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Mercredi, 26 mars 2014

Charging


By Rachel Garber

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If only the snow weren't so deep, I'd be charging off in all directions these days. May spring be gentle this year.

Bulwer PPP

With funny man Ross Murray front and centre, the Bulwer Purple Prose Project's awards supper is Saturday March 29 at 6 p.m. It's at the Bulwer Community Centre, for the benefit of the same. Get your tickets in advance, if any are still available. Tickets are $20 for students, seniors or persons in 1800s costumes, and $25 for others. Contact Peggy Roy at the Bulwer Community Centre (819-640-3571) or Black Cat Books at 168A Queen St., Lennoxville (819-346-1786). For a foretaste, visit the Entries page at www.bulwerpurpleprose.wordpress.com.

Here's an example of some of the intriguing purple prose posted anonymously on the website: "Old Mister Wilfred Cox leaned in his saddle to miss the maple branch as his trusty steed charged along the muddy, well-rutted Craig's Road headed from Danville to Quebec City to serve on the jury composed to hear the case of the hoodlum charged for cattle rustling in the county of Wolfe when he slipped too far."

Ariane in Newport

A friendly community concert with jazz singer-songwriter Ariane Vaillancourt is planned for Saturday March 29, at 8 p.m. at the Newport Community Hall in Island Brook, 1452 Route 212, Newport. This is an intimate event, in the wood-panelled hall. Her repertoire is in French and English, and will include singing and piano. She has family and fans in Island Brook, but she's gone on to Montreal. She has a group - Le fil d'Ariane - and a website (www.lefildariane.bandcamp.com) and a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/arianevaillancourtmusique.

Last income tax clinic - Bury

The last income tax clinic is in Bury, with Danielle Paré and Ping Su. If you qualify for this bilingual free service, bring your information on Wednesday, April 2, between 9 and 11 a.m. Then pick up your completed forms on Wednesday, April 9, between 9 and 11 a.m.

To be eligible, a single person should earn a maximum of $20,000. A couple, or an adult with children, a maximum of $26,000 plus $2,000 for each dependent child. Interest income should not exceed $1,000. And no income should be from rental or self-employment.

No appointment is necessary, but it is important to bring your papers with you - your T4 slips, tax forms, and Assessment Notice (avis de cotisation) from Revenu Québec. Come to the Eaton Valley Community Learning Centre (CLC), at the far end of the Pope Memorial School, 523 Stokes St., Bury.

The service is provided by the Centre d'action bénévole du Haut-Saint-François (volunteer action centre. Info: 819-560-8540 (option 9) or hcs@cabhsf.org.

Horsenalities

Part 3 and final workshop in the series of getting to know the subtleties of your horse. It's a workshop hosted by Kari Bowser, 1 Star Junior Licensed Parelli Professional. This is the final workshop in the series exploring horse behavior and human horsemanship. It's an evening of horse talk about how to become a better partner for your horse. When? Friday, April 4, at 7 p.m. Where? Eaton Valley CLC, at the Pope Memorial School, 523 Stokes St., Bury. How much? No fee. Info : Kim Fessenden at fessendenk@etsb.qc.ca or 819-872-3771. And... the CLC is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/clc.buryqc

Sugaring Off Party

In Newport, QC, the Loisirs 4 Horizons Committee has organized a little something special for spring. Sleigh rides, taffy on snow, donuts and coffee. The Municipality of Newport invites you to its annual Sugaring Off Party on Sunday April 6, at 1:30 p.m. It's at the Municipal Hall, 1452 Route 212. All are welcome!

Spring Brunch

The Eaton Corner Museum's annual Spring Brunch is at the Bulwer Community Centre on Jordan Hill Road, Bulwer, on Sunday April 13, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Bring the family. They promise mouthwatering breakfast food and delectable goodies - all home made. It might even be spring by then, but they don't promise that!

Flea market

The Bury Women's Institute's annual Flea Market is to be on Saturday, April 26, in the Bury Armoury Community Centre, 563 Main Street, Bury. To rent a table, please call Frances at 819-872-3318 or Irma at 819-872-3600.

Church services

United: Sunday services and Sunday school are at 9:30 a.m. in Cookshire, and at 11 a.m. in Sawyerville (listen to message at 819-889-2838, and leave a message, too).

Anglican: Sunday services are at 9:30 a.m. at the St. Paul's Church in Bury (with Sunday school for children) and 11 a.m. in Cookshire. Until April 13, the St. Peter's Anglican Sunday services in Cookshire will be in the Trinity United Church, 190 Principale St. West (819-239-6902).

Baptist: In Sawyerville, the worship service is at 9 a.m. in French, and 11 a.m. in English. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. in English and French (819-239-8818).

Do you have news to share? Call 819-300-2374 or email ra.writes@gmail.com by March 31 for publication April 9, and by April 14 for April 23.


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