Dec/Jan/Feb Winter Umbrella Calendar Extra Items

A few items didn’t make it into the Calendar section of the Winter issue of Umbrella arts newspaper. Sorry about that! So, we’re sending them out by email, posting them in our website blog and they will also appear in an upcoming issue of the Belleville Intelligencer.

Dec 07 to 28 @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION – Please join us 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, December 7 for the Opening Reception of two new shows. In Gallery 1, photographic artist Mark Hopper brings us a selection of regional topical photographs in his show “My Vision, My Focus.” Artist Bob Pennycook shares new nature study paintings in oil with his show “View From a Window.” All are welcome to attend the opening reception. Both shows run until December 28. – PARROTT GALLERY, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. More at

Dec 08 @ 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. MUSICAL GIFTS – Join us at the Parrott Gallery on the 2nd Friday of the month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for our Musical Gifts Series. Pianist Rick Penner will entertain you with piano, song and fascinating anecdotes about the musicians/composers and their music. This program is held in Gallery One on the third floor of the Belleville Public Library. Everyone is welcome to attend this free program. For further information please call 613-968-6731 x2040 or email – PARROTT GALLERY, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. More at

Dec 13 @ 7:00pm Scott Woods, Canadian Grand Master Fiddler – Old Time Christmas Show at St. Matthew’s United Church – To continue to support our Syrian families, St. Matthew’s United Church and United Syrian Family Support, are excited to announce that Canadian Grand Master Fiddler; Scott Woods, is bringing his ‘Old Time Christmas’ show to St. Matthew’s United Church. Look forward to being entertained by a masterful two hour presentation of seasonal songs, inspirational stories and lots of family fun that will open your heart to the joy of the Christmas spirit. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 for children 6 to 12, under 6 free. For tickets call 613-967-1511, 613-967-9966, or credit cards call 855-726-8896 – St. Matthew’s United Church, 25 Holloway St., Belleville. More at

Dec 16 @ 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CARPE DIEM CHRISTMAS CONCERT – Please join us in celebrating the sounds of the season – the singing, the church bells, sleigh bells, drumming, flutes, trumpets and more – at the Carpe Diem Christmas Concert. This free concert will take place on Saturday, December 16 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Parrott Gallery. All are welcome to attend. For more information, call 613-968-6731 x 2040, or email – PARROTT GALLERY, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. More at

Dec 21, Jan 18 and Feb 15 @ 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. DRAWING ROOM – The Drawing Room offers non-instructional studio sessions to encourage the traditional practice of drawing and painting the human figure from a draped model. This program is held on the third Thursday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. in the third floor meeting room at the John M. Parrott Art Gallery. Please join us on December 21st for the next drawing room. For further information, please call 613-968-6731 x 2040 or email – PARROTT GALLERY, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. More at

Jan 04 to Feb 15 @ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. OPENING RECEPTION – The Parrott Gallery is pleased to welcome three artists in two new shows this month, with an Opening Reception 6:00-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2018. Gallery 1 will feature a visual retrospective and written history of the late Quinte Region painter Laurine Sage. Photographers Bert Jenkins and Lola Reid Allin will feature social documentary and Arctic landscapes images of people and places in Gallery 2. All are welcome to attend the opening reception. Both shows run until February 15. – PARROTT GALLERY, 254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. More at

Feb 01 – 17 “Marion Bridge” – The Belleville Theatre Guild presents “Marion Bridge,” written by Daniel MacIvor and directed by Steve Forrester, from Feb. 1-17 at the Pinnacle Playhouse. The play follows three estranged sisters who gather to be with their dying mother in Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia, and, while there, find reunion and regeneration at the site of their childhood Wonderland. This production will be the Guild’s entry in the Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL) Full-length Play Festival. Performances are at 8:00pm on select dates and 2:00pm on Sundays. For tickets, contact 613-967-1442 or Adults $20, Seniors $18, Students $10. – Pinnacle Playhouse, 256 Pinnacle Street, Belleville. More at