to Jun 16

La Jeunesse Choirs celebrates its 30th year with The Lion King Jr.

La Jeunesse Choirs is celebrating its 30th year serving the youth of our community with a special musical theatre presentation of The Lion King Jr. this June 14th to 16th at Victoria Hall in Cobourg. Our volunteers are creating broadway-inspired sets and costumes to showcase amazing singing and choreography in this classic Disney story.

Tickets are $19.50 plus handling and are available now in person or online at the Victoria Hall Box Office .

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2:00 PM14:00

Municipality of Port Hope Expo

The community is invited and encouraged to attend the Municipality of Port Hope Expo taking place on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Jack Burger Sports Complex.

Municipal Council and Staff will be on hand to highlight the various resident services available to the community and answer questions about each municipal department. Fire and Emergency Services will have a fire truck on the arena floor for kids to explore and Mayor Sanderson will discuss the new Strategic Plan.

The Municipal Expo will also include representation from the Port Hope Police Service and the Port Hope Public Library. Additionally, Northumberland County Waste Management representatives will be on hand to provide information about the rollout of the dual-stream recycling and green bin program.

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to May 4

There's trouble in River City!


VOS THEATRE Presents Meredith Willson's The Music Man

 April 25,26,27, May 2,3,4 at 8 p.m.

April 27,28 and May 4 at 2 p.m.

Tickets 27.00 or 24.50 for groups of 10 or more. (plus ticket service fee)

Victoria Hall Concert Hall, Cobourg ON

For tickets or Box Office 905-372-2210

The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson’s six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking travelling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boy’s band that he vows to organize – this despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef.  Featuring the area's finest performers and a live orchestra, you'll leave tapping humming favourites 76 Trombones or rapping Trouble.

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5:00 PM17:00

Castleton United Church Roast Beef Dinner

Saturday, April 6, 2019 from 5 to 7:30 pm

Castleton United Church

1815 Percy St. Castleton

Musical Entertainment by Local Musician/Singer/Songwriter Cheryl Casselman & Friends

Adults $15 , Children ages 6 to 12 years $6, 5 & under Free

Tickets can be purchased at Castleton General Store and Downey’s Guardian Pharmacy in Colborne

Or call Marion McComb 905-375-8155, Linda Annis 905-344-5084 or the Church office 905-349-2736

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to Apr 5

April 4 and 5 in Cobourg : Working our Woodlots

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The Ontario Woodlot Association holds its 26th Annual Woodlot Conference & AGM.  

Highlights include a tour of Northumberland County Forest, a Social evening, and talks on plantation management, the Ganaraska Watershed, tallgrass woodlands, and canoeing the Arctic. All are welcome.

For Conference and Tour Registration, visit OR contact 613-713-1525 or

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to May 3

Newfoundland: The Damnedest Hullabaloo

Northumberland Learning Connection’s twelve-part series will run from Thursday, March 28 to Friday, May 3, with talks, discussions, and performances, ending with a “downhome” Kitchen Party.  The series will cover the province’s provocative history, iconoclastic politicians, its irrepressible music and humour. Among the events scheduled, Douglas Cameron and David MacFarlane will perform The Door You Came In, and CODCO’s Greg Malone will speak on comedy.  The six Thursday evening events are at the Columbus Community Centre, 232 Spencer Street East, Cobourg.  For more information on speakers, topics, dates and locations, or to order tickets, visit or call 905.376.1871

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to May 16

Horizons of Friendship Welcomes Nominations for the Annual Founders Award

Horizons of Friendship is pleased to announce that nominations for the annual Founders Award are now being accepted. Do you know someone in your community who has made a positive difference with their volunteer or community leadership work? This is the ideal opportunity to recognize that special Canadian who may have been working ‘under the radar’ to help improve the lives of others.

The purpose of the award is to recognize an individual from anywhere in Canada who demonstrates a commitment to volunteerism and leadership in addressing social inequality and injustice. The award has been given out since 2004 to commemorate the three founders of Horizons of Friendship (David Stewart, Christine Stewart and Father Tim Coughlan) who founded the organization in the spirit of volunteerism in 1973.

Horizons of Friendship invites you to nominate someone you feel meets the award criteria and whose volunteer accomplishments and leadership deserve to be celebrated. We encourage people from across Canada to nominate those outstanding citizens for the Founders Award who, no matter their age or background, are setting a positive example for others by making meaningful contributions through their volunteer activities and have not receive recognition for their work.

Award criteria, the nomination form and details of the award process can be found on our website at or picked‐up in person at Horizons of Friendship’s office (50 Covert Street, Cobourg).

Completed forms may be submitted electronically to, dropped off at our office, or sent in by mail to Horizons of Friendship, P.O. Box 402, Cobourg, ON, K9A 4L1.

This year’s nomination deadline is May 16th, 2019.

The winner receives an one‐of‐a‐kind Founders Award commemorative bronze medal, specially crafted by renowned Northumberland artist Frances Gage, and a certificate of recognition. The recipient will also be recognized at a ceremony during the Horizons of Friendship Annual General Meeting. In addition, a financial donation will be made to one of Horizons’ development project in Central America or Mexico in honour of the recipient.

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to Mar 20

United Way seeking projects for 22nd Annual Day of Caring

Northumberland United Way is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the Day of Caring. The 22nd Annual Day of Caring will take place on Friday, June 7th in partnership with CpK Interior Products, Cameco Corporation, SABIC, Lakefront Utilities, Arclin Surfaces, Stalwood Homes, Town of Cobourg, Ontario Line Clearing/Wharram Tree Service, Home Hardware and the Lion’s Club of Cobourg. Over 150 volunteers from participating companies will work tirelessly from 8am to 2pm to complete a wide range of jobs in our community. Over the past 21 years, these volunteers have done it all!

We are currently seeking suitable Day of Caring projects from local not-for-profits, charitable and community organizations. We understand that often, small organizations cannot afford the time, money or personnel to do some of these jobs themselves. Also, agencies can refer individual clients to have jobs done, clients who may be in situations where due to health or monetary restrictions there is a definite need for assistance to help make one’s living situation more comfortable and safe. These are the kinds of projects for which Day of Caring is designed. Please keep in mind that the safety of all our volunteers is paramount and that jobs that have the potential to be dangerous will not be approved.

Jobs range from painting, cleaning, gardening and yard work to building sandboxes and enhancing play areas. Each year, the team reviews applications and jobs are assessed. From these assessments, materials are ordered and manpower determined to complete the job in a 5-6 hour work period.

Deadline for application is Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by 4:00 p.m.

If you are interested in applying for work to be completed, please visit our website at to download an application form today or contact United Way to request one.

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