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Debbie Lingen

Verona News

by Debbie Lingen

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Published November 24, 2011

The Christmas Season has begun. Starting this Friday - gather up the family, grab the skates and enjoy an afternoon of free skating at the Frontenac Community Arena. 12: 30 pm to 2 pm. Then, in the evening, join your friends and neighbours as we gather at McMullen Park for the Annual Verona Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 pm. There will be lots of free hot chocolate, hot dogs and marshmallows to go around as we sing Christmas carols with Ross Clow. Non-perishable food items for the Verona Food Bank appreciated and can be dropped off at both events.

Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas with Verona! Christmas can sometimes find us separated from our loved ones -husbands may have to work, the kids can't make it home for the holidays. Christmas is the time to celebrate and share friendships and Verona is the community that cares. You are invited to join us for a free Community Christmas Dinner on December 25 at the Verona Lion's Club. Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas with friendship, music and dinner with all the trimmings. The fun starts at 10:30 am with dinner served at noon. If you need transportation to the event, it can be provided free of charge. This free event is open to Verona and area residents. Tickets are free, but you must reserve your spot by picking up your ticket before December 20 at the Verona Hardware Store, Toppers Convenience Store or Rural Visions. You may also reserve your spot or make transportation arrangements to the event by calling Joyce or Doug Casement at 613-374-3406 or Sheila or John Steele at 613-374-2884. This free event is courtesy of the Verona Community Association, the Verona Lions Club, local businesses and many community supporters and volunteers.

101 Nativity Scenes will be presented at Cole Lake Free Methodist Church, Rd 38 and Whitelake Rd. Debbie Nimigan will also demonstrate modeling clay nativity figures. Friday November 25, 7-9pm and Saturday, November 26, from 1-4pm. Refreshments, free admission.

The Frontenac Women's Chorus will perform their annual Christmas Concert in Bellrock, at the Bell Rock Hall, Saturday, November 26 at 7:30 PM. Your freewill admission will help maintain Bellrock's community hall. Enter the gift basket draw by bringing Food Bank donations. Refreshments.

Ladies, treat yourself to a special day. Attend the Self Care Program for Women Practicing Wellness. Discover the benefits of meditation, good nutrition, sufficient sleep and regular exercise. Presented by K3C Community Counselling Centers Women's Counselling Program & the Verona Medical Centre. Tuesday, December 6, 10 am to 3:00 pm at the Verona Medical Centre. The session is free. Register by calling 613-374-2077. For more info about K3C visit

The next meeting for the Rural Women's Group is Wednesday, November 30. This group provides a safe and welcoming place for rural women to get together, addressing common interests and needs within Frontenac County. The meetings are held at Southern Frontenac Community Services, Transportation is available. Please call in advance to arrange it. For more information, please contact: Kate Hulton, Family Services Coordinator at 613-376-6477 or toll free: 1-800-763-9610

Debbie Lingen

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