This September in Clarington

September2This September In Clarington
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

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

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.

Orono park 3

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.

Orono park 1

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.

Orono park 6

 

 

62 Things To Do In Clarington This Summer!

 

ConstantContactSummer
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

archi

 

Archi1

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

IMG_2097

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

IMG_2095IMG_2094Womens

No Clock, No Paper, No Problem!

The Fuel Shed

 

by Meaghan Newey

The quaint patisserie in the heart of downtown Bowmanville has a “hipster-esque,” yet hometown coffee shop atmosphere. With no clocks, televisions, newspapers or commercial-interrupted music, Coffee & Cakes truly provides its patrons a way to interact with each other and escape everyday stresses. But don’t worry, they have free Wi-Fi.

Barista, Mark Robinson and wife/Cake Designer, Lisa, opened their doors as Coffee & Cakes in August 2012, providing Clarington with a variety of international store roasted beans and specialty baked goods. With Summerfest happening this weekend, Coffee & Cakes has launched their own coffee label, Make Every bean Count. Customers are now able to purchase a selection of the internationally store roasted beans to take back into their own homes.

Not only do they offer what I would like to state as the best coffee in town, the Robinson’s also have a substitute option for those who don’t have such a sweet tooth.

“I was really out of shape before we opened the place, and I needed a serious lifestyle change,” says Robinson. “I started running and getting involved in triathlons. We talked about giving Clarington a healthier alternative, and that’s when we opened The Fuel Shed.”

Since 2013, The Fuel shed has been providing patrons with a healthier menu. Some options include their fresh, made-to-order protein shakes, specialty sandwiches, raw soups, and clean smoothies. Not only is clean eating a top priority of the store, but being active and getting involved in local events such as Tough Mudder, local marathons, or even small running groups is a focus point too. The Shed Team is an idea that Robinson has been toying with, but hopes to allow it grow into something of it’s own.

“Much like the Running Room, the Shed Team can be a group of people who want to enter a marathon-type event, or just go running as a group,” says Robinson. “We can sponsor your team for the event, or we can even have a networking session with health and fitness as our common goal.”

The Robinson’s truly believe in a sustainable community, agreeing that customer interaction is the base of their own success. So don’t forget to drop in, say hello to Mark and Lisa, and have yourself the best cup of coffee in Clarington!

Facebook: Coffee & Cakes, The Fuel Shed
Twitter: @thefuelshed

 

Clarington needs to be a place people drive to, not drive through!

We have some exciting news to share with you!

Starting next week our intern, Meaghan, is going to be featuring a new blog series for Clarington Tourism coinciding with the on-going initiative, Sustainable Clarington.

Here’s some information about Meaghan, for those of you who don’t already know her:

Currently, she is a second year student at Durham College, studying public relations. In order to obtain her diploma she sought out a placement here at the Municipality, and we are thrilled to have her on board.

When she isn’t spending her time with us, you can find her riding horses all across Ontario. A dedicated equestrian for over 15 years, Meaghan has a long list of accomplishments, most recent being the overall Champion in her division on the Ontario University Equestrian Association’s (OUEA) circuit. Don’t let her ribbons and medals fool you though, she has the bumps, bruises and stories to prove she stays humble and true to those around her — even the horses!
Find her on:
Twitter, Instagram and Pintrest: @newdulz

Here’s a bit about the upcoming series, in Meaghan’s own words:

I want to bring awareness to both the community and visitors by featuring Bowmanville, Newcastle, Courtice and Orono’s food, shopping and entertainment locations in hopes of drawing more traffic and sustainability to Clarington itself.

First stop, Bowmanville’s original Fuel Shed to chat with Mark about healthy eating with a cherry on top, stay tuned!

This June in Clarington

This June In Clarington

Welcome to wonderful June! We hope you uncover outdoor events that celebrate this wonderful month; the start of Summer in Ontario!

Home & Lifestyle Show June 1, 10am-5pm
103 Caroline St in Newcastle.
It’s held for one day at the Newcastle Memorial Arena. Its open from 10am to 5pm with over 60 Vendors
http://www.newcastle.on.ca

Brookside Cottage 20th Annual Self-Guided Garden/Artisan Tour June 4, 10am-4pm
A self-guided garden tour with artisans showcasing and selling their works. Old cars, bird watching, and a lunch stop (for purchase).
Contact: Corinne at 905-263-4285
7054 Lettner Road, Bowmanville (Tyrone)
http://www.clarington.net/events/index.php?eID=398

7th Annual Rocking Rotary Ribfest June 6, 7 and 8
At the Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex in Bowmanville
Friday & Saturday June 6th 7th, 2013  12:00 noon to 11:00 pm
Sunday June 8, 2013 – 8:00am to 8:00 pm
Sunday features the Alfie Shrubb’s Race with a Pancake Breakfast
www.bowmanvilleribfest.com
info@bowmanvilleribfest

Spring Food and Wine Festival June 7 @ 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM | $10
This unique event unites renowned chefs, wine masters and breweries from across Ontario to explore the marriage of culinary art and winemaking. Those attending will have their taste buds explore special food  tastings, sample fine wines and beers. Door prizes, live music and Jacque Kent fashion accessories will be made available.
Contact Mary-Jane Nettle
http://www.bigbrothersbigsisters.ca/clarington

Spartan Race – Toronto, at Brimacombe June 7 & 8
https://www.facebook.com/SpartanRaceCanada

Cousin Courtice’s Birthday Bash June 8, 9am-4:30pm
Join in on the fun as Children’s Entertainer Malibu Bob hosts a day of FAMILY FUN!  From an interactive DJ show, to balloon animals, to magic, to walking on stilts, you’ll be sure to have a fun time.
All this in honour of our good friend and mascot at the Courtice Flea Market, Cousin Courtice.  Cousin can often be seen walking around the market handing out balloons to the kids.  At 1 pm, celebrate alongside this rascally raccoon as we present him with a birthday cake. And the good news is – Cousin Courtice likes to share!
The Courtice Flea Market has been in operation since 1992, and is one of Ontario’s few remaining authentic flea markets.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mezWsw0iKMk

Summerfest & Annual Sidewalk Sale, June 12,13, and 14
Thursday -  Sidewalk Sale, launch of the ‘Clarington Tourism <3’s Boots and Hearts’ shop local promotion for a chance to win Boots and Hearts Music Festival tickets, new country music, and much more

Friday – NEW!!!!   Summerfest presents FOOD TRUCK FRIDAY!   Join us from 11am-10pm for delectable eats right off the street.    And for the first time at a Bowmanville festival – visit us in the BEER TENT!  while listening to new country music.  From 7-9pm Boots and Hearts presents new country artist LINDSAY BROUGHTON live from the stage at Summerfest!  Bring the family!  From Noon-3pm Classic and Vintage British cars on display. At 5:30pm Canadian Historic Grand Prix Tribute will enter Downtown Bowmanville with a police escort.  Don’t miss this chance to see vintage Formula 1 race cars.

Saturday – Rick Patterson Memorial Show and Shine, Woof Jacks Dog Show, Bowmanville Zoo animal rides, duck pond, carnival, jumping castles, food vendors, music, and sidewalk sale
www.bowmanville.com

Can. Historic Grand Prix At Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, June 13, 14, 15th
Organized by the Vintage Automobile racing Association (VARAC), this annual historic auto racing event features beautifully restored cars from the past 50 years of motorsport. This year’s feature will be Triumph vs. MG Canadian-American Showdown

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June, 2014
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com

Doors Open Clarington June 14 10am-4pm
Doors Open Clarington, in its 5th year, celebrates the uniqueness of Historic Bowmanville.
Sites will offer varied experiences from private homes once owned by well-known families and used to house training school boys during WWII’s operation of Camp 30, to industrial sites, open beach and conservation areas.  Unique opportunities await you with visits to a crematorium and fish ladder, while the heritage of this area will be highlighted in tours of some lake side cottages of West Beach, a carriage house and significant architecture like the Octagon House.
Come explore some hidden treasures & exciting adventures in Clarington.
www.doorsopenclarington.wordpress.com

The Outstanding in our Field Dinner Series is a culinary adventure New in 2014.
” Strawberries Fields Forever”
June 29
Join us as we set 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.
http://www.kccgourmetcatering.com/menu/outstanding-field

Watch our Community Calendar for Summer Concerts on the Lawn and In The Parks throughout Clarington!
http://www.clarington.net/events

 

 

 

 

This May In Clarington

Words and photos by Clarington Tourism

April showers bring May flowers – here’s what’s blooming ‘This Month in Clarington’!

Maple Festival and All That Jazz, in beautiful Historic Downtown Bowmanville, Saturday May 3rd, 9am to 5pm.  A celebration of spring and the maple syrup harvest along with cool jazz in the heart of Historic Downtown Bowmanville’s main street, which will be closed to vehicle traffic on the day. Enjoy all things maple, such as breakfast or lunch of flapjacks, sausage and real maple syrup served in a huge marquee tent, maple flavoured hot made-on-the-spot doughnuts, elephant ears and maple syrup, and maple fudge, along with interesting exhibits, unique crafts to purchase, rides for the children and, of course, cool jazz at several locations. A chance to take the family out to enjoy the warmer temperatures of Spring. And don’t forget to visit the local stores who will have their Spring merchandise display.
http://www.bowmanville.com

Earth Day Tree Planting, May 3rd, Enniskillen Conservation Area  The public is invited to give nature a helping hand at Central Lake Ontario Conservation’s annual Earth Day event being held at the Sanderson Tract, which is part of the north section of Enniskillen Conservation Area, The event is FREE and will run rain or shine, on Saturday May 3rd from 9:00am until noon. All wishing to participate are asked to register online or call 905-579-0411, ext. 142   , and free online registration
http://www.cloca.ca/2014/Earth_Day/index.htm

Men’s Night Out Poker Event, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park May 3rd, in support of Lakeridge Bowmanville Hosptial
Details and registration HERE:
http://www.cbot.ca/mensnighthospital

Haydon Kitchen Party , May 3rd. This event in its 4th year is a concert featuring local musicians gathering to help raise funds for Haydon Community Hall.  This year we are featuring Trish Robb, Tim Watson and County West.  Tickets are $25 and are available online, or at Hands On Music in Bowmanville.  You may also call 905-263-4494 for more information. There will be food and refreshments as well as a silent auction table at the event.
http://haydoncommunityhall.com/

12th Annual Free Comic Book Day. May 3rd, Gnu Books, located at the Courtice Flea Market, is once again celebrating it’s free comic book day. Gnu has been located at the market for the past three years, and offers a number of comics, novels etc. So come on out to the Courtice Flea Market to pick up your free comic!!! 10am-4pm, Courtice Flea Market (Gnu Books Booth), 1696 Bloor Street, Courtice
http://www.gnubooks.net

Mothers Day Workshop with Terren’s Wellness Centre at The Fire Hall Bistro, Orono. An introductory class for making a melt and pour soap, basic cream, and an epson salt bath blend. Refreshments will be served. Reserved your spot by May 1, 2014 by calling 905-983-5000 Cost: $25.00 each – supplies included
https://www.facebook.com/events/629748990433310/

Paws to Read, Clarington Public Library Bowmanville Branch, May 3RD and 10, 2-4pm. The Paws to Read® program is designed to match children with a certified therapy dog and their handler for a fun one-on-one reading session! Studies have shown that reading to dogs encourages confidence and boosts self-esteem in children. Reading out loud to a Paws to Read dog boosts literacy and makes reading fun! Advanced registration required per 15 minute session; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone. No charge. Presented in partnership with Therapeutic Paws of Canada, a non-profit, charitable organization.
nfo@clarington-library.on.ca

Mandarin MS Walk, May 4th, Garnet B. Rickard Recreation Complex, 2440 Hwy 2, Bowmanville. Every year over 40,000 Canadians in more than 160 communities across our country lace up at the MS Walk to raise vital funds for people living with MS. This family-oriented, community-supported event offers walking routes of varying lengths – including a wheelchair-accessible route – and features start/finish line activities such as inspiring words from MS Ambassadors (people living with MS), entertainment, team awards and more. 08:00 AM – 02:00 PM. 905 668 0388,
kailey.oneill@mssociety.ca

Annual Salad Luncheon, May 7th, Trinity United Church The annual ‘Salad Luncheon and Spring Bazaar’ is being held with continuous seating from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Take outs are available and delivery available within Bowmanville. Get your tickets early.
Details HERE:
http://www.trinityunitedbowmanville.com/

61st Annual Kinsmen Carnival, the Garnet B. Rickard Complex, May 8to 11. Bowmanville. Family fun, rides, games, candy floss and carnival food. All in support of a great cause – your community! May 8 is Loonie/Toonie day. May 11 is Mothers Day; Mothers ride free all day! For advanced all day pass purchase, visit participating shops in Downtown Bowmanville. Come out for a day of family fun and excitement!
bowmanvillekinsmen@gmail.com

Neil Newton – the TYRONE SERIES 1970-73, May 8, 588 Markham Street, Toronto. Reception 11am, with artist talk at 4pm.

Around 1970, Newton bought a small farm at Regional Rd 57 outside of Toronto in Durham region. He took a series of photographs documenting rural life in the Tyrone, Enniskillen, Haydon and Hampton areas. The prints perfectly captured the characters and life in the area at that time. They toured Canada as part of a joint project by Art Gallery of Ontario, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery and Canada Council. The exhibition then journeyed to England and Sweden. Two photographs in the series are now housed in the National Gallery collection in Ottawa. Neil is a member of the Royal Canadian Academy of the Arts.  https://www.facebook.com/events/652733501463788/

National Day of Honour May 9 – contact Royal Canadian Legion

Miche Canada Open House & Warehouse Sale, May 9. 1712 Baseline Rd W., Courtice. 1 day a year for 4 hours only (5-9pm)! See all 4 sizes of purses & hundreds of Shells purse covers).
https://www.michebag.ca/events/index

Newcastle Horticultural Society Plant Sale, May 10, Newcastle Community Hall, 20 King Avenue West, Newcastle. Gleaned from our members gardens, plants of all types at reasonable prices.  8am -Noon.  Also selling Mother’s Day arrangements and pots.
http://www.newcastlegarden.com/

Orono Historic Walking Tour May 10 Join Charles Taws in a historic guide of downtown Orono, 1-2:30pm. Phone: 905-623-2734, claringtonmuseums.programs@rogers.com

Put Some Spring in Your Step May 10– Ganaraska Forest Centre. 10am-2pm. Join in and search for flowers and spring birds during Migratory Bird Week. Enjoy a guided ecology walk through the Ganaraska Forest. Don’t forget your binoculars, and birding and flower guides! Pre-registration is required by calling 905 885 8173.  info@grca.on.ca
http://www.ganaraskaforestcentre.ca/

Bethesda House 12th Annual Spring Fling Dinner/Auction, May 15 Clarington Beech Centre, 26 Beech Avenue. Bowmanville.  Doors open at 6 pm – Tickets $60 each – for tickets or to donate items for the auction.
Details HERE:
http://www.bethesdahouse.ca/

Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, May 16, 17,, 18. The unofficial kick-off to the summer season, Castrol presents the Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend will feature the NASCAR Canadian Tire Series and the ground-pounding muscle cars of the SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series plus the return of Pirelli World Challenge (Touring & B-Spec).  Four Canadian Series’, the Canadian Touring Car Championship, Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Michelin, Formula 1600 Super Series and the Canadian Supercar Championship will round out the exciting on-track action. Tickets available here:
http://www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/

Spring Flower Show, May 20, Newcastle Community Hall, 7:30-9:30pm. ‘New Plants For Raised Gardens’ with John Storie. Centennial room. Staging time 6:30- 7:30 p.m. Call 905 987 1746
http://www.newcastlegarden.com/meeting-dates.html

OPG Family Days: Garden Party & Teddy Bear Picnic, May 24, noon to 4pm. Bowmanville Museum, 37 Silver Street. Spring has sprung and we’re ready to enjoy the blossoms. Join us in the beautiful gardens of Bowmanville Museum for our home grown plant sale, and family Teddy Bear Picnic. Bring your family (and Teddy’s) to enjoy traditional garden activities and games, refreshments, and great prices on annuals and perennials. Sponsored by Ontario Power Generation. No pre-registration necessary. Members: $4 per person/$14 per family (up to 5 people) Non-member: $5 per person/$18 per family (up to 5 people).
http://www.claringtonmuseums.com/events-summer-camps-more/

Paul Kelly – A Retospecitve Opening Reception May 25, Visual Arts Centre of Clarington,
http://www.vac.ca/upcoming-exhibitions.html

Don’t forget to stop in and see the Artworks on display in the Main Gallery and the Showcase at the Municipality of Clarington Administrative Centre:  40 Temperance Street, Bowmanville  Exhibitions may be viewed during regular business hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Main Gallery (Room)

Diane Daigle                                       April 2014
Fred Sewell                                         May 2014
Isabel Velduis /Stuart Morley           June 2014

Tire Take Back at Dom’s Auto May 26-31
http://www.cbot.ca/tiretakeback

Firehouse Battle of the Bands, May 30. The Firehouse Battle of the Bands is scheduled to ROCK Garnet B. Rickard on Friday May 30th. so if your waiting for that big break??? Can’t wait to play in front of a big crowd??? Then register your band or reserve your tickets today!!!
http://www.thefirehouse.ca/

Tag Days for Association of Hospital Volunteers, May 30 & 31 Bowmanville

Community Yard Sale May 31 organized by Knights of Columbus Council 6361, to be held rain or shine, at St. Joseph R.C. Church’s parking lot and parish hall. BBQ, music, face painting, 50-50 draw, silent auction, bake sale table. St. Vincent de Paul truck will be present to take any unsold items. 6:30am – 1pm. Phone 905 419 1509, a_ainsworth38@yahoo.ca

Raise The Barn – Fundraising Event May 30, 7pm-1am Knox Pumpkin Farm, 6325 Enfield Road, Hampton, ON  L0B 1J0. Dancing, Food and Live Entertainment. Come enjoy some very talented muscians from SASS program, Straight From The Hips and the Doozies.  It promises to be a very FUNraising night.  Silent auction, door prizes and a night under the stars.

Tickets are $25.00 with all proceeds going to RaiseTheBarn2014.  For more information visit  http://www.raisethebarn.1stopalpacafarm.com or to hear their story, visit  http://www.1stopalpacafarm.com