PORT PERRY: The Township of Scugog is gearing up to host August Movie Nights in the Park.
This summer, on the first and last Thursday in August, grab your blankets and lawn chairs and join us in Palmer Park for an unforgettable Movie Night.
This year’s movie line up includes, the just-out-of-theatres animated family film, Zootopia, which will be shown on August 4th, and on August 25th, get cozy with the classic film from 1982, Annie.
The free events will begin at dusk (approximately 9 p.m. for August 4 and 8:30 for August 25) and will be featured on a 25-foot inflatable screen. The show times are subject to change, depending on the brightness of the sky.
Movie-goers are reminded to dress for the weather. Seating will be available on a first come first served basis. Enjoy the movie with your entire family, but we are notifying parents that both movies are rated PG and parental discretion is advised.
This event is sponsored by Cedar Creek Contracting, and Videoplex, Port Perry.
The Township of Scugog’s Movie Night in Palmer Park will not proceed in the event of adverse weather conditions.
For more information visit www.scugog.ca or contact Julia Penney, at (905) 985-7346 x 132, email; email@example.com.
PORT PERRY: On Friday, Theatre 3x60 invited the public to attend an open house, displaying the accomplishments of Building the Playground, the first of two Summer Stages Youth Theatre Camps, made possible with the support of a $5,100 Seed grant, offered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation last November. Local MPP, Granville Anderson and OTF Grant Review Team member Penny Smith were on hand to admire the set, scenic design and properties created by the program participants and to view a short presentation, by members of Theatre 3x60, showing the set in action.
“Theatre is a wonderful outlet for youth to express themselves creatively, and this program sounds like an amazing opportunity for our young people,” said Durham MPP Granville Anderson. “I am thrilled the Ontario Trillium Foundation was able to fund such a great community-based project.”
Theatre 3×60 is a not for profit, professional, collaborative company in which committed artists can produce high quality work in a broader scope of theatre and storytelling.
Summer Stages is a summer youth (12 to 18 years) theatre program, offering two exciting sessions this July, at Town Hall 1873, Centre for the Performing Arts, in Port Perry. Using the grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Summer Stages’ participants are able to work with trained professionals to develop their skills, and have the opportunity to present/display their achievements in a public forum.
“Creativity in theatre is not limited to just the performers on stage, and Summer Stages offers creative and technical skills training in both theatre production and performance,” said Carey Nicholson, Co-Artistic Director, Theatre 3x60.
Through Summer Stages, Theatre 3x60 is supporting the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s commitment to enrich people’s lives, through arts, culture and heritage. This initiative is helping the transfer of skills and knowledge to the next generation of artistic leaders. With the support of the grant, Theatre 3x60 is also able to fulfill its commitment to affordable, accessible theatre skills training for youth, offering the Summer Stages camps for only a nominal cost to participants.
The second, performance skills based session of Summer Stages – Playing on Stage takes place, July 25th–29th.
The leading grant-making foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities: www.otf.ca
For full details on the Summer Stages Youth Camp program, visit www.theatre3x60.ca or contact Carey Nicholson, General Manager of Theatre 3x60 at, 905 431-0977 firstname.lastname@example.org.
KAWARTHA LAKES: Kawartha Lakes Library proudly presents an evening with local authors Virginia Winters, Ian Rogers, Pauline Kiely and Sara Walker on Thursday August 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lindsay branch.
Join us in the Meeting Room (lower level) to learn more about the authors’ writing experiences and to hear their stories. There will be an opportunity to talk with the authors, ask questions and enjoy light refreshments.
Virginia Winters is a writer and retired paediatrician. She was born in Arnprior and educated at Queen's University. Her first novel, Murderous Roots, was published in 2008. Ian Rogers is the award-winning author of the dark fiction collection, “Every House Is Haunted.” Pauline Kiely has been published nationally in Today’s Bride, O’Canada Magazine, and Horse and Country. She is the author of a children’s book titled Santa and the Whippersnapper.
ROB DRAL The Standard
UXBRIDGE: To celebrate how fortunate we are as a community in North Durham, the Feast of the Ages Community is hosting the “Feast for Peace,” on Sunday, July 31.
Feast of the Ages is a celebration of community, family, and great food. It is held outside to honour the community, the farmers that provide the community with food, and to celebrate love, family, and togetherness.
Volunteers from all walks of life are contributing something to the event.
According to their website, “we have farmers who want to share their provisions, designers who want to make captivating banners, cooks who want to create amazing dishes, caterers who want to make everything look gorgeous, little ones who can’t wait to meet the horses, bus drivers who want to help with transportation, musicians who want to sing and dance, firefighters who want to assist with safety planning, young people who want to be tour guides, and many many others.”
The idea for the event started when the owners of the “Stonefire Bar and Grill,” in Thornhill were brainstorming ways to celebrate their 8th anniversary. They are located just five minutes south of the ‘Village Market.’ Local Uxbridge farmer, Mike Lanigan, has been serving the community of Thornhill at the market for over 25 years. “How amazing would it be to join forces, and throw a special outdoor celebration for all the things that mean the most to us and our community? Mike loved our Feast of the Ages idea immediately,” said organizers.
The event is free to the public and no donations will be required. To participate, everyone has to contribute something to the event. To join the feast, the organizers have set up a contribution form that volunteers can fill out to receive their ticket. Contributions can be almost anything. To fill out an application or to find out how you can help, visit the ‘Feast for the Ages’ website at, www.feastoftheages.com/joinus.
The feast will be taking place at, farmer Michael Lanigan’s “Farmhouse Garden”, Uxbridge. The exact address and location will be provided to confirmed guests. The feast starts at noon, and goes until 9 p.m. Pets are not permitted for the safety of the animals on the farm. The feast will run rain or shine, so make sure you are prepared in case of inclement weather.
Some of the event highlights, so far, are: a farm tour, hay wagon rides, a meet and greet with the farm animals, eclectic live music, dancing, and a carnival.
For more information about the feast or how you can contribute, please call, 647-559-6901.
DAN CEARNS The Standard
UXBRIDGE: 18 year-old Uxbridge native, Braden Lamoureux, will be holding an EP release party this Saturday, July 23 at Wixan’s Bridge.
Doors open at 8 p.m. There will be a $10 cover charge, which includes entry, as well as a copy of the album. Tanner Potter will open the show. Mr. Lamoureux and his band will then play a mix of original songs and cover songs.
Also, $3 from every album sold will be donated to ArtsCan Circle, an organization that sends musicians and artists to remote indigenous communities, to engage youth in “creative expression.”
“ArtsCan is a really cool organization that I have been connected with since 2012. When I got the idea of the album going, I thought I want this to be for others too, and not to just benefit me,” Mr. Lamoureux said. “ I called them up, and they agreed that I could partner with them. I'm really excited to do this for them.”
The EP is titled “The Coast.” Mr. Lamoureux said it took about a year of dedicated work to have the album ready before he goes off to Dalhousie University, to study biology, in the fall.
“Some of the writing is about two years old, but it has been a year long goal for me to get this done,” he said. “ I wanted to get this done before I left so I can leave something here.”
Mr. Lamoureux describes his style of music as “a unique alternative mix of contemporary folk, rock and pop.”
He also said this EP is a way of thanking the Uxbridge community for all the support he has received over the years.
“Uxbridge has been an incredible community for the arts in general. There are tons of events, tons of festivities, tons of opportunities to perform, and I think that has helped my path on music,” he said.
Mr. Lamoureux also wants to thank the contributors to his first EP, including Cory Adrian, Elena Damus, Johnathan Isaac, Leslie Higgins and Caleb Kennedy, as well as Dave Chester from Chalet Recording Studios.
Wixan’s Bridge is located at 65 Brock St, West in Uxbridge.
SCUGOG: Calling all fans of legendary 1970’s Country-Rock group “The Eagles” On Saturday July 16 at 8 p.m., the music of The Eagles will be celebrated at the intimate Town Hall 1873 Theatre with a new, international touring show called “Take It Easy: The Story of The Eagles”. Comprised of some of Canada’s leading session musicians, "Take It Easy" will perform all the classic hits from the Eagles extensive career with amazing accuracy.
The evening will be comprised of two sets, with the first half featuring all the songs from the multi-million selling album, “Eagles Greatest Hits 1971-1975”, including “Take It Easy”, “One of These Nights”, “Tequila Sunrise”, “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and “Desperado”, amongst the audience favourites.
After an intermission, the band will return with more classic hits from the latter portion of The Eagles career, including “Life in the Fast Lane”, “The Long Run”, “Heartache Tonight” and their signature song “Hotel California”. As a bonus, the multi-talented cast will also perform solo hits, made famous by Eagles band members Don Henley and Joe Walsh.
Tickets to see this incredible show, at the Town Hall 1873 Theatre in Port Perry, on Saturday July 16th at 8 p.m., are on sale now. They are value-priced at only $36 all inclusive, available, at the theatre box office located at 302 Queen Street, or by phoning 905-985-8181 or by going online to www.TownHall1873.ca.
SCUGOG: The Farndale Bursary Selection Committee is pleased to announce that they will be awarding the 2016 Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts award to Ms. Caitlyn Marion.
The Bursary is generously funded through the annual support of the Rotary Club of Port Perry and Kent Farndale. The reception and cheque presentation will be held in the library’s Rotary Community Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26. The event is open to the public.
“The Committee was extremely impressed with the calibre of applications received this year,” Library CEO Amy Caughlin said.
Ms. Marion creates many different works of art across several media and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Nipissing University. She hopes to give back to the community once she has completed her degree, by teaching art at the high school level. Caitlyn has also been very active in community events throughout her life, including the Soapbox Derby in Greenbank, the Leaskdale Lions Club Canoe River Run in Pefferlaw and the Sutton SnoFest.
The Kent Farndale Bursary for the Arts provides financial assistance to residents of Scugog Township who wish to pursue a specific field of study in the arts. It is felt that the whole community is enriched, when aspiring or established artists pursue opportunities for further study in their areas of interest.