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 Liz Pearson at


Thurs. Aug 27th - 12th Annual charity golf tournament for Tysen’s Mission to a Million. Taking place at the Irish Hills Golf Course on Thursday August 27th, 2015. All proceeds of the tournament go to Tysen’s Mission to a million charity. To find out more about the charity, please visit:

Sat. Aug 29th - The 12th annual Rett Syndrome Golf Tournament takes place August 29th, 2015 at Cedar Valley Golf Course (7041 hwy 29, Forthon, ON. It raises money for the Jessica Carr Rett Syndrome Research Fund at CHEO. $70 for 9 holes of Golf and includes steak or 1/2 chicken dinner (Cedar Valley members $50). Time 1:30 shot gun start, dinner at 5:30pm. Hole in One Prizes, silent auctions, contests at various holes and more! Registration deadline August 15th, 2015. Call to register 613-342-2158 or email

Sat. Aug 29th - The Kemptville Legion Backyard BBQ. Food, Fun & Beer garden. Open to the public.  Entertainment by “The Scotty J Trio”. Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages are available for purchase. Taking place from 12:00 – 4:00PM on Saturday August 29th, 2015.

Sat. Aug 29th - ATV Poker run for Palliative care. Cash BBQ, raffles and door prizes. located at 10101 JellyBy Rd, North Augusta. $15.00 per person, registration begins at 10:00AM. Rain or Shine. Call 613-349-2374 or 613-349-2375 for more information. 

Sun. Aug 30th - Montague & District Senior Citizens Forget Me Not Club.  Bid Euchre Tournament at 11:30AM located at 658 Rosedale Road S. There will be a lasagna lunch for $8.00, also a chance to Bid Euchre for $5.00 at 1:00PM.  Everyone welcome! For more information call Lois at 613-283-6240 or Ruth at 613-283-2993.

Wed. Sept 2nd – The MindWare Academy, a small private school for children with learning disabilities is having an open house on Sept 2nd, 2015 at 9:30-11:30 AM.  Located at 985 Pinecrest Rd.  To learn more visit the website:

Thurs. Sept 3rd – Mon. Sept 7th –  Shawville 159th Fair - There will be many exciting shows/ activities taking place during the Shawville fair, including Brea Lawrenson, Road Hammers, Renegade, Tracey Brown, Doc Walker and much much more. To see a full list of events, visit

Fri. Sept 4th – Mon Sept 7thPerth 170th Fair - Performers at the fair include Ridin Shotgun, Brea Lawrenson, Arlene Quinn, Lucky B’s, Saturday Demolition Derby, Tractor and Truck Pulls and Western Games. For more details visit

Sat. Sept 5th and Sun. Sept 6th – Mary’s Odyssey- Help solve the long standing mystery, stepping back in time to experience history as it unfolds before your eyes. Long ago Roderick Matheson left coins hidden in the house, he has since passed away, and took with him the secrets needed to solve the puzzle. Join the young maid, Mary as she takes you on a tour of the historic house and assist her in solving the long-hidden mystery.  This 60 minute performance is an experience not to be missed! Taking place at the Matheson House Museum from 2:00PM – 4:00PM on Sept 5th and 6th, 2015.  Appropriate for all ages. Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased by calling 613-267-1947 or by stopping by the museum at 11 Gore Street East. For more information please contact: Shannon Baillon at 613-267-3311 ext. 2227 or visit

Wed. Sept 9th – Sun. Sept 13th – Renfrew Fair - Demolition derby, Sidewinder, Small Town Pistols, Chilliwack, Belgian Horse Show, Heavy Horse show and much more.  Sunday September 13th is family day (free admission for age 16 and under).  For more information visit the website:

Thurs. Sept 10th – Sun. Sept 13th – Spencerville 160th Fair -Taking the stage on Fri. Sept 11th is April Wine with Alex Ryder opening, and Saturday September 12th is Easton Corbin with Blackwell as their opener. A fabulous fireworks display will be happening on the Friday night.  Out on the enormous fairgrounds, there’s something going on from morning to night, including performances by an acrobatic team, amazing dogs, an illusionist, a puppet tamer, blacksmith, a chainsaw carver and a petting zoo.  Back this year are the Helicopter rides – weather permitting.  For ticket prices and outlets visit

Fri. Sept 11th – Spencerville Fair’s Ambassador – A competition for Spencerville Fair 2015/2016 Ambassador is being sought.  To be eligible for the ambassador position you must be a least 16 years of age and from Leeds, Grenville & Dundas Counties. Contestants will be judged on their public introduction, an interview, prepared speech and their answers to randomly-selected questions. Personality, appearance, enthusiasm and community involvement will be factors considered by the judges. Bursaries will be awarded for the winner, 1st runner up and 2nd runner up. To register, Please contact Eric Connell at 613-803-9213 or email:  Entry forms must be completed and sponsorship fee submitted by Fri. Sept 4th, 2015. For the second year there will be a JR Ambassador. Open to girls and boys age 10 to 15 yrs of age from Grenville County whom are actively involved in a youth organization, community group or volunteering activity. All boys and Girls are welcome. Entrants will have a personal interview with a small panel of judges in the afternoon prior to the event. The final judging will take place on stage at 7:30PM on Fri. Sept 11, 2015. Please register by phone: 613-658-2739 or email:

Thurs. Sept 10th – Sun. Sept 13th – Russell Fair - Bowers and Blue comedy, Silver Creek, Landmark, Demolition Derby, Fying Trapeze show throughout the weekend and plenty going on inside the kids tent. For more information visit

Sat. Sept 12th – Ford Drive 4UR School – Alpha Pi Phi and Ford have teamed up together to raise money to build a school in Nicaragua. Ford will be bringing 6 vehicles to Carleton University in the P12 lot  (near the Athletics building) on Sept 12th, 2015 from 9:00AM to 4:00PM, in order for students and the Ottawa community to test drive the vehicles. For each vehicle that someone test drives, Ford will donate $20.00 to the Free the Children foundation which will also provide school supplies, water and much more. There will also be a raffle taking place at the fundraising event with awesome prizing to be given away.

Sun. Sept 13th - SEATS for Kids is hosting a family fun day and safety show at the Huntley Community Centre. It will take place at the Huntley Community Centre in Carp from 9 AM to 2 PM. SEATS for Kids serves families with children of all ages, and our primary focus is on creating a positive environment for education. Funds raised through this event will allow to train additional volunteer technicians, as well as conduct roadside stops and inspection clinics targeting at-risk communities in the Ottawa Valley, Kingston and surrounding communities.

Thurs. Sept 17th - The Carleton Place & District memorial hospital – Diamond Anniversary Gala evening on September 17th, 2015 at Stonefields Hertiage Farm ( 9th Line Road in Beckwith). Wonderful evening planned with excellent food, great music and dancing with Eddy & The Stingrays, a silent auction and so much more. All proceeds from the event go directly to desperately needed patient care equipment at the hospital.  Tickets are $60.00 per person or $460.00 for a table of 8 people.

Sat. Sept 26th - Antiques in the Hills 2015- Bring your treasured heirlooms and have them appraised by accredited antiques valuer and appraiser Janet Carlile. Similar to the TV show “Antiques Roadshow”. Taking place on Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 8:30AM – 3:00PM, located at St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, 537 Route 105, Chelsea, Quebec J9B 1L2 (across from Freshmart).  $20.00 per item and $10 per session for observers. First session registration starts at 8:30AM, session starts at 10:00AM – 11:30AM. Second session registration starts at 12:30PM, session takes place at 1:30PM – 3:00PM.  Food and refreshments will be available for sale. This is a joint fundraiser for the Church of the Good Shepard in Wakefield and St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church in Chelsea. For more information on the event please contact Pamela Scobie at or 819-459-1252.

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

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

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  :

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.


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 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 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 7:30 – 11:30pm.  Bring your fiddle, guitar, musical talents!!  Welcome all.  Tickets are available at door @ $5.00 per person for non musicians.For more info call 613 224-9888.


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


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


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 5-8pm. 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 -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.


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!


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.


All proceeds to benefit




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