News & Events

What’s Up at MERA? Join Us for our Open House!

Open at House at MERA this Fall! You are invited to MERA’s Fall Open House at the Schoolhouse on Saturday October...

Music at MERA Fall 2023

JW-Jones – Friday September 22, 7:30pm Runions, Barton & Broadhead – Sunday September 24, 2:00pm The Magpies – Sunday October 29,...

Fall Workshops – No Frills, New Skills!

Glass Art with Judy Wall Saturday September 30th 10am to 3pm Fee for this workshop is $75 for MERA members and...

Capturing a Moment: The Art of Nat Capitanio

Meet the Artist at MERA on September 9th Capturing a Moment: Nat Capitanio For the entire month of September, the art...

Fools Return – July 13 (CANCELLED)

a Company of Fools – Hamlet Thursday July 13 at 7:00pm   Please note: Hamlet at the MERA Schoolhouse has been...

MERA Award of Excellence Announcement

There is a first time for everything! Heidi Earnshaw and Elise Abrams-Ogg are recognized as the co-winners of the 2023 MERA...

Art Colours Life: The Art of Barb Sohn

Meet the Artist at MERA on June 3rd Art Colours Life: The Art of Barb Sohn For the entire month of...

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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