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EXITS. Out of ideas for your weekend outings? No worries, here is a review of activities planned in the region for the next few days.

Symphonic Rock Gala II at the Amphitheater

The Symphonic Pop series is back. On August 11, at 2 pm, the Symphonic Rock Gala II will be presented at the Fernand-Lindsay Amphitheater. The Symphonic Rock Gala II will feature Rick Hughes, Marc-André Fortin, Martin Levac, Yvan Pedneault and Marc Hervieux and the La Sinfonia de Lanaudière orchestra, conducted by Maestro Stéphane Laforest. There will be 45 musicians on stage, including a rhythm section (piano, bass, drum, guitar). Audiences will include Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Genesis, U2, Supertramp and Phil Collins. In the wake of the release of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, spectators will be entitled to several pieces of Queen. Tickets on sale at the Amphitheater at 450759-4343.

Corbeil & Maranda performing in Joliette

After presenting the show naive on tour since 2017, the Quebec comedians, presenters and comedians Corbeil & Maranda will be at the Telus Cabaret at the Desjardins Cultural Center in Joliette this Saturday, August 10 at 8 pm. Tickets are available through the box office of the theater, www.spectaclesjoliette.com.

First Heaven at Jeudis Musik'eau

On August 15, the Parc des Champs-Élysées will be propelled into the musical world of Harmonium, with the band Premier Ciel. These musicians, who pay tribute to one of the greatest bands in Quebec, will bring to life all the periods of Harmonium's music, including the Heptade. Wherever they go they make a misfortune. In the first part, La Maison H. mixes electric folk with bare, dark and psychedelic atmospheres. The first part takes place at 7 pm and the show at 8 pm From 6 pm, it is possible to dine on site.

The toque race in the gardens of Maison Antoine-Lacombe

On Saturday, August 10, at 8:30 pm, the movie The race of the tuques will be screened in the gardens. This comedy for the family offers a crazy adventure through the trials, joys, challenges and small victories of childhood. In case of rain, the event is moved to the André Hénault center.

Old trades unveil their secrets

Old crafts sting your curiosity? After the textile trades and folk tales, here are new proposals from the Department of Leisure of the City of Saint-Charles-Borromée in collaboration with Maison et jardins Antoine Lacombe. On Sunday, August 11, telegraph place, the ancestor of text messages. Pierre Goyette, living memory of a time when communications were very different, will present in the gardens the operation of his telegraphic material. The first telegraph message in Canada was made in 1846. This corresponds to the same period as the construction of Antoine Lacombe's house and his family. August 18th, it is the turn of the blacksmith to invest the gardens. Animator and storyteller, Sylvain Rondeau, with the fire of the forge and the sound of the anvil, will make a return to the past. For a moment, the public is invited to visit, in history, the rural life of Quebec through the eyes of the black smith who is indispensable to the development of any village. These free events are part of the complementary program to the "Fort St-Charles" outdoor exhibition. They will be held between 11 am and 4 pm

The Sinfonia in concert in Saint-Jean-de-Matha

On the occasion of her tour of the churches of Lanaudière, La Sinfonia will be at the Saint-Jean-de-Matha church on August 15th at 7:30 pm. In this very popular program, the orchestra is offering a concert of music classic at the reach of all. The greatest composers and their most popular works will allow everyone to have a good time.

Children's Day in Notre-Dame-des-Prairies

The Notre-Dame-des-Prairies children's party will be back this year. This special day will be held on August 13 at 10 am at the Parc des Champs-Élysées. A perfect opportunity for day camps to mark the end of summer and for preschoolers to have a festive day on an enchanting site. The presence of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies day camp as well as many daycares and CPE facilitates the participation of young people. All families of Notre-Dame-des-Prairies and Grand Joliette are welcome to join the party. Everything is free and in case of rain, the activities will be relocated in the quadrilateral of the school / church.

Felix in celebration

A multitude of activities for all generations will be offered at the next edition of Félix en Fête on August 10 at Pierre-Dalcourt Park. At the usual skate competition came a volleyball tournament, a petanque tournament, a mechoui and a dance.

Patrick Norman at Sweet Thursdays under the stars

Patrick Norman will perform on Thursday, August 15 in Saint-Alphonse-Rodriguez on the occasion of the Sweet Thursdays under the stars. The show takes place at the Parc des Arts. On-site catering from 5:30 pm. The shows take place at 7 pm.

Farmer's Market in Sainte-Béatrix

The Municipality of Sainte-Béatrix announces that Farmer's Market Days will be held in the coming weeks, on August 11 and September 15 and 22. It is in a festive and friendly context that the Markets will take place in front of the Town Hall at 861 rue de l'Église, from 9 am to 3 pm. At each Market, activities will be organized in parallel. Activities for the whole family and also conferences on different topics concerning food. In case of rain, these will take place at the Pavillon du Village, 821 Park Avenue.

Summer Workshops at the Gingerbread House

Looking for an educational and gourmet activity to do with your children or grandchildren this summer? The new summer workshops of the House of Gingerbread are essential meetings that will delight young and old. Every Thursday of the summer, from July 4 to August 22, 2019 at 10 am, children between 5 and 12 years are invited to a literary and gourmet workshop at the House of Gingerbread St. John's Matha. Reading and educational talk, making and decorating cookies and tasting will be in the spotlight, for the happiness of children and their companion. The workshops are free (voluntary contribution). The places being limited they must be reserved via the 450 886-2542 or info@paindepice.org.

The secret course

Discover the mysteries hidden on the Notre-Dame-des-Prairies cycling network by means of video capsules to watch on your smartphones. Happy mix of cinema, visual arts and bike ride. Two entrances possible, either via Deshaies Street or the Sainte-Julie range in front of Jean-Duceppe Street.

Fort St-Charles and the tree-souvenir

From June 27 to September 2, at Maison et jardins Antoine-Lacombe, it is an incursion into the work and imagination of a guardian of the tradition, the Charlois Jean-Guy Bellemare, creator of small constructions. In the English garden space, visitors will be able to admire the beauty of the miniature works of the artisan-joiner's collection. It will be possible to discover the village of Fort St. Charles, which highlights the life of yesteryear, starting with the forge and the general merchant and passing by the furs or the blacksmith. In parallel to Fort St-Charles, an outdoor exhibition of photos, to appreciate the evolution of Saint-Charles-Borromée through the ages.

Artists' alley

The City of Joliette invites the public to the opening of the first exhibition of the Ruelle des artistes in the city center in the presence of the pretty photographer Denis Trudeau. The event will take place on Thursday, July 4th, at 5 pm, in the heart of the "Ruelle des artistes" (passage between Manseau public parking and Bourget square).

In the park

The Municipality of Sainte-Béatrix wishes to invite the public to discover the unpublished works of the exhibition In the Park, produced this year under the theme Le Monde. The exhibition takes place at the Parc Regional des Chutes Monte-à-Peine-et-des-Dalles, Sainte-Béatrix gate. The exhibition is held until September 30, 2019. On the banks of the Assomption River that runs through the Park, the exhibition shows for the sixth time all the talent of artists who rise to the challenge every year. create an artistic installation able to cross the time for several weeks and to touch the visitors of the Park.

Thursday 5-7 at MAJ

After a huge popular success last summer, Thursdays 5-7 are back at the Joliette Museum of Art. Every Thursday of the summer, from June 13 to August 29, from 5 pm to 7 pm, the MAJ team invites you to relax on the magnificent terrace of the Museum. A great opportunity to combine aperitif and free visit of exhibitions.

Exhibitions at MAJ

Here are the temporary exhibitions to see at the Joliette Museum of Art this summer:

New escape game at Maison Louis-Cyr

New this summer, in addition to the visit of its permanent exhibition, the team of Maison Louis-Cyr invites the population to participate in its new escape game: Brotherhood of the Mathalois: forces in danger. It is offered by reservation only, from Tuesday to Sunday, from June 22 to September 2, 2019. In teams of 4 to 8 people, participants will solve different games and puzzles. Due to the level of difficulty of the puzzles, it is recommended that participants be 10 years old or older. Players 16 and under must have an adult on their team. The cost of the activity is $ 25 for adults and $ 15 for children 14 and under. Departures are scheduled every working day at 10:30, 13:00 and 15:30. Due to the success of the activity in recent years, scheduled tours are back this summer. From Tuesday to Sunday, it will be possible to visit the museum at no additional cost with an interpretation guide at 11 am, 1:30 pm and 3 pm daily. The guided tour lasts approximately 75 minutes and no reservation is required for this activity. Information www.maisonlouiscyr.com or 450 886-1666.



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