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June 2016

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

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2016 listings


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. |

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

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.

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

15 ~ Station Gallery

Curator’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

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

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


Pickering Recreation Complex
Rm. 1, Valley Farm Rd.


June 27 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACAAjax Creative Art's 50th Calendar Tour
Opening of ACA’s annual members’ show McLean Community Centre, Ajax – includes the 13 winners of the "2017 Calendar tour of ACAA's 50th Anniversary Celebration. Show runs until June 27th!

2 to 17 ~ Cameco Capital Arts Centre

Capitol Fine ArtsOn Golden Pond – 8:00 pm
20 Queen St., Port Hope


2, 3, 4*, 5*, 9, 10, 11*, 12* ~ Dancyn Productions

DancynRENT– 8 pm (*Mat.)
Theatre in Dnipro Centre
681 Dnipro Blvd., Oshawa

2 ~ Station Gallery

Station GalleryKeeping it Real
Opening Reception, June 2 at 7 pm, show continues to July 10
1450 Henry Street

3 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenRon Hynes in Hynesight – 7 pm
The ClockTower, Campbellford

3 ~ Visual Arts Centre of Clarrington

143 Simpson Avenue, Bowmanville


3 ~ Allan O'Marra, Cheryl Bannister, Marjatta Beasley, Mike Butler, Maria Harrison-Edge, Georgia Fullerton, Pat Harcourt DaSilva, Cheryl Helferty, Angela Hennessey, Lois Lenarduzzi, Maureen Lowry, Mike McGowan, Catherine Mills, Tina Monod, Ruth Smith, Sharon Steinhaus and Erika Takacs

Art Heals June 1 to 29, Opening Reception June 3 ~ 6-8 pm
Ontario Shores Art Gallery 700 Gordon St. Whitby

3, 4 & 5 ~ Pickering Rotary

Fri. June 3 ~ Noon -11pm
Sat. June 4 ~ Noon - 11pm
Sun. June 5 ~ Noon - 8pm
Esplanade Park, Pickering

4 ~ Bel Canto Singers

Bel CantoSpring is in the Air
– at 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
St. Mark’s United Church
201 Centre St. S., Whitby

5 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenLet It Go! – 3 pm
The Barn,
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford

7 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society NEW DATE

PTHSMonthly Meeting – 7:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Chris Alexander "Sir David William Smith, Ajax's Largest Landowner"
Ajax-Pickering's former Member of Parliament, is an historian by training. Sir David William Smith, his topic for this evening, was the 2nd largest landowner ever in Pickering Township, and the owner of much of the land that now houses the Town of Ajax - including the property where he now lives.
Meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, March through June and September through November.
Pickering Central Library
One The Esplanade S., Pickering

9 ~ Shuttlebug Weavers & Spinners

Monthly Meeting – 1:00 pm
Greenwood Rec.Bldg.

9 ~ Oshawa Art Association

OAAMonthly Meeting – 7:00 pm
Arts Resource Centre, Oshawa


10, 11 & 12 ~ Port Perry Artists Assoc.

PPAAArt at the Waterfront in Port Perry at the Latcham Centre, bottom of Queen St.
June 10th 5 to 8 pm
June 11th 10 to 4pm
June 12th 10 to 4 pm
From 20 artist, oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastels, mix media.
Free admission, Free parking, Door prizes. Refreshments

11 ~ Oshawa Opera

Oshawa OperaSinging in The Garden
Saturday, June 11 at 10 AM
Oshawa Valley Botanical Garden in Oshawa, Ontario
Oshawa Peony Festival


13 ~ Pickering Township Historical Society

PTHSJohn 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 one of the first museums in Canada; and he produced the earliest natural history list for Pickering.

PTHS meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, March through June, and September through November, in the auditorium of the Pickering Public Library. The meetings begin at 7:30.

14 ~ Lakeshore New Horizons Band

Concert – 7 pm
Newcastle Town Hall Bandstand

17 & 18 ~ Music by the Bay

Music by the Bay2-Nights with Devon Allman
June 17th & June 18th at 8pm
St. Francis Centre; 78 Church Street South, Ajax
For more information, visit, email or call 905-831-8661
Spend the weekend with Devon Allman for a very special 2 Night Event - June 17 & June 18
Devon Allman will be performing an Electric Show on Friday night and an Intimate Storytelling Acoustic show on Saturday night. Both evenings, Devon will be backed by Bobby Schneck (guitar), Pedro Arevalo (bass) and Anthony Nanney (drums) in support of his forthcoming studio album. It drops this fall on Ruf Records!

18 ~ Garage Sale & Bar-B-Que

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

June 18-July 23 Ajax Creative Arts

ACAJuried Art Display
80 colourful paintings
Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto


19 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenGarden Gala Annual Fundraiser – 1 pm
Home of Neil Graham &
Wayne Sabados in Warkworth

22 ~ Lakeshore New Horizons Band

Concert – 7:30 pm
Wilmot Creek Retirement Comm.

22 ~ Oshawa Civic Band

Oshawa Civic BandConcert in the Park – 7:30 pm
Memorial Park Bandshell
Simcoe St. W., Oshawa

23 ~ Whitby Brass Band

Whitby BrassSummer Series
Free Concerts by Lake Ontario
Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy Brass Band music in the park!
Heydenshore Park Pavillion, Whitby
7:30 p.m. start time
June 23, July 7, July 21, August 4

26 thru July 3 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

The Pencil Salesman – Various times
The Barn,
6698 County Rd. 30, Campbellford

26 27, 28, 29 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

Song Connect with Michael Warren
Various times
The ClockTower, Campbellford

June 27 to July 25 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACAExhibition of Large Paintings
30 paintings by local artists
Amsterdam Brewery, 45 Esander Dr., Toronto


June 28-August 1 ~ Ajax Creative Arts

ACA50th Anniversary Calendar Tour
A display of 13 juried works of art by members of Ajax Creative Arts
44 Simcoe Street, N

30 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenDo You Hear What I Hear
– 11 am & 2 pm
Studio 29, Warkworth

30 ~ Westben Arts Festival Theatre

WestbenIs This Thing On? with Linda Kash
The ClockTower, Campbellford

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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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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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