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Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: November 25 – 27

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 11:11 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: November 25 – 27

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Violet Femmes Gala

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Girls night out of fine dining (w/Chef Kevin Ralph) & dancing (Renegade). Silent auction & raffle, host Sandra of KISS FM. In support of Interval House. Tickets $65 or $520 table of 8, online or by email. Wear purple!
Almonte Civitan Hall
500 Almonte St
brianne@lcih.com
613-257-3469×63
Lcih.org

Almonte Lectures: Past in a Digital Age

7:30pm
Randy Boswell, News, History and Memory: Rediscovering the Past in a Digital Age. Free; donations accepted.
Almonte United Church
106 Elgin St.
almontelectures.net

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Pakenham Country Christmas

9:00am – 5:00pm
Experience the true spirit of Christmas.
9am to 11am – Breakfast with Santa (Centennial Restaurant)
10am to 2pm – Letters to Santa and Childrens Craft Table (Pakenham Public School)
10am to 2pm – Craft Sale (Pakenham Public School)
10am to 2pm – Girl Guide Christmas Cafe (Pakenham Public School)
10am to 2pm – Have hot apple tea and cookies with Mrs. Claus and see local artists Kevin Dodds and Daisy Mae Lennox (Pakenham General Store)
11am to 2pm – Make your own Reindeer Food (5 Span Feed & Seed)
11am to 1pm – Candy Kebab Station (Nicholson’s)
11am to 2:30 – Tea Room (St. Marks Anglican Church)
11am to 3pm – Christmas Tea and Country Craft Making for Adults (Stonebridge Haven)
11:30 to 12:30 – Visit with Santa (Pakenham Public School)
3pm – Storytime (Nicholson’s)
4:30pm – Tree lighting and Caroling (Park at the Bridge by 5 Span Spuds)
Pakenham Public School
109 Jeanie St.
www.ucdsb.on.ca

Coins & Strings

3:00pm
Harpist Diana Marie & collection of the world’s rarest and coolest $2 coins at this Open House.
Alliance Coin & Banknote
88 Mill St., Almonte
sean@alliancecoin.com
613-256-6785
www.alliancecoin.com

High Times at the Heart Institute

7:00pm
Stone Fence Theatre raises money for Almonte General Hospital. The musical comedy was written by Ish Theilheimer, the company’s producer, and directed by Barry’s Bay resident Chantal Elie-Sernoskie. It celebrates Canada’s health care system and takes a humorous look at the subject of aging baby boomers coming to terms with mortality. Proceeds from the play go directly to the hospital. Cost: $25.66 plus tx.
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St
613-628-6600
stonefence.ca

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Trad Song Session

2:00pm – 4:00pm
The session follows the tradition of people gathering in a local pub to sing and play for their own pleasure. We emphasize simple traditional songs with choruses​ ​so that others can join in​​ – work songs, sea shanties, old gospel tunes and the like – most often unaccompanied​. The stronger singers lead and sing the verses and everyone joins in on the choruses.
To lead a song, you should pretty much know it by heart and the first​ couple of rounds are reserved for those who have prepared a chorus song. In later rounds, if there is time, we will hear the occasional ballad or other solo piece. Most of the songs come from the British Isles and North America but we welcome songs from other traditions as well contemporary classics that follow the traditional idiom.
For more information about the​ ​Trad Song session, including a brief discussion of what makes a song “traditional”, see shantyman.ca/TradSing or call David 613-355-5552.
The Barley Mow
79 Little Bridge Street,
dave@barleymow.com
613-256-5669
barleymow.com

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: November 18 – 20

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 07:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: November 18 – 20

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


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Close to Home Marketplace

10:00am – 3:00pm
Various local artisans. Glass, wood, author, jewellery and much more. Fundraiser for Almonte General Hospital & Fairview Manor Foundation
The old Fairview Manor
75 Spring St., behind the Hospital, Almonte
613-257-7894

Charity Auction

6:00pm
5pm Viewing & registration. 6pm Live auction hosted by Marty Truman. Items include travel vouchers (including a super one from Via Rail), hotel & restaurant packages, automotive services, power tools, hockey tickets & memorabilia, spa packages, …
Almonte Legion
100 Bridge St., Almonte
613-256-2142
www.trumanauctions.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

SRO Big Band Tea Dance

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Standing Room Only, Almonte’s own big band, is in its eleventh season. What’s a ‘tea dance’? Tea dances are afternoon dances that were popular in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, when big bands were king. They were generally held in hotels and, of course, always featured a live band. The well known Almonte-based 14-piece big band Standing Room Only (plus vocalist) has recreated the period atmosphere of the tea dance in a series of Sunday afternoon dances in Almonte’s beautiful and historic Old Town Hall. Featuring the vintage big band sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and many others, the series has been a great success. Doors open at 12:45pm. Dress is casual, but optional period dress (1920s-1940s) is encouraged. Cost: $14; $25 couple (cash only).
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St., Almonte
sro.teadances@sympatico.ca
613-692-5380
Srobigband.weebly.com

Selina Martin

4:30pm
Selina Martin and her band will feature songs from her latest CD — the critically acclaimed and Polaris-nominated caruso’s brain. Selina is a delightful performer — magic on the stage. Here are a couple of reviews: “Selina Martin’s new album i’ve been picking caruso’s brain; i think i have the information we need to make a new world is pretty much impossible to categorize. It has obvious elements of prog-rock, pop, and punk, but really all you have to know is that it’s cool as hell and you need to go and listen to it right now. Martin doesn’t sound like anyone else we’re hearing right now, so it’s no wonder she’s been compared to major innovators like Kate Bush and Talking Heads.” (Geyser Music). “If you want to see a show unlike any other, catch a performance from Selina Martin.” (London Free Press). Tickets for Selina’s concert are $20 and available at Baker Bob’s. This event will be licensed and you can also buy tasty treats from the North Market kitchen of Amanda Sears.
Carriageway Studios
65 Mill St., Almonte
613-624-5104
selinamartin.com

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: November 11 – 13

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: November 11 – 13

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


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Almonte Farmers’ Harvest Market

9:00am – 3:00pm
The regular merchants as well as a few extra guest vendors. You can expect the addition of some fine crafters, wool producers, local wine, and much more! Hot foods will be served up and great conversation will flow through the hall.
Almonte Community Centre
182 Bridge St., Almonte

SchoolBox Latin Fiesta

7:00pm
This year’s event will feature the red-hot Latin jazz fusion tunes of Azucar Jam (azucarjam.com) and celebrate SchoolBox’s 10th anniversary.
Food – Free Snacks
Bar – Beer, wine and other non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar)
Live Music by Azucar Jam
Silent Auction – Local and Central American items
Live Auction – A trip to Costa Rica, and more items to come!
*Remember to bring cash, credit card or your cheque books!
Get tickets in Almonte (at Equator Coffee, Baker Bob’s), and in Westboro (Equator).
Cost: $22; $20 adv; $15 students; under 13 free
Almonte Civitan Hall
500 Almonte St., Almonte

The PepTides & Ramblin’ Valley Band

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Doors open at 8pm.
Ramblin’ Valley Band at 8:30pm.
The PepTides at 10pm.
Tickets at EventBrite.
The PepTides, based in Ottawa, give extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals.
The last time the PepTides took the stage at Almonte’s Old Town Hall was in support of Vinyl Cafe’s 20th Anniversary show. They are returning in support of a new self-titled EP, and will be joined by bluegrass luminaries The Ramblin’ Valley Band. Cost: $17.
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St., Almonte
www.thepeptides.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

8:00am – 10:00am
Please join s for a service of remembrance. Please keep the men and women of our Armed Forces in your prayers.
St. Paul’s Church
70 Clyde Street, Almonte
613-256-1771
www.stpaulsalmonte.ca

Book Launch: Ron Corbett

1:00pm – 3:00pm
This is the guidebook the world has been waiting for. A how-to manual for fishing, making money, cooking a shore lunch, falling in love, and “everything else that matters. Not the stupid stuff.”
Mill Street Books
52 Mill St., Almonte
613-256-9090
millstreetbooks.com

Book Launch: Brian Tackaberry

2:00pm
Forgotten Heroes: Mississippi Mills Valour Award Recipients of the Great War is a follow up to the previous book on local individuals who died in WWI. The book is published by the North Lanark Historical Society with financial support from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. We often hear of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war, but the lives of those who survived have largely been forgotten as time has passed and their generation has died out. A total of thirty-two individuals from the area make up the “Forgotten Heroes” of Mississippi Mills who received military valour awards for their deeds.
North Lanark Regional Museum
647 River Rd., Appleton
appletonmuseum@hotmail.com
613-257-8503
http://www.lanarkcountymuseums.ca/?Itemid=8&id=19&option=com_content&view=article









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Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: November 25 – 27

Thursday, November 24, 2016 @ 11:11 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: November 25 – 27

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

Violet Femmes Gala

5:00pm – 8:00pm
Girls night out of fine dining (w/Chef Kevin Ralph) & dancing (Renegade). Silent auction & raffle, host Sandra of KISS FM. In support of Interval House. Tickets $65 or $520 table of 8, online or by email. Wear purple!
Almonte Civitan Hall
500 Almonte St
brianne@lcih.com
613-257-3469×63
Lcih.org

Almonte Lectures: Past in a Digital Age

7:30pm
Randy Boswell, News, History and Memory: Rediscovering the Past in a Digital Age. Free; donations accepted.
Almonte United Church
106 Elgin St.
almontelectures.net

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Pakenham Country Christmas

9:00am – 5:00pm
Experience the true spirit of Christmas.
9am to 11am – Breakfast with Santa (Centennial Restaurant)
10am to 2pm – Letters to Santa and Childrens Craft Table (Pakenham Public School)
10am to 2pm – Craft Sale (Pakenham Public School)
10am to 2pm – Girl Guide Christmas Cafe (Pakenham Public School)
10am to 2pm – Have hot apple tea and cookies with Mrs. Claus and see local artists Kevin Dodds and Daisy Mae Lennox (Pakenham General Store)
11am to 2pm – Make your own Reindeer Food (5 Span Feed & Seed)
11am to 1pm – Candy Kebab Station (Nicholson’s)
11am to 2:30 – Tea Room (St. Marks Anglican Church)
11am to 3pm – Christmas Tea and Country Craft Making for Adults (Stonebridge Haven)
11:30 to 12:30 – Visit with Santa (Pakenham Public School)
3pm – Storytime (Nicholson’s)
4:30pm – Tree lighting and Caroling (Park at the Bridge by 5 Span Spuds)
Pakenham Public School
109 Jeanie St.
www.ucdsb.on.ca

Coins & Strings

3:00pm
Harpist Diana Marie & collection of the world’s rarest and coolest $2 coins at this Open House.
Alliance Coin & Banknote
88 Mill St., Almonte
sean@alliancecoin.com
613-256-6785
www.alliancecoin.com

High Times at the Heart Institute

7:00pm
Stone Fence Theatre raises money for Almonte General Hospital. The musical comedy was written by Ish Theilheimer, the company’s producer, and directed by Barry’s Bay resident Chantal Elie-Sernoskie. It celebrates Canada’s health care system and takes a humorous look at the subject of aging baby boomers coming to terms with mortality. Proceeds from the play go directly to the hospital. Cost: $25.66 plus tx.
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St
613-628-6600
stonefence.ca

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Trad Song Session

2:00pm – 4:00pm
The session follows the tradition of people gathering in a local pub to sing and play for their own pleasure. We emphasize simple traditional songs with choruses​ ​so that others can join in​​ – work songs, sea shanties, old gospel tunes and the like – most often unaccompanied​. The stronger singers lead and sing the verses and everyone joins in on the choruses.
To lead a song, you should pretty much know it by heart and the first​ couple of rounds are reserved for those who have prepared a chorus song. In later rounds, if there is time, we will hear the occasional ballad or other solo piece. Most of the songs come from the British Isles and North America but we welcome songs from other traditions as well contemporary classics that follow the traditional idiom.
For more information about the​ ​Trad Song session, including a brief discussion of what makes a song “traditional”, see shantyman.ca/TradSing or call David 613-355-5552.
The Barley Mow
79 Little Bridge Street,
dave@barleymow.com
613-256-5669
barleymow.com

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: November 18 – 20

Thursday, November 17, 2016 @ 07:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: November 18 – 20

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


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19

Close to Home Marketplace

10:00am – 3:00pm
Various local artisans. Glass, wood, author, jewellery and much more. Fundraiser for Almonte General Hospital & Fairview Manor Foundation
The old Fairview Manor
75 Spring St., behind the Hospital, Almonte
613-257-7894

Charity Auction

6:00pm
5pm Viewing & registration. 6pm Live auction hosted by Marty Truman. Items include travel vouchers (including a super one from Via Rail), hotel & restaurant packages, automotive services, power tools, hockey tickets & memorabilia, spa packages, …
Almonte Legion
100 Bridge St., Almonte
613-256-2142
www.trumanauctions.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20

SRO Big Band Tea Dance

1:00pm – 4:00pm
Standing Room Only, Almonte’s own big band, is in its eleventh season. What’s a ‘tea dance’? Tea dances are afternoon dances that were popular in the 20s, 30s, and 40s, when big bands were king. They were generally held in hotels and, of course, always featured a live band. The well known Almonte-based 14-piece big band Standing Room Only (plus vocalist) has recreated the period atmosphere of the tea dance in a series of Sunday afternoon dances in Almonte’s beautiful and historic Old Town Hall. Featuring the vintage big band sounds of Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, and many others, the series has been a great success. Doors open at 12:45pm. Dress is casual, but optional period dress (1920s-1940s) is encouraged. Cost: $14; $25 couple (cash only).
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St., Almonte
sro.teadances@sympatico.ca
613-692-5380
Srobigband.weebly.com

Selina Martin

4:30pm
Selina Martin and her band will feature songs from her latest CD — the critically acclaimed and Polaris-nominated caruso’s brain. Selina is a delightful performer — magic on the stage. Here are a couple of reviews: “Selina Martin’s new album i’ve been picking caruso’s brain; i think i have the information we need to make a new world is pretty much impossible to categorize. It has obvious elements of prog-rock, pop, and punk, but really all you have to know is that it’s cool as hell and you need to go and listen to it right now. Martin doesn’t sound like anyone else we’re hearing right now, so it’s no wonder she’s been compared to major innovators like Kate Bush and Talking Heads.” (Geyser Music). “If you want to see a show unlike any other, catch a performance from Selina Martin.” (London Free Press). Tickets for Selina’s concert are $20 and available at Baker Bob’s. This event will be licensed and you can also buy tasty treats from the North Market kitchen of Amanda Sears.
Carriageway Studios
65 Mill St., Almonte
613-624-5104
selinamartin.com

Almonte & Mississippi Mills weekend guide: November 11 – 13

Thursday, November 10, 2016 @ 08:11 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Almonte & Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide: November 11 – 13

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


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12

Almonte Farmers’ Harvest Market

9:00am – 3:00pm
The regular merchants as well as a few extra guest vendors. You can expect the addition of some fine crafters, wool producers, local wine, and much more! Hot foods will be served up and great conversation will flow through the hall.
Almonte Community Centre
182 Bridge St., Almonte

SchoolBox Latin Fiesta

7:00pm
This year’s event will feature the red-hot Latin jazz fusion tunes of Azucar Jam (azucarjam.com) and celebrate SchoolBox’s 10th anniversary.
Food – Free Snacks
Bar – Beer, wine and other non-alcoholic beverages (cash bar)
Live Music by Azucar Jam
Silent Auction – Local and Central American items
Live Auction – A trip to Costa Rica, and more items to come!
*Remember to bring cash, credit card or your cheque books!
Get tickets in Almonte (at Equator Coffee, Baker Bob’s), and in Westboro (Equator).
Cost: $22; $20 adv; $15 students; under 13 free
Almonte Civitan Hall
500 Almonte St., Almonte

The PepTides & Ramblin’ Valley Band

8:00pm – 11:00pm
Doors open at 8pm.
Ramblin’ Valley Band at 8:30pm.
The PepTides at 10pm.
Tickets at EventBrite.
The PepTides, based in Ottawa, give extravagant live performances featuring thick vocal harmonies, theatrical choreography and colourful visuals.
The last time the PepTides took the stage at Almonte’s Old Town Hall was in support of Vinyl Cafe’s 20th Anniversary show. They are returning in support of a new self-titled EP, and will be joined by bluegrass luminaries The Ramblin’ Valley Band. Cost: $17.
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St., Almonte
www.thepeptides.com

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13

A SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE

8:00am – 10:00am
Please join s for a service of remembrance. Please keep the men and women of our Armed Forces in your prayers.
St. Paul’s Church
70 Clyde Street, Almonte
613-256-1771
www.stpaulsalmonte.ca

Book Launch: Ron Corbett

1:00pm – 3:00pm
This is the guidebook the world has been waiting for. A how-to manual for fishing, making money, cooking a shore lunch, falling in love, and “everything else that matters. Not the stupid stuff.”
Mill Street Books
52 Mill St., Almonte
613-256-9090
millstreetbooks.com

Book Launch: Brian Tackaberry

2:00pm
Forgotten Heroes: Mississippi Mills Valour Award Recipients of the Great War is a follow up to the previous book on local individuals who died in WWI. The book is published by the North Lanark Historical Society with financial support from the Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society. We often hear of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice in war, but the lives of those who survived have largely been forgotten as time has passed and their generation has died out. A total of thirty-two individuals from the area make up the “Forgotten Heroes” of Mississippi Mills who received military valour awards for their deeds.
North Lanark Regional Museum
647 River Rd., Appleton
appletonmuseum@hotmail.com
613-257-8503
http://www.lanarkcountymuseums.ca/?Itemid=8&id=19&option=com_content&view=article

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