Fes­tive Ex­pres­sions at the Mar­guerite Knapp Open House!

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Town­ship­pers' As­so­ci­a­tion Ma­gog

Non-profit com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tion Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion is invit­ing the pub­lic to savour the hol­i­day spirit at Sweets, Treats & Shop, a free af­ter­noon of fam­ily fes­tiv­i­ties and ac­tiv­i­ties this Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2nd, at the Mar­guerite Knapp Build­ing, in Sher­brooke.

Hosted by Town­ships Ex­pres­sions, an ini­tia­tive sup­port­ing the re­gions An­glo­phone artists, meet, min­gle, win prizes and pick up that one-of-a-kind gift from the se­lec­tion of prints, mu­sic, books, and many other items cre­ated by lo­cal artist.

With spe­cial Town­ships’ Ex­pres­sions guests, such as the com­i­cal colum­nist and au­thor Ross Mur­ray, en­joy sea­sonal re­fresh­ments, fes­tive dec­o­ra­tions and get to know the build­ing that houses Town­ship­pers’ and many other com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions, such as the Town­ship­pers’ Re­search & Cul­tural Foun­da­tion, Town­ships Sun, and the Que­bec An­glo­phone Her­itage Net­work.

From 1-2 p.m. its all about kids ages 6-12, as “Mark the Her­ald An­gel Sings” Il­lus­tra­tor Shanna Bernier shares her tech­niques, 11 year old lit­er­acy fan Draven Sawyer reads the short story Good Night Lit­tle Birdie from An­nik Wil­liams book Mr. Mole’s Day Off, and mu­si­cian Keith Whit­tall leads a sing-a-long. Ac­tiv­i­ties fol­low from 2-4 p.m. in­clud­ing colour­ing and a cookie dec­o­rat­ing con­test for the kids, door prizes for the grownups and more! Hang Your Hol­i­day Star As Town­ship­pers’ As­so­ci­a­tion shares its of­fice space with sev­eral other groups and or­ga­ni­za­tions which also serve the English­s­peak­ing com­mu­nity of the East­ern Town­ships, items will be col­lected to help make the sea­son a bit brighter for those in need. Bring new cloth­ing or per­sonal items to do­nate to Men­tal Health Estrie’s HUGS for the Home­less pro­gram or non-per­ish­able food items for the for the Len­noxville and District Women’s Cen­tre’s Christ­mas bas­kets, and a spe­cial star will be hung in your name.

Dur­ingThe full list of the HUGS pro­gram ac­cepted items can be viewed on the event list­ing, ac­ces­si­ble through Town­ship­pers’ web­site www. town­ship­pers.qc.ca.

Sweets, Treats & Shop, will be held Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, 2012, from 1-4 p.m. at the Mar­guerite Knapp Build­ing, lo­cated at 257 Queen Street, Sher­brooke, in the Bor­ough of Len­noxville, in front of the D’Arcy-Ben­nett Park. Am­ple free park­ing can be found at the back of the build­ing, which is ac­ces­si­ble by rue Char­lotte.

Ma­gog’s Se­maine cul­turelle 2012, 2,892 peo­ple took part in one or more of the many cul­tural events. Shows by Marc Vella and Christina Tassa et les Im­pos­teurs were at­tended by about 120 peo­ple each at the new au­di­to­rium des Tis­serands which is sit­u­ated in the base­ment of the Mem­phrem­a­gog Li­brary. The Cen­tre d’arts visuels de Ma­gog, which houses an art gallery and the Musee in­ter­na­tional d’art naïf de Ma­gog, in­au­gu­rated last June, also had a lot of vis­i­tors.

At La Ruche high school, 225 young teens at­tended the show/work­shop Lis ta rap­ture, pre­sented by David Goudreault, Kiev Re­naud and five other guests with bul­ly­ing ex­pe­ri­ences. Shows also took place in se­niors res­i­dences and at the Cen­tre d’heberge­ment of the CSSSM. Nine shows were also pre­sented in front of more than 1000 Ma­gog ele­men­tary stu­dents, at their schools, and 147 chil­dren and their han­dlers from lo­cal day­cares.

If you be­lieve in ’shop­ping lo­cal’, you’ll want to head to the Town­ship­pers As­so­ci­a­tion’s of­fice in Len­noxville, this Sun­day, to pe­ruse the Town­ships Ex­pres­sions Bou­tique dur­ing the Open House.

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