Posts By RichHelms

Uxbridge Public Library cookbook

The Uxbridge Public Library is compiling a special cookbook to commemorate our 125th anniversary, and YOU are invited to submit a recipe! Cookbook to be available before Christmas, a great gift idea! If interested, please bring your recipe (in writing) to the Adult Desk at the library, OR email to


Please include with your recipe: Your name, phone number, and which category fits your recipe: Appetizer, Main Course, Dessert, Preserves.

Feel free to include a picture if you wish. One entry per person only.
For further details or questions, contact Pamela Noble: 905 852 9747.

The Diaries Of Adam & Eve

OnStage Uxbridge – Uxbridge Music Hall

November 22nd – December 1st, 2012
Written by Mark Twain. Adapted by David Birney.
Directed by Roger Varley and Dorothy Partridge

From the pen of noted American humourist Mark Twain comes this delightful, whimsical and poignant look at the lives of Adam and Eve, as seen through the entries in their diaries.

In a 1998 review of The Diaries of Adam and Eve, Larry Howe of Roosevelt University in Chicago said: “Whether you are interested in Twain or not, if your heart hasn’t atrophied, you will love The Diaries of Adam and Eve. As well you should, because, aside from its greatness as a love story, it is also a labour of love.” This OnStage Uxbridge production will also be a labour of love for co-stars and co-directors Roger Varley and Dorothy Partridge, both veterans of the Uxbridge community theatre scene, who have dreamed for years of performing Adam and Eve together.


Thursday November 22nd at 8:00 pm
Friday November 23rd at 8:00 pm
Saturday November 24th at 3:00 pm
Saturday November 24th at 8:00 pm
Thursday November 29th at 8:00
Friday November 30th at 8:00 pm
Saturday December 1st at 8:00 pm

There are 3 easy ways to book your seats:

1) ONLINE: click here for a direct link to our new secure ticketing page. You will be able to select your own seats and receive an email confirmation with a link to tickets you can print at home and just bring to the theatre with you!

2) IN PERSON: go to La Petite Fleur, 43 Brock St. W. during their regular business hours and buy tickets.

3) BY PHONE: call 905-862-3697 to order your tickets and you will get a link emailed to you that will allow you to print your own tickets from home.

Village Voices – Gloria

Saturday December 1st, 2012 – 7:30 PM
St Andrews Presbyterian Church, 143 Main Street, Markham North.

This Christmas we feature John Rutter’s wonderful Gloria as well as seasonal music and our ever popular audience carol sing-along. With brass and percussion accompaniment.

Joan Andrews, director.

Tickets: $20 Sr/St $15 Under 12 free. At the door or call 905.294.8687

Visit for more information about the concert and the choir.

Donna Painter – Landscapes in oil

Local resident Donna Painter captures landscapes in oil. Donna truly believes in the beauty of nature all around us.
Growing up in Ontario, she spent her childhood outside with the many adventures, weekend drives, and camping trips.
These memories and experiences have inspired her to put brush to canvas to share with everyone.

Donna Painter –
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Arts Exposed

Meet creator of Gifts of the North – CANCELLED


The Uxbridge Historical Centre has been hosting a fascinating travelling art exhibit, Gifts of the North, which was created by Northern Ontario artist Janet Hannam. The exhibit consists of 18 whimsical figures which were created using a large variety of techniques including clay working/sculpting, stitching, painting, weaving, beading, spinning, mixed media, and more. Her inspiration for creating this exhibit was to share her love of Northern Ontario, and teach others about this incredible region of Canada.

The creation of this exhibit was made possible by a grant from the Ontario Arts Council. Each sculpture has a different theme and background story relating to physical and cultural aspects of Northwestern Ontario. So much detail went into each anthropomorphic sculpture that it took artist Janet Hannam 4 years to create the exhibit.

To celebrate her exhibit being displayed at the Uxbridge Historical Centre, Janet Hannam will be making the 2000-mile drive from her home in Thunder Bay, to join us for Heritage Days at the Museum on August 25th and 26th. She has reserved a block of time on both days of the weekend to meet with other artists and crafters who are interested in discussing technique, her creations and vision to create the exhibit. This is a great opportunity for local artists to connect with Hannam and view the exhibit alongside other artists.

We invite artists to come to Heritage Days to meet Janet Hannam, and view her incredible exhibit, Gifts of the North. If you have any questions, please contact the Museum at (905)852-5854, or

What: Meet and discuss technique and the exhibit with Janet Hannam, creator of Gifts of the North
Who: Artists, crafters, and anyone interested in artistic technique
When: August 25th and 26th at 11am*
Where: Heritage Days at Uxbridge Historical Centre, 7239 Concession Road 6, Uxbridge (in our Orange Lodge Hall on the grounds).

*(Please note that Janet Hannam will be present for both full days of the event, but is setting aside the time slot of 11am for this special discussion session; however, if you cannot make it for 11am, please come by anytime throughout Heritage Days to meet with Hannam at the Gifts of the North exhibit)

(‘Warrior’, ‘Boreal’, Hidden’, and ‘Loon’, figurines from Gifts of the North)

PHOTOGRAPHY in the gallery

PHOTOGRAPHY in the gallery Opening Reception: Saturday, Sept. 8 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Showcasing: Stuart Blower | Anna Brown | Lisa Case | Garry Herridge | Andrew Kulin | Kim Lowes |
Jacqueline La Frano | Marcia Masino | Sean Rowley | Rose Sood | Fran Usher | Don Whitbread

Exhibition open weekends only in Sept plus Labour Day between 12 and 5 pm.
Silverstone Gallery
617 Liverpool Road

Attention all Crafters!

Uxbridge Historical Centre (Museum and Archives) is looking for intermediate or advanced crafters in beadwork and crochet. We would like to offer beginners beadwork and beginners crochet workshops this fall at the Museum, and you could be the teacher!

You do not need any previous experience teaching beadwork or crochet to classes, but should be confident that you could successfully teach your craft to beginner-level participants in a workshop setting.

The museum will promote, advertise, and sell tickets to your workshop, all you need to do is create a lesson plan and teach the class! We will also buy all materials needed for the workshop. In payment for your time and instruction, we will offer you a percentage of the workshop proceeds, or a pre-determined amount.

Also, if there is another heritage craft you are expert in that you think would be an interesting Fall workshop, please contact us with details.

For more information, please contact Uxbridge Historical Centre, (905)852-5854, or

Thank you!

Rachel Sutherland
Assistant Curator
Uxbridge Historical Centre
P.O. Box 1301
Uxbridge ON L9P 1N5
(905) 852-5854

Village Voices Open Rehearsal

September 5th 2012 at 7:30

Village Voices of Markham invites choristers to participate in an Open Rehearsal to read through John Rutter’s “Gloria” and excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah”. We will be performing the “Gloria” at our Christmas concert on December 1, 2012 and the complete “Messiah” with the Kindred Spirits Orchestra on December 15, 2012, at Markham Theatre. All voices are welcome, particularly tenors and basses. For details please call 905.472.6435 or e-mail:

Uxbridge Historical Centre Events

Clay-Sculpting and “Gifts of the North”
June 30, 2012, 10am-2:30pm, Cost $15
Kids will learn all about the stories and folk history behind the exhibit “Gifts of the North”, and create their own sculpture using modeling clay. A great opportunity to make some fun art, and learn about the amazing culture and history of Northern Ontario. Bring a picnic lunch. Ages 9-12.

Beginners’ Sketching
July 14, 2012, 1pm-4pm, Cost $15
Learn beginners’ drawing techniques for portraits, landscapes, still life, and more. This class will be taught on the museum’s scenic grounds and in our heritage buildings for inspiration. Participants will bring home all of their new artwork. Taught by a talented local art student. Ages 12-15.

Beginners’ Acrylic Painting
July 28, 2012, 1pm-4pm, Cost $15
Uxbridge Historical Centre is hosting a Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Workshop, for youth ages 10-15 who are interested in learning the basics of acrylic painting this upcoming Saturday July 28th from 1-4pm. Participants will learn beginners’ acrylic painting techniques for portraits, landscapes, still life, and more. They will practice their painting on the museum’s scenic grounds and in our heritage buildings, and bring home their painted canvas’. This class is being taught by multi-talented local art student Anne-Marie Muller, who also recently taught a fantastic Beginner’s Sketching Workshop for us, and whose artwork is currently on display at the Museum.

There are still spots available in our Beginner’s Acrylic Painting Workshop, happening this Saturday (28th). The cost is only $15. If anyone would like to sign their child/youth up for this program they need to call/email the Historical Centre by Friday afternoon to pre-register so we can buy the proper amount of supplies. All supplies are included. Uxbridge Historical Centre can be reached at (905)852-5854, or

Uxbridge Historical Centre
7239 Conc. 6 (just north of Brock Street)
P.O. Box 1301,
Uxbridge, Ontario,
L9P 1N5
(905) 852-5854