Current Events

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Mon - May 01 -- Sat - May 20
  Pembroke Lumber Kings Hockey School

Dates: August 8-11 2017
Cost: $175.00 (taxes included) *All players receive a PLKHS jersey
Location: Pembroke and Area Community Centre
Novice/Atom 9:00 - 10:30 On Ice Drop off 8:30
Peewee/Bantam 10:30 - 12:00 On Ice Drop off 10:00
- 1.5 hours on-ice - Lumber Kings Staff and Players as instructors - For boys & girls age 7-14 of all skill levels
Send payment to: Pembroke Lumber Kings P.O. Box 92 Pembroke, Ontario K8A 6X1
**Please make all cheques payable to the Pembroke Lumber Kings and write your child's name and "hockey school" on the cheque.

Mon - May 01 -- Wed - May 10
  Camp Glissando Registration

Camp Glissando Summer Music Camp is now accepting registrations for this year.
Camp for ages 6-9yrs. runs July 10-17 from 9am to 3:30pm and camp for ages 10-14yrs. runs July 17-21 from 9am to 4pm.
Join us for our third awesome year of playing instruments, singing, crafts, games and lots more exciting music adventures!
We accept campers with or without music experience so grab a friend and come share some music! For info and to register visit our website: or contact the
Camp Director- Vicki at 613-623-1180.

Wed - May 03
  Community Living Fundraising Spring Dinner

Lasagna Dinner(Lasagna, bun, drink and dessert), Wednesday May 3, 2017. Hosted by Community Living Renfrew County South, Music by Frank Campbell & Friends.  Doors open at 4:30 dinner served from 5:30-7:00pm.  Adults $12.00 each, Children by donation.  Proceeds split between Community Living Renfrew County South and the Royal Canadian Legion.  Contact Alana @ 613-432-7529 for more information.

Wed - May 03
  Dining With Friends

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm Jim's Restaurant "Dining Room" This month's meal: Chicken Fingers or Lasagna. Tickets: $13 (need to be purchased by May 2nd at noon) Entertainment:Dennis Harrington and Randy Foster. For further information call 613-623-7981

Wed - May 03 -- Sat - May 20
  Arnprior Dragon Boat Club Recruitment

The Arnprior Dragon Boat Club's competitive team is recruiting! We are looking for athletic, fun loving, team oriented people who enjoy trying a new sport or who are already avid paddlers.  Dragon Boating is an excellent sport for building muscle and endurance while taking in the awesome views from the Ottawa and Madawaska Rivers.  If you love being on the water, working hard as part of a team and having fun then consider joining us. Our team plans to compete in 3-4 festivals around Ontario this season and we want you to join us! Foe further information Contact us at

Thu - May 04 -- Wed - May 31
  Empties for Paws

Please donate your Canadian Tire money, empty beer, wine and liquor bottles/cans  to help the animals that the Arnprior Humane Society is caring for.  Drop offs for empties can be made at the shelter.   Go to for more info.

Thu - May 04
  Whisky Tasting

Tickets are still available for the AGH-FVM Foundation's Whisky Tasting evening taking place on Thursday, May 4, 7 p.m. at the Old Fairview Manor Dining Room at the Almonte General Hospital.
As well as enjoying four premium single malt scotches paired with amazing appetizers from the Heirloom Café Bistro, Café Postino, Mill Street Crepe Co. and Leatherworks Catering, attendees are in for fascinating information about the whiskies provided by whisky ambassadors Ouidram, entertainment and a few surprises as well.
Rumour has it that both Queen Victoria and Sir John A. enjoyed a wee dram from time to time and will be making an appearance or two, which only seems fair considering 2017 is our sesquicentennial anniversary.
Tickets are $75 per person and available at the Volunteer Gift Shop at AGH, Mill Street Books, Almonte Print Shop or on line at
The evening is sponsored by Evelyn Wheeler Barrister & Solicitor, CR Gambles Funeral Homes and PUPPETS UP.  Funds raised will benefit the Diagnostic Imaging Equipment campaign at AGH.

Fri - May 05
  Arnprior Ladies Night

Friday May 5, 2017 4pm to 930pm 295 Albert Street Arnprior (St John Chrysostom Parish Hall) Over 50 vendors to shop. Free Parking, Free Admission. Free samples and demonstrations. Wheelchair accessible. Door Prizes to be won.  Money raised goes to The Arnprior Food Bank, The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario and the various charities the Knights of Columbus Arnprior help.  Donations of non perishable foods or baby supplies such as diapers and baby food accepted. More information email us at or call 613 851 8190.

Fri - May 05 -- Sun - May 07
  E-Waste Free Drop-Off Event

Arnprior McNab Ringette Association is hosting a FREE electronic drop-off depot on
Friday May 5th,  4 pm - 7 pm,                          
Saturday May 6th, 10 am - 2 pm
Sunday May 7th, 10 am - 2 pm.
at the Nick Smith Centre Parking Lot, 77 James Street, Arnprior.
Drive up and drop off any old TV's, computers, printers etc.
For a full list of what can be recycled check out
For details and queries contact 613-622-0133

Sat - May 06
  Ottawa Wood Carving Competition
The 29th annual Ottawa Wood Carving Competition takes place on 6 May 2017 at the Kars Community and Recreation Association, 1604 Old Wellington Street, Kars, Ontario. Competitors are welcome to enter wood sculpture or pyrography completed within the past two years. The show portion of the event will be opened by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson at 1pm, Saturday 6 May. The public is welcome from 1pm to 5pm to enjoy the exhibits, demonstrations and sales tables. For more information, please visit our web sites at or English and French brochures for the event, designed mainly for competitors, may be found on their respective web sites.
Sat - May 06
  Big Yard Sale

Big Yard sale, BBQ and Book Sale
Saturday, May 6th
8am to 2pm
Calabogie United Church Hall
1044 Madawaska St in Calabogie

Sat - May 06
  Yard Sale

Annual Yard Sale for the Arnprior Humane Society May 6, 2017.  490 Didak Dr., 8am-2pm Donation of gently used items will be accepted once PODS have arrived mid- tp late April.  Please visit for more info and updates.

Sun - May 07
  May Valley Singles Lunch

The May Valley Singles Lunch will be held on Sunday, May 7th, at Lumbertown Alehouse in Arnprior at 1 p.m. For info contact Pat at (613) 622-5693 or Johanna at (613) 432-7622.

Thu - May 11
  Safe Shelters' Housing Project

Family and Children's Services is currently seeking local landlords, property management companies, and members of the community to join their housing initiative to help end youth homelessness in Renfrew County. We are inviting all interested community members to information sessions throughout Renfrew County to discuss housing and rental opportunities.
Pembroke: May 8th at the Grind-122 Pembroke Street.
Arnprior: May 11th at Kenwood Centre (Room 102) 16 Edward Street.
Renfrew: May 15th at the Renfrew Library Downstairs Boardroom- 13 Railway Ave.
All information sessions are from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.
Please RSVP to Stephanie Kenopic via:
Email: or by phone:613-432-4821 ext. 3033

Sat - May 13
  Community Breakfast

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 80 Daniel St. N, Arnprior will be hosting a Community Breakfast on Saturday May 13th 2017  from 9 am- 11 am.  We will be serving pancakes, bacon, sausage, eggs, toast, tea, coffee and orange juice for ONLY $5.  Everyone welcome.

Sat - May 13
  The Northern Pikes LIVE! May 13th
Dominoes Pizza proudly presents THE NORTHERN PIKES May 13th at Ma-Te-Way Activity Centre Renfrew. Special ticket pre-sale blitz April 1st. Tickets $20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. while supplies last. Available at Personalize It and Escaping Renfrew 354 Stewart Street Renfrew, Arnprior Shopping Centre 375 Daniel Street Arnprior and The New Oak Tree Furniture -1197 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke. After April 1st at noon tickets are $45 available at the myFM Studios 321 B Raglan Street South Renfrew.
Sat - May 13
  Downtown Connect: Your Community Expo

May 13, 2017. Downtown Connect: Your Community Expo. Join us for the Downtown Pembroke trade show. Pembroke Memorial Centre. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free admission for the public. Games, vendors, food, fun and more! Full details at Booths are $50 for downtown businesses and $100 for others. Contact Heather Sutherland at 613-629-5555 or

Sat - May 13
  Murder Mystery

Those Phantom Kinghts present "DOUBTIN" ABBEY.  A who-did-what-to-whom immersive Murder Mystery on Saturday, May 13/17 at the Cobden Agricultural Hall, 43 Astrolabe Road, Cobden. Buffet chicken breast supper served during the show.  Social time 6:30pm, Dinner & Theatre at 7:00pm.  Tickets are $25.00 per person and must be purchased in advance.  Dress code:  1920's if you want to dress up.  Buy your tickets by Monday, May 8/17 at Rooney's Gas, 74 Main Street Cobden or by calling 613-646-2481.  Get a table of 8 together or come yourself to join a table.  To reserve a table/seating call 613-646-2481.  "It's to Die For!"

Sun - May 14
  The Feeling Fabulous Make Over Contest

The Feeling Fabulous Make Over Contest: This contest is for all women in Renfrew County who want to feel glamorous. To enter send a Photo and a Letter or a Video about your reasons why you would love to win this con test . Deadline is Mothers Day May 14 2017 11:49 pm. For details check out this link:

Wed - May 17
  St John XX III School's MayFest

Please join us on Wednesday May 17 from 5pm - 7:30pm for MayFest at St John XX III school. Games for the kids, raffles and a BBQ.

Thu - May 18
  Queen Elizabeth PS Fun Fair
Queen Elizabeth PS is having their first ever Fun Fair Thursday, May 18th, from 5-8pm.
Sat - May 20
  Pet Valu Fundraiser

On Saturday May 20th between 11-2, Valley Animal Rescue will be hosting a fundraiser barbecue in the Pet Valu parking lot. They will be selling food and drinks, and profits will go towards an important surgery for a rescued beagle named Nolan.

Sat - May 20
  Charity YARD SALE

Charity YARD SALE, Saturday, May 20th for Seniors At Home, 106 McGonigal St. W., 7-2. BBQ 10:00am. Coffee/Muffins morning hours. Donations of gentle used items may be dropped off between 6:30 and 8:00am the day of SALE. No televisions, computers or hard-covered books.  Rain date Sunday, May 21st. If you are a Senior and need help delivering items for sale, please call Liz 613-623-7981 to arrange for pickup.

Sun - May 21
  Spring Yard Sale

Spring Cleaning? Let us help by Recycling
Saturday, May 20th
Rain date Sunday, May 21st
7:00am - 2:00pm
BBQ-refreshments 10:00am
Donation of Gently used Items Appreciated
To be dropped off:
At our Parking Lot the morning of the sale.
Any time after 7:00am
106 McGonigal Street West
Please no: TV's, Computers, Hard Covered Books
If you are a Senior and need help with delivery of items please call Liz to arrange for pickup 613-623-7981

Wed - May 24 -- Sun - May 28
  Land Art BioBlitz 2017

Join us for the 3rd annual Wintergreen Studios Land Art BioBlitz, May 24-28 2017, where you can engage in citizen science and learn more about what's living in your backyard. Come for an hour, for a day, or come for the entire stretch!

This FREE, 5-day, family-friendly, outdoor and environmental education retreat brings together scientists, naturalists, nature-lovers, outdoor-enthusiasts, musicians, and the just plain curious to explore the outdoors, help identify species, meet other like-minded people, and learn something new from the many interactive nature and arts workshops.

Help us celebrate our natural heritage and learn to love its amazing diversity!

Wed - May 24
  Arnprior and District Qulters Guild Meeting

The Arnprior & District Quilters' Guild will meet on Wednesday May 24 at 7 PM at 257 John St in Arnprior (Christian Education Centre). 

Guest speaker is Laura Piggott presenting her trunk show featuring Modern Quilting.

New members and visitors ($5) are welcome.

See for more information.

Wed - May 24
  Breakfast N' Learn

"Getting to Know your Neighbour" as hosted by Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors At Home. Sponsored by Tierney Stauffer LLP.,   Wednesday, May 24, #Note New Location - Kenwood Place/M3Eatery, William/Edward Street, Guest Speaker: Mayor  Tom Peckett Township of McNab Braeside.   Payment/Greetings 8:30am breakfast 9:00am. 9:30am Cost $6.00 per person. Register 613-623-7981 by noon Tuesday, May 23rd  ABMSH, 106 McGonigal St. West, Arnprior. Age 55 and over welcome. More info Liz Wall 613-623-7981.

Thu - May 25
  Spring Business Leadership Conference
Algonquin College Professional Development Opportunity & SPEAKER DETAILS AND REGISTRATION AT: Thursday, May 25th Cultural Diversity: Transforming Rural Workforces (Chela Breckon) How to be a Courageous Leader in Today's Competitive Landscape (Sylvie Rimbach) Social Media and Your Brand (Jodi Bucholtz) Public and Media Relations: It Matters to Your Business (Jamie Bramburger) The Labour Market Squeeze: How will your organization manage? (Angela Hoyt) 6 Easy Marketing Steps for the Small Business (Katie Tollis-Flabbi) Questions to Help Build a Sustainable Competitive Strategy (Doug Wotherspoon) KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Jim Kyte - A Story of Perseverance: From the NHL to the World of Academia. $199 plus HST (until March 31) - includes four workshops, lunch, break, keynote speaker and post-conference social SPEAKER DETAILS AND REGISTRATION AT
Thu - May 25
  TM Leadership Evening

Date: May 25, 2017
Time: 7 - 8:30 pm, Networking begins at 6:30
Where: Carleton Place High School, Multi-purpose Room, 2nd floor
Guest Speaker:
Valérie Drainville-accomplished toastmaster
Mastermind Toastmasters of Carlton Place would like to invite any interested staff members and all of your listeners to a workshop on Leadership and what it could do to enhace your employment opportunities. Take a brief look at the link I have attached and review the time, location and date to fit us into your schedule in May. Ample parking and fellowship are free while event is a modest $10.

Thu - May 25
  Fun Fair

It's Fun Fair time at McNab Public School. Please join us on Thursday, May 25th for an evening of food, fun and music for the whole family.
Supper starts at 5:30 p.m. Hamburgs/Hot Dogs/Pizza
Games & Events from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Fri - May 26
  Female Impersonators

The Gender Illusions providing a night of music, dance and laughter
Tickets $20/person available at Legion or call 623-7482

Fri - May 26 -- Sat - May 27
  Plant Bake Yard Sale

Plant, Bake and Yard Sale at Burnstown United Church, Friday May 26 from 4 to 7 p.m. and Saturday May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon. A good variety of perennials and many movies, music CDs, books, and other bargains. The church is also selling wooden basement chairs. Sponsored by the Burnstown United Church and Burnstown Women's Institute. For more info, call 613-433-3389.

Sat - May 27
  Plant, Yard Sale and e-Waste Collection

The Prior Chest Nuts, Arnprior's Breast Cancer Dragon Boat Team, is hosting a Plant & Yard Sale and e-Waste Collection on Saturday, May 27th from 8:00 - 1:00.

Located in the lot beside P.J.'s Restaurant, Madawaska Blvd., Arnprior.

If you need help with electronic pick up, please call Susan at 613-623-5822.

Contributions and donations are greatly appreciated.

Sat - May 27
  KatieBear Fun Day

Come out to the RCAF Wing in Renfrew on May 27th for the KatieBear Fun Day.
Over 40 crafters and vendors, KatieBear Idol, silent auction with over 80 items to bid on, games and prizes for the kids. Bubble balls will be outside. Food available onsite. This is our last year for this event, please come out to help us make it the best one yet.

Sat - May 27

A night of laughter;  $20/person; light lunch; 50/50 draw; photo ops
Tickets available to Arnprior Legion or call Eleanor at 613-623-7482

Sun - May 28
  Heritage Power Show

Vintage Iron and Traditions of Eastern Ontario is having a Heritage Power Show May 28 10am -5pm at the Cumberland Heritage Village Museum located at 2490 Old Montreal Rd. Cumberland. 

Steam Train show, Treasure Swap Meet, Live Entertainment, Wool/Quilting demos and much more.

Sun - May 28

Sponsored by: Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish

Braeside, Ontario

Sunday, May 28th from 2pm to 6pm

Barbecued Chicken

Adults: $15, Children (under 12): $5, Children (under 6): FREE

Take-out available



Sun - May 28
  OPP Veterans' Association #10 Pembroke Chapter Dinner Meeting

The next Ontario Provincial Police Veterans' Association #10 Pembroke Chapter Dinner Meeting will be held on 28 May 2017 at The Rocky Mountain House Restaurant, 409 Stewart St. North, Renfrew, Ontario. Guests are welcome - 50/50 Draw -

Mon - May 29
  Travels with my Aunt: Adventures in Europe 1914

Barbara Tose examines the times, events, and history behind letters and what it told her about her great grand aunt. Held May 29 from 7-8 PM at Arnprior Public Library. $5.00 admission for non-members of Arnprior Family History Group.