Weekend roundup in Huron County

jackiekashianposterHURON COUNTY – When winter settles into Huron County, we make our own entertainment. There’s dancing in Blyth, comedy in Goderich, music in Wingham and snowshoeing in Varna to keep folks busy over the next few days.

Here’s a sampling of events this weekend:


Lesson and Dance, Blyth

Date: Friday, Jan. 18, from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Location: Blyth East Side Dance Studio, 273 Hamilton St.

Description: Every Friday night features a lesson in one Ballroom or Latin Dance. The lesson is taught with beginners in mind and is 45 minutes long. Stay and dance the rest of the evening. Cost is $5 per person. Feel free to drop in. No need to pre-register.


Comedy at the Grill, Goderich

Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, starting at 8 p.m.

Location: Goderich Grill, The Square

Description: Local comedian Jay Scott hosts a night of laughs with opening act Todd Van Allen and headliner Jackie Kashian. Tickets, $20, available at the Goderich Grill or online. Tickets at the door are $25.

Kintail School Flea Market, Kintail

Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Hwy. 21 north of Kintail on west side of road

Description: Browse through a vast array of treasures in the unique setting of former school SS#3 Ashfield. Enjoy a taste of good country-style cooking in the kitchen.

No Expectations, Wingham

Date: Saturday, Jan. 19, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 180, 183 Victoria St. W.

Description: Night of music combined with Legion’s famous chicken wings, served from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. No Take-outs.


Bayfield Winter Hike, Varna

Date: Sunday, Jan. 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Bluewater Stanley Community Complex, 38594B Mill Rd.

Description: The Bayfield River Valley Trail Association (BRVTA) will host a winter hike at the Varna Trail, starting at the complex, which is 4 km east of Bayfield or 2 km west of Varna on Mill Road. Depending on the snow, this will either be snowshoes or hiking boots. Outside Projects will be on hand with snowshoes to rent, but best to book ahead at 519-440-8585 or email Tyler Hessel at outsideprojects@tcc.on.ca. The Varna Trail has two loops. The first, the 4-km Mavis’s Trail, goes to the river. It is relatively flat with one steep area at the Robeson Bridge, a 90-foot trestle bridge, completed last year by the BRVTA. The other loop is the Taylor Trail, a 1.5-km loop that is being built as a mobility trail, accessible to all. At noon, hotdogs and drinks will be served in the auditorium, donations gratefully accepted.

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Heather has spent most of her career in local journalism and communications. She moved to Huron County more than two decades ago to join the newsroom at the Goderich Signal-Star, reporting local council and community news. Since then, she had been editor at the Walkerton Herald Times, city editor at the award-winning Observer in Sarnia, and freelance writer for the Hamilton Spectator and the London Free Press. She developed a local network with local government and businesses while working for Heritage and Cultural Partnership. She also worked with municipal and provincial governments in her role as communications manager for a wind energy development company. She has been active in the local community, most recently volunteering time to Habitat for Humanity Huron County. Heather graduated from Ryerson with a Bachelor of Applied Arts, Journalism.