The Arts













Art Classes, Galleries, Sales, Shows & Supplies

ENGINE FINE ART – Established in 2003 in the heart of Toronto's Queen West and Distillery Art Districts, Engine Gallery has now ventured into Northumberland County. Come visit our beautiful new space where you can view a diverse collection of original contemporary and fine artworks by local and international artists. 32 Walton St., Port Hope, 416-992-5282 or enginegallery@gmail.com. www.engingallery.ca

KAWARTHA ARTISTS' GALLERY AND STUDIO – Join us for our 2016 Spring Exhibitions, including a one-woman show by Julia Carr Wilson, Kawartha Countryside Tour, and paintings and prints inspired by our region. Opening Reception on April 2, from 1 to 4 pm. This is followed by an all-members show featuring Florals and Still Life with the opening reception on April 17. Our Annual Best of High School Art show with the juried work of local students opens May 8. This will be followed by Trip Picks, paintings by Agnes Oughtred and Olga Szaranski on June 5. You may visit Wednesday through Sunday from 1 to 4 pm and Thursday from 1 to 7 pm. 420 O'Connell Road, Peterborough, 705-741-2817. www.kawarthaartists.org

PAINTED TREE ART SUPPLIES, CLASSES AND FRAMING – Art supplies and art classes for the beginner and the more advanced artist. Adults & kids' classes in everything from acrylic and oil to clay and cartooning. Custom framing is available. Come in, be inspired and become an artist! 264 Division St., Cobourg, 905-372-1313 or thepaintedtree@hotmail.com. www.thepaintedtree.ca

SPIRIT OF THE HILLS – We promote all the creative arts! Comprised of artists, artisans, performing artists, photographers, writers and patrons, we embrace all art forms and traditions including the performing and visual arts, media, design, and literature. Our goal is to build and sustain the arts and artists in Northumberland County. www.spiritofthehills.org


VANDERMEER TOYOTA – Service is our business! We are committed to providing top quality vehicles, affordable financing and leasing options, along with great customer service every time. 959 Division St., Cobourg, 905-372-5437 or 1-800-269-5055. www.vandermeertoyota.com

Boutiques, Shops & Studios

BEAR'S BEADS – Beads, beading supplies and handcrafted jewellery. Classes, birthday and girls' night out parties, repairs and bead clubs. 73 King St. West, Unit 2, Cobourg, 905-372-5111 or bearsbeads@sympatico.ca. www.bearsbeads.ca

BLACK LAMB – Offering an extensive selection of yarn, knitting, crocheting, spinning, felting and weaving supplies, accessories and equipment. Come in and explore, touch, play and let your imagination run free! Our collection of knitting, spinning, weaving and felting supplies are a reflection of our passion for this ageless craft. 198 Victoria St. N., Port Hope, 905-885-0190. www.theblacklamb.ca

BLACK RIVER TRADING COMPANY – We've been travelling the globe for almost 30 years looking mostly for handcrafted items. In that time we've travelled to about 40 countries (Latin American, African & Asian). 108059 Hwy. 7 (between Madoc & Tweed). Open daily 10 am to 5 pm from March 25 to December 24. 613-478-5068. www.blackrivertradingcompany.ca

CELLAR DOOR WINEXPERT – Our brand new ferment on premise facility is worth the trip. 41 Elizabeth St., Brighton, 613-475-4567. www.brightonwinery.com

G.FACEY'S – Proudly, in beautiful downtown Port Hope for 20+ years. Clothing, footwear and more for men and women. "Canadian-made is top-shelf alongside a well edited assortment of collections from around the world" – Toronto Life. 57 Walton St. Port Hope, 905-885-1838. Now follow us at www.instagram.com/gfaceys. www.gfaceys.com

INSIGHT OPTICAL – Internationally crafted, stylish eyewear for fashion that fits your face. We specialize in personalized customer service extraordinaire. 24 King St. West, Cobourg, 905-372-8287 and now also at 247 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-743-2631.

OLD TIN SHED – Home décor and gifts. Heritage lighting, salvage furniture, linens, rugs, hardware, jewellery, clothing. 25 Sherbourne St., Bancroft, 613-332-6565. www.theoldtinshed.com

PRINCESS SODALITE MINE ROCK SHOP – Mark your calendar for our metaphysical blow out sale where everything is 50-70% off in the tent – three days only – May 13, 14 and 15. Princess Sodalite Mine Rock Shop, 31241 Hwy 28 East, Bancroft. Opening for the 2016 season on April 29. 613-332-8274, follow us on Facebook. www.princesssodalitemine.ca

ROBBINS' NEST – Yarns, quilting, embroidery, tapestry & craft supplies. 53 Main St., Brighton, 613-475-0578.

TEN THOUSAND VILLAGES – As a not for profit retail store we strive to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn a fair income by bringing their products and stories to our markets. 16 King Street West, Cobourg, 905-373-1617. www.tenthousandvillages.ca/store/5111

THIS, THAT & THE OTHER – Vintage everything! Including Fusion Mineral Paint™ to adorn your new purchase. Closed Monday & Tuesday. 9 King Street East, Cobourg, 289-252-2111.

TWOLOOM ALPACAS – Alpaca socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves available at the farm. We also have alpaca blankets, throws and duvets available in season. 290 County Road 35, RR2, Hastings, 705-696-1649 or dawn@twoloomalpacas.ca. www.twoloomalpacas.ca

WARKWORTH BIA – Visit our charming village and discover the galleries, shops, cafés and so much more. www.warkworth.ca

Community Groups

KAWARTHA DECORATIVE PAINTERS GUILD – Dedicated to continued learning and sharing of the art. New members always welcome. Meetings take place the 2nd Monday of each month at the Peterborough Lions Centre, 349 Burnham St. More info: 705-696-9849 or www.kawdecopainters.com

NORTHUMBERLAND BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP – Facilitated by the 'Survivor Thrivers' Breast Cancer Survivors Society, our goal is to send a message of hope and support to people living with breast cancer. Some of us are newly diagnosed, some are in treatment and some are long-term survivors. We provide a safe and secure place to share your feelings. In addition to the monthly support group we offer telephone support, peer support, a lending library and dragon boating. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 pm in the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1 Elias St., Port Hope. Contact: Sandy, 289-252-0881 or sward1606@msn.com.

NORTHUMBERLAND CHORUS – Women singing four-part harmony every Monday at 6:30 pm at DePalma Hall, Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. East, Cobourg. More info: 905-372-6675 or visit www.northumberland-chorus.com 

NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STITCHERY GUILD – Interested in creative, artistic and instructional needlework? Please join us on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. September until June, 9:30 am, Lion's Community Centre, 157 Elgin St. East, Cobourg. More info: 905-372-1141 or visit www.nhsg.ca

ONTARIO GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY – Quinte Branch meets the third Saturday of each month, except July, August and December, from 1 to 3 pm, Quinte West Public Library, 7 Creswell Dr., Trenton. Everyone welcome. More info: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canqbogs/

PETERBOROUGH NEW HORIZONS BANDS – Come and play with us for fun, fellowship and learning! Different band levels from beginners and up. Contact: Harlene Annett 705-745-0077 or hannett@sympatico.ca. www.nhbpeterborough.com

SHELTER VALLEY SHAPE-NOTE SINGERS – All voices welcome! Please join us the second Sunday of each month to sing Sacred Harp's traditional and unique harmonies. 7 to 9 pm, Grafton Community Centre, 718 Station Road, Grafton. Intrigued? 905-349-2042 or resolutely.outmoded@gmail.com

SINGERS – Do you want to sing and have fun...Can you smile and carry a tune? Join our singers in a variety of musical selections, under the motivational direction of Linda Clark. We meet at Ridpath School in Lakefield each Wednesday at 6:45 pm. All welcome. Contact: Gail Corbett, 705-652-9232 or corbett1@nexicom.net 

SHOUT SISTER CHOIR – We are an all-inclusive women's choir that sings a fun repertoire of popular music and everyone is welcome. Belleville Chapter meets Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at Eastminster United Church, 432 Bridge St. E., Belleville, directed by Louise Ford; Peterborough Chapter meets Monday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 120 Murray St., Peterborough, directed by Barb Johnston; Picton Chapter meets Thursday evenings from 7 to 9pm at St. Mary Magdalene Church, 335 Main St. E., Picton, directed by Georgette Fry; Northumberland Chapter meets Wednesday evenings from 7 to 9 pm at Trinity United Church, 284 Division St., Cobourg, directed by Abby Zotz.

WOMENS' ART ASSOCIATION – The Peterborough area branch invites you to join. We have about 200 members who belong to various interest groups. We meet in Princess Gardens, downtown Peterborough, once a month except for summer. The Art Study Group (the founding group) is accepting new members. This group meets the second Tuesday morning of each month. Members are invited to deliver papers on artists or art of their choice. We start at 10 am with tea/coffee and refreshments. Contact: Donnie Stedman (Convener), stedman1@sympatico.ca or Gail Corbett, corbett1@nexicom.net.

WRITERS & POETS – Monthly meetings on the second Saturday of each month (except January, February and March), 10 am to 1:30 pm. Writings and readings. Peterborough/Lakefield Area. Contact: Gail Corbett, 705-652-9232 or corbett1@nexicom.net

Culinary Shops, Dining & Markets

HARDEN & HUYSE – Join us in our intimate setting for light and healthy lunches, coffee, tea, pastries, desserts and our own chocolates. 201 Division St., Cobourg, 905-377-9917. www.greatchocolate.com

HAUTe GOAT – Truly unique, truly premium and truly handmade! Made in small batches – goat milk skin care and delicious goat milk edibles. Things that we love! When you meet us you'll understand how much we love our goats and what we do. Now just minutes from Port Hope, 416-402-8144 or debbie@hautegoat.com. www.HauteGoat.com

OSLAND FARM MARKET & BAKERY – We are a year-round market offering naturally raised meats from our farm, local produce, preserves, fresh baked goods, woolens, hand crafted items and much more! 5029 County Rd. 2 (Toronto Rd. just north of the 401), Port Hope. 905-375-5365, oslandfarmmarket@gmail.com, or find us on Facebook.

STEEPLEAF TEA BISTRO & SPICE SHOP – Join our opening event on April 9 at 4 pm! Taste the world and enjoy our beautiful view of Victoria Hall in Downtown Cobourg (Third and King). 289-435-2111. www.steepleaftrading.com

Esthetics, Spas & Salons

MYSTIC ROOTS – A full-service AVEDA concept salon and spa offering AVEDA flower and plant essences and INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS certified organic health and beauty products. Yoga classes also offered. 287 Division St., Cobourg, 905-372-4247. www.mysticroots.ca


ART ON MAIN – Join us for our opening night art exhibition on July 8. Enjoy cocktails, entertainment, culinary cuisine and converse with the artists. This is a ticket only event, $25 per person, held at the Brighton Masonic Hall on Main St., from 6 to 9 pm. Then, on July 9 enjoy a self-guided tour of local artists collaborating with local shops, boutiques and public spaces centred around Memorial Park. This event is free to the public and is sponsored by the Brighton Downtown Improvement Association. For further info: Sheryl at Specialfx@live.ca or Elaine at therobbinsnest53@gmail.com

BRIDGE HOSPICE SPRING WALK & DUCK RACE – Start Mother's Day Weekend, Saturday, May 7, 10:30 am with a fun & friendly Saturday morning walk through the beautiful streets of Warkworth and along the Millennium Trail. Choose 1K, 2K or 5K routes. Please gather pledges and honour loved ones. No fee to walk. Rubber ducks are $5 – tickets sold in advance. Fly solo, bring family and friends or enter a team. Start and finish at the Warkworth Arena. Registration opens 9:30 am: More info: 705-924-9222 or www.thebridgehospice.com/events

COUNTY WELLNESS FAIR – Immerse yourself in a day of alternative health and wellness. Workshops, free vendors' market and kids' workshop. April 9 from 9 am to 4 pm, St. Andrew's Church in Picton. www.countywellnessfair.com

DAVID HICKEY 6TH ANNUAL GARDEN ART SHOW – Enjoy garden sculpture displayed on two acres of our landscaped forest property. The artwork is both functional and whimsical made from metal, cement, fibreglass and wood. June 25-26, 10 am-4 pm, 1611 County Road 4, Douro-Dummer. 705-652-0181 or davidhickeyartist@gmail.com. For directions and photos visit: www.davidhickeyartist.com

IN A GARDEN – A show and sale of works influenced by the garden: beeswax candles, handmade soap, garden structures, artwork, pottery and more!  Butterfly plants, garden accessories, goodies, garden punch and cooking with the sun. In the garden of Kathryn McHolm (a Monarch Waystation), Village of Welcome, 4749 County Rd. 2, just north of Port Hope. July 16th & 17th, 10 am – 4 pm (rain or shine). 905-753-2196, kathrynsgarden@nexicom.net. https://www.facebook.com/kathrynsgarden

JAMFEST – Enjoy local musicians jamming in Memorial Park on August 13 from 10 am to 3 pm. Free to the public. Donations will be accepted to a fundraiser that will be announced closer to the date. Sponsored by the Brighton Downtown Improvement Association. For further info: dbia@brighton.ca

NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS MUSIC FESTIVAL – Presents its 5th annual music competition at Port Hope United Church from April 4 to 8. The Festival is open to music students of all ages and provides an opportunity to showcase talent for adjudication by professional musicians. Categories are Piano, Strings and Solo Voice in both competitive and non-competitive classes. Winners of the Festival will perform at a 'Stars of the Festival' concert on Saturday, April 16.  For information or to register: Dianne, 905-797-1134 or Helen, 905-372-2290. www.northumberlandhillsmusicfestival.com

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY AUTHORS FESTIVAL – Come celebrate our 20th year with 20 great Canadian authors, events to inspire readers and writers of all ages, plus the 7th annual 'County Reads' moderated by Bill Richardson. April 13-16 in the Lipson Room at Books & Company, 289 Main Street, Picton. 613-476-3037 or pecauthorfest@gmail.com. www.pecauthorfest.com

TRENT HILLS GRANNIES FOR AFRICA – We're excited to announce our very popular spring fundraiser literary evening will feature author Catherine Gildiner's final book in her memoir trilogy 'Coming Ashore'. This event takes place on Wednesday, April 27, 7 pm at The Gathering Place, St. Paul's United Church, Main Street, Warkworth. Luscious desserts, coffee or tea are included in the ticket price of $15. Doors open at 6.30 pm.

VICTORIA HALL VOLUNTEERS – Present 'Ooh La La! Springtime in France!' This fabulous wine-tasting evening will highlight wines from five specific regions of France which will be accompanied by delicious French cheeses that complement the wines. The event will be held on Friday, May 13 at 8 pm in the Concert Hall of Victoria Hall in Cobourg. Tickets are $40 per person and are available at the Victoria Hall Box Office, call 905-372-2210. For further information: Patricia Commins, 905-372-7380 or pcommins@sympatico.ca

WARKWORTH ART IN THE PARK – Join is for a juried presentation of established and new artists who display and sell their artwork in Mill Creek Park in the village of Warkworth. Victoria Day Weekend, Saturday, May 21 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 22 from 10 am to 4 pm. www.warkworthartinthepark.ca

Garden/Nature Shops, Lectures, Services & Shows

AVANT-GARDEN SHOP – Your destination for gardening accessories, outdoor decor and backyard birding supplies. Many hand-made items from Canadian artisans. 165 Sherbrooke St., Peterborough, 705-743-0068. www.avantgardenshop.com

THE BIRDHOUSE NATURE STORE – If bird feeding is your favourite hobby, we'll be your favourite store! Feeders, seed, birdbaths, garden accents, garden flags, gifts and more. Downtown Wooler. 613-397-3230, www.thebirdhouse.ca

COBOURG HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Presents April 6: Martin Galloway – Gardening as Eco Systems; May 4: David Phillips – Weather and Your Garden, and the Spring Mini Flower Show; May 21: Annual Plant Sale – Columbus Community Centre, 9 – 11 am; June 1: Paul Zammit – Toronto's Botanical Gardens - An Insider's Perspective. Meetings take place the 1st Wednesday of each month. Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. East, Cobourg. All are welcome, but a $5 guest fee applies to non-members. Refreshments at 7 pm, meetings at 7:30 pm. www.cobourggardenclub.org

THE COUNTY GARDEN SHOW – Enjoy the flower show and judged floral competition, the Victorian tea room, crafts, local vendors and welcome back the Alpacas! This annual gala event, hosted by the Prince Edward County Horticultural Society, will be held at the Crystal Palace, Picton Fairgrounds, from 10 am to 4 pm. www.pechorticultural.org 

GARDENS PLUS – We specialize in easy-care perennials including hostas, daylilies, coneflowers and coral bells. Our 19th season of annual events includes perennial workshops, 'Hosta Fest' and 'Daylilies in Bloom'. Award-winning display gardens, personal shopping and mail order Canada wide. You can even reserve online for future pick-up before the season starts in May! 136 County Road 4, Donwood/Peterborough, 705-742-5918. www.gardensplus.ca

MAPLE LEAVES FOREVER – A charitable foundation that advocates and supports the planting of native Canadian maples in increasing numbers across the rural and urban landscape of southern Ontario. Providing saplings and larger maple trees to planting agencies and landowners on a cost shared basis by working with seed collectors and private tree nurseries so that a certified supply of seed zone identified native sugar, red and silver maple seedlings are available to be grown into saplings and trees. www.mapleleavesforever.com

OUTDOOR AWARENESS LANDSCAPING – Consultation, design, installation. Gardening, planting, pruning. Rockeries, Sodding, Maintenance. Natural, native and drought tolerant landscapes. Specializing in bird and butterfly gardens. 1334 Centre Dummer Rd., Norwood, 705-639-2077.

PETERBOROUGH GARDEN SHOW – For the love of gardening come out and enjoy the 16th annual show with well-known speakers and over 100 vendors and exhibitors. April 8, 5 pm to 9 pm; April 9, 10 am to 5 pm; April 10, 10 am to 4 pm. Admission: $8 per day, $12 per weekend pass, children 12 and under free with an adult. For advance ticket sales call 705-799-5378. 911 Monaghan Rd, north of Lansdowne St. in the Evinrude Centre. www.peterboroughgardenshow.com

PETERBOROUGH HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – March 23: Anna Mizyn of Anna's Perennials – Cactus & Succulents; April 27: Brad White – An Eclectic English Gardener in Canada. Meetings on the 4th Wednesday of each month. As of March meetings will be held at the Lion's Centre, 347 Burnham St. Doors open at 6:30 pm for socializing with a 7 pm meeting start. Annual membership rates are $20 individual, $25 family, $2 per guest. All are welcome and you don't have to be an experienced gardener. www.peterboroughhort.com

VILLAGE GREEN – Organic seeds, seedlings, gourmet/health foods, local soaps, candles, teas, oils, vinegars, gifts and more! 535 Ashley St., Foxboro, open Tuesday - Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, 613-961-0654. www.thevillagegreen.ca

Health & Wellbeing

COBOURG CENTRE FOR HYPNOSIS – A safe and effective method which enables you to change your thoughts, feelings, habits and behaviours. It can help you become healthier and happier. 905-377-8585, cobourgcentreforhypnosis.com 

HERRON FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC – Our purpose is to educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health through natural chiropractic care. In a health care culture that focuses on drugs and surgery, we believe that we can inspire patients of all ages who are frustrated and sick and give them hope to achieve optimal health. The Fleming Building, 1005 Elgin St. West, Suite 206, Cobourg. 905-377-0555. www.herronchiropractic.com

PSYCHIC LORI – Spiritual medium & intuitive healer with over 30 years of experience. Personal readings and reiki healing. Serving Northumberland county. Call or text 905-372-0464. www.psychiclori.webs.com

WAVELENGTHS YOGA NORWOOD – Join us for group yoga classes in Norwood and Westwood. We also offer one-on-one yoga therapy, teacher trainings, workshops, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) courses and Trauma-Informed Yoga trainings for yoga teachers (www.traumainformedyoga.ca). June 4-5 we're hosting an informative workshop on pelvic floor health. All are welcome. 705-639-8937 or wavelengths@gmail.com. www.wavelengthsyoga.com 


NORTHUMBERLAND LEARNING CONNECTION – Spring series: 'Frontiers in Genetics', begins March 31 through May 5. Advances in genetics attract controversy. Darwin's theory of natural selection was attacked for the questions it raised about the origins of man. Today, stunning breakthroughs in genetics promise to cure disease and feed the world. They also introduce ethical dilemmas and questions of security. This program explores frontiers in genetics. Experts will talk about personalized medicine, GMO foods, evolutionary genetics, and new learning about brain diseases. Six lectures on Thursday evenings, March 31 to May 5 from 7:30 to 9:30 pm at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer St. E., Cobourg and five seminars on Friday mornings, April 1 to 29 from 9 to 11 am at Port Hope Public Library, 31 Queen St., Port Hope. For speakers, lecture topics, tickets and more information visit www.northumberlandlearningconnection.ca


HUTCHISON HOUSE MUSEUM – One of the oldest limestone houses in Peterborough, the museum offers a glimpse of life in Ontario in the 1800s. Hours: September through May, Monday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. June through Labour Day, Tues-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm & Saturday/Sunday, 1 to 4 pm. (Costumed Guides on duty 1 to 4 pm, July & August.) 270 Brock St., Peterborough, 705-743-9710. www.hutchisonhouse.ca

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – 'Building Identity: Discovering Peterborough's Architecture' on display April 3 through June 19. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180. www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca

SIFTON-COOK HERITAGE CENTRE – Interesting World War I & II displays in the Barracks and a working 1870 Model Railway outdoors for younger visitors. Volunteer guides and gift shop. Entry is free. Cobourg, across from the Legion, open Saturday 10 am to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 5 pm, including holiday Mondays from Victoria Day weekend through Thanksgiving weekend. Groups please phone 905-372-0698. http://northumberlandheritage.ca


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK – Presents a double bill with Martyn Joseph (Wales) and Dave Gunning (Nova Scotia) on Sunday, April 17 at 7.30 pm. From Prince Edward Island, Gordie MacKeeman and His Rhythm Boys on Sunday, April 24 at 7.30pm. Both concerts at The Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St. Peterborough. Tickets on-line at www.markethall.org and Moondance. Information on the 29th Season at www.folkundertheclock.ca

4TH LINE THEATRE – Presents 'The Hero of Hunter Street,' June 28 through July 23 and 'The Bad Luck Bank Robbers' (inspired by Grace Barker's book) August 2 through August 27. At the Winslow Farm, Millbrook, 705-932-4445 or 1-800-814-0055. www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca

VOS THEATRE – Presents 'Young Frankenstein,' an electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film. Guaranteed to leave you in stitches! Opening on April 14. Victoria Hall Concert Hall, Cobourg. Tickets: 905-372-2210, 1-855-372-2210 or vostheatre.com

WESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE – Presents a new opera 'The Pencil Salesman'. Gala Opening on Saturday June 25 at 2 pm, continuing June 26 at 2pm, July 1 at 7 pm, July 2 and 3 at 2 pm. Pre-concert chats one hour before each performance. At The Barn, just outside of Campbellford, 705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777. To download their season brochure visit: www.westben.ca

Pet Wellbeing

BEHAVIOUR ISSUES! DOES YOUR PET HAVE ANY?! I CAN HELP YOU! – Kim Malonie has over 20 years' experience helping animals with physical, emotional and behavioural issues. Personal and long-distance consultations. Pet sitting available. 905-342-5312 or kmalonie@eagle.ca. www.animalwhisper.com

GLOBAL PET FOODS – Natural, holistic pet food, supplements and treats, wild bird seed, hypo-allergenic, raw and grain free diets, toys, clothes and accessories. Frequent buyer program and Air Miles offered. 471 Division St., Cobourg, 905-373-1984 or globalcobourg@gmail.com

NORTHUMBERLAND HUMANE SOCIETY – We are a charitable community resource, dedicated to protecting and providing temporary shelter and comfort to all animals in need and promoting adoption and re-homing for abused, abandoned, neglected and unwanted companion animals. Operating solely on fundraising efforts, community support and donation by wonderful people like you! You may donate now on our website. 371 Ward St., Port Hope. Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 11 am to 4 pm, 905-885-4131 or north1@eagle.ca. www.northumberlandhumanesociety.com


WEDDING OFFICIANT – Rev. Mary McCandless creates customized wedding ceremonies (civil, spiritual, romantic, vow renewal, commitment, elopement). Baptisms, spiritual christenings, funerals, celebrations of life. Cobourg, 905-377-8585. www.fourseasonscelebrations.com

Workshops & Retreats

CIRCLE WISDOM – Mother-Daughter Travel: Join us for a once in a lifetime travel adventure for women of all ages. Hot springs, horseback riding on the beach, whale watching. June 30 to July 10, Iceland. Journey to the Heart of Mother Earth: Sandra Moon Dancer guides a joyful, transformative journey where Mother Earth's magic is alive in the land of fire and ice. (Open to all.) July 15 to 24, Iceland. More info: 416-538-7709 or info@circlewisdom.ca. www.circlewisdom.ca

DHARMA CENTRE OF CANADA – Spring events: Exploring Chanting, Yin Yoga and Meditation with Tony Tavares, April 21 to April 24; Meditative Garden Club with Trudy Gold, Linda Hochstettler and Abrah Arneson, April 22 to 24 and May 27 to 29; Mindfulness and Meditation for Beginners with Sharon Davison, May 20 to May 23; Paramitas, Death and Dying with Lama Lena, June 3 to June 7. Kinmount, 705-488-2704 or 1-866-266-0966 or info@dharmacentre.org. www.dharmacentre.org

LOUISE HAY PROGRAM – Love yourself, heal your life. Certified 'Louise Hay' teacher offers 2-day workshops and personal sessions to those seriously desiring positive life changes. Simple, common-sense method, internationally proven. 705-632-1441, 1-800-434-0378 or intunewithself@aol.com

SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. Windsor: April 16 & 17; Sudbury: April 30 & May 1; Toronto: June 11 & 12; Peterborough: August 20 & 21. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or glenn@shamanspiritpath.com. www.shamanspiritpath.com

ThinkBFAB – Mindfulness conversations amongst our peaceful surroundings. Mindfulness thinking and practice of living in the moment will guide you as you are consciously awakened to who you really are...your authentic self! Kendal, 905-442-4354 or info@thinkbfab.com. www.thinkbfab.com

THIRTEEN MOONS WELLNESS – Celebrating our 15th anniversary in May. The first 13 people to book a two night stay will save 15 per cent on meals and accommodation. Check our website for other tokens of appreciation for your support. Norwood, 705-652-9329 or 1-888-326-7326. www.thirteenmoons.ca


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