Halloween Party in the Crystal Palace

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The Perth Civitan Club hosts Halloween at the Crystal Palace on Monday, October 31st, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Come for a spooky tour of a classic Halloween Favourite in downtown Perth. Activities are for kids, both young and old.

Date :
October 31st, 2016

Event location :
Crystal Palace

Contact :
For further information please call 613-267-2491 or visit www.perthcivitan.org

Town of Perth History Evening

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Join the Perth & District Historical Society for a “Town of Perth Evening” on October 20th, 2016. Town of Perth Evening: “Blast from the Past”: a decade by decade journey through Perth’s history.

As the only town in Ontario to celebrate 200 years in 2016, Perth has a special milestone Perth Pipe Bandto share with a wider audience.

This homecoming date is a chance for good friends to get together and re-connect in a town we are all so proud to call our own. It’s going to be a great opportunity to tell our story to visitors coming to the region.

Perth & District Historical Society Meetings are open to the public and are held on the third Thursday of each month, at 7:30 pm, at the Perth Canadian Legion Hall, 26 Beckwith Street East. A voluntary “Toonie Fee” (donation) is suggested for each meeting.

 
Date :
October 20, 2016 from 9 am to 12 pm
 
Event location :
Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St E,
Perth, ON K7H 1B5, Canada
 
Contact :
E-mail : perthhs@gmail.com
Website : http://www.perthhs.org/

The Wednesday Morning Group Clubs at Mc Martin House

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McMartin House, a National Historic Site owned by the Ontario Heritage Trust, is still home today to the Perth District Senior Craft Fellowship.
Some people play Bridge or Euchre for intellectual stimulation and social interaction.  Others learn crafts with a craft club (for the same reasons).  Still others find the same sorts of satisfaction in a book club.  “There are many different types of book clubs, but they all have the same goal: To read, discuss, and learn from a book”.
McMartin House hosts two different groups, one which meets the first Wednesday Morning of the month from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon, BookClubW1 (directed by Doris Coates) and one that meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9:30 to 11:30, BookClubW2&4 directed by Ruth Craig.

Share a laugh over a game of bridge, take a hook rug class on Celtic designs or practice your best line dancing moves. These activities and much more are available to seniors at the historical McMartin House.

Doris Coates, Activity Director for BookClubW1, the 1st Wednesday Book Club, reports that this club has been meeting at McMartin House each month from September to June for over fifteen years. Book selections for the coming year are made at our June meeting, when we also select our monthly discussion leader. Our selections are mainly fiction but have included other genres, even poetry. Each month we exchange ideas, thoughts and research on our book selection and the book’s author.

McMartin House Membership is required.  One $20 Annual Membership Fee permits a member to join any number of activities. Most activities have small charges each session to cover supplies, resources, refreshments etc.

Date :
October 12, 15, 19, 26, 2016

Event location :
125 Gore St E, Perth, ON

Contact :
For more info, please check : http://www.perthseniors.ca/cal2/Calendar.asp
Telephone: 613-267-5531

Thanksgiving day in Canada

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Thanksgiving day in Canada is on October 10, 2016.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.

Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes.

Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long weekend. Traditionally, this included roast turkey and seasonal produce, such as pumpkin, corn ears and pecan nuts. Now, the meal may consist of other foods, particularly if the family is of non-European descent.

The native peoples of the Americas held ceremonies and festivals to celebrate the completion and bounty of the harvest long before European explorers and settlers arrived in what is now Canada. Early European thanksgivings were held to give thanks for some special fortune. An early example is the ceremony the explorer Martin Frobisher held in 1578 after he had survived the long journey in his quest to find a northern passage from Europe to Asia.

From the end of the First World War until 1930, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day were celebrated on the Monday closest to November 11, the anniversary of the official end of hostilities in World War I. In 1931, Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving Day was moved to a Monday in October. Since 1957, Thanksgiving Day has always been held on the second Monday in October.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada is linked to the European tradition of harvest festivals. A common image seen at this time of year is a cornucopia, or horn, filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables. The cornucopia, which means “Horn of Plenty” in Latin, was a symbol of bounty and plenty in ancient Greece. Turkeys, pumpkins, ears of corn and large displays of food are also used to symbolize Thanksgiving Day. Other popular activities include outdoor breaks to admire the spectacular colors of the Canadian autumn, hiking, and fishing.

 

Perth 2016 | Autumn Studio Tour

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The Perth 23rd Annual Perth Autumn Studio Tour takes place October 8th-10th, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. This tour combines the traditional with the contemporary, and has become part of Thanksgiving weekend and taking in the fall colours of Eastern Ontario.

The 25 artisans participating in the tour are known for the quality as well as the originality of their work. Traditional methods are developed to new levels of creativity and time-honoured tools and skills are used in new ways.

These craftspeople introduce new materials and techniques to stretch the imagination and continually renew their craft. Every year, new artists join the tour bringing new ideas, new ways of manipulating their materials and creative ways to use old ideas.

The Tour is an excellent opportunity to see the artisans’ workspace and environment. Take time out to enjoy a Harvest lunch prepared with local and seasonal ingredients at Brooke Valley School from 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Date :

October 8 – 10, 2016

 

Event location :

Perth, ON

 

Contact :

Please call Riverguild Fine Crafts at 613-267-5237

Or visite website : www.perthstudiotour.com

 

Your Time to Sing – MERA Community Choir

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Your Time to Sing – MERA Community Choir is taking place on wednesday mornings  from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm between September 21 through November 23, 2016.
 
New singers can pay a drop-in fee of $10 per session for two sessions to see whether the format works for them.  For continuity sake, there is not a pay-as-you-go option.
 
 
Registration: You must pre-register with Marilyn at meraschoolhouse@bell.net  as we need at least 12 people to proceed.
 
 
Song Leader
 
Almonte-based Jennifer Noxon sang her way through summer camps and school musicals, lead an adult ESL choir, and performed as a contemporary singer/songwriter on the folk circuit for 10 years. Most recently she acted as vocal coach for Fern Martin’s smash hit Trashdance!  Tired of hearing “I wish I could sing” from various adults in her community, Jennifer Noxon set ofproceedf to complete a two-week intensive community choir training course in Victoria, BC – offered by the founders of the Ubuntu Choir Network
 
Why Sing?  “When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony,” writes Stacy Horn in Time magazine (8/16/13).
The fee is $100.

Date :
Wednesday October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2016

Event location :
MERA Schoolhouse

Contact :
Jennifer at  randsalmonte@gmail.com  or  613-256-8809

Town of Perth | October ongoing events 2016

Perth & District Horticultural Society Monthly Meeting

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The PERTH & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY meets the second Tuesday of every month (January to June and September to November) in 2016, 7:30pm at St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore St. West in Perth.

On the 2nd Tuesday of the month from January to June, September and October. The November meeting starts at 6:00 p.m. on the 4th Tuesday. No meetings in July, August and December.

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Plans are being made to bring exciting speakers to each meeting.

This month’s meeting will be about: “What is Happening to our Pollinators?”

Speaker: Dr. James Coupland

 

Date :
October 11, 2016

Location event :
at St. Paul’s United Church,
25 Gore St. West – Perth

Contact :
Perth & District Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 494
Perth, ON
K7H 3G1

For more information on how you can attend, please contact the president, Jane Law, at perthhortpres@gmail.com or

visit the website: http://www.perthhortsociety.com/

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Bingo at Perth Civitan Hall

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Every Wednesday night at the PERTH CIVITAN HALL, BINGO starts at 7 pm. Doors open at  5 pm.

Date :
Wednesdays October 5,12,19,26, 2016 @ 7 p.m.

Location event :
Located at #6787 Cty. Rd. #43 outside

at Perth Civitan Hall

Contact :
Please call the hall at 613-267-2181 for further information or visit: http://www.perthcivitan.org/
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Steve Poltz with Special Guest Graven

 

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Carefree, joyful, fearless and heartbreakingly sincere, Steve Poltz is a spontaneous storyteller and masterful musician. He was the sleeper hit of the Stewart Park Festival, 2016. If you missed him, you missed the performances of the summer.

He is co-writer of Jewel’s “You Were Meant for Me” (and her bandmate, and former boyfriend) San Diego’s Artist of the Decade, and dual-citizen (but if a hostage situation breaks out he’s conveniently Canadian).

Taking audiences on a journey of unadulterated emotion, he leaves people blissfully confused, yearning for more and friends forever. www.poltz.com

 

Date :
October 25, 2016

Event location :
The Studio Theatre
63 Gore Street East. Perth
Overlooking the Tay Basin

Contact :
Website : www.studiotheatreperth.com

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Perth Farmer’s Market 2016

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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!

Date :
October 1,8, 2016

Location event :
Downtown Perth

Contact :
Website: http://perthfarmersmarket.ca/

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Westport to Perth’s fall Goat Ultra Rideau Trail Run 

 

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Join the Perth Running Goats for the October 25th, 2016 Fall Goat Ultra Rideau Trail Run from Westport to Perth.

Date :
October 25, 2016

Event location :
Perth, ON, Canada

Contact :
Race Director: David Eggleton

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Cyclosportif Perth – 2016 Cycle Tour

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Cyclosportif Perth – Cycle Tour will be taking place on September 24th, 2016, starting at the Perth Lions Club.

The Perth area is a beautiful and well kept secret for cycling. Maybe surprisingly, the area also has a tremendous network of dirt roads and trails on which to ride. These routes can be used to cut across some of the busier paved roads.  They also tend to go in areas not normally seen on two wheels.  Some of the best riding can be found on these routes, and this is your chance to check them out!

Late September brings with it the beginning of the beautiful fall colours in the Rideau Lakes Township and we want you to experience it firsthand. Come join hundreds of cyclists on the roads in, around and between Perth, Murphy’s Point, Portland, and Westport.

Cyclosportive Perth is not a race–there will be no results and no timed sections.  You can go hard if you want, or you can simply take your time and enjoy the scenery.

We’ve got something for most everyone, from “The Roadie 100k” to “The Roadie Century” to the even more adventurous folks who like a bit of dirt and gravel with “The Dirty Version”–100k on a mix of paved and dirt roads.
Please, click here to register !

Date :
Saturday, September 24, 2016

Event location :
Perth Fairgrounds,  50 Arthur St.
Perth ON

Contact :
Website : http://www.cyclosportiveperth.ca/

Terry Fox Run – Perth 2016

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The Terry Fox Run in Perth will be taking place on September 18th, 2016. The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer.
 
The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive event where people get together as individuals, families, and groups to raise money for cancer research in Terry’s name. It is a day of celebrating Terry’s legacy and helping to keep alive his dream of finding a cure for cancer.
 
Terry Fox Runs take place in over 9,000 communities across Canada every year and are accessible to anyone with no entry fee, no minimum pledge and a non-competitive atmosphere. Participants can run, walk, blade or bike and most of all have fun while raising funds for cancer research.
For further information or to make a donation, please visit: www.terryfox.org and click on “Terry Fox Run” to find the Perth Run Site.

 

Date :
Sunday, September 18, 2016

 

Event location :
Perth, ON

 

Contact :
Website : www.terryfox.org

Perth & District Horticultural Society – Tay Valley through Two Centuries

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The heritage legacy of our original Bathurst, North Burgess and South Sherbrooke Townships.
Tay Valley through Two Centuries – An evening of storytelling on the early Bathurst, North Burgess and South Sherbrooke Townships presented by historian Susan Code, in corporation with the Perth & District Historical Society on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at the Perth Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith Street, East.

Date :
September 15, 2016 | 7.30 pm to 9 pm

Event location :
at the Perth Canadian Legion Hall, 26 Beckwith Street East
Perth, ON

Contact :
Perth & District Historical Society
Website : http://www.perthhs.org/