Enjoy the sweet Christmas fun as Cookie Walk returns
Local churches prepare special events for the holiday season
Edmison Heights Baptist Church, 160 Marina Blvd., will be hosting their 6th annual Christmas Cookie Walk Nov. 24 from 9:30 a.m. until noon. Select your choice of cookies by the dozen as you walk by. There will be lots of different varieties, including shortbread, chocolate macaroons, sugar cookies, peanut butter, and more. There will also be light and dark Christmas cake and fudge.
The cost is $5 for a dozen cookies and $5 for the cake and fudge as packaged. Free containers will be provided. There will also be free coffee to enjoy. Come on out and get your Christmas baking!
Christ Lutheran Church, 463 Highland Rd., is holding a Messy Church today from 5:30 until 7 p.m. Paint some Christmas ornaments, do some cookie decorating and enjoy a delicious meal, fun and fellowship -- an opportunity for families and kids of all ages (adults too) to spend time in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.
Everyone is welcome. Call 705 745-0841 for further information.
The Peterborough Field Naturalists (PFN) meet Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at the Camp Kawartha Environment Centre, 2505 Pioneer Rd. Guest speaker Arnold Zageris, one of this country's pre-eminent landscape photographers, will discuss his recent book of photography entitled Antarctica.
"From the delicate tingling sights of tiny ice crystals, to the majesty of towering peaks and the ferocity of relentless storms, Antarctica animates, inspires and ultimately humbles," says Zageris.
Equipped with a 35mm digital camera and an old 4x5 view camera, Zageris travelled Antarctica for over thirteen years. His photographs can be found at the National Gallery of Canada and in private galleries across North America. Also, the PFN’s traditional Grey Cup afternoon trip to Rice Lake takes place Sunday, Nov. 25. The trip will last until the late afternoon, but CFL fans will be home in time for the Grey Cup game!
Led by Martin Parker, the group will explore sites along the northwestern shore of the lake looking for the later migrating ducks and other birds. Highlights will be the rafts of ducks riding the waves and the scenic vistas overlooking the lake.
To participate, meet outside Tim Horton’s at the Canadian Tire/Sobeys Plaza, Lansdowne St. W. at 1 p.m. to carpool. Bring binoculars, a telescope if you have one, and dress suitable for the weather.
New members are welcome. For further information visit peterboroughnature.org/
The Seasoned Spoon Café at Trent University is looking for workshop facilitators with “special foodie skills” that they are willing to share with students and community members.
“We’re interested in hearing about your workshop ideas on DIY food-based, sustainability, gardening or green living skills. We are also interested in speakers or discussions around food sovereignty, justice, security or food systems issues in general.”
The Seasoned Spoon Café is a non-profit, vegetarian cafe that serves locally and where possible, organically sourced food, located at 1600 West Bank Dr. at Trent University.
Email spoonvolun[email protected] with workshop proposals or for further information.
LEARNING IN LEISURE: Tomorrow from 9:15 a.m. until noon at Northminster United Church with speakers Megan Boyles (Locavorest: Latest Way to Acquire the Freshest Foods); Ted Morin (The Lighter Side of War). Membership or $5 per session. Lug-a-mug for the cookie/coffee break. Wheelchair accessible. For more information visit learninginleisure.com BINGO: At Activity Haven, Friday at 6:30 p.m. $500 prize board, 10 games for $15. Canteen opens at 5:30 p.m., serving burgers, nachos and cheese, chips, and candy bars. 180 Barnardo Ave.
Pick up your Christmas baking at the Edmison Heights Baptist Church annual Christmas Cookie Walk Nov.2 4. Shown are just a few of the varieties offered last year.