Otonabee Neighborhood: Back from Summer Camp at the Kawartha Potters Guild

The popular Kawartha Potters Guild week-long Clay and Crafts summer day camp is offered again in July and August with special COVID-19 protocols in place.

The camp is for ages 7-12 and runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily in weekly increments beginning July 4 and ending August 19 with craft clay projects, games , artistic and craft activities. Pre and post camp care is available for a reasonable fee.

Registration is now open on the website and early registration is recommended to secure the week that best fits your summer schedule, as spaces fill up quickly. Registration of more than one child per week or of one child for more than one week entitles you to a discount on the total price.

The guild will once again offer a manual construction camp for teenagers aged 12 to 17. This camp runs August 2-5, 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. daily. This camp is an intensive creative experience that allows for more advanced projects than the regular camp and aims to bring out the creative voice of each participant.

Fees are $285 per week per camper (without HST) and $250 for teen camp. The City of Peterborough offers a Recreation Fee Subsidy Program for Dependent Child Camps. If you need help with registration fees for any camp and you live in the city, you may qualify. Information and forms are available at www.peterborough.ca or by calling 705-742-7777 ext. 1827.

Private lessons, birthday parties or lessons for those who just want to try clay working can be booked by contacting [email protected]

The guild is located at 993 Talwood Dr. For more information, please call 705-742-4979 or visit www.kawarthapottersguild.com.

Wellness Center

The Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, 775 Brealey Dr., hosts its annual day camps with this year’s theme, “Come for Fun, Stay for Friends”. Young people between the ages of four and 15 can participate in recreational, sports, artistic, theatrical, musical, dancing, scientific and technological activities and more.

This year, camps are offered not only at the Wellness Center, but also at the Navy Club, 24 Whitlaw St. Participants can choose any period of a week or more, and grants are available for the program . Some of the themes this year are Art Attack, Ultimate Dance, Girl Power, Space Adventure, Wild Zoofari and more. For more details, visit www.peterborough.ca.


A Summer Solstice Jazz Party will be held outdoors at ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery on Tuesday, June 21, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (rain date June 22). Singer Carling Stephen will perform with the Rob Phillips Trio, with Phillips on piano. , Dennis Pendrith on bass and Curtis Cronkwright on drums, plus special guest Doug Sutherland on trumpet.

Stephen has been a professional singer and songwriter since the age of 15 and has been performing in Ontario for 10 years. She is one of the featured singers and performers at Jazz and Blues Night every Thursday night at The Blackhorse in Peterborough, now in its 9th year.

The musicians will perform jazz standards and original music to celebrate the summer solstice, with selections from Nina Simone, Billie Holliday, Thelonious Monk, French jazz standards and more.

ZimArt is a unique sculpture park, with the most comprehensive and eclectic selection of Zimbabwean stone carvings in Canada.

Tickets are $40 each and early purchase is recommended as the event is limited to 75 people. Bring your own chair and drink. Email [email protected] to purchase tickets. The gallery is located at 855 Second Line Rd., Bailieboro. For more information, please visit www.zimart.ca.

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