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The new group show at Gallery in the Attic in downtown Peterborough features work by Chey Greig, David Brown, Joe Stable, Paul Oldham, and more (photo: Jamie Campbell)

Art on the Street - February 2016by Elizabeth Fennell

Featuring Gallery in the Attic, Art Gallery of Peterborough, Artspace, Evans Contemporary, Christensen Fine Art, and Art Gallery of Northumberland. .

New Stages Theatre Company presents "The Next Stage: A Concert in Aid of Peterborough's Refugee Families" on February 20 at Peterborough's Market Hall

Night of comedy, music and drama to benefit Peterborough's refugee familiesby Sam Tweedle

New Stages Theatre Company presents The Next Stage at Peterborough's Market Hall on February 20.

Public Energy presents the Coleman, Lemieux & Compagnie performance of Elvis and The Man in Black at Showplace in Peterborough on March 12 (photo: John Lauener)

Double-bill dance performance inspired by Johnny Cash and Elvis Presleyby kawarthaNOW

Public Energy presents "Elvis and The Man in Black" at Showplace in Peterborough on March 12

Toronto alt-country band The Sadies performs at the Gordon Best in Peterborough as part of the Peterborough Folk Festival's February Folk Folly on February 27 (photo: Don Pyle)

musicNOW - February 2016by Josh Fewings

Featuring Matthew Hornell, Amanda Rheaume, Tom Wilson, tributes to Blue Rodeo and Willie P. Bennett, Corb Lund, The Sadies, and more

Wendy Trusler and Carol Devine, authors of The Antarctic Book Of Cooking And Cleaning: A Polar Journey, in Antarctica in 1996

Peterborough's Wendy Trusler to appear on CBC Radio's The Next Chapterby Bruce Head

She and co-author Carol Devine will discuss their book "The Antarctic Book of Cooking and Cleaning" with host Shelagh Rogers.

Canadian musical icon Tom Wilson performs as Lee Harvey Osmond at the Gordon Best Theatre in Peterborough on February 12 (photo: Jen Squires)

Tom Wilson brings his beautiful scars to Peterborough on February 12by Bruce Head

Wilson's band Lee Harvey Osmond performs with Mayhemingways at Gordon Best Theatre.

Peterborough singer-songwriter Kayla Howran is looking for crowdfunding to finance her next record

Musician Kayla Howran wants you to help finance her new recordby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough singer-songwriter launches crowdfunding campaign to record an album with producer Colin Cripps.

The City of Peterborough's Public Art Program and the Downtown Business Improvement Area want to bring public art to downtown Peterborough, similar to this mural by Kirsten McCrea under the Hunter Street Bridge funded by the Public Art Program (photo courtesy of Artspace)

Making Peterborough the mural capital of Ontarioby kawarthaNOW

City of Peterborough and DBIA seeking downtown sites where public art can be installed.

Megan Murphy with her father's bicycle at the Cliffs of Moher in County Clare in a scene from Murphy's Law, the documentary of her journey across Ireland

Megan Murphy's self-affirming journey to her past is almost completeby Sam Tweedle

"Murphy's Law", the crowd-funded documentary of her bicycle trip across Ireland, is in final editing

Feature Stories
The ceremonial puck drop at Saturday night's Pink in the Rink game at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, where the Petes faced off against the Ottawa 67's

Pink in the Rink campaign raises record $97,035 for cancer researchby kawarthaNOW

Peterborough Petes and Cancer Society have raised over $460,000 in past seven years.

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The free Heart Healthy Seniors Fair takes place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, February 11 at Activity Haven at 180 Barnardo Avenue in Peterborough

Getting to the heart of matters at Activity Havenby Paul Rellinger

Heart Healthy Seniors Fair on February 11 features presentation by leading Canadian cardiac surgeon.

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Jill Cummings, Senior Mammography Technologist at PRHC's Breast Assessment Centre, explains how a mammography machine works to writer Jeanne Pengelly

A mammogram can save your lifeby Jeanne Pengelly

Donations to PRHC Foundation help fund equipment at the hospital's Breast Assessment Centre.

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The winning design for the new Canadian Canoe Museum from heneghan peng architects of Dublin, Ireland, and Kearns Mancini Architects of Toronto (photo courtesy of Canadian Canoe Museum)

Canadian Canoe Museum unveils winning design for new museumby Bruce Head

"Visionary design" for new $45-million facility to be located at Peterborough Lift Lock.

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The 6th Annual Peterborough Speaks takes place on Wednesday, April 27 at the Market Hall in Peterborough

Save the date: Peterborough Speaks fundraiser returns on April 27by kawarthaNOW

Sixth annual event supports Your Family Health Team Foundation's mission to bridge the gap in community health care.

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A large crowd greeted Prime Minister Justin Trudeau when he arrived at the Masjid Al-Salaam mosque in Peterborough (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

Trudeau praises Peterborough for supporting the Muslim communityby kawarthaNOW

Prime Minister meets with local Muslim association and attends open house at mosque firebombed last year.

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Now living in Peterborough thanks to the efforts of a local sponsor group, Amal Alkhalaf and her three children are on the cover of the January 25th issue of Maclean's (cover courtesy of Maclean's magazine)

Maclean's profiles Peterborough sponsors of Syrian refugee familyby kawarthaNOW

Journalist Michael Friscolanti travelled to Lebanon to find single mother and her three children.

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Peterborough real estate broker and Rotary Club member Carl Oake has been swimming for charity since 1987 (photo: Peterborough Rotary Club / Facebook)

30 years of swimming for charityby kawarthaNOW

Four celebrity swimmers will join the 30th anniversary Carl Oake Swimathon on February 12.

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St. Thomas Aquinas makes Google Chromebooks available for all students, including those whose parents cannot afford one

Five innovative ways St. Thomas Aquinas is preparing students for the futureby Jeanne Pengelly

High school in Lindsay embraces digital learning and gives students a career edge.

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Krista and Donald with their daughter Clara Campbell Fraser.  Shortly after she was born last December 12, Clara spent five days in Peterborough Regional Health Centre's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. (Photo: Kay Jolly Photography)

Making great care possible close to home for babies like Claraby Jeanne Pengelly

Community donations fund equipment at Peterborough Regional Health Centre's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

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Community News & Profiles
Rhonda Keenan (right) with members of the Economic Development Office in the City of Oshawa, where she was most recently acting director (photo: City of Oshawa)

Peterborough Economic Development announces new President & CEOby kawarthaNOW

Rhonda Keenan, formerly employed by the City of Oshawa, begins new job on February 29.

If you're used to dressing up warmly to shovel your driveway, you likely already have all the clothing you need to get out on your bike for Winter Bike to Work Day on February 12th. GreenUP's Brianna Salmon stays warm and dry while winter biking with good mitts, windproof pants, and water-proof boots. (Photo: Karen Halley, GreenUP)

Dig out your bicycle for Winter Bike to Work Dayby GreenUP

Get prepared for the weather and ride your bike to work on Friday, February 12.

After more than five years in business, Jake's Bar and Eatery in downtown Lindsay, pictured here in 2014, is closing (photo: Google Maps)

Jake's Bar and Eatery in Lindsay is closingby kawarthaNOW

Popular sports pub in downtown Lindsay opened in 2010.

Winter Walk to School Day is next Wednesday, February 3rd. Elementary school students are encouraged to embrace the season by walking, biking, bussing or giving park and stride a try to increase exercise and reduce emissions around the school.

Bundle up and take to the sidewalks on Winter Walk to School Dayby GreenUP

On February 3, children across Canada are encouraged to walk to school.

In September 2016, the City of Kawartha Lakes will no longer accept opaque garbage bags and will also be launching a curbside household battery collection pilot program

Changes coming in 2016 for waste management in Kawartha Lakesby kawarthaNOW

Municipality to require clear garbage bags and will collect household batteries at the curb.

In this shot looking north over Little Lake in Peterborough, you can see the pedestrian rail bridge at the bottom and the Hunter Street bridge at the top (photo: Aden Smith)

Peterborough's winter beauty ... from the airby kawarthaNOW

Aden Smith's aerial photographs of Peterborough.

The Peterborough County-City Health Unit has surpassed its fundraising goal for Myrtle's Kitchen, a public health kitchen to be built on the second floor of the health unit's new location in downtown Peterborough (photo: Carolyn Doris / Twitter)

New community kitchen in downtown Peterborough to open in the springby kawarthaNOW

Health unit exceeds campaign goal for Myrtle's Kitchen, AON to raise more funds with cooking competition.

MP for Peterborough-Kawartha Maryam Monsef (photo: Linda McIlwain / kawarthaNOW)

MP Maryam Monsef officially opens constituency office on February 8by kawarthaNOW

In addition to Peterborough office, rotating rural constituency offices will also open starting in February.

Johnny Earle, who founded his hugely successful clothing company Johnny Cupcakes at the age of 19, began by selling T-shirts out of the trunk of his car

Founder of world's first T-shirt bakery to speak in Peterboroughby Bruce Head

FastStart Peterborough brings young entrepreneur Johnny Earle to the Market Hall on February 23.

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.
Activity Haven Seniors Centre
Peterborough's Activity Haven Seniors Centre offers a wide range of activities and programs for people over 50 years of age. Here's our list of upcoming events.
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 1593 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
Valentine's Day
If you want to show your love for that special someone, or if you're just looking for some fun things to do with a special friend, here's our list of events in the Kawarthas that are happening on or around Valentine's Day.
Family Day Weekend
Family Day is on Monday, February 15th! Beat the February blahs on Ontario's newest long weekend, first celebrated in 2008. Here's a list of local events and activities for families and individuals alike.
March Break Activities
From week-long camps to half-day and full-day activities, there's lots to do in the Kawarthas to keep your kids entertained this March Break.
Public Skating
Lace 'em up! Public skating schedules for indoor and outdoor rinks across the Kawarthas.
Public Energy 2015-16
The 22nd season of Public Energy, Peterborough's window on the world of contemporary dance, theatre, and performance.
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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