Until May 7 – 16TH ANNUAL PITCH IN CLEANUP – Help create a green, cleaner Smiths Falls – Cleanup litter at our choice of location during the two week period – Bags available at REAL Deal Reuse Store, 85 William St. W. – Check website realaction.ca for more details


Apr 26 – 7:30pm – Canadian Cancer Society is holding a luminary celebration of life event, taking place at 7:30 p.m. at the Kinsmen Park in Smiths Falls beside town hall (77 Beckwith St. N.). There is no fee to participate and luminaries are available by donation. This year’s Relay For Life is taking place June 10 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the Smiths Falls District Collegiate Institute. For more information about the luminary celebration of life event, please visit relayforlife.ca/luminaryor contact Anita Carley at the Canadian Cancer Society’s FLA & The Waterways community office at 1-866-877-0309, or email acarley@ontario.cancer.ca.


Apr 28-May 7 – Smiths Falls Community Theatre presents “The Chalk Garden”, a classic, family-centred play. April 28-May 7. Tickets $20/10. For info or to order tickets 613-283-0300 or smithsfallstheatre.com/next-play. Tickets are also available at Special Greetings on Russell Street – cash only.


Apr 28-29 – 7:00pm – This Ain’t Your Momma’s Country and Uptown Country Music Concert – First Baptist Church, 73 Beckwith St. – Tickets $15 – Proceeds to the Smiths Falls Hospital Foundation


Apr 29 – Perth Festival of the Maples. Experience the grand finale of the maple syrup season at the area’s sweetest celebration. Discover fantastic shops, vendors, maple syrup producers, displays, entertainment, kid’s activities, classic antique car show and various demonstrations. Be sure to check out the annual pancake breakfast. perthchamber.com/festival-of-maples


Apr 29 – 8:00am – 11:00am – All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast – Bethel United Church, Rideau Ferry Road – Adults $10; Youth (6-12) $5; under 6 Free


Apr 29 – 6:30pm – Trivia Night – Lombardy Agricultural Hall – $10 per person lombardyfair.ca/Trivia-Night


Apr 30 – 9:00am – Spring Fling Running Thing – Cataraqui Trail, Ferrara Drive sfrunningthing.com


Apr 30 – 1:00pm – 4:00pm – Spring Swing Dance – Chartwell Willowdale (across from County Fair Mall) – Music, square dancing and refreshments – Everyone is welcome. Free admission.


Apr 30 – 1:00pm – 6:30pm – Open Stage Country Jamboree (Entertainment from 1-6:30pm and a full dinner served at 5pm.) – Smiths Falls Legion, 7 Main St. E. – $14 person or $5 for entertainment only


Apr 30 – 12:00pm – Lasagna Lunch & Bid Euchre Tournament – Montague Hall, 658 Rosedale Rd. S. – Lunch $10; Euchre at 1:00pm $5


May 5 – The Perth Lioness club are hosting a fundraiser called: Celebrate Canada’s 150th with the Perth Lioness & Lions at the Lions hall, Perth fairgrounds. $30 per person. Social Hour – 6 p.m. Roast Beef Dinner – 7 p.m. Entertainment 8:15 p.m. by Simon Clarke “A Touch of Class” tribute to the 50’s 60’s & 70’s. Prizes and Silent Auction For tickets, please call Ellen @ 613 264-2604


May 6 – 8th Annual Community Spring Fling It’s that time of year again! BES Parent Council is excited to be organizing our 8th Annual Community Spring Fling! The sale is on Saturday, May 6th from 7am until 12noon. **Tables are $30 and going quickly!** It is a family friendly event, with over 40 vendors. Last year the event attracted over 1200 people! We have a Mystery Museum, face painting, a Plant Sale, Bake Sale and more. For anyone interested in becoming a vendor, or for more information, please reply to this ad. The sale is held indoors, so it’s a rain or shine event! A great way to support both Berrigan ES and our community! http://www.berriganschoolcouncil.ca/


May 6 – 40 Plus Singles Dinner & Dance Saturday, May 6th, 2017 at Smiths Falls Civitan Club. Dinner at 7 PM Dance to follow. Cash bar on site. Cost is $10.00 at the door . DJ who takes requests with music for everyone. Casual dress no jeans. Meet new people, enjoy life and have fun with others. Time to get warmed up for summer with May sunshine and great things to come. You don’t have to be a dancer to come to this event to enjoy the music and socialize with people. Find other singles who have interests similar to yours and see what is happening in the other areas. Very relaxed atmosphere to mix and mingle with ease with people from your area and others. Smiths Falls Civitan Club (#12468 Hwy 15 N, Smiths Falls, ON., K7A 4S7. Contact: Betty F. 613-285-5557 or 40plussinglesdanceclub@gmail.com and Facebook- 40plussinglesdanceclub


May 8th – University of Ottawa’s Medical Students are excited to put on Shave for a Cure! Brave volunteers are going to shave their heads and cut their hair to raise money and awareness for Childhood Cancer Canada. This year, we will be holding our 14th annual fundraising event on Wednesday May 8th, 2017 from 4:30 – 8:30 pm in the Atrium of Roger Guindon Hall located at 451 Smyth Road. We would like to invite you to attend the event which will unite members of the community, CHEO patients and families, students, and physicians.

If you would like to financially sponsor the team, 100% of the proceeds will go to Childhood Cancer Canada and will help us achieve our goal of $25,000 http://support.childhoodcancer.ca/site/TR/Events/ThirdPartyEvents?team_id=1100&pg=team&fr_id=1070 . More information can be provided via email at sos.smiingoversickness@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!


Sat. May 13th –  Science Odyssey Funfest (Partner of Science Rendezvous 2017) Where: 580 Booth Street, Ottawa, Ontario When: Saturday May 13, 2017 Time: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: FREE!

Science Odyssey Funfest is a celebration and learning experience to spark youth’s interest in science and technology. Join us for family-friendly fun with hands-on science and research activities led by federal government departments, universities and external partners. The event will take place right across the street from Dows Lake, which is also where the Canadian Tulip Festival will be held. Tel: 343-292-6096  or E-mail: nrcan.questions.rncan@canada.ca



May 13th – Big Soul Project – Moving Forward Together for Canada’s 150th. Come enjoy an evening with Big Soul Project, Ottawa’s one and only gospel and groove choir. Special guest Soloist Michael Hanna. Directed by Roxanne Goodman. Our own house band, Deep Groove. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Fourth Avenue Baptist Church, 109A Fourth Avenue. Tickets $20 at: bigsoulproject.com or call 613 236-1804

May 18th – ANNUAL PLANT AUCTION AND SALE: 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 18th at City View United Church, 6 Epworth Avenue.  Members of the Nepean Horticultural Society pot up plants from their gardens as well as seedlings. Admission is Free. Light refreshments available. There are always surprises and bargains as well as gardening advice. Everyone welcome! Cash only purchases. (For more information: Elaine at 613-721 2048 or nhs.Elaine@gmail.com)


June 3. – 10th Annual Charity Golf Tournament – Everyone is welcome to participate in a best ball, fun golf tournament to raise funds & awareness for Parkinson’s Disease – proceeds benefiting Parkinson Society Ottawa.

Hammond Golf & Country Club. Golf & Dinner: $115.00 (Includes golf, cart, dinner, prizes & $20 tax receipt) For more information contact: Brenda – brenda.lavergne@hpe.com


July 14-16 – Simply Sensational Rideau Rendezvous Motorcycle Rally – In Smith Falls, Party on The Rideau! Fri July 14th ‘Welcome to Smith Falls Kick-off Party & Concert. Sat. July 15th will be filled with tons of activities including: A biker breakfast, Ruff Ryders stunt riders, Rendezvous biker rodeo, walking poker run, and much more!  A whole weekend of camping, vendors, prizes, food, beer & fun for everyone! For more info: rideaurendezvous@gmail.com


July 16 – Ride For Pet Rescues – Was created to help local area rescues. Each year a different rescue will be chosen(This year, Feathered Haven Parrot Rescue in Smith Falls) and the funds raised go to helping with vet bills, food, and rehabilitation. It is a great day for riders, to come out for a ride, to help the animals in need. All money donated goes to help with vet bills, food, and rehabilitation. 1 Bakers  Rd, Toledo ON. Contact: 613-206-1053


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 collects used cell phones through Phone Back Canada. Phones collected may be repaired and reused, or the 30-50% that are not usable and taken apart and their parts recycled. And REAL receives $1.00 for every phone it turns in. Drop your phone in the green collection box located near the customer entrance of the REAL Deal during store hours. More information about REAL www.REALaction.ca


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