Run for AGH, Dive Into the Planet… - theHumm September 2019
Run for AGH, Dive Into the Planet… - theHumm September 2019
By Miss Mills
Here’s some great news from the good folks at the Almonte General Hospital: their sixth annual Mississippi Mills River Run / Walk (MMRRW) is taking place on Saturday, September 7 and already 192 participants have registered! Individuals, teams and families are all coming out for this great cause — supporting quality health care close to home. AGH FVM Foundation Vice Chair Julie Munro says: “Our goal is helping our Obstetrics Unit and supporting Women’s Health by putting the best medical tools in the hands of our incredible doctors and staff. The financial success of this event means replacement and new equipment in those two key areas.” Thanks to generous support from local partners, all funds collected in pledges go directly to support the purchase of diagnostic equipment for women’s health and the hospital’s ever-expanding obstetrics unit. Another great way to participate is to shop the online auction at almontehospitalfoundation.com between now and September 7.
The MMRRW features three different distances: 3km timed run, 3km recreational, 5km timed run or walk, and 10km timed run or walk. Pre- and post-walk/run events include warm-up, musical entertainment, breakfast served by the Almonte Civitan, massages, recovery food, and children’s activities like face painting and more.
As well as registration, which only costs $35 in advance, individuals and teams are encouraged to collect donations. Pledge incentives include gift certificates for Wilderness Tours, Patrice’s Independent Grocer and Shoppers Drug Mart, and the highest individual fundraiser and fundraising team will win prizes including suite tickets to see comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.
Last year more than 305 walkers and runners took to the streets in support of the event, which begins and ends behind the Hospital and Fairview Manor at 95 Spring St. The first group leaves at 8:30am and it all wraps up by noon. Let’s beat last year’s numbers! Find more information at almontehospitalfoundation.com .
That same weekend you can visit Almonte Fibrefest — see page 4 of this issue for all of the details.
Then on Wednesday, September 11, you can bring the whole family down to the Almonte Community Centre to sign up for fantastic fall classes and workshops at Mississippi Mills at a Glance. This one-stop sign-up shop runs from 7–9pm, and for more information you can call 256-1077.
On Sunday, September 22, the owners of Mill Street Books invite you to come out to the Almonte Library at 1:30pm to meet Jill Heinerth, author of Into the Planet — My Life as a Cave Diver. Jill is a Canadian cave diver, underwater explorer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker. She is a veteran of over thirty years of filming, photography, and exploration on projects in submerged caves around the world. She has made TV series, consulted on movies, written several books and is a frequent corporate keynote speaker. Jill is the first Explorer in Residence for the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Explorers Club and member of the inaugural class of the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
Not impressed enough yet? Well, director James Cameron (of Avatar and Titanic fame) says: “More people have been to the moon than to the places that Jill Heinerth has explored deep inside our watery planet. A world-class technical diver and filmmaker, Jill’s extraordinary path from under Antarctic icebergs to tropical blue holes is proof that real life is far more exciting than fiction.”
So far, the only thing I’m having trouble believing is that I only have to go as far as the Almonte Library to hear Jill speak — turns out that’s because she lives in Carleton Place! You can find out more at intotheplanet.com , but I recommend calling 256–9090 to reserve your seats right away…
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
The idea of a solo artist gallery is one of those challenging concepts that requires a very special combination of ingredients to produce a gourmet feast instead of an overdose of variations on the same theme.
At MonSky Creations Gallery, located in the heart of Merrickville’s blooming arts enclave, Monica Viola succeeds in serving up a delicious banquet of originality. Her eclectic art works are constantly displayed and refreshed as she continues her unfinished symphony of ......
Canada’s sweetheart Jill Barber heads out on tour this fall with her Dedicated to You tour, a special series of concerts composed of dedications from her fans to their loved ones. The three-time Juno nominated singer-songwriter will open the floor to requests and dedications of her most-loved songs through her website, where fans can share the stories and memories associated with her music.
Jill’s critically acclaimed repertoire spans a transformative spectrum from folk to vocal jazz and pop, a......
By — Paul Joyce
Anyone who’s ever heard a farmer’s daughter joke knows that the cultural differences between the country and the city are fertile ground for humour. When rural rubs up against urban, friendly gibes seem to sprout like snap peas in springtime.
That’s where the play Ed’s Garage begins. But at its heart, this smart, good-natured comedy about rural life is as thought-provoking as it is laughter-inducing.
Opening on September 19 at the Studio Theatre,......
The nights are getting shorter, the leaves will start to change soon, and that can mean only one thing: it’s time for the annual murder mystery at The Station Theatre! This year’s show is Death by Design by Rob Urbinati. It’s part murder mystery, part farce, part love story, and all entertaining! Samuel French asks and answers the question: “What happens when you mix the brilliant wit of Noël Coward with the intricate plotting of Agatha Christie? Set during a weekend in an English country mano......
By — Jennifer Miller
Come on in! The Ontario Heritage Trust has invited communities across the province to open the doors, gates and courtyards of their unique and most fascinating cultural sites so we can see inside. Satisfy your curiosity and get behind normally closed doors to experience intriguing interiors, where you will be inspired by rare and exceptional materials, craftsmanship and design. From historical houses to modern marvels of construction, Doors Open Ontario has something for everyone!
Great Music for a Green Party Stephen Kotze Fundraiser a Star-Studded Affair! - theHumm September 2019
Mark your calendars and save the date — Saturday, October 5 at 7pm at the Perth Civitan Club — for a must see (and hear!) musical event. The evening will feature some of Canada’s best-known and critically acclaimed musicians, who just happen to live in the Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston riding and support Stephen Kotze as federal Green Party Candidate!
Performing in this stellar show will be Juno nominee James Keelaghan, multiple Juno award-winner......
The Ontario Festival of Small Halls is embarking on a musical wanderluster’s dream schedule this month — bringing stunningly creative forces in Canadian music to intimate settings close to home from September 12 to 29. The Festival will be shaking up small stages for the sixth consecutive year, offering extraordinary chemistry and charm throughout three weeks of musical bliss in places like Almonte, Balderson, Tatlock, Pakenham and more.
Musical mavericks, trusty veterans and awe-in......
By — David J. Stephenson is a retired federal policy guy who now divides his time between life on the Mississippi in Almonte and roughing it in the bush on two acres near Pakenham
Quick: what do these five downtown Almonte buildings all have in common: the Victoria Mill, the Thoburn Mill, the Old Post Office, 65 Mill Street and 78 Mill Street?
If you knew that they were all buildings that have been renovated over the last 26 years by the Almonte Heritage Redevelopment Group, allow yourself a smug smile. What you might also know, if you have been reading the Millstone recently, is that these five buildings have been shortlisted for a national heritage award.......
Thirty-one local artists have been selected to participate in this year’s Expressions of Art Show and Sale hosted by the West Carleton Arts Society. This show, which has been celebrated annually ......
By — Glenda Jones
Learning in Almonte and Almonte Lectures are pleased to announce a new evening course that will be a great primer on local government. Whether you are a regular council meeting attendee, are cons......
By — Shaun McLaughlin
For five years in a row, the gardeners of Mississippi Mills have risen to the Great Veggie Grow-off challenge to win the coveted GVG cup. Preliminary tallies for the nine participating towns show......
Fragments of Canada’s History Richard Gill’s Annual Show at Bittersweet Gallery - theHumm September 2019
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The famous author Herman Melville once said: “To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom, and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.” In an effort to aid in the ......
Perth Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (Perth BJJ) opened last year, but come September will be moving to a bigger and better space in the Perkins Building. Located at 2 Wilson Street, the building was recent......
By — Adriane Armour
I’ve always loved the company of children. Children think with a different kind of mindset than adults do. Their curiosity is still intact. They are willing to try new things. Children blend play......
By — Judith Scott
Walk along Mill Street from the Town Hall towards Beckwith Street, glance to the right and you can’t miss it — an amazing mural completed three years ago by artist Shaun McInnis. It is colourful,......
MMLT’s Exciting Fall Nature Events Discovering Nature, Hiking at Blueberry Mountain, and Liking Lovely Lichens! - theHumm September 2019
By — Carolyn Piche
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By — Danielle K.L. Grégoire
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