July Events

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

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
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.

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.

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