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Fri - Jan 05
  2018 KnightLegion Challenge

Yes, it's that time of year to start planning strategy for the 2018 version of the KnightsLegion Euchre Challenge. Legionnaire's have finished their "boot" camp and are ready to avenge last year's loss to the Knights. 

Like to meet new peopleold friends, have Fun with a capitol "F"; make the winter go by faster; come out to the Challenge and have a blast. Open to everyone over eighteen.

 The dates for the Challenge have been set:  5 January Legion;
19 January Parrish Hall; 2 February Legion - 16 February Parrish Hall; 2 March Legion and 23 March Parrish Hall (last challenge - dinner prior to competition).

Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with games starting at 7:00, Cost remains the same at $3.00 per player. See you there.

Tue - Jan 09
  Open House - learn about the Taoist Tai Chi ® arts

You are invited to an Open House to come learn about the Taoist Tai Chi ® arts and try a few moves! St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church,  80 Daniel St., North, Arnprior.  Tuesday, Janaury 9 from 10 AM to noon or Thursday, January 11 from 7:00 to 8:30 PM.  Call 613-233-2318 for more info.  www.taoist.org  Can't make the Open House? Join anytime by attending one of our ongoing classes on Tuesday morning or Thursday evening.

Wed - Jan 10
  Arnprior Blood Donor Clinic
Wednesday January 10th
Nick Smith Centre
77 James Street
1pm to 4 pm and 5pm to 7:30pm
 
  • Canadian Blood Services is urging eligible blood donors in Arnprior and area to help fill more than 120 appointments
  • Canadian Blood Services is urging eligible blood donors in Arnprior and area to help fill more than 86 appointments
  • One in two Canadians is eligible to donate, but only one in 60 will
  • Every donation is important and we ask eligible donors to book their appointments as soon as they can and, even more importantly, to keep them. 
  • The demand for blood never stops; cancer patients, accident victims, and people with blood disorders rely on blood transfusions every day. Book an appointment to Give Life now by downloading the GiveBlood app, calling 1 888 2 DONATE – that’s 1 888 236 6283 – or visiting blood.ca
Sat - Jan 13
  Almonte Fair Winter Fundraiser Dance

Sat Jan 13 8pm-midnight
Glen Silverson Band
Almonte Civitan Hall
$ 12.00 in advance or $ 15.00 at the door.
All proceeds towards the Agricultural Hall Renovation Project.
Tickets available at Nicholson's Store in Pakenham or Debbie Brydges 613-253-6516.
www.almontefair.ca

Sat - Jan 13
  2018 Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival

10 a.m. movie at O'Brien Theatre.

REMEMBER: All events require a $2 Optimist Button

Wed - Jan 17
  Craft Workshop

Craft Workshop Free for seniors age 55 and over - 'Kathleen's Creations' the third Wednesday of each month as hosted by Seniors at Home, 106 McGonigal St. West - Next project; Greeting Card with matching desk calendar Wed. January 17th from  1-3pm. Limited class room of eight.  To register 613-623-7981 by noon on Monday, January 15th.  

Thu - Jan 18
  Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival

3 events happening at the Nick Smith Centre:

Airbounce activity centre from 5 to 9 p.m.

Elementary school skating relay at 6:30 p.m.

Public skate from 8 to 9 p.m.

REMEMBER: All events require a $2 Optimist Button!

Fri - Jan 19
  Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival

3 events happening at the Nick Smith Centre:

Pub Night and the ever popular Live Food Auction 5:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament Arena A&B 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Public swimmin gfrom 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

REMEMBER: All events require a $2 Optimist Button!

Fri - Jan 19
  2018 KnightLegion Challenge

Yes, it's that time of year to start planning strategy for the 2018 version of the KnightsLegion Euchre Challenge. Legionnaire's have finished their "boot" camp and are ready to avenge last year's loss to the Knights. 

Like to meet new peopleold friends, have Fun with a capitol "F"; make the winter go by faster; come out to the Challenge and have a blast. Open to everyone over eighteen.

 The dates for the Challenge have been set:  5 January Legion;
19 January Parrish Hall; 2 February Legion - 16 February Parrish Hall; 2 March Legion and 23 March Parrish Hall (last challenge - dinner prior to competition).

Registration is at 6:30 p.m. with games starting at 7:00, Cost remains the same at $3.00 per player. See you there.

Sat - Jan 20
  Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival

4 events happening at the Nick Smith Centre:

Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Shanty Breakfast and live entertainment from Kyle Felhaver and Friends 7 to 11 a.m.

Children's entertainment 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Public swimming 1 to 3 p.m.

Wine tasting 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.

AND

Family tobogganing at Havey's Hill on James Street from 6 to 9 p.m.

REMEMBER: All events require a $2 Optimist Button (excluding family tobogganing)

 

Wed - Jan 24
  Arnprior and District Qulters Guild Meeting

The Arnprior & District Quilters' Guild will meet on Wednesday January 24 at 7 PM at 257 John St in Arnprior (Christian Education Centre) for our hands-on charity project evening. New members and visitors ($5) are welcome. See arnpriordistrictquiltersguild.com for more information.

Wed - Jan 24
  Breakfast N' Learn

Wednesday, January 24, Breakfast N' Learn with guest speaker Margaux Wolfe, Community Development Coordinator- Ontario East , Parkinson Canada. Hosted by Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home and sponsored by Tierney Stauffer LLP,  NEW LOCATION - East Side Mario's, Madawaska Blvd.  Cost $6.00 for Seniors age 55 and over.   New Payment Schedule- Tickets in advance at ABMSH 106 McGonigal St. West, by 2:00pm on Monday, January 22nd.  The 24th  starts with greeting 8:30am breakfast 9:00am, one hour presentation starting by 10:00am. More info Liz Wall 613-623-7981.

Fri - Jan 26 -- Sun - Jan 28
  Renfrew County Cup

Think your municipality is the best at hockey? Prove it.
The Xerox X-Men have hosted the renowned Loggers hockey tournament in Deep River for the past 6 years.
The team has generously passed the torch to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Renfrew County (BBBSRC) to continue
the tradition.
This year, the objective of the tournament is for hockey teams from across the Ottawa Valley to enter, play
and support Big Brother Big Sisters of Renfrew County. BBBSRC is seeking teams of all skill levels for a 12
team, 3 division round robin style tournament. The divisions will be categorized as A, B and C.
As in previous years, BBBSRC intends to host a dance following the Saturday scheduled ice times.
Sunday's games will be designated to the finals of each division. The A and B division winners will be
presented with a plaque identifying their team as the Renfrew County Cup champions. The winning teams
will have their plaques displayed at their local Town Hall until the following year's Renfrew County Cup.
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Tournament Hours
Friday, January 26th, 2018: 6:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday, January 27th, 2018: 9:00am-9:00pm (dance to follow)
Sunday, January 28th, 2018: 11:00am-2:00pm
Mezzanine
The bar will be open and there will be food available for purchase.
Registration
$600 per team
https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/big-brothers-big-sisters-ottawagrands-freres-grandessoeurs-dottawa/events/renfrew-county-cup/
Tournament Location
2 Club House Rd. Deep River, Ontario, KOJ 1P0

Sat - Jan 27
  Loggers Games

Come out to the Round Lake Recreation Complex on Saturday January 27 for the annual Loggers Games!

Things will kick off at 11 a.m. wiht the junior loggers competition and then at noon the senior loggers competitions will begin!

Admission is $3 and you'll receive a button - 14 and under are free.

There will be the same free treats like hot dogs, hot chocolate, doughnuts, fire roasted bologna sandwiches and shanty tea!

Sat - Jan 27
  Concert for Two Rivers Musical Productions

The Music of Broadway
​Saturday, January 27th, 2018, 3:00 pm: The Vocal Studio of Lisa Webber presents The Music of Broadway, at Grace St. Andrews United Church, 269 John Street N., Arnprior. Admission is a freewill donation in support of
Two Rivers Musical Productions.

Sat - Jan 27
  Euchre Tournament

The Arnprior Agricultural Society present the first of four Euchre tournaments on January 27 at the Arnprior Legion. Registration is at 12 noon with two person teams. Games start at 1pm.

Sat - Jan 27
  Foresters Falls Winter Carnival

Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10:30 adults $6 children $4

Poker Run Registration 9-11 $20 including lunch at Best Western. $10 per additional hand. OFSC rules apply.

Lunch 11:30-3

Kayla's Kids Club 11:30-12:30

Kids games 1-2

Adult games 2-3

Free skate 3-5

Poker run winner & 50/50 draw at 4

Foresters Falls outdoor skating rink - see our Facebook page for details.

Sun - Jan 28
  Opeongo Classic Loppet cross country ski races

This classic cross country ski race, the club's 4th annual, takes place on challenging, hilly terrain at Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club's groomed trails, located on Drohan Road in Brudenell, Ontario (south of Killaloe). See the club website for a map.

Distances are approximate and could be modified due to weather or trail conditions. There will be mass starts at set intervals. There are men's, women's and kids' categories.

CATEGORIES - FEES:
Kids under 10 yrs 2.5 km » $5
Kids 10-18 yrs 5 km » $10
Adult Social 5 km » $15
Women's 10 km » $30
Men's 10 km » $30
Women's 20 km » $30

Pre-registration on Zone4.ca closes January 27 at 9 pm.

Sign-in and bib pick-up: January 28 on-site registration, 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Mass start: 11:00 am. Schedule and routes will be posted on race day.

Course description: The 5 km distance is over rolling terrain. The 10 km course is over rolling and hilly intermediate terrain. The 20 km course is two loops of the 10 km course.

Refreshments: There will be one feed station on the 10 km loop. After the loppet, hot chili and buns will be served for racers (included in the fee) and volunteers.

Awards/Results: Awards will be given during post-event refreshments. Winners of any draws or gifts must be present to accept them. Results will be posted on the club website.

All proceeds from the loppet will go to funding the operating costs of the Opeongo Hills Nordic Ski Club, a volunteer-run non-profit organization that provides and maintains groomed cross country ski trails for low-cost public use.

This loppet is run in partnership with the  Silver Spoon Ski-Fest, on Saturday January 27 in Deep River. Ski enthusiasts can make January 27-28 a full loppet weekend in the Valley.