For the week of November 11 – 17, 2019
Gather your lady friends and head to Bracebridge for the beloved Girls Night Out. Check some names off of that Christmas list at the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Christmas Show and Sale. Get in the Ho! Ho! Holiday spirit and meet Santa in Bala or Port Carling at the Santa Claus Parades. Learn how to protect the beautiful lakes that surround us at the Speaker Series: Moving from Rehabilitation to Prevention.
Read on to learn a little more about each event.
Girls Night Out
Energize, socialize, shop, and go have some fun on November 14, ladies! There will be fun activities, psychics, special promotions, special menu items at participating restaurants, and door prizes. The event’s admission is free, but the first 150 to preregister will receive a swag bag with fun items and coupons from local businesses plus be entered to win 1 of 3 $100 BIA Gift Certificates which can be used for your evening of shopping.
Muskoka Arts and Crafts Christmas Show and Sale
Muskoka Arts and Crafts Christmas Show and Sale has Santa’s Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval. The 39th Annual Christmas Show and Sale features twenty-seven festive exhibitors selling handmade work that’s perfect for gift giving. As Christmas nears, you’ll need to shop for your dears.
Bala Santa Claus Parade
Santa has taken a break from the chaos at the workshop to come to Muskoka to help get everyone in the Christmas spirit. The Bala Santa Claus Parade starts at 1:00 PM. Afterwards, head over 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 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
Port Carling Santa Claus Parade
After the Bala parade, Santa will be heading over to Port Carling for the Port Carling Santa Claus Parade. The parade starts at Ferndale Road and will head towards Bailey Street. Visit Santa and enjoy hot dogs and hot chocolate at the Community Centre immediately after the parade.
Speaker Series: Moving from Rehabilitation to Prevention
Sit back and learn from an expert on how to protect our beautiful lakes at the Speaker Series at the Muskoka Discovery Centre. 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. 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 the 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.
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