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


Til August 11 – Perth Through The Ages, a theatrical walking tour presented in conjunction with the classic theater festival. Tours starting at 11:00am at Matheson House. Highland on the Rideau hosted by the Gordon Pipe Band is June 28th at the Lower Reach Park in Smith Falls. Enjoy solo and band competitions. FREE admissions with donations to the food bank welcome.


July 21 to 25 – X-Treme Kids hosted at the Pentecostal Calvary church, 1681 Cyrville Road. For ages 6-11 to learn, and engage in multi-sports such as soccer, basketball, volley ball, dodge ball, football, hockey and much more. A new lake day is added weekly and is dependent on weather. Cost is $125.00 per child or 2 siblings for $200 per week, non-refundable. For more information, contact Karina Hanscom at 613-746-5769


July 24 – Music at the Mill at the Spencerville Mill from 7:30pm until 9:00pm. Performed by singer-songwriter, Mally Krock. Country torch songs with “show-stopping high lonesome voice, quiet, urgent finger-picking”. Tickets are $10.00


July 24 to 26 – 18th Annual Fortissimo Celebration hosted by the soldiers and the band of the Ceremonial Guard of the Canadian Armed Forces on Parliament Hill. Fortissimo is a military concert and sunset ceremony conducted on the lawns of Parliament Hill. The event will feature military brass bands, pipes & drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. Admission is free and lawn chairs or blankets for seating are recommended. Fortissimo is a showcase event that has drawn thousands of spectators since it began in 1997. This year the Band of the Ceremonial Guard and the Pipes & Drums of the Ceremonial Guard will be joined by 48th Highlanders of Canada, The Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces and others. There will be a Cadet Band as well as period re-enactors of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry. The spectacular display will also include The Dominion Carillon, Silent Drill teams and artillery which will dazzle all spectators.


July 25 to 27 – Spencerville Stampede at the Spencerville Fair Grounds. With almost 3,000 visitors in the first year alone, you are sure to find tons of events and activities for young and old at the Spencerville Stampede. The weekend also includes the Beer Garden, live music, dinner and dance. Gates open at 12:00pm on July 25th and runs until 4:00pm on July 27th. For more information, visit


July 26 – Mississippi Mills Annual Fire Department Pancake Breakfast at Fire Station 1 in Almonte from 7:00am until 11:00am. Discount pricing for all those who wear pj’s!


July 26 to 27 – 3rd Annual Spencerville Stampede at the Spencerville fairgrounds. Live music from Silver Creek and Brea Lawrensen. Presented by Class Axe Guitars, Pape Technology Services, and Joe Computer. For tickets and more information visit,


July 26 & 27 – Wheels A Churnin’ at Augusta Motorsport Park (Dixon Rd N. Augusta) Rain or shine, visitors can watch mud drags, tractor pulls, snowmobile grass drags, off road competitions and more. More information, see Gates open Friday at 3. Competitions begin Saturday. Please visit website for price list and information on rules, classes, camping, etc.


July 26-27- Madawaska Valley Studio Tour. Twice as good in 2014: two weekends this year, July 26-27 and October 4-5. Two separate weekends with 31 artists and artisans making this year’s expanded Madawaska Valley Studio Tour the biggest and best ever. Come out and enjoy art, crafts, inspiration and spectacular scenery. Brochures are at Tourist Information Centres and business location throughout the Valley. For more information, visit


August 1 to 2 – Glengarry Highland Games kicks off on August 1st at 7:00am and continues onto August 2nd with gates opening at 6:00am and the grandstand opening at 8:00am. In the course of the day, more than 50 pipe bands are put through their paces to decide the North American Pipe Band Championships™, more than 200 dancers defy gravity in the Highland Dance competition and giants hurl telephone pole-sized cabers and 50 pound iron hammers around the infield. It is a memorable and incredible event. The Glengarry Highland Games is also excited to announce that Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy will be headliners. Please note that PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT THE GAMES (registered service animals excepted) –and remember to pack appropriately as the games are held RAIN or SHINE. General Admission is $20.00. This is an all ages event – Children 12 and under are FREE. For tickets and more information visit,


August 2 to 4 – Canalfest celebrating the Rideau Canal System in Merrickville Ontario FREE fun filled days, Aug 2,3, and 4 with live music, clowns, voyageurs, and more. Canalfest is hosted by the Merrickville Lions Club. Visit our web site at:


August 8 to 9 – 24th Annual Family Ball Tournament hosted at the 5600 Main St in Osgood. Charity Fundraiser Ball Tournament. This Ontario charity fundraiser ball tournament has raised over $130,000,000 for Ottawa charities since 1990. Great baseball, children’s activities, cash bar, silent auction, and BBQ lunch all weekend! Friday night dance and Saturday live music by The Tow Patty’s and Brandy & Port! Entry is free so come out and support this awesome tournament! This year’s major charity recipient is the Ottawa Police Service Venturers in partnership with Scouts Canada. For more information please visit or contact Lisa 613-761-8719


August 9 – Sarah McCarthy Memorial Golf Tournament hosted at Manderley on the Green, 5920 Prince of Wales Dr., Ottawa. Shot gun start at 10:30am, registration begins at 9:30am. There will be raffles, a silent auction, a live auction, and door prizes. This tournament is open to the public and they are looking forward to having another 144+ participants enjoying a day on the green to honour Sarah’s memory. Proceeds from her tournament are donated to local charities in Sarah’s name, along with two of her dearest friends, Greg McGlade and Andrew Weeks. The proceeds will benefit the same charities/organizations as our previous year’s tournaments. Proceeds were divided amongst Friends of Hospice Ottawa in Richmond, in memory of Sarah, Andrew Weeks and Greg McGlade, Richmond Lions Club – Case for Cause Christmas Hamper, Richmond Legion, South Carleton High School – Scholarship, Richmond Public School, Goulbourn Middle School and Main Street Community Services. If you would like further information, contact (613) 838-2764 or visit


August 9 to 10 – Puppets Up! in Almonte. They will be celebrating 10 years of creativity, imagination, and puppets! Come out and enjoy entertaining puppet performances, street entertainment, daily parades, and vendor and craft markets. Day passes: $20/Adults and $10/Kids. Weekend passes available as well. Kids under 3 are FREE! Purchase your passes online or at the door. For more information visit


August 10 – The Annual Peacekeepers’ Day Commemoration in Ottawa will be held at 10:45 am at ‘Reconciliation’, the National Peacekeeping Monument (located on Sussex Dr. between the American Embassy and the National Gallery of Canada). This year marks the 50th Anniversary of Canadian Military service in Cyprus, as well as the 25th Anniversary of police services participation in UN missions overseas. Member of the public are invited to join with the Colonel John Gardam Chapter (Ottawa) of the Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping (CAVUNP) in remembering those who gave their lives in the service of peace.


August 12-Kanata Lasers Golf Classic-Annual Community Event at the Glen Mar Golf & Country Club! $125.00/player or $500.00/foursome and includes green fee, cart, raffle tickets, roast beef buffet dinner and more! For more information or to register contact Kaitlyn Nuttall at or 613-854-5249


August 14 to 17- South Grenville Bluegrass Festival at the Spencerville Fair Grounds (22 Ryan St. Spencerville ON K0E 1X0) Featuring some of Ontario’s finest bluegrass bands! 12 bands & more TBA, Open mic night Thursday and camping available. For more information go to or contact Kim Wallace at 613.883.3126 or


September 6 – Mississippi Mills River Run at the NLAS Almonte Fairgrounds, 195 Water Street. WALK or RUN to help support the Almonte General Hospital Foundation. 5km starting at 8:30am, family 3km challenge starting at 9:40am, 10km starting at 10:10am. Other events include: Top finisher awards ceremony, music and family BBQ, finisher medals for all! Pledges and donations are being collected for the Almonte General Hospital Foundation to purchase equipment for the Obstetrics Department. Registration and volunteer information online at Your registration includes: technical race shirt, finisher medal, recovery food, live music.


October 18 – Light The Night Walk at the Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s® Light The Night® Walk is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to all those affected by blood cancer. Join us as we celebrate our 5 year walk anniversary and take steps towards a world without blood cancer. Start 530pm – Walk 7pm – End 9pm. For more information or to register, Visit out website at


December 6- John McDermott’s Christmas Show at Winchester United Church. Box office: Friday June 13 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm and Saturday June 14 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Tickets are $35.00. Selective Seating. For more information call 613-447-8167


TFN- Teen Summer Reading at the Library hosted by the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). A summer-long program for avid teen readers. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to post reviews or comments of any of OPL’s materials online, including digital content such as eBooks. In doing so, they are eligible to win a Chapters gift card by weekly draw. Teens must log into using their OPL card to participate. The winners will be announced every week on the Teen Blog until the program ends on Friday, August 29. For more information about OPL, please go to or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or


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 or Case at


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


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 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 and Big Sisters of Lanark County looking for volunteers to help in operation of Jewels Thrift Store in Smiths Falls. 613-283-9723


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


On Going – Cribbage at the Carleton Place Legion. Every Tuesday at 1:00pm. Come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the cool comfort of downstairs. Everyone welcome.


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


On Going – The Sharbot Lake Farmers Market runs 9:00am until 11:00am every Saturday, May 17 – October 11, at the Sharbot Lake Beach. Fresh farm produce, hot coffee and cafe breakfast items, homemade baked goods, local crafts, live music, shiatsu massage, full park and playground, and friendly conversation all at our picturesque beach setting. The perfect way to start your Saturday!


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


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 -The North Lanark Historical Society, Appleton archives, is looking for any audio or print material about The Dec. 27/42 Almonte Train Wreck .If you have photos, newspaper or magazine clips contact:


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.


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


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: or Email:’


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


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.