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Theatre – On Golden Pond – Apr 17-26

Onstage Uxbridge Presents ‘On Golden Pond’ by Ernest Thompson. Directed by Cheryl Atwood

Uxbridge Music Hall
April 17-19 & 24-26, 2008 at 8pm. Matinee at 3pm April 26th.

This dramatic comedy is a simple story of Ethel and Norman Thyer, a loving couple in their twilight years, who have returned to their summer home on Golden Pond. The play examines the difficulties of growing old, the bonds between men and women, the difficulties of being someone’s daughter and the family’s relationship and interaction with the beautiful and peaceful surroundings on golden pond. Staring Conrad Boyce and Anne Gage.

Tickets available at Brockstreet Music $15 and $17 905 862 3233

Uxbridge Studio Tour – Sept 20/21

Annual Uxbridge Studio TourThe 23rd Annual Uxbridge Studio Tour & Sale
September 20 & 21, 2008
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Visit 57 Artists in 24 Studios

Admission is free.

Studio tour brochures are available at the Blue Heron Bookstore and Presents, Presents, Presents on Brock Street in Uxbridge as well as Meta4 Gallery in Port Perry. You can also get a brochure by emailing

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Spring Books and Brunch

Spring Books and Brunch events at Wooden Sticks Golf Club.

Lawrence Hill will be reading from his new novel The Book of Negroes and trading quips with interviewer Ted Barris.

Feel free to book tickets or a table by e-mailing, or by calling Shelly MacBeth at 905-852-4282.

Sunday April 6, 2008
Wooden Sticks Golf Club
11:30 am

Spring Books and Brunch

Spring Books and Brunch events at Wooden Sticks Golf Club.

Giller finalist Michael Winter will be reading from his new novel The Architects Are Here and trading quips with interviewer Anna Mackay-Smith.

Feel free to book tickets or a table by e-mailing, or by calling Shelly MacBeth at 905-852-4282.

Sunday March 2, 2008
Wooden Sticks Golf Club
11:30 am

Purple Turtle Art Festival

Dear Artist:

For the last six years we have held very successful art festivals near Baldwin on Highway 48, just south of Sutton. For the past two years, we have the opportunity of being in the centre of the cottage traffic at The Briars and The Red Barn Theatre in Jackson’s Point. Each year we have succeeded in attracting several hundred patrons who have spent more than $15,000 with our artists and artisans. We have developed a reputation of being an art festival displaying and selling high calibre artwork. This year we are holding our 7th Purple Turtle Art Festival.

We invite you to consider applying for our festival to be held at The Briars on Friday, July 11th
(3 to 8 pm), Saturday, July 12th (10 am to 8 pm) and Sunday, July 13th (11 am to 4 pm). This area at The Briars and The Red Barn will provide plenty of patrons, and the history of our first six Purple Turtle Art Festivals assures us of continued support by the many local cottagers and residents.

The 7th Purple Turtle Art Festival will feature the works of many amazing artists. It will be entirely an outdoor show, so bring your own tent, tables and chairs. Be prepared for any kind of weather, as the patrons expect the show to be full of artists for the entire weekend. Promotion of the event will be through signs and flyers in the local communities, as well as ads and calendar listings in newspapers. This year again we’ll also have cards on the tables of the local restaurants. Each year we generate a showstopper with our campaign of “purple turtle” images; people look forward to their “springing up” on the lawns along the highway and in the communities.

Won’t you consider joining us? An application is attached. Jurying will begin in March, and you should know as soon as possible if you are accepted. Send your application as soon as possible to the Georgina Art Centre (address below), where they’ll be picked up. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Yours very truly,
for the Purple Turtle Festival Committee
Malcom Madsen

Georgina Arts Centre
Attn: Heather – re. Purple Turtle
Box 1455 – 149 High Street
Sutton West, ON L0E 1R0
Hours: Sat 10-4, Sun 12-4, T-F 10-6
(closed Mondays)

Silverbirch Charity Concert

Annual Silverbirch Charity Concert: Saturday, March 1, 2008

Silverbirch hosts an evening of acoustic music at the Uxbridge Music Hall each March. This year, funds raised will be given to The ArtsCan Circle

What: 4th Annual Silverbirch Charity Concert
Where: Uxbridge Music Hall, Uxbridge, Ontario
When: Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 7:30 pm
Why: to raise funds for ArtsCan Circle
Who: Marie-Lynn Hammond (
Lenore (,
Silverbirch (five piece Bluegrass band)
The Dnes Sisters, from Uxbridge
How much: $15.00
Tickets available at: The Blue Heron Book Store Uxbridge, The Royal Canadian
Legion, Branch 170, Uxbridge;

Tickets and more information available from: Tom McCreight, General Delivery, Udora, ON
Email: Phone 705-228-8426, or 416-540-9831 (cell)

Background information:
ArtsCan Circle
“Dedicated to linking creative artists with Native youth at risk in Canada.”

The ArtsCan Circle was inspired by the work of Mike Stevens, a multi-talented harmonica player who has been traveling to communities in Labrador, at his own expense, to share his music. On these visits, Mike has distributed hundreds of harmonicas to help his young listeners discover music for themselves.

Since Mike’s initial visit to Labrador in 2000, the ‘Circle’ has grown – a Board of Directors has been established. Many musicians and artists have made trips to remote communities such as Mishkeegogamang and Pikangikum in Ontario as well as Kugluktuk in Nunavut. The hope is to encourage self-esteem amongst Native youth in these isolated communities through a cooperative exploration of the arts. Hundreds of guitars have been put in the hands of young people who otherwise are at great risk in these communities.

Recording studios are being established and all kinds of instruments are now available in these communities. ArtsCan Circle organizes on-going visits by musicians and artists who share their creative resources.

Several volunteers have had the opportunity to travel to the two Innu communities of Nataushsish and Sheshatshiu in Labrador where Mike started this whole idea. Nataushish is the re-located Davis Inlet, a community widely recognized for its problems. The children truly appreciate the chance to make music and, at least for a little while, escape the troubles of their daily lives

Individuals and organizations have responded to the work of The ArtsCan Circle by contributing musical instruments and financial donations. At this point, the instrument collection is overwhelming and the need is definitely financial. Money is required to fund trips to the villages and the transportation costs are significant. Although the musicians and artists donate their time, ArtsCan pays for airfare and ground transportation for the teams to distribute the instruments and run workshops for the kids.

ArtsCan Circle has no financial ties to the federal or provincial governments and attempts to use music as the medium to try to make positive things happen in these remote communities.

There are severe hardships related to poverty, lack of work, family dysfunction, and solvent abuse. The suicide rate is very high among young people and their home life is often very difficult.

Please take the time to visit the ArstCan Circle website for more information, and pictures of artists working with the youngsters.

Schumann Concert

Sunday – Feb 3, 2008 at 3 p.m. – St Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge.

Vocal by Jane Loewen, piano by Anthony Holt and in between, we are reading selected correspondence in the years prior to their marriage in 1840!

Special refreshments to follow!


Songs and Piano Music of Robert Schumann

“There is nobody I love so much as him. But he did not even look at me…….”

These words from Clara Wieck set the scene for a Music Recital with a difference – songs and piano music of Schumann’s will be interspersed with letters between Robert and Clara in the years before they married in 1840.

The letters reveal a story of love and devotion between these musicians, a story fraught with frustration and dividedness brought on by Clara’s paranoic father, Frederic Wieck. But the lovers win through and we are left with a wonderful heritage of songs and piano music by Robert himself.
Indeed the first twenty opus numbers – almost all music for piano – can directly be ascribed to his love for Clara.

The Recital will be presented by Jane Loewen, soprano, Anthony Holt, piano and by Conrad Boyce who will take the part of Clara’s father. The programme will be followed by rather special refreshments with a Clara-touch!

The concert is being given on Sunday afternoon, February 3, 2008 at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Uxbridge. Tickets are $15, inclusive, for adults, and $9 inclusive for students and are available at Blue Heron Books and at Green Goose Gallery in Uxbridge or at the door.

The programme starts at 3.00 p.m.and will be in support of the Uxbridge Arts Association and of other Arts organizations. Further details can be had at 905 852 5970.


Motley Theatre Company
Returns for a one night stand at the Music Hall
A evening dedicated to the Guys in our lives

A Playreading of
The Foursome
By Norm Foster

Starring Neil Crone and the guys

A fundraiser for The AhMen Project
All proceeds go toward production costs
Also Silent Auction of Gifts for the Guys
(Cash and Cheques only)

Saturday, November 3, 2007
Uxbridge Music Hall
Doors open for Auction 7:00 p.m.
Play starts 8:00 p.m.
Tickets $20 Available at Blue Heron Books

The Motley Theatre Company is putting on a Playreading on November 3, 2007 of The Foursome by Norm Foster. This is a light all-male forty something play set on the golf links…Lots of fun and made even funnier as it’s starring Neil Crone and friends.This is a fund raiser for The AhMen Project, a followup project from the successful MOM Project.

For more information call Anna


Oct 27th and 28th 10-5. Sally Wildman is exhibiting works on paper at the home of Brian and Jane Buckles on Oct 27 and 28th. The address is 2300 Conc. 7 (South of Uxbridge). Call 905 649 1643 for more information.


If you love books … and your community …
and kids … and a good time

A Fall fundraiser for the Township of Uxbridge Libraries, with great entertainment and great food.

Special guests
The Water Cooler Guys
Neil Crone – “Little Mosque on the Prairie”
Kevin Frank – Life Network’s “Pet Project”
Amy Peck & Friends – jazz musicians extraordinaire

accompanied by food from the Tin Mill Restaurant

Come and show your support for Uxbridge’s commitment to literacy and lifelong reading and
learning — and have a good time doing it!

Saturday, October 20, 2007, 7.30 p.m.
at the Uxbridge Music Hall
Tickets $35 from the Tin Mill, or the Uxbridge and Zephyr libraries (cash bar). Raffle tickets for wonderful prizes.

For more information see