December Events


December 1-25, 2016
Food drive at Whitewater Brewery Company. From now until Christmas, bring in five non-perishable food items for our local food bank and we will buy you a beer. Offer valid once per customer. Drive taking place at our Lakeside Pub location in Cobden on Highway 17.
www.whitewaterbeer.ca

December 1, 2016
Petawawa Seniors Centre Christmas Tea. 11:30am-1:00pm. $8 adults. $4 children. Tea, coffee or juice and sandwiches, squares and more. 1163 Victoria Street, Petawawa.
Phone: 613-687-6574

December 1-15, 2016
Nominate a house in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards that has made a special effort to brighten the season with their outside decorations as part of our Holiday House Decorating Contest! Winners will be chosen December 15th and announced December 20th. Prizes of $250, $150 and $100 for the winning homeowners.
Phone: 613-757-2300
www.killaloe-hagarty-richards.com

December 1-15, 2016
Nominate a business in the Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards for their Christmas spirit as part of the Business Christmas Cheer Contest! Business owners and the public can upload a photo (inside or outside) of the business to our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/NaturallySpiritedKillaloeHagartyRichards for a chance to win $250, $150 or $100. Winners chosen December 20th.
Phone: 613-757-2300
www.killaloe-hagarty-richards.com

December 2, 2016
26th Annual Renfrew Victoria Hospital Tree of Lights. Join us on today in Low Square, Downtown Renfrew at 6:00pm for the annual tree lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season!

December 2-3, 2016
Cobden Farmers’ Christmas Market. Friday December 2nd (Noon-8:00pm) and Saturday December 3rd (9:00am-4:00pm). Over 100 vendors in three locations: Cobden Agricultural Hall; Farmers’ Market building and Royal Canadian Legion. Bring a non-perishable item for the Food Bank and receive a ballot to win great prizes.
www.cobdenfarmersmarket.ca

December 2-4 & 9-11, 2016
Christmas in the forest family weekend. Get together this Christmas at the Canadian Ecology Centre. This weekend is filled with fun, holiday cheer and Santa! Activities and fun for children of all ages, accommodations and Christmas dinner! Celebrate with us this holiday season! $35 for the day. Overnight packages starting at $250.
Phone: 705-744-1715
www.canadianecology.ca

December 3, 2016
Festival of Lights at Chutes Coulonge. If you haven’t seen it, make a point to go this year. $10 per person or $32 for family of four. Children 5-12 get in for $6. Over 7,000 lights and lasers, bonfire, displays, and snacks. More dates (keep reading!)
Phone: 1-888-683-2770
info@chutescoulonge.qc.ca

December 3, 2016
Killaloe Farmers’ Market Christmas Market. 10:00am-2:00pm. Handcrafted gifts, holiday decorations, baked goods and local food. Killaloe Lions Hall. 18 Lake Street, Killaloe.
www.facebook.com/KillaloeFarmersMarket

December 3, 2016
St. Paul’s Anglican Church Christmas Tea & Bazaar. $7 tickets. 2:00pm-4:00pm. 530 Main Street, Shawville.
parishofclarendon@gmail.com

December 3, 2016
Annual Christmas Bake and Craft Sale at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church. 10:00am-2:00pm. Purchase your homemade Christmas gifts or baked goods along with the chance to win one of our many Christmas baskets. Stay for lunch and enjoy homemade soup, buns, dessert, coffee and tea for only $7. 80 Daniel Street North, Arnprior.

December 3, 2016
Brudenell Lyndoch and Raglan Township Christmas Craft and Bake Sale. 9:00am-3:00pm. Palmer Rapids Recreation Centre. Vendors, baked goods, snack and lunch available. 42 Burnt Bridge Road in Palmer Rapids.
Phone: 613-758-1248

December 3, 2016
Sherwood Christmas Craft Sale. 9:00am-1:00pm. Unique, locally crafted items, warm lunch available, hot chocolate, coffee and yummy treats! 50/50 draw, a raffle with great prizes and fun for the kids! Madawaska Valley DHS 31 John Street, Barry’s Bay.

December 3, 2016
Christmas craft, vendor and bake sale. 9:00am-3:00pm. St. James Parish Hall, Portage du Fort, Quebec. Serving lunch, silent auction, 50/50 draw, free gift for first 25 women customers. 23 Nelson Street, CP 89, Portage-du-Fort, Quebec.

December 3, 2016
The Renfrew Lions Club Santa Claus Parade. This year’s theme is “Your Super Hero.” The Parade starts at 1:00pm at Our Lady of Fatima School and ends at the Renfrew Armouries, where hot dogs and hot chocolate will be served to the children and the float participants.
RandyGodin@hotmail.com

December 3, 2016
OFSC Driving Training Course. For those 12 years of age or older without a valid driver’s licence. $40. Course runs 9:00am to Noon. Register with Linda Jackson.
Phone: 613-646-7736
ljackson4508@yahoo.ca

December 4, 2016
Alice & Fraser Recreation Association Children’s Christmas Party. Children can walk around and visit with all the animals from Waddles ‘N’ Wags. Santa makes a special visit at 2:30pm. Entry is free but please bring a food bank donation. Please confirm attendance. Search event on Facebook.
cmanning1248@gmail.com

December 4, 2016
Christmas Bazaar at the Arnprior Legion. 10:00am to 3:00pm. Supporting the upcoming trip the Army Cadets who will be attending Vimy Ridge in April 2017. 49 Daniel Street North, Arnprior.
Phone: 613-623-4722

December 4, 2016
Christmas Concert – Pembroke Community Choir. Hallelujah! Begin the Christmas season with beautiful choral music. Our 80-voice choir performs “Christmas with the Classics” at 7:00pm at Calvin United Church, Pembroke. Advance tickets $15 or $18 at the door. Children 13 and under free. Tickets available from choir members, at Pembroke Mall office, and Kevin’s Flowers, Petawawa.

December 5, 2016
Renfrew County National Farmers Union Meeting. First Monday of every month. Barr Line Community Centre, Cobden. 7:30pm. All welcome. Contact Tony Straathof 613-587-4343 or rcnfu330@gmail.com

December 5, 2016
The Training and Learning Centre invites the public to their Christmas Open House. 1:00pm-3:00pm. Held at their location, 22 Bridge Street in Eganville. Everyone is welcome.
Phone: 613-628-1720
www.trainingandlearningcentre.ca

December 6, 2016
A Taste of Meditation. Free introductory class. 6:45pm- 7:45pm. Instructors: Madhura and Vasistha Ishaya. Clear your mind, relieve stress and promote inner peace. Ages 15 and up. Held at the Pembroke Public Library. All are welcome.
237 Victoria Street, Pembroke
www.pembrokelibrary.ca

December 6, 2016
Speech and Language Workshop. Hosted by The Parents’ Voice – Shawville Area. 6:30pm-7:30pm. Topics such as language and speech sound development milestones from birth to late childhood, the different types of speech and language difficulties which are most common in children, an overview of the communication skills which are important for children to succeed in their home and school environments, and ideas for stimulating speech and language development with your child. Dr. S.E. McDowell School, 89 Rue Centre, Shawville.

December 6, 2016
Accepting new recruits. 6:30pm at the Pembroke Armoury. Bring your birth certificate or passport, health card and a parent or legal guardian to complete your registration. Check out our website for more information.
www.2677cadets.ca

December 7, 2016
Deep River Community Association annual general meeting. 7:30pm. Deep River Library program room.
Phone: 613-584-4161
drevents@magma.ca

December 8, 2016
Killaloe Public Library Holiday Open House. 6:00pm-8:00pm. OK Chorale choir, Barry Goldie and Lee Lafonte holiday readings and homemade refreshments. Silent auction and option to purchase gently used DVDs and books.
Phone: 613-757-2211
info@killaloelibrary.ca

December 9, 2016
Final day to book into the first Health Matters issue of the new year! If you are a health business, here is a great spot to attract new clients. If you are an organization, promote for volunteers and donors. Talk to us about how you can be part of Health Matters.
Phone: 613-732-7774
behealthy@ovhealth.ca

December 9, 2016
Renfrew County Soil and Crop Improvement Association Annual Meeting. Galbraith Room, Renfrew Armouries. 10:30am. For more information contact Jennifer Doelman.
Phone: 613-570-0677
bds@totalcropcare.com

December 9-10, 2016
Festival of Lights at Chutes Coulonge. If you haven’t seen it, make a point to go this year. Admission is $10 per person or $32 for family of four. Children 5-12 get in for $6. Over 7,000 lights and lasers, bonfire, displays, and snacks. More dates in December (keep reading!)
Phone: 1-888-683-2770
info@chutescoulonge.qc.ca

December 10, 2016
Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards Santa Claus Parade! Plenty of floats plus the St. Andrew’s Knights of Columbus is serving a hotdog and a hot chocolate for just $2! A great community day.
www.khrtownship.ca

December 10, 2016
Snowmobile Driver Training.
Calabogie and District Snowmobile Club will be holding a snowmobile driver training course Saturday the 10th of December. Snowmobile drivers must be 12 years or older on or before the training date to qualify for an Ontario driver’s license. Registration can be made by contacting 613-717-2643, or check out the Calabogie and District Snowmobile Club Facebook page for details of this and other upcoming snowmobile club events.

December 10, 2016
Christmas Craft Show at the Horton Community Centre. 9:00am-5:00pm. Free admission. 1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew.

December 10, 2016
St. Andrew’s School Craft Fair. 10:00am-3:00pm. Sewing, knitting, wood, candles, stained glass, tole painting, quilts and more. Food and drinks available. St. Andrew’s Church Hall in Killaloe. 141 Queen Street, Killaloe.

December 10, 2016
Pembroke Symphony Orchestra Christmas Special. Festival Hall in Pembroke. 7:30pm-10:30pm. Featuring special guests: Petawawa Military Wives Choir and MPP John Yakabuski as the Narrator. Tickets online or at Festival Hall.
www.festhall.com

December 10-12, 2016
The 2016 Singing Christmas Tree. Feature presentations: December 10-12 at 7:00pm; December 11 at 2:00pm. Free admission. Please bring a non perishable food item for the food bank. Located at corner of Highway 17 and 41.
Phone: 613-732-9721
www.pptchurch.com

December 11, 2016
Christmas Cantata Concert & Carol Sing. “Christmas is a Birthday,” a Christmas Musical presented by St. Andrew’s United Church Choir and guests along with the St. Andrew’s Sunday School children. Beachburg United Church. 2:00pm. Free will offering for local food banks. Refreshments served.
Phone: 613-582-3441

December 12, 2016
Enjoy a live reading of Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” from start to finish. 12:30pm-3:30pm at the Pembroke Public Library. Curl up on a winter’s afternoon with a cup of wassail, Ebeneezer Scrooge and his ghostly visitors. A true holiday treat!
237 Victoria Street, Pembroke
www.pembrokelibrary.ca

December 12, 2016
Deadline to book into our January-February 2017 edition of 101 Things to Do in the Valley. Issue publishes December 15th. Looking for events in January and February and early March for this issue. Kicking off Canada’s 150th birthday, Valentine’s Day, winter sports and entertainment and more. $25 per listing. 5 listings for $100.
Phone: 613-732-7774
travel@travelourbackyard.com

December 16, 2016
Celebrate the longest night of the year by dressing up in Christmas lights and your best Solstice costume and walk or run the streets of Arnprior! Donations accepted for the food bank. Celebratory dinner and hot chocolate for all. Prizes for best costumes. Christmas carols. $25 per participant. $60 per family.
Phone: 613-623-4242 ext. 21
www.galileecentre.com

December 16, 2016
Arnprior Optimist Free Skate. Nick Smith Centre. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Enjoy free skating along with Christmas music, free Hot chocolate and free popcorn (while supplies last)! Bring the whole family and enjoy a skate together – a great Ottawa Valley tradition. 77 James Street, Arnprior.

December 16-17, 2016
Festival of Lights at Chutes Coulonge. If you haven’t seen it, make a point to go this year. Admission is $10 per person or $32 for family of four. Children 5-12 get in for $6. Over 7,000 lights and lasers, bonfire, displays, and snacks. More dates in December (keep reading!)
Phone: 1-888-683-2770
info@chutescoulonge.qc.ca

December 16-30, 2016
Holiday accommodations special at the Canadian Ecology Centre! Stay a minimum of 2 nights in our modern accommodations and save $50 per night off our regular rate of $138! Includes access to shared use dining cabin for meal prep. Snowshoes available depending on conditions.
Phone: 705-744-1715
www.canadianecology.ca

December 17, 2016
Community Christmas Party at the Paul J. Yakabuski Centre in Barry’s Bay. Cocktails at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm by The Ash Grove Inn. Live entertainment to follow by Sidewinder. $30 each. Get tickets now as event sells out annually.
Phone: 613-756-2747
gdombroski@madawaskavalley.ca

December 17, 2016
Holiday Art Carnival at A Place for the Arts! Starting at 2:00pm. A day filled with warm drinks, festivities, music and merriment! Artists and craft booths, carnival games, musical interlude and more. Prizes to be won. Caffeinated and non-caffeinated drinks, mulled apple cider and spiked eggnog. All by donation.
23 Bridge Street West, Bancroft
Phone: 613-332-7085

December 17-18, 2016
Fern & Fungi Botannicals Holiday Open House. A relaxing meet and greet with drinks and food, to shop for last minute Christmas gifts, or to attend the free workshops. 7 River Street, Killaloe.
www.facebook.com/fernandfungi

December 18, 2016
Galilee Centre presents a Christmas fundraiser event: Dickens & Dinner. 3:00pm. A reading of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” followed by a Dickensian-inspired dinner at 5:00pm. Dressing in Dickens attire is welcome. Tickets available at Galilee Centre. $40 adults and $25 children age 12 and under.
Phone: 613-623-4242
www.galileecentre.com

December 18, 2016
Golden Lake & Area Community Group hosting a Christmas Kitchen Social. 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Golden Lake Community Center. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate and Christmas sweets served, music admission free accepting freewill offerings of food items, children’s clothing and toys. Everyone is welcome. 1657 Mishomis Inamo, Golden Lake.

December 19, 2016
Join Holly Dole (PhD and fitness and nutrition enthusiast) from 6:00pm-8:00pm at the Rankin Rec Centre for a discussion on how to fuel your body so you have energy and feel great, inside and out, get yourself moving and stronger (without necessarily needing the gym). Free. Samples of some healthy goodies, will be served. 20 Rankin Rink Road, Pembroke.
holly.dole@gmail.com

December 19, 2016
Join the Eganville Skating Club 1st ever Christmas Ice Show. 6:00pm at the Eganville Arena. Skaters will be showcasing their talent, and of course their Christmas spirit. Treats will be served afterward for all in the Eagle’s Nest. Free-will offering at the door in lieu of admission. 178 Jane Street, Eganville.

December 26-30, 2016
Festival of Lights at Chutes Coulonge. If you haven’t seen it, make a point to go this year. $10 per person or $32 for family of four. Children 5-12 get in for $6. Over 7,000 lights and lasers, bonfire, displays, and snacks.
Phone: 1-888-683-2770
info@chutescoulonge.qc.ca

December 27, 2016
Blood Donor Clinic at the Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay. Every donation saves seven lives. Book your appointment at: www.blood.ca

December 29, 2016
Red Cross certified in Standard First Aid CPR C (with AED). A comprehensive course (14-16 hours) for those who need training due to work requirements or who want more knowledge for emergencies at home. Held at the Kiwanis Field House in Pembroke. $135 per person.
www.ottawavalleyfirstaid.com

December 31, 2016
Come to Spruceholme Inn to ring in the New Year! With live music by Eli and the Scramblers, and with special guests Me & Him. A party you won’t want to miss! $60 per person includes hors d’oeuvres, four-course dinner and champagne at midnight. 6:30pm-2:00am.
Phone: 819-683-5635
www.spruceholmeinn.com

December 31, 2016
Family’s First New Year’s Celebration. Join us for a family friendly celebration and reconnect with nature. Overnight accommodation packages starting at $201.60.
Phone: 705-744-1715
www.canadianecology.ca

December 31, 2016
Come celebrate New Years at Sands on Golden Lake! Choose from one of our packages: Early to Bed, Evening Package, Stay the Night Package, Dance the Night Away. Find out more on our website, or call us to book your reservation. 13163 Highway 60, Golden Lake.
www.sandsongoldenlake.com

December 31, 2016
Eganville Sno Drifters New Year’s Eve Party. 9:00pm-2:00am. $10 per person. Held at the Sno-Drifter’s clubhouse. For details, search “Eganville Sno-Drifters” on Facebook.

December 31, 2016 & January 1, 2017
Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour
Free weekend of events for the whole family. Live broadcast of the Sens vs. Caps game. Activities, fireworks, skating, interactive displays and so much more! December 31st and January 1st at the Petawawa Civic Centre. 16 Civic Centre Road, Petawawa.
www.petawawa.ca