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April 28th-30th


Things To Do in the Barrie and Surrounding Areas This Weekend

Friday Night Flick

Family movie night anyone? Come out this Friday at 6:30pm to our Painswick Branch Public Library in Barrie and enjoy this week’s Friday Flick; Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile. (1hr 46m).

Barrie's Farmers Market

Interested in some live music, fresh local produce, baked goods and free activities for the kids? Check out Barrie’s Farmers Market on Saturdays 8:00am to noon until April 29th.

Bravado!'s "Show of Shows

What do kinky boots, magic and pigeons in the park have in common? Bravado!! Join Barrie's show choir in their long awaited return to the big stage in celebration of show stopping songs from Broadway and beyond. This Show of Shows will feature tight choral harmonies, energetic choreography and more than a few laughs. Show Times: April 28th 7:30pm & April 29th 2pm

Puzzle & Game Swap

April 29th 2-4pm. It's time to do some spring cleaning and freshen up your puzzle and games collection. Bring up to 10 puzzles, board games, & video games that you would like to share with others. For every item, you bring you'll get a ticket, which can then be used to exchange for new-to-you items. Open to all ages. *Swap Rules* no library items, no missing pieces, no heavily scratched discs, no damaged or moldy items. Maximum 10 items per person.

Treetop Trekking At Horseshoe Resort

 April 1st – November 12th. Treetop Trekking is all about fun! Surround yourself in nature while exploring the forest during one of our unforgettable adventure activities. They've got something for all ages and abilities.

Youth Takeover

April 28th 3-7:30pm. Calling all youth aged 11–17! Take over the Peggy Hill Team Community Centre during a FREE evening packed with games, a DJ, swimming, open gym, and a chill zone. Plus, hang out in the Youth Centre with the Barrie Public Library.

Barrie Arts & Crafts Show

The Barrie Spring Arts & Crafts Show is coming to the Sadlon Arena! Don’t miss this incredible exhibition, with local artists, crafters, vendors & so much more. Admission $7 For Seniors (65+)

Orillia Perch Festival

The Orillia Perch Festival is one of the largest registered fishing derbies in Canada. This event is geared to participants of all ages and ability levels and is an ideal family activity. Perch enjoy shallow water and can be found close to shore this time of year, so fishing can be done from shore or a boat. Starts: April 29th Ends: May 6th. Cost: $5 – $20

STEAM Storytime

Join us live for stories, songs, rhymes, activities, and lots of early literacy fun!! Nursery rhymes help children learn new words and understand numbers. Repeating rhymes helps strengthen motor skills. Knowing a few simple rhymes will help make your child's memory better. Singing songs slows down words to make them easier to hear and understand. All of these things help your child with academic success. Join us for stories, songs, activities, and rhymes during our 30 minutes interactive storytime. Stay after and enjoy some STEAM based activities.

Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival

April 29th 8am-5pm. The Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival is a fundraising day which supports needs within the community. All proceeds from this one day event are turned back to our schools, children’s music programs, library support, arena and community hall projects, girl guides and scouts, as well as helping many other projects where other financial sources are not available. Many volunteers and many, many hours of planning and behind the scenes effort have gone into preparing for this day. For over 5 decades, committees have sat and wondered what they could do to make the next Maple Syrup Festival better than the year before.

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