Calendar of Events
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WELCOMES YOU TO THEIR 5th ANNUAL
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Jan 5, 2019, 7-9 PM
Location: MERA Schoolhouse, McDonald's Corners
Contact: Helen Mogford, email@example.com
Facebook: MERA - McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts
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Contact: Bob Mingie 613-256-7881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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
Art Exhibition at MERA
Saturday September 7th at 2 pm Vernissage opens for the latest art exhibition at MERA. “Another Side of Us” features the work of MERA’s administrator Trina Conboy and MERAs’s maintenance team David & Patti Jo Wilson. MERA is located at 974 Conc 9A in McDonalds Corners. For hours on when you can see this exhibition please visit our online calendar at meraschoolhouse.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Classical Concert at MERA
Music at MERA is proud to announce the return, by popular demand, of the classical duo of Paul Marleyn, cello, and Frédéric Lacroix, piano, for a September 8th afternoon concert at the MERA Schoolhouse in McDonald’s Corners. This is the first in the 2019 fall line-up of the Blue Jeans Classical Series.
Paul and Frédéric have wowed MERA audiences twice before, bewitching them with joyful pieces, interwoven with sentimental and melancholy gems. Each piece is lovingly played and demonstrates the mastery of their individual instruments. Each of these players have international experience and reputations, and we are very fortunate that they want to return to the intimate venue at the Schoolhouse.
The concert is Sunday, September 8th at 2:00 PM at MERA located at 974 Concession 9A in McDonalds Corners.
Tickets are available at www.ticketsplease.ca and by telephone (613) 485-6434
Family Movie Night Community Pot Luck Dinner from 5-7 pm at MERA in McDonalds Corners
MERA is excited to announce a drumming circle for the whole family, on Sunday, September 29th at 9:30 am. Participants do not need any drumming experience, just their enthusiasm. All drums will be provided. There is no fee but we are asking for donations to MERA.
The drumming leader, William Laurin, has been an active touring drummer and educator for over 15 years. His natural enthusiasm for drumming launched him into a fascinating career in music.
Music at MERA is excited to present the Ottawa-based blues band, JW-Jones for a Sunday afternoon concert. He will be presenting a concert of old standards and new releases which will please both the diehard blues fans and the people new to the blues listening scene. JW-Jones is a JUNO Award nominee, a Recipient of the 40 under 40 Blues Award, A Billboard Top 10 Blues Artist and a Blues Foundation IBC winner. He’s real catch for a concert for music lovers in this area. The concert is Sunday, September 29th at 2:00 PM at MERA located at 974 Concession 9A in McDonalds Corners, ON. Tickets are available at www.ticketsplease.ca and by telephone (613) 485-6434
On Saturday October 5th at 12 pm the vernissage for the latest art exhibition at MERA will be held (runs for a month). The Happy Wanderer features the work of Meed Barnett.
MERA is located at 974 CON 9A in McDonalds Corners. For hours on when you can see this exhibition please visit our online calendar at meraschoolhouse.org or email email@example.com
For more information contact 613-259-2036 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Music at MERA presents Wendell and Wheat on Sunday, October 20th 2:00 pm at MERA located at 974 Concession 9A in McDonalds Corners, ON. Tickets are available at www.ticketsplease.ca and by telephone (613) 485-6434
Sunday, November 3, 2:00 PM Music at MERA presents The Tim Booth Jazz Trio. For over 30 years, Tim and fellow musicians have brought their popular, readily accessible jazz offerings to beginner listeners to jazz affectionados. A new sound for MERA’s music lovers. Tickets available at www.ticketsplease.ca and by telephone (613) 485-6434
On Sunday, November 10th the vernissage for the latest art exhibition at MERA will be held at 2 pm. The “Whimsical World of Emmy” features the work of Emily Wilson.
Emily Wilson is an amazing young woman and artist that lives in McDonalds Corners with her family. She loves to cook, listen to music and doodle in her spare time. Emily attends St. John's Catholic High School and is part of the Without Exception: Exceptional Art from Beautiful Minds program. Since the age of 2, Emily has been part of the Therapeutic Riding Program. The Wilson Family are very active members of MERA and the McDonalds Corners Agricultural Society, you often see Emily out and about at community events lending a helping hand, especially with children’s activities.
Music at MERA presents Valdy, a 2 time Juno winner, on November 14th at 7 pm. MERA located at 974 Concession 9A in McDonalds Corners, ON. Tickets are available at www.ticketsplease.ca and by telephone (613) 485-6434
The 17th Annual MERA Christmas Fair is November 23rd from 9 am to 3 pm at the MERA Schoolhouse located in McDonalds Corners. Come out to support local artisans, have a wonderful treat from the Wizards Café and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Bonnie King 613-267-6670 or email@example.com
On Sunday, December 8th, 2:00 PM Music at MERA presents Trio Corventano. The same talented group of young professional musicians who won everyone’s heart when they performed at MERA last year. Tickets available at www.ticketsplease.ca and by telephone (613) 485-6434
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
On Saturday January 11th, 2020 at 1:00 pm a vernissage for the latest art exhibition at MERA will be held. The Artful Auni features the work of Auni Milne.
Auni is a visual artist living in the Lanark Highlands in Ontario, Canada. When not creating her personal work, Auni works as a graphic designer and illustrator. You can see her professional work at http://www.sumackloft.com
Growing up in an artistic family means Auni has been drawing ever since she could hold a piece of chalk. As a child she spent all her time either drawing animals, outdoors trying to find and pick up as many creatures as she could, or with her head in a book — about animals!
Auni attended a school of Beaux-Arts in France as a youth and became a graphic designer and illustrator as a way to be able to make a living in a way that accesses her creativity. She lives deep in the forests of Lanark County in a newly built hand-crafted log house, surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the local flora and fauna, and is inspired by these to produce drawings and paintings that reflect that beauty.
Auni explores the reality that we humans are merely another species of animal, since she feels it’s important to the future of our planet that we remember our connection to this world of ours, and that we share it with many other animals who are no less nor more valuable than we are.
She works primarily in acrylic, watercolour, graphite, and charcoal.
MERA is located at 974 Conc 9A Dalhousie in McDonalds Corners, ON.