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Not To Miss in October

October 25th - 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.

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

The clolors of the leaves are awesome. 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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Past Destination Knowlton Articles on Life in The Eastern Townships

The Big Brome Fair 2007
Well...you missed the Brome Fair 2007 but don't worry we have a full recap! 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.

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 culinary demonstrations and competitions by world-class chefs who converge on Knowlton for this prestigious event. Always a crowd-pleaser the Duck Festival is one of the most popular events in the tourist season.

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New Benches Installed Beside Pettes Library
Uniprix Ready For Expansion...Next Up: Tim Horton!
Getting Ready for the Big Brome Fair
Knowlton Business Faces Fine for Illegal Sign
Knowlton Gas Station Says Buh-Bye!
SPCA Adoptions Raise the "Woof"
Lac Brome Rentals Signal Growth
Knowlton en Lumiere: A bright idea!
Charge of the Light Brigade
Halloween in Knowlton
Floating Islands put Knowlton in Spotlight
Gerald Swann: featured painter
Renaissance Lac Brome Meeting
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Sienna Cat
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.
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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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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

Knowlton Players Website

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Past Destination Knowlton Views on Happenings in The Eastern Townships

A Perfect Thanksgiving Weekend
Sutton Fundraiser A Magical Evening
Environmental Fair Comes to Brome
Weather won't "Fowl" Duck Fest Week-end
Happy New Year 2007
Did Someone Say Winter?
Dangerous Cyanobacteria Closes Brome Lake
Brome Lake Duck Festival
Celebrating the Big Brome Fair
Dawson Tragedy Impacts Knowlton Children
The Amazing Race...Knowlton Style!
Back to School: Watch Out For Our Kids!
Quaint Village or Monster Truck Show?
Taking Aim At The Mayor
Can You Hear Me Now? Cell Tower To Be Built
Brome Lake Ducks Maintain Rugby Record
Eastern Townships Challenge visits Knowlton
Celebrating the Big Brome Fair

Changing the Victorian Landscape of Knowlton
Knowlton Landmark Hotel Wins Award
"Raccoon Cookies" Fight Rabies Outbreak

Knowlton Imposes Strict Dress Code

Brome-Missisquoi Election Results
Spring Break Party On Brome Lake
Liberals Sliding Down The "Poles"
Tobogganing & Valentines Provide Warmth
Centre Lac Brome Lake Center Open
Mont Morin Likely No Threat To Ski Bromont
Renaissance Lac Brome Continue Raising Funds
Emballages Knowlton Merges With US Firm
Brome Taxes Go Through The Roof
Action Plan or Fantasy Land?
Anna Nixon At Sutton Gallery

Spectacular Migration of Birds
Remembrance Day in Knowlton

New Cobblestone Crosswalks
Knowlton Marina Is The Place To Beat the Heat
Knowlton Residents Upset With State of Mill Pond
Canada Day In Knowlton
RCMP Musical Ride Thrills Townshippers
Running the Tour Du Lac Brome
Public Market Opens In Knowlton
New IGA for Knowlton
David Suzuki Visits Knowlton

Rain Swells Cold Brook
Fessenden: Knowlton's Unsung Hero
Shawn Phillips Visits Knowlton
The Sounds Of Spring in Knowlton
Fire Department To Get New Fire Trucks

Jack-o-Lanterns. 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!

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