Regional Listings

Art Galleries & Groups

BARBEL SMITH GALLERY – Offering uniquely stylized, contemporary Canadian landscapes for commercial and residential installations. The walk-in and online galleries offer access to Fine Art, an extensive Print Shop and the ability for clients to ‘view art in your space’ with the augmented reality application. There is also a ‘referral program’. Details at:

INUIT FINE ART – Official Grand Opening! Please join us Saturday, May 5, 10 am – 6 pm to celebrate Port Hope’s first fine art gallery specializing in Inuit art. Come and enjoy Northern-themed music, refreshments and original prints, drawings and sculpture from the renowned to Kinngait Studios Arts Co-operative in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. The gallery is open now from Wednesday to Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm and Sunday, noon – 4 pm. More info:

SPIRIT OF THE HILLS – Our purpose is to build and sustain a rich cultural life in Northumberland County. We invite you to join our family of artists, artisans, writers, photographers and performers as we foster creativity through multiple events and educational opportunities throughout the region. Membership information and more:


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.

Boutiques, Shops & Studios

THE BIRDHOUSE NATURE STORE – For all nature lovers we have seed and suet, bird feeders, accessories, nest boxes, bird baths, books, gifts and garden flags. Come in and check out what’s new. Formerly in Wooler and now located at 240 Presqu’ile Parkway in Brighton. 613-475-9510, Facebook:@thebirdhousenaturestore,

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 until December 24. 613-478-5068.

BLUE FROG WATER GARDENS – For all your water garden needs! Plants, pumps, filters, supplies, repairs, maintenance and installations. 4270 County Rd. 45, Cobourg. (Just 2 km north of the 401.) 905-373-5103.
PRINCESS SODALITE MINE ROCK SHOP – Open for the 2018 season on Friday, April 27. Collect your own Amethyst, Sodalite, Smoky Quartz, Mica, Pyrite, various Feldspars and dozens of more mineral varieties in the Rock Farm. Princess Sodalite Mine Rock Shop, 31241 Hwy. 28 East, Bancroft. 613-332-8274. Follow us on Facebook.

OASIS BOUTIQUE – Nestled on the main street in charming Millbrook, Oasis Boutique stocks handbags, clothing and sleepwear, accessories, NYC jewellery, esthetics, nail enhancements and so much more. Always something new and unique! Come and browse the Up! Pants clothing line featured in this issue of The Link. 26 King Street East, Millbrook. 705-932-8267. Always open at

OLD TIN SHED – Home décor and gifts. Heritage lighting, salvage furniture, linens, rugs, hardware, jewellery, clothing. With over 200 artists and suppliers represented in our shop we are always on the lookout for the unusual, the hard-to-find and the one-of-a-kind pieces to thrill our faithful customers. 25 Sherbourne St., Bancroft, 613-332-6565. For more info visit and shop online at

STONEWOOD GALLERY – Proudly featuring handmade designs from more than 50 Canadian artisans and artists. Our eclectic mix of work includes woodworking, from furniture to cigar humidors, original paintings, jewellery and metal work, fibre art, glass, photography, lino prints, antiques and much, much more. We have a large selection of Canadian designed cards as well as a unique selection of giftware. 3311 Burnham St. N., (6 minutes north of Cobourg & the 401, just before Camborne.) Open Seasonally from May 2 – December 24. Hours of Business: Wednesday to Saturday, 10:30 am – 5 pm. Email:

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

Culinary Shops, Dining & Markets

SPRUCEWOOD HANDMADE COOKIE CO. – With factory outlet prices, come and enjoy free cookie samples of sweet and savoury/cheddar shortbread. Gift baskets, specialty packs and the ‘Chef’s picks.’ Also offering specialty products that pair with our fine shortbread. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (closed Sundays). 628 Ontario St., Cobourg. 905-372-0707.

Esthetics, Spas & Salons

MYSTIC ROOTS – We are 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.

Events & Performances

ART FOR AUTISM FESTIVAL – Join us for this 2nd Annual event with live Entertainment, wine and cheese, silent auction and Art Festival on Saturday and Sunday. Featuring Eddie LePage, W. David Ward, Mike Smalley, John Lennard, Olaf Schneider & many more! Gala Preview Friday June 1st, 7 – 11 pm. Tickets $60. Events on June 2 and 3, 11 am to 5 pm, Tickets $5. 100% ticket sales go to Community Living Trent Highlands ‘Wish Fund.’ The Mount Community Centre, 1545 Monaghan Road, Peterborough. Contact: Ellen Cowie, 705-930-8871 or

ART SALAD – A visual smorgasbord in Grafton! An outdoor art show featuring mosaics, pottery, jewellery, painting, fabric arts and more. June 2 and 3, 10 am to 5pm. 10821 Cty. Rd. 2, Grafton. More info: 905-349-1032 or

IN A GARDEN – A show and sale of works influenced by the garden: beeswax candles, handmade soap, bird houses, 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 14 and 15, 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine). More info: 905-753-2196 or

MILLBROOK AND CAVAN HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Presents ‘Blocks & Blooms’, a tour of distinctive gardens and heritage properties. Tour at your own pace through the picturesque village of Millbrook and enjoy the beauty and artistry of new and heirloom quilts also on display. Saturday, June 23, 10 am to 4 pm, Admission $15. Tickets and more info:

WARKWORTH ART IN THE PARK – The Village of Warkworth will be hosting the 8th Annual ‘Warkworth Art in the Park’ juried show and sale at Mill Creek Park. Join us in a picturesque setting and explore varied fine art and superb craft with an open-air performing pavilion and food. Free admission for visitors. Washrooms available. Victoria Day Weekend, Saturday, May 19, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 20, 10 am to 4 pm.

WESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE – Spring and Early Summer Events @ The Barn: First-Friday Lunchtime Tick Talk: Follow the Lieder, Friday, May 4, 12 to 1pm; First-Friday Lunchtime Tick Talk: Colours of Joseph, Friday, June 1, 12 to 1pm; Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, June 9 and 10, 15 and17; Garden Gala: Westben’s Annual Garden Gala Fundraiser, Sunday, June 24, 1 to 4 pm; Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra: Bach and his World, Saturday, June 30, 2 to 4 pm. More info:

Health & Wellbeing

CRYSTAL THERAPIST – Mary McCandless offers an extensive collection of raw crystals and gemstone jewellery of the highest quality for your home, office, car, personal space or altar. She offers the knowledge to help you choose which is best for your individual situation. A personal consultation is available by appointment. Call 905-377-8585.

FRANJO’S KITCHEN – Full of delicious natural ingredients that work with your body, our lactation snacks help boost milk supply while loading you and baby up with nutrition. Our pregnancy snacks ease nausea, relieve cravings and provide nourishment for you and your growing baby. 1-888-599-5658 or email

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.

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.

REIKI ON WHEELS – Browse our natural health products, tea, jewellery, home décor, unique gifts and semi-precious stones. We also offer in-store demos, on-site Reiki healing, a classroom for special events and seminars as well as psychic, intuitive readings. 613-779-8036, 223 Front Street, Belleville. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

WAVELENGTHS YOGA NORWOOD – Join us for a week of early morning yoga, April 30 – May 4. We have several weekly yoga classes for all levels, one-on-one yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, continuing education for yoga teachers and Thai yoga massage. Join us for Mindful Self-compassion, April 21, 1 to 4 pm with Emmanuelle Festas-Keogh. Next Yoga Teacher Training starts autumn 2018 with Caroline Owen. 705-933-9283 (call or text) or,


PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Presents “If the Shoe Fits: Fashion, Function, Footwear‘’ on display April 14 to June 24. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180.

Pet Wellbeing

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


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

Workshops & Retreats

DHARMA CENTRE OF CANADA – Upcoming Spring Retreats: Open Mind Retreat ​with Jack Connelly, April 20 to 25; Transcendant Sound with Steven Gellman and Ann-Marie Boudreau, April 27 to 30; Thanissaro Bhikku Retreat with (Ajahn Geoff) Abbott of Wat Metta in California, May 4 to 6; Mindful Living with Dr. Wanda Taylor, May 11 to 13; Private Retreat: The Yoga Loft Satya YTT-200 & Sangha Retreat with Joey Henderson, May 25 to May 27; Consciousness through Insight Practice with Kim Sawyer, May 25 to May 31; The Paramis and the Precepts with Gerry Kopelow, June 8 – 12; Anapannasati – Mindfulness of Breathing with Gerry Kopelow, June 13 – 17. Kinmount, 705-488-2704,​ with more details on the retreats at

HAUTE GOAT FARM – Upcoming ‘Farm Life’ workshops: Learn How to Milk a Goat, Make Cheese, The Secret Life of Mushrooms, Beekeeping and many more. Ongoing at Haute Goat Farm. More info: 416-402-8144 or

KEEPING KINDFULNESS IN MIND – A five day (weekend option) mindfulness meditation and loving-kindness retreat
at the Dharma Centre. July 27 to August 1. or

MONEY, MIND & TRANSFORMATION – A weekend retreat at Thirteen Moons Wellness for developing a healthy relationship with money. July 20 to 22. or

SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. April 7-8, Windsor; May 5-6, Sudbury; June 2-3,Toronto; July 28-29,Peterborough. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or