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 mid December
NOVEMBER 3 – for mid December thru early April


Art Galleries/Exhibitions

10 Flint Avenue, Bancroft. 613 332-1542.

March 6-30 – Anne Renouf; Unearthed. Mixed media. Opening reception March 8, 7:30pm

254 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613 968-6731.

Jan 3 - Feb 14 - Students' Choice: Opening Reception: Jan 3, 6 - 7:30 pm. The adult students of watercolour instructor Ron Pickering will be showing their best new work. Many of these painters are long time students of Ron’s and are extremely adept at their craft. Gallery 1

Jan 3 - Feb 14 - Fact or Fiction, True or False? The Community Archives of Belleville and Hastings County presents The Tales We Tell. In a world of fake news and fabrication, we explore stories inspired by images held by the Community Archives. Some are reliable, others are more suspect. Can you tell truth from fantasy? Gallery 2

Feb 21-Mar 27 - Quinte Fibre Artists: Opening Reception Feb 21, 6-7:30. Gallery 1

Feb 21-Mar 27 - Cynthia Solomon and Lee Mitz- various mediums: Opening Reception Feb 21, 6-7:30. Gallery 1

43 Front St., Stirling, 613 395-2837.

Nov 14 — Jan 1 — Dewey Belong Together? A Multi-Media Exhibition and Sale featuring the eclectic creative side of the Stirling Rawdon Library Staff, their families and friends. Opening Reception, Nov 14, 5 – 7pm. Public viewing during library hours: T, W, T – 10 - 7; F, S — 1- 3 pm.

Feb 6 – Mar 30 – Perceptions Through the Lens — An Exhibition and Sale featuring the photographic highlights of members of the Through the Lens Photography Club of Madoc.  Enjoy nature's beauty and bounty. Notice the details that determine the signature of its captor. Opening Reception: Feb 6 from 5- 7 pm.


256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, 613 967-1442. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10.

Nov 29 — Dec 15 — “RUMORS” by Neil Simon, 2 & 8pm. Upscale cocktail party, status-conscious guests, host found shot and wife found missing. What’s going on?

Jan 31 — Feb 16 — “PROOF” by David Auburn, 2 & 8pm. Catherine is haunted by her dead father’s mathematical brilliance and debilitating mental illness. Did she inherit both?

West Front St., Stirling, 613 395-2100, or 1-877 312-1162.

Nov. 23 - Dec. 31 — “THE PRINCESS & THE PEA” — PANTO — Welcome to the Peabody Kingdom. Prince Peter Peabody wants to wed. One night a visitor arrives. She is covered in mud and grease from trying to fix her race-car. She also claims to be a Princess. Of course, no one believes her. There is only one way to find out. Stack a pile of mattresses and stick a pea under one.



This one night only classic Christmas concert will feature some of your favourite Tweed & Company Performers, as well as some special guests, singing all of your Christmas favourites, backed by a live five piece band. Admission:$15.00.

Feb 15-17 — “SWORDPLAY and SUPERHERO EXTRAVGANZA” — At the Tweed Winter Carnival.

Full info and tickets at


Jan 19 – CHILI COOK OFF – Do you have a great chili recipe? Are you willing to put it to the test against other great chili recipes? Or do you just love to eat chili on a cold winter day? Then come and take part in the first-ever Great Queensborough Chili Cook-Off at the Queensborough Community Centre. 1853 Queensborough Rd., call Stephanie Flieler, 613 438-0934. Facebook: Queensborough Community Centre.

Feb 15 – 17 - The Tweed Winter Carnival annually Family Day Weekend is a winter wonderland of family friendly winter events in Tweed, ON

Feb 17 – COMMUNITY POTLUCK SUPPER AND GAMES NIGHT — Bring your family’s favourite dish and join us for an evening of comfort food, good conversation, and family games after dinner. Doors open at 4 pm, meal at 5pm. Queensborough Community Centre, 1853 Queensborough Rd., call Joan Sims, 613 473-1087. Facebook: Queensborough Community Centre.

MAR 1 - 3 - BELLEVILLE DOWNTOWN DOCFEST– 3 days of outstanding documentary films celebrating life and human dignity around the world and right here at home.

Mar – Apr –TREATS ON THE BLACK RIVER — High water on the Black River means it’s whitewater kayaking time. BBQ hamburgers, hot dogs and slices of homemade pie will be for sale to kayakers and spectators at the river’s edge in Queensborough each weekend in support of the Queensborough Community Centre. For more information call Lud and Elaine Kapusta, 613 473-1458. Facebook: Queensborough Community Centre.


Free public presentations held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 7:30 pm at Maranatha, 100 College St. W., rear entrance, Belleville. Ample parking and level access at the rear of the building. Bring a friend and enjoy refreshments, conversation and displays following the presentation.

Jan 15 —"Origins and History of Tombstones.” Presentation by Gary Foster, owner of Campbell Monuments.

Feb 15 —"Lest we Forget: The Price of Freedom.” The story of how the little village of Deloro helped save the world from Hitler". Program presented by Laura Forth and James A. Smith.

Mar 19 — "Development of Algonquin Park.” Director Bill Kennedy speaking on the colourful and intriguing story of the" one of Canada's most beautiful parks.

Apr 16 — "Being Prime Minister." D.M. Smith provides a behind the scenes account of Canada's Prime Ministers, based on his book.

Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, 60 Bridge St. E., Belleville. All welcome, by donation. 7.00 pm.

Jan 28 — Life Lessons from the Arctic. Illustrated with his superb photographs, Kyle Blaney will regale us with stories of adventure - camping from Belleville to Alaska, exploring the Bering Sea coast and sailing from Nunavut to Greenland.

Feb 25 – The New Science of Migration. NASA and citizen scientists are working together to help migrating shorebirds! Pamela Stagg, radio host of The County, Naturally, will explain how revolutionary collaborations are changing our knowledge of bird migration.

Mar 25 – Can Birds and Humans Co-exist? Trent University Biology Professor Erica Nol will discuss the impacts humans have on birds in the settled landscapes of southern Ontario.


Apr 10 — In support of the Quinte Field Naturalists, enjoy a delicious meal and presentation from one of North America’s most acclaimed science and Nature writers, Wayne Grady. Accompanied by stunning photographs, Grady’s talk will draw from his award-winning book, “The Great Lakes: The Natural History of a Changing Region.” 6 pm at Emmanuel United Church in Foxboro. $28 per person. For tickets call 613 477-3066. 

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

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

2018 DEADLINES to submit events as follows:
MARCH 2 – for early April thru mid June
MAY 11 – for Mid June thru mid September
AUGUST 10 – for mid September thru mid December
NOVEMBER 3 – for mid December thru early April