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Welcome to Spring (Posted On: Wednesday, March 20, 2013)

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Easter Brunch, Easter Chocolate and information about where you can find Mr. E. Bunny this weekend!  We've also got some restaurant news for you - always one of my favourite topics.  Don't forget Green Beer for a Green Planet at the Gayety today.  Plus you can get an amazing deal on your Ski Pass for Blue Mountain for 2013/14 at an amazing price if you buy it now!

Join in the fun at the recently restored Gayety Theatre (new seats with cup holders and new washrooms - yeay) today - it's Green Beer for a Green Planet Day.  The evening starts with live music from The Strange Potatoes playing old and new Irish and classic tunes, silent and live auction as well as a delicious dinner served in the Arts Centre next door. Screening is the environmental short doc, Reforesting Las Gaviotas, which marvels at the results of a 25 year reforestation effort in Colombia to transform a large swath of lifeless savannah as it gives birth to a new form of community and sustainability, regenerates biodiversity, produces drinking water and much more. Tickets only $7 - dinner $15. Evening starts at 6:30, live auction at 7:15, film to follow. For details and to purchase tickets visit Elephant Thoughts website or call 705-444-2012.

Looking for the Easter Bunny?  He'll be Downtown this weekend and the Blue Mountain Village has lots of cool things planned for the kids including an Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt and more.

For more events in and around the area check out our Events Calendar.

Now - let's get down to serious business -- chocolate!  Aardens Chocolates in Stayner is a must visit for Easter.  Mark Aarden creates the most wonderful chocolate bird houses in small, medium and large and they are real treat.  Fun to look at and even more fun to eat.

The Candy Factory a Collingwood institution has been in business for over 40 years and Joe and his team have been very busy literally making thousands of treats for the upcoming holiday.  Bunnies come in all shapes and sizes at The Candy Factory.

If you're looking for some great Easter Brunch or dining options we've got some great suggestions for you:
The Pottery located in the Blue Mountain Inn has a wonderful spread planned for Easter Brunch. Click to view their menu and pricing.  Make sure you call for reservation.  

Click here to view the Easter Brunch menu offered at Oliver Bonacini Cafe Grill.

It's Lobsterfest at The Olde Town Terrace in beautiful Historic Downtown Collingwood.  Offering $6 appetizers and $20 entrees their menu is awesome.  They also offer a great Easter Brunch Buffet so call Ray today at 705.445.6950 for reservations and while you're on the phone with Ray, make sure you congratulate him on his recent engagement to Sandie!  

I was cruising around Azzurra's website and noticed that they have a new adorable Bambino menu. Perfect for little appetites. 

Don't forget that Beild House dining is open to the public.  Click to view the wonderful menu created by the fabulous Chef Eric Madden.  Advance reservations in advance are a must!  What a fabulous way to spend an Easter celebration with friends or family. 

Copper Blues in The Blue Mountain Village launches their fabulous Steak and Seafood menu for only $24.00.  Steak and Seafood runs from Sunday to Friday starting April 2nd to May 16th, 2013.

Grill and Greens in Thornbury is now licensed and they have just launched a brand new menu. 

If you have a special occasion coming up the Thornbury Bakery makes the most amazing custom cakes (at very great prices) and they even have gluten free options.  Check it out! 

Spring makes me think of Pie - maybe it's the promise of warmer weather which brings fruit trees into bloom, or maybe it's just because homemade pie is simply delicious but if you need pie (ha ha - everyone needs pie) a visit to The Ravenna Country Market is a sure bet.

Watch for a new restaurant in The Cranberry Mews - a little birdie told me to look out for the Westside Grill opening soon.  They'll be serving up breakfast and lunch.

Get your Blue Mountain Ski Passes at amazing rates - don't wait because these prices are only available until April 14th. 

Happy Easter and Happy Spring Skiing - we've still got lots of snow!

Julie Card

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