Regional Listings

Art Galleries & Groups

ART GALLERY OF BANCROFT – Presents: Correspondences: Arts of the Loom and the Easel by Carolyn Jongeward, painting and tapestry, April 3 to 27 with opening reception Friday, April 5, 7:30 pm; Experiencing Yellow by Anita Murphy, May 1 to June 1, painting and sculpture with opening reception Friday, May 3, 7:30 pm; A Sense of Place by Julie Withrow, painting, June 5 to 29 with opening reception Friday, June 7, 7:30 pm. More info: 613-332-1542 or

BARBEL SMITH GALLERY – Original contemporary Canadian landscape paintings and prints. The Gallery presents ‘The Land In-Between,’ May 18 – 20 and May 25 – 26. Regular hours are Wednesday through Friday, 10 am to 5pm, or by chance or appointment. Offering adult art classes this spring. 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 – Now in our 29th year of business this nursery and garden centre has evolved into a destination in our region by bringing your property to life. 5599 County Rd. 45, Baltimore (just north of Cobourg). 905-372-2662 or 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.

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

PRINCESS SODALITE MINE ROCK SHOP – Check out our new metaphysical crystals: Ajoite, Mongolian Quartz, Nullite, Prinolas Calcite also the various wall hangings and decorative lamps. Princess Sodalite Mine Rock Shop, 31241 Hwy. 28 East, Bancroft. Follow us on Facebook.

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

VILLAGE GREEN – Organic seeds, seedlings, gourmet/health foods, local soaps, candles, teas, oils, vinegars, gifts and more! Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm, 613-961-0654. 535 Ashley St., Foxboro.

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

ART SALAD – Discover the 3rd annual visual smorgasbord of gorgeous art: pottery, mosaics, glass art, encaustics, fabric art, jewellery, body care and more in a whimsical garden setting. Stroll along the artists’ booths, stop for a chat and purchase a locally handmade treasure. Finish with a coffee and treat while relaxing under the trees. June 1 & 2, 10 am to 5 pm, 10821 County Road 2, Grafton. More info:

CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN – Northumberland scholarship fundraising luncheon. May 8, Dalewood Golf Club, 7465 Dale Road, Cobourg. Doors open at 11:30 am with a cash bar. Lunch at noon. Tickets are $65 and a tax receipt will be issued for a portion of the ticket price. Advance ticket sales only through Victoria Hall box office, 55 King St. W., Cobourg or by calling the box office at 1-855-372-2210 or 905-372-2210, or order on-line at

IN A GARDEN – A show and sale of works influenced by the garden: beeswax candles, handmade soap, bird houses, artwork, pottery and more! Butterfly plants, garden accessories, goodies, garden punch and cooking with the sun. In the garden of Kathryn McHolm, village of Welcome, 4749 County Rd. 2, just north of Port Hope. July 20 and 21, 10 am to 4 pm (rain or shine). More info: 905-753-2196 or

MANDARIN MS WALK COBOURG/PORT HOPE – This 5km walk will begin at 10 am with registration at 8:30 am. Join us as we walk down the picturesque streets of Cobourg. Sponsorship opportunities are available. There will be a silent auction, morning & lunch refreshments. Sunday April 28 at Cobourg Collegiate Institute, 335 King St. E. To register your team visit or for more info contact: Anne Driscoll, Fundraising & Community Outreach Coordinator, 705 748 4221 or

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

PETERBOROUGH GARDEN SHOW – Come out and enjoy the 19th annual show with well-known speakers, workshops and over 100 vendors and exhibitors. Admission is only $10.00, which gives you a weekend pass; come and go as you please! April 26, 5 pm to 9 pm, April 27, 10 am to 5 pm, April 28, 10 am to 4 pm. New location at Fleming College’s Kawartha Trades and Technology Centre, 599 Brealey Drive, Peterborough.

PORT HOPE GARDEN TOUR – Tickets are available for $25.00 and can be purchased online at our website below or in Port Hope at Holton Flowers, Furby Books or Acanthus Interiors; in Cobourg at Quinn’s Blooms; in Peterborough at Johnston’s Greenhouse. June 15, 10 am to 4 pm.

ST. THOMAS ANGLICAN CHURCH – Presents: The Neighbours featuring violinist Sofia-Marie Bergeron, classical dancer Paola Bergeron and organist Francine Nguyen-Savaria. Easter Sunday, April 21 at 4:30 pm. A reception will follow and admission is by donation. 201 Church St., Belleville.

VICTORIA HALL VOLUNTEERS – Present: ‘Susanna Moodie, Fact and Fiction’, a discussion with authors Cecily Ross, The Lost Diaries of Susanna Moodie, and Michael Peterman, Susanna Moodie, A Life, moderated by historian Hugh Brewster. Wednesday, May 15 at 7 pm. Victoria Hall, Cobourg. Tickets, including refreshments, are $25 for adults, and $15 for students. Available at the Victoria Hall Concert Hall box office, 905-372-2210 or online at (a service charge will apply) or from Victoria Hall Volunteers. More info: 905-373-1432, or visit

WARKWORTH LILAC FESTIVAL – Come walk the Millennium Lilac Trail at the Festival showcasing 83 unique varieties of 300 lilacs: introducing the new trail extension, and beautiful Victorian tea and crafter’s market. On Main Street enjoy music at the mews, Art Around AH!, the photo show, horticultural vendors, lilac sales, A Touch of Lilac Design and on Saturday only the Blades of Glory at 10 am and Moonglow Jazz Strings featuring Karen Oxorn in the Lilac Room at 8 pm. Opening weekend festivities: May 25 and 26.

WESTBEN ARTS FESTIVAL THEATRE – Celebrating 20 years! June 2 to August 4. For the full season line-up, 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. 1-877-372-0223 or

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

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. 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. 705-933-9283 (call or text), email or visit

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


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

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