Winter 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.

NOV 28 – JAN 27 –  “FLOW” - works by Freddie ToweOpening reception Dec 1 at 7:30pm.

 

BELLEVILLE ART ASSOCIATON, 392 Front St., Belleville, Ontario10am to 4pm, Tues - Sat. 613-968-8632 info@bellevilleart.ca www.bellevilleart.ca.

NOV 14 – JAN 6 – ANNUAL SMALL WORKS SALE – All pieces $50 or less. Proceeds support the Christmas Sharing Program providing food baskets to needy families during the holiday season.

 

Theatre/Live Entertainment

 

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

NOV 30 - DEC 16 - “NOISES OFF” - It has been called the greatest farce ever written about the theatre. It lampoons onstage and backstage carryings-on of those who take themselves too seriously — flub lines, miss cues, pamper egos, indulge romantic fantasies, battle cast mates, and otherwise behave badly.

FEB 1 – 17 – “MARION BRIDGE” - After years away, Agnes, an underemployed and alcoholic actress, comes home to Nova Scotia to be with her dying mother and two sisters. While there, they must face the failed relationships between them, the broken nature of their parents’ union, and the impact of their own unfortunate choices. But there’s also humour and hope as the three sisters find reunion and regeneration at the site of what was once to be their childhood Wonderland — Marion Bridge.

 

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

NOV 25 – DEC 31 – “LITTLE RED” 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). “My, Stirling, what a big panto you have.” “The better to make your life, my dear.” 

 

TWEED & COMPANY THEATRE, www.tweedandcompany.com, info@tweedandcompany.com

FEB 17: 7pm & FEB 18: 1pm & 7pm - “SONGBUSTER: THE FULLY IMPROVISED MUSICAL” at The Tweed Hungerford Agricultural Building (Tweed Fair White Building). Tickets $12

FEB 18 - THE PRINCESS BALL at The Hungerford Agricultural Building (Tweed Fair White Building). Tickets $12, 4 – 6pm

 

Events

 

DEC 9MAYNOOTH CHRISTMAS MARKET - Emond Hall and The Arlington Hotel, 42 vendors selling handmade products. 11am – 6pm.

 

DEC 9 – MAYNOOTH BRIGHTEN THE NIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE AND KIDS PARTY (at the ANAF after). Start time is 5 pm with set up on Young Street at 4 pm for judging of best floats.

 

DEC 16 – DOWNTOWN WITH DICKENS – 1pm -4pm free apple cider, shortbread cookies & entertainment, Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage and Cultural Centre, 55 King St, Trenton, 613-394-1333

 

DEC 16 – DESSERTS WITH DICKENS – 7pm – 8pm,  “Charles” himself will read from his “Little Christmas Book”, The Christmas Carol. Guests will be invited to share in some Victorian Desserts. $15pp Trenton Town Hall – 1861 Heritage and Cultural Centre, 55 King St, Trenton, 613-394-1333

 

DEC 17 – CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT - St. Thomas' Choral Academy presents a Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville at 4:30pm. The service will be presented in the traditional style of King's College, Cambridge. Reception to follow. Admission by donation.

 

DEC 18 – QUEENSBOROUGH CHRISTMAS CAROLLING CELEBRATIONS Join in with your community from 2pm - 4pm for an old-fashioned sing song, a tree, treats and some fun gifts for every family. Ann Brooks 613-473-4550.

 

DEC 21 & 22 – CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE - Command Performance Choir performs an evening of Christmas music at Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main St, Bloomfield 7:30pm Tea and scones will be served at the interval. Tickets $20 online at www.commandperformancechoir.com or at Books and Co, Picton. For Info 613-476-4148.

 

DEC 22 - "A DOWNTON CHRISTMAS” Command Performance Choir presents seasonal music set at " Downton" of the Roaring Twenties, 7:30pm Picton Town Hall. Tickets $20 www.commandperformancechoir.com 613-645-2160.

 

JAN - DATE TBA - SKATING PARTY ON THE MILLPOND – Ice conditions permitting. Entry to the millpond is at 14 Barry Road.1pm Call Katherine Sedgwick 613 473-2110 or FB page: Queensborough Community Centre.

 

JAN 21 – A CLARINET & BASSOON DUO CONCERT - Clarinettist François Laurin-Burgess and bassoonist Antoine Saint-Onge will present a concert at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville at 4:30pm. Works by Bach, Beethoven, Poulenc and Kœchlin. Reception to follow. Admission by donation.

 

FEB 18 – COMMUNITY POTLUCK SUPPER – Queensborough Community Centre, 1853 Queensborough Rd. Eat at 5pm, Joan Sims 613-473-1087.

 

FEB 18 – AN ORGAN RECITAL - Artist-in-residence at St. John the Divine Cathedral in New York City and international concert organist David Briggs will give a recital at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville at 4:30pm. Briggs will perform organ works by J.S. Bach. Part of his programme will be dedicated to improvisation. Reception to follow. Admission by donation.

 

FEB 19 – WINTER CHILL FESTIVAL - Bring your skates and snowsuits for a day of family fun!! Contact Community and Corporate Services department, 613-354-3351.

 

MAR - APR TREATS 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. Lud & Elaine Kapusta 613-473-1458.

 

MAR 2 - 4 - BELLEVILLE DOWNTOWN DOCFEST– 3 days of outstanding documentary films celebrating life and human dignity around the world and right here at home. www.downtowndocfest.ca.

 

MAR 3 – MASTER PIE-MAKING CLASS - Queensborough has a reputation for serving great homemade pies. Come learn from our senior pie-makers as they hold a demonstration class. This community event is open to men and women, young and old. Start time 1pm. For info Elaine Kapusta 613-473-1458, or FB page: Queensborough Community Centre.

 

MAR 18 – A CELLO DUO CONCERT - VC² (Bryan Holt & Amahl Arulanandam) is an eclectic cello duo based in Toronto. A concert at St. Thomas' Anglican Church, 201 Church Street, Belleville at 4:30pm centred on pieces written by cellists, for cellists. Reception to follow. Admission by donation.

 

Clubs, Lectures, Meetings

HASTINGS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 100 College St W, Belleville, Lectures 7:30pm. Ample parking and level access at rear of the building.  Enjoy refreshments, displays & conversation following presentations www.hastingshistory.ca.

 

JAN 16 - Author, RICK REVELLE speaks on Eastern Canada in the Early 1300's Through the Eyes of Four Brothers:  Mahingan, Kag, Wagosh and Mitigomij

 

FEB 21 – Society Director, TREVOR PARSONS speaks on the Aftermath of the 1837-38 Rebellion and the Impact on International Relations

 

MAR 20 – Belleville City Manager, PERRY DECOLA speaks on A Brief History of Water, and the Drinking Water System in Belleville.

 

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

 

JAN 22 – THE FALL AND RISE OF THE BALD EAGLE - Renowned local naturalist Terry Sprague will tell of the disappearance and return of this majestic bird as a nesting species in Price Edward County.

 

FEB 26 – OF ROADS AND WILDLIFE - From his research on the 1000 Islands Parkway, Queen’s professor, Dr. Ryan Danby, will document the toll roads take on biodiversity and explain how we can minimize their ecological impacts.

 

 

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