-832-2201 as seating is limited. Susanna will chat, read, and autograph copies of her latest novel, Bellewether. If you cannot attend, you can reserve a signed copy by prepurchase at the library. This event supports Friends of Port Elgin Branch Library.
Saturday, July 7
2:00 p.m. Susanna Kearsley at Walkerton Branch Library. Call or e-mail to reserve a seat. 519-881-3240
Sunday, July 8
1:00 -2:00 p.m.

Susanna Kearsley at Wiarton Branch Library, 578 Brown Street, Wiarton. Call 519-534-2602 or e-mail to reserve a (free) seat.


Sunday, July 8
5 p.m.
Summer Reconciliation Dinner

Southampton United Church, 18 Victoria Street Everyone welcome. Please bring an open heart, a mind for reconciliation and a dinner dish to share. Guest speaker Maya Falesy of GC Huston School, will present her speech on residential school. Display of student work on residential schools and reconciliation. Donations accepted. Please RSVP


Tuesday, July 10
7:00 p.m.
Ripley Huron Cemetery, 1 Park Street, Ripley

Bruce County Genealogicial Society presents a guided Cemetery Walk. Hear stories of the settlers and descendants buried here. Coffee and donuts to follow.


Thursdays, July 12 and 19
2-4 p.m.
Writers' Round Table

The Big Dipper Bakery Cafe, Queen Street North, Paisley All writers are welcome to gather and hear/read offerings from works-in-progress. Any genre. No fee, just pay for your own snack from the delicious treats. Off-street parking behind the community centre.
Friday, July 20
Queen's Bar and Grillè
603 Goderich Street, Port Elgin
7:00 p.m.
Masquerade Book Launch for local author A.A. Gordon, creator of The
Dowrra Series. This is a semi-formal event, to which guests are asked
to wear cocktail dresses or ties as appropriate. Masks will be
provided if needed. Signed books available for purchase. Please RSVP
The Queen's on facebook Events page. You can also find out more about
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Friday, July 27 to Sunday, July 29
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre and at Southampton Pioneer Park
8th Annual Marine Heritage Festival

Opens 5:00 p.m. Friday at the Museum, runs all day Saturday and Sunday until 8:30 p.m. Mostly free, with sales of food and other items. Fun events for whole family including cardboard boat races, canoe tug of war, BBQs, ecumenical worship, bike races, etc. More info at


Tuesday, July 31
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Activities Centre, Elgin Lodge, Mary Street, Port Elgin
Writers' BLOC

Informal gathering of writers in any genre. Bring copies of your work and/or a response to this month's challenge: up to 1,000 words in any format written from the point of view of a non-human. If walls, plants, pets, jewellery or other objects could talk, what tales could one tell? No fee, bring own snack, please sign in at the reception desk on arrival.