Zorra Now - Community Events & Services Magazine -Spring 2023

22 Zorra Now | Spring 2023 TOWNSHIP DEPARTMENT INFORMATION Oxford Reads. Our 2023 Shortlist titles will soon be announced! Stay tuned to www.oxfordreads.ca for this year’s Shortlist and details on how you can vote for our 2023 Oxford Read. Forest of Reading®. The Forest of Reading® is Canada’s largest recreational reading program and an initiative of the Ontario Library Association. Designed to encourage a love of reading, the Forest of Reading® celebrates Canadian books, publishers, authors and illustrators. Ages 4-18 can participate in one or more of the reading challenges for their age/grade category. Oxford County Library is encouraging participants to discover as many of the books as they can in their age/ grade category and vote on their favourite in April! Visit our Forest of Reading® webpage at www.ocl.net: Programs & Events – Forest of Reading. Meet author Tim Van De Kemp. Join us at the Harrington Branch on Wednesday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m. as Local Author Tim Van De Kemp shares his book, A New Life in a New Land, and his journey of capturing his family history in print. If you have an interest in recording your family history, this is the event for you! Summer Reading Club. Don’t forget our Summer Reading Club starts in June. All OCL branches will feature special performers, crafts, and other activities all summer long. Library cards. Do you need a library card? Send an email with your name, address (including postal code), phone number, and birth date to myaccount@ocl.net. For up-to-date library information and hours call your local branch or visit DISCOVER YOUR OXFORD COUNTY LIBRARY www.ocl.net. For up-to-date library information and hours call your local branch or visit I COVER R FORD COUNTY LIBRARY Spring is here! It’s time to pump up the tires and tune up your bike for Oxford’s newest Gravel Route, Taste of Embrosia. This bike route weaves through Zorra Township so you can stop for a mid-ride refreshment in Embro. Find the route at www.RideOxford.ca Also remember shopping local is year round in Zorra Township! For a guide to local food in Zorra and Oxford County visit www.OxfordFresh.ca Discover these local producers: Aarden Farms Alstein Farms Inc. Ann Slater Fresh Organic Vegetables Big Ass Slabs Braemar Hills Farm Buffalo Ben Bison Deep Purple Lavender Farm Eshcol Farms Fleming Farms Garden in Harrington (The) Golspie Dairy Good Nature Eco Farm McCully’s Hill Farm Miedema’s Meat Market Rooster Creek Farm Sheldon Berries Still Meadow Farm Turner’s Farm Market Vanderpol Farm “What’s Your Beef?” Wildlife Gardening