Regional Listings

Art Galleries, Shows and Sales

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: www.barbelsmith.com

BUCKHORN FINE ART FESTIVAL – Acres of original fine art for sale. Opening Night: August 17, 7:30 to 9:30 pm. The show and sale continues August 18 and 19, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Buckhorn Cultural Centre. Tickets and more info: www.buckhornfineart.com

FOOD FOR THOUGHT ART SHOW & AUCTION – Join us for this 7th annual event featuring local artists, vintage and listed mid-century art. Fundraiser for Central Hastings Support Network and Madoc Food Bank. Opening Gala: Friday Aug 10, 6:30 to 9 pm, continuing Saturday, August 11, 10 am to 3 pm with free admission. Arts Centre Hastings, 230 Durham St. South, Madoc (next to the skate park). More info: 613-473-5255 or sally@chsninc.ca. www.chsninc.ca

INUIT FINE ART – Port Hope’s first fine art gallery specializing in Inuit art. The unique and inviting gallery space – located in the heart of historic Port Hope – features original prints, drawings and sculpture from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, home of Canada’s oldest and most renowned Inuit arts Co-operative. Also fine crafts, books and jewellery designed using natural materials celebrating the beauty and bounty of Canada’s far north. Open Tuesday through Saturday at 10 am; Sundays noon to 4 pm. Inuit Fine Art: bringing communities and cultures together through inspiring works of art! www.inuitfineart.com

KAWARTHA ARTISTS’ GALLERY & STUDIO – Presents ‘Interactions’ – Exploring the relationships among all things, June 20 to 15; ‘Figuratively Speaking’ – A show of figurative works and paintings, August 3 to September 9. Kawartha Artists’ Gallery & Studio is a not-for-profit artists’ cooperative exhibiting/selling art by local artists. The Gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 1 to 4 pm. Admission is free. 420 O’Connell Rd, Peterborough. Call: 705-741-2817, like and follow us on Facebook or visit www.kawarthaartists.org

NEWCASTLE ARTIST & ARTISANS SHOW & SALE – Whether you are looking for a special gift, just love the atmosphere of art in a restful setting or want to learn more about that one-of-a-kind creation, this art show is the place to be. July 7 and 8, 10 am to 4 pm, free admission. Newcastle Memorial Arena, 103 Caroline St. W. www.agiftof-art.com/events

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: www.spiritofthehills.org

TWEED ART IN THE PARK – Enjoy a Fish Fry lunch, listen to live music as you shop at the booths of a variety of visual artisans, check out the children’s art area and take time to watch an Oscar Wilde production. Held at Tweed Memorial Park, Stoco Lake (across from Mac’s on Hwy 37), Saturday August 4, 10 am to 5 pm. More info: bmaren@hotmail.com

ZIM ART RICE LAKE GALLERY – Enjoy their 19th annual outdoor exhibition and sale – Rice Lake 19. Featuring the work of over 50 Zimbabwean stone sculptors in a beautiful pastoral setting. Visiting Zimbabwean artist, Tutani Mgabazi, will be on-site to demonstrate the art of stone carving and to talk to visitors. Open daily August 4 to September 2, 11 am to 6 pm with free admission and picnic facilities. 15 minutes south of Peterborough. www.zimart.ca

Automotive

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

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, www.thebirdhouse.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 until December 24. 613-478-5068. www.blackrivertradingcompany.ca

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. www.bluefrogwatergardens.ca

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 www.theoldtinshed.com

PRINCESS SODALITE MINE ROCK SHOP – Come to our ‘Annual Tent Sale’ with jewellery, gifts, metaphysical, minerals and fossils. July 23 until August 12. Follow us on Facebook for updates. Princess Sodalite Mine Rock Shop, 31241 Hwy. 28 East, Bancroft, 613-332-8274. www.princesssodalitemine.ca

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 4 pm (closed Sundays). 628 Ontario St., Cobourg. 905-372-0707.

WILMOT ORCHARDS – Pick your own blueberries. Enjoy our patio, blueberry teas, specialty desserts and organic ice cream. Open late July through August. Call for picking availability. 3337 Concession Rd. 3, Newcastle, 905-987-5279. www.wilmotblueberries.com

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. www.mysticroots.ca

Events

HASTINGS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL – Celebrating our waterfront! Vendors’ village, local artisans, live music, food, beverage pavilion, classic and antique car show, ‘Craft Beer & Wine Show’ and more. August 17 to 19. Hastings Village Marina, 3 Dit Clapper Drive. www.hastingsfestival.ca

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 kathrynsgarden@nexicom.net www.facebook.com/kathrynsgarden

INCREDIBLE EDIBLES FESTIVAL – Savour local foods from farm to table. Experience live music, a children’s activity tent, face painting, craft beer and cider, birds of prey demonstrations and more. Saturday, July 14, 10 am to 4 pm, free admission. Downtown Campbellford.
www.Incredibleediblesfestival.com

LAVEANNE LAVENDER FIELDS – Celebrate the lavender bloom festival with us July 1 to July 31. For food and event information, please visit our website. Our gift shop is open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm, May to December. www.laveanne.com

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY QUILTERS’ GUILD QUILT SHOW – Saturday, July 7 from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, July 8 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Wellington Community Centre, Wellington. Admission $8, under 12 free and we offer a special discount of 25% for bus groups. More info: Penny Hopkins, 613-885-9378 or penny.jane.hopkins@gmail.com. For details follow us on Facebook: Prince Edward County Quilters Guild Quilt Show 2018 or visit: pecqguild.weebly.com

Garden Shows

CAMPBELLFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Presents its 15th Annual Garden Tour, Saturday, July 21, 10 am to 4 pm; Garden Party, August 13; Plant Sale, September 8. The Society’s meetings and programs, 1st Monday – February through June and September through December, 7:30 pm at Christ Church, Church & Kent Streets, Campbellford. Follow us on Facebook or visit www.gardenontario.org

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.

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 and 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

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 – Wavelengths Yoga offers several weekly yoga classes for all levels, one-on-one yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, continuing education for yoga teachers and Thai Yoga Massage. Yoga Teacher Training starts Fall, 2018 with Caroline Owen. Join us for our Nurturing Harmony Retreat February 2 to 9, 2019 in Costa Rica. 705-933-9283 (call or text) or wavelengths@gmail.com. www.wavelengthsyoga.com

Museums

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

LANG PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM – A living history museum featuring over 30 historic buildings with trade demonstrations by costumed interpreters. Open daily Father’s Day to Labour Day with a variety of special events. 104 Lang Road, Keene, 1-866-289-5264 or info@langpioneervillage.ca. www.langpioneervillage.ca

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Presents ‘On The Trail of the Monarch Butterfly.’ On exhibition June 30 through
September 23. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180. www.peterboroughmuseumandarchives.ca

PROCTOR HOUSE MUSEUM – Experience an afternoon tea that recreates the stately lifestyle of John E. Proctor’s time on August 18, from 2 to 4 pm. Guided tours of this charming home available from Tuesday to Sunday, 1 to 4 pm during July and August. For info: 613-475-2144, info@proctorhousemuseum.ca or visit www.proctorhousemuseum.ca

Performances

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – Celebrating their 15th season! Six concerts featuring New Orford String Quartet, Erin Wall, Andre Laplante, Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal, Mark Fewer, and others. pecmusicfestival.com

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY JAZZ FESTIVAL – Presents top local and international jazz talent in their beautiful wine-country setting. With classic jazz, cutting edge modern and everything in between, there’s something for everyone. pecjazz.org

WESTBEN CONCERTS AT THE BARN – Presents Schumann Liederabend with Wallis Giunta, Friday, July 6, 7 to 9 pm (pre-concert chat 6 pm); Don Giovanni, Saturday, July 7, 2 to 4 pm; Chopin Celebration with Robert Silverman, Sunday, July 8, 2 to 4 pm; Performer-Composer Showcase Concert, Thursday, July 12, 7 to 8 pm; TGIFUN! Debra McGrath and Colin Mochrie, Friday, July 13, 7 to 9 pm (BBQ at 5pm); Vancouver Chamber Choir: Moods & Modes, Saturday, July 14, 2 to 4 pm; Nocturne Under the Stars with Brian Finley and Helen Humphreys, Saturday, July 14, 10:30 to 11:30 pm; Strike Up The Band! Hannaford Street Silver Band Tentet, Sunday, July 15, 2 to 4 pm; Broadway at the Barn: Crazy for Gershwin, July 18 & 19, 25 & 26, 2 pm; British Invasion: Andy Forgie and Big Black Smoke, Friday, July 20, 7 to 9 pm; Taste o’ Scotland, Saturday, July 21, 2 to 4 pm; John McDermott, Sunday, July 22, 2 to 4 pm; Sarah Harmer, Friday, July 27, 7 to 8 pm (BBQ at 5 pm); The Danel String Quartet with Marc-Andre Hamelin, Saturday, July 28, 2 to 4 pm. For more info on the complete season lineup, visit www.westben.ca

Pet Wellbeing

JUSTIN’S PET STORE – Offering natural, holistic pet food, supplements and treats, wild bird seed, hypo-allergenic, raw and grain free diets, toys, clothes and accessories. Frequent buyer program. Compassion for people and their pets! 471 Division St., Cobourg, 905-373-1984 or JustinsPetStore@gmail.com

Services

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

Studio Tours

APSLEY AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR – From the molten heat of the glass furnaces to the cool, smooth feel of carved stone and all points in-between, this self-guided tour is a rare opportunity to meet these talented artists. Watch for the black and white Studio Tour signs that will guide to you a warm welcome. September 15 and 16, 10 am to 5 pm. To learn more about the artists, visit: www.apsleystudiotour.com

BANCROFT & AREA AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR – Join this self-guided tour to experience how our select group of talented artists use local inspirations to shape their unique style of art. Brochures at local businesses. September 22, 23 and 29, 30, from 10 am to 5pm. More info: www.bancroftstudiotour.org

CRAMAHE STUDIO TOUR – Join us for our annual studio tour! Brochures available at Vito’s Restaurant in Colborne and Villa Conte Oak Heights, Cty. Rd. 29 and Covert Hill Rd and from participating artists. August 4 and 5. Follow us on Facebook.

KAWARTHA AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR – For over 30 years the Art Gallery of Peterborough has presented the Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour as part of its commitment to art education and support for local artists. For two days each autumn area artists welcome the public to view artwork, watch demonstrations and share their inspiration. September 22 and 23, 10 am to 5 pm. www.agp.on.ca

NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STUDIO TOUR – Immerse yourself in a weekend of interesting and engaging art, set against a backdrop of beautiful fall colour, as you explore the studios of some of Northumberland County’s most talented artists. This free, self-guided tour is a rare opportunity to meet the artists on the Northumberland Hills Studio Tour. Come fill up your senses! September 8 and 9, 10 am to 5 pm. www.northumberlandstudiotour.ca

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY STUDIO TOUR – Discover County artists as this tour presents a juried selection of the vibrant community’s best artists. September 21 to 23, 10 am to 5 pm. Twenty-fifth anniversary exhibit: ‘County CollAboRaTive’ art show July 13 and14, August 10 and 11. Free admission. More info: pecstudiotour.com

Workshops & Retreats

HAUTE GOAT FARM – Upcoming ‘Farm Life’ workshops: Alpacas 101 – June 23; Introduction to Beekeeping – June 24; Learn How to Milk a Goat, Make Goat Cheese – multiple dates throughout August; The Secret World of Mushrooms with Irka Dyczok – August 27. Haute Goat ‘Shmurgles’ – check website for available dates. More info: 416-402-8144, debbie@hautegoat.com or visit www.hautegoat.com

SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. Peterborough: July 28-29; Toronto: September 8-9; Ottawa (Almonte): September 15-16. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or glenn@shamanspiritpath.com. www.shamanspiritpath.com