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Sun. 10 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Fall Automotive Flea Market

Thu. 7 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 7 to 10
47th Annual Fall Automotive Flea Market
Canada’s finest automotive flea market – collectibles, classic cars and hard to find parts. A car lovers dream.
Everything from collectibles and classic cars to those hard to find car parts. If you can’t find it here, you can’t find it anywhere. It’s a Car Lover’s Dream – Car Sales Corral, Show and Shine and thousands of vendors. You Won’t Believe Your Eyes. Bring your friends and family and stay in our convenient campground. Click on the links for more information.
Thursday – Saturday: 7am – 7pm, Sunday: 7am – 5pm
Admission: $10 daily; $20 Weekend Pass (Thursday-Sunday); $25 Weekend Pass and Parking Pkg.
$5 Parking Fee per Vehicle
Burl’s Creek Event Grounds
134 Line 8 South Oro-Medonte Oro-Medonte, ON Canada + Google Map
Tel: 705-487-3663

Orillia Fall Fair

Fri. 8 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 3:00 pm

Sept. 8 to 10
167th Orillia Fall Fair
The Orillia and District Agricultural Society is celebrating their 167th annual Orillia Fall Fair on Sept. 8-10 at ODAS Park. Come out and enjoy the wonderful food, livestock competitions, a licensed refreshment area, children’s farm Olympics, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby and much more that will be taking place throughout the weekend. There are activities for all ages to enjoy all weekend long. Presented by Orillia District Agricultural Society. (Free bus from various Orillia locations)
ODAS Park, 4500 Fairgrounds Rd. off Hwy. 12 West
705-325-0353

New'Bark'et

Sat. 9 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 9 and 10
New'Bark'et
One of a kind, family-friendly dog festival. Bring your dog for a swim at the Gorman Outdoor Pool ($5 per dog), watch exciting shows from Aqua Dogs (dock diving) and Ruff Sport (agility/flyball/disc), have a blast in the kids zone, and visit all of the dog-related vendors to shop for your furry friend. Present your 150 Days of Summer button to receive free admission for your dog into Pooch Plunge at Gorman Outdoor Pool. Purchase your button ahead of time at a Customer Service kiosk to limit your wait in line on the day of the event.
10am to 4pm at Lions Park, 424 D’Arcy St.
newmarket.ca

Open Garden Sundays

Sun. 10 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

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

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

Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society

Mon. 11 Sep, 2017 7:30 pm

Sept. 11
Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society
Our speaker will be Jim Mason -“Plant Twice, Plan Once” “This visual presentation is a collection of tips, tricks, ideas and a few pet peeves to help you create a beautiful, easy to look after garden.” Gather together your friends and come on out to an informative meeting. Guests are always welcome. The meeting will take place at 7:30pm at the Oro-Medonte (Guthrie) Arena located at #71 Hwy. 11 South at the 4th Line exit.

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

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

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

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

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

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

Check museum hours before going:

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

newmarket.ca/museum

 

York-Simcoe Naturalists Meeting

Tue. 12 Sep, 2017 7:30 pm

Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14
York-Simcoe Naturalists,  
Fall 2017 lineup of speakers for our free public lectures. We will be hosting the following:
•    Tue. Sept. 12 -- “The Work of the Invasive Species Council” - Collin Cassin -- Invasive Species Council
•    Tue. Oct. 10 -- “Light Pollution and its Effects on People and Wildlife” - Ray Ford -- Freelance Writer and Farmer
•    Tue. Nov. 14 -- “A Campaign to Enshrine the Right to a Healthy Environment in and Environmental Bill of Rights - Amanda Dell’Aquila -- Blue Dot Movement, David Suzuki Foundation
All meetings start at 7:30pm, include light refreshments, are are held at 20 Oak Ave. River Drive Park Community Centre, East Gwillimbury
As we try to encourage more local residents to learn about, and care for, our collective natural environment, we very much appreciate you sharing this information through your networks.
ysnaturalists.com; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

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

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

York-Simcoe Naturalists Hike

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 9:00 am

We have planned a nature walk for Wednesday September 13 at 9 a.m. to be held along a section of the Rogers Reservoir Trail from Green Lane to 2nd Concession. We will meet at the parking area off Green Lane, just east of the railway tracks and the East Holland River bridge.

Rogers Reservoir Trail is part of the Nokiidaa Trail system.

The event is rain or shine and no sign up is required. The trail is flat and thus easy walking. Depending on what we are observing the walk should last about 2 hours. We hope that you can make this late summer walk.

 

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

Wed. 13 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

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

Check museum hours before going:

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

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

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

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

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

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

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

Check museum hours before going:

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

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Your Dreams to Reality Wedding Show

Thu. 14 Sep, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Sept. 14
Your Dreams to Reality Wedding Show
This unique wedding show will feature a cocktail reception as well as a live wedding scene in the front yard, a bridal fashion show through the timeless hallways of the Sharon Temple, live entertainment and contests. 6:30pm - 9:30pm.
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St, Sharon
905-836-4417; dreams2reality2017.weebly.com/

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

5-Day Silent Retreat

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

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

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

165th Oro Worlds Fair

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

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

165th Oro Worlds Fair

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

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

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

Fri. 15 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

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

Check museum hours before going:

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

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Beaverton Fall Fair

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

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

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

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

Noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

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

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017

‘Artifact’ Photography, Vintage Cameras And Memorabilia

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

June 4 to Sept. 25

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

Streets Alive! Maple Masterpieces

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

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

Orillia’s incredible 2017 Streets Alive outdoor art project.

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

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

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

Stone Carving Project At Uxbridge Historical Centre

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

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

Call to Action #83 - Quest for Truth and Reconciliation

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

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

BUSINESS OFFICE
For registrations, tickets and other inquiries.

Monday – Friday: 9 am – 4 pm

GALLERY HOURS

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

Inclusive of and during special events
Admission is Free

 

 

 

 

Simcoe County Quilt, Rug and Craft Fair

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

165th Oro Worlds Fair

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

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

165th Oro Worlds Fair

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

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

Beaverton Fall Fair

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

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

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

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

Noon on Friday to 4pm Sunday.

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

Memorial Butterfly Release

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sept. 16
10th Annual Memorial Butterfly Release
Bereaved Families of Ontario will be hosting its 10th Annual Memorial Butterfly Release on Saturday, September 16th at Fairy Lake Park in Newmarket. Hundreds of Monarch Butterflies will be released to express our sorrow for the loss of our loved ones, as well as celebrate and honour their memory. Order your butterflies today.
9am - 4pm. All ages; $30 per butterfly or $80 for three butterflies
Fairy Lake Park, 500 Water St., Newmarket
Phone:905-898-6265; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Knowledge Circles Project

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

The Knowledge Circles Project is a new initiative in The Land Between region. Our events will give a voice to citizens on the land and strengthen grassroots leadership in our communities.

Project leaders are The Land Between organization with Curve Lake First Nation and Hastings Stewardship Council. The events are based on traditional Indigenous Talking Circles.

Knowledge Circle events will be held in four locations across The Land Between bioregion:
1.      Gravenhurst in Simcoe/Muskoka/Haliburton region – Sept. 16
2.      Buckhorn in Peterborough/Kawarthas region – Oct. 14
3.      Madoc in Hastings County – Nov. 4
4.      Verona in Lennox & Addington/Frontenac/Lanark region – Oct. 28

For more about the project, visit knowledgecircles.ca

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Edible and Medical Wild Plants: Exploring Traditional Ways

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Edible and Medical Wild Plants: Exploring Traditional Ways
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location:  Room 2015, Simcoe Hall, Lakehead University, 500 University Ave., Orillia
Instructor: Karen Stephenson, Ontario Master Naturalist, and Bob Bowles, Coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program
Description: Wild plants have always been used for healing and as food by First Nations, as well as the original colonists who lived in this area. Most plants had a use and many were known to prevent illness, treat symptoms, and cure ailments. From the early 1800’s onward, many drifted away from living off the land; nowadays many are incorporating traditional ways into their daily routines. This workshop will cover certain plants that can be used for food or as treatment for certain ailments. Both edible and medicinal plants will be explored and discussed in this workshop, before participants visit several sites to identify a variety of the local edible and medicinal plants within Simcoe County.
Fee: $75 +HST

Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17

9th Annual Bradford West Gwillimbury Studio Art Tour
This artist-run event is an opportunity to showcase the work of artist within Bradford West Gwillimbury as well as guest artists outside of our community. The tour will feature only original handmade work. 10am to 5pm.

New for 2017: Youth Category for artists aged 12 to 17.

New for 2017: Preserve Bradford West Gwillimbury - Each artist in the tour may submit one work executed in any medium to express the character of any recognizable landmark in the town of Bradford West Gwillimbury.

905-775-4367; bwgstudiotour.ca

Uxbridge Studio Tour

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Uxbridge Studio Tour
Immerse yourself in our vibrant art community as 64 remarkable artists welcome you into 25 unique studios where creativity rules and art happens. Browse the work of mixed media and textile artists, painters, jewellers, sculptors, potters, photographers and woodworkers.  
A preview is available at uxbridgestudiotour.com/portfolio/ with guest artist details, images of work and links to the artists’ own websites.  
Soak in the beauty of the region as you travel between studios tucked in forests, farmlands and historic downtown Uxbridge. Collect five "Passport to Art" stamps as you visit our studios and sponsor locations for a chance to win a $1000 gift certificate towards work by any of our 2017 artists, courtesy of the Second Wedge Brewing Company and the 2017 Uxbridge Studio Tour artists. Make your weekend an adventure by visiting our sponsor locations along the way…enjoy a craft beer at The Second Wedge Brewing Co, a beautiful lunch at The Passionate Cook’s Essentials, or great meal at the Tin Mill. Peruse the award winning Blue Heron Books while sipping tea from Savon du Bois, or visit Art on the Fringe featuring emerging and established artists. Discover more places to eat, places to stay and things to do, and remember to check out what’s happening with Celebration of the Arts each month! Be sure to check out our blog and Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for exciting news and artist updates!
Saturday, 10am to 6pm; Sunday, 10am to 5pm.
uxbridgestudiotour.com

Art on the Fringe

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 17 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 16 and Sunday, Sept. 17
Art on the Fringe
A venue for emerging and established artists with more than 20 exhibitors plus demo artisans and musicians. Exhibits and washrooms accessible. Refreshments provided by local Girl Guide Pathfinders
10am to 5 pm
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Conc. 6
905-852-5854; artistsofuxbridge.ca; uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com/events.html

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

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

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

Check museum hours before going:

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

newmarket.ca/museum

 

Couchiching Conservancy: Passport to Nature - Storytelling

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sept. 16
Couchiching Conservancy: Passport to Nature - Storytelling
We all have stories to share, and each one of us has a deep connection to nature. Join Susan, Bob and Mark for an afternoon of storytelling about nature in the woods. Everyone is invited to share their own stories, or take part as listeners. Maybe you have a story about your first camping trip, or your best wildlife or bird sighting. Susan and Bob will guide the discussion and stories. We know you’ll be inspired by hearing from others. This is an outdoor event, so please dress for the weather. Leaders: Susan Charters, Mark Douglas and Bob Graham. Meeting spot: Grant’s Woods
Register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/passport-to-nature-storytelling-registration-33127670755

Greater Than Gatsby

Sat. 16 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sept. 16
Greater Than Gatsby
Join us for a magical night of dining, dancing and romancing in Great Gatsby fashion. Live music by The Bettys, incredible appetizers, and something bubbly of course. Darling, it wouldn’t be a party without you. Put on your top hat and tails or your flapper dress and grab your tickets - $65. 5pm - 10pm
Leacock Museum, 50 Museum Dr Orillia
705-329-1908;  or on-line at the Orillia Opera House box office.

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