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*Free if room is avail­able for Church events, ser­vice club events, and rec­og­nized char­i­ta­ble org. only. *Send all ac­tiv­i­ties or any changes by Mon­day, 3 p.m., at least one week be­fore the event, only by email at jour­nal@stanstead-jour­nal.com (not re­spon­si­ble for typing er­rors)

EV­ERY TUES­DAY ORCHES­TRA RE­HEARSES – 6:30 p.m., First Univer­sal­ist Parish, Derby line, open­ings for vi­o­lin, vi­ola, cello, & string bass. Info: 802-766-3021, www.new­portarea­com­mu­ni­ty­orches­tra.org. PUBLIC SKAT­ING – free for res­i­dents: Stanstead, Og­den & Stanstead East, at Pat Burns Arena. Sat.’s 6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Feb. 28th, March 7th & 14th. Feb. 25th, Wed. morn­ing at 10:30 a.m. - noon. Dur­ing March Break: March 2nd to 6th 1-2:30 p.m.

THUR., FE­BRU­ARY 26 LEC­TURE – ETRC in­vites you to, 16th An­nual Robin Burns, The Eastern Town­ships & World War I, 7 p.m., in Cleghorn Com­mon Room (McGreer), Bishop’s Uni­ver­sity cam­pus.

SAT., FE­BRU­ARY 28 FÊTE DES NEIGES – Thayer Park, Stanstead 1 to 5 p.m., Ac­tiv­i­ties on site. AN­NUAL PET CON­NEC­TION FUNDRAISER – 240 Café bar Sans Fron­tieres, Stanstead. 9 p.m.

SUN., MARCH 1 STU­DIO GE­ORGEVILLE – March 1st to 29th, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 20 Carré Copp, Ge­orgeville, Presents stoke by stroke. Info: 819-843-9992.

TUES. MARCH 3 LI­BRARY DAY – a spe­cial all-age story time, 10:30 a.m. at Haskell Free Li­brary. Info, stop by the li­brary at 93 Caswell Ave., Derby Line or 1 Church, Stanstead, or 802-873-3022, 819-876-2471 ext. 201, www.haskel­lopera.com

WED., MARCH 4 LEC­TURE – 7 p.m., New­port’s Goodrich Me­mo­rial Li­brary, by Ver­mont Hu­man­i­ties Coun­cil, “Trains Come to Or­leans County” Ver­mont’s North­land Jour­nal edi­tor Scott Wheeler. Info: 802-334-7902.

SAT., MARCH 7 THRIFT SHOP – Christ Church Hall, 548 Duf­ferin, Stanstead, 9 to 11 a.m., Look for spe­cial sales of win­ter clothes. *WALK­ING GROUP – Les Amis de Fitch Bay, Tues. & Thur., 9:30-10:30 a.m. *CAB REDIKER – 112 Prin­ci­pal, Stanstead. 819-876-7748. Reg. hrs. 8 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-4 p.m., MEALS ON WHEELS - SE­NIOR DAY- Health Days - Se­niors 55+, Ev­ery Tues. doors open 9 a.m., first ac­tiv­ity 10 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m. *C.A.P.C. (Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Pro­gram for Chil­dren) – 492 Duf­ferin St., Stanstead, free ser­vice for chil­dren 0-5 yrs. & par­ents living in Stanstead & sur­round­ing area, Tue., Wed., Thur. 8-11 a.m. 819-876-7748. *COLBY-CURTIS MU­SEUM – Feb. & Mar., open to the public on Tues., Wed., & Thur.1-5 p.m., same sched­ule for con­sul­ta­tion hrs. in the ar­chive, info 819-8767322 / info@col­bycur­tis.ca. *FAM­ILY COUNTER – 492 Duf­ferin, Stanstead, Wed. & Thurs., 1:30-4:30 p.m., & 2nd & 4th Sat. of the month, 10 a.m.-noon. *HASKELL FREE LI­BRARY – 802-873-3022, 819-876-2471, check Haskell web site (haskel­lopera.org) reg. hrs. & info about our ser­vices. *GOODRICH ME­MO­RIAL LI­BRARY – 802-334-7902, check Goodrich Me­mo­rial web site (www.goodrich­li­brary.org) for reg. hrs & info about our ser­vices. *FADOQ – Beebe Golden Age Club – 94 Prin­ci­pal – Tues., 10 a.m., Leisure day 819-876-5281, Fit­ness equip­ment avail. Mon.-Fri. morn­ings for se­niors 819-8761544. *CAO-FADOQ – Stanstead Golden Age Club - 496 Duf­ferin, sale de la chapelle, Ev­ery Wed.’s ac­tiv­i­ties 1:30 p.m. fol­lowed by 5 p.m. supper & 7 p.m. line danc­ing, Info 819-876-5810/819-876-2011. *AUSTIN LI­BRARY – Please note, thanks to many vol­un­teers, now open on Sat. morn­ings 10-11 a.m. The

An­nual Meet­ing of the Austin W.I. took place on Wed­nes­day, Feb. 11th, 2015 at the home of Betty Telford in Ma­gog at 12 noon. Pre­ced­ing the meet­ing all en­joyed a de­li­cious lun­cheon of dainty sand­wiches with Key Lime pie for dessert. At 1 p.m. the meet­ing was opened with all recit­ing the M.S. Col­lect and Salute to the Canadian flag. MOTTO: The W.I. HYMN which was read in uni­son. Roll Call was an­swered by 8 mem­bers by pay­ing their an­nual dues and telling of a New Years’ Res­o­lu­tion which was kept (or not) which proved to be most in­ter­est­ing! As there had been no meet­ing in Jan­uary, Sec. Liz Good­win pre­sented min­utes of the Nov. 2014 meet­ing and a brief re­port of the De­cem­ber Christ­mas Party which had been hosted by all mem­bers at the Austin Town Hall & very much en­joyed. Thanks to you all! Treas. Betty read the An­nual Fi­nan­cial Re­port show­ing a favourable bal­ance to carry on our work for Home & Coun­try dur­ing 2015. Betty also pre­sented now PRO­GRAM Books which she had again pre­pared. All ex­pressed their ap­pre­ci­a­tion to her for all of her W.I. achieve­ments each year. Betty was also the win­ner of the monthly drawing which next month is to be sup­plied by Tina Linde. The Bur­saries given by this branch in 2014 are listed as fol­lows: San­drine Bour – Home Care / Bon­nie Buzzell – Home Care An­gela Harnois – Home Care Ta­nia Fortin – Home Care

Ros­alie Wub­botts – Galt Betty was again thanked for host­ing & serv­ing the won­der­ful meal at noon. The next meet­ing to take place at the home of Gerry Meesen in Ma­gog on March 11th at 1 p.m. Roll Call to be the wear­ing of the green & your fam­ily tree (Ir­ish or other)

Betty Cochrane Telford

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