WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11
BARRIE WOMEN’S CONNECTION: Spend A Morning With Wendy at the Barrie Women’s Connection morning coffee event taking place at the Barrie Legion, 410 St. Vincent St., from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Wendy Farha, singer, songwriter, musician, comedian, and gifted communicator will entertain and inspire with her songs, stories, and hilarious sense of humour. Admission is $8. Reservations required.
THURSDAY, OCT. 12
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING: Come dance every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. at Unity Christian High School, 25 Burton Ave. This traditional dance of Scotland is fun, social, and great exercise for both mind and body. No partner necessary, just show up. Cost is $5 per night. For more information, call Susan or Bill Scott, 705-737-2493.
SATURDAY, OCT. 14
CRAFT SALE AND MORE: Come out to Big Cedar Estates, 1844 Line 13 North at Bass Lake Sideroad, Oro-Medonte from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and enjoy the annual craft sale. More than 14 vendors offering handmade crafts and much more.
MONDAY, OCT. 16
BARRIE SOUTH LIONS CLUB: The Lions meet the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Herb n Sage restaurant on Essa Road. To get involved with this group of men and women who identify needs in the community and work to fulfill them contact Zachary Day, 705-229-9001, or visit BarrieSouthLionsClub.ca. GENTLE MOVES: Gentle Moves, a dance class for those with Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, or acquired brain injury, takes place from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Collier Street United Church, 112 Collier St., every Monday through Dec. 4. Open to men and women of all ages. Caregivers are welcome to attend and participate. Cost for the 10-week session led by instructor Miriam Goldberger is $99. Pre-registration required. For information, call 705-716-5669, email email@example.com or visit whatdancecando.ca. BARRIE SOUTH LIONS CLUB: The Lions meet the first and third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Herb n Sage restaurant on Essa Road. To get involved with this group of men and women who identify needs in the community and work to fulfill them contact Zachary Day, 705-229-9001, or visit BarrieSouthLionsClub.ca.
TUESDAY, OCT. 17
BARRIE GOLDEN K KIWANIS: Those interested in making a difference are invited to join the Barrie Golden K Kiwanis, a group of retired men vitally interested in the community, the welfare of the children of Barrie, and children around the world. The group meets at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays mornings at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, corner of Yonge and Mapleview, just south of the Barrie South GO train station. For details visit kiwanisbarriegoldenk.ca. INDIGENOUS FALL LECTURE SERIES: Dr. Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux and Tareyn Johnson present Moving Towards Reconnection, a look at the impact of colonialism, the Indian Act, and residential schools, as well as the implications of reconciliation, hidden or unconscious colonialism and the meaning of indigenization. The lecture, courtesy of Third Age Barrie Lifelong Learning Association, takes place at Grace United Church, Cook and Grove streets, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. For details call Pat Mansfield, 705721-8356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 18
MUSIC AT ST. ANDREW’S: Organist Simon Walker, director of music and organist at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Oakville, and accompanist to the Pax Christi Chorale performs at noon at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 47 Owen St., Barrie. Adults $5, students free. For details, call 705-726-1181.
FRIDAY, OCT. 20
LIONS PANCAKE DINNER: The Lions host a pancake dinner at Collier United Church, 112 Collier St., from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Adults $7, children 12 and under $4. Tickets available at the door.
SUNDAY, OCT. 22
ANGLICAN BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER SERVICE OF EVENSONG: All are invited to a traditional Anglican Book of Common Prayer service of evensong at St. John’s Anglican Church, Waverley at 7 p.m. The most Reverend Colin Johnson, Archbishop of the Diocese of Toronto presiding. The Children’s Community Choir, directed by Victoria Warick, assisted by Julie Bridgeman, will provide special music. Come and join this celebration of 161 years of ministry at St. John’s. Refreshments to follow. Freewill offering proceeds to Hospice Huronia.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 25
HURONIA SYMPHONY YOUTH PROGRAM: Applications for the youth program are due. Students playing at a pre-orchestral level have the exciting opportunity to participate in workshops with HSO artistic director Oliver Balaburski and then join the Huronia Symphony Orchestra to rehearse and perform well-known orchestral works in Tales of Imagination: A Family Concert. Application forms are due today and are available at huroniasymphony.ca.