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


Last Week to apply for Christmas Hampers: In Perth Monday 9:30am – 5pm, Wed 1-5pm, Thur 9:30am – 5pm at 95 Wilson St. W.
In Smiths Falls Tues 1- 3pm, 5-8pm, Thur 1-3pm at 251 Brockville St.


November 19-Dine for A Cause – Dinner & Silent Auction in support of the Lung Association. November is Lung Month.  Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, 1394 Richmond Road, on Wed. Nov. 19th – World COPD Day – for a delicious Italian dinner and silent auction with funds going to the Lung Association.  Tickets are $50.00 per person and include a 3-course meal and a $15.00 tax receipt.  6pm cocktails, 7pm dinner.  Menu information and tickets are available at:   To order tickets by phone call The Lung Association:  613-230-4200, to order dinner tickets by phone call Biagio’s: 613-828-0770


November 20 – Smith Falls District Collegiate’s Annual Arts Gala showcases diversity and depth in the arts. The FREE evening features student artwork displays and media productions, drama, music workshops, performances, and an art raffle.


November 21 – Prayer Canada’s 37th Annual Banquet (Buffet Menu) at C.J’s Banquet Hall, 803 Chelsea Street, Brockville starting at 6:00pm. Please call Head Office to order your tickets at 613-345-2901. Special guest speaker, founder of prayer Canada, and gospel singing by Jeannie Mintz.


November 22 – The Christmas Charity Auction hosted by Calvary Christian Academy at Carleton Place High School, 215 Lake Avenue W from 5:30pm until 9:30pm. Calvary Christian Academy is a registered charitable organization and private school offering Preschool, JK, SK, Grade 1-8.  CCA is located in Franktown but it serves the Stittsville community with daily school bus picking up students at Goulbourn Recreation Complex, along Westridge, Flewelyn, and Conley in Stittsville. The Christmas Charity Auction is CCA’s major fundraising event every year and there are hundreds of items donated by local busnesses and families. Food and beverages are included with the ticket $20 per person or $25 at the door. For more information visit,


November 22-Holiday Pet Pictures for Mel’s’ Farm, a volunteer based, non profit ‘No Kill’ all animal rescue organization serving Lanark County and surrounding area. Sat., Nov., 22 from 11am to 3pm at Laura Jane’s Pet Food & Supplies, 97 Dufferin Street, Perth, 5×7 prints with or without Santa, $20 each. Plus, other scenes available! All dogs must be on a leash please.


November  22-The 2014 Smiths Falls Christmas Nighttime Parade of Lights will be on Saturday Nov., 22 starting at 5:30pm. from the Community Centre and will travel to Lower Reach Park where the Kinsmen Club will be serving free hot dogs and hot chocolate! Anyone interested in entering a float into the parade must register beforehand by calling the Legion.


November 22 –Kemptville Legion Harvest Dinner and Dance. Roast Beef Dinner at 6:00 pm. Music by The Old Heart and the Country Comrades at 7:00 pm. Tickets $15 per person, available from Lorena 613-258-9065 or Marilyn 613-986-1378


November 22 – Christmas Bazaar and Tea at the Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale in Aylmer. The bazaar is 9:00am until 2:00pm and tea is from 11:00am until 2:00pm. Special Event – Aylmer launch and signing of Margaret Kell Virany’s latest book, “Kathleen’s Cariole Ride” (50% of profits to go to Aylmer United Church).  Bring some friends. Have a cup of hot mulled cider and check out our home baking, jams, jellies, books, crafts, treasures old and new at great prices.  For more information, telephone 819-685-0656 or E-mail


November 22 – Yuletide Fair from 10:00am until 1:00pm which includes bake sale, crafts, frosty room for children shopping, a delicious lunch from 11:00 am until 1:00pm; complete with homemade soup at St. Paul’s United Church in Perth. At the corner of D’Arcy and Gore Street.


November 22 – Manotick United Church is hosting a combined Christmas Craft Fair/Bazaar with a bake sale table, a silent auction and a white elephant table.  Over 40 craft artisans display a wide range of handmade crafts for your Christmas shopping pleasure. They invite you to come out and enjoy reasonably priced lunch or just have a tea with friends on Saturday November 22nd 10:00am until 4:00pm at 5567 Manotick Main St. Manotick. Admission $2.00 or a canned good donation – wheelchair accessible.


November 22 – The Marlborough Community Recreation Association’s Fall and Christmas Sale at 3048 Pierce Road North Gower. From 9:00am until 1:00pm. Many vendors, something for everyone! For more information please call 613-914-1255


November 22-Christmas Bazaar and Tea – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tea – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, QC. Join us at Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale, Aylmer, on Saturday, November 22, 2014, for our annual Christmas Bazaar (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and Tea $6 per person. Special Event – Aylmer launch and signing of Margaret Kell Virany’s latest book, “Kathleen’s Cariole Ride” (50% of profits to go to Aylmer United Church). Bring some friends. Have a cup of hot mulled cider and check out our home baking, jams, jellies, books, crafts, treasures old and new at great prices.For more information, telephone 819-685-0656 or E-mail


November 22 to 23 – 3rd Annual West-End Christmas Craft Show. Don’t settle for cookie-cutter gifts again this Holiday season! Avoid the press of the shopping malls, and come to the 3rd Annual Christmas Craft show presented by the Capital Artisans Guild. The event features 50 of the area’s best artisans offering unique and beautiful hand-made items. The show takes place on November 22 and 23 at Sir Robert Borden High School, 131 Greenbank Road in Nepean. Doors are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Parking and admission are free, but visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items or make a donation for the Ottawa Food Bank.For more information, go to


November 23-Farmsteads to Frontlines Concert Honouring Veterans is at 2:00pm pm at Legion Branch 95 in Smiths Falls. Local heroes will becelebrated through songs & images. Fundraiser for and tickets at Heritage House Museum. Admission is $10.


November 23 – Christmas Extravaganza – Holiday Bazaar hosted by Hopefull Hearts Dog Rescue from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Forever Friends Dog Training, 17 Grenfell Cres. Get your dogs photo taken with Mrs. Claus for $10! There will be a silent auction, baked goods, and lots of vendors! Great for Christmas shopping for the dog lover on your list!


November 27 – Bluegrass Benefit Concert for the McKnight Family of Constance Bay to help out with medical expense for caring for their 6 year old son Liam who suffers from Dravet Syndrome. This is a rare and catastrophic form of epilepsy for which there currently is no cure. He suffers prolonged severe seizures on a daily basis and hasn’t had a day without having several seizures in almost a year. The concert takes place at the Stittsville Lions Club Hall from 6:00pm until 10:00pm with entertainment by Louis Schryer (fiddler), The Backslider’s, Concession 23 and Hacks and Buggies! The suggested cover charge is $10.


November 28 – The CP Holiday Train is North America’s longest rolling food bank fundraiser and since we started in 1999, the program has raised close to $9.5 million and 3.3 million pounds of food. See it on Thurs., Nov. 28in Merrickville at East Broadway & County Road #2. South side of crossing near Bay Street at 5:45pm and in Smiths Falls at the Smith Falls Train Station, 63 Victoria St. at 7:45pm. Entertainment by Odds and Roxanne Potvin. Non-perishable food and cash donations for the local Food Banks


November 29 – Beckwith Township Christmas Craft Show from 10:00 am until 3:00pm at Beckwith Public School Gym, 1523 9th Line of Beckwith. Free Admission; Over 40 Exhibitors with Lunch Counter & Cafe by Ashton United Church. Cash Donations Will Be Collected for the Lanark County Food Bank. NEW!! Holiday Fun Pop Up Photo Booth Supporting Contact Melanie at 613-435-8929 for more information.


November 29 – A Christmas Bake and Craft Sale takes place in Perth at the Salvation Army Family Services. Great home baking and unique craft items for Christmas shoppers!


November 29- Christmas Craft and Home Party sale featuring Partylite, Avon, Pampered Chef, jewellery, crafts, baked goods and more.  Saturday, November 29th from 9:00am until 1:00pm at the Cornerstone Wesleyan Church at 6560 Prince of Wales Drive, North Gower.


November 29 – Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Carleton Place High School. The band will entertain with Christmas music. There will be craft activities and a 50/50 draw. Donations to the food bank are encouraged when you meet with Mr and Mrs. Clause and have a photo taken.


November 29 – ALL THAT GLAM is the sale of new and gently used jewelry and handbags to fund a breakfast program in Nunavut. Takes place at the Richcraft Recreation Complex, 4101 Innovation Drive in Kanata from 8:00am until noon. People are encouraged to drop off their used jewelry and handbags to any of our seven Dymon locations where they’ll be collected and ultimately resold. Last year alone, they raised $20,000 and 100% of the funds went to this very worthwhile program.


November 29 to December 31 – The 2nd annual Smiths Falls Celebration of Lights brings festive cheer to Victoria Park. Beginning Nov. 29 and continuing through Dec. 31, Victoria Park will once again be open for visitors to tour the many outstanding light displays throughout the park .For more information about reserving your space at Victoria Park, or to volunteer for the event, please contact Tracey Pankow at 613-285-9125 or email at


November 30 – Enjoy a special musical afternoon Sunday in support of the Lanark County Snowsuit Fund. ABC – BoilingBroke Hall is hosting this event featuring local musicians and special guest Henry Norwood. Great music and holiday favourites along with refreshments and seasonal treats. Visit for more information.


December 6- John McDermott’s Christmas Show at Christian Reform Church in Williamsburg (location changed from Winchester United Church). Concert starts at 7:30pm. Tickets are $35.00.  For more information call 613-447-8167


December 6 – Dinner and Casino Fundraiser at the Irish Hill Golf and Country Club in support of 9 year old Kaelan Carlson. Kaelan was diagnosed in June with Friedreich’s Ataxia (FA) of which there is no cure. Kaelan is now 1 of 5 in the Ottawa and surrounding area with FA. There will be a silent auction, sit down dinner, a presentation on FA, some live performances, dancing and casino time followed by a live auction for those playing at the tables to bid on.


December 6 -  The Carleton Place Civitan is hosting their 3rd Annual Kids Christmas Event on Saturday, December 6th from 10:00am until 2:00pm at the Old Home Hardware Building. Come out and enjoy complimentary beverages while your kids ages 1-8 participate in all kinds of Christmas Crafts for a minimal 2/child.


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


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.


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.