Sunday, May 6, 2018

Sunday May 6, 2018

Ladies and Gentlemen

In the spirit of the season our own Midland Garden Club is preparing a “Midland themed” garden that will be located at Martyrs’ Shrine. This garden is intended to demonstrate the connectedness of the Shrine to the local community. You are invited to attend the unveiling of the garden during a ceremony on June 10th. And remember that Sunday May 13th is Mother’s Day. Town restaurants will be busy so plan ahead.

The Week Ahead

Monday the 7th sees the first meeting of the Community Safety Task Force.  The meeting will focus on organizing the work and ensuring that we meet Council’s August deadline. The meeting is at 10:00 am at the Town Hall.

The Province will test the Ontario Alert Ready System at 1:55 PM using TV, radio and now through cell phones. The alert message will “test” the functionality of the system, and inform consumers of emergency alerts. You do not need to take any action with this test alert.

An information session is being held to update you on the new Waypoint Chigamik Healthcare Center – that’s from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm at the Chigamik offices at 845 King St.  And at 5:30 pm Guys Who Care meet at the Midland Golf Club on Hwy. 93. If you are a guy, please join us as we raise funds for local charities.

On Tuesday May 8 County Council takes place at 9:00 am in Midhurst.  At 1:00 pm the Town holds its Governance Review Committee meeting, primarily to update our municipal procedure by-law. At 4:30 pm the Library’s teen event swings into gear with Bubble Art Print Making.

Create fantastic art for any space using these simple art supplies and household items. Ages 13-18 and it is FREE.

That evening Dr. Rose hosts Our Health - Medical Cannabis, Weeding Through the Issues - at MCC. Unfortunately it is sold out.  If you are having trouble getting out to this popular series, you can access them online by Googling Our Health North Simcoe, then, click on the Rogers TV site (bookmark for future reference) and choose which video you would like to view. 

On Wednesday you are invited to our annual Candlelight Ceremony at the Cenotaph.  We gather at 7:00 pm to pay tribute to the many who have given their lives for our freedom.

On Thursday the 10th all artists are invited to a grant information session with the Ontario Arts Council. The OAC provides funding in the areas of dance, literature, multi and inter-arts, music, theatre and the visual arts.  Their priority groups include Francophone, Indigenous and artists living in regions outside of Toronto. This free session runs from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Midland Public Library. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP to Karen Mealing.

Friday the 11th sees me at Rama for an all-day conference with the County. But if you want to have some fun, join our Library at their block party.  From 4:00 to 8:00 pm come celebrate the Library’s new brand, the arrival of spring and our awesome community!  We’re closing down Elizabeth Street between King and First and setting up giant jenga, duck races, green screen photos, and much more. It is free for all ages so come on down and join the party.  And if you are looking for something good to eat, plus lending a hand to the Wye Marsh, the third annual Wye Marsh Fundraising Dinner takes place from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the Oakwood Community Center in Victoria Harbour.

Week - End

Saturday May 12

-       All day - Model train show at the NSSRC – A delight for children both little and big

-       All day - Martyrs' Shrine and Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons are open for the season

-       All day - Treasure Day Weekend – put your reusable treasures out by 8:00 and back in by 5:00 pm

-       11:00 am - New Saturday Storytime with Jess at the Midland Library

-       1:30 pm - Sistema variety show and fundraiser at the Alliance Church 829 Yonge Street Freewill offerings. (This event was rescheduled from earlier due to weather)

Sunday May 13

-       All day - Model train show continues  at the NSSRC

-       All day - Treasure Day Weekend – put your reusable treasures out by 8:00 and back in by 5:00 pm

-       11:00 am - Good Morning Apocalypse brings you something special for Mother’s Day.  Treat mom to the award-winning comedy troupe Good Morning Apocalypse at the MCC for a high tea and a comedy show, as they perform their brand-new Mother’s Day comedy revue: The Mom Show!

Gord McKay

The Year for Forging Our Future - 2018


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