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3 Ways To Give Back This Weekend In Barrie

CAUSES AND CHARITIES IN BARRIE YOU CAN SUPPORT

Although there are alot of events to keep you busy Friday through Sunday, there’s always an opportunity to do something for the greater good.

 

Take a few minutes out of the weekend to support some local causes!

 

Material Girls LIVE

Material Girls, featuring tributes to Madonna, Cher, Lady Gaga and Adele, happens at St. Joan of Arc on Saturday.

Material Girls is a high energy musical production, backed by studio musicians that recreate the #1 hit songs of the artists. All the music is done note for note, chord for chord, exactly as the originals. The show features vocals and costumes.

IN SUPPORT OF Diabetes Canada.

7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm)
ST. JOAN OF ARC SCHOOL AUDITORIUM
460 Mapleton Ave, Barrie

Ticket & Info Line 1-888-777-9793
or Purchase Tickets Online

 

Barrie Ringette Toy Drive with Yeti

Meet Santa AND the Yeti at Eastview arena on Sunday. Bring a toy and have a hot chocolate with the big guys (both of them) for a great cause.

 

Barnstormer Brewing Christmas Cheer Karaoke

Booze, singing AND a chance to give back? Sign us up please!

On Sunday, Barnstormer’s is hosting Christmas Cheer Karaoke, in support of Barrie & District Christmas Cheer. With every donation of a new, unwrapped toy, you’ll get a FREE beer koozie. Plus, 10% of all food sales during the event will go directly to Christmas Cheer!

So forget the diet and load up on pizza…IT’S FOR CHARITY.

 

We always want to know about causes and charity events in Barrie! Send an email to [email protected] to get your event listed! 

TGIF: Time To Pull The ‘Chute

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Let’s be honest…there are worse ways to kickstart the weekend than with a cold drink.

And yet, it’s easy to fall into a routine of buying the same couple of beverages at your favorite watering hole or the LCBO. Of course, there’s always going to be your standard go-to’s. But mixing it up (get it…mixing???) makes for a fun outing.

With that in mind, we’re taking a shot (bet you thought we would stop with the drinking puns after that first one) at finding you a weekly selection of spirits to liven up your Friday.

This week why don’t your try…

PARACHUTE PORTER – BARNSTOMER

 

Let’s get this out of the way first; Porter is not for everyone. It’s a dark stout, British influenced beer that is malt heavy. FUN FACT! Porter is so named because it was a popular choice in the late 1800s among street and river porters in London who’s job it was to carry objects for others.

But if Porter is your thing, Parachute should be your poison.

It brings an initial roasty aroma mixed with coffee and chocolate, which is strong at first. Once you get through the first few sips, it balances out nicely with sweetness and hops coming to the forefront.

When it comes to taste, you can really savour the malt character throughout the session. The malts are  supported by a mix of rich lingering chocolates and a lightly burnt undertone.

Expect to finish up with a roasty dryness on top of a medium-full body. For pairing, you are probably best to go with anything that skews to the smoked or roasted side of the menu. Although at Barnstomer you really should go with one of their ridiculously tasty pizza options.

 

Find out more about Parachute Porter on Barnstormer’s website.

And if you have a local craft beer review you’d like to share on our next TGIF, let us know! Email [email protected] or shoot a DM to our FB page.

 

History Class, Art Classes, Beer Glasses: 4 Events Happening in Barrie This Weekend

CLICK HERE FOR AN UPDATED LIST OF EVENTS IN BARRIE

 

Oh, Fall…you thought we didn’t notice you sneak in the back door on Monday.

But here you are, feet up on the coffee table and sipping our beer. Guess we can’t ask you to leave.

Fortunately, you appear to have brought a plethora of fun events with you. Lucky for you!

HAPPENING IN BARRIE THIS WEEKEND

FESTIVAL AT FORT WILLOW

Your Grade 10 History teacher would be so proud of you for attending this! Historical reenactors will demonstrate military and camp life in Simcoe County in the early 19th century. Visitors can muster up and march in the King’s army, learn about traditional blacksmithing, carpentry, fur trade and candle making.

 

YUK YUK’S COMEDY NIGHT

Tangle Creek hosts the always hilarious and world renowned Yuk Yuk’s on Friday, with buffet and booze on offer to add to the laffs.

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BARRIE SPORTSMENT SHOW 

Encompassing all things “great outdoors”. Hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation and a whole lot more. Amanda Lynn will be speaking about Women in the Industry and how to get involved! At Bradford Greenhouses.

 

CARTOONING FOR KIDS 

Perfect for the burgeoning Stan Lee’s in the house.

Each participant will learn how to construct characters. Whether it is muscle-bound super heroes, Minecraft characters, Darth Vader or good old Bugs Bunny, all cartoon characters are built on the same principles of solid drawing. Happening at the Drawing House on Saturday

 

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BONUS UNCOVERED EVENT!

OKTOBERFEST @ REDLINE BREWHOUSE 

Oktoberfest 2019 is just down the road, and Redline is celebrating with  specialty beer, live music, German menu, stein holding competition, dress up competitions, and more.

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DO YOU HAVE AN EVENT IN BARRIE COMING UP? WE WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IT! SEND THE DEETS TO US AND WE’LL ADD IT TO OUR CALENDAR! 

Things to do in Barrie or Busta Barrie Rhyme Tyme!

We think this is just a little funny – well maybe just a wee bit. We took all words ending in -ill and are going to show you just how awesome Barrie is with rhyming words and Things to do.

BILL

Are you thinking of proposing? Do you have an interest in Estate Jewellery? Need some of your Gramma’s pieces repaired or renewed? Then we absolutely need to introduce you to Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers. Voted the best and favourite Jewellery Store in Barrie in 2017 and 2018 – go in and talk to Adam, son of the Late Bill about any jewellery that you want to buy or sell.

CHILL

Where best to chill and go on an awesome adventure? Why, Barrie Public Library, of course. In the words of Emily Dickinson,

“There is no Frigate like a book

To take us Lands away,

Nor any coursers like a page

Of prancing poetry”

Enjoy BPL’s rooftop garden for exceptional Barrie sunshine chill time, as well as take advantage of the many free workshops offered.

DILL

St. Louis Bar and Grill 4 locations in Barrie and the BEST DILL dipping sauce EVER! ‘Nuff said!

FILL

Mmmmm…..lots of food and good eats. Market Buffet and Grill has all the western food you could want and the best thing? You can keep going back until you have to unzip your pants. Hey, have you ever taken a look at the large photos on the wall at the Market Buffet and Grill? Yep, its downtown Barrie in the early 1900’s. If you love history, you’ll want to spend some time looking over the photos.

FESTI-VILLE

Okay, we cheated.  But we just HAD to mention that Barrie is home to many festivals and events that you just cannot miss. Kids Fishing Days, Kempenfest and Barrie Dragon Boat festival coming in August.  Check out the listing HERE .  Get out and do something new!

GRILL

Why Grillicious of course! Barrie Uncovered LOVES this place! Check out our Chef Spotlight article HERE. Live music all weekend.

HILL

Pick your own! Okay, technically this is JUST outside of Barrie. But it is called BARRIE Hill and its on BARRIE HILL road……so we are officially proclaiming Barrie Hill Farms part of Barrie. You’ll love their website as they have a Daily Update section to let you know whats available to be picked, and what is coming soon. Fresh is best!

ILL

Never fun to be ill, but always better to be safe!  Check out our Barrie Walk In clinic locations HERE.  Take advantage of the widget that tells you how long the wait time is at each clinic.  You’d rather be sick on your couch than on a waiting room chair.  (to be honest, you’d probably rather NOT be sick at all.)

KILL

Well, lets not kill but hurt real bad. How better than at Barrie Paintball? You can buy a membership if you are seriously into paintball or just go and play some Laser Tag. Barrie Paintball has an event coming up on August 10th called DAWN OF THE DEAD! You can’t kill it if its already dead! Some serious prizes too!

MILL

For all your creative needs, head over to Len’s Mill Store . Have you ever been there? If you haven’t, you are in for a big surprise! Move over Fabricland! They’ve got tons more stuff than just craft products, you really need to go check this place out!

PILL

Hmmm…..okay The Pill. Well, here’s what we are thinking, if you have never checked out the services offered by Simcoe Muskoka Health , you haven’t taken advantage of all the good out there being offered. They’ve got services for Parents and Parents to be, child care, healthy sexuality clinic, etc etc. Simcoe Muskoka Health offers classes on things like, Food Handler Training, Prenatal Classes, Tobacco Cessation Workshops, Dental Clinics….whoa…so many! Check out their site!

SKILL

So you think its time to learn a new skill? Why not try Scuba Diving? The best part is that Simcoe Diving offers diving at our local beaches here in Barrie. Did you know that we have a sunken ship in Kempenfelt Bay? Yup, ship went down in 1857. Take a Scuba Diving class and go take an undersater look at the J.C. Morrison!

STILL

Sunnidale Park Arboretum is one of the most gorgeous non-water places to relax and catch your breath in Barrie. There are fantastic trails through the park and in fall the scenery promises intense eye-gasms.   (Is that a real word? But you know what we mean, right?) Located at Sunnidale Road and Cundles Rd. West.

SWILL

Is Beer considered a swill? Or is beer something that you swill? Well, either way – a swill o’ ale in the city of Barrie is a MUST DO. We’ve got a few of our own breweries here and they also have tours. Check out our Brewery Tour First Date Article HERE. You can thank us later.

THRILL

Whoa! We don’t think you can top this thrill! Say it with me, “Hot Air Balloon!” Whoa, right? Yup, you can go on a Hot Air Balloon Ride over Barrie! You don’t even have to go by yourself – Air Display can take 5 clients on each flight. Wouldn’t this be a great Bachelor Bonding thrill? Okay, we are going to be completely transparent – it’s a little costly BUT, it’s a once in a lifetime experience so go do it already! Check out prices HERE, or even just check out purchasing a gift certificate.

TWILL

This is different – have you heard of Fibre Spirit happening August 24,th, 2019?  This one day event is dedicated to yarn, fibre and all things related to knitting, crocheting, weaving, spinning, needle felting and MORE! (There is actually more!) If any of those crafts interest you, then you MUST come out to this one day event. Connect with other like minded and talented individuals in Barrie.

WILL

Ever thought of writing your Will? Most people think they aren’t old enough to have their Will drawn up – but honestly – waiting doesn’t change anything. Check out Lawyer Network to find a Family Lawyer in Barrie to help you out.

ZILL

What the heck is zill? Well what a shocker! Found out that it’s those little cymbals that belly dancers clink when they are dancing. Mind blown! Ever thought of taking Belly Dancing lessons? Check out Body Language Studio for times and pricing. BTW, our favourite song to Belly Dance to at Barrie Uncovered is Shik Shak Shok! True fact!

WOOT WOOT!  I think we did it! Did we forget any rhyming words?  Just call us, Barrie, I am.  “Cause WE ARE!

Written by Sharon Johnston | Images by Stephen Elliot

21 Things To Do This Summer in Barrie

Things To Do This Summer in Barrie

GET YOUR SUN ON WITH THESE 21 EVENTS ACROSS BARRIE

Friday presents a special, extra bonus this week.

Being June 21st, it is officially the first day of summer!

The warmest season of the year in Barrie offers a full slate of events and activities jammed with music, food and beach bashes.

Scroll on to see the 21 Things To Do This Summer in Barrie! Click on the name of each to learn more.

And keep in mind, we have a full list of events in Barrie on our calendar!

BARRIE BAYCATS

The boys of summer are here! And for just $5 you can take in one of their 18 home games through the season; the reigning IBL champs put on a great show with lots of giveaways and concessions.

 

HERITAGE CIDER ESTATES

There are few things in life more enjoyable than a great glass of wine in the sun. And you can do one better this season by sipping that vino at an actual winery! Heritage Cider offers daily tours of their estate, ending off with samples and cheese boards. A fantastic way to spend a summer Saturday.

 

CRAFT BEER FEST

Speaking of adult beverages, the annual Craft beer festival takes over downtown Barrie July 5th – 7th. With 12 local beer makers, food trucks and live music, it’s a weekend carved from keg heaven!

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PROMENADE DAYS/AIR SHOW/CANADA DAY

Experience Downtown Barrie in a traffic-free pedestrian-only environment. Locally owned shops, restaurants and patios work together to create a street market atmosphere that’s fun, exciting, engaging and full of energy. Plus there’s an Air Show! Begins Friday the 29th and runs right through to Canada Day.

 

OUTDOOR MOVIES

Meridian Place and the Barrie Film Festival host Lawnchair Luminata every Wednesday, with family friendly flicks beginning at dusk. Northern Kettle Corn is on hand every night for your snack needs. And if you’re a south ender, Park Place offers screenings every other Tuesday in July and August. Just bring a lawnchair and yourselves!

 

 

FRIDAY FLICKS @ LIBRARY 

Speaking of movies, keep in mind that the Barrie Public library has free family friendly movies every Friday in Spring and year round. Plus there is a great assortment of programs and events for the kids until September.

BPL PATIO READ A BOOK

And while you’re at the library, grab your fav book and hit their awesome roof top patio! Plenty of seating and some of the best views in town.

WALKING TOUR

Learn some local history and get some exercise! Barrie offers a plethora of guided walking tours in historic areas of the city.

SPLASH ON WATER PARK/SPLASH PADS 

Oh yeah….guess we should mention some Lake and water based stuff! First up, Splash On water parks returns to Centennial Beach in July. It’s a full course floating bouncy castle the kids will love, with day passes or hourly tickets available. And if you’re looking for something for the younger tots, don’t forget about the local splash pads.

SCUBA DIVING

Channel your inner Jacques Costeau! (For anyone born after 1990, he was a famous scuba diver 500 years ago) Submerge the waves of Lake Simcoe with Scuba lessons from local aquatic adventure equipment providers.

PADDLING

And if you prefer above water fun, check out Happy Paddling and many other local canoe, Sup and Kayak rental places. It’s a great day on the water for the entire clan.

ESCAPE ROOMS/URBAN JUNGLES 

Barrie has welcomed a few adult oriented indoor entertainment venues since last spring. See our visits to both spots here and here.

CONCERTS 

Whether it’s an energizing night at the Foxx Lounge, Friday at Mavrick’s or a trip the BMC, there’s plenty of concerts coming to Barrie. We post weekly updates on all of them!

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COMEDY 

And speaking of the Foxx, keep in mind they have comedy every Tuesday through Summer. And Wrangler’s, Donaleigh’s and Perplexcity have all added comedy shows too!

YOGA 

Admit it! You’ve been talking about getting into Yoga for months. (And by months, we mean years) Spring is the perfect time to finally follow through. Hit up one of the many studios in Barrie to get started.

BARRIE FIRE STATION TOUR 

Kids can get a tour of the local fire hall and museum.

AXE THROWING

Booze and axes? What could go wrong?? There are more than a few axe tossing spots in Barrie. Grab the crew and play Thor for a day.

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MINI PUTT GOLF

Now axe throwing is fun, but probably not the kind of thing you would bring the kids too. Unless you are actually aiming for lacerations. Mini Putt indoor golf is probably a safer option.

SAILING

Everyone who has walked the lakeshore has seen the big beautiful cruise ships moored off Simcoe street. Why not actually GO ABOARD one time? Chances R operate daily cruises around Kempenfeld Bay through the summer as well as larger scale events. Great first date idea…Just Sayin’.

BREW TOURS BARRIE BREWS AND BITES

Spend an afternoon discovering the local craft industry and sample some tapas style dishes the breweries are offering. Visit 3 craft breweries, plus a cidery. A Beer lovers delight!

HIKING/BIKING TRAILS

Among the many benefits of living in Barrie is the tremendous amount of hiking and biking trails in your own backyard. Ardagh Bluffs, the North Shore Trail and the Waterfront Heritage path are just a few in-town options to get your hike on.

 

 

 

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