Perth Weekend Guide December 16 – 18

Weekend Guide
Posted on: December 15, 2016

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Friday, December 16

Murder by the Book

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Literary pursuits can be deadly. The Billings Falls Ladies Literary Society meets monthly to discuss the world’s great authors and to argue about refreshments. But then there is a murder that can only be solved by looking at a very old classic piece of literature. Many surprises and chills await in this gripping whodunit.
Studio Theatre, 63 Gore St. E. Perth
(613) 267-7469

Stephen Fisher

9:00pm
Live Music.
O’Reilly’s Pub
43 Gore St. E., Perth
www.oreillyspubperth.com
613 267-7994

Ted Lalonde

9:00pm
Live Music. Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
goldenarrowpub.com
613-267-4500

Saturday, December 17

Audubon Christmas Bird Count

1:00pm – 11:55pm
The 117th Audubon Christmas Bird Counts are taking place in our area over the month of December. The Rideau Ferry CBC takes place on Saturday, December 17th, 2016 and covers the Town of Perth, most of Smiths Falls, Murphys Point Provincial Park, several Conservation Areas and a variety of habitats ranging from open fields and dense woodlands to wetlands and lakes. Register with those named below. The count-in potluck will be held in Perth.
The first Audubon Christmas Bird Count was held in 1900 when conservation-minded ornithologist Dr. Frank Chapman suggested an alternative to the usual holiday bird shooting competition, proposing teams count the birds they saw, instead. The CBC is the longest running citizen science project in North America and takes place all over the western hemisphere. The more than 76,000 volunteers taking part in the counts can track wintering bird populations on a much larger scale than scientists alone can hope to do. Data collected from the counts has been used for a multiplicity of research studies and to monitor climate change.
You do not need to be an expert, but it helps to be familiar with local species. You can get involved in two ways: in the field or at home. Field counters are placed in a field team led by an experienced birder. Bring your binoculars. Residents with bird feeders within a count area can participate from home by recording visiting birds on count day. Feeders are a very important part of the survey as birds frequently show up at these sheltered winter food sources that are not recorded elsewhere in the circle. At the end of the day, field and feeder counters gather to socialize at the “count-in” and share stories and refreshments.
Alison Bentley or Judy Buehler at 613-273-4428 or 613-264-8856

Murder by the Book

7:30pm – 9:30pm
Literary pursuits can be deadly. The Billings Falls Ladies Literary Society meets monthly to discuss the world’s great authors and to argue about refreshments. But then there is a murder that can only be solved by looking at a very old classic piece of literature. Many surprises and chills await in this gripping whodunit.
Studio Theatre, 63 Gore St. E. Perth
(613) 267-7469

Riley White

9:00pm
Live Music.
Golden Arrow
71 Foster St., Perth
goldenarrowpub.com
613-267-4500

Sunday, December 18

Murder by the Book

2:00pm
Literary pursuits can be deadly. The Billings Falls Ladies Literary Society meets monthly to discuss the world’s great authors and to argue about refreshments. But then there is a murder that can only be solved by looking at a very old classic piece of literature. Many surprises and chills await in this gripping whodunit.
Studio Theatre, 63 Gore St. E. Perth
(613) 267-7469

Service of Nine Lessons & Carols

7:30pm
This event is special as it has been going for 30 years now! It is always a great night of music to put one in the spirit of Christmas. If you are looking for special seasonal music and the opportunity to sing out on some Christmas hymns this is a great opportunity. The combined choirs of St. James and St. Paul’s United Church, under the direction of Brad Mills, Music Director at St. Paul’s and Peter Woodward, Music Director at St. James, sing at at the Christmas Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols at St. James.
St. James Anglican Church in Perth
www.stpauls-uc-perth.org