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UPCOMING EVENTS & FESTIVALS
WHISKEY JACK, STORIES & SONGS OF STOMPIN' TOM
March 1, 2019, 7pm
South Huron Recreation Centre, Exeter

For 4 decades, Whiskey Jack has been performing their unique brand of Canadian country music coast to coast. 

In the 1980's they were featured on CBC TV's Tommy Hunter Show. Watching the Whiskey Jack segment (The Ol' Black Porch) every Friday night, the retired Stompin' Tom Connors would become an avid Whiskey Jack fan, enjoying the humour and the amazing musicianship, along with 2 million of his fellow Canadians. 

When Stompin' Tom resumed his career after 13 years away, he called Whiskey Jack and invited them to join him in the studio to record his acclaimed album, "Dr. Stompin' Tom...Eh?" These two Canadian musical institutions would continue to perform and record together until Tom's death in 2014. 

Those years with Stompin' Tom were the seeds that blossomed into the show they tour with today, Stories and Songs of Stompin' Tom.

Tickets (non-refundable) $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Tickets available at Ticketscene.ca 
  
94 Victoria St. E., Exeter, ON
MEMORIES IN MARCH - GET OUTDOORS
March 11-15, 2019
Pinery Provincial Park, Grand Bend

The Pinery Park Visitor Centre is open 10am to 5pm daily throughout March Break, with exhibits, indoor programming, nature documentaries, a scavenger hunt, guided hikes, Chickadee Programs, skiing, snowshoeing and skating (weather permitting). Overnight stays in tent, trailer or heated Yurts!


9526 Lakeshore Road, Grand Bend
TUNDRA SWANS RETURN
March Annually
Thedford Bog, Grand Bend

For many Lambton County residents, spring is associated with the return of the tundra swans. Once the swans start to arrive, spring cannot be far behind! 

Lambton Shores is fortunate to have a natural staging area for tundra swans returning to Canada's Arctic, behind the Lambton Heritage Museum's property on farmland known as the Thedford Bog. 

In a good year, there may be 15,000 individual birds resting on the bog, attracted by the melt water of spring and the remnants of the prior year's corn crop.

Call ahead or check the website as the swans can arrive as early as mid-February or as late as mid-March.

Check the museum's migration calendar for daily updates about the number of swans spotted in the area. And when you visit the swans, drop by the museum for great exhibits and family activities ( Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Tuesday, March 19, 2019), including:
  • Exploring interpretive displays
  • Seeing a tundra swan up close
  • Discovering the story behind the Thedford Bog
  • Learning about the tundra swan's migration story
  • Testing your knowledge with an interactive quiz
  • Enjoying craft time with step-by-step instructions on folding an origami swan
During March Break, the museum is providing access to Makerspace equipment. Bring your school age children to try their hands at a button maker or programming an ozobot, a pocket-sized robot. This special programming will be available March 11-15 from 11am - 3pm.

519-243-2600
   
10035 Museum Road, Grand Bend
JEREMY FISHER & DANNY MICHEL
March 22, 2019
Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield

Jeremy Fisher
Listening to Mint Juleps, the fifth album by two-time Juno Award nominee Jeremy Fisher, is like ambling through the long and relaxed dog days of summer. The acoustic-driven collection of 12 songs reunites Fisher with his folk-drenched musical roots and is a veritable throwback to the golden era of the singer-songwriter. Call him a renaissance man, or even a modern-day folk hero. Whatever you call him, it's clear that Jeremy Fisher is bringing back the nearly forgotten art of making a great record from start to finish, and forging a career path that is built to endure.

Danny Michel
With nominations for three Juno's, the Polaris Prize, The CBC "Heart Of Gold" and six solo albums to his credit, Danny Michel is unquestionably one of Canada's finest songwriters.His thoughtful lyrics & earnest performances have earned him a devoted fan base. A musical chameleon, able to slip into many genres with ease. An adventurous & fearless artist. A master at striking the right balance between unpredictability and meeting expectations, leaving you wanting more as soon as it's over.

He gained publicity in 2008 for making the tracks of his hit single "Feather, Fur & Fin" available for his fans to remix and then posting their submissions on his website. In 2011 he relocated to Belize. There he founded the "Danny Michel Ocean Academy Fund" to help raise scholarships for small non-profit community high school. To date he's raised over $70,000.00 for the school and volunteers there when he can.

General admission tickets are $45 available from ticketscene.
 
www.ticketscene.ca/events/20680
   
Bayfield Town Hall, Bayfield
PAINT ONTARIO
The Places and Faces of Ontario
March 29 - April 20, 2019
Lambton Heritage Museum, Grand Bend

One of the foremost juried art shows in Ontario, Paint Ontario is a juried competition and sale of more than 300 pieces of original artwork done in a variety of media from Canadian artists all over Ontario.

This one-of-a-kind show is one of very few that supports emerging and professional artists. 

The heart of the show is representational artwork. Judges use the most encompassing definition to provide a variety of work for purchase and to include more artists.

All displayed pieces are juried and all pieces are for sale. Most artists agree, one of the best compliments is the sale of a painting. Prices range from as little as a couple of hundred dollars to several thousands. You do not need to be wealthy to take home a beautiful and original piece of art to enhance your home!

Enjoy the art show, art demonstrations and talks 10am to 5pm weekdays and 11am to 5pm weekends.

Entrance fee to Paint Ontario is FREE with museum admission: Adults $5, Students $4, Children $3.

519-243-2600 / www.paintontario.com
   
10035 Museum Road, Grand Bend



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