Thursday (June 28)
• all day - Dauphin Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival. Main stage entertainers will feature Bachman & Turner, Jimmy Rankin, Melanie Morgan Band. For more info visit www.countryfest.ca, or call 1-800-361-7300.
• 7:30 p.m. - Music in the Parks presents Tillie Harpelle in Coronation Park.
Friday (June 29)
• 9 a.m. - The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery Regimental Reunion will take place this weekend at CFB Shilo. The main reunion commences today at CFB Shilo with registration at 9 a.m. Meet and greet barbecue at 6 p.m. All regimental members, serving and retired, members of other branches who served in any artillery unit, spouses and relatives, friends and associates are welcome. For more info and schedule visit www.artillery.net/beta/news/.
• all day - Dauphin Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival. Main stage entertainers will feature Ronnie Dunn, Jerrod Niemann, Aaron Pritchett. For more info visit www.countryfest.ca, or call 1-800-361-7300.
• 1 p.m. - Kick off summer with a free swim at the Sportsplex Pool until 4 p.m.
• 6 p.m. - The 130th annual Killarney Fair kicks off with a pork on a bun free with gate admission from 6-7 p.m. Chuck wagon races begin at 7 p.m. at the Killarney Agricultural Grounds.
Saturday (June 30)
• 7 a.m. - Killarney Fair starts the day off with a pancake breakfast. A full day of events include parade, MGRA horse show, Killarney Idol competition and Chuck Wagon Races beginning at 2 p.m. at the racetrack.
•9 a.m. — Brandon Farmer’s Market Co-op Inc. is held at the Town Centre parkade until noon.
• 10 a.m. - Wheat City Aero-Modellers Fun Fly, a remote control airplane and helicopter display and demonstration will take place in the flying field located 1 km south of Veterans Way at the Chater turn (PR 468). Rain day is Sunday. Everyone welcome. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission but donations accepted.
• all day - Dauphin Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival. Main stage entertainers will feature Zac Brown Band, Justin Moore, Aaron Lines. For more info visit www.countryfest.ca, or call 1-800-361-7300.
• 6:30 p.m. - The Riding Mountain National Park presents The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra with special guest Sierra Noble in a free concert at Wasagaming to kick off the Canada Day weekend celebrations.
• 8:30 p.m. - Prairie Social Singles dance, featuring music by The Bad Land Bandits, will take place at the Shriners Hall. Tickets for members/associates are $13, non-members are $15. For more info, call Betty 728-6183 or Diane 483-3665.
Sunday (July 1) - for a more detailed list of Canada Day events see Saturday’s paper.
• all day - Dauphin Countryfest, Canada’s longest running country music festival. Main stage entertainers will feature Reba, Chris Cage, Tara Oram. For more info visit www.countryfest.ca, or call 1-800-361-7300.
• 1 p.m. - Canada Day celebrations will take place at the Riverbank Discovery Centre with official opening at 1 p.m. Activities include highland dancers, PAWS Resort Pooch Fashion Show, Duck Race, hayrides, musical entertainment by Sweet Alibi, this is viral pearl, Son Latino Band, Mother Groove and of course fireworks!
• 1 p.m. - Glenboro Fair Demolition Derby will take place at the Glenboro fairgrounds. Includes prizes and powder puff division.
• 3 p.m. - Dance with music by Tiger Hills Group, will take place at the Belmont Hall from 3-8 p.m. supper at 5 p.m. Admission is $24. Call 537-2289 to reserve tickets.
• 4:30 p.m. - Pickerel Fish Fry will be held at the Killarney United Church C.E. Centre until 7 p.m. Cost: Adults $12; 12 and under $6.
At the clubs
• Lady of the Lake pub— Thursday is pizza night -- salad and pizza for only $9.99; Enjoy the $5 Taco bar on Friday from 4-6 p.m. followed by some traditional jazz with American Songbook Trio from 6-8 p.m. and Cinderfellas at 8 p.m.; Saturday is the Lady of the Lake’s 5th Anniversary Party with a World Dance Party at 8 p.m. with DJ Knight and featuring belly dancing; Upcoming: July 5 is Fred Eaglesmith. Tickets are $25 in the shop.
•Houstons Niteclub — This weekend Houstons has DJ Razor playing Top 40 hits all weekend. Friday features 3 for 1 appetizers at 5 p.m. until kitchen close. Come on down to the Saturday afternoon hoedown and enjoy a meal and a beer or shot for only $5. Upcoming: July 3, Buckcherry with special guest James Durbin (American Idol contestant) and Age of Days. Tickets are $45 at Houstons or the Royal Oak Inn. For more info, call 725-3737 of check us out at Houstons Nightclub on Facebook.
• The 40— The 40 presents Harlequin in concert on Friday; Saturday features Son Latino Band. Upcoming: July 6, Bif Naked in concert. Tickets only $20.
• The Great Western Roadhouse — Flirt Friday; House Party Saturdays features guest DJ and ladies only express entrance. Doors open at 9 p.m.
• Crystal Hotel— Kaligia entertains Friday and Saturday at 9:30 p.m. The Saturday jam session runs from 4-7 p.m. Free poker on Sundays at 2 p.m., Monday and Wednesdays at 7 p.m.
• Georgie’s Patio (Keystone Motor Inn) — The Patio features Jakeleg Blues Band on Friday.
• Double Decker Tavern - Pocketing Lighters entertain at the Decker on Friday.
At the galleries/museums:
• The Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba— The main gallery hosts Visual Adaptations by Brandon-based painter Fay Jelly, and Blurry Canada by Regina-based Risa Horowitz. In the Community Gallery is Janet Shaw-Russell’s exhibition, An Untenable Belief in Permanence. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and Thursday until 9 p.m. For more info, visit www.agsm.ca.
• The Royal Canadian Artillery Museum at CFB Shilo— Host two Museum of Civilization exhibits until Sept. 21 as part of its 50th year celebrations -- The “Tunit - A Paleo-Eskimo People” and “Places of Power: Objects of Veneration”. They are about the people and the culture of the Arctic. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., seven days a week. Call 765-3000 extension 3570 for information and to book tours.
• The Daly House Museum— Come visit the original home of Brandon’s first mayor, Thomas Mayne Daly, which was built in 1882. Daly House’s latest exhibit called, “Behind Closed Doors,” takes a look at late Victorian private life. This exhibit features artifacts and information about what Victorians thought about romance, personal hygiene, practical undergarments, medication and cosmetics. This is to be followed by “Steam Punk”. Hours: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. For more info, call 727-1722 or visit dalyhousemuseum.com.
• 26th Field Regiment RCA/XII Manitoba Dragoons Museum — Come check out our “on loan” Order of Canada medal as well as many other military artifacts at the Brandon Armoury. Open on Tuesdays 9 -11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
• The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum— New summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week until end of September. This is Canada’s only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during the Second World War.
• The Arts West Travelling Gallery — The 2011-2012 travelling gallery exhibit is now hanging in the Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium while the 2012-2013 travelling gallery will be on display at the Rivers Library.
•The Brandon General Museum and Archives — ground floor of the old Manitoba Telephone building at 19-Ninth St. Hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 1 p.m.- 4 p.m. Admission free. Current exhibit “From This Chair: The Mayors of Brandon from 1882 to the present” features the City Council Chambers furniture from Brandon’s original City Hall, photographs of and biographies on all of Brandon’s mayors. Which mayor received the Order of Canada? Who is Brandon’s longest-serving mayor? Who is the only Brandon mayor to have served in all three levels of government? Which mayor was pro-prostitution? Come in and find out. For more info, call 717-1514 or email email@example.com.
• July 3 - Music in the Parkwill feature Adrienne Gaudry Band in Princess Park at 7 p.m.
• July 5 - Music in the Parkwill feature Walter Gibbons in Princess Park at 7 p.m.
• July 6-7 - Fire a shot for charity when Glock Days comes to the Brandon Wildlife Association Firing Range. There will be a raffle for a new Glock pistol, a BBQ lunch, accessories on sale and a gunsmith on site. Saturday from 3-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The $5 participation fee goes to Westman Dreams for Kids.
• July 6-7 - Wawanesa will be holding their annual Pound Pail’n Paddle over the weekend. The event features a maximum of 16 teams. Each team wil receive a packed from which they must construct a boat from. For more info, or to register, contact Jim at 834-2113 or drop off at Gullet’ Pro Hardware.
• July 7 - Experience farming the old-fashioned way at the Prairie Pioneer Days at the Killarney agricultural grounds. Threshing demos, log sawing and machinery displays on Saturday. On Sunday a parade will take place in front of the grandstand.
• July 7 - Rivers celebrates the winning of the Molson Coors Community Cheer contest with a social in the new Riverdale Community Centre at 9 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at Way Mor Agencies 328-7540 as well as several downtown businesses.
• July 14-15 - Brandon Open Doors tours will take place throughout the city. Join in our self-guided tours of historical homes and buildings, attend the guided walking tour, take a historical guided bus tour.
• July 15 - Brandon in Bloom’s self-guided open Garden Tours will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-8 p.m.
• July 17-21 - North American Belgian Championships, with 300 of the top Belgina horses in the continent competing, will take place at the Keystone Centre. Also features the RCMP Musical Ride, heavy horse pull competition. Tickets: daily $15; weekly $45 available through Ticketmaster or call 726-3555.
Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 28, 2012