Posts By RichHelms

Vaughan Of A Kind Art & Craft Show

Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Vellore Village Community Centre • 1 Villa Royale Avenue, Woodbridge

SB Visual Media is pleased to extend the attached invitation to visit “Vaughan Of A Kind Art & Craft Show” where Artist – Stuart Blower is showing his newest Stone Carvings and Fine Art Photography, along with unique Jewellery Trees created using stone and brass.

To preview his work go to

Museum Lecture Series

A History of the Phonograph and Recorded Sound
October 24, 7pm

Mike Bryan and Keith Wright of the Canadian Antique Phonograph Society will give an entertaining presentation with illustrations and demonstrations of recorded sound from the early 1900s to the 1950s. They will play early cylinder, disc and electric machines. All are welcome to attend. Admission by donation. Uxbridge Historical Centre Schoolhouse, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street. 905-852-5854 or

‘Fright at the Museum!’
Halloween Scavenger Hunt and Mystery
October 25, 7:30pm

Prepare to be scared! Uxbridge Historical Centre presents “Fright at the Museum!”, our 1st annual Halloween scavenger hunt and mystery. With your team of family and friends, follow frightening clues and riddles around the Museum grounds and buildings to unravel this Halloween mystery under the shroud of darkness. Family appropriate, some scary content. Bring a flashlight! $2/participant. 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street. 905-852-5854 or

Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Special Exhibit at the Uxbridge Historical Centre: The Dowling Scrolls
On display Sept. 14, 15, 27 & 28, 2013

Visit the rare and remarkable Dowling Scrolls, an over 400-foot-long and 7-foot high painted canvas featuring biblical scenes and ancient scenes and cities, spread over 4 scrolls. This amazing work of art, rarely seen on public display, was painted by Uxbridge’s Reverend James Dowling in the 1870s. The Dowling Scrolls will be on display at the Museum September 14, 15, 27, & 28. This special exhibit is included with regular admission and includes a tour of the museum’s 10 heritage buildings and new travelling exhibit. ‘Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight’. The museum is located at 7239 Concession Rd. 6, just north of Brock Street and open for tours Wednesday to Sunday and holidays from 10am to 4pm. For more information visit the museum website or contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or

Outdoor Art Workshop for Youth at the Uxbridge Historical Centre
September 29, 2013 10am-2pm
Free event, pre-register
Youth (ages 10-14) can sign up for this free Culture Days event taking place at Uxbridge Historical Centre, Sun., September 29 from 10am-2pm. Bring your art supplies and learn the technique of creating art “en plein air” (in the open air) from two prominent local artists. Participants will be inspired by the vibrant, early Fall colours of our scenic view on Quaker Hill and the beautiful grounds and buildings of the Museum. At the end of the workshop, participants will host an art show for family and friends and bring home their new works of art. Some art supplies are available for use, but if you have your own supplies you are encouraged to bring them. Contact the Museum to pre-register. For more information visit the museum website or contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or

Still life Workshop in Oil

Sat & Sun weekend of July 20 & 21, 2013
10.30-4.30 intense painting, half hour lunch break.
Materials not included, supply list will be emailed once payment is received.

Fee $150.00, Space is limited to 10 easels only
Location Ajax.
Topics covered: Placement on the canvas, Composition, Colour, Texture,
Drawing with a brush, glazing and finishing a painting.

Please contact Albert Slark 905-427-8678 or email

Learn from an established award winning professional!

Portrait from Life, oil painting workshop

“Music for the Moraine”

…a fundraising event for the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust

Saturday, June 8 — Uxbridge Music Hall — 7:00 p.m.

Featuring: Uxbridge’s own
Darrin Davis Band
and CCMA multiple Award winning
Wendell Ferguson
With Master of Ceremonies: Stephen Leahy

Tickets at $30 each
Blue Heron Books : 62 Brock St. W., Uxbridge,
OR call the Trust office : 905-833-3171 ext 30 reserve by credit card

With special thanks to: the John & Pat McCutcheon and Gosling Family Foundations
& High Fields Country Inn and Spa

Music for the Moraine Poster

Partners Who Do Art

Viktor and Judith Tinkl, Ron Baird and Sarah Cowley, Ruth Oppenheim and Lorne Shapiro, Sarah Tacoma and David Marshak, Robin Bain and Andy Malcolm.

Law Office Art Gallery
Saturday May 25, 2013
2-5 PM
85 River St
Sunderland, ON

The Sharon Art Show

May 25, 2013 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
18974 Leslie Street, Sharon
(Leslie and Mount Albert Road)

2013 marks the third year for the Sharon Art Show, held at the Sharon Temple National Historic Site. The Sharon Temple, completed in 1832, is the centerpiece of this site; nine historic buildings in a scenic park setting.

Emerging and established Canadian artists will be displaying and selling their works: Paintings in various mediums, wood, glass, jewellery, pottery and photography are some of the different art forms being shown. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

For more information on the wonderful artists who will be there, please visit the show website:
Phone: 647-955-3088 or
For information about the Sharon Temple National Historic Site and Museum:
Phone: 905-478-2389

2013 Saturday Programs at Uxbridge Historical Centre

‘Treasure Hunt!’
Scavenger Hunt and Geocaching Workshop

Date: June 1, 2013
Ages 7-11
Enjoy the museum village and grounds in this fun outdoor program. Participants will play fun scavenger games with maps and directions, learn how to use an outdoor GPS navigator, and participate in a geo-cache hunt around the museum grounds using their new navigation skills. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

‘Discovering Your Family Tree’ workshop for youth
Dates: June 15 and Oct. 5, 2013
Ages 10-14
Learn all about discovering your family’s history, and how to create a family tree. Participants will use their discoveries to create an artistic family tree collage on canvas to bring home. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

Great Inventions: The Printing Press!
Dates: July 6, 2013
Ages 8-12
The printing press was one of the most important inventions in human history! Learn in the museum’s operating print shop how printing was done in Uxbridge in the past, and how newspapers were produced. Kids will also get to make their own newspaper column and picture stamp. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

‘Beads and Buttons’ craft workshop
Ages 8-12
Dates: July 20, 2013, Oct. 19
5 hours
Kids will use colourful beads and buttons to create fantastic decorative items, including a button flower bouquet, jewelry box, door monogram, bookmark, and jewellery. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

Settler for a Day
Dates: August 10, 2013
Ages 6-10
Become a settler for the day at the Museum Village! Learn how to churn butter, make cookies, do “chores”, plant seeds to take home and grow into a garden, play fun pioneer games, and more! Kids can come dressed in their favourite pioneer outfit, or choose one from the Museum’s costumes to wear for the day. Bring a picnic lunch. Pre-register.

Victorian Paper Crafts
Dates: Sept. 21, 2013
Ages 8-14
Learn all about and create fascinating paper crafts and projects from the beautiful Victorian era, including paper silhouettes, greeting cards, a decoupage box, and more. Bring a picnic lunch. Preregister. Join us at Uxbridge Historical Centre for these fun Saturday programs! Please pre-register your child by calling us at (905)852-5854. Each program will take a minimum of 6 and maximum of 15 participants, so please register early to prevent disappointment. For more information please contact the museum at 905-852-5854or

Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight

Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight – New Travelling Exhibit!

Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Rd. 6, Uxbridge
June 8 – September 29, 2013
Wed. to Sunday & holidays, 10am to 4pm

Our new travelling exhibit, ‘Freemasonry: A History Hidden in Plain Sight’, relates the story of Freemasonry and its influence on our society today. Learn about the history of Freemasonry in Uxbridge Township. Masons from Uxbridge’s Zeredatha Lodge have partnered with the museum to bring this unique exhibit to Uxbridge. Tours take place from Wednesday to Sunday and holidays from 10am to 4pm. Group tours are welcome, please contact the museum in advance to arrange. Regular admission rates apply. Contact the museum at 905-852-5854 or for more information or visit our website at Thank you to Uxbridge’s Zeredatha Lodge, the Uxbridge-Scott Historical Society, the Uxbridge Rotary Club, and the Uxbridge Tourism Committee for their assistance and support.