Summer vacation is over the streets are a little quieter after dinner now that the kids are back in the classroom.

But just because Summer vacation is over doesn't mean there isn't a lot going on in Windsor and Essex County.

Even festival season hasn't wrapped up yet.

CBC Windsor's Mike Evans keeps tabs on all the fun things going on in our region and has a few things for you to do this weekend.

1. Live butchery demonstration

Jamie Waldron a local butcher, who just wrote a book on the subject of butchery, will be at the Downtown Windsor Farmers Market giving a demonstration.

The book is about home butchery and how to get the finest cuts from your meat while at the same time saving money and eating healthier.

Waldron will teach the art that is butchery and the safety measures that surround it and the trade's razor sharp knives.

The demonstration starts Sunday at 9 a.m.

2. Canadian Women of Song

The Knox Presbyterian Church, near Leamington, will host four local singers performing classic and contemporary songs by Canada's best known female artists.

The festival takes place on Saturday, at the Knox Presbyterian Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Karen Morand, Janet Dixon, Allison Brown and Sharon Light are on the bill. 

"We do have a couple guys in the group, so it's not an all-girls group. The guys will be hanging in the background, letting women take centre stage," Brown said.

The four women picked covers of Anne Murray, Jan Arden, Joni Mitchell, KD Lang and Alanis Morisette, to name just a few.

"We got a huge variety of our favourite Canadian women singers and song writers," Brown said.

The women will also be performing an entire series of concerts this fall to raise money for the Bank Theatre and Meeting Place in Leamington. They want to get that venue up and running, but it still needs a bit of work.

3. The Olde Sandwich Town Festival

It's a west-end event for the whole family as the 24th annual Olde Sandwich Town Festival takes place.

Sandwich Street will be closed from Detroit Street to Brock Street with extended patios from restaurants and bars.

There will be musical performances, a car show, buskers, War of 1812 re-enactors and story telling.

Organizer David Grimaldi said this year in particular is significant.

"One of the things we keep in the forefront when planning the festival is that Sandwich is rich in history. During the War of 1812, Sandwich played a very important role," Grimaldi said. "That's why we waited until this year to bring back the parade. Over the last five or six years, people have been asking for the parade. We thought this was a good time to bring back a parade to Sandwich Towne."

Grimaldi said a lot of the parade floats will be War of 1812 themed

The parade takes place Saturday morning beginning at Huron Church going up Sandwich Street to Brock Street.

4. Shores of Erie International Wine Festival

The festival started Thursday, but continues through Sunday.

There will be more than 50 wine and food vendors on the banks of the Detroit River at Amherstburg's Fort Malden.

The Sheepdogs and the Walkervilles played Thursday, but the entertainment continues through the weekend.

The line-up includes a country theme Friday night. Michelle Wright headlined.

Saturday is Cowboys In Cardigans and Billy Raffoul. And Sunday Tara Watts and Toronto's Young Empires play.

Folks can stake out a good picnic table on the river and watch the sun go down with a little bit of red wine in hand. Or if they're

in the mood, they can try a wine popsicle, because they have those this year as well.

Mike Evans, who feels it's his responsibility to make sure you have fun things to do on the weekend.

To hear his column from Friday's Windsor Morning, click the audio box.