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Today's date: Wednesday November 22, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 46
   
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Ontario Genealogical Society presents sessions in Guelph

GUELPH - The Wellington County Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society will be offering a few sessions in Guelph over the next few months.

Light show

Light show

Fergus storm chaser Dave Patrick captured these photos of the aurora borealis north of Guelph at Marden between 8:50 to 9pm on Nov. 7.

Encore winners

Encore winners

John and Frances Macvicar of Kenilworth are recent winners of $100,000 Encore from the Nov. 2 Daily Grand draw. Encore can be played in conjunction with most online lottery games for an extra $1.

Celebrate First Night 2018 in Elora

ELORA - As the curtain closes on Canada’s 150th birthday and a glorious year of celebrations, come enjoy an outdoor family friendly party. Plans are in the works to end Canada’s sesquicentennial with a bang.

Eden Mills play

Eden Mills play

Actors Juanita Johnstone (Guelph), Jean Martin (Rockwood), Sytske Drijver (Rockwood) and Alberta Nye (Eden Mills) play teenagers in a scene from Canada’s Seniors: Our Roots, Our Future.

One hundred hats

One hundred hats

When Barb Whaley moved into Caressant Care in Fergus, she wanted to do something to keep her busy. Using donated yarn, she started knitting hats. She created over 100 hats of all sizes before passing away suddenly on Sept. 8 at 85 years old.

Caressant Care residents model for calendar fundraiser

Caressant Care residents model for calendar fundraiser

ARTHUR - Fourteen residents of Arthur Caressant Care modeled for a calendar project to raise money for a new outdoor space.

Highland dancers take on Disney and Halton competition

Highland dancers take on Disney and Halton competition

FERGUS - Dancers from Blue Bonnet Lassies School of Highland Dance competed in two recent competitions, first the International Gathering of Scottish Highland Dance at Walt Disney World in Florida and second the WOHDA (Western Ontario Highland Dancers’ Association) Halton District Competition in Burlington.

Suzuki String School presents Snowflake Concert

GUELPH - On Dec. 3 at 3pm, 180 violin, viola and cello students will perform on the main stage of the River Run Centre in Guelph.

Tribute show

Tribute show

A tribute to John Lennon and Yoko Ono took place at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 11.

Emily Damstra receives Jane Graham award from Guelph Arts Council

GUELPH - Natural science illustrator Emily Damstra was awarded the 2017 Jane Graham Memorial Award from the Guelph Arts Council.

Scott Woods bringing Christmas tour to Fergus

FERGUS - Renowned Canadian Fiddle Champion Scott Woods and his band will present Old Time Christmas! in Fergus on Dec. 6.

Book bargains for Christmas

Book bargains for Christmas

Elora Festival book volunteers, from left, Bob Dawson, Margaret MacGruther, Mary Goulding, Judy Stormes, Leslie McConkey, Meg Walsh and Linda Rankine prepare for the Elora Festival Christmas Book Sale.

Hillside named finalist for Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts

GUELPH - Hillside Festival is one of the finalists for the Ontario 2017 Premier’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts.

Bandstand Revisited coming to Fergus

FERGUS - Calling all fans of American Bandstand. Don’t miss the new live show Bandstand Revisited when it comes to the Fergus Grand Theatre for a one night only performance on Nov. 18 at 8pm.

New performance added by popular demand

CAMBRIDGE - Tickets for Wonderful World of Christmas: Graceland Edition sold out at a record rate.

Hit musical hatches at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse with timely message for the season

WATERLOO REGION - Gather your flock and waddle over to St. Jacobs Country Playhouse this holiday season for a fun-filled family musical that celebrates what makes each of us unique.

Comedy staged

HARRISTON - The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild (GWTG) is staging the romantic comedy, Things My Mother Taught Me.

Wellington residents’ wartime role focus of presentation

DRAYTON - The role Wellington County residents played in war, including the time period before Wellington County was formed, was the focus of a presentation at the November Congregate Dining program here.
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