Autumn 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, ON 613-332-1542 www.artgallerybancroft.ca
Aug 30 - Sep 30 – Mark Gagnon - Two Mediums, Two Techniques
Oct 4 - 28 – Dianne Woodward – Exhibition of Works
Nov 1 – 25 - Don Wilson & Arne Roosman - Exhibition of Works
Nov 28 – Dec 30 – Freddie Towe - Exhibition of Works

M. Parrott Art Gallery, 254 Pinnacle St, Belleville, ON 613 968-6731, www.bellevillelibrary.ca
Sep 7 – 28Frank Casey: From Beginning to End & Hedy Campbell’s first solo show “2 Islands – Life in Paradise”

Wildewood Gallery, 33012 Hwy 62N Maynooth 613-338-3134Sept 17 – Dec 24 – Alan Dhinga - Wildlife in their natural habitat using topographical maps and vibrant colours.

Theatre/Live Entertainment

Belleville Theatre Guild, 256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville 613-967-1442 http://bellevilletheatreguild.ca/
Oct 12 - 28: OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, Pulitzer Prize winner and 2017-2018 season opener
Nov 30 – Dec 16: NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn, considered the best farce ever written about theatre shenanigans.

Stirling Festival Theatre, West Front St., Stirling 613-395-2100 1-877-312-1162 www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com
Oct 13 & 14 6pm - Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – Office Parties Can Be Murder! On the eve of his retirement, CEO Goldman Sacks is throwing the biggest party the company has ever seen. There will be infighting, office politics, secret romances and someone will die.
Oct 19 - 29 – Hilarious Haunted Mansion – An SFT Academy Show A group of kids start a rumor that the old house on the corner is haunted. The rumor spirals out of control and turns into an international incident!
Nov 25 – Dec 31 – Little Red - 2017 PANTO - Little Red Riding Hood is grown up and is going back into the woods. This time to visit her Aunt Violet. Along the way, she meets a woodsman named Jean Paul (whose initials are JP), a wood nymph and, yes, the big, bad wolf (B.B Wolf, who is now a blues singer).

Art Studio Tours

Sept 16 & 17 10am - 5pm - Apsley Autumn Studio Tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines in the North Kawarthas. http://www.apsleystudiotour.com/map/printable-map-2017/

Sept 16 & 17, 23 & 24 10am - 5pm - Bancroft & Area Studio Tour 25th year featuring the area's rugged landscape & spectacular autumn colours. http://www.bancroftstudiotour.org/map

Sept 23 & 24 10am- 5pm - Tweed and Area Studio Tour Artists and artisans will be showcasing their talents in our 20th year. http://www.tweedstudiotour.org/map.htm

Sep 30 & Oct 1, 2 10am-5pm – Madawaska Valley Studio Tour As the nights get cold, brilliant yellows, oranges and reds mark Autumn in the Valley & the tour’s 26th year.
http://www.madawaskastudiotour.com/index.php?whichpage=maps

Events

Sept 16 – Water Buffalo Festival – taste water buffalo cheese, meat, ice cream and more. Family event, food, music, kids zone. Winner of the 2016 Hastings -County Festival of the Year. Facebook.com/WaterBuffFest/

Sept 16 - Gilmour Days for Doors Open – Featuring a wood carver outside and a “Lumberjack” lunch with all displays Gilmour – $7.50pp Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre, 55 King Street Trenton 613-394-1333 Laura, www.facebook.com/trentontownhall

Sept 17 - Terry Fox Run - It is a day of celebrating Terry's legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer. *Some Runs are held on days other than Sept 17, please check for site & date: http://www.terryfox.org/Run/Find_A_Runsite.html

Sept 15 – 17 - Madoc Fall Fair - Established in 1905, Madoc has a great country fair. Experience animal shows, live entertainment, horse pulls, tractor pulls, home craft & school displays, midway, great food, one of the best demolition derby's and more! 47 Cooper Rd Madoc, Clara Hopkins whiskey141@hotmail.com

Sept 21 – 7pm – Drew Hayden Taylor -a special evening with the playwright, theatre director, comedian and scriptwriter. Autographed books and refreshments available. Presented by the Friends of The Tweed Public Library, Tweed Public Library, 230 Metcalf St, Tweed www.tweedlibrary.ca

Sept 27 – 4:30pm – 7pm – St. Andrew’s United Church Supper - Turkey Dinner Betty Sexsmith 613-473-2188 or Katherine Sedgwick 613-473-2110 812 Bosley Road, Queensborough

Sept 29 & 30 - Quinte Canadian FilmFest – A film presentation and party. Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre, 55 King Street Trenton 613-394-1333 Laura, www.facebook.com/trentontownhall

Sep 30 – 5pm – 11pm – Bancroft Area Oktoberfest – Bancroft District Fish & Game Club, 27602 Hwy 62S, oktoberfest@bancroftfishandgame.com 613-332-0667

Oct 13 – 15 - StirlingFest – A Feast of Classical & Jazz Music – featuring local and internationally acclaimed musicians. Meet the performers and taste the best local fare. www.stirlingfest.com or 613 398-7573

Oct 14 – 9amThe Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred, billed as “The Toughest Century Ride” in Ontario, will leave you in awe as it weaves it’s way through the colourful fall hardwood forests, lakes and hills and valleys of the Canadian Shield. Bike ride, start at Heart of The Park, 26 Station St, Bancroft. http://hillyhundred.ca/

Oct 20 – 7:30pm A Small Act – A screening of the award-winning documentary presented by Quinte Grannies for Africa. St. Thomas Anglican Church, 201 Church St, Belleville Tickets, $10, available at the door or call 613-968-9659 or 613-962-5507

Nov 3 - 5 - 10am – 6pm - The Maker’s Hand Festival Of Fine Craft - “The Finest Artisan Show in Eastern Ontario” showcasing international and local artisans. Picton Fairgrounds, 375 Main Street East, Picton Admission $6, children under 12 free. www.themakershand.com

Nov 4 – 10am – 4pm - New Knowledge Circles Project invites citizens in The Land Between region to share their observations/knowledge of the land and build community relationships. Arts Centre Hastings 230 Durham St S, Madoc, Registration required (free including lunch) - Leora Berman at 705-457-4838 or info@thelandbetween.ca, register online at knowledgecircles.ca.

Nov 5 – 3pm – Stage and Screen - Friends of Music present the Toronto Concert Orchestra with Maestro Kerry Stratton. Highlights from Hollywood's greatest film scores. Trinity United Church, 184 Division Street, Cobourg Tickets 905-797-2295. www.friendsofmusicontario.ca.

Nov 9 – 5pm cash bar, 6pm dinner - AFRICAN DINNER - hosted by Quinte Grannies for Africa featuring African recipes at Sans Souci Restaurant, 240 Front St., Belleville. For tickets, $30, call 613-966-4620 or 613-969-0285

Nov 18 - 10am - 4pm, Christmas Vendor Show – Vendors such as Flight of Life Lockets, Mary Kay, Steeped Tea, Nygard Slims, Sunset Gourmet and many more - Enjoy coffee and cake – $5pp Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre, 55 King Street Trenton 613-394-1333 Laura, www.facebook.com/trentontownhall

Nov 24 & 25 – Rally of The Tall Pines, Bancroft http://www.lincolnelectric.com 

Nov 25 - County Festival of Trees - Silent auction of nearly 200 decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Christmas boutique, entertainment, visit from Santa, bake and preserves sale. Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Road 12, Picton ON. www.qhc.on.ca. Free - Proceeds to support healthcare needs in the community.

Nov 25 - Rum Runners Murder Mystery Spaghetti Supper – A gangster theme highlighting Rum Runners of the 20s – $20pp Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage & Cultural Centre, 55 King Street Trenton 613-394-1333 Laura, www.facebook.com/trentontownhall

Nov 26 – 3pm – Christmas Tidings - Friends of Music present Ensemble Vivant (piano, strings, voice) in concert. Hope United Church - Tickets 905-797-2295 www.friendsofmusicontario.ca.

Dec 3 - 11am- 5pm - Prince Edward County Christmas House Tour of old and new homes decked out in holiday finery. sheltonpeta@gmail.com

Dec 9 – 10am – 5pm - Christmas Farmers Market & Home Again Toonie Sale Chris Hass 613-338-5303 or christinehass44@gmail.com 33011 Hwy 62 N, Maynooth

Dec 9 - 5 pm - Brighten the Night Christmas Parade & Kids Party - Downtown Maynooth www.maynooth.on.ca

Clubs, Lectures, Meetings

Hastings County Historical Society free public presentations held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Maranatha, 100 College St. West, Belleville, rear entrance. www.hastingshistory.ca

Sept 19 - Hunter of Dreams: A Story of the Underground Railroad, Presentation by historian and author, Steven Duff, on his book focusing on Dr. Alexander Milton Ross, a physician born in Belleville, who was a driving force in the safe passage of American black slaves.

Oct 17 - Bancroft Then and Now -Bancroft Councillor, Mary Kavanagh, showing pictures and telling stories of the community of Bancroft

Nov 21 – The Movie Years:  100th Anniversary of Trenton's heyday as Hollywood North – presentation by Film-makers Doug Knutson and Peggy Dymond Leavey.

Quinte Field Naturalist Meeting, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St E, Belleville.  All welcome, by donation.

Sept 25 - Around the Orient in 80 Birds - For 6 years Tom Wheatley has spent winters birding in Southeast Asia.  Join him for a photographic journey highlighting the region’s birds, their conservation status and how our actions here, affect bird populations on the other side of the world.  

Oct 23 - Moths in Your Backyard - David Bree, Head Naturalist at Presquile Provincial Park, will describe the fascinating life histories a few of the thousands of moth species that can be discovered right in your backyard!   

Nov 27 - The Bobcat and the Lynx - A Tail of Two Ontario Wild Cats - Senior Research Scientist with MNRF Wildlife Research and Monitoring Section, Dr. Jeff Boman, will share his findings from years of field studies on these two elusive felines.  

 

ATTENTION EVENT ORGANIZERS
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