DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The G-Moms of Port Perry will be offering people an authentic African dinner next month.
The local charity group will be holding their 7th annual African Dinner and Marketplace, on Tuesday, November 6th. The event will be held at Port Perry Villa, in the auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The marketplace expects to have “new and exciting merchandise”, according to a press release from the G-Moms.
Tickets are $25 per person, and can be bought at Royal LePage and Coldwell Banker in Port Perry.
The G-Moms of Port Perry are part of the Grandmother to Grandmother campaign, which supports women, as well as children, in Africa, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Their goal is to raise awareness and money, to help grandmothers in Africa, who care for children who have been orphaned by AIDS, become self sufficient, and to help them be able to feed and send to school the orphaned they care for.
Port Perry Villa is located at 15987 Simcoe St.
For more information, visit www.gmomsportperry.com.
SCUGOG: This show marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice. The opening Reception will begin Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at 2 p.m., and the show will remain on exhibit from October 27th to November 23rd, 2018, in the Kent Farndale Gallery, in the Scugog Memorial Public Library, at 231 Water Street, in Port Perry.
Tyler Briley is a local sculptor and painter, and the only living Canadian artist with works in the War museum and Parliaments Centre Block.
“I’ve always tried to promote our Canadian identity and those responsible for it.”, said Briley, who believes the true value of public art is the bridge created between the past and the future.
The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week, during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.
SHIRLEY LOVE Special to The Standard
What a busy and delicious evening at the October meeting, with numerous and different types of desserts to eat. It was well worth the $3 charge for a desert and beverage.
Seam James, our speaker, gave an excellent presentation, with his topic “Close Companions”, a good insight on what can be planted together.
At our November 6th meeting we will have a workshop making a Seasonal Centre Piece. This is for members only. You had to be registered and paid for this by our October meeting to be involved. Mike, of Branching Out Florists, will be our instructor. As these arrangements will be made with fresh material, we will be shown how to keep them fresh until Christmas.
Don’t forget to bring your photos for the photo competition, that will be judged at our November meeting.
As our year-end is October 31st, your 2019 membership is due at the November meeting. For $15 you get ten monthly meetings, featuring excellent speakers and instructors and a good rapport with fellow gardeners.
Please join us at the Nestleton Community Centre, 3971 Hwy. 7A, at 7:30 p.m.
For more information please call Shirley, at 905-986-5330 or email her, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CASSIDY MCMULLEN The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Uxbridge Town hall was swarming with elementary students and parents on September 18th, as the Children’s Art Show had its opening reception.
Artwork was submitted at the end of June, from the local elementary schools, to be shown in Town hall during Uxbridge’s Celebrations of the Arts, next to the 2018 Juried Art Show.
“I think the show gets better and better each year,” coordinator Mary Margaret Walters said.
She also thanked the teachers for cooperating, including Laura Mombourquette, a grade 1 teacher from Quaker Village Public School.
“Art is my passion,” shared Ms. Mombour-quette.
At her school, she runs the Primary Art club, with a floor to ceiling collage of a friendship forest. It took three to four months to complete with 35 elementary students.
“I’ve been doing craft club for years, I decided to bump it up,”
Ms. Mombourquette explained the original piece was cut down from 15x16 feet to 8 feet.
“It just grew… like a little forest,”Ms. Mom-bourquette explained.
In the club she teaches technique and lets them take it from there. “I love seeing where they go with it”.
You could see, in the crowd, students running up to the collage to show their parents what part they had worked on. Along with the collaborator piece, smaller individual pieces were all along the walls in the Scribes Room. Including now grade seven Madison LeGrand’s impressionist landscape.
“My favorite, over all, is painting landscapes,” Miss LeGrand said. “Usually you're able to look at the specifics and the little details and it’s a beautiful piece of art. It’s nature.”
She originally did the piece for an assignment in art class, but had it entered into the art show.
“It was exciting,” Miss LeGrand said, about finding out she would be showing. “Being able to have your art in a show, it’s a first for me… having professionals in the next room showing is pretty exciting.”
One day, Miss LeGrand hopes to be in the next room too.