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#BurlON til Apr 11

by Pam Belgrade

April is a time for renewal with the trees starting to bud, bulbs peaking out and more outdoor activities and special events popping up in the calendar.

Welcome to SpringridgeEven though the temps aren’t spring-like a sure sign of the season is the reopening of Springridge Farms.  Just in time for Harry and Meghan’s nuptials they have launched another royal jam in their series with berry for Harry and sparkle for Markle featuring their own strawberries and a splash of Canadian sparkling wine. Head out to the farm to visit the animals, check out the gift shop for some jam and have one of their amazing tarts – our office favorite.

There are a number of performances happening over the next week including several at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre where there is not a bad seat in the house.  Burlington Student Theatre is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year and they are presenting A Wild Seuss Chase which promises to be fun for the whole family on April 5.  Our favourite ambassadors the Burlington Teen Tour band will be in concert on Sunday April 8 at the Performing Arts Centre with both an afternoon and an evening performance.  Why not come for lunch or dinner and a show – a perfect spring outing!

With milder weather here it is more appealing to get outdoors.   For great tips and activities check out the Halton Outdoor Club Spring Fair on Friday April 6 – admission is free and it is being held at Mainway Recreation Centre on Walkers Line and Mainway.

The Burlington Public Library is showing some recent award winning movies this week including “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and Screeners: “Lady Bird”.

You aren’t too late to hop over to the Royal Botanical Gardens for their Frogs! exhibit – it’s absolutely ribbeting!  Lots of interactive displays, shows, special guests and so much to learn about frogs!

The Art Gallery of Burlington has numerous free exhibitions, plus a lovely conservatory which makes you feel like you are in the tropics if this cool weather is getting you down. Their Knobs, Finials and Handles exhibit is running until April 8 or enjoy their Suited to a Tea: Forty Years – Forty Teapots until April 17. Also on display until April 8 is Prime Time featuring Canada’s 23 Prime Ministers. Exhibits are free and be sure to visit their lovely gift shop while there.  On Sunday April 8 there is an author talk with John Boyko plus they have their Creative Hub Family Studio open if you want to get creative.

Tourism Burlington can assist you with planning your visit. For more information on what to see and do in Burlington give us a call at 877.499.9989, visit our website or connect with us on twitter or facebook.



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