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


October 25 – Halloween Dance at Pierce’s Corners Hall. Music by Ron Donnoly and The Marlboreens. Dancing 8:00pm until 12:30pm. Costume judging at 9:15pm. Light lunch served at midnight. Tickets are $12.


October 25 – Fall Dance in support of the Snowsuit Fund, sponsored by the Knights of Columbus in Bell Corners. It will be held at St. Martin de Porres Church Hall at 3891 Richmond Road from 8:00 until 12:00pm. Music provided by Ricochet Riders. The tickets are $15 each and includes a light lunch with a cash bar. For tickets, contact Lorne at 613-592-9433 or Ron at 613-828-0421 or John at 613-258-9936.


October 25 – Cooks and Books at the St. Mary Madgalene Anglican Church, 537 route 105 (across from Freshmart) in Chelsea, Quebec from 9:00am until 2:00pm. Enjoy yummy food and a warm welcome! There will be waffles with whipped cream and maple syrup, chili (mean or veggie, spicy or mild), delicious home baking, unique local produce, fair-trade coffee, and a great selection of used books, including recent titles and vintage/rare books. Win door prizes! Free admission. Wheelchair accessible venue. For more information visit, or


October 25 – Fall Turkey Supper at Aylmer United Church, 164 rue Principale in Aylmer. Sitting at 5:00pm and 6:30pm. A hot and cold buffet complete with delicious homemade pies for dessert. Only $12.50 for adults and $5 for children under 5. Come with your family and visit with neighbours from the community. You will be helping to maintain the Heritage Church building. Call 819-684-7993 to order tickets for pick up at the door.


October 25 –  T.H.A.T Craft fair, fall edition, takes place from 10:00am until 3:00pm at Parkdale United Church at the corner of Parkdale and Gladstone. The first 50 people to show up will get handmade swag bags with some awesomeness inside! The event is host to 40 local vendors showcasing their handmade products. The event is also accepting donations for two local non-profits: Tale Wagging Theatre and New Beginnings Pet Rescue.


October 25 to 26 – First Aid & CPR Course hosted by Saint John Ambulance. A one or two day First Aid and CPR course at the South Mountain Fire Hall!  Saturday, October 25th, and Sunday, October 26th, 2014. Ages 13 and up welcome! Price varies depending on what course you register for, but prices range from $90.00 – $160.00. Courses include Emergency Level, Standard Level and Health Care Provider Level First Aid with CPR for Adults, Children and Infants! Certifications are valid for 3 years. Instructor Lisa Paul has 8 years experience as an Emergency Medical Service provider! Call 613-342-2974 to register for South Mountain courses today! Only 18 spaces available!


October 26 – Fall Harvest Dinner sponsored by the Ladies Auxilary to the Royal Canadian Legion #192. Serving from 5:00pm until 7:00pm. Advance tickets are $12/person. Tickets at the door are $15/person. Children under 10 are half price. Menu includes: roast beef, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, rolls and butter. Tea or coffee and dessert. Tickets available at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George Street, Carleton Place. Call 613-257-1727 for more information.


October 28 – Wabano’s Cultural Gathering Space will be transformed into a vision of bounty for the annual Harvest Moon Dinner. The event will highlight our beautiful new pillars and the 13 Grandmother moon teachings. There are only 130 tickets for the event and this is a wonderful chance for guests to experience the centre, to taste Chef Para’s incredible aboriginal inspired cuisine, to take in traditional teachings, and more! Tickets are #200 each or $2,000 for a table of ten, with tax receipts available. For more information or to reserve your tickets, contact Breckyn Fowler at or 613-748-0657 ext.233. Or check out the website at


October 29 – Fall Fashion Show courtesy of The Real Wool Shop and Impressions. Advance tickets $8/person. At the door $15/person. Includes delicious homemade desserts, coffee, tea. Tickets available at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 192, 177 George Street Carleton Place. 613-257-1727


 November 1 to 2 -  The Branch Artisan’s Annual Christmas Show & Sale, 9:30am until 4:00pm at Kemptville College (across from the Hospital). All handcrafted items, shop early to find that perfect gift! Free Admission
Contact: Sharon 613-258-4382


November 6 – Annual Bazaar, bake sale, and chili luncheon hosted by the Fairview Manor Recreation staff. The Bazaar will run from 9:00am until 1:00pm and the lunch from 11:00am until 1:00pm at a cost of $6.00. Contact Sheila Lefebvre at 613-256-3113 x2908


November 8 – Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind will host its 5th annual Christmas Bazaar & Bake Sale on Saturday, November 8, 2014 from 9am to 1pm.Stop by to purchase some homemade baked treats and other unique items.  Indulge on the day or stock up on baked goods to serve guests over the holidays. Other items include Christmas Cards, TY Beanie Babies, doggy bone Christmas wreaths, 2015 dog calendars, 2015 Entertainment Books, and exclusive Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind apparel. 100% of the sales proceeds support Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is located at 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick (between Barrhaven and Manotick, off Prince of Wales Drive). For further information about the Bazaar & Bake Sale, or to donate items, please contact (613) 692-7777 or email  Please note there will be no dogs at the event.


November 8 & 9th – Your first shopping destination should be the 26th annual Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show where a juried selection of over 25 artisans, crafters and bakers will be presenting their work in a relaxed and festive atmosphere at the Almonte Community Centre/arena Upper Hall at 182 Bridge Street. For more details on this event please visit & www.facebook/Christmas-in-the-Valley-Artisan-Show and please give us a share.


November 8 to 9 – Wood Carving and Pyrography Show, Poetry on Wood, hosted by Outaouais Wood Carvers Club. This will be the 27th Annual show. There will be about 200 works on display, carving demonstrations, and a whittling contest on Sunday. See for more details.


November 15 – Jingle Bells Bazaar and Lunch at St. James Anglican Church ( corner of Dummond and Harvey) in Perth from 10:00am until 2:00pm. One Stop Christmas Shopping:  sewing, knitting, crafts,baking, preserves, books, jewelry, gift baskets, touch &take, Grannie’s Attic, silent auction, kid’s activity corner,and much more. Lunch in the Tea Room from 11:00am until 12:30pm. Come and join us and bring a friend/neighbour.


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.


December 6- John McDermott’s Christmas Show at Christian Reform Church in Williamsburg. 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.


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.