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What is the perfect prescription to chase the winter blues away? The ReFrame Film Festival!

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Source: https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/

ReFrame holds the annual event at the end of January in downtown Nogojiwanong (Peterborough). The focus of the films shown is on social justice, human rights and environmental responsibility. The success of the film festival is accomplished through connections and alliances between audiences, film makers and artists, community partners, and neighbours.

The undertaking and commitment to the ReFrame Mission is accomplished

through:

  • a community film festival;
  • educational programs for children and youth;
  • art exhibitions, installations and performances;
  • an international food marketing showcasing the tastes of Peterborough.

The list of Films is too long to include here but you can find the whole list of over 60 films, including detailed descriptions at https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/films/.

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Source: https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/films/ 

Festival passes are available both online (https://reframe.tickit.ca/events/5401-2019-reframe-film-festival) and in local stores including:

GreenUP Store

378 Aylmer St N, Peterborough

Watson & Lou

383 Water Street, Peterborough

Happenstance Books & Yarns

44 Queen St, Lakefield

Pastry Peddler

17 King St E, Millbrook

In-store ticket sales are CASH ONLY.

And you can get delicious food and drinks at ReFrame! In addition to the food and drink vendors you will also have a 15% discount at 9 downtown restaurants.

An event like this cannot take place without dedicated volunteers. Over 200 volunteers contribute their time and energy to make the ReFrame Film Festival a success.

Festival Volunteers help out with things like:

  • Ushering guests to their seats
  • Selling tickets/checking passes
  • Helping with bussing tables, dishwashing and vendor support at the ReFrame Food Market
  • Surveying attendees and collecting data
  • Setting up/tearing down event spaces

If you are interested in participating in ReFrame 2019 as a Festival Volunteer, just use the ReFrame 2019 SignUP to choose your shifts (https://signup.com/client/invitation2/secure/2619758/false#/invitation).

See you at the 2019 ReFrame Film Festival!

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Source: https://reframefilmfestival.ca/festival/films/

 

 

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Snofest is coming to Peterborough again from January 20th to the 26th.

Someone in your family may remember way back to 1976 when the first Snofest was held thanks to ParticipAction. 

ParticipACTION is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage Canadians to sit less and move more. Peterborough took the challenge and has held the annual Snofest ever since.

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 Source: http://www.peterboroughsnofest.ca/

The Calendar of Events covers a lot of activities for families of all ages:

Sunday, January 20 Family Day Kick Off Event
From 9am – 3:45 pm at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre

Monday, January 21 PJ Story Time
From 6-7pm at the Peterborough Public Library

Tuesday, January 22 Word on the Hill: Irish Heritage talk
From 2-4 pm at the Peterborough Museum & Archives

Wednesday, January 23 Fireside Reading & Reviews for Adults
From 2-3 pm at the Peterborough Public Library

Thursday January 24 Adult Art Mingle
From 7-9 pm at the Art Gallery of Peterborough

Friday, January 25 Snofest Extravaganza
From 4-6 pm at the auditorium at PACE@PCVS

Saturday, January 26 Family Skate
From 2-4 pm at the Peterborough Memorial Centre

The schedule above just gives an overview of each day. But be assured, each day is full of fun for everyone including:  

·       Free pancake breakfast, outdoor snow activities, family crafts and games;

·       Free Swims!

·       Pajama Story Time;

·       A guided tour of the Art Gallery of Peterborough’s current exhibitions;

·       Snofest extravaganza that includes a circus act, dance performances and live music;

·       Family Skate with Snofest Pete and Roger from the Peterborough Petes.

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Source: http://www.peterboroughsnofest.ca/

For more information:

Website: http://www.peterboroughsnofest.ca/

Email at info@peterboroughsnofest.ca.  

Call the Recreation Division at 705-742-7777 extension 1873. 

Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/PtboSnofest/  

Twitter at https://www.facebook.com/PtboSnofest/

 

It’s always nice to read a good news story. And reading about Kimberley and Wes Arscott’s new store, “Silver Screen Toys and Collectibles” in Bobcaygeon is such a story.  

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/silverscreentoysandcollectibles/

 Wes Arscott served in the armed forces for 15 years including two as a reservist and 13 in the regular forces. His service included deployments to both Bosnia and Afghanistan.

 His love of collecting toys like G. I. Joe and Transformers started in 2006 while he was actually in Afghanistan. A roommate had received a package from home… including a G. I. Joe Collector’s Guide. He read throughout the night.

 The story does not start out well. Wes came home and suffered Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). He became a prisoner in his own home.

 His knowledge of the art of collecting became obvious as he began to venture out to trade shows and festivals geared to pop culture, especially toys and collectibles from the 1970s and beyond. It was his future wife Kimberley who realized he had an enormous knowledge and passion for toy collecting. Together they put that passion into reality by first establishing a website, then a small store and now the grand finale – the opening of a larger store, “Silver Screen Toys and Collectibles.”

 The store offers:

·       a large selection of collectibles, many that are out of production;

·       a gaming lounge, where people can play electronic, board and arcade games.

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Source: https://silverscreentoysandcollectibles.com/collections/types?q=Action%20Figure

The store is located at 54 Anne St. and is open six days a week (except Mondays) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 Visit the website at www.silverscreentoysandcollectibles.com and their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/silverscreentoysandcollectibles/

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 Source: https://www.facebook.com/silverscreentoysandcollectibles/

 

 

 

We’ve talked about the 4th Line Theatre in the past. They have been presenting first class theatre locally for 28 years. Bringing history to life on the stage, the theatre is set on a farm in Millbrook between Peterborough and Port Hope. Thousands of visitors have experienced unforgettable plays while enjoying picnics, local birds and sunsets.

You have two excellent choices right now. You can see the latest production, “The Other: A Strange Christmas Tale” in December or you can purchase 2019 gift certificates for yourself or as a gift this holiday season.

“A mysterious woman arrives in Millbrook on the night of the Christmas pageant. Who is she and where has she come from? A girl and her grandfather search the streets of Millbrook to find out, with audience members following them closely.” 

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Source: https://secure1.tixhub.com/4thlinetheatre/online/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=166&cboEvent=25

“The Other: A Strange Christmas Tale” will be presented at the St. Thomas Anglican Church. Written by Beverley Cooper and Directed by Kim Blackwell the play will run December 5 at 7:00 PM, December 7, 8 at 7:00 PM and December 12, 13, 14 at 7:00 PM. Tickets can be purchased online at:

https://secure1.tixhub.com/4thlinetheatre/online/index.asp.

Your second option is to purchase tickets for yourself or as a gift – for the 2019 season. “Bloom: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fable” and “Carmel” will be featured.

“Loosely based on the story of The Band, Beau Dixon’s “Bloom: A Rock ’n’ Roll Fable” follows the lives of two small-town best friends from Assumption, Ontario, who share a lifelong love affair with rock ’n’ roll music.  

Carmel is the third in the Barnardo children series of plays (Doctor Barnadro’s Children, 2005 & 2014; Wounded Soldiers, 2014) and will feature characters you already met and fell in love with. This play is filled with music, dancing and farm families trying to get on with the job of living their lives.”  

Source: https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/2019-season-announcement  

For more information call the box office at (705) 932-4445 or email to boxoffice@4thlinetheatre.on.ca.

DETAILS 

Bloom: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Fable, World Premiere

By Beau Dixon, Directed by Kim Blackwell

July 2 – July 27, 2019

Previews: July 2, 3

Opening Night: Thursday, July 4

Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm

Additional performance Monday, July 22, 2019

 

Carmel, World Premiere

By Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow, Directed by Robert Winslow

August 6 – August 31, 2019

Previews: August 6, 7

Opening Night: Thursday, August 8

Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm

Additional performance Monday, August 26, 2019

 

 

 

 

Details Online at: http://theranchresort.ca/events/

 

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Beekeepers in Ontario are facing a serious problem – the number of honey bees are declining drastically – and that is a serious challenge for farmers who grow your fruits and vegetables. But local high school students have partnered with the GreenUp program to help tackle the problem.

Twelve students from The Holy Cross Bee Club at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School in Peterborough were responsible for three hives.

A group of 12 students – led by their teacher Mike Halloran – have been busy:

  • suiting up in protective bee suits
  • conducting hive checks
  • treating the hives for mites
  • learning about the honey bee life cycle.

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2018/09/20/peterborough-high-school-student-beekeepers-achieve-sweet-success/

The students are learning important lessons, considering there has been a high loss of the bee population. In fact, Global News  recently reported, “In Ontario, which has the largest number of beekeepers in Canada, the situation is being described as serious. A survey of almost 900 Ontario beekeepers indicated that 70 per cent suffered unsustainable losses.” 

Programs such as The Holy Cross Bee Club are important to help young people appreciate the importance of the project they undertook. Students were fully involved including going right into the hive in the spring, seeing exactly how the bees interact and studying the actual bee comb.

And the program was a success from a production standpoint. The students, with the help of GreenUp Community Beekeepers harvested 86 jars of honey from three hives in Peterborough. And considering it takes 12 bees their entire lives to make only one teaspoon of honey, harvesting 86 jars is a huge accomplishment!

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Source: https://kawarthanow.com/2018/09/20/peterborough-high-school-student-beekeepers-achieve-sweet-success/

For more information visit on the Beekeeping Program visit GreenUp’s website at https://www.greenup.on.ca/program/greenup-community-bee-keeping-program.

 

 

 

 

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