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FOCUS - APRIL 2016 37 Scugog Shores Heritage Centre Archives SUNDAY SPEAKER SERIES featuring HILARY DAWSON Sunday April 17 1 p.m. A Black Familys Journey Ontario African Canadian History Hilary Dawson is a professional genealogist and historical researcher. Her interest in Black History has deep roots. Her first museum job was at Wilberforce House the birthplace of abolitionist William Wilberforce. Since then she has worked in a number of museums in the UK and Canada. In 2011 Dawson was appointed as Ontario Research Coordinator for the UNESCO Itineraries of Memory Project which gathered information regarding Ontarios role in slavery and the Underground Railroad. Dawson is a popular speaker on Ontario African Canadian History. We are pleased to wel- come her for the first time to our Sunday Speaker Series. Location Scugog Shores Heritage Centre and Archives 1655 Reach Street 2nd floor Port Perry Admission 10 per person includes light refreshments Information 905-985-8698 ext 103 or email Friday April 22 6 9 p.m. Mothers Day is around the corner so come and check out the fabulous vendors at Ladies Night Out With 20 local small and home-based businesses you will have lots to peruse from hand-made paintings and crafts to skin care fashion food jewellery and much more The first 50 ladies will receive a little something special and sparkling and there will be a raffle for a gorgeous gift basket You wont want to miss this eve- ning. So grab the gals and make a night of it Donations of gently used purses and toiletry items are optional but appreciated to support a local womens organi- zation momstheword. Free admission Location Latcham Centre 121 Queen Street Port Perry Contact Dayna Ballagh Facebook Ladies Night Out Saturday April 23 This fun-filled social affair features great camaraderie and wonderful food along with amazing raffles silent auctions and live auctions. The gala is the major annual fundraising event for the club with all proceeds going to local and international projects. Location Royal Ashburn Golf Club 995 Myrtle Road West Ashburn Ticket information 905-985-6282 or cell 416-272-8777 Tickets 125 per person includes one complimentary drink ticket BLUES AND BREWS Wednesday April 20 8 11 p.m. Roman Pokorny playing with Howard Ross and Dave Restivo Lynn McDonald presents Location Old Flame Brewing Co. 135 Perry Street Port Perry Tickets 10. at the door no reservations required Information Lynn 289-354-1140 CZECH IT OUT Wine also available tonight ONE NIGHT ONLY Visiting from Prague Czech Republik Come and hear how its done in Prague. Friday May 6 10 am. 8 p.m. Saturday May 7 10 a.m. 5 p.m. A show of traditional contemporary and artistic bed and wall quilts. Hand-crafted weaving wood fibre flavours and visual art. Over 14 fabulous vendors feature quilter Sandy Curl-James silent auction demonstrations unique 2-hour classes guild shop of contemporary hand-crafted quilt items and caf with yummy meals. Location Scugog Community Recreation Centre 1655 Reach Street Port Perry Admission 7 Brought to you by the Port Perry Patchers Quilt Guild Saturday April 30 10 a.m. 3 p.m. WindReach Farm is pleased to welcome everyone to our Swing Into Spring Open House. Visitors can enjoy live sheep shearing demonstrations accessible hay wagon rides baby lambs and chicks interactive wool demonstrations arts and crafts feeding friendly farm animals and much more New this Year - Best of Durham Vendor Showcase featuring local artisans farms and other Durham Region businesses. Food and refreshments are available for purchase. Admission 20.00 per vehicle Location Windreach Farm 312 Townline Road Ashburn Information A Centre for Inclusion and Personal Achievement For People of All Abilities SwingIntoSpringOpenHouse