October Events

October 1, 2017
24th Annual Peace of Minds Walk for Schizophrenia. Meeting at Metro in Pembroke. 2:00pm. BBQ to follow at 126 Lake Street, Pembroke. Support awareness of Schizophrenia.

October 1, 2017
International Coffee Day at Snark Coffee in Arnprior. Watch how coffee is roasted, enjoy a free tasting and learn about the art of brewing. 11:00am-2:00pm. 480C McCartney St., Arnprior.

October 1, 2017
Ontario snowmobile trail passes are now available! Purchase your pass before November 1st and save! Access over 30,000 kilometres of trails in Ontario. Purchase your pass online.

October 1, 2017
The 6th Annual Kitchissippi Run in Chalk River. Distances include: 2k, 5k, 10k, Half and Full marathons, and a 21 or 42 km bike ride (road bikes not suitable). Register or pledge online at www.raceroster.com: search for kitchissippi. Register before August 31 for early bird pricing! Find us on Facebook.

October 1, 2017
Laurentian Valley Team Penning Club Championships. Alice & Fraser Rec Centre. 10:00am-3:00pm. Arena riders of all ages are out to impress the judges. Search us on Facebook! 1 Henan Road, Pembroke

October 2-6, 2017
An autumn getaway with Jamieson Travel and Tours! Mackinac Island & Frankenmuth tour. Enjoy the fall foliage as we travel through Sault Ste. Marie to Michigan and visit Mackinaw City, Mackinac Island, and Frankenmuth. Call us for details.
Phone: 613-582-7011

October 7, 2017
Meditation Workshop. Jennifer Evans from Sage Fox Healing teaches about meditation and different methods. Three hour beginner’s class. RSVP by September 29. 9:00am-12:00pm. Held at the Head, Clara & Maria municipal office, 15 Township Hall Road in Stonecliffe.
Phone: 613-586-2526

October 8, 2017
St. Casimir’s Beef & Bean Supper. 12:30pm-6:00pm. Adults: $13. Children 12-5: $5. Children under 5: free. Homemade food, live entertainment, crafts, bingo and draws. Takeout available. St. Casimir’s Hall, 2642 Round Lake Road, Round Lake Centre.
Phone: 613-757-3312

October 8-14, 2017
Layman Fire & Safety reminds you it is Fire Prevention Week. There are more than 10,000 residential fires with loss reported to the Ontario Fire Marshall each year. Have an escape plan for your home and business. For tips and more, visit Fire Prevention Canada at: www.fiprecan.ca

October 10, 2017
Join the Renfrew County Federation of Agriculture for their annual region meeting and breakfast. Held at 8:30am at the Rocky Mountain House in Renfrew. There is a limit of 100 attendees so reserve your tickets today with Donna Campbell.
409 Stewart Street, Renfrew.
Phone: 613-432-5568

October 11, 2017
Bring everyone out to the Thanksgiving Family ATV Rally. 10:00am. Join the Renfrew County ATV Club for a beautiful fall run through the trails around Barry’s Bay. Pack a lunch and bring some extra gas. Expect to be back around 3:30pm for a BBQ (by donation). Trail pass required. Day passes can be purchased for $20.

October 14, 2017
The 2nd Annual Frew Tober Craft Beer & Food Truck Festival. 1:00pm-7:00pm in Low Square, 127 Raglan Street South, Renfrew. Come and sample craft beers and unique food from vendors around the Ottawa Valley region and beyond. While in Renfrew, check out the craft sale happening downtown as well.

October 14, 2017
Cobden’s 11th Annual Taste of the Valley. Over 100 food and craft vendors from Renfrew County! It’s a celebration of local foods, crafts and products from the Ottawa Valley. 8:00am-3:00pm. Cobden Fairgrounds, 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden.
Phone: 613-646-2282

October 14, 2017
Hastings Highlands Hilly Hundred, The Toughest Century Ride in Ontario. Bike routes for avid cyclists and beginners. Bancroft. Register online.
Phone: 613-334-1721

October 15, 2017
St. Joseph’s Parish Dinner. Roast beef, mashed potatoes and all the fixings, homemade pie. 5:00pm. Advance tickets only. Held at the St-Joseph Municipal Hall. 6 St-Joseph Street, L’Isle-aux-Allumettes.
Phone: 819-689-5232

October 15-21, 2017
It’s Small Business Week! Small towns are filled with local businesses that are your employers, charitable supporters, donors and more. Ottawa Valley Business reminds you of the importance of small business in your own backyard.

October 20, 2017
Stone Fence Theatre presents “Stick Out Your Tongue and Say MOO – Making the rounds with the Amorous Veterinarian”. Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Avenue, Pembroke. 6:00pm. Pre-show entertainment Megan Lavigueur. Come for dinner, or just dessert. Tickets available online or by phone.
Phone: 1-866-310-1004

October 20, 2017
The Township of Laurentian Valley’s Spooky Trivia Night. Shady Nook Recreation Centre. Proceeds go to minor sports at Shady Nook. 7:00pm-10:00pm. Register your team in advance.
80 Richardson Cres., Pembroke

October 21, 2017
Parent to Parent Sale. Rent a table for $20 and bring your baby and child’s gently used clothing, toys, books, footwear and sell for your own profit. 9:00am-Noon. Search Renfrew Childs Paradise on Facebook. 164 Argyle St., S., Renfrew
Phone: 613-432-2627

October 23, 2017
Deadline to submit your listing for the November-December edition of 101 Things to Do in the Valley. Listings are $25 plus HST, or 5 for $100 plus HST. A great edition to promote Christmas craft sales, holiday sales, winter events and more. Edition will publish October 26.

October 27-29, 2017
Timberland Tours hosts the 8th annual Bristol Dryland Canadian Championship Dog Race. Hundreds of racers and dogs from all over the globe compete in this world class event. The race is run on a sandy trail that winds through a beautiful pine forest. Racers and their dogs can compete in several events. Spectators can observe the race from several look out points. Free.

October 28, 2017
Come on out to the Pembroke Curling Centre Halloween Dance. 8:30pm-12:30am. Station Hall band, light lunch, costume prizes. $15 per person. Advance sales are required.
Phone: 613-732-4113
Phone: 613-735-1554

October 28, 2017
Pumpkin Treats in Downtown Pembroke. Trick-or-treat your way through the Downtown businesses. Look for black and orange balloons. Free pumpkin painting for kids at Giant Tiger. 10:00am-1:00pm. Happy Halloween from Downtown Pembroke!

October 28, 2017
Come and join us for our Christmas Craft Show where there will be a variety of vendors with different products available for purchase and order. We will also have chilli, sandwiches, tea and coffee available for purchase so you can have some lunch while getting a head start on your Christmas shopping!
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
530 Main Street, Shawville

October 28, 2017
OFSC Driving Training in Pembroke. The Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s Course covers safe operating procedures, legal requirements, first aid and more. Must be at least 12 years of age to receive a Motorized Snow Vehicle Operator’s License. Contact Linda Jackson.
Phone: 613-646-7736

October 28, 2017
Wesley Community Church’s Harvest Festival. Join us for a great evening for the whole family. Games, door prizes, pie baking contest, food and lots of other activities. The evening will finish with Trunk N Treat. All welcome. 6:00pm-9:00pm. Wesley Community Church, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke.
Phone: 613-732-2488

October 28, 2017
Zombie Thrill Run in Pembroke. 2k, 5k, 10k, and a new 3k seniors poker walk option. Prizes for team entries. Win a GPS watch, mountain bike, and more. Raising funds for the Algonquin Trail previously known as the CP Rail corridor. Register today! Search Zombie Thrill Run on Facebook or visit our website.

October 28, 2017
Get your costumes ready for Rankin Culture & Recreation Centre’s Annual Halloween Dance. Prizes for the best costume. Cash only bar. You must be 19 years of age or older to attend this event. 8:00pm-1:00am. Tickets are $10 each and includes a late lunch.

October 28, 2017
Guitars Alive Quartet in Concert. This internationally acclaimed group thrills audiences with Latin-classical, electric, and acoustic guitars, dobro and electric bass. Advance tickets at the Arnprior Book Shop. Adults: $25. Students/Seniors: $20. Ticket price increases at door. 7:30pm. Grace St. Andrews United Church, 269 John Street North, Arnprior.

October 29, 2017
The last performance of “Stick Out Your Tongue and Say MOO – Making the rounds with the Amorous Veterinarian”, by Stone Fence Theatre. St Andrews Parish Hall, 141 Queen St, Killaloe. 1:30pm. Pre-show entertainment by Ken Ramsden. Come for dinner, or just dessert. Tickets available online or by phone.
Phone: 1-866-310-1004

October 29, 2017
Customer Appreciation Day at Custom Draperies & Blinds. We pay the tax on all in-stock merchandise. Tasty Treats and refreshments. Everyone who attends will receive a free gift. Make sure to bring a friend and get a head start on Christmas shopping. Noon-4:00pm.
76 Pembroke Street West, Pembroke

October 30, 2017
Halloween and Horror Movie Trivia. 7:00pm at Lasso Live. Free admission. Donations to the food bank are welcome. Get in the Halloween spirit and dress up in your best costume and put your knowledge to the test on the films new and old alike! Organized by the City of Pembroke.
Phone: 613-735-6821 ext.1502

October 30, 2017
Blood Donor Clinic at the Royal Canadian Legion, Renfrew, Branch 148, 30 Raglan Street South. 1:00pm-7:00pm. Donors needed. Refreshment area sponsored by Mackay Manor. Book your appt at: wwww.blood.ca

October 31, 2017
It’s the last day to save 30% on your OFSC Trail Pass. Purchase your pass online for Ontario’s snowmobile trails before November 1 to save. A trail pass makes a great Christmas gift too, and hopefully you will have to open it early this year! Have questions? Call us!
Phone: 613-735-8882