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Flower Growing

Published October 1, 2008

Just in time for your fall resolutions, Evelyn Snider sends word of the next Sisters By Heart Event. It's called "Live It Up" and features Beverly Kay, who will talk about her own life in relation to learning to live a healthy life in body, mind and spirit. Evelyn promises lots of surprises and fun activities and a good followup challenge. The Goodberry Sisters will provide the music. Oh, and there's food! This is a nondenominational fun night out. Monday, Oct. 6 7PM Free Methodist Church Tickets $5 advance or at the door. Info: 374-1232

Trinity United is putting the final stitches into its quilt show extravaganza. If you've been at any store, market, or public event this summer, you've probably seen the star attraction - a stunning queen size hand stitched quilt in the Irish Chain Sampler pattern, designed in warm earth tones. Tickets are still available and will be right up to the minute before the draw - the grand finale of a daylong exhibition of quilts, quilting, and fabric. Among the many things you'll see are heritage quilts from the local area, including ones from local history buffs Ruth Brown and Dorothy Reynolds. Each of these will include an information sheet so that you can get a feel for its place in our history. Local collector of antiques and artefacts, Lois Grant, will mount a display of quilt-related things. Demonstrators will show the arts of, among other things, machine embroidery (Judy Skeggs) serging (Carol Garner), hand appliqué (May Henshaw), and fibre art (Wilma Kenny). Wilton Creek Fabric will be on hand with a supply of things to buy, as will makers of delightful greeting cards featuring real quilts. Sat. Oct. 18 10 - 3. Admission $7 includes lunch.

Doris Ritchie called to remind us that Rock Lake Seniors' regular meeting will feature a Thanksgiving turkey dinner - turkey supplied by the club, and members bring side dishes and desert. Entertainment will be music and comedy by Pat Rogers and Dan Gibbs. Oct. 8 at noon at the Lions Hall. New members are welcome. Wondering why you should join? Well, aside from the regular monthly social gatherings around a pot luck luncheon, you could take a trip to Hill Island for a couple of nights at the Hill Island Lodge, along with a boat cruise of the islands - one of the activities the club organized not long ago. Rock Lake Seniors meet at the Lions Hall on the second Wednesday of each month. Doris also told us that the recent yard and bake sale raised $900 toward the expenses of the Bell Rock Hall. Bravo to everyone who works so hard to keep that historic site alive and active in the community.

Did you know that you can now send e-mail messages to patients at KGH and they don't even need a laptop to receive them? Here's how it works: You write a note (treat it like a post card) Include the patient's full name and room number (if you know it). Also include your full name. Do not include attachments or photos. A volunteer will print out the message and deliver it to the patient! What a terrific idea for people who aren't sure a card will reach their friend or relative and who can't make the trek into Kingston for a visit. Go to and click on patient and visitor information. Then click "send a patient a message" and follow the instructions. Cool.

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