July events 2019

HARVEST – COMEDY BY KEN CAMERON June 26 – July 19. Hilarity that hits close to home: A retired couple decides to trade in their country life for a condo in the city. When they discover that the “nice young man” leasing their home has been raising a different crop altogether, they are thrown into […]

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A summer of theatre

Muskoka was the place where Canadian summer theatre was first started, and 85 years later it’s still going strong. There are shows of all kinds, from professionals to talented amateurs, being presented in venues that include an amphitheatre in a park, intimate community centres, and century-old theatres. It’s hard to believe, but prior to 1934, […]

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May events 2019

MUSKOKA 24 CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL Saturday, May 18. This festival will showcase some of the best craft beer that our region and province has to offer. Located in Downtown Huntsville’s River Mill Park, patrons will enjoy a view of the beautiful Muskoka River as they take in a day of sampling some exceptional craft beer […]

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Drink your way across Muskoka

It’s hard to imagine, but there was a time when you couldn’t legally buy a drink in this province. In fact, for ten years – 1916 to 1926 – it was illegal to buy or sell alcohol here. Oddly enough, for most of those years you could still manufacture alcohol, as long as it was […]

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April Events 2019

A CANADIAN MOSAIC To April 20.  A retrospective of paintings by Laura Carter and photographs by the late Ulrich Kretschmar at the Chapel Gallery in Bracebridge. www.muskokaartsandcrafts.com MATT WEIDINGER PRESENTS THE MUSIC OF VAN MORRISON April 20.  Born decades after Van Morrison was creating some of his most enduring music, singer-songwriter, Matt Weidinger, has a […]

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Rabbits and hares abounding

When snowshoeing through the woods this winter, there’s a good chance you’ll come across tracks of cottontail rabbits or snowshoe hares. Their numbers seem to be high this season, as part of a natural population cycle. Most animals go through some sort of population cycle. Because hares and rabbits breed like – well, like rabbits […]

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February events 2019

GRAVENHURST WINTER CARNIVAL Feb 14 to 18. This longstanding Gravenhurst tradition celebrates all the community has to offer, and features super-fun events including Puddle Jumps, Kids Events, Skokie’s Pizza and Birthday Parties, Polar Bear Dip, Donut Eating on a String, Demolition Derby, Live Entertainment and so much more. Be sure to visit the Heat Up […]

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Biking meets snowmobiling

The hottest ride on the snow this winter may be the snowbike. Fast, light and very cool looking, they are the ultimate cottage toy for anyone looking for an alternative to a traditional snowmobile. The idea of having a motorcycle that runs on snow has been tinkered with since at least the 1930s, but it’s […]

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December events 2018

CAROLLING AND A CHRISTMAS CAROL Friday, December 21 at the Gravenhurst Opera House.. Songs of the season sing-a-long at 6:30pm. Then nestle in for a professional reading performance of Charles Dickens’ classic ‘A Christmas Carol’ adapted by William Colgate. STARRING Richard Binsley, Robin Clipsham, Joan Bendon, Alyssa LaPlume, Steven Jacklin and Michele Ineson. Seating is […]

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Screaming heads

It’s hands-down the region’s most unusual art exhibit: hundreds of acres of farmland, dotted with giant cement statues, looking like they’ve risen from the earth. Screaming Heads – The Midlothian Castle and Gallery is on a farm north of Huntsville belonging to Peter Camani, an artist and teacher (a painter of international reputation, he also […]

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