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Melissa Payne (photo: Bryan Reid)

Melissa Payne releases new video in support of her latest recordby Bruce Head

Local singer-songwriter also performing at Boots and Hearts music festival this summer.

Dane Shumak is President, Executive Producer, and Artistic Director of Cordwainer Productions, the theatre company he founded in January 2014

Theatre entrepreneur Dane Shumak nearing the top of his gameby Sam Tweedle

Ambitious actor/director's theatre company producing new musical this spring.

Paul Nicholas Mason (photo: Esther Vincent/Mustang)

The Night Drummerby Paul Nicholas Mason

An excerpt from Peterborough author Paul Nicholas Mason's latest novel.

The Peterborough Folk Festival held its annual general meeting on March 2, 2015

Despite resignation, board confident about folk festival's futureby Bruce Head

At annual general meeting, board chair thanks Nick Ferrio for his contributions as Artistic and Executive Director.

Former Prairie Oyster frontman Russell deCarle performs with his trio in the Nexicom studio at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough on Friday, March 20th

Russell deCarle has a musical home in Peterboroughby Josh Fewings

Former frontman for Prairie Oyster and close friend of Willie P. Bennett brings his trio to Showplace on March 20th.

Millbrook illustrator Bill Slavin has completed Big Star Otto, the last book in his Elephants Never Forget  graphic novel trilogy for young readers, whose hero is a big-hearted elephant

Big Star Ottoby Bill Slavin

An excerpt from Millbrook illustrator Bill Slavin's final book in his children's graphic novel trilogy.

Toronto-based Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils (Ian MacKay, Josh Piché, Irene Torres, Jesse Dietschi, and Darryl Joseph-Dennie) will be playing at Minden's Dominion Hotel on Saturday, March 14th

musicNOW - March 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring ZZ Top, Jill Barber, Kruger Brothers, Brock Zeman, Irene Torres, Woodworker, Russell deCarle, The Stellas, & more.

Elaine DeCunha, owner of the Millbrook-based company Spirits and Splatters, guides a group of enthusiastic painters at an event at Boston Pizza Lindsay in January 2015. The company is offering more creative and fun social events in February and March in Peterborough and Lindsay.

Mix, mingle, and paint at Spirits and Splattersby Jeanne Pengelly

Millbrook-based company offers creative and fun social events.

The key ingredient in all types of bread recipes is the flour. If you're a beginner, Chef Stefanie Martin offers a class at the PC Cooking School where she'll show you how to make a basic bread recipe. And make sure to try Elaine's recipe for fresh pizza dough — you'll never look at a frozen pizza again!

kawarthaCHOW: Learn the art of bread makingby Elaine McCarthy

Tips for making great bread, a class at PC Cooking School in March, and a recipe for pizza dough.

David Adams, Mark Paton, Kellie McKinty, and Chuck Vollmar star in Born Yesterday, playing February 20th to March 7th at the Peterborough Theatre Guild (photo: Sam Tweedle for kawarthaNOW)

Knowledge is power - a review of Born Yesterdayby Sam Tweedle

Take a trip back in time with Peterborough Theatre Guild's wonderful production of the 1946 play.

Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan star in Fifty Shades of Grey, which film reviewer Elliott Burton describes as a "turgid, alienating mess"

Fifty Shades of Noby Elliott Burton

A review of the film adaptation of E.L. James's erotic bestseller.

The poet who wins "CanLip: The Great Canadian YouTube Contest" will be heading to Vancouver's Verses 2015 poetry festival in late April

Vote for Peterborough in YouTube poetry contestby Jeannine Taylor

Winning poet will go to international poetry festival in Vancouver this spring.

Private lives and public personas – a review of Jupiter Ascending

Private lives and public personas - a review of Jupiter Ascendingby Elliott Burton

Muddled and incoherent film could be an allegory for consumerist culture or for transgender visibility.

Enjoy authentic Indian cuisine and learn how to dance Bollywood-style on Saturday, March 7th at the Parkway Banquet Hall in Peterborough. Proceeds from the event will support cardiac care through the PRHC Foundation.

Bollywood comes to Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Annual Indian-themed dinner and dance on March 7th at Parkway Banquet Hall will raise funds for cardiac care.

Feature Stories
Michael Santos, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Peterborough, surrounded by organizers of Bollywood Night #2. The luxury car dealership has generously come forward again this year as the platinum sponsor of the event, which takes place March 7th at the Parkway Banquest Hall in Peterborough (photo courtesy of snapd Peterborough)

Dancing is good for the heartby Jeannine Taylor

Funds raised by Bollywood Night #2 on March 7th will help support cardiac care.

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Melissa Payne (photo: Bryan Reid)

Melissa Payne releases new video in support of her latest recordby Bruce Head

Local singer-songwriter also performing at Boots and Hearts music festival this summer.

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The Peterborough Folk Festival held its annual general meeting on March 2, 2015

Despite resignation, board confident about folk festival's futureby Bruce Head

At annual general meeting, board chair thanks Nick Ferrio for his contributions as Artistic and Executive Director.

Read more ...

Elaine DeCunha, owner of the Millbrook-based company Spirits and Splatters, guides a group of enthusiastic painters at an event at Boston Pizza Lindsay in January 2015. The company is offering more creative and fun social events in February and March in Peterborough and Lindsay.

Mix, mingle, and paint at Spirits and Splattersby Jeanne Pengelly

Millbrook-based company offers creative and fun social events.

Read more ...

For the second year in a row, Carolyn Amyotte coordinated the building a coloured igloo in Aplsey. The 2015 Rainbow Igloo was featured at the Apsley Winter Carnival on February 21st and Amyotte and three fellow parents will be sleeping overnight in the igloo in March to raise funds for literacy resources for Apsley-area students.

Apsley's amazing rainbow iglooby Bruce Head

Featured at Apsley Winter Carnival, coloured igloo is raising funds for local student literacy.

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Families will find spectacular skiing and snowboarding at Sir Sam's Ski / Ride in Haliburton

Sir Sam's is a winter wonderland for familiesby Jennifer Pinarski

Spectacular skiing and amenities only a short drive from the Kawarthas and the GTA.

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Dr. Justin Clouthier is a vascular surgeon at Peterborough Regional Health Centre who specializes in a surgical procedure that reduces risks to vulnerable patients. The equipment used in this procedure was funded in part by donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation.

Fighting the silent killerby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help bring life-saving procedure to hospital.

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Paul and Suzanne Leroux are owners of The Pasta Shop in downtown Peterborough. In 2011, Paul suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with both a coronary arterial blockage and diabetes. He received care at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

First vacation in six years ... and then a heart attackby Jeannine Taylor

Local business owner Paul Leroux is grateful for care he received and encourages people to donate to hospital Foundation.

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Community News & Profiles
Michael Santos, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz Peterborough, surrounded by organizers of Bollywood Night #2. The luxury car dealership has generously come forward again this year as the platinum sponsor of the event, which takes place March 7th at the Parkway Banquest Hall in Peterborough (photo courtesy of snapd Peterborough)

Dancing is good for the heartby Jeannine Taylor

Funds raised by Bollywood Night #2 on March 7th will help support cardiac care.

By shopping at thrift stores, yard sales, or buying used goods through the classifieds, you're supporting a billion dollar "second-hand economy" in Canada. The environment also benefits as imports of new goods are reduced and fewer items end up in the landfill.

Buying second hand is good for the economy and environmentby Matt Higgs

Report finds Canadians are spending almost $30 billion on used items.

Margot Austin

Peterborough SPEAKS - Margot Austinby Jeannine Taylor

Senior design editor one of six compelling and innovative people speaking at The Market Hall on April 15th.

Water is something we all take for granted. Taking simple actions like picking up pet waste or using a rain barrel can help improve the health of our entire watershed, ensuring a clean supply of water for future generations. (Photo: R. Neil Marshman)

Taking small steps to protect our waterby Matt Higgs

Brutal winter's effect on water birds reminds us how important the Great Lakes are.

At the 5th annual Peterborough SPEAKS on April 15th, six compelling and innovative people will share their stories of overcoming adversity. The event is a fundraiser by the Greater Peterborough Health Services Foundation for mental health therapy programs.

What doesn't break you makes you strongerby Jeannine Taylor

Annual Peterborough SPEAKS fundraiser supports therapy for people with mental health issues.

Peterborough radio veteran Gordon Gibb has launched an online-only radio station that exclusively plays classic hits and oldies

The oldies are back in the Kawarthasby Sam Tweedle

Peterborough radio veteran Gordon Gibb launches online radio station streaming classic hits and oldies.

With Seedy Sunday fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about the types of seeds you want to start indoors. As a general rule of thumb, seeds should be started anywhere from two to six weeks before the last frost date, depending on the variety.

Get growing on Seedy Sundayby Matt Higgs

Decide what seeds you want to start indoors and buy them at March 1st seed exchange.

GreenUp's Karen Elcombe holds seedlings that were planted just days ago. Now's the time to test seeds for germination to ensure you're ready to hit the ground running when it's time to plant in the spring. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough GreenUP)

Get ready for the growing season by testing seedsby Matt Higgs

Start planning now for what will be in your garden in the spring.

Over half of Canadian women report having experienced at least one incident of physical or sexual violence since the age of 16

A father's perspective on sexual violence against womenby Pat Trudeau

Men need to stop being defensive and start taking responsibility.

For the second year in a row, Carolyn Amyotte coordinated the building a coloured igloo in Aplsey. The 2015 Rainbow Igloo was featured at the Apsley Winter Carnival on February 21st and Amyotte and three fellow parents will be sleeping overnight in the igloo in March to raise funds for literacy resources for Apsley-area students.

Apsley's amazing rainbow iglooby Bruce Head

Featured at Apsley Winter Carnival, coloured igloo is raising funds for local student literacy.

Families will find spectacular skiing and snowboarding at Sir Sam's Ski / Ride in Haliburton

Sir Sam's is a winter wonderland for familiesby Jennifer Pinarski

Spectacular skiing and amenities only a short drive from the Kawarthas and the GTA.

There are increasing reports of businesses and individuals in the Kawarthas becoming infected with "ransomware"

Don't let hackers kidnap your computerby Bruce Head

Reports of ransomware incidents are increasing in the Kawarthas.

You can drop your old household batteries for free at the Peterborough GreenUp Store, as demonstrated by store manager Ausma Clappison.  They'll be sent away for safe disposal and recycling, keeping them out of the landfill. (Photo courtesy of Peterborough GreenUp)

Take charge by recycling batteriesby Matt Higgs

Bring your old batteries to Peterborough GreenUp and watch for City of Peterborough's special battery collection.

What's On Now - Events in The Kawarthas
Pubs & Clubs
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Major, interesting and unusual events that our editors have deemed to be worthy of our endorsement and promotion across The Kawarthas.
Art, Performance & Culture
Gallery openings, exhibitions, theatre, performance art, dance and more! Celebrate local talent and the venues that attract great talent.
Business Events
From networking meetings to conferences to Chambers of Commerce, we are the only online source for business events anywhere in the Kawarthas.
Concerts & Live Music
Concerts: indoor, outdoor, series, folk, blues, jazz, classical and rock kawarthaNOW.com has them all listed! Promote your concert event here for free!
Cinemas & Drive-Ins
Movie listings from cinemas and drive-ins across the Kawarthas. We're the only local site to compile this information in one place for your convenience.
Showplace Performance Centre
Concerts, plays, performances, and community events coming to the main stage and to The Nexicom Lounge at Peterborough's downtown centre for the performing arts.
Films & Repertory Cinemas
Film festivals, theatres, and organizations screening classic, independent, and foreign language films (and some first-run movies too).
Community Events
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Children's Events
Events designed just for Kawartha kids. Great things to do indoors and out! Be sure to watch this column during school holidays for special events.
Youth Events
These events are designed for the tweens and teenagers - kids or "youth" that are about age 12 and up! Events listed are throughout The Kawarthas.
Seniors' Events
Rewire your thinking about aging with our events for seniors. Many events are happening throughout the entire area - check out our column for all of them!
Outdoor Events
The Kawarthas are a year round playground for outdoor enthusiasts. Our outdoors column is your first stop for weekend and outdoor planning.
Fundraising Events
From men wearing red shoes to pink paddles, we promote worthy fundraising events in the Kawarthas. Help the community and join in! Post your event for free.
Sports & Recreation
Individual and team sports competitions, games, and fitness and recreational activities throughout the Kawarthas.
The Business Beat
By Stu Harrison.
One of our most visited columns, and we also have archives dating back to 2004!
Business Beat Archives
We"ve got them all dating back to 2004! The Business Beat archives by Stu Harrison.
Venues Listing
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Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
International Women's Day
Although Sunday, March 8th is International Women's Day, there are related events happening during the entire month of March in the Kawarthas.
March Break Activities
From week-long camps to half-day and full-day activities, there's lots to do in the Kawarthas to keep your kids entertained this March Break.
Maple Syrup Events & Festivals
In early spring, nights are cold and the days get warm. Those are two of the key ingredients for Maple Syrup season! The sap is running early this year, so farms are open and events are now on.
Public Skating
Lace 'em up! Public skating schedules for indoor and outdoor rinks across the Kawarthas.
MUSE International Film Series
Presented by the Peterborough Museum and Archives and the Toronto International Film Festival Group, MUSE has been bringing Canadian and international films to Peterborough since 1998.
Trent University 50th Anniversary
Peterborough's Trent University marks its 50th anniversary in 2014-15 with events and celebrations both on and off campus starting in August 2014.
Environment, Ecology & Gardening
Events related to the environment and ecology, as well as workshops of interest to gardeners.
Regional Farmers' Markets
From Spring to mid Fall the Kawarthas are rich with bounty and outdoor markets. Check out our guide and send us your favourites.
Trails Guide
One of the best things about The Kawarthas is that there is always a trail nearby! Check out our guide to regional trails!
Provincial Parks Guide
We're always within driving distance to a Provincial Park. Here is our guide to local day and overnight parks.
Riverview Park & Zoo
The Zoo is always a popular spot! Check out our summary of their current events.
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