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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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The 4th Line Theatre is unique in many ways as outlined in the theatre company’s tag line… “Bringing history to life on the outdoor stages of the Winslow Farm.”

4th Line Theatre has been bringing history to life on the barnyard stages of a 5th generation farm in Millbrook Ontario for 27 seasons.  The Theatre was founded in 1992 by Creative Director Robert Winslow. The company continues to be passionate about preserving Canada’s cultural heritage through the development and presentation of historical drama.

The group has developed over 30 plays based on regional history and culture and this season is no different. The first summer production, Crow Hill: The Telephone Play demonstrates the vast technological changes we have witnessed going all the way back to the first telephone service in the local area, opened by the local family doctor. Fifteen-year-old Alice takes on the job of switchboard operator… a decision that dictates the course of her life for the next thirty years. The research for the play includes interviews with local residents.

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

Photo by Wayne Eardley, Brookside Studio http://www.wayneeardley.com/

The second production, Who Killed Snow White? follows a typical 15-year old girl whose life is shattered after an act of violence. It is based in part on interviews with local teens, parents and educators. The story explores social media and cyberbullying and is a powerful commentator on the life of today’s youth. “Playwright Judith Thompson dives deep into the heart of our culture to examine the roots of sexual violence and the culture of toxic masculinity we struggle to understand.” 

Who Killed Snow White?

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

 The setting for the plays is enhanced with the opportunity to bring your own picnic or to buy from their excellent menu. The concession is licensed and the picnic area opens at 4:00 pm on performance days.

 

https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/picnics-dining-options

Performance Details

Crow Hill: The Telephone Play

By Ian McLachlan and Robert Winslow

Directed by Deb Williams

July 3 – July 28

Previews: July 3, 4

Opening Night: Thursday, July 5

Tuesday to Saturday at 6 pm

Additional performance Monday, July 23, 2018

 

Who Killed Snow White?

World Premiere – Canadian Pulse Series

By Judith Thompson

Directed by Kim Blackwell

August 6 – August 25

Previews: August 6, 7

Opening Night: Wednesday, August 8

Monday to Saturday at 6 pm

Trigger Warning: Mature Content. 14+

 

For more information about tickets, performances and the dining options visit https://www.4thlinetheatre.on.ca/.

 

 

 

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The Millbrook Farmers’ Market runs the 4th Sunday of the month, April to October. The rural market is in the historic Village of Millbrook in Cavan Monaghan Township. The market showcases the products of local growers, bakers and artisans. You can look forward to a variety of meats, fish, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, preserves, wine, organic fair trade chocolate and coffee…and even pet treats.SELRES_22a36841-c15f-40ab-98b2-d7bd6ee6e868SELRES_8806e466-d19a-4e33-90ce-743e472235faSELRES_22a36841-c15f-40ab-98b2-d7bd6ee6e868

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Source: http://millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com/dates.html

If you are looking forward to your own home garden, you can buy vegetable and flower seedlings to get you started.

This years’ opening day for the Market is also Earth Day. To help celebrate, there will be a ‘local seed swap’. Just bring any extra seeds you have in envelopes that have been labelled – and trade them for something new to try in your own garden.

 

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Source: http://themillbrooktimes.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/vegetable-medly-public-domain.jpg  

 

The market is a great place to feel a part of the local community. Besides shopping, you can enjoy local entertainment, buy books from the Millbrook Library and the kids can enjoy Story Tree, hosted by the Old Millbrook School Family Centre.

You can find the variety of vendors between 10am and 1pm, rain or shine on the grounds the Old Millbrook School at 1 Dufferin Street. Check out all of the dates for this years’ activities at www.millbrookfarmersmarket.weebly.com

 

 

 

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At this time of year, we often yearn for the colours of spring. Snow, rain and the general greyness of March provides the perfect time to daydream of colour. And that daydream can lead you to a special event called Blocks & Blooms.  

Visualize the combination of colorful gardens in bloom and the beauty of handmade quilts… all adorning the front porches of heritage properties. This one-day event gives local residents and visitors the chance to see the private gardens plus the colourful landscape of quilts as they showcase some of Millbrook’s architectural treasures.  

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Source: http://themillbrooktimes.ca/blocks-and-blooms-event-showcased-gardens-quilts-and-heritage-prope/ 

Photo: by Celia Hunter, June 2, 2015, featuring Blocks and Blooms Host Judy Gooch. 

The day long event is a partnership between the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society, The Millbrook Needlers’ Quilt Guild and the Downtown BIA. In fact, there has been months of work to enlist the participation of gardeners and property owners. Blocks & Blooms will be a featured topic at the BIA Breakfast on March 28th at the Millbrook Legion.  

Mark Saturday, June 23, 10 am-4pm on your calendar. This will be a special fundraiser for the Historical Society with tickets going on sale in May.

 

 

 

 

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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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Some new dates have been added….

 

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