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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.

The Peterborough Theatre Guild production of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats runs at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough from May 1st to May 9th for seven performances only (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Purr-fect - a review of Catsby Sam Tweedle

Peterborough Theatre Guild's spectacular production runs at Showplace in Peterborough for seven performances only.

"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.

Cats actor Elizabeth Moody, who plays Victoria, has her makeup applied by Peterborough Theatre Guild makeup artist Shelley Moody — who also happens to be her mother. The much-anticipated production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opens on Friday, May 2 at Showplace in Peterborough.

Behind the scenes at Catsby Sam Tweedle

Production crew's work on sets, costumes, wigs, and makeup help create the spectacle

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
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 ...

The Peterborough Theatre Guild production of the famous Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats runs at Showplace Performance Centre in Peterborough from May 1st to May 9th for seven performances only (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Purr-fect - a review of Catsby Sam Tweedle

Peterborough Theatre Guild's spectacular production runs at Showplace in Peterborough for seven performances only.

Read more ...

Cats actor Elizabeth Moody, who plays Victoria, has her makeup applied by Peterborough Theatre Guild makeup artist Shelley Moody — who also happens to be her mother. The much-anticipated production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opens on Friday, May 2 at Showplace in Peterborough.

Behind the scenes at Catsby Sam Tweedle

Production crew's work on sets, costumes, wigs, and makeup help create the spectacle

Read more ...

"For the Love of Mom: Chocolate Tea", a fundraiser for Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, takes place on Saturday, May 9th at McDonnel Street Activity Centre in Peterborough

Celebrate your love for Mom and help support women in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre hosts a chocolate tea fundraiser on May 9

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.

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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 ...

Microbeads, which are found in a wide range of products from soaps and facial cleansers to toothpastes, have been turning up in large quantities in lakes and rivers. Too small to be captured in wastewater treatment plants, the beads enter waterways, causing harm to fish and wildlife. (Photo: 5 Gyres)

Tiny beads of plastic polluting our watersby Matt Higgs

Microbeads in cosmetic and household products absorb toxins, harm aquatic life, and enter the food chain.

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
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.

"For the Love of Mom: Chocolate Tea", a fundraiser for Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre, takes place on Saturday, May 9th at McDonnel Street Activity Centre in Peterborough

Celebrate your love for Mom and help support women in Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Kawartha Sexual Assault Centre hosts a chocolate tea fundraiser on May 9

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.

Organisms, such as bacteria and worms, work together to break down kitchen scraps and yard waste, turning it into rich garden soil your plants will thrive on (photo: Wikipedia)

Spring into compostingby Matt Higgs

Tips for making your own black gold.

Microbeads, which are found in a wide range of products from soaps and facial cleansers to toothpastes, have been turning up in large quantities in lakes and rivers. Too small to be captured in wastewater treatment plants, the beads enter waterways, causing harm to fish and wildlife. (Photo: 5 Gyres)

Tiny beads of plastic polluting our watersby Matt Higgs

Microbeads in cosmetic and household products absorb toxins, harm aquatic life, and enter the food chain.

Cineplex's sensory-friendly screenings program provides a less-stimulating movie-going environment for people and families living with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions

Sensory friendly screenings come to Peterboroughby kawarthaNOW

Cineplex expands program to make movies more accessible for families living with autism.

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
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Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
Mother's Day Events
Created in the U.S. in 1907, Mother's Day is now celebrated globally as the day when we honour mothers and motherhood. Here's our list of events in the Kawarthas for Mom. And ... don't forget to call yours!
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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