October Events

October 1, 2016
Downtown Funk Street Party. Get funky Saturday, October 1 at the Downtown Funk Street Party in Pembroke! Enjoy live music at Kerry’s Place, family karaoke at Lasso Live, a DJ dance party, along with hip hop dance and air band competitions.  Free for everyone! Also enjoy a free photo booth, face painting, bubble wrestling and more.

October 1, 2016
The Township of Killaloe, Hagarty and Richards presents a Spirited Oktoberfest. 12:00pm-4:00pm at the Killaloe Recreation Centre and Killaloe Curling Club. All welcome to this community celebration with a German twist. Delicious food, beer tent, kids activities and root beer tent, live music and more. Rain or shine.

October 1, 2016
Hockey registration at Shady Nook Rec Centre. October 1st (9:00am-4:00pm) and October 11th (6:00pm-9:00pm). First child is $95. Second child/children is $90. $20 cash for jersey deposits.
Phone: 613-732-0954

October 1, 2016
Hummingbird Chocolate Factory Tour. Learn how chocolate is made from the cacao bean to the bar!  Visit our factory and we’ll walk you through the process of craft chocolate making – sorting, roasting, cracking, winnowing, grinding, conching, aging, tempering and wrapping.  And most importantly, tasting! 9 Houston Drive, Mississippi Mills.

October 1, 2016
The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village’s annual Nostalgia Fair. The event runs from 10:00am- 4:00pm. Stop by to see local antique collectors and vendors showcase their objects including displays dedicated to homing pigeons and antique oil lamps. Admission by donation.
Phone:  613-735-0517

October 1-2, 2016
The Ottawa Valley Girls Hockey Association hosts the Carleton University and Queens University women’s hockey teams for two exhibition hockey games at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. October 1st at 3:30pm and October 2nd at 12:30pm. Tickets are $5.00 at the door, with all proceeds going to local girls hockey.

October 1-2, 2016
25th Anniversary: Madawaska Valley Studio Tour.10:00am-5:00pm. Meet the artists and experience the creative process. Discover new treasures. Maps available at area stores, visitor information centres and our website. Look for the red maple leaf!
Phone: 613-754-2955

October 2, 2016
The Great Benjamin’s Circus. The best in family entertainment under the Big Top! Rodden Arena in Mattawa. Performances at 4:30pm and 7:00pm. Adults: $15 online/$22 gate. Children: $10 online/$15 gate. Senior 55 and up: $10 online/ $15 gate. Family pass: $45 online only (2 adults and up to 3 children). Shows are 90 minutes.

October 2, 2016
Put on your bike helmets and cycle shoes because Cyclocross comes to the Renfrew Fairgrounds! Register for the Madison Race, a relay where teammates tag in for alternate laps. Open to ages 14 and up. Perfect for beginners or some veteran riders looking to beat a personal best. Must register online.

October 3, 2016
11th Annual Victorian Tea sponsored by Community Living Renfrew County South. Monday, October 3 from 7:00-9:00pm at the Armouries in Renfrew. Tickets are $10. Proceeds going to the Golden Age Activity Centre in Renfrew. We are also looking for hostesses and volunteers. For more information please contact Gloria Tunn.
Phone: 613-432-7529

October 5, 2016
Come join us in Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish Hall in Lapasse for a soup and sandwich lunch. $7.00 per person. 11:30am-1:00pm. Please remember, collection for food bank, non-perishable items or cash. Proceeds towards ongoing projects. Everyone welcome. 86 Lacroix Bay Road, Westmeath.

October 5, 2016
The Salvation Army is hosting their annual Thanksgiving Dinner at the Royal Canadian Legion in Renfrew. 30 Raglan Street, Renfrew. 12:00pm-3:00pm. The cost is $8.00 per person and is open to everyone. Tickets are available from Scott’s Hardware, The Salvation Army Thrift Store and the church office.
Phone: 613-433-9785
Phone: 613-432-7721

October 6, 2016
Open House at the South Side Community Centre. Find out about PMFRC programs and services for youth and adults. Free pizza for first 200 people. Free admission. 5:00pm-8:00pm. 1578 Wolfe Avenue, Petawawa.

October 8, 2016
Holiday Inn Express Dr. Kim Armstrong Turkey Trot. Benefitting Pembroke Regional Hospital. New Downtown routes. $25 for 5K walk/run. $30 for 10K run. $10 for new 2K Children’s Obstacle Course. Register by September 1st for a free buff! Pre-register by October 5th. Prices increase on race day.

October 8, 2016
Buy, Sell and Trade Day for Birds and Small Animals. M&R Feeds and Farm Supply in Pembroke. 8:30am-12:30pm. Come as a vendor or as a purchaser. Details available by contacting our Pembroke location.
Phone: 613-732-2843

October 9, 2016
Join us for a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner at Bryson’s Bistro! We will have a dinner buffet, including a traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings and a special dessert table. The price is $25.00 per person. There will also be live music by Gerry Chartrand. 204 rue Principale, Fort Coulonge.
Phone: 819-683-5635

October 11, 2016
Hockey registration at Shady Nook Rec Centre. 6:00pm-9:00pm. First child is $95. Second child/children is $90. $20 cash for jersey deposits.
Phone: 613-732-0954

October 12, 2016
Mindfulness Meditation. New course starting October 12th. Learn how simple practices calm the “monkey mind.” Facilitated by Susan Veale, BSc. KIN. Mindfulness Meditation teacher at Wellness Natural Health Centre in Calabogie.
Phone: 613-752-1540

October 13, 2016
If you have a child with special needs, join us every month for our Exceptional Families Support Group. Next month, the group meets on October 13 from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Child care is available. Register by October 11th. South Side Community Centre in Petawawa. 1578 Wolfe Avenue, Petawawa.
Phone: 613-687-2104 ext. 234

October 14, 2016
For some hauntingly good fun, come out to Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch’s Haunted House of Terror and wagon ride, Creepy Corn Maze crawling with spooking creatures and the Halloween magic of Steven Anthony.  October 14th to 30th on weekends. Caution – the scare factor gets turned up on Friday and Saturday nights.

October 14, 2016
Paint For Play. Join us for a morning of creativity and fun in support of the Beckwith splash pad and playground fundraising initiative! 10:00am-12:00pm. Beckwith Recreation Complex – 1319 9th Line Beckwith. “Harvest” Painting – $30.00 per person includes supplies, and tea and light snacks. Register in advance.
Phone: 613-257-1539

October 15, 2016
Cobden’s 10th Annual Taste of the Valley. Cobden Fairgrounds, 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden. 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, over 5,000 people attended last year. See you there!
Phone: 613-646-2282

October 15, 2016
Calabogie and District Snowmobile Club snowmobile driver training course. Snowmobile drivers must be 12 years of age or older on or before the training date to qualify. Registration in advance is required.
Phone: 613-717-2643

October 15, 2016
Roast Beef Dinner at Zion United Church in Douglas. $14 adults, $7 children aged 5-7. Free for children aged 4 and under. Take out is available.
Phone: 613-649-2920
Phone: 613-646-7605

October 15, 2016
1st Annual Mattawa Artist Fair & Market. 9:00am-3:00pm. St. Victor’s School, 800 John Street in Mattawa. Artists crafts and art. Farmers’ Market goods and produce. There will be live music, kids activities and a BBQ to as well. Donations welcome at the door.

October 15-16, 2016
The 16th annual Calabogie Artfest. 10:00am-4:00pm (both days) at the Calabogie Community Centre. This year we have 17+ local artists consisting of painters, metal sculptors, fibre artists and pottery. Admission is free. Come check out the local talent! 574 Mill Street, Calabogie

October 19, 2016
Bridges to Better Business. Come here speaker Ian Portsmouth from PROFIT magazine talk about the success strategies of some of Canada’s most successful businesses. 7:30am-11:30am. Best Western in Pembroke. Tickets are $40 plus HST. Reserve your tickets today.
Phone: 613-735-7224

October 19, 2016
Public information session about the plans for the new CP Rail line. Hosted by the County of Renfrew. Ask your questions to the key people, and see the County’s plans for the CP Rail line. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Chalk River Lions Hall, 11 Kellett Street, Chalk River.

October 20, 2016
Colby’s Crusade 80s/90s Benefit Dance. Shady Nook Recreation Centre. 8:00pm-1:00am. Special Occasions DJ Service will spin the best oldies of the 80s and 90s in a benefit to pay for a power chair for Colby Audette. Tickets are $10 each. Light lunch included. 50/50 draw, dress-up prizes and more.

October 20, 2016
Public information session about the plans for the new CP Rail line. Hosted by the County of Renfrew. Ask your questions to the key people, and see the County’s plans for the CP Rail line. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Cobden Legion in Cobden.

October 20, 2016
Local Government Week Open House. 9:00am-11:00am. 1 John Street, Killaloe. Everyone is invited to visit the KHR Township office and learn more about the role of local government. Join students from our local schools, take a tour of the offices and visit with the council and staff to learn about what each department does.
Phone: 613-757-2300

October 21-29, 2016
Cobden’s Community Bonspiel. Cobden Curling Club. $22.50 per person includes three pre-arranged six-end games over the nine days and a supper ticket. Enter individually or in teams of four. Club members and guests welcome. Sign up by October 14th.
Phone: 613-646-7772
Phone: 613-433-4141

October 22, 2016
Night at the Museum Sleepover at the Champlain Trail Museum. We will be showing the movie “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian”.  Halloween themed craft, games and a pizza snack. For children ages 8-12. Come wearing a Halloween costume or as a favourite character from the movie. Sleepover begins at 6:00pm. $30. Call to register.
Phone: 613-735-0517

October 22, 2016
Harvest Supper at St. Andrew’s United Church in Beachburg. Menu: Ham, meat ball casserole, scalloped potatoes, baked beans, vegetables, salad, rolls, assorted pies. Adults: $14, children under 12: $5. Take-out available.
Phone: 613-582-7174

October 22, 2016
Westmeath & District Recreation Association Oktoberfest. 4:00pm-1:00am. Westmeath Community Hall. Dinner at 6:00pm followed by live entertainment, dancing, silent auction and more. $25 per person.
Phone: 613-587-4436

October 23, 2016
Reach for the Rainbow Radiothon. Hosted by Valley Heritage Radio 98.7 in Renfrew. In support of Sunshine Coach and Friends of the Disabled (Renfrew). 1:00pm-5:00pm.

October 24, 2016
Blood Donor Clinic at the Eganville Legion in Eganville. The least common type is AB negative (AB-), the blood type of less than one per cent of the population. Book your time to donate blood online at www.blood.ca.

October 25, 2016
Blood Donor Clinic at Germania Club in Pembroke. Blood donation fact: people with type O negative (O-) are considered universal donors, as they can donate red blood cells to all other blood type recipients. It’s used in emergency situations when there is no time to test a patient’s blood type. Book your time to donate blood online at www.blood.ca.

October 25, 2016
Public information session about the plans for the new CP Rail line. Hosted by the County of Renfrew. Ask your questions to the key people, and see the County’s plans for the CP Rail line. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Bonnechere Manor in Eganville.

October 27, 2016
Come and enjoy good company and great eats at the Valley Animal Rescue Spay-Ghetti No Balls Fundraising Dinner.  5:00pm-8:00pm at the Renfrew Legion, 30 Raglan Street South. A 50/50 draw will also take place. $15 adult, $8 child.

October 27, 2016
Public information session about the plans for the new CP Rail line. Hosted by the County of Renfrew. Ask your questions to the key people, and see the County’s plans for the CP Rail line. 6:30pm-8:30pm. Petawawa Civic Centre in Petawawa.

October 28, 2016
Halloween Spaghetti Fundraising Dinner at the Golden Age Activity Centre, Renfrew. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Cost $10 includes entertainment beginning at 5:30 p.m. with Dennis Harrington.  Get your tickets early.  Dress for the occasion.
Phone:  613-431-8289

October 28, 2016
Halloween Haunted Trail for Kids. Round Lake Recreation Park, 545 Albert Street, Round Lake Centre. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Take a stroll along the haunted trail, wear a costume and win a prize! Activities, games hot dogs and lots of goodies. Rain or shine.

October 29, 2016
Zombie Thrill Run in Pembroke. 2K, 5K and 10K options. Prizes for team entries. Win a GPS watch, mountain bike, and more. Raising funds for Carefor’s Mental Health Program. First 200 registrants get a free t-shirt. New run location: Kiwanis Walkway and Algonquin College.
Phone: 613-735-0474

October 29, 2016
Cobden’s annual Halloween Dance. Music by the Ghost Town Cryers. $10 admission. Tickets at the door only. Prizes for costumes but you don’t have to come in costumes. Photo ID required. Restricted dance. Sponsored by the Cobden Agricultural Society. 9:00pm-1:00am. 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden.

October 29, 2016
Halloween Fun Night at the Opeongo Bowldrome! 8:00pm-10:30pm. Come dressed in your best costume. Pizza and prizes! $20 per person. All are welcome. No experience necessary! 233 Raglan Street South, Renfrew.
Phone: 613-432-6864

October 29, 2016
Ottawa Valley Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy craft beers from breweries around the Ottawa Valley and beyond. 11:00am-10:00pm at Best Western Pembroke. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. Tickets  available online on our website. Find out more about our “Sip and Stay” package which includes admission, a hotel stay, and breakfast.

October 31, 2016
Halloween at the Petawawa Heritage Village. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Wear your costume and trick or treat at all the buildings. Beware of scary ghosts and goblins. A free family fun event, while providing a safe environment for children.
Phone: 613-687-5054