#BurlON til Sept 19
September is the perfect time of year to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There are many events this week to keep you and the family busy.
Colours come alive at Royal Botanical Gardens
On Thursday 13 join Nancy Lee-Colibaba at the Royal Botanical Gardens Veggie Village for Grow Your Own Food: Harvesting the Yield where you will get your hands dirty and learn the fundamental skills needed to grow your own produce at home. For a ribbiting time come to the RBG for Wetland Discovery Day. There will be guided walks, a chance to catch some wetland creatures, learn about the ecosystem, and a Kids Zone full of froggy games.
Get Outside at Conservation Halton & Bronte Creek Provincial Park
Conservation Halton parks always offer lots of opportunities to get outside and connect with nature. Explore the 15th Century Aboriginal Village at Crawford Lake. This is also a beautiful time of the year to explore Mountsberg. While there explore the trails, visit the play barn, and meet the birds of prey at the raptor center.
On Saturday September 15 the annual Halton Kidney Walk will be taking place at Bronte Creek Provincial Park. Become part of Canada’s largest community event dedicated to raising funds for kidney research and programs that help support Canadians living with kidney disease. Also this weekend at Bronte Creek Provincial Park is the the 35th British Car Day on Sunday the 16 showcasing over 1,000 classic, vintage and current model British vehicles in a beautiful park setting. It is the largest one day event of its kind in North America.
Step back in time at Ireland House at Oakridge Farm Museum
Come down to the Ireland House for the Speaker Series: Why Lavender? on Thursday September 13. Guest speaker Tracy Breckon will be talking about her journey to growing lavender on a large-scale as part of a farming operation. Some of the historical uses of lavender will be explored as well as best practices to grow, harvest, prune and process this multi-purpose, aromatic herb. This event starts at 6:30pm and includes a glass of wine and lavender shortbread samples. Tickets can be purchesed online. Also this Sunday September 16 is the annual Applefest Fall Fair at the Ireland House. The day is filled with family friendly activities, entertainment and of course – apples! This event runs from 11am until 4pm.
Enjoy Local Theatre
Watching a show at the theatre is a great way to get out and enjoy the day. This weekend “Waiting for the Parade” is playing at Theatre Burlington. “Waiting for the Parade” by playwright John Murrell, is an award winning Canadian play which takes place in Calgary in the 1940s during WWII. With music and costumes from the era, it captures life back home as people rallied to support the war effort amid shortages and personal loss. This play starts at 8pm on both Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15. Tickets can be purchased online.
Playing at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre this Sunday September 16 is Southern Ontario Lyric Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto. This is the heart-breaking story of an over-protective father whose only beloved daugther is tragically swept off her feet by a womanizing duke. The play starts at 3pm and tickets can be purchesed online. Also playing this week at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre is Someone Like You: An Adele Songbook performed by Katie Marham. The show faithfully recreates the magic of the three record-breaking albums 19, 21 and 25, including Chasing Pavements, Make You Feel My Love, Set Fire To The Rain, Someone Like You, Hello, Rolling In The Deep and the multi-million seller Skyfall. This show will be starting at 7:30pm on Wednesday September 19. Tickets can be purchesed online.
In Aldershot (west Burlington) this Saturday afternoon is Alderfest at Bolus Gardens Parkette. With a free BBQ, live music, face painting, arts & crafts, and a kids zone it will keep all ages entertained.
Fall Farm Craft Show
After breakfast on Sunday— or for breakfast on Sunday— stop by theweekly Centro Garden Farmer’s Market behind Centro Garden. From 9 am to 12 pm you can support local producers by picking up their artisan products. The weekly vendors have everything from ice cream to freshly baked pastries.
Busy on Sundays? Visit the Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market on Wednesday from 8 am to 2 pm, Friday from 8 am to 4 pm, or Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm, and grab some delicious farm fresh produce. While you’re there, check out Burlington Centre’s new Indigo and Denninger’s.
- To Sun Sept 16: Fibre Content, Burlington Art Gallery
- To Sun Sept 16: 60 by 60 Exhibit, Burlington Art Gallery
- To Sun Oct 7: Round: Bowls & Vases Exhibit, Burlington Art Gallery
- To Sun Oct 21: Patron’s Choice Exhibit, Burlington Art Gallery
- To Sat Oct 27: Burlington Mall Farmers’ Market, Burlington Mall Parking Lot
- Sundays May-Oct: Centro Garden Farmer’s Market, Centro Garden
- Sept 14-Oct 31: Pumpkins to Pastries Trail, Halton Region
- Thurs 13: Speaker Series: Why Lavender?, Ireland House
- Thurs 13: Grow Your Own Food, Royal Botanical Gardens
- Fri 14- Sat 15: “Waiting for the Parade”, Drama Centre
- Fri 14-Sun 16: Burlington Lifestyle Fall Home Show, Mainway Recreation Centre
- Sat 15: Alderfest, Bolus Gardens Parkette
- Sat 15: Halton Kidney Walk, Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Sat 15 – Sun 16: Fall at Crawford Lake, Crawford Lake
- Sat 15- Sun 16: Fall at Mountsberg, Mountsberg
- Sat 15- Sun 16: Fall Farm Craft Show, Country Heritage Park
- Sat 15- Sun 16: Fall Migration Fest, Royal Botanical Gardens
- Sun 16: Wetlands Festival, Royal Botanical Gardens
- Sun 16: Fit in the Core, Civic Square
- Sun 16: Bereaved Families of Ontario Memorial Butterfly Release, Hidden Valley Park
- Sun 16: Parkinson SuperWalk, Burlington Lions Hall
- Sun 16: British Car Day, Bronte Creek Provincial Park
- Sun 16: Applefest Fall Fair, Ireland House at Oakridge Farm
- Sun 16: Southern Ontario Lyric Opera: Verdi’s Rigoletto, Burlington Preforming Arts Centre
- Sun 16: Terry Fox Run/ Walk/ Roll, Spencer Smith Park
- Sun 16: Ruff Ride, Burlington Humain Society
- Sun 16: Try it Series– Mountain Biking, Kelso
- Sun 16: Milton Farm Fall Craft Show, Country Heritage Park
- Sun 16: Ruff Ride, Burlington Humane Society
- Wed 19: Eco-Film Festival: “A Silent Transformation“, Central Library
- Wed 19: Someone Like You: An Adele Songbook performed by Katie Marham, Burlington Performing Arts centre
- Wed 19: Fuel a Winning Mindset, Burlington Public Library
- Wed 19: Meet the Author: Tim Cook, Burlington Public Library