Hand of Man craft sale great place to Christmas shop
The Hand of Man Art and Craft Sale, presented by the Peterborough Guild of Arts and Crafts, takes place this weekend.
It’s on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Morrow Building, 155 Lansdowne St. W. at George Street.
Now in its 44th year, this is the longest-running craft show in the Kawarthas. Last year 3,500 people attended.
“Everyone is invited to come join the 130 artisans who make this show, with their distinct and unique handcrafted items,” says organizer Patricia Lagana.
They include table linens, quilting, knitting, sewing, fibre and fine art, jams, jelly, maple syrup, honey, woodworking, silk scarves, jewelry, pottery, crocheting, hats, toys, baking and so much more. Vendors include Country Pine, The Cutting Board Guy, Debs Designs’ jewelry, LeilaBel Anne’s florals, Gridley’s Bath and Body, Batten’s Country Choice Honey and more. Lunch, snacks, coffee and tea will be available.
The guild is a nonprofit group formed in 1975 by artisans who made items by hand. Last year they donated $7,500 to nine local charitable organizations: the Salvation Army, Five Counties Children’s Centre, YWCA Crossroads Shelter, Kawartha Wildlife Centre, Kawartha Food Share, Brock Mission, Cameron House, Under One Roof and the Warming Room.
Admission is $3 for adults, and children under age 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free and the site is wheelchair accessible. For more information, please visit www.thehandofman.ca.
The Peterborough chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind will be presenting a storytelling fundraiser. Harmonious Hauntings is on Oct. 24, from 6:15 to 8:30 p.m. at Canterbury Gardens, 1414 Sherbrooke St.
Betty Bennett, storyteller, and Angelica Ottewill, storyteller and harpist, will entertain visitors with stories suitable for the fall and Halloween season, including music, poetry, and tales that are melancholy, spooky and humorous.
The Canadian Council of the Blind is a national organization that advocates for those with vision loss and visual impairment.
Parking will be available at Westdale United Church, 1509 Sherbrooke St., and a shuttle bus to Canterbury Gardens will be provided. (Please do not park at Canterbury Gardens, as the space there is extremely limited.) The evening will include raffles, a door prize and refreshments. Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets can be reserved by emailing Betty at: eaben[email protected]icom.net or Angelica at: angelica.ot[email protected] Tickets will also be available at the door and through the CCB at: ccbpeterbor[email protected]
Canadian Canoe Museum
The Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd., is offering many artisan workshops this fall, where participants can learn traditional skills, including: Make a Pair of Wool and Leather Mittens on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
Drop-in make-and-take activities for children are free, with admission, from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the theme of Fall Leaves on Oct. 26.
The annual Hand of Man Art and Craft Sale takes place this weekend.