Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 2 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Barrie Promenade Days

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

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

CANADA 150 - Ramara

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

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

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

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

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

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Sunset Tai Chi

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

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

Mon. 3 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

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

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre. 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Tue. 4 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

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

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre. 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Wed. 5 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

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

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre. 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

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

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

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

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

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

Hours

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

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

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

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

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

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

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

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

Thu. 6 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

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

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre. 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

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

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

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

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

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

Hours

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

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

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

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

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

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

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

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

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Befriending Silence in Everyday Life

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

July 3 to 7
“Befriending Silence in Everyday Life”
Monday July 3, 2017 @ 11am - Friday July 7, 2017 @ 11am
“Silence is a scarcity in our current way of life unless we choose its presence. It is not the absence of noise as much as it is an inner opening to be present to whatever is happening within us, as well as to what is happening outside us. This retreat offers teachings and practices that invite participants to experience both inner and outer silence, and to take it home with them into whatever life circumstances are theirs.” Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre. 379A Bouchier St., Roches Point. Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013
lorettomaryholme.ca

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

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

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

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

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

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

Hours

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

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

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

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

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

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

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

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

Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

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

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

Mariposa Folk Festival

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

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

Jesse Cook

Fri. 7 Jul, 2017 7:30 pm

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

Sat. 8 Jul, 2017

Watershedsci

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

To July 16
Watershedsci

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

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

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

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

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

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

PLEASE CONFIRM GALLERY HOURS BEFORE YOU GO.

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

MOSAIC: Ontario Society of Artists 145th Anniversary

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

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

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

Aurora Cultural Centre

(905) 713-1818

22 Church Street, Aurora, ON L4G 1G4

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

Watershedsci

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

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


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


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


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


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

VIEW EXHIBIT DURING MUSEUM HOURS.

Elemental Mariposa: The Makers

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

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

CALL TO CONFIRM GALLERY OPEN DAYS/HOURS

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

New Sunshine Festival Theatre: A Dog Park Jamboree

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

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

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

THEATRE IS DARK SUNDAY AND MONDAY.

Take a Kid Fishing

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

July 1 to 9
Take a Kid Fishing

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

"Oh Canada" Art Exhibit

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

Wednesday July 5, 2017 - Wednesday August 16, 2017

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

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

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

Hours

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

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

“Oh Canada” Art Exhibit, Alliston

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

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

Summer Theatre: Barefoot In The Park

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

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

Barrie Craft Beer and BBQ Festival

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

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

Mariposa Folk Festival

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

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

Purple Turtle Art Festival

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

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

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

Quinn Bachand and his band, Brishen

Sat. 8 Jul, 2017 7:00 pm

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

8pm

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

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

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

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