Community Messages

Wednesday, December 1
06:00 PM

Project Porchlight

06:00 PM — 09:00 PM

(HUNTSVILLE/LAKE OF BAYS) Mark your calendars, Huntsville and Lake of Bays, for Project Porchlight Food Drive 2021. The Huntsville/Lake of Bays Fire Department, in support of the Salvation Army Huntsville Food Bank, is ramping up for the 33rd annual food drive. On Wednesday, Dec. 1, starting at 6 p.m. fire trucks, with the assistance of the OPP, paramedics, public works and volunteers will be coming house-to-house collecting healthy non-perishable food donations across our community. The food drive will be operating a little differently this year as it did last year, so it is very important that residents take note of the changes to accommodate social distancing guidelines for COVID-19. “We are asking residents to turn their porchlight on and place their non-perishable donations at the end of their driveway or on their porch this year at 6 p.m.,” notes Fire Chief Rob Collins “In the past we have been able to knock on doors — but once again this year we are unable to do that. By placing your items at the end of your driveway or porch, it will assist us in keeping a safe social distance.” The Project Porchlight Food Drive has been a community tradition for 33 years now and has been an integral support for the Salvation Army, which distributes the donations within the community throughout the year. The Salvation Army is thankful for ALL donations, but do have some certain specific needs this year. If possible, the following items would go a long way to meeting those needs: Peanut Butter – Jam – Canned Meats – Canned Fruit – Canned Vegetables – Instant Oatmeal – Hamburger Helper – Granola Bars – Juice – Boxed Mac n Cheese Food donations can also be dropped off at the following locations: • Huntsville Fire Hall Station #1; 1 Payne Drive • The Salvation Army in Huntsville; 4 Mary Street E. • Port Sydney Fire Hall; 387 South Mary Lake Road • Lake of Bays Fire Halls, 1007 Limberlost Rd., 1230 Fox Point Rd. and 12 University St., Baysville.

Location/Venue Name
Huntsville

  • , Ontario
Saturday, December 4
11:00 AM

Holly Baazar and Craft Show Huntsville All Saints Church

11:00 AM — 04:00 PM

HOLLY BAAZAR and CRAFT SHOW SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 11-4 SUTHERLAND HALL 30 HIGH STREET HUNTSVILLE BAKE SALE, GRAMMA'S ATTIC, QUILTING PLUS OTHER VENDORS STAIN GLASS, WOODEN FOLK ART AND MORE!

Location/Venue Name
SUTHERLAND HALL ALL SAINTS CHURCH

  • 30 HIGH STREET, HUNTSVILLE, P1H 1N9
11:30 AM

Annual Frosty Fair at Trinity United Church, Huntsville

11:30 AM — 01:30 PM

Annual Frosty Fair at Trinity United Church, Huntsville Get into the spirit of the season by visiting the Frosty Fair at Trinity United Church, Huntsville on Saturday December 4;  11:30 am till 1:30 pm. A take-out box with a variety of delicious tea sandwiches and holiday-season cookies and squares will be available for $8.  Visit the Bake Shoppe, purchase fresh- frozen soups and chili, and select from an array of original knitting, sewing and hand crafts.  Support a great local cause!  

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 33 Main St. E, Huntsville, ON
12:00 PM

XMUS Festival

12:00 PM — 08:00 PM

A one day FOOD. DRINK. SHOP event with over 30 vendors in support of a great cause. Brought to you by Paradigm Events in Muskoka, XMUS festival; Food. Drink. Shop event is taking place on Saturday, December 4th at the Huntsville Legion from 12:00-8:00pm. $5.00 secures your spot in one of our 4 two-hour-long time slots available. Time Slots are 12:00-2 :00pm/ 2:00pm-4:00/4:00-6:00pm / 6:00-8:00pm. Walk-ups available as well. Give the gift of giving. A portion of the door proceeds goes to the Table foundation or purchase a gift in the auction table benefiting the Table Foundation. The Experience Enjoy some craft beer, spirits, and wine while shopping at our holiday gifting market. Indulge in food from the Smokin Hot BBQ food truck serving up Smoked brisket on a bun, pulled pork, or turkey on a bun. Fulfill that sweet tooth craving with a decadent cookie from Muskoka Stuffed Cookie Company or a cupcake from The Bakers Bar. Support Ontario food producers such as waffles, vegan ice cream, cupcakes, honey, olive oil, spices. Get a kick start on your holiday shopping while supporting local artisans including clothing, cleaning products, skincare, art, soaps, candles, and more. Participate in our beer label contest with Clear Lake Brewing Co, catch up with friends and get into the holiday spirit. Spread the joy. Tickets available at https://www.eventsinmuskoka.com/xmus-festival.html List of Participating vendors available at https://www.eventsinmuskoka.com/xmusfest-507438-854935.html

Location/Venue Name
Royal Canadian Legion

  • Veterans Way, Huntsville, ON
Sunday, December 5
12:00 PM

Huntsville Rotary TV Auction

12:00 PM — 04:30 PM

View items and bid now and then watch YourTV for the live broadcast.

Location/Venue Name
YourTV

01:00 PM

Bracebridge Santa Claus Parade

01:00 PM — 03:00 PM

Manitoba St Bracebridge

Monday, December 6
All day

WINTER PARKING RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT

12:00 AM — 11:59 PM

BRACEBRIDGE, ON – As we get ready for winter, Bracebridge residents, visitors and business owners are reminded to observe Town of Bracebridge winter parking restrictions. To ensure our municipal highway and roadways are clear to accommodate traffic flow, emergency response vehicles, road maintenance vehicles and snow plows, the Town prohibits the parking of a motor vehicle on any municipal highway and roadway or within any municipal parking lot between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. from October 16th to April 15th. In accordance with the Highway Traffic Act and municipal parking regulations, any vehicle parked on a roadway at any time of the day that interferes with or impedes municipal winter maintenance operations may be tagged and/or towed at the vehicle owner’s risk and expense. “In addition, residents are reminded that vehicles on or overhanging a sidewalk or boulevard are prone to damage and are a dangerous obstacle. They prevent Town operators from properly clearing the sidewalks and can cause accessibility issues for pedestrians such as seniors, people with mobility issues and parents pushing strollers”, states Michael Mayer, Chief By-Law Enforcement Officer. What can you do? • Plan ahead and leave your vehicle at home; • Make sure your vehicle is not on or overhanging a sidewalk or boulevard; • Advise visitors and business patrons of this restriction during the winter season; and • Leave your vehicle in one of eighteen (18) designated overnight parking spaces within the Hiram Street Parking Lot located at 85 Hiram Street in the Downtown core. Winter parking restrictions ensure that the Town’s winter maintenance operations are able to keep municipal roads and sidewalks safe and clear for pedestrians, public transit, and motorists.

Thursday, December 9
02:00 PM

Service of Comfort and Hope at Trinity United Church, Huntsville

02:00 PM — 03:00 PM

Not feeling the Christmas Spirit this year?  The Christmas season is difficult for those whose hearts are hurting. Trinity United Church, 33 Main St E., Huntsville, is inviting you to a beautiful, quiet and reflective Comfort and Hope Service on Thursday, December 9th at 2 pm. In this space your feelings will be honoured, candles lit, prayers welcomed and you will be reminded that you are not alone.  All sad and struggling hearts are welcome. Come and find real people and real hope.

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 33 Main St. E, Huntsville, P1H 2B8
Friday, December 10
11:30 AM

December Souper Sandwich Take-out Lunch from Trinity United Church, Huntsville

11:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Take a break from Christmas preparations to enjoy a delicious Take-Out Lunch from Trinity United Church! Support a local cause while enjoying tasty homemade soups, sandwiches and desserts - all at a great price.   Order by Tuesday, December 7th at 705 789 5679.  Pick up Friday, December 10th; 11:30 am - 12:30 outside Trinity United Church, 33 Main St. E, Huntsville.  All Covid safety guidelines are followed.

Location/Venue Name
Trinity United Church

  • 33 Main St. E, Huntsville , P1H 2B8
Tuesday, December 14
07:00 PM

Huntsville Horticultural Society AGM

07:00 PM — 09:30 PM

The Huntsville Horticultural Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting by Zoom on December 14th and will feature a business section that includes the approval of the minutes from the previous AGM, year-end financial statement, committee reports, updates from District 18, and the OHA and the election of the board of directors for the upcoming year.   Following this, there will be a presentation on "Forcing Bulbs for Winter Colour".  Anyone interested in attending should email huntsvillehorticulture@outlook.com for more information and to request a Zoom link.

Location/Venue Name
zoom

  • P. O. Box 5354, Huntsville, P1H 2K7
Thursday, December 16
08:00 PM

Good Lovelies

08:00 PM — 10:00 PM

Following 2020’s virtual Christmas tour, the band are excited to be performing for you in person and to help ring in the holiday season with friends and family. Accompanying the Good Lovelies (Caroline Brooks, Kerri Ough and Susan Passmore) is a stunning backing band of some of Canada’s finest musicians. As a six-piece, this band will have you tapping your feet, laughing, and singing along by the end of the show. This is a must-see concert. The Good Lovelies first united in 2006 for a one-off performance and has since compiled a catalogue of studio albums, EPs, a live album and a Christmas collection. They have toured extensively across Canada, the US, Europe, UK, and Australia and have earned a JUNO Award (2010), a Juno Nomination (2012) and four Canadian Folk Music Awards along the way. **Guests at this concert will require proof of full vaccination with matching photo ID to enter the venue. No refunds will be offered to anyone who tries to enter the venue without a valid proof of full vaccination and matching photo ID.

Location/Venue Name
Algonquin Theatre

  • Main St, Huntsville , ON