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An Open House and introductory session will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the Bayfield Community Centre from 1-2:30 p.m. For further information please call 519 565-5187.
The wreaths will be for sale in front of St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 6 The Square, on the Friday and Saturday of Christmas in Bayfield weekend. (Submitted photo)
The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) is very happy to announce it will be holding a Wreath Sale during the Christmas in Bayfield weekend.
The wreaths will be available in front of St. Andrew’s United Church, located at 6 The Square, directly across from Clan Gregor Square. Sale times are Friday, Nov. 18 from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., while quantities last. Prices range from $30 to $50, and payment is by cash or cheque made out to the Bayfield Agricultural Society.
Anyone wishing to place an order ahead of time to ensure availability may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 519 482-9296. Payment will be due at pickup.
These beautiful wreaths are made of natural grape vine, cedar, spruce, white pine, juniper, and yew. Each wreath is one of a kind and will add a special warmth to any holiday décor.
The wreaths have been handcrafted by local volunteers using locally sourced greens as a fundraiser for the BAS – an organization with a 166-year history in the Bayfield community. It doesn’t get more “local” than that!
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) is happy to announce that the Woodland Trail is now open and will remain so until Monday, Nov. 7.
The trail will be closed again for hunting for two separate weeks: Nov. 7-13 and Dec. 5-11. Please follow the posted signs.
“As always, we thank the private landowners who support use of the Woodland Trail on their properties,” said Ralph Blasting, representing the BRVTA.
The final guided hike of 2022 will be on Mavis’ Trail and the Taylor Trail on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. National Take a Hike Day celebrates the nearly 300,000 km of trails in Canada, 80,000 of which are in Ontario.
This little hike of 3.5 km will start at the Varna Complex parking lot and take participants through evergreen and deciduous forests, over small streams, and down to the Bayfield River. A map can be found at Mavis-Taylor Trail.
For questions or more information contact Ralph Blasting via email at email@example.com or call 519 525-3205.
The congregation of St. Andrew’s United Church is happy to announce the return of their “Christmas Holly Berry Market” on Saturday, Nov. 19 in conjunction with the Christmas in Bayfield weekend.
The market will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature the sale of quilts and other crafted treasures. Another highlight will be a Bake Sale table as well as an opportunity to to sit and relax with a coffee and a dessert.
Anyone wishing to set up a table to sell their crafts is encouraged to please contact Kathleen Siertsema at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition, the Bayfield Agricultural Society members are planning to set up outside the church, located at 6 The Square, to sell their handcrafted wreaths and greenery.
TOWN HALL CONCERT
Julian Taylor (Submitted photo)
Julian Taylor will be the next musical talent to grace the Bayfield Town Hall stage with a concert date set for Nov. 5.
Taylor is a Toronto-based, award-winning singer-songwriter, radio host, and label owner. Over the course of his esteemed career, which spans 20-plus years as the leader of Staggered Crossing, Julian Taylor Band, and his solo work, he has established himself as one of Canada’s greatest troubadours.
His 2020 LP, “The Ridge”, earned two Juno Award nominations, along with a pair of Canadian Folk Music Awards for Solo Artist and English Songwriter of the Year, five Native American Music Award nominations, plus a nomination for Canada’s most prestigious music accolade, the Polaris Music Prize.
Taylor’s new album, “Beyond the Reservoir”, to be released this month and preceded by the single “S.E.E.D.S,” builds on the soul-folk sound and autobiographical themes first explored on The Ridge.
The doors to the hall will open at 7 p.m. with the concert to follow at 7:30 p.m. There will be a cash bar offering beer and wine.
Tickets to see this Indie artist perform are available now at www.bayfieldtownhall.com
After a successful introductory session regarding the relaxing properties of a soundbath, Harp Therapist Martha Lawrance will be offering one more opportunity this year for those interested in experiencing the process of using guided imagery along with the sounds of the harp.
The program will be offered on Nov. 24 both at 3:30 p.m. at the Bayfield Community Centre. The program will not be held again until March of 2023. The cost is $20 per session or $35 for both. Payment can be made by e-transfer. Participants are asked to register. They can sign up on Wednesday morning during exercise classes at the centre or by contacting Lawrance at her website: www.myharpheals.com As the floor can be a little hard, those who take part are asked to bring a comfortable mat plus a pillow and/or blanket if desired.
The session will offer a deep relaxation soundbath that combines the vibrational and resonating power of the harp with Guided Imagery (GIM) techniques and voice. Creative visualization and deep relaxation aims at enhancing our ability to reconnect with ourselves. It can be adapted to suit various therapeutic intervention needs such as stress management, PTSD treatment, sleeplessness, meditation or yoga and mindfulness practice.
Once deeply relaxed the listener is transported through a series of visualizations, guided with harp and voice prompts. Participants create their own journey and finish with peaceful images and feelings to keep with them to return to when needed.
Any questions? Please email Martha Lawrance at email@example.com.
COFFEE & CHAT
The Friends of Bayfield Library (FOBL) extend a warm welcome to all to attend their “Coffee & Chat” program in the Bayfield Public Library Meeting Room. The “Coffee & Chat” group meets every Tuesday until the end of March.
Participants can enjoy a hot cup of coffee while engaging in conversation with other community members. The conversation is neutral and inclusive with an endless list of interesting topics for discussion.
The session runs from 2-3:30 p.m..
This is a great way for newcomers to meet new people, learn about the village, and share ideas. Seasoned villagers are also very welcome. There is no need to register for this program. Just show up and be prepared for some lively discussion!
GIRL GUIDE COOKIES
After a two year absence the Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide cookie is back and available now from members of Bayfield Guiding!
They are selling for $5 a box and there is a limited supply so they are sure to sell quickly.
Anyone not familiar with a youth member who would like to purchase a box or two is encouraged to call Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bayfield and Area Chamber of Commerce is happy to announce that the Christmas Parade will once again be part of the Christmas in Bayfield Weekend activities. The parade will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19 with a start time of 11 a.m.
Of course a parade needs participants and those are being sought now. Anyone who would like to take part in the parade is asked to email email@example.com indicating their intention to participate, the length of their entry and the contact person’s name and email.
Participants will be sent notification of their position in the parade as well as further details two days prior to the event. Participants are asked to line up at 10 a.m. in anticipation of the start of the parade one hour later.
The Tuesday Morning Quilters are happy to be able to gather again for quilting/coffee time on Tuesday mornings at St. Andrew’s United Church. All are welcome to join in quilting at 9 a.m. or just drop in for coffee at 10 a.m.
St. Andrew’s United Church is located at 6 The Square in Bayfield.
The Bayfield Bridge Club is inviting new people to come out for a few friendly games of Bridge on Wednesday afternoons at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
The cards are shuffled at 1 p.m. Players do not need a partner to participate in these “drop-in” sessions. The cost to join in the fun is $4.
All levels of players are welcome to take part in the games that are played year-round at the building located at 6 Municipal Road in the village.