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*FREE for churches events, ser­vice clubs events, and rec­og­nized char­i­ta­ble org. only. - Send all ac­tiv­i­ties or changes by Mon­day, 3 p.m., at least one week be­fore the event, only by email at jour­nal@ stanstead-jour­ (not re­spon­si­ble for typ­ing er­rors) BLOOD PRES­SURE CLIN­ICS – Water­ville: Tues­day De­cem­ber 20th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Town Hall, 170 Prin­ci­pale S. Len­noxville: Tues­day De­cem­ber 13th, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ma­sonic Hall, 3002 Belvidere Str. WALK IN MY SHOES CAM­PAIGN – Is ask­ing for new (never worn) cloth­ing items for home­less peo­ple. Cash do­na­tions are used to buy ther­mal un­der­wear or footwear. Drop do­na­tions at Men­tal Health Es­trie, 257 Queen, Len­noxville or at dis­tri­bu­tion points in the area. For info 819-565-3777 or men­tal­­trie@bell­ WEL­COME WED­NES­DAYS – Or­ga­nized by Women’s Cen­tre. “Get to­gether” for cof­fee or tea or have a chat, meet friends, browse the li­brary and learn to cro­chet. Ac­tiv­ity room avail. 1:15-3:45 p.m. Bring knit­ting or craft. ACEF ES­TRIE – De­fense of con­sumers’ rights or­ga­ni­za­tion. Free ser­vices from third year stu­dents from Fac­ulty of Law, ready to an­swer ques­tions. Info ACEF Es­trie 819-563-8144. ÉCOCENTRES –Info Éco­cen­tre Michel-le­doux, 1000 LéonTré­panier via Lav­igerie, 819822-6010; Éco­cen­tre RoseCo­hen, 365 Pépin, via Port­land Blvd, 819-822-6033. FUN FEAR­LESS FIT­NESS – Women 16 and + highly qual­i­fied in­struc­tor. Ev­ery Mon­day, 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Len­noxville French Ele­men­tary School, École St-an­toine’s Gym. Park­ing on Church and Speid St., Info Su­nita 819-563-9987. PRE­NA­TAL CLASSES – On-go­ing classes. For info or reg­is­ter, Len­noxville & District Women’s Cen­tre, 819-564-6626 or He­lene Black­burn com­bines her chore­o­graphic sig­na­ture to­gether with a mu­si­cal score that fosters a di­a­logue be­tween Stravin­sky’s mas­ter­piece, per­cus­sive ar­range­ments and elec­tronic sam­pling. 8 dancers.

In the course of her re­search, Hélène Black­burn be­came in­creas­ingly in­ter­ested in The Rite of Spring. In this tow­er­ing work she found themes – spring, the elect, sac­ri­fice – con­ducive to the cre­ation of a show for young au­di­ences. Draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the en­ergy and raw power of the chore­og­ra­phy, she in­vited com­poser Martin Tétreault to cre­ate a mu­si­cal score that fosters a di­a­logue with Stravin­sky’s mas­ter­piece and the mu­sic of DJS so dear to ado­les­cents. While re­main­ing a work for gen­eral au­di­ences, Vari­a­tions S, con­ceived for eight dancers, will be unique in that it will be geared pri­mar­ily to ado­les­cents and pread­ole­cents – peo­ple go­ing through a stage of life so akin to the mu­ta­tions of spring.

Tick­ets - Adults $26 / Se­nior (60+) $22 / Stu­dent (with ID) $18 Buy your tick­ets 819-822-9692

Thecon­cert will be pre­sented at the Len­noxville United Church 6, Church Street in the Bor­ough of Len­noxville. GEN­ERAL AD­MIS­SION.

En­joy a sweet pre-christ­mas Sun­day af­ter­noon on De­cem­ber 11th at 3pm when Opus Prizewin­ner harpist Va­lerie Milot and vi­o­lin­ist An­toine Bareil present their Christ­mas Fan­tasies pro­gram (see full list be­low) fea­tur­ing mu­sic by Franz Gru­ber, Lewis H. Red­ner, Fer­ru­cio Bu­soni and Paul Si­mon (yes, the Paul Si­mon of Si­mon & Gar­funkel) as well as tra­di­tional mu­sic of Bri­tain and Nor­mandy. Pre­sented in the beau­ti­ful United Church in the cen­tre of the Len­noxville bor­ough, the con­cert is the first of a se­ries of events in the com­mu­nity and co­in­cides with Santa’s visit. The con­cert will be fol­lowed by a meet-the-artist re­cep­tion af­ter the con­cert in the ad­ja­cent hall.

Tick­ets - Adults $27 / Se­nior (60+) $22 / Stu­dent (with ID) $18 Buy your tick­ets 819-822-9692

Photo Éti­enne Boisvert

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