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Uxbridge High Drama Presents Pride and Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice Poster
The Uxbridge Secondary School Dramatic Arts Department is proud to present…

Pride and Prejudice
By Jane Austin
Adapted for the Stage by Jon Jory

Selling over 20 million copies, Jane Austin’s, Pride and Prejudice is one of the most famous and beloved novels in English literature. Its popularity has resulted in the demand of audiences for a dramatization of the novel– ours being one of them.
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Filled with brilliant wordplay, laughter, dance and gorgeous costumes, Pride and Prejudice is a delightful theatrical experience that will appeal to all. Come out to support the dedicated students of Uxbridge Secondary School and experience the magic of Jane Austen’s world. Shows are Jan 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th and 17th 2015. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., curtain at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.

Uxbridge Historical Centre

Wednesday, October 15, 7pm – Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society presents Ted Barris and his book, The Great Escape: Presentation and book signing with author and educator Ted Barris discussing his latest book, The Great Escape. At the Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6. All are welcome to attend, light refreshments, donations appreciated. www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com for details.

Friday, October 24, 7pm to 9pm – Fright at the Museum, Haunted Village and Scavenger Hunt. Interactive and family appropriate with some scary content. $2/person at the door. Last entry at 8:30pm. At the Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6. Visit www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com for details.

Tuesday, October 28, 7 to 9pm – Museum Lecture Series presents PROO(F): Paranormal Researchers of Ontario. Learn all about paranormal research and ghost hunting, including equipment and research methods, and view fascinating footage from Proo(f)’s previous paranormal research. Might not be suitable for children. Light refreshments, by donation. At the Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6. Visit www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com for details.

Wednesday, November 5th, 7 to 9pm – Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society presents the Uxbridge Legion Pipe Band. Hear the Pipe Band and learn about its history. All are welcome to attend, light refreshments, donations appreciated. At the Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6. Visit www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com for details.

Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1 to 3pm – Nurses of WW1 Presentation with author and historian Sher Leetooze. Uxbridge Historical Centre hosts a special presentation by author and historian Sherrell Leetooze with her fascinating new book ‘WW1 Nursing Sisters of Old Durham County’. For this presentation Ms. Leetooze will present her research on WW1 nurses from Uxbridge and other Ontario County communities. The author of over a dozen books on history and natural history, Sherrell’s historical knowledge and storytelling skills are bound to keep you entertained. Copies of her other books will also be available for purchase. Don’t miss it! 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge.
By donation, light refreshments. 905-852-5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca

Sunday, Sept. 21, 1:30 to 4pm – Victorian Fashion Show and Tea with historian Nancy MacLeod at the Uxbridge Seniors’ Centre, 75 Marietta Street, Uxbridge. Fundraiser for Uxbridge Historical Centre. Historian Nancy MacLeod has taken her Victorian Fashion Show all over southern Ontario and now she is bringing this popular show to Uxbridge. Victorian fashion and tradition come to life in this highly entertaining and historically accurate show that offers a fascinating look at Victorian clothing and life from the ‘Gone with the Wind’ era. Everything from the underwear on up will be modelled by members of the community.
Tea sampling, sweets and treats, door prizes and much more. Tickets $25/person available at the Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge.

Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 to 5pm – Plein Air Experience, a FREE Culture Days event at Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge. Calling all Artists and Artists-at-Heart ! Dust off your paints and brushes and experience creating art “En Plein Air” (outdoors). Participants can work at the scenic Uxbridge Historical Centre, or other outdoor locations around beautiful Uxbridge, the Trail Capital of Canada! In the afternoon, participants will showcase their art and enjoy a talk by a guest speaker. Registration and information package at Uxbridge Historical Centre 8:30-10am day of event. – See more at: http://culturedays.ca/en/2014-activities/view/53daa074-7804-4359-a67f-7d814c4a89be#sthash.8FEC67tE.dpuf

Visit the Historical Centre’s website at www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com or contact them at 905-852-5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca for more information.

From the Heart – Concert

Village Voices, directed by Joan Andrews, presents a selection of love songs in anticipation of Valentine’s Day. With vocalist Sharon Smith and her group. Choral Café refreshments and Aunt Sarah’s delicious chocolates will be available.

Wednesday February 12, 2014 – 7:30 PM

Please join us in the Rehearsal Hall, upstairs at the Cornell Community Centre, 3201 Bur Oak Avenue, Markham.

Tickets: Adult $20 Sr/St $15. Children 12 and under free. At the door, call 905-294-8687 or email info@villagevoices.ca

Visit villagevoices.ca for more info. Donations for the Markham Food Bank are appreciated.

3rd Christmas Show for WindReach Farm

Scugog Council for the Arts – Sparkle Sale

Your Invitation
StuartBlowerArtist.com
to visit the
“Sparkle Sale”
Dec 7 to 21, 2013

Pink Chinese Soapstone – The Wave – $450.

Jellies Hanging Art – Gallery Wrap – 20″ x 30″ $225. also as “Gift Card” with envelope. $4.95

Sparkle Sale Opening Reception
Saturday December 7. Join us from 1 to 4 p.m.
Art and crafts from local artisans are on display until December 21 at the Scugog Council for the Arts Gallery, located at 181 Perry Street, right next to the township office.

Join us on Saturday December 7 to meet and greet some of the artists who have work on display and for sale at this years’ Sparkle Sale. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12 – 3 p.m.

Scugog Council for the Arts
http://scugogarts.ca/category/exhibits/
181 Perry Street, Port Perry, ON L9L 1B8

Stone Carving
“I look at the piece of stone until I see a shape in it, then I just chip way everything that’s not that “Shape”. – Stuart Blower – 2013

For me the ability to change a lump of stone into a specific shape and form is very satisfying. It’s a control thing, I enjoy the fact that I can shape the rock to my will and produce a three dimensional form where non existed before.
My first piece was a small, Haida myth inspired soap stone carving affectionally named Igor, who has a permanent place in our living room. He took me a year to complete, working with a wood carving knife. I finished him just in time to go back to Bancroft, Ontario to buy another piece of soapstone for my next project, which also took a year to finish. Since then, my output has increased and I am now able to work with bigger, heavier materials such as marble and granite, using air powered tools.

Red

This season, OnStage Uxbridge and Director Andy Fiddes are offering up something a little different from the repertoire normally seen at small Canadian theatres. A wonderful play named RED – which – for those who keep tabs – is a 2010 Tony Award winner, and up until this year has played only in large urban venues. Until this Fall one had to travel afar to see RED. A full purse or a wallet full of plastic would likely be necessary – RED has been presented in Chicago, Vancouver, London – well you get the idea- in big expensive cities.

RED is a compact, serious, highly concentrated play and it deals with an incident in the life of Mark Rothko one of the pioneers of American abstract expressionist painting in the 1950s. The cast is small – two actors only – allowing for a wonderful counterpoint and dramatic tension which starts early in the play and continues unabated until the very end.

RED is opening at the Music Hall Thursday Nov 28th, 29th & 30th (Fri also has a student matinee) and Thurs Dec 5th, 6th & 7th. (Sat Dec 7th also has 3:00pm matinee). All evening shows start 8:00pm. Think about coming to the Gala Friday Dec 6th 6:30.

Tickets can be purchased on line at www.onstageuxbridge.com or the Little Acorn in Uxbridge. If you need more information call Anne Wilde on the Onstage Uxbridge tel. 905-904-0895.

Wine $5 tax in, complimentary ord’eurves, tea, coffee. Friday Dec 6 is also adjudication night. You are invited to stay for the public after show adjudication.

Vaughan Of A Kind Art & Craft Show


Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vellore Village Community Centre • 1 Villa Royale Avenue, Woodbridge

SB Visual Media is pleased to extend the attached invitation to visit “Vaughan Of A Kind Art & Craft Show” where Artist – Stuart Blower is showing his newest Stone Carvings and Fine Art Photography, along with unique Jewellery Trees created using stone and brass.

To preview his work go to stuartblowerartist.com

Museum Lecture Series

A History of the Phonograph and Recorded Sound
October 24, 7pm

Mike Bryan and Keith Wright of the Canadian Antique Phonograph Society will give an entertaining presentation with illustrations and demonstrations of recorded sound from the early 1900s to the 1950s. They will play early cylinder, disc and electric machines. All are welcome to attend. Admission by donation. Uxbridge Historical Centre Schoolhouse, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street. 905-852-5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca.

‘Fright at the Museum!’
Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Mystery
October 25, 7:30pm

Prepare to be scared! Uxbridge Historical Centre presents “Fright at the Museum!”, our 1st annual Halloween scavenger hunt and mystery. With your team of family and friends, follow frightening clues and riddles around the Museum grounds and buildings to unravel this Halloween mystery under the shroud of darkness. Family appropriate, some scary content. Bring a flashlight! $2/participant. 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street. 905-852-5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca.

Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Special Exhibit at the Uxbridge Historical Centre: The Dowling Scrolls
On display Sept. 14, 15, 27 & 28, 2013

Visit the rare and remarkable Dowling Scrolls, an over 400-foot-long and 7-foot high painted canvas featuring biblical scenes and ancient scenes and cities, spread over 4 scrolls. This amazing work of art, rarely seen on public display, was painted by Uxbridge’s Reverend James Dowling in the 1870s. The Dowling Scrolls will be on display at the Museum September 14, 15, 27, & 28. This special exhibit is included with regular admission and includes a tour of the museum’s 10 heritage buildings and new travelling exhibit. ‘Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight’. The museum is located at 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street and open for tours Wednesday to Sunday and holidays from 10am to 4pm. For more information visit the museum website www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com or contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca.

Outdoor Art Workshop for Youth at the Uxbridge Historical Centre
September 29, 2013 10am-2pm
Free event, pre-register
Youth (ages 10-14) can sign up for this free Culture Days event taking place at Uxbridge Historical Centre, Sun., September 29 from 10am-2pm. Bring your art supplies and learn the technique of creating art “en plein air” (in the open air) from two prominent local artists. Participants will be inspired by the vibrant, early Fall colours of our scenic view on Quaker Hill and the beautiful grounds and buildings of the Museum. At the end of the workshop, participants will host an art show for family and friends and bring home their new works of art. Some art supplies are available for use, but if you have your own supplies you are encouraged to bring them. Contact the Museum to pre-register. For more information visit the museum website www.uxbridgehistoricalcentre.com or contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or museum@town.uxbridge.on.ca.