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 1-2:30 pm 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

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

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 Coffee Club - 12:30 Bid Euchre @ The Place

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

Tues. 1:30-3:30 & 6:30-9:00 pm Adult Pickleball - $10 Homer Barrett Park, Elmvale Equipment provided For info contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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

2nd Tuesday 7:00 PM Barrie Amateur Radio Club at the Eastview Secondary School, 421 Grove Street East, Barrie, in the cafetorium. Anyone interested in Amateur Radio (Ham Radio) is invited. The hobby is very diversified, there are specialized interests for everyone. We have frequent guest speakers and presentations. There is always something interesting going on. We also have a coffee / social break so there is an opportunity to meet amateur radio operators and learn about the hobby.Our annual Basic Qualification course begins January 22nd. Preregistration required. .

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

Last Tuesday of the month 10-11 am The Von Smart Healthy Aging Education Series. Come Join us, it’s free.

Jan 28 Keeping a healthy brain, and

February 25th Paying attention to Keep Safe

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

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

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

First & Third 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!

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.

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

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

2nd Thursday each month 9:30 - noon PROBUS (Professional Business) club consisting of people 55 plus meet at the Wasaga RecPlex for coffee, a business meeting and a guest speaker. Tell them you are a guest of the Springwater News / Michael Jacobs 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)

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: 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.

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

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 June 14 to Sept 27 9 am - 2 pm Springwater Elmvale Farmers Market at the Community Hall.

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

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

Every Sat during summer 1-4 pm - Music in the Elmvale Gateway park except July 20

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

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.

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


DAILY EVENTS - All on the website at with greater information.


Jan 23 1pm to 3pm Simcoe County Museum, Hwy 26, Midhurst. The Simcoe County Quilters Guild monthly Meeting  Our guest presenter will be Nancy Johnston, who will be demonstrating techniques for marbling fabrics and also will offer some marbled fabrics for sale. New members and visitors($5.00 fee) are welcome.

Jan 24 NVCA Annual General Meeting 9-12 at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation, 8195 8th Line Utopia

Jan 24 10 am Family Nature Day - Winter Survival at the Tiffin Centre for Conservation. 705 424 1979 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan 25 9-12 noon Minesing Wetlands Hike You will be taken into the wetlands by experienced guides and you will learn some interesting facts about the landscape and history.  Bring your own snowshoes.  Please register below at the website link for Eventbrite.  $10 per person. 705 728 4784

Feb 1, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 79 Ferris Lane, Barrie.

SUN JAN 26, (11AM TO 6PM) LIONS GATE BANQUET CENTRE 386 BLAKE STREET, BARRIE 2020 BODY & MIND PSYCHIC FAIR Free admission by donation to Youth Haven.  Readings subject to fee at discretion of reader. Ontario Ancestors Simcoe County Branch Will meet at 2:00 pm Saturday, The Speaker: Nancy Leveque Her Topic: Creating Your Family History Book On-line Further information can be obtained from the OGS website   Or calling 416-489-0734  X 328   or 1-855-697-6687  X 328  Also look for us on facebook at  Simcoe County Branch - Ontario Ancestors - Ontario Genealogical Society  All visitors are Welcome

Mon Jan 27 <MODERATE> 3-4 hours Awenda Provincial Park 9:30 am: meet at the Crown Hill Car Park (junction of Hwy 11 and 93) to carpool; ski or snowshoe; bring a lunch and water; there is a fee. Must contact Holly 705-835-7018

Sun Feb 2 <MODERATE or EASY> 2 hours Copeland Forest 1:30 pm: meet at the P2 parking lot on Ingram Rd, just east of the 4th line to ski or snowshoe 705-835-7018

Mon Feb 3rd at 1 pm  -  Learn the basics of String Art while creating a heart for Valentines Day. Kit includes 7” cork board, nails, thread and hanger.  Join SCACA at the Simcoe County Museum. Guests $10.00.  Bring scissors.  Please register at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 705-835-5795.

Feb 6 7:30 pm Our Health…Sleep Issues Midland Cultural Centre

Feb 8th 11 am to 2 pm Winter Caraval d’hiver at the Perkinsfield Park.

Feb 8th.  Meat Draw at Coldwater Legion.  Come out and have a chance to win your dinner for $1.00.  3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Feb 12, 7 pm Theatre Collingwood The Love Cabaret 705 445 2200

Feb 12 10-12 noon Barrie Women’s Connection MORNING COFFEE at Bethel Community Church, 128 St. Vincent St. Barrie for the feature “Brighten Your Corner with Heart in 2010 705 735 0926

Feb 27 1pm to 3pm The Simcoe County Quilters Guild will meet for its regular monthly meeting on at the Simcoe County Museum Hwy. 26 Midhurst. The executive members will have the pleasure of demonstrating quilt related “techniques” to the guild members. New Members and visitors ($5.00 fee) are welcome.

Mon Feb 10 <MODERATE or EASY> 3-4 hours Wasaga Nordic & Trail Centre (formerly Blueberry Plains Nordic Centre) 9:30 am: meet at the Crown Hill Car Park (junction of Hwy 11 and 93) to carpool; ski or snowshoe in Wasaga Beach Provincial Park; bring a lunch and water; there is a park fee.  Must contact Kim 705-721-0502 or Christine 705-733-3825

Sun, Feb 23 <MODERATE> 2hours Midhurst Community Centre 1:30pm: meet at the Midhurst Community Centre (74 Doran Rd in Springwater); snowshoe for approximately 2 hours on the Ganaraska Trail heading north from the Centre and then back.  Must contact Christine 705-733-3825 or Gerda 705- 722-8568

Feb 28 Gowan with band

Feb 29th.  Live Clubroom Entertainment at Coldwater Legion with 3/4 Country 2:00pm to 6:00pm

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.

Mar 26th  1pm to 3pm Simcoe County Quilters Guild regular monthly meeting on at the Simcoe County Museum Hwy. 26, Midhurst. Program TBA. New Members and visitors ($5.00fee) are welcome

Mar 28 Matt Schofield

July 3-5 Mariposa Folk Festival with 60 artists (one of them John Prine) on 10 plus stages

July 18 Big Sky Music Festival at Burls Creek with Dwight Yokem, Leann Rimes, Ronnie Milsap ++++

Aug 6-9 Boots and Hearts


Courtesy of Springwater News – Michael Jacobs