What's Happening in the Highlands July 12-18th!


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What' Happening

This Week in The

Haliburton Highlands!

July 12-18, 2012


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Highlands Summer Festival Presents: The Musical, COLOURS IN THE STORM
July 11-13 2012


Colours in the Storm, a musical by Jim Betts. Colours in the Storm is the story of Tom Thomson, one of Canada's best loved painters. Thomson's landscapes of Algonquin Park - including "The West Wind", "The Jack Pine" and "Northern River" - are among the most famous paintings ever done in Canada. But Thomson is perhaps as famous for the controversy of his death in 1917 as he is for the strength of his paintings. He died in mysterious circumstances in the waters of Canoe Lake, and in the years since his death there has been endless speculation about who may have murdered him. The musical is filled with lively and haunting melodies as we watch one man's struggle to realize his own potential. All performances at 8 p.m.


Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

5358 County Road 21

Contact: Jim Frost

Tel: 705-457-9933
Email: tickets@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca



Wolf Howl
July 12 2012


Thursday evenings at 8:00 pm Haliburton Forest staff offer a public Wolf Howl. Participants gather at our seminar building to hear a presentation on wolves, their ecology and relationship with humans. After this presentation, the group is taken for a short hike where the interpreter will attempt to "howl up" our resident pack. We cannot guarantee a response, however we do have a good track-record! Dates: Thursdays in July and August Time: 8:00 pm Fee: Admission by donation to help support the scientific research being conducted at Haliburton Forest. Included: Presentation, short hike and a Wolf Howl.


Haliburton Forest and Wild Life Reserve Ltd

1095 Redkenn Rd

Tel: 705-754-2198
Email: reservations@haliburtonforest.com



MHCC Culture Club- Microscopic Monsters & My Mini Garden
July 12 2012


Have you ever looked at a dust mite under a micro scope? It's like seeing a dinosaur-like monster. And there are millions in your home, even in your bedroom...ewwwh! Micrology is a fascinating world where things we can't see are around us all the time. When enlarged the items are unimaginable - patterns, craters, spikes etc jump out. Working with these images, either through copy enlargements or hand-drawn from images, this day will allow children to create a micro world of their own their in a 3D relief box. The second part of the day talks about vegetable gardens and children will plant their own mini-garden to take home. The program runs from 10:30am to 3:30pm and costs $20/child.


Minden Hills Cultural Centre

176 Bobcaygeon Rd.

Contact: Laurie Carmount

Tel: 705-286-3763
Email: gallery@mindenhills.ca



Haliburton School of The Arts - Fleming College, Walk-About & Instructor Feature
July 12 2012


Walk-About & Instructor Feature Self-guided classroom tours. Fleming College Campus & Haliburton Highlands Secondary School. 4:00 to 5:45 pm. Free!




Haliburton School of The Arts - Fleming College, Entertainment Night
July 12 2012


Andy Rush and the Choral Singers perform in the Fleming College Great Hall. 5:30 to 6:30pm. Free! Behold the power of the collective voice! A group of individuals, most meeting for the first time just four days prior to become part of this choral group, will raise their voices together in song. The result will be extraordinary. Andy Rush's passion for performance and music motivates his charges and energizes entire rooms. You'll witness and hear, but most of all you'll feel the remarkable phenomenon of the collective voice.




Fleming College

297 College Drive

Contact: Reception

Tel: 705-457-1680
Email: createit@hsta.ca




The Art Hive Presents:

Going Dots and Dashes Patterning Workshop
July 12 2012


Going Dots and Dashes Patterning Workshop When: July 12, 1:00-3:30 What: Creating art through pattern has been around from ancient times to today. Using paint, markers, and graphite you will explore just how creative your dots and dashes can be. Age 7+up. $25 includes all materials. Pre-registration required. Instructor Laurie O'Reilly.


Monster Eggs Clay Workshop
July 12 2012


Monster Eggs Clay Workshop When: July 12, 9:30-12 Where: The Art Hive, 10239 Hwy 118, Algonquin Highlands What: What would a monster hatching from an egg look like? A gruesome eye, a weird arm emerge through the crack and you made it yourself! Colour makes it even better. Eggs will be bisque fired, clear glazed and fired for pick-up two weeks later. Age 7+up. $25 includes all materials. Pre-registration required. Instructor Sharon Lynch.



Clay Divas Leaf Platter Workshop
July 12 2012


Clay Divas Leaf Platter Workshop When: July 12, 7:00-9:30pm What: Creating an eye-catching leaf platter is easier than you think and you'll be pleased with the results! Then add your choice of colourful under glazes. This is a good introduction to simple hand building in clay. Platters will be fired twice, clear glazed and ready for pick-up in two weeks.. Adult. $25 includes all materials. Pre-registration required. Instructor Sharon Lynch.



Mosaics Workshop
July 16-17 2012


Mosaics Workshop When: July 16 & 17, 9:30-12 What: Participants will design and create a beautiful glass mosaic that can be hung on a wall. Techniques and skills learned from this workshop will allow participants the basic knowledge to create their future dream pieces: backsplash or tabletop at home.. Youth/Adult (suitable for person over 13 years of age). $60 includes all materials. Pre-registration required. Instructor Erin Lynch. Note: This is a two part workshop.



Earrings Workshop
July 17 2012


Earrings Workshop When: July 17, 1:00-3:30 What: Create a unique pair of sterling silver earrings, learning techniques such as hammering and link formation. Make a pair of post earrings, studs or chandelier style. Participants will be using pliers and hand tools and have the opportunity to embellish with beads. Youth/Adult (suitable for person over 13 years of age). $40 includes all materials. Pre-registration required. Instructor Erin Lynch.



My Stuff Clay Workshop
July 18 2012


My Stuff Clay Workshop When: July 18, 9:30-12:00 What: Make your own mug, bowl, sign for your room or special hanging pocket to keep your treasures. Fun, easy and you'll learn about working with clay. Add colours to make it extra personal! Pieces will be bisque fired, clear glazed and fired, ready for pick up in two weeks. Age 7+up. $25 includes all materials. Pre-registration required. Instructor Sharon Lynch.




The Art Hive

10239 Hwy 118, between West Guilford & Carnarvon
Tel: 705-754-0021
Email: thearthive@live.ca



Everglo ... Live at the Northwood

July 13 2012


Everglo rocks the stage Friday AND Saturday night. You may remember

 this group by the name GUILTY PLEASURES. A FANTASTIC band!! Great song selections from the classic rock era up to TOP40 dance.

This is a performance you won't want to miss!! Interested in being a VIP for this event?? Check out our

website or call us for more information. Live show starts at 10pm.


The Northwood Inn 13588 Hwy 118 West

Contact: Bonnie

Tel: 705-457-1710
Email: info@northwoodinn.ca




Mini-Golf Tournament
July 13 2012


Wednesdays 7pm starting July 13th All ages welcome.

New tournament format each week. Please call ahead to hold your spot.


Carnarvon Family Golf

Tel: 705-489-3473
Email: info@carnarvonfamilygolf.com



Friday Night Legion Ceilidh
July 13 2012


The Haliburton Highlanders Pipes and Drums welcome you to their Annual Ceilidh on Friday, July 13, 2012 at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 129 in Haliburton. The event begins at 7:30pm and will feature highland piping and dancing, Scottish country dancing, and celtic music.


Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 129

719 Mountain Street

Contact: Earl Cooper

Tel: 705-754-2278



What's Happening at the
Haliburton Forest:
Family Adventure Camp
July 13-15 2012


Weekend full of Family Fun! Spend a weekend with your family enjoying our adventure based programs.

Our professional Outdoor Education Staff will guide your family through our experiential education program providing new options and tools to aid

all participants in working closely as a team! Families will have the opportunity to select and design the weekend's activities.

Activities may include traversing the High Ropes Course, challenging

themselves on the Rock Climbing wall, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Hiking, Teambuilding and Leadership Skills - family style! In the evening sit back

enjoy the campfire, listen to the loons, learn about the night sky and howl to the wolves. Dates: July 13-15 Time: Friday 4:00 pm - Sunday at 2:00 pm Fee: $165.00 per adult, $155.00 per child 16 and under Included: Delicious meals from dinner on Friday to lunch on Sunday, as well as all programming and necessary equipment. Your family will stay in our solar powered cabin at Stocking Lake; it's rustic!


Astronomy Program
July 13-14 2012


Join us for a fascinating evening under the stars! Our resident astronomer will take you out to the on-site, dark sky observatory to view and learn about the night sky.

The outdoor program will only be held on clear nights. In case of cloudy nights, exciting indoor, planetarium programs await visitors.... Every Friday and Saturday Evening during July and August. July start times are 9:30 pm and August start

 times are 9:00 pm. Pre-registration is required $20.00 per adult, $15.00 per youth under 18 HST is additional.



Beautiful Butterflies What Makes there Creatures Flutter - Natural History Presentation
July 17 2012


Presented by David Bishop, Manager of Haliburton Forest Join us Tuesday

nights in July and August as we share with you some of the Natural History of Haliburton Forest. In partnership with University of Toronto, Haliburton Forest has

put together 9 topics that will be delivered by the experts themselves. Presentations start at 7:00 pm in the Seminar Building located at the Haliburton Forest

base camp. 




Haliburton Forest - Seminar Building

1095 Redkenn Rd

Contact: Main Office

Tel: 705-754-2198
Email: reservations@haliburtonforest.com





Haliburton County Farmers Market
July 13 2012


The Market is a destination not to be missed. Open every Friday, June 15th to August 31 from 1 to 5 pm. Vendors are local farm producers, bakers,

food producers and artisans. We have seasonal vegetables, berries, melons,

 locally-raised beef and lamb, mushrooms, honey, maple syrup, plant starts,

flowers, home-made breads and other baked goods, preserves, meat pies,

cheeses, East Indian foods and sauces are also available.

Talented artisans showcase products made locally.

The market also provides space for local

not-for-profit organizations to fund-raise or offer information.

Watch for our special events such as "Celebrate Local Food Day"

and the "Harvest Market"; these events often include musicians, activities for kids and educational demonstrations. See you at the Market this summer.


That Place in Carnarvon Restaurant

Hwy 35 & 118 Carnarvon
Elaine Repath


Cycling with the Haliburton Highlands Land Trust
July 14 2012


In partnership with AO Boatwerks and the Haliburton Cycling Coalition,

the Land Trust invites seniors and their cycles to come discover the Dahl Forest Trails and ask questions of the experts.

AO Boatwerks will be on-hand with a basic bike maintenance clinic.

There will then be the opportunity to participate in a group cycle with local guide

Sean Pennylegion of the Cycling Coalition. An experienced guide and

cyclist, Sean will be on-hand to provide cycling tips, proper cycling approaches

for a variety of outdoor surfaces and pointers for beginners and intermediate

cyclists. This event is the final part of the "Silent Sports for Seniors"

Outdoor Event Series at Dahl Forest for 2012, due to generous funding from the Winterfest Legacy Fund.


Dahl Forest

1307 Geeza Rd

Contact: Elisha Barlow

Tel: 705-454-8107
Email: admin@haliburtonlandtrust.ca





Musicians at the Market 

July 14 2012


Musicians Bethany Houghton and Ernie Demuth will be performing at the

Market 11:00 till noon. Guitar and violin meld together to create a magical

hour of musical magnificence. Treat yourself to the experience.


Eclectic Country Market

Downtown Wilberforce  

Contact: Mary Barker

Tel: 705-448-2211  




Haliburton Highlands Dancing Competition
July 14 2012


Highland Dancing Competition, Governed by SOBHD, drawing competitive

dancers from all over Ontario and world-wide.


Head Lake Park, Haliburton
Contact: Breanne Mansfield

Tel: 705-455-7430
Email: b_mansfield@hotmail.com





Saturday Night McKecks Ceilidh
July 14 2012


Once again, McKecks is honored to host the Saturday night Ceilidh with The Sheridan Band for the Haliburton Highlands Games. Check out

The Sheridan Band at their website - www.thesheridanband.com

Call the restaurant for more details.  


McKecks Restaurant

207 Highland Street  

Contact: Karen Frybort

Tel: 705-457-3443
Email: karen.frybort@mckecks.ca





Where is Deep Roots Team Building headin' to?




Introduction to Algonquin Park  

July 14 2012


  This will be an Introduction to Algonquin Park, featuring guided hikes of two interpretive trails, a guided tour of the Logging Museum, and exploration of the Visitors Centre. The group will meet at the East Gate at 9:30 a.m. and should be done by 3:30 p.m. Please call or email to book and for more information. There is a $20 guide fee and carpooling is encouraged as there is a $16 parking fee per car for the day.

Guided Silent Lake Hike  

July 16 2012



This park is a wonderful gem in the south east part of the Haliburton Highlands. We will be hiking Bonnie's Pond Trail, which is a 3 km moderately easy hike, and then, depending on how the group feels we will move to the Day Use Parking Lot and do the Lakehead Loop Trail as well, which is a 1.5 km moderately easy hike. The picnic area and beach are also located there and we can take full advantage of them after our hike. There is a $10 guide fee, and carpooling is recommended as there is a $14 provincial park use fee. Please call or email for further details and to book. You can also visit our blog at www.deeprootsteambuilding.blogspot.com  for pictures and more details.



Guided 15km Silent Lake Hike 

July 18 2012



This will be a guided hike of the 15km Lakeshore Hiking trail at Silent Lake Provincial Park. The 15km Lakeshore Trail is a more difficult trail, due to terrain and distance. It is recommended for more experienced hikers. We will be meeting at 9:00 a.m. for this hike as it is at least 6 hours to complete. Please bring a lunch and plenty of water. We will be meeting for this hike at the Day Use Parking Lot. There is a $20 guide fee for the 15km hike, and carpooling is recommended as there is a $14 provincial park use fee. Please call or email to book and for further details.



Contact: Corina Hall & Karin Aschenbrenner

Tel: 705-854-0628
Email: deeprootsteambuilding@gmail.com










Wintergreen's 25th Free Anniversary BBQ  

July 14 2012



Come on over and sample our famous BBQ for free. We will be BBQing from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Wintergreen...there will be cake and a live band (Custom Blend)...Full maple menu also available all day 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Wintergreen Maple Syrup Barn

3325 Gelert Rd.

Contact: Diane Dawson

Tel: 705-286-3202
Email: dawson.wintergreen@sympatico.ca





Day Camp with Monarch Bible Camp  

July 16-20 2012



Day-time adventure for children ages 6 to 12. A full camp program in a day camp setting. All campers participate in Bible learning, group games, team challenges, swimming and music. Campers choose 3 activities - archery, mountain biking, crafts, drama, canoes, kayaks, trampoline or cub cars. Snacks, lunch and tuck provided all for only $100 per child. Programs runs from 9 am to 4 pm.


Minden Wild Water Preserve

Bethel Road just off of Horseshoe Lake Rd

Contact: Teresa Ward

Tel: 705-887-3625   






Highlands Summer Festival presents: The Comedy ARSENIC AND OLD LACE  

July 16-20 2012



Arsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy written by Joseph Kesselring. Meet Abby and Martha Brewster, the charming and innocent ladies who operate a boarding house, especially for elderly gentlemen. The two spinster sisters interview their potential boarders to ensure they will be socially and religiously "acceptable" roomers and then...... well, perhaps you'll have to discover for yourself. Their demented nephew, who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt, unwittingly assists in their schemes. A popular movie version of Arsenic and Old Lace featured Cary Grant and Priscilla Lane. All evening performances at 8 p.m.


Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion

5358 County Road 21


Contact: Jim Frost 

Tel: 705-457-9933
Email: tickets@highlandssummerfestival.on.ca






Naturally Kids Discovery Day Camp, Week#1  

July 16-20 2012



9:00am-5:00pm daily. Eco-Adventure Day Camp where fun and learning comes naturally. Take part in fun group challenges and outdoor adventures and experience the environment with exciting nature based activities. All programs are delivered by experienced educators with training in first aid, waterfront supervision and high ropes instruction. For ages 7-12 years, cost $190/week. Leader in training program for ages 14-16 years, cost $60.00/week.


Kinark Outdoor Centre

Queen's Line Rd.

Contact: Pat Lynch

Tel: 705-286-3555
Email: info@koc.on.ca




Lawn Croquet & Tea by the Lake  

July 17 2012



Step on to the back lawn of the Red Cross Outpost Historic House and back in time to a more genteel era when one played lawn croquet and took time for tea. Tues. July 17, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on the lawn overlooking Dark Lake. The Museum, a National Historical Site of Canada, is open for touring 11:00 - 4:00 DAILY thru July and August.


Red Cross Outpost Historic House

2314 Loop Rd (Main Street)

Contact: Hilda Clark

Tel: 705-448-3000






Make It Minden

July 17 2012



Meet the Minden Fire Fighters, EMS workers and OPP at the municipal parking lot starting at 7:00 PM. Climb through the equipment, try on the gear, test out the fire hose and enjoy an evening with our local emergency response people.


Municipal Parking Lot

Contact: Lynda Litwin

Tel: 705-286-2911


Student Orientation to the Workplace Workshop

July 17 2012



VCCS is at Fleming CREW Office (49 Maple Avenue PO Box 839 Haliburton, ON, K0M 1S0) on July 17th, 2012 from 11:00am to 1:30pm for a Student Orientation to the Workplace Workshop! This program is funded by Employment Ontario!


VCCS at Fleming CREW Office

49 Maple Avenue PO Box 839

Tel: 1-855-825-0180
Email: studentjobs@careerservices.org


Uncharted Territory with Brian Smith  

July 18 2012



Uncharted Territory with Brian Smith Fleming College, Great Hall. 4:45pm to 6:00pm. Free! Every artist is influenced by every other artist they meet, or certainly by the work of every artist they meet. Sometimes it is simply an attitude that will leave a mark; or a word of encouragement that will be remembered; maybe a specific lesson focused on process or concept that will grab hold of one's mind and become the DNA of some new art yet to be produced. This presentation was lovingly developed by Brian to pay homage to nine people who have made a mark on his journey to be an artist. Join him as he introduces you to Marjorie Smith, William Gregory, Hugh MacKenzie, John Leonard, Joanna Nash and others who are always part of his interior dialogue when he is drawing and painting.


Fleming College, Great Hall

297 College Drive

Contact: Reception

Tel: 705-457-1680
Email: createit@hsta.ca





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