Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
June 2019 Newsletter
June 2019 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more
Thank you to    Abbey Gardens
for being an advertiser in our Directory
has bursaries available for adult as well as kid's courses.

We have a great selection of courses for kids from 4 to 10 years of age.  They can attend for 1/2 days or full days, Monday to Friday and supervision is available at lunch.
There are also full day, Monday to Friday options for youth & teens.  Youth classes are for 10 to 13 years of age and youth/teen courses are for 10 to 18 years of age.  The majority of options are combined youth/teen with most students at the lower to mid range of the age scale.
705-457-1680/1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
Create Compelling Characters workshop, Saturday June 15, 10 to 4:00. Join award-winning writer Ruth E. Walker in Gelert for hands-on exercises to explore character in fiction, memoir and nonfiction. Register:,  or call/text 905-767-7823. $65 includes light lunch & refreshments.
John Lennard - Open Studio 
to view recent paintings of John  Lennard. 
16 St Germaine st. Minden On. 
Saturday June 29 - Monday July 1, 
11am - 4pm. 
Studio is open by appointment at other times. (705) 286-3037 for information.
 The Forest Festival 
Tickets are available: or by calling 1-800-631-2198

The line up:
An Intimate Evening with Steven Page
The Slocan Ramblers
The Satallites
Collette Savard & The Savants
Soul Stew
Amanda Rheaume
Tom Allen's Exosphere 
May Module Starts this Friday Saturday,May 3/4 . June Module starts
June 7/8- $295. for 4 full days

PHONE 705.457.2404 

Monthly watercolour workshop - 2nd Wed. 8:30-12:30
Call or email for more info 905-966-7193
Seniors day on Tuesday... $5 off your order over $25

Haliburton Home & Garden Show
Hosted by Haliburton Curling Club: May 31st, June 1st & 2nd
Haliburton County Fair
Hosted by Haliburton Curling Club: June 8th
Minden Comicon
Hosted at Minden Community Centre: June 8th

Haliburton Home and Cottage Show
May 31st -June 3
 photo by Jen Posti

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Our Funders

Trillium Foundation
prov of ont


Our Donors


The Haliburton Forest Woodshop


Artists in the Schools 


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The Haliburton & District Lions Club

The Minden & District Lions Club


Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Haliburton




Parker Pad & Printing Ltd. 

Jim Blake


Visit our booth 
All the proceeds go to AITSC program
Saturday workshops 
to see a list click
Silver Ring with Susan Watson Ellis.

Ancestor Roadshow: Adele Espina Haliburton Highlands Genealogy 
June 1, 1-3 pm
Beginners Knitting Workshop
June 9, 2-4 pm
Family Games Evening: Bring your favourite board game or enjoy one from our collection
June 27, 5:30-7:30 pm

Sylvan Shore
June 1, 7-10 pm
HHSS Annual Show
May 24 - June 1
Pickers Preview
June 8, 12-4 pm
Trash n Treasure
June 15, 8 am - 2 pm; 705-457-2330

Ontario & Quebec: Living for Landscapes
by San Murata
May 30- July 6

Magnificent Moths
June 23: 9 am
Barnum Creek Nature Reserve

Painting Lessons
Mon. & Tues. 10-12 & 1-3, Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon
$10/class; 905-435-7785;

Haliburton County Historical Society
June 20th @ 2 pm
The Bagg's 1153 Sir Sam's Road, Eagle Lake
phone Larry Giles @ 705-754-0427

Pony Trekking
June 7, 14, 21, 28; 12:00- 1:00 pm
Pre-Kinder Garden program
June 6, 13, 20, 27; 10-11:30 am
The Joy of Hydrosolo Workshop
June 15; 10- 1  pm
Garden Patch Kids Home School program
June 5, 12, ; 10 am-3 pm
Food Gardening Series
June 8, 15, 22, 29:  10-12 pm
Clay Paint Night & Workshop
June 19, 6-9 pm 

Speaker Series
Parallel Independence: A Musical Journey from the Seventies to the Present
 David Woodhead
 County Road 1
Wed. June 12; 7-9 pm
Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd., Haliburton
Glass Fusion: June 9
A Brush in the Highlands: June 1, 23
Hills of Huntsville & Haliburton: June 2  
Pedals, Pints, & Pubs in Haliburton County: June 9
Canoe Like a Canadian: June 16
Some Like it Hot: June 8, 9, 22, 23
Rock Hounding: June 7, 12, 15, 19, 23, 29
Restorative Drinks for Liver, Kidney & Blood Health: June 22
Pedal Your Arts: Tour du Village: June 27
Sip, Swill & Savour: June 20, 30
Tastes of Haliburton: June 17, 28
Cattails: A Plant of Many Talents: June 29
Gems Beneath your Boots: June 5, 9, 22
Dog Days of Summer: June 23
Path of the Paddle: June 14
Haliburton Rocks: June 8, 21, 24
E-Bike the Rail Trail: June 16, 29
Making Moccasins: June 1, 12, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14;
June 1: BenTTree Bluegrass Band  -Dominion Hotel
Every Thursday: Nicholas Russell -Rhubarb Restaurant
June 8: The Young Novelists - Haliburton Curling Club
June 15: Open Stage: Brian Sachs & String Clan -Haliburton Museum
June 15: Carrie Cooper with Albert Saxby  -Dominion Hotel
June 26: 100 Women Who Care -Dominion Hotel
June 30: Rocking Canada Day Pre Party with Gord Kidd & Friends-Dominion Hotel

June 3rd @ 6:30 pm

Visible Voices Workshops            

Percussion Instruments Workshop 
Fabric Layering Workshop with Jane Selbie:                 
June 22/23, 2019: 1 ½ days, learn the unique technique, making an 8x10" autumn Scene. Intermediate students are welcome to work on an individual project. Registration, image and "what to bring list" are found on or call 705-457-3412 or email

Join Scott Michael Walling June 24 to 28, 2019
Maker Space Explorations Course Code: ARTS2261
Technology broadens the scope of creative possibility and inspires unique explorations. This course will familiarize you with the equipment in Haliburton School of Art + Design's Maker Space - a PLA plastic 3D printer, a resin 3D printer, scanners, laser engraver, vinyl cutter, industrial sewing machine, digital embroidery machine, large-scale photo printer, printing press, and an assortment of photography/videography equipment. Each day will be spent immersed in a new technology, software, and process. Explore, experiment, and create using a variety of mediums and techniques including printmaking, 3D construction, stencil making, jewellery, and mould making. Skills learned could be applied to artistic pursuits, everyday life, or a career.

1-866-353-6464 ext. 3
 7th Annual Tall Pines Tales                
Cottage Country Writers present a series of public readings featuring talented writers from Muskoka & Haliburton County.
July 17, 2019, 5:30- 9 pm
The Community Room 13523 Hwy. 118, Haliburton, ON 
$25 includes Buffet/Presentation/Door Prizes.  Master of Ceremonies: Mike Jaycock, 
Tickets: Sharon Lawrence @ 705-286-6276

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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.