Check out the weekend guide below to find out what is going on in your community.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
Almonte Farmers’ Market
Mississippi Mills Public Library grounds, Almonte
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
North Lanark Highland Games at Almonte Fairgrounds
8:00am – 6:00pm
Opening ceremonies 1pm, massed bands 1 & 5:30pm. Bagpipe, drum, dance, men’s & women’s strength competitions. Kids’ mini-games. Adv. tickets at Mill St. Books, Nicholson’s, CP Chamber.
Full schedule here: http://almontehighlandgames.com/schedule.html
Cost $17; $15 in adv.
195 Water St., Almonte
Seed Saving Workshop at Almonte Public Library
10:00am – 12:00pm
The Mississippi Mills Public Library’s Seed Library is offering a workshop for anyone who wants to learn how to save their own vegetable and flower seeds. Local grower and seed expert Telsing Andrews will demonstrate how to save the easiest of seeds: lettuce, tomatoes, beans and peas. Telsing will discuss pollination, the life cycle of plants, tips and tricks for winnowing and threshing seeds, and the best way to store seeds. It’s a challenge to learn how to save seeds from our own gardens, but it’s fun!
The workshop is perfect for beginner seed savers, and a refresher for all who save seeds.
Telsing Andrews. Veg/flower seeds. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org, 613-256-1037.
Almonte Public Library
155 High St., Almonte
Tea on the Lawn at Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Ramsay Women serve baked goods, tea. Since ’58.
Mill of Kintail Conservation Area
2854 Concession 8, Almonte
Ali McCormick Duo at Valley Food & Drink Co.
8:00pm – 11:00pm
“Ali grew up in the Lanark Highlands on an off-grid farm. She was drawn to music at a young age, and with help and encouragement from her family she began writing songs (many, many songs!). Over the years, Ali has developed a musical style all her own. She captivates audiences with her unique voice and lyrics about life, love and rural Canadian living. She has played coffee houses, basements, attics, and campfires, but her favourite places to play are rural venues…” — Rob Riendeau, Pub Crawling, TheHumm.
These days the Ali McCormick show can be seen in solo or duo formation, often backed by Matty McKechnie (musical alias GRAVEN) on lead guitar.
Valley Food & Drink Co.
729 Mill St., Calabogie