This weekend there’s something for bookworms, animal lovers and nature enthusiasts. Local historians can rejoice. A book featuring the history of Cornwall in hundreds of pictures is available at the museum. A fundraiser for Roy and Cher’s Rescue Farm will have local music talent, door prizes, free snacks, used book sale, a cash bar and a silent auction. Plus, the Cooper Marsh Annual Harvest Wine and Cheese is ready to raise funds for the boardwalks.
© Adam Brazeau
Don't miss the Cooper Marsh Annual Harvest Wine and Cheese this Sunday.
Here’s What’s Happening:
‘A Night of Live Music for the Animals’: Roy and Cher’s Rescue Farm, a new non-profit organization in Bainsville, is hosting a fundraiser this Saturday at the Legion (415 Second Street West, Cornwall). There will be live performances from The Goodluck Assembly, Bang on the Ear, Heatley, and karaoke by Jukebox Pete. Proceeds from the event will help provide a home for abandoned and abused animals. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 6:00 p.m. and the event ends at midnight. Tickets are $15 (in advance), $20 (at the door) and $10 for kids ages five to12. No admission for kids under five. Purchase tickets at Berrigan’s Pub (in Lancaster) or e-mail RoyNCherRescueFarm@gmail.com or call Angie at (613) 662-7162.
‘Cooper Marsh Annual Harvest Wine and Cheese’: Besides the wine, cheese and hot hors d'oeuvres, fundraiser attendees will be able to see photographic displays of the boardwalk construction in progress. A lot of the people behind the boardwalk will be there, too. Meet the Cooper Marsh Conservators, a group of nature enthusiasts, business leaders and members of the Raisin Region Conservation Authority. The event takes place at the Cooper Marsh Conservation Area and Visitor's Centre on Sun., Oct. 20 - from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $30. For more information, call (613) 932-2720 .
‘The CORNWALL SCRAPBOOK’: Check out the new 120-page, pictorial history of Cornwall featuring Pitt Street and Montreal Road, along with events, industries and other topics currently available at the Cornwall Community Museum. An official book launch will take place on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. The museum (160 Water Street) is open Wed. to Sun., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call the museum (613) 936-0842.
Check out the award-winning ghoulish carvings at Upper Canada Village's Pumpkinferno. Rows of lit up pumpkins sliced to horrific perfection will boost your evil spirits for the Halloween season. Tours, featuring 4,000 scary, glowing pumpkins, are held all weekend from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, visitwww.uppercanadavillage.com.
Fright fans can also get their fill at the 21st annual Spooky Wagon Ride at Cannamore Orchard. Take a tour through the orchard and woods, narrated by a Cannamore Witch – if you dare. Witches, body snatchers and monsters will be waiting. It runs 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., and there are weekend afternoon rides for kids. For all the details, visit www.spookywagonride.com.
Up & Comers:
Charity Fashion Show and Auction, "Posing for Paws" starting at 7:00 p.m. at The Nav Centre on Saturday, October 26. Tickets are currently on sale at the Scotiabank in Alexandria and in Cornwall. Tickets are $20 ahead of time, but will be $25 at the door the night of the event. Spread the word and encourage people to support this fun event to benefit the SD&G Branch of the OSPCA - your local animal shelter.
Fantasy Realm is hosting its second annual Halloween Comicfest and this year members of the Canadian web series 'Heroes of the North' will be signing autographs. On Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., residents are encouraged to show up for free comics, wear costumes and enjoy a day focused on Canadians with superpowers.