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MARCH BREAK BI­BLE SCHOOL: "Ever­est: Con­quer­ing Chal­lenges with God." 2018 March Break Bi­ble School, chil­dren ages 5-12. March 13-15, 9 a.m. to noon. First Bap­tist Church, 210 Mary Street, Pem­broke. Lim­ited to 30 chil­dren. Info and regis­tra­tion 613-7350866 or email

FREE WALK­ING PRO­GRAM: Mi­ramichi Lodge of­fers a free com­mu­nity walk­ing pro­gram ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day from Oc­to­ber un­til April. Drop in any­time be­tween 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. to stay fit as you walk the halls of the lodge! In part­ner­ship with the Univer­sity of Ot­tawa Heart In­sti­tute and the County of Ren­frew Emer­gency Ser­vices, this walk­ing pro­gram meets the cri­te­ria of a Heart Wise Ex­er­cise Pro­gram. Vol­un­teers who are trained in CPR/AED are on site dur­ing these times. Con­tact 613-735-0175 Ext. 111 for more de­tails. 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 613-735-2374.

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.toast­mas­


GET W.I.T.H. IT! : Get W.I.T.H. [Walk­ing in the Halls] It! at Beach­burg Pub­lic School is open ev­ery Mon­day and Wed­nes­day from 5-6:45 p.m. [can­celled on snow days & school hol­i­days!] Ev­ery­one is wel­come. This is a free pro­gram to walk with neigh­bours, friends and fam­ily for fun and fel­low­ship in a safe, warm place in the colder win­ter months. Drop-in any­time within these hours and walk for 5 min­utes or the whole time. Guests from lo­cal busi­nesses and agen­cies will join the walk­ing group on oc­ca­sion to be avail­able to an­swer ques­tions. Come on out and keep your fit­ness pro­gram go­ing while meet­ing new peo­ple! DEEP RIVER ALZHEIMERS GROUP:

Care­giver group meets 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.


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

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 613-735-2691.


WRIT­ERS CIR­CLE: The Pon­tiac and Ot­tawa Val­ley Writ­ers Cir­cle is a group of writ­ers of fic­tion liv­ing in the Pon­tiac and the Ot­tawa Val­ley to come to­gether to en­joy the ben­e­fits of a creative writ­ing com­mu­nity. The POVWRC 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:


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!


ANISHAANABE CUL­TURAL CIR­CLE: The Anishaanabe Cul­tural Cir­cle will

meet Satur­day, March 17th at the Ren­frew Curl­ing Club, 195 Xavier Street in Ren­frew from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cir­cle teach­ing will be on the Sa­cred Wa­ter. Ev­ery­one in­ter­ested in Indige­nous cul­ture is in­vited. Visit us on Face­book Anishaanabe cul­tural cir­cle.

GE­NEALOG­I­CAL GROUP: The Up­per Ot­tawa Val­ley Ge­nealog­i­cal Group will be hold­ing a meet­ing on Satur­day, March 17 at 10 a.m. in their li­brary at 222 Dick­son Street (corner of Maple) in Pem­broke. Guest speaker will be Bernie Beuch­man speak­ing about his dad - his hero, Wil­lie Beuch­man and Willi’s jour­ney from Ger­many to Pem­broke. Ev­ery­one wel­come. IN­DOOR FARM­ERS’ MAR­KET: 10 a.m. - 2p.m. at the Rankin Cul­ture & Re­cre­ation Cen­tre on Hwy. 41. Over 30 lo­cal food and craft ven­dors of­fer­ing maple syrup, honey, homemade pre­pared meals, frozen meats, beef, pork, lamb, chicken, duck, and goat. Many or­ganic prod­ucts, baked treats, wood­work­ing artists, soap and body prod­ucts, kom­bucha and more! Hot lunch avail­able.

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