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Carleton Place hospital to get new emergency department

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 09:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

The province is helping build a 9,000 square foot addition to the emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, which will reduce wait times and improve care for patients and families in eastern Ontario.

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, made the announcement at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital on Oct. 28. “The new emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital will ensure that more patients are able to receive emergency health care services where they need them, when they need them,” Hoskins said. “This project will result in expanded services that will provide better access for the residents of Carleton Place and the surrounding communities.”

Ontario is investing up to $8.75 million to redevelop the emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. The hospital will contribute the remaining $1.24 million, for a total cost estimated at $9.99 million for the new emergency department. Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital received $181,000 of Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding in 2015-16.

The new addition will improve access to emergency care services, accommodate higher-level diagnostic and therapeutic needs and help reduce wait times for residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities so they can continue to experience high quality care.

Specifically, the new and larger emergency department will:

  • accommodate peak and low volumes by using efficient fast-track zones;
  • develop a triage area to improve patient privacy, the flow of patients through the unit, and access to care;
  • enhance infection control standards;
  • provide a large number of diagnostic, technological and therapeutic tasks, for example, lab tests to determine the
  • presence of infection or disease; and
  • offer a secure operating room with authorized access.

Halloween safety tips

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
posted by discsf

It is that time of year again. The children are off to school, days are getting shorter and there is that crispness in the air. With this also comes Halloween. This is a time to get the children dressed up in a costume and hit the streets celebrating the old tradition. With this also comes danger. Local Police are concerned about the safety of everyone and have provided some tips to help make this Halloween night safer for all involved.

Ten Halloween Safety Tips

  1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
  3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
  4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
  5. Children should avoid stray animals.
  6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
  7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
  8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
  9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
  10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighborhood.

Tips provided courtesy of the Canada Safety Council

PTSD: Signs, symptoms and support

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 02:10 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Submitted By Manuela Joannou M.D. CCFP (EM)

When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we tend to think of soldiers returning from deployments where they were actively engaged in warfare, or first responders involved in one too many critical incidents. The truth is that PTSD results from a normal reaction to abnormal events, so any of us can be vulnerable.

The events that typically lead to PTSD are those that challenge our view of the world as being a generally safe place. We may become traumatized by witnessing extreme suffering and death, and realize it could happen to us. Moral injury occurs when we feel we or someone with us did something we shouldn’t have or didn’t do something we should have, or we witnessed something that is just plain wrong and did not stop it. Often this occurs in professionals who are just following protocols and carrying out orders.

PTSD symptoms may begin soon after being involved in difficult incidents, or months or even years later. It can be the result of a single incident, or slowly develop from cumulative exposure to repeated traumas.

PTSD may be formally diagnosed by a mental health care practitioner when a person has been subjected to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation.

The symptoms of PTSD that give the diagnosis are as follows:

1) Hypervigilance and arousal, being always on guard, constantly feeling the threat of being once again in danger. This results in irritability, impulsivity, angry outbursts and insomnia.;

2) Re-experiencing and flashbacks, where images, smells and sounds or other memories of the traumatic events intrude into thought and mind, causing distressing emotions and sensations and giving rise to nightmares.;

3) Avoidance, where a person is reluctant to go places or to see people where their memories of the event could be triggered or they may have to think or talk about what happened.; and

4) The symptoms cause significant mental distress and impair the ability of the person to function at work, in social situations or other usual activities.

We know that the sooner a diagnosis is made and treatment is started, the less an individual suffers and the better the chance of full recovery. One of the biggest barriers to receiving treatment is the reluctance to come forth admitting the need for help, because of stigma regarding mental illness.

First responders suffering from PTSD almost always develop a sense of shame, feeling somehow weak and inadequate. They believe that everyone else can plainly see their weakness. This stigma can be lessened by understanding that PTSD happens to normal healthy people who happened to be involved in abnormally traumatic experiences. In other words, it’s not a problem within you, it’s what happened to you.

There is a move to dropping the ‘D’ in PTSD because it is a condition but not a disorder. The term “Operational Stress Injury” has been coined to replace PTSD in soldiers and first responders who develop the condition in the line of duty.

So what is the treatment for PTSD?

Medication is often necessary to help with sleep, especially immediately after the incident. Maintaining normal sleep patterns is crucial for healthy mental processing of traumatic events. Medication may also be necessary to treat anxiety or if prolonged symptoms lead to depression.

Therapy is usually necessary for help with processing beliefs, attitudes and thoughts surrounding the traumatic incidents.

What to do if your suffering

If you think you may be affected by PTSD, please reach out to your family doctor or local mental health agency. You may seek out the help of a psychologist or other counsellor. If you are deeply troubled by symptoms, especially if you are having suicidal thoughts, please get yourself to the nearest emergency department. Remember, all the doctors and nurses are sympathetic to the effects of trauma and will be compassionate and understanding.

Our team at Project Trauma Support (PTS) believes that true recovery from PTSD happens in a group atmosphere. Our five half-day program for military and first responders allows immersion into a cohort where everyone has had similar experiences and symptoms and there is true peer support. We use group exercises that explore and challenge paradigms, values and belief systems. In this way, emotional reactions to difficult elements in one’s life story are reprocessed and gradually there is a return to understanding that ultimately the world is a benevolent place after all. Furthermore, together with our comrades we can follow a purpose filled life to ensure that it remains so, for ourselves and others.

For more information about Project Trauma Support, please see our website,
www.projecttraumasupport.com

Medical Director
Project Trauma Support.

OPP arrest last of suspects in recent serious assault

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested the last of the wanted suspects in the ongoing investigation of a serious assault in the Township of Drummond North Elmsley.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, OPP were called to a home on Drummond Concession 10 A, where a 29-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were injured. The woman’s injuries were serious.  Both victims were taken to Hospital.

Johnathan Young, 34, surrendered himself to Lanark County OPP and is held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Lance Curry, also 34, and Stephanie Vigrass, 32, were arrested in the Ottawa area on Monday, Oct. 17. They, too, remain in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Linda Wiseman, 52,  of Smiths Falls was previously in custody but was released with conditions and will appear at a later date in the same Court.

Each of the three suspects is charged with the following:

1 count aggravated assault;
1 count possession of a weapon;
1 count break and enter a dwelling;
1 count assault causing bodily harm;
1 count forcible confinement; and
1 count of mischief under $5,000.

Young is charged with the same offences as the other parties and is further charged with one count of assault.

Canadians stay atop league standings with victory over Nepean

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 01:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Daniel Vazzoler
Courtesy of Carleton Place Canadians

The Carleton Place Canadians beat the Nepean Raiders 5-1 on Sunday, Oct.23 and maintained their position in first place of the CCHL. They face off against the Kemptville 73s tonight.

For Canadians head coach Jason Clarke, where they are in the standings isn’t as important as how they are playing.

“I don’t think for us it’s about where we are in the standings, I think it’s more about our standard of play … and our standard of play wasn’t very good the last two games,” Clarke said. “It’s just good to see us get back to the way we know we can play hockey and it was a good win for us [Sunday].”

Part of what led to back-to-back losses in their last two games was penalty troubles, and allowing power play goals off of those penalties – giving up six power play goals over those two games. Those who had the penalty problems had them addressed by Clarke as they were left out of the lineup on Sunday.

“We’ve been having a lot of discipline issues with guys taking bad penalties. [Thomas] Keane took a bad penalty (on Friday), [Shawn] Kennedy took a bad penalty, and [Troy] MacTavish took a bad penalty and if you’re going to put yourself ahead of the team then you’re not going to play, it’s as simple as that,” says Clarke. “Enough is enough. We’ve been taking a lot of undisciplined penalties over the last three or four games and it’s cost our team four points.”

Clarke added that if players continue to take bad penalties, then they will spend some time out of the lineup until the team improves their discipline.

The Raiders and Canadians played a scoreless first period with Canadians goalie Connor Hughes and Raiders goalie Marshall Frappier not being tested too much in the opening frame. Hughes faced two shots in the first period and Frappier made six saves.

Ben Sellars, playing in the spot of Keane, opened the scoring and gave Carleton Place the 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the second period. His wrist shot from the blue-line got past a sliding Raider trying to get into the shooting lane, as well as a pair of defenders in front of the net that created a screen in front of Frappier.

Carleton Place added to their lead with a goal from Ben Tupker late in the second period. Tupker got a stick on the point shot from Aiden Girduckis and the deflected shot bounced between the legs of Frappier before trickling over the goal line.

After taking a penalty late in the second period, it looked like Alex Friesen could have been a candidate to sit a game, but he responded well after the penalty with a three-point effort after spending time in the penalty box.

Friesen got his offensive output started right after stepping out of the box. He used his speed to help force a turnover just outside the Canadians zone. He then flew up the ice to get the loose puck that was poked away from Connor Merkley and continued his momentum down around the net. He came out from behind the net uncontested and put his backhand shot over the shoulder of Frappier to get a 3-0 lead before the end of the period.

Andrew Dodson added a goal early in the third period before PJ Heger scored the lone Raider goal – coming on the power play. After recent penalty killing troubles, Carleton Place held Nepean to 1-6 on the power play.

“We tried not to overthink it before the game,” said Owen Grant. “We know there’s been a couple of bad bounces and some missed coverages so we just had to bear down and have confidence in ourselves.”

Matt Lombardozzi added that the opposition’s power play entries had been troublesome for Carleton Place and led to most of the power play goals against them. He said that focusing on how Nepean dumped the puck in when they were on the power play helped the Canadians kill off their penalties.

Players like Lombardozzi and Logan Buchanan who like to play physically struggled getting into the game as players were doing a good job of avoiding getting hit.

“I definitely feed off physicality, it gives me positive vibes. But I think moving the puck quick and making crisp, tape-to-tape passes, not necessarily trying to go out there and make the big hit, that works too,” Lombardozzi said.

Connor Hill added a goal with less than six minutes to go in the game with a laser-like wrist shot after picking up the pass from Friesen.

Carleton Place is on the road for a pair of games as they travel on the road to face the Kemptville 73s tonight (Friday, Oct.28) and then the Cumberland Grads on Sunday, Oct.30 before coming home for a Bogart Cup rematch against the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Friday, Nov. 4.

Businesses encouraged to participate in fourth annual light celebration

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

With the Christmas season drawing closer, Together Smiths Falls, A Community Enhancement Association (TSF) is making plans for its fourth exciting season of Celebration of Lights in Victoria Park.

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 and continuing through Dec. 31, Victoria Park will once again come alive with illumination to capture the magic of the holiday season as families, friends and visitors are able to walk or drive through to view the many outstanding light displays throughout Victoria Park along the beautiful Rideau Canal.

Everyone is invited to the opening ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Victoria Park on Lombard St. when the lights will be turned on for the 2016 season. The ceremonies will featured music, horse drawn wagon rides, free cookies and hot chocolate – not to mention a visit from Santa.

Build a Mountain of Food will also be on site so please bring a non-perishable food item to fill the van.

Please note that there is no parking in the park that evening but organizers are working on getting a shuttle in place. Watch the Together Smiths Falls Facebook page and website for more details.

In 2015 this completely free community event featured an opening ceremony that saw more than 500 visitors to Victoria Park to view more than 40,000 lights in 32 displays, eight blow ups and several trees.

It’s estimated that 10,000—12,000 additional visitors either strolled or drove through the park to view the festive lights throughout the month long event. “We are very pleased that Celebration of Lights has been such a success. We heard over and over how much everyone enjoyed the lights in the park!” Susan Richards, vice-president for Together Smiths Falls, said. “I am looking forward to 2016 as we have new displays and more lights in the works.”

To create a truly spectacular display for visitors in 2016, Together Smiths Falls is looking for organizations interested in putting up their own displays in the park.

The opportunity to put up a free display in the park is open to anyone who wishes to participate, including individuals, families, businesses, churches, non-profit organizations and schools. “It’s a great promotional opportunity for businesses and community partners,” Tracey Pankow, president of Together Smiths Falls explained. “And best of all, there’s no cost for businesses to participate, other than the expense of their lighting displays.”

Organizations can create lighting displays following the theme of their choice and can be either handmade or purchased. Pankow said participating in the lighting displays at the park is a good way for businesses to show their Christmas spirit while taking part in a community event that has shown tremendous success after three seasons.

The Smiths Falls Celebration of Lights is organized and operated by Together Smiths Falls and is run thanks to the efforts of volunteers. Together Smiths Falls is a non-profit organization and funds raised by its events are used to run the activities or donated back to the community.

The Celebration of Lights is run in co-operation with the Town of Smiths Falls. For more information about reserving your space at Victoria Park, to make a donation or to volunteer for the event, contact Tracey Pankow at 613-285-9125 or email at info@togethersmithsfalls.com.

Adult protective services worker is honoured for outstanding contributions

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Warden Gail Code (Drummond/North Elmsley Deputy Reeve) extended congratulations on behalf of Lanark County council to Nikole Green, adult protective services worker (APSW) with the Lanark County Social Services Department (Developmental Services).

Green received the Percy Pittman Award at the Adult Protective Services Workers Association conference in Cobourg in September. The award is presented to an adult protective services worker who makes outstanding contributions in the field of case-management services to adults with developmental disabilities living independently in the community.

Green has been with the developmental support services team for seven years, during which time she has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities in her role.

“Nikole tackles any challenge head on and always has time for her clients or co-workers in a time of need,” said Julie Golding, developmental support services manager.

The Percy Pittman award was named for a former DSS client who attended the conference with a former APSW employee of Lanark County, Steve Tennant. 


Photo: Nikole Green receiving her award from colleague Steve McIntosh, the newly elected Chair of the APSAO Executive Committee.

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 02:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Almonte Lectures: Social Work

8:00pm
Colleen Lundy, What is social work? A Canadian History. Cost: free; donations accepted.
Almonte United Church
106 Elgin St., Almonte
almontelectures.net

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

Zombie Walk for Hunger

10:00am
2km walk to benefit Lanark County Food Bank, Soi Dog Foundation and Country Cat Sanctuary. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item. Registration will take place from 10–10:45am, and the walk will begin at 11am. Register early, as Alliance Coin & Banknote — the Official Bankers of the Apocalypse — will give a Zombuck coin to the first one hundred registrants. There will be a prize awarded to the person who collects the most in pledges, special prizes for the best male, female, and child zombie, and one for the best zombie family (chosen by other participants), plus several other door prizes. Cost: $10
Almonte Community Centre
182 Bridge St. Almonte
hgadbois@sympatico.ca
www.facebook.com/almontezombiewalk

Fall Tea & Bazaar

1:00pm – 3:00pm
St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Almonte is hosting its annual Fall Tea and Bazaar at the Civitan Hall in Almonte. Visit their tearoom and shop for arts and crafts, jewellery, dishes, home-baked goods, and books. Buy raffle tickets and spin the wheel for prizes.
Almonte Civitan Hall
500 Almonte St., Almonte
613-257–8660

Potluck & Talent Show

6:00pm
Bring along your tastiest main course, salad or dessert, and your own dishes and cutlery, so we can avoid the use of disposables. Dinner begins promptly at 6pm and the show begins about 7:30. Admission is free, but of course donations for the upkeep of the hall are always welcome.
Union Hall
1984 Wolf Grove Rd. at Tatlock Rd., Mississippi Mills
camponi@storm.ca
613-256-2277

Almonte in Praise!

7:30pm
Choirs from Almonte churches will perform separately, as well as singing songs together as a massed choir.
Holy Name of Mary Church
134 Bridge St., Almonte
office@holynameofmaryparish.com
613-256-1034
www.holynameofmaryparish.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Howl’oween Dog Costume Parade

3:30pm
3pm registration. Presented by Silver Poodle.
Gemmill Park Behind Community Ctr
182 Bridge St., Almonte
613-256-3495

Perth weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 02:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Scottish Country Dancing

9:30am
Friday mornings. Beginners & experienced dancers welcome.
McMartin House
125 Gore St. E., Perth

THE WADE FOSTER TRIO

7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Perth Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary are hosting THE WADE FOSTER TRIO (Wade Foster, Henry Norwood, Shawn McCullough). Special Guests: The Burnside Sisters. Advance tickets are $15 at Marks’ Cobbler Shop (98 Gore St. East), available in the Legion Lounge or from any Ladies’ Auxiliary member. Light refreshments will be served.
Perth-upon-Tay Branch 244,
Royal Canadian Legion
26 Beckwith St. East, Perth
613-267-4400

Ghost Walk

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join use on a ghost walk.
Matheson House Museum
11 Gore St E. Perth
613-267-3311

Halloween with Brea Lawrenson

9:00pm
“Her pure, powerful, country-tinged voice is full of soul. With just her and her guitar, she really played with the dynamics of the songs – increasing or decreasing her overall volume to create drama. Her repertoire featured a healthy dose of her original songs along with some tunes by Fleetwood Mac, KT Tunstall, and Cam. Overall, I would say that her solo performance had a much more ‘americana’ sound than pure country.” — Rob Riendeau, Pub Crawling, TheHumm, Oct 2015.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
613-267-4500

Home

River City Junction

8:00pm
Live Music
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

THE RIDEAU LAKES ORCHESTRA: A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

7:30pm
Alex Guerin will once again be conducting THE RIDEAU LAKES ORCHESTRA in presenting an evening of Halloween musical delights, featuring music from the darker side of Hollywood and stage. As well, Brent McLaren will be narrating a timeless classic, Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Other selections include music from: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Psycho, Lord of the Rings, and Dance of the Knights from the ballet Romeo and Juliet, and more!
The Studio Theatre

Halloween Party w/Jimmy Tri-Tone Band

8:00pm
“JTTB is James Walters (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Randelle Ashley (bass, keys, mandolin, harmony vocals). James has a fantastic, gravelfilled voice and a really engaging (and slightly menacing) intensity when he performs that is perfectly suited to songs about outlaws, lost loves, and life. Randelle’s piano accompaniments are fluid and suggest that she has spent a lot of time in front of a keyboard. Together, the duo plays a mix of alt-folkcountry originals and rearranged covers that really suit James’ rich baritone. I was really impressed with the songwriting on the originals; there was lots of inventiveness in both the music and the lyrics — like I said, these two work hard.” — Rob Riendeau, Pub Crawling, TheHumm.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
613-267-4500
goldenarrowpub.com

LYNN MILES

8:00pm
LYNN MILES does not need any introduction to the people of Perth! A long-time favourite and stellar live performer, be sure to get your tickets early for this show. Saturday, October 29th, 8pm at Full Circle Theatre. Keith Glass will join as special guest; he is like the icing on the cake! His sublime guitar work is a perfect match to Lynn’s master songwriting skills. Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With 12 albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year) and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Advance tickets $25 plus service fees, available at Shadowfax.
67 Foster St. in Perth.
613-267-6817

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

KRIS KRINGLE KRAFT FAIR

11:00am – 3:00pm
The Lioness Club of Perth is having their Annual KRIS KRINGLE KRAFT FAIR. Lunch available. $20 each to rent a table. One of a kind gifts for sale!
613-267-3587
Lions Hall
Perth Fairgrounds

Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller

7:00pm
Up-and-coming group who are bringing Scottish Gaelic musical tradition into the twenty-first century with respect, energy and a delightful stage presence. Concert tickets are: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $15 for registered workshop participants (plus $2 ticketing fee). FYI, also: workshops for interested musicians at 2–4pm, at a cost of $30/person: fiddle and pipe tune playing, in Cape Breton style (combined group), at intermediate to advanced level; and accompaniment styles, for anyone from the strong beginner to the advanced player, on keyboard, guitar or other stringed instrument (bring your own).
MERA Schoolhouse
974 9th Concession A
McDonalds Corners
meraschoolhouse@bell.net
613-278-0388
www.meraschoolhouse.org

The Paranormal Show: Wunderkammer

7:00pm
By all accounts, the show is a unique, mysterious, frightening, and funny experience featuring an assortment of supernatural experiments and a bizarre twist on sideshow feats that will leave you spellbound and mystified. Cost: $33; $28 adv.
Full Circle Theatre
26 Craig St., Perth
613-485-6434

Carleton Place weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 02:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Victim Services Lanark County Drop In

8:30am – 4:00pm
Victim Services Lanark County is a community-based program that provides immediate, confidential short-term crisis intervention services, practical assistance, information, referrals and emotional support to persons affected by crime, tragedy and disaster. Everyone is welcome. Drop in and speak to one of our staff! All services are free, voluntary and confidential.
Carambeck Community Centre
351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place
For more information visit www.victimserviceslanark.ca

Swirlicious and Friends

10:00am – 4:00pm
Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event
Carambeck Community Centre
351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

Movie Day Drop In – PA Day

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Looking for something fun to do during your child’s PA day? Drop into the library from 1-3pm for a movie afternoon. Enjoy the movie, take out some books, and have fun. No registration is required. We’ll announce the name of the movie on our library Facebook page at the beginning of the week, or call us to find out what’s playing. Perfect for all ages!
Carleton Place Public Library
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

Beckwith Community Halloween Party

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Haunted House, Graveyard & New Stations! Cookie Decorating, Craft table, Pumpkin Bowling, Trick-or-Treat, Match Game, Fishing for Prizes, Bean bag Toss, Mini Putt, and much much more! Donations accepted at the door. For more information, please contact the Beckwith recreation Department at 613.257.1539 or cmcgregor@twp.beckwith.on.ca
Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line, Coverall Building

Mudds Youth: King Lear

7:30pm
This year, the Mudds Youth are taking on one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays: King Lear, the story of a king driven mad by the betrayal of his daughters. “It’s a great tragedy,” says Mark Piper. “By the end of the play, the stage is literally filled with dead bodies. My players love it! “Joking aside,” he concedes, “Lear is usually the apotheosis of a Shakespearean actor’s career — all of the parts are fully developed characters that present significant challenges for even the most seasoned actors: the betrayed king, the sad fool, three very different daughters, the man who can only truly see after he becomes blind, and his two warring sons. And my group — all teenagers — have taken these parts, and through a lot of hard work, have made them their own. It will be a real treat for the audience to see this new perspective on Lear. I’m very proud of them.”Tickets at Hallmark Carleton Place (428 McNeely) for $10.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St. CP
Mississippimudds.ca

Halloween Dance

8:00pm – 10:30pm
Join us at Total Rhythm Dance Studio for a fun night of dancing to great music and good company. We start with a 30 minute dance lesson followed by general dancing. Coffee, Tea and cookies provided. We encourage you to dress up for this event. We will be having a best costume contest and other games.
Total Rhythm Dance Studio
55 Lansdowne Ave, Carleton Place
www.trds.ca
trds.tania.munro@gmail.com

Halloween Dance

8:30pm – 11:00pm
Enjoy adult humour at Lanark Laughs comedy night.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

Craft Fair

10:00am – 4:00pm
Come and do some early Christmas shopping. Free admission. IODE Carleton Place Chapter to serve light lunch of sandwiches, dessert and refreshments. Door prizes donated by crafters-48 tables of crafts from Eastern Ontario and local area.
Carleton Place Arena, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Love For Rachel Fundraiser

11:00am – 2:00pm
A fundraiser for Rachel who is 4 years old and is battling cancer.
Come for games, a BBQ, Pumpkin carving, Face painting, a costume contest and more.
Carleton Place Farmers’ Market
7 Beckwith St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Love For Rachel Fundraiser

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bring your kids downtown for a fun daytime trick or treat event.
Other activities include wagon rides, a haunted alley, events at he library, bean bag toss at the Beauty Parlour, spooky goo at the Granary, dog dress up photo shoot at the Natural Pet Food Store.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Mudds Youth: King Lear

7:30pm
This year, the Mudds Youth are taking on one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays: King Lear, the story of a king driven mad by the betrayal of his daughters. “It’s a great tragedy,” says Mark Piper. “By the end of the play, the stage is literally filled with dead bodies. My players love it! “Joking aside,” he concedes, “Lear is usually the apotheosis of a Shakespearean actor’s career — all of the parts are fully developed characters that present significant challenges for even the most seasoned actors: the betrayed king, the sad fool, three very different daughters, the man who can only truly see after he becomes blind, and his two warring sons. And my group — all teenagers — have taken these parts, and through a lot of hard work, have made them their own. It will be a real treat for the audience to see this new perspective on Lear. I’m very proud of them.”Tickets at Hallmark Carleton Place (428 McNeely) for $10.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St. CP
mississippimudds.ca

Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Zombie Walk to end youth homelessness

2:00pm
Come out and Join in and effort to end youth homelessness! This event will be the first of its kind in Carleton Place and all proceeds will be going to Cornerstone Landing! We would love to fill the streets with ZOMBIES! So come out and support this great cause and have some fun dressing up just before Halloween! Registration Fee is 10$ or a gift card to Walmart or Giant Tiger! Registration and meeting begins at noon and the walk starts at 1pm!
154 Beckwith St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Harvest Dinner

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Legion Ladies Auxiliary’s HARVEST DINNER. Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes,Corn, Rolls, Pie and Coffee $15.00 Adults $8.00 Children under 10. Get your tickets at the Legion Only 110 available.
177 George Street, Carleton Place
613-257-1727

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Carleton Place hospital to get new emergency department

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 09:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

The province is helping build a 9,000 square foot addition to the emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, which will reduce wait times and improve care for patients and families in eastern Ontario.

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, made the announcement at the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital on Oct. 28. “The new emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital will ensure that more patients are able to receive emergency health care services where they need them, when they need them,” Hoskins said. “This project will result in expanded services that will provide better access for the residents of Carleton Place and the surrounding communities.”

Ontario is investing up to $8.75 million to redevelop the emergency department at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. The hospital will contribute the remaining $1.24 million, for a total cost estimated at $9.99 million for the new emergency department. Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital received $181,000 of Health Infrastructure Renewal Funding in 2015-16.

The new addition will improve access to emergency care services, accommodate higher-level diagnostic and therapeutic needs and help reduce wait times for residents of Carleton Place and surrounding communities so they can continue to experience high quality care.

Specifically, the new and larger emergency department will:

  • accommodate peak and low volumes by using efficient fast-track zones;
  • develop a triage area to improve patient privacy, the flow of patients through the unit, and access to care;
  • enhance infection control standards;
  • provide a large number of diagnostic, technological and therapeutic tasks, for example, lab tests to determine the
  • presence of infection or disease; and
  • offer a secure operating room with authorized access.

Halloween safety tips

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
posted by discsf

It is that time of year again. The children are off to school, days are getting shorter and there is that crispness in the air. With this also comes Halloween. This is a time to get the children dressed up in a costume and hit the streets celebrating the old tradition. With this also comes danger. Local Police are concerned about the safety of everyone and have provided some tips to help make this Halloween night safer for all involved.

Ten Halloween Safety Tips

  1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
  3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
  4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
  5. Children should avoid stray animals.
  6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
  7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
  8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
  9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
  10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighborhood.

Tips provided courtesy of the Canada Safety Council

PTSD: Signs, symptoms and support

Monday, October 31, 2016 @ 02:10 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Submitted By Manuela Joannou M.D. CCFP (EM)

When we think of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we tend to think of soldiers returning from deployments where they were actively engaged in warfare, or first responders involved in one too many critical incidents. The truth is that PTSD results from a normal reaction to abnormal events, so any of us can be vulnerable.

The events that typically lead to PTSD are those that challenge our view of the world as being a generally safe place. We may become traumatized by witnessing extreme suffering and death, and realize it could happen to us. Moral injury occurs when we feel we or someone with us did something we shouldn’t have or didn’t do something we should have, or we witnessed something that is just plain wrong and did not stop it. Often this occurs in professionals who are just following protocols and carrying out orders.

PTSD symptoms may begin soon after being involved in difficult incidents, or months or even years later. It can be the result of a single incident, or slowly develop from cumulative exposure to repeated traumas.

PTSD may be formally diagnosed by a mental health care practitioner when a person has been subjected to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual violation.

The symptoms of PTSD that give the diagnosis are as follows:

1) Hypervigilance and arousal, being always on guard, constantly feeling the threat of being once again in danger. This results in irritability, impulsivity, angry outbursts and insomnia.;

2) Re-experiencing and flashbacks, where images, smells and sounds or other memories of the traumatic events intrude into thought and mind, causing distressing emotions and sensations and giving rise to nightmares.;

3) Avoidance, where a person is reluctant to go places or to see people where their memories of the event could be triggered or they may have to think or talk about what happened.; and

4) The symptoms cause significant mental distress and impair the ability of the person to function at work, in social situations or other usual activities.

We know that the sooner a diagnosis is made and treatment is started, the less an individual suffers and the better the chance of full recovery. One of the biggest barriers to receiving treatment is the reluctance to come forth admitting the need for help, because of stigma regarding mental illness.

First responders suffering from PTSD almost always develop a sense of shame, feeling somehow weak and inadequate. They believe that everyone else can plainly see their weakness. This stigma can be lessened by understanding that PTSD happens to normal healthy people who happened to be involved in abnormally traumatic experiences. In other words, it’s not a problem within you, it’s what happened to you.

There is a move to dropping the ‘D’ in PTSD because it is a condition but not a disorder. The term “Operational Stress Injury” has been coined to replace PTSD in soldiers and first responders who develop the condition in the line of duty.

So what is the treatment for PTSD?

Medication is often necessary to help with sleep, especially immediately after the incident. Maintaining normal sleep patterns is crucial for healthy mental processing of traumatic events. Medication may also be necessary to treat anxiety or if prolonged symptoms lead to depression.

Therapy is usually necessary for help with processing beliefs, attitudes and thoughts surrounding the traumatic incidents.

What to do if your suffering

If you think you may be affected by PTSD, please reach out to your family doctor or local mental health agency. You may seek out the help of a psychologist or other counsellor. If you are deeply troubled by symptoms, especially if you are having suicidal thoughts, please get yourself to the nearest emergency department. Remember, all the doctors and nurses are sympathetic to the effects of trauma and will be compassionate and understanding.

Our team at Project Trauma Support (PTS) believes that true recovery from PTSD happens in a group atmosphere. Our five half-day program for military and first responders allows immersion into a cohort where everyone has had similar experiences and symptoms and there is true peer support. We use group exercises that explore and challenge paradigms, values and belief systems. In this way, emotional reactions to difficult elements in one’s life story are reprocessed and gradually there is a return to understanding that ultimately the world is a benevolent place after all. Furthermore, together with our comrades we can follow a purpose filled life to ensure that it remains so, for ourselves and others.

For more information about Project Trauma Support, please see our website,
www.projecttraumasupport.com

Medical Director
Project Trauma Support.

OPP arrest last of suspects in recent serious assault

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 03:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have arrested the last of the wanted suspects in the ongoing investigation of a serious assault in the Township of Drummond North Elmsley.

On Thursday, Oct. 6, OPP were called to a home on Drummond Concession 10 A, where a 29-year-old man and 32-year-old woman were injured. The woman’s injuries were serious.  Both victims were taken to Hospital.

Johnathan Young, 34, surrendered himself to Lanark County OPP and is held in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Lance Curry, also 34, and Stephanie Vigrass, 32, were arrested in the Ottawa area on Monday, Oct. 17. They, too, remain in custody pending a bail hearing at the Provincial Court in Perth.

Linda Wiseman, 52,  of Smiths Falls was previously in custody but was released with conditions and will appear at a later date in the same Court.

Each of the three suspects is charged with the following:

1 count aggravated assault;
1 count possession of a weapon;
1 count break and enter a dwelling;
1 count assault causing bodily harm;
1 count forcible confinement; and
1 count of mischief under $5,000.

Young is charged with the same offences as the other parties and is further charged with one count of assault.

Canadians stay atop league standings with victory over Nepean

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 01:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

By Daniel Vazzoler
Courtesy of Carleton Place Canadians

The Carleton Place Canadians beat the Nepean Raiders 5-1 on Sunday, Oct.23 and maintained their position in first place of the CCHL. They face off against the Kemptville 73s tonight.

For Canadians head coach Jason Clarke, where they are in the standings isn’t as important as how they are playing.

“I don’t think for us it’s about where we are in the standings, I think it’s more about our standard of play … and our standard of play wasn’t very good the last two games,” Clarke said. “It’s just good to see us get back to the way we know we can play hockey and it was a good win for us [Sunday].”

Part of what led to back-to-back losses in their last two games was penalty troubles, and allowing power play goals off of those penalties – giving up six power play goals over those two games. Those who had the penalty problems had them addressed by Clarke as they were left out of the lineup on Sunday.

“We’ve been having a lot of discipline issues with guys taking bad penalties. [Thomas] Keane took a bad penalty (on Friday), [Shawn] Kennedy took a bad penalty, and [Troy] MacTavish took a bad penalty and if you’re going to put yourself ahead of the team then you’re not going to play, it’s as simple as that,” says Clarke. “Enough is enough. We’ve been taking a lot of undisciplined penalties over the last three or four games and it’s cost our team four points.”

Clarke added that if players continue to take bad penalties, then they will spend some time out of the lineup until the team improves their discipline.

The Raiders and Canadians played a scoreless first period with Canadians goalie Connor Hughes and Raiders goalie Marshall Frappier not being tested too much in the opening frame. Hughes faced two shots in the first period and Frappier made six saves.

Ben Sellars, playing in the spot of Keane, opened the scoring and gave Carleton Place the 1-0 lead less than two minutes into the second period. His wrist shot from the blue-line got past a sliding Raider trying to get into the shooting lane, as well as a pair of defenders in front of the net that created a screen in front of Frappier.

Carleton Place added to their lead with a goal from Ben Tupker late in the second period. Tupker got a stick on the point shot from Aiden Girduckis and the deflected shot bounced between the legs of Frappier before trickling over the goal line.

After taking a penalty late in the second period, it looked like Alex Friesen could have been a candidate to sit a game, but he responded well after the penalty with a three-point effort after spending time in the penalty box.

Friesen got his offensive output started right after stepping out of the box. He used his speed to help force a turnover just outside the Canadians zone. He then flew up the ice to get the loose puck that was poked away from Connor Merkley and continued his momentum down around the net. He came out from behind the net uncontested and put his backhand shot over the shoulder of Frappier to get a 3-0 lead before the end of the period.

Andrew Dodson added a goal early in the third period before PJ Heger scored the lone Raider goal – coming on the power play. After recent penalty killing troubles, Carleton Place held Nepean to 1-6 on the power play.

“We tried not to overthink it before the game,” said Owen Grant. “We know there’s been a couple of bad bounces and some missed coverages so we just had to bear down and have confidence in ourselves.”

Matt Lombardozzi added that the opposition’s power play entries had been troublesome for Carleton Place and led to most of the power play goals against them. He said that focusing on how Nepean dumped the puck in when they were on the power play helped the Canadians kill off their penalties.

Players like Lombardozzi and Logan Buchanan who like to play physically struggled getting into the game as players were doing a good job of avoiding getting hit.

“I definitely feed off physicality, it gives me positive vibes. But I think moving the puck quick and making crisp, tape-to-tape passes, not necessarily trying to go out there and make the big hit, that works too,” Lombardozzi said.

Connor Hill added a goal with less than six minutes to go in the game with a laser-like wrist shot after picking up the pass from Friesen.

Carleton Place is on the road for a pair of games as they travel on the road to face the Kemptville 73s tonight (Friday, Oct.28) and then the Cumberland Grads on Sunday, Oct.30 before coming home for a Bogart Cup rematch against the Ottawa Jr. Senators on Friday, Nov. 4.

Businesses encouraged to participate in fourth annual light celebration

Friday, October 28, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Submitted
editorial@pdgmedia.ca

With the Christmas season drawing closer, Together Smiths Falls, A Community Enhancement Association (TSF) is making plans for its fourth exciting season of Celebration of Lights in Victoria Park.

Beginning Saturday, Nov. 26 and continuing through Dec. 31, Victoria Park will once again come alive with illumination to capture the magic of the holiday season as families, friends and visitors are able to walk or drive through to view the many outstanding light displays throughout Victoria Park along the beautiful Rideau Canal.

Everyone is invited to the opening ceremonies on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in Victoria Park on Lombard St. when the lights will be turned on for the 2016 season. The ceremonies will featured music, horse drawn wagon rides, free cookies and hot chocolate – not to mention a visit from Santa.

Build a Mountain of Food will also be on site so please bring a non-perishable food item to fill the van.

Please note that there is no parking in the park that evening but organizers are working on getting a shuttle in place. Watch the Together Smiths Falls Facebook page and website for more details.

In 2015 this completely free community event featured an opening ceremony that saw more than 500 visitors to Victoria Park to view more than 40,000 lights in 32 displays, eight blow ups and several trees.

It’s estimated that 10,000—12,000 additional visitors either strolled or drove through the park to view the festive lights throughout the month long event. “We are very pleased that Celebration of Lights has been such a success. We heard over and over how much everyone enjoyed the lights in the park!” Susan Richards, vice-president for Together Smiths Falls, said. “I am looking forward to 2016 as we have new displays and more lights in the works.”

To create a truly spectacular display for visitors in 2016, Together Smiths Falls is looking for organizations interested in putting up their own displays in the park.

The opportunity to put up a free display in the park is open to anyone who wishes to participate, including individuals, families, businesses, churches, non-profit organizations and schools. “It’s a great promotional opportunity for businesses and community partners,” Tracey Pankow, president of Together Smiths Falls explained. “And best of all, there’s no cost for businesses to participate, other than the expense of their lighting displays.”

Organizations can create lighting displays following the theme of their choice and can be either handmade or purchased. Pankow said participating in the lighting displays at the park is a good way for businesses to show their Christmas spirit while taking part in a community event that has shown tremendous success after three seasons.

The Smiths Falls Celebration of Lights is organized and operated by Together Smiths Falls and is run thanks to the efforts of volunteers. Together Smiths Falls is a non-profit organization and funds raised by its events are used to run the activities or donated back to the community.

The Celebration of Lights is run in co-operation with the Town of Smiths Falls. For more information about reserving your space at Victoria Park, to make a donation or to volunteer for the event, contact Tracey Pankow at 613-285-9125 or email at info@togethersmithsfalls.com.

Adult protective services worker is honoured for outstanding contributions

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
posted by April Scott-Clarke

Warden Gail Code (Drummond/North Elmsley Deputy Reeve) extended congratulations on behalf of Lanark County council to Nikole Green, adult protective services worker (APSW) with the Lanark County Social Services Department (Developmental Services).

Green received the Percy Pittman Award at the Adult Protective Services Workers Association conference in Cobourg in September. The award is presented to an adult protective services worker who makes outstanding contributions in the field of case-management services to adults with developmental disabilities living independently in the community.

Green has been with the developmental support services team for seven years, during which time she has demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities in her role.

“Nikole tackles any challenge head on and always has time for her clients or co-workers in a time of need,” said Julie Golding, developmental support services manager.

The Percy Pittman award was named for a former DSS client who attended the conference with a former APSW employee of Lanark County, Steve Tennant. 


Photo: Nikole Green receiving her award from colleague Steve McIntosh, the newly elected Chair of the APSAO Executive Committee.

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 02:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Almonte Lectures: Social Work

8:00pm
Colleen Lundy, What is social work? A Canadian History. Cost: free; donations accepted.
Almonte United Church
106 Elgin St., Almonte
almontelectures.net

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

Zombie Walk for Hunger

10:00am
2km walk to benefit Lanark County Food Bank, Soi Dog Foundation and Country Cat Sanctuary. Participants are asked to bring a nonperishable food item. Registration will take place from 10–10:45am, and the walk will begin at 11am. Register early, as Alliance Coin & Banknote — the Official Bankers of the Apocalypse — will give a Zombuck coin to the first one hundred registrants. There will be a prize awarded to the person who collects the most in pledges, special prizes for the best male, female, and child zombie, and one for the best zombie family (chosen by other participants), plus several other door prizes. Cost: $10
Almonte Community Centre
182 Bridge St. Almonte
hgadbois@sympatico.ca
www.facebook.com/almontezombiewalk

Fall Tea & Bazaar

1:00pm – 3:00pm
St. Mary’s Council of the Catholic Women’s League of Almonte is hosting its annual Fall Tea and Bazaar at the Civitan Hall in Almonte. Visit their tearoom and shop for arts and crafts, jewellery, dishes, home-baked goods, and books. Buy raffle tickets and spin the wheel for prizes.
Almonte Civitan Hall
500 Almonte St., Almonte
613-257–8660

Potluck & Talent Show

6:00pm
Bring along your tastiest main course, salad or dessert, and your own dishes and cutlery, so we can avoid the use of disposables. Dinner begins promptly at 6pm and the show begins about 7:30. Admission is free, but of course donations for the upkeep of the hall are always welcome.
Union Hall
1984 Wolf Grove Rd. at Tatlock Rd., Mississippi Mills
camponi@storm.ca
613-256-2277

Almonte in Praise!

7:30pm
Choirs from Almonte churches will perform separately, as well as singing songs together as a massed choir.
Holy Name of Mary Church
134 Bridge St., Almonte
office@holynameofmaryparish.com
613-256-1034
www.holynameofmaryparish.com

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Howl’oween Dog Costume Parade

3:30pm
3pm registration. Presented by Silver Poodle.
Gemmill Park Behind Community Ctr
182 Bridge St., Almonte
613-256-3495

Perth weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 02:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Scottish Country Dancing

9:30am
Friday mornings. Beginners & experienced dancers welcome.
McMartin House
125 Gore St. E., Perth

THE WADE FOSTER TRIO

7:00pm – 9:00pm
The Perth Legion Ladies’ Auxiliary are hosting THE WADE FOSTER TRIO (Wade Foster, Henry Norwood, Shawn McCullough). Special Guests: The Burnside Sisters. Advance tickets are $15 at Marks’ Cobbler Shop (98 Gore St. East), available in the Legion Lounge or from any Ladies’ Auxiliary member. Light refreshments will be served.
Perth-upon-Tay Branch 244,
Royal Canadian Legion
26 Beckwith St. East, Perth
613-267-4400

Ghost Walk

7:00pm – 8:30pm
Join use on a ghost walk.
Matheson House Museum
11 Gore St E. Perth
613-267-3311

Halloween with Brea Lawrenson

9:00pm
“Her pure, powerful, country-tinged voice is full of soul. With just her and her guitar, she really played with the dynamics of the songs – increasing or decreasing her overall volume to create drama. Her repertoire featured a healthy dose of her original songs along with some tunes by Fleetwood Mac, KT Tunstall, and Cam. Overall, I would say that her solo performance had a much more ‘americana’ sound than pure country.” — Rob Riendeau, Pub Crawling, TheHumm, Oct 2015.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
613-267-4500

Home

River City Junction

8:00pm
Live Music
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

THE RIDEAU LAKES ORCHESTRA: A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

7:30pm
Alex Guerin will once again be conducting THE RIDEAU LAKES ORCHESTRA in presenting an evening of Halloween musical delights, featuring music from the darker side of Hollywood and stage. As well, Brent McLaren will be narrating a timeless classic, Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf.” Other selections include music from: The Day the Earth Stood Still, Psycho, Lord of the Rings, and Dance of the Knights from the ballet Romeo and Juliet, and more!
The Studio Theatre

Halloween Party w/Jimmy Tri-Tone Band

8:00pm
“JTTB is James Walters (vocals, guitar, percussion) and Randelle Ashley (bass, keys, mandolin, harmony vocals). James has a fantastic, gravelfilled voice and a really engaging (and slightly menacing) intensity when he performs that is perfectly suited to songs about outlaws, lost loves, and life. Randelle’s piano accompaniments are fluid and suggest that she has spent a lot of time in front of a keyboard. Together, the duo plays a mix of alt-folkcountry originals and rearranged covers that really suit James’ rich baritone. I was really impressed with the songwriting on the originals; there was lots of inventiveness in both the music and the lyrics — like I said, these two work hard.” — Rob Riendeau, Pub Crawling, TheHumm.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
613-267-4500
goldenarrowpub.com

LYNN MILES

8:00pm
LYNN MILES does not need any introduction to the people of Perth! A long-time favourite and stellar live performer, be sure to get your tickets early for this show. Saturday, October 29th, 8pm at Full Circle Theatre. Keith Glass will join as special guest; he is like the icing on the cake! His sublime guitar work is a perfect match to Lynn’s master songwriting skills. Lynn Miles is one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With 12 albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year) and a 2003 Juno award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year, she has certainly found her strength over time. Advance tickets $25 plus service fees, available at Shadowfax.
67 Foster St. in Perth.
613-267-6817

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

KRIS KRINGLE KRAFT FAIR

11:00am – 3:00pm
The Lioness Club of Perth is having their Annual KRIS KRINGLE KRAFT FAIR. Lunch available. $20 each to rent a table. One of a kind gifts for sale!
613-267-3587
Lions Hall
Perth Fairgrounds

Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller

7:00pm
Up-and-coming group who are bringing Scottish Gaelic musical tradition into the twenty-first century with respect, energy and a delightful stage presence. Concert tickets are: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and $15 for registered workshop participants (plus $2 ticketing fee). FYI, also: workshops for interested musicians at 2–4pm, at a cost of $30/person: fiddle and pipe tune playing, in Cape Breton style (combined group), at intermediate to advanced level; and accompaniment styles, for anyone from the strong beginner to the advanced player, on keyboard, guitar or other stringed instrument (bring your own).
MERA Schoolhouse
974 9th Concession A
McDonalds Corners
meraschoolhouse@bell.net
613-278-0388
www.meraschoolhouse.org

The Paranormal Show: Wunderkammer

7:00pm
By all accounts, the show is a unique, mysterious, frightening, and funny experience featuring an assortment of supernatural experiments and a bizarre twist on sideshow feats that will leave you spellbound and mystified. Cost: $33; $28 adv.
Full Circle Theatre
26 Craig St., Perth
613-485-6434

Carleton Place weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 02:10 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: October 28 – 30

Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Victim Services Lanark County Drop In

8:30am – 4:00pm
Victim Services Lanark County is a community-based program that provides immediate, confidential short-term crisis intervention services, practical assistance, information, referrals and emotional support to persons affected by crime, tragedy and disaster. Everyone is welcome. Drop in and speak to one of our staff! All services are free, voluntary and confidential.
Carambeck Community Centre
351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place
For more information visit www.victimserviceslanark.ca

Swirlicious and Friends

10:00am – 4:00pm
Swirlicious and Friends Annual Shopping Event
Carambeck Community Centre
351 Bridge Street, Carleton Place

Une Heure de Conte en Francais

10:30am – 11:00am
Our French Storytime is back for the fall! Join us weekly for fun French stories, songs, and more. We also do a colouring page each week. This is the perfect session for children learning French, those in French immersion, and for families who speak French at home. No registration is necessary, and all ages are welcome. We will decide on the level based on the attendance.
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

Movie Day Drop In – PA Day

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Looking for something fun to do during your child’s PA day? Drop into the library from 1-3pm for a movie afternoon. Enjoy the movie, take out some books, and have fun. No registration is required. We’ll announce the name of the movie on our library Facebook page at the beginning of the week, or call us to find out what’s playing. Perfect for all ages!
Carleton Place Public Library
carletonplacepubliclibrary@gmail.com

Beckwith Community Halloween Party

6:00pm – 8:00pm
Haunted House, Graveyard & New Stations! Cookie Decorating, Craft table, Pumpkin Bowling, Trick-or-Treat, Match Game, Fishing for Prizes, Bean bag Toss, Mini Putt, and much much more! Donations accepted at the door. For more information, please contact the Beckwith recreation Department at 613.257.1539 or cmcgregor@twp.beckwith.on.ca
Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line, Coverall Building

Mudds Youth: King Lear

7:30pm
This year, the Mudds Youth are taking on one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays: King Lear, the story of a king driven mad by the betrayal of his daughters. “It’s a great tragedy,” says Mark Piper. “By the end of the play, the stage is literally filled with dead bodies. My players love it! “Joking aside,” he concedes, “Lear is usually the apotheosis of a Shakespearean actor’s career — all of the parts are fully developed characters that present significant challenges for even the most seasoned actors: the betrayed king, the sad fool, three very different daughters, the man who can only truly see after he becomes blind, and his two warring sons. And my group — all teenagers — have taken these parts, and through a lot of hard work, have made them their own. It will be a real treat for the audience to see this new perspective on Lear. I’m very proud of them.”Tickets at Hallmark Carleton Place (428 McNeely) for $10.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St. CP
Mississippimudds.ca

Halloween Dance

8:00pm – 10:30pm
Join us at Total Rhythm Dance Studio for a fun night of dancing to great music and good company. We start with a 30 minute dance lesson followed by general dancing. Coffee, Tea and cookies provided. We encourage you to dress up for this event. We will be having a best costume contest and other games.
Total Rhythm Dance Studio
55 Lansdowne Ave, Carleton Place
www.trds.ca
trds.tania.munro@gmail.com

Halloween Dance

8:30pm – 11:00pm
Enjoy adult humour at Lanark Laughs comedy night.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

DJ Whisper

10:00pm – 2:00am
The Waterfront Gastropub presents top 40 dance music.
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

Craft Fair

10:00am – 4:00pm
Come and do some early Christmas shopping. Free admission. IODE Carleton Place Chapter to serve light lunch of sandwiches, dessert and refreshments. Door prizes donated by crafters-48 tables of crafts from Eastern Ontario and local area.
Carleton Place Arena, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Love For Rachel Fundraiser

11:00am – 2:00pm
A fundraiser for Rachel who is 4 years old and is battling cancer.
Come for games, a BBQ, Pumpkin carving, Face painting, a costume contest and more.
Carleton Place Farmers’ Market
7 Beckwith St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Love For Rachel Fundraiser

1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bring your kids downtown for a fun daytime trick or treat event.
Other activities include wagon rides, a haunted alley, events at he library, bean bag toss at the Beauty Parlour, spooky goo at the Granary, dog dress up photo shoot at the Natural Pet Food Store.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Acoustic Saturdays

3:00pm – 6:00pm and again at 9:00pm – 1am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic saturdays.
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live Local Band
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Mudds Youth: King Lear

7:30pm
This year, the Mudds Youth are taking on one of Shakespeare’s most difficult plays: King Lear, the story of a king driven mad by the betrayal of his daughters. “It’s a great tragedy,” says Mark Piper. “By the end of the play, the stage is literally filled with dead bodies. My players love it! “Joking aside,” he concedes, “Lear is usually the apotheosis of a Shakespearean actor’s career — all of the parts are fully developed characters that present significant challenges for even the most seasoned actors: the betrayed king, the sad fool, three very different daughters, the man who can only truly see after he becomes blind, and his two warring sons. And my group — all teenagers — have taken these parts, and through a lot of hard work, have made them their own. It will be a real treat for the audience to see this new perspective on Lear. I’m very proud of them.”Tickets at Hallmark Carleton Place (428 McNeely) for $10.
Carleton Place Town Hall
175 Bridge St. CP
mississippimudds.ca

Music at the Moose

9:00pm – 11:30pm
he Thirsty Moose have great live local music
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
The Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

Zombie Walk to end youth homelessness

2:00pm
Come out and Join in and effort to end youth homelessness! This event will be the first of its kind in Carleton Place and all proceeds will be going to Cornerstone Landing! We would love to fill the streets with ZOMBIES! So come out and support this great cause and have some fun dressing up just before Halloween! Registration Fee is 10$ or a gift card to Walmart or Giant Tiger! Registration and meeting begins at noon and the walk starts at 1pm!
154 Beckwith St, Carleton Place
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com

Music at Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Check out the Waterfront Gastropub for some great live music with Redneck Limousine
downtowncarletonplace@gmail.com
12 Bell Street, Carleton Place

Harvest Dinner

5:00pm – 7:00pm
Legion Ladies Auxiliary’s HARVEST DINNER. Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes,Corn, Rolls, Pie and Coffee $15.00 Adults $8.00 Children under 10. Get your tickets at the Legion Only 110 available.
177 George Street, Carleton Place
613-257-1727

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