What's On in Stratford and Area Monday December 11, 2017 to Tuesday December 12, 2017
WHAT'S IN A NAME EXHIBITION
Many landmarks in town bear the names of significant citizens or historical figures and you may not even know it. Find out the history behind some of these landmarks in our exhibit.

Cost: By donation

When: Oct. 30th until Dec. 22nd, 2017
Open: Open Mon. to Fri.

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
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
GALLERY STRATFORD REGIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION
Gallery Stratford will be presenting its 37th annual juried exhibition, which has been juried by prominent Toronto art dealer Jamie Angell, Founder/Director of Angell Gallery. The exhibition will include work by seventeen different artists from Perth, Huron, Bruce and Grey Counties, and include mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture and photography. Artists include:  Bill Chan, Carla Coles, Anton Covaliov, Slina Frichitthavong, Kellen Hatanaka, Victoria Lewis, Tony Luciani, Connie Miller, Irene Miller, Jenny Parsons, Charles Sharun, Drew Simpson, Bonnie Steinman, Lily Taylor, Roman Turczyn, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick and Leslie Watts. Image: Detail of Victoria Lewis, Figures in a Canadian Landscape, oil pastel, 24 x 36 inches  

Cost: Free

When: Dec. 1st until Dec. 22nd, 2017
Open: Open Daily
Time: 10 am - 5 pm (Thursdays and Fridays till 7 pm)
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
TO CANADA, WITH LOVE FROM WILMOT EXHIBITION
In celebration of Canada's 150th anniversary, this exhibit will feature the events, people and products that put Wilmot Township on the national stage.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Nov. 14th – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Tues - Fri, 1 pm - 4 pm - Sat and Sun
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Site, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.castlekilbride.ca
FESTIVE OUTDOOR LIGHT DISPLAY
Take a drive or a walk around Milt Dunnell Field and enjoy a dazzling array of light displays. See old favourites and brand new displays, all sponsored by local businesses and organizations.

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Nov. 17th, 2017 – Jan. 8th, 2018
Time: 7 pm - 12 am
Where: Milt Dunnell Field, St. Marys, 80 Water Street, North
Contact: 519-284-2340
http://www.townofstmarys.com/en/discover-our-town/festive-outdoor-light-display-.aspx
PINTS AND PAGES
Folks can meet – over a pint – and discuss whatever it is they’ve been reading - be it a book, a magazine, a blog, or even a Twitter thread - whatever has sparked their interest that they feel like sharing with others in a social setting.   Free to attend, but you pay for your own pints! Generously hosted by The Parlour Inn. #SPLPints&Pages

Cost: Free, but you pay for your own pints

When: Open Mondays from Oct. 23rd – Dec. 20th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 9 pm
Where: The Parlour, Stratford, 101 Welliington Street
Contact: 519-271-0220 x132
http://stratford.library.on.ca/pintsandpages
SAVOUR STRATFORD CHOCOLATE TRAIL
Many visitors to Stratford claim that they come for the chocolate and stay for the plays.  We are the perfect destination for choco-holics.  What could be better than spending an afternoon (or two!) strolling the Victorian streets of Stratford and sampling chocolate?  The self guided Chocolate Trail is great for a girls' getaway, a couple's diversion or just for fun.  These vouchers are offered year round and can be used at six of the 25 stops on a self-guided tour and are valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Chocolate trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts which can be redeemable at a later date.   Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.

Cost: $25/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Nov. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm - Sat
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail
A CATALOGUE CHRISTMAS EXHIBITION
Before the days of shopping malls and big box stores, many Christmas gifts were ordered from a catalogue. Learn more about this tradition in our A Catalogue Christmas exhibit.

Cost: By donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri., from Dec. 4th – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 pm, 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Where: St. Marys Museum, St. Marys, 177 Church Street South
Contact: 519-284-3556
www.stmarysmuseum.ca
A TASTE OF SCIENCE EXHIBITION
Have you ever wondered why food spoils? A Taste of Science highlights the role science plays in delaying food decay and keeping food nutritious and safe for us to eat. In this engaging experience, immerse yourself in an over-sized “pantry” and discover what makes food spoil, and different food preservation techniques. You’ll find lots to feed your mind and imagination on the menu!

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST, $5/CH (12 and under), $20/Families

When: Open Daily from Oct. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street, R.R. 5
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.on.ca
AVON TRAIL TUESDAY MORNING RAMBLES
Every Tuesday morning year round, weather permitting. Meet Allman Arena north parking lot off Lakeside Drive at Morenz Dr. Approximately 1.5 hours  usually on Avon Trail, determined by hike leader or group. Varied terrain, moderate pace. Coffee time follows.   Contact Terry:  519-273-2233

Cost: Free

When: Tuesday, 9:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Tuesdays
Time: 9 am - 12 pm
Where: Meet at the north parking lot of the William Allman Memorial Arena, Stratford, 15 Morenz Drive
Contact: 519-271-2233
www.avontrail.ca
SAVOUR STRATFORD BACON AND ALE TRAIL
Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for 1 week from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date.  Limited offerings on Sundays and Mondays.  

Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Nov. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 9 am - 5 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 4 pm - Sat
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
www.visitstratford.ca/bacontrail
STRATFORD CHEFS SCHOOL: STUDENT DINNER MENU
Experience the cuisine of Stratford Chefs School student chefs as expressed through their culinary creations.  Seatings available at 6:30 pm, 6:45 pm, and 7 pm.  Price includes wine pairing (15oz) and coffee or tea. HST additional.Dates and menus subject to change.  Visit http://stratfordchef.com/dinners or call 519-271-1414 for more information.

Cost: $55/A

When: Open Tue.Wed., from Nov. 14th – Dec. 13th, 2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 10 pm
Where: Stratford Chefs School, Stratford, 136 Ontario Street
Contact: 519.271.1414
stratfordchef.com/dinners
JIM ANDERSON: ARTIST, ARCHIVIST & ADVOCATE EXHIBITION
Jim Anderson was an outspoken, and at times controversial, supporter of preserving Stratford and Perth County’s heritage and culture. This new exhibit explores his roots as an artist, his dedication towards local history as an archivist and his passion for preservation as a heritage advocate. Infamous for his hunger strike atop the Perth County Courthouse, in protest of a pending dissolution of the historical board, Anderson was instrumental in the founding of Heritage Stratford— established specifically to preserve Stratford’s significant architecture such as City Hall and the Gordon Block.  In 1972 Anderson was hired to process the first collections that would eventually form the Stratford-Perth Archives, the second oldest county archives in Ontario. In 1981 he was officially appointed as Archivist-Administrator for Stratford and Perth County. He was instrumental in preserving the Fryfogel Inn, established the Brocksden School Museum, and would later become the first interim curator for the Stratford Perth Museum. Many significant objects from his own personal estate are now in the museum’s “Jim Anderson Collection”.  

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

When: Open Daily from Oct. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
CHRISTMAS AT THE CASTLE
What is your favourite recipe for Christmas? Here at Castle Kilbride, we like to take a whole lot of old and a little bit of new and mix it together for the perfect holiday setting. This is the best time of year to visit the 1877 home and marvel at the lavish decor adorned in festival attire.

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Dec. 1st – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 4 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride National Historic Site, Baden, 60 Synder's Road, West
Contact: 519-634-8444, ext 256
www.castlekilbride.ca
STRATFORD CHRISTMAS TRAIL
The Stratford Christmas Trail captures the spirit of giving and the joy of checking off that list.  You’ll discover unique and individual gift ideas when you stroll our festive streets draped in fresh cedar rope and tied with big red bows. Stratford Tourism is making it easy to kick off your holiday shopping with The Christmas Trail – six gifts for $30 (+HST). Twenty-seven (27) shops have selected fabulous stocking stuffers for you to choose from. And because it’s Stratford, be on the lookout for seven swans a swimming. Starting November 1 and running until December 20, 2017

Cost: $30/per person +HST

When: Open Tue. to Sat., from Nov. 1st – Dec. 20th, 2017
Time: Mon - Fri - 9 am - 5 pm, 10 am - 4 pm - Sat
Where: Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford, 47 Downie Street
Contact: 519-271-5140
www.visitstratford.ca/christmastrail
HERNER'S VICTORIAN VILLAGE
A special addition to our Christmas display this year is a large Dicken's Village display, kindly loaned by the Herner family of Baden on display in the Belvedere Gallery. (*please note there is no elevator access to this level)

Cost: $6.50/A, $5.50/SR/ST, $4.50/CH, $19/Family

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Nov. 28th – Dec. 22nd, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 4 pm
Where: Castle Kilbride, Baden, 60 Snyder's Road West
Contact: 519-634-8444
www.wilmot.ca