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There is no excuse to miss the Santa Claus parade this year. Kawartha Now has prepared a schedule for November and December.

Sunday, November 19

The 62nd Annual Lindsay Santa Claus Parade is taking place on November 19, 2017 at 2 p.m. The theme will be Celebrating Christmas in Canada – 150 Years.

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Photo Credit: Mark Ridout Photography

Photo Source http://lindsayparade.com/

Sunday, November 19

The Community of Lakefield presents Lakefield Santa Claus Parade beginning at 1 p.m. in Lakefield.

Sunday, November 19

The Lions Club of Cobourg and Downtown Cobourg present Cobourg Santa Claus Parade beginning at 2 p.m. in Cobourg.

Saturday, November 25

The Municipality of Port Hope presents Santa Claus Parade beginning at 1 p.m. in Port Hope.

Saturday, November 25

The Campbellford Santa Claus Parade Committee presents 2017 Santa Claus Parade beginning at 3 p.m. in Campbellford.

Saturday, November 25

The Santa Day Organizers present Light Up the Night Santa Claus Parade & Fireworks beginning at 5 p.m. in Fenelon Falls.

Saturday, November 25

The Apsley Lions Club presents Christmas Santa Claus Parade and Christmas Party beginning at 6 p.m. at Apsley Central Public School (238 Burleigh St, North Kawartha, Peterborough County, K0L 1A0).

Friday, December 1

The Warkworth Santa Parade presents 2017 Warkworth Santa Claus Parade from 7 – 8 p.m. in Warkworth.

Saturday, December 2

The Kinsmen Club of Peterborough presents Peterborough Santa Claus Parade beginning at 4:45 p.m. in Peterborough.

Saturday, December 9

The Otonabee South Monaghan Township presents Keene Santa Claus Parade beginning at 11 a.m. in Keene.

Saturday, December 9

The Bobcaygeon Kinettes presents Santa Claus Parade beginning at 5 p.m. in Bobcaygeon.

If you want a musical interlude and are in Peterborough on Saturday December 2nd, you have two choices:

Saturday, December 2

In the afternoon you can enjoy live music thanks to the Peterborough Concert Band. They will present the Peterborough Concert Band Festive Concert from 3:45 – 4:45 p.m. at Peterborough Square (360 George St. N., Peterborough, K9H).

And in the evening, get ready for “CHRISTMAS WITH THE KING” and yes, that would be Elvis! The show stars Million Dollar Quartet Elvis tribute artist Matt Cage with Gerie & the Koasters fabulous show band, the Springtime Chordaires and Master of Ceremonies Bill Coulter as well as 6 members of the Peterborough Pop Ensemble. Hear seasonal tunes, classic love songs and Gospel greats, in true Elvis style. Tickets are available at the box office.

December 7 

Enjoy an Old-Fashioned Christmas in Millbrook. The spirit of Christmas will be not be lost if you and your family can visit Millbrook for an old fashioned Christmas December 7 from 5 to 9 pm. Enjoy a carolling parade and tree lighting, horse-drawn wagon rides, entertainment, photos with Santa, dining, shopping, and much more.

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Horse-drawn wagon rides are one of the many activities available during Christmas in the Village in Millbrook on the evening of Thursday, December 7.

Photo: Marjorie McDonald

Photo Source https://kawarthanow.com/2017/11/12/millbrook-christmas-in-the-village/

 

 

 

 

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Yes it’s that time of year again and the stars have certainly aligned for school aged children. Friday June 9th is a PA day which has given the Fair organizers the chance for an extra day of fun and activities. The Millbrook Fair will actually open on Thursday, June 8th at 9:30 am for students in grades 1 through 3. They will have the opportunity to visit a number of activity stations, supporting their early learning of all things agricultural.

Others can get a head start at 3:00 pm when general admission opens. The early birds will be ready for the midway to open at 4:00.  

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 This year marks the 168th year for the Millbrook Fair. That’s 168 years to perfect the full lineup of things to do and see. And there is something for everyone. What’s your preference?     

  •  The 4 x 4 Challenge
  • Ambassador Competition
  • Antique Tractor Show
  • Beef Show
  • Beer Barn
  • Demo Derby
  • Heavy Horses
  • Home Craft Show
  • Midway
  • Open Horse Show
  • Parade
  • Poultry Show
  • Rabbit Show
  • Truck and Tractor Pulls               

The 4 x 4 Challenge is hosted by the Kawartha Lakes Jeep Owners Club. Competition includes the Small Mud Pit, Big Mud Pit, Super Modified Challenge for Jeeps with tires 50 inches and over, and of course a Rock Crawl.        

The Ambassador Competition was designed for youth to show their leadership skills in supporting the community. Contestants have to complete a private interview, give a 2-5 minute speech on a selected topic, and answer an impromptu question. The ambassador will be present the weekend of the fair, attend the O.A.A.S Convention in Toronto in February at the Royal York and possibly represent Millbrook Fair at the C.N.E.  Ambassador Competition the following year in August. And a $500 scholarship will be presented to the winner.       

No Fair is complete without an Antique Tractor Show and Pull, Demolition Derby, and Truck and Tractor Pulls. Antique Tractors will compete in a variety of weight classes ranging from 2700 pounds to over 6500 pounds. The Truck and Tractor Pulls will include Local Gas 4 x 4 Trucks, Circuit Vintage Tractors, and Diesel 4 x 4 Trucks, including weights from 5500 pounds to 8500 pounds. 

If you want something a little more serene, you can enjoy the Home Craft Show including crafts, baking and more. 

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The Millbrook Fair offers something for everyone, including an extra day to enjoy it all. On Friday you can have a flat rate ride pass for only $15. Students will be able to get their fill of rides between 11 am and 2 pm, have time for a bite to eat, and be ready to enjoy the 4 p.m. opening to the rest of the fair grounds. Parents can enjoy award winning singer and songwriter Dean James in the Beer Barn.  

Saturday starts off with a bang! The Ontario Xtreme Cowboy Event at 9 am will feature contestants who will work through a series of trail and farm based obstacles on their horses – showcasing both skill and speed.  Sunday activities include the Rabbit Show, Baking Competition Auction, Tough Truck Competition and the Demolition Derby.  

There is so much to see and do for the whole family. Get all the times and days from the Millbrook Fair paper or at the Fair Website at www.MillbrookFair.ca. 

See you there!

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Celebrating the 25 Year Anniversary of the 4TH LINE THEATRE!

4th Line Theatre is a Canadian theatre group specializing in outdoor productions of original plays with historic and cultural significance.

The Theatre company was created and founded by Robert Winslow in 1992. Mr. Winslow explains, “4th Line has a mandate to tell stories about our history that are not well known but are interesting, especially untold stories about a rural area.” He is still surprised at the public’s appetite for historical plays.

Mr. Winslow had an established career in the more usual theatrical venues. However, he created 4TH Line Theatre on a farm – 25 years ago which was almost in the middle of nowhere. He had inherited his family’s 150-year-old farm, wasn’t sure how to keep it going, and was finding traditional indoor theatre “depressing.” So he arrived at a solution that would see him through to 25 seasons.

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He embraced the challenge to create theatre out in the country in southeastern Ontario.  The setting is idyllic, rural and oh so very Canadian! The company present plays written by and about Canadians, including small town stories and broad national sagas – all written to touch a nerve with the audience.

And the weather may touch a nerve as well! The natural setting includes chipmunks, the chatter of birds and of course the sun and rain. “There’s no controlling the environment. You are in it. You are a part of it.”

The season will open with the highly anticipated world premiere of Maja Ardal’s The Hero of Hunter Street playing June 28 to July 23, 2016. In August, 4th Line will remount Alex Poch-Goldin’s wildly popular The Bad Luck Bank Robbers, inspired by Grace Barker’s book of the same name, and running from August 2 to 27, 2016. Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell Blackwell will direct both productions.

The theatre is located in Millbrook – a great place to spend a summer afternoon. The village is centrally located – 15 minutes from Bethany, a half hour north of Port Hope, 20 minutes west of Peterborough, or just over an hour from Toronto.

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Millbrook was settled in 1816 and prospered for decades before losing many inhabitants to new settlements out west, riding the rail lines that had bypassed Millbrook. Today the village offers a glimpse back into those earlier times. Many of the downtown buildings look much the same as when they were erected following the Great Fire of 1875.

Enjoy the day in Millbrook and the evening at the 4TH Line Theatre. A variety of ticket prices and packages are available including dining or picnic options. For ticket information visit: 4th Line Theatre Ticket Info.

And for more information on the Theatre go to http://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/ and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/4thlinetheatre.

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