Regional Listings

Art Galleries, Shows and Sales

ART GALLERY OF BANCROFT – Presents Unearthed, by Anne Renouf, mixed media, March 6 to 30 with opening reception Friday, March 8, 7:30 pm. 10 Flint Ave., Bancroft. More info: 613-332-1542 or

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 – Bringing communities and cultures together through inspiring works of art! This unique and inviting gallery 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.

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 or visit

INSIGHT OPTICAL – Internationally crafted, stylish eyewear for fashion that fits your face. We specialize in personalized customer service extraordinaire. 24 King St. West, Cobourg, 905-372-8287 and 247 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-743-2631.

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 and to shop online visit:

WITH ALL MY ART – Looking for that perfect piece or a unique gift? Among the many items this artistic and eclectic store carries you will find a large selection of original, hand-painted birch tree designs on glass. Also specializing in custom framing. 48 King St. West, Cobourg, 905-377-8866.

Custom Home Design & Building

LINWOOD HOMES – Choose from over 400 existing home designs and a wide selection of materials. All designs can be fully customized or you can work with our experts to create a unique home plan. Our customers have built over 10,000 high-quality homes since 1968. Our house kits and custom home packages have won many national awards and have been delivered worldwide to over 26 countries. Linwood offers you a complete solution and a better way to build – easy, safe and affordable! 1-888-546-9663 or visit

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. 287 Division St., Cobourg, 905-372-4247 or visit


HURLY BURLY – Peterborough’s Early Music Ensemble presents Rejoice and Be Merry! This concert will feature instrumental and vocal music of the Christmas season from the earliest English chant manuscripts, through the complex harmonies of the Renaissance and into early modern times. This is definitely not the holiday music you’ll be hearing in the malls! Tickets $10 at the door, homemade refreshments will be served. Sunday, December 2, 2:30 pm, St. John’s Anglican Church Guild Hall, 99 Brock Street, Peterborough. More info:

IMAGINATE – Green Wood Coalition presents a one-day social justice conference and ‘Evening of Possibility.’ Guest speakers, artists and musicians will inform, entertain and motivate through a powerful line-up of presentations, workshops, short talks and performances. March 29. Conference: 8:30 am to 4:00 pm and includes refreshments and catered lunch; ‘Evening of Possibility’: 7 to 9 pm and features local food-sourced reception. Tickets are available for single event or full package with early bird special on sale February 1. Victoria Hall, 55 King St. West, Cobourg. More info:

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONFERENCE – A full day of empowering speakers, workshops, lunch, snacks and networking, plus a few surprises. Worth the drive to Peterborough! March 8, 8 am to 4:30 pm, Ashburnham Reception Centre, 840 Armour Road. Hosted by Thirteen Moons Wellness. More info:

MANDARIN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (M.S.) WALK – Hosting a 5 km walk, with in-house raffle, refreshments and fun! Sunday April 29, at Cobourg Collegiate Institute, 335 King Street West. Registration starts at 8 am and walk starts at 10 am. More info: 705-748-4221 ext. 3512 or email To register visit:

ST. THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH – Presents: Musical Journey of Germany, January 20 at 4:30 pm., featuring works by Mendelssohn, Reger, Merkel and Bach; The Canadian Guitar Quartet, February at 4:30 pm., featuring an original programme showcasing the versatility of the classical guitar; Sacred Music for Female Voice Choir, March 17 at 4:30 pm., featuring a journey through the history of choral music, starting with plainchant and ending with a contemporary work. A reception will follow all concerts and admission is by donation. 201 Church St., Belleville.

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 or visit

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. 324 Harold Road, Stirling. More info: call 647-930-1832, email or visit

WAVELENGTHS YOGA NORWOOD/WESTWOOD – Offering several weekly yoga classes for all levels, one-on-one yoga therapy, retreats, workshops, continuing education for yoga teachers and Thai Yoga Massage. December 10-14, join us for an online, early morning series of classes including recordings of each class. We also offer 200, 300 and 500-hour yoga teacher trainings. 705-933-9283 (call or text) email or visit


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 Christmas by Candlelight, December 1 and 2. 104 Lang Road, Keene, 1-866-289-5264 or

PETERBOROUGH MUSEUM & ARCHIVES – Presents Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada, on exhibition until December 9; Hockey, on exhibition December 9 through March 1. 300 Hunter St. East, Peterborough, 705-743-5180.


FOLK UNDER THE CLOCK – Presents Harry Manx in concert with an east meets west fusion of blues and Indian, roots and world music. Sunday, January 20, 4 pm matinee.; Lennie Gallant in concert when the P.E.I. singer/songwriter showcases his new album ‘Time Travel’, Thursday, April 11, 8pm. Both concerts at The Market Hall Theatre, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough. Tickets: 705-749 1146 or More info on concert series:

NORTHUMBERLAND PLAYERS – Presents Miracle on 34th Street, November 30 to December 16; The Drowning Girls, opens November 30; The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, opens December 12; The Odd Couple, opens January 18; The Drowsy Chaperone, opens February 22; Silent Sky, opens March 22; A Fox on the Fairway, opens April 26. Check the ad in this issue or their website for locations in Cobourg or Port Hope. Tickets are available by phone, at the box office or online (for some venues.) All venues are wheelchair accessible. Tickets and more info: 905-372-2210 or 1-885-372-2210 and

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

RAW PET FOOD SUPPLIES – Feeding your pets the way nature intended. New to feeding raw? Come in and speak with Robyn, a knowledgeable and helpful guide to finding the best options for your pet. Top quality, human grade meats. 10715 County Road 2, Grafton. 905-244-9387 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. Toronto: January 19-20; Peterborough: February 9-10; Ottawa (Almonte): March 9-10; Toronto: April 13-14. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. 905-430-4953 or

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