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FRI. AUG. 18

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Euchre, Drayton Legion, 7:30pm, 15 Elm Street. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.

Food Truck Fridays at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N, Guelph. August 18 and September 8, 4:30 to 8pm. All welcome. Corduroy Road will play September 8 from 7 to 8pm.

SAT. AUG. 19

Canadian Ford and Mercury Truck Nationals, August 19 to 20, Arthur & Area Community Centre. More info call 519-848-3649.

Drayton Legion Breakfast, 8 to 11am, 15 Elm St. All welcome.

Victoria Park Seniors Centre Special Event: 15th Annual Peach Social, 10am to 1pm. Peaches, pies, baking, crafts, raffles and more. 150 Albert St., W, Fergus. Call 519-846-9691 x 204 for info.

Spirit of the Hills, Hillsburgh's Family Fun Day, 10am to 2pm on Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh. Classic car and antique tractor show, games, vendors and more. Info: 519-855-6343.

SUN. AUG. 20

The Fergus Pipe Band and Fergus Legion present: Bacon, Eggs and Bagpipes, a fundraising breakfast for Groves Memorial Hospital. 8 to 11 am, Fergus Legion, 519-400-8972 for more info.

The Grove Cemetery Memorial Service, 2pm, Grove Cemetery. Please bring lawn chairs. Guest speaker – Doug Sargent. In the event of rain, St. John’s Community Church in Orton.

A Cappella in the park. Pavillion in Riverside Park, Guelph. 12 to 3pm. All welcome. Free hot dogs and refreshments.

Worship on Riverfest Weekend with guest music leader Glen Soderholm, 11 am, Elora United Church. Presented by Knox Presbyterian, Bethany United and Elora United Churches. 519-846-0122 or 519-846-0680. Free.

The Ennotville Historical Library's Annual Corn Roast and Potluck will be held at 6:30pm at the library. All welcome.

Barbecue and Kid's Day, 12 to 4pm, Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Rd. Enjoy food and fun. Info: 519-821-7623.

Country Western Jamboree, Maple Leaf Acres, 1 to 5pm. Hosting Country Ways. Lunch available, 12:30pm. All jammers welcome. More info call: 519-787-0932

The final Scottish bagpiping by volunteers Allan and Elizabeth Ghent, Arthur Cenotaph, 6:45 to 7:30pm. Honouring our Veterans. Bring a lawn chair.

MON. AUG. 21

Knox Presbyterian Church VBS. Aug 21 to 25, 9am to noon. Experience the untamed nature of God in the Wildwood Forest. Ages 4 to 13. 8015 Hwy 89, Conn ON.

TUES. AUG. 22

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

Mapleton Buds and Blooms Fall Flower Show and meeting, 7:30pm, Moorefield Optimist Hall. Guest Speaker James Graham, “The favourite plants of our forefathers”.

WED. AUG. 23

Palmerston Ambassador of the Fair competition at 7:30 in the Palmerston Community Centre. Admission $5, under 12 free.

FRI. AUG. 25

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Wild West Seniors Dance, Evergreen Center, Guelph, 683 Woolwich St. Refreshments, door prizes, 1 to 3:30pm, $8, music by DJ Ted Lavoie. Love to see you there, all welcome.

Palmerston fair parade assembles at Lawrence Park, 5:45pm. Taste of Minto, 7pm, community centre. Viewing of exhibits and children's village opens. Contact Grace: 519-343-5181.

Smart Serve Workshop being delivered at 2nd Chance Employment Counselling, 160 St. David St. S. #104, Fergus. 9:30am to 3:30pm. $22.50 cash. Call to register: 519-843-5513.

Elora Legion Branch 229, Friday Dance. Elora Legion Maple Leaf Room, 8pm. $12/person. Music by Country Versatiles.

SAT. AUG. 26

Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. Last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. Lions serve an all you can eat hearty breakfast. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Palmerston Fair Farmer's Breakfast, 8 to 10am. Tailgate garage sale, inflatables, pet show, demos and more. All you can eat corn on the cob dinner. Tickets $10, kids under 10 free. Box Car movie night at Grant's Service Centre, registration at 7:15pm.

South Luther School's 135th Anniversary & Canada's 150th Birthday. Activities at 3pm. Barbecue, 5 to 6:30pm. Includes sausages, hamburgers or hot dogs, beans, salad, dessert. Adults $10. Children 6 to 12 $5.

Free Family Movie Night: SING (2016), Bissel Park, Elora, 7:30pm. Fundraiser for the CW Skatepark Association. $2 donated for every person attending.

Whites Road Pentecostal Church annual Family Fun Zone day, 2 to 5pm. Inflatables, horseback rides, facepainting and lots of food - all free. Free family movie night to follow at dusk.

SUN. AUG. 27

Palmerston fair community church service, 10am. Children's Village, teddy bear picnic, dog agility show, 1pm. Pig races, 2pm. Mike 519-998-4200. Roast beef dinner, 4:30pm, tickets call Danielle 519-897-0467.

Blessing of the Animals Service at Ebenezer United Church 12274 Guelph Line, 10am. Bring your pet for a blessing. (Pets to be contained or leashed for safety) All Welcome.

THURS. AUG. 31

7:30pm. Arthur Agricultural Society - Downstairs hall, Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

FRI. SEPT. 1

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Wellington North Farmer's Market Family Day. Live music, barbecue, games, Greg Swanson with his spiders, snakes and bugs, crafts and more. 3 to 6:30pm, 320 King St. E. Mount Forest.

MON. SEPT. 4

Barbecue Smoked Chop dinner. Free hot dog meal for kids under 10. Ballinafad Community Centre. Serving from 5 to 7pm. Tickets $16. Call 905-877-4072.

WED. SEPT. 6

Roast Beef Supper, 5 to 7pm, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 146 Sligo Rd. W., Mt. Forest. Adults $15, kids (6 to 12) $6, 5 and under free. Takeout available, info: 519-323-2193.

Improve your health, flexibility and balance with Taoist Tai Chi arts. Open House, 54 Cardigan Street, Guelph, 7 to 8pm. All welcome. More info: 519-836-7390.

THURS. SEPT. 7

5 to 7:30pm. Arthur Fall Fair Roast Beef Dinner. Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. $14/adult, $6/child under 12. Ask about a family rate.

Elmira Duplicate Bridge Group. Learn to play bridge, 8 week lessons. Call 519-669-5310.

Supportive writing group. First Thursday of the month, Arthur Library, lower level meeting room, 5:45 to 7:45pm. Email arthur.writers@outlook.com to join, or just come along on the night.

FRI. SEPT. 8

Arthur Fall Fair. 9am to noon - Enter exhibits. 7pm - Parade downtown Arthur. Buildings open 7 to 10pm, Arthur Community Centre.

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Aberfoyle Fall Fair, Sept. 8 and 9. Antique tractor pull Friday night. Saturday: home craft displays, 4-H sheep and cattle shows, horse show, food venders, a pig roast and more.

Food Truck Fridays, Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N, Guelph. 4:30 to 8pm. All welcome. Corduroy Road, 7 to 8pm.

September 8 to 17. Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. Alone Together Again” a comedy by Lawrence Roman. Clever, comic, witty and wise. Fridays and Saturday 8:00pm. Sundays 2:30pm. Box Office: 519.855.4586.

14th Annual Chicken Barbecue, St Martin’s Catholic Church, Drayton, 5 to 7pm. Adults $15, kids 6 to 12 $7. Advanced tickets only, Daryl: 519-638-5428.

SAT. SEPT. 9

Arthur Fall Fair. Sport pony show, 4H calf show. chili cookoff, lawn tractor pulls. Buildings open 9am to 6pm. Admission: $5/adult, under 12 free with adult.

Community Men’s Breakfast at Ebenezer United Church 12274 Guelph Line, 8 to 9am. Come for a great breakfast and meet the other men in our community. MaryLou at 519-853-4399.

Art Classes, 10am to 1pm, Sept. 9, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. Teacher: Connie Melnik, 519-824-7628. Bring lunch, 2 dollar store canvasses, (1 med., 1 small), subject and brushes. $25 p.p. per session. Ebenezer United Church.

Village of Erin Historical Walking Tour (free) by Jeff Duncan and Phil Gravelle. 35 Main St. at 1:30pm. 519-546-3450.

Alma Optimist Country Dance, 8pm to 12am, Alma Community Centre, $12.50. Dance to Country Versatiles.

SUN. SEPT. 10

Arthur Fall Fair. Western horse show. Buildings open 10:30am to 4pm. Exhibits to be removed 4:30 to 6pm. Admission: $5/adult, under 12 free with adult.

The Eden Mills Writer’s Festival. Advanced tickets: $15/students, $20/adults. At the door: $20/students $25/adults.See online for details.

Country Corn Roast, 3:30 to 7pm. Agriculture Foundation, Raefield Farm, 5231 Wellington County Rd. #27. Music by The Moore Family of Drayton, hayride and food. By donation. Marg 519-843-3274, Ellen 519-876-9953.

4th Annual Fergus Whole Hog Barbecue, 3 to 7pm. Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, 570 Belsyde Ave. Fergus.

TUES. SEPT. 12

Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph registration, 10am to 12pm, Kortright Presbyterian Church, Guelph. See online for details about classes offered or call 226 820-4801. All welcome.

Love to Sing? Centre Wellington Singers fall session begins. Meet the new Artistic Director: Juergen Petrenko. Registration 6:30 to 7:15pm, Elora United Church.

THURS. SEPT. 14

7:30pm. Arthur Agricultural Society - Downstairs hall, Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

FRI. SEPT. 15

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

SAT. SEPT. 16

The Mudmoiselle 5k Obstacle Course. Women only, all fitness levels. 10am, Cox Creek Cellars, Guelph. www.mudmoiselle.ca.

Nestle Waters Canada Community Open House, 12 to 4pm, 101 Brock Rd S., Puslinch. Fun and food for all ages.

Annual Pork Barbecue. Cocktails (cash bar) and fruit punch, 5pm. Dinner, 6pm. Adults $25, kids 10 to 16 $15, kids under 6 free. Proceeds to Outreach. Tickets from church 519-843-2141.

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Contest, round 1, 7 to 9pm, pre-register at www.ferguslegion.ca. Adults round 1, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Come vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

SUN. SEPT. 17

156th Anniversary Closing Service, Historic Ellis Pioneer Chapel, Cambridge, 2:30pm. Guest Speaker Rev Jane Swatridge, music by Michael Marinovic.

20th annual Taste of Guelph fundraiser in support of St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Featuring over 50 of Guelph’s best local restaurants, chefs, caterers, vintners and brewers. Tickets available online.

MON. SEPT. 18

Free Introduction to Modern Square Dancing. St. Mary School, 251 Irvine St., Elora, 7 to 8:30pm. Refreshments included. Casual dress. No dancing experience required. 

TUES. SEPT. 19

Guelph Township Horticultural Society present Steve Martin of Martin's Apples on "History of their Orchard and Varieties". Summer show special, prizes, refreshments. Marden Community Centre, 7:30pm.

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

FRI. SEPT. 22

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Pulled Pork 'N Mac Dinner, Trinity United Church, Guelph, 5:15pm. Eat-in or take out. Entertainment to follow, 6:45 to 7:30pm. $14/adult, $7/child under 10, free under 4 yrs. Tickets: 519-824-4800 ext 1.

SAT. SEPT. 23

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Contest, round 2, 7 to 9pm, pre-register online. Adults round 2, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Come vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

SUN. SEPT. 24

Canada 150 Community Sing a Long, hosted by Erin Legion, 3pm, 12 Dundas St., E. EWCS Foodbank donations will be gratefully accepted.

MON. SEPT. 25

Free Introduction to Modern Square Dancing. St. Mary School, 251 Irvine St., Elora, 7 to 8:30pm. Refreshments included. Casual dress. No dancing experience required.

TUES. SEPT. 26

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Mini Show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church. Speaker: Marion Jarvie - Beauty of Late Summer and Fall Gardens. New members welcome.

Community Senior’s Homemade Soup and Sandwich Lunch, 12pm. Followed by cards and games at Ebenezer United Church. Willy at 519-763-7707 or 905-854-2423.

FRI. SEPT. 29

Last Market - Erin Farmer’s Market, come out and celebrate our local harvest, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Huge Indoor Fall Garage Sale, Trinity United Church, Guelph. Sept 29, 3 to 8pm, Sept 30, 7am to noon. Books, toys, games, sports equipment, garden utensils, giftware, and more.

The Alma Optimist Beef Barbecue, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre. Come enjoy. Adults $15, kids $5, under school age free.

SAT. SEPT. 30

Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. Last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. Lions serve an all you can eat hearty breakfast. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

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Pumpkinfest: A Community Harvest Celebration with all things pumpkin. 4pm, pot-luck supper and music. St. Paul's United Church. 8276 SR 25 near the 3rd Line, Wellington North.

Introduction to Bridge, 10am to 4pm, $40/person, $75/couple, lunch and snacks. Includes instruction both in bidding the contract and in playing the hand.

Highway 24 Veterinary Clinic Client Appreciation and Open House, 1:30 to 3:30pm. Clinic tours, demonstrations, barbecue, kids activities, raffles and more. More info: 519-822-1805.

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Contest, round 3, 7 to 9pm, pre-register online. Adults round 3, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Come vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

Taste Real presents: Fall Rural Romp, 10am to 4pm. A self-guided tour to Guelph and Southern Wellington County Farms and Markets. Meet local farmers, learn about food and experience our own agricultural bounty. See online for details.

SAT. OCT. 7

Community Men’s Breakfast, 8am, Ebenezer United Church. Come for a great breakfast and meet the other men in our community. MaryLou at 519-853-4399.

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Contest, round 4, 7 to 9pm, pre-register online. Adults round 4, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Come vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

SUN. OCT. 8

Thanksgiving Sunday at Ebenezer United Church 12274 Guelph Line, 10am.

THURS. OCT. 12

7:30pm. Arthur Agricultural Society - Downstairs hall, Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

FRI. OCT. 13

The Gondoliers, Guelph Little Theatre, October 13 to 27, 176 Morris St. Wonderful music, great comedy, bizarre plot twists and a happy ending. More info: 519-821-0270.

SAT. OCT. 14

Art Classes, 10am to 1pm, Oct. 14, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. Teacher: Connie Melnik, 519-824-7628. Bring lunch, 2 dollar store canvasses, (1 med., 1 small), subject and brushes. $25 p.p. per session. Ebenezer United Church.

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Contest, round 5, 7 to 9pm, pre-register online. Adults round 5, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Come vie for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington’s 2017 Around the World Gala. Live entertainment, Canadian cuisine, live auction and more. Tickets available online.

FRI. OCT. 20

11th Annual Giant Book Sale, Guelph Public Library, Oct 20 to Sun Oct 22. Early bird admission, Friday, 1 to 4pm, $10. Free admission Fri 6 to 9pm, Sat and Sun 10 to 4pm. Cash only. Loonie Sunday. See online for details.

SAT. OCT. 21

Fall Festival, 10am to 3pm, Melville United Church, Fergus. Coffee and dessert or lunch (soups, chili, pulled pork, hot dogs), vendors, books, silent auction and more. Info: 519-787-0570.

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Semi-Finals, 7 to 9pm. Adult semi-finals, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Contestants vying for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

TUES. OCT. 24

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Mini Show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church. Guest speaker: Rob Howard - Nine Things I learned from Other People's Gardens.

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

Community Senior’s Homemade Soup and Sandwich Lunch, 12pm. Followed by cards and games at Ebenezer United Church. Willy at 519-763-7707 or 905-854-2423.

FRI. OCT. 27

GWSA +55 Halloween Howl Dance with DJ Ted Lavoie, 1 to 3:30pm, Evergreen Seniors Centre. Advance tickets $8 at the front desk, 519-823-1291.

SAT. OCT. 28

Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. Last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. Lions serve an all you can eat hearty breakfast. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

FRI. NOV. 3

3 day Giant Garage and Bake Sale. Friday Nov. 3, Saturday Nov. 4, and Monday Nov. 6, 8am to 4pm. Melville United Church, Tower and St. Andrew St. Fergus. 519-787-0570.

SAT. NOV. 4

Fergus Legion Br. 275 Youth Karaoke Finals, 7 to 9pm. Adult finals, 9:30 to 11:30pm. Contestants vying for $2,000 in cash prizes. All welcome.

THURS. NOV. 9

7:30pm. Arthur Agricultural Society - Downstairs hall, Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

SAT. NOV. 18

Art Classes, 10am to 1pm, Nov. 18, and Dec. 9. Teacher: Connie Melnik, 519-824-7628. Bring lunch, 2 dollar store canvasses, (1 med., 1 small), subject and brushes. $25 p.p. per session. Ebenezer United Church.

TUES. NOV. 21

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

FRI. NOV 24

Saving Sleeping Beauty, Guelph Little Theatre, November 24 to December 10, 176 Morris St. A fun, new family musical. More info: 519-821-0270.

SAT. NOV. 25

Marsville Lions Community Breakfast. Last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. Lions serve an all you can eat hearty breakfast. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

TUES. NOV. 28

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting/Annual Holiday Penny Table, 7pm, Dublin Street United Church. Guest speaker: Patricia Patrick- Christmas Traditions, New and Old. New members welcome, info at www.guelphhort.org.

THURS. DEC. 7

7:30pm. Arthur Agricultural Society - Downstairs hall, Arthur Community Centre. All welcome.

FRI. DEC. 8

GWSA +55 Snowball Dance with DJ Ted Lavoie, 1 to 3:30pm, Evergreen Seniors Centre. Advance tickets $8 at the front desk, 519-823-1291.

SAT. DEC. 9

Art Class, 10am to 1pm. Teacher: Connie Melnik, 519-824-7628. Bring lunch, 2 dollar store canvasses, (1 med., 1 small), subject and brushes. $25 p.p. per session. Ebenezer United Church.

SUN. DEC. 24

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm. 

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