What's On in Stratford and Area Sunday February 26, 2017 to Monday February 27, 2017
REVIVAL HOUSE HIGH TEA

Revival House, in partnership with Bradshaws Kitchen Detail, presents Revival House Afternoon High Tea, now offered monthly on the last Sunday of the month with seatings from 2 pm to 4 pm.  Each Revival House High Tea afternoon features three distinct blends of Sloane Fine Tea served on beautiful Royal Albert china from the Miranda Kerr collection.

The tea menu complements house-baked scones and preserves, both sweet and savoury, along with sandwiches and other dainties, within the elegant setting of Revival House.  It's the perfect experience for any special occasion. Tickets are available on-line on or before Friday, February 26, 2017 at 12 pm. 

Cost: $45/A, $25/CH (Under 12 years of age) plus a handling fee and HST

When: Sunday Feb. 26th, 2017
Time: 2 pm - 4 pm
Where: Revival House, Stratford, 70 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-273-3424
www.revival.house
PRINTING ABC'S WORKSHOP

Recommended for adults and students ages 14 and up
Class size is limited to 5 people, so register soon!
Registration, including payment, is due by 4pm on Friday, February 17th 
Session cost is $60 per person (includes museum admission and access to all exhibits)
Join us at The Stratford Perth Museum for a hands-on workshop featuring the traditional craft of letterpress printing. See, feel, and experience the art of design and re-discover the beauty of hands-on creativity. With guidance from our instructor, you’ll have the opportunity to print with an antique printing press. So, roll up your sleeves and print your own letterpress keepsake!
This workshop will be led by Mike Pomeroy, our Print Shop Coordinator. You will learn the basics of letterpress printing, including a brief introduction to the history of printing, knowledge and techniques of printing processes, how to hand-set type, inking the form, and printing using an authentic period printing press. This workshop is intended for those interested in furthering their Letterpress Printing experience.
No previous letterpress experience is required. All workshop materials and tools are included.
Aprons and gloves will be supplied as needed, but please wear old clothes, as ink may not wash out. Close-toed shoes are required.

Cost: $60/Per person (Includes museum admission and access to all exhibits)

When: Sunday Feb. 26th, 2017
Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street, Stratford, ON
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
REMEMBERING A FRIEND: ANDY HOE WITH THE STRATFORD CONCERT BAND

Andy Hoe was a composer, conductor and writer and long time member of the Stratford Concert Band. His influence on music in Stratford and area was far-reaching and we all benefited from his experience. Andy led an interesting and intriguing life and we will remember him through his music and the music he enjoyed playing and conducting. Stratford author, historian and artist, Edward Payne will join us and share some insight into Andy's wonderful character.  Tickets are available on-line on or before Sunday, Febraury 26, 2017 at 12 pm.  

Cost: $15/A, $5/ST

When: Sunday Feb. 26th, 2017
Time: 3 pm - 5 pm
Where: Avondale United Church, Stratford, 194 Avondale Avenue
Contact: 519-301-2516
www.stratfordconcertband.com
PERTH UP ! A RETROSPECTIVE OF DUTY AND VALOUR EXHIBITION

This exhibit traces the history of the Perth Regiment from its inception in 1866 to present day.
The theme of duty, sacrifice, valour, brotherhood, and remembrance are used to highlight the development of the Regiment from its earliest days as a volunteer militia company fighting in the Fenian Raids, through to its role in the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II.
This exhibit showcases objects, letters, photos, and personal stories from throughout the regiment's history.
Why "Perth UP"? The Maple Leaf "UP" was an ubiquitous marker during the Second World War pointing the way to Canadian front lines. "61" represented the Perth Regiment.

 

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Families

When: Open Daily from Feb. 21st – Apr. 13th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Line 34, R.R.5
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
DUFFY DENT - A SOLDIER'S ART

Captain John Duffy Dent served in the Perth Regiment during WWII. He was an accomplished artist who captured moments of military life, its conditions and situations, in his striking black and white drawings.  Dent redesigned the Perth Regiment logo, was the editor-in-chief of The Perthonian and an illustrator for the Royal Military College Journal. 

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Family (These prices include HST)

When: Open Daily from Feb. 21st – Apr. 13th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
CAN YOU DIG IT PERTH COUNTY'S AGRICULTURAL ROOTS EXHIBITION

Celebrate Perth County's rich agricultural history with this exploration of early settlement and farming practices.

Imagine standing outside and looking out across the land.  Instead of rolling fields and crops dotted with farmhouses and towns, picture endless forests and swamps.  That is how Perth County looked before the late 1820-'s, when the first European settlers arrived.  

When the Canada Company purchased this land from the British Crown with the goal to develop farmland, it was wilderness.  At first, surveyors laid out the concession roads that determined the plots of land for farming.  Then the settlers who occupied the lots took on the hard work of clearing the land, raising homes and growing crops.

You will learn about the early days of building communities, homes and farms in Perth County.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Family (These prices include HST)

When: Open Daily from Feb. 21st – Apr. 13th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
OUR BOYS IN BATTLE EXHIBITON

Learn about local involvement in WWI through this exhibition commemorating soldiers who lost their lives in 1917.

Cost: By donation

When: Open Mon. to Fri., from Feb. 27th – Apr. 13th, 2017
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
CHRISTOPHER REID FLOCK: INTEGRATION/DISINTEGRATION EXHIBITION

As an experimental ceramic artist, Christopher Reid Flock’s work is profoundly influenced by the significant time that he spent in Japan and the mentorship that he received from some of Canada’s most respected potters. Among other accolades, Flock was the recipient of the Winifred Shantz Award for Ceramics in 2014. Although this ambitious exhibition will include some works from his earlier career, it will feature more prominently his large-scale, installation-based works that whimsically ‘play’ with notions of function while merging rapid prototyping with classical clay process.

A companion exhibition will feature works by Flock’s mentors Bruce Cochrane, Diane Nasr and Kayo O’Young

Cost: Free

When: Open Daily from Feb. 21st – Mar. 19th, 2017
Time: 11 pm - 6 pm - Mon - Fri, 10 am - 5 pm - Sat, 1 pm - 5 pm - Sun
Where: The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery, Waterloo, 25 Caroline Street, North
Contact: 519-746-1882
www.theclayandglass.ca
DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION: LIFE IN FASHION EXHIBITION

Every day we get dressed for an occasion.  Whether it's for work, school, the gym, or a party, we convey our personality and preferences through the garments we choose.  Those choices change from day to day, just a fashion styles have transformed across generations.

Illustrated by remarkable pieces owned and treasured by residents of Perth County, the Stratford Perth Museum's new exhibit showcases fashion from the everyday to the extraordinary.  Join us as we get Dressed for the Occasion and showcase clothing and accessories from weddings, galas and uniforms worn in Perth County over the last 180 years.

Cost: $7/A, $6/SR/ST/CH, $20/Family (These prices include HST)

When: Open Daily from Feb. 21st – Apr. 13th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 4 pm - Mon - Sat, 12 pm - 4 pm - Sun
Where: Stratford Perth Museum, Stratford, 4275 Huron Street
Contact: 519-393-5311
www.stratfordperthmuseum.ca
SLOW FOOD SUNDAY MARKET

Featuring Perth County's best locally produced food, drink and crafts. Stratford's Slow Food Market runs every Sunday between 10 am and 2 pm. From May to mid-October, the market is located in Market Square, behind City Hall. During the winter, the market can be found at Falstaff Family Centre, just across the William Hutt Bridge at the corner of Waterloo and William Streets.

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 10:00 AM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 10 am - 2 pm
Where: Family Falstaff Centre, Stratford, 135 Waterloo Street
www.slowfoodperthcounty.ca
FRANCES FERDINANDS - BETWEEN LATITUDES EXHIBITION

Born in Sri Lanka, Frances Ferdinands is a Toronto-based Canadian artist. She received a degree in Visual Art from York University, and a Teaching degree from the University of Toronto. She also holds an A.R.C.T. from the Royal Conservatory of Music in Classical Piano.
Ferdinands has exhibited her paintings for over three decades in group and solo exhibitions in such diverse places as Paris, Honolulu, Bogota, the Continental U.S.A. and across Canada. She is the recipient of many Grants from the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canada Council, and her work has been purchased for inclusion in corporate, public, and private collections.
Ferdinands draws inspiration from thoughts, emotions, and occurrences that spring from her daily life. As well, her paintings often express her concerns for the social and environmental conditions/situations of post-modern society.

Image: Detail of  'Shrine to Basic Black', 2016

When: Open Sun., Tue. to Sat., from Feb. 21st – Mar. 5th, 2017
Time: 10 am - 5 pm
Where: Gallery Stratford, Stratford, 54 Romeo Street, South
Contact: 519-271-5271
www.gallerystratford.on.ca
KARAOKE SUNDAYS

Gemstone Entertainment presents Karaoke Party!

Cost: Free

When: Sunday, 9:00 PM, year round
Open: Open Sundays
Time: 9 pm - 1 am
Where: Molly's Bloom Irish Pub, Stratford, 26 Brunswick Street
Contact: 519-271-2778
www.mollybloomsstratford.com
MIMOSA BRUNCH

Every Sunday throughout the winter season from November through April we offer our Mimosa Brunch. Join us for a sampling of a variety of flavours, featuring one Farm Juice Co. cold pressed selection and a number of nectars and fruit syrups to try. Spend the afternoon sipping and sampling to see which flavour is your favourite. Includes a brunch entree from our regular menu. 

Cost: $39/Per person

When: Open Sundays from Feb. 5th – Apr. 30th, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: The Red Rabbit, 64 Wellington
Contact: 519-305-6464
Www.redrabbitresto.com