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Ongoing Events

Wanderer Too'r Boat Tours
Starts: Jun 25th, 2016 10:30 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 4:00 pm
Colin Edwards Art Gallery
Starts: May 21st, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 6:00 pm
Haliburton School of Art + Design workshops and courses
Starts: May 9th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Nov 5th, 2016 5:00 pm

Upcoming Events

Sep-Oct 30-02

Ontario Culture Days

Over 200 locations across Ontario
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: Sep 30th, 2016 12:00 am
Ends: Oct 2nd, 2016 11:30 pm

on.culturedays.ca/en

Arts, Culture & Heritage Festivals & Events

Get ready for an exhilarating weekend! Culture Days is the largest annual celebration of arts and culture in Canada. In 2015, more than 2 million Canadians participated in over 7,500 activities in nearly 900 communities! Back for its seventh year, Culture Days will take place on September 30th, Oct 1st and 2nd 2016. Choose from a myriad of FREE hands-on and behind-the-scenes activities and experience all that Canadian arts and culture has to offer. From studio tours, yarn-bombing, and film screenings, to workshops, tours and open houses, the possibilities are endless. This year, Haliburton Highlands will be hosting more than 5 activities! Visit on.culturedays.ca to search for activities near you and plan your weekend using the customizable Culture Days Bright Spots Schedule.

Cost: Free

For more information, contact:
Hana Elniwairi
ac.syaderutluc]ta[no
(416) 964-7555

Jun-Oct 25-10

Wanderer Too'r Boat Tours

Bon Echo Provincial Park
16151 Highway 41
Cloyne, ON

Starts: Jun 25th, 2016 10:30 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 4:00 pm

bonechofriends.ca

Join our knowledgeable staff and volunteers on an informational tour of the Mazinaw Lake and Mazinaw Rock. Learn about the history of Bon Echo and all of the awesome ways you can enjoy it. Operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and weekends.

Cost: Adults $10 plus HST, Children $5 plus HST

For more information, contact:
Chris Callan
moc.liamg]ta[snoitarepoteelfebof
(613) 336-0830

May-Oct 21-10

Colin Edwards Art Gallery

Bon Echo Provincial Park
16151 Highway 41
Cloyne, ON
Land O' Lakes

Starts: May 21st, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Oct 10th, 2016 6:00 pm

bonechofriends.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Located in Greystones Gift and Book Shop, the Art Gallery displays the works of eleven artists. For sale or simply enjoyment.

Cost: Sponsored by the Friends of Bon Echo Park

For more information, contact:
E. Helen Yanch
ac.sdneirfohcenob]ta[senotsyerg
(613) 336-9863

Oct 31

Halloween at the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Oct 31st, 2016 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Halloween and childhood memories come alive in the Village as you check out the ghosts and goblins. Make fun, new Halloween memories as you visit each building, travelling back in time and sharing in our trick or treat. The Leder Haus always has wonderful hot chocolate and sweet treats, or you can enjoy sitting around the campfire at the Trappers Cabin.

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

May-Nov 09-05

Haliburton School of Art + Design workshops and courses

Haliburton School of Art + Design
297 College Drive
Haliburton, Ontario, ON
Haliburton Highlands

Starts: May 9th, 2016 9:00 am
Ends: Nov 5th, 2016 5:00 pm

hsad.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage Over 300 Saturday workshops and weeklong courses in a wide range of art and craft. Beginners to professionals and children to adults – there’s something for everyone. Visit www.hsad.ca and click on the calendar cover to view the program.

Cost: $105.32 - $340.58 Depending on course plus materials

For more information, contact:
Haliburton School of Art + Design
ac.dash]ta[suksa
1 (866) 353-6464

Nov 05-06

Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show

Almonte Community Centre Upper Hall
182 Bridge Street
Almonte, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Starts: Nov 5th, 2016 10:00 am
Ends: Nov 6th, 2016 4:00 pm

valleyartisanshow.blogspot.ca

Arts, Culture & Heritage

28th CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY ARTISAN SHOW Are you looking for gifts with originality, quality and attention to detail? Then forgo the impersonal big box stores and gift cards, give something thoughtful and creative. Make your first Christmas shopping destination the popular Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show where a juried selection over 25 talented artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their work in a relaxed, friendly and festive atmosphere on November 5 & 6th. The Valley Artisan Show strives to bring in new vendors and old favourites to give you a wide variety of hand crafted items for those special people on your shopping list, great things to make up gift baskets or to give maybe to yourself too! Gifts such as sun catching stained-glass and fused, leather bags and purses, rustic pottery in many forms, scented soaps and scrubs, maple products and gift baskets, folksy painted reclaimed ceramics and containers, local photography in cards and puzzles, canes and walking sticks created from tree branches, classy leather hand bags, beeswax candles and flavoured honey, things knitted and sewn, repurposed silver plated jewellery as well as wire wrapped pendants. Delicious cakes, cookies and sweet confections, framed intricate miniature quilts, books for children, decorative and useful woodworking items are just ‘examples’ of what you will find at this popular Almonte Christmas sale. Delicious homemade light meals and snacks will be served by the Friends of the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum as a fundraising project. Also, collecting for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society…tin dog or cat food, loose change, paper towels…check wish list at www.lanarkanimals.ca. Always free admission and parking. Remember to enter for your chance to win this year’s fabulous quilted lap quilt in festive Christmas fabrics. Make a day trip to Almonte on Saturday November 5th or 6th from 10-4pm start at the Almonte Community Centre/arena Upper Hall located at 182 Bridge Street to begin your 2016 Christmas shopping. Also take a stroll through the pretty village of Almonte with it’s quaint downtown full of boutiques, antique stores and restaurants. If you are still looking for more handmade crafts visit Hand Made Harvest taking place at the Old Town Hall at 14 Bridge Street. Detail descriptions and updates found at www.valleyartisanshow.blogspot.com and www.facebook/Christmas-in-the-Valley-Artisan-Show please give us a ‘like and share’ and tell your friends to meet you in Almonte for a fun filled day.

Cost: free admission

For more information, contact:
Steve Sculland
ac.ocitapmys]ta[dnallucsns
(613) 256-4207

Dec 02

Perth's Festival of Lights

Palace and Basin Parking Lot
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events A celebration of the impending Christmas season in Perth, starts at 6pm at the Crystal Palace! We will gather around a bonfire, listen to live music, enjoy refreshments, and watch the spectacle of fireworks at 6:30pm sharp. All of this fun will be followed by the mass lighting of the Community Christmas Trees in the Crystal Palace. Bring the whole family!

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Karen Fox
ac.htrep]ta[xofk
(613) 267-3311

Dec 03

Perth + District Children's Santa Claus Parade of Lights

Through the streets of Perth
Perth, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 3rd, 2016 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm

perth.ca

Festivals & Events Beginning on Sunset Blvd. at 5pm, the Santa Claus Parade will make its way south through Perth, featuring thousands of lights, music and lots of Christmas spirit. A fun annual family event to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Cost: FREE

For more information, contact:
Sheri Mahon-Fournier
moc.liamtoh]ta[sllesirehs
(613) 264-0123

Dec 11

Christmas in the Village

Petawawa Heritage Village
176 Civic Centre Rd
Petawawa, ON
Upper Ottawa Valley

Date: Dec 11th, 2016 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm

petawawaheritagevillage.com

Arts, Culture & Heritage Our season comes to an end quickly but we could not wrap things up without Christmas in the Village on December 11th from 2 pm - 7 pm. What would Christmas be without a visit with Santa in the stable and the opportunity to sit with him in his sleigh. Visit the Leder Haus and prepare a gingerbread man to leave out on Christmas eve for Santa; at the Trapper Cabin enjoy roasting marshmallows on a campfire while also enjoying a hot drink. The buildings have all been decorated for Christmas and in the School house a tree adorned with decorations of memories from your past stands tall. Carollers will be singing and the evening high-lighted, of course, with a sleigh ride.

Cost: donation pay the reindeer at the gate

For more information, contact:
Ann McIntyre
moc.liamg]ta[12erytnicmnna
(613) 687-5054

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