"A European Tour of Resonant Classics" introduces audiences to a musical spectrum of well-travelled European classical works. The evening spotlights compositions by Beethoven, Schumann, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Mendelssohn's lesser-known compositions for electric mandolin. Under the steady hand of lauded double bassist and music director Thomas Jones, the program's pieces sport renewed passports from Scotland, Norway, Spain, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, and France for a tuneful trip to what are known as classical music's capitals and The Muppets' next all-inclusive vacation.
This woodsy, 350-foot-vertical slope sports beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails for seasoned pole-positioners and upstart ski bums. Wake up sleepy snow with near-parallel lines after one of Laurentian’s handy lessons, available for first-time skiers or snowboarders, preschoolers, and private parties. Rent necessary equipment onsite ($29 for a full-day complete rental package, with helmet for either skis or snowboards) to avoid hitting the slopes on slats stolen from your now-hazardous deck.
Many daughters inherit looks or personality from their mothers; Jennifer inherited 25 siberian huskies. Since receiving a government small-business loan on her 20th birthday, the young entrepreneur has channelled her passion for her pups and sledding into MUSHERS Dog-Sled Tours. Made up primarily of siberian huskies, Jennifer’s teams whisk visitors away on handcrafted freight sleds during treks across more than 80 acres of woodland trails.
After a brief tutorial, visitors can hop onto preharnessed teams for short jaunts or learn how to harness and hook up their own teams. Excursions cross a variety of terrain, from nighttime trails lit by tiki torches to challenging trips that cross barren ponds, frozen rivers, and shark-infested puddles. Those seeking more of a physical challenge can take an overnight camping trip with the dogs, and school groups can enroll in three-day programs that combine hands-on activities such as dog sledding and snowshoe hikes. Once their trips come to an end, visitors can reward the dogs with a tasty treat and bowl of water, or meet one of the pups MUSHERS’ currently has up for adoption.
Housed in The Bell Mansion, former home to lumber baron William J. Bell, the gallery exhibits contemporary works of art embodying local history. Two exhibits—Hadyn Butler Enlightened Portraits, and Seduced by Clay—run through February 27 and put a modern spin on the traditional mediums of stained glass and pottery. Hadyn Butler brings the oft-lofty subject matter of stained glass down to earth with his portraits of common people, and Seduced by Clay showcases a variety of pottery, such as a man-eating stiletto teapot.
Sudbury Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai Academy is a mixed martial arts and flexibility training centre whose full-time competitive instructors offer recreational and competitive programs in international combat styles. Gracie Jiu-Jitsu purple belt Steve Joncas leads classes in the grappling-based martial art, teaching students how to find ground-based dominant positions to force opponents to submit or sign off on soul contracts. Instruction in Muay Thai's full-body striking techniques is applicable for participants of all experience levels, granting future heroes the chance climb the fist-covered skill mountain to the Thai Advanced Program. Certified Agastu Kettlebell instructors Jenn Ricker and Josh Tonnos teach students the Soviet–perfected practice of full body balance with handled weights, and kids programs embrace Jiu-Jitsu learners ages 7–12 as well as little ninjas aged 4–6.
Theatre Cambrian, which has been producing spirited community theatre since 1985, most recently shines its footlights on the lively stage adaptation of beloved MGM musical Singin’ in the Rain, transforming drab winter nights into hummable evenings out. This tinsel-town classic tells a love story set amid Old Hollywood's tumultuous transition to talkies. Don Lockwood is a silent-star playboy until he meets ingénue Kathy Selden, a struggling singer looking for a break. Trouble comes in the form of blonde bombshell Lina Lamont, who must learn to properly speak for the new sound films before it's revealed that she traded voices with an enchanted screech owl for a cask of bootleg whiskey. Witty songs, romantic dances, silly pratfalls, and a pair of extremely wet feet are the only solution to this Gordian knot.