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Today's date: Wednesday November 14, 2018 Vol 51 Issue 45
   
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Instant winner at Grand River Raceway

Instant winner at Grand River Raceway

Emma Hohenadel of Guelph was happy to receive a $50,000 prize with the OLG game Instant Bingo. It is available for $3 a play and the top prize is $50,000. Odds of winning any prize are 1 in 3.79. The winning ticket was purchased at Grand River Raceway on Wellington County Road 21 in Elora.

Artist holds Christmas show and sale

ROCKWOOD - Local artist John Root is holding a Christmas Show and Sale at the Rockwood Library.

Zombie invasion

Zombie invasion

The Orton Community Association hosted a zombie invasion on Oct. 27. It was well attended despite the rain and snow and volunteers did a great job scaring people, officials state. The event included approximately a 1km stretch of zombies and scary creatures, hot chocolate and sweets under the pavilion.

Scary faces at Pumpkin Walk

Scary faces at Pumpkin Walk

Austin Neillissen, 7, (top) checked out the hundreds of creative carvings at the annual Pumpkin Walk at McMillan Park in Erin on Nov. 2. It was a fundraiser for Station Road Nursery School. At bottom left is Theodore Hutchinson, 3, with the spider pumpkin he helped carve. People donated $1 for each pumpkin they dropped off. Organizers later take the pumpkins to Everdale Farm, where they become tasty sheep treats.

Eden Mills welcomes Mary Lou Fallis and Peter Tiefenbach

EDEN MILLS - Mary Lou Fallis and her pianist Peter Tiefenbach bring their musical high jinx to Eden Mills on Nov. 18.

Studio tour

Studio tour

RIGHT: Karen Brown of Erin demonstrates the encaustic painting technique at the Hills of Erin Studio Tour held Nov. 3 to 4, featuring 13 local artists, at the Teak Barn on Wellington Road 124. Brown paints with melted beeswax, coloured with oil paints, then blends the layers with a torch to create dramatic effects. LEFT: Erin artist Audrey Devonshire displays her paintings and jewelry.

Guild brings Miracle on 34th Street to life on stage

Guild brings Miracle on 34th Street to life on stage

HARRISTON - The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild (GWTG) is set to bring a venerable Christmas treasure to life on the local stage.

World dance

World dance

Local dancers Tyler Hergott and Hailey Crawford, members of Team Canada Dance, will be heading to Reisa, Germany on Nov. 25 to compete in the World Tap Dance Championships.

Minto Arts Council kicks off Chrismas show and silent auction

MINTO - The Minto Arts Council is holding its annual Christmas Show and Silent Auction fundraiser from Nov. 8 to Dec. 1, The event is an opportunity to buy Christmas gifts in advance while supporting the arts in the community. Ladies Shopping Night in Harriston is Nov. 14 from 4 - 9 pm.

Catch the Ace update

FERGUS - Here are the winners of the last three draws in the Catch the Ace progressive lottery, sponsored by the Rotary Club and Legion.

Apple crumble for refugees

The Erin Refugee Action Group will be holding an Apple Crumble Sale on Nov. 10, from 9am to 1pm. in the lower level hall at All Saints Anglican Church in downtown Erin.

The Beatles

The Beatles

The Liverpool Sessions and the Lonely Hearts Club Band came to town to share the story of The Beatles to a full house at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 4.

Sarah Smith comes home for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Christmas Show in Fergus

Sarah Smith comes home for Make-a-Wish fundraiser Christmas Show in Fergus

FERGUS - An art show, meet and greet and discovery session will take place during a Make-a-Wish fundraiser at the Fergus Grand Theatre on Nov. 17 during the Music ‘n Arts Collide Christmas: Paul Murray, Sarah Smith, Brian Good.

Special event honours local veterans

Special event honours local veterans

ELORA - Knox-Elora Presbyterian is hosting a special Remembrance Week event on Nov. 10 at 2pm to mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the Great War 1914-1918.

‘Musical Christmas’ Harriston parade theme

Santa will make his official visit to Harriston on Nov. 17. The theme of this year’s Santa Claus Parade is “Musical Christmas.”

Correction

The date of the Drayton Rotary Club’s Mapleton’s Got Talent Show at the Drayton Festival Theatre was incorrectly reported in the Nov. 2 issue of the Community News. The show, a fundraiser for accessible washrooms at ABC Park in Drayton, will be held on Nov. 17 at 7pm. The Community News regrets the error.
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