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Art Galleries, Shows and Sales

A GIFT OF ART CHRISTMAS SHOW & SALE – Over 100 local artists’ work will be on display and up to 20 artisans will be on hand demonstrating their work and selling their creations. You’ll find something for every budget and every taste. Saturday, November 17, 10 am to 4 pm, 187 King Avenue East, Newcastle. More info:

BARBEL SMITH GALLERY – Offering uniquely stylized, contemporary Canadian landscapes for commercial and residential installations. The walk-in and online galleries offer access to Fine Art, an extensive Print Shop and the ability for clients to ‘view art in your space’ with the augmented reality application. There is also a ‘referral program’. Details at:

INUIT FINE ART – Port Hope’s first fine art gallery specializing in Inuit art. The unique and inviting gallery space – located in the heart of historic Port Hope – features original prints, drawings and sculpture from Cape Dorset, Nunavut, home of Canada’s oldest and most renowned Inuit arts co-operative. Also fine crafts, books and jewellery designed using natural materials celebrating the beauty and bounty of Canada’s far north. Open Tuesday through Saturday at 10 am; Sundays noon to 4 pm. Inuit Fine Art: bringing communities and cultures together through inspiring works of art!

SPIRIT OF THE HILLS – Our purpose is to build and sustain a rich cultural life in Northumberland County. We invite you to join our family of artists, artisans, writers, photographers and performers as we foster creativity through multiple events and educational opportunities throughout the region. Membership information and more:


VANDERMEER TOYOTA – Service is our business! We are committed to providing top quality vehicles, affordable financing and leasing options, along with great customer service every time. 959 Division St., Cobourg, 905-372-5437 or 1-800-269-5055.

Boutiques & Shops

THE BIRDHOUSE NATURE STORE – For all nature lovers we have seed and suet, bird feeders, accessories, nest boxes, bird baths, books, gifts and garden flags. Come in and check out what’s new. Formerly in Wooler and now located at 240 Presqu’ile Parkway in Brighton. 613-475-9510, Facebook:@thebirdhousenaturestore.

BLACK RIVER TRADING COMPANY – We’ve been travelling the globe for almost 30 years looking mostly for handcrafted items. In that time we’ve travelled to about 40 countries (Latin American, African & Asian). 108059 Hwy. 7 (between Madoc & Tweed). Open daily 10 am to 5 until December 24. 613-478-5068.

OLD TIN SHED – Home décor and gifts. Heritage lighting, salvage furniture, linens, rugs, hardware, jewellery, clothing. With over 200 artists and suppliers represented in our shop we are always on the lookout for the unusual, the hard-to-find and the one-of-a-kind pieces to thrill our faithful customers. 25 Sherbourne St., Bancroft, 613-332-6565. For more info visit and shop online at:

SPRUCEWOOD HANDMADE COOKIE CO. – With factory outlet prices, come and enjoy free cookie samples of sweet and savoury/cheddar shortbread. Gift baskets, specialty packs and the ‘Chef’s picks.’ Also offering specialty products that pair with our fine shortbread. Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm (closed Sundays). 628 Ontario St., Cobourg. 905-372-0707.

Esthetics, Spas & Salons

MYSTIC ROOTS –We are a full-service AVEDA concept salon and spa offering AVEDA flower and plant essences and INTELLIGENT NUTRIENTS certified organic health and beauty products. Yoga classes also offered. 287 Division St., Cobourg, 905-372-4247.


ARTSWEEK – Peterborough’s biennial festival of the arts: A ten-day extravaganza of music, sound, poetry, puppetry, painting, films/videos, sculpture and performance of all kinds. Unfolding in public spaces all across the city. Bringing new work to new audiences, supports original creation by local artists and celebrates Peterborough as an innovative, creative community. September 21 through 29. More info:

PORT HOPE UNITED CHRUCH – Presents the 80th Annual Christmas Fayre – Treat yourself or those on your Christmas list to our vast selection of unique, homespun gifts and goodies to suit every age. Take a break from your browsing by experiencing the delectable delights of homemade soups, sandwiches and squares from 11 am to 2 pm in our relaxing Tea Room. Come and celebrate the season by being a part of PHUC’s spirited tradition. Come to the Fayre! November 21 from 11 am to 3 pm. More info: 905-885-2421 or

ST. THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH – Presents: Organ & Trumpet Concert – Trumpeter Travis Mendel from Ottawa and organist Denis Gagné from Montreal will offer a “valves and pipes” concert, November 18, 4:30 pm. Carols by Candlelight – the Choirs of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church will be presenting a Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols, December 16, 4:30 PM. A reception will follow both concerts and admission is by donation. 201 Church St., Belleville.

TRENT HILLS GRANNIES FOR AFRICA – Proud to present their eagerly anticipated Jewellery Show and Sale, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Discover fabulous finds…vintage and costume jewels, grab bags, previously loved handbags, scarves and accessories. The Grannies Café offers a delicious lunch including tea/coffee and dessert. Saturday, September 29, 10 am to 4 pm. Please note the change of venue to Campbellford at St. John’s United Church, 50 Bridge Street.

TWEED AND AREA STUDIO TOUR – Join us for our 21st annual tour! Come visit 16 artists in 13 venues. Gift Certificate prizes! Saturday and Sunday, September 22 and 23, 10 am to 5 pm, both days. Brochures available from local businesses or visit:

WRITERS & FRIENDS – Canadian mystery writers Beverley McLachlin, Donna Morrissey, Jack Batten, and Robert Rotenberg at the 24th Literary Afternoon. Enjoy author readings, book signings and a Q&A, all in support of Horizons of Friendship’s programs in Central America and Mexico. Sunday, November 11, Trinity College School, 55 Deblaquire St. N., Port Hope. More info:

Health & Wellbeing

CRYSTAL THERAPIST – Mary McCandless offers an extensive collection of raw crystals and gemstone jewellery of the highest quality for your home, office, car, personal space or altar. She offers the knowledge to help you choose which is best for your individual situation. A personal consultation is available by appointment. Call 905-377-8585.

HERRON FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC – Our purpose is to educate and adjust as many families as possible toward optimal health through natural chiropractic care. In a health care culture that focuses on drugs and surgery, we believe that we can inspire patients of all ages who are frustrated and sick and give them hope to achieve optimal health. The Fleming Building, 1005 Elgin St. West, Suite 206, Cobourg. 905-377-0555.

REIKI ON WHEELS – Browse our natural health products, tea, jewellery, home décor, unique gifts and semi-precious stones. We also offer in-store demos, on-site Reiki healing, a classroom for special events and seminars as well as psychic, intuitive readings. 613-779-8036, 223 Front Street, Belleville. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

SACRED MEDICINE WAYS – Offering Indigenous medicine healing for anxiety, depression, grief and loss, negative life patterns, poor self-confidence, autism and women’s health issues. In addition…women’s sweat lodges, remote healings, spiritual and wellness coaching, and a variety of workshops are available. Sacred smudges, ceremonial items and handcrafted Indigenous teas can be purchased at Sacred Medicine Ways. 324 Harold Road, Stirling. More info: 647-930-1832 or

WAVELENGTHS YOGA NORWOOD – Wavelengths Yoga offers several weekly yoga classes for all levels, one-on-one yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, continuing education for yoga teachers and Thai Yoga Massage. Yoga Teacher Training starts Fall, 2018 with Caroline Owen. Join us for our Nurturing Harmony Retreat February 2 to 9, 2019 in Costa Rica. 705-933-9283 (call or text) or


HUTCHISON HOUSE MUSEUM – One of the oldest limestone houses in Peterborough, the museum offers a glimpse of life in Ontario in the 1800s. Hours: September through May, Monday-Friday, 10 am to 4 pm. June through Labour Day, Tues-Fri, 10 am to 4 pm and Saturday/Sunday, 1 to 4 pm. 270 Brock St., Peterborough, 705-743-9710.

LANG PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM – Presents: Applefest, September 30; Historic All Hallows’ Eve, October 26 and 27; Christmas by Candlelight, December 1 and 2. 104 Lang Road, Keene, 1-866-289-5264 or

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Presents ‘On the Trail of the Monarch Butterfly’, on exhibition through September 23; ‘Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada’, on exhibition September 29 through December 9. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180.


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK presents THE YOUNG’UNS (from the UK). Best Album, BBC 2 Folk Awards 2018…Irresistible mixture of social commentary, quick-fire banter and harmonies to die for! Sunday, October 14, 4 pm matinee. Tickets: $40( incl. fees); OYSTERS 3 (Oysterband Acoustic) from the UK. Celebrating 40 years. “Tremendous, joyous, remarkable…the cream of their genre.” – Rolling Stone, Saturday, October 27, 8 pm. Tickets. $48 (incl. fees); THE ONCE (from Newfoundland). This popular trio return after a sold out Christmas show to present their new album, ‘Time Enough’. Thursday, November 22, 8 pm. All concerts at Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. 705-749 1146 or More concert info:

NORTHUMBERLAND PLAYERS – Present Mary’s Wedding: September 21 to October 14, showing most Thursdays to Sundays, Firehall Theatre. The Stars on Her Shoulders: October 18 and 20, November 4, 8 and 10. Last Day, Last Hour: Canada’s Great War on Trial: October 19 to November 11. Sexy Laundry: October 19 to November 4 (A buffet dinner will be served two hours before showtime at the Best Western.) Miracle on 34th Street: November 30 to December 16. All venues in Cobourg – Firehall Theatre located at 213 Second St; Victoria Hall Concert Hall, 55 King Street West; Best Western Cobourg Inn, 930 Burnham St. Tickets are available by phone, at the box office or online (for some venues.) All venues are wheelchair accessible. More info: 905-372-2210 or 1-885-372-2210 and

STIRLINGFEST – For those who have a passion for classical music or a love of jazz this will be a weekend or you. Each performance is followed by a reception with an opportunity to meet the performer and taste the fare of the region. Friday, October 12 through Sunday October 14, Stirling. More info: 613-398-7573 or

Pet Wellbeing

JUSTIN’S PET STORE – Offering natural, holistic pet food, supplements and treats, wild bird seed, hypo-allergenic, raw and grain free diets, toys, clothes and accessories. Frequent buyer program. Compassion for people and their pets! 471 Division St., Cobourg, 905-373-1984 or


PSYCHIC LORI – Spiritual medium and intuitive healer with over 30 years of experience. Personal readings and reiki healing. Serving Northumberland County. Call or text 905-372-0464.

WEDDING OFFICIANT – Rev. Mary McCandless creates customized wedding ceremonies (civil, spiritual, romantic, vow renewal, commitment and elopement). Baptisms, spiritual christenings, funerals and celebrations of life. Cobourg, 905-377-8585.


SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. Sudbury: October 20-21; Windsor: November 3-4; Toronto: January 29-20; Peterborough: February 9-10; Ottawa (Almonte): March 9-10. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or

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