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JANUARY

January 7
WINTER LECTURE SERIES with Historian Jim Manson
An Uneasy Alliance: Loyalists and "Yankee Land Grabbers"
in the Eastern Townships, 1800-1814.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House,
15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. Donations at the door appreciated. Information: 450-243-6782

January 14
WINTER LECTURE SERIES with Historian Jim Manson
Harriet Baker: The Life and Letters of an Independent and Cosmopolitan
Brome County Woman during the 20th Century.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House,
15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. Donations at the door appreciated. Information: 450-243-6782

January 14
Featured Act: Ralph Steiner.
Guest Performers: East Side Mountain Boys, Val Kerr & Bill Nunnelly, Bill Busteed.
In accordance with the Star Café restaurant and liquor licensing, reservations must
include dinner and must be made for no later than 6:30 pm. Reservations: 450-558-6557.
7:00 pm at The Star Café, 61 Lakeside. 450-243-5222

January 21
WINTER LECTURE SERIES with Historian Jim Manson
Resignation and Reconciliation: Reverand Charles Caleb Cotton and the
Anglican Church on the Eastern Townships Border.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House,
15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. Donations at the door appreciated. Information: 450-243-6782

January 21
GARDEN CLUB LECTURE:
DESIGN LESSONS FROM BRITISH GARDENS
Speaker: Pat Webster.
These lectures are open to members of the Garden Club, but guests may attend with a member for $10.
To become a member, please contact Jonathan Chang 450-297-0543 or jonathan@bromelakegc.org.
Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm. Lecture: 2 pm to 4 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.


FEBRUARY

February 11
WINTER LECTURE SERIES with Historian Jim Manson
The Corrigan Affair: Religious Tensions, the Leeds' Orange
Lodge and the Murder of Robert Corrigan.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House,
15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. Donations at the door appreciated. Information: 450-243-6782

February 11
POLAR PARTY at the BEACH
Winter fun with a tropical twist. Music, activities,
contests and more. Skating on the lake.
1 pm to 5 pm. Info: 450-242-2020. Douglass Beach, 213 Lakeside.

February 11
CONCERT: RANEE LEE
One of Canada's most popular jazz vocalists and recording artists, Juno-winner Ranee Lee performs
with the Richard Ring Quartet for one night only. Tickets ($30) available at Brome Lake Books.
8 pm at the Auberge Lakeview Inn, 50 Victoria. For dinner reservations, call 450-243-6183.

February 11
Featured Act: Crooked Pine.
Guest Performers: Corey & Sheila, Shirley Spencer, Sid Gulick & Kay Louise.
In accordance with the Star Café restaurant and liquor licensing, reservations must
include dinner and must be made for no later than 6:30 pm. Reservations: 450-558-6557.
7:00 pm at The Star Café, 61 Lakeside. 450-243-5222

February 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25
DINNER THEATRE
A presentation by the Knowlton Players. Written by Laura Teasdale.
This is the tenth anniversary of the dinner theatre series and they are pulling out all the stops! .
Tickets are $46. and include a three-course meal.To reserve, Call Diane at 450 931-0603 after 1pm.
7 pm upstairs at The Knowlton Pub, 267 Knowlton Rd.

February 18
WINTER LECTURE SERIES with Historian Jim Manson
The Heroic Townshipper: Edward Doherty and the Capture of Abraham Lincoln's Assassin
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House,
15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. Donations at the door appreciated. Information: 450-243-6782

February 18
GARDEN CLUB LECTURE:
THE MAKING OF A COUNTRY GARDEN
Speakers: Jill Rankin Cobbet & Niels Jensen.
These lectures are open to members of the Garden Club, but guests may attend with a member for $10.
To become a member, please contact Jonathan Chang 450-297-0543 or jonathan@bromelakegc.org.
Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm. Lecture: 2 pm to 4 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.

February 18
CONCERT: DUOS D'AMOUR
Presented by L'Harmonie des Saisons with Hélène Brunet and Phillippe Gagné.
Soprano Brunet and tenor Gagné won the 2016 Juno award for classical album of the year.
. Tickets are available at Brome Lake Books or at the door.
2 pm at the Knowlton United Church, 234 Knowlton Rd.

February 25
WINTER LECTURE SERIES with Historian Jim Manson
Let There Be Light: Southern Canada Power and the Electrification
of the Eastern Townships during its Early Industrial Age.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society in the Old Court House,
15 St. Paul Road, Saturday at 1 p.m. Donations at the door appreciated. Information: 450-243-6782


MARCH

March 4
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY DINNER
A celebration of women honouring 3 local artistic women of distinction:
Marie-Andrée Leblond, Mary Martin and Susan Pepler.
Also including a play by Laura Teasdale "The Good Wife's Guide" and the popular
Silent Purse Auction. Sponsored by the Yamaska Valley Optimist Club. Tickets $60.
More info: 450-243-0720 and 450-242-4421.
5:30 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.

March 6
Canadian Club meeting with guest speaker Terry Millard, Expat Brit and Amateur Beer Maker.
His topic: "The History of Beer".
Non-members may attend this meeting for a $10.00 entrance fee.
2 pm at Auberge West Brome, 128 Route 139, West Brome. 450-266-7552.

March 11
CONCERT: WATOTO, CHILDREN'S CHOIR from UGANDA
"Signs and Wonders" Tour.
Goodwill offering is appreciated. All proceeds go to the choir.
4 pm at St. Paul's Anglican Church, 24 St. Paul's Road.

March 11
Featured Act: Kyra Shaughnessy.
Guest Performers: Coco Cognac, Leslie Duke, Mississquoi.
In accordance with the Star Café restaurant and liquor licensing, reservations must
include dinner and must be made for no later than 6:30 pm. Reservations: 450-558-6557.
7:00 pm at The Star Café, 61 Lakeside. 450-243-5222

March 18
GARDEN CLUB LECTURE:
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF WATER FEATURES
Speakers: Judy & Doug Harvey.
These lectures are open to members of the Garden Club, but guests may attend with a member for $10.
To become a member, please contact Jonathan Chang 450-297-0543 or jonathan@bromelakegc.org
Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm. Lecture: 2 pm to 4 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.

March 25
CONCERT TO BENEFIT "AU DIAPASON"
This special evening features the talents of four local groups: Kitchen Jam (from Frelighsburg),
Daniel Haché (of Soulwood),Déjà Two (France Lepitre and Julia Rohan)
and The Lovely Brothers (Laura Teasdale, Sheila McManus and Patricia St. Onge).
Tickets are $20, and are available at Brome Lake Books, Eureka and Antiques Belles Choses.
The bar will be open and door prizes will be given away to lucky winners! For info, call 450-242-2425.
7 pm at Auberge Lakeview Inn, 50 Victoria.


APRIL

April 1
THE SWEETEST SEASON
Special exihibit chronicling the history of the maple industry with artefacts in the Centennial
Building plus a sampling of sugar-on-snow and other sweet treats; horse and wagon rides;
an old-time craft; story and playtime in the Children’s Museum.
Noon to 4pm. Free admission, although donations are always appreciated.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society, 130 Lakeside. Information: 450-243-6782

April 3
Canadian Club meeting with guest speaker Mari Hill Harpur, photographer and author.
Her topic: "Sea Water Salmon: Chronicles of the St. John River".
Non-members may attend this meeting for a $10.00 entrance fee.
2 pm at Auberge West Brome, 128 Route 139, West Brome. 450-266-7552.

April 8
BILINGUAL PRESENTATION ABOUT WW1.
Author and historian Michel Litalien of the Department of National Defense.
Litalien's visit occurs just one day shy of the 100th anniversary of the Canadian capture
of Vimy Ridge, a defining moment in our country’s history. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Old Court House
at 15 St. Paul, but attendees should come earlier if they wish to take in the special exhibit
"The Road Past Vimy" which will be featured in the Centennial Building at 130 Lakeside.
Admission is free for the exhibit and by donation for the Litalien presentation.
Presented by The Brome County Historical Society. Information: 450-243-6782

April 9
ST. PAUL'S IN CONCERT
Music for a Great Week with St.Paul's Praise team.
Freewill offering ($10) to help upgrade the church's Hauptwerk system.
4 pm at St. Paul's Church, 24 St. Paul.

April 8
Featured Act: Chris Rawlings.
Guest Performers: France Lepitre, Ian "Boy Blue"’ Hanchet, Kathryn Berry.
In accordance with the Star Café restaurant and liquor licensing, reservations must
include dinner and must be made for no later than 6:30 pm. Reservations: 450-558-6557.
7:00 pm at The Star Café, 61 Lakeside. 450-243-5222

April 15
GARDEN CLUB LECTURE:
EXTREME HORICULTURE
Speaker: Albert Mondor.
These lectures are open to members of the Garden Club, but guests may attend with a member for $10.
To become a member, please contact Jonathan Chang 450-297-0543 or jonathan@bromelakegc.org
Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm. Lecture: 2 pm to 4 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.

April 22
ROCK AND ROLL DANCE PARTY
With The Random Chance Band. Back by popular demand. Tickets are $15
and can be purchased in advance at the BCHS or at the door starting at 7 pm.
This not-to-be-missed show starts at 8 p.m. and ends ...when the party is over!
Proceeds to The Brome County Historical Society. Information: 450-243-6782
Auberge Lakeview Inn, 50 Victoria.

April 29
AUTHORS FOR INDIES
Authors Louise Penny and Anne Fortier will be at Brome Lake Books to join in the annual
"Authors for Indies" event, celebrating independant bookstores across Canada.
11 am to 4 pm at Brome Lake Books, 30-D Lakeside.

April 30
ANNUAL BMP BRUNCH
Fund-raising brunch for the BMP Foundation in collaboration with the Knowlton Lions Club.
Tickets: $40.00 per person. Fondation BMP • 450 266-5548 • www.fondationbmp.ca
Auberge West Brome • 450 266-7552 Centre communautaire du Lac-Brome • 450 242-2020
Hôtel de ville de Sutton • 450 538-2290 Hôtel de ville de Lac-Brome • 450 243-6111
10h00 and 13h00. Auberge et Spa West Brome, 128 Route 139, West Brome.


MAY

May 1
CANADIAN CLUB SPRING LUNCHEON & MEETING
Canadian Club meeting with guest speaker Terry Mosher (Aislan), politial cartoonist, Montreal Gazette.
His topic: "My Fifty Years in the Business".
Non members may attend this meeting for a $10.00 entrance fee.
Luncheon at 12 noon, annual meeting at 2 pm.
Auberge West Brome, 128 Route 139, West Brome. 450-266-7552.

May 13, 20, 27
SATURDAY MORNING DESIGNS
An artistic meeting ... to draw in all simplicity. Bring your pencils,
sketchbook and portable easel. Focus on still life and portraits.
Beginners and not-so-beginners, both young and old, are welcome.
Info: info@hors-cadre.ca or 450-242-1908.
9:30 am to noon at the Galerie Hors-Cadre, 320 Knowlton Rd..

May 13
LOBSTER DINNER
Come and celebrate 36 years of service to the youth of Brome Lake.
To benefit the Club Optimiste Lac-Brome. Tickets: $125. 450-243-0325.
6 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.

May 13
Featured Act: NEeMA.
Guest Performers: Jamie Weber, Go Tié and Barry Dwyer with Holly Bailey,.
In accordance with the Star Café restaurant and liquor licensing, reservations must
include dinner and must be made for no later than 6:30 pm. Reservations: 450-558-6557.
7:00 pm at The Star Café, 61 Lakeside. 450-243-5222

May 20
OPENING OF MUSEUM
Opening of the 2017 season from 10m to 5 pm.
Admission fees apply to non-members.
The Brome County Historical Society
130 Lakeside. Info: 450-243-6782

May 22
VICTORIA DAY TALK & TEA
The Brome County Historical Society
130 Lakeside. Info: 450-243-6782


JUNE

June 3
THEATRE LAC BROME OPENING GALA
Marc Hervieux, tenor is one of Canada's most in demand classical singers, both nationally
and internationally. Accompanied by his pianist, Mr. Hervieux will interpret the most beautiful
songs from his popular repertoire and promises a musical evening along with the warm humour he is known for.
Gala opening starting with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres & conversation. Tickets: $125.00 per person.
Box Office: 450-242-2270. 6:30 pm at Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo.

June 3
COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE
Treasures and bargains in support of the Lions Club chartible activities.
8 am at the Dépanneur Rouge, 483 Knowlton R. Info: 450-243-6608.

June 4
GRAND FONDO ECO CYCLIST RALLY
Four circuits that pass through Brome Lake.
See the Web Site for information and registration.

June 8~11
ST. FRANCIS KENNEL and OBEDIENCE CLUB SHOW
All Breed Championship Dog Show: Confirmation, Obedience and Rally
judgings. Canine Good Neighbour trials.
Show Secretary: Diana Edwards 450-825-2824. E-mail: diana@dess.ca
Entry: $5 per car. Brome Fair Grounds, 345 Stagecoach Road, Brome.

June 10
OPENING OF FARMER'S MARKET
Open every Saturday until October 7; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Local producers offer fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, cheeses, breads and baked goods.
Maple Street in downtown Knowlton. Welcome to a taste of the country. 450-243-6111.

June 10
Featured Act: The Honeysuckle Sisters wth Michael Hynes.
Guest Performers: Dominic Lahaie and Sylvain Racine.
In accordance with the Star Café restaurant and liquor licensing, reservations must
include dinner and must be made for no later than 6:30 pm. Reservations: 450-558-6557.
7:00 pm at The Star Café, 61 Lakeside. 450-243-5222

June 16~18
TOUR DU LAC BROME MERRELL, 39th Edition
The Tour du Lac Brome is one of the finest traditions in foot racing in Quebec.
This annual event takes place along the shores of Brome Lake and in the village of Knowlton,
one of The Eastern Townships' most beautiful villages.
Info and registration: Web Site: Tour du Lac Brome Tél: 514-387-0404

June 17
CONCERT: ANGEL FORREST
Theatre Lac Brome is pleased to present Angel Forrest, recently named the Female Vocalist of the Year
by the Maple Blues Awards. Her appearance in Knowlton will showcase her latest album "Angels 11", with her
distinctive Joplinesque throaty sound and a repertoire that ranges from blues and rock to jazz.
Tickets: $35.00 per person. Box Office: 450-242-2270.
8 pm at Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo.

June 24
FÊTE NATIONALE
Soapbox derby, games and activities, artists at work
community supper, dancing and fireworks. Bring your friends
and family. All day in the center of the village on Lakeside Road.
More info: FeteNationaleQuebecLacBrome24@gmail.com

June 25
ANTIQUE AND CRAFT MARKET
10 am to 4 pm. Information: 450-243-6782.
On the grounds of The Brome County Historical Society, 130 Lakeside.


JULY

Every Saturday
FARMER'S MARKET
Open every Saturday until October 7; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Local producers offer fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, cheeses, breads and baked goods.
Maple Street in downtown Knowlton. Welcome to a taste of the country. 450-243-6111.

July 1
CONCERT: OH CANADA! SONGS in the KEY of EH?!
Starring Vintage Wine Canada 150. Pop, rock, folk, country, and blues from wide
range of artists, including Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, The Band, Paul Anka, Anne Murray,
Hank Snow, Ian and Sylvia, Steppenwolf, the Guess Who, Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot,
Michel Pagliaro, the Diamonds, and many more! Plus some other songs you won’t know were by Canadians!
Tickets: $35.00 per person. Box Office: 450-242-2270.
8 pm at Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo.

July 6~7~8
THEATRE: TAP 'N TELL
Starring Wayne Doba and Andrea Conway.
Get ready for a fun filled evening of incredible tap dancing and entertaining stories,
from years of working in showbiz. Experience first hand what it was to share a dressing
room with Joan Baez, how it felt to work with Al Pacino in "Scarface", or dancing along side
the famous Nicholas Brothers; life on tour with the Cirque du Soleil and much, much more!
Three nights only. Tickets: $35.00 per person. Box Office: 450-242-2270.
8 pm at Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo.

July 12
KNOWLTON HOUSE and GARDEN TOUR
A day in the country and a chance to enjoy the beautiful homes and gardens of Knowlton, whilst supporting professional
bilingual theatre and a festival of music. This self-guided tour of exceptional homes is consistently sold-out so don’t delay.
Regular tickets $60, including a box lunch or a restaurant coupon. Proceeds go to Theatre Lac Brome.
For more information and tickets: Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo. 450-242-2270.

July 20-21-22, 27-28-29
THEATRE: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
A classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg
of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.
With this wildly inventive tour de force, you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime!
Tickets priced from $30 to $35. per person. 2 pm and 8 pm. See Theatre site for details.
Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo. 450-242-2270.

July 21
THEATRE: SHAKESPEARE ON THE BEACH
Much Ado About Nothing, presented by Repercussion Theatre.
The performance is free and will start at 7:00 pm.
Bring your blanket or beach chair. 7 pm at Douglass Beach.
Sponsored by the Knowlton Literary Festival. Info: 450-242-2242.


AUGUST

Every Saturday
FARMER'S MARKET
Open every Saturday until October 7; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Local producers offer fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, cheeses, breads and baked goods.
Maple Street in downtown Knowlton. Welcome to a taste of the country. 450-243-6111.

August 3-4-5
THEATRE: AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS
A classic adventure novel by the French writer Jules Verne published in 1873. In the story, Phileas Fogg
of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.
With this wildly inventive tour de force, you’re in for the adventure of a lifetime!
Tickets priced from $30 to $35. per person. 2 pm and 8 pm. See Theatre site for details.
Theatre Lac Brome, 9 Mont-Echo. 450-242-2270.

August 26
PRE-LAUNCH: "GLASS HOUSES" by LOUISE PENNY
Under the big tent in Coldbrook Park. Tickets include a signed copy of the book
and a portion of each sale will go to Yamaska Literacy and the hospice Au Diapason.
Reserved seating is on a first come, first served basis. Reservations accepted from 10am May 1.
Please call 450-242-2242 or go to www.bromelakebooks.ca
2 pm in Coldbrook Park, 32 Lakeside Rd. Center of the village.


SEPTEMBER

Every Saturday
FARMER'S MARKET
Open every Saturday until October 7; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Local producers offer fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, cheeses, breads and baked goods.
Maple Street in downtown Knowlton. Welcome to a taste of the country. 450-243-6111.

September 1~4
BROME FAIR
Brome Fair is an annual fall agricultural fair and exhibition which takes place in the
tiny village of Brome. Founded in 1856, it is the 3rd largest agricultural fair in Quebec.
Click here to see why "All roads lead to Brome" on Labour Day weekend.
345 ch. Stagecoach, Brome. 450-242-3976.

September 23~24
BROME LAKE DUCK FESTIVAL
One of the top five food events in Quebec (Quebec Vacances). An exceptional marriage
of the pleasures of the palate and the pleasures of the eye... great food and a wonderful
setting in a village that celebrates both the English and French cultures of Quebec.
More info: More info: armand.gaudet@live.ca.

Septemer 20~October 8
CELTIC HARMONIES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Concerts by world-class musicians from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany,
Canada's East Coast and Quebec. Schedule available in July.
Knowlton, Waterloo and Bromont.
Information: 450-292-3456 X228 or april@celticharmonies.ca.


OCTOBER

Every Saturday
FARMER'S MARKET
Open every Saturday until October 7; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Local producers offer fruits, flowers, vegetables, meat, cheeses, breads and baked goods.
Maple Street in downtown Knowlton. Welcome to a taste of the country. 450-243-6111.

October 12~15
An annual English language Literary Festival that brings internationally respected writers, poets
and playwrights to Knowlton to celebrate and contribute to English literary culture.
Now in its eighth year of exceptional authors and events.
For more information: Visit the website or call Brome Lake Books, 450-242-2242.


NOVEMBER

Dates in November to be confirmed
A GREAT EXHIBITION OF LITTLE MASTERPIECES
The third edition of this popular exhibition of works by Eastern Townships artists.
More information: info@hors-cadre.ca or 450-242-1908.
Galerie Hors-Cadre, 320 Knowlton Rd.


DECEMBER

December 2
SANTA CLAUS PARADE
The Lion's Club annual Santa Claus parade with lots of floats preceding the jolly old man himself.
Starts at 1 pm at Windmill Plastics, taking Knowlton and Lakeside Roads through the center of the
village and finishing at Knowlton Academy where the kids can meet Santa !
While waiting, enjoy free hot chocolate at Restaurant Le Relais, corner Lakeside & Knowlton !

Dates in December to be confirmed
HORS CADRE CHRISTMAS MARKET
The second annual magical show and sale of Chrismas items designed
and made by immensely talented local artisans.
More information: info@hors-cadre.ca or 450-242-1908.
Galerie Hors-Cadre, 320 Knowlton Rd.

December 9
MIDNIGHT MADNESS
Celebrate the spirit of Christmas with our village merchants ~ music,
entertainment, tastings and super specials. From 5 pm 'til midnight.