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June 2023  Calendar

Sunday, June 4
11:00 am to 1:00 p.m.
Launch of Birding Inverhuron by Mike Pickup
At the Huron Fringe Birding Festival headquarters, Visitor Centre, MacGregor Point Provincial Park.
Follow signs from Highway 21 south of Port Elgin, and within the Park [day pass needed]. Reserve signed copies $10.00 by contacting Free delivery within Saugeen Shores.

Tuesday, June 6
Rhubarb Tea 2-4 pm
Treasure Chest Museum, Queen Street North, Paisley
Enjoy a variety of baked treats featuring this staple of late-spring desserts, chat with friends, support this unique small-town museum.

Wednesday, June 7 and each week until the end of August
Port Elgin Farmers’ Market
Coulter Parkette, corner of Goderich & Green Streets
A new season with offerings of favourite vendors and some newbies. For more information, visit Port Elgin BIA website or connect on social media

Thursday, June 8
7 p.m., also Saturday, June 10. 2:00 p.m.
Grey Roots Museum and Archives. Richard-Yves Sitoski one-man performance Butterfly Tongue
The Owen Sound Poet Laureate rounds out his term with this reflection on the end of Prohibition in the port city [1972] with words and music created collaboratively with his wife, Mary Little.
Tickets cost $25 and are available from the author at, or cost $25 plus HST or plus surcharge from Ticketpro. 

Fridays, June 9 and 16
Electronic Writing Table 2-4 p.m.
Via GoogleMeets from your computer
Free session of sharing work-in-progress [helpful to e-mail ahead for others to read and respond during the session]. Free to participate with any genre of writing for feedback. For info and link, contact Ruth Mittelholtz

Friday, June 9
Township Bruce Historical Society
Annual Dinner Meeting 6 p.m.
Underwood Community Centre
Full-course roast beef dinner, followed by a video presentation by Glenn Scott on re-enactment of settlers’ arrival by horse-drawn wagons. Tickets MAY still be available by contacting Karen Ribey

Saturday, June 10 2.00 p.m.
Escarpment Roots: The Land, The People, The Story
Bruce County Museum & Cultural Centre, Victoria Street N, Southampton.
Opening reception, cash bar and light refreshments for a juried exhibition celebrating art inspired by the Niagara Peninsula. Painting, photography, mixed media wall art and 3-D pieces as well created by the Bruce Peninsula Society of Artists.
Contact the Museum 519-797-2080 for further information

Saturday afternoon June 10
Grey Roots, Grey Road 3 ust outside Owen Sound
repeat show by poet and performer Richard-Yves Sitoski See June 7 for details

Saturday, June 17
10 am until noon
Kids free bird house construction workshop
Rotary Hall .39 Grey Street, Southampton
All materials, cut to size, provided by Rotarians
Bring along an adult, take home a bird house ready to welcome backyard birds.
Limited to 25 families, first-come, first served. More info at

Thursday, June 22
Face to Face Writing Group
2-4 p.m. Treasure Chest Museum, Queen Street North, Paisley
Cost $5 cash per person, payable to the museum.
Share your writing (bring copies of up to 1000 typed words) and offer positive / next steps critique to other writers Contact: C. I. (Cindy) Matthews, Author of Took You So Long or 519 635 3764

Tuesday, June 27
Writers’ BLOC
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Port Elgin Branch Library 708 Goderich Street, Port Elgin
parking on Elgin Street or in the shaded lot behind the library.
In-person gathering Optional -meet across Goderich Street at The Wismer House at 5:45 if you wish to join other writers for a meal from the menu. Please rsvp to so a suitably sized table can be reserved. Meal at your own cost; share the $20 room rent with cash. Bring your writing in any genre, up to 1,000 words …a few copies of the challenge or your work-in-progress.
Challenge this month: include these words chosen by the May gathering:
hair    sky    frog   hot   wake   tickle   chuckle   happily


June 30
DEADLINE for submissions to the annual Bulwer-Lytton Contest
Create the worst possible opening sentence for a really wretched novel, and send it electronically. Entries up to 60 words are preferred, and examples to inspire yours can be found at the submission form at the same URL.