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All Season Events

NUMBER 1
Christmas Shopping
Take a tour through Downtown Pembroke for your Christmas shopping this season. We offer an easy way to visit many merchants and restaurants to make your shopping easy and enjoyable. You can accomplish a lot with the great businesses and eateries Downtown.
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

NUMBER 2
Thanks Golfers!
It was a chilly day for the Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley annual golf tournament and to all of our golfers, thank you for coming out! We also have a shout out to our sponsors for supporting our dinner, golf holes and prize table. Together, we raised $13,000 to help support people with intellectual disabilities in our community.
www.facebook.com/cluov
www.cluov.ca

NUMBER 3
Year End December 31?
Do you have a year end of December 31? Consider a tax-deductible donation to the Pembroke & Area Airport’s Project Runway campaign. Kick-off the New Year and help a great community asset at the same time.
marketing@flycyta.ca
www.flycyta.ca

NUMBER 4
Handmade Gifts
Labyrinth pillows, fidget quilts, magic comfort bags, handmade quilts and more. Crafted by Joyce Layman. Call or text 613-281-8599. Gifts work well for adults and children.
joyceml@bell.net

NUMBER 5
Christmas Gift Ideas!
Looking for a great stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift? Mount Pakenham gift cards are a great way to ensure your friends and family will get out on the slopes with you! Six-Paks of lift tickets are another great gift at only $164+HST. Available for pick up at our front desk.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com

NUMBER 6
Easy Christmas Gift
Support physician recruitment in Renfrew and area and get a great Christmas gift at the same time. We are selling 12×12 calendars featuring local artists for $10. Available at Renfrew Home Hardware, Rocky Mountain House, The Warehouse, Bittersweet Gallery, Renfrew Mercury and Conway’s Pharmacy Eganville. Visit: www.facebook.com/Support.Our.Health.Village
Phone: 613-432-3328
office@renfrewareahealthvillage.ca

NUMBER 7
Best of the Season
Enjoy this time of year with your family and friends and cherish how fortunate we are to live in the Ottawa Valley. If I can be of assistance, please call or drop into my office at 84 Isabella Street in Pembroke.
Phone: 613-735-6627
john.yakabuskico@pc.ola.org

NUMBER 8
Speakers Bureau
Consider the Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley Speakers’ Bureau as a way to support local self-advocates. For your service club, group or organization. Inspiring stores from local people. Contact Robyn Beauchamp.
Phone: 613-735-0659 ext.548
rbeauchamp@cluov.ca

NUMBER 9
Valley Artisans’ Gallery & Gift
Make a fall trip to the longest running gallery and gift co-operative in Ontario. A unique selection of locally handcrafted jewelry, pottery, skin care, woodworking, glasswork, greeting cards, silk, leather, weaving, knitting, sewing, felting, painting, drawing, cut paperwork, photography, soap, bath products, books by local authors. Excellent gift opportunities.
33373 Highway 17, Deep River
www.ValleyArtisans.com

NUMBER 10
An Insurance Moment
Before you gather everyone around this holiday season, take a moment to review your insurance policy. Give us a call for a second opinion on your policy, and let us see if we can connect you to our group plans.
Phone: 613-735-1046
insure@jmackie.com

NUMBER 11
Hearing Aids
Hear all the best sounds of the holiday season with hearing aids from Davidson Hearing Aid Centres. Located across Ottawa and the Valley. Talk to us about what we can do to improve your hearing. www.facebook.com/davidsonhearing
www.davidsonhearingaids.com

NUMBER 12
Arnprior Antique Tour
Four unique shops with a wide variety of antiques, collectables and giftware. Wonderful finds and unique gifts. Vintage advertising, glassware, furniture, toys, folk art, primitives, re-purposed items and gift ideas. Start your antiquing at Antiques, Treasures & Treats and get the tour map.
260 Elgin Street West, Arnpriorwww.antiquesandtreats.com

NUMBER 13
Thank You From CLUOV
The staff and board of directors of Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley extend a huge “thank you” to the community for helping us celebrate our 60th anniversary. From attending our events to supporting us on social media, we are grateful for your support of people with intellectual disabilities.
www.facebook.com/cluov
www.cluov.ca

NUMBER 14
Madonna House Gift Shops
Find great gifts while supporting the poor. Our gift shop features unique handcrafted jewelry, candles, and pottery, wool items, as well as fine jewelry, religious items, clocks, and other antiques. Visit our Christmas Shop opening November 1st for seasonal delights. Open 2:00pm to 5:00pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until Christmas.
2888 Dafoe Road, Combermere
www.madonnahouse.org/shops

NUMBER 15
Share Your Home
Do you have a spare room that could accommodate someone with an intellectual disability, and give them a home? Can you offer a supportive environment and provide independence for someone. We would like to hear from you. Contact Stephanie.
Phone: 613-735-0659 ext.101
info@cluov.ca

NUMBER 16
Visit Shaw Woods
Looking for something to do outdoors and that doesn’t cost anything? Spend some time at Shaw Woods. Open year-round. Maps on our website. 2065 Bulger Road.
Phone: 613-646-2386
www.shawwoods.ca

NUMBER 17
A Runway Christmas
Looking for a unique Christmas gift? Give someone a gift that will go down in history! Purchase a foot of runway as part of the Pembroke & Area Airport’s Project Runway campaign for $250 (entirely tax receiptable). Donors will be listed on our donor wall. Special certificates available.
marketing@flycyta.ca
www.flycyta.ca

NUMBER 18
Your Next Job Awaits!
Give yourself a great Christmas gift this year with a new job that you found on www.OVJobs.ca. No matter what industry you’re looking to work in, we have you covered with great jobs throughout the Ottawa Valley. New listings posted daily.
www.facebook.com/ovjobs
www.ovjobs.ca

NUMBER 19
Healthy Gifts
Christmas gifts abound at Integrated Health Centre. Plenty of stocking stuffers, great shoes and fitness memberships. Not sure what the person on your list might want? We offer gift cards too! Let our professional staff help you with your gift ideas!
www.facebook.com/ihcentre
www.integratedhealthcentre.ca

NUMBER 20
M&R Feeds
For the farmer in your life, M&R Feeds and Farm Supply in Micksburg, Pembroke and Shawville is here to help! Stocking stuffers and key gifts await at any of our locations. Gift certificates also available. 2768 Micksburg Road in Micksburg, 1185 Pembroke Street East in Pembroke and 288 Main Street in Shawville.
www.mandrfeeds.com

NUMBER 21
Work With CLUOV
Community Living Upper Ottawa Valley is always open to meeting new people who could join our team as Support Workers. If you have experience or education in the human services field, we would like to speak with you. We can match you to the right individual who could benefit from your support.
info@cluov.ca
www.cluov.ca

NUMBER 22
Pet Gift Ideas
Looking for great gift ideas for the pets in your family? Visit M&R Feeds in Micksburg, Pembroke and Shawville. We have pet food (dogs, cats, rabbits and gerbils), bedding, kennels, bowls, feeders and more. Great brands make for quality gifts.
www.mandrfeeds.com

NUMBER 23
Ashley Homestore
Ashley Homestore in Pembroke is now open Sundays from 11:00am-4:00pm. They are also open Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:30pm and Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm. Quality furniture and mattresses at affordable prices. Visit us on Facebook for contents and monthly in-store draw updates. www.facebook.com/pg/FurnitureKingPetawawa
10 Matthews Avenue, Pembroke
www.ashleyhomestoreselect.ca

NUMBER 24
Metagenics
Ask us about FirstLine Therapy Clear Change Metabolic Detoxification Program. Our exposure to toxins on a daily basis can overburden the body’s natural detoxification capacity. Clear Change can get you back on track. Metagenics is available at the Integrated Health Centre in Pembroke: your place to go for nutrition information.
Phone: 613-732-3333
www.integratedhealthcentre.ca

NUMBER 25
Holiday Season Services
We would like to welcome the community to attend St. John’s Lutheran Church in Petawawa throughout the holidays. If you are not able to be home for the holidays, please know you are always welcome at St. John’s. See Facebook for service details.
www.facebook.com/stjohnspetawawa

NUMBER 26
Have A Fire Safe Holiday
Layman Fire and Safety wishes the community a safe and wonderful holiday season. We also wish to remind you to take extra care with fires and candles and make sure they are out before you go to sleep. Also, check your smoke detectors for good measure. Available throughout the holidays.
Phone: 613-732-5320
www.laymanfireandsafety.com

NUMBER 27
Last Minute Golf Gifts
Do you need some last minute golf gifts? The Pembroke Golf Club has you covered. Let us know what you’re looking for. We cover stocking stuffers to key gifts for the golfer on your list. Email us or give us a call.
golf@pembrokegolfclub.ca
www.pembrokegolfclub.ca

NUMBER 28
Fitness Options
Looking for a 24-hour gym to join? Visit The Gym at Integrated Health Centre. We have a variety of membership options to suit you or the people on your list. Be part of a complete health facility with professional staff. Visit us for more information and come in to try us out.
www.facebook.com/ihcentre
www.integratedhealthcentre.ca

NUMBER 29
Christmas Gift Idea
Looking for a neat stocking stuffer this holiday season? Give someone the gift of Health Matters magazine for all of 2019. Our first issue publishes in January and we can mail it right to someone’s door! The cost is just $20 for the year. Great for anyone interested in health.
Phone: 613-732-7774
behealthy@ovhealth.ca

NUMBER 30
Meals Prepared/Delivered
The Community Support Coalition offers healthy meals, prepared and delivered throughout Renfrew and Lanark County. If you know someone who could benefit from this program, contact us and we can connect them to their closest provider.
Phone: 613-433-4564
chris_c@renfrewhomesupport.ca

October Events

NUMBER 31
October 26, 2018
Come on out to our first Fitness Friday! Health and wellness businesses in Downtown Pembroke will take turns hosting Fitness Fridays. October 26 is hosted by AWE Yoga – a 40-minute cat stretch and cat nap in the aerial silks. $15 donation. 12:10pm and 1:10pm sessions. Fitness on Fridays is easy!
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

NUMBER 32
October 27, 2018
The Zombie Thrill Run returns to Pembroke, raising money in support of the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre. Start and finish along the Kiwanis Walkway at the Pembroke Waterfront. 2K trick or treat family run, 5K and 10K options. Costume contest, train into Downtown Pembroke and more. Register online.
www.zombiethrillrun.com

NUMBER 33
October 27, 2018
Pumpkin Treats in Downtown Pembroke. Part of the Zombie Run. Trick or treat your way through Downtown businesses. Look for black and orange balloons. Free pumpkin painting for kids at Giant Tiger from 10:00am to 1:00pm. You don’t have to participate in the run to participate in Pumpkin Treats.
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

NUMBER 34
October 27, 2018
Night at the Museum. 6:00pm-10:00pm. For ages 5-12. A night of fun and games, snacks and a movie – A Nightmare Before Christmas. $20 per child. Please pre-register. so we can accommodate you.
Phone: 613-735-0517
www.champlaintrailmuseum.com

NUMBER 35
October 27, 2018
Customer Appreciate Sale at Valley Workwear in Pembroke. 9:00am-5:00pm. Save the tax on everything in the store, including sale items. We are stocked up for the cold! Jackets, mitts, gloves, hats, boots for the whole family. Free gift with purchase and enter our draws for great prizes including free boots and gift certificates.
680 Pembroke St. E., Pembroke
www.valleyworkwear.ca

NUMBER 36
October 27, 2018
The Arnprior Public Library presents the Rocky Horror Picture Show. 7:30pm. In the spirit of the Halloween season, we encourage costumes but ask you to refrain from throwing rice during the show. Singing and dancing permitted. RSVP for your seat to this screening.
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

NUMBER 37
October 28, 2018
Come out to the Nick Smith Centre in Arnprior for a Haunted Halloween Kids Painting Workshop. Create a spooky, mixed media painting of a haunted house in time for Halloween! 2:00pm-3:30pm. $25 includes all supplies and paints. Ages 6-14.
Phone: 613-623-7301
ww.facebook.com/Nicksmithcentre

NUMBER 38
October 30, 2018
First meeting of the season for the Calabogie & District Snowmobile Club. 7:30pm at the McNab Braeside Fire Station; Calabogie Road at Highway 17.
2508 Russett Drive, Arnprior

November Events

NUMBER 39
Saturdays in November
Christmas Crafts for Kids. 10:00am-11:00am. November 3, 10, 17 and 24. Madawaska Valley Library (Barry’s Bay). Make your own Christmas crafts and gifts. Register in advance so we can plan enough supplies.
Phone: 613-756-2000
mvpl.programs@gmail.com

NUMBER 40
November 1, 2018
Save $80 off your 2019 Ontario seasonal snowmobile trail permit when you buy your permit online on or before November 1. Explore fun, freedom and adventure snowmobiling in Ontario.
https://permits.ofsc.on.ca

NUMBER 41
November 2, 2018
Pro-Active Healthcare For Your Best Friend. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Ways in which dog parents can make changes in nutritional intakes include holistic remedies or apply medical science to promote healthier lifestyles. Led by Dr. Deborah Boyd, retired vet.
Shady Nook Recreation Centre
www.tailwaggersk9sport.com

NUMBER 42
November 3, 2018
Waltham Christmas Craft & Bake Sale. 9:00am-3:00pm. Wheelchair access. Free. Canteen with take-out and yummy baked items, jams etc. Unique and wonderful gifts to choose from. 15 minutes from the Pembroke-Quebec turn-off.
Highway 148, Quebec

NUMBER 43
November 4, 2018
Ottawa Valley Business wants to make sure you’re not too early for work on Monday. Today is Daylight Savings Time so remember to turn your clock back an hour. Know all the important things and can subscribe to our business newsletter for free.
admin@ovbusiness.com
www.ovbusiness.com

NUMBER 44
November 4, 2018
St. Matthew The Apostle Parish Church Supper. Community Hall in Madawaska. Turkey, ham and baked beans. Raffle tickets available. 12:00pm-6:00pm. Adults :$13. Children age 10 and under: $5. Children 3 and under: free.

NUMBER 45
November 4, 2018
Home Alone Safety for Kids. Is your child prepared to take the first steps towards staying home alone? The Home Alone Safety for Kids program helps children gain confidence to and skills to stay at home alone successfully. This safety program is designed for children aged 9 through 12 years old. 8:30am. Knights of Columbus Hall, Pembroke
www.safetytreecanada.com

NUMBER 46
November 7, 2018
Columbus House 23rd Annual Wine, Beer, and Food Tasting Gala. 7:00pm-10:00pm. A “Kentucky Derby” evening. Show off your fanciest hat or fascinator! Admission includes unlimited samples from 10 local eateries and 10 wine and beer vendors. Entertainment by The Riley New Band. Tickets $75 via Facebook, Scotiabank Petawawa and Nook Creperie, Pembroke.
Germania Hall, Pembroke
www.facebook.com/columbus housepembroke

NUMBER 47
November 7, 2018
It’s time for an awesome Dill Pickle Lunch in support of the Robbie Dean Centre. 12:00pm. Food by Kitchen Eatery. A delicious chicken wrap and Kitchen Eatery’s famous dill pickle salad. $12 includes lunch and a bottle of water. Place your orders now by text. Delivery is provided by myFM cruisers and the Pembroke Lumber Kings.
Phone: 613-732-6622

NUMBER 48
November 8, 2018
Mississippi Mills Business Breakfast. 7:00am-9:00am. You, your employees, coworkers and neighbours are invited to join us at our Mississippi Mills Quarterly Business Breakfast. $10 per person at the door. Almonte Civitan Hall, Almonte.
Phone: 613-256-1077
tmaclaren@mississippimills.ca

NUMBER 49
November 8, 2018
Creation Ministries International. Come hear what the Bible has to say about the beginning of the world! Evolution vs. Biblical Creation! Presented by Jim Hughes. 6:30pm. Hosted by Resurrection Lutheran Church.
250 Quarry Road, Pembroke
www.facebook.com/resluth

NUMBER 50
November 10, 2018
Hunter’s Turkey Supper at the Combermere and Area Community Centre. 4:00pm-7:00pm. Adults: $15. Kids aged 5-12: $7. Children under 4: Free. Everyone welcome. Wheelchair accessible. www.facebook.com/combermere.recreation
1095A Farmer Road, Combermere

NUMBER 51
November 11, 2018
The Pembroke & Area Airport reminds you to take a moment today to remember the men and women who have given their lives for our country. We are a proud military community and we are grateful for the commitment of our soldiers and their families. Lest we forget.

NUMBER 52
November 11, 2018
Cobden & District Legion Veterans Remembrance Day Dinner. 7:00pm. Served at the Cobden Legion. Roast beef dinner with complimentary tickets for veterans and spouses. Open to all, $25t. Happy Hour at 6:00pm. Dinner at 7:00pm. RSVP by November 1.
Phone: 613-646-7914

NUMBER 53
November 11, 2018
Cobden Remembrance Day Service. Held at the Cobden Memorial Cenotaph, Main Street. 10:45am. Colours will be marched at 10:45am. Service begins at 11:00am. Reception to follow at the Cobden Legion.

NUMBER 54
November 13, 2018
Authentic Italian Cooking with Chris. Eggplant Parmesan. 11:00am. $10 per person. Registration is required because spaces are limited. Hosted by the Petawawa Public Library.
outreach@petawawapubliclilbrary.ca
www.petawawapubliclibrary.ca

NUMBER 55
November 14, 2018
Downtown Pembroke is pleased to welcome a Young Professionals Night to the Phoenix Centre. 5:30pm-8:00pm. Join us for an evening to learn about charities in our area, and network to meet other young professionals. $5 admission per person. Held at 130 Pembroke Street West in Pembroke.
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

NUMBER 56
November 14, 2018
Excellence in Customer Service. 1:00pm-3:00pm. This online program introduces potential customer service representatives to the fundamentals of customer service and highlights specific strategies to communicate effectively with customers. Available at Petawawa and Deep River Employment Ontario offices. Petawawa – 3025 Petawawa Boulevard. Deep River – 43 Champlain Street.
www.petawawaemployment.ca

NUMBER 57
November 14, 2018
Newcomers’ Night. Are you new to the Renfrew area or do you know someone who is? Come out to the Annual Newcomers’ Night. Local merchants, restaurants and services available. Free to attend. 6:30pm-8:00pm.
30 Raglan Street, Renfrew
Phone: 613-432-4015

NUMBER 58
November 15, 2018
Celebrate the launch of Christmas in beautiful downtown Perth on Thursday from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Enjoy 10,000 sparkling lights and Christmas music while you visit our wonderful shops and boutiques. This evening begins our extended Christmas hours in Perth; every Thursday evening we will be open until 8:00pm until Christmas.
Phone: 613-267-3311, ext.2251
www.downtownperth.ca
November Events

NUMBER 59
November 15, 2018
Drop-in Bereavement Support Group. Renfrew Hospice. Monthly peer support program provides an immediate opportunity to connect and share with others who are journeying through grief. A group, for all losses. Facilitated by trained volunteers with grief and loss experience. Free. Light refreshments served. 1:00pm-3:00pm.
Phone: 613-433-3993, ext 2237

NUMBER 60
November 16, 2018
Grab your favourite gal pals or your special someone and enjoy an evening visiting the various restaurants in downtown Perth. Several restaurants will offer specialty martinis with a featured appetizer and a delicious chocolate dessert. Watch our website for a list of participating restaurants. Starts at 5:00pm.
Phone: 613-267-3311, ext.2251
www.downtownperth.ca

NUMBER 61
November 16-17, 2018
Annual Christmas Farmers’ Market. Friday, November 16 (12:00pm-5:00pm) and Saturday, November 17 (9:00am-4:00pm). Baked goods, produce, preserves, jams, pickles, unique crafts. Lunch, refreshments. Door prizes. Hosted by the Pembroke Farmers’ Market. Homegrown and handmade. Held at Carefor Mackay Centre, 700 Mackay Street, Pembroke. We’re also on Facebook.
www.pembrokefarmersmarket.com

NUMBER 62
November 17, 2018
Christmas Tea and Bazaar. Hosted by All Saints and St. George’s churches in Petawawa. 11:00am-2:00pm. Tea, sandwiches, and dainties in the tea room. Christmas boutique, bake shop and silent auction. Children’s Santa Shop.
1173 Victoria Street, Petawawa

NUMBER 63
November 17, 2018
20th Annual Women’s Christmas Auction. Pine Ridge Family Church. Doors open at 10:00am. Refreshments available at 11:00am. Sealed bids on 20 items closes at 11:30am. Auction begins at Noon.
27 Brumm Road in Pembroke.
www.faceook.com/prfchurch

NUMBER 64
November 17-18, 2018
It’s the annual Mount Pakenham Ski Swap! Our new and used equipment sale is a great way to outfit the entire family on a budget. Open on Saturday, November 17 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, November 18 10:00am-3:00pm. Outgrown some equipment? Sell it at our Swap! Drop off dates are November 11-17.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com

NUMBER 65
November 18, 2018
Today is the last day to buy Mount Pakenham Season Passes at cool rates! Passes from $230+HST. Full, unlimited skiing pass, “Almost Anytime” pass, night passes and family bundles. See website for rates.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com

NUMBER 66
November 18, 2018
Looking for seasonal work? Why not work at Mount Pakenham? We invite you to come out to our annual Job Fair which is taking place at 3:00pm in Clifford Lodge. Job applications are also available on our website. Learn about opportunities with us and bring your resume!
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com

NUMBER 67
November 18, 2018
OFSC Snowmobile Driver Training. Snow Road Clubhouse in Cobden. Course runs 9:00am- 4:00pm with Guy McLoed.
Phone: 613-279-1001
macloedguy@gmail.com

NUMBER 68
November 19, 2018
Explore your career options. 1:00pm-2:30pm. Career Cruising is an online tool that can help you to plan a path to success. Available at Petawawa and Deep River Employment Ontario offices. See our website for office locations.
www.petawawaemployment.ca

NUMBER 69
November 20, 2018
Pembroke Outdoor Sports Club annual elections. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Voting for board of directors. Published bulletin at: www.posc.biz/bulletin.html
2398 Doran Road, Pembroke
www.posc.biz

NUMBER 70
November 22, 2018
Petawawa Public Library DIY Ugly Christmas Sweater. You provide the sweater and we provide the ugly! Sessions at 1:00pm and 6:00pm. Registration is required. A free program. Rotary Room at the library.
outreach@petawawapubliclilbrary.ca
www.petawawapubliclibrary.ca

NUMBER 71
November 23-24, 2018
Christmas arrives early at Cafe 349! Great gift ideas created in the Pontiac. Pick up Cafe 349 gift certificates for the foodies on your list. Perfect for everyone from teens to grandparents, co-workers and bosses, neighbours and family. 349 Main Street in Shawville.
Phone: 819-647-6424
www.cafe349.com

NUMBER 72
November 23-24, 2018
Downtown Pembroke presents “Shop The Neighbourhood.” Black and yellow balloons mark the doors of participating business who are here to help with your holiday shopping. Plus, on Saturday, November 24, stay in the Downtown for the Santa Claus Parade. Starts at 5:30pm.
www.facebook.com/downtownpembroke
www.downtownpembroke.ca

NUMBER 73
November 24, 2018
Our 4th annual V.I.P. Christmas shopping event! We hand out 200+ swag bags filled with promotions, coupons, giveaways and more in the downtown. Doors open at 9:00am at the Crystal Palace and the first bag is given out at 10:00am. Music in the streets, promotions, contests and tastings at various downtown businesses.
Phone: 613-267-3311, ext.2251
www.downtownperth.ca

NUMBER 74
November 24, 2018
Make your way to Shawville to be dazzled by the Parade of Lights on Main Street. Enjoy hot drinks and cookies at Cafe 349 as we kick-off the official spirit of Christmas. Located at 349 Main Street in Shawville. Want to see what else we’re up to? Visit us at: www.facebook.com/cafe349
Phone: 819-647-6424
www.cafe349.com

NUMBER 75
November 24, 2018
Celtfest is thrilled to bring Jessica Wedden and Salty Dog Montreal to the Almonte Old Town Hall for the annual fundraiser. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Crooked Mile Brewing Company and Perth Brewery on-tap (cash-bar). Tickets at Baker Bob’s in Almonte or Eventbrite (search “Celtfest” and “Almonte”).
almonteceltfest@hotmail.com
www.eventbrite.ca

NUMBER 76
November 24, 2018
Wild Game Dinner at the Stonecliffe Community Centre. $20: adults. $7.50: children 8-13 . Age 7 and under: Free. Wild baked beans, goulash, beaver stew and more. 5:0pm-7:00pm.

NUMBER 77
November 24, 2018
Christmas at “The Crate” in Arnprior. 10:00am-6:00pm . Snacks while you shop. Parade at 6:00pm.
159 John Street North, Arnprior
www.thevintagecrate.com

NUMBER 78
November 25, 2018
2nd Annual Let It Snow Christmas Craft Show. 10:00am-4:00pm. Knights of Columbus Hall. 40+ local crafters and vendors, turkey dinner basket giveaway, lunch and dessert items available. Visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus (1:00pm-2:00pm). Search us on Facebook and see event page for information. Accepting non-perishable food donations for the food bank.
170 Ellis Avenue, Pembroke
fb.me/KristasCraftandVendorshows

NUMBER 79
November 27, 2018
Today is Giving Tuesday and we invite you to consider directing your giving to the Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation. We direct our funds to other causes in the region, so donations to us are assured to be redistributed locally.
www.facebook.com/givingthatgrows
www.givingthatgrows.com

NUMBER 80
November 29, 2018
Authentic Italian Cooking with Chris. Eggplant Parmesan. 6:00pm. $10. Registration required. Petawawa Public Library.
outreach@petawawapubliclilbrary.ca
www.petawawapubliclibrary.ca

NUMBER 81
November 30, 2018
Bring your family to the Crystal Palace and enjoy a roaring bonfire, Christmas carols with Men and Women of the Tay and delicious hot food. Fireworks at 6:30pm, then beautiful Christmas trees decorated by our local businesses and community groups. Food donations accepted for the Mountain of Food truck!
Phone: 613-267-3311, ext.2251
www.downtownperth.ca

NUMBER 82
November 30, 2018
Eat In The Dark (Le Noir). Hosted by The 2 Grands Piano Bar and Steakhouse. 15 Small Plate courses designed to amaze your sense of taste, smell, touch, and even sound. Reservations recommended in advance as this even traditionally sells out.
26 Elgin Street West, Arnprior
www.the2grandsinc.com

December Events

NUMBER 83
Saturdays in December
Take in the Chutes Coulonge Festival of Lights this year. See the lights and enjoy a hot chocolate by the bonfire! Takes place every Saturday in December from 4:00pm to 9:00pm. 100 Promenade du Parc des Chutes in Mansfield, Quebec. A great way to kick-off the winter season!
Phone: 819-683-2770
www.chutescoulonge.qc.ca

NUMBER 84
December 1, 2018
2nd Annual Bottle Drive by the Renfrew County Junior Farmers. Proceeds to Cobden Food Bank. 10:00am-3:00pm. Beer cans and bottles, wine bottles – anything that can be brought to the LCBO. Pick up available. Drop off at Shay-De-Lane Flower Shop, 38 Main Street, Cobden.
renfrewcountyjf@hotmail.com
www.facebook.com/renfrewcountyjf

NUMBER 85
December 2, 2018
Christmas Market 2018. Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village. 10:00am-4:00pm. Free admission! Artists, vendors, crafts, baked goods and more! Most of the Museum buildings will be open for this event.
www.champlaintrailmuseum.com

NUMBER 86
December 3-24, 2018
Special holiday desserts made in house just in time for your special dinner at home. Whole cakes or assortments to please everyone. Phone orders welcome. Spend more time enjoying your family and let us take care of some of your meal preparation.
Phone: 819-647-6424
www.cafe349.com

NUMBER 87
December 6, 2018
Moose FM Radiothon for Madawaska and Killaloe food banks. 6:00am-6:00pm. Raises funds and non-perishable food items for families. Pledge by dropping by the studio or calling in.
41 Bay Street, Barry’s Bay
Phone: 613-756-1881

NUMBER 88
December 7, 2018
Newfoundland’s The Ennis Sisters are world-renowned performers and they’re coming to Perth! Their annual Christmas show features sibling harmonies, recitations, lively step dancing and playful humour. Mason Theatre, Perth and District Collegiate Institute. $30 tickets.
Phone: 613-267-3311, ext.2251
www.downtownperth.ca

NUMBER 89
December 7, 2018
Deadline to book into the first Health Matters edition of 2019! Publishing in January. If you’re in the business of helping people this is the magazine for you!
behealthy@ovhealth.ca
www.ovhealth.ca

NUMBER 90
December 7-21, 2018
Joni us each Friday night for a turkey dinner like no other! Traditional trimmings and homemade Christmas pudding. Located at 349 Main Street in Shawville. Want to see what else we’re up to? Visit us at: www.facebook.com/cafe349
Phone: 819-647-6424
www.cafe349.com

NUMBER 91
December 8, 2018
Christmas Market at Calabogie Peaks Resort. 9:00am-4:00pm. Unique gifts handcrafted by local artisans and crafts. Plus, pick up your season pass and register for our winter programming.
30 Barrett Chute Road, Calabogie
www.calabogie.com

NUMBER 92
December 8, 2018
Horton Christmas Craft Show. 9:00am-4:00pm. Crafts, baked goods, decorations, home decor and more. Get Christmas gifts crossed off your list. Horton Community Centre, 1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew.
www.hortontownship.ca

NUMBER 93
December 11, 2018
This is the deadline for our first 101 Things to Do in the Valley of 2019! Publishing on December 13, we cover listings leading up to Christmas, into January and February, and a preview of March. $25 per listing or five for $100. Subscribe for free.
101things@travelourbackyard.com
www.travelourbackyard.com

NUMBER 94
December 12, 2018
Pembroke Blood Donor Clinic. 1:00pm-4:00pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm. Germania Club on Bennett Street in Pembroke. Arnprior Blood Donor Clinic at Nick Smith Centre. Same times.

NUMBER 95
December 14, 2018
Joy Christmas Dinner at the Rankin Culture and Recreation Centre. Our annual Christmas dinner. More details coming soon. See our Facebook page or email us for more information.
www.facebook.com/RankinCentre
www.rankincentre.ca

NUMBER 96
December 18, 2018
Mega Christmas 50-50 Draw. Win up to $5,000 if all tickets are sold. 2:40pm. Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5. On sale at Renfrew Walmart lottery booth, Break Tyme Coffee Shop in the Arnprior Mall, Ray’s Flowers in Renfrew, Dan’s Pizza, Almonte Esso and Valley Heritage Radio.
www.valleyheritageradio.ca

NUMBER 97
December 27, 2018
Mount Pakenham Holiday Ski & Snowboard programs start! See our website for details! Three-Day and Five-Day programs from ages three to adult. 1-hour group lesson each day from December 27 to December 29 or from December 31 to January 4. Please book by December 14 to ensure availability.
Phone: 613-624-5290
www.mountpakenham.com

NUMBER 98
December 31, 2018
Ring in the New Year with the annual Shawville Lion’s Cub New Year’s Dinner and Dance. 7:00pm to 3:00am. Enjoy a four-course meal by Cafe 349. Music by Simon Clarke. Dinner and dancing to help you welcome 2019. For tickets call, email or drop in at Cafe 349.
349 Main Street, Shawville
Phone: 819-647-6424

NUMBER 99
December 31, 2018
Arnprior Public Library New Year’s Eve Black & White Gala. $60 per person. The library transforms into a gala event! The Paperbacks live dance band. Fine food by Lumbertown Ale House. Charcuterie Boards at tables and buffet at 10:00pm. Champagne at midnight. Cash bar.
www.arnpriorlibrary.ca

2019 Events

NUMBER 100
February 9-10, 2019
Battle on the River 2.0. Hosted by the Northeast Snowmobile Association. Held at the Rolph Airstrip in Deep River. 500-foot flat snowmobile drag races. New this year – a two-day event. Deep River Memorial Cup and an Outlaw Class with 100% payback.
www.facebook.com/NortheastSnowmobile

NUMBER 101
February 15-17, 2019
Mark your calendars. The Bonnechere Cup is back for 2019 in Eganville. The Eganville Sno-drifters’ Club has a long history of hosting the Bonnechere Cup. Since 1974, the races have taken place at our very own ice oval track in Eganville.
eganvillesnodrifters@gmail.com
www.bonnecherecup.ca