EARTH DAY JAMBOREE
Village Earth Day celebrations will continue on Saturday, May 13 when Seeds Rooted in Youth will host a free youth Jamboree in Pioneer Park with the support of the Bayfield Optimist and Blue Bayfield. This event will be a fun afternoon of engaging with this amazing community about our home, Earth. Youth will learn about plants and animals through hands-on lessons.
The afternoon will start at 1 p.m. with an opening from Jordan George of the Chippewas of Kettle Point and Stoney Point Community. From there the mini lessons will begin at 1:20 p.m. with the last session starting at 2:35 p.m. Each session will be 20 minutes in length,with a maximum of 10 youth per session. Sign up for sessions will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Jamboree.
For a list of presenters and topics please visit www.seedsrooted.org.
Lion President Tony Van Bakel (right) served pancakes and eggs to guests who came along the line during the 2022 Bayfield Lions Community Breakfast. The 2023 event will be held on May 21. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
The Bayfield Lions Club would like to invite everyone to their 54th Lion’s Community Breakfast on Sunday, May 21 at the Bayfield Arena and Community Centre.
This breakfast is one of the village’s annual Spring rituals for residents, cottagers, and visitors from the surrounding area, raising funds for important community services. It offers both good food and a good time for the whole family.
On the menu will be eggs, sausage, home fries, pancakes with local Maple syrup, toast, jams, juice and lots of coffee.
Attendees pay at the door. The cost for the breakfast will be $12 per person; children three and under eat for free.
TRINITY ST JAMES GARDEN
Trinity St James is looking for some community assistance in maintaining their beautiful gardens this season. This would be the perfect opportunity for people with an interest in gardening to both learn and share skills in horticulture. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
Nestled behind the oldest Anglican Church building in Huron County can be found one of Bayfield’s best kept secrets – a garden that its caretakers would love to share with the community both as a tranquil place to meditate, sit and read, or enjoy lunch, as well as a place to learn new skills and take pleasure in the beauty of gardening.
Trinity St. James Anglican Church is in need of some volunteer gardeners to help with the upkeep of this most serene and beautiful spot.
“No gardening experience is needed,” said Barb Graham Scott, representing Trinity St James. “We are asking if people would be willing to spare one hour a week to help with weeding and watering? You can choose to look after your own little spot on your own time or meet with others to garden together.”
Trinity St. James garden volunteers will meet regularly on Wednesdays starting at 8:30 a.m.
Please call Hattie Alcock at 519 955-6033 or Barb Graham Scott at 519 318-0708 for more information.
Trinity St James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in the village.
Anyone with a flair for, or an interest in, poetry will be excited to learn about “Bayfield Poet’s Corner” to be held at the Bayfield Public Library on May 11.
David A. Bell, of Bayfield, and author of “In the Gardens of our Mind” will host the event that will run for one hour starting at 6 p.m. This month’s topic will be “Displaying Your Poetry”.
All are welcome and encouraged to bring both their writings and a friend!
Come and get creative with a variety of fun craft supplies on Tuesday afternoons at the Bayfield Branch Library.
“Crafternoons” will be held for one hour starting at 4:30 p.m.
This is a drop-in program with no registration required – just show up and start crafting!
SOUND BATH SESSIONS
Harp Therapist Martha Lawrance, will be offering Harp Therapy and Guided Imagery Spring Sound Bath Sessions on the last Thursdays in May and June at Trinity St. James Anglican Church in Bayfield.
These one-hour sessions will be held starting at 3:30 p.m. on May 25 and June 29 and will be dedicated to the sixth chakra (area of the third eye) in a listening and resonance space. Participants will use imagination and visualization to achieve a state of deep relaxation.
Those who attend are asked to bring a mat or chair and a pillow. The cost to participate is $20 per session. To learn more visit www.myharpheals.com and to register please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity St. James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in the village.
CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts (BCA) will be hosting a fantastic art exhibition of images painted of Bayfield as featured in the book published in 2015 titled, “Reflections of Bayfield – Images Across the Decades” compiled by Barbara Brown and Joyce Lambert. (Submitted photo)
The “Reflections of Bayfield Exhibit” is coming to the Bayfield Town Hall, June 10-11.
The Bayfield Centre for the Arts (BCA) will be hosting a fantastic art exhibition of images painted of Bayfield as featured in the book published in 2015 titled, “Reflections of Bayfield – Images Across the Decades” compiled by Barbara Brown and Joyce Lambert.
More than 50 recognizable paintings will be displayed along with some very important paintings of Bayfield by renowned Canadian painter J.W. (Jack) McLaren.
The exhibit will run on Saturday 2-7 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m.
The BCA is now looking to both owners and painters of Bayfield art to expand the exhibition.
“If you own a painting of Bayfield not in this book we would be happy to hear from you to have it included in the exhibition,” said Leslee Squirrell, president of the BCA. “If you are a painter of current Bayfield scenes we will have a section of the show dedicated to contemporary scenes of Bayfield called ‘The Tradition Continues…’ Please email us at email@example.com to enter the exhibition.”
Thanks to a Youth Employment Grant the Bayfield Historical Society (BHS) is looking to fill a summer staff position with a person between the ages of 15 to 30 to work at the Archives & Heritage Centre.
The successful applicant must be comfortable welcoming visitors and answering queries as well as opening and closing the facility. They will be in charge of renting and securing quadricycles; selling merchandise; recording money received and balancing; and assisting with in-house projects. Direction and training will be provided.
This is an opportunity to learn local history and have first hand experience of how museums and archives work.
The position offers a 30-hour week – Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with 30 minutes for lunch. The rate of pay is $16 per hour with Mondays and Tuesdays off. The preference would be for the successful candidate to begin on June 7 but this is negotiable. The position will end on Sept. 3.
The Archives & Heritage Centre is located at 20 Main St. N. in Bayfield.
Interested persons are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring has sprung and the Bayfield Garden Club (BGC) is looking forward to another great gardening year and welcoming new members.
The BGC is a community group most interested in the planting, trimming and tidying of planters and beds in many of Bayfield’s public gardens.
They have garden-type activities planned for the summer months and into the Fall. They are always looking forward to sharing their gardening stories, best practices and suggestions for future meetings or garden tours. Anyone who has an interest in gardening, flowers, vegetables or the environment may want to consider becoming a Garden Club member. BGC members are eligible for discounts at many of the local garden centres.
Memberships can be purchased here for $10. Anyone wishing to purchase a membership can contact Nancy Kale at 519 565-4018, Anny Johnston at 519 565-2955 or Lori Hill at 519 565-5278.
People are also invited to please mark on their calendars May 13 as this is the date for the annual Plant Sale that the BGC will be holding in Clan Gregor Square from 9-10:30 a.m. There will be a wide variety of perennials, annuals, shrubs, trees and herbs for sale. Anyone who is interested in donating plants to the BGC Plant Sale is asked to please contact Lori Hill at the number listed above for more information.
Friends of Bayfield Guiding are organizing a jewelry making night as a fundraiser for the organization on May 24. (Photo by Melody Falconer-Pounder)
On May 24, Friends of Bayfield Guiding will be hosting a Jewelry Jam Session for grownups at Trinity St. James in the Parish Hall.
For $25 participants will have at their disposal everything needed to create as many jewelry pieces as their time allows resulting in some new bling to take home! And in addition professional designers from Elements of Design in Seaforth will be on hand to guide and assist DIYers through the process. A trio of Mocktails will also be on offer.
This is a fundraiser for Bayfield Guiding to help cover expenses for their upcoming trip to the Toronto Zoo to participate in their Serengeti Bush Camp overnight experience.
Reservations for this evening that will run from 7-9 p.m. are requested by Sunday, May 21st at 8 p.m. by emailing email@example.com Space is limited so early reservations are suggested.
GIRL GUIDE COOKIES
Bayfield Guiding members are pleased to report that there are a very limited number of Classic Chocolate and Vanilla Cream Sandwich Cookies remaining.
Members of Bayfield Guiding are currently selling these cookies for $6 a box.
Profits from this campaign will go toward helping with the cost of bussing for an overnight adventure at the Toronto Zoo’s Serengeti Bush Camp. Anyone who would like to make a purchase is asked to contact Melody Falconer-Pounder at 519 525-3830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Cookies are also available at Schaefer’s Ladies Wear, 162 Courthouse Square in Goderich.
WALK FOR DOG GUIDES
The Lions of Bayfield are holding one of their favorite events again this year, “The Walk for Dog Guides”.
In 1999 the average cost per dog to raise and fully train, was $6,000. It is now approximately $35,000. The program has expanded to include a multitude of services, these are: Canine Vision, Hearing, Service, Seizure Response, Autism Assistance, Diabetic Alert and Facility Support.
“We appreciate the support of the community and hope that you will continue to do so to help us meet this growing need. All proceeds go directly to the Dog Guides,” said Karen Scott, chair of the Walk for Dog Guides Committee, and second vice-president of the Bayfield Lions Club. “Last year, our small village was number 20 in all of Canada for the amount of money raised. Way to go all! Let’s work on achieving at least that this year.”
People are invited to get their pledge forms, or pledge a walker, and bring their dogs on Sunday, June 4th to Clan Gregor Square. Registration will take place at 9:30 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m.
For further information and pledge forms please contact Karen Scott at email@example.com or 226 441-2042.
Knox Presbyterian Church, Bayfield is gearing up for spring and summer!
The congregation is currently collecting used stamps, empty egg cartons, outer milk bags and used eyeglasses. Each item will be sent on to be reused or recycled. For example, the milk bags are made into sleeping mats for people in Canada and around the world. Anyone who is interested in contributing is asked to please bring items to the Church, on Mondays, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Thursdays from 1-3 p.m. church members will be starting up the “Knox Café”. It will be held downstairs in their Church basement. Those who attend can play cards or just drop by for coffee and a chat. All are welcome.
Also in May people can look forward to Soloist Linda Street as a featured musical guest at the Sunday service, May 21; and Communion Sunday, May 28.
Knox Presbyterian Church is located at 2 Main Street in the village.
Families with an interest in Lego design and creativity are invited to come and further “their love for the brick” again this month when the third meeting of the Bayfield Lego Club will be held on Saturday, May 20.
The club’s third session will take place from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall at Trinity St James Anglican Church and will be sponsored by the Optimist Club of Bayfield.
Bayfield Lego Club is open to all children ages four and up accompanied by an adult. Bricks will be provided for use at the meetings and participants will be encouraged to build a creation of their own accord or based on a monthly theme. Following a time on display in the Parish Hall the projects will be broken down by volunteers to make the bricks available for use at the next meeting.
Judging from the turn-out at the first two meetings the club is going to need some more Lego to satisfy the demand of their creators. Organizers are now accepting donations of any Lego pieces or sets that people may no longer have a use for. To donate please email Melody Falconer-Pounder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity St James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in Bayfield.