MAY 21 – MAY 21
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday Workshop with Rachel Harbour

Drawing is a technical skill that, with practice, anyone can master. Basic skills in drawing can benefit any artist. In this workshop, we will review an introduction to sketching and shading, then, through the use of some playful exercises, we will develop our drawings into compositions to which we will add some colour with paint, watercolour pencil or chalk. Workshop fee of $20 is due at time of registration. Space is limited so register early. For further information, please call 613-968-6731 x2040 or e-mail


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MAY 21 – MAY 21
7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Hastings County Historical Society Monthly Public Presentation

Traitors, Spies & Heroes: Loyalist Espionage During the American Revolution - Hastings County historical Society invites you to hear Jennifer DeBruin's presentation about how seemingly normal "American Agents for Secret Service" hid their lives of danger and intrigue. They were handsomely rewarded by the British Crown with land in Upper or Lower Canada. Many settled in this area and became pioneer founding families.


MAY 22 – MAY 22
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Tony Vani & Kenny Pauze – Delta Blues

Two of Quinte's favorite musicians present an evening of music, focusing on Delta Blues ... in a range of styles from boogie to down-and-dirty blues.

Beaufort Pub

MAY 23 – MAY 26
9:30 - 4:30

Arts en Plein Air Painting Festival

The 2019 Arts En Plein Air Festival is a four-day event running from May 23 to 26, 2019, where artists will leave their studios behind to paint and showcase their work outdoors. Artists will have the opportunity to capture the beautiful images of historic downtown Belleville, the shores of the Bay of Quinte, the famous ‘Old East Hill’, the Moira River, and numerous other painting locations in the Quinte region. There will be cash awards totaling over $4,000. This event is a juried and judged competition that is open to artists working in various mediums such as: watercolour, acrylic, soft pastel and oil. We would like to invite you to join us on this special weekend and participate in our unique one-of-a kind-event, celebrating art en plein air! Registration is now open! Visit the QAC website for information.  The registration form is available here.

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MAY 23 – MAY 23
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Music with a Heart: The Undertaker’s Daughters

The Tweed & Area Arts Council and the Heart of Hastings Hospice are excited to announce our partnership for a series of fundraising events: ‘Music with a Heart.’  These shows will provide affordable entertainment, while raising awareness and funds for our two organizations. We invite you to come out at 7 p.m. on the 4th Thursday in May, July, September and November. The first concert on May 23 features the Undertaker’s Daughters - the amazing Grace and Riley Lindsay and Friends. This is a ‘pay what you can’ event. We look forward to working together on this initiative, and hope to see you at the Marble Arts Centre!

Marble Arts Centre

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MAY 25 – MAY 25
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Family History Day

Do you enjoy researching your family history, or thinking about getting started but want to learn more? Come visit the Belleville Public Library on Sat. May 25th 10-4 for Family History Day 2019! There will be four sessions covering Loyalist ancestry, social media for genealogists, English records, and DNA explained. This is a FREE event and requires no registration. Space is limited. Call 613-968-6731 x2037 for more information.

Belleville Public Library

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MAY 25 – MAY 25
12:00 pm - 3:00 p.m.

Local Author Book Signing of Outlet River at Belleville Chapters/Indigo with Susan Brannigan-Rampp

Author Susan Brannigan-Rampp is a local writer and educator who will be signing her novel, Outlet River, at Belleville Chapters/Indigo Store on Saturday, May 25th from noon 3 p.m. Her favourite artistic a-frame hideaway in Prince Edward County is where her muse resides. Outlet River is set in Sandbanks Provincial Park where she has frequently camped with her family. Recommended suitable for readers grades 5 & up, it is the story of Candice who has lost her mom. She finds it difficult to connect with her dad. Her little brother is...well, a little brother. But on the banks of the Outlet River, Candice meets Jake and everything changes.

Indigo (Chapters) Books, Quinte Mall

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MAY 25 – MAY 25

QYUPA Opening Act Student Theatre Company – Mary Poppins Jr.

Opening Act Student Theatre present Disney and Cameron MacKintosh's "Mary Poppins Jr." performed by students grades 5-8. It is a family-friendly event that is free! Donations are welcome and there will be a bake sale where the proceeds go towards Opening Act.

Maranatha Christian Reformed Church

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MAY 27 – JUN 5
9 am

Art Retreat in France, Plein Air Workshop

Cavan Art Gallery and Academy would like to invite you to join us: The France Art Retreat in the Dordogne at the village of Terrasson LaVilleDieu is on for two 9-day plein air sessions starting May 27 to June 5, 2019. Details and photos are available on the website

the Dordogne district France

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MAY 29 – MAY 29
12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Quinte Mozart Festival Concert Series – The Bewitching Baroque

The new classical concert series featuring live performances of both vocal and piano music is now underway at the Parrott Art Gallery located in the Belleville Public Library. Concert dates and themes can be viewed at This season features three separate 40 - minute concerts presented by artists from the Quinte region and beyond. The QMF works in partnership with the Art Gallery to present free concerts to the public to promote classical music education and building new audiences. Donations accepted. Coming up is THE BEWITCHING BAROQUE – May 29th. Free Admission . Donations Accepted! J.M. Parrot Art Gallery - 3rd Floor Belleville Public Library, 254 Pinnacle Street. Belleville. Audiences will be encouraged to arrive at noon since the concerts begin promptly at 12:15 p.m. The concert duration is typically 30 – 40 minutes, with time enough to enjoy a coffee or light snack in the cafe.


254 Pinnacle Street, Belleville, Ontario

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