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Today's date: Sunday October 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 42
   
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Centre Wellington loves culture

CENTRE WELLINGTON - Recently, Centre Wellington joined communities across Canada to celebrate Culture Days, a national movement created to recognize the enormous contribution of Culture to healthy vibrant communities.

Guelph Symphony Orchastra hosts opening gala

GUELPH - The Guelph Symphony Orchestra (GSO) season opening gala, Portrait Of An Artist, will take place on Oct. 21 at 7:30pm at the River Run Centre.

Gunner and Smith making local stops on tour

SASKATOON - Gunner and Smith has released Their sophomore full-length album, Byzantium.

Star Wars’ Roger Christian coming to Guelph

GUELPH - Attention all film-buffs, celebrate “Star Wars Reads” month at the Guelph Public Library this October. The library is hosting Oscar-winning production designer and director Roger Christian at the Main Library on Oct. 21 from 2:30 to 4pm for ages 13 years to adult.

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Pumpkin patch performance - Bruce Welton of Belwood has decorated his deck in Maple Leaf Acres for Halloween this year in a fun, musical way. Welton stared in 2013 with The Beatles and transitioned to KISS last year.

Crafts  on  display

Crafts on display

A craft sale and market was held at the Elora Community Centre on Oct. 14. A portion of the proceeds went to the Ontario Lyme Disease Association.

Indoor market

Indoor market

The Elora Farmers Market moved indoors to the Paddock Building at the Grand River Raceway on Oct. 14 to provide a more sheltered showcase for local fruits and vegetable vendors.

Eden Mills seniors’ group celebrates Canada 150

Eden Mills seniors’ group celebrates Canada 150

EDEN MILLS - Canada’s seniors are the link between the country’s past and future, and their insights are an important part of Canada’s 150 commemorations.

Clifford couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Clifford couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

CLIFFORD - Family and friends gathered at the Salford United Church on Oct. 12, 1957 for the marriage between Marion (Lynne) Manicom and Larry Nancekivell.

Grand Magician

Grand Magician

It’s not very often that a magician and illusionist comes to the Fergus Grand Theatre, let alone one from the local area. Ryan Joyce came to Fergus on Oct. 14 for show to aid the Fergus Lions Club in its quest to donate $40,000 towards the new Groves hospital.

Celebrate Christmas with the King

Celebrate Christmas with the King

DRAYTON - Celebrate the holidays with a concert guaranteed to have the audience dancing in their “Blue Suede Shoes.”

Giant Book Sale is scheduled for Oct. 20 to 22 in Guelph

GUELPH - The Friends of the Guelph Public Library (FGPL) will be holding its 11th annual giant book sale from Oct. 20 to 22.

Wordsmiths head to Elora

ELORA - riters, readers, storytellers and poets will gather at the Elora Centre for the Arts on Oct. 26 for an evening dedicated to the power of words.

Raising funds for hurricane relief through ‘Amazing Race’

Raising funds for hurricane relief through ‘Amazing Race’

PALMERSTON - Norwell District Secondary School students embarked on a race through the community for the second annual ‘Amazing Race’ on Oct. 12.

Halloween fun at museum

Halloween fun at museum

Halloween came early for about 75 children and parents at the Wellington County Museum on Oct. 15. Children participated in crafts, scarecrow making and more.

‘Take Me Back to Texas’ at Century Church Theatre

HILLSBURGH - The Muir Family Band will return to Century Church Theatre in Hillsburgh on Oct. 28.

Rock of Ages brings big hair, great tunes to Dunfield stage

Rock of Ages brings big hair, great tunes to Dunfield stage

CAMBRIDGE - Drayton Entertainment’s musical production of Rock of Ages delivers on everything this long-running Broadway hit has to offer: big hair, great music and several entertaining, if somewhat hackneyed, plot lines.

Elora Women’s Film Society presents works of local filmmaker

ELORA - The Elora Women’s Film Society will present two works of local filmmaker Alberta Nye on Oct. 29.

Handmade Market returns Oct. 29

ELORA - The Elora Handmade Market is returning for a second fall show on Oct. 29.

Health Care Heroes radiothon for local hospitals airs Oct. 21

WINGHAM - The 16th annual CKNX Healthcare Heroes Radiothon returns to the airwaves of CKNX AM920 and cknx.ca on Oct. 21 to raise funds for eight local hospital foundations.

Newcomer picnic held in Drayton

Newcomer picnic held in Drayton

DRAYTON - LEFT: County of Wellington Settlement Services held a Newcomer Welcome Picnic in Drayton on Oct. 5. From left: settlement team worker Ekram Almomani, settlement team Fergus program manager Colleen Brunelle and caterer Nanci Aburaneh with desserts served to picnic attendees. RIGHT: Mohammad Al Hawari and Amal Ayyash, guest speakers at an Oct. 5 Newcomer Welcome Picnic in Drayton, spoke about their journey from Syria to Canada as immigrants. The couple expressed thanks to everyone who has supported them.

Community Christian School plans Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Auction

DRAYTON - Community Christian School is preparing for the annual “Winter Wonderland“ Bazaar and Auction.
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