Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands 
May 2016 Newsletter
May 2016 - News, Events, Workshops, Services and more

May is proving to be a busy month at the Arts Council.
The Board of Directors is pleased to announce three upcoming events which see us connecting and working with members and friends from the performing and visual arts and partners in the community.
  • Spotlight on the Performing Arts May 10 at the Dominion Hotel, Minden
  • Visual Artists and Artisans Roundtable Gathering May 17th Bonnieview Inn, Haliburton
  • Transitions- a show of members work at Fleming College of Art & Design       Entry deadline May 30th. Show runs June 24th to Aug. 19th
Artists in the School Program Needs Your Trash 'n Treasure                
Spring is finally here!!! And with it spring clean-up. If you have items that you no longer need please consider donating them to the Artist in the School Program (AITS) for their table at the Rails End Gallery Trash N' Treasure Market being held on Sat. June 18 th
8 am - 2 pm. AITS will be selling your unwanted items to support the program enabling our elementary school children to enjoy hands-on creative workshops with local artists. Kid's books, games and toys, recycled goods, vintage items, jewellery, household goods, curiosities of all kinds are welcome. Please drop off your donations at the Arts Council office, that is located at 710 Mountain Street, Haliburton from Monday - Thursday 9:30 am  - 3:00 pm or Heritage Ballet,
187 Highland St., Lower Level, Stedman's V & S Mall Haliburton, Sat June 11th from 9:15-11:00am, Tues June 14th or Wed June 15th 5:30-6:30.
To make other arrangements please call Charlene @ 705.754.3536. We appreciate your  support!!
Visual Artists & Artisans Roundtable
for being an advertiser in our Directory

Yours Outdoors Presents:
The Lonely Land: Telling our Stories Speaker Series with Peter Bowers

May 18, 7-9 pm 
HHOA Fish Hatchery, 6712 Gelert Rd.  
May 13th; 8pm
Dominion Hotel 

May 14th at 8 pm
Haliburton Highlands Museum
May 21 at  7 pm
Haliburton Curling Club
Artist: Tim Payment

June 11 after 12:00 pm
1020 Hickory Glenn
Haliburton, ON

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


Wild Leeks, Wild Edibles
May 7: 10:00 am -12:00 pm
Explore the woods at Abbey Gardens & forage for wild edibles!

Haliburton County Public Library
Financial Literacy Workshop:Your Retirement Pay Cheque
May 5th: 6:30pm Dysart Branch
Financial Literacy Workshop: Women & Money
May 26th: 6:30 pm Dysart Branch
Friends of HCPL Book Nook
Every Thursday 10 am- 4 pm Minden Branch
Friends of HCPL Giant Book & Basket Sale
May 21st: 10:00 am to 4 pm Minden branch

Hand to Wheel: Tuesday evening 6:30-9:30  April 12-May 31
                            Wed. afternoon: 1-4, April 13- June 1
                            Wed. evening: 6:30-9:30, April 13- June 1
Children & Teens:
Saturday Crafty Clay for Kids: April 16-21; 10 am -12 pm
Saturday Crafty Clay for Teens : April 16- May 21, 1:30-3:30

Spring Launch
May 28th; 12-4 pm
Music, garden related kids activities, food, beer from Haliburton Highlands Brewing

Telling Our Stories: The Lonely Land
May 25th: 7-9 pm with Peter Bowers
at HHOS Fish Hatchery 6712 Gelert Rd.
Path of the Paddle:May 15 
Stray Cats:May 19 & 29
Some Like it Hot: Glassblowing workshop: May 15 & 21
Wild Edibles Forage & Lunch: May 21
Haliburton Rocks! May 25
Peddle Your Arts: Gears for Guilford: May 27
Contact Yours Outdoors (705-)754-3436;;

The Selfie Game: Haliburton Highlands Secondary School Portfolio Exhibition
April 21- May 14

May 5: The New Normal -an evening of Improve Comedy -Dominion Hotel
May 6: Open Mike -Dominion Hotel
May 7: Richard & Lauren Margison - Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
May 7,14, 21 &28: Kitchen Party Music Jam - Dominion Hotel
May 7: Sheri Hawkins -Songwriter Dinner at Grill on the Gull
May 14: Open Stage -Haliburton Highlans Museum
May 13: Shari Ulrich -Dominion Hotel
May 18: Poets in the Pub -Dominion Hotel
May 28: G
ord Kidd & Friends: Country Barn Dance - Dominion Hotel

Agnes Jamieson Gallery 2016 Members'Show
May 4-28
Opening Reception with Curator's Choice Award
May 7 at 1pm

Final Draw May 27th at noon
Feckles the Fox is in stores now

Fairy Garden Terrarium Workshop
May 8th; 10 am- 12 pm
115 Bobcaygeon Rd. Minden
RSVP to Karen @ 705-286-6999

Ladies Night
May 4: 6:30 pm
Dorset Pitch In Day
Sat. May 7: 9 am
Zumba Class
May 12: 7-8 pm
Dorset Cooking Club
May 18: 6:30 - 8 pm
Dorset Recreation Centre
Check out the Dorset Rec Calendar for May events

2nd Annual Release fo the Butterflies
Sun. June 12, 2016
Minden Culteral Centre; 12-2 pm
for information call: 7705-457-1742

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

Workshops available: 
Haliburton Campus:
May 9-13: Coloured Pencils & pastels with Marta Scythes
May 9-13: Iron Sculpture Open Studio with Rene Petitjean
May 21: Percussion Instruments with John Proctor
Peterborough Campus:
Nuno Felting Workshop with Susan MacDonald
 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.