Celebrate Solstice With Bikes, Art and More in Almonte!

We’re heading into another weekend full of fun and varied events in Almonte. From Friday night to Sunday afternoon you can watch a movie, ride your bike, soothe your soul, and spruce up your spaces with art!

11220837_10155710576020228_3275562553604138335_nOn Friday, June 19, the organizers of Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month are pleased to present the film Marinoni: Fire in the Frame — a documentary about the legendary bike racer and bike builder Giuseppe Marinoni. As a special benefit, filmmaker Tony Girardin will be in attendance to introduce the film and for a question and answer period after the screening. “Cyclist or not, this film is truly inspiring and entertaining!” The event takes place at the Almonte Old Town Hall starting at 7:30pm. Tickets are $12 in advance from Mill Street Books, $17 at the door.

On Saturday, June 20, you may want to rise early to take part in the annual Tour de Mississippi Mills Family Ride. Pick a distance that suits you. If you go the full route (100k), you’ll visit every hamlet, village and town in Miss Mills! The ride starts at Coady’s Car Care (30 Mill Street) at 8:30 am. Registration is $15 for adults, $10 for children under 16, and includes a barbeque by Foodies Fine Foods upon your return.

No matter your distance, you will definitely want to pop up the street after your ride to partake in Soul Scents’ 6th annual Summer Solstice Celebration! There will be specials, raffles, cake and refreshments, and you can even treat your hands to a crystal reflexology session.

There are still two Bicycle Month events left in the weekend, so on Sunday you can choose from the Sunday Brunch Ride #3 to the Ashton Brew Pub (if you stay for lunch you can catch the open mic session with Kelly Sloan!), or the Mississippi Mills Family Bicycle Sunday Ride #3 (meet at the play structure in Gemmill Park at 3pm — all ages and abilities are welcome).

The-General-Susie-OslerAnd in between all of these great events, there’s a town full of amazing shops and restaurants to browse and dine in. Ongoing art exhibits include Enchanted Spaces at the Sivarulrasa Studio & Gallery (where Eliane Saheurs’ art explores the power of geological forces), works by Susie Osler at General Fine Craft, Art & Design (her exhibit is entitled Memento Mori, Memento Anima: Remembering Death in Life), and belated at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum (Carl Stewart’s portraits based on the iconic family photograph).

Meet you on Mill Street this weekend!

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