TRICK OR TEASE
A SNEAK PEEK AT THE GOINGS ON THE NIGHT BEFORE, THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN
PHOTOS BY DIANNE BRANDON
Countless numbers of volunteers roamed The Ashwood Woods on Saturday night crafting frights at every turn.
Close to 700 people came for a stroll in The Ashwood Woods on Saturday night, perhaps they weren’t expecting to be followed by chain saw wielding “humans”, or to be startled by “creatures” popping out from behind trees, or out of leaves or from under logs…but that is exactly what happened.
It was a whole lot of ghoulish fun raising $2,300 to be shared between Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Huron as well as Blue Bayfield.
Editor’s note: This is just a “trick or tease” of all the scares...we will share more next issue as well as provide a list of all the wonderful volunteer groups and businesses that made this hallowed bash happen.
Dave Loerchner, of DL Creations, was let loose in The Ashwood Woods on Saturday night and he channeled his evil lumberjack side. Not to worry he generally uses his chainsaw for good transforming wood into beautiful furniture pieces.
Visitors to The Ashwood Woods were in for quite a few scary and clever chills!
Marcie Mclean, dared to go into The Ashwood Woods on Saturday evening. She was very brave indeed because some of these ghosts proved to be more than "for display only".
Laney Hayter,, of 1st Bayfield Pathfinders, was both cute and creepy as she stood vigil over the doll cemetery themed station hosted by Bayfield Guiding.
Vintage adults can have the time of their lives tomorrow
Bayfield’s Home for Good will host “The ‘Time of Our Lives’ Expo” on Nov. 3 and it is shaping up to be a really great day for those enjoying a vintage adults’ lifestyle!
The Expo will be held at the Bayfield Community Centre from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Those who attend the Expo can learn about everything from new rules to be followed when executing someone’s will to tricks for making downsizing easier. Watch exercise demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, try out a massage or even take a test drive on one of the motorized scooters from Michael’s Pharmasave. Lunch and other snacks will be on sale courtesy of Charles Street Market and attendees may want to sample menu items from the Bluewater Rest Home’s Meals on Wheels program.
Schedule of Events:
10:30‐11 a.m - Easy Exercises to do at home (One Care demonstration)
11 a.m. to noon – Downsizing Seminar (Just in Time Professional Organizer, Pauline Huffman)
noon to 1 p.m. - Bayfield Ukulele Society entertains with singalong favorites
1-2 p.m – Executor Responsibilities & Estate Planning Workshop (with Neil Murray from TD Wealth Management
2-3 p.m. – Housing Issues in Bayfield (Dave McLaren)
3-3:30 p.m. – Tai Chi & Pole Walking Demos
Exhibitors have been so generous that organizers should be able to draw for a door prize every half hour. Gift baskets, locally roasted coffee, and credits towards various services have already arrived.
Exhibitors at the event will be: Bayfield Hearing Clinic, Bayfield Mews Lifestyles+, Boomers Magazine, Boughen Foot Care, Community Care Access Centre (CCAC), CCAC Self Management Program, Elder Abuse Prevention Group, Goderich Place Retirement Residence, Harbour Hills Retirement Suites, Huron County Alzheimer Society, Huron County Library, Huron Hospice, Just In Time Solutions Professional Organizer, Michael’s Pharmasave – Mobility Aids, One Care Home & Community Support Services, One Care Exercise & Polewalkers, Registered Massage Therapist: L. Dietz, Robin Hood Tours, Shop4U – Bayfield’s Personal Shopper, South West HealthLine, Taoist Tai Chi, The Spa in Bayfield, Tuckersmith Communications (TCC), and West Huron Care Centre: Bluewater Rest Home.
The Expo is made possible with funding from the Province of Ontario.
For more information see Home4Good on Facebook or visit our website Home4GoodBayfield.ca.
It's going to be a Charlie Brown Christmas this year
The Bayfield Town Hall Heritage Society (BTHHS) together with the Glee Sisters presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas Story and Song for the Entire Family” on Nov. 19.
There will be two shows at the town hall at 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
The entrance fee is a non-perishable food item or a cash donation for the Bayfield Foodbank (Feed My Sheep).
The Bayfield Optimist Club and the Glee Sisters will be providing miniature trees to the children attending the show decorated “a la Charlie Brown” and these will have a care label attached for future planting.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be served courtesy the BTHHS.
On Dec. 3, the Glee Sisters will offer a performance of this production at The Livery in Goderich starting at 2 p.m. Non-perishable food items will also be collected for the Foodbank in Goderich.
Lest we forget
Remembrance Day 2016 will mark 100 years since the 161st Huron Battalion marched off to war. That is just one reason the community is encouraged to honor all those who have endeavored to keep the citizens of this country safe for decades as well as those who continue to do so on a daily basis.
The Village of Bayfield will celebrate Remembrance Day on Nov. 6 starting at 10:45 a.m. at the cenotaph in Clan Gregor Square.
Bayfield’s services are held on the Sunday prior to Nov. 11, when musicians and clergy can avail themselves to the smaller centres.
The outdoor portion of the ceremony will begin with a parade of veterans, legion representatives, and local members of Guiding and Scouting marching along Main Street to the cenotaph.
Those who attend the service are invited back to Trinity Anglican Church for refreshments.
In addition, on Nov. 11, a Remembrance Day Service will be held in St. Joseph Memorial Park located at the corner of the Zurich-Hensall Road and Hwy. 21. St. Joseph & Area Historical Society is hosting the service.
The Little Inn of Bayfield invites everyone to an evening of suspense, murder and intrigue! As they host a Murder Mystery extravaganza on Nov. 5.
“The Black Pearl Murder Mystery” will be presented by Bayfield’s very own talented author and historian, Judy Keightley and will feature many local and notable village talents.
The dinner and show is $58 per person. There is limited seating so people are encouraged to call 1-800-565-1832 to reserve their seat.
The Huron County Christmas Bureau will soon be up and operating for 2016 and the coordinators for the Clinton Bureau, Rosemary Edward and Dianne Weber, are already putting out the call for volunteers.
The Clinton United Church is the location for the Clinton Bureau. Volunteers are needed for Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 for sorting and Dec. 5 to Dec. 8 for distribution week. Also a driver is needed on Nov. 14 to deliver collection boxes from Clinton to locations in Bayfield.
Anyone interested in volunteering can reach Weber at 519 482-5334 or at email@example.com.
Bridge and mah jongg
Those people who enjoy playing cards should mark on their calendars a special fundraising event for the Bayfield Town Hall
A Bridge and Mah Jongg Social will be held at the town hall today ( Nov. 2) starting at 1 p.m. A Wine and Cheese Party will follow the games.
Please call 519 565-2202 for more information or to buy a ticket.
LEARN TO PLAY
Anyone wishing to learn how to play Mah Jongg should consider coming out for lessons to be held at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building on Mondays in November.
A simplified version of the game will be taught initially on Nov. 14, 21 and 28 starting at 1 p.m. The cost for the three lessons is $10.
Please call 519 565-2202 to reserve your spot.
It is Flu shot season once again. The Bluewater Area Family Health Team is now holding Influenza Clinics within the municipality.
The next clinic will be held at the Zurich Community Centre today (Nov. 2) from 4-6 p.m.
The Bluewater and Area Family Health Team will also provide shots at their Zurich location Monday thru Thursday from now until Nov. 30 from 1-2 p.m.
Those people receiving the shot are asked to wear a top with sleeves that will roll up easily and also bring their OHIP Health Card.
Weavers and Quilters
The Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers and The Goderich Quilters' Guild will be holding a joint exhibition and sale at the Huron County Museum on Nov. 5-6.
There will be many quilted and woven items as well as other handcrafted fiber creations on display and for sale. On site demonstrations will also be taking place during the show and sale.
The joint exhibition will take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday noon to 4 p.m. Admission to both days is free.
For more information, contact Betty Thomasson, of the Goderich Quilters' Guild, at 519 524-4695, or Karen Blackwell, of the Huron Tract Spinners and Weavers, at 519 524-4497.
Wine and Cheese
The Bayfield Agricultural Society (BAS) has a Wine and Cheese Information Evening planned for Nov. 4 in the Bayfield Community Centre from 7-9 p.m.
Other beverages will be available. Anyone interested in finding out about the BAS can have a relaxing evening and all questions answered. The organization needs dedicated folks who want to ensure the fair remains a vibrant part of the community. All those attending have the opportunity to win some door prizes also.
The BAS is seeking some community members to fill some of the Director and a few Committee Chair positions. This is an opportunity for people to add a voice and hand to new ventures and carry them out. Does the community want events such as a demolition derby, a baseball competition, a community promotional competition, a remote control road race, a 5 KM race, or any number of other events? They can happen with someone committed to being on the BAS Board.
The fair has been a source of entertainment and information for the community for 160 years and is now asking for the community’s support in providing leadership. The BAS welcomes everyone to its Information Evening.
Hike leader course
The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association will be hosting a Hike Leader Course on Nov. 12 at the Bayfield Lions’ Community Building.
The course will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cost $75. Participants are asked to bring their own lunch. Hot water and a coffee maker are available.
Participants are asked to bring a backpack with first aid items they would take on a hike. Wear appropriate shoes and clothing for an outdoor hike. Instruction book will be supplied.
If interested in attending, or if any questions, please phone or e-mail Anne Melady at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519 345-2783.
stuff the truck
First Aid for the Hungry “Stuff the Truck” Local Food Drive will be happening across Huron County in November.
Joel Paakkunainen, a paramedic with the Huron County Paramedic Services is the food drive organizer again this year. All non-perishable foods collected will be donated to the Huron County Food Distribution Centre and given to the citizens of Huron who need it most.
The public is encouraged to come check out the ambulance and meet paramedics at the following locations from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates listed: Dean’s Valumart in Wingham, Nov. 5; Hansen’s Independent in Exeter, Nov. 12; Foodland in Clinton, Nov. 19; Zehrs and Walmart in Goderich, Nov. 26.
Please contact Paakkunainen at 519 525-8605 for more information.