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LUNCH AT THE LE­GION: The folks down at Branch 72 in Pem­broke hope to see you this Fri­day for lunch. The Ladies Aux­il­iary pre­pares two choices of sand­wiches and soup ev­ery Fri­day. For $5 you get soup and sand­wich, tea or cof­fee served in the hall or lounge from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Open to the pub­lic. Ev­ery­one is wel­come. Take out also avail­able. Treat your co-work­ers to lunch!


PLANT SALE: On May 20, the an­nual plant sale fundraiser for the Petawawa Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety will be held in­doors at the Petawawa Civic Cen­tre from 8 a.m. to noon. Ex­cel­lent prices and a good se­lec­tion of flow­ers and veg­eta­bles.

PLANT SALE: On Satur­day, May 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at Beach­burg Hall, 1767 Beach­burg Rd., Beach­burg. “Help Pol­li­na­tion” – Bee nests for sale. Some­thing for ev­ery­one! Spon­sored by Beach­burg Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety Info - 5823441.

M.S. SUP­PORT GROUP: The M.S. sup­port group meets the 3rd Satur­day of each month (ex­clud­ing July and Au­gust) from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Knights of Colum­bus Hall, 170 El­lis. St., Pem­broke. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Donna Lance at 613-735-1992.

LIVE EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: The Ot­tawa Val­ley's own Gil­lan Rutz will be en­ter­tain­ing in the lounge of the Pem­broke Le­gion on Satur­day, May 20 from 6 to 10 p.m. He is full of sto­ries, jokes and plays a wide va­ri­ety of mu­sic. Ev­ery­one wel­come.


WALK-IN COUN­SELLING FOR MEN­TAL HEALTH: For par­ents chil­dren and youth, the Phoenix Cen­tre for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies (130 Pem­broke St. West., 2nd floor) pro­vides one-hour coun­selling ses­sions that suit your needs and that can help make things bet­ter. 2 to 7 p.m. - last ap­point­ment at 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion call 613735-2374.

TOASTMASTERS: Meets Tues­days at 7:15 p.m. at St. Colum­bkille Cathe­dral, 188 Ren­frew St., Pem­broke (back door near Is­abella St.) Learn to speak more con­fi­dently, be more en­gag­ing, spice up your sto­ries. It’s a place for in­tel­li­gent con­ver­sa­tion, a lit­tle pub­lic speak­ing, and a lot of laughs. For in­for­ma­tion con­tact natasha.


MARIANHILL FAM­ILY COUN­CIL: The Marianhill Fam­ily Coun­cil meet­ing takes place in the Marianhill meet­ing room

ON WED­NES­DAY, MAY 24 AT 2:30 p.m. Guest Speaker: Caitlin Bry­dges from the Alzheimer So­ci­ety of Ot­tawa and Ren­frew County. Con­tact: Krista St. Cyr 613-7356839 ext. 317 or kst­


LODGE FAM­ILY COUN­CIL: Fam­ily mem­bers or per­sons of im­por­tance to a cur­rent res­i­dent of Mi­ramichi Lodge are en­cour­aged to at­tend the next Fam­ily Coun­cil meet­ing on May 25th at 1:30 p.m. 613-735-0175 Ext. 215 for in­for­ma­tion.

ADULT SELF HELP GROUP: Is some­thing both­er­ing you? Is some­thing caus­ing you stress? Join us to learn how others are cop­ing and let’s help each other. Con­fi­den­tial and safe en­vi­ron­ment, first name ba­sis only. What is said here will stay here. Ev­ery Thurs­day, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Rob­bie Dean Cen­tre, 315 Pem­broke Street East (right across from Mac’s Milk). Doors open at 6 p.m. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Paul at 613735-2691.

4-HAND EUCHRE: At the Pem­broke Le­gion you can play 4-hand euchre for $6 per per­son on Thurs­day nights start­ing at 7 p.m. Open to the pub­lic! Ev­ery­one is wel­come!

SATUR­DAY, MAY 27 PAN­CAKE BREAKFAST: The Petawawa Her­itage Vil­lage is hold­ing a pan­cake breakfast on Satur­day, May 27 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Her­itage Vil­lage. Menu: Pan­cakes, sausage, home fries, beans, eggs, cof­fee, tea.

BEST BREAKFAST IN TOWN! The cost for breakfast is a dona­tion. The Petawawa Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety will be there sell­ing spring plants. Ven­dors may rent a spot for $10. Boot sale in park­ing lot - rent a spot for $10. To book a spot call Ann at 613-687-5054.

BRING THE FAM­ILY - Share in a meal and then ex­plore the Vil­lage. SPRING

LUN­CHEON/CRAFTS & BAKE SALE: The Petawawa Pres­by­te­rian Church at 24 Ethel Street in Petawawa is hold­ing its Spring Lun­cheon Crafts & Bake Sale on Satur­day, May 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults: $8, Chil­dren: $4. Wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble.


QUIL­TERS: Zion Lutheran Church at the cor­ner of Miller and Munro Streets in Pem­broke is look­ing for quil­ters, both young and old, or those young at heart. You don't even have to be a good quil­ter as we don't do any­thing fancy. You can quilt as long as you know how to make a few stitches. Our quilts are sent to Cana­dian Lutheran World Re­lief. We quilt on Mon­days from 9 to 2 p.m. Bring a sand­wich for lunch – we pro­vide the tea or if you want, stay only un­til noon. That's ok too. Con­tact Cheryl at 613-687-9219.

PARKIN­SON’S SUP­PORT GROUP: The area Parkin­son’s Sup­port Group meets the third Mon­day of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Marianhill Inc. at 600 Ce­celia St., Pem­broke. Call Krista Gi­rard Jobin for more in­for­ma­tion 613-735-6839 ext. 205.

MI­RAMICHI LODGE DE­MEN­TIA CARE FAM­ILY SUP­PORT GROUP: Fa­cil­i­tated by a vol­un­teer ex­pe­ri­enced with sim­i­lar care giv­ing chal­lenges and the Alzheimer So­ci­ety. May 29th from 1:30-3:30 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion, call 613-7350175 Ext. 111.

6-HAND EUCHRE: At the Pem­broke Le­gion you can play 6-hand euchre for $6 per per­son on Mon­day nights start­ing at 7 p.m. Open to the pub­lic! Ev­ery­one is wel­come!

HOR­TI­CUL­TURAL SO­CI­ETY MEET­ING: The gen­eral meet­ing of the Pem­broke Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety takes place this evening at Zion United Church in the hall, 368 Miller St., Pem­broke be­gin­ning at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Brenna Jansen and she will be talk­ing on lessons learned from the mar­ket gar­dener for the home gar­dener. This is also a plant swap night. Mem­ber­ships avail­able, ev­ery­one wel­come.



WRIT­ERS CIR­CLE: The Pon­tiac and Ot­tawa Val­ley Writ­ers Club is a newly formed group for writ­ers of fic­tion liv­ing in the Pon­tiac and the Ot­tawa Val­ley to come to­gether to en­joy the ben­e­fits of a cre­ative writ­ing com­mu­nity. The POVWC will meet on the first and third Thurs­day of ev­ery month from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Stone School in Portage-du-Fort, Que­bec. All writ­ers of fic­tion are in­vited and wel­come! Web­site:


THE BIG GIVE: Sev­eral of the churches in Cob­den are host­ing an event called "The Big Give". It will be hap­pen­ing from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. on June 3rd, at the Astro­labe Arena, 43 Astro­labe Rd. in Cob­den. It is a com­pletely FREE event and will con­sist of a FREE garage sale, free hair­cuts, chil­dren's ac­tiv­i­ties, BBQ, cof­fee and muffins, elec­tron­ics re­cy­cling Drop off and much more. We are also ac­cept­ing do­na­tions for the free garage sale on May 31 from 3-6 p.m., June 1 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and June 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

TAIL­GATE YARD SALE: The Cham­plain Trail Mu­seum and Pioneer Vil­lage will be hold­ing its first Tail­gate Yard Sale at the mu­seum on Satur­day, June 3. Peo­ple can re­serve a spot for $20 to sell items out off their tail­gate in the park­ing lot of the mu­seum! The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be a BBQ from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event of­fi­cially opens the mu­seum for the sea­son. All monies raised go to sup­port the Cham­plain Trail Mu­seum and its pro­grams and ser­vices. Please call 613-735-0517 or e-mail the mu­seum at cu­ra­tor@cham­plain­trail­mu­ to book your tail­gate!


CHAR­ITY GOLF TOUR­NA­MENT: The Petawawa Her­itage So­ci­ety's An­nual Char­ity Golf Tour­na­ment takes place on June 4 at Roanoke Golf Course, 610 Biesen­thal Rd. 18 holes - 4 ball best ball. Tee off at noon. Cost $85 -18 ho­lescart & BBQ, lots of prizes, silent auc­tion. Call: Vic 613-687-6367 or Donna 613-687-6399, email an­n­m­cin­


LOG CABIN QUIL­TERS: The Pem­broke Log Cabin Quil­ters Guild will hold their last meet­ing of the sea­son on Tues­day, June 6 at Care­for Mackay Cen­tre on Dea­con street in Pem­broke. Doors open at 6 p.m. with potluck din­ner at 6:30 p.m. Please bring items for the garage sale and your en­try for "What Canada Means to Me" quilt chal­lenge plus any other char­ity blocks or quilts you have made. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.


on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at North Ren­frew Long-Term Care Cen­tre, 47 Ridge Road, Deep River.


AN­NIVER­SARY TURKEY AND HAM SUP­PER: St. An­drew's United Church West­meath is cel­e­brat­ing its an­niver­sary with turkey and ham sup­per on Satur­day, June 17 at the West­meath Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Hall. Din­ner runs 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Adults: $14, Chil­dren (5-10 yrs.): $7, 4 yrs. and un­der: Free. Take­out avail­able. Ev­ery­one wel­come!


BEACH­BURG ALZHEIMERS GROUP: Cof­fee club for per­sons liv­ing with me­mory changes and their fam­ily care­givers meets on the third Tues­day of the month from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the White­wa­ter Brom­ley Com­mu­nity Health Cen­tre, 20 Robert­son Road, Beach­burg.


FISH­ING TOUR­NA­MENT: Rankin Cul­ture & Recre­ation Cen­tre’s Fish­ing Tour­na­ment. Bie­der­man Park, Lake Dore. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dur­ing the On­tario free fish­ing week! $10 per adult, $5 per child. Adults prizes for heav­i­est pike, heav­i­est bass, and mys­tery weight. Kids prizes for largest rock bass, largest perch and first to 15 sun­fish. Food for sale as well. Call Kel­lie for any ad­di­tional info at 613-732-9739. www.rank­in­cen­

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