Howling good Fall Fair parade

Hope you had the chance to get out for the Fall Fair parade. Weather cooperated; it was a super parade with crowds of people attending.

Eddyline Bistro and Café, open Tuesday – Friday 7am – 4pm and Saturdays 8am – 4pm. Enjoy breakfast wraps, homemade soup and salads for lunch. Great coffee, assortment of teas. Have a quiet lunch then rent a kayak for a trip down the river.

Hope you had the chance to get out for the Fall Fair parade. Weather cooperated; it was a super parade with crowds of people attending. I stood near a couple with a lovely dog called Rocky. At the end of the parade ambulance and fire trucks put on a display of sirens, hooting and whooping. Rocky joined in, howling in time. A super way to end the parade. The Fair lived up to expectations: terrific displays from community artists and craftspeople, good food (long line ups for ice cream), exciting rodeo events.

The Friends of the Library contest, we said it would be challenging, fulfilled that promise. First prize in the word search went to Trevor Schibli, Ellena Schuffert took second, Rory Finnegan third. Puzzle first prize went to Trevor Brawdy, second Shannon Finnegan, third Jo-Ann Goble. Keep your pencils sharp for more puzzle challenges!

At the Library: Mother Goose and Story Time are starting up. Mother Goose focuses on learning rhymes, songs and stories, Tuesday group, 18 – 36 months starts September 20, 10am. Thursday group, 0 – 18 months starts September 22, 10am. Story Time is a fun hour of stories, songs, fingerplays, action rhymes for children 3 to 5, starts Wednesday September 21, 10am.

A warning: storing yarn in a closed zipper bag with cedar blocks is not a good idea. Wood is an acid-based product and cedar off-gasses, in time the combination could rot your yarn.

ElderCollege provides learning opportunities for adults 50 plus, enriching lifestyles, contributing to the social and cultural development of our community. ElderCollege members decide, plan, coordinate course offerings. Come out to our next meeting: September 9, 9:30 at the College, help with the planning, keep your mind active, remember “you rest, you rust!”

Who Am I workshop, five day self-discovery workshop. Over two weekends: starts September 16, evening. Call Wendy 847-3533

A Sport Performance Consultant (Sport Psychologist), John Hogg, PhD, will be in Smithers Sept. 30 – Oct. 2. Sessions are being offered to athletes/coaches/parents while he is here. There is a cost, deadline to register, Monday September 19, e-mail rripley@pacificsport.com or Kristen Harrott with questions: 250-960-5346.  Mr. Hogg has a Doctoral degree in sport psychology. His expertise is in the area of mental preparation and performance psychology. A motivational speaker and author of 7 books, published extensively in both research and popular journals.

Closing with: A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it’s an undo-it-yourself project. Abigail Van Buren.

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