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Thurs Oct 1st + Fri. Oct 2nd - Fall Rummage Sale - at St. Paul’s United Church,25 Gore Street West, Perth on Thurs., Thurs., Oct 1 from 9:00AM to 3:00PM. Fri.,Oct.,, 2 between 9:00AM to 12:00PM. A wide variety of items and lots of great deals!

Thurs. Oct 1st to Sun. Oct 4th - Metcalfe Fair runs Oct 1 – 4. Thursday: DJ Bobby & Stone,Face Sinners, Friday: Switchgear, Saturday: TBA, Sunday: Gail Gavin, Triple Trouble Fiddle and Dance show. Thursday: Demolition Derby @7:00PM .Friday: Seniors Day, Heavy Horse @ 11:00AM, Horse Pull @ 7:00AM Saturday: Horseshows throughout the day. Step dance and Fiddling Competition @10, Big Time Pro Wrestling at 2:00PM, Sunday: Classic Car & Hot Rod Show 8:00AM-noon, Western Horse Games @8:00AM, Tractor @ 11:00AM and Truck Pull @12:30PM, 4:00PM is the Showcase of Champions

Fri. Oct 2nd - Bauer Hockey –  Hockey Canada and the Smiths Falls Minor Hockey Association bring The First Shift, to Smiths Falls.The new learn-to-play program allows kids to easily try the sport in a convenient, affordable and fun way.  This six-week program is for kids ages 6-10 who have never played and is $199, which includes enrollment and head-to-toe Bauer equipment. Registered kids will participate in a welcome event on Oct., 2, at 6:30 PM. Learn more & sign up at

Fri. Oct 2nd - Britannia United Church - A dinner with roast beef, potatoes, veggies, drinks and dessert will be held on Fri., Oct 2 at Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest Road, Ottawa.Doors open at 5:30, tickets are $30 and available from Mon-Fri, 9:00AM-1:00PM at Britannia or 613-828-6018.At 7:30 the entertainment starts: Rev. Jim Baldwin, Brenda Hamilton and Patrick McAlpine.Ticket cut-off is Sept.30.

Fri. Oct 2nd – Sat. Oct 3rd - Art With a Past Exhibit - Oct. 2 and 3. REAL Deal Store, Smiths Falls from 10:00AM. to 4:00PM. Is sharing of repurposing ideas by local crafters. See for more.

Fri. Oct 2nd - 4th Annual Thanks For Giving National Adoption weekend -  to help support IMALIVE Rescue. All funds from this Micro Chip clinic will go right to the rescue. They will also have dogs and cats at the event all weekend long that are looking for their forever homes.  The Micro Chip and Adoption Weekend will take place at the Kemptville Pet Valu from 5:00PM to 8:00PM.  Micro Chip will be done by a vet tech and cost $30.00 per pet with the funds going 100% back to the rescue.

Sat. Oct 3rd - The Lombardy Agricultural Society - is hosting a Barn Dance and BBQ Dinner on the Sat., Oct., 3rd with all the proceeds going towards the washroom upgrade including wheelchair accessibility in the Lombardy Agricultural Hall. BBQ Hip of Beef Dinner from 6:00PM-7:00PM. Live & Silent Auctions, Music by Doubleback, 8pm to midnight. Tickets -Dinner and Dance $25, children under 12 years of age $10. Free Parking and Dry Camping available. Tickets at: Toledo Store, The Roosteraunt, Echo Tours, Impression Printing, Town & Country Chrysler or by contacting Mary Joynt at 613-283-4730.

Sat. Oct 3rd - A Fundraising Dance featuring -  The Doherty Brothers Band on Sat. Oct.3rd at The Gallipeau Centre. Dancing from 8PM till midnight. Proceeds support The Hub Pool. Tickets available at Sport X, Special Greetings and The Gallipeau Centre office. Come out and dance the night away. Inquiries at .

Sat. Oct 3rd - The Catholic Women’s League - of St. Mary’s Church in Carleton Place is hosting a Fish Fry by Mike Mundell. Sat.,, Oct 3rd, from 5:00PM to 7:00PM At St. Mary`s Catholic Church, Hawthorne Street, in Carleton Place. Fish Fry, French fries, Cole Slaw, Roll, Beverage and Homemade dessert. Cost; Adults $15, Children $7 (ages 4 to 12). Tickets available at the door or call to reserve at 613-257-4648.

Sat. Oct 3rd - Chicken & Rib Night - at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 542 in Westport on Sat., Oct.3 from 5-7pm. $16/person with take-out available. Proceeds benefit the Library. Tickets: 613-273-3223

Sat. Oct 3rd - RCL Automotive and Tire Discounter - Lombard Street in Smiths Falls Open House BBQ will support Smiths Falls Community Food Bank. Sat., Oct 3 between 10:00AM and 2:00PM.

Sat. Oct 3rd - Melissa and Ben’s Fire Restoration Fundraiser - at “CC’s On the Rideau” on Sat., Oct 3 at 7pm. Music by Southbound. Ticket $15 each or two for $25, includes a midnight buffet, door prizes, a silent auction and lots of fun! Tickets are sold at CC’s on the Rideau 1030 Rideau Ferry Rd. in advance or at the door. A cab service free of charge to either Smiths Falls or Perth. A tip to the driver is always appreciated!

Sat. Oct 3rd and Sun. Oct 4th - Merrickville Artists’ Throw Open Studio Doors for Autumn Tour - There’s something for every taste through a self-guided studio tour using a full colour glossy brochure (available in most stores and studios in the village) featuring 24 artists and craftpersons creating paintings, sculpture, pottery, cast iron, blown glass and more. Taking place from 10:00AM – 6:00PM both both Oct 3rd and 4th.  For more information, on-line brochure, visit or call 613-656-2178.

Sun. Oct 4th - COUNTRY Jamboree - to benefit those living with MS. Taking place on October 4th from 2:00PM-6:00PM at the Eastview Legion (294 Cyr Street). $5.00 per person. An afternoon of country music with performances by some of Ottawa & the Valley’s favorite’s like Country Reflections, Brea Lawrenson, Adrienne Taylor, Lauren Hall, Chris McCann and others.

Sun. Oct 4th - The Smiths Falls Civitan presents – The Accessory Sale on Sun., Oct 4th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. New and used jewelry, shoes, Scarves, Belts and hats.  Donations welcome. Items may be dropped off at Fringe Studio 36 main St., or Irene Richardson 77 Russell St. Smiths Falls or call Betty at 613-285-5557.

Sun. Oct 4th - picnic in the park - Please join the new Eastern Ontario chapter of the Canadian Congenital Heart Alliance for a picnic in the park, where we will be sharing stories and answering questions about life with Congenital Heart Disease.  This takes place from 1:00PM to 3:00PM on October 4th, 2015 at the Trolley Station at Britannia Park.   For more information please click the flyer:

Sun. Oct 4th - All are welcome to Knox Presbyterian Church - Fall Beef Supper with all the trimmings, homemade buns, veggies and home-baked pies for dessert! The Supper will be held at the Agricultural Hall in McDonald’s Corners on Sun., Oct. 4th from 4 to 6:30PM. Tickets cost $15 for adults; $6 for children (aged 6 to 12) and children under 6 can eat for free. For further information please call 613-278-0696.

Sun. Oct 4th - Toledo Legion -is hosting a dance featuring Kathy and Friends. Doors open at 12:00PM and dancing starts at 1:00PM with a hot supper at 5.Cost is $15/person.

Sun. Oct 4th - The Smiths Falls Civitan presents The Accessory Sale on Sun. Oct 4 from 12:00PM to 4:00PM. New and used jewelry, shoes, Scarves, Belts and hats. Donations welcome. Items may be dropped off at Fringe Studio 36 main St., or Irene Richardson 77 Russell St. Smiths Falls or call Betty at 613-285-5557.

Sun. Oct 4th - 4th Annual Thanks For Giving National Adoption weekend -  to help support IMALIVE Rescue. All funds from this Micro Chip clinic will go right to the rescue. They will also have dogs and cats at the event all weekend long that are looking for their forever homes.  The Micro Chip and Adoption Weekend will take place at the Kemptville Pet Valu from 10:00AM to 3:00PM.  Micro Chip will be done by a vet tech and cost $30.00 per pet with the funds going 100% back to the rescue.

Mon. Oct 5th - The Smiths Falls & District Arts & Culture Council - (SFDACC) is calling for nominations for the Fifth Annual Joyce Brennan Award for outstanding contributions to art and culture in the Smiths Falls Area. In honour of the late Joyce Brennan, who was a founding member of the Rideau Canal Museum Board and the Heritage House Museum, a Town Councillor, as well as a founding member of the SFDACC board.The deadline for submission of nominations is October 5. An individual or an organization can nominate a candidate. Nominations submitted by e-mail at or post to 23 Ross Street, Smiths Falls, K7A 4V7. The award will be presented at an evening reception on October 23, at the Memorial Community Centre.

Tues. Oct 6th - Dessert and Fashion Show - on Tues. Oct 6, at 6:00PM., sponsored by Franktown & Area Circle of Friends. At the Centennial Hall, Franktown, Fashions by “Impressions”. For Tickets Contact Jan at 613-283-5940.  Some Tickets will be available at the door.

Wed. Oct 7th - The next meeting for Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society - is Wed., Oct., 7th .Meeting at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, entrance rear of 39 Bridge Street, Carleton Place at 7:00PM visitors $3, all welcome. Door prizes and refreshments. Speaker: Rebecca Cragg, Topic: Ikebana, Japanese Art of Flower Arranging.

Wed. Oct  7th - The Lioness club of Perth - is once again holding their apple pie fundraiser. These pies will be ready for Thanksgiving. They are $9 each, or 5 for $40. To place an order, please contact Edna at 613 267-2744.

Thurs. Oct 8th - The Smiths Falls Curling and Squash Club - Open House is Thurs., Oct., 8 between 3:00PM and 9:00PM. The reception is at 7:00PM. Wine tasting sponsored by Pelee Island Winery. Tour the facility on Ol’ Sly’s Road, Curling & Squash equipment / clothing vendor, information re membership & league sign up. Learn to Curl program info for new & returning curlers, Youth curling info & registration.

Thurs. Oct 8th - 10th Annual GCWCC Wellness Challenge - Participate in a 5 km race or 3 km walk at 11:30AM.  The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC)10th Annual GCWCC Wellness Challenge is a 5 km running race or a 3 km walk. This event is FUN and a great way to promote fitness, while supporting the GCWCC’s charities. It is open to all government and non‑government runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages and abilities! Registration fees are $45 for the 5 km race or $40 for 3 km walk. The runners will be timed. The net proceeds will be donated to the GCWCC.  At 11:30AM Join us for lunch! Whether you are running, walking or coming out to cheer for the participants, join us for lunch on October 8. GrillMaster will be on site to tempt your taste buds!  For more information, please visit

Fri. Oct 9th to Fri. Oct 30th - Haunted Hayrides in the Drummond Sugar Bush - Join us Friday and Saturday nights in October from 7:00PM – 10:00PM.  These hayrides are set up and run completely by volunteers and all proceeds go to the Spencerville Agricultural Society.  If you are interested in volunteering please send us a private message on the Haunted Hayride Facebook page – volunteer hours are available for high school students. For more information please go to  We’re expecting (to terrify) you! Parking is FREE and a canteen for refreshments is available.  Enjoy a roaring campfire before or after your tour.  Children aged 5 and under are FREE , Ages 6-12 are $5.00 and Ages 13+ are $7.00.  If the ride is going to be cancelled due to weather, a notice will be put on Facebook and our website  by 6:45pm.

Sat. Oct 10th - Zombie Walk for Hunger Bring the whole family and a non-perishable item for Lanark County Food Bank in Carleton Place, and join in the fun at the Almonte (2k) Zombie Walk for Hunger on Oct 10. The $10 registration fee will be split between Soi Dog Foundation and Country Cat Sanctuary. Registration at Almonte Arena, 182 Bridge Street, from 10:00AM to 10:45AM. Walk will start at 11:00AM. Anyone under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult and all entries must sign the legal waiver. Anyone under 18 must have a parent/guardians signature on the waiver. Prizes awarded in various catagories.Registration / Waiver and Pledge.

Tues. Oct 13th - Light lunch by IODE - at the Carleton place arena upper halls, 10:00AM. to 3:00PM. on Sat., Oct., 13. Over 48 crafters from eastern Ontario and area Door prizes donated by crafters. Sandwiches, drinks, dessert.

Tues. Oct 13th - The Bereavement Support Groups - will start up again in October on the second Tuesday of the month.  The first Perth group will be Tues., Oct., 13th from 1:00 to 3:00PM  The location is: Community Home Support, 40 Sunset Blvd., Perth.

Tues. Oct 13th - The Perth & District Horticultural Society - welcomes speaker Lana Taylor-Mills will share her passion for peonies. Lana and her husband Gordon Mills are owners of Peonies from the Field (, growers of over 300 varieties of herbaceous peonies at their nursery in Morganston. Public invited to St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West at D’Arcy,food and beverages will be available on Tues., Oct., 13  starting from 7:00PM., with the meeting beginning at 7:30PM. Membership in the Society entitles you to discounts at local nurseries and garden centres and is only $10/ year; visitors pay $3.

Tues. Oct 13th & Thurs, Oct 15th – Indoor Horseshoe League Registration- Toledo Legion. Register on Oct 13 & 15 at 7:30PM. and practice throwing if you like. League starts on October 20th. League nights are Tuesday’s and Thursday’s but you only play one night per week. The league is looking for new Horseshoe players.For info call 613-275-2400.  Leave your name and we’ll return the call.

Thurs. Oct 15th – Mon. Oct 19th - Merrickville’s Fifth Annual Jazz Fest -  starts with special opening ceremonies on the evening of Thurs., Oct., 15 and continues through to Sun., Oct., 19. A wide spectrum of jazz concerts performed in venues – pubs, churches, restaurants – all located within walking distance of the historic, beautiful heart of Merrickville.

Thurs. Oct 15th - A Symposium on Your Driving Future will be presented by the Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville in partnership with Providence Care and The/Le Royal. The symposium takes place at the Brockville Memorial Centre Community Room on Thurs., Oct., 15th, 1:00 - 4:00PM. All members of the public and all ages are invited to the conference. The conference will look at how changes in the brain influence driving ability. “It will also look at the process of driving assessment and strategies to plan for alternative transportation. Attendance to the Symposium is free. Registration is required by calling 613 345-7392 or toll free at 1-866-576-8556.

Thurs. Oct 15th to Mon. Oct 19th - Merrickville’s Fifth Annual Jazz Fest - starts with special opening ceremonies on the evening of Thurs., Oct., 15 and continue through to Sun., Oct., 19. A wide spectrum of jazz concerts performed in venues – pubs, churches, restaurants – all located within walking distance of the historic, beautiful heart of Merrickville. For ticket, concert and other information phone 613-290-0028 or visit

Thurs. Oct 15th to Sun. Oct 25th -”Sadie Flynn Comes to Big Oak” -  a Comedy by Norm Foster directed by Katharine Coleman on-stage at the Station Theatre, Smiths Falls from Oct.15th  through Oct.25th. Tickets $20. Phone 613- 283-0300 or visit

Thurs. Oct 15th to Sun. Oct 18th –  Merrickville’s 5th Annual Jazz Fest - The festival features an exciting line-up of talented musicians from Toronto, Ottawa-Gatineau and our local area. As in past years, the 18 groups performing this season represent a variety of styles that appeal to all jazz fans, new and old. Highlights this year include Steve Berndt Featuring Brian Browne, the Miguel de Armas Quartet, Snaggle, Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats, The Allison Au Quartet and the Fern Lindzon Jazz Trio, with many other exciting artists as well.  Visit our website today for more programme information and to purchase tickets. Many of the events last year were sold out so don’t miss out on one of the most exciting Jazz Festivals in our region!

Fri. Oct 16th - CESA-EO (Citizens’ Environmental Stewardship Association East of Ottawa) - upcoming fundraiser on Fri., Oct., 16, features 2015 Comedian Hypnotist Robert Maxwell performing at the Dr. Kinnaird Community Centre 1084 Concession Street in Russell. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Pronto and Downtown IDA in Russell or by calling Bonnie at (613) 445-8098.

Fri. Oct 16th - Studio Theatre Productions presents “The Watersdown Affair” –  Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre. Fri., Oct., 16 6:00PM to 9:00PM at The Royal Canadian Legion, 25 Beckwith Street, Perth. Tickets $50 (includes a $30 tax receipt), Call Isabel at 613-326-0437. Come as you are or have some fun and dress for the era! Dinner, cash bar & silent auction. Details at

Sat. Oct 17th - The 2nd Annual Mississippi Mills River Run -  is Sat., Oct 17 to support the Almonte General Hospital obstetrical unit.Begins at 8:30AM at the Almonte Fairgrounds, features 3km, 5km and 10km timed walk/runs. Live music and local food. Medals and other prizes will be awarded. All proceeds will support the purchase of medical equipment for the AGH obstetrical unit .For details or to register online or to make a donation, visit

Sun. Oct 18th  - MADD Ottawa’s Stride for Change Run and Walk to help raise funds to increase awareness about the impact of impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. All money raised will stay in the Ottawa area and will be used to support youth programs, public education and victim services. For more details and to register please visit for-Change

Sun. Oct 18th - MADD Ottawa’s Stride - for Change Run and Walk to help raise funds to increase awareness about the impact of impaired driving and to support victims of this violent crime. All money raised will stay in the Ottawa area and will be used to support youth programs, public education and victim services.

Sun. Oct 18th - For the Love of Lustre Exhibition at Heritage House Museum on display now until October 18, at 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls. Come see over 200 pieces of Lustre Ware porcelain and ironstone. Daily at 10:30AM-4:30PM, regular admission fees apply.

Sun. Oct 18th - 7th Annual Country Harvest Music Show - Head to the Carleton Place Arena, October 18th, for John and Clarence Bowes, Davey Drummond, and Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame Dan Paul Rogers. Tickets are $15.00, available in Carleton Place at Graham Shoes, Carleton Place Arena, Carambeck Community Centre, or Nicholsons in Pakenham, and Marks Cobbler in Perth.

Sat. Oct 24th – Cooks & Books - Enjoy yummy food and a great selection of high- quality used books, along with some visiting authors signings and selling their books. Taking place at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 537 Route 105, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1L2 (across from Freshmart) on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 9:00AM – 2:00PM. This is a fundraiser for St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Chelsea.  For more information email

Sat. Oct 24th – Shopping Extravaganza Fundraiser for Smith Falls Relay - The Cancer Kicking Cousins are raising money for the Smith Falls Relay for Life. They are hosting an event on October 24th, 2015 at the North Grenville Municipal Center(285 County Road 44) from 10:00AM – 3:00PM. There will be a number of great vendors for a shopping extravaganza, including unique products, beauty products, jewelry, hand-made items, storage solutions, baked goodies and much more. Also a silent auction with items donated by area merchants. Admission is only $2.00, which enters you in for a door prize.

Sat. Oct 24th – Always & Forever Wedding Show – Taking place at The Gallipeau Centre 361 Queen St. Smith Falls, ON, From 11:00AM to 4:00PM, Free Admission. Contact: Jacqui Stanzel 613-656-3591 or Barb Willoughby: 613-978-0447

Fri. Oct 30th – Music On a Mission - Family Services Ottawa’s music Trivia Fundraiser. Music on a Mission, best described as similar to  ”Name that Tune” game, challenging attendees to name the artist, song, movies, jingles and television shows from every musical genre in a series of 10 exciting rounds. Play for fun, or play to win! Music on a Mission includes a pizza dinner, live & silent auctions, cash bar, bake sale, raffle, prizes and much more. Taking place on Friday, October 30, 2015 at  St. Anthonys Soccer Club from 6:00PM – 11:00PM. For more information on the event and how to register for the event visit  :

Wed. Oct 28th - A Fundraiser fashion show - Cornerstone Landing Youth Services and Canadian fashion designed Judy Joannou. To help support youth in Lanark County who are experiencing homelessness. $20.00 a person and this includes a complimentary glass of wine.  Contact Amy at 613-415-8199 or by email at for more information and tickets. Taking place on Wednesday, October 28th, 2015 Doors open at 6:00PM for games and prizes, light refreshments, pre-shopping Showtime is at 7:00PM. Located at the Smiths Falls Legion (7 main street east, smiths falls).

Thurs Nov. 5th - Annual Liver Foundation Event Gala. Tickets are $150 per person. Tickets can be purchased separately or by the table, 10 seats per table and to make a donation to the liver foundation also in support of Eugene Melnyk please see the link below.

 Sat. Nov 7th - Kemptville Legion Craft Sale - 9:30AM- 2:00PM. Tables $15.00. Call Lorena for reservations (613)-258-9065. Vendors Welcome.

Sat. Nov 7th – John McDermott - A Veterans Tribute at the Williamsburg Christian Reformed Church, taking place at 7:30PM. Tickets are $35.00. Please call 613-447-8167 for more information. Sponsored by Winchester United Church.

Sat. Nov 7th and Sun. Nov 8th - The Valley Show - Make a day trip to Almonte to the Almonte Community Centre/arena Upper Hall located at 182 Bridge Street to begin you 2015 Christmas shopping. The Valley Show has over 25 juried artists, crafters and bakers bringing you a wide selection and variety of thoughtful and locally hand made gift ideas. Delicious light meals and snacks will be served by the volunteers of the Friends of the Mississippi Mills Textile Museum as a fundraising project. Also collecting for the Lanark Animal Welfare Society, check their wish list at Free parking and admission. Enter for your chance to win this year’s wonderful quilted lap top quilt. Also take a stroll through the pretty village of Almonte with it’s quaint downtown full of boutiques, antique stores and restaurants. Details and updates found at and www.facebook/Christmas-in-the-Valley-Artisan-Show

Fri. Nov 13th- The Irish Rovers 50th Anniversary Tour. At Centrepointe Theatre Mainstage. Icons of Irish music, The Irish Rovers have roved freely around the world for half-a-century and sold millions of recordings with over 40 albums. The Rovers are celebrating their 50th Anniversary live on stage at Centrepointe Theatres! For tickets please visit:

Sat. Nov 28th - WANT TO  ‘BE AN ANGEL’ OF CHANCE?- Then, visit this Christmas Bazaar where a local charity, Chance Foundation, brings together crafters and artisans to raise money for local mental health programs for kids.  Come out and do your Christmas shopping, taste some great food, listen to the music, participate in the raffle and help kids in need at the same time! Taking place on Saturday November 28, 2015 at 10:00AM to 4:00PM at Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre (102 Greenview Ave., Ottawa, ON K2B 5Z6).

Sat. Dec 19th – The Okee Dokee Brothers’ Holiday Hootenanny – At the Centrepointe Theatre Mainstage. Justin Lansing and Joe Mailander have been exploring the outdoors together since they were kids.  Their canoe trip down the Mississippi River inspired their GRAMMY Award winning album Can You Canoe? and their trek along the Appalachian Trail is the subject of their latest release, Through the Woods. Sprinkle in everyone’s holiday favourites, and you’ve got a hootenanny! For tickets please visit:

Tues. April 5th – The Men of the Deeps. At the Centrepointe Theatre Mainstage. The musical repertoire of the Men of the Deeps is gathered from mining communities around the world. Many of the group’s songs are “home grown” including traditional songs of Cape Breton; modern, authored songs by Cape Breton songwriters; and songs arising from mining regions throughout the English-speaking world. Their style is decidedly working-class, but this obvious class-consciousness is not overtly political. Dressed in the miners’ garb of coveralls and hard hats, they make an impressive impact when they take the stage in total darkness with their helmet lamps providing the only light. For tickets please visit:

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

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 10:00AM 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 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 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 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 -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 7:30PM – 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 or call 613-253-0569

On Going - Backyard Axe Throwing League - We are inviting the community to come out and learn how to throw an axe every Sunday through Wednesday from October 18 to November 11 from 5:00 to 9:00PM. There is no registration required, and best of all it is free!  Our dedicated staff members will help coach participants in a safe environment, with the goal of facilitating a fun, community-based environment. Following the open houses, BATL will open to the public to host league nights and events for parties and team-building activities. Take a look at our website and social media handles below. People love to share photos of throwing axes with us! Facebook:

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

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

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

On Going –  Until Sat. Sept. 26- As part of Hunger Awareness Week Lanark Count Food Bank is holding an Online Silent Auction now til Sat., Sept., 26. Please check out a list of auction items at and consider placing a bid. Winners can collect their items from the food bank at 5 Allan St in Carleton Place the week of September 28th. (Items will be shipped for additional cost.)  Payment can be made in person by cash or cheque, or via secure online payment using PayPal (account not required).

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-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

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 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

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.

On Going- The Kemptville Legion is offering breakfast on the third Saturday of every month starting September 19th,2015.  Available from 8:00- 10:00 AM. Adults are $5.00, children under 12 are $3.00.  Serving bacon, eggs, ham, sausages, pancakes, home fries, home made beans, muffins, toast and coffee. All welcome!

 Sit With Me Rescue - SWM is an all breed rescue that focuses solely on dogs needing rescue in local shelter systems. In the past 2 months, SWM has been inundated with puppies. Five litters of varying sizes, ages and breeds have made their way into our rescue adding up to a total of 37 puppies. The SWM Rescue is currently having a supply drive and are in need of and would be grateful to receive: puppy pads, cans of puppy food (ie.Wellness puppy or any mousse like puppy food), high quality puppy or all stages kibble (the pet stores listed above can help suggest great brands), crates (24″ long or greater), baby wipes, grocery store gift cards (natural homemade baby formula is pricey), paper towels, laundry detergent, gentle cleaning supplies, safe chew toys for puppies and new small soft polar fleece blankets. Also if you would like to make a donation to the SWM Rescue: Financial donations over $20 receive charitable tax receipts (paypal or email transfer to and please include your email and address to help us better get that receipt to you). Any questions can be directed to  For information on fostering: For information on adoption:  Website:

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.


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The Lung Association is proud to once again be the Charity Partner with the GranFondo Ottawa cycling event, now in its 4th year. Register today to cycle 1 of 4 distances (now 65km, 100km, 180km or 235km) on Sat. July 25th and support of the 1 in 5 people with lung conditions including asthma, lung cancer, COPD and other breathing issues.

Heading out of the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata, enjoy the sites and sounds of this supported ride while The Lung Association’s “I Love Lungs” Volunteer Crew greet you at Feed Stations along the way, helping fuel you to the FINISH line.

Bike & help others breathe. Because when you can’t breathe, nothing else matters. Once registered for your ride distance at, consider raising funds for people who struggle, at times or all the time, just to breathe. Visit to join other riders who are raising funds for The Lung Association through the GranFondo Ottawa 2015 cycling event.


The Lung Association, Corporate & Community Development Officer