Ottawa Valley Events and Festivals

April 2017

Saturday, April 1st 2017

Canada 150 Trivia Night
Champlain Trail Museum & Pioneer Village, 1032 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke
The Champlain Trail Museum and Pioneer Village is hosting a Canada 150 trivia night fundraiser from 7 to 9pm! Come test your knowledge on a number of subjects of Canadiana: literature, history, pop culture, science, geography, music and more!
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
PAKENHAM MAPLE RUN TOUR
Almonte Ontario, 857 Country Street, Almonte
EXPERIENCE great art, crafts, a working maple syrup bush and local history. Take a tour at one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark, St.Peter's Celestine Church ( donations for tour ) on Saturday at 10:30 and 1:30. Have a wander down the road to see the Second of Lanark's Seven Wonders at the 5 span bridge to see the spring run off roaring down the Mississippi River. And check out the historic Pakenham General Store which is longest continually running General Store in North America....since 1840!

INDULGE your taste buds in discovering delicious locally crafted maple syrup, food, coffee and beer. It's a perfect way to celebrate the Lanark County maple syrup season with a stop at Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush and then continue your way to Pakenham to visit the various tour stops to meet the artists presenting their creativity and food vendors their delectable fair.

On April 1 & 2nd, from 10am to 5pm. pick up a Maple Run guide map and take this popular self-guided tour taking you in and around the quaint village of Pakenham and it's surrounding area. Tour Brochures with map and vendor information can be found at any tour stop location (look for the green maple leaf ), Fulton's Sugar Bush, the Pakenham General Store or on line

Sunday, April 2nd 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
PAKENHAM MAPLE RUN TOUR
Almonte Ontario, 857 Country Street, Almonte
EXPERIENCE great art, crafts, a working maple syrup bush and local history. Take a tour at one of the Seven Wonders of Lanark, St.Peter's Celestine Church ( donations for tour ) on Saturday at 10:30 and 1:30. Have a wander down the road to see the Second of Lanark's Seven Wonders at the 5 span bridge to see the spring run off roaring down the Mississippi River. And check out the historic Pakenham General Store which is longest continually running General Store in North America....since 1840!

INDULGE your taste buds in discovering delicious locally crafted maple syrup, food, coffee and beer. It's a perfect way to celebrate the Lanark County maple syrup season with a stop at Fulton's Pancake House and Sugar Bush and then continue your way to Pakenham to visit the various tour stops to meet the artists presenting their creativity and food vendors their delectable fair.

On April 1 & 2nd, from 10am to 5pm. pick up a Maple Run guide map and take this popular self-guided tour taking you in and around the quaint village of Pakenham and it's surrounding area. Tour Brochures with map and vendor information can be found at any tour stop location (look for the green maple leaf ), Fulton's Sugar Bush, the Pakenham General Store or on line

Monday, April 3rd 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Tuesday, April 4th 2017

Cultures of the Ottawa Valley
Gailee Centre, 398 John St N, Arnprior
A Series of six two-hour lectures every Tuesday (1 pm-3 pm) from March 21st - April 25, 2017 (includes a themed luncheon from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. each day). Presenter: Terry Currie, local historian and author. Cost is $160 for the series (includes lunch). Early Bird Price of $145 if you register by March 3rd, 2017
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Wednesday, April 5th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Thursday, April 6th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Friday, April 7th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Saturday, April 8th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
150 Years of FASHION and FEASTS
180 Plaunt Street, 180 Plaunt Street, Renfrew
Get a group of friends together and reserve your table for an afternoon of fun and nostalgia at “150 years of FASHION & FEASTS” fundraiser event.

Choose an era, dress up and dress your table in the era of your choice, prizes for the best era themed table, so be creative and go all out.

Date: April 8th, 2017
Time: 12:00PM to 2:00PM (Set up from 10:00AM to 12:00PM)
Location: Ma-te-way Activity Center Hall
Cost: $12 per person, Soup & Sandwich lunch included

To reserve your table call the Renfrew Home Support Office at 613.432.7691.
Rural Artisans Handmade Art and Craft Fair
467 Humphries Rd., Renfrew, ON K7V 3Z8, 1005 Castleford Road, Renfrew
A handmade art & craft fair showcasing local handiwork. Located at the Horton Community Centre. The first show is April 8th and the next show is July 8th. Vendors wanted!
Calabogie 500 Hill Drag
30 Barrett Chute Road, Calabogie
Calabogie Peaks is once again proud to partner with Northeast Snowmobile Drag Racing to bring the Calabogie 500 Hill Drag back to The Peaks.

Sunday, April 9th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
Holy Week Guided Silent Rertreat
Galilee Centre, 398 John St N, Arnprior
Galilee Centre April 9-10th, 2017

Holy Week Guided Silent Retreat with Susan Kehoe from 4pm Sunday to 4 pm Monday. Early Bird Price extended to March 31st at $175 (lodging and meals included). Spend a Lenten day in silence, group prayer and meditation, with time to reflect and journal. To Register 613-623-4242 ext 21

Monday, April 10th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
Holy Week Guided Silent Rertreat
Galilee Centre, 398 John St N, Arnprior
Galilee Centre April 9-10th, 2017

Holy Week Guided Silent Retreat with Susan Kehoe from 4pm Sunday to 4 pm Monday. Early Bird Price extended to March 31st at $175 (lodging and meals included). Spend a Lenten day in silence, group prayer and meditation, with time to reflect and journal. To Register 613-623-4242 ext 21

Tuesday, April 11th 2017

Cultures of the Ottawa Valley
Gailee Centre, 398 John St N, Arnprior
A Series of six two-hour lectures every Tuesday (1 pm-3 pm) from March 21st - April 25, 2017 (includes a themed luncheon from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. each day). Presenter: Terry Currie, local historian and author. Cost is $160 for the series (includes lunch). Early Bird Price of $145 if you register by March 3rd, 2017
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Wednesday, April 12th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Thursday, April 13th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Friday, April 14th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
Picture Yourself
Galilee Centre , 398 John St N, Arnprior
Galilee Centre April 14-16th, 2017

Picture Yourself, Expressive Arts Workshop with Jadzia Romaniec & Michelle Reis-Amores from April 14 – 16th . Early Bird Price extended to March 31st at $190 Commuter & $290 Single Occupancy (lodging, meals & workshop supplies included). Rooted in the tradition of Visio Divina, or praying with art, we invite you to explore your inner world through creative art and meditation. To Register 613-623-4242 ext 21

Saturday, April 15th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
Picture Yourself
Galilee Centre , 398 John St N, Arnprior
Galilee Centre April 14-16th, 2017

Picture Yourself, Expressive Arts Workshop with Jadzia Romaniec & Michelle Reis-Amores from April 14 – 16th . Early Bird Price extended to March 31st at $190 Commuter & $290 Single Occupancy (lodging, meals & workshop supplies included). Rooted in the tradition of Visio Divina, or praying with art, we invite you to explore your inner world through creative art and meditation. To Register 613-623-4242 ext 21

Sunday, April 16th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
Picture Yourself
Galilee Centre , 398 John St N, Arnprior
Galilee Centre April 14-16th, 2017

Picture Yourself, Expressive Arts Workshop with Jadzia Romaniec & Michelle Reis-Amores from April 14 – 16th . Early Bird Price extended to March 31st at $190 Commuter & $290 Single Occupancy (lodging, meals & workshop supplies included). Rooted in the tradition of Visio Divina, or praying with art, we invite you to explore your inner world through creative art and meditation. To Register 613-623-4242 ext 21

Monday, April 17th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Tuesday, April 18th 2017

Cultures of the Ottawa Valley
Gailee Centre, 398 John St N, Arnprior
A Series of six two-hour lectures every Tuesday (1 pm-3 pm) from March 21st - April 25, 2017 (includes a themed luncheon from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. each day). Presenter: Terry Currie, local historian and author. Cost is $160 for the series (includes lunch). Early Bird Price of $145 if you register by March 3rd, 2017
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Wednesday, April 19th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Thursday, April 20th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Friday, April 21st 2017

Home Garden and Leisure Show
Ma-te-Way Activity Centre, Ma te way Road, Renfrew
Sponsored by myFM, The Town of Renfrew and the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Saturday, April 22nd 2017

Home Garden and Leisure Show
Ma-te-Way Activity Centre, Ma te way Road, Renfrew
Sponsored by myFM, The Town of Renfrew and the Renfrew & Area Chamber of Commerce
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th
Craft and Vendor Show
3583 Petawawa Blvd, Petawawa
Check out the great selection of vendors, crafters, and baked goods and pamper yourself OR do some Mother’s Day shopping for your loved ones and help support a family in need!
Community Garage Sale and Market
HIghview Public School, 320 Herbert Street, Pembroke
This is a fundraiser to support Highview's Destination Imagination group "The Girl Gang" who won Provincially for their project and are invited to the Global Finals in Tennessee! Tables are $20 and all merchants will keep 100% of profit. It can be a little garage sale, or bring your own home made items. Anything you want to sell! email erinmvanner@gmail.com for more information. Not a seller? Come and check out what's for SALE!!

Sunday, April 23rd 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Monday, April 24th 2017

My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Tuesday, April 25th 2017

Cultures of the Ottawa Valley
Gailee Centre, 398 John St N, Arnprior
A Series of six two-hour lectures every Tuesday (1 pm-3 pm) from March 21st - April 25, 2017 (includes a themed luncheon from 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. each day). Presenter: Terry Currie, local historian and author. Cost is $160 for the series (includes lunch). Early Bird Price of $145 if you register by March 3rd, 2017
My Tattoo, My Story
35 Madawaska St., Arnprior ON , 35 Madawaska St., Arnprior
Tattoos are living images that reveal important stories. My Story, My Tattoo features 32 photographs and stories of people and their amazing tattoos. The exhibit includes four audio stations (with eight audio interviews), six videos and 30 text panels.

Open Monday - Saturday, 11 am - 4 pm from Feb 14th - April 25th

Thursday, April 27th 2017

Men's Night at The Homestead at Wolf Ridge
214 stone church road, 214 stone church road, Killaloe
Men's Night at The Homestead at Wolf ridge is a great outing.
We play a 4 man scramble at 5:30 serve dinner and prizes before sunset.
A sponsored event with golf and draw prizes and everyone is welcome.
Get a foursome together and give us a call at the shop
Spring Luncheon
Galilee Centre, 398 John St N , Arnprior
Spring Luncheon – April 27, 2017

Southwestern Sweet Potato Soup, Crusty Rolls, Chicken Breasts in White Wine Sauce, Long Grain & Wild Rice, Sesame Green Beans, Lemon Meringue Pie. Seating anytime after 11:30 a.m. Cost: $18/pp, Reservations are necessary 613-623-4242 ext 21.

Friday, April 28th 2017

Cutting Edge Comedy and Dance Night
900 Pembroke Street East, Pembroke
The evening will include Yuk Yuk's seriously funny Scott Falconbridge, live music by Matt Gagne and Ben Rutz, delicious appetizers, prizes and more! Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Pembroke Regional Hospital Foundation's Cutting Edge Campaign, supporting Orthopaedics and the Reconstruction of the In-Patient Surgical Suites.
Rory MacKay and Michael Runtz present: Ashes, Singing Saws to Howling Wolves: How Lumbering Changed the Nature of the Ottawa Valley
St. John’s Chrysostom Parish Hall, 295 Albert Street , Arnprior
Rory MacKay and Michael Runtz present Axes to Ashes, Singing Saws to Howling Wolves:
How Lumbering Changed the Nature of the Ottawa Valley
A fundraiser for the Macnamara Nature Trail extension
When: 7 p.m. April 28, 2017
Where: St. John’s Chrysostom Parish Hall, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior, Ontario
Tickets: $15 advance (Arnprior Library, Gillagallou Bird Stores and online at mfnc.ca); $15 for 18 & under; $20 door.

Saturday, April 29th 2017

Spring Rummage Sale
68 Renfrew Street, Pembroke
Holy Trinity Anglican Church is holding its SPRING Rummage Sale where Treasures can always be found.

Saturday, April 29th, 2017.
8:30 am to 11:00 am
Parish Hall
68 Renfrew St., Pembroke
Euchre Tournament
Golden Lake Community Center, Corner Highway 60 and Lake Dore Road, GOLDEN LAKE
Golden Lake & Area Community Group Euchre Tournament Sat. April 29th 2017 - 1:30pm Golden Lake Community Centre Cost is $5.00 per person and includes tea and coffee 4 handed & you do not need a partner. Everyone Welcome....snacks available.
Daca Fish Fry
111 Flat Rd. , 111 Flat Rd, Dacre
Daca Fish fry on Saturday April 29th 4-6pm at the Daca Center 111 Flat Rd. Dacre. Catered by Mike Mundells from Kingston. Adults $15 and Kids under 12 $10. Advanced tickets at Renfrew Printing (Renfrew) and Gourleys Variety (Hwy 132) adults $13.00

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Canada 150: Celebrate in Song!
Pembroke Community Choir, P.O. Box 732, Pembroke
CANADA 150: CELEBRATE CANADA IN SONG at the Pembroke Community Choir's spring concert. Sunday, April 30, 7 p.m. at Calvin United Church in Pembroke. Details at: www.pembrokecommunitychoir.org
Kids Golf Free Every Sunday After 3
214 stone church road, 214 stone church road, Killaloe
The Homestead at Wolf Ridge is into bringing a kid to the course year round.
Kids can play golf after 3 pm each week with a paying adult.
So ask a kid a neighbour or a grand child if they want to see what a golf course looks like in person at no charge .

Ottawa Valley Tourist Association