The Weekly Roundup (August 3rd-9th)

Ever heard of Yarn Tasting? Nope, me either. That is just one of the many creative and thrilling events taking place this week in Owen Sound! 

You could fill your entire long weekend with events if you wanted, or you can just go hangout on the beach. This is why we love this area so much! 

Have a wonderful long weekend!

Sugar Bush Yarn Tasting

Saturday August 3rd, 10am-2pm
Riverside Yarns
Come and see what all the buzz is about Sugar Bush Yarns. We're having a yarn tasting in the store Saturday Aug. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. We'll have samples of the fabulous garments you can make with yarns like Bliss, Motley, Crisp and Chill. Take a mini-skein home with you to try it out. Buy some Sugar Bush Yarn and enter a draw for a gift bag full of treats. Let us help you jazz up your knitting and crochet game with Sugar Bush Yarn.

Model Home Open House!
Saturday August 3rd, 9am-5pm
Cobble Beach (221 McLeese Drive)
Our new model home is now completed!!!! We are hosting an open house to showcase the new Providence model home, designed and built by Reid’s Heritage Homes. Located right on Cobble Beach Drive, this stunning home features a three car garage, beautiful features and finishes with open concept living.
Everyone who comes out will be entered into a draw to win some amazing door prizes!

Charity BBQ
Saturday August 3rd, 11am-3pm
Fox Harley Davidson
It's time to fire up the BBQ again. Stop by Fox Harley-Davidson for a BBQ put on by the Owen Sound Lions Club. All proceeds will be going to the Lions Club to help them help our community.

157th Emancipation Festival
Saturday August 3rd, ALL DAY
Harrison Park, Owen Sound, ON
- 9:30 a.m. - Ancestors' Breakfast - Blaine, Nathan, Randy and a host of volunteers are going to whip up some delicious pancakes & sausages to be served with lots of strong coffee to start off your day.
-10:30 a.m. - Town Crier Bruce Kruger will officially welcome everyone to join him as he delivers another stirring opening speech. He will be joined by various dignitaries and guests including Senator Wanda Thomas Bernard, Peter Lemon, Gael Jackson & the Millers N Thyme, Bonita Johnson DeMatteis (Black Eyed Peas & Races) and many more.
- Picnic & Festival Jam - 12:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Kids' games & races; Story Time with Senator Bernard - "R is for Reparations"; a variety of vendors; raffle; food by Angie's Place Caribbean Eatery. Festival Jam featuring Harrison Kennedy, local favourites the Trevor MacKenzie Band with special guest Bobby Dean Blackburn.

Connecting the Dots Film Screening
Sunday August 4th, 4:30-6:30pm
Harmony Centre
In celebration of Emancipation Day, and in recognition of the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent, Black History Ottawa’s Connecting the Dots project will be hosting a documentary screening and national community conversation in Owen Sound for the southwestern Ontario communities.

TD Harbour Nights Concert Series
Sunday August 4th, 7-8:30pm
1155 1st Avenue West
Concerts take place at the beautiful inner-harbour behind Owen Sound's Visitor Centre. Please bring your lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the occasion. In the event of rain, the concert may be moved indoors to the Owen Sound Legion auditorium, at 1450 2nd Avenue West. There is no admission charge for Harbour Nights concerts, although donations are gratefully accepted.

2019 Annual Farm Tour
Monday August 5th, 11:30-5:30pm
Marvellous Edibles Farm
Come see where all that wonderful food comes from. Join Ayse Akoner, Jens and Cengiz Eller and a wonderful, international group of interns, WWOOFers and volunteers for a tour of Marvellous Edibles Farm, Owen Sound.
As always, a warm welcome awaits our friends and supporters. Tour the farm, meet the animals and sample some tasty goodies, some from Ayse’s wood burning oven and Jens’ giant smoker.

Monday August 5th, 6-8pm
The Equine Messenger - Melanie Gray
Join in a hands on workshop with the horses in finding what happens when stuck in transition in our lives and learn how to make smooth changes as you continue to grow and move forward with your own life journey and create the story you were meant to live.

2S LGBTQQIA+ Sharing Circle
Tuesday August 6th, 5-7pm
648 2nd Ave E, Owen Sound
This is a free peer support drop-in group for 2SLGBTQQIA+ youth who are living in the Grey/Bruce area.
Please join us socialize, support and meet others.

OS Peewee 1 Northstars Lacrosse Fundraiser
Tuesday August 6th, 6:30pm
First United Church
Join in for a fun paint night making signs!
All proceeds of this fundraiser will be forwarded to support the Owen Sound Peewee 1 Northstars Lacrosse team!

Victorian Dessert Tea
Wednesday August 7th, 2-4pm
Billy Bishop Home: Museum, Archives & National Historic Site
Join us at the Billy Bishop Home and Museum on August 7th at 2pm for a Victorian Dessert Tea; desserts include scones, jam, cream and other sweet treats provided by the Best Western Inn. The tea served is our special blend of black tea, orange, maple, and rose called "Billy's Blend"; perfect for a summer afternoon!
This tea will feature a talk on local wine and food pairings as well as live music from local string ensemble, Rasin Dust.
Seats are limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please visit the Billy Bishop Home and Museum located at 948 3Rd Avenue West in Owen Sound. Reservations can also be made by calling us at 519-371-0031 or emailing us at Tickets are $15 per person or two tickets for $25.

Grand Opening of the Labyrinth at the Food Forest
Thursday August 8th, 11am-1pm
St. George’s Park
Come celebrate the grand opening of the Labyrinth! Hosted by The Canadian Mental Health Association of Grey Bruce.

Girls Night Out
Thursday August 8th, 5:30pm
Legacy Ridge Golf Club
Gather the gals and join us for a FUN night of great golf, food and good friends!
9 Holes with cart, buffet dinner, prizes, drink voucher and lots of good times!
Fee: Members - $35, Guests $55 (includes HST)
Call Sam today at 519.376.1961 ext. 305 or via email at to register as a group or individual!
Visit and click on events for more details.

Pride Movies 2019
Thursday August 8th, 6-9pm
Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library
Movies! All summer long! Free! At the OS Public library.

Patio Party
Thursday August 8th, 6-9pm
Boston Pizza
Live music with Mike Nyman
Kayak giveaway courtesy of Molson Coors.$20 buckets (5) Coors Light or Canadian.

Couples Night
Friday August 9th, 5:30-9pm
Legacy Ridge Golf Club
Join us for a night of great golf, food and good company!
9 Holes with cart, buffet dinner, prizes and lots of FUN!
Fee: Members - $80, Guests - $100 (price is per couple and includes HST)
Call Sam today at 519.376.1961 ext. 305 or via email to register.

Rob Elder Trio
Friday August 9th, 7:30-11pm
Heartwood Concert Hall
Come join Rob Elder and his band as they perform songs from his recently released album "CHANGER", as well as songs that have inspired them, new songs they want the world to hear, and great classics that will make you wanna dance!
Advance online $20+s/c at
Advance in-store $20 at Heartwood Home
At the Door $25

No Bad Days at East Side Mario’s
Friday August 9th, 8pm
East Side Marios
Come on out and enjoy dinner and a show!