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Stratford and area events this weekend: music, super hero paddle, disc golf

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Stratford’s acclaimed Celtic musician Dan Stacey performs Friday night.

Friday May 26

Market Square Music

Dan Stacey 6:30-7:30 p.m. 

The City of Stratford provides a community concert series on Friday evenings. Each Friday will feature a new performer. Until June 23 at Market Square, weather permitting. 

Saturday May 27

Stratford Farmer's Market

7 a.m. to Noon at 357 McCarthy Road 

Organized by the Stratford and District Agricultural Society. Indoor market expands to outdoors May to October. Vegees, cheese, meats, baking, flowers, crafts, handmade gifts. Backbacon on a bun and farmer's sausage available via fundraising BBQ. 

IG Wealth Management Walk for Alzheimer’s

Upper Queen's Park

Registration 9 a.m., walks starts at 10 a.m. Contact Teresa Weicker, [email protected]

Leukemia Bottle Drive 

At Beer Store locations throughout Perth County and Ontario. 

Super Hero Paddle 

8:45 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Tom Patterson Island 

Participants can meet at Tom Patterson Island. Kayaks and other non-motorized craft are welcome. Dressing like a super hero is encouraged. 

Saturday and Sunday

Art in the Park 

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between Tom Patterson Theatre and Festival Theatre. 

Artists are on hand to sell their artworks and discuss their works. 

Sunday May 28

Stratford-Perth MS Walk

Stratford Perth MuseumCheck-in at Noon, opening ceremonies, 1 p.m. 

This year the walk takes place at the Stratford Perth Museum. The route is 5K.

Stratford Disc Golf open house 

Noon to 4 p.m. at Marsh Pond Park 

Stratford Disc Golf is having an open house at Marsh Pond Park. 600 St. Vincent St. South. A ceremonial tee off is at 1 p.m. The event includes distance and putting demos and prize draws.

Stratford Sunday Market

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Market Square. Local artisans. 

A Season in Place, Stratford's Riverside Plant Walk 

Birnham Wood Arboretum, Stratford, last Sunday of each month 

Registration required: email [email protected]

Join your hosts Gabby and Terran for a monthly plant walk along the Avon River. A Season in Place will follow largely the same route each month along the north side of Lake Victoria (the dammed portion of the Avon River in Stratford). We will talk about 3-4 plants each time, as well as plant identification skills, foraging/harvesting safety and ethics, as well as practicing observation and grounding.

You can sign up for one walk, but signing up for all four is recommended to experience the changes in plants and the riverside ecosystem throughout the season. $25 for oine walk, $80 for all four.