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Silverbirch Charity Concert

Silverbirch Charity Concert at the Uxbridge Music Hall this Saturday, March 28, 2009 at 7:30 p.m..

This entertaining event, in its 5th year, promises to be bigger and better than ever. The concert is a fundraiser for ArtsCan Circle, which extends opportunities to at risk aboriginal youth in northern communities, through music and art. This is an extremely successful program and is run, like so many, on volunteers. Musical instruments have been amassed and donated to many youth, but ArtsCan Circle requires funding to get volunteer musicians and artists up to these communities in order to facilitate workshops. Please take a moment to learn more about inspiring story by exploring their website:


You will enjoy a full night of entertainment by Wendell Ferguson, 6 year running CCMA ‘Guitarist of the Year’ award, to add to his collection of other awards and accolades. Joining Wendell will be the music of the Dnes Sisters, and of course, Silverbirch themselves – the hosts of this great event.

Tickets are only $15 at: Blue Heron, Stadam, the Legion, or through fellow UAA Member, Tom McCreight of Silverbirch at: 705-228-8426

Another great night of entertainment…close to home!

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues Return to Uxbridge!

Due to popular demand, Roger Varley, local actor/writer/director, has reassembled his stellar cast of: Cecilia Smith, Dorothy Partridge, Denny Corbett and Lisha Cassibo to re-stage the successful show they presented three years ago.

The Vagina Monologues, written by Eve Ensler, is a funny, poignant, irreverent, sad and joyous communion of women which is sure to have audience members talking long after the show is over. But it is a communion to which men are also invited.

Uxbridge Music Hall: Thurs. March 19 to Sat. March 21, 8 pm.

Advanced Tickets are $20 at: Check It Out, Blue Heron Books, Presents, Presents, or from the box office prior to the performance.

Due to the mature nature of the show, admittance is restricted to those 16 years old and up.

Durham Rocks- Singers Wanted- March 14th

Attention Durham musicians and performers!

You are invited to join us for a Durham Tourism video shoot live at the Oshawa Centre during March Break. Test your vocal skills and be part of the new Durham Tourism commercial, to be broadcasted on Rogers TV this spring!

Durham Tourism is hosting a special live music showcase at the Oshawa Centre on Saturday, March 14, 2009 for all musicians in Durham Region. Durham Rocks is a jingle participation showcase in which local talent will have the opportunity to perform their version of Durham Tourism’s jingle on stage, in front of Rogers TV cameras.

Participants will have a chance to be featured in Durham Tourism’s upcoming promotional video by simply performing their own version of the Durham Tourism jingle. Feeling creative? You can even write your own music and lyrics!

Just include our slogan, “good natured, good times” in your masterpiece. Remember to make it original and you may get the chance to become the new voice of Durham Tourism!

All participants will be entered into a draw to win a selection of $1,000 in prizes including Oshawa Centre Gift Cards and lots of other cool swag. On the event day, each participant can pick up a free Durham Tourism Prize Package and complimentary t-shirt.

When: Saturday, March 14, 2009 (first Saturday of March Break) 10a.m. to 6p.m.

Where: Oshawa Centre – Centre Court (in front of Old Navy)

Please visit to listen to the jingle and register

Durham Tourism
605 Rossland Road East
PO Box 623
Whitby, ON L1N 6A3
Phone: 1-800-413-0017
Fax: 906-666-6228

Call for entry – Showcase of the Arts 2009

Showcase of the Arts 2009, now in its 5th year, welcomes applicants in all fine art and craft media including paintings, photography, clay, wood, fibre, glass, metal and jewellery. This annual show and sale is building a reputation as a prestige event providing excellent sales opportunities for artists and patrons alike and will take place November 6 to 8, 2009 at the Scugog Community Centre in Port Perry. Applicants are no longer required to be members of Scugog Council for the Arts and there is no application fee; accepted entrants pay a booth fee and are awarded a free SCA membership.

The application form and conditions of entry are attached. Our new planning committee has restructured the event to include an expanded marketing strategy and a new look for the show. Our popular ‘First Night First Choice’ Friday evening opening reception returns this year. There is no application fee; accepted entrants pay a booth fee and are awarded a complimentary one year SCA membership. How’s that for a no risk offer!

We look forward to receiving your applications by the April 30 deadline.

For more information, contact Karen Richardson, Scugog Council for the Arts

Showcase of the Arts Conditions of Exhibitor 2009
2009 Showcase of the Arts APPLICATION FORM

The Importance of Being Earnest

OnStage Uxbridge Proudly Presents
Oscar Wilde’s most brilliant, witty comedy

Directed by
Michael Clipperton
Produced by
Conrad Boyce

April 9 – 11 and 16 – 18 Evenings 8:00pm
Saturday Matinee April 18, 3:00pm

Tickets at • 905.862.5654
Brockstreet Music, 43B Brock St. W., Uxbridge

Writers’ Circle of Durham Region

Durham Region is home to a vibrant community of freelance writers, authors, poets, playwrights and journalists. Several hundred of us belong to the Writers’ Circle of Durham Region. Our one-of-a-kind organization actively supports experienced and developing writers through monthly breakfast meetings, workshops and other events.

Close to a hundred talented writers gather on the second Saturday of the month to enjoy an industry speaker or a special event, and to network with other creative people at our breakfast meetings. These meetings also provide an opportunity to meet the notable speakers we bring in. For example, in March, we have booked Robert J. Sawyer, Canada’s czar of science-fiction. In April, it’s Nicholas Boothman, best-selling author of How to Make Someone Like You in 90 Seconds or Less. May brings a panel discussion with an agent, small press publisher and Shelley MacBeth of Uxbridge’s Blue Heron Books.

To learn more about the Writers’ Circle of Durham Region, please explore our website at

The Artist Project Toronto

Lynne McIlvride Evans – Booth:506
The Artist Project Toronto returns to the historic Liberty Grand for its second annual exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art. Discover the work of over 125 of the best juried independent artists. Whether you are a first time buyer or a seasoned collector, this four day art fair is a rare opportunity to meet and purchase directly from both established and emerging artists.

The Artist Project Toronto will be presented at the historic Liberty Grand located at Exhibition Place, 25 British Columbia Road, Toronto Ontario

March 5 – 8, 2009

Media Preview
Thursday 6 – 7pm

Friday 11am – 8pm
Saturday 11am – 8pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm


This is my Life


Uxbridge Youth Centre Photography Show
Saturday Feb 28, 2009 1-4 pm
34 Brock St West, Uxbridge


The Borelians’ Present “PETER PAN”

Town Hall 1873 in Port Perry
Evenings at 8 pm: February 19 – 21, 26- 28 and March 6
Matinees at 2 pm: February 21 & 28 and March 7

A fundraising art draw will be held each performance to raise money for both the Great Ormond St Children’s Hospital in London, England and the Port Perry Hospital Foundation, as well as the Borelians scholarship fund. The donated paintings will be on display in the patron’s lounge of the theatre and tickets may be purchased pre-show and during intermission.

Tickets $21 adults and $19 seniors / students are available from:
Meta4 Gallery, 200 Queen St. Port Perry 905 985 2435 or 1 888 985 2435

Uxbridge Music Scholarship Concert