The Glee Sisters will be hosting their annual “Autumn Joy” concert on Sunday, Oct. 29 in Bayfield.
For over 15 years the Glee Sisters women’s choir has enthusiastically entertained young and old alike, with an eclectic and spirited assortment of music. The concert will feature a joyful mix of various genres including, folk, pop and swing. This benefit concert will be conducted by Lisa Stewart, accompanied by Mary McGoldrick, with Laurie Hazzard on strings.
The concert will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church in Bayfield starting at 2 p.m.
There is no need to purchase tickets, simply show up and enjoy the performance. Financial donations will be accepted in support of the Huron Women’s Shelter Second Stage Housing and Counselling Services. Tax receipts will be issued upon request.
GENTLE FLOW YOGA
Gentle Flow Yoga is now being offered at the Bayfield Community Centre and Arena twice weekly.
Drop-ins are welcome to attend “Gentle Flow Yoga with Shannon” on Tuesday mornings starting at 9 a.m. The drop-in fee is $8 per person.
Practices are also being held on Fridays at 11 a.m. from now until Oct. 27. The drop-in fee for these sessions is $12 per person.
For more information please contact Shannon by calling 519 404-5199 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bayfield Branch Library is inviting youth to design their own spooky ghost friend and one lucky winner will have their creation made into a custom plushie!
Coloring sheets can be picked up at the Library located at 18 Main Street North. Entries are due back to the Bayfield Library by Oct. 23 (during regular open hours or in the book drop).
After a summer out-of-doors, the EarlyON is now hosting the Bayfield Playgroup at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
The Bayfield Lions’ Community Building is located at 6 Municipal Road in the village. Playgroup runs every Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. The sessions are free to all families/caregivers with infants to children aged six years.
The Playgroup offers indoor, outdoor and virtual program options as well as telephone and email support for parents and caregivers. In addition to the program being welcoming, fun and interactive, they provide parents with ideas of activities to do at home to enhance their child’s development.
Pre-registration is recommended by emailing email@example.com or calling 519 482-8505. To learn more visit www.keyon.ca or follow them on Instagram and Facebook at @HuronEarlyON.
As spooky season is just around the corner the Bayfield Playgroup is preparing for their EarlyON Annual Halloween Walk on Oct. 26.
Participants are asked to meet in Clan Gregor Square from there they will walk down Bayfield’s Main Street North to the Virtual High School. Then they will come back down the other side of Main Street and return to the park for songs and a story.
Organizers invite all businesses and residents to greet us along the Main Street if they are able to. Treats are welcomed, but not necessary – the youngsters just love to show off their costumes!
GIRL GUIDE COOKIES
Chocolatey Mint Girl Guide cookies are available now from members of Bayfield Guiding!
They are selling for $6 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 congregation of Trinity St James Anglican Church in Bayfield will be hosting a screening of the movie “Jesus Revolution” on the evening of Friday, Oct. 20.
“Jesus Revolution” is the true story of one young hippie’s quest in the 1970s for belonging and liberation that leads not only to peace, love, and rock and roll, but that sets into motion a new counterculture crusade – a Jesus Movement – changing the course of history.
Doors to the Parish Hall will open at 6:30 p.m. with the movie to follow at 7 p.m.
Viewing the movie is free – a goodwill offering will be collected to cover the cost of refreshments.
WREATH MAKERS WANTED
Volunteers are seen here sorting and bundling evergreen boughs for the 2022 wreath-making fundraiser for the Bayfield Agricultural Society. Volunteers are now being sought for the 2023 campaign. (Submitted photo)
The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) is looking for people who enjoy being outdoors and can spare a few hours to help out with activities for the annual wreath-making fundraiser.
The volunteer activities will include:
- cutting down grape vines and/or evergreen boughs
- making the grapevine bases
- assembling the grapevine and evergreen wreaths
If anyone has grapevine, cedar, white pine, spruce or juniper trees that can be used for bough cutting, that would also be a great help. The BAS does not trim hedges though!
All of this work will be completed between mid-October and mid-November, with dates and times to be announced. Assembly of the wreaths will take place inside the new BAS shed/barn in the Agricultural Park.
This is a great opportunity to work with a fun group of people. Anyone interested in helping out is asked to contact email@example.com.
The Bayfield Garden Club will host an author at their meeting in October.
On Oct. 16, Bonnie Sitter, co-author of the book “Onion Skins and Peach Fuzz – Memories of Ontario Farmerettes” will be speaking about the stories in and creation of this book.
All are welcome to attend this meetings that will be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments and a draw table will also be highlights of the evening.
The Bayfield Lions’ Community Building is located at 6 Municipal Road in the village.
Mah Jongg is now being played at the Bayfield Branch Library on the first and third Wednesday of the month.
Participants are asked to arrive at 12:45 p.m.
All are welcome to take part in this Rummy type game that is played with tiles instead of cards. Instructions are always available.
For more information please email Pat Lewington at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The front cover of the Bayfield Lions’ Calendar for 2024 features the mural painted on the side of the Bayfield Community Centre and Arena as photographed by Jack Pal. (Submitted photo)
The Bayfield Lions’ Club is proud to announce the launch of its 2024 Bayfield Calendar this past weekend This is the 14th edition of the calendar and the 12th as a joint project of the Bayfield Lions and the Photography Club of Bayfield.
These beautiful calendars would make an ideal Christmas gift or souvenir and can be purchased for $20 from any Lion member as well as from Bayfield’s premiere volunteer salesperson, Justyne Chojnacka. The calendars can also be purchased at Bayfield Convenience, Bayfield Foodland, or The Village Bookshop or by going directly to the Bayfield Lions’ website: Bayfield Lions’ Calendar and following the instructions there.
Bayfield Lego Club has moved to the second Saturday of the month – so the next meeting will be held on Oct.14. Families with an interest in Lego design and creativity are invited to come and further “their love for the brick”!
The club’s eighth 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. 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.
Trinity St James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in Bayfield.
SOUND BATH SESSIONS
Harp Therapist Martha Lawrance, will be offering a Harp Therapy and Guided Imagery Autumn Sound Bath Sessions on Oct. 19 at Trinity St. James Anglican Church in Bayfield.
This one-hour session will be held starting at 3 p.m. and will be dedicated to the sixth chakra (area of the third eye) in a listening and resonance space. While listening to the harp, 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. To learn more visit www.myharpheals.com and to register please email email@example.com.
Trinity St. James Anglican Church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in the village.
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!
Thanksgiving is nearly here and all are welcome to attend Sunday service at Trinity St. James Anglican Church to reflect on and delight in the miracle of the harvest season.
This service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 8 starting at 11 a.m. Prior to that all are welcome to help decorate the church with some of the season’s bounty on Friday, Oct. 6 at 10 a.m.
Please note there will not be a Men’s Breakfast for October.
Trinity St. James Anglican church is located at 10 Keith Crescent in Bayfield.
Members of Knox Presbyterian Church in Bayfield welcome all to come and worship with them on Sundays at 11 a.m.
Knox Bayfield members are currently gathering items for re-use and upcycling. Upcycling takes something no longer in use and gives it a second life with new functions. For example the outer milk bag can be upcycled into sleeping mats. The mats are distributed to people in need throughout the world. Knox Bayfield gathers used stamps, empty egg cartons, outer milk bags and eyeglasses. People can contribute by bringing their items to the church between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays and Mondays (excluding holidays).
Prayer requests can be shared in several ways. Please contact the minister, Rev. Lisa Dolson, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
With autumn approaching, 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. 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.
YOUTH READING CHALLENGE
Calling all Bayfield area tweens and teens! The Bayfield Public Library (Bayfield Branch) is challenging youth ages 12 to 18 to read at least one book a month from January to December 2023 for a chance to win some amazing prizes. Are you up for the challenge?
For every book a youth reads, their name will be entered to win one of the prizes listed below. Early bird draws will take place at the end of each month, and all entries will be entered into a grand prize draw at the end of the program. The Bayfield Branch has a tracking form which can be picked up from the branch during regular hours, or can be completed by downloading a form at: Bayfield Teen Reading Challenge Form.
Looking for ideas of what to read? Explore the Huron County Library’s online catalogue or speak with branch staff who are eager to offer reading recommendations.
Prizes for the Bayfield Branch reading challenge include, but are not limited to: $250 gift card from Forever Furniture; $25 gift card from The Village Bookshop; four, $25 gift cards to The Village Bookshop from Pioneer Park; four, Kids Kraft Workshop gift cards from Crichet Handmade Designs; a selection of graphic novels from Friends of Bayfield Library; selection of gift cards from the Bayfield Optimist Club; Hyacinth Bulb kit from Huron Ridge Greenhouses; Sherpa blanket from the Little Inn of Bayfield; selection of books from the Bayfield Agricultural Society; handmade products from the Bayfield Lavender Farm; Bayfield booklets from the Bayfield Historical Society; and swag from the Virtual High School & Bruce Power.
All completed entries must be returned to the Bayfield Branch or emailed to email@example.com by the end of 2023.
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.