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What’s On In Arnprior & Area This Month (October Edition)

What’s On In Arnprior & Area This Month (October Edition)

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Looking for exciting things to do this month in the Arnprior, Pakenham, Almonte, Calabogie, Burnstown, White Lake, Braeside areas!? Check out our guide for what’s on this month!!

Ongoing: Arnprior Early Years Center Play and Learn Drop In. Every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday from 9-11:30am. All children 0-6 and their parents and caregivers are invited to come to this interactive playgroup. Meet other parents, caregivers and children while you have fun learning together!

Ongoing: Arnprior Early Years Well Baby Drop- In. October 3rd & 17th beginning at be9:30am. A nurse from the Public Health Unit will be available to discuss infant and toddler growth, development and other parenting issues. Baby weigh in and breastfeeding support are available.

Ongoing: Arnprior Library Children’s Department The Arnrpior Library hosts many different programs for babies and children off all ages. Please see their website for more details!

Ongoing: Mother Goose on the Loose  1- 2pm  Tuesday October 16, 23 and 30 – At the Pakenham Library/ Adults and infants – enjoy and share music with your 0 – 12 month old.  Soothe, tickle, rock and dance with music and rhymes.  By the Ontario Early Years Centre of Lanark.  These events are FREE, no registration required.

Ongoing: Programs at the Pakenham Library. There are many different programs for kids and adults alike that take part at the Pakenham Library. Please see website for information.

Ongoing: Wednesday October 10th & 24th 9:30-11am MomME Time Join for a time of rest and growth. Journey with us to be the best mom you can be! Childcare provided with the moms meet! At the Arnprior Wesleyan Church. For more information see their website.

Ongoing: Friday October 5th & 19th from 1-3pm Tot Time Cafe A community drop-in for moms and caregivers on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month from 1 – 3:00 p.m.  Children play close by while moms enjoy some time to chat.  Gourmet coffee and snacks are available.  At the Arnprior Wesleyan Church. For more information see their website.

Ongoing: Story Time at the Almonte Library. Every Friday from September – June.  Drop-in Story Time Fridays 10:00 am – 10:30 am Children 2-3 years of age. Enjoy interactive, fast paced stories, rhymes and songs. Parents and caregivers are required to stay with their children and siblings are welcome to join in. Pre-registered Story Time Fridays 11:00 am – 11:45 am Children 4 years of age and olderRegistration is required before 3 pm on Thursday.More involved stories and a craft are offered.  Parents and caregivers are not required to stay in the library.

Ongoing: Words 2 Live By with Jen Charbonneau – Various dates and locations. This unique after school/lunch time program offers girls a chance to gather with others who share their challenges, their interests and their desire to learn new things. The program is designed to help girls sort through the daily “drama” that can influence friendships, self esteem, thoughts of “where I fit in” and everyday challenges. Each session will combine group discussions and creative expression through journaling and scrapbooking. Most importantly, girls will continue to build self esteem, self acceptance and a toolbox to manage challenges. For more info please see website So Glad 2 Be Me!

Ongoing: Ladies Group Fitness in Arnprior - (All levels welcome) Fitness Centre (downstairs of the Quality Inn Hotel). Classes are offered Wednesday evenings 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday mornings from 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. (Body Toning). Great Music – Vibrant Ladies – leave feeling strong and healthy! Free Introductory Class – anytime. Please Contact – Colleen Barrie at


Friday October 5th 8pm-12midnight The Pakenham Square Dance Club Harvest Dance will be held at the Pakenham  Community Centre (Upstairs at Pakenham Arena) Music:  Glen Silverson’s Band. Light lunch served. Everyone welcome! Tickets:  $10.00 Available from square dance members, contact – Art Levi – , Jim Blair – , Remembrance Gift Shop –

Saturday October 6th / Sunday October 7th / Monday October 8th Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour. We invite you and your family to come and experience this year’s Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour. Discover the quality craftsmanship and skill of local artists amidst the vibrant colours that define our Fall season.

Saturday October 6th / Sunday October 7th / Monday October 8th Chairlift Rides at Calabogie Peaks from 11am-3pm. Ride  the chairlift to the top of Dickson Mountain for breathtaking views of  the Ottawa Valley. While you’re at the top of Dickson Mountain, explore  the Skywalk interpretive hiking loop. Visit our website for prices and more information: 

Saturday October 6th 8-11am – Fall Frenzy Children’s Clothing Sale Arnprior Early Years Center: Come and join us for our annual Fall clothing sale!! If you are looking to get rid of gently used children’s clothing or equipment or if you are interested in scooping up some of these fantastic deals, this is the sale for you!!  $15/person for table space to sell items and a $2 admission for those who are wanting to shop. The sale is held at Glad Tidings Church, 116 Baskin Drive. All proceeds will go directly back into programs at your Ontario Early Years/AFPRC.

Thursday October 11th 9:30-11:00am – Kids in the Kitchen Arnprior Early Years Center: Come and join us for a morning of fun as we discover new tastes, textures and aromas in the kitchen, and create our own delicacies. No experience required. . $3/child to a maximum of $10/family.  Registration required.

Saturday October 13th 9am-1pm MOM TO MOM SALE! Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte Street. The Cooperative Nursery School of Almonte’s fall sale! Ample free parking.  With over 50 vendors this is a huge sale, with loads of baby and kids clothes, maternity clothing, costumes, toys, books, movies, strollers & baby equipment etc. Enjoy a BBQ lunch and our fabulous bake sale.  Adult admission is $2 and the first 200 shoppers will receive a valuable swag bag full of coupons, information, and special offers.  Proceeds support the Cooperative Nursery School of Almonte. For more information and directions, please see or email us at

Saturday October 13th  8pm-12midnight 4th Annual Community Dance at the Arnprior Legion. Music by Dennis Harrington & Heritage Country. Light lunch – $10.00 person. Sponsored by Arnprior/McNab/Braeside Home Support. Tickets available at the door or at

Sunday October 14th 12:30 p.m. October Valley Singles Lunch at the Superior Restaurant in Almonte. For more info: or email:

Sunday October 14th 8pm-1am 33rd Anniversary of the Clayton Hall. Music by Forty Creek. Tickets are $15.00 person.

Monday October 15th 7-9pm Almonte Quilters Guild will meet at the Almonte Civitan Hall, 500 Almonte St. in Almonte for their monthly  meeting. Info:  Jen (JC) Empey at or e-mail at

Thursday October 18th 9:30am – Baby Food Making Arnprior Early Years Center: In collaboration with the Public Health Unit, come and learn about feeding your baby and making nutritious, homemade baby food.   First part is information, second part is food preparation. Registration required.

Thursdsay October 18th 12noon-2pm Arnprior-Braeside-McNab Seniors at Home Program presents October “Halloween”  Friendship Days in the Arnprior Legion. Apple Sarah’s Catering – $6.00 with a Birthday cake. Entertainment by – Barry Martin & Country Favorites, dress up. Info: 

Friday October 19th 7-11pm Music & Dancing - HARVEST BALL  featuring music by Monty and Trudy Letourneau -Cocktails at 6:00  p.m.- 3 course dinner. Reserve your  ticket now – $45.00/person ;  or Arnprior Legion -  .

Saturday October 20th 7-11pm. Kinburn Community  Association Inc. and Valley Heritage Radio are pleased to present a home-grown  “Fall Fiddle Party” with Bruce Armitage, Kyle Felhaver, Dennis Harrington, Randy  Foster, Terri-Lynn Mahusky, Trish Gibson along with pianist, Jim Hunter. Canteen & Bar  Available. $10.00 per adult, $5.00 per child  under 12. 3045 Kinburn Side  Road, Kinburn, ON

Sunday October 21st 9am-4pm “So Glad to Be Me Workshop” with Jennifer Charbonneau in Calabogie ~ for girls between 8 and 12, a full day workshop of activities designed to build self esteem, unravel the daily “drama” and challenges and understand healthy body images etc.. The workshop would be held in Calabogie, woud cost approx. $55.00 per girl (which includes a take home package). (Mom’s & Dad’s – spend the day hiking to the Eagles Nest etc.. while your daughter enjoys this amazing workshop!) Please help spread the word if you know anyone with tween girls! For more info on Jen please visit her webiste: /

Tuesday October 23rd, 7pm Jockey Person 2 Person Launch Party by Jen Charbonneau Jockey P2P offers an amazing line of women’s clothing ranging from at-home comfy to active wear to casual to business casual.  Their comfortable & versatile pieces are flattering & stylish.  I’m excited to help women see that they are beautiful no matter what size, shape or weight they are.  Jockey Clothing allows you to look & feel amazing when you dress the body you have, not the one you wished you had.  Please join me & help me celebrate this new venture ….Sincerely Jen. For more information, there is a set up!

Thursday October 25th 7-8:30pm Howlin Halloween Party at the Pakenham Library. Wear your Halloween costume to this evening of ghoulish games and monstrous mask-making!  Be prepared to get messy as we make edible mud pies – eat them if you dare!  Registration required, $2 per child.  All ages welcome. See website fore more information.

Saturday October 27th – The Unity Run The Unity Run is an annual walk/run that raises awareness and money for Community Living Renfrew County South. It begins at 8:30am at the Nick Smith Center. For more information please see  to register see Events Online Registration Page.

Saturday October 27th 9am-1pm Middleville Hall Mom to  Mom Sale Join our mommies that are selling gently used children  and maternity clothing and other children stuff, and also some business!!  For more information please see their

Saturday October 27th – Family Halloween Party Arnprior Early Years Center: Calling all witches, goblins and ghosts!! We will be hosting our third annual family Halloween Party. Come in your costumes and be ready to play some fun eerie games and go trick or treating. This party is best suited for children ages 0-10 years. There is a $5 per family admission fee. Tickets will be required to participate in the activities, each ticket will be .50 cents and each activity will require 1 ticket. There will be games, a craft station, cookie decorating, pumpkin carving and much more.

If you know of an event or something going on that we have missed, please add it as a comment below! Or feel free to email :)

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  1. Krystal Monday - 01 / 10 / 2012 Reply
    "So Glad to Be Me Workshop" with Jennifer Charbonneau ~ for girls between 8 and 12, -Sunday October 21st - a full day workshop of activities designed to build self esteem, unravel the daily "drama" and challenges and understand healthy body images etc.. The workshop would be held in Calabogie, 9am - 4pm woud cost approx. $55.00 per girl (which includes a take home package) -(Mom's & Dad's - spend the day hiking to the Eagles Nest etc.. while your daughter enjoys this amazing workshop!) If you are interested or would like more infomation please message me so we can set a date!! Please help spread the word if you know anyone with tween girls! For more info on Jen please visit her webiste: /
    • Crystal Monday - 01 / 10 / 2012 Reply
      Awesome! Thanks Krys!! :)

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