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Every April to October, Ontario’s heritage treasures across the province are open to the public. Free events are showcased to open doors, gates and courtyards of our unique cultural sites – allowing visitors to explore behind the entry ways.

Doors Open Ontario showcases the buildings, natural spaces, infrastructure and cultural landscapes that shape and define our communities. And visitors and residents of the Kawarthas are in for a treat!

In celebration of the Canada’s 150 years, you can take a look at the cultural and religious diversity in the Kawarthas.

Sturgeon Point Church 

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Visit venues that will highlight the rich agricultural traditions stretching back to pre-Confederation times, including many untold stories of cultural and religious diversity.

  • Enjoy a traditional wild rice harvest with the local First Nations peoples.
  • Meet members of the local Mennonite and Amish community and enjoy their hand-crafted goods.
  • Sample mouth-watering aromas in the area’s oldest Chinese restaurant.
  • Rediscover artists; the railway line built by William Mackenzie; religious landmarks; and of course, take time to sample farm fresh produce and baked goods.

Fenelon Falls Museum 

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Doors Open in the Kawarthas includes:

  • Cherry Tree Lodge
  • Christ Church Anglican
  • Derry’s Restaurant
  • Friends (Quaker) Cemetery
  • Kawartha Muslim Religious Association Lindsay Masjid
  • Kinmount Railway Station
  • Martin Farm
  • Maryboro Lodge – The Fenelon Museum
  • Olde Gaol Museum, Lindsay
  • St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church
  • St. Luke The Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
  • Sturgeon Point Union Church
  • Wild Rice Harvesting at Gamiing Nature Centre
  • Zehr’s Farm Fresh Produce and Bakery

 

For more information and details including addresses, hours of operation and links to maps visit http://www.doorsopenontario.on.ca/Events/Kawartha-Lakes.aspx.

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Enjoy two days of touring the Kawarthas and entering the many ‘Open Doors’!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Labour Day brings some relief for busy parents – school starts again! But with that relief comes the age old challenge of packing lunches that your kids will enjoy. What better shopping resource for the next two months than your local farmers market?

Take your pick!

  • peaches, apples, pears…
  • leafy greens, crispy carrots, peppers, tomatoes and celery
  • jams and jellies
  • deli meats
  • amazing baked goods
  • a full array of cheeses
  • naturally raised meats, eggs, and fish…

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Nutritionists offer some helpful ideas on how to encourage kids to enjoy the foods that are good for them. The habits they develop at a young age will remain with them long into adulthood.

  1. Set an example – Kids copy what their older siblings and parents are eating.
  2. Make food fun – Broccoli is not too exciting when you’re really hoping for macaroni and cheese. But if he is a dinosaur who needs to eat three small trees in order to outrun a tyrannosaurus rex, suddenly broccoli becomes fun.
  3. Get them involved in the shopping and cooking – Children are more invested in a meal if they help with its preparation.

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  1. Enforce the “one bite rule” – Research shows that children who have initially rejected a food must be exposed to it at least 8-10 times for the food to be accepted. Many parents have had success by requiring the child to try at least one solid mouthful of a rejected food whenever it is served. Eventually the food will be more familiar to the child and usually they begin to actually like it.
  2. Don’t force them to finish – One bite is different from finishing your plate. Fighting and punishments create a negative meal experience, and the child will learn to associate food with the bad feelings.
  3. Reward good behavior – Creating positive food experiences can decrease picky eating tendencies. Try rewarding with stickers for instance if they try a new food.
  4. Understand their knowledge base – Kids don’t understand what all the fuss is about good health. But they do understand getting bigger and stronger.
  5. Offer colorful food – You can expose them to more colors by adding more vegetables to their plates.
  6. Arrange food in patterns on the plate – Children love when their food is designed into patterns and when foods are separated.
  7. Keep at it!

You will survive back to school lunches and busy dinner hours with some help from the farmers in the area.

And help is close by. The Lindsay Farmer’s Market is one of the longest running markets in Ontario, established in 1859. It runs Saturdays until October 31st from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

In addition to the items listed above, over 35 vendors also offer flowers, shrubs, home baking, wood furniture, crafts, fair trade organic coffee, outdoor wooden furniture, soaps, hand made jewelry, and paintings from local artists. You can start some Christmas shopping!

The Lindsay Farmers’ Market is at Victoria St. between Kent St. & Peel St., Lindsay, ON. Find out more from their website at http://lindsayfarmersmarket.ca/

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If you are a motorcycle enthusiast or a racing fan, you won’t want to miss the Canadian Tire Mosport Park Superbike Double Header this weekend.

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You can see Canada’s top motorcycle riders compete in a double header points race for the national Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship. Racing classes will include ProSportBike, Amateur Superbike, Amateur Sport Bike, and the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Racing Series.

Advance tickets are only $50 per person for the weekend or $60 at the gate. Your admission will give you access to the paddock areas right on the circuit infield where you can get photos and autographs from the racers – and a bird’s eye view of the action.

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If you are passionate fan and want to be even closer to the action, you can purchase a race day VIP hospitality package that includes a fully catered lunch, beverages and bar service on Sunday. And your VIP includes your admission for the whole weekend.

For further information contact the organizers…

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Email:

info@ctmpark.com

Phone:

1-800-866-1072

Address:

3233 Concession Road #10 Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K6

Buy your tickets online https://canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/collections/events-tickets

Interested in NASCAR truck racing? Then mark September 1st – 3rd on your calendar! You won’t want to miss the Chevrolet Silverado 250 returning on Labour Day weekend for its only Canadian appearance this year.

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Joining the trucks will be the NASCAR Pinty’s Series with the TOTAL QUARTZ 200, the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama, the Canadian Touring Car Championship, and the Nissan Micra Cup.

Check out all the details at https://canadiantiremotorsportpark.com/pages/chevrolet-silverado-250

 

 

 

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It is hard to imagine, but this is the 26th season for the 4th Line Theatre. The Season started off with David S. Craig’s Bombers: Reaping the Whirlwind. It’s now time for Robert Winslow’s “The History of Drinking in Cavan.”

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The 4th Line Theatre is a production company and outdoor performance venue on the grounds of the Winslow family farm near the village of Millbrook. The company performs two main plays each summer. They are usually about historical subjects and premiers works by local playwrights.

“The History of Drinking in Cavan” looks at alcohol consumption or the lack thereof in the local area over the past 200 years. Robert Winslow and his alter-ego, King, take audiences on a historical adventure, covering the early days of Irish settlement in the township through to present-day habits. Along the way the audience will follow outrageous anecdotes and serious tales of local residents.

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Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell shares her excitement…

“In our 2017 season, I am proud to share these two new works with audiences.  I have been waiting since 2010 to produce Robert Winslow’s insightful, funny and deeply personal story of alcohol consumption.  David S. Craig is a well-respected and talented Canadian playwright.  We are lucky to have him telling this important story at our theatre.”

There is a licensed concession and picnic area where you can get drinks, snacks or a full meal. You can also bring your own picnic (but do not bring your own alcoholic beverages!)

You can download a pdf document which outlines the menu and dining options:  https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/7c8f44_c14960d90f7c4a2b92554f451dbc2e55.pdf

Performance Venue

The Winslow Farm,  779 Zion Line,

Millbrook, ON  LOA 1G0

Open at 4:00pm on performance days only. Each show starts promptly at 6:00pm.

For more information call the Box Office

(705) 932-4445 (800) 814-0055 or email them at boxoffice@4thlinetheatre.on.ca

 

The History of Drinking in Cavan

Written and directed by Robert Winslow

August 9 – 26

Previews: August 7, 8

Opening Night: Wednesday, August 9

Monday to Saturday at 6 pm

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