The weather is getting cooler and the days are getting shorter. Fall is in the air. But don’t let that bring you down. There is still plenty to look forward to in the months ahead. From fresh fall food to the changing leaves to a warm fire on a cold day, there is plenty to celebrate in this season.
This is also a great season to get back into learning. Keeping up your reading, writing and math skills is important. It keeps the mind active and brings people together. What’s more, East Hants Community Learning Association’s adult learning classes have people of all ages in them, so it’s a great way to make friends across generations.
Computer and phone skills are also something we help with. Get in touch if you or someone you know would benefit from a bit of assistance.
We still have some life left in the Elmsdale Community Garden. While many crops tail off this time of year, we have installed cold frames to extend the season in a few of our garden beds. We also purchase additional produce for our pop up markets to ensure a nice selection.
We’ll be holding a larger event on Friday, October 8th from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mount Uniacke Legion, 14 Veterans Lane. We ran out of produce early last time we were there and will be geared up for a larger crowd. We’ll also be bringing lunch! There will be soup, biscuits or rolls and cookies along with a selection of vegetables for anyone interested in dropping by.
Interested in hosting a pop up market in your community? Reach out to us at email@example.com. We’re always looking for new places to connect with communities and share what we’ve grown. We can also re-distribute any extra produce from your garden – let us know and we’ll happily take it off your hands.
We seem to be on a roll. First it was provincial, then it was federal and now it’s a by-election. People in Lantz and Milford will be going back to the polls on November 6th to vote for a new municipal councillor. John A. MacDonald has been elected as MLA and his space on the council is now up for grabs.
Know someone who would make a great local representative? Make sure they know. They can contact the returning office at 902-883-6224 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Advance polling will begin on Thursday, October 28th. Don’t forget to get out and vote.
Looking for more information on municipal services? Check out their website or get in touch:
Catch the Reading Bug
Have you ever wanted to get back into reading? Now is the perfect opportunity. Our friends at East Hants Family Resource Centre have a new FREE 5 week program geared towards kids ages 2-5 and their adults. There will be books to read, games to play and social skills to be built.
The program will be on Thursdays from 10-11 a.m., starting October 7th. You can register online or over the phone at 902-883-4349.
Eastern Shore – The waters are getting chilly, but don’t shy away from the beach because of that. A wetsuit will make the surf at Lawrencetown Beach more palatable. Want to stay dry? Try out rock hunting! Nova Scotia has an amazing array of rocks to find.
Cape Breton – Have some time to go further afield? The Celtic Colours festival is happening from October 8th-16th. While you’re up there, take a drive around the Cabot Trail while the leaves are still on the trees.
Enjoy the weather while it lasts and stay safe out there!