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


Until August 29 – Galop Gallery to Feature Artistic Visions From Cardinal in September. Cardinal – Are you a current or past resident of Cardinal with a creative side? During the month of September the Galop Gallery will be showcasing your artistic visions in the gallery! Now Seeking: framed photographs (old or new), framed drawings, paintings, sculptures, and more. The show is open to anyone, and to all ages. We ask only that you have a connection to Cardinal either present or past. Drop off your pieces before August 29th along with a small donation to the gallery or contact the gallery to arrange for pick-up.  You will also get to vote on your favourites. Winners will receive some unique prizes. For more information please e-mail or call 613-349-5322.


July 31st to August 31st - ArtScene Spencerville Presents; “From The Clothesline”  Featuring the works of Dwight Saunders, who uses fabric and textile hardeners to create amazing art. For hours of operation and more information see or call 613-258-4400

September 10 – Scouts Canada and Girl Guides Registration for Oxford Mills and Kemptville from 6:30pm until 9:00pm at the North Grenville Public Library. Online Scout registration at Contact for any Scouts Canada questions.


August 30th – Fish Fry from 5:00pm until 7:00pm supplied by Mike Mundell at the Royal Canadian Legion, 177 George St. , Carleton Place. Adults are $15 and children are $8. Take out available.


September 4 – Tanger Outlets Job Fair from noon until 8:00pm at Canadian Tire Centre, 1000 Palladium Dr. in Ottawa. Enter at the Dodge Gate (No. 2). Shop for your new career at Tanger. Attendance is free and open to public. Please be sure to bring your resume. Visit for a current list of open positions.


September 3 to 7 – Renfrew Fair. Jordan McIntosh performing Friday, September 5th. Cattle and horse shows, World’s Finest Midway, Homecraft Displays, Demolition Derby. More information can be obtained from their website at


September 6 – Mississippi Mills River Run at the NLAS Almonte Fairgrounds, 195 Water Street. WALK or RUN to help support the Almonte General Hospital Foundation. 5km starting at 8:30am, family 3km challenge starting at 9:40am, 10km starting at 10:10am. Other events include: Top finisher awards ceremony, music and family BBQ, finisher medals for all! Pledges and donations are being collected for the Almonte General Hospital Foundation to purchase equipment for the Obstetrics Department. Registration and volunteer information online at Your registration includes: technical race shirt, finisher medal, recovery food, live music.


September 6 – Walk of Care. Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) is a charitable foundation that is dedicated to providing programs and services to endeavor to keep seniors living independently in their homes for as long as possible.  Every year we host a “Walk of Care” fundraiser.  This 5-kilometer event takes place on Saturday, September 6, 2014 on the Osgoode Multi-Use Pathway. “Walk of Care” will start with registration at 9:00 AM followed by a warm-up activity. Walkers will enjoy the beauty of nature along this route while contributing to the needs of seniors and adults with physical disabilities within our community. There will be refreshments and entertainment beginning at 11:00 AM. Prizes will be drawn at 12:00 PM. Registration for the event is $10 per person and you can also raise pledges. For more information regarding this event and to find registration and pledge forms, please visit


September 7 – Kemptville Legion Dinner Dance. Dance from 1-5 Roast Beef dinner after dance. Music by Ron Donnelly. Cost $15.00 per person. Contact Sally at 613-292-7311 or Marg 613-258-5291. Silent auction and door prizes


September 7 – 26th Annual “Guide Dog Run”, an all-brand charity motorcycle ride. The cost is $20 per person, which includes the ride, BBQ lunch and prizes. The surprise 200 km route through Eastern Ontario will be unveiled at registration. The ride starts, rain or shine, from the National Training Centre of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick. All funds raised will support the training of guide dogs and assistance dogs. Enjoy free Tim Horton’s coffee & Timbits during registration, anytime between 9:00am and 10:30am. Depart on your own or on a guided ride at 9:30am or 10:00am. You can also meet some future guide dogs after the ride with a walk through the kennels of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind. To learn more about the organization, visit or phone (613) 692-7777.


September 11- “Going to the dogs” dinner and race night at Rideau Carleton Raceway. Tickets are $40/person and include dinner, valet parking, coat check, live racing, a $2 wager coupon and a $5 coupon for the SLOTS. There will be door prizes, a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to Hopeful Heart’s Dog Rescue, Therapeutic Paws of Canada, and Responsible Dog Owner’s of Canada.


September 13 – Charity Trail Ride at Horse Country Campground hosted by the Canadian Foundation for Animal-Assisted Support Services (CFAS). For more information visit


September 13 to 14 – The Discovery Tour takes place from 10:00am until 5:00pm. The tour displays the works of 33 local artists, artisans and producers and farmers.  There are 33 participants at l6 stops all within an 8 km radius of North Gower, just 30 minutes Southwest of Ottawa.  Admission is free.  Visitors at each stop will have an opportunity to win one of three $50.00 gift certificates redeemable for any of the tour participants works or products.  All stops will gratefully accept non-perishable donations to the North Gower Food Bank and Outreach Program.  For further info, please visit our web-site at

September 13 – Crooked Creek Ranch fundraiser for University of Ottawa Heart Institute on 4001 Dwyer Hill Rd. from 4:00pm until 12:00am. Continuous entertainment all night, door prizes at 7:00pm and 10:00pm, Licensed by LCBO, BBQ. Tickets are $10.00. Children 12 and under are free! For tickets call 613-253-3215

September 14 – Kemptville Legion Pipe Bank with Highland Dancers at 12:30pm


September 17 – South Grenville Chamber of Commerce presents the Charlie McFarlane Memorial Golf Tournament, shotgun start at 12:30pm at the Prescott Golf Club. Prizes at various holes and lots of contests! Too book your team or individual, register and pay in person or over the phone. Contact the Pro Shop at 613-925-5370. Tournament limited to the first 120 golfers. For more information, visit


September 19 – Kemptville Legion Euchre Tournament. From 7:00pm until 11:00pm. $10.00 per person. Cash prizes.


September 20 – Bladder Cancer Canada Awareness Walk at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel, Mackenzie Street Entrance. Registration starts at 8:30am, walk kicks off at 9:00am. Funds raised will help Bladder Cancer Canada by going towards patient education and  to help find a cure. Register today and walk together to raise money for Bladder Cancer Canada!


September 20 – Kemptville Legion Pig Roast and Dance. Dinner 6:00pm. Dancing 7:30 – 11:30 pm. Music by Wildflower. Tickets $15.00 per person. Tickets available at bar 613-258-5734. Must be purchased by September 11.


September 20 – Kemptville 4th Annual Pirate’s Day from 10:00am until 3:30pm. Free admission, free parking.


September 20 – Kemptville Legion Breakfast from 8:00am until 10:00 am. Adults $5.00, Children under 12 $3.00. All welcome!


October 4 – 4th Annual Kids Day Kanata takes place from 12:00pm until 3:00pm at the Kanata Leisure Centre and Wave Pool. It will be a great day dedicated to the health and safety of the kids in our community. During this free event, health professionals will offer various health screenings, demonstrations, as well as distribute important information about health and safety. The local police department will provide child ID cards to conduct fingerprinting for all children who attend. KidSport Ottawa is part of the celebration to spotlight their involvement in organized sport for children and youth.


October 9 – 9th Annual Wellness Challenge, a 5k run or 3k walk in support of United Way, Health Partners, and Centraide Outaouais. The event takes place along the Sir John A. MacDonald Parkway. For more information and to register, visit


October 18 – Light The Night Walk at the Marion Dewar Plaza, Ottawa City Hall. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada’s® Light The Night® Walk is the nation’s night to pay tribute and bring hope to all those affected by blood cancer. Join us as we celebrate our 5 year walk anniversary and take steps towards a world without blood cancer. Start 530pm – Walk 7pm – End 9pm. For more information or to register, Visit out website at


December 6- John McDermott’s Christmas Show at Winchester United Church. Box office: Friday June 13 from 7:00pm until 9:00pm and Saturday June 14 from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Tickets are $35.00. Selective Seating. For more information call 613-447-8167


TFN- Teen Summer Reading at the Library hosted by the Ottawa Public Library (OPL). A summer-long program for avid teen readers. Teens between the ages of 13 and 18 are invited to post reviews or comments of any of OPL’s materials online, including digital content such as eBooks. In doing so, they are eligible to win a Chapters gift card by weekly draw. Teens must log into using their OPL card to participate. The winners will be announced every week on the Teen Blog until the program ends on Friday, August 29. For more information about OPL, please go to or contact InfoService at 613-580-2940 or


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 and Big Sisters of Lanark County looking for volunteers to help in operation of Jewels Thrift Store in Smiths Falls. 613-283-9723


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 - Dutch Hill Gallery presents;  The Artists of the South Grenville Guild of Fine Art. Saturdays & Sundays 11:00am-4:00pm. Check out


On Going – Cribbage at the Carleton Place Legion. Every Tuesday at 1:00pm. Come out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the cool comfort of downstairs. Everyone welcome.


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 – The Sharbot Lake Farmers Market runs 9:00am until 11:00am every Saturday, May 17 – October 11, at the Sharbot Lake Beach. Fresh farm produce, hot coffee and cafe breakfast items, homemade baked goods, local crafts, live music, shiatsu massage, full park and playground, and friendly conversation all at our picturesque beach setting. The perfect way to start your Saturday!


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 -The North Lanark Historical Society, Appleton archives, is looking for any audio or print material about The Dec. 27/42 Almonte Train Wreck .If you have photos, newspaper or magazine clips contact:


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.