Happy Spring! Haliburton Highlands Happenings #haliburtonhighlands #maplelakeontario

Ξ April 5th, 2014 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, Dysart Dudley Harcourt and Others, Education, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, My dog, nature, Obi, Photography, Raven, spring, Trails, United States |

This what is going on here in Chicagoland – Read on for What’s happening in the Haliburton Highlands!

 

Raven and Obi enjoying the early spring on a Palatine trail.

Raven and Obi enjoying the early spring on the Salt Creek trail.

 

Roger and Obi near the Salt Creek Trail April 5, 2014

Roger and Obi near the Salt Creek Trail April 5, 2014

Obi, in a pond by the trail-- April 5, 2014

Obi, in a pond by the trail– April 5, 2014

Adjacent to the Salt Creek Trail is the oldest cemetery in Palatine--almost 200 years old!

Adjacent to the Salt Creek Trail is the oldest cemetery in Palatine–almost 200 years old!

 

Selfie on Salt Creek Trail - April 5, 2014

Selfie on Salt Creek Trail – April 5, 2014

 

Heading home on the Salt Creek Trail - 4.05.14

Heading home on the Salt Creek Trail – 4.05.14

And this, courtesy of the Haliburton Highlander is some of what is happening in the Haliburton Highlands!

EVERY MONDAY:
Club 35 Tai Chi Classes, Dorset Recreation Centre
Every Monday, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Tai Chi, Chi Kung, & Meditation. Beginners welcome!
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca, 705-766-9968

Club 35 Euchre, Dorset Recreation Centre
Every Monday, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca, 705-766-9968

Minden Hills table tennis, Minden Community Centre
Every Monday until Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., $3.
More info: eweiss@mindenhills.ca, 705-286-2298

EVERY TUESDAY:
Minden Guides and Pathfinders meeting, 6:30-8 p.m.

Contract Bridge โ€“ Minden United Church, 9 a.m. โ€“ 12 p.m. Contact 705-286-1305.

Dorset Quilters & Needleworkers, Dorset Rec Centre
Every Monday, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., $1
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca, 705-766-9968

Bridge, Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
From 4th Tuesday in May to 2nd Tuesday in October
More info: Linda, 705-489-3294

Shuffleboard, Stanhope Firefighters Community Hall
Every Tuesday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
More info: George at 705-489-3225

Radio Bingo, Canoe FM (100.9 on the radio)
Bingo cards available at various locations
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. $800 in prizes
More info: Roxanne at 705-457-1009

Tai Chi classes, Dorset Rec Centre
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
More info: Valerie at 705-767-1177

Euchre โ€“ West Guilford Community Centre, 7 p.m.

EVERY WEDNESDAY:
Walking Wednesdays, begins at Rails End Gallery
Every Wednesday until June 25th.
9:30 a.m., Free
More info: Andrea at 705-457-1740

Narcotics Anonymous,
Haliburton Hospital Boardroom,
Every Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m.

Euchre Card Night, Irondale Community Centre
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Drop-ins welcome, $2

Minden Slender Seekers (Cdn Calorie Counters)
Minden Legion, Hwy 35
6:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. (weigh in from 5:30 p.m.) $45/year
More info: Val at 705-286-1036

Yoga Classes, Dorset Rec Centre
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., $10
More info: Ingrid at 705-635-3473

Public Skating, A.J. LaRue Arena
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Haliburton, $2
Every Wednesday until April 16, 2014
More info: Ray at 705-457-2083

Public Skate, S.G.Nesbitt Arena
12 noon to 2 p.m., Minden
Helmets are recommended
More info: Jane at 705-286-1936

Dorset Book Club, Dorset Rec Centre
1 p.m. – 2 p.m., Free
More info: Ruth or Sandy at 705-766-9969

Bid Euchre, Minden Community Centre
1 p.m. – 4 p.m., $3, drop-ins welcome
More info: Elisha at 705-286-2298

Bid Euchre, Stanhope Community Hall
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
More info: Linda at 705-489-1835.

Pickleball, Minden Community Centre
9 a.m. – 12 p.m., $2
More info: Elisha at 705-286-2298

African Hand Drumming class, Dorset Rec Centre,
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., $10 ($5 for 12 & under)
No experience required, instruments provided
More info: Gillian at 705-766-9183

EVERY THURSDAY:
Minden Sparks and Brownies meeting, 6-7:30 p.m.

Pickleball โ€“ Haliburton Highlands Secondary School gym, 7-9:45 p.m. $4 and must have clean, indoor court or running shoes.

Adult Skate – A.J. LaRue Arena,
11 a.m. – 1 p.m., $2, Haliburton
More info: Call Ray at 705-457-2083

Mother Goose program, Haliburton OEYC Halco Plaza
Stories and songs with baby. 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Free
More info: oeycparented@bellnet.ca

Drop-in volleyball, Dorset rec centre
Adults only, 7 p.m. – 8:45 p.m., $1
More info: drc@algonquinhighlands.ca

EVERY FRIDAY:
Club 35 Bid Euchre
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
More info: Garth at 705-489-2945

Public Skate, S.G.Nesbitt Arena
12 noon to 2 p.m., Minden
Helmets are recommended
More info: Jane at 705-286-1936

Sunday Afternoon Live at the “D”, Dominion Hotel

4 p.m. – 7 p.m., Minden
Every Sunday until June 15, 2014.
More info: 705-286-6954

Enviro Cafe – The Earth Charter

Minden United Church, 7 p.m.
For more info: Carolynn @ 705-754-9873
Wednesday, April 2
Haliburton Soccer registration
HHSS gym foyer, 5 – 7 p.m.
$25 for youth, $35 for adults (fees double after May 31)
For more info: http://www.halsoccer.org

(r)Evolution HHSS Portfolio Class Exhibition

Rails End Gallery, 23 York Street, Haliburton
Wednesday-Saturday, 11 – 5, runs until May 31
For more info: www.railsendgallery.com

Highlands Musical Bursary

St. George’s Anglican Church, 7:30 p.m.

More info: 705-748-1991
Sunday, April 6
Monday, April 7
Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
1 – 5 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca
Tuesday, April 8
Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
6 – 8 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca

The Art of Pasta workshop
Abbey Gardens
6 – 8 p.m.
$25
More info: Cara at 705-754-4769
Wednesday, April 9
Friends of Haliburton County Library – lunch & learn
Janet Hepburn and her book – “Flee, Fly, Flown”
Community Room, Hwy 118, Haliburton
$20/buffet lunch, door prizes
For more info: Brenda t 705-457-2695

The Art of Pasta workshop
Abbey Gardens
1 – 3 p.m.
$25
More info: Cara at 705-754-4769

OSGA 55+ Games Open House & Registration
Learn how to play Bid Euchre, enjoy a game of Crokinole, register for the 2014 Summer Games
Haliburton Curling Club, 4 – 6 p.m.
More info: www.ontarioseniorgames.ca
Thursday, April 10
Those Other Movies – 12 Years a Slave
Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion
4:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.
$8

Community Care Movie Day
Minden United Church
1:30 p.m.
By donation only
More info: Cara at 705-457-2941

Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
6 – 8 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca
Friday, April 11
Minden Hills Softball Registration
Minden Community Centre, Room 3
1 – 5 p.m.
$35
More info: http://www.mindenhills.ca

Places For People – Latest Affordable Housing Community Project:

On March 21, non-profit affordable housing corporation Places for People opened the doors to a fifth unit intended for a family in need. The group spent three months refurbishing a home at 5 Newcastle Street for a local family with two kids.

 

Places For People Affordable Housing See more at: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

Places For People Affordable Housing
See more at: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

These photos show some of the people who stopped by to see the work of volunteers. The doors will officially open to the Minden-area family on April 1.

Places For People Affordable Housing See more at: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

Places For People Affordable Housing
See more at: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

See more PHOTOS/CREDIT: http://highlanderonline.ca/places-for-people-people-for-places?id=1450#sthash.dkLH7QLE.dpuf

Download the Haliburton Highlander For Free! Issue 128 – April 3, 2014

 

Haliburton Highlands June Happenings – Weekend Weather – Fundraising Events #haliburtonhighlands #algonquinhighlands

Ξ June 15th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Canada, community, community services, cottage country, Education, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, government/politics, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, home and garden, maplelakeontario.com, Minden Hills Township, nature, Photography, summertime, Trails, video, weather, webcam |

Summer is in full swing in the Algonquin and Haliburton Highlands!ย 

Looking south-west along the chain of lakes that's known as the Chapleau River  (Cr: Weather Network)

Looking south-west along the chain of lakes that’s known as the Chapleau River (Cr: Weather Network)

If you are planning on enjoying outdoor activities this weekend, Saturday is your bet bet, with moderate temperatures and a partly sunny/cloudy day:

Weekend Weather - Haliburton Highlands

Weekend Weather – Haliburton Highlands

By Sunday, there will be a chance of thundershowers, though temperatures will feel seasonably warm. (Personally, I don’t mind getting wet if it’s a summer rain shower–and there is a fluffy towel at the end of my journey.):

Haliburton Highlands weather Sat. June 15 - Thurs.June 20

Haliburton Highlands weather Sat. June 15 – Thurs. June 20

There will be isolated showers on Monday but the temperature will again feel much warmer than your thermostat mightย  indicate.

There will be cloudy periods on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday but temperatures should feel more seasonably inline with what they usually are.

Kawagama Lake, Dorset (Cr: Weather Network)

Kawagama Lake, Dorset
(Cr: Weather Network)

There are an abundant number of fun, charitable, and fun charitable events going on this weekend like joining NHL stars Matt Duchene of the Colorado Avalanche, Cody Hodgson of the Buffalo Sabres and their friends for an unforgettable Charity Golf Tournament to benefit flood-ravaged Minden Hills.

Or, if you are a cyclist with leanings towards natural and cultural attractions why not check in to a fully-guided 65km bicycle tour taking you on a breathtaking adventure along the scenic and hilly Harburn Road to visit a variety of art studios and natural and cultural attractions?

And, make sure not to miss the kick-off event of the summer, Rails End Treasures N Trash!
This is Haliburton’s Summer Starter – the biggest and best community yard sale ever! Antiques, collectables, vintage stuff, jewelry, gourmet preserves and other great stuff!

Scroll below and click the thumbnails to get full-size viewing about events this weekend and through June in both the Haliburton Highlands and Algonquin Highlands!

 

Haliburton Highlands Spring Happenings โ€“ Ontario PHOTOS โ€“ Long Term & 14-Day Weather Outlook #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ March 29th, 2013 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, business, Canada, community, cottage country, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, maplelakeontario.com, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, spring, weather, webcam |

The Complete Guide to Haliburton Highlands area Activities and Weather for the Upcoming Week and Beyond!

 

Kawagama Lake Ontario March 29 2013 (Cr: Weather Network)

Kawagama Lake Ontario
March 29 2013 (Cr: Weather Network)

Well, there’s no denying that spring is here, though Mother Nature seems to be slightly uncertain as the temperatures flit upward in the normal range and then flutter down, slightly below normal. (This applies to both the high and low temps this week.)ย  Though the calendar assures us that it is indeed spring, in truth we are beginning the transition between winter and spring and so will continue to experience weather that can best be described as ‘unpredictable.’

14-day Haliburton Highlands' Weather Outlook: Simply unpredictable?

14-day Haliburton Highlands’ Weather Outlook: Simply unpredictable?

 

Steenburg Lake Gilmour Ontario - March 29 2013

Steenburg Lake Gilmour Ontario – March 29 2013

 

What you can plan for however, is what you like to do to occupy your time andย  there is plenty to experience this week and in the weeks to come. Have a look:

 

What's Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands Credit:

What’s Happening This Week in the Haliburton Highlands Credit:

 

Sugar Shack Shuffle

Sugar Shack Shuffle

Maple Syrup Production in the Highlands

Maple Syrup Production in the Highlands

Dorset Book Club

Dorset Book Club

There is much more coming up this week and well into Aprilย in the Haliburton Highlands area so please click the thumbnails (below) to enlarge them and read all about it!

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Niagara Fall Ontario - March 29 2013 (PHOTO)

Niagara Falls Ontario – March 29 2013 (PHOTO)

 

 

Whatโ€™s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands โ€“ 14-Day Weather Outlook โ€“ Late Autumn (PHOTOS) #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ November 2nd, 2012 | → 1 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, art/crafts, Canada, community, community services, cottage country, Education, entertainment, family, film, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, health/happiness, holiday(s), Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, weather, webcam |

Kawagama Lake in Dorset, November 2 (via The Weather Network)

As usual, there is a host of activities in the Highlands from which to pick including charity fundraisers and functions, a film festival, world-class entertainment, myriad arts and/or crafts endeavors, Christmas goodies and much more. Check ’em out!

My music pick is folk songstress, Teresa Doyle who performs at the Haliburton Highlands Museum on Nov 17.ย  Mark your calendars!

Seldom Seen: Traces of War Scott Waters (through Jan 12)

 

Rails End Gallery

Rail’s End – Echoes

Christmas Luncheon White Elephant and Bake Sale

Christmas Open House

GIVE A LITTLE BIT: Fill the Truck Food Drive in Minden and Haliburton, The Fundraising Bowlathon and Friends of the Haliburton Library 7th Annual Gala:

Food Crusade

Fundraising Bowlathon

Friends of the Haliburton Library 7th Annual Gala

Sixth Annual Haliburton International Film Festival

Yours Outdoors: Gone To Pot

Mom 2 Mom Sale – Minden

The Art Hive Brings You…

Miss Robin Banks

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I’ve got to be straight with y’all: I am not at all a winter person but I do like to get out and then quickly get IN places and stay for awhile. Fortunately, the Haliburton Highlands offers many, many places to go and things to see, some for charitable cause, some for profit, some for free–and best of all for your enjoyment and/or to benefit your community! Just because the weather is a-changing (as I’ll address in a moment) does not mean you have to stay home getting cabin fever. Bundle up and get going. You won’t want to miss a thing!

14-Day Weather Outlook – Nov 3 through Nov 16

As we move into mid-late Autumn in the Haliburton Highlands area, the weather pattern of above-normal nighttime temperatures continues with only about 2 days of very slightly below normal temps overnight. It looks like there will only be a chance of showers 2 out of the 14 days which is well below normal (and hopefully, won’t continue). Conversely, daytime temperatures look to reach normal only 2 days out of the 14 with the rest below normal, significantly so on some days.

Chapleau River

 

What’s Happening in the Haliburton Highlands – Weekend Weather and Bug Forecast โ€“ 14-Day Trend โ€“ #haliburtonhighlands

Ξ July 7th, 2012 | → 0 Comments | ∇ Algonquin Township, art/crafts, Canada, community, cottage country, Education, entertainment, events, family, film, Food and/or Drink, Haliburton, Haliburton Highlands, Maple Lake Ontario, Minden Hills Township, nature, Ontario, Photography, summertime, Trails, weather |

Haliburton Ontario July 6 2012

Haliburton Ontario July 6 2012

First off, I wanted to say Hi Dad! as he is at this moment at the cottage at Maple Lake. Be sure to stop by and be neighbourly as he’s elected to go solo this year. Maybe he’ll like it so much he’ll stay as we’ll be there…OMG in two weeks! Woot! We just ordered a telescope and I am totally excited. Roger and I love to stargaze but the light pollution here in the NW Chicago suburbs is brutal. No so at the Lake so we need to acquaint ourselves with it and then cross our fingers for some clear nights!

Despite the reputation of cottage country for being a respite from the heat of the city, when it gets as hot as it has been, even being at the cottage can get pretty stifling. But what doesn’t happen at night in the city during a heatwave does happen in cottage country, namely, it cools off.ย  Nights are awesome at Maple Lake, everyone says, and I agree it makes for great night’s sleep.

So what are you looking at weather-wise for the next day or so? This:

Haliburton Highlands short term weather July 7-8 CREDIT: The Weather Network

Pretty darn nice, wouldn’t you say?

How about the bugs?

Haliburton Highlands Bug Report CREDIT: The Weather Network

Erm, wear your bug repellant.

The 14-day weather outlookย  looks great, I think. I know I’d rather be there than here for sure! Check it out:

14 Day Trend West Guilford Ontario CREDIT: The Weather Network

I’m pretty sure that 0ยฐ low on July 21 is a typo. It best be!

As usual, there are a plethora of activities slated for the Highlands and surrounding areas so thanks to the Haliburton Tourism Association for putting them all together in a nice package for you to peruse. Scroll down and make your plans for the weekend and beyond!

 

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