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At the height of her impressionism, Janette O'Neil paints beautifully using bold blocks of colour in well-integrated fields like these blues, reds, and greens. Her work is on display in the Art & Healing Gallery and Peterborough Regional Health Centre until July 15.

Art in the Street - July 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Janette O'Neil, Henry Melissa Gordon, Sarah Crane, Elizabeth Lees Dell, Gary Blundell, Michael Bainbridge, Christy Haldane, and Anne Cavanagh.

Toronto-based band Hotel California authentically performs the music of The Eagles at Peterborough Musicfest in Del Crary Park on Wednesday, July 1

Living it up at Del Crary Park with Hotel Californiaby Bruce Head

Authentic Eagles tribute band performs at Peterborough Musicfest on July 1.

Soak in some instrumental surf rock this July as guitarists Colin Cripps and Champagne James Robertson bring their new band C & C Surf Factory to the Red Dog in Peterborough on July 29 (photo: Jen Squires)

musicNOW - July 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring Lakefield Jazz Festival, Kennedy Cult, The Good Lovelies, Jane Archer, Chris Thomas King, C & C Surf Factory, and more.

Local blues singer Jane Archer will perform a recreation of Etta James' legendary 1963 Nashville concert (photo: Jackie Wimbush, Jaxfoto)

Recreating the magic of R&B legend Etta Jamesby Bruce Head

Local blues singer Jane Archer performs tribute show at the Pig's Ear in Peterborough on July 11,

Despite heavy rain, Randy Bachman performed at the opening concert of the 29th season of Peterborough Musicfest on Saturday, June 27 (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from the Randy Bachman concert at Peterborough Musicfestby kawarthaNOW

Audience braves downpour to see Canadian rock legend perform at Del Crary Park on Saturday night.

4th Line Theatre presents the world premiere of The Bad Luck Bank Robbers by Alex Poch-Goldin in summer 2015, starring Robert Winslow, Paul Braunstein, Ryan Hollyman, and Tim Walker as the ill-fated bank robbers (photo: Wayne Eardley, www.wayneeardley.com)

Is $230,000 in stolen loot hidden near Bancroft?by Kelsey Powell

"The Bad Luck Bank Robbers", 4th Line Theatre's new play about the 1961 Havelock bank robbery, runs from June 30 to August 1

Powerhouse performer Matt Andersen will kick off the 2015 Peterborough Folk Festival with a concert at the Market Hall on Friday, August 21 (photo: Kevin Kelly)

Peterborough Folk Festival announces 2015 lineupby kawarthaNOW

Three-day August festival features 18 acts, including kick-off concert by Matt Andersen

Sarah McNeilly and Ryan Kerr star as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully in The Theatre on King's stage recreation of The X-Files (photo: Andy Carroll / TTOK)

I want to believe: The X-Files comes to the Peterborough stageby Sam Tweedle

The Theatre on King recreates four episodes of the iconic TV series from June 16 to July 7.

Jurassic World opened in theatres on June 12, 2015

No Expense Spared - a review of Jurassic Worldby Elliott Burton

Predictable but self-aware continuation of original film is satisfying fun.

This mushroom risotto is made with short-grain Aroborio rice, but you can make a healthier version by substituting quinoa

kawarthaCHOW: PC Cooking School offers children's classes in French this summerby Elaine McCarthy

Featuring a recipe for Mushroom Quinoa Risotto

Death in the Peaceable Kingdom: Canadian History since 1867 through Murder, Execution, Assassination and Suicide

Death in the Peaceable Kingdomby Dimitry Anastakis

Excerpts from the latest book by Trent University history professor Dimitry Anastakis.

In the Suspended Meal Program at Peterborough's Speak Easy Cafe, customers can donate $5 for a food item of $1.75 for a beverage that can then be redeemed by a person in need

Paying it forward at Peterborough's Speak Easy Cafeby Bruce Head

Suspended Meal Program allows customers to donate a meal or drink to a person in need

Kellie McKenty won "Outstanding Performance by a Female" at the Theatre Ontario festival for her performance as Billie Dawn in Born Yesterday  (photo: Gabriel Heubsch)

Peterborough Theatre Guild wins four awards at Theatre Ontario Festivalby kawarthaNOW

Annual festival presents the best in community theatre in Ontario.

Mad Max: Fury Road opened in theatres on May 15

The Filth and the Fury - a review of Mad Max: Fury Roadby Elliott Burton

The best action film of the decade has a decidely feminist bent.

Feature Stories
An aerial photograph from January 2015 of the first phase of the Highway 407 East project, looking east from Salem Road in Ajax.  The second phase of the project, extending Highway 407 to Highway 35/115, will begin in the fall of 2015. (Photo courtesy of 407 East Development Group)

Public consultations scheduled on second phase of Highway 407 extensionby kawarthaNOW

Construction on extension to Highway 35/115 to begin in fall with completion by 2020.

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Despite heavy rain, Randy Bachman performed at the opening concert of the 29th season of Peterborough Musicfest on Saturday, June 27 (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from the Randy Bachman concert at Peterborough Musicfestby kawarthaNOW

Audience braves downpour to see Canadian rock legend perform at Del Crary Park on Saturday night.

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Paddling on a lake is a great way to spend time with family, and research shows that exercise in nature has a more positive effect on blood pressure and mood than exercise in a gym (photo: Ontario Parks)

Free admission to Ontario provincial parks on July 17by Bruce Head

Some parks also offering free activities as Ontario government encourages healthy living.

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Young children are among those most susceptible to infections caused bacteria in water, so always check water quality conditions before taking your family to a Kawarthas-area beach.

Health units now testing water quality at public beaches in the Kawarthasby kawarthaNOW

You can view all test results on kawarthaNOW's website.

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One of the 71 dragon boat teams that participated in the 15th anniversary of the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 13 (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festivalby kawarthaNOW

15th anniversary of annual event raises funds for mammography unit at local hospital.

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Founded in 2009, the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough pools charitable gifts of donors to enhance the quality of life in the City and County of Peterborough County

Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough awards $160,000 in grantsby kawarthaNOW

Local community and arts organizations receive 18 grants to enhance community vitality.

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The City of Kawartha Lakes is hosting a series of workshops during June to hear stories about the origins of local communities and to identify the traditions, events and activities that are a part of the City's cultural identity

Putting cultural heritage on the map in Kawartha Lakesby kawarthaNOW

City of Kawartha Lakes hosting community workshops in June to gather stories for digital mapping project.

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Warsaw Paralympian archer Alec Denys was the final torchbearer and carried the flame into Del Crary Park to light the community cauldron

Photos of Peterborough's Pan Am Games Torch Relayby kawarthaNOW

Twenty-two torchbearers carry the flame from the Trent Severn Waterway to Del Crary Park.

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Over 300 men raised $109,204 for YWCA Peterborough Haliburton during the 2015 YWCA Trent Valley Honda "Walk A Mile In Her Shoes" event on May 29 (photo: Linda McIlwain)

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes raises $109,204 for YWCAby kawarthaNOW

Hundreds of men participate in annual fundraising and awareness event for domestic violence

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In the Suspended Meal Program at Peterborough's Speak Easy Cafe, customers can donate $5 for a food item of $1.75 for a beverage that can then be redeemed by a person in need

Paying it forward at Peterborough's Speak Easy Cafeby Bruce Head

Suspended Meal Program allows customers to donate a meal or drink to a person in need

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
Ticks settle on tall grasses and bushes and attach themselves to passing people or animals. When hiking, wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts and tuck your pants into your socks, especially when walking in long grass.

Protect yourself and your family from Lyme diseaseby Bruce Head

Singer Avril Lavigne reveals her struggle with Lyme disease caused by tick bite.

An aerial photograph from January 2015 of the first phase of the Highway 407 East project, looking east from Salem Road in Ajax.  The second phase of the project, extending Highway 407 to Highway 35/115, will begin in the fall of 2015. (Photo courtesy of 407 East Development Group)

Public consultations scheduled on second phase of Highway 407 extensionby kawarthaNOW

Construction on extension to Highway 35/115 to begin in fall with completion by 2020.

The Lindsay family came across this fawn while they were trying to save a gosling with a broken leg (photo by Chris Lindsay)

Family encounters adorable fawn while helping an injured goslingby kawarthaNOW

What to do if you find injured wildlife

Eligible participants in the Home Assistance Program receive free energy-efficient upgrades like programmable thermostats, window air conditioners, or even a refrigerator — all at no charge.

Lower your energy costs and your hydro bill this summerby Matt Higgs

Free energy-saving home retrofits for Peterborough, Lakefield, and Norwood residents.

Artist's concept of the Peterborough County Agricultural Heritage Building to be built at Lang Pioneer Village in Keene

Raising the barn at Lang Pioneer Village in Keeneby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough County announces plans and fundraising campaign for new agricultural heritage building .

The former federal building at 185 King St. in downtown Peterborough has been vacant for over two years (photo courtesy of AON Inc.)

Peterborough County-City Health Unit is moving downtown in the fallby kawarthaNOW

Health unit has purchased the first three floors of 185 King Street

One of the thousands of people who sampled a Kawarthas-area craft beer at the inaugural Kawartha Craft Beer Festival in downtown Peterborough on Saturday  (photo: Linda McIlwain)

Photos from the Kawartha Craft Beer Festivalby kawarthaNOW

Inaugural event took place on June 20th in downtown Peterborough.

A portion of the sales of William English Ale, as well as future beers in the Canadian Canoe Museum Beer Series, will be donated to the Canadian Canoe Museum to support its expansion and continued growth (photo courtesy of Canadian Canoe Museum and Publican House Brewery)

New series of craft beers honours the canoeby kawarthaNOW

Canadian Canoe Museum and Publican House Brewery announce unique promotion and fundraising initiative.

Young children are among those most susceptible to infections caused bacteria in water, so always check water quality conditions before taking your family to a Kawarthas-area beach.

Health units now testing water quality at public beaches in the Kawarthasby kawarthaNOW

You can view all test results on kawarthaNOW's website.

While local businesses such as Pet Valu and Pet Supply Warehouse have been generous in helping the pet food bank, supplies are low and the organization is seeking donations from individuals (photo courtesy of Peterborough Pet Food Bank)

Peterborough Pet Food Bank urgently seeking donationsby kawarthaNOW

Supplies are low and donations slow down over the summer.

With the decline of pollinator species likes bees, adding native plants and wildflowers to your backyard are important steps to helping reverse the pollinator decline (photo: Wikipedia)

Ontario to protect bees and other pollinators starting July 1stby Matt Higgs

You can also help protect pollinators by creating a bee-friendly backyard.

Paddling on a lake is a great way to spend time with family, and research shows that exercise in nature has a more positive effect on blood pressure and mood than exercise in a gym (photo: Ontario Parks)

Free admission to Ontario provincial parks on July 17by Bruce Head

Some parks also offering free activities as Ontario government encourages healthy living.

Candice Ward, with her husband Steve and son Jake (who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma at six months old), speaks at the evening reception during the Nexicom James Fund Golf Classic on June 1st. Guests heard firsthand just how much it means for a family facing this dreaded disease to know they aren't alone.

A ray of hope for families facing neuroblastomaby Kristian Partington

Silent auction items like Rare Grill House dinner help Nexicom James Fund Golf Classic raise $40,000.

One of the 71 dragon boat teams that participated in the 15th anniversary of the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday, June 13 (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from the Peterborough Dragon Boat Festivalby kawarthaNOW

15th anniversary of annual event raises funds for mammography unit at local hospital.

With dry conditions sure to arrive in the weeks ahead, now is the time to think about effective watering techniques for lawns and gardens. Most lawns only require about an inch of water each week. (Photo: Robert Couse-Baker)

Watering tips to produce healthy lawnsby Matt Higgs

Water in the early morning and get a rain barrel.

What's On Now - Events in The Kawarthas
Pubs & Clubs
One of our most popular columns! Find out who's playing where this weekend, from Bobcaygeon to Burleigh to Peterborough.
Publisher's Picks
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
kawarthaNOW.com covers regional ongoing events! Is your event listed? Post it for free!
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
We have 1494 venues, businesses and organizations listed on our website. Each listing includes an address, contact information, map, and a link to events at the venue.
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Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
What's Open & Closed on Canada Day
Holiday hours listings for more than 230 businesses, organizations, and services in more than 30 communities across the Kawarthas.
Canada Day Events
Celebrate Canada's birthday by joining in the festivities being held throughout the Kawarthas - parades, fireworks and more!
Kawartha Beach Reports
Our all-summer regional guide to beaches that are open and closed in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.
Peterborough Musicfest
The 29th season of free summer entertainment in beautiful Del Crary Park in downtown Peterborough takes place from June 27 to August 22.
Summer Outdoor Concerts
There are lots of outdoor summer concerts in the Kawarthas and, better yet, most of them are free! Our column covers regional concert listings!
Lang Pioneer Village
Established in 1967 to celebrate and preserve the rural history of the area, Lang Pioneer Village features over 20 restored and furnished buildings built between 1820 and 1899 and a working Grist Mill built in 1846.
Peter Robinson Festival
This inaugural festival celebrates Peterborough's heritage, art, business, and community awareness. It takes place Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2015, with several fundraisers leading up to the festival.
Summer Camps & Activities for Kids
Keep the kids busy all summer long with our extensive guide to summer camps and activities for children in the Kawarthas.
Lakefield Literary Festival
This annual festival takes place each July on the weekend closest to Margaret Laurence's birthday (who lived and worked in Lakefield) and showcases many current Canadian authors.
Summer Theatre
Summer theatre is a long-standing tradition in The Kawarthas. From small volunteer community-based groups to professional theatre, we've got the listings and something for everyone's tastes this summer season. Enjoy!
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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