Friends Of Ye Olde Towne Hall

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January 23, 2019

Craigactive New Zealand Quilt Trunk show

CraigActive for active retirees is held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from September to May.  Join us at 11:30 am for coffee and social time.  A soup and sandwich lunch (pay what you can, suggested donation is $6.00) is served at noon.  Program begins at 1:00 pm. The trunk show is our chance to learn more about New Zealand and the upcoming quilt festival and the Fiber art Challenge which is new this year.

Each year the tiny village of Ailsa Craig, Ontario hosts an internationally recognized Quilt Festival. The Festival is run by local volunteers and features displays, classes, the gourmet Quilt Café, vendors and demonstrations. Past countries hosted include Russia, Ireland, Great Britain, Africa, France, Israel, Denmark, Holland, Latvia an Iceland. In 2017 the Festival hosted Canada 150 to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. In 2019 we welcome New Zealand! We hope you join us from May 20th-25th and don’t forget to say “Kia Ora” as you join in the fun!

Start: January 23, 2019 11:30 am
Tickets: 6.00

December 8, 2018

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Murder in the Art Gallery: Our annual fundraising dinner is a lot of fun with a great dinner included. Who killed Libby LaBelle, art critic for the influential “Graphic News,”?  Get to meet the suspects at 6:30 pm while enjoying some artistically arranged hors d’oeuvres.  Supper is served and then you will be able to question the suspects.  Remember the three essentials to solving a murder: Means, Motive, Opportunity.  Legion Bar service.

Start: December 8, 2018 6:30 pm
Tickets: 35.00

December 1, 2018

Johnny Cash Tribute Concert

Paul Anthony and his band pay tribute to Johnny Cash like no one else can on Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm. “The World’s Most Authentic Johnny Cash Tribute Show” has a great set list, awesome band, playing all of Johnny’s big hits starting with his earlier songs and going through the decades.  The bands passion for Johnny’s songs is a pleasure to watch.  Each song is accompanied by an anecdote of how the song came about and what year it was from.

Start: December 1, 2018
Tickets: 20.00
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November 23, 2018

Spaghetti Dinner & Lighting of the Lights

Our annual Lighting of the Lights begins at 5:00 pm with a spaghetti dinner, complete with pasta, meat sauce, caesar salad, dinner roll, dessert, coffee, tea.  By donation.  Dinner ends at 6:30 pm

7:00 pm Lighting of the lights.  Join us outside for the lighting of the building and Christmas tree.  The municipal workers will also have the beautiful street lights ready for that night.  Come inside for coffee, hot chocolate and entertainment.

Start: November 23, 2018 5:00 pm

November 17, 2018

Granite Hill BlueGrass

Saturday, November 17, doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30.  Ticket price $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door, Legion Bar service

Granite Hill are: (L-R)
Doug McNaughton-fiddle
Norm Tellier-mandolin
Steve Greer-banjo
Al Draper-guitar
Bill Carson-bass
Gord Devries-resonator guitar
• Norm is a veteran player in bluegrass groups Clean Sweep, Northern City Limits, General Store and the Commercial Bluegrass Band. He is a two-time recipient of the CCBMA “Mandolin Player of the Year” award. Norm sings most of the tenor harmony in the group.
• Al is one of the strongest and best singers in bluegrass today. He brings many years of
experience on guitar and has a passion for music and bluegrass harmony.
• Doug is a master fiddle teacher and contest judge with extensive experience playing fiddle for country acts such as Marie Bottrell and Terry Sumsion.
• Bill has played Bass in bluegrass bands Blackwell Sideroad and Northern City Limits. His strong clear tenor lead vocals add depth to the Granite Hill repertoire.
• Steve has over 40 years experience performing with various artists. He has assisted with 2 studio recordings. Steve’s 5-string style compliments the Granite Hill ensemble.
• Gord was a member of Northern City Limits and Foxtail and is a five-time recipient of the CCBMA “Dobro Player of the Year” award. Gord sings most of the baritone harmony.

Start: November 17, 2018 7:00 pm
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November 16, 2018

Holiday Extravaganza

Nov 16 at 1 PM – Nov 17 at 4 PM
Town wide festivities, sales,stores open late, vendor markets, yummy food and beverage and music in the streets ♥
Save the dates and stay tuned for more fabulous details
At the Crown&Turtle Pub Dram Room- behind the ice cream shop- The amazing replica working train model of Main St Ailsa Craig . This treasure was built years ago and truly needs a permanent home where villagers and visitors alike can enjoy it. Come and see it for yourself during the Holiday Extravaganza. You will be amazed at the detail and labour of love that went into creating this gem!
Start: November 16, 2018 1:00 pm

September 29, 2018

Kiley Joe Masson and Associates

The piano keys are smokin’ hot once Kiley has finished with them.  His skill at the keyboard have audiences crying out for more.  See what we mean on Saturday, September 29 at 7:30 pm.  He has a repertoire of close to 1000 songs from Country to Jazz to 50’s & 60’s Rock and Roll and is an Entertainer in his own rite. He commands the audience’s attention; whether it’s with a heart-wrenching ballad such as “Hurt” or “Hallelujah”, or a piano-pounding rock and roll hit like “Great Balls of Fire”, he’ll leave you wanting more — and there’s plenty of it.  Tickets available at AC Home Hardware.

Start: September 29, 2018 8:00 pm
Tickets: 18.00
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August 25, 2018

cancelled RPR

We regret to inform you that this wonderful concert has been cancelled.  Be on the lookout for their new album: LONGVIEW, which they were going to promote tonight.     RPR (Tanglefoot) first stormed into the Olde Towne Hall last winter, while in the midst of working on their new album. Now they’re back from the UK and a tour that included concerts at the National Centre for Early Music in York, Huntingdon Hall in Worcester and Chippenham Folk Festival, as well as the Canterbury Folk Festival in Ingersoll in July. Come hear songs from “Longview”, their brand-new CD : “Gorgeous harmonies [that] make the hair on the back of your neck stand up…songs that leave you speechless.” (Roots Music Canada)making their second visit to Ye Olde Towne Hall, on Saturday, August 25, at 8:00 pm, tickets 18:00 adv, $20.00 at the door.  Legion Bar Service.  Tickets available at Ailsa Craig Home Hardware and Ticketscene.

Start: August 25, 2018
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August 20, 2018

Summer Camp ages 9 to 12

Ye Olde Towne Hall Summer Arts and Crafts Camps are returning for 2018!
 Ages 4-8 will be July 23-27,
and ages 9-12 will be August 20-24.
Registration will begin July 6 at Ye Olde Towne Hall 9am-4pm and 7-9pm.
Registration forms and $100 fee will be due to confirm your spot
Start: August 20, 2018

July 23, 2018

Camp ages 4 to 8

Ye Olde Towne Hall Summer Arts and Crafts Camps are returning for 2018!
 Ages 4-8 will be July 23-27,
and ages 9-12 will be August 20-24.
Registration will begin July 6 at Ye Olde Towne Hall 9am-4pm and 7-9pm.
Registration forms and $100 fee will be due to confirm your spot
Start: July 23, 2018
Tickets: 100.00