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Shelburne Crossroads Community Church is hosting Spiritual Renewal Every Wednesday Night to Jun 28. Community Outreach is desired.  All are welcome to enjoy Gospel Music, Bible Teaching and Prayer.  Attendees are encouraged to bring any questions and topics for discussion. Each session will begin at 7pm and is free to attend. 519-939-1453 


Biblical Scholar in Residence, Dr. sylvia Keesmaat is presenting Welcoming the Stranger: Hospitality in the Biblical Story May 24, May 31, Jun 7 and Jun 14 at St. James Anglican church in Fenelon Falls. Cost is $30 or pay what you can and will run from 7 to 9 pm. 705-887-2537 


The Nathan Symen Band is hosting an Album Release Concert May 26 at The Loft Art Space on Anne Street in Barrie. Showtime is at 7pm.


Barrie & Area Lupus Supports is taking part in the Annual Walk for Lupus Ontario May 27 at St. Vincent Park. Each year more people are diagnosed with Lupus and many other Lupus-Related conditions.  For this reason, we are asking you to join us to fundraise and to create public awareness of this debilitating chronic condition. Registration is at 10:30am with the Walk commencing at noon. 


Moving Together for Parkinson's - Nathan's Walk is hosting a Benefit Garage Sale May 27 at 1095 Carson Road in Springwater. Something for everyone: household items, books, clothing, furniture. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 705 717 9307 


St. George's Anglican Church in Barrie is holding their Annual Rummage Sale May 27 from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Rain or Shine! We will have for sale our "famous" meat pies, freshly baked pies and other delicious food items as well as art, jewellery, books, new and used treasurers, furniture and much more. 705 722 8352 


Walk with Jesus: Navigating the Labryinth is being presented by Trinity Chapel Women's Guild at Trinity Chapel in Bordon May 27. Cost is $20 including tea/coffee and lunch. Learn about laybryinths, their history and construction, and how using one, either physically or mentally, can help your focus and your spiritual life.  Come and learn and then practice on the new labryinth constructed at CFB Borden and fellowship with others. Event begins at 10am. 705-730-2632 


The Barrie Food Bank is hosting their 1st Annual Pickup Roundup Food Drive May 27 at Connexus Church. Typically, summer is the Food Bank's leanest time for donations - it is a season in which the need for food continues but the shelves empty out.We want to change that.We are looking for volunteers to partner with the Barrie Food Bank to collect food all across our city. Roundup will go from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm. 705.721.9090 


Knox Presbyterian Church in Alliston is hosting a Bicycle Rally May 27 from 9am to 12pm. Bike registery by OPP, Free safety check, free helmet check, Mountain Equipment Co-op and Canadian Tire Booths Free snacks. 705-435-5081 


Annual Spring Plant Sale is being hosted by the Oro-Medonte Horticultural Society May 27 at the Oro Fairgrounds. Sale begins at 10am sharp and will include locally grown perennials, hostas, grasses, shrubs, trees, annuals, herbs and more. 705-325-9752


Make it-happen Events is hosting The Destiny Ball May 28 which is a Christian alternative to the high school prom and promises to be a great evening with a 4 course dinner and entertainment by Christian dj, DJ Inspiration. Cost is $65 and is being held at Paradise Banquet & Conference Centre on Jane Street in Vaughan, starting at 6:30pm. 905-299-0351 


Pagan's Folly and The Griddle Pickers are holding a Celtic Resonance Concert at Collier United Church in Barrie May 28 starting at 3:00pm. It's a musical journey from Historic Scotland to the New World featuring members of Pagan's Folly and The Griddle Pickers. Features Celtic music with some Bluegrass, Country, Gospel and even a little classical thrown in. A freewill offering will be taken. 705-241-7550 


Sesquicentennial Quilt Show & Sale at Westmount Congregation in Orillia June 2 and June 3. The Sanctuary at Westmount will come alive with a huge display of quilts, artfully showcased on the church pews. Admission is $6 and will run Friday 4-8  Saturday 9-4. 705-326-5568 


Broadway Pentecostal Church in Orangeville will be hosting their Annual Gigantic Yard and Bake Sale Jun 3 from 7am until 1pm. There is something for everyone and the best baking you will ever eat! 519 278-6880  


Trinity United Church in Uxbridge is hosting Tour of Homes Jun 3 from 12 noon - 5 p.m. Cost is $20.00-$25.00. Thousands of dollars have been raised for various charities during the past 46 years.Please join us on our 47th tour! 905-852-6213


Ladies Night Out - Thrifty Fundraiser and Silent Auction at Springwater Township Public Library Jun 3 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Cost is $15 donation in advance at your local library. $20 at the door. you get complimentary dessert, steeped tea, homemade gift card, use of our fun photo booth and a huge bag to shop for FREE in our Thrifty Boutique. 705 737 5650 


Simcoe County Suicide Awareness Council is holding their 7th Annual Suicide Awareness Walk in Barrie at the Sheva Shrine Club Jun 3. The walk is free to join as they raise awareness about suicide; there is help. Walk is from 10:30 am to 3 pm. 705-326-9941 


Barrie Concert Band is hosting Made in Canada at Hi-Way Church Jun 3. This is one of two fund-raising concerts per year to help perform free concerts for the community, such as retirement communities and veterans. For the 150th anniversary of Confederation, this program will feature many great Canadian composers and their music that has made Canada great. With guest artists from A Little Wind Music. Cost $15/$20/Under 5 Free and will begin at 7:30pm. 705-481-1607 


St. Luke's Rent a Table Outdoor Sale Jun 3 at St. Luke's Anglican Church in Peterborough. The sale runs from 8:00-1:00pm. Table fee's are $25 and the proceeds go to St. Luke's Faithworks. 705-742-6202 


Walk for Alzheimers Society of Muskoka is taking place Jun 3 (Huntsville) and Jun 4 (Bracebridge) at Kerr park and Avery Beach in huntsville. Walks begin at 12 30 pm and are free to attend. 705 645 5261 


Diabetes Canada is hosting it's 32nd Annual Diabetes Ride-a-Thon at RJ Motosport Park in Midhurst Jun 4. All proceeds from this event will go toward sending children living with type 1 diabetes in your area to one of our D-Camps this summer. Riders are asked to raise a minimum of $50 in donations to participate. 8am Check-in - 3:00pm. 1-800-BANTING (226-8464)


World Vision Canada is hosting a Free Screening of Girl Rising Jun 8 at The GEM Theatre in Keswick. They will be taking a donation to give to World VIsion Canada to go towards EDUCATION projects.  Each donation will be multiplied 4x by the Canadian government! Showtime is at 6:30pm. 647-629-5930 


Praise Day 2017 is being held Jun 10 at the Rotary Aqua Theatre in Orillia. It is a free event, and is meant to publicly declare Jesus is Lord, praising His name and sharing testimony. Praise Day will run from 3pm-8pm. 


Living Faith Community Presbyterian Church in Baxter is hosting a Strawberry Supper Jun 10 from 4:30 to 7:00. The supper is a fundraiser for the church, and the cost is $15/Adult, $5/Child, 5 and under FREE. 705-424-0779


Quilting Corners Quilt Guild in Alliston Presents “Quilting Among Friends Quilt Show” Jun 11 at the Alliston Curling Rink from 10am to 4pm. Admission is $6. 


Ontario Men's Ministry Team is presenting a Teen Challenge Presentation at Beacan Presbyterian Church in Beaverton Jun 11. Teen Challenge students will share their stories of addiction, recovery and restoration with their families. Bring a friend and be inspired by a message of hope and God's power to change lives! Starts at 11:15am. (705) 426-9475 


Alliston Alliance Church is hosting a Park Service & BBQ Jun 11 at The Pavilion in Riverdale Park. It's a free outdoor service  with live music, testimonies, kids activities and a free barbecue. Service will begin at 12 Noon. 705 435 9717


Newmarket Women's Connection is hosting My Hat, It Has Three Corners at 333 Davise Drive in Newmarket Jun 14. The Morning Coffee Event is $6.00 ($4.00 first-time) and will run from 9:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 905 894 9312


Celebrate Recovery North Durham - Opening Night at Uxbridge Baptist Church Jun 15 from 7:00 - 9:00pm; doors open at 6:30pm. Event is for people suffering from hurts, habits and hang-ups will attend the opening night and discover that the program will provide them with the help and healing they are seeking in a safe and confidential environment. 905 852-3662 


DANTER Band Concert Jun 23 at Unveiling Life Church in Woodbridge. It is a free show and is primarily for outreach, but young and young at heart will enjoy Brian's message of redemption, hope and faith. Brian has been a pastor and worship leader for over 25 years. Show is from 7-9 pm. 416-577-5002


The Gathering Place of Aurora is hosting a Music in the Park evening at Aurora Town Park Jun 28 starting at 7pm. This night has something for people of all ages and promises to be a great start to your summer. There is no cost to enter but make sure you bring your own chair or blanket as grass space will get filled up fast! 416-464-1928 


Jubilee Celebration Centre is hosting a Healing & Prophetic night Jun 30 at the Aurora Community Centre from 7 - 10 pm. Healing for the Sick, the drepressed, to encourage people in their walk with Jesus. 


Valley View School of the Arts in Newmarket is hosting Jr. Music Camp July 4 to July 7 at Valley View Alliance Church. Half-day music camp for children ages 5-10! Kids will learn how to play in a band, play games, make crafts, and perform for their peers! Children will also take part in workshops run by professional artists and musicians. Free Family BBQ on the last day of camp. Cost is $50 and runs from 9am-1pm. 289-264-6271 


Valley View School of the Arts in Newmarket is hosting Sr. Music & Arts Camp July 17 to July 21 at Valley View Alliance Church. Full-day music and arts camp for kids ages 11-14. Children will take part in workshops with musicians and artists, play games and learn a new instrument. They will also take part in crafts, drama exercises, and much more! Cost is $100 and runs from 9am-4:30pm 289-264-6271  


Jubilee Celebration Centre is hosting Worship In The Park Aug 11 at the Orillia Aqua Theatre starting at 7:30pm. This is a worship night for Jesus to be glorified in Orillia for all ages to enjoy and to bring Unity to the body of Christ and non church goer. 1-705-326-0522  


Rastrelli Cello Quartet from Germany will be performing Sept 27 at the Georgian Theatre. Showtime is at 7:30pm, and for tickets, you can contact the box office at 705-739-4228 


Homes For The Holidays is being presented by May Court Club of Barrie Nov 18 and Nov 19 at the Barrie Masonic Temple. Cost is $30 and all funds raised go to charitable needs in the community.It's a Self-drive tour of 5 decorated homes, Tea Room & Unique Boutique and runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (705) 737-1322 


Shelburne Crossroads Community Church is hosting Men and Women's Breakfast is held the Third Saturday Morning each Month. Men's Breakfast is held at Steven's Restaurant on Hwy 89 East of Shelburne; cost depends on individual breakfast orders.  Women's Breakfast is held at the Church with a cost of $5.  ALL are WELCOME. Starts at 9am. 519-939-1453 


There's a Kid's Closet Children's clothing Exchange every 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
at St. Paul's Anglican Church, Keswick. 11am-Noon. (905 476-3491)


Elim City Church in Peterbroough is offering Celebrate Recovery. a Christian 12 step program and offers hope, freedom and recovery in areas of these hurts, hangups and habits. It is a free program, and they meet every Thursday at 7pm. 705 559-7466 


Come to The Landing Thursdays at Newmarket Community Church in partnership with Celebrate Recovery.  A weekly outreach program which aims to equip teens with the tools needed to overcome life's struggles.  3:45-5:30pm.(905-836-7251)

Barrie Healing Rooms is inviting all every Wednesday from 130-330pm to recieve healing and prayer. 80 Bradford Street. (705 431-8575)

Praise and Worship Songs will be presented by Vision of Love Ministry during the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th Saturdays of the Month, during the 5pm Mass at St.Aidan's Church Scarborough. (647-977-7403,


Join the Peas in a Pod Mom & Tots Group at First Baptist and Redeemer City Church in Orillia. $2 per month or $24 per year.  930am-11am.(705-326-3800)


Can't make it to church on Sunday morning? Join us for mid-week service!  Bradford Community Church at 7pm on Thursdays. ( / Pastor Shane & Becky Fitch ,
905 775-9268 )

Omemee Christian Outreach Welcomes all to join them for dinner, praise and worship and enlightening speakers each Monday evening at Coronation Hall Omemee beginning at 6pm. Free. (Harry Peeters 705-799 -7335)

Come to the St. Giles Thrift Store at St. Giles Presbyterian Church Peterborough every 1st Saturday of the month, but will be held on the second Saturday for October and November, Oct 8 and Nov 12th.. maximum price per item is $2, many are less.  9am-noon. (705 742 1883 or contact Diana Houghton at


Come to the Community Free Supper at Dundalk Wesleyan Church, presented by Southgate Community Connection, every 3rd Monday Night of the Month.  530-730pm.  (519-923-2374 or )


There's a Free 5pm Supper and Worship Service at The Country Gospel Church in Dundalk on the last Sunday of every month. (519-923-3523)


The Chaverim Christian Youthband is in need of singers and musicians. Ages 11-18. Email or call 705-721-9017


Come to Friday Night Bible Study at Bethel Community Church Barrie. 7:15pm. (705-722-5221)


Bethel Community Church is also hosting a "Caring Ear" support group for Folks living with Mental Illness every Wednesday.  6:30pm. (Contact Christopher Macinnis


Join Celebrate Recovery 12 step program at Klages Mill in Chesley every Monday. $2 supper every 2nd Monday of the month. 7-9pm. (519-363-5414 or 519-363-5709)


Speak French? You're invited to a French Evangelical Christian Assembly Service on Saturdays at 11am on the 2nd floor of Mapleview Community Church in Barrie. (


Come to the Encounter Center in Peterborough's Prayer room from 10am-2pm Tues-Fri. 191 Sherbrooke Street. Free. (705-874-5608)

The Bible for Missions Thrift Store in Barrie is now open at their new location on Big Bay Point Road and are looking for volunteers. If you have a few hours per week to help please contact them at 705-797-1587. Donations of lightly used clothing, household items and furniture are also welcomed.


Free Stuff for Daily Needs in Gravenhurst is fundraising to buy a 6 thousand dollar shipping container to hold and process donations of household items.
They assist over a thousand families in Muskoka/Parry Sound.
( or 705-687-4309 )


The Canadian Cancer Society Holland River Unit  is looking for volunteer drivers to take part in a program that drives York Region cancer patients from the hospital in Newmarket, to other medical facilities, for example, in Toronto.  They serve not only Newmarket Cancer patients, but also those in Georgina, Bradford, East Gwillimbury, Aurora, Richmond Hill, and King. (905-830-0447 ext 3836)


The Salvation Army Food Bank in Huntsville is in need of the following items: healthy snacks for kid's lunches, cereal, peanut butter and jam. Donations can be dropped off at Salvation Army Family Services or Church on Mary Street. Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-12p, and 1-2:35pm. (705-789-3398)


BEREAVEMENT GROUP - Collier Street United Church in Orillia is offering support and hope in a group for adults who are grieving the death of a loved one. The program runs for 10-12 weeks, dates and times to be arranged, and it is free of charge. For more information, please contact Collier Street United Church at 705-726-1511.