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Livestock Niagara 2018 Music and Arts Festival
Livestock Niagara 2018 Music and Arts Festival @ Taps Brewery
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day
The 4th annual Livestock Niagara Music and Arts Festival will be held over three days and will feature 28 bands, 16 artisan vendors, local craft beer and much more! Weekend ($25) and daily passes ($10) are available at This festival is hosted by Livestock Niagara.
6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival
6th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival @ Firemen's Park
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day
Admission is free for seniors (60+) and kids under 12. Over 50 artists and 30 musicians will be featured throughout the weekend. This is THE place to spend the weekend enjoying an incredible array of talent in a variety of mediums of visual and musical arts from Niagara and all across Ontario. There is something for everyone. Everything is free after you pay the admission! The indoor/outdoor festival will house fine art, thought provoking, interactive and intriguing installations, one of a kind works, children’s art zone and interactive workshops. September 14: 6pm – 11pm September 15: 9am – 11pm September 16: 9am – 6pm Including the Friday Evening VIP Gala – 6pm to 7pm – $15 Meet and greet with artists and musicians Exclusive art purchasing opportunities Complimentary glass of wine and appetizers Exciting announcements Entertainment with local favourite Cory Cruise Opening Ceremonies Entertainment with Juno award winning Jazz vocalist Liberty Silver, Nezqwik and Flamenco guitarist John Taylor Over 40 indoor artists – Show and Sale Cash Bar This event is hosted by Niagara Arts Showcase.
The Grimsby House That Paint Built 7:00 pm
The Grimsby House That Paint Built @ St. Andrew's Parish Hall
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm
Grimsby Historical Society Talk and Pie Social The Grimsby House That Paint Built Wayne Mullins – Grimsby Historical Archives 69 Main Street East in Grimsby is a house with a history. Commissioned by American owners, the house was built in a California design in the early 1920’s. In the 1930’s the second family to own the house, who were also American, became the owners of the Grimsby Brick and Tile Works. The house, designed by an eminent architect, appears to have other mysteries. Why was it built in Grimsby? Why the design? And what was the source of the American money? This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Niagara Knowledge Exchange & Community Calendar

Artist Talk: Why We Need Art @ Town of Lincoln Museum & Cultural Centre
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm

Join artist Robin Nisbet in a lively discussion about “Why We Need Art” and how important it is to allow ourselves the time to be creative.

This is a free event, but donations will be taken to help support the St Catharines Art Association’s Scholarship Fund.

This event is hosted by Niagara Shores Artists.

Unity in the Community @ Westview Centre4Women
Oct 5 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Unity in the Community: A place we can ALL call our own

Join the Westview Centre4Women for:

  • Face painting
  • Canadian cuisine
  • Bouncy castle
  • Bones the Dog
  • Music
  • Community agencies

Admission is free. Please bring a non-perishable food donation for the Plentiful Pantry.

Come feel the culture and celebrate with the community. Bring the whole family!

If you would like to represent your community agency at this event or for more information, contact Jane LaVacca (contact information above).

This event is hosted by the Westview Centre4Women.

Niagara Regional Native Centre Traditional Powwow @ Montebello Park
Oct 6 @ 12:00 pm – Oct 7 @ 5:00 pm

Niagara Regional Native Centre is hosting their 6th annual “Nurturing Our Roots” Traditional Powwow on October 6th and 7th, from 12:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day. This free event will take place in Montebello Park (St. Catharines).

Open to all members of the community, this celebration of Indigenous life and culture offers the opportunity to experience traditional drumming, dancing, and knowledge along with a variety of art, food, and information booths for the whole family.

Grand entry occurs at noon on both days. Vendor, sponsorship, and donations are welcome (contact NRNC by phone).

Bring your own folding chair for comfort. This is a drug and alcohol-free event.

This event is hosted by the Niagara Regional Native Centre.

The Niagara Railway Museum @ Carnegie Building
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm

The Niagara Railway Museum Ken Jones – President, Niagara Railway Museum Inc.

The Niagara Railway Museum’s mandate is preserving and promoting the railway heritage of the Niagara region and is located in the former Canadian National Fort Erie diesel shop built in the early 1950’s.

Began in 1994 with an assortment of railroad paper work and photographs, the museum acquired an ex-CP Rail track motorcar and 2 baggage carts in August 1996. The museum collection now includes 12 track motorcars, from the CNR, CP Rail, TH&B and the Chesapeake & Ohio, a small hand operated crane from CP built by Pyke, and 4 lorries used to carry tools and supplies behind the motorcars.

3 models representing the various railway bridges of Niagara Falls were added in 1998 and in April 2006, the museum acquired the last remaining steam locomotive from the Hydro Electric Power Commission’s Sir Adam Beck Generating Station.

Other acquisitions have followed, including railway track tools, various railway signs, lanterns, oilcans, and books on railways throughout the world.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Grimsby at War 1914-1918 @ Mountainview Christian Reformed Church
Nov 8 @ 7:30 pm

Grimsby at War 1914-1918 Ev Page and Linda Bauman – Grimsby Historical Archives

For the past four years volunteers at the Grimsby Historical Society Archives have researched how life in Grimsby changed during the Great War. They have honoured those who served, those who contributed gifts for their comfort and those who kept the farms vibrant.

While many later residents served in the war, the project addressed mainly those who were born or lived in Grimsby prior to and during 1914-1918. One other added research branch focussed on the parents who lived in Grimsby at that time. By linking these criteria more than 400 men’s names were added to the project master sheet.

The presentation will address what life was like for the towns’ people and for those serving on the front line in France and Belgium. Members of the 62 Phantom Squadron Cadets will be the voices of local men as they read their letters from the trenches and hospitals overseas.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited @ Carnegie Building
Jan 16 @ 7:30 pm

Frank Lloyd Wright Revisited Ken and Linda Bauman – Grimsby Historical Society

During a period of 15 years, Ken and Linda Bauman travelled across the United States to tour 40 houses, commercial and institutional structures designed by the American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. Wright’s productive period spanned more than 70 years. His visionary creations were strongly influenced by the natural world and he emphasized craftsmanship while embracing technology’s ability to make design accessible to all.

Ken and Linda revisit some of Wright’s iconic buildings and we learn how many of his creative ideas are reflected in the interior design of our homes and in the architecture of new development in our community.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.

Richard Pierpoint @ Carnegie Building
Feb 20 @ 7:30 pm

Richard Pierpoint: Donna Ford – President of Central Ontario Network for Black History

Donna is a researcher on early Black Settlers who as Runaway Slaves arrived during the Underground Railroad era and settled in St. Catharines and Niagara region.

Richard Pierpoint was a child slave brought from Senegal in West Africa across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States. He became a soldier in the Revolutionary War in the United States and fought in the War of 1812 in Canada. In the latter stages of his life, he was a leader in the community.

Richard Pierpoint served a pioneer in John Butler’s rangers. By 1780 he was stationed with them in the Niagara region and was granted 200 acres of land on Twelve Mile Creek, in what later became Grantham Township.

In 1812 he enlisted in the Coloured or Black Corps and saw action at the battle of Queenston Heights on 13 October 1812 and was also involved in heavy fighting during the siege of Fort George (Niagara-on-the-Lake) on 27 May 1813.

He wished to return to the West African settlement he had left in the hold of a slave-ship some 60 years earlier but instead the old soldier received a location ticket for 100 acres of land in unsettled Garafraxa Township on the Grand River, near present-day Fergus.

In May 1825 Richard Pierpoint completed the settlement duties in clearing and fencing five acres and erecting a house. He probably died in late 1837 – an old African brought by the slave trade to the frontier of settlement in a land he never took for his own.

This event is hosted by the Grimsby Historical Society.


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