March Events

March 1, 2017
Seniors that Sizzle Lunch & Learn program. For seniors 55 and over. This session features entrepreneurial tips, tricks and sage advice. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, guest speaker at 12:30pm. Pre-registration required.
Phone: 613-735-6821 Ext. 1501

March 2-4, 2017
Odyssey Theatre at Opeongo High School presents William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest.” This comic romance features one of Shakespeare’s most vividly imagined worlds. A large cast of student actors. Opeongo High School stage. 7:00pm. Tickets are $10 and available at the door.

March 3, 2017
Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village Canada 150 Trivia Night. Are you smarter than a curator? 7:00pm-9:00pm. Victoria Hall in Pembroke. Teams of six. $10. Cash bar and prizes.
42 Renfrew Street, Pembroke
Phone: 613-735-0517

March 3, 2017
World Day of Prayer Service. St. John Chrysostom Church in Arnprior. Prayer service will be held at 1:30pm.
295 Albert Street, Arnprior

March 4, 2017
Madawaska Valley Fitness Centre volleyball tournament. $80 per team. Two women on the court at all times. Spots for 12 teams. Register ASAP. Process towards the municipality’s summer day camp for kids.
341 John Street, Barry’s Bay

March 4, 2017
The AC/DC Tribute Show. Re-Live the AC\DC concert experience. 8:00pm-11:00pm at Festival Hall. $30.Tickets online.

March 4, 2017
Dust off your bridal gown, or bridesmaid dress for the Bridal Ball. 8:00pm-1:00am. Late lunch, DJ, door prizes, contests and fashion show. Search Bridal Ball on Facebook. Clarion Hotel, Pembroke
900 Pembroke Street East

March 4, 2017
March Madness Poker Run. Hosted by the Eganville Sno-Drifter’s Club. 10:00am-5:00pm. Get your sleds warmed up and save the date for the last poker run of the 2017 season.
475 Sno-Drifter’s Road, Eganville

March 5, 2017
Valley Irish Kitchen Party. 2:00pm. Cobden Agricultural Hall. Gail Gavan, Mike Ryan, Brian Hebert, Triple Trouble & Ottawa Valley Friends. $15 advance, $20 at the door. Roast pork supper following show $13. Buy advance tickets until March 3rd at Dahl’s Convenience in Renfrew or Rooney’s Gas Station in Cobden.
Phone: 613-646-2481

March 5, 2017
10th Annual Ottawa Valley Seedy Sunday. 10:00am-3:00pm. Free. Seed and plant swap table, presentations about gardening and related topics. Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre.
20 Rankin Rink Road, Pembroke

March 6, 2017
Getting Started in Aquaculture & Aquaponics. North Grenville Community Centre in Kemptville. Hosted by the OMAFEA. Workshop will include lunch, presentations from government and industry and documentation.
Phone: 613-258-8295

March 7, 2017
Selling Food to Ontario. A one-day workshop to assist food producers and processors about packaging and marketing agri-food products. Horton Community Centre. 9:00am-3:00pm.
1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew
Phone: 613-431-3951

March 7-8, 2017
The Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. An international integrated model of care that has an emphasis on a more positive, life-affirming approach to the challenges of dementia. Learn from expert David Troxel. Germania Club in Pembroke.
Phone: 613-523-4004 ext. 161

March 8, 2017
Seniors that Sizzle Lunch & Learn program. For seniors 55 and over. This session features tips, tricks and advice on grandparenting. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, speaker at 12:30pm. Pre-registration required.
Phone: 613-735-6821 Ext. 1501

March 11, 2017
Helping Hands Craft Show. Many crafters and vendors. 10:00am-3:00pm. Harrington Community Hall in Chapeau, Quebec.
64 Chemin Pembroke, Chapeau

March 11, 2017
St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Douglas. 1:00pm. The goal is to have 150 floats/hoofers. The parade is sponsored by the Douglas Lions Club. For more information visit the Douglas St. Patrick’s Day Facebook page.
Phone: 613-649-2378

March 11 & 25, 2017
Decorative Pottery Mask Workshop at The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay. 9:00am-Noon. Featuring Amy Doole. Spend a morning creating your very own ceramic mask or plaque to decorate your home or garden. Learn the basics of handling and joining clay. $95 plus HST (materials included).
Phone: 613-756-5885

March 12, 2017
Spaghetti Supper fundraiser in St. Andrew’s United Church Hall, Westmeath. $10. Enjoy spaghetti and sauce, Caesar salad, garlic bread, cake and ice cream, tea, coffee and juice. 4:00pm-7:00pm.
Phone: 613-587-4273

March 13, 2017
Mini-Medics. Are you curious about paramedics and ambulances? Join us for a day in the life of a paramedic and get a tour of an ambulance. Learn first aid skills and ask questions. Children 7 and up. Pre-registration required. Arnprior Public Library. 1:30pm-3:00pm.

March 13, 2017
Family swim in support of autism. Kinsmen Pool in Pembroke. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Bring your whole family, invite your friends and enjoy an hour-long pool party just for Autism Ontario! This event is open to children with ASD, their siblings, friends and caregivers only. Advance registration required.
Phone: 613-295-9769

March 13-17, 2017
Mount Pakenham March Break Costume Contest! With each day a new theme (Princess, Superhero, Halloween, Retro, Valley and more!) just post your costumes on our Facebook Page for a chance to win prizes. Photos must be taken at Mount Pakenham Ski Resort. See Facebook Page for details

March 13-17, 2017
March Break at the Madawaska Valley Public Library and The Railway Station in Barry’s Bay. Family Detectives (March 13th), Design a Book Cover (March 14th), Don’t Be Board, Play Board Games (March 15th), Kids and Youth Clay Workshops (March 16th), and Youth Gaming Tournament (March 17th).
Phone: 613-756-5885

March 15, 2017
Seniors that Sizzle Lunch & Learn program. For seniors 55 and over. Sit back and enjoy lunch and be inspired. Come and dance the afternoon away celebrating the last session. Doors open at 11:30am, lunch at 12:00pm, speaker at 12:30pm. Pre-registration required.
Phone: 613-735-6821 Ext. 1501

March 17, 2017
Tack Sale and Tack Swap! Held at Canyon Creek Farm in Pembroke. If you would like to participate, bring your gently used tack riding apparel to the Farm on in advance on March 11th and 12th. Sale runs from 2:00pm-10:00pm.
297 Barron Canyon Road, Pembroke
Phone: 613-312-7341

March 24, 2017
Five people will be inducted into the Renfrew County Agricultural Wall of Fame. This year Ian and Lynn Clelland, Welland and Margaret Crozier and Allan James will be inducted. Tickets: $25 each. Happy hour from 6:00pm followed by banquet and induction service at the Renfrew Armouries.
Phone: 613-432-5568

March 24, 2017
The Friends of the Petawawa Public Library presents: St. Patrick’s Day Are You “Clover” Enough Trivia night. $10 per person, teams of 6 to 8. 19 years of age and up. Cash bar, prizes for smartest team and best dressed. Register online. See Facebook for details.
Phone: 613-687-2227

March 24-26, 2017
Opeongo Heritage Cup – Canada’s Multicultural Hockey Tournament. At the Paul J Yakabuski Community Centre in Barry’s Bay. This tournament is both a display of local talent as well as a homecoming event where cultural diversity is celebrated through the game of Hockey. Full schedule on our website.

March 30, 2017
Belonging: Three Perspectives on Canada’s North. A panel discussion on the geographical and cultural diversity within Canada from three perspectives: a scientist, an author and a painter.  Brought to you by The Railway Station and the Madawaska Valley Public Library. 7:00pm at the Royal Canadian Legion in Barry’s Bay.
Phone: 613-756-5885

March 31, 2017
Paint Nite for Chalk River Lions Club. 7:00pm. Guided by a local artist, you’ll spend two hours laughing with friends and painting your masterpiece at a popular local bar. You don’t have to be Picasso; you just have to be inspired. 19+ as it is a licensed event. Tickets available online.
11 Kellett Street, Chalk River