Wednesday, Sept. 4
LAST MARKET Day Port Elgin Farmers' Market

9 am to 2 pm downtown at Coulter Parkette, corner of Goderich and Green streets An array of local products from friendly vendors offering veggies, preserves, baking, clothing, jewellery, books, decorative items, meats, fish, wine, and more. Make sure to collect brochures, business cards or website info from those you'd like to patronize beyond market season...some have on-farm outlets, or participate in fairs and shows.


Sunday, September 8
Paisley's annual Fall Fair
Beside the Saugeen River in central Paisley

Themed Denim Dreams, this small-town, large-hearted fair has plenty of activities for the whole family to see and learn from. Check out the 4-H calf show, displays of homecrafts and school projects, food booths. Tickets for the Beef Dinner are best reserved ahead --available from board members, including Linda Baumberger 519-832-2953.


Sunday, September 8
Reconciliation Event – Launch of “The Story of the Jingle Dress”
St. Andrews Church, 47 Albert Street North, Southampton

2:00 p.m. Book launch with author Sharon Isaac of Saugeen First Nation and screening of two films co-produced with Sharon's daughter, Kelsey. Refreshments available from St. Andrews and the Southampton Cultural Heritage Conservancy. Please RSVP to Laura Robinson, 519-270-9050 or


Tuesday, September 10 and Wednesday September 11
Arran Tara Fair
Fairgrounds and community centre, Tara

Evening program includes viewing of exhibits from agricultural to homecrafts, activities for kids, and commercial vendors. Wednesday offers a parade, livestock show and indoor displays continue. See you there!
Wednesday, September 11
Resilience: Transforming Our Community showing
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, 180 Victoria Street N, Southampton
Doors open 7:00 p.m. Screening/talk at 7;30.
Documentary coproduced and presented by Liz Zetlin and featuring
others from Grey-Bruce Tickets available for this and other events in
the DaVinci Discovery Series: Climate Crisis and Hope for a Better contacting BCMCC 519-797-2080


Thursdays, September 12 and 19
Writers' Round Table
2-4 p.m
Treasure Chest Museum, Queen Street North, Paisley

Bring copies of works-in-progress to read and gain friendly feedback, your own snack or drink, and $5 for share of the rental. All writers in any genre are welcome. Come to hear others' ideas, gather information on contests, markets, and events of interest to writers and readers.


Saturday, September 14
Fish Fry
Underwood Community Centre, Concession 6, Bruce

Presented by Underwood-Wesley Pastoral Charge, this supper includes fish, potatoes, salad, homemade desserts deserving of fame. For tickets, contact Sandy Ribey, 519-368-5304


Tuesday, September 24
Writers' BLOC
7-9 p.m.
Activities Centre, Elgin Lodge, Mary Street, Port Elgin

An informal gathering of writers, to which readers and listeners are also welcome. This month's challenge: “a thing with a story”. Share the backstory, description or meaning in up to 1,000 words in any format or style. If the object you choose to write about is small enough, feel free to bring it along!


Friday, September 27
7:30 p.m.
Book Launch: A Song With No Words by Rob Ritchie

Owen Sound and North Grey Union Library, auditorium This is a book launch with the bonus of musical performances by Tanglefoot, RPR, My Sweeet Patootie, Midnight Blue, and more. The novel follows a band on the road—an experience familiar to Rob Ritchie--and also takes readers into uncomfortable situations that make for a gripping read. Admission $10, books $20.


September 30
DEADLINE for submissions to The Leaf

Issue #45 will have the theme SILVER. Writers are invited to send short fiction [up to 2000 words], author profiles or other non-fiction. Check first before sending book reviews, please. Submit by Canada Post to The Leaf, Box 2259, Port Elgin, Ontario N0H 2C0. Full guidelines on the 'contact us' page of The Brucedale Press.


Now until October 31, 2019
CBC 2020 short story contest

This contest offers high-value prizes and a newsletter to support entrants. Follow this link for details."