Local Realtor Hollie Sowinski is sponsoring free admission for the first 40 youth coming for a public swim at the Centre Wellington Sportsplex in Fergus. This offer happens on the 3rd Saturday of each month, and will continue for the rest of the year.
The Arthur and Area Historical Society is meeting at the David M. Kozinets Centre, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Jeff McKee, and his topic is “Postcards on Images of Arthur”. Everyone is welcome.
The Guelph Horticultural Society is holding a General Meeting and Mini Show at Dublin United Church between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. The Guest presenter will be Kat Granger, and her topic will be “Hydrangeas Demystified”.
There will be a large Used Book Sale between May 23 and May 27 at the Grand Valley Public Library. Sales are cash only, and the book sale runs during regular library hours. For more information, please call 519-928-5622.
The Career Education Council, in conjunction with the Upper Grand District School Board, is holding a Youth Employment Opportunity Fair at the Holiday Inn in Guelph between 12 noon and 4 p.m. This fair is for those students completing Grade 12, and looking for part time, full time, seasonal, or long-term employment. All employers at the fair will be local to the area.
From Thursday, May 25 to Sunday, May 28, the Ponsonby Recreation Club is hosting the “Light Up the Night 3-Pitch Tournament. There will be competitive, recreational, and family divisions. Proceeds will be used to fund new lights for the diamonds. For more information, or to register a team, please call 519-846-8113.
All Saint Church, at 81 Main Street in Erin, is hosting a Community Dinner between 6 and 7 p.m. The menu will be pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw, veggies, and apple crisp and ice cream. Admission is a free will offering.
The Alma Optimists are hosting a Beef BBQ at the Alma Community Centre between 5 and 7 p.m. The cost is $14 for adults and $5 for kids. Those under school age dine for free. Everyone is welcome.
Guelph Little Theatre presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” from May 26 through May 28, and June 1-4. A neurotic recluse attempts to coax himself out of his blue mood by listening to his favourite record. For tickets and show times, call 519-821-0270.
The Arthur United Church Women present their Spring Yard/Rummage and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 27. They promise lots of great “stuff”, clothing, and homemade baking.
The Guelph Humane Society will be holding their Walk & Whine “A Toast for Tails” event again this year! It is a fun-filled event where you can enjoy beer and wine tastings, along with great food at some of Guelph’s best venues. There will be live entertainment by The BarFridge Family and you can even make your own cocktails. Plus, there will be an auction you can attend and all of the proceeds from the event go to helping the animals at the Guelph Humane Society. Participating venues include: The Wooly Pub- Guelph's Meeting Place (beer), Atmosphere cafe + etc. (martinis), Miijidaa Cafe + Bistro (white wine), Robusta Café & Lounge (red wine), and Apartment 58 (cocktails).
The Marsville Lions are hosting a Community Breakfast between 7:30 and 10 a.m. at the Marsville Community Centre. The Lions serve an all-you-can-eat hearty breakfast for just $5/plate.
The Elora Lions present their Annual Spring Fireworks Celebration at Grand River Raceway in Elora. The fireworks get underway at nightfall, and it's an evening of entertainment and fun for the entire family. Admission is $5 per person, or $20 for the entire family. Proceeds go to Groves Hospital.
St John's United Church in Belwood is offering a Takeout BBQ Chicken Dinner between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. The cost is $15 per meal. To order yours, please call 519-787-2185.
The Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners are holding their “Mega Plant Sale”at 68 Division Street in Guelph. There will be a huge selection of plants, including small shrubs, perennials, annual flowers, and vegetables. Rain barrels will also be available. The sale runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There will be a Charity Yard Sale, beginning at 8 a.m. at 360 Smith Street in Arthur. All Proceeds will go to the New Hope Animal Rescue. There will be something for everyone!
The 2nd Annual Perennial Plant Sale will take place at the Dog Park, 930 Glengarry Crescent in Fergus between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. There will be a dog accessory swap, dog treats, and much, much more.
Erin United Church is holding an Alley Sale between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. There will be lots of treasures, as well as many baked goods. The church is located at 115 Main Street in Erin, and everyone is welcome.
St. John's Anglican Church in Rockwood is holding a Giant Garage, Plant, Bake and Book Sale between 8am and noon. The church is located at 112 Guelph Street in Rockwood, right across from Saunders' Bakery.
There will be a Plant Sale with the Guelph Enabling Garden and the Guelph-Wellington Master Gardeners at Exhibition Arena, 68 Division Street in Guelph between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.
The Grand Valley 22nd Annual Duck Day takes place, with great events throughout Grand Valley. The Day begins with an 8 a.m. Community Breakfast, and ends with a 5 p.m. Spaghetti Supper. At 2 p.m., the Duck Race begins, with 3,500 ducks being dropped into the Grand River. Throughout the day, there will be lots of fun, freebies, and prizes for the kids. For more information, please visit www.grandvalleylions.com
The Elora Legion is hosting a Saturday Night Dance, beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets are $12/person, and the music will be provided by Bill Beattie.
The Belwood Lions are holding a Pike Catch and Release Tournament May 27 and 28. There will be prizes for the longest pike caught. Tickets can be purchased at the Belwood Country Market, or by calling 519-787-2383.
The Elora Writer’s Festival will be presenting 5 Canadian Artists for an intimate afternoon of reading, along with a lively Question & Answer session at the Wellington County Museum. The Authors will be Brad Smith, Mary Ann Mulhern, Andrew Westoll, Adrienne Kress, and local Elora Author Rio Youers. Tickets are available at Roxanne’s Reflections in Fergus, the Fergus Grand Theatre’s box office, or at the door on the day of the event.
The Kin Canada Cystic Fibrosis Walk is taking place. Local individuals and groups can support this walk by donating, fundraising, and/or participating. Participants are asked to check in at the Fergus FreshCo at 10 a.m. The walk begins at 11 a.m. along the Trestle Bridge Trail, and it ends with a BBQ lunch. Register at www.cysticfibrosis.ca/walk
There will be a “Food Cycle Ride” at the Elora Public School. Registration begins at 8 a.m.,the ride begins at 9:15, and lunch will be served from 11:15 a.m. - 1:30 a.m. For more information, please call 519-843-4360.
The Erin Lions are holding a “Walk for Dog Guides”, beginning at 12 noon at Centre 2000. There will be dog treats, a raffle, and a BBQ. Everyone is invited to support Canadians with medical or physical disabilities.
The Parent Council of Centre Wellington District High School is holding a presentation for parents and guardians of Grade 8 students called “Helping Your Child Transition to High School”. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. in the high school library. School staff will discuss what you and your child can expect in September and how you can prepare your child for high school.
Once again this summer, Neighbourhoods on the Grand will be running the Tree Inventory to collect data about the local urban forest. Volunteers are needed and no experience is required. Training will be offered on Wednesday, May 31 between 6:30 and 9 p.m. in Elora. Following that, volunteers will work in teams of 2 or 3 at a mutually convenient meeting time. Crews generally work for about 2 hours for 8 weeks during June and July. For more information, call 519-820-7914.
The Grand Valley Lions are rededicating/renaming the Grand Valley Park to the Hereward Women’s Institute Park on Friday, June 30th at 7 p.m. This was a Centennial project spearheaded by the Hereward’s Women’s Institute. Dignitaries have been invited and there will be a short talk before the Official unveiling of the new name plaque.
The Grand Valley and District Horticultural Society is holding a General Meeting and Spring Flower Show at Trinity United Church in Grand Valley, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Willa Wick, and her topic will be “Garden Structures and Companion Planting”. Everyone is welcome.
St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Arthur is holding a Garden Party Celebration in honour of Canada's 150th. The celebration goes between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m, and there will be fun, food, kid's games, and a live band.