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Members of the Peterborough Theatre Guild with their awards from the Eastern Ontario Drama League, which included "Acting Excellence", "Best Visual Presentation", "Best Actress in a Leading Role", and the top prize of "Best Production" (photo courtesy of Peterborough Theatre Guild)

Peterborough Theatre Guild wins top drama award for playby kawarthaNOW

With regional win, "Born Yesterday" moves on to provincial theatre competition in May

The cast and crew of the Peterborough Theatre Guild production of Cats (photo: Sam Tweedle / kawarthaNOW)

The cast and crew of Catsby kawarthaNOW

Exclusive photo of the much-anticipated Peterborough Theatre Guild production

A familiar voice in the Peterborough music scene, singer Missy Knott has been writing and recording in Nashville with award-winning country music artist Crystal Shawanda. Pictured is Missy performing at the Red Dog Olde Christmas Pageant in Peterborough last December. (Photo: Linda McIlwain)

Missy Knott spreading her musical wings in Nashvilleby Sam Tweedle

Peterborough singer-songwriter writing and recording songs with award-winning country musician Crystal Shawanda.

Before We Arrive: The Story of The Weber Brothers is a documentary by local filmmakers Rob Viscardis and Jeremy Blair Kelly. The filmmakers, who expect to release the documentary this fall, are launching a crowdfunding campaign for post-production work on the film (still courtesy of Rob Viscardis and Jeremy Kelly)

Immortalizing the epic musical story of The Weber Brothersby Bruce Head

Local filmmakers launch crowdfunding campaign to bring documentary about Peterborough band to fruition.

Jesse Morrison models an outfit designed by Tori Silvera in partnership with Pammett's Flowers at last year's Runway Challengers photo shoot at The Mount Community Centre. Pammett's Flowers is back at this year's event, teamed up with designer Cheryl Ellis, whose outfit will be modeled by performer James Whetung. (Photo courtesy of Public Energy)

5th Annual Wearable Art Show and Runway Challengeby Michael Fazackerley

Public Energy's faux-fashion fundraiser takes place April 25 at Peterborough's Market Hall.

Ken Tizzard performs at the Market Hall in Peterborough on Friday, April 24, in support of his new record No Dark No Light (publicity photo)

Ken Tizzard releases new album No Dark No Lightby kawarthaNOW

Musical veteran performs at Market Hall in Peterborough on April 24 with local favourites Mayhemingways.

Photographs by Georgie Horton-Baptiste and George Campana are on display at two locations this month during the SPARK Photo Festival, like this tipi with flag poles at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota (photo: George Campana)

Reflecting on First Nations teachings and ceremonies through photographyby Michael Fazackerley

Exhibits by Georgie Horton-Baptiste and George Campana at SPARK Photo Festival.

Peterborough band Television Rd is one of several Kawarthas-area bands participating in this year's CBC Searchlight competition (left to right: Duncan Mackinnon, Daniel Collins, Dan Mcnally, Sara Ostrowska, and Jay MacKinnon)

Local bands competing in CBC's Searchlight competitionby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough's Television Rd one of several bands in the Kawarthas vying for $20,000 grand prize.

The SPARK Photo Festival, which runs for the entire month of April, includes a showcase exhibit of heritage photos of and by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables novels

SPARK Photo Festival kicks off with exhibit of Lucy Maud Montgomery photosby kawarthaNOW

Heritage photo showcase of Anne of Green Gables author one of many exhibits during April.

The Good Lovelies perform for two nights (April 23 and 24) at the Cameco Capitol Arts Centre in Port Hope in support of their new album Burn the Plan

musicNOW - April 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring Del Bel, Common Deer, Luke Nicholson, Petunia, Nick Ferrio, Wax Mannequin, The Good Lovelies, and more.

Georgie Horton-Baptiste's work is being presented as part of the SPARK Photo Festival during the month of April, including this photo looking towards Bigfoot Pass at Badlands National Park in South Dakota (photo: Georgie Horton-Baptiste)

Art in the Street - April 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring exhibits at the SPARK Photo Festival and the Art School of Peterborough Art Auction.

Danny Bronson, in full costume and makeup as Rum Tum Tugger, performed the song "Mr. Mistoffelees" from Cats for the lunch-time crowd at Lansdowne Place on Saturday, April 4th. The Peterborough Theatre Guild production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical runs for nine performances May 1 to 9 at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Cats flash mob at Lansdowne Placeby kawarthaNOW

Video and photos of Saturday's surprise appearance by cast and crew of Peterborough Theatre Guild production.

Motion Sickness cover

Motion Sicknessby Ursula Pflug

An excerpt from the latest novel by Norwood author Ursula Pflug.

The logo for International Jazz Day in Peterborough, which takes place on Thursday, April 30th

Peterborough to celebrate International Jazz Day on April 30thby kawarthaNOW

Musical events being organized, Mayor Bennett to make proclamation.

Madonna performing at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards: "The disgusting comments towards her age and behaviour at the Grammys in February were some of the most regressive made towards a woman in recent memory." (Photo: Kevin Mazur)

Living in a Material Worldby Elliott Burton

Madonna fights back against ageism and sexism in the entertainment industry.

The organizing committee for the inaugural Peter Robinson Festival held a media conference at Peterborough's Holiday Inn to announce details about the event, which takes place on July 31 and August 1 this summer. Pictured is Peterborough's founder Peter Robinson (portrayed by Tim Rowat) with the festival's communications director Jacob Speck and festival chair Tim Burke. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Organizers announce details about inaugural Peter Robinson Festivalby Jeannine Taylor

Summer heritage and performing arts festival takes place on Civic Holiday long weekend.

Richard Madden as Prince Charming and Lily James as Cinderella in Disney's live-action remake of the classic fairy tale

Living For Love - a review of Cinderellaby Elliott Burton

Disney's latest incarnation of the classic fairy tale is magical.

Feature Stories
The City of Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit Pilot Project will end on June 27, 2015. City councillors voted to terminate the rural transit service, which was temporarily funded through a provincial grant program, rather than raise municipal taxes to keep the service operating.

No more rural transit in the City of Kawartha Lakesby kawarthaNOW

Service between Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, and Bobcaygeon to end in June 2015.

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Real estate developer Navigator is envisioning a new sports complex called Kawartha Centre in the west end of Peterborough

Private developer proposes $90-million sports complex in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Kawartha Centre would be located at Clonsilla Ave and Lansdowne Street West

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The annual YWCA Freedom Walk takes place on Saturday, May 2nd at Nicholls Oval in Peterborough. Funds raised through the walk will support the YWCA's programs and services to help women and children in the community who are fleeing violence.

Walk to help free women and children from violenceby Jeannine Taylor

The annual YWCA Freedom Walk takes place May 2 at Nicholls Oval in Peterborough.

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Dan Taylor (photo: Peterborough Economic Development)

Dan Taylor no longer with Peterborough Economic Developmentby kawarthaNOW

After four years as President and CEO, Taylor leaves to run his own business.

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Leaf Worsley with her sons Odin and Mars. While undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2013, Leaf found out that her then six-year-old son Mars had leukemia. She's grateful for the expert, compassionate care that both she and Mars received at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Jeremy Kelly)

Mother and son are fighting cancer togetherby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help cancer patients receive expert, compassionate care close to home.

Read more ...

The SPARK Photo Festival, which runs for the entire month of April, includes a showcase exhibit of heritage photos of and by Lucy Maud Montgomery, the author of the Anne of Green Gables novels

SPARK Photo Festival kicks off with exhibit of Lucy Maud Montgomery photosby kawarthaNOW

Heritage photo showcase of Anne of Green Gables author one of many exhibits during April.

Read more ...

Microbeads, which are found in a wide range of products from soaps and facial cleansers to toothpastes, have been turning up in large quantities in lakes and rivers. Too small to be captured in wastewater treatment plants, the beads enter waterways, causing harm to fish and wildlife. (Photo: 5 Gyres)

Tiny beads of plastic polluting our watersby Matt Higgs

Microbeads in cosmetic and household products absorb toxins, harm aquatic life, and enter the food chain.

Read more ...

Danny Bronson, in full costume and makeup as Rum Tum Tugger, performed the song "Mr. Mistoffelees" from Cats for the lunch-time crowd at Lansdowne Place on Saturday, April 4th. The Peterborough Theatre Guild production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical runs for nine performances May 1 to 9 at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Cats flash mob at Lansdowne Placeby kawarthaNOW

Video and photos of Saturday's surprise appearance by cast and crew of Peterborough Theatre Guild production.

Read more ...

The organizing committee for the inaugural Peter Robinson Festival held a media conference at Peterborough's Holiday Inn to announce details about the event, which takes place on July 31 and August 1 this summer. Pictured is Peterborough's founder Peter Robinson (portrayed by Tim Rowat) with the festival's communications director Jacob Speck and festival chair Tim Burke. (Photo: Jeannine Taylor / kawarthaNOW)

Organizers announce details about inaugural Peter Robinson Festivalby Jeannine Taylor

Summer heritage and performing arts festival takes place on Civic Holiday long weekend.

Read more ...

Jeannine Taylor, one of "The Friends of Al Black" who organized the event, embraces him at the end of the seven-hour concert. Proceeds from the event will go into a trust fund for Al's granddaughter Lydia, to support family costs while Lydia receives treatment in Toronto for a blood disease rarely found in children. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough shows its love for Lydiaby Bruce Head

Sunday's benefit concert for ill grandaughter of local musician Al Black was a resounding success.

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
The City of Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit Pilot Project will end on June 27, 2015. City councillors voted to terminate the rural transit service, which was temporarily funded through a provincial grant program, rather than raise municipal taxes to keep the service operating.

No more rural transit in the City of Kawartha Lakesby kawarthaNOW

Service between Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, and Bobcaygeon to end in June 2015.

The architect's design concept for the new County of Peterborough gateway sign to be installed on Highway 115 by this fall

New highway sign for the County of Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Granite sign with ducks in flight expected to be installed by the fall.

Real estate developer Navigator is envisioning a new sports complex called Kawartha Centre in the west end of Peterborough

Private developer proposes $90-million sports complex in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Kawartha Centre would be located at Clonsilla Ave and Lansdowne Street West

Many people are choosing to install rain barrels as an effective way to gather and store a large quantity of water on rainy days for use when conditions are dry (photo: GoErie.com)

Save water and money with rain barrelsby Matt Higgs

Collect rainwater and use it on sunny days to water your lawn and garden

Pat Trudeau speculates about how recent incidents of U.S. police officers killing unarmed black men affect our view, in the age of 24-hour news and social media, of the actions of local police

The Thin Blue Lineby Pat Trudeau

How U.S. police shootings of unarmed black men affect our view of local police actions.

The annual YWCA Freedom Walk takes place on Saturday, May 2nd at Nicholls Oval in Peterborough. Funds raised through the walk will support the YWCA's programs and services to help women and children in the community who are fleeing violence.

Walk to help free women and children from violenceby Jeannine Taylor

The annual YWCA Freedom Walk takes place May 2 at Nicholls Oval in Peterborough.

Dan Taylor (photo: Peterborough Economic Development)

Dan Taylor no longer with Peterborough Economic Developmentby kawarthaNOW

After four years as President and CEO, Taylor leaves to run his own business.

Leaf Worsley with her sons Odin and Mars. While undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2013, Leaf found out that her then six-year-old son Mars had leukemia. She's grateful for the expert, compassionate care that both she and Mars received at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Jeremy Kelly)

Mother and son are fighting cancer togetherby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help cancer patients receive expert, compassionate care close to home.

Organisms, such as bacteria and worms, work together to break down kitchen scraps and yard waste, turning it into rich garden soil your plants will thrive on (photo: Wikipedia)

Spring into compostingby Matt Higgs

Tips for making your own black gold.

Microbeads, which are found in a wide range of products from soaps and facial cleansers to toothpastes, have been turning up in large quantities in lakes and rivers. Too small to be captured in wastewater treatment plants, the beads enter waterways, causing harm to fish and wildlife. (Photo: 5 Gyres)

Tiny beads of plastic polluting our watersby Matt Higgs

Microbeads in cosmetic and household products absorb toxins, harm aquatic life, and enter the food chain.

Cineplex's sensory-friendly screenings program provides a less-stimulating movie-going environment for people and families living with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions

Sensory friendly screenings come to Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Cineplex expands program to make movies more accessible for families living with autism.

Songbirds like the tree swallow are in serious decline across North America. With billions falling victim to cats, windows, light pollution, and other human obstacles, we need to do whatever we can to save the birds while we still can.

Quiet times ahead as songbird numbers dropby Matt Higgs

Human activity is largely to blame for the decline in songbirds.

The burn ban during April will help to prevent grass fires due to dry vegetation

City of Kawartha Lakes implements burn ban for Aprilby kawarthaNOW

Ban intended to prevent grass fires due to dry vegetation at beginning of spring.

Jeannine Taylor, one of "The Friends of Al Black" who organized the event, embraces him at the end of the seven-hour concert. Proceeds from the event will go into a trust fund for Al's granddaughter Lydia, to support family costs while Lydia receives treatment in Toronto for a blood disease rarely found in children. (Photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Peterborough shows its love for Lydiaby Bruce Head

Sunday's benefit concert for ill grandaughter of local musician Al Black was a resounding success.

Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Warren Ball, Director of PRHC's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, shows a life-saving stent used in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Thanks to donations to the PRHC Foundation, the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory is purchasing new technology that will improve diagnostic procedures and provide safer and more effective patient care close to home.

Community donations dramatically change cardiac care in the Kawarthasby Jeannine Taylor

Donations allow PRHC's Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, already saving lives, to purchase new state-of-the-art equipment.

The new sign for the Brickworks Grill & Bar at the corner of Water and Simcoe in downtown Peterborough (photo: Brian Henry)

Brickhouse Grill & Bar now openby kawarthaNOW

The Works in downtown Peterboroughs reopen with new name and menu.

What's On Now - Events in The Kawarthas
Pubs & Clubs
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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).
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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
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Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
Earth Month Events
April is Earth Month, with Earth Day on Wednesday, April 22. During Earth Month, many Kawartha communities organize volunteer activities to clean up the local environment.
SPARK Photo Festival
The Annual Spark Photo Festival is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Occurs in April throughout Peterborough and area.
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.
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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