Thursday, November 27, 2014

Whatcha doin' Friday night?

There is plenty to see and do every Fourth Friday in Guelph. Here's what's happening Friday, November 28. Immerse yourself in arts and culture!

A Variety of Art Quilts by Joan Hug-Valeriote 
10 Carden Street, 79 pm
See quilts that fit into the category of Art Quilts, intended to decorate your walls instead of your beds. Free!

Two new exhibits and a musical performance
Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street). 59 pm. Free admission.

  • Saints Preserve Us! - an exhibition of Debbie Thompson Wilson’s miniature paintings and icons of saints who have lent their names to Guelph’s churches, schools, streets and organizations – past and present. 
  • Deck the Halls: A Victorian Christmas - experience the sights, sounds and activities of Christmases long ago.
  • Guelph-based musician and guitarist, Edward Szocinski, performs at 7 and 8 pm

Friday Night Knit-In with Ash Kearns 
10 Carden Street, 7 – 8:30 pm 
The Friday Night Knit-In unites knitters of ages and levels!  Maybe you learned to knit long ago and have forgotten how, or you could be a complete beginner. Local knitwear designer and teacher Ash Kearns will demonstrate the basics of knitting and be available for knitting assistance. Yarn and needle are provided. Come for a knitting break, to get knitting help, to teach someone to knit or learn to knit with a new friend! 

GuelPhonography Photo Exhibit
Atmosphere Cafe + etc (24 Carden Street), 7-10 pm
See the top 20 phone photos from this year's GuelPhonography contest printed on aluminum, wood or plexi-glass. This will be one of your last chances to see the exhibit... it closes November 30! 

Luis Jacob: Big Ideas in Art and Culture Lecture
Musagetes (6 Dublin St. S), 7 pm
Artist, writer, and curator Luis Jacob will talk about how artists work within a city to engage with local complexities. How do we bridge the relationship between the global city and this place we call home? More information.

Rachel Albano Abstract Art Show - Opening night
Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street), 6–8 pm    
Visit for information on Rachel’s art. 

So You Want to Learn a Language? 
10 Carden Street – The Study (2nd Floor), 7 – 8 pm
Ever wanted to learn a language? This workshop by Dillon March will discuss how to learn a language, different programs available, and your learning style. Fee: Pay What You Can.

Whimsical Wire Art Workshop
Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Road S), 5–8 pm
In this hands-on workshop you'll make a Christmas ornament, bubble wand necklace, bookmark or a piece of jewellry using wire and beads. All materials are supplied and suitable for all ages. Free!

About Fourth Fridays

Fourth Fridays are artistic happenings and cultural events that take place at different locations in Guelph every fourth Friday of the month. Events are organized around the city for people of all ages to come together in the celebration of the creative, neighbourly, interesting and welcoming vibe of the city of Guelph. Come, join the crawl and discover the secret corners and receive new inspiration while participating in the unique creativity and community of Guelph! For more information visit

Monday, November 24, 2014

More About All Around Health -- New Horizons, Episode #18 11-24-2014

the book nook at Evergreen Seniors Community Centre
is full of more activities than just books!

Hey Good Looking!  What you got cooking?  Today's entire program "More About All Around Health" was put together at CFRU's mobile studio while set up at Evergreen Centre in the book nook.  Are you into just doing the activities that you can do, because you can?


In this show, we hear from Marg, the Chairwoman of the advisory committee for the GWSA's Community Support Services Division and a founder of the GWSA's Feeling Better Eat Well Nutrition program, that follows best practices identified while in her professional academic career as a Dietitian at the University of Guelph.

All photos by Ross Knechtel
(except this one taken of the photographer/interview
We also hear from Ross K who shares his past personal struggle with mental health and shares helpful info on a Mood Disorders Group in Guelph.

Then, we hope you will excercise your right to enjoy all kinds of music, as Ivor spins us some country music tunes, with a special focus on Hank Williams.  We have aplogized to Ivor that the audio hardware settings were not  If you listen in the archive, this is the playlist:
Showtime 9:23, Log #22, Alan Jackson & George Strait, Murder on Muis Row, Album Title?
9:29 Hank Williams, Hey Good Looking
Hank Williams, Your Cheatin Heart
9:38 Kawliga


Pierre shares some thoughts on being 85 years old and then we are in discussion with Kim Wilson about her future digital storytelling project and past involvement with the older adult strategy created for Guelph.


Monday, November 10, 2014

The Entertainment Episode, New Horizons Radio 11-10-2014 9am

Please take note of the upcoming event, the New Horizons Band "Open House" on Dec 4th at 10:30am.

On New Horizons radio this morning on CFRU at 9am, we bring you 3 segments from the mobile studio about entertaining activities, and how they contribute to good health.  You can listen back to the entire program in the archive.

In this 36 min segment posted above, you'll hear how the New Horizons Band Guelph provides a fun and informative music experience for adults who have little or no musical experience, have been musically inactive for a period of time or simply enjoy making music.  Hear how you can learn in a friendly, supportive environment with a focus on brass, woodwind and percussion instruments.
photos Ross Knechtel

The new New Horizons Band session in Guelph starts Thursday mornings in January 2015!

Credits for this episode include Ross Knechtel on photos, main board tech, and help with at least on-air interview taping. Our thanks as well to guests New Horizons Guelph leader Brent Rowan, and participants Terry Gillespie, Burla ? and Terry Peach.   The three musical segments heard in this radio sharing are from youtube clips of previous performances by this local group!

We appreciate all the radio show and participant feedback we've received, and, will at least try and reintroduce our guests in future long form interviews, ha.  Some of the clips in this show segment, leave something to be desired in terms of the sound quality, because we are still learning how to use all the equipment, including the portable recorders!  Care to help out? Just email kim(at)

Had you already known that New Horizons Band is an international organization?  Our town is so lucky to already have a program running.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Get your art on in Guelph this week and beyond

Yesterday at Skyline Pop-Up Gallery. (Behind @gustomanno's new patio!) #guelphonography #VictoryArtCrawl
Photo by Mary Calarco, part of the GuelPhonography exhibit currently on display at Atmosphere Cafe + etc

GuelPhonography Meet & Mingle

Thursday, November 6, 8:30 - 10 p.m.
Atmosphere Cafe, 24 Carden St.

Join the GuelPhonography team for complimentary snacks, $6 martini specials, and $4 Welly pints, Meet and mingle with the people behind the pictures that make up this year's exhibit. Let the team know you're coming.

Opening Reception: Icons and the Iconic

Friday, November 7, 7-9 p.m.
Guelph Civic Museum

A quarterly juried art show presented by the Museum in partnership with the Guelph Arts Council.

Opening Reception: Nature Heals Photo Exhibit

Sunday, November 9, 2-5 p.m.
Flo Studio, 260 Waterloo Ave.

60 of the best photographs by young nature photographers in the Focus on Nature program. Many of the photographers will be in attendance. Please RSVP if you'd like to attend. The exhibit will be on display until December 9, then the photos will be hung throughout the Guelph General Hospital to forever brighten the lives of patients, visitors and staff alike. Visit Focus in Nature's website for more information including exhibit hours.

ACE Silent Art Auction

until November 15
My Gallery, 117 Wyndham St N (inside Wyndham Variety)

50 art pieces on 6 x 12" wood panels donated by Guelph area artists using the theme of "Space" as their inspiration. A fundraiser for Art for Children's Education (ACE) View and bid on art at My Gallery or online

Monday, November 03, 2014

More from Evergreen Senior's Community Centre...

Have you ever visited Evergreen?
all photos Ross Knechtel

 CFRU's mobile studio continues to reside at Evergreen this month.  What a fantastic place!  Have you ever visited?

The segment (posted above) that we had submitted for the New Horizons broadcast Monday, November 3rd is from Mike Rooke, who doesn't just talk poker, but shares details as well of the upcoming variety show.  I hope you can find 13 minutes to give him a listen!

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.