January Events

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.

January 1, 2017
All you can eat breakfast buffet at the Cobden Legion. 9:00am-1:00pm. Eggs, pancakes, sausages, bacon, home fries, toast and jam, juice, coffee/tea and the famous moose milk! $10 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. 43 Main Street, Cobden
Phone: 613-646-7914

January 2, 2017
Start off the New Year by giving the gift of life at the Blood Donor Clinic at the Royal Canadian Legion in Eganville. Every donation saves seven lives. Book your appointment in advance online at: www.blood.ca

January 3, 2017
AWE Yoga gentle yoga session. Class will run for six weeks starting January 3, 2017 and running to February 7, 2017. 6:00pm-7:00pm. Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre (off Highway 41 in Pembroke). $60. Register online.

January 4, 2017
Come join us at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall in Lapasse for a Soup and Sandwich Lunch and Bake Sale. 11:30am-1:00pm. $7 per person. There will also be a collection for our local foodbank, please bring non-perishable items or cash. All welcome. 86 Lacroix Bay Road, Westmeath
Phone: 613-587-4448

January 6, 2017
Family movie night at the Dacre and Area Community Centre. Movie “The Imitation Game” (rated PG-13), begins at 6:30pm. $2 for a single, $5 for a family of four. Includes admission and snacks. Bring a comfy chair. 111 Flat Road, Dacre.

January 7, 2017
L.O.V.E. Wedding Expo at Code’s Mill on the Park. 17 Wilson St. East, Perth. 11:00am-3:00pm. Each bride and groom will receive free admission. $10 for other attendees. Enjoy a complimentary glass of sparkling wine while you view the fashion shows featuring exquisite gowns, and enjoy tasty hors d’oeuvres. Come see the best vendors in the industry.
Phone: 613-250-0417

January 11, 2017
Teen night workshop series at the Bonnechere Union Public Library in Eganville. 5:00pm. Workshop will focus on Safe Dating 101, with Renfrew County Women’s Sexual Assault Centre’s very own Jancy. Tips, info and county resources.

January 13-15, 2017
Winter Wonderland Family Retreat at Galilee Bible Camp. A fun-filled, but relaxing way for families with exceptional needs to come together and enjoy a winter retreat. Lots of activities including skating, tobogganing, crafts and games, themed dinners and snow-painting. 203 Camp Galilee Lane, Haley Station. Tickets available online.

January 14, 2017
Snowmobile Driver Training Course. Snow Country Snowmobile Office, 40484 Highway 41 in Pembroke. Open to those 12 years of age or older without a valid drivers licence. Cost is $40, doors open at 8:00am, course runs from 9:00am-2:00pm. Pre-registration is required.
Phone: 613-646-7736.

January 14, 2017
It’s time for the Old Sled Show. 10:00am-4:00pm. Held at the Eganville Snodrifters Clubhouse. Admission is $5 per person but admission is free with a show sled. This is the biggest old sled show in Ontario! Featuring an old snowmobile show and shine and a swap section (buy and sell parts and sleds). Be a vendor and book a swap spaces for $10. Grounds open at 8:00am.

January 14, 2017
Children’s movie at O’Brien Theatre in Arnprior. Part of the Optimist Winter Carnival. Admission is a carnival button which can be purchased at the theatre for $2.00. 10:00am-1:00pm. The movie will be announced closer to the date.

January 14-16, 2017
Timberland Tours hosts the 2017 Pontiac International Sled Dog & Skijoring Race. Come and meet some of the fastest teams on the planet! Admission and parking is free. Vendors will be on site with warm food and beverages as well as some merchandise. 36 Ragged Chute Road in Bristol.
Phone: 819-647-3185

January 15, 2017
The final day to apply for funds from the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation (PPDCF). $30,000 available for local organizations. Apply via our website.

January 15, 2017
Photography 101 Workshop. 9:00am-4:00pm.Want to finally figure out how to use that camera? We will cover the basics and advance options of your DSLR, lighting and lighting setups. $89. 192 Prince Street, Pembroke.

January 15, 2017
DACA January Breakfast. The annual breakfasts are put on by Susan Keller and her Horse Draw Committee. If you haven’t been to one before, then make a point of attending because the meals are delicious and the company is even better. 8:00am-11:00am. 111 Flat Road, Dacre

January 17, 2017
Raising Money For Your Business Webinar. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Prepare to raise financing, traditionally and with new methods. Offered by BizLaunch.

January 17, 2017
Starter Company Program: Mentoring, Money and You. Last intake session. 10:00am-Noon. If you have a great idea for a business and the entrepreneurial drive to see it through, then Starter Company is here to help.Register in advance.
Phone: 613-735-8224

January 17, 2017
Adult Breakaways Program at Mount Pakenham. Breakaways is an afternoon 90-minute lesson starting Tuesday, January 17th at 1:30pm. Program runs for 8 consecutive weeks. Join us for après-ski socializing in the Lounge!
Phone: 613-624-5290

January 18, 2017
Social Media for Non-Profit Organizations. 9:00am-Noon. $125. More than half of Canadians use social media. Does your non-profit make the most of free social media tools?
Phone: 613-736-5270 ext. 114

January 19, 2017
The annual meeting of the Renfrew County Beef Association. 7:30pm at the Cobden Ag Hall. Contact Donna Campbell for more information.
Phone: 613-432-5568

January 19, 2017
Drop in bereavement support group (3rd Thursday of every month) at Hospice Renfrew. 7:00pm-9:00m. A peer support group for all losses is facilitated by trained volunteers who have also experienced grief and loss. Free. Light refreshments will be served. 459 Albert Street. Renfrew
Phone: 613-433-3993

January 19, 2017
Night Owls ski/snowboard program at Mount Pakenham. 60-minute evening lesson. 8:00pm. Program runs for 8 consecutive weeks. Join us for après-ski socializing in the Lounge!
Phone: 613-624-5290

January 20-22, 2017
Jim’s Lake Carnival. Snowmobile races, games, contests, music, dinner and more. Tons of prizes to be won! The only weekend where it’s free to drive on the Québec snowmobile trails! Snowmobile races on the 21st. Brunch on the 22nd. Crowning king and queen of the carnival. 35 chemin du Lac Jim, Mansfield-et-Pontefract

January 20-28, 2017
Laurentian Valley’s Alice in Winterland Carnival. Come join us for a fun week of activities including a trivia night, magic show by Stephen Anthony, kids dance party, disco DJ dance party, family movie night, craft brew fest, outdoor winter activities and much more. All events require a $2 carnival button. Like our page on Facebook for updates!

January 26, 2017
Second Career is a re-training program for unemployed, laid-off Ontarians. If you are interested in making a career change reserve a seat at the Employment Networks Second Career info session. 1:00pm-4:00pm. 231 Argyle Street South in Renfrew.
Phone: 613-432-3424

January 27, 2017
A Night of Memories LumberJack dinner at Spruceholme Inn. Live music by Gail Gavan, Louis Schryer and more! 5:30pm. Tickets are $25 and available at Spruceholme Inn or at Hodgins Hardware in Shawville. 204 rue Principale, Fort Coulonge.
Phone: 819-683-5635

January 28, 2017
The Renfrew County Junior Farmers is holding a banquet to celebrate over 100 years of Junior Farmers in Renfrew County. Cobden Agricultural Hall. Cocktails at 5:30pm. Dinner at 6:30pm. Dance at 9:00pm. Current and alumni members are welcome. Tickets: $30 for dinner and dance or $10 for dance (at the door). Deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, January 20. Phone: 613-602-1619

January 28, 2017
Winter Magic at Bonnechere Provincial Park has a great line-up of outdoor activities for the whole family. This is a free event for family. Keep up to date with by following us on Facebook.

January 28, 2017
Bryson Lions Wildlife Supper. Doors open at 4:00pm and dinner is served at 6:00pm. Entertainment by Nelson Towns. $20 per person. Limited tickets. Contact Ed or Rose Gutoskie.
660 Principale Street, Bryson
Phone: 819-648-5597

January 28, 2017
PPT’s Ladies Evening of Elegance. 6:30pm at Pembroke Pentecostal Church (corner of Highways 17 and 41). Mingle with other ladies, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and hear guest speaker Lori Boucher from Lifecentre, Ottawa. $10. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
Phone: 613-732-9721

January 28, 2017
Deep River’s 45th Silver Spoon Ski Fest. Featuring both classic nordic (cross-country) ski races and exciting sprint ski-skating races. Various categories and distances to choose from. Register online. St. Mary’s School.

January 28, 2017
Nicole Coward at Bryson’s Bistro. Enjoy classic French and English songs from throughout the decades in this beautifully restored 1850s hay barn historic restaurant. Delicious Quebecois influenced dishes in hearty portions! 5:00pm-8:00pm. Bryson’s Bistro Du Bucheron. 204 Rue Principale in Fort Coulonge.

January 29, 2017
Opeongo Nordic’s Third Annual Classic Loppet presented by the Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club. Kids, women’s or men’s ski race (2.5km, 5km, 10km or 20km). Fantastic cross country skiing in the beautiful Opeongo mountains. Register online.

January 31, 2017
Adults only colouring night at the Chalk River Library. Relaxing and creative evening with adult colouring. We provide the colouring sheets, markers and pencil crayons. 6:00pm-8:00pm. 15 Main Street, Chalk River.
Phone: 613-589-2966