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Peace Garden to hold ‘Epic Elton’ concert and more

I think the Peace Garden is splendid!
Enjoy an afternoon of kite flying at the Peace Garden.

For something completely different, consider the array of fall activities coming up at the International Peace Garden. It’s about a 90-minute drive south of Virden.

I recall visiting there when I was young. It was beautiful – memorable. It’s a place that families, everyone really, should visit. I have my eye on some events that would draw me for a return visit.

My recollection includes a family picnic, so if the dining option isn’t for you, on Sept. 23, take a lunch along in a basket.

There’s a special feeling at the Peace Garden. The concept of peace between nations is at the heart of that – I believe. You don’t have to do any of the activities to enjoy the Peace Garden and its atmosphere, but on the other hand, while you’re there you might…

Fall Celebrations all day

On Saturday, Sept. 23 you can take in a day of activities. The Peace Garden is inviting visitors to bring their own kite to the Garden, or there will be kites available for youth to color, assemble and fly. Kite decorating and assembly will start after 11 a.m. and kites will fly between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Kites for Peace is a global movement for unity and inner peace with a focus on inspiring joy, peace and hope through the simple, forgotten act of kite flying with loved ones. Nice to watch if you don’t participate!

 An entirely different activity is an alcohol ink tile workshop. Betty Sawatzky will help you to create vibrant works of art with bright and beautiful colors. In this two-hour workshop you will be working on two 6″x 6″ ceramic tiles to create a seasonal landscape using ink. Apparently, alcohol Inkcan be messy, but it’s considered “a wonderful (and sometimes messy) medium for those who say they can’t do art, because we play with the flow of colors to create a truly unique piece that is one of a kind. Betty encourages artists and non-artists to give it a try and come have some fun.”

Register online and indicate which time you want at this fun workshop. There is a small cost.

A hearty, scrumptious buffet by Country Catering will be held in the Conservatory from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. The menu includes Brisket, Baked Beans, Mac and Cheese, Corn on the Cob, Green Salad, Coleslaw,

Epic Elton Concert – Elton John Tribute

Jeff Scott's all-live “EPIC ELTON” show features colourful costumes, skilled piano playing and those distinctive Elton John vocals. And by channeling the star’s flamboyant look, style, and mannerisms, he makes audiences feel they are in the presence of musical royalty.

The EPIC ELTON repertoire features so many of Elton John’s biggest hits-the songs we all know and love covering over five decades of music. When the spotlight hits – whether with the band or simply solo at the piano - goosebumps are guaranteed! Tickets include gate admission. Reserve now for this epic musical event at

Go to to register for all events.

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