May 2018

There are so many wonderful sayings and quotes on the month of May and maybe the most

well-known one is: “April showers bring May flowers.” Often in this part of the world, those showers are actually ice storms or snow squalls. However, I for one must admit that that bad weather is soon forgotten once those first crocuses explode out of the ground. Those beautiful bright yellow, purple and white light bulb flowers are a symbol of cheerfulness as they restore the landscape

and our hearts with color after a long winter

Speaking of colour, I hope you are ready to let it dazzle your senses in these next few months. There are so many fantastic things to do including OUR art show. I couldn’t help myself,

I just had to mention it in the intro. So excited! Also, please check out a rescheduled event that takes place tomorrow – it’s at the top of the list.


Long Sault Trio – EP Release Party

Lanark Legion, Lanark, ON

7 PM

Victor Maltby will be playing with Long Sault Trio at their first ever CD release party!

$10 or donation at the door.

Bring your instruments for an acoustic jam if you are so inclined!


Long Sault Trio

Fiddleheads at 53 Herriott St., Perth

8 – 11 PM

Victor Maltby will be playing with Long Sault Trio at the lovely Fiddleheads Bar and Grill.

Come out for a fun-filled evening of good Lanark music, beer and food!


Natasha Peterson at Festival of Maples

Perth, On

10 am – 4 pm

Award winning children’s author Natasha Peterson will be at this sweet celebration

in scenic downtown Perth.

MAY 4 & May 5

Kanata Art Club Spring Show and Sale

Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 70 Hines Road, Kanata

5pm – 9 pm on May 4.

10 am – 4:30 on May 5

Featuring original works of art from members of the Kanata Art Club and from within the Ottawa Valley area. The works represent many genres, styles and subjects

and include watercolour, oil, acrylic, mixed media, coloured pencil, graphite and more.

MAY 5 & MAY 6

4th Annual Arts Carleton Place Fine Art Show

Carleton Place Canoe Club, 179 John Street, Carleton Place

10 am – 4:30 pm

Are looking for a special gift for an event this summer, or maybe some special piece to help you welcome in spring? You’re likely to find it here!

We are showcasing the works of 20 local artists who come from every corner

of the region: Almonte, Kanata, McDonald’s Corners, Perth, Portland and of course Carleton Place. The show will feature original works in oils, watercolour, acrylics, fused glass, photography, wood and jewellery.

Admission is free and there’s plenty of free parking.

Visit us on Facebook: to learn more.


MAY 5 & MAY 6

Cheerfully Made Spring Market!

Almonte Agricultural Hall, Almonte

10 am – 4 pm

50+ different hand makers each day! The place is flipped overnight.

Admission $2, Kids + parking free.

May 11 through May 19

GUYS and DOLLS” presented by the Mississippi Mudds

Carleton Place Town Hall

Evening shows 7:30 pm / Matinees 2 pm

A classic 1950’s Broadway Musical depicting 1930’s New York.

There are seedy characters, there are righteous characters, and there are bets being made on and off the tables.

Come enjoy the songs, the dancing and the love story…yes there’s a love story!

Tickets range from $10.00 to $20.00. For more information check out:

MAY 12

JazzNhouse – The Denis Chang Quartet

Pakenham – More information on the location to come

8 pm

The superb Montreal guitarist, Denis Chang – along with his Quartet – are performing

one of the most exciting and vibrant forms of jazz, known as gypsy-jazz.

The warmth and intimacy of the music will be captured perfectly within this Pakenham venue. Reserve soon to avoid disappointment! For more information

on the duo, please visit our website.

Tickets are $25 and are only available online at

MAY 26

Natasha Peterson Book Signing

Coles in the Carlingwood Shopping Mall, Ottawa, On

11 am – 2 pm

Meet award winning children’s author Natasha Peterson and have your book(s) signed.

June 16th

JazzNhouse – The Jon Ballantyne Quartet

Almonte – More information on the location to come

Doors open at 7pm for 8 pm start

This is the 2017-18 not to be missed season finale concert. Jon Ballantyne

is one of those Canadian jazz musicians – like the great Oscar Peterson – who infuse passion and persuasion into every moment of every performance.

He has won two JUNO awards and had had several JUNO nominations. Jon plays the superb Steinway concert grand piano and brings the preeminent, Montreal

alto-saxophonist Rémi Bolduc, Toronto bassist Jim Vivian and Oregon native

Alan Jones on drums. JazzNhouse is privileged indeed to have the Jon Ballantyne Quartet end our successful, JUNO-laden performance season!

Tickets $35 online only, at A cash bar will be available.

June 16

The Art of Resiliency – Open Doors fundraiser – Art Sale

Smiths Fall, On

The Healthy Living Festival, Smiths Falls

Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth present their 1st annual art show and sale. This exhibition/fundraiser features a wide range of original, unique and affordable works of art. The funds raised from this sale will help fund the ODLCY youth bursary program.

Coming this summer

Art Shack

Carleton Place

More information coming next newsletter.

The Art Shack is scheduled to open on June 16th, 2018.

Artists if you are interested in sharing your time and your art, be it music, storytelling, painting etc., please contact Moriah Caswell at 613-257-2702 or Kate Murray at 613-257-8049.


(Sing this with me, it’s like a karaoke call to volunteer)

867-5309… 867-5309…

Tell me, tell me, who can we turn to?

We need people we can hold on to.

If you think that you can help us at all

Let us try you, come on baby give us a call!

Volunteer, call our number
We need you all the time
So maybe that ain’t our number
867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309, 867-5309

Wasn’t that a great song by Tommy Tutone? Do it for him, do it for Tommy!

Send us an email and let me know you wanna be part of our band!


Biker bar meets the Louvre: Tiny B.C. Kootenays pub houses major original art collection. This is an I’m so glad to be Canadian story. Check it out at:

This article will blow your mind if you haven’t yet heard about the Vogels.

Honestly, I want to be them. Check it out!

To quote the words of Carol Burnett, I’m so glad we’ve had this time together.

Hope to see you at the show! Remember to pass this newsletter on to a friend who may be interested.


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