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April 2017
Seedy Saturday Owen Sound
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
824 1st Ave West Owen Sound N4K4K4

10am – 1pm
Free Admission.  Join us for our inaugural Seedy Saturday!  We are thrilled to welcome guest speaker Kim Delaney of Hawthorn Farm Organic Seeds at 11am.  Local gardening groups and vendors will be here to answer your questions.   There will be seeds to swap and buy, door prizes, pumpkin planting for the kids plus much more!

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Beaver Valley Community Center Thornbury N0H2P0

Scottish immigrants helped settle Grey County and we remember their efforts when we celebrate our Scottish heritage each year.    Our band has helped keep this tradition alive by playing music in local parades and events over the past 57 years.

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Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 6:30pm
187 Marsh Street Clarksburg N0H 1J0

Trivia Night at The Marsh Street Centre!
Doors open ayt 6:30pm, event starts at 7pm.
Prizes, 50/50 draw, Pizza/Snacks, Cash Bar.
Teams of 6. $15 per person.

Please call to register.  519-599-3345

Canada 150
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
1550 8th St E Owen Sound N4K 0A2

Come and celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary with the Symphony as we perform an entire concert of works by prominent Canadian composers. This concert will include Canadian Composer Elizabeth Raum's Concerto for Violin, performed by her own daughter, the well-known and accomplished Canadian violinist Erika Raum.

Rob Lutes
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 8:00pm
12 Nelson St. E Meaford N4L 1N6

The Opera House is closed to reno the balcony. So we’re taking music into The Galleries…intimate venue, limited seating and right next to the bar!
 $30 buy tix for 4+ shows and pay just $25 each
‟If anybody embodies the beauty and honesty of roots music, its Rob Lutes.”- Maverick (UK)

Heritage Minutes Matinee Poster
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Craigleith Community Centre The Blue Mountains L9Y 0N1

An exciting afternoon screening of Historica Canada's suite of Heritage Minutes at the Craigleith Community Centre. Audience members will also be able to play "Got A Minute? Pin A Minute!" where they can share who they'd like to see appear in a Town of the Blue Mountains Heritage Minute!

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 2:00pm to Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
The Arts Centre Collingwood L9Y 2M1

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS  ...BMFA’S 37th Annual Juried Art Show will open April 12th and run to May 28th.
***Intake: April 7th from 2 to 7 and April 8th from 11 to 4
Jurying: April 9th
Opening: April 12th
Awards Reception: Sunday, April 23rd

All are welcome to attend the reception and awards ceremony, beginning at 1 pm

Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
451 10th Avenue Hanover N4N 2P1

Hanover Public Library presents: An Evening with Frankie Flowers! On Friday evening, April 7, Frank Ferragine, aka Frankie Flowers, will be giving a talk in the Civic Theatre. The topic will be “Garden Fun, Folklore and Facts - why gardeners will do anything for garden glory”. It’s sure to be a fun evening with lots of laughs and great gardening advice with Frankie. His talk in the theatre last April sold out, so get your tickets ASAP.

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Kemble Kemble N0H 1S0

Join us for an unforgettable day out for the whole family! 
Visit any or all of the numerous maple syrup producers on the tour, from tiny backyard producers, to huge commercial ones. 
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride into a sugar bush, come face to face with adorable farm animals, and enjoy the hearty, delicious maple themed meal to complete the sweet day!  

holstein maplefest
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 3:00pm
392098 Grey Road 109 Holstein N0G 2A0

For 23 years we’ve been welcoming people down to the 40 acre working sugar bush on tractor pulled hay wagons!

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Grey Roots Museum & Archives Owen Sound N4K 5N6

The Emancipation Festival presents the Grey County Black History Event at Grey Roots Museum & Archives.  Speakers have been selected to share highlights of Black History in Grey County.  Everyone is welcome to attend this day of shared learning and historical enquiry.  Admission to the event is $25, and includes lunch and other refreshments.

The Grey Highlands Poet Laureate, Sharon Sinclair, has invited poets and musicians to help her celebrate the spoken word.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Flesherton Public Library Flesherton N0C 1E0

Poet Laureate Celebration Program

Opening Remarks, Welcome
Wilda Allen, CEO and Chief Librarian
for Grey Highlands

Introduction of Sharon Sinclair
Grey Highlands Poet Laureate

Welcoming of John Dickson
Clarinet Selections

Welcoming of Co-Host, Daniel Kolos
and Village of Durham Poetry Salon

Poetry Readings

Open Mic Performance
April Barker and Lindon Stone

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Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 7:00pm to 10:30pm
Harmony Centre Owen Sound Owen Sound N4K 4H9

Join Georgian Bay Concert Choir as they celebrate Canada's 150th birthday! This glorious evening will feature works by Canadian composers and performers - from our national anthem to traditional folk songs, from Canadian classical composers to Leonard Cohen, this concert will have something for everyone!

the Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer Blues.  Tickets: $25
“With a name like The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer, you might be forgiven for thinking that the Vancouver-based duo is some sort of concept group based on a hypothetical love story between Captain Ahab and Lizzie Borden.”  - Yukon News

Thursday Flicks HACKSAW RIDGE movie
Thursday, April 13, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
12 Nelson St. E. Meaford N4L 1N6

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home.

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Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 10:00am
18 Bruce Street Thornbury N0H 2P0

Festivities begin at 10:00am, cocktail party begins at 5:30pm.  We will be officially celebrating our new location, new direction and future!  We would be honoured if you would join us!

coffin ridge
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
599448 2nd Concession North Annan N0H 1B0

In the "spirit" of the holiday we are releasing our 2016 Resurrection Rosé, try a sample and feel born anew.
During this family friendly event take part in an Easter egg hunt in the vineyard, with prizes for kids and their parents too. Live music running from 2-4!

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
South Grey Museum Flesherton N0C 1E0

Jean Hutchinson, author of Country Midwife: The Story of Elizabeth Harvey Ward, will share the story of Elizabeth Nuhn who delivered over 1,000 babies born in South Grey County between 1924 and 1954. Born in 1884, Elizabeth Harvey was part of a big farm family. In 1903, she married Hazard Ward and they had four daughters. He died while one was still at home. She sold the farm, moved to town and assisted Dr. Milne in his work.

Snow People Poster Image
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 6:30pm
Craigleith Community Centre The Blue Mountains L9Y 0N1

The Craigleith Heritage Depot is pleased to present 2 screenings of the new documentary "Snow People" (2016), created by local company Mountain Goat Film for Canadian Film Day. At either screening - 1:30pm or 6:30pm - you can see the film and then take part in a Q & A with its creators. Seating is limited, so pick up a ticket at either branch of the Blue Mountains Public Library or call 519-599-3131 ext.

An Act of Injustice by Ray Argyle
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
824 1st Avenue West Owen Sound N4K 4K4

Grey County’s most famous murder trial is at the centre of a novel to be launched on April 19 at 7:00 pm in the Library Auditorium.

Thursday Flicks MANCHESTER BY THE SEA movie
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

After the death of his older brother Joe (Kyle Chandler), Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is shocked to learn that Joe has made him sole guardian of his nephew Patrick (Lucas Hedges). Taking leave of his job, Lee reluctantly returns to Manchester-by-the-Sea to care for Patrick, a spirited 16-year-old, and is forced to deal with a past that separated him from his wife Randi (Michelle Williams) and the community where he was born and raised.

Snow People: 75 Years, 75 People, 75 Stories
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The L.E. Shore Memorial Library Thornbury N0H 2P0

Join us in our celebration of Canada 150 with a screening of a new, local documentary "Snow People" created by Mountain Goat Film.
"Snow People" explores the stories, people, and the history of sports culture in the Blue Mountains. See the film and take part in a Q&A session with the creators afterwards.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 10:00am to Sunday, April 23, 2017 - 4:00pm
Harry Lumley Bayshore Community Centre Owen Sound N4K 3M6

"Better than a big city show!" - a comment by one of our thousands of happy visitors.

18th Annual Vintners' Dinner & Wine Auction
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 6:30pm to 10:30pm
1800 2nd Ave E Owen Sound N4K 5R1

Your evening includes a multi-course dinner paired with unique wines from our two featured Ontario vintners: Back 10 Cellars & Westcott Vineyard. They will discuss the significance of the selected wines, and share stories about wine and wine making. Experience one of the most unique selections of Silent Auction items in the area and the “not-to-be-missed” Live Auction of outstanding wines donated by local collectors and Canadian wineries.

My Sweet Patootie with Alicia Toner: Sat Apr 22, 2017
Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm to 10:30pm
136215 Grey Road 40 Desboro N0H1K0

My Sweet Patootie is contemporary roots and ragtime at its best; bringing tight harmonies, monstrous guitar, sizzling fiddle and percussion together in one perfect package. Founded in 2007 by Canadian Folk Music Award winners Sandra Swannell and Terry Young, My Sweet Patootie has a growing international reputation.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 7:30pm
108 Jozo Weider Blvd Blue Mountains L9Y 0V2

Film screening of Bikes vs. Cars in the Weider Room, Blue Mountain Inn. Tickets available at the Environment Network, 10138 Hwy 26, and at Red Devil Sports in the Blue Mountain Village.  Tickets are $10, cash only, all proceeds donated to the Environment Network.  Doors open at 7pm.
Door prizes, free popcorn and cash bar.

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:00pm
187 Marsh Clarksburg N0H 1J0

Doors Open 8PM 
Tickets $30



Ascribe Writers - All About Publishing
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
824 1st Ave West Owen Sound N4K 4K4

All About Publishing!
Join us Tuesday, April 25th @ 7:00pm for an evening with members of The Ascribe Writers.
Learn more about the process of getting your work published including self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, editing, format choices, tips for new writers + much more!          
Admission is free.  Presentation to be followed by Book Signing.

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford n4l 1n6


Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm

 April 26, May 31

Just $35 per session includes all materials, instruction, & a glass of wine or local microbrew!

Arctic explorer speaks at museum
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
40 Sydenham St. Flesherton N0C1E0

Speaker series kicks off with arctic explorer

Community Waterfront Heritage Centre AGM
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Owen Sound Legion Owen Sound N4K 5P3

"The Misfortunes of the SS City of Owen Sound" ​ is the Keynote Address by marine historian, Scott L. Cameron at CWHC's Annual General Meeting. Event is free and open to the public. The Community Waterfront Heritage Centre celebrates Owen Sound's marine, rail, and industrial history.

Jazzman Film Screening Poster
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Craigleith Community Centre The Blue Mountains L9Y 0N1

Enjoy a fun afternoon screening of the excellent film "The Jazzman" (2009) about famous jazz musician Mo Koffman. Produced by local filmmaker Tom Strnad and directed by Mo Koffman's own grandson! Free event but ticket required; pick up at either Blue Mountains Public Library branch: The Craigleith Heritage Depot or the L. E. Shore Memorial Library.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
The L.E. Shore Memorial Library Thornbury N0H 2P0

A spiritual evening at the library.  To be fulfilled is our destiny. It is our heritage. It’s the course of our life that is more than a potential. It is a given. You may, however, not see the completion of this fulfillment in your life due to challenges, obstacles and problems. So how do we overcome these? Eva Smith is a spiritual teacher and guide. She has taught courses in esoteric psychology, astrology and cosmology.

Classic Albums Live: Elton John Greatest Hits
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

Classic Albums Live: Elton John Greatest Hits Thur April 27, 8pm   $45 Classic Albums Live (CAL) and its roster of A-list musicians from across the country perform rock favourites exactly as you remember hearing them: brought to you live, note for note, cut for cut in real time. Classic Albums Live features some of the most important and inspiring albums ever made.

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 9:00pm
Various Locations Thornbury & Clarksburg N0H 1J0

Three days of music and dancing featuring Jazz, Swing, Blues and Rock ‘n Roll.
Proceeds from this event go toward The Blue Mountains Arts & Culture Group to support music and promote special events in The Blue Mountains

Tickets can be ordered online, picked up at Riverside Graphics,
158 Clark St, Clarksburg or call 519-599-3345.
(Table reservations available by calling ahead)

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Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am
151 Collingwood Street Meaford N4L 1M3


Come to the Meaford Re-Use & ECO-Fair ─ Kid-Friendly!

chi-cheemaun sunset cruise
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 4:00pm to 10:30pm
Owen Sound Tourism Office Owen Sound N4K 4K8

Tickets are $75 and available at the following outlets:  Owen Sound Tourism Office, Dr. Cobbler's Shoes and Swirls, McDonald's Flower Cart and Owen Sound City Hall.   Boarding begins at 4 pm and we sail at 6 pm.   All proceeds go to community projects.

Crystal Journey with David Hickey
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
900 1st. Ave W Owen Sound N4K 4K4

Get Ready for a calming, meditational experience! Crystal Journey and David Hickey performs with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, 10-15 of them. Each produces a pure note or tone, the purest there is. They are accompanied by a Vibraphone, Santoor and 8-18 Paiste Planet, Symphonic and Sound Creation Gongs.

Coldjack & Eddie Bullen new generation project | double bill
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
12 Nelson Street East Meaford N4L 1N6

Coldjack features incredible originals and unique covers that have the perfect blend of RnB/funk/pop. Their songs are spiced with amazing grooves, and peppered with emotional, yet powerful vocals. Coldjack is making waves in the music scene and being played on radio stations around the world with No 1 chart success.

Come Meet Peppa Pig and George™ Picture Illustration
Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
963 Bruce Road 4 Hanover N0G 2V0

Come Meet Peppa Pig and George™

Hanover Lions heard that KIDS love Peppa Pig! So we invited Peppa and her little brother George to join children in and around Bruce County for some hugs and smiles. This is not a show... it's an interactive, hands-on opportuntiy for your child to meet Peppa Pig and George, work on a small project at the craft table and enjoy a healthy snack. Don't forget to pick up your loot bag before you leave!

Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 2:30pm to 4:00pm
7 Boucher St E Meaford N4L 1P4

The Goldenaires are presenting their Spring Concert "Coming Home" with salute to Canada's 150th on April 30th at Meaford United Church (corner of Sykes and Boucher St) at 2:30 pm. Choir director, Catherine Robertson. Special guests include GBCS Elementary String Ensemble, Step dancer and Fiddler, Flautist, Drummer and Bagpiper. Admission is by a goodwill offering with proceeds supporting our local community children’s musical programs.

On-going Event
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 11:00am to Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
The Arts Centre Collingwood L9Y 2M1

“Les Belles Fleurs” Celebrating the Flowers of Canada
BMFA Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario Street, Collingwood
March 1st to April 6th, Weds to Sat 11-5, Sun 12-3
This is a juried show celebrating Spring’s arrival which brings the glory and beauty of the Flowers of Canada.  Please join us at the reception, March 3rd, 4:30 to 6 pm! 


Spring Trail Pass Special at Scenic Caves Nature Adventures
On-going Event
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
260 Scenic Caves Rd Collingwood/The Blue Mountains L9Y 0P2

Spring outdoors! Trail pass discount for all ages until April 30, 2017. Hike the nature trail to Southern Ontario’s longest Suspension Bridge for panoramic views of Georgian Bay. Hunt for clues at key locations on the Scavenger Hunt.  Admire the artistry of the life-sized wooden sculptures. Swing, slide and climb at the Children’s Adventure Playground. Open daily (including Easter weekend) from 9am-5pm (last admission 3:30pm).

Eco Tour Special 2017 - Save $30
On-going Event
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 9:00am to Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 5:00pm
260 Scenic Caves Rd Collingwood/The Blue Mountains L9Y 0P2

Save $30-OFF an Eco Adventure for tours scheduled between May 6 – October 29, 2017 (excludes all Saturdays and holiday weekends) reserved during April. Experience treetop canopy walking and ziplining on 3-hour guided tours.  Height/weight/age restrictions.  Limit of 5.

On-going Event
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 4:30pm to Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 4:30pm
156 Jozo Weider Blvd. Blue Mountains L9Y 3Z2

It’s a dinning & shopping tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Find $25 dining, shopping & Spa offers at dozens of locations throughout the VillageIt’s a dinning & shopping tour de force Sunday through Thursday! Find $25 dining, shopping & Spa offers at dozens of locations throughout the Village

On-going Event
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 11:00am to Sunday, May 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
The Arts Centre Collingwood L9Y 2M1

The Arts Centre, 163 Hurontario Street, Collingwood

One of the signature events sponsored by BMFA. Our mission is to promote, showcase and award exceptional artists and artisans  and we award significant amounts in prize money each year. This year we have more than 200 submissions! Our jurors are different every year and come from outside our immediate area. This year we welcome Sue Miller, Ron DeBoer and Juliet Jancso.