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Zephyr & Sandford August 31

by Pat Asling Here we are starting another month. Since I am writing this a week ahead, there won't be any birthdays etc, but I will catch that up the following week.

Church resumes for the Sandford Zephyr United Church congregation, on Sunday, September 10th, at 10 a.m., in Sandford. Carol O'Neil will be our guest minister for the day. Following that, Adele Boy and their friend Rev. Martha will take the service and conduct Communion. On the final Sunday, we will learn about the work of the Canada Food Bank from Rob Ashton and hopefully donate to that worthy cause as well.

Don't forget the Herb Harvest at the Museum on August 31st at 6 p.m. You just have time to get there! And after the talk, you can bring some of those herbs home for your own kitchen use. Maybe even have a game or two of horseshoes before you leave the yard.

On August 11th, on the Museum grounds, a lovely carving was unveiled of two hands, one dark, one light, intertwined, carved from a dead tree on site. Quite a wonderfully expressive piece of carving by Ryan Locke. It's called "Together".

On September 13th, the Horticultural Society will meet at the Senior Center. The guest speaker is Sayeh Beheshti, who will speak on "African Violets in Container Gardens, including Terrariums." She is a member of the African Violet Society of America and other groups. She is presently pursuing a degree in environmental studies at York University. The group meets at 7 p.m.

On September 21st, at the school at the museum, Alan McGillivray will be speaking about "The 2 miles of Quaker Hill". It is some time since we have heard Allan speak, so we will look forward to that. Later in the season, Erin O'Toole will talk about the life and death of Samuel Sharpe, an interesting subject if you see his statue on the hill every time you are in Uxbridge.

Don't forget the Awards ceremony sponsored by the Kinsmen of Uxbridge, on September 15th, at the Music Hall. Awards will be given for various activities within the town. Recipients are asked to be there at 5:30 p.m. audience at 6 p.m.

At the Foster on September 1st, Erwin Shack and his band will be at the Foster. This group has been playing for our enjoyment for many years now at the Foster. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Admission is by donation. On September 8th, Linda Dempster and Laura Heighway will be the performers. These ladies are wonderful performers who I always look forward to hearing again, both vocal and instrumentally.

Since September and Autumn is so very close, here is a little poem: This windy, bright September afternoon My heart is wide awake, yet full of dreams. The air, alive with hushed confusion, teems With scent of grain-fields, and a mystic rune, Foreboding of the fall of Summer soon, Keeps swelling and subsiding, till there seems O'er all the world of valleys, hills, and streams, Only the wind's inexplicable tune.

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