May 2017 Newsletter

UNITED CHURCH WOMEN:                                                                                             

There will be a South Rally for the UCW on Wednesday, May 10th, in Omemee. The next Kinmount UCW meeting will be on Monday, May 29th at 1:30 p.m. This meeting will be held at Kathy Lee’s house (705 488-2625).

CHAT GROUP:       

The next Presbytery “Chat Group” will be hosted by Kinmount United on Monday, May 15th. Start time is 2 p.m. and anyone interested is welcome to join in the conversation.

KUC WEBSITE:                                                                                                                              

A special thank-you to Bruce Fleury for his many years of commitment as the webmaster of our website since its beginning. “Solve-All” in Kinmount is facilitating the transition to a new web page host and is assisting in the layout of the KUC site. Visit our website at the address listed at the top of this newsletter. Suggestions are always welcome to make our website effective.

MAY IS:                                                                                                                    

Lyme disease Awareness Month

IT’S BEEN SAID:                                                                                                                      

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence. – Martin Luther King Jr.

A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world – Agatha Christie

The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.
Edwin Way Teale

DID YOU KNOW?                                                                                                                          

May Day marks the halfway point between the first day of spring and the summer solstice.

May Day is also recognized as International Worker’s Day, or Labour Day.  This day commemorates workers rights and the labour movement.

Queen Victoria was born on May 24th, 1819 in Britain and ascended the throne at the young age of 18. Between 1840 and 1857, Queen Victoria gave birth to 9 children (4 boys: Edward VII, Alfred, Arthur and Leopold and 5 girls: Victoria, Alice, Helena, Louise and Beatrice.

Ascension is the 40th day after Easter, celebrated on the sixth Sunday of the Easter season in Protestant churches. Lyme disease had been found on every continent but Antarctica.

According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers. – Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

According to the UN, more than 3 billion people depend on marine and coastal biodiversity for their livelihoods and 1.6 billion people rely on forests and non-timber forest products for their livelihoods.

Arsenic, lead and tar are just three of the 7,000 chemicals that are found in tobacco smoke.


Monday, May 1st                    May Day

Monday, May 1st                   World Lyme Day: Lyme disease is a bacterial disease transmitted by the bite of an infected tick.

Wednesday, May 3rd            World Press Freedom Day

Friday, May 5th                      Highlands Cinemas  opens for season.

Sunday, May 14th                 Mother’s Day

Saturday, May 20                 Friends of the Library Book Sale 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 20th             Kinmount Farmers Market begins season. Every Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Austin Sawmill Heritage Park till Thanksgiving

Saturday, May 20th                Community Yard Sale 9 am – 2 pm at Kinmount Railway Station.

Monday, May 22nd                Victoria Day

Monday, May 22nd                International Day for Biodiversity

Saturday, May 27th               E- Waste, Scrap Metal & Bottle Drive 9 am – 2 pm Kinmount Fairgrounds.

Sunday, May 28th                 Ascension Day

Sunday, May 28th                  Pet Valu Walk for Dog Guides hosted by Kinmount Lions. Register 10 am. Walk 11 am. Austin Sawmill Park