JACK 92.3 COMMUNITY EVENTS

Don’t forget to see what our friends with the Hinton Auto Group are up to. They have some great suggestions of fun activities for you throughout the area! Visit them here!

 

JACK’S ON THE BLOCK

 

Look for John this Saturday at Perth Kidfish, the Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place and the free concert by British Invasion band in Smiths Falls. Sunday he’ll be popping up at Rideau Paddlefest in Smiths Falls and the HWY 43 Car Club Father’s Day Show and Shine in Kemptville for the Burnout competition.

 

EVENTS

 

 

June 17, 24 – Perth Walking Food Tour 2017. Experience cultural and culinary tales as you meander through some of downtown Perth’s best restaurants and bakeries, tasting and savouring their food. The tour includes a friendly tour guide, six to seven food tastings (enough for lunch for most people), and many culinary, cultural and historical anecdotes.Leave from Matheson House Museum, 11 Gore St E.Rain or Shine. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. 16 people per tour Cost: $35 per person plus taxes and fees. For more information visit perth.ca and click on Food and Drink.

 

June 21 – Summer Solstice Peace Walk at 7 PM at the Carleton Place Community Labyrinth, 267 Edmund Street. Join up for an evening labyrinth walk and enjoy an opening dance performance by Parvaneh Rowshan, honouring our creativity and sense of self and inner peace, choreographed especially to be performed on the labyrinth. During the walk – the Rhythm and Song Community Choir directed by Jennifer Noxon – will sing several songs with the theme of “Peace”. Throughout the evening, you will have the opportunity to write a personal message for peace on a maple leaf cut-out – and hang it on the tree on the picnic table.

 

June 23 – Charity BBQ & Open House – All proceeds will be donated to Christie Lake Kids.Join us Friday, June 23 from 11:30am-1:30pm at Searidge Technologies (60 Camelot Drive) for a charity BBQ and open house! Get more details and check out the silent online auction at http://searidgetech.com/CLKBBQ/

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June 24 – Highland on the Rideau Scottish Festival at Lower Reach Park, Smiths Falls from 9am-5pm. Highland dancing, solo & band competition, massed ands & more. Free admission-free parking. Please bring food bank donation. www.gordonpipeband.com

 

June 25 – Irish Ceili and Picnic at the Heritage House Museum Grounds from 3:00 – 7:00

Featuring:

• Historical presentations
• Genealogy workshops
• Catered or bring-your-own Picnic
• Seventh Town, part of the On the Roll Live Music Series
• Irish Dance Caller Maureen O’Leary

613.283.6311
www.smithsfalls.ca

 

June 25th – Champ Chats – 

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To register for Champ Chats click here!

 

June 26 – Carelton Place Classic Car Show. If you love classic cars, visit Carleton Place in June for a Classic Car Show. The event, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., boasts more than 200 cars along the banks of the Mississippi at beautiful Riverside Park. For the fifth year, old hot rods will be featured. Admission is free and there will be a barbecue at the site. Info: 613-257-8453 (Ken Ferguson)

 

June 27 – South Winds Voyageur Canoe Brigade at Centennial Park, Smiths Falls

Featuring:
• Voyageur Canoe rides on the Rideau Canal
• Presentation on the History of the Rideau Canal, Don McKay, Parks Canada Visitor’s Centre Theatre
• Campfire Canal-side Cook-out
• the History Buffs, part of the On the Roll Live Music Series

Sponsored by Town of Smiths Falls Local Immigration Partnership

613.283.4124
www.smithsfalls.ca

 

July 1-2 – The 19th annual Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour celebrates Canada’s 150th Birthday on the Canada Day Weekend, in the Rideau Lakes district, concentrated around the villages of Portland, Newboro and Chaffey’s Locks. It features paintings, candles, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Studios will be open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. The artists have the welcome mats out and are ready with a few surprises for you. For more information visit our rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com or call 613-359-5947

 

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 or .facebook.com/Rideau-Rendezvous

 

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