Community Events

Mon: Aphasia Communication Group - The Stroke Recovery Association (Barrie District). All sessions free 705-737-9202.

Mon: 9 am. Coffee Club and Art Group - 9:30 am Pool and 10 am Tiny Stitches The Place 300 Balm Beach Rd. Perkinsfield

Mon: 10 to 11:30/7:30 to 9 p.m. Ladies Interdenominational Bible Study Willow Creek Church 2387 Gill Rd. 705-722-7582

Every Mon: 4:20/5:45 Drop in Yoga classes at the Villa Nursing Home Midland Yonge St. Donna Boudreau 795 427 0740

Mon: 1 p.m. Elmvale Community Hall, euchre/bid euchre

Mon & Wed: 1 pm – 3 pm at the Penetanguishene Arena. Seniors shuffle board 245-7611 for info. Register at town hall.

Mon 11am-12:30pm; or Wed, 5-7pm  Peer Support Midland Library Drop-in Monday mornings or make an appointment on Wednesdays, 5-7pm, with an OPDI-trained peer support worker. We provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to explore your personal goals, strengths and challenges, and help improve your quality of life. Contact Kelly – call 705-526-4216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon 1-2:30pm Midland Library Better Days Addiction Support Group with Chigamik Community Health Centre provides a non-judgmental space and explores strategies to assist individuals reduce or quit using alcohol and/or substances. Simply drop-in! 526-4216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mon: 7 pm Midland District Railroad Club at Huronia Airport - basement of white building 705-526-3461

Mon: 7:30 Bingo at Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Beach for the months of July and August.  Everyone Welcome

Mon: Euchre 7:30 p.m. RCL Barrie

2nd & 4th Monday: 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Simcoe County Embroidery Guild meet September until June at the Simcoe County Museum. 705-726-5820.

3rd Monday of the of month: North Simcoe Sirius Astronomers meets 7:00 pm Huronia Airport People of all ages with an interest in the night sky are invited. Peter Ridout 705-549-0913

Every Monday: MCC 8-10:30 FREE Midland Jams Plugged In 527 4420 www.midlandculturalcentre.com FB @Midland Jams

Every Tues 9 a.m. – Barrie Golden Kiwanis - group of retired men meets at St. Paul’s Anglican, Mapleview and Yonge St. http://kiwanisbarriegoldenk.ca/

Every Tues & Thurs year round 8:30-12 noon – Georgian Bay Heritage League meet in Perkinsfield behind Country Bath & Kitchen on Cty Rd 6. Join us to restore wooden boats built in this area. 705.526.5039. Facebook Georgian Bay Heritage League .

Tues: 9:30 am to 8:30 pm Woodcarver Shop at Wye March across from Martyr’s Shrine in dedicated shop with power tools and dust collectors. Feel free to come. 705 424 1999

Tues: 9:30 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place

Tues 1:30 pm Coldwater Legion Euchre, www.coldwaterlegion.com 705 686 3388 Branch This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Twice monthly on Wed, 1-3pm  Midland Public Library Seniors’ Drop-In Join us at the Midland Public Library for an afternoon of companionship, conversations and fun! 705 526 4216 x 3307Refreshments will be provided. FREE. Drop-in.

March 20th- Armchair Travel

3rd Tues: Elmvale Legion 2-4 pm Veteran’s Drop In Day.

Tues: 5:30 Ages 4-8 and 6:30 ages 9-14. Art Classes Creative Madness Art Studio 705 322 6588 Elmvale

Tues: 5:30 Newcomer Services English Conversation Circle to improve language skills/meet new people, YMCA Midland 529 2518

First Tuesday: 6.30 – 8.30 PM Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club North Simcoe Sport/Recreation Centre. 705-534-3771

2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month: Elmvale District Lions Club dinner and General Meeting, 7 pm at Lions Hall Flos Conc 7. New members welcome. 705-734-4350

Every Tues 7-9 Circle Jam at the Surf Restaurant Balm Beach All styles of acoustic music welcome Cathryn 416-628-1356

Tues: 7 pm Bid Euchre Bayshore Seniors Club Woodland Beach.

1st Tues: 7 pm Elmvale Legion  General Meeting 322 1042

Tues: 7:30 pm: Bid Euchre and darts Barrie Legion

Wed: 9 am Coffee Club - 10 am Pool - 12:30 pm Games Afternoon 2nd Wed: 1:30 pm Camera Club Georgian Bay Swinging Seniors “The Place” 300 Balm Beach Road

Every Wed morning 10 am Spirit Café for a time of fellowship and conversation. All welcome. St John’s United Church.

First Wed/Month: Regular meeting of the Georgian Bay Métis Council at 355 Cranston Cres. Midland 526-6335

Wed: CHAIR YOGA 10:00 - 11:00 am. Gentle exercises with soothing music. Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors 300 Balm Beach Road West 705 526 5074

Wed: 12-1:00 Lunch, $8 at Barrie Legion. 728-1412

Wed: 12:30 Euchre at Wasaga Beach United Church 429-4935

Every Wed: 1 pm Bridge at Bayshore Senior Citizens’ 2000 Tiny Beaches Rd S Woodland Beach

Every Wednesday afternoon Midland Public Library Tech Help Figuring out a new device? Giving social media a try? If you’ve got a question about today’s technology or are looking for a little guidance, then we’re here to help! Book a 30-minute one-on-one session with a resident ‘techie’. Contact Angie, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call 705-526-4216.

Third Wednesday of each month, 2:30pm Midland Public Library

Genealogy Gems Join us for a monthly meet up to exchange tips, tricks and ideas to expand your family tree. Contact Kim about the Genealogy Gems, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 705-526-4216.

Wed: 1 pm Royal Canadian Legion Elmvale District 262 Legion Seniors (55+). Table Shuffleboard and social.

First Wed 7 - 9 PM Progressive Euchre: Join us for a fun filled evening at St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Ave. Midhurst Everyone is welcome!

3rd Wednesday of the Month, 6:30-8:00pm Midland Public Library 705 526 4216 x 3307 MPL Writers’ Group An enthusiastic informal writer’s circle to improve your writers’ craft, regardless of your level or experience. Open to all genres – this group is open to anyone interested in the writing process. Free. Register at the main desk.

Wed: 7 pm Euchre at Sunnidale Corners Hall!

2nd Wed: 7 pm LA General Meeting Elmvale Legion.

2nd and last Wed: 7 - 8:30 pm.- Wasaga Cancer Support group meetings open to all cancer survivors, caregivers and family members at Body‘n Balance Physiotherapy (705) 429 - 9619.

First Wed. of month: 7 pm Hillsdale Parks and Rec meet in the Community Centre. 835-5240

Wed. 7:30 pm Fun darts at Coldwater Legion

Wed: 7:30 pm Cribbage at Barrie Legion.

4th Wed: 7:30 pm Horticultural Society meets Elmvale Legion

4th Wed: 6:45 pm Monthly meeting of the Georgian Bay Quilting Guild (GBQG) monthly meeting at the Midland Public Library 533 4884 www.gbqg.ca

Thurs: 9 am Coffee Club- 10-3 p.m. Tiny Stitchers, The Place Perkinsfield, 526-5074

Third Thurs. of each month, 9:30 to 11 am Oct. 18-May 2019 at Hillsdale Presbyterian Church, 6 Mill St. W. Coffee Party: coffee/tea/muffins/tea biscuits & jam. Visitors welcome.

2nd Thursday each month 9:30 - noon PROBUS (Professional Business) club consisting of people 55 plus meet at the Wasaga Stars arena for coffee, a business meeting and a guest speaker. Probus is a non fund-raising organization.

Every Third Thurs 10 am -noon - Barrie Kempenfelt Probus Club meets at the Royal Canadian Legion – Branch 147, 410 St. Vincent Street – Barrie Ontario –  (Entrance on Ferris Lane) Start

3rd Thurs: Free Community Breakfast at All Saints Anglican Church Hall 1 Peel St. Penetanguishene 549 2223

3rd Thurs: 10 am - noon - The raging grannies meet at Woods Park retirement facility 110 Lillian Cres. in Barrie. 322-1575

4th Thurs: 1-3 Nottawasaga Bay Stroke Recovery meet at 135, 32nd St. Wasaga Beach Guests speakers 429-9571

Thurs 1-3pm Midland Library The HeART of the Community Join a small group of participants from the HERO Centre & The Quest Art School & Gallery weekly till June 2019 to learn amazing skills from professional instructors including: painting, drawing, printmaking, pottery, textiles & more! Faith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or 705-526-4216 ext. 3305.

Thurs: Shuffleboard at 1 pm at the Coldwater Legion

Every Thurs: 1:30 pm Darts at Bayshore Senior Citizens’ 2000 Tiny Beaches Rd S Woodland Beach

4th Thurs: 1:30 pm Diabetes support group meets at the Health and Wellness Center at Penetang General Hospital 549-0881

4th Thurs: 3-5 pm Parkinson’s support group meetings at the Superstore Midland 526-9170.

Thurs 6-8pm Midland Library Midland Makers Join us for engaging speakers, exciting projects, and the chance to share and develop your own high- and low-tech interests with everyone in the community. If you have a particular technology or project of interest you’d like to present on or hear about, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last Thurs - Open Stage at Barrie Library 60 Worsley St. 6:30-7 sign up and entertainment till 8:30 pm This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Third Thurs: 6.30– 8.30 PM Georgian Bay Coin and Stamp Club meets at the Prime Time Club, 1724 Mosley Street, Wasaga Beach.  705-429-4948

1st Thurs: 7 pm Midland District Camera Club at North Simcoe Sports and Recreation Centre, Midland, in Askennonia Seniors Club. . Speakers, refreshments. www.midlandcameraclub.com

Last Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30pm Midland Public Library LGBTQ+ Adult Drop-In A safe social space for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and allies. Join us for coffee and conversation. Hosted in partnership with the Gilbert Centre. 705 526 4216 x 3307

2nd Thurs: each month Sept. to June 7 pm. Barrie-Thornton Fiddle Club at Thornton Banquet Hall above the arena.  An evening of entertainment, dance, square dance.  All welcome. Lloyd Preston 722-8335 www.barriethorntonfiddleclub.com

2nd Thurs of each month (Sept - June) inclusive 7 - 9 pm Barrie Stamp Club at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen Street, Barrie (side door). Our website is www.barriedistrictstampclub.ca  Bruce Walter 705-735-6009.

3rd Thurs 5:15  Elmvale BIA meet in Elmvale Library

Thurs: 7 - 10 pm Good Vibes Coffeehouse at Mount St. Louis Road and 4th of Oro-Medonte

Thurs: 7 pm Bid Euchre at the Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors Centre, 526-5074

Thurs: 7 pm - Elmvale Com Hall Euchre/Bid Euchre Lunch.

Thurs: Darts at 7:30 pm at the Coldwater Legion

Fri: 9:30 a.m. Coffee Club - 9:30 Pool, 12:30 p.m. Bridge – Includes Coffee/Tea/Cookies Georgian Shores Swinging Seniors “The Place”, Perkinsfield, 705-526-5074

Fri 11am Midland Library French Conversation Group Looking to improve your French? Interested in increasing your repertoire past “Est-ce que je peux aller aux toilettes?” MPL and la Clé have partnered to bring you this group. Free – Drop In! 526-4216 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Every Friday 1:30 pm Shuffleboard at Bayshore Senior Citizens’ 2000 Tiny Beaches Rd. S Woodland Beach

Fri: 5:30 pm WB Lions Bingo at RecPlex 429-3331

Fri: 6 pm Steak Darts at Coldwater Legion

Fri.: 6 pm - Full course meals RCL Barrie $10 Reservations required, 728-4002

1st Fri of month: 7-8:30 pm “KID ZONE” Elmvale Presbyterian Church, 22 Queen St., E.  Children J.K. to Grade 8 welcome.

Sat: 10-2 pm Farmers Market in Penetang at Le Cle at 63 Main S

2nd Saturday of every month: Jam from 11-1 pm at MCC Harmony Music Cafe 705-527-4420

Last Saturday of the month- 2-4pm The Loop- ‘Sit and Knit’ Social at Midland Public Library 705 526 4216 x 3307

Sat: 3 pm Meat Darts BBQ at Legion, Branch 147, Barrie,

Last Saturday of the month, 2pm The Loop- “Sit & Knit” Social Midland Public Library Join us for monthly gatherings to share your favourite needle craft with others. For needle crafters of all skill levels, the Loop is a way of making a time and place for your craft and a change to meet new people who share your interests. New to knitting? Pick up new tricks and always have someone at the ready to help you through difficult parts of patterns or explain a new-to-you technique. This is a free, drop-in program – registration is not required.

Sat: 3 pm Meat Darts. ARMY NAVY/AIR FORCE CLUB, 7 George Street, Barrie 728-8240

Sat: 5:00 Meat Darts Elmvale Legion. 322-1042 Welcome!

Sun: 9:45 am Knox Flos Presbyterian Church Services

Sun: 10 am - St. John’s United Church welcomes you for worship. 27 Yonge St. S, Elmvale. www.unitedchurchelmvale.org

Every Sunday 10:30 to 11:30 for July & August - Church in the Pines outdoor service Tiny Twp Cawaja Beach & 28 Lefaive Rd. Rev. Grace Adams 705 533 3916

Sun: 11 am Christian Science Society Church services at 159 Collier St. Barrie

Every Sunday:   1-2pm.  Perogies available at the Ukrainian church at Cawaja Beach.  5 Brook Ave., Tiny, Services are usually at 11:30.  Contact:  Rev. Andrija Petresin 905-929-3914  

 

DAILY EVENTS - All on the website at

www.springwaternews.ca with greater information.

 

Sat Mar 9, 9:30am OR 11am Midland Public Library Colour Me Curious with Scientists in Schools Use colour to watch water defy gravity, explore rainbows and create an exploding concoction. This is a FREE program for ages 5-12. Registration is required. 705 526 4216 x 3307

Mar 9 Fundraising Meatroll 3-5.  Coldwater Legion Come out and have a chance to win your dinner for $1.00.

Mar 9 noon to 7 pm Georgian Annual Pow Wow at Barrie Campus Gymnasium 1 Georgian Drive

Mar 9 to 17 10-4 pm March Break - the stars are the limit at the Simcoe County Museum 705 728 3721

Mar 10, St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Avenue, Midhurst will be presenting a Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop on Saturday March 10  from 1-5 PM, cost $20, Creative and fun for ages 12 through adult.  Call Colleen 705 812 0116

Mar 11 Tiffen Bay Folk presents Acoustic Open Stage at the MCC 705 527 4420

Tues, Ma r12, 10-11am Midland Public Library Make Your Own Video Game Controller—Level 1 Experiment with ordinary objects and our Makey kits to create and test your own video game controllers. This is a FREE program for ages 9-12. Registration is required.705 526 4216 x 3307

Mar 13 11:30 - 1:30 Barrie Women’s Connection Spring is Just Around the Corner at the Barrie Legion. Concert with Terry & Ginny Brindle $5 705 735 0926

Wed Mar 13, 7 pm Midland Public Library An Evening In Ireland & Scotland Discover the many shades of Ireland and Scotland with Jennifer Anaka. Enjoy stunning views of dramatic scenery, castles, quiet lakes, enchanting coastal roads, interesting cities & fun-loving Gaelic music. Themed refreshments & light snacks provided. Tickets - $10/ea. Available at the main desk. 705 526 4216 x 3307

Thurs, Mar 14, 6-8pm Midland Public Library Bad Art Night Don’t worry about making anything “good”, just create! We’ll have canvases for you to decorate however you like. This is a FREE program for ages 10-14. Registration is required. 705 526 4216 x 3307

Mar 16  Jammin at the Coldwater Legion 2-6.  If you can sing or play an instrument everybody is welcome. 

Mar 16: St Patrick’s Day Beef & Guinness Stew Dinner hosted by St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Ave, Midhurst  5:00 PM,  Cost $15, Age 3-12 $5, under 3 free. Call Colleen for tickets 705 812 0116.

Mar 17 Come out and be Irish for a day. Coldwater Legion Listen to the fantastic music of Bruce Naismith.  2-6. 

Mar 22 -  World Water Day, as recognized by the United Nations. Find out more at http://www.worldwaterday.org/

Mar 23/24 - Sweetwater Harvest Festival, Wye Marsh. To find out more and purchase tickets, visit: https://www.wyemarsh.com/sweetwater

Mar 18 7:30 Midland Jams…Plugged in at the MCC

Mar 23, 1:30 at Thornton Library Meeting Room. Essa Historical Society’s meeting Speaker - Leah Emms, Ontario Federation of Agriculture Topic - Advocating for Agriculture. 

Mar 23 Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop presented by St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Avenue, Midhurst  on Saturday March 23  1-5 PM, cost $20, Creative and fun for ages 12 through adult.  Call Colleen 705 812 0116

Mar 25 -  Tiny Committee of the Whole and Regular Meeting of Council

Mar 26 -  County Committee of the Whole and Regular Meeting of Council

Wed, Mar 27, 2-3:30pm Midland Public Library Using Your Library Online Step-by-step instruction on how to use the library’s online re-sources to manage your library account & how to find your next great read! FREE— Visit the circulation desk to register. 705 526 4216 x 3307

Mar 27 -  Huronia Community Foundation – Community Grants Info. Session (3:30 to 4:30pm) and a Meet and Greet with their new ED Stephen Couchman (4:30 to 6:00pm). Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Poyntz St., Penetanguishene.

Thurs Mar 28th 1pm – 3pm The Simcoe County Quilters’ Guild will hold their monthly meeting at the Simcoe County Museum, Midhurst. Guest speaker will be Judy Lyons, an accredited quilt appraiser. How to date and preserve treasured quilts will be included in Judy’s presentation. New members and visitors ($5.00 fee) are welcome.

Mar 30 Clubroom Entertainment with Bill Dickenson 2-6. Coldwater Legion Our canteen is open food is available

Mar 31 7:30 JP Cormier at the MCC

Apr 2 7:30 pm Memphis Jones & the Kings at the MCC

Apr 4 7pm at NSSRC Midland Town Hall meeting re Protecting our local health care services from mega mergers and privatization.

Apr 6 Ukrainian Easter Egg Workshop presented by St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Avenue, Midhurst  on Saturday April 6  1-5 PM, cost $20, Creative and fun for ages 12 through adult.  Call Colleen 705 812 0116

Apr 7 7:30 pm Stephen Fearing at the MCC 527 4420

Apr 7-13 -    National Volunteer Week

Apr 9 7:30 pm A Day in the Life of Anna Porter Author Publisher at the MCC 705 527 4420

Apr 12 6-8 pm Georgian Bay Storytelling Trust at Penetanguishene Public Library 10 minutes each

Apr 13 Easter Blessings Bake Sale April 13,10AM – Noon, St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Avenue, Midhurst, Drop by to pick up your Easter goodies and support Outreach in our Community.

Apr 14 7:30 pm Lennie Gallant at the MCC 527 4420

Apr 16: at MCC Our Heath Services presents Diabetes. 705 527 2806

Apr 19 8 pm Stevie Ray Vaughen Tribute Band at MCC

Saturday, April 20 from 9am to noon at the Elmvale Community Hall Blood donors are needed in Elmvale. Join #CanadasLifeline and book your appointment on blood.ca or call 1-888-2DONATE.

Apr 22-27 - Earth Week – Stay tuned for more information.

Apr 24 for  6 weeks FREE! Living a Healthy Life  Series  Workshop, a North Simcoe Muskoka self management program hosted by St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Ave, Midhurst.  Six Wednesday afternoons beginning April 24 through May 29, 2019. To Register, call Sharon 705 726 0696

Apr 27 CPR/AED: Level A Training by The County of Simcoe Paramedic services, hosted by St Paul’s Anglican Church, 5 Noraline Ave, Midhurst. Saturday, April 27, 2019, 1-5 PM. Cost $50. CPR/AED: Level A course Completed Certificate. To Register, call Sharon 705 726 0696

Apr 30 Rally to be held at Queen’s Park re the Health Super Agency. Buses to be arranged $20 each 705 549 5343

May 25, Oro Fairgrounds, Line 7N& 15/16 SR. Annual Plant Sale with preview at 9 am and sale at 10 am SHARP! We incorporate a huge selection of healthy perennials and native plants. Bring your wagon or wheelbarrow and we will have volunteers available to help you get your many purchases to the car. Be sure to visit the Kid’s Zone hosted by Master Gardeners.” email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web page www.gardenontario.org/site.php/oromedonte Facebook, search Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society Oro-Medonte Community Centre, #71 Line 4 & Hwy 11N

July 5 to 7 Mariposa Festival in Orillia ten stages of the best folk-roots music on the North American scene, along with story, dance and craft.  All categories of ticket are now on sale. Kids 12 & under admitted free. Special hot ticket pricing for youth and young adults. Tent and RV camping available

Aug 2-5th 54th Georgian Bay Steam Show Cookstown

Aug 4: Golf Ball drop at Midland Golf and Country Cub. Tickets available thru the GBGH.

Aug 8 to 11 Boots and Hearts at Burl’s Creek Events Grounds www.bootsandhearts.com

Aug 23/24 Georgian Triangle Music Festival Wasaga Beach www.georgiantrianglemusicfest.com

Aug 30-Sept 2 59th Annual Steam-Era Show at Hume’s Auction Farm Halton Hills www.steam-era.com

Feb. 29-March 8 The 2020 edition of the Canadian Men’s Curling Championship — by far the most famous national curling championship on the planet — will be played at the Leon’s Centre in Kingston — almost exactly 12 months from now.