COMMUNITY LISTINGS: Here's what's happening in the Upper Ottawa Valley in the coming days

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REGIONAL SCIENCE FAIR: The 2020 Renfrew County Regional Science Fair is being held Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Petawawa Civic Centre; students from Grade 5 to 12 can register at www.rcrsf.ca to present their science projects for chances to win cash prizes and an all-expenses paid trip to the Canada Wide Science Fair in Edmonton, Alta. Students do not need to enter a school fair first, and the registration deadline is March 28.

 

Thursday, January 9

WALKING CLUB: Monday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m., meet at Killaloe visitor centre. www.facebook.com/groups/KillaloeWalkingClub

COOKING WITH FRIENDS: Meets weekly on Thursdays at North Street Community Center in Killaloe from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information call Leslie at 613-757-3108 ext. 217.

COMMUNITY CRAFT CIRCLE: Meets weekly on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m., at North St. Community Center, Killaloe. All ages, all levels are welcome! Make, swap, (your creative supply stash) and mend.

 

Saturday, January 11

PAWS 4 STORIES: A St. John Ambulance Therapy dog drops by the Pembroke Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, a craft and a visit from our special furry friend Beaumont. Free! Drop in. This is a literacy program for beginning and struggling readers.

 

Monday, January 13

WALKING CLUB: Monday and Thursday mornings 9:30 a.m., meet at Killaloe visitor centre. www.facebook.com/groups/KillaloeWalkingClub

SENIORS DROP-IN: Monday Drop-In at the Killaloe Seniors and Friendship Club is getting bigger and better. Always lots going on from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. We have now added crafts to the regular activities of cards, euchre, and board games. Soup is still available with other food and refreshments. Drop in and see what we are all about and maybe think of becoming a member at a cost of $10/year. Anyone over 50 can join. For more info go to www.facebook.com/killaloeseniorsandfriendshipclub

GRIEF SUPPORT: Grief Support for Pembroke and Area, second Monday of every month (except Thanksgiving Day) at 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Marianhill Long -Term Care and Community Services, 600 Cecelia St., Pembroke. For more information, please contact: Social Care Services 613-633-4317 or Pastoral Care 613-633-4316 SENIORS YOGA: Mondays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. at North Community Center in Killaloe. Cost $15 class, pre-register. For more information call 613-757-3108.

COMMUNITY CHOIR: Do you like to sing? The Pembroke Community Choir invites new singers to join them as they learn new songs for their “Music of the Sixties” concert in April 2020. No auditions; new members and male voices especially welcome! New singers can try before joining at the registration and practices on Mon., Jan. 6, 13 and 20 at 6:30 p.m. Wesley Community Church, 210 Renfrew Street, Pembroke. More info: www.pembrokecommunitychoir.org

 

Tuesday, January 14

BABY MUSIC TIME: Laura’s Music Studio hosts Baby Music Time at the Pembroke Public Library on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 14, 21 and 28. For ages 0-24 months. Begins at 11:15 a.m. Musical stories, songs, puppet and more to encourage musical growth in your child’s life. Registration is required. $16 for the four classes. 613-732-8844.

QUILTERS GUILD OF RENFREW & AREA: Meetings held at the Horton Community Centre, 1005 Castleford Rd., Horton Township. Meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. We are a teaching guild, serving all levels, including a beginner’s class. Membership is $25 per year. We hope to see you there! Please contact Aggie Pilon at 613-432-7026 for more information.

PFLAG RENFREW COUNTY SUPPORT MEETING: A safe, confidential space to ask questions and share information about parenting LGBT children. Parents, caregivers and LGBT youth and adults are welcome to join us on the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at 464 Isabella St. Visit pflagrenfrewcounty.ca for more info.

TOASTMASTERS: Pembroke and Area Toastmasters Club meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Riverview Heights Retirement Residence, 400 Bell Street, Pembroke. Learn to speak more confidently, be more engaging, spice up your stories. A place for intelligent conversation and a lot of laughs. Visitors welcome. Check out our website Pembroke.toastmastersclubs.org or contact 613-649-2950.

OSPCA KIBBLES AND BIDS: Did you know about our ongoing weekly online Kibble and Bids Auction? There are new goodies to bid on every single week! All funds stay local!

SCOTTISH DANCING: Renfrew County Dance Scottish. Come and give Scottish country dancing a try! Eganville Legion Hall, Tuesdays at 7 p.m. No partner required, your first class is free! Just wear comfortable clothes and bring soft soled shoes. 873-353-4778 or email RCDanceScottish@gmail.com

 

Wednesday, January 15

CELEBRITY SERVER NIGHT: 1st Laurentian Valley Pembroke Group – Scouts Canada will be your celebrity servers on Jan. 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Boston Pizza Pembroke. The youth will be shadow servers with 10 per cent of the total sales during that time going to the Scouting group.

NON-COMPETITIVE MIXED BADMINTON: at Jeanne-Lajoie school, far door entrance, gym to the left. Badminton runs until May every Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Choice of fees for full season $80 or drop in for $5 a night. No experience necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older and must wear indoor running shoes. It is a night out filled with fun and laughs and exercise too! For more information, please call Carolyn at 613 732-4381.

ALGONQUIN COLLEGE DISCOVERY EVENING: Join us on Wednesday, Jan. 15 starting at 6:30 p.m. in Room 123, First Floor, for an information session to learn more about our open full-time programs starting this September, support services, the application process, and financial supports. Start your journey with us this Sept! Register for this information session here, algonquincollege.com/pembroke/discover.

 

Saturday, January 18

INDIGENOUS TEACHINGS & DRUMMINGS: Saturday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at the Pembroke Public Library. Activities, games and stories for youth, parents and educators about Indigenous peoples’ culture, history and languages. Drumming and singing with the Kichi Sibi Women Drummers is encouraged by all using children’s drums provided by the BIAK Early ON.

POP UP STORY TIME: Every Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pembroke Mall, we bring the library to you. Join Pembroke Public Library staff at the mall for story time. Enter to win a monthly draw and learn about our upcoming programs.

LET’S TALK SCIENCE: STEM workshop with special guest ‘Science Sue’ from Let’s Talk Science! Saturday, Jan. 18 at 11 a.m. at the Pembroke Public Library. Registration is required. Space is limited. fineprint@pembrokelibrary.ca or call 613-732-8844 ext. 2 or register online.

MS SUPPORT GROUP: The Renfrew County M.S. Support Group meets the third Saturday of each month (except July and August) from 1-3 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 170 Ellis Ave. Pembroke. Anyone touched by this unpredictable illness is welcome to attend. For more information, please call Donna @ 613-735-1992.

 

Monday, January 20

PARKINSON’S SUPPORT GROUP: The area Parkinson’s Support Group meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Marianhill Inc. at 600 Cecelia St., Pembroke. Call pastoral care at 613-633-4316 for more information.

 

Tuesday, January 21

LOG CABIN QUILT GUILD : The guild meets the 3rd Tuesday of each month (Sept – June). Please note our new meeting location : The Silver Threads Centre, 1163 Victoria St, Petawawa. Everyone is welcome. Come out and see what we’re about. Meeting starts at 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. (come early and socialize, doors open at 6 p.m.)

 

Thursday, January 30

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE: Algonquin College and the Algonquin Students’ Association are ecstatic to present Comedy for a Cause with Pembroke’s own Rob Stalkie live on stage, Thursday, Jan. 30th at 7 p.m. at the Pembroke Campus! Now a touring New York City comedian Rob is coming home and bringing with him the very talented Melissa Diaz and Gene Getman! All proceeds raised by Comedy for a Cause go directly to support the Robbie Dean – Family Counselling Centre. Tickets are $20. Please purchase them in advance here, robstalkie.eventbrite.ca

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