Nov 9 – Film Screening: Unwanted Soldiers, 5pm, Minden Library. Adults. More Info.

November 11 - Transitions: An Afternoon of Poetry and Music 2-4pm at Oakview Coliving, 2029 Little Hawk Lake Rd. Limited seating! RSVP: [email protected] / Doug Tindal, 647-965-2564.

November 12 - Razzamataz Kids’ Shows! presents, The Dragon King by Tanglewood Marionettes at 2pm at the Northern Lights Pavilion. Join us for colourful sets, hand crafted marionettes and an intriguing story. Followed by a Marionette workshop 3:15-4pm. More info.

Nov 15 – Puzzle Time, 12-3pm, Stanhope Library. Adults. More Info.

Nov 17 – PA Day Activities, Dysart & Wilberforce Libraries at 11am, Stanhope Library at 12:30pm. More Info.


Nov 17 – PA Day Movie: 101 Dalmatians, 1pm, Minden Library. More info.

November 18 - Christmas in the Village at the Minden Hills Cultural Centre. Starts with the Minden Santa Claus parade at 11am. Santa will be in the Heritage Village after the parade until 2pm. Event goes until 4pm. More info.

November 18 - Haliburton County Folk Society presents Open Stage at the Haliburton Legion, 7:30pm. More info.

November 24 - The 10th Annual Highlands Christmas Shindig "Turn up the Heat" Fuel for Warmth Fundraiser featuring Adverse Conditions. At the Haliburton Legion after the Santa Claus parade, bands starts at 8:30pm. Tickets $30 and available at all Up River Locations.

Nov 24 - PA Day Activities, Dysart, Minden & Wilberforce Libraries at 11am, Stanhope Library at 12:30pm. More Info.

November 25 - Tour de Forest & Friends Christmas Arts Show & Sale 10 am to 4 pm in the Fellowship Room at the Haliburton United Church, 10 George Street. For more info, contact Louise Ewing: [email protected]/705-457-5831.

November 25th and 26th - Auditions for Ctrl-ART-Del’s 2024 Season of Plays. (See below in Opportunities for more info.)

December 2 - Holiday Night Market 4-8pm at Abbey Gardens. The ultimate Holiday gift shopping experience, featuring local artisans and handmade gifts, delicious treats, festive drinks on our Holiday Spirits patio, carolers, and more! Also looking for vendors! More info.

Open Studios

November 18 - December 23 - Earths Beauty Studio Added to Kathleen Dewar's full studio will be Christmas hoops and other festive items crafted in leather showcased for your Christmas shopping list. By appointment only please. Call 416.795.7849 or email [email protected]. More info.


November - Pot Your Heart Out! at Blackbird Pottery. Weekly Wednesdays 1-4pm. More info.

November - Evening Clay at Blackbird Pottery. Weekly Wednesdays 6:30-9pm. More info.

November 16 - Indian Dancing and Exercise, 10:30-11:30am, Dysart Library. Adults. More Info.

November 25-26 - Pot your Heart Out! Weekend Workshop at Blackbird Pottery. More info.

Multiple Dates ( Nov 25, Nov 28 or Dec 7) - Fabric Layering Workshop (One Day, Beginner) at Jane Selbie’s studio in Haliburton Village. 9 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Using your own chosen image, you will create a 5”x 7” picture using the fabric layering technique. Also suitable for a past student. More info.

February 24 - March 2, 2024 - Join Gord Jones in Tequisquiapan, Mexico for a week of watercolour painting, culture, and good food. More info.

Pay-as-you-go painting classes at Boathouse Studio in Carnarvon run all year round and have been going for 7+ years. Mon. or Tues at 10-12 or 1-3. $15 per class. Beginners welcome. For those that want to try oil paints, there is a $5 fee for in-class use. Email: [email protected]

Online Art Mentoring with Carole Finn. On demand, online. Learn through guided doing. More info.

Art Exhibitions

September 7 - November 25 - Shifting Lens at the Agnes Jamieson Gallery, Minden Hills Cultural Centre. More info.

October 23 - November 23 - Janice Archer "Wall Art Exhibition" at The Riverside Inn Restaurant in Norland. Janice Archer also currently has work on the walls of The Millpond Restaurant in Carnarvon, enhancing dining experiences through art.

November 1-26 - im coming out Group Exhibition at The Space. Wed-Sun 12-6. 173 Highland St Unit B. Underneath Russell Red Records. 705-457-2718. Instagram @thespace_hali. Opening Reception: Nov. 23 6-10pm.

November 13- February 19 - The ACHH's Art in Public Spaces committee presents its newest member's show at Haliburton Highlands Brewing.

Weekly Events

Tuesdays - Family Storytime, 10:30-11:30am, Minden Library. More Info.


Thursdays - After-School Crafts. 3-5pm, Minden Library. More Info.


Fridays - Family Storytime, 10:30-11:30am, Dysart Library. More Info.


Looking for Vendors - Abbey Gardens' Holiday Night Market is looking for vendors! More info.

November 25th and 26th - Auditions for Ctrl-ART-Del’s 2024 Season of Plays. Open to performers ages 14-70+, and will take place at the Haliburton Legion. No acting experience is required, just a willingness to learn. The shows we are casting are One Night Only: A Valentine’s Cabaret, Mustard by Kat Sandler, and The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. To book your audition, head to

Story Circle needs submissions. Submit stories (up to 1500 words) via email, along with a short bio and story prompt, to [email protected]. If your story is appropriate for the radio, you will be asked to record your piece(s) at Canoe.

Arts Council ~ Haliburton Highlands is accepting applications for those interested in joining its Board of Directors. A working board, the ACHH has a wide mandate that it serves through its activities and programming such as the Arts Directory, the Artists in the Schools program, Art in Public Spaces Exhibitions and much more. Any individual with an interest is encouraged to reach out for more information, and at this time, an individual with a financial background or knowledge is especially encouraged as the Arts Council looks to fill its treasurer position in 2024.

Call for Member Submissions - ACHH. Submit high-quality, digital images of your work for consideration for our public newsletter banner (as seen at the top of this newsletter). This banner will be continual rotated to feature the work of the ACHH Membership. Email us by Nov. 27th.

Member Announcements

New Online Arts Shop - Designs by Liane has a new curated collection of custom art in their online shop. Design by Liane is a diversified artistic company that specializes in interior design. Explore their services with a complimentary 30 minute consultation. More info.

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Artist Credits

The Arts Council would like to acknowledge the work featured in our header (which will rotate to reflect the vast local arts community). Clockwise from top left: Paradigm Designs, Renee Woltz, Tiffany Howe, Highlands Opera Studio and The Haliburton Sculpture Forest - Conspiracy of Ravens by John McKinnon.