Spring Events in Hastings County

To submit your community, arts or non-profit event, free of charge, for print and online publication, please fill in our online form (at the bottom of this page) or email us your listing. DEADLINES to submit events as follows:
FEBRUARY 26 – for early April thru mid June
MAY 6 – for Mid June thru mid September
AUGUST 5 – for mid September thru early December
OCTOBER 28 – for early December thru early April

Art Galleries/Exhibitions

ART GALLERY OF BANCROFT, 10 Flint Avenue, Bancroft, 613-332-1542 agb@nexicom.net www.artgallerybancroft.ca

APRIL 5 – 29: Laura Culic “Invocation”

MAY 23 - 27: “Invitation 2017” – Annual Juried Exhibition

MAY 31 – JULY 1: Ted Duncan – Exhibition of Works

A PLACE FOR THE ARTS Artist run co-operative, Community Trust offices and The Partista espresso bar all under one roof. A warm, welcoming space to meet and be inspired, aplaceforthearts.com 23 Bridge St W. Bancroft


Theatre/Live Entertainment

BANCROFT VILLAGE PLAYHOUSE 5 Hastings St S. Bancroft 613-322-4682 www.boxofficebancroft.com.


BELLEVILLE THEATRE GUILD Pinnacle Theatre, 256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville 613-967-1442 or www.bellevilletheatreguild.ca.

MAR 30 – APRIL 15 - PRIDE & PREJUDICE by Jane Austen & adapted by Jon Jory. In 1813 you have five daughters who cannot inherit and so must marry well. A charming and humorous drama of friendship, rivalry, mistaken beliefs, and love. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10.

JUNE 1 - 17 – LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by Alan Menken & Howard Ashman. From the darkness of Skid Row comes a wild ride. A dark but hilarious musical tribute to the doo-wop music and B-rated horror movies of the 1950s. The score will have you tapping your toes and rethinking the extremes you would go to for love, fame, and fortune. Adults $25, Seniors $22, Students $10.



APRIL 6 – 16 - JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL (and living in Maynooth), 8 performances over 2 weekends, the Old Community Centre. Tickets $22 613-338-2862. Presented by Performing Arts Bancroft in aid of Alzheimer support.


STIRLING FESTIVAL THEATRE, West Front St., Stirling 613-395-2100 1-877-312-1162 www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com.

MAR 29 – APRIL 9 - XANADU Slap on your roller skates, pump up the glitter, and get hip to the muses in Xanadu, the laugh-out-loud musical stage adaptation of the 1980 film. Clio, the lovely and precocious Greek muse decides to put on some roller-skates and legwarmers, in order to help Sonny Malone, a chalk artist with half a brain and a heart of gold, rediscover his own creativity! Adults $24 -$28 Youth $15

MAY 26 -SUDDENLY MOMMY! Burrell (Upper) Hall. Written and performed by Anne Marie Scheffler, this is a comedy about the struggles to be a super mom and having it all. $20 8pm

TWEED & COMPANY THEATRE, The Tweed Pavillion (Memorial Park) 416-476-1092 Tim Porter, Artistic Director tim@tweedandcompany.com

JUNE 28 – JULY 7 - HASTINGS! A New Musical! This hilarious, foot stomping irreverent retelling of the history of Hastings County is sure to be the entertainment highlight of this season! Written by the Tweed & Company Ensemble with the assistance of the Hastings County Historical Society, this show will run as part of the Canada 150 Celebrations. $20 Adults $10 Youth



MARCH - APRILTREATS ON THE BLACK RIVER High water on the Black River signals the beginning of Whitewater Kayaking and great treats for sale at the river’s edge in Queensborough each weekend. Watch the fun and support the Queensborough Community Centre. Info: Lud and Elaine Kapusta 613 473-1458.

APRIL– A display of hats featuring pictures of the Trenton Easter Parade. Trenton Town Hall 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre 55 King St. Trenton 613-394-1333 trentport@hotmail.ca www.facebook.com/trentontownhal

APRIL (Date TBA) – M.A.C.K.fest - Note: Tentative Date dependant on high water conditions. Marmora’s kayak festival; & Queensborough’s Treats on the Black River join together for a fantastic kayaking weekend. Info Lud & Elaine Kapusta 613 473-1458 or www.mackfest.ca

APRIL 8 – FLOAT YOUR FANNY DOWN THE GANNY. Participants are encouraged to enter their craft or costume with a Canadian theme, while spectators are invited to dress in ‘Red and White’ to celebrate Canada 150 with us. www.floatyourfanny.ca

APRIL 20 - 22 – PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY AUTHORS FESTIVAL - An exhilarating celebration of writers, readers and the written word with author readings of fiction, nonfiction and poetry, panel discussions, and writing workshops and more. www.pecauthorfest.com, Books & Co in Picton at 613-476-3037, or FB.

APRIL 21 – BLOOD DONOR CLINIC Stirling Public School, 107 St. James Street, 5 to 8pm. In 2017 about 100,000 new blood donors will be needed to meet the needs of Canadian patients who require blood transfusions. Book your appointment 1 888 2 DONATE or online www.blood.ca

APRIL 21 & 22 3RD ANNUAL STIRLING-RAWSON HOME RENOVATION & LIFESTYLE SHOW Thinking of updating your home or just want to see what's available in and around the community? 9am – 4pm, Stirling Arena, 435 W Front St, Stirling, ON. $2.50 admission. http://www.stirling-rawdon.com/home-renovation-lifestyle-show/

APRIL 22 –SOLDIER, SETTLER, SINNER: THE AMAZING JOURNEY OF CHARLES MACDONALD Hastings County Historical Society presents author, Jane Simpson, speaking briefly on the research that went into her new book, which will be launched by the Society in the Manly MacDonald Gallery at the Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle St. Belleville, 2pm.  All are welcome to attend this launch and learn about her research into why there are so many MacDonalds and Macdonalds in and around Point Anne area.

APRIL 24QUINTE FIELD NATURALIST FUNDRAISING EVENT BEING A BIRD IN NORTH AMERICA” Join us for a delicious meal followed by an entertaining and informative talk by Robert Alvo, conservation biologist. Alvo will share highlights from his unique bird book, which brings its subject to life on the page with a blend of humour and science.  A book signing will follow. 6pm St. Mark’s United Church, 237 Cannifton Road North, Belleville $28 Call Doug Newfield for tickets: 613­-477-3066

APRIL 26 – HAM SUPPER 4:30pm Queensborough Community Centre 812 Bosley Road, Queensborough Katherine Sedgwick 613-473-2110

MAY 5 - 7 – BELLEVILLE’S 5TH ANNUAL JANE’S WALK This global event held the first weekend of May honours urban activist Jane Jacobs. Her 1961 book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, called for an approach to city living that fosters healthy neighborhoods and communities. Lace up your walking shoes and bring your bike. Organized tours. Each walk (or ride) approx 1-1.5 hours. www.janeswalk.org/Canada/Belleville

MAY 6 - 7 – STIRLING AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET 9am to 5pm, Stirling Fairgrounds. Two big days loaded with antique cars, parts and automobilia. Info Roxanne 613-395-1583 or 613-921-6936 treasurer@stirlingfair.com

MAY 7 – QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY CENTRE ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST 8am to Noon at 1853 Queensborough Road. For info Ann Brooks 613 473-4550

MAY 7 – THE MOTHER OF ALL CRAFT SHOWS - This indoor/outdoor event features incredible artists and artisans, live music and a licensed bar. Items generously donated by the artisans raffled off with proceeds benefiting Fixed Fur Life. Admission $2, kids free. Rain or shine. 10am - 4pm The River Inn, 79 River Road, Corbyville.www.motherofallcraftshows.com

MAY 14OUT OF AFRICA - The Belleville Choral Society welcomes honoured guest, Kenyan tenor Eddie Baraka Mony, of the Jacobs School of Music, University of Indiana. 3 pm Adults: $20, $5 Youth (under 18) Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St, E, Belleville

MAY 20 – TWEED ANNUAL PLANT SALE - 8:00am - 12:00pm, Tweed Memorial Park. Elizabeth Churcher 613-478-3205 elizchurcher@hotmail.com

MAY 24 - VICTORIA TEA – Featuring sandwiches & desserts Noon or 2pm – $10 pp Trenton Town Hall 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre 55 King St. Trenton 613-394-1333 trentport@hotmail.ca www.facebook.com/trentontownhal

MAY 28 - 4TH ANNUAL ROTARY LILAC RIDE - Join us for our 4th annual Picton Rotary charity cycling event supporting PEC’s “Reaching For Rainbows” (reachingforrainbows.com).All routes will start and finish in Picton at the Prince Edward Community Centre Rotary Hall. Refreshments available at route check points and a Post Ride BBQ will be provided. For info and registration visit www.pictonrotary.com

JUNE 10 & 11 – ODESSA 2017 44TH CAR SHOW – FLEA MARKET & CRAFTS Antique Car Parts & More. Odessa Fairgrounds. 8am – 5pm. Admission $4, Children 12 & under free.


Clubs, Lectures, Meetings

HASTINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 100 College St W, Belleville, Lectures 7:30pm All are welcome, ample parking. www.hastingshistory.ca.

APRIL 18 - CABHC Archivist, Amanda Hill, on the 100th ANNIVERSARY OF THE OPENING OF THE DESERONTO AIR CAMPS and the town’s contribution to WWI.

MAY 16 - Teacher, dynamic speaker and historical author John Boyko on his book, BLOOD AND DARING: HOW CANADA FOUGHT THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND FORGED A NATION.

QUINTE FIELD NATURALISTS ASSOCIATION - Meetings 7pm, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville. All welcome, by donation.

MAR 27 – MOTUS WILDLIFE TRACKING - This most ambitious bird tracking initiative in the world is leading to spectacular discoveries!  Motus Program Manager Stuart Mackenzie, will explain the project, share some of the discoveries and discuss how this technology will aid in conservation efforts. 


To submit your community, arts or non-profit event, free of charge, for print and online publication, please visit www.countryroadshastings.ca and fill in our online form ) or email us your listing to info@countryroadshastings.ca.

DEADLINES to submit events as follows:
FEBRUARY 26 – for early April thru mid June
MAY 6 – for Mid June thru mid September
AUGUST 5 – for mid September thru early December
OCTOBER 28 – for early December thru early April

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