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What’s On in Arnprior & Area This Month (November Edition)

What’s On in Arnprior & Area This Month (November Edition)

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Looking for exciting things to do this month in the Arnprior, Pakenham, Almonte, Calabogie, Burnstown, 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. The 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning at 9:30am. 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: 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: 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: Wednesday November 14th & 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 November 9th & 23rd 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: 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

Ongoing: November 8th, 15th, and 22nd, each evening from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm Making Sense of Discipline at the Arnprior Early Years. Three part video-course by Dr. Gordon Neufeld, facilitated by Darlene Denis-Friske from the ACYCC. In this course, Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a foremost Canadian child development expert speaks to the question of discipline, and ‘what to do when’, from the much larger context of what is attachment-safe, developmentally-friendly, and supportive of healthy maturation and psychological growth. This should be a very thought provoking course as we navigate a consideration of the impact of some of the prevailing contemporary discipline practices. $60.00 per person / $80.00 per parenting couple. Payable to Darlene at the

Ongoing: Preschool PAL (play and learn) program at the Arnprior Early Years This delightful two hour program focuses on thematic units that encourage curiosity, self direction and confidence. Daily activities such as circle time, a science based activity, craft, stories and songs will surely delight our toilet trained preschoolers while providing a well deserved break for mom or dad.  Snack will be provided.  This is a drop off program. Please call for more information or to register. $20/3 week session. November 7th, 14th and 21st – 12:30-2:30pm

Ongoing: Infant Massage at the Arnprior Early Years Techniques will be demonstrated for parents to help calm, soothe and stimulate their baby, while building parents’ confidence in reading and responding to baby’s cues. November 15th and 22nd – 9:30am

Ongoing: Preschool Art Classes at the Arnprior Early Years Introduce your child to an exciting world of art through this ongoing series of classes. Each week your child will explore the many possibilities that art has to offer. Explore painting, sculpture, mixed media, drawing and more.  This is a drop off program. Please call for more information or to register. $50/4 week session. November 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th - 6:00-7:00pm

Thursday November 1st 7-9pm Bali to Almonte Fashion Show, the White Lilly presents a Fashion Show with a “Bali Theme”at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (MVTM) in Almonte. This is not only a for the Museum, but a very special opportunity for locals to visit South East Asia by having Bali come to them! There will be a raffle taking place at the show with the prize being over $1000 worth of clothing! Located at 3 Rosamond Street East in Almonte. Tickets are $25 and are available at the door or in advance from The White Lilly, Baker Bob’s and the Museum in Almonte or Saje Wisdom Salon and Spa in Appleton.

Friday November 2nd 4pm-10pm  Ladies Shopping Night in Arnprior.  It is being held at the St. John Chrysostom Parish Hall in Arnprior.

Saturday November 3rd & Sunday November 4th 10am-4pm Christmas in the Valley Artisan Show at the Almonte Community Center.

Saturday November 3rd & Sunday November 4th The Holiday 2012 Edition of the Handmade Harvest Craft Show will be held at the stunning landmark that is the Almonte Old Town Hall Saturday November 3rd & Sunday November 4th, 2012. This show will host approximately 40 different vendors of all sorts each day. Swag bags to the first 50 Saturday & Sunday shoppers. Admission: $2 (kids free)

Friday November 9th & Saturday November 10th Class Axe Guitars Calabogie Blues Presents… Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul DeLauriers. Packages starting at $99/night. Includes hotel room and 2 tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased with hotel reservation. Call 1- to book today!

Saturday November 10th Pakenham Christmas Craft Sale. Local and regional artists, artisans and crafters come out of the woodwork for this show. Mississippi Mills Craft Show featuring over 25 crafters, artists and designers. Offering an assortment of unique handmade goods. Shop local, shop handmade! For more information visit

Saturday November 10th 9am-9pm Christmas Craft and Scrapbooking Day at the Arnprior Early Years Join us on Saturday November 10th for a day of Christmas crafting and scrapping!! If you are looking for a great way to scratch a few people off your Christmas list and have a fun ladies day away, this is the place for you. We will have 4 craft projects that you can sign up for, ranging from $10-$25 per project. We will also be hosting a 12hour scrapping day at the same time for $25 for the day or $20 if you are doing a project. Projects will be on display in the Center and our Facebook group. Sign up for which ever project(s) you are interested in doing and/ or scrapbooking by November 7th. Payment required upon sign up to secure your spot!!

Saturday November 10th 7-10pm Hot Licks Acoustic Jam. Old Time, Bluegrass, Blues, Country, Fiddle, Folk, Gospel and more. White Lake Fire Hall, 142 Burnstown Rd $5 at door, members free. For more info call or David at

Saturday November 10th ‘MOTHER & DAUGHTER’ GLEE WORKSHOP ~ Come and share the ‘GLEE’ experience with your daughters. A bonding, confidence building experience you will never forget. I believe everyone has a little ‘GLEE’ in them… learn how to let it out. For more information please see:

Friday November 16th, 9am-4pm “So Glad 2 Be Me” with Jen Charbonneau Self Esteem/Body Image Workshop for Girls Ages 8-12 yrs Friday, November 16th (PA Day) 9am – 4pm Cost: $55 For more info: /web/la/en/id/1085/item.asp

Saturday November 17th ‘ADULT’ GLEE or ‘ADULT’ IMPROV. ~  Yes adults can be Gleeks too! Whether you want to try a Glee workshop or an Improv workshop we will make your experience fun, comfortable and full of laughter. No Experience Necessary!  For more information please see:

Saturday November 17th, 12 Hour Scrapbooking Crop in Arnprior. Come spend the day scrapbooking your pictures, making your Christmas cards, creating your digital calendars, preparing your 25 Days of Christmas album and/or organizing your photos all while having a delicious catered lunch, amazing door prizes and many laughs. Email Cyndy Blewett Recker for more information or a registration form  Cost is $25.

Sunday November 18th at 4:30pm Ottawa Valley Moms Private Screening of Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2 at the Arnprior O’Brien Theatre! Come join us as we all watch the final segment of the Twilight Saga! Cost is only $5 per person! For more information or to register, please see the OVM Eventbrite Page!

Wednesday November 21st 7-9pm Doughnuts and Downloads - Drop by the Pakenham library to learn how you can download free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card and enjoy some coffee and doughnuts while you chat. Bring your mobile devices and your laptop, if you have one, to learn on your own equipment. This event is FREE, no registration required. For more information please see their website.

Saturday November 24th 9:30am Annual Christmas Craft Fair in Arnprior at the Nick Smith  Center 77 James Street,  Arnprior .

Saturday November 24th 9:30am-12noon Making sense of Adolescence at the Arnprior Early Years Adolescence is less a static stage of development, and more so a bridge between childhood and adulthood: one never quite knows where their adolescent will be in a given moment… more towards the childish end or the adult end! Come and gain insight into the pivotal, incredible psychological and emotional changes unfolding during this place of development. Gain reassurances and learn how to work with these inevitable processes, and thereby not get so easily tripping in our efforts to support the growth and maturation of our teenager. Presented by Darlene Denis Friske from the ACYCC. $50.00 per person / $80.00 per parenting couple payable to Darlene at the workshop.

Saturday November 24th 5pm Bogie Lights at Heritage Point The Calabogie Seniors invite you and your family for Bogie Lights at Heritage Point on November 24, 2012 at 5:00pm.

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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