Something BIG is coming to Scugog this spring! Here’s a preview of five of our most anticipated events that you won’t want to miss!

In Conversation With Drew Hayden Taylor

Drew will be speaking about his life and thoughts, being a playwright, and more! Join us for an engaging, funny, and insightful discussion with one of Canada’s most notable playwrights. Drew will be joined by Craig Brochmann, the healthy lifestyle coordinator for the Misssissauguas of Scugog Island First Nation for the conversation. Bring your questions because Drew and Craig will be taking audience questions in the last half hour of the evening.

Drew will be at The Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday, May 4th at 7 pm. Purchase tickets at https://townhalltheatre.ca/

During the last thirty years of his career, Drew Hayden Taylor has done many things, most of which he is proud of. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nations in Ontario, he has worn many hats in his literary career. From performing stand-up comedy at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. to being Artistic Director of Canada’s premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts.  Drew has been an award-winning playwright, journalist/columnist, short-story writer, novelist, television scriptwriter, and has worked on numerous documentaries exploring the Native experience.

Lenny Solomon’s Hot Club of France Experience

 Lynn Mcdonald presents famed Canadian violinist Lenny Solomon in an unplugged, acoustic concert. Join Lenny as he plays his tribute show to the Django Reinhardt Era of Gypsy Jazz from the 1940s. Accompanied by bass player Abbey Sholzberg and guitar players Debi Botos, and Tak Arikushi.

Lenny Solomon will be at the Church of the Ascension on Sunday, May 1st at 7 pm, doors open at 6:30 pm. To reserved tickets email lynn@lynnmcdonaldjazz.com

Lenny Solomon’s jazz violin virtuosity has been recognized throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Called “Canada’s premier jazz violinist”, he has always explored new possibilities for the violin. Lenny’s career has been evolving through the decades. From his cutting edge rock violin featured in the Juno Award-winning pop duo Myles and Lenny to his return to a more traditional sound with the pop string quintet Quintessence

Agatha Christie and Archaeology

Learn how the great mystery novelist’s life is revealed within the pages of her books. Her love of the Middle East and life with her famous archaeologist husband provided the basis for many of her greatest novels.

Join us for a talk with Amy Barron at the Scugog Public Library on Tuesday, May 3rd at 6 pm. Purchase tickets here

Amy Barron received her Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in the field of Mesopotamian history and archaeology. Her doctoral thesis is entitled “Late Assyrian Arms and Armour: Art versus Artifact”. She has travelled widely studying the archaeology of various remote parts of the world from Peru to China. She has even excavated in the Middle East! Amy has worked in the museum field for almost thirty years and presently teaches Museum Studies at Fleming College.

Lishman Underground House Tour

The Lishman family welcomes you to tour their unique earth-integrated home! Tour Paula’s studio, Geordie’s workshop, their garden full of sculptures, and stop for a treat in the dining dome. Cookies and refreshments will be available, cash only!

Come out and explore the home Saturday, May 7th and Sunday, May 8th from 10 am to 5 pm. The William Lishman Memorial Foundation will be accepting donations to help fund a memorial sculpture to be built by his son Geordie on the Port Perry waterfront. No pre-registration is required, just show up and pay at the entrance!

William (Bill) Lishman M.S.M., L, L, D. (hon)  is a world-renowned artist in many media. His works include award-winning documentary films and numerous works of public art. His best-selling autobiography inspired the Columbia Pictures hit film Fly Away Home. He was a pioneer in ultralight aviation and initiated the use of ultralight aircraft in establishing new migration routes for precocial birds. Paula is an award-winning fashion designer and inventor of “Knit Fur”. Her innovative techniques for working with fur have influenced the fur garment industry in countless ways. Paula spent many years as the president of the Fur Council of Canada. She has been a tireless advocate for trappers and indigenous Canadians who choose to live on the land.

Scugog Drum Group

Music is a large part of Indigenous cultures. Take in a traditional Indigenous drumming circle and explore the history and the teachings behind the drum.

Join us at the Palmer Park Gazebo at 3 pm on Friday, May 6th for an afternoon full of music and culture. This is a free event and no pre-reservation is required. Bring your lawn chair or picnic blanket, sit back and enjoy!

 

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