Oct
24
4:00 PM16:00

Celebrate Libraries!

Celebrate Libraries!

Thursday October 24, 4:00-7:00pm
Libraries and library partners across Canada celebrate during October to raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians' lives. Stop in and see for yourself all that we offer. Refreshments will be served.

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture Series - Growing a Winter Garden

  • Williamstown Green Thumbs (Fair Grounds) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Williamstown Green Thumbs’ monthly meeting will be presenting “Growing a Winter Garden” by Stacey Lauzon, who will introduce new methods of growing plants in our cold winter months.  Everyone is welcome to attend on Monday evening, Oct. 28, 7PM at the Char-Lan Arena.  Please call Esther at 613-347-3662 for more info.

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Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Chilly Willy

Manor House

It’s nearly time to lace them up for the 5th Annual Chilly Willy 5k/10k/half marathon.  The run starts at the Manor House (former library) and is set for November 2 at 9AM.  Hot chilli, buns, coffee and hot chocolate will be served at the finish line. Same Day registrations are accepted (+ $5) and registrations are accepted up to 8:30AM.  It is $30 for the half marathon and $25 for the 5/10K.

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Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Healthy Brain

Healthy Brain

Saturday November 2, 10:00am
A workshop to provide positive ideas and activities to improve brain health for people dealing with or concerned about dementia. Everyone is welcome and refreshments will be provided.
Presented by the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

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Nov
2
4:30 PM16:30

Annual Turkey Supper

Annual Turkey Supper

At St. Andrew’s United Church Williamstown will be hosting their Annual Turkey Supper on November 2, 2019 from 4:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. Adults are $20.00, Children 6–12 are $5.00, Children 5 & under are free.  There is a bake table and take out is available.

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Nov
6
10:30 AM10:30

Storytime with Erica-Rose

Storytime with Erica-Rose

Stay and Play Storytime with Erica-Rose is next Wednesday, October 2 at 10:30AM.  They welcome families with young children to drop-in and play with the toys and resources available at the Library. Then join them for songs, rhymes, and stories at a circle time.  Refreshments provided.

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Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Santa Claus Parade

Save the date - the Williamstown Santa Claus Parade will be back with its second installment. The date is correct presently but the time is subject to change/confirmation.

Note: the parade route may change from last years route.

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Dec
7
10:00 AM10:00

Victorian Christmas Ornament Workshop

Victorian Christmas Ornament Workshop Add some homemade magic to your Christmas tree with this variety of Victorian ornaments. All supplies and a light lunch are included in the price of $25.00 per person. Feel the glow of Christmas Past in the Ballroom of the Manor House. Save your spot by email at sirjohnjohnsonmanorhouse@bellnet.ca or phone 613 347 2356

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Dec
31
to Jan 1

Hogmanay; Scottish New Year's Eve

Ring in the New Year in a true Glengarry fashion with our traditional Scottish-style Hogmanay! Hogmanay is hosted at the museum by both the Williamstown Fire Department and the GNLM. Each year we have outdoor fun with sleigh rides, fireworks, and a bonfire—those Scots sure do love their fire! Indoor fun can be found in the way of good food, a cash bar, and live Celtic music! This is the perfect family event for winter and also a great alternative to expensive New Year’s Eve outings as our Hogmanay is free to the public (of course we never turn down a donation to help out the museum and firefighters). Please check back prior to the ‘eve of’ for any pertinent weather updates.

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Oct
2
10:30 AM10:30

Storytime with Erica-Rose

Storytime with Erica-Rose

Stay and Play Storytime with Erica-Rose is next Wednesday, October 2 at 10:30AM.  They welcome families with young children to drop-in and play with the toys and resources available at the Library. Then join them for songs, rhymes, and stories at a circle time.  Refreshments provided.

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Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Lecture Series - Orchids (Williamstown Green Thumbs)

  • Williamstown Green Thumbs (Fair Grounds) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Orchids

The Williamstown Green Thumbs will be resuming their lecture series on September 30 upstairs at the arena at 7PM.  Lynn and Santos Guimond, orchid specialists, will teach everyone how to choose and grow these exotic plants.  For more info call Esther 613 347 3662.  Light lunch to follow. All are welcome.

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Sep
28
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club, the last Saturday of every month, 10:00am

 Want to have fun, make new friends, use Makerspace Kits and more? This is where you want to be! We have loads of laughs and fun, all while sharing our favourite reads. Don’t miss out! Ages 7-9. All reading levels. Contact the branch for more information.

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Sep
18
to Sep 20

Museum - Mysterious Township Tour

A popular skiing destination at this time of year, Lac Brome can boast being equally as beautiful a place in the summertime. This sort of wintry townships scene has been depicted in the latest novel Kingdom of Blood by Canadian mystery writer, Louise Penny, whose work we will explore while on our ‘mystery tour’. Our townships trip accommodation will be 2 nights at the exclusive Auberge West Brome, a venue known for its luxurious rooms and suites as well as its luxurious bistro where we’ll be enjoying our breakfast and dinners (cost for these meals included in price as are all admission fees to sites visited).

Our activities feature a range of interests and we’ll be visiting numerous sites. The Missisquoi Museum will be of key interest to many and shows different periods of the areas history throughout the display of original artefacts. We will also enjoy a wine tasting and tour at the Vignoble Gagliano. While the climates of Quebec and Sicily could hardly be more different, respect for all things wine remains the same says the Sicilian Gagliano family who own and operate the Vignoble Gagliano in

Dunham, Quebec. A visit to a benedictine monastery, the Abbaye de Saint Benoit-du-lac, known for it’s services in Gregorian chant as well as it’s homemade goods like ciders, cheese, and jellies. This unique and varied schedule will certainly be memorable and enjoyable to all! Registration for the 2019 Mystery Museum Bus Trip to the Eastern Townships is now open and up to date GNLM members are encouraged to reserve their spots before MARCH 1st, 2019 at which point the trip become open to the public.

As in previous years, interested members are asked to contact trip coordinator Wendy Wert at 613-347-3098 for trip details and to register. Unlike other trips that are organized out of the offices of travel agents, our annual bus trip is organized by several of our experienced and well-travelled volunteer museum directors. That means that unlike those other businesses, any profit we make from our trips goes 100% back in to the running of the museum and maintenance of the collection. We’ve received much positive feedback for our trips, especially for last years trip where our accommodations and meals made us feel like royalty! So if you’d like to join in on this fun fundraiser, then contact Wendy Wert at 613-347-3098 for more details! For those of you who have already expressed interest in booking, then relevant details are listed below.

Traveller information is required to book (applications available from Wendy). Trip cost is $700 with a $200 deposit requested no later then April 1st, 2019. The balance is requested no later then July 1st, 2019. Thank you!

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Sep
15
11:00 AM11:00

Harvest Market & Volunteer Appreciation (Fairgrounds)

There is a lot happening this Sunday, September 15 at the Fairgrounds.  From 11AM to 4PM the 7th Annual Fall Harvest Market will be in town.  Over 100 vendors are on site, there will be soup, sandwiches, and beverages (beer/cider) at the Fireman’s booth.  The event is free to attend and there will be something for everyone.  From 4PM to 6PM at the Heritage Hall (fairgrounds) there will be a Volunteer Appreciation wine and cheese (+ a little bit extra) to thank all those who helped with the Williamstown Fair.  Bonus – while at the Harvest Market, Bev Runions will be at promoting and signing the fair board history book: The Williamstown Fair, A Continuing History of Canada’s Oldest Fair.  All book proceeds go to the fairgrounds.

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Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Williamstown Ribfest (Museum)

There is one last major event on the museum’s calendar and it is Ribfest this Saturday, September 7 (5PM-9PM). Teams from the museum and the fire department will be competing in their preparation of delicious ribs, salads, and desserts.  Tickets are $25 and are available from the firefighters, museum directors, at Alex MacDonald’s Grocery, or leave a message at the museum. A cash bar will also be on hand for the thirsty.

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Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club, the last Saturday of every month, 10:00am

 Want to have fun, make new friends, use Makerspace Kits and more? This is where you want to be! We have loads of laughs and fun, all while sharing our favourite reads. Don’t miss out! Ages 7-9. All reading levels. Contact the branch for more information.

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Museum - Annual Wine and Cheese

NOTE: Date change, Now August 28, 2019.

A great event held on the Museum grounds, save the date. Pricing and details to follow closer to the date.

The annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser will be held on August 28 and the museum will be having a 50/50 draw at the Williamstown Fair and both these tickets are now also available at the museum.

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Aug
12
2:30 PM14:30

Paint & Play

Paint & Play, Mondays July 8 & August 12, 2:30-3:30pm

Join us at the branch for art and creative play. A program for children ages 8 and younger. Please register before the event as space is limited to ten participants.

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Aug
9
to Aug 11

Williamstown Fair

Canada’s Oldest Annual Fair. This agricultural fair has something for everyone. Truly a must visit for the whole family. Note: I speak from experience having gone to the fair every year my entire life.

Note: there are activities on Thursday and into Sunday late afternoon.

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club, the last Saturday of every month, 10:00am

 Want to have fun, make new friends, use Makerspace Kits and more? This is where you want to be! We have loads of laughs and fun, all while sharing our favourite reads. Don’t miss out! Ages 7-9. All reading levels. Contact the branch for more information.

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Jul
25
2:00 PM14:00

Tea Talk - Mackie Robertson - The Churches of North Glengarry

The last Tea Talk of the current season will be held this coming Thursday, July 25th (2PM - 4PM). Mackie Robertson will be speaking on The Churches of North Glengarry. Those who remember Mackie's talk about The Churches of South Glengarry know they will be in for a treat. The Museum Board would like to thank all our speakers and volunteer hostesses for making this season of talks so successful.

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Jul
20
10:00 AM10:00

Let’s Get Ready for The Fair

Let’s Get Ready for The Fair, Saturday July 20 10:00am-1:30pm

 Need some space to create? Use our space and make your craft! We’ll be drawing, painting and doing crafts of all types in preparation for your submission to the Williamstown Fair. Who knows, your entry might win first place! This is an activity for children of all ages.

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Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

Tea Talk - Marilyn LeBrun - South Lancaster

Marilyn Lebrun will speak about "South Lancaster" at the  Glengarry Nor'Westers & Loyalist Museum  on Thursday July 18th @ 2 PM. Growing up in that community, and a local history buff, Marilyn's presentation is not to be missed. Tea is served following the talk. The Williamstown Room at the museum is air-conditioned. A donation of $5. is requested  to help with museum expenses.

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Manor House - Summer Social

The Sir John Johnson Manor House Committee Annual Summer Social will be held on Wednesday, July 17th at the Manor House (19692 William St. Williamstown) or the Fair Grounds (in case of rain).  Start time is 6:30PM but come early to enjoy BBQ hotdogs and sausage-on-a-bun. Finish with homemade pie and ice cream for dessert while enjoying local entertainment under the heritage oak tree.  There will be a free will offering.

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Jul
13
2:00 PM14:00

Flower Show

The Williamstown Green Thumbs Horticultural Society will host their 40th Annual Flower Show & Photography Competition this Saturday, July 13, 2019 at the Meeting Place on the Williamstown Fair Grounds.  There is a public viewing & Victorian Tea at 2PM with awards to follow.  Admission is free.

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Jul
11
2:00 PM14:00

Tea Talk - Bernie MacCulloch - St. Raphaels and Glen Roy

The "Tea Talk" presenter for July 11th is Bernie MacCulloch.

A well known farmer and history buff from Glen Roy. He will speak about the area of St Raphaels  and Glen Roy in the recent past

Location: Glengarry Nor'Westers and Loyalist Museum @ 2PM .Afternoon tea is served following the presentation.

A donation of $5 . is requested to help with museum expenses.

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Jul
8
2:30 PM14:30

Paint & Play

Paint & Play, Mondays July 8 & August 12, 2:30-3:30pm

Join us at the branch for art and creative play. A program for children ages 8 and younger. Please register before the event as space is limited to ten participants.

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Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Junior Book Club

Junior Book Club, the last Saturday of every month, 10:00am

 Want to have fun, make new friends, use Makerspace Kits and more? This is where you want to be! We have loads of laughs and fun, all while sharing our favourite reads. Don’t miss out! Ages 7-9. All reading levels. Contact the branch for more information.

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Jun
23
4:00 PM16:00

Butterfly Release

Butterfly Release. Join us in releasing beautiful Painted Lady Butterflies in memory of loved ones. Butterflies are $20 each and must be reserved and paid for by June 7. Contact the St. Mary’s Centre for more information.

Date is correct but the time is a guess, contact St. Mary’s Centre at 613-347-2565

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Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

Tea Talk - Katherine Sangster Humphreys - Bainsville

The speaker at this week’s tea talk at the GNLM will be Katherine Sangster Humphreys. Katherine and her family are long-time residents of Bainsville and she will be talking about the history and times in that village. Everyone is cordially invited to the museum between 2 and 4 on Thursday, June 20th to enjoy this interesting talk and a delicious afternoon tea. A donation of $5 is requested to help with the running if the museum.

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