This Weekend!
Haliburton County Farmers Market Is Back!
 
Haliburton County Farmers Market: Offering local seasonal produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, preserves, prepared foods, hand-crafted artisan items and more. 
 
Haliburton - Head Lake Park
Tuesday (May 23 - Oct 3)
12 - 4pm
 
Minden - Parking lot of the Municipal Buildings
Saturday (May 20 - Oct 7)
10 - 2pm
 
*New Location* Stanhope Market - 1095 North Shore Road
Friday (June 16 - Oct 6)
12 - 4pm
Shout Sister! Choir Haliburton  - FRIDAY
June 16th
 
This is an awesome, toe tapping event you won't want to miss.
Shout Sister will be singing some great radio hits from the likes of 
John Lennon/Paul McCartney, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, 
Marvin Gaye, Elton John, Serena Ryder, The Wailin' Jennys,
and so many more.
Haliburton Highlands Food and Beverage Showcase- SATURDAY
June 17th
Enjoy delicious and unique food & beverage samples from local vendors including hot food, craft beer, coffee, ice cream, pastries, delicacies and more.  It will also be a fun afternoon of live music and silent auction.
HATVA's 7th ANNUAL MUD BOG & YOUTH TRAINING DAY - SATURDAY
June 17th
 
Rails End Trash N Treasures In The Park SATURDAY
June 17th
Haliburton's summer opener - best buys around - vintage stuff, antiques, clothing, home businesses, collectibles and more! Butter Tart Contest, Art Tart Contest, DJ, wood fired pizza, tacos, steamies and more! hosted by Rails End Gallery. 
Rails End Annual Butter Tart Contest and Sale  SATURDAY
June 17th
Who will it be this year? Bakers vie for top honours, tart connoisseurs line up for the high noon sell off!
Write to Win Workshop with Writescape  SATURDAY
June 17th
Join two award-winning writers at the Minden Library for an inspiring day as they share tips and resources in this hands-on workshop. Learn how to get your writing into the hands of the final judges. Authors Dorothea Helms and Ruth E. Walker are writing contest judges and organizers, and are also contest winners in national and international competitions. Come ready to write and win. http://writescape.ca/site/2016/01/write-to-win-workshop/ for details and registration.
Rosie & the Riveters Concert  SATURDAY
June 17th
Rosie & the Riveters are four fiercely talented and sassy dames from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, who perform uplifting folk music with a vintage 1940s flair! Their original songs feature sophisticated harmonies, body percussion, scintillating dance moves, humour and just enough ooh-la-la to charm your socks off! Along with whoops, hollers, and mile-wide smiles, they create a sound and sight that is lighthearted and captivating for all music lovers.
Release of the Butterflies SUNDAY
June 18th
Imagine releasing a butterfly....and releasing a dream...a wish...maybe a sorrow...For the third year in a row, this amazing June event will bring joy to the faces of children, solace to many and lift the hearts of all who attend.  Release of the Butterflies brings people together at the Minden Cultural Centre to witness the beauty and wonder of hundreds of butterflies being released at once in the wetlands behind the Centre.  Everyone who has donated for a butterfly gets to personally watch it unfurl its wings and flutter off.  There will be food, entertainment, music, children's activities and much more.
To order your butterfly or for more information, contact SIRCH at 705-457-1742
This Week!
Algonquin Day of Discovery - WEDNESDAY
June 21st
Enjoy a guided day of discovery in the world famous Algonquin Provincial Park (aka, our backyard!). You can enjoy this adventure in hikers in the summer, or on snowshoes in the winter. Our knowledgeable guides will fill your day with wonder and enjoyment. See website for sample itinerary. Hikes will be selected based on group size and ability. Have a particular interest or requirement? Just let us know and we will ensure your itinerary reflects that. $90 Per Person Cost includes guide, three course picnic lunch and day use fees for park.
SPIRIT OF THE CRYSTALS - 
6 hour Shamanic Journey  - WEDNESDAY
June 22nd
Unbelievable. At Gaia's Den, disconnect to reconnect with the energy of the Crystal People. Honour the liquid crystal of Turtle Waterfalls. Meditate in the crystal core of our Medicine Wheel Circle. Enjoy a delicious trail lunch & a quick dip in the sparkling pools before making our scenic pilgrimage to our private booking with Crystal Stewards, at their home & then encircling by the Crystal People in Rose Quartz Temple. Here, we will practice mindful crystal collection, & experience the "Crystal Chair". We will conclude with singing, meditating & drumming in the presence of the Ancestors & Crystal People. Inspirational!
$235.00 per person (age 16 & up), including lunch
June Must-Do's!
Yours Outdoors for June!
 
High Five!Fri Jun 9,  10:00am to 12:00pm
Tastes of HaliburtonSat Jun 10,  8:30am to 4:30pm
Rock On! - Sat Jun 10, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Wild Edible Forage and Tasting - Sat Jun 10,  1:30pm to 4:30pm
Some Like it Hot - Sun Jun 11, 9:30am to 4:30pm
Canoe Like a Canadian - Thu Jun 15, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Dressings, Smoothies, and Teas - Thu Jun 15, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Gone to Pot: Adventures in Clay - Fri Jun 16, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Rock On! - Sat Jun 17, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Gone to Pot: Adventures in Clay - Tue Jun 20, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Paddle to the Tay - Wed Jun 21, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Rock Hounding - Thu Jun 22, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Pedal Your Arts: Gears for Guilford - Fri Jun 23, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Rock On!  Sat Jun 24, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Sip, Swill, and Savour - Sat Jun 24, 1:00pm to 5:00pm
Path of the Paddle - Sun Jun 25, 8:30am to 4:30pm
Gems Beneath Your Boots - Wed Jun 28, 9:30am to 12:30pm
Stray Cats - Fri Jun 30, 9:00am to 4:30pm
Cattails: A Plant of Multiple Talents - Fri Jun 30, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
 
 
IN SEARCH OF THE RIPE RED STRAWBERRY PROGRAM 
 - FRIDAY
June 23rd
This wonderful outdoor adventure includes story time, a guided nature walk in search of wild strawberries, and making of a healthy strawberry snack to enjoy together. Suitable for children ages 1-6.
Register with the Ontario Early Years Centre, (705)306-9098 by June 19th.
Young Eagles Day - FRIDAY TO SATURDAY
June 23rd to 24th
This will be the 24th consecutive year that an E.A.A. Young Eagles sanctioned event will be held at the Haliburton Stanhope airfield. These events have given over 2000 youths the experience of flight in small aircraft. Unlike the isolated experience of travel in a modern airliner, small planes can connect with kids. The experience will fully transmit flight through earth's air currents, with a 'seat of the pants' experience, neither the airliner nor any video game can replicate. The Experimental Aircraft Association, although an American based organization, has members world-wide. It is the belief of these member pilots that youth benefit by this experience, even if only to hold the dream of being involved in aviation themselves one day. The self-discipline that surrounds this goal runs over into everything a young person puts their minds to. (Rain date June 25)
SUP Sister Solstice Retreat - FRIDAY TO SUNDAY
June 23rd to 25th
An amazing weekend of Paddle Boarding, Yoga, Great Food and Fun with awesome women! This retreat is dedicated to your personal health and evolution of consciousness.
6th annual Katie's Run for Epilepsy - SATURDAY
June 24th
ALL YOU CAN EAT!  Strawberry Supper at Ingoldsby United Church - SATURDAY
June 24th
Minden RAM Rodeo - SATURDAY & SUNDAY
June 24th & 25th
BAYSVILLE RIDE with the Haliburton ATV Club - SATURDAY
June 24th
Trip Planning Workshop 
- SATURDAY
June 24th
Can't See the Flowers for the Trees? 
- SATURDAY
June 24th
Natural History Presentation: Long-Term Fish Research at HF - TUESDAY
June 27th
SUPnorth Ladies Night SUP & Spa - FRIDAY
June 30th
There is always something happening in #MyHaliburtonHighlands
Minden Artisan Market - Saturdays
 
A weekly market featuring the talent of local potters, jewelers, photographers, wood workers and more. Market days run from 10am to 2pm on Saturdays and is located behind the Township Administration office on Milne Street (across from the Farmers' Market). Contact Elisha at 705-286-2298 or eweiss@mindenhills.ca for more information.
Haliburton Hatchery Free Tours
 
Public Tours - 2017
Tours are available every Saturday in July and August
All tours are between 10 am and 2 pm 
Tours are also available by special request by calling (705) 457-9664 

Included in our tour:
  • History of the HHOA and Fish Hatchery
  • See our tanks of fish in the back
  • Find out where our water comes from and how we manage it
  • Learn about the species that we raise
  • Find out why we stock the fish and how
Haliburton School of Art + Design Workshops and Courses
 
Over 300 Saturday workshops and week-long courses in a wide range of art and craft. Beginners to professionals and children to adults - there's something for everyone.
 
Visit www.hsad.ca 
Happening at the Rails End Gallery:
 
Community Drum Circle 
Wednesdays from 6 til 8 pm 
Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. Join us for an evening of drumming. Drums are available. By donation at the door. This is a lightly facilitated evening. Please call ahead to confirm times. 705-457-2330
All welcome.  Leaders: Laurie Jones, Joe Truss, Bazza Hayward 
  
Rails End Knitters Circle 
First Friday of each month 1 - 4 pm 
Knitters, crotcheters, stitchers and menders gather to share skills, learn from one another and enjoy conversation over tea and projects. All welcome. Admission is by donation at the door. Rails End Gallery and Arts Centre. Leader: Susanne James 
 
 
FRIDAY NIGHT MARKET AT ABBEY GARDENS
 
Join us every Friday night for wood-fired pizza, Haliburton Highlands Brewing beer and local food shopping at the Food Hub from 7-9pm
 
 
Haliburton Sculpture Forest Guided Tours
 
July 4-August 30 (Tue & Wed)
Time: 10am Tues & 12:10pm Wed
Location: Haliburton Sculpture Forest
The Haliburton Sculpture Forest offers free guided tours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in July and August. Come for the full tour on Tuesdays or a Curator's selection tour on Wednesdays during your lunch hour. Tuesdays at 10am-11:30am Wednesdays at 12:10pm-12:50pm
 
 
 
Bridging Dimensions 
 
Private & Group Energy Sessions Meditation & Healing Circles Ceremonies & Celebrations Workshops, Retreats & Events, Sacred Tours, Travels & Attractions. In the womb of Gaia's Den, we offer holistic, earth-based approaches to self-transformation of the physical, emotional, mental & spiritual dimensions.
 
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