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Workshop – Create a Willow Lantern

Workshop – Create a Willow Lantern Celebrate MERA’s 25th anniversary by creating a willow lantern with lantern experts Ankaret Dean and Rosie Kotze. Youths and adults...

Music at MERA Spring Series

Bookmark this page to watch for upcoming events   The Robson – Truong Duo Sound and Colour: Pictures at a 21st...

Pottery Workshop – Intro to Hand Building

Intro to Hand Building   Join us and get your hands dirty! In this 4-week beginners’ workshop, you will learn different...

Winter Speaker Series 2024

Winter Speaker Series 2024 January 18th to February 15th  The Speaker Series returns with a new list of 5 talks with...

Lantern Walk and Twelfth Night Party

To welcome the new year, join us for a Lantern Walk and Twelfth Night party. On Friday, January 5th 2024, meet at...

2024 MERA Membership Appeal

It is that time of year again, when we must ask all of you who value MERA’s place in the community...

Meet the Artists at MERA Nov. 18th: The MERA Art Circle

Meet the Artist at MERA on November 18th The MERA Art Circle For the entire month of November, there will be...

MERA's Mandate is:

To encourage, develop and organize arts, cultural and recreational activities for people of all ages in order to enhance the well-being, health and connectivity of the community.

We're committed to...

  • Facilitating and promoting activities and entertainment programs for adults and children which help bring this rural community together.
  • Providing a facility to learn and practice skills such as weaving, pottery, textile arts, visual arts and physical fitness.
  • Promoting greater access, awareness and understanding of the arts, crafts, music, and health.

MERA is a not for profit corporation incorporated by Letters Patent in the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity.

  • MERA is governed by a board of volunteer directors elected from amongst its members.
  • The schoolhouse building and property is owned and maintained as a community centre by the Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands and is leased to MERA.

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