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November 2023  Calendar

UNTIL November 26
Artwork by the Elmwood Stars displayed on the Walkerton Library Art Wall
View during library hours

Friday, November 3 until Friday, December 23
Paisley Christmas Market
Wednesdays to Mondays, 10 am to 5 pm , Nov 11 1-5 p.m.
located at Orchard’s Landing store, 486 Queen Street South, Paisley
And yes! You will be able to get there by crossing the brand new bridge carrying Bruce Road 3 over the Saugeen River

This year’s Market offers an intriguing variety of crafts, arts, foods, books, and wearables, all created by folks from the area. Visit or check on the facebook page to find out more about hours, offerings, and special events.

Saturday, November 4
Local Authors at Port Elgin Branch Library
708 Goderich Street 1-3 p.m.
Meet and chat with authors Doug Archer, Linda Yolanda Kloosterhof, Katherine Martinko, Jackie Ewing, Rob Ritchie, Andy Potter, Barry J. Robinson, C.I. Matthews Books will be available for purchase at the event, and refreshments will be provided.

All will be happy to autograph the copies you buy. Do allow time in your visit to explore the grand old library building which will celebrate 115 years next month

November 4
The Ginger Press, 848 Second Ave. East in Owen Sound at 2 p.m.
Ron Savage, author of Exploring Sydenham
This book explores 50 area hiking trails, with up-to-date maps, directions, and his encouragement to “Open your senses and take in the forest’s sights, sounds, and fragrances.”

Monday, November 6
More Than Soldiers – Life Stories of the men of the 98th Bruce Tank Battery
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Victoria Street, Southampton
Beginning at 1:30 p.m. in the theatre
Glynis Johnson’s presentation will be recorded for later posting by the Bruce County Genealogical Society.

Tuesday, November 7,  2 p.m.
Fraud Prevention for Seniors
On-line presentation from Chartered Professional Accountants
Participate at Chesley or Port Elgin Branch Libraries, or contact for a link to use on your own computer.

November 6- 10
A century plus one decade = 110 years since the Great Lakes storm known as the White Hurricane sank ships, drowned sailors, damaged harbours and shoreline.
The Brucedale Press marks the anniversary by offering a special package – buy one copy of “Keep the Light Burning” and one copy of “Stowaway in the White Hurricane” and pay only $20.00 during the month of November, 2023.

Both novels are written for young people, with so much historical accuracy that they appeal to older readers as well. Teachers and home-schoolers – free student activity materials are available for both novels More details about Cori Mordaunt’s Keep the Light Burning at .

November 8 DEADLINE
Paul Beingessner Award
Presented by the National Farmers Union to honour an outstanding agricultural journalist,
This award goes to a young person for the best literary or multi-media essay on the theme-

As today’s interrelated crises fuel unprecedented environmental disasters and human rights violations, how are young farmers envisioning and creating unified communities and agroecological futures? Entries may be in English or French. Full details at

Saturday, November 18
Watercolour painting workshop
with Bev Morgan
presented by the Elmwood Starz group 1-4 p.m.
$30 fee
For other details, contact or call Bonnie 519-364-1790 or Gertie 519-369-7448

Thursday, November 23
Face-to-Face Writing Group at the Treasure Chest Museum, Paisley
2:00 – 4:00, fee $5.00 payable to the Museum. Bring copies of work up to 1000 words to share for comments and “next steps” ideas. More info from C.I. Cindy Matthews or 519 635 3764

Friday, November 24
7 p.m.
Santa Claus Parade, North on Queen Street, Paisley , Sugar and Spice theme
Santa will cross the new bridge, then return to the historic hose tower for photos with kids.

Monday, November 27 (last Monday every month)
Elmwood Starz Art Group
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Elmwood 1:30 – 5 p.m.
Each session features a small, focussed art/craft session plus a BYO art or craft project. $5.00 fee each month.

Tuesday, November 28
Writers BLOC celebrates its anniversary!
3 – 5 p.m. at Port Elgin Library 708 Goderich Street our regular sharing of work up to 1,000 words in any genre on the challenge Find the bright spot in November. Or bring another piece of writing for feedback from those present. After that, optional dinner together/separate checks at Ristorante Rosina, 698 Goderich Street offering casual fine dining, $$$ rated 4.4 out of 5 on Google.
If you wish to reserve a place at the table for the meal, please send notice to a few days ahead

January 31, 2024….it will get here sooner than we think!
Acrostic Contest
Dreaming of success…
Entrants must complete a story of 26 sentences, beginning with Dreaming of success… Following sentences must begin in order of the alphabet, going past Z to a,b, and ending with a C sentence. Open to any Canadian. Entry fee $5.00, plus $10 for a one-year subscription to The Leaf [optional]. Winners and up to three honourable mentions published in Spring 2024 issue. See the contest link at for full details and entry form