Centre Wellington Culture Days September 28-30 2012

Received this in my mailbox and thought I’d share it with you!

Hello culture lovers!

Culture Days are almost here!  September 28,29, 30th   Centre Wellington will be hosting its first annual Culture Days event, celebrating the rich and unique place we call home with a CULTURE CRAWL PASSPORT.  Culture Days is a national phenomenon designed to celebrate cultures’ contribution to healthy and vibrant communities.  It connects the public with the creators in fun and engaging environments.  All events are free (unless otherwise noted) and will run rain or shine.

Sign saying "Welcome to Historic Downtown Fergus - est. 1833"How does it work?

Simple, really.  Get your passport; spend the weekend/ a day/ a couple of hours tripping around the township enjoying the stops and experiencing Centre Wellington culture; have you passport stamped…and with 4 or more stamps enter your passport for a draw to win a great prize. Yes, that simple, that great!  I have also attached a poster with details (and please feel free to post)

Where can I get a passport?

Culture Crawl Passports are available at all Centre Wellington libraries; Sportsplex; Civic Centre; Tourist Information Centre; Chamber of Commerce; Elora Centre for the Arts; Fergus Grand Theatre; Wellington County Museum & Archives; and at the events during Culture Days.

What events are featured?

CULTURE DAYS – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS – SEPTEMBER 28, 29, 30th

FRIDAY 28th        
  8:30a-8p Centre Wellington Sportsplex
550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus
Stop by and see what the Sportsplex has to offer both indoors and out.
  10a-5p Elora, Fergus & Aboyne Libraries
www.wellington.ca/en/discover/branchlocations.asp
Visit your local libraries and see what they have planned for October’s Public Library Month.
SATURDAY 29th
  9a-1p Elora Farmers’ Market
Bissell Park, East Mill Street Elora
Celebrate the market and Rural Romp with amazing vendors, live entertainment and Mennonite buggy rides.
  10a – 3p Aboyne, Elora, Fergus Libraries
www.wellington.ca/en/discover/branchlocations.asp
Visit your local libraries and see what they have planned for October’s Public Library Month.
  10a-5p Elora Fergus Studio Tour
various locations – map at www.elorafergusstudiotour.com
Check out the artists in their studios and witness the art come alive first hand.
  10a-5p Minarovich Gallery
75 Melville Street, Elora
Enjoy a sneak peek of the Studio tour artists’ work in the Minarovich Gallery at the historic Elora Centre for the Arts.
  11a–3p Heritage Centre Wellington
75 Melville Street, Elora
Nestled in the Harris Room at the Elora Centre for the Arts, Heritage Centre Wellington will be showing videos and answering your heritage questions.
  11a-4p Fraberts Fresh Foods
105 Queen Street West, Unit 3, Fergus
Drop in for a sampling feast.  Try new foods; celebrate downtown business and our rural roots in the historic Fergus Marketplace.
  1130a-4p Centre Wellington Sportsplex
550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus
Stop by and see what the Sportsplex has to offer, indoors and out.
  12-3p The Grand 92.9
198 St. Andrews St. W. Suite 200, Fergus
Live performances; open mike (that’s right, you, live on the air) and tours.
  12-4p Wellington County Museum & Archives
0536 Wellington Rd 18, Aboyne
An amazing stop on the tour – check out the indoor exhibits, heritage gardens, 1877 barn and more.
  2 – 4p Tom Sawyer in Templin Gardens
244 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus
Witness a scene from Elora Community Theatre’s upcoming play – Tom Sawyer, live on the banks of the Grand River.  Performances at 2, 230, 3 and 330 pm.  Live music and a question and answer will follow each performance.
  4 – 5:30p Elora Festival Singers at the Fergus Grand Theatre
244 St. Andrew St. W, Fergus
Watch the Singers in action as they practice in the beautifully refurbished Fergus Grand Theatre.  Take advantage of an opportunity to ask questions.
  5p Older Voices Taverns & Temperance Walking Tour
Meet at Shepherds Pub, 8 Mill West, Elora
A stimulating one hour walking tour of Elora’s taverns of yesteryear followed by a nibble and chance to engage with your walking tour hosts at Shepherds Pub.   2 for 1 tour special, 1st person is $5, 2nd is free.
SUNDAY 30th
  10a-5p Elora Fergus Studio Tour
various locations – map at www.elorafergusstudiotour.com
Get up close and personal with artists in their studios – witness the art come alive first hand.
  10a-5p Minarovich Gallery, Elora Centre for the Arts
75 Melville Street, Elora
Enjoy a sneak peek of the Studio tour artists work in the historic Elora Centre for the Arts inviting Minarovich gallery.
  1130a-4p Centre Wellington Sportsplex
550 Belsyde Avenue, Fergus
Stop by and see what the Sportsplex has to offer, indoors and out.
  12-4p Wellington County Museum & Archives
0536 Wellington Rd 18, Aboyne
An amazing stop on the tour – check out the indoor exhibits, heritage gardens, 1877 barn and more.
  1–3p Heritage Centre Wellington
75 Melville Street, Elora
Nestled in the Harris Room at the Elora Centre for the Arts, Heritage Centre Wellington will be sharing their videos and information.
  2-4p Wellington Artists’ Gallery
6142 Wellington Rd 29, RR#4 Fergus
Kid Fest –art workshops for children (dress to be creatively messy) plus enjoy the gallery and sculpture garden (gallery open 10a-5p).
  4-5p Culture, Concert & Cake with Janice Howie & Nick Gush
Suncor Corners, Mill & Metcalfe, Elora
Surrounded by amazing public art, be mesmerized by the musical ability of this Scottish duo in a beautiful green space in Centre Wellington.  Plus there will be cake!

 

So mark your calendars and pack your bags.  Looking forward to seeing you tripping around town.

Don’t forget to tell your friends!

Nardo

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