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Local artists have transformed unwanted chairs into original works of art that will be auctioned off on May 28 in support of the Buckhorn Community Centre

Art you can sit onby kawarthaNOW

Buckhorn Fine Art Festival's "Chair Affair" auction raises funds for the Buckhorn Community Centre.

Catherine Fitch and Andrew Chown star in John Murrell's Taking Shakespeare, directed by Randy Read and running at Peterborough's Market Hall from May 22 to 30 (photo: Esther Vincent, www.evmustang.ca)

The play's the thing - a review of Taking Shakespeareby Sam Tweedle

New Stages production of John Murrell play runs from May 22 to 30 at Peterborough's Market Hall.

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.

Love in the Air: Second World War Letters

Love in the Air: Second World War Lettersby Joanne Culley

An excerpt from the historical memoir by Peterborough author Joanne Culley.

The 29th season of Peterborough Musicfest opens on Saturday, June 27 with a free concert in Del Crary Park featuring Canadian rock icon Randy Bachman

Peterborough Musicfest announces summer concert scheduleby kawarthaNOW

Line-up for free concert series includes Randy Bachman, Chad Brownlee, Hannah Georgas, Rick Fines, and more

In Avengers: Age of Ultron, the team of superheroes battles a malevolent artificial intelligence known as Ultron

Age of Excess - a review of Avengers: Age of Ultronby Elliott Burton

Much-anticipated sequel to the 2012 blockbuster in theatres now.

Trent Radio is seeking biographical and other supporting information about local musicians with recordings in the Local Content Archive project. The archive includes well-known musicians like Rick Fines and Ken Ramsden (pictured here from Trent Radio's March 2000 Live Music Day), as well as more obscure artists. (Photo courtesy of Trent Radio.)

Documenting Peterborough's musical historyby Sam Tweedle

Trent Radio is archiving recordings by local musicians as well as the stories behind the music.

"Still Ice", an exhibition of archived photographs by Peterborough artist and author Wendy Trusler from when she worked as a cook at a Russian research station in Antarctica in 1996, is on display at Evans Contemporary in Peterborough until May 14

Art in the Street - May 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Wendy Trusler, Roula Partheniou, The Chair Affair, Artspace 50/50, Rocky Lawrence Green, Anita Murphy, David McIntosh

Blues rocker Romi Mayes is coming to the Red Dog in Peterborough on Friday, May 22nd in support of her new album. Local favourites The Lohrwoods are opening.

musicNOW - May 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring Taylor Knox, The Weather Station, The Weber Brothers, Ian Tyson, Kim Doolittle, Romi Mayes, and more.

Andrew Forbes (photo: Alice Winchester)

Dorothyby Andrew Forbes

An excerpt from "What You Need", the debut collection of short fiction by Peterborough author Andrew Forbes

Trent Radio has been producing original live radio dramas supported by a grant by Community Radio Fund of Canada. Like this NBC live radio play broadcast from the 1920s, most early radio programs were broadcast live because recording technology was primitive and expensive.

Revisiting the golden age of radioby Sam Tweedle

Trent Radio brings together local talent to produce original radio dramas.

Members of the Peterborough Theatre Guild with their awards from the Eastern Ontario Drama League, which included "Acting Excellence", "Best Visual Presentation", "Best Actress in a Leading Role", and the top prize of "Best Production" (photo courtesy of Peterborough Theatre Guild)

Peterborough Theatre Guild wins top drama award for playby kawarthaNOW

With regional win, "Born Yesterday" moves on to provincial theatre competition in May

A familiar voice in the Peterborough music scene, singer Missy Knott has been writing and recording in Nashville with award-winning country music artist Crystal Shawanda. Pictured is Missy performing at the Red Dog Olde Christmas Pageant in Peterborough last December. (Photo: Linda McIlwain)

Missy Knott spreading her musical wings in Nashvilleby Sam Tweedle

Peterborough singer-songwriter writing and recording songs with award-winning country musician Crystal Shawanda.

Before We Arrive: The Story of The Weber Brothers is a documentary by local filmmakers Rob Viscardis and Jeremy Blair Kelly. The filmmakers, who expect to release the documentary this fall, are launching a crowdfunding campaign for post-production work on the film (still courtesy of Rob Viscardis and Jeremy Kelly)

Immortalizing the epic musical story of The Weber Brothersby Bruce Head

Local filmmakers launch crowdfunding campaign to bring documentary about Peterborough band to fruition.

Motion Sickness cover

Motion Sicknessby Ursula Pflug

An excerpt from the latest novel by Norwood author Ursula Pflug.

Feature Stories
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 selects six architects for design competitionby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough architectural firm among those vying to design new museum at Lift Lock.

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The annual Classics on Kent car show in downtown Lindsay is one of the largest classic car shows in Ontario (photo courtesy City of Kawartha Lakes)

Wheels are back on Classics on Kentby kawarthaNOW

Lindsay Downtown BIA takes over annual car show in downtown Lindsay

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It’s a head-shaving world record!

It's a head-shaving world record!by kawarthaNOW

Pedal For Hope Peterborough achieves Guinness World Record in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

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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.

Read more ...

Diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was an infant, Jake Ward received a battery of radiation and chemo treatments over the next year that wiped out his immune system, leaving him vulnerable to infection. After he started nursery school last fall at the age of two, Jake spent two weeks in the hospital when he was exposed to chicken pox, a potentially fatal disease for children with compromised immune systems.

Nursery school presents special challenge for toddler with neuroblastomaby Kristian Partington

Nexicom James Fund Golf Classic on June 1 will raise funds for Jake and his family to attend fall retreat.

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The 29th season of Peterborough Musicfest opens on Saturday, June 27 with a free concert in Del Crary Park featuring Canadian rock icon Randy Bachman

Peterborough Musicfest announces summer concert scheduleby kawarthaNOW

Line-up for free concert series includes Randy Bachman, Chad Brownlee, Hannah Georgas, Rick Fines, and more

Read more ...

Trent Radio is seeking biographical and other supporting information about local musicians with recordings in the Local Content Archive project. The archive includes well-known musicians like Rick Fines and Ken Ramsden (pictured here from Trent Radio's March 2000 Live Music Day), as well as more obscure artists. (Photo courtesy of Trent Radio.)

Documenting Peterborough's musical historyby Sam Tweedle

Trent Radio is archiving recordings by local musicians as well as the stories behind the music.

Read more ...

Trent Radio has been producing original live radio dramas supported by a grant by Community Radio Fund of Canada. Like this NBC live radio play broadcast from the 1920s, most early radio programs were broadcast live because recording technology was primitive and expensive.

Revisiting the golden age of radioby Sam Tweedle

Trent Radio brings together local talent to produce original radio dramas.

Read more ...

The City of Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit Pilot Project will end on June 27, 2015. City councillors voted to terminate the rural transit service, which was temporarily funded through a provincial grant program, rather than raise municipal taxes to keep the service operating.

No more rural transit in the City of Kawartha Lakesby kawarthaNOW

Service between Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, and Bobcaygeon to end in June 2015.

Read more ...

Leaf Worsley with her sons Odin and Mars. While undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2013, Leaf found out that her then six-year-old son Mars had leukemia. She's grateful for the expert, compassionate care that both she and Mars received at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Jeremy Kelly)

Mother and son are fighting cancer togetherby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help cancer patients receive expert, compassionate care close to home.

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
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 selects six architects for design competitionby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough architectural firm among those vying to design new museum at Lift Lock.

The annual Classics on Kent car show in downtown Lindsay is one of the largest classic car shows in Ontario (photo courtesy City of Kawartha Lakes)

Wheels are back on Classics on Kentby kawarthaNOW

Lindsay Downtown BIA takes over annual car show in downtown Lindsay

It’s a head-shaving world record!

It's a head-shaving world record!by kawarthaNOW

Pedal For Hope Peterborough achieves Guinness World Record in support of the Canadian Cancer Society.

The May long weekend is traditionally the beginning of cottage season for 250,000 families who have cottages across Ontario

10 cottage safety tips for the May long weekendby kawarthaNOW

Prepare for the unexpected so you can enjoy a worry-free cottage season.

There's something for everyone at the annual GreenUP Ecology Park Plant Sale that runs from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. The sale features a wide selection of native plants, trees, shrubs and vegetable seedlings available for purchase, with all funds raised supporting the park. (Photo: tomatoheadquarters.com)

Kick off gardening season at GreenUP Ecology Park's spring plant saleby Matt Higgs

Stock up on vegetable plants, native plants, wildflowers, trees, and more on May 17.

Diagnosed with neuroblastoma when he was an infant, Jake Ward received a battery of radiation and chemo treatments over the next year that wiped out his immune system, leaving him vulnerable to infection. After he started nursery school last fall at the age of two, Jake spent two weeks in the hospital when he was exposed to chicken pox, a potentially fatal disease for children with compromised immune systems.

Nursery school presents special challenge for toddler with neuroblastomaby Kristian Partington

Nexicom James Fund Golf Classic on June 1 will raise funds for Jake and his family to attend fall retreat.

Until this year, Shifting Gears was a month-long commuter challenge for workplaces. The challenge now includes everyone and all transportation trips made during May, including errands, walks to school, social trips, and appointments.

Shifting Gears for a greener futureby Matt Higgs

Peterborough's annual workplace challenge expands to include the broader community.

Changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act took effect on January 1, 2015 that prohibit smoking on outdoor patios, parks, and within 20 metres of children's playgrounds and sports fields

No smoking on outdoor patios this yearby kawarthaNOW

Changes to provincial legislation mean a $305 fine

Last year's opening day of the Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market

Peterborough Downtown Farmers' Market reopens for seasonby kawarthaNOW

Opening day on Wednesday, May 6th features free pancakes

Writing a media release? Guest writer Jane Carthew Davidson provides seven do's and don'ts if you want to get the attention of the media.

Tired of seeing your media releases going nowhere?by Jane Carthew Davidson

Seven tips to get media release traction.

The Peterborough Urban Shorelines Revitalization Project gives shoreline property owners a free assessment and provides recommendations they can take, such as planting native plants, trees, and shrubs to keep our urban waterways healthy

New program to benefit urban water courses in Peterboroughby Matt Higgs

Anyone who owns shoreline property can participate.

Local musician Al Black, who recently organized a clean-up group called the Shining Waters Chain Gang, displays discarded items he found while cleaning up the Little Lake shore line at Millennium Park in downtown Peterborough last Sunday. There are numerous other spring cleanups happening around the region, including at Peterborough's Jackson Park on Saturday, April 25th. (Photo: Steven Leak)

Communities celebrate spring with clean upsby Matt Higgs

Local events include Jackson Creek Clean Up, Super Spring Clean Up, Environment Day, and more.

The City of Kawartha Lakes Rural Transit Pilot Project will end on June 27, 2015. City councillors voted to terminate the rural transit service, which was temporarily funded through a provincial grant program, rather than raise municipal taxes to keep the service operating.

No more rural transit in the City of Kawartha Lakesby kawarthaNOW

Service between Lindsay, Fenelon Falls, and Bobcaygeon to end in June 2015.

The architect's design concept for the new County of Peterborough gateway sign to be installed on Highway 115 by this fall

New highway sign for the County of Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Granite sign with ducks in flight expected to be installed by the fall.

Real estate developer Navigator is envisioning a new sports complex called Kawartha Centre in the west end of Peterborough

Private developer proposes $90-million sports complex in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Kawartha Centre would be located at Clonsilla Ave and Lansdowne Street West

Many people are choosing to install rain barrels as an effective way to gather and store a large quantity of water on rainy days for use when conditions are dry (photo: GoErie.com)

Save water and money with rain barrelsby Matt Higgs

Collect rainwater and use it on sunny days to water your lawn and garden

Pat Trudeau speculates about how recent incidents of U.S. police officers killing unarmed black men affect our view, in the age of 24-hour news and social media, of the actions of local police

The Thin Blue Lineby Pat Trudeau

How U.S. police shootings of unarmed black men affect our view of local police actions.

Leaf Worsley with her sons Odin and Mars. While undergoing treatment for breast cancer in 2013, Leaf found out that her then six-year-old son Mars had leukemia. She's grateful for the expert, compassionate care that both she and Mars received at the Peterborough Regional Health Centre. (Photo: Jeremy Kelly)

Mother and son are fighting cancer togetherby Jeannine Taylor

Donations to the PRHC Foundation help cancer patients receive expert, compassionate care close to home.

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
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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.
Venues Listing
We have 1476 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
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.
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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