Drop by the Muskoka Place Gallery to view a retrospective of works by artist Shirley Harris for her first ever solo exhibition. Artist’s reception is on Sunday October 13th, from 1-3pm.
Margarethe is fascinated by the powerful forces that have shaped the Canadian landscape and the effects that time and weather have had upon the earth’s surface. She delights not only in the discovery of these locations on hiking and kayaking journeys but in translating her experiences onto canvas. In this exhibition, she will be featuring oil paintings based on her travels around Georgian Bay and Lake Superior.
Wind, Water, Rock and Trees opens with a public reception on Saturday, September 28 from 1pm until 3pm.
The Tree Museum: Do you Like Sculpture and do you like Walking?
Then visiting The Tree Museum in Muskoka outside of Gravenhurst is a must.
This year Canadian Artist Deeter Hastenteufel, has created a New Outdoor Sculpture, he has carved a large granite boulder and in the Gallery you will find his clay sculptures and drawings. Deeter Hastenteufel will be in the gallery each weekend in October Friday to Sunday from noon to 4pm.
The Tree Museum is open from May 1st to October 31st, from 10am to 6pm.
The Gallery is only open in October Friday to Sunday noon to 4pm
The Tree Museum if Free, and a great place for all the family, including dogs. Bring Water and good shoes be prepared for a walk/hike.
The combination of Sculpture and the Fall colours is quite wonderful
They’re back! Two of our favourite performers are back for one night only to wow you, make you laugh and get you dancing and singing along. Have you ever wondered how Debbie Collins would play the leading role in ‘Annie’? Or Anita in ‘West Side Story’? How about J.P. Baldwin as ‘The Little Mermaid’? These are only a few examples of the roles that got away from these two zany performers. Debbie and J.P. have over 50+ years experience in Canadian Theatre and have some amazing tales to share! Come with them for a musical romp with wonderful songs and stories. . . and of course a behind the scenes, backstage look at what performers REALLY do. Guaranteed to be an entertaining and engaging evening of fun and laughter for all! Join us for cabaret style dinner in the theatre or for show only for this very special evening!
Dinner & Show $75 (Llimit of 40 persons; served in the theatre cabaret style! Cut-off Date for Dinner Reservations is October 8th)
DEREK EDWARDS – “ So Here’s The Thing…” “So Here’s the Thing …” – A breath of fresh air, finely honed and relentlessly funny! Take a break from the world and settle in for a seamless glide over life’s troubled waters. Like the canoeist seated deftly atop his life jacket, with whiskey and pot cookies sealed in airtight containers, Derek Edwards has left little to chance in this polished comedic adventure.
Always the Weekend after Thanksgiving! October 18 – 20, 2019
Since 1984, A Dedicated Group Of Volunteers Has Ensured The Bala Cranberry Festival Is An Event That Can’t Be Missed.
Named one of Ontario’s Top 100 Festivals and one of the World’s 15 most delectable Harvest Festivals, exceptional shopping, exciting entertainment and culinary delights come together for one of the province’s most popular fall festivals.
The Legend of Johnny Cash” stars the amazing Jim Yorfido as “The Man in Black” backed by a live all-star band. As an international touring artist, Yorfido has thrilled audiences around the globe with his portrayal of Johnny Cash, which captures the look, charisma and striking baritone voice of Johnny Cash in concert. As a special bonus, Jim will be joined on stage by his lovely, multi-talented wife Pam in the dual roles of Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn.
“The Legend of Johnny Cash” covers the complete career of this musical pioneer, from his early recordings on Sun Records to his final chart topper “Hurt”. Song highlights include “Ring of Fire,” “Boy Named Sue,” “I Walk the Line,” and “Folsom Prison Blues” alongside classic country hits like “Coal Miner’s Daughter” and “Stand By Your Man”. This audience interactive performance also features legendary duets made famous by Johnny Cash and June Carter including “Help Me Make It Through The Night” and “Jackson” amongst the crowd favourites.
Last Cruise of the 2019 Season!
Join Muskoka Steamships as we celebrate Oktoberfest our way on a special Pub Night Cruise. Music, Pub style snacks and beverages available for purchase all with an Oktoberfest theme, of course. Bring your Friends, Co-Workers or 19+ Family and enjoy Muskoka Steamships Oktoberfest together on Lake Muskoka. Draw for Exciting Door Prizes!
Time: 5pm – 7pm
Special Halloween Fun with Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre
Saturday, October 19th – 10:00am to 2:00pm – Muskoka Discovery Centre Halloween Party and Steamship Cruise – lots of fun and activities for kids!
Steamship Halloween Cruise 2:30pm to 3:30pm on Wenonah II
• 2:00pm Captain Corbin visits MDC to lead a raiding parade to capture the Wenonah II.
• 2:30pm – 4:30pm Cruise with Captain Corbin on Wenonah II on our first ever Halloween cruise.
• Muskoka Discovery Centre Halloween Party Halloween cruise passengers get free admission with their cruise ticket.
• Regular admission rates apply for persons who are not cruising or holders of a Kidzone Family Pass
• Kidzone Family pass holders get free admission to MDC Halloween Party (cruise extra).
Halloween Spooktacular weekends!
Calling all goblins, ghouls and ghosts – Santa and his Elves have transformed Santa’s Village into a Spooktacular Village October 19 & 20 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm! There will be a Haunted House, Trick or Treating, a Pumpkin Patch and so much more! Don’t forget to wear your costume too!
J. Patrick Boyer, a fourth generation Muskokan with a University of Toronto masters degree in Canadian History, is a writer who places Muskoka’s historic events and people in context. In this talk entitled Muskokans Fight the Great War.
Mr. Boyer will discuss the “loyal Home Front’s response
to inescapable world events”.
The Orillia Silver Band returns to the Gravenhurst Opera House on October 20, 2019 for a Fall Concert that is sure to entertain. Conducted by Neil Barlow, well known in Muskoka music circles, the band will open the concert with Paul Lovatt-Cooper’s The Light Fantastic, encapsulating the grandeur and spirit of the 2008 Olympic Games whilst also paying homage to the host city of Beijing. The band will also be performing John William’s march, Midway, an exciting tune called A Redbridge Raga by Chris Wilcox – which is a mix of modern British pop with Indian folk music elements – and selections from Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt.
Also on the program is Steven Verhelst’s beautiful, A Song for Japan and Alan Fernie’s arrangement of Italian Love Song. The band will wrap-up the concert with Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, complete with cannons, bells and other special effects.
“Billy Joel and The Piano Men” celebrates the greatest piano artists of all time including Billy Joel, Elton John, Burton Cummings, Ray Charles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Nat King Cole, Liberace, Fats Domino, Floyd Cramer and more. Starring the amazing Bruce Tournay from the Memphis Cats on piano and vocals, this unique show combines fantastic live performances with costumes, humour and interesting stories relating to the music and artists being performed. You’ll hear Bruce sing many of your favourite classics including “Piano Man,” “Crocodile Rock,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “My Own Way To Rock” and “Blueberry Hill” amongst many other timeless piano classics!
Come out to celebrate Halloween in your best costume at Sawdust City Brewery.
Featuring a special Alice Cooper cover band playing your favourites, titled “Dirty Uncle Alice” featuring Troy Sinister with Sean Cotton, Mike “Lopez” Phillips, Shon Roper, and Brian Yeo!
With a costume contest with prizes to the winners, special beer cocktails, dance floor and beer specials, this is a party you don’t want to miss! Entry is by donation in support of Dogtober (SPCA and other local animal shelters). See you there… if you dare.
Trick or Treating at downtown shops – look for the orange & black balloons!
Free Family Activities at the Gravenhurst Opera House – children’s crafts, face painting and live music.
Ian Sirota has opened for: Jerry Seinfeld, Jim Gaffigan, Dennis Miller, Robin Williams and Dana Carvey and headlines comedy clubs across North America. Ian was a regular cast member and writer for Comedy Inc., Comedy Now, Gutterball Alley and many more! Ian has been nominated for not one but two Gemini Awards including “Best Comedy Performance”
Tom Henry is a comedian from Toronto. He’s appeared at festivals such as Just for Laughs, San Francisco Sketchfest and Bridgetown (Portland). He’s opened for comics such as Tim Meadows, Nikki Glaser and Moshe Kasher. He’s been a regular on Andy Kindler’s alternative show at Just For Laughs. Kindler also chose him as “The Next Big Thing in 2017” stating “Tom Henry is a comic who you could say he’s a little bit like Mitch Hedberg, a little bit Steven Wright, but he’s in a category by himself” He was named as one of LA Riot Fest’s Comics to Watch in 2017 and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Stand-Up Newcomer in 2012.
Hunter Collins is North America’s foremost nincompoop comedian. Originally from Montreal, he has graced the stage at countless illegal baby-fighting rings and festivals, including JFL42, The Halifax Comedy Festival and The Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He recently hosted the 18th annual Canadian Comedy Awards and his latest comedy album “Nincom2oop” debuted at #1 on the iTunes comedy charts.
Happy Halloween from Northern Escapades MINI PUTT !
Enjoy trick-or-treating and mini golf from 4pm-8pm!
To Mini Golf for FREE: Come in costume or Bring a donation for the Food Bank or SPCA.
“This year marks the 50th anniversary of WOODSTOCK. Join us as we celebrate the amazing music and performances from the concert that changed the world. Lance Anderson (who Festival audiences have seen in The Last Waltz and Mad Dogs & Englishman) has assembled an incredible cast of Canadian Blues and Roots all-stars for this show. Juno and Maples Blues Award winning Harrison Kennedy (Motown), Tony Springer (Wild T. and the Spirit), Matt Weidinger (Matchedash Parish) and Cheryl Lescom (Soulsville), will join an ensemble of some of Canada’s finest musicians. They will play the highlight moments of music from the 3-day long weekend festival, including iconic performances by Jimmy Hendrix, The WHO, Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, Joe Cocker, The BAND, Janis Joplin, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Richie Havens and more! Dig out your tie dyes, and prepare to celebrate the music that inspired the world with the simple idea of Peace and Love for all!
We’re delighted to bring the glorious Christina Hutt to Port Carling…she’s a fine singer & songwriter with a voice that’s absolutely thrilling! Please do come out to see her – she’s amazing. Admission is $10 at the door & refreshments are by donation.
Who: Christina Hutt
When: Saturday, October 26, 8:00 pm
Where: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling
Admission: $10.00 at the door
Refreshments: by donation in the jar
This annual Community Event is a great alternative to having your children go door to door through busy streets in traffic, in the dark. Held in the Pioneer Village within the gates of Muskoka Heritage Place, this traffic free and youngster driven Hallowe’en event proves as much of a social event for the parents as it is for the kids.
What to Expect – At our main admissions at 88 Brunel Rd. Huntsville you will be given a site map to assist you in your adventure. Individuals or businesses sponsor our pioneer buildings by decorating the doorways and or outside areas in a theme, then dress in costume and sheell out the candy Muskoka Heritage Place provides. The way to the buildings is lit with moonlights but if you have very young ones and wish to keep the experience even lighter, you might consider joining us early, before 6:30 p.m. nightfall. Best Decorated House – Mayor Scott Aitchison will judge and select the winner of the “Best Decorated House”.
The old Willie Dixon adage, “blues is truth,” perfectly describes the searing, contemporary blues-rock of world-renowned guitarist and vocalist Coco Montoya. Taught by the “Master of the Telecaster,” Albert Collins, but with a hard-edged sound and style all his own, Montoya mixes his forceful, melodic guitar playing and passionate vocals with memorable songs, delivering the blues’ hardest truths. He earned his status as a master guitarist and soul-powered vocalist through years of paying his dues as a sideman with Collins (first as a drummer) and then with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, before launching his solo career in 1993.
Stephanie Chamberlain, Forestry Program Manager at Forests Ontario oversees major programs including the 50 Million Tree Program, Forest Recovery Canada Program and Grasslands Stewardship Initiative.
Forests Ontario is a non-profit organization dedicated to making Ontario’s forests greener. Our ambitious tree planting initiatives, extensive education programs and decades of community outreach have resulted in millions of trees being planted each year. Through our extensive partnerships and our diverse planting programs, we are working each day to increase forest cover, restore forests impacted by natural occurrences and improve forest conditions in Ontario and across Canada. Join us on November 2nd, 2019 to learn more about our programs and initiatives!
Join us for the 9th Annual Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market
Location: Port Carling Community Centre and Port Carling Legion
Over 40 unique and curated vendors to get your Christmas shopping done. See you there!
Lunch will be available to purchase from the Bala/Port Carling United Church
The Country Legends Tribute Tour is firmly established as North Americas number 1 Country Music Tribute show featuring the music of the biggest names on the American scene, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and The Zac Brown Band. The show includes sets that pay tribute to each of these great artists leading to a grand finale with all three artists on stage.
You’ll know all the songs and be singing along all night so don’t miss out, get your tickets today!
November 8 – 10, 2019
Every November, Huntsville throws one of the biggest parties of the year! Gather the extraordinary women in your life for the ULTIMATE gal pal weekend of fun, fashion, music, food and shopping!
November 9-We are so excited to announce that Brett Kissel – winner of multiple CCMA and Juno Awards will be kicking up excitement levels as the headliner at this year’s Girlfriends Getaway Weekend! at Deerhurst Resort
November 8-The Country Legends Tribute Tour is firmly established as North Americas number 1 Country Music Tribute show featuring the music of the biggest names on the American scene, Garth Brooks, Keith Urban and Tim McGraw. The show includes sets that pay tribute to each of these great artists leading to a grand finale with all three artists on stage. At the Algonquin Theatre
November 9- Coyote Ugly Dance Party- join us at Canvas Brewing Co. for the Coyote Ugly Dance Party! A night of country music presented by Country 102.
November 9-Girl Talk, Algonquin Theatre, 12-4 pm. Individual tickets $15 or $40,00 for a day pass.
http://www.eventsinmuskoka.com/girl-talk.html Topics include relationships, health, self-empowerment, and aging gracefully.
November 9-Queens and Cuisines, Independent
12-1 pm- Fall cooking workshop with Charmaine Broughton
2-3 pm- High Tea with Whimsical Bakery
November 9-GGW Headquarters- TWO LOCATIONS THIS YEAR! 12:00-5:00pm
Algonquin Theatre- Psychic, coffee and snacks, shopping and more!
Canvas Brewery- Wine, beer and spirit tasting, shopping and more!
There are many great events!
Motown Gold” celebrates the incredible songs and stories of the legendary record label from Detroit that launched the careers of The Temptations, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson and more! “Motown Gold” features outstanding live musical performances with soulful lead vocalists backed by the renowned Rudy & The Angels band. This audience interactive show will have the audience singing along, clapping their hands in rhythm and even getting up to dance to the infectious Motown groove! Song highlights include “My Girl” “Stop! In the Name of Love” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” “I Can’t Help Myself” and of course, the amazing duet “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”. Get your tickets today and “Get Ready” for a special ONE NIGHT ONLY trip to Hitsville, USA!
The Highland Chamber Orchestra is a group of 40 musicians who primarily perform to sell out audiences in the Haliburton region. We are very glad to have them play for the very first time at the Gravenhurst Opera House. Be sure to join us.
The Muskoka Arts & Crafts Annual Christmas Show and Sale has Santa’s ‘Ho-Ho-Ho’ stamp of approval.
This show & sale features twenty-seven festive exhibitors selling handmade work that’s perfect for gift giving. Bracebridge Sportsplex.
Santa Claus is coming to town in the Bala Santa Claus Parade on Saturday, November 16, starting at 1 pm.
After the parade bring your family to the Bala Community Centre for hot dogs, hot chocolate and treats, and a chance to visit with Santa in person. Bring your skates for the free Family Skate at the Bala arena from 2-4pm.
Parade starts at The Kee to Bala on Bala Falls Road and runs along Hwy 169 through Bala to Burgess Street and then turns on to Victoria to end at the Bala Community Centre. Come meet Santa at the Community Centre after the parade and enjoy free family skating at the Bala Arena.
The Last Waltz – a Musical Celebration of The BAND
An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will be bringing this show to Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst ON
Dr. Norman Yan completed his MSc and PhD dissertations on the effects of acid rain and metal pollution on Ontario lakes, then worked as a research scientist with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment for 25 years. In his capacity of Chair of the Friends of Muskoka Watershed, Dr. Yan will be speaking on:
Protecting our lakes forever: Moving from Rehabilitation to Prevention and the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed’s mission
We know that we can reverse past damage that our lakes have suffered. We’ve done it for acid rain and lead pollution and over-fertilization with phosphorus. But can we learn from this history to prevent the re-occurrence of old problems and emergence of new ones? Can we move from restoration to prevention? Norman Yan has been studying threats to our lakes for almost half a century and in this talk he will identify the key emerging threats to Muskoka lakes, and how they collectively increase the risk of algal blooms. He will then discuss how the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed is attempting to lead the effort to deal with these threats, so that we can protect the lakes we all love.
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