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Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel

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Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel :: Wire Service Media

New middle grades novel set in the Quebec Eastern Townships is inspired by a well-known Knowlton store dog named P.J. The author, Morri Mostow, will return to Knowlton to launch her book where it is set, in Knowlton, at Brome Lake Books, on October 1 at 3 p.m

Knowlton’s Famous Store Dog Comes Alive in New Novel :: Wire Service Media

Morri Mostow will launch her first novel, P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, at Brome Lake Books on Saturday, October 1, at 3 p.m.

The novel, for children 9 to 13, features P.J., the well-known dog who greeted visitors to the England Hill store that once graced the top of the hill on Lakeside Rd.

The author’s friendship with store owners Jean McLeod and her mother, the late Audrey Nevins McLeod, inspired the book’s main characters. Long-time Knowlton residents may enjoy recognizing themselves or others in this thinly veiled roman à clef, set in a fictional Brome Lake, called “Brine Lake.”

“Fond memories of my years in Knowlton compelled me to write this book, and launch it here,” says Mostow. “The story weaves magic into the tale of a spunky 11-year-old girl who struggles to keep a rescued dog against her mother’s wishes. It also pays tribute to Knowlton’s recent past, when the town celebrated its Victorian heritage with an annual dog pageant and games.”

Brome Lake Books is located at 30 Chemin Lakeside in Knowlton (Lac Brome), Quebec.

Morri Mostow now lives with her author/songwriter husband, Doug Long, their two cats and assorted wildlife, on one of British Columbia’s Gulf Islands. She is co-owner of BizNet Communications, and founder and publisher of Fictive Press.

Fictive Press publishes ebooks and print-on-demand books. It has published 14 titles since 2012, including the 2014 National Jewish Book Awards Finalist Tucson Jo, an historical novel by international bestselling author Carol Matas.

To request a PDF review copy of P.J. le Pooch & the Magic Sketchbook, or to arrange an author interview, contact:

Morri Mostow, Publisher, FictivePress.com
publish@fictivepress.com
Twitter: @FictivePress
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fictivepress
Blog: http://fictivepress.blogspot.com/

Townshippers’ Day 2015 in Brome

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The Town of Brome Lake and Brome Village are joining forces with Townshippers’ Association to host the 36th edition of Townshippers’ Day on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Brome Fairgrounds!

Under the theme ‘Strong Roots, Growing Together,’ join us in celebrating the creativity, heritage, and vitality of the English-speaking community of the historical Eastern Townships at this bilingual family-friendly cultural festival and information fair!

For over three decades the exhibits and all-ages entertainment of Townshippers’ Day, affectionately dubbed T-Day, has attracted some 2,000 visitors from across the region. This year’s festival of friendship will showcase music and dance, activities and artisans, delicious fare and fun for all ages, types and tastes. In celebration of Brome’s history, a bus tour will transport visitors between the Brome County Historical Society and the T-Day festival site to enjoy even more activities at both sites.

This Photo is from the 1981 Hatley Quebec event. More good times available for all who attend this year! Photo and info courtesy of Townshippers Association Website. See more photos at their website: http://www.tday.ca/fr/photo-video/

This Photo is from the 1981 Hatley Quebec event. More good times available for all who attend this year! Photo and info courtesy of Townshippers Association Website. See more photos at their website: http://www.tday.ca/fr/photo-video/

T-Day’s booths give artisans, business and educational groups as well as community and heritage groups an ideal opportunity to share products and information while meeting with thousands of Townshippers, English and French. Please don’t wait until the last minute to register as space is limited!

For the latest information on the Townshippers’ Day festivities or for details on how to volunteer or register to exhibit, visit www.tday.ca or contact Kate Holbrook at Townshippers’ Association’s Montérégie-East office, 450-242-4421 (toll free 1-877-242-4421) or kw@townshippers.org.  See you there!

Townshippers’ Association is a non-partisan, non-profit community organization serving the Eastern Townships English-speaking community. Contact www.townshippers.org; ta@townshippers.org; 257 Queen, Lennoxville (819-566-5717; 1-866-566-5717) or 584 Knowlton Road, Knowlton (450-242-4421; 1-877-242-4421).

December Events

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December Ice When the snow storms have passed and the sun peeks out from over The Glen we can sometimes be treated to icicles forming on the fragile fingers of the naked hedges along the fences and fields of Lac Brome. Delicate patterns are created turning the frozen branches into what appears to be glistening angel wings draped over the trees.

December 2nd
Santa Claus Christmas Parade
2006 Santa Claus Parade in Lac Brome
The traditional and much-loved parade through the streets of Knowlton featuring decorated floats, firetrucks, horses, clowns and all sort of Christmas fun that is very popular with kids of all ages. The parade usually starts around 1 p.m. and winds from Victoria street to Lakeside and down to Knowlton Road. The long parade route means a great vantage point can be found anywhere in town. There is free hot chocolate outside of Le Relais in the heart of Knowlton. The Santa Claus parade is sponsored by the Knowlton Lion’s Club. A tradition for the young and young-at-heart. Kids can meet Santa after the parade.

Official lighting of the Christmas Lights
The Knowlton Festival of Lights is officialy “turned-on” with the official ceremony and lighting of the town’s Chritmas lights taking place. Everyone is invited for some hot-chocolate and ginger-bread cookies to be distributed at the brightly lit gazebo in Coldbrook Park. Starts at 4:30 after the Santa Claus Parade.

December 9th
Brome County Historical Society Pre-Christmas Bake Sale
Pick up some tasty treats to better enjoy the holidays! Nothing says Christmas by homemade goodies baked by some of the finest cooks of the Eastern Townships! Sale starts at 10 a.m. at 130 Lakeside.

December 12th
Brome Lake Council presents the 2007 budget
The Mayor and elected offcials invite everyone to the presentation of the towns budget for 2007. The meeting is at the Legion Hall , 383 Knowlton Road starting at 7 p.m.
Ongoing In December
Knowlton on Ice
The wonderful outdoor skating rink in the center of the village of Knowlton is available for family skating. Enjoy the magic of winter outdoors in front of the charming Mill Pond. Christmas music will be playing turning the classic Christmas majesty of Christmas in the Eastern Townships into a Victorian winter wonderland. Bring your hot-chocolate and the whole family to ColdBrook Park on Lakeside near Knowlton Road.

December 27th
Christmas Fireworks Display (Tentative Event)
As part of the month long Festival of Lights the village is tentatively planning a fireworks display. Stay tuned for the official word on the display. If it does go ahead it will be a spectacular light show with the snowy trees and oce on the lake serving as a wintery canvas for the multi-colored lights. Bring a chair and a thermos of eggnog!

Literature, Fine Arts & Film
December 9th
The Life & Times of Terry Mosher
Book signing at Arts Knowlton.Author Terry Mosher presents his new book “The Life & Times of Terry Mosher”

Terry Mosher photo courtesy of www.banffcenter.caMore widely known as Aislin. Aislin is the nom de plume used by Terry Mosher. His daily politcal carttons and over 35 books have made him one of Quebec’s most recognized figures. His cartoons on the editorial page of the Gazette are thought to be the nastiest in Canada. His daily satirical cartoons can be found on the Montreal Gazette Aislin Page. Terry Mosher has colaborated with many great Quebec Writers and satrists to help define a political generation. A wonderful chance to meet a cultural icon who walks among us. Other Books By Terry “Aislin” Mosher
Photo courtesy banffcenter.ca
December 15th – 23rd
Susan Pepler’s painting exhibit
Author and journalist will be signing his new book “This is my Country, What’s Yours” and will be speaking at Arts Knowlton. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet and hear the thoughts of a wonderful Canadian writer.

Every Sunday in December
Meet local artists at Knowlton Gallery
Sunday December 2, 9, 16 & 23 will be the perfect time to visit the Knowlton Gallery at 285 Knowlton Road in the central village and meet artists and artisans who will be on-hand to present their art. More information 450-242-1666

Registration for Bishops University Knowlton Campus
January 4th, 5th and 8th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Winter semester will be starting soon and now is the time to register for the classes. There are credit courses offered such as: Drawing & Painting in Guatamala Art History, Drawing (Level 1, 2 and 3 ) Photography 2, Sculpture, Italian Language 2, and Opera(!). There are also non-credit courses offered like French Conversation and a round table fiction discussion. Nore information can be had by calling 450-242-1518.

Fall Cinema Series
Sunday December 3rd at 5 p.m.
at Theater Lac Brome in association with the Toronto International
Film Festival December 3rd: What the Bleep do we Know

Regular Movie Listings
7 PM at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont EchoTickets are $5, under three years of age free. 450-242-2270

Joyeux Noel L’absurdite de guerreDecember 17th: Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas) Nominated for Golden Globe for best Foreign Film of 2006 and for the Oscar of Best Foreign Film 2006.

December 1914. World War I is not even five months old, and already the high spirits with which it started are eroding. Generals and leaders still voice the opinion that it’s going to be a short war, but the men in the trenches doubt this. Yet, following days of bloodshed and in advance of a brutal struggle of attrition that will lead to millions of deaths, there is a brief respite when all truly is quiet on the Western Front. For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day in 1914, enemies ceased their hostilities and acted toward each other as comrades trapped in the midst of the ultimate, tragic absurdity. This story, based on true events, is what Joyeux Noel relates.

December 29th: L’avion.

December 30th: Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”

Knowlton Theater Theater Lac-Brome website

Local Music
December 9th & 10th
Theatre of Early Music Concerts
The Old Brick Church in West Brome. At 8 PM on Saturday and 11 AM & 3 PM on Sunday. Free admission

December 8th
Brome County Historical Society Bake Sale
With Christmas in the Eastern Townships right around the corner why not let someone else do all the baking for you! The BCHS is having their annual bake sale starting at 10 AM at the Museum at 10 Lakeside. There are always cakes, cookies, special Xmas goodies and unusual homemade treats to buy for the holidays!

The St. Eduard School is also having a Christmas Sale from 10AM to 4PM at the school on Knowlton Road. Another chance to do some homegrown shopping without driving to the mall!

December 14th
Club de la Bonne Humeur
Those hilarious and happy folks of the good humor club are back at it again having their annual Christmas supper and dance. The event starts at 5:30 PM and for more info you can contact 450-243-1012.

December 15th
Christmas Bird Count
The annual tradition of the Audobon Societies Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday December 15th in Lac Brome. Volunteer bird counters all over North America will be collecting data to help researchers understand and maintain a database of bird activity. Last year there were over 3.50 million of our little feathered friends counted by close to 12,000 volunteers in Canada. The history of the bird count dates to 1900 when scientist Frank Chapman decided to take his friends out for a hunt…but instead of a traditional shoot-to-kill hunt he instead led his group into the forest to count and record the different species. 107 years later the Christmas Bird Count is still going strong! For more ino on the Brome Lake Bird Count call Tom Moore at 450-539-3336 or visit the Audobon website at www.adobon.org/bird/cbc

December 25th
Merry Christmas Brome Lake!
God give you blessings at Christmas time;
Stars for your darkness, sun for your day,
Light on the path as you search for the Way,
And a mountain to climb.
God grant you courage this coming year,
Fruit for your striving, friends if you roam,
Joy in your labor, love in your home,
And a summit to clear.

A Christmas Poem by Myra Scovel

December 28th
Christmas Fireworks Display
Winter Fireworks in Knowlton!As part of the month long Festival of Lights the village is planning their second annual winter fireworks display. The show is simply spectacular as the fireworks light up the village sky and sparkle over the ColdBrook Park. Last year’s fireworks were a huge success and the streets were full of people who braved the chilly temperatures to see the show. It is rare to see fireworks so close to the village and it is really a fantastic show as the fireworks are set to music. Bring a chair and a thermos of eggnog! See The 2006 Winter Fireworks

Art, Music & Literature

December 2nd – December 31st
Christmas Small Formats Show
The Knowlton Gallery is having a special show and sale until December 31st, 2007 featuring paingintgs, sculptures and other original works in a smaller format. Perfect for gifts and those of us on smaller budgets the Small Formats show is a great chance to own some unique pieces at an affordable price. The Gallery is in downtown Knowlton at 285 Knowlton Road. The Gallery was recently chosen as the prize winner in the Arts & Culture category of the Brome-Missisquoi Gala of Excellence.

December 27th
Theatre Lac Brome “Snow Ball”
A gala fundraiser will take place on Thursday December 27th at the Brome Lake Community Center on Victoria Street in Knowlton. The popular Knowlton theatre is raising funds to help with their upcoming productions…they will also be announcing the 2008 theatre program at the gala. Come and support the local arts community and their continuing efforts to bring us some wonderful comedies, dramas and musicals. Tickets for the event are only $150 and all net proceeds will go to support the theatre. For more information and tickets call Martha Fielding at 450-243-1425.

December 15th – Dec 22nd
Sutton Gallery Christmas Sale
Buy your Christmas gifts at Arts Sutton Gallery! This year, Arts Sutton is transforming one of its two annual members’ shows into a Christmas Market where all the works exhibited will be small, and prices will not go over $200. Some 30 artists from Sutton and the region have confirmed that they will be participating in this Exhibition and sale, which will include paintings, watercolours, pastels, ink drawings, digital prints, books, stained glass, sculptures, collages and mixed media. Some of the exhibitors are already well known to art lovers in the region, while others hope to make their first sale! The Sutton Gallery is extending its hours and will be open every day from December 13 – 22, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show will continue after the Christmas break, from January 3 – 13, 2008. The Exhibition-Sale opens on Saturday, December 15 at 2 p.m. and everyone is welcome. Curator: Brigite Normandin. Arts Sutton is at 7 Academy in downtown Sutton, not far from Knowlton, and info can be had by calling 450-538-2563.

Not To Miss in December

Knowlton Festival of Lights
Ongoing in December with Weekly Events

“Downtown Knowlton will once again be transformed into an idyllic, magical winter wonderland with its streets and buildings lit by 3,000 m of energy saving LED lights”, said Andrea Reid, General Manager of the Chamber. “Knowlton will be lit up by more than 30,000 lights” she added.

The event has become an attraction for local families as well as for visitors throughout the whole winter season. During the course of the evening as well as on some special days, discreet holiday music will be played. The Chamber wishes good shopping to all visitors and residents alike.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Hydro Quebec, as well as the Town of Brome Lake and the hard working volunteers for assistance in installing all the lights and sharing in their warm community spirit during the winter months.

November Events

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November Shadows With the changing of the clocks and the shortening of they daylight hours we are blessed to see some incredible lighting which makes photography just fantastic in the open spaces of Brome Lake and the area of the Eastern Townships. This barn near the Duck Farm takes on a serene appearance with the long shadows of a fall afternoon in November.

November 6th
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Meeting
With special guest speaker Ted Barris the CBC radio and television host and author. The topic of this meeting is: Days of Victory: 60th Anniversary Edition. The event takes place at the Auberge Knowlton at 2 p.m.

November 11th
1st Knowlton Scouts/Venturers Chicken & Biscuit Dinner
Help support the local cubs and scouting movement as they raise funds for this years Canadian Jamboree in Quebec celebrationg the 100th anniversary of Scouting! Supper is from 5.pm to 7 p.m. and includes an Auction and many door prizes. There is a dance to follow featuring the muical stylings of Gary Darling. Tickets for adults are only $10 and kids from 5 to 15 and all veterans are only $5 to get in. Chicken and biscuits for a good cause…it doesn’t get much better than this!

November 12th
Rememberance Day Brunch
Hosted by the the Lions club takes place at the Knowlton Academy from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Support the Lions and our Veterans!

The proud history of Canadians who served during the two World Wars is part of the display at the Brome County Museum that celebrates the history of Knowlton and the Victorian heritage of the region. The Knowlton museum is a must-see for visitors and for residents who have never discovered the colorful history of our town.

Not To Miss in November

Knowlton Festival of Lights
Saturday, November 24
The official “Lights-On” of the 2007 Festival of Lights will take place at 4:00 pm at Coldbrook Park. The Mayor of the Town of Brome Lake, Mr. Richard Wisdom, will give the official launch command. Hot chocolate, mulled apple cider and cookies will be offered to the public in collaboration with La Vie Sucrée.

“Downtown Knowlton will once again be transformed into an idyllic, magical winter wonderland with its streets and buildings lit by 3,000 m of energy saving LED lights”, said Andrea Reid, General Manager of the Chamber. “Knowlton will be lit up by more than 30,000 lights” she added.

The event has become an attraction for local families as well as for visitors throughout the whole winter season. During the course of the evening as well as on some special days, discreet holiday music will be played. The Chamber wishes good shopping to all visitors and residents alike.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Hydro Quebec, as well as the Town of Brome Lake and the hard working volunteers for assistance in installing all the lights and sharing in their warm community spirit during the winter months.

November 15th
The optimist Club (Club de la Bonne Humeur)
Holds their monthly luncheon followed by a conference. The happy folks at the optimist club are also looking for a social dance teacher. If anyone can help out then please call 450-243-4109.

November 17th
Preteen dance
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Legion Community Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and helthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region.

November 21th
Meeting of the Sunflower Horticultural Society (Societe d’horticulture Tournesol)
The meeting will be held in Waterloo at Wilfred Leger Secondary School and features the guest speaker Chantal Ledoux, teacher and artist. Her subject is : wood inspiration. Come and be inspired! The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all members of the Horticultural Society and only $8 for non-members. For information call 450-539-2740.

November 5th
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Meeting
With special guest speaker Louise Penny, author and journalist. The topic of this meeting is: Murder for a Living: From CBC Host to Mystery Writer. The event takes place at the Auberge West Brome at 2 p.m.

November 11th
Remembrance Day
The annual ceremony to honor the brave soldiers who have stood up against the injustices of the world in conflict both past and present. The ceremony takes place at Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street.

The Lions Club is also holding a Remembrance Day Brunch in the Knowlton Academy from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.

November 17th
Flea Market
The popular flea market is back and now is a good chance to find some bargains for your Christmas shopping! The flea market will take place at the Brome Hall from 9am to 3pm. Get their early for the best choice of treasures and trinkets, you never know what you’ll find. There will be a bake table and refreshments and there are even still some tables to rent if you want to sell your items. Call 450-243-5742.
November 16 & 23
November 18 & 24
CPR and First Aid Courses.
Knowing CPR and basic First Aid are skills that can be invaluable to have. In the event of an accident or a household emergency to know the basics of resuscitation or basic first aid could actually help to save a life. We never know when something may happen and the best thing to do is to be prepared by knowing what to do! There will be two courses on CPR and First Aid each of two days taking place at the Brome Lake Center. The cost is only $95 for residents and advance registration is required. Call 450-242-2020.

November 20th
Meeting of the Sunflower Horticultural Society (Societe d’horticulture Tournesol)
The meeting will be held in Waterloo at Wilfred Leger Secondary School and features the guest speaker Lili-France Lemay, florist. Her subject is : Christmas decorations interior and exterior. Come and be inspired to deck your halls with more than just boughs of Holly! The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all members of the Horticultural Society and only $8 for nonmembers. For information call 450-539-2740.

November 21st
The optimist Club (Club de la Bonne Humeur)
The happy folks at the optimist club are holding their monthly luncheon at noon. For more information, including what to bring and what to wear and where to go call 450-243-1012.

November 23rd
Preteen dance
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Brome Lake Community Center on Victoria Street from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and healthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region for only $5. A very popular and fun event! Call 450-242-2020 for more information.

THURSDAY NOV. 29th
Brome Lake Action Plan Release
Residents are encouraged to be present for the release of the Teknika-HBA Brome Lake Action Plan which is finally ready after months of research and a reported cost of $150,000. Read More

November 29th
Baby-sitting Course
A baby-sitters training course will be held for children 11 years old and up. Learning responsible baby-sitting techniques can be helpful for a child to gain valuable work experience and responsibilities as they grow older. The sessions run from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. The registration fee is only $35 for residents and $70 for nonresidents. Please register as soon as possible by calling the Community Center at 450-242-2020.

November 23rd – 24th
Babysitting Course
A babysitters training course will be held for children 11 years old and up. Learning responsible babysitting techniques can be helpful for a child to gain valuable work experience and responsibilities as they grow older. The sessions run from 1 – 5 p.m. on both days. The registration fee is only $35 for residents and $70 for non-residents. Please register before November 10th at the Legion Community Center. For more information call 450-242-2020.
A dance for youth from grade four to secondary-one will be held at the Legion Community Center from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.. There will be a snack bar available. Safe and helthy fun for the youngsters of the Brome region.

November 9th
Book Launch & Signing
Knowlton author Harrison Yates will be launching his new book “The Knowlton Chronicles” at 6:00 p.m. at Galerie Knowlton, 285 Knowlton Road. Wine and nibbles will be served and it is sure to be a sparkling event. “See Knowlton, yourself, your friends and your foes through the eyes of a genuinely baffled and bewildered City Boy! Get the skinny on your neighbours, find out what really makes Knowlton tick and who did what to whom! The must-have stocking stuffer for everyone who has parents, aunts, uncles, children, nephews, nieces and pets who have lived here, who still do, who want to and who are thinking about moving to the country.”

RSVP Brome Lake Books, 264 Knowlton Road, Knowlton or by phone at 450-242-2242 or by e-mail at blb@b2b2c.ca

November 10th
Fund Raising Choir Evening
The chamber choir Tactus will be at the St. Simon Church in Abercorn presenting “O’Kosmos” a choir event directed by Francois Ouimet. The singins starts at 7 pm and the Church is at 9, rue des Eglises. Tickets are only $20 and proceeds will go to the Sutton/ Brome Lake Youth Center. For more information on this event call 450-242-1523 or 450-538-8138.

For more information about the Tactus Choir visit: www.tactus.ca

November 11th – December 9th
Sutton Gallery Exhibit
Arts Sutton Gallery announces the official opening of Ondoiements, an exhibition of some 30 recent works on paper and on canvas by artist Suzanne Dubuc. The show opens on Saturday, November 11 at 2 pm, with the artist in attendance. The exhibition continues until December 9, 2007. Read more about Suzanne Dubuc

November 17th – November 25th
Pottery Exhibit & Sale
Fans of local crafts will surely enjoy the pottery of local artists Robin Badger and Robert Chartier. The two potters are inviting everyone to their annual show and sale of recent works which is under the theme of Entertaining for the Holidays. Their studio will be open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm at their “Down to Earth Studio” located at 67 Bailey Road in West Bolton. For more information call 450-242-2836.

Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.

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Film & Theatre
Until November 11th
Knowlton Players presents the world premiere of “Chickasaw”
This spirited tale of love, larceny, war and patent medicines is played out against an historical incident that occurred during the American Civil War resulting in a political dilemma for the Canadian courts. The action takes place in Montreal and Frelighsburg, QC, as well as St. Albans, VT.

The story is adapted from the novel “Raid From Hell” by well-known Knowlton resident Don Davison. The stage play is by Roger de la Mare, with lyrics by Graham Hardman and music composed and directed by Donald Patriquin. Choreography is by Diane Cahill Yarmush, and costumes are by Linda Carey. John Rumsey, a destitute British solicitor, having been banished to Canada, ends up in Montreal. More Information

The play is a new Canadian musical comedy, directed by Vesta Jorgensen, at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont Echo Road, Knowlton, Quebec, October 25 through November 11, 2007. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances at 8:00 PM, and Sunday Matinees at 2:00 PM. Adults $15, Townshippers members $13, students $12, children $8.

Film & Arts
November 8th
Noah Richler
Author and journalist will be signing his new book “This is my Country, What’s Yours” and will be speaking at Arts Knowlton. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to meet and hear the thoughts of a wonderful Canadian writer. Tickets are free but seats must be reserved in advance by calling Brome Lake Books at 450-242-2242.

November 24th, 27th & 28th
Registration for Bishops Univeristy Knowlton Campus
The Winter semester will be starting soon and now is the time to register for the classes. There are credit courses offered such as: Drawing & Painting in Guatamala Art History, Drawing (Level 1, 2 and 3 ) Photography 2, Sculpture, Italian Language 2, and Opera(!). There are also non-credit courses offered like French Conversation and a round table fiction discussion. Nore information can be had by calling 450-242-1518.

Fall Cinema Series
All showings are on Sundays at 5 p.m.
at Theater Lac Brome in association with the Toronto International
Film Festival November 5th: Lightning in a Bottle
November 19th: Being Julia
December 3rd: What the Bleep do we Know
November 25th
Oscar et la Dame
This dramatic piece was originally presented at the convention of the Association du Cimitiere Notre-Dame-des-Neiges and now we are lucky to have it being featured at our very own Arts Knowlton. Showtime is at 8 p.m. and tickets can be reserved by calling 450-242-1301. A part of the revenue from this event will benefit the Équipe d’accompagnement Au Diapason and the hard work they do.

Knowlton Theater
Theater Lac-Brome

Local Music
November 9th
“The Roosians are Coming; The Roosians are Coming!”
Presented by the Brome County Historical Society and Henry Schreiber this evening of music features the distinctive sounds made by those fiesty Russian composers who have such a way of both exhilerating and disturbing ears in only four short bars! Event is at 7 pm.m at the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Street.

November 23rd
“Of Fallen Women”
Again courtesy of the BCHS and Henry Schreiber this evening of music features Massenet, Verdi & Strauss. Enjoy the sweet compositions that can result when a under the influence of a woman of ill-repute. Truly sublime works to be sampled with care as you would any of the stronger pleasures of the flesh! Event is at 7 pm.m at the Old Court House, 15 St. Paul Street.

Patrons attending are encouraged to bring something soft to sit on.

November 24th
The Wells – Live at Frosty’s Pub

Saturday, November 29
The official “Lights-On” of the 2008 Festival of Lights will take place at 6:00 pm at Coldbrook Park. The Mayor of the Town of Brome Lake, Mr. Richard Wisdom, will give the official launch command. Hot chocolate, mulled apple cider and cookies will be offered to the public in collaboration with La Vie Sucrée.

“Downtown Knowlton will once again be transformed into an idyllic, magical winter wonderland with its streets and buildings lit by 3,000 m of energy saving LED lights”, said Andrea Reid, General Manager of the Chamber. “Knowlton will be lit up by more than 30,000 lights” she added.

The event has become an attraction for local families as well as for visitors throughout the whole winter season. During the course of the evening as well as on some special days, discreet holiday music will be played. The Chamber wishes good shopping to all visitors and residents alike.

The Chamber of Commerce of Lac Brome would like to thank the sponsor of this event, Hydro Quebec, as well as the Town of Brome Lake and the hard working volunteers for assistance in installing all the lights and sharing in their warm community spirit during the winter months.

November 11th
Remembrance Day
The annual ceremony to honor the brave soldiers who have stood up against the injustices of the world in conflict both past and present. The ceremony takes place at Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street.

See pictures from previous years ceremonies in Brome.
“Help the boys to keep them running, enlist with the 245th overseas battalion” – this poster is one of the many interesting acquisitions of the Brome County Museum in Knowlton.

The proud history of Canadians who served during the two World Wars is part of the display at the Brome County Museum that celebrates the history of Knowlton and the Victorian heritage of the region. The Knowlton museum is a must-see for visitors and for residents who have never discovered the colorful history of our town. More on the History of Knowlton.

Visit the Brome County Museum website
November 12th – 15th
Woolrich Warehouse Sale
Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday ’til 4 p.m. Oddfellows Hall, 476 Knowlton Rd. Get there early because the line up starts at the crack of dawn as thrifty shoppers wait for their chance to ensconse themselves in flannel and country chic!|

November 9th
Bill Richardson Literary Lunch
Come and enjoy a literary lunch with one of CBC’s most colorful characters and renowned author, Bill Richardson. Enjoy a light lunch with the one and only Bill Richardson who will be speaking and signing his new book “Old Father William’s Well-Ordered Universe”. Mr.Richardson, a well known Canadian columnist, writer, humorist and CBC Radio personality, is the winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour and author of more than a dozen books. Hosted by Brome Lake Books at Restaurant Le Relais, 286 Knowlton Road. Tickets are $ 15.00 and can be purchased at Brome Lake Books or Le Relais. For more information, 450-242-2242. More information

November 1st to 30th
Painting Exhibit
Invited artist Rhonda Price shows her paintings. Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.
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November 24th
Friday Night at the Opera
The Music Lovers’ Club presents opera on the giant screen. Enjoy the opera in surround sound and deepen your appreciation of the art through stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.

October Events

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Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.

October 1st
5th Annual Cancer walk & run
Help raise funds for the fight against Cancer and support the oncology department of the BMP Hospital during their 5th annual walk. Event starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Knowlton Academy on Victoria Street and is organized by the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club. For more information call 450-775-8516 or 450-243-1369.

October 7th
Thanksgiving Celebration Concert with Linnea Good
This gathering, “I can’t keep from singing!” presents the wonderful talents of Linnea Good and her special guests in a celebration of season and song. Her songs and stories are for all ages. The event is at 7:30 p.m. at Knowlton United Church at 234 Knowlton Road. Tickets are available at the door, adults are $15 and student and family rates do apply. The Music of Linnea Good

Linnea Good pciture courtesy of www.linneagood.comLinnea Good will also be presenting two workshops to teach different approaches to using vocal music and stories to enhance the practice of worship. Why not spend the day with the family in celebration and expression!

More information at 450-243-6078.

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Oktoberfest! The Eastern Townships may be a long ways from Germany but us folks in Knowlton still have what it takes to make the Knowlton Octoberfest Celebration one of the liveliest Oktoberfest parties in the area, namely: beer, food, music and…naturally… more beer! Support this fundraiser for the First Responders by attending the party at Knowlton’s OddFellows Hall on October 28th at 6:00 p.m. There will be German food, large steins of frothing beer as well as music performed by “A German Band” ! Tickets are only $20.

October 14th
Renaissance Brome Lake
A meeting has been organized for all concerned citizens and friends of Brome Lake who are troubled with the blue-green algae problems the lake has experienced this year and the accelerating rate of deterioration the Brome Lake is experiencing. Initiatives to reduce emissions into the lake are often ignored as residents continue to fertilize grass and local farmers like the Duck Farm continue dumping large quantities of manure onto fields which eventually gets washed into the lake. Residents have expressed concerns over the MillPond Dam and this summer’s closing of Douglass Beach have made people even angrier. The meeting is being called by a group called Renaissance Lac Brome to help formulate a plan of action to reduce phosphorus and combat indifference and inaction by local officials. The meeting is from 10 a.m. till noon at the Odd Fellows Hall at 476 Knowlton Road.

October 14th – 15th
Quoi De Neuf?
Quoi de Neuf?… translates from French into “What’s New?” and this event epitomizes the phrase! This show and sale brings artisans from around the Knowlton and Eastern Townships together for an annual show and sale of incredible crafts, artworks and recipes. This is the 12th annual event and This year will see wonderful examples of stained glass, wood carvings, braided rugs, doll houses, designer clothing and much more. There will be a raffle of and proceeds will benefit the Brome Lake Food Bank. It will take place at the Knowlton Golf Club, located at 264 Lakeside Road just outside of Knowlton. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Film & Arts
October 1st
Fall Cinema Series at Theater Lac Brome – Arts Knowlton
“CRASH” directed by Paul Haggis
Crash is a Canadian Film directed by Paul Haggis (director of the upcoming James Bond film Casino Royale and a host of films including screenplay credits for Million Dollar Baby.) Crash stars Matt Dillon as a bad LA cop who crosses the line. The films in the Knowlton Arts series start Sunday evening at 5pm. Admission is $7 for the general public.

October 15th
“Shake Hands with The Devil; The Journey of Romeo Dallaire” directed by Peter Ramont.
The film about Canadian military leader Romeo Dallaire won the World Cinema Documentary Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. The disturbing story of the Rwanda genocide and one man’s attempts to deal with the obscene tragedy. The films in the Knowlton Arts series start Sunday evening at 5pm. Admission is $7 for the general public and Arts Knowlton Theater in downtown Knowlton.

Knowlton Theater
Theater Lac-Brome presents:

October 19 – 29
Chapter Two
by one of the best loved playwrights, Neil Simon. The well-crafted play is about a man in his 40s whose wife has died of cancer and a woman in her 30s who has just divorced her loser husband. Their friends each push them both into getting back on the horse, to date other people but neither of them are looking forward to trying to integrate their lives with another person when, by accident, they are thrust together and find themselves enthralled. Presented by Theater Lac Brome at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Call 450-242-2270 for reservations.

October 6th
Benefit for the Montreal Children’s & BMP Hospital
“Townships Toddlers” – Come and support the hard work of the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Brome-Missisquoi-Perkins (BMP) Hospital in Cowansville, Quebec, a 140-bed community facility that serves many of us here in Knowlton. The event is a dinner followed by a good ole’ down home country style dance with the music of Smokin Country and Borderline. Yeehaw! The event kicks off at the Oddfellows Hall on Knowlton Road across from the Depanneur Rouge. The Beef and Pork Bar-B-Que starts at 5 pm.

October 13th – 14th
Quoi de Neuf Show And Sale
The ever popular annual gathering of 37 artisans exposing their talents. Quoi de Neuf?… translates from French into “What’s New?” and this event epitomizes the phrase! This show and sale brings artisans from around the Knowlton and Eastern Townships together for an annual show and sale of incredible crafts, artworks and recipes. This is the 13th annual event and This year will see wonderful examples of stained glass, wood carvings, braided rugs, doll houses, designer clothing and much more. There will be a raffle of and proceeds will benefit the Brome Lake Food Bank. It will take place at the Knowlton Golf Club, located at 264 Lakeside Road just outside of Knowlton. Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
October 16th
Societe d’Horticulture Tournesol
Sunflower Horticultural Society
The annual meeting and conference of this vibrant group takes place in Waterloo at the Wilfred-Leger at 7pm. Call 450-539-2740. The guest speaker will be Albert Mondor, horticulturist who will be mesmerizing the attendees with a discussion and presentation on the subject: Perfect Flowers. Perhaps I should make a point of attending as the only flower I’ve consistently been able to grow with any success is the dandelion!

October 26th
Teen Weight Lifting Clinic
Chris GobbyWith another pedagogical day coming up the kids will have another day off school. Why not get them involved in a healthy confidence building activity? Brome Lake Fitness is offering an exciting event for teens from the ages of 14 – 17; a weight lifting clinic featuring Chris Gobby the Canadian National Arm Wrestling Champion for 2005, 2006, 2007. Chris is also a Certified personal trainer. The event happens from 2-4pm at Brome Lake Fitness (328 A Knowlton Road) Space is limited so you should call to reserve 450-243-6246. The entrance fee is only $20.00 and includes the clinic and a day pass to the Gym.

Brome Lake Fitness is also offering 20% off annual memberships now until October 31st. Come and join the gym…you’ll have fun and will be feeling and looking better in not time!

October 31st
Hallowe’en in Knowlton
Lac Brome really knows how to celebrate the spookiest time of the year and the homes and stores are decorated with pumpkins and scary spiders and all manner of frightening fun! The candy should start flowing by Monday and will culminate in the Halloween door-to-door crusade on Wednesday night. For a fun night with the kids the best Halloween experience in Knowlton is likely to be down Benoit & Landsdowne Streets near the Marina. This small neighborhood really pours on the spooky spirits and the homes are decorated with intricate and original themes of Halloween

Music, Art & Literature

October 7th – 24th
Galerie Knowlton
Special Exhibit
Enjoy the artistic excellence of two of Quebec’s premier artists: artist Marie-Andrée Leblond and sculptor Paul-André Leblanc. “From the garden to the bedroom” by Leblond in acrylic and ink. “A Tree, a Memory” by Leblanc in copper and stone.

Meet the artists during the vernissage on Sunday, October 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Galerie Knowlton, 285 Knowlton Road. Info: 450-242-1666 Knowlton Arts

October 10 th
A Fistful of Faust
A Henry Schreiber Musical Event: A presentation of some of the most renowned composers including the romping sounds of Schubert, Liszt, Berlioz and Gounod. Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Showtime: 7:30 p.m. Entry contribution: $5.00 is suggested.

October 13th – 14th
Brome Beaux Arts
Theatre of Early Music under the direction of Daniel Taylor, counter-tenor. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 a.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

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Jack-o-Lanterns The Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce holds an annual pumpkin carving event in the park beside the Mill Pond. Kids of all ages come out to carve their pumpkins and display them for the visitors. Come and see the ghoulish creatures in time for Hallowe’en and don’t forget this is the time for a good old fashioned pumpkin pie!

Film & Theatre
October 25th – Nov 11th
“Chickasaw, The Elixir of Love”
Don’t miss this World premiere of a new Canadian musical comedy. Presented by The Knowlton Players at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Info: 450-263-1061.

The story is adapted from the novel “Raid From Hell” by well-known Knowlton resident Don Davison. The stage play is by Roger de la Mare, with lyrics by Graham Hardman and music composed and directed by Donald Patriquin. Choreography is by Diane Cahill Yarmush, and costumes are by Linda Carey. John Rumsey, a destitute British solicitor, having been banished to Canada, ends up in Montreal. More Information

Sienna Cat A lovely cat strolling beside the Cold Brook in Knowlton blends in perfectly with the colors of the fall foliage. Many lovely cats make Knowlton home; a testament to the care and importance we share for our animals.

September Events

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Changing Seasons The transition of leaves from green to orange is the sure sign that autumn is here. Take advantage of the wonderful outdoor trails and roads to experience the bright colors of Fall as only the Eastern Townships can provide.

September 1- 4
The Brome Fair Quebec’s largest agricultural fair is celebrating it’s 150 anniversary! This promises to be the biggest party of the season with music, food, rides, and more animals and fun than you can shake a stick at! Come see why people keep coming back to the Brome Fair year after year. This year featuring Wayne Rostad of CBC’s” On the Road Again” notoriety. Tickets are $10 for adults but most folks pick up the four-day pass for $25 since there’s too much to see in one day! Presented at the Brome Fairgrounds, Brome. Information:(450) 242-3976

September 9th
Bottle Drive to help fund the Beavers, Cubs & Scouts of Knowlton
Saturday September 9th from 9am to 3pm a bottle drive will be held to help reduce the registration costs for the kids wanting to go into the local scouting program. There will be some door-to-door pick-ups but why not just bring your empty bottles down to the garage on Victoria just north of Knowlton Road.

September 13
Sign up for kids in the Knowlton Scouting Movement
The 1st Knowlton Scouting Movement is encouraging children to come and join the popular group. Beavers for ages 5-7, Cubs for ages 8-11 and Scouts from ages 12-16. The meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings from September through to June 2007. Registration will be at Knowlton Academy on September 13th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. For more information call: Beavers – Mike Ellis 450-243-1819 Cubs – Lisa Laro at 450-242-2689 Scouts -Octavia Ellis 450-243-1819

September 16th
Townshippers’ Day While not actually happening in Knowlton we’re all sure to be heading to the popular 26th Annual Townshippers Day in Richmond, not far from Knowlton.

Come and celebrate the Eastern Townships in the annual gathering that highlights our pride in the region. Activities for the whole family include artisans displaying their crafts, storytellers, good food, baking and displays as local museums, historical societies and heritage groups offer wonderful displays about the Eastern Townships history. There will also be entertainment by musicians including the Choromondo Choir, alternative rockers Imogen Grant, from Lennoxville The Ryot an up-and-coming folk rock band and Sarah Biggs from West Brome who in 2002 recorded the album Ruled by Emotion. while living in Oshawa Ontario.

This year the event takes place at the Richmond fairgroundsFrom Mansonville, Lac Brome and Cowansville take the 243 North to the village of Melbourne and then into Richmond. For more information visit the official Townshippers Day website at www.tday.ca

September 16th & 18th
Thrift Sale
There will be a thrift sale at the Brome Hall from 9am to 2pm and again on Monday the 18th from 9am until noon. Come out and find a treasure!

September 23
First Responders 3rd Annual Fund Raising Golf Tournament.
The Town of Brome Lake First Responders are holding their annual golf tournament September 23rd, 2006 at the Lac Brome Golf Club.

The First Responders are the life saving angels that respond to local emergencies and have become an important and respected part of our community. All profits from the day will help to maintain a much-needed service, by providing medical equipment and supplies responders require on the job. If you are interested in donating or sponsoring part of the tournament or want to know how to sign up your team and make a few birdies for a goof cause contact Amy Brown at 450-242-4499 or Pierre Beaulne at 450-243-5785

September 23-24 (continues on Sept 30 and Oct 1)
Brome Lake Duck Festival
As the leaves turn there crimson mix of orange delights the duck festival again showcases the world famous ducks that have made Brome Lake famous. There are sidewalk boutiques and culinery demonstrations and competitions by world-class chefs who converge on Knowlton for this prestigous event. Always a crowd-pleaser the Duck Festival is one of the most popular events in the tourist season. How could anything that combines good food and great wine together in one of the prettiest villages in Quebec not be fun?. Join us for a delicious week-end! Information: (450) 242-6886

September 30
Dead Ducks – Get a Taste For Canadian Crime Writers
Meet well-known writer Nancy Grant who is the Vice President of the Quebec and Atlantic provinces regional branch of Crime Writers of Canada. Nancy is the author of Montreal’s spy thriller “Race” series. The event will be held at Brome Lake Books, 264 Knowlton Road. Info: 450-242-2242
If you like mystery, crime and drama books try these!

September 30 – October 1st
Ecosphere Presented by the “Group Écosphère”, a non-profit organization, will hold its first ever multidisciplinary fair dedicated exclusively to ecology and the environment.

Workshops will include:
– Organic farming
– Identification and conservation of medicinal forest plants
– The state of our forests
– Benefits of a healthy home
– Solar energy and geothermics
– Building straw-bale housing
– Building a masonry stove
– Sustainable development

The principal goal of the Ecosphere event is to heighten awareness by bringing together key players in the environmental world. These include companies operating in green architecture, new technologies, organic farming and alternative medicines, as well as speakers and community organizations whose aim is to inspire people to make changes in their everyday lives. Brome Fairgrounds, Brome. For more information call information:(450) 298-1373
Visit the Project Ecosphere Website

The Pettes Memorial Library in Knowlton.

Arts
Susan Pepler painting exhibit September 1 – 9
Featuring works from her Realism/Impressionism: Florals, Antique Cars, Jungle Scenes & Still Life.Her works are also on display on her websiter www.susanpepler.com The exhibit is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.at the Brome County Historical Society Museum (Centennial Building) right beside Knowlton City Hall. Info: (450) 243-6782 September 1 – 9

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

Knowlton Theatre
Summer 2006, Theatre Lac-Brome presents:

September 1 to 3
“HONKY TONK BLUE: The Night Patsy Met Hank”
by Laura Teasdale. A play based on the premise that Patsy Cline could have met Hank Williams at the beginning of her career and in the last year of his life. This play revolves around this meeting with all the fantastic country music you would expect to hear. This is being brought back by popular demand. Presented by Theatre Lac Brome at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo.

Call 450-242-2270 for reservations.

September 22-23 & September 29-30
Brome Lake Duck Festival
As the leaves turn there crimson mix of orange delights the duck festival again showcases the world famous ducks that have made Brome Lake famous. There are sidewalk boutiques and culinery demonstrations and competitions by world-class chefs who converge on Knowlton for this prestigous event. Always a crowd-pleaser the Duck Festival is one of the most popular events in the tourist season. How could anything that combines good food and great wine together in one of the prettiest villages in Quebec not be fun? Join us for a delicious week-end! Information: (450) 242-6886

Every Saturday in September 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!

The Big Brome Fair
Well…you missed the Brome Fair 2007 but don’t worry we have a full re-cap! A full collection of photos and videos from the Brome Fair plus we want you to come back for next year! See more about the Brome Fair | Check out our photo collection from the Brome Fair or look back at the 2006 Brome Fair.

September 23-24 (continues on Sept 30 and Oct 1)
Brome Lake Duck Festival
As the leaves turn there crimson mix of orange delights the duck festival again showcases the world famous ducks that have made Brome Lake famous. There are sidewalk boutiques and culinery demonstrations and competitions by world-class chefs who converge on Knowlton for this prestigous event. Always a crowd-pleaser the Duck Festival is one of the most popular events in the tourist season. How could anything that combines good food and great wine together in one of the prettiest villages in Quebec not be fun?. Join us for a delicious week-end! Information: (450) 242-6886

Milk & Honey The bounty of the harvest in the Eastern Towsnhips is abundant as the fall days become shorter and the lands reveal their natural wonders. A trip through the scenic Eastern Townships reveals all sorts of beauty waiting to be discovered like these lovely cows sunning beside the bees.

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!

Music, Art & Literature

September 8th-9th
Brome Beaux Arts
Chamber music concerts by the Avery Ensemble. Music of Haydn, Svoboda, Dohnanyi and Schumann. 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 is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

September 16th
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
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.

September 9th at 7pm
Avenue Montaigne
Jessica, a beautiful and spirited young woman from the provinces, comes to Paris to experience life in its infinite variety. She talks her way into a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne, the city’s nexus for art, music, theater and fashion.

Jessica’s customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime’s worth of treasures at auction, and his estranged son, Frederic; and an illustrious classical pianist who is at odds with his manager/wife as to where his career is headed. Precisely because Jessica doesn’t know how celebrated these people are, she is not intimidated by them. Her guileless engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them–and ultimately on her.

September 23rd at 7pm
Babel
In the remote sands of the Moroccan desert, a rifle shot rings out–detonating a chain of events that will link an American tourist couple’s frantic struggle to survive, two Moroccan boys involved in an accidental crime, a nanny illegally crossing into Mexico with two American children and a Japanese teen rebel whose father is sought by the police in Tokyo.
Separated by clashing cultures and sprawling distances, each of these four disparate groups of people are nevertheless hurtling towards a shared destiny of isolation and grief. In the course of just a few days, they will each face the dizzying sensation of becoming profoundly lost–lost in the desert, lost to the world, lost to themselves–as they are pushed to the farthest edges of confusion and fear as well as to the very depths of connection and love.
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Gone Fishing The village of Knowlton is a natural wonder and a moment of peace and contemplative reflection can be found right in the center of the town. Fishing at the lip of the Dam, this girl casts her line into the waters in hopes of catching a wee fish.

August Events

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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.

July Events

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Bales of hay in Knowlton casting shadows on the freshly cut grass

July 1
Canada in Lions Park in Knowlton. Celebrations and exhibitions all over Knowlton and rea! Happy Birthday Canada!

July 3
Salamander Summer Day camps begin at Legion Community Centre, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 450-242-2020.
July 4
and every week day, golf from 10 a.m. at Club de Golf Lac Brome. $22 for members of Club de la Bonne Humeur. 450-243-5345.

July 5
and every Wednesday, Petanque at Club de la Bonne Humeur at 6:30 p.m. 450-534-3974.

July 8
Strawberry social. Iron Hill Church, 5 p.m. Bingo 7 p.m. Home baking, fish pond, hot dots and cold drinks for sale. Admission $6.

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.

July 12
House and Garden Tour, an annual fundraiser for Theatre Lac-Brome. 450-242-1395.

July 15-16
Annual Pettes Memorial Library book sale on Library grounds. Sat. 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

July 16
Youth dance – Grades 4 to Sec. 1. $5, Legion Community Centre, 7-10 p.m.450-242-2020.

Antique and Crafts Market, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., sponsored by the BCHS on museum grounds, 130 Lakeside

Arts
Tour des Arts will be held July 15 to 23.
Artists whose works will be displayed at Arts Knowlton include France Clavet, oils and pastels, from July 12- 22; Kathy Feig, July25 – Aug 5; Gary Matthews, Aug. 8 – 19; Louise-Andree Roberge, Aug. 22 – Sept. 2.

The BCHS Museum, 130 Lakeside, will exhibit works of Mary Martin from June 23 – July 2; Gerarrl Schwartz, Aug. 5 and : 6; Rhonda Price, Aug. 12- 20. Call 450-243-6782 for information. Exhibition of Tour des Arts members’ works at Arts Knowlton, June 24 – July 8. All works are for sale. Part of the proceeds will go to Arts Knowlton. Open at the same time as the theatre. Info at 450-242-2270.

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 works of Gayle Marshall will be exhibited at Pettes Library, 276 Knowlton Rd., from July 2 – 31 and photography of Stansje Plantenga Aug 1 – 31. Lifesize exterior concrete sculptures will be open to the pub- o lic at 600 Rte. 215, between Brome and Sutton Junction, July 15 – 23, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call 450-242-2863.

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

Bishop’s University Knowlton Campus. Students’ art exhibition Saturday and Sunday, July 8 and 9 from 1 – 5 p.m. Vernissage, Saturday, July 8 at 2 p.m. Fall registration, Aug. 30 and 31, Sept. 5, 6 and 7, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Local Theatre
Summer 2006, Theatre Lac-Brome presents:

Stones in his pockets by Marie Jones, on July 1, 5, 8, 13, 14, 18, 22, 25 and 28, also on Aug. 1, 4, 9, 12, 17, 22 and 25

Radio Gals by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick on July 6, 7, 12, 15, 21 and 27 and Aug. 2, 5, 10, 15, 18, 23 and 26;

Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott on July 19, 20, 26 and 29 and 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, July 26 and 28 and 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.

Kayaking on Brome Lake during the warm evenings of July is a wonderful chance to quietly enjoy our natual surroundings.

Sunday July 16th
Antique and Crafts Market, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., sponsored by the BCHS on museum grounds, 130 Lakeside

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!

July 15-23 the 18th edition of the Tour Des Arts. Artsist of the Knowlton region display their talents in one of the most pupular art exhibits in the Eastern Townships. Featured artists include Mayriam Bardoul, Pina Macku, Vicki Tansey, Maxine Hoffer, Christina Jones-Steingruber, Brigite Normandin and more. For more details and the tour route visit the official Tour Des Arts website. The vernissage will be held at Arts Sutton, in Sutton July 8th at 2pm.

July 1st
Happy Birthday Canada
Come out and enjoy the ultimate party as Knowlton Celebrates Canada Day with style! The long-weekend in Lac Brome is sure to be busy and the draped Canadian Flags stir up the pride in our hearts! There is a Panacake Breakfast at the Odfellows Hall from 8 am-10:30 am. The kids bycycle parade, antique car show, raising of the flag at the Legion, music, dancing, cake,ice cream and even a petting zoo will be set up in Lions Park. The fun goes into the night with country and blues music and of course Fireworks at dusk! So much to do but don’t forget to salute the flag! Canada Day from Years Ago in Knowlton

July 4, 5, 6
Bromont En Art Visual Art Festival
The 10th edition of the Bromont Symposium of Visual Arts takes place in lovely Bromont only a short drive from Knowlton. There are over 75 artists exposing their works including painters, sculptures and photographers bringing over 1000 pieces together in one spectacular showing of art from modern to kitchy, classical to absurd and there is surely to be something for every taste. Bromont can have hectic traffic on the week-ends due to the Bromont Flea Market, or the Circus, or the ourdoor shopping complex recently built on Exit 78 so take your time and relax on your way to Bromont En Art and when you’re done come down to Knowlton for some quiet time at the beach! There will be a silent auction, cockatails, performances, a draw, and a chance to meet the artists at the opening recption (Tickets are $50). The event takes place at the Bromont Sports & Cultural Center in Bromont, Quebec, 20 John-Savage Road. Info: 450-534-1344. The Website has a complete listing of artsist (in French only) www.bromontenartsociete.com July 9th
Knowlton House & Garden Tour
A self-guided tour of Knowlton and area’s magnificent homes & gardens. Sponsored by Theatre Lac Brome, Knowlton. Box Office: 450-242-2270 Theatre Administration 450-242-1395

July 18th – 20th
Karnak Shriners Western Festival
Come join the fun and see why the Rodeo was chosen by L’Association des Cowboys de l’Est du Canada as the “Best Rodeo of 2005” and “Best New Rodeo”. Don’t miss this great event this year! Brome Fairgrounds, Brome. Information:(450) 242-3976

The Shriners Western Festival is proud to announce a partnership with the Quebec Tractor Pulling Association. The event will take place in Brome on July 18-19-20, 2008. Fill in a form and deposit at entrance for a surprise draw! Showtimes: Friday, July 18th – 12:00 Saturday, July 19th – 12:00 Saturday Bbq Supper – $15 BBQ Roast beef & pork, gravy, salad bar, coffee included. Only 600 tickets will be sold. Sunday, July 20th – 12:00 Friday, activities start at 12 Noon, there will be giant balloon games for the kids, music and entertainment as well as shops open for everyone to visit. Tractor pull competition will be at 7P.M. sharp. Saturday activities start at 12:00 with the same as Friday plus some surprises. Tractor show at 7 P.M. Sunday starts at 12:00, with show time at 2 P.M.
July 19th – 20th
Tractor Pull Competition
Competition sanctioned by the Quebec Tractor Pulling Association to be held on the Brome Fair grounds in association with the Karnak Shriner’s Western Festival. Bring your ear plugs and mingle with the red necks!

July 19 & 20th
Pettes Memorial Library Book Sale
The annual book sale that sees hundreds of frenzied book lovers converge under the branches of the trees in downtown Knowlton is again coming to the tents on the grounds of the Pettes Library. Come and browse the long tables and boxes upon boxes of paperbacks, reference books, children’s books and coffee table books! The crowds gather early to get the best of the pickings but there are great books and some unique vintage books to be found so whatever you do…come on down! One of the biggest book sales in the Eastern Townships, the sale starts Saturday from 8am to 4pm and continues Sunday from 10am to 3pm. The Pettes Memorial Library is downtown Knowlton on the corner of Knowlton Road and Lakeside.

July 20th
Antique & Craft Market
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 Knowlotn on the main street not far from the Museum. The Musuem grounds are at 130 Lakeside and the show is from 9am to 4pm.

Film & Theatre

July 10th, 12th & 15th
Richard Donat Reads Leacock
Readings of vignettes by Canada’s greatest humourist, Stephen Leacock. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

July 12th – 13th
Brome Beaux Arts
Chamber music concerts with invited artists, Musica Camerata. On the programme: Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

July 24th – 26th
The 25th Century Belongs to Canada
Starring Ricky Blue, George Bowser, Josh Freed and Terry Mosher. A multimedia mixture of songs, satire and cartoons. Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Box Office: 450-242-2270.

July 25th – 28th
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.

Arts
July 1st – 6th
Mary Martin Painting Exhibit
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

July 1st – 6th
Variations Autour De La Table
Artists’ collective show at the Galerie: P Barrowman, D. Coté, L. Dagenais, Farrugello, L. Goodhart, E. Lajeunnesse, G. Lalonde, M.C. Nadeau, E. Palardy, F. Vernac, O. Wexcsteen. Galerie Agur, 399 Knowlton Rd. 450-243-0145

July 1st – 31st
L’art Entre Nous
Invited artists from the “L’Art Entre Nous” group have their art exhibit. . Show open during Library hours. Pettes Memorial Library, 276 Knowlton Rd.
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July 13th
Band Concert
The Knowlton Harmony Band performs an outdoor concert in the park. Edwards Park, West Brome at 6:30 p.m.

July 23rd
Concert in the Park
The Brome Lake Concert Ensemble performs in Coldbrook Park at 6:30 p.m.

June Events

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Exciting events upcoming in June

Starting Saturday, June 24th 2006 and running every Saturday throughgout 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!

On Sunday, June 25th the 28th edition of the Tour du Lac Brome, the Knowlton Marathon, featuring courses of 1.6 km for kids and for adults 5km, 10km, and 20km road race. There are still volunteers needed to help run this very popular event. For information call 514-774-3793 or go to the official website of the Tour du Lac Brome.

June 8
Registration for summer programs 2006, Salamander Summer Day Camps for 3 to 13 years, Aquatic program and Pony Club, Legion Community Centre, 4:30 – 7 p.m. 242-2020.

June 9-11
Exhibition of prize dogs approved by St. Francis Kennel Club. Brome Fair grounds. 263-6510.

Family film night at Arts Knowlton. Pink Panther is playing on Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

June 10
Annual fishing derby for kids sponsored by the Brome-Bolton Fish and Game Club, 8:30 a.m. – noon at Mr. Eustache’s pond, 454 Brill Road, West Bolton. The pond will be stocked with 8- to 10-inch trout (5 per child). Door prizes, hot dogs and soft drinks. No admission fee and no fishing license required. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Worms will be provided free of charge. 242-1091 or 243-0520 (evenings).

June 11
Antique and Craft market, BCHS Museum grounds, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 243-6782 .

June 14
Margo Smith Bridge Benefit Luncheon on behalf of TBL Wellness Volunteer Centre, Knowlton Golf Club, 264 Lakeside, noon. Make up your own table and please reserve as soon as possible at 243-0124. Limited seating. $16 per person all inclusive.

June 16
Youth dance – Grades 4 to Sec. l. $5, Legion Community Centre, 7-10 p.m. 242-2020.

June 17
Car wash by Knowlton Lions Club. 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Desgens Esso Service Station, 515 Knowlton Rd.

Annual Strawberry Social organized by The Fulford Social and Recreation Clubs, celebrating the 150’° anniversary of the first settlers in Fulford. Fulford Hall, noon – 3 p.m. 539-2982.

SPCA Monteregie Adoption Day. Noon – 3 p.m. in Mill Pond Park. For info or to volunteer to help call 242-2892.

June 19
Discovering wild medicinal plants, outing conference in the Parc enviroranemental naturel de Sutton, organized by L’antenne Brome-Missisquoi de l ‘Universite du 3ieme age (UTA) de l’universite de Sherbrooke with wellknown speaker Army Schneider. Rendez-vous at 1:30 p.m. at Sutton Mountain. Car pooling available. Information and registration: 538-0300 or email “ecco-martin@sympatico.ca”. Cost: $10. The number of participants is limited to 30. First come, first served.

June 20
Conference Societe d’horticulture Tournesol. Speaker: JeanClaude Vigor, horticulturist. Subject: Crazy gardens. Ecole secondaire Wilfrid-Leger, Waterloo, 7 p.m. Free for members, $8 for non-members. 539-2740..

June 21
Club de la Bonne Humeur monthly lunch. BBQ at noon. 243-4109.

June 24-25
Brome Family Weekend with RCMP Musical Ride. Celebrating the Brome County Agricultural Society’s 150th anniversary. Featured event on both days is RCMP musical ride combined with opther events: Antique Car Show, International Sheepdog Trials etc. Admission is $5 under three are free. Brome Fairgrounds. More info at www.bromefair.com

Arts
An exhibition of photographs from University Bishop’s students will take place at the Pettes Memorial Library, from June 1 to June 30.

An exhibition of Mary Martin’s paintings will be held at the BCHS Museum, June 23 – July 2. Information at 243-6782.

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.

Myth and Symbol by France Clavet, original oils and Giclee prints at Galerie Charmante, 1182 Macey Rd., Sutton, June 18 – Sept. 24. Open Wednesday – Sunday 1 – 5 p.m. and by appointment. 538-0989 or www.galeriecharmante.com

La Societe d’Histoire et de Patrimoine de Frelighsburg presents an exhibition of prints by Ginette H. Brochu and Rose-Marie Doucet, June 2, 3 and 4 at 46 Principale Street, Frelighsburg.

Local Theatre
Thursday, June 29 at 2 and 8 p.m. and Friday, June 30 at 8 p.m., Theatre Lac-Brome opens the summer season with the Irish comedy, Stones in His Pockets by Marie Jones. Information: 242-2270.

Family film night at Arts Knowlton. Pink Panther is playing on Friday, June 9 at 7 p.m.

Local Music
FACE school orchestras from Montreal will give a concert at Arts Knowton June 18 at 3 p.m. For reservation and information call 242-2270.

May Events

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May 5
Flea market
Sutton Curling Club, 26 Pleasant St., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Receiving items May 2, 1-5 p.m.; May 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 4, all day. 450-538-6460.

May 6
Country Chic Champetre: Fashion Show
Annual event at Le Relais at noon. Participating Knowlton boutiques: Agnes & Grace, Jones New York, Paddie’s Boutique, RoCoCo, Sandila, Tresors d’ici, Woolrich and Zen Den. Reservations 450-242-2232.
May 7
Canadian Club of The Yamaska Spring Luncheon
The luncheon starts at 11:30 and the annual general meeting of the Canadian Club of the Yamaska starts at 2 pm. The guest speaker is Consul General Mary B. Marshall of the US Consulate Gneral in Montreal who will speak on the topic of ensuring our region’s cross border security, economic propserity and community ties.

May 11
Town of Brome Lake Wellnes Center
All Brome Lake seniors are cordially invited to to lunch with friends and family at the Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Brome Lake Center at 270 Victoria Street. Entertainment will be provided and reservations are required to be made before May 7th by calling 450-242-2020. Transportation is available if it is required and the suggested donation is $3.

May 15
Horticultural Conference – Conference Societe d’Horticulture Tournesol.The guest speaker will be Rock Giguere the renowned Quebec television host speaking on the colorful subject of Lilacs Ecole secondaire Wilfrid-Leger, Waterloo, 7 p.m. Free for members, $8 for non-members. 450-539-2740.

May 16
Club De Bonne Humeur
The happiest club in Brome Lake is having their monthly luncheon at noon. Follow the smiles!

May 19-20
Knowlton Antique Show and Sale
This year the popular antique show and sale will take place at the Brome Lake Community center situated on the edge of Mount Morin in lovely Lac Brome on Victoria Street.

May 25
Youth dance
A fun dance for youth from grades 4 to Secondary 1. Only $5, and refreshments served and a good time for all! Brome Lake Community Center 7-10 p.m. 450-242-2020.

June 2
Community Yard Sale

May 20-21-22
Garden sale of many perennials at Howard Hackwell’s garden, 110 Hillcrest, Cowansville. 10 a. in. – 4 p. in. 263-0415. Victorian days in Knowltun, Dog pageant in centre of town on Monday, I p.m. 242-2870.

May 25
Soccer & Softball registration, 6 – 8 p.m. Legion Community Centre. 242-2020.

May 26
Rendez-vous horticole at the Montreal Botanical Gardens organized by the Societe d’horticulture Tournesol. Members: $25, non-members S30. 243-4195.

May 27
Annual plant sale organized par Societe d’horticulture Tournesol at St-Bernardin Church, Waterloo, noon – 3 p.m., rain or shine. Trees will be distributed to the public. 539-5949.

Baby Geese With the snow finally melting away after an unusual winter that seemed to drag on forever we are starting to feel like it is actually spring and may even think that summer is around the corner! The grass is getting greener and the wee ones are out and about!

May 5th
Flea market
A great chance to pick up some deals…to sell at next months garage sale! Sutton Curling Club, 26 Pleasant St., 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Receiving items May 2, 1-5 p.m.; May 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., May 4, all day. 450-538-6460.

May 6th
Country Chic Champetre: Fashion Show
Annual event at Le Relais at noon. Participating Knowlton boutiques: Agnes & Grace, Jones New York, Paddie’s Boutique, RoCoCo, Sandila, Tresors d’ici, Woolrich and Zen Den. Reservations 450-242-2232.

May 7th
Canadian Club of The Yamaska Spring Luncheon
The luncheon starts at 11:30 and the annual general meeting of the Canadian Club of the Yamaska starts at 2 pm. The guest speaker is Consul General Mary B. Marshall of the US Consulate Gneral in Montreal who will speak on the topic of ensuring our region’s cross border security, economic propserity and community ties.

May 11th
Town of Brome Lake Wellnes Center
All Brome Lake seniors are cordially invited to to lunch with friends and family at the Mother’s Day Luncheon at the Brome Lake Center at 270 Victoria Street. Entertainment will be provided and reservations are required to be made before May 7th by calling 450-242-2020. Transportation is available if it is required and the suggested donation is $3.

May 12th
Walk for Nature with Olypian Clara Hughes
The Nature Conservacy for the preservation of Quebec’s Natural Heritage is having a wonderful outdoor nature hike for the whole family feature olympic medal winner Clara Hughes. There will be a BBQ lunch, a silent auction and your voluntary donations will go towards the Regional Campaign for the Protection of the Sutton Mountain Range. The event is sponsored by the Appalachian Corridor, Les Sentiers de l’Estrie Inc, The ruiter Valley Land Trust, the Parc d’environment naturel de Sutton and the MECA. A perfect way to spend a saturday in the Eastern Townships.
Starts at Au diable Vert 169 Staines Road in Glen Sutton. Call 450-538-5639. www.audiablevert.qc.ca

May 15th
Horticultural Conference – Conference Societe d’Horticulture Tournesol
The guest speaker will be Rock Giguere the renowned Quebec television host speaking on the colorful subject of Lilacs Ecole secondaire Wilfrid-Leger, Waterloo, 7 p.m. Free for members, $8 for non-members. 450-539-2740.

May 16th
Club De Bonne Humeur
The happiest club in Brome Lake is having their monthly luncheon at noon. Follow the smiles!

May 19th-20th
Knowlton Antique Show and Sale
This year the popular antique show and sale will take place at the Brome Lake Community center situated on the edge of Mount Morin in lovely Lac Brome on Victoria Street.

May 25th
Youth dance
A fun dance for youth from grades 4 to Secondary 1. Only $5, and refreshments served and a good time for all! Brome Lake Community Center 7-10 p.m. 450-242-2020.

June 2nd
Community Yard Sale

Arts
Exhibition of the works of L’Art Entre Nous artists at the Pettes Memorial Library from May 1 to 31.

Gordon Ladd has an exhibition of his most recent paintings at the Museum of the BCHS, May 11 to 23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

From May 18 to June S, Cheryl Long has an exhibition of her illustrations of children’s books at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont Echo.

Barry Dyball and seven of his students are having an exhibition of their works at Maison Knowlton House, May 1 to 31, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Local Theatre
Sunshine Theatre Productions presents Lend me a Tenor at Arts Knowlton until May 7. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; matinees on April 30 and May 7 at 2 p.m. Reserve at 539-3604.
Knowlton Players presents TheWizard of Oz from May 18 to June 4. Plays are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; matinees May 21, 28 and June 4 at 2 p.m. Reserve at 242-2510.

Local Music
At the Old Brick Church, West Brome, Mozart Festival on May 20, 21, 27 and 28 mai. Concerts take place on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and on Sundays at 3 p.m. Free admission. Spring concert by the Knowlton Harmony Band at Knowlton’s United Church at 2 p.m. 14h. Information at 297-2797.

Music
May 6th
Knowlton Harmony Band
The Knowlton Harmony Band will be presenting some lovely music for Spring at the Centre Lac-Brome at 2pm. The suggested donation is $10 and will be well worth it to bring in the warm weather with some heartfelt music from the local band!

May 26th
Trio Flamenco
Enjoy the passion and gypsy power of the Flamenco dance featuring guest Flamenco dancer “Lorena”. The event is in Sutton at the Salle Alec et Gerard Pelletier at 4-C, Maple Street. The Trio Flamenco features Patricia Maurice, Flamenco dancer. Guillaume Poitras, guitarist and Jacques Gilbert on piano. Tickets, available at Au Naturel and the Librarie Le Livre d’Or, are only $15 and reservations and more information can be had by calling 450-538-0486.

May 27th
The Pot Pourri Choir
Take the chance to hear Gospel music, a rarity in Knowlton, at the beautiful Arts Knowlton at 3pm in downtown Knowlton in the best venue in the Townships.

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Arts, Film & Theatre
May 12th ongoing
A Celebration of Orchids
Opening at 2pm this ongoing exhibit will be held at Galerie Charmante, 1183 Macey Toad in Sutton. Adults are $5 and kids under 12 are free. Hours are from 11am to 5pm and they are closed on Mondays.

Cinema Series at Arts Knowlton
Yes we have movies in Lac Brome! Come see it on the big screen with your friends and neighbours the way people did before DVD players and cable TV! Tickets are only $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Showings at the comfy Arts Knowlton at 9 Mount Echo Road. Call 450242-2270.

May 6th at 7pm
A SIMPLE CURVE
A belated rite of passage finds tensions rising between an idealistic father and his increasingly independent son in this family drama that proves it’s never too late for a little teenage rebellion. Twenty-seven-year-old Caleb (Kris Lemche) and his father, Jim (Michael Hogan), have always seemed more like old friends than father and son.

An easy-going father who dodged the American draft to forge his own future by founding a carpentry shop in British Columbia’s Kootenays, Jim and Caleb spend the days crafting a variety of fine products, but lately the bills have been stacking up and tensions between father and son rising. Now faced with the very real possibility of their business failing as a result of direct competition with mass produced particle board products and Jim’s misguided perfectionism, the family business teeters on the verge of bankruptcy until the arrival of Jim’s old friend Matthew (Matt Craven) instills Caleb with a much needed dose of pragmatism.

Though Jim has long voiced disapproval of Caleb’s proposal to open a luxury fishing lodge that may bring in more money and keep the family business afloat, Caleb decides to take his fate into his own hands and finally strike out on his own. ~ Jason Buchanan, All Movie Guide

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May 20th at 7pm
WHO KILLED THE ELECTRIC CAR
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline. Ten years later, these cars were destroyed. It was among the fastest, most efficient production car ever built. It ran on electricity, produced no emissions and catapulted American technology to the forefront of the automotive industry.

The lucky few who drove it never wanted to give it up. So why did General Motors crush its fleet of EV-1 electric vehicles in the Arizona desert? Who killed the electric car? chronicles the life and mysterious death of the EV-1; examining the cultural and economic ripple effects caused by its conception and how they reverberated through the halls of government and big business.

Every Saturday Night
Live Jazz and Dining
The Relais Restaurant in the historic Auberge Knowlton is presenting wonderful live Jazz music every Saturday night from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a delicious meal or just a glass of wine with friends while listening to some young and talented Jazz musicians playing the classics of Jazz from the 1940’s and beyond. More information

May 2nd – 4th
Barry Dryball Painting Exhibition
Exposition includes works by Dyball and his students. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782

May 4
Country Chic: A Fashion Show The 6th annual luncheon show featuring the boutiques of Knowlton ~ spring & summer fashion for women and men. Boutiques featured include Clementine à la Campagne, Elle Diva, Jones New York, Ma Bille, Jodi Mallinson, Paddies,Rococo, Sandila, Woolrich, Zen Den. Door prizes. Presented by the Restaurant-Bistro Le Relais, 286, Knowlton Rd. Reservations required: 450-242-2232. Read More

May 16th – 18th
Antique Show & Sale
Quality dealers present their wares at Centre Lac Brome, 270 Victoria Street. Proceeds to the Brome County Historical Society. Gala opening night, Friday; Show open Saturday & Sunday. Info: 450-243-6782

May 17th
Trash & Treasure Sale
Come and find some interesting items from the Theatre Lac Brome. They will be selling a variety of curios including: Props, costumes, furniture, etc, from Theatre Lac Brome. Starting at 9 a.m. Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo.

May 17th
Brome County Historical Museum Opens
Come and visit the museum on the grand opening and see a wonderful collection of artifacts from Knowlton and our Victorian Heritage. Don’t forget to come and see the original World War 1 bi-plane! This original Fokker aircraft is unique in the world and we are lucky to have it right here in Brome Lake!
The Museum is on the corner of Lakeside and Victoria right beside City Hall. Enjoy one of the finest country museums in the province.
Info: 450-243-6782

May 20th – June 3rd
Wedding Dress Exhibit
This exposition features display of wedding dresses from the past to the present. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782

May 24th
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group
MS Branch 2000 is proud to be part of The Lac Brome Region offering support to folks with Multiple Sclerosis and their families. Multiple Slerosis is a vicious disease of the immune system. You can’t do it alone.You don’t have to. Let’s get together. This is the first of our monthly meetings.

The MS Branch 2000 is not part of the MS Society. They are local making a difference with direct help until a cure is found.

Contact: Lee Aulis (president) at 819-823-7167.

**footnote** Your MS Walk a thon June 7th at the Knowlton Acadamy all proceeds raised helps directly here those in the immediate need. Therapy -Meds etc.

May 31st
Giant Garage Sale
The annual garage sale brings together the finest collection of second-hand, gently-used, treasures and junque from all over Brome Lake. While there has been some concern over allowing garage sales in Knowlton and even by-laws making garage sales illegal, iit seems that this big Yard Sale will always be held!
Trailer for contributions will be open on Thursday evenings and Saturday mornings on Victoria Street after the lst week in May – no books, clothing or appliances, please. Sponsored by the Lions Club at the Oddfellows Hall.
Knowlton Road. 8:00 a.m. ~ 2:00 p.m. Info: 450-242-2491

Throughout May
“Arts & Antiquities – A La Carte” is a newly-formed coop of some 20 creative entrepreneurs that see the village as their home as well as their way of life. Having rented a large space in the heart of the village at One Lakeside Road, the group of artists, artisans and antique dealers have set up a mini shopping center of individuality and creativity that has yet to be seen in the Eastern Townships. Group Believes in Knowlton’s Revival .

Knowlton has every possible amenity for visitors including a post office, library, restaurants with wifi service and about the friendliest people you will ever meet! Come and enjoy the Spring in Knowlton and take advantage of the open spaces and the local hospitality that is the specialty of Brome Lake!

Theatre, Art, Music & Literature

May 8th – 18th
Tomb With A View
Directed by Lucy McAuley.
A darkly-comedic who-dunnit thriller! Another fine production at the local theatre by The Knowlton Players.

In as sinister an old library as one is likely to come across, presided over by the portrait of a grim-faced, mad-eyed old man, a dusty lawyer reads a will (involving some millions of pounds) to an equally sinister family; one member of which has werewolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga thinking that he is Julius Caesar, whilst a third is a gentle lady – who plants more than seeds in her flower-beds! By the third act there are more corpses than live members left in the cast.
Presented by The Knowlton Players at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Information and reservations: 450-242-2510. Read More about This Production
May 9th – 11th
Pepler Paintings on Display
Painting Exhibition of Susan Pepler original new paintings from the collection: May Flowers. Opening Reception, Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Centennial Building, B.C.H.S. Museum, 130 Lakeside Rd. Info: (450) 243-6782
May 10th – 11th
Brome Beaux Arts
Concert featuring Quatuor Claudel. Romantic Era: Mendelssohn and Schubert. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

May 17th – 18th
Brome Beaux Arts
Concert featuring La Nef. Baroque Era: 17th Century Venetian Music. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346

May 24th – 25th
Brome Beaux Arts
Concert featuring Quatuor Molinari. Contemporary Music: Schafer and Schnittke. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346.

May 25th
Annual Harmony Band Spring Concert
The Knowlton Harmony Band performs its annual spring concert. Community Centre, 290 Victoria Street at 2:00 p.m.

Spring is Just Ducky The warm days of May mean the ice is off the lake and our feathered friends can enjoy a sunbath on the dock!

April Events

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Spring Daffodils The sunny days of April bring out the gorgeous yellow blooms of the fragrant daffodils. The flowers add color and sunshine to any room and are being sold throught Knowlton by various groups; why not treat yourself to a lovely reminder that we all made it through another wild winter!

Every Saturday Night
Live Jazz and Dining
The Relais Restaurant in the historic Auberge Knowlton is presenting wonderful live Jazz music every Saturday night from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Come and enjoy a delicious meal or just a glass of wine with friends while listening to some young and talented Jazz musicians playing the classics of Jazz from the 1940’s and beyond. More information.

April 19th
Sutton Goes Green!
Arts Sutton will launch the first of two annual exhibitions of works by its artist members, who will also be attending the opening. Read More

April 7th
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley
With special guest speaker Dr. David Bird, Acedemic and Avian Conservationist. With Spring in the air we are seeing more and more birds returning from their winter nesting areas in the South; what better time to come hear from a bird expert ! Dr. David Bird is a Professor of Wildlife Biology and Director of the Avian Sciene and Conservation Centre of McGill University.

Dr. Bird will be giving a talk on avian habits with a liht hearted look at reproducing and caring for chicks in the nest…those fuzzy little buddies! The meeting of the Canadian Club takes place April 7th at 2:00 p.m. at the Auberge West Brome on Highway 139. There will be some light refreshments, surely not chicken wings, during the break. Non-members are required to pay a small $10 entry fee.

April 9th to 12th
Woolrich Warehouse Sale
The ever popular Woolrich Warehouse Sale is taking place at the Oddfellows Hall at 476 Knowlton Road, accross from the Depanneur Rouge. The 4 day sale gives residents and visitors a chance to buy the quality Woolrich clothing at a fraction of the regular retail price.

Get their early beacuse the line-ups are like what you would expect to see at a Rolling Stones concert!
Decades before the Civil War – before telephones, automobiles and airplanes were invented – Woolrich was an established company supplying apparel and woolen cloth to those whose lives often depended on rugged, reliable, outdoor clothing. In 2005, Woolrich celebrates an amazing history of 175 years of continuous operation.

Established in 1830, Woolrich is today the oldest clothing company and woolen mill in the nation. From the creation of the now famous red and black Buffalo Check, to supplying apparel to three of Admiral Byrd’s Antarctic expeditions, Woolrich has continued the legacy of reliable outdoor clothing for the better part of two centuries.

The super-sale takes place Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 10AM till 7PM and Saturday from 10AM till 4PM. Remember to get to the Oddfellows Hall early because the Lac Brome folks like to start lining up about three hours in advance!

More info by calling 450-243-0058.

April 17th
Annual Business Dinner
The Chamber of Commerce of Brome Lake will hold its third Annual Business Dinner presented for the business community of the Town of Brome Lake on Thursday April 17th, 2008. This year, the theme of the evening will be the CLD of Brome Missisquoi and will focus on the several tools and resources that are accessible to business owners of the region.

The Brome Lake Chamber of Commerce is please to announce that Mrs. Josée Brunet, Director of Economic Development Services, and Mr. Hermann Ruf, Industrial Development Advisor will be our special guest speakers of the evening. The Business Dinner will be held at: Auberge Quilliams 572 Lakeside Rd. Brome Lake Thursday April 17th, 2008

The evening will begin at 6 pm. $60/person This event is sponsored by: Desjardins & Cie The evening will be a great opportunity to bring together the business community. There will also be great door prizes to be won. Places are limited so we advise to reserve as early as possible. Please contact Mrs. Joelle Chartrand, General Director, at (450) 242-2870 to reserve your seat.

Throughout April
“Arts & Antiquities – A La Carte” is a newly-formed coop of some 20 creative entrepreneurs that see the village as their home as well as their way of life. Having rented a large space in the heart of the village at One Lakeside Road, the group of artists, artisans and antique dealers have set up a mini shopping center of individuality and creativity that has yet to be seen in the Eastern Townships. Group Believes in Knowlton’s Revival .

Knowlton has every possible amenity for visitors including a post office, library, restaurants with wifi service and about the friendliest people you will ever meet! Come and enjoy the final weeks of Winter in Knowlton and take advantage of the nearby ski hills and the local hospitality that is the specialty of Brome Lake!

Art, Music & Literature

April 11th – 13th
Bonbons Assortis
One of Quebec’s most well-known and beloved playwrights, Michel Tremblay will have his theatrical play “Bonbons Assortis” presented by La Troupe du Café and Espace Sutton at Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo.

Friday & Saturday at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets: Adults $15.00, students $10.00. Information and reservations: 450-538-1717.
April 12th & 13th
Brome Beaux Arts
Concert featuring Les Boréades. On the programme: Marais, Lully, Couperin. Presented by Brome Beaux Arts at the Old Brick Church, West Brome. Saturday: 8:00 p.m.; Sunday: 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. Information: (450) 263-2346
Until April 13th
Day of Celebration at Arts Sutton: A Show with Three Artists
Arts Sutton Gallery is welcoming Spring with a festive show by three Montreal artists: Hélène Latulippe, Sacha Marie Levay and Claude Prairie. Titled “Day of Celebration,” the show will run until April 13th and will be an oasis of joy, lightness and pleasure. . Each artist addresses the theme of celebration in her own way: Hélène Latulippe through her theatre of objects from the neighbourhood hardware store, working with a vocabulary that develops around a simple form, bright colours and everyday objects. Find out more

April 17th
Remembering Pavarotti
A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber.
Luciano Pavarotti, was an Italian operatic tenor, who crossed over into popular music and became one of the world’s most famous vocal performers. He was one of The Three Tenors and was well known for his televised concerts and media appearances. Pavarotti was also noted for his charity work benefiting refugees, the Red Cross and other causes. He was born in Modena to the family of a baker. After abandoning the dream to become a professional football goalkeeper, Pavarotti spent seven years in vocal training and began his career as a tenor in 1961 in Italy. He sang in houses in The Netherlands, Vienna, London, Ankara, Budapest and Barcelona.

The young tenor earned valuable experience and significant recognition while touring on the invitation of soprano Joan Sutherland and during his 1965 US debut in Miami on her recommendation. His position was solidified in the years between 1966 and 1972, during which Pavarotti first appeared at Milan’s La Scala, other major European houses and, in 1968, NYC’s Metropolitan Opera to great acclaim.

A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber. At Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Information and reservations: 450-242-1395. Come out and hear why Pavarotti was in a class all of his own!

April 24th
Music of Vienna
A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber.
Ahhh who can’t be moved by just thinking about the sounds and histroy from Vienna!

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, and has long been one of the major centers for cultural development in central Europe. The Musikverein (Concert hall) at night, January 2005Music organizations in Vienna include the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde, which has been promoting musical development in the city since 1812. The Vienna Boys Choir has an even longer history, dating back to 1498, while the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is also renowned. Major music venues in Vienna include the State Opera House and the People’s Opera House, and the Academy Theatre and the Burgtheater, all of which are owned by the federal government

A musical presentation by Henry Schreiber. At Arts Knowlton, 9 Mont-Echo. Information and reservations: 450-242-1395. Enjoy a breathtaking and unique audio voyage into some of the most amazing music from beautiful Vienna!

April 2nd
Canadian Club of the Yamaska Valley
With special guest speaker Earle Gray, energy industry historian. The topic of this meeting is: The Great Canadian Oil-Patch; Canadaès Petroleum Industry from 1850ès to the present. The event takes place at the Auberge Knowlton at 2 p.m.

April 17th
Sunflower Horticultural Society
The Societe d’horticulture Tournesol
The meeting will be held in Waterloo at Wilfred Leger Secondary School and features the guest speaker Diane Vallée, teacher and landscaper. Her subject is : the art of combining flowers. Come and be inspired! The event starts at 7 p.m. and is free for all members of the Horticultural Society and only $8 for non-members. For information call 450-539-2740.

April 18th
Club de Bonne Humeur
The happy gang at the club de bonne humeur is having their anual general meeting right after their luncheon happening at noon. Call 450243-0375 for more info and to get in a good mood!
April 20th
Youth Dance
Youth dnce for 9 to 12 year olds at the Centre Lac-Brome from 7pm to 10:30pm. The center is on Victoria Street in Knowlton. Admission is $5 and a canteen is available. The dances in the new community center are proving to be very popular with close to 150 attending the last dance! Boogie Down! Call 450-242-2020.
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April 21st
Theatre Lac Brome/Arts Knowlton
The annual general meeting will be held at 10am at the lovely Knowlton Theatre at 9 Mount Echo Road.

Music
April 5th
Free opera brought to you by the Bishop’s University Music teachers. The drama starts at 1pm at Arts Knowlton at 9 Mount Echo Road.

Classics at Brome Lake Community Center
The Brome County Historical Society is pleased to present some wonderful classical music entertainment by Hanry Schreiber.

April 11 at 7:30 pm – The Roosians are Coming – Again!
The incredible composers Rachmaninoff and Shostakovich are highlighted.

April 18 at 7:30 pm – La Traviata – Again!
Listen to some dramatic new versions of the much loved opera and some classic conventianal renditions featuring the Operatic heavyweights Caballe and Callas.

April 21st at 8pm and April 22nd at 3pm
Yegor Dyachkov and Friends
Concerts will be held at the Old Brick Church in West Brome. Both concerts are free. Come and see an exciting performer and talented musician performing from an intense repetoire of Bach, Beethoven, Brahms & Boccherini. Don’t miss a wonderful chance to hear some heartwarming music in a beautiful Eastern Townships setting. April 21st at 8pm and April 22nd at 3pm

Arts, Film & Theatre
April 14th & 15th
Exhibit of student paintings from the talented artists of Bishop’s University. Come and see the latest works by the local artists. The vernissage is April 14th at 2pm. Show is open both days from 1pm – 5pm.

Cinema Series at Arts Knowlton
Yes we have movies in Lac Brome! Come see it on the big screen with your friends and neighbours the way people did before DVD players and cable TV! Tickets are only $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Showings at the comfy Arts Knowlton at 9 Mount Echo Road. Call 450242-2270.

April 7th at 4pm
L’avion
The wondrous story of eight-year-old Charly, who instead of getting the bike he really wanted for Christmas, ends up with a model airplane. When his father dies shortly thereafter, the boy discovers that the airplane has magical powers–powers that others are looking to get their hands on.

April 15th at 5pm
Manufactured Landscapes
A feature length documentary on the world and work of renowned Canadian artist Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky makes large-scale photographs of ‘manufactured landscapes’ – quarries, recycling yards, factories, mines, dams. He photographs civilization’s materials and debris, but in a way people describe as “stunning” or “beautiful,” and so raises all kinds of questions about ethics and aesthetics without trying to easily answer them.

April 28th at 4pm
Happily N’ Ever After
When the wizard in charge of Fairy Tale World goes on holiday Cinderella’s wicked stepmother takes over the world, which is home to characters such as Little Red Riding Hood, The Seven Dwarves and Rapunzel.

Until May 6th
Sutton Gallery in Sutton
On March 31st Arts Sutton presented its first member’s show of the year. Recent works of about thirty artists will be featured, all created with the theme of “Awakening” in mind. Arts Sutton is proud to offer its members the opportunity to take part in two annual exhibitions. Drawing, painting, sculpting, photography, ceramic, and mixed media are all represented. Brigite Normandin, the curator of the exhibition, mentions that the theme was chosen to celebrate the arrival of spring. She invites visitors to witness how the artists interpret the theme of awakening as a double entendre, and in turn awaken our senses with their own brilliant renditions. This exhibition is on display until May 6th. Make way for imagination…

March Events

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March 5th – 9th
Spring Break Activities for Kids
During the school vacation this week the Centre Lac Brome will be hosting activities for kids between the ages of 5 and 12 years old. There will be events like games, bowling, horseback riding, a visit to a sugarshcak, the Verdun Circus School, swimming and movies! There is something for everyone and the youngsters will have so much fun and be able to meet new freinds and try new things! Call 450-242-2020 for more information. The activities start at 9am and run until 4pm.

March 10th
KNOWLTONS NEWEST FESTIVAL
Brome Lake Spring Break – La Relache du Lac Brome
A special spring event will be held on Douglass beach on the shores of wonderful Brome Lake! A full day of activities for the whole family starting at 2 pm and running all day until 7pm when a winter fireworks display will take place. There will be dog sled rides, kite flying demonstrations and hot air balloon rides and horse drawn carriage rides! What could be better than a spring Saturday on the ice of Lac Brome! There will be many more fun things to do so bring the whole family down to Douglass Beach just down from Victoria Street and Lakeside not far from downtown Knowlton. The event is being generously supported by the Town of Brome Lake, IGA Gazaille, Journal Le Guide and CFXM 104.9 and other local sponsors who, along with volunteers and the Chamber of Commerce and one of Knowlton’s most dedicated community boosters, Gerry Moar, are again putting their heart and soul into making things happen in Lac Brome!
March 14th
An information session about CSSS La Pemmeraie-Prevention, Healing & Support will be held at the Lac Brome Center in Knowlton. Sponsored by the Town of Lac Brome wellness center and HAL 50+ the session will have CSSS staff explaining the services that are available and are seeking input on how to offer better English speaking services in our community. There will be door prizes and refreshments. It is requested that you call ahead at 450-242-2020.
March 23rd
Youth Dance
Youth dnce for 9 to 12 year olds at the Centre Lac-Brome from 7pm to 10pm. The center is on Victoria Street in Knowlton. Admission is $5 and a canteen is available. The dances in the new community center are proving to be very popular with close to 150 attending the last dance! Boogie Down! Call 450-242-2020.
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March 31st
Wine & Cheese
The Yamaska Valley Optimists Club is raising funds to benefit local youth programs. The wine and cheese tasting will feature Martin Brune, oenologist from the Bromont SAQ. He will be onhand explaining several varieties of wine and will present a short film. Each table of eight will include an aperitif, three red wines, three white wines and a porto for the evening. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased by calling 450-243-6139 or 450-243-0330.
March 17
“We can Act Too” Cabaret”
We Can Act Too is a social community theatre group whose aim is to promote local public health programs and services to rural communities in an entertaining and informal manner. The cabaret will take a humorous and musical look at health programs and services. Back by popular demand at the Brome Lake Community Centre (sometimes referred to as the Centre Lac Brome), 270 Victoria St., Knowlton. To reserve free tickets, contact George Courville, Townshippers’ Association, 450-242-2241.

March 20
Friday Night at the Opera : Lucia di Lamermoor
The Music Lovers’ Club presents opera on the giant screen with stories and commentary. All are welcome! Starts at 6:30 pm. Entrance is $ 3.00. Brome Lake Community Center, 270 Victoria St. 450-242-2020.

Not To Miss!
Friday March 20th
St. Patricks at The Knowlton Pub

Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated worldwide by the those of Irish descent and increasingly by non-Irish people (especially in Brome Lake where the English Community stands strong together and raises a beer mug or six together). Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the colour green. Green, as in the color of Brome Lake!

In Knowlton and Brome Lake the celebration occurs mainly at the Knowlton Pub…where the English Community gather to celebrate the heritage that built this area! What better place to celebrate than at the local Pub where the locals come together! While most of Canada is involved in “Rrrrrrolling up the Rrrrim” to win, we have our own “Lac Brrrrrrrrrome” parties during the green days of Saint Patties day!…

Local Theatre
March 8th – 18th
A Bench in The Sun
Knowlton Players are offering a production of Ron Clark’s “A Bench in the Sun” being directed by Gerry Potterton.

“Harold and Burt, longtime friends, live in a retirement home and spend their days on a bench in the garden bickering. A once famous actress has just moved in, giving them something new to argue over. When they learn that the home is about to be sold and they will have to find a new residence, the three join forces to prevent this upsetting development.”

The cast includes: Steve Trew, Roger de la Mare and Renée-Louise Law.

The shows are on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are only $12. Townshippers are $10, Students $8 and children under 12 only $5. Come out and support our talented thespians and enjoy the power of live theatre right here in Knowlton at a truly first-class venue. Reservations 450-242-2270.

About the author of “A Bench in the Sun” Ron Clark:
Canadian-born playwright Ron Clark has co-written some of the most popular and often produced comedies in North America including MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON’S, NO HARD FEELINGS, WALLY’S CAFE and NORMAN IS THAT YOU? All of these plays were written with the prolific American comedy writer Sam Bobrick Ron Clark’s solo writing of A BENCH IN THE SUN is poignant, moving… and very funny. Mr. Clark’s other plays include THE INCOMPARABLE LOU LOU and PIERRE AND MARIE which he adapted from the original French play by Jean-Noel Fenwick. His writing for the screen includes two collaborations with Mel Brooks on the films SILENT MOVIE (1976) and HIGH ANXIETY (1977).

A special spring event will be held on Douglass beach on the shores of wonderful Brome Lake! A full day of activities for the whole family starting at 2 pm and running all day until 7pm when a winter fireworks display will take place. There will be dog sled rides, kite flying demonstrations and hot air balloon rides and horse drawn carriage rides! What could be better than a spring Saturday on the ice of Lac Brome! There will be many more fun things to do so bring the whole family down to Douglass Beach just down from Victoria Street and Lakeside not far from downtown Knowlton. The event is being generously supported by the Town of Brome Lake, IGA Gazaille, Journal Le Guide and CFXM 104.9 and other local sponsors who, along with volunteers and the Chamber of Commerce and one of Knowlton’s most dedicated community boosters, Gerry Moar, are again putting their heart and soul into making things happen in Lac Brome!

March 14th
Screening: “An inconvenient Truth”
An Inconveneint TruthThe Knowlton Lions Club is pleased to present the Oscar winning documentary by Al Gore. The film will be shown Wednesday March 14 6:45 at the Lac Brome Community Center. The screening will be moderated by Dr. Charles Weldon and comments from a panel made up of Pierre Paradis, MNA for Brome-Missisquoi and Peter White of Renaissance Lac Brome. The film will be presented in original English version with French Subtitles. There is no charge for admission.

Not since “If You Love This Planet” by Helen Caldicott in 1982 has a film stirred such sentiment and catalysed such actions and awareness. If you want to give your children, family and friends a valuable gift then turn out for the free screening. Buy An Inconvenient Truth on DVD or in Paperback

From ClimateCrises.net:
“After 2005, the worst storm season ever experienced in America , it seems we may be reaching a tipping point – and Al Gore pulls no punches in explaining the dire situation. Interspersed with the bracing facts and future predictions is the story of Gore’s personal journey: from an idealistic college student who first saw a massive environmental crisis looming; to a young Senator facing a harrowing family tragedy that altered his perspective, to the man who almost became President but instead returned to the most important cause of his life – convinced that there is still time to make a difference.

With wit, smarts and hope, AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH ultimately brings home Gore’s persuasive argument that we can no longer afford to view global warming as a political issue – rather, it is the biggest moral challenges facing our global civilization.”

More information on this award winning film can be found at www.climatecrisis.net

The film will be shown Wednesday March 14th at 6:45 at the Lac Brome Community Center.