November Events

November Shadows With the changing of the clocks and the shortening of they daylight hours we are blessed to see some incredible lighting which makes photography just fantastic in the open spaces of Brome Lake and the area of the Eastern Townships. This barn near the Duck Farm takes on a serene appearance with the long shadows of a fall afternoon in November.

November 6th
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Meeting
With special guest speaker Ted Barris the CBC radio and television host and author. The topic of this meeting is: Days of Victory: 60th Anniversary Edition. The event takes place at the Auberge Knowlton at 2 p.m.

November 11th
1st Knowlton Scouts/Venturers Chicken & Biscuit Dinner
Help support the local cubs and scouting movement as they raise funds for this years Canadian Jamboree in Quebec celebrationg the 100th anniversary of Scouting! Supper is from 5.pm to 7 p.m. and includes an Auction and many door prizes. There is a dance to follow featuring the muical stylings of Gary Darling. Tickets for adults are only $10 and kids from 5 to 15 and all veterans are only $5 to get in. Chicken and biscuits for a good cause…it doesn’t get much better than this!

November 12th
Rememberance Day Brunch
Hosted by the the Lions club takes place at the Knowlton Academy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Support the Lions and our Veterans!

The proud history of Canadians who served during the two World Wars is part of the display at the Brome County Museum that celebrates the history of Knowlton and the Victorian heritage of the region. The Knowlton museum is a must-see for visitors and for residents who have never discovered the colorful history of our town.

Not To Miss in November

Knowlton Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 24
The official “Lights-On” of the 2007 Festival of Lights will take place at 4:00 pm at Coldbrook Park. The Mayor of the Town of Brome Lake, Mr. Richard Wisdom, will give the official launch command. Hot chocolate, mulled apple cider and cookies will be offered to the public in collaboration with La Vie Sucrée.

“Downtown Knowlton will once again be transformed into an idyllic, magical winter wonderland with its streets and buildings lit by 3,000 m of energy saving LED lights”, said Andrea Reid, General Manager of the Chamber. “Knowlton will be lit up by more than 30,000 lights” she added.

The event has become an attraction for local families as well as for visitors throughout the whole winter season. During the course of the evening as well as on some special days, discreet holiday music will be played. The Chamber wishes good shopping to all visitors and residents alike.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Hydro Quebec, as well as the Town of Brome Lake and the hard working volunteers for assistance in installing all the lights and sharing in their warm community spirit during the winter months.

November 15th
The optimist Club (Club de la Bonne Humeur)
Holds their monthly luncheon followed by a conference. The happy folks at the optimist club are also looking for a social dance teacher. If anyone can help out then please call 450-243-4109.

November 17th
Preteen dance
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Legion Community Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and helthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region.

November 21th
Meeting of the Sunflower Horticultural Society (Societe d’horticulture Tournesol)
The meeting will be held in Waterloo at Wilfred Leger Secondary School and features the guest speaker Chantal Ledoux, teacher and artist. Her subject is : wood inspiration. Come and be inspired! The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all members of the Horticultural Society and only $8 for non-members. For information call 450-539-2740.

November 5th
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Meeting
With special guest speaker Louise Penny, author and journalist. The topic of this meeting is: Murder for a Living: From CBC Host to Mystery Writer. The event takes place at the Auberge West Brome at 2 p.m.

November 11th
Remembrance Day
The annual ceremony to honor the brave soldiers who have stood up against the injustices of the world in conflict both past and present. The ceremony takes place at Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street.

The Lions Club is also holding a Remembrance Day Brunch in the Knowlton Academy from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

November 17th
Flea Market
The popular flea market is back and now is a good chance to find some bargains for your Christmas shopping! The flea market will take place at the Brome Hall from 9am to 3pm. Get their early for the best choice of treasures and trinkets, you never know what you’ll find. There will be a bake table and refreshments and there are even still some tables to rent if you want to sell your items. Call 450-243-5742.
November 16 & 23
November 18 & 24
CPR and First Aid Courses.
Knowing CPR and basic First Aid are skills that can be invaluable to have. In the event of an accident or a household emergency to know the basics of resuscitation or basic first aid could actually help to save a life. We never know when something may happen and the best thing to do is to be prepared by knowing what to do! There will be two courses on CPR and First Aid each of two days taking place at the Brome Lake Center. The cost is only $95 for residents and advance registration is required. Call 450-242-2020.

November 20th
Meeting of the Sunflower Horticultural Society (Societe d’horticulture Tournesol)
The meeting will be held in Waterloo at Wilfred Leger Secondary School and features the guest speaker Lili-France Lemay, florist. Her subject is : Christmas decorations interior and exterior. Come and be inspired to deck your halls with more than just boughs of Holly! The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all members of the Horticultural Society and only $8 for nonmembers. For information call 450-539-2740.

November 21st
The optimist Club (Club de la Bonne Humeur)
The happy folks at the optimist club are holding their monthly luncheon at noon. For more information, including what to bring and what to wear and where to go call 450-243-1012.

November 23rd
Preteen dance
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Brome Lake Community Center on Victoria Street from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and healthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region for only $5. A very popular and fun event! Call 450-242-2020 for more information.

THURSDAY NOV. 29th
Brome Lake Action Plan Release
Residents are encouraged to be present for the release of the Teknika-HBA Brome Lake Action Plan which is finally ready after months of research and a reported cost of $150,000. Read More

November 29th
Baby-sitting Course
A baby-sitters training course will be held for children 11 years old and up. Learning responsible baby-sitting techniques can be helpful for a child to gain valuable work experience and responsibilities as they grow older. The sessions run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The registration fee is only $35 for residents and $70 for nonresidents. Please register as soon as possible by calling the Community Center at 450-242-2020.

November 23rd – 24th
Babysitting Course
A babysitters training course will be held for children 11 years old and up. Learning responsible babysitting techniques can be helpful for a child to gain valuable work experience and responsibilities as they grow older. The sessions run from 1 – 5 p.m. on both days. The registration fee is only $35 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Please register before November 10th at the Legion Community Center. For more information call 450-242-2020.
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Legion Community Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and helthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region.

November 9th
Book Launch & Signing
Knowlton author Harrison Yates will be launching his new book “The Knowlton Chronicles” at 6:00 p.m. at Galerie Knowlton, 285 Knowlton Road. Wine and nibbles will be served and it is sure to be a sparkling event. “See Knowlton, yourself, your friends and your foes through the eyes of a genuinely baffled and bewildered City Boy! Get the skinny on your neighbours, find out what really makes Knowlton tick and who did what to whom! The must-have stocking stuffer for everyone who has parents, aunts, uncles, children, nephews, nieces and pets who have lived here, who still do, who want to and who are thinking about moving to the country.”

RSVP Brome Lake Books, 264 Knowlton Road, Knowlton or by phone at 450-242-2242 or by e-mail at blb@b2b2c.ca

November 10th
Fund Raising Choir Evening
The chamber choir Tactus will be at the St. Simon Church in Abercorn presenting “O’Kosmos” a choir event directed by Francois Ouimet. The singins starts at 7 pm and the Church is at 9, rue des Eglises. Tickets are only $20 and proceeds will go to the Sutton/ Brome Lake Youth Center. For more information on this event call 450-242-1523 or 450-538-8138.

For more information about the Tactus Choir visit: www.tactus.ca

November 11th – December 9th
Sutton Gallery Exhibit
Arts Sutton Gallery announces the official opening of Ondoiements, an exhibition of some 30 recent works on paper and on canvas by artist Suzanne Dubuc. The show opens on Saturday, November 11 at 2 pm, with the artist in attendance. The exhibition continues until December 9, 2007. Read more about Suzanne Dubuc

November 17th – November 25th
Pottery Exhibit & Sale
Fans of local crafts will surely enjoy the pottery of local artists Robin Badger and Robert Chartier. The two potters are inviting everyone to their annual show and sale of recent works which is under the theme of Entertaining for the Holidays. Their studio will be open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm at their “Down to Earth Studio” located at 67 Bailey Road in West Bolton. For more information call 450-242-2836.

Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.

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Film & Theatre
Until November 11th
Knowlton Players presents the world premiere of “Chickasaw”
This spirited tale of love, larceny, war and patent medicines is played out against an historical incident that occurred during the American Civil War resulting in a political dilemma for the Canadian courts. The action takes place in Montreal and Frelighsburg, QC, as well as St. Albans, VT.

The story is adapted from the novel “Raid From Hell” by well-known Knowlton resident Don Davison. The stage play is by Roger de la Mare, with lyrics by Graham Hardman and music composed and directed by Donald Patriquin. Choreography is by Diane Cahill Yarmush, and costumes are by Linda Carey. John Rumsey, a destitute British solicitor, having been banished to Canada, ends up in Montreal. More Information

The play is a new Canadian musical comedy, directed by Vesta Jorgensen, at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont Echo Road, Knowlton, Quebec, October 25 through November 11, 2007. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 PM, and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM. Adults $15, Townshippers members $13, students $12, children $8.

Film & Arts
November 8th
Noah Richler
Author and journalist will be signing his new book “This is my Country, What’s Yours” and will be speaking at Arts Knowlton. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet and hear the thoughts of a wonderful Canadian writer. Tickets are free but seats must be reserved in advance by calling Brome Lake Books at 450-242-2242.

November 24th, 27th & 28th
Registration for Bishops Univeristy Knowlton Campus
The Winter semester will be starting soon and now is the time to register for the classes. There are credit courses offered such as: Drawing & Painting in Guatamala Art History, Drawing (Level 1, 2 and 3 ) Photography 2, Sculpture, Italian Language 2, and Opera(!). There are also non-credit courses offered like French Conversation and a round table fiction discussion. Nore information can be had by calling 450-242-1518.

Fall Cinema Series
All showings are on Sundays at 5 p.m.
at Theater Lac Brome in association with the Toronto International
Film Festival November 5th: Lightning in a Bottle
November 19th: Being Julia
December 3rd: What the Bleep do we Know
November 25th
Oscar et la Dame
This dramatic piece was originally presented at the convention of the Association du Cimitiere Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and now we are lucky to have it being featured at our very own Arts Knowlton. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and tickets can be reserved by calling 450-242-1301. A part of the revenue from this event will benefit the Équipe d’accompagnement Au Diapason and the hard work they do.

Knowlton Theater
Theater Lac-Brome

Local Music
November 9th
“The Roosians are Coming; The Roosians are Coming!”
Presented by the Brome County Historical Society and Henry Schreiber this evening of music features the distinctive sounds made by those fiesty Russian composers who have such a way of both exhilerating and disturbing ears in only four short bars! Event is at 7 pm.m at the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Street.

November 23rd
“Of Fallen Women”
Again courtesy of the BCHS and Henry Schreiber this evening of music features Massenet, Verdi & Strauss. Enjoy the sweet compositions that can result when a under the influence of a woman of ill-repute. Truly sublime works to be sampled with care as you would any of the stronger pleasures of the flesh! Event is at 7 pm.m at the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Street.

Patrons attending are encouraged to bring something soft to sit on.

November 24th
The Wells – Live at Frosty’s Pub

Saturday, November 29
The official “Lights-On” of the 2008 Festival of Lights will take place at 6:00 pm at Coldbrook Park. The Mayor of the Town of Brome Lake, Mr. Richard Wisdom, will give the official launch command. Hot chocolate, mulled apple cider and cookies will be offered to the public in collaboration with La Vie Sucrée.

“Downtown Knowlton will once again be transformed into an idyllic, magical winter wonderland with its streets and buildings lit by 3,000 m of energy saving LED lights”, said Andrea Reid, General Manager of the Chamber. “Knowlton will be lit up by more than 30,000 lights” she added.

The event has become an attraction for local families as well as for visitors throughout the whole winter season. During the course of the evening as well as on some special days, discreet holiday music will be played. The Chamber wishes good shopping to all visitors and residents alike.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Hydro Quebec, as well as the Town of Brome Lake and the hard working volunteers for assistance in installing all the lights and sharing in their warm community spirit during the winter months.

November 11th
Remembrance Day
The annual ceremony to honor the brave soldiers who have stood up against the injustices of the world in conflict both past and present. The ceremony takes place at Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street.

See pictures from previous years ceremonies in Brome.
“Help the boys to keep them running, enlist with the 245th overseas battalion” – this poster is one of the many interesting acquisitions of the Brome County Museum in Knowlton.

The proud history of Canadians who served during the two World Wars is part of the display at the Brome County Museum that celebrates the history of Knowlton and the Victorian heritage of the region. The Knowlton museum is a must-see for visitors and for residents who have never discovered the colorful history of our town. More on the History of Knowlton.

Visit the Brome County Museum website
November 12th – 15th
Woolrich Warehouse Sale
Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday ’til 4 p.m. Oddfellows Hall, 476 Knowlton Rd. Get there early because the line up starts at the crack of dawn as thrifty shoppers wait for their chance to ensconse themselves in flannel and country chic!|

November 9th
Bill Richardson Literary Lunch
Come and enjoy a literary lunch with one of CBC’s most colorful characters and renowned author, Bill Richardson. Enjoy a light lunch with the one and only Bill Richardson who will be speaking and signing his new book “Old Father William’s Well-Ordered Universe”. Mr.Richardson, a well known Canadian columnist, writer, humorist and CBC Radio personality, is the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and author of more than a dozen books. Hosted by Brome Lake Books at Restaurant Le Relais, 286 Knowlton Road. Tickets are $ 15.00 and can be purchased at Brome Lake Books or Le Relais. For more information, 450-242-2242. More information

November 1st to 30th
Painting Exhibit
Invited artist Rhonda Price shows her paintings. Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.
Music
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November 24th
Friday Night at the Opera
The Music Lovers’ Club presents opera on the giant screen. Enjoy the opera in surround sound and deepen your appreciation of the art through stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.

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