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




 April 1-Kemptville Youth Centre annual “Jail and Bail” is Wed., April 1 and they are looking for jailbirds like you. Volunteer someone from your congregation, organization, work or home into jail this year.Each jailbird gets pledge sheets and can have an online fundraising page if they wish. Info contact Robin Heald, Executive Director, KYC, (613) 258-5212 e-mail or visit


April 4-Winchester Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt in Winchester on Sat., April 4. Pancakes with real maple syrup with local sausages.


 April 4-4th Annual Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park is on Sat., April 4th, at 11am., Children ages 8 years old and under, accompanied by an adult, are invited to bring their Easter basket and join in the fun. Over 2,000 colored eggs will be hidden in special areas of Stewart Park. Children will visit the Easter Bunny (and his helpers) near the Band Shell to exchange their eggs for a special Easter Treat, sponsored by Perth Tourism. Activities include; children’s music, Easter balloon creations by Korny Klowns and an opportunity to see local Perth Fire Fighters and their fire trucks!


April 4 – Ambush Spring Dance! Ambush will be playing at the Cobden Agricultural Hall, 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden on Saturday, April 4/15.  Doors open at 8:30pm, band starts playing at 9:00pm.  Cost is $15.00 per person, no advance tickets are being sold.  Restricted dance, must be 19 years old & have photo id.  Sponsored by the Cobden Agricultural Society.  For more info call 613-646-2481.


April 4 to 5 – Thompsontown Maple Products is excited to be participating in the first annual Maple Weekend on Sat April 4 & Sun Apr 5 from 9am to 4pm. The Thompson families invite you to “discover the sweetness” at our 6,000 tap maple sugar bush on the west shore of Clayton Lake.  Nestled in the natural beauty of Lanark County, our family owned maple sugar bush offers you a chance to purchase a variety of farm fresh maple products.  Sit by our campfire and watch the old kettle boil as you enjoy freshly made maple taffy, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride or hike along our self-guided trails.  Enjoy free samples and sugar camp tours.  A family farm since 1843. SATURDAY ONLY:  Pancake breakfast in support of Relay for Life (9am to 1pm), live local music (12-2pm), bake sale fundraiser. Located at 780 Black Rock Lane, Clayton. For more information call 613-256-1826 or visit


April 4 and 5 -The Lanark and District Maple Syrup Producers Association will be hosting the first Annual Maple Weekend on Sat., April 4 and Sun.,  5, from 10am to 4pm. Each sugar camp will have different activities and offerings from pancake breakfasts, sugar bush trails, sugar making demonstrations, taffy on snow, horse-drawn sleigh rides, and much more. Check out for a list of producers near you and then follow the Maple Weekend signs throughout the area.


April 10 to 12-The 2015 Carleton Place Spring Home and Fashion Show is on April 10th, 11th and 12th at the Carleton Place Arena! Over 100 vendors, live entertainment, demonstrations, giveaways and much more! Fri., 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Admission $5 at the door. For further information, please call: 613.253.5046 (Bob White) or 613.257.1704 (Jessica Smith) or


April 11-Beth Donovan Hospice 3rd Annual Chillin’ & Grillin’ Fest  from 6pm to 9pm at the North Grenville High School Cafeteria,Kemptville.  Sample and vote on your favourite Chili & Ribs from local restaurants.  Tickets are $25 Adults, $50 for family of four. Children under 12 are $5. Tickets on sale at Beth Donovan Hospice, 25 Hilltop Crescent, Kemptville. Info contact at 613-258-9611 ext 0 or by email at Tickets are limited and always sell out.


April 11 – Mom to Mom Sale and Bake Sale at the St. Paul’s United Church in Perth, corner of D’Arcy and Gore Street from 8am to noon.


April 11-Alzheimer Society of Lanark County “Murder Mystery Dinner, Show and Dance” Sat., April 11at the Perth Civitan featuring Big Time Productions! Auction at 5pm. Show at 5:30. Dinner at 6. Tickets $50/person. $480/Table of 10. Call 613-264-0307


April 11 – TD Canada Trust Grand Opening at 5917 Perth Street. The ribbon cutting will be at 1:00pm. There will be a large donation made to the Richmond Village association on behalf of “TD Friends of the Environment”, all proceeds will stay in the community. Lots to do for the whole family!


April 12-The 5th Annual “The Purse Event” Sun., April 12th, 1pm-4pm at Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute, Percy St,. Registration starts at 12 noon. A free gift bag to the first 25 guests. Live and Silent Auctions and Bargain Tables full of great deals. Purses needed, to donate call Tammy’s nails at 613-283-4277 or Facebook “the purse event”


April 12-Welcome Spring Supper sponsored by Ideal Chapter #61 Order of Eastern Star Sun., April 12th, Supper served 4:30 – 6:30pm. at the Masonic Hall 46 Russell St. W., Smiths Falls. Menu includes: cold ham, turkey, assorted salads and dessert, coffee and tea. Tickets available at the door. For information call 283-6987. Everyone Welcome. Take-out is available. For Delivery call 613 – 283 – 4230 after 3pm.. on the day of the supper.


April 14- Expert Natalia McPhedran presents Raising Resilient Children in a Digital Age. Place: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa. Date & Time: Tuesday, April 14, 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. To reserve a spot or for more information, email Kendra at


April 17-Maple Grove School parent council is holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser from 5pm to 7 pm, at the Lanark Civitan Hall. Cost $4/person, $20/family. Funds raised will support literacy initiatives at Maple Grove School.


April 18-Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute 1st. Annual Spring Craft fair in support of the Music Department, takes place on Sat., April 18 from 10:00am until 4:00pm.  Over 40 unique vendors on site.


April 18-Trivia Night at the Lombardy Agricultural Hall on Sat. Apr.18 Register at 6:30pm, games begin at 7. Put a team together (minimum 6/maximum 10). $10/person, prizes and 50/50. For more information call,  Melanie 613-913-2099


April 18 to May 2-Pitch In Smiths Falls takes place April 18 to May 2. Keep Smiths Falls green by volunteering to clean up a site. Bags free at REAL Deal store starting Apr 9. Prizes for most unusual/amusing finds. Call Cathryn at 613-293-9819 or see


April 23 to 26 – The Fourth Annual Ottawa Grassroots Festival on three floors the Royal Canadian Legion, Montgomery Branch, 330 Kent Street, K2P 2A6, in downtown Ottawa. The Ottawa Grassroots Festival is a family-friendly gathering of folk music, dance and spoken word. Grassroots is a unique experience, accessible and indoors with FREE daytime activities designed to appeal to all ages, featuring workshops, sing-along, special kids’ activities, an instrument petting zoo, jam sessions, a Festival Choir, folk dancing, instrument building and much more. Evening performances will be ticketed. Follow the latest line-up and performer news on the OGF website, Facebook and Twitter.” It’s called Grassroots because it is! This not-for-profit organization is run entirely by volunteers. For more information please visit and follow us on Facebook


April 25 – Pansy Bowl Pick Up - The National Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation is holding a fundraiser, Pansies for Pancreatic Cancer. Our campaign takes place each spring to honour loved ones and increase awareness of pancreatic cancer as it raises funds to support ground-breaking research across Canada. Orders for 10″ Pansy bowls can be made online at or by calling 1-88-726-2269. Order deadline is March 27, 2015. Pansy Bowls will be available for pickup at three locations in Ottawa on Saturday April 25, 2015 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. East: Maplesoft Centre, Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, 1500 Alta Vista Dr., Ottawa K1G 3Y9. Central: Pancreatic Cancer Canada Foundation, 30 Concourse Gate, Unit 27, Ottawa K2E 7V7. West: Carp Agricultural Hall, 3790 Carp Rd., Carp K0A 1A0


 April 25- 39th Annual Festival of the Maples. One of Perth’s oldest and best-loved events will make a sweet return to the streets of the town when the 39th Annual Festival of the Maples kicks off April 25. The festival is one of Perth’s premier annual events and features a large number of vendors, plenty of family entertainment, demonstrations, antique cars and, of course, maple syrup.


April 25-39th Annual Festival of the Maples. One of Perth’s oldest and best-loved events will make a sweet return to the streets of the town when the Annual Festival of the Maples kicks off April 25. The festival is one of Perth’s premier annual events and features a large number of vendors, plenty of family entertainment, demonstrations, antique cars and, of course, maple syrup.


April 25-Smiths Falls Pipe Band Presents ‘The Sounds of Scotland‘ at the Smiths Falls Civitan Club on Hwy.15 Sat. April 25. Afternoon workshops for Bagpipes (with Ross Brown) and Drums (with Tom McKenzie) from 1 to 4 p.m. Evening entertainment from 7:30 p.m (doors open at 6 p.m.) Entertainers include Smiths Falls Gordon Pipe Band, Highland Dancers, Scottish Fiddlers & Folk Group. Scottish pulled pork on a bun included in the ticket price. Silent auction & food bank donations accepted. $15 for entertainment & light lunch. Phone 613-612-0025.


April 24 – Spring Vendor and Craft show at the Carleton Place Arena, upper hall. Donations to the Carleton Place food bank will be accepted.


May 2 – A Knight in the Maritimes, presented by McEwan Homes takes place on Saturday, May 2 in Arnprior. Featuring a steak or lobster dinner with all funds to Partners in Caring, the charitable arm of Arnprior Regional Health. For more information (613) 623-7962 x293.  Emcee is Catherine Lathem.


May 2 – The Bowes Brothers and Special Guests Dance/ Concert starting at 8pm is being held at the Carleton Place Curling Club (120 Patterson Crescent, Carleton Place). Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door and can be purchased at the Carleton Place Curling Club, SRC Music in Carleton Place, Marks Cobbler in Perth and online at . There is a Chance to win a Weekend Wine Tour Get away. visit for more information or calling the Carleton Place Curling Club 613- 257-1944.


May 9 – A J Benoit and the Memory Makers in concert at Athens United Church, 17 Church Street, Athens on Saturday May 9th at 7pm. Hear the songs of the Rat Pack Era made famous by Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Patti Page, and Doris Day. Tickets $20 Children 12 and under free.  Available at the door. For info call 613 924 9263.  Proceeds towards the work of the church.


May 12- Renowned Dr. Steven Hughes presents “Building Better Brains: How School and Home Life Can Build Higher-Order Cognitive Ability in Children (but generally don’t!)” Steven J. Hughes, PhD, ABPdN is a pediatric neuropsychologist and director of The Center for Research on Developmental Education, based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He speaks about education and brain development at conferences, universities, schools, and training centers all over the world. Place: OMS Montessori, 335 Lindsay Street, Ottawa. Date & Time: Tuesday, May 12, 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door. To reserve a spot or for more information, email Kendra at


May 21-Jays vs Cancer is a not-for-profit organization formed in early 2014 by musicians Jason Coyle and Jason Connolly with 1 goal in mind – to help find a cure for cancer. Join the fundraising event on May 21 at La Scene Des Gallarie D’Aylmer- Doors open at 5:30, 30$ tickets, 4 bands! Click here for more information.


June 12th – Ambush at Stonefields. Doors open at 8pm and Ambush plays from 9pm until 1am at Stonefields, 1985 9th Line Beckwith, in Carleton Place.  Tickets are on sale now – $15pp in advance and $20pp at the door. Tickets can be purchased by calling 613-253-3313 or emailing Get your tickets early before they sell out! We look forward to getting Ambushed with you at Stonefields on June 12th, 2015! For more information please visit


June 21 –  Father’s Day BBQ at Stonefields. Bring your dad, spouse or any special man in your life out to Stonefields for a delicious BBQ to celebrate Father’s Day on June 21st, catered by The Mixing Bowl and in support of the Lanark County Food Bank. Doors open at 4:30pm with dinner beginning at 5pm, and entertainment until 9pm. The evening will be filled with great food, live music, and a fun excuse to come out to the farm with your family! Tickets are on sale now and must be purchased in advance: $45 + HST for adults, $22.50 + HST for children 7-12, and free for children 6 and under. To RSVP and purchase your tickets email us at or call 613-253-3313. Please join us in our efforts to support the Lanark County Food Bank by bringing a non-perishable item or cash donation to help local families in need. For additional information please see our facebook event:


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.


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.