Posts By RichHelms

Book Launch

Annabelle Murray is releasing her second chapbook of poetry, she takes what she needs (Piquant Press), on Sunday, November 22nd at 2 pm at Harlow’s Wine Bar and Grille in Uxbridge. Everyone is invited to a fun afternoon of poetry and prose. Cover is $15 and includes a signed copy of Annabelle’s book. Hosted by James Dewar, guest writers include: Amy Caughlin, Suzanne Crone, Joel Cross, Cynthia Englert, Barb Hunt, Leena Rahusaar, Sue Reynolds, and Collette Yvonne.

Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL


Uxbridge Chamber Choir presents Charles Dickens’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL featuring CBC’s Michael Enright. CBC’s Ted Barris will introduce the performance.

Sunday, December 13th at 3:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Uxbridge.

The choir will provide a musical setting for this dramatic reading of Dickens classic tale with Carols of the Season directed by Thomas Baker. PRECIOUS MINDS, a local charity will share the proceeds from this event.

Tickets are available at Blue Heron Books, Brock St. W., and PharmaChoice, 2 Brock St.W., and are $15.00 in advance for adults and at the door will be $20.00.

Tickets are also available by contacting Precious Minds by telephone and tickets may be purchased by paying with Visa or Master Card. Tickets may then be picked up at the door. Precious Minds number is 905-982-0882. The other two locations will be accepting cash or cheque made payable to UXBRIDGE CHAMBER CHOIR.

Conctact Information: R. Wade 905-852-4401 or or John. Jackson, Pres. at 905-852-7993 or

Studio Open House

Hanneke Koonstra is having my Christmas Open House next weekend, November 7 & 8, 2009 from 10 am to 5 pm both days. All are welcome.

512 Allbright Rd.
(905) 649-3195

Uxbridge Music Scholarship Fund Concert

The Uxbridge Music Scholarship Fund Concert will take place at St. Andrew’s Chalmer’s Presbyterian Church at 7:30 pm on Friday, Nov 6, 2009.

Headlining is Michelle Charlton, fiddle champion and Chris Saunders. Josh Watson will perform on the lovely 7 foot concert grand and Kathy Normandeau will be singing an original piece she composed. The Monday Morning Singers are also joining the concert for a short repertoire.

Artists talk

Artist Talk By Sheila Maloney
October 10, 2009 Saturday
2pm & 7pm
Interpreting Interpretive Extremes!
Sheila will be speaking about her paintings and her artistic career. Questions will be taken.

NIA, dance & movement class – every Saturday. 9am to 10 am in The Avalon room.
Drinks & snacks available in the cafe!!

Showing till the end of October….
“Interpretive Extremes”
Paintings by Sheila Maloney and James Cobban

BraveArt …… the art of art
19118 Centre Street
Mount Albert , ON L0G 1M0 Canada
Tel: 905.473.5278

Art Clay Silver Classes

Oct. 24, 2009 Introduction
Oct. 25, 2009 Part 2
at Meta4 Gallery, Port Perry.

Contact Lis Simpson 905-473-1711 or the gallery for details.

Eighth Annual Stouffville Studio Tour

Oct. 17th & 18th, 2009 10-5
In Stouffville and Ballantrae

Lis Simpson is at one site in Ballantrae, along with 9 other artists and 4 other sites!
Highway 48 & Aurora Sideroad

For more information (905) 473-1711

Newmarkets First Annual Studio Tour

This tour is going to take place Saturday October 3 and Sunday October 4, 2009. There are various artists studio’s on the tour as well as some showings at the Newmarket Public Library and in shops along Main Street Newmarket. This is going to be a great event…we have a wide range of different mediums and art forms.

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Acting – The Real Thing – workshop

Acting – The Real Thing

What is expected of the professional actor?
What is the real thing when it comes to a career in acting?

This two hour workshop will open up the real world of acting through exercises that demonstrate how to best use the actor’s instrument… yourself.

Taught by Anna MacKay-Smith, an acting teacher for 20 years to professionals, actor, director and producer and Sam Coyle, just out of a two year acting program at the HB Studio in New York City. Sam attended Uxbridge High School three years ago and will talk about how working in the real world of acting opened her eyes. Anna, artistic director of The Motley Theatre Company in Uxbridge and director of The MOM Project and The AhMen Project will speak of her career of teaching young actors fresh out of high school who seriously wanted to have a career as an actor.

This hands on workshop will be lots of fun and a real eye-opener for both those interested in becoming an actor and those who wish to know more about the theatre and film world.

Details: Friday September 18, 2009, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. as part of The Celebration of the Arts week.
Location: Uxbridge Library (lower meeting room)
Fee: $ 20
For registration please contact: Gretel Boose at Ph. 905-982-0356 or

Scugog Studio Tour 2010

MAY 1st & 2nd, 2010
(DEADLINE Sept 4th, 2009 for artist application to participate)


The artists of the Lake Scugog Spring Studio Tour invite local and guest artists to participate in our 11th Annual Tour on the weekend of May 1 & 2, 2010 at studios in the Township of Scugog. The picturesque town of Port Perry is our central location situated one hour Northeast of Toronto.

Artists in all media are invited to apply for jurying – fibre, clay, glass, wood, metal, photography, paintings, mixed media and more.

Our Tour is a free, self-guided journey that is held on the first weekend in May each year. Using an illustrated brochure with map to guide them, visitors drive around the Township to our homestudios as spring reawakens the landscape. Visitors can ask questions and get to know us on our home turf. They can not only acquire memorable art pieces but also have a glimpse of the ‘artist’s life.’ Every September, 30 to 40 artists are selected by jury and placed at about 20 studio sites.

From September to May, the artists meet monthly to orchestrate a symphony of tasks that make the tour successful. The whole effort is sustainable, because it is run as an artists’ co-operative; everyone has a job to do.

The results of all this effort are truly remarkable, as our many new and repeat visitors will attest. They come from a wide area encompassing Southern, Central and Eastern Ontario.

For more information about this highly successful and professional tour visit