June 2nd and 3rd, 2012
10 AM to 5 PM
Come see the amazing art from these award-wining artists – sculpture in wood, metal and multimedia, fibre art, glass, paintings, photography, pottery, and unique art jewelry! Meet the artists and hear their stories of inspiration and process. Find the exceptional “treasures” you will want to take home to your family and friends!
Travel through the picturesque countryside of Goodwood and Claremont and then down into Greenwood, Ajax and Pickering. Watch for the Wild at Heart signs, which will guide you to the 12 sites. Brochures and easy to read maps are available on the website, in nearby venues, or phone for one to be sent to you by mail. However, if you can’t come this weekend, do contact these distinctly intriguing artists for your own personal showing – many are open year round by appointment. 905-473-1711
Opening June 9, 2012
The Gifts of the North exhibit is a collection of anthropomorphic sculptures that represent the natural and cultural heritage of northern Ontario. Artist Janet Hannam used many techniques to create each of her 18 sculptures, including spinning, weaving, painting, sewing, clay-working, and many of the sculptures are made with objects found in nature. This unique exhibit is not to be missed!
Regular Admission Fees Apply
Wed-Sun and Holidays
June 9 until October 8, 2012
Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession 6, Uxbridge
June 9, 2012 at 2pm
Historian Nancy McLeod is bringing her Victorian Fashion Show to Uxbridge Historical Centre! This historically accurate and highly entertaining show offers a fascinating look at early Victorian clothing and life from the ‘Gone with the Wind’ era. Everything from underwear and up will be modeled on members of our community.
Following the fashion show there will be complimentary refreshments in the schoolhouse and a tour of our newest exhibit, Gifts of the North. Fashion Show 2-3pm.
This is a fundraiser for Uxbridge Historical Centre
Tickets: Adults $20 (Historical Society Members $15); Groups of 6 or more 20 % off each ticket price; Children 12 and under $5
Saturday May 12th – 7:30 PM VILLAGE VOICES presents, BEGINNINGS
On the eve of Mother’s Day, the choir will perform a selection of songs celebrating birth, rebirth, children and motherhood. Featuring singers from the choir performing solos and duets. Joan Andrews, director. Gerald Loo, accompanist.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street Markham North, Markham. Wheelchair accessible. $20 $15(Sr/St) Children under12 free. At door. Call 905.294.8687 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve. Please join us for free refreshments after the concert.
Sunday, April 29 – 2:00 pm – WHISKEY JACK in concert at St. Paul’s Leaskdale, 12251
Regional Rd. #1, Leaskdale, ON.
Whiskey Jack, a Canadian music institution for over 30 years, were regulars on the Tommy Hunter Show, and toured with Stompin’ Tom Connors. Enjoy an intimate afternoon of bluegrass/roots music and stories by one of Canada’s longest running bluegrass/country combo’s. Joining banjo player Duncan Fremlin will be fellow Whiskey Jack founder Bob McNiven on guitar and vocals; two time bluegrass fiddle player of the year award winner, Randy Morrisson; perhaps Canada’s finest harmonica player Howard Willett and very special guest, former bass player for the legendary Humber River Valley Boys, Eric Jackson.
Opening the show will be LUCK OF THE DRAW, an exciting new combination of seasoned local musicians featuring the dynamic vocal and instrumental stylings of Chris Saunders, Carlie Laidlaw, Haydee Grant, and Michelle Charlton.
Concert starts at 2:00 pm – $20.00 per person.
Tickets and information: Online at: www.cootentertainment.ca Also available at Blue Heron Books; Leaskdale Country Store; or phone 416-540-9831; Email: TJMcCreight@aol.com
Artists of Uxbridge 6th Annual Art Show & Sale
Sat Apr 28th & Sun Apr 29th 10:am to 4:pm
Lodge Hall-Museum Historical Centre
On the last weekend of April, the Artists of Uxbridge will be holding their 6th annual Art Show and Sale in the Lodge Hall, at the Museum grounds. Visitors can expect to find more than a hundred pieces of artwork painted by about 20 different artists using watercolour, acrylic, and oil, as well as wonderful pencil and charcoal drawings. The diverse interests of the artists are reflected in a variety of subjects, style and size of the artwork.
Artists of Uxbridge is a local art group established in 2005 with the intention of bringing artists together once or twice a week to draw and paint, share presentations and demonstrations, and participate in various workshops. A formal committee is in place to plan special activities and demonstrations.
Since its inception, the group has grown to some twenty-five members.
Everyone is encouraged to visit the Show and to browse the artwork and chat with the artists over coffee and a cookie. Who knows, if something appeals, you may find yourself buying an original, a print or an art card.
For more information please call Louise de Bourbon 905-852-9333
The 8th Annual Silverbirch Charity Concerts are scheduled for March 23 and 24, at the Uxbridge Music Hall, 16 Main St. S., Uxbridge, ON, 7:30 PM
We are raising funds to support ArtsCan Circle, a registered charity that sends musicians/artists to the far north to work with kids in the remote native villages. More info on their website: www.artscancircle.ca
Concert info: www.silverbirchcharityconcert.ca
Friday, March 23 – Lynn Miles in Concert. The Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit will open.
Saturday, March 24 – J.P. Cormier in Concert. The Dnes Sisters will open.
INTERNATIONAL STARS TO HEADLINE UXBRIDGE CHARITY CONCERTS
Two of Canada’s top award-winning musical talents will light up the stage at the Uxbridge Music Hall as they headline the EIGHTH ANNUAL Silverbirch Charity concerts.
Ottawa-based Lynn Miles will star in the Friday, March 23, concert, fresh from her triumph at this winter’s Canadian Folk Music Awards. Miles was honored as Songwriter of the Year for her current album, “Fall For Beauty,” which also earned a nomination for Contemporary Album of the Year. Miles is also a Juno award winner, has released seven albums and toured internationally.
She’ll be accompanied on guitar and mandolin by Keith Glass, a founding member of the acoustic country supergroup, Prairie Oyster. The Cris Cuddy Acoustic Unit will open the show with great original songs, hot picking, and fine harmony.
But that’s only the beginning of a stellar weekend at the Music Hall. If you love great guitar-picking as well as hot fiddling, mandolin-playing and banjo-picking there’s an extra special treat in store at the Saturday, March 24 show.
Nova Scotia’s J.P. Cormier will be making his final appearance after announcing his retirement from touring and live performance. Cormier, a multi-award winner as an instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, will be backed by his longtime partners, The Elliott Brothers, in a show that ranges from lilting maritime folk, to blistering bluegrass. This could be the last chance for area acoustic music-lovers to catch a live performance by the man Chet Atkins called “one of the most important guitar players of his generation.” The Dnes Sisters will kick off the evening with toe-tapping fiddle music.
Tickets will be $25.00 per person per show. Tickets online at www.silverbirchcharityconcert.ca or Email TJMcCreight@aol.com: or phone Tom at 416-540-9831. Tickets are also available at Blue Heron Books in Uxbridge.
The Uxbridge Music Hall will turn into a jurors’ deliberation room as 12 men try to decide the fate of a young boy. During the trial of a boy accused of his father’s murder, a lone juror takes a stand against the guilty verdict handed down by the others as a result of their preconceptions and prejudices. An intense deliberation that takes “beyond a reasonable doubt” heavily into consideration ensues as the first juror to vote “not guilty” explains his trepidation against voting guilty to his fellow jurors. Some of the jurors are truly interested in making a good, righteous decision, while others are more eager to finish up quickly so that they can attend that evening’s baseball game.
Set in late 1950s New York, the play was written by Reginald Rose, (the original script was a teleplay). Rose also wrote the 1957 film version script, which starred Henry Fonda and was directed by Sidney Lumet. Other well-known actors that have appeared in other versions of 12 Angry Men are George C. Scott, who won a Golden Globe for his supporting role, and Jack Lemmon.
Udora resident Bryan Mailey will be directing this production, and is excited about working with OnStage Uxbridge in his directorial debut with OnStage. He has directed and co-directed various productions in the past, mostly with the Borelians in Port Perry. He’s been on stage numerous times in both plays and musicals.
“I am very pleased with the cast I have. There will be several new faces as well as some great seasoned actors who are all committed to working hard and developing their characters. With an outstanding set designer in place and a great production team I am excited about bringing this powerful piece of dramatic theater to life for our audience!” says Mailey.
Producer Michelle Charette is just as excited as Mailey.
“It’s a classic courtroom drama, and is such a great script and a thought-provoking play we’re sure the audiences will enjoy it,” she exclaims.
Tickets go on sale Monday February 27th
Order tickets on line at www.onstageuxbridge.ca, by phone: 905-904-0895 or in person at La Petite Fleur 43 Brock Street West, Uxbridge
Show Dates: April 5-7, 12-14 8pm
Matinee: April 14 3:30pm
Uxbridge Music Hall
16 Main St. S., Uxbridge, ON.
Saturday November 26th, 2011, 7:30 pm
With excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, soloists from the choir and members of Markham’s Kindred Spirits Orchestra. The second half of the program features a selection of seasonal music and of course our ever popular audience sing-along. Joan Andrews, artistic director/conductor.
St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street North (east side) Markham
$20. Seniors/Students $15.
Children 12 and under free.
At the door or 905.294.8687