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Orillia Jazz Festival kicks off Thursday

The Orillia Jazz Festival starts Thursday with a concert by Molly Johnston at the Opera House. She'll be covering a lot of Billie Holiday material. You can get tickets at the box office, 705-326-8011. You can make a night of it with dinner at Era 67 where Steph Dunn has been regularly holding down the Thursday night fort.

PATRICK BALES/THE PACKET & TIMES Donald Porter, left, and John Norwood flank Marilyn Monroe's likeness at the Geneva Theatre, which was recently purchased by Porter.

Excitement building around Geneva

Saturday night headliners SNFU (from Vancouver) along with Spree Killers, the Groggies, Gaswitch, and Gag Order have a concert at the Geneva Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15.

MEHREEN SHAHID/THE PACKET & TIMES The 165th Orillia Fall Fair started Friday afternoon at ODAS Park and it continues all weekend. Events include concerts, the demolition derby, tractor and horse pulls and ample exhibitions. For more information, visit orilliafallfair.com.

Reconnecting with rural roots

The Orillia Fall Fair starts Friday afternoon. It's one of few opportunities for city folk to meet the rural agricultural demographic.


Singers wanted

Organizers of the 166th Orillia Fall Fair are looking for performers to compete in the singing contest on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 12:30 p.m. Interested singers should sign up immediately as there is a limit of 25 contestants who will participate in three different categories - Adults (18 yrs and older), Youth (12 to 17 yrs old) and then a non-competiti

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