April Events

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.
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.

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
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…

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