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


Sat. Nov 7th to Fri. Nov 27th - Annual Women’s Fair -  in support of Lanark County Interval House is on Sat. Nov 7th between 10:00AM to 4:00PM at the Carleton Place Arena, 75 Neelin Street. Exceptional show offers, discounts and promotions on many products and services. Jewellery, clothing/fashion, fitness, beauty, baking and other delicious treats, financial consultants, preserves, crafts and more! You could win: a complete makeover by Mahogany Spa for you and a friend: Cut and Style Make up, Manicure and Pedicure and more. Something for everyone!

Thurs. Nov 26th to Sat. Nov 28th - Christmas pageant - An Elf is sent away from the North Pole to learn a lesson in co-operation and working well with others.  His task is to help an amateur theatre group put on a Christmas pageant. The play will be presented Thursday November 26th through Saturday November 28th at 7:30PM and again Sunday November 29th at 2:00PM. at the Urbandale Arts Centre in the Kemptville Municipal Centre.  Tickets are $15 per person, and are available at B&H Grocers, Home and Beyond and the Municpal Centre.  For further information go to the website

Friday. Nov 27th - Charlie Major at the Marshes - Charlie has won 3 Juno Awards and 7 CCMAs for his music.  He’s opened for ZZ Top and played at major festivals across Canada.  Charlie will be putting on an evening of music with opening act Tyler Kealey. Taking place on Friday, November 27th at the Marshes in Kanata, starting at 7:30PM.  Tickets are $25 and available at
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. Nov 28th - Bandana Pride country night fundraiser in honor of Johanne Decarie - The country night fundraiser for cancer research and CHEO. Performers include Adrenne Taylor and Sandi Skye. 6:30PM to 11:00PM,  Station 4 Season. Located at 1422 chemain Lavigne, Hammond, ON K0A 2A0.

Sat. Nov 28th – The Christmas Craft – and Bake Sale is quickly approaching! With the Carleton Heights and Area Community Association. The event will take place at the Community Centre on Saturday, November 28 from 9:00AM-12:00PM. We welcome anyone who loves to bake, sew, craft, cook, etc to come and sell their wonderful items to our community. Tables can be purchased for $20. Please contact

Sat. Dec 5th – 2015 Family Christmas Concert - For Huntington’s Disease, Performance by Voices Of Harmony, and Soloist Sonja Milson. Located at Bromley Road Baptist Church (1900 Lauder Drive, Ottawa). Starting at 7:00PM with a short intermission including refreshments. Tickets are $20.00 per person, children under 10 years of age are free. To purchase tickets in advance contact: Sharon Haig: 613-739-4446 or at

Sat. Dec 5th – A Country Christmas in Lyn – Tim Hallman and Friends : A Christmas Show with all the ‘Carols and Hits’ and Beyond! Saturday December 5th at the Christ United Church 12 Perth St. Lyn ON. Supper 5:30PM with the Show to follow Supper and Show $10 each Please Call Christ United Church for Tickets 613-498-0281

Fri. Dec 11th – Christmas Ham Dinner/Concert/Carols. Clayton Community Hall, Linn Bower Lane, Clayton, ON. 11th Dec starting at 5:30PM.

Sat. Dec 12th – Santa Pictures -  Santa will be at Kemptville Pet Valu on Saturday December 12th between 10:00AM-4:00PM for pets and people photos. No appointment necessary.

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-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-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 – Tea/Coffee & a Tea Bun -The Almonte Baptist & Grace Anglican Church. Host: “Open Doors” at 207 Reserve Street, Almonte. Every Tuesday afternoon starting 1st Dec from 1:00PM till 4:00PM. All are invited to drop in for a social : a cup of Tea/Coffee & a Tea Bun.

On Going – Renfrew and Area Food Bank- Help Renfrew Chrysler stuff the van, Anyone who donates three or more non perishable items will receive a gift certificate towards their next service.  Renfrew Chrysler will also donate $50 for every vehicle sold in November to the Renfrew and area food bank.

On Going - Christmas gift -  for those who rely on the services of The Shepherds Of Good Hope, The Ottawa Mission, The Ottawa Inner City Ministries and The Salvation Army. We would love to have as many people join our group in helping us achieve our goal of 1100+ backpacks for The Shepherds Of Good Hope. How people can help? Purchase, fill and donate an adult neutral coloured backpack and then contact myself or Ron Pitre to arrange pick up or delivery depending on the location. The cut off time date for both pick up and delivery of the backpacks is December 1, 2015 as this will give us time to count how many backpacks we’ve received/collected and then understand how many more may be required. For any questions about donating a backpack, they can contact Ron –, Ron’s Facebook page – Give or myself – Wendy Morris –

On Going - Fresh Holly for Holiday Season - You can support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind by purchasing holly for your own home or to send to a loved one for their home.  Fresh holly makes a beautiful, unique gift for the holiday season.  Your purchase price of $49 includes a minimum of: 8 Choice Green Sprays, 2 Variegated Sprays, 2 Ponderosa Pine Cones and 2 Cedar Boughs(Gross Weight 2 lb.), plus shipping from the holly farm in British Columbia to any Canada Post address within Canada is included.   Proceeds from this national fundraising campaign support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.  To order online, visit .  Deadline to order is Tuesday, December 1, 2015, so that holly can be prepared and delivered to you or your gift recipient in a timely fashion.  You can also order by telephone and get more information by phoning (613) 692-7777.

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-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

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.

Shepherds Of Good Hope

Ron & Wendy need your help in collecting donated neutral colored backpacks by Dec. 1st/15. All backpacks will be delivered  to the Shepherds Of Good Hope just in time for Christmas! The total cost for a backpack is approx. $20.00.

List of items for each backpack

• Ear muff/winter hat (f)
• Tooth Brush
• Tooth Paste
• Razors (M)
• Shave Cream
• Deoderant (M)
• Shampoo
• Chocolates/Candies
• Soap
• Scarf (M)
• Socks
• Tissues
• Tuques (M)
• A personal note/card

* Female hygiene items for woman’s backpack

It only takes one small act of kindness to make a change in another person’s life and together we can make this an amazing Christmas for many and also let them know others care.

For any questions about donating a backpack, they can contact Ron – or Wendy -