Grand Ole Opry Tribute
The Legends of Country Music recreates some of Opryland’s finest moments with hilarious comedy, incredible vocal performances as well as stunning impersonations of some of the biggest stars to ever grace the Opryland stage including Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers, Johnny Cash & June Carter, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, Minnie Pearl and many more.
Family Halloween Swim & Skate
Join us at the Canada Summit Centre for a sweet treat and a skate and swim. This is a great alternative to the door to door tradition. Bring the entire family and have fun in the pool, or the arena, or both! You can decorate your helmet or paint your face; something festive but also safe! Swim starts at 6pm, skate starts at 7:30; helmets are mandatory. Regular fees apply.
Great Pumpkin Trail
The Great Pumpkin Trail is a family friendly annual event taking place at the Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville on Halloween Night! Individuals or businesses sponsor our pioneer buildings by decorating the doorways and outside areas in a theme, then dress in costume and shell out the candy Muskoka Heritage Place provides.
Restoule Children’s Halloween Party
The Restoule Children’s Halloween Party will take place at the Restoule Legion at 7pm.
Kearney Children’s Halloween Party
The Kearney Children’s Halloween Party will be held at the Community Centre on October 31.
Sundridge Halloween Party
The Sundridge Halloween Party will take place October 31 at the Lion’s Building. Join us for lots of family fun from 6-8pm. Please visit the Township of Strong website for more information.
Tiny Tots Halloween Parade
Join us in Huntsville for the Tiny Tots Halloween Parade, October 31 at 10am. The parade will begin in the Civic Square at Town Hall and travel west on Main street to Centre street, cross at the lights and move east down Main Street to Brunel Road and finish up back at the Civic Square.
Ardbeg Community Club Christmas Craft Sale
The Ardbeg Community Club Christmas Craft Sale will be held October 31 at the Parry Sound Mall. The sale will run from 9am-3pm.
3rd Annual Humphrey Halloween Howl
The 3rd Annual Humphrey Halloween Howl will be held October 31 in Seguin Township at the Humphrey Fire Hall. Multiple fun spook-tacular stations will be set up with great prizes available to be won all evening.
Kids Halloween Party
Join us from 7:30-8:30pm for a Kids Halloween Party in Dorset. We will offer games, activities and treat bags! NEW this year, Pumpkin Carving! Tell the kids to stop in to pick up a voucher for a pumpkin from Robinsons to carve at home or bring your pumpkin to the rec centre to carve before the party from 5-7pm. Tools provided but feel free to bring your own! Hope to see you there.
Our annual Snowflake Bazaar will be taking place in Port Sydney on November 1 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Join us at Knox United Church and take care of your Christmas shopping early! Enjoy the bake sale and lunch as well.
Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market
The Muskoka Lakes Christmas Market will take place in Port Carling at the community centre on November 1. Admission to this event is free! Meet your friends for a delicious lunch, enter to win the hourly door prizes, and check the boxes off your Christmas shopping list with a wide variety of fine Muskoka crafts and gifts to choose from.
Friendship Club Craft Sale
The Sprucedale Seniors Friendship Club Craft Sale will be held November 1 at the Sprucedale Community Centre. The event will run from 9am-6pm.
19th Annual Carling Firefighters Halloween Dance
The 19th Annual Carling Firefighters Halloween Dance will take place from 8pm-1am at the Carling Recreation Hall. Tickets are just $10 per person! Look forward to great music, a midnight buffet, and prizes for best costume. This is a 19+ LCBO licenced event with drinks for purchase.
Muskoka Concert Band Remembrance Concert
The Muskoka Concert Band Remembrance Concert will take place in Gravenhurst on November 2 at the Trinity United Church at 2pm. For more information please visit their website.
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean is a live theatre production being put on by The Huntsville Theatre Company on November 2 at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound. Tickets are $18 and the show starts at 3pm. For a complete event description, and to purchase tickets, please visit their website.
Reel Alternatives presents The Railway Man
Reel Alternatives presents The Railway Man at the Capitol Theatre in Huntsville on November 4 at 7pm. Tickets are available for each screening two weeks in advance at Seven Main Cafe, 7 Main St W (across from the Capitol Theatre). Advanced tickets are $7; if available day of tickets are $8. Be sure to check out our website for a complete listing of films being screened by Reel Alternatives.
Dial M for Murder
Dragonfly Theatre Company & The Gravenhurst Opera House present Dial M For Murder, written by Frederick Knott. On stage from November 6-15, with shows on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, this evening is offered as either a show only event, or a complete night out with dinner available by Riverwalk Restaurants. For ticket and complete show information, please visit their website.
International Festival of Authors 2014
Join us November 6 at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound for the International Festival of Authors 2014. Four acclaimed authors will read from their recent novels, including Michael Crummey (Sweetland), Nick Cutter (The Troop), Catherine Graham (Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects), and Helen Humphreys (Nocturne).
Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend
Gather up your favourite lady friends and join us for a three jam-packed days of revitalizing and exciting weekend fun, fashion, live music, food and shopping with your best gal pals and all of the extraordinary women in your life at the annual Girlfriends’ Getaway Weekend in Huntsville! For a complete event line-up, ticket and accommodation information, click here.
The Table Soup Kitchen Empty Bowls Fundraiser
The Table Soup Kitchen Empty Bowls Fundraiser is taking place in Huntsville November 7-9. Lindgren Pottery is making bowls and donating them to The Table who are setting up the events. They will be sold in two places, and at the scheduled events shown on the poster. The bowls will be ready to be given as gifts – with gift boxes, tissue and our usage instruction card.
Johnny Winter Remembrance Show
Due to the tremendous outpouring from Johnny Winter’s fans, a very special Johnny Winter Remembrance Show has been put together with the approval of his brother, Edgar Winter and his family.
Peter and the Wolf
Originally composed by Russia’s Sergei Prokofiev, Peter and the Wolf was created to introduce young audiences to the various instruments of the orchestra. Continuing in this tradition, our own Neil Barlow will be introducing us (families and youths) to the same concepts with the help of our extraordinarily talented musicians.
Victoria Banks CD Release Party Show
Join us for the Victoria Banks CD Release Party Show and enjoy new music from Port Carling’s own Canadian Country Music Award Female Artist and Songwriter of the Year winner. Tickets are $25 ($18 students/children) and are available at Auntie Doodie’s Antiques or online at victoriabanks.net.
Stage Door Canteen – WWII Tribute Musical
Stage Door Canteen – WWII Tribute Musical is a stage performance being put on at the Rene Caisse Theatre in Bracebridge on November 10. For one night only, this show will pay tribute to Remembrance Day and will feature Alex Dvorak, Tracy Hoehner-McEwan, Keenan Viau, & Paul Feist as Stanley Holloway. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online or through the box office.
CARP Mobile Lecture Series
The CARP Mobile Lecture Series will be stopping in Dorset on November 12. Come and enjoy an informal afternoon of laughs and snacks, meet and greet your friends and neighbours and learn something new! There will be lots of time throughout the afternoon to stop by the many booths to gather information and have a chat. Doors open at 1:00 pm.
Vancouver-based chanteuse Jill Barber picks up the torch where the golden age of music left off. Her songs are often mistaken for torch singer era classics, but aside from Chansons, all of her material is original and either written solely by Jill or collaborations with other songwriters.
Light Up the Park
Join us at the Market Square in Parry Sound as we Light Up the Park! Festivities begin at 6pm; come see Santa and warm up with a free hot chocolate, then be dazzled as we flip the switch and turn up the lights.
Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival
The Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival will be taking place at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville on November 14. This event will feature various speakers discussing hot topics on the woodlands and wildlife of this region. More information to follow.
Woodlands & Wildlife Forest Festival
As part of the Healthy Trees Program launched earlier this year, Muskoka Conservancy and Westwind Forest Stewardship are hosting a “Woodlands and Wildlife Forest Festival” and all members of the public are welcome to attend. The day-long event will bring together local professionals and individual landowners to hear about a variety of topics.
Art Battle Canada visits Bracebridge for the first time on November 14th. Join us for an exciting night of live competitive painting. 12 local artists will go head-to-head for the chance to win the title of Art Battle Champion, a $200 cash prize and a spot at the Regionals in May 2015. Last season, the National Championship was held at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto on July 26th.
Bala Santa Claus Parade
The Bala Santa Claus Parade is taking place November 15 from 1-2pm.
34th Annual MAC Christmas Show & Sale
Muskoka Arts & Crafts’ 34th Annual Christmas Show & Sale has Santa’s Ho Ho Ho stamp of approval! This event features 25 festive exhibitors selling hand made work that’s perfect for gift giving. The show is open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4 at the Bracebridge Sportsplex; there is free parking and admission is by donation. For more information, please visit their website.
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, the seminal Canadian alt-country supergroup, achieves a border-crossing landmark with acoustic-flavored new album South. “We’re very sensitive men,” notes Tom Wilson, who with longtime compatriots Stephen Fearing and Colin Linden comprises Blackie and the Rodeo Kings’ singer-songwriter-guitarist triumvirate.
Christmas Craft Show
A Christmas Craft Show is being held in Parry Sound on November 15 in the YMCA Building (former Optimist Building) from 9:00am-4:30pm. This event is being presented by the Parry Sound Arts & Crafts Association and offers free admission. Come get your holiday shopping done early and support our local artisans.
Bala Santa Claus Parade
The Bala Santa Claus Parade is taking place on November 15 along the main parade route. After the parade, head over to the Bala Community Centre to meet with Santa! Bring your ice skates and take part in the community skate from 7:00-8:30pm at the Bala arena as well.
Arts & Crafts Show
The 2nd Annual Arts and Craft Show featuring 20 local artisans will be held on November 15 at Chaffey Hall in Huntsville from 9am-4pm. Shop for wonderful handmade gifts for everyone on your holiday list. Be sure to visit the Maple Bluff Farm booth selling local maple syrup and products. For more information please contact Anne Datema at 705-789-4106.
MBHC Speaker Series – Paul Gockle
Join us at the Muskoka Boat & Heritage Centre on November 16 from 2-3pm as we welcome Paul Gockle as part of our Speaker Series. Paul grew up in the United States, but has lived in Canada for many years. He is known for being a steamship and Dippy enthusiast.
The last few years have brought upon many celebrated achievements in Royal Wood’s career. Since being named “Songwriter of the Year” by iTunes in 2008, Wood has continued to evolve and hone his musical craft – maintaining an unmistakable identity while uncovering and reinventing his sound. Tickets are $35; doors open at 6:00pm.
Come out for some fun and join us for a Hoopdance Workshop! A blend of cutting edge moves, fantastic energy, empowerment and movement meditation, this workshop will teach another tool for self discovery, creativity and mind body connection leading us on a path to bliss. Ni Shalala will teach this introductory workshop; all that is required is for you to smile and have fun.
Lego Builders Club
Join us at the Huntsville Public Library for the Lego Builders Club. Get together with other Lego fans for building challenges and theme builds. Bring your creativity, we provide the Lego! Participants must register. For more information, please visit their website or phone the library.
Gravenhurst Fine Films presents The Lunchbox on November 18. A mistaken delivery in Mumbai’s famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. To reserve tickets for this show, please follow the link provided or phone the Gravenhurst Opera House box office.
A Christmas Carol
Smile Theatre presents A Christmas Carol; on stage November 20 in Gravenhurst. For more details, please follow the link provided.
Christmas Tree Lighting
Gather up your family and friends and head to Port Sydney for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. We will be at the Port Sydney Hall from 6-8pm. For more information, please phone the chamber at 705-385-1117 or follow the link.
Canadian Guitar Quartet
The Canadian Guitar Quartet will be play in Gravenhurst as part of their 2014 concert season on November 21. Since their debut in 1999, they have drawn one standing ovation after the next, establishing a reputation as one of the finest guitar ensembles in the world. The CGQ has also performed with orchestras all over Canada and released three critically acclaimed recordings.
Carlos del Junco
Carlos del Junco will perform live at the All Saints Sutherland Hall in Huntsville on November 21 at 8pm. Carlos is one of those players whose music is so advanced that when it comes to awards, it’s either retire the category or rephrase the question to “Best Harmonica Player Not Named Carlos”.
Port Carling Santa Claus Parade
The Port Carling Santa Claus Parade will take place on November 22 from 6:30-8:30pm.
Candle Making Workshop
The McKellar Pioneer College is hosting a Candle Making Workshop on November 22 at 1pm (duration approx. 2-3 hours). This event will take place at the McKellar Community Centre; cost to participate is $25. Space in this course is limited, so be sure to sign up early! To register call or visit the McKellar Township Office, 705-389-2842.
Join us in Uptown Gravenhurst for our Black Friday event taking place November 28. More details to follow, please visit our website.
Join us on the Main Street in Huntsville for our Black Frid”eh” event taking place November 28. More details to follow, please visit their website.
Huntsville Santa Claus Parade
The Huntsville Santa Claus Parade will take place November 28 beginning at 7pm. Bundle up the family, grab your lawn chairs, and come out for some festive family fun! For more information please contact the Chamber at 705-789-4771 ext. 21.
61st Annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade
The 61st Annual Gravenhurst Santa Claus Parade will take place November 29.
Join Muskoka Chautauqua and Brandy Creek Music & Publications for a Coffee House
event at Muskoka Place Gallery from 8-10pm on November 29. Light refreshments will be served while we enjoy the live music of featured musicians.
RBC Sports Day
RBC Sports Day in Canada, presented by RBC, CBC, ParticipACTION and True Sport will be celebrated in Huntsville on November 29. This event is brought to you by the Huntsville/Lake of Bays Sport Council. For more information about RBC Sports Day all across Canada, please visit their website.
The Last Waltz Tribute
Back by popular demand, an all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform The Last Waltz Tribute at Peter’s Players in Gravenhurst on November 29. This is a return, encore performance of the show that knocked out audiences last year. Be sure to get your tickets early as two shows sold out last year well in advance.
One of a Kind Christmas Artisan Show
Christmas at the Stockey Centre will showcase the work of the most talented artisans from all around our region at the One of a Kind Christmas Artisan Show.
Letters to Santa
Join us at the Huntsville Public Library for our family friendly Letters to Santa event, December 2 from 10am-12pm. A fun filled morning of Christmas themed activities for young ones! Drop by the Library to write or draw a letter to Santa. The Library provides paper, envelopes, stamps and stickers to decorate with. Bring a Christmas decoration to put on the Library Christmas tree. Drop-in program.
Christmas Crafting at the Library
Join us in Huntsville for Christmas Crafting at the Library, December 4 from 4-5pm. Make Christmas crafts for your own Christmas tree and for the Library Christmas tree! We will be making Candy Cane Mice out of foam, pompom balls and of course, candy canes. Registration opens Friday, September 5, space is limited. This event is for kids aged 5-12.
Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party & Festival of Lights
Santa’s Moonlight Shopping Party & Festival of Lights is an event taking place in Bracebridge on December 5. Join us as we kick off the holiday season with the official lighting of Downtown and celebrate with late night shopping in our local stores, with local dancers entertaining from the window-fronts.
The Barra MacNeils Christmas Concert
One of the most beloved shows on the seasonal circuit, The Barra MacNeils Christmas Concert, always features a highly entertaining brand of traditional seasonal fare mixed with entertaining stories and new musical twists stamped with their lush harmonies and intricate instrumental stylings.
Barra MacNeils Christmas Concert
2014 marks over 27 years for the Sydney Mines, Cape Breton Island based family group, the Barra MacNeils, in an outstanding recording and touring career. As a group, the MacNeil siblings are widely regarded as one of the greatest live concert acts in the Celtic world.
Santa Claus Parade of Lights
Join us on December 7 for the Santa Claus Parade of Lights and Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at the Sundridge Centennial Public School at 4:45pm. The parade will start at
Cox’s General Store with cash prizes for best lit entries.
Muskoka Concert Band’s Christmas Concert
The Muskoka Concert Band’s Christmas Concert will be live on stage at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville on December 7. This annual event is not to be missed! Tickets are available online or through the theatre’s box office.
Christmas Tree Lighting Social
A Christmas Tree Lighting Social is taking place in Sprucedale on December 7 from 4-7pm at the Sprucedale Community Centre. Come out and hang a decoration on our Community Christmas Tree, and stay for a BBQ dinner afterwards. We will also have a fireworks display, weather permitting (donations welcome).
The Burning Season
In “The Burning Season”, young Austrailian entrepreneur Dorjee Sun is a man on a mission – he wants to establish a cutting-edge carbon trading scheme which effectively re-values forests. He has to convince govenors, NGOs, activists, and financers that his plan is feasible and viable. See this documentary film shown at The Museum on Tower Hill in Parry Sound.
Just in time for Christmas, it’s the musical treat of the season: a concert by the one and only Holly Cole. Holly brings her unique take on Christmas songs and her own catalogue of hits to the Stockey Centre for a one-of-a-kind performance that only she can create.
Muskoka Chautauqua Homegrown Christmas Jam
The Muskoka Chautauqua Homegrown Christmas Jam will take place December 12 at the The Rosseau, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa, in Minett. From 7-9pm, join us for live and interactive seasonal music put on by talented members of the community. For more information, please visit their website.
The Cellar Singers
The Cellar Singers will perform Handel’s Messiah with soloists and full orchestra on December 12 at St. Joseph’s Church in Bracebridge at 7:30pm. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please follow the link provided.
Restoule Santa Claus Parade
The Restoule Santa Claus Parade will take place December 14.
Children’s Christmas Concert
A Children’s Christmas Concert will be taking place at the community centre in Restoule on December 14 at 2pm.
Join us at the Humphrey Arena on December 14 from 2-4pm for a Santa Skate! For more information, please visit the township website.
Artist Within Exhibit
This art exhibit celebrates the artist within! Come and see works of art from students of the Town of Huntsville’s Pen & Ink and Watercolour Classes on display. Come and view the artwork, meet the artists and the instructor, Diane Finlayson, at the Active Living Centre in Huntsville from 9am-4pm during the show dates. No fee to enter.
The Grand Seduction
Gravenhurst Fine Films presents The Grand Seduction at the Gravenhurst Opera House on December 16 at 7pm. Starring Brendan Gleeson and Taylor Kitsch, The Grand Seduction tells the story of a small community called Ticklehead. In order to survive, this dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor (Kitsch) to take up residence by any means necessary.
A Portage Flyer Christmas
A Portage Flyer Christmas is an opportunity to take an evening train ride to Santa at Muskoka Heritage Place in Huntsville. Enjoy a hot chocolate and some carols as you take a ride down the line to visit the man in red! The Portage Flyer will be lit up with thousands of lights and begs to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.
New Year’s Eve Dance
Restoule will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance at the Lions Community Centre on December 31.
The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar
Languidly?paced, percussion?heavy acoustic reggae. A fragrant spiritual groundation. This musical statement runs the gamut from classics like “Turn The Lights On” to brand new pieces “Calling All the Youth” and “Police Bway A Vampire”. It is the heartbeat, it is The Acoustical Sounds of Big Sugar. See them live on stage at the Stockey Centre in Parry Sound on January 21 at 8pm.
A Coffee House event is being put on by Muskoka Chautauqua, Brandy Creek Music & Productions, and Muskoka Place Gallery in Port Carling on January 31. This event offers free admission, and will feature live music, refreshments, and featured musicians at each event.
South Shore Restoule Snow Run
Join us for the South Shore Restoule Snow Run and Roast Beef Dinner on January 31. This is an all day event starting at 8:00am at the Restoule Community Centre, 20 Lakeview Road, Restoule. The event also features a silent auction and entertainment by Kats & Jammers. For more information, please visit our website.
A Coffee House event is being put on by Muskoka Chautauqua, Brandy Creek Music & Productions, and Muskoka Place Gallery in Port Carling on February 28. This event offers free admission, and will feature live music, refreshments, and featured musicians at each event.
A Coffee House event is being put on by Muskoka Chautauqua, Brandy Creek Music & Productions, and Muskoka Place Gallery in Port Carling on March 29. This event offers free admission, and will feature live music, refreshments, and featured musicians at each event.