Spring 2019 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:

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

Art Galleries/Exhibitions

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

Art openings the first Friday of the month 7:30pm.

Apr 3 - 27 – Carolyn Jongeward Acrylic painting and tapestry. Opening reception Apr 5; 7:30pm

May 1 – June 1 – Anita Murphy Painting and sculpture. Experiencing Yellow. Opening reception May 3; 7:30pm

June 5 – 29 – Julie Withrow painting and Barbara Allport painting. Opening reception June 7; 7:30pm

254 Pinnacle St., Belleville. 613 968-6731 ext. 2040 www.bellevillelibrary.ca

Apr 4 – 24 -“Embrace” - the 31st Annual Secondary School Art Exhibition featuring the work of students from the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Opening reception Apr 4 -6 – 7:30 pm

May 2 – 30 - “Expressions” - The Quinte Arts Council bi-annual juried show Galleries One and Two. Opening reception May 2 - 6 – 7:30 p.m

May 26 – June 7 - Presenting works made during the Belleville Plein Air Festival 2019. In conJunection with the Quinte Arts Council, The Parrott Awards and opening reception on Sunday, May 26 - 2-4 pm Info QAC at 613-962-1232.

June 7 – July 11 - Students of Claudia McCabe’s Open Studio present “Confabulation II”. Gallery One.  Opening reception June 6;  6 – 7:30 pm

June 7 – July 11 - “Nocturnal Reflections”;  a series of oil paintings by Duoro artist Rob Niezen. Gallery Two. Opening reception June 6;  6 – 7:30 pm


5 Hastings St S. Bancroft 613-322-4682  www.boxofficebancroft.com. www.bancroftvillageplayhouse.ca

March 30 - The Next Generation Leahy  - play the music of their Irish heritage, but not tethered by it: the Leahy children bring centuries-old music into the modern era for a new audience.  . Tickets $35 on sale now at Harvest Moon, Posie's, Vintage on Hastings, Hospice House or online www.boxofficebancroft.com.

May 24-  Mike Pollard – Live Music - Mike Pollard has been writing and performing across Canada since his debut album “RURAL ROOTS” followed by “HICKERBILLY,” Mike has forged a trail in traditional country music at jamborees, rodeos and festivals. Tickets on sale now at Harvest Moon, Posie’s Vintage on Hastings and at Hospice House or online www.boxofficebancroft.com.

Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, 613 967-1442. www.bellevilletheatreguild.ca

Apr 4 - 20 - THE STING; Popular movie comes to the stage with high stakes and loaded dice. Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10

May 30 - June 15 - THE LAST FIVE YEARS; A poignant 2-person musical of Jamie and Cathy’s love story as they navigate romantic dreams and uneven careers. Adults $25, Seniors $22, Students $10

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

Apr 13 7:30 PM, and Apr 14th 2:00 PM  - GHOST LIGHT by Shawn Wright

Presented by Tweed & Company Theatre at the Tweed & Area Marble Arts Centre, Actinolite, ON.  Tickets $20.00 online www.tweedandcompany.com  or at the Tweed News. 

May 18th - JESSICA WILSON at The Tweed Pavilion in Memorial Park, Tweed, ON.  7:30 PM. Presented by Tweed & Company Theatre.Tickets $15.00 online www.tweedandcompany.com  or at the Tweed News. Full info and tickets at www.tweedandcompany.com


March 23 - QUINTE WEST ANNUAL SEEDY SATURDAY, get your garden started at this free seed swapping event. Attend workshops, talk to knowledgeable vendors and bring some seeds to share. – 10am – 2pm. Prince Charles Public School, Trenton.

Apr - Saturday and Sunday - 2019 – MACK FEST AND TREATS ON THE BLACK RIVER. (dates TBA, based on high-water conditions). The Marmora Area Canoe and Kayak Festival and Queensborough’s Treats on the Black River collaborate for a fantastic kayaking weekend! Info Lud and Elaine Kapusta, 613-473-1458, FB; Queensborough Community Centre, or go to mackfest.ca. 

Apr 10  - QUINTE FIELD NATURALIST FUNDRAISING EVENT - 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. 6pm, Emmanuel United Church in Foxboro. $28 per person.  613­-477-3066 for tickets.

Apr 10 – HAM SUPPER AT ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH. Come and enjoy home-baked ham, scalloped potatoes and all the fixings (including homemade pie) at an old-fashioned church supper. St. Andrew’s Church, 812 Bosley Rd., Queensborough. Info Betty Sexsmith, 613-473-2188, St. Andrew’s FB:  St. Andrew’s United Church, Queensborough. 

Apr 20 – QUEENSBOROUGH EASTER EGG HUNT. Bring your children and grandchildren to find what the Easter Bunny has left for them.  Info Stephanie Flieler, 613-438-0934, or FB: Queensborough Community Centre. 

Apr 26 – 27 -  ANNUAL HOME & LIFESTYLE EXPO Thinking of updating your home or just want to see what's available in and around the community? Hours: Apr 26 5:30–8pm  & Apr 27 9am – 4pm, Stirling Arena, 435 W Front St, Stirling. www.stirling-rawdon.com

Apr 27 – TRASH BASH. Grab a friend or family member, claim a section of roadway, and give it a good spring cleaning. Let’s say no to the roadside trash in and around our beautiful community! Info Katherine Sedgwick, 613-473-2110, FB: Queensborough Community Centre. 

May 2-5 – BELLEVILLE’S 7TH ANNUAL JANE’S WALK This global event held the first weekend of May honours urban activist Jane Jacobs. 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 janeswalkbelleville@gmail.com

May 4 - THE 10TH ANNUAL MOTHER OF ALL CRAFT SHOWS - This is a fun and lively day of arts, crafts and music while engaging with talented makers. Over 70 of the regions finest artisans, designers, and makers.  Windows & Park Ballrooms at the Travelodge Hotel, Belleville.   www.motherofallcraftshows.com 

May 4 & 5- STIRLING AUTOMOTIVE FLEA MARKET, Stirling Fairgrounds Two big days loaded with antique cars, parts and automobilia. 7am to 5pm. Admission $5. Children under 12 free.  Info Roxanne 613-395-1583 or 613-921-6936 treasurer@stirlingfair.com

May 5 – QUEENSBOROUGH PANCAKE BREAKFAST.  Join us from 8am to noon for pancakes, sausages, bacon, eggs, and – of course – fresh local maple syrup, at the Queensborough Community Centre, 1853 Queensborough Rd. Info Ann Brooks, 613-473-4550, or FB:  Queensborough Community Centre. 

May 8 - CFUW-N SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING LUNCHEON WITH GUEST SPEAKER ANNE SADO.  President of George Brown College for 15 years, Sado, a strong advocate of experiential learning, will talk about “the transformation of the post-secondary education system.” She will explore the changes shaping the system, how Ontario colleges have evolved in 50 years and what the future holds. 11:30 AM; Dalewood Golf Club, 7465 Dale Road, Cobourg, ON. Advance ticket sales only through Victoria Hall box office 1-855-372-2210. marg.mcaulay@bell.net

May 11 - BANCROFT TURTLE & FRIENDS FESTIVAL 2019 10 am - 3 pm Hosted By:THINK TURTLE Conservation Initiative. The Land Between/Turtle Guardians Presentor: Leora Berman, TLB Chief Manager. Leora will be bringing along some of the Turtle Guardians teaching turtles. "JESS' ANIMAL ADVENTURES" will join us on the day for a REPTILE MEET & GREET: Presentation #2: Ontario Turtle Conservation Centre home of Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre Presentor: Wendy Baggs, OTCC Education Coordinator. Bancroft Fish & Game Club, 27602 Highway 62, Bancroft.  Info 647-606-9537 thinkturtle@yahoo.com

May 17– QUINTE TWEED MASTER GARDENERS PLANT SALE 8am - 12pm, Parkdale Community Center, Belleville.

May 24 & 25 -  ELVIS TRIBUTE ARTIST GORDON HENDRICKS –see the world renowned award winning artist up close and personal. Presented by Tweed Elvis Festival. St Edmunds Hall, Stoco On and Centennial High School, Belleville ON, Tweed, Ontario, ON. 7pm Info www.tweedelvisfestival.com 

June 5 - KIWANIS CHICKEN BBQ - 11am–6 pm, Quinte Curling Club, 246 Bridge Street West Belleville. Dinner includes ½ BBQ chicken, potato, roll, coleslaw. Tickets at kiwanisbelleville.ca or 613-969-8947


100 College St W, Belleville, 7:30pm Lectures are free. All are welcome. Bring a friend. Enjoy refreshments, conversation and displays following lectures. Ample parking. www.hastingshistory.ca.

Apr 16 - HCHS presents J.D.M. Smith with a behind the scenes account of Canada's Prime Ministers, based on his book, "Being Prime Minister"

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

March 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.   Quinte Field Naturalist meeting, 7:00 pm, Sills Auditorium, Bridge Street United Church, Belleville.  All welcome.  Donations gratefully accepted

THINK TURTLE CONSERVATION INITIATIVE, Cell: 647-606-9537 E-mail: thinkturtle@yahoo.com

HOW WE CAN HELP TURTLES - This presentation will cover the perils turtles face on and off the road, what we can do to effectively help turtles, and resources available to do so.

Apr 11 - 6 - 7pm – Bancroft Public Library, 14 Flint Ave, Bancroft

Apr 13 – 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Hastings Highlands Library, 33011 Hwy 62N, Maynooth

Apr 18 – 6 - 7pm - Carlow/Mayo Library, 124 Fort Stewart Rd, RR 4, Bancroft

May 4– 11AM – 12 noon – Haliburton County Public Library, 101 Holmes Road, 

Wilberforce, On. 

TURTLEY SPEAKING - An hour of interesting & fun facts for kids about the eight species of Turtles that live in Ontario.

Apr 27 – 11am –noon -  Bancroft Public Library, 14 Flint Ave, Bancroft

Apr 21 - 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Hastings Highlands Library, 33011 Hwy 62N, Maynooth

May 25 - 11AM –noon – Carlow/Mayo Library, 124 Fort Stewart Rd, RR 4, Bancroft

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.

2019 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

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