Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Canada...on a Plate: Special Exhibit Celebrating Canada 150

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 1

Canada...on a Plate: Special Exhibit Celebrating Canada 150
Follow the history of Canada in the many pieces of decorative china on display at the King Heritage and Cultural Centre. Many are commemorative items produced for the Canadian market showing crests and coat of arms, landscapes, monuments or events significant to Canada’s history.
King Township Heritage and Cultural Centre, 2920 King Rd., King City
905-833-2331; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kathleen Fry
905-833-2331; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Barrie Promenade Days

Fri. 30 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 2 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

June 30 to July 2
Promenade Days and Canada Day Festivities. Enjoy Downtown Barrie’s long standing Canada Day family weekend. Featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, street performers, patios, food, and fun. Downtown merchants showcase their fantastic products at the street market.
Show Times: 10am - 7pm (Street Market) Admission: Free. Dunlop Street, Downtown Barrie
705-734-1414; downtownbarrie.ca/events/

CANADA 150 - Ramara

Fri. 30 Jun, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 2 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

June 30 to July 2
Ramara Canada Day 150 Celebration
Three-day event in partnership with Ramara’s Canada Day 150 Celebration Committee, Brechin and Beyond, Brechin Royal Canadian Legion, Brechin District Lions’ Club, Township of Ramara, Lagoon City Community Association, local Churches, and the Ramara Chamber of Commerce.
The theme is “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”. 

The event involves the whole township and includes:
Fri., June 30: Evening - Official opening of the celebrations

Sat., July 1: Morning - Boat Parade  (decorated boats)
- Beach Volleyball Tournament
Afternoon - Vendors, Arts and Crafts, Demonstrations of dance, crafts, singing, music.
- Canada Day Cake cutting ceremony by local Dignitaries
Evening - Taw Connor (Stompin’ Tom Connor’s son) followed by a Street Dance with Entertainment, Vendors, Beer Tent.

Sun., July 2: Kids Day (bouncy castle, face painting, clowns, dunk tank, fireworks and closing

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

CANADA 150 - Orillia

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 10:00 am

July 1
Orillia Canada Day Celebrations.
A fun-filled day celebrating Canada’s and Orillia’s 150th birthdays. Parade, giant birthday cake, live entertainment, fabulous fireworks at dusk. Buy a button and support the celebrations. Couchiching Beach Park, 705-259-1948 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANADA 150 - Sharon Temple

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

8th Annual Canada Day Celebration
Jul 1st
Start Time: 11:00am - 6:00pm 
Celebrate Canada’s history in your own backyard! Enjoy a day of music, heritage games, historic demonstrations, museum exhibits, 1837 Re-enactment and Encampment, and more. Leave your car for the evening and take a shuttle to the evening’s fireworks display at the Mount Albert Lion’s Park.
The event runs from 11-6 with opening ceremonies at 11am with Mayor Hackson. The Connors Brothers will be playing onsite in the afternoon.

CANADA 150 - Aurora

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

Canada Day Festivities - www.aurora.ca/canadaday
The Town of Aurora offers many activities for families to participate in as they Celebrate Canada’s Birthday. Registration forms for the Aurora’s Canada Day Parade, Aurora’s Community Zone and Aurora’s Teen Idol are currently being accepted.
Aurora’s Canada Day Parade
This well-attend annual event is a much-anticipated day for countless spectators and a fantastic opportunity for local businesses to get involved with the community.
Show your Aurora spirit and Canadian pride and register your marching band, float or walking group today. Deadline to register is Friday, June 23, 2017.
Canada Day Parade Application Form
Aurora’s Community Zone
Aurora’s Canada Day Festitivies will be taking place on Saturday, July 1 in Lambert Willson Park. The festivities will be from 11am until 10pm There will be an area for community groups to participate from 11am to 4pm There is no cost to participate, but community groups would have to provide an interactive activity for the community. The deadline to register is Friday, June 16, 2017.
Community Group Application Form
Aurora’s Teen Idol
Are you between the ages of 12 and 17 and a resident of Aurora? Then you could be Aurora’s next Teen Idol. This competition is a great opportunity for budding artists.
For the audition round, each participant will prepare one song which they will perform in front of three judges. They can choose any song of their choice. The auditions will be taking place on Wednesday, June 14 between 6pm and 8pm When you register to participate, more details, including the audition location will be sent to you.
The judges will be choosing nine semi-finalists which will perform one more time on Canada Day in Lambert Willson Park. Not only will these eight semi-finalists get to perform on the Canada Day stage, but each semi-finalist will also be invited to perform the national anthem at the beginning of one of the Concerts of the Park this summer. The registration deadline is June 9, 2017.
Aurora Teen Idol Application Form
Canada Day Car Show
Once again, the Aurora Car Club will be hosting the Canada Day Car Show at Lambert Willson Park on July 1 as part of Aurora’s Canada Day Festivities.
If you have a classic or custom vehicle that you would like to share, please fill out an application and submit it as soon as possible. The first 50 vehicles to register will receive a goodie bag and Lunch Coupons.
The deadline to register is June 23, 2017.

CANADA 150 - Mount Albert

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 1
Mount Albert Canada Day
Celebrate Canada’s history in your own backyard. 11am - 6pm Enjoy a day of music, heritage games, historic demonstrations, museum exhibits, 1837 Re-enactment and Encampment, and more. There is limited venue parking. Free shuttles will be available to and from the Mount Albert Lions Community Centre from Ross Complex (19300 Centre St.) and the EG Sports Complex (1914B Mount Albert Rd.)
Mount Albert Lions Community Centre, 5057 Mount Albert Rd.

CANADA 150 - Innisfil

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm

Everyone, young and old, is invited to come out for Innisfil's fun-filled day of Canada Day celebrations on Saturday, July 1st, 2017.

Innisfil residents will have the chance to enjoy Canada Day-themed entertainment, food, interactive activities and so much more.

“Canada’s 150th birthday is a one-time event and we are certainly going to make this a celebration to remember,” said Innisfil Mayor Gord Wauchope. “Whether you’re looking for a few games for the kids, amazing eats or some fireworks, there is something for all of us to enjoy.”

 

Saturday, July 1st 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Innisfil ideaLAB & Library – Lakeshore Branch

967 Innisfil Beach Road

Connect with the community!  Be there for the unveiling of the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural, a historical piece of community art. Local dancers from Miss Jennie’s Performing Arts Studio will sing the national anthem, kicking off the day. Innisfil Fire will be onsite allowing children to spray targets with their fire hoses. Innisfil ideaLAB & Library will be offering activities for children. There will be musical entertainment with the Fitzees, local artists and organizations, the Innisfil Beach Cruisers, and so much more.

Saturday, July 1st 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Innisfil Beach Park

676 Innisfil Beach Road

The evening will kick off with opening remarks followed by cupcakes with Council. The musical talent of The Carl Rundown Band will entertain you for the evening until dusk, followed by a fantastic 12-foot fire sculpture, along with fireworks for our grand finale.

CANADA 150 - Barrie

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm

July 1
Barrie Canada Day
Celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with family fun activities and live entertainment. Gather around Barrie’s waterfront for the grand finale, a spectacular fireworks display over Kempenfelt Bay at 10:00pm. Canada Day is in partnership with Downtown Barrie’s Promenade Days festivities. Don’t miss the excitement of both fun filled events.
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe Street
barrie.ca/canadaday

CANADA 150 - Georgina

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm

July 1
Georgina Canada Day 150
Join us at The ROC and Pioneer Village starting at 2pm for a day of exciting festivities for the whole family. Enjoy live entertainment, children’s activities, food. When night begins to fall, sit back and relax as you experience the fireworks at 10pm.
The ROC, 26479 Civic Centre Rd., Georgina.
905-722-1429; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANADA 150 - King

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 1
King Celebrates Canada 150
The grand tradition of Canada’s celebration at Tyrwhitt Park in Kettleby continues. Presented by the Kettleby Village Association in partnership with the Township of King, the event takes place 4pm – dusk in Kettleby Park. Bring the family and join us for old-fashioned fun and games for kids of all ages, including stage entertainment, face-painting, delicious foods and fireworks to complete the day.​
www.king.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CANADA 150 - Bradford

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 7:30 pm

July 1
BWG Canada Day Celebrations
Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre
In celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday, the Town of BWG will be hosting a special Canada 150 Parade through Bradford. The festivities will continue in the evening with lots of family friendly entertainment and activities outside. Live music, strolling entertainment, inflatable games, obstacle course and much more.
The official ceremonies accompanied by the Bradford Legion, and the presentation of the annual Civic Awards will start at 7:30pm on stage.
The evening comes to a close with an amazing fireworks show at 10pm.
Bradford and District Community Centre 125 Simcoe Rd.
townofbwg.com/Canada150

Sun. 2 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

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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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Barrie Promenade Days

Fri. 30 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 2 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

June 30 to July 2
Promenade Days and Canada Day Festivities. Enjoy Downtown Barrie’s long standing Canada Day family weekend. Featuring live entertainment, children’s activities, street performers, patios, food, and fun. Downtown merchants showcase their fantastic products at the street market.
Show Times: 10am - 7pm (Street Market) Admission: Free. Dunlop Street, Downtown Barrie
705-734-1414; downtownbarrie.ca/events/

CANADA 150 - Ramara

Fri. 30 Jun, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 2 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

June 30 to July 2
Ramara Canada Day 150 Celebration
Three-day event in partnership with Ramara’s Canada Day 150 Celebration Committee, Brechin and Beyond, Brechin Royal Canadian Legion, Brechin District Lions’ Club, Township of Ramara, Lagoon City Community Association, local Churches, and the Ramara Chamber of Commerce.
The theme is “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow”. 

The event involves the whole township and includes:
Fri., June 30: Evening - Official opening of the celebrations

Sat., July 1: Morning - Boat Parade  (decorated boats)
- Beach Volleyball Tournament
Afternoon - Vendors, Arts and Crafts, Demonstrations of dance, crafts, singing, music.
- Canada Day Cake cutting ceremony by local Dignitaries
Evening - Taw Connor (Stompin’ Tom Connor’s son) followed by a Street Dance with Entertainment, Vendors, Beer Tent.

Sun., July 2: Kids Day (bouncy castle, face painting, clowns, dunk tank, fireworks and closing

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 2 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 9, 16, 23 from 8-9pm
August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7:30-8:30pm
Sunset Tai Chi
Join Tony Lin as he leads outdoor Tai Chi at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the west lawn. No registration needed.  379A Bouchier St., Roches Point.  
lorettomaryholme.ca

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” 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

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” 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

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).

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” 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

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Thu. 6 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” 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

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” 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

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

July 7 to 9
Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival
A tasty weekend to tempt your taste buds with a variety of food vendors, craft beer, and live entertainment. The fun kicks-off Friday evening with the Celebrity Sauce Cook-off and ends Sunday with the ‘Best of’ Award.
Event Time: 11am - 11pm, Sunday: 11am -7pm
Admission: Various prices for food
Heritage Park, Downtown Barrie
705-734-1414; downtownbarrie.ca

Mariposa Folk Festival

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 7 to July 9
Mariposa Folk Festival
Thrilling audiences for over 55 years with an incredible weekend of music, dance, stories and crafts. Fantastic lineup of folk/roots artists includes Matt Andersen, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, and more than 100 performances on 12 stages. Emporium, artisans’ village, workshops, kids’ folkplay area, great food, beer tent and more. Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, on-site camping available.
705-326-3655; mariposafolk.com

Jesse Cook

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 7:30 pm

July 7
Jesse Cook
Canadian guitarist, composer and producer, considered one of the most influential figures in Nuevo Flamenco music. Juno Award winner, Acoustic Guitar Magazine Player’s Choice Award Silver winner in the Flamenco category, and 3 time winner of the Canadian Smooth Jazz Award for Guitarist of the Year, Jesse has sold over 1.5 million records. 7:30pm.
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Sat. 8 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

July 7 to 9
Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival
A tasty weekend to tempt your taste buds with a variety of food vendors, craft beer, and live entertainment. The fun kicks-off Friday evening with the Celebrity Sauce Cook-off and ends Sunday with the ‘Best of’ Award.
Event Time: 11am - 11pm, Sunday: 11am -7pm
Admission: Various prices for food
Heritage Park, Downtown Barrie
705-734-1414; downtownbarrie.ca

Mariposa Folk Festival

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 7 to July 9
Mariposa Folk Festival
Thrilling audiences for over 55 years with an incredible weekend of music, dance, stories and crafts. Fantastic lineup of folk/roots artists includes Matt Andersen, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, and more than 100 performances on 12 stages. Emporium, artisans’ village, workshops, kids’ folkplay area, great food, beer tent and more. Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, on-site camping available.
705-326-3655; mariposafolk.com

Purple Turtle Art Festival

Sat. 8 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 8 and 9
Purple Turtle Art Festival
Come see amazing original paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodcraft, native art, and more.
More than 35 artisans from Toronto to Tory Hill, Ontario, as well as local artists, have been selected. Stroll around the lush meadow, enjoy a BBQ prepared by the Briars’ chefs, and shop with our vendors, keeping in mind holidays, birthdays, weddings and any other special occasions.

July 8, 10-5; July 9, 10-4
55 Hedge Rd, Georgina

Quinn Bachand and his band, Brishen

Sat. 8 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

Twenty-one-year old Quinn Bachand and his award-winning band, Brishen (Romany for “bringer of the storm”), are showcasing their music at a bevy of music clubs, jazz and folk festivals across the country this summer, including a much anticipated stop at Utopia Hall on July 8.

8pm

Tickets include Dinner Buffet @ 7:00pm.
$25 until July 6; $30 at the door
8396 6th Line, Utopia
www.utopiahall.ca
1-877-499-4255

Belying his tender years, Quinn’s seasoned artistry has already earned him a tidal wave of recognition including the Saga Djangofest Award, WCMA nominations for “Instrumental Album of the Year” and 2017 “Jazz Artist of the Year”. finalist position as “Emerging Artist” by Canada’s Walk Of Fame, a full ride, four-year music scholarship at Berklee, a quintet of Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, as well as international touring with Natalie MacMaster and Ashley MacIsaac.

This tour is to promote their newest album, “Blue Verdun.”

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

Sat. 1 Jul, 2017 12:01 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

Take a kid fishing on MNR Free Fishing Week. A great event for the whole family. Pre-registration opens the beginning of June. Events such as festivals, clinics, derbies and workshops are hosted across the province.

Each event provides a great opportunity to get outside, spend some wholesome time with the family, and develop a strong connection with conservation through the enjoyment of fishing.

To find an event near you, visit ontariofamilyfishing.com.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

July 7 to 9
Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival
A tasty weekend to tempt your taste buds with a variety of food vendors, craft beer, and live entertainment. The fun kicks-off Friday evening with the Celebrity Sauce Cook-off and ends Sunday with the ‘Best of’ Award.
Event Time: 11am - 11pm, Sunday: 11am -7pm
Admission: Various prices for food
Heritage Park, Downtown Barrie
705-734-1414; downtownbarrie.ca

Mariposa Folk Festival

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 11:59 pm

July 7 to July 9
Mariposa Folk Festival
Thrilling audiences for over 55 years with an incredible weekend of music, dance, stories and crafts. Fantastic lineup of folk/roots artists includes Matt Andersen, Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Cockburn, and more than 100 performances on 12 stages. Emporium, artisans’ village, workshops, kids’ folkplay area, great food, beer tent and more. Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, on-site camping available.
705-326-3655; mariposafolk.com

Purple Turtle Art Festival

Sat. 8 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 8 and 9
Purple Turtle Art Festival
Come see amazing original paintings, sculptures, photography, pottery, jewellery, woodcraft, native art, and more.
More than 35 artisans from Toronto to Tory Hill, Ontario, as well as local artists, have been selected. Stroll around the lush meadow, enjoy a BBQ prepared by the Briars’ chefs, and shop with our vendors, keeping in mind holidays, birthdays, weddings and any other special occasions.

July 8, 10-5; July 9, 10-4
55 Hedge Rd, Georgina

Open Garden Sundays

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sep.10
Open Garden Sundays Enjoy the beauty of the gardens and the woods in this sacred space. Access to grounds only. 4-6pm
Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 905-476-4013   
lorettomaryholme.ca

5-Day Silent Retreat

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm - Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 9 to 14
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

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 9, 16, 23 from 8-9pm
August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7:30-8:30pm
Sunset Tai Chi
Join Tony Lin as he leads outdoor Tai Chi at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the west lawn. No registration needed.  379A Bouchier St., Roches Point.  
lorettomaryholme.ca

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

5-Day Silent Retreat

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm - Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 9 to 14
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

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue. 11 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

5-Day Silent Retreat

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm - Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 9 to 14
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

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed. 12 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

5-Day Silent Retreat

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm - Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 9 to 14
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

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thu. 13 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

5-Day Silent Retreat

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm - Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 9 to 14
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

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri. 14 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

5-Day Silent Retreat

Sun. 9 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm - Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 11:00 am

July 9 to 14
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

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orillia Scottish Festival

Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

July 14 to 16
Orillia Scottish Festival
A celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. Ceilidh at Legion Friday and Sunday; parade through downtown to waterfront, pipe and drum competitions, showcase of working sheep dogs, entertainment and vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday. Buy a special Maple Leaf button and support the Festival.

Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Sat. 15 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orillia Scottish Festival

Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

July 14 to 16
Orillia Scottish Festival
A celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. Ceilidh at Legion Friday and Sunday; parade through downtown to waterfront, pipe and drum competitions, showcase of working sheep dogs, entertainment and vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday. Buy a special Maple Leaf button and support the Festival.

Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Newmarket Edible Tree Tour

Sat. 15 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

July 15
Newmarket Edible Tree Tour
Join us for a guided walking tour through downtown Newmarket as we uncover delectable treats in unexpected places. Learn about the healthy and delicious food growing on trees and shrubs. Sample urban forest treats and find out about urban forest and food-related programs across York Region. Certified arborist and local experts will lead the tour and share tips on tree identification and selection.
Please bring sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and water. This event is rain or shine.
10:00am to noon. REGISTRATION REQUIRED
416-413-9244; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; yourleaf.org

Scales Nature Park: Family Fun-Day Fundraiser

Sat. 15 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Scales Nature Park holds 8th Anniversary celebration and 3nd Family Fun-Day Fundraiser for the upcoming Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital project on Saturday, July 15, 2017 from 10-5 pm!
 
June 15th 2017, (Oro-Medonte) —Scales Nature Park, an education and conservation facility focused on Canadian reptiles and amphibians, and which features the most complete live collection of these creatures, is pleased to announce that it will be celebrating its 8th Anniversary on July 15th, 2017 with another fun-filled day of activities at the centre. Admission for Scales Nature Park will be 25% off! Once again the event will be raising funds for the upcoming Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital, with a silent auction and other activities.
 
Activities will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and include guided tours and walks, animal ‘touch time’, research project and community partner displays, a silent auction, bouncy castle, live music, face painting, games, and crafts for the young ones, and more. Free hot dogs & drinks will be available for lunch.
 
“We are excited about holding this event again, and it’s a great opportunity for people to see some of the changes that have been happening,” says Jeff Hathaway, owner of Scales Nature Park. “We are also hoping to raise more funds to move the Georgian Bay Turtle Hospital closer to operational status.” The stewardship and research aspects of the turtle hospital have been very active since 2013 through the Saving Turtles at Risk Today (START) project in Muskoka, and now also the Lake Simcoe watershed. However, the rehabilitation of injured turtles has not yet begun. Injured turtles continue to be sent to the Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre (formerly Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre) for treatment. For more information, go to www.gbth.ca.
 
The START Project, a partnership with Laurentian University, the Canadian Wildlife Federation and other organizations, will have turtle technicians on hand to show how to help turtles cross the road safely, demonstrate turtle tracking techniques, and answer questions. If you spot a “rare, nesting, or injured/dead” turtle in Muskoka, you can call or text the turtle hotline at 705-955-4284.  For more information about the project, volunteer opportunities, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
 
If your organization would like to bring an outreach display to this event, or donate an item for the silent auction, please contact us at (705) 327-2808 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with “Family Fun Day” in the subject line, as soon as possible!
 
We can’t wait to see you here at Scales Nature Park, on July 15th, at 82 Line 15 South, Oro-Medonte, for a jam-packed day of fun in the sun!
 
For More Information:
Jeff Hathaway
Founder & Owner, Scales Nature Park
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(705) 327-2808

Walk for Chiari

Sat. 15 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

July 15
Walk for Chiari
Walk to raise awareness about Chiari Malformation. Participants may choose a 1 or 3 km walk. Silent auction, BBQ and visit from BWG fire department.
11am - 3pm
BWG Leisure Centre, 471 West Park Ave.
Bradford
647-523-5063; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

History of Holland Marsh - Bus Tour

Sat. 15 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm

The Bradford West Gwillimbury Local History Society is offering a tour of the Holland Marsh, complete with historical information.

Saturday, July 15

The bus leaves Bond Head United Church at 1pm

$10 per person. Refreshments following the tour

Call 905-775-9562 for more information.

 

Sun. 16 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

Sat. 29 Apr, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

To July 16
Watershedsci

This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.

The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.

Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.

“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”

Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159; www.orilliamuseum.org/events/720-watershedsci

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Watershedsci

Mon. 29 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

Now to July 16
Watershedsci
This exhibition links art practice and scientific research exploring the eco-systems of Lake Couchiching and Lake Simcoe, to generate greater understanding of water quality issues. Current scientific research taking place at Lakehead University, Orillia Campus has been the catalyst for this group exhibition of selected participants who have been given references to academic research to develop their creative response utilizing and exploring new media as well as traditional methods of art making.


The artists involved in this project are:
Travis Shilling, Joanna McEwen, Peter McEwen, Peter Miehm, Sarah Uffelman, Heather Driver Kerslake, Luci Dilkus, Roger Kerslake, Karen Wild, Tanya Cunnington, Bewabon Shilling and Jennie Clark.


Simcoe Watershed Art Project is a collaborative visual arts project with an environmental theme created to involve regional artists in the expression and documentation of the wonders within the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching watersheds.
“It is our goal to encourage members of the community at large and the environmental research communities to realize the potential of visual art to communicate environmental concerns. Beyond recreational purposes, the watershed and the quality of water it processes are essential to life.”


Simcoe Watershed Art Project in collaboration with Lakehead University, Orillia Campus.


Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street S.; 705-326-2159

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orillia Scottish Festival

Fri. 14 Jul, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

July 14 to 16
Orillia Scottish Festival
A celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. Ceilidh at Legion Friday and Sunday; parade through downtown to waterfront, pipe and drum competitions, showcase of working sheep dogs, entertainment and vendors at Couchiching Beach Park Saturday. Buy a special Maple Leaf button and support the Festival.

Royal Canadian Legion, 215 Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 705-325-8442

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Passport To Nature: Shoreline Exploration

Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 9:00 am - 11:00 am

July 16
Passport To Nature: Shoreline Exploration
9am to 11am
This trip will look at aquatic and terrestrial features associated with this unique property.  The Head River winds its way through the property and is the route that will be taken to get to the 35ha site.  The aquatic life within the river and along the shoreline will be reviewed as well as the abundant bird life. This includes kingfishers and the Northern Waterthrush, a specialized warbler associated with wet woods.  During Spring, the Head River overflows into the property, but in the summer months, the river flow is slower giving us the opportunity to paddle in both directions enhancing our observational capabilities of the property.
Leader: Neil Gray and Bob Wright
Meeting spot: Waterthrush Woods. Exact location available once you register.
Couchiching Conservancy, 705-326-1620

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Day

Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

July 16
Annual Heritage Day 10:30 to 4:00. Family Fun for Everyone.  

Interdenominational Church Service followed by  Live Entertainment,  Displays, BBQ Lunch, Competitions with lots of prizes, Silent Auction, and more.  Check for details on the web site.

Coldwater Canadiana Heritage Museum,

1474 Woodrow Rd., Coldwater

coldwatermuseum.com

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 16 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 9, 16, 23 from 8-9pm
August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7:30-8:30pm
Sunset Tai Chi
Join Tony Lin as he leads outdoor Tai Chi at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the west lawn. No registration needed.  379A Bouchier St., Roches Point.  
lorettomaryholme.ca

Mon. 17 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue. 18 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Thu. 20 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Leacock Summer Festival

Thu. 20 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 20 to 23
Leacock Summer Festival
A literary festival featuring award-winning authors and emerging writers. Readings, book signings, dinners and special events, including Feast of Thrones: Come experience the foods, smells and sensations of the popular series, Game of Thrones. A part of this year's Leacock Summer Festival. Event starts at PM.  This is a Cosplay event where prizes can be won. Early bird tickets ($25.00) for entry to the grounds available. Included will be medieval activities and   entertainment. Food and drink extra. 

Call for tickets:  705-329-1908 or on-line through the Orillia Opera House box office.

Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908

705-329-1908

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Fri. 21 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 5 to 21
Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park
A romantic comedy by Neil Simon. A newly minted, straight-laced lawyer and his free-spirited bride move into a tiny, 5th floor, walk-up apartment in Manhattan. Contending with a lack of heat, leaking skylight, interfering mother and eccentric next door neighbour, they hilariously confront the challenges of love and marriage. (Tues: 2pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri: 7:30pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available)
Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Leacock Summer Festival

Thu. 20 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 20 to 23
Leacock Summer Festival
A literary festival featuring award-winning authors and emerging writers. Readings, book signings, dinners and special events, including Feast of Thrones: Come experience the foods, smells and sensations of the popular series, Game of Thrones. A part of this year's Leacock Summer Festival. Event starts at PM.  This is a Cosplay event where prizes can be won. Early bird tickets ($25.00) for entry to the grounds available. Included will be medieval activities and   entertainment. Food and drink extra. 

Call for tickets:  705-329-1908 or on-line through the Orillia Opera House box office.

Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908

705-329-1908

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival

Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival Listings



Inaugural Gala
Friday, July 21, 2017

Venue:  Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St.

Start Time:    7:00 p.m. 

End Time:    10:00 p.m.

Description:    Join the party with official Opening Ceremonies, exclusive preview of two hot new shows: The Hoofers by Norm Foster [World Premiere] and Borne and Razed, a musical by Trevor Curran & Jaemoon Lee; delicious food & beverage pairings, cabaret entertainment, and exhibition of art by Newmarket Group of Artists.

Tickets:        $75 + HST



Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. - SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.
    
4:00 p.m. -  LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life is a circle; sometimes life is a straight line.                        
   
Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
Tickets:        $15.00 + HST  

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location. 

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.-CHECK|MATE:  What will you lose when you’re playing to win?   
  Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE                                                              

4:00 p.m.-BARE|BONES:  Raw/exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.

Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE. 

Tickets:        $15.00 + HST
    

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:        Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life’s a circle; sometimes life’s a straight line. 
     Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
    4:00 p.m.- SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.       
Tickets:        $ 15.00+ HST

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location.

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- BARE|BONES :  Raw/ exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.  Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE.

4:00 p.m.- CHECK|MATE:  What will you  lose when you’re playing to win?   
Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE
Tickets:        $ 15.00 + HST
    
All Tickets Available:
www.newtix.ca 

Website:     www.nationalplayfestival.ca 

Email:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone number: 905-953-5106

Sat. 22 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

Website: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Leacock Summer Festival

Thu. 20 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 20 to 23
Leacock Summer Festival
A literary festival featuring award-winning authors and emerging writers. Readings, book signings, dinners and special events, including Feast of Thrones: Come experience the foods, smells and sensations of the popular series, Game of Thrones. A part of this year's Leacock Summer Festival. Event starts at PM.  This is a Cosplay event where prizes can be won. Early bird tickets ($25.00) for entry to the grounds available. Included will be medieval activities and   entertainment. Food and drink extra. 

Call for tickets:  705-329-1908 or on-line through the Orillia Opera House box office.

Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908

705-329-1908

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival

Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival Listings



Inaugural Gala
Friday, July 21, 2017

Venue:  Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St.

Start Time:    7:00 p.m. 

End Time:    10:00 p.m.

Description:    Join the party with official Opening Ceremonies, exclusive preview of two hot new shows: The Hoofers by Norm Foster [World Premiere] and Borne and Razed, a musical by Trevor Curran & Jaemoon Lee; delicious food & beverage pairings, cabaret entertainment, and exhibition of art by Newmarket Group of Artists.

Tickets:        $75 + HST



Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. - SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.
    
4:00 p.m. -  LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life is a circle; sometimes life is a straight line.                        
   
Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
Tickets:        $15.00 + HST  

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location. 

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.-CHECK|MATE:  What will you lose when you’re playing to win?   
  Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE                                                              

4:00 p.m.-BARE|BONES:  Raw/exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.

Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE. 

Tickets:        $15.00 + HST
    

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:        Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life’s a circle; sometimes life’s a straight line. 
     Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
    4:00 p.m.- SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.       
Tickets:        $ 15.00+ HST

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location.

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- BARE|BONES :  Raw/ exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.  Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE.

4:00 p.m.- CHECK|MATE:  What will you  lose when you’re playing to win?   
Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE
Tickets:        $ 15.00 + HST
    
All Tickets Available:
www.newtix.ca 

Website:     www.nationalplayfestival.ca 

Email:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone number: 905-953-5106

Celebrate Lake Simcoe - and Pow Wow

Sat. 22 Jul, 2017 5:30 am - 5:00 pm

Celebrate Lake Simcoe 2017 Poster

Classics in the Park Car Show

Sat. 22 Jul, 2017 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

July 22
Classics in the Park Car Show
The Barrie Thunder Classics are hosting the annual Classics in the Park Car Show at Heritage Park in beautiful Downtown Barrie on the shores of Kempenfelt Bay. We have over 300 classic and collector cars and trucks expected to attend. The show features parking on the grass, dash plaques, trophies for many classes, fun awards, lots of door prizes, 50/50 draw, Vendor’s Row, 50s and 60s music by a DJ, and food and drink on site. 8am - 4pm. Admission: Free to spectators; Vehicle Entry: $10.
Heritage Park, Lakeshore Drive, Barrie
http://www.barriethunderclassics.ca/

Festival on High

Sat. 22 Jul, 2017 10:00 am

July 22
Festival on High
Every year, hundreds of brave plastic duckies are launched above the Black River Dam and cheered on by young and old alike — each of whom likely has a stake in the race (11am start). Prior to the race, you can buy a $2 ticket and adopt a duck for a day. If your duck is one of the first 10 over the finish line you win vouchers that are accepted by stores, services and restaurants throughout downtown Sutton. Otherwise, Festival on High has something for everyone: a Kids Zone in Mill Pond Park featuring bouncy castle, face painting, dress-up, a FREE photo booth and entertainment. Our horse-drawn wagon is back again this year. This popular attraction takes you on a relaxing tour around town, starting and ending at Market Square Crescent. Speaking of Market Square, we have dozens of vendors waiting to show off their wares. Browse our outdoor bazaar and enjoy live music throughout the day. 120 High St., Sutton, Georgina
905-722-6303; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; suttonbia.com

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

Thu. 1 Jun, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

June 1 to July 23
Elemental Mariposa: The Makers
Part 2 of a 3 Series Exhibition examining the elements that make Orillia. The Makers celebrates the men and women who worked endless hours in a multitude of industries, creating products from raw materials and shaping Orillia’s strong industrial heritage. An exploration of Orillia’s innovation, from building its own hydro-electric power plant to the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars, featuring stories and objects from Otaco Ltd., Tudhope Motor Car Co., Hurl’s Dairy, Canada Wood Specialty Co. Ltd., Orillia Brewery and more. A healthy community’s economic growth is dependent on the research and development of products that contribute to a community’s growth and sustainability.  In the early 20th century, Orillia was at the forefront of innovation, from becoming the first municipality in North America to build its own hydro-electric power plant as well as the design and manufacture of one of Canada’s earliest motor cars – first the Tudhope-McIntyre (1908) and then the Tudhope (1912).  This boom of innovation was accompanied by sawmills, iron foundries, and a host of manufacturing companies producing farm implements, and carriages, shipping these products across Canada.
This exhibit explores our community’s collective growth, this time around industry, labour, pride in hard work and toil to strengthen the economic and social development of the city.
Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter St. S. 705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio

Mon. 10 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 5:00 pm

Paul Harpley's Art Zone Studio
 
Art Zone Studio Planned Opening:

Dates and Times in July:
July 10
July 14, 15, 16, 17
July 21, 23

You are invited - 1 to 5pm

(Weather Dependent – e-mail or phone ahead if weather is questionable, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Open other days, by appointment only.

Phone: 905-722-8021  

6045 Frog St. Located west off Park Road on Frog St. one concession south of the hamlet of Egypt.

Featuring a unique Artist Studio experience that focuses on Art inspired by Nature. The Rustic Studio and Gallery space in the woods located in Northern York Region south of Sutton in beautiful South Lake Simcoe. Experienced professional artists are represented. From time to time special art shows, art and naturalists workshops will be featured, including guest artists. Full limited editions and original art collections of Canadian Nature Artist Paul Harpley featured.

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Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Leacock Summer Festival

Thu. 20 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 4:00 pm

July 20 to 23
Leacock Summer Festival
A literary festival featuring award-winning authors and emerging writers. Readings, book signings, dinners and special events, including Feast of Thrones: Come experience the foods, smells and sensations of the popular series, Game of Thrones. A part of this year's Leacock Summer Festival. Event starts at PM.  This is a Cosplay event where prizes can be won. Early bird tickets ($25.00) for entry to the grounds available. Included will be medieval activities and   entertainment. Food and drink extra. 

Call for tickets:  705-329-1908 or on-line through the Orillia Opera House box office.

Leacock Museum National Historic Site, 50 Museum Drive, 705-329-1908

705-329-1908

PLEASE CHECK TIMES BEFORE YOU GO!

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival

Fri. 21 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm - Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival Listings



Inaugural Gala
Friday, July 21, 2017

Venue:  Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St.

Start Time:    7:00 p.m. 

End Time:    10:00 p.m.

Description:    Join the party with official Opening Ceremonies, exclusive preview of two hot new shows: The Hoofers by Norm Foster [World Premiere] and Borne and Razed, a musical by Trevor Curran & Jaemoon Lee; delicious food & beverage pairings, cabaret entertainment, and exhibition of art by Newmarket Group of Artists.

Tickets:        $75 + HST



Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. - SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.
    
4:00 p.m. -  LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life is a circle; sometimes life is a straight line.                        
   
Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
Tickets:        $15.00 + HST  

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 1
Saturday, July 22, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location. 

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.-CHECK|MATE:  What will you lose when you’re playing to win?   
  Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE                                                              

4:00 p.m.-BARE|BONES:  Raw/exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.

Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE. 

Tickets:        $15.00 + HST
    

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:        Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford St. 

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Old Town Hall or Pickering College location. 
    
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- LOST|FOUND  -Sometimes life’s a circle; sometimes life’s a straight line. 
     Suggested: 15 yrs +/ MATURE LANGUAGE   
    4:00 p.m.- SET|RESET:  You think you’ve got it all set, then someone pushes your buttons.  Suitable for most ages.       
Tickets:        $ 15.00+ HST

Newmarket National 10 Minute Play Festival – DAY 2

Date:  Sunday, July 23, 2017

Venue:        Pickering College, 16945 Bayview Ave.

Description:    Choose from two different “pods” of 10 minute plays, from Pickering College or Old Town Hall location.

1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.- BARE|BONES :  Raw/ exposed – bare truths rattle the skeletons.  Suggested: 17 years +/MATURE THEMES; COARSE LANGUAGE.

4:00 p.m.- CHECK|MATE:  What will you  lose when you’re playing to win?   
Suggested: 15 years +/ MATURE THEMES & LANGUAGE
Tickets:        $ 15.00 + HST
    
All Tickets Available:
www.newtix.ca 

Website:     www.nationalplayfestival.ca 

Email:         This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Phone number: 905-953-5106

Passport To Nature: Hike The Wildlands

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 23
Passport To Nature: Hike The Wildlands
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Travel with park biologist Phil Careless from The Couchiching Conservancy’s Kris Starr Sanctuary to the beautiful fens and granite barrens of Queen Elizabeth II Wildlands Provincial Park. On this journey into one of Southern Ontario’s largest and least known parks, we will seek out the species that grow, swim and run across this semi-wilderness: life that is dependent on the connection between conservancy and park lands.
It is a moderately difficult walk.  No hills or tricky footing but we will not be on a flat cleared trail. Please ensure you are prepared for a full afternoon outdoors with good footwear, snacks and other personal items.
1pm to 3pm
Couchiching Conservancy, 705-326-1620

Sharon Soundbites: The Elwins at the Temple

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sharon Soundbites: The Elwins at the Temple
Jul 23rd
Start Time: 1:30pm - 6:00pm 
Join us for an afternoon of music and food trucks at the Sharon Temple! Gates open at 1:30, concert starts at 2:30. Outdoor event, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Please bring valid ID, this is a licensed event.
The Elwins are coming to the Temple!! … Are you ready?
To purchase tickets click here: http://www.yorkscene.com/tc-events/sharon-soundbites

Sharon Soundbites: Elwins at the Temple

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

July 23
Sharon Soundbites: Elwins at the Temple
1:30pm to 6pm
Join us for an afternoon of music and food trucks at the Sharon Temple. Gates open at 1:30, concert starts at 2:30. Outdoor event, rain or shine. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door.
Please bring valid ID, this is a licensed event.

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 23 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

July 2, 9, 16, 23 from 8-9pm
August 6, 13, 20, 27 from 7:30-8:30pm
Sunset Tai Chi
Join Tony Lin as he leads outdoor Tai Chi at Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre on the west lawn. No registration needed.  379A Bouchier St., Roches Point.  
lorettomaryholme.ca

Mon. 24 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Thu. 27 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Wayhome Music And Arts Festival

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

July 28 to 30
Wayhome Music And Arts Festival
A celebration of music, food, art and film. A place for people who love one or all of these things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour and spectacle. Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

Tue. 20 Jun, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:30 pm

June 20 to July 29
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree
A musical comedy for folks who love their pets. Dogs celebrate in an off-leash park on the eve of the summer solstice, when the star Sirius, patron saint of dogs, shines most brightly. A Jack Russell who thinks he’s Mick Jagger, a pair of Corgis who tell how to keep The Royals in line, and a Schnauzer pup with a tennis ball perform in a talent contest presided over by a down-on-his-luck, Springer Spaniel TV star. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book and lyrics by David Fanstone, music by Birds of Bellwoods. (Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm. No show on July 28)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PLEASE CONFIRM SHOW TIMES, DATES WHEN YOU RESERVE YOUR TICKETS.

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 11:00 am - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:30 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘Land of Make Believe’
From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical.
Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home.
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig; Directed by Mike Holland; Choreography by Carla Tucker
Show Times: 11am, 2pm and 7pm (Times vary each day, see website)
Regular Admission: $17.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com/land-of-make-believe/

Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’

Wed. 19 Jul, 2017 8:00 pm - Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 10:00 pm

July 19 to 29
Theatre By The Bay Presents ‘The Five Points’
What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city? These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
8pm
$32.42
Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie
705-739-4228; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
theatrebythebay.com

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Wayhome Music And Arts Festival

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

July 28 to 30
Wayhome Music And Arts Festival
A celebration of music, food, art and film. A place for people who love one or all of these things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour and spectacle. Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROC-Fest - GEORGINA

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:00 am - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 6:00 pm

July 29 and 30
ROC-Fest
8am to 6pm
Slo-Pitch Tournament - SPO Qualifiers for the 2017 SPO Worth Provincial Championships, and great prizes to be won! BBQ / Beer garden, massive side-walk sale with more than 100 exhibitors, antique car show, Saturday Night Concert, 6pm-8pm, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tribute
100-percent of proceeds will be presented to three local charities.
The ROC, 26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick
905-251-3564; georgina.ca

Downtown Orillia Summer Block Party

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

July 29
Downtown Orillia Summer Block Party and Mural Reveal. A street festival like no other. A fusion of art, music, food, sizzling sales, children’s activities, contests, giveaways, and the unveiling of a public art mural at 178 Mississaga Street East, celebrating Orillia’s 150th Anniversary. 9am to 6pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261

Sun. 30 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

Wayhome Music And Arts Festival

Fri. 28 Jul, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 11:00 pm

July 28 to 30
Wayhome Music And Arts Festival
A celebration of music, food, art and film. A place for people who love one or all of these things to come together to make a kaleidoscope of sound, smell, colour and spectacle. Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ROC-Fest - GEORGINA

Sat. 29 Jul, 2017 8:00 am - Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 6:00 pm

July 29 and 30
ROC-Fest
8am to 6pm
Slo-Pitch Tournament - SPO Qualifiers for the 2017 SPO Worth Provincial Championships, and great prizes to be won! BBQ / Beer garden, massive side-walk sale with more than 100 exhibitors, antique car show, Saturday Night Concert, 6pm-8pm, Garth Brooks and Shania Twain Tribute
100-percent of proceeds will be presented to three local charities.
The ROC, 26557 Civic Centre Rd., Keswick
905-251-3564; georgina.ca

Barrie Concert Band - Orillia Summer Series

Sun. 30 Jul, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Orillia Summer Concert Series     

Sunday, July 30, 2017 - 6:30-8:30 pm
Rotary Aqua Theatre, Couchiching Beach Park,
Centennial Drive, Orillia  (off 180 Bay St.)

Bring a lawn chair or blanket and listen to some summertime pops and light rock tunes, or sit close to the bandshell. In case of rain, this event may be moved to the Orillia Opera House. Thank you to the City of Orillia and Champlain Seniors Service Club for providing their sponsorship for many years.

Mon. 31 Jul, 2017

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

Thu. 11 May, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

May 11 (Thursday) 10am - August 5 (Saturday) 4pm

The year is full of excitement and celebration! With Canada’s oldest operating artist group celebrating their 145th anniversary and Canada commemorating our 150th year of Confederation, this is the best opportunity to view and purchase thought-provoking, intriguing and engaging art by Ontario’s professional artists.  

Artwork displayed in this exhibition has or represents Canadian content through each artists’ technically proficient methods and unique perspectives.

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

‘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).

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

Celebrating Canada's 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents "Oh Canada" an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories.

South Simcoe Arts Council, 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.

For info email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 705-435-3591. 

Hours

Mon: 10am - 5pm
Tue: 10am - 5pm
Wed: 10am - 5pm
Thu: 10am - 5pm
Fri: 10am - 5pm

For weekend hours please confirm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sundays

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 4:00 pm

July 5 to Aug. 16
Celebrating Canada’s 150th, the South Simcoe Palette Club presents “Oh Canada” an art exhibit celebrating the provinces and territories at the South Simcoe Arts Council location 41 Victoria Street East, Alliston.  705-435-3591; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Donald A. Stuart - 50 Years of Creative Excellence

Tue. 25 Jul, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 4 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

In celebration of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, the Simcoe County Museum is pleased to announce our latest and uniquely innovative exhibition: Donald A. Stuart / Designer / Craftsman / 50 Years of Creative Excellence.  

The exhibition features a cross-section of 50 years of artistic works, gathered together for the first time, by one of Canada’s and Simcoe County’s most acclaimed craftsmen, Donald A. Stuart. This retrospective showcases work from across the last five decades. The earliest piece is a sterling silver demitasse coffee service from 1967 which won two major awards in the Canadian Guild of Crafts exhibition of that year – Best Design and Best Hollowware.  Also included are many other national and international award winning pieces.

The Homage Collection, which includes 40 necklaces inspired by outstanding Canadian women and currently on tour at the Yukon Arts Centre Art Gallery in Whitehorse has been added to the exhibition. Homage celebrates contributions to Canada by women from all walks of life, across the centuries, from coast to coast. The exhibit is open until September 4th.

Mr. Stuart was born in Toronto, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and is a long term resident of Simcoe County (Midhurst).  Mr. Stuart is a recipient of both the Order of Ontario and the Order of Canada.

For more information on this event contact the Simcoe County Museum at 705-728-3721 or visit museum.simcoe.ca.

Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories

Wed. 26 Jul, 2017 2:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

July 26 to Aug. 11
Summer Theatre: Bedtime Stories
A classic comedy by Norm Foster. Six different bedrooms, 15 characters and their hilarious, thought-provoking stories, all cleverly connected. (Tues: 2:00 pm / Wed. and Thurs: 2:00 and 7:30 pm / Fri: 7:30 pm / Group rate and Season Flex Pac available) Orillia Opera House, 1 West Street N.
705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542
orilliaoperahouse.ca

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