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Newfoundland roots-rockers Sherman Downey and the Ambiguous Case play the Red Dog on September 3 (publicity photo)

musicNOW - September 2014by Josh Fewings

Featuring Sherman Downey & the Ambiguous Case, Pearly Jenkins, Brock Zeman, The Echo Hunters, BA Johnston, Monomyth, and more.

For its 10th anniversary season in 2014, Artsweek Peterborough has a bright and bold new peacock logo (graphic: Joe Andrus)

Artsweek 2014 looks ahead to a bright future for the arts in Peterboroughby Michael Fazackerley

10th annual celebration of arts and culture takes place from September 5 to 13.

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For opened in theatres on August 22, 2014

Monochromatic Monotony - A review of Sin City: A Dame To Kill Forby Elliott Burton

Inventive visuals and strong performances by female leads offset the gratuitous violence.

The Globus Theatre production of Norm Foster's The Long Weekend stars Sarah Quick as Abby Nash, Anna Black as Wynn Trueman, James Barrett as Roger Nash, and Kevin Sepaul as Max Trueman (photo: Sam Tweedle)

Passive aggression - A review of The Long Weekendby Sam Tweedle

Globus Theatre comedy runs until August 30 at Lakeview Arts Barn in Bobcaygeon.

Sean Towgood as Johnny Singer, Jajube Mandiela as Lydia Grant, and Griffin Clark as Billy Fiddler in Wounded Soldiers, playing now until August 30th at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook

War is Hell - A review of Wounded Soldiersby Sam Tweedle

4th Line Theatre production runs until August 30th in Millbrook.

The meditative aspect of this painting is captivating, as it seems to hint at nature originating from thought (photo: Brianna Gosselin)

Art in the Street - August 2014by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Brianna Gosselin, Al Black and Steven Leak, Lori Brand, and Carol Lawless.

Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Rocket Raccoon (voiced by Bradley Cooper), Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel), and Drax (Dave Bautista) in Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

Comic Brutality - A review of Guardians of the Galaxyby Elliott Burton

At times exhilarating but kid-unfriendly space opera mixes comedy and violence.

Robert Winslow at Winslow Farm, home of nationally renowned 4th Line Theatre (photo: Sam Tweedle)

kawarthaICON - Robert Winslowby Sam Tweedle

Millbrook playwright and founder of 4th Line Theatre continues to explore the edges of Canadian history.

Jonathan Bennett (photo: Rebekah Littlejohn Photography)

The Colonial Hotelby Jonathan Bennett

An excerpt from the latest novel by award-winning Keene author Jonathan Bennett.

Gordon Gibb (photo: Jessica Melnik)

Google This ...by Gordon Gibb

An excerpt from "Gibberish", the new book by Peterborough broadcaster and author Gordon Gibb.

Saigon Shrimp Cakes

kawarthaCHOW - Saigon Shrimp Cakesby Elaine McCarthy

Chef John MacKinnon takes you on a culinary tour of the world at the PC Cooking School on June 17.

Melissa Payne (photo: Bryan Reid)

kawarthaICON - Melissa Payneby Josh Fewings

Up-and-coming local singer-songwriter releasing her new album

Lucinda Hage with her son Paul Tiller (photo courtesy of Linda Hage)

What Time is the 9:20 Bus?by Lucinda Hage

Local author's book is the first in Canada about the successful transition of a child with a disability to adulthood.

Rick Fines (photo: Ernie Basciano)

kawarthaICON - Rick Finesby Josh Fewings

Rick Fines brings it all home again to Showplace Peterborough on February 22

The first show ever produced by Public Energy, back in November 1994 when it was known as Peterborough New Dance, was Debra Brown's "Apogée" (photo: Cylla von Tiedeman)

Public Energy: The Power of Performanceby Elizabeth Fennell

20 memories from 20 years of presenting new dance and performance in Peterborough.

Feature Stories
For its 10th anniversary season in 2014, Artsweek Peterborough has a bright and bold new peacock logo (graphic: Joe Andrus)

Artsweek 2014 looks ahead to a bright future for the arts in Peterboroughby Michael Fazackerley

10th annual celebration of arts and culture takes place from September 5 to 13.

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"Live Out Loud" was previously known as the AIDS Walk For Life, pictured here from 2012; the walk has been an integral part of the community-based HIV/AIDS response for nearly 30 years (photo courtesy of PARN)

Take to the streets on September 14 to fight HIV/AIDSby Dylan Demarsh

Annual fundraising walk supports efforts of PARN - Your Community AIDS Resource Network.

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Trent University's Symon Campus on the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough

50 years of Trent Universityby Jeannine Taylor

Canada's unique university looks to the future as it celebrates its past.

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The Great Flood of Peterborough (July 15, 2004)

Buckets of Rain: 10th Anniversary of Great Flood of Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Tuesday, July 15 marks 10 years since 14 billion litres of rain fell on Peterborough.

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Art School of Peterborough Executive Director Jenni Johnston participating in the Art-A-Thon, one of the school's annual fundraising events

Creating art creates community at the Art School of Peterboroughby Jennifer Pinarski

Executive Director Jenni Johnston nurtures the city's diverse arts community.

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Community News & Profiles
"Live Out Loud" was previously known as the AIDS Walk For Life, pictured here from 2012; the walk has been an integral part of the community-based HIV/AIDS response for nearly 30 years (photo courtesy of PARN)

Take to the streets on September 14 to fight HIV/AIDSby Dylan Demarsh

Annual fundraising walk supports efforts of PARN - Your Community AIDS Resource Network.

By taking measures like adding insulation or sealing around windows, you can lower utility bills substantially. Enbridge's Winterproofing Program offers such improvements for free to eligible customers. (Photo: Peterborough GreenUp)

Gas customers can save money and stay warmer with free program by Matt Higgs

Prepare for winter now by weatherproofing your home.

Wheelie, the Student Car Share mascot, was in Peterborough this time last year to celebrate the launch of the the second Student Car Share vehicle in the city. From left: Peterborough MPP Jeff Leal, Student Car Share CEO Michael Lende, Susan Sauve from the City of Peterborough, and GreenUp's Brianna Salmon. (Photo: Peterborough GreenUP).

Peterborough getting behind the car share wheel by Matt Higgs

Car sharing offers a convenient, affordable, and environmentally friendly transit option.

Chambers of Commerce organize regular networking events for members, like the Peterborough Chamber of Commerce's quarterly pub night. These types of events are perfect opportunities for you to develop strategic alliances with other relevant businesses.  (Photo: Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce).

Use your local Chamber of Commerce to form strategic alliancesby Nic Cunningham

Tips on providing and obtaining business referrals through networking.

Removing paved surfaces and replacing them with green space, as was done at the Brock Mission, can help reduce storm water runoff and keep our lakes and rivers cleaner for future generations (photo: Peterborough GreenUP)

Steps you can take to reduce storm water runoffby Matt Higgs

Protecting the health of our rivers and lakes starts at home.

Trent University's Symon Campus on the banks of the Otonabee River in Peterborough

50 years of Trent Universityby Jeannine Taylor

Canada's unique university looks to the future as it celebrates its past.

Peterborough Distribution Inc.'s Small Business Lighting program helps small businesses decrease their electricity bills and promote a culture of conservation.

Lighting program helping small businesses save money by Matt Higgs

Cut costs and conserve power with up to $1,500 in free energy-efficient lighting.

Bee-friendly flowers like liatris and purple cone flower (echinacea) are just two of many species that can be added to your backyard to help pollinators (photo: ForestWander Nature Photography)

Is your garden killing bees?by Matt Higgs

Study finds over half of home garden plants sold in garden centres contain pesticide harmful to bees.

Love Your Lake program improving water quality and lake health

Love Your Lake program improving water quality and lake healthby Matt Higgs

Shoreline restoration program expands to Kasshabog Lake for the 2014 season

Volunteers lift chunks of asphalt in front of the Brock Mission to expose the soil underneath. The space will be transformed into a garden, which will allow rainwater to soak into the ground, diverting it from nearby storm drains.

From parking lots to paradiseby Matt Higgs

Peterborough one of five Canadian cities converting asphalt to green space in an effort to mitigate flooding.

The Landing 27 Bistro at the Peterborough Airport, an appropriate location for a professional lunch or dinner meeting (photo: Jesse Goodrice, goodricephoto.ca)

Where should we meet?by Nic Cunningham

Whether you choose to have business meeting at a coffee shop, restaurant, or bar should depend on your client.

Concept drawing of the proposed relocation of the Canadian Canoe Museum to Parks Canada property at the Peterborough Lift (drawing: Neil Broadfoot)

Proposed location for Canoe Museum thrills some, shocks othersby Jeanne Pengelly

DBIA reluctantly accepts decision that ignores city's official plan for downtown Peterborough.

A year after Chloë Black found the injured painted turtle "Shelly", the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre invited her to release the rehabilitated turtle — along with her six babies — back into the wild (photo: Al Black)

Back to the wild - Shelly and Chloë's story by Jeannine Taylor

There's hope for injured turtles thanks to the Kawartha Turtle Trauma Centre.

Looking south on George Street in Peterborough's downtown core (photo: Pat Trudeau)

Show us the jobsby Pat Trudeau

Upcoming provincial and municipal elections are your chance to hold politicians to account

The Peterborough Huskies is an inclusive hockey team for people with special needs

Building Community in Unlikely Placesby Jeanne Pengelly

The Peterborough Huskies is more than just a hockey team.

Sex, Drugs, and No Fringes

Sex, Drugs, and No Fringesby Jeanne Pengelly

Executive Director Kim Dolan is reshaping the Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN).

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 1352 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
Artsweek Peterborough
The 10th anniversary of Peterborough's annual celebration of arts and culture runs September 5-13 throughout the city. Artsweek is a celebration that showcases and supports Peterborough's vibrant culture of art and artists.
Community Fairs
Some Kawartha communities hold their agricultural fairs in the summer rather than the fall. But they still feature all the same attractions: midways, tractor pulls, animal shows, demo derbys, home crafts, and much more.
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.
Kawartha Beach Reports
Our all-summer regional guide to beaches that are open and closed in Peterborough, City of Kawartha Lakes, Northumberland, and Haliburton.
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!
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!
Westben: Concerts at the Barn
Westben's magnificent 400-seat timber-frame barn hosts an incredible array of renowned Canadian and international artists every summer.
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.
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.
Autumn Studio Tours
It's the season for country drives and colour tours! Add meeting local artists and you've got one of the many Studio Tours in The Kawarthas & beyond. A feast for the eyes!
Fall Fairs & Festivals
Celebrate harvest time in the Kawarthas by visiting a fall fair or festival.
Berry Farms & Events
Summer is berry season! Whether you prefer to pick your own berries or get them pre-picked at the farm gate or your local farmers' market, you'll find our listing of Kawartha-area farms and events "berry" helpful.
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.
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.
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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Content Feedback
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