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FRI. MAR. 24

Chili Dinner Cook Off. Sittings 5-6pm, 6-7pm. Tickets $13, children under 12, free. Call 519-836-6777 for tickets. Followed by Hootenanny/Open Mic. Sign up for your time in the spotlight or just enjoy. Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Rd. 519-821-7623.

Knights of Columbus Council 8192 are sponsoring a Fish Fry at St. Teresa of Avila Church Hall, Elmira. 5 and 6:30pm sittings. $15/Adult and takeout, $8/Child 12 and under. Advanced tickets available until Mar. 22 - 519-669-3387. Proceeds to charities.

Fergus contra dance. Music by Scatter The Cats. No partner or experience needed. Dances taught. 7:30pm. St. James Church, 171 Queen St. E. $12 (students $8.). Info: 519-843-9971.

10th Annual Active Living and Retirement Show, by Victoria Park Seniors Centre. 10am to 2pm at CW Sportsplex, Fergus. Free admission. For info: 519-846-9691 x204.

10:14 Kids Club at Bethel Baptist Church, Fergus, for kids ages 5-12, 6 to 7:30pm. Games, crafts, stories. 519-843-2890 for more details. Every Friday until May 12.

SAT. MAR. 25

Johnny Cash Tribute Concert at Fergus Grand Theatre, 7:30pm. For tickets, see the Centre Wellington website. $29.

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.

Curl For A Cause Bonspiel at Fergus Curling Club.Anyone can participate in the "Online Auction": www.curlforacause.ca. Items will increase closer to event.

Arthur Legion: Karaoke, 8:30pm.

Paul Johnston Memorial Olympics at 10am, Elora Legion Clubroom. $40/team (incl. dinner). Darts, shuffleboard, pool and washer toss. Sign up sheets in the Clubroom. All welcome.

Sunrise Therapeutic Riding and Learning Centre. Fun, safe intro to horses for kids aged 4 to 7 of all abilities. Set of five 2-hour visits (AM or PM): Mar. 25, Apr. 1, 8, 22 and 30. 519-837-0558 x23 or online for info.

SUN. MAR. 26

Elora Spring Craft Show and Marketplace. 50+ wonderful vendors. Jewelry, woodworking, clothing etc. 11am to 3pm at the Elora Community Centre 21 David St W, Elora. $2 Admission.

Arthur Legion - Jam Session, 2 to 5pm.

Genesis Matters Fellowship free potluck lunch. Discuss videos exploring the question: How did life originate? 12:30pm at The Studio, 275 Gordon St. Fergus. See website for info.

 

TUES. MAR. 28

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Potluck Dinner. Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. 6:30 to 9:30pm. Speaker: Denise Huck from Colour Paradise Greenhouses, 'New Plants for 2017'. More info online.

Community Seniors Soup And Sandwich Lunch. Noon. Ebenezer United, 12274 Guelph Line. Soup and sandwich lunch followed by cards and games. Free will offering. 519-763-7707.

Lenten Lunches at Knox Elora Presbyterian Church, 12 noon to 1pm on Mar. 28, Apr. 4, 11. $10. Call 519-846-0680 to reserve.

Clifford and District Horticultural Society Meeting, 7:30pm, Clifford Community Hall. Speaker: Dr. John Reaume: "Photographing Our Native Wildflowers". Everyone welcome.

Harriston Community Foodgrains Bank Dinner at Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston at 6:30pm. Guest Speaker: John Nater. Tickets $15, from Church office 338-2624.

Arthur and Area Historical Society meeting. Pat Salter, "Memories of Heritage Day Celebrations with the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nations" 7:30pm. David M. Kozinets Centre, Arthur. All welcome.

WED. MAR. 29

Grand Valley Horticultural Society meeting 7:30pm at Trinity United Church, Grand Valley. Speaker: Sharon Leggett "Nifty Shades of Shrubs." Visitors welcome. 519-928-5933.

Genesis Matters Fellowship free potluck dinner. Calvin Smith from Creation.com answers questions on book of Genesis. 6pm at Belfountain Church, 17258 Old Main St. See website for info.

THURS. MAR. 30

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

FRI. MAR. 31

Alma Optimist Beef Barbeque, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre. $14. $5/kid. Preschool free.

Erin United Church Ham Dinner, 3 sittings 5, 6, and 7pm. $15/adult, youth 12 and under eat free for dine in. Takeout: $8/Youth 12 and under, $15/adult. Pre-order dine in only. 519-833-9808.

Cancer Patient Services Annual Pansy Luncheon! 12 noon to 1:30pm, at T.D. Smith Hall, St. Mary's Church, Mount Forest. Soup and sandwiches, $10. All welcome!

SAT. APR. 1

Ladies High Tea, 1pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fergus. “I Call you Blessed”: Treasuring the women in our lives. $15. Deadline to register: Mar. 27. Call 519-843-3565.

Wellington County 4H Beef Dinner and Silent/Live Auctions. Alma Community Centre. Dinner served 5:30 to 7:30pm. $15. 8 and under $7. 4 and under free. 519-787-0219.

United Way Family Pancake Breakfast with Fire Chief John Osborne 9 to 10:30am, Holiday Inn, 601 Scottsdale Dr. Guelph. $10/Adult, $7/Child Under 10. Tickets online or Evergreen Seniors Ctr, 683 Woolwich St. Guelph by Mar. 28.

Community Men's Breakfast, 8 to 9am. Ebenezer United 12274 Guelph Line just north of Brookville. Meet other men in our community. Info: 519-853-4399 or online.

Trinity United Church, Grand Valley. Spring Fling Pancake Day with pancakes, sausages, fresh maple syrup and refreshments. 8:30am to 1pm. Bake sale, fish pond, maple products for sale. $7/Adult, $3/Child under 12, 3 and under free.

Guelph Eramosa Refugee Sponsorship Project - Electronics Recycling Day, 9am to 5pm at Barrie Hill United Church, Rockwood. Items collected: TV, DVD, VCR, computers and cables,cCell and telephone, printers, batteries. Call 519-822-2411 if pickup required.

Jam Session at the Fergus Legion Branch 275, clubroom. 2:30 to 5pm. Good old-fashioned country music and a little folk with occasional old rock 'n roll.

Dueling Pianos at Fergus Sportsplex, 7:30pm. Benefiting John Black P.S Playground Fundraiser. Tickets at Fraberts, Goofie Newfie, Brodericks, Jesters or Belwood Store.

Guelph Chamber Choir: Bach, "St. John Passion." Dramatic setting of the Passion story. 7:30pm, River Run Centre, Guelph. Pre-concert "PodiumTalk" with John Buttars at 6:30pm. 519-763-3000 for tickets or online.

Pancake Day, Palmerston Legion, 9am to 1pm. $8/Adult, $5/Child (5-12 yrs), preschoolers free. Pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit.

Elora and District Figure Skating Club presents Happy Anniversary. Celebrating 40 years of Ice Shows. 11am. Elora Community Centre Tickets: $10, children 10 and under free.

Awesome Stuff Sale at Trinity United Church, Acton, 9am to 12pm. Lots of new, gently used, previously loved, better than garage sale items. To rent a table ($15), call 519-853-1081.

SUN. APR. 2

Raise The Roof Fundraiser, Elora Legion. Elvis Presley/Roy Orbison Tribute Show, 2pm. Maple Leaf Hall. $22/person Available in advance and at the door. For info: 519-846-9611.

Harriston Legion's Annual Mini Golf and Steak Dinner. Branch #296. 1pm Sharp Start. $20/person, kids 12 and under $14, Steak/Chicken Dinner only $15, Families of 5 or more $15/person. Sign up by Mar. 18. For info: 519-338-2843.

Scott Woods Show "Twin Fiddle Express" St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Arthur. 7pm. Adults $25, Child $10. Proceeds support St. Andrew's Special Projects and Missions.

Robin Aggus presents History of Bagpipes and his collection at the Aboyne Hall at 2pm. Presented by Wellington County Historical Society. All welcome. 519-546-3450.

The Song My Paddle Sings. A night of jazz music by Beyond Category and Brantford Community Symphony Orchestra. 7pm doors open. 10 Cork St. E, Guelph. Supporting Lakeside HOPE House.

MON. APR. 3

Monticello United Church roast beef dinner. 4:30 to 7pm. $15/Adult, $5/Student. Pre-school free. Tickets at the door.

Challenge Euchre, Palmerston Legion Upstairs Hall, 7:30pm. $5/person, must bring your partner. Light lunch provided. All welcome.

TUES. APR. 4

Lenten Lunches at Knox Elora Presbyterian Church, 12 noon to 1pm on Apr. 4, 11. $10. Call 519-846-0680 to reserve.

The Guelph Historical Society: “The Farm Houses of John Thompson Crellin”. Speaker: Karen E. Armstrong. AGM: 7pm.

Lecture at 7:30pm. St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Guelph.

WED. APR. 5

Community Living Guelph Wellington Spring Fashion Show. Cocktails 5:30pm, dinner 6:30pm, fashion show to follow. Italian Canadian Club Guelph. $50/person. Info online or 519-824-2480.

THURS. APR. 6

The Calm and Then...Explorations in Abstraction by Joel Masewich and Leslie Miles. Opening reception April 6, 7 to 9pm. Show runs to May 14. Elora Centre for the Arts.

FRI. APR. 7

Knox-Calvin Presbyterian Church, Harriston Fish Fry. 2 sittings 5 and 7pm. $15/Adult, $10/10 and under. Tickets from Board members or call church 519-338-2624 to leave a message.

SUN. APR. 9

Te Deum Laudamus Choir Concert, 7:30pm at Fergus Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church, 600 Belsyde Rd. Free.

TUES. APR. 11

Lenten Lunches at Knox Elora Presbyterian Church, 12 noon to 1pm. $10. Call 519-846-0680 to reserve.

WED. APR. 12

Soup and Sandwich Luncheon at the Clifford Community Hall 11:30am to 1:30pm. $10/person. Silent auction and bake sale table. Proceeds to Cancer Society and St. John’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Canada. For info: 327-8983.

"The Songs and Story of Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert" under the direction of Andrea LeBlanc. 7pm at Trinity United Church, Guelph. Freewill Offering. 519-824-4800.

THURS. APR. 13

New Horizons meeting at Maryhill Community Centre, 58 St. Charles St. E, Maryhill. $2 admission. 10 to 11:30am. Speaker: Scott Gallagher, Certified Athletic Therapist. "Is Your Body Keeping up with You?"

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

FRI. APR. 14

10am Good Friday and Communion Service at Ebenezer United Church 12274 Guelph Line, just north of Brookville. See online for more info.

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

Elora Fish Fry and Silent Auction, Elora Community Centre. Hosted by Elora United Church. 4:30 to 7pm. $17/adult, $8/ child under 12. 519-846-0122 or 226-384-1850.

SAT. APR. 15

Best Friends Band, 2:30 to 5pm at Royal Legion, 57 Watson Pkwy, Guelph. Free admission. All welcome. 519-822-1565.

SUN. APR. 16

10am: Easter Sunday Service at Ebenezer United Church 12274 Guelph Line, just north of Brookville. See online for info.

WED. APR. 19

General meeting for members of Fergus Legion Br. 275. 7:30pm. Good opportunity to meet other members and place your vote to items raised by the Executive Committee.

THURS. APR. 20

Apr 20-30. I Hate Hamlet: Successful TV actor struggles with taking the role of Hamlet in this comedy! Guelph Little Theatre, 176 Morris St. 519-821-0270. $19.

Arthur and Area Horticultural Society meeting, 7:30pm. 200 Tucker St, Arthur. Topic: 'Pruning' by Master Gardener Julie Kron. All welcome to attend. 519-848-5806.

FRI. APR. 21

7:30pm: Euchre Games at St. John's Church, 28 Queen St., Belwood. Elevator accessible.

SAT. APR. 22

Transition Erin annual “SkillShare”, interactive peer-to-peer led workshops open to all. 10am to 3:30pm. Erin Public School, 185 Daniel St. $5/person, $10/family. Pack a lunch. Refreshments available. See online for more info.

Spring Bling Thing, 9am to 1pm at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fergus. Once loved jewellery and accessories. Tea. Info: 519-843-3565.

TUES. APR. 25

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Mini Show,

Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. 7:30 to 9:30pm. Speaker: Dr. Jeremy McNeil "Are Humans Really Smarter Than Insects".

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Community Seniors Soup And Sandwich Lunch, 12 Noon Ebenezer United 12274 Guelph Line just north of Brookville.Followed by cards and games. All welcome. Free will offering. For info: 519-763-7707 or online.

WED. APR. 26

7:30pm, Elora and Salem Horticultural Society meeting at the Elora Library, Lower Level Room. Joanna Baars from ‘Arthur Greenhouses’ will present on “Vegetable Gardening”. All welcome; light refreshments provided.

Genesis Matters Fellowship free potluck dinner. Video exploring Biblical case against racism. 6pm at Belfountain Church, 17258 Old Main St. See website for info.

THURS. APR. 27

Spring Fashion Show, New to You Store, Fergus. 6pm. $10/Ticket (incl. $5 gift certificate, grab bags, prizes, refreshments). Limited tickets. Guests and models: Mayor Kelly Linton and Steve Street, President and CEO North Wellington Health Care.

FRI. APR. 28

GWSA +55 Denim and Diamonds Dance. Celebrate with DJ Ted Lavoie, 1 to 3:30pm, Evergreen Seniors Community Ctr. Advance tickets $8. Refreshments available.

Apr. 28, 29 - 7pm. Are We There Yet? Faced-paced musical drama about Moses and the Exodus. By Belwood Choir and community kids. St. John's Church, Belwood. Free-will offering.

Alma Optimist Beef Barbeque, 5 to 7pm, Alma Community Centre. Proceeds to Empowerment Day. $14. $5/kid. Preschool free.

 

SAT. APR. 29

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.

Trees and Quackers at Old Rotary Park in Clifford, 11am to 1pm. 11am: kids plant a seedling tree and take one home. Buy a ticket on a yellow duck and cheer it on at noon as it races down the creek. Proceeds for local Rotary projects.

SUN. MAY 7

The Royal Canadian Legion Br. 234 Guelph Ladies Auxiliary Parmesan and Pasta Dinner. $15/person, dessert extra. Lounge opens at 3pm, dinner 5pm. Tickets available at the Lounge Bar.

THURS. MAY 11

New Horizons meeting at Maryhill Community Centre, 58 St. Charles St. E, Maryhill. $2 admission. 10 to 11:30am. Speaker: Bill Schwarz, Kirkwood Wagner Art Gallery and Lawyer. "Art is an Emotion and the Law is the Law"

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

FRI. MAY 12

Centre Wellington District High School proudly presents Relay for Life from 12 to 10pm at the high school. For more info please contact Linda at 519-843-2500 x310.

SAT. MAY. 13

28th Annual Spring Plant Sale - 8 to 11am, rain or shine. Old Salem Schoolhouse Parking Lot, at Cty Rds 7 & 18 across from Esso Station. Diverse variety of plants and bags of compost available. If you have plants to donate, call 519-824-7867.

FRI. MAY. 19

7:30pm: Euchre Games at St. John's Church, 28 Queen St., Belwood. Elevator accessible.

TUES. MAY. 23

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Mini Show, Dublin Street United Church, Guelph. 7:30 to 9:30pm. Speaker: Kat Granger, "Hydrangeas Demystified". More info online.

WED. MAY. 24

Genesis Matters Fellowship free potluck dinner. Video exploring Genesis the Bible book; not the band. 6pm at Belfountain Church, 17258 Old Main St. See website for info.

FRI. MAY. 26

Guelph Little Theatre. May 26-28, June 1-4, 9-10. The Drowsy Chaperone. A neurotic recluse attempts to coax himself out of his blue mood by listening to his favourite record. 519-821-0270 or online for tickets.

SAT. MAY. 27

Headwaters Health Care Centre Friendship Gardens' Perennial Plant Sale in HHCC Kids' Garden, 140 Rolling Hills Dr. Orangeville. 8:30 to 11am. Expert Gardeners on hand for advice. Free parking. Thanks to Scotiabank for their support.

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.

FRI. JUNE 3

GWSA +55 United Way Summer Sizzler Dance. Celebrate Seniors' month with the United Way FUNdraiser and DJ Ted Lavoie, 1 to 3:30pm at the Evergreen Senior Community Ctr. Advance tickets $8.

THURS. JUNE 8

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

FRI. JUNE 16

7:30pm: Euchre Games at St. John's Church, 28 Queen St., Belwood. Elevator accessible.

SAT. JUNE 24

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.

SAT. JULY 29

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.

SAT. AUG. 26

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.

SAT. SEPT. 30

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.

SAT. OCT. 28

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.

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.

 

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