November has us put away our witch hates, carved pumpkins and scary movies and brings us Christmas decorations to the store shelves, red poppies to be worn, beards to be grown and rainy, cold days that hint to winter being just around the corner. Most would retreat to the comfort of our homes where is it warm and dry but with Kincardine providing so many interesting and exciting activates and events this month, you’re going to want to throw on a couple layers and get out there.
Here are just some of the things November has in store for us. Share the list, tell a friend, print it off and put it on your fridge. Enjoy Kincardine and its surrounding areas to its fullest.
Kincardine Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Boutique: The perfect chance to start your Christmas shopping. Holiday baking, giftware, decorating ideas bake sale and a tearoom. All proceeds go to purchase medical equipment for the Kincardine site. From 10 am – 2 pm at the Kincardine Hospital.
A Marc Pierre Toth- Piano Performance at 7:30pm at the Kincardine United Church. Tickets are $25, 16 years and younger are free! Tickets available at J'Adorn, Kincardine Scottish Shop, Ralph's Hi-Way (Port Elgin), online at TicketScene and at the door!
Port Elgin Legion Meat Draw held in the Port Elgin Legion Canteen at 4 pm.
The Halifax Harbour Explosion and War Time Songs with Vera Lynn at the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre. Doors and cash bar open at 7pm and ends at 9:30pm. The 100th anniversary of the largest non-nuclear explosion in history, local history enthusiast Mat Johnson will lead you through the devastating event that was the Halifax Harbour Explosion. A 3D model representing the before and after will be on display during this lecture. Following a short intermission with light refreshments Sandy Lindsay, an extremely talented vocalist, will perform War Time songs by Vera Lynn, who was a famous wartime songstress also celebrating her 100th birthday this year. Members are $8 + HST and the public are $12 + HST.
Walkerton Legion Br. 102 Remembrance Dinner: Cocktails at 6pm and dinner is at 7pm. $15.00 per person. Veterans, widows, widowers and caretakers if needed are free but must have a ticket.
Kincardine & District Horticultural Society Meeting w/Speaker: Roberta Brignell will be speaking on ‘Culinary Herbs’ at 7pm at the St. Anthony’s Church Hall with refreshments to follow.
Fall Supper: Hosted by the Tiverton Knox Presbyterian Church from 4:30-6:30pm at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre.
After Hours Museum Mixer - Under the Big Top: The After Hours Museum Mixer is unlike any other event in the area from 7pm to 10pm. During this unique Circus themed adults-only evening you’re invited to explore the Museum with drinks in hand and enjoy the “Look Up Theatre” performances. Dressing up is encouraged but not necessary, you won’t want to miss this popular annual event and night out with your friends! Members are $15+HST and the public are $20+HST. Tickets available in advance.
Tiverton & District Lions Club Annual Christmas Bazaar: Showcasing from 9:30am – 2:30pm at the Whitney Crawford Community Centre in Tiverton. Admission is free and lunch available.
Free skating in Brockton sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 102. From 1pm - 1:50pm at the Walkerton Community Centre.
Legion Remembrance Day Services at the MacDonald Br. 183 starting at 10am in the Hall, followed by Cenotaph Service and then a light lunch.
Port Elgin Shoppers Night & Tree Lighting: Port Elgin’s annual kick off to Christmas is underway with Shoppers Night and Tree Lighting Ceremony at Coulter Parkette at 6:30pm. Organized by the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. Shoppers Night commences after the tree is lit with sales at the local businesses. This fun night will also give you the chance to get caught shopping local, you could win Chamber Bucks and participating business gift certificates to get you started on your gift list.
Moving Meditation and Energy Balance: Ayse Hogan from The Chakra House of Healing will be leading a Moving Meditation and Energy Balance from 5pm – 7pm at the Pea Pod in Port Elgin. Change your state of mind through Movement integrating meditation and energy healing. Creates powerful grounding allowing you to become more centered, heals Chakras and balances meridians and brings mental clarity. Tickets are $35 - this includes the Moving Meditation Session with Ayse Hogan and amazingly yummy appetizers provided by the Pea Pod. Tickets can be purchased at the Pea Pod or The Chakra House of Healing.
Artful Hands Christmas Show & Sale at the Kincardine Pavilion on Friday 6-9pm and on Saturday 10-4pm. A Local artist and artisan juried show featuring paintings, ceramics, sculptures, photography, wood, stained glass and jewellery. Admission is $2. All proceeds go to help community projects and Friends of the Pavilion.
Lakeside Downtown Kincardine Hometown Christmas: Santa Claus, street entertainers, horse & carriage rides, along with great sales and savings in the stores from 5pm to 9pm.
Kincardine Legion is having its 37th Annual Craft Show & Bake Sale. There will be various vendors, a door raffle and a lunch counter. Come out and support our legion and get a head start on your Christmas shopping. Goes from 9am until 3pm at the Kincardine Legion Br. 183.
Saugeen Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Bazaar: Free admission at the Rotary Hall in the Plex of Port Elgin. Something for everyone, from crafts, baked goods, used books to lottery tickets available. All proceeds raised will be in support of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital. Runs from 10am until 2pm.
Kincardine BIA Ladies Night Out: A night of shopping where the ladies are special from 5pm – 9pm! Participating stores will feature promotions of interest to ladies, doors prizes and treats! Contact Rick Clarke 519-955-0547 for more info!
Southampton Sparkles & Tree Lighting: Christmas in Southampton kicks off with Southampton Sparkles Night & Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Old Town Hall at 6:30pm. Organized by the Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce. Sparkles Night commences after the tree is lit with sales at the local businesses. This fun night will also give you the chance to get caught shopping local, you could win Chamber Bucks and participating business gift certificates to get you started on your gift list.
Trivia Night: Hosted by the Kincardine Legion Br. 183. First question is called at 7pm sharp. It is just $5 per person. Bring your team or join one when you arrive.
Hanging of the Green: This annual event hosts a meet and greet with Santa, a evening lite parade, sidewalk sales, hot apple cider & food, ice sculpture carving in front of your eyes! A fantastic family event that is always very well attended! The event starts at 6pm and goes until 10pm on Elora Street in Mildmay.
School’s Out Movies: “Marry Poppins” movie begins at 10:30 a.m. When school is out, join us for a morning movie on the big screen in the Bruce Power Theatre. We provide the movie and popcorn! Members are free. General admission applies.
Women to Women Holiday Shopping Extravaganza: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women at the Davidson Centre from 9am-3pm. Request your vendor table application by contacting Karen McDonald at 226-930-0883.
3rd Annual Christmas & Craft Table Top Sale: Bring a friend and check out some great goodies from some local vendors from 9am to 2:30pm at the Kincardine United Church. Baked goods from Kincardine B Girls Midget Team, a raffle table and so much more to help start your Christmas shopping.
Port Elgin Santa Claus Parade: Santa arrives in Port Elgin for the first Christmas Parade in Saugeen Shores and will be travelling the parade route waving to all the children! Non-perishable food items will be collected for the local food bank. The parade starts at 7pm and will run along Goderich Street, from Elgin Street to Ivings Drive. Call Saugeen Shores Chamber of Commerce at 519-832-2332 if you want to help out.
Gingerbread Library: The 3rd annual Gingerbread Library event where you can play games, take your picture in one of the festive photo booths, make a Christmas ornament to take home and enjoy some treats! Runs from 5pm to 6:30pm.
Ripley Christmas Celebration: Celebrate the holidays with family, friends and neighbours at the annual Ripley Christmas Celebration. The parade starts at 6pm and following the parade, you can meet Santa at the Ripley Huron Community Centre and enjoy free public skating! Admission is free.
Fall Trend in Kincardine: Dive into the latest fall trends with Matrix. From color placements, Balayage to color melting, you will leave inspired and armed with many new skills and techniques. From 9am to 4pm at the Dynamic Salon.
Huron Fringe Field Naturalists November Meeting: Lucknow native Liz Miltenberg will be sharing her experiences planting trees in northern Ontario and British Columbia. Meeting will be held at the Pine River United Church at 7:30 pm. All are welcome.
Unveiling Your Empath - Ayse Hogan from The Chakra House of Healing: Ayse Hogan from The Chakra House of Healing will be discussing "Unveiling Your Empath". Ayse Hogan will be discussing what it means to be an Empath, the different kinds of Empaths and doing a short questionnaire to get you started in finding out if you are truly a gifted Empath. Join her at the Port Elgin Bruce County Public Library at 1:30pm.
November is a month of remembrance, celebration, tradition, creativity and festivity. Awareness of what November brings us is important and can give an opportunity to learn and a chance to share.