Thursday, April 2

Spring Happenings

Events and activities in and around Fern Glen Inn, Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands this spring. Check back often as we add new items as we hear of them.

Easter Weekend
The first long weekend of the season! Getaway for some rest and relaxation, nibble a chocolate bunny, and watch the world reawaken around you.
April 10-13

Dorset Evening of Wine, Words, Music and Art
This 6th annual celebration of the arts will be held at the Dorset Recreation Centre. The evening includes writers reading from their works, music, visual arts and refreshments. Tickets are $6 each or two for $10. Call 705-766-9968 for details.
April 24, 6:30pm

Powassan Maple Syrup Festival
Spend a great day outdoors celebrating this sweet sign of spring. The 12th annual festival features a lumberjack show, Scottish heavy events demonstration, sheep shearing, antique cars, live music, vendors, and of course,
tours to the Sugar Bush and horse-drawn wagon rides. Located in the town of Powassan, about a 45 minute drive north of the inn. Visit the Powassan Maple Syrup Festival for details.
April 25

Reel Paddling Film Festival
Canoe and kayak enthusiasts (and armchair-adventurers) will be thrilled and inspired at this screening of the world's best paddling films. Now in it's 4th year, the Reel Paddling Film Festival tours 75 cities around the world, including a stop at Huntsville's Alqonquin Theatre, with thanks to Algonquin Outfitters for sponsoring this event. Tickets are $12 each. Visit the Algonquin Theatre for ordering and details.
April 29, 7pm

Soapmaking 101
SoapStones store in Huntsville is offering a free workshop in soapmaking. Watch an expert make soap the old fashioned way and learn why it needs time, high quality oils and imagination. No cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Visit SoapStones in Huntsville for more information.
May 4, 5:30-7:30pm

The Art of Remembering
An exhibition
of works by artists who’ve lost loved ones to cancer and those whose lives have been touched by cancer. A celebration of life, remembrance and hope. Friday evening Gala features opening words from Roy MacGregor, plus refreshments and live entertainment. Saturday is the exhibition, sale and silent auction with proceeds benefiting the Canadian Cancer Society. Located at HV Resort, Hunstsville. Visit the Art of Remembering for details.
May 8, 6-10pm & May 9, 10am-4pm

Fern Glen Garden Centre season opening
The local garden centre re-opens for the 2009 season with a weekend celebration. The Moose FM will be broadcasting from the centre on Saturday and giving away some prizes and gifts. The new cafe with a selection of coffees, herbal teas and treats will be giving a free coffee to mothers all weekend long. Early planting items will be in stock as well as gift items and garden decor. The garden centre is located at Masons Rd and Fern Glen Rd, just minutes from the inn.
May 9 & 10

Mother's Day
Treat your mom to a weekend away, perhaps to browse some antique shops or barn sales, or challenge yourselves with a 13km walk along the Seguin Trail to Sprucedale. We would love to make your mom a delicious breakfast here at the inn, but if you can't get away for the weekend, why not whip up a tasty brunch for her featuring asparagus and poached eggs
and strawberry shortcake.
May 10

Clay Masks Workshop
SoapStones store in Huntsville is offering a free workshop in how to make masks from your kitchen. Learn about the various clays used in SoapStones products and what they bring to your skin. No cost to attend, but advance registration is required. Visit SoapStones in Huntsville for more information.
May 17, 2-4pm

Victoria Day, better known as the May Two-Four
This is the weekend when Canadians from coast to coast get out of their respective cities and celebrate the return of outdoor weather. B&B's, hotels, and campsites fill up around the Huntsville and Algonquin area, so book your own long weekend getaway well in advance.
May 15-18

Spin the Lakes Road Bike Tour
Not a race, this event is a great opportunity for cyclists of all levels to hit the road and take a spin through gorgeous Muskoka scenery. Choose from 50km, 110km or 170km routes. The event is supported with vehicles, food and water stations; plus everyone who registers gets a post-ride pasta dinner and the chance to win prizes. Proceeds go to Share the Road Cycling Coalition. Visit Muskoka Cycling Club for registration, route maps and further info.
May 24

Muskoka Triathlon and Duathlon
Ontario's Ironman Qualifier takes place in and around Huntsville. The long course races end right downtown, perfect for cheering the remarkable athletes as they finish their grueling challenge. Visit Trisport Canada - Muskoka for further info.
June 13-14

Fly Almaguin Celebration of Flight
The South River Sundridge Airport is marking 100 years of aviation in Canada with a weekend celebration. Planned activities include aircraft displays, COPA for Kids flights, hangar movie theatre showing plane movies, local vendors, music & food. There will also be a full-size replica of the Silver Dart on display. Visit Fly Almaguin Celebration of Flight for details.
June 20-21

Father's Day
Even dads like getaways! Especially when they have so many activities to choose from. Within an easy drive of the inn, there are numerous golf courses, canoe and kayak rentals, hiking trails, and restaurants serving up hearty steaks and blue-plate specials.
June 21

Celebrating Muskoka Recital
Attend the 'world premiere' of internationally acclaimed composer Nancy Telfer's new composition, written especially for the Huntsville Suzuki School of Music. The performance takes place in a natural setting, visually interpreted with an exhibition by photographer Alija Bos. Taking place at the Jerret's barn on Hwy 60, Huntsville. Refreshments will be served. Tickets are $20. Visit The Algonquin Theatre for details.
June 21, 2pm-4pm

Wood n Things Rendezvous
Two-day event featuring chainsaw carving, instrument fabrication, log & twig furniture, wildlife and decoy carving. Live demos, displays, silent auction, farmer's market, bbq, and live entertainment. All taking place in the nearby town of Magnetawan. Visit Wood n Things Rendezvous for details.
June 26-27

The Group of Seven Mural Festival
During this 10-day event, seven new murals will be added to Huntsville's Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery. Each mural is a larger-than-life reproduction of an original piece by one of Canada's famed Group of Seven artists. During the festival, you can watch the muralists work their craft, and you can even participate and "add your brush stroke" to one of the murals. Visit The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery for details.
June 26 - July 5

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