Lots left in Taste of Manitoulin schedule

MANITOULIN—Even though Taste of Manitoulin events have been taking place since last Friday, June 8, there’s still plenty of time to get a taste of Island life before the festival is over.

Events on Wednesday, June 13:

On the West End of the Island, Bella the Clown will be making lunch from her organic garden, starting at 11 am and running to 2 pm, with the Basils with Bella event. The cost is $45 and lunch is at 600 Robertson Road in Ice Lake. For more information, contact Linda Willson at 705-282-0274.

The Triple Vision Art Show features the work of Marc Andre Brzustowski, Nancy McDermid and Linda Williamson, and runs from 11 am to 5 pm. Just five minutes west of Spring Bay, on 29 Whitechurch Road, the free showing will feature homegrown snacks.

For $17 for adults and $10 for children 12-years and younger, festival goers can enjoy Pioneer Potions at Homestead Garden at 6162 King Street in Mindemoya. The event will teach people how to grow basic herbs and spices, how to dry and store them, and how to use them. For more information, contact Maja Mielonen at 705-377-4471.

Ever wonder about what the food you eat does to your body? Come find out at the Providence Bay House in Providence Bay on Mutchmor Street. Nathalie and Alain from Auberge Inn Hostel will be presenting the movie ‘King Corn,’ which is listed as an eye-opening presentation about what the food a person eats does to the body. The show is $12 a person, $10 for students and teachers, and $4 for kids 12-years-old and younger.

Events on Thursday, June 14:

The Ojibwe Cultural Foundation will have an art display for view all day. For more information, phone Sophie Corbiere, curator, 705-377-4902.

From 10 am to 12:30 pm, the Great Spirit Circle Trail will be hosting the ‘Keepers of the Land’ workshop that explains having a zero trace/footprint on Mother Earth. From 2-4 pm, there will be other events, including bannock making, storytelling and garden tours.

The Manitoulin Chocolate Works will be talking about chocolate and its history on Manitoulin from 10 am to 5 pm in Kagawong.

Also in Kagawong, the Farmers’ Market and the Old Mill Heritage Centre are partnering up to present an exhibit on the making of maple syrup and the serving of pancakes. Free samples will be on hand between 10 am and 2 pm.

Events on Friday,

June 15:

Come and try out a new line of hot dogs from Burt Farms. These sodium reduced, gluten- and GMO-free hotdogs will be available between 9 am and 6 pm at Burt Farms, north off Highway 540 at 1295 Tenth Line. Enjoy the hotdogs in a farm ambiance.

In Evansville, Bayfield Restaurant is offering lunch and dinner, with dinner being followed by entertainment. Starts at 10 am and runs to 9 pm.

The Gore Bay Farmers’ Market will be held on the waterfront, with celebrity chef Richard Anger on hand to do cooking demonstrations using local foods. Runs 10 am to 9 pm.

Ever been curious about fish farming? Meeker’s Aquaculture will be having free site visits from 10 am to 2 pm. Find out about Meeker’s Magic Mix, fish farming, and try some local edibles. There’s no charge.

From 1-4 pm, Island authors will be on hand to sign and do readings from their books at the Gore Bay Museum. Entry is $4 for adults and $3 for seniors.

Guided walks and an open house will help the Friends of Misery Bay Provincial Park celebrate 10 years. Lunch available, provided by Burpee-Mills Golden Age Club.

Want to take in a show outdoors? From 7:30-9:30 pm, the Burns Wharf Theatre will be hosting ‘The Gondoliers.’ Tickets are $18 each and usually sell out.

Events on Saturday, June 16:

Are you hungry for a breakfast of Manitoulin sausage, maple syrup, ground oats and more? For $10, adults can have breakfast at the Mindemoya Missionary Church from 8-11 am, while kids are just $5.

After breakfast, why not check out local produce, crafts and entertainment at the Mindemoya Market, at the arena, from 9 am-12:30 pm.

Need a fun break? From 10 am to 4 pm, at Jack’s Agricultural Museum in Mindemoya, the Grand Manitoulin Board Game will be free to play. This Island-created game was launched last September.

From 10 am to 4 pm, enjoy some fried fish with baked beans, coleslaw, baked potatoes, rhubarb cake and beverages for $16 at the Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Little Current.

The Pioneer Museum in Mindemoya will be open from 2-4 pm for free tours. Learn how to bake using a pie iron or pick up an item from the rhubarb selection of goods. Donations welcome.

Missed the first Pioneer Potions event? There’s another one today from 2:30-4:30 pm.

If you missed the earlier presentation of ‘The Gondoliers?’ Worry not—there’s another showing today at 7:30 pm.

The famous Wikwemikong Unceded Indian Reserve will hold its South Bay Traditional powwow June 16-17, all day.

Events on Sunday, June 16:

It’s Meldrum Bay day! It starts with a breakfast, running from 7-11 am at Stop 540 in Silver Water, then a $10 lunch at the Meldrum Bay Community Hall between 11 am and 1 pm.

The Meldrum Bay Spring Fair will run from 11 am – 4 pm in the heart of Meldrum Bay. There’ll be more than 35 food, arts, crafts, honey making, dance demonstration and music booths for guests to peruse.

Come connect with God at St. Andrew United Church at 11 am in Silver Water. Everyone is welcome.

Curious about the largest quarry on Manitoulin Island? Larfarge is offering guided tours through the quarry and rehabilitated areas at 1 pm from the Town Hall, and 3 pm from the Marina Centre.

From 5-8 pm, dinner is served at the Meldrum Bay Inn. Reservations are requested. Live music.

For those not in Meldrum Bay, a third presentation of ‘The Gondoliers’ is on stage from 1:30-3:30 pm at the Burns Wharf Theatre.