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2014

November

Nov 01

- TONY BENNETT & GUEST: ANTONIA BENNETT
Fly Me to the Moon, I Left My Heart in San Francisco & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 01- Nov 09

- FALL FLAVOURS OF ONTARIO'S LAKE COUNTRY
Savour the great food of some of the finest restaurants in Ontario's Lake Country! Delicious three course, set-menu dinners for $20 or $30 per person, plus alcohol, taxes & gratuities! 325-9321 or 1-866-329-5959 for information. Call participating restaurants for reservations.

Nov 01- Nov 08

- PASSAGES
An exciting exhibit by gallery artists, featuring a variety of styles & media, including acrylics, oils, watercolour & photography! Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480

Nov 01- Dec 06

- GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: GEORGIA GRIEVE
Emerging Orillia artist Georgia Grieve presents digital & print-based works from three projects: Infinite IKEA, Loading & Ab-Ex, exploring the role of the internet in understanding images! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Nov 01- Nov 08

- SKULLY'S IMAGES: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF PETER SCULL
Having recently discovered the challenges & amazing possibilities of photography as an art form, Peter shares his exploration in this inspiring exhibit! Tiffin's Creative Centre, Downtown Orillia, 325-7205

Nov 01

- LIGHTFOOT DAYS: HONOURING THE LEGEND!
A continuation of Orillia's 75th Birthday Celebration of November 2013, honouring homegrown music icon Gordon Lightfoot! Tribute concert featuring Even Steven, John Stinson Band, Eric Kidd & The Circle is Small Band, memorabilia display & a sharing of stories by Karen Hilfman Millson, former minister of St. Paul's United Church, where Lightfoot sang in the choir as a youth! 2:00 - 5:00 pm, Gordon Lightfoot Auditorium, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 01

- 3RD ANNUAL CANADIAN STORYTELLING NIGHT
The bigger the better! A chance for 10 storytellers to one-up each other in a tall tale competition! Audience picks the winner who shares the door. OMAH membership raffle & refreshments! A growing national event started in Orillia, presented by OMAH & Storytelling Orillia, & supported by Storytellers of Canada! 7:00 pm, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159 or 325-5552

Nov 01

- THE ARISTOV FAMILY VARIETY CIRCUS SHOW!
Free family fun! Acro-balance on Rola Bola, hula-hoops, juggling & more! 11:00 am & 1:30 pm, Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366

Nov 02

- DEREK EDWARDS: BALONEY & WINE
An uproarious romp through the increasingly strange quirks of our daily routines, by four-time nominee, & winner of Best Standup Comic - Canadian Comic Awards! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 04

- ORILLIA PERFORMING ARTS FORUM: ORILLIA PERFORMS!
A gala event featuring The Orillia Silver Band, Orillia Wind Ensemble, Orillia Youth Symphony Orchestra, Mariposa Arts Theatre, Lake Country Harmony, Chamber Music Orillia Children's Choir, Jubilee Chorale & Orillia Vocal Ensemble! Proceeds to funding future OPAF performances, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 04

- HOME HARDWARE CHRISTMAS LADIES' NIGHT
Social shopping event of the year! Huge product selection, great prizes, valuable scratch & save coupons! Shop 'til you drop! 6:00 - 9:30 pm, Home Hardware Building Centre, King & West Streets, 326-7371 (Pre-Registration at store / Food Bank donations appreciated)

Nov 06- Nov 07

- PROJECT REMEMBRANCE
A fine art collection by Canadian painter Brian Lorimer, stirring remembrance & commemorating the centenary of the onset of the First World War. A fresh & compelling rendering of the Canadian experience of The Great War, & a call to Canadians to consider & draw inspiration from the strength of character exhibited by our soldiers! Presented by Brewery Bay Food Co. & Tiffin's Creative Centre, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Down by the Bay, 117 Mississaga Street East, Downtown Orillia, 325-7205

Nov 06- Nov 08

- AVENUE OF BOUTIQUES
Christmas crafts, baked goods, preserves, sewing, knitting & more! Delicious lunch available Thursday! Presented by St. James' A.C.W., St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 325-2742 for lunch tickets (Thurs: 10:00 am - 2:00pm / Fri: 5:00 - 8:00 pm / Sat: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm)

Nov 07- Nov 09

- DAVE BECKETT CHRISTMAS EXHIBIT & SALE
A varied collection of works by award-winning, Canadian artist Dave Beckett! Large & small oils & pastels; unframed prints at 20% off; delightful fall scene, limited edition print door prize, Autumn Contrast, rendered, printed, signed & numbered by Dave! Dave Beckett Studio/Gallery, 1973 Marchmont Road, just West of Orillia, 325-6809 (Fri: 7:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: Noon - 6:00 pm / Light refreshments)

Nov 07- Nov 09

- ROBIN HOOD: A PANTOMIME BY BOB HAMMOND
The classic story of Robin Hood & his merry men, with a comedic twist! The Village Players of Coldwater Theatre Company, Coldwater Community Centre, 1-800-961-8865 (Fri. & Sat: 8:00 pm / Sun: 1:00 pm / Dinner & Show Package available Sat. only)

Nov 08

- FRANKIE AVALON, FABIAN & BOBBY RYDELL
Dick Fox's Golden Boys! Venus, Turn Me Loose, Forget Him & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 08

- 35TH ANNUAL ORILLIA KIWANIS MAMMOTH AUCTION
Live auction, silent auction & voucher boards featuring hundreds of fantastic goods & services! Bonus coupons for first 200 registrants! Proceeds to Kiwanis Club of Orillia programs & community projects, ODAS Park, Fairgrounds Road off Hwy. 12 West, 705-345-4934 (Doors open @ 9:00 am / Bidding starts @ 10:00 am)

Nov 09

- DOUG PAISLEY
Renowned, Toronto-born Canadiana singer, songwriter & guitarist, Paisley has toured with American country singer Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, aka Will Oldham! 7:00 pm, Apple Annie's Cafe, Downtown Orillia, 326-7778 (Doors Open: 5:30 pm / Special concert menu)

Nov 10

- RAMA REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE & MEMORIAL SERVICE
Chippewas of Rama First Nation 93rd Annual Remembrance Day parade, memorial service & wreath laying ceremony, 11:00 am, Cenotaph, Rama United Church, followed by lunch at Rama Fire Hall, 705-326-5427 or 705-345-5427 (Parade departs Fire Hall @ 10:45 am)

Nov 11

- ORILLIA REMEMBRANCE DAY PARADE & MEMORIAL SERVICE
Orillia Legion Branch 34 Remembrance Day parade, memorial service & wreath laying ceremony, 10:40 am, Cenotaph, Soldiers' Memorial Hospital, followed by parade down Mississaga Street & reception with Veterans at Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 325-8442 (Buses depart Legion @ 10:00 am)

Nov 12

- SCOTT'S GARDEN CENTRE 4TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
2,000 square feet of Christmas gifts, trees & designs! 20% off your entire purchase, including pre-booked fresh Christmas trees & custom arrangements! 50% off selected garden decor! Refreshments served. 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Scott's Garden Centre, 254 Coldwater Road West, RSVP to 325-2909 or scottsgardencentre@rogers.com

Nov 13

- JOHN FOGERTY: COAST-TO-COAST CANADIAN TOUR!
The legacy of 1969 lives on with Proud Mary, Born on the Bayou, Down on the Corner & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 13- Nov 16

- SPAMALOT: A MUSICAL COMEDY
A hilarious, musical comedy "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python & the Holy Grail. A highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend! Winner of three Tony awards, the 2005 Broadway production set box office records! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Nov 13- Nov 16

- ROBIN HOOD: A PANTOMIME BY BOB HAMMOND
The classic story of Robin Hood & his merry men, with a comedic twist! The Village Players of Coldwater Theatre Company, Coldwater Community Centre, 1-800-961-8865 (Thurs. - Sat: 8:00 pm / Sun: 1:00 pm)

Nov 14- Nov 15

- ROGER HODGSON: FORMERLY OF SUPERTRAMP
Give a Little Bit, Breakfast in America & more, with symphony orchestra! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 15- Nov 16

- 16TH ANNUAL ARTISANS' CHRISTMAS SHOW
A display & sale of distinctive creations by over 50 regional artisans, including potters, painters, photographers, jewellry artists, food vendors, clothing creators & more! 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721

Nov 15

- MARIPOSA IN CONCERT: ECHOES OF MARIPOSA
An evening of great music featuring 2014 Mariposa Folk Festival performers Ian Tamblyn, Ariana Gillis & the Russell de Carle Trio! 8:00 pm, Aladdin Indian Cuisine & Banquet Hall, 1035 Mississaga Street West, 326-3655 (Buffet available)

Nov 15

- WOMEN OF THE MOOSE CHRISTMAS BAZAAR
Large variety of vendors & products, including crafts, knitting, art, baked goods, preserves & more! Everyone welcome! Proceeds to community charities, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm, Moose Lodge, 6 Kitchener Street, 325-8366

Nov 16

- FAUSTO LEALI & MARCELLA BELLA
Two Italian superstars perform Leali's A chi, mi manchi, Marcella's Montagne verdi, nell'aria & more! 5:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 18- Nov 19

- STUART MCLEAN & THE VINYL CAFE CHRISTMAS SHOW
A Christmas celebration with best-selling Canadian author, journalist, humourist & host of CBC Radio's The Vinyl Cafe! New Dave & Morley stories, new music & special guest band Chic Gamine, 2009 Juno Award recipients for Roots Album of the Year! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 19

- STEVE MILLER BAND: RADIO FOR RADIATION BENEFIT CONCERT VI
An unforgettable show featuring legendary classic rock icons the Steve Miller Band, with special guests Sonic Coalition, a local band of business professionals including Barrie Mayor Jeff Lehman! Benefit concert for Simcoe-Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre, presented by 104.1 The DOCK. 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 20- Nov 23

- SPAMALOT: A MUSICAL COMEDY
A hilarious, musical comedy "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 film Monty Python & the Holy Grail. A highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend! Winner of three Tony awards, the 2005 Broadway production set box office records! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 3:00 pm)

Nov 21

- CHILDREN'S CANDLELIGHT PARADE & TREE LIGHTING
Hundreds of children, led by the Town Crier, carry electric candles & carol through Downtown to turn on the giant Opera House Christmas tree & light the way for Santa! Free cookies & hot chocolate! 6:30 pm, Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Mississaga Street, from Legion to Opera House)

Nov 21- Nov 22

- STYX
Come Sail Away! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Nov 21

- CELEBRATIONS: SILENT ART & GIFT AUCTION & GALA EVENING!
Bountiful selection of art by local artists & artisans! Great gift items, musical entertainment & delicious treats! Fundraiser for non-profit, artist-run Zephyr Gallery, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zephyr Gallery, Downtown Orillia, 326-0480 (Preview & bidding: November 11-21)

Nov 21- Nov 22

- 2ND ANNUAL TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES FESTIVAL SALE & CAFE
Exquisite collection of Fair Trade gifts, art, home decor, coffee & accessories, handcrafted by fairly paid artisans from around the world! St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 325-2742 (Fri: Noon - 6:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Nov 21- Nov 22

- CHAMBER MUSIC ORILLIA: YOUNG PERFORMERS
Beautiful music played by 11 talented young music students at the Ten Thousand Villages Festival Sale & Cafe! 3:00 - 4:00 pm, St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-833-2202

Nov 22

- SANTA ARRIVES AT ORILLIA SQUARE!
Santa arrives for visits & photos! Free admission to Santa's Village with photo purchase, plus colouring book, crayons & candy cane while quantities last! 11:00 am - 4:00 pm, Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366 (Unwrapped toy collection for Orillia District Branch of Children's Aid Society)

Nov 22- Feb 07

- SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD & HIS ERA
An historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, & exploring themes linking mid-19th century Canada to Canada today! Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159 (Opening Reception: November 22, 1:30 - 4:00 pm)

Nov 22- Nov 23

- THE GIFT SHOP SALE!
Unique, one-of-a-kind gifts! Ornaments, glassware, jewellery, books, cards, textiles & more! 20% off for OMAH members & 10% off for non-members! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159 (Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm / Sun: 1:00 - 4:00 pm)

Nov 23

- ORILLIA SANTA CLAUS PARADE
One of the largest Christmas parades North of Toronto! Over 100 floats, bands & Santa himself celebrate Memories of Christmas! 1:00 pm, Downtown Orillia, 326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Centennial Drive to Front to Colborne to Volunteer Drive to Mississaga & return to Centennial Drive / Non-perishable food collection for Orillia Sharing Place Food Bank / Unwrapped toy collection by County of Simcoe Paramedic Services / Bucket Brigade collection by Orillia Kiwanis Club in support of a great parade / Free parking in Downtown lots)

Nov 27- Nov 30

- SANTA VISITS ORILLIA SQUARE!
Visits & photos with Santa! Free admission to Santa's Village with photo purchase, plus colouring book, crayons & candy cane while quantities last! Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366 (Thurs. & Fri: 1:00 - 6:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm / Unwrapped toy collection for Orillia District Branch of Children's Aid Society)

Nov 28

- DOWNTOWN ORILLIA BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
Terrific specials & giveaways at participating stores & restaurants! Stock up for Christmas with great savings! Downtown Orillia, 325-3261 (Free parking in Downtown lots)

Nov 28

- PINK FLOYD'S DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
The world-class artists from Classic Albums Live perform Pink Floyd's classic Dark Side of the Moon, note for note, cut for cut! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 29

- LEAHY: IN SONG
Juno & SOCAN award winning, Canadian powerhouse of musical brothers & sisters, known for their singing, songwriting & distinct instrumental & roots music! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Nov 30

- CHAMBER MUSIC ORILLIA: ANGELIC SONGS FOR THE SEASON
Favourite seasonal music sung by the CMO Children's Choir & the new CMO Chamber Choir, conducted by Jeffrey Moellman! Works by Brahms, Greer, Rachmaninoff & more, with piano, organ & percussion to brighten the program! 3:00 pm, St. James' Anglican Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-833-2202 (Reception following performance)

December

Dec 01- Dec 06

- GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: GEORGIA GRIEVE
Emerging Orillia artist Georgia Grieve presents digital & print-based works from three projects: Infinite IKEA, Loading & Ab-Ex, exploring the role of the internet in understanding images! Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Dec 01- Feb 07

- SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD & HIS ERA
An historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, & exploring themes linking mid-19th century Canada to Canada today! Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 326-2159

Dec 03

- THE BARRA MACNEILS: AN EAST COAST CHRISTMAS
A musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites, gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses & the general festive frolic of each holiday season! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 04- Dec 05

- CHRISTMAS PAST & PRESENT
Carolling, crafts, lantern lit pathways, heritage building tours, horse-drawn sleigh rides, holiday treats & more! Proceeds to Friends of the Simcoe County Museum, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, Simcoe County Museum, 1151 Hwy. 26, Minesing, 705-728-3721 (Unwrapped toy collection for Simcoe County Paramedic Services Annual Toy Drive)

Dec 04- Dec 24

- SANTA VISITS ORILLIA SQUARE!
Visits & photos with Santa! Free admission to Santa's Village with photo purchase, plus colouring book, crayons & candy cane while quantities last! Santa's Chalet, Orillia Square Mall, 325-2366 (Daily schedule on Orillia Square web site / Unwrapped toy collection for Orillia District Branch of Children's Aid Society)

Dec 05- Dec 06

- MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS BY CHIP DAVIS!
Modern, contemporary interpretations of Yuletide favourites by one of the most requested Christmas music artists of all time! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 05

- CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING!
Seasonal & traditional Elvis songs & gospel greats starring Tim 'E' Hendry, 2013/14 King of the World Elvis Tribute Artist World Champion, & featuring the dynamic Yes Men show band with emcee Bill Coulter! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 06

- ORILLIA WIND ENSEMBLE: CHRISTMAS PRELUDE
A family-favourite Christmas concert & traditional start to the holidays, featuring guest choir Orillia Vocal Ensemble! Carol singing, seasonal music & a visit from St. Nick himself! 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Early bird ticket rate until November 22)

Dec 08

- JOHNNY IP
Veteran Hong Kong superstar performs 70's & 80's classic hits! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Dec 12

- TOM JACKSON: THE HURON CAROLE - A MUSICAL
An enchanting re-enactment of the first Huron Carole concert of 1987, featuring award winning Canadian guest artists Don Amero, Shannon Gaye, Beverley Mahood & One More Girl! Jackson's philanthropic national projects celebrate 27 years of fundraising history & over $200 million in cash & in-kind donations for food banks, family agencies & disaster relief! Fundraiser for The Sharing Place Food Bank, 7:30 pm, Orillia Opera House, 326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Dec 14

- THE CELLAR SINGERS: MESSIAH
Lift your spirits & celebrate the season as George Handel's beloved oratorio is brought to life with full orchestra & stunning soloists! 3:00 pm, St. Paul's United Church, Peter & Coldwater Streets, 705-817-7664

Dec 31

- NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ORILLIA LEGION
Ring in the New Year with dancing to Johnny DJ (John Ashe), light lunch & party favours! 8:00 pm, Royal Canadian Legion, Mississaga Street East at waterfront, 325-8442 (Early bird ticket price until December 12)

2015

January

Jan 01- Feb 07

- SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD & HIS ERA
An historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, & exploring themes linking mid-19th century Canada to Canada today! Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Jan 02

- GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
We're an American Band, Some Kind of Wonderful & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 03

- THE MAN IN BLACK: A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY CASH
Starring Shawn Barker, considered the pre-eminent Cash tribute artist by fans & critics alike! 1:00 & 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 08- Jan 09

- BANFF MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL WORLD TOUR 2015
Climbers scale rock faces, kayakers plunge into whitewater rivers, skiers fly off cliffs & trekkers disappear into remote places in these mountain culture & extreme sports films! A program of The Banff Centre, produced by National Geographic & The North Face, in conjunction with Sojourn, 7:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jan 10

- WHOOPI GOLDBERG
Grammy, Academy, Golden Globe, Emmy & Tony Award winner! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 15- Jan 16

- ARRIVAL FROM SWEDEN: THE MUSIC OF ABBA!
The world's top ABBA tribute band performs Dancing Queen, Mamma Mia, Take a Chance on Me & more! Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca (Thurs: 8:00 pm / Fri: 9:00 pm)

Jan 17

- JEFFERSON STARSHIP
The 40th Light Year Anniversary! Jane, Miracles & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 23

- LOVERBOY
Turn Me Loose, Working for the Weekend & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 23

- MUDMEN: CANADIAN CELTIC ROCK BAND
Always entertaining & definitely unique, Mudmen are a blast of Celtic energy whose members are known to be characters both on & off stage! 8:00 pm, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542

Jan 24

- AMERICA
Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 30

- PHILLIP PHILLIPS
Home, Raging Fire & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

Jan 31

- LONESTAR
Amazed, I'm Already There & more! 9:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

February

Feb 01- Feb 07

- SIR JOHN A. MACDONALD & HIS ERA
An historical exhibition commemorating the bicentennial of the birth of Canada's first Prime Minister, & exploring themes linking mid-19th century Canada to Canada today! Produced by the John A. Macdonald 200 Committee, Orillia Museum of Art & History, Downtown Orillia, 705-326-2159

Feb 12- Feb 15

- FOR THIS MOMENT ALONE: A NEW CANADIAN DRAMA
Set in Toronto in 1948, this new Canadian drama by Marcia Kash tells the story of a Jewish family trying to reconstruct their lives after the Holocaust. Told with conviction & seriousness leavened with humour, & based on a true story, this intriguing play invites the audience to listen, think & feel! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Feb 14- Feb 16

- ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEKEND
Licence-free fishing weekend throughout Ontario for Canadian residents! Local fishing events, festivals & derbies across the province! 705-748-6324, Ext. 207 (Non-licenced anglers required to abide by Conservation Licence limits set out in current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary)

Feb 19- Feb 22

- FOR THIS MOMENT ALONE: A NEW CANADIAN DRAMA
Set in Toronto in 1948, this new Canadian drama by Marcia Kash tells the story of a Jewish family trying to reconstruct their lives after the Holocaust. Told with conviction & seriousness leavened with humour, & based on a true story, this intriguing play invites the audience to listen, think & feel! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

March

Mar 19

- ZZ TOP
Sharp Dressed Man, La Grange & more! 8:00 pm, Casino Rama, 1-800-832-7529, TicketMaster locations & ticketmaster.ca

April

Apr 09- Apr 12

- LEADING LADIES: A VERY FUNNY FARCE!
Slapstick goofiness & scrambled Shakespeare are served up in this very funny farce by Ken Ludwig! When two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors pose as the heirs of a dying American woman's fortune, & discover the heirs are female, they are forced to continue their scheme in drag! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Apr 10- Apr 12

- 22ND ANNUAL SIMCOE SPRING HOME & COTTAGE SHOW
A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services! Barnfield Point Recreation Centre, Tudhope Park, 705-835-0123 (Fri: 5:00 - 9:00 pm / Sat. & Sun: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm)

Apr 16- Apr 19

- LEADING LADIES: A VERY FUNNY FARCE!
Slapstick goofiness & scrambled Shakespeare are served up in this very funny farce by Ken Ludwig! When two down-on-their-luck English Shakespearean actors pose as the heirs of a dying American woman's fortune, & discover the heirs are female, they are forced to continue their scheme in drag! Mariposa Arts Theatre, Orillia Opera House, 705-326-8011 or 1-888-674-5542 (Thurs. - Sat: 7:30 pm / Sun: 2:00 pm)

Apr 18- May 09

- 35TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL
One of Canada's largest registered fishing derbies! Great cash & product prizes, adult & children's categories, special OPP Kids' Day! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

May

May 01- May 09

- 35TH ORILLIA PERCH FESTIVAL
One of Canada's largest registered fishing derbies! Great cash & product prizes, adult & children's categories, special OPP Kids' Day! Just fish to win!!! Lakes Simcoe & Couchiching, Headquarters at Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

June

Jun 12- Jun 14

- SPRING BOAT, COTTAGE & OUTDOOR SHOW
Great in-water selection of new & pre-owned private & dealer boats, cottage & outdoor product displays, marine safety demonstrations, variety of vendors & more! Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)

Jun 20

- CHRISTMAS IN JUNE
Large boater rendezvous & fabulous decorated boat contest, free to viewing public! Port of Orillia, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424

July

Jul 03- Jul 05

- MARIPOSA FOLK FESTIVAL
Thrilling audiences for over 50 years with an incredible weekend of music! Fantastic entertainment lineup, emporium, artisans' village, kids' folkplay area, great food, beer tent & more! Tudhope Park, Atherley Road, on the shores of Lake Couchiching, 705-326-3655

Jul 04- Jul 12

- ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK
Licence-free fishing week throughout Ontario for Canadian residents! Local fishing events, festivals & derbies across the province! 705-748-6324, Ext. 207 (Non-licenced anglers required to abide by Conservation Licence limits set out in current Ontario Recreational Fishing Regulations Summary)

August

Aug 07- Aug 09

- ORILLIA WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
Fun for all ages! In-water boat show, cottage & outdoor products, variety of vendors, water ski shows & more! Hilarious Cardboard Boat Race Sunday at Noon! Port of Orillia & waterfront parks, Centennial Drive, Lake Couchiching, 705-326-4424 or 1-888-326-4424 (Fri: Noon - 9:00 pm / Sat: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm / Sun: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm)
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  • Comfort Inn Orillia
  • Investment Planning Counsel
  • Lake Country Office Solutions Inc.
  • The UPS Store
  • Couchiching Conservancy
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Lewis Downey Tornosky Lassaline & Timpano Professional Corporation
  • City of Orillia Economic Development Office
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