Odds ‘n Sods: Port survives baseball blackout, gets set for Green Thumb Theatre

By Elaine Nyeholt

A huge thank you goes out to the Community Hall Society for putting on the Halloween Party for us all. It was a beautifully decorated and well fed event.

I only saw two or three of the littlest ones who were spooked by the costumes and decorations, but they settled in and avoided the Haunted House.

The actual Oct. 31st trick-or-treating went smoothly if a little bit cool with minimal fireworks to spook the pets around town.

Then the power went out in the midst of the final World Series baseball game! It was another warning for all who were yet again unprepared for sudden blackouts. The good news is we didn’t miss any runs in the baseball game… Bad news is the Dodgers lost!

A Seniors Potluck Lunch and meeting is set for Remembrance Day. Our annual Christmas Dinner set for Dec. 1 to avoid having too many big dinners in a row. This will be the final meeting of 2017 — that’s a shocker to me. Time really does fly by.

Remembrance Day for the school students is today, Nov. 10, in the Seniors Room. Monday, Nov. 13 is the official day of ‘no school’ for Remembrance Day.

A performance by the Green Thumb Theatre will be at the school on the morning of Thursday, Nov 16 if you are interested in taking it in.

The actual the Remembrance Day ceremony will be at the cenotaph, and the parade begins at 10:20 am. After-celebrations are in the Seniors Room as with other years.

Another opportunity to have your flu shot in Port will be on Wednesday, Nov.15 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the clinic.

The doctor days for the rest of this month are Wednesday, Nov. 15; Thursday, Nov. 16; Thursday, Nov. 23; and Tuesday, Nov. 28. Where else in Canada would this be ‘news’?

There will be a Tourism meeting on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers.

The next Book Club Gala “Giller Prize” dinner is set for this month. I heard the last one was really nice. The Giller Prize is a Canadian literature prize of considerable desirability: $100,000 to the best author of the year. Madeleine Thien won last year with her book, Do Not Say We Have Nothing.

Movie night will be on Friday, Nov. 17. The movie this time is rated for 13 & up (parental supervision for anyone younger) so the little ones are better off staying home this time.

Come to the Community Hall for a Christmas Swap n’ Shop on Nov. 18th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., have some lunch, take in the Loonie Auction and Arts & Crafts tables, visit folks you only see at Hall events! The baking is always a huge hit too, fresh bread and pies… O my! Tables can be rented by phoning 250-557-4760 ($15.).

The Rod and Gun Club are have their AGM and potluck dinner at the fire hall on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Alternate Fitness is being offered FREE from 12 to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays until Dec. 15 in the Seniors Room. Thank you to the giving people who put on these types of programs for the benefit of the community. It is appreciated.

If you have news to share in this column please email me at enyeholt@gmail.com by the Thursday before the date of publishing. Thanks and button up everyone, it’s getting cold out there.

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