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May 2021

Happy Mother's Day!
Welcome May! It’s hard to believe it is already half-way through spring. The sun is shining, the grass is green and we are all looking forward to brighter days ahead. This is also the month to celebrate Mom and make her day extra special. Durham is the place to make memories with Mom all month long.

Looking for a unique gift for mom this Mothers Day? Many of Durham's local businesses offer curbside pick-up and delivery. Check out some of these local gems for gift inspiration!

For more local shopping, visit ShopDurhamRegion.ca. Shop hundreds of local products and services, and check out in one simple transaction.
Support local this Mother's Day
with delicious meals and treats
The Brock House

The Brock House has collaborated with five local companies to bring you a Mother's Day Gift Bag available for purchase with any order from their Mother's Day Family Meal menu. Choose either a Mother's Day brunch or dinner, and add on the support local Mother's Day gift bag.

The gift bag includes:

  • Scrunchie by Love Squared Kids
  • Succulent Plant by Something Green
  • Five scented Bath Bombs by The Whitby Soap Company
  • Earrings by Soko Home
  • Gemstone Bracelet by Sienna + Sage

Pre-orders are being accepted by email only.

Eat My Shortbread

Show mom how grateful you are with Eat My Shortbread's Mother's Day Stash Box.

This delicious treat box contains:

  • Four sweet scones
  • Bragg Farms aronia berry jam
  • Four assorted shortbread-based butter tarts
  • House-made clotted cream
  • SEED greeting card from Your Footprint

Place your order online.
Check out what's happening in Durham this May
The Durham Tourism calendar is your source for virtual and COVID-19 safe activities in Durham Region. Visit the calendar to see what is happening this month and beyond.

Check back often! New events are added regularly.
Rolling Hills Studio celebrates 10th anniversary
Rolling Hills Studio has been serving the creative community of Durham Region since 2011 when it was founded by artist Anja Kooistra. As the name tells it, Rolling Hills Studio is located north of Uxbridge in the rolling hills of rural Sunderland—a short drive from Toronto.

This spring, the studio will celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 22. Help celebrate by working a full-day or half-day workshop!

Creative one-day workshops (learning to work with fabric) are held in the extensive studio—a renovated rustic barn, located on the property—by appointment only.

Experience an unforgettable workshop with your friends, family, or partner. Learn how to work with fabric, clay, and medium (Powertex) to create your own work of art. With Anja's guidance, she teaches you new techniques with an approachable and fun attitude. She is an energetic hostess and loves to inspire people to create fun art through sculpture. From whimsical fairies to blue herons, a wide selection of workshops can be found on the website and are updated regularly.

When safe to do so, these classes are great for parties and can be customized according to your occasion.
Ontario Philharmonic I Together Through Music 2021 online concert series
Ontario Philharmonic (OP) is in its 64th season (founded in 1957) and continues its rise as one of the most thrilling professional orchestras in Greater Toronto.

OP’s 2021 online season is a special concert series supporting Ontario Philharmonic through the pandemic in 2021. Tickets are available as a subscription (bundle) or individually.

  • May 15: Pianist Beatriz Boizan Plays Mozart
  • June 12: Beethoven's 5th Shines in a Special Light
  • October 2: The Flamboyant Piano - Virtuoso Interpretations
  • November 13: Violinist Esther Yoo - Musical Musings Via the World Wide Web
  • December 18: Tenor Cesar Delgado - Arias for Christmas Time - From My Heart to Yours

Get a sneak peek or Beatriz Boizan and Mozart on YouTube.

Go to OntarioPhil.ca for complete seasonal information.
For unique trip ideas or to plan your perfect day, visit DurhamTourism.ca, or call 1-800-413-0017. If this information is required in an accessible format, contact Durham Tourism.