10 Things to do with your Sweetheart this Valentine’s Day in Clarington

With February now upon us, many find themselves with an added amount of excitement. By now, our favourite animal meteorologist has announced an early spring or late winter, and love is in the air with Valentine’s Day just around the corner.

This year, February 14th falls on a Sunday followed by Family Day on the 15th – an extra long weekend and a chance to enjoy some of the most romantic experiences in Clarington.

Get Planning! Here are some of our most loved ideas for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day:

  • Dinner on the Town – What could be more iconic than taking your loved ones out for a romantic dinner? Luckily, Clarington has many options for you to choose! Whether it’s an intimate dinner night at Three Six Kitchen & Lounge located in Historic Downtown Bowmanville, or a night out with friends at the Old Newcastle House Taps & Grill in Newcastle, you’re sure to find something to suit your taste. Check out their specialised menus featuring savoury staples such as Prime Rib, 8 oz. flat ironed steak and sweet treats such as New York Style Cheesecake – need we say more? Reservations encouraged. Call desired restaurant for more info.
  • Celebrate Cupid Early – Surprise your Valentine with an early Valentine’s Day dinner at the Fire Hall Bistro in Orono on February 12 & 13th. The love themed menu includes mouth watering dishes such as Maple Glazed Salmon and Crème Brûlée.
  • Dinner and Dancing – Want the dinner, but looking for something more? Rolling Acres located on Taunton Road in Clarington is featuring a Dinner & Dance this Valentine’s. Tickets on sale now, please call for more information.
  • Take a Romantic Hike along our many Trails – What could be more romantic than taking a stroll with the one you love along a beautiful stretch of Clarington’s lakefront, or our beautiful conservation areas? Sip a warm beverage and hold hands while enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors. Let Mother Nature set the romantic scene; you just have to bring your date.
  • Unwind and Reconnect at the SpaEnchanted Hands Day Spa located in Bowmanville has some Valentine’s Day packages that will help you and your sweetheart enjoy the moment and each other’s company. From a couples massage to a Champagne and Rose Body Scrub, a relaxing afternoon awaits you. For more information and to book your spot, contact Enchanted Hands at 905-623-9836.
  • Enjoy the Slopes at Brimacombe – Don’t let the warmer temperatures fool you – Clarington’s premier ski resort, Brimacombe, is very much open and covered in snow. Take your date (or family) out for a day of skiing or snowboarding. Not sure how to ski? No worries! Brimacombe offers lessons, rental equipment and a warm chalet with delicious quick-serve food to help motivate and encourage you.
  • Go Antiquing – Visit the Courtice Flea Market – The Courtice Flea Market is hosting its annual “Sweetheart Sunday” on Valentine’s Day. Stroll the market and find an array of hidden treasures and chances to win prizes throughout the day.
  • Take in some Arts & Culture – The Visual Arts Centre of Clarington is located in Bowmanville in the historic old Cream of Barley Mill. Rich with history, and artistic talent, the red-bricked building is situated alongside Soper Creek. After appreciating the art of the 58th Annual Juried Art Exhibition and Sale, leisurely walk through a beautifully landscaped path running through the grounds.
  • Take a Romantic Drive along A Country PathA Country Path is a self-guided tour that runs throughout the countryside of Clarington and offers a beautiful setting for a romantic drive. While driving, stop in at Tyrone Mills and pick up some delicious treats, or finish your journey at Tetra Kitchen and Vines for a romantic evening dinner date.
  • Stay a night at one of Clarington’s B&B’s – Clarington boasts many beautiful bed and breakfasts throughout our community. Whether you’re looking for a romantic evening in the country or one which includes exotic animals at Jungle Cat World, you’re sure to find the perfect place to spend some quality time with the one you love.

These are only some of the many options to pick from. For more ideas visit our Tourism Information Centre located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville, or give our team a call with questions. We are open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 905-623-4356.

Embrace the Frost on Family Day!

Family Day is so much more than a long weekend; it’s an opportunity to relax, re-connect and make memories with the most important people in our lives – our family! In Ontario, Family Day falls on Monday February 15. To celebrate we have listed six amazing ways you can Embrace the Frost in Clarington on Family Day!

Spread Your Wings at Winter Wonderlearn

 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Courtice Public Library

For those looking for an activity that is both fun and educational, visit Winter WonderLearn at the Courtice branch of the Clarington Public Library. This year’s theme is flight; enjoy interactive activities and learn about the skies! Look through a telescope, make “bird-brained” artwork, and see live owls and raptors. This free event takes place from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Family Day, more details are available on the Clarington Public Library website.

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Hit the Slopes at Brimacombe

 Open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Rated “The Best Snow in the Business” by the Canadian Ski Council, Brimacombe offers some of the best skiing in the GTA! Brimacombe has 21 runs and trails ready to be enjoyed by skiers and snowboarders of all ages and abilities. They will be open on Family Day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and have more information available on their website.

Try Something New at Joey’s World Indoor Playground

Open 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Escape the cold and keep the kids busy with a visit to Durham’s largest indoor family playground. From conquering a 20-foot rock wall, to testing out their new “Sky Trekking” and making new friends in the play structure, a trip to Joey’s World is sure to be a memorable experience. Coffee, snacks and free Wi-Fi are also available for moms and dads! Learn more at joeysplayground.com.

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Explore Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park

Open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Since 1983, Jungle Cat World Wildlife Park has been offering visitors the unique opportunity to see and experience wild species, many threatened with extinction, in an up-close and personal environment. Professional staff are available and always eager to share their knowledge and enthusiasm. Explore the park from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or take a guided tour at 1:30 p.m. Please call before visiting, as the Park may be closed due to unfavourable weather. Find more details on their website.

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Immerse yourself in Arts and Culture

Clarington is home to a number of important heritage sites, libraries, museums, and visual arts centres. Choose to take a historical walking tour, attend the 58th Annual Juried Art Show, or explore a museum for a rich experience that will highlight the unique cultural assets and vibrant arts community in Clarington. Visit Clarington Tourism for more information.

Enjoy the Outdoors on Clarington Trails

Stay active and enjoy nature while exploring more than 21 km of off-road recreational trails. Non-Municipal trails in Clarington are located at the Long Sault, Westside Marshes and Enniskillen Conservation Areas, as well as the Orono Crown Lands, Ganaraska Forest, and along the Oak Ridges Moraine. Enjoy walking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing through Clarington this Family Day. Visit our  website for maps, access points and trail descriptions.

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Are you hosting an event in Clarington on Family Day? Submit your event to our events calendar.

 

Best Places to Grab a Coffee in Clarington

Clarington has already seen the first snowflakes fall, as the weather cools, we are all looking for a warm cup of coffee or another specialty drink. Whether you want to warm up or cheer yourself up with a seasonal favourite, like peppermint hot cocoa, or even to taste a sweet treat.  There’s always a reason to visit your favourite local coffee shop.

Lucky for us, Clarington has coffee spots including larger chain owned or smaller privately owned cafes. Most of which offer a large menu of delicious treats and beverages, as well as a warm place to sit and enjoy a break from a busy schedule.

So if you’re looking for a great space to catch up with a friend, or even to just catch up on your reading, there are many different places to satisfy your java craving and to help chase away the winter blues.

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For a few ideas, click here http://claringtontourism.ca/wheretoeat/bistrocafe.php, or come visit us! Our office is located at 181 Liberty Street South in Bowmanville, open Monday to Saturday from 10AM-5PM. www.claringtontourism.ca

Embrace the Frost this December!

Dec. 1 – 31 – Brimacombe December Coat & Food Drive
Brimacombe Main Office, East Chalet (Gate 4)
www.brimacombe.ca

Dec. 1 – Dear Santa
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Library – Newcastle Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 2 – T.H.E.E. Farmers’ Christmas Parade
6PM // Parade route runs through Enniskillen, Haydon and Tyrone
905-263-8245 // www.galleryonthefarm.com

Dec. 2 – Dear Santa
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Library – Courtice Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 3 – Sing for Santa
7PM-8PM // Clarington Public Library – Bowmanville Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 4 – Moonlight Magic & Tree Lighting
6PM – 10PM // Downtown Bowmanville
bowmanville.com

Dec. 4 -Edwardian Christmas
7PM – 9PM // Bowmanville Museums
www.claringtonmuseums.com

Dec. 5 – Breakfast with Santa in Orono
9AM – 11:30AM // Orono Town Hall
www.oronotownhall.ca

Dec. 5-6 – Santa’s Workshop
9AM – 4:30PM // Courtice Flea Market
905-436-1024 // www.courticefleamarket.com

Dec. 6 – Holiday Gift & Craft Show
10AM – 3PM // Memorial Park – Bowmanville

Dec. 6 – Courtice Santa Claus Parade
12PM // Annual parade taking place from Townline to George Reynolds Drive
www.facebook.com/courticesantaclausparade

Dec. 6 – Breakfast with Santa
9AM – 11:30AM // Newtonville Community Hall

Dec. 8 – Sing for Santa
1:30PM – 2:30PM // Clarington Public Library – Courtice Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 9 – Trim the Tree
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Public Library – Newcastle Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 10 – Dear Santa
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Library – Bowmanville Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 10 – Clarington Christmas Band
7PM-9PM // Bowmanville Older Adult Association
www.bowmanvilleolderadults.com

Dec. 11 – Christmas in Kendal!
6:30PM // Kendal Community Centre
https://www.facebook.com/kendalcc/

Dec. 11 & 12 – Edwardian ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Interactive Play
7PM – 9PM // Clarington Museum
www.claringtonmuseums.com

Dec. 12 – Tyrone Community Centre Presents: Breakfast with Santa
10AM – 12PM // Tyrone Community Centre
https://www.facebook.com/tyronecommunitycentre/?fref=nf

Dec. 12 – Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus
2PM – 4PM // Tyrone Mills

Dec. 12 – Winter Bazaar
12PM – 4PM // White Cliffe Terrace Retirement Residence
www.verveseniorliving.com

Dec. 13 – Christmas at St. Joe’s with the Clarington Concert Band
2PM – 4:30PM // St. Joeseph’s Catholic Church
www.claringtonconcertband.ca

Dec. 13 – A Gospel Christmas with Toronto Mass Choir & Friends
7PM // Newcastle Town Hall

Dec. 13 – 12th Annual Christmas Craft Show / Families Free Skate
12PM – 4PM // South Courtice Arena

Dec. 14 – 19 – Christmas Guided Tours of Historic House
7PM – 9PM // Bowmanville Museum

Dec. 15 – Trim the Tree
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Public Library – Courtice Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 16 – Sing for Santa
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Public Library – Newcastle Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 17 – Trim the Tree
10:30AM – 11:30AM // Clarington Public Library – Bowmanville Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Dec. 20 – Breakfast with Santa
9AM – 11AM // Brimacombe
www.brimacombe.ca

Dec.21 – Clarke High School Free Skate
1:30PM-3:00PM // Newcastle Arena

Dec. 21 -23 – Christmas Break Art Camp
9AM – 4PM // A Gift of Art
www.agiftof-art.com

Dec. 22 – Clarke High School Family Skate
2:00PM-4PM // Orono Arena

Dec. 28-31 – Christmas Break Art Camp
9AM – 4PM // A Gift of Art
www.agiftof-art.com

Dec. 31 – New Years Eve Family Celebration!
6PM – 9PM // Garnet B Rickard Complex
Call: 905-623-5728/905-404-1525 for more info

Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve Dance
8PM – 1AM // Tyrone Community Centre
For tickets call: 905-263-8680

Dec. 31 – Newcastle Lions New Year’s Dance
8PM // Newcastle Community Hall
For tickets call: 905-987-3938

Don’t see your event listed? Let us know! Add it to our Community Calendar here: www.clarington.net/events. Our office is located at 181 Liberty Street South, open from Mon-Sat 10AM-5PM.

Taking A Bite Out of: Outstanding In Our Field – Fireside Chat

Bowmanville’s Watson Farms hosted the final ‘Outstanding in Our Field – Fireside Chat’ dinner on November 24 and 25th. This culinary, agri-tourism experience was one of several in a series of ‘Outstanding In Our Field’ dining packages, which invited guests to dine on farm fresh creations prepared by Bowmanville’s Kings Court Catering.

When most people think of Watson Farms, they think of summer fresh juicy red strawberries or taking a good ole’ fashioned wagon ride through the field, under warm sunny skies. In the summer, it’s easy to understand how guests would enjoy their meal in the field, but in November that may be a different experience. Eager to find out, we headed to Watson’s and quickly understood, by the small crowd gathering, that we wouldn’t be needing the hats and gloves we brought. Instead, we were greeted with a warm hello by our host Kevin Anyan of KCC and served mint infused, spiced eggnog as well as a variety of delicious appetizers.

The setting for the dinner was a garage decorated with strings of bright glowing Christmas lights, tables strewn with crisp white linens, covered with beautiful rustic decorations, while white china sparkled under the lights. Each table was decorated with simple and festive centerpieces that reminded us that impressive decor doesn’t have to be fussy. Lanterns were carefully placed on solid chunks of freshly cut wood, while candles on white linen tablecloths added simple elegance. Once seated, we were able to enjoy the spirit of the looming holiday season, as we met fellow diners in casual conversation. We became an integral part of a family of ‘foodies,’ ready to take a bite of Chef Cathy Anyan’s take on holiday favourite dishes. As each item was served family-style, it was a great way to share our thoughts about each dish and marvel at how each ingredient was prepared.

Our host walked us through the farming and agricultural processes we take for granted. He talked about where fresh, farm grown produce is found on farms across Clarington, as well as the many processes of preparing the fields for winter and the bounty of next year’s crop.

After a delicious traditional turkey and lamb dinner, we were treated to a spectacular duo of desserts. Echoing the season, we sampled a beautiful sugarplum, custard tart that certainly reminded us of the dance of the Sugarplum fairies from the Nutcracker. The second dessert a gooey, sticky toffee pudding, delicious and filling. After the dessert and coffee, the culinary adventure continued outdoors with an unexpected choice of mulled cider or hot chocolate with your own customized toppings. Happy with just the right amount of whip cream and candy cane toppings, we joined our newly formed family at the campfire outside. As the evening came to an end, guests received Watson’s crisp apples and a freshly baked KCC smiling gingerbread man. The dinner was simply magical and allowed the diners to embrace the holiday season.

Watson Farms and King’s Court Catering are planning to offer more experiences for 2016. For more information about this culinary collaboration, please visit www.watsonfarms.ca or www.kccgourmetcatering.com

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Embrace the Frost this November!

Nov 1 – Dollhouse & Miniature Sale
10AM – 4PM // Rickard Recreation Complex
http://bowmanvilleminiaturesale.dave-sawyer.com/

Nov 1 – Brimacombe’s Annual Ski & Board Swap
9AM – 4PM // 140 Bond Street West, Oshawa
www.brimacombe.ca

Nov 7 – Orono Roast Beef Dinner & Silent Auction
5:30PM // Orono United Church

Nov 7 – “Tis the Season” Christmas Bazaar
9AM – 1PM // Maple Grove United Church

Nov 7 – Faith United Christmas Bazaar
9AM – 2PM // 1778 Nash Road, Courtice

Nov 7 – Christmas Craft Show & Bake Sale
9AM – 2PM // Hampton United Church (5454 Old Scugog Rd)

Nov 8 – Overdrive Race & Relay Series
9AM – 4PM // Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (3233 Concession Road 10, Bowmanville)
http://www.overdriveraceandrelayseries.com/

Nov 8 – Newtonville Craft & Gift Sale
11AM –4PM // Newtonville Community Hall

Nov 12 – Girls Night Out
6PM – 10PM // Downtown Bowmanville
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Nov 13 – Jackie Kent Shopping Extravaganza
5PM – 9PM // Newcastle Community Hall
www.villageofnewcastle.ca

Nov 14 – Ontario’s Birds of Prey
1PM – 3PM // Ganaraska Region Conservation
www.grca.on.ca

November 14th, 2015
Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade 10:30AM
Annual parade taking place in downtown Bowmanville
www.bowmanvillesantaclausparade.com

Nov 14 & 15 – First Frost at the Brim (Annual Open House)
10AM – 2PM // Brimacombe East Chalet (Gate 4)
www.brimacombe.ca

November 14th, 2015
Bowmanville Santa Claus Parade 10:30AM
Annual parade taking place in downtown Bowmanville
www.bowmanvillesantaclausparade.com

November 15th, 2015 – Newcastle Santa Claus Parade
5:30PM // Annual parade taking place downtown Newcastle
newcastlesantaparade.com

Nov 14-15 – Christmas in the village Enniskillen/Tyrone
10AM – 4PM // In this self-guided tour visit Clarington’s beautiful countryside.
www.timelessessentials.ca

Nov 19 – Learn To Decorate for the Holidays
7:30PM –8:30PM // Clarington Public Library – Newcastle Branch
www.clarington-library.on.ca

Nov 20-Dec 13 – 100 Small Paintings Show & Sale
Visual Arts Centre
www.vac.ca

Nov 20 – Opening Reception: 100 Small Paintings Show and Sale
7PM-10PM // Visual Arts Center
www.vac.ca

Nov 21 – A Country Christmas in Solina
10AM-4PM // The Solina Community Hall

Nov 21 – Stage Door Productions Presents:
“Crashing Courtney’s Campout” & “Dear Darlene”
7PM // A Gift Of Art
www.agiftof-art.com

Nov 21 – Orono Santa Claus Parade
Annual parade taking place downtown Orono – Details to follow!
www.visitorono.com

Nov 21-22 – Prestonvale Tree Farms Opening Week-end
9AM –5PM // Open every day in December
www.prestonvaletreefarms.com

Nov 22 – A Gift of Christmas Show & Sale
10AM – 4PM // Newcastle Town Hall
www.agiftof-art.com

Nov 22 – Annual Tree Lighting & Chili Dinner
4PM-6:30PM // Newtonville Community Hall
(Adults $12, Children $6, Under 4 Free)

Nov 25 – Durham Christian High School Open House
7PM-9PM // Durham Christian High School
www.dchs.com

Nov 26 – Clarington Museum – Speaker Series
7PM – 8:30PM // Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre
www.claringtonmuseums.com

Nov 27-29 – Christmas in Clarington Country
10AM – 5PM // A mall free shopping tour featuring artists & activities!
www.thesprucetree.com

Nov 28 – D.C.H.S Christmas House Tour
9:30AM-3PM // Durham Christian High School
www.dchs.com

Nov 28 – Breakfast with Santa in Newcastle
8AM – 11AM // Newcastle Town Hall
www.villageofnewcastle.ca

November 28 & 29 – Prestonvale Tree Farms Opening Week-end
9AM –5PM // Open every day in December
www.prestonvaletreefarms.com

Nov 29 – Clarington Community Christmas Party
1PM-3PM // Clarington Beech Centre
All Ages Invited!

Nov29 – Christmas Cup of Tea
4PM – 5PM // Tea Granny’s and Friends.
www.teagrannysandfriends.com

Nov 30 – CP Holiday Train
3PM // Wellington and Scugog Rail Crossing
http://www.cpr.ca/holiday-train/schedule-canada

For more events in Clarington, or to submit your event visit: http://calendar.clarington.net/Default/Month

For more information, please visit our office!
Open Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
905-623-4356

Fall Hikes in Clarington

Fall is a great time of the year to enjoy the outdoors, the crispy air, the leaves crunching under your feet. So why not re-energize and explore the trails in your community. Clarington offers a variety of options sure to include something for everyone. Whether you enjoy the varied terrain of our conservatories, or prefer a breath of fresh air along our waterfront trail, you are sure to enjoy what nature has to offer.

Included are some of the trails in Clarington. To find out more, come stop by the Tourism office and we’d be happy to share some of our favourites!

Long Sault Conservation Area
http://www.cloca.com/con_areas/CAlongsault.php

Enniskillen Conservation Area
http://www.cloca.com/con_areas/CAenniskillen.php

Ganaraska Forest
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/ganaraska-forest

Stephen’s Gulch Conservation Area
http://www.cloca.com/con_areas/CAstephensgulch.php

Clarington Waterfront Trail (includes: Samuel Wilmot Creek Nature Trail) http://www.waterfronttrail.org/clarington

Port Darlington West Beach
http://www.clarington.net/en/be-active/port-darlington-west-beach-park.asp

Darlington Nuclear Trail
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/darlingtonnucleartrail/

Darlington Provincial Park
https://www.ontarioparks.com/park/darlington

Soper Creek Trail
http://www.ontariotrails.on.ca/trails/view/bowmanville-and-soper-valley-trails/

Bowmanville Westside Marshes Conservation Area
http://www.cloca.com/con_areas/CAbowmanville.php

This October in Clarington

Oct 1-31 – Spirit Walks (Every Wednesday, Thursday + Friday)
7:00pm – 9:00pm // Bowmanville Museum
claringtonmuseums.com/spirit-walks/

 Oct 1 – 31 – Fun Fall Week-ends @ Pingles Farm Market (Week-ends only)
11:00am-4:30pm // Pingles Farm Market
pinglesfarmmarket.com

Oct 2 – Clarington Concert Band presents a Classical Evening with Mendelssohn
7:30pm-9:00pm // Rehoboth Christian Reformed Church
claringtonconcertband.ca

Oct 3 – Newcastle Harvest Festival
10:00am-4:00pm // Downtown Newcastle
facebook.com/NewcastleHarvestFestival

Oct 3 – Author Frieda Wishinsky Visits Clarington Public Library
1:30pm-2:30pm //Courtice Branch Clarington Public Library
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Oct 4 – Lunch, Laugh and Learn to Paint
1:00pm-5:00pm // Tetra Kitchen and Vines
facebook.com/TETRAkitchen?fref=ts

Oct 16 – Social Dance with Pat Prout and The Clarington Beech Nuts
1:00pm-4:00pm // Clarington Beech Centre
claringtonbeechcentre.ca

Oct 17-18 – Bowmanville 29th Annual Model Railroad Show
10:00am-4:30pm // Clarington Central Secondary School
svmra.ca

Oct 17 – Apple Festival and Craft Sale
9:00am-5:00pm // Historic Downtown Bowmanville
bowmanville.com/events/apple-festival-craft-sale

Oct 17 – “Call Me David”
7:00PM // Clarington Beech Centre
claringtonbeechcentre.cca

Oct 18 – Family Showtimes
2:00pm-4:00pm // Clarington Public Library – Newcastle Branch
clarington-library.on.ca

Oct 18 – Thirty Fifth Annual Juried ArtShow – Opening Reception
2:00pm – 4pm // The Visual Arts Center
Show runs Oct 18-Nov 8
vac.ca

 Oct 20 – Meet the Author: Lesley Livingston
1:30pm-2:30pm // Clarington Public Library – Courtice Branch
clarington-library.on.ca

Oct 22 – Meet the Author: Plum Johnson
7:00pm-8:00pm // Clarington Public Library – Bowmanville Branch
clarington-library.on.ca

Oct 23 – Hallowe’en Howl
6:00pm-9:00pm // Ganaraska Region Conservation
Grca.on.ca

Oct 23 – 24 –Fright Night @ The Firehouse Youth Centre
TBA // Firehouse Youth Centre
thefirehouse.ca/?page_id=129

Oct 24 – Kendal Annual Oktoberfest
11:00am-5:00pm // Kendal Community Hall 
calendar.clarington.net/

Oct 24 – Pumpkin Bee
12:00pm – 4:00pm // Clarke Museum
claringtonmuseums.com

Oct 24 – Pumpkin Carving
12:00pm-4:00pm (Judging at 3:30pm) // A Gift of Art
agiftof-art.com

Oct 24 – Courtice Branch Grand Re-Opening
10:00am-12:00pm // Courtice Branch – Clarington Public Library
clarington-library.on.ca/node/916

Oct 24 – Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
5:30pm-10:30pm // Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
Clarington.net

Oct 25 – Second Annual Durham Poutine Fest
11:30am-6:00pm // Stuttering John’s Smokehouse
stutteringjohns.com

Oct 25 – Halloween Fun
9:00am-4:30pm // Courtice Flea Market
Courticefleamarket.com

Oct 25 – Chocolate Workshop
10:00am-12:00pm // A Gift of Art
agiftof-art.com

 Oct 27 – Halloween Costume Party Luncheon
12:00pm // Clarington Beech Centre
claringtonbeechcentre.ca

Oct 29 – Speaker Series
7:00-8:30pm // Sarah Jane Williams Heritage Centre
claringtonmuseums.com

Oct 31 – Trick or Treat at the Library
9:00am-5:00pm // Clarington Public Library – Bowmanville Branch
clarington-library.on.ca

Oct 31 – Halloween Haunted House
5:30pm // A Gift of Art
agiftof-art.com

These are only just some of the events happening in Clarington! If you do not see your event there, please submit it through the Clarington Events Calendar:http://calendar.clarington.net/Default/Month

For more information, visit our office! Open Monday – Saturday, 10am-5pm, located at 181 Liberty St S in Bowmanville.

Fall Favourites: Scenic Drives

It’s September in Clarington and the leaves are slowly starting to change. The scenery is colourful: a sea of yellow and red, that will quickly change to a carpet on the ground as the leaves fall and blanket our landscape. The familiar sights and smells of the season creep upon us, reminding us that chillier weather is well on its way.

If you’re looking to savour the last moments of summer, or embrace the seasonal change, you can do so by taking a scenic drive through Clarington. Take a drive along A Country Path, along Lakeshore Drive, or the Apple Blossom Trail. All these routes offer unique experiences and are a great way to spend your morning, afternoon or evening. Whether you take in the beauty of the lake, enjoy the changing leaves and scenery of A Country Path, stop and take a bite of famous apple cider donuts at Tyrone Mills, or savour the tastes of the Apple Blossom Trail, all these are unique adventures for the whole family to enjoy!

For more information on these drives, pick up your copy of the “Take a Bite out of Clarington” 2015 Visitor Guide, available at the Tourism Office (181 Liberty Street South, Bowmanville) or online at www.claringtontourism.ca. You can also download our free and convenient mobile app and find the scenic drives under our ‘Tours’ option (for the desktop version: http://m.clarington-tourism.ca/x-0966376fbbfceb21/).

This September in Clarington

Sept 2 – COAA Open House & Health Matters Wellness Expo
9am-5pm // Clarington Beech Centre
claringtonolderadults.ca

Sept 10-13 – Orono Fair
“Agriculture – Celebrating the Next Generation” // Orono Fair Grounds
www.oronofair.com

Sept 12 – Meet the author Benjamin Collier: Book launch of ‘Singularity’
3:30pm-4:30pm // Bowmanville Boston Pizza
benjaminfrog.wordpress.com

Sept 13 – Fall Classic Car Show
9am-4:30pm // Courtice Flea Market
www.courticefleamarket.com

Sept 19 – Haydon Hoedown
3pm-11pm // Haydon Community Hall
haydoncommunityhall.com

Sept 19 – Solina Fall Harvest Supper
4:30pm-8pm // Solina Community Hall
galleryonthefarm.com

Sept 20 – Clarington Eagles Junior C Hockey
6:20pm-9 //Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
jrceagles.pointstreaksites.com

Sept 20 – Show and Tell Exhibition
10-4pm // Newcastle Community Town Hall
villageofnewcastle.ca/events

Sept 25 – 27 – 2015 Durham Region Film Festival
Docville (Sept.27 – Film Screenings and Behind the Scenes Action)  // exploredurham.ca/durham-film-festival-2015

Sept 25 – 27 – Culture Days
Durham Region // culturedays.ca

Sept 26 – Family Safety Day
10am-3pm – Clarington Fire Station #1 (2430 Highway 2, Bowmanville ON)

Sept 26 – TD Tree Days
9am-12pm // Carruthers Tract
tdtreedays.com

Sept 26 – Balanced Life & Health Wellness Expo
9am-5pm // Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex
http://www1.beyondbalance.net/exhibitors/

Sept 26 – Harvest Tea Party
1pm-3:30pm // St. Paul’s United Church
http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/clarington/en/Home/default.aspx

Sept 26 – Annual Orono Chili Cook-Off & Baking Competition
10am-5pm // Downtown Orono
oronochilicookoff.wordpress.com

Sept 27 – Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority’s Tree I.D. Hike
1pm-3pm // Ganaraska Forest Centre
http://www.grca.on.ca/calendar.html

These are only just some of the events happening in Clarington! If you do not see your event there, please submit it through the Clarington Events Calendar: http://calendar.clarington.net/Default/Month

For more information, visit our office! Open Monday – Saturday, 10am-5pm, located at 181 Liberty St S in Bowmanville.