Serena explores the journey through the emotions created by pain that every person experiences at one point or another in their lives, whether it is from abuse, loss or some other cause of suffering. “This journey explores the physical and emotional toll on our spirit that is often hidden from others,” explains Serena. “Within this body of work, I also explore the drive to survive and transcend beyond tghe pain to healing. These emotions will be shown from a woman’s perspective.”
The Muskoka Maple Trail is the most Canadian adventure of all time, featuring Canada’s most beloved natural product, maple syrup.
The Trail is a collection of 30+ of Muskoka’s top maple experiences, from sugar bush tours and pancake breakfasts, to maple beer and maple butter tarts. Now with the official Muskoka Maple Trail road map, you can build your own maple adventure and turn a regular Spring day into an exceptionally sweet Spring day!
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The Washago Carving Event takes place at the Washago Centennial Park. There will be an auction on the Sunday from 1-3pm and guests will have the opportunity to purchase items all through out the 3 day event.
All proceeds from this event will be going towards a Mobi-Mat which is something that will allow those with mobility restrictions and wheelchairs to access the beach that much easier, it will also make life easier for those parents with strollers and wagons.
We will have food and beverage vendors on site, as well as some local shops with products and inventory at the event available for purchase.
Presented by Ultimate Artists Live – Recreating the Experience – The Look, The Sound, and the Hits!
AC/DC are without a doubt one of the longest reigning and best selling bands in the history of rock n roll. Formed in Sydney Australia in 1973 by brothers, Angus and Malcolm, they have an impressive 17 studio albums to their credit with sales in excess of 200 million units sold worldwide. The Back in Black album stands alone as the top selling album by a band (2nd to solo artist Michael Jackson’s Thriller album) with 50 million copies sold.
The 41st Annual Spring Members’ Show displays the strength, vitality, creativity, and wealth of talent found within Muskoka Arts & Crafts. The diverse and outstanding work by our members creates an exciting three-day exhibition. Over one hundred members have their work in the show.
The Spring Members’ Show opens with an awards presentation and reception on Friday, March 23 beginning at 7pm. Throughout Saturday, and Sunday, our members are at the show offering demonstrations of their techniques and artistry. In addition to the work on display, these demonstrations are and inspiring and educational glimpse into the creative world.
During the show, our members are present to welcome you to the show, answer your questions, and help should you decide to purchase one of the pieces of art.
The show is a labour of love by our members who volunteer their time, energy, expertise, and enthusiasm to set up and manage this gala exhibition.
Show hours are: Friday, March 23, 7pm-10pm; Saturday, March 24, 10am-5pm; and Sunday, March 25, 11am-4pm. The Spring Members’ Show takes place at the Bracebridge Sportsplex located at 110 Clearbrook Trail.
Intimate and Interactive
With Nicole Lisa Craig
Nicole Lisa Craig is a compassionate musician who lends her angelic voice to ENTERTAIN, INSPIRE, and LIFT people to a better state of mind. Her performances feature ethereal vocals and smooth guitar picking, blending elements of Indie Folk, New Age, Classical, and Alternative. Nicole’s three studio albums have been added to over 150 radio stations across North America, South America, Australia, and Europe with her title track of “Why Don’t You Care” hitting #9 on Q108’s 2016 charts. Nicole has collaborated with Chris Hess who recorded members of Sass Jordan, Kim Mitchell, and Honeymoon Suite. And Derrick Downham who has performed/recorded with Serena Ryder, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo), Kevin Drew (Broken Social Scene), Ron Sexsmith, Rik Emmett (Triumph), and many others.
She has been the featured act in places like The Orillia Opera House, Winterfolk Festival, Niagara Lavender Festival, Old Church Theatre, Utopia Hall, Lindsay Academy Theatre, and Hughs Room. Nicole has performed with Canadian Folk Legend VALDY and Rick Dutkiewicz Haynes (GORDON LIGHTFOOT’s Bass player since 1969). Nicole will be accompanied at this concert, by JUNO AWARD winner, CANADIAN MUSIC HALL OF FAME member and co-founder of ARPIL WINE David Henman. Get ready to be taken on an emotional journey of creativity with songs that have content beyond the typical song topics, offering messages of self empowerment, global awareness and universal connectivity.
Featuring a Wine and Food tasting…Details to follow.
Every now and then, you run across someone with a library’s worth of stories to tell. But unlike the raconteurs who regale friends with well-embellished versions of their exploits, these storytellers have lived so much, they reveal chapters of their hard-won wisdom slowly, carefully, like layers peeled from an onion.
Ray Bonneville didn’t even open his storybook until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling.
The whole family will have buckets of fun when Deerhurst Resort brings the magic of Muskoka’s maple syrup season to Easter Weekend. Step into a fun-filled sugar shack experience jam-packed with complimentary activities including; the giant indoor playzone, Easter egg hunt that the kids will love PLUS a weekend-long golden egg hunt where you will have the chance to WIN an overnight stay*.
Featuring Treehouse Favourites, Max & Ruby Musical Playdate This Easter Weekend! Included in the Easter Weekend Package. Don’t forget to book the ‘Max & Ruby Meet & Greet Dinner’ in Eclipse at 5:30pm!
The band started as an impromptu jam in a partied out kitchen in Parkdale, but now Freeman Dre & the Kitchen Party is one of Toronto’s most exciting and consistent live acts. Whether in barrooms, theatres, house parties, or festivals the band delivers while attentive crowds raise their glasses and sing along with favourites from the group’s four releases (2010’s Red Door Second Floor, 2012’s Old Town, the digital-only release 2015’s Vodka/Pickle EP, and 2017’s Wreckless Good Intentions).
For Micheal Zarowsky, paintings of water form a visual language of their own. “It is my coming to know, through studied detailed isolation of form, of the essence of ponds, rivers, streams and lakes of the Ontario North,” says Micheal who has developed a distinctive way of seeing and conveying the world’s beauty that pushes towards abstraction. “The paintings are an expression of the distances to which I was able to lose myself, lose my edges, becoming one with the moment wherever it found me, while interacting and realizing the world around me.”
We’re delighted to bring you a breath of fresh air this spring! Prairie boy Zachary Lucky is presently touring Germany, Austria & the Netherlands before heading out for a tour Down East – but before he heads out again, we’ve got him! I saw him at the Opera House in Gravenhurst & he’s a real treasure – “Gulp! What a voice Zachary Lucky has. Warm, weary and as soft as a well-worn leather shoe” Rockin’ Magpie. Poster with details is attached for your convenience.
Who: Zachary Lucky
When: Saturday, March 31, 8:00 pm
Where: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling
Admission: $10.00 at the door
Refreshments: by donation in the jar
Muskoka Heritage Place and The Nutty Chocolatier Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
Gate opens at 12:00 noon sharp and children are split into various age groups, even the very young. They then embark upon a chocolate treasure, hunt and search for the golden eggs to win prizes. The entire event lasts one hour and admission is free. Please no pets and we allow registered service animals.
Time: 12:00 pm until 1:00 pm
Admission is FREE
Paul Nelson – is recognized as one of today’s top guitarists/songwriters and producers not only having the distinction of being the hand picked fellow guitarist to the legendary rock/blues icon Johnny Winter but he has toured the world over performing and or recorded along side an endless who’s who list of top artists from Eric Clapton to Slash, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Robben Ford, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, Derek Trucks, James Cotton, Joe Perry, Susan Tedeschi, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, John Popper, Dr. John, Larry Carlton, Leslie West, Joe Bonamassa, Sonny Landreth, Dickey Betts to Joe Walsh and more…
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The Muskoka Concert Association presents Metropolitan Silver Band
Founded in 1931, this lively band plays only brass and percussion instruments. Their repertoire includes classics, marches, selections from the great musicals, religious works, pop, and contemporary pieces
Brew Tours – a chartered tour of Muskoka’s 3 breweries – is your ticket to the wonderful world of Muskoka’s craft beers. The tour showcases Lake of Bays Brewery, Muskoka Brewery, and Sawdust City Brewing Company, as well as The Griffin Gastropub. Each tour includes transportation to all three breweries, behind the scene tours of the three breweries, as well as a stop for lunch at the legendary Griffin Pub. If you love craft beer, this is a can’t miss tour!
Brew Tours also books private tours throughout the week! Give them a call to inquire.
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