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Events Coming to
the Marble Arts Centre - 2018
These Events are sure to entertain you and at the same time, contribute to further the development of the Tweed & Area Arts Council.
Note: Subject to change
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Tweed & Area Arts Council presents
"The Rebel of Hungerford"

A play written and performed by Mark Lesage

The year 1837 was not a happy time in Upper Canada. The young colony was going through some serious growing pains that eventually erupted into open Rebellion.
History seems to have made little of this affair. But if you look a little more closely you will find that political dissatisfaction was widespread and particularly violent in our own area. Pierre Lesage was one of those early settlers who were caught in the middle of the turmoil. Arrested for treason, he is eventually acquitted with the help of a young lawyer by the name of John A, MacDonald, Pierre recounts his experiences and, in doing so, helps us to consider the legal foundation of a colony and the role of those who saw themselves as ordained to rule, and those who find that rule contrary to their principles of justice.This play is dedicated to my father,Jim Lesage,who taught me to always root for the underdog.

Please be aware!
This is not an objective historical narration. Pierre will recount his experiences complete with all the sectarian and political prejudices of the age. His opinions are not necessarily those of the author.
Saturday March 31 at 7 p.m.

Admission: $12
members/students: $10
Tickets at Bush Furniture, Tweed News, from board members
or at the door
the Marble Arts Centre


Tweed &Area Arts Council presents
"Student Theatre Perfomance"

Saturday April 28th at 7 pm
at the Marble Arts Centre.
Admission is $2 and an item to the Tweed Food Bank.
Tweed & Area Arts Council presents
The Alberta Young Memorial Jamboree

Friday May 4, 7-10 pm.

at the Marble Arts Centre, Actinolite 13 Bridgewater Rd
(just N of Tweed along Hwy. 37)

Gateway Community Jazz Ensemble
Wanita & Roely De Vries
Penny Scaife and Cathy Whalen
"The Young Family Band" - Mike, Brad, Jeff Young & Anita Bird
Sound by Brad Stone

Admission: $8 at the door & at The Tweed News, Bush Furniture
or from board members
Proceeds - Gateway CHC Youth Jazz Ensemble

For more info call:
Brad 613-403-4670 Gary 613-478-6238
or The Young Family Band

Thursday May 10, 7800 pm
at the Marble Arts Centre, Actinolite 13 Bridgewater Rd
(just N of Tweed along Hwy. 37)

Tickets available at Bush Furniture,
the Tweed News,
from Board members, or at the door,
$10; $8 for T&AAC members; Children $2
Tweed &Area Arts Council presents
"Behind the Camera"
with John and Janet Foster

"Join the Tweed & Area Arts Council at the Marble Arts Center in Actinolite (in the ,Greater Tweed Area,) to enjoy a presentation of the spectacular photography of John and Janet Foster. Long-time residents of the Tweed area, but recognized internationally for their talent, they have a deep appreciation for Hastings County and what it offers in wildlife and natural habitats.For the last 40 years they have brought a love of nature to their television documentaries.

'Behind the Camera' is a blend of video and still images that take you to some of John and Janet's favourite places for filming and photography. They will share their early discovery of Algonquin Park, their love of canoeing and paddling in the early morning mist.They will take us to the wonderfully clear green waters and soaring limestone cliffs of the Bruce Peninsula, and travel to Nova Scotia in winter to witness hundreds of bald eagles. We ,ll see the extraordinary flights of immense flocks of shorebirds that migrate south from the high arctic in mid-summer.And, finally, their local journeys to film winter snow squalls will show us the dramatic icy scenes along the lakeshore of Prince Edward County. The art of nature photography and film making, and 'being in the right place at the right time' are central themes of the presentation."

Members of the first Board: 2006 - 07
L. to R.: Mitch LeSage, Don Herbertson (Vice Chair), Sheila-Marie Youmansdonatella,
Wanita DeVries, Roely DeVries (Chair), Meriel Child Carol Snell Jack Vance
Absent: - Adrianne Marusinec (Treasurer)

Tweed &Area Arts Council presents

Celebration of Life for Don Herbertson

Saturday May 26, 2018, 1-3pm,at the Marble Arts Centre, Actinolite
Don was active for many years on the Tweed & Area Arts Council Board, and was a key player in the establishment and ongoing improvement of the Marble Arts Centre.
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The Marble Arts Players
Proudly Present a Night of Music, Dance, Theatre and Comedy
"Solstice Anyone?"
  • Carol's Country Cuties - inspirational line dancing
  • "Little Goats"- a radio play that transformed into -something else - written by Thomasburger Peter Snell
  • "Tea with Roger" - featuring some friendly advice -written by Belleville playwright Peter Paylor
  • "The Improvmonauts"- improvisational comedy that is out of this world, a troupe that includes Tweed's own Mark Lesage
  • Nicole Flynn - reciting a Roald Dahl classic
  • + Special Musical Guests!
Tweed Hungerford Agricultural Building
(The White Building)
June 22 & 23, 2018 7ᚨ pm
Tickets at Bush Furniture, The Tweed News, from Board Members and at the Door
Adults $12, Children under 12 $5

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"Art in the Park"
Saturday August 4, 10 am to 5 pm Free admission
at the Tweed Memorial Park, Tweed

for Info & Application Form

"Fish Fry by Mike Mundell's Surf and Turf"

Saturday August 4,11am to 1pm
at the Kiwanis Pavillion in the Memorial Park in Tweed

Theatre Organic presents
Oscar Wilde's
"A Florentine Tragedy"

More info to follow

Saturday August 4, 11 am & 2 pm (20 minutes)

"Puppet Theatre"
...and more

Saturday August 4

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"The Festival of Small Halls Ontario"

Fri September 14, 2018
Barney Bentall, with the Mayhemmingways!
The Tweed & Area Arts Council/ Marble Arts Centre is part of the 2018 line up for the Festival of Small Halls Ontario...
The Festival is in its fifth year of bringing incredible talent to cherished community venues across Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley Sept 13 to 30

Tickets @ $25, on sale online only on Wednesday June 20th at 10 am.
Phone sales will begin on Wednesday June 27 and will continue through the summer (phone number is 613-402-1425).

A limited number of tickets will be available from the Arts Council, if you can not access the online sales.We hear these shows often sell out quickly!Find the full schedule / ticketing information here:
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"The Tweed & Area Studio Tour"

September 22 - 23, 2018

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"T&AAC Annual General Meeting"

September 24, 2018

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"Aleck Bell"

September 26, 2018
7:30 at the Kiwanis Tweed Pavillion

Tweed & Company Theatre have generously offered to share proceeds from the performance of 'Aleck Bell' on Wed. Sept. 26 with T&AAC! All we need to do is sell, sell, sell tickets for special price of $20 each. Given the incredible success of Hastings! The Musical earlier this summer, audiences won't be disappointed. Support Tweed & Co., local/original musical theatre, and raise some funds for T&AAC! Now that is a bargain... tickets to this fundraiser evening are available from Bush Furniture or TA&AAC Board members-contactus@tweedartscouncil.ca or call 613.847.7444.

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Tweed &Area Arts Council presents
The Alberta Young Memorial Jamboree

Friday October 5, 7-10 pm.

at the Marble Arts Centre, Actinolite 13 Bridgewater Rd
(just N of Tweed along Hwy. 37)

Cathy Whalen
Dave Crockett
Brad Stone
Doreen Black
"Jack Squared"
"The Young Family Band"
Brad, Mike & Jeff Young & Anita Bird

The Young Family Band generously host two annual shows at the MAC in the spring, proceeds go to the Gateway Jazz Ensemble-in May, the house was packed! In the fall, proceeds go to the T&AAC. Always a toe-tapping night of entertainment by local performers.

for more information contact:
Gary at 613-478-6238 or Brad at 613-403-4670

Tickets are $8 and available at Bush Furniture, the Tweed News, from T&AAC Board members, or at the door!

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Tweed & Area Arts Council presents
Alan Rhody: From Nashville to the Marble Arts Centre!
The Tweed & Area Arts Council is proud to host Alan Rhody at the Marble Arts Centre on Sunday, October 14 at 2 p.m. Alan is an American singer-songwriter based in Nashville, Tennessee, with a career spanning almost 5 decades. He has written hit songs for several popular artists including The Oak Ridge Boys,the Good Brothers, Murray McLauchlan, Ricky Van Shelton and others. His tenth album collection,"Farther On"was released in 2017 and includes co-writes with Guy Clark, Murray McLauchlan and others,plus solo works. !He has earned a level of respect and recognition that places him in the vanguard of pioneers of the contemporary roots music movement.! (Toronto Star)historian, wrote: !If you've never seen this Nashville singer-songwriter perform, you're missing out on one of our most entertaining and amusing acoustic troubadours!.

Tweed's own'Lynn & Billy' will open the show.

$15 Tickets at Bush Furniture,the Tweed News,from Board Members,or $20 at the Door.

For more information: www.alanrhody.com

Tweed & Area Arts Council presents
"The Hits of the Blitz"

Saturday October 20, 7:30 pm.

at the Marble Arts Centre, Actinolite 13 Bridgewater Rd
(just N of Tweed along Hwy. 37)

The MAC will host renowned tenor Julian Gallo, songstress Lenni Stewart and friends as they present this special benefit concert.  Enjoy the great songs of WWI and WWII by Cole Porter, Dame Vera Lynn, Irving Berlin and many more.

Tickets are $20 and will be available soon at Bush Furniture, the Tweed News, from T&AAC Board members or at the door.

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The 7th Annual Hastings County Tourism Awards are being held at the Marble Arts Centre on Fri. Nov. 23, starting at 5: 30 p.m.! It will be a great night of networking, food, local cider, and a celebration of accomplishments in our region. Hosted by Tweed & Company Theatre's Tricia Black.

Hope to see you there!
More info at http://www.hastingscounty.com/tourism-awards-celebration

T&AAC is excited to announce that Ken Tizzard will be appearing at the MAC as part of his 'A Good Dog is Lost' tour on Sat. Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. You are sure to enjoy the collection tunes by Newfoundland musical icon Ron Hynes from his new CD, and other songs/stories from this accomplished musician and his trio.
Tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door!
Available at the Tweed News, Bush Furniture in Tweed, or Arts Council members!

This concert at the Marble Arts Centre is now a fundraiser for the Lesage family, who lost their home to a fire on Oct. 30. Mark is on the Arts Council Board, leads the Marble Arts Players, and Lisa has been long involved with Tweed Music Festivals Inc./the Tweed Elvis Festival.
Come on out to this show and show your support for the Lesage family!


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Saturday December 1, 2018 at 7 pm

The Marble Arts Student Theatre presents
"The Nutcracker and the Mouse King".

Fifteen students ages 7 to 14 have created an old Christmas favourite with music, dance and drama. They work with two instructors for a month to produce this show that is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit.

features ukulele teacher Deb Chatreau and two of her students: Brooklyn Gylytiuk and Morgan Beaton. They will open the show with a few seasonal songs - some unfamiliar and some old favourites. Join in the fun and sing along!

Admission is $5 and an item to the Tweed Food Bank.
Marble Arts Centre, 13 Bridgewater Road, Actinolite.

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