What to do this weekend – November 8-10

Outings to our regional museums, an evening of storytelling at a microbrewery, a family-oriented morning at a spa, an excursion to Megantic…. Just some of the fun activities on offer this weekend.

Museomix at the Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier

As its name suggests, Museomix involves a number of museums. It takes place over three days in six countries at nine locations and the Museum of Ingenuity J. Amand Bombardier is one of nine international participants. The idea behind this creative, cultural event is to shake up the conventional image of museums by mixing people and ideas (under the guidance of a local team) to come up with ways to address issues (such as the challenges of technology), the relationship between museums and the public, the type of work on display and so on – in other words, ‘reinventing’ the role of museums in today’s society. On Sunday, November 10, the Museum opens its doors for free and invites you to come watch and test the prototypes created by the participants.

November 10, From 1:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M │Museum of Ingenuity J. Armand Bombardier, Valcourt │ For further details


A morning at the spa with the family

November is such a ‘blah’ month but you can counter the cloudy skies by taking the family to the Strøm Spa in Sherbrooke. This Saturday, families (including children aged four years and older) are welcome to use the facilities and what better way to round out the spa experience than eating a healthy breakfast on site?

For other relaxing ideas for the family, click here.

A glimpse of the past in Knowlton

Head for Knowlton and take a look at a new exhibition entitled Une route sans fin (The Long Road Home). Organized by the Brome County Historical Society, it documents the little-known after effects of World War I. While you’re in Knowlton (part of the Cœur villageois network) drop by the cozy Star Café and linger over a tasty snack.

The Long Road Home until February 16, 2020 │Brome County Historical Society, Knowlton


Take a trip to the Mont Megantic National Park

Did you know that there’s a brand new mountain cabin at the peak of Mont Saint Joseph in Mont Megantic National Park? It opened just this fall and Simon Diotte, our blogger (and editor-in-chief of Géo Plein Air), describes his experience here. Perhaps his account will inspire you to book your own trip to the top of the mountain?

''Tasting'' tales at Boquébière

The Boquébière brewpub is running an event on Saturday entitled Table D’hôte – Dégustation de contes. Every course (there are five) is in fact a colourful tale related by a local storyteller. Each table can select 2 starters, 1 main and 2 desserts - a novel evening of tasting tales.

Thursday, November 7 │2 seatings - 5:30pm or 7:30pm │ Reservations strongly recommended │ $10 in advance. $15 at the door.│ Boquébière, Sherbrooke

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