Festive Expressions at the Marguerite Knapp Open House!
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.