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Discover May Events

Warmer weather calls for outdoor fun and an array of annual events that are sure to impress. History buffs can brush up on their knowledge in May during Museum Month by exploring our museums. Treat mom on her special day at one of our fabulous restaurants. Enjoy a FREE Family Event at Glenhyrst for Family Arts Day. Don’t miss the wonderful ways to enjoy May in Brantford. 

 

Robert Hall Originals Spring Open House
May 1 to 3, 2015
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Canadian artist and Master Pewtersmith Robert Hall Parry hosts the annual Open House of Ontario’s Largest Pewter and rock shop, showcasing an extensive selection of mineral, crystal and fossil specimens from around the world. Each Pewter art piece and giftware is created on-site and proudly Canadian. Enjoy free coffee and treats at the Open House as well as the Soapstone Carving Demo - Saturday, May 2, 2015 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

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May is Mystery Month at the Brantford Public Library
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 2 p.m.
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Woodland Cultural Centre hosts the Book Launch of “We Share Our Matters”
Friday, May 8, 2015 at 7 p.m.
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Dr. Rick Monture’s book provides two centuries of writing and resistance at the Six Nations of the Grand River.

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Guitar Society of Brant presents An Intimate In House Concert
Saturday, May 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
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Featuring renowned Canadian classical guitarist Drew Henderson

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Live Chess in the Square
Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
Downtown Brantford Harmony Square
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Chess is an age-old game of tactics and strategy, but what would it look like in real life? Downtown Brantford is about to become a battlefield! With the help of the Brantford Chess Club and the Society for Creative Anachronism (who will be playing the role of the chess pieces) an exciting great battle will be taking place in Harmony Square.

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Eliza Bell’s Mother’s Day Brunch at the Bell Homestead Café
Sunday, May 10, 2015
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On Sunday, May 10th, the café hosts Eliza Bell’s Mother’s Day Brunch, with seating’s at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This annual event is a unique experience featuring a traditional buffet brunch and entertaining tours of Eliza Bell’s 1870s home presented by the senior enrichment students of Mt. Pleasant Public School. Brunch reservations are required.

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Hamilton Allstar Big Band
Tuesday May 12, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
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The best of Big Band and Swing Music.

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The Brant Rant’s Poetry Slam!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.
Rockling’s Tap & Grill
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Open Mic, Poetry Slam and cash prizes!

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Tourism Open House
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - Drop in from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Brantford Visitor and Tourism Centre, 399 Wayne Gretzky Parkway
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Brantford, the County of Brant and Six Nations invite you to celebrate the launch of the 2015/16 Discovery Guide and to kcik off the Tourism season. Enjoy light refreshments, receive a FREE GIFT and fill out a ballot for a chance to win the grand prize. Pick up copies of our latest publications including; the Discovery Guide, Brantford and Area Coupon Book, Brantford Official Street Index Map and Transit Route, Brantford and Area What's On Festivals and Events. Drop in any time between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Brantford Visitor and Tourism Centre. 

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Craig Cardiff at The Brantford Arts Block
May 15, 2015
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“[Craig is] a songwriter who needs to be heard.” ~ Canadian music icon Gordon Lightfoot. Ontario-based folk singer Craig Cardiff promises to share a story, a confession, a hope, a secret in his performance.

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“It’s a Mystery to Me” Murder Mystery
Tuesday May 16, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Sanderson Centre for the Performing Arts
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Enjoy dinner on stage during a Murder Mystery!

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Ontario Open Chess Tournament
May 16 to 18, 2015
Quality Inn & Suites Brantford
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Bell Homestead Barn Sale 20th Anniversary!
Saturday, May 23, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
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The Bell Homestead is preparing for its 20th Annual Barn Sale. As in previous years, this garage sale of sorts will include an eclectic collection of household items, furniture, clothing, and those indescribable oddities that the most imaginative minds will find a use for, all donated by the community and the site’s membership. Proceeds from the event will be used towards future site special events and projects.

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Glenhyrst Family Arts Day!
Sunday, May 24, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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Lose yourself in art and enjoy refreshments, food and treats at this FREE, fun-filled event for the whole family. Performances will take place on stage, booths will be set up with many art projects to create and The Brant Studio Tour will have a “Fresh Art Show and Sale”. One-of-a-kind displays by Local artisans such as pottery by the Brantford Potter’s Guild, Paintings, Mixed Media, Original Prints, Sculpture and more, all uniquely created by Brantford and area artists.

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Discover more May events at the Community Calendar on mybrantford.ca

Did we miss your May event? Submit it into the comments below!

 

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