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Changes of date

The Save Char-Lan com­mu­nity up­date meet­ing has been changed from Thurs­day to Wed­nes­day, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m. at Wil­liamstown Pub­lic School. The meet­ing you can­not miss is Mon­day, Jan. 23, at 6:30 p.m. at Gen­eral Vanier. Rally ev­ery­one you know, make many calls, of­fer rides, and at the event wear gold and blue. This is our chance to be seen as sup­port­ing our school.

Mu­seum news

There is a weekly Tai Chi class Mondays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at the mu­seum with in­struc­tor Peter But­ton. It is an ex­cel­lent ex­er­cise to in­crease strength and bal­ance and gen­er­ally stay healthy. Con­tact Peter at 613-360- 0892 or [email protected] Re­minder: Trip to Mid­land, tick­ets still avail­able. Please call Wendy at 613-347-3098.

Win­ter won­der­land

The St. Mary’s Cen­tre has a mam­moth Sun­day, Jan. 22 planned fol­low­ing Mass at 10:30 a.m. There will be lunch at St. Mary’s Cen­tre from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., From 1-4 p.m. there will be a strong­man to­bog­gan pull (chil­dren), a great baby crawl, bridge tour­na­ment, fam­ily snow sculp­ture contest, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties drop-in room, tug-of-war (bring a team), cross-coun­try ski­ing or snow­shoe­ing. At 3 p.m. there will be en­ter­tain­ment and the bar will be open, 4-6 p.m. is a spaghetti sup­per. Also there will be wagon rides from 2-5 p.m. from the park to St. Mary’s as from 2:30-3:30 p.m. there will be a chil­dren’s shinny game fol­lowed by a fam­ily out­door skate from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Do­na­tions and of­fer­ings will go to St. Mary’s Emer­gency Cen­tre up­keep.

St. An­drew’s will host a ser­vice at 9:30 a.m. that same day.

Bridge dates

The re­sults from Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 11 Wil­liamstown Bridge Club were: 1st El­iz­a­beth Mar­jer­ri­son, Jim Camp­bell and 2nd John Roul­ston, Au­drey Pasco.

Other Char-Lan news

The high school is cur­rently look­ing for a work­ing wash­ing machine. If you can ac­com­mo­date please call at 613-347-2441. If you have a child in Grade 7 or 8, on Tues­day and Wed­nes­day af­ter­noons (24, 25 re­spec­tively) there will be an EOHU Den­tal screen­ing.

Re­mem­ber, de­spite re­cent lit­er­a­ture, the only teeth you don’t need to floss are the ones you don’t want to keep.

Cir­cle the cal­en­dar for ex­ams – Jan­uary 26, 27 and 30, 31. Note: bring your class and li­brary books to your first exam.

On Thurs­day, Feb. 23 Char- Lan will be host­ing its an­nual Open House. Doors open at 6 p.m. for reg­is­tra­tion, pre­sen­ta­tions and tours be­gin at 6:30 p.m.

Chore Wars and Aris­to­tle

In a book I read from our li­brary, it brought me upon an in­ter­est­ing web­site, chore­wars.com. Es­sen­tially, it makes chores/tasks a com­puter game. The ba­sic pack­age is free, the up­grade is $10 (one time). If some­one tries this site, let me know how it goes. I’m cu­ri­ous.

I had a re­cent con­ver­sa­tion with a Wil­liamstown gen­tle­man much, much more my in­tel­lec­tual su­pe­rior and he brought me some an­cient knowl­edge: ethos, lo­gos, and pathos ( English: ethics, logic, and emo­tion).

Aris­to­tle said that any great form of con­vic­tion is based on th­ese three tenets.

Per­haps this Chore Wars will get your fam­ily “chor­ing” be­cause of Aris­totelian rea­son­ing. Fun stuff!

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