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FRI. AUG. 11

Heritage Day at Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. Quilts and heritage farmhouse “tools of the trade”. Info: 519-855-4562.

72nd Annual Fergus Scottish Festival and Highland Games, August 11 to 13, weekend and day passes available. Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex. Info: 519-787-0099.

Drayton Fair, August 11 to 13, Drayton Fairgrounds. Adults $10 (after 5pm $15). Kids 6 to 12 $5, under 6, free Weekend passes available

Drayton Legion Euchre at the Fair, 7 to 9pm, Drayton Agricultural Building, 49 Elm Street. Admission at the gates.

Community Song Service at Wallaceville Methodist Church, 7:30pm. All welcome.

SAT. AUG. 12

Belwood Lions Fish Fry. Seatings at 4:30 and 6pm, Belwood Hall. Adults $15, kids 12 and under $8, takeout available at 5pm. 519-843-7011 or 519-787-2383 for tickets.

Hello! Jambo! Sabona! Mhoroi! Kudual! Are you part of the African, Caribbean, or Black community in Kitchener Waterloo or Guelph Wellington? We would like to invite your association to the African, Caribbean and Black community summer barbecue celebration. 2 to 8pm, Waterloo Park, Waterloo.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Little Change for Big Change Campaign, August 12, 13, 19 and 20, volunteers needed. More info contact Victoria: 519.825.5150 ext. 277.

Palmerston Fair Western horse show. Registration opens 7:30. Show starts 9 sharp. Free for spectators. 519-292-9847 for info.

Palmerston fair half price movie at the Norgan theatre. Family friendly movie at 8pm.

Drayton Legion Something for Everyone Breakfast at the fair, 8 to 11 am, Drayton Agricultural Building, 49 Elm Street. Everyone welcome.

SUN. AUG. 13

Decoration Day and Community Memorial Service, Greenfield Cemetery, 3pm. Pastor Ron Pakulat officiating. Bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, service at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Fredrick St. Arthur.

Outdoor Country Music Church Service with Alex Burnett and friends. 10:30am in Maple Park, Belwood. All welcome.

156th Anniversary Service, Historic Ellis Pioneer Chapel, Cambridge, 2:30pm. Featuring guest speaker Rev Ann Estill, music by Kevin Kenalty followed by refreshments. All welcome.

Outdoor Country Gospel Service, St John’s United Church, Belwood, 10:30am. Featuring Elwyn May, Bill Beattie, Bruce Woods, Lyman Smith, Karl Watson, Kim Wood & Alex Burnett. Please bring your lawn chairs.

MON. AUG. 14

Sports Camp for kids 6 to 12, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian, Fergus. August 14 to 18, 9am to 3pm. Coaching in soccer, hockey and basketball. Registration through Church office. 519.843.3565.

Guelph Breast Cancer Support Group, Potluck Summer Social, 6pm. All welcome. St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Norfolk St. Rear entrance. Parking available.

TUES. AUG 15

Bingo, 7pm, every Tuesday, upstairs at St. Clements Community Centre, 1 Green St., St. Clements. Doors Open at 6pm. Wheelchair accessible. Paradise & District Lions Club.

Guelph Township Horticultural Society Summer Flower & Vegetable Show- Marden Community Centre, 7pm, Entries placed between 6 and 7pm. Public welcome.

WED. AUG 16

Community Resources, 5:30 to 7:30pm, North End Harvest Market, 140 Waverley Dr. All welcome.

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.

THURS. AUG 17

Arthur United Church Peachfest, Arthur Community Centre, 5 to 7pm. Cold turkey/ham, salads, rolls,beverages and peach deserts. Adults $15. Children 7 to 12 $6, under 6 free.

Wellington County Plowmen's Association presents its 74th annual branch match, 10am to 3pm. Free. 7072 Hwy 6, Fergus.

FRI. AUG. 18

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Euchre, Drayton Legion, 7:30pm, 15 Elm Street. Everyone welcome. No experience necessary.

Food Truck Fridays at Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N, Guelph. August 18 and September 8, 4:30 to 8pm. All welcome. Corduroy Road will play September 8 from 7 to 8pm.

SAT. AUG. 19

Canadian Ford and Mercury Truck Nationals, August 19 to 20, Arthur & Area Community Centre. More info call 519-848-3649.

Drayton Legion Breakfast, 8 to 11am, 15 Elm St. All welcome.

Victoria Park Seniors Centre Special Event: 15th Annual Peach Social, 10am to 1pm. Peaches, pies, baking, crafts, raffles and more. 150 Albert St., W, Fergus. Call 519-846-9691 x 204 for info.

Spirit of the Hills, Hillsburgh's Family Fun Day, 10am to 2pm on Trafalgar Road, Hillsburgh. Classic car and antique tractor show, games, vendors and more. Info: 519-855-6343.

SUN. AUG. 20

The Fergus Pipe Band and Fergus Legion present: Bacon, Eggs and Bagpipes, a fundraising breakfast for Groves Memorial Hospital. 8 to 11 am, Fergus Legion, 519-400-8972 for more info.

The Grove Cemetery Memorial Service, 2pm, Grove Cemetery. Please bring lawn chairs. Guest speaker – Doug Sargent. In the event of rain, St. John’s Community Church in Orton.

A Cappella in the park. Pavillion in Riverside Park, Guelph. 12 to 3pm. All welcome. Free hot dogs and refreshments.

Worship on Riverfest Weekend with guest music leader Glen Soderholm, 11 am, Elora United Church. Presented by Knox Presbyterian, Bethany United and Elora United Churches. 519-846-0122 or 519-846-0680. Free.

The Ennotville Historical Library's Annual Corn Roast and Potluck will be held at 6:30pm at the library. All welcome.

Barbecue and Kid's Day, 12 to 4pm, Arkell United Church, 600 Arkell Rd. Enjoy food and fun. Info: 519-821-7623.

Country Western Jamboree, Maple Leaf Acres, 1 to 5pm. Hosting Country Ways. Lunch available, 12:30pm. All jammers welcome. More info call: 519-787-0932

MON. AUG. 21

Knox Presbyterian Church VBS. Aug 21 to 25, 9am to noon. Experience the untamed nature of God in the Wildwood Forest. Ages 4 to 13. 8015 Hwy 89, Conn ON.

TUES. AUG. 22

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

WED. AUG. 23

Palmerston Ambassador of the Fair competition at 7:30 in the Palmerston Community Centre. Admission $5, under 12 free.

FRI. AUG. 25

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Wild West Seniors Dance, Evergreen Center, Guelph, 683 Woolwich St. Refreshments, door prizes, 1 to 3:30pm, $8, music by DJ Ted Lavoie. Love to see you there, all welcome.

Palmerston fair parade assembles at Lawrence Park, 5:45pm. Taste of Minto, 7pm, community centre. Viewing of exhibits and children's village opens. Contact Grace: 519-343-5181.

Smart Serve Workshop being delivered at 2nd Chance Employment Counselling, 160 St. David St. S. #104, Fergus. 9:30am to 3:30pm. $22.50 cash. Call to register: 519-843-5513.

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.

Palmerston Fair Farmer's Breakfast, 8 to 10am. Tailgate garage sale, inflatables, pet show, demos and more. All you can eat corn on the cob dinner. Tickets $10, kids under 10 free. Box Car movie night at Grant's Service Centre, registration at 7:15pm.

South Luther School's 135th Anniversary & Canada's 150th Birthday. Activities at 3pm. Barbecue, 5 to 6:30pm. Includes sausages, hamburgers or hot dogs, beans, salad, dessert. Adults $10. Children 6 to 12 $5.

SUN. AUG. 27

Palmerston fair community church service, 10am. Children's Village, teddy bear picnic, dog agility show, 1pm. Pig races, 2pm. Mike 519-998-4200. Roast beef dinner, 4:30pm, tickets call Danielle 519-897-0467.

THURS. AUG. 31

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

FRI. SEPT. 1

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

THURS. SEPT. 7

5 to 7:30pm. Arthur Fall Fair Roast Beef Dinner. Arthur Community Centre. All welcome. $14/adult, $6/child under 12. Ask about a family rate.

Elmira Duplicate Bridge Group. Learn to play bridge, 8 week lessons. Call 519-669-5310.

Supportive writing group. First Thursday of the month, Arthur Library, lower level meeting room, 5:45 to 7:45pm. Email arthur.writers@outlook.com to join, or just come along on the night.

 

FRI. SEPT. 8

Arthur Fall Fair. 9am to noon - Enter exhibits. 7pm - Parade downtown Arthur. Buildings open 7 to 10pm, Arthur Community Centre.

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Aberfoyle Fall Fair, Sept. 8 and 9. Antique tractor pull Friday night. Saturday: home craft displays, 4-H sheep and cattle shows, horse show, food venders, a pig roast and more.

Food Truck Fridays, Trinity United Church, 400 Stevenson St. N, Guelph. 4:30 to 8pm. All welcome. Corduroy Road, 7 to 8pm.

September 8 to 17. Century Church Theatre, Hillsburgh. Alone Together Again” a comedy by Lawrence Roman. Clever, comic, witty and wise. Fridays and Saturday 8:00pm. Sundays 2:30pm. Box Office: 519.855.4586.

SAT. SEPT. 9

Arthur Fall Fair. Sport pony show, 4H calf show. chili cookoff, lawn tractor pulls. Buildings open 9am to 6pm. Admission: $5/adult, under 12 free with adult.

SUN. SEPT. 10

Arthur Fall Fair. Western horse show. Buildings open 10:30am to 4pm. Exhibits to be removed 4:30 to 6pm. Admission: $5/adult, under 12 free with adult.

The Eden Mills Writer’s Festival. Advanced tickets: $15/students, $20/adults. At the door: $20/students $25/adults.See online for details.

Country Corn Roast, 3:30 to 7pm. Agriculture Foundation, Raefield Farm, 5231 Wellington County Rd. #27. Music by The Moore Family of Drayton, hayride and food. By donation. Marg 519-843-3274, Ellen 519-876-9953.

4th Annual Fergus Whole Hog Barbecue, 3 to 7pm. Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, 570 Belsyde Ave. Fergus.

TUES. SEPT. 12

Canadian Embroiderers' Guild Guelph registration, 10am to 12pm, Kortright Presbyterian Church, Guelph. See online for details about classes offered or call 226 820-4801. All welcome.

THURS. SEPT. 14

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

FRI. SEPT. 15

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

SAT. SEPT. 16

The Mudmoiselle 5k Obstacle Course. Women only, all fitness levels. 10am, Cox Creek Cellars, Guelph. www.mudmoiselle.ca.

Nestle Waters Canada Community Open House, 12 to 4pm, 101 Brock Rd S., Puslinch. Fun and food for all ages.

Annual Pork Barbecue. Cocktails (cash bar) and fruit punch, 5pm. Dinner, 6pm. Adults $25, kids 10 to 16 $15, kids under 6 free. Proceeds to Outreach. Tickets from church 519-843-2141.

SUN. SEPT. 17

156th Anniversary Closing Service, Historic Ellis Pioneer Chapel, Cambridge, 2:30pm. Guest Speaker Rev Jane Swatridge, music by Michael Marinovic.

MON. SEPT. 18

Free Introduction to Modern Square Dancing. St. Mary School, 251 Irvine St., Elora, 7 to 8:30pm. Refreshments included. Casual dress. No dancing experience required.

 

TUES. SEPT. 19

Guelph Township Horticultural Society present Steve Martin of Martin's Apples on "History of their Orchard and Varieties". Summer show special, prizes, refreshments. Marden Community Centre, 7:30pm.

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Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

FRI. SEPT. 22

Erin Farmer’s Market, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Pulled Pork 'N Mac Dinner, Trinity United Church, Guelph, 5:15pm. Eat-in or take out. Entertainment to follow, 6:45 to 7:30pm. $14/adult, $7/child under 10, free under 4 yrs. Tickets: 519-824-4800 ext 1.

SUN. SEPT. 24

Canada 150 Community Sing a Long, hosted by Erin Legion, 3pm, 12 Dundas St., E. EWCS Foodbank donations will be gratefully accepted.

MON. SEPT. 25

Free Introduction to Modern Square Dancing. St. Mary School, 251 Irvine St., Elora, 7 to 8:30pm. Refreshments included. Casual dress. No dancing experience required.

TUES. SEPT. 26

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Mini Show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church. Speaker: Marion Jarvie - Beauty of Late Summer and Fall Gardens. New members welcome.

FRI. SEPT. 29

Last Market - Erin Farmer’s Market, come out and celebrate our local harvest, 3 to 7pm, McMillan Park. Local food, music, community. See online for details.

Huge Indoor Fall Garage Sale, Trinity United Church, Guelph. Sept 29, 3 to 8pm, Sept 30, 7am to noon. Books, toys, games, sports equipment, garden utensils, giftware, and more.

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.

Pumpkinfest: A Community Harvest Celebration with all things pumpkin. 4pm, pot-luck supper and music. St. Paul's United Church. 8276 SR 25 near the 3rd Line, Wellington North.

Introduction to Bridge, 10am to 4pm, $40/person, $75/couple, lunch and snacks. Includes instruction both in bidding the contract and in playing the hand.

Highway 24 Veterinary Clinic Client Appreciation and Open House, 1:30 to 3:30pm. Clinic tours, demonstrations, barbecue, kids activities, raffles and more. More info: 519-822-1805.

THURS. OCT. 12

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

FRI. OCT. 13

The Gondoliers, Guelph Little Theatre, October 13 to 27, 176 Morris St. Wonderful music, great comedy, bizarre plot twists and a happy ending. More info: 519-821-0270.

FRI. OCT. 20

11th Annual Giant Book Sale, Guelph Public Library, Oct 20 to Sun Oct 22. Early bird admission, Friday, 1 to 4pm, $10. Free admission Fri 6 to 9pm, Sat and Sun 10 to 4pm. Cash only. Loonie Sunday. See online for details.

SAT. OCT. 21

Fall Festival, 10am to 3pm, Melville United Church, Fergus. Coffee and dessert or lunch (soups, chili, pulled pork, hot dogs), vendors, books, silent auction and more. Info: 519-787-0570.

TUES. OCT. 24

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting and Mini Show, 7:30pm, Dublin Street United Church. Guest speaker: Rob Howard - Nine Things I learned from Other People's Gardens.

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

FRI. OCT. 27

GWSA +55 Halloween Howl Dance with DJ Ted Lavoie, 1 to 3:30pm, Evergreen Seniors Centre. Advance tickets $8 at the front desk, 519-823-1291.

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.

FRI. NOV. 3

3 day Giant Garage and Bake Sale. Friday Nov. 3, Saturday Nov. 4, and Monday Nov. 6, 8am to 4pm. Melville United Church, Tower and St. Andrew St. Fergus. 519-787-0570.

THURS. NOV. 9

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

TUES. NOV. 21

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm.

FRI. NOV 24

Saving Sleeping Beauty, Guelph Little Theatre, November 24 to December 10, 176 Morris St. A fun, new family musical. More info: 519-821-0270.

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.

TUES. NOV. 28

Guelph Horticultural Society General Meeting/Annual Holiday Penny Table, 7pm, Dublin Street United Church. Guest speaker: Patricia Patrick- Christmas Traditions, New and Old. New members welcome, info at www.guelphhort.org.

THURS. DEC. 7

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

FRI. DEC. 8

GWSA +55 Snowball Dance with DJ Ted Lavoie, 1 to 3:30pm, Evergreen Seniors Centre. Advance tickets $8 at the front desk, 519-823-1291.

SUN. DEC. 24

Blood Donation Clinic, Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Ave., Fergus, 2 to 8pm. 

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