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Canadian comedy icon Brent Butt brings his stand-up act to Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13th  (publicity photo)

It's all about stand up for Brent Buttby Sam Tweedle

Corner Gas star talks about comedy in Canada in advance of his January 13th performance at Showplace in Peterborough.

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

Next summer, 4th Line Theatre in Millbrook is premiering a new play about the 1961 Havelock bank robbery.

Award-winning singer-songwriters Andy White and Stephen Fearing are performing at Market Hall in Peterborough on February 13th

Fearing & White will warm up your winter (and your Valentine)by Josh Fewings

Songwriting duo performs at Peterborough's Market Hall on February 13th with special guests Bowskill and Fewings.

Kate Suhr is leaving Peterborough for Toronto to take her career in music and theatre to the next level (photo: Jennifer Moher, www.jennifermoher.com)

Kate Suhr's parting gift to Peterboroughby Sam Tweedle

Actress and singer records duets with local musicians as she prepares to take her career to Toronto.

The 10th annual ReFrame International Film Festival runs from Friday, January 23 to Sunday, January 25, 2015 in Peterborough

Celebrating the documentary at ReFrame Film Festivalby Elliott Burton

Peterborough's international film festival returns for its tenth year in January 2015.

In this painting by Laura Madera, light is at the dazzling limit of overexposure. It's almost overwhelming, but it makes you want to gaze and gaze. (Photo: Evans Contemporary)

Art in the Street - December 2014by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Laura Madera, Joanne Calderone, Barb Hawthorn, Lisa Martini-Dunk, and John Marris.

Juno Award winning The Strumbellas perform at The Venue in Peterborough on December 10th (photo: Heather Pollock)

musicNOW - December 2014by Josh Fewings

Featuring Barra MacNeils, Christmas concerts, The Strumbellas, Al Tuck, Natalie MacMaster, The Rocket Revue, and more.

There's nothing like a traditional gingerbread house to get you in the Christmas spirit

kawarthaCHOW: Build your own gingerbread house this Christmasby Elaine McCarthy

Or join the PC Cooking School for one of their gingerbread house decorating workshops in December.

A 10-piece band featuring a dynamic rhythm section and a powerful horn section, The Rocket Revue performs with special guests Bobby Watson, Bridget Foley, and Jane Archer on Saturday, December 27 at the Market Hall in Peterborough

Real horns and real music with The Rocket Revueby Jeannine Taylor

Peterborough's premier rhythm and blues band returns to the Market Hall on December 27.

Feature Stories
Award-winning singer-songwriters Andy White and Stephen Fearing are performing at Market Hall in Peterborough on February 13th

Fearing & White will warm up your winter (and your Valentine)by Josh Fewings

Songwriting duo performs at Peterborough's Market Hall on February 13th with special guests Bowskill and Fewings.

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Dr. Justin Clouthier is a vascular surgeon at Peterborough Regional Health Centre who specializes in a surgical procedure that reduces risks to vulnerable patients. The equipment used in this procedure was funded in part by donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation.

Fighting the silent killerby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help bring life-saving procedure to hospital.

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The Purple City Chorus (left to right: Chelsey Bennett, Rob Phillips, Kevin Sieana, Matt Crowley, Beau Dixon, Grainne Ryan, Carling Stephen, producer Sam Tweedle, Jeffrey Danger, Bloody Boy Blue, Scarlett Grace, Meg O'Sullivan, Kent Randall, Andrew Curtis, Missy Knott, Kate Suhr)

Peterborough musicians raising funds for affordable housingby Sam Tweedle

Purple City Chorus releases "Do They Know It's Christmas?" single with follow-up concert on December 13.

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Paul and Suzanne Leroux are owners of The Pasta Shop in downtown Peterborough. In 2011, Paul suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with both a coronary arterial blockage and diabetes. He received care at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

First vacation in six years ... and then a heart attackby Jeannine Taylor

Local business owner Paul Leroux is grateful for care he received and encourages people to donate to hospital Foundation.

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Founder and organizer Jay Lough Hayes during the first Santas for Peterborough Seniors campaign in 2012 (photo: kawarthaNOW)

Santas for Peterborough Seniors - now in its third year!by Jeannine Taylor

Hundreds of Peterborough seniors will receive Christmas gifts again this year thanks to community giving.

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Jeanne Pengelly with some of the medication she needs to help manage her recently diagnosed diabetes (photo: Jeanne Pengelly)

Musings of a newly diagnosed diabeticby Jeanne Pengelly

November is Diabetes Awareness month - are you at risk of type 2 diabetes?

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Community News & Profiles
Northern Cardinals, which are often spotted in the Peterborough area, are frequent visitors to bird feeders if the correct seed is provided. They enjoy white millet, cracked corn, safflower and sunflower seeds. (Supplied photo)

Winter bird-feeding tipsby Matt Higgs

Backyard feeders can be a vital lifeline for wild birds during the winter months.

The Purple City Chorus (left to right: Chelsey Bennett, Rob Phillips, Kevin Sieana, Matt Crowley, Beau Dixon, Grainne Ryan, Carling Stephen, producer Sam Tweedle, Jeffrey Danger, Bloody Boy Blue, Scarlett Grace, Meg O'Sullivan, Kent Randall, Andrew Curtis, Missy Knott, Kate Suhr)

Peterborough musicians raising funds for affordable housingby Sam Tweedle

Purple City Chorus releases "Do They Know It's Christmas?" single with follow-up concert on December 13.

When it comes to choosing which Christmas trees have a smaller environmental impact, real trees always come out ahead. They're completely biodegradable, provide shelter and habitat for wildlife and help clean our air.

Go green with a natural Christmas treeby Matt Higgs

Real trees have a smaller environmental impact and are biodegradable.

Dr. Justin Clouthier is a vascular surgeon at Peterborough Regional Health Centre who specializes in a surgical procedure that reduces risks to vulnerable patients. The equipment used in this procedure was funded in part by donations to the Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation.

Fighting the silent killerby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help bring life-saving procedure to hospital.

When it comes to making sidewalks and driveways there are many alternatives to salt, including Potassium Chloride, Magnesium Chloride, and Calcium Chloride.

Eco-friendly ice meltingby Matt Higgs

Alternatives to winter salt can help keep our water clean and reduce damage to plants.

Paul and Suzanne Leroux are owners of The Pasta Shop in downtown Peterborough. In 2011, Paul suffered a heart attack and was diagnosed with both a coronary arterial blockage and diabetes. He received care at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

First vacation in six years ... and then a heart attackby Jeannine Taylor

Local business owner Paul Leroux is grateful for care he received and encourages people to donate to hospital Foundation.

Real Christmas trees are always a better choice over the store-bought plastic fakes. Once Christmas is over, the tree can be left out for collection by the city where it will chipped and turned into mulch. (Photo: Wikipedia.)

Going Green for Christmasby Matt Higgs

LED lights, natural decorations, and real trees are some great options

Jeanne Pengelly with some of the medication she needs to help manage her recently diagnosed diabetes (photo: Jeanne Pengelly)

Musings of a newly diagnosed diabeticby Jeanne Pengelly

November is Diabetes Awareness month - are you at risk of type 2 diabetes?

Just because there's snow on the ground doesn't mean you have to put the bike away. With the right equipment, almost anyone can bike safely in the winter (supplied photo)

Tips for winter cyclingby Matt Higgs

Many people cycle year-round and you can too, as long as you're prepared.

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 1405 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
Christmas Special Events
It's that time of year again! Christmas events is always one of our busiest columns of the year. Check ahead and plan what you take in this holiday season.
New Year's Events
Ring in 2015 by attending a New Year's celebration in the Kawarthas.
Public Skating
Lace 'em up! Public skating schedules for indoor and outdoor rinks across the Kawarthas.
Peterborough Snofest 2015
Peterborough's annual winter carnival offers lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family!
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.
Flu Clinics
It's flu season again! Immunization helps strengthen your body's natural immune response against the flu. You can get a flu shot at a local pharmacy or at one of the regional clinics we have listed in our column.
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.
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
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.
 
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