Archive for the ‘Perth Ontario Events’ Category.

The Ten Collective Art Show

 

Ten Mississippi Mills painters — The Ten Collective — are mounting the first exhibit of their work at a two-day show in the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum in Almonte on March 31 and April 1, 2018.

What: The Ten Collective two-day art exhibit

When: Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2018, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days

Where: Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 3 Rosamond Street, Almonte  www.mvtm.ca

Who: Open to the public – free admission – show and museum these two days only

The art show and sale by ten renowned Canadian artists will feature paintings in a variety of styles, including acrylic, oil, watercolour and mixed media.

The Ten Collective artists are Amelia Ah You, Jill Halliday, Eileen Hennemann, Rosemary Leach, Marina Malvada, Katherine McNenly, Kaija Savinainen Mountain, Jennifer Noxon, Lily Swain and Nancy Young.

 

Date :
Sunday, April 1, 2018 | 10am to 6pm

 

Event location :
Perth, ON

 

Contact :
Name: Eileen Hennemann
E-mail thetencollective@gmail.com
Phone Number (613) 316-6599

Visit thetencollective.com

Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park

The Annual Perth Tourism Easter Egg Extravaganza will take place on March 31st, 2018, with the Easter egg hunt starting at 11:00 a.m. (must be accompanied by an adult, bring your own basket!)

Children 8 and under can enjoy the entertainment, visit with the Easter bunny, then search for eggs in the park. Every child will receive a treat!

 

Date :
Saturday, March 31, 2018 from 11am to 12pm

 

Event location :
Stewart Park
80 Gore Street East, Perth, ON

 

Contact :
613-267-1947 or visit www.perthtourism.ca

AGM & Business Tradeshow

 

Annual General Meeting and Business Tradeshow.

Fees/admission: $25 Dinner
$10 for Tradeshow Table

 

Date :
Thursday, March 29, 2018 from 5 to 7:30pm

 

Event location :
Perth Civitan
​6787 Lanark County Rd 43, Perth, ON K0G 1B0

 

Contact :

E-mail: welcome@perthchamber.com
Website: http://www.perthchamber.com/

Regimental Band of the Governor General’s Foot Guards in concert

The Governor General’s Foot Guards Band will be returning for the third year to St. Paul’s United Church in Perth on Sunday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m.

The 30-piece concert band is part of the most senior reserve infantry regiment in Canada, dating back to its formation in 1872.  The band is based at Cartier Square Drill Hall in downtown Ottawa. They share a close connection to the Governor General and provide music for many ceremonies in the Ottawa area, including the annual nationally televised Remembrance Day ceremony held at the War Memorial.

The band’s full dress uniform with scarlet tunic and bearskin hat is immediately recognizable.  Many of the musicians in the ensemble play in the Ceremonial Guard band, which supports the changing of the guard ceremony on Parliament Hill during the summer months.

The program will take you back to the silver screen movie de Gadfly, with music written by Shostakovich (Spanish Dance), exciting lively scores from American composer and orchestrator for film Rossano Galante (The Last Centaur) up to the present with music from the family movie Moana that will for sure please the little ones.

Admission to the concert is free, but donations will be accepted at the door to defray the costs of advertising.

Prospective concertgoers are invited to warm up a late March Sunday afternoon with the exciting sounds of brass, woodwind and percussion, in the intimate and acoustically pleasant sanctuary of St. Paul’s United Church, 25 Gore Street West in Perth.

 

Date :
Sunday, March 25, 2018 from 2 to 3:30pm

 

Event location :
St. Paul’s United Church
25 Gore St. W.

 

Contact :
Website: www.stpaulsperth.ca

Friends of the Tay Watershed Annual Meeting

 

Join the Friends of the Tay for our AGM, to find out ‘What’s coming downstream for our Tay Watershed in 2018’, with updates on association activities and plans, and presentations on Perth’s innovative water protection programs by the Town’s Environmental Services Department, on the Bobs Lake Dam rebuild and water management by Parks Canada, and on the Tay Watershed Report update by Rideau Valley Conservation Authority. Public welcome. Come at 2:00 for refreshments. Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St.

 

Date :
Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 2 to 5pm

 

Event location :
Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St.

 

Contact :
David Taylor
Phone number: 613 264 0094
E-mail: friends@taywatershed.ca
Website: http://www.taywatershed.ca/

Studio Theatre Perth presents: “The Breadwinner”

 

Angelina Jolie produced this animated film about Parvana, an 11-year-old Afghani girl growing up under the Taliban. When her father is wrongfully arrested, she dresses as a boy in order to support her family. She draws strength from the fantastical stories she invents, as she embarks on a quest to find her father and reunite her family.

Nominated for Best Animated Feature Film for the 2018 Oscars.

PG-11; not suitable for very young children.
Movies are shown on a nice big 9′ x 16′ screen, with amazing sound and comfy seats.

 

Tickets: Adults – $10, Children under 12 – $8, at the door only

 

Date :
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 2pm

 

Event location :
63 Gore St. East, Unit #2

 

Contact :
Studio Theatre Perth
Phone number: 613-267-7469
E-mail: enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
Website: http://studiotheatreperth.com

Happy St Patrick’s Day!

 

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick , is a cultural and religious celebration held on 17 March, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland.

 

St Patrick’s Day in Canada:

 

In Canada, St Patrick’s Day marks the feast day and anniversary of the death of a Christian missionary known as Patrick. He was born in the year 387, probably somewhere near the present day border between Scotland and England. At the age of 16, he was captured and taken to Ireland as a slave. During this period, he became very religious and after six years he fled back to his family.

Later in his life, he returned to Ireland as a missionary. He is said to have played an important role in converting the inhabitants of Ireland to Christianity and in ridding the island of snakes. However, there is no evidence that there have been any snakes in Ireland in the past 10,000 years. The “snakes” he drove out of Ireland may represent particular groups of pagans or druids. It is believed that St Patrick died on March 17 probably in the year 461 or 493 (according to different sources). St Patrick is buried under Down Cathedral in Downpatrick, County Down, and is one of the three patron saints of Ireland. The other patron saints are St Brigid of Kildare and St Columba.

 

How about St Patrick’s Day in the United States?

 

St Patrick’s Day celebrations were brought to Canada by Irish immigrants. The day is a bank holiday in Northern Ireland and a public holiday in the Republic of Ireland. In the rest of the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, it is celebrated, but is not an official holiday.

St Patrick’s Day, on March 17, remembers one of Ireland’s patron saints, St Patrick. It largely celebrates Irish-American culture in the United States.

Celebrations concentrate on Irish themed parties, drinks and food. Many people get into the spirit by dressing in green clothing and eating green colored food. Irish clubs and pubs often hold parties or have special deals.

 

Symbols of St Patrick’s Day:

 

The most common St Patrick’s Day symbol is the shamrock. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol of the Holy Trinity. Other symbols include:

  • Almost anything green.
  • The green, orange and white flag of the Republic of Ireland.
  • Brands of beer associated with Irish culture.

Religious symbols include snakes and serpents. Other symbols seen on St Patrick’s Day include the harp, which was used in Ireland for centuries, as well as the leprechaun and a pot of gold that it hides.

 

Date :
Saturday, March 17, 2018

 

Event location :
Perth, ON

Paddington at the Studio Theatre Perth

 

From the producers of Harry Potter comes an animated film following the comic mis-adventures of a young Peruvian bear with a passion for all things British, who travels to London in search of a home.

Tickets: Adults – $10, Children under 12 – $8, at the door only

 

Date :
Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11am

 

Event location :
63 Gore St. East, Unit #2

 

Contact :
Studio Theatre Perth
Phone number: 613-267-7469
E-mail: enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
Website: http://studiotheatreperth.com

Studio Theatre Perth presents: “Murder on the Orient Express”

 

A lavish trip through Europe quickly unfolds into a race against time to solve a murder aboard a train. When an avalanche stops the Orient Express dead in its tracks, the world’s greatest detective — Hercule Poirot — arrives to interrogate all passengers and search for clues before the killer can strike again.

Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfiffer, Penelope Cruz, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi. Tickets: Adults $10, Children $8, at the door only.

 

Date :
Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7:30pm

 

Event location :
63 Gore St. East, Unit #2

 

Contact :

Studio Theatre Perth
Phone number: 613-267-7469
E-mail: enquiries@studiotheatreperth.com
Website: http://studiotheatreperth.com

Perth & District Historical Society Meeting

 

On March 15, local historian and author Susan Code returns to entertain us with selected stories on our district’s colourful early history and its residents, 7:30pm, at the Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St. E. Toonie Donation.

 

Date :
Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm

 

Event location :
Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St. E.

 

Contact :

David Taylor
Phone number: 613 264 0094
E-mail: perthhs@gmail.com
(Information 264 0094 www.perthhs.org)