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Upcoming events

THE CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY SINGERS present "Peace & Joy" from 7:30 p.m. at Orleans United Church, 1111 Orléans Blvd.. Come and join us for an uplifting evening filled with songs of peace and joy. This concert will feature new interpretations of traditional hymns and some newer less well known pieces that celebrate the beauty of Christmas. Bring the whole family - kids are free! Tickets available at  https://bit.ly/CCSPeaceandJoy.

STATION 71 LITE THE NITE event at 7 p. m. at the Navan Fire Station, 1246 Colonial Rd. Come out to enjoy some yummy hot chocolate and cookies while listening to Christmas carolers and watching Sparky light our Christmas tree. You can also bring a toy for the Help Santa Toy Parade.

CUMBERLAND CHRISTMAS MARKET from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at four different locations in Cumberland Village. Over 100 LOCAL ARTISANS at 4 different locations – the R. J. Kennedy Arena, the Baitun Naseer Mosque at 2620 Market St., the Lions Maple Hall at 2557 Old Montreal Rd., and the Da Artisti Studio & Gallery at 2565 Old Montreal Rd.

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA FUNDRAISER hosted by the Cumberland Lions Club from 8 a.m. to 12 noon at the Lions Maple Hall in Cumberland Village. Special activities, and gifts, for the children throughout the morning, plus a visit from Santa. Admission at the door $15 for adults and $10 for childen 12 and under. Donations will also be accepted on site for the Orléans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre's Christmas Program for families in need.

DOMAINE PERRAULT HOLIDAY MARKET from 10:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. at the Domaine Perrault Winery, 1000 Perrault Rd. just south of Navan.  Get ready to indulge in a festive atmosphere filled with local vendors, live music, kids craft station, a visit from Santa and of course, incredible wine. Whether you're searching for unique gifts or simply want to treat yourself, this event has something for everyone.

ORLÉANS HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS ART MARKET – Celebrate the festive season the Orléans way. From the Heart of Orléans, unique gift ideas are brought to you by creative, local vendors. No need to rush - the market will be open for two days, Saturday, Dec. 2 from 12 noon to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 3 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Plenty to see and do at Shenkman Arts Centre this fall
Fred Sherwin
Sept. 21, 2023

The Shenkman Arts Centre will play host to a number of great shows this fall as well as several new art exhibits.

International illusionist Aaron Matthews and his canine friends return to the Shenkman Arts Centre on Friday, Oct. 6, for a repeat performance of Dogs Do Magic, an unforgettable evening of magic, comedy and canine hijinks.

These mind-reading, acrobatic dogs will steal the show, your heart and any un-attended treats in the venue. Tickets prices range from $30 to $50 and can be purchased by visiting shenkmanarts.ca.

Bilingual comedienne Stéphanie Morin-Robert will perform two shows on Thursday, Oct. 12 and Friday, Oct. 13. The Oct. 12 show will be en français and the Oct. 13 show will be in English.

Blindside is a comedy that will open your eyes to resilience, empathy and self-acceptance. In this captivating piece of bravery, Morin-Robert, who lost an eye in her battle against cancer, tells us about her life when she was only seven years old: a fiery little girl wielding her glass eye like a weapon. With the help of her cat, a pair of sunglasses and an untimely superpower, she quickly discovers that she is able to face the bullies who torment her at her new school and to accept her handicap.

This powerful show combines humor, narration, puppet play, audiovisual work and interaction with the public. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased online at shenkmanarts.ca.

With a massive online following of 310,000+ subscribers and an astonishing 50+ million channel views, Flute Siva brings his exceptional talent from the digital realm to the grand stage on Saturday, Oct. 14, presenting a concert with several Juno Award-winning musicians backing him up. Ticket prices range from $36.25 to $56.25.

On Oct. 27, Vietnamese born Huu Bac and his quintet will perform in the intimate surroundings of the Richcraft Theatre as part of the Shenkman Arts Centre’s World Music series.

Founded in 2013, the Huu Bac Quintet has toured in Canada, the USA, China and Korea.

Their jazz-oriented repetoire employs a number of different instruments including the Vietnamese monochord dan bau. Tickets are $28.25 for adults and $20 for students.

Looking ahead to November, Paquette Productions will be presenting their Motown Revue on Wednesday, Nov. 15 featuring tri-bute performances to such legendary artists as Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin.

On Nov. 18, the Shenkman Arts Centre will host the Sounds of Hope Benefit Concert with Born Ruffians and The Desert Island Big Band. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma.

Away from the stage, the Société franco-ontarienne du patrimoine et de l’histoire d’Orléans, or SFOPHO, will be presenting their third annual arts and crafts fair in the foyer of the Shenkman Arts Centre on Sunday, Oct. 1. Admission is free.

Last, but by no means least, the Trinity Art Gallery is currently exhibiting works by members of Arteast, while the Lalande + Doyle exhibition space in the lower lobby will welcome a new exhibit by Ottawa photographer Jon Stewart entitled Stillwater featuring photographs from the Greenbelt.

For a complete schedule of all the shows coming to the Shenkman Arts Centre visit shenkmanarts.ca and click on the “events” button.



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