Canning news - as of Oct. 27

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Glooscap Elementary School home and school meeting begins at 6:45 p.m. October 26. Parents are encouraged to attend. Childcare provided. Scholastic book fair preview for students takes place October 28, with the scholastic book fair opening October 29 with a parent/ teacher meeting at 6:30 p.m.. No school for students and a parent/ teacher meeting in the morning of October 30 and a scholastic book fair and a teacher/ staff in-service takes place in the afternoon.

The Bookmobile returns to Glooscap Elementary from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and to Northeast Kings Education Centre from 11 a.m. to 11:15 October 28, and to the Canning Lions Hall November 3 from 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

A family Halloween dance will be held Oct. 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Glooscap Elementary School. Costumes are encouraged and families are invited to contribute Halloween treats. Freewill offering. Sponsored by the home and school association. Contact Jill at 582-3384.

The Ross Creek Centre for the Arts presents its first-ever Venetian Masquerade Ball Oct. 30 at 8 p.m., an adult-only fundraiser inspired by the great carnivals of Venice and New York. Come dressed in your finest costume or mask and enjoy an evening of Italian Carnivale with casino-style gaming, silent auction, fine food and dancing. Menu consists of Italian delicacies: pheasant, risotto croquettes, grilled polenta, torte, truffles, and figs; complemented by a drink selection of Bellinis, Spriss, Sogni di Notte and Tiziano prepared by the centre’s resident chef. Evening performances include dancers Amber D’Entremont and Luke Watters, fire spinner Jean Comeau, opera singer Paula Rockwell, Poi performer Erin Olejnik and musical performances by Jazz Mannequins, featuring Steve Lee, Rod Cann, and Kirk Hazel. Tickets are $65 each, $120 per couple or group rates starting at $500 for 10 people. Proceeds support children’s summer arts bursary programs at Ross Creek. For information, to donate silent auction items or to buy tickets, contact Stan at 582-3842 or e-mail

A fun fair will be held at the Canning Lions Hall Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The day will include RCMP car seat safety, the Red Cross’s 72-hour survival kit for home, Moby the robot from the Resource Recovery Refund Board, who promotes waste reduction by entertaining the kids; a bake sale, Chinese auction, fish pond and kids’ games, canteen and BBQ, door prizes and lots more. Pauline is looking for people to help bake for this event. All proceeds to the Arthritis Society.

Don your scariest, favourite, or most creative Halloween costume and head for the Canning Royal Canadian Legion Oct. 31 for Halloween karaoke, with music by Denny Myles. Prize for best costume. Freewill offering. Everyone 19 and over welcome. Contact the Legion at 582-7246 daily after 4 p.m.

Beavers, Cubs, Ccouts and Venturers will be canvassing the area for refundable beverage containers Oct. 31. The bottle drop off is at Layton’s Enviro Depot. For pick up or inquires, call Dawn at 582-1382.

Family Arts Sunday open house at Ross Creek will be held November 1 with activities for all ages. Enjoy the harvest season with music, art, food, fun and friends. Admission by suggested donation of $5 each or $15 per family. Joanna Close’s new textile exhibit will be displayed in the gallery. Open to all ages from noon to 4:30 p.m. Call 582-3842 or for info.

Adult art workshops at Ross Creek also continue, with am afternoon of skill advancement and understanding the world in new ways. Enjoy lunch or refreshments with artists rug hooker Margaret Forsey, studio photographer Nick Rudnicki and shibori silk dyer Pat Loucks. All take place November 8.

Tickets are also available for $2 each to enter and win either a Ninetendo Wii ($300 value), a beautiful handmade wooden trunk filled with linens or an eye-catching 23 X 35 hand hooked rug. All proceeds to the Arthritis Society. Call Pauline at 582-1306 for further details.

The Canning Lions Hall’s Sunday flea markets are back. Doors open to sellers from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and buyers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables are $5 each, with free tea and coffee to sellers. Canteen is available. Wheelchair accessible. Contact Don at 678-5525 for details.

Canning District Recreation Center (CDRC) fall programs include children’s open gym at Glooscap Elementary School with Ashley Lynk and Jessica Atwell. Contact Glooscap Elementary at 582-2010 for details. Also offered through the CDRC is Canning minor basketball and adult volleyball night at Glooscap, contact Kelly at 582-2033. Outdoors walking for all ages, contact Susan at 582-1529. Figure skating for children at Glooscap, contact Sharon at 582-7186. Mini-fest of Celtic culture dance workshops and harp workshop for children and adults and Irish dancing for ages four to adult, contact Niamh at 582-1786. Guitar lessons, contact Andy at 582-1786. Running group, contact Shannon at or Paulene at the Canning Pharmasave. Take part in the You Tube video series and community movie, open to all ages, contact Kimberly at 582-3888.

Organizations: Glooscap Elementary School, Ross Creek Centre, Arthritis Society Canning District Recreation Center RCMP Red Cross Resource Recovery Refund Board Canning Royal Canadian Legion

Geographic location: Ross Creek, Northeast Kings Education Centre, Venice New York

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