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Zephyr & Sandford

by Pat Asling This past week broke all records for heat for several days and collectively, yet when I decided to go to my brother's cottage for the weekend, it turned cold and rainy! It is a break, at least, and I got to go on a nature outing with the Saugeen Naturalists, something I have not done for a long time.

Congratulations on their birthdays to Ron and Gayle Cordingley. It's another time they can celebrate together. Happy anniversary also to Jamie and Janet Rose. Janet was the former Janet Cox who grew up over on the 6th, on the farm now run by her brother Murray. Janet and Jamie live in Seagrave now. LeeAnn Ball and her friend had a lovely holiday week in the Dutch Caribbean, the island of Curaçao, in the capital of Willemstad, where the scenery and atmosphere are somewhat different than in the British or French islands.

This past Sunday, baseball was started at Zephyr Park and will continue every Sunday evening at 6 p.m., throughout the summer. All skill levels are welcome. On Tuesday evening, the Horseshoe Club will meet at the Uxbridge-Scott Museum grounds at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Membership is $20, and that also gives you membership in the Historical Society.

On Wednesday evening, July 12th, the Uxbridge Horticultural Group will meet at the Senior Centre at 7 p.m. and meeting starting at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome. Guest speaker is Julia Dunackis, the Gardening Girl, who will be talking about how to maximize your harvest through Succession Planting. If you are bringing flowers to show, please be there well before 7 p.m. Rose Doyle is looking for a volunteer to take over the secretarial job, both for this evening and when she formally retires in November after a great many years in that position.

Friday Night at the Foster continues this week with another great performer who is well-able to entertain. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert begins at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a donation at the door. The Friends of the Foster Group are looking for more volunteers to help welcome audiences at the door and help with set-up before the concert. Volunteers get to hear the concert for free if they so wish. Anne is coming to Uxbridge again. The well-loved "Anne of Green Gables" will be performed on several occasions at the Music Hall and, following that, at the Heritage Church in Leaskdale. Two of the performances at the church are prefaces by a tea beginning at 12:30 p.m. Get your tickets early. On July 12th from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., there will be a tea and a talk by Rosalee Peppard Lockyer. Call 905-862-0808 for reservations.

Uxbridge Scott Museum/Heritage Centre has planned a number of outings. July 18th is Kite Flying Day, when you can literally tell someone to "go fly a kite"! July 22nd, there will be lantern-led tours, where you will tour the buildings by lantern light and get a feel for what it was like when this was the only light. Call the museum for more information and to reserve your spot.

July 23rd is Quilt Picnic Day, when you can bring your quilting project and a picnic lunch in the company of other quilters. Still more, on July 30th, for kids and adults, there will be print shop workshops.

Being constructed now for later perusal, a wooden sculpture entitled "Diversity and Inclusion." And finally, don't forget the speaker series that will begin September 21st with Allan McGillivray talking about the History of "The 2 1/2 miles that is Quaker Hill".

The Scottish Fest is coming up on July 22nd. It's been a while since we had one, so I am sure there will be a good turnout to this all-day festive of music and skill. Admission is by donation.

Church was held at Zephyr United Church this past Sunday, with Laura Kay leading. Next Sunday, July 16th, we will be blessed once more to hear the wonderful music of the group Reflection. Church begins at 10 a.m., but Ruth is always there early, setting the tone of the service with her lively music.

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