Activities for Parents and Young Children in Richmond

If you have a child age three or younger and are looking for an activity to enjoy together while also meeting other parents with small children, then join the Parent-Child Mother Goose Program at the Richmond and Region Community Learning Centre (CLC). This FREE program is continuing for another nine week session beginning October 16 until December 11, 2015 from 9:30 am – 10:30 at Richmond Regional High School, 375 Armstrong Street.

The program is a great opportunity to introduce your child to the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs and stories as a way to communicate with each other. New parents, gain confidence in a supportive and accepting place by interacting with other parents and sharing your stories.

Children age 3 to 5 of registered participants can benefit from gross motor skills activities Parent-Tot Active Fridays offered at the same time, without the otherwise mandatory parental supervision.

To register for one or both of these FREE programs please email the Richmond & Region CLC at [email protected] or call 819-791-1974. Pass this along to all the young parents in your life!

This Fall, Learn a New Skill in Richmond

Registrations are underway for the winter session of the community course series “Lifelong Learning Labs”, given at Richmond Regional High School. Courses start on October 20 and 22 and run for four to six consecutive weeks.

The four week programs include Silk Felting with Patricia Barrowman, Welding 101 with Michel Bilodeau, Communication with Richard Whitbread and Knitting with Glenna Coburn (on Tuesdays). Session are offered Thursdays from 7- 9pm from October 22 to November 12 and cost $45 for the full four week session.

Small Engine Mechanics, a Briggs & Stratton motors course for Parent & Child with Tony Taylor, takes place every Tuesdays from 7-9pm from October 20 to November 24. The course costs $40 for the full six week session.

For more info or to register, please contact Julie Corriveau Wilson, Richmond & Region CLC Coordinator at [email protected] or 819-826-3702 ext. 24026

Election Day October 19 

The federal election takes place on Monday, October 19, don’t forget to cast your vote!

Remember, by law every eligible voter must have three consecutive hours to cast their vote. If your work hours do not allow you time for voting, your employer must give you time off, with pay, however the employer has the right to decide when the time off will be given.

Under the Canada Elections Act, employers who do not give employees time off or who reduce an employee’s pay to vote, can be fined up to $2,000, three months imprisonment, or both. To report a violation, fill out a complaint form on Elections Canada website. Be sure to include all of your information and indicate the complaint status as “urgent” and someone from Elections Canada will follow up.

Have questions? Contact Elections Canada for help and information on voting, visit or call 1-800-463-6868.

Living with Stroke Free Videoconference

Please join us at the Eaton Valley Community Learning Center (CLC), 523 Stokes St. Bury, or at the Memphremagog CLC, 120 Bellevue St., Magog, on Wednesday October 21, 2015 from 10-12, for videoconference on “Living with Stroke.” You can also join us at the Richmond Regional CLC, 375 Armstrong St. for a DVD presentation of “Stroke- Brain Attack” For more information or to register please contact Debbie at [email protected] or 819 566-5717.

For more information on Townshippers’ Association and our activities, keep reading this weekly Keeping in Touch column in The Record and visit us on Twitter @Townshippers, Facebook and our website Connect with Townshippers’ offices in Sherbrooke at 100 – 257 Queen St. 819-566-5717, toll free: 1-866-566-5717 or Lac-Brome at 3-584 Knowlton Rd, 450-242-4421, toll free: 1-877-242-4421.



Photo Credit: Richmond and Region Community Learning Centre

Photo Caption: The Mother Goose program and Parent-Tot Active Fridays are once again bringing parents and small children together to play and grow at the Richmond and Region Community Learning Centre. Register today and enjoy nine sessions of free activities.