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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

 

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

RANCH RESORT OCTOBER_

Where can you go to enjoy farm events such as farmhouse feasts and full moon suppers; workshops in cooking, crafting, bread making and floral arranging; trails for hiking and skiing; roasting delicious pastries over a winter fire; and plan your country wedding or host a private event?

The answer is South Pond Farms. They deliver  “Experiences that connect you to agriculture, enjoyment, learning, and inspiration.” 

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 Source: https://www.facebook.com/southpondfarms/photos/a.330021410382100/1972867652764126/?type=3&theater 

Danielle French is the founder and owner. It all started just 10 years ago, as a small food delivery business and has grown into a culinary destination – plus lots more!

The property is over 60 acres of land tucked into Bethany Hills. While there you can enjoy a farm fresh lunch and baked goods – proof of the strong connection between the land and the food that is grown.  Take your purchase to go, sit and enjoy it in the kitchen or by the fire. Reservations are recommended though!

News of a good thing usually spreads by word of mouth or social media – and it certainly did in the case of South Pond Farms. But there is one more way that people are discovering everything the farm has to offer – South Pond Farm was discovered by Netflix. The creator of a new DIY channel, Makeful, was looking for a unique location to build a series around – South Pond Farms was perfect.

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Source https://southpondfarms.ca/about/media/our-show/ 

The series is called “Taste of the Country .” Special event planner Danielle French hosts memorable moments at her idyllic farm, where guests enjoy fresh local ingredients and handcrafted décor.”  

I peaked at the trailers for some of the episodes. If Episode 2 is an example, you will want to watch the whole series. The Trailer opens with Danielle showing first-hand how they will prepare for 80 guests for a Texas Barbecue Supper Club. Check out the trailers of each show at https://southpondfarms.ca/about/media/

And don’t miss any of the upcoming workshops, such as this one for flower arranging. They sell out fast!

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Source: https://www.facebook.com/southpondfarms/photos/a.330021410382100/2101478709903019/?type=3&theater

South Pond Farm is open now for the Fall and Winter from Thursday to Sundays, 11 – 3.

1020 Gray Rd,

Pontypool, ON L0A 1K0

Phone 705-277-1649

Email connect@southpondfarms.ca.

 

 

Bethany’s new firehall has been many years in planning process and is now under construction. It is expected to be completed in 2019. The firehall is being built is on land that was given to the municipality by Woodland Hills Community Inc, the development company behind Bethany Village.

Here is a link to a story on the firehall in MyKawartha.com: Click Here.

 

 

October brings Thanksgiving, fall colours and pumpkins galore at the Buckhorn Berry Farm.

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

The Pumpkin Festival is a family tradition for many. You can enjoy wagon rides out to the pumpkin patch to pick just the right pumpkin to take home and carve. Or wander through corn mazes, play on straw bales, but… be on the lookout for the pumpkin cannon!

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Source: http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Why not bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the whole day at the Pumpkin Festival? There are lots of covered shelters and even one shelter you can reserve for birthday parties.

The Festival is about more than pumpkins! There is daily entertainment, barnyard animals, an obstacle course including a huge sand pile, pumpkin bowling, a bouncy castle, haunted forest, pumpkin patch wagon rides and wait… even the ‘Bonesville Cemetery’!

And Trip Advisor agrees  the Pumpkin Festival is a hit:

“Never a disappointment Always so much for kids to do, it’s a family tradition to go now! Games, corn mazes, haunted house, pumpkin cannon, just pure fun!”

 “My family goes every year to the pumpkin festival. We have a great day enjoying the spooky activities, entertainment, hay ride, and tasty treats. We always pick out the perfect pumpkin for Halloween. So much fun for the family!”

 Mark your calendar for the weekends in October: October 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th and 28th – but note, they are closes on Thanksgiving Monday. Enjoy all the fun between 11 am and 5 pm.

You can find more details at the website http://mcleanberryfarm.com/events/pumpkin-festival/

Buckhorn Berry Farm
3055 Berrie Road
Lakefield, Ontario
K0L 2H0

705-657-8888

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!