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Sun. 24 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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Coldwater Fall Fair

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm

Sept. 22 to 24
Coldwater Fall Fair
The theme is Poultry. Demolition derby, tractor pulls and children’s events. Fri. 1pm to Sun. 4pm.
705 826-0826; coldwaterfallfair.com

Georgina Studio Tour

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24
Georgina Studio Tour
The 23rd Georgina Studio Tour on the South Shore of Lake Simcoe is a self-guided free tour through the Town of Georgina’s lakeside communities of Keswick, Sutton, Jackson's Point and Pefferlaw. Discover a wonderful group of artisans amidst the spectacular autumn colours in one of York Region's most picturesque settings. 10am to 5pm


Help celebrate Canada’s 150th year by buying and giving gifts made by Canadian artists. The tour has been introducing visitors to a diverse and talented group of artisans representing a wide spectrum of media for 23 years. You have the opportunity to purchase a wonderful works of art, and opportunity to meet each artist and learn about the process behind the artwork, ask questions and place custom orders, made just for you. Talk to Bobbi Lovell, Cheryl Fulcher, Bill Major, and the artists at Egypt Hall and at Homestead Orchards.

This two-day event is your opportunity to visit homes and studios that for the rest of the year are available by appointment only. Commission requests are also welcome. Come and explore, experience one of the highlights of the fall season of Lake Simcoe, just follow the Georgina Studio Tour signs.
905-722-3148; georginastudiotour.com

Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow

Sat. 23 Sep, 2017 11:00 am - Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm

Sept. 23 and 24
Chippewas of Georgina Island 2017 Pow Wow
Sibbald Point Provincial Park, Sutton, Ontario
For details, go to the Facebook page “Chippewas of Georgina Island Pow Wow 2017"

Newmarket Busker Festival

Sun. 24 Sep, 2017 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event: Busker Festival
Date: Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Time: 1-4:30PM

Location: Community Centre Lions Hall (200 Doug Duncan Drive) and Timothy Street

Newmarket, Ontario
Description: This year's Busker Festival features exciting new acts like The Yo-Yo Guy and Rhythm Works along with returning fan favourites like The Fire Guy and Isabella Hoops!

Come and be amazed by incredibly talented and unique street performers who will provide an afternoon of entertainment for the whole family!  

Grab a bite to eat, roam the streets and enjoy the shows.

Website: http://www.newmarket.ca/ThingsToDo/Pages/Recreation%20and%20Culture/Events/Buskerfestival0819-4409.aspx

Mon. 25 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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Tue. 26 Sep, 2017

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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

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

Tue. 26 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

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Tue. 26 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017

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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

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

Wed. 27 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

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

‘From Brahms to the Beatles’

Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 7:30 pm

Sept. 27
‘From Brahms to the Beatles’ at Georgian Theatre
A singularly unique ensemble, the Rastrelli Cello Quartet has been thrilling audiences with their renderings of non-traditional programming since 2002. Kira Kraftzoff - founder and artistic director, Kirill Timofeev, Misha Degtjareff and Sergio Drabkin formed the ensemble with a mission to perform music “between the genres,” and their widely varied programs mix comfortably works by Bach, Saint-Saens and Tchaikovsky with that of George Gershwin, Dave Brubeck and Leroy Anderson. The name of the Quartet is taken from the eighteenth-century architect Bartholomew Rastrelli, who designed the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, the home city of three of the four Quartet members. Tickets - $55 each; can be purchased online or at the Box Office located at 1 Dunlop St. W.
7:30pm
Georgian Theatre, 1 Georgian Dr., Barrie
705-739-4228

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017

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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Carnegie Days, Barrie

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 28 to Oct.1
Carnegie Days
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
705-721-9696; maclarenart.com

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

Thu. 28 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

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

PRNT Collective Grand Opening

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PRNT Collective grand opening

Thursday, September 28th.

As printmakers, we want to be able to share equipment and presses and this newly created studio space means we can regularly use techniques such as relief, intaglio, lithography, letterpress and serigraphy.  Mostly it is a working studio space for collective members however it will include a small gallery so that we can exhibit our work, and from time to time we will be offering workshops.  

Come and see the space, some great artworks on paper, and help us to celebrate.

We will also be open 12 -4 during the Barrie Culture Days Sept 29-Oct 1st.   Hoping you can visit!

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PRNT Collective Members: 

Tamara BENOIT, Derek BERRY, Pauline BRADSHAW, Jennie CLARK, Kelly Ann HUTCHINSON, Timothy LAURIN, Joanne LOMAS, Jeanette LUCHESE, Cristina MACBEAN, Maggie MACINNIS, Jill PRICE, Erika SHRESTHA, Frances THOMAS, Clinton TODD, Ceilidh WILLIAMS.

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017

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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Carnegie Days, Barrie

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 28 to Oct.1
Carnegie Days
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
705-721-9696; maclarenart.com

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

Fri. 29 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

 

The Wild Blue Yonder

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 11:00 am

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat 2017
By New Birth Tabernacle
The $200 retreat fee includes: travel, accommodation, all meals and sessions. Thirty spaces available.
647-989-2852; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Stars of Old Hollywood

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sept. 29
The Stars of Old Hollywood’ at The Mady Centre
Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and Betty Hutton – trailblazers who refused to be “just another ingenue” during the golden age of cinema. An evening of scandalous headlines and marvelous melodies by critically-acclaimed Toronto performer Rebecca Perry. Rebecca takes to the stage to look at the lives of the ladies who broke convention and started something bigger, perhaps, than even they knew. With this affecting show, Perry shows that she not only creates her own marvellous characters, but beautifully inhabits the characters – perhaps even larger still than her own – that inspire her. Until April 21st From Judy to Bette is offered as part of a three show subscription also including Girls Nite Out and Spin.

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017

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

 

 

 

 

Barrie Fall Fishing Festival

Fri. 22 Sep, 2017 7:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 7:00 pm

Sept. 22 to Oct. 1
Barrie Fall Fishing Festival
A live catch and release perch fishing tournament on beautiful Kempenfelt Bay. All persons who are of sufficient age to handle a rod and reel are eligible.A prize pool in excess of $30,000 to $40,000 is expected to attract 1,000+ anglers over the 10 days of the festival. 7 am until 7 pm. The net proceeds from the Fishing Festival benefits Environmental Projects related to improving the health and wellbeing of Lake Simcoe, in addition to many other local community projects of the Rotary Club of Barrie Huronia.
705-720-0025; 705-794-0301; bfff.ca

Carnegie Days, Barrie

Thu. 28 Sep, 2017 9:30 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Sept. 28 to Oct.1
Carnegie Days
An annual art festival that explores the role language plays in contemporary art with special exhibitions, performances, readings, talks, screenings, guided tours, and hands-on activities for families and youth.
Event Time: Various times for each event, please visit website.
MacLaren Art Centre, 37 Mulcaster Street
705-721-9696; maclarenart.com

My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat

Fri. 29 Sep, 2017 4:00 pm - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 11:00 am

Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
My Sister’s Keeper Women’s Retreat 2017
By New Birth Tabernacle
The $200 retreat fee includes: travel, accommodation, all meals and sessions. Thirty spaces available.
647-989-2852; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Doors Open Orillia; Culture Days

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 9:00 am

Sept. 30
Doors Open Orillia; Culture Days
Explore the variety of hubs offering different cultural activities at this year’s Culture Days in Downtown Orillia. Discover your  creative side and try your hand at painting, sculpting, dancing and more.
Downtown Orillia
33 Mississaga Street West, Orillia
orillia.ca

Ontario Mosses and Liverworts and Their Role in Environmental Ecosystems

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Ontario Mosses and Liverworts and Their Role in Environmental Ecosystems
Date: Saturday, September 30, 2017
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Room 2015, Simcoe Hall, Lakehead University, 500 University Ave., Orillia
Instructors: David Bradley, Natural Heritage Information Centre, Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and Bob Bowles, Coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program
Description: There are 548 species of mosses, 172 species of liverworts, and 4 species of hornworts recorded in Ontario. This introductory level workshop will briefly describe the life cycle of bryophytes in comparison to that of vascular plants, and present a general overview of the ecological requirements of these understudied species. In 2001, Dr. Frank Cook compiled a list of 239 species of mosses in Simcoe County. In this workshop, we will group the species on that list by habitat, location, leaf shape, leaf midrid, and special features, to create smaller groups. Following two presentations in the classroom, we will visit some sites close to the university campus to learn how to identify the many species of mosses that we have in Ontario. We will move beyond the historical, technical study of mosses and liverworts using compound microscopes to assess habitat, leaf shape and characteristics in order to group the species into smaller groups of species that look very similar. We will use hand lenses and microscopes, but only on the final stages of identification. This friendly approach to the study of mosses and liverworts will enable participants to understand the ecological value of these plants and how they can be effectively incorporated into home landscaping in ways that are more environmentally friendly than tuft grass lawns.
Fee: $75 +HST

Newmarket Group of Artists Art Walk & Studio Tour

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Oct, 2017 5:00 pm

Saturday, Sept. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 1
Newmarket Group of Artists 9th Annual Art Walk & Studio Tour
The Newmarket Group of Artists presents its 9th Annual Art Walk and Studio Tour Show on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, Oct. 1 from 11am to 5pm.

This year's tour will showcase the work of 36 artists and will be our biggest tour to date featuring more amazing local artists than ever before.

The studio tour is a free, multi-venue, walkable event that takes place in and around Newmarket’s Historic Main Street. It is a great opportunity to meet the artists and to experience and purchase their original work, including stained glass, pottery, jewellery, photography, mixed media and paintings. Look for brochures and maps at local businesses on Main Street.

The NGA formed in 2009 to launch the inaugural Newmarket Studio Tour and build awareness of visual artists in Newmarket.

newmarketgroupofartists.org

Brechin Scarecrow Festival

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sept. 30
Brechin Scarecrow Festival
Fifty Shades of Hay: Games, vendor’s market, hourly prize draws, music, demonstrations, food, a pumpkin patch and doggy parade. New “Zoo to You,” an amazing opportunity for the public to interact and learn about uncommon animals and reptiles. The public can also to vote for their favourite scarecrow, or enter one of their own in the contest. The whole community gets involved in this free fun-filled event! 10am - 3pm. Brechin Community Park, Brechin Ball Park
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; brechinandbeyond.ca

Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 30
Farm to Fork Thanksgiving Tour
Enjoy a self-guided tour through the scenic countryside and visit seven East Gwillimbury farms to pick up all the fixings to experience a farm-fresh Thanksgiving. The day starts at the Sharon Temple. 10am - 4pm
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., East Gwillimbury
905-478-2389; sharontemple.ca

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

Sat. 30 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

 

East Gwillimbury Culture Days

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 30
East Gwillimbury Culture Days
Are you #egproud? If so, join us to celebrate our history and our community. This year marks Ontario150, Canada150, and also the 100th anniversary of saving the Sharon Temple. Learn more about the history in your own backyard. 10am - 4pm
Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie St., Sharon,
905-478-2389; sharontemple.ca

Culture Days Open House at the Elman W. Campbell Museum

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:00 am

Sept. 30
Culture Days Open House at the Elman W. Campbell Museum
Join us on Saturday September 30 for our Culture Days open house, featuring our First World War display and special commemorative display Canada 150: Do You Remember?. Try a museum history hunt and go on a self-guided tour of historic Main Street. Free admission. Hours: 10a.m.-noon and 1-4p.m. All ages, free.
Elman W. Campbell Museum
134 Main St. S., Newmarket
905-953-5314; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A First Nations Literary Festival: Giiwenh, Sharing Stories

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 10:30 am - 10:30 pm

Sept. 30
A First Nations Literary Festival: Giiwenh, Sharing Stories
Join Huronia Cultural Campus for a free, day-long event celebrating First Nations’ writing and storytelling, featuring established and emerging First Nations writers, and more to enjoy.
Light refreshments will be included and an evening event telling more stories around the open fire until the embers die down.
This event will be taking place at the Chippewa’s of Rama’s MASK/Arena and the Culture and Research building.
This is a presentation of HCC in partnership with Chippewas of Rama First Nation.
With readings by:
– David Bouchard
– Cherie Dimaline
– Joseph Boyden
– Lee Maracle
– David Wolfman
– Tracey Lindberg
– Chad Solomon
– Marlene Finn
– Liz Howard
For more information visit www.HCCPresents.com and follow them on Twitter @Giiwenh @HuroniaCultural
10:30am - 10:30pm
Mnjikaning Arena Sports Ki (MASK)
6145 Rama Rd, Rama First Nation 32 Rama
hccpresents.com

Holland Marsh Soupfest

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 11:00 am

Sept. 30
Holland Marsh Soupfest
Are you a soup lover? If so, this is the place you need to be. Come join us for the Holland Marsh Soupfest to sip and savour more than 30 delicious soups prepared by some of the finest chefs from around the province, using local ingredients.
11am - 3pm or until soup runs out. Tickets are cash only.
Ansnorveldt Park (18997 Dufferin St.), Township of King
905-833-5321 ext. 5223; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; hollandmarshsoupfest.ca

The Wild Blue Yonder

Sat. 30 Sep, 2017 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sept. 26 to Oct. 7
The Wild Blue Yonder
The story of Her Majesty’s Royal Flying Corps Training School at Beamsville, Ont. The story features the character Andy Fromm, a young Winnipeg boy whose desire leads him to this flying school at the end of WW1. This is a funny, fast-paced story, that could also bring a tear to your eye, and have you on your feet at the end of the story. Come join us.
Orillia Community Church, 64 Colborne St. E. Orillia
705-329-2139; newsunshinefestival.com

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