Mindful Parenting Symposium
Mindful Parenting Symposium Date: April 5, 2014 - 9am to 3pm Location: Bracebridge Muskoka Lakes Secondary School Web Address: www.mindfulparentingmuskoka.com Description: An entertaining and informative one-day event for both parents/caregivers and industry professionals.A locally-sourced lunch is included with the cost of registration and child care is available (spaces are limited). Parents & caregivers will enjoy a keynote by best selling author Ann Douglas, workshops covering topics such as children's mental health, vaccines, connecting your child with nature, and tools & tips for parenting mindfully. Industry professionals can join in the interactive presentation on 'The Fourth Trimester: Birthing Our Babies, Birthing Ourselves' - a series of dynamic workshops facilitated by Tracy Peters, a holistic coach and counsellor. Advance reg
istration at www.mindfulparentingmuskoka.com
Spring Girlfriend's Getaway
April 11-13th, 2014 Girlfriend’s Getaway Weekend – Spring Edition is here! Get your spring groove back with R&B stars Jully Black and Jarvis Church as Deerhurst Resort hosts two nights of live entertainment at their Spring Girlfriends Getaway Weekend April 11-13th, 2014. Events are also Sold Individually Friday, April 11 $55/person -“Inner Diva Party” including one glass of wine, Jully Black show, DJ & dancing Tax & food & beverage gratuity extra Saturday, April 22 $35/person -Groove along with Canada’s “King of Soul,” complete with back-up singers, Jarvis Church Tax extra http://www.deerhurstresort.com/girlfriends
Cut-a-thon for Parkinson’s
Sunday April 13th, 2014 Spend the Sunday getting pampered while making a difference for the Parkinson's community. Celebrating 25 years, Cut-A-Thon for Parkinson's takes place during Parkinson's Awareness Month, offering participants the opportunity to visit an elite salon and get a haircut for $40 or less while raising funds and awareness for Parkinson's. Stylists donate their talents and time for free and 100% of the proceeds go towards helping those living with Parkinson’s. Visit www.cutathon.ca to check out our list of participating salons and book an appointment today!
Sunday April 13th, 2014.
9:00am to 12:00pm, Classy Cuts Salon, 97 Manitoba St., Bracebridge ON, P1L 2B3 For only $35 receive
A Wash, Cut & Blow Dry Plus Gift Bag courtesy of our sponsor JOICO
FIRST ANNUAL SMART & CARING MUSKOKA CELEBRATION
May 2, 2014 from 11:30 – 2:00 The Office of the District Chair of Muskoka is hosting the first annual “Smart & Caring Community Celebration” a luncheon to recognize Muskoka’s volunteers, charities and philanthropists. The event will support the ongoing work of the Muskoka Community Foundation and donor sponsored charities. Dr. Warren Jestin, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist at Scotiabank will be the keynote speaker. DATE & TIME: Friday, May 2, 2014 from 11:30 – 2:00 WHERE: Mark O’Meara Clubhouse at Grandview Golf Club, 245 Grandview Dr. N. Huntsville, Ontario P1H 1B4 COST: $50.00 per person Includes a 3-course luncheon with coffee and tea. Cash bar available. Please join in celebrating those who generously give their time, their money, and their expertise to ensure a healthy and resilient Muskoka, learn about Muskoka Community Foundation and the Smart and Caring Muskoka Fund, which is the Foundation’s community endowment fund created to ad! http://www.muskokacommunityfoundation.ca
George Gao at the Gravenhurst Opera House
May 9th, The Muskoka Concert Association presents George Gao at the Gravenhurst Opera House on Friday, May 9th at 7:30 p.m. Terry Clarke's dancers will open the programme. George Gao has performed for the MCA before and is back by popular demand. He is a master of the Erhu, a two stringed instrument that sounds like an orchestra when he plays it. This concert will wrap up our 2013-14 season. Memberships for the 2014-15 four concert season will be available for $90. Single tickets are $30.
Bracebridge Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 8:30am-1pm Victoria Day Weekend to Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend Memorial Park, Manitoba Street, Bracebridge (beside Norwood Theatre)
Gravenhurst Farmers' Market
May 21 Opening Day for the Gravenhurst Farmers' Market. Join us for the Opening Day of our 21 season, and get a free annual plant. You may also win one of four hanging baskets that are available to be won at various times and locations at the Market throughout the day. 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Muskoka Wharf Special Events Field. For more information see our web site www.gravenhurstfarmersmarket.com or visit our Facebook page Gravenhurst Farmers' Market.
6th Annual Muskoka Lifestyle Show
May 30 - June 1st The Muskoka Lifestyle show in Port Carling on the First Weekend of June, features great exhibitors of all kinds, from Jewellery to Plumbers, Tenis Courts, Boats and everything for the Home Cottage or Yourself! The original Muskoka Shows brings you the best of the best exhibitors. For exhibitors we have the lowest rates of any home, cottage and lifestyle show in Muskoka. We strive to be the most vendor friendly show! The show applications are always posted on our web site for easy download at your convienience. Come and Join us for the official cottage opening weekend in Port Carling. http://www.muskokalifestyleshow.com/
Gravenhurst Swap & Play
May 31 from 8:30- Noon at Gravenhurst Public School A FREE fun morning of entertainment for kids while parents shop & swap baby, kid and maternity gear and take in parent sessions. Want to be a vendor? It’s only $10 per “mom” table and $20 per “business” table for sellers. Funds raised are donated to two not-for-profit Gravenhurst parent-support organizations. Check out the website: swapandplay.wix.com/gravenhurst
Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour 2014
June 7 & 8 Muskoka Lakes Spring Art Tour June 7 & 8, 2014, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Join us for our 12th anniversary Tour! Just follow the yellow signs to see Artists from across Muskoka, exhibiting painting, basketry, beading, carving, glasswork pottery, sculpture, jewelry, woodturning & fabric art. www.muskokalakesspringarttour.com 705-765-1048
Huntsvilles 100k Market
From June 14th until Thanksgiving weekend Huntsville has a 'Farm Fresh and Homemade' market right downtown. From 9.00am until 1.00pm every Saturday you can find fresh and farm produce, maple syrup and unique arts and crafts, everything produced within a 100K of Huntsville.
Bala Farmers' Market
Mondays, 9am-2pm June 23 to September 1, 2014 705-762-5663 Precambrian Shield Parking Lot
Port Carling Farmers Market
Thursdays, 9am-2 pm June 26 to August 28, 2014 Hanna Park on Bailey Street 705-762-5663
Baysville Farmers' Market
Fridays, 2pm-6pm June 27 to August 29, 2014 Baysville Arena parking lot University Street
Rosseau Farmers' Market
Fridays, 9am - 2pm Canada day to Labour Day, Waterfront on Lake Rosseau at the end of Short Street www.rosseaumarket.com/
Boat Rally For Kids with Cancer Scavenger Cup
July 19, 2014 Our Rally's we have entered into our seventh year and raised over $12,000,000 for SickKids research, treatment and care. The event can only be described as a scavenger hunt meets “Amazing Race” featuring luxury vehicles. All registered Car Rally Drivers and their teams must fundraise a minimum of $25,000 each to qualify and draft a Celebrity Navigator. The highest overall fundraising teams will earn first draft pick during “The Qualifiers” Celebrity Draft Party! A team size only being limited to the number of seats in the vehicle. Each team is led through the city by collecting & solving clues at 'Pit Stops' from some of the most renowned establishments and venues in the city. Along the way, participants will interact with some of the most unique and inspiring children! http://www.boatrallyforkids.com/
Artists of the Limberlost
August 16 & 17 Artists of the Limberlost Open Studio Weekend. August 16 & 17, 10am to 6pm. Explore scenic Limberlost Road near Huntsville and experience work by 25 artists and craftspeople at 9 studios along a 20 km. route. See a diversity of quality work including paintings, fused glass, pottery, jewellery, woodturning and bronze sculpture. www.artistsofthelimberlost.ca
Help the Turtles
Love turtles? Help support Scales Nature Park and the Canadian Wildlife Federation’s turtle conservation program in the Muskoka region on Saturday August 16th from 2pm to 5pm at Turtle Jacks Muskoka Grill. Purchase your tickets today to participate in an afternoon of food, drinks and entertainment while helping local turtles. You can even adopt-a-turtle to ensure a future for all turtles in Muskoka! Each guest will receive a complimentary copy of Marissa Stapley’s latest novel, Mating for Life. Purchase your tickets today for $60 up until August 1st then $75 afterwards at HelptheTurtles.ca/Muskoka All proceeds raised directly support our program; Saving Turtles At Risk Today (S.T.A.R.T.) Muskoka Turtles Project.
Learn About Turtles
August 16th Swing by Turtle Jacks Muskoka Grill on Saturday August 16th from 11am to 3pm for an outdoor fun-filled afternoon of turtle related activities. Learn how to properly move a live turtle across a road, take part in arts and crafts, stay for face painting and much more! For more details, please visit HelptheTurtles.ca
Parkinson SuperWalk Bracebridge
September 6th. This fall we are running our annual SuperWalk fundraiser in your area. It is a major event that helped to raise approximately $2.76 million last year for Parkinson Society Canada to provide education, support, and advocacy for the 100,000 Canadians who live with Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson SuperWalk is the largest national fundraising event for Parkinson Society Canada (PSC) and its regional partners. Approximately 14,000 participants from coast-to-coast organize and take part in Parkinson SuperWalk. This year's theme for the SuperWalk is 'Everyday Heroes, Extraordinary Hope.' Thank you for your support! Date: Saturday, September 6, 2014 Location: Bracebridge Public School 90 McMurray St. Bracebridge, ON Website: http://parkinsonsuperwalk.ca Contact: Kim Murdoch 1-800-565-3000 ext: 3374 firstname.lastname@example.org
52nd Annual Port Sydney Turkey Dinner
October 4. Port Sydney Turkey Dinner & Fireworks. Saturday, October 4, 2014 3:30pm to 7pm Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and pie! Adults $15 Kids $7 Port Sydney Community Hall Fireworks at Dusk
Great Muskoka Paddling Experience
October 11, 2014. Long weekend with nothing to do? Come out and paddle at the Great Muskoka Paddling Experience!! A fun racing experience for canoes, kayaks & SUPs for all levels of participants in support of Muskoka Watershed Council. When? Saturday 11th of October, 2014 (Thanksgiving Weekend) Two race lengths: 10 and 18 kilometers. Plus One fun paddle of 2.5 kilometers to Bracebridge Falls and return. Excellent way to burn up kids' energies when it is too cold to go swimming. For more information: www.muskokapaddlingexperience.com