Events

Basketeers Looking for Donations

Basketeers Looking for Donations

The Guelph and Centre Wellington “Basketeers” deliver gift baskets to women in need on Christmas morning. These baskets are filled with the basic necessities to assist them in their new beginnings. The drop-off date is Saturday, November 18, between 9am and 1:30pm at the Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis Centre, 38 Elizabeth Street in Guelph. For tips on appropriate basket items or more general information, visit www.basketeers.org


Lions for Groves

Lions for Groves

Date: 31/10/2017

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.


Need Funding for your Community Project?

Need Funding for your Community Project?

Do you have a project that will benefit our local community? Do you require financial assistance for the project? Do you need an outdoor stage for your event? The Fergus-Elora Rotary Club is accepting applications for funding from local community organizations until October 20th. Download the application form at www.ferguselorarotary.com


Gamblers Anonymous

Gamblers Anonymous

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.


Donations Welcome for 11th Annual Book Sale

Donations Welcome for 11th Annual Book Sale

Donations for the 11th Annual Book Sale will be accepted at any Guelph Library Branch anytime between August 8 and October 10. They'll be accepting hardcovers, paperbacks, children's books, CDs, LPs, DVDs, games and puzzles. No encyclopedias or Readers Digests, please. Proceeds will go to support the Guelph Public Library.


Help Kids Live Free from Hunger in Wellington County

Help Kids Live Free from Hunger in Wellington County

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


Safe Communities Wellington County Survey

Safe Communities Wellington County Survey

Safe Communities Wellington County is asking the public to participate in a small survey to determine the areas of greatest safety concern to the residents of Wellington County.  Print copies are available at all Wellington County Library Branches through October 20.  Please visit Safe Communities Wellington County's website for an electronic link to complete your survey online.  Residents who complete the survey will have an opportunity to win a $50.00 grocery gift card.


Centre Wellington Community Studio

Centre Wellington Community Studio

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


10th Annual Centre Wellington Business Showcase

10th Annual Centre Wellington Business Showcase

Date: 18/10/2017

The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce presents the 10th annual Centre Wellington Business Showcase at the Sportsplex in Fergus. Between 1:30 and 6pm, there will be exhibits showcasing the variety of businesses and services available in Centre Wellington. Admission is free, and all are welcome.


Fergus Horticultural Society Meeting ft Darren Heinbecker

Fergus Horticultural Society Meeting ft Darren Heinbecker

Date: 18/10/2017

The Fergus Horticultural Society is meeting at the Victoria Park Senior Centre on Albert Street in Fergus, beginning at 7:30pm. The guest speaker will be Darren Heinbecker from Whistling Gardens, and his topic will be “Trees and Shrubs for Small Gardens”.


Turkey Supper - Arthur Community Centre

Turkey Supper - Arthur Community Centre

Date: 18/10/2017

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church is hosting a Turkey Supper at the Arthur and Area Community Centre between 5 and 6:30pm. Tickets will be available at the door. The cost is $15 for adults, $6 for kids between 7 and 12, and free for those 6 and under. Take-out will also be available.


Fergus Legion - General Meeting

Fergus Legion - General Meeting

Date: 18/10/2017

There will be General Meeting of the Fergus legion, beginning at 7:30pm. New and existing members are encouraged to attend. The Legion is located at 500 Blair Street.


Bingo Night - Fergus Legion

Bingo Night - Fergus Legion

Date: 19/10/2017

The Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a night of Bingo, beginning at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun.


Last Chance - Tickets for the Roast Beef Dinner and Awards Banquet

Last Chance - Tickets for the Roast Beef Dinner and Awards Banquet

Date: 19/10/2017

The Wellington County Plowmen's Association would like to remind everyone that today (Oct. 19) is the ticket deadline for their Roast Beef Dinner and Awards Banquet, happening October 27th. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $9 for kids under 12. To get your tickets, please call 519- 501-9093.


11th Annual Giant Book Sale - Guelph

11th Annual Giant Book Sale - Guelph

Date: 20/10/2017

The Guelph Public Library is holding its 11th Annual Giant Book Sale from today thru Sunday. The “Early Bird” admission price is $10 for those wishing to be there today between 1 and 4pm. Admission is free from 6 to 9pm today, and free on Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 4pm. Please remember that this is a cash only sale.


Wing Night - Arthur Legion

Wing Night - Arthur Legion

Date: 20/10/2017

The Arthur Legion is holding a Wing Night, between 6 and 8pm. It's an all-you-can-eat for $15. Sorry...No take-outs.


Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy Sale

Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy Sale

Date: 20/10/2017

The Guelph GoGo Grandmothers are holding a “Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy Sale” at the Dublin Street Untied Church in Guelph. The sale runs Friday (Oct. 20th), between 4 and 8pm, and Saturday (Oct. 21st) between 9am and 2pm. Proceeds will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.


Fireside Bazaar - Duff's Presbyterian Church

Fireside Bazaar - Duff's Presbyterian Church

Date: 21/10/2017

Duff's Presbyterian Church, at 319 Brock Road South in Guelph, is holding a “Fireside Bazaar” between 10am and 1pm. There will be many interesting tables to visit, including baking, a Country Store, a deli, stitchery, Grandma's closet, and more. Lunch will be avilable.


Fergus Karaoke Contest - Semi-Finals

Fergus Karaoke Contest - Semi-Finals

Date: 21/10/2017

It's Semi-Final night for the Fergus Legion Karaoke Contest at the Legion. The contest runs between 9:30 and 11:30pm, with open karaoke before and after the contest. Everyone is invited to come to the Legion to hear some great karaoke, or to show off your singing abilities before or after the contest.


Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County - Family Conference

Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County - Family Conference

Date: 21/10/2017

The Learning Disabilities Association of Wellington County presents a Family Conference between 8:30am and 4:30pm at St. James Catholic High School, 57 Victoria Road North in Guelph. The conference will include outstanding keynote speakers and informative workshops. Admission is absolutely FREE. To register, please go to www.ldawc.ca


Fergus Fall Festival - Melville United Church

Fergus Fall Festival - Melville United Church

Date: 21/10/2017

Melville United Church in Fergus is holding a Fall Festival between 10am and 3pm. There will be vendors, books, a silent auction, and more. Lunch will be available, including soups, chili, pulled pork, and hot dogs. Everyone is welcome.


Les Willis Memorial Mixed Cribbage Tournament

Les Willis Memorial Mixed Cribbage Tournament

Date: 21/10/2017

The Les Willis Memorial Mixed Cribbage Tournament takes place at the Fergus Legion. Admission is $20 per two person team. Registration begins at 11:30am, and play begins at 1pm.


Fall Festival - Knox Presbyterian Church (Guelph)

Fall Festival - Knox Presbyterian Church (Guelph)

Date: 21/10/2017

Knox Presbyterian Church at 20 Quebec Street in Guelph is holding a “Fall Festival between 9:30 am and 3pm. This is a great one-day vendor/artisan sale, with over 20 tables. Everyone is welcome.


Craft Sale and Bazaar - Belwood Lions

Craft Sale and Bazaar - Belwood Lions

Date: 21/10/2017

The Belwood Lions are holding a Craft Sale and Bazaar between 9am and 2pm at the Belwood Hall. There will be over 20 vendors offering a wide selection of items.


Panflute and Organ Benefit Concert

Panflute and Organ Benefit Concert

Date: 21/10/2017

There will be a Panflute and Organ Benefit Concert for the New Life Charity at the Drayton Christian Reformed Church, beginning at 7:30pm. Admission is free.


Saturday Night Dance - Elora Legion

Saturday Night Dance - Elora Legion

Date: 21/10/2017

The Elora Legion is holding a Saturday Night Dance, beginning at 8pm. The music will be provided by the Country Versatiles, and admission is $12/ person.


Country Jamboree - Arthur Legion

Country Jamboree - Arthur Legion

Date: 21/10/2017

The Arthur Legion is hosting a Country Jamboree, between 2 and 5pm. Everyone is welcome.


Song of the Grand: A Musical

Song of the Grand: A Musical

Date: 21/10/2017

The Victoria Park Senior's Centre, at 150 Albert Street West in Fergus, presents “Song of the Grand: A Musical”. The show begins at 2pm, and admission is $15. For tickets, call 519-846-9691.


Wine Tour to Niagara - Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Wine Tour to Niagara - Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce

Date: 22/10/2017

The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce is holding its annual Wine Tour to Niagara. This year, the tour includes visits to Megalomaniac Winery and Green Lane Estate Winery. The cost is $90 per person, and that includes the trip on a coach bus, 3 winery tastings, and dinner at The Butcher and Banker in Beamsville. You'll be back in Fergus by about 8:30pm, and the trip promises to be a full, fun day with family and friends. For more details, please visit www.cwchamber.ca


Campbell Cork at Aboyne Hall - Wellington County Historical Society

Campbell Cork at Aboyne Hall - Wellington County Historical Society

Date: 22/10/2017

The Wellington County Historical Society brings story-teller, humorist, and reporter Campbell Cork to the Aboyne Hall, beginning at 2pm. Campbell will tell us why preserving stories is so important. Everyone is welcome to attend.


Guelph Horticultural Society Meeting ft. Rob Howard

Guelph Horticultural Society Meeting ft. Rob Howard

Date: 22/10/2017

The Guelph Horticultural Society is meeting beginning at 7:30pm at the Dublin Street Untied Church in Guelph. The guest speaker is Rob Howard, and his topic is “Nine Things I Learned From Other Peoples' Gardens”. Everyone is welcome.


Frannie's Restaurant and Bakery 1st Anniversary

Frannie's Restaurant and Bakery 1st Anniversary

Date: 22/10/2017

Frannie's Restaurant and Bakery on Victoria Street in Breslau is celebrating its first anniversary with a pig roast, live music, and face painting. Dinner will be served between 4:30 and 7:30pm. Admission is by cash donation, and proceeds go to Safe Haven and the Kids Breakfast Club. You are asked to please bring your own lawn chairs.


Burns Presbyterian Church 169th Anniversary

Burns Presbyterian Church 169th Anniversary

Date: 22/10/2017

Burns Presbyterian Church, at 155 Main Street in Erin, is celebrating its 169th anniversary with some bluegrass gospel music by the Stiff Family, and a lunch. Things get underway at 10:30am, and admission is a free will offering.


Weed and Winterize Day at Centre Wellington District High School

Weed and Winterize Day at Centre Wellington District High School

Date: 22/10/2017

All members of the local community are invited to participate in “Weed and Winterize Day” at the Centre Wellington District High School, between 9 and 11am. Come on out to be with friends as you help weed, mulch, and properly prepare the gardens for winter.


Euchre Night - Fergus Legion

Euchre Night - Fergus Legion

Date: 23/10/2017

The Fergus Legion is hosting a night of Euchre, beginning at 7:30pm. No experience is required, and new players are always welcome.


Blood Donor Clinic in Fergus

Blood Donor Clinic in Fergus

Date: 24/10/2017

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!


Harvest Supper - St. John Parish Centre, Arthur

Harvest Supper - St. John Parish Centre, Arthur

Date: 24/10/2017

There will be a Harvest Supper between 5 and 7pm at the St. John Parish Centre, 160 Georgina Street in Arthur. The cost is $14 for adults, $6 for children between 6 and 12, and free for those 5 and under. This will be a full roast beef dinner with homemade desserts. To get your tickets, please call 519-848-2108.


Cribbage Night - Fergus Legion

Cribbage Night - Fergus Legion

Date: 24/10/2017

The Fergus Legion is hosting a night of Cribbage, beginning at 7pm. No experience is required, and new players are always welcome.


Wellington Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Meeting

Wellington Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society Meeting

Date: 24/10/2017

The Wellington Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is meeting at 190 Marksam Road in Guelph, between 6:45 and 9pm. The guest speaker will be Patti Mordasewicz, and everyone is welcome.


Elora and Salem Horticultural Society ft. Thelma Beaubien

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society ft. Thelma Beaubien

Date: 25/10/2017

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society will be meeting at the Elora Public Library, 144 Geddes Street in Elora, beginning at 7:30pm. The guest presenter will be Thelma Beaubien, author of “Gardening for Butterflies: Attracting, Rescuing and Raising Butterflies”. Everyone is welcome.


Wordfest - Elora Centre for the Arts

Wordfest - Elora Centre for the Arts

Date: 26/10/2017

“Wordfest” takes place at the Elora Centre for the Arts, beginning at 7pm. Everyone is invited to come and hear talented writers and storytellers, as they share their work. Admission is $6 per person.


Bingo Night - Fergus Legion

Bingo Night - Fergus Legion

Date: 26/10/2017

The Fergus Legion Ladies Auxiliary is hosting a night of Bingo, beginning at 7pm. Everyone is welcome to come out and enjoy the fun.


Wellington County Federation of Agriculture - Annual Banquet

Wellington County Federation of Agriculture - Annual Banquet

Date: 27/10/2017

The Wellington County Federation of Agriculture is holding its Annual Banquet at the Fergus Legion, beginning at 6:30pm. Tickets are $15, and that includes dinner and a movie. To get your tickets, call 519-848-3774.


Fergus Contra Dance - St. James Church

Fergus Contra Dance - St. James Church

Date: 27/10/2017

There will be a Fergus Contra Dance with live music at St. James Church, beginning at 7:30pm. No experience is necessary, and it's fun for all ages. Admission is $12, and $8 for students.  


Centre Wellington Fusion - Halloween Fundraiser Dance

Centre Wellington Fusion - Halloween Fundraiser Dance

Date: 27/10/2017

The local Minor Bantam “A” hockey team, the Centre Wellington Fusion, is holding a fundraising Halloween dance at the Elora Legion, beginning at 8pm. Music will be provided by Moonshine, and there will be prizes for the best costumes. Tickets are $15 in advance, and $20 at the door, and that will include a late night buffet. You can get your tickets at the Elora Legion. 


Scouting Program's Annual Apple Day

Scouting Program's Annual Apple Day

Date: 28/10/2017

Be on the look-out for Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Venturers in Fergus and Elora, as they participate in their annual Apple Day. Donation will be greatly appreciated, and proceeds go toward funding the Scouting Program in Centre Wellington.


Fundraising Halloween Party & Dance

Fundraising Halloween Party & Dance

Date: 28/10/2017

The Fergus Highland Rugby Club is holding a fundraising Halloween Party and Dance at the Victoria Park Field House in Fergus, beginning at 7pm. Admission is $10 in advance, and $15 at the door. There will be prizes for the best costumes. A DJ will supply the music, and this is a licensed event. For more information, email info@highlandrugby.com.


Community Breakfast - Marsville Community Centre

Community Breakfast - Marsville Community Centre

Date: 28/10/2017

The Marsville Lions are hosting a Community Breakfast between 7:30 and 10am at the Marsville Community Centre. The Lions serve an all-you-can-eat hearty breakfast for just $5/plate.


Karaoke Night - Arthur Legion

Karaoke Night - Arthur Legion

Date: 28/10/2017

The Arthur Legion is holding a night of Karaoke, beginning at 8:30pm. Bring your best voice! Everyone is welcome.


Annual Beef BBQ Supper - Fergus Legion

Annual Beef BBQ Supper - Fergus Legion

Date: 28/10/2017

The Fergus Legion, at 500 Blair Street, is holding its Annual Beef BBQ Supper between 5 and 7pm. The cost is $15 for adults, $7 for kids between 6 and 12, and free for those 5 and under. Everyone is welcome, and for tickets, call 519-843-2345.


Esprit Chamber Choir Fundraising Concert

Esprit Chamber Choir Fundraising Concert

Date: 29/10/2017

The Esprit Chamber Choir is holding a concert in support of Hospice Wellington and the Start to Finish running and reading program. It takes place at All Saints Lutheran Anglican Church in Guelph. Admission is $30 per person, and $15 for youth and the physically disabled. To get your tickets, call 519-821-7710.


Elora Women's Film Society Presents Alberta Nye

Elora Women's Film Society Presents Alberta Nye

Date: 29/10/2017

The Elora Women's Film Society presents Alberta Nye at the Elora Centre for the Arts, between 1 and 4pm. Alberta will be showing and discussing two of her films. Admission is $12.


Euchre Night - Fergus Legion

Euchre Night - Fergus Legion

Date: 30/10/2017

The Fergus Legion is hosting a night of Euchre, beginning at 7:30pm. No experience is required, and new players are always welcome.


Cribbage Night - Fergus Legion

Cribbage Night - Fergus Legion

Date: 31/10/2017

The Fergus Legion is hosting a night of Cribbage, beginning at 7pm. No experience is required, and new players are always welcome.


Turkey Supper - St. John's Church, Belwood

Turkey Supper - St. John's Church, Belwood

Date: 01/11/2017

St. John's United Church in Belwood is hosting a Turkey Supper. There will be 4 sittings – 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, and $6 for children between 6 and 12. Tickets are available at Ron Wilkin Jewelers in Fergus, and at the Belwood Store. Take-out is also available.


Silent Auction and Dinner - Arthur United Church

Silent Auction and Dinner - Arthur United Church

Date: 02/11/2017

Arthur United Church is holding a Silent Auction and Dinner between 5 and 7pm at the St. John's Parish Hall, 160 Georgina Street in Arthur. Chili and hot dogs will be available. Everyone is welcome.


Live to Lead - CW Chamber of Commerce

Live to Lead - CW Chamber of Commerce

Date: 02/11/2017

“Live to Lead” is a world-class leadership experience designed for business people, packed into a 3 hour format. It's full of rich content, key takeaways, and east-to-implement action plans. It takes place at the Fergus Grand Theatre, 244 St. Andrew Street West. Registration begins at 6pm, and session runs from 6:30 to 9:30pm. The cost is $40 per person, and you can get your tickets by calling 519-843-5140, or online at www.cwchamber.ca.


3-day Giant Garage and Bake Sale - Melville United Church

3-day Giant Garage and Bake Sale - Melville United Church

Date: 03/11/2017

Melville United Church, at the corner of Tower and St. Andrew Street in Fergus, is holding a 3-Day Giant Garage and Bake Sale. The sale runs today, tomorrow and Monday between 8am and 4pm each day.


Free Art Coffee House - Grand River Community Centre

Free Art Coffee House - Grand River Community Centre

Date: 04/11/2017

There will be a “Free Art Coffee House” at the Grand River Community Church, 7438 Wellington County Road 18, between 6:30 and 9pm. There will be an art display, along with tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome.


Fergus Legion Karaoke Contest - Finals

Fergus Legion Karaoke Contest - Finals

Date: 04/11/2017

It's Finals Night for the Fergus Legion Karaoke Contest at the Legion. The contest runs between 9:30 and 11:30pm, with open karaoke before and after the contest. Everyone is invited to come to the Legion to hear some great karaoke, or to show off your singing abilities before or after the contest.


Fiddling Around Canada for 150 years - Puslinch Fiddle Orchestra

Fiddling Around Canada for 150 years - Puslinch Fiddle Orchestra

Date: 04/11/2017

The Puslinch Fiddle Orchestra presents “Fiddling Around Canada for 150 Years” at Duff's Presbyterian Church in Puslinch. There will be performances today (Saturday) and Sunday, beginning at 2pm. To get your tickets, call 519-763-9764.


Something for Everyone - Family Vendor Sale

Something for Everyone - Family Vendor Sale

Date: 04/11/2017

There will be a “Something for Everyone” family vendor sale at 600 Belsyde Avenue in Fergus, between 9am and 1pm. Proceeds go to the Maranatha Christian School.


Jam Session - Fergus Legion

Jam Session - Fergus Legion

Date: 04/11/2017

The Fergus Legion is holding a jam Session between 2 and 5pm. Everyone is welcome.


Guelph Celtic Orchestra Opening concert - Guelph Little Theatre

Guelph Celtic Orchestra Opening concert - Guelph Little Theatre

Date: 04/11/2017

The Guelph Celtic Orchestra presents its Opening Concert and the Guelph Little Theatre, beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are available at Janus Books, or online. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for those between 6 and 16, and free for those 5 and under.


Train Show - Guelph Model Railroad Society

Train Show - Guelph Model Railroad Society

Date: 04/11/2017

The Guelph Model Railroad Society presents a Train Show. Thomas the Tank Engine invites kids of all ages to watch him and his big freight train friends operate on the big 2400 square foot model railroad. The show chugs along between 10am and 4pm, and admission is $5 for adults, and free for kids under 13. 


Canada Remembers - The Hilltop Singers

Canada Remembers - The Hilltop Singers

Date: 05/11/2017

The Hilltop Singers present “Canada Remembers” at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Fergus, beginning at 7pm. Admission is a free will offering, and everyone is welcome.


Elora and Salem Horticultural Society Meeting ft. Barry Vanderveer

Elora and Salem Horticultural Society Meeting ft. Barry Vanderveer

Date: 22/11/2017

The Elora and Salem Horticultural Society will be meeting at the Elora Public Library, 144 Geddes Street in Elora, beginning at 7:30pm. The guest presenter will be Barry Vanderveer from Grand River Nursery, and his topic will be “The Aging Gardener”. Everyone is welcome.