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June 2017

Great things to do in the Region of Durham and the GTA in June!

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to June 24 ~ Capitol Theatre

Capitol Fine ArtsMy Fair Lady
20 Queen Street
Port Hope, Ontario L1A 3Z4
toll free 800-434-5092

2 ~ Westben

Westben12 noon First-Friday Lunchtime
Tick Talks – Brian Barlow on Buddy Rich
What made Buddy Rich tick? Jazz drummer Brian Barlow illuminates the incredible life & times of fellow jazz drummer Buddy Rich and some of his favourite singers including Sammy Davis Jr. and Mel Tormé. (The Brian Barlow Big Band pays tribute to Buddy Rich & friends at “Big Band Buddies” at The Barn on August 5 at 2 pm.)
Clock Tower Cultural Centre, 36 Front Street South, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

JUNE 3 TO JULY 2 ~ Station Gallery

Barry Ace: Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin | The Great Lakes
Reception: Saturday, June 3 at 1PM
Nayaano-nibiimaang Gichigamiin presents a new series of honouring blankets for the Five Great Lakes. Hudson Bay trade blankets are adorned with unique Anishinaabe blanket strips that remix intricately designed floral motifs and geometric iconography composed of traditional glass-cut beads and contemporary electronic components (capacitors, resistors, and diodes). Each blanket is a homage to a specific Great Lake and retells Anishinaabeg historical and cultural narratives through the use of mnemonic iconography and code embedded into each blanket strip. The suite of contemporary honouring blankets are witness to the persistence of Anishinaabeg cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary.
Station Gallery | 1450 Henry Street, Whitby ON L1N OA8 (corner of Henry and Victoria Streets)
T: 905-668-4185 hours: M – W & Fri 10 – 4:30, Th 10 – 9, Sat & Sun 12 – 4. |

3 Scar. Philharmonic Orch.

Joyful Music, Spotlight on Strings – 8
Salvation Army Scar. Citadel
2021 Lawrence Ave. E., Toronto

3 RCWP Church – 4 pm

Pentecost Mass with Rev. Roberta
Fuller (ordained RC Woman Priest)
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch.
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering


4 ~ Westben

Westben3:00 PM
SONG – Marie Anderson, director
Westben Teen, Youth & Cookie Choirs – Donna Bennett & Brian Finley, directors Westben Wind Ensembles – Nancy Elmhirst, director A musical explosion of youthful talent and energy featuring close to one hundred young singers and instrumentalists.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

5 ~ Station Gallery

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Arts Club Band
Monday, June 5, 1pm
Released on June 1, 1967, The Beatles’ eighth studio album revolutionized both music and album art. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of their iconic album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, this special art talk explores connections to artisans, illustrators, designers and visual artists pictured on the record’s psychedelic sleeve Station Gallery | 1450 Henry Street, Whitby


Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd. 905-509-3855

8 to 11 ~ Albert Slark

The Portrait Society of Canada presents: Painting a Portrait from Life Workshop artist /instructor Albert Slark, recipient of the Best portrait award , by the Portrait Society of Canada. This 4 day, step by step, OIL painting workshop will include a live model. Focusing on mixing realistic flesh tones, developing a good drawing, working with a controlled palette and how to finish a painting by glazing.
June 8-11 from 10 am to 4 pm located at 1885 Clements Road, Pickering On, Nitram Fine Art Studio.
Fee: $550.00 model fee included. For More Info:

10 ~ Westben

Westben7:00 PM CDHS Music Night
CDHS Music Jazz Ensembles – Dave Noble, director.
Celebrate the end of the school year with the nationally-acclaimed musicians of the CDHS Music Jazz programs.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

June 10 & 11 ~ Port Perry Artists' Association

PPAAPresents "Art at the Waterfront" from 10 am to 4 pm both days, at the Latcham Centre, 121 Queen St.,
Port Perry. Over 20 local artists will display and sell their art by beautiful Lake Scugog. There will be a draw prize, painting demonstrations and free refreshments. Visa and Mastercard accepted.

11 ~ Angie Littlefield ~ Book Talk

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends

“Tom Thomson Returns to Huntsville” at the Huntsville Public Library
7 Minerva Street E., P1H 1W1


13 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society


John W. Sabean "Charles Fothergill, the Pickering Years"
Charles Fothergill lived in Pickering Township from 1831 to 1837. During those years he attempted to create a model village for pioneer settlers; he exhibited his paintings at the first exhibition of art to be held in what is now the Province of Ontario; he created in his house in Pickering Village one of the first museums in Canada; and he produced the earliest natural history list for Pickering.
Monthly Meeting – 7:30 pm
Pickering Library Auditorium
One The Esplanade S.

June 14 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMembership meeting
Location: Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen St., Oshawa, On L1H 3Z3
Second Wed. of every month except July. Time: 7 pm – 9 pm

14 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1 pm-4 pm
Greenwood Community Centre
3551 Greenwood Rd, Greenwood

15 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryCurator’s Walk & Talk: Barry Ace
Thursday, June 15, 7pm
Ottawa-based Anishinaabeg artist Barry Ace presents a new series of honouring blankets for The Five Great Lakes. The blankets are witness to the persistence of cultural continuity, through the confluence of the historical and contemporary. Join SG Curator Olex for an interesting walk and talk through this thought-provoking exhibition during Canada’s sesquicentennial celebrations. Station Gallery | 1450 Henry Street, Whitby

June 16 ~ Oshawa Opera

Oshawa OperaKristine Dandavino & Friends
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Kingsview United Church
505 Adelaide Ave.

17 Garage Sale & Bar-B-Que

Spectacular Fundraiser – 8:00 am
Dunbarton-Fairport United Ch.
1066 Dunbarton Rd., Pickering

17 Town of Ajax

Mosaica Celebration of Arts – 7 pm
St. Francis Centre
78 Church St., Ajax

17 ~ Westben

Westben7:00 PM Local Legends : Jana Reid, Janet Jeffery, Jane Archer
There’s music in Trent Hills! Three local legends fill the Barn stage with blues, soul, folk and a touch of Celtic.
The Barn 6688 County Road 30, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

21 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandOpening Summer Concert in the Park - 7:30pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. S., Oshawa

June 22, 23, 24 ~ Westben

WestbenMichael Warren Vocal Intensive
Sing along with Westben! We welcome back Dr. Michael Warren for another powerful 3-day immersion experience designed for all levels and genres of singers, age 16 and older. Contact the Westben Box Office for the schedule and fees.
The Clock Tower Cultural Centre
36 Front Street South, Campbellford
705-653-5508 or 1-877-883-5777

24 Backwoods Players

Backwoods PlayersThe Horn of Sir Humphrey – Noon
Pickering Museum Village
Hwy 7, 2365 Conc. Rd. 6

24 Oshawa Art Association

OAAArt in the Park – 10:00 am
Darlington Prov. Park

June 25 ~ Westben

Westben1:00 PM Garden Gala -THE DIXIE DEMONS
Croquet anyone? A delightful summer day frolicking under the trees by the Crowe River in Marmora, complete with happy music, games on the lawn and waterfront, a deliciously refreshing luncheon, remarkable wines, and a one-of-a-kind silent auction all in support of Westben.
At a home near Marmora on the Crowe River.

28 ~ Angie Littlefield ~ Book Talk

Tom Thomson's Fine Kettle of Friends

Early evening, Tom Thomson BBQ and Community Event. Details to follow. North end of Tom Thomson Lane, South River

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Art in Public Places


927 Liverpool Road, Pickering
Jan/Feb ~ Gordon Wilson
Mar/April ~ Gary Faulkner
May/June Eileen Myers
July/Aug ~ Kay Hubbard

Reed's Florists, Pickering Town Centre

Apr. 25. to June 27 - Margaret Brackley

Debbie's Boutique Café, Ajax

94 Harwood Ave. S, Ajax L1S 2H8 | 905 239 6721 across from Ajax Library

Mar/April ~ James Gordaneer

OPG Info Centre, Pickering

Mar & Apr. - Gord Wilson
May & June - Nesrin Blair

McLean Community Centre, Ajax

Feb. 6 - Mar. 20 - Lemonville Group
Mar. 20 - Apr. 24 - Jeanette Hay & Mirek Bialy
Apr. 24 - May 29 - PRAC - JPE
May 29 - June. 26 – ACA – Juried Art Show
Jun. 26 - Aug. 7 - David Robinson & Erum Irtaza
Aug. 7 - Sept. 11 - Kim Johnson & Denise Gracias
Sept. 11 - Oct. 16 - Heather Nicholson & Kay Hubbard
Oct. 17 - Nov. 27 - PRAC - JAS
Nov. 27 - Jan. 8 - Ajax Photo show (not ours)



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The PineRidge Arts Council is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to enhance the quality of life
within the community by developing widespread appreciation, support and involvement in the arts since 1989.

PineRidge Arts Council
650 Kingston Road
P.O. Box 18258 Steeple Hill Postal Outlet
Pickering, Ontario L1V 1A0


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