Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival 2013
“Spring is nature’s way of saying, Let’s Party!” Robyn Williams
It’s almost here. Spring that is….. and The Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival!
Saturday, April 6th and Sunday, April 7th, 2013
It’s a Rite of Spring.
It’s a Canadian Thing.
And, it’s even sweeter in Sunderland.
Please come and join in the celebrations all weekend. When we put on a show in Sunderland, we do it all the way! The streets are closed to traffic and the sap is flowing, along with our warm country welcome in the village.
For full details please log onto the website http://maplesyrupfestival.ca
We are back!
We will be thawing out from the winter chill and throwing the doors back open on Friday, March 1, 2013. Don’t think we have been resting on our laurels while we have been closed. We have been moving and painting and shopping and refinishing and recharging and recycling and recreating during the darkest months of winter.
Oh yes, among the many changes will be our hours. Pauline has graciously offered to extent her services to Mondays. So The Dark Horse will be open 6 days a week, only closed on Tuesdays.
Jude Kingsmill, resident psychic at The Dark Horse will be back doing readings all weekend, Saturday October 13th and Sunday October 14th. Jude always books up, so to avoid disappointment please book early.
15 minutes – $20 30 minutes – $40 60 minutes – $80
Peter Martin will be the artist in residence at The Dark Horse Gallery on Sunday, September 16th. Please drop by that day to meet Peter in person and watch him at work as he demo’s his trade.
Book Launch at The Dark Horse – April 21st
Please join us on Saturday April 21st from 1 to 4 p.m. at The Dark Horse to celebrate the book launch of local author Lynn Rhodes Campbell.
JOURNAL OF A HOUSE SALE: BUY MY HOUSE, PLEASE! is an amusing tale of the hilarious antics of selling a house. The character of “The Man” in Lynn’s book is based on her husband artist Walter Campbell. The book was inspired by their quest to move back home to Sunderland, the little town with a big heart and a strong sense of community spirit. Like all fiction, her book has some basis in reality, plus a heaping helping of imagination. Marvin, the real estate agent in the book, is a totally fictional character. He’s an unprofessional stumblebum, but the writer of the book is too blind to see it and puts him up on a pedestal.
A long time journalist and poet, area residents may remember Lynn’s writings in Uxbridge newspapers under the name of Lynn Rhodes. Lynn will be here in person doing readings and signing books. Light refreshments will be served.
For postcard, click here (in pdf format)
Reflect – Redecorate – Recreate – Regenerate
That is what we did while we were closed for two months. But we are coming out of hibernation Thursday March 1st and back to regular hours; Wednesday thru Sundays. Please stop in to say hi.
St. Patrick’s Day at The Dark Horse – March 17th
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! And in 2012 The Dark Horse Gallery will be celebrating in style with the much anticipated launch of Pauline Kiely’s first memoir novel titled, No Poverty between the Sheets!
Many of you may remember Pauline as an Advertising Sales Rep. for Brock Citizen and Kawartha Lakes This Week for Metroland Publishing. Some of you may have heard her tell hilarious stories about her large family that is half Irish and half French Canadian.
She has been chipping away writing this memoir for these past fifteen years. As her Irish friend, and owner of The Dark Horse Gallery in Sunderland, I am delighted to be hosting her book’s official launch so fittingly on March 17th – between 10am and 5pm. Pauline will be here all day doing readings, and signing copies, plus there will be live music. Light refreshments will be served in the afternoon. So get your green on people, and join us because as John Kiely would say, “There are those that are Irish and those that wish they were, but everyone is Irish on Paddy’s Day!”
How sweet it is! Friday March 30th – Sunday April 1st is the Sunderland Maple Syrup festival and there are lots of things to keep you busy. From pancakes, of course, to bathtub races to an art show, everyone will have something to keep them happy. Visit and enjoy the day. Visit the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival website for more information and download and print out a poster to put up at your local school or business!
Sunderland Santa Claus Parade
Sunderland Santa Claus Parade, Saturday December 10th at 6:30 p.m.
There is something magical about an evening parade. Everything seems a little more special. The lights are twinkling almost as much as the sparkle in Santa’s eye. There just seems to be a magic in the air. And The Dark Horse is open late that evening for you to pop in and say hello and warm up. There will also be carollers and hot apple cider in front of the town hall before and during the parade.
Christmas in the Village
Christmas in the village. The Dark Horse is decorated for Christmas now. We even have a beautifully restored antique horse sleigh in the gallery.
Culture Days – featuring Lynda Cunningham
Sept 30 to Oct 2, 2011
Renowned local artist Lynda Cunningham will be showcasing her paintings at The Dark Horse Gallery in Sunderland for the entire Culture Days weekend.
Stop by Saturday between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. to meet Lynda in person and learn more about her work.
Also showing at any given time are the original works of several Canadian artists mingled in among the many antiques.