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If you or someone in your family has a problem with gambling help is available. Gamblers Anonymous can provide help and hope. Call our 24 hour help line: 1-855-222-5542.

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, Thursdays, 8pm, Mt. Forest United Church (rear entrance). 175 Queen St. E. We can help.

Mount Forest Al-Anon Group for families and friends of alcoholics, Wednesdays, 10am at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, side door.

PTSD Peer Support Group in Guelph for corrections workers, emergency dispatchers, first responders, military and veterans. For info see our Project Trauma Support website.

Free exercise and falls prevention classes (55+) every Monday and Thursday, 9:15 to 11:30am, Ebenezer United Church, Campbellville.

Living with Loss, peer-led support group for adults (18+) grieving the death of a loved one. First Wednesday of every month, 7 to 9pm, Birmingham Retirement Community, Mount Forest. Free to attend. 519-603-0196 for more information.

Spiritual youth, family and marriage counseling every Tuesday, 10am to 3pm, Knox Presbyterian Church Palmerston. Scheduled appointments necessary. Nick Pavel, 519-343- 3201.

Al-Anon Courage to Grow, for family and friends of alcoholics, St. James Anglican Church, Fergus. Upstairs meeting room, every Thursday evening 7:30pm.

THURS. APRIL 18

Fergus Legion weekly bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.

Euchre, Victoria Senior Centre, 7:30pm, every Thursday.

Dublin Street United Church Easter Services, Maundy Thursday, 7pm. 519-821-0610 ext. 221.

ATV safety information night, 7:30pm, Palmerston Fire Hall. All ages welcome. Refreshments.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur, Maundy Thursday service, 6:30pm.

FRI. APRIL 19

Euchre night, St. John's United in Belwood, 7:30pm.

Youth drop-in night, 7 to 9pm, Ebenezer United Church, Campbellville. Grade 7 and up are welcome for an evening of food, fun and games. 905-854-2423.

Ebenezer United Church, Campbellville, Good Friday service, 10am with communion service.

Arthur Legion fish night, 5 to 7pm, 2 piece dinner $12. Takeout available.

Annual spring banquet and annual general meeting, Alma Community Centre, 7pm, $15. 519-848-2709, 519-504-1987.

Georgian Bay fish fry, Elora Community Centre, 4:30 to 7pm, $20 adults, $10 kids under 12. Tickets 226-384-1850, 519-846-0122.

Annual Good Friday Cantata, Grace Anglican Church Arthur, 7:30pm. Directed by Derek Moore, performed by combined area singers. Free will offering.

Dublin Street United Church Easter Services, Good Friday, 10:30am. 519-821-0610 ext. 221.

Let the blues open the door to your soul this Good Friday with the music of Stan Chang and Erick Bruck. St. James Church, Fergus, 10:30am.

Good Friday fish and chips park fundraiser, 12 to 7pm, Maryhill Heritage Community Centre. Eat-in or takeout, no reservations. 1 piece $14, 2 piece $16, 12 and under $8 dining room only. Cash only. 519-648-2939.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur, Good Friday service, 10am.

SAT. APRIL 20

Guelph Legion entertainment, Best and Friends will be playing, 2 to 5pm for your dancing pleasure. Donation at door. Dance to follow, 8 to 11pm, JR will be your Disc-jockey. All members and one guest admitted no charge, non-members $10.

Red Chevron Club entertainment, Debbie and Pete, 2 to 6pm, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph.

Elora Co-op Preschool Easter egg hunt, Bissell Park, Elora, 9am, egg hunt 10am. Easter Bunny, dog show and more. Wristbands $5 kids 18mos to 11.

Arthur Masonic family Easter breakfast, 8 to 10am, Arthur Curling Club. Adults $10, children 12 and under $5. Tickets available at the door or call 519-994-2943.

A Taizé Eucharist service, St. James Church, Fergus, 8:30pm, Holy Saturday - the first fire of Easter. Everyone is welcome.

Jamming at the Drayton Legion, 2pm. Free afternoon of music.

Meet and greet day at Cats Anonymous Rescue and Adoption, 1 to 4pm, volunteers will be showing off our cat shelter, so that people can visit without an appointment.

SUN. APRIL 21

Ebenezer United Church, Campbellville, Easter Sunday service, 10am.

Annual Easter brunch, St. John's Community Church, Orton. Service at 9:30am with brunch to follow. Good will offering accepted.

Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist sunrise service, 7am. There will be no 11am service, St. Paul's Anglican Church, Mount Forest.

Easter Holy Eucharist service, 9am, Grace Anglican Church Arthur.

Dublin Street United Church, Resurrection Sunday Communion worship service, 10:30am. 519-821-0610 ext. 221.

Easter morning breakfast, hot cross buns, ham, eggs, etc Palmerston United Church, 8:30 to 10am. $5 per person or feed the family for $12. After breakfast we're heading to Moorefield United for a multi-church joyful celebration of Easter.

Easter day service, 10:30am, St. James Church, Fergus. Join us celebrating Easter. All are welcome.

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Arthur, Easter Sunday Communion, 11am.

MON. APRIL 22

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

Sing with the Over Tones women's chorus singing four part acappella music, every Monday, Ignatius Centre, Guelph.

TUES. APRIL 23

Guelph Horticultural Society general meeting and mini flower show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Guest Speaker: Judy Zinni "The Pure Pleasure of African Violets."

Cribbage, Fergus Legion, 7pm, new players welcome.

Seniors soup and sandwich lunch, noon sharp, Ebenezer United Church, Campbellville. Homemade soup, sandwiches, cards and games. Free will offering. For more info 905-854-2423.

The Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph annual open house, 1 to 5pm, Kortright Presbyterian Church, Guelph. Demonstrations of embroidery techniques and a tea room. Free admission, all welcome.

Spark of Brilliance DIY ice cream and rosette making workshop, Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fergus, 1:30 to 3pm. Eat your creations, all are welcome.

Join Patty Whan, Conservator and Karen Wagner, Archivist at the Wellington County Museum and Archives to learn how to preserve documents and photographs. 7pm.

WED. APRIL 24

Fergus Legion new member orientation, 7:30pm at the legion.

Monthly meeting of the Elora and Salem Horticultural Society, Elora Public Library, 7:30pm. Janna Todds and Willa Wicks, will present “Herbs.” Everyone welcome, light refreshments provided.

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

Food For Thought Mimosa Church Spring 2019 series, Wonders of Historic Cities, dinner 6:30pm, lectures 7:30 to 8:45pm. Free will offering, 519-855-4201. "The Medieval City - A Feast for the Senses."

The Grand Valley Garden club meeting, Trinity United Church, 7:30pm. Guest Speaker is Shirley Koch who will talk about "Peonies in your Garden." Varieties of peonies will be available for sale. All Welcome.

Taizé Service, 7pm, St. James Anglican Church, Fergus. Take time out and join us for an ecumenical Taizé service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. The theme this month is "Gratitude."

Erin Eco-Film Fest: Living The Change - Inspiring Stories for a Sustainable Future. 7pm, Erin Legion, doors open 6:30pm, free.

THURS. APRIL 25

Fergus Legion weekly bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.

Euchre, St. Mary RC Church, Mount Forest in the Murray Farwell Family Centre, 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm, $3, includes light lunch and prizes.

Dining out program, 12 to 2pm, $6 lunch, Arthur United Church. Topic: “Getting the most out of your Health Care appointment." Join Kim Barfoot speaking about tips on how to feel comfortable and confident speaking to your doctor and getting answers to your questions. Register at 1- 866-446-4546.

Listowel Trinity United Church rummage sale, 230 Barber Ave. North, April 25, 4 to 8pm, April 26, 12 to 3pm and 5:30 to 7:30pm. Treasures await.

Palmerston United Church takeout dinner, roast pork with all the fixings. Adults $15, 12 and under $7, preschoolers free. Takeout times 4:30 to 6:30pm. Advance sales only 519-343-2783.

An Evening With Jim Henderson provided by the Harriston Historical Society, 7:30pm, library community room. Henderson will describe his tours to Vimy Ridge and other War memorials. Free event, refreshments available.

FRI. APRIL 26

April Showers Contra meets Balfolk, 8 to 10:30pm, St. James Anglican Hall, Fergus. Adults $15, students $12, youth free with adult. No experience required. Individuals welcome.

Ladies coffee hour, 9:30 to 11:30am, St. John's Anglican Church, Rockwood. Last Friday of the month, 519 856-9211.

Belwood and District Lions Club art show and sale, Belwood Hall, 3 to 9pm. Local and district artists, money to local organizations and community events.

Red Chevron Club entertainment, Willie and Friends, 9pm to 1am, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph.

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

All Saints community dinner, 6 to 7pm, sponsored this month by the Erin Optimists. Pulled pork on a bun, coleslaw, potato salad, cookies and ice cream. All Saints Church, Erin.

Elora Rocks lawn bowling dance fundraiser, 7:30pm to 1am, Elora Legion, $15, 519-824-0454.

Alma Beef barbecue in support of Empowerment day, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre. Next barbecue coming in May.

Connect for games, board games night, free admission, 6 to 8pm, Fergus sportsplex, Boardroom B.

SAT. APRIL 27

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Mount Forest Agriculture Society's home craft health and leisure show, Mount Forest Sports Complex, 9am to 4pm.

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Bill Beattie playing.

Red Chevron Club entertainment, Old Tyme County matinee, 2 to 6pm, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph.

Arthur Legion karaoke, 8:30pm.

Belwood and District Lions Club art show and sale, Belwood Hall, 1 to 6pm. Local and district artists, money to local organizations and community events.

Fergus Legion Ladies' Auxiliary spring craft show and bazaar, 9am to 2pm. Vendors, lunch bar, peameal bacon on a bun with fries and coleslaw, $8.

Maryhill Knights of Columbus Vegas night, 7pm doors open, Bridgeport Rod & Gun, Breslau. Free admission. Food available, prizes and more. Proceeds to charity.

Fish fry dinner, 4 to 6:30pm, St. David's Presbyterian Church, Campbellville. Adults $20, 10 and under $10, under four free. 905-854-9800 or 905-878-5179. Elevator. Rain or shine (indoors).

Erin Air Cadets bake, craft, vendor show, 10am to 3pm, Erin Legion.

Semi annual roast beef dinner, Knox Ospringe Church, 5pm, three sittings for tickets, call: Joan 519-856-9102. Adults $17, kids $8, takeout available pre-ordered only.

SUN. APRIL 28

Mount Forest Agriculture Society's home craft health and leisure show, Mount Forest Sports Complex, 9:30am to 3pm.

Drayton Legion barbecue chicken dinner, 5:30 to 6:30pm, $15 adults, 12 and under free. Takeout available.

Ham supper, 4:30 to 6:30pm, St. Paul's United Church, Metz. Adults $14, 5 to 12 years $6, under 5 free, tickets at door.

CW Rotary presents 14th annual grand taste of the culinary arts, fundraiser to benefit Groves Hospital Foundation. 12 to 3pm, $40 in advance, $45 at the door.

Country music concert in Conn with Randy Satchell, 1:30pm, Knox Presbyterian Church. Tickets $20 at the door. 519-323-4034.

MON. APRIL 29

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

TUES. APRIL 30

Cribbage, Fergus Legion, 7pm, new players welcome.

WED. MAY 1

Spring luncheon, St. John's United Church, Belwood, 11:30am to 1pm, $12, takeout available from Joan Kirk 519-843-3698.

Food For Thought Mimosa Church Spring 2019 series, Wonders of Historic Cities, dinner 6:30pm, lectures 7:30 to 8:45pm. Free will offering, 519-855-4201. "Medina - The Silent city"

THURS. MAY 2

Theatre Orangeville presents Where You Are, May 2 to 19, 519-942-3423 for more information or see online.

Fergus Legion weekly bingo, 7pm, hosted by the Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary. All welcome.

FRI. MAY 3

Red Chevron Club entertainment, karaoke with John Mcglone, 8pm to 12am, 34 Elizabeth St., Guelph.

Elora Festival and Singers volunteers invite you to the 2019 annual giant book sale, Elora Curling Club, 5 to 9pm, $5 admission includes a voucher redeemable in books Sunday.

SAT. MAY 4

Knights of Columbus Council 8192 spaghetti dinner, St. Teresa of Avila Parish Hall, Elmira. Continous seating 6:30 to 8:30pm. Takeout at 6pm, $12 adults, $6 12 and under.

Elora Festival and Singers 2019 annual giant book sale, Elora Curling Club, 9:30am to 5pm, free admission.

SUN. MAY 5

Julia's 9th annual tea party and bake sale, 2 to 4pm, Puslinch Community Centre. All proceeds to the Children's Tumor Foundation. Admission is free, donations appreciated.

Elora Festival and Singers 2019 annual giant book sale, Elora Curling Club, 9:30am to 4pm, free admission.

WED. MAY 8

Euchre, Rockmosa Community Centre, 7pm, $5 admission, prizes and lunch to follow. Proceeds to support Juvenile Diabetes. Sponsored by Rockwood and District Lioness Club.

Food For Thought Mimosa Church Spring 2019 series, Wonders of Historic Cities, dinner 6:30pm, lectures 7:30 to 8:45pm. Free will offering, 519-855-4201. "Palermo - A Mosaic of Cultures"

THURS. MAY 9

Arthur Agricultural Society meeting, 7:30pm, Arthur Community Centre, lower hall. All welcome.

Elora Rocks lawn bowling club open house, 1 to 3pm and 6 to 8pm. 519-846-2492 or 519-843-4319.

FRI. MAY 10

Elora Rocks lawn bowling club open house, 1 to 3pm and 6 to 8pm. 519-846-2492 or 519-843-4319.

Lawn and basement sale, May 10, 8am to 6pm, May 11, 8am to 1pm, Harriston United Church. Rain or shine. Lunch booth.

SAT. MAY 11

Alma Community country dance, 8pm to 12am, Alma Community Centre, $12.50, dance to Marion's Country Band.

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society annual plant sale, 8 to 11am, The Elora Centre for the Arts. Great variety of local grown plants and compost available.

Elora Rocks lawn bowling club open house, 10am to 2pm and 6 to 8pm. 519-846-2492 or 519-843-4319.

TUES. MAY 14

Royal City Quilters' Guild monthly meeting, 7 to 9pm, 577 Willow Road. Bill Stearman tells his stories with quilts.

WED. MAY 15

Arthur Legion general meeting, 7pm. Elections will be held.

Food For Thought Mimosa Church Spring 2019 series, Wonders of Historic Cities, dinner 6:30pm, lectures 7:30 to 8:45pm. Free will offering, 519-855-4201. "Avignon - The Babylonian Captivity"

FRI. MAY 17

Euchre night, St. John's United in Belwood, 7:30pm.

SAT. MAY 18

Guelph Legion entertainment, Best and Friends will be playing, 2 to 5pm for your dancing pleasure. Donation at door.

Groves Foundation Promo

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Hillsburgh Garden Club annual plant sale, 8:30am to 1pm, great selection of annuals, perennials, hanging baskets, St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Hillsburgh.

TUES. MAY 21

Tuesday luncheon, Gale Presbyterian Church, 11:30am to 12:30pm. Russian chicken with noodles, hot vegetable, bread, salad, rhubarb dessert with ice cream, beverage, $12.

WED. MAY 22

Taizé Service, St. James Anglican Church, 7pm, ecumenical service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. This month our theme is 'Free to Grow.'

FRI. MAY 24

Contra Summer Wonders, 8 to 10:30pm, St. James Anglican Hall, Fergus. Adults $15, students $12, youth free with adult. No experience required. Individuals welcome.

SAT. MAY 25

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Country Versatiles playing.

SUN. MAY 26

Paws in the Garden 2019, fundraiser for Cats Anonymous Rescue and Adoption. Advance tickets only, $35/person. Italian Canadian Club, Guelph. Hot buffet lunch, games and raffles, silent and live auction. For tickets contact 519-855-6850.

TUES. MAY 28

Guelph Horticultural Society general meeting and mini flower show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Guest Speaker: Martin Ford "Pocket Woodland Gardens and Pocket Landscapes." New members are welcome.

FRI. MAY 31

Ladies coffee hour, 9:30 to 11:30am, St. John's Anglican Church, Rockwood. Last Friday of the month, 519 856-9211.

Alma Optimist beef barbecue, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre.

THURS. JUNE 13

Arthur Agricultural Society meeting, 7:30pm, Arthur Community Centre, lower hall. All welcome.

FRI. JUNE 14

Euchre night, St. John's United in Belwood, 7:30pm.

TUES. JUNE 18

Tuesday luncheon, Gale Presbyterian Church, 11:30am to 12:30pm. Cold ham, salads, bread, strawberry dessert, beverage, $12.

SAT. JUNE 22

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Bill Beattie playing.

SUN. JUNE 23

5k/10k run in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Guelph. 9am at Guelph Lake Conservation Area. Register online.

WED. JUNE 26

Taizé Service, St. James Anglican Church, 7pm, ecumenical service of song, prayer and meditation held in the beauty of candlelight. This month our theme is 'Creativity.'

FRI. JUNE 28

Ladies coffee hour, 9:30 to 11:30am, St. John's Anglican Church, Rockwood. Last Friday of the month, 519 856-9211.

SAT. JUNE 29

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Meeting to discuss a 50th class reunion for Arthur High School 1969 graduates. Lake Belwood, 519-747-9348 for more info.

THURS. JULY 11

Arthur Agricultural Society meeting, 7:30pm, Arthur Community Centre, lower hall. All welcome.

FRI. JULY 26

Alma Optimist beef barbecue, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre.

SAT. JULY 27

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Country Versatiles playing.

THURS. AUG. 8

Arthur Agricultural Society meeting, 7:30pm, Arthur Community Centre, lower hall. All welcome.

SAT. AUG. 31

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Best and Friends playing.

SAT. SEPT. 14

Alma Community country dance, 8pm to 12am, Alma Community Centre, $12.50, dance to Country Ways.

TUES. SEPT. 24

Guelph Horticultural Society general meeting and mini flower show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Guest Speaker: Marion Jarvie "Late Summer and Fall Beauty."

WED. SEPT. 25

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30pm, Dr. Larry Peterson, professor emeritus, University of Guelph, will present “The Fascinating Biology of Orchids.” Everyone welcome, light refreshments provided.

FRI. SEPT. 27

Alma Optimist beef barbecue, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre.

SAT. SEPT. 28

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Sunrise playing.

SAT. OCT. 12

Alma Community country dance, 8pm to 12am, Alma Community Centre, $12.50, dance to Country Versatiles.

SAT. OCT. 19

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Bill Beattie playing.

TUES. OCT. 22

Guelph Horticultural Society general meeting and mini flower show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Guest Speaker: Paul Zammit "Planning and Planting for All Seasons."

WED. OCT. 23

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30pm, Conrad Wheildon, Erin’s Pumpkin Guy and member of Giant Vegetable Growers of Ontario and Guelph Wellington Master Gardeners, will speak to our group about growing GIANT vegetables. Everyone is welcome; light refreshments will be provided.

SAT. OCT. 26

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

SAT. NOV. 9

Alma Community country dance, 8pm to 12am, Alma Community Centre, $12.50, dance to Bill Beattie.

TUES. NOV. 26

Guelph Horticultural Society annual holiday penny table, 7pm, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. Guest Speaker: Michelle Goff "Outdoor Decorating for the Winter Season."

WED. NOV. 27

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society, 7:30 pm, retired Master Gardener Julia Kron will present “I’ll Take Mine on the Rocks”. Everyone is welcome; light refreshments will be provided.

FRI. NOV. 29

Alma Optimist beef barbecue, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre.

SAT. NOV. 30

Marsville Lions community breakfast, last Saturday of every month. Marsville Community Centre. $5/plate. 7:30 to 10am.

Elora legion dance, 7:30pm doors open, $12, Sunrise playing.

SAT. DEC. 31

Elora legion dance, 6pm doors open, $50, Best and Friends playing.

 

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