The first weekend in November is a special time.

And by special, we mean OMFG it’s leftover candy sales time at the grocery store!!

Beyond that, we guess there are some non sweets related things to do. But why would you bother going out when bags of mini snickers are like $1.25?

For those weirdos who aren’t planning on gorging on the couch for the next two days, there’s a lot do tomorrow through Sunday.

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Happening in Barrie this weekend…


Creative Bean’s Holiday Vendor Show

Happening Saturday, this is a vendor show aimed at local businesses. Find great gift ideas from local business owners! Including Live Music by Izzee!

Featured vendors include

Young Living Essential Oils
The Balm – Baby Products
The Spa Space
Bay Harbour
Learned to Love Myself – Adult Colouring Book
Dyvrse Apparel
Thirty One



Swirleez Author & Speaker Series

Budding authors will want in on this. Swirleez is running a 5-week interactive learning session to help authors and speakers publish and market their book. Free for the public to attend. Space is limited so come early. Every Saturday from Nov 2nd- 30th, 2019 at Swirleez from 2:00-3:30PM.

Guest Speakers:

Sat Nov 2nd – “The Power of Books” – Barrie Public Library & “The Process” from 2 local authors/speakers, Dana Pharant & Barb Stuhlemmer


25th Annual Barrie Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

The annual arts and crafts (and food!) bonanza returns to the BMC on Friday through Sunday. Tons of vendors, Xmas gift ideas, clothes and trinkets available from the local and surrounding artisan scene.

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Holiday artisan show season has officially arrived with the cooler weather. Come say hi at the 25th annual Barrie Christmas Arts & Crafts Show this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Barrie Molson Centre. This is a large, well curated maker show with quality artisan products. I always do lots of shopping/bartering at this one to get my Christmas shopping started! I am booth M104 at the end of the middle aisle on the arena floor. I will have lots of upcycled wool mittens, cashmere mittens and hats and knit pom-pom hats, infinity and blanket scarves and more! We are open Friday 12 to 8PM, Saturday 9 to 5PM, Sunday 10 to 4. Hope to see you there. #barrieartsandcraftsshow #barriemolsoncentre #artisanshow #makershow #Artisanmaker #artsandcraftsshow #craftshow #localmaker #localmakers #sweatermittens #upcycler #upcycledfashion

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Home Alone Course

ST. John’s Ambulance offers this one-day program designed for children 10 years of age and older to help prepare them stay safe in times where they may find themselves alone for short periods of time. Phone calls and visitors, recognizing hazards, following home safety procedures, first aid basics, healthy eating, fire safety, and how to use 911 will be covered.

Running Sunday from 8:30 – 12pm @ St. John’s Bradford street location.



5 years and counting! Barrie wrestling unleashes a Saturday night smack down at their arena on Ferris lane, doors opening at 4:30, first bell at 5pm.



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