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Mon - Aug 01
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Tue - Aug 02
  Admaston Cemetery Decoration day
Admaston Cemetery decoration day service Sunday August 14 2pm In case of rain, service will be at Grace United Church, Admaston.
Wed - Aug 03 -- Fri - Aug 05
  Design Feedback for Pebble Mosaic Monument in Renfrew County
Offer design feedback for a pebble mosaic monument in Renfrew County to honour survivors of sexual violence; in September, help build it. KILLALOE: Community Resource Centre, 12 North St. Tues. August 2 @ 6 – 8 p.m. - Tues. and Wed. September 13 and 14 @ 4 – 8 p.m. PIKWAKANAGAN: Pikwakangan Elder's Lodge, 96 Chibekana Inamo Wed. August 3 @ 1 – 3 p.m. - Tues. and Wed. September 20 and 21 @ 10 – 2 p.m. PEMBROKE: WSAC, 526 Pembroke St. West Thurs. August 4 @ 5 – 7 p.m. - Thurs. and Fri. September 15 and 16 @ 5 – 7 p.m. EGANVILLE: Bonnechere Union Public Library, 74-A Maple St. Fri. August 5 @ 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Eganville Seniors Centre, 30 Bell St. Mon. and Tues. September 19 and 20 @ 4 – 8 p.m. For more information, contact the WSAC at 613-735-5551
Wed - Aug 03
  Book Signing and Reading
Join award-winning children's author Anne Raina for a reading and book signing at the Admaston/Bromley Public Library's Summer Reading Club on Wednesday, August 3 from 11:00 - noon in Douglas. Everyone is welcome!
Wed - Aug 03
  Admaston/Bromley Library Summer Reading Club
GO WILD @ the LIBRARY - The Admaston/Bromley Public Library will be holding its Summer Reading Club for 4 days this year: Tues., July 19, Thurs., July 21, Wed., Aug. 3, and Fri., Aug. 5 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.. We'll make crafts, play games, sings songs, and read stories based on this year's theme, WILD! Children ages 4 - 10 are welcome to attend this free program. Visit our Facebook page or website for more information or to download the registration form. www.admastonbromleylibrary.com
Thu - Aug 04
  Stone Fence Theatre French-Canadian Concert
Prize-winning talent to perform at French-Canadian concert in Eganville August 4 Stone Fence Theatre is planning an exciting concert of traditional old-time French Canadian music on August 4 at the Eganville Community Center. The headliner is button accordion virtuoso Gaston Nolet, who played to a full house in 2012 in Eganville, along with several other stars of Quebec's lively traditional music community. For information or tickets, which cost $23 + tax, go to www.stonefence.ca or phone 613-628-6600 or TOLL-FREE 1-866-310-1004.
Thu - Aug 04 -- Mon - Aug 15
  FCS Renfrew County Looking for Board Members
Would you like to play a role in governing the delivery of service to children, youth and adults in the County of Renfrew? Do you have four hours per month to dedicate to your community? If so, Family and Children's Services of Renfrew County is now accepting applications for volunteers to serve on their Board of Directors. Applications are available by calling 613-735-6866 ext. 2032.
Thu - Aug 04
  Community-Owned Renewable Power: Information Sessions in Renfrew County
The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op is holding two information sessions in Renfrew County to discuss the benefits of community-owned renewable energy. These sessions will discuss trends in community-owned power in Ontario, the economic and societal benefits of cooperatively-owned projects, and the role OREC can play in the community. Event details: Community-Owned Renewable Power: Information Night in Renfrew Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 7pm to 8pm Renfrew Recreation Ctr - Games Room - 67 Argyle Street South, Renfrew, ON K7V 1T2 Community-Owned Renewable Power: Information Night in Eganville Monday, August 8, 2016 from 7pm to 8pm Eganville Legion - 57 Pontiac Street, Eganville, ON K0J 1T0 Everyone is welcome to join our free information sessions. Both locations are wheelchair accessible and refreshments will be provided. We ask that participants register through Eventbrite to ensure we have adequate refreshments. Links to the event page can be found online at www.orec.ca/renfrew and registration can also be done over the phone by calling toll-free 1 (855) 338-OREC (6732)
Thu - Aug 04
  Stone Fence Theatre Kitchen Party!/Party de Cuisine
Stone Fence Theatre Kitchen Party!/Party de Cuisine features the biggest stars of French-Canadian traditional music, August 4. Don't forget to book soon for the big Kitchen Party!/Party de Cuisine, featuring Gaston Nolet, Yvon Cuillerier, Germain Leduc, Monique Jutras and more. The last one Stone Fence Theatre hosted, in 2012, sold out and filled the hall. Allons-y and join the fun! For more info on all Stone Fence Theatre shows or tickets, go to www.stonefence.ca. Or call the box office at 613-628-6600 or, toll-free, 1-866-310-1004.
Fri - Aug 05
  Admaston/Bromley Library Summer Reading Club
GO WILD @ the LIBRARY - The Admaston/Bromley Public Library will be holding its Summer Reading Club for 4 days this year: Tues., July 19, Thurs., July 21, Wed., Aug. 3, and Fri., Aug. 5 from 10:00 a.m. - noon.. We'll make crafts, play games, sings songs, and read stories based on this year's theme, WILD! Children ages 4 - 10 are welcome to attend this free program. Visit our Facebook page or website for more information or to download the registration form. www.admastonbromleylibrary.com
Fri - Aug 05
  Cobden Legion Club Room
Friday, August 5th ~ at the Cobden Legion 4 to 7pm ~ Chicken Wings, Fish, Chicken Strips & French Fries available in the Clubroom. Take out is available. For more information contact the Legion at 613-646-7914.
Sat - Aug 06
  First Annual Linda Lee Memorial Golf Tournament
The RCAF Wing is holding the first Annual Linda Lee Memorial Golf Tournament on August 6th at the Dragonfly Golf Links. Cost is $50/ person. It includes 18 holes of golf, cart, meal and prize. Sign up sheet is at the Rondell Lounge at the RCAF Wing for anyone interested.
Sat - Aug 06
  Bark in the Park
Bring your dog from 11-3 on August 6th to the Renfrew Dog Park for an afternoon of fun! We will have pet related vendors, a BBQ, a 50/50 draw and plenty of opportunity to socialize your dog with others. Proceeds from the 50/50 and BBQ will be going towards dog park improvements. Some of our confirmed vendors include the Arnprior and District Humane Society, Lilypad Pet Beds and more, Valley Animal Rescue and K9 Devine Paw Spa
Sat - Aug 06 -- Sun - Aug 07
  Special Events in Portage du Fort
Artistes de la Riviere in Portage du Fort, Quebec would like to invite everyone to Special Events the weekend of August 6 & 7. There will be a Historical Walking Tour Saturday at 11:00 am - Lady Head Monument, a CWL Lunch at St. James Church, Basket Making - Nancy Lane, Plein Air Painting - Nancy Lane and Mill Street. A Collage Workshop - Stone School Gallery 28 rue Mill - free to all 2-4 pm Saturday. Visit our studios and galleries on the Ottawa River, open every summer weekend.
Sun - Aug 07
  The August Valley Singles Lunch
The August Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, August 7th at 1 p.m. at Generations Restaurant in Carleton Place. For more info contact Pat at (613) 622-5693 or Johanna at (613) 432-7622.
Sun - Aug 07
  Church Supper
St. Andrew's Church Parish Supper in Killaloe on Sunday, August 7th from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Turkey, ham, stuffed pork, baked beans, salads, homemade desserts. $13/adult; $5.00/child under 12; under 4 free. Entertainment, garage sale and raffle.
Mon - Aug 08
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Wed - Aug 10
  Free Job Search Workshop
Wed 10 Aug 1-3.30pm. Learn the best job search tips for those starting to search or to get their search moving. Call Employment Networks 613-432-3424 to sign-up.
Fri - Aug 12
  VBS JUNGLE SAFARI
Aug 12-14, 2016 Aug 12 Friday 6:30-9 pm Aug 13 Saturday 10-4 pm Aug 14 Sunday 10 am service Ages 5-12 FREE! Limited Spaces. PRE-REGISTRATION @ Calvary Pentecostal Church, 56 Wrangler Street, Renfrew, Ontario 613-432-6785 Please call to speak to someone for pre-registration or leave a message and we will get back to you. Over weekend some activities include games, contests, music, Ray's Reptiles display, bouncy castles, BBQ & more. Also having some giveaways: 18 SPEED BIKE, RALEIGH SCOOTER & more
Fri - Aug 12
  The 10th Annual Aikenhead's Hospice Classic
Mark Your Calendars! The 10th Annual Aikenhead's Hospice Classic in support of Hospice Renfrew takes place at the Renfrew Golf Club on Friday, August 12, 2016. Team entry is $540 and includes lunch, dinner, cart and prizes! Registration starts at 11:00am. Shotgun start at 1:00pm. Prizes for Men's, Ladies, and mixed low score will be awarded.Other events throughout the day include men's and ladies' closest to the pin and closest to the rope contests, great hole-in-one prizes, a putting contest and both live and silent auction items up for grabs. Contact Jo-Anne Dowdall-Brown at 613-432-8080 or at ahc@hospicerenfrew.ca if interested in putting in a team! Visit the event website at www.hospiceclassic.ca
Fri - Aug 12
  Backwoods Country Market Day in Eganville
On Friday, August 12 the Eganville Farmers' Market is celebrating nature & the outdoors at their Backwoods Country Market Day, 2-6 pm at Eganville's Legion Field. Vendors will feature local food & special products that compliment the Renfrew County lifestyle. Eganville's Lending Hub is on site with their sports equipment (bikes, kayaks, paddle boards). Hub staff will explain their program that lends recreational items FREE of charge to both residents & visitors. Vendors will have campfire food, hunt camp beans & pickled eggs, biodegradable soap & shampoo, nutritious snacks like fruit strap, granola bars & beef jerky, natural bug repellent, camo gifts, etc. Some booths will be decorated - a fun day. INSIDE IF IT RAINS.
Sat - Aug 13
  Digg'in Douglas
Girls 2's Tournament at the Douglas Beach Courts Saturday, August 13th 8:00am to 5:00pm Divisions: 14u, 15u, 16u $30 per team Guaranteed 4 matches Limited enrollment - 24 teams REGISTER BY AUGUST 6TH Contact Dave Dobson: d_dobson@hotmail.com or 613-633-2613
Sat - Aug 13
  Strike Out Cancer - Fun Day for Daryle Meek
A fundraiser will be held at the Braeside RA Centre on August 13th to raise money for local resident Daryle Meek. The fun day will include a BBQ (with special Chef Dan Leblanc), corn roast, baseball and horse shoes. Don't forget your glove! For more information contact: John Storie 613-761-2558 Brenda Storie 613-623-6883 Dan Leblanc 613-623-7454
Sat - Aug 13 -- Sun - Aug 14
  142nd Annual Pilgrimage to Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre
142nd ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre and Cap-de-la- Madeleine from the Diocese of Pembroke (Renfrew, Arnprior and up and down the line) will be on August 13-14, 2015. Pope Francis has encouraged all of us to make a pilgrimage during the Year of Mercy. What an opportunity for all of us to participate in this 142nd Annual Pilgrimage. The Archdiocese of Quebec designated a Door of Mercy at the Shrine of Ste-Anne-de-Beaupre. You will have an opportunity to participate Saturday evening at Ste-Anne in a "Stations of Mercy". Information: Mike Budge at 613-224-8110. Pilgrimage Web Site: www.ste-anne-de-beaupre.com
Sat - Aug 13
  Yoga In The Park to Support National Seniors Month
It's time to hit the mat again! We invite you to join us June 4th, July 9th and August 13th at 11:00am on the grass in front of Town Hall for Yoga in the Park. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner, let experienced teachers from Heartsong YOGA Studio guide you while you take your savasanas outdoors! Don't forget to bring a mat, water and sunglasses! $15.00 donation to attend with the proceeds to support Bonnechere Manor Foundation in recognition of "National Seniors Month" (June). To register please visit the bonnecheremanorfoundation.com event page or pay in person on the day you are attending. Location: Low Sqauare on grass in front of Town Hall - 315 Raglan St., Renfrew
Mon - Aug 15
  Beach Volleyball League
COST: $50.00 per player Monday Nights – May 23rd – August 15th Douglas Recreational Volleyball Courts 2 Divisions: grades 7-9 junior, 10-12 Senior Times: 6:30 pm– 9:30pm Co-ed 6's – three boys and three girls, 4 girls and 2 boys allowed (teams may also be 6 girls) Guaranteed 2 games each night Register by email: d_dobson@hotmail.com Or call Dave 613-633-2613 Deadline: May 11th, 2016
Wed - Aug 17
  Free How to Ace the Interview Workshop
Wednesday 17 August 2016 1pm-3.30pm. Many people forget about the interview. They prepare a resume and cover letter and then sit back to wait, instead of being proactive by preparing and practicing for the interview. The interview is your first chance to make a positive impression. It requires a great deal of advance preparation and practice in order to do it well. You need to know yourself well enough to convince an employer to give you a chance. "You do not get a second chance to make a good first impression." Land that job! Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613-432-3424 to register for our free workshop.
Wed - Aug 17
  Its St Paddy's Day in August!
Ladies Night Aug 17th at Whitetail Golf Club invites all of you ladies to celebrate the "Luck of the Irish" on their Greens! Wear your green, and break out the shamrocks, and bring your lucky charms and enjoy a fun night of golf with the girls! 5pm Shotgun Start! whitetailgolfclub.ca for more details and book now.
Fri - Aug 19
  5th Anniversary Ghost Walk
Join us...if you dare! On Friday, August 19th the McDougall Mill Museum is hosting its 5th Annual Ghost Walk! This haunted-house event will be running from 9pm-1am and tickets are available at the museum for $5.00 each. If you are looking to volunteer for this event you can contact the museum at 613-432-2129 or students@renfrewmuseum.ca
Fri - Aug 19
  Ha Ha for Hospice Comedy Night
Featuring comedian Jim McNally at the Renfrew Golf Club on August 19 at 8:30pm. Tickets are $20 each and are available at Aikenhead's PharmaChoice, Hospice Renfrew and through Jo-Anne Dowdell-Brown by calling 613-432-8080. Dinner is available before the show and a silent auction and 50/50 will be taking place! Proceeds going to Hospice Renfrew.
Sat - Aug 20 -- Sun - Aug 21
  22nd Annual Eganville Gun Show
Everyone is invited to the Eganville Gun Show on Saturday, August 20th, 9 - 4 pm and Sunday, August 21st, 9 to 3 pm at the Eganville Arena, 178 Jane Street, Eganville, Ontario. Admission is $8.00, children under 12 yrs are free with an adult. Firearms, ammo, clothing, collectables and more
Tue - Aug 23
  Scottish Concert in the Park
Bring your lawn chair or blanket to O'Brien Park on Tuesday, August 23 and enjoy the entertainment as the Renfrew Highland Pipes and Drums promotes our Scottish Heritage by performing a Scottish Concert on Tuesday, at approximately 7pm.
Tue - Aug 23
  Starter Company Information Intake Session
Enterprise Renfrew County is accepting applicants for the next Starter Company Intake. Receive business training and business plan development. Access to helpful information and workshops. Mentoring from successful local entrepreneurs. Must be between the ages of 18 and 29. Next intake information session takes place on Tuesday August 23, preregistration is required. For more information call: 613.735.8224
Tue - Aug 23
  Blood Donor Clinic
94 additional donors are needed at the Renfrew Community Blood Donor Clinic on Tuesday, August 23rd. Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148 30 Raglan Street South 1pm to 7pm Sponsored by the Renfrew Masonic Lodge
Wed - Aug 24
  Free Savvy Communication Workshop
Wednesday 24 August 2016 1pm-4pm Learn how to communicate effectively. Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you; listen in such a way that others love to speak to you. Through exercises, theory, videos and handouts, we will cover: Active listening, clear and concise verbal communication, tone and body language, interrupting and written communication. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613-432-3424 to register for our free workshop.
Thu - Aug 25
  JR Timberwolves Exhibition Game
First home exhibition game against Richmond on Thursday August 25th at 8pm. $5.00 to get in. Come out and cheer them on!
Thu - Aug 25
  $1.00 SALE AT THE SALVATION ARMY THRIFT STORE
The Salvation Army Thrift Store is hosting a $1.00 sale on August 25 and 26, 2016 from 9:30 to 4:30. Our location is 19 Renfrew Ave W. For more information please call 613-432-7721. Proceeds to help less fortunate families.
Thu - Aug 25
  Battle the Night Lip Sync Challenge
We're currently accepting audition videos for the first ever Battle the Night Lip Sync Challenge. We're looking for energy, creativity and most of all, people who love music having fun! Cash prizes to be won! Auditions are open to those who are 16 years of age and over, up and down the Valley, you can audition as a group or as a solo lip syncer - costumes and props encouraged (within reason of course!). Send your auditions to chriskyteMC@gmail.com by September 15 and have fun! Those selected to compete will take to the stage in Festival Hall in Pembroke on Friday October 21 to battle it out in front of judges and an audience! Funds raised from this event go to support the vital services of the Robbie Dean Family Counselling Centre.
Thu - Aug 25
  School Bus Safety
Please join us at the Renfrew Children's Centre Community Action Program for Children 850 O'Brien Rd on Thursday Aug. 25/16 for School Bus Safety. Renfrew County Buslines will be available for Children to tour the school bus between 1:30 - 2:15pm, Pizza will be served at 12:30pm and there will be free draws. Please Pre-register. For Program Calendars or to register please contact the Centre at 613-432-9998 or Text 613-570-8640
Fri - Aug 26
  DivorceCare Seminar Support Group
DIVORCED? SEPARATED? We can help. DivorceCare is a weekly recovery seminar and support group that will help you heal from the hurt. It's a warm caring enviorment led by people who understanding what you are going through. DivorceCare features recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include "Facing My Anger," "Facing My Loneliness," "New Relationships" and more
Fri - Aug 26
  Everley's Angels
Save the date! Please join us Everley's Angels on Friday August 26 at the Renfrew Legion 8:00-1:00. There will be a silent auction, 50/50 draw, and many games. Tickets are $5 each or at the door. All proceeds will help cover loss of income while Jordan Yolkowskie and Sara Patterson take care of their baby girl Everley whom is battling a lifetime not only one rare disease but two. Everley remains at cheo and family is waiting on word for her to be transferred to Chicago for more treatment.Anyone who would like to donate prizes for the silent auction can pm me or call 613-432-2184. If you are unable to attend ,then just saying a prayer for Everley and her parents will help. Hope to see you there!
Fri - Aug 26 -- Sat - Aug 27
  Renfrew Legion Entertainment
Lounge entertainment at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 148, Renfrew Friday, August 26th - Back Beat Saturday, August 27th - Heartbreakers Saturday, September 3rd - Fifth Street Friday, September 9th - John Henry Saturday, September 10th - Debenhams Saturday, September 17th - Lonesome Dreamers Friday, September 23rd - Heartbreakers Saturday, September 24th - Dennis Meilleur Friday night entertainment is from 8:00pm to midnight Saturday entertainment is from 4pm to 8pm There is no cost for people to the Legion Lounge at any time.
Sat - Aug 27
  Friends of Bonnechere Parks
Wolf Howl Mike Runtz Shouts Out Saturday, August 27 7:00 pm Join author and naturalist Mike Runtz at the Davenport Centre for an informative multimedia presentation featuring wolves, their habits and habitat. Then head out to the long-abandoned logging settlement at Basin Depot, in neighbouring Algonquin Park. Along the way Mike will invite you all to send a call out to the night. If we're VERY lucky, the wolves will return our calls with a chorus of yelps and howls. It promises to be an unforgettable, bone-chilling experience! Dress for the weather; plan to carpool.
Sat - Aug 27
  Free Movie Courtesy of Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home
In maintaining the Malcolm, Deavitt & Binhammer Funeral Home commitment of community care, our family invites your family to come together for a feature film on the final Saturday of each month at Algonquin Cinemas, Pembroke. We welcome you to receive your complimentary tickets at our funeral home during the hours of 9-5, Monday through Friday. (A maximum of 4 tickets per family will be made available) This month's feature film: Pete's Dragon Saturday August 27th at 11:00am.
Sat - Aug 27
  KIDS THROW 3rd ANNUAL CHEO FUNDRAISER!
Come buy raffle tickets, $2/each or 3 for $5, to help raise funds for CHEO! Almost 50 great prizes to be won, gift cards from local businesses, great bags, garden items, home decor, and more, all donated by our incredible local businesses! Saturday, August 27th 9am-2pm 335 Lisgar Ave, Renfrew Free McDonald's Fry voucher to 1st 25 ppl who buy tickets!
Sat - Aug 27
  Friends of Bonnechere Parks
Art in the Park Saturday, August 27 10:00 to 11:30 am In 2011, Ottawa Valley artist Kim Hanewich painted 50 on-site -- en plein air -- portraits of the Little Bonnechere River between its source at McKaskill Lake and Round Lake. Come spend the morning with Kim as she guides our eyes and hands as we capture the natural beauty of Bonnechere Park. Pencil, charcoal and paper will be supplied. Discover your inner artist!
Sun - Aug 28
  Pumptrack Demo Tour and BBQ
Bring the family to Ma-te-Way Park on Sunday August 28 3:00pm-6:00pm for a free BBQ and Pumptrack Demo Tour. The Pumptrack is for all ages and user levels and made for bikes, skateboards and scooters. The mobile sports and toy trailer and a bouncy castle will also be set up at the Park. This event is weather permitting and will not be rescheduled. For more information contact the Renfrew Parks and Recreation Department on facebook or call 613 432-3131.
Mon - Aug 29
  Complete Your High School Diploma - Register Soon!
If you are looking to complete your high school diploma, registration for Term 1 opens on August 29 and continues September 1 & 6 from 9:00am - 11:30am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Registration will be held at our site located in Room 110NW at Strathroy District Collegiate Institute. As always, day classes are FREE and self-study is only $20 per course. Term 1 classes start on September 21, 2016.
Wed - Aug 31
  Free Social Media Workshop
Wednesday 31 August 2016 1pm-3.30pm. Employers are turning to social media to advertise job opportunities as well as to search potential candidates' social media profiles. Learn how to seek employment through social media. Learn what to post versus what not to post to help secure that employment. Drop in to Employment Networks or call 613-432-3424 to register for our free workshop.