What To Do

special events
Thunder Bay Community Auditorium, 1 Paul Shaffer Drive, 684-4444. Toll free 1-800-463-8817 or order online www.tbca.com.
• Buckcherry, Jan. 14.
• Nelly Furtado, Jan. 19.
• Diana Krall, Feb. 17.
Fort William Historical Park, 473-2344 or 473-2333. Explore life in the Canadian fur trade. Visit: www.fwhp.ca, or e-mail: info@fwhp.ca. Open daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
• New Year’s Eve Family Frolic, Mon., Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m. Live entertainment, sliding hill, skating (bring your own skates; no hockey sticks), games, crafts, kids’ performers, Crazy Hat contest and fireworks at 10 p.m.
• Seasonal Walking Tours & Artisan Workshops available by group reservations. Call 473-2344 for more information.
• Bookings available for conferences, banquets, education, and community programs.
Gammondale Farm Family Fun, 475-9609. Visit www.gammondalefarm.com or email: farmfun@tbaytel.net. Located at 426 McCluskey Drive, 4 km west of Hwy. 61 about 15 km south of the Thunder Bay airport.
• Birthday parties, school tours, reunions, corporate and community events.
Holiday Events at Prince Arthur’s Landing, until Dec. 31, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Jan. 1, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 2, regular hours, 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Free art workshops for kids, Jan. 2-4, 1-4 p.m. with artists John Mackett & Tessa Charlebois. The Water Garden Pavilion is hosting Deck the Mariner’s Hall display today. View Christmas trees on display from Waterfront District BIA members. Families can also participate in Winter Fun-days, beginning Jan. 6, and try a new family friendly outdoor activity, 2-4 p.m. at the Green Lawn area beside the skating rink, Info: 625-3758.
First William First Nation New Year’s Eve Pow Wow, Mon., Dec. 31, 6 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Community Centre. Doors open at 5 p.m. Grand Entry 7 p.m. Crafters tables available. Host drum: Thunder Mountain Singers; Honourary Host Drum, FWFN/Chi-Anemki. This is a community-based, family focused, alcohol and drug free celebration. Children must be accompanied by parent. Free shuttle service provided between City Hall and FWFN Community Centre every 30-45 minutes. Shuttle service starts at 5:30 p.m. and last bus leaves FWFN at 12:30 a.m. To register call Bear at 622-4998.
Jukebox Hits 35th Annual Dinner Auction, presented by Magnus Theatre, Fri., Jan. 18, 6 p.m. This major fundraising event is guaranteed to be one of the community social event highlights of the season. It happens live on stage at Magnus and includes a sumptuous dinner, live entertainment, a silent & live auction providing you with the opportunity to bid on a vast array of interesting and unique items including a WestJet trip for two anywhere WestJet flies, Bearskin Airlines trip for 2 return, to Winnipeg, Dog Lake Resort vacation for 4 with 3 nights in a Lakeview Cabin, Lutsen Resort on Lake Superior getaway for 2 nights in a Sea Villa with breakfast & much, much more. Call the Magnus Theatre Box Office for more information at 345-5552. Tickets are $95.
Thunder Bay Farmers’ Market, Victoriaville, Fridays, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wilson Street Park, Saturdays, 9-11:30 a.m.
Thunder Bay Country Market, Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the CLE Dove Building. Over 70 local vendors. ‘We make it, bake it, grow it.’ Visit: wwwthunderbaycountrymarket.com.
Hillcrest Marketplace, Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Centre of Change (formerly Hillcrest HIgh School). Produce, baking, jewelry, home businesses & more. Free admission.

art
Art by Peter Humeniuk & Pauline Horricks. Large format, original paintings are available for viewing, by appointment, in a ‘gallery-like’ setting. Many of these pieces are new and not previously shown in Thunder Bay. This opportunity will be in effect during December & January and select paintings have been reduced. To see this exhibit, call 807-622-6997 or write: pauline@bigbrush.com.
Art by Marilyn Morton. Landscapes, still lifes, abstracts & collages in oil, watercolour & ink. There are local scenes and scenes from distant places. Most are framed and ready to hang. Come by and enjoy. By appointment. Call 1-807-577-7347.
Baggage Building Arts Centre, located in Marina Park beside the Skate Park and across from the Splash Pad. Winter hours: Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 12-4 p.m. Info: 684-2063. Visit: www.thunderbay.ca/artscentre. Gift Gallery hosts a selection of locally created artwork, textiles, stained glass,jewellery, soaps, lotions, cooks & woodworking.
• Free workshops for kids with Tessa Charlebois and John Mackett, Jan. 2, 3 & 4, 1-4 p.m.
• Life Drawing, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Adults only.
Biljana’s Art Gallery, 454 Ryerson Crescent. Come visit Biljana at her studio and see original watercolour paintings, reproductions, note cards, calendars and more. Call 577-7077 for your personal appointment.
Chenier Fine Arts, the purple gallery at 8 S. Court St., located in the Waterfront District. Info: Debra 346-0409. Visit: www.chenierfinearts.ca. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Open by appointment. Free admission.
• New small bronze sculpture by local artist John Books.
• New portrait paintings by Lina Vandal and Paule Lagace.
• New oversize paintings of city night scenes by Alexandre Zerbe.
• New chlorite and 32” wonderstone abstract sculptures by local artist Jason Nelson.
• Shane Norrie - hand built ceramic vessels/baskets incorporating melted glass, bones and wire. These were exhibited in a one man show at the Woodstock Art Gallery this summer.
• Robert Roy - new ice and boot hockey paintings.
• New abstract/figurative paintings on paper by JouLee.
• New display of framed art on paper by Dupont, Gaveau, Martinez and Faville.
Definitely Superior Art Gallery, lower level of former Eatons Bldg., 250 Park Ave., 344-3814. Visit: www.definitelysuperior.com. Tues.-Sat., 12-6 p.m. Admission by donation.
Gallery 33, 33 S. Cumberland St. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. & Sat., 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 286-4233 or email: gallery.33thunderbay@gmail.com. An art gallery focused on displaying all of the amazing local artistic talent that Thunder Bay has to offer. Currently displaying over 60 different local artists and artisans. Two group exhibitions for the months of December & January - Lakehead Visual Arts and The Water Colour Society. As always, it is free to come down and have a look at some of Thunder Bay’s amazing talent.
Lake Superior Art Gallery and Studio, 605 E. Victoria Ave. in Victoriaville Centre. Open 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday to Friday or by appointment. Call 622-7573 or visit: www.LakeSuperiorArtGallery.com.
• Large selection of woodland art by regional First Nation artists.
• Peter Humeniuk - watercolour masterpieces of the many moods of Lake Superior.
• Photography & mixed media, including landscapes, still life, nature, portraits & abstracts.
Local Colour Art Gallery, now located inside the Picture Store at 269 Red River Road and also Intercity Shopping Centre. Local Thunder Bay & regional northwestern Ontario artists works on display and for sale. Info: 345-9989 or 622-9999.
• Paintings in oil, acrylic & watercolour
• Photography & mixed media, including landscapes, still life, nature, portraits & abstracts.
The Mystique of the North Gallery, features the art work of Evelyn Konrad. Visit the gallery to access a variety of original watercolour paintings, as well as prints and note cards. Visit: www.konradwatercolours.com. Visit the gallery anytime by appointment. Call 577-2155 or e-mail: hekonrad@shaw.ca.
Painted Turtle Art Studio Gallery, 33 S. Cumberland St. Open 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. weekdays & 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Visit: www.paintedturtleart.com or call 344-4636 for more information.
• Tiny Turtle Show - an exhibition of small work created by Lakehead University Fine Arts students and faculty, on display through January. Classes & workshops available. Check out the website for more information.
The Pictograph Gallery (Atikokan) presents, Pictograph Gallery Christmas Market, products from local artists & crafters, until Saturday. Gallery hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-3 p.m.
• Time Well Spent - Sewing, Quilting, Applique by Barb Wiens, Jan. 5-Feb. 9.
Satellite Studio, 12A St. Paul St., a community based artistic venture undertaken by Carol Kajorinne & Rachel Vandenassem. Together the two artists strive to create original works in a variety of mediums while also offering classes for children & adults. For more information call 708-4612.
Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Confederation College campus. Info: 577-6427 or visit the website at www.tbag.ca. Admission: adults $3, seniors & students $1.50, gallery members & children under 12 years are free. Free admission Wed., sponsored by the John Andrews Foundation. Open Tues.-Thurs., 12-8 p.m.; Fri.-Sun., 12-5 p.m.
Holiday Hours: Today, closed; Dec. 27, 12-8 p.m.; Dec. 28-30, 12-5 p.m. Dec. 31-Jan.7 closed.
• George Johnston - Permanent Collection Spotlight, until Dec. 30.
• The Unbuilt Campus: Visions of a Potential Lakehead University, until Dec. 30.
• Sylvia Ziemann, Possible Worlds, until Dec. 30.
Window Light Photo Gallery, 581 Boundary Drive, west off Hwy. 61, Saturdays & Mondays only, or by appointment. A display of photography portraying the beauty of Northern Ontario & Lake Superior. Info: Susan 628-2772 or visit: www.susandykstra.com