Regional Listings

Art Classes, Galleries, Groups & Supplies

NU-FORM ART GALLERY AND GIFTS – Showcasing regional and national artists with works ranging from painting and prints to pottery and sculpture. The gallery offers a wide variety in selection and prices. Also offering design services and commissions. Open seasonally: April to December, Thursday to Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, 11 am to 4pm, or by appointment. 4272 Hwy. 7, Norwood. 705-639-1093 or Facebook and

THE PAINTED TREE: CUSTOM FRAMING, ART SUPPLIES AND CLASSES – Drop in for all your art supplies, custom framing needs and a variety of classes to develop your skills. We are the only local supplier of quality art materials in the Northumberland area. We stock a large supply of canvasses in every size, oil, acrylic and watercolour paints and tools, and many other types of materials for both children and adults. Our classes are taught by professional artists who deal in all mediums and teach all levels of skill development. Come in, be inspired and develop your inner artist! 264 Division St. (just off the main street beside Trinity Church), Cobourg, 905-372-1313 or

PAINTINGS BY MARGARET MCFETRIDGE – Joyous and uplifting describe the floral paintings of Margaret McFetridge. View her work in her 1880’s carriage house aka The Bloomin’ Barn open Thursday to Monday, 10 am to 5 pm. 71 Consecon St., Wellington,

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 – Showcasing the artistic expressions of 40 local and national artists and artisans. Functional, decorative and whimsical designs providing gift giving at its very best! 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. Payment: credit card or cash. 493 Flying Club Road, Stirling. 613-395-0727 or

MILLBROOK DOWNTOWN – Visit our charming village and discover the boutiques, shops, restaurants and so
much more. Facebook.

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

POSIES FLOWERS & FASHIONS – Summer fashion finds for women including Libra, Tribal, Jag Jean and more. 3 Bridge St. W., Bancroft, 613-332-5645.

PRINCESS SODALITE MINE ROCK SHOP – Mark your calendar for a Giant Tent Sale which starts on Monday, July 28 until Sunday, August 13. Jewellery, metaphysical supplies, crystals, fossils, gift items, a large selection of Auralite 23 plus lots of surprises you don’t want to miss. 31241 Highway 28 East, Bancroft, 613-332-8274. Open daily 10 am to 5 pm. Facebook and

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

SLEEP MADE SIMPLE – Putting Northumberland to bed for over 25 years! Offering Therapedic sleep products and Husky line by Sleepking (making mattresses in Canada since 1968), bedroom furniture and accessories. A wide selection of duvets, pillows and sheets. 129 King St. West, Cobourg. 905-373-9233 or

TWOLOOM ALPACAS – Come to the farm for a unique shopping experience. Alpaca socks, mittens, gloves, hats and scarves available or made to order. We also have alpaca blankets, throws and duvets available in season. 290 County Road 35, RR2, Hastings,
705-696-1649 or

WILLOW LIEFESTYLE BOUTIQUE – Constantly stocked with over 1,000 made in Canada garments! Lifestyle clothing to fit all women. Incredible Cruise Wear! 28 Main Street, Brighton, 613-475-4647.

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.

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.

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.


ART ON MAIN – Visit downtown Brighton’s local merchants and public spaces as they have collaborated with local artists to bring you a unique experience. Stroll downtown and enjoy visual, culinary and the performing arts, live music and entertainment. Memorial Park, Brighton. July 8, 10 am to 5 pm. More info: or

BEERFESTS.CA – presents the Northumberland County Beer Festival. Come sample great tasting, fresh, quality craft beers from across Ontario. 19+. Saturday, September 16, Baltimore Recreation Centre, 23 Community Centre Road, Baltimore (north of Cobourg, off Northumberland County Road 45, take exit 474 from the 401). Tickets available starting in late June:

BUCKHORN FINE ART FESTIVAL – Indulge your senses in fine art, fine food and fine music! With acres of art for sale in the Buckhorn Community Centre and 11 gallery buildings located in the tranquility of a picturesque, woodland, park-like setting. Enjoy our family ARTivity Zone. Opening Night Garden Party: Friday, August 18, 6 to 10 pm. Festival continuing: Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20. 1782 Lakehurst Rd., Harcourt.

FRIENDS OF THE HASTINGS BRANCH LIBRARY – Stock up on great summer reading at our summer book sale. Please drop off any books for donations to the Library during regular Library hours after June 12. Happy summer reading! The sale is on Saturday, June 24 and the library is located at Albert Street and Bridge Street. More info: 705-696-2111 or

HASTINGS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL – Celebrating Canada 150! Vendors’ village, local artisans, petting zoo, live music, food, beverage pavilion, classic and antique car show and more. August 18 to 20. Hastings Village Marina, Dit Clapper Drive.

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 15 & 16, 10 am – 4 pm (rain or shine). 905-753-2196 or or Facebook.

INCREDIBLE EDIBLES FESTIVAL – Savour local foods from farm to table. With music, a children’s activity tent, goat race, water buffalo, birds of prey demonstration and more. Saturday, July 9, 11 am to 4 pm, free admission, in downtown Campbellford.

JAMFEST –Come enjoy local musicians jamming in Memorial Park Downtown Brighton on August 12 from 10 am to 5 pm. Donations accepted. Contact:

LAVEANNE LAVENDER FIELDS – July is blossom month. Join us daily, in July only, for lunch, yoga and meditation classes or tours. Special events showcase the beauty, fragrance and versatility of lavender. Visit our website for details on workshops.

MILLBROOK LADIES’ NIGHT OUT – Fantastic food, shopping and entertainment! Browse through the downtown shops and 50-plus street vendors. A variety of cuisine will be available as well as a cameo performance by 4th Line Theatre at 4 pm and the Rick and Gailie Band from 4 to 6 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Thursday, August 3, 4 pm to 9 pm, Downtown Millbrook. More info visit:

NATURE DISCOVERY TOURS – Explore our stories with over 30 tours in conjunction with the Bancroft & District Chamber of Commerce and the Bancroft Area Stewardship Council. Guided, interpretive, hands-on tours include Birding, Forestry, Fish Hatchery and Mineral Collecting. For full details: 1-888-443-9999 or

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 8 & 9, 10 am to 4 pm, Newcastle Memorial Arena, 103 Caroline St. W.

ROTARY CLUB OF WELLINGTON – Presents ‘Canada 150, Eh!’ raising funds for the PEC Hospital Building Fund. Canadiana Attire is encouraged. Wine, beer, cider and spirits tastings. Live and silent auctions and a fine dinner by Chef Sujo from Soup Opera. Groove DJ will provide the music and wine will be served with the meal. All included for $85. Saturday August 26, 5:30 pm at the Wellington Community Centre. Ticket info:

TRENT HILLS – Celebrating Canada 150! With something going on for everyone – see their ad on the outside back cover of this issue for more details or call 705-653-1551 or 1-888-653-1556 or visit:

TRENTON SCOTTISH-IRISH FESTIVAL – With 27 years of tradition, the festival includes a military tattoo, live music, dance, art, jewellery, clothing and costumes, ancestry and heavy events competitions. Take in the vendors’ village, various demonstrations, the heritage tent and children’s play area. September 9 and 10, Centennial Park, Trenton.

TWEED ART IN THE PARK – Exhibiting a variety of local talent, metal, wood, pottery and fibre art. Saturday, August 5, 10 am to 5 pm, Tweed Memorial Park, Stoco Lake, Highway 37. More info:

WELLINGTON CLASSIC FOR CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES – Join us for the 5th annual golf tournament raising money for a Telemedicine unit for Prince Edward County. Scramble format for nine holes of golf, cart, turkey dinner, wine and incredible silent auction. Did you know there are no child psychiatrists in either Hastings or Prince Edward counties? Help us improve youth and child mental health via Telemedicine. Tickets are $80 per person ($60 for members of WOTL Golf Course) and $25 for dinner only. Thursday, July 6, 1:30 pm, Wellington on the Lake Golf Course. Contact Kate Brookfield: 613-399-9060.

Farmers’ Markets

BELLEVILLE FARMERS’ MARKET – Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 8 am to 5 pm, Market Square at Pinnacle St. Facebook

CAMPBELLFORD FARMERS’ MARKET – Wednesday and Saturday, 8 am to noon, corner of River and Front Streets. Facebook

COBOURG FARMERS’ MARKET – Saturday, 8 am to 1 pm, Market Square, downtown Cobourg right behind Victoria Hall.

PETERBOROUGH FARMERS’ MARKET – Saturday, 7 am to 1 pm, by the Memorial Centre, George and Lansdowne Streets in Peterborough.

Garden Lectures & Shows

CAMPBELLFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Presents their 14th Annual Garden Tour, Saturday, July 15, 10 am to 4 pm; Garden Party, August 14; Plant Sale, September 9.The Society’s meetings and program, 1st Monday, February through June, and August through December, 7:30 pm at Christ Church, 154 Kent Street, Campbellford. Facebook and

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.

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.

NUTRITIONIST JANE – a holistic nutritionist since 2005, both in-home visits as well as office appointments are offered. Discounts for seniors, children, couples and families. Serving Peterborough and surrounding areas.705-740-5092,

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.

TEMPLE BODY – Return to Self and Wellness. Enjoy a quick and lasting recovery from both chronic and acute conditions with the Bowen Technique. This unique form of bodywork has applications for stress reduction, pain relief and injury repair. Gentle, yet effective, Bowen is suitable for everyone, from newborns to the elderly and is even safe for pregnant women. 905-375-3648 or

WAVELENGTHS YOGA NORWOOD – Join us for our Costa Rica Jungle Adventure Yoga Retreat, February 3-10, 2018. Our next 200-hour Trauma-informed Yoga Teacher training begins in October. 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: 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.) September through May, Monday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. 270 Brock St., Peterborough, 705-743-9710.

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

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Presents ‘Made in Canada Really?’ On display July 1 through October 1. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180.


THE DHARMA CENTRE OF CANADA – looking for kitchen and house-keeping staff. For full details go to


4TH LINE THEATRE – Presents ‘Bombers: Reaping The Whirlwind’ on July 4 to 29 and ‘The History of Drinking in Cavan’ on August 7 to 26 at The Farm in Millbrook. 705-932-4445 or 1-800-814-0055.

VOS THEATRE – presents ‘Anne of Green Gables’ – A Canadian classic to celebrate Canada’s 150th Birthday! July 13, 14, 15, & 20, 21, 22 at 7:30 pm; July 15, 16 & 22 at 2 pm. Tickets: $27 – Group Rates Available, Victoria Hall, Cobourg.

WESTBEN CONCERTS AT THE BARN – Presents ‘Canada Dreams’ on Sunday, July 2, 1 to 5 pm (free event). Canada on the World Stage: ‘Preludes to Canada’ with Donna Bennett and Brian Finley, Thursday, July 20, 7 to 9 pm; ‘Bird Songs’ with Rashaan Allwood (piano), Friday, July 21, 7 to 9 pm; ‘Romancing the Piano’ with Jan Lisiecki (piano), Saturday, July 22, 2 to 4 pm; Angela Hewitt (piano), Sunday, July 23, 2 to 4 pm. One-of-a-Kind Experiences: ‘Sounds of Nature’ with Parker Finley (Clock Tower Cultural Centre), Friday, July 21, 3 to 5 pm & Saturday, July 22, 10 am to 12 pm; ‘Song Birds: Find the birds, find the pianist!’ (Ferris Provincial Park), Saturday, July 22, 7 to 9:30 am; ‘Under the Lid’ with Daniel Wiersma (Clock Tower Cultural Centre), Saturday, July 22, 10 am to 12 pm; ‘On the Record’ with Andy Thompson (Studio 29, Warkworth), Saturday, July 22, 7 to 9 pm & Sunday, July 23, 10 am to 12 pm. For a complete season lineup and more info visit

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

NORTHUMBERLAND HUMANE SOCIETY – Save the date for the walk to fight animal cruelty – September 24. 905-885-4131. Facebook and


REAL ESTATE SALES REPRESENTATIVE BRENDA KLOOSTRA – Whether it’s your first home or your final home, you will have Brenda’s 100 percent commitment and she’ll have your best interest at heart! Brenda Kloostra, Sales Representative, Royal LePage ProAlliance Realty, 1111 Elgin St. West, Northumberland Mall, Cobourg. 905-375-2146 (direct), 905-377-8888 (office) or (email).

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.

Studio Tours

APSLEY AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR – Renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines. Located in the North Kawarthas, many of the studios are tucked away in beautiful, scenic locations where local artists and guests present new and exciting
works. September 16 and 17.

BANCROFT & AREA AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR – Enjoy the area’s rugged landscape and spectacular autumn colors while driving to visit the artists and artisans on our tour! Brochure guides available for fee at Art Gallery of Bancroft and other local businesses. September 16 and 17 & September 23 and 24.

CRAMAHE STUDIO TOUR – Join us for our first ever studio tour! Brochures available at Vito’s Restaurant in Colborne and from participating artists. August 5 and 6. 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 23 and 24.

NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STUDIO TOUR – Some of Northumberland County’s most talented artists and artisans open their studios for you to explore. September 9 and 10.

Workshops & Retreats

DHARMA CENTRE OF CANADA – Retreats and programs for June & July: Dzogchen View, Meditation & Conduct, Lama Mark Webber, June 10 to June 13; Experience Mindfulness: A Tool Kit for Calm, Felicity Bannister & Eva Dametto, June 16 to June 21; Dzogchen Teachings, Transmissions and Empowerments From the Yangzab Cycle, Venerable Lho Ontul Rinpoche, June 23 to June 28; Exploration of Sacred Chanting, Tony Tavares, July 6 to July 9; Meditative Garden Club, Linda Hochstetler, July 14 to July 16; Foundations of Tantra, Sensei Doug Duncan, July 21 to July 28, Green Tara Empowerment, Sensei Doug Duncan
July 22; Meditation, Mark-Making and Meaning, Heather Rigby, July 28 to Aug 4. More info: 705-488-2704 or

HEARTWOOD GATHERING – Join us for a weekend to explore the diverse relationships that humans have with plants. Whether you have an interest in herbal medicine, stewardship, foraging, gardening, craftsmanship, spiritual connection or simply the enjoyment of observing a wildflower – this gathering is for you! July 21 to 23, in the beautiful Ganaraska Forest and Forest Centre
near Port Hope. More info:

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

SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. Windsor: August 19 & 20; Peterborough: August 26 & 27; Toronto: September 9 & 10; Ottawa (Almonte): September 16 & 17. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and
faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or