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January 28, 2015       What's On in The Kawarthas!
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Foxgang Amadeus, designed and painted by Cobourg artist Katriona Dean, is #1 on Bored Panda's list of most beautiful outdoor pianos in the world (photo: Katriona Dean)

Cobourg's famous street pianosby Bruce Head

First a viral video and now top billing on a design website.

Public Energy is bringing works by renowned international choreographers Vincent Mantsoe and Aharona Israel to the Market Hall in Peterborough in February. The two artists will also be giving free public talks. (Photo: Daniel Aimie/Aharona Israel)

Public Energy brings renowned international choreographers to Peterboroughby Michael Fazackerley

February performances at The Market Hall and public talks with South Africa's Vincent Mantsoe and Israel's Aharona Israel.

It’s time for Peterborough to draw the line

It's time for Peterborough to draw the lineby Jeannine Taylor

Local comedian organizes event on February 6 at The Venue in Peterborough to raise awareness about sexual violence.

Deliver Us Not and Essay: in-utero philosophy vs. gender politics

Deliver Us Not and Essay: in-utero philosophy vs. gender politicsby Sam Tweedle

Two contrasting one-act plays run at the Peterborough Theatre Guild until January 31st.

In "Pest", artist Amy Swartz combines her insect specimens and incorporates various heads and limbs from toys and figurines. The resulting hybrids are at turns curious, whimsical, beautiful, and disturbing to behold. (Photo courtesy of Artspace.)

Art in the Street - January 2015by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring Amy Swartz, Kristie MacDonald, Rebecca Last, Christy Haldane, Shannon Taylor, Peers Christensen, and Eric McKibbon

Bring a taste of the Caribbean to your table with Jamaican beef patties

kawarthaCHOW: Spice up your January with PC Cooking School classesby Elaine McCarthy

Featuring a recipe for Jamaican Beef Patties.

"Daddy" Mack Orr is the lead singer and guitarist of the Memphis-based Daddy Mack Blues Band, which is performing in the Nexicom Studio at Showplace in Peterborough on Thursday, January 29

Daddy Mack Blues Band bringing authentic Memphis blues to Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Mechanic-turned-guitarist began his musical career in middle age

Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea, who recently released his "So Let's Go" solo alburm, performs at the Academy Theatre in Lindsay on Thursday, January 22

musicNOW - January 2015by Josh Fewings

Featuring The Staveley Project, Mudmen, Weber Brothers, Alan Doyle, The Lohrwoods, Daddy Mack Blues Band, & more

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.

Feature Stories
Foxgang Amadeus, designed and painted by Cobourg artist Katriona Dean, is #1 on Bored Panda's list of most beautiful outdoor pianos in the world (photo: Katriona Dean)

Cobourg's famous street pianosby Bruce Head

First a viral video and now top billing on a design website.

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The current location of The Food Forest at 641 George Street in Peterborough (photo courtesy of The Food Forest)

The Food Forest to move into Maggie's Eatery location in downtown Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Popular vegan restaurant to hire additional staff to support the new location.

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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.

Read more ...

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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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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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
Earth's climate is warming largely due to increased carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere, primarily from humans burning fossil fuels which releases millions of years' worth of carbon stored in the ground (photo: NASA)

Climate scientists confirm 2014 was the warmest year on recordby Matt Higgs

Higher average global temperature produces more extreme weather events.

The current location of The Food Forest at 641 George Street in Peterborough (photo courtesy of The Food Forest)

The Food Forest to move into Maggie's Eatery location in downtown Peterboroughby Jeannine Taylor

Popular vegan restaurant to hire additional staff to support the new location.

Nocturnal birds, the Eastern Screech-owl avoids detection by camouflaging itself amongst the bark of deciduous trees (photo: Wikipedia)

Owls and more owlsby Jeannine Taylor

First snowy owls, and now a barred owl ... keep an eye out for the eastern screech-owl.

Increasing numbers of snowy owls have been popping up in southern Ontario in recent weeks. Scientists say that an abundance of prey in the bird's northern breeding areas is the reason behind the bird's southward expansion. (Photo: Spencer Sills)

Snowy owls swoop into the Kawarthasby Matt Higgs

Increase in local sightings reported as the raptors expand their hunting areas further south.

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.

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.

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 1421 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
Peterborough Snofest 2015
Peterborough's annual winter carnival offers lots of fun indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family!
PolarFest 2015
The annual PolarFest winter festival in the Township of Selwyn has activities for the entire family, including skating, ice carving, hot air balloon rides, hockey and, for the very brave, the Polar Plunge!
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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