Open Stage performance hosted by Haliburton County Folk Society
Here’s another neat event that is nearly free and for all ages that I found in “What’s Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands.”
There are plenty more so don’t miss the free newsletter. It’s chock full of community goings-on. Actually, I’m finding many more things that I’d love to be a part of now than there was during the summer. Maybe there’s more of an outdoor focus in the summer?
The weather this summer past on Maple Lake was often just so yucky that it would have been awesome to have an excuse to get out of the cottage and check out open stage. Hopefully, they still be presenting it come summertime!
Open Stage – Haliburton Highlands Museum
Saturday, October 17
The Folk Society hosts an open stage on the third Saturday of every month in Haliburton, starting at 8 p.m. at the Haliburton Highlands Museum. Be part of the audience or perform on stage. We encourage musicians and spoken word artists of all types and levels to play and participate! Come for the zucchini loaf and stay for the music. This is an all ages, smoke-free and alcohol-free event for musicians and music-lovers alike. Performers sign-up upon arrival. Admission is only $3.
Visit Website: www.haliburtonfolk.com
Haliburton Highlands Museum Haliburton
The mandate of the Haliburton County Folk Society (HCFS) is to foster an appreciation of and participation in folk music in Haliburton County by:
Promoting folk and acoustic roots music opportunities
Bringing performers and audiences together
Providing a venue for local and travelling performers and songwriters
Encouraging young artists and musicians
Providing creative and financial support for musical ventures; and
Partnering with other folk societies and other performing arts groups
In reading the Haliburton “What’s Happening This Week” newsletter I came across mention of the Gaia Centre. I had not heard of it previously so I clicked through and read about this not-for-profit organization. They have philosophy that I believe we each could and should strive for. I would love to participate in one of their workshops or events. I’m certainly going to check their website before I return to Maple Lake. The link above will take you to their site where they explain about their mission and philosophy as well as providing a calendar of current and future events that you may be interested in participating in.
The Gaia Centre is a not-for-profit organization committed to nurturing the human spirit through advancing understanding, appreciation and love for Mother Earth. The Gaia Centre’s aim is to provide the Highlands community a space to help find and celebrate our place within Nature. By creating a common awareness of the environmental, social and spiritual benefits of sustainable living within Earth’s means, a path is created to making a minimal impact upon the environment.
Gaia Center wishes to facilitate our living and working within Nature’s means through programs in earth-based spirituality, ecology, sustainability, reinvention of work, and the arts as meditation.
The leaders of Gaia Centre are selected because of their expertise and commitment to educate for change. Every Gaia Centre program is offered for its ability to awaken us to earth-consciousness, with the goal being learning for transformation.
Gaia Centre teaches that it is necessary at this time in human history to experience, protect and revere the natural world and all beings.
The Gaia Centre is committed to bringing important local, national, and international teachers to Ontario and welcomes invitations from communities of any kind.
Dorset Fire Tower - 10.08.09 courtesy of weathernetwork.com
Here is your Thanksgiving Forecast for the southern Ontario area with a focus on Haliburton Highland’s cottage country.
Short term weather forecast
Thursday evening – Friday morning
The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands on Friday is an expected high of 52° F. There will be cloudy with showers conditions through afternoon when light rain is expected through the evening with cloudy with showers/light rain conditions continuing and a nighttime low of 41°F.
Long term forecast for the Haliburton Highlands including Thanksgiving
Expect a sunny day on Saturday with the high a brisk 46°F. Expect a low overnight of about 36°F.
The Thanksgiving weekend continues with isolated showers on Sunday and a high of 43°F. Evening temperatures will yield to a low of 37°F.
Rounding out the long weekend on Monday the forecast calls for a cloudy day with showers and a high of 39°F. Overnight lows are expected to go down to 34°F.
Tuesday, look for another sunny day (2 in one week!). Temperatures are only set to be a high of 43°F. Better make sure the winter blankets, quilts and comforters are at the ready as the low temperatures overnight on Tuesday are plunging down to 22°F.
Wednesday, expect cloudy periods and a high of only 36°F . Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to 20°F.
Rain with a snowy mix is in the forecast for Thursday with a high of 34°F . Thursday, the overnight lows are to be about 27°F.
Happy Thanksgiving! Have a great week!
History of Thanksgiving in Canada
The history of Thanksgiving in Canada goes back to an English explorer, Martin Frobisher, who had been futilely attempting to find a northern passage to the Orient. He did, however, establish a settlement in Canada. In the year 1578, Frobisher held a formal ceremony in what is now the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. This event is widely considered to be the first Canadian Thanksgiving, and the first official Thanksgiving to occur in North America. More settlers arrived and continued the ceremonial tradition initiated by Frobisher, who was eventually knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him — Frobisher Bay now known as Iqualuit.
It should be noted that the 1578 ceremony was not the first Thanksgiving as defined by First Nations tradition. Long before the time of Martin Frobisher, it was traditional in many First Nations cultures to offer an official giving of thanks during autumnal gatherings. In Haudenasonee culture, Thanksgiving is a prayer recited to honor “the three sisters” (i.e., beans, corn and squash) during the fall harvest.
Kawagama Lake, Dorset, Ontario morning 10.06.09
The fall colours seem to be ablaze. So pretty.
There is plenty of green here simply because of the abundance of evergreen trees in this area of cottage country.
It is rather nice don’t you think, that all the foliage doesn’t disappear? The evergreens get especially pretty after a snowfall and to my eyes they look like Christmas trees.
A number of the photographs here are reduced but if you scroll to the bottom of the post you can click the individual thumbnail and enlarge them to their full size for the most detail. Enjoy!
Hawkesbury, Ontario morning - 10.06.09
Lagoon City, Ontario - 10.06.09
Silver Lake Resort, Ontario - 10.06.09
Douglas Point & Inverhuron Bay, Ontario - 10.06.09
Reach Harbour, Lakefield, Ontario - 10.06.09
Kincardine Harbour, Lake Erie, Ontario - 10.06.09
Kincardine - Penetangore River Channel, Lake Erie, Ontario -10.06.09
Grimsby, Lake Ontario - 10.06.09
Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario - 10.06.09
Dorset, Ontario morning 10.06.09
Hawkesbury, Ontario morning – 10.06.09
Lagoon City, Ontario – 10.06.09
Silver Lake Resort, Ontario – 10.06.09
Reach Harbour, Lakefield, Ontario – 10.06.09
Kincardine Harbour, Lake Erie, Ontario – 10.06.09
Kincardine – Penetangore River Channel, Lake Erie, Ontario -10.06.09
Grimsby, Lake Ontario – 10.06.09
Head Lake, Haliburton, Ontario – 10.06.09
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Penetangore River, Lake Erie, Ontario
Time for this week’s forecast for the southern Ontario area with a focus mostly on cottage country.
Thursday evening - Friday morning
The weather forecast for West Guilford/Haliburton Highlands on Friday is a big change from last Friday. There will be variable cloudiness in the morning with a high of 39°F. The afternoon will be cloudy with showers and a high of 52° F. Lows Friday night will be in the mid 40’sF°.
Maple Lake Haliburton Highlands Long Range Weather Forecast Oct 1 - 8 2009
Looking ahead to the coming weekend, Saturday calls for isolated showers with a high temperature of about 57° F. Expect a low overnight of about 46°F.
The weekend closes with variable clouds on Sunday and a high of 54°F. Evening temperatures will yield a low of about 46°F.
The traditional workweek on Monday is predicted to be cloudy with showers and a high of 54°F. Overnight lows should be about 46°F.
Tuesday, expect variable cloudiness with a daytime high of 55°F. Overnight temperatures are expected to be about 45°F.
Wednesday, during the day is a near repeat of Tuesday. Expect variable cloudiness with a daytime high of 54°F . Overnight temperatures are expected to about 45°F.
Thursday will bring yet another day that is cloudy with showers. Expect a drop in temperatures as well with the high only about 46°F. Overnight lows aren’t going to be too severe, however. Expect an overnight low of 41°F.
Have a great week!
Grimsby view of Lake Ontario 10.01.09