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Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 15 – 17

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 02:07 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 15 – 17

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


FRIDAY, JULY 15

The Art of Self Care

You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts
Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.
See the full schedule below.
To register, respond here or to info@centreforcreativelearning.com, or visit us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com
We’d love to see you!
The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport
Grist Mill, Westport, ON
Contact :
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
613-331-0781
Friday
7:00 – 8:00 Welcome social
8:00 – 9:00 Fun with Zumba

SATURDAY, JULY 16

North Crosby Heritage Festival

10:00am – 4:00pm
Tell Your Friends: Westport celebrates heritage
at the North Crosby Community Centre, music, BBQ, heritage displays, demonstrations, children’s “old fashioned” games, storytelling and more. Join us as we explore the history of North Crosby, Westport and Newboro. Share your personal artifacts for others to enjoy. Check the Heritage Day Facebook page for a “trivia contest” and details of this event.
The Westport Heritage Festival features a select group of quality vendors selling art, crafts, gifts and food.
“The event celebrates our success as a village and as a community. Westport is a vibrant, vigorous town,” said Thacker. The festival provides a chance to showcase the area to new people coming from Ottawa and Kingston.
“Each year we marvel at the number of people that return. It’s been said before; nobody’s a stranger very long in Westport.”
Event organizers say that the festival may join other groups and become part of a larger committee for the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
Westport Heritage Day Festival Committee, Westport
Contact Barb Lavoie for more information or to bring your items to this event by phone: 613-273-8177 or e-mail: belavoie@kingston.net

The Art of Self Care

You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts
Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.
See the full schedule below.
To register, respond here or to info@centreforcreativelearning.com, or visit us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com
We’d love to see you!
The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport
Grist Mill, Westport, ON
Contact :
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
613-331-0781
Saturday
All – 9:30 – 10:30
Cheryl Shurtliffe
Relax and Remember (Body Memory)
We begin the day with this brief workshop to get your energy flowing through gentle movement and complete it with a meditative memory retention exercise.
10:30 – 10:45 – Break
10:45 – 12:30
Cheryl Shurtliffe and Zach Weese
The Courage of Compassion
In this workshop you will learn the correlations between courage and self-compassion. With this key component life flows with passion and excitement. Without out it… anxiety and depression. You will come away with strategies and tips to help renew your hope that change is not only attainable but occurs in ways you least expect.
Some of the key points will be having the courage to take a chance and having the courage to be who you are. You will benefit by being inspired and confident to practice self care on a regular basis.
OR
10:45 – 12:30
Andrea Myers
Embodied Goddess – Connecting with Our Bodies
In this workshop you will learn how to reconnect with your body and why it is so critical to our health, especially as women. In the second half of the workshop we will move our bodies in a wonderfully invigorating fusion fitness class that includes dance, yoga-style stretching and Pilates! No experience necessary and appropriate for all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat (if you have one), workout clothes, water and running shoes.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:30
Ginger Pharand and Angela Elster
Journeying: Your Dreams and Creativity
We will guide you to a deeper understanding of the power of dreams as the voice of your unconscious – how dreams serve as a guide to reaching your potential and finding your purpose. You will be provided with tools to help you remember and document your dreams. Then, through music and other forms of creative expression, we will have fun discovering new ways to tap into and actualize the personalized resources of our nightminds while awake.
OR
1:30 – 3:30
Individual 30 minute sessions with
Zach – Nutrition
Andrea – Thai Massage
Cheryl – Hypnosis
4:00 – 7:00
Boat Tour

Slocan Ramblers

8:00pm – 11:00pm
cost: $15
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636

Head Over Heals

6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636

SUNDAY, JULY 17

Shootout Fishing League

Town of Rideau Ferry, Ontario Weigh-in at the Shipwreck Restaurant Parking on Site/Park Usage Fee $7.00(RVCA)
Bas Tournament
Big Rideau Lake
www.shootoutseries.ca

The Art of Self Care

You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts
Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.
See the full schedule below.
To register, respond here or to info@centreforcreativelearning.com, or visit us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com
We’d love to see you!
The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport
Grist Mill, Westport, ON
Contact :
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
613-331-0781
Sunday
10:00 – 12:00
Andrea Myers & Zach Weese
Yoga & Meditation to Help You Survive Modern Life
In this two-hour workshop, learn why meditation is so important in today’s hectic world, and learn meditation techniques that you can use in your everyday life. In the second half of the workshop, experience a wonderfully restorative yoga-style stretching and relaxation class. Please bring workout clothes and a yoga mat if you have one.
OR
10:00 – 12:00
Cheryl Shurtliffe
The High Cost of Burnout
In this workshop Cheryl Shurtliffe shares her personal journey through the depths of burnout, the signs and symptoms, the price one pays when ignoring these signs, tips for regaining control and strategies for recovery to a happier and healthier future because of burnout.
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and break
2:00 – 3:30
Laughter Yoga!
End the weekend with this exploration of joy!!!

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 8 – 10

Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 06:07 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 8 – 10

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


FRIDAY, JULY 8

Art in the Barn

5:00pm – 8:00pm
For the last five years original works of art have been available directly from the artists at Art in the Barn and this year it’s back again. The 6th annual Art in the Barn, hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, returns to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn located 4 miles south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Last year Art in the Barn featured even more artists by adding the Main Hall to the festive event. This year they are adding a silent auction to spark visitor’s interest even further. With an eclectic mix of original artwork including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, and artisans showing pottery, quilting, stained glass and bird carvings, visitors will be sure to find a rare piece that speaks to them. The introduction of the People’s Choice Award last year was a great success and will be continued this year. A food vendor and picnic area will also be available for visitors’ comfort.
There is ample free parking and admission is free.
Lombardy Agricultural Barn, Lombardy Fairgrounds
For more info, visit our website at www.rideaulakesartists.com or visit us on Facebook. See you at the Barn!

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Downtown Farmers’ Market

8:00am – 1:00pm
Join us outside Davidson Courtyard on Russell St. W. on Saturday mornings throughout the summer to enjoy farm-fresh products and locally crafted items

Cuts 4 You(th)

9:00am – 2:00pm
Precision Hair Design
Fundraiser for the Smiths Falls Youth Centre
Walk ins only!
Regular Cuts Only
BBQ – Activities – Music & More
First come first serve
$10 – All proceeds to support our local youth
270 Brockville St., Smiths Falls

Art in the Barn

10:00am – 4:00pm
For the last five years original works of art have been available directly from the artists at Art in the Barn and this year it’s back again. The 6th annual Art in the Barn, hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, returns to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn located 4 miles south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Last year Art in the Barn featured even more artists by adding the Main Hall to the festive event. This year they are adding a silent auction to spark visitor’s interest even further. With an eclectic mix of original artwork including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, and artisans showing pottery, quilting, stained glass and bird carvings, visitors will be sure to find a rare piece that speaks to them. The introduction of the People’s Choice Award last year was a great success and will be continued this year. A food vendor and picnic area will also be available for visitors’ comfort.
There is ample free parking and admission is free.
Lombardy Agricultural Barn, Lombardy Fairgrounds
For more info, visit our website at www.rideaulakesartists.com or visit us on Facebook. See you at the Barn!

Parade of Horses

Parade of Horses throught the town of Smiths Falls, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Lombardy Fair in August of 2016. We hope to have as many types of horses as possible ranging from draft horses, carriage horses and saddle horses down to ponies and miniatures as well. The parade to form at the north end of Smiths Falls adjacent to the Community Centre and from there we proceed downtown and return to the same location.

Charity BBQ for Everly Mae

11:00am – 2:00pm
Everly Mae was born with two very rare disorders. The first, CCHS or Congenial Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and second condition is a glucagon malfunction, which remains a rare, medical mystery. Although Everley is getting the very best treatment possible at CHEO, she and her parents, Sarah and Jordan, have to travel to the United States for further testing where they will hopefully learn how they can help deal with this very serious issue.
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Lombardy Fair, this Saturday, July 9th at 1 p.m., a parade of 150 horses will pass right by Arlie’s Books at 32 Market St. in Downtown Smiths Falls. We’ll be running a charity BBQ in front of Arlie’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., passing out freezies and collecting donations to help offset the considerable expenses Everley’s parents have faced (and will continue to face) while they try to help their little girl.
Please help support Everley, a local Lombardy girl, while celebrating this historic Lombardy Fair milestone.

Painting in the Garden

1:00pm – 4:00pm
An afternoon filled with painting, tasty treats, tea, friends and fun! Painting (floral) led by local artist Jenine McCann.
Heritage House Museum Smiths Falls

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Art in the Barn

10:00am – 4:00pm
For the last five years original works of art have been available directly from the artists at Art in the Barn and this year it’s back again. The 6th annual Art in the Barn, hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, returns to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn located 4 miles south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Last year Art in the Barn featured even more artists by adding the Main Hall to the festive event. This year they are adding a silent auction to spark visitor’s interest even further. With an eclectic mix of original artwork including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, and artisans showing pottery, quilting, stained glass and bird carvings, visitors will be sure to find a rare piece that speaks to them. The introduction of the People’s Choice Award last year was a great success and will be continued this year. A food vendor and picnic area will also be available for visitors’ comfort.
There is ample free parking and admission is free.
For more info, visit our website at www.rideaulakesartists.com or visit us on Facebook. See you at the Barn!
Lombardy Agricultural Barn, Lombardy Fairgrounds

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 05:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JULY 1

Canada Day Celebrationd

Canda Day Celebrations in Westport The fun starts in Westport at 1 PM with opening ceremonies at The Rideau District Museum followed by a bicycle parade for the kids. Activities then move to the Lions Club Beach where there are Air Castles, Food and entertainment. No Canada Day would be complete without fireworks and the show at the beach is nothing short of spectacular. And, the entertainment is all free!

Canada Day with Turpin’s Trail

The Cove
2 Bedford Street, Westport-on-the-Rideau
613.273.3636
info@coveinn.com
www.coveinn.com

18th Annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

1st and 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district, it features paintings, candles, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
Rideau Lakes Area
613-928-3041
rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

SATURDAY, JULY 2

18th Annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

1st and 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district, it features paintings, candles, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
Rideau Lakes Area
613-928-3041
rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Jeff Callery

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Folk/rock from Brockville.
Live Music. Cost: 10$
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636
info@coveinn.com
www.coveinn.com
www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

SUNDAY, JULY 3

18th Annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

1st and 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district, it features paintings, candles, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
Rideau Lakes Area
613-928-3041
rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Head Over Heels

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V.
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636
info@coveinn.com
www.coveinn.com

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 05:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Pakenham Fireman’s Breakfast

7:00am – 11:00am
Pakenham Firehall
613-256-1589
Pascal Meunier
pmeunier@mississippimills.ca
www.mississippimills.ca/en/live/fire.asp?_mid_=15947

Canada Day

Family BBQ, Entertainment. Live Entertainment: Terry Tufts, Judge a Book, Kelly Prescott, The Split, Fireworks at Dusk!
Gemmill Park Behind Community Ctr
182 Bridge St., Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
613-256-1077
www.exploremississippimills.ca

Canada Day Celebrations

8:00am
Almonte Canoe Race, Downtown Antique Car Show & Canada Day Celebrations
Gemmill Park, Almonte
613.256.1077
www.exploremississippimills.ca

Antique Car Show

11:00am – 3:00pm
Mill St., Almonte
613.256.1077
www.downtownalmonte.ca

Verdigris and Threads: A woven copper and thread exhibit

From July 1st til July 16th
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
613.256.3754 | www.mvtm.ca

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Almonte Farmers’ Market

8:30am – 12:30pm
Library Grounds, Almonte
For more information find us on Facebook or visit our websit
www.almontefarmersmarket.ca

Tea On The Lawn

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Our menu features an assortment of homemade tea breads with steeped tea or ice cold lemonade.
$5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
Ramsay Women’s Institute has been serving Tea on the Lawn at the Mill of Kintail during the summer for over 50 years. The tranquil setting of the Indian River, delicious homemade tea breads, and properly steeped tea in china cups and frosted glasses of lemonade is a tradition worth saving.
Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon in July and August from 2:00 to 4:00, Institute members invite you to enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family on the grounds beside the museum. The maple trees provide a shady respite from the summer sun, and the background sound of the flowing Indian River water is all the music you need.
Mill of Kintail, Almonte
613.256.3610
www.ramsaywi.ca/tea-on-the-lawn.html

Back Forty Artisan Cheese Shop Grand Opening at Back Forty Artisan Cheese

10:00am – 4:00pm
Their new Creamery & Cheese Shop is located on their farm in Mississippi Station, just fifteen minutes north of Highway 7 at Maberly, and will be open Saturdays, from July through Sept.
In addition to the small-scale cheese factory they built last year, owners Jeff and Jenna Fenwick now have a tasting room and cheese shop. The tasting room has large viewing windows into the cheese kitchen, and will be a space where visitors can come and enjoy weekly specials (including specialty grilled cheeses!) and also purchase fresh curd, farm products, and of course Back Forty’s regular line of cheeses as well.
In addition to their own products, their Grand Opening on July 2 will feature a localbrewery and a wine producer, as well as Mike McKenzie from Seed to Sausage who will be serving up his products on the grill.
Back Forty Artisan Cheese
Mississippi Station
613-287-7011
artisancheese.ca

Verdigris and Threads: A woven copper and thread exhibit

From July 1st til July 16th
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
613.256.3754 | www.mvtm.ca

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Strawberry Social at Cedar Hill Schoolhouse

The Friends of Cedar Hill Schoolhouse are delighted to invite you to their annual Strawberry Social, in the historic one-room schoolhouse.
In operation until the 1960s, the heritage building is 140 years old this year, and still retains its original character and features such as the teacher’s desk and slate blackboards. The delicious menu includes local strawberries, whipped cream or ice cream, cake (including gluten-free option) and beverages. All proceeds go towards preservation of this wonderful heritage structure. Cost: $6
Cedar Hill
270 Cedar Hill Side Rd., Pakenham
613.256.1077 x 36
613.256.2830
stevens.kathryna@gmail.com

Verdigris and Threads: A woven copper and thread exhibit

From July 1st til July 16th
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
613.256.3754 | www.mvtm.ca

Carleton Place weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 04:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JULY 1

Carleton Place Canada Day Celebrations

12:00pm – 10:00pm
Join us at Riverside Park for a full day of activities and music for the whole family!
Main Stage Line-up
12:00pm CP Community Band
1:00pm Opening Ceremonies
1:15pm – 2:15pm Vallee
2:30pm – 3:30pm Andrew McDougall
3:45pm – 4:45pm Jimmy Tri-tone
5:00pm – 6:00pm Rainwater Whiskey
6:15pm – 7:15pm Brock Zeman
7:30pm – 8:30pm Blues & Company
8:45pm – 9:45pm The Diplomats
Event Attractions
Petting zoo & pony rides sponsored by Luxart Homes
Air bouncers & Games
Vendor’s Alley
CP Express Train sponsored by Valley Granite & Tile
Bingo (18+) Presented by Carleton Place Civitan Club
6:30pm – 7:15pm Hockey Circus Street Show
7:00pm – 10:00pm Youth Beach Dance
9:45pm Musical Fireworks Display
Free golf shuttles from parking lots – sponsored by Morrow Auto
For more information, or to become a vendor, please contact Jessica Smith at 613-257-1704 or jsmith@carletonplace.ca
Riverside Park, Carleton Place
613.257.1704
www.carletonplace.ca

Ballroom and Latin Dance Social

8:00pm – 10:30pm
Join us at Tanya and Rick’s 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.
trds.tania.munro@gmail.com
Tania and Rick’s Dance Studio
55 Lansdowne Ave, Carleton Place

DJ Whisper

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

SATURDAY, JULY 2 

Carleton Place Farmers’ Market

8:30am – 12:30pm
Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Or how about home made preserves and baking? Or maybe hand made crafts and artwork? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be! We pride ourselves on having only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.
Fresh produce, meats, fish, fruit, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, prepared dinners and arts and design ware.
7 Beckwith St., Carleton Place
cpfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

It’s going to be a heck of a yard sale!

8:30am – 12:30pm
This Saturday at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market you are invited to join in the yard sale. Not only are you invited but Carleton Place Farmers’ Market Vendors are going to join in too and sell some of their yard sale items too. A 10 x 10 space in the parking lot is $10 you bring your own table/chairs/canopy. Check in and pay Darrylene from My Hobby Farm, day of to obtain where is set up space. Please book ahead.
Please note – yard sale stuff only. IE. No plants, baking, crafts or stuff that the Carleton Place Market sells.
darrlenes123@gmail.com
7 Beckwith St., Carleton Place
cpfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live local band
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Acoustic Saturdays

9:00pm – 1:00am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic Saturdays
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place

Music at the Moose

The Thirsty Moose have great live local music
Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery The
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Blues w/Barry Buse & Redneck Limousine at Waterfront Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St., Carleton Place
613-257-5755
thewaterfrontgastropub.ca/

Perth weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 02:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JULY 1

Perth Farmers’ Market

8:00am – 1:00pm
THE PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET takes place every Saturday morning between May 7th and October 8th, 2016, in the Tay Basin Parking Lot and around the Crystal Palace. Vendors are set-up between 8am and 1pm and offer fresh, local, organic in-season produce, plants, preserves, meat, home baking, and tons of other goodies. The Market also offers artisans and crafts, jewellry, entertainment occasionally and chance to have breakfast at the Piggin’ Out Market Cafe. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, getting to know your local producers in the heart of downtown Perth!

Brian Downey

9:00pm – 11:55pm
Come to the Golden Arrow Pub and listen Brian Downey play music.
goldenarrowpub.com

Heritage Mica Days Canada Day at the Beach

10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Mica Days will be celebrating Canada Day with a hot dog BBQ, Canada Day cake and music provided by the Richmond Ramblers Bluegrass band. We will be giving out complimentary ice cream coupons to anyone who is dressed up in red and white or in heritage costume (how about a heritage bathing suit?). Also for your enjoyment, there will be, story readings, face painting, and rope bridge building.
Heritage Mica Days takes place at Murphys Point Provincial Park located about 20 minutes southwest of Perth and easily accessed by County Road 21 (Elm Grove Road) Driving directions and information about all Heritage Mica Days events are available on our website, heritagemicadays.ca or call Katie at 613-267-5353 x133 for additional information. Heritage Mica Days is a program of the Friends of Murphys Point Park, a registered non-profit charity that formed in 1995. It works in cooperation with Ontario Parks and is one of dozens of Friends organizations throughout the province.

Perth Through the Ages: Historic Walking Tour

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200 history in 2016. Perfect for the whole family!
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price.
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E, Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Perth Paddle-Fest

July 1: 12pm (noon) – July 2: 12pm (noon the following day)
Paddle to Perth Basin, games, BBQ and more,
Perth Outfitters, Perth
21 Craig St, Perth
karibruun@gmail.com
www.perthoutfitters.com

Bridge Club-McMartin House

12:30pm
THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE CLUB meets in the Edna Green Room at McMartin House, 125 Gore St E. every Friday afternoon, officially starting at 12:30 P.M., to play social Bridge in a comfortable and friendly setting. In fact, many members like to get there an hour or two early and play Bridge with friends prior to the formal four hand bridge game competitions that start at 12:30. There are five rounds of four-hand Bridge, with scores recorded for each individual and their partners at each table. The winners at each table rotate to the next table. There are small prizes for the persons with the highest individual score, the second highest, and the lowest. Prizes are also awarded for the overall winner for the year.
http://www.perthseniors.ca/cal2/Calendar.asp

I Ought to Be in Pictures

2:00pm
Jun 24-Jul 17. 2pm on Wed-Sun, 8pm on Wed, Thurs, Sat.
Neil Simon’s I Ought to be in Pictures (June 24 to July 17) is a heartfelt comedy about a father and daughter rebuilding their relationship after years of disconnection.
Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance (starting Jun 26).
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Celebrate Canada Day at Conlon Farm

4:30pm
Perth Town Council will host the annual Celebrate Canada Day festivities at Conlon Farm Recreation Complex. Although most of the evening’s activities will stay the same, there are a few changes this year.
The Kiwanis Club will join us once again to host the Old Fashioned Kids’ Games on the soccer fields. Registration takes place there at 4:30pm and the races start at 5pm. Regulars should note that the Bicycle Parade is not happening this year. There are races, however, for single runners, 3-legged race, sack race, egg-on-a-spoon and shoe toss. Ribbons and prizes are available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! The volunteers of the Kiwanis Club have been joining us for many years on Canada Day; we welcome and thank them for continuing this tradition of family fun!
Council will host their annual BBQ from outside the chalet, 6-8pm. Hamburgers, hotdogs and canned drinks are available at great prices. Come say hello to your councilors as they work hard cooking for the masses! Other food items and drinks will be available from inside the chalet, at Koach’s Korner.
New to us this year is the Tennant Family, who will orchestrate the entertainment from the Main Stage, beginning at 6:30pm. It’s a big job for sound technician Adam Tennant, stage director Lucas Tennant, accompanied by Sue Tennant and Steve Tennant, and they’ve put together a great musical line-up for the evening. Neville Wells performs country music at 6:35pm; the Inverted Seven perform at 7:20pm; Smith + Smith take the stage at 8:15pm, and the show is rounded out with Ivory Quintet at 9:05.
Master of Ceremonies and Town Crier extraordinaire, Brent McLaren, will keep the stage show flowing smoothly, with greetings from Mayor John Fenik at 8pm, followed by serving of the FREE Canada Day Cake, and the singing of our National Anthem at 9:55pm, led by both Shelley and Brent McLaren. Whether French, English, old lyrics or new – join us in paying tribute to 149th birthday of this great land! Can you believe that in 2016, Perth turns 200 – 51 years older than our country?! How’s that for history?
At 10pm sharp, the Perth Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association will launch the fireworks show. We’ve always maintained that for a very small community, our volunteers put on a great pyrotechnical display! This year will be no exception; please consider making a donation at the gates, as the funding offsets the cost of the show and other important activities for youth in our community.
We couldn’t offer this event without our generous sponsors! Again, the Department of Canadian Heritage supports our Canada Day show with a financial contribution. Thanks also to the great people at Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer for providing the much-loved, massive 3’x6’ flag cake that everyone enjoys!
July 1st will be a great start to the long holiday weekend! Plan to bring your family to Conlon Farm for the celebrations. Bring a lawn chair, bug spray for dusk and enjoy the playground and splash pad throughout the evening. For further information on Perth’s July 1st plans, continue to check the Perth Tourism Facebook page, or call 613-267-3311. Happy Canada Day to all!

Canada Day Celebration

Fallbrook Baseball Diamond, Fallbrook
www.tayvalleytwp.ca

Lonely Ghosts Walk at Matheson House

7:00pm
Throughout 200 years of the town’s history, the unsettled spirits of Perth refuse to go quietly into that good night until their stories are told. Hear their new tales this season every Friday evening at 8pm from July 1 to August 26 for this family-friendly hour-long ghost walk through Perth’s historic streets.
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E., Perth
1-877-283-1283
www.classictheatre.ca

McDonald’s Corners Farmers’ Market

MERA Schoolhouse grounds, McDonald’s Corners
www.lanarklocalflavour.ca/node/121

Summer Sale

Check out the summer sale on clothing, footware, jewelry and handbags at Fall River Fashion.
33 Gore St., Perth

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Blues & Company at Golden Arrow

9:00pm
Live music.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
613-267-4500
goldenarrowpub.com

Annual Perth Antique Show

10:00am – 4:00pm
Art, china, glass, silver, textiles, jewellery, brass, tools, furniture, folk art, architectural accessories, and popular retro and nostalgic collectibles. Cost: $7.
26 Beckwith St E., Perth
Perth Legion
613.283.5270
rcl244@ymail.com
www.perthantiqueshow.com

Perth Through the Ages: Historic Walking Tour

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200 history in 2016. Perfect for the whole family!
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price.
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E, Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Perth Paddle-Fest

July 1: 12pm (noon) – July 2: 12pm (noon the following day)
Paddle to Perth Basin, games, BBQ and more,
Perth Outfitters, Perth
21 Craig St, Perth
karibruun@gmail.com
www.perthoutfitters.com

Pie in the sky

Highway 7, County Road 36

Summer Sale

Check out the summer sale on clothing, footware, jewelry and handbags at Fall River Fashion.
33 Gore St., Perth

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Annual Perth Antique Show

10:00am – 4:00pm
Art, china, glass, silver, textiles, jewellery, brass, tools, furniture, folk art, architectural accessories, and popular retro and nostalgic collectibles. Cost: $7.
26 Beckwith St E., Perth
Perth Legion
613.283.5270
rcl244@ymail.com
www.perthantiqueshow.com

Perth Through the Ages: Historic Walking Tour

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200 history in 2016. Perfect for the whole family!
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price.
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E, Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Summer Sale

Check out the summer sale on clothing, footware, jewelry and handbags at Fall River Fashion.
33 Gore St., Perth

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 01:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 1 – 3

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


Movies under the stars – First of the year.

6:00pm – 12:00am (Midnight)
This week’s movie is Zootopia sponsored by Hunt & Dopson Insurance Group Inc. This week’s community partner is Community Enhancement Association. Come out for the pre-show activities: Little Ray’s Reptiles Show 7pm – 8pm, Canada Tattoos and facepainting, and colour the streets with sidewalk chalk. Free Admission (donations appreciated). Hotdogs, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Chips and Drinks. Bring a blanket or a chair.
The event will be cancelled if it rains.
For more information check out the facebook page, moviesunderthestarssmithsfalls
visit: www.togethersmithsfalls.com

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

10:00am – 5:00pm
The 2016 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place of the Canada Day Weekend, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you.
For more information
Contact: Sherry Rogers
Phone: 613-928-3041
Email: svallent@ripnet.com
Website: www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Lost Stations of Eastern Ontario

10:00am – 4:00pm
When the railways began to push through the countryside more than 150 years ago, it was thought that the small rural communities would be forever linked by iron and steel. Today much of what remains of the fated railway lines are the lonely stations peeking out of the overgrown rural countryside of Eastern Ontario. Come discover the Lost Stations at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario,
90 William St. W.
www.rmeo.org

Great Canadian history quiz

10:30am – 4:30pm
On Canada’s Birthday and the 35th Anniversary of the museum, we invite you to come challenge your Canadian and local history trivia. Receive a free gift as a reward. The museum will also be offering lawn games, a Victorian photo stations and butter and baking demonstrations. The demonstrations will take place at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special $2.00 admission.
Heritage House Museum, Call 613-283-6311 for more information or visit us on facebook HeritageHouseMuseum
Contact: Hailey Burns
613-283-6311
heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Canada Day @ Lower Reach Park

3:30pm – 10:00pm
Come out to Lower Reach Park on Canada and enjoy the festivities like:
Bike Decorating Contest/Parade – Registration 3:30pm at the M&M Mall on Brockville Street. Crime Stopper will lead a parade at 4:00pm to Lower Reach Park for judges and prizes being awarded during Opening Ceremonies.
Strawberry Shortcakes – 2:30 pm – 5:00pm – Sponsored by Mills Community Support
Opening Ceremonies at 5:00pm
Saunder Country Critters Exotic Animal Show – 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Curator will introduce the crowd to a variety of exotic animals including kangaroos, skunks, etc. Also a petting zoo and bunny pen will be available.
Free Kids Activities in the Kinsmen Pavilion – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Face Painting, Tattoos & Games, etc. – Provided by Child Development Center
Be sure to bring swimsuits and towels for the splash pad or other water fun for the children.
Food Vendors – Kinsmen Club will be serving up their full menu in Kinsmen Pavilion. There will be a Lions Club chip wagon; Together Smiths Falls Concession stand run by Smiths Falls District Youth Centre (SFDYC) will be serving popcorn, hot dogs, hambergers, cotton candy, pops and chips.
“Refreshment” Garden provided by the Kinsmen
Smiths Falls Firefighter Association will be on site with aerial truck.
Vendors providing information booths and items for sale.
Spectacular Firework Show at 9:30pm

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Downtown Farmers’ Market

8:00am – 1:00pm
Join us outside Davidson Courtyard on Russell St. W. on Saturday mornings throughout the summer to enjoy farm-fresh products and locally crafted items

Yoga in the Park

9:00am – 9:45am
Come out Sunday mornings for a FREE yoga class along the canal. Hosted by Yoga & Wellness. Weather permitting. Centennial Park

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

10:00am – 5:00pm
The 2016 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place of the Canada Day Weekend, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you.
For more information contact
Contact: Sherry Rogers
Phone: 613-928-3041
Email: svallent@ripnet.com
Website: www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Kaleidoscope of Victorian Coloured Glass Exhibition

10:30am – 4:30pm
Kaleidoscope of Victorian Coloured Glass Exhibition – Join the Museum for a breath taking display of art glass with a vast array of colours and techniques. The colourful glass pieces from the Byington Collection focus on the period 1850 -1910, where the experimentation with decoration, techniques and materials brought creativity in glass production to its peak. This is an opportunity to see rare and beautiful pieces from a sixty year private collection. Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Exhibition Hours 10:30 – 4:30 Daily – Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.smithsfalls.ca/heritagehouse. Contact: Carol Miller
613-283-6311
heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Canada Day with Turpin’s Trail

11:00am – 3:00pm
The Railway Museum is firing up the diesel locomotive so hop on board!
Climb aboard a 1940s caboose to discover what it’s like to be pulled by a first-generation diesel engine. Take a ride on our extended track.
Tickets – $5 for ages 7+ years and $3 for ages 3-6 years
Admission to the Museum is always free on Train Ride Days. Explore the trains and our beautiful 1912 railway station!
Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
90 William St. W., Smiths Falls
info@rmeo.org
613-283-5696
www.rmeo.org

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Car Seat Clinic

10:00am – 1:00pm
Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 leading cause of injury and death in children and statistics show that as many as 93% of children are not riding in a car seat or booster that is correctly installed, properly used, appropriate for their age. Come on out and have your child’s car seat installation checked by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and maybe learn a trick or two about how to get that seat tight. Let us help make sure that your child(ren) are riding as safe as possible every single time.
Canadian Tire Smiths Falls
No registration required.

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

10:00am – 4:00pm
The 2016 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place of the Canada Day Weekend, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you.
For more information contact
Contact: Sherry Rogers
Phone: 613-928-3041
Email: svallent@ripnet.com
Website: www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com









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Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 15 – 17

Thursday, July 14, 2016 @ 02:07 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 15 – 17

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


FRIDAY, JULY 15

The Art of Self Care

You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts
Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.
See the full schedule below.
To register, respond here or to info@centreforcreativelearning.com, or visit us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com
We’d love to see you!
The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport
Grist Mill, Westport, ON
Contact :
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
613-331-0781
Friday
7:00 – 8:00 Welcome social
8:00 – 9:00 Fun with Zumba

SATURDAY, JULY 16

North Crosby Heritage Festival

10:00am – 4:00pm
Tell Your Friends: Westport celebrates heritage
at the North Crosby Community Centre, music, BBQ, heritage displays, demonstrations, children’s “old fashioned” games, storytelling and more. Join us as we explore the history of North Crosby, Westport and Newboro. Share your personal artifacts for others to enjoy. Check the Heritage Day Facebook page for a “trivia contest” and details of this event.
The Westport Heritage Festival features a select group of quality vendors selling art, crafts, gifts and food.
“The event celebrates our success as a village and as a community. Westport is a vibrant, vigorous town,” said Thacker. The festival provides a chance to showcase the area to new people coming from Ottawa and Kingston.
“Each year we marvel at the number of people that return. It’s been said before; nobody’s a stranger very long in Westport.”
Event organizers say that the festival may join other groups and become part of a larger committee for the celebrations of Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.
Westport Heritage Day Festival Committee, Westport
Contact Barb Lavoie for more information or to bring your items to this event by phone: 613-273-8177 or e-mail: belavoie@kingston.net

The Art of Self Care

You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts
Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.
See the full schedule below.
To register, respond here or to info@centreforcreativelearning.com, or visit us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com
We’d love to see you!
The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport
Grist Mill, Westport, ON
Contact :
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
613-331-0781
Saturday
All – 9:30 – 10:30
Cheryl Shurtliffe
Relax and Remember (Body Memory)
We begin the day with this brief workshop to get your energy flowing through gentle movement and complete it with a meditative memory retention exercise.
10:30 – 10:45 – Break
10:45 – 12:30
Cheryl Shurtliffe and Zach Weese
The Courage of Compassion
In this workshop you will learn the correlations between courage and self-compassion. With this key component life flows with passion and excitement. Without out it… anxiety and depression. You will come away with strategies and tips to help renew your hope that change is not only attainable but occurs in ways you least expect.
Some of the key points will be having the courage to take a chance and having the courage to be who you are. You will benefit by being inspired and confident to practice self care on a regular basis.
OR
10:45 – 12:30
Andrea Myers
Embodied Goddess – Connecting with Our Bodies
In this workshop you will learn how to reconnect with your body and why it is so critical to our health, especially as women. In the second half of the workshop we will move our bodies in a wonderfully invigorating fusion fitness class that includes dance, yoga-style stretching and Pilates! No experience necessary and appropriate for all fitness levels. Please bring a yoga mat (if you have one), workout clothes, water and running shoes.
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:30
Ginger Pharand and Angela Elster
Journeying: Your Dreams and Creativity
We will guide you to a deeper understanding of the power of dreams as the voice of your unconscious – how dreams serve as a guide to reaching your potential and finding your purpose. You will be provided with tools to help you remember and document your dreams. Then, through music and other forms of creative expression, we will have fun discovering new ways to tap into and actualize the personalized resources of our nightminds while awake.
OR
1:30 – 3:30
Individual 30 minute sessions with
Zach – Nutrition
Andrea – Thai Massage
Cheryl – Hypnosis
4:00 – 7:00
Boat Tour

Slocan Ramblers

8:00pm – 11:00pm
cost: $15
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636

Head Over Heals

6:00pm – 9:00pm
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636

SUNDAY, JULY 17

Shootout Fishing League

Town of Rideau Ferry, Ontario Weigh-in at the Shipwreck Restaurant Parking on Site/Park Usage Fee $7.00(RVCA)
Bas Tournament
Big Rideau Lake
www.shootoutseries.ca

The Art of Self Care

You are cordially invited to join us in beautiful Westport at the Grist Mill this weekend, July 15-17, for three days of transformation — and fun!
Yoga ~ Meditation ~ Thai Massage ~ Dream Analysis ~Fitness ~ Expressive Arts
Enrol for the entire weekend for only $75 or choose Self Care à la carte and attend any single session for $15.
See the full schedule below.
To register, respond here or to info@centreforcreativelearning.com, or visit us at www.centreforcreativelearning.com
We’d love to see you!
The Art of Self Care: a transformational weekend in Westport
Grist Mill, Westport, ON
Contact :
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
613-331-0781
Sunday
10:00 – 12:00
Andrea Myers & Zach Weese
Yoga & Meditation to Help You Survive Modern Life
In this two-hour workshop, learn why meditation is so important in today’s hectic world, and learn meditation techniques that you can use in your everyday life. In the second half of the workshop, experience a wonderfully restorative yoga-style stretching and relaxation class. Please bring workout clothes and a yoga mat if you have one.
OR
10:00 – 12:00
Cheryl Shurtliffe
The High Cost of Burnout
In this workshop Cheryl Shurtliffe shares her personal journey through the depths of burnout, the signs and symptoms, the price one pays when ignoring these signs, tips for regaining control and strategies for recovery to a happier and healthier future because of burnout.
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and break
2:00 – 3:30
Laughter Yoga!
End the weekend with this exploration of joy!!!

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 8 – 10

Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 06:07 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 8 – 10

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


FRIDAY, JULY 8

Art in the Barn

5:00pm – 8:00pm
For the last five years original works of art have been available directly from the artists at Art in the Barn and this year it’s back again. The 6th annual Art in the Barn, hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, returns to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn located 4 miles south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Last year Art in the Barn featured even more artists by adding the Main Hall to the festive event. This year they are adding a silent auction to spark visitor’s interest even further. With an eclectic mix of original artwork including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, and artisans showing pottery, quilting, stained glass and bird carvings, visitors will be sure to find a rare piece that speaks to them. The introduction of the People’s Choice Award last year was a great success and will be continued this year. A food vendor and picnic area will also be available for visitors’ comfort.
There is ample free parking and admission is free.
Lombardy Agricultural Barn, Lombardy Fairgrounds
For more info, visit our website at www.rideaulakesartists.com or visit us on Facebook. See you at the Barn!

SATURDAY, JULY 9

Downtown Farmers’ Market

8:00am – 1:00pm
Join us outside Davidson Courtyard on Russell St. W. on Saturday mornings throughout the summer to enjoy farm-fresh products and locally crafted items

Cuts 4 You(th)

9:00am – 2:00pm
Precision Hair Design
Fundraiser for the Smiths Falls Youth Centre
Walk ins only!
Regular Cuts Only
BBQ – Activities – Music & More
First come first serve
$10 – All proceeds to support our local youth
270 Brockville St., Smiths Falls

Art in the Barn

10:00am – 4:00pm
For the last five years original works of art have been available directly from the artists at Art in the Barn and this year it’s back again. The 6th annual Art in the Barn, hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, returns to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn located 4 miles south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Last year Art in the Barn featured even more artists by adding the Main Hall to the festive event. This year they are adding a silent auction to spark visitor’s interest even further. With an eclectic mix of original artwork including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, and artisans showing pottery, quilting, stained glass and bird carvings, visitors will be sure to find a rare piece that speaks to them. The introduction of the People’s Choice Award last year was a great success and will be continued this year. A food vendor and picnic area will also be available for visitors’ comfort.
There is ample free parking and admission is free.
Lombardy Agricultural Barn, Lombardy Fairgrounds
For more info, visit our website at www.rideaulakesartists.com or visit us on Facebook. See you at the Barn!

Parade of Horses

Parade of Horses throught the town of Smiths Falls, in celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Lombardy Fair in August of 2016. We hope to have as many types of horses as possible ranging from draft horses, carriage horses and saddle horses down to ponies and miniatures as well. The parade to form at the north end of Smiths Falls adjacent to the Community Centre and from there we proceed downtown and return to the same location.

Charity BBQ for Everly Mae

11:00am – 2:00pm
Everly Mae was born with two very rare disorders. The first, CCHS or Congenial Central Hypoventilation Syndrome and second condition is a glucagon malfunction, which remains a rare, medical mystery. Although Everley is getting the very best treatment possible at CHEO, she and her parents, Sarah and Jordan, have to travel to the United States for further testing where they will hopefully learn how they can help deal with this very serious issue.
To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Lombardy Fair, this Saturday, July 9th at 1 p.m., a parade of 150 horses will pass right by Arlie’s Books at 32 Market St. in Downtown Smiths Falls. We’ll be running a charity BBQ in front of Arlie’s from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., passing out freezies and collecting donations to help offset the considerable expenses Everley’s parents have faced (and will continue to face) while they try to help their little girl.
Please help support Everley, a local Lombardy girl, while celebrating this historic Lombardy Fair milestone.

Painting in the Garden

1:00pm – 4:00pm
An afternoon filled with painting, tasty treats, tea, friends and fun! Painting (floral) led by local artist Jenine McCann.
Heritage House Museum Smiths Falls

SUNDAY, JULY 10

Art in the Barn

10:00am – 4:00pm
For the last five years original works of art have been available directly from the artists at Art in the Barn and this year it’s back again. The 6th annual Art in the Barn, hosted by the Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association, returns to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Fairgrounds Barn located 4 miles south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly’s Road. Last year Art in the Barn featured even more artists by adding the Main Hall to the festive event. This year they are adding a silent auction to spark visitor’s interest even further. With an eclectic mix of original artwork including watercolour, acrylic, oil, batik and mixed media paintings, and artisans showing pottery, quilting, stained glass and bird carvings, visitors will be sure to find a rare piece that speaks to them. The introduction of the People’s Choice Award last year was a great success and will be continued this year. A food vendor and picnic area will also be available for visitors’ comfort.
There is ample free parking and admission is free.
For more info, visit our website at www.rideaulakesartists.com or visit us on Facebook. See you at the Barn!
Lombardy Agricultural Barn, Lombardy Fairgrounds

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 05:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Westport & Rideau Lakes weekend guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JULY 1

Canada Day Celebrationd

Canda Day Celebrations in Westport The fun starts in Westport at 1 PM with opening ceremonies at The Rideau District Museum followed by a bicycle parade for the kids. Activities then move to the Lions Club Beach where there are Air Castles, Food and entertainment. No Canada Day would be complete without fireworks and the show at the beach is nothing short of spectacular. And, the entertainment is all free!

Canada Day with Turpin’s Trail

The Cove
2 Bedford Street, Westport-on-the-Rideau
613.273.3636
info@coveinn.com
www.coveinn.com

18th Annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

1st and 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district, it features paintings, candles, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
Rideau Lakes Area
613-928-3041
rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

SATURDAY, JULY 2

18th Annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

1st and 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district, it features paintings, candles, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
Rideau Lakes Area
613-928-3041
rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Jeff Callery

7:00pm – 10:00pm
Folk/rock from Brockville.
Live Music. Cost: 10$
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636
info@coveinn.com
www.coveinn.com
www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

SUNDAY, JULY 3

18th Annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

1st and 2nd: 10:00am – 5:00pm
3rd: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district, it features paintings, candles, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres.
Rideau Lakes Area
613-928-3041
rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Head Over Heels

12:30pm – 3:30pm
Folk/country/rock from Gananoque, with vocal/guitar duo Kevin Head & Miss V.
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street, Westport
613.273.3636
info@coveinn.com
www.coveinn.com

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 05:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JUNE 24

Pakenham Fireman’s Breakfast

7:00am – 11:00am
Pakenham Firehall
613-256-1589
Pascal Meunier
pmeunier@mississippimills.ca
www.mississippimills.ca/en/live/fire.asp?_mid_=15947

Canada Day

Family BBQ, Entertainment. Live Entertainment: Terry Tufts, Judge a Book, Kelly Prescott, The Split, Fireworks at Dusk!
Gemmill Park Behind Community Ctr
182 Bridge St., Almonte, ON K0A 1A0
613-256-1077
www.exploremississippimills.ca

Canada Day Celebrations

8:00am
Almonte Canoe Race, Downtown Antique Car Show & Canada Day Celebrations
Gemmill Park, Almonte
613.256.1077
www.exploremississippimills.ca

Antique Car Show

11:00am – 3:00pm
Mill St., Almonte
613.256.1077
www.downtownalmonte.ca

Verdigris and Threads: A woven copper and thread exhibit

From July 1st til July 16th
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
613.256.3754 | www.mvtm.ca

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Almonte Farmers’ Market

8:30am – 12:30pm
Library Grounds, Almonte
For more information find us on Facebook or visit our websit
www.almontefarmersmarket.ca

Tea On The Lawn

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Our menu features an assortment of homemade tea breads with steeped tea or ice cold lemonade.
$5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
Ramsay Women’s Institute has been serving Tea on the Lawn at the Mill of Kintail during the summer for over 50 years. The tranquil setting of the Indian River, delicious homemade tea breads, and properly steeped tea in china cups and frosted glasses of lemonade is a tradition worth saving.
Every Wednesday and Saturday afternoon in July and August from 2:00 to 4:00, Institute members invite you to enjoy a relaxing time with friends and family on the grounds beside the museum. The maple trees provide a shady respite from the summer sun, and the background sound of the flowing Indian River water is all the music you need.
Mill of Kintail, Almonte
613.256.3610
www.ramsaywi.ca/tea-on-the-lawn.html

Back Forty Artisan Cheese Shop Grand Opening at Back Forty Artisan Cheese

10:00am – 4:00pm
Their new Creamery & Cheese Shop is located on their farm in Mississippi Station, just fifteen minutes north of Highway 7 at Maberly, and will be open Saturdays, from July through Sept.
In addition to the small-scale cheese factory they built last year, owners Jeff and Jenna Fenwick now have a tasting room and cheese shop. The tasting room has large viewing windows into the cheese kitchen, and will be a space where visitors can come and enjoy weekly specials (including specialty grilled cheeses!) and also purchase fresh curd, farm products, and of course Back Forty’s regular line of cheeses as well.
In addition to their own products, their Grand Opening on July 2 will feature a localbrewery and a wine producer, as well as Mike McKenzie from Seed to Sausage who will be serving up his products on the grill.
Back Forty Artisan Cheese
Mississippi Station
613-287-7011
artisancheese.ca

Verdigris and Threads: A woven copper and thread exhibit

From July 1st til July 16th
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
613.256.3754 | www.mvtm.ca

SUNDAY, JUNE 26

Strawberry Social at Cedar Hill Schoolhouse

The Friends of Cedar Hill Schoolhouse are delighted to invite you to their annual Strawberry Social, in the historic one-room schoolhouse.
In operation until the 1960s, the heritage building is 140 years old this year, and still retains its original character and features such as the teacher’s desk and slate blackboards. The delicious menu includes local strawberries, whipped cream or ice cream, cake (including gluten-free option) and beverages. All proceeds go towards preservation of this wonderful heritage structure. Cost: $6
Cedar Hill
270 Cedar Hill Side Rd., Pakenham
613.256.1077 x 36
613.256.2830
stevens.kathryna@gmail.com

Verdigris and Threads: A woven copper and thread exhibit

From July 1st til July 16th
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, Almonte
613.256.3754 | www.mvtm.ca

Carleton Place weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 04:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Carleton Place weekend guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JULY 1

Carleton Place Canada Day Celebrations

12:00pm – 10:00pm
Join us at Riverside Park for a full day of activities and music for the whole family!
Main Stage Line-up
12:00pm CP Community Band
1:00pm Opening Ceremonies
1:15pm – 2:15pm Vallee
2:30pm – 3:30pm Andrew McDougall
3:45pm – 4:45pm Jimmy Tri-tone
5:00pm – 6:00pm Rainwater Whiskey
6:15pm – 7:15pm Brock Zeman
7:30pm – 8:30pm Blues & Company
8:45pm – 9:45pm The Diplomats
Event Attractions
Petting zoo & pony rides sponsored by Luxart Homes
Air bouncers & Games
Vendor’s Alley
CP Express Train sponsored by Valley Granite & Tile
Bingo (18+) Presented by Carleton Place Civitan Club
6:30pm – 7:15pm Hockey Circus Street Show
7:00pm – 10:00pm Youth Beach Dance
9:45pm Musical Fireworks Display
Free golf shuttles from parking lots – sponsored by Morrow Auto
For more information, or to become a vendor, please contact Jessica Smith at 613-257-1704 or jsmith@carletonplace.ca
Riverside Park, Carleton Place
613.257.1704
www.carletonplace.ca

Ballroom and Latin Dance Social

8:00pm – 10:30pm
Join us at Tanya and Rick’s 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.
trds.tania.munro@gmail.com
Tania and Rick’s Dance Studio
55 Lansdowne Ave, Carleton Place

DJ Whisper

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

SATURDAY, JULY 2 

Carleton Place Farmers’ Market

8:30am – 12:30pm
Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Or how about home made preserves and baking? Or maybe hand made crafts and artwork? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be! We pride ourselves on having only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.
Fresh produce, meats, fish, fruit, herbs, plants, honey, maple syrup, preserves, baked goods, prepared dinners and arts and design ware.
7 Beckwith St., Carleton Place
cpfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

It’s going to be a heck of a yard sale!

8:30am – 12:30pm
This Saturday at the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market you are invited to join in the yard sale. Not only are you invited but Carleton Place Farmers’ Market Vendors are going to join in too and sell some of their yard sale items too. A 10 x 10 space in the parking lot is $10 you bring your own table/chairs/canopy. Check in and pay Darrylene from My Hobby Farm, day of to obtain where is set up space. Please book ahead.
Please note – yard sale stuff only. IE. No plants, baking, crafts or stuff that the Carleton Place Market sells.
darrlenes123@gmail.com
7 Beckwith St., Carleton Place
cpfarmersmarket.wordpress.com

Queens Live Music

4:00pm – 8:00pm
Live local band
Queen’s Hotel
142 Bridge St, Carleton Place

Acoustic Saturdays

9:00pm – 1:00am
The Waterfont Gastropub presents acoustic Saturdays
The Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St, Carleton Place

Music at the Moose

The Thirsty Moose have great live local music
Thirsty Moose Pub & Eatery The
20 Bridge St, Carleton Place

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Blues w/Barry Buse & Redneck Limousine at Waterfront Gastropub

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Waterfront Gastropub
12 Bell St., Carleton Place
613-257-5755
thewaterfrontgastropub.ca/

Perth weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 02:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: July 1 – 3

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


FRIDAY, JULY 1

Perth Farmers’ Market

8:00am – 1:00pm
THE PERTH FARMERS’ MARKET takes place every Saturday morning between May 7th and October 8th, 2016, in the Tay Basin Parking Lot and around the Crystal Palace. Vendors are set-up between 8am and 1pm and offer fresh, local, organic in-season produce, plants, preserves, meat, home baking, and tons of other goodies. The Market also offers artisans and crafts, jewellry, entertainment occasionally and chance to have breakfast at the Piggin’ Out Market Cafe. This is a great way to spend a Saturday morning, getting to know your local producers in the heart of downtown Perth!

Brian Downey

9:00pm – 11:55pm
Come to the Golden Arrow Pub and listen Brian Downey play music.
goldenarrowpub.com

Heritage Mica Days Canada Day at the Beach

10:00am – 2:00pm
Heritage Mica Days will be celebrating Canada Day with a hot dog BBQ, Canada Day cake and music provided by the Richmond Ramblers Bluegrass band. We will be giving out complimentary ice cream coupons to anyone who is dressed up in red and white or in heritage costume (how about a heritage bathing suit?). Also for your enjoyment, there will be, story readings, face painting, and rope bridge building.
Heritage Mica Days takes place at Murphys Point Provincial Park located about 20 minutes southwest of Perth and easily accessed by County Road 21 (Elm Grove Road) Driving directions and information about all Heritage Mica Days events are available on our website, heritagemicadays.ca or call Katie at 613-267-5353 x133 for additional information. Heritage Mica Days is a program of the Friends of Murphys Point Park, a registered non-profit charity that formed in 1995. It works in cooperation with Ontario Parks and is one of dozens of Friends organizations throughout the province.

Perth Through the Ages: Historic Walking Tour

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200 history in 2016. Perfect for the whole family!
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price.
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E, Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Perth Paddle-Fest

July 1: 12pm (noon) – July 2: 12pm (noon the following day)
Paddle to Perth Basin, games, BBQ and more,
Perth Outfitters, Perth
21 Craig St, Perth
karibruun@gmail.com
www.perthoutfitters.com

Bridge Club-McMartin House

12:30pm
THE FRIDAY AFTERNOON BRIDGE CLUB meets in the Edna Green Room at McMartin House, 125 Gore St E. every Friday afternoon, officially starting at 12:30 P.M., to play social Bridge in a comfortable and friendly setting. In fact, many members like to get there an hour or two early and play Bridge with friends prior to the formal four hand bridge game competitions that start at 12:30. There are five rounds of four-hand Bridge, with scores recorded for each individual and their partners at each table. The winners at each table rotate to the next table. There are small prizes for the persons with the highest individual score, the second highest, and the lowest. Prizes are also awarded for the overall winner for the year.
http://www.perthseniors.ca/cal2/Calendar.asp

I Ought to Be in Pictures

2:00pm
Jun 24-Jul 17. 2pm on Wed-Sun, 8pm on Wed, Thurs, Sat.
Neil Simon’s I Ought to be in Pictures (June 24 to July 17) is a heartfelt comedy about a father and daughter rebuilding their relationship after years of disconnection.
Pre-show Talks explain the history, story, background, and social/cultural context of the play and playwright and are included with the price of your ticket. Pre-show Talks are presented at 1:30pm before each matinee, and at 7:30pm before each evening performance (starting Jun 26).
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Celebrate Canada Day at Conlon Farm

4:30pm
Perth Town Council will host the annual Celebrate Canada Day festivities at Conlon Farm Recreation Complex. Although most of the evening’s activities will stay the same, there are a few changes this year.
The Kiwanis Club will join us once again to host the Old Fashioned Kids’ Games on the soccer fields. Registration takes place there at 4:30pm and the races start at 5pm. Regulars should note that the Bicycle Parade is not happening this year. There are races, however, for single runners, 3-legged race, sack race, egg-on-a-spoon and shoe toss. Ribbons and prizes are available for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place! The volunteers of the Kiwanis Club have been joining us for many years on Canada Day; we welcome and thank them for continuing this tradition of family fun!
Council will host their annual BBQ from outside the chalet, 6-8pm. Hamburgers, hotdogs and canned drinks are available at great prices. Come say hello to your councilors as they work hard cooking for the masses! Other food items and drinks will be available from inside the chalet, at Koach’s Korner.
New to us this year is the Tennant Family, who will orchestrate the entertainment from the Main Stage, beginning at 6:30pm. It’s a big job for sound technician Adam Tennant, stage director Lucas Tennant, accompanied by Sue Tennant and Steve Tennant, and they’ve put together a great musical line-up for the evening. Neville Wells performs country music at 6:35pm; the Inverted Seven perform at 7:20pm; Smith + Smith take the stage at 8:15pm, and the show is rounded out with Ivory Quintet at 9:05.
Master of Ceremonies and Town Crier extraordinaire, Brent McLaren, will keep the stage show flowing smoothly, with greetings from Mayor John Fenik at 8pm, followed by serving of the FREE Canada Day Cake, and the singing of our National Anthem at 9:55pm, led by both Shelley and Brent McLaren. Whether French, English, old lyrics or new – join us in paying tribute to 149th birthday of this great land! Can you believe that in 2016, Perth turns 200 – 51 years older than our country?! How’s that for history?
At 10pm sharp, the Perth Volunteer Fire Fighters’ Association will launch the fireworks show. We’ve always maintained that for a very small community, our volunteers put on a great pyrotechnical display! This year will be no exception; please consider making a donation at the gates, as the funding offsets the cost of the show and other important activities for youth in our community.
We couldn’t offer this event without our generous sponsors! Again, the Department of Canadian Heritage supports our Canada Day show with a financial contribution. Thanks also to the great people at Barnabe’s Your Independent Grocer for providing the much-loved, massive 3’x6’ flag cake that everyone enjoys!
July 1st will be a great start to the long holiday weekend! Plan to bring your family to Conlon Farm for the celebrations. Bring a lawn chair, bug spray for dusk and enjoy the playground and splash pad throughout the evening. For further information on Perth’s July 1st plans, continue to check the Perth Tourism Facebook page, or call 613-267-3311. Happy Canada Day to all!

Canada Day Celebration

Fallbrook Baseball Diamond, Fallbrook
www.tayvalleytwp.ca

Lonely Ghosts Walk at Matheson House

7:00pm
Throughout 200 years of the town’s history, the unsettled spirits of Perth refuse to go quietly into that good night until their stories are told. Hear their new tales this season every Friday evening at 8pm from July 1 to August 26 for this family-friendly hour-long ghost walk through Perth’s historic streets.
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E., Perth
1-877-283-1283
www.classictheatre.ca

McDonald’s Corners Farmers’ Market

MERA Schoolhouse grounds, McDonald’s Corners
www.lanarklocalflavour.ca/node/121

Summer Sale

Check out the summer sale on clothing, footware, jewelry and handbags at Fall River Fashion.
33 Gore St., Perth

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Blues & Company at Golden Arrow

9:00pm
Live music.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
613-267-4500
goldenarrowpub.com

Annual Perth Antique Show

10:00am – 4:00pm
Art, china, glass, silver, textiles, jewellery, brass, tools, furniture, folk art, architectural accessories, and popular retro and nostalgic collectibles. Cost: $7.
26 Beckwith St E., Perth
Perth Legion
613.283.5270
rcl244@ymail.com
www.perthantiqueshow.com

Perth Through the Ages: Historic Walking Tour

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200 history in 2016. Perfect for the whole family!
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price.
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E, Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Perth Paddle-Fest

July 1: 12pm (noon) – July 2: 12pm (noon the following day)
Paddle to Perth Basin, games, BBQ and more,
Perth Outfitters, Perth
21 Craig St, Perth
karibruun@gmail.com
www.perthoutfitters.com

Pie in the sky

Highway 7, County Road 36

Summer Sale

Check out the summer sale on clothing, footware, jewelry and handbags at Fall River Fashion.
33 Gore St., Perth

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Annual Perth Antique Show

10:00am – 4:00pm
Art, china, glass, silver, textiles, jewellery, brass, tools, furniture, folk art, architectural accessories, and popular retro and nostalgic collectibles. Cost: $7.
26 Beckwith St E., Perth
Perth Legion
613.283.5270
rcl244@ymail.com
www.perthantiqueshow.com

Perth Through the Ages: Historic Walking Tour

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages celebrates Perth’s past as our heritage town celebrates its 200 history in 2016. Perfect for the whole family!
$15; $12 for Classic Theatre Festival ticketholders (proof of purchase required); children aged 12 and under pay 50%-off adult price.
Matheson House
11 Gore St. E, Perth
1.877.283.1283
www.classictheatre.ca

Summer Sale

Check out the summer sale on clothing, footware, jewelry and handbags at Fall River Fashion.
33 Gore St., Perth

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 1 – 3

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 @ 01:06 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Smiths Falls weekend guide: July 1 – 3

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


Movies under the stars – First of the year.

6:00pm – 12:00am (Midnight)
This week’s movie is Zootopia sponsored by Hunt & Dopson Insurance Group Inc. This week’s community partner is Community Enhancement Association. Come out for the pre-show activities: Little Ray’s Reptiles Show 7pm – 8pm, Canada Tattoos and facepainting, and colour the streets with sidewalk chalk. Free Admission (donations appreciated). Hotdogs, Cotton Candy, Popcorn, Chips and Drinks. Bring a blanket or a chair.
The event will be cancelled if it rains.
For more information check out the facebook page, moviesunderthestarssmithsfalls
visit: www.togethersmithsfalls.com

FRIDAY, JULY 1

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

10:00am – 5:00pm
The 2016 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place of the Canada Day Weekend, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you.
For more information
Contact: Sherry Rogers
Phone: 613-928-3041
Email: svallent@ripnet.com
Website: www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Lost Stations of Eastern Ontario

10:00am – 4:00pm
When the railways began to push through the countryside more than 150 years ago, it was thought that the small rural communities would be forever linked by iron and steel. Today much of what remains of the fated railway lines are the lonely stations peeking out of the overgrown rural countryside of Eastern Ontario. Come discover the Lost Stations at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario,
90 William St. W.
www.rmeo.org

Great Canadian history quiz

10:30am – 4:30pm
On Canada’s Birthday and the 35th Anniversary of the museum, we invite you to come challenge your Canadian and local history trivia. Receive a free gift as a reward. The museum will also be offering lawn games, a Victorian photo stations and butter and baking demonstrations. The demonstrations will take place at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Open daily 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Special $2.00 admission.
Heritage House Museum, Call 613-283-6311 for more information or visit us on facebook HeritageHouseMuseum
Contact: Hailey Burns
613-283-6311
heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Canada Day @ Lower Reach Park

3:30pm – 10:00pm
Come out to Lower Reach Park on Canada and enjoy the festivities like:
Bike Decorating Contest/Parade – Registration 3:30pm at the M&M Mall on Brockville Street. Crime Stopper will lead a parade at 4:00pm to Lower Reach Park for judges and prizes being awarded during Opening Ceremonies.
Strawberry Shortcakes – 2:30 pm – 5:00pm – Sponsored by Mills Community Support
Opening Ceremonies at 5:00pm
Saunder Country Critters Exotic Animal Show – 5:00pm – 7:00pm – Curator will introduce the crowd to a variety of exotic animals including kangaroos, skunks, etc. Also a petting zoo and bunny pen will be available.
Free Kids Activities in the Kinsmen Pavilion – 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Face Painting, Tattoos & Games, etc. – Provided by Child Development Center
Be sure to bring swimsuits and towels for the splash pad or other water fun for the children.
Food Vendors – Kinsmen Club will be serving up their full menu in Kinsmen Pavilion. There will be a Lions Club chip wagon; Together Smiths Falls Concession stand run by Smiths Falls District Youth Centre (SFDYC) will be serving popcorn, hot dogs, hambergers, cotton candy, pops and chips.
“Refreshment” Garden provided by the Kinsmen
Smiths Falls Firefighter Association will be on site with aerial truck.
Vendors providing information booths and items for sale.
Spectacular Firework Show at 9:30pm

SATURDAY, JULY 2

Downtown Farmers’ Market

8:00am – 1:00pm
Join us outside Davidson Courtyard on Russell St. W. on Saturday mornings throughout the summer to enjoy farm-fresh products and locally crafted items

Yoga in the Park

9:00am – 9:45am
Come out Sunday mornings for a FREE yoga class along the canal. Hosted by Yoga & Wellness. Weather permitting. Centennial Park

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

10:00am – 5:00pm
The 2016 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place of the Canada Day Weekend, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you.
For more information contact
Contact: Sherry Rogers
Phone: 613-928-3041
Email: svallent@ripnet.com
Website: www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

Kaleidoscope of Victorian Coloured Glass Exhibition

10:30am – 4:30pm
Kaleidoscope of Victorian Coloured Glass Exhibition – Join the Museum for a breath taking display of art glass with a vast array of colours and techniques. The colourful glass pieces from the Byington Collection focus on the period 1850 -1910, where the experimentation with decoration, techniques and materials brought creativity in glass production to its peak. This is an opportunity to see rare and beautiful pieces from a sixty year private collection. Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, Exhibition Hours 10:30 – 4:30 Daily – Call 613-283-6311 for information or visit us www.smithsfalls.ca/heritagehouse. Contact: Carol Miller
613-283-6311
heritagehouse@smithsfalls.ca

Canada Day with Turpin’s Trail

11:00am – 3:00pm
The Railway Museum is firing up the diesel locomotive so hop on board!
Climb aboard a 1940s caboose to discover what it’s like to be pulled by a first-generation diesel engine. Take a ride on our extended track.
Tickets – $5 for ages 7+ years and $3 for ages 3-6 years
Admission to the Museum is always free on Train Ride Days. Explore the trains and our beautiful 1912 railway station!
Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario
90 William St. W., Smiths Falls
info@rmeo.org
613-283-5696
www.rmeo.org

SUNDAY, JULY 3

Car Seat Clinic

10:00am – 1:00pm
Motor Vehicle Crashes are the #1 leading cause of injury and death in children and statistics show that as many as 93% of children are not riding in a car seat or booster that is correctly installed, properly used, appropriate for their age. Come on out and have your child’s car seat installation checked by Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and maybe learn a trick or two about how to get that seat tight. Let us help make sure that your child(ren) are riding as safe as possible every single time.
Canadian Tire Smiths Falls
No registration required.

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

10:00am – 4:00pm
The 2016 Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour takes place of the Canada Day Weekend, July 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Rideau Lakes district, home of the historic Rideau Canal, a Unesco World Heritage Site. It features paintings, candles, quilts, pottery, cast stone sculptures, weaving and woodworking for your home and garden. Local churches will again be offering wonderful lunches. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 a.m. to 4p.m. on Sunday. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you.
For more information contact
Contact: Sherry Rogers
Phone: 613-928-3041
Email: svallent@ripnet.com
Website: www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com

"Come experience our world-class destination on the banks of the Rideau Canal"