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  • Creative Rural Minds: The Valentine’s Edition

    Saturday February 11, 1 to 4 pm
    Baxter Arts Centre, 3 Stanley St, Bloomfield

    Creative Rural Minds is a quarterly networking event designed to stimulate conversation and collaboration in Prince Edward County. All are welcome.

    In this edition: Community matchmaking with Creative Connections. Let us hook you up… with a new collaborator, business partner, service exchange or barter. You’ll write a “personal” ad, and we’ll try to make a connection for you! Bring an idea of what you are looking for, and what you have to offer.


    For example:

    Me: Watercolour painter, new to the County, seeking places to show or sell my work.
    You: A gallery or shop that wants some exciting new works to display or sell.


    Me: A writer with a short film script.
    You: A filmmaker interested in reading it and giving feedback.


    Me: A short comedian.
    You: A tall comedian interested in a potential duo with a short comedian.

    We’ll also have live music from Jérémie Albino, presentations from Ruth Gangbar (Foodography PEC) and Larry Spencer (Baxter Arts Centre), with lots of time to mix & mingle. Plus! food and drink for sale in support of Food Not bombs, and Valentine-making for kiddies.

    Admission by donation. Bring your business cards!

    PARKING: IMPORTANT! Please park in front of the Baxter Arts Centre, or on Main Street, *not* in the lot across the street.

    Sponsored by Baxter Arts Centre, The County of Prince Edward and Prince Edward County Arts Council.

  • Learning Lunch this Friday!

    Start the new year right and join artist and painting instructor Kato Wake for a chat about creativity and inspiration.  Friday January 13 from 12 to 1. Bring your lunch, a friend and questions! Free for Baxter and PECEC members, $5 donation for others.

  • Downton Christmas NEW VENUE

    A Downton Christmas!

    The venue for Command Performance Choir’s “A Downton Christmas” on December 22 and 23 (7:30 pm) has changed to Bloomfield United Church, 272 Main St. in Bloomfield. Enjoy seasonal music set in “Downton” of the Roaring Twenties. Tea and scones will be served at intermission. Guests are invited to dress in period costume if they wish. Tickets $20 are available online and at the door. Baxter members receive a 10% discount!
  • County Holiday Fair!

    Sunday December 11 from 11 to 5 at Baxter!

    Fashion, Jewelery, Photography, Books, Crafts, Cheese Tasting and Spiced Mulled Cider!


  • A Downton Christmas!

    Celebrate the season with COMMAND PERFORMANCE CHOIR

    December 22 and 23, 7:30pm at Picton Town Hall

    BAXTER MEMBERS: Get 10% off your ticket!

    Go to Books & Company in Picton (not available online) and identify yourself as a Baxter Arts Centre member



    Saturday November 19 from 4 to 7

    Drop by and see our new Baxter Canning History Wall!

    Admire our new renovations and see what the Trolls have been up to!

    Silent auction, food and refreshments too.

    Baxter Arts Centre is a COMMUNITY space. Come out and make it yours.


  • Lantern Making Workshop

    All day tomorrow!

    Get ready for the Lantern Festival on November 12 at Crystal Palace.
    A magical celebration for the whole community, including a procession down Main Street with lanterns made by YOU! Come to Baxter tomorrow, Friday November 4, from 10 am to 8pm. Cost is $10 per lantern.

  • Fall Yoga!

    Come BACK TO BALANCE with this combination Yin and Yang yoga. Yin/Yang yoga allows for a foundation for inner and outer balance. Through active and passive poses students connect with their inner messenger and learn how to nurture themselves. Hot stones are incorporated during savasana giving a spa like feel to the class. A perfect way to end a busy day.

    Wednesday nights 7:00 – 8:30 pm
    November 2 to December 7, 2016

    $60 for all 6 weeks, or drop in $15/class

    Email Carrie at to register. Space is limited.


  • Dance Our Way Home!

    dance-imageSunday October 16

    1:30 to 4pm

    Women only
    The fee for this class is $15.
    Any proceeds will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


    Dance Our Way Home

    This 2 hour, women-only, session of movement meditation (Ecstatic Dance) is meant for everyone from beginners to the well-practiced. With Loving Kindness, we grow in Sisterhood.

    What is ECSTATIC DANCE, you ask?

    Do you have trouble sitting still to meditate – or perhaps you’re looking for another movement or meditative outlet? Enter your body and your being through movement to meditative music – a practice that needs to be experienced to be truly appreciated. The body knows.

    Dance Our Way Home™ (DOWH) is for anyone who longs to unite their spirit with their body. DOWH is a gentle and healing movement practice that takes us on a sacred journey to tap into deeper places within our own beautiful, uniquely creative spirit. It encourages connection with others in a warm and accepting community. It’s an invitation to experience the joy and rejuvenation of moving, enjoy a sense of homecoming and belonging, and a chance to nourish yourself with love and care.

    A DOWH session offers a mix of free-style and guided dance, relaxation and guided meditation, combined with life-affirming, spiritual practices. You’ll be led on a spiral dance journey accompanied by a varied and vibrant mix of music – to connect to yourself, to community, and then back home to yourself. No need to worry about following any steps because there are no steps!

    This particular spiral dance will be rooted around the invitation to “Just Be” as you feel your feet on the Earth Mother and reconnect with self, spirit and body. Acceptance of self is the way to joy and freedom.

    Ecstatic Dance is a practice that has changed Jules’ relationship with her body and she is excited to share her learning. This event is for women only.

    Contact Jules: 705.559.2273 or Email:

    The fee for this class is $15. Any proceeds will be donated to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.






  • Dance for Everyone Comments

    barefootdancerwebHere are comments from the workshop DANCE FOR EVERYONE given on September 17.

    “Loved it! Very welcoming ‘safe’ environment.”

    “…very enjoyable, challenging for an older woman but such a joy to move my body.”

    “I like how it built gradually on what we had already learned.”

    “Thank you so much, amazing workshop!”

    “Enjoyed learning choreography set by Arwyn…enjoyed ideas for structured improvisation.”

    “Very well done. The first exercises were great and really helped to loosen the spine. There was a lot of theory behind them. Great fun and great exercise. Would love to do more of the same!”