Connecting Lake Simcoe's Community

Month Flat Week Day

Sun. 1 Sep, 2019

Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs

Sat. 20 Apr, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

April 20 to Sept. 1 — Mnjikaning: Mapping The Life of the Gaudaurs. This exhibition will showcase the Gaudaur lineage through the family connection to the Atherley Narrows, civic contributions, and the family's sport legacy. After the war of 1812, Quebec voyageur, Antoine Godard (Gaudaur) met Chippewa Chief Big Shilling's daughter, Mary, to settle down on one of the town's first homesteads to raise a family. Their second son, Francis Gaudaur was born on April 13, 1819. The Gaudaur bloodline now represents the extended family of French Canadian, British, Indigenous members who helped to build this community. Ultimately, we will meet the family and their descendants who made Orillia and area their home 200 years ago.

Orillia Museum of Art and History, 30 Peter Street South

705-326-2159; orilliamuseum.org

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Port of Orillia Pirate Party

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Mon. 2 Sep, 2019 5:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 — Port of Orillia Pirate Party. Ahoy matey. Join us on the Labour Day Weekend for this fun-filled annual event featuring live music, entertainment and a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia. Prizes awarded for the Best Pirate Boat and Best Pirate Crew. Landlubbers in pirate gear expected. Port of Orillia. 50 Centennial Dr. Orillia

orillia.com

Sunset Tai Chi

Sun. 1 Sep, 2019 7:30 pm

July to September — Sunset Tai Chi. Sunday summer evenings: 

July 8-9pm

Aug. 7:30-8:30pm

Sept. 7-8pm

Join Tony Lin as he leaders free outdoor Tai Chi sessions on our west grounds on Sunday evenings, weather permitting. No registration needed.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

905-476-4013; lorettomaryholme.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.     

Mon. 2 Sep, 2019

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Port of Orillia Pirate Party

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Mon. 2 Sep, 2019 5:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Sept. 2 — Port of Orillia Pirate Party. Ahoy matey. Join us on the Labour Day Weekend for this fun-filled annual event featuring live music, entertainment and a treasure hunt through Downtown Orillia. Prizes awarded for the Best Pirate Boat and Best Pirate Crew. Landlubbers in pirate gear expected. Port of Orillia. 50 Centennial Dr. Orillia

orillia.com

Tue. 3 Sep, 2019

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Garden Volunteers - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre

Tue. 3 Sep, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Tuesday mornings May-September, 10am - noon

Garden Volunteers - Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

Volunteers play an important role in our many projects. If you'd like to help, come any Tuesday and spend some time between 10:00am - noon.

Students needing community service hours are welcome.

Call ahead, if possible - or just come.  905-476-4013    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.    lorettomaryholme.ca

Wed. 4 Sep, 2019

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Silent Retreat

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 11 Sep, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Newmarket Stage Company: 'The Housekeeper'

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 8:00 pm - Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 10:00 pm

The venerable Newmarket Stage Company will present the hilarious 'The Housekeeper' by James Prideaux.

Stage 426, the Newmarket Legion

Sept. 5, 6, 7, and 12, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. with two matinees Sept. 7 and 12, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are only $18 and available by calling the Box Office 289-500-2114.

The play is about a would-be housekeeper trying to convince a writer to employ her in this comedy presentation.

 

Fri. 6 Sep, 2019

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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Silent Retreat

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 11 Sep, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Newmarket Stage Company: 'The Housekeeper'

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 8:00 pm - Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 10:00 pm

The venerable Newmarket Stage Company will present the hilarious 'The Housekeeper' by James Prideaux.

Stage 426, the Newmarket Legion

Sept. 5, 6, 7, and 12, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. with two matinees Sept. 7 and 12, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are only $18 and available by calling the Box Office 289-500-2114.

The play is about a would-be housekeeper trying to convince a writer to employ her in this comedy presentation.

 

Sharon Temple Illumination

Fri. 6 Sep, 2019 6:00 pm

Sept. 6 — Illumination. Beginning in 1831, the Children of Peace would welcome people from all over to a celebration the first Friday in September. They would light all of the candles in the Temple, hold a concert, and an Alms Giving service. ​We still light the main floor of the Temple with bees wax candles, and the incredible building is still filled with glorious music. We continue the evening with refreshments on the lawn afterwards, so people can enjoy the breathtaking views.

PLEASE CONFIRM START TIME BEFORE YOU GO!

Sharon Temple, 18974 Leslie Street, Sharon.

905-478-2389; www.sharontemple.ca

Fridays at the Foster - Concert Series

Fri. 6 Sep, 2019 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Fridays at the Foster - Concert Series

Every Friday night May-Sept

7:30-8:30 P.M.

Admission - Donation at the door.

June 21 Erwin Schack - Guitar

Eriwin is a local finger-style guitarist performing music from Bruce Cockburn, Don Ross and others.

June 28  Richard Elliot - Guitar

A solo acoustic finger-style guitarist. Flamenco,folk blues music. Has won awards for his instrumental album

July 5 Justin Kerswill Multi Instrumentalist

Justin plays jazz, East Indian, African,rock and Celtic with Guitar, Percussion Loops. Justin is an exceptional entertainer and keeps the show moving

July 12 David Donar -Guitar

David’s finger-style playing is inspired by Folk and Blues artists and old time country. Fantastic musician that entertains.

July 19 Cachet Trio

Janet Anderson, Kevin Jaques, Kevin Thompson, Easy listening music, covers a broad cross section Irish and Seniors Music and favourites of 60’s and 70’s

July 26 Shaman Ayerhart  Vocals/Country

Beating heart of Country Music playing a mix of up Tempo classic and new original songs.

The Thomas Foster Memorial

9449 Conc. 7 (Durham 1)

4km north of Uxbridge

905-640-3966; fostermemorial.com

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019

Beaver River Museum - open select days

Sat. 1 Jun, 2019 1:30 pm - Sun. 29 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

May, June and September - weekends

July and August - Thursday to Monday

Beaver River Museum. Beaverton-Thorah Eldon Historical Society, which operates the Beaver River Museum and is open 1:30pm to 4pm for visitors to enjoy an Old Stone Jail, Log Cabin and Brick House all with displays and information about the local time period and history. 284 Simcoe Street, Beaverton.

705-426-9641; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration

Thu. 6 Jun, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 9 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

June 6 to Nov. 9 — D-Day Exhibit: 75th Anniversary Commemoration. CLOSED SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Curated by Rod Bruton. 

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy in 1944. One of the largest military assaults in modern history also signifies the beginning of the end of WWII. A wide range of artifacts including photographs, uniforms and music and videos of the period will be on display.

Free admission.

Regular Hours

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

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Streets Alive! Orillia

Sat. 15 Jun, 2019 9:00 am - Sun. 20 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

June 15 to Oct. 20 — Streets Alive. Orillia’s living art program, Streets Alive., kicks off for another great season of dazzling art pieces. This year’s theme is pedal power, featuring decorated bikes of all kind.

From June 15, 9am, to Oct. 20, 4pm. Downtown Orillia. 705-325-3261

History Through Stitches

Mon. 1 Jul, 2019 10:00 am - Thu. 31 Oct, 2019 4:00 pm

July 1 to Oct. 31 — History Through Stitches.

See beautifully handmade quilts of historic Yonge Street from Toronto to Thunder Bay created by women from different branches of the Federated Women's Institute of Ontario. 

Also on display are sewing machines and tools from our Museum collection dating from Victorian times to the 1960s. Free admission.

Tues. to Sat. 10am to noon and 1 to 4pm.

Elman W.Campbell Museum, 134 Main Street South, Newmarket. 905-953-5314; newmarket.ca/museum

Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines

Sat. 10 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 28 Sep, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 10 to Sept. 28 — Pine Tree Potters' Guild: View from the Pines. A celebration of the art and craft of clay. Artists from Pine Tree Potters' Guild are encouraged to explore ideas as they relate to the materials, processes and techniques. This exhibition also marks the 40th anniversary Pine Tree Potters' Guild. "View from the Pines" will showcase the diverse talents and perspectives of Pine Tree Guild members and is intended to connect with Ontario audiences to expand the public profile and appreciation of the ceramic arts. Opening Reception Aug. 14, 6 - 8 pm

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

pinetreepotters.ca

Light Grows the Tree

Sat. 31 Aug, 2019 10:00 am - Sat. 23 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

Aug. 31 to Nov. 23 — Light Grows the Tree. Documenting a community of Black artists, writers, curators and collectors in Toronto. Taken by four photographers over two months, these portraits do the work of making the Black arts community visible. The stakes of Black culture in Canada are high. Systemic racism in the form of violence and exclusion tears at the fabric of our many communities. Through visual arts we create new worlds and make sense of our histories, we are emboldened to confront the prerogatives of a multiculturalism that eclipses our integral place in the nation. There is such rich nuance to Blackness here: it is no single thing. Our endeavours are held in the memories of several generations of folks who have shaped the Black arts scene through their various contributions. Going into the future we need to know of each other’s existence. Just as a tree needs light to grow, this community requires attention to focus and develop. In this first chapter, Light Grows The Tree begins the process of acknowledging those who have been the life force of Black arts in Toronto.”

August 31 (Saturday) 10:00 am - November 23 (Saturday) 4:00 pm

Participating artists:
Yannick Anton
Liz Ikiriko
Ebti Nabag
Dainesha Nugent-Palache

Artist Reception: Saturday, Sept. 7, Great Hall Gallery 1pm to 4pm
Gallery Hours

Tuesdays, Thursdays – Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesdays: 10 am – 8 pm

Closed Sundays, Mondays

Aurora Cultural Centre

22 Church St.

905-713-1818; auroraculturalcentre.ca

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

Silent Retreat

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 11:00 am - Wed. 11 Sep, 2019 11:00 am

Silent Retreat

Oct.1 to 3, Nov. 5 to 7

July 9 to 17, July 23 to 31

Sept. 5 to 11

Three, five and eight-day Silent Retreats. Take time to receive the gifts of silence waiting for you.

Private accommodation, meals, and spiritual direction are offered as part of these days. 

Register by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 905-476-4013.

Loretto Maryholme Spirituality Centre, Roches Point

lorettomaryholme.ca

Newmarket Stage Company: 'The Housekeeper'

Thu. 5 Sep, 2019 8:00 pm - Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 10:00 pm

The venerable Newmarket Stage Company will present the hilarious 'The Housekeeper' by James Prideaux.

Stage 426, the Newmarket Legion

Sept. 5, 6, 7, and 12, 13, and 14 at 8 p.m. with two matinees Sept. 7 and 12, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are only $18 and available by calling the Box Office 289-500-2114.

The play is about a would-be housekeeper trying to convince a writer to employ her in this comedy presentation.

 

Georgina Harvest Run and ClearWater Farm Open House

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 6:30 am

Sept. 7

Georgina Harvest Run and ClearWater Farm Open House.

On Sept. 7, 2019, ClearWater Farm is hosting an exciting 5/10/15km chip-timed flat road race with Run Georgina. 
Starting at the farm, runner will take a scenic route along Lake Drive beside Lake Simcoe and return to the farm to cross the finish line.


There will be a kids 1km race right at the farm, too.

Even if you aren’t a runner, there’s tons of fun planned for the day including a vendor market, garden tours, live acoustic music, children’s crafts, and yoga.

Check out www.georginawaterfrontharvestrun.com to see the schedule and plan to come to the farm for a visit with your family.

 

“When The Green Dark Forest Was Too Silent To Be Real” by Tina Poplawski

Sat. 7 Sep, 2019 10:00 am - Sun. 3 Nov, 2019 4:00 pm

September 7- November 3, 2019

“When The Green Dark Forest Was Too Silent To Be Real” by Tina Poplawski

This exhibition will feature large scale works inspired by the crocheted doilies created by her grandmother during the war, Eastern European folk heritage, botanical matter and animals native to Central Ontario and her environment.

Tina Poplawski would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of The Government of Ontario.

Orillia Museum of Art & History

30 Peter Street South

Orillia, ON L3V5A9

Phone: 

705-326-2159; https://orilliamuseum.org/

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