Things to see and do in and
around 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 Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Avenue, Bancroft, 613-332-1542 www.artgallerybancroft.ca
Oct 5 - 29 - "Expressions in Fibre" A Fibre Arts Show
Nov 2 – Dec 3 - Caroline deMooy, "The Enigmatic Landscape"
Belleville Art Association, 392 Front St., Belleville, Ontario 613-968-8632 www.bellevilleart.ca
Sept 29 – Oct 27 BAA Juried Show – Perspectives Belleville Library 3rd Floor, 254 Pinnacle St Belleville 613-968-6731 x 6731
Bancroft Village Playhouse, www.bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca 1 877-322-4682
Sept 27, Oct 25, Nov 29 7pm - Croft Talks LIVE This live, unscripted talk show taps into what’s happening across our region. $5
Sept 27, Oct 11, Nov 8 4:15pm & 7pm - TIFF Tuesday – The North of 7 Film Fest– $10.
Belleville Theatre Guild, 256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville 613-967-1442 http://bellevilletheatreguild.ca/
Oct 13 – 29 - “On Golden Pond”, written by Ernest Thompson and directed by Esther Parry. Through the course of their long, loving marriage, Ethel and Norman have shared a love for their summer cottage, an Eden where the play’s conflicts begin and end. $20 Adult, $18 Senior, $10 Student.
Stirling Festival Theatre, West Front St., Stirling 613-395-2100 1-877-312-1162 www.stirlingfestivaltheatre.com
Oct 21,22, 23, 28, 29, 30 - Little Shop of Horrors Young Company Show - A nerdy florist finds his chance for success and romance with Audrey with the help of a giant man-eating plant who demands to be fed. Will it take over the world or will Seymour and Audrey defeat it?
Nov 26 – Dec 31 - Jack and The Beanstalk PANTO - Jack’s back! Jack Jr. has been brought up with a beanstalk in his backyard. The large corporation, Giant Corp is threatening his farm and he must climb to the clouds to save the day. Let us raise your spirits in this highflying re-telling of an old classic. Grab your kids and come to see the best in family entertainment! Whether you’re a fan of the Family show or the Naughty show, you’ll love our panto-fied version of Jack and The Beanstalk!
ART STUDIO TOURS
Sept 17, 18 10am- 5pm - Apsley Autumn Studio Tour 23rd Apsley studio tour is renowned for the quality of the artists working in a variety of disciplines in the North Kawarthas. Map: www.apsleystudiotour.com/map/.
Sept 17 & 18, 24, 25 10am -5pm - Bancroft & Area Studio Tour 24th year featuring the area's rugged landscape & spectacular autumn colours. Map: www.bancroftstudiotour.org/map.
Sept 24 & 25 10am- 5pm - Tweed and Area Studio Tour Artists and artisans will be showcasing their talents in our 19th year. Map: www.tweedstudiotour.org/map.ht
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 25th year. Map: www.madawaskastudiotour.com/index.php?whichpage=maps
Sept 1 – 22 The Story of Art: Conception to Completion. The Quinte Writers and Illustrators display their books and artwork. Belleville Library, 3rd floor, 254 Pinnacle St Belleville, 613-968-6731 x 2240.
Sept 18* - Terry Fox Run - 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 18, please check for site & date: www.terryfox.org/Run/Find_A_Runsite.html
Sept 20 7:30pm - "A History of the Village of Shannonville" presented by Hastings County Historical Society with historian and HCHS member Bobby-Jo Morris. Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville. Free www.hastingshistory.ca
Sept 26 7pm - Butterflies! - Author of the Pictorial Pocket Guide to the Butterflies of the Kingston Region, John Poland, will discuss the natural history of local butterflies, ways to attract them to your yard and how to contribute to science by reporting your sightings. Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville.
Sept 29 7pm Lawrence Scanlan, author of "A Year of Living Generously" will be a guest speaker at the Tweed Public Library, 230 Metcalf St, Tweed. Autographed books and refreshments available. www.tweedlibrary.ca
Sept 30, Oct 28, Nov 25 7pm – 7-11 Open Mic Night – A Place for The Arts, 23 Bridge St. W Bancroft. https://aplaceforthearts.com/
Oct 7 - Nov 3 9am-8pm Photo Art 2015 The Napanee Photo Club's 32nd Annual Exhibition and Sale. Free. Lennox and Addington County General Hospital, 8 Richmond Park Drive, Napanee 613-661-1085 http://napaneephotoclub.ca
Oct 14 - 15 7:30pm, Oct 16 3:00pm – stirlingFEST: A celebration of classical music and jazz. St. John’s Church, 73 North St, Stirling.
Oct 18 7:30pm- "The British Home Children from 1869 to 1939" presented by Hastings County Historical Society with author and historian Sandra Joyce. Ms. Joyce is the author of three books on the subject. Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville. Free www.hastingshistory.ca
Oct 22 7:30pm Tyendinaga, 1st Annual Musical Concert, featuring Broadway, Classical, Country, Folk, Jazz, and Traditional music. Musicians will be showcasing their own compositions along with pieces of renown. Mohawk Community Centre, 1807 York Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Narda Julg 613-396-3863 email@example.com. $10, children under 18 free.
Oct 22, 23 10am – 4pm - Tyendinaga Aboriginal Artfest 2016 3rd Annual Exhibition & Sale of photography, sculpture, carving & two-dimensional art. Mohawk Community Centre, 1807 York Road, Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory. Narda Julg 613-396-3863 firstname.lastname@example.org. Free
Oct 247pm - The Puzzling Biology of Flying Squirrels - Flying squirrels have higher levels of stress hormones than most any animal, so why aren’t they dead? PhD candidate, Lanna Desantis, presents her research into this fascinating aspect of flying squirrel biology. Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville.
Oct 27 7pm - Marianne Ackerman, award winning author, playwright and journalist will visit the Tweed Public Library, 230 Metcalf St, Tweed. Autographed books and refreshments available. www.tweedlibrary.ca.
Oct 28 3pm-9pm, Oct 29 9am -4pm - Annual Fibre Arts Show & Sale presented by The Belleville Weavers & Spinners Guild. Exclusive items, timeless garment designs, bold art wear, handspun yarns, and more — all handcrafted with expert fibre techniques and in a wide price range. Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre, 265 Cannifton Road, Belleville. Free & wheelchair accessible. email@example.com.
Oct 29 6pm Cocktails, 7pm Dinner - Of Bumblebees and Maple Leaves - Hastings County Historical Society Annual Banquet and Celebration of History at the Travelodge Hotel, Belleville. Guest Speaker is Globe and Mail columnist and author, Roy MacGregor. Mary-Lynne Morgan 613-961-7091. www.hastings.history.ca
Nov 4 – 6 - The Maker’s Hand Festival Of Fine Craft. Showcase of international and local artisans. Wood, metal, mixed media, glass, jewellery, clay, fibre and wearable art. Picton Fairgrounds 375 Main Street East, Picton, Prince Edward County. $6 Children under 12 free. www.themakershand.com
Nov 15 7:30pm - "Extraordinary Women – Extraordinary Times: Canadian Women in WWII" presented by Hastings County Historical Society with author and historian Sherry Pringle speaking on her recent book. Maranatha, 100 College Street West, Belleville. Free www.hastingshistory.ca
Nov 25 - 27 - 2016 County Festival of Trees - Silent auction of decorated Christmas trees, bucket draw, Second Time Around Shop Boutique, bake & preserves sale, musical entertainment. Isaiah Tubbs Resort, 1642 County Road 12, Picton ON. www.qhc.on.ca. Free Proceeds support healthcare needs in the community.
Nov 28 7pm - Saving Grassland Birds - Kurt Hennige will review his research on local nesting Bobolinks and Meadowlarks and outline the land management strategies that will help save these threatened species. Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville.
Nov 29 7pm - John Laschinger, veteran political organizer and author of“Leaders and Lesser Mortals: Backroom Politics In Canada” and “Campaign Confessions”, will visit the Tweed Library as part of the Friends of the Tweed Library Writer Series Autographed books and refreshments available. www.tweedlibrary.ca
Dec 4 11am- 5pm - Prince Edward County Christmas House Tour of old and new homes decked out in holiday finery. firstname.lastname@example.org
Dec 10 5 pm - Brighten the Night Christmas Parade & Kids Party - Downtown Maynooth