MERA - McDonald's Corners/Elphin Recreation and Arts is a not-for-profit community arts organization operating out of a renovated 1860s Schoolhouse in Lanark Highlands, Ontario. Our mandate is to provide arts and recreation activities for people of all ages in our community. We are the only organization wholly dedicated to community arts in Lanark County and we are partly funded by the Ontario Arts Council. Information here changes frequently so be sure to check back again. Enjoy!
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Every week at MERA
McDonald's Corners Farmers' Market: Saturday mornings 9 am - 1 pm, May 18th to October 12th - Enjoy a latte on the lawn, a sticky bun or a wood-fired pizza, and take home the best from our local food providers and crafters: fresh veggies and baking, farm-raised meat; soap, woodwork, hammocks and more...For more information on the Market please contact Lynne Parks at firstname.lastname@example.org or (613) 278-2739.
The Steady Way is an independently operated cafe at the Farmers' Market all summer.
Fibre Arts Thursdays: Come for tea in the morning (10 am) and bring your knitting, crochet or needlework. Or join us for informal workshops each Thursday afternoon, a different craft each week from many fibre arts traditions. Or do both, and bring a lunch for in between! See Fibre Arts for more details. The morning group meets year-round; the workshops happen from October through May.
Pottery Studio: Group sessions are Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings and Saturdays. Experienced potters may use the studio any time. More info here.
Quilters: meet every Wednesday afternoon, 1-3 pm.
Fitness: several different styles of fitness training and sharing are available at various times of the week and year - try one or all of them! Details here.
Book Club: meets at 7 pm at the Schoolhouse on the first Wednesday of every month from September to June. Anyone who has read each month's book is welcome to join for a lively discussion. If you would like to join the Book Club, please contact Jean Dunning at email@example.com The calendar entries above show the book that will be discussed at each meeting.