Regional Listings

Art Classes, Galleries, Groups & Supplies

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:
STONEWOOD GALLERY – Offering high-quality products from local and Canadian artisans. From custom furniture to antiques, woodturnings, jewellery, fine art, photography, giftware and more. Open seasonally: May to December, Wednesday through Saturday, 10:30 am to 5 pm and by appointment. 905-373-1252.


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

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.

THE GIFT BOUTIQUE AND ART GALLERY – An upscale venue showcasing an eclectic mix of Canadian handmade designs. Gifts include original paintings, photography, pottery, jewellery, metal, wood and fibre wall hangings plus so much more. Be prepared to be surprised! Open Fridays and Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm and the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, 11 am to 4 pm, or by appointment. Credit card or cash only, please. 493 Flying Club Road, Stirling. 613-395-0727 or

NIFFERS CLOTHING – Offering an original line of girls’ clothing designed by Jennifer Martin. Our goal is to bring you a quality handmade garment that is perfect for that special little person in your life. 60 Hastings St., Bancroft, 613-334-6345 or

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 9 pm 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.

Culinary Shops, Dining & Markets

OSLAND FARM MARKET & BAKERY – We are a year-round market, open 5 days a week all winter, 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.) Port Hope, 905-375-5365, or Facebook.

PETERBOROUGH FARMER’S MARKET – Fresh and local. Open year-round – inside from November to April. Saturday, 7 am to 1 pm, by the Memorial Centre, George and Lansdowne Streets in Peterborough.

SPRUCEWOOD HANDMADE COOKIE CO. – Now open in Cobourg! 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 their 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.


A GIFT OF CHRISTMAS SHOW AND SALE – Get into the Christmas spirit by visiting all the vendors and find that special gift. Sunday, December 3 at A Gift of Art, 187 King Avenue East, Newcastle.

CHRISTMAS AT PRESQU’ILE ARTSAND CRAFTS SHOW – Featuring the work of over 130 of Eastern Ontario’s finest artisans and crafters. November 4, 5, 8, 11 and 12, 10 am to 4 pm. Free entry to Presqu’ile Park and the Show, Brighton. More info: 613-475-1688 or email

CHRISTMAS FAYRE – Mark your calendar for fun and festivities at the 79th annual Fayre. Treat yourself or those on your Christmas list from a vast selection of unique, homespun gifts and goodies to suit every age. Take a break from your browsing and experience the delectable delights of homemade soups, sandwiches and squares from 11 am to 2 pm in our relaxing Tea Room. Come and celebrate the season by being a part of PHUC’s spirited tradition! November 15, 11 am to 3 pm, Port Hope United Church. More info:

FRIENDS OF THE HASTINGS BRANCH LIBRARY – Present their annual author’s night featuring Janet Kellough. Ontario, novelist, storyteller, playwright and performer, Janet’s latest novel ‘Wishful Seeing’ has been shortlisted for the 2017 Ellis Award in the Best Novel category. ( A fundraising event, admission is a freewill offering which will benefit ongoing programs at the library. Friday, September 29, 7:30 pm, Hastings Civic Centre, 6 Albert Street (Albert St. and Bridge St.) More info: 705-696-2111 or

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE IN PETERBOROUGH – A full day of speakers and workshops designed to Engage Share Empower. March 8, 2018. To be notified of early bird ticket sales coming in November, subscribe to our newsletter at

KNOWLEDGE CIRCLES PROJECT – A new project that invites citizens in The Land Between region (from Georgian Bay to the Ottawa Valley) to share their observations/knowledge of the land and build community relationships. Project leaders are The Land Between organization with Hastings Stewardship Council and Curve Lake First Nation. For more info:

MAKE IT INDIE FINE CRAFT AND ART SHOW – Supporting regional artisans for 8 years! Saturday, November 18, 10 am to 4 pm, Cobourg Lions Centre. Adults $2.

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR – View special heritage and contemporary homes of Prince Edward County all decked out in holiday finery. Funds raised from this self- guided tour help to preserve historical county buildings. Sunday, December 3, 11 am to 5 pm. More info: Contact Peta Shelton by email:

TRENT HILLS GRANNIES FOR AFRICA – presents their annual jewellery show and sale of previously loved vintage and costume jewellery, including a lovely selection of accessories. Enjoy fabulous homemade soups, desserts and beverages available all day at The Grannies Café. Saturday, September 30, 10 am to 4 pm at The Gathering Place, St. Paul’s United Church, Main Street, Warkworth. Proceeds support The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s work with the Grannies of Sub-Saharan Africa. Donations of jewellery are always welcomed. More info: Carol at 705-653-0164.

TWEED & AREA STUDIO TOUR – Come and visit 19 vendors in 14 venues on the 20th annual tour. Lots of door prizes! Location brochure available from local businesses, or visit

WRITERS & FRIENDS – Enjoy this 23rd literary afternoon event on Sunday November 12, Trinity College School, Port Hope. Supporting Horizons of Friendship programs in Central America and Mexico. For tickets and more info: 905-372-5483 ext. 10, 1-888-729-9928 or email

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,

DROP BY DROP: Essential Oil Blending Guide – All you need to create therapeutic, essential oil blends easily, effectively and, most importantly, safely.

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.

LICENSED HEAL YOUR LIFE TEACHER/COACH – Offering workshops and coaching sessions to those desiring to live healthier, happier lives. Philosophy based on Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer and other metaphysical teachers. 905-375-4625 or email More info at

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.

WAVELENGTHS YOGA NORWOOD – Our next 200-hour Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher training begins in October. Join us for our Costa Rica Jungle Adventure Yoga Retreat, February 3-10, 2018. We also offer group yoga classes, one-on-one yoga therapy, workshops, MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) courses and Trauma-Informed Yoga trainings for yoga teachers. 705-933-9283 or


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 and 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 & August.)270 Brock St., Peterborough, 705-743-9710.

LANG PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM –Celebrating our 50th anniversary with a variety of special events this autumn. 104 Lang Road, Keene, 1-866-289-5264 or

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Presents ‘Voices from the Engraver’ on display October 8 to December 10. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180.


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK – Presents its 31st season with BRUCE COCKBURN in concert (including full band) for their ‘Bone on Bone’ tour. September 25, 8 pm at Showplace, Peterborough. Tickets: CATHERINE MACLELLAN from PEI with her new show, ‘If It’s Alright With You – The Life and Music of My Father, Gene MacLellan.’ Sunday, November 12, 4 pm matinee at Market Hall Theatre, Peterborough. Tickets: Moondance in Peterborough or

THE ONCE (Christmas concert). This multi-award winning trio from Newfoundland are known for delicious harmonies and foot-stomping instrumentals…join us for a down-home Newfoundland Christmas. Friday, December 1, 8 pm at Market Hall Theatre, Peterborough. Tickets: Moondance in Peterborough or More series info on facebook or

NORTHUMBERLAND PLAYERS – Welcomes you to their exciting 2017/2018 season with comedies, musicals, drama and dinner theatre. For a complete line-up visit

STIRLINGFEST – Presents a feast of classical and jazz music. October 13 to 15 in St. John’s Church and St. Paul’s Church, Stirling. For performance, venue information and ticket info: 613-398-7573 or

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

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, 905-377-8585.

Workshops & Retreats

DHARMA CENTRE OF CANADA – Retreats and programs for September through December: ‘Venerable Lho Ontul Rinpoche,’ Sept 22 to Oct 3; ‘An Insight Retreat on the 12 Examples of Illusion with teachings from the Drikung Yangzab’ with Lama Mark Webber, Oct 4 to 29. ‘Retreat with Ajahn Viradhammo’ from The Buddhist Place, Peterborough, Nov 2 to 5; ‘Exploring the Lotus Sutra’ with Tony Travares, Nov 9 to Nov 13; ‘Open Mind Retreat’: 4 Day Retreat with Jack Connelly, Nov 17 to 21; ‘Autumn Devotional Song & Meditation Retreat’ with ​Shara Claire, Nov 24 to 26; ‘Winter Deep Retreat’ , Dec 1 to 6; ‘New Years’ Retreat’ with Steven & Cheryl Gellman, Dec 29 to Jan 1, 2018. More info: 705-488-2704 or

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

SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. Sudbury: September 30 & October 1; Toronto: January 27 & 28; Peterborough: February 24 & 25; Ottawa (Almonte): March 17 & 18. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or