to Feb 14

Home Share Program Seeks Participants

HomeShare, the housing pilot program introduced last year by Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, The Halliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit, Northumberland County and several other community partners, is seeking participants. The program aims to address our current lack of affordable housing and need for independent living options for women

The program is currently in need of female Home Owners to participate in the matching process. Home Owners should be living independently in their home, have an interest in having someone share household responsibilities, have a spare room to offer and an interest in companionship.

Home Sharing programs are successful, evidence-based initiatives that exist within Canada and around the world, with some programs running for more than 30 years. With a dynamic model, Home Sharing is more than just housing; it is about the relationship and companionship between two people based on respect, personal choice and maintaining dignity.

For more information on the HomeShare program, and to learn how you can get involved, please contact the HomeShare coordinator at or 905-372- 1545, or visit

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11:00 AM11:00

21st Annual Caring Fore Our Community Golf Tournament

Community Care Northumberland’s 21st Annual “Caring Fore Our Community” golf tournament will be held at Timber Ridge Golf Course in Brighton on Wednesday, June 6th, 2018.     

Community Care Northumberland is a multi-service community support agency operating the following programs throughout the County of Northumberland:

-          Meals on Wheels Programs

-          Friendly Visiting and Telephone Security Checks Programs

-          Hospice Services

-          Home Help & Home Maintenance Programs

-          Wellness Programs for Seniors

-          Transportation Services including the Specialized Transportation program with options for rural and accessible needs

“This is Community Care Northumberland’s major fundraising event.” said Alicia Vandine, Regional Community Relations Coordinator.  “The money raised at this tournament supports all our programs throughout the region.”

This year, Henderson Developments from Brighton is joining as a Platinum sponsor and there will be two hole-in-one prizes; a 2018 Hyundai Elantra GL Auto from Lauria Hyundai in Port Hope and secondly a $10,000 cash prize sponsored by McGlennon Insurance from Colborne.  There will also be some exciting auction items; $250 VIA travel voucher and several beautiful gift baskets to name a few.  There are also prizes for the top men, ladies and combined teams.

“We have some sponsorship opportunities left and spaces for golfers,” added Vandine.  “Last year, this tournament raised $20,000 for Community Care Northumberland and these dollars help us meet the growing demand for our programs and services.”


New This Year – In Honour Cart Sponsorships

“You don’t only have to be a golfer to support our event,” said Vandine.  “We are inviting the public to sponsor a golf cart in their name or in honour of a loved one by making a contribution on-line.  It’s easy; we have a direct link on our homepage set up to support in honour carts.”


Event Summary:

Date: Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Location: Timber Ridge Golf Course

Address: 19 Timber Ridge Drive, Brighton, Ontario

Time: 11:00 am Registration and BBQ.  Tournament Begins 12:30 pm Shotgun Start

Format: Best Ball Foursome/Scramble

To register yourself or your team or donate: On-line at  or call 1-866-514-5774.  

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10:00 AM10:00

Cobourg Busker Festival

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Step right up to the annual Busker Festival happening in Downtown Cobourg on Saturday, June 9. From 10AM to 5PM enjoy free busker shows for all ages from 7 international performers!


Plus, there will be lots of sidewalk sales from our downtown businesses, tons of food to eat from our local restaurants and an abundance of fun for the whole family. Join us downtown for a full day of performances, activities, shopping and food!


“We’ve put a lot of thought into the performers coming to the festival,” says Paige Wiggans, Events and Communications Coordinator. “It is a completely new lineup from last year and we are excited for these high energy performances to come to our downtown.”


Our downtown streets will be filled with live entertainment ranging from the Canadian Champion of Magic to identically hilarious twin sisters – there is sure to be a show for you! With more than 60 vendors to visit, King St. will be packed with lots of experiences and things to enjoy.


Come one, come all to the Busker Festival in Downtown Cobourg! Don’t miss your chance to feel the magic up close.


Event Details:

•    Saturday, June 9th in Downtown Cobourg from 10am to 5pm

•    3 stage areas with 9 professional acts rotating all day

•    Live graffiti artists creating murals and custom works

•    Over 60 vendors, including retail, food, art and community groups

•    Walk A Mile In Her Shoes will walk through the festival at 11am

•    Words from Walk A Mile and Downtown Cobourg at 11:45am in front of Victoria Hall

•    Stage performance schedules are attached

•    Regular updates about vendors and performers can be found on the Busker Festival Facebook event page

•    List of Performers for the 2018 Busker Festival:
3M Dance Works
Premiere Dance
Nathaniel Rankin – Canadian Champion of Magic
Troy Sexton – Rhythm Works
Andy Giroux – Limited Edition
Les Soeurs Kif-Kif
Circle of Sixth – Jazz/Contemporary band
Les Tartanpions
Kyle Juggler


For more information, and a complete list of the 2017 Calendar of Events in Downtown Cobourg, visit


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7:30 AM07:30


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The Port Hope Knights of Columbus will be hosting their 7th Annual Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday June 16th , 2018 at Ash Brook Golf Club.

Raising over $27,000.00 since the tournaments inception, the Northumberland Charity Golf Tournament has been able to provide support to several charities; for the fourth year, funds raised at the tournament will be donated to Rebound Child & Youth Services and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre.

Both organizations serve the local community and are very appreciative of the support. Manager of Community Engagement for Cornerstone, Carly Cunningham, says “We are truly grateful to the Knights of Columbus in Port hope for hosting such a fabulous event for both Cornerstone and Rebound. It is wonderful to see a local chapter supporting local organizations. The tournament is always a fun day for everyone and we are looking forward to it.”

Community Relations & Fund Development Coordinator for Rebound, Rachel Edwards, says “The funds raised by this golf tournament are a tremendous support for the programs and services that Rebound offers to the local children and youth of the community. Thank you to the amazing support from the Port Hope Knights of Columbus.”

The event is held at Ash Brook Golf course every year and draws roughly 120 golfers. New this year Lauria
Auto Group is offering two chances to win either a 2018 Hyundai Elantra, or 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.
There will also be a prize for all participants at the end of the day.

Shane Cassidy (Golf Chairman) can guarantee a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere for all participants.
Please join us in supporting Rebound, Child & Youth Services and Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention
Centre, two amazing local charities.

Fees of $110 a golfer apply and include golf, prizes and steak or chicken lunch. To register please contact:
289-251- 7678 or 905-885-6913

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to Jun 24

Ganaraska Bio Blitz

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The Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) is excited to announce that the 2nd Annual Northumberland BioBlitz will be conducted in the Ganaraska Forest! This event, in association with the Rice Lake Plains Joint Initiative, will take place the weekend of June 23rd-24th 2018. Mark your calendars!

There will be selected sites in the 11,000 acre Ganaraska Forest that will be studied and inventoried by experts – plus sites that public Citizen Scientists will be invited to explore, survey and assist with species counts. The goal is to obtain a baseline of flora & fauna diversity, as well as insects, reptiles and amphibians, bats, birds, and other animals - in short, to gain a better understanding of the Ganaraska Forest’s current biodiversity.

Sound exciting? We think so! If you’re interested in taking part, keep your eye on updates to both the GRCA and Northumberland Bioblitz Facebook pages (@GanaraskaCA / @Northumberlandbioblitz), as well as the GRCA’s websites ( / If you’re an expert who is willing to volunteer their time, please contact Chris Ketola, Northumberland BioBlitz Lead at, or Ken Towle, GRCA Terrestrial Ecologist at

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6:00 PM18:00

Tickets on Sale Now - Wine & Ale in the Park

You are invited to join us for our annual Wine & Ale in the Park event on Thursday, June 28th from 6:00pm – 9:00pm in Victoria Park, Cobourg, hosted by Northumberland Hills Hospital Foundation (NHHF).

This year’s event will take us Down Under with tastes from Australia and New Zealand.

Wine & Ale in the Park is a wonderful event for community members to come together and enjoy the atmosphere, delightful foods, explore new wines, and local ales.

The Pairing Stations are tastefully and carefully put together for maximum appeal and are locally catered. Confirmed attendees to date include The Mill, Vintage Pizza Pie Co., William Street Brewery and Brock Street Brewery, to name a few. Tickets are $60 and include two beverage vouchers and samplings of delectable foods.

Tickets can be purchased online at, under Events. Additional beverage vouchers will be available for purchase on the evening of the event for $5 each. Your email confirmation will act as your ticket.

Tickets are on sale now and it is expected to be a sell-out so guests are encouraged to get their tickets early. All proceeds raised will be used to fund the purchase of life-saving medical equipment for Northumberland Hills Hospital.

For more information, please contact Natasha Jacobs at or 905-372-6811 ext. 3065

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10:00 AM10:00

Kite Day in Ferris Provincial Park


This May 27th The Friends of Ferris are once again hosting the annual Kite day event in the field just south of Ferris Provincial park's main entrance at 474 County Rd. 8 Campbellford, ON.

This is a free event!

We will have homemade sled kites for you to decorate and lots of decoration supplies. There is a beautiful field to fly your kites in.

We have a delicious barbeque. This year we are featuring homemade burgers!

Donations are appreciated and help us to continue to offer fun events and improvements to Ferris park for our community.

Bring your family and join us for a beautiful day outside!

For more information please visit or email

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7:30 PM19:30

Exciting Event In Support Of The Children's Wish Foundation- Elton Rohn!

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The Elton Rohn Tribute Concert, presented in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation.  The Elton Rohn Tribute Concert pays tribute to Elton John, featuring some of Canada’s finest musicians, and every note is played live, no tracks. The band also features a full four part harmony.  Elton Rohn has headlined over 100 shows including major festivals across Canada and the USA but most notably Las Vegas.  This terrific performance is guaranteed to impress all ages!

This Benefit Event is in support of The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada - Ontario Chapter.  The Children’s Wish Foundation helps bring smiles to many boys and girls with life-threatening illnesses, by making their greatest wish come true.


WHEN: SUNDAY MAY 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm (Doors open at 7:00pm)

Performance runs approximately 2 hours

Get tickets at the door for $30 each or call for big family discounts in advance!!

Event Ticket & Info Line: 1-888-777-9793

Or Click here to get your ticket!

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7:00 PM19:00

TCS Ringers Perform

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TCS Ringers Perform May 16

A dozen senior handbell ringers from Trinity College School will perform a concert of popular themes in the School’s Memorial Chapel on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm.

Admission is free, but a donation towards music in Grahamstown, South Africa will be welcome.

The Memorial Chapel is located opposite 115 Ward St, Port Hope, east of the TCS rink (where parking is available).

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to May 13

Lantern Making Workshop

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Learn to make a lantern out of willow branches! 

Ah! presents, in collaboration with Shadowland Theatre and The Branch Ranch : The Lantern Making Workshop

This two day workshop will take place on May 12th and 13th and costs $100. You will go home with an exquisite, hand crafted lantern made with locally grown willow lantern. 

Join us on Main Street on June 2nd to illuminate the street during our street festival, Warkworth By Night 2018! 

Sign up on our website at or email us at


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6:00 PM18:00

Country Wild - Red Carpet Rollout

It is that time of year again. The grass is greener. The birds are chirping...

and Country Wild 2018 is just around the corner!


Before the festival, Brown Bag Tour Co. and Country Wild Music Festival

are hosting a RED CARPET ROLL OUT! 

Join us on May 11th at the Cobourg Lions Centre.

$10 from each ticket to support Northumberland United Way.

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10:00 AM10:00

Hospice Hike Returns With Help from Brighton Community Groups

Community Care Northumberland (CCN) is pleased to announce it will be hosting the 8th Annual “Hospice Hike” in Memorial Park in Brighton on May 6th, 2018 from 10 am to noon.   The fundraising goal for this event is $10,000 and the funds raised support the Hospice Services program that operates throughout Northumberland County.

This year the Brighton Army Cadets will participate, provide volunteers to set up, guide and marshal the hike and walk routes, along with helping to raise awareness of the event.

The Rotary Club of Brighton is hosting the lunch BBQ with all proceeds being donating to this event. 

The YMCA is also providing assistance during the opening ceremony – getting the crowd warmed up before the walk.

“Partnering with other community groups like the Brighton Army Cadets, The Rotary Club and YMCA ties into our agency’s values,” said Trish Baird – Executive Director of CCN.  “This collaboration truly reflects how our Hospice Services program operates to provide clinical and nonclinical care in the community to patients with a life limiting illness and to their caregivers.”

“Our Hospice Services support clients in living well until they die.  Our trained volunteers focus on dignity and individual needs as they provide compassionate care and support to clients and their families, said Baird.  “Our services and programs allow us to support clients in a variety of locations, providing continuity if a client moves from place to place. This support program is offered at no cost to clients or their families.”

“We need pledges and participation in our “Hospice Hike” walk to help ensure that this continues,” Baird added.

To register as a participant or to make a pledge you can:

• visit your local Community Care Northumberland office

• go online to:

• mail your pledge payable to Community Care Northumberland


Community Care Northumberland

Administration Office, PO Box 1087

Campbellford, Ontario, K0L 1L0

Please note in the cheque memo line – Hospice Hike Pledge


For more information about the Hospice Hike please call CCN’s Hospice Services department at 1-855-473-8875, visit or email

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to May 5

Families On The Move

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FREE workshop this weekend in Cobourg with activities and giveaways for the whole family! Learn how to help build more confident and physically active kids.

Northumberland Families on the Move is a FREE interactive event hosted by the Northumberland Sports Council and Northumberland County, featuring physical literacy expert Dr. Dean Kriellaars.

Friday, May 4, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. - Family session (ages 3 and up)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m. - Educator/coach session

Taking place at Cobourg Collegiate Institute.

For more information, and to register for this free event, click below.

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8:00 AM08:00

Mandarin MS Walk returns to Cobourg!


Canada has the highest rate of MS in the world. When you join MS Walk, you join our country’s collective effort to help improve the lives of Canadians affected by MS. The dollars you raise are invested in world-leading MS research happening right here in Canada. It’s an exciting time for MS research, and your fundraising will help improve the quality of life of Canadians affected by MS today, and those who may receive a diagnosis tomorrow.

Bring your family and friends together to share in the start/finish-line activities, team awards ceremonies and amazing stories from people living with MS! We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

We look forward to seeing you on Sunday April 29,2018 for the Cobourg Port Hope Mandarin MS Walk! Walking is part of the MS Walk but it's not all about walking. It's about sharing,supporting, celebrating and making a difference.

The day of  registration begins at 8:00 a.m. after opening ceremonies the walk begins at 10:00 a.m. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided

For more information and to register click here!

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10:00 AM10:00

St. Andrews Spring Market

St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 200 King St West in Cobourg is hosting a Spring Market on Saturday April 28th from 10 am to 3 pm. 

Local craft and artist tables, Cobourg and area rare and vintage collectible plates, post cards and art, bake tables, tea tasting, plus soup and sandwich from 11:30 AM to 1 PM and coffee, tea, cappuccino and baked treats all day. 

No admission fee.

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6:00 PM18:00

Spend a night out at the Brighton YMCA Annual Dinner and Auction


On Friday, April 20, 2018, the Brighton YMCA is hosting the Annual Dinner and Auction at the Brighton Community Centre from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Come and enjoy an evening out at the Brighton YMCA Dinner and Auction in support of YMCA Strong Communities Campaign. Your support will help the YMCA ensure people of all ages have access to a healthier life regardless of financial background. YMCA Northumberland offers a wealth of programs to meet the needs of Northumberland County with an emphasis on total health in mind, body, and spirit. Community Members looking for a way to get involved and have a night out are encouraged to attend this community event.

“The Brighton Dinner Auction is a key event of the
YMCA Strong Communities Campaign, where funds are raised to ensure everyone in Northumberland County has the opportunity to participate in YMCA programs and services focused on improving the health of our communities,” says Eunice Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Officer of YMCA Northumberland. “We encourage you to come out and enjoy a great evening while supporting the YMCA in building stronger, healthier communities in Brighton and throughout Northumberland.”

Tickets cost $45 each and can be purchased online by
visiting the events page at
or in person at the Brighton YMCA, 170 Main Street,
Brighton or the Cobourg YMCA, 339 Elgin Street W,

Each ticket includes a $25 charitable donation

If your business is interested in donating an item for
the silent auction, please contact Anne Gear, Manager,
Brighton YMCA at

A fun night out with a purpose to help your community break down barriers to a healthy life.
For more information about this event, please contact:
Anne Gear
Manager, Brighton YMCA

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11:00 AM11:00

Under The Stars - Alloy Fusion Handbell Ensemble

Come listen to music that is out of this world and learn about the night sky as Cobourg's Alloy Fusion Handbell Ensemble and the Peterborough Astronomical Association present "Under the Stars". The event includes a catered banquet, a concert by an advanced handbell choir and an outdoor guided tour of the night sky.

Things get underway at 5:30 p.m. on April 28 at the Ganaraska Forest Centre in Campbellcroft. Tickets are $60.00 and seating is limited. Tickets must be purchased online before April 20. For more information and to buy tickets go to


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2:00 PM14:00

Northumberland Learning Connections: Rivers - Currents of Change Part 3


Northumberland Learning Connection’s series, RIVERS – CURRENTS OF CHANGE concludes on Sunday, April 8, at 2 pm. Phil Jenkins will sing and talk at The Loft, 201 Division Street, Cobourg.  River Song: Sailing the History of the St. Lawrence, will be illuminated with Jenkins’ collection of old St. Lawrence postcards.

For tickets or more information on these three events, please call 905.344.8319, or visit,

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11:30 AM11:30

La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra Fundraiser

La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra is hosting a delicious fundraiser on Saturday, April 7th, 11:30-1:30 at Port Hope United Church.

Enjoy delicious soups donated by local restaurants while you listen to an orchestra rehearsal.  You also won't want to miss the silent auction.  Tickets are $20.  For more information visit our website or call 1-866-460-5596


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9:30 AM09:30

Northumberland Learning Connections: Rivers - Current of Change Part 2


Northumberland Learning Connection’s series, RIVERS – CURRENTS OF CHANGE continues on Friday, April 6 with David Brooks, University of Victoria, who will host a discussion at the Port Hope Library, at 9.30 - The Jordan River: Source of Peace or Source of Conflict?

For tickets or more information on these three events, please call 905.344.8319, or visit,

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7:30 PM19:30

Northumberland Learning Connections: Rivers - Currents of Change Series


Northumberland Learning Connection’s series, RIVERS – CURRENTS OF CHANGE begins on Thursday, April 5, 2018, with Richard Cronin, of the Stimson Centre, Washington, DC, speaking on Mekong Dams: Old Dreams, New Nightmares, at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East, Cobourg, at 7.30 pm.

For tickets or more information on these three events, please call 905.344.8319, or visit,

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to Apr 19

Cobourg Legion Minor Softball - Indoor Workouts and Registration

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Cobourg Legion Minor Softball invites everyone to register in person (Cash or Check) and participate in Indoor Sessions

Cobourg Collegiate Institute

Every Thursday from March 22 to April 19th, 6-8pm

The season runs mid May to early August

Indoor sessions involve skill practice so please bring gloves, wear running shoes and clothes that can be moved in.
6pm U10 (Mite, Atom and Tadpole) Ages 4 to 10
7pm U16 (Squirt, Peewee, Bantam) Ages 11 to 16
Registration cost for 2018 House League:
Tadpole/Atom (u7 and u5) $60 each
Mite/Squirt (u10 and u12) $85 each
Peewee/Bantam (u16) $110 each

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to Mar 25

YMCA Wing Fling Festival


On Saturday, March 24, 2018, YMCA Northumberland will host the very first Wing
Fling Festival to raise money for the YMCA Annual Strong Kids Campaign.

A new fundraiser for 2018, the Wing Fling will be a fun and exciting social gathering with delicious food, family, friends, and fun. With all proceeds going towards the YMCA Annual
Strong Kids Campaign, you will leave this fundraiser with a full belly and a full heart knowing you have played a role in helping build a stronger community.

The event will be held at LIUNA Hall - 560 Dodge St Cobourg, ON K9A 0E9. This family event will be an all-day celebration with wings, entertainment and children’s activities from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm followed by live music (Bands TBA) from 7:30 pm until 1:00 am.

For more updates visit

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10:00 AM10:00

Making Your Soil Work For You


Are you a farmer looking for innovative ideas to build soil, and increase profit?

The East Central Farm Stewardship Collaborative has a workshop for you! “Making Your Soil Work for You” on March 21st at Woodville Town Hall and March 22nd at the Alderville Community Centre.

Visit or call 705-743-7671 for more information and to register.”

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7:00 PM19:00

Put Spring In Your Steps At The Port Hope Garden Club March Meeting

Port Hope Garden Club March Meeting

Join us on Monday, March 19th .  

Put Spring in your Step and Learn how best to Prepare for the Gardening season.

Gardener and physiotherapist Mark McFadden will guide us through our paces as we get ready for some vigorous gardening.

Come. Learn. Socialize.

Newcomers attend free for first meeting..


Port Hope Garden Club meetings feature interesting speakers, plant and photographic competitions and spirited discussions about plants and gardening.

Come at 7 pm for refreshments, followed by the meeting at 7:30 pm.

Membership: $15 annually; $20 for families


Location: Ruth Clarke Centre, 81 Mill St S, Port Hope L1A 2S8


For information or meeting details contact Carole Elliott at 905-885-0098.

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