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The Stax/Volt Revue will celebrate the music of the Memphis record label that launched the careers of legendary soul musicians like Otis Redding (photo: Stax Museum)

Peterborough concert celebrates Memphis soul and R&Bby Bruce Head

Stax/Volt Revue takes the stage at Nexicom Studio at Showplace on April 2nd.

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.

Kate Story and Curtis Driedger star in Bernie Martin's one-act play Myrmidon, running March 26-29 at The Theatre on King as part of Public Energy's Emergency #21 festival of new dance and performance (photo courtesy of Andy Carroll)

Heart of darkness - a review of Myrmidonby Sam Tweedle

Powerful one-act play runs at Public Energy's Emergency #21 festival from March 26 to 29.

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.

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 poetic one-act play "Myrmidon", performed by Kate Story and Curtis Driedger, is featured at Public Energy's Emergency #21 festival running March 26-29 in Peterborough.  Kate and Curtis Driedger already participated in a brave adventure getting this photo taken on the Otonabee River in February. (Photo: Wayne Eardley)

A mystical river journey and aerial dance debut at Emergency #21by Michael Fazackerley

Public Energy's annual festival of new dance and performance by Peterborough-area artists runs March 26 to 29.

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.

A concept drawing from 2014 of the Canadian Canoe Museum at its new location at the Peterborough Lift Lock. The museum has now launched a competition for architects to develop actual design concepts for the new museum. (Drawing: Neil Broadfoot)

Canadian Canoe Museum launches international design competitionby Bruce Head

Museum has ambitious plans for new location at Peterborough Lift Lock.

Brian Nichols' silk-screened faces are on display at Peterborough's Gallery in the Attic during the month of March

Art in the Street - March 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Brian Nichols, Joe Stable, Janet Howse, Jeff Macklin, and Jen Aitken,

More Blueberries! is a children's book written by Canadian literary icon Susan Musgrave and illustrated by Millbrook's Esperança Melo

More Blueberries!by Susan Musgrave and Esperança Melo

An excerpt from the forthcoming children's book by Susan Musgrave with illustrations by Millbrook artist Esperança Melo.

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.

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.

Feature Stories
Founded in 1982, the Canadian company Future Shop was purchased by Best Buy in 2001

66 Future Shop stores to close across Canadaby kawarthaNOW

Company is consolidating under the Best Buy brand, 500 full-time jobs to be eliminated

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 ...

Horses like Sunny from The Mane Intent will help "awaken your possibilities" at a women's restreat at Norwood's Thirteen Moons this spring (photo: Jennifer Garland)

Connecting people to possibility using horse powerby Jeanne Pengelly

New women's retreat at Thirteen Moons in Norwood uses horses and drum-making for personal enlightment

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.

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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.

Read more ...

Baited kill-traps allowed by law on Ontario’s public trails

Baited kill-traps allowed by law on Ontario's public trailsby Bruce Head

Over 45000 signatures on petition started by local woman whose dog died in baited trap.

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A concept drawing from 2014 of the Canadian Canoe Museum at its new location at the Peterborough Lift Lock. The museum has now launched a competition for architects to develop actual design concepts for the new museum. (Drawing: Neil Broadfoot)

Canadian Canoe Museum launches international design competitionby Bruce Head

Museum has ambitious plans for new location at Peterborough Lift Lock.

Read more ...

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.

Peterborough SPEAKS - What doesn't break you makes you strongerby Jeannine Taylor

Annual Health Services Foundation fundraiser will support therapy for people with mental health issues.

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Brian Nichols' silk-screened faces are on display at Peterborough's Gallery in the Attic during the month of March

Art in the Street - March 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Brian Nichols, Joe Stable, Janet Howse, Jeff Macklin, and Jen Aitken,

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
Founded in 1982, the Canadian company Future Shop was purchased by Best Buy in 2001

66 Future Shop stores to close across Canadaby kawarthaNOW

Company is consolidating under the Best Buy brand, 500 full-time jobs to be eliminated

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.

Maple syrup events are wrapping up with the last weekend of Buckhorn Maplefest, Maple Syrup Day at Ganaraska Forest Centre, and the Sunderland Maple Syrup Festival

Maple syrup season wrapping up in the Kawarthasby kawarthaNOW

Events happening this weekend in Buckhorn, Port Hope, and Sunderland.

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.

Horses like Sunny from The Mane Intent will help "awaken your possibilities" at a women's restreat at Norwood's Thirteen Moons this spring (photo: Jennifer Garland)

Connecting people to possibility using horse powerby Jeanne Pengelly

New women's retreat at Thirteen Moons in Norwood uses horses and drum-making for personal enlightment

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.

John Boyko

Peterborough SPEAKS - John Boykoby Jeannine Taylor

Author and historian one of six compelling and innovative people speaking at The Market Hall on April 15th

The Province of Ontario has increased the cost to renew your vehicle licence three times since 2012.  Another increase is scheduled for September 2015, bringing the annual cost to $108.

The cost of owning a vehicle in Ontario continues to riseby Bruce Head

Be prepared to spend more when renewing your vehicle licence this year.

We aren't likely to see flowers anytime soon, but spring does officially arrive on Friday, March 20th at 6:45 p.m.

Goodbye and good riddance to Old Man Winterby Bruce Head

Celebrate the first day of spring by watching a total solar eclipse.

Grant Baldwin, producer of the film Just Eat It that focuses on the topic of food waste, kneels over a dumpster of discarded hummus. Food waste in Canada is valued at a staggering $31 billion in 2014, up 15% from 2013.

Taking a bite out of food wasteby Matt Higgs

Canadians throw away $31 billion worth of food every year.

Baited kill-traps allowed by law on Ontario’s public trails

Baited kill-traps allowed by law on Ontario's public trailsby Bruce Head

Over 45000 signatures on petition started by local woman whose dog died in baited trap.

The Peterborough community has come together to organize an epic benefit concert on March 22 for Lydia Black, granddaughter of well-known Peterborough musician Alan Black. This is a recent photo of Lydia (right) with her older sister Aleea in the hospital. Aleea has been tested as a potential donor for Lydia, who needs a bone marrow transplant. (Photo by Jessica Johnson, courtesy of the Black family.)

Love for Lydia receives immense outpouring of community supportby Jeannine Taylor

Friends of Alan Black organize epic benefit concert for musician's granddaughter on March 22 at Showplace in Peterborough.

Taking shorter showers is just one of many easy things around the house you can do to reduce your water consumption

Conserve the flow to save H20by Matt Higgs

Tips for using less water and making smarter choices about the water we do use.

The Citadelle of Quebec is a National Historic Site of Canada and also forms part of the Fortifications of Québec National Historic Site of Canada, one of the locations to be visited by the grand prize winners of My Parks Pass' "Canada's Coolest Trip" (photo: Wikipedia)

Help Immaculate Conception's grade 8 class win a trip to Quebecby Bruce Head

Students enter national contest with video about the Peterborough Lift Lock.

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
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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.
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Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
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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