Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition
Apr
25
7:00 pm19:00

Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition

The top six businesses were selected from a group of 21 Bears’ Lair semi-finalists on Tuesday by local business community judges. Chair Diane Richard announced the finalists on stage at the Showcase event at The Venue, where contestants had that opportunity to display the best of their businesses. Three of the finalists are innovation based businesses, and the other three finalists have a focus on Goods and Services. The 2017 Innovation Stream finalists are: Dock HitchHinge, Lab Improvements, and Mont Pellier for the Innovation Stream. The finalists for the Goods & Services Stream include That Dam Tea (TreeWell Limited), Loch, and Ship Shape Service.  

Since the inception of the Bears’ Lair Entrepreneurial Competition $120,000 in cash and business support services has been made available to contestants. This year finalists are competing for over $45,000 in cash and business support services, kindly donated by our 2017 sponsors:

PRESENTING SPONSORS: Peterborough Economic Development, Community Futures Peterborough, Peterborough Region Angel Network, Innovation Cluster, Mega Brand Experience, Greater Peterborough Chamber of Commerce 

PLATINUM SPONSORS: Savino Human Resource Partners, Workforce Development Board, Impact Communications

GOLD SPONSORS: Part Time CFO, Red X Technology, Fox Law, Kawartha Now, Prima IP

SILVER SPONSORS: Marketing Ink, Best Write Communications, Diatom, Sofie Andreou Associates, Cody & James

BRONZE SPONSORS: The Protectors Group, Shaw Computer Systems, TCB Office Furniture, Moss Works Photography, Women’s Business Network, Fast Start

MEDIA SPONSORS: 101.5 The Wolf, Chex Television Peterborough, 100.5 Fresh Radio, Ptbo Canada

“We had such a strong and talented group of entrepreneurs this year. Regardless of tonight’s outcome, everyone here is a winner,” says Chair Diane Richard. “Every Bears’ Lair contestant has used the entrepreneurial competition to take their business to the next level. This initiative wouldn’t exist without the overwhelming support of our sponsors who have offered so much for our top businesses this year.”

Bears’ Lair invites everyone to come to the finale event on April 25th at The Venue. The finale event will expose the finalists to a cross-examination, challenging questions and feedback by the judges before a live audience at The Venue. The selected finalists’ presentations will be scored based on innovation, commercialization, diversification, business plan quality and the benefit to the local economy, and two final 2017 winners will be selected.


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Fundraising Night of Fashion
Apr
27
7:00 pm19:00

Fundraising Night of Fashion

Fund raising night of Fashion  - CABI clothing sale will be held on Thursday April 27th from 7 - 9 pm at Ashburnham Convention Centre (840 armour Rd.).  All proceeds from the clothing sale will go to support the Peterborough Humane Society and their care for animals in our community.  Can't shop in person?  consider ordering online - for more information call 705-745-4722 ext 206 or email s.dunkley@ptbohs.com


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Peterborough Greenwing Fishing Derby
Apr
29
9:00 am09:00

Peterborough Greenwing Fishing Derby

Come celebrate our 30th anniversary, we have lots of prizes to give away!

April 29th, 2017 is “Greenwing Day” with fishing open to children 15 years and younger, only. Instant prizes for tagged fish will be
awarded to registered Greenwing participants from 9:00am until 4:00pm only. 
-On-site registration begins at 8:00 am and Greenwing
participants will be awarded a prize for each tagged fish with a maximum of 2 fish per Greenwing participant. Lunch will also be provided to registered Greenwing participants, including a hotdog, drink, cake and ice cream on this day only.
-Greenwing registration cost is $15.00 for children 15 years of age and under and $5.00 each additional child in the same
immediate family, at time of registration.

“Adult Fishing” is open April 30th 2017 through May 5th 2017 to all registered participants. Adults and youth 16 years and over
can register a cost of $15.00 each. All registration costs must be paid in cash on the day of registration.
-There will be no lunch or prizes awarded April 30th – May 5th 2017, with the exception of “Walter” (the Big Fish grand prize award) if caught before 4:00pm on May 5th 2017.
-Ducks Unlimited Canada creel limit is 2 fish per person (catch and keep policy in effect). Security and Ministry of Natural
Resources (MNR) officials will be onsite to enforce provincial regulations.
-Safety first. It is strongly encouraged that participants bring and wear personal floatation devices (PFD’s) when fishing at the
canal.

Pre-registration and tickets are available at the following locations:
-Canadian Tire Stores (Lansdowne St. West and Chemong Rd. Locations)
-PTBO Live Bait (Park Street South)
-Bridgenorth Sports (Garthorne Ave, Bridgenorth)


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1st Annual Peterborough Butterfly Run
Apr
30
9:00 am09:00

1st Annual Peterborough Butterfly Run

This is what we've been working so hard to get to!!
We will be posting details as they come but for now we have a location (Silverbean Cafe) a date (April 30th).....and a link to register!!!
https://www.events.runningroom.com/applications/?raceId=14016&eventId=41812&vrindex=3�
Can't wait for spring to get here!!

The Butterfly Run is walk/run event in Peterborough to raise awareness and funds with a goal of supporting families and individuals who have experienced a loss during pregnancy, the loss of a child, or are unable to conceive.


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Ladies Night Out Ptbo
May
5
7:05 pm19:05

Ladies Night Out Ptbo

`Wine sampling from the Casa-Dea Estates Winery.

`Live DJ Spinning

`Fee Appetizers being delivered by hunky models

`30+ High End Vendors to shop and sample from!

`Raffle Table with 25+ Donated Gifts - Buy tickets for your chance to win some amazing prizes and Support the Heart and Stroke Foundation! All Raffle ticket proceeds are being donated!

Tickets are just $10.00 each - Pre-Show tickets are buy 4 get 1 FREE! 

Tickets can be requested through the website or purchased at the Events Cafe and at the Omemee Countryside Pharmacy.


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Artspace 50/50 Art Draw
May
6
May 7

Artspace 50/50 Art Draw

Don’t miss Artspace’s party of the year and your chance to walk away with some great art by Peterborough’s best. This year’s event includes the 50/50 Art Draw, the Fire Sale, great food, live entertainment from Peterborough’s own Chester Babcock and a ton of amazing door prizes!

Profits from all art sales are shared between our participating artists and Artspace.

$25 Party Tickets – Includes admission, a complimentary drink, and participate in the Fire Sale.
$100 Draw Tickets – Includes admission, a complimentary drink, participate in the Fire Sale and the Art Draw.

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Calling All Artists

If you are an artist that would like to take part in this years 50/50, review the information below. All are welcome!

What is the 50/50 Art Draw? The 50/50 Art Draw is the main fundraising activity for the evening. We ask participating artists to submit works of art valued at $100. Draw Ticket holders will choose a work of art when their number is drawn. All profits from the draw will be shared equally between the Artist and Artspace. In addition, artists will receive a charitable donation receipt.

Fire Sale Finale: For 40 minutes after the conclusion of the Art Draw, works in the Fire Sale will be available for the price of $80. Works that aren’t picked up during round one of the fire sale will then be offered in another round for the final price of $60. The Fire Sale is a last-chance opportunity to sell unsold pieces, please note that the Fire Sale is optional. Profits will be split between the artist and Artspace.

Count Me In! If you’re interested in taking part, bring in your work and we’ll find the perfect spot for it. Contributing artists receive a complimentary party ticket to the 50/50 event.

Works for the 50/50 should be delivered to Artspace by April 29, 2017. All works must be ready to hang, with the artist’s name and title on the back of the work. There will be a Public Preview of the work beginning Friday, April 28 from 3-5pm. Works will then be on display until the May 6th event. If you are interested in taking part or have any questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact us at gallery@artspace-arc.org or 705 748 3883.


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Kawartha Wilds Community Nature Day And Annual Fundraising Event
May
7
11:00 am11:00

Kawartha Wilds Community Nature Day And Annual Fundraising Event

If interested, here are some ways to help support this year's fundraiser.....
(if interested contact catherineprinsen@hotmail.com)

- join the fundraising planning/support group

- donate something for the silent auction (homemade crafts, offering of services, donation from a local business, preserves, artwork, baking, etc.....)

- donate some gently used clothing for "fill-a-bag for $5"

All funds will go to supporting collaboration projects with local groups and communities, in the hopes of building relations and improving the important work that we are all doing together!

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Location: Camp Kawartha Environment Centre (2505 Pioneer Rd.)
 

Flow of the day....

Arrival time: 11am

Potluck brunch: 11:30-12:30pm

Activities: 1-2:30pm

Silent Auction opens: 1pm

Silent Auction ends: 2:30pm

For brunch potluck, please.....

- DO NOT bring nuts or fish

- mark all potluck dishes with ingredients

- bring your own cutlery, plates, bowls and cups

Bring along projects (crafts, skills, game, music etc that you are interested in to work on and share with others. If you are a member of our Facebook group, please comment about it here

NOTE: Our next (and final) Nature Day will be on Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Everyone welcome!

If you have any questions, please contact catherineprinsen@hotmail.com

See you soon!

The Nature Day planning team :)


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The Best Of High School Art
May
7
1:00 pm13:00

The Best Of High School Art

A Celebration of Local High School Art !  This is a Juried Show with an Awards Night on Thursday June 1 starting at 6:30 pm. Opening Reception will be held Sunday May 7, 1-4 pm.

KAGS is located at 420 O’Connell Road in Peterborough and we are a not for profit artist co-operative, exhibiting art by local artists since 1990.


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Mary Poppins Auditions
May
14
6:30 pm18:30

Mary Poppins Auditions

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it."

The movie you love is being brought to Showplace November 10th-18th 2017. 
Director: Natalie Dorsett
Musical Director: Dustin Bowers
Choreographer: Melissa Earle
Stage Management: Shelley Moody and Margaret Pieper
Assisted by: Barbara Mills
Production Management; Fred Batley and Jim Mills
Costumes: Jen Nugent
Makeup and Hair: Elizabeth Moody
Props: Sarah Gilmore and Michelle Bell
Visual Lighting: Andrew Duncan
Visual Projection and Marketing: Nate Axcell

Audtions will be held at St. James Church on Sunday May 14th and Monday May 15th 6:30pm-9:30pm. Callbacks Monday May 22nd 6pm.
Rehersals to begin in June thru November. 
Please come prepared to sing a song that showcases your voice and personality. You will also be required to take part in a movement audition. You may also be asked to read.  
Looking for children aged 8 years plus and many adults! 
Please see page for more information on characters, songs and the show.

For further information please visit www.stjamesplayers.com or email Natalie at butler_natalie@hotmail.com


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Peterborough Cares Long Weekend Event
May
19
May 21

Peterborough Cares Long Weekend Event

PETERBOROUGH CARES LAUNCHES SIMULTANEOUS FUNDRAISING EVENTS. 

Seventh year for umbrella group, coordinating multi-charity fundraisers on the same weekend

"Wouldn't it be a great idea to have a number of well-known charitable organizations launch their fundraising events on the same weekend, but at separate, popular shopping locations in the city, under one organizing umbrella?" That was the thought that came to Peterborough business owner, and former separate school board trustee Camille Parent. So, after consulting with a number of area organizations and individuals, Parent is pleased to announce that this year, over the weekend of Friday May 19, through Sunday May 21, Peterborough Cares will once again this year coordinate simultaneous fundraising events across our great city. 

"We are proud once again to bring back what will continue to be one of the biggest humanitarian event ever held in our city on the same weekend," Mr. Parent said.

“A handful of local businesses, such as Morello's independent grocer (and others to be disclosed at a later date) will launch fundraising events on the same weekend, while using venues spread throughout the city. It will be a great opportunity for both volunteers and donors to come together to raise much needed funds for worthwhile causes." 

"We all really believe that this group effort will continue to be successful and fullfill the needs and dreams of many. We are going to raise a lot of money for a number of excellent charitable organizations," Mr. Parent said. "It's the seventh such coordinated event under the Peterborough Cares banner, and we hope to continue to grow bigger as the years go by." For more information about the Peterborough Cares initiative, or to arrange to interview any of the participants, please contact Camille Parent, 705-748-9961, ptbovacuum@homail.com

Camille K Parent
Peterborough Vacuum / Peterborough Cares
705-748-9961

PS: The first Peterborough Cares event was held at the Brick Furniture during the month of October 2011 and all proceeds were for the Peterborough united Way. See pictures by Julie Morris of PTBO Canada: http://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/2011/10/15/ptbopics-relly-on-the-roof-for-the-united-way.html

Pushback Premiere
May
23
7:30 pm19:30

Pushback Premiere

The Peterborough premiere of the feature-length documentary Pushback is finally here!

Pushback begins as staff and volunteers are closing up shop at the end of the season for the Warming Room - a homeless shelter of last resort in Peterborough, Ontario that provides respite during the cold winter months. The film follows five people connected to the shelter - four guests and a staff member - throughout the following summer and fall as they try to find steady footing without access to many of the supports the shelter provides. In the lead up to the opening of the shelter the next winter, the subjects strive to overcome obstacles from their past. They are besieged by physical injuries, divorce, and drug addiction - as well as new ones encountered during the course of filming - notably an apprehension by Children's Aid Society. Pushback is a portrait of people living with persistent homelessness and often inter-generational poverty in Peterborough, providing an intimate look into lives usually ignored.

Please join us for the world premiere of this local documentary. The full cast and crew will be in attendance. The film (90 minutes) will be followed by a Q&A. For tickets, please visit the Eventbrite page:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/pushback-premiere-tickets-33372137963


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Live and Local Lunches
May
26
12:00 pm12:00

Live and Local Lunches

Dine downtown this summer and enjoy live music at Live and Local Lunches.

This summer music series is a partnership with Peterborough Square, Gerri’s Arts and Crafts, and the Peterborough Downtown Business Improvement Area.

From May 26 through to the end of August we’ll be featuring live music every Friday from noon to 1 pm in the Peterborough Square Courtyard at the corner of Water and Charlotte streets. 

There are more than 80 places to eat downtown, so get some takeout and enjoy the sunshine every Friday.

KARA Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser
May
27
7:00 am07:00

KARA Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser

KARA is hosting their Annual Garage Sale Fundraiser
Date: May 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm
Address: 1284 Wildlark Drive, Peterborough, ONK9K 2J7

KARA is hosting their Annual Fundraiser. This year we are starting early to accommodate everyone - Antiques, Vintage, Retro and New to you Treasures. Tables of china, crystal, glassware, small kitchen appliances, furniture, household items, hardware, electronics and artwork. Lots of memorabilia. A table for the kids will be on display with lots of toys, books and puzzles. Spend some time browsing through hundreds of books. $0.50 for soft covers and $1.00 for hard covers. Tomato plants will be available at $2.00 each or 3 for $5.00. New to you - big ticket items - Kool-Atron P75 Electric Cooler; Acu-rite Wireless Weather Forecaster. The fun begins at 7:00 am. Bring a friend. See you there! This sale is a "Must Attend Event".


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Gilmour Street Garage Sale
May
27
9:00 am09:00

Gilmour Street Garage Sale

The biggest street sale in all of Peterborough which extends out to the surrounding area. There are some sales for charitible organizations. Come and check it out!

As per tradition, the Gilmour Street Garage Sale falls on the Saturday after the long weekend. This year, it's Saturday, May 28th (with a Sunday rain-date) starting at 9 a.m. (although people have been known to break all the rules show up as early at 7 a.m. in the hunt for a good bargain).


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Jun
8
11:00 am11:00

CMHA HKPR 12th Annual Healthy Minds – Healthy Life Golf Tournament

Canadian Mental Health Association Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge (CMHA HKPR) 12thAnnual Healthy Minds – Healthy Life Golf Tournament sponsored by Herod Financial Services

Date:         June 8, 2017

Time:        11:00 Registration – 1:00 Shot Gun Start

Location:  The Quarry Golf and Country Club, Ennismore Ontario

CMHA HKPR is pleased to announce that the 12th Annual Healthy Minds – Healthy Life Golf Tournament, sponsored by Kevan and Roberta Herod of Herod Financial Services will take place on Thursday, June 8th at The Quarry. Registration is at 11:00 with a 1:00 shotgun start. Herod Financial Services is pleased to support this tournament once again, to encourage the ongoing conversation about mental health and to help raise funds to support important programs and services offered by CMHA HKPR. 

We know that 1 in 5 people are affected by mental illness in their lifetime but that almost 50% of those who are affected are afraid to seek help due to stigma. Kevan Herod states “Herod Financial Services knows that through talking about our mental health, the stigma of mental illness can be eliminated and more people will get help. We are proud to support CMHA HKPR in their endeavors.”  Some of the funds from the 2016 tournament have been directed towards presenting “Living Life to the Full”, a mental wellness based 8 week group workshop based on cognitive behaviour therapy and the provision of 1,500 Wellness Tool-kits for new clients of CMHA. Other funds from the tournament continue to support mental health education.

Golfers may register as foursomes or as singles at a cost of $150 per person. This includes a lunch provided at registration, dinner, prizes and contests. Register by May 18th and you will be eligible for entry for the early bird prizes. CMHA HKPR thanks Herod Financial Services for once again supporting us as Platinum Sponsor and Tim Nicholls Chartered Accountant as our Gold Sponsor. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available including hole sponsorship. Prize donations are also most welcome.

For information on these opportunities or to register, please contact Kerri Davies – 705-748-6687 ext. 1048 or kdavies@cmhahkpr.ca


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Jun
9
4:00 pm16:00

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

Taking place in the heart of the Kawarthas, the third annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival brings together beer lovers who are ready to sample Ontario's finest craft beers.

Participants can savour a diverse selection of fresh craft beer, delicious local foods, enjoy live entertainment and have a great time discovering new craft beer flavours!

Located in Downtown Peterborough, taking place at Millennium Park, 130 King Street, Peterborough. 

Friday June 9: 4pm-11pm

Saturday June 10: 1pm-9pm


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Jun
10
1:00 pm13:00

Kawartha Craft Beer Festival

Taking place in the heart of the Kawarthas, the third annual Kawartha Craft Beer Festival brings together beer lovers who are ready to sample Ontario's finest craft beers.

Participants can savour a diverse selection of fresh craft beer, delicious local foods, enjoy live entertainment and have a great time discovering new craft beer flavours!

Located in Downtown Peterborough, taking place at Millennium Park, 130 King Street, Peterborough. 

Friday June 9: 4pm-11pm

Saturday June 10: 1pm-9pm

Jun
15
3:00 pm15:00

Under Water Dining at Lock 21

Imagine this.

You start your journey in a 36′ voyageur canoe, paddling along Canada’s Treasured Waterway and into a large chamber. Effortlessly your canoe begins to rise – you’re in the world’s highest hydraulic lift lock. You paddle out of the chamber and turn around to prepare for your descent – you have a spectacular countryside view and then you glance down – it’s a dramatic 65 foot drop!

Not to worry, it’s a safe descent and with your fellow voyageurs you join “Richard Birdsall Rogers”, the engineer of this magnificent structure who will share stories of the design, construction and workings of this engineering wonder. Sip mocktails and savour hors d’oeuvres with the Tres Hombres, a trio of talented local chefs who have prepared an intimate 5 course dinner for you.

Now it’s time to follow the Lockmaster on a tour of the inner sanctum –  a series of tunnels and chambers, full of secrets and ghostly residents, and a place where very few get to venture. Hidden under the chamber awaits some of the finest and freshest culinary offerings Peterborough & the Kawarthas has to offer.  Retire to the turbine chamber for dessert and appertifs as you cross another unique experience off of your bucket list.

Thursday June 15th, 2017 (3:00 pm – 8:00 pm)


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Peterborough Yoga Festival
Jun
17
12:00 pm12:00

Peterborough Yoga Festival

Peterborough Yoga festival is a community-oriented gathering in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada that is founded upon the vision that yoga, meditation, kirtan, wellness, community connection and fresh air can all amplify love and presence in our beings, in our families and communities and around the world. 

The annual festival started on the 1st International Yoga Day in 2015 and each year we stay true to our original intention, bringing conscious community together for a heart-opening, joyful celebration, from which ALL proceeds will be donated to our local United Way. We are committed to making this festival inclusive and accessible for all those attending, and we do so by offering support for any individuals with disabilities or limited mobility. 

Showcasing 25+ transformational classes and workshops by over 20 diverse teachers as well as offering meditations, kirtan music, kid's tent and classes, a healing garden, delicious whole-foods, a yogi market and more, together we create an atmosphere that revives and rejuvenates, enriches and enlivens and reminds us how to live mindfully and vibrantly. 

Join Us at Del Crary Park!


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Downtown Pop-Up
Jun
29
10:00 am10:00

Downtown Pop-Up

Join us downtown on Thursday, June 29 for the Downtown Pop-Up where you’ll find a wide range of unique entertainment at more than 20 locations throughout the downtown.

The official ribbon cutting will start with a picnic in Millennium Park featuring the swing, jazz, funk and rock & roll sounds of the band Knightshift. Throughout the afternoon and evening you’ll get to see performances from the Tanah Haney Celtic Harp Trio, the Mike Graham Gypsy Jazz Trio, Bobby Watson, Sean Conway, Danny Bronson Tribute to Gordon Lightfoot, country singer Dean James, the Peterborough Pop Ensemble, Peterborough Concert Band, Peterborough New Horizons Band, and more.

There will also be live chainsaw carving by champion woodcarver Steve Kenzora, caricatures by artist Jason Wilkins, interactive art, Citiots Improv, a live circus show, and a “Bring Your Can-Con” Canadian music contest.

Thursday, June 29 — Downtown Pop-Up

Event

Time

Location

Indigenous Celebration — Children's School Fieldtrip

10 am – 12 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

Canada 150 Kick-Off — Ribbon Cutting & Picnic in the Park with swing, jazz, funk & rock ‘n’ roll band Knightshift

12 – 2 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

Celtic Harp Trio (Tanah Haney)

 

1 – 3 pm

Simply Delicious Bistro & Bakery, 191 Charlotte St.

Peterborough New Horizons Band

Peterborough Concert Band

Peterborough Pop Ensemble

3 – 4 pm

4 – 6 pm

6 – 7 pm

Peterborough Square Courtyard, Water and Charlotte streets

Live chainsaw carving with Champion Chainsaw Woodcarver Steve Kenzora 

3:30 – 4:30 pm

City Hall front steps, 500 George St. N.

L.I.V.E Peterborough — Young Musicians Showcase

4 – 9 pm

The Spill, 414 George St. N.

Free Caricatures by artist Jason Wilkins 

3 – 6 pm

Natas Café, 376 George St. N.

Country Music Artist Dean James

5 – 8 pm

Champs Sports Bar patio, 203 Simcoe St. (Charlotte Mews)

Danny Bronson: Gordon Lightfoot Tribute

5 – 8 pm

The Brickhouse Craft Burger Grill patio, 123 Simcoe St.

Rob Phillips Jazz Trio

 

5 – 8 pm

Kettle Drums patio, 224 Hunter St. W.

Sean Conway

8 – 11 pm

The Garnet, 231 Hunter St. W.

Acoustic Rock Duo Travis Berlenbach and Josh Gontier

6 – 9 pm

Riley’s Pub rooftop patio, 251 George St. N.

Blues and R& B with Bobby Watson

7 – 10 pm

Historic Red Dog patio, 189 Hunter St. W.

Bring Your Can-Con (Canadian Music Contest)

Hosted by The Wire Megazine

4 – 9 pm

Dr. J’s BBQ & Brews, 282 Aylmer St. N.

Interactive Art Experience

6 – 9 pm

Atelier Ludmila, 129 ½ Hunter St. W., 3rd Floor

Mike Graham Gypsy Jazz Trio

7 – 10 pm

The Lounge by Lignum, 442 George St. N.

Citiot's Improv — Comedy Troupe (adults only)

7 – 9 pm

Catalina’s, 131 Hunter St. W.

Elements — Live Fire & Circus Show

7:30 – 9 pm

Millennium Park fountain area, 1 King St.

Canadian Themed Event

All Day

Hunter Street Books, 164 Hunter St. W

Oldies with the Rick & Gailie Band

5 – 8 pm

The Blackhorse Pub, 452 George St. N.


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The Bash 150
Jun
30
10:00 am10:00

The Bash 150

On Friday, June 30, we’ll be closing down Hunter St. from George to Aylmer streets for pedestrians only. EC3 and Artspace will be presenting a 150th themed media arts exhibition. Four new works by local artists commissioned especially for this event will be popping up as films, videos, and projections large and small to inhabit the street.

Catfish Willie and Washboard Hank get the music started on June 30 with a special Live and Local Lunches performance at the Peterborough Square Courtyard. Family entertainment throughout the afternoon includes a colouring contest hosted by the Peterborough Public Library, face painting from Faces By 2, a Ben van Veen Century 21 Summer Family Film Series movie in Millennium Park and performances from Tim Holland The Puppet Tamer, J’s Magic, and The Paddling Puppeteers.

Friday, June 30 — The Bash 150

 

Event

Time

Location

Electric City Culture Council (EC3) & Artspace Present: "New Visions/Old Land" — a Media Arts Exhibition

10 am – 4 pm

Peterborough Square Courtyard, Water and Charlotte streets

Live and Local Lunches with Catfish Willie & Washboard Hank

12 – 1 pm

Peterborough Square Courtyard, Water and Charlotte streets

Colouring Contest hosted by Peterborough Public Library

3 – 6 pm

Peterborough Square front entrance, 340 George St. N.

Tim Holland — The Puppet Tamer

3 – 3:30 pm

4 – 4:30 pm

5 – 5:30 pm

Peterborough Square front entrance, 340 George St. N.

Free Canadian Themed Face Painting from Faces By 2

4 – 8 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

The Paddling Puppeteers

5:30 – 6 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

J's Magic — Children's Magic Show 

6:30 – 7 pm

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

Ben van Veen Summer Family Film Series — children’s movie in the park

Dusk

Millennium Park, 1 King St.

 

The Bash 150 Street Dance

Washboard Hank

4 – 5 pm

Hunter St. W.

Mayhemingways

5:15 – 6 pm

Hunter St. W.

Rick Fines

6:15 – 7 pm

Hunter St. W.

Melissa Payne

7:15 – 8 pm

Hunter St. W.

The Rocket Review — Featuring Jack De Keyzer & Jerome Godboo

8:15 – 10 pm

Hunter St. W.


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7th Annual Red Pashmina Walk
Apr
23
1:00 pm13:00

7th Annual Red Pashmina Walk

7th annual annual family-friendly Red Pashmina Walk, Sunday April 23 at Emmanuel United Church (formerly George St. United). Registration begins at 1 p.m. with the walk at 2 p.m. Sponsored by the Peterborough chapter of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.

Money raised will support the education of women and girld in Afghanistan.There will be refreshments after the walk and a prize awarded to the walker who raises the most money. There will also be time to shop for Afghan needlework, "tree of knowledge" mugs and red pashminas. Wear your red pashmina!


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Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Event & Awards
Apr
20
5:00 pm17:00

Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Event & Awards

This free event is taking place next Thursday, April 20th, 2017, 5:00-8:00pm, at Market Hall, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough.

If you haven't already done so, please RSVP on our event registration page, https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/sustainable-peterborough-partnership-recognition-event-awards-tickets-32918638534

In order to recognize the numerous sustainable achievements that our partner organizations have accomplished in 2016, Sustainable Peterborough is proud to host the 2nd annual Sustainable Peterborough Partnership Recognition Awards. Winners will be announced at the event.

The event will feature a special keynote presentation by Gord Miller. Gord Miller is an ecologist and environmental policy analyst with many years of experience. He served 15 years as the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario overseeing government decisions relating to the environment.

We have much to celebrate, please join us as we share our collective accomplishments with our partners and our community at the SP Partnership Recognition Event and Awards on April 20th!

Light refreshments will be served and a cash bar will be available.

For further information please visit our website at www.sustainablepeterborough.ca. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@sustainablepeterborough.ca.


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Apr
19
6:30 pm18:30

Peterborough Speaks

Presented by Your Family Health Team Foundation
Wednesday April 19, 2017 – 6:30 PM

Everyone has a story. Join us on Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 in celebrating the lives of some of our community's most vibrant and innovative people who call Peterborough home. Featuring Dr. Jenny Ingram, Kate LinesRandy ReadCody Caldwell and Kate Wells, with the event hosted by Stu Harrison.

6:30 pm Doors and mixer
7:00 pm Speakers Commence
8:15 pm Intermission
9:00 pm Closing Remarks
9:15 pm Post-Event Cocktails


Gather your friends and make new ones as you listen to five exceptional stories from your Peterborough friends and neighbours at the 7th Annual Peterborough SPEAKS. Produced by Your Family Health Team Foundation. For more information visit www.gphsf.ca

Regular: $43 incl fees
Group Rate (10 or more): $33 incl fees


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Create Your Purpose Wellness Event
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Create Your Purpose Wellness Event

We are excited to announce our very first Create Your Purpose Wellness Event, April 19, 2017. 
Save that date and tell some friends. 

We are excited about this first step we are taking towards building a network of people who are dedicated to the wellness of this community.

When you surround yourself with people who are passionate about living it can have such a positive outcome. Community can change everything.

Speakers: 
Bob Gauvreau - Gauvreau & Associates CPA
Logan Marchen- Investors Group

This endeavour wouldn't be possible without our amazing sponsors and partners. 

Ptbo Canada
Gauvreau & Associates CPA
Get Fit With Jer
The Trenches Media Inc. 
Shining Soul Yoga and Wellness
Lakefield Athletic Club
Logan Marchen - Investors Group

Thank you for all you do

#wellness #community #ptbocanada

FREE ADMISSION


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Breakfast Network
Apr
19
7:30 am07:30

Breakfast Network

Join us Wednesday, April 19 as we host social media and marketing specialist Sofie Andreou as our guest speaker at the Breakfast Network.

The Breakfast Network meets regularly on the third Wednesday of the month at Empress Gardens at 131 Charlotte Street. Buffet breakfast starts at 7:30 am with our speaker starting at 8 am. Tickets are $5 at the door.


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Apr
16
1:00 pm13:00

Kiwanis Afternoon Progrssive Euchres

SUNDAY KIWANIS AFTERNOON PROGRSSIVE EUCHRES,  in support of the 'New' Peterborough Hospice, are APRIL 9th and April 16that 1 PMin the lounge of Delta Bingo and Gaming located at 1019 Clonsilla Avenue (beside the Jack McGee dealership).  $10.00 entry and $2.00 for Lone Hands.  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Lone Hands. Optional 50/50. Please phone Sandra for further informaton: 705-750-8137.

The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains has pledged $12,500.00 to purchase equipment and furnishing for the new Hospice Peterborough Paediatric Room for youth and families. Your Participation in the Kiwanis Progressive Euchre Tournaments helps fund our pledge.


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The Big Egg Hunt
Apr
15
1:00 pm13:00

The Big Egg Hunt

It’s back! 20,000 Easter eggs equals “The Big Egg Hunt” hosted by Pathway Church. Join the fun at the Peterborough Sport & Wellness Centre on Saturday, April 15th, from 1:00-4:00pm. This event is FREE, but a non-perishable food item donation for Kawartha Food Share is appreciated.  It’s open to the public for all children 10 and under with egg hunts, cookie decorating, bouncy castles and special guest appearances by the Easter bunny. Adult supervision is a must. Bring your basket! For more information please visit www.thebigegghunt.com

48th Annual Peterborough Regional Science Fair
Apr
12
8:00 am08:00

48th Annual Peterborough Regional Science Fair

The 48th annual Peterborough Regional Science Fair is taking place on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 in the Science Facilities at Trent University. This is a day-long event that concludes with an awards ceremony scheduled for 3:30pm in the Wenjack Theatre at the University. There are over five thousand dollars' worth of prizes and awards to be given out at the fair in several different divisions to participants from Grade 1 to Grade 12. The top participants win an "all expenses paid" trip to compete at the Canada Wide Science Fair in Regina, Saskatchewan. Our region consists of Public and Catholic School Boards in the Peterborough, Lindsay, and Clarington areas, as well as Private Schools and home schoolers> The cost for a student to enter their project is $10.00, or $15.00 for a project presented by two students. For more information about the fair please visit www.peterboroughsciencefair.com

Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band at Market Hall
Apr
11
8:00 pm20:00

Jethro Tull's Martin Barre Band at Market Hall

For the past five years Martin has toured the world with his own band to play the “classic” music from the Jethro Tull catalogue, and also many new tracks written by Martin from his albums AWAY WITH WORDS and ORDER OF PLAY, plus his latest album, BACK TO STEEL.

For 43 years Martin Barre was the renowned guitarist of Jethro Tull, and his role in the band cannot be overestimated. Bruce Eder wrote on allmusic.com, “His playing has provided much of the energy that allows the band to soar on record and in concert.” His unique sound and style contributed enormously to their success, which includes several chart topping albums, eleven gold and five platinum albums, a Grammy Award for CREST OF A KNAVE in 1988, and album sales exceeding 60 million units. Tull continues to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin's guitar playing has earned him respect and recognition; he's been voted among the best ever in the USA and in the UK for his playing on “Aqualung.” Beyond numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has plied those award-winning chops with many other distinguished artists, including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Joe Bonamassa and Chris Thompson. He has shared a stage with such legends as Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.

Redoubtable drummer George Lindsay, alongside super songwriter and bass player Alan Thomson form the core of Martin's accomplished band, with vocals performed by the talented and distinctive Dan Crisp. All members are committed to giving the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years with a few surprises along the way.

Regular Table Seats: $45 plus fees
VIP Table Seats: $75 plus fees*

*VIP tickets includes access to pre-show meet & greet with Martin Barre, complimentary refreshments and a poster signed by Martin Barre!


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Meditation For Men
Apr
11
12:30 pm12:30

Meditation For Men

Suitable for beginners and practicing meditators

Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

at Seeds of Change

Donations welcome

Facilitator: Mark W. Finnan

Mark has practiced and taught meditation for many years to people of all walks of life.

In addition to his training in meditation, his background as an actor and writer has given him insightinto the creative benefits of attuning to a place of peace and stillness within the self. While he presents meditation in a generic form as a means of stress reduction and health enhancement, he encourages individuals to adapt the process to conform to their own ideologies, philosophical or religious, as needed.

His class covers: Self-activated physical relaxation, degrees of relaxation, breathing exercises to aid relaxation, mental focusing exercises, focusing on peace inducing imagery, personal choices, gaining 

and retaining conscious awareness of self-created peaceful inner state, relating the achieved inner state to outer personal circumstances, re-energizing the body to its normal functioning, and stretching exercises.


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The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun"
Apr
10
7:00 pm19:00

The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun"

Come sing with 3 Alarm Choir
Monday evening, April 10th, 2017

Let's give SPRING a rousing welcome!

  • WHERE: The Junction, 257 George St., Ptbo
  • WHEN: Monday, April 10. Come early for dinner, or arrive at 7:00 to get your beverage & a perfect spot. 7:15 warm-up song. 7:30 "Here Comes the Sun" begins
  • COMMITMENT: $5.00 and a smile. We welcome Canadian currency (change available, and we LOVE fivers) or Kawartha Loons (exact change). 
  • HOW IT WORKS: You get lyrics (no sheet music) & sing the low, medium or high part, your choice.

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Apr
9
1:00 pm13:00

Kiwanis Afternoon Progrssive Euchres

SUNDAY KIWANIS AFTERNOON PROGRSSIVE EUCHRES,  in support of the 'New' Peterborough Hospice, are APRIL 9th and April 16that 1 PMin the lounge of Delta Bingo and Gaming located at 1019 Clonsilla Avenue (beside the Jack McGee dealership).  $10.00 entry and $2.00 for Lone Hands.  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Lone Hands. Optional 50/50. Please phone Sandra for further informaton: 705-750-8137.

The Kiwanis Club of Scott's Plains has pledged $12,500.00 to purchase equipment and furnishing for the new Hospice Peterborough Paediatric Room for youth and families. Your Participation in the Kiwanis Progressive Euchre Tournaments helps fund our pledge.


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7th Annual Kawartha Spring Bridal Show
Apr
9
11:00 am11:00

7th Annual Kawartha Spring Bridal Show

The Kawartha Spring Bridal Show is returning to The Venue this Sunday, April 9th for its seventh year. The Venue announced today that they will have over 25 local vendors and over $5,000 in prizes donated by the 2017 sponsors. The event will include a fashion show featuring gowns from Antoinette Bridal Boutique, suits from Moores Clothing, and model hair and makeup provided by Euphoria Wellness Spa. 

The prizes include a $1,500 Honeymoon Travel Voucher from Carlson Wagonlit Travel to be used towards any travel with them including departures from the Peterborough Airport, $1,500 towards a wedding dress from Antoinette Bridal Boutique, a Wedding Day Bride Package from Euphoria Wellness Spa, and a Reception Hall Rental from The Venue. Many more door prizes from the Bridal Show Vendors will also be up for grabs. 

Catia Skinner, CEO of the Kawartha Entertainment Group Inc., owner of The Venue, has also announced that they will be donating 10% of the proceeds from the ticket sales to the Easter Seals Peterborough. “The Kawartha Entertainment Group Inc. is a strong supporter of giving back to the community. The Easter Seals Telethon is an important fundraising event for us because of their commitment to helping children and youth with physical disabilities,” says Catia. “With the Telethon being the same day as the Kawartha Spring Bridal Show this year, we wanted to still help support Easter Seals kids and their families in a special way.”  

Tickets are $10 each for this all ages event and they are available in advance at The Venue, Antoinette Bridal Boutique, and online at peterborough.snapd.com

Date:             Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time:              11 AM to 4 PM
Location:       The Venue - 286 George St. N, Peterborough, ON K9J 3H2


Event Timeline:

11 AM – Doors open at The Venue
2:30 PM – Fashion Show 

3:30 PM – Grand prize and door prize draws


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Easter Seals Telethon
Apr
9
10:00 am10:00

Easter Seals Telethon

Easter Seals Ontario is counting down the days until April 9 when we’ll host the 34th Annual Easter Seals Telethon in Peterborough! 

Enjoy watching local celebrities and radio hosts, meet our corporate sponsors and Easter Seals kids as they work together to support children with physical disabilities.

For details, contact Coralie Jacobs at 705.761.4159 or cjacobs@easterseals.org.

OPIRG 40th Anniversary Celebration
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

OPIRG 40th Anniversary Celebration

Hello OPIRG Peterborough members and contributors past and present!
Cheers to 40 years of activism in the Peterborough community. OPIRG Peterborough is celebrating its 40th anniversary on April 8th at Sadleir House from 6pm-9pm. It is our pleasure to invite you to celebrate our rich, diverse, and important history with us.

If you are planning to attend, please RSVP via this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScsBPJQRNUeuXeYfuQO3RIlJ_oLpQEnc5ruF1nU4DmeGrqlJA/viewform?c=0&w=1

More info about the event can be found on our facebook page; https://www.facebook.com/events/1911107982468090/

We are looking forward to seeing you on April 8th

Pilgrimage
Apr
8
1:00 pm13:00

Pilgrimage

Saturday April 8th, 1-4 pm  

Starting and ending at Seeds of Change

A chance to explore justice, spirituality and community while walking together in downtown Peterborough. There will be opportunities to 

sing, pray, learn, walk, and meet new friends 

while experiencing the Peterborough 

community in a new way. We’ll walk mostly 

on paths and sidewalks - about 3 km total.

Everyone welcome - including people of all faith traditions and none.

Register: #705-874-3553 info@seedsofchangeptbo.org


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Masterclass TSO’s Principal Flute Nora Shulman
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Masterclass TSO’s Principal Flute Nora Shulman

Saturday April 8th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, The Kawartha Youth Orchestra will host a 

Flute Masterclass in ‘The Gathering Room’ at The Mount Community,

1545 Monaghan Road, in Peterborough. Admission is $15 for adults and $5 for students.       

One hour private lessons in the afternoon of April 8th with Nora can be arranged by contacting Ann Millen at (705) 927-0768.


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Wild Rock Spring Bike and Gear Swap
Apr
8
10:00 am10:00

Wild Rock Spring Bike and Gear Swap

Our Spring Bike and Gear Swap is coming up! This is your chance to shop for a great deal on a used bike, cycling gear, as well as camping and paddling gear! Looking to sell some used gear? Bring in your gear Mon April 3 - Fri Apr 7 to sell for 100% store credit or 80% cash. Join us for our Spring Gear Swap Sat April 8th 10am in our back parking lot. Please note - cash only accepted.


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Giant Tiger Peterborough Grand Opening
Apr
8
8:00 am08:00

Giant Tiger Peterborough Grand Opening

Join us for a roaring good time at our Giant Tiger Peterborough grand opening! 

Join us for the FUN and the SAVINGS

· Charitable BBQ: The Warming Room 10am - 2pm
· Giant Tiger charitable giving donation: Peterborough Youth Services
· Appearances by Friendly, the Giant Tiger
· Promotional giveaways
· Gift card giveaways
· Giant Value meatball sampling: Personal Touch Catering 10am - 2pm
· Tiger Face painting 10am - 2pm
· Strolling entertainment by Cowguy Brian 10am-1pm
· Gift baskets & email acquisition 10am - 2pm


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Meditation For Men
Apr
4
12:30 pm12:30

Meditation For Men

Suitable for beginners and practicing meditators

Tuesday April 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

at Seeds of Change

Donations welcome

Facilitator: Mark W. Finnan

Mark has practiced and taught meditation for many years to people of all walks of life.

In addition to his training in meditation, his background as an actor and writer has given him insight

into the creative benefits of attuning to a place of peace and stillness within the self. While he presents meditation in a generic form as a means of stress reduction and health enhancement, he encourages individuals to adapt the process to conform to their own ideologies, philosophical or religious, as needed.

His class covers: Self-activated physical relaxation, degrees of relaxation, breathing exercises to aid relaxation, mental focusing exercises, focusing on peace inducing imagery, personal choices, gaining 

and retaining conscious awareness of self-created peaceful inner state, relating the achieved inner state to outer personal circumstances, re-energizing the body to its normal functioning, and stretching exercises.


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Free Tax Preparation Clinic
Apr
4
12:00 pm12:00

Free Tax Preparation Clinic

Students in Fleming College’s Business Administration – Accounting program are participating in the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program by hosting free tax preparation clinics for eligible individuals.

To be eligible for the free clinics, individuals must have a simple tax situation and meet the suggested family income level - $30,000 per individual; $40,000 per couple/family; and $35,000 for individuals with a dependent. Please note, the student volunteers will not prepare returns for individuals who are self-employed or have capital gains or losses. To view full eligibility requirements, visit www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/nd-eng.html

The tax clinics will be located in the Galleria (B3200) at Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough. 

For more information, contact Shelly York, Coordinator, Business Administration – Accounting program, at shelly.york@flemingcollege.ca.


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Green Waste Collection Begins
Apr
3
6:00 am06:00

Green Waste Collection Begins

Green waste must be in paper yard waste bags, bushel baskets or a garbage bin labeled with the City “Green Waste” stickers. These stickers are available at City Hall, Peterborough GreenUP and local Home Hardware stores free of charge. Please note that plastic bags will not be accepted.

Securely tie brush in bundles up to 1 m or 3 feet in length and 30 cm or 12 inches in diameter, weighing no more than 22 kg or 50 lbs.

For more information, visit the City of Peterborough's Waste Management Services website.


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