En­joy the sweet Christ­mas fun as Cookie Walk re­turns

Lo­cal churches pre­pare spe­cial events for the holiday sea­son

The Peterborough Examiner - - Arts & Life - CARO­LINE MC­CONNELL Northcrest_­col­[email protected]

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!

Messy Church

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/

Sea­soned Spoon

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.

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