Haliburton Highlands’ Happenings This Week! #haliburtonhighlands #canada #santaday

Ξ November 26th, 2011 | → 0 Comments | ∇ art/crafts, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario |

Gilmour Ontario Sunset (late November 2010)

What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands NOW! November 23-30, 2011:


Festival of Trees:

November 25-27 2011

The Minden Hills Festival of Trees is a magical event for the entire family, filled with wonderful things to see, interesting shops to visit, and fun activities for children–all with a Christmas theme. Enjoy the lights and outdoor arrangements as you stroll throughout the grounds. Be sure to check out the children’s art & craft workshop in the Schoolhouse and don’t forget a visit to the Sugar Plum Candy Shop!

Minden Hills Cultural Centre

176 Bobcaygeon Rd. Minden

Contact: Sian Cox

Tel: (705) 286-2808

Email: culturalcentreinfo@mindenhills.ca



Community Care Haliburton County Christmas Bowling Party
November 26 2011

Annual Community Care Haliburton County Christmas Bowl-a-thon.

All proceeds to benefit local residents accessing services provided by Community Care. Enabling seniors and adults with disabilities to remain at their place of residence and live independently. Two flight times, 1:30pm or 3:45 pm teams or individual registration welcome (Minimum $20.00 pledge to bowl for free) Great time, all ages welcome….see you there. To register call Hilary at 705-457-2941 or Val 705-286-3900

The Fast Lane Hwy 35 Minden

Contact: Val Lennox

Tel: 705-286-3900

Email: thefastlane@hotmail.ca

(Hope you made it to this! I really would have went!)

Haliburton Village Santa Claus Parade

November 25 2011

Theme: “A Pioneer Christmas” Spectacular Night Parade starts at 6:30pm Bands, Floats, Marchers, Horses. Join in the fun – to enter call Jim at 705-457-4031.

Haliburton Village Highland Street

Contact: Jim Frost

Tel: 705-457-4031

Email: frostdownhome@bellnet.ca



Township of Minden Hills Santa Claus Parade:

November 26 2011

Parade start time 11:30 a.m. Sponsored by the Township of Minden Hills in partnership with its volunteers, local businesses and organizations. We will be commencing from the public parking lot across from the Fire Hall, please bring your float between 10-10:30 so we may organize all floats. Come and meet Santa after the parade, hot chocolate, free photographs with Santa, treats…lots of fun for the kids and kids at heart! Hope to see you there! Parade route from the public parking lot, Newcastle Street to Bobcaygeon Road, north on Bobcaygeon to Parkside and right to the Minden Arena.

Minden Village

Tel: 705-286-1936

Email: rcox@mindenhills.ca


Santa Day at Rails End SATURDAY!:

November 26 2011

Enjoy a visit with Santa from 1 – 3 pm at Rails End Gallery!

Volunteers will present a FREE seasonal craft activity and everyone is welcome. Bring a contribution for our non perishable FOOD SCULPTURE – and join in its creation.

The Photo Shop will be there taking Santa pics too! ($5). This event is presented by Rails End in partnership with the Haliburton Village BIA.

Rails Gallery and Arts Centre

23 York St. Haliburton

Contact: Laurie Jones

Tel: 705-457-2330

Email: info@railsendgallery.com



Community Christmas Tree Lighting & Carol Sing!!!

November 27 2011 – Dorset

Community Christmas Tree Lighting, hot chocolate, hot dogs and carol singing at 4:30 p.m.

Dorset Recreation Centre

1051 Main Street Dorset

Contact: Melissa Alfano

Tel: 705-766-9968

Email: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca


More after the jump!

Image Transfer Holiday Decorations

November 29 2011

Image Transfer Holiday Decorations Instructor: Erin Lynch Adult/Youth Thursday November 29th 7-9:30pm $30 includes all materials. Accent your home or tree with festive decorations you have created using an image transfer technique.

The Art Hive

10239 Hwy 118, between West Guilford & Carnarvon

Contact: Wendy Wood

Tel: 705-754-0021

Email: thearthive@live.ca



Cool Things that have been going on so far this week:

Book Launch: “A Raccoon in Sheep’s Clothing”

November 23 2011

Donna Bisschop is better known in Haliburton County as a fine artist then as a writer but to her, weaving tales with a pen comes as naturally as it does with a brush. Her new adult novel, ‘A Raccoon In Sheep’s Clothing,’ will be launched at R.D. Lawrence Place on Wednesday, November 23 at 7pm. A Raccoon In Sheep’s Clothing’ features the type of symbolism and metaphors that Bisschop is known for in her paintings.

The story is about Mack, a raccoon running for ruler of the world, an insurance agent named Harrison and a shaman plus various underworld beings, including the Red Fire Dragon. Things ‘heat up’ when Harrison is reduced to a mere eighteen inches in height and asked to become the raccoon’s campaign manager. The focus is on Hermes Seven Laws of Relativity, how what we are doing on Earth is unsustainable, that timing is everything and magic most definitely exists. It is a love story about how one small and insignificant being in the guise of Agent Harrison leads life from a place of integrity because sometimes that’s all there is left to work with.

This sounds like such an awesome book. I think it’s really important that we visit and revisit the realities of living on Mother Earth as well as recognizing the responsibilities that are inherent in being a resident. I also totally dig knowing that ‘magic most definitely exists’!

R.D. Lawrence Place

176 Bobcaygeon Rd. Minden

Contact: Donna Bisschop, Author

Tel: 705-457-9509

Email: earthart@interhop.net



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