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PRAC Updates January 26, 2021


The Making of Lapping Waters by Karen Richardson.

Page 11 of the Jan/Feb issue of ArtScene Page HERE!

Are you a digital artist? 

Post your best piece of Digital Art on your Instagram account.

Include #PineRidgeArts to enter our online DIGITAL ART contest. Artist must be:

over 18 years of age
resident of Ontario
follow PRAC on Instagram
and tag two friends.

Maximum two images per artist. At the end of the month PRAC will select the post with the most likes and award the artist $50.

Feb 1 ~ Bibliotherapy

Monday Evenings, Jan 11 - Feb 1, 7-8pm
Join us on Zoom for our new virtual bibliotherapy program! Bibliotherapy combines reading and talking about books and stories to achieve a more positive sense of wellness. It is a chance to connect with others, discuss how books can help make people feel better, and share your thoughts in a small group. A trained facilitator will lead the reading activities on a weekly theme followed by a guided group discussion. No preparation required. Presented in partnership with the Literacy Network of Durham Region.
Feb 1: Resilience
Website: To register, visit:

Jan 21 or Feb 4 ~ Top Ten Tips for Tenants, Presented by the Durham Community Legal Clinic

Jan 21, 2:30-3:30 OR Feb 4, 7-8pm
Join us on Zoom for this informative presentation. Are you a renter who is wondering about your rights? Learn about the protections available to you as described in the Residential Tenancies Act (RTA). This presentation will cover everything you need to know, including: what landlords can lawfully do, tenant rights in leases and raises in rent, tenant responsibilities, evictions, and what to do if you have a dispute with your landlord.
To register, visit:

Feb 16 ~ Brain Health, Presented by the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region

Feb 16, 7-8pm OR Feb 25, 2:30-3:30pm
Join us on Zoom for this important presentation. We all have a brain and learning to take care of it is important. It’s never too early or too late to take action. Tune in to learn how to promote brain health and how lifestyle changes can impact your risk of developing dementia. We will give practical ideas on how to adopt brain-healthy habits.
To register, visit:

Snap a Selfie with Sculpture and Share

Looks like ‘Gather’ is getting with the Bernie meme with a selfie.
Have you been out to see the sculptures in Pickering?
Share your selfie photos with a sculpture in Pickering on PineRidge Arts Council’s group facebook page and Instagram with the hash tag #sculpturesofdurham
Esplanade Park, Pickering
Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Pickering Rotary Music Festival

Online Registration Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, 2021.

Adjudication March 15-31

Awards Ceremony April 18, 2021

Do you zoom?

Is anyone interested in getting together with other PRAC members and friends over zoom?
If you would like to organize and meet this challenge, drop us a line.

Coming Next Month ~ FROZEN BUBBLES

Please share your favourite recipe for making Frozen Bubbles and enter your best photos in February on Instagram and tag #pineridgearts
Thanks to Lisa Bankey for sharing her amazing photo.


SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2021 AT 7 PM EST14th Annual Durham Black History Month Celebration Presented by Cultural Expressions Art Gallery Inc.
by Durham Black History Month
Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 7 PM EST
Price: Free
Public · Anyone on or off Facebook
Livestreamed on featuring performances by acoustic guitarist and singer/songwriter Kunle; comedian Jean Paul; Notre Dame Catholic Secondary School’s spoken word Poetry Team and vocalist Donna Marie. 
A keynote panel discussion on community representation and community service moderated by Dr. Joseph Smith, an active member of the Black community including non-profit organizations Operation Black Vote Canada and Generation Chosen.
Register to receive a digital event program at


A Gift of Art - Soapstone Carving

Join Peter Martin next Monday and learn the ancient art of soapstone carving. Peter will walk you through your very first carving project.
For more details and to register, click here:

Call for Performing Artists

Performing artists are invited to apply now to be featured at City of Pickering Events & Summer Concerts in 2021. 
Visit for details! 
Deadline for submissions: March 12, 2021.
Click HERE! for your latest copy of ArtScene on line ONLY!

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