Hand of Man craft sale great place to Christ­mas shop

The Peterborough Examiner - - LOCAL - Joanne Cul­ley joanne.cul­[email protected]­pa­tico.ca

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.

Har­mo­nious Haunt­ings

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.

SPE­CIAL TO THE EX­AM­INER

The an­nual Hand of Man Art and Craft Sale takes place this week­end.

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