SCUGOG: erformance: Saturday March 4th at 2:30 p.m. Durham Chamber Orchestra, with Conductor Carlos Bastidas, is proud to be celebrating their 20th anniversary, at the Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts.
Join the DCO Orchestra for an exquisite High Tea, with local musical artists, for a relaxing “Visit to the British Isles”.
Tenor C.Ryan Edgar, Vocalist Liz Auston, A cappella vocals from Curtis Hadden & Friends and Lindsay Rose Highland Dance Company will all be contributing. Enjoy the bagpiper majesty of Scotland the Brave & Amazing Grace, and orchestral performances of Land of Hope & Glory, Rule Britannica, Skyfall, Handel’s Hornpipe, and the Best of the Beatles.
Tickets are $25 (performance only) online, at townhall1873.ca, or at the box office. High Tea Tickets, sold separate, are $10 by reservation. Call 905-925-3959 to reserve. Tea times are at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m..
A scene from the Ryleepuss production ‘The Three Musketeers’ now showing at the Uxbridge Music Hall.
This year, the vendors at the annual Antique and Nostalgia show held on Saturday, February 4th at the Scugog Community Centre were challenged to find an item that was 150 years old. Jane Brownson shows off a doll from 1860.
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Some of the great photos on display as part of The Kent Farndale ‘Paint What You Love’ show.
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Ann Powell was the winner of The Standard’s Green River Revival Contest, picking up two tickets to the show held at Port Perry’s famous Town Hall 1873 Centre for the Performing Arts.
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SCUGOG: For the first of the Gallery's solo artist exhibits the SCA is delighted to present Karen Fox. Karen will be showing throughout the month of February. Karen's work in oils is well known in Port Perry and beyond and this show promises to be exciting. Sadly this will be a "farewell" show as Karen will be moving to Kingston this Spring. But that doesn't mean we won't be staying in touch with this talented local artist.
Drop by for the Opening Reception, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th. The Fox on the Run exhibit and sale runs from February 4th to 25th.
KAWARTHA LAKES: Business for the Arts, Canada’s only national charitable organization that strengthens arts and culture in Canada, by building partnerships between the private and cultural sectors, announced today its artsVest program is returning to Kawartha Lakes. With funding support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Government of Canada, $30,000 in matching funds will be delivered to local arts organizations. The program will also receive local municipal support from the City of Kawartha Lakes.
artsVest is Business for the Arts’ national flagship program that works directly with small to mid-sized arts organizations, equipping them with in-depth training, tools and mentorship relationships. These components are thoughtfully created to build sustainable partnerships between arts and businesses and to spark sponsorship opportunities. As an added incentive, artsVest participants can apply for matching grants, for every one dollar raised in sponsorship, Business for the Arts will match it with another dollar, doubling their sponsorship opportunity.
"Business for the Arts is thrilled to be bringing the artsVest program back to Kawartha Lakes," says Aida Aydinyan, Vice President of Business for the Arts. "The generous funding and support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Government of Canada and the City of Kawartha Lakes speaks volumes to the importance and power of building relationships between the sectors. We look forward to seeing the incredible impact these arts organizations and businesses will have in Kawartha Lakes over the next year."
“Establishing partnerships between our cultural and business sectors is a smart strategy. It builds the local creative economy and strengthens our communities,” says Mayor Andy Letham. “We are very pleased to have the artsVest program return to Kawartha Lakes.”
A ‘Sponsorship 101’ afternoon workshop followed by a program launch will take place on Monday, February 27th. For details on this event, more on the program and how to apply, visit https://artsvestkawarthalakes.eventbrite.ca.
artsVest saw a successful cycle in its pilot year in Kawartha Lakes in 2013, where 7 arts organizations created 26 business partnerships. Matching funds of over $38,000 generated over $68,000 in private sector sponsorships, and resulted in an investment impact of over $107,000 to Kawartha Lakes’ cultural economy.
artsVest operates in four other Ontario communities, in addition to Saskatchewan, Alberta, Toronto, Nova Scotia and British Columbia. Since the national expansion of the program in 2011, a total of 2,874 partnerships have been created between arts and businesses across Canada.
About Business for the Arts
Founded in 1974, Business for the Arts is Canada’s only national charitable organization of business members who support the arts. Our vision is to inspire Canada’s business community to partner with the arts, to ensure a thriving cultural sector.
We connect, educate and invest to bridge the gap between business and the arts. For more information, visit www.businessforthearts.org.
Visit www.artsvest.com for information about artsVest.
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UXBRIDGE: Corner House Pub and Grill officially opened in Uxbridge in November, with the hopes of providing a better service for the community.
Shortly after the building, formerly Jersey’s, was purchased in October, owners Rajithan Tharmalingam and Anton Joseph started a large renovation on it, to make it reflect more of a casual dining and pub atmosphere.
Corner House offers a large variety of food options for all tastes, including, but not limited to, pizza, wings, pasta dishes and stir-frys. Corner House has an early bird special, which runs only Saturday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m., which includes coffee, three eggs, bacon, home fries and toast for $4.99 plus tax. They also have different daily specials.
All of the food they serve is homemade, and the owners wanted to stress that their prices are very reasonable. It is not uncommon to find the owners involved in service, as Corner House is described as a “very hands on business.”
Since they first opened, the owners are reporting that business has been better than they expected, and they say they are happy with the community support.
Corner House is located at 104 Brock St West, in Uxbridge’s downtown core.
SUNDERLAND: The Sunderland Lions Club proudly presents its 60th annual music festival from February 13th -24th, followed by the Stars of the Festival concerts from February 27th to March 2nd, 2017.
Vocal, piano and other instrumental classes are held in the Sunderland Town Hall auditorium and the Sunderland United Church. The popular elementary and secondary school band nights will be held February 22nd & 23rd, respectively, at Port Perry High School.
The general public is welcome to attend the festival. Admission is $3 per session or passes can be purchased for the entire festival for $12.
For more details, and to view this year’s music festival program, please visit our website: www.SunderlandLionsMusicFestival.com. Programs can also be purchased in Sunderland at: Flindall’s Freshmart, Guardian Pharmacy and Home Hardware; in Port Perry at: Pharmacy Associates and Port Perry School of Music; in Uxbridge at, Shoppers Drug Mart and the studio of Jennifer Neveu.
For further information, please contact Chairman Dale St. John, at 705-357-3405 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please join us in celebrating the musical talents of our local youth!