Spring in Burlington Ontario

Spring in Burlington Ontario
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Friday, October 5, 2012

What to do in Burlington on Thanksgiving Weekend

It’s the long weekend and you have three days to fill with family, fun and food…here are some of the great events happening this weekend:

ZimSculpt, Royal Botanical Gardens
Stone sculptures of Zimbabwe created right before your eyes.  The award-winning Zimbabwean stone sculpture exhibit, ZimSculpt at Royal Botanical Gardens runs to Monday October 8th. Mining the richness of Zimbabwe’s geology, featured artists Patrick Stephani and Passmore Mupindiko have created powerful works of art that depict the stories of the natural world and the culture and traditions of their home land, as well as abstract forms that are powerfully evocative. 
ZimSculpt, a non-political company based in Harare, Zimbabwe, represents over 100 sculptors from across the country. Royal Botanical Gardens is the exclusive Canadian host of this award-winning Zimbabwean stone art exhibit. Over 300 hand-made sculptures will accentuate the blooms of Hendrie Park, creating a unique outdoor gallery where visitors can view sculpture, meet the artists and purchase one of these remarkable works.

"Wrong for Each Other", Drama Centre – Oct 4-6     
A comedy by Norm Foster - Directed by Tom Mackan, Produced by Peter Malysewich
Widely praised, this terrific play comes with all of life's reality enough to keep audiences totally involved, laughing and deeply moved at the same time. When Foster gets his genius working on a relationship between a man and woman, the exploration grabs us and keeps us fully engaged. Rudy and Norah meet quite accidentally after over three years of divorce and they set off on a memory trip of discovery that is classic in its telling. This is a near masterpiece of writing with dialogue astounding in its understanding of people and how they cope. And don't forget, ever so funny and moving for all that. Ticket information available here

Saturdays in the Square, Civic Square
Walk, shop, and dine in our city's beautiful Downtown.  Playing Live in Civic Square, on Saturday October 6th - Aaron Griggs & Special Guest plus food from Downtown Bistro.
Fall into Nature, 6 Conservation Halton Parks
Conservation Halton's Fall into Nature festival celebrates the spectacular landscapes and colours of the Niagara Escarpment. It takes place over five days on two weekends in October – Thanksgiving weekend (October 6 to 8) and the weekend of October 13 and 14. Festival events run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at all six of Conservation Halton's main parks: Crawford Lake, Hilton Falls, Kelso, Mountsberg, Mount Nemo and Rattlesnake Point Conservation Areas.   
Residents and visitors alike are invited to join us in celebrating autumn at this fun filled festival great for people of all ages.  Fall into Nature festival activities include:
·         Chairlift rides to the top of the escarpment with spectacular views
·         Self-guided and interpreter led tours through our many trails and landscapes
·         Wagon/tractor rides through the parks
·         Educational and interactive programs (visit an Iroquoian Village, learn about the science of nature)
·         Live performances (music, First Nations dancers)
·         Demonstrations (Bird of Prey shows, Reptile shows, mountain biking)
·         Various other activities (children's activities, BBQs, pumpkin picture patches)
·         And more!

Harvest Festival, Springridge Farm   

Weekends including Thanksgiving Monday. Harvest Festival activities are 10am until 4pm.  Admission: $10. per person, ages 2-92 (includes HST)

Springridge Harvest Festival is Great Fun for the whole family!  There is no charge to visit the farm market, bakery, gift shop.  

Climb to the escarpment lookout to view the fall colours too!

Families will enjoy:

A Professional Puppet Show "The Great Pumpkin Mix-Up"
·         Wagon ride to the 5-acre Corn Trail
·         Spooky Boo Barn
·         Spiderweb Climber
·         Farm Yard Pipe Slide
·         Access to the Fun Farm Yard: Farm Animal Barn, Escarpment Educational Lookout, Giant Sandbox, Plywood Milking Cow, Witches Mouth Corn Trail, Tricky Trails Corn Maze, Straw Bale Jumping & Pyramids
·         Optional Pony Rides $3 a child
·         Weekend BBQ

For more ideas on what to see and do visit us at our Visitor Centre open this weekend Saturday (10am-3pm), Sunday (10am-2pm) and Monday (10am-3pm) or on our website, twitter or facebook

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