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October 2018

Monster Month Scavenger Hunt (All Ages)

October 1 - October 31
​Elora Public Library, 144 Geddes St
Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
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Drop for a new scavenger hunt every week during the month of October celebrating Monster Month in Elora! October 1 - 31, during branch hours At the Elora Library 144 Geddes St. 519.846.0190

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Twilight Zoo

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT

Tim Murton's creations will be displayed throughout the village.

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Elora Mill Cauldron Cocktails

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm EDT

The Elora Mill is offering two specialty spooky drinks for Monster Month. The drinks will be available throughout the month of October. Details to follow!

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Pumpkin Day at the Elora Farmers’ Market

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Bissell Park, 127 East Mill Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Hosted by Sensational Elora enjoy free Thanksgiving Fun for the whole family! Pumpkin carving, pumpkin judging, pumpkin ice cream, fun games, face painting and great music!

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Batik – The Magic is in you with Ashley Green of the Imagination Station

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Ages 18+ *There is an additional $20 Kit Fee payable to Instructor on day of workshop In this workshop, participants will learn the process of painting with melted beeswax on canvas to create a wax resist pattern. The canvas will then be dyed, and the wax removed to reveal a beautiful batik wall hanging. Batik has its roots in Asia with Indonesia being the most well-known for the art form. The term batik originates from the Javanese words “amba” and “nitik” which…

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Anatomy of The Parlour

October 6 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Largescale Artworks by Tattooist C. Anthon Harris Exchange Gallery

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Sensational Soup Off

October 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Wellington County Museum, County Rd. # 18
Aboyne, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
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Share your flair for soup-making for a great cause! Enjoy a fun-filled day of soup sampling as these super soupers battle it out. Buy one-of-a-kind handmade bowls or glasses donated by local artists.All funds raised go towards combating hunger in our community.

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Once Upon a Midnight Dreary Raven Centrepiece

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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WITH JUDY ANDERSON OF KUKUCAJU Ages 16+ $65 +HST Spend a dark and dreary evening with kukucaju’s Judy Anderson creating your own Poe-inspired chunky-wood raven centrepiece with a blood-red moon. Just in time for Halloween! Buy tickets here

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Let the Games Begin: Monster Edition (Preteens)

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
​Elora Public Library, 144 Geddes St
Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
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From cards to puzzles, checkers to word games, drop by the library for a friendly challenge. At the Elora Library 144 Geddes St. 519.846.0190

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Gothic Blackletter with Wendy Hardy

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Ages 18+ *An additional $5 Kit Fee is payable direct to instructor at first class session for worksheets, handouts, paper and projects. This course is suitable for beginners or anyone wanting to refresh their knowledge. Gothic Blackletter is a formal, technical hand that requires patience and practice. This is a good hand to begin with as it doesn’t require pressure and release techniques or pen manipulation. You will become acquainted with the basic tools as well as the letterforms.  This course includes…

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Family Halloween Activities at the Museum

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Wellington County Museum, County Rd. # 18
Aboyne, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
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October 14 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT Drop in between 1 and 5pm for some spooktacular family Halloween fun.

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Halloween Skeleton Weekend Workshop

October 14 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 14, 2018

Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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WITH TIM MURTON OF TWILIGHT ZOO Ages 16+ $225 +HST *There is an additional $50 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor on first day of workshop Get into the spirit of Halloween this season with Twilight Zoo creator Tim Murton. Spend the weekend celebrating the season, making new friends and building your own strange and spooky life size skeleton from wire and paper. Buy tickets here

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Wordfest

October 18 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Wordfest welcomes storytellers, poets, writers, spoken word artists and listeners to an evening dedicated to the power of the word

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Spirit Walk at the Poor House and Cemetery Walks

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on October 20, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on October 25, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on October 26, 2018 at 8:00am

Wellington County Museum, County Rd. # 18
Aboyne, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
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Meet several characters who lived and worked at the Poor House in the early days. Tour the grounds, cemetery and house, various times. Spirit Walks: October 18, 19, 25, 26. Cemetery Walks: October 19, 20 and 26, 2018.

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Practical Magick Workshop series with Shelley Carter and Stephanie Lines-Toohill

October 19 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDT
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One event on October 12, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on October 19, 2018 at 8:00am

Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Ages 18+ $40 +HST* per workshop *For each of the workshops, there is an additional $25 Kit Fee payable directly to instructor on day of session. Tis the witching season! Get your witch on! Practical Magick is back! This year, Practical Magick will take a closer look at establishing a practice space, setting intentions and journaling. If you’ve been curious about earth-based spirituality, here’s an opportunity to learn more through a series of guided workshops and crafting designed to enhance your practice. Witches…

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Author Visit: Shelly Becker (All Ages)

October 19 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

Join 2018 Forest of Reading author Shelly Becker for an interactive presentation about her latest book, “Even Superheroes Have Bad Days”. Please register.

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Live Bird of Prey Sketching Workshop

October 20 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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WITH JUDY ANDERSON AND SPECIAL GUESTS FROM THE MOUNTSBERG RAPTOR CENTRE Ages 7 – 14 $28 Get up close and personal with a real, live Bird of Prey as your sketching subject! Beginning with a series of warm-up drawing exercises, participants will then produce a finished work using pencils and chalk pastel. In order to maintain a calm environment, class size is limited, and only enrolled participants will be permitted into the studio to observe and draw the Bird of…

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Raptor Photography Session

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Ages 16+ $25 +HST This is a unique opportunity for the avid nature photographer. Mountsberg Raptor Centre staff will have two Birds of Prey onsite in the yard at ECFTA where they will be helping to facilitate photographers in capturing images of these creatures in various states of roosting and flight. In order to maintain a calm environment, only those registered to participate will be allowed on the grounds of ECFTA during the photo session and no pets are permitted…

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Monster Parade

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Join us in the family-friendly, non-motorized Monster March Parade! Rain or Moonshine! NOTE NEW START LOCATION THIS YEAR!!! Please meet at: One Axe Pursuits, 24 Henderson Street. Parade termination: Bissell Park After the parade show off your costume in the Twilight Zoo Zone plus enjoy free hot chocolate, cider, popcorn & fruit treats at the Bissell Park Shelter. Please bring non-perishable or cash donations for our foodbank collected along the route by the Elora Library and Tutu in You.

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Elora Lantern Tour

October 20 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Elora Tourism Centre, 10 Mill St E
Elora, ON N0B1S0 Canada
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Let the past come alive as you meander the historical streets of downtown Elora. Led by two costumed characters from yesteryear, tour meets at Elora Info Centre.

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Fergus Lantern Tour

October 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Fergus Library, 190 St Andrew St W
Fergus, Ontario Canada
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Let the past come alive as you meander the historical streets of downtown Fergus. Led by two costumed characters from yesteryear, tour meets at Fergus Library.

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Story Chasers Book Club: Spooky Edition (Preteens)

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
​Elora Public Library, 144 Geddes St
Elora, Ontario N0B 1S0 Canada
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Join us for discussion and activities featuring your favourite spooky books. We will also be making a haunting Hallowe'en decoration from recycled books. Please register. Thursday, October 25, 4:00 - 5:00 pm At the Elora Library 144 Geddes St. 519.846.0190

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The Dark Garden

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
Elora Centre for The Arts, 75 Melville Street
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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WITH PROFESSOR JONATHAN SCHMIDT AND SHELLEY CARTER Ages 18+ $18 +HST This event is a fundraiser for the ECFTA and space is limited. Botany at its most fascinating!  Learn about the history and uses of the baneful herbs and plants closely associated with witchcraft and used since antiquity for purposes both medicinal and magical. Belladonna, clary sage, datura, foxgloves, hellebores, mandrake, monkshood, mugwort, poppies, rue, tansies, vervain, wormwood, and more will be explored. This seminar is entertaining and informative, but…

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The Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
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One event on October 20, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 26, 2018 at 6:00pm

One event on October 27, 2018 at 6:00pm

Grand River Raceway, 7445 Wellington County Rd. 21
Elora, Ontario N0B1S0 Canada
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Enjoy a delicious, homemade three-course meal as the song and hilarity unfolds in this unique who done it night-out. Grand River Raceway: A Halloween Murder Mystery

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Fergus Fright Night Film Festival

October 26 @ 6:00 pm - October 27 @ 1:00 am EDT

Held at The Goofie Newfie Restaurant & Pub 105 Queen St. W. Fergus Tickets are $20.00 at The Bookery

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Fergus Halloween Haunt Street Walk

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Dress up and walk about the town for tricks, treats and fun activities.

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Haunted Woods Walk

October 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT

Haunted Woods Walk in support of CW Big Brothers and Big Sisters 7:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. 7679 6th Line Ennotville, ON 519-400-4599 for more information. Tickets at the door. $12/adults $7/students over 10 and seniors $3/kids under 10

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Elora’s Monster Mash

October 27 @ 9:00 pm EDT

Elora's Monster Mash is back! The best halloween party you've ever seen is happening on Saturday, October 27th at the Elora Legion Branch 229. Featuring musical acts: Rich Aucoin (Halifax, NS) Royal Castles (Guelph, ON) and local 80's cover band heroes, MixTape! DJ Spenny from Riverfest Elora will be spinning between sets and after the bands are done! Prizes! • Best Costume • Best Group Costume • Scariest Costume • Best Costume From Film Or TV • Most Creative and…

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Fergus Ghost Walk

October 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EDT
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One event on October 27, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on October 29, 2018 at 8:00pm

The Bookery, 191 St Andrew Street West
Fergus, ON Canada
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Lantern Walk and Guided Tour of the mysteries and histories of one of Canada's most haunted villages. Tours start at Downtown Fergus. Call for tickets: Debb Greer - 226.383.2665 or email Adults: $10, Children under 12 FREE

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