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January 2023  CalendarTuesday, January 3rd @ 7:30 pm EST via Zoom only Members of Bruce County Genealogical Society can accessOGS DurhamBranch’s January Meeting Exploring FamilySearch – Michele JeannotteExploring some of the key features of the free FamilySearch.orgwebsite. Find out how to search the records, navigate the onlinecatalogue and browse digitized films. She’ll also talk about some ofthe ‘hidden extras’ offered. For the Zoom link, visit eitherGenealogical Society’s website. Note – BCGS resumes its own meetingschedule in February.Wednesday January 4 to 10 Grey Bruce Farmers’ WeekIn-person presentations from the Elmwood Community Centre, 38 Concession Road 10Elmwood   Tickets for prepurchase or at the door. Also available onlivestream from website.​In addition to the scheduled presentations each day, all ticketholders will be able to access twenty one bonus, pre-recorded, ‘OnDemand’ presentations. Topics include Beef Day, Jan 4, Dairy Day  Jan5, Goat Day Jan 6, Sheep Day Jan 7, Horse Day Jan 8, Ecological DayJan 9, Crops Day, Jan 10 See more details at address for info or tickets:Grey County Agricultural Servicesinfo@greyagservices.ca519-986-3756Thursdays, January 12 and 19Writers’ Electronic Round TableOpen to interested writers in any genre. Send ahead your contribution–up to 1,000 words in any genre or a chapter from a work in progress.Join the circle 2 – 4 p.m. Using the GoogleMeet link that will beprovided. Participants share the Google fee. Further info from LeeJohnston la.johnston333@gmail.comThursday, January 26Face-to-Face Writing GroupTreasure Chest Museum, Queen St. North, Paisley2:00 – 4:00 p.m.Share writing by bringing typed or printed copies up to 1,000 wordsand offer positive critique to others. Cost is $5 payable to theMuseum. Further info from Cindy Matthews, 519-365-3764Cindymatthews1957@gmail.comTuesday, January 31Writers BLOC meeting by e-mail 7 – 9 p.m.In anticipation of uncooperative January weather, the BLOC resumeselectronic meetings. Send your response to the challenge theme TIME towritersbloc1991@gmail.comSend a few days ahead, or during the evening. Respond to the writerstaking part by email on the evening or a few days later.January 31ARRIVAL DEADLINE  for the 24th Acrostic Story ContestOpening line You’ll never guess… Full details at the CONTEST link onthe web at www.brucedalepress.caNOTE entries by Canada Post ONLY.Before February 28Get a headstart this month ono your entry for the Nick BlatchfordOccasional Verse Contest held by The New Quarterly. Poems written inresponse to an existing occasion, personal or public, or poems thatmake occasions of something ordinary. Check The New Quarterly websitefor further details.