JACK 92.3 COMMUNITY EVENTS

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EVENTS

 

 

 

Oct 15-21 – Ontario Public Library Week. To celebrate, the Perth Union Library will be hosting a fine amnesty week. From October 15-21, any items returned to the library that are overdue or marked lost will have all fines waived.

 

Oct 15-21 – Restaurant Week – Dine In & Win – Check out Smiths Falls Downtown Business Association (DBA) page for more details MORE INFO HERE

 

 

Oct 19-22 – 7:30pm (2pm Sunday) – WHO DUNIT? presented by the Smiths Falls Community Theatre – Smiths Falls Station Theatre, 53 Victoria Ave – Adults $20; Students $10

 

Oct 20 – Athens United Church Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings and home baked pies. 4:30-6:30pm. Adults $13.50, children 6-12 yrs $6 and children 5 and under free. Take out available.

 

Oct 20-21 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Escape Boxcar – Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, 90 William St. W. – $15 (+ $1.43 admin fee) per person – Pre-purchased tickets required at Eventbrite; Contact museum for more info – info@rmeo.org or (613) 283-5696 MORE INFO HERE

 

Oct 21 – Enjoy a delicious local foods buffet dinner on Saturday, October 21 at Lombardy Hall, hosted by the Rideau Environmental Action League. REAL’s annual “dinner with a difference” celebrates our area’s local food producers. Catered by Laurie Anne Brennan, the dinner will feature music by The Giocoso Strings and a silent auction. During the cocktail hour, meet some local producers at our appetizer tasting stations, and sample some local beers and Ontario wines at the cash bar. Tickets are $60 are available at in Smiths Falls at Modern Thymes or the REAL Deal Store, or by calling 283-9966. Tickets include a $20 charitable receipt for your support of environmental action in our community. See www.REALaction.ca for more.

 

Oct 21 – Fall Roundup at Pierce’s Corners, just west of North Gower 8am-3pm. The Rideau Snowmobile Club serving up food. Also there’s a garden market, petting zoo, the Schutzhund dogs, the caring and calm Guide dogs, perform and take a horse-drawn hay ride before heading to Weiner’s food cart for fresh cut fries and hot dogs. Beer Tent with music by Country Seven. (Open Mic too) Lots of pumpkins to choose from. Find the Marlborough Community Recreation Association (Pierce’s Corners Hall) at 3048 Pierce Road (corner of Malakoff and Pierce).

 

Oct 21 – 6:00pm – Oktoberfest – County Fair Mall (Old Zellers/Target) – $15 in advance; $20 at door – Limited Tickets available.

Smiths Falls Oktoberfest will be held at the County Fair Mall in the old Target space — donated by Guy Saumure and Sons — on Saturday, Oct. 21 starting at 6 p.m. DJ Johnny Five plays at 6 p.m., followed by Schteev und die Lederhosers Band from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Limited tickets are available for $15 in advance or $20 at the door.

In addition to the Bavarian music, guests will also enjoy Oktoberfest sausage and sauerkraut.

 

Oct 21 – 7-9 pm – Haunted House – Heritage House Museum, 11 Old Sly’s Rd – $5 per youth victim (18 & under); $10 per adult victim

 

Oct 22 – 3:00pm – 6:00pm – Ottawa Valley Male Choir – Westminster Presbyterian Church, 11 Church St. W. – No charge for admission but a freewill offering will be taken.

 

Oct 22 – The OK Clean Water Project is hosting their Annual Brunch at the Centurion Conference and Event Centre, 170 Colonnade Road. This is a fundraising event to support a water project in Kumbo, Cameroon. There will be an update on the project, delicious brunch, a silent auction and a raffle. Tickets are available at $45 for adults and $20 for children at 613-737-3681. Come on out and bring your friends in support of this life-giving cause. MORE INFO HERE

 

Oct 27-28 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Escape Boxcar – Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, 90 William St. W. – $15 (+ $1.43 admin fee) per person – Pre-purchased tickets required at Eventbrite; Contact museum for more info – info@rmeo.org or (613) 283-5696 MORE INFO HERE

 

Oct 28 – IODE Harvest Craft Show. Upper halls Carleton Place Arena, Neelin Street. 10-3pm Free admission, lunch by IODE- soup, sandwiches , drinks, pies and squares. Over 40 local crafters. Door prizes, 50/50 draw. Profits to support local hospitals and schools.

 

Oct 31 – North Lanark Community Health Centre invites you to the 3rd year anniversary celebration of the Primary Care Outreach to Seniors Program. Please join us for a light lunch at the North Lanark Community Health Centre to learn about our program and celebrate 3 years working in the community. The celebration will run from 11:30am- 1:30pm and will feature a performance by Men of the Clyde men’s choir and the opportunity to browse display tables with information about local community services.For more information, contact Meredith or Sarah at (613) 259-2182 or email Meredith at mcullen@nlchc.on.ca. We are located at 207 Robertson Drive, Lanark, ON, K0G 1K0

 

Nov 1 – Public Forum to Discuss the Fair Workplace Better Jobs Act – The Smiths Falls & District Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Town of Smiths Falls and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce is pleased to host a special Town Hall meeting to discuss the Ontario Government’s proposed changes to the work legislation that will affect all of us. This is a free event and is open to public. This meeting will take place at the Smiths Falls Community Memorial Centre (upstairs at the arena) on November 1st from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Special guest, Karl Baldauf of the Ontario Chamber of Commerce will present on Bill 148 and the impact it has on businesses in Ontario.

 

Nov 3-4 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Escape Boxcar – Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, 90 William St. W. – $15 (+ $1.43 admin fee) per person – Pre-purchased tickets required at Eventbrite; Contact museum for more info – info@rmeo.org or (613) 283-5696 MORE INFO HERE

 

Nov 4 – Candy Cane Bazaar & Luncheon 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church Hall, Corner of Market & Russell Streets, Smiths Falls. Great Christmas Gifts for everyone. Crafts, Baking, Accessories, Jewellery
Balloon Burst & More! Luncheon: $6.00 per person

 

Nov 4 – The Holy Cross Catholic Church Annual Bazaar is coming up in Kemptville on Saturday from 9:00 am until 1:30 pm. The location is Clothier Street West in Kemptville. Check out the baked goods, books, crafts, hand knitted & crocheted items, silent auction, regift table and stay for a delicious homemade lunch. The draws for the lovely quilt, computer tablet and handmade Christmas wall hanging will be held at 1 pm on Bazaar day.

 

Nov 4 – The Friends of the Perth Union Library are holding their annual Bake Sale from 10 am to 3 pm at the Perth Union Library, 30 Herriot Street, Perth. Lots of goodies for sale, including home made fruitcake, shortbread, pies, breads, pastries, cookies and gluten free items.

 

Nov 4-5 – Find gifts with originality, variety and quality from over 25 juried vendors. 10-4pm at the Almonte Community Centre, 182 Bridge Street. Entre for a chance at this year’s fabulous and festive quilt. Free parking & admission, tearoom, collecting for L.A.W.S. More info at MORE INFO HERE and Facebook

 

Nov 9 – Fairview Manor on 75 Spring at Almonte will be hosting their Annual Bazaar and Chili Luncheon from 9-1:30 pm. Lunch will be served form 11-1:30 pm. at a cost of $6.00. Contact Sheila Lefebvre at 613-256-3113 x2908

 

Nov 10-11 – 5:00pm – 9:00pm – Escape Boxcar – Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario, 90 William St. W. – $15 (+ $1.43 admin fee) per person – Pre-purchased tickets required at Eventbrite; Contact museum for more info – info@rmeo.org or (613) 283-5696 MORE INFO HERE

 

Nov 18-19 – The Kanata Civic Art Gallery presents its Gift of Art show and sale on Saturday and Sunday (10:00am -5:00pm ,both dates). This signature event includes original works of art from some of Ottawa’s finest artists. It is held at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Kanata. Free admission. Free parking. Further information 613.580.2424 extension 33341 and kanatagallery.ca

 

TFN – Lacrosse Exhibit Visits Merrickville Blockhouse Museum. Until Thanksgiving Weekend, the Merrickville Blockhouse Museum has from the Akwesasne Museum a lacrosse exhibit, which focuses on the spiritual side of lacrosse and its origins in the Sky-World.

 

On Going- The Mississippi Mills Public Library is providing a Technology Facilitator working out of both the Almonte Branch and the Pakenham Branch. One-on-one computer sessions. Bring your devices, your questions and she’ll help you navigate all the ins and outs from sending emails to YouTube. The tutor will also be offering a variety of different workshops and information sessions on technology issues: computer basics, downloading e-books and audio books, social media, and the latest technology trends. It’s all free! Call either branch (Almonte 613-256-1037 or Pakenham 613-624-5306) to learn more.

 

On Going- Open Mike at the Carleton Place Legion, every Friday night from 7pm to 11pm. All welcome to take the mic and show your stuff. Hosted by Jim Simpson. It is free

 

On Going -Join the Lung Association’s Team BREATHE as they raise funds before crossing the FINISH lines at the Ottawa Race Weekend, Spartan Races, the Granfondo Ottawa cycling event, and the DeFranco Lung Run.  Or help our volunteer crew at each race.  Together, we can create breathing breakthroughs. Contact Melanie Estable-Porter  melanie@on.lung.ca

 

On Going- A free Skate and Helmet Lending Library is available at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville, during all public skating hours. Equipment will be signed out and signed back in at the arena by a Municipal staff member. Valid photo identification will be required to borrow equipment. Skate aids for those who are still learning to stand on two skates also available. The goal of the Lending Library is to increase physical activity for all ages, with the availability of helmets in all sizes, to reinforce the importance of safety and preventing head injuries while on the ice.

 

On Going- Toledo Legion has great tasting wings and fries every Friday from 3-7:30.

 

On Going– People, Words & Change (PWC), is a non-profit that provides free one-on-one tutoring by volunteers to adults in the Ottawa region who need to improve their literacy and basic skills. The program helps adult learners meet their individual goals such as working toward employment, educational upgrading and mastering practical life skills. More info at www.pwc-ottawa.ca

 

TFN- Alzheimer Society of Lanark County Caregiver Support Group .Offers a safe environment to express your feelings, ask questions and to receive support at Almonte Office, 453 Ottawa Street 10am. 3rd Tuesday of the month, Please register for all sessions ahead of time. Call: 613-264-0307.

 

On Going- Eye See – Eye Learn, is a not-for-profit program designed to detect, diagnose and treat children with vision problems. A campaign is now underway to provide eye exams and complimentary glasses to Junior Kindergarten children in Eastern Ontario, which includes Lanark Leeds-Grenville and Ottawa. Additional information on the program is available online, through www.eyeseeeyelearn.ca.

 

On Going – Events Happening at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 – 7 Main Street East Smiths Falls 613-283-2690. (All events open to the public) Bid Euchre & Duplicate Bridge – every Monday evening at 7pm.   Bridge Lessons Tuesday at 1pm Bingo Thursday at 7pm

 

On Going-Monday through Saturday, the Kemptville Youth Centre (KYC) offers different programs for youth while at the centre. On Wednesday evenings from 4 – 6 p.m. and Friday evenings from 6 – 8 p.m. KYC holds Guitar Lessons for youth. There is no equipment or experience necessary and is free to youth from 12 to 18 years old. More information about KYC programs and events visit the KYC website at: www.kemptvilleyc.com

 

On Going-Mixed Darts every Thursday from 7pm. until 9pm. at the RCAFA Hall, 44 Abbott St. N, Smiths Falls, beside the fixed bridge.

 

URGENT –Demand is up…supplies are down-the Salvation Army Emergency Food Cupboard is almost bare! PLEASE drop off your non-perishable food donations at the church, 251 Brockville Street Smiths Falls.

 

On Going-Youth Action Kommittee of Perth & District (YAK) has established an electronic waste depot. Small amounts (car load or less) accepted during normal hours of operation-2pm-7pm. Monday to Friday at the old Perth Shoe factory.

 

On Going – Events Happening at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 95 – 7 Main Street East Smiths Falls 613-283-2690. (All events open to the public) Bid Euchre & Duplicate Bridge – every Monday evening at 7pm.   Bridge Lessons Tuesday at 1pm Bingo Thursday at 7pm.

 

On Going-The Smiths Falls Community Hospital Auxiliary is seeking volunteers for their meal assist program. Interested persons can contact Joanne Cleary at 613-283-1583.

 

On Going –The North Lanark Historical Society, Appleton archives, is looking for any audio or print material about The Dec. 27/42 Almonte Train Wreck .If you have photos, newspaper or magazine clips contact: www.northlanarkregionalmuseum.com/

 

On Going-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County new breakfast program in Smiths Falls needs volunteers. There are open spots on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7am to 9am. Please contact BB/BS office if you’d like more details – 613-283-0570 and ask for Rhonda.

 

TFN-Victim Services – Lanark County is pleased to offer a unique volunteer experience helping victims of crime in Lanark County and the Town of Smiths Falls. Specialized training both in person and on line is provided. Applicants must be 18 years or older with a valid G2 Drivers License and the ability to provide compassionate and practical assistance to victims of crime, 24/7/365.   Applications and information are available at WWW.learn2help.ca .   Applications can also be obtained by calling 613-284-8380.

 

TFN-Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County needs mentors. You already have what it takes to be a role model; all you have to be is a friend. An hour a week can make a difference at www.bigbrotherbigsisterslanark.ca.

 

TFN- Every Tuesday Bid Euchre at 1:30pm at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.

 

TFN – Every Thursday at 10am Quilting & Sewing Club meets. Come join us for coffee. Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-8325.

 

TFN– Every Friday at 7pm 4 hand euchre at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.

 

TFN – Every Saturday 6 hand euchre at 1pm  at the Montague & District Seniors Forget-Me-Not Club 658 Rosedale Rd S. Call 613-283-8482 to leave a message or 613-283-6240.

 

TFN –The Town of Smiths Falls offers a variety of services to immigrants making their home here. TR Leger School of Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education, of the Upper Canada District School Board, offering ESL (English as a Second Language) classes on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Smiths Falls Public Library. Further information on the existing classes is available by contacting Lane at daphne.lane@ucdsb.on.ca  or Case at ELLclassSF@gmail.com

 

TFN – REAL operates a registered OES electronics waste collection depot at its REAL Deal Reuse Store at 85 William Street, Smiths Falls. Old stereo equipment, televisions, computer parts and other electronics are accepted free of charge during store hours, Thursday to Saturday 10 – 4 p.m. and seasonally on Sundays 12 – 4. See www.REALaction.ca for details

 

TFN- Donate your unwanted vehicle and help those living with kidney disease.  Have your car towed within 48 hours for free and receive a valuable tax receipt. Newer vehicles may qualify for an even bigger receipt! Call 1-866-788-CARS, or click the car

 

TFN- Lanark County Fire Department wants your old vehicles. Donate your old vehicle for them to use in as a practice vehicle for the Jaws of Life Rescue technics.They’ll pick your vehicle up and take it away for free. For more info call Carleton Automotive.com or call 613-253-0569

 

TFN- The Alzheimer’s Society of Lanark County needs volunteers to take part in the “Day Away” program. 264-0307

 

TFN- Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lanark County looking for volunteers to help in operation of Jewels Thrift Store in Smiths Falls. 613-283-9723

hs Falls. 613-283-9723