Coldwater's Annual Duck Races

All day

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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Coldwater Classic Car Show

All day

Sept. 17
13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show
Come out and enjoy the 13th Annual Coldwater Classic Car Show!
Show off your ride or look around at the 500 cars on site, there are games for the kids and BBQ from the Midland Boy Scouts and all your favourite locations in Coldwater to checkout during the day!
Children under 12 get in FREE
Win thousands of dollars in prizes like car products, hardware items, tools, appliances, etc., and try for your chance to win the grand prize of a brand new classic engine rebuild, valued at $2,250!
This great family event is coordinated by a group of local car enthusiasts looking to support to Coldwater Minor Sports teams.

coldwatervillage.com

Beaverton Winter Carnival

All day

Feb. 3
Beaverton Winter Carnival
This event, run by the Beaverton Lions, starts with a pancake breakfast, community bake sale and silent auction. Fun family activities include horse-drawn wagon rides, wheelbarrow races, ice slides, zorb balls, face painting, mini golf, tug of war, a donut-on-a-string eating contest and sled races. Chili, stew, hot dogs and hot drinks—and warming stations—will take the chill off. Prizes for all kids. 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Several locations, Beaverton, beavertonlions.ca/events

YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka - “Move to Give”

All day

1 day, 8 locations and a whole lot of fun

Choose how you MOVE and fundraise to GIVE back to your community. Funds raised help ensure the people in our community can access YMCA programs and services, empowering them to live healthier lives and reach their full potential.

The fourth annual YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka fundraiser called “Move to Give” will take place simultaneously in eight communities within our region. To kick start this massive fundraising event, 78 YMCA Child Care and school age programs across Simcoe/Muskoka hosted a mini fundraiser called “Moving and Grooving.” Children and their families collected “change to make change" in their communities across the region and raised over $24,000 towards the event goal of $100,000.

Move to Give participants will keep the momentum going on April 7 by challenging themselves physically while at the same time, giving back to their community.

For a full list of activities happening at each YMCA location across Simcoe/Muskoka go to: https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=232533&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fwww.google.ca%2fhttps://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/EventHome.aspx?eventid=232533&langpref=en-CA&Referrer=https%3a%2f%2fwww.google.ca%2f

We hope to see you at the YMCA on April 7!

‘The Mindful Project’

Tue. 1 May, 2018 12:00 pm - Thu. 28 Jun, 2018 4:00 pm

‘The Mindful Project’

Showcasing 2nd Annual Art Exhibition and exploring the expressive and cathartic process of creating and sharing art.

The Old Town Hall Gallery is calling all artists and makers using art as an expression to process or express feelings related to mental health and wellness. Themes include: Situational or personal trauma, forms of mediation, meditation and relaxation.

The exhibition will be from May 1st to June 28, 2018

Newmarket Old Town Hall 460 botsford Street Ontario L3Y 1T1

Hours: Monday to Friday 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Recreation and Culture Department

905-953-5313 or 905-715-6405

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Heritage Art Contest

Fri. 4 May, 2018 6:00 pm - Tue. 31 Jul, 2018 12:00 pm

Town Of Newmarket Heritage Art Contest

Announcing the Town of Newmarket’s 2018 Heritage Art Contest.  Focus on the heritage of the Town of Newmarket. This may include, but is not limited to, the Municipality’s culture, society, economy, history, significant events, architecture or natural environment (past or present). The contest is open to all residents of the Province of Ontario.

Artwork will be on display the first week of May until July 31, 2018.

Elman W. Campbell Museum or at the Newmarket Recreation and Culture Department, 395 Mulock Drive, Newmarket. For more information call (905) 953-5314 ext. 2831 or visit Newmarket.ca/museum.

Pastel Artists Canada

Thu. 10 May, 2018 6:00 am - Sat. 4 Aug, 2018 12:00 pm

May 10 – August 4, 2018

Pastel Artists Canada

27th Annual Juried Exhibition & Sale

Join us for a number of events planned during the exhibition:

Artist Reception- Awards Presentation & Silent Auction: Sat May 26: 1 – 4

Paint around Event: Tues May 29: 1 – 2 pm

Ways of Seeing Art Talk: The Pastel Story: Pigment & Art talk with Suzanne Godbout: Wed May 30: 6 – 7:30 pm

Guided art tours with Master Pastel Artists Ruth Rodgers, Kathy Hildebrandt and Robin Nyikos:

Mon May 28:  12 – 12:30 pm

Fri June 1st: 11:30am – 12 pm

Wed June 20: 1 – 3 pm

Pastel Artist Docent in the Gallery – Jennifer Assinck

May 16, 1-3 pm, & June 13:  6 – 7:30 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre, http://auroraculturalcentre.ca, 905-713-1818

Gallery Hours: Admission is Free | All Welcome

Monday: Closed

Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm

Primordial Waters

Mon. 21 May, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 15 Jul, 2018 12:00 pm

To July 15 - Primordial Waters

Explores the importance of habitat and our spiritual connection to water, focusing on Lake Simcoe and Georgian Bay.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

Orillia STREETS ALIVE!

Sat. 16 Jun, 2018 6:00 am - Sat. 20 Oct, 2018 12:00 pm

June 16 – Oct. 20 - STREETS ALIVE.

For the 10-year anniversary of Streets Alive, a retrospective project, bringing out some pieces from all previous projects. All season long. Downtown Orillia,

Orillia

Quilts in the Temple: Making Memories

Fri. 22 Jun, 2018 6:00 am - Sat. 23 Jun, 2018 1:00 pm

June 22 and 23 - Quilts in the Temple: Making Memories In partnership with the Gwillimbury Quilt Guild, the Sharon Temple and site will be filled with the colour and craftmanship of stunning, handmade quilts, each one a unique work of art that is bound to amaze. Modern and historic quilts on display. Vendors, artisans and afternoon tea. 10am to 5pm

18974 Leslie St., Sharon

http://sharontemple.ca

ClearWater Farm Water Walk

All day

June 23 – ClearWater Farm Water Walk
Free, fun, family-friendly learning event for the whole community. 8am to 2pm
Start: Willow Beach Park with a 1 km walk along Lake Drive to ClearWater Farm.
8 am: Check in at Willow Beach Park,
8:45 am: An Elder from the Chippewas of Georgina Island leads a water prayer and blessing;
9:30 am: The ClearWater Farm Water Walk begins.

Led by Chippewas water keepers, kids and their families will walk along the shores of Lake Simcoe to ClearWater Farm where they will visit four interactive, hands-on learning stations themed around Water, Earth, Food and Community. They’ll enjoy a free lunch and then retrace their steps back to Willow Beach Park. And there is more…

From tragedy can come hope. Businesses are sponsoring this event to help rebuild the ClearWater Farm Barn that burned down accidentally in 2016 as an amazing interactive education space for children. As Georgina’s newest community asset, ClearWater Farm is a place for experiential learning connecting nature, food, community and eco-friendly technology.

481 Lake Dr E, Willow Beach, Georgina

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COLDWATER & AREA STUDIO TOUR

Sat. 23 Jun, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 24 Jun, 2018 1:00 pm

COLDWATER & AREA STUDIO TOUR

June 23 and 24 – Coldwater & Area Studio Tour

10 am to 5pm. Hosting artisans and offering a BBQ lunch from 11:30am to 2pm.

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum

1474 Woodrow Rd, Coldwater

705-955-1930; www.coldwatermuseum.com

CHRISTMAS IN JUNE

Sat. 23 Jun, 2018 6:00 am

CHRISTMAS IN JUNE

June 23

Port of Orillia,

Orillia, ON L3V 4M8

A festive day at the Port of Orillia.

Large boater rendezvous and fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public.

Port of Orillia, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Cottage Country Comic-Con

Sat. 23 Jun, 2018 6:00 am - Sun. 24 Jun, 2018 2:00 pm

June 23 and 24 – Cottage Country Comic-Con

A collectors mecca convention, featuring fandoms of multiple genres, including comic books, toys, records, pop culture, animation, apparel, cosplay, scifi, fantasy & antique market. Door prizes, comic industry professionals, fandom celebrities, dungeons & dragons tournaments, live wrestling.

More than 300 exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests. Presented by Dr. Comics, Orillia. 10am - 6pm, Rotary Place, 100 University Ave., Orillia. Children under 12 free with paid adult.

cottagecountrycomiccon.com