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* Second Saturday of the month, country-and-western jamboree and dance (with open mike) from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Cold Springs Memorial Hall, with tickets available at the door (Amos Jones, 905- 372-7690).

* Sundays at 5 p.m., PHLO plays at The Oasis Bar and Grill, 31 King St. E., Cobourg. 905-372-6634.

* Mondays, Choral Legacy women's choir rehearses in three-and four-part harmony, Baltimore United Church, 7:15 p.m. (for more information, call Ann Knott at 885-6534 or Shasta Morey at 349-2188, or visit

* Mondays, Northumberland Chorus invites women who love to sing to consider joining the group. Rehearsals take place in the auditorium at the Golden Plough Lodge (983 Burnham St., Cobourg), and new members are always welcome (visit or call Joan at 905-372- 6675).

* Mondays (except for July and August), the Pine Ridge Art Association meets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cobourg Memorial Temple, 412 Victoria St. (905-377-8195).

* Through May 28, the Pine Ridge Hiking Club's photographic exhibit Through The Hiker's Lens runs at the Port Hope Public Library (31 Queen St.).

* Through May 29, weekends only, Journey Through The Arts (27 Walton St., Port Hope) spotlights artists within 100 miles of our community in an eclectic exhibition (905-885-0908, www.journeythroughthearts. co m).

* Through May 29, the Colborne Art Gallery (51 King St. E., Colborne) hosts an exhibition by Pat Stanley (905-355- 1798).

* Through May 31, the art of Mary McEwan is on display at the 100 Mile Diner (35 Main St., Warkworth).

* Through June 10, see paintings by David Janzen at the Buttermilk Cafe, 44 King St. W., Cobourg, with half of all proceeds donated to Northumberland Services For Women.

* Through July 14, Spirit of the Hiills presents photographer Margaret Hamilton's exhibit Life Is Good at the Campbellford library.

* The Cobourg Art Club has a new display of more than 50 original works by local artists to view and enjoy at The Mill Restaurant, 990 Ontario St. (Maureen, 905-372-7214).


Thursday, May 12

* The Canadian Federation of University Women Northumberland presents their 20th annual scholarship luncheon, featuring author and CBC Radio host Carol Off at the Best Western Cobourg Inn and Convention Centre (930 Burnham St.). For ticket information, call 905-377-9454 or 905-885-0765.

* At 5:30 p.m., it's your last chance to see the student production Night At The Wax Museum at Notre Dame Elementary School, 560 Burnham St., Cobourg. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for children or $15 for a family.

* East Northumberland Secondary School in Brighton welcomes you to its Spring Music Night, featuring the Grade 12 guitar class, the Grade 9-12 vocal class, the Jazz Eh and RazzMaJazz groups and the concert band. The show starts at 7 p.m. in the Terry Fox Auditorum, and tickets are $5 at the door (free for children aged 12 and under).

* The movie Biutiful (rated 14A) begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre (20 Queen St., Port Hope), with tickets available at the door.

* Northumberland Players presents the musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Victoria Hall Concert Hall (55 King St. W., Cobourg). This week, there are 8 p.m. shows today through Saturday, plus a 2 p.m. matinee Saturday. Tickets are $25 each (905-3722210).

* The Brighton Barn Theatre (166 Young St.) presents Neil Simon's The Odd Couple, with 8 p.m. shows today through Saturday. For ticket information, call (613) 475-2144.

May 13

* Port Hope High School (130 Highland Dr.) presents the musical Grease at 7 p.m. today and tomorrow. Admission is $10.

* Canadian folk legend Garnet Rogers performs live at 8 p.m. at the Northumberland Rock and Roll Experience (27 Walton St., Port Hope). Tickets are $25, and doors open at 7 p.m. (905-885-0908).

* Andrea Martin brings her Everything Must Go show to the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope, at 8 p.m. (905-885- 1071).

Saturday, May 14

* The Northumberland Photography Club presents Picture Perfect, a one-day interactive workshop featuring Ann Brokelman, Nancy Falconi, Sherrie Greig and Sid Tabak. It takes place at t he Ruth Clarke Activity Centre (81 Mill St. S., Port Hope), and your $65 registration includes snacks and lunch (905-372-6389 or

* The Capitol Theatre Metropolitan HD Opera Series presents Wagner's Die Walkure at 1 p.m. at the theatre (20 Queen St. -- 905-885-1071 or 1-800-454-5092). One hour ahead of time, enjoy a brown-bag- lunch talk on the opera by Ian Montagnes, sponsored by the Northumberland Learning Connection. Tickets are $5 at the door, with coffee and tea provided (905-349-3402).

* The Art Gallery of Northumberland (third floor west at Victoria Hall, 55 King St. W., Cobourg) holds the opening reception for the 18th annual student exhibition, which runs through June 18 (905-372-0333).

* The Juno-nominated Saddle Blues Trio hits the stage at 3 p.m. at the panelling lounge at Kelly's Homelike Inn, 205 Third St., Cobourg (905-372-3234).

* A violin recital by Christopher Whitley (with Christine Kim on piano) features work by Bach, Bartok, Faure and Tchaikovsky at 7 p.m. at St. Peter's Anglican Church, 240 College St., Cobourg. Admission is free, though a donation to the church would be appreciated (905-372-5130).

* Northumberland Orchestra & Choir winds up the season with With One Voice, a 7:30 p.m. program at Trinity United Church (15 Chapel St. , Cobourg) featuring the Westben Chorus and selections from Haydn. There will also be a performance tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, 21 Centre St., Campbellford. Tickets are available at the Victoria Hall Concert Hall box office (905-372-2210) at $28 for adults, $25 for seniors and $12 for youth (children under the age of 12 are admitted free with an adult). For ticket information on the Campbellford concert, call (705) 853-5508.

* Fiddle virtuoso Ashley MacIsaac performs at 8 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre, Port Hope (905-885-1071 or 1-800-434- 5092).

* Smokin' Joe Kubik and B'nois King perform at the Cobourg Legion (136 Orr St.) at 8 p.m. Tickets are $31, available through the Victoria Hall Concert Hall box office (905- 372-2210).

Sunday, May 15

* This is the last day to catch the Art de Triomphe show at the Art Gallery of Northumberland in Port Hope (60 Walton St.).

* La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra offer a 3 p.m. concert called Sonic Bloom at Port Hope United Church (34 South St.). Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and $50 for a family of two adults and two youth, available at the Capitol Theatre and Victoria Hall Concert Hall box offices (or call 1- 866-460-LJYO).

Tuesday, May 17

* The movie Winter In Wartime (rated 14A) begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre (20 Queen St., Port Hope), with tickets available at the door.

Wednesday, May 18

* The movie The Adjustment Bureau (rated PG) begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre (20 Queen St., Port Hope), with tickets available at the door.

Thursday, May 19

* The Cobourg Poetry Workshop Third Thursday Reading Series continues at 7:30 p.m. at Meet At 66 King East in Cobourg, with Rocco de Giacomo, Mark Clement and Vivian Masseau-Taylor on the program.

* Cobourg's own Wendy Irvine returns to town for the launch of her new CD Dancing Castles (with her new band Sixteen Different Minds) at the Oasis Bar & Grill, 31 King St. E. (905-372-6634).