Living yoga, miniature art, and Chinese tea: January’s events

Ice sculpture GuelphHappy New Year! We’re really sorry that there isn’t more going on this month, but we dropped the ball and instead of scrambling, we’re re-grouping and promise to do better for February. That being said, there still are some events happening this month which you should definitely come downtown for:

Drop-in Yoga Class

Students of all levels are welcome to join Living Yoga & Health from 5:30-6:30 pm. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers. Living Yoga is located at 105 Wyndham Street North.

Miniature Art Workshop

Come on by the Guelph School of Art at 125 Wyndham Street North and make a miniature piece of art. Thinking small with our big imaginations, we’ll be creating tiny paintings and drawings. Gumball Press will be joining us to talk about their project and they will also be accepting submissions.


Tea Ceremony

Join Robert James Coons on a journey through Chinese tea culture. Robert is a Guelph native who has been living in Asia, researching Chinese arts and culture and tea ceremony. Robert is just arriving home from Shanghai in time for Fourth Friday where he will introduce various teas from China and Taiwan and present Chinese tea ceremony.

Did you know that tea in China occupies the same status as wine in Europe? Tea comes in many qualities from the kind at the dinner table which costs pennies per cup to exotic varieties which go through hours of production, and perhaps years of aging.  Some teas are made from the leaves of ancient trees, some as old as 300 years.  Single bricks of tea can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

At Fourth Friday, Robert will be presenting teas from his own collection as he explains Chinese tea ceremony and how to properly taste, see, smell and understand these exceptional teas. Visitors will develop a more educated palate and discover how to appreciate and buy Chinese and Taiwanese tea.

The tea ceremony will include tasting of some very high quality pu er and wulong tea.

This event will take place at 10 Carden from 7-10pm.

Museum Exhibits

Admission is free. Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with music and more. Music by Celtic Harpist, Sharlene Wallace

Visit our special exhibits from the University of Guelph – 50 Years of Building a Better Planet and View from the Hill and Beyond

These exhibits will be held at the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5 to 9 pm

Hillside, yoga, and A Night at the Museum: July’s events

Hillside 2013 Fourth Friday's Guelph

Come one, come all! If you are not at Guelph’s own Hillside Festival this Friday July 26th, take to the streets! We have a lineup of events for all ages and interests. Best of all – if you want to do everything, you can. This month’s events may overlap, but they are arranged so that you can attend all, no picking and choosing.


Noon Hour Concert Series

Switch up your usual lunch break and appreciate the great live music at St. George’s Square from noon until 1pm. Featured this week: Adrien Jones & Kim Regimbal. Performances by different artists every Friday.
Note: wheelchair accessible


Art Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery: Doors open- John Fleming’s show “You Are Here”: oil paintings with a geographical theme. Also the work of the other 14 members of the Whitestone Collective.


Drop-in Session of Yoga

Wind down at 105 Wyndham from 5:30-6:30.


Music and kite flying – a fun combination for July’s Fourth Friday at the Guelph Civic Museum

If the winds are right, Fourth Fridays event at the Guelph Civic Museum, get ready for stunt kite ballet with quad and dual line kites, kite displays and kids kite making activities with the Royal City Fun Flyers. Combine the whimsical tunes on the ukulele with the Guelph musician Olivia Borkosky performing at 6:30-8pm and you are in for a fun evening!

The Royal City Fun Flyers are a group of people that like to make and fly kites and are looking forward to sharing their passion with museum visitors. To them, “go fly a kite” is a good thing.

This event coincides with the exhibition of The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied, a travelling exhibit from the West Parry Sound Museum tracing the remarkable story of the rise and fall of two of Canada’s greatest technological achievements: The Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine. This exhibit continues at Guelph Civic Museum until July 28th.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph. For Fourth Fridays, Museum hours are extended from 5:00 to 9:00 and admission is free.


Art ExhibitionEd Montgomery Memory Boxes Fourth Friday's Guelph

Ed Montgomery Memory Boxes Fourth Friday's Guelphfeatured artist is Eric Montgomery and his display, “Memory Boxes”. A big hit! You have not seen art quite like this, guaranteed. Open 7-10pm

Ed Montgomery Memory Boxes Fourth Friday's Guelph


Pre movie fun!

10 Carden Guelph logo10 Carden will have cookie decorating & face painting with Jenifer, from “Cleo and her painting pals”. Stop by between 7 and 9 for a few laughs and a snack. _____________________________________________________________________________

Friday Nites Salsa Fix

Join instructor Nico from the Flying Dance Company at 16 Wyndham. Dance lesson: 8-10pm, but you can keep getting your salsa fix until 1am. $10 per person, per hour.


Ghost Walk

8:45 departure from Guelph train station. 1 hour walk around downtown exploring Guelph’s haunted past! Adults $10, students & children $8. Please reserve at [email protected]


Movie Screening

Night at the Museum will be screened in Market Square! 9-11pm. Bring some comfy blankets and all your friends!




Synchro Skate, face paintings, and body art: January’s events

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Get away from those winter blues by checking out the fun activities planned for this month!

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Seeking local talent for Friday Noon Hour Concerts!

January 14th, 2013 (Guelph, ON) – Downtown Guelph is seeking submissions from musicians and entertainers interested in performing for our 2013 Noon Hour Concert Series, staged every Friday from June 7th to September 13th in St George’s Square.  We welcome interest from groups and individuals from all genres of music, and are aiming for talent that is marketable to the global audience present during the noon hour.  Additional musicians will be sought this season for Fourth Fridays, a burgeoning Downtown Guelph event which embraces creativity, community and performance on the fourth Friday of each month. 

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in highly regarded local events.  Friday Noon Hour Concerts are a long- standing tradition of the Downtown Guelph Business Association (DGBA) whose intent is to enliven and pay tribute to our downtown community by showcasing local and regional talent.  Artists are chosen by committee and are paid for their performances.  Instruments, all sound and technical equipment are the responsibility of the artists.  Power and shelter are supplied by the organizer.  Each concert is a rain or shine event. 

To apply, please submit a demo CD or EPK, or a link to your web page, PLUS a one-sheet biography by March 1st, 2013 to:

Sam Jewell

Events Coordinator

Downtown Guelph Business Association

202-42 Wyndham Street North

Guelph, ON

N1H 4E6

T: 519 836 6144

[email protected]

Makin’ Faces Face Painting: December’s events

Rob O’Flanagan performance poetry at Casual Gourmet, November 2011 Fourth Friday Guelph

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Happy Holidays! Wind down after the frantic last minute shopping of the past few days by visiting local artists and merchants in the Downtown area!

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Eat, Sing, and be Merry: November’s events

Downtown Guelph Fourth Friday's

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The weather’s been getting colder, but don’t let that stop you from coming out and experiencing all we’ve got going on this month at Fourth Fridays!

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