Otonabee Ward: Hand of Man is back in Peterborough this weekend

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After a two year hiatus, the Peterborough Guild of Arts and Crafts is presenting the popular 45th Hand of Man Art and Craft Sale this weekend in the Morrow Building, 155 Lansdowne St., entrance on Roger Nielson Way. Show times are October 28 from 5pm to 9pm, October 29 from 9am to 4pm and October 30 from 11am to 4pm

“Our vendors are talented artisans from across the province who design, craft and assemble detailed, one-of-a-kind handmade items for every occasion, only available at our show,” says Patricia Lagana, show coordinator and marketing director. “These talented vendors offer a wide range of products including knitting, sewing, jewellery, pottery, cards for every occasion, bath and body products, country decor, Christmas, baking and much more. Our show is an exceptional experience and a great marketplace to start your holiday or holiday shopping.”

Vendors include Cher Edwards, which makes magazines, notebooks, pen boxes, bookmarks, and brochures encouraging journaling; Judy Moretto, who creates acrylic and watercolor paintings, pen drawings, and original greeting cards; Sandra Barton, who creates original hand-painted designs on glass, candles, cards and more; Deborah Read, who makes fused glass plates and jewelry, lampwork beads, copper-etched bracelets, and resin jewelry; Kathryn Peiman and her acrylic pour paintings, pencil and pen drawings, acrylic paintings, prints and watercolor greeting cards; Linda Busato, who bakes homemade fruit tarts or Christmas cakes, Christmas muffins; Beverly Handechner who makes knitted and crocheted slippers, towels, tea towels, doilies, hats, baby items, sewing etc and much more. Lunch, snacks, coffee and tea are provided.

As a non-profit organization, the guild makes donations to local charities each year. The guild is always happy to welcome new members. Interested people can contact the guild at [email protected]

“We continue to look for people to create handcrafted products to complement our show,” she continues.

Admission is $3 and children under 12 are free when accompanied by an adult. Parking is free and the building is wheelchair accessible.

The General Meetings of the Peterborough Guild of Arts and Crafts are held six or seven times a year on the third Thursday of the month at 7pm at the Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham St. Anyone interested can call President Beverly at 705-748-6820. For more information, visit www.thehandofman.ca.

Aging Summit

The 2022 Summit on Aging: Be Prepared, organized by Age-Friendly Peterborough, will be held on Thursday, October 27 from 9:30am to 4:00pm at Fleming College, 599 Brealey Dr. instead of. Registration is $25 and includes lunch and snacks. The day includes workshops to help you plan and organize for your future, as well as panels on emergency preparedness, personal safety planning, housing for the next steps, extended care planning, and final wishes. An information village helps visitors learn from experts and find useful resources. For more information, visit www.calendar.peterborough.ca/community/Detail/2022-10-27-0930-2022-Summit-on-Aging-Be-Prepared.

Mobilize Grant

Fleming College has received a $1.5 million five-year mobilization grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) College and Community Innovation program, which will be used for several initiatives, including expansion research into new areas and updated training programs .

“Fleming College has a strong reputation for applied research due to the success of our three specialized research centers, and funding from NSERC Mobilize will give us the opportunity to expand research into new areas,” said Maureen Adamson, president of Fleming College.

On the Sutherland campus, a portion of the funds will be used for training initiatives at the Center for Advancement in Mechatronics and Industrial Internet of Things (CAMIIT).

For more information, visit www.flemingcollege.ca.

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