Plan your weekend at Clearview’s Small Halls Oct. 3-6
Clearview’s Small Halls Festival is Oct. 3-6, when community halls throughout the township host events with the hope of providing some small town fun. Here’s a rundown of what is happening at each hall. For exact times and ticket prices, visit www.smallhallsfestival.ca. Follow the links to purchase tickets online.
Free Family Bowling Night with Clearview Community Church on Friday.
Unleash your inner rockstar with Good Enough Live Karaoke on Saturday night. This is karaoke but with a live band. Visit aveninghall.com to choose from the band’s list of more than 400 songs. Good Enough is like your own personal cover band and will make sure your onstage experience is a slamming success.
The Saturday night country concert will feature Nice Horse, 2019 Alberta Country Music Awards ‘Group of the Year’ and ‘Video of the Year’ for the chart-topping “Mansplainin”. There is a free shuttle provided from the New Lowell Recreation Park at 5212 County Rd. 9 to the Brentwood Community Centre starting at 5 p.m.
The hall is also the location for a Forkin’ Farm Family Dinner on Friday, Harvest Market on Saturday morning and pancake breakfast on Sunday morning.
Dunedin Village Hall
On Saturday night, there will be a staged reading of Michael Healey’s The Drawer Boy, winner of the Governor General’s Award for Best Play and four Dora Maver Awards. There is an option to also participate in a pre-show dinner prepared by Executive Chef Leona Nyman. Enjoy an intimate Farm-to-Table fine dining experience, where you’ll be joined by the actors and playwright himself.
There is a euchre tournament on Friday and the hall will host Creemore Festival of the Arts’ Artists on Location on Saturday and Sunday.
Six-time Canadian Comedy award winner Monkey Toast, a Toronto based improv troupe, is performing their show The Arkin on Sunday afternoon. Monkey Toast creator David Shore came up with an idea for their new improv format inspired by a workshop taught by Alan Arkin.
Ticket price includes two tokens for “Taste of the Township” to enjoy prior to the show. The ever-popular High Speed Chicken Race begins at noon.
Nottawa Memorial Community Centre
Magician Graeme Reed is performing two shows. This family appropriate entertainer is catering to students on a PA Day Friday afternoon and all ages on Saturday evening. Both events are fundraisers for the Clearview Youth Centre.
Singhampton Community Centre
Singhampton is hosting three nights of food and drink. They kick off the weekend early on Thursday, Oct. 3 with a wine tasting with charcuterie and a performance by Ken Yates – Canadian Folk Music Award 2017 Songwriter of the Year and New Artist of the Year award winner, followed by a local cider and food pairing on Friday. Get to know your beer on Saturday before OktoberFEAST.
Walk it off on Sunday with the Tall Small Hall Hike on area escarpment trails.
Sunnidale Corners Community Centre
Multi-instrumentalist Jamie Williams is on stage on Friday. For over 25 years, he has been entertaining crowds and getting people up dancing with his big sound, played exclusively as a one-man band. On Saturday the hall will host a progressive euchre tournament.
Stayner Community Centre
On Saturday, the day begins with The Legend of Dragons Pancake Breakfast, prepared by the Stayner Lions Club. Learn the ancient Chinese Dragon Dance, have fun with dragon puppets, games and watch a Dragon Egg hatch. Activities will be provided by Clearview Public Library, The DanceRoom and Clearview firefighters.
That evening the Clearview Public Library is hosting a Murder Mystery by the Clearview Community Theatre players. This fundraiser for the Clearview Public Library building fund includes a light supper and cash bar.
On Sunday, explore Clearview Township and experience the small halls as you travel the back roads by car or motorcycle during the Back Roads Rally.
And Creemore Festival of the Arts is taking over Station on the Green both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Artists on Location is happening throughout the village.