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Stratford Chocolate Trail

EXPLORING THE CHOCOLATE TRAIL BURNS CALORIES.
GOOD THING.

The Chocolate Trail is a self-guided tour that introduces you to our world-famous confectioners and bakers.  You’ll get to sample our decadent treats and meet the makers who craft these indulgences year round.  

Purchase your Chocolate Trail Pass in person at the Stratford Tourism office, which includes vouchers that entitle you to choose six of the stops on a self-guided tour.  The Chocolate Trail is offered year-round and is valid for 1 week from date of purchase. You can also give a gift certificate that the recipient can redeem for a Stratford Chocolate Trail Pass — those can be purchased online or in person. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
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Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/chocolatetrail



Open Kitchen | How Do I Use That? | Cooking with Cannabis

With Canada’s recent legalization of cannabis, more and more people are interested in safely exploring its medicinal properties and recreational uses. But what if you are not a smoker? This class will teach you how to create delicious, perfectly dosed marijuana edible recipes in your home kitchen! You will learn how to include the correct cannabis oil breakdown, decarboxylation, the benefits of infused butter versus oil, how to store your infusion, and how to make cannabis calculations when cooking. Perfect for anyone curious about cooking with cannabis at home with instructor Eli Silverthorne.

Recipes:

  • Infused Fats: Butter & Oils
  • Chimichurri for Steak
  • Pesto for Pasta
  • Hollandaise for Eggs
  • Vinaigrette for Salads
  • Mayonnaise
  • Baked Brownies
  • Malto Powder

PLEASE NOTE: These recipes have been developed using infused products, however the dishes cooked and tasted during class will NOT use cannabis-infused ingredients.

Safety regulations require students wear closed toe shoes when participating in any cooking class.

This class has a maximum capacity of 16 students.

Students for this class must be at least 19 years old. Please be prepared to present government issued ID as proof of age.

Participants will be provided with an apron and all necessary tools and equipment.

Menus, recipes and instructors are subject to change as required.

 

 

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Stratford Chefs School Kitchens, Stratford
Cost: $75/Per person + Service fee
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Contact: 519-271-1414
stratfordchef.com/open-kitchen/



Birds of a Kind

TORN BETWEEN BLOOD AND BELONGING

Wahida, an Arab-American woman, and Eitan, a Jewish geneticist, fall in love in New York City. They travel together to Israel to meet Eitan’s estranged grandmother – who holds the key to a long-buried family secret. But it takes a terrorist bombing for that shattering secret to emerge.

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
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Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Stratford Bacon and Ale Trail

Bacon and Ale - two of life's greatest creations!  You'll gain a whole new appreciation for your favourite obsessions.  This self-guided walking trail includes vouchers that you can use at 5 stops.  Each voucher will entitle you to a "tasting" of a unique bacon and ale inspired treat and the chance to speak to Stratford and area's culinary stars while visiting our unique restaurants and retail locations.  This trail is offered year round and is valid for one week (7 days) from the date of purchase.  Bacon and Ale Trail gift certificates are great for birthday and anniversary gifts, which can be redeemable at a later date. 

Limited availability on Sundays and Mondays.
 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Apr. 2nd to Dec. 22nd, 2019
Where: Pick up your vouchers at Stratford Tourism Alliance, Stratford
Cost: $30/Per pass plus HST
MAP
Contact: 519-271-5140 or 1-800-561-7926
visitstratford.ca/bacontrail



Mother's Daughter

THE MAKING OF A KILLER QUEEN

Upon the death of Edward VI, the princess Mary – daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon – easily wrests the throne from Edward’s official heir. But Mary remains haunted by her mother’s ghost, urging her toward the course that will earn her the nickname of Bloody Mary.

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Studio Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Summer Exhibition at Agora Gallery

Agora Gallery's popular Summer Exhibition includes paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints and photography by some of Stratford's finest artists, including: Marion Anderson, Susan Benson, Patsy Berton, Linda Brine, Tom Campbell, Allan Davey, Mary Anne Dente, Scott Fillier, Renata Fitzgerald, Luc Forsyth, Kathryn Friis, Jacob Grodzinski, Antony John, Paul Johnston, Gloria Kagawa, Chris Klein, Antonie Los, Tanya Lyons, Terry Manzo, John Pennoyer, Kathi Posliff, Stacey Stuart, Elizabeth Van Den Broeck, Lesley Walker-Fitzpatrick and more. The exhibition will evolve throughout the summer: as pieces are sold, new artworks will be put on display, so visit often to see more work by your favourite Stratford artists. 

Join us Sundays @ 11am to hear exhibiting artists talk about their work.

 

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from May. 25th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Agora Gallery, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: 519-508-8700
agoragallery.ca



Lobby Talk: Merry Wives

Free Lobby Talk: Festival Theatre Lobby or Chalmers Lounge, Avon Theatre Insights into our Shakespeare titles from Literary and Editorial Director David Prosser or special guests. This year featuring Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry VIII.

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Festival Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Avon Boat Rentals

Paddleboat not for you, then how about a canoe?  
Canoes have been on the river for over 135 years - why not see why with a quiet paddle down the Avon River?  
More adventurous than a paddleboat or a canoe, why not then try one of our kayaks?  

When: Open Daily from May. 18th to Sep. 15th, 2019
Where: Avon Boat Rentals, Stratford
Cost: $24/hr/Paddleboats, $25/hr/Canoes, $16/hr/Kayaks, $40/1.5 hours/Rowboats (Includes all equipment and taxes)
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Contact: 519-271-7739
www.avonboatrentals.ca



Black Swan Running Co.

Join Black Swan Running Co. every THURSDAY evening @ 7PM for a fun run.

Leaves the brewery at 7 and returning for a celebratory pint!

All abilities are encouraged!

When: Open Thursdays from Jan. 17th to Dec. 19th, 2019
Where: Black Swan Brewing Co., Stratford
Cost: FREE
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Contact: 519-814-7926
www.blackswanbrewing.ca



The Neverending Story

FIND YOURSELF IN A WORLD OF FANTASY

Hiding in a closet to avoid school bullies, ten-year-old Bastian becomes immersed in a strangely compelling book: the tale of a hero’s quest to save the realm of Fantastica from the encroaching terror of the Nothing. But is Bastian just a reader of this extraordinary story – or a vital part of it?

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca



Active Transportation: Strategies for Stratford

Ever Wonder how more active transportation can have a positive impact on our own streets, hearts and planet? Join Kathy Vassilakos of Safe Routes to Schools, Geoff Love of Cycle Stratford, for and active discussion on active transportation.  Seating is limited, please register early! 

Living with Climate Momentum is a series brought to you by Stratford Public Library and the folks behind ClimateMomentum.ca, a blog that shares news of climate projects and champions right here in Stratford and Perth County. 

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Stratford Public Library, Stratford
Cost: Free
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Contact: Robyn Godfrey
stratford.library.on.ca/active



Wild and Sacred Places: An Exhibition of New Work by Top Canadian Artists

All Summer Long, Mountain Galleries East will be celebrating Summer New Arrivals by top Canadian Artists, and showcasing historic work from the Private Estate Inventory of the Late Doris McCarthy (1910-2010).

Featured Artists: Linda Wilder (AB), Brent Lynch (BC), Kate Taylor, (ON), Doria Mood (BC), Andrew Benyei (ON), Charlie Easton (BC), Bev Rodin (ON),  Randy Hayashi (AB), Rod Prouse (ON), and MORE…

When: Open Tue. to Sat.
from Jul. 10th to Sep. 28th, 2019
Where: Mountain Galleries East, Stratford
Cost: Free
MAP
mountaingalleries.com



The Crucible

ONE MAN’S SIN. EVERYONE’S TRAGEDY

In the Puritan town of Salem, Massachusetts, farmer John Proctor has been conducting an illicit relationship with a young woman in his employ. His refusal to take responsibility for his actions leads to an epidemic of fear and suspicion that engulfs the guilty and the innocent alike.

When:  Thursday Sep. 12th, 2019
Where: Avon Theatre
Cost: Various, please consult Stratford Festival website.
MAP
Contact: 1-800-567-1600
https://stratfordfestival.ca