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Celebrate the season with the Old Stone House and a strawberry social

Other upcoming events include Rolling Pictures Art X Project as well as the StoryWalk and Summer Online Lego event from the Public Library, which opened Monday
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It’s peak strawberry season, and you can celebrate all things strawberry with the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site’s annual Strawberry Social. 

The social will be held over multiple days, from July 8-10 at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. each day. Tickets are $12 per person, which includes the cost of dessert and beverages served under tents on the front lawn. You can reserve your ticket for the date and time of your choice. 

“We’ve done this for a few years now on the front lawn and it’s usually a good turn out. Everyone is enjoying being out on the patios and restaurants so this is one more thing to be able to participate in,” said Kathy Fisher, curator at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site. 

“We will be serving our heritage shortcake, with fresh strawberries from Thomson Farms and whipped cream. For beverages, we’ll have tea, coffee and strawberry lemonade,” Fisher said. 

Due to the provincial reopening guidelines, COVID-19 precautions will still be in place. 

“People will be socially distanced from each other if they’re not from the same family or bubble. Masks must still be worn until seated. We will also have COVID-19 screening forms upon entry. We also have take-out kits as well. So if people don’t want to stay and eat, they still can pre-order a kit to take home,” Fisher said. 

Kit #1 includes strawberry shortcake (fresh strawberries, heritage shortcake, whipped cream). Kit #2 includes strawberry jam, strawberry streusel bars, and sugar cookies. Both kits are $10 each. 

The event is by reservation and tickets only, so be sure to call 705-759-5443 or email old.stone.house@cityssm.on.ca to reserve a ticket or take-home kit.

Rolling Pictures Art X Project

July 7

Rolling Pictures will host its second annual Art X Project event starting on July 7, featuring up and coming artists from Sault Ste. Marie. The event will be curated by Annie King with assistance from Future SSM and the Downtown Association, and will be held virtually with a 3D visual tour, as stated in a news release on SooToday. The exhibition will feature the works of Penny Gabor, Bonnie Lee Thorpe and Amy Williams. Tickets are available free of charge or with a donation through eventbrite.ca by searching ART X. 

Sault Ste. Marie Public Library StoryWalk

July 12

The Sault Ste. Marie Public Library and the TD Summer Reading Club will be hosting a free StoryWalk this summer from July 12 to July 24. You and your family will be able to read the story The Thing Lou Couldn’t Do, by Ashley Spires, on laminated poster boards while walking by. The StoryWalk will be physically distanced and will follow current COVID-19 guidelines. This self-directed walk on the library's front lawn will be a great outdoor book reading experience for the whole family. 

Summer Online Lego

July 19

Registration is now open for Summer Online Lego presented by the Sault Ste. Marie Public Library.

This online event will be a seven-week program starting on July 19. Each week, participants will receive a Lego challenge via email and will have one week to complete the challenge and send a photo of their Lego creation. Personal responses will be sent by library staff. There will also be prizes drawn each week. 

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