A time of remembrance
Hello Readers, hope you all had a great week. Remembrance Day is this week and I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or not, each year that passes I find myself wanting to learn and hear more about the wars in which so many people and countries fought for our freedom and for the freedom of others. Over the years, I’ve found that there are so many stories that have been told and still many more are being unearthed through documentaries and books, and searches through the Internet, each year. There are the stories from those on the front lines, their technical supports, those who worked in the hospitals, those who built machinery and weapons around the world. Stories from those who had to hide, were sent to death or work camps, those who didn’t make it out alive and those who did. The stories of occupied countries and people. The stories of those who lived through those war years right here at home. There are so many stories to hear and learn about and every time I read or hear about one it drives the saying, “Never Again” all the more home for me.
Have a great week everyone and wear your poppy proudly.
Upcoming Events for November:
Recycle Frog - buyers of gold, silver, and more at The Hall on Wed, Nov. 12 from 11:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lego Robotics at the library on Thurs, Nov. 13 from 5 - 7 p.m. Build, design, and program robots using Lego Mindstorm. Space is limited. Phone the library 254 - 2046 to register.
Teen Game Night at the library on Fri, Nov. 14 from 6 - 8 p.m. for grades 7 - 12. Play Minecraft, Settlers of Catan, or the RPG card game Munchkin. Eat some snacks, win some prizes, and create some gaming mayhem.
First Annual Merchants Vintage Christmas Open House from Thurs, Nov. 13 - Sun, Nov. 16. Main Street will come alive with Christmas spirit as they are transformed to an era gone by. Bring your family and friends and experience four days of nostalgic holiday shopping.
Disney Princess Tea Party at the fire hall on Tues, Nov. 18 at 6 p.m. for ages 2 - 12. This is a fundraiser for Tim Horton’s Childrens Foundation and each child with get their nails and make-up done or face- painted, and will be entertained by some of their favourite Disney Princesses.
Film at The Hall on Wed, Nov. 19 is “The Jersey Boys” at 7:30 p.m
Crystal’s Quick Notes:
Want to go ice skating at the Lions arena? Here are the times for this winter season. Adult/Senior Skate on Thursdays from 12 - 2 p.m. Public Skate on Fridays from 7 - 9 p.m. Free Skate on Sundays from 4 - 5 p.m. Please wear your helmets.
Darts at the legion on Friday nights starting at 8:45 p.m.
Community Use Fitness Centre at the Parrsboro Regional High School on Mondays and Tuesdays from 6 - 8 pm and Wed - Fri. from 6 - 9 p.m. For more information contact Tissy at 254 - 2036.
Parrsboro Lions Club Bingo is on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. on Cable TV 5, you can also come to the Lions Den to play, and now on the internet with streaming video if you log onto www.parrsborolionsbingo.ca.
Tune into Parrsboro’s Community Radio Radio at 99.1 FM CICR for local events, news, and more. Bingo on Thursdays at 6 p.m.
Contact Crystal either by phone 254-2947 or email: email@example.com if you have anything you would like to see posted.
Inspirational quote for the week ahead is by Czeslaw Milosz - “The living owe it to those who no longer speak to tell their story for them.”