Wednesday Night Courtyard Karaoke at Fiddleheads Bar and Grill

ceLooking for something to do with your Wednesday nights? Grab your friends and come down to Fiddleheads for some karaoke fun! Sit in our beautiful piazza style courtyard and listen to our patrons sing karaoke classics. Feeling brave? Get up on stage and belt out a tune yourself.

Courtyard Karaoke will continue all summer long, so don’t miss out! Come out for some laughs, songs and friends. Karaoke starts at 9pm and runs till midnight.

Lanark County Farmers’ Markets

August 9, 2014
( Repeating Weekly on Sat, until October 12, 2014 )

LANARK COUNTY HARVEST FESTIVAL _ HILARY LONGTIN _ WRITTEN PERMISSION _ BECKWITH _ FALL _ 20135A7A9015ALMONTE:  SATURDAYS 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
www.almontefarmersmarket.ca

CARLETON PLACE: SATURDAYS 9 AM – 1 PM
613.257.1976
www.cpfm.com

McDONALDS CORNERS: SATURDAYS 9 AM – 1 PM
www.lanarklocalflavour.ca 

PERTH: SATURDAYS 8 AM – 1 PM
www.perthfarmersmarket.ca

SMITHS FALLS: SATURDAYS 9 AM – 1 PM
www.smithsfallsfarmersmarket.com

 

Fairways Fashion Fun! Women’s Only Golf Classic

ceThe Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) Foundation and Almonte General Hospital/Fairview Manor (AGH/FM) Foundation and are pleased to co-host their first joint fundraiser together with the Fairways, Fashion & Fun! Golf Classic on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at the Canadian Golf & Country Club.

This WOMEN’S ONLY event will be a day filled with golf, great shopping and fun – and all in support of women’s health care initiatives at both local hospitals. “Our two community hospitals already work in partnership in many ways to provide the best health care possible to the communities we serve,” said Robyn Arseneau, Manager of Fundraising at the CPDMH Foundation. “This is just another example of how working together benefits a greater number across our communities – and better still – shows how with our combined efforts we can host an event unlike any other we’ve ever done before!”

“We are excited to do a joint effort with the CPDMH Foundation for women because we think there is demand for such a tournament and an incredibly fun day,” added Gerry Huddleston, Executive Director at the AGH/FVM Foundation. “We are building on the success of our two premier mixed events which are held each year in June.”

For the $125 per person entry fee, 144 women golfers will receive 18 holes of golf with a cart, an exclusive Women’s Only golf club, lunch, dinner, live and silent auctions and swag bag. Unique to this event will be a marketplace where local business owners can showcase their goods for sale at their booth. There will also be a ‘Shopper’s Dream’ raffle, Hole-in-One prizes and great team prizes, including those for ‘Best Team Name’ and ‘Best Team Outfit &/or Decorated Cart!’ Act now if you want to be a part of this great day by calling the numbers to the right… this event has already proven to be popular
as golfer registration is almost full!

There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available to help promote local businesses and raise needed funds for the hospitals. Organizers are hoping to attract business owners who cater to women as shoppers and clients. There will also be a “Driving it
Home” donor wall featured at the event highlighting those who have made a $200 or more donation to the cause. All sponsorship and support received will be divided equally between the two hospital foundations; making your gift work harder and reaching further
than ever before!

Should you find yourself able to help the hundreds of women who visit our facilities annually; your gift will be acknowledged by both hospital foundations to over 20,000 homes through event specific articles in local newspapers, our hospital publications as well
as on the day of the event. You will also be featured on the CPDMH Foundation’s new MOBLIE APP: send a text “CPDMHF” to 84748 to get your FREE
APP and event details today!

For more information on how YOU can be involved in making a difference at your local hospitals, please call Gerry Huddleston at 613-256-2514 x2297 ghuddleston @agh-fvm.com, Carolyn Piché at 613-256-2514 x2296 cpiche@agh-fvm.com or Robyn Arseneau 613-257-2200 x856
rarseneau@carletonplacehosp.com.

We would love to count on you for support!

Glen Tay Block Race

ID-100152876Come out to the Annual Glen Tay Block Race on August 23! Starting in downtown Perth, this is a traditional favourite and many athletes return each year to participate in the 14.7-kilometre road race. It starts and finishes at the Perth Museum on Gore Street.

For more information visit http://www.glentayblock.com/

Heritage Mica Days – Silver Queen Mine Open House and Self-Guided Tour

August 10, 2014 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
( Repeating Weekly on Sun, until August 31, 2014 )

EXPIRES 2016 _ SEVEN WONDERS _ SILVER QUEEN MICA MINE _ THANKSGIVING _ GROUP ACTIVITY PIONEER _ TAY VALLEY _ FALL _ OHTO _ WRITTEN PERMISSION BY EMAIL _ 2013 _ LOW RESOn this self-guided tour along the Silver Queen Mine Trail, you’ll visit the ore wagon and miners’ bunkhouse and even venture underground into the mine!  Costumed interpreters will be ready to answer your questions and tell the story of the mica mining days of the early 1900s. Please park at the Lally Homestead parking area.

Children can participate in the Junior Mica Miner program during the Open House Tours.

Special for today,  Hwy 511 will entertain in the bunkhouse on doghouse bass, fiddle, guitar and mandolin with a lively selection of old favourites. Clap your hands or kick up your heels in an impromptu dance. If you are shorter than Marilyn, you can join in with the music as she teaches you to pluck that big bass!  Hwy 511 is a small group of friends and family who love to play down home Ottawa Valley fiddle tunes mixed in with a touch of Bluegrass.  Between them, they play fiddle, mandolin, guitar, juice harp, mouth organ and doghouse bass, as well as piano, trumpet and drums.

This Open House Tour has no admission charge but you must hold a valid Ontario Parks vehicle day use pass, seasonal pass or camping permit for park entry. Your park entry permit can be purchased at the main park gate. Note that it is about a 2 km return trip walk from the parking area to the mine site. The Silver Queen Mine Trail is not a barrier-free trail. For inquiries with respect to accessibility please call the park directly at 613-267-5060. Dogs are permitted on the trail on a 6 foot leash but are not permitted in the mine or the bunkhouse. Silver Queen Mine Trail Guides are available from volunteers at the trail head at a cost of $1.00.

http://www.heritagemicadays.ca/

 

Pakenham Fall Fair

ceThe Pakenham Fair is a traditional country fair and has been running for over 100 years. Set in beautiful, downtown Pakenham – we invite you for a day of country fun on August 16. The tradition continues with log skidding, horse, beef, dairy, horticultural and craft shows, a local food market, demonstrations as well as some terrific children’s activities.

For more information visit: www.mississippimills.ca

An Ideal Husband

August 14, 2014 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
( Repeating Weekly on Thu, Fri, Sat, until August 23, 2014 )
August 14, 2014 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
( Repeating Weekly on Sun, until August 24, 2014 )

An Ideal Husband by Oscar WildeSummer time and the laughin’ is easy!
Oscar Wilde’s Masterpiece
An Ideal Husband
August 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, & 23 at 8:00 pm
August 17 & 24 at 2:00 pm

Along with “The Importance of Being Ernest”, this is Oscar Wilde’s most produced comedic social satires. Written with style and wit, this piece examines the foibles of the rich and powerful as they play at politics, love and even blackmail. As the clever repartee and lies begin to fly, it’s revealed that the “perfect” man is flawed, the man with all the flaws must do something right, and the question remains: what makes an ideal husband? Oscar Wilde is an ideal and delightful diversion for dog days of August.

Tickets: $22 at The Book Nook (cash), 60 Gore Street E. and Tickets Please, 39 Foster Street, (613) 485-6434, www.ticketsplease.ca; credit cards accepted; a convenience fee applies. $24 at the door; $10 at the door for students with ID

Season Tickets now on sale! Buy early and save.
See www.studiotheatreperth.com for details

 

Trainfest

holiday trainDo you love trains? Ever seen an operating model railway? Ever taken a ride in a caboose, or been on a guided horse-and-wagon tour of our railway history? Well then, gear up and get ready for the 5th Annual Smiths Falls Trainfest, taking place August 23rd and 24th at the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario. The weekend will feature a variety of vendors, exhibitors, demonstrations, workshops, a kid’s tent, museum BBQ, train rides, town-wide train trivia race, and so much more fun for the whole family!

Come out to the museum to view a variety of scale-model displays or pick up some missing items for your collection from our vendors. Learn about our railway heritage on a free horse-and-wagon ride around town on Sunday. Join in on our free whistle making and tree making workshops. Kids’ activities will take place in the Kid’s Tent with railway games, races, crafts, face painting and all kinds of other fantastic activities. Plus, put on some railway gear and get your photo taken in our vintage photo booth!

Don’t forget to sign up for ‘The Great Train Race’, that will test your train trivia as you search for clues around Smiths Falls landmarks! Pre-register your teams of two by Monday, August 18th.

This year, the Museum will be offering train rides from 11 am to 3 pm both days. Hop aboard our 1940s caboose for a ride on the rails. You may even get a spot in the Engineer’s seat in our diesel locomotive! Best of all, train rides are included with event admission.

Trainfest runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission each day is $7 for adults, seniors and students are $6, children 5 to 13 years old are $4, and children under 5 are free. Weekend passes are available.

For information contact the museum at 613-283-5696, email info@rmeo.org or visit our website at www.rmeo.org

Naismith 3 On 3 Basketball Festival

ID-100152876On Saturday, August 9, fun is what you should expect and that is what you will experience in this unique 3-ON-3 basketball festival. From 1992 to 2011 almost one hundred teams participated annually in twenty divisions on the streets of Almonte, making this the largest 3-ON-3 tournament in Eastern Ontario. Bring your team on August 9 and see if you have what it takes to win.

For more information visit http://www.naismithmuseum.com/main.phpaction=cms.ProgramsAndEvents

Perth Fair

ceIt’s that time of year again! Come out to the Perth Fair from August 29-September 1 and take part in Central Ontario’s rich Heritage Fair history! Enjoy rides and games from the midway, see livestock and participate in events, don’t miss out on the children’s concerts or the entertainment for the adults!

Children’s shows take place on Sunday August 31, don’t miss it!

Ry Guy Magic Show - 3 performances of “Have Magic In Your Heart”

Located in the Entertainment/Agriculture Tent

All shows are on Sunday August 31st at the following times:

  • 12:15pm
  • 2:00pm
  • 4:00pm

There will be a concert every day, times, band stands and bands to be listed on the Perth Fair website soon.

For a complete list of activities head to the fair website.