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Today's date: Friday November 24, 2017 Vol 50 Issue 47
   
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CRC to host Christmas Market

ROCKWOOD - The Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) is hosting its first Outdoor Christmas Market on Dec. 2 from 11am to 4pm. Funds raised will go toward the “Hidden Quarry” Ontario Municipal Board hearing.

Light it up blue

Light it up blue

There was a small but enthusiastic crowd at the Bring Diabetes to Light bridge-lighting ceremony behind the library in Fergus on Nov. 14.

Parade lights  up Harriston

Parade lights up Harriston

Santa arrives - Clockwise from left: The Candyland Express carried youngsters through the Harriston Santa Claus parade on Nov. 18; Santa Claus waves to the crowd from his sleigh; Harriston-Minto Fall Fair Junior Ambassador Shayla Glazema takes part in the Christmas train themed parade; pooches and their pals from Golden Breeze Kennels ride in a kennel-inspired float; floats were lit up for the evening event.

Drayton youths part of charity show choir

Drayton youths part of charity show choir

WATERLOO - Drayton residents Willy and Emily Smart will once again be part of the youth chorus for Guse Productions’ upcoming show The Sounds of Christmas.

Tale as old as time enchants audiences in Cambridge

WATERLOO REGION - Be our guest as Drayton Entertainment proudly presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge.

Annual Elora Santa Claus Parade set for Nov. 25

ELORA - Christmas comes but once a year, with the parade of brilliant festive lights that last us all year.

Grand Theatre showcased improvements at gala

Grand Theatre showcased improvements at gala

FERGUS - On Nov. 15, the Fergus Grand Theatre opened the doors to the public, and did what it does best – put on a show and gala to celebrate and showcase the improvements to the theatre, thanks to an Ontario150 Community Capital Grant, administered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Guelph Chamber Choir and Bells Ablaze to perform Carols for Christmas

GUELPH - The Guelph Chamber Choir is ringing in the Christmas season with the bell choir Bells Ablaze at an afternoon concert of Carols for Christmas at St. George’s Anglican Church on Dec. 3 at 2:30pm.

Holiday classic at the Fergus Grand Theatre

Holiday classic at the Fergus Grand Theatre

FERGUS - Elora Community Theatre starts its 45th season with A Christmas Carol. The classic Christmas story is a joyous celebration brimming with music, dance and good cheer at the Fergus Grand Theatre.

Broken but Beautiful

Broken but Beautiful

Local author Juanita Pero has published a new book, Broken but Beautiful. It is a book of inspirational poetry with commentary.

Theatre casting Terms of Endearment

HARRISTON - The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild is casting for Terms of Endearment.

Window Wonderland fun

Window Wonderland fun

Window Wonderland - Erin village held its annual Window Wonderland and Christmas tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 17.

Erin host annual Window Wonderland

Erin host annual Window Wonderland

Quin Levac, 2, of Caledon East, seemed to enjoy one of the windows revealed at the annual Window Wonderland and Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Erin on Nov. 17. Photo by Olivia Rutt

Community fundraiser

Community fundraiser

LEFT: Drayton Craft Show committee members Anne Beuhler and Diane Vogel are surrounded by food bank donations received at the committee’s annual craft show on Nov. 18. Proceeds from the event go to youth activities in the community. RIGHT: One of the vendors at the sale was Drayton resident Rick Jurchuk of Rick’s Wood Crafts, who sells handmade wood products.

Days of one-room schoolhouse recalled by former teachers

Days of one-room schoolhouse recalled by former teachers

DRAYTON - The Mapleton Historical Society hosted a presentation on one-room schoolhouses on Nov. 6. Guest speakers for the event, held at the Drayton United Church, were two retired teachers who taught in the schools and a pupil who attended.

Santa parades coming to Mapleton

MAPLETON - Santa Claus is gearing up for his annual run through Mapleton, with stops at Christmas parades in Drayton, Moorefield and Alma.

Timely purchase

Timely purchase

Denise DeWeerd purchased a decorative clock from Rita Rumph, Jolene Hiddema, Nadya Kraal and Mathilde Bons at the Community Christian School’s Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Auction on Nov. 11.

Lucky draw

Lucky draw

Nolan Scholten takes a turn at finding the lucky key that will unlock the door at the Community Christian School’s Winter Wonderland Bazaar and Auction on Nov. 11 at the PMD arena. Helping Scholten were Gena Koetsier, left, and Annie VanZandwyk.
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