Posts in Category: All Events

Annual Christmas Show, Cynthia Cupples, Nov 8/9

Presented by Cynthia and Friends Cynthia’s work, along with that of selected Artists & Grandma Betty’s Baking and Preserves. Paint a travel mug for yourself or as a gift, have it glazed & fired then pick it up later to enjoy! 

8319 3rd Concession, RR#1, Uxbridge, ON, L9P 1R1

just north of Davis Dr/south of Sandford Sideroad


Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards, Nov 21-23

Tom McCreight of ‘Silverbirch’  UAA member, will be at the Central Canadian Bluegrass Awards at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, ON. November 21 – 23

Tom McCreight and Silverbirch, Nov 12 & Dec 10

Tom McCreight and Silverbirch are playing bluegrass tunes at The Good Time Café, 17080 Bathurst St., Newmarket, Nov. 12 and Dec 10,  7-11 pm.


A Christmas Carol, November 30

A Christmas Carol, performed by the Ladies of the Foster, music by Marie Lynn Hammond & Brian O’Sullivan. November 30    The Foster Memorial


Uxbridge Optimist Fantasy of Lights – Christmas in the Park 2008

– An LED light display in Elgin Park at Christmas organized by the Uxbridge Optimists
– Local businesses, organizations, schools churches, and citizen groups are encouraged to participate by entering a display celebrating Uxbridge and the holiday season
– The event will consist of an evening drive or walk through Elgin Park during the Christmas season.

– Celebration of Uxbridge and Christmas
– Promotion of Uxbridge to the surrounding communities / support of tourism
– Fundraising for the youth of Uxbridge (no cost to build a display but the public will have the opportunity to donate during the event)

Set Up – Dec 17 from 2pm to 9pm
Opening Ceremony – Dec 18th 6pm
Event – Dec 18th through Dec 25th
Tear Down – Dec 26th noon to 5pm

Event Details:
Each participant will have a 25 foot lot on which to build a display using LED lights
Some lots have trees which can be incorporated or worked around
Displays can take any form including:
– wood – metal – ice sculpture – in-tree – on-ground – tree & ground

The Optimist Club will provide a sign for each display indicating the participant. Participants are encouraged to remember that the purpose of the event is to celebrate Uxbridge and the season. We encourage the “communication” of the participant’s identity and/or message but would like to limit the commercialization of the event. Please remember that the audience will consist of citizens of all ages. Please ensure the message is appropriate. We will attempt to have an appropriate level of security but please be aware that we cannot guarantee the safety of your display. Should any damage occur to your display (due to weather, vandalism, or other means) we will immediately contact you. We will offer our help in regard to repairing your display but ultimately it will be your responsibility to do so ASAP.

The enclosed map shows a “U” shaped trail through Elgin Park. Guests will enter from Main Street and exit on Water Street. The event will be set up for both walking and driving. The Optimists will “man” the entrance each evening and will hand out a brochure highlighting all participants (display owners).

The township will ensure the park is plowed for the event as required.

Each display will have access to only one electrical outlet that might be as far away as 50 feet so you will require a 50 foot extension cord and outlet bar as needed to run your display.

Please remember, LED and floodlights only.

The Optimist Club will distribute flyers around town and work with local media to inform the public of this event. To date, all feedback, from the township, local media, local service groups, and the public has been very positive.

We are very excited to be bringing this even to Uxbridge. We expect the event to grow substantially over the coming years and that eventually this event will be bringing people to Uxbridge as well as entertaining our local residence. We look forward to your participation and would like to thank you in advance for such.

Please contact the following Optimist members with any questions, comments, or to sign up for the event:

1. Fred Bendell 905 852-3257
2. John Carroll 905 852-9344
3. Brent Lunn 905 862-2445

Please note that lot selection will be awarded on a “first come, first served” basis. Please quote a lot number from the map at left when you call to sign up.

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Independents’ Day November 15th, 2008

What is Independents’ Day?On November 15th, 2008 independent booksellers all across the country will celebrate CBA Independents’ Day – a day designed to promote the importance of locally owned businesses to the lively communities they serve. In order to celebrate Independents Day in style, Blue Heron Books has arranged for 15 local authors to be available in the store on Saturday, November 15th, 2008. There will be book signings, giveaways, refreshments, local politicians and more. 

Blue Heron Books, 62 Brock St. W. 905 852 4282

2008 Holiday House Tour, presented by Station Gallery Whitby

Holiday House Tour, Whitby Ontario – November 22, 2008.

One day self-guided tour providing VIP access to some of the regions most beautiful and uniquely decorated homes.  Gain inspirational home décor and holiday decorating ideas from the participating interior designers, home décor retailers, home stagers and talented homeowners.  This event is a definite must!  Tickets are $20, proceeds support Station Gallery’s children and youth art programs.  Tickets on-sale November 1st, 2008; call 905-668-4185 or visit for details. PLUS –


A holiday inspired opportunity to exhibit and sell a selection of works in conjunction with the gallery’s signature fundraising event, the 2008 Holiday House Tour.  Details and application form available from:

Paige Sprecker, Marketing & Event Manager, Station Gallery

1450 Henry Street, Whitby, ON, L1N 0A8,

Tel: 905-668-4185 Ext: 7605, Fax: 905-668-1934 

Upcoming Events, November

Nov 5 Remembrance Day with Hugh Brewster, author of On Juno Beach and At Vimy Ridge, Uxbridge Public Library,  all day.

Nov 15 10:00 am to 5:00pm Independents Day, Blue Heron Books: authors, book signings and more  (905) 852 4282

Nov 16 Books and Brunch with Mary Swan, Wooden Sticks, 11:30am (905) 852 4282

Nov 20 A Night of Anne with Kate MacDonald Butler and Elizabeth Epperly, Simcoe St. United Church, Oshawa, 7:00pm with reception to follow

Nov 22 Savvy Sisterhood Show and Sale, Wooden Sticks, 10:00am – 6:00pm 

Of Mice and Men – Nov 13-15, 20-22

A play by John Steinbeck
directed by Ruth Smith

Nov. 13-15, 20-22, 2008

John Steinbeck wrote Of Mice And Men as a novella in 1937, before his epic novel The Grapes Of Wrath. Steinbeck was born in California, travelled around migrant worker camps, looking for work, carrying his belongings tied to a stick in the 1920s, so he was very familiar with his subject. When Of Mice And Men appeared on Broadway, it had a successful run of over 200 performances, but was banned from American school libraries for promoting euthanasia, containing profanity, racial slurs, and using vulgar and offensive language. It has since become required reading material in schools around the world. Of Mice And Men is set in the Salinas Valley in California in 1932. The Great Depression, and the collapse of farming in the midwest, is driving men westward to search for work. Lennie Small, a large simple-minded man, and his only friend George Milton, and two itinerant ranch hands, are trying to save up enough money to buy a small farm. Their travels take them to a ranch, where they meet more hopeful dreamers, and the farm seems to be within reach. But, like so many dreams born during those uncertain and terrible times, it was not to be. Join us for an evening of drama by one of America’s great writers.

Tickets available online at or by phone at
905-862-5654 or in person at Brockstreet Music, 43B Brock St. W., Uxbridge

An evening with Schubert – 2

JSchubert concert with Jane Loewen, soprano, Peter Randell clarinet, Oksana Hahn and Anthony Holt piano.

Friday November 7 at 7. 30 pm St Andrew’s-Chalmers Presbyterian Church in Uxbridge.

A lovely selection of Leider, including “Shepherd on the Rock” and the exceptional Fantasia for four hands, one piano.

Blue Heron has tickets – and at the door – $15

As autumn settles in and the days are shorter, here is a musical evening to warm hearts! Please join us!