Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
August 2016 Newsletter
August 2016 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
Haliburton School of Art & Design
 June 24 - August 19, 2016   
Thank you to Heather Lodge.
for being an advertiser in our Directory

Art on the Dock
Shelley Beach at Art on theDock

Thank you for your generous donation to the Artists in the Schools program

Fallen Angets
Aug. 1-5 & 10-12
Miss Caledonia
Aug. 7-9

Masterclass with Richard Margison
Aug. 4, 5 &6; 7 pm
St. George's Anglican Church 
From Opera to Broadway
Aug. 9; 7pm -St. George's
More Opera to Broadway
Aug. 11; 8 pm -Minden United Church
For the Love of Shakespear
Aug. 16; 8pm St. George's
Aug. 23; 8 pm -St. George's
The Brother's Grimm & The Breman Town Musicians
Aug. 18 & 20
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion
Aug. 28, 30, 31 & Sept. 1
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavillion

Qristina & Quinn Bachand: Gourmet Desserts & Celtic Concert

Tuesday evenings 
Head Lake Park, 7pm

Starting July 5 through to August 9
Keep'n it Local

July 22nd to Aug. 5th
Wallflower Studio in downtown Minden
Opening reception 
Friday July 22nd 7-9pm
Book Launch 
August 2, 2016

Janis Cox

Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


Lions logo

The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake

John Patterson

Shawn Hagerman


Symposium for Performing Arts in Rural Communities
Thursday, October 27 to Sunday October 30, 2016  at the Pinestone Conference Centre, Haliburton, ON     More information about the symposium, how to register and book accommodations will be available soon at

Wild About Nature Golf Tournament
Tournament: Aug. 11, 2016
Woodland Wildlife Sanctuary Tour
Sat. Aug. 20; 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Lost Haliburton Boat Tours
Stay tuned for availability
 For more information call 705-457-2760
Heritage Happenings!
Wed. & Fridays from July 6-Sept. 2; 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
ages 6-12 -fun activities:including games & crafts
Second Sundays Crafting Group
Second Sunday of every month 2-4 pm
no matter your craft or art we've a spot for you!
Wilderness School
Wednesday in July & August 1:30-3:30pm

Wild About Reading!
Get wild about reading with our Family Storytime & Craft every week starting July 4th
Haliburton: Mondays & Wednesdays@ 1 pm
Minden Hills: Tues. & Thurs. @ 1 pm
Wilberforce: Tues. @ 11:30 am
Stanhope: Thurs. @ 11 am

OPEN STUDIO: Summer Sessions
Wednesdays: July 13-Aug. 17th, 1-4 pm Or 6:30-9:30pm
Crafty Clay Camp for Youth & Family
Tuesdays: July 12th - Aug. 16th, 10 am to noon

Junior Naturalists & Junior Gardener Camps
Aug. 1-5: Abbey Gardens West Guilford
Dig in Series: Yoga & Yogurt
Aug. 13
Sustainable Clothing: natural dyeing workshop
Aug. 20
Garlic Festival
Aug. 28; 10-4
Pizza by Into the Blue Bakery available at lunch on Thursdays and Sundays

Whiskey Jack -Stompin' Tom's Band
Aug. 6 Wilberforce Community Centre 9 pm
Samantha Martin & Delta Sugar Concert 
Aug. 27 Irondale's Heritage Church 7 pm

Highlands East Studio Tour
Aug. 8-9 & 15-16; 10 am - 5 pm

Lakes I have known: Bev Clark
Aug. 17; 7-9 pm
at HHOS Fish Hatchery 6712 Gelert Rd.
Gems Beneath your Boots:Sept 3
Tastes of Haliburton: Aug. 5 & 29
Stray Cats: Aug. 18 & 30 & Sept 16
Rock Hounding: Aug. 11 & 23 & Sept. 17
Wild Edibles Forage & Lunch: Aug. 14 & 28
Path of the Paddle: Aug. 16 7 & Sept. 11
Pedal Your Arts; Rolling Hills of Harburn: Aug. 20
Haliburton Rocks: Aug. 1 & 27
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;
Mondays Painters
at the studio 1162 Peterson Rd. Carnarvon
10-12 pm contact Harvey 905-435-7785 to confirm

Indigodragonfly Studio
Stained Fingers Dye Camp
Aug. 15-19
Highlands Fibre Fling
Aug. 20th; 11 am - 3 pm

for children 6-12
Wed/Thurs/Fri. 1:30-3 pm

Aug.1-5 & 10-12: Fallen Angels -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Aug 2, 9, 16,23 &30: Tiki Party with Blaine Burnie & Mark Trackway -Dominion Hotel
Aug. 4: Rick Fines -Haliburton School of Art and Design
Aug. 4: Masterclass #1 -St. George's Anglican Church
Aug. 5: Masterclass #2 - St. George's Anglican Church
Aug. 6: Masterclass #3 -
St. George's Anglican Church

Aug. 6: Kitchen Party Music Jam -Dominion Hotel
Aug. 7:
MasterClass #4 -St. George's Anglican Church
Aug. 9 & 11: From Opera to Broadway - St. George's Anglican Church/Minden United Church
Aug. 7-9: Miss Caledonia  -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion 
Aug. 10: Sean Chambers Blues Band -Dominion Hotel
Aug. 13, 20, 27 & Sept. 3: Kitchen Party Music Jam - Dominion Hote l
Aug. 16: Qristina & Quinn Bachand -Tamarack Lodge
Aug 16: For the Love of Shakespeare concert - St. George's Anglican Church 
Aug. 17: Poets in the Pub-Dominion Hotel
Aug. 18 &20: The Brothers Grimm & the Bremen Town Musicians -St. George's Anglican Church
Aug. 18 & 20: Dean Burry Opera Double Bill -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
Aug. 27: Jeff Moulton Conert-Dominion Hotel    
Aug 23:C elebrations!HOSAlumniConcert -
St. George's Anglican Church
Aug. 28, 30, 31 & Sept. 1: Faust Opera -Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

Butterfly Touring Exhibition 
June 1 - Sep. 30

Freckles the Fox
Available for purchase in local stores

Dorset Cooking Club
Summer snacks on Wed. Aug 3
Stir Fry on Wed. Aug. 31; 6:30-8 pm
Seed Saving 101
Wed Aug. 10; 2-4 pm
Public Meeting
Sat. Aug. 20; 10 am
Township of Algonquin Highlands seeking public input on the use of shipping containers
Community Garage Sale
Saturday Sept. 3; 9 am to 2 pm
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar for May events

3rd season begins July 5th in Head Lake at 7pm

for information call: 705-766-2260
The First Annual LoveFest
Sat. Aug. 6th; 11 am -8pm
A one day festival of artists, vendors, workshops, food drink live music, families & fun

Join us every Wed. starting July 6 to Aug. 10 in the great Hall of Haliburton School of Art + Design for an Art Talk from 4:45-6:00
Aug. 3: The Draw of Art with Kate Carder-Thompson
Aug. 10: Life Sketches with Robert Bateman
Aug. 11: Art Auction

 photo by Jen Posti

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Benefits of Membership
As a member of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands you receive:   
  • FREE listing of your artist/studio/business/organization details in the Arts Council's online Directory and in the annual printed Arts Directory (25,000+ distribution) with your BRONZE level membership.
  • Ability to purchase an enhanced listing in the annual Arts Directory (GOLD & SILVER level memberships).
  • Exclusive events listing in monthly newsletter e-blast to approximately 1,000 recipients AND free listing of your events on the Arts Council website.
  • Participation in promotional material mailing to Ontario Tourism Centres.
  • FREE classified ads in monthly newsletter and on the Arts Council website.
  • Ability to purchase your own e-blast to the Arts Council's database ($25 + HST per).
  • Access to Arts Council credit card program (7.5% fee on sales) and wine glass rental ($4.20 per dozen + HST).
  • Participation in the Artists in the Schools program.
  • Use of Arts Council Membership logo on your promotional material.
  • A vote at the Arts Council Annual General Meeting.
  • Opportunity to be a Featured Artist on the Arts Council web site.
  • Access to the Haliburton School of the Arts extensive resource library.
  • Paid opportunities to participate/exhibit at Arts Council-sponsored community events. 
What does the Arts Council do on members' behalf?
  • Compiles information for members about funding, resources, competitions, requests for proposals for artists and arts organizations and businesses.
  • Acts a voice for arts, culture and heritage in Haliburton County. The Arts Council has representation on the Haliburton County Tourism Coalition and is involved in provincial and national arts organizations.
  • Provides an information service to the public about the services, skills and products provided by members of the Arts Council. The Arts Council responds to requests for information by the public received by phone, mail or e-mail.
  • Facilitates business-to-business connections among Arts Council members
  • Collaborates with other organizations to promote the arts, culture and heritage. 
If you are interested in donating to the Artists in the Schools program, donors receive a charitable tax receipt. Cheques can be made out to the Friends of the Arts in Haliburton Highlands and mailed to PO Box 931, Haliburton ON K0M 1S0. Alternatively, you may donate via PayPal.