Community Events, Activities – Ridgeway, Crystal Beach, Fort Erie Ont

On December 6, 2018

Events and activities seen below are listed solely as a free community service by Trailside. Please note; times, dates and other details posted herein may, on occasion, change at the last minute. It’s always a good idea to doublecheck before heading out.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … November 24-December 24, 2018 … Lions Christmas Tree Sale. Pick out your tree and support a great cause at the same time! You’ll find the Lions Christmas Tree Sale located at the corner of Dominion and Gorham until December 24 unless they are sold out before this date.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 6, 2018 … Greater Fort Erie Community Hub Feasibility Study Focus Group. The purpose of the study is to determine what services, programs and activities could be provided to residents in a single gathering place and where that place should be. The survey can also be accessed on-line (click here). Hosted by Crystal Ridge Library – Community Room from 2:30-4:00, 89 Ridge Rd.S., Ridgeway.

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Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … December 7, 2018 … Kid’s Karaoke at Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex. All ages are welcome to come and sing along to any song you choose. Kid’s Karaoke runs from 6:00-9:00pm. Bell Tower Community Arts & Entertainment Complex is located at 575 Central Ave, Fort Erie.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Crystal Beach Ont … December 7, 2018 … Harry’s Mug Free Social Night. Hosted by Crystal Ridge Community Church from 7:00-9:00pm, this free social night for adults features card games, board games, snacks, coffee and is held on the first and third Friday of each month. The church is located at 241 Elmwood, Crystal Beach.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 7, 2018 … One Stop Christmas Shop 2018. Be sure to stop by John Brant Public School during the Downtown Ridgeway Spirit of Christmas Festival. Browse through gift ideas, stocking stuffers, vendors, crafters and more. The One Stop Christmas Shop is open from 5:00-9:00pm. John Brant Public School is located at 143 Ridge Rd.N., Ridgeway.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 7 & 8, 2018 … Downtown Ridgeway Spirit of Christmas. Celebrate the holiday season’s sights, sounds and small town atmosphere that is Christmas in Historic Downtown Ridgeway. We’ll have Christmas lights, school choirs, carriage rides, a beautiful Winter Wonderland display at Trailside, photos with Santa, Fort Erie Arts Council Christmas Art Market, One Stop Christmas Shop at John Brant PS, Breakfast with Santa at the Legion, Christmas shopping & more. Oh, and while you’re here, please be sure to visit our fantastic shops & boutiques. See you soon!!

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 7 & 8, 2018 … FEAC Christmas Art Market. The Fort Erie Arts Council will be presenting a Christmas Art Market in celebration of Historic Downtown Ridgeway’s ‘Spirit of Christmas’ festival. Stop by the FEAC Hub for Holiday Season gift giving options for creative spirits: greeting cards, small works, prints, one of a kind originals, children’s art gift packages, gift certificates and a few surprises will be available. The FEAC Christmas Art Market takes place from 5:00-9:00pm (Dec.7th) and 10:00am-4:00pm (Dec.8th). The Hub is located at 264 Ridge Rd.N., Downtown Ridgeway.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 8, 2018 … Breakfast With Santa. Historic Downtown Ridgeway celebrates the holiday season with our annual ‘Spirit of Christmas’ Festival December 7&8th. Among the many activities such as school choirs, carriage rides, displays and lights is a perennial highlight for the kids – Breakfast With Santa! Hosted by the Ridgeway Legion, everyone gets to enjoy a $5 breakfast and visit with Santa – just to make sure he hasn’t forgotten what’s on your Christmas list. Breakfast With Santa takes place from 8:00-noon. The Ridgeway Legion is located at 228 South Mill St.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 8, 2018 … Free Christmas Movies at The Ridge Film House. As part of this year’s ‘Spirit of Christmas’ Festival (Dec.7 & 8), The Ridge Film House has seasonal films on the weekend schedule. With special thanks to Sally Howard from D.W.Howard Realty, there will be two free movies screened at 2:00pm Saturday (8th) – ‘Polar Express’ and ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’. Seating is limited though, so come 45 minutes early to receive your free tickets while supplies last. As a bonus, each admission will also include a small popcorn and drink.  Imagine – our own movie theatre in Downtown Ridgeway. How lucky are we? Right? See you there! Click here to view what’s playing at The Ridge Film House. (320 Ridge Rd. N.).

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … December 8, 2018 … Fort Erie Meteors Jr.B Hockey. The Fort Erie Meteors 2018/2019 GOJHL season is underway. Join the Meteors as they host Pelham. Game time is 7:15pm at Fort Erie Leisureplex. Tickets are only $10 for adults, $7 for seniors and students, and kids 5 & under get in free. For more info on the team, the full schedule and related news, visit the club’s website (click here).

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Crystal Beach Ont … December 8, 2018 … Advancing Crystal Beach. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your ideas and thoughts on how to add to the community. Meetings take place from 11:30am-12:30pm at the Fire Hall across from Tim Hortons in Crystal Beach.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 8, 2018 … Live Band Saturday – Trailside Bar And Grill presents Best Behaviour. If you’re a fan of Stevie Ray Vaughan, ZZ Top, David Wilcox, Headstones, Cream, Doors, Tom Petty and Black Keys – then you’re a fan of these guys. They’re demure, gracious, polite, well-mannered, decorous, humble. Not!! It’s on – partytime at Trailside with hometown boys – Best Behaviour!!

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … December 8, 2018 … FENFC Community Christmas Party. Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre is hosting an evening of fun featuring games, activities, pictures with Santa and more. Everything gets underway at noon. FENFC is located at 796 Buffalo Rd., Fort Erie. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … December 8, 2018 … YMCA Youth Action Dance. Youth Action Dances offer any community youth ages 9 to 14 a place to hang out with their friends while a live DJ plays their favorite music! All of our dances are fully supervised by YMCA Staff, in a safe and fun environment. Dances run from 7:00 to 10:00 pm and cost $10 at the Fort Erie YMCA location, 1555 Garrison Rd., Fort Erie. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Stevensville … December 9, 2018 … Christmas in the Creek. Browse the tables and shop local with amazing Artisans & Vendors. Please bring a non-perishable food item to support the food bank at C.O.P.E. in Fort Erie. Christmas in the Creek takes place from 10:00am-2:00pm at Black Creek Community Centre, 2959 Baker Rd., Stevensville.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … December 11, 2018 … FEPL Crystal Ridge Book Club. Come and discuss it! Book Clubs are a great way to meet other book lovers and participate in lively discussions. Book Club takes place on the second Tuesday of every month from 1:30-3:00pm at Fort Erie Public Library Crystal Ridge branch. To join, please contact Laura at ltrabucco@fepl.ca or 905-871-2546 ext 309. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … December 12, 2018Stuffie Sleepover Party at Fort Erie Public Library (Stevensville Branch). A free evening storytime and craft program for all ages! Come in your pajamas and get ready to play games, make crafts, and listen to some bedtime stories. Don’t forget to bring your stuffie for a Stuffie Sleepover – who knows what wacky fun they’ll get up to after the library closes! Stuffie Sleepover Parties are held monthly on the third Wednesday. Stevensville branch is located at 2508 Stevensville Rd. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … December 12, 2018 … Sounds of the Season Holiday Recital at Fort Erie Public Library. Local music schools will be bringing their best and brightest to perform at a holiday-themed recital. There will be piano, vocals, violin and more to entertain you. FEPL is located at 136 Gilmore Rd.

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Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 14, 2018 … Ashley MacIsaac & Guest at The Sanctuary. Internationally acclaimed Master Fiddler, Ashley MacIsaac returns to The Sanctuary with his unique brand of hard-nosed, traditional Cape-Breton fiddle and contemporary Celtic music. Doors open at 7:30pm, show starts at 8:00pm. This is a seated show. Click here for tickets & info. The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts is located at 209 Ridge Rd.N., Ridgeway.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … December 14 & 15, 2018 … The Ridge Film House. A quaint movie-going experience, complete with in-house bar, comfortable seating and carefully curated films featuring the best in independent, foreign, art and classic cinema as well as second runs. Be sure to stop in at Trailside beforehand or afterward and make a night of it! Have fun! Click here for more info. The Ridge Film House is located at 320 Ridge Rd.N., Ridgeway.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 15, 2018 … Live Band Saturday – Trailside Bar And Grill presents The Midnight Sons … After many, many miles traveling the backroads of Stevensville, honing their craft and winning over legions of fans from Fort Erie to Clifton Hill – The Midnight Sons are set to load up the VW mini-bus once more and venture forth into the night. Destination Ridgeway. Together as one, Stephen, Jake, Craig and Paul bring their love of all things music to Trailside with a night of classic and current rock faves. The fun starts at 10:00!

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 15, 2018 … Jeff Martin (The Tea Party) and Guest at The Sanctuary. Jeff Martin, front man for The Tea Party rocks as a solo musician as well. Enjoy a night of amazing tunes presented by Jeff and his magical voice. Hosted by The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts, 209 Ridge Rd.N., Downtown Ridgeway. Click here for tickets & info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … December 15, 2018 … Progressive Euchre Tournament hosted by St. Michael’s C.PP.S. Mission Projects Committee. Held every third Saturday of the month at 7:00pm. $10 entry fee includes play, snacks and a chance to win a door prize plus new chances to win/wild card prizes. Cash bar of pop, water and ice tea. This is a fundraising event for C.P.P.S. Mission Projects – Water & Education in Tanzania. For more information, email infofecpps@gmail.co. St.Michael’s Parish Hall is located at 310 Central Ave., Fort Erie.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 21, 2018 … A Shepherd’s Tale – Christmas Cantata. People’s United Memorial Church in Ridgeway hosts an entertaining evening of music and storytelling. This event is open to all and free will offering will be received. A Shepherd’s Tale runs from 7:00-9:00pm. People’s United is located at the corner of Ridge Rd.N. & Dominion.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … December 21, 2018 … Strictly Hip at The Sanctuary. It’s party time – celebrate The Hip. One night only from 8:30-11:30pm at The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts. Tickets are $20 and available through Ticketscene (click here). The Sanctuary is located at 209 Ridge Rd.N., Ridgeway.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … December 22, 2018 … The Santa Claus at Fort Erie Public Library. Scott (Tim Allen) must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Cost: $3 and the movie runs from 2:00pm. Fort Erie Public Library is located at 136 Gilmore Rd., Fort Erie.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … December 24, 2018 … Ring Bells for Peace and Remembrance with Heritage Arts Legacy. This special Christmas event takes place Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 71, 130 Garrison Road, Fort Erie and commemorates the 1814 signing of the Treaty of Ghent, officially ending the War of 1812. Ceremonies run from 3:00-5:00pm. Fort Erie Legion is located at 130 Garrison Rd. Contact Ruby Smith for more info at 905-871-3839.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … December 27, 2018 … Free Family Skate. Join your friends from Boggio & Edwards as they invite you to a free family skate at the Crystal Ridge Arena. Skating takes place from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … December 29, 2018 … Season’s Beatings – Border Town Pro Wrestling at FENFC. Wrestling is back at Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre from 6:00-9:00pm. Tickets start at $10. Click here for more info or call (289)687-6048. FENFC is located at 796 Buffalo Rd., Fort Erie.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … January 5, 2019 … Trailside Bar And Grill presents Stonegroove. Ridgeway will be rockin’ this Saturday night as Stonegroove turns it up at Trailside with a night of good times, dancing and great music featuring their ‘Stonegroove’ twist on your favourite rock classics and even a little bit of country. Get your weekend on  – tonight at 10:00 at Trailside!!

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … January 27, 2019 … Robbie Burns Party at Ridgeway Legion. Everyone is welcome to help celebrate Robbie Burns Day with a traditional Scottish dinner including the Haggis. Entertainment before dinner with the Highland Dancers and enjoy the Pipes & Drums after dinner. Tickets only $15.00 pp. For more info contact Barb at 905-380-6094. Ridgeway Legion is located at 228 South Mill St.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … January 29, 2019 … Trailside Bar And Grill presents Art Party Night – Paint & Party at Trailside. It’s always a great night out. No experience necessary. BOHO Studio brings all the supplies to help create your own masterpiece. Bring your fun loving friends for a great night of laughter and creativity. Art Party Nights at Trailside run from 7:00-9:00pm, at the end of which you get to take home your new treasure. We’ll also have $5 Ladies Night Martinis & 2 for 1 Apps from 7-9pm for everyone taking part! Click here for tickets & info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … February 8, 2019 … Rumourz The Fleetwood Mac Experience at The Sanctuary. Rumourz, the two-time winner of the Buffalo Night Life Music Award for Best Tribute Band brings the live concert experience to the stage for a night of Fleetwood magic! Doors open at 7:30, show will start at 8 pm. There will be limited seating for this show. The Sanctuary – Centre for the Arts is located at 209 Ridge Road N., Downtown Ridgeway. Click here for tickets & info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … February, 15,16,17,22,23, 2019 … Garrison Little Theatre presents The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays. A Sherlock Holme’s-style “whodunit” plot with twists, turns, witty dialogue, suspense and laughter. Click here for tickets, showtimes & info. GLT presentations at place at the Italo Canadian Club, 1101 Dipietro St, Fort Erie.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … February 22, 2019 … Reuben and The Dark + Mom Said No and Guest. Calgary’s Reuben and the Dark is a collection of five multi-instrumentalists and vocalists led by Reuben Bullock. The group makes chilling, emotive folk and soul driven by dark, introspective lyrics that explore the duality of misery and joy. Buffalo’s “Mom said No” and a special guest yet to be announced will lead into this night. Doors will open at 7:30, the show will start at 8 pm. The Sanctuary Centre for the Arts is located at 209 Ridge Rd.N., Downtown Ridgeway. Click here for tickets & info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … March 9, 2019 … Live Band Saturday – Trailside Bar & Grill presents Sonic Suede. Sonic Suede is a 5 piece professional party band – female fronted lead vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keys. The band boasts best in class musicianship, sound, performance, three additional lead vocalists, and a large repertoire of hit-makers and song anthems that will always get the party started!

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway … March 16, 2019 … Live Band Saturday – Trailside Bar And Grill presents The Rye It. The Rye It return to party at Trailside! Get set for a fun, high energy combination of your favourite cover tunes by Bruce Springsteen, The Tragically Hip, The Killers, Kings of Leon, U2, Sublime, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The Black Keys. They’ve conquered St.Catharines, Niagara Falls, Port Colborne, Thorold and now, Ridgeway! It’s going to be a great night of upbeat rock and party songs when Trailside Bar & Grill presents The Rye It Live. We are so pumped!

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … April 5,6,7,12,13, 2019 … Garrison Little Theatre presents Airport Tales. While hung up the airport, a no-nonsense granny dispenses and receives valuable life advice from unlikely sources, and develops friendships that will last for the rest of her life. Click here for tickets, showtimes & infoGLT presentations at place at the Italo Canadian Club, 1101 Dipietro St, Fort Erie.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie … April 13, 2019 … DSBN FanCon 2019. FanCon is the District School Board of Niagara’s Community Comic and Fandom Convention. Celebrate our passion for comics, science fiction, board and video games, LARP, costuming, hobbies and so much more! DSBN FanCon takes place from 10:00am-3:00pm at Greater Fort Erie Secondary School, 1640 Garrison Road.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … July 6/7, 2019 … 29th Ridgeway Summer Festival.  It’s a weekend of family fun, entertainment, a Kids Zone, artisan, artist and craft vendors, car show, live music, street eats plus fabulous food provided by downtown restaurants and street vendors to give you a taste of what Ridgeway has to offer! Click here to keep up to date.

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Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing … Friendship Trail. From Holloway Bay Road to historic Old Fort Erie, enjoy 16km’s of rural and shoreline scenery as you bike, hike, jog or rollerblade your way down the old rail line and across the quiet side of Fort Erie. Free parking is available in parking lots on Ridge Road, Crescent Road and Lakeshore Road. Click here to get more particulars on the Friendship Trail.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … OngoingSelfie – “A picture taken of yourself that is planned to be uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or any other sort of social networking website. A selfie is usually accompanied by a kissy face or the individual looking in a direction that is not towards the camera.” Here’s one of those things you can do as a lark. The Fort Erie Historical Museum in Ridgeway has a whole rack of 1812 style dresses and costumes that you can actually try on and wear as you tour the museum. And selfies are definitely encouraged! Open Sun-Fri. The Fort Erie Historical Museum is located at 402 Ridge Rd.N. in Downtown Ridgeway.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … OngoingThe Sanctuary Centre for the Arts. Community based art gallery and performance centre featuring live theatre, arts shows, concerts, fundraisers, fashion shows, conferences, weddings, art related classes, art studio time and a weekly Artisan Market every Saturday and Sunday. More info here.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing … Looking for things to do with the kidlets? Check any one of the museums around Fort Erie for exhibits related to archaeology, 1812, fashion from days gone by, and railroads among other points of interest. What kid wouldn’t love to sit up high in a vintage steam engine. Click here for more info on Fort Erie Museum attractions.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … OngoingPoint Abino Lighthouse – The restoration is complete and the lighthouse is now officially open for guided tours. For times and tour schedule click here.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing … Meals On Wheels is always pleased to welcome new volunteers. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing … Looking for a fun, affordable night out with the kids? Here’s a suggestion – live Junior ‘B’ hockey with the Fort Erie Meteors. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities What’s On In Ridgeway Ont … Ongoing … Beachcombers Senior Citizens Association. A senior citizens club for seniors 50+ in the Ridgeway area. Offers one meeting per month and a pot luck dinner and social hour. Offers various activities and classes including woodworking, cards, shuffleboard, crafts, woodcarving, camera club, light exercise, computer classes, darts, line dancing, clay sculpting, painting, and sports activities. Also available hall rental. Click here for more info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing … Project Linus is a not-for-profit charity that distributes handmade, new blankets to children who have experienced a family member’s or friend’s death, a critical illness, have been involved in a fire or other natural disaster. Please contact Betty Oliver for more information or to assist us with any of the above at: 289-321-0817 /blanketsforsecurity@hotmail.ca. 329 Highland Avenue, Fort Erie ON

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing … Feeling adventurous? Check out the Fort Erie Loop, 60kms of bicycle trails around the Town of Fort Erie. Beginning at the Peace Bridge, your tour will take you in a giant circle past the International Railway Bridge, Willoughby Marsh, Point Abino, Crystal Beach, Old Fort Erie and finally, back to the Peace Bridge. Download a map of the ‘Loop’ – click here. Thanks to Cycle Niagara for the info.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing (Summer/Fall) … Safari Niagara. Home to more than 750 native and exotic mammals, birds, and reptiles, Safari Niagara also features guided walking tours, a splash pad & playground, paddle boats, a petting farm, picnic areas, concerts and much more. Located at 2821 Stevensville Road in Stevensville. Visit the Safari Niagara website for more info – click here.

Things To Do – Community Events, Activities, What’s On In Fort Erie Ont … Ongoing (Summer/Fall) … Fort Erie Railway Museum. Exhibits located inside the Ridgeway Train Station include ‘Romance and the Reality’ and ‘Tourist Lines’. Plus you can visit the 6218 Steam locomotive and the caboose. The museum is located at 400 Central Ave., Fort Erie.

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