Calendar of Events
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WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR 5th ANNUAL
GET READY FOR CHRISTMAS EVENT
SATURDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2018 - 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
The Lanark District Museum is hosting Canada Day Trivia Contest at the Lanark & District Museum. Fun for all ages. The winner will receive a gift basket and free admission for a family of four. Regular admission to the museum is by donation.
Members of the Almonte Artists & Area Association, the 4A's, will be exhibiting their art for the month of January at the MERA School House in the Dean Hall Gallery. The display will include a wide range of talented work of oils, watercolours, acrylics, quilt art and more. The nine participating artists are Greg Beamish, Karen Burton, Laurel Cook, Nancy Deschenes, Nancy Jenkins, Laurette Lafleur, Ilona Monahan, Anne Roxburgh, and Nadine Sculland.
The Association is well known for its annual event Art in The Attic in Almonte which was established more than 25 years ago. For information about each artist see www.almonteartintheattic.wordpress.com.
MERA is located at 974 Concession 9A in McDonalds Corners. The gallery is admission is free, but donations are always appreciated. For opening hours please check the website at www.meraschoolhouse.org or email email@example.com.
Date: Jan 5, 2019, 7-9 PM
Location: MERA Schoolhouse, McDonald's Corners
Contact: Helen Mogford, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook: MERA - McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts
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Contact: Bob Mingie 613-256-7881 or email@example.com
McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts (MERA) is proud to have Richard Hutton & Barb Sohn for our February Art Exhibition in Dean Hall. The vernissage will be held on Sunday February 3rd from 2-4 pm. Everyone is welcome.
On Sunday, February 24th, Tripod, which is comprised of local performers Terry Tufts, Kathryn Briggs and their 16-year-old daughter, Beth, will perform covers and their own material. Together, they weave artistry, humour, wit and melody into moving and memorable performances. . The concert takes place at the MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession 9A, McDonalds Corners, and run from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Tickets are available on-line at Ticketsplease.ca, or by telephone, 613-485-6434, and can be picked up at the door. Kids under 16 are free with a paying adult.
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The March Art Exhibition at MERA will feature the Lanark Life Learners. Please join us for the vernissage on Sunday March 3rd at 2 pm in Dean Hall. MERA is located at 974 Conc. 9A Dalhousie in McDonalds Corners. The exhibition will be up all month, so please stop by. Open hours can be found by visiting www.meraschoolhouse.org or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
On Sunday, March 17th long-time folk musician, James Keelaghan, will head up the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations at the Schoolhouse. Over his long career, James has presented concerts across Canada and internationally, with upcoming concerts in the United States in February, and Denmark and Ireland in September. . The concert takes place at the MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession 9A, McDonalds Corners, and run from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Tickets are available on-line at Ticketsplease.ca, or by telephone, 613-485-6434, and can be picked up at the door. Kids under 16 are free with a paying adult.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24, 2019
Lanark Civitan Hall
2144 Pine Grove Road
The Men of the Clyde accompanied by Bev Ferlatte Memory Lane - Heather Johnston, Jack Greer, Mark Labelle, Grant McFarlane, Leo Scissons Joyce Lemke's Land 0' Lake Country Cloggers The Mansons & more
Silent Auction, Door Prizes, Refreshments
Tickets: $10.00 613-259-5288 or 613-259-2201
Join us for a great afternoon and support your local Museum
Easter Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
Sunday, April 14th is the celebrated and accomplished singer-songwriter, Oh Susanna. Performing since 1996, this Canadian songstress has released eight critically acclaimed albums. The concert takes place at the MERA Schoolhouse, 974 Dalhousie Concession 9A, McDonalds Corners, and run from 2:00 - 4:30 pm. Tickets are available on-line at Ticketsplease.ca, or by telephone, 613-485-6434, and can be picked up at the door. Kids under 16 are free with a paying adult.
Freda Fournier 613-267-2491 or email@example.com
Mother's Day Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
The Middleville Museum invites you to an Opening Tea on Sunday May 19 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. The museum is located at 2130 Lanark CON 6D. Visit middlevillemuseum.blogspot.com for more information
Who knew that Anders Carson, the jovial, super efficient postmaster at the Lanark Post Office was an internationally-published poet who is just returned from Los Angeles and the launch of his fourth book of poetry, Unfortunately, Thanks for Everything.
Anders will be reading from his books and autographing his newest book at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners on Sunday, May 26th at 3:00 pm. His reputation is that he is a born performer, making admiring audiences thrill through his presentation of his humorous, melancholic and thoughtful poems. Admission is free, although a donation of non-perishable food for the Lanark Food Bank is encouraged.
Anders explains, "I started writing in my teens. I didn't publish my first poem until in my twenties. I started sending to places all around Canada and US. I was fortunate that 6 months after sending I had my first poem published.” Now, it has become his passion.
Published under his professional name, T. Anders Carson has had his poems published in 37 countries, including translations into French, Greek, Japanese and Swedish. He is a Helene Wurlitzer Foundation Fellow, a very prestigious accolade.
Anders has read his poetry from Los Angeles to London, England, including stops in Cairo, Paris, Stockholm and Swansea, England.
In his non-literary life, he is a former Municipal Councillor, a mail deliverer in Copenhagen on a bicycle, and he excels as a coach in both badminton and soccer.
Anders reading is a unique opportunity to see an outstanding literary talent strut his stuff.
The members of the MERA Arts Circle will be holding a vernissage of their recent paintings at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners on Saturday, June 1st from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The showing of the paintings will continue at the Schoolhouse until June 30th. Please check the MERA website meraschoolhouse.org for times when the doors are open for viewing.
A number of the paintings will be for sale, with part of the proceeds going to MERA to support the on-going operation of the organization. But do come just to see what they have accomplished this year.
The MERA Arts Circle is a collection of amateur painters who meet regularly to take mini-workshops, share information and techniques, and support one another in their many artistic endeavours. The group meets on Friday mornings, and new members with whatever art experience are welcome to join them. There is no fee to join, but is open only to MERA members, which is $50 a year for an individual membership. This membership also allows you to partake of the many other programs at MERA ranging from pottery, stained glass and fibre arts.
So please come to see the McDonalds Corners Farmers’ Market at MERA, and visit the opening of this exhibition. Most of the artists will be present to celebrate with you the joy that is the artist’s life.
MERA is located at 974 Conc 9A Dalhousie, in McDonalds Corners.
Father's Day Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
Celebration of the MERA Award of Excellence in Fine Arts and Fine Crafts
BBQ Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
Featuring evening entertainment & fireworks at dusk) Freda Fournier 613-267-2491 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Highland Line Cemetery is hosting their Annual Memorial Service on July 21 2019 at 2pm
Pizza Party & Annual Bike Rodeo Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
Country Music Festival
Family Movie Night Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
For more information contact 613-259-2036 or email@example.com
Bonnie King 613-267-6670 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lanark Village Santa Claus Parade (Civitan organizes with Lanark Highlands the second Saturday in December at 1:00 pm from 2144 Pine Grove Road, South St to George St., up George St. to Maple Grove School) Bob Mingie 613-256-7881 or email@example.com