kawarthaNOW®.com
Peterborough & the Kawarthas
Welcome to The Kawarthas !
August 3, 2015       What's On in The Kawarthas!
Serving The Kawarthas Since 1996
Arts, Culture, Food, Film, & Music
Robert Winslow stars as Reverend Bobby Angel in Gimme That Prime Time Religion, an extreme satire of the hypocrisy of televangelism. The play opens Monday, August 10 at 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook and runs until Saturday, August 29 (photo: Wayne Eardley, Brookside Studio)

Come and get saved in Millbrook - a preview of Gimme That Prime Time Religionby Sam Tweedle

Robert Winslow's religious satire runs from August 10 to 29 at 4th Line Theatre.

Originally from Peterborough and now based in Newfoundland, The Burning Hell is one of many bands performing at Hootenanny on Hunter Street in downtown Peterborough on Saturday, August 8 (photo: Angus Rowe MacPherson)

musicNOW - August 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring Peter Robinson Festival, Hootenanny on Hunter Street, Havelock Country Jamboree, Kruger Brothers, Peterborough Folk Festival, and more.

Jerome Ackhurst, owner of The Only Cafe in downtown Peterborough, with staff members Lyne Dwyer (left) and Stephanie Wood (right)

Twenty-five years of breaking all of the rules at The Only Cafeby Sam Tweedle

An interview with Jerome Ackhurst, owner of Peterborough's most eclectic drinkery and eatery.

Angel in a Dog Suit, by Kawarthas authors Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark, is the true story of puppy mill survivor Ruby. The heart-warming children's book has been endorsed by both the Ontario SPCA and Humane Society and will be introduced to Ontario elementary schools in September 2015.

Angel in a Dog Suitby Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark

Illustrations from the children's book by Kawarthas authors Mary Giuffre and Paul L. Clark

Written by and starring comedian Amy Schumer, Trainwreck opened in theatres on July 17, 2015

Train in Vain - a review of Trainwreckby Elliott Burton

Amy Schumer reverses gender role stereotypes in entertaining and thoughtful film.

Staff at the Art Gallery of Peterborough earlier this year, preparing for the move to the gallery's temporary location at 420 George Street North in downtown Peterborough. The gallery will be reopening at its upgraded facility at 250 Crescent Street on Saturday, August 8.

Art Gallery of Peterborough moving back to Crescent Streetby kawarthaNOW

Gallery will reopen at its upgraded home on Saturday, August 8.

Stinking Rich by Rob Brunet

Stinking Richby Rob Brunet

An excerpt from the debut novel by Kawarthas author Rob Brunet

Juno award-winning "nuevo flamenco" guitarist and composer Jesse Cook comes to Showplace on Saturday, December 20 (photo: Allen Clark)

Tickets available now for fall shows at Showplace in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Lineup includes musicians like Jesse Cooke, along with comedy, magic, children's shows, and more.

Local musician Melissa Payne performing at Peterborough Musicfest on Saturday, July 4 (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from Melissa Payne's concert at Peterborough Musicfestby kawarthaNOW

Ennismore singer-songwriter performs for hometown crowd at Del Crary Park on Saturday night.

The "30 Under 30" exhibition runs at the John B. Aird gallery in downtown Toronto until July 24

Peterborough artists featured in 30 Under 30 show in Torontoby kawarthaNOW

Julie Douglas and Brianna Gosselin featured in exhibition highlighting 30 outstanding artists under the age of 30.

Terminator Genisys, starring Emilia Clarke and Arnold Schwarzenegger, opened in theatres on July 1, 2015

Fight the future - a review of Terminator Genisysby Elliott Burton

A wasted opportunity, fourth installment of Terminator franchise lands with a wet thud.

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

Feature Stories
This looks like a lot of fun, but it's actually unsafe — and illegal. When towing, you must have a "spotter" and sufficient seats on the watercraft to carry each person being towed. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Have a fun and safe August holiday weekendby kawarthaNOW

Be aware of your liability and obligations while at the cottage.

Read more ...

Jerome Ackhurst, owner of The Only Cafe in downtown Peterborough, with staff members Lyne Dwyer (left) and Stephanie Wood (right)

Twenty-five years of breaking all of the rules at The Only Cafeby Sam Tweedle

An interview with Jerome Ackhurst, owner of Peterborough's most eclectic drinkery and eatery.

Read more ...

Storm water runoff carries pollutants commonly found on streets and other paved surfaces like pet waste, motor oil, cleaners and other chemicals directly into waterways. Using rain barrels, picking up after your pet, and reducing paved surfaces are all ways we can reduce storm water runoff and keep our waterways cleaner. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Six ways you can reduce storm water runoff and keep water cleanby Matt Higgs

A healthy watershed starts in our own backyards

Read more ...

Wild parsnip, which looks similar to Queen Anne's Lace but with yellowish flowers, has toxic sap that reacts with ultraviolet light on skin to cause burns on the skin (photo: Wikipedia)

Don't let this plant turn you into a “vampire”by Jeanne Pengelly

The toxic sap of wild parsnip, found along roadsides in the Kawarthas, reacts with sunlight to cause skin burns

Read more ...

Juno award-winning "nuevo flamenco" guitarist and composer Jesse Cook comes to Showplace on Saturday, December 20 (photo: Allen Clark)

Tickets available now for fall shows at Showplace in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Lineup includes musicians like Jesse Cooke, along with comedy, magic, children's shows, and more.

Read more ...

While climate change may have some benefits to Ontario like an extended growing season, those benefits are well outweighed by risks like stronger storms, flooding rains, and drought — as is seen here in Texas. Ontario's Environment Commissioner warns that province needs to step up its game to meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets. (Photo: Bob Nichols/USDA)

Ontario must work harder to meet climate change targetsby Matt Higgs

Environmental watchdog warns that impacts of climate change will continue to grow.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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
This looks like a lot of fun, but it's actually unsafe — and illegal. When towing, you must have a "spotter" and sufficient seats on the watercraft to carry each person being towed. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Have a fun and safe August holiday weekendby kawarthaNOW

Be aware of your liability and obligations while at the cottage.

Extreme heat conditions can have a severe impact on the health of infants, elderly people, shut-ins, persons with chronic diseases, and people who are morbidly obese

Take precautions to avoid heat-related illnessesby kawarthaNOW

Infants, elderly people, and people taking medications more vulnerable to extreme heat

Storm water runoff carries pollutants commonly found on streets and other paved surfaces like pet waste, motor oil, cleaners and other chemicals directly into waterways. Using rain barrels, picking up after your pet, and reducing paved surfaces are all ways we can reduce storm water runoff and keep our waterways cleaner. (Photo: Wikipedia)

Six ways you can reduce storm water runoff and keep water cleanby Matt Higgs

A healthy watershed starts in our own backyards

Some of the estimated 4,000 people who enjoyed car-free streets in downtown Peterborough during Peterborough Pulse, the city's first open streets event on July 18 (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Photos from Peterborough Pulse on Saturdayby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough's first "open streets" event draws more than 4,000 people into the downtown core.

Wild parsnip, which looks similar to Queen Anne's Lace but with yellowish flowers, has toxic sap that reacts with ultraviolet light on skin to cause burns on the skin (photo: Wikipedia)

Don't let this plant turn you into a “vampire”by Jeanne Pengelly

The toxic sap of wild parsnip, found along roadsides in the Kawarthas, reacts with sunlight to cause skin burns

Brownsea Base's "the 420" racing sailboat that was stolen from the bay beside the Mark Street Wharf at Rogers Cove earlier this week

Scouts' racing sailboat stolen from Rogers Cove in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Other sailboats used by safe-boating program on Little Lake also vandalized.

While climate change may have some benefits to Ontario like an extended growing season, those benefits are well outweighed by risks like stronger storms, flooding rains, and drought — as is seen here in Texas. Ontario's Environment Commissioner warns that province needs to step up its game to meet its 2020 carbon reduction targets. (Photo: Bob Nichols/USDA)

Ontario must work harder to meet climate change targetsby Matt Higgs

Environmental watchdog warns that impacts of climate change will continue to grow.

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.

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

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.

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.

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 1510 venues, businesses and organizations listed on our website. Each listing includes an address, contact information, map, and a link to events at the venue.
Submit Your Event
We accept non profit events and business networking events FREE! Reach over 25000 local residents and visitors monthly.
Content Feedback
We want to hear it! You are our readers. Tell us what you think - the good, the bad and the ugly. Constructive criticism accepted with our thanks.
Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
What's Open & Closed on the Civic Holiday
Holiday hours listings for more than 230 businesses, organizations, and services in more than 30 communities across the Kawarthas.
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.
Outdoor Films
There's nothing like watching a movie outdoors on a warm summer night, whether in a park, on the beach, or even in a barn! Check out our list of outdoor films in the Kawarthas.
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.
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.
Submit Your Event
We accept non profit events and business networking events FREE! Reach over 25000 local residents and visitors monthly.
Content Feedback
We want to hear it! You are our readers. Tell us what you think - the good, the bad and the ugly. Constructive criticism accepted with our thanks.
 
kawarthaNOW on Magic 96.7
Magic 96.7 - Peterborough's Favourite Music

Friday, July 31, 2015



Submit Your Event

We accept non profit events and business networking events FREE! Reach over 25000 local residents and visitors monthly.
Do You Submit a Lot of Events?

Register for a kawarthaNOW® Community Editor account to save time when submitting and managing multiple events within our events database.

Log in to your Community Editor account.

Connect with KN!
Twitter Facebook

Google+

Pinterest

Instagram