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<b>COLUMN:</b> Ugly sweaters, a feast, story telling put the 'fun' in fundraiser

COLUMN: Ugly sweaters, a feast, story telling put the 'fun' in fundraiser

There are lots of festive events on the calendar and unique ways to support local charities and local businesses, says arts columnist
<b> COLUMN: </b> Tis the season for Christmas markets, concerts, fun

COLUMN: Tis the season for Christmas markets, concerts, fun

Our arts and entertainment columnist has everything you need to know about upcoming festive events in and around Orillia
'Timeless' Nutcracker coming to Orillia Opera House later this month

'Timeless' Nutcracker coming to Orillia Opera House later this month

Orillia dancers will join this unique Canadian rendition of a Christmas classic for two shows on Saturday, Nov. 27
<b>COLUMN:</b> OMAH makes history with popular speaker series

COLUMN: OMAH makes history with popular speaker series

OMAH adapted to COVID and managed to take its series focusing on local history to an even higher level, says arts and entertainment columnist
<b>COLUMN: </b> Awards, Christmas concerts and craft shows abound

COLUMN: Awards, Christmas concerts and craft shows abound

As the calendar flips to November, and restrictions ease, the arts and entertainment scene has begun to pick up steam, says columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Streets Alive founder to 'share secrets' at ODAC fundraiser

COLUMN: Streets Alive founder to 'share secrets' at ODAC fundraiser

Leslie Fournier will also unveil plans for holiday season d├ęcor downtown, notes arts columnist who shares details about busy Halloween weekend
<b>COLUMN:</b> Mini Mariposa Folk Festival on tap Saturday

COLUMN: Mini Mariposa Folk Festival on tap Saturday

Columnist says there is 'an incredible lineup of fantastic musicians (and) Mariposa fan faves' performing as part of what will be a busy weekend in Orillia
<b>COLUMN:</b> Tribute to beloved volunteer shows art of generosity

COLUMN: Tribute to beloved volunteer shows art of generosity

In the pandemic, it was like arts and culture was blocked and now it's bubbling to the surface, explains arts and entertainment columnist
<b>COLUMN:</b> Juno winner set to jazz things up in Orillia next week

COLUMN: Juno winner set to jazz things up in Orillia next week

Laila Biali, who has performed on big U.S. stages and was backup singer for Sting, will be among those starring in the upcoming Orillia Jazz Festival
<b>COLUMN:</b> New Somniatis video opens up a 'world of beauty'

COLUMN: New Somniatis video opens up a 'world of beauty'

Video is a fundraiser to support mental health in the community says Orillia's Tammy Dore, noting Somniatis 'lost two members to mental health' in 2018