Frontenac Five

Five awesome events and destinations to help you plan this month's adventures #inFrontenac

Plus! Check out the list of annual events -- the things that keep bringing people back year after year. 

Get some doughnuts at Cardinal Cafe in Frontenac

Go nuts for doughnuts!

Cardinal Cafe in Sharbot Lake now serves doughnuts featuring incredible local ingredients, like Maple Bacon with Conboy's Maple Syrup. Take a drive to the restored cafe in a church and grab a comfy cozy spot (get there early, cause these bad boys sell out quick!). And while you're enjoying your warm drink and sweet treat, start planning ahead to Maple Weekend on April 4 and 5. 

Doughnuts: anytime at Cardinal Cafe in Sharbot Lake: get the Google Map
Maple Weekend: Saturday, April 4 and Sunday April 5 at Conboy's Maple Syrup (get the Google Map) and Oso Sweet Maple Syrup (get the Google Map)

Tatiana Hargraves & Allison De Groot and Tom Power & John Showman at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn in Frontenac

Tatiana Hargraves & Allison De Groot
Tom Power & John Showman

The Sharbot Lake Inn & Crossing Pub has a reputation for showcasing some of the best and best upcoming artists around. Get your tickets in advance for this evening's line up of incredible live music. Show starts at 8pm, dinner reservations are recommended. 

Friday, March 6 | 8pm
At the Sharbot Lake Country Inn & Crossing Pub: get the Google Map


March Break at the Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre in Frontenac

Spend March Break at Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre

Celebrate March Break at Elbow Lakewith two public events on Wednesday March 18th and Thursday March 19th. Make it a mini getaway with an overnight stay in one of the heated cabins. 

Wednesday March 18th

  • 10am-12pm: GPS scavenger hunt (free, registration required)
  • 12-1pm: Bon Fire
  • 1-3pm: Hike on our trails or rent a pair of our snowshoes ($10/pair)

Thursday March 19th

  • 10am-12pm: bird box building workshop ($20/bird box plus HST and applicable fees, registration required)
  • 12-1pm: Bon Fire
  • 1-3pm: Hike on our trails or rent a pair of our snowshoes ($10/pair)

At Elbow Lake Environmental Education Centre: 1500 Hewlett-Packard Lane
Perth Road Village: get the Google Map


Paverpol Workshop at Opening Minds Innovations in Frontenac

Beginner Paverpol Workshops at Opening Minds Innovations

Liz Bonser is a certified Paverpol Instructor who offers workshops in her Sharbot Lake home studio. During this full day workshop, Liz will guide you to create your own statue using Paverpol, a unique textile hardener that turns materials like fabrics, paper, leather and moss into rock-hard objects. 

After retiring from a corporate career in Toronto, Liz tried Paverpol once and immediately fell in love with the artform. Now she teaches artists of all abilities -- even those who think they have no abilities -- to build their own unique creations in this interesting medium. 

Saturday, March 21 and Saturday March 28 | 9am - 4pm
At Opening Minds Innovations: 1072 Kippawa Point Ln, Sharbot Lake: get the Google Map


Durnham County Poets at the Sharbot Lake Inn & Crossing Pub in Frontenac

Durnham County Poets 

The Sharbot Lake Inn & Crossing Pub has a reputation for showcasing some of the best and best upcoming artists around. Get your tickets in advance for this evening's line up of incredible live music. Show starts at 8pm, dinner reservations are recommended. 

Friday, March 6 | 8pm
At the Sharbot Lake Country Inn & Crossing Pub: get the Google Map


Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk in Frontenac

Spring Equinox Labyrinth Walk at Wintergreen Studios

Wintergreen Studios is an off-grid wilderness retreat centre in the Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve that offers educational programming in the arts and on the environment. 

This community event is open to all. Guests will be guided through a walking meditation and come together after to discuss and deepen the process of reflection. Light snacks and beverages will be provided. As you prepare for this shift of seasons, you will discover that there is an immense need to slow down and focus on the present. We encourage you to fully experience the Spring Equinox by observing your natural surroundings and taking the time to listen to those things that speak without words. Whether this is your first experience walking a labyrinth or your hundredth, you’ll notice that some things will change and some may stay the same. Its’ all about working with nature, not against her, and learning to celebrate the seasonal transition. Admission by donation ($20 suggested). 

Friday, March 22 | 6pm
At Wintergreen Studios, north of Frontenac Provincial Park: get the Google Map

 

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