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Here's a quick glance of activities happening in Milton this extended-weekend (Thursday Feb 12 - Monday Feb 16). You can get to the specific websites by clicking on the titles below. 


Looking

What? A play by Norm Foster, presented by Milton Players Theatre Group

When? Thursday February 12, Friday February 13, Saturday February 14; 8pm

Where? MinMaxx Hall, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because laughter plus romance is a winning combination.


Organized Chaos

What? Live music

When? Friday February 13; 9pm

Where? Chanps FEC (300 Bronte St S, Milton ON)

Why? Because there's just something about music that is live.


Winter Market

What? TERRA Greenhouse's Winter Market hosts over 50 local vendors who sell and promote locally produced food, food products and handcrafted items

When? Saturday February 14; 10am - 3 pm

Where? TERRA Greenhouse (12800 Britannia Road Milton, ON)

Why? Because it benefits the community, local farmers and businesses, as well as your soul.

 

FREE Presentation of Despicable Me 2

What? Indira Naidoo-Haris (MPP of Halton) is hosting a free screening of Despicable Me 2

When? Saturday February 14; Doors open at 930am and film starts at 10am

Where? Galaxy Cinemas (1175 Maple Ave, Milton ON)

Why? Because the minions are hilarious.

 

Snowflakes and Snowsnakes

What? Snowshoe or ski the rails, gather around a toasty fire to roast marshmallows and hot dogs; Watch the Race of the Snowsnake video and then try the traditional First Nations sport; Bird feeder-making and a winter discovery hunt will round out the activities

When? Saturday February 14, Sunday February 15, Monday February 16; 10am to 4pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why?  Because it's the great outdoors. 

 

Tales by a Winter’s Fire and Raptors in Focus

What? Enjoy puppet shows, horse-drawn rides, live animal encounters and raptor presentations

When? Saturday February 14, Sunday February 15, Monday February 16; 10am to 4pm

Where? Mountsberg (2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville ON)

Why? Because nature is refreshing.

 

Sunset Snowshoe Hike

What? A family-friendly introduction into snowshoeing, staff take participants along the trail to look for wildlife tracks and signs,play games as the sun sets over the winter landscape, enjoy campfire afterwards

When? Saturday February 14; 4pm to 6pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because I still want to learn how to snowshoe. 

 

The Optimist Club of Milton Valentines Dance

What? Fun night of Dancing to the music of Rockin Rob DJ Services and Entertainment. 

When? Saturday February 14; 8pm to midnight

Where? Milton Public Library - Main Branch (1010 Main St. E, Milton ON)

Why? Because it's Valentines Day.

 

Veterans of SNL: Rob Schneider and Jon Lovitz

What? An evening of side-splitting comedy with the stars of NBC’s Emmy Award-winning showcase, Saturday Night Live.

When? Saturday February 14; 8pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because these comedians are legendary.

 

Snowshoe Pajama Night

What? Take a guided hike and then explore the longhouse, make crafts and enjoy snacks and storytelling around a fire

When? Sunday February 15; 4pm to 6pm or 630pm to 830pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because there's nothing like the smell of a campfire at night. 

 

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What? Live music

When? Saturday February 14; 9pm

Where? Chanps FEC (300 Bronte St S, Milton ON)

Why? Because there's just something about music that is live.

 

Family Day at Waldie Blacksmith Shop

What? The Grand Seduction

When? Monday February 16; 10am - 2pm

Where? Milton Historical Society Waldie Black-Smith Shop (16 James Street, Milton, ON 

Why? Because our heritage matters.

 

The Mattamy National Cycling Centre Community Opening Celebration

What? Track cycling demos and family sports/fitness classes for all ages; Watch the opening ceremonies at 11:00 am with Mayor Gordon Krantz

When? Monday February 16; 10am - 2pm

Where? Velodrome (Pan Am Blvd, Milton, ON)

Why? Because the first 1,000 people get a FREE water bottle.

  

Family Day Music Marathon 

What? See and hear the wonderful talent of the Milton Philharmonic Orchestra 

When? Monday February 16; 10am to 8pm

Where? St. Paul’s United Church (123 Main Street E., Milton, ON)

Why? Because they're out to set a record for the number of individual, unique instruments they can have play at the marathon. 

 

Family Day Activities

What? Free swimming, skating, sports, and more

When? Monday February 16; Starting at 9am

Where? Various Town of Milton facilities (see schedule via the link)

Why? Because fitness is fun especially on Family Day

 


Enjoy!


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Here's a quick glance of activities happening in Milton this weekend (Friday Jan 23 - Sunday Jan 25). You can get to the specific websites by clicking on the titles below. 


Milton Film Festival #1

What? Boyhood

When? Friday January 23; 730pm

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this is a groundbreaking depiction of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child literally growing up on screen (filmed over the span of 12 years).


A/C Acoustics

What? Live music

When? Friday January 23; 9pm

Where? Chanps FEC (300 Bronte St S, Milton ON)

Why? Because there's just something about music that is live.

 

Family Literacy Day

What? Rise n’ Shine (a program of stories, songs, dance and rhymes) 

When? Saturday January 24; 945am and 1030am

Where? Milton Public Library - Main Branch (1010 Main St. E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this day also includes scavenger hunts and craft stations.

 

Season of the Snowflake

What? Tours of reconstructed Iroquoian village and longhouses,newly furnished (and heated) Deer Clan longhouse, snow shoe rentals

When? Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25; 10am to 4pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why?  Because it's a great way to explore our heritage. 

 

Winter Days in the Country 

What? Enjoy the thrill of a brisk winter sleigh ride followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows around a campfire

When? Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25; 10am to 4pm

Where? Mountsberg (2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville ON)

Why? Because nature is refreshing.


Milton Film Festival #2

What? Wadjda

When? Saturday January 24; 1030am

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this is a movie of firsts, breaking several cultural barriers.

 

Family Literacy Day

What? Andrew Larsen appearance, author of In The Tree House and the Charlie books 

When? Saturday January 24; 11am and 130pm

Where? Milton Public Library - Main Branch (1010 Main St. E, Milton ON)

Why? Because Mr. Larsen will show families how to make their own books, filled with stories and illustrations.

 

Milton Film Festival #3

What? Love Is Strange

When? Saturday January 24; 130pm

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this is a movie about love.

 

Milton Film Festival #4

What? Show Stopper

When? Saturday January 24; 4pm

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this is the rise and fall of self-made mogul Garth Drabinsky.

 

Sunset Snowshoe Hike: Family

What? A family-friendly introduction into snowshoeing, staff take participants along the trail to look for wildlife tracks and signs,play games as the sun sets over the winter landscape, enjoy campfire afterwards

When? Saturday January 24; 4pm to 6pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because I still want to learn how to snowshoe. 


Owl Prowl Family

What? A hike through the crisp winter night to search for owls and a 'nose to beak' visit with Mountsberg's resident raptors

When? Saturday January 24; 630pm to 830pm

Where? Mountsberg (2259 Milburough Line, Campbellville ON)

Why? Because this is an experience that is not easily forgotten.

 

Milton Film Festival Gala and #5

What? The Grand Seduction

When? Saturday January 24; 8pm

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because in addition to a grand film, your ticket also includes a grand gala catered by Lunchbox Cafe

 

Sunset Snowshoe Hike: Adult

What? Your guide will lead you on a snowshoe hike through the beautiful landscape and the evening will end fireside

When? Saturday January 24; 7pm to 9pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because this is a great way to "discover the magic of winter at night."

 

Audio Rebels

What? Live music

When? Friday January 23; 9pm

Where? Chanps FEC (300 Bronte St S, Milton ON)

Why? Because there's just something about music that is live.


Milton Film Festival #6

What? Ernest & Celestine

When? Sunday January 25; 11am

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this film "leaps across genres and influences to capture the kinetic, limitless possibilities of animated storytelling"


Milton Film Festival #7

What? The Philosopher King

When? Sunday January 25; 2pm

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this is a story of reconnection and reconciliation between two estranged brothers. 


Milton Film Festival #8

What? The Great Beauty

When? Sunday January 25; 430pm

Where? Mattamy Theatre, Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because this is a film about "Rome in all its glory - a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty."


Enjoy!


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Here's a quick glance of activities happening in Milton this weekend (Friday Dec 12 - Monday Dec 15). You can get to the specific websites by clicking on the titles below. Enjoy!


A Swingin' Christmas with The Toronto All-Star Big Band

What? "The fabulous vocal group TABB Five recreates seasonal favourites from the Golden Age of Swing"

When? Saturday December 13; 8pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because it's much more than a Christmas show.

 

Escarpment Walk 

What? Meet for a walk in one of Conservation Halton's parks.

When? Saturday December 13; 930am to 11am

Where? Meet at St George's Church (7051 Guelph Line, Milton ON)

Why? Because nature is refreshing.

 

Winter on the Trails

What? Horse drawn wagon rides through the forest to the Falls, cozy open air fire, hot chocolate, chickadees, craft corner, bird of prey demonstration

When? Saturday December 13; 10am to 4pm

Where? Hilton Falls (4985 Campbellville Road, Milton ON)

Why? Because there's snow on the ground, the sun is shining, and it's supposed to be not-too-cold on Saturday.

 

Christmas on the Rails

What? "Ride into the holiday season at Halton Country Radial Railway Museum."

When? Saturday December 13; 1pm to 8pm

Where? Halton County Radial Railway (13629 Guelph Line, Milton ON)

Why? Because "there's nothing like riding the vintage streetcars through the woods with snow on the trees while singing Christmas carols."

 

Season of the Snowflake

What? Rent a pair of snowshoes and explore the landscape with a guided hike or tour arond on your own.

When? Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14; 10am to 5pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because I still want to learn how to snowshoe. 


Visit with Santa

What? Santa will be visiting with children throughout the barn.

When? Saturday December 13; 10am to 4pm

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

Why? Because it's better to see Santa on the farm than in the mall. 

 

Launch of Holiday Light Show

What? Crafts for kids to make, face painting, hot chocolate, tree decorating, light show igniting. No cost to participate by those attending are asked to bring food item or toy to donate to Salvation Army.

When? Saturday December 13; 430pm

Where? Kelly Esselmont (195 Bell Street Milton, ON)

Why? Because it brings the neighborhood together. 

 

Children's Craft Activities

What? Decorate a gingerbread man and decorate a glass ball ornament.

When? Saturday December 13 and Sunday December 14; 10am to 4pm

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

Why? Because this is the last weekend of 2014 that this activity is offered. 

 

Elvis: Wonderful World of Christmas

What? "Milton's own Steve Michaels performs an evening of the King's greatest Christmas carols, songs of inspiration and classic hits."

When? Sunday December 14; 730pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because they'll "have a blue Christmas without you."

 

Miracle on Main Street

What? Toy Drive fundraiser to "promote the spirit of giving among all faiths." Those attending are asked to bring a donation of a new unwrapped toy that will go to either the Milton Salvation Army, Halton Women's Place, or young patients at the Hospital for Sick Children and McMaster Children's Hospital.

When? Monday December 15; 6am to 9am

Where? Outside of Troy's Diner (295 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because "sickness and poverty do not discriminate - neither should the spirit of giving."


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Here is a quick glance of activities happening in Milton this weekend (Thurs Dec 4 - Sun Dec 7). You can get to the specific websites by clicking on the titles below. Enjoy!

 

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

What? Free horse-drawn wagon rides, holiday music performed by local choir, Beaver Tails food truck, extended-hours shopping.

When? Thursday December 4; 6pm to 9pm. 

Where? Throughout downtown Milton (meet at Knox Church 170 Main St. E Milton, ON)

Why? Because this is a once-in-a-year experience. 

 

Colm Wilkinson: Broadway, Christmas and Beyond

What? "One of the finest singers of popular song takes to the stage."

When? Friday December 5; 8pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because he was on Broadway.

 

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

What? "A hilariously interactive family show that all ages enjoy" presented by Brightside Players Inc

When? Friday December 5; 730pm to 930pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because we need to find out if love's true kiss can save the day.

 

Christmas on the Rails

What? "Ride into the holiday season at Halton Country Radial Railway Museum."

When? Saturday December 6; 1pm to 8pm

Where? Halton County Radial Railway (13629 Guelph Line, Milton ON)

Why? Because "there's nothing like riding the vintage streetcars through the woods with snow on the trees while singing Christmas carols."

 

Season of the Snowflake

What? Rent a pair of snowshoes and explore the landscape with a guided hike or tour arond on your own.

When? Saturday Dec 6 and Sunday Dec 7; 10am to 5pm

Where? Crawford Lake (2596 Britannia Road West Campbellville, ON)

Why? Because I want to learn how to snowshoe. 

 

 Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

What? "A hilariously interactive family show that all ages enjoy" presented by Brightside Players Inc

When? Saturday December 6 and Sunday December 7; 1pm to 4pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON)

Why? Because we need to find out if love's true kiss can save the day.

 

Christmas Memories

What? The Milton Concert Band performs with the St Peter Elementary School Choir and Jean Vanier High School Choir

When? Saturday December 6; 8pm

Where? Milton Centre for the Arts (1010 Main St E, Milton ON) 

Why? Because of the relaxed family atmosphere. 


Vigil to Mark 25th Anniversary of Montreal Massacre

What? Candlelight vigil organized by Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services of Halton

When? Saturday December 6; 6pm to 7pm

Where? St. Paul’s United Church (123 Main St E, Milton, ON) 

Why? Because we should honour all women - past, present, and future - who have experienced, survived, or resisted violence.  

 

Winterlude: A Gift of Music

What? Milton Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its debut concert

When? Sunday December 7; Silent auction starts at 230pm but concert starts at 3pm

Where? St. Paul’s United Church (123 Main St E, Milton, ON) 

Why? Because I bet it'll be sensational. 


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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. 



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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. 

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