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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









Posts Tagged ‘SRO Big Band Tea Dance’

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

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