Friends Of Ye Olde Towne Hall

Calendar of Events

Event List Calendar

December 10, 2019


Craigactive for Active Retirees

Merry Christmas.  We celebrate the season with Ruby’s famous lasagna, Caesar salad, dinner rolls, and dessert (suggested donation is 10.00).  Arrive at 11:30 for coffee and to catch up with friends.  Lunch is served at noon.  This week we are showing a Christmas movie for you to enjoy.  Craigactive is for active retirees, or anyone who has the afternoon free.

Start: December 10, 2019 11:30 am

December 7, 2019


Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

Start: December 7, 2019 6:30 pm
Tickets: 35.00

November 30, 2019


Rant Maggie Rant Christmas Concert

Nothing says Christmas like a good jig. Or a lively reel. Or a foot-stomping, eclectic mix of internationally inspired Celtic music.  Rant Maggie Rant returns to the Hall  for its Frost and Fire concert, an event that’s becoming a holiday tradition.  “I think Celtic music lends itself very well to this season because of its connection to hearth and home, and kitchens and kitchen parties,” said Glen Dias, frontman for the Stratford-based trio.

Owing to its agrarian roots, Celtic culture is also closely linked to the seasons, the solstices and the equinoxes, he noted, and that’s a big part of the appeal of Celtic music at Christmas time.

Start: November 30, 2019 8:00 pm
Tickets: 20.00
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November 26, 2019


Craigactive – Mark Moran from Daytripping

We are pleased to announce that Mark Moran, publisher of Daytripping “The Biggest Little Paper in Canada” will be our special guest speaker.  Southwestern Ontario is the ideal spot for day trips and nothing is more helpful than picking up a copy of Daytripping to plan the route.  CraigActive, for active retirees starts at 11:30 am for coffee and social time.  A soup and sandwich lunch is served at noon.  The program starts at 1:00.  Suggested price for lunch is 7.00 or pay what you can.

Start: November 26, 2019 11:30 am

November 22, 2019


Lighting of the lights

Ho ho ho, every year we like to share the festive season with the community by lighting the hall and Christmas tree between the hall and the church.  Join us at 7 pm outside for the Lighting of the Lights, then move inside to share some hot chocolate, cookies and entertainment.  This year the dance troupe have planned a lovely performance for you to enjoy.  As always we conclude the evening with a carol sing and if we sing loud enough we may receive a visit from jolly old Saint Nick himself.

Start: November 22, 2019 7:00 pm

October 19, 2019


Granite Hill Bluegrass

Granite Hill, London’s Bluegrass phenom, combines the award winning talent of some the best pickers in the area with traditional tunes you love to hear.  With: Doug McNaughton-fiddle, Norm Tellier-mandolin,  Steve Greer-banjo,  Al Draper-guitar, Bill Carson-bass, Gord Devries-resonator guitar.

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 our one of the strongest and best singers in Bluegrass today. He brings over 40 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: October 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Tickets: 15.00
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October 8, 2019


CraigActive for Active Retirees

CraigActive is for the newly retired, on the go kind of people.  It is a fun social time for anyone who has a free afternoon. Join us for coffee or tea at 11:30 am.  A soup and sandwich lunch (suggested donation $7.00) is served at noon followed by a movie.  This months movie is:  Andre is a 1994 American comedy-drama film starring Tina Majorino about a child’s encounter with a seal. It is an adaptation of the book A Seal Called Andre, which in turn was based on a true story. It was shot in Vancouver and Mississippi

Start: October 8, 2019 11:30 am

September 14, 2019


Annual Barbecue

Join us for a burger or hot dog at our annual bbq.  Pay what you can.

Start: September 14, 2019 11:30 am

July 29, 2019


Summer camp ages 9 to 12

Summer arts and crafts camp for older kids.  Come and enjoy the fun that Shae-Lyn and the volunteers have planned for you.  Registration starts now.  Fee is $100.00.

Please contact Shae-Lyn at:  ailsacraigsummercamp@gmail.com  Time is 9 am to 4 pm all days.

Start: July 29, 2019

July 22, 2019


Summer Camps ages 4 to 8

We are going to offer summer camps again this year, the only criteria is that you like to have fun and experience some of the arts.   Ages 4 to 8  July 22 to July 26.  Registration starts now. Fee $100.00 per child.  Please contact Shae-Lyn at:  ailsacraigsummercamp@gmail.com                                           Time is 9 am to 4 pm all days.

Start: July 22, 2019