Community-Calendar

Welcome to the 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 feel free to contact Promotions Coordinator Lisa at lisa.kent2@rci.rogers.com

 

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 April 11, 12 & 13th – Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland – 

 

Sat. April 14th – The Burnside Sisters

A musical evening featuring The Burnside Sisters and local entertainers!

Location: Calvin United Church 264 Cameron Side Road, Perth

Time: 7PM

Tickets are $10.00 available from Margery613-264-0004 or Anne-Marie 614-264-8189

 

Sat. April 14, 2018 –  Arnprior Legion Branch 174 – Entertainment in the Lounge Series presents Gaston Moreau & Rick Leben from 3-7 p.m.

 

Fri. April 20th & Sat. April 21st – Ashton United Church

The Ashton United Church annual yard sale takes place Friday April 20 from 4-8 pm and Saturday April 21 8am-noon.

There is something for everyone!

 

Sat. April 21, 2018 –  Arnprior Legion Branch 174 – Entertainment in the Lounge Series presents Simon Clarke – The British Invasion from 3-7 p.m.

 

Sat. April 28th & Sun. April 29th – HEART FOR HOCKEY 2018-

 

 

Sun. April 29th – Hats and Pearls – Sip champagne and sample delectable hor d’oeuvres. Rent a couture hat from designer Chapeaux de Madeleine to match your outfit while you take in the fabulous Hats & Pearls Fashion Show and Fundraising Event presented by Pearls4Girls. The proceeds from the sale of pearl jewellery support leadership programs for girls affected by poverty and AIDS in Lesotho, southern Africa. Event is free to attend. Jewellery and hats will be available for sale. Sunday April 29th, 2-4pm at Rockcliffe Retirement Residence 100 Island Lodge Road, Ottawa.

 

Sun. April 29th – Annual Trailwest Pancake breakfast and Spring Clean up on April 29th from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Kristina Kiss Park (100 Akerson Rd)

 

Sat. May 5th – 40 Plus Singles Dinner & Dance – at Smiths Falls Civitan Club

Dinner at 7 PM Dance to follow. Cash bar on site.

Cost is $10.00 for dance only or $15.00 dinner and dance combined payment at the door. DJ who takes requests with music for everyone. Casual dress no jeans.

Calling all guests new, returning and our core regulars back to the fold for another exciting and interesting year of meeting other singles from different areas and having fun. Come and socialize, brush up those dancing skills, socialize, find new interests and just enjoy getting back into the swing of things spending time with others. You don’t have to be a dancer to come to this event to enjoy the music and socialize with people. Find out what is happening in other areas and meet other singles who have interests similar to yours. Very relaxed atmosphere to mix and mingle with ease. You have everything to gain.

Smiths Falls Civitan Club

#12468 Hwy 15 N, Smiths Falls, On

K7A 4S7

Betty F. 613-285-5557

40plussinglesdance@gmail.com

Facebook- 40plussinglesdanceclub

 

Sat. May 26th – Comic Book Fundraiser for CHEO –

Join us for a day of fun and fundraising!

May 26, 2018, from 9am to 3pm we are going to have a fabulous comic book fundraiser for CHEO.

50% of all sales will be donated to CHEO. Come and support your local children’s hospital. Find that one issue you have been searching for. There will also be a lemonade stand!

Comic books are priced using the Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide but you will get the following discounts:

– Buy 1 to 100 comics and get 25% off

– Buy 101 or more comics and get 50% off

Anyone who buys 100 or more comic books gets a free long comic book box.

Location: 32 Mountain Ash Drive K2G 6R3 in Barrhaven.

Here are some of the titles we have for sale:

2099 (Various Titles) 52 (Various Titles) 1602 (Various Titles) 47 Ronin Adam Strange Adventure Comics Adventures in the DC Universe Age of Apocalypse Age of Heroes All-Star Squadron All-Star Western (New 52) Alpha Flight (Various Titles) AND MUCH MUCH MORE

 

 

Sat. June 2nd – 40 Plus Singles Dinner & Dance – at Smiths Falls Civitan Club

Dinner at 7 PM Dance to follow. Cash bar on site.

Cost is $10.00 for dance only or $15.00 dinner and dance combined payment at the door. DJ who takes requests with music for everyone. Casual dress no jeans.

Calling all guests new, returning and our core regulars back to the fold for another exciting and interesting year of meeting other singles from different areas and having fun. Come and socialize, brush up those dancing skills, socialize, find new interests and just enjoy getting back into the swing of things spending time with others. You don’t have to be a dancer to come to this event to enjoy the music and socialize with people. Find out what is happening in other areas and meet other singles who have interests similar to yours. Very relaxed atmosphere to mix and mingle with ease. You have everything to gain.

Smiths Falls Civitan Club

#12468 Hwy 15 N, Smiths Falls, On

K7A 4S7

Betty F. 613-285-5557

40plussinglesdance@gmail.com

Facebook- 40plussinglesdanceclub

 

 

Sat. July 21st – Day of 1000 Musicians – For more information click here!

 

TFN: OTTAWA REDBLACKS CHEERLEADING & DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS 2018

After 4 stellar seasons, and an incredible 2017 Grey Cup championship held in Ottawa at TD Place the REDBLACKS Cheer and Dance teams are now preparing for an even bigger and better year five! We will be hosting auditions this weekend at St. Laurent Shopping Centre from 11:00-1:30pm and 2:30-5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

ABOUT THE TEAM:
The Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheerleading & Dance Team are a volunteer group which is organized and managed by Spring: Cheer, Dance & Tumbling under the leadership of Lisa Aucoin. Team members will cheer/dance at all home football games. In addition to games, they are required to attend weekly practices from March-November, cheer/dance camp, participate in the Grey Cup Cheer Extravaganza, attend community, charity & corporate events, and participate in team fundraisers and team/league events.

TEAM SELECTION: Up to 25 cheerleaders and 25 dancers will be selected by Spring CDT to perform at Ottawa REDBLACKS home games during the 2018 season, participate in voluntary appearances at community events and some paid appearance opportunities.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS?
Is being an Ottawa REDBLACKS Cheerleader or Dancer a full-time job?
No. It’s not a job at all. It’s a club of volunteers who love to cheer or dance and entertain large, appreciative crowds. Most cheerleaders/dancers hold part-time or full-time jobs and/or attend university or college.

Are there any age requirements?
Candidates must be at least 18 by the time of our first home game. NO EXCEPTIONS!

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME AN OTTAWA REDBLACKS CHEER OR DANCE TEAM MEMBER?
Cheer or Dance ability
Enthusiasm
Poise
Showmanship
Personal Appearance
Personality
Energy
Availability to represent the cheer/dance team and Ottawa REDBLACKS at community events and/or paid sponsor events as coordinated directly by the REDBLACKS.

What is the audition process?
Auditions are a multi-step process beginning with Application, Preliminary Audition and Final Talent Auditions. We also complete onsite interviews and conduct a social media background check.

For additional information : cheer@ottawaredblacks.com

 

On Going – Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking volunteer puppy raisers in Ottawa and Eastern Ontario – 

This is a long-term volunteer commitment of twelve to eighteen months.  The volunteer raises the puppy in their home, teaching basic obedience and socialization.  However, the unique part of this volunteer position is taking the puppy nearly everywhere you go.  Support is provided from professional staff from Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.

You’ll need to be able to spend most of the day with the puppy, not leaving it alone for more than a couple of hours at a time.  These pups are raised with the intention of being with someone 24/7 as a working guide dog.  Pups are placed into homes at approximately eight weeks of age, so you will be housebound for a short time.  Once the puppy’s vaccinations are in place, around four months of age, you will be asked to take the puppy anywhere you go and introduce it to as many environments and situations as possible, that it may later encounter as a guide dog.

If you work outside of the home, you would start with a sixteen-week old puppy, so that vaccinations are in place and you can take the puppy to work and public areas immediately.  You are expected to take the pup for daily long walks in all weather conditions, so an active lifestyle is preferred.

This is a unique volunteer opportunity, and you could help play a role in changing someone’s life.  Would you be a suitable candidate for a volunteer position like this?  The main thing is that the pup not be left at home alone all day.  Current volunteers include stay-at-home parents, post-secondary students, individuals who work from home or have their own business, part-time workers, or retirees.  Puppy raisers, who are employed full-time and have permission from their employer, can have the puppy in the workplace.   It’s a great way for a company to show their philanthropic spirit, and to boost morale, as employees encounter a cute little puppy at work on a daily basis.

All food, supplies, and veterinary expenses are provided by the organization.

When the dog is ready to enter into formal training at the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, you must be prepared to give up the dog, so that it may continue its journey to work as a guide dog.

If you would like to learn more about the puppy raising program at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, email info@guidedogs.ca or call (613) 692-7777.

 

On Going – Town of Arnprior Communication Survey – The Town of Arnprior is surveying residents and non-residents to determine how the Municipality can best communicate municipal updates, information and events. We would appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey to assist us in evaluating and improving our communication. The survey can be completed online by visiting www.arnprior.ca/survey , or hard copies can be picked up at the Nick Smith Centre, Town Hall, The Arnprior and District Museum and the Arnprior Public Library. The survey closes on August 31st, 2017

 

On Going – Car Toot Bingo – Almonte Fairgrounds, every Wednesday in August and first Wednesday  in September –  7 pm start.  Food canteen including homemade pie opens at 630pm. Proceeds to NLAS.

 

On Going – New Ross Country Market – Season opens June 3rd, 9am until 12 noon, every Saturday until Thanksgiving Weekend at new location at New Ross Fairgrounds. 5024 Hwy. 12 New Ross.  Fresh Fruit and Vegetables, Home Baked Goodies, Eggs, Spices, Red Barn Wines, Bulwark Cider, Pickles, Kimchi Sauerkraut, Wine Jelly, Jam, Jellies, Soaps, Crafts, Meats, Coffee & Tea, Live Entertainment and more!  Contact info. 902-681-3171

 

On Going – The Renfrew Farmers’ Market – is on now with a huge selection of produce, meats, baking and homemade products.  Starting this week, there will be asparagus, green onions, micro greens, rhubarb, beef, pork and lamb, pies, cakes, breads, preserves, chocolate goodies, honey, maple syrup and lots of started vegetables and flowers for your gardens! Every Saturday from 8am -12pm until Thanksgiving.

 

On Going – Let YAK pick up your Electronics for Recycling! – It’s that time of year again folks! Out with the old and in with the new Electronics! For those of you expecting an Electronics Delivery this Holiday Season, you may be wondering how to make room for your new additions. YAK will be providing door to door E Waste Round up Services from January 4th to 6th.  We will be collecting and recycling unwanted electronics such as MP3 players, cameras, telephones, cell phones, pagers, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, radios, stereos, tablets, printers, scanners, home theater systems, and of course, computers.

For the past 4 years, YAK has been collecting E-Waste from the residents in Perth as a means to raise funds to help cover the costs of the Youth Centre’s utility bills. This year, YAK’s Pick Up Service will be offered for a minimum $20.00 donation per household. All funds raised will to go towards YAK’s Hydro and Gas bills for 2017 which are budgeted at $4000.

Residents in the Perth area can take advantage of our pick up service by simply calling YAK to make an appointment. When you call, be sure to let us know if you will be leaving your electronics at your curb side or if you need an extra hand, we can arrange for YAK Volunteers and Staff to come into your home to assist you with the removal of the electronics.

 

Pick up services can be also arranged for Residents in Tay Valley, Drummond North Elmsley, Beckwith and Rideau ferry areas for an additional donation.

Additional Pick up Service dates through 2017, are as follows:

April 18, 19 & 20, 2017

August 23, 24 & 25, 2017

November 1, 2, & 3, 2017

EWASTE PICK UP

 

TFN – Victim Services– Lanark County is pleased to offer a unique volunteer experience helping victims of crime in Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls. Specialized training both in person and on line is provided.  Applicants must be 18 years or older with a valid G2 Drivers License and the ability to provide compassionate and practical assistance to victims of crime, 24/7/365. Applications and information are available at WWW.learn2help.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 Friday at 7:00PM 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 8:30AM to 12:30 PM 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-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-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 – Canadian Guide Dogs –A guide dog gives back independence and freedom to someone who can’t see.  But, first it must learn how to be a good puppy in the house and the community.  You can help!  Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster homes for their puppies in training, to teach basic obedience and socialization before entering into a formal guide dog training program.  You need to be home most of the day or have permission to take the dog to work, have an active lifestyle and make a one-year commitment.  Food and veterinary expenses are provided.  Homes for puppies are needed now in the National Capital Area.  For more information on this very unique volunteer opportunity, phone (613) 692-7777 or visit www.guidedogs.ca.

 

On Going- A free Skate and Helmet Lending Library is available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville, during all public skating hours.  Equipment will be signed out and signed back in at the arena by a Municipal staff member. Valid photo identification will be required to borrow equipment. Skate aids for those who are still learning to stand on two skates also available. The goal of the Lending Library is to increase physical activity for all ages, with the availability of helmets in all sizes, to reinforce the importance of safety and preventing head injuries while on the ice.

 

 

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 – Eye See – Eye Learn –is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems. A campaign is now underway to provide eye exams and complimentary glasses to Junior Kindergarten children in Eastern Ontario, which includes Lanark Leeds-Grenville and Ottawa. Additional information on the program is available online, through www.eyeseeeyelearn.ca.

 

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 5:00-8:00PM. Details at the Kemptville Youth Centre call KYC at 613-258-5212 or email Andrew MacLean at andrew@kemptvilleyc.com

 

On Going-Youth Action Committee of Perth & District (YAK) has established an electronic waste depot. Small amounts (car load or less) accepted during normal hours of operation-2:00PM-7:00PM. 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 7:00PM.   Bridge Lessons Tuesday at 1pm Bingo Thursday at 7:00PM.

 

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 7:00AM to 9:00AM. 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 7:00PM. 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