Events

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
CONCERT: THE ACOUSTIC VILLAGE
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 [email protected]
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
CONCERT: THE ACOUSTIC VILLAGE
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 [email protected]
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
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: THE ACOUSTIC VILLAGE
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 [email protected]
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 3
CANADIAN CLUB MEETING

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 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 [email protected]
Refreshments will be served at 1:30 pm. Lecture: 2 pm to 4 pm at the Centre Lac-Brome, 270 Victoria.

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

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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
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.

JUNE

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: [email protected]
Entry: $5 per car. Brome Fair Grounds, 345 Stagecoach Road, Brome.

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

JULY

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 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
TO COME

SEPTEMBER

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: [email protected]

OCTOBER

October 12~15
KNOWLTON LITERARY FESTIVAL

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: [email protected] 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 th
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: [email protected] 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.