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What to do in Muskoka this weekend! August 18 - 20

Friday August 18

The Rosseau Farmers' Market - come by car, boat or plane! Located at the end of Short Street, at the Beach/Waterfront site on Lake Rosseau, off Hwy 141. Weekly live entertainment under the gazebo offers a wide selection of great local artists.  From Folk artists, to Steel Pan Music, from Easy Rock to some lively Fiddle playing, there is something for everyone.

Huntsville violinist Martha Kashap performs with Saskatchewan pianist Renee DeMoissac. Tickets available at the door - All Saints' Anglican Church, 30 High Street, Huntsville, 7:30 pm

Steve Patterson at the Algonquin Theatre in Huntsville, 37 Main Street East, 8 pm, 705-789-4975. With numerous 'Best Stand-Up Comedian' awards to his credit, and national recognition as host of CBC's The Debaters, Steve does funny as well as anyone out there. 

The Dockside Festival of the Arts, 821 Bay St Gravenhurst, 705-687-2240. Showcasing over 100 juried artisans and craftspeople from all over Canada! Friday, August 18th – 10am to 6pm, Saturday, August 19th – 10am to 6pm, Sunday, August 20th – 10am to 4pm

Baysville Farmers' Market, 2 – 6 pm, 2611 Muskoka Rd 117. A nice array of vendors selling fruit and vegetables, organic produce, honey, fish and seafood, baking, arts and crafts and Thai food. There are over 12 vendors selling different items such as frozen and fresh meats, home baking, preserves, fresh produce and crafts.

Saturday August 19

Bracebridge Farmers' Market - The Market runs each Saturday, 8:30 to 1pm from the Victoria Day long weekend in May, until the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend.

Nia in the Garden, 1005 Trading Post Lane (access off George Rd only), Bracebridge, 9:30 am, 705-646-0512. Nia is the original and most advanced form of fusion fitness. An expressive workout blending martial arts, dance arts and healing arts into a powerful synergistic workout.

An All-Singing, All-Dancing Tribute to Swing at the Gravenhurst Opera Centre, 295 Muskoka Road South, 705-687-5550. This Big Band Review takes you back to the time when swing was King! From the complex harmonies of The Andrews Sisters to the Jungle Rhythms of Count Basie, this is the legendary music that shaped a generation, and today can still pack a dance floor with folks of all ages. 

Sunday August 20

Under One Skin - An exhibition of works by Muskoka artist Kate Brown in celebration of Canada 150. Huntsville Public Library Annex, 1 Minerva Street, 11 am – 2 pm.

Arts and Nature Drop off program for kids, 100 Joseph Street, Port Carling. Every Sunday at the Muskoka Lakes Museum in Port Carling from 1:30p.m.-3:00p.m. Play some games, try a craft and have fun with nature. There is a new theme each week surrounding arts, crafts and nature. Cost is $2 per child. For more information: email or call 705-765-5367.

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