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It’s not every day that a local business celebrates a quarter century of success. Herma Ender, the elegant, soft-spoken owner of her bespoke gourmet emporium plans to mark the milestone by serving up a celebration that shares her love of fine food and shows her appreciation for the customers who have supported her over the years. Starting in mid-November, Herma’s will host a series of Saturday open houses that showcase her cheeses and gourmet foods. Come toast the woman behind this business and celebrate a landmark anniversary.

Herma’s Fine Foods & Gifts
Hwy. 28, 6 km north of Port Hope



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Calling all kids. Come help the local ghosts and goblins get ready for Hallowe’en in the ’hood. At Wellington’s Pumpkinfest, you can celebrate pumpkin power with a parade, a great pumpkin weigh-off, wagon rides, games and contests. And there’s wicked fun to be had in Wesleyville where a haunted forest awaits, spooky characters lurk in the shadows and Hallowe’en games are on the agenda. Or hop on your broom and head to Lang Pioneer Village where the All Hallows’ Eve weekend activities conjure up some old fashioned fun with a visit from the macabre and mysterious Floss & Tann’s Cabinet of Curiosity for the Uncurable Curious travelling show.

Prince Edward County Pumpkinfest
Saturday, October 13

All Hallows’ Eve
Lang Pioneer Village
104 Lang Road, Keene
Friday to Saturday, October 26-27, 6-9pm,

Ghostly Visit in Wesleyville
2082 Lakeshore Road,
Port Hope
Saturday, October 27, 6-8pm



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Unplug with Porchfest – a neighbourhood nod to the power of music and community. Dozens of musicians will take to porches in the East Hill area to entertain and showcase Belleville’s eclectic music scene, performing everything from jazz to classical music. Make a day of it; wander from house to house and enjoy this fun, free, family event presented by the Rotary Club of Belleville.

Porchfest Belleville
Old East Hill, Belleville
Saturday, September 29, 1-4pm



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Local Food Banks are stocking up for Thanksgiving across the region and they need your help. Your donation of children’s lunch box items, baby food and family staples will bring relief to someone who is less fortunate and will bring joy to your heart in the knowledge that you are helping. Drop off boxes are open at fire halls, grocery stores and Salvation Armies throughout the region. Sharing is caring.

Northumberland Food 4 All
600 William Street

Gleaners Food Bank (Quinte)
25 Wallbridge Crescent

Wellington & District Storehouse Food Bank
305 Niles Street



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Discover the wonders of the nocturnal creatures that scoop up countless mosquitoes and bugs, spread fruit and flower seeds, and pollinate our flowers. Dr. Christina Davy, a Species at Risk Research Scientist with the MNRF is coming to Ferris Park where she’ll spend the afternoon sharing her knowledge about bats – how to build and locate a bat house, how to identify bat species and understand the effects of white nose syndrome on the bat population.

Bat Day
Ferris Provincial Park, Campbellford
Saturday, September 29, 1pm



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Ladies and gentlemen, start your ovens for Warkworth’s 39th annual Perfect Pie Contest. It’s heating up to be quite the event as every baker worth their salt rolls up their sleeves and rolls out their pastry in pursuit of honour. How does your meringue measure up against your neighbour’s? This is your chance to butter up the judges and showcase your great grandma’s recipes. Julia Child, step away from the oven, the Warkworth Perfect Pie Contest is coming to town.

The Perfect Pie Contest
Warkworth Town Hall Centre for the Arts
40 Main Street, Warkworth
Saturday, November 3


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