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Celebrate Canada's 150

Celebrate Canada's 150 
WELLINGTON CTY. - From the moment the calendar turned to 2017, Wellington Advertiser staff started thinking about a special project to commemorate the 150th anniversary of our great nation.

Local singers part of children’s chorus for Drayton musical

Local singers part of children’s chorus for Drayton musical

DRAYTON - A dream will come true for 34 young performers, four from Wellington County, who have been selected as members of the children’s chorus for Drayton Entertainment’s production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, which launched the 2017 season at the Drayton Festival Theatre this week.

Victorian Tea

Victorian Tea

Dorothy Reid, Bev Fettes and Pauline Brown were greeting guests when the Mount Forest Museum and Archives held its annual Victorian Tea on May 17.

Firefighter breakfast, garden festival is June 3

Firefighter breakfast, garden festival is June 3

HARRISTON - The area’s largest garden festival will be held here on June 3.

Plant and bake sale in Clifford

Plant and bake sale in Clifford

CLIFFORD - President Vic Palmer and members of the Clifford and District Horticultural Society hosted the annual plant and bake sale on May 12 at the John Hobelman Memorial Rotary Park Pavilion in Clifford.

Painted pots at the library

Painted pots at the library

Arthur and Area Youth Horticultural group members Abbey Bell, Brooke Hutchison and Haley Hoff painted clay pots at the Arthur Library.]

Minto Juried Art Exhibition attracts record number of entries

Minto Juried Art Exhibition attracts record number of entries

HARRISTON - The Minto Arts Council announced the winners of its third Juried Art Exhibition at an awards ceremony on May 17.

Kinsmen set for Smoke N’ Sounds

DRAYTON - The Drayton Kinsmen are gearing up for their annual summer fundraiser.

Sherlock Holmes comes to Century Church Theatre

HILLSBURGH - Ken Ludwig’s new comedy, The Game’s Afoot, or Holmes for the Holidays will be opening at Century Church Theatre in Hillsburgh on May 26.

Elora en Plein Air

Elora en Plein Air

It was a picture perfect morning on May 20 for artists at the Bissell Park Quick Paint event, part of Elora en Plein Air, a weekend-long outdoor arts festival. Jeanette Obbink of Paris, Ontario is planning a similar event in Brant County.

Artisitic perspective

Artisitic perspective

Julie Panesse of London, Ontario gives artistic flair to the Elora Farmers’ Market at Elora en Plein Air on May 20 during the Bissell Park Quick Paint event.

West Coast vistory

West Coast vistory

Robin Knox of Prince Rupert, BC (formerly of Orangeville) made time for this year’s Elora en Plein Air on May 20 at Bissell Park. Photo by Mike Robinson

Youth extravaganza returns

ELORA - The 10th birthday of Planet Youth Extravaganza and the Tutu in You will be celebrated at the Elora Centre for the Arts (ECFTA) on May 28.

Kinsmen seek to make obstacles for truck challenge permanent

Kinsmen seek to make obstacles for truck challenge permanent

MINTO - Harriston Kinsmen are seeking permission to make part of the course for their Minto Tuff Truck Challenge a permanent addition to the Harriston-Minto Community Centre grounds.

Five Canadian authors showcased at this year’s Elora Writers’ Festival

ELORA - Five top Canadian authors are coming to Elora to talk about their books and writing in this year’s Elora Writers’ Festival.

Guelph Little Theatre shows The Drowsy Chaperone

GUELPH - In the Drowsy Chaperone a neurotic recluse attempts to coax himself out of his blue mood by listening to his favourite record, the cast recording of The Drowsy Chaperone.

Outdoor recital

Outdoor recital

Performance Studio held a backyard recital on May 17 at Karen Aitken’s home. About 50 of her students performed for family and friends as the season comes to a close. The evening celebrated Canada’s 150 birthday and six graduates from the Canadian program of Music for Young Children.

Art from Mapleton

Art from Mapleton

Artist Donna Hirtle of Moorefield had her water colour painting “Precarious” selected for exhibit in the Minto Arts Council’s third Juried Art Exhibition. The show runs until June 2 at the Minto Arts Gallery in the Harriston Library.

Drayton United Church to celebrate 125 years in June

DRAYTON - Drayton United Church has a long history of faithful service in the Mapleton community. The church’s roots date back to May 5, 1925 when the union of the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches resulted in the formation of the United Church of Canada.

Kinsmen set for third Smoke N’ Sounds Festival

DRAYTON - The Drayton Kinsmen are gearing up for their annual summer fundraiser. Now in its third year, the Smoke N’ Sounds Festival will feature a barbecue competition along with live bands, a truck show and a pub night.

Bird watchers tour township

Bird watchers tour township

After attending a birding workshop at the Drayton library on April 19, participants decided to put their newfound birding skills to use outdoors. Members of the group from Mapleton Township, under the guidance of workshop leader Susan Warren, took a bird tour of local properties on May 17, identifying and photographing birds common to the area. The group plans to conduct another bird tour in the fall.
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