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


On Going-The Mississippi Mills Relay For Life committee would love to hear from you! Get your friends and family together and enter a team, or become a part of an existing one. Is volunteering for a good cause your thing? Looking for somewhere meaningful to promote your business? If you would like to participate in this year’s event on June the 6th at Gemmill Park in Almonte, please contact: Allison at: 613-256-0421 or Yvonne at: 613-256-5975 or sign up at;


TFN-April is Daffodil Month, one of the Canadian Cancer Society’s largest fundraising campaigns and it needs as little as two hours of your time. Help sell daffodil pins, knock on doors to collect donations or just ask personal contacts to make a donation. . Daffodil Days are taking place: Friday April 4th to Sunday April 6th & Friday April 11th to Sunday April 13th. If you’re interested in volunteering for the Canadian Cancer Society contact Society office at 613-723-1744 ext. 3625 or go to


Until April 26-The Neighbourhood Tomato Community Gardens is now accepting pre-sale orders as part of their truckload Rain Barrel Sale. This fundraising event is scheduled for Sat., April 26 at the Town of Mississippi Mills Municipal Garage, 3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte, ON from 9am until noon. Rain barrels are $55 each and orders must be placed in advance of the sale, either online at, by calling Deanna at 613-256-7535, or by emailing


April 3 to 27- Wonder of the Orient featuring the fabric art or Colleen Morris-Wilson and the photographic art of Christopher Fawcett. Experience the beauty of Asia through fabric and the camera lens. Located at ArtScene Spencerville, 11 Spencer St.,Spencerville. For more information visit ArtScene Spencerville on Facebook or call 613-258-4400.


April 8 to 22-Free Learning Series- Options for Care (by: Alzheimer Society) From April 8, to April 22, 3 Sessions: Day to Day Care/ Considering Long Term Care/ Coping With a Loved One in LTC. All at 453 Ottawa St., Unit 4 Almonte. Info at: 1-800-511-1911.

April 12 to 27-Do you have any pieces of jewellery that you would like to donate to the upcoming BeDazzled Online Jewellery Auction – a fundraiser in April for Lanark Country Interval House? Email – or call 613-257-5159.Then check out the auction between April 12th and 27th. jewellery sets, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, broaches, and watches.with delivery in time for mother’s day!


April 19 to May 4-Pitch-In Smiths Falls, takes place from April 19 – May 4. Participate in this annual community-wide clean up. REAL coordinates sites and provides bags. Contact Bonita 613-283-1174 or 613-283-7999 or visit


April 23-The Perth Family of Schools is presenting a series of free Mental Health Awareness workshops at The Stewart School in Perth. Each presentation will start at 6pm. with a light luncheon at 5:30pm. Child care is available with prior notice.These presentations are brought to you through The Upper Canada District School Board’s Parents Reaching Out Grant. Wednesday, April 23rd., Open Doors and Public Health presents “Transitions” dealing with changes in your life.


April 24-The Perth Family of Schools is presenting a series of free Mental Health Awareness workshops at The Stewart School in Perth. Each presentation will start at 6pm. with a light luncheon at 5:30pm. Child care is available with prior notice. These presentations are brought to you through The Upper Canada District School Board’s Parents Reaching Out Grant. Thursday, April 24th, “Just Say Know: Kids and Drugs. A Conversation.


April 24- Free Social Skills Parent Information Night. MindWare Academy and Stepping Stones Social Skills Programs is hosting a FREE parent night on April 24th at 7pm. This information night will focus on how to teach social skills at home and how to bridge the gap between school and home. Please send an email to to book your free spot before it fills up! Spaces are limited. Teachers and support staff are welcome.


April 24/25-Bargain Bonanza (Rummage Sale) in Perth. Donations accepted April 22nd. The Sale will be held Thurs. April 24 between 9am-3pm and Fri. April 25 from 9am-Noon at St. Paul’s United Church Perth. Info: call 613-267-2973. Lots of great deals.


April 26-Carleton Place Environmental Advisory Committee 5th Annual Recycling Day is Sat. April 26 from 9am. to 1pm. on Rona’s parking lot in Carleton Place. Twenty-Twelve Electronics Recycling (TTER) will be there again to pick up electronics, appliances and small machinery while Rona will once again pick up paints, batteries and compact fluorescent bulbs.


April 26-Award winning singer/songwriter/author Dan Hill ‘Sometimes When We Touch’ in Concert at Gallipeau Theatre, Smiths Falls at 7pm., Sat., April 26. Tickets at, 1-888-655-090 or 613-205-1493.


April 26-Prescott Lawn Bowling Club FUNdraiser at Boomer’s Sports Bar, 186 King W. Prescott. Attracting new members and raising funds to improve the greens/property


April 26-Pitch In Group Effort Day Sat. April 26 from 9-11:30am Sat. Pick up litter along Ferrara and Ferguson Drives in Smiths Falls. Wear gloves, REAL will bring the bags. Contact Bonita 613-283-1174 or 613-283-7999 or see www.REALaction.


April 26- DIAMONDS & DENIM LADIES NIGHT Ladies – get out the bling, pull on your favourite jeans and come on out to Spencerville.  Enjoy dinner, live and silent auctions, fashion shows, a merchant market and music played by a live DJ.   Advance tickets at $20 each are available at Joe Computer and Home Hardware in Spencerville, The Family Dollar Store and Ultramar in Prescott, as well as Graham’s Bakery and O’Farrell Financial Services in Kemptville, until 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22.  Photo ID is required.  All proceeds are going to the Spencerville Agricultural Society’s Emergency Generator Fund.  More information at .


April 26- Roast Beef Buffet Dinner at the Alymer United Church, 164 Rue Principale, Alymer. Two sittings: 5:00pm and 6:30pm. Adults $12.50, children 12 and under $5.00. Take out also available. Reserve your tickets for pick up at the door by emailing


April 26-  Baseball Day Ottawa. Come celebrate the great game of baseball at Ottawa Stadium on Saturday April 26 starting at 12:15. This event is FREE but donations are being collected at the door in support of the Fergie Jenknis Foundation and The Miracle League of Ottawa. Mayor Jim Watson will be at Ottawa Stadium to proclaim Baseball Day in Ottawa and officially open the spring baseball season. You can also meet Fergie Jenkins – Canada’s only baseball Hall of Fame player. For interviews or additional information please contact:  Andrew Beattie: 613-857-2353 orDavid Gourlay: 613-883-7416


April 26 – Capital City Chorus Concert at Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Avenue starting at 7:00pm. Tickets at the door or call 613-225-3627. Adult tickets are $20.00 and children under 12 are $10.00. Proceeds to projects in Pakistan, Sierra Leone and the Philippines. For more information visit
April 26-38th Annual Festival of the Maples in Downtown Perth is Sat. April 26.This annual event, hosted by the Perth & District Chamber of Commerce, is held on the streets of Downtown Heritage Perth featuring maple producers from Lanark County and their tasty wares, and including lots of musical entertainment, food and commercial vendors, Safety Square and the Children’s Area in the Tay Basin. Check:


April 27-The 4th Annual Hair Donation Ottawa takes place on Sun., April 27 at Algonquin College from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Organizers of the event are looking for hair donators and volunteer hair stylists to cut donators hair for wigs for Angel Hair for Kids, and also raising funds in support of cancer research at CHEO and the Ottawa Hospital Foundation. Info Tel: 613 831-6747,  or


April 27- 4th Annual “Portage Over Poverty” Scavenger Hunt run by the 2nd Kanata Rangers takes place Sun., April 27. This fundraising event benefits Girl Guides and their families throughout Canada that are in need and raising money for the creation of a new Girl Guides Scholarship! Teams who have collected pledges in advance will participate in a scavenger hunt around the Downtown Ottawa while portaging a mock canoe over their heads.Visit and follow at @POP_Ottawa on twitter for more information


April 27- Lanark Highlands Youth Centre and the Siloki Centre presents: Blast Into Spring Fun Fair! If you like lazer tag, rock climbing, bouncy castles, and carnival games than this event is for you! The Fair takes place on Sunday April 27th at the Lanark and District Community Centre (arena), 67 Princess Street, Lanark  from 11am-6pm. You can play all day for $20.00! Tickets are available at the Lanark Highlands Youth Centre or at If you have any questions feel free to contact the Youth Centre at 613-259-2012 or


April 30-The Perth Family of Schools is presenting a series of free Mental Health Awareness workshops at The Stewart School in Perth. Each presentation will start at 6pm. with a light luncheon at 5:30pm. Child care is available with prior notice.These presentations are brought to you through The Upper Canada District School Board’s Parents Reaching Out Grant. Wednesday, April 30th, Meet Calvin-Calvin Neufeld and his mother will present about mental illness, depression, self-harm. Calvin’s journey to self-acceptance has an emphasis on suicide prevention, truth, love, happiness and making quality of life a priority.


May 2- Russell Agricultural Society’s Ladies’ Night is teaming up with ALS Canada Friday May 2nd at the Russell Arena, theme “Disco Flower Power”. Tickets are $50 in advance (reserved seating) online at or 613-445-4161. All tickets purchased before April 4, will be eligible to win an awesome prize. For details, on Facebook – see Russell Ladies Night.


May 2 to 3-North Grenville Concert Choir Presents John Rutter’s Requiem Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 featuring North Grenville Concert Choir and members of Divertimento Orchestra. Taking place May 2 and 3 at 8:00 pm at the St. James Anglican Church in Kemptville. Tickets are available at Brewed Awakenings in Kemptville or call 613-258-9978.


May 3 – OTTAWA OSTOMY EXPO AND INFORMATION DAY – The Ottawa Ostomy Support Group (OOSG) is holding an Ostomy Expo and Information Day 3rd May 2014 at the Jim Robillard Union Centre, 1505 Carling Avenue, Ottawa, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, featuring a free ostomy clinic, guest speakers, manufacturers and local suppliers. Refreshments served. For More Info: Ian MacNeil at 613 558 2653 or CLICK HERE


May 3-Smiths Falls Home and Living Show is the first weekend in May at the Memorial Community Centre. Exhibitor inquiries welcome now – please contact Dawn Quinn 613.284.2664; email:


May 3- Ashton United Church Ham and Turkey Supper from 4:00pm -8:00pm at the Ashton United Church. $15.00 for adults all you can eat. Children under 5 eat free. For more information contact Bev Simpson 613-257-7704 or Gary Simpson 613-913-2725


May 3- Community Open House and BBQ hosted by Cheer Sport Sharks Ottawa on Saturday, May 3rd between 11 am and 2 pm.  They are located at 119 Iber Road in Stittsville.  The Sharks have recently come home from the Cheer Evolution Canadian Nationals that took place in Niagara Falls and have brought home 4 National Champion titles!  All 11 teams will be showcasing their Nationals routines throughout the open house.  A great opportunity to see cheer leading at it’s best!


May 3- Shopping Extravaganza in Lyn at the Christ United Church, 12 Perth St. Lyn, from 10:00am to 1:00pm.  Wide selection of vendors retailing jewellery, handbags, home decor, cooking spices, tea, bake ware, baking, and various crafts. Gifts galore for yourself or for that special someone. Also homemade soup and sandwich lunch as well as dessert with tea or coffee from 11:30am to 1:00pm for $6.00. Door Prizes as well!


May 3- May 4 – MERRICKVILLE ANNUAL COMMUNITY-WIDE GARAGE SALE: Doors start opening at 8:00 am – or earlier – and close at 5:00 pm. Shop at dozens and dozens of garage sales all within walking distance. Check out the bargain-filled sidewalk sales being held outside Merrickville’s shops. Support local non-profit groups by checking out their booths. For details, phone 613-269-2229 or visit


May 4- Spring Fling charity fundraiser by the Navan Animal Rescue Corp. (NARC) takes place on May 4th from 1-4pm at the Navan Memorial Centre and Arena, 1295 Colonial Road in Navan. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, contests, and local vendors. NARC relies solely on donations and adoption fees.  They are hoping this event will be successful so that they can continue to rescue wonderful dogs from puppy mills, pounds, and other shelters and help them find a loving home. To make an donation or for more information on this event visit


May 4-Julie Poulin Stroke Survivor Fundraiser takes place May 4 from 1:00pm to 7:00pm at Dooly’s, 2277 Gladwin Crescent. Your invited to join in support of the Julie Poulin Stroke Survivor Fund! Enjoy complementary billiards from Dooly’s Ottawa on reserved tables. There will be raffles, a 50/50 contest, door prizes, and silent auction prizes to be won! Fundraising bids can be accepted by cash, cheque, or email money transfer. Please RSVP to and visit their Facebook page at or their webpage at  for more information.


May 5- Eighth Annual For A Taste Of The County hosted by The Lanark County  Therapeutic Riding Program on May 5th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. A Food, Wine and Beer Tasting Gala and Silent Auction at the Almonte Civitan Club which features the culinary delights of Lanark Counties finest food & beverage providers.Tickets are $10 each, and all proceeds go to the Therapeutic Riding program – a local charity providing riding lessons to the disabled for over 28 years. Tickets are available in Carleton Place at Read’s Book Store, or Mill St. Books in Almonte. For further details visit


May 10-St. Timothy’s Presbyterian Church Sidewalk Sale at 240 Alta Vista Dr in Ottawa from 8:30am – 12:00pm. Used spring and summer clothing at great bargain prices and a table of delicious home baking. Also, dishes, books, toys, and flea market articles and furniture. Come early for the best selection!


May 10- Annual Canoe Poker Run hosted by the Spencerville Mill. Registration at 9:00am, start at 10:00am at the Nation River bridge on Cty Rd 18. Participants will navigate the Nation River to the Spencerville Mill where prizes will be awarded at 1pm. Bring your own canoe/kayak or reserve one by calling Lynn at 613-925-3408 or Frank at 613-658-5803. Limited number available. Adults $20.00, children $5.00. For more information visit


May 10- The Goode Run is a 2K family walk or run, 5k run or 10k run in support of the Osgoode Youth Association (O-YA). To register or for more information visit


May 10 – Walk To Defeat Depression at the Vincent Massey Park from 9:00am-1:00pm. The walk starts at 10:00am. “Fighting Stigma” – demonstration and testimonials by the Society of Creative Anachronism fighters. Stay for refreshments and socialization. Register online at


May 11- Osgoode Firefighters Mother’s Day Breakfast at the Osgoode Fire Hall, 3110 Nixon Drive in Osgoode from 8:00am until 12:00pm. There will be a buffet of eggs, bacon, pancakes, and sausages. Tickets are $10.00 each. All proceeds will be going to Osgoode Firefighter’s Association and The CHEO Foundation. For more information and tickets please contact David Gutierrez at 613-291-9687 or at


May 29- South Grenville District High School Relay For Life in Prescott, Ontario on May 29th from 12:00pm – 12:00am. Help South Grenville students rock cancer out of here! Create a team, Join a team, be a volunteer, make a donation. For more information, visit  or contact Marla Campeau by phone 613-925-2855 or by email


May 31-1st Annual Prysmian Group Community Wellness Day. The event is a celebration of wellness in our community (Leeds & Grenville) and will have a race/run walk event, a kid’s race, a barbecue lunch, music, games, awards and draws. Everyone is invited to attend. Wrist bracelets will be for sale in the coming weeks and all proceeds will go to Prysmian’s three key charities: Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Leeds Grenville, Leeds Grenville Mental Health Vocational Programs and FoodForAll. The event will be held on the Prysmian Group grounds at 137 Commerce Drive in Johnstown, Ontario. $10.00 bracelets will include admission to the race/walk, lunch and access to the grounds and vendors. Wellness vendors, local businesses or charity groups can set up a table at the event by registering with Nikki Amlin at 613 925 6071 or via email at A single ticket purchase will be required per vendor.


June 1- Fish Fry at the Renfrew Armouries, 115 Coumbes. Doors open at 1:00pm, dinner from 3:30-7:00pm. Entertainment by the Countrymen at 2:00pm. Tickets for children (7-11) $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Tickets for adults are $13.00 in advance and $15.00 at the door. Children 6 and under are FREE. For more information call 613-432-5331 or email


June 6 -The Mississippi Mills Relay For Life committee would love to hear from you!!  Get your friends and family together and enter a team, or become a part of an existing one. Is volunteering for a good cause your thing? Looking for somewhere meaningful to promote your business? If you would like to participate in this years event on June the 6th at Gemmill Park in Almonte, please contact: Allison or Yvonne 613-256-0421 613-256-5975 OR sign up on our website


June 14-Carleton Place & District Horticultural Society Flower show and English tea. June 14th at Memorial Church hall 37 Franklin St. Carleton Place 1.30pm. to 4pm. Master gardeners questions and answers 2pm. to 3pm. No charge. Tea 1.30pm. to 4pm. $7.50 per person. Info. 613-257-4101.


June 14- 1st Annual Canoe and Kayak Poker Run. Come out for a fun filled day on the beautiful St. Lawerence River. This area is the cradle of Upper Canada and is filled with many Historical sites. This is event is for non-motorized water craft only! The launch site is Kelly’s Beach, Prescott. Registration starts at 9:00am and launch time is at 10:00am. The fee of $20.00 includes prizes, BBQ, shuttle service if required, and a great day on the water. Registration is open as of May 1st. Register with the following contacts: South Grenville Chamber at Larry Dishaw, Chamber President Elect at Hugh Cameron, Programing & Planning Committee Co-Chair at


June 21- Muscular Dystrophy Walk in Prescott at the Harbour Pavillion. Everyone is welcome. There will be activities for the kids and the whole family can enjoy a BBQ lunch with cake and other snacks. Registration at 10:00am. Walk, wheel, and roll at 11:00am. BBQ from 11:30 to 1:00pm.


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


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


Now- 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.


URGENT – Demand is up…supplies are down-the Salvation Army Emergency Food Cupboard is almost bare! PLEASE drop off your non-perishable food donations at the church, 251 Brockville Street Smiths Falls.