New to Grand Bend’s Main Street Gallery

Written on September 17th, 2017 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopGrand BendMary's Musings

Water Colours Added to the Mix of Oil and Acrylic Paintings Exciting changes are taking place at the Art Gallery on Main Street in Grand Bend. Located in the “Sunroom” at 14 Main Street, the Gallery has been the home of Victor Alderson’s art for the past two years.  Now another artist, Mark McLean, has […]

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Become a Local for the Day

Written on August 22nd, 2017 | Posted in Eat, Stay, ShopGrand BendMary's Musings

Something new to do next time you visit Grand Bend – Tour the Shore  Discover the attractions of Lambton and Huron Counties during your time in Grand Bend!   Choose from a variety of tours featuring local wineries and breweries.  Tour the Shore with Smackwater Jacks and discover all the local hidden culinary destinations that […]

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Getting Their Second Wind

Written on August 4th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Last summer, Second Wind played a pop-up concert on the new Rotary Stage on Grand Bend’s beach.  The evening was so successful that they have been invited back again as part of the Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites Concert Series, to perform this year on Wednesday, August 16 at 7:00 p.m.   In a bid to see the […]

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Broadway on the Beach

Written on July 21st, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

An evening of show tunes and fun is planned for Grand Bend’s Beach, August 2nd, 7:00 p.m., presented by Grand Bend’s own Thomas Alderson alongside three other top young Canadian musical theatre performers.  Alderson grew up in the ’Bend and has often appeared on stage at Huron Country Playhouse. He was also seen frequently on […]

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An Evening of Harmony

Written on July 6th, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

A Capella on the Beach  Keeping things harmonious is the goal of a Barbershop Chorus.  And who wouldn’t want to live in a world of harmony? Two of the best Barbershop Choruses in Ontario will be on the Rotary Stage at Grand Bend Beach Wednesday, July 19.  The Seaforth Harmony Kings and the Forest City […]

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Romance Brings Leisa Way Back to Grand Bend

Written on June 12th, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Romance is bringing Leisa Way back to Grand Bend.  She will be on the beach July 5 with the love of her life.  But it won’t be an intimate affair for just the two of them.  She expects him to show up, along with about 400 other people! Leisa will be performing her show Oh, […]

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Proud to be Canadian

Written on June 6th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's MusingsPetrolia

I am really excited about this speaker series at the Victoria Playhouse in Petrolia! With the assistance of the Celebrate Ontario grant VPP received earlier this Spring, they will be inviting notable Canadians from various vocations, to make a one-hour presentation, complete with multimedia components, discussing their patriotic pride. Following each insightful talk, there will be an […]

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On The Beach in The ‘Bend this Summer!

Written on May 26th, 2017 | Posted in Grand BendMary's Musings

Wednesdays’ Familiar Favourites Sunset Concerts on the Rotary Stage at Grand Bend’s Blue Flag Beach 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.   July 5 – Oh, Canada, We Sing For Thee!  – Leisa Way and the Wayward Wind Band, celebrating Canada 150 with great Canadian hits!   July 19 – Seaforth Harmony Kings & Forest City Fire […]

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Grand Theatre Announces 2017/18 Season

Written on March 11th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum’s first playbill: largest season for London, Ontario’s Grand Theatre  11 plays on 2 stages, 95 actors, world premiere of Silence & North American premiere of Chariots of Fire Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum announced an expanded program that represents the biggest season in the theatre’s history; one that doubles the number of actors […]

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The Worst in Theatre Etiquette

Written on February 9th, 2017 | Posted in Mary's Musings

We went to the Princess of Wales, a Mirvish Theatre in Toronto, last night to see Saturday Night Fever.  We were excited about this show, since we know several of the cast members.  And we had the best of the cheap seats – second row balcony, almost centre.  (I don’t like front row balcony – […]

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