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School Outreach Program: in-house or at school

September 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - June 19, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

For the 2019/20 school year calendar, the Elora Centre for the Arts is offering several Outreach programs to classrooms throughout the Upper Grand District School Board.
These programs are ECFTA Arts Educator guided, in-classroom or in-house (ECFTA) workshops, designed to supoort cirriculum and bring the many unique benefits of art-making to your students. We offer 2 themes, each containing diverse projects, designed to fit into two 50 minute blocks (100 minutes total). There are 8 projects available in total.  The cost is $6 per student, per project, materials included.

To print the full menu of projects (with sample images) click here.

For more information, or to book a workshop please email Judy Anderson, Programming & Arts Educator at frontdesk@ecfta.ca or call 519-846-9698


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Artisan Pop Up Shop

October 1 @ 2:00 pm - December 22 @ 5:00 pm

Our gallery market shop features unique local, handmade and eco-friendly items for home and gifting.  The shop is always transforming and adding new products!  Right now, the shop features artisan designed crafted home decor, hand made home & beauty products & jewelery and sustainable / eco-friendly items and gifts.   To compliment our current exhibition, we also have a selection of well-priced original prints and handmade cards.  The gallery artisan shop is open 6 days a week all summer long! Come see what is fresh, new and creative!

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Neighbourwoods Fall Tree Talk

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Thursday October 17, 2019  from 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Neighbourwoods presents “The Role of Fungi in the Urban Environment” with guest speaker Kyle McLoughlin.

The cost is free for Neighbourwoods members, $5 for non-members.  Everyone is welcome!

Understanding the role trees play in our developing urban landscape is critical. Fungi however are often overlooked, even by the professionals. This talk will discuss the anatomy of mushrooms, the role of a risk assessor in urban forestry management, and the ways fungi can affect trees. Join us to learn more about the role of fungi in maintaining the health of urban trees.

About the speaker: Kyle McLoughlin is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture Ontario Chapter education committee. He has delivered numerous workshops and lectures on plant pathology and the relationship between trees and fungus. Kyle is the owner and Practicing Arborist of Ironwood Arboricultural Solutions, and has practiced arboriculture in Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Neighbourwoods thanks their 2019-20 Tree Talk Sponsor, the Elora-Salem Horticultural Society, for their support.


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Modern Deathcare Expo

October 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The mission of Modern Deathcare Expo is education, empowerment and planning. We are committed to educating the public about the end-of-life options and alternatives that are available and connecting them with these resources. We are dedicated to reclaiming community-centred deathcare whereby families are empowered to enact their own end-of-life care if they choose. We believe in encouraging cultural re-engagement in dying, death and bereavement. We believe that death planning leads to a meaningful and transformational experience.

Our highly curated Vendor Marketplace has alternative deathcare information tables, services, products, and engaging interactive features. Meet your needs throughout the day in our Swan Song Lounge with music accompaniment and an art space for kids and adults alike. There will be high quality local food + beverage vendors that include vegan and gluten-free options. Gather and learn in our Speaker Gallery, unfolding throughout the day on the upper level. Thought-provoking sessions cover green burial, death planning, palliation at home, alternative funerals, care of the body as well as the advocacy and legalities within the modern deathcare movement.

Following the expo, join us under the stars around a fire at 7pm for a guided Fire Ritual. Release, mourn, or celebrate someone while being supported in community. No participation required.

Entry to the Modern Deathcare Expo and Fire Ritual are by donation.

For more information visit http://moderndeathcare.com or email Karry at moderndeathcare@gmail.com


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Elora Lantern Walk

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday October 19, 2019  |  Meet at 7PM at the Tourism Office in Elora


This one hour walk begins at the Elora Tourism Office at 7PM! Costumed characters of 19th century Elora guide you to some of the haunted places along the banks of the Grand River. It includes some songs and poems of the period and stories of people whose spirits inhabit the streets of the village.

The tour will end at the Elora Centre for the Arts.

Family Friendly. Free.

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Tony McManus Guitar Summit Concert

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

13th Annual Guitar Summit Concert featuring Tony McManus, with special guest Ed Gerhard.

Tickets are $25 – on sale while quantities last at the Elora Centre for the Arts gallery shop, The Porch Light Elora, and Shepherd’s Pub.



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Post-Parade Treats: Monster March 2019

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join in the Monster March parade through downtown Elora and end up at the Elora Centre for the Arts for free hot chocolate, cider and treats!  Admission is free to the gallery – everyone is welcome to wander in to see Tim Murton’s art exhibition on display in the galleries

#monstermonth #twilightzoo #elorafergus

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Save Our Water Community Splash!

November 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday November 22 from 7 – 10PM

Join us as we celebrate community!  Everyone is welcome!  Live music by the Middlebrook Band, yummy food & drinks, PLUS Sophie Hogan’s photo & calendar sale!  A special welcome to each of the Water Protectors!

In the galleries at the Elora Centre for the Arts!  This is a free event.  Everyone in the community is encouraged to come on out!

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