Craft nights are coming soon

RUMSEY RECORD--Well, it has been a week of typical Alberta weather, one day plus 5 next minus 20.

RUMSEY RECORD–Well, it has been a week of typical Alberta weather, one day plus 5 next minus 20. This weekend was really a challenge to spend any time outside; at least the days are getting lighter. I noticed this morning that it was light by 8:00 am instead of 8:30 so that helps to lighten the mood as well.

The men’s bonspiel is fast approaching and the kitchen shift schedule is posted at the post office, so check it out to see if you got a shift sometime over the next four bonspiels. They are never too hard or too long and a little bit of volunteering does the heart good. If you are interested in signing up for any of the bonspiels, give Jackie and Brooks Watts a call to get your team or yourself registered. As a seasoned curler will tell you, the best way to pass time in the winter is to spend it in a curling rink with good companions.

I hope you will join me this Wednesday evening at the library for craft night. If you have a knitting project on the go or would like to learn the basics of the craft, stop in around 7 p.m. and we can give it a go. I was talking to a friend who liked the idea of craft nights and proposed that she could teach us how to master the basics of felting and build some felt dryer balls next month. So in February, on the 24th, we will try our hand at that. There will be a small cost for the materials but otherwise it will be just learning.

There are a few 2016 community calendars left at the library so stop in if you still need one to enhance your d├ęcor. They help keep the library going so give it a thought. There are also so many online and in-house opportunities available with a membership to the library, come in and let me give you a tour.

The Big Valley/Rumsey Elks are hosting a fundraiser on Feb. 27 at the Big Valley hall. They have engaged the Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Entertainment group, so there will be three different entertainers coming. Supper at 6 and the comedians will hit the stage at 7:30; go to an excellent organization because, really, who hasn’t benefitted from the Elks at some time or another.

I thought I would close with a little Canadian humour for this week:

Q: Did you hear about the war between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia?

A: The Newfies were lobbing hand grenades; the Nova Scotians were pulling the pins and throwing them back

Q: What’s the difference between an American and a Canadian?

A: A Canadian not only has a sense of humour but can also spell it

Have a great week.