Welcome to The Kawarthas !
April 16, 2014       What's On in The Kawarthas!
Serving The Kawarthas Since 1996
Arts, Culture, Food, Film, & Music
Win a Seinfeld Night on the Town worth over $500

Win a Seinfeld Night on the Town worth over $500by Jeannine Taylor

Dinner for two at Parkhill on Hunter, a pair of tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld, and an overnight stay at Peterborough Inn and Suites.

A Stand-Up Guy

A Stand-Up Guyby Bruce Head

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld performs at the Peterborough Memorial Centre on April 26.

Concierge M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes) and his protege bellboy Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori). Expect to see bellboy costumes aplenty at any hip dress-up party you're attending in the next two years.

The Danger of the Referenceby Elliott Burton

A review of Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel".

A Taste for Life: Hope Made Delicious

A Taste for Life: Hope Made Deliciousby Jeannine Taylor

Dine out on April 23 and support people affected by HIV/AIDS.

Corb Lund (photo: Scott McClellan)

musicNOW - April 2014by Josh Fewings

Featuring Corb Lund, The Strumbellas, MonkeyJunk, Coco Love Alcorn, Petunia, The Rocket Revue, and more.

Noah opened in theatres on March 28th

Biblical Mirageby Elliott Burton

A review of the film "Noah"

"Spirit of the Piano" by Julie Douglas. The framing and the soft focus of the background heighten the effect of this image. (Photo: Julie Douglas)

Art in the Street - April 2014by Michael Fazackerley

Featuring the Peterborough Darkroom Project at SPARK, John Marris, student photography, and Loretta Kaltenhauser.

Bill Templeman

Leadership Basics for Frontline Managersby Bill Templeman

An excerpt from local writer Bill Templeman's book on how to become a better leader.

Lucinda Hage with her son Paul Tiller (photo courtesy of Linda Hage)

What Time is the 9:20 Bus?by Lucinda Hage

Local author's book is the first in Canada about the successful transition of a child with a disability to adulthood.

Rick Fines (photo: Ernie Basciano)

kawarthaICON - Rick Finesby Josh Fewings

Rick Fines brings it all home again to Showplace Peterborough on February 22

Roasted Root Vegetable Soup with Goat Cheese and Walnut Pesto (photo: Loblaw)

kawarthaCHOW - Roasted Vegetable Soup by Elaine McCarthy

Stay warm and healthy with this easy-to-make vegetable soup.

Ian Rogers (photo: Kathryn Verhulst Rogers)

The House on Ashley Avenueby Ian Rogers

An excerpt from the debut collection of dark fiction by award-winning Peterborough author Ian Rogers.

The first show ever produced by Public Energy, back in November 1994 when it was known as Peterborough New Dance, was Debra Brown's "Apogée" (photo: Cylla von Tiedeman)

Public Energy: The Power of Performanceby Elizabeth Fennell

20 memories from 20 years of presenting new dance and performance in Peterborough.

kawarthaICON – Bobby Watson

kawarthaICON - Bobby Watsonby Josh Fewings

East City boy Bobby Watson is a man with many stories, many friends, and a big (healthy!) heart.

The Gusto Burger at Brio Gusto. Chef Andrew Orde is renowned for his creativity and food combinations (photo: Julie Gagne Photography)

kawarthaTAPAS – Brio Gustoby Tammy Simon

"Where fire meets taste".

Local Success Stories
This rare 1902 photo of a camp at Stoney Lake is one of 70 images to be featured at SPARK's Showcase Exhibit (photo: Fairbairn-MacKenzie Photographic Collection)

SPARK breaks new groundby Jeanne Pengelly

Textured photo festival envisioning large-format future.

Read more ...

Janet Howse's social enterprise The Work of Art creates adaptable art products for those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. Her goal is to make it easy for caregivers and professionals to provide high quality, accessible, and age-appropriate art activities.

The Work of Art – Janet Howse by Michael Fazackerley

Award-winning entrepreneur uses art to improve the lives of people with dementia.

Read more ...

A skier catches some air at Sir Sam's Ski & Bike in Haliburton

Sir Sam's secret to successby Jennifer Pinarski

Haliburton recreation resort welcomes daytrippers with family-friendly service and affordable amenities.

Read more ...

Parkhill on Hunter has a new fresh vibe in both decor and atmosphere (photo: Julie Gagne Photography)

Parkhill on Hunter - Fresh Gourmet with a New Twistby Tammy Simon

Emma Cox brings grace and finesse to Parkhill on Hunter, along with a fresh gourmet menu, a focus on local and a relaxed atmosphere.

Read more ...

Besseling possesses an energy and warmth that make everyone around her feel welcome (photo by Marlon Hazlewood, Hazlewood Images)

Stony Lake Furniture Co. – Life by Designby Carol Lawless

Interior specialist and owner of Stony Lake Furniture Co., Lisa Besseling wouldn’t want to work or live anywhere else but right here in the Kawarthas.

Read more ...

Art School of Peterborough Executive Director Jenni Johnston participating in the Art-A-Thon, one of the school's annual fundraising events

Creating art creates community at the Art School of Peterboroughby Jennifer Pinarski

Executive Director Jenni Johnston nurtures the city's diverse arts community.

Read more ...

The indomitable family dynamic behind Brant Basics: Jeff Cox, founder Morris Cox, David Cox, and Susan Sharp

Brant Basics - A pillar of downtown Peterborough for 49 years by Elliott Burton

An indomitable family dynamic lies at the heart of the office supply company's success.

Read more ...

Tom Bennett, Sheri Dietrich, Kendra Buckton, Cathy Burningham, and Ben Shaunghnessy at the Stoneguide Realty office at 343 Stewart Street in Peterborough

Stoneguide Realty's solid foundation in the Peterborough communityby Jennifer Pinarski

Helping people means more than buying and selling homes - it means building a community

Read more ...

Joseph Saraceni and Silvia Ferreri, owners of Pensieri Shoes, a unique retail experience

Pensieri Shoes - Authentic Expertiseby Elliott Burton

Integrity plus style wisdom add up to success over 24 years.

Read more ...

Bolton Street is one of the primary shopping destinations in Bobcaygeon, especially popular with out-of-towners

The Best of Bobcaygeon: The Stars Come out to Shineby Jennifer Pinarski

15 years after leaving her hometown, local writer and parent is proud to be back and calling Bobcaygeon home.

Read more ...

Community News & Profiles
Participants from a past Sacred Water Circle Gathering discuss the importance of water and how to convey the message of its sacredness to those who make important decisions that affect the community as a whole (photo: GreenUP)

May Gathering to Celebrate Waterby Matt Higgs

Annual Sacred Water Circle event is environmental in focus and cultural in scope.

The Peterborough Huskies is an inclusive hockey team for people with special needs

Building Community in Unlikely Placesby Jeanne Pengelly

The Peterborough Huskies is more than just a hockey team.

Sex, Drugs, and No Fringes

Sex, Drugs, and No Fringesby Jeanne Pengelly

Executive Director Kim Dolan is reshaping the Peterborough AIDS Resource Network (PARN).

Get ready to spring into composting

Get ready to spring into compostingby Matt Higgs

Tips on getting the most out of your composter.

Children use dip nets to capture and examine water-dwelling creatures found within Meade Creek. Teaching youth about the importance of water is one of the many things we can do to help conserve and protect it for future generations. (Photo: GreenUP)

Reducing your water footprintby Matt Higgs

Simple things you can do to conserve our most valuable resource.

Streams, rivers and wetlands, like this one found along the Trans Canada Trail just outside of Peterborough, are important components to watersheds and provide habitat for countless species of wildlife. Watersheds take centre stage during Canada Water Week, March 17-23 (photo: Aaron Outram)

Celebrate watersheds during Canada Water Weekby Matt Higgs

Tips you can follow at home to help protect our watershed and keep our water clean.

The 4th Annual Peterborough Speakers Series takes place at Market Hall in Peterborough on April 16, 2014

Fire Starters: igniting change with passion by Jeannine Taylor

Peterborough Speakers Series, in support of local health care, takes place at Market Hall in Peterborough on April 16.

Ian Armstrong is the Athletic Director at Lakefield College School (photo: Simon Spivey)

Beating cancer takes a team effortby Carol Lawless

Ian Armstrong credits his doctors' rapid response and diligence after his diagnosis.

When it comes to starting seeds indoors, pretty much anything can be used for a container, like these egg cartons.  Now is time to start deciding what seeds you want to start and where you're going to source them. (photo: University of Maryland Extension)

Starting Seeds Indoorsby Matt Higgs

What you need to know now to prepare for gardening season.

Having a successful garden and harvesting a bounty of fresh produce requires planning long before the shovel hits the ground. Knowing what to plant, how much to plant, and where to plant it are all important steps in the planning process.

Growing a plan for summer gardening success by Matt Higgs

Planning your vegetable garden now will ensure a bountiful harvest in the months ahead.

Late winter and early spring are some of the best times to prune fruit trees. Pruning ensures the trees produce larger fruit and keeps the tree smaller, making harvesting easier. (photo: Kevin Robinson-Avila, New Mexico State University)

Pruning for fruit tree healthby Matt Higgs

Paying attention to your fruit trees before spring pays off during fall harvest.

Rob Steinman and Mike Casey of  Parks Not Parkway, a community-based and volunteer-driven campaign to preserve Peterborough's greenspace

Parks Not Parkways aims to protect Jackson Parkby Carol Lawless

Proposed mega bridge would close the park for two years and move traffic away from downtown.

Globus Theatre is the company-in-residence at the Lakeview Arts Barn, located just outside of the picturesque village of Bobcaygeon

Globus Theatre at Lakeview Arts Barnby Jennifer Pinarski

Professional summer theatre company in Bobcaygeon is celebrating its 10th season.

Preverco Flooring is one of the high-end hardwood flooring brands sold and installed by Town and Country Decorating Centre in Bobcaygeon (manufacturer photo)

Town and Country Decorating Centre by Jennifer Pinarski

Family-run Bobcaygeon business helps cottage owners think beyond the paint swatch when planning renovations.

Kawartha Settlers’ Village in Bobcaygeon is  home to a fascinating collection of historic homes, artifacts and buildings

Kawartha Settlers' Villageby Jennifer Pinarski

The past and the future meet at Bobycaygeon's pioneer village.

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 1286 venues, businesses and organizations listed on our website. Each listing includes an address, contact information, map, and a link to events at the venue.
Submit Your Event
We accept non profit events and business networking events FREE! Reach over 25000 local residents and visitors monthly.
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.
Seasonal Events in The Kawarthas
SPARK Photo Festival
The Annual Spark Photo Festival is a celebration of photography, and the artists, dreamers, innovators, storytellers, professionals and enthusiasts behind the camera lens. Occurs in April throughout Peterborough and area.
Easter Events
The Easter weekend is the perfect time to take the family outside and enjoy the first days of Spring. Here's our list of Easter family activities in 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.
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.
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.
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.
Submit Your Event
We accept non profit events and business networking events FREE! Reach over 25000 local residents and visitors monthly.
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.
kawarthaNOW on 100.5 Kruz FM

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Connect with KN!
Twitter Facebook
Tweet with KN Facebook KN

KN is tweeting your events! Add your event to our line-up, and then you can tweet it too!

Submit Your Event

We accept non profit events and business networking events FREE! Reach over 25000 local residents and visitors monthly.
Do You Submit a Lot of Events?

Register for a kawarthaNOW® Community Editor account to save time when submitting and managing multiple events within our events database.

Log in to your Community Editor account.

Sign up for KN eNews!
  • Maximum one e-mail per month
  • We will never share or sell your e-mail address
  • Subscribers will receive special contest offers and discounts and advance event news