Culture Days

Culture Days

  1. September 28, 2018 to September 30, 2018

The national annual event invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture through free, hands-on, interactive activities that allow you to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in your community!

Various Locations and Times in Minto

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FRIDAY Breakout Box
Breakout of boredom at the library! Work together to solve intriguing puzzles and unlock the Breakout Box. Can you do it before time runs out? Please register - All Ages 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM Wellington County Library - Harriston Branch

FRIDAY  Got Rhythm?
Celebrate Culture Days by exploring rhythm in poetry, music and art! Join us for an hour of creative fun. Please register. Grades JK-6 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Wellington County Library - Palmerston Branch

FRIDAY World Music
Celebrate Culture Days by learning about instruments played in different cultures around the worls. Plus, make an instrument of your own! Please register. Grade JK-6 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Wellington County Library - Clifford Branch

FRIDAY Light Painting Photography
Paint the park with light using flashlights and long exposure photography. Learn and try different light painting techniques to capture creative night images of Lion's Park. 'Painters' and photographers welcome! Please bring a flashlight. Photographers should also bring a camera with manual mode and tripod. 6:45 PM - 9:00 PM Palmerston Lions Heritage Park

FRIDAY Books & Brews
Quench your thirst for great reads and cool beer! Sample a trio of craft beers from MacLean's Ales and discover some new books to go with them. The Minto Cultural Roundtable is excited to team up with MacLean's Ales and Harry Stones for this FREE night out. 8:00 PM Harry Stone's-downtown Harriston

SATURDAY Farmers’ Market
Come to the market to enjoy some live entertainment and browse through local produce and artisan products at the peak of harvest time. 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Museum 

SATURDAY Railway Museum
Train & Handcar Rides, Model Railway Set, Tours, Scavenger Hunt, Trivia & Snacks 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Museum 

SATURDAY Musical Make-and-Take
Have you ever played the piano with your thumbs? Celebrate Culture Days by making an African thumb piano and get your rhythm going! Drop in - All Ages 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM Wellington County Library - Clifford Branch

SATURDAY Yoga for Warriors
Dana is a trained yoga instructor who specializes in post traumatic disorders and spiritual yoga. The workshop will take place in the Minto Arts Gallery located in the top floor of the historic Harriston Carnegie Library. Participants will be surrounded by paintings and sculptures created by Dana. There will be a power point presentation on PTSD, brain injuries, yoga and meditation and its benefits to all aspects of our health followed by a yoga practice session. Participants are required to bring their own mat (or pre-order with Dana), wear comfortable loose clothing and bring a yoga block or pillow." 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM Art Gallery

SATURDAY Masquerade Make-and-Take
Celebrate Cluture Days by making a theatrical mask. Drop in - All Ages 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM Wellington County Library - Harriston Branch

SATURDAY Theatre Live Radio Show
The Grey Wellington Theatre Guild has partnered with 88.7 The River, to present good old fashioned Radio Shows for their listening audience. The GWTG has taken it a step further and put this to stage and invite you to enjoy a live taping! This is a rare opportunity to see what happens behind the closed doors of a 1950s-style radio program. Come and see the hilarity and chaos that occurs behind the scenes when a group of “voice actors” work with old fashioned sound technicians and live commercial performers….anything can happen! This event will take place at the Town Hall Theatre, 68 Elora Street S, Harriston on Saturday, September 28th at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, doors open at 7 pm 7:30 PM Theatre (H)

SUNDAY Railway Museum
Train & Handcar Rides, Model Railway Set, Tours, Scavenger Hunt, Trivia & Snacks 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Museum

SUNDAY Learn to Square Dance
Square Dancing is friendship set to music! Join us for a fun-filled afternoon of dancing, friendship and laughter as long time square dancers, Doug & Dorelene Anderson, teach us all to square dance! If you
don’t know how to dance, don’t worry, square dancing is great easy exercise and mental stimulation meant for all to enjoy and is something to do as a couple, individually or with a friend . Wear comfortable shoes and be prepared for fun! 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Community Centre

SUNDAY Apple Picking, Baking & Campfire
We are having a culture days event at our small rural property. We have an organic apple orchard , free range chickens , a few horses and a jersey cow . We are inviting people to come and pick a couple of apples, observe fresh applesauce and pie making if they choose, a bonfire and some star gazing later in the evening. It offers a taste of the pleasures of owning a small rural property , as well as the pleasures of raising your own food . 4:00 PM Jean’s Home (H) 6362 3rd Line, RR #3, Palmerston

SUNDAY Star-Gazing
After the apple-picking and baking, stay at Jean Anderson's for an evening of solar observing and star-gazing. There will be telescopes available as well as astronomical and solar binoculars. A sky tour will take place highlighting objects that you can see right from your own back yard. 6:00 - 9 PM Jean’s Home (H) 6362 3rd Line, RR #3, Palmerston