Welcome to the 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 feel free to contact Liz Pearson at email@example.com.
Sat. April 30th – The Merrickville Heritage Classic Run/Walk– 2K, 5K and 10K runs scheduled for April 30. Register now: http://www.run-merrickville.ca/ Early bird registration closes Feburary 29th. Final registration deadline April 23rd.
Sat. May 14th – The WDMH Gala – At the Winchester Community Centre. Tickets are $130 each and are available at the Foundation office. For more info call 613-774-2422 ext. 6162.
Thurs. June 2nd – South Grenville District High School – Relay for Life- Give Cancer the Boot, 12:00PM-12:00AM Relay for Life is a community fundraising event where Canadians across the country join together in the fight against cancer. This is a 12 hour event that is held to raise money and awareness for cancer. Register a team of people today and raise money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Register at: http://convio.cancer.ca/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLY_ON_?fr_id=21686&pg=entry
TFN – Victim Services – Lanark County is pleased to offer a unique volunteer experience helping victims of crime in Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls. Specialized training both in person and on line is provided. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a valid G2 Drivers License and the ability to provide compassionate and practical assistance to victims of crime, 24/7/365. Applications and information are available at WWW.learn2help.ca
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Case at ELLclassSF@gmail.com
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 www.REALaction.ca
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 Automotive.com 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 www.bigbrotherbigsisterslanark.ca.
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 Automotive.com or call 613-253-0569
On Going – Canal Pursuit for Mental Health: Waterloo man to run 750 km for Mood Disorders Society of Canada to promote awareness – Mood Disorders Society of Canada (MDSC) today extends an invitation to Canadians to get behind the Canal Pursuit for Mental Health Campaign through donations and sponsorship as Clay Williams runs from Port Severn to Kingston and all the way to Ottawa. The purpose of the run is to raise awareness of depression, end the stigma of mental illness, and to encourage people to reach out for help.This is the second time that Clay will run this route, he plans to start the run on September 11th, and complete it in 13 days, running 60 km per day, and finishing on September 23rd, 2016. More information about the Canal Pursuit for Mental Health can be found on the Canal Pursuit Facebook page www.facebook.com/canalpursuit and on Twitter @canalpursuit. Daily communications during the run and GPS tracking are also part of this campaign.
Donations are greatly appreciated. There are two ways people can provide funds:
1) Online through the Defeat Depression website at http://mdsc.akaraisin.com/CanalPursuit
2) Mail a cheque payable to “Mood Disorders Society of Canada” to: 3-304 Stone Road West, Suite 736, Guelph, ON, N1G 4W4. Be sure to note: Canal Pursuit in the memo section of the cheque.
On Going – Canadian Guide Dogs – A guide dog gives back independence and freedom to someone who can’t see. But, first it must learn how to be a good puppy in the house and the community. You can help! Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind is seeking foster homes for their puppies in training, to teach basic obedience and socialization before entering into a formal guide dog training program. You need to be home most of the day or have permission to take the dog to work, have an active lifestyle and make a one-year commitment. Food and veterinary expenses are provided. Homes for puppies are needed now in the National Capital Area. For more information on this very unique volunteer opportunity, phone (613) 692-7777 or visit www.guidedogs.ca.
On Going- A free Skate and Helmet Lending Library is available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville, during all public skating hours. Equipment will be signed out and signed back in at the arena by a Municipal staff member. Valid photo identification will be required to borrow equipment. Skate aids for those who are still learning to stand on two skates also available. The goal of the Lending Library is to increase physical activity for all ages, with the availability of helmets in all sizes, to reinforce the importance of safety and preventing head injuries while on the ice.
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 www.worldhope.ca.
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 – Eye See – Eye Learn – is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems. A campaign is now underway to provide eye exams and complimentary glasses to Junior Kindergarten children in Eastern Ontario, which includes Lanark Leeds-Grenville and Ottawa. Additional information on the program is available online, through www.eyeseeeyelearn.ca.
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 www.soles4soulscanada.com.
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: www.Basketeers.ca or Email: email@example.com’
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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. www.facebook.com/lostpetnetwork