What's On in Stratford and Area Saturday September 22, 2018 to Sunday September 23, 2018
GLORIA KAGAWA ARTIST'S TALK
Join us to hear New Hamburg artist Gloria Kagawa talk about her artistic practice and her major solo exhibition on now at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre Gallery (until October 24). The exhibition, "GATE: ink and paint", is a retrospective spanning 35 years and featuring 60 mixed media artworks (including drawing, painting, printmaking & photography).

Cost: Free

When: Sunday Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 11 am - 11:30 am
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford,, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | TRADE SECRETS | SOURDOUGH
Take the mystery out of making delicious sourdough bread! This hands-on class examines the science behind a good sourdough starter and how to keep it alive, as well as techniques that will enable the home baker to achieve a perfect restaurant quality loaf each time. Perfect for the beginner to intermediate home baker. Students will take home their bread. Health Board regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class. This class has a maximum capacity of 12 students. Due to the prep required, registration must close 48 hours prior to this class. Classes are for students 16 years and older. Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment. Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required. Help us help the environment! Please bring a container with you to help you take home the fruits of your labour. (One 1 litre container is recommended).

Cost: $65/Per person

When: Saturday Sep. 22nd, 2018
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/open-kitchen-trade-secrets-sourdough-bread-tickets-stratford-52QSP1
STRATFORD STUDIO TOUR AUTUMN
Discover Fine Arts & Fine Crafts in Canada’s Premier Arts Town Experience the studios and galleries of exceptional artisans on a self-guided adventure in one of Ontario's most picturesque towns. The Tour introduces visitors to a diverse and talented group of artisans representing a wide spectrum of mediums. You will have the opportunity to purchase wonderful works of art, and meet each artist and learn about the process behind the artwork, ask questions and place custom orders, made just for you. This is your opportunity to visit the creative spaces of some of Canada's most talented artists.  

Cost: Free

When: Sep. 22nd until Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Various artist studios in Stratford, Stratford
www.stratfordstudiotour.ca
TASTE OF CUBA
The Multicultural Association Perth Huron is celebrating its 7th year anniversary on September 22nd and to celebrate we are hosting an authentic Cuban lunch and dinner featuring Stratford’s own Cuban chef, Chef Carlos Mora. Please take a look at our delicious menu and RSVP as soon as possible to buy a ticket! Please RSVP by September 20th by contacting info@maph.ca or by calling (226) 339-1547. Please include your name and contact information (phone or email), how many guests will be attending, and which seating time best works for you, in order for us to serve you better. Tickets will be available for sale at: MAPH Office 35 Waterloo St N, Stratford Please call (226) 339-1547 Edison’s Cafe Bar & Inn 46 Ontario St, Stratford Kinna Sohna 55 York St, Stratford Don’t miss out on this culinary gem featuring amazing food right here in our own backyard!  

Cost: $7 - $25/Per person

When: Saturday Sep. 22nd, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 3 pm, 3 pm - 6 pm, 6 pm - 9 pm
Where: Falstaff Family Centre, Stratford, 35 Waterloo Street, North
Contact: 226-339-1547
http://www.maph.ca
2018 BOAR'S HEAD ENTERTAINMENT
Steph Martin -  Folk and rock singer with guitar.

Cost: Free

When: Saturday Sep. 22nd, 2018
Time: 8 pm - 12 am
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford, 161 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1400
AVON BOAT RENTALS
Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?   Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not wee why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?   More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

Cost: $23/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $18/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)

When: Sep. 22nd until Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 5 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
QUILT XTRAVAGANZA
 QuiltX is an annual two-day Textile Arts Show in St. Marys, Ontario. This show includes a featured artist or theme every year to display. The show boasts lectures, demonstrations, shopping, merchant mall, on site lunch, coffee and desserts options, and free parking for an enjoyable trip to the historic town of St. Marys.  View a curated 2018 'Make it BIG, Make it small' gallery featuring artists from Quilts at the Creek and our competition small quilts. Plus our vendors will be displaying their work, offer shopping opportunities, and performing free demos throughout the day. 

Cost: $8/Per person

When: Sep. 21st until Sep. 22nd, 2018
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Pyramid Recreation Centre, St. Marys, 317 James Street, South
Contact: 519-284-1508
www.QuiltX.ca
JULIET III CRUISE BOAT TOURS
The Tour Boat, running every half hour, is a great way to spend the afternoon on the River.  There have been a few tour boats over the years spanning from the mid 1800's up to today. Officially there has been the Juliet I, II, and now III, but predating this there also was a Juliet tour Boat back in the mid 1800's. Countless tours have taken place over the years and proudly for more than 50 years the Herr family has carried on this tradition. Come enjoy a relaxing ride down the river and discover why this has been a tradition for many year and many more to come.

Cost: $8.50/A, $7.50/SR, $3.50/CH (12 and under), $5.50/Youth (13-17 years)

When: Sep. 22nd until Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 5 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
FAUX FOOD CREATION
Artist Instructor:  MICHELLE JAMIESON Have a delectable time creating tasty looking inedible treats, dinners and hors d’oeuvres in this two-day intensive class. Create a multitude of fake foods that will trick any connoisseur into taking a bite. (We don’t recommend that!) Stratford Festival Prop Maker Michelle Jamieson will guide you through the process of fashioning many different faux courses from idea to presentation. Target enrollment: 12 students ‚Äč  

Cost: $275/Per person (materials included)

When: Sep. 22nd until Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Factory163, Stratford, 163 King Street
Contact: Susan Starkweather, Program Advisor
stratfordoffthewall.com
OPEN KITCHEN CLASSES | TRADE SECRETS | PASTA
Learn basic pasta making techniques, including the preparing, rolling and cutting of fresh pasta. Students will learn critical steps to ensure the success of freshly made pasta, how to cook it, and judge proper doneness. Simple pasta sauces will also be discussed and prepared. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate home chef. Students will take home their pasta. Health Board regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class. This class has a maximum capacity of 14 students. Classes are for students 16 years and older. Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment. Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required. Help us help the environment! Please bring a container with you to help you take home the fruits of your labour. (One 1 litre container is recommended).

Cost: $65/Per person

When: Sunday Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
https://www.universe.com/events/open-kitchen-trade-secrets-pasta-tickets-stratford-JY9HC4
EARLY AUTUMN FORAGING WITH PUCK'S PLENTY
The Lion's Mane Yet another "choice" mushroom that appears in early Autumn is the Lion's Mane. A member of the Coral Family, it is not only known for its exquisite taste but for its medicinal benefits that include improved cognitive function, nerve regeneration, improved digestive function, relief from gastritis and works as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. Whew! We find this fungi growing from decaying hardwood and so it can be easily spotted inside a tangle of trees. Of course we'll be hunting for other wild fungi such as Velvet Foot Mushrooms, Pear Shaped Puffballs, Boletes, Blewits (they're really blue) and more. So join us on trails only fifteen minutes from Stratford. It promises to be a glorious hike. 

Cost: $35/Per person

When: Sunday Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Meet at 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford, ON N5A2S9
Contact: 519-271-3726
http://www.pucksplenty.com
BICYCLE RENTALS
Traverse the picturesque parklands of Stratford and take in the scenery at your own pace when you rent a bike.  Light lunches are available on the patio. Bicycle rentals include helmet and lock.  Great rates for 2 or more days, please enquire.

Cost: 1 hour/$16, Half Day/$25, $30/Full Day

When: Sep. 22nd until Sep. 23rd, 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 5 pm
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford, 30 York Street
Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca
MAITLAND TRAIL--BLACK HOILE ROAD TO BENMILLER
Terrain: challenging, Pace: Medium, Distance: 11.5 Km. Duration: 5-6 hrs. (1 hr travel each way,3 hours hiking,lunch break). Meet at Giant Tiger parking lot, 477 Huron St. Stratford at 9 am to car pool to starting point. Return to Stratford by 3 pm. Trail follows Maitland River's meandering route through gorge, through mature woodland, Morris Tract and Falls Reserve CA. Steep sections up and down. Scenic section of Maitland Trail ending at Benmiller.Pack snack, water and lunch. Insect repellent and sun protection advisable. Wear supportive comfortable footwear. Challenging hike! Contact Avon Trail:  avontrailmail@gmail.com if attending 

Cost: Free

When: Saturday Sep. 22nd, 2018
Time: 9 am - 3 pm
Where: Giant Tiger, Stratford, 477 Huron Street
www.AvonTrail.ca
HARPER LEE: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD EXHIBITION
Harper Lee grew up in tiny Monroe, Alabama, and every year thousands of fans of the book, and the iconic movie, descend on the community where some of the movie was filmed. The Monroe County Museum is creating an exhibition exclusive for the Stratford Perth Museum that celebrates the life of the author and tells the story of To Kill a Mockingbird in her own words.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH 12 and under, $20/Family (two adults and two children) (Plus HST)

When: Open Daily from Jul. 24th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
STRATFORD FESTIVAL: SUCH STUFF AS DREAMS....EXHIBITION
A new permanent exhibition that celebrates the early days of the Stratford Festival.  The exhibition tells the theatre’s story – from the dream of Tom Patterson, through its humble beginnings in a tent but buoyed by the likes of Alec Guinness and Tyrone Guthrie, to its current position as one of the premier repertory theatres in the world.  

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH 12 and under, $20/Family (two adults and two children) (Plus HST)

When: Open Daily from Jul. 24th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
STRATFORD FARMERS MARKET
Farm fresh veggies, cheese, meats, baking, flowers, crafts, handmade gifts and more.  Our year round indoor Market expands outdoors from May through to October.

Cost: Free

When: Saturday, 7:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Saturdays
Time: 7 am - 12 pm
Where: Agriplex Building at the Rotary Complex, Stratford, 353 McCarthy Road
Contact: 519-271-5130
www.stratfordfairgrounds.com
STRATFORD BACON AND ALE TRAIL
Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for three days from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date.  Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.  

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat. from Sep. 1st – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Tues - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat & Sun (10 - 4 pm - September 3)
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
ART IN THE PARK STRATFORD
The Stratford Art in the Park Association celebrates its 50th season starting May 19, 2018. The group presents an outdoor juried fine art /craft show and sale along the banks of the Avon River between the Festival Theatre and Tom Patterson Theatre.   Meet the artists in this idyllic setting along the tree lined riverside every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday (weather permitting / 10 am to 5 pm) throughout the Summer and into the Fall. Free Parking, Free Admittance & Handicap Accessible

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Wed., Sat. from May. 19th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Weather permitting)
Where: Lakeside Drive Park between the Tom Patterson and the Stratford Festival Theatres, Stratford
http://artintheparkstratford.ca
EARTHBORN EXHIBITION
EARTHBORN Sept 23 until Dec 22 Earthborn is the annual, juried exhibition of works by members of the Waterloo Potters’ Workshop, a non-profit co-operative organization celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This year’s exhibition is juried by Scott Barnim. Opening reception and awards ceremony on Sunday, September 23 beginning at 1:30pm. Image: Teapot by Judy Donaldson Winner of the Craft Ontario Best in Show Award 2016

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Sep. 23rd – Dec. 22nd, 2018
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street North
Contact: 519 746-1882 x235
http://www.theclayandglass.ca/
GERARD BRENDER A BRANDIS: A GATHERING OF FLOWERS FROM SHAKESPEARE
Artist Talk: Tuesday, September 11th at 10:45 AM Gerard Bender à Brandis, born in Holland but now settled in Stratford, Ontario, first found his interest for the arts in third grade. He brings form and content together through his works and by combining his talents in wood engraving, paper-making, typesetting, printing, bookbinding and dyeing, he creates his own hand-made books. With a solo exhibition almost every year since 1965, Brender à Brandis has been engraving small and immaculately detailed wooden blocks for more than fifty years. He is known for his restoration of the “forgotten wonderments of the world around us”, ranging from the exact detail of a single flower to an abandoned barn. This exhibition of his work features original wood engravings from his book ‘A Gathering of Flowers from Shakespeare’.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
AFTERNOON TEA AT THE RESTAURANT AT THE BRUCE
Sunday Afternoon Tea available from 2 pm to 4 pm, reservations required with an on site Tea Sommelier to assist in the tea selection and serving. Price is $45/person and includes: selection from 20+ teas, a 3 tiered tray of sandwiches, spreads and desserts, take home menu.  Price for Royal Tea $60/person to include: French sparkling wine, selection from 20+ teas, a 3 tiered tray of sandwiches, spreads and desserts, take home menu.

Cost: $45-$60/Per person

When: Open Sundays from Sep. 2nd – Oct. 28th, 2018
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: The Restaurant at the Bruce, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100
www.thebruce.ca
SUMMER EXHIBITION - AGORA GALLERY
AGORA GALLERY is pleased to announce its 5th annual Summer Exhibition, featuring a wide range of art by some of your favourite Stratford artists!  Includes paintings by Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Paul Brunelle, Tom Campbell, Kathryn Friis, Antony John, Chris Klein, Antonie Los, John Pennoyer, Stacey Stuart, as well as glass work by Tanya Lyons and photography by Allan Davey, Luc Forsyth, Terry Manzo and Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick.  The exhibition will change throughout the summer: as pieces are sold, new ones will be put on display.  Throughout the summer, join us Sundays @ 11am to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from Jul. 3rd – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 8 pm
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford, 17 Market Place
Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca
KARAOKE SUNDAYS
Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party! No cover and must be 19 years or older.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 9:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 9 pm - 2 am
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford, 26 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-271-2778
www.mollybloomsstratford.com
STRATFORD'S SLOW FOOD SUNDAY MARKET
Featuring Perth County's local produce, meats, breads, cheese, coffee, pastries, preserves, prepared foods, handmade artisanal products, gluten free and vegan options.  Stratford's Slow Food Market runs every Sunday between 10 am and 1 pm. From May to mid-November, the market is outdoors.  From mid-November to April, the market is indoors.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 10:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Market Square, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
www.slowfoodperthcounty.ca
STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES. GOOD THING. The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.   Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person.  Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat. from Sep. 1st – Sep. 29th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Tues - Fri, 10 am - 6 pm - Sat & Sun (10 - 4 pm - September 3)
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
AMANDA MCCAVOUR: POPPIES
Artist Talk: Sunday, September 30th 2 PM Amanda McCavour is a Toronto-based artist who explores the 2D and 3D elements of line through large fibre installations. Intrigued by the assumed vulnerability of thread and its possibility for strength and structure over fragility, McCavour brings her line drawings to life through experimentation with thread. Describing her own work as being “drawings that are made out of thread”, she takes inspiration from her surroundings to sew to life by crossing threads together and over each other, onto fabric that dissolves in water, to create strength. Poppies is an installation comprised of hundreds of fibre poppies created by Amanda McCavour, suspended in the air in the gallery space.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
THE ROARING TWENTIES: CHILDHOOD DREAMS EXHIBIT
To celebrate what would have been the 100th birthday of Laura Louise Livingston, this exhibit highlights influences from her youth during the 1920s.  Laura Louise lived an opulent childhood which nourished a lifelong love of the arts.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/SR, $5/CH, $20/Family (Price includes HST)

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from Mar. 31st – Dec. 22nd, 2018
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
EMBODIMENT EXHIBITION
Embodiment: 30 Years of Ceramic Sculpture by Susan Low-Beer Sept 23-Dec 22: Co-curated by Jasmina Jovanovic and Stuart Reid. The retrospective exhibition examines more than three decades of the artist’s practice. Recurring themes include identity and mortality as well as the simultaneous power and vulnerability of the body. The exhibition will feature Low-Beer’s narrative sculptures of the 1980s, her exploration of the ‘repeated unit’ to create installations, and her more recent suspended ceramic works. Artist Talk and Preview on Sat 22 Sept, 7pm. Opening reception on Sun 23 Sept, 2-5pm. These events are FREE and all are welcome. Image: Rocksbreath, 2001, Susan Low-Beer. Photo courtsey the artist.

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Sep. 22nd – Dec. 22nd, 2018
Time: 11 am - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street North
Contact: 519 746-1882 x235
http://www.theclayandglass.ca/
BOUQUETS OF BLISS EXHIBIT
An exhibit featuring floral artifacts from Castle Kilbride’s collection in honour of the Wilmot Horticultural Society’s 50th Anniversary. 

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from May. 1st – Nov. 11th, 2018
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
DOWNTOWN HERITAGE CARRIAGE RIDES!
Join us for a Heritage Carriage Ride Downtown Stratford this Saturday!  Brought to you by the businesses of downtown.  First come - First on!  See you downtown!

Cost: Free

When: Open Saturdays from Jun. 2nd – Sep. 22nd, 2018
Time: 12 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Memorial Gardens on Ontario Street, Straford
Contact: 519-508-1415
www.stratfordcitycentre.ca
JANE TINGLEY: PLANT (IPOD) INSTALLATION
The Plant(iPod)Installation explores the active relationship between objects in the space of the gallery, and the body of the viewer. Predominantly sculptural in nature, the installation is comprised of eight plant/prosthetic objects of various shapes and sizes, spread out in a grid like fashion throughout the gallery, and spaced about one and a half meters apart. The organically shaped objects house embedded houseplants. They visually reference tree like forms, or, more specifically trees that have been coppiced, or pollarded, which are forms of pruning that encourage new growth. Each of the sculptural objects include a built in subwoofer with metal branches rising from it, to hold the two small speakers close to the leafy part of the plant, and function as a sound system. Individually, the objects contain both sensors and speakers, so that the sound being played to the plants is directly affected by the viewer’s location and proximity.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
STEPS TO STARDOM EXHIBITION
Steps to Stardom, tells the story of Justin Bieber’s meteoric rise from busking on the steps of the Avon Theatre to becoming one of the most popular pop stars in the world. The exhibit, created by the Museum in conjunction with Justin and his family, was given access to hundreds of items – awards, clothing, pictures, credentials, personal letters and even running shoes and we are now in the process of choosing the items for exhibit. In addition, a number of things have come forward from Stratford residents that have also been offered to the Museum — team pictures, hockey jackets, drum sets that were used by Justin long before he was an international pop star. The exhibit tells the story of the Stratford native’s career from those early years – busking in Stratford and performing in local talent shows – to the largest venues and stages in the world. Photo credit:  Stratford Perth Archives, The Beacon Herald collection.  July 2002.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH 12 and under, $20/Family (two adults and two children) (HST will be added to these admission prices upon paying)

When: Open Daily from May. 1st – Oct. 8th, 2018
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
JUNCTION 56 DISTILLERY TOUR
Come visit Southwestern Ontario's premier craft distillery. Learn about the history of the distillery and the building we are in, and walk through the process of how we take locally grown corn and wheat and create unique and delicious spirits such as Gin, Vodka, Moonshine and Whisky as well as many liqueurs. Tour includes a sampling of each product, and there is a store on site where all products and other merchandise are available to purchase.

Cost: $15/Per person

When: Saturday, 11:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Saturdays
Time: 11 am - 12 pm
Where: Junction 56 Distillery, Stratford, 45 Cambria Street
Contact: 519-305-5535
www.junction56.ca
SILVANA BRUNI: GLASS QUILTS | MEDITATIONS IN MOTHERHOOD
Artist Talk:  Sunday, September 16th 2 PM Through materials found in her surroundings, Silvana Bruni explores space and texture with items as simple as a scribbled note or the stamping and tracing of her baby daughter’s toys. While her main canvas is often Plexiglas, she has also explored with various found items such as windows discovered at the side of the road. Layering glass creates depth to each scene her mind decides to create. The found items welcome a sense of surprise and the lack of control encourages and allows freedom, intuition and spontaneity in her creation process.  In her latest project, Glass Quilts; Meditations in Motherhood, Bruni and her baby daughter explore with painted footprints, and the work is finished off by found materials. These recordings of her daughter’s foot and hand prints and marks are precious moments captured through art. Bruni simply enhances the marks her daughter has left in hopes of further bringing out what she sees. This project is the exploration of life and the experiences it holds.

Cost: Free Admission - Donations Welcome

When: Open Daily from Jul. 20th – Sep. 30th, 2018
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca