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CALENDAR September 2012 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ Dance Registration Dance Aarts Academy

Time(s): 4:30-8:30pm Age(s): 2 to adult Cost: Pricing based on classes taken

Date(s): Wed. Sept. 5 & Thurs. Sept. 6 Dance Aarts Academy - 58 Griffith Rd From ballet to hip hop, beginner to advanced we have a class for you. It’s never too late to learn some new moves and meet new friends. Registration limited - don't miss out on this great opportunity. W: Contact: Kelly Ann Aarts T: 519-655-6814 E: Time(s): Mondays 7:00-8:30 pm Scottish Country Dance Lessons Age(s): Youth 9 years and up and Adults Stratford Scottish Country Dance Group Cost: $20 youth $60 adults for 12 weeks. Youth free if Dates(s): September 10-Dec 3 accompanied by participating adults Stratford YMCA 204 Downie Street Enjoy great music, physical activity and fun this fall--parents, boys and girls together! Scottish or not--everyone is welcome! Open House Sep 17th. Call Carol at 519-272-1398 for more information. Contact: Carol MacDougall T: 519-272-1398 E: W: Time(s): 6:30-8:00 pm Pioneer Clubs Age(s): JK to Grade 5 Elgin Missionary Church Cost: $50.00 (includes handbook & earned badges) Dates(s): Registration Wed, Sept 12, 6:30-7:30 pm, Elgin Missionary Church, corner of Line 36 and O'Loane Active, fun programs where they can learn new skills, earn badges, learn about the Bible, have gym time and make new friends. Runs Wednesdays, Sept 19-May 15 W: Contact: Barb Le Souder T: 519-273-5508 E: Time(s): Sun 1pm Youth; 2:30pm Minifence; Tues: 7pm Adults Fencing Lessons Age(s): Minifence 6-9; Youth 10-16; Adults 17-99 Stratford Fencing Club Cost: Minifence: $60 / 6wks; Youth&Adult: $145 / 8wks; Dates(s): Starting Sept. 16th Recreational $30/mth (experienced fencers) Bedford School, 59 Bedford Dr. Fencing is a safe but exciting sport that engages strategy with physical prowess. We are fully electric and provide all equipment except non-marking sneakers. Join us in September! Contact: Robyn Godfrey T: 519-949-3617 E: W:

Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival Stratford Tourism Alliance Time(s): Friday 21st: 5-8 pm, Saturday 22nd: 9am-4pm, Dates(s): September 21 – 23 Sunday 23rd: 11am -4pm Veterans Drive & Market Square Age(s): 12 years and under Stratford Cost: Children's activities are free. Ontario's premier culinary festival with free activities for children in the Kids Tent, the Farm, the Pond, the Farmers' Market, entertainment and Friday night's Opening kick-off with street food, music and fun for the whole family. Contact: Cathy Rehberg T: 519-271-5140 E: W:

Sprouting Talent Competition Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival Stratford Tourism Alliance Dates(s): September 22, 2012 Savour Stratford Main Bandshell Stage - Veterans Drive

Time(s): 9:00 am - 10:30 am Age(s): Under 13 Cost: Submit a video before September 12

Submit an audition video for a chance to sing in the Sprouting Talent competition during Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival and a chance to win a professional recording. More information at Contact: Cathy Rehberg T: 519-271-5140 E: W: St John Ambulance, 55 Charles St, Stratford What Every Babysitter Should Time(s): 9am-4pm Know Age(s): 11-13 years old St. John Ambulance Cost: $50 Dates(s): Friday September 28, 2012 A one day course offered to children between 11-13 years of age. Emphasis on safety and coping in emergency situations. Handbook and certificate included. Contact: Karen Mahovlich T: 519-271-2290 E: W:

St John Ambulance, 55 Charles St, Stratford Time(s): 9-4pm Age(s): 9-11 years old Cost: $50 This program prepares children for the important step of staying home alone. Being home alone can be an uncomfortable and unsafe situation without some basic skills. Those safety, first aid, and comfort skills are covered in this course through interactive games and role playing. W: Contact: Karen Mahovlich T: 519-271-2290 E: Judy's School of Dance (SE corner Rd. 111 and Hwy. 7 & 8) JUDY'S SCHOOL OF DANCE Time(s): Monday to Friday, see free class times below REGISTRATION Age(s): Ages 4 - Adult Judy's School of Dance Cost: Varies - FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASSES! Dates(s): September to May Lessons Step dancing: children - week of Sept. 10 adults: Thurs, Sept. 13 @ 6:30 pm; clogging: Thurs, Sept 13 @ 7:00 pm; ballroom: Sun, Sept. 16 @ 2:00 pm. Contact: Judy Waymouth T: 519-271-9603 E: W:

Home Alone

St. John Ambulance Dates(s): Friday September 28, 2012

Music for Young Children - piano lessons Music for Young Children Times: Call for schedule of visit Website Ages: 3-9 years with parent participation; adult classes Date(s): Starting in September Stratford Cost: Call for details or visit Website Music for Young Children is the only child-centred learning system integrating keyboard, creative movement, rhythm, ear training, singing, sight reading, theory, and composition, Contact: Brenda Horst T: 519-271-7535

E:; or Kelly Simard T: 519-273 3973 E:

Location varies from season to season Time(s): varies Perth County Information Network/Stratford Age(s): 0-6 and families Public Library Cost: free Dates(s): Vary week by week Family fun with early literacy for babies, toddlers and preschoolers. Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and more. Check the PLOW W: for upcoming s and times when PLOW returns this fall to a community near you. Contact: Trish MacGregor T: 519-271-0220 E: W:

Public Library on Wheels (PLOW)

2547 Perth Line 43, Stratford Time(s): Please contact Age(s): 4 - 84 Thistledown Equestrian Centre Cost: Please contact Dates(s): Please contact English riding lessons on well-schooled horses. Thistledown has indoor and outdoor riding areas to make your lessons fun and educational, all year round. PA Day Camps. Check our Website. Contact: Ellen Redden T: 519-625-8035 E: W: Gallery Stratford 54 Romeo St South, Stratford Fall Art Classes & PA Days Time(s): After School and Weekends Gallery Stratford Age(s): 2 and up Dates(s): September - December Cost: $35- $95 Start your fall in a creative way by registering for a Gallery Stratford art class. Painting, Drawing, Multi-Media - something for everyone! Register On-Line - Contact: Peg Dunnem T: 5192715271 x23 E: W:

English Riding Lessons and Day Camps

Kick Start Your Job Search & Career Plans Conestoga Career Centre Time(s): M, T, Th, F: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm; W 8:30 am- 6 pm Dates(s): ongoning Age(s): adults 130 Youngs Street, Stratford Cost: free We can help with: resumes, interview prep, researching training, connecting with employers, success on the job, developing a plan to reach your goals...and MUCH MORE! Get started - drop in! Contact: Erin Law T: 519-271-5700 x7224 E: W:

Girl Guides of Canada Fall Registration Girl Guides of Canada Age(s): 5 yrs to adult Register on-line at Cost: $150.00 - subsidy available Sparks - 5-6 yrs - Tues. & Wed; Brownies - 7-8 yrs - Tues. & Wed; Guides - 9-12 yrs - Mon. & Tues. Pathfinders - 12-15 yrs - Mon. Adult volunteers needed for most units. Contact: Pam Ayres T: 519-273-0494 E: or Rosemary Vail T: 519-393-6594 E: W:

Stratford Volleyball Club House League

Burnside Agriplex, 353 McCarthy Road, Stratford Time(s): 4:30pm - 6:30pm Age(s): 9-14 Cost: $130/season For a fun, non-competitive volleyball experience, join SVC house league on Sunday evenings! For boys and girls ages 9 to 14 years. Register online now at Contact: M.J. Houle T: 519-272-1376 E: W: Time(s): Saturday mornings Acting Classes Age(s): 6 to 13 Great Big Theatre Company Cost: Level 1 - 6-8 yrs $135 for 9 wks Date(s): Oct. to June Level 2 - 9-13 yrs $202.50 for 9 wks Parkview United Church, 470 Ontario GBTC's experienced staff will introduce your kids to stage performance and guide them toward self-expression. Plays, musical theatre, theatre games and more! Register online at: Since 1994! Contact: Lily Small T: 866-864-4282 (toll-free) E: W: Stratford Volleyball Club Dates(s): Sundays starting Oct 21, 2012

Stratford Aces Girls Hockey is looking for Players for the 2012/13 Season OFFERING HOUSELEAGUE AND TRAVEL LEVELS WHY CHOOSE  GIRLS  HOCKEY?   Play and learn with your girl friends in a fun and challenging atmosphere. Free Skill Clinics available to all players and goalies at both Houseleague and Travel levels. All Houseleague players have the opportunity to play in two tournaments per year.

We offer an easy payment plan and competitive pricing at all levels. Register online  now.  Travel  team  tryouts  begin  Sept   8th  and  the  Houseleague  season  begins  Oct  1st.   visit  us  at