Almonte and Mississippi Mills Weekend Guide April 28 – 30

Posted on: April 28, 2017

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Friday, April 28

Almonte Lectures: Boating in NWT

7:30pm
Audrey Giles, Colonialism, Culture, & Gender: Understanding Boating Safety in the Northwest Territories.
Almonte United Church
106 Elgin St., Almonte
almontelectures.net

Ken Ramsden & Ted

8:00pm
Live music.
Valley Food & Drink Co.
729 Mill St., Calabogie
info@thevalleyfoodanddrinkco.ca
613-752-2006×311
thevalleyfoodanddrinkco.ca

Open Jam

8:00pm
Blues, country, rock & whatever else happens.
Mississippi Mills Musicworks
453 Ottawa St., Almonte
kathryn@mississippimillsmusicworks.com
613-256-7464
mmmusicworks.weebly.com

Mike Ryan

9:00pm – 1:00am
Live music.
Bridges Bar & Grill
2496 County Rd. 29, Pakenham
613-624-5939

Saturday, April 29

Brad Scott CD Release

2:00pm
We’ve been raving about Brad’s music for several months in theHumm, and now there’s a chance to hear him — band and all — release his first solo album! The album is called New Frontier and the CD release will take place at the Stewart Community Centre in Pakenham on April 29 (doors open at 1pm and the show starts at 2pm). The show includes performances by Vicki Brittle and Chris McNally, the Jimmy Tri-Tone Band and the Bowes Brothers, followed by a set by Brad and his band. Tickets are $15, and will be available at Nicholson’s Sundries in Pakenham, Mill Music in Renfrew, and of course Under Pressure in Carleton Place. They will also be available from bradscott.ca or by calling 623–3245. Cost: $15.
Stewart Community Centre
112 MacFarland St., Pakenham
613-623-3245
www.bradscott.ca

Authors for Indies: Rick Revelle

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Author of the Algonquin Quest Series: three “young adult” novels set in this area in the 1300s, enjoyed by young and old alike. He has spoken to many interesting people and done a lot of research for his books, so he’s happy to talk about any and all with you.
Mill Street Books
52 Mill St., Almonte
613-256-9090
millstreetbooks.com

ON Green Party Leader Town Hall Mtg

2:00pm – 4:00pm
GPO Leader Mike Schreiner is coming to Almonte! The constituency association for the Lanark, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington riding is hosting a town hall meeting. Take advantage of this not-to-be missed opportunity to meet Mike Schreiner and learn about the hot political issues of the day and the Green Party’s perspective. As leader of the Green Party of Ontario, Mike has led successful policy campaigns to push the provincial governments to fund the Experimental Lakes Area, ban neonicotinoid pesticides, and price carbon pollution. A leading advocate for independent businesses, local food and sustainable communities, Mike is well known for his leadership in co-founding the award-winning Local Food Plus organization and for his successful Guelph-based small businesses, WOW Foods and Earthdance Organics. Mike is passionate about creating a better Ontario. Come hear what he has to say, and enjoy refreshments and sweet treats as an added bonus!
Almonte United Church
106 Elgin St., Almonte
ojfoxlee@gmail.com
613-267-7584

Vernissage: Deborah Arnold, Russell Baron, Mirana Zuger

6:00pm
Sivarulrasa Gallery presents Trio, featuring works by sculptors Deborah Arnold and Russell Baron, complemented by paintings by Mirana Zuger. Everyone is welcome to attend the opening.
Sivarulrasa Gallery
34 Mill St., Almonte
info@sivarulrasa.com
613-293-2492
sivarulrasa.com

AiC: Paul Marleyn & Mauro Bertoli

7:30pm
A cellist & pianist both firmly established on the international stage, as soloists and as a duo, present a fascinating programme in which the contrasting characters of Plato’s four elements – earth, air, fire and water – are revealed! Tickets available online, by mail, at Mill Street Books, at door (if available). Cost: $30; students $15.
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St., Almonte
almonteinconcert.com

Teresa Doyle

8:00pm
Multiple East Coast Music Award winner.
Valley Food & Drink Co.
729 Mill St., Calabogie
info@thevalleyfoodanddrinkco.ca
613-752-2006×311
thevalleyfoodanddrinkco.ca

Saturday, April 30

Almonte in Concert’s Youthful Music Club

1:00pm
Youth & parents of current members, performing as individuals, or in duet or ensemble. Musicians seeking performance opportunities prior to auditions, other performances, exams etc. are also welcome. The intention is to increase access to performing in this wonderful hall, and to share the pleasure, energy and joy generated by making music together. Students have enjoyed the relaxed, supportive nature of the Music Club, the fun of hearing other instrumentalists, and also the interaction (and snacks) after the concerts, which often led to improv sessions at the piano. Concerts take place on Sundays at 1pm on December 4, February 26, March 26, and April 30. For more information please email. Cost: $7.
Almonte Old Town Hall
14 Bridge St., Almonte
musicclub@almonteinconcert.com
almonteinconcert.com/youth-music-club/

Roast Beef Dinner

4:00pm – 6:30pm
Roast beef, potatoes, vegetables, buns, dessert & beverage. Takeout available. Sponsored by St. Mark’s Anglican Church. Cost: $15; ages 6-12 $7; 5&under free.
Stewart Community Centre
112 MacFarland St., Pakenham
613-256-4126