How to make smiles this March Break

It’s been a long winter and let’s face it, everyone might need a little March Break! Here are a few ideas to enjoy to keep everyone happy and active:


LEARN

Clarington Community Services March Break Camp  www.clarington.net

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Maple Syrup Day www.clarington.net 

EXPLORE

Clarington Museums March Break Camps
www.claringtonmuseums.com

Clarington Public Library March Break Madness www.clarington-library.on.ca

Central Lake Ontario Conservation  Authority Hike or go geocaching in a CLOCA conservation area www.cloca.com

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority Good weather calls for a walk with nature www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca 

SLIDE

Brimacombe Ski and snowboard www.brimacombe.ca

Clarington Community Services March Break Youth Shinny and & OPG Skating Schedule www.clarington.net

SPLASH

Clarington Community Services Swim Schedule – Move, Learn, Play this March Break  www.clarington.net

CREATE

Visual Arts Centre of Clarington March Break Camp  www.vac.ca

A Gift Of Art March Break Camp  www.agiftof-art.com

Crock A Doodle March Break Kids Classes  www.crockadoodle.com

CLIMB

Joey’s World Indoor Playground www.joeysplayground.com
Joey will be on site all week, so make sure you come out to say hi!

BUILD

Courtice Flea Market Super Hero’s and Princes’s www.courticefleamarket.com 

Bev Geeves  March Break Music Camp  
905-987-5180

For more information on great things to do in Clarington: 

 Add your March Break event to our list of things to do, here: http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?com=submit

Embrace The Frost

December 3 Farmers’ Christmas Parade Parade route runs through Enniskillen, Haydon and Tyrone 905-263-8245 http://www.galleryonthefarm.com/events.html

December 4 Ladies Day at Van Belle’s Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM Shop to your heart’s content with your girlfriends during this shopping extravaganza. This is a great time to pick up that extra special Christmas gift or that fashion item that you have always wanted. Great savings on all fashion items – purses, scarves, jewelry, sweaters, tops & leggings. Learn new ways to tie a scarf, and get fashion advice from the experts as you sample gourmet food and enjoy sparkling beverages. http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102490418517-571/Van+Belle+Flowers+Calendar+of+Events+2014.pdf

December 5 Christmas Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting 6 PM to 11 PM Join us for our annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Historic Downtown Bowmanville! Usher in the holiday season with this very popular event.  Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville’s huge Christmas Tree in the town square.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer. Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street – perfect for helping you carry all of your parcels as you shop the many unique stores and restaurants that stay open late for some evening holiday shopping.Courtice Santa Clause Parade http://bowmanville.com/events/christmas-moonlight-magic

December 5 OPG Family Days: Edwardian Christmas Open House  7 PM – 9 PM Join OPG’s Family Days Christmas event located in Clarington’s Museums. Located close to downtown’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3632

December 5 Premiere Production of “Christmas Storm” presented by To Open the Stage Door actors presented at the Newcastle Community Hall at 8:00 pm. Tickets available at A Gift of Art in Newcastle or the Apple Blossom Flower Shop in Orono. http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6  Apple Blossom Flowers Christmas Open House and Anniversary http://www.appleblossomflowers.ca/

December 6 Breakfast with Santa in Orono 9 AM -11:30 AM Join in the fun and have breakfast with Santa at the Orono Town Hall! http://www.oronotownhall.ca/oth/

 December 6 and December 7 Santa’s Workshop at the Courtice Flea Market
Santa Photos, Santa Letters, Story Telling http://www.courticefleamarket.com/special_events.php

December 6 Pen & Ink Christmas Cards – Instructor Dianne Darch Explore the pen and ink techniques, leaving the workshop with amazing decorated Christmas cards! 10 AM – 2 PM Members – $35.00 Non-Members – $50.00 Minimum 4 students http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

December 7 Courtice Santa Clause Parade 12 PM – 2 PM The Annual Courtice Santa Clause parade taking place from Townline to George Reynolds Drive. https://www.facebook.com/CourticeSantaClausParade?fref=ts

December 7 Christmas Market 12 PM – 6 PM  Food trucks, crafts, baking and more! 1540 Highway 2, Courtice. Visit http://www.stutteringjohns.com for details

December 7 Christmas Cup of Tea 1 PM Celebrate the Festive Season just like the Victorians with a festive & seasonal 3 Course Afternoon Tea at Newtonville’s Tea Granny’s & Friends. $25 per person, RSVP – Limited Seating • Gift Certificates Available http://www.teagrannysandfriends.com/events.htm

December 6th and 7th Santa’s Workshop Courtice Flea Market, 905-436-1024 www.courticefleamarket.com

December 13, 2014  Christmas Chocolate Workshop – Instructor Lynn McNutt 10:30 AM – 12 PM Produce a Christmas chocolate creation. In this workshop you will create Christmas hand dipped chocolates, ‘Delicious’! You will leave with your creation wrapped and ready to be eaten. Whether you eat them or give them, either way they will be delicious! Cost: Members – $20.00 Non-Members – $30.00 Minimum 4 students Register: 905-987-2264 http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

December 13, 2014 The Annual Tyrone Christmas Celebration
Taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tyrone Community Centre!
This FREE event will feature pancakes and sausages and free pictures with Santa. Other entertainment for the kiddies is to be confirmed – we will keep you posted!

December 14, 2014 Breakfast with Santa 
9 AM – 2 PM Newtonville Community Hall. Admission Adults $7 Children 2 -12 is $4.
https://www.facebook.com/NewtonvilleHall/photos/a.177941309013567.47016.114948495312849/508751212599240/?type=1&theater

December 19, 2014 A Winter’s Evening
Terrens Wellness Centre on with free makeovers, gift with purchases, sparkling wine, nail polish and skin care demos and more.
5314 Main Street Orono, 905-983-5000

December  Holiday Swim Schedule with Community Services

December 20 Brimacombe’s Breakfast with Santa 9 AM-10:30 AM Join Brimacombe for breakfast with the one and only Santa Clause! http://www.brimacombe.ca/ Month of

January 2015 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month http://www.brimacombe.ca/ 

January 24 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day Take in the beauty of the magnificent Ganaraska Forest in the depth of winter. Receive an introductory lesson and a guided ski through the forest. Make a day of it and give free snowshoeing a try! Please dress in warm layers. In case of poor ski conditions, the alternate day to participate is February 7th. $20/person with complimentary ski rentals – Children must

Embrace The Frost – Things To Do In Clarington This Winter

Sunday Nov 2 Dollhouse and Miniature Sale Rickard Recreational Complex 10 AM- 4 PM Admission $5 http://bowmanvilleminiaturesale.dave-sawyer.com

Sunday Nov 2 Brimacombe’s Annual Ski & Board Swap Ontario Motor Sales,140 Bond Street West, Oshawa, Out with the old, in with the new! Sell your old ski or snowboard equipment and find great deals on new equipment and more! Register Used Equipment: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Sale Begins at 1 PM http://www.brimacombe.ca/news/brimacombes-annual-ski-board-swap-sunday-november-2-2014

Sunday Nov 2 Shining A Light Art Exhibit – Madelaine Alter Exhibit Opening & Meet the artist from 2pm to 4pm http://agiftof-art.com

November 5 Terrens Wellness – Open House 6 PM to 9 PM http://terrenswellnesscentre.ca 

Friday & Saturday, November 7 & 8 Christmas Open House at Van Belle’s Friday 9 AM -9 PM, Saturday 9 AM -6 PM Transport yourself into a Winter Wonderland at Van Belle Flowers Holiday Open House. This is the ideal time to purchase a new Christmas tree, gather decorating ideas, pick up a special gift, and taste gourmet delights. Browse through our “Home for the Holidays” displays featuring unique outdoor foliage pots, wreaths, garlands, swags and more. Gourmet food tastings and in-store savings throughout both days, wine sampling Friday night and decorating demonstrations on Saturday. This is an event that you do not want to miss. http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102490418517-571/Van+Belle+Flowers+Calendar+of+Events+2014.pdf

November 8 Hampton United Church Craft and Bake Sale 9 AM – 2 PM Hampton United Church, 5454 Old Scugog Rd. Check out the Craft and Bake Sale for Hampton United Church. There will be a bake table, crafts, a silent auction, bazaar table, granny’s attic, kid’s and adult penny auction and a jingle bell cafe. Please call (905) 263-2040 or (905) 263-2908 for details.

November 8 “Tis the Season” Christmas Bake Sale and Bazaar Maple Grove United Church 9 AM-1 PM The cookie Walk is an assortment of homemade cookies sold by the dozen. Simply walk through & choose your favourites. Lots of baked goods, crafts & special items for gift giving. Relax with a warm beverage & a baked treat at the café.

November 8 Snowflake Bazaar St. John’s Anglican Church, 11 Temperance St. Bowmanville A light lunch will be served in Martha’s Tea Room. Check out the bake sale, knit items, jewellery, attic treasures and Christmas items for sale.

November 9 Chamilia Holiday Trunk Show 11AM – 4PM The Village Card & Gift Shoppe is so excited to be able to share with you the Chamilia Holiday Collection, create a new Holiday tradition with Chamilia. A Chamilia Stylist will be at our fabulous event, and we feel confident you will find the perfect style, look and sentiment.

November 14 4th Annual Jacueline Kent Shopping Extravaganza 5 PM – 9PM Newcastle Community Town Hall 20 King Ave. W, Newcastle Jackie has been busy designing new lines of fashion-wear.  These trend setting fashions, jewellery, scarves, lots and lots of bling, and much more.   Jackie will also have her famous Santa’s there.evening of wine, canapes and indulgence

November 15 Bowmanville Santa Clause Parade 10:30 AM-12 PM The annual Bowmanville Santa Clause parade taking place downtown Bowmanville. http://www.bowmanvillesantaclausparade.com/

November 15-16 Christmas in the Village Enniskillen/Tyrone 10 AM – 4 PM In this self-guided tour, you can visit Clarington’s beautiful countryside and take in the scenery as well as some shopping for the holiday’s. The stops include: Gallery on the Farm, Rosemary Jenkins Pottery, Enniskillen United Church, Tyrone Mills – 1846, and Timeless Essentials. http://www.timelessessentials.ca/aboutus.php?osCsid=b8b3ea83c72e3ea1df0b87803f584286

November 15 Newcastle Home Decor Christmas Open House https://www.facebook.com/pages/Newcastle-Home-Decor/123891574302614

November 16 Newcastle Santa Clause Parade 5:30 PM Newcastle’s annual Santa Clause parade! Taking place downtown Newcastle. https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleSantaClausParade/timeline

November 22 Orono Santa Clause Parade Orono Santa Clause parade! Taking place downtown Orono. http://visitorono.com/

November 22 Christmas House Tour 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM Begin the season inspired with a tour of holiday homes decorated for the holidays! Presented by Durham Christian High School. $25 per person, for more information call 905-623-5940 http://www.dchs.com/uncategoriesed/230-christmas-house-tour-ticket-purchase

November 22 Prestonvale Tree Farm – Harvest Your Own Christmas Tree 1421 Prestonvale Road, Courtice Saturdays and Sundays from 9 AM to 5 PM Starting December 1, they are open 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM Find a large selection of quality Fraser Fir, Balsam Fir, Spruce and Pine trees ready to be cut on 60+ acres. Saws are provided. Free shaking and baling. Rest area with refreshments available for purchase. Dogs are welcome provided they are on a leash. Toll free: 1-800-311-6964 http://www.prestonvaletreefarms.com/harvest.php

November 23 “A Gift of Christmas” Christmas Show Newcastle Community Hall, 10 AM – 4 PM http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

November 22 & 23 “Something Unique” Craft & Artisan Show Orono Town Hall, www.visitorono.com

November 23 “Clarington Community Christmas Party”    Put on by the Big Brothers and Sisters of Clarington, located at the Beech Centre in Bowmanville. http://www.clarington.net/events/

November 26  “Courtice Christmas Tree Lighting in White Cliffe Terrace”
6:30pm-8:00pm (Tree lighting starts at 7!). Enjoy Christmas music, kids entertainment and Santa! For more information, call Regional Councillor Mary Novak at 905-623-3379

November 28 100 Small Paintings Show & Sale Visual Arts Centre of Clarington, 143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville www.vac.ca

November 28-30 Christmas in Clarington Country 10 AM – 5 PM A mall free shopping tour featuring artists & activities! Special home décor, luxurious bath and body products, gourmet gifts of warmth and comfort…everything you need to get into the holiday spirit! www.thesprucetree.com

November 29 Canadian Pacific Holiday Train 3 PM Bowmanville Crossing – Scugog Street Scugog Street north of Highway 2 (south of tracks) http://www.cpr.ca/en/community/holiday-train/schedule 

November 29 Breakfast with Santa in Newcastle 8 AM -11 PM Join in on the fun and have breakfast with Santa at the Newcastle Town Hall! Live children’s entertainment, face painting and more! http://villageofnewcastle.ca/events/

December 3 Farmers’ Christmas Parade Parade route runs through Enniskillen, Haydon and Tyrone 905-263-8245 http://www.galleryonthefarm.com/events.html

December 4 Ladies Day at Van Belle’s Thursday, 12 PM – 8 PM Shop to your heart’s content with your girlfriends during this shopping extravaganza. This is a great time to pick up that extra special Christmas gift or that fashion item that you have always wanted. Great savings on all fashion items – purses, scarves, jewelry, sweaters, tops & leggings. Learn new ways to tie a scarf, and get fashion advice from the experts as you sample gourmet food and enjoy sparkling beverages. http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1102490418517-571/Van+Belle+Flowers+Calendar+of+Events+2014.pdf

December 5 Christmas Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting 6 PM to 11 PM Join us for our annual Christmas Tree-lighting ceremony in Historic Downtown Bowmanville! Usher in the holiday season with this very popular event.  Bring the entire family downtown for a carol sing and countdown to the lighting of Bowmanville’s huge Christmas Tree in the town square.  You can also have your picture taken with Santa and his live reindeer. Enjoy free horse-drawn wagon rides along the main street – perfect for helping you carry all of your parcels as you shop the many unique stores and restaurants that stay open late for some evening holiday shopping.Courtice Santa Clause Parade http://bowmanville.com/events/christmas-moonlight-magic

December 5 OPG Family Days: Edwardian Christmas Open House  7 PM – 9 PM Join OPG’s Family Days Christmas event located in Clarington’s Museums. Located close to downtown’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony. http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3632

Friday December 5 and Saturday December 6  Apple Blossom Flowers Christmas Open House and Anniversary http://www.appleblossomflowers.ca/

December 6 Breakfast with Santa in Orono 9 AM -11:30 AM Join in the fun and have breakfast with Santa at the Orono Town Hall! http://www.oronotownhall.ca/oth/

 December 6 and December 7 Santa’s Workshop at the Courtice Flea Market
Santa Photos, Santa Letters, Story Telling http://www.courticefleamarket.com/special_events.php

December 6 Pen & Ink Christmas Cards – Instructor Dianne Darch Explore the pen and ink techniques, leaving the workshop with amazing decorated Christmas cards! 10 AM – 2 PM Members – $35.00 Non-Members – $50.00 Minimum 4 students http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

December 7 Courtice Santa Clause Parade 12 PM – 2 PM The Annual Courtice Santa Clause parade taking place from Townline to George Reynolds Drive. https://www.facebook.com/CourticeSantaClausParade?fref=ts

December 7 Christmas Market 12 PM – 6 PM  Food trucks, crafts, baking and more! 1540 Highway 2, Courtice. Visit http://www.stutteringjohns.com for details

December 7 Christmas Cup of Tea 1 PM Celebrate the Festive Season just like the Victorians with a festive & seasonal 3 Course Afternoon Tea at Newtonville’s Tea Granny’s & Friends. $25 per person, RSVP – Limited Seating • Gift Certificates Available http://www.teagrannysandfriends.com/events.htm

December 6th and 7th Santa’s Workshop Courtice Flea Market, 905-436-1024 www.courticefleamarket.com

December 13, 2014  Christmas Chocolate Workshop – Instructor Lynn McNutt 10:30 AM – 12 PM Produce a Christmas chocolate creation. In this workshop you will create Christmas hand dipped chocolates, ‘Delicious’! You will leave with your creation wrapped and ready to be eaten. Whether you eat them or give them, either way they will be delicious! Cost: Members – $20.00 Non-Members – $30.00 Minimum 4 students Register: 905-987-2264 http://agiftof-art.com/events/calendar-2/

December 13, 2014 The Annual Tyrone Christmas Celebration
Taking place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tyrone Community Centre!
This FREE event will feature pancakes and sausages and free pictures with Santa. Other entertainment for the kiddies is to be confirmed – we will keep you posted!

December 14, 2014 Breakfast with Santa 
9 AM – 2 PM Newtonville Community Hall. Admission Adults $7 Children 2 -12 is $4.
https://www.facebook.com/NewtonvilleHall/photos/a.177941309013567.47016.114948495312849/508751212599240/?type=1&theater

December 19, 2014 A Winter’s Evening
Terrens Wellness Centre on with free makeovers, gift with purchases, sparkling wine, nail polish and skin care demos and more.
5314 Main Street Orono, 905-983-5000

December  Holiday Swim Schedule with Community Services

December 20 Brimacombe’s Breakfast with Santa 9 AM-10:30 AM Join Brimacombe for breakfast with the one and only Santa Clause! http://www.brimacombe.ca/ Month of

January 2015 Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month http://www.brimacombe.ca/ 

January 24 Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Family Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe Day Take in the beauty of the magnificent Ganaraska Forest in the depth of winter. Receive an introductory lesson and a guided ski through the forest. Make a day of it and give free snowshoeing a try! Please dress in warm layers. In case of poor ski conditions, the alternate day to participate is February 7th. $20/person with complimentary ski rentals – Children must be 8 years or older to participate. Refundable equipment deposit required. There are two sessions taking place during this event – 9:30am and 1:00pm. Each session lasts approximately 2 – 2 1/2 hours. Pre-registration & payment are required by calling 905.885.8173.

 

If you are an event organizer and have a community event that you would like featured here and in the Clarington Community Calendar, please share your details here: http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?com=submit These are just a few that we’ve mentioned! For a complete list of events, we provide several outlets. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page, as well as the Events page on the Clarington website Also download our Clarington App for free, available for iPhone,  Anroid with mapping to events and local information on the go!

This October in Clarington

Knox Pumpkin Farm
All October
Come out for the pumpkins and stay for the fun! Find your perfect pumpkin here, as well as a variety of other fall favourite activities.
http://www.knoxpumpkinfarm.com/

 Pingles Farm Market
All October
A great time of year to visit Pingle’s Farm Market and enjoy a family fun day for all. Take a walk through their market, pick a perfect pumpkin, and even get lost in the giant corn maze! There is something for everyone!
http://www.pinglesfarmmarket.com/Fall.html

Spirit Walks with Clarington Museums
Wednesday and Thursday evenings in October, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
They’re back! Join Clarington Museum on an interpreted walk through Historic Downtown Bowmanville during the month of October.
Join in this annual Spirit Walk and experience a ghostly walking tour as you learn about local accounts of apparition encounters.
To reserve tickets, please call or visit the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre at 905-623-2734 or 62 Temperance Street, Bowmanville.
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=4534

Newcastle Harvest Festival
Saturday October 4th, 8:00am to 4:00pm
Newcastle Village
Join us in Clarington Saturday October 4, 2014 for the Newcastle Harvest Festival!
Located at the junction of the 401 and 115 highways in historic Newcastle Ontario.

A great family day out, rain or shine, bring the family have some good old fashioned fun. The streets close down and open to the public with arts and crafts, food truck alley, petting Zoo and animal show, live entertainment, and Octoberfest lunch at the Newcastle Community Hall. Check out locally grown harvest produce, and visit the vendors and local businesses and organizations set up along King Avenue. Festivities begin at 9 am with kid’s crafts and a pancake breakfast, and the Lions Club Walk for Dog Guides. Take a stroll downtown to the antique tractor and classic car show, or enter one of the many contests. Hope to see you there!
https://www.facebook.com/NewcastleHarvestFestival?fref=ts

Scavenger Hunt at Samuel Wilmot Nature Area
Saturday October 4th, 10:00am to 11:30pm
Newcastle
Learn about and find different plants and animals that live in and around the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area!

Enjoy the trails while hunting for natures clues.
FREE and fun for all ages
Hunt followed by educational talkMeet at 10am at the Samuel Wilmot Nature Area at the Toronto Street parking lot
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=4544

Introducing A Country Path driving tour – launching this month!
Folllow ”A Country Path” to a less travelled, quieter way of life.

“Meet the Pumpkin Farmer, Organic Beef Farmer, Country Herbalist, Potter, General Store Keeper, Miller by the pond, Cider Maker, Wine Maker and Owner of an Eclectic Gift Store. Dine at a local restaurant and enjoy country hospitality at a B & B.  Drive or cycle at your own pace. You never know where the path may lead when you make it your own!”

Come and enjoy a wonder down our Country Path
http://acountrypath.com

Breakfast On The Farm at Wilmot Orchards
Saturday, October 4th, 9:00am – 1:00pm
Newcastle, Ontario
What is Breakfast on the Farm? Family friendly event that gives visitors a glimpse of what farming is all about.
Tour a farm, see farm animals and farm equipment, talk with farmers and enjoy a breakfast featuring Ontario foods.
Event runs from 9:00a.m. to 1:00p.m.; breakfast will be served from 9:00a.m. to 12:00 noon.
Event is free to attend but tickets are required. You can reserve your FREE ticket http://www.farmfoodcare.org/

‘Clarington Remembers’Stories from WWI & WWII”
Saturday October 11th, 10am and 4pm
Celebrate the opening of our new exhibit with Clarington Museums – Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre. – “Clarington Remembers: Stories from WWI & WWII”. Explore the exhibition, use invisible ink, unlock cyphers and more!
Free admission
http://www.claringtonmuseums.com/events-summer-camps-more/

Apple Festival and Craft Sale
Saturday October 18th, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Downtown Historic Bowmanville
This tremendously popular annual street festival celebrates all things apple.  Four city blocks become a showcase for our many local apple growers who proudly offer up a wide variety of fresh picked apples and other goodies.   You’ll also find fresh-pressed apple cider, homemade apple pies and crisps, candy and carmel apples, cider donuts, and so much more.  Be sure to make a stop for our famous fresh hot apple fritters.
FREE admission and FREE parking.
http://bowmanville.com/events/apple-festival-craft-sale

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Hallowe’en Howl
October 24th, 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Ganaraska Forest Camp
Get into the Hallowe’en spirit during this spooky night in the Ganaraska Forest. Carve pumpkins, enjoy an interactive and fun campfire, and then go on a guided night hike through the forest.
$12/adult & $6/child
Pre-registration & payment are required by calling 905.885.8173
http://www.grca.on.ca/calendar/2014/10/24/259/Hallowe’en_Howl/

OPG Family Days: Pumpkin Bee
Saturday October 25, 11:00am to 3:00pm
Kirby, Ontario
Come to Clarke Museum in Kirby to pick your pumpkin from our pumpkin patch and give it a nice face! Warm up in the historic schoolhouse where pumpkin crafts, face painting and toasty warm refreshments await you! Prizes for best costume and our traditional pumpkin toss.
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3630

Dinner Theatre: ‘In Flanders Field’
 Saturday, 25 October, 5:00pm start
Clarington Beech Centre
26 Beech Ave, Bowmanville
Presented by Smile Theatre, come jion us for an evening of fun with dinner & a Musical based on the extraordinary life of Major John McCrae
Contact: Sharon Mansfield
Email: smansfield@bellnet.ca
Phone: 905-697-2856

Current Exhibition
Into the Woods: Etchings by George Raab
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Exhibition Running Current until October 12

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, this major exhibition celebrates the etchings of Millbrook, Ontario artist, George Raab. “George Raab’s practice spans four decades and is grounded in portraying the wooded world. From his early etchings to his present day intaglio prints, the artist’s work portrays the iconic forest.” (Carla Garnet, exhibition curator)
Raab’s work is held in more than 100 public, private and corporate collections. He has exhibited across Canada and internationally, and is a past winner of the Grand Prize for Prints from the American Biennial of Graphic Art.
http://www.vac.ca/

Juried Art Show
October 26 to November 16
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
The Thirty Fourth Annual Juried Show  – see website for entry form
http://www.vac.ca/

2014 Clarington Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Saturday October 25th

On Saturday, October 25, 2014 the Municipality of Clarington will welcome the 2014 inductees into the Clarington Sports Hall of Fame. The 12th annual Hall of Fame ceremony will feature guest speaker Henry “Gizmo” Williams, a member of the Canadian Football League (CFL) Hall of Fame.
The Clarington Sports Hall of Fame recognizes the teams, individuals and volunteers (builders) who have dedicated themselves to the sports community in Clarington.

A limited number of tickets are available for this marquee event. Tickets are available at the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex (2440 Highway 2, Bowmanville). $55 per person; $40 for alumni includes dinner, cash bar. For additional information or to purchase tickets call 905-623-5728
Guest Speaker: Henry “Gizmo” Williams
This year’s inductees:
Ray Bester, Builder
Gail Johnson, Builder
Heather LeVon (Geboers), Athlete
Frank Mohun, Honourary
Harry “Dutch” Osborne, Athlete
Greg George Vey, Athlete
Tickets: $55 per person includes dinner, wine at table, guest speaker & ceremony
Call 905-623-5728 for tickets and more information

Trick or Treat at the Library
Friday, October 31st from 9am-4pm
Come trick or treat at your Clarington Public Library, and receive a treat for your mind as well as your stomach!
All branches, all day, while supplies last.
http://www.clarington-library.on.ca/

If you are an event organizer and have a community event that you would like featured here and in the Clarington Community Calendar, please share your details here: http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?com=submit

These are just a few that we’ve mentioned! For a complete list of events, we provide several outlets. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page, as well as the Events page on the Clarington website Also download our Clarington App for free, available for iPhone,  Anroid with mapping to events and local information on the go!

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This September in Clarington

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by Clarington Tourism

Summer may be fading and the school buses back in gear, but we want to assure you that what’s in store this month in Clarington is golden!
The traditional Orono Agricultural Fair kicks off the first weekend in September with four days of family memory making. Take time this month to sample a harvest supper, hike in the Ganaraska Forest or run/walk/bike in memory of Terry Fox. It’s an ideal time to pick your own apples, enjoy a scenic drive in the country, or vote for your favourite chili at the Orono Chili Cookoff.
Whatever your taste, we hope you take a bite out of Clarington this September!

COAA Annual Health Matters Wellness Expo
Wednesday September 3
Clarington Beech Centre
26 Beech Avenue, Bowmanville
9am -6pm

The Health Matters Wellness Expo includes registration opportunities for a variety of social, educational and physical programs for older adults 50 plus. Opportunities to meet with our many program instructors and volunteers. Come out to our Open house which brings the older adults of the Municipality of Clarington together with information displays and vendors, program instructor demonstrations, complimentary refreshments, and activities.
http://claringtonbeechcentre.ca

Orono Fair
Thursday September 4 to Sunday Sept 7
Orono Fairgrounds
2 Princess Street, Orono
Gate Hours:
5pm -10pm Thurs Sept 4
9am – 10pm Fri Sept 5
9am -10pm Sat Sept 6
8:30am -4pm Sun Sept 7

Orono Fair is one of the oldest running fairs in Ontario and is one of the largest tourist events in Durham Region.
Since its inception in 1851, people have been drawn to the various exhibits, entertainment and competitive events.
The fair is an Agricultural Fall Fair that runs the first weekend after Labour Day in September. The Fair has been hosted by the Orono Agricultural society since 1852.
The fair annually features exquisite displays and competitions involving paintings, photographs, agriculture (fruits, vegetables and crops), livestock (sheep, cattle, poultry and rabbits), flowers, knitting, woodworking, sewing, crafts, school displays, culinary creations and many other artistic works. As well as one of the largest midways throughout the area.
Don’t miss Friday Night at the Grand Stand when KX96 presents JASON BLAINE with Tebey! See website for concert tickets and details
http://www.oronofair.com

Outstanding in Our Field – Fall Harvest
Sunday September 7
 
4pm to 8pm
Watson Farms Ltd

Join together at a  long Tuscan Style table in and
amongst the seasonal crops we feature at Watson Farms.
You will experience field to fork like never before.
Ingredients for the meal will feature the fresh growin’s of
Watson Farms. Sometimes the food is sourced but a few
feet away from your seat and almost all items are local
and prepared under the watchful eye of Award winning
Chef Kathy Anyan, owner of Kcc Gourmet and Catering. .
After a tour of the farm, we all settle in: farmers, producers,
culinary artisans, and guests sharing the long table.
As the meal unfolds you will have an opportunity to learn
about Watson’s Farming practices and how the food is
prepared. When the meal is done and the sun is setting
you will leave with a better understanding of your food and
we will even send you home with a treat for later.
Gather at the Market to begin the experience at 4pm.
In rural fashion we will take a tour of the farm on a hay wagon which will deliver you to the table for dinner.
We suggest casual attire as fields and stilettos don’t mix.
Pricing is $75 per person (including tax and tip)
Call 905-623-4277 for information
http://www.watsonfarms.ca/OutStandingField.html

Durham Region’s 40th Anniversary
Tuesday September 9
5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Durham Regional Headquarters, 605 Rossland Road East, Whitby

Let’s celebrate the Region’s 40th anniversary! Residents are invited to a free open house on including a variety of activities for individuals of all ages:
Displays inside Regional Headquarters about our departments, including a “recruitment booth” to provide visitors with an overview of all the choices available at the Region.
Council Chambers and the courtrooms will be open for viewing.
A face painter and games with prizes for children.
A display of Regional vehicles.
Live musical performances.
Special guests, including the new Chief of Police, the K-9 unit and local celebrities.
A free barbecue, while supplies last.
Cake and refreshments, including farm fresh local apples and cider.
Don’t miss the special unveiling and dedication ceremony at 6:30 p.m. outside the main entrance near the parking garage.
http://www.durham.ca/default.asp?nr=/corporate/40thAnniversary/event.htm&setFooter=/includes/40t

Fall Harvest Supper – Meet the Growers and Producers
Saturday September 13
Solina Community Centre – 1964 Concession Rd #6 Solina
4:30pm -9:00pm

Meet the growers and producers of the food you will enjoy served later that evening (6:30pm). Enjoy a selection of local foods on the menu prepared with an international flavour.
Advanced Ticket Sales only $25.00 Please contact Jenny Bowman 905 263-8245
http://www.galleryonthefarm.com/events.html

Long Sault Flyers 12th Annual Scale Rally
Saturday September 13
Join in at Long Sault Conservation Area at the Lang Sault Flyers Scale Rally. Scale and stand-off scale airplanes encouraged, but all flight-tested RC airplanes are welcome, scale or not.
Bring the family along for a fun-filled day of non-competitive flying, food and prizes!!!
$10 entry fee  for pilots, spectators FREE
Lunch available at the field at noon. Spectators welcome!
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3928

Culture Days
September 26, 27 and 28, 2014
Culture Days invites everyone to explore, discover and participate in arts and culture in every community across the country. In 2013, the fourth annual Culture Days event took place in more than 850 Canadian cities and towns, with attendance topping 1.6 million Canadians. Last year, more than 1500 activities were presented across Ontario.

This year’s Culture Days weekend will take place on September 26, 27 and 28, 2014. Once again, the event will feature free, hands-on, interactive activities that invite the public to participate “behind the scenes”—and to discover the world of artists, creators, historians, architects, curators, and designers at work in their community.
http://on.culturedays.ca/en

K9 DockFest 2014
Saturday September 27 & Sunday September 28
2836 Holt Rd, Bowmanville,
9am – 5pm

Join Ontario DockDogs at K9 Central (2836 Holt Rd, Bowmanville) for a weekend of competition with Ontario DockDogs.
Dogs will be competing in Big Air (distance), Speed Retreive (timed) and the crowd favourite Extreme Vertical (height).
Check out http://www.ontariodockdogs.com for more information and where the schedule of the days events will be posted.
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=4152

Terry Fox Run
Sunday September 14
Memorial Park, Liberty St.S, Bowmanville
10am

Registration: 8:00am to 11:30am Warm-up: 9:30am Official start: 10:00am
1km,5km,10km walk run or wheel Pre-register,
Team sign-up,And fundraising
www.terryfox.org

Salmon Slam Live Release Tournament
Bowmanville Creek, Roenigk Drive, Bowmanville Valley’s
Saturday September 20
7:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Bowmanville Creek Anglers and the Rotary Club of Bowmanville is hosting its first annual Salmon Slam Live Release Tournament.
This event will provide a great opportunity for participants to explore the beauty of Valleys 2000 (Bowmanville) waters and catch fresh salmon.
Places are available at $40 per angler with a 100% payback, includes a steak dinner and awards at the Bowmanville Royal Canadian Legion (Downstairs)
There are also number of exciting opportunities for sponsoring this fantastic event.
For more information, www.bowmanvillevalleyfest.com Tickets available at Gagnon Sports http://www.gagnonsports.com (Cash Only) Contact Info: Peterseto@rogers.com or call
905 435 7980

2014 Durham Waste Fair,
Saturday September 20

Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Hwy 2, Bowmanville,
10 am to 3 pm

The Waste Fair is a free, family-friendly event designed to educate local residents about waste management programs and services provided by the Region of Durham and its partners.
There will be kids activities and lots of information on all aspects of the Durham Waste program
Join the conversation on Twitter: @ecycleOntario @RegionofDurham
http://www.durham.ca/departments/works/waste/ads/WasteFair.pdf

 

Drive To The Hoop
3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

September 20 and 21
Clarington Central Secondary School.
This event encourages the development of a positive relationship between the community and Youth, as it provides a fun environment for interaction. It will provide the opportunity to engage on topics such as anti-bullying, literacy and other resources for kids. This is the best time to support such an initiative, as promoting these necessary resources for kids while establishing a positive relationship with Youth services, can set the tone for a great school year.


Haydon Hoedown and Corn Roast
Saturday September 20
4:00 -11:00pm
Haydon Community Hall
2503 Concession Road 8, Haydon

Join in at Haydon Community Hall for a great day of local music & local food. This fundraiser runs from 4pm – 11pm and features local acts: Thicker Than Water, Charles St. Band, Whizkey Jaxx & Jacob Henley. Admission is $25 which includes farm fresh food (pulled pork, roast beef, local corn & homemade salads) – Children under 12 are FREE! There will be various booths & games as well as a cash bar.
This event will run rain or shine and we encourage you to bring a lawnchair.   Advance tickets are available at Hands On Music, Gigs Music, Haydon Automotive & the Enniskillen Store or by calling Cecile (905 263 2394). There will be limited ticket sales at the door on the day of the event but they will not include food.
http://haydoncommunityhall.com

Orono Chili Cookoff and Baking Competition
Saturday September 27
10am – 5pm
Get Cooking Chili for a Cause!

‘Hot Stuff’ will be cooking in Downtown Orono on Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at the 16th Annual Chili Cook-Off. The activities begin at 10am and run throughout the day until the final Chili Awards at 4pm. With an attendance of almost 1000, new and old chefs are welcome to participate in this exciting community event!
Events throughout the day include live music from Hard Times, silent auction, a jumping castle and activities for kids of all ages!
Timing for pie and chili contests as follows:
• 10:30am Pie and Butter Tart Judging
• 12:30pm Pie and Butter Tart Auction
• 1:30pm Chili Tasting begins
• 4pm Chili Awards
Main Street will be closed for the day to allow for the festivities. For more information about attending or registering for the Chili Cook-Off visit our website, www.visitorono.com or our blog http://oronochilicookoff.wordpress.com/  on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/oronochilicookoff?fref=ts Twitter @orono_cookoff or call (905)983-6464.

A Heritage Harvest
Saturday September 27
1475 King Street E, Courtice
4:00-11:00pm with dinner being served at 6:00pm

Join Clarington Museums for their annual Heritage Harvest!
Enjoy live entertainment by Thicker than Water and The Ugly Horse. Dinner will consist of roast pork, corn on the cob, and a harvest dessert
$35 per person, can be purchased at Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre
http://www.claringtonmuseums.com/events-summer-camps-more/

Harvest Tea Party - A Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington
Saturday September 27
Paul’s United Church Hall, 178 Church Street, Bowmanville
1:00pm to 3:30 pm.

Door prizes, silent auction, tasty sandwiches and delightful sweets are donated by local caterers and chefs. Our presenters at the Tea Party will be: Sue Pitchforth, local designer, owner of Décor Therapy Plus who will talk on Fall Décor on a Budget. Our second presenter is Lady Kimberly Chant-Allin, owner of Tea Grannys & Friends – Victorian Tea Salon who will talk about “Enjoying the Tea Experience”.  We ask those considering attending to purchase tickets ahead of time by calling 905 623-6646 or email mjnettle@bigbrothersbigsisters.ca;.

Tickets are $12 each or a bundle of 4 for $40.00

Current Exhibition
Into the Woods: Etchings by George Raab
Visual Arts Centre of Clarington
Exhibition Running Current until October 12

Organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Peterborough, this major exhibition celebrates the etchings of Millbrook, Ontario artist, George Raab. “George Raab’s practice spans four decades and is grounded in portraying the wooded world. From his early etchings to his present day intaglio prints, the artist’s work portrays the iconic forest.” (Carla Garnet, exhibition curator)
Raab’s work is held in more than 100 public, private and corporate collections. He has exhibited across Canada and internationally, and is a past winner of the Grand Prize for Prints from the American Biennial of Graphic Art.

Family Safety Day
Saturday September 27
Clarington Emergency and Fire Services
2430 Highway 2 Bowmanville

Safety and Fun for the Whole Family.  Safety agencies displays, games and free food.
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=3839

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Tree I.D. Hike
Sunday September 28
1:00PM – 3:00PM
10585 Cold Springs Camp Road, Campbellcroft,

In recognition of National Forest Week, we welcome guests to join us on a guided tree identification hike through the Ganaraska Forest. Learn which species grow in our area, and how healthy forests contribute to our everyday health. With over 11,000 acres of forested, recreational area, this event is sure to answer all of your curious questions.
$12/adult & $6/child – Children must be 8 years or older to participate.Pre-registration & payment are required by calling 905.885.8173.
http://www.grca.on.ca

CT-only-in-clarington-01These are just a few that we’ve mentioned! For a complete list of events, we provide several outlets. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page, as well as the Events page on the Clarington website Also download our Clarington App for free, available for iPhone ,  Anroid  with mapping to events and local information on the go!

 If you are an event organizer and have a community event that you would like featured here and in the Clarington Community Calendar, please share your details here: http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?com=submit

This August In Clarington

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Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Chevrolet Silverado 250
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series

As the summer holiday moves into it’s second half, many of us find ourselves in that awkward mindset. While some of us might be sad at the realization that summer is indeed half over, others are trying to do as much as they can before heading back to school or work in the fall. Whatever half you stand in, August is filled with tons of fun and exciting things to do to make sure that your summer ends with a big bang!

Whether it is a continuation of the concerts in the park series (which is happening in various neighbourhoods throughout the week!), street festivals, trips to the zoo, picnicking at the beach, or even camping out underneath a blanket of stars, Clarington has something for everyone. Here are some to look out for:

Orono Antique Street FestivalAugust 9th from 10am-4pm. Whether you’re looking for something specific or just browsing, this is a great place to find what speaks to you right in Downtown Orono!

The Out Standing In Our Field field dinner event serves up something ‘Just A Little Corny’ on August 10th, with the third evening in a series of four taste experiences of local produce.  Served right in the field of Watson Farms, Bowmanville, this is a taste and learning experience highlighting locally grown, sourced and prepared food. This menu features the August favourite, corn! Save the date for next months ‘Fall Harvest’ dinner as well.

Is more formal tea your taste? There is still time to relax and enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Bowmanville Museum every Wednesday in August from 12- 3pm. You can call to reserve a table (905) 623-2734 and enjoy home-made scones and cream with preserves, assorted sandwiches and tea (or lemonade), and take in the charming view from the Museum verandah. Ahhh, summer!

Summer Corn Festival and Jamboree – August 10th from 9-4:30pm The Courtice Flea Market is home to many wonderful vendors, including a fresh farmers market! During their Summer Corn Festival you can shop, eat, play and sing along to the local artists.

Moonlight Madness and Busker Festival – August 15th from 6-11pm Another one of Historic Downtown Bowmanville’s wonderful events, the street is blocked off from cars and instead filled with music, street sales and more. It is always an excellent way to sing, dance and shop the night away!

Racing into town August 15 to 17 is the Superbike Doubleheader Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park! Canada’s top motorcycle riders compete in a doubleheader points race for the national Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship.

Picasso’s Picnic – August 23rd from 10-4pm If your looking for a fun day for the little ones, the Visual Arts Centre in Bowmanville has a perfect day for you. With interactive workshops, youth  performers, vendors and delicious food, Picasso’s Picnic is a great was to explore that creative side.

On August 23rd from 12-4pm is OPG Family Days: Tractor Time, held at the Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre in Bowmanville. Join Clarington Museums to celebrate our municipality’s agricultural roots! Admission is free.

Chevrolet Silverado 250 – August 29-31st  Consider yourself a race fan? Check out the Chevrolet Silverado 250 race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series returns for its only Canadian appearance the Labour Day Weekend. It might just be the perfect end to the Summer holidays.

These are just a few that we’ve mentioned! For a complete list of events, we provide several outlets. Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter page, as well as the Events page on the Clarington website Also download our Clarington App for free, available for iPhone ,  Anroid  with mapping to events and local information on the go!

Whatever you’re doing this August, we hope that you have a safe and memorable experience in Clarington!     CT-only-in-clarington-01

Picnicking in Orono

Story and photos by Clarington Tourism

Imagine yourself on a long, leisure drive (or pedal!) through the beautiful countryside of Clarington.

You’ve been driving for the majority of the morning, and lunchtime is quickly approaching. Your passengers are starting to get hungry, so you decide to take a little side street to what can only be described as the perfect picnic spot: Orono Park. Or, as it is known to the more established locals, Buttercup Hollow.

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A perfect park located within the village of Orono, it is nestled around a beautiful tree line, a serene stream complete with a bridge, picnic areas, and several more modern utilities, such as a play structure, splash pad, baseball diamonds, tennis courts, skateboarding park, and of course, Clarington’s only outdoor public pool.

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The rich history of this park can be taken as far back as 90 years, and has been considered a gem as well as the heart of Orono. Many locals find solace here, and it is quite easy to see why. It is perfect in every way a park should be. For more on the history of Orono’s Crown Lands, click here.

But our adventure does not stop there, because Orono has a lot to offer its residents and visitors. Home to the Stanley Cup Champion, Bryan Bickell, its quaint downtown area is home to an assortment of different stores and shops, including ones specializing in flowers, delicious baked goods, cafe’s, lots of antiques, health and wellness, professional services, and more. A complete list and more information on each one can be found here: www.visitorono.com.Downtown Orono 1

Depending on the time of year, Orono also runs many different types of events, from the annual Orono Fair, to the Orono Chili Cook-off, Santa Clause parade and breakfast, and even “Girls Night Out”. Among many others, this tightly knit community is proud, and with great reason, of this little village.

Any summer afternoon could be well spent here, as there is always something to do, and always interesting places to see. Whether you pack your picnic, take out lunch in one of the restaurants, or even treat yourself to a delicious apple fritter from The Village Bake Shop, it is guaranteed to be a day well spent.

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62 Things To Do In Clarington This Summer!

 

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by Clarington Tourism

Click Here for 62 Things To Do In Clarington This Summer!

Want to make your summer super special with memories that will last a lifetime?  Clarington Tourism is here to help!

Enjoy this ‘summer bucket list’ that will keep your happy campers busy each day, and tuckered out at night!

For more ideas on things to do in Clarington,  call, drop in, download our Mobile App, or Follow Us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

 

 

 

A Perfect Summer Retreat

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by Meaghan Newey

Archibald’s Orchard & Estate Winery and Cider House Golf is a fourth
generation family farm business located in Bowmanville, Ontario.

Owned and operated by Fred and Sandy Archibald, this 40-acre property is an ideal orchard site with a south-westerly slope for good air and soil drainage. With a number of other local attractions and beautiful surrounding countryside. Originally established in 1967 as a wholesale operation, Fred and Sandy have developed the family farm into several components including pick your own apples, wine tasting and more!

Wednesday June 25, 2014 will mark the 17th anniversary of the Archibald’s Winery. With a wide array of non-alcoholic, ciders and apple blends, you’ll be sure to find the perfect wine for yourself, or as a gift. After all, Archibald’s is Ontario’s leading Fruit Winery.

This summer the estate is introducing it’s Junior Golf Clinic, for ages 6-16, and instructed by Becky MacIntosh. Sandy has asked to please inquire within for more information regarding Junior Golf. http://www.ciderhousegolf.ca

There truly is so much to do at Archibalds’s. Make sure to check back in the fall months for information on weekend events!

Picture3Don’t forget to follow/like Archibald’s on Facebook!

 

Simple Shopping

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Story and Photos by Meaghan Newey

Do you ever spend your morning’s searching through your closet, trying on every piece of clothing you own, and still can’t find the perfect outfit? Well, search no further, you have a personal stylist close to home.

Jake’s is predominately a Surf and Skate shop, housing all the latest fashion trends in the bohemian, beach-side style. The store carries big-name brands such as Roxy, Billabong and Volcom, but also sticks to its sustainable roots by showcasing TenTree, Friggin’ Lip Balm, and many other Canadian brands. Jake’s opened its two-storey location in 2006 in the Historic Downtown Bowmanville core. If Jake’s doesn’t suit your typical fashion style, you can visit its neighbouring sister stores: Cactus and Heritage.

Whether you are looking for a swimsuit, or a business casual blazer, Jake’s has you covered. The staff works hard at maintaining a high standard in customer service by acting as your own personal stylist each and every time you enter the store.

“I love making a personal connection to my customers,” says Brittney Boone, District Manager. “Every customer that walks through the door is greeted, and all of the clothing you see in the store has been hand picked from our brand warehouses to fit our customer’s personal styles.”

You can definitely rest assured knowing that you’ll be looking fabulous in whatever you leave the store with!

Follow on:
Instagram @ShopJakes
Twitter @JakesSurf
& Facebook

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