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Tue. 1 Aug, 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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed. 2 Aug, 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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thu. 3 Aug, 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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri. 4 Aug, 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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest

Fri. 4 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 4 to 7
Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest
Midway, games and a variety of vendors. Great fun for the whole family. Proceeds to local charities. Couchiching Beach Park. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sat. 5 Aug, 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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest

Fri. 4 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 4 to 7
Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest
Midway, games and a variety of vendors. Great fun for the whole family. Proceeds to local charities. Couchiching Beach Park. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

47th Annual Kempenfest

Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 5 to 7
47th Annual Kempenfest
Held annually on the August long weekend. Features over 300 artisans, an antique show, food vendors, midway, children’s activities, and an amazing line-up of live entertainment. A Barrie long weekend tradition not to be missed.
Art Vendors  open Sat., Sun. and Mon. 10am to 6pm. Various times for concerts, please visit website. Admission: Free
Barrie Waterfront Parks
www.kempenfest.com

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest

Fri. 4 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 4 to 7
Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest
Midway, games and a variety of vendors. Great fun for the whole family. Proceeds to local charities. Couchiching Beach Park. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

47th Annual Kempenfest

Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 5 to 7
47th Annual Kempenfest
Held annually on the August long weekend. Features over 300 artisans, an antique show, food vendors, midway, children’s activities, and an amazing line-up of live entertainment. A Barrie long weekend tradition not to be missed.
Art Vendors  open Sat., Sun. and Mon. 10am to 6pm. Various times for concerts, please visit website. Admission: Free
Barrie Waterfront Parks
www.kempenfest.com

Women’s R&R

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm

Aug. 6 to 11
Women’s R&R
In the Company of Women
Enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Swim, walk, read, work a puzzle, dream. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. 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. , calling 905-476-4013   lorettomaryholme.ca

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 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. 7 Aug, 2017

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest

Fri. 4 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 4 to 7
Rotary-Lions Annual Funfest
Midway, games and a variety of vendors. Great fun for the whole family. Proceeds to local charities. Couchiching Beach Park. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

47th Annual Kempenfest

Sat. 5 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 5 to 7
47th Annual Kempenfest
Held annually on the August long weekend. Features over 300 artisans, an antique show, food vendors, midway, children’s activities, and an amazing line-up of live entertainment. A Barrie long weekend tradition not to be missed.
Art Vendors  open Sat., Sun. and Mon. 10am to 6pm. Various times for concerts, please visit website. Admission: Free
Barrie Waterfront Parks
www.kempenfest.com

Women’s R&R

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm

Aug. 6 to 11
Women’s R&R
In the Company of Women
Enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Swim, walk, read, work a puzzle, dream. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. 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. , calling 905-476-4013   lorettomaryholme.ca

Pefferlaw Family Picnic

Mon. 7 Aug, 2017 10:00 am

Aug 7
Pefferlaw Family Picnic
Live entertainment, bouncy castle, refreshments. Free community event. Visit the Pefferlaw Lions Antique Classic Car Show while you are there. 10am. Lions Community Centre Park, 38 Pete’s Lane, Pefferlaw
705-437-2945; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tue. 8 Aug, 2017

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women’s R&R

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm

Aug. 6 to 11
Women’s R&R
In the Company of Women
Enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Swim, walk, read, work a puzzle, dream. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. 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. , calling 905-476-4013   lorettomaryholme.ca

Wed. 9 Aug, 2017

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women’s R&R

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm

Aug. 6 to 11
Women’s R&R
In the Company of Women
Enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Swim, walk, read, work a puzzle, dream. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. 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. , calling 905-476-4013   lorettomaryholme.ca

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women’s R&R

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm

Aug. 6 to 11
Women’s R&R
In the Company of Women
Enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Swim, walk, read, work a puzzle, dream. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. 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. , calling 905-476-4013   lorettomaryholme.ca

Sutton Fair and Horse Show

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 8:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Sutton Fair and Horse Show
Thurs. 10am to Sun. 8pm
A true country fair. Come and enjoy the Horse Pull, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies, Fair rides, entertainment, food and festivities. A full weekend of fun for the whole family. 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina
Phone:
905-722-3165; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; suttonfair.com

Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 11:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival
A country music celebration and camping festival. Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists, including Keith Urban andLuke Bryan. Great food, merchant and craft vendors. 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.

Coldwater Steampunk Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm - Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 12
7th Annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival: Vintage Canadiana
Canada’s 150th Steampunk’d Birthday. Step through the looking glass into Canada’s history, experience 1867 and meet characters from the past as they time travel to Coldwater. Vendors, artisans, buskers, musicians, duelling knights, vintage vehicles, old fashioned circus sideshow and more. Downtown Coldwater, Coldwater Mill and Canadiana Museum. (Thurs: 6:00 - 8:00 pm / Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Free shuttle between Mill and Museum). 705-715-6950; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fri. 11 Aug, 2017

‘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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Women’s R&R

Sun. 6 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm

Aug. 6 to 11
Women’s R&R
In the Company of Women
Enjoy this beautiful space for 3-7 nights in relaxation. Bring a friend or meet new friends. Swim, walk, read, work a puzzle, dream. Private or shared accommodations with home-cooked meals. 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. , calling 905-476-4013   lorettomaryholme.ca

Sutton Fair and Horse Show

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 8:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Sutton Fair and Horse Show
Thurs. 10am to Sun. 8pm
A true country fair. Come and enjoy the Horse Pull, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies, Fair rides, entertainment, food and festivities. A full weekend of fun for the whole family. 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina
Phone:
905-722-3165; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; suttonfair.com

Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 11:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival
A country music celebration and camping festival. Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists, including Keith Urban andLuke Bryan. Great food, merchant and craft vendors. 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.

Coldwater Steampunk Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm - Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 12
7th Annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival: Vintage Canadiana
Canada’s 150th Steampunk’d Birthday. Step through the looking glass into Canada’s history, experience 1867 and meet characters from the past as they time travel to Coldwater. Vendors, artisans, buskers, musicians, duelling knights, vintage vehicles, old fashioned circus sideshow and more. Downtown Coldwater, Coldwater Mill and Canadiana Museum. (Thurs: 6:00 - 8:00 pm / Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Free shuttle between Mill and Museum). 705-715-6950; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orillia Waterfront Festival

Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 11 to 13
Orillia Waterfront Festival
Fun for all ages. In-water boat show, cottage and outdoor products, artists and artisans, variety of vendors, live music and entertainment, dock dogs diving contest, water ski shows and more throughout the weekend. Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at noon. (Fri: Noon - 8pm / Sat: 10am - 7pm / Sun: 10am - 6pm)Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching
705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017

‘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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sutton Fair and Horse Show

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 8:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Sutton Fair and Horse Show
Thurs. 10am to Sun. 8pm
A true country fair. Come and enjoy the Horse Pull, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies, Fair rides, entertainment, food and festivities. A full weekend of fun for the whole family. 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina
Phone:
905-722-3165; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; suttonfair.com

Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 11:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival
A country music celebration and camping festival. Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists, including Keith Urban andLuke Bryan. Great food, merchant and craft vendors. 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.

Coldwater Steampunk Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm - Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 12
7th Annual Coldwater Steampunk Festival: Vintage Canadiana
Canada’s 150th Steampunk’d Birthday. Step through the looking glass into Canada’s history, experience 1867 and meet characters from the past as they time travel to Coldwater. Vendors, artisans, buskers, musicians, duelling knights, vintage vehicles, old fashioned circus sideshow and more. Downtown Coldwater, Coldwater Mill and Canadiana Museum. (Thurs: 6:00 - 8:00 pm / Fri: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm / Free shuttle between Mill and Museum). 705-715-6950; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Orillia Waterfront Festival

Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 11 to 13
Orillia Waterfront Festival
Fun for all ages. In-water boat show, cottage and outdoor products, artists and artisans, variety of vendors, live music and entertainment, dock dogs diving contest, water ski shows and more throughout the weekend. Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at noon. (Fri: Noon - 8pm / Sat: 10am - 7pm / Sun: 10am - 6pm)Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching
705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Love Your Greats Day

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 7:00 am

Aug. 12
Love Your Greats Day
Take part in activities to benefit the Great Lakes Basin, including Lake Simcoe and the Trent-Severn Waterway. Take a water sample to monitor microplastics and microbeads, record wildlife in your area, get outside and show your love for your “backyard.”

Details and participation form at:
loveyourgreats.com/loveyourgreatsday

Painted Perch Festival

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 10:00 am

Aug. 12
Painted Perch Festival
10am
Jackson’s Point Village Association will be hosting their Annual Painted Perch Festival in Jackson’s Point. An afternoon and evening of fun and excitement for the whole family. The kids can enjoy games, crafts and face painting and live music featuring local talent. Don’t forget to check out all of the wonderful handcrafted perch and vote for your favorite. Vendors, artisans, and some great food and drinks to enjoy. 942 Lake Dr. E., Jacksons Point
647-504-4254; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; jacksonspointbia.com

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

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Brock’s Big Bite comes to Cannington

Sat. 12 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Aug. 12
Brock’s Big Bite
A taste of something new – the Township of Brock annual festival of food and friends will be hosted in a new location and on a new date this year. What will you find as you stroll along the sidewalks of Cannington on August 12th? Artisans, some new and many returning, ready to stop and chat, community groups, retailers and businesses that set up shop “On the Street” for the day. You’ll be sure to find something special to take home, make new friends, and find out about our very active community groups.

The highlight of Brock’s Big Bite is the mouth-watering meal. Community-style tables, covered with bright red and white checkered cloths stretch out on the street creating a welcoming setting. The offering features locally grown (or raised), farm-to-table foods. Come celebrate local with us! Be part of Brock’s Big Bite 2017.

What a perfect way to enjoy a Saturday afternoon in August! There is something for everyone: activities and games for the kids; a skatepark with tuby waves, rails, ledges and transition for the teens; music for all ages; and talented artisans and vendors for those that like to shop.

The grand finale is an entertaining evening at the Legion for the adults, starting at 8pm.

Spend the day in the historical village of Cannington and be part of the celebration of food and friends.

www.brocksbigbite.ca

Sun. 13 Aug, 2017

‘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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sutton Fair and Horse Show

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 8:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Sutton Fair and Horse Show
Thurs. 10am to Sun. 8pm
A true country fair. Come and enjoy the Horse Pull, Truck and Tractor Pull, Demolition Derbies, Fair rides, entertainment, food and festivities. A full weekend of fun for the whole family. 3 Fairpark Lane, Georgina
Phone:
905-722-3165; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; suttonfair.com

Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival

Thu. 10 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 11:00 pm

Aug. 10 to 13
Boots And Hearts Country Music Festival
A country music celebration and camping festival. Over 30 performers, from global superstars to emerging artists, including Keith Urban andLuke Bryan. Great food, merchant and craft vendors. 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.

Orillia Waterfront Festival

Fri. 11 Aug, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 11 to 13
Orillia Waterfront Festival
Fun for all ages. In-water boat show, cottage and outdoor products, artists and artisans, variety of vendors, live music and entertainment, dock dogs diving contest, water ski shows and more throughout the weekend. Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at noon. (Fri: Noon - 8pm / Sat: 10am - 7pm / Sun: 10am - 6pm)Port of Orillia and waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching
705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Open Garden Sundays

Sun. 13 Aug, 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

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 13 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 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. 14 Aug, 2017

‘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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society

Mon. 14 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm

Aug. 14
Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society
An Evening with Master Gardeners: Catherine Waffle –“Attracting Birds to the Garden.”A presentation that covers ways to attract and encourage birds and other pollinators to take up residence in your garden by planting flowers, shrubs and trees that offer them the basic necessities of life. It focuses on native species and how to provide food, water, nesting and roosting sites. Tips on bird feeders and baths and how best to maintain them.         ValGillespie and Louise _______ “Your Gardening Questions Answered ”.Send your garden questions, with photos if possible, to Val by Aug. 7 and she and Louise will do their best to answer your questions at our meeting. Gather together your friends and come on out to an informative meeting. Guests are always welcome. The meeting will take place at the Oro-Medonte (Guthrie) Arena located at #71 Hwy. 11 South at the 4th Line exit at 7:30pm

Tue. 15 Aug, 2017

‘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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017

‘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. 

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“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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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. 17 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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. 18 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Carrot Fest 2017

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 and 19
Carrot Fest 2017
Voted as one of the Top 100 events in Ontario by the Festival and Events Ontario for the past seven years, Carrot Fest returns to Bradford West Gwilimbury for the 19th annual event. BWG’s 2017 Carrot Fest will take place in the downtown area and at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre. The event includes a large vendor market with hundreds of vendors, the Ontario Dock Dogs Association, Professional Wrestling events, BMX Stunt Shows, Kids Zone, live stage entertainment and more.
The black organic soils of the Holland Marsh make Bradford West Gwillimbury one of Canada’s biggest carrot-producing regions and the ‘Heart of the Vegetable Industry’. Carrot Fest is a celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage, especially the role played by the carrot in the local economy. Carrot Fest is a way to bring the community together to celebrate, encourage participation and generate pride.  What started as a merchant-based community has now developed into a historical event involving not only the residents, but people from the global community.
Downtown Bradford, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
905-775-5359; carrotfest.ca

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The Big Feastival

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 to 20
The Big Feastival
A feel good festival of food and music for all ages, originally conceived by chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver. Incredible entertainment includes American rock band Weezer, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Strumbellas, and Fred Penner, Paw Patrol and Splash’n Boots for kids. Top chefs Chuck Hughes, Rob Gentile, Derek Dammann and more; cooking school, producers’ market and gourmet street food. Big Top, Little Dude’s Den, Fun Fair and Action Station for kids.
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie (Tickets on line / Camping available / Children under 12 free)
thebigfeastival.ca

PLEASE CONFIRM START AND EVENT TIMES!

Barrie Rhythmfest

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 18 and 19
Barrie Rhythmfest
Celebrate the universal language of rhythm including live entertainment, workshops, and vendors. Interactivity is a central theme and audiences young and old are encouraged to participate. Kicks-off Friday night with performances at Holly Community Centre and then continues all day Saturday at Heritage Park.
Friday - 5pm to 10pm; Saturday - 10am to 10pm. Admission: Free
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe St., Barrie
705-739-4285; www.barrie.ca/rhythmfest

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Carrot Fest 2017

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 and 19
Carrot Fest 2017
Voted as one of the Top 100 events in Ontario by the Festival and Events Ontario for the past seven years, Carrot Fest returns to Bradford West Gwilimbury for the 19th annual event. BWG’s 2017 Carrot Fest will take place in the downtown area and at the Bradford and District Memorial Community Centre. The event includes a large vendor market with hundreds of vendors, the Ontario Dock Dogs Association, Professional Wrestling events, BMX Stunt Shows, Kids Zone, live stage entertainment and more.
The black organic soils of the Holland Marsh make Bradford West Gwillimbury one of Canada’s biggest carrot-producing regions and the ‘Heart of the Vegetable Industry’. Carrot Fest is a celebration of the region’s agricultural heritage, especially the role played by the carrot in the local economy. Carrot Fest is a way to bring the community together to celebrate, encourage participation and generate pride.  What started as a merchant-based community has now developed into a historical event involving not only the residents, but people from the global community.
Downtown Bradford, Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury
905-775-5359; carrotfest.ca

CHECK WEBSITE FOR TIMES OF EVENTS!

The Big Feastival

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 to 20
The Big Feastival
A feel good festival of food and music for all ages, originally conceived by chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver. Incredible entertainment includes American rock band Weezer, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Strumbellas, and Fred Penner, Paw Patrol and Splash’n Boots for kids. Top chefs Chuck Hughes, Rob Gentile, Derek Dammann and more; cooking school, producers’ market and gourmet street food. Big Top, Little Dude’s Den, Fun Fair and Action Station for kids.
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie (Tickets on line / Camping available / Children under 12 free)
thebigfeastival.ca

PLEASE CONFIRM START AND EVENT TIMES!

Barrie Rhythmfest

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 18 and 19
Barrie Rhythmfest
Celebrate the universal language of rhythm including live entertainment, workshops, and vendors. Interactivity is a central theme and audiences young and old are encouraged to participate. Kicks-off Friday night with performances at Holly Community Centre and then continues all day Saturday at Heritage Park.
Friday - 5pm to 10pm; Saturday - 10am to 10pm. Admission: Free
Heritage Park, 5 Simcoe St., Barrie
705-739-4285; www.barrie.ca/rhythmfest

Tough Mudder

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 8:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 19 and 20
Tough Mudder
An obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. 5 Miles. 13 Obstacles. 1 Extraordinary Experience
Escape the ordinary with Tough Mudder Half Toronto Presented by Merrell. Tough Mudder Half isn’t a race – it’s the best five-mile mud obstacle course challenge on the planet (with no ice or electricity). It’s a community of 2 million strong who have already found camaraderie on the course and in the mud…and it’s your first step toward warrior status. With the help of your fellow Toronto Mudders, you’ll overcome our highest-rated obstacles, adrenaline-pumping challenges…and the little voice in your head that says “you can’t.”
We’ve also lowered our minimum age to 14 – so you can get muddy with the whole family.
Mt. St. Louis Moonstone
24 Mount St. Louis Road, Coldwater,
705-835-2112

Classic Car Show

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 10:00 am

Aug 19
Classic Car Show
A dazzling collection of over 400 classic cars line Orillia’s downtown streets. The largest car show in the region. Live entertainment, excellent dining and great shopping. Downtown Orillia, 705-325-3261 (Free parking in downtown lots)

Chippewas of Rama First Nation Pow Wow

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 19 to 20
32nd Annual Chippewas of Rama First Nation Pow Wow
Everyone welcome, experience competition dancing and singing; enjoy the food and craft vendors.

Grand entry: Saturday at 1pm and 6:30pm

Sunday at 12:30pm

A celebration of culture, heritage and friendship, bringing together Turtle Island’s finest Pow Wow singers, dancers and drummers. Traditional foods, arts, crafts and more. Great contest prizes. Everyone welcome. John Snake Memorial Multipurpose Grounds, 6030 Rama Road, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, 705-325-3611, Ext. 1288

Throughout our history, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation have  been known as a caring, sharing people. Our Chippewa territory has been called ‘the gathering place’ where travelers rested before continuing on their journey, where great meetings were held and important agreements signed.  From the earliest of times, our people have been entrepreneurs, artisans, craftsmen, hunters and fishermen.  We later operated as guides throughout the area for tourists, and marketed crafts, produce and services.
We invite you to learn more about our community, whose pride in Ojibwe traditions and restoring traditional ecological knowledge are at the forefront of community visioning.  This stands alongside progressive programs, economic development initiatives and member services.
Music and performing arts, visual arts crafts and story telling.

For more information, vendor inquiries and visitors, please contact Rama First Nation at:

705-325-3611

Sherry Lawson,  Heritage Administrator, ext. 1212 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben Cousineau, Community Researcher/Archivist, ext. 1288  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Doors Open Aurora 2017

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Aug. 19
19Aug
Doors Open Aurora 2017
Celebrating Places Of Cultural, Historical And Architectural Significance
The building at 22 Church Street officially opened as a public school on September 30, 1886; within the first two years, Aurora’s first high school opened in two upper floor classrooms. Since that time, the “Aurora Public School” has functioned as a school board, a training institute, an overflow school, a museum, and now a multi-purpose centre of arts, culture and heritage.
Look for an exciting roster of venues and walking tours throughout Aurora. For information for sites throughout the town, visit www.aurora.ca
Come peek through our doors and celebrate how we incorporate arts, culture and heritage into a lively and relevant gathering hub in the middle of Aurora.
Free admission.
Building accessible; elevator entrance at the north glass doors.
Aurora Cultural Centre, 22 Church St.
905 713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

Sun. 20 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

The Big Feastival

Fri. 18 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 18 to 20
The Big Feastival
A feel good festival of food and music for all ages, originally conceived by chef and restaurateur Jamie Oliver. Incredible entertainment includes American rock band Weezer, Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals, The Strumbellas, and Fred Penner, Paw Patrol and Splash’n Boots for kids. Top chefs Chuck Hughes, Rob Gentile, Derek Dammann and more; cooking school, producers’ market and gourmet street food. Big Top, Little Dude’s Den, Fun Fair and Action Station for kids.
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds, 180-8th Line South, Oro-Medonte, just off Hwy. 11, half-way between Orillia and Barrie (Tickets on line / Camping available / Children under 12 free)
thebigfeastival.ca

PLEASE CONFIRM START AND EVENT TIMES!

Tough Mudder

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 8:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 19 and 20
Tough Mudder
An obstacle course designed by British Special Forces. 5 Miles. 13 Obstacles. 1 Extraordinary Experience
Escape the ordinary with Tough Mudder Half Toronto Presented by Merrell. Tough Mudder Half isn’t a race – it’s the best five-mile mud obstacle course challenge on the planet (with no ice or electricity). It’s a community of 2 million strong who have already found camaraderie on the course and in the mud…and it’s your first step toward warrior status. With the help of your fellow Toronto Mudders, you’ll overcome our highest-rated obstacles, adrenaline-pumping challenges…and the little voice in your head that says “you can’t.”
We’ve also lowered our minimum age to 14 – so you can get muddy with the whole family.
Mt. St. Louis Moonstone
24 Mount St. Louis Road, Coldwater,
705-835-2112

Chippewas of Rama First Nation Pow Wow

Sat. 19 Aug, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 19 to 20
32nd Annual Chippewas of Rama First Nation Pow Wow
Everyone welcome, experience competition dancing and singing; enjoy the food and craft vendors.

Grand entry: Saturday at 1pm and 6:30pm

Sunday at 12:30pm

A celebration of culture, heritage and friendship, bringing together Turtle Island’s finest Pow Wow singers, dancers and drummers. Traditional foods, arts, crafts and more. Great contest prizes. Everyone welcome. John Snake Memorial Multipurpose Grounds, 6030 Rama Road, Chippewas of Rama First Nation, 705-325-3611, Ext. 1288

Throughout our history, the Chippewas of Rama First Nation have  been known as a caring, sharing people. Our Chippewa territory has been called ‘the gathering place’ where travelers rested before continuing on their journey, where great meetings were held and important agreements signed.  From the earliest of times, our people have been entrepreneurs, artisans, craftsmen, hunters and fishermen.  We later operated as guides throughout the area for tourists, and marketed crafts, produce and services.
We invite you to learn more about our community, whose pride in Ojibwe traditions and restoring traditional ecological knowledge are at the forefront of community visioning.  This stands alongside progressive programs, economic development initiatives and member services.
Music and performing arts, visual arts crafts and story telling.

For more information, vendor inquiries and visitors, please contact Rama First Nation at:

705-325-3611

Sherry Lawson,  Heritage Administrator, ext. 1212 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ben Cousineau, Community Researcher/Archivist, ext. 1288  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 20 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 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. 21 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Tue. 22 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Wed. 23 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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. 24 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair

Thu. 24 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 24 to 27
Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair
There is 164 years of tradition of our Fair within the Simcoe County community to celebrate our agricultural heritage.
Our 2017 Fair will continue in this tradition by hosting judged events of livestock, horses, and home crafts.  The Fair will also offer a variety of vendors and exhibits which will be of interest to all visitors of the Fair.  An exciting Midway and attractions like the Demolition Derby and Tractor Pulls will certainly make it another Fair not to miss.
Essa Agriplex, 7505 Sideroad 10, Thornton
705-726-1200; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; essaagriplex.ca/

Fri. 25 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair

Thu. 24 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 24 to 27
Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair
There is 164 years of tradition of our Fair within the Simcoe County community to celebrate our agricultural heritage.
Our 2017 Fair will continue in this tradition by hosting judged events of livestock, horses, and home crafts.  The Fair will also offer a variety of vendors and exhibits which will be of interest to all visitors of the Fair.  An exciting Midway and attractions like the Demolition Derby and Tractor Pulls will certainly make it another Fair not to miss.
Essa Agriplex, 7505 Sideroad 10, Thornton
705-726-1200; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; essaagriplex.ca/

Newmarket Music Festival

Fri. 25 Aug, 2017 5:30 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 10:30 pm

Aug. 25 to 27
Newmarket Music Festival
Formerly known as the Newmarket jazz+ Festival, the newly branded TD-Newmarket Music Festival 2017 will be at Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall heralding a ‘home-coming’ and a new beginning for the annual festival.

New Festival Date: Friday to Sunday – Aug. 25, 26 and 27, featuring two outdoor stages, one indoor stage, Visual Artists, Dancers, Workshops, Beer/Wine Garden, Food Vendors, Children’s Creative Zone.

Enjoy fantastic music in the heart of Newmarket, near Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake.

newmarketmusicfestival.com

Sat. 26 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway

Tue. 1 Aug, 2017 2:00 pm - Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 1 to 26
New Sunshine Festival Theatre: The Night The Lights Went Out On Broadway
The night Ethel Merman died, theatre producers on The Great White Way turned their marquee lights off for an hour, in tribute to the lady who, for many years, was Broadway. But a little set-back like death didn’t stop Ethel Merman. From when she passes to when the lights come back on, Ethel Merman, aided by her nurse and physician, tells the remarkable story of her climb to fame and title of the greatest of Broadway’s broads. Presented by New Sunshine Festival. Book by Norbert David, music by Porter, Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart.
(Tues. and Wed: 2pm / Thurs: 2pm and 7:30pm / Fri. and Sat: 7:30pm / See Orillia Playtime Getaway for exciting Group Day Trips and Overnight Packages)
OCC Theatre, 64 Colborne St. East, Downtown Orillia, 705-238-2236;  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair

Thu. 24 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 24 to 27
Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair
There is 164 years of tradition of our Fair within the Simcoe County community to celebrate our agricultural heritage.
Our 2017 Fair will continue in this tradition by hosting judged events of livestock, horses, and home crafts.  The Fair will also offer a variety of vendors and exhibits which will be of interest to all visitors of the Fair.  An exciting Midway and attractions like the Demolition Derby and Tractor Pulls will certainly make it another Fair not to miss.
Essa Agriplex, 7505 Sideroad 10, Thornton
705-726-1200; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; essaagriplex.ca/

Newmarket Music Festival

Fri. 25 Aug, 2017 5:30 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 10:30 pm

Aug. 25 to 27
Newmarket Music Festival
Formerly known as the Newmarket jazz+ Festival, the newly branded TD-Newmarket Music Festival 2017 will be at Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall heralding a ‘home-coming’ and a new beginning for the annual festival.

New Festival Date: Friday to Sunday – Aug. 25, 26 and 27, featuring two outdoor stages, one indoor stage, Visual Artists, Dancers, Workshops, Beer/Wine Garden, Food Vendors, Children’s Creative Zone.

Enjoy fantastic music in the heart of Newmarket, near Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake.

newmarketmusicfestival.com

Barrie Dragon Boat Festival

Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 6:30 am - 6:00 pm

Aug. 26
15th Annual Barrie Dragon Boat Festival
Barrie Public Library is continuing a new tradition based on a centuries old one. The Barrie Dragon Boat Festival is a summer event that promotes community spirit, vitality and unity. The fundamental objective of a Dragon Boat Festival is to strengthen community spirit, providing an opportunity for citizens to demonstrate their organizational talent and resources in hosting a major recreational and cultural event. Fun and Excitement on Kempenfelt Bay. Bring the family to watch the Dragon Boat races, cultural and commercial exhibits, children’s activities and much more. 8am - 6pm. Admission: Free. Heritage Park and Kempenfelt Bay, Barrie. Please view the website for more details.
705-728-1010 ext. 7137; barriedragonboatfestival.ca

Orillia Local Food Festival

Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

orillia food festival

Starry Night Gallery And Studio Tour

Sat. 26 Aug, 2017 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Aug. 26
Starry Night Gallery And Studio Tour
A magical evening of art and music. Experience Orillia’s vibrant arts community and meet local artists in their galleries and studios. Live music in a variety of venues, restaurants and on the streets. 7pm - 11pm, Downtown Orillia, 705-325-7205

Sun. 27 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair

Thu. 24 Aug, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 6:00 pm

Aug. 24 to 27
Canada 150 Celebration Barrie Fair
There is 164 years of tradition of our Fair within the Simcoe County community to celebrate our agricultural heritage.
Our 2017 Fair will continue in this tradition by hosting judged events of livestock, horses, and home crafts.  The Fair will also offer a variety of vendors and exhibits which will be of interest to all visitors of the Fair.  An exciting Midway and attractions like the Demolition Derby and Tractor Pulls will certainly make it another Fair not to miss.
Essa Agriplex, 7505 Sideroad 10, Thornton
705-726-1200; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; essaagriplex.ca/

Newmarket Music Festival

Fri. 25 Aug, 2017 5:30 pm - Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 10:30 pm

Aug. 25 to 27
Newmarket Music Festival
Formerly known as the Newmarket jazz+ Festival, the newly branded TD-Newmarket Music Festival 2017 will be at Riverwalk Commons, Newmarket Community Centre & Lions Hall heralding a ‘home-coming’ and a new beginning for the annual festival.

New Festival Date: Friday to Sunday – Aug. 25, 26 and 27, featuring two outdoor stages, one indoor stage, Visual Artists, Dancers, Workshops, Beer/Wine Garden, Food Vendors, Children’s Creative Zone.

Enjoy fantastic music in the heart of Newmarket, near Heritage Main Street and Fairy Lake.

newmarketmusicfestival.com

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 27 Aug, 2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 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. 28 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Tue. 29 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

Wed. 30 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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. 31 Aug, 2017

‘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).

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.

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

Monday:  Closed
Tuesday, Thursday – Saturday:  10am – 4pm
Wednesday:  10am – 8pm

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy

Wed. 16 Aug, 2017 1:00 pm - Fri. 1 Sep, 2017 10:00 pm

Aug. 16 to Sept. 1
Summer Theatre: Weekend Comedy
A hilarious play by Sam and Jeanne Bobrick. An older couple and a newly married couple mistakenly rent the same cottage for a weekend. The generation gap kicks in and the gloves come off in this hysterical vacation gone wrong. (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

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