Northcrest Ward: Activity Haven Garden Tour includes art print

The Activity Haven Garden Tour takes place July 16 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and tickets are on sale now. The tour includes seven gardens, music and prizes.

The cost is $20 and your ticket includes an entry for a draw for a beautiful 8 x 10 inch framed floral photo by Anita Clifford, titled Summer Spray. The tour takes place rain or shine.

Tickets for the tour are available at Activity Haven, 180 Barnardo Ave.; Avant Garden Shop, 156 Sherbrooke Street; Burley Gardens, 2604 Television Rd.; and Griffin’s Greenhouse, 3026 Lakefield Road.

Zoo Concerts

The free summer concerts in the gazebo at Riverview Park and Zoo are back! This Sunday, the Encore & Swing Band performs its specialty, classical music. The concerts, sponsored by the Peterborough Utilities Group, take place on Sundays from 3-5 p.m. every other week until Labor Day, weather permitting.

Performances scheduled for the rest of the summer include:

  • July 10: The Donny Woods Band (pop, rock, country)
  • July 24: KnightShift (jazz, rock, pop)

  • August 7: The Fade Kings (rhythm & blues, jazz and blues)
  • August 21: Peterborough Concert Band (Traditional Band)
  • September 4: Electric City Swing (classic big band swing)

Bring your own lawn chair and enjoy the music.


The second annual Nogojiwanong Indigenous Fringe (NIFF) takes place Tuesday through Sunday at the Nozhem First Peoples Performance Space on the East Bank campus of Trent University. The festival opens on Indigenous Peoples Day (Tuesday) and continues with performances on subsequent days.

Performances and performers include Bone, Breath and Sound: Embodiment of the Traumatized and Resilient Form by Aerial Sunday-Cardinal, Not Your Sacred Object by Indigibabes Burlesque, Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land by Indigenized Indigenous Theater Company, Sean Beaver en Live by Sean Beaver, Journey the Beautiful Canoe by the Beautiful Canoe Collective, Songs and Stories from a Modern Mohawk part 2 by “Tiger” Will Mason.

For more information, a full schedule and artist biographies, visit

Events will take place indoors and outdoors. Masks are mandatory for indoor events and attendees are requested to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The cost is $10 per event. To register and purchase tickets, visit the website above.

Baby massage

Lavender and Play is offering a baby massage workshop on June 28 from 1-3 p.m. In this two-hour workshop for babies and parents led by Sonja Martin, participants will learn about the benefits of baby massage, why we massage babies, and how to massage your baby. .

The cost is $20 plus HST. Bring a baby blanket and a natural oil like olive, grape or coconut oil, but no baby oil. The safety instructions will be respected.

Sign up at

Walk in Burnham Park

A Peterborough Field Naturalists nature hike will take place Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mark S Burnham Provincial Park, an old-growth forest. Trent University students Kaylen Foley and Dawson Wainman will lead this outing, which will focus on identifying trees and reading the forest landscape. They will provide insight into local forests and answer any questions related to trees or forests, covering a variety of topics including forest succession, pillow and crib topography, and tree identification using leaves , twigs, bark and shapes.

Bring binoculars, camera and insect repellent. Dress according to the day’s weather forecast and wear sturdy shoes. Accessibility is easy to moderate, with a hill to climb.

Register for the outing by contacting Dawson by email at Further details will be provided upon registration. This outing is for Peterborough Field Naturalists members only. Not a member? Visit to find out how to become one. You can register online or print the registration form to mail it.