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The 35th Annual Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is coming soon, presented by the Art Gallery of Peterborough.

Mark your calendars now for September 21st & 22nd.

According to the website:

“The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour is an opportunity for the public to visit artists where they live and work. All artists on the tour have been juried. Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 21 and Sunday September 22, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a rich diversity of arts and crafts, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, wood, fibre, metal and printmaking. This is an annual, self-drive tour and admission is free to all locations.”

Click Here for all of the details!

Or pick up a brochure and Studio Map at the Bethany Library.

 

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MyKawartha.com published a story on April 27, 2019 highlighting 18 Golf Courses to play in the Kawartha and Peterborough area.

Black Diamond and Wolf Run, which are within a short drive to Bethany, are both included in the list.

Click Here To View the MyKawartha.com Story.

 

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Picture Source: https://www.blackdiamondgolfclub.ca/

 

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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/

 

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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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The Kawartha Autumn Studio Tour features the work of over 30 artists from Peterborough and County.

The Art Gallery of Peterborough joins forces with local artists, inviting you to explore the visual arts and crafts including visiting where the artists live and work.

Studios and galleries will be open Saturday September 22 and Sunday September 23, from 10 am to 5 pm to display a wide range of arts and crafts, including fine art, ceramics, glass, jewellery, sculpture, wood, fibre, metal and printmaking. This is a self-drive tour and admission is free to all locations.

The tour is broken into 3 geographical areas including the City of Peterborough, the County of Peterborough and Lakefield.

There are too many artists to outline individually here – and getting to see all of them may also be challenging – but no matter who you choose to see, you will not be disappointed.

Here are just a few highlights:

Christy Haldane combines glass with other common building materials, such as stone, concrete and steel enhancing the fragility and strength of the glass components. She melts and fuses reclaimed window glass to create simple forms that highlight the fundamental qualities of the glass.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/christy-haldane/ 

David Hickey is best known for his metal work depicting the landscape of the Kawarthas. He manipulates rigid hardened metal into a fluid form, similar to how nature transforms the harshness of landscapes.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/david-hickey/ 

Stephanie Ford Forrester works in silks, batiks and hand dyed or painted textiles. Her travels in Europe, Afghanistan, and India, combined with unusual living experiences have all contributed to her artistic practice.

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Source: https://agp.on.ca/artists/stephanie-ford-forrester/

You can view all of the artists and see a sample of their work at https://agp.on.ca/events/kawartha-autumn-studio-tour/.

A map of all of the locations can be found at https://agp.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/47744_AGP_KAST-2018_maps_prf1.pdf.

A number of locations are wheelchair accessible including:

  • Studio 3 featuring Bill Reddick
  • Studio 10, Leanne Baird
  • Studio 17a, Gail West
  • Studio 17b, Frank DiDomizio
  • Studio 19, Peter Rotter
  • Studio 23, David Hickey
  • Studio 29, Lucy Manley

For more information contact the Art Gallery of Peterborough:

Phone: 705 743 9179
Toll Free: 1 855 738 3755

 

 

 

 

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Known to many as a recreation paradise, the Trent-Severn Waterway spans 386 kilometers of rivers, channels and lakes. The waterway travels through Central Ontario, joining the Bay of Quinte wth Georgian Bay. It is divided into 5 regions: Trent, Otonabee, Kawartha, Talbot and Severn.

Rich with history, the Trent-Severn Waterway now bustles with boating and other tourist activity year round.

An easy way to take a tour is with Liftlock and River Boat Cruises.

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Source:

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Liftlock and The Riverboat Cruises offer a variety of different cruise options. You can choose to go sightseeing with your tour group over the world’s highest hydraulic liftlock, or spend an afternoon on a luncheon cruise, or have dinner featuring live entertainment in the evening. Get all the details at https://www.liftlockcruises.com/yacht-charter.

And if  you miss the summer season, don’t miss out on the Triple Crown Fall Colours Cruise . Starting on September 24rth until the end of the cruising season, you can enjoy a unique water experience. The cruise departs from Little Lake,  travels Northbound up the Trent Severn Waterway to Lock 20, then cruises over the famous, world’s largest hydraulic Liftlock, a 65 foot lift.

There are five Trent-Severn Waterway Locks in Kawartha Lakes:

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Source: https://www.explorekawarthalakes.com/en/explore/trent-severn-waterway.aspx

  • Bobcaygeon Lock 32
  • Lindsay Lock 33
  • Fenelon Falls Lock 34
  • Rosedale Lock 35
  • Kirkfield Lock 36

Each one offers boat services ranging from  mooring to boater camping, picnic areas and access to groceries. Check  to see what each Lock offers before you head out.

And in case you didn’t know, Kawartha Lakes is the Houseboat Capital of Ontario! Discover all of the details including how each houseboat operator will train and license you for your family’s trip at http://www.houseboatcapital.com/

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Source: http://www.rrhouseboats.com/

For more information contact Kawartha Lakes Tourism:

Kawartha Lakes Tourism
180 Kent Street West
Lindsay, Ontario, Canada K9V 2Y6
Telephone: 1-866-397-6673

 

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