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Wanted: talented residents, and residents who appreciate talent

It will be an entertaining autumn in South Simcoe

The Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute will be hosting another Talent Show at the Newton Robinson Hall (formerly the Tec-We-Gwill WI Hall, in Newton Robinson) on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

And while some acts will be returning from the inaugural Talent Show held back in April, “we’ve got a whole pile of new acts,” said Mark Burchell, who is co-ordinating the event.  

Burchell will be listening to hopeful performers at an Open Audition on Oct. 19, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the hall in Newton Robinson, 4380 Line 10 BWG – from a three-person all-girl band, to flamenco dancers and young singer/songwriters from around South Simcoe.

His role? To ensure that the talent performing on the Newton Robinson stage on Nov. 9 is top notch.

For more information, or to book an audition on Oct. 19, contact Mark Burchell at 705-458-8964 or email [email protected]. Musicians, singers, dancers, actors, comedians, magicians, jugglers, poets – if you have talent, and are from South Simcoe, this is an opportunity to take centre stage. 

The autumn is packed with upcoming concerts and special events:

The Barrel Boys House Concert. Innisfil Live Music presents The Barrel Boys House Concert, Oct. 19 at 8 p.m. – a 5-piece string band from Toronto, playing classic bluegrass, Americana and original music, blending rich harmonies and instrumentals. The concert will be held at Innisfil Live Music, 2208 Sideroad 25 in Alcona, Innisfil. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25; For information click here.

Farmer Thinking. The Tec-We-Gwill Women’s Institute presents author and playwright Dan Needles, in Farmer Thinking, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m., at the Newton Robinson Hall in Newton Robinson, 4380 Line 10 BWG. Meet and Greet with Dan Needles to follow. Tickets are only $15 each, $10 for Tec-We-Gwill WI members, and are available from Bonnie, 705-458-4555 or Diana, 705-435-6427, or email [email protected].

Benefit Concert for the Food Bank. About 30 young students from two local piano schools, including The Piano Music Studio, will perform a benefit concert for the Helping Hand Food Bank, at St. John’s Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct. 26 at 2:30 p.m. Each student is donating $10 and a bag of non-perishable food; some of the funds will be going to the Ontario Music Teachers’ Association to support scholarships. Admission is by donation to the food bank.

A Cappella York Sings Out. A Cappella York Barbershop Chorus, with special guests Shenanigans and Evening Tide, perform at Trinity Anglican Church, 62 Church St. in Bradford, on October 27 at 2 p.m. Refreshments to follow. Tickets are only $20 each; contact Sheryl MacPhail at 905-775-3134.

A Musical Journey with Buddy Holly. The Bond Head Lions present a Musical Journey with Buddy Holly (Ken Blyth and his band) on Sat., October 26 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Bond Head Community Hall. Tickets are $20 for a night of great music. To reserve, call 905-775-5634, 705-458-4511 or 905-775-6144.

Sgt. Wilson’s Air Force Show, the vintage sounds of the ‘40s and ‘50s. Not a tribute band, but a recreation of the music and times of Glenn Miller, the Andrews Sisters, Doris Day, Frankie Laine and more, Sgt. Wilson’s Air Force Show returns to the Danube Seniors Leisure Centre, 715 Simcoe Road, on Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, available at the Centre, or call 905-775-0612.

The Travelling Mabels. The final show in the IACHC concert series at the Lakeshore Branch of the Innisfil ideaLAB & Library takes place November 18 – a performance by The Travelling Mabels, a folk/country group from Alberta, voted ACMA Group of the Year in 2011. Tickets $30, on line or at the door. Doors at the Lakeshore Library, 967 Innisfil Beach Rd., open at 7 p.m.