Saturday 24 May 2014

June 18 - Trip to Stratford for King Lear

Shakespeare's King Lear at the Festival Theatre depicts the story of an aging monarch who resolves to divide hiskingdom among his three daughters, with consequences that he little expects. Directed by Antoni Cimolino (Artistic Director of the Festival), it stars Colm Feore in the leading role.

DATE: Wednesday, June 18, 2014
DEPARTS: 9:15 am from Superburger (Primrose)
9:30 am from Orangeville Home Hardware (Zehr's Plaza)
LUNCH: On your own - lots of good choices nearby
RETURN: Approx. 7 pm
COST: $105.00 (bus and theatre ticket) 

TO BOOK, please email DEANNA MIRCHEFF at or call her at 519-941-7677 and send your cheque, made payable to the DUFFERIN ARTS COUNCIL, to Deanna at 794206 3rd Line EHS, Mono, ON L9W 5X8.

Tuesday 13 May 2014

June 02 - Lunch at the Globe: Pat Burns & Jim Lorriman

Pat and Jim will again tantalize us with their art and reveal plans for two outstanding shows that will be held at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives (DCMA).

Pat Burns will talk about the second Stitches Across Time Exhibition (September 12 - November 9, 2014), a celebration of the skills of Canadian weavers and fabric artists from across Canada.

She will also reveal details of a fashion show/lunch to be held on September 21 at the DCMA.

Jim Lorriman will also open a show at the DCMA on September 12 (running until October 26).

The show is entitled History in the Making. Jim will show works where he has used pieces of wood with a past that tell stories of their uses many years ago. One of the Byford treasures is a set of bowls created from the wood of our original house.

Jim’s great gift to Theatre Orangeville was a selection of wood serving dishes crafted from the old seats of the theatre.

Wednesday 7 May 2014

May 19 - Dog Save the Queen

The Queen’s Birthday is always a time to celebrate, but we here at the DCMA offer our visitors just a titch more.

Queen Victoria, who reigned for 64 years, was a supporter and owner of dogs and is often blamed for having 'spoiled' the collie breed by her patronage. While Victoria's collies were pets and not working dogs, they were not by any stretch of the imagination the show collies of today.

During this event we will pay homage to the animal that won the Queen’s heart, the dog. Bring
your furry family members by for a proper British ceremony with tea service and nibbles for both humans and pets.

We will be displaying the DCMA collection of Queen Victoria memorabilia.

Dog Save the Queen
Monday, May 19
12 noon

Free admission to celebrate May Museum Month!

For more details, 877-941-7787 or

Thursday 1 May 2014

May 10 & 11 - Spring Treasures - 2014 Show and Sale

Kai-Liis McInness, Jill Sadleir, and friends present aselection of hand-crafted items including paintings, cards, alpaca wool products, stained glass, jewelry, bath and body products, hand knits and much, much more. 

Spring Treasures - 2014 Show and Sale
May 10th 10 am - 5 pm
May 11th 10 am - 4 pm

At the Orange Hall, Rosemont (located across from The Globe restaurant at the intersection of Hwy 89 & Mono-Adjala Townline, between Airport Road and Hwy 50). 

For more information, contact Jill at 705-434-3283 or

Saturday 26 April 2014

May 05 - Lunch at the Globe: Ellen Cole

“To come or not to come – that is the question.”

Our speaker, Ellen Cole, will tell us some of the interesting inside stories associated with running a theatre company producing the plays of William Shakespeare.

Ellen spent eight  years in the administration of the Royal Shakespeare Company in the United Kingdom and four years with Canada’s Stratford Festival.

Thursday 17 April 2014

May 04 - DCMA's Annual Get Together

Each year the DCMA has an annual meeting for our members, want to be members, patrons, and to honour our volunteers.

Held off site, each year in a different municipality. This year it is Melancthon, and the event will be in the Horning’s Mills WI Hall. Meet our many volunteers and thank them for their work at the DCMA.

The highlight of the day will be the first public introduction to the DCMA’s Five-Year Strategic Plan.

After the meeting you will be invited on a walking tour through Horning’s Mills with Martin Hunt.

After the walk, we will send you off with a driving tour guide through Melancthon Township.

Annual Get Together (AGGT)
Horning’s Mills Hall

May 4, 1 pm

For more details, 877-941-7787 or

Wednesday 9 April 2014

May 1 - Tim Falconer's Bad Singer

Toronto-based writer Tim Falconer joins our Spring Lecture Series to describe his latest project, Bad Singer, a book about singing badly, tone deafness and why singing is so important to us!

Tim is working on an episode of CBC Radio’s Ideas featuring Bad Singer. He will entertain us with several short and humorous passages from Bad Singer, and perhaps, with some encouragement, he might even sing for us!

A portion of the fee will be donated to The Friends of Island Lake for their ‘Close the Gap’ campaign!

Bad Singer
May 1, 7 - 9 pm

At The Farmhouse Pottery Gallery & Café, 307114 Hockley Road.
For more details, or 519-941-6654.
Fee $10, includes coffee and dessert, call ahead to book, seating limited.