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


September 17 – South Grenville Chamber of Commerce presents the Charlie McFarlane Memorial Golf Tournament, shotgun start at 12:30pm at the Prescott Golf Club. Prizes at various holes and lots of contests! Too book your team or individual, register and pay in person or over the phone. Contact the Pro Shop at 613-925-5370. Tournament limited to the first 120 golfers. For more information, visit


September 19 – Kemptville Legion Euchre Tournament. From 7:00pm until 11:00pm. $10.00 per person. Cash prizes.


September 19 to 20 – You can “Drive For A Cause’ at Mike Fair in Smith Falls when you test drive any vehicle, GM with donate $25 to Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lanark  County. There will also be a charity BBQ and car wash. Plus on Saturday, play road hockey and have your picture taken with the Smith Falls Bears.


September 20-Brea Lawrenson will be the headline performer 3:30pm at the Almonte Legion Third Annual Pig Roast. Meal starts at 5pm. Tickets are only $10 and are available by calling 613-256-2142. All proceeds go to supporting our veterans and their families, in time of need.


September 20-Join us for an amazing day with some incredible kids!  On Saturday, September 20th, 2014, will host the 3rd Annual “WALK for the KIDS” at the Constance Bay Community Centre (262 Len Purcell Drive, Woodlawn, Ontario), It will be a fun filled family event that will include a 3 KM walk, face painting, balloons, silent auction, fundraiser BBQ, raffles, and entertainment. Registration begins at 10:00 AM with the walk beginning at 11:00 AM.- See more at


September 20 – Good Shepherd Church Fundraiser in support of the Dempsey Family,  whose main provider (Ian Dempsey) has become incapacitated and is in need of around-the-clock care. Our goal is to assist the Dempsey family in paying off the mortgage of their home to enable them to provide for Ian and the rest of the family with the very limited income they currently have to manage on.
The event itself will be a unique blend between a country fair and a circus, as there will be a yard sale, a silent auction, a bake sale and a BBQ – along with a kids fish pond, face painting, stilt walkers, a clown, a pet parade, and various circus entertainment! This event will take place on Saturday from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Good Shepherd Church, 3621 Lawrencetown Road, right near Lawrencetown Beach! Come out and enjoy the fun – bring the whole family! Contact Good Shepherd Church at 902-435-9262 for more information.


September 20 – Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Mackenzie Street Entrance. Registration starts at 8:30am, walk kicks off at 9:00am. Funds raised will help Bladder Cancer Canada by going towards patient education and  to help find a cure. Register today and walk together to raise money for Bladder Cancer Canada!


September 20 – Kemptville Legion Pig Roast and Dance. Dinner 6:00pm. Dancing 7:30 – 11:30 pm. Music by Wildflower. Tickets $15.00 per person. Tickets available at bar 613-258-5734. Must be purchased by September 11.


September 20 – Kemptville 4th Annual Pirate’s Day from 10:00am until 3:30pm. Free admission, free parking.


September 20 – Kemptville Legion Breakfast from 8:00am until 10:00 am. Adults $5.00, Children under 12 $3.00. All welcome!


September 20-Ottawa Youth Safety Forum 2014. A community event for the Ottawa Youth Safety Forum 2014 to be held on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 9:30 am. The meeting will be held at the Greenboro Community Centre – Room B. Children will meet with safety organizers. Speeches will address the group with vital information such as: how to reach out for support, the importance of parent involvement and leadership and accounts of personal experiences. For more details and to register contact Meladul Haq Ahmadzai at 613-526-1581


September 20th  – 2014 Canadian Cancer Society Bark For Life from 9:00am until 12:00pm at Hardy Park Brockville.  Bark For Life is a fun event for dogs and their owners who join together to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s efforts in the fight against cancer while celebrating our canine caregivers. For more information visit,


September 21 – Annual Roast Beef Dinner hosted by St. James Anglican Church from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Centennial hall, 152 Church St. in Franktown. On the menu is roast beef and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, coleslaw, and home-made pies. Adults are $15 and children (6-12) are $7. Take out dinners available. Contact Cora at 613-283-3789


September 25 – 8th Annual Lanark County Take Back the Night! Come and take part in one of the most well attented rural Take Back the Night Walks in Canada. Gathering begins at 6:30pm, march begins at 7:00pm in park behind Carleton Place Town Hall.  For more information contact the Lanark County Interval House at 613-257-1115 x1 or visit


September 25 to 26 – Rummage Sale hosted by St. Paul’s United Church. Check out a wide variety of items and lots of great deals at 25 Gore Street West in Perth on Thursday from 9:00am until 3:00pm and on Friday from 9:00am until 12:00pm. For more information call 613-267-2973


September 26 – Alzheimer Coffee Break Fundraiser hosted by The Fairview Manor Recreation Department from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at the Fairview Manor in Almonte. There will be entertainment, desserts, and coffee for $5.00. All proceeds going towards our local Alzheimer society. Please contact the Rec Office at 613-256-3113 x 2908 for more information.


September 26– Euchre parties hosted by the Cumberland and township pioneers on September 26th and October 3rd. They will take place at Bearbrook Centennial Centre on Russell Road.


September 27 – Kars on the Rideau Public School Ready to Run Fundraising Fun Day at 6680 Dorack Drive in Kars from 11:00am until 6:00pm. Rain or Shine! Help bring an outdoor track to the community! The new track will be for the entire community and will include many opportunities for the community and school!  All are welcome! This community event will feature an all-day BBQ, live music, and a raffle for some exciting prizes. For more information or to volunteer, please contact 613-489-2024 or visit us online at


September 27-“THE BEAT GOES ON” The Ottawa Police Chorus in concert with guests York Regional Police Male Chorus, Army Voices, Canadian Forces and Salvation Army Legacy Brass on Saturday, September 27th @ 7:00 P.M. Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Avenue). Tickets $10.00 @ door. Info: 613 236-1222 ext 6187 . Facebook: ottawapolicechorus. Twitter:@ottawapolice. Net proceeds to Canadian Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Fund


September 27- Smith Falls Creative Arts Fair takes place at the Smith Falls Health Centre. There will be dance, music, pottery, painting, photography, poetry, and more!


September 28 – Kidney Walk. You can help fight kidney disease by taking part in the Kidney Walk in Perth. The event kicks off at Crystal Palace and helps to raise funds for research, vital programs, and services for people living with Kidney Disease. For more information or to register visit,


September 28 – Strides for Melanoma Walk at Andrew Hayden Park. Registration starts at 1:00pm and the walk starts at 2:00pm. For more information visit,


September 28 – You can walk now for Autism Speaks Canada. For the first time this event is being held in Ottawa and takes place at the RA Centre. Register your team and help raise autism awareness and funds for research and family services grants.
October 2 to 5 – You are invited to the 158th Metcalfe Fair, where rural tradition meets modern family entertainment. The Metcalfe fair takes place at the fairgrounds, located at 2821 8th Line Road. The fair includes a midway, livestock shows, demolition derby, classic car show, and entertainment. For more information, visit


October 4 – Autumn in the Village at Christ United Church, 12 Perth St, Lyn will take place on Saturday, October 4th from 10:00am until 4:00pm. The same as last year there will be fun for the whole family!  Entertainment, crafts, games, face painting, and bingo with baked goods prizes.  There will also be hotdogs and drinks offered to everyone - all at no charge.  Everyone is welcome! For more information please contact coordinator Debbie Forrest,


October 4 – 4th Annual Kids Day Kanata takes place from 12:00pm until 3:00pm at the Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool. It will be a great day dedicated to the health and safety of the kids in our community. During this free event, health professionals will offer various health screenings, demonstrations, as well as distribute important information about health and safety. The local police department will provide child ID cards to conduct fingerprinting for all children who attend. KidSport Ottawa is part of the celebration to spotlight their involvement in organized sport for children and youth.


October 4 – 2014 Canadian Cancer Society Bark For Life from 10:00am until 12:00pm at the RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Dr. Bark For Life is a fun event for dogs and their owners who join together to support the Canadian Cancer Society’s efforts in the fight against cancer. For more information visit,


October 4 – TVOKids Read with Ranger Kara tour comes to Ottawa from 1:00pm until 3:30pm at Ben Franklin Place, The Chamber, 101 Centrepoint Dr. Admission is FREE. Geared towards kids aged 4 to 11 and their families, TVOKids host Ranger Kara reads Doors in the Air. This Canadian children’s book is about a boy who is fascinated by doors – real and imaginary. His imagination leads him to many different doorways that take him from one world to another. Kids can get creative and enjoy learning with fun activities onsite and get up close with Ranger Kara in a meet-and-greet autograph session following the reading. The first 350 kids in attendance will receive a special Read with Ranger Kara gift bag. Kids can catch more of Kara on TVO’s The Space , Monday to Friday from 3:30 pm – 7 pm. For more information on the Read with Ranger Kara tour visit,


October 4 – The Farley Foundation fundraiser and open house hosted by Beckwith Animal Hospital in Carleton Place. The Farley Foundation is a charity which helps Seniors, disabled individuals, women in shelters, and certain individuals requiring financial assistance when they are in emergency situations with their pets and cannot afford to pay for the services. These individuals have no alternate means of paying and these pets are generally their only companion in their life, so the Farley foundation helps out.


October 4 –Cooperative Nursery School of Almonte’s Mom 2 Mom Sale at the Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street, from 9:00am until 1:00pm. If you are looking for a great selection of used baby & kids’ stuff at low, low prices, you won’t want to miss the Cooperative Nursery School of Almonte’s fall MOM TO MOM SALE! Strollers welcome after 10:00am. Ample free parking. With over 50 vendors this is a huge sale, with loads of baby and kids clothes, toys, books, movies, strollers & baby equipment etc. Everything from pre-natal through to school-age kids. Get there early for the best selection, or get there towards the end for great bargains.  Or do both and enjoy a BBQ lunch and our fabulous bake sale.  Adult admission is $2 and the first 200 shoppers will also receive a valuable swag bag from some of our vendors and sponsors. Proceeds support the Cooperative Nursery School of Almonte.  For more information and directions, please see or email us at


October 9 – 9th Annual Wellness Challenge, a 5k run or 3k walk in support of United Way, Health Partners, and Centraide Outaouais. The event takes place along the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway. For more information and to register, visit


October 11 – Annual Thanksgiving Dinner from 4:00pm until 7:00pm at Bethany Hall, Danford Lake, Quebec. Turkey supper with all the trimmings and homemade pie! Price is $15, children $10 and under are $8.


October 16 – Put on your dancing shoes and come out for a night in support of the Light the Night and raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. Each year, in communities across Canada, teams of families, friends, co-workers and local and national corporations come together to raise funds for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s (LLSC’s) Light The Night Walk events and bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. Spiteri & Ursulak LLP is hosting the event at Mambo Nuevo Latino, 77 Clarence St. in Ottawa. For more information, visit and to order tickets, visit


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


October 18 –  45th Annual Gem Storm Sale and Show hosted by Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club on October 18 from 10:00pm until 6:00pm and on October 19 from 10:00pm until 5:00pm at Portsmouth Olympic Harbour (53 Yonge St. in Kingston). Admission is $3.00 per person. Children under 12 free with an accompanying adult. Wheelchair accessible, ample free parking.This is an opportunity to find unique jewellery, crystal treasures, gemstone carvings, exotic fossils, minerals and gemstones.  There will be a children’s mine and a jewellery workshop as well as hourly door prizes.


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


TFN - Dutch Hill Gallery presents;  The Artists of the South Grenville Guild of Fine Art. Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm. Check out


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- 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


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.