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Perth weekend guide: November 25 – 27

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

Perth Weekend Guide: November 25 – 27

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

The Memory Project

10:30am
The Perth & District Union Public Library will be hosting a Memory Project speaker on Friday, November 25th at 10:30am. Please stop by to meet this World War Two veteran to listen to the stories and lessons he has to share. For more information on the Memory Project, visit http://www.thememoryproject.com/
The Perth & District Union Public Library
613-267-1224

Perth Community Foundation Christmas Gala.

7:00pm – 11:00pm
The Perth & District Community Foundation hosts its annual Christmas Gala. For many, this is the most splendid event leading up to the holiday season — a posh night of mingling (in formal attire) with friends new and old, of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music and laughter. New this year is the Glass & Glitter Bar. For an extra $25, you can get the VIP experience, but only 75 tickets are available so you’d best act quickly. There will be a live auction and music by St. Jimmy’s 4. Tickets are available through Tickets Please. Cost: $110
Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa
82 Peter St.
613-326-0295
pdcf.ca

Perth Blue Wings vs. Brockville Tikis

7:00pm
THE PERTH BLUE WINGS take on the BROCKVILLE TIKIS at the Perth Arena.
2 Beckwith St. East
www.perthbluewings.ca

River City Junction

9:00pm
Live Music.
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Festival of Good Cheer

9:30am
Festival of Good Cheer VIP Shopping Event begins with registration at the Crystal Palace at 9:30 a.m. Come and pick up your VIP Christmas bag filled with promotions, gifts and coupons. Listen to Christmas music as you shop in downtown Perth and visit the various stores offering promotions. Jump on the horse drawn wagon and travel through our heritage downtown. Book a dinner at your favourite restaurant and then stroll through the downtown under our Christmas trees filled with 10,000 sparkling lights. Experience a magical celebration in beautiful downtown Perth!
Crystal Palace
63 Gore St. E.
613-267-3311
www.perth.ca

Yuletide Fair

10:00am – 1:30pm
St. Paul’s UCW presents YULETIDE FAIR 2016 on Saturday, November 26th, 10am to 1:30pm (25 Gore St. W., Perth). Hot lunch served from 11am-1pm, homemade soup, sandwiches, pies $10, children 10 and under $5. Delicious Bake Table – including gluten free and Christmas puddings! Crafts, jewellery, calendars and agendas, handmade items, Christmas decorations and more…..”touch and take” surprise gifts. Frosty’s Room – children’s secret shopping. For information call 613-267-2973. Accessible building, Sunday parking rules apply.
St. Paul’s United Church
25 Gore St. West, Perth

Annual Christmas Bazaar

10:00am – 2:00pm
Help us spread Christmas Cheer! Come to the annual Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by “His House, the Perth Hub Drop-in Centre”, Saturday, November 26 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, corner of North and Drummond St Perth. Please access elevators from rear door at parking lot (off Foster St) or use side entrance at North Street to lower hall.
St. Andrew’s Church
Corner of North and Drummond St. Perth

Midnight Makers Holiday Market

10:00am – 3:00pm
30 creative local creators. Swag bag to first 30 shoppers. Cost: $2 sugg donation
Old Perth Shoe Factory
1 Sherbrooke St. W.
www.midnightmakers.com

MERA Christmas Fair

10:00am – 4:00pm
One-of-a-kind items from local vendors featuring fine handmade creations: handweaving, pottery, jewelry, chocolate, handsewn items, home preserves, beeswax candles, and much more.
MERA Room with items made by MERA members including beautiful hand-painted cards by the MERA Arts Circle Christmas decorations and many other items made by the Fibrearts, Weaving, Knitting and Pottery groups and Baking donated by our members from which MERA receives 100% of sales.
Wizard’s CAFE will be open all day so you can enjoy a light lunch and other goodies throughout the day. All sales from the cafe go to MERA.
MERA Schoolhouse
974 9th Concession A, McDonalds Corners
meraschoolhouse@bell.net
613-278-0388
www.meraschoolhouse.org

Book Signing: Claudia Smith

1:00pm – 3:00pm
New book: By Word of Mouth — Sleigh Bells and Snowdrifts, a collection of winter and Christmas articles written by Claudia, over the last 26 years, for the Lanark Era.
The book launch will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 2 to 4pm. Come by the Middleville Community Centre to meet the author and enjoy some refreshments. There will also be book signings at the Book Nook in Perth on Saturday, November 26 from 1 to 3pm, and at Mill Street Books in Almonte on Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 3pm. All proceeds will go to the ongoing work of the Middleville Museum.
The Book Nook
60 Gore St. E.
thebooknook@bellnet.ca

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Perth Farmers’ Xmas Market

10:00am – 3:00pm
Local artisans, bakers, farmers.
Crystal Palace
63 Gore St. E.

Christmas Lunch and Fashion Show

12:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch at Maximilian Restaurant. Fashions provided by Streve Designs, Jewel’s, Cosmic Ties. In support of Lanark County Support Services. Tickets $25.00 each. Fantastic Door Prizes to be won!
Maximilian’s Restaurant, 99 Gore St E., Perth
www.lanarkcountysupportservices.com
613-267-6048

Advent Procession with Carols

4:00pm
Advent Procession with Carols at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
12 Harvey St. cnr Drummond, Perth
stjamesperth@superaje.com
613-267-1163
www.stjamesperth.ca

CP Holiday Train

Finch
Location: Tracks adjacent to James Street between Williams Street & George Street
Arrival: 2:30 PM
Event Time: 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
Merrickville
Location: 103 East Broadway & Count​y Road #2. ​South side of crossing near Bay Street
Arrival: 4:45 PM
Event Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
Smiths Falls
Location: Smith Falls Train Station, 63 Victoria St.
Arrival:6:20 PM
Event Time: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
Perth
Location: Railway Crossing on South Side of Wilson Street
Arrival: 7:40 PM
Event Time: 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
For more info visit their website:
www.cpr.ca

Perth weekend guide: October 28 – 30

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

Perth Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

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


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Scottish Country Dancing

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

THE WADE FOSTER TRIO

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

Ghost Walk

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

Halloween with Brea Lawrenson

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

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River City Junction

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

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

THE RIDEAU LAKES ORCHESTRA: A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

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

Halloween Party w/Jimmy Tri-Tone Band

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

LYNN MILES

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

KRIS KRINGLE KRAFT FAIR

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

Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller

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

The Paranormal Show: Wunderkammer

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

Perth weekend guide: September 30 – October 2

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 09:09 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: September 30 – October 2

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


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Hike Ontario Summit

9:00am – 4:00pm
THE HIKE ONTARIO SUMMIT takes place in Perth, Ontario from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. HIKE ONTARIO’s mission is to encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario. Hike Ontario is the province’s most valuable support resource for hiking and walking groups and pedestrian trail users. Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario. Their focus is on the representation and promotion of pedestrian based trails and their benefits, focusing specifically on a number of areas including heritage. Hike Ontario is the umbrella organization that provides these province-wide associations with resources and services to build on these long-established local and regional initiatives in a way which complements and enhances them. The RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, whose central club is right here in Perth, is the host for this year’s Summit. This event will recognize the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and also the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association! The schedule include a pub night in Perth on Friday, the Hike Ontario AGM at the Perth Golf Club on Saturday, followed by various hiking related workshops and an evening dinner. Sunday we will put on a number of hikes in the area, focusing on the Rideau Trail. Events may also include a historical walking tour and canoeing on the Tay River. Contact is the RTA Central Club Chair, Gill Hyland at ghyland2@cogeco.ca.
Various around Perth
613-264-8338

Financial Advice for Retiring on a Low Income-Navigating the Tax System

10:30am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
You need to know how to get the most from income security programs such as Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan and Ontario Disability Support. Many financial advisors are unfamiliar with these programs and how they may interact with each other and financial products such as RRSPs and Tax Free Savings Accounts. Learn to navigate the system in two plain language information sessions presented by John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario (www.openpolicyontario.com) Light refreshments and resource material provided. All welcome!
30 Herriott St, Perth
613-267-1224

The Festival of Small Halls: Jim Bryson with Melwood Cutlery!

7:30pm
McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall
For more information or tickets, please visit www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com or call 613.791.3476

RIVER CITY JUNCTION at O’Reilly’s Ale House

8:30pm
RIVER CITY JUNCTION is back to perform
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613-267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

RIQ TURNER at the Golden Arrow Pub

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

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 1

Hike Ontario Summit

9:00am – 4:00pm
THE HIKE ONTARIO SUMMIT takes place in Perth, Ontario from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. HIKE ONTARIO’s mission is to encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario. Hike Ontario is the province’s most valuable support resource for hiking and walking groups and pedestrian trail users. Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario. Their focus is on the representation and promotion of pedestrian based trails and their benefits, focusing specifically on a number of areas including heritage. Hike Ontario is the umbrella organization that provides these province-wide associations with resources and services to build on these long-established local and regional initiatives in a way which complements and enhances them. The RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, whose central club is right here in Perth, is the host for this year’s Summit. This event will recognize the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and also the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association! The schedule include a pub night in Perth on Friday, the Hike Ontario AGM at the Perth Golf Club on Saturday, followed by various hiking related workshops and an evening dinner. Sunday we will put on a number of hikes in the area, focusing on the Rideau Trail. Events may also include a historical walking tour and canoeing on the Tay River. Contact is the RTA Central Club Chair, Gill Hyland at ghyland2@cogeco.ca.
Various around Perth
613-264-8338

TD TREE DAYS 2016

9:00am – 12:00pm
TD Friends of the Environment will hold their annual TD TREE DAYS EVENT in Perth at the Perth Wildlife Reserve with the help of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. TD TREE DAYS is the Foundation’s grassroots community tree planting program, where community members can volunteer and help demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship. Join us during TD TREE DAYS as we work to plant 50,000 trees across Canada.
Perth Wildlife Reserve
www.TDTreeDays.com

THE PUSH FOR CHANGE

9:00am-11:00am
Joe Roberts and THE PUSH FOR CHANGE team are pushing a shopping cart across Canada to support the end of youth homelessness. 517 days – 9000 km – 10 provinces 3 territories – 4000 community events. Joe and his team roll into Perth at the Crystal Palace on Saturday, October 1st between 9-11am, during the regular Perth Farmers’ Market. Community Partners such as YAK, the Lanark County OPP and the Perth Advocates will be there as well to celebrate the team’s arrival.
In 1989 Joe Roberts was living under a bridge, homeless on skid row. Today he is an advocate, author and executive director of THE PUSH FOR CHANGE, raising funds and awareness to help end youth homelessness.
777-875-5202

Give Back 5Km Walk/Run

9:30am – 2:00pm
Chiropractic Care & Longevity Centre is celebrating 25 years with a GIVE BACK 5KM WALK/RUN on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 10:30am to 2:00pm (Registration starts at 9:30am), Algonquin College, Perth Campus. In support of the Alzheimer Society and Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to donate, sponsor, volunteer or run/walk in this event, please contact the office at 613-264-0616 or email chirocare@primus.ca.
Algonquin College – Perth Campus
7 Craig St, Perth
613-264-0616

Stuff Swap at the Library

10:00am – 1:00pm
Bring something you don’t need and trade for something you do!
Perth Library
30 Herriott Street, Perth
613-267-1224

Stuff Swap at the Library

5:00pm
Enjoy steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, beans and dessert, followed by a Country-themed dance. Prizes for the best costume! The 2016 Civitan Hometown Heroes Award will be announced. $25.00 per person. Tickets: Wendy Robinson 613-267-6104 or Julie Andress-Wiltsie 613-283-8006.
Perth Civitan Club

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Hike Ontario Summit

9:00am – 4:00pm
THE HIKE ONTARIO SUMMIT takes place in Perth, Ontario from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. HIKE ONTARIO’s mission is to encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario. Hike Ontario is the province’s most valuable support resource for hiking and walking groups and pedestrian trail users. Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario. Their focus is on the representation and promotion of pedestrian based trails and their benefits, focusing specifically on a number of areas including heritage. Hike Ontario is the umbrella organization that provides these province-wide associations with resources and services to build on these long-established local and regional initiatives in a way which complements and enhances them. The RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, whose central club is right here in Perth, is the host for this year’s Summit. This event will recognize the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and also the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association! The schedule include a pub night in Perth on Friday, the Hike Ontario AGM at the Perth Golf Club on Saturday, followed by various hiking related workshops and an evening dinner. Sunday we will put on a number of hikes in the area, focusing on the Rideau Trail. Events may also include a historical walking tour and canoeing on the Tay River. Contact is the RTA Central Club Chair, Gill Hyland at ghyland2@cogeco.ca.
Various around Perth
613-264-8338

The Festival of Small Halls: Devin Cuddy Band with Keegan Carr!

3:00pm
ABC Hall in Bolingbroke
For more information or tickets, please visit www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com or call 613.791.3476

Perth weekend guide: August 19 – 21

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 10:08 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: August 19 – 21

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


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Lanark County Plowing Match and Settlers Heritage Day

7:00am – 4:00pm
The 2016 Lanark County Plowing Match will include an exciting 200th Anniversary component, the Settlers Heritage Day, a family oriented, entertaining celebration of the first settlers to the area, their lives and their contribution to the founding and development of this community, and the agriculture farm sector.
All ages of the family will enjoy a fun, interactive tour of our area’s 200 Anniversary, our history and the regional farming community. Come for the real-maple-syrup pancake breakfast, and stay on to enjoy the many activities of the annual Plowing Match. Activities include: Tay Miniatures Fence Building, Genealogy Search, Sheep Shearing, Antiques, Puppet Shows, Plowing Matches, Lanark Drum Circle and Tractor Pulls. The annual Lanark County Plowing Match is organized by the Lanark County Plowmen’s Association. Settlers Heritage Day in 2016 is presented by the 200th Anniversary Working Group of Tay Valley Township
2677 Scotch Line Rd, Perth (Cameron Property)

River of Memory at Matheson House – Perth Through the Ages

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages — Perth Through the Ages — is back with a new walk, which celebrates Perth’s past as the 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
Classictheatre.ca

McDonald’s Corners Farmers’ Market

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

Bridge Club-McMartin House

12:30pm
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.
Meets in the Edna Green Room at McMartin House
125 Gore St E.
www.perthseniors.ca/cal2/Calendar.asp

An Inspector Calls at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church

2:00pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (August 19 to September 11) is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016.
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 Aug 21).
$30; under 30 $21; Aug 19/20 $27
Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
Classictheatre.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
Classictheatre.ca

Bingo Ladies at Studio Theatre

7:30pm
What do lucky charms, big dreams, and a troll named Thor have in common? Together they’re a recipe for a fun-filled and angst-ridden evening out with a best friend and a worst enemy. They’re also part of the wacky bingo culture behind the fantastic new musical Bingo Ladies.
$28 (Book Nook, cash); Shadowfax (shadowfax.on.ca, 267-6817, cards; $2 surcharge).
Studio Theatre
63 Gore St. E., Perth
enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
613-485-6434
Studiotheatreperth.com

John Townsen at Golden Arrow

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

Stephen Fisher at O’Reilly’s Pub

9:00pm
Live Music
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

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!

River of Memory at Matheson House – Perth Through the Ages

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages — Perth Through the Ages — is back with a new walk, which celebrates Perth’s past as the 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
Classictheatre.ca

Bike up to 200 Kilometres for 200 Years of History!!

Part of Drummond/North Elmsley 200th Anniversary Celebrations! Join the celebration this day by cycling around the historic Perth Military settlement area on routes that are 50, 100, 150 or 200 km in length. The routes will all start and end in Rideau Ferry at the Public Docks. Spectacular views in the Municipalities of Perth, Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley and Beckwith will abound. More information on the bike tour can be obtained by contacting Shawn Merriman atsmerriman@dnetownship.ca or 613-267-6500. Registration can be completed at Sport X in Smiths Falls or by visiting the website. www.itsyourrace.com

An Inspector Calls at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church

2:00pm and again at 8:00pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (August 19 to September 11) is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016.
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 Aug 21).
$30; under 30 $21; Aug 19/20 $27
Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
Classictheatre.ca

Bingo Ladies at Studio Theatre

7:30pm
What do lucky charms, big dreams, and a troll named Thor have in common? Together they’re a recipe for a fun-filled and angst-ridden evening out with a best friend and a worst enemy. They’re also part of the wacky bingo culture behind the fantastic new musical Bingo Ladies.
$28 (Book Nook, cash); Shadowfax (shadowfax.on.ca, 267-6817, cards; $2 surcharge).
Studio Theatre
63 Gore St. E., Perth
enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
613-485-6434
Studiotheatreperth.com

Sarah Foster at Golden Arrow

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

River City Junction at O’Reilly’s Pub

9:00pm
Live Music
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

River of Memory at Matheson House – Perth Through the Ages

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages — Perth Through the Ages — is back with a new walk, which celebrates Perth’s past as the 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
Classictheatre.ca

Bingo Ladies at Studio Theatre

2:00pm
What do lucky charms, big dreams, and a troll named Thor have in common? Together they’re a recipe for a fun-filled and angst-ridden evening out with a best friend and a worst enemy. They’re also part of the wacky bingo culture behind the fantastic new musical Bingo Ladies.
$28 (Book Nook, cash); Shadowfax (shadowfax.on.ca, 267-6817, cards; $2 surcharge).
Studio Theatre
63 Gore St. E., Perth
enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
613-485-6434
Studiotheatreperth.com

An Inspector Calls at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church

2:00pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (August 19 to September 11) is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016.
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 Aug 21).
$30; under 30 $21; Aug 19/20 $27
Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
Classictheatre.ca

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Perth weekend guide: November 25 – 27

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

Perth Weekend Guide: November 25 – 27

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25

The Memory Project

10:30am
The Perth & District Union Public Library will be hosting a Memory Project speaker on Friday, November 25th at 10:30am. Please stop by to meet this World War Two veteran to listen to the stories and lessons he has to share. For more information on the Memory Project, visit http://www.thememoryproject.com/
The Perth & District Union Public Library
613-267-1224

Perth Community Foundation Christmas Gala.

7:00pm – 11:00pm
The Perth & District Community Foundation hosts its annual Christmas Gala. For many, this is the most splendid event leading up to the holiday season — a posh night of mingling (in formal attire) with friends new and old, of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, music and laughter. New this year is the Glass & Glitter Bar. For an extra $25, you can get the VIP experience, but only 75 tickets are available so you’d best act quickly. There will be a live auction and music by St. Jimmy’s 4. Tickets are available through Tickets Please. Cost: $110
Best Western Plus Perth Parkside Inn & Spa
82 Peter St.
613-326-0295
pdcf.ca

Perth Blue Wings vs. Brockville Tikis

7:00pm
THE PERTH BLUE WINGS take on the BROCKVILLE TIKIS at the Perth Arena.
2 Beckwith St. East
www.perthbluewings.ca

River City Junction

9:00pm
Live Music.
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26

Festival of Good Cheer

9:30am
Festival of Good Cheer VIP Shopping Event begins with registration at the Crystal Palace at 9:30 a.m. Come and pick up your VIP Christmas bag filled with promotions, gifts and coupons. Listen to Christmas music as you shop in downtown Perth and visit the various stores offering promotions. Jump on the horse drawn wagon and travel through our heritage downtown. Book a dinner at your favourite restaurant and then stroll through the downtown under our Christmas trees filled with 10,000 sparkling lights. Experience a magical celebration in beautiful downtown Perth!
Crystal Palace
63 Gore St. E.
613-267-3311
www.perth.ca

Yuletide Fair

10:00am – 1:30pm
St. Paul’s UCW presents YULETIDE FAIR 2016 on Saturday, November 26th, 10am to 1:30pm (25 Gore St. W., Perth). Hot lunch served from 11am-1pm, homemade soup, sandwiches, pies $10, children 10 and under $5. Delicious Bake Table – including gluten free and Christmas puddings! Crafts, jewellery, calendars and agendas, handmade items, Christmas decorations and more…..”touch and take” surprise gifts. Frosty’s Room – children’s secret shopping. For information call 613-267-2973. Accessible building, Sunday parking rules apply.
St. Paul’s United Church
25 Gore St. West, Perth

Annual Christmas Bazaar

10:00am – 2:00pm
Help us spread Christmas Cheer! Come to the annual Christmas Bazaar, sponsored by “His House, the Perth Hub Drop-in Centre”, Saturday, November 26 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church Hall, corner of North and Drummond St Perth. Please access elevators from rear door at parking lot (off Foster St) or use side entrance at North Street to lower hall.
St. Andrew’s Church
Corner of North and Drummond St. Perth

Midnight Makers Holiday Market

10:00am – 3:00pm
30 creative local creators. Swag bag to first 30 shoppers. Cost: $2 sugg donation
Old Perth Shoe Factory
1 Sherbrooke St. W.
www.midnightmakers.com

MERA Christmas Fair

10:00am – 4:00pm
One-of-a-kind items from local vendors featuring fine handmade creations: handweaving, pottery, jewelry, chocolate, handsewn items, home preserves, beeswax candles, and much more.
MERA Room with items made by MERA members including beautiful hand-painted cards by the MERA Arts Circle Christmas decorations and many other items made by the Fibrearts, Weaving, Knitting and Pottery groups and Baking donated by our members from which MERA receives 100% of sales.
Wizard’s CAFE will be open all day so you can enjoy a light lunch and other goodies throughout the day. All sales from the cafe go to MERA.
MERA Schoolhouse
974 9th Concession A, McDonalds Corners
meraschoolhouse@bell.net
613-278-0388
www.meraschoolhouse.org

Book Signing: Claudia Smith

1:00pm – 3:00pm
New book: By Word of Mouth — Sleigh Bells and Snowdrifts, a collection of winter and Christmas articles written by Claudia, over the last 26 years, for the Lanark Era.
The book launch will take place on Sunday, November 13 from 2 to 4pm. Come by the Middleville Community Centre to meet the author and enjoy some refreshments. There will also be book signings at the Book Nook in Perth on Saturday, November 26 from 1 to 3pm, and at Mill Street Books in Almonte on Sunday, December 11 from 1 to 3pm. All proceeds will go to the ongoing work of the Middleville Museum.
The Book Nook
60 Gore St. E.
thebooknook@bellnet.ca

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27

Perth Farmers’ Xmas Market

10:00am – 3:00pm
Local artisans, bakers, farmers.
Crystal Palace
63 Gore St. E.

Christmas Lunch and Fashion Show

12:00pm – 2:30pm
Lunch at Maximilian Restaurant. Fashions provided by Streve Designs, Jewel’s, Cosmic Ties. In support of Lanark County Support Services. Tickets $25.00 each. Fantastic Door Prizes to be won!
Maximilian’s Restaurant, 99 Gore St E., Perth
www.lanarkcountysupportservices.com
613-267-6048

Advent Procession with Carols

4:00pm
Advent Procession with Carols at St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
St. James the Apostle Anglican Church
12 Harvey St. cnr Drummond, Perth
stjamesperth@superaje.com
613-267-1163
www.stjamesperth.ca

CP Holiday Train

Finch
Location: Tracks adjacent to James Street between Williams Street & George Street
Arrival: 2:30 PM
Event Time: 2:45 PM – 3:15 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
Merrickville
Location: 103 East Broadway & Count​y Road #2. ​South side of crossing near Bay Street
Arrival: 4:45 PM
Event Time: 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
Smiths Falls
Location: Smith Falls Train Station, 63 Victoria St.
Arrival:6:20 PM
Event Time: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
Perth
Location: Railway Crossing on South Side of Wilson Street
Arrival: 7:40 PM
Event Time: 8:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Performers: Dallas Smith and Odds
For more info visit their website:
www.cpr.ca

Perth weekend guide: October 28 – 30

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

Perth Weekend Guide: October 28 – 30

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


FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28

Scottish Country Dancing

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

THE WADE FOSTER TRIO

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

Ghost Walk

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

Halloween with Brea Lawrenson

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

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River City Junction

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

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 29

THE RIDEAU LAKES ORCHESTRA: A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

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

Halloween Party w/Jimmy Tri-Tone Band

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

LYNN MILES

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

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 30

KRIS KRINGLE KRAFT FAIR

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

Anita MacDonald & Ben Miller

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

The Paranormal Show: Wunderkammer

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

Perth weekend guide: September 30 – October 2

Thursday, September 29, 2016 @ 09:09 PM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: September 30 – October 2

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


FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Hike Ontario Summit

9:00am – 4:00pm
THE HIKE ONTARIO SUMMIT takes place in Perth, Ontario from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. HIKE ONTARIO’s mission is to encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario. Hike Ontario is the province’s most valuable support resource for hiking and walking groups and pedestrian trail users. Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario. Their focus is on the representation and promotion of pedestrian based trails and their benefits, focusing specifically on a number of areas including heritage. Hike Ontario is the umbrella organization that provides these province-wide associations with resources and services to build on these long-established local and regional initiatives in a way which complements and enhances them. The RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, whose central club is right here in Perth, is the host for this year’s Summit. This event will recognize the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and also the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association! The schedule include a pub night in Perth on Friday, the Hike Ontario AGM at the Perth Golf Club on Saturday, followed by various hiking related workshops and an evening dinner. Sunday we will put on a number of hikes in the area, focusing on the Rideau Trail. Events may also include a historical walking tour and canoeing on the Tay River. Contact is the RTA Central Club Chair, Gill Hyland at ghyland2@cogeco.ca.
Various around Perth
613-264-8338

Financial Advice for Retiring on a Low Income-Navigating the Tax System

10:30am – 12:00pm and 1:30pm – 4:30pm
You need to know how to get the most from income security programs such as Old Age Security, Guaranteed Income Supplement, Canada Pension Plan and Ontario Disability Support. Many financial advisors are unfamiliar with these programs and how they may interact with each other and financial products such as RRSPs and Tax Free Savings Accounts. Learn to navigate the system in two plain language information sessions presented by John Stapleton, Open Policy Ontario (www.openpolicyontario.com) Light refreshments and resource material provided. All welcome!
30 Herriott St, Perth
613-267-1224

The Festival of Small Halls: Jim Bryson with Melwood Cutlery!

7:30pm
McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Hall
For more information or tickets, please visit www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com or call 613.791.3476

RIVER CITY JUNCTION at O’Reilly’s Ale House

8:30pm
RIVER CITY JUNCTION is back to perform
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613-267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

RIQ TURNER at the Golden Arrow Pub

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

SATURDAY,OCTOBER 1

Hike Ontario Summit

9:00am – 4:00pm
THE HIKE ONTARIO SUMMIT takes place in Perth, Ontario from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. HIKE ONTARIO’s mission is to encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario. Hike Ontario is the province’s most valuable support resource for hiking and walking groups and pedestrian trail users. Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario. Their focus is on the representation and promotion of pedestrian based trails and their benefits, focusing specifically on a number of areas including heritage. Hike Ontario is the umbrella organization that provides these province-wide associations with resources and services to build on these long-established local and regional initiatives in a way which complements and enhances them. The RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, whose central club is right here in Perth, is the host for this year’s Summit. This event will recognize the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and also the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association! The schedule include a pub night in Perth on Friday, the Hike Ontario AGM at the Perth Golf Club on Saturday, followed by various hiking related workshops and an evening dinner. Sunday we will put on a number of hikes in the area, focusing on the Rideau Trail. Events may also include a historical walking tour and canoeing on the Tay River. Contact is the RTA Central Club Chair, Gill Hyland at ghyland2@cogeco.ca.
Various around Perth
613-264-8338

TD TREE DAYS 2016

9:00am – 12:00pm
TD Friends of the Environment will hold their annual TD TREE DAYS EVENT in Perth at the Perth Wildlife Reserve with the help of the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. TD TREE DAYS is the Foundation’s grassroots community tree planting program, where community members can volunteer and help demonstrate leadership in environmental stewardship. Join us during TD TREE DAYS as we work to plant 50,000 trees across Canada.
Perth Wildlife Reserve
www.TDTreeDays.com

THE PUSH FOR CHANGE

9:00am-11:00am
Joe Roberts and THE PUSH FOR CHANGE team are pushing a shopping cart across Canada to support the end of youth homelessness. 517 days – 9000 km – 10 provinces 3 territories – 4000 community events. Joe and his team roll into Perth at the Crystal Palace on Saturday, October 1st between 9-11am, during the regular Perth Farmers’ Market. Community Partners such as YAK, the Lanark County OPP and the Perth Advocates will be there as well to celebrate the team’s arrival.
In 1989 Joe Roberts was living under a bridge, homeless on skid row. Today he is an advocate, author and executive director of THE PUSH FOR CHANGE, raising funds and awareness to help end youth homelessness.
777-875-5202

Give Back 5Km Walk/Run

9:30am – 2:00pm
Chiropractic Care & Longevity Centre is celebrating 25 years with a GIVE BACK 5KM WALK/RUN on Saturday, October 1st, 2016, 10:30am to 2:00pm (Registration starts at 9:30am), Algonquin College, Perth Campus. In support of the Alzheimer Society and Habitat for Humanity. If you would like to donate, sponsor, volunteer or run/walk in this event, please contact the office at 613-264-0616 or email chirocare@primus.ca.
Algonquin College – Perth Campus
7 Craig St, Perth
613-264-0616

Stuff Swap at the Library

10:00am – 1:00pm
Bring something you don’t need and trade for something you do!
Perth Library
30 Herriott Street, Perth
613-267-1224

Stuff Swap at the Library

5:00pm
Enjoy steak, potatoes, corn on the cob, beans and dessert, followed by a Country-themed dance. Prizes for the best costume! The 2016 Civitan Hometown Heroes Award will be announced. $25.00 per person. Tickets: Wendy Robinson 613-267-6104 or Julie Andress-Wiltsie 613-283-8006.
Perth Civitan Club

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2

Hike Ontario Summit

9:00am – 4:00pm
THE HIKE ONTARIO SUMMIT takes place in Perth, Ontario from Friday, September 30th to Sunday, October 2nd, 2016. HIKE ONTARIO’s mission is to encourage walking, hiking and trail development in Ontario. Hike Ontario is the province’s most valuable support resource for hiking and walking groups and pedestrian trail users. Hike Ontario acts as the voice for over 9 million hikers and walkers in Ontario. Their focus is on the representation and promotion of pedestrian based trails and their benefits, focusing specifically on a number of areas including heritage. Hike Ontario is the umbrella organization that provides these province-wide associations with resources and services to build on these long-established local and regional initiatives in a way which complements and enhances them. The RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION, whose central club is right here in Perth, is the host for this year’s Summit. This event will recognize the 200th anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement, and also the 45th anniversary of the Rideau Trail Association! The schedule include a pub night in Perth on Friday, the Hike Ontario AGM at the Perth Golf Club on Saturday, followed by various hiking related workshops and an evening dinner. Sunday we will put on a number of hikes in the area, focusing on the Rideau Trail. Events may also include a historical walking tour and canoeing on the Tay River. Contact is the RTA Central Club Chair, Gill Hyland at ghyland2@cogeco.ca.
Various around Perth
613-264-8338

The Festival of Small Halls: Devin Cuddy Band with Keegan Carr!

3:00pm
ABC Hall in Bolingbroke
For more information or tickets, please visit www.thefestivalofsmallhalls.com or call 613.791.3476

Perth weekend guide: August 19 – 21

Thursday, August 18, 2016 @ 10:08 AM
posted by Tara McNeil

Perth Weekend Guide: August 19 – 21

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


FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

Lanark County Plowing Match and Settlers Heritage Day

7:00am – 4:00pm
The 2016 Lanark County Plowing Match will include an exciting 200th Anniversary component, the Settlers Heritage Day, a family oriented, entertaining celebration of the first settlers to the area, their lives and their contribution to the founding and development of this community, and the agriculture farm sector.
All ages of the family will enjoy a fun, interactive tour of our area’s 200 Anniversary, our history and the regional farming community. Come for the real-maple-syrup pancake breakfast, and stay on to enjoy the many activities of the annual Plowing Match. Activities include: Tay Miniatures Fence Building, Genealogy Search, Sheep Shearing, Antiques, Puppet Shows, Plowing Matches, Lanark Drum Circle and Tractor Pulls. The annual Lanark County Plowing Match is organized by the Lanark County Plowmen’s Association. Settlers Heritage Day in 2016 is presented by the 200th Anniversary Working Group of Tay Valley Township
2677 Scotch Line Rd, Perth (Cameron Property)

River of Memory at Matheson House – Perth Through the Ages

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages — Perth Through the Ages — is back with a new walk, which celebrates Perth’s past as the 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
Classictheatre.ca

McDonald’s Corners Farmers’ Market

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

Bridge Club-McMartin House

12:30pm
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.
Meets in the Edna Green Room at McMartin House
125 Gore St E.
www.perthseniors.ca/cal2/Calendar.asp

An Inspector Calls at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church

2:00pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (August 19 to September 11) is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016.
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 Aug 21).
$30; under 30 $21; Aug 19/20 $27
Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
Classictheatre.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
Classictheatre.ca

Bingo Ladies at Studio Theatre

7:30pm
What do lucky charms, big dreams, and a troll named Thor have in common? Together they’re a recipe for a fun-filled and angst-ridden evening out with a best friend and a worst enemy. They’re also part of the wacky bingo culture behind the fantastic new musical Bingo Ladies.
$28 (Book Nook, cash); Shadowfax (shadowfax.on.ca, 267-6817, cards; $2 surcharge).
Studio Theatre
63 Gore St. E., Perth
enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
613-485-6434
Studiotheatreperth.com

John Townsen at Golden Arrow

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

Stephen Fisher at O’Reilly’s Pub

9:00pm
Live Music
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

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!

River of Memory at Matheson House – Perth Through the Ages

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages — Perth Through the Ages — is back with a new walk, which celebrates Perth’s past as the 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
Classictheatre.ca

Bike up to 200 Kilometres for 200 Years of History!!

Part of Drummond/North Elmsley 200th Anniversary Celebrations! Join the celebration this day by cycling around the historic Perth Military settlement area on routes that are 50, 100, 150 or 200 km in length. The routes will all start and end in Rideau Ferry at the Public Docks. Spectacular views in the Municipalities of Perth, Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley and Beckwith will abound. More information on the bike tour can be obtained by contacting Shawn Merriman atsmerriman@dnetownship.ca or 613-267-6500. Registration can be completed at Sport X in Smiths Falls or by visiting the website. www.itsyourrace.com

An Inspector Calls at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church

2:00pm and again at 8:00pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (August 19 to September 11) is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016.
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 Aug 21).
$30; under 30 $21; Aug 19/20 $27
Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
Classictheatre.ca

Bingo Ladies at Studio Theatre

7:30pm
What do lucky charms, big dreams, and a troll named Thor have in common? Together they’re a recipe for a fun-filled and angst-ridden evening out with a best friend and a worst enemy. They’re also part of the wacky bingo culture behind the fantastic new musical Bingo Ladies.
$28 (Book Nook, cash); Shadowfax (shadowfax.on.ca, 267-6817, cards; $2 surcharge).
Studio Theatre
63 Gore St. E., Perth
enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
613-485-6434
Studiotheatreperth.com

Sarah Foster at Golden Arrow

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

River City Junction at O’Reilly’s Pub

9:00pm
Live Music
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
613 267-7994
www.oreillyspubperth.com

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

River of Memory at Matheson House – Perth Through the Ages

11:00am
Theatrical historic walking tour for all ages — Perth Through the Ages — is back with a new walk, which celebrates Perth’s past as the 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
Classictheatre.ca

Bingo Ladies at Studio Theatre

2:00pm
What do lucky charms, big dreams, and a troll named Thor have in common? Together they’re a recipe for a fun-filled and angst-ridden evening out with a best friend and a worst enemy. They’re also part of the wacky bingo culture behind the fantastic new musical Bingo Ladies.
$28 (Book Nook, cash); Shadowfax (shadowfax.on.ca, 267-6817, cards; $2 surcharge).
Studio Theatre
63 Gore St. E., Perth
enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
613-485-6434
Studiotheatreperth.com

An Inspector Calls at Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church

2:00pm
An Inspector Calls by J.B. Priestley (August 19 to September 11) is a nail-biter of a mystery in which a body has been found and everyone is a suspect. A new BBC-TV film adaptation is scheduled for 2016.
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 Aug 21).
$30; under 30 $21; Aug 19/20 $27
Good Shepherd Hall, St. James Anglican Church
54 Beckwith St. E., Perth
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