Monday, April 11

Spring Events in Muskoka and Almaguin

Here's a list of what's happening in Muskoka and the Almaguin Highlands this spring. Got a local event to share? Let me know and I'll add it to the list.

Adventures in Urban Food Growth
Author, gardener and activist Lorraine Johnson will be speaking about her unconventional outlook on the world of gardening. She is involved with numerous community groups such as the Toronto Community Garden Network and has published over ten books. Lorraine will be at the Algonquin Theatre on Thursday, April 21st beginning at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15 per person. Visit the Algonquin Theatre for details.
April 21, 7:30 pm

Easter Long Weekend

Fern Glen Inn
The first long weekend of the spring! Treat yourself to a little getaway to Fern Glen Inn to renew, recharge and rejuvenate yourself. (p.s. There will be chocolate!). Book online or send us an email to reserve your weekend getaway.
April 22 - 24

Muskoka Home & Cottage Show
The Muskoka Home & Cottage Show offers consumers a wide selection of home building and renovation products and services. Even if you don't have a home or cottage in Muskoka, you'll get some great decorating ideas to bring a little bit of "up north" home with you. At the Bracebridge Memorial Arena. Admission is free with donation to the Food Bank of Muskoka (cash or non-perishable food item).
April 29, 2pm - 8pm
April 30, 9am - 5pm
May 1, 10am - 4pm

Margaret Trudeau
The Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Technologists, at their annual general conference, presents a public lecture and book signing featuring celebrated Canadian and mental heath advocate, Margaret Trudeau. For details and to reserve a seat for $30.00, visit the OAMRT.
April 30, 2:50 - 4:30 pm

Victoria Day Long Weekend
Fern Glen Inn
Better known as the May two-four, it's the unofficial launch of the outdoor season, a weekend to get out of the city and into the woods. Spend the weekend at Fern Glen Inn and we can help you with plans to go canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, or just chilling out in the fresh air. Book online or send us an email to reserve your weekend getaway.
May 20 - 23

Muskoka Heritage Place
Museum, pioneer village, and portage flyer train open for the season. For more information please visit Muskoka Heritage Place.
May 21, 10am - 4pm

Spin the Lakes Cycle Tour
Attention Cyclists! Bring your bicycle for a beautiful spin around the lakes of Muskoka. Choose from 50 km, 110 km, and 170 km routes. Visit Muskoka Cycling Club - Spin the Lakes for details.
May 29

Reel Paddling Film Festival
Algonquin Outfitters presents a night of “reel” excitement showcasing the best paddling films of the year. The festival has been created to inspire more people to embrace the paddling lifestyle and appreciate the heritage of the places we paddle. Tickets are $15.00. Visit the Algonquin Theatre for details or to purchase online.
June 1, 7pm

Huntsville Model Railway Exposition
Discover the history and artistry of working railroads in miniature, including scenery, structures and realistic operation. Vintage pieces, top-notch collections, demonstrations, workshops and working toy train layouts in 20,000 sq ft at the Summit Centre. Admission is $6.00. For more information visit the Huntsville Train Society.
June 18, 10am - 5pm
June 19, 10am - 4pm

Muskoka Triathlon
The Muskoka Triathalon and Duathalon returns to Huntsville with the sprint triathlon on Saturday beginning at 4pm, and the long course triathlon and duathlon on Sunday beginning at 8am. For details and registration visit Trisport Canada.
June 25 & 26

Grady's Paddle for SickKids
Burk's Falls to Magnetawan
Paddle 32km down the Magnetawan River in the 2nd annual fundraising event to raise money for SickKids Hospital. Collect pledges for your chance to win some fabulous prizes, including a new kayak and other great experiences and gear. Finish with a barbeque and entertainment. Visit Grady's Gift for details and to download registration forms and pledge sheets.
Register by June 25
Paddle on July 9

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Looking Ahead...
The Huntsville Festival of the Arts kicks off the summer with a great lineup of performers throughout July, including Hawksley Workman, Serena Ryder, Steven Page, George Canyon, the Crash Test Dummies and more.

The Algonquin Theatre is a 400-seat venue, making for a wonderfully intimate concert experience. Many of these shows sell out well in advance, so take a look and book your tickets now.

Visit the Huntsville Festival of the Arts July Events for details.

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