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Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

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May 27

Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

Buy your ticket from the Lion’s Club for your chance to race your duck down the Coldwater River to win great prizes.  Lots of activities for the family, and view the ducks being dumped into the river right from the Mill grounds.

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‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

Sun. 4 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

June 4 to Sept. 25

‘Artifact’ Photography Exhibition And Vintage (Pre-Digital) Camera And Memorabilia Display
Sponsored by the North Durham Photographers Association (NDPA) and the Uxbridge Arts Association (UAA).
The North Durham Photographers Association, in collaboration with the Uxbridge Arts Association, is pleased to invite the public to view the ‘ARTifacts’ photo exhibition. This exhibit is available for viewing during the Centre’s open hours.
The NDPA is a group of 20 members who meet monthly on the museum grounds and have organized the ‘ARTifacts’ exhibition. The purpose of this exhibit is to provide an artistic perspective of historical objects in the Centre’s collection. The photography provides viewers with new insight and perspective by highlighting unique shapes, colours, and unnoticed details, showcasing the objects in a new and interesting light.
The exhibit is enhanced by a collection of vintage cameras, books and memorabilia representing the last 100 years of pre-digital photography. Early roll film and plate cameras are on display alongside turn-of-the-century Kodak folding cameras, 4” x 5” press cameras, and an assortment of 35 mm cameras that have been widely used since the 1940’s. The darkroom portion of the exhibit illustrates the procedures and apparatus for paper and film processing.
On display at Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives). Opening Reception: July 14, 7pm. Uxbridge Historical Centre is located at 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

Sat. 17 Jun, 2017 12:00 pm - Sat. 14 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

June 17 to Oct. 14
Streets Alive! Outdoor Art: Maple Masterpieces.

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

City streets are alive with a display of 50 five-foot-tall maple leaf sculptures, featuring unique and exciting works by area artists, in celebration of the 150th birthdays of Orillia and Canada.

On opening day June 17, live entertainment, meet the artists, juried evaluation and beginning of People’s Choice voting. Winners to be announced at Starry Night Gallery and Studio Tour, Downtown Orillia, Aug. 26.

Downtown Orillia, 705-327-5093; orilliastreetsalive.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Thu. 19 Oct, 2017 4:00 pm

July to October (Tues., Wed., Thur.)
Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre
Artist Fly Freeman will be carving on site: July to October, Tuesday and Wednesday Mornings (10am - noon), Thursday afternoons (1pm - 4pm).
The Arts and Visual Enhancement Committee (AVEC) has selected artist Fly Freeman to undertake the “Uxbridge Story in Stone” project, a massive stone carving that will be installed in downtown Uxbridge. Four carved panels will tell the story of the history of the town and the establishment of our trails.
The artist is on site three days a week working on one of the four 800-lb. blocks of stone. Fly Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the Historical Centre as she shapes the blocks of Indiana Limestone with the same type of hand-held tools that have been used by stone masons for generations. There are no compressors, power tools or electric grinders to create noise or dust. The work area is roped off but the public can easily view and converse with Fly in complete safety.
A special, free introduction to stone carving is available Thursday evenings at 6:30pm. Stone, tools and safety glasses will be provided. All are welcome and no registration is required.
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge. The Centre is open for tours June 4 - Sept. 25, 10am - 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (closed on holidays).

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 11 Nov, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to Nov. 11
Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation
This travelling exhibition,  is a creative collaboration of 16 works of art, created by eight indigenous and eight non-indigenous artists – inspired to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission‘s Call to Action #83 ” a strategy for Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists to undertake collaborative projects and produce works that contribute to the reconciliation process.” The process has resulted in a thought provoking, timely exhibition expressing a roadmap for ‘awi-niigaani-mino-wiiji-inawendiwin’ – ‘going forward together in harmony.’
Call to Action #83 Runs in Blue Gallery from Aug. 12 – Nov. 11, 2017.
Participating Artists:
    •    Peter Adams,
    •    Nathalie Bertin,
    •    e Bertin,
    •    Jennie Clark,
    •    Xavier Fernandes,
    •     Marilyn George ( Nahtwekakatusake, Lakota: Holy Star Woman )
    •    Robert Henry ( Sagajiwegiiwegiizhik, Coming from the Sun ),
    •    Clayton Samuel King ( Waab Shki Makoons, New Little White Bear )
    •    Nancy King    ( Ogimaakwebnes, Chief Lady Bird )
    •    Jeanette Luchese
    •    Christina Luck
    •    Joanna McEwen,
    •    Mary Louise Meiers
    •    Jon Oelrichs
    •    Mercedes Sandy
    •    Paul Shilling ( Dazaunggee )
    •    Paul Whittman ( Negik, Star Otter )
Wed. Sept. 27 — Call to Action #83-REVEAL
Come and take part in this celebration – smudge, receive a tobacco prayer tie and strawberries which are the symbol of reconciliation.
How the artists responded to the Calls to Action #83 — the process, their stories and experiences will be revealed.
Plus, participating Call to Action #83 artists will have more art pieces works from their studios on display and sale in the Red Gallery.
Bring your rattle and hand drum. Be prepared to actively participate.  5pm - 8:30pm
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 2 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Tue. 5 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Wed. 6 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm

Sept. 11-15
5-Day Silent Retreat
Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you. Accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair returns to the Simcoe County Museum
Join us as we host the annual Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair at the Simcoe County Museum. The event celebrates the finest in quilting, embroidery, rug hooking, spinning, hand weaving, lacemaking and more. These traditional activities, and the beautiful heritage-style crafts they produce, will be on display, created and available for purchase during the event.

Explore the Museum and discover heritage crafts that have been practiced in Simcoe County for centuries. Many items are available to purchase, from one-of-a-kind products to supplies that will help you make your own masterpiece.

The Fair runs from 9:30am to 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and 9:30am to 4pm on Sunday. Admission is $6 per person, per day, and includes access to most of the Museum’s permanent indoor displays as well as outdoor heritage and display buildings.

The Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair is an annual event held in September of each year at the Simcoe County Museum. One of the most outstanding craft shows in the area, it is attended by thousands who come, year after year, to look, learn and shop.
We are especially excited this year because the Fair we started in 1947 is is 65 this year. We are having a special showing of a Thor Hansen hooked hanging, called Canada Geese, which SCACA members recreated at the time of our 50th Anniversary. It will be on display at the museum during this Fair.

During the Fair, we are proud to showcase and provide a marketplace in our Members Boutique for the craftsmanship of our members, reflecting an ever-growing variety of arts and crafts.

Our Craft Gallery Draw at the Fair is a popular destination. Customers purchase multiple tickets and get to select which prizes they would like to win. These prizes are all hand crafted items donated by our members.
Our Raffle Draw is one of the main features at the Fair. First prize (queen-sized quilt) and second prize (hooked rug) are purchased from any craftsperson living in Simcoe County. Third prize (a quality handmade item in any media) is always purchased from one of our members. Our prizes have a reputation for outstanding quality and workmanship. Tickets are available from any member at $3 or check the calendar for events we may be attending.

Simcoe County Arts and Crafts Association presented the first Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair in 1947. The Fair took up residence at the Simcoe County Museum in 1975 and SCACA continued to organize the entire Fair until 1999. Since 2000 the Fair has been hosted by the Simcoe County Museum but SCACA continues to have a high profile at this popular event.

Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Highway 26, just minutes north of Barrie.
705-728-3721; museum.simcoe.ca.

165th Oro Worlds Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 16
165th Oro Worlds Fair
Presented by: The Oro Agricultural Society, a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World’s Fair.
Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 and 16 E Oro Station
705-487-1753

165th Oro Worlds Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 16
165th Oro Worlds Fair
Presented by: The Oro Agricultural Society, a group of dedicated volunteers working to promote an understanding of the agricultural heritage of Oro-Medonte, as well as providing opportunities for recognition of the talents and skills of members of our local communities, through participation in the Oro World’s Fair.
Oro-Medonte Fairgrounds, Sideroad 15 and 16 E Oro Station
705-487-1753

Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 1 to Nov. 30
An Artist’s Eye:  Newmarket’s Past through the Brush and Pencil of George Luesby
The Elman W. Campbell Museum will host a retrospective of the art of George Luesby. Historical representations of architectural gems of Newmarket, portraying street scenes and buildings that no longer exist in their original state. Free admission. On display from Sept. 1 to Nov. 30.

Check museum hours before going:

Tuesday to Saturday
10 a.m. to Noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Beaverton Fall Fair

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 15 to 17
164th Beaverton Fall Fair
What an amazing time to live in our great community. As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of our Nation, this year’s theme is “Canada Proud, Country Wide” and that is exactly what we want everyone to experience and share.
Come and join in the fun with the parade on Friday with our local schools as they march through downtown Beaverton. Come and enjoy the 4-H competitions, the numerous horse events and enjoy the arts and crafts on display.

New this year we will be holding a Demo Cross on Friday night and to top things off come and enjoy the excitement of the Demolition Derby Saturday night. Another new event this year, prior to the start of the Derby will be Power Wheels for children 4 - 10 yrs of age and a Youth Demo Class for ages 14-16. Check out the fair book or the website for more information on these new events.

As well, returning this year, we have Hands on Exotics on Saturday and Power Paws Dog Show on Sunday. Then take a relaxing stroll down memory lane with the Car Show also on Sunday.

Noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

Beaverton Fairgrounds are located on the west side of town towards the lake, with the main gates and parking lot located on Main Street West.
beavertonfallfair.ca

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