Information Guide
Bracebridge Summer Events

JULY 2015

June 13 - July 14 - An Exhibition of New Works by the 45th Paralell Painters of Muskoka.  Krysia Bower, Anne Clement, Betty (Eliz) Dawson, Susan Irons-Ware, Donna McLaren, Margaret Richards, Marie St. Germain & Pat Whittle.  www.45thparallelpainters.com   Location: Muskoka Place Gallery, 1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling  (705) 765-1048  mci@artsinmuskoka.com  www.muskokaplace.ca

June 27 - July 18 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Look Again: Perception, Imagination and Nature's Magic by Col Mitchell  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

June 29 - Sept. 4 - “Artists in Residence” Programs: In collaboration with Cleveland’s House Kids Club, Muskoka Chautauqua and PEACE School present artists and performers in daily programs of creative interactive activities for children. Visit www.clevelandshouse.com or call for weekly schedule and to register in advance for daily and weekly programs. The programs are weekdays at Cleveland’s House in Minett from June 29th- September 4th.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

June 29 - Sept. 4 - Art Party on the Veranda: Resident Artists present creative interactive adult workshops and Thursday Night “Art Party” on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau! Artists will be available to schedule workshops and sell their artworks. Every Thursday afternoon from June 29th- September 4th at 4:30 pm at Cleveland’s House in Minett, $50 per person.  www.clevelandshouse.com  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

July 1 - Canada Day Celebration: Family celebration on July 1st followed by fireworks at dusk in Minett. Pay by donation.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca


July 1 - 4:00 p.m. - Canada Day Celebrations in Downtown Bracebridge.  Enjoy the Big Backyard BBQ, Fun Inflatables and live music.  At dusk, be awed by the best fireworks north of Hwy 7 at Bracebridge Bay Park, courtesy of the Rotary Club of Bracebridge. www.downtownbracebridge.com   www.bracebridgefireworks.com  www.bracebridgechamber.com/pdfs/CanadaDayEvents.pdf

July 4 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 5 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Green River Revival Revisited.  Creedence Clearwater Revival Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

July 10 - 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Big Brothers Big Sisters Muskoka Fundraiser at Pita Pit, 295 Wellington St., Bracebridge.  $1.00 from every pita sold is donated to BBBS Muskoka. With a Dunk Tank featuring: Kevin Fell (Moose FM), Trent Willett (BMLSS Principal), Matt Richter (Teacher & Green Party), Kim Rixon (Rotarian / Muskoka Party Rentals), Tess Kennelly (Active Lock & Safe) and Andrew Bridle (Pita Pit).  Don't miss the fun!  Thank you for supporting mentorship in Muskoka.

July 10 - 12 - The 31st Annual Muskoka Pioneer Power Show at J.D. Lang Activity Park (The Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge).  Go back in time. Join this gathering of antique buffs interested in the preservation and operation of historically valuable machinery.  This year's theme is the International Harvester Collectors Club Chapter 20www.muskokapioneerpower.ca.

July 11 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 11 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Muskoka Throw Down 5th Annual Skateboard Competition.  At the Bracebridge Skate Park beside Bracebridge Memorial Arena on Chub Downey Lane.  (705) 645-3037  www.bracebridge.ca

July 11 - 7:00 p.m. - Muskoka Concert Association Annual Fundraising Event.  Great Movies in Concert: The Firm.  Come out & join us and enjoy film in a whole new way!  Location: Gravenhurst Opera House, 295 Muskoka Rd. S.  Tickets $25/each.  www.gravenhurstoperahouse.com  www.MuskokaConcertAssociation.com  (705) 687-5550

July 11 & 12 - Gravenhurst Rotary Annual Giant Charity Garage Sale at the Gravenhurst Curling Club 330 John St N (enter off Brown St).  Proceeds to Rotary Wheels For Learning which provides bicycles to children in Cambodia to enable them to attend school. We are looking for donations to the garage sale. We will pick items up from your house! Please also attend the sale in July.  Contact - Patrick Bongers pat@cedarcoasthomes.com  or MaryAnne Marshall marshall.maryanne@gmail.com

July 12 - 1:00 p.m. - Hospice Muskoka Butterfly Release at Bracebridge Memorial Park. There will be readings, and music along with the butterfly release. You can buy a butterfly in memory of a loved one for this event. Donate $30 for one butterfly or donate $100 for 4 butterflies. For more information, contact Hospice Muskoka at (705) 646-1697. www.hospicemuskoka.com

July 12 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Eddie and The Stingrays. 50's Rock and Roll.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

July 13 - 5:30 p.m. - Volunteer Muskoka's Smart Serve Course at the Bracebridge Sportsplex Conference Room, 110 Clearbrook Trail.  Any person working or volunteering, selling or serving alcohol is required by law to have taken the Smart Serve Canada Course within 60 days of being hired.   Only $5.00 plus HST per person. If you pass you will receive your certification card.  To register please contact the Huntsville / Lake of Bays Chamber (705) 789-4771  chamber@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca  www.huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca

July 16 - 5:30 p.m. - Volunteer Muskoka's Smart Serve Course at the Gravenhurst Centennial Centre, 10 Centennial Drive, Gravenhurst ON P1P 1B7. Upstairs Meeting Room.  Any person working or volunteering, selling or serving alcohol is required by law to have taken the Smart Serve Canada Course within 60 days of being hired.   Only $5.00 plus HST per person. If you pass you will receive your certification card.  To register please contact the Huntsville / Lake of Bays Chamber (705) 789-4771  chamber@huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca  www.huntsvillelakeofbays.on.ca

July 17 - 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Embark for a Jazz Cruise with The Mitch Beube Quartet. Tickets on sale now!  Protecting Muskoka's legendary landscape has never been so easy! Enjoy live music by Mitch Beube and his new band and hors d'oeuvres aboard the Wenonah II on beautiful Lake Muskoka. All profits of the Jazz Cruise to support Muskoka Conservancy's effort to nurture, conserve, and protect Muskoka's natural and built heritage for future generations.  Artist Mark Grice will create a complete work of art during the cruise; bid on it and go home with a unique piece of art, made on Lake Muskoka.  Ticket price is $100 per person - it includes hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket.  A portion of the ticket value may be eligible for a charitable tax receipt. Departs Gravenhurst wharf at 2:30 on Fri. July 17, returns at 4:30 p.m.  Information and booking with Claire at (705) 645-7393 Ext. 200 or cdanes@muskokaconservancy.org  www.muskokaconservancy.org

July 17 - 19 - The 53rd Annual Muskoka Arts & Crafts' Summer Show.  Location: Annie Williams Memorial Park, 50 Santa's Village Rd., Bracebridge.  Meet 200 of Canada's premier artists at one of Ontario's oldest and largest outdoor shows and sales.  www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

July 18 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 19 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The King of Pop. Michael Jackson Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

July 21 - 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Gravenhurst YMCA 1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

July 25 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

July 25 - ballhockey.com presents Bracebridge 3 on 3 Ball Hockey Challenge. Prizes for Top 2. Only $325/team. Divisions Open & Intermediate for Men's, Women's & Co-ed Youth U17, U15, U13 & U11.  Guaranteed 3 games. 2 - 12 min. Stop time periods. Max. 10 Payers including Goalie. Rosters and deposits due by July 18. All games at Bracebridge Memorial Arena, 169 James St.  To Register or For Information: brandene@ballhockey.com or (705) 706-3260.

July 25 - 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - The 27th Annual Baysville Walkabout Festival.  Come enjoy over 120 arts and crafts vendors.  Arts, crafts, antiques, woodworking, baking,... you name it!  Clowns. Lions Pancake Breakfast. Face painting. Food and refreshments. Live band and disc jockey.  Admission is a donation to the Baysville Community Group.  Great family fun!  www.baysvillewalkabout.com  For book information please call Louise Garrod (705) 767-3257  l.bgarrod@sympatico.ca

July 25 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Summit Centre, Huntsville 1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

July 25 & 26 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - SantaFest.  Downtown Bracebridge and Santa's Village.  It's Christmas in July, enjoy a festive parade, family friendly activities and celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Santa's Village.  (705) 646-5590  www.downtownbracebridge.com  info@downtownbracebride.com 

July 25 - August 15 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Sunflowers and Shorelines  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com

July 26 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Freddy Vette and The Flames.  "Keeping 50's & 60's Rock and Roll Alive".  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en
 
July 27 - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Bracebridge Sportsplex, 110 Clearbrook Trail 1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

July 31 - 6:00 p.m. - Midnight - Bracebridge B.I.A. Midnight Madness Event in Downtown Bracebridge, Manitoba St.  Enjoy an evening of family fun, entertainment and of course, great shopping! All happening in Bracebridge's historic downtown.  www.downtownbracebridge.com

 

AUGUST 2015

June 29 - Sept. 4 - “Artists in Residence” Programs: In collaboration with Cleveland’s House Kids Club, Muskoka Chautauqua and PEACE School present artists and performers in daily programs of creative interactive activities for children. Visit www.clevelandshouse.com or call for weekly schedule and to register in advance for daily and weekly programs. The programs are weekdays at Cleveland’s House in Minett from June 29th- September 4th.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

June 29 - Sept. 4 - Art Party on the Veranda: Resident Artists present creative interactive adult workshops and Thursday Night “Art Party” on the shores of beautiful Lake Rosseau! Artists will be available to schedule workshops and sell their artworks. Every Thursday afternoon from June 29th- September 4th at 4:30 pm at Cleveland’s House in Minett, $50 per person.  www.clevelandshouse.com  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

July 25 - August 15 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents Sunflowers and Shorelines  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com 

August 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

August 1 - Griffin Session Muskoka (The Muskoka Beer Festival). Location: Annie Williams Memorial Park, 50 Santa's Village Rd., Bracebridge. Savour the best of Ontario's Craft Breweries together with great food and live musical acts. www.muskokabeerfestival.ca (705) 646 0706 events@thegriffinpub.ca

Aug. 2 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: Johnny Cash & The Queens of Country.  Johnny Cash, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and Patsy Cline Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

August 8 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

August 8 - 9 - Muskoka Model Railway Show. Location: J.D. Lang Activity Park (The Bracebridge Fairgrounds, 331 Fraserburg Rd., Bracebridge). Enjoy the 16th Annual Model Railway Show with operating layouts, modeling clinics, historical displays, train vendors and manufacturers. www.muskokamodelrailwayclub.org (705) 645 7923 or (705) 646 0932

Aug. 9 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The Liverpool 4.  Beatles Tribute.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

Aug. 14 - Flatmuzik: The paintings of Music Icons Marc Jordan and Murray McLauchlan. Monday- Saturday 10-5pm at Muskoka Place Gallery in Port Carling. Artists’ Reception August 14 6 – 8 pm RSVP only please arts@muskoka.com   www.muskokachautauqua.ca.

Aug. 14 - 23 - ChautauquaFest. Locations: All around Muskoka. www.muskokachautauqua.ca (705) 765 1048 or 1-888-311-ARTS info@artsinmuskoka.com

Aug. 15 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

Aug. 15 - Anne Walker: “Kith and Kin; The Coulson Women’s Institute 1927-2004; - Music and artifacts tell the story of the influential Women’s Institute in rural North America. Taking place at the Christ Church in Windermere at 8pm on August 15th, $20 per person.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

Aug. 15 & 16 - New Act “Theatre Starts”: Staged readings by professional actors showcase new and award-winning plays! On August 15th and 16th at 2pm at the Bala United Church, 3115 Muskoka Rd 169, $15 per person.  www.muskokachautauqua.ca

Aug. 16 - 7:30 p.m. - Music on the Barge. Catch Live Music Every Summer Sunday at Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst.  Tonight: The Good Brothers.  Canada's Multi-award Winning Country Vocal Group.  Admission is a free will offering which assists with the programming costs and ensures that this tradition continues.  In the event of inclement weather like rain or lightening, concerts will be cancelled for the safety of the audience and performers.  www.gravenhurst.ca/en

Aug. 20 - 22 - Cottage Country Comedy Festival. Various locations throughout Muskoka. Catch the wave of this serious dose of comedy from a lineup of critically acclaimed award winning talent. www.cottagecomedy.com (705) 644 9850 cottagecomedy@gmail.com

Aug. 22 - 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - MEC Muskoka Ride at Muskoka Wharf. With 90km and 160km routes to choose from, this one day cycling event winds, climbs, and descends around the big three: Lake Muskoka, Lake Joseph, and Lake Rosseau. Marshals and directional signs lead the way, while nicely-stocked rest stops provide anti-bonking snacks, washrooms and bike mechanics for minor repairs. A post-ride recovery area will feature beer, BBQ, music, and the chance to rub shoulders with two world-renowned professional riders. Ideal for intermediate to advanced riders, the inaugural MEC Muskoka Ride is your chance to spin with a motivated group on classic Canadian asphalt. For more information and to sign up at http://events.mec.ca/event/65386/mec-muskoka-ride

Aug. 22 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

Aug. 22 - September 11 - Muskoka Arts and Crafts Presents An Installation by Dennis Gill  Location: The Chapel Gallery, 15 King St., Bracebridge. Open Tues. - Sat. 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm. (705) 645-5501 www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com 

Aug. 24 - 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Canadian Blood Services Blood Donor Clinic. You could save up to 3 lives! Quote Partner for Life ID # BRAC010504 to have your donation count towards the Bracebridge Chamber of Commerce 2015 giving goal. Location: Faith Baptist Church, Huntsville   1-888-2-DONATE www.blood.ca 

Aug. 28 - 30 - Womens Wilderness Canoe and Yoga Retreat. Rejoice on a Beginners Canoe Trip with Professional Wilderness guide and certified Health Coach Samantha Allard at Algonquin Park. Reconnect. Relax. Reboot. This All Inclusive Retreat is for women 30 - 70 yrs old, who enjoy a wilderness setting, with little to no experience in a canoe or experts alike, who have never tried yoga to who have come to love yoga. All camping equipment, canoe, and food included. $560/person. 10% discount if you register with a friend. Minimum of 4 participants required & maximum of 7. Samantha Wellness (705) 380-2209  info@samanthawellness.com www.samanthawellness.com

Aug. 29 - 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - The Bracebridge Farmers' Market runs each Saturday from the Victoria Day long weekend in May until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. Come and visit us at Memorial Park in beautiful downtown Bracebridge. (Manitoba St., beside the Norwood Movie Theatre). www.thebracebridgefarmersmarket.com  bracebridgefarmersmarket@yahoo.ca  Contact: Laura Anderson, President (705) 326-7154

 

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