You’ve got a diverse bunch of events to choose from this coming weekend. First up is a fun one — a screening of The Lorax at the Almonte Old Town Hall as part of Arbour Week in Mississippi Mills. It takes place at 7pm on Friday, April 24, and admission is only $2.50 or $10 for the whole family (and that includes a free tree for each child to take home and plant!).
On Saturday, you’ll want to catch the final day of Cynthia O’Brien’s exhibit from down under at General Fine Craft, Art & Design on Mill Street, and also visit the nearby Sivarulrasa Studio & Gallery where the group show Spring Voices continues. That evening from 7-9pm, you can find more art at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s vernissage of their new exhibit belated by textile artist Carl Stewart. It features portraits based on the iconic family photograph: 20 are handwoven and inspired by Warhol’s Mao, and 20 are done in cross-stitch. Or if you prefer a musical evening, head over to the Almonte Old Town Hall to catch the final concert in this year’s folkus season: Ball & Chain with the Durham County Poets. Ottawa’s Jody Benjamin & Michael Ball (Ball & Chain) are musical troublemakers who will set your toes tapping, and the Durham County Poets play blues, western swing, Cajun & gospel. Tickets are $30 at the door.
Some ongoing offerings include Pêches et Poivre’s cheese of the month (Noyan is the feature in April, and 10% of proceeds from sales are donated to Hub Hospice), Mill Street Book’s book of the month (receive 20% off of Salad Love), and Kehla Jewellery Design’s remodelling event (bring your old jewellery in and get creative with their award-winning designers!).
Coming Up Soon
The following weekend is a biggie too, with Authors for Indies Day being celebrated at Mill Street Books, a Spring Tea at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, the annual Fiddler’s Friends Concert at the Old Town Hall, and a Hike for Hub Hospice all taking place on Saturday or Sunday. Then on Monday, May 4, the annual food, wine and beer fundraiser for the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Association — For A Taste of the County — takes place in the evening at the Almonte Civitan Hall. More details next week!