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All Spirit of the Hills members in good standing are encouraged to share your arts related news events here on our website and through our email newsletters. To add your event to both, please fill out the form on the bottom of this page. Thanks.

Apple Route Studio Tour – August Long Weekend

August 3rd 4th and 5th, 2019 10-5

This year the tour is featuring woodworking, photography, jewelry, painting, pottery and fibre arts. Eighteen artists and artisans at 13 locations. For more information and map, visit our Facebook page at

Painting by Elizabeth Vercoe

Artists Join Forces in Port Hope Garden Sale

Sat June 22, 10-4 PM
15 King Street, Port Hope, On., L1A 2R3
Free admission

Join the following artists: Christine Benson-Woods, Patricia Schevers-Papp, Linda McClelland and Les Robling as they show their works in the garden of 15 King Street, Port Hope. All four artist provide a unique talent and all art is for sale at reasonable prices. Please come out and enjoy the garden, chatting with the artists and perhaps you’ll take home a special piece of art that will add a new dimension to your home decor. Buy Canadian eh? and shop very early for that special Christmas gift!!

Writer’s Circle of Durham Region’s Poetry Slam

On April 13th, Janet Stobie participated in the Writer’s Circle of Durham Region’s poetry slam. Stories as well as poetry were accepted. Janet told the story of her granddaughter’s participation in the Durham Region’s Special Olympics Ontario Track meet. “With only three minutes to tell the story, I had to weigh every word.” she said. “Of course, I didn’t win. The driving force that can be developed through the rhythm of poetry is captivating. What an amazing method for presenting the points of an issue.” Check out Janet’s website to sample her books and her blog. Her books are available through her website and from and .ca.

Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, Alumni Service Award

On May 6th, Janet Stobie received a service award for her writing and story telling ministry from Emmanuel College (University of Toronto) Alumni. Janet has been writing and speaking for the past 14 years. She has published 8 books, 3 for children, 2 short story collections, 2 novels, and one worship resource. Whether Janet is speaking or writing, she brings the underlying message – acceptance of self and others can be one step towards world peace. Her books, especially her novels present many topics for discussion. Check out Janet’s website to sample her books and her blog. Her books are available through her website and from and

Patricia Calder at SPARK Photo Festival

Patricia Calder will be participating in this year’s SPARK Photo Festival. All through April (and May) my photography will be on display, featuring bears, whales, horses, and bluebirds. A reception will be held on Apr. 17 from 4 pm to 6 pm. All are welcome. Monaghan Café is open every day except Mon., 7 am – 3 pm for breakfast and lunch. I will be there at noon on Wednesdays during April to answer questions. The reception is Apr. 17, 4-6 pm.

Spirit of the Hills is dedicated to promoting ALL creative art forms and traditions in Northumberland County, including the performing and visual arts, media, design and the literary arts.

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Part-Time Art Courses at Fleming College

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The event submission form below is the fastest way to get your event listed, however if you have problems with the form, please contact our webmaster John Charlton at with details and he will add your event for you. Items added to the member news page will also be included in our next newsletter unless the event has already passed when the next newsletter is published. Events submitted here will appear as soon as they are approved.

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