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General News · 13th July 2023
Anastasia for Manson's Hall
weekly Friday Market 12-3pm

triple-header vendor feature: our PRODUCE growers! - all organic and grown right here on the island

Sara of Wildflower Produce grows food using regenerative agriculture techniques at Reef Point Farm (and has a farm stand there too). It's Sara's 8th commercial season

Sarah Salgado grows only heirloom varieties of all her veggies and dresses up her stand with artistic flair, in her 5th season at the market.

Anne and Sam of Big Fir Farm have been farming on Cortes for 9 years and grow on 1/3 acre, fertilizing with cow poop from the farm in a closed-loop system. It's their 8th market season.

Wander through all three of our Friday market zones (indoors, parking lot, and the treed area) then head on over to the live music at the Village Commons tent next door, 1-2:30pm. There is shade and picnic tables!

If you would like to vend at the market, reach out well in advance to

CORTES DAY is this SAT JULY 15th 11am-5pm at Smelt Bay
More details here

NO CAFE this Friday as the kitchen is a blur of activity in preparation for Saturday's Cortes Day!

SUMMER YOUTH programs coming up this week:

MONDAYS 2-4pm ages 6+
Action Games with Claudia Raaen & Kelly Benson
4 fun-filled afternoons to play many of your
favourite action games like Capture the Flag, Kick the Can, Stingers, Turtle Tag, and more.
Bring water, snacks, and a hat or sunscreen.
July 17, 24, 31, and August 7
$50 for 4, or $15 drop-in
Smelt Bay Park on the grassy field

TUES July 18 2-4pm ages 4+
Fairy World with Claudia Raaen & Monika Beal
Gather round the fairy ring, finding treasures for the folk, making homes so preciously, with the good fairies in mind. You are welcome to bring a gathering basket and dress up for the occasion, or come in casual attire.
Please come prepared with sunscreen and a bottle of water.
1-day workshop $20
Smelt Bay Maple Grove

WEDNESDAYS 1-3pm, ages 9+
StarSeed Theatre Camp with Thomas Basil & Rue
McDonald: a 3-day theatre workshop exploring the world of drama and storytelling. Inspired by nature, we’ll play with improv, imagination, and kid-led storytelling. This offering is for all who wish to
connect with their dramatic side!
July 19, 26, and August 9
$50 for 3, or $20 drop-in
Manson’s Hall

FRIDAYS 10am-12pm, ages 8+
Soccer with Forrest Berman-Hatch
Come out this summer and work on your soccer skills and fitness! We’ll focus on ball skills, passing, shooting, first touch, positions and game theory, and of course, playing some games.
Please come prepared with shorts, soccer cleats, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.
July 21, 28, and August 4
$30 for 3
Cortes School Field

And lots more on the horizon - for all details and to register, visit

THRIFT STORE is looking for donations of gentlemen’s used clothing and shoes - especially shorts and shirts. Ladies’ summer wear, summer dresses for cortes day and love fest 👗💃👞🥻
If you need a pickup, contact Carolyn 2509350281 or

PARENTS N' TOTS is every Tuesday 10:30a-12:30p

MON WED FRI Community Café by Julie Keith - 7am-2pm (closed Friday July 14)
Breakfast, lunch and delectable baking in the Pioneer Room. Eat in or take out, cash only.

Want to host an event, present a workshop or organize a private rental at Manson's Hall? contact