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FRI. NOV. 17

A bridge to Africa – A bridge afternoon fundraising party sponsored by The Grandmothers of the Grand. Noon to 4pm. Lunch and door prizes. $20 p.p. Register by Nov. 12, 519-846-5965.

Arthur Legion wing night, all you can eat, $15. No takeout, 6 to 8pm.

Annual poinsettia fundraiser, three colours, four sizes. Orders due Nov. 17, pick up Nov. 25, 8 Royal Rd., Guelph. Proceeds toward programs for people with intellectual disabilities. To place an order call 519-824-2409.

3rd annual Christmas open house, Groves hospital gift shop. Nov. 17, 10am to 4pm and Nov. 18, 11am to 4pm. Silent auction, gift ideas and refreshments. Proceeds to Groves Hospital.

Christmas bazaar, 10am to 6pm, 950 St. David St. S., Fergus. All brand new, baked good table, loonie/toonie table, silent auction. Support Groves Memorial Community Hospital.

SafeTALK education workshop, suicide alertness training, 1 to 4:30pm, $20. Call 519-846-9691 x 204 to reserve a spot. Victoria Park Seniors Centre, 150 Albert St. W., Fergus.

Grey Wellington Theatre Guild presents Things My Mother Taught Me, Nov. 17, 23, 24 and 25, 7:30pm. Nov. 18, 8pm and Nov. 19, 2pm at the fully-accessible Harriston Town Hall Theatre. Tickets $15, available at Harriston Home Hardware, Palmerston Home Hardware and Walsh’s IDA in Mount Forest.

Riverbend Artists Yuletide Show, Nov. 17 to Dec. 9. Multi Media. Reception Nov. 17 6 to 8pm, Information Centre, 23 Main St. Grand Valley. See online for more info.

SAT. NOV. 18

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

Talk and discussion "One planet, everyone's home," sponsored by the Baha'is of Centre Wellington, 7:30pm at The Carriage House, behind 210 St. Andrew Street E., Fergus.

Vendors wanted for craft sale at Knox Elora Presbyterian Church. 9 am to 1pm. Cost for a table is a donation. To book a table call 519-846-0680 or 519-846-8061.

Evergreen Seniors Centre community craft sale, 9:30am to 1:30pm. See the talented works of community vendors. For more information call 519-823-1291.

2017 annual Listowel and district right to life banquet and silent auction, Palmerston Christian Reformed Church, 400 Whites Rd. 6pm doors open, 6:30pm dinner begins. Tickets $25 per adult and $15 for youth, 519-343-3384.

The Palmerston and District Hospital Auxiliary annual Christmas bazaar, 9am to 1pm, Palmerston Community Centre.

Dublin Heritage auction, 6:30pm. Proceeds to help fund improvements for the heritage building. Held at Dublin St. United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W. Guelph. Tickets: 519-821-0610.

A pilgrims’ evening dinner, auction and show, Gale Presbyterian Church. Supper 5:30pm, presentation 7pm. Advance tickets only. $15/person or $30/family. Rev. Scott Sinclair and friends’ pilgrimages on the Camino De Santiago De Compestela.

Vendor sale, 1 to 5pm, Fergus Rugby Clubhouse, 160 Albert St. W. Supporting the Falcons UK Tour 2018.

Church bazaar, 287 Water St., Guelph, 10am to 2pm. Something for everyone, Grandma’s attic, bake table, lunch booth, Christmas crafts, kids’ stuff and games. Free admission.

Music night, Bethany United Church, 7:30pm. 10th line of Old Pilkington corner of 4th line E. and sideroad 10. Free will offering, light refreshments.

Arthur Legion country jamboree, 2 to 5 pm.

Silent auction fundraiser to support Grand Valley Public Library. Bidding ends 4pm. View and bid during regular library hours. Items donated by local businesses and community members.

Sleighbell fantasy bazaar and lunch, 10am to 2pm, St. George’s Anglican Church, Guelph. Free admission. Lunch from 11am to 2pm, $8, kids under 5, free. Christmas gifts and crafts, penny table, baking, preserves and more. Info 519-822-1366.

Snowflake craft sale, 9am to 1pm, Knox Elora Presbyterian Church. Handmade crafts, baked goods, white elephant, silent auction and lunch. Still room for vendors call 519-846-8061, table cost: donation.

Crime Stoppers Guelph Wellington presents It Takes A Village, one day free event at CWDHS, 8:45am to 2:30pm, lunch provided. Adults and youth 14+ welcome. See our website for details. Pre-registration required.

Best and Friends Band appears at Guelph Legion, 57 Watson Pkwy., 2:30 to 5pm. All welcome. Free admission.

St. Andrew's Christmas bazaar and bake sale, 10am to 3pm, 83 Trafalgar Rd., Hillsburgh. Gift baskets, baked goods, accessories, silent auction and more. Lunch and refreshments.

6th annual 26th Guelph Scouts craft bazaar, 10am to 3pm, free admission, Kortright Hills Public School. Over 50 vendors, silent auction, refreshments, baked goods, crafts and more.

Christmas craft sale, 9am to 4pm, Knox Presbyterian Church, 8015 Hwy 89 Conn, ON. Great shopping ideas, hot apple cider and treats. Donation to the food bank greatly appreciated.

4th annual Mapleton’s got talent show, 7pm, Drayton Festival Theatre. Admission: Splash Pad donation. All welcome.

Community craft show, Christmas country theme, 10am to 2pm, PMD arena hall. Admission: Foodbank donation. Proceeds to community work.

Christmas bazaar and luncheon, 10:30am to 1:30pm, Mount Forest United Church. Lunch 11am to 1pm, $10. Bake sale, draw tables, silent auction and more. Proceeds to Louise Marshall Hospital Foundation.

Arthur Legion karaoke, 8:30pm.

Maryhill Knights of Columbus, Vegas night, 7pm doors open. Bridgeport Rod and Gun, 1229 Beitz Rd., RR1 Breslau. Free admission, food available, prizes to win and more. 519-648-2939.

Christmas decorations, gifts and bake sale, 9am to 1pm at Ballinafad United Church, 14369 Trafalgar Road, Ballinafad.

Kenilworth Public School crafts and home party sale, 9am to 3pm. Admission $2, see you there.

SUN. NOV. 19

Arthur Lions Christmas craft show, 9am to 2:30pm, Arthur Community Centre. Over 90 tables of handcrafted items, free admission, hot food available.

Emily Oakes speaks on her tour of Vimy and other cemeteries. 2pm, Aboyne Hall, WCMA. WC Historical Society, 519-546-3450.

Fergus Christmas craft show and market, 11am to 3pm, Fergus Sportsplex. Over 75 vendors. Christmas decor, baking, crafts, advent, candles, jewelry, woodworking and more. $2 admission.

MON. NOV. 20

Ontario Miniature Enthusiasts of Guelph meeting, Dublin Street United Church, 1 to 3pm. New members welcome.

Euchre, Fergus Legion Br. 275, 7:30pm, new players welcome.


Blood donation clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

Monthly luncheon, Gale Presbyterian Church, 11:30am to 1pm, $12. Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, salad, green peas, dessert.

Pot luck supper and annual meeting Of Guelph Twp. Hort. Soc., 6pm, Marden Community Centre. Activity: Hands on Christmas arrangement. Year's prizes paid out.

Senior's lunch, 11:30am to 2pm, Arkell United Church. An afternoon of food, music, cards and fellowship. 519-821-7623.

Casserole luncheon, 11:30am to 1:30pm, St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Mount Forest. $10/person, variety of casseroles, desserts and drink. Ending the silent auction, takeout available.

Be an angel for an angel, holiday toy drive, Nov. 21 to 25, Saving Grace Yoga, 128 Main Street N., Rockwood. Trade a toy for a yoga class, participants must preregister online.

Crib, Fergus Legion Branch 275, 7pm, new players welcome.

WED. NOV. 22

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society meet at the Elora Public Library, 7:30pm, 144 Geddes St., Elora. Barry Vanderveer, from Grand River Nursery will present “The Aging Garden(er).” All welcome, light refreshments provided.

Taizé service, St James Anglican Church, Fergus, 7pm. A prayer service of meditative singing and periods of silence. All welcome to join in this practice of music and meditation.

TOPS - Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Wednesdays 5:45 to 6:45pm.St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Mount Forest. Info: Michelle 519-939-8176.

Fall beef stew supper, 5pm and 6:15pm sittings. Adults $15, 12 and under $7, 3 and under free. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fergus. 519-843-3565.

Christmas baazar, Grace Anglican Church, Arthur. 11:30am 1pm, $10. Casseroles, salad, rolls, pie or cheesecake, beverages. Draws, bake table, takeout available. All welcome.

Harriston and District Horticultural Society annual meeting, 6:30pm, pot luck and awards presentation. Seniors' Centre, Arthur Street West.


Euchre, Murray Farwell Family Centre, St Mary Church, Mount Forest. 7:30pm, $3 includes light lunch and prizes.

Trinity United Church, Listowel roast pork dinner, 4:30 to 7pm. Adults $15, Kids (5-12) $6. Tickets: Clara 519-291-2736 or Deanna 519-291-1139. Takeout or delivery, call Beatrice 519-291-5703.

Weekly Bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.

Poverty simulation event, 1 to 3:30pm, downstairs Arthur Arena. Info contact Wellington Learning Centre 519-848-3462.


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

Stroke is treatable - Social interaction and recreation, 9:30 to 10:30am, Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Fergus. Join the stroke recovery Fergus/Elora group in learning about community activities that survivors and care partners can enjoy.

Arthur Christmas bazaar and supper, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Hootenanny, 7 to 9pm. Sign up for your time in the spotlight or just sit and enjoy. Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Road.

AfterWhys performance, thought-provoking original theatrical performance about seniors’ mental health and suicide. 1:30pm, Victoria Park Seniors Centre, 150 Albert St. W., Fergus. Free.

Community dinner and games night, 6pm, All Saints Anglican Church, Erin. Lasagna with salad, desert and coffee/tea/juice. Free will offering. After dinner, games night upstairs, 7pm, sponsored by Lighten Up.

Fergus contra dance, Highland Rugby Club field house, 150 Albert St. W., Fergus. Live music. Fun for all ages. Doors open 7:30pm. Admission $12. p.p. (students $8.) Info call 519-843-9971.

Paint party toy drive, 7 to 9pm, Saving Grace Yoga, 128 Main Street N., Rockwood. Bring a toy valued at least $40 and participate in our painting party, limited space available must preregister. Alternatively call 519-400-4867 to donate.

All Saints Community dinner, 6pm, All Saints Church, 81 Main Street, Erin. Lasagna, drinks and dessert. Games night to follow upstairs.

Donators appreciation day, 10am to 3pm. New to You would like to thank our wonderful community and all the generous donators that helped raise funds for Groves Memorial Community Hospital. Join us at the New to you store.

Elora Legion karaoke night, 8pm in the Legion Clubroom. Open event, all welcome. No cover charge Host and MC, Mr. Craig Hickey.

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.

The Waterloo Region Stamp Club's annual stamp show, Royal Canadian Legion, 316 Marsland Dr., Waterloo, 10am to 4pm. Free admission and parking. Lunch counter at Legion.

Christmas craft and bake sale hosted by The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234 Ladies Auxiliary, 10am to 2pm, 57 Watson Parkway S., Guelph. Bake table, touch and take, lunch counter and meat pies for sale. Free admission, free parking.

Community ladies brunch, 10am, Ebenezer United Church. Bring Mom, Grandma or your daughters/granddaughters. Gift exchange of something you no longer need or want. Free will offering. 519-763-7707.

Country craft bazaar, 8am to 2pm. Buffet breakfast 8 to 10am, crafts, baking, games and prizes, plants and books. Free admission. Listowel Christian School, 6020 Line 87, Listowel.

Animals Homeward Bound book and bake sale, 10am to 4pm, St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, Rockwood. Books, baked goods, hot lunch, penny table and more. Info: 519-856-9002.

Emmanuel Christian High School bazaar, 10am to 2pm, 680 Tower St., Fergus. Something for everyone, kids zone, baking, home decor, season plants/Christmas urns and more.

Arthur United Church women poinsettia luncheon, bake sale and bazaar, 11:30am to 1:30pm. Lunch includes soup, sandwiches, dessert and beverage. All welcome.

Belgian Horse Assoc. banquet, awards, live/silent auction and dance. Social 5pm, roast beef dinner 6:45pm, $40. Orangeville Event Centre (Fairgrounds). 905-939-7183 for more info.

Christmas bazaar and luncheon, 10am to 2pm, Mount Forest United Church, 165 Queen St. E. Lunch available from 11am to 1pm. Silent auction, baking, candy, preserves, crafts and more.

Erin Lions Santa Claus parade, 1:30pm. Main St. Erin. Meet Santa at the Fire Hall after the parade.

St. James Church market place, 171 Queen St. E., Fergus. 11am to 2pm. Lunch $8, gift baskets, crafts, baking and more.

Come let us adore Him a display of nativity scenes, 2 to 4pm, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Mount Forest. Light refreshments available, free will offering. Handicap access available.

Shop at Trinity United Church's holiday extravaganza, 9am to 1pm, 70 Mill St. E., Acton. Silent auction, bake sale, wreaths, homemade jams, Christmas decorations and more.

Grand Valley and district Santa Claus parade, 7pm. Head up to the arena after to visit Santa. Free hot chocolate and free admission to an ice skating video party after visiting Santa.

Rockwood Lioness Christmas craft and bake sale, 9am to 1pm, Rockmosa Community Centre.

The Door Youth Centre breakfast fundraiser, 8 to 11am, donation only. 100 Frederick St., Arthur.

Elora Legion annual fundraising bake sale in the clubroom. Doors open at 1pm. Everyone Welcome.

Elora Legion Branch 229 Saturday night dance, Legion Maple Leaf room, 8pm. Tickets $12, music by Swan Creek.

Christmas craft and bake sale, including "Grandma's Attic" at Elora United Church, 9am to 1pm. Coffee, muffins, soup and sandwiches, silent auction. At the corner of Church & Geddes St. in Elora.

Green Christmas fair, noon to 2:30pm, Eden Mills Community Hall. Penny table, tea room , greenery and displays, local seeds, famous fruitcakes, granola, mincemeat, local wares.

Christmas bazaar, 9:30am to 1:30pm, Moorefield United Church and Moorefield Optimist Hall. Silent auction, preserves, crafts, draws, lasagna lunch and more. Admission food bank donation.

Christmas bazaar, 10am to 2pm, St. Joseph Church. Baked items, silent auction, loonie table, crafts, knit table and more. Hot lunch offered.

Elora Lions annual Festival of Lights Santa Claus parade, 6:pm. After the parade meet Santa at the Elora Centre for the Arts for cookies and hot cocoa.


Aberfoyle Santa Claus parade, please bring a donation for local Food Bank. 2pm parade starts at township offices. Meet Santa after at the Optimist Recreation Centre for free refreshments, prizes and photos.

Erin Lions Christmas market, 10am to 4pm, Centre 2000. Vendors, unique items, workshops and refreshments. Visit with Santa. Free admission with Food Bank donation.

Genesis Matters Fellowship, 12:30pm at the STUDIO, 275 Gordon St. Fergus. Fellowship pot luck lunch, then examining the archeological evidence of the Biblical Exodus. All welcome.

Danish Christmas bazaar, 11am to 4pm, Sunset Villa Danish Club. Huge selection of hand-made gnomes, ornaments, knitwear, table runners, and traditional Danish Christmas crafts. Free admission. 7150 Concession 1, Puslinch.

Craft and vendor show, 10am to 2 pm, Elora Legion. Superstar Baton Club fundraiser for athletes travelling to Norway for World Championships.

Join us at Cats Anonymous Rescue and Adoption for our Christmas open house, 10am to 3pm. #063055 Dufferin County Road #3, East Garafraxa.

Benefit Concert for hurricaine victims in Haiti, 2pm, St. James Lutheran Church, Elmira. Tickets: $15 adults and seniors, kids and students free.


Free exercise and falls prevention classes (55+) every Monday and Thursday, 9:30 to 11:30am, Ebenezer United Church.

Drayton blood donor clinic, 3:30 to 7:30pm, Community Christian School, 35 High Street. 1-888-236-6283 to book.

Rockwood Presbyterian Church spaghetti supper and silent auction, Rockmosa Community Center. 5:30pm doors open, 6pm supper. Advance tickets only, adults/$15, kids over 4/$6. Call Barb 519-856-4891 or Reba 519-856-9734.

Euchre, Fergus Legion Br. 275, 7:30pm, new players welcome.


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, more info see online.

Seniors homemade soup and sandwich lunch, noon, followed by cards and games at Ebenezer United Church, 12274 Guelph Line. All welcome. Free will offering. Info at 519-763-7707.

Wellington Water Watchers annual meeting, 7 to 9:30pm, Red Papaya, Old Quebec Street Mall, Guelph.

Crib, Fergus Legion Branch 275, 7pm, new players welcome.

WED. NOV. 29

Afternoon out, Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Road, 2pm. Cards, sweets and more. Contact Ross at 519-822-6063.

Euchre, 1 to 4pm, St. David's Presbyterian Church, 132 Main St. N., Campbellville. Refreshments, $3, all welcome.

Eramosa Union Cemetery annual meeting, 7:30pm, Barrie Hill Church. All are welcome.


Weekly Bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.


A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens - A holiday treat for the entire family. Dec. 1 to 3 and 8 to 10, Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm and 8pm, Sunday 2pm. Fergus Grand Theatre, 519-787-1981.

Woolwich Lions Christmas dine and dance, Dec. 1 and Dec. 2, Lions Hall, Elmira. $60 taxes and gratuities incl. Ideal for group of 8 or small company. Catered event, dance to The Lulu's Band. More info call Sandy 519-638-2523.

Annual quarter auction in support of the Rockwood Nursery School, Rockmosa Hall, 74 Christie St. Tickets $5 at door. Doors open 6pm, event begins 7pm. Bring your quarters and have fun.

Gale Presbyterian Church presents The Larry Mercey Trio and guest, 7pm at the church. Advance tickets only, $25/adult, $15/16 and under. Proceeds to Community Mission and Relief Missions.


Groves Foundation Promo







St. Teresa of Avila Christmas fundraising dinner, 6pm, 19 Flamingo Dr., Elmira. Adults $16, kids 6 to 12 $8, 5 and under free. Call 519-669-3387 for tickets. Takeout pick-up 5:30pm.


10th annual Christmas rocks house tour, 10am to 5pm. $20 ticket includes glass of wine and cheese at club. 7 stops. Tickets at Harriston Curling Club day of or Sheila 519-338-3433.

Christmas in the village church bazaar, St John’s Anglican Church, 112 Guelph St., Rockwood, 9am to 2pm. Silent auction, bake table, Christmas greenery, jewellery and more.

Jam session, Fergus Legion Branch 275 in the clubroom. Enjoy a lively afternoon of country and western music. 2 to 4pm.

Palmerston United Church children's Christmas bazaar, 9:30am to noon. Kids 12 and under, all items $3 or less. A 'helper elf' helps the junior shoppers, wrapping provided.

Barrie Hill United Church turkey dinner and Christmas concert by Potter's Clay. 6pm, $25 each. For tickets call Sandra 226-343-0367 or Shirley 519-822-4997.

Bracelet of Hope presents 6th Annual World AIDS Day Gala, 7pm, Old Quebec Street Mall. Tickets $125 with entertainment, hors d'oeuvres, three course meal and $45 tax receipt. Available online or 226-790-3824. 6:30pm doors open.

Merry Christmas bazaar, 9am to 2pm, Knox Ospringe Church, corner of Hwy #124 and #125. Cards, crafts, poinsettia, garland, knitting, baking, hot lunch and more. Cindy 519-362-1613.

Twin City Harmonizers present Yuletide Favorites at Calvary United Church, St. Jacobs, 2pm with special guests Ripple Effect Quartet. Tickets $15, purchase at the door.

Centre Wellington Singers present Christmas in Centre Wellington, 3pm, Elora United Church. Special guest, actor Colin Fox. Reserve tickets: 519-846-1049 or purchase at door.

St. John CWL Christmas bazaar and tea, 12:30 to 2:30pm at the Parish Centre, Georgina St., Arthur. Tea tables, bake table, draws and more. Draws start at 2pm. All welcome.

The Outdoor Christmas Market, 11am to 4pm, 4970 7th Line, Rockwood. Craft tent for kids, handmade ornaments, wreaths, decor and more. Proceeds to support the CRC Rockwood.

Christmas cookie walk, 10 am until sold out, All Saints Anglican Church, Erin, in the church hall. Stuff as many cookies as you can into $12 or $6 boxes. Come early, we sell out fast.

Jam session, 2 to 5pm at the Fergus Legion. Everyone welcome.

Free public skating, Elora Community Centre, 2 to 3pm. Sponsored by the Fergus-Elora Rotary.

Saturday night dance, 8 to 11pm, The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234, Guelph. Music supplied by Ted Lavoie. By donation.


4th annual Christmas craft show and market place. Over 60 unique vendors all in one place. Show runs from 11am to 3pm at the Elora Community Centre. $2 admission.

Suzuki String School of Guelph presents Peace and Joy a festive concert of music. Youth string students will perform, 3pm at the River Run Centre. Tickets: Adults $15, kids $10, EyeGo $5.

December water blessing, 3 to 4pm, Elora Cataract Trailway, 11 Station Street, Hillsburgh. Dress for the weather. Reflect on our relationship with water and honour those who protect it.


Ennotville Historical Library's annual Christmas potluck dinner, 6:30pm at the library. Everyone welcome.

Euchre, Fergus Legion Br. 275, 7:30pm, new players welcome.


The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234, Guelph presents Senior's day. Registration 1pm, 2pm games start. Turkey dinner served at 5pm, $10. Tickets are limited. 57 Watson Parkway S.

Christmas luncheon buffets, Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre, 12pm, Dec. 5 to 8 and Dec. 12 to 15. Delicious hot buffet and dessert buffet. Ideal for family, friends or work gatherings. $18 p.p. Reservations required 519-824-7898.

Crib, Fergus Legion Branch 275, 7pm, new players welcome.


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

Weekly Bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.


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.

Free monthly massage therapy clinic with local RMT, Candice Thornton at the Belwood Hall. Space is limited. RSVP to 519-993-3068.

Chorus of Praise Male Choir concert with Mattaniah Male Choir, 8pm, Guelph Emmanuel Canadian Reformed Church. Tickets at door. For more info 519-787-0641.


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.

Knox Presbyterian church Palmerston, bake sale, 10am. Lunch and Christmas entertainment, 11:30am. Tickets $15 each (advance only). Marion 513-343-3316 or Helen 519-343-3805.

Arthur Agricultural Society's Christmas roast beef dinner and dance featuring Country Versatiles. Social 6pm, dinner 7pm, dance to follow, Arthur Community Centre. $24/person or $20 with 8 plus. Contact Karen 519-848-2520.

Saturday night dance, 8 to 11pm, The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234, Guelph. Music supplied by Jim Reynolds. By donation.

The Kinette Club of CW 4th annual Christmas headstart craft sale and cookie walk, 10am to 2pm, Melville United Church, Fergus. Get a head start on your Christmas gifts and baking. Purchase a dozen cookies for $10. Proceeds to CW Kinettes.

Free public skating, Fergus Sportsplex, 2:30 to 3:30pm. Sponsored by the Fergus-Elora Rotary.

MON. DEC. 10

Comfort and joy service, 7:30pm, St. David's Presbyterian Church, Campbellville. A celebration and remembrance of those who have experienced challenge and loss.

Christmas concert, 7pm, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Free will offering. 519-821-0610.

MON. DEC. 11

Christmas carol sing-a-long, a festive afternoon led by the centre’s Melody Makers Choir. Enjoy hot cranberry punch and Christmas refreshments. All welcome. 1:30pm, Victoria Park Seniors Centre, Fergus. Donation at door.

Euchre, Fergus Legion Br. 275, 7:30pm, new players welcome.


Royal City Quilters' Guild monthly meeting, 7 to 9pm, Three Willows United Church, Guelph. The Over Tones will be singing. Refreshments available, bring Christmas/winter quilts to share during show and share.

Christmas luncheon buffets, Crieff Hills Retreat and Conference Centre, 12pm, Dec. 12 to 15. Delicious hot buffet and dessert buffet. Ideal for family, friends or work gatherings. $18 p.p. Reservations required 519-824-7898.

Crib, Fergus Legion Branch 275, 7pm, new players welcome.


St John’s Anglican Church parade of lights chilli supper, 5 to 7:30pm. Warm up with chilli, hot dogs and hot chocolate while listening to live music.

Chili and hot dog dinner, 5 to 7pm, Rockmosa Community Centre, Rockwood before Parade of Lights. Chili dinner, $7, Hot dog dinner, $4. Proceeds to Stone United Church, 519 833-2496.

Weekly Bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Branch 275 Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.

SAT. DEC. 16

Saturday night dance, 8 to 11pm, The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234, Guelph. Music supplied by Fred Duncan. By donation.

SUN. DEC. 17

Christmas Cantata - Lead Me Back To Bethlehem by Pepper Choplin, directed by Derek Moore. St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Forest, 2:30pm. Free will offering to food bank.

SUN. DEC. 18

Christmas Cantata - Lead Me Back To Bethlehem by Pepper Choplin, directed by Derek Moore. St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, Arthur, 7:30pm. Free will offering to food bank.


Christmas luncheon, Gale Presbyterian Church, 11:15am, 12:30pm sittings or takeout. Advance tickets only, $15. Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, roll, gravy, hot vegetable, cranberry salad, pie, drink.

SAT. DEC. 23

Saturday night dance, 8 to 11pm, The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234, Guelph. Music supplied by Rob Martine. By donation.

SUN. DEC. 24

Blood donation clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.


Guelph Horticultural Society annual general meeting and election, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk St. W., Guelph. New members welcome. See online for details.

WED. MAR. 28

38th annual fashion gala. Cocktails, 5:30pm. Dinner, 6:30pm. Fashion show to follow, proceeds to Community Living Guelph Wellington. Tickets $50, 519-824-2480 for more information.


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