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WHALE OF A TALE - EVENING STORY TIME Stratford Public Library Location: NEW!! Stratford Mall (near Winners) Date(s): Monday (not Statutory holidays) Time(s): 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm Age(s): Preschoolers and their families Cost: FREE A drop-in bedtime story time for preschoolers and their families. Join us for stories, songs, puppets and a craft. Sponsored by The Friends of Stratford Public Library. The program moves to the Stratford Mall as of Monday September 13, 2010. Contact: Anne Marie Heckman t: 519.271.0220 x18 e: w: JUDY'S SCHOOL OF DANCE REGISTRATION Judy's School of Dance Location: SE corner rd. 111 and hwy. 7 & 8 Date(s): September to May lessons Time(s): free introductory lessons Step dancing - children - week of Sept. 13th; adults ~Thursday, Sept. 16th 7:30 pm. clogging adults~Thursday, Sept. 16th 8:00 pm. ballroom dancing Sunday, Sept. 19 3:00 pm. Contact: Judy Waymouth t: 519-271-9603 e: w: PIONEER CLUBS Elgin Missionary Church Location: 4192 Perth Line 36, RR #5, Stratford Date(s): Every Wed. Sept 22 - May 18 Time(s): 6:30-8:00 pm Age(s): Junior Kindergarden to Grade 5 Cost: $ 45/ch, less if 2+ ch from family Children learn new skills, earn badges, learn about the Bible, have fun in our gym. Registration date: Wed, Sept 15/10, 6:30-7:30 pm at the church (contact Barb if after the 15th) Contact: Barb Le Souder t: 519-273-5508 e: w: GIRL GUIDES OF CANADA 2010 - 2011 REGISTRATION Girl Guides of Canada Location: Central United Church (Avondale Avenue) Date(s): Wed. September 15, 2010 Time(s): 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Age(s): 5 years old to 17+ years old Cost: $140.00 This registration is for girls of all ages: Sparks - 5&6 years old Brownies - 7&8 years old Guides - 9-11 years old Pathfinders - 12-14 years old Rangers - 15-17+ years old Adults - 18+ Contact: Pam Ayres t: 519-273-0494 e: w: GRADE 7&8 TEEN DANCE City of Stratford - Community Services Department Location: Kiwanis Community Centre Date(s): Sept 24, 2010 Time(s): 8:00 - pm - 11:00 pm Age(s): Grade 7&8 ONLY Cost: $10.00/person Back to school teen dance. Get your tickets at the Kiwanis Community Centre (111 Lakeside Drive). These dances are open to grade 7&8 Students only. 260 tickets available. No tickets at the door. Contact: Jeff Otten t: 519-271-0250 Ext 287 e: w: WHAT EVERY BABYSITTER SHOULD KNOW/HOME SAFETY St John Ambulance Stratford Location: 55 Charles St., Stratford Date(s): Sat. Sep 18 Time(s): 9 to 4 Age(s): recommended 11 Cost: $50 This course will cover babysitting responsibilities with emphasis on safety and coping in emergency situations. Includes work book and certificate. Must be pre registered and prepaid. Contact: Terri Finnie t: 519 271 2290 e: w:

FENCING Excelsior Fencing Club of Stratford Location: Hamlet Public School Date(s): Start Sept 19, 2010 Time(s): 1 pm (ages 9+) and 3 pm (ages 6-8) Age(s): 6-8 (Mini) and 9+ (Full) Cost: 100$ (mini - 6 wks), 125$ (full - 8 wks) Stratford's only licensed fencing club offers youth, adult and Mini-fence programs and classes. All equipment provided and fully electric. Mini-Fence (age 6-8)is with plastic swords introduces the sport. Beginner, competitive and recreational fencing offered in foil, sabre and epee. Contact: Darren Marks t: 519-273-8087 e: w: PA DAY PROGRAM City of Stratford - Community Services Department Location: Rotary Complex - Community Halls Date(s): Friday October 1, 2010 Time(s): 7:45 am - 5:15 pm Age(s): 4 - 13 yrs Cost: $18.00/participant PA Day programs are playground based, and will include games, crafts,skating, outdoor activities and much more. ONLY 30 spaces avaialable. Register at the Rotary Complex. Contact: Jeff Otten t: 519-271-0250 Ext 287 e: w: ENGLISH RIDING LESSONS Thistledown Equestrian Centre Location: 2547 Perth Line 43, Stratford Date(s): Year Round Time(s): Call for schedule Age(s): 5 to 85 Cost: Call for details PA day camps; March Break day camps; summer day camps. Regular riding lessons for all levels on great school horses using Centered Riding Techniques. Just 10 minutes from Stratford. Contact: Ellen Redden t: 519-625-8035 e: w: KIDS PLAY PERTH - WEB SITE FOR KIDS AND FAMILIES IN PERTH COUNTY Date(s): Currently September 1, 2010 Time(s): Ongoing A fun family online resource for kids and families to find out information regarding Perth County events, lessons, registrations and more!Find "Places To Play" at your fingertips! Promotion of your events, lessons, camps and more. Information all in one place. Exciting pages to visit: Prenatal and Baby Page, Birthday Blog,Mini-Adventures, Family related information pages, Trip pages... Contests too! Contact: Tarra Green t: 519-272-9234 e: w: ACTING CLASSES - FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS Playmakers! Theatre School Location: 438 Downie St., Stratford Date(s): Programs beginning in September 2010 Time(s): Afterschool and evening Age(s): 5 years through teens Cost: Varies with the program New friends/new skills - memories to last a lifetime! In-studio and performance programs for all levels of experience. Stratford-based since 1993 - 18 years of excellence in youth theatre. Contact: Susan Kennedy t: 519-274-1525 e: w: MUSIC FOR YOUNG CHILDREN Music For Young Children Location: Stratford Date(s): Register for September now Time(s): Call for details Age(s): 2-9 with parent participation Cost: Call for details Music for Young Children is the only child-centered learning system that integrates keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear training, singing, sight reading, music theory and composition. Discover the JOY of MYC! Contact: Brenda Horst t: 519.271.7535 e: w: STRATFORD SKATING CLUB REGISTRATION Stratford Skating Club Location: Allman Arena Date(s): Tues. September 14 Time(s): 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Age(s): Varies Cost: Varies depending on program Stratford Skating Club skates out of the Allman Arena. Junior, Intermediate and Senior programs. Ice Stage Power Skating School (ISPSS) begins Wednesday, September 15; our Preschool and Canskate programs begin Tuesday, October 12. Registration can be done online:, complete form and mail to the address on form. Contact: Kim Lincoln e: w: