Regional Listings

Art Galleries & Groups

A GIFT OF ART – Visit the gallery and appreciate the works of local artists. Offering workshops and classes, check website for schedule. Summer camp starts July 2 to August 31. More info: Call 905-987-2264, email or visit

ART GALLERY OF BANCROFT – Presents: I’ve Used Up All My Courage by Holly Edwards – painting (mostly figurative), July 3 to 27 with opening reception Friday, July 5, 7:30 pm; Thin Places, Carol Westcott – painting, July 31 to August 31 with opening reception Friday, August 2, 7:30 pm; Inheritance by Kimberly Tucker – sculpture, September 4 to September 28 with opening reception Friday, September 6, 7:30 pm and a Studio Tour sampler in the gallery shop. More info: Call 613-332-1542, email or visit

BARBEL SMITH GALLERY – Original contemporary Canadian landscape paintings and prints. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 5pm, or by chance or appointment. 16 Robertson St., Colborne. More info: Call 289-251-2363, email or visit

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 info 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

BALTIMORE VALLEY GARDEN CENTRE – Bring your property to life! Open 8 am to 8 pm. 5599 Country Road 45, north of the 401, 905-372-2662. More info, visit

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 pm until December 24. 613-478-5068.

BLUE FROG WATER GARDENS – For all your water garden needs! Plants, pumps, filters, supplies, repairs, maintenance and installations. 4270 County Rd. 45, Cobourg. (Just 2 km north of the 401.) 905-373-5103.

INSIGHT OPTICAL – Exceptional eyewear fashions at affordable prices. We create custom crafted eyewear from the world’s leading brands. Our licensed opticians and certified contact lens fitters are ready to fill your prescriptions and customize your eyewear needs. Experience our passion for eyewear excellence! 24 King St. West, Cobourg, 905-372-8287 and 247 Charlotte St., Peterborough, 705-743-2631.

PRINCESS SODALITE MINE ROCK FARM – Open daily for collecting from 10 am to 5 pm. New specimen material is constantly being added: amethyst, blue and orange calcite, mica, garnet, feldspar, sodalite, etc. Please remember to bring totally enclosed footwear, no sandals, flip flops, crocks. No exceptions. Princess Sodalite Mine Rock Shop, 31241 Hwy. 28 East, Bancroft. 613-332-8274.

STE. ANNE’S BAKERY – Offering an assortment of gluten-free artisan breads, cakes, meals to go, handcrafted cookies and chocolate, sweet creations, granola as well as naturally raised meat. 252 Academy Hill Rd., Grafton. 1-888-839-1935 or visit

TAYLORS COUNTRY STORE – New, repurposed and recycled items made in Canada. 581 Hwy. 28, Bailieboro. 705-939-6072, or 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’ll 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.

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.

Events & Performances

APPLE ROUTE STUDIO TOUR – 3 days over the August Long Weekend. Brochures available at The Big Apple (Colborne), Colborne Art Gallery and Brighton Library. For more info and map go to

APSLEY STUDIO TOUR – A perfect fall weekend filled with the beauty of autumn colours, winding country roads and the works of the artists and artisans on this tour. September 21 and 22, 10 am to 5 pm. For more info, visit

BUCKHORN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS – Appreciate art, enjoy nature, experience creativity and count on having a wonderful experience. Plan a day trip or come for a vacation and enjoy the many attractions, restaurants, lakes and sights in beautiful Buckhorn and the Kawarthas! August 17 and 18, Buckhorn’s Cultural Centre. For more info, visit

CAMPBELLFORD & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – Presents its 16th Annual Garden Tour, Saturday, July 20, 10 am to 4 pm; Garden Party, August 12; Plant Sale, September 14. The society’s meetings & programs, 1st Monday – February through June and September through December, 7:30 pm at Christ Church, Church & Kent Streets, Campbellford. More info: Facebook and

HASTINGS WATERFRONT FESTIVAL – Celebrating our waterfront! Local artisans, live music, food, beverage pavilion, classic and antique car show, ‘Craft Beer & Wine Show’ and more. August 16 to 18 at the Hastings Village Marina, 3 Dit Clapper Drive.

HUTCHISON HOUSE MUSEUM – Enjoy ‘Scottish Tea’ on the terrace in the period garden and complimentary tours of the restored 1840s stone house. ‘Scottish Tea’ is available Tuesday through Sunday, July and August, 1 to 4 pm. For more info, visit

KAWARTHA AUTUMN STUDIO TOUR – Explore visual arts and crafts plus the beauty of the Peterborough area for the 35th anniversary of this tour. September 21 and 22, 10 am to 5 pm. For more info, visit

LANG PIONEER VILLAGE MUSEUM – A living history museum featuring over 30 historic buildings with trade demonstrations by costumed interpreters. Open daily Father’s Day to Labour Day with a variety of special events. 104 Lang Road, Keene. For more info: Call 1-866-289-5264, email or visit

LAVEANNE – For an uplifting experience visit during the lavender bloom season! July only be immersed in purple fields, enjoy a lavender inspired lunch, walk our meditation labyrinth, or join us for workshops ranging from cooking with lavender to aromatherapy. For more info and event listings, visit

NORTHUMBERLAND HILLS STUDIO TOUR – Visit participating artists tucked away in historic towns such as Port Hope and Cobourg, and throughout the beautiful Northumberland Hills. September 7 and 8, 10 am to 5 pm. For more info, visit

PEC CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL – Presenting the finest of Canada’s musicians offering performances that explore the depth and magnitude of the western chamber music repertoire. September 13 to 22. For more info, visit

PORT HOPE HOUSE TOUR – Visit eight spectacular properties each with unique architectural features, design and decor. Saturday, October 5, 10 am to 4 pm. For more info, visit

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY STUDIO TOUR – Discover County artists on this tour that presents a juried selection of this vibrant community’s best artists. September 20 to 22, 10 am to 5 pm. Preview Show August 10, Wellington Town Hall. Free Admission. For more info visit,

PORT HOPE – Don’t miss out on any of the local fun! For 2019 events, visit

TWEED ART IN THE PARK – Enjoy a Fish Fry lunch, listen to live music as you shop at the booths of a variety of local artisans, take a break at the children’s art area, and watch an outdoor production of The Subject by Theatre Organic. Held at Tweed Memorial Park, Stoco Lake (across from Mac’s on Hwy 37), Saturday August 3, 10 am to 5 pm. More info:

WESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE – Celebrating 20 years! June 2 to August 4. For the full season line-up, visit

ZIMART – Celebrating 20 years, ZimArt Rice Lake Gallery showcases beautiful Zimbabwean stone sculpture in a lovely outdoor setting. Open daily June 1 to Thanksgiving. For more info, visit

Home Design, Energy, Renovations & Restorations

COUNTRY HEARTH & CHIMNEY – We’ve been installing Geothermal Systems for over 30 years. To us it’s a way of life, not a response to trends or funding. Your one-stop home energy professionals. 7650 Country Rd. 2, Cobourg. Call 1-877-372-0223 or email

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! Call 1-888-546-9663 or visit

SKY-HIGH HISTORICAL RESTORATION AND CONSULTING – Located in Northumberland County, our small company has specialized staff for every area of restoration, renovation and preservation of commercial, residential and historical buildings. We dedicate ourselves to one project at a time. Call 613-475-7141, email or visit

Health & Wellbeing

CRYSTAL HEALER – 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.

PAST LIFE REGRESSION (PLR)/LIFE BETWEEN LIVES – A spiritual journey in which your subconscious mind enables you to travel back in time to learn valuable lessons enabling you to move forward and fulfill your potential, while healing and releasing your past. Contact Master Hypnotist, Mary McCandless, (905) 377-8585.

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.

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. We also offer online yoga classes, as well as chanting, yoga philosophy, with more online classes being added. Call 705-933-9283 (call or text), email or visit

Pet Wellbeing

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. Call 905-244-9387, email or visit


SHAMAN SPIRIT PATH – Workshops in Core Shamanism, Shamanic Healing of the Spirit. Toronto: July 13-14; Peterborough: September 14-15; Toronto: October 12-13. Glenn Campbell, M.Ed., Shamanic practitioner and faculty member, Foundation for Shamanic Studies. Call 905-430-4953, email or visit

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