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Things To Do In The Belleville/Quinte Region- Don't Let Winter Get You Down; Come Out and Join the Fun!

 Winter is raging on and the Quinte Region is experiencing another snowfall as I write this.

Don't let it get you down and for heaven's sake, don't go into hibernation!
There's so much to do in this beautiful area that no one should be at a loss for a fun evening out or without an informative, lively social gathering to attend.

Week of March 1st-March 8th, 2008 The Following Events Are Free or 'Donations Accepted', As Indicated:

Loyalist College is holding it's Information Night on Thursday March 6th and all future students and their parents are invited to attend. It will run from 6:30-8:30pm in the Prince Edward Collegiate Institute (PECI) lecture room at 41 Barker Street in Picton.

Future students will be able to learn about various program options, residence facilities, new careers, services for success and get a taste for student life. Bring a list of your concerns and questions.

If you'd like to know more about this informative evening call 1-888-LOYALIST, ext. 2100

Loyalist College is within minutes of Belleville's City limits and offers an excellent post-secondary education program with 93.9% of graduates finding employment within 6 months of graduation!

Life, Money and Illusion

On March 2nd at 1pm, Mike Nickerson will be live and in person reading from his book 'Life, Money and Illusion: Living On Earth as if We Want to Stay.' at Organic Underground. Mike is a long-time environmental activist and has published three books on sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Come out and have your books signed by Mike and then stay after the reading to discuss ways we can help protect, heal and sustain our planet for the future.

There is no cost for this event and questions will be answered following his reading. For more info call 613-967-3647

Enjoy walking and would like some company? Join the walkers at Belleville Walks!
On March 1st the group will be meeting at the playground in Zwick's Park at 9am.

If you can't make it this Saturday, be sure to check out the upcoming walking dates. Interested in walking but don't want to brave the wintry weather? Belleville and Quinte Region Walks indoors with a regular schedule too!

For more info call 613-969-8385

Classic Movie Night on March 3rd at 6:30 pm will be airing 'Twelve Angry Men'.

Classic Movie Nights are held in the Safety Village (rear of the Belleville Police Station) and an informal film discussion follows with Ed Bridle (retired film studies teacher).

There is no charge for this movie night. Come on out!

For all Writers and Writers-At-Heart, the Quinte Writers Guild will be meeting at the Wharf Street Debating Club at the corner of South Front Street and St. Paul Street in Belleville at 7:30 pm, March 4th.

You're invited to bring along your stories, articles and poems to share with a friendly and lively group of writers, readers and folks who enjoy listening to a good story or poem.
Canada-International Women's Day

The Brown Bag Lunch at the Belleville Public Library , on March 5th at noon, will feature speaker Shawn Susan Doyle.

Shawn will be giving a presentation titled "Healing Our Spirits and Re-creating Our Lives" in honour of International Women's Day.

Admission is free however seating is limited and you are encouraged to reserve by calling 613-962-1212 or email

For some lively blues to beat those winter blues, the Bohemian Penguin (upstairs at the Penguin) will be featuring the Tim Campbell Band at The Loyal Blues Fellowship Night on March 1st.

Maddy and Larry Hope are hosting this musical evening and the doors will open at 8pm.

Donations will be accepted at the door.


Enrich your world and your life by attending one or many of these Belleville and Quinte area events!




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Comment balloon 16 commentsJo-Anne Smith • February 29 2008 05:13PM


Jo - I would love to be there and see the snow.  I would grab a book and park myself by a window.  (doesn't snow in Houston, you know)  I can remember living in Missouri and having snow and how pretty it is when falling. 
Posted by Candy Henthorne, Spring Texas Real Estate (Results Realty) about 12 years ago
Jo, We've got rain here..There are so many things going on in your neighbood in spite of the weather!  I've never seen that classic "Twelve Angry Men" and would have gone out for that...and that talk, I would enjoy that as well.  When it warms up I will not be home :)!
Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) about 12 years ago
Great post full of such wonderful information ! Thanks for sharing ! I want to come and take a visit !
Posted by Melissa Grant, The Law of Attraction In Life & Business (A Serendipity World) about 12 years ago
Jo - I am sending a handful of sunshine your way this morning.  Great post!
Posted by Marzena Melby, Realtor, Twin Cities Minnesota Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Burnet Realty) about 12 years ago


This year we have been plummeted by snow. Usually our winters are not too bad and we get a minimal amount of snow.  I'd be happy to send you down some truckloads.....

It is very pretty when it's falling. I like being cosy and warm inside and watching out the window when there is a storm or snowfall.

Everyone around  here is REALLY looking forward to spring.



Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago


I think you're getting the weather that we're supposed to be getting in a few days. It's supposed to reach almost 50 F here this coming week and rain...I guess we'll lose a lot of our snow.

The talk with Mike sounds very interesting and I've never seen that film either. There's certainly lots to do if one has the time..



Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago

Hi Melissa,

Thanks! I think you'd really like it here...the summer or fall is a wonderful time to visit....spring is beautiful too and winter is ok if you enjoy winter activities.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago


Thanks so much!  We had a sunny day here today.....yesterday, when I wrote this post, we were getting snow.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago
Jo - I can't wait to visit. You paint such wonderful pictures of where you live. Don't be surprised if Chris and I pay you a visit this summer!
Posted by Tom Plant ( about 12 years ago

Hi Tom,

I would love to meet both you and Chris in person. Let me know when you're coming so I can plan our itinerary!



Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago
Jo~What a fabulous list of events and activities to take part in. You have put this together beautifully my friend. Enjoy your Sunday!
Posted by Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~ (Agent Referral) about 12 years ago

Jo...I think I would be up for the Writers group and the Free lecture!

Someone should have a series on how to stay sane in waist deep snow with no end in sight and only 7inches away from breaking the record for snowfall since records have been kept!(1800's)

Next on he horizon....Spring floods!

Posted by Joan Mirantz, Realtor, GRI, CBR, SRES - Concord New Hampshire (Homequest Real Estate) about 12 years ago
Hi Jo,
I've been out of the loop for a few days, looks like you've been busy while I was away. 
Lots of great events happening in your area, no excuse for boredom! 
Posted by Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist (Kingsbridge Realty, Inc) about 12 years ago

Hi Julie!

Sorry to be getting back to you with the reply to your comment so late. It's been a VERY busy past couple of days.

Thanks for visiting this post and for leaving such a cheery comment!


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago


Wow, it sounds like you're in similar situation to us this year with so much snow.  Today it was in the high 40s here and a lot of the snow is melting.

You're right about floods....I think this spring could be a bad one for them....although around here the water tables have been so low in the past few years and the snow will really help to replenish them when the thaw starts.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago

Hi Cynthia,

I hope all is well with you.  Thanks for stopping in!

Yes, this area always lots of things for people to do and one can never say that they're bored or that there's nothing to do....there's always something going on for every age group and interest.


Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 12 years ago

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