Strathmore is made up of countless talented individuals. 

Whether that is musicians, painters, photographers, actors, quilters, or cooks, there is no shortage of talent in the town. 

If you are looking for a fun thing to do this weekend and are wanting to stay in town instead of driving to the city, there are three big events happening, all put on by the talented people of Strathmore. 

The first event this weekend is the Vintage Quilt Exhibition at the Vault Cultural Collective (132 2 Ave.). 

This is ongoing every day from 10 a.m. to 4p.m. until March 16. It is free to attend and features an array of vintage quilts, some even from the late 1800s, all brought in and shared by the locals of Strathmore. 

The Vault Arts Team worked hard at curating this exhibition, which is filled with information and the visual beauty of local craftsmanship. 

The second event that is taking place is a “one-act showcase in two acts” at the Hope Covenant Church (245 Brent Boulevard). 

Act one starts at 4 p.m., it is open to all ages, and is put on by actors of all ages. 

It is an ongoing event, taking place on Saturday, March 9 and 16, and Sunday, March 10 and 17. 

It will be a mash-up of everything from fairytales to Broadway; this act will have something for everyone. It is in collaboration with the Youth Theatre Company and Strathmore Public Library’s Winging It program and will feature 29 local performers. 

Act two starts at 7 p.m. and is rated PG-13. It is a compilation of short plays. 

Carolyn Steeves, with the Vault Cultural Collective, discusses why this is an event you won't want to miss out on. 

“The Strathmore Theatre Players Guild hasn't done a one-act show in quite some time. They’re excited about the broad range of ages that will be performing. Children from the Strathmore Youth Theatre group all the way through to the Strathmore Theatre Players will be taking part in the one-act show,” Steeves said. 

The third event happening in town is for all you piano enthusiasts out there. 

This event is a “potpourri of piano chamber music” and is taking place on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. at the Strathmore United Church. 

“Arts on 817 is having a concert with La Fiammata, a piano duo from Montreal, and various local students from the Carolyn Steeves Piano Studio will be performing.” 

According to Steeves, this concert is unique because it is all chamber music; there will be piano duets, trios, and chords. 

“I am excited because this is the first time Arts on 817 has done a piano concert. 14 of my students will be performing, ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old, and there will be a diverse range of talent.” 

Anything from first-grade piano students to advanced pianists will be performing. 

“The students have worked extremely hard for this. They are super stoked to put on a show for community members, and it will be a wonderful performance.” 

The piano show is going to be made up of classic music, but you can still expect a diverse range of tunes, everything from a sneaky fox boogie to Mozart to an Irish Circle Dance tune. 

According to Steeves, not only is attending these events fun and entertaining, it's also a chance to support the youth in Strathmore. 

“To attend these events is to encourage the youth in our community to be involved in the arts, in music, and in drama. And for them to be able to work with professionals and have positive mentorship is incredible, and for the community to come out and support these kids is just the cherry on top. Supporting our talented youth in Strathmore is important.” 

If you are interested in any of these events, tickets for the one-act theatre showcase are $10, and that gets you admission to both events; they can be purchased at the door. 

Tickets for the piano event are $35 for adults and $10 for youth and can be purchased in person at the Vault Cultural Collective or online here. 

The Vintage Quilt Exhibition requires no tickets and is free. 

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