August Events

The Antique sales on the lawn of the Brome Historical Society are a fantastic chance to touch and buy the rich historical treasures of the Victorian heritage. Everything from bintage furniture, to original arts and crafts can be found during the Knowlton Antique Sale and the permanent antique dealers in the area are definitely worth a visit!

August 19th
Antiques & Arts Show
The lovely Museum grounds are full of unique antiques and wonderful crafts as the annual Antique and Craft Market turns the weekend in Knowlton into a magic trip through history via the incredible collection of fantatsical and forgotten articles from yesteryear. The annual Antique Sale in Knowlton is a popular event and when the week-end weather co-operates it cretaes an old fashioned Victorian atmosphere in the town that cannot be beat! While visiting the Antique Fair make time to visit the permanent Antique Stores in Knowlton on the main street not far from the Museum. The Musuem grounds are at 130 Lakeside, kitty corner from the Star Café, and the show is on the lawn from 10am to 4pm.

Exciting events  in August

August 5
Brome County Agricultural Society annual beef and pork BBQ 5 – 8 p.m. at Brome Fairgrouds. Dancing afterward to Desert Heat. Adults: $12, children: 6 – 12 yrs: $6. Tickets & info: 450-242-EXPO

Every Saturday throughout the summer the Town of Lac Brome (Knowlton) will be presenting a Farmer’s Market. Fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, smoked fish, homemade pies and fresh cut flowers will be offered in an outdoor market environment. The Market will be located at 48 Maple Street in Knowlton and will run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday. See you there!

August 5
Brome County Agricultural Society annual beef and pork BBQ
5 – 8 p.m. at Brome Fairgrouds. Dancing afterward to Desert Heat. Adults: $12, children: 6 – 12 yrs: $6. Tickets & info: 450-242-EXPO

Mental-health and well being support group meeting held at United Church, 234 Knowlton Rd., Knowlton, 2 p.m. Having difficulty coping? Not sure how to support someone suffering from mental illness? Or maybe you just want to be more informed? Info. (450) 2430928 or pleasantvalley@sympatico.ca

Children’s storytelling hour Brome Lake Books hosting another in its series of popular storytelling hours for children on Saturday August 5 at 11 a.m. Children of all ages are welcome and we have a special surprise guest! For more information please call 450-242-2242 or drop by Brome Lake Books 264 Knowlton road, Knowlton.

August 6
Country music fundraising jamboree (2 p.m. – 9 p.m.) and BBQ (4 p.m. – 6 p.m.) at the Forand Park in Fitch Bay on Sunday, August 6, with performances by well-known local artists and guest stars. Proceeds go to “A Salute to Quebec Seniors”. Admission: $10, which includes hot dog, or hamburger – & drink.Salamander Summer Day camps begin at Legion Community Centre, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 450-242-2020.

Antique and craft market sale at Brome County Museum, 130 Lakeside, Knowlton on Sunday, August 6, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Spaces available. Call: 450-2436782.

Knowlton Harmony Band Sunday afternoon concert at Mill Pond (Coldbrook Park), Knowlton, 3 p.m. If raining, at Knowlton United Church.

August 12
Annual Lamb and Turkey fundraising BBQ Holy Trinity Church, 218 Iron Hill Road, Iron Hill, Quebec. Cocktails start 5 p.m., Dinner is served starting at 6 p.m.. Tickets as follows: Adults $20 Children 6-12 years $12. Information: Douglas Hall (450) 263-2579 Heather Hall (450) 263-5634 Lena Roberts (450) 243-0291
August 19
Rent-a-table flea market Dunham United Church, Sat. August 19th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Held outdoors only. In case of rain, event will be cancelled. To rent a table or reserve space call Barbara: 450-295-2348

August 26
SPCA adoption day in Knowlton on Saturday, August 26, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. at Mill Pond Park. About 20 great dogs of all sizes and ages plus some cats for you to meet, socialize with, and perhaps adopt. Here’s a chance to learn more about the SPCA Monteregie and all the various ways in which you can help the unwanted animals of the world.VOLUNTEERS ALSO NEEDED FOR THE DAY: 450-242-2892

Pork and beef BBQ hosted by the Karnak Shriners “ET Club Estrie.” Thirsty Boot, 25 Bolton Pass. Supper around 5:30 p.m. Evening of music and dancing. Adults: $20, kids 5 – 12, $8. Tickets at the Boot or Leslie Hastie 450-243-0903. Proceeds to benefit the Shriners Club.

Arts
Expostition of Fabric Art & Photographs
The works of Rosemary Sullivan. Ongoing from August 4th to August 30th. The Vernissage will be held Sunday August 6 from 2pm – 5pm at the Dunham Public Library. For more information call 450-295-2273.

Exhibition of Watercolors
Florals, landscapes and equine art pieces by local artist Rhonda Price at the Brome Countru Historical Museum, 130 Lakeside Street in Knowlton from 10am to 5 pm. Ongoing from August 12th – August 20th.

See works by artisits involved in the 2006 Tour des Arts
Artists whose works will be displayed at Arts Knowlton include Gary Matthews from Aug. 8 – 19 and Louise-Andree Roberge from Aug. 22 – Sept. 2.

The BCHS Museum, 130 Lakeside, will exhibit works of Gerarrl Schwartz, Aug. 5 and 6.

Exhibition of Tour des Arts members’ works at Arts Knowlton, June 24 – July 8. All works are for sale. Part of the sales will go to Arts Knowlton. Open at the same time as the theatre. Info 242-2270.

The photography of Stansje Plantenga will be exhibited at Pettes Library, 276 Knowlton Rd., from Aug 1 – 31.

Myth and Symbol by France Clavet, original oils and Giclee prints at Galerie Charmante, 1182 Macey Rd., Sutton, July through until Sept. 24. Open Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. and by appointment. 538-0989 or www.galeriecharmante.com

Local Theatre
Summer 2006, Theatre Lac-Brome presents:

Stones in his pockets by Marie Jones, on Aug. 1, 4, 9, 12, 17, 22 and 25

Radio Gals by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick on Aug. 2,
5, 10, 15, 18, 23 and 26;
Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott on Aug. 3, 8, 11, 16, 19 and 24;

Honky Tonk Blue with Laura Teasdale and Ralph Steiner, on Aug. 31 at 2 p.m.; Sept. 1, 2 and 3 at 8 p.m.

God’s Troubadour highlighting the special magic of St. Francis of Assissi, written and directed by Laura Teasdale, and starring Danielle Desormeau will be performed beside the Mill Pond in Knowlton, Aug. 1, 3, 9, 11, 17 and 19.

Call 450-242-2270 for reservations.

Local Music
Free concerts featuring the Arion Ensemble at the Old Brick Church, West Brome will be held July 8 at 8 p.m. and July 9 at 11 1 a.m and 3 p.m.

The Brome Lake Concert Ensemble will perform at the gazebo, Coldbrook Park on July 19 from 6 – 7 p.m.

The Big Brome Fair
Come celebrate one of the oldest and most prestigious agricultural fairs in Eastern North America! The Brome Fairgrounds come alive with a midway, music concerts, animal shows and awards, agricultural events, demonstrations and good old fashioned carnival fun as the Brome Fair turns Knowlton into the center of the universe! Come out with the whole family and experience the ultimate end-of-summer experience known as the Big Brome Fair!
Celebrating the Big Brome Fair

Every Saturday in August in Knowlton, Lac Brome throughout the summer the Town of Lac Brome (Knowlton) holds a Farmer’s Market where fresh vegetables, fruits, cheeses, smoked fish, homemade pies and fresh cut flowers will be offered in an outdoor market environment. The Market will be located at 48 Maple Street in Knowlton and will run from 10am to 1pm every Saturday. See you there for coffee and goodies!

Arts & Literature

August 9th – 11th
Brome Beaux Arts
Performance by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Thursday, Friday: 8:00 p.m.; Saturday: 11:00 a.m.; Sunday: 5:00 p.m. Admission with membership card or $30.00 per person. Information: (450) 263-2346

August 7th – 20th
Francine Denault Exhibit
All the works presented are available for sale, a portion of which goes to Arts Knowlton. Open during Theatre hours. Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Information: Theatre Lac Brome or (450) 242-2270

August 11th
Book Signing
Mr. Hermann Gruenwald, Montreal author and businessman, will be signing his autobiography “After Auschwitz” at Brome Lake Books on Sunday August 12 between 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM . Information at Brome Lake Books, 264 Knowlton Road. Info: 450-242-2242 or blb@b2b2c.ca

Lovers of Golf can find many golf courses in the Eastern Townships. With courses for all skill levels and budgets there is a course waiting for you near Knowlton or in Bromont! Stay tuned for our upcoming golf review coming in August!

August 15th – 20th
Rhonda Price Watercolors Exhibit
An exhibit of Rhonda Price watercolors takes place at the Centennial Building in lovely downtown Lac Brome beside the Museum. 130 rue Lakeside. (450) 243-6782

August 24th – September 4th
Susan Pepler Exhibits
Popular artists Susan Pepler exposes her bright and colorful works at the Brome Lake Historical Society edifice. 130 rue Lakeside (450) 243-6782

August 30th – September 1st
Bowser & Blue
George Bowser and Rick Blue have been writing and performing music and comedy together since 1978. Colorectal Surgeons around the world are familiar with them through the song ‘Working Where the Sun Don’t Shine’, which was first heard on ‘Madly Off In All Directions’ in 1997. This talented due is coming to Lac Brome with an all new show! Aug. 30,31 & Sept. 1 only.

Music
August 12th
Concert In The Park
Big band sounds played for your enjoyment in Coldbrook Park in the center of the village. Presented by The Knowlton Harmony Band. One hour free concert at 3:00 p.m.

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Film & Theatre
Theatre
August 7th, 11th, 16th, 21st, 24th
Bouyant Billions
Written by Bernard Shaw ‘A Comedy of No Manners’… The wit and caustic sensibility of Shaw in which his social criticisms have never been more amusingly presented. Presented by Theatre Lac Brome at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: (450) 242-2270

August 9th, 14th, 17th, 22nd, 25th
Star Quality
Written by Noël Coward Based on a short story by Coward, and adapted for the stage by Christopher Luscombe, the antics behind the scenes during the preparation of a theatrical performance will tickle your fancy as only Noël Coward can do. Presented by Theatre Lac Brome at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: (450) 242-2270

Cinema Series at Arts Knowlton
Yes we have big-screen movies in Knowlton! Perhaps not as regular as the Princess Theatre in Cowansville but certainly our venue has better seats! Come see movies on the big screen with your friends and neighbours the way people did before DVD players and cable TV drive wedges through the social fabric of our generation! The golden age of cinema can be yours right here in lovely Lac Brome. Make your Sunday nights into a romantic event…see a movie and smuggle in your Licorice so you feel a little wild! Tickets are only $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Showings at the comfy Arts Knowlton at 9 Mount Echo Road. Call 450-242-2270.

August 5th at 7pm
Wah Wah
Drama directed by Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I). During the last gasp of the British Empire in Swaziland, South East Africa, in 1969, 11-year-old Ralph witnesses his mother’s adultery with his father’s best friend. His parents divorce and Ralph is sent to boarding school.

His father, Harry, not only loses his wife and best friend, but also his position as Minister of Education with the coming of Independence, prompting his rapid descent into alcoholism. Now 14, Ralph returns home to discover that his father has re-married an ex-air “hostess” named Ruby whom his father has known all of six weeks.

As round a peg as you could find in this square holed society, Ruby ridicules the petty snobbery of the restless colonials whose chief amusements are gin, adultery, and their foppish slang of “toodle-pip” and “hobbly-jobbly” — that Ruby identifies as sounding like “Wah-Wah.” Although Ralph is initially wary of Ruby, he bonds with her as his father’s drinking escalates and becomes dangerously out of control. It’s this chaos that stokes Ralph’s inner turmoil, and eventually forges his creative mind.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Gabriel Byrne, Emily Watson, Julie Walters, Miranda Richardson

August 19th at 7pm
Tsotsi
Art Film / Crime
A drama tracing six days in the lonely, violent life of Tsotsi (meaning “thug”), a ruthless, young gang leader. Bolstered by his small crew of social rejects–a failed teacher, a dim-witted heavy, and a cold-blooded assassin–Tsotsi refuses to think further ahead than the raids of the coming night.

But when an impromptu car jacking results in the accidental kidnapping of an infant, Tsotsi comes to care for the child and begins to gradually rediscover his humanity, dignity, and capacity to love.

Starring: Presley Chweneyagae, Mothusi Magano, Kenneth Nkosi, Zenzo Ngqobe, Terry Pheto

Residents of Lac Brome are used to seeing young deer springing through the bushes and grases in Summer. Drivers need to be cautious at all times as there are many deer who can get dis-oriented when they get into residential areas.

Friday August 8th HOT PICK!
Angel Forrest
Back By Popular Demand! Angel played in June in Knowlton and it was a fantastic show by all accounts! Things got so hot they had to bring her back for more! August 8th the Knowlton Pub is pleased to have Angel Forrest back again featuring an intimate evening of music.

Angel Forrest was nominated in three categories for the 2007 Lys Blues prizes, which are “Blues artist of the year”, “Best performance”, and “Best show”. Her musicians Denis Coulombe (guitar), Rob MacDonald (guitar) and Sylvain Coulombe (drums) are also nominated in the “Best musical performance of the year” category. Following a successful string of sold out shows in Quebec, Angel toured Ontario from March 27 to April 14 in support of “Here For You”. Don’t miss a chance to catch her live back home here in Brome at the Knowlton Pub!

Check out the official Angel Forrest Webpage for more information and songs from the powerful artist.

The Knowlton Pub, right downtown in Knowlton, features great food and entertainment on a regular basis. One of the more popular places in Knowlton this evening of music featuring one of our local Superstars will surely be a big hit! The Knowlton Pub is right Downtown…if you don’t know where it is…ask anyone…we all know it well!

The Knowlton Pub in August
Friday August 15th. Karaoke
Friday August 22nd. The Wickerman
Friday August 29th. Karaoke

The Knowlton Pub also has a very popular open Mike every Thursday night at 9 PM. pm. During the Bel Canto festival the Pub will be extending their dining hours on concert nights to accommodate patrons who wish to eat after the concert. They will also have a table d’hote featuring a ‘Rossini’ recipe during the Festival.

Antiques & Arts Show
The lovely Museum grounds are full of unique antiques and wonderful crafts as the annual Antique and Craft Market turns the weekend in Knowlton into a magic trip through history via the incredible collection of fantatsical and forgotten articles from yesteryear. The annual Antique Sale in Knowlton is a popular event and when the week-end weather co-operates it cretaes an old fashioned Victorian atmosphere in the town that cannot be beat! While visiting the Antique Fair make time to visit the permanent Antique Stores in Knowlton on the main street not far from the Museum. The Musuem grounds are at 130 Lakeside, kitty corner from the Star Café, and the show is on the lawn from 10am to 4pm.

The Hot days of August are perfect for a picnic! What could be more fun during the Dog Days of Summer than a couple of Hot Dogs! The fresh local corn is succulant and sweet and many roadside kiosks sell the corn at a great price! Add a hot veggie-dog on a baguatte and you have a perfect Summer treat!

August 10th -31st
Knowlton Gallery Special Show
Knowlton’s favorite downtown gallery presents a spotlight on artist Desmond Senior’s paintings and Isabelle d’Hauterive’s unique figurines. Sunday, August 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., the artists will be present. Galerie Knowlton, 285, ch. Knowlton. Information: 450-242-1666.

August 1st -31st
Ingrid Bird Art Show
Invited artist Ingrid Bird shows her collages. Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.

August 15th – 17th
Lorna Kinsella
Painting Exhibition Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782
Theatre
August 5th, 8th, 14th, 16th
Dik & Mitzi
The Dik & Mitzi “ANNIVERSARY SHOW” New Vaudeville Song, Dance, Tap, Slapstick … sheer joy and entertainment. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

August 2nd, 7th, 12th, 15th, 21st, 22nd
Let’s Be Frank
Ricky Blue is Frank Sinatra as he performs songs from the great American songbook made popular by old “Blue Eyes” himself. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

August 3rd, 8th, 10th, 14th, 17th, 19th
Woodswalker
By Laura Teasdale. An outdoor performance based on an historic tale from Brome County. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

August 28th – 30th
Bowser & Blue, Terry Mosher & Josh Freed: The Four Anglos
The Four Anglos Present: “The 25th Century Belongs to Canada” .
Anyone who has lived in Quebec for longer than 6 months has certainly heard the names Mosher, Freed and Bowser and Blue! Mosher is the renowned Gazette cartoonist and author, Freed has been a writer and columnist for decades and Bowser and Blue are some of the funniest commedians and satirical songwriters ever produced in Quebec!

We are lucky to be treated to an evening of live entertainment with all four of these crusty characters in one place, none other than our own Knowlton Theatre!

The show, starring Ricky Blue, George Bowser, Josh Freed and Terry Mosher is a A multimedia mixture of songs, satire and cartoons. Get your tickets soon because this sort of quality talent in one place at one time is a rare treat and we’re lucky to have it here!

Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

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