What's On in Stratford and Area Thursday March 21, 2019 to Friday March 22, 2019
2019 BOAR'S HEAD ENTERTAINMENT
Jim and Tonic -- Two-piece Pop/Rock & Folk cover band featuring Jim McCutcheon (vocals/rhythm guitar/mandolin/harmonica) and Trevor “Tonic” Hammer (vocals/rhythm and lead guitar/hand percussion). 

Cost: Free

When: Friday Mar. 22nd, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM
Where: Boar's Head Pub, Stratford, 161 Ontario
Contact: 519-271-1400
www.queensinnstratford.ca
SEMINAR: STAINED GLASS
The St. Marys Museum offers a range of intriguing and informative seminars featuring the unique history of the community. This seminar discusses the history of stained glass in St. Marys.

Cost: $10/Museum members, $12/Non-members

When: Thursday Mar. 21st, 2019
Time: 7 pm - 9 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
PERTH UP ! A RETROSPECTIVE OF DUTY AND VALOUR EXHIBITION
This exhibit traces the history of the Perth Regiment from its inception in 1866 to present day. The theme of duty, sacrifice, valour, brotherhood, and remembrance are used to highlight the development of the Regiment from its earliest days as a volunteer militia company fighting in the Fenian Raids, through to its role in the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II. This exhibit showcases objects, letters, photos, and personal stories from throughout the regiment's history. Why "Perth UP"? The Maple Leaf "UP" was an ubiquitous marker during the Second World War pointing the way to Canadian front lines. "61" represented the Perth Regiment.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 5th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
A JUBILEE OF SILVER EXHIBIT
All that glitters is not gold. This year at Castle Kilbride it is SILVER! Castle Kilbride museum is celebrating its silver anniversary.  This fun and whimsical exhibit that displays some traditional silver artifacts, but will also features items with a twist on the name silver. Curious? Come celebrate with us.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH, $20/Family (2 adults and 3 children)

When: Open Sun., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat. from Mar. 12th – Apr. 30th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Castle Kilbride, Kilbride, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
castlekilbride.ca
DUFFY DENT - A SOLDIER'S ART EXHIBITION
Capt. John “Duffy” Dent served in the Perth Regiment during WWII. He was an accomplished artist who captured moments of military life, its conditions and situations, in his striking black and white drawings. Dent redesigned the Perth Regiment hat badge, was the editor-in-chief of “The Perthonian,” and an illustrator for the Royal Military College Journal. This exhibition displays samples of his work and personal memorabilia.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 5th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
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) + HST

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 5th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.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 Jan. 2nd – Mar. 30th, 2019
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
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
JUSTIN BIEBER: 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. In February 2019 the exhibit will undergo a major refresh, with dozens of new items in place until November 2019 (daily hours extend May6th). 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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 5th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
RAILWAY CENTURY EXHIBITION AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
This exhibit tells the story of Stratford as a railway hub, and highlights the prosperity that Perth County’s extensive railway links brought to farmers and businesses in the region. The Locomotive Repair Shop, operated by the Grand Trunk Railway and later the Canadian National Railway, was the driver of Stratford’s early economic development. Agriculture, dairy, furniture making, and knitting mills, now connected to the world by rail, were just a few of the industries that made Perth County one of Canada’s most prosperous counties.  

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 5th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
IN THE BIG LEAGUE EXHIBIT
This exhibit explores the 60-year history of the St. Marys Lincolns hockey team. Notable Lincolns alumni who played in the NHL are featured.  Please note that we are closed between 12 pm and 1 pm.

Cost: Admission by Donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Feb. 25th – Apr. 12th, 2019
Time: 9 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
BLACK SWAN RUNNING CO.
Join Black Swan Running Co. every THURSDAY evening @ 7PM for a fun run. Leaves the brewery at 7 and returning for a celebratory pint! All abilities are encouraged!

Cost: FREE

When: Open Thursdays from Jan. 17th – Dec. 19th, 2019
Time: 7 pm
Where: Black Swan Brewing Co., Stratford, 144 Downie
Contact: 519-814-7926
www.blackswanbrewing.ca
YOU ARE HERE: VIGNETTES OF PERTH COUNTY EXHIBITION
This exhibit offers a glimpse into the history of Stratford and Perth County from settlement in the 1830s to today. Drawing on the museum’s collection of photographs, artifacts, and archival documents, the exhibit highlights the people, businesses, organizations, and events that make Perth County the vibrant destination that it is today. At You Are Here, experience a unique mix of poets and politicians, parades and plowing matches, settlement and sport history, and more that you can find here at the Museum and all across Perth County.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd – May. 5th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
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 Jan. 2nd – Mar. 30th, 2019
Time: 9 am - 5 pm
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
IMPROMPTU WEEKDAY MORNING SNOWSHOE/CROSS COUNTRY SKI HIKES
Dependent on snow conditions - Meet at 9 am at various locations in and around Stratford to take advantage of snow conditions. Participants need own skis and/or snowshoes. Notices of potential wintry events sent by email on weekend prior to announce location when favourable, to be confirmed the night before. Participants wishing to be on contact list for snowshoeing, please email Tracy gonorth49@gmail.com. For cross-country skiing, email Meg megwestley@gmail.com.

Cost: Free

When: Open Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri. from Jan. 2nd – Mar. 25th, 2019
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Where: Various locations in Stratford, Stratford
www.AvonTrail.ca
STONE EXHIBIT
Photography of stones will be exhibited alongside poetry.

Cost: Free

When: Open Tue. to Sat. from Feb. 22nd – Apr. 5th, 2019
Time: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm (In addition to these regular business hours, the Station Gallery exhibits are open when the VIA Rail service desk is open)
Where: St. Marys Via Rail Station, St. Marys, 5 James Street North
www.stmarysstationgallery.ca
HEAD, SHOULDERS, KNEES&TOES EXHIBIT
The exhibit features a large number of baby and children’s clothing from the Museum's extensive textile collection. Come and see how styles have changed and perhaps take a walk down memory lane. Please note that we are closed between 12 pm and 1 pm.

Cost: Admission by Donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Mar. 18th – Apr. 12th, 2019
Time: 9 am - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca