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See the Versatiles perform at Saturday's kickoff event, launching a five week long Scarecrow Festival.

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If you’ve been rummaging through your closets, hoping to get a handle on clutter with a little fall cleaning, take note.

Put your old clothes and accessories to good use by building a scarecrow at Arts Nursery. The  Port Kells gardening Mecca is hosting its five-week-long Scarecrow Festival with a kick off event on Saturday, Sept. 24 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.).

Come see and take pictures of more than 60 scarecrows, and make your own at the DIY build-a-crow station, hop on a hayride, buy a pumpkin, or take part in one of the kids crafts or family-friendly activities on hand.http://webpapersadmin.bcnewsgroup.com/portals/uploads/cloverdale/.DIR288/ReporterLogo1996-2016.jpg

There will also be gardening guest speakers offering expertise on a variety of subjects, from fall pruning and canning to building terrariums and potting up fall planters.

Arts Nursery and Garden Centre is located at 8940 192 Street.

Look for an appearance by Susie Francis and The Versatiles, one of the recipient non-profits that are beneficiaries of this month long celebration of the harvest.

Partial proceeds from the festival go to support three local organizations: The Versatiles, Semiahmoo Animal League, a farm that connects at-risk youth and abandoned horses, and L’Arche, supporting day programs and housing for people with developmental challenges

 

First of many gigs

The kick-off is the first professional gig of the season for the Versatiles, a Cloverdale-based group of seniors performers. Look for them again at the Cloverdale Legion before Halloween, when they once again present a haunted house attraction for local children and their parents, and at a number of upcoming shows: They are performing there on Remembrance Day, and will be putting on a by-donation performance Dec. 11 at the Legion, too.

The Society of Versatile Entertainers is back for another season of fun, says  founder Susie Francis Hall, pointing out that rehearsals resumed Sept. 12.

The golden-aged volunteers sing, dance and do comedy, performing variety shows at festivals, seniors residences, and elementary schools.

New members are always welcome.

For more information, call 604-613-3116 or drop by the Cloverdale Legion every Monday at noon and ask for Susie.

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