Spring is definitely in the air and there are lots of Spring and Cottage shows taking place as the Maple Syrup festivals wind down this weekend. Whatever you do, be sure to get out and enjoy our first blast of spring weather with your family.
Visit a Local Conservation Area
Did you know there are more than 270 Conservation Areas across Ontario? Spring is a wonderful time to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature at a local conservation area.
$2.99 Movies on Saturdays
Looking for something fun and affordable to do with your family on a Saturday morning? Cineplex shows Family Favourites every Saturday morning at 11am for only $2.99. Check out what’s showing here… http://bit.ly/ZygvF5
Around Town this Weekend….
Home & Garden Show – Spring is just around the corner, and it’s the perfect time to start imagining what your home and garden could be like this summer! Metroland Durham Region Media Group is hosting the Annual Clarington Home and Garden Show April 10th, 11th and 12th at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex. This year, the Home and Garden Show has grown again. Almost 100 vendors are participating in this year’s event showcasing their products and services, including landscaping, windows and doors, sunrooms, financial services, contractors, decorators decks, garage doors and a whole lot more! The complex will be buzzing a wide array of vendors, keynote speakers and seminars over the weekend.
Edwards – Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm (Open weekends until April 12th) – Join us for a sleigh ride, visit the sugar shack, and watch the sap to syrup process unfold while enjoying taffy on the snow and a pancake brunch at the Pancake House.
Holstein – Holstein MapleFest (April 11-12th) @ Love’s Sugarbush – Bring the whole family for a day in our 40 acre sugarbush. Weʼll be serving our tummy filling Pancake and Sausage breakfast all day long. Enjoy our free craft sale with over 30 original vendors. Plenty of demonstrations in the sugar bush to enjoy, including the Fergus Highlands Pipe Band, Blacksmith, Taffy Pull, Ice Cream Making, Candle making, Catapults, our new Rope Bridge and plenty more.
Lanark – Temple’s Sugar Bush (Weekends until April 26th) – A wide variety of breakfast and brunch selections are available during the maple season. Come visit us, have a meal, browse through the gift shop and take a walk on our sugar bush trail.
Home & Garden Show – This is southwestern Ontario’s largest home, renovating, gardening, landscaping and lifestyle Show. Get fresh & innovative ideas from the ultimate showcase in indoor and outdoor living. You can expect the best from over 320 professional Exhibitors, exciting Feature Areas, Stage Seminars & Demonstrations and Celebrity Guests in addition to Special Feature Displays, Green Thumb Marketplace, Flower Show, Design Centre, Innovations in Landscaping, the latest in interior & exterior Home Technology and Fabulous Prizes.
22nd Annual Simcoe Spring Home and Cottage Show – A fantastic selection of home & cottage products & services. At the Barnfield Point Recreation Centre in Orillia.
Cottage and Backyard Show @ EY Centre – The Cottage and Backyard Show has everything you need for outdoor living: docks, decks, boats, outdoor furniture, canoes, kayaks, and all the latest in backyard and cottage products and services.
Paris Lion’s Maple Syrup Festival – Located on the main street of Paris between William and Mechanic Street there will be lots os maple syrup, pancakes, vendors and demonstrations
Cottage & Garden Show – The Cottage and Garden Show has everything you need for outdoor living. From gardening supplies and lawn care options, to decks and water toys, there is something for everyone at the Cottage and Garden Show! Be sure to check out one of our workshops! There will be awesome door prizes, samples, a BBQ and much more!
Spring Sundays – Enjoy a leisurely day in the country as you visit over thirty historical buildings. Visit log buildings, a one-room school, blacksmith shop, railway station, TH&B locomotive, general store and many other buildings with volunteers dressed in period clothing. Don’t forget some old-fashioned candy from Eddie D. Cat Confectionery and one-of-a-kind gifts from the Gift Shop. Sundays in April
Rotary Home Show – Port Elgin Rotary Home and Recreation Show. Spring home and recreation show that showcases home & garden, leisure & outdoor activities, backyard living and contractors.
TIFF Kids International Film Festival (April 7th-19th) – TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.
Guided Walks @ Rouge Park – Hit the trail with Rouge Park’s Guided Walks in our 6th year of adventure and discovery. It’s April, and you know what that means… spring is here! Trees are budding! Birds are moving back in! Flowers are popping up! Frogs are calling! Don’t miss a thing! Open the door to outdoor fitness and nature exploration and join a walk with our friendly and fun volunteer leaders! You never know what we’ll see.
Uptopia – Spring Tonic (April 11th-12th) @ Tiffin Centre – The highlight of the maple syrup season at the Tiffin Centre, in partnership with the Rotary Club of Barrie! Enjoy a pancake breakfast, with maple syrup made on site, see how maple syrup is made today, and long ago, enjoy horse-drawn wagon rides, crafts, live entertainment & more!
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