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Things to see and do in Stratford and area this weekend: Feb. 9-11

Indoor markets, an educational presentation at Stratford Perth Museum and some Valentine's Day-themed events on offer

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Friday, Feb. 9

Parents and Tots Free Skate

10 a.m. until 11 a.m. @ West Perth Community Centre & Arena, 185 Wellington Street, Mitchell.

Stay active in West Perth. Skating aids/strollers are allowed on the ice, but must be kept under control.

More West Perth community events here.

Free Senior Stick and Puck

11 a.m. to Noon @ Steve Kerr Memorial Complex, Listowel. More North Perth community events here.

Stratford Winter Film Festival

5 p.m. start @ various locations. Runs until Sunday. See the full list of movies and venues here.

Legion Meat Draw

5:45 p.m. @ Milverton RC Legion, 24 Temperance Street, Milverton.

$5 for five draws. 50/50 to Follow $2 each ticket. More Perth East events here.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Stratford Farmer's Market (year-round)

7 a.m. to Noon @ Burnside Agriplex, 357 McCarthy Road, Stratford. 

Organized by the Stratford and District Agricultural Society. Indoor market expands to outdoors May to October. Veggies, cheese, meats, baking, flowers, crafts, handmade gifts. Backbacon on a bun and farmer's sausage available via fundraising BBQ.

More info here.

Winter Wonderland Indoor Makers Market

10 a.m. until 3 p.m. @ Festival Square, 10 Downie St., Stratford.

Featuring local makers and artists. 

Distillery Tours

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @ Junction 56 Distillery, 45 Cambria St., Stratford.

Distillery tour and tasting session in one. Learn about process, taste the spirits. A Tastings tour is $10 per person, six people per session, for a maximum of one hour. Call 519-305-5535 to book ahead. To see if a guided distillery tasting is available other days of the week, contact the distillery.

World War II in Amsterdam

1 p.m. until 2 p.m. @ Stratford Perth Museum Indoor Theatre, 4275 Huron Road, Stratford. 

Guest speaker Leonora Hopkins will share her impactful story of survival growing up in Amsterdam during the Second World War. 

The Magic of Love

5 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. @ The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario St., Stratford.

Featuring dinner, live music, and a silent + live auction and Cork grab. Performance and in support of Stratford Concert Choir.

Big Gay Galentines Market

5 p.m. until 9 p.m. @ Stratford Country Club, 53 Romeo St. N, Stratford. 

A market with unique finds. A celebration of friendship, uniqueness and love. $2 entry. 

Sunday, Feb. 11

The Rings Stratford Wedding Expo

11 a.m. until 3 p.m. @ The Arden Park Hotel, 552 Ontario St., Stratford.

Lots of prizes. Meet the wedding professionals. Photo booth, handmade market. 

Sweetheart Dinner

4:30 p.m. start @ Stratford Legion Branch 8, 804 Ontario St. B1, Stratford. 

Pork tenderloin, roasted herb garlic potatoes, broccoli, house salad, and angel food cake, with a glass of wine. 

$25 per guest. Call Frank at 519-271-9669 or Pearl at 519-273-0457 to secure a spot.

Karaoke Night 

8 p.m. @ Gilly’s Pubhouse, 94 Downie St., Stratford. 

Karaoke is held every Sunday at Gilly's Pubhouse, giving you the chance to be the singer you've always dreamt of. Karaoke night lasts from 8 p.m. to approximately midnight.