Community Calendar

This is your Country 101.1 Country Cares Community Calendar. See what’s going on in YOUR community! Get involved and make a difference where you live. To submit an event to our calendar please contact Mackenzie Bishop at mackenzie.bishop@rci.rogers.com.

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April 18 to May 2-Pitch In Smiths Falls takes place April 18 to May 2. Keep Smiths Falls green by volunteering to clean up a site. Bags free at REAL Deal store starting Apr 9. Prizes for most unusual/amusing finds. Call Cathryn at 613-293-9819 or see www.REALaction.ca.

 

April 23 to 26 – The Fourth Annual Ottawa Grassroots Festival on three floors the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, 330 Kent Street, K2P 2A6, in downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family-friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. Grassroots is a unique experience, accessible and indoors with FREE daytime activities designed to appeal to all ages, featuring workshops, sing-along, special kids’ activities, an instrument petting zoo, jam sessions, a Festival Choir, folk dancing, instrument building and much more. Evening performances will be ticketed. Follow the latest line-up and performer news on the OGF website, Facebook and Twitter.” It’s called Grassroots because it is! This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers. For more information please visit http://ottawagrassrootsfestival.com and follow us on Facebook http://ottawagrassrootsfestival.com

 

 April 24 to 25-The Heart and Stroke Foundation Ottawa Chapter, 3rd Annual Hockey for Heart Tournament in Memory of Bill Kitchen is on April 24 & 25. At the Bell Sensplex. Pro-Stars game involving Senators’ Alumni (coached by the legendary Brian Kilrea) and the top ten fundraiser players from the tournament. An exclusive “Hockey for Heart Jersey” will be provided to each player. To register visit: www.hockeyforheartottawa.com

 

April 24 to 26-The Mississippi Mudds will perform Once Upon a Mattress at the Carleton Place Town Hall. Performances April 24, 25, 30, May 1 and 2 at 7:30pm. Sun., April 26 at 2pm. Tickets, $22, at Reads Book Shop, 135 Bridge Street, Carleton Place, 613-257-7323 or at the door. Check mississippimudds.ca for show times.

 

April 25- Spring Vendor and Craft show at the Carleton Place Arena, upper hall. Donations to the Carleton Place food bank will be accepted.

 

April 25 – Roast Beef Buffet Dinner at Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, on Saturday, April 25, 2015 – two sittings: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.  Take out available.  Adults $13.50; children 12 and under, $6.  Reserve your tickets for pick up at the door by E-mailing aylmeruc@lycos.com or calling 819-684-7993. Gather up family and friends and make your life easier by coming out to dine with us!

 

April 25 – Pansy Bowl Pick Up - The National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation is holding a fundraiser, Pansies for Pancreatic Cancer. Our campaign takes place each spring to honour loved ones and increase awareness of pancreatic cancer as it raises funds to support ground-breaking research across Canada. Orders for 10″ Pansy bowls can be made online at www.pancreaticcancercanada.ca or by calling 1-88-726-2269. Order deadline is March 27, 2015. Pansy Bowls will be available for pickup at three locations in Ottawa on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. East: Maplesoft Centre, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa K1G 3Y9. Central: Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, 30 Concourse Gate, Unit 27, Ottawa K2E 7V7. West: Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Rd., Carp K0A 1A0

 

 April 25- 39th Annual Festival of the Maples. One of Perth’s oldest and best-loved events will make a sweet return to the streets of the town when the 39th Annual Festival of the Maples kicks off April 25. The festival is one of Perth’s premier annual events and features a large number of vendors, plenty of family entertainment, demonstrations, antique cars and, of course, maple syrup.

 

April 25-The 6th Annual Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee Recycling Day is being held on Sat., April 25th from 9am. to 1pm at RONA’s parking lot in Carleton Place.Twenty-Twelve Electronics will be there to pick up electronics, appliances and small electrical goods, while RONA will pick up paints, batteries and compact fluorescent bulbs for recycling.

 

April 25-39th Annual Festival of the Maples. One of Perth’s oldest and best-loved events will make a sweet return to the streets of the town when the Annual Festival of the Maples kicks off April 25. The festival is one of Perth’s premier annual events and features a large number of vendors, plenty of family entertainment, demonstrations, antique cars and, of course, maple syrup.

 

April 25-Smiths Falls Pipe Band Presents ‘The Sounds of Scotland‘ at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club on Hwy.15 Sat. April 25. Afternoon workshops for Bagpipes (with Ross Brown) and Drums (with Tom McKenzie) from 1 to 4 p.m. Evening entertainment from 7:30 p.m (doors open at 6 p.m.) Entertainers include Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band, Highland Dancers, Scottish Fiddlers & Folk Group. Scottish pulled pork on a bun included in the ticket price. Silent auction & food bank donations accepted. $15 for entertainment & light lunch. Phone 613-612-0025.

 

April 26 – Ham and Scalloped Potato Dinner at Montague & District Senior’s Forget – Me – Not – Club, 658 Rosedale Road South starting at 5:00pm. Ham, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, homemade pies, coffee & tea. Tickets are $15. 6 and under are $7.50. All welcome. Takeout available. Call 613-284-8482 or 613-283-6240

 

May 1 to 2 - New to You Sale, Saint James Anglican Church Perth on Friday, May 1, 4 to 7pm and Saturday, May 2, 8 to 11am.  Everything from Antiques, Electronics, Clothing, Dishes, Toys, Books and this year we are adding Plants.

 

May 2 – Flea Market & Bake Sale, Kanata United Church, 33 Leacock Drive, 8:00am to 12:30pm.  Something for everyone;  furniture - sports equipment - toys - kitchen supplies - tools  and much more.   And we will also have delicious homemade baking!

 

May 2-Swing Into Spring on Saturday May 2 at the Perth Civitan Club on May 2. Presented by Classic Theatre Festival with live music by ‘Standing Room Only’. Cash bar and silent auction. Tickets at Tickets Please Perth or phone 613-485-6434.

 

May 2 – Shopping Extravaganza in Lyn from 10:00am until 1:00pm at the United Church, 12 Perth Street. Wide selection of vendors retailing jewellery, handbags, home décor, cooking spices, tea, bake ware, baking,  various crafts. Gifts galore for yourself or for that special someone. Also: homemade soup and sandwich lunch, dessert with tea or coffee.

 

May 2 – A Knight in the Maritimes, presented by McEwan Homes takes place on Saturday, May 2 in Arnprior. Featuring a steak or lobster dinner with all funds to Partners in Caring, the charitable arm of Arnprior Regional Health. For more information (613) 623-7962 x293.  Emcee is Catherine Lathem.

 

May 2 – The Bowes Brothers and Special Guests Dance/ Concert starting at 8pm is being held at the Carleton Place Curling Club (120 Patterson Crescent, Carleton Place). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased at the Carleton Place Curling Club, SRC Music in Carleton Place, Marks Cobbler in Perth and online at www.cpcurling.ca . There is a Chance to win a Weekend Wine Tour Get away. visit www.cpcurling.ca for more information or calling the Carleton Place Curling Club 613- 257-1944.

 

May 3 – Ottawa Little Theatre is putting on a benefit performance of Breaking the Code – the Allan Turing Story, for St. Joe’s Supper Table on May 3, 2015. The play begins at 2pm, and doors open at 1:30pm. Tickets are $20, and all profits from this event will go directly to feeding hungry residents of Ottawa. Tickets can be purchased by emailing stjsuppertable@gmail.com or calling 613-233-4095 Ext. 240.More information on the Supper Table can be found here – http://www.stjoessuppertable.com/.

 

May 3 – The OCTC School Jamboree at 1000 Byron Ave (The Ukrainian Banquet Hall) 1:30pm-6pm Please come join us for four hours of non-stop music and dance! Huge list of performers such as Lyoness and Judy And The Country Mile, Terry Tufts, Adam Hamelin, Road House Rocks, Marleen Fawcett, Unwound, Marc Charron and more! This fundraiser is presented by the OCTC School Parent Council, with proceeds going to the Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre School. Adults are $20, kids 6-12 yrs are $10 and kids 5yrs and under are free. Tickets are available @Eventbrite.com. For more info please visit our Facebook event page “The OCTC School Jamboree” or email Melanie at melwhistler@hotmail.com

 

May 3 – ABC Bolingbroke Hall in Tay Valley presents a Spring Fling of musical talent Sunday May 3rd. This is a fundraiser for the on-going improvements for the Hall just south of Maberly, featuring featuring great songs and fiddle playing.

 

May 4 – The Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program invites you to its 9th  annual Food, Wine and Beer Tasting Gala and Silent Auction. This fundraising event features the culinary delights of Lanark County’s finest food & beverage providers. Come join us “For a Taste of the County”  on Monday, May 4 from 6pm to 9pm at the Almonte Civitan Club. Tickets are $10 each and are available in Carleton Place at Read’s Book Store or at 30 Bennett St,  in Almonte at Mill St. Books and at Shadowfax in Perth. For further details visit our website:   www.therapeuticriding.ca. We look forward to seeing you at this fun evening in support of the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program!

 

May 9 – A J Benoit and the Memory Makers in concert at Athens United Church, 17 Church Street, Athens on Saturday May 9th at 7pm. Hear the songs of the Rat Pack Era made famous by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Patti Page, and Doris Day. Tickets $20 Children 12 and under free.  Available at the door. For info call 613 924 9263.  Proceeds towards the work of the church.

 

May 9 – Berrigan Elementary School Community Garage Sale at Berrigan Elementary School in the Gymnasium. BES Parent Council is excited to be organizing our Annual Community Garage Sale! The sale is on Saturday, May 9th from 7am until 12noon. Tables are $30 and going quickly!  It is a family friendly event, with over 40 vendors. Last year the event attracted over 1300 people! We have Mother’s Day giveaways, face painting, a Plant Sale, and more. For anyone interested in becoming a vendor, or for more information, please contact us at: besgaragesale@gmail.com The sale is held indoors, so it’s a rain or shine event! A great way to support both Berrigan ES and our community!

 

May 9 – 5th Annual ‘Goode Run In Support of Osgoode Youth Association. This is an event for all ages! Runners can choose either a 2K family walk/run, 5K walk/run or 10K walk/run.  To celebrate our 5th year we will have a LIVE DJ and will be running THROUGH the village! The Osgoode Youth Association relies on funds raised at the ‘Goode Run to exist. The ‘Goode Run is 100% volunteer organized which means 100% of the proceeds go right back into O-YA. It’s a run you can feel EXTRA good about! Visit http://www.o-ya.ca/2015-goode-run.html for more information.

 

May 12- Renowned Dr. Steven Hughes presents “Building Better Brains: How School and Home Life Can Build Higher-Order Cognitive Ability in Children (but generally don’t!)” Steven J. Hughes, PhD, ABPdN is a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of The Center for Research on Developmental Education, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He speaks about education and brain development at conferences, universities, schools, and training centers all over the world. Place: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa. Date & Time: Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. To reserve a spot or for more information, email Kendra at communications@omsmontessori.com.

 

May 21-Jays vs Cancer is a not-for-profit organization formed in early 2014 by musicians Jason Coyle and Jason Connolly with 1 goal in mind – to help find a cure for cancer. Join the fundraising event on May 21 at La Scene Des Gallarie D’Aylmer- Doors open at 5:30, 30$ tickets, 4 bands! Click here for more information.

 

May 21 – The Nepean Horticultural Society!  ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION/PLANT SALE. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., City View United Church, 6 Epworth Ave., Nepean.  Come Join Us!  Cash Only!  Enjoy a fun evening!  EVERYONE WELCOME. Free Admission!  Light refreshments.  Information, 613-226-7102.
May 23 – Athens’ Fire Dept’s Animal Dance from 8pm until 1:00am, $15 per ticket @door, or call Art 613-924-2095. Prizes – even “Animals!” Midnight snack served. Fire Dept Fundraiser Event.

 

 May 23 – Shoot for the Cure in support of Cancer Research. Bring the whole family and come and try archery for the first time of the hundredth time. Donations gratefully aceepted. There will be door prizes and plenty of balloons to aim for in support of Cancer Research. Show your support and join the fun at That Hunting and Fishing Store in Richmond on May 23rd!

 

May 23 – 29th Annual Lobsterfest hosted by Russell Lions Club. All you can eat lobster at Dr. F. Kinnaird Community Centre (Russell Arena). Doors open at 5:00pm, dinner at 7:00pm. Tickets are $55 per person (advanced ticket sales only). Contact Jack McLaren at 613-445-2131 for tickets.

 

May 30 - Have you ever wanted to cut wood with some pro saws before buying? This is your chance! The Old Co-op and Husqvarna present an open house, Saturday May 30th.  Drop by from 8 to 5.  Meet the Husqvarna rep showcasing the 2015 outdoor power equipment line. There’ll be hands on chainsaw demonstrations complete with required protective gear. Plus a chainsaw raffle.  Proceeds to Kaiden’s  Classic Fore Cystic Fibrosis. So drop by the Husqvarna open house at the Old Co-op.    Free food and drinks.   2307 Roger Stevens Drive North Gower.

 

 May 31 – Walk Now For Autism Speaks takes place at  Carleton Univeristy Fieldhouse from 8:30am until 12:00pm on May 31. Registration is now open. For more information, visit http://www.autismspeaks.ca/

June 4 – Fourth Annual Race for a Cure at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Huntington disease (HD) is a genetic disorder with devastating effects on both mind and body. About one in every 7,000 Canadians has HD, but one in every 1,000 is touched by HD whether as a caregiver, a family member, or a friend. The Huntington gene is hereditary and dominant, which means that each child born to a parent with Huntington disease has a 50% chance of sharing the same fate. Tickets are $60 each and include: Prime space in the dining room designed with a panoramic view of Canada’s fastest ⅝ mile track, An “all you can eat” dinner buffet including coffee and tea, A free race program, A $5 voucher for SLOTs tokens, A $2 betting voucher for the horse races, Free valet parking and coat check, A charitable donation tax receipt for $30, And a whole lot of fun!!! Purchase your tickets online at: http://huntingtonsociety.kintera.org/RaceForACure  All proceeds go directly to the Huntington Society of Canada.

 

June 7- Gutsy Walk is a walk to raise money and awareness for Crohn’s and Colitis, 2 terrible inflammatory bowel diseases. The event is hosted in many cities across the country annually. For more information visit, www.gutsywalk.ca. For specific information on the Ottawa/Gatineau Walk, visit http://crohnsandcolitiscanada.akaraisin.com/Pledge/Event/GroupHome.aspx?seid=9641&mid=82&sgid=77

 

June 12 – Ambush at Stonefields. Doors open at 8pm and Ambush plays from 9pm until 1am at Stonefields, 1985 9th Line Beckwith, in Carleton Place.  Tickets are on sale now – $15pp in advance and $20pp at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-253-3313 or emailing ambush@stonefieldsheritagefarm.ca. Get your tickets early before they sell out! We look forward to getting Ambushed with you at Stonefields on June 12th, 2015! For more information please visit www.stonefieldsheritagefarm.ca

 

June 20 – Father’s Golf Fund – VLT Weddings is holding a fundraiser, Father’s Golf Fund. This fundraiser is to raise money for CHEO; and, specificity for babies who are needing help in the intensive care wing. Tickets are on sale at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/fathers-golf-fund-tickets-16599618907?aff=eac2 or by calling 613-695-3761. Ticket costs $15 an adult and $8.50 a child. We will be golfing at Mini Golf Gardens. The tickets are good for one round of golf, entertainment, and silent auction. The event is between 10:30 am – 1: 30 pm.

 

June 21 –  Father’s Day BBQ at Stonefields. Bring your dad, spouse or any special man in your life out to Stonefields for a delicious BBQ to celebrate Father’s Day on June 21st, catered by The Mixing Bowl and in support of the Lanark County Food Bank. Doors open at 4:30pm with dinner beginning at 5pm, and entertainment until 9pm. The evening will be filled with great food, live music, and a fun excuse to come out to the farm with your family! Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance: $45 + HST for adults, $22.50 + HST for children 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. To RSVP and purchase your tickets email us at fathersday@stonefieldsheritagefarm.ca or call 613-253-3313. Please join us in our efforts to support the Lanark County Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable item or cash donation to help local families in need. For additional information please see our facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/543629545780008/

 

June 22 – The 4th Annual Guts and Glory Golf Classic on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at Rideau View Golf Club 6044 Rideau Valley Dr. N, Manotick. We invite you to join local sports celebrities, business leaders and loyal supporters as we tee it up at one of Ottawa’s premier, private golf courses, Rideau View Golf Club in Manotick. A true classic ‘old style’ course, Rideau View Golf Club is one of Ottawa’s premier private golf courses. Your day will be exceptional from the moment you arrive! It also includes lunch, dinner, refreshments, player gifts and first-rate entertainment! Time – 11:00 am Registration opens, 11:30am Lunch,  1:00pm Shotgun start, 6:00pm Cocktails, and 6:30pm Dinner & banquet. For more information visit www.gutsglorygolf.com  or contact Diane Matheson 613-227-3424

 

TFN- “I Love Lungs’ Team at Summer Events. The Lung Association is inviting you – No matter where you live – to support people with lung disease. Join their “I Love Lungs” team to run/walk the Ottawa Race, cycle the GranFondo Ottawa or crawl through mud at a Spartan Race. Event day volunteers also needed. For more information contact Melanie Estable-Porter Melanie@on.lung.ca

 

TFN-Every Tuesday Bid Euchre at 1:30pm at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.

 

TFN -Every Thursday at 10am Quilting & Sewing Club meets. Come join us for coffee. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-8325.

 

TFN-Every Friday at 7pm 4 hand euchre at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.

 

TFN -The Town of Smiths Falls offers a variety of services to immigrants making their home here. TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education, of the Upper Canada District School Board, offering ESL (English as a Second Language) classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Public Library. Further information on the existing classes is available by contacting Lane at daphne.lane@ucdsb.on.ca or Case at ELLclassSF@gmail.com

 

TFN-REAL collects used cell phones through Phone Back Canada. Phones collected may be repaired and reused, or the 30-50% that are not usable and taken apart and their parts recycled. And REAL receives $1.00 for every phone it turns in. Drop your phone in the green collection box located near the customer entrance of the REAL Deal during store hours. More information about REAL www.REALaction.ca

 

TFN-Every Wednesday the Smiths Falls Lions Club will serve a Community Lunch from 11:30am till 1:30pm at the Smiths Falls Lions Den, 19 Abbott Street, South. Donation welcome but not necessary. Info 283-1490

 

TFN-Donate your unwanted vehicle and help those living with kidney disease.  Have your car towed within 48 hours for free and receive a valuable tax receipt. Newer vehicles may qualify for an even bigger receipt! Call 1-866-788-CARS, or click the car

 

TFN-Lanark County Fire Department wants your old vehicles. Donate your old vehicle for them to use in as a practice vehicle for the Jaws of Life Rescue technics.They’ll pick you vehicle up and take it away for free. For more info call Carleton Automotive.com or call 613-253-0569

 

TFN-The Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County needs volunteers to take part in the “Day Away” program. 264-0307

 

TFN-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County needs mentors. You already have what it takes to be a role model; all you have to be is a friend. An hour a week can make a difference at www.bigbrotherbigsisterslanark.ca.

 

TFN -Osgoode Olde Tyme Fiddlers Association invites you to its traditional Old Tyme Fiddle country music dance @ the Osgoode Community Centre, Osgoode, every 4th Friday in month from 7:30 – 11:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, guitar, musical talents!!  Welcome all.  Tickets are available at door @ $5.00 per person for non musicians.For more info call 613 224-9888.

 

TFN-Lanark County Fire Department wants your old vehicles. Donate your old vehicle for them to use in as a practice vehicle for the Jaws of Life Rescue technics.They’ll pick you vehicle up and take it away for free. For more info call Carleton Automotive.com or call 613-253-0569

 

On Going: World Hope. Susan Fleming and the Smiths Falls RBC donated Santa hats and reindeer antlers to the orphans at our Children’s house in Swaziland, Africa.  The garb was to be used for promotional photos and videos for World Hope Canada however the children were ecstatic and happy to wear them for play! For more information about World Hope Canada please visit www.worldhope.ca.

 

On Going – At the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George Street in Carleton Place: Cribbage every Tuesday 1:00pm until 4:00pm (downstairs). Mixed Darts every Thursday 7:30pm (upstairs). Mixed Darts every Sunday 1:30pm (downstairs). Everyone welcome. For more information please call 613-257-1727.

 

On Going- Monday Night Bingo at the Royal Canadian Legion in Westport. Regular games, special games, progressive toonie pot, double up cards. $500 jackpot 50 numbers or less, $250 jackpot 55 numbers or less. All proceeds are turned back to the Community. Doors open at 6:00pm, bingo starts at 7:00pm

 

On Going – Soles4Souls. Dymon Storage is proud to be continuing its partnership with Soles4Souls Canada! Soles4Souls is a Nashville based charity that procures new and gently used shoes are collected through concentrated shoe drives and from ongoing drop off locations. Soles4Souls is a global not-for-profit institution founded in 2006 in response to two major disasters, the tsunami in Southeast Asia and Hurricane Katrina. In the past 7 years, Soles4Souls has collected over 25 million shoes that have been distributed in over 100 countries around the world including Kenya, Nepal and the United States. Soles4Souls Canada was founded in 2010 in response to the earthquake in Haiti and Haiti continues to be a major recipient of Canadian donations. Other major recipients of Canadian donations are local organizations. Dymon is proud to help distribute some of the shoes collected to local organizations, such as the Youth Services Bureau, Ottawa Mission and various church groups in Ottawa. The mission of Soles4Souls Canada is to collect 1 Million shoes over a ten year period from every province in Canada. To date over 300,000 pairs have been collected, including 100,000 pairs in the Ottawa area. How can you help this very worthwhile cause? Now is the perfect time to clear out the unwanted shoes that are being stored at the back of your closet, but are still in great condition. All types of shoes are accepted by Soles4Souls Canada; from sandals to running shoes, clogs to work boots. When donating shoes, please tie or bind your shoes together for donation. You can donate your shoes at any of our 7 Dymon Storage locations in Ottawa. For more information on Soles4Souls, visit www.soles4soulscanada.com

 

On Going- Kemptville Youth Centre programs. Cook Night every Thursday Night from 5-8pm. Details at the Kemptville Youth Centre call KYC at 613-258-5212 or email Andrew MacLean at andrew@kemptvilleyc.com

 

On Going-Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District (YAK) has established an electronic waste depot. Small amounts (car load or less) accepted during normal hours of operation-2pm-7pm. Monday to Friday at the old Perth Shoe factory.

 

On Going -For over ten years the Lanark County Food For Thought Partnership has provided support to our community schools that run nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch programs. The Food for Thought cookbook is now available. Over 400 delicious recipes, lively artwork drawn by area students for just $15 .Available at Read’s Book Shop in Carleton Place, Foodsmiths in Perth, and any one of the 34 schools in Lanark County or by email bjergso@sympatico.ca.

 

On Going- ‘Ottawa Basketeers, “Assisting women in new beginnings” .Providing new household items to women transitioning from battered women’s shelters to their new homes. Supporting 7 area shelters. Info at: www.Basketeers.ca or Email: ottawabasketeers@gmail.com’

 

On Going - Events Happening at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 - 7 Main Street East Smiths Falls 613-283-2690. (All events open to the public) Bid Euchre & Duplicate Bridge – every Monday evening at 7pm.   Bridge Lessons Tuesday at 1pm Bingo Thursday at 7pm.

 

On Going-The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers for their meal assist program. Interested persons can contact Joanne Cleary at 613-283-1583.

 

On Going- Second Kick Lanark-Carleton bring used soccer uniforms and equipment to economically disadvantaged children in Canada and around the world. Bring items to the Second Kick Drop Box at the Beckwith Indoor Soccer Field or Calvary Christian Academy, Hwy 15 Franktown. Donation also welcome.

 

On Going-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County new breakfast program in Smiths Falls needs volunteers. There are open spots on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7am to 9am. Please contact BB/BS office if you’d like more details – 613-283-0570 and ask for Rhonda.

 

On Going-TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is a not for profit club that is dedicated to supporting its members as the Take and Keep Off Pounds Sensibly.  They meet in Smiths Falls every Thursday evening for weigh in at 6:30pm. and the meeting at 7pm. in the Central Lounge at 46 Bell Avenue. New members are welcome and the first meeting is free and without obligation. Information contact Maimie Parker at 613 838-4777 or by email at me.parker@sympatico.ca.

 

On Going- Since Role Playing Games have grown to be so popular amongst the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) youth; KYC is hoping to add RPG into their Saturday schedule. However, to do that another volunteer will need to step up to the plate. If you have a knack for Role Playing Games and would like to share your games and skills with KYC’s youth, you’re encouraged to contact KYC’s Executive Director, Robin Heald, ASAP, at 613-258-5212.

 

Ottawa and Valley Lost Pet Network is a Facebook page that brings people together to help find lost pets. It has had incredible success to date and it will only get better as the page continues to grow! We are currently at 8,094  likes and would love to see that number double or triple! Please like this page and help us reunite owners with their pets. The more likes on this page, the faster we can get the word out about a lost/found animal and it also means there are more eyes out there watching for beloved pets that have gone missing. www.facebook.com/lostpetnetwork