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May 2024 Calendar

Saturday, May 4
Hazardous Waste Drop-off day at Saugeen Shores landfill site [and maybe other places] Writers, just about any computer component from empty ink cartridges to larger electronics counts as ‘hazardous’ Time for some spring cleaning? Check your municipality’s dates and locations.
In some neighbourhoods, it’s also Raodside Clean Up morning…

Sunday, May 5
Why We Sing.. for Fifty Years

Anniversary Concert by the Chantry Singers
Port Elgin United Church, Bruce Street 3:00 p.m.
Tickets $20 in advance Blackboard Sound, $25 at the door, children free

Tuesday, May 7
Fashions Through the Years Show for the Treasure Chest Museum

at Paisley Curling Club
Doors open at 6:15 p.m. For refreshments, modelling of vintage fashions begins at 7:00 with masters of ceremonies radio personalities Shawn and Julia.
Ticket $20. from the Museum. Please call Judy MacKinnon at 519-353-5638

Wednesday May 8
Book Launch 40 Years, 40 People, 40 Pieces

at the Owen Sound Legion
Owen Sound’s Community Waterfront Heritage Centre (formerly the Marine & Rail Museum) turns 40 this year.
Hear Richard Thomas, author, speak, and preview the 2024 exhibit To reserve copies, contact The Ginger Press Bookstore.

Monday, May 13
Bruce County Genealogical Society presents: How Did Our Ancestors Get Here?

Deb and Bill McAuslan explore their own family’s adventures coming to Ontario from abroad, using the diary of an Irish ancestor. Open to all interested.
Free event. Pre-register at

Tuesday, May 14
Writing Workshop Elevate your writing skills

6-8 p. m. Saugeen Room, Hanover Public Library.
Award-winning author Cindy Matthews will help take your writing abilities to the next level. $15. Register at the Library.

Thursday, May 23
Face 2 Face Writing Group

2-4 p.m. Treasure Chest Museum, Paisley
Co-ordinated by author Cynthia Matthews
$5 cash donation to the Museum
Bring several copies of work in any genre for gentle feedback from other writers.

Tuesday, May 28
Writers’ BLOC 7-9 p.m.

Meet in the games room, Elgin Lodge, 551 Mary Street, Port Elgin
Sign in on arrival, pay your share of the $20 rental.
Challenge = up to 1,000 words on an IDIOM OF YOUR CHOICE.
Sound ducky? Don’t be a lame duck…get your writing ready in any genre of prose or poetry.
Bring 4-5 copies to collect helpful comments.
For more info, contact the group via

Friday, May 31
book launch at Coffin Ridge

Gwen Lamont’s memoir of resilience, View from Coffin Ridge A Childhood Exhumed
7:00p.m. at Coffin Ridge farm and winery
Tickets available at $50 includes a signed copy of the book, a bottle of wine, refreshments including wine, beer, or cider. Copies of the book alone $30 from the Ginger Press.