Kawartha Lakes Cultural Centre Committee Chair
KAWARTHA LAKES: Congratulations to Mayor Andy Letham and Councillors Yeo, Seymour-Fagan, Elmslie, Veale, Dunn, Ashmore, O’Reilly and Richardson on their successful election to Council.
Kawartha Lakes Arts Council and the Kawartha Lakes Heritage Network look forward to working with Council to further strengthen cultural tourism and economic development in the Municipality.
Interested in electing candidates who support our cultural sector and who believe that long-term investment in the culture of the Kawartha Lakes is vital to our economic and social growth, Kawartha Lakes Arts Council advocated for solutions to the three significant current issues facing the sector; Sector Sustainability, Operational Leadership and Building Towards The Future.
artsVote 2018 emailed all the candidates seeking office in the October election to respond to a series of questions with their answers and how to address these issues. We are pleased to report that all members of the newly elected Council took the time to consider the background material on the artsVote website and responded to our questions.
Responses from all candidates are posted at www.kawarthalakesartscouncil.com/artsvote
Kawartha Lakes Arts Council will continue to advocate for strengthening the arts, culture and heritage sector with the new Council in 2019, and will be commenting on the upcoming Municipal draft budget.
In just over a week, Bakersville, the Animated Gingerbread Village will be on display at the Scugog Memorial Public Library! But, there is still time to bring in your creation.
Putting together a gingerbread house is a great family event on a cold, wintery weekend. It is free to enter, there is no particular theme this year and it is not a judged event. The only stipulation is the creation must compose of gingerbread and have no battery accessories needed.
We will be accepting entries from Monday, November 26th to Thursday, November 29th, at Scugog Memorial Public Library. Hours are 10 a.m. To 6 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday. Hours on Tuesday and Thursday are 10 a.m. To 9 p.m.
If you need a recipe, the library has them. Kits are welcome, but we LOVE creativity! For more information, please visit the library website at www.scugoglibrary.ca, our Facebook site at Bakersville Animated Gingerbread Village or call Tracy at 905 442-0363.
The village opens Saturday, December 1st and runs for the entire month of December at the library during regular operating hours. The Scugog Memorial Public Library is located at 231 Water Street, in Port Perry. Admission is Free!
SCUGOG: The Durham chamber Orchestra will be presenting The Sounds of Christmas, on Sunday, December 16th, at 2:30 p.m., at the Townhall1873, with refreshments.
The orchestra welcomes charming Piano/Vocalist Irwin Smith, a long time entertainer at Town Hall 1873 and in our community. The orchestra also features trumpet soloist Andrea George and storyteller Dianne Chandler.
Join the orchestra and Emcee Jonathan van Bilsen, for an enchanting seasonal soirée, and enjoy the festive sounds of A Christmas Festival - A Holst Christmas - The Nutcracker – Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto - Holiday Sing Along with Irwin Smith.
Tickets are available for $25 each, at the Townhall1873.ca. You can also order you tickets by phone, by calling 905-985-8181.
Footprints Christian bookstore presents a free movie night, hosted at Bethel Church, located on William Street South, in Lindsay. The movie ‘The Star’ will start at 6:30 p.m.
The Star is a 2017 American computer-animated Christian comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. Based on the Nativity of Jesus, an original idea by Tom Sheridan, the screenplay was written by Carlos Kotkin and Simon Moore. It is produced by Sony Pictures Animation, with partnership from Walden Media, Affirm Films and The Jim Henson Company. It stars the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
For more information, please call Footprints at 705-320-9978.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: Santa Claus will be making his annual visit to Uxbridge, this Saturday, November 17th, for the 58th annual Uxbridge Santa Claus Parade.
The theme for this year’s parade is ‘Christmas for Kids.’ As with every year, kids are encouraged to bring their letters for Santa to the parade, because Canada Post will be collecting them.
The parade will begin at 11 a.m. It will begin at the corner of Brock Street and Centre Road, and then heads east on Brock Street to Nelkydd Lane, and will finish at Uxbridge Se-condary School.
Organizers note that some road closures on the day of the parade may begin around 10 a.m.
For more information on the annual holiday parade, visit the following website: /www.uxbridgesantaclausparade.com.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: An Uxbridge resident has penned a new book about the Montreal Expos, specifically the famous “Blue Monday” game in 1981.
“Blue Monday” refers to Game 5 of Major League Baseball’s National League Championship Series (NLCS), where the Dodgers defeated the Expos to move on to the World Series, after a home run from Rick Monday, in the ninth inning.
The 264 page book is titled Blue Monday; The Expos, The Dodgers, and the Home Run that Changed Everything.
“That Expos team was the first and only team in [their] franchise history to make the playoffs. The book is kind of a tribute to the Expos,” author Danny Gallagher told The Standard. “It's quite an achievement for them to get that far into the playoffs."
Mr. Gallagher said it took him about a year to do all the research for this book, and he conducted close to 75 interviews for it.
He also spoke about what people can expect from the book. “Stuff they've never seen or read before. Revelations, [and] secrets unlocked.”
He said during the process of creating this book, he learned about some stories he had never heard before, about players like Jeff Reardon, Steve Rogers and Rick Monday.
“I asked them a variety of questions, related to their involvement in that series or the regular season. I just kept asking them questions and that way they could express their feelings. Sometimes the people you talk to won't always volunteer information, until you ask them [a] particular type [of] question.”
Mr. Gallagher said the people at Dundurn Press were very helpful in “making the book sing.”
The book sells for about $24, and can be bought in Uxbridge, at Blue Heron Books and Coles bookstore, and in Port Perry from Books Galore.
SCUGOG: Bakersville, the Animated Gingerbread Village, is returning once again to the Scugog Memorial Public Library, in Port Perry.
We are looking for creativity this year, either in the design of the creations, or the way that they are decorated. To make the village authentic, we ask that the entries be made of gingerbread and please, no battery operated accessories.
Anyone can submit an entry and there is no fee and is a non-judged event. Kits are welcome, but original designs are what make the village truly unique. So gather up all of your left over candy and start baking!
Bring your entry to the library Monday, November 26th to Thursday, November 29th, inclusive during operating hours.
Each building should have a title and a registration form is available to be filled in – there is no entry fee. We accessorize as there are no extra elements required, such as figurines, trees, or battery operated decorations etc.
No idea how to make gingerbread? Stop by the Library for a gingerbread recipe sheet.
Then, make sure to come to the library during the holiday season, starting Saturday, December 1st, to see the spectacular animated display! There is no admission fee.
The Bakersville Animated Gingerbread Village runs until January 2nd, during regular library hours.
For more information look for us on facebook at Bakersville Animated Gingerbread Village, call Tracy at 905-442-0363, or check out the library website at www.scugoglibrary.ca
SCUGOG: Calling all Roy Orbison fans! Don't miss the spectacular new touring show "Roy Orbison: The All Star Tribute" coming live to the Town Hall 1873 Theatre for a special matinee performance on Sunday December 9th at 3 p.m.
Direct from Canada's premier producer of musical tribute shows, Bill Culp Productions, 'Roy Orbison: The All Star Tribute' celebrates the incredible career of the legendary "Big O"...Roy Orbison! Starring Michael Danckert in the lead role and backed by a sizzling live band, this show also features an amazing tribute to Jerry Lee Lewis!
This audience-interactive performance features Roy Orbison's greatest hits from his early days with Sun Records to his later hits with the Travelling Wilburys. Hear classics like "Only The Lonely", "Crying", "Running Scared", "Oobie Doobie", "Handle With Care", "You Got it" and of course "Pretty Woman"!
For more information on "Roy Orbison: The All Star Tribute" and other shows from Bill Culp Productions, visit the website www.BillCulp.ca
Tickets for "Roy Orbison: The All Star Tribute" are on sale now via the theatre website www.TownHall1873.ca or at the theatre box office or by calling 905-985-8181.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
SCUGOG: The G-Moms of Port Perry will be offering people an authentic African dinner next month.
The local charity group will be holding their 7th annual African Dinner and Marketplace, on Tuesday, November 6th. The event will be held at Port Perry Villa, in the auditorium. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The marketplace expects to have “new and exciting merchandise”, according to a press release from the G-Moms.
Tickets are $25 per person, and can be bought at Royal LePage and Coldwell Banker in Port Perry.
The G-Moms of Port Perry are part of the Grandmother to Grandmother campaign, which supports women, as well as children, in Africa, through the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Their goal is to raise awareness and money, to help grandmothers in Africa, who care for children who have been orphaned by AIDS, become self sufficient, and to help them be able to feed and send to school the orphaned they care for.
Port Perry Villa is located at 15987 Simcoe St.
For more information, visit www.gmomsportperry.com.
SCUGOG: This show marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice. The opening Reception will begin Saturday, October 27th, 2018, at 2 p.m., and the show will remain on exhibit from October 27th to November 23rd, 2018, in the Kent Farndale Gallery, in the Scugog Memorial Public Library, at 231 Water Street, in Port Perry.
Tyler Briley is a local sculptor and painter, and the only living Canadian artist with works in the War museum and Parliaments Centre Block.
“I’ve always tried to promote our Canadian identity and those responsible for it.”, said Briley, who believes the true value of public art is the bridge created between the past and the future.
The Kent Farndale Gallery is open 7 days a week, during library hours. Please call 905-985-7686 for more information.