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The Warm Hearts Collective & the team behind the Guinness World Record for “The Longest Concert by Multiple Artists” have joined forces for Wintersong 2020, an exciting community festival for families & music lovers of all ages. On January 17th, 18th & 19th, Main Street Stouffville will be woken from hibernation by a diverse lineup of indie musicians, installations & engaging interactive experiences. This community event will attract attendees from across York Region & beyond for three days of music, shopping & dining. The 2018 event included 50 bands across 10 venues including restaurants, shops & community spaces & this year we are making it 100% free for the community. We can’t wait for this annual celebration of community, music, & culture that brings life & light to Main Street in the midst of the long winter. Warm Hearts Collective is a registered not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating community through arts-driven events.


Lego Camp – Spend your PA Day exploring all the new and interesting things you can do with Lego. This camp will include Lego building competitions, Lego group builds and Lego crafts. AGES: 6-8 years TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm LOCATION: WS Leisure Centre FEE: $70.00 Kids Great Minds-3D Modelling: Fantasy Character Design Camp – Participants will learn 3D Modelling techniques to create an animated-fantasy character! By the end of the camp, students will have learned how to model a character, clothes and props. A 3D Printer will also be on site for the kids to learn how it works. Note: Their 3D character will be printed and sent home! AGES: 7-11 years TIME: 9:00am-4:00pm LOCATION: WS Leisure Centre FEE: $85.00

FAMILY STICK & PUCK SKATING All Ages 11:00am-1:00pm Stouffville Arena Regular Admission Fees

PUBLIC SKATE All Ages 1:00pm-3:00pm Stouffville Arena Regular Admission Fees

PUBLIC LEISURE SWIM All Ages 1:30pm-3:30pm WS Leisure Centre Regular Admission Fees

DROP IN FAMILY OPEN GYM All Ages (Parent Required) 11:30am-1:30pm W-S Leisure Centre Regular Admission Rates

DROP-IN BASKETBALL (YOUTH) 11-17 years 2:00pm-3:30pm W-S Leisure Centre Regular Admission Fees

AFTERNOON KIDS DROP-IN GYM 6-12 years 3:30pm-5:00pm W-S Leisure Centre Regular Admission Fees


Have an upcoming event or do you just need to feed some people and you’re sick of cooking? Or maybe you’d like some ready-to-cook meals with simple instructions? Check out local small business; Christina Cooks Catering Company and be ready to wow your friends and family!

Growing up in a large Italian family, Christina’s passion for cooking began at a young age cooking alongside her grandmother. Check out her website to learn more about her education, experience and awards, but what it comes down to is that this girl can COOK. Christina offers a wide variety of catering options from casual to fine dining and DIY to full-service. You will find her level of professionalism and passion for the culinary arts is reflected in every aspect of her business. She has always stayed true to her roots of that little girl who loved to cook with her grandmother. For more information on Christina and a full list of the products and services she offers, check out her website at: OR follow her on Facebook & Instagram!


INGREDIENTS: 12 oz. penne 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/2 tsp. oregano 1/3 c. white wine 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 c. chopped tomato 1 c. heavy cream 1 c. shredded mozzarella 1/2 c. finely grated parmesan (plus more for serving) 1 1/2 c. baby spinach 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley Pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

DIRECTIONS: 1) In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook penne according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside. 2) In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil. Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper and oregano and cook until golden and no longer pink in the middle, 8 minutes per side. Transfer chicken a cutting board and let it rest for 5 minutes before slicing into strips. 3) Make sauce: Add the white wine to deglaze the pan. When the wine is simmering, use a wooden spoon to scrape all the golden chicken bits from the pan. (They have a lot of flavour that you’ll want in your sauce!) 4) Add tomatoes and garlic and cook until the tomatoes soften slightly, about 2 minutes. Add cream and bring mixture back to a simmer. Add mozzarella and Parmesan and stir until the cheese melts. Season sauce with salt and pepper. 5) Turn off heat and add in the cooked penne, baby spinach, parsley and red pepper flakes (if using). Toss until the pasta is evenly coated in and the spinach has wilted slightly. Serve immediately.