Northern Happenings

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Thursday August 17

SHARBOT LAKE – ANNUAL BBQ hosted by Rural Frontenac Community Services on the Oso Beach. Begins at 4:30pm and will feature a chicken BBQ.

SHARBOT LAKE – NFLT YOUTH PERFORMANCE 6:30pm at the Oso Beach as part of RFCS’s Annual BBQ. The campers from the North Frontenac Little Theatre’s first ever summer camp will put on a production called "Way back in Oso Township”.

SHARBOT LAKE – TAYLOR ANGUS & LOGAN BROWN perform at Cardinal Cafe 6-9 pm. Free – donations jar for band. Licensed, coffee and treats available.

VENNACHAR – GOOD FOOD BOX PICK-UP 2-5pm at Vennachar Free Methodist Church. Info Angela 613-333-1901.


Fri August 18 – Sun August 20

DENBIGH - CHURCH HOMECOMING weekend, at 13 Lane Street (New Apostolic Church). Fri. 7-9pm youth and family night, Sat. 9-11am men’s breakfast and 7pm concert, Sun. 10:30am church service and 12pm community picnic at Heritage Park. Info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Friday August 18

HARLOWE HALL – OLE TYME FIDDLERS 7:30pm. Prizes, lunch, $6 non-members, all welcome - players, dancers, listeners and newcomers. PLEVNA – VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS BINGO at the Clarendon Miller Community Hall 7-9:30pm.

SHARBOT LAKE – PUPPET SHOWS at Sharbot Lake library branch starting at 1:30pm free for all. Two shows Paper Bag Princess and Creepy Carrots.


Sat August 19 – Sun August 20

PARHAM FAIR at the Parham Fairgrounds beginning at 10am on the Saturday, and 10:30 Sunday. Lots of entertainment. Country fair games, horse pull, vendors, workshops, you name it! Free parking on grounds.


Saturday August 19

ARDEN – ANNUAL BAKE SALE and veg/preserve sale hosted by the Historical Society at 8am.

BOLINGBROKE – CLUCK ‘N CORN DINNER, at the ABC Hall. Corn shucking contest at 4:30pm, dinner 6 pm. Tickets $20, children $10. Details or

MISSISSIPPI – ROSE HILL NATURE RESERVE 10:30am-2:30pm exploration made possible by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust. Admission $10. Bring along a picnic lunch, explore new trails and learn about the rich biodiversity. Info.

SHARBOT LAKE FARMER’S MARKET - Heritage Festival Promotion: Frontenac Blades Tomahawk/knife throwing demonstration.

SHARBOT LAKE – LIONS ALL YOU CAN EAT breakfast. 8-11am, Soldier’s Memorial Hall (Oso). Adults $7, 6-12yrs $3 and under 6yrs free.

SYDENHAM – LAKE REGATTA 8am-6pm free, $2 parking donation for SLCC Beautification Fund. Eastern Ontario Divisional U15 Sprint Canoe Kayak Regatta.

VERONA – BBQ, YARD & BAKE SALE at the Verona Pentecostal Church 9am to 2pm, Rain Date August 26. Info 613-372-2608


Sunday August 20

AMHERST ISLAND - WOOLY BULLY RACE Start time is 9:15am, 1K Kids Fun Run, 5K & 10K races along the waterfront. Free BBQ after w/ vegetarian options, food courtesy of the Amherst Island Emergency Services Association. Proceeds go to the Neilson Store Museum and Cultural Centre.

ARDEN – ANNUAL BALL TOURNAMENT between Arden and Cloyne beginning at 2pm in Recreation Park. Spectators welcome!

BEDFORD OPEN MIC & JAM, 1-5pm, 1381 Westport Rd, audience $2; entertainers free; refreshments avail; info: Judy 374-2317, Wilhelmine 374-2614.

NORTHBROOK - MEMORIAL CEMETERY SERVICE, 2pm. In case of rain, service will be held at the Northbrook Lions Hall. A donation towards the Cemetery car would be greatly appreciated. Please bring a lawn chair. Special music.

SHARBOT LAKE – BBQ AND OPEN HOUSE 1 to 7pm at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 425. Canada 150 event. Hamburgers, hot dogs and refreshments – bar will be open. Considering becoming a member, come check us out!

SNOW ROAD – 132nd ANNIVERSARY of Snow Road Presbyterian Church, 11am service by Karen Hincke, music by the Abrams family and lunch in the Community hall to follow.


Monday August 21

PLEVNA – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Clar-Mill Community Centre, appointment: 613-279-3151


Tuesday August 22

SYDENHAM – MAGIC SHOW in the Sydenham Library Community Room from 2-2:45pm. Red, White and Wow Magic Show with Magician Owen Anderson. Families w/ children of all ages welcome. Tickets are free and available at the Branch 1pm the day of.


Thursday August 24

PLEVNA – BREAKFAST BUFFET, from 7-10am at Clar-Mill Hall 6598 Buckshot Lake Road. Info Ed 613-479-9909.

SHARBOT LAKE – MARTY RENWICK TRIO performs at Cardinal Cafe 6-9 pm. Free – donations jar for band. Licensed, coffee and treats available.


Friday August 25

MABERLY FAIR - 135TH 1:30-9pm placing of exhibits.


Sat August 26 – Sun August 27

SILVER LAKE – POW WOW Silver Lake Provincial Park. Gates open 10am, grand entry at noon. Admission $4. Info/camping Trudy 613-375-6356

VERONA – ART IN THE SAWMILL 12-4pm at 6037B Verona St. 5th annual show and sale by local artists. Interested artists call 613-374-3053.


Saturday August 26

BATTERSEA – GOLF TOURNAMENT a Loughborough Lake Assoc. event held at the Inverary Golf and Country Club, 1pm. Live music, Chicken BBQ Dinner. Info Susan 613-353-6538 or

BON ECHO PARK – RAISE A SKINK, 11am-2pm at Children’s program area. Skinks are an endangered species of Lizards that only live in a handful of places - including Bon Echo. Info. 613-336-0830

CLOYNE - MOOKS FISHING DERBY, 7th annual derby, Skootamatta Lake, in support of Camp Oochigeas (cancer camp for kids) and in memory of Trevor Meeks; fish fry/potluck dinner after; for information email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLOYNE – POP UP YARD SALE hosted by the Lion’s club. To contribute to the sale contact Lion Red at 613-336-8011.

CLOYNE – SHOW US YOUR TALENT at Pineview Free Methodist Church at 7pm. Open stage for anyone interested in displaying their talent. Or enjoying a great show of local talent. Admission: free.

DENBIGH - SHOW & SHINE CAR SHOW, Lions Club presents. 10am-2pm at the Lions Hall in Griffith, 25991 HWY 41. Food, refreshments, markets, games, & music. Admission by donation. Exhibitors and vendors welcome; bring your own tables. Contact Jan 613-333-1748. Rain date: Aug 27.

HARLOWE – OPEN MIC from 2-8 pm, Harlowe hall, Pot luck supper, 5:30 pm. Info Marie 613-336-2557

HARROWSMITH – ROAD RALLY Canada 150th Celebration/Road Rally – Centennial Park from 10am-4pm. Celebration activities begin at 1pm. A day of fun, events, & road rally! Info. Pam 613-372-1578 or Marilyn 613-372-0917.

MABERLY FAIR - 135TH 8am-6pm. Adults 18+ yrs $5, 7-17yrs $3, 6 & under free. Parade, horse shows, psychic readings, cake decorating, petting farm, horse draw, musical entertainment, karate & Tai Chi demonstrations, BBQ, games and more!

MCDONALD’S CORNERS – DINNER & Quarter Auction, opens 5pm, auction 7pm. Held by McDonald’s Corners Agricultural Society. Tickets $15 at Hill’s General Store 613-278-2020, Jeannie Kelso 613-278-1391, Alice Gilchrist 613-278-1020. Bring your own quarters if possible.

OMPAH – HAM DINNER Community Centre 5-7pm. Ham Cold Plate Dinner. $12, children under 12 $5.

SHARBOT LAKE – K&P TRAIL DAY, at Railway Heritage Park and Oso beach. 9:30am registration for optional run, walk and bike. 10am bike begins, 10:30 run and 1pm for the walk. 1:30 official K&P trail kickoff with parade at the park. 2pm music and food at beach – free.


Sunday August 27

SHARBOT LAKE – OPEN MIC hosted by Royal Canadian Legion Branch 425, 1pm-5pm, $5 admission charge, includes light lunch, 50/50 draw will be held. Proceeds to CHEO Walk for Children's Mental Health Awareness. Please come out and bring your talent and instruments.


Monday August 28

SHARBOT LAKE – FOOT CARE CLINIC, Senior’s Centre, appointment: 613-279-3151


Wednesday August 30

PLEVNA – CMCA OPEN HOUSE 1-4pm at Plevna Library. Clarendon & Miller Community Archives present “Historic Tours of North Frontenac” funded by the Community Foundation for Kingston and the Township of North Frontenac. Fundraiser raffle draw at 3pm.


Regular Happenings

AA MEETINGS - SHARBOT LAKE, every Monday, 8 pm, United Church C.E. Bldg.

AL-ANON: Hope & help for families of alcoholics, 12 weekly meetings in greater Kingston area. Please call 384-2134 for meeting information. We care.

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUPS: in Sydenham, last Wed. of month 6:30-8:30pm; in Sharbot Lake first Tuesday of month 1:00-2:30pm;

ARDEN Community hall: LINE DANCING Mondays 9:30-10:30am; EUCHRE Tuesdays 7-10pm; TAI CHI Wednesdays 9:30am, CHILDREN’S READING REVIEW Wednesdays 2;30pm; KIDS KLUB Thursdays 5pm; sponsor: Rec. Committee; info 613-335-3186

ARDEN LEGION: Sunday Darts 1pm; Wed & Fri Darts 7pm; Wed Cribbage 2pm; Thurs Euchre 7:30pm; Tuesday nail party 1pm.

ARDEN SENIORS: meet at community hall 1st Tuesday each month, 11am business meeting then potluck lunch; info 613-335-3186

BABY TALK DROP-INS, Sharbot Lake, Child Centre, 3rd Monday of month, 10:30 – 11:30 am. Advice & information on infant & child care. 549-1154, 1-800-267-7875

BINGO ■Flinton, Mondays, Rec Centre, doors open 6pm ■Griffith Denbigh-Griffith Lions Hall every 2nd Tues 6:30pm; ■Kaladar: Community Centre, Tuesdays, 7pm, doors open 6:15 pm ■Northbrook: Thursdays, Lions Club, 7pm, doors open 6 pm, sponsor: Land O’Lakes Lions ■Parham: Fridays, IOOF Hall, early-bird: 6:45 pm, sponsor: Mayflower Lodge.

BOLINGBROKE - CPHC EXERCISE CLASSES FOR SENIORS, ABC Hall, Mondays 9:30-10:30am, free; donations welcome; info: Donna 613-273-8672, Margaret 273-9244.

BOLINGBROKE- Line Dancing, Wednesdays at 6pm and Fridays 10-11 am Contact Ronda 613-885-8543

BOLINGBROKE Musicians Circle Thursday Evenings 7 ABC Hall, musicians only.

BOLINGBROKE Mahjong, Thursdays at 1:30 - ABC Hall contact: 613-273-2571

BOLINGBROKE Hatha Yoga Tuesdays 9:30am - ABC Hall $13. Contact Freda: 613-273-2571

CANCER PATIENTS requiring rides to treatments: call 1-888-939-3333

CLOTHING /BOUTIQUE – NORTHBROOK, in former United Church next to cemetery. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 am-2 pm (varies seasonally)

CLOTHING – HARTINGTON, COMMUNITY CARING, Princess Ann Community Centre, Mon 9-12, Tues 9-4, and Fri 9-12

CLOTHING - TREASURE TRUNK, Sharbot Lake, 12795 Road 38. “New & Second Tyme Around Clothing” Donations welcome. 279-2113.

CLOTHING – VERONA, "Style Revival", free clothing, Free Methodist Church, Wed & Thurs, 10am-1pm; info Kielo, 613-374-5289

CLOYNE - ADULT CO-ED RECREATIONAL SOFTBALL Tuesdays 6:30pm, Fridays 9am. Cloyne Recreation Field (just north of town). All skill levels welcome. Ball gloves available. Info. Rick Guthrie 336-3460 & Beth/Shane Buck 661-2449

CLOYNE - HUNTER’S CREEK GOLF, Wednesday morning women’s league, meet at 8:30am, tee off at 9am. $15, 12 holes shotgun. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

COMMUNITY DROP-IN – Sharbot Lake Every Wednesday, 10am – 2pm, St. Andrew’s Anglican Church. All welcome! 279-3151.

DENBIGH CRAFT GROUP meets 2nd & 4th Wed. of month, 1pm, community hall, free, all welcome, info: Pam at LOLCS, 336-8934 ext. 229.

DENBIGH – YOUTH and Family Night – AH Community Centre - Denbigh 7 pm. Badminton, volleyball, basketball.

EUCHRE (NOTE to groups - please contact us and let us know if your Euchre parties are still active): ■ARDEN community hall Tuesdays 7pm; BOLINGBROKE Tuesdays at 7pm, ABC Hall, lunch, prizes■DENBIGH 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month, Denbigh Community Centre – 7 pm. ■GRIFFITH Lion’s Hall 1st and 3rd Friday of the month. 7 pm ■MABERLY Wednesdays $3 ■NORTHBROOK, Tuesdays 7pm, $3, Lions Hall (starting April 3)■PARHAM Mondays IOOF hall, 7pm. ■PLEVNA, Clar-Mill Hall, Mondays 7:30pm $4 sponsored by Holy Trinity Church ■

GRIFFITH – TAI CHI – Mondays at 10 am. $8.00 drop in fee. Membership $10/yr.

HARROWSMITH - ADULT CRAFTING, S&A Club each Sunday, October – May, 11am-3pm; bring your project, work on group activities, enjoy the fellowship; $3members/$4 non-members

LANARK HIGHLANDS BASKETRY MUSEUM, 5596 McDonalds Corners Rd.; McDonalds Corners, open Saturdays May to October 11am-3pm or by appointment; info: 613-278-1203;

LAND O’LAKES SENIORS meet every second Wed. of the month at Mountain Grove community hall; potluck, noon-2:30. All seniors welcome

LENNOX & ADDINGTON RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN/EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS & DROP-INS - Tamworth Playgroup: Mondays 9:30am-noon at arena; Northbrook Drop-In: Wednesdays 10am-1pm, Lions Hall; Flinton Drop-In: Thursdays 10am-1pm, Township Hall; Info: 613-336-8934 ext. 257.

LENNOX & ADDINGTON STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL, local volunteer agency identifies & supports environmental, education, woodlot management, wildlife habitat, watershed issues and projects in L&A. All welcome. 531-5723

MABERLY – EUCHRE TUESDAYS, 7pm at ABC Hall. Refreshments afterwards, prizes awarded for each category. Call Joanne 613-279-1106

MEALS ON WHEELS. Serving the North Lennox & Addington area, a hot nutritious meal will be delivered to your door every Thursday at noon, cost: $6; 613-336-8934 or 613-333-5216.

MERA: McDonalds Corners Elphin Recreation & Arts at the Schoolhouse: Quilting, Fibrearts, Weaving & more

NORTH FRONTENAC FOOD BANK: food & cash donations needed; 613-532-8855, PO Box 151, Sharbot Lake, K0H 2P0

NORTHBROOK – ADULT COMMUNITY DROP-IN, Tuesdays, Lions Hall, 9:30am-3pm, drop-in free, home-cooked style noon meals available for $8, all welcome, info: LOLCS, Pam 336-8934 x229

NORTHBROOK – CRAFT & SOCIAL GROUP FOR WOMEN, Wednesdays, Land O’ Lakes Community Services, 9:30-11:30am. Free. Info: Jeannie, 613-336-8934 or 1-877-679-6636

NORTHBROOK – COMMUNITY CHOIR PRACTICE, Monday 7 pm, United Church, 108 Addington Rd. 2. Bring your voice and have fun

OMPAH - DROP-IN MORNING COFFEE CLUB, Community Centre, every Wednesday 9 – 11 am. All welcome

OMPAH EQUIPMENT EXERCISE GROUP, community centre, 9-10am weekdays except Wednesdays. All are welcome; $13 month or $2 visit; info Jane 479-2599 or Kathy 479-2897.

ONTARIO EARLY YEARS PLAYGROUPS: Mon: Sharbot Lake Pre-natal/Baby Group, Harrowsmith. Tues: Sydenham, Verona, Wed. Sharbot Lake Playgroup. Thurs: Storrington playgroup. All groups are from 9:30am-11:30. Info: the Child Centre 613-279-2244 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PARHAM FREE METHODIST Church Coffee house – Tuesdays from 10 to 11:30 am

PARHAM SENIORS meet every third Wed. at Free Methodist Church in Parham. Potluck, noon-2:30. All seniors welcome

PARKINSON SOCIETY MEETINGS, first Tuesday of month, Ongwanada, 191 Portsmouth Ave. Kingston, info 613-379-2012.

PLEVNA EXCERCISE BOOTCAMP, Clar-Mill hall every Tuesday and Sunday 7pm. $5 per class. Bring indoor shoes, water bottle and mat.

PLEVNA CRAFT GROUP meets Thursdays Sept to May, Clar-Mill Hall, 10am-4pm, all welcome, info: Elaine Lang 613-479-2336 or 613-558-2336

PLEVNA YOGA Saturdays from 9am-10:15am July 1 to September 2, 3801 Buckshot Lake Rd. Call Trina Pearce 613-797-3205.

SHARBOT LAKE FARMER’S MARKET Saturdays 9am-1pm at Oso Beach.


SHARBOT LAKE - LINE DANCING, Thursdays 9am-10am, United Church, opposite Mike Dean’s, $1pp; breaks for summer.

SHARBOT LAKE - RECREATIONAL BADMINTON, Thursdays, 7-9pm, Granite Ridge Educational Centre; $5 semester; fun & exercise for adults, children 14-17 with adult supervision only.

SNOW ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE: Seniors’ Fitness Mondays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30am Info 278-1007; Low Mobility Fitness Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-noon Info: 278-0216; Coffee Morning Fridays 10-noon

SOUTH FRONTENAC MUSEUM, 5595 Road 38, Hartington, open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4pm; info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

SYDENHAM - FUN DARTS, every Tuesday, 7 pm, Royal Canadian Legion. Mixed teams, $2 per person. All welcome

SYDENHAM – GOOD GRACES CAFE 8 -11 am Grace Hall - Coffee, tea and muffins.

SYDENHAM – SENIORS SOCIAL CLUB Tuesdays 12:30-2:30pm at the Grace Centre in the Social Hall. Euchre, cribbage, bridge, bingo. Free.

TAMWORTH LEGION – Shuffleboard Sundays 2 pm $2pp; Tuesday Night Darts - 8 pm $2pp; Thursday Night League Darts $2pp; Seniors’ bridge & euchre Fridays1:30pm

TOPS Take Off Pounds Sensibly Sharbot Lake Wednesdays weigh-in 5pm, meeting 5;30pm, North Frontenac Telephone Co., downstairs, guests welcome; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TRINITY UNITED CHURCH – Verona – Harrowsmith/Verona Pastoral Charge. Weekday worship 4pm

VERONA – ART EXHIBIT, at the Blue Roof Farm 6313 First Lake Rd. Every Sunday until Labour Day 2-5pm. Ceramics by Diane Creber, paintings and prints by Tim De Rose. Admission is free.

VERONA FITNESS CLASSES, Trinity United Church, Tuesdays & Thursdays 5:20 pm, Dance Fitness Tuesdays at 6:15, beginners Yoga Thursdays at 6:15. Contact Becky 613-539-5449 for more info.

VERONA – VICTORIA’S QUILTS, 2nd Friday and 4th Tuesday of each month, from 10 until 3 at Trinity United Church. Help make and distribute quilts to cancer patients. Info This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

VERONA - ZUMBA SESSIONS Tuesdays from 2:15 until 3 pm, PCPS gym until end of Feb. call 374-2003

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS WANTED by the Canadian Cancer Society, please call 613-384-2361 or 1-866-877-0309

VON SMART® PROGRAMS free exercise classes for adults 55+. BellRock Hall, Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-9:45 am; registration May 26. Ompah: Mondays & Fridays 10-11am, community centre. Parham: United Church Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30-10:30am. Sydenham: Grace Centre Mondays & Thursdays, regular program 10-11am; beginners’ (less intense) 11:15-12:15am. Verona: Trinity United Church Mondays & Thursdays 10-11am. Register at class or call 613-634-0130 x 3414 for info

WESTPORT – CPHC SENIORS’ EXERCISE CLASSES, at North Crosby Hall Wednesdays 9:45am; at Legion hall Tuesdays 3pm; Thursdays 9:30am; info Vivienne Fotheringham, : 1-800-465-7646 x 2054; runs Sept - May.

SOUTH FRONTENAC MUSEUM, 5595 Road 38, Hartington, open Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays, 1-4pm; info: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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