Introducing Grey County's Outdoor Activity Map - Your guide to safely enjoying Grey County's great outdoors!
Elegance Defined: The Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance showcases amazingly rare and historic automobiles
Elegance Defined: The Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance showcases amazingly rare and historic automobiles
The Holstein Non-Motorized Santa Claus Parade is a small town holiday tradition.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, there's always something happening at Blue
Looking for a family-friendly event? Grey County has plenty of four-season family fun to choose from.
HANOVER, ON – October 1st is National Seniors Day! To celebrate, The Town of Hanover’s Age-Friendly Committee is hosting a free information sharing event featuring agencies and organizations who provide volunteer opportunities or valuable services for older adults living in our region.
Join us as we dive into The Roxy Theatre’s historic past! Step back in time with the last film screened at The Roxy, Coal Miner’s Daughter. Starring a young Sissy Spacek and Tommy Lee Jones, this Oscar-winning film follows the fascinating life of country music legend, Loretta Lynn. Come dressed 1980s-style if you dare.
Our guild members are excited to open our art studios October 4, 5, 6 located from Walkerton to Holland Center. Nine studios will be hosting other guild members with our newest artwork.
Follow our yellow & black signs "Art Show this weekend" to our home studios. Pick up our 2019 brochure with a map inside or our website: https://saugeenartists.ca/
Meet some of the best artists in Grey, Bruce and Simcoe Counties at their studios and galleries during the Open Studio Weekend. They live and work amid some of the most scenic vistas Ontario has to offer. Recharge between stops at excellent restaurants, cafés and coffee shops listed in The Food Map. Pick your favourite artists and go! They are open from 10-5 each day.
Every fall the artists of the Autumn Leaves Studio Tour invite the public into their homes and studios. In 2019 from Friday October 4 to Sunday October 6th, explore the diversity of our seasoned artists and the artworks of a number of first time studios. The range of mediums include; glass, watercolours, pottery and ceramics, acrylics and oils, fiber art, wood, and metal.
Scarecrows' Book Invasion is the theme of the 2019 Meaford Scarecrow Invasion and Family Festival. This year’s parade is Friday, October 4th, starting at 6 p.m. on Sykes Street followed by a family festival at the Rotary Harbour Pavilion …free activities for the whole family, apple pie contest awards and auction, entertainment, and more. Scarecrows start to invade Meaford in mid September and stay until mid October.
On Friday October 4 from 7-8:30 pm join the staff and advisory committee of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery as we celebrate the opening of our new fall exhibitions 'Footprints in Time: Painting Around Georgian Bay' guest curated by Katharine Lochnan and Louise Moore and 'Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe' guest curated by Carla Garnet. The reception begins at 7 pm with opening remarks taking place at 7:15 pm.
Bootleg Creedence takes its audience on a rockin’ ride down the bayou. Their authentic sound leaves no stone unturned, keeping true to the music of Creedence Clearwater Revival and John Fogerty. “Bootleg Creedence! They rocked a full house at the Hanover Civic Centre. The crowd gave them 2 standing ovations and could have stayed all night.” – Dreamrock Productions
Join us on October 5 at 1pm for an Artist Panel Discussion surrounding our latest exhibition 'Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe'. This Panel Discussion features Bonnie Devine in conversation with artist Patrick DeCoste.
This event is free, all are welcome.
Lunch At Allen’s is a musical powerhouse comprising four remarkable Canadian talents: Murray McLauchlan, Cindy Church, Marc Jordan and Ian Thomas. These three artists have come together adding the incredible voice of Cindy Church (Quartette, Great Western Orchestra) to form Lunch At Allen’s. Presented by Shantero Productions
The Second City’s Touring Company brings their unforgettable classic and original sketch comedy to Owen Sound! The Best of the Second City features an ever-changing selection of the funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the hilarious unscripted improvisation for which Second City is famous.
Back by popular demand: the powerful vocals of Chris Scerri, the electrifying violin of Victoria Yeh and the masterful guitar and vocal stylings of Jon Zaslow. Together, these exceptional artists re-invent the songs of musicians that influenced generations, from the Beatles to Bruce Cockburn.
Blue Mountain plays host to the scenic 5km family run at the base of the Niagara Escarpment in support of Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Who will you run for?
The CIBC Run for the Cure is a 5k or 1k walk or run that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. It is the largest single-day, volunteer-led event in Canada in support of the breast cancer cause!
Public & visitors invited to take in Wardell Memorial Trail Walk Members of the Owen Sound based Outdoors Adventures club will be hosting an autumn walk for visitors and area resident on the Doug Wardell Memorial Walking Trail on Sunday, October 6th, 2019, starting at 1:00 p.m.
Join us in celebrating our 25th Anniversary. 2-4 pm Sunday, October 6. Refreshments, guest speakers and always, great local art and craft.
Please join us in celebrating the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op's 25th year in business! There will be guest speakers, refreshments and members, past and present.
Rocketman Oct 10 4pm
Rocketman is a 2019 biographical musical drama film based on the life of musician Elton John. Directed by Dexter Fletcher and written by Lee Hall, it stars Taron Egerton as John, with Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, and Bryce Dallas Howard. The film follows John's early days as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to his musical partnership with Bernie Taupin. 120 min
Presented by The Roxy and Country 93. The Ballagh family has been described as a captivating catharsis of fiddle, feet and voice, and has taken their lively and energetic shows all across Canada, The United States and Europe. Performers of traditional Celtic music with an East Coast flavour, The Ballaghs are a dynamic group bound together by their palpable joy for playing and electric family dynamics.
Photography 101 with the Owen Sound Camera Club
The Owen Sound Camera Club, in partnership with the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library, is having an evening where you can come and ask questions about your camera features.
The evening is centered on the beginner to teach you how to use your camera features as well as photography basics, such as composition and the exposure triangle.
PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd are bringing their In the Flesh Tour across North America this year. Hits from Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, and The Wall as well as material that has rarely—if ever—been played live by Pink Floyd will be performed. canadapinkfloyd.com Presented by Ghostfinger Productions
Rooted in apple orchard country, Thornbury Taste offers a 10-day culinary and art experience at 9 locations in and around Thornbury, all celebrating our area's beloved apple heritage. Taking place October 17-27, 2019, and April 14-24, 2020, experience this mini trail through scrumptious tastes, unique art, and one-of-a-kind events for flavour, discovery, and celebration.
Heartwood Hall Presents: Woodstock 50 Years Later
Thursday, October 17th! Doors open at 7:30, show at 8:00. Advance tickets $20, at the door $25. 19+ event.
It's 1956 and Hilda and Sam Fluck, newly on their own since their two children finally left the nest, look forward to a new TV and peace. What could possibly go wrong?
Canadian Norm Foster's heart-warming and relatable comedy shows that ultimately it's family one must celebrate and how its members can come together.
An Evening with Steve Poltz Fri Oct 18 8pm $35/40
Desboro Music Hall 2019 Concert Series
Doors open at 7pm, Music starts at 7:30pm
Ralph Vaughan Williams is one of the most important composers of the 20th century. We will be performing his “London Symphony” that incorporates English folk music and the sounds of London. Austrian composer Joseph Haydn lived, composed and performed in London during the late 1700s. It is considered his most productive period. Join us as we celebrate London.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi performs solo, but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. Her lyrical fingerpicking guitar work captures audiences with its grace and intimacy. Special guest Jaret Koop. Visit massiehall.com for tickets.
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Shawna Caspi performs solo, but there’s a whole band under her fingertips. Her lyrical fingerpicking guitar work captures audiences with its grace and intimacy. Her song Not So Silent recently won the Silver Award in the Folk/Acoustic category of the Mid-Atlantic Song Contest and she was also presented with the prestigious Director's Award, recognizing her collective body of work as a songwriter.
Join us for a free screening of the locally made film: Resilience; Transforming Our Community. A different kind of climate change film; one that inspires hope and community action.
This is a chance to see how climate change will affect Grey County and beyond. There will be a discussion afterwards for you to offer suggestions and express particular concerns that affect you.
Live2Lead is a half-day, leader development experience designed to equip attendees with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. They’ll learn from world-class leadership experts, be prepared to implement a new action plan, and start leading when they get back to the office with renewed passion and commitment!
Celebrate Ontario Public Library Week at L.E. Shore Library: Reader's Advisory Workshop with Sheila Balls
Learn about a different kind of Book Club. Share book and author suggestions. Find like-minded readers and have friendly discussions about all kinds of books!
In celebration of Ontario Public Library Week, The L.E. Shore Library presents an evening of photography, storytelling, and live original songs, with David Newland.
If you enjoy bird watching and photography, then please join us for a Bird Watching presentation with David. T. Chapman. Birds of Ontario Part 2 will take place on Friday October 25 at 1pm at L.E. Shore. Learn about our small backyard flying visitors that we all know and love. See his excellent bird photography and videos of these fascinating and colourful characters. Everyone is welcome to this free event.
Autism Ontario and Owen Sound Fitness & Training are teaming up again to create an inclusive fitness class for children on the autism spectrum. This class will be filled with fun and creative full body movements such as bear walks, crab walks, frog jumps and more. Your trainer Kat designed the class to have some structure with a warm up, and then various exercises to keep everyone engaged.
The Night of Too Many Pumpkins is a three-night event showcasing over 300 pumpkins from the local area allowing you to drive through this wonderous sight. Located at the Cedarville Community Centre, this fundraiser focuses on showcasing young children, youth and local businesses ability to wow and surprise us with their talents.
Put on your costumes and join us for a family-friendly Boo Bash! From 10 am until 2 pm, little ones can make a spider headband craft, decorate a Halloween cookie, build a spooky Lego monster, and solve a scavenger hunt!
On Saturday, October 26, explore funeral traditions and rituals throughout history on this unique guided tour through Moreston Heritage Village. Participate in a toast (and a prank) during a lively 1850s Irish Wake. Formally prepare for the serious business of death with a Victorian family in the 1880s. Learn about the evolution of mourning through the Great War and the 20th century.
Halloween at The Marsh Street Centre
Saturday October 26 2019! A Chris Scerri Presents production.
A night of masquerades and music at the historically haunted Marsh Street Centre in Clarksburg! The halls will be adorned with the most ghoulish and frightful decor. Hair raising drinks and spine chilling eats served by the eeriest of creatures. Get in a trance and let the music put you under its spell!
The Library’s biggest fundraising event is coming up again! Come to check out thousands of quality used books, DVDs, CDs and audiobooks from October 28 to November 4.
Regular Sale: Monday, October 28 to Thursday, October 31, 9:30 am - 9:00 pm, Friday, November 1, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
1/2 Price Days: Saturday, November 2, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday November 3, 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Bestselling Canadian author and military historian Ted Barris will be in the Civic Theatre, speaking about his new book. “Rush to Danger: Medics in the Line of Fire”. Two of his previous books, “The Great Escape: A Canadian Story”, and “The Dam Busters: Canadian Airmen and the Secret Raid against Nazi Germany”, were both Canadian bestsellers, examining the role of Canadians in two seminal events of World War II.
This 11th edition of the annual “Meaford Dragons” features host internationally known comedian, actor and writer, Andrew Chapman, and with a new catered intermission included with your admission the business of starting a business has never been more deliciously entertaining.
Starts at 7:30pm Tickets $30/ 20 students with valid ID
A community based farmers' market featuring local farm products along with a selection of quality artisanal works.
Call to artists for two shows at Loft Gallery Inc. this fall. The gallery is a member of the Apple Pie Trail and Thornbury Taste and we will be featuring a special show this fall called "This Is Apple Country". This show will display art depicting the local apple country we live in. Email submissions are accepted now until September 20th with a $25 fee (good for up to three submissions).
Sue Allison will be showing her work in the Legacy Gallery of the Owen Sound Artists' Co-op. Grand Opening Sunday, October 6th, 3pm.
Footprints in Time: Painting Around Georgian Bay
On View: September 25, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Guest Curated for the Tom Thomson Art Gallery by Katharine Lochnan, Senior Curator Emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Artist Louise Moore.
Patrick DeCoste: 13 Moons and a Canoe
On View: October 4, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Organized by John B. Aird Gallery, Guest Curated by Carla Garnet
Essay contribution from Bonnie Devine
Come and visit Loft Gallery Inc. from Oct. 11- 27th to see our themed "This Is Apple Country" Art Show. Join us for Opening Night on October 17th @ 6PM. Free for all and open to the public. Please come and help us choose the "People's Choice" Award! Entry to the show is open to all artists.
From October 15 to November 29, 2019, enjoy Fallicious in the Blue Mountain Village! It’s a dining tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Enjoy dining specials from $15 for lunch and $30 for dinner at participating restaurants!