Tanya’s Top 5 February 2016 things to do in Port Perry & Durham Region

1) Port Perry FebFest:

Date:  Feb 6th, 2016
It’s the 4th annual Feb Fest in Port Perry.  PP BIA Feb Fest web banner.indd
This is a full day event for everyone in the family to enjoy.  From painting your own soup cup at the United Church starting at 11:30 am – a family favourite for any little to big kid at heart.   Make sure to walk down Main street shops and enjoy “tax-freeze”  while shopping.  The Ice carving competition will sure be amazing to see at the Reflection Park (across from the IGA)  And the event for any brave soul wanting to take a dip in the icy cold Scugog lake (Brrr!) is the 9th annual Polar Plunge fundraiser – starting at 2pm at Palmer Park.   For more information via: http://goo.gl/oLfTre

2)  19th Annual Port Perry Antique & Nostalgia Show

Dates:  Feb 6th & 7th, 2016   10 am to 4pm 
Scugog Community Centre 1655 Reach St.(beside the arena). Over 25 quality dealers from around Ontario. Admission $4.00- good for both days. All proceeds support Lake Scugog Historical Society Projects.

3)   Family Day long weekend  

Date: Monday February 15th

This will sure be a family favourite. Free Skating –  Scugog Arena will have a family day FREE skate on Monday Feb 15 from 10am to 1pm on pad 2.

To all the Moms and Dads please let your little ones know – Princesse Anna from Arendelle and Spider-Man (aka: Peter Parker) from New York will be at the Scugog Community Centre from 10am – 1pm for a meet and greet.  there will be cookie decorating, face painting, active games, crafts and MUCH MORE!    ** this event is organized by Scugog Recreation **  

4)  Port Perry Library  – Sunday Speaker Series.

Date February 21st at 1pm
Spend an afternoon with Port Perry’s own Jonathan van Bilsen, Namibia: Sands of the Kalahari.  Jonathan will take you on an adventure and as he speaks and illustrates photos from West Africa and the desert in his presentation: Namibia, Sands of the Kalahari. One of Africa’s most interesting countries, Namibia is mostly desert, with an enormous animal population in the North and the indigenous Himba people in the West. The country features the highest sand dunes in the world and Fish River canyon, the second largest only to the Grand Canyon.      Admission to the presentation is $5/person.
**** Also make sure to visit the Exhibition Namibia: Sands of the Kalahari, on display at the Farndale Gallery in the Port Perry library – January 5 – February 11.
The photos are captivating and give’s an idea of what life and beauty is in Namibia.

5)   Paint nite in Durham

One of my favourite events that will sure be enternaining for both woman and men.

My experience with Paint Night was fabulous, where else do you get a dedicated 2 hours to channel your creative side, have a snack, glass of wine and laugh at yourself with a group of friends. Your finished project will not only surprise you, but your kids will think you are a star.

Tanya - Paint nite
Photo was taken at a fundraiser event for Charles H Best Diabetes Centre


If you’re interested in attending a Paint Nite event, please send me an email and I’ll try to organize an event to be hosted in Port Perry. email: Tanya@puckrinandlatreille.com