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First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Nov
21

Date: November 21, 2019

Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12, Midland, ON L4R 4K8

Category: External Community Event

Now in its 20th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 6,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities, up to Martyrs' Shrine. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Brébeuf Event Centre, just off the Foyer. “First Light” has strong ties to community groups, and many will be involved in this year’s celebration, offering special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations. An abundance of music will also fill the air, including Indigenous drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folksongs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music on Thursdays and Fridays. For some early holiday shopping, over 50 exceptional artisans, craft & gourmet food vendors will be in the Sainte-Marie museum and the Brébeuf Event Centre. Sainte-Marie gift shop "Flint & Timber Co." will be open each night. Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event. Special First Light Event Package! Take advantage of the First Light package which includes entry to the event, a food voucher for dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay and breakfast at the Comfort Inn. Call for reservations: 705-526-2090.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Nov
23

Date: November 23, 2019

Location: 320 King St., Midland

Category: External Community Event

You are not alone! International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is a day where suicide loss survivors join together to find comfort, gain understanding and share stories of healing and hope. Events are held around the world for people who are affected by suicide loss to gather in their local communities for support and resources. Local events are happening in Midland, Barrie, Orillia, Innisfil and Huntsville. The event features a documentary that offers a message of growth, resilience and connection, followed by an opportunity for group discussion. For questions about the Midland event, please email Kristi Lalonde at klalonde@waypointcentre.ca.

Photography Workshop Series At Wye Marsh

Nov
23

Date: November 23, 2019

Location: 16160 Highway 12 East

Category: External Community Event

Join Marj Dubeau as she shares her passion and knowledge for photography through a hands on workshop followed by a hike in the marsh where she will provide tips and tricks on photography composition. November: Finding Beauty in a Grey Month This workshop will consist of a lesson on what to look for and how to capture beauty in the grey months with composition and lighting techniques.The workshop will consist of approx 30 min instruction, 90 min of shooting, 30 min of sharing with feedback.

Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show

Nov
24

Date: November 24, 2019

Location: 105 Pillsbury Drive

Category: External Community Event

Come out and enjoy our 6th Annual Christmas Bazaar & Craft Show featuring ---- -Various Vendors - Local Crafters -Live Music by Nonie Thomposon 1-3pm -Holiday Treats - and more! Vendors & Crafters include: Norwex Poppies and Peonies Sincerely Yours Wendakai's Quilling Art & Jewelry Thirty-One Epicure Tupperware and many more.

JIYU Silk Scarf Art

Nov
25

Date: November 25, 2019

Location: Quest Art School + Gallery 333 King St, Midland ON

Category: External Community Event

Discover the ancient art of water marbling! Artisans Sarah McKeown and Shelley Robillard will guide you through the experience of creating your own unique colour combination and design on a 100% silk scarf. This would make a wonderful custom Christmas gift for your favorite person. You MUST register to reserve your space (spaces are limited to 10) https://www.eventbrite.ca/myevent?eid=7766011449 Member: $85 Non-member: $105

Donate Blood - Save a Life!

Nov
27

Date: November 27, 2019

Location: Penetanguishene Legion - 2 Poyntz Street, Penetanguishene, ON L9M 1M2

Category: External Community Event

Already a donor? Ask a friend, co-worker, or family member to join #CanadasLifeline with you in November. Never donated? New donors are always needed to ensure hospital patients have the blood they need, when they need it. Book at blood.ca

First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Nov
28

Date: November 28, 2019

Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12, Midland, ON L4R 4K8

Category: External Community Event

Now in its 20th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 6,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities, up to Martyrs' Shrine. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Brébeuf Event Centre, just off the Foyer. “First Light” has strong ties to community groups, and many will be involved in this year’s celebration, offering special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations. An abundance of music will also fill the air, including Indigenous drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folksongs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music on Thursdays and Fridays. For some early holiday shopping, over 50 exceptional artisans, craft & gourmet food vendors will be in the Sainte-Marie museum and the Brébeuf Event Centre. Sainte-Marie gift shop "Flint & Timber Co." will be open each night. Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event. Special First Light Event Package! Take advantage of the First Light package which includes entry to the event, a food voucher for dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay and breakfast at the Comfort Inn. Call for reservations: 705-526-2090.

First Light at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons

Dec
05

Date: December 05, 2019

Location: Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, 16164 Highway 12, Midland, ON L4R 4K8

Category: External Community Event

Now in its 20th year, Sainte-Marie’s “First Light” is a must-see event with a great line-up of family activities and performers, all amidst the spectacular glow of over 6,000 candles. The magic begins when visitors approach the candlelit historic site, as a beautiful amber glow illuminates the famous 17th-century mission. Visitors can stroll the candlelit paths which lead to a variety of fun family activities, up to Martyrs' Shrine. The cookhouse is filled with the sights and smells of delicious baked goods available for tasting. Historic blacksmithing will also be demonstrated, and a Nativity crèche will be on display. Always popular with little folks, corn husk doll making will be offered in the Brébeuf Event Centre, just off the Foyer. “First Light” has strong ties to community groups, and many will be involved in this year’s celebration, offering special “hands-on” children’s crafts and historic demonstrations. An abundance of music will also fill the air, including Indigenous drumming and singing, lively Franco-Ontarian folksongs, and delightful community and school choirs performing seasonal music on Thursdays and Fridays. For some early holiday shopping, over 50 exceptional artisans, craft & gourmet food vendors will be in the Sainte-Marie museum and the Brébeuf Event Centre. Sainte-Marie gift shop "Flint & Timber Co." will be open each night. Please be advised that with the exception of service animals, pets are not allowed on the historic site for this event. Special First Light Event Package! Take advantage of the First Light package which includes entry to the event, a food voucher for dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay and breakfast at the Comfort Inn. Call for reservations: 705-526-2090.

Art in the Marsh: Introduction to Stone Carving

Dec
07

Date: December 07, 2019

Location: 16160 Highway 12 East

Category: External Community Event

Local Artist and Teacher Lisa Harpell will instruct a beginner class for stone carving! This is a unique opportunity to try something new. This is an introductory class for carving alabaster & soapstone. Using carving tools participants will create pendants and small sculptures. They will also learn how to finish and mount their masterpieces. No experience necessary. All materials are provided.

Breakfast with Santa

Dec
14

Date: December 14, 2019

Location: 13 Burke Street, Penetanguishene, ON

Category: Town Organized

May you never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve~ anonymous Be sure to watch the skies on the eve of December 14th and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Santa’s sleigh as he slides into Penetanguishene. He wants a good night’s sleep as he will be here at the museum very early the following two mornings, all rosy cheeked and ready for all the children who will be having breakfast with him and sitting on his lap. Everyone’s breakfast will consist of waffles, sausage, juice and either hot chocolate or tea/coffee. Little eyes will pop with wonder when they view the wide selection of waffle toppings including Elf Dust. After breakfast the children will have a chance to do crafts, games, a wintry scavenger hunt with a reward from Mrs. Claus and lastly have their face painted. What a wonderful opportunity for families to kick off the season.

Wye Marsh Welcomes Winter Open House

Dec
14

Date: December 14, 2019

Location: 16160 Highway 12 East

Category: External Community Event

Join us at Wye Marsh to hand feed chickadees, roast bannock, hike the trails or finish up your holiday shopping in our gift shop! The holidays can be a busy time of year for all, so take a few hours to relax, unwind, and connect back to nature. Bring your family, your friends, or your neighbors to enjoy the sunshine and snow. Programming offered on December 14, 2019 is by donation. There is no admission charge.

Yuletide Brass

Dec
14

Date: December 14, 2019

Location: 539 Hugel Ave, Midland, ON L4R 1W1

Category: External Community Event

Join the Georgian Bay Brass of Midland and surrounding area, for their concert, "Yuletide Brass," on Saturday, December 14th at Knox Presbyterian Church. Concert starts at 7:30pm. Adults $10, Students $5. Nothing brings in the holiday season like brass music!

Breakfast with Santa

Dec
15

Date: December 15, 2019

Location: 13 Burke Street, Penetanguishene, ON

Category: Town Organized

May you never be too old to search the skies on Christmas Eve~ anonymous Be sure to watch the skies on the eve of December 14th and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Santa’s sleigh as he slides into Penetanguishene. He wants a good night’s sleep as he will be here at the museum very early the following two mornings, all rosy cheeked and ready for all the children who will be having breakfast with him and sitting on his lap. Everyone’s breakfast will consist of waffles, sausage, juice and either hot chocolate or tea/coffee. Little eyes will pop with wonder when they view the wide selection of waffle toppings including Elf Dust. After breakfast the children will have a chance to do crafts, games, a wintry scavenger hunt with a reward from Mrs. Claus and lastly have their face painted. What a wonderful opportunity for families to kick off the season.

Watercolour 101: The Basics with Hazel Ferry

Jan
15

Date: January 15, 2020

Location: Quest Art School + Gallery 333 King St, Midland ON

Category: External Community Event

This six-week introductory evening course will explore the foundation of watercolour painting and colour. Participants will learn to use a variety of techniques, special effects and most importantly how to build a colour palette, mixing the perfect colour every time. While working on elements of composition and value through studies, participants will create several paintings during this and exploratory workshop! All materials included. https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/75724444853

Photography Workshop Series At Wye Marsh

Jan
19

Date: January 19, 2020

Location: 16160 Highway 12 East

Category: External Community Event

Join Marj Dubeau as she shares her passion and knowledge for photography through a hands on workshop followed by a hike in the marsh where she will provide tips and tricks on photography composition. January: Exploring Winter Textures This workshop will consist of a lesson on exploring different textures in the beauty of the snowiest month, and how such textures can translate into beautiful photos when topics such as composition and colour are considered.The workshop will consist of approx 30 min instruction, 90 min of shooting, 30 min of sharing with feedback.