What's On in Stratford and Area Sunday November 17, 2019 to Monday November 18, 2019
OPEN KITCHEN | SCS COOKING FUNDAMENTALS | PAN FRYING
Every week Level One students at Stratford Chefs School tackle one of the ten foundational methods of cooking. This is your opportunity to explore these cooking techniques as taught in Stratford Chefs School's renowned professional culinary program. This 4-hour, hands-on intensive class is perfect for the more advanced home cook or for anyone interested in examining a future career in the culinary arts. Week 3: Pan Frying with instructor, Eli Silverthorne Pan frying is a dry-heat method of cooking that relies on oil or fat as the heat transfer medium, and on correct temperature and time to not overcook or burn the food. Pan-frying diļ¬€ers from sautéing in several important ways. Pan frying takes place at lower heat and longer cooking time. Although both involve cooking portion-size items of food over relatively high heat, pan-frying requires more fat because the food is not moved very much. The results should be an attractive crisp textured food with a moist interior. Recipes: Pork Piccata with Brussels Sprouts Potato Latkes Basic Omelette Arctic Char Meuniere with Vegetable Confetti Safety 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. It is the participant's responsibility to inform Stratford Chefs School of any serious food or environmental allergies and their nature no less than 48 hours before the start of class. Stratford Chefs School is committed to accommodating people with allergies and reducing risk for all members of our school community and visitors;. However, Stratford Chefs School cannot guarantee an environment completely free of allergens. In a situation where sufficient information and notice has been given, but a severe allergy cannot be accommodated, the participant will be issued a full refund.   * All Open Kitchen classes purchased online or by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Our ticketing service hosted by universe.com includes this fee in the total listed price.  

Cost: $85/Per person + a service fee

When: Sunday Nov. 17th, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/
OPEN KITCHEN | GET COOKING! | MAKE AT HOME CHARCUTERIE
Whether you love to entertain or enjoy the simplicity and ease of winter ploughman-style meals, discover professional tricks behind making delicious from-scratch charcuterie with instructor Eli Silverthorne. Learn new recipes, as well as safe food storage and presentation techniques. At the end of class sample charcuterie with a celebratory glass of sparkling wine. Recipes: Fresh Ricotta Duck Breast Prosciutto Chicken Liver Mousse Pickled Onions / Cucumber Rye Crackers Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class. This class has a maximum capacity of 16 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.  

Cost: $75/Per person + a service fee

When: Monday Nov. 18th, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/
PINTS AND PAGES
Ever wonder... if a book club needs a book? Welcome to Pints and Pages, the book-less book club! Join us at The Queen's Inn to discuss whatever you've been reading - be it book, magazine, Twitter feed or podcast, share your reading interests with others in a social setting. 3rd Monday of the month! Free to attend, but you pay for your own pints! Generously hosted by The Queen's Inn, 161 Ontario St. #SPLPints&Pages

Cost: Free, but you pay for your own pints

When: Monday Nov. 18th, 2019
Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Where: The Queen's Inn, 161 Ontario Street
Contact: 519-271-0220 x132
stratford.library.on.ca/pintsandpages
LATE AUTUMN FORAGING WITH PUCKS PLENTY
Beside the Blewit another striking mushroom is the Purple Gilled Laccaria. Unlike the Blewit that grows under pines this large species of Laccaria can be found in either opened oak forests or grassy fields. Mixed in with other wild edible mushrooms they make a tasty addition to soups, stews or risotto. We will be search for these along with Fall Oysters, Velvet Foot, Fawn Mushrooms and more.

Cost: $35/Per person

When: Sunday Nov. 17th, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Where: 96 Birmingham Street, Stratford
Contact: 519-271-3726
pucksplenty.com
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES ~ THE MUSICAL
Perth County Players proudly present one of Canada's most beloved musicals, "Anne of Green Gables ~ The Musical".  The musical is based on the book by Lucy Maude Montgomery with the book by Don Harron, music by Norm Campbell and lyrics by both.  Set in the early 20th centry, the novel rcounts the adventures of Anne Shirley, an 11 year old orphan girl who is mistakenly sent to two middle aged siblings, Matthew and Marrilla Cuthbert who originally intended to adopt a boy to help them on their farm in the fictional town of Avonlea in Prince Edward Island.  The story recounts how Anne makes her way through life with the Cuthberts, in school and within the town.  This family oriented musical is sure to please audiences of all ages.

Cost: $20/Per person

When: Sunday Nov. 17th, 2019
Time: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where: Stratford City Hall, Stratford, 1 Wellington Street
Contact: 519-272-0607
perthcountyplayers.com
STRATFORD-PERTH ARCHIVES EXHIBIT - PARADES, PICNICS AND POWER: CELEBRATING 125 YEARS OF LABOUR DAY
There's lots to see in the James Anderson Gallery at Stratford-Perth Archives. This year's exhibit is Parades, Picnics and Power! Explore Stratford's infamous furniture strike in 1933 and James Reaney's King Whistle play about it. Many items from the Kroehler Furniture factory on display, including the King Whistle himself. Check out a champion soap box car from Labour Day races in times past and see photos of the annual parade queeens.

Cost: Free

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Oct. 15th, 2019 – Jan. 31st, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Where: Stratford-Perth Archives, Stratford, 4273 Huron Street
Contact: 519-271-0531, ext 259
perthcounty.ca/archives
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
THE ROAD TO WOODSTOCK AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
In the late 1950’s Rock and Roll hit the music scene in Canada. In Stratford it was the inspiration for a group of boys to form their own band, The Rebels. Later known as The Revols, it launched the careers of three young musicians who went on to play with some of the famous bands in the world. Richard Manuel, John Till and Ken Kalmusky honed their skills performing with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins, and many other Canadian and American artists. Richard Manuel went on to become one of the founding members of The Band. John Till was an original member of the Full Tilt Boogie Band, Janis Joplin’s band. Ken Kalmusky founded Great Speckled Bird, the band that backed Canadian musicians Ian and Sylvia. This year the famous 1969 Woodstock Music and Art Festival celebrates its 50th anniversary. Till and Manuel performed at the pivotal event in music history. Created in conjunction with the artists’ families, this exhibit celebrates the careers of these three musicians, and includes background stories and rare personal memorabilia. It also highlights some of the influences that are part of Perth County’s rich music history. Features include a look back at the Dance Halls of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s, as well as a view of Stratford in the ‘60s through the lens of the Perth County Conspiracy (Does Not Exist). The exhibit opened June 21 and runs until the end of November, 2019.

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

When: Open Daily from Jun. 21st – Nov. 30th, 2019
Time: 10 am - 4 pm daily
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
VIGNETTES OF PERTH COUNTY AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
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. Daily hours extend May to September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd, 2019 – Dec. 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
DUFFY DENT - A SOLDIER'S ART EXHIBIT - STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
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. Daily hours extend May to September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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, 2019 – Dec. 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
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. Daily hours extend May to September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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

When: Open Daily from Jan. 2nd, 2019 – Dec. 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
RETROSPECTIVE OF THE PERTH REGIMENT - STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
Perth Up! A Retrospective of Duty and Valour Exhibition 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. Daily hours extend May to September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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, 2019 – Dec. 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
WINTERLIGHTS DISPLAY
Enjoy our festive light displays on foot or by car. As Christmas approaches, hop aboard a horse-drawn wagon. By donation.

Cost: By Donation

When: Open Daily from Nov. 15th, 2019 – Jan. 5th, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Milt Dunnell Field, St. Marys
townofstmarys.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.  From May to early November, the market is outdoors.  From early November to end of April, the market is indoors.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sundays from Nov. 3rd, 2019 – May. 3rd, 2020
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Where: Festival Square Plaza, Stratford, 10 Downie Street
slowfoodperthcounty.ca
STRATFORD FESTIVAL EXHIBIT AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
A new permanent exhibition that celebrates the early days of the Stratford Festival: Such Stuff As Dreams. 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. Exhibit hours extend May through September. Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details.

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, 2019 – Dec. 31st, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
FIRST LINE OF DEFENCE: THE CANADIAN MILITIA EXHIBIT
This exhibit explores the history, role and service of the Canadian Militia from its 16th century origins in New France to the present day. It provides a look into training, pay, uniforms, and weapons, as well as the Militia’s role in St. Marys and along the Grand Trunk Railway. The exhibit is developed around a recently-restored tunic that was worn in the militia cavalry prior to 1843.

Cost: Admission by donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri. from Nov. 11th – Dec. 20th, 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
stmarysmuseum.ca
LOCAL'S NIGHT AT THE BRUCE
Every Monday throughout the year, we will host a Local's Night, featuring unique themed cuisine every week.  Food will be served family sharing style and is $35/Per person.  Reservations are recommended but not mandatory.  Whether you are here for the day or your lifetime, everyone is considered a local on Local's Night.

Cost: $35/Per person, plus tax and gratuity

When: Open Mondays from Jan. 21st – Dec. 16th, 2019
Time: 5 pm - 8 pm
Where: The Restaurant at The Bruce, Stratford, 89 Parkview Drive
Contact: 519-508-7100 | 855-708-7100
www.thebruce.ca
JUSTIN BIEBER EXHIBIT 2.0 AT THE STRATFORD PERTH MUSEUM
Steps to Stardom 2.0 is the 2019 relaunch of 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. Dozens of new items have been added to the exhibit, with the assistance of Justin and his family. The exhibit has been extended. (daily hours extend May until September). Visit stratfordperthmuseum.ca for details. 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, 2019 – Jan. 5th, 2020
Time: 10 am - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
stratfordperthmuseum.ca
FAMILY ART SUNDAY
Explore a different art project each week with the guidance of a gallery educator. Thanks to Barb and Chip Vallis for their support of this amazing program.

Cost: Free

When: Open Sundays from Sep. 22nd – Dec. 15th, 2019
Time: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street
Contact: 519-271-5271
gallerystratford.on.ca