February is here and it's a month full of reasons to celebrate. We are half way through winter with equal opportunity left to experience the outdoors or cozy up inside. Occasions to show our love and appreciate our friends and family are sprinkled throughout the calendar. Yes, these events will be different this year, but we can still celebrate by finding safe ways to connect, making the little moments memorable, and continuing to support our local community. It's all possible, right here in Orangeville.
Take-out has never tasted so good
We may miss the experience of dining out, of being served by friendly people, and relaxing in the atmosphere of our favourite restaurant surrounded by appetizing sights, sounds and smells. But ordering take-out is the next best thing and with Orangeville’s incredible selection of food and drink options, it is a tempting solution. Many restaurants and pubs have prepared new offerings just for the take-out occasion, inviting you to savour safely at home. Below are just a few of the many at-home dining options to choose from in Orangeville.
Lavender Blue Catering is offering a full selection of frozen entrees and soups alongside their take-out dessert counter at Le Finis. Check out their weekly "Night In" menu for a complete and satisfying meal to enjoy on the weekend. The Valentine's Day menu looks love-ly!

Curry Mantra dishes up authentic flavours from India with a traditional, yet distinctive selection of menu items. Throughout the pandemic, they have also been offering free meals to those in need and supporting many local organizations. Follow along on Instagram to find their daily specials and an exclusive prix fixe menu for Valentine's Day.

Euphoria Cafe & Smoothies has just launched a new app, making it even easier to order online and stay connected. Their popular smoothies pair well with a sourdough grilled cheese or a salad bowl. Vegan options available!

For over 30 years, the Bluebird Cafe and Grill has been serving up authentic and fresh-to-order meals. This video gives you a behind-the-scenes look at their bustling take-out kitchen and yes, it will make you hungry!
May we interest you in a beverage?

Don't forget the drinks! These unique, local offerings will help you create that coveted dine-in experience right into your own home.
Revival 1863 continues to create their signature cocktails, but now to enjoy at home. Beautifully presented and hand crafted, these cocktail kits can be ordered by Friday at 1 p.m. for weekend pick up. Email info@revival1863.com for details. 

Mill Creek Pub is now offering draught beer to go. Sixty-four ounce growlers are available, filled with your choice of 14 beer options.

It’s all about local at the Taphouse Craft Beer + Kitchen. Every beer and cider on their menu is made in Ontario, including two of their very own brews. Exclusive and seasonal offerings are also available. Beer lovers looking for one-of-a-kind options can order online for pick up or delivery. 
Made with love

Sweeten up Valentine's Day with a delectable treat for your loved ones. Only fresh and local ingredients are used when making Wicked Shortbread's scrumptious selection of cookies and bars. The Chocolate Shop is a one-stop-shop for chocolate lovers, where you'll find a tempting array of chocolates, truffles, heart-shaped confectionary, and more. Get in touch with More than Just Baskets to create a customized gift filled with local goodies. Pre-made baskets are also available to get you started. Whatever you choice to give, don't forget to treat yourself!
Theatre Orangeville Presents...Online

If you haven't experienced one of Theatre Orangeville's online performances, now is the time! Fill your February by enjoying theatrical experiences at home. Exclusive links can be purchased for each show and provide plenty of time to watch the show online.

Brave New Works | January 29 to February 11
This show captures the real essence of theatre, created and performed by members of Theatre Orangeville's Youth Alumnae. With no limits on content, the work created by these emerging young local theatre artists is bold, funny, raw, uncensored, and honest.

An Affair of the Heart | February 12 to 25
Share a fun-filled evening together enjoying music, laughter, and romance. It’s the perfect Valentine’s date! 

ScriptTease | February 26 to March 11
If you are wondering what new plays or musicals Theatre Orangeville is preparing for your enjoyment, this show is for you. This virtual performance will be the first of an ongoing series of readings of original works created through the Theatre's New Play Development process. Be among the very first to experience these new performances, all of which are destined for the Opera House stage. 

Find details for all virtual shows at theatreorangeville.ca.
Local Food Pick Up offered by Orangeville Winter Market
February 6, 20 and every second Saturday until April
9 to 10 a.m.
Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre

The Winter Farmers' Market has transitioned to a local food pick up model. Customers can order directly from participating vendors by Thursday at 6 p.m. and then pick up on Saturday between 9 and 10 a.m. in the parking lot at Tony Rose Memorial Sports Centre.

To find full details including a list of participating vendors, visit downtownorangeville.ca.
Sweet sounds of summer
The Orangeville Blues & Jazz Festival is included in a Canadian coast to coast blues documentary called Chrome Thunder and Blues. The trailer for the complete documentary will be presented this spring, but until then, you can enjoy this footage from the 2019 festival and experience the sweet sounds of summer.
Get the grills fired up
The Rotary Ribfest is back for 2021! The drive thru model is returning on July 16 and 17. This smaller version of the usual summer festival will be just as tasty with two ribbers and three food vendors serving up great food for a good cause.
Find more details online and mark your calendars now.
On the hunt for details in downtown Orangeville
Many families have been spending a lot of time together lately. If you’ve run out of ideas to keep everyone entertained, you're in luck. Grab your phone and get ready to explore downtown Orangeville in a new way.

We've created a digital scavenger hunt to help you discover some of the details that make downtown Orangeville unique. Your quest is to solve 16 clues about public art, local businesses, and historical elements located in the downtown area. The hunt begins near Town Hall and takes you along the north side of Broadway to just past First Street. Cross to the south side of Broadway and make your way back. All clues can be found in the order listed.

The route is all outdoors so dress for the weather. You will not need to enter any businesses to find any of the answers so it can be done safely at any time. The entire route travels along sidewalks the whole time, making it an easy stroll for all participants.
The digital scavenger hunt is available by downloading the free Goose Chase app. Simply get the app and then search for "Orangeville" or enter game code 1BXJBZ. After you register, get ready to answer the clues. If you prefer an offline experience, you can download the printable version of the hunt here.

Make sure to share any photos or videos of your fun with us on Facebook or Instagram. Happy hunting!
News for retailers, restauranteurs, and tourism-service providers
Just announced: New support program for tourism businesses
Central Counties Tourism has launched a new Business Support Program. Eligible businesses may be reimbursed for up to 50% of eligible paid expenses (to a maximum of $15,000) incurred beginning April 1, 2020. Funds are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
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