“LAKESIDE IMPRESSIONS” AT THE SCOTSVILLE SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
The Scotsville School of Crafts & Lake Ainslie Weavers Guild has a busy schedule of events slated for the month of October during the International Celtic Colours Festival. The annual art and craft show “Lakeside Impressions” opens on Saturday, October 12th at 1pm with tea and live music. There are many workshops and events occurring during the 10 day event, including a spinning demonstration, an outdoor watercolour painting workshop with Barrie Fraser, a Celtic Walk and Milling Frolic, and square dancing lessons.
There will be a “Hot and Hearty” Lunch at the School of Crafts on Wednesday, October 16th, open to everyone, featuring homemade soup, biscuits, apple crumble and tea or coffee for $10. The lunch is at noon, following a Celtic Walk. Check the Oran or Participaper for full details, schedule and cost for each workshop or event.
LADA PURCHASING COMMUNITY SIGNAGE
A committee of LADA has been planning to purchase “Welcome to Lake Ainslie” signs to be placed in three locations approaching the Lake. The committee has chosen a simple design stating: “Welcome to our community, Lake Ainslie, largest natural freshwater lake in Nova Scotia.” The signs will also feature “service symbols” to alert travellers to the types of services or amenities available around the Lake. The signs will not have any photos or images of the Lake because it is felt the scenery speaks for itself.
GETTING FIT AT THE FIRE HALL
There are currently two fitness classes being held at the Firehall and both are drop- in classes that everyone is welcome to attend. Aero tone / aerobics is held Wednesday and Friday morning from 9 am to 10:30am, and are led by Maggie Herbert. Gentle Yoga is held on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30pm and is taught by Jenny Cluett of Dannsair Fitness.
TRAIL COMMITTEE UPDATE
Work has begun on parts of the trail, including a new route to connect the trail near the Scotsville Bridge to Lakeview Drive. The work done has created a slightly new route in this area, avoiding the wettest parts of the trail, this will be better for snowmobilers and makes for a lovely walk to Patterson’s Store from Lakeview Drive! More work is to come on the “sandbank” area of the W.S.S.W. Margaree Road, of Lakeview Drive.
“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” ― L.M. Montgomery
WORKSHOPS AT THE SCOTSVILLE SCHOOL OF CRAFTS
Once again the Municipal Recreation Department and local volunteers have put together a full slate of programs for the Fall season. There are many hands on workshops to learn new skills or get an early start on Christmas gifts and projects. Check the Oran or Participaper for details, here are a few examples of one day workshops being offered:
SCRABBLE Every Tuesday evening, no fee. 7pm, everyone welcome!
SOCK KNITTING Beginning Oct. 22nd, 6 – 8pm Fee $30.00 / 6 wks
INTERNET & EMAIL Beginning Oct. 24th, 7 – 8:30pm Fee $15.00 / 4 wks
BASKETRY WORKSHOP (TRADITIONAL, MI’KMAQ) Oct. 15th 12:30- 4pm $50.00
WATERCOLOUR PAINTING (OUTDOOR) Oct. 18th, 1- 4pm $20.00
RIGID HEDDLE LOOM WEAVING WORKSHOP Oct. 29th 6:30- 9pm $20.00
STITCH & FLIP QUILTING Nov. 2nd, 10- 4pm $20.00
UKRAINIAN EGG PAINTING Nov. 2nd, 1- 4pm $20.00
BEADED LITHUANIAN WRIST WARMERS Nov. 9th, 12- 4pm $20 + $15.00
LOCKER HOOKING WORKSHOP Nov. 16th, 12-3pm $20 + $15.00
NATURAL FIR WREATH MAKING Nov. 21st, 7- 9pm $15.00
NO KNEAD ARTISAN BREAD Nov. 23rd, 12- 1:30pm $ 5.00
NAUTICAL WREATH WORKSHOP Dec. 7th, 1:30- 4pm $20.00
To register for the above workshops, contact Verna MacMillan: 258 - 2278
Don’t “fall” behind… save the date…!
October 12th – Opening Reception, Lakeside Impressions, Scotsville School of Crafts, 1- 4pm
October 12th – Annual Fall Fair, S.W. Margaree Parish Hall, 11- 1pm
October 15th – Thanksgiving Holiday
October 31st – Hallowe’en – watch out for the bochans & enjoy some fuarag!
November 3rd – Daylight Savings Time Ends – time to change your clock!
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