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Here is a quick glance of activities happening in Milton this weekend (Oct 17 - 19). You can get to the specific websites by clicking on the titles below. Enjoy!


Celebrating Local Authors and Artists

What? "Local resident and retired police detective Larry Cowley has authored his first book; Oakville’s Carole Bertuzzi Luciani is a public speaker and Canadian best-selling author — both, along with artist/author Christine Fenn, will be showcasing their work"

When? Saturday October 18/14

Where? Mohawk Inn (9230 Guelph Line Campbellville, ON) 

Why? Because culture matters. 

Community Day with Cineplex

What? Free movies with select concession items for $2. All proceeds go to support Free the Children.

When? Saturday October 18/14. Doors open at 8:30am. Shows start at 9:00am.

Where? Cineplex Movie Theatre (1175 Maple Ave Milton, ON)

Why? Because free movies are awesome but supporting Free the Children is even better. 

Halloween Spooktakular

What? "Celebrate the season in Spooktacular style; wear your costume and receive a free hot drink (parents and grandparents included)!  The main attraction this season is the Haunted Barn! The Mountsberg Play Barn is transformed into a deliciously creepy place to play and explore!"

When? Saturday October 18/14, 10:00am - 4:00pm

Where? Mountsberg (2259 Milburough Line Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because outdoor activities with hot chocolate sounds delightful. 

Harvest Festival

What? "Autumn entertainment including wagon rides, a giant corn trail, professional puppet show, spooky Boo Barn and the Fun Farm Yard."

When? Saturday and Sunday, 9am-5pm

Where? Springridge Farm (7256 Bell School Line Milton, ON)

Why? Because Springridge Farm offers great family-fun!

Season of Falling Leaves

What? Guided hikes, self-guided crafts, discovery hunts, videos, and unique gift shop. 

When? Saturday and Sunday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.

Where? Crawford Lake

Why? Because the fall colours are spectacular!

Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser

What? Community volunteers will hold a backyard pumpkin patch for the Milton District Hospital Foundation. Milton residents are invited to get their faces painted or purchase a pumpkin.

When? Sunday October 19/14 (12pm-2pm)

Where? 195 Bell St Milton, ON.

Why? Because it's Halloween time.

Celebrating Stories

What? Stories are read and children are greeted by Cinderella and a pirate as they arrive. Several presentations will take place including Splash’N Boots

When? Sunday October 19/14 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Where? Milton Public Library (1010 Main Street East Milton, ON)

Why? Because there's reading and Cinderella and a pirate. 



Ontario Public Library week is Oct 19-25. 

To kick off the celebration, Milton Centre for the Arts will be putting on a 'Celebrating Stories' festival on October 19th from 1pm to 5pm

  • Kids will be greeted by Cinderalla and a pirate! Wild. 
  • Readings and presentations (including 'Splash N Boots') in the Mattamy theatre from 330pm to 430pm. 
  • Face painting throughout the afternoon.

Tuesday October 21st: Beaty Branch

  • Polish film showcase
  • A 2011 film called 'Black Thursday' will be shown at 7pm. 

All week-long

  • 'Share Your Story With Us' (at Main Branch and Beaty Branch) encourages people to share personal and inspirational stories via videos, pictures, or other medium.
  • 'Bookfacing' photo contest (at Main Branch) gets people to pick a book that has a photo on the cover. Hold it up in front of your face. Take a photo. Win a contest. Maybe? 
  • 'Banned Book' will be displayed (at Main Branch). Celebrate our freedom to read! Word. 
  • 'Crossword Challenge' (at Main Branch and Beaty Branch). Fill out a crossword for a chance to win a Kobo touch. 


I recently read an article about BONE Structure's innovative snap-together building technology (think, steel Lego). A few things caught my attention about Nancy White (The Star)'s article. One, the recycled steel-frame is environmentally friendly. A poster inside a model house said 6,295 plastic bottles were recycled and used in the polyurethane foam sprayed in a 3,000 sq-ft BONE Structure house. And, the company says there's no waste in the building process. Two, it's quick. The structure's pre-cut frame can be assembled in 5 days. Who likes waiting anymore? Three, its flexible design suits our dynamic society.They have a catalogue of plans that can be customized and with no load-bearing interior walls, the layouts can be easily changed. White quoted the company's president in her article, saying “When children leave at 28, you can easily knock down walls. And when they return at 32 you can erect them again.” It used to be the case that families lived in homes for 30 or more years. Nowadays, families are more likely to uproot after much less time to accommodate the changing needs of the evolving family. Although the cost of the steel-frame BONE technology is about 5% more than using wood, it seems like the payoff may be more valuable in the long-term (ecologically, at least). It would reduce the impact on our forests and the ripple effect of all materials that go into renovating (or building) a home. BONE Structures has built 200 houses in Quebec and has 200 more under construction, 49 of them in the GTA (according to the article). Combine the environmental sustainability with the speed and flexibility, it seems quite possible that we may all end up living in a life-size Meccano set. 



Photo Credit: Colin McConnell at The Toronto Star

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