Do you know someone who is always going above and beyond for the local community? Carstar's “5 Days of Giving” Christmas Campaign is back, and they would like you to nominate a deserving individual, family, or charity. Winners will be honoured with $300 in gift cards, or a donation in kind. For more information, visit the Carstar Fergus website, or email your nominee and story to firstname.lastname@example.org
The holidays are a time for giving and that can look very different for each of us. On December 14 from 6-8 pm at St Andrews Presbyterian Church on the hill, there’s a unique and wonderful event. The families from Autism Behavioural Services will be learning and perfecting valuable life skills as they prepare a FREE dinner for you and yours. You give to them as they learn all about giving to you. For more info and to register please call Freya Hunter at 226-370-0208 or email email@example.com
The Rockwood Lions Club is offering Santa's Home Visits until December 22nd. To arrange a home visit from Santa, please call 519-835-5606.
The Grand Valley Walking Club has resumed for the winter months. Interested walkers are asked to meet at The Grand Valley Community Centre on Tuesdays and Thursday. The walks go from 1 to 3pm. Admission is $1 for each walk, and everyone is welcome.
You are invited to purchase a pre-wrapped Christmas ornament at Royal City Nursery in Guelph for just $5.99. All proceeds from the ornament sale will go the the Food Bank.
The Door Youth Centre has moved. The new, larger location is at 280 St. Patrick Street West in Fergus (the corner of St. Patrick and Tower Streets). The Door operates through donations from financial partners, and is a registered charity, and receipts are issued to donors. If you donate before December 31st, your donation will be doubled by a partner. You are asked to make donations to Y.F.C. Centre Wellington.
The Fergus Lions Club, members of the “Lions for Groves” initiative, have set a fundraising goal of $200,000 for the Diabetes and Patient Education Area of the New Groves Hospital. The Fergus Lions have pledged $40,000. They welcome support from the community to meet thier goal and are able to provide receipts for donations of $20.00 or more. Please visit www.ferguslionsclub.org for more information.
If you or someone in your family has a problem with gambling, help is available. Gamblers Anonymous can provide help and hope. It's just a phone call away...Call 1-855-222-5542.
Every day, thousands of students in our region go to school hungry. Studies have shown that a lack of healthy food leads to distraction, making it difficult for students to focus in school. This negatively impacts their grades, and their potential for success. The Children's Foundation of Guelph and Wellington's Food and Friends Program provides funding and support to 107 student nutrition programs in the local area, serving over 15,000 students. With your help, healthy food can be provided to these students. A TWO-DOLLAR donation will provide a nutritious breakfast for one hungry student. Give a little, change a lot! Learn more at www.livefreewdg.ca
Everyone is invited to the Centre Wellington Community Studio, where you can learn, create and share. There is a different assortment of classes from pickling, to knitting, to making your own soap products. These classes and workshops are unique. Most importantly, they are affordable for the families of Wellington County. There are new classes every week! To get more information, please visit their website: www.cwcommunitystudio.com
St. John's Anglican Church in Rockwood is holding a “Parade of Lights and Chili Supper” between 5 and 7:30pm. Everyone is invited to warm up with chili, hot dogs and hot chocolate while listening to live music.
There will be a Chili and Hot Dog Dinner at the Rockmosa Community Centre in Rockwood between 5 and 7pm. The cost of a chili dinner is $7, and a hot dog dinner is $4. Proceeds go to Stone United Church.
The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fergus Legion is holding a Bingo Night, beginning at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.
A free Friendship Dinner, hosted by Autism Behavioural Services, is being held at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Fergus between 6 and 8pm. You are asked to RSVP by calling 226-370-0208.
A group of responsible parents will be supervising a Party Rockers Youth Dance at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex between 7 and 10pm. The dance is for kids between 7 and 13 years of age. Admission is $12 per child, and $2 from each admission will go to the Food Bank. This is a great opportunity to drop off the kids, do some Christmas shopping, or enjoy a little R&R during the busy Christmas season.
The Arthur Legion invites you to an all-you-can-eat Wing Night, between 6 and 8pm. The cost is $15 per person. Sorry, no take out!
There will be a Saturday Night Dance at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 in Guelph, between 8 and 11pm. The music will be supplied by Fred Duncan, and admission is by donation.
Melville United Church, at the corner of St. Andrews and Tower Streets in Fergus, is holding a Christmas Bake Sale between 9am and 4pm. There will be fudge, cookies, tarts, pies, squares, Christmas pudding and gift baskets. Everyone is welcome.
The Arthur Legion invites you to a Country Jamboree between 2 and 5pm. Bring your instrument, or just come and listen.
The Alma Santa Claus Parade begins at 2pm. This year's theme is “A Canada 150 Christmas”. Guides and Pathfinders will be collecting donations for the Food Bank.
Everyone is invited to celebrate the Christmas season with the Royal City Ambassadors and Baker's Dozen at the Holy Rosary Church in Guelph, beginning at 2pm. Admission is a free will offering, with proceeds going to the Holy Rosary Parish Pantry and Barbershop charities.
The Arthur Legion invites you to a general meeting, beginning at 7pm. New members are especially welcome.
St. John's Roman Catholic Church in Arthur is hosting the Christmas Cantata “Lead Me Back to Bethlehem” by Pepper Choplin, and directed by Derek Moore. It gets underway at 7:30pm, and admission is a free will offering to the Food Bank.
You are invited to a Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long at the Maranatha Canadian Reformed Church in Fergus, beginning at 7:30pm. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the sing-a-long.
You are invited to the Christmas musical “Let the Whole World Sing” at the Drayton Reformed Church, 74 Wellington Street in Drayton. The show will begin at 8pm on Thursday (Dec. 21) and Friday (Dec. 22). Admission is a free will offering.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 in Guelph is holding a Saturday Night Dance between 8 and 11pm. The music will be supplied by Rob Martine, and admission is by donation.
There will be a Blood Donor Clinic at the Centre Wellington Community Sportsplex, 550 Belsyde Avenue in Fergus, between 2 and 8pm. Blood...It's in you to give.
St. John's United Church in Belwood is holding a Family Christmas Eve service, beginning at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.
Knox Elora Presbyterian Church invites you and your family to a Christmas Eve Service, beginning at pm.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Arthur invites you to a Christmas Eve Service, Beginning at 7:30pm.
The Marsville Lions invite you to a hearty community breakfast at the Marsville Community Centre, between 7:30 and 10am. It's all-you-can-eat for just $5 per plate.
You are invited to celebrate New Year's Eve with a Dinner and Dance at the Elora Legion. The doors open at 6pm, a roast beef dinner will be served at 7, and the dancing begins at 8:30. A light buffet will be served after midnight, and the music will be provided by The Country Versatiles. Tickets are $5 per person, and are available at the Elora Legion.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 in Guelph presents a New Year's Eve Dance between 8pm and 1am. The music will be provided by Bruce Graham. Tickets are $35 per person, and that includes a cold buffet and party favours. Tickets can be purchased at the Legion.
NeighbourWoods on the Grand invites you to a fun night of live Country and Western music and dancing with friends who love trees, and are game to do something a little different on a Saturday night at the famous Commercial Tavern in beautiful, downtown Maryhill. Tickets are $30 per person, and that includes the cover charge and transportation to and from the Commercial. The bus will pick up at the Fergus Sportsplex at 7:30pm, and at the Elora Arts Centre at 7:45. To get your tickets, call Judi at 519-846-2700, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch 234 in Guelph invites you to an afternoon of entertainment between 1:30 and 4:30 with The Recycled Teenagers Band. Admission is free.
The Guelph Horticultural Society invites you to the Annual General Meeting and Elections beginning at 7:30pm at the Dublin Street United Church, 68 Suffolk Street West in Guelph. This is a great time for you to become a new member!