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CP Social Scene: Halloween Weekend Events 2016


There’s lots of events happening in Carleton Place Oct. 27-30, please SHARE with your friends!

Thursday, October 27


St. James Cemetery Walk

Join us on this dark and daring tour through St. James Anglican Cemetery! You’ll learn about local history while meeting some of those buried here and hear about burial customs, brazen grave robbers and more!
Tickets are $10 and available at the Museum.
Quantities are limited.
WARNING: this tour takes place on uneven ground in the dark. You are welcome to bring a small flashlight.



Friday, October 28

comedy-nightComedy night in Carleton Place at the Waterfront Gastropub, 8:30 pm presented by Lanark Laughs.





Saturday, October 29

14183802_1797520780483936_8728525835002374027_nSwirlicious & Friends is an annual shopping event held in Carleton Place on the last Saturday of October at Carambeck Community Centre 10 am – 4 pm.






14492584_1313054142039484_5214143985381813181_nOur third show of 2016 will be HOMEmade Fallback, scheduled to take place on October 29th from 10am-4pm at the Bell Sensplex in Kanata (1565 Maple Grove)

Come and shop the many local artisans, crafters and bakers, all under one roof! Jewellery, scarves, clothing, jams, soaps, baked gooda, paper crafts, you name it, we’ll have it showcased by one of our many talented artisans!! The best part? Is that EVERY vendor has been hand-picked by our organizers so that you, our shoppers, will know that everythng is high quality, yet reasonably priced!

Only $2.00 admissions. Children 12 and under are FREE. And because this event is happening right before halloween, the first 50 shoppers will get to participate in a Trick or Treat hunt and get goodies from a bunch of our amazing vendors.

love-for-rachel-daytimeCome join us for a family fun day to support Rachel Roy and her family!
BBQ Food Truck by Mitchell’s Independent Grocer

Glass Slipper Princess Parties are surprising us all with Princesses for the day! Come say hi!

Bouncy Castle!
Carve Pumpkins!
Face Painting!
Cupcake Decorating!
Costume Contest!
Halloween Treat Bags!
Live Music!

downtownHalloween Fun in Downtown Carleton Place 

Downtown Carleton Place presents a NEW Trick or Treat Event.

Kids Wear your Costumes!

– Trick or Treating at Participating Businesses
– Wagon Rides
– Haunted Alley
– Other Surprises


cp-water-dragonsCPWD Halloween fundraising dance at the Canoe Club to benefit the CP Water Dragons.

Licenced event
Silent Auction
Costume Prizes
Tickets are $25 each and are available at Stalwart Brewing Company, Under Pressure Coffee House, The Ginger Cafe and The Floral Boutique.


love-for-rachel-nightLove for Rachel Halloween Bash featuring Ambush

Come join in on a night of halloween fun with door prizes, raffles, silent auctions, costume contests, and AMBUSH!!!!
All in support of Rachel Roy and her family in this difficult time.

19+ Event, photo ID required

Costumes are not mandatory, however they are encouraged! We will be hosting a number of costume contests with silent judges.

$15 advance – $20 at the door
LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – If you wish to support the cause but cannot attend the event, we will be printing presale raffle tickets to go towards a special door prize to be announced.

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Come join us Halloween night!! 🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃We are hosting our annual Halloween bash! Show up in your costumes for a chance to win a cash prize for best costume. We are also having great deals on drinks 😀4.50 anything pints! 3.50 bar rail and shots! 3.75 bottles of anything!! Don’t miss out 🎃🎃🎃🎃

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CP SOCIAL SCENE: This weekend in Carleton Place (June 11-12, 2016)

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Branch 192 Community Breakfast

177 George Street, Carleton Place, 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Breakfast includes eggs, potatoes, toast, bacon, sausage, beans, pancakes, tea or coffee and juice.

Beckwith Pioneer Days

Come and Celebrate Beckwith Township’s 200th Anniversary at the Beckwith Pioneer Days
Beckwith Park, 1319 9th Line Beckwith

Scheduled Events: 9-11 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast hosted by Girl Guides

3:00 p.m. Heritage Parade from Beckwith Public Works Garage to Beckwith Park,

4-7 p.m. Pork on a Bun Dinner

11 a.m. Junkyard Johnny Show
12 – 2 p.m. Cratur
1-4 p.m. Bowes Brothers
4-7 p.m. Jamie McMunn & Friends

Activities (10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Petting Zoo, Pony Rides, Children’s Giant Blow-up Obstacle, Demonstrations, Antique & Modern Machinery Displays, Livestock, Craft Market, BBQ Lunch, Children’s Games, Face Painting, Beach Volleyball tournament, Blacksmiths Demonstration, Wood Carving Demonstration and much, much more!

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Carleton Place Farmer’s Market

7 Beckwith St., 8:30 – 12:30 pm

Are you are looking for farm fresh produce and meats? Or how about home made preserves and baking? Or maybe hand made crafts and artwork? Then the Carleton Place Farmers’ Market is the place to be! We pride ourselves on having only local produce and craftspeople represented, giving you a taste and experience unique to Carleton Place.

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Missis-sipping Craft Beer Festival

Generations Inn, 12:00 – 8:00 pm

3 bands, local breweries, food provided by Generations Inn.
Tickets 20.00 in advance, 25.00 at gate

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Mike Mundell’s Fish Fry

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 39 Bridge St.

4:30 – 7:00 pm

Fish & Chips with all the fixings, apple crisp and ice cream for dessert.  Tickets available at the door.

  • $15 for adults
  • $7 for children
  • $40 for family of 4
  • $15 for takeout

Carleton Place Community Labyrinth

It’s time to gather with Lanark Drum Circle for some drumming, singing, laughter, and sharing of our truths this Sunday June 12th between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. We will begin the smudge around 1:15 p.m. Our circle is open to all people on the medicine wheel, all ages and genders. So bring a guest, drums, rattles, sticks and water to enjoy a wonderful afternoon of traditional songs and teachings. This month, I will share my teachings on the 4th sacred medicine “sweetgrass”. 

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Almonte Fair – 2nd annual touch-a-truck vendor event

This years Touch-a-Truck event is a fundraiser for the Ag Hall and is going to be a great time. We have community vehicles for the kids to explore, and vendors for the parents to shop from. A firetruck bouncy slide, Korny Klowns will paint faces and do balloon creations, pony rides, a photo booth, make a JB Arts touch-a-truck t-shirt, and Carter’s Street Team is coming to visit. The Snack Shack will be open for lunch and Little Ray’s Reptiles are coming too. Remember to invite your friends and let have a great time, supporting a great cause.

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CP Social Scene: March Break Activities & Events 2016


Fulton’s Pancake House –> March Break Sugar Bush Magic: Saturday, March 12 – Sunday, March 20, 2016

Restaurant & Grounds
9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Outdoor Activities
10:30 am – 2:30 pm

• Face painting ($4 & $8)
• Maple taffy ($2) and cotton candy ($5)
• Musical entertainment in the Pancake House
• Horse drawn rides ($2)

THEME DAYS! dust off your costume and come play!

Monday, March 14: Pyjama Day
Tuesday, March 15: Superhero Day
Wednesday, March 16: Pirate Day
Thursday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day
Friday, March 18: Crazy Hat Day

Watch for our SPECIAL GUEST on Sunday, March 20!
Clifford The Big Red Dog will be visiting with us between 10:30 am – 2:30 pm!

sugar bush

Hamsa Yoga –>  Kids’ yoga can bring a sense of balance to busy little lives with techniques that focus on play, relaxation and inner-fulfillment.

Parents and caregivers can relax with a hot beverage and treat at the Ginger Cafe (next door) while their little yogis are at play!

Dates: March 14 / 16 / 18
Time: 11-11:45am
Instructor: Andrea
Cost: $12/session or *$30 for all 3
* $5 included for use at Ginger Cafe




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Downtown Carleton Place Christmas Open House

Bring your family and friends to enjoy a day of Christmas spirit in Downtown Carleton Place. Don’t forget to bring your cameras.

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Community fundraiser #JeffreysJourneyHome

Come on out and shop some really amazing deals!
Indoors – 74 Bridge St, Carleton Place (Former Curves Location)
Free admission! Everything will be $1.00 each or fill a bag for $5.00

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Children’s Christmas Crafts (Almonte)

On Saturday, December 5th, the NLRM is celebrating the spirit of the season with Children’s Christmas Crafts! Children ages 5 to 11 can get creative and share in some holiday cheer!

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Chocolate Party

Smell, taste, explore and learn about all things chocolate. Do a tasting tour from 50% -100% cacao. Find out the difference between single origin and blended or between raw and cooked chocoalte. Learn how cacao is grown and harvested and how it imacts the regions that produce it. Get some great recipies and learn about the health benefits. Plus big savings on all things chocolate in the store – bulk, baking, bars and more. An event not to be missed!

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Zip-E the Elf Show

Join us for Zip-E the Elf! Zip-E’s festive Christmas extravaganza, is a show that will stuff your stockings with glee! All the gifts he unwraps under the tree are for him – from Santa, but he shares them all with his audience. There is music, magic, juggling, acrobatics and often a surprise or two that Zip-E himself can’t explain.  Tickets are $4.00 per person and can be purchased at the door. For more information please call 613-257-1704

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Christmas in Carleton Place – House Tour

Fourth annual fundraiser for the Carleton Place Hospital Foundation.

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CP Social Scene: This weekend’s events (Nov. 27-29)

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8:30 p.m.  Friday Night Funny at the Waterfront Gastropub (stand-up comedy produced by Lanark Laughs).

EAT, DRINK, and be MERRY( I think that means laughing). You’re covered! Call 613 257 5755 to reserve.



8:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.  Breakfast with Santa at CPHS.

Come hear live music, have your photo taken, get some pancakes and bacon, but most of all, support your local youth.


8:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m.  After you have your pancakes with Santa you can pick up your Christmas tree in in support of the CP Canoe Club! We will be in the CPHS parking lot selling PREMIUM Fraser Firs locally supplied by Cedar Hill Christmas Tree Farm. Or if you are not ready for your tree yet, stop by and pre-order one and reserve a delivery date!


10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Itty bitty teenie tiny art show and sale

Original art by local artists and artisans.  St. James Hall, 225 Edmund St.


10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Beckwith Township Christmas Craft Show

Free Admission, over 40 Exhibitors.
Lunch Counter & Cafe by Ashton United Church.
Cash Donations Collected for the Lanark County Food Bank.
Holiday Fun Pop Up Photo Booth – Fundraiser for Local Animal Rescues.
The variety of exhibitors is amazing, and they are fully booked for this show!

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10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  4th Annual WRAP IT UP Toy, Craft & Gift Sale

With over 50 tables of toys, crafts and gift ideas, you will surely find lots of Christmas gift ideas!!

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11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  Dickie’s Cause 4 Paws is hosting a Christmas Bake Sale to raise funds for their kitten rescue.  There will be cookies, cakes, fudge, cupcakes and many more homemade treats. And the goodies don’t stop there! They will be selling cat nip toys, home made dog buiscuits and more.

This event will be a great kick-off to your holiday season. Come on out with your friends and family to get treats, stocking stuffers for your furry family and friends and give to a good cause.

Proceeds will go towards their Trap, Neuter & Release Program, and saving the lives of our communities little feline friends.

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5:00 p.m.  BIA Santa Claus Parade! Bring your family and friends and have a festive time!  The Carleton Place and District Civitan Club will collect non-perishable food items for the food bank and monetary donations for the Christmas Basket Fund.

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8:00 p.m.  Jeffrey’s Journey Home Benefit Dance

Join us for an evening of Dancing, drinks and fun but most of all to help us Bring Jeffrey Home to his family.  Tickets are $10 each. Entertainment by Arlene Quinn and The Mike Fahey Band.

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11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Jeffrey’s Journey Home Indoor Clothing & Yard Sale

Come on out and shop some really amazing deals!  Indoors – 74 Bridge St, Carleton Place (Former Curves Location).  Free admission! Everything will be $1.00 each or fill a bag for $5.00

*Please note: some donations will be divided up between this community fundraiser and an online auction – 100% of proceeds from both initiatives will go to #JeffreysJourneyHome

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2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Skating with Olaf!

Don’t forget to join us at the Carleton Place Arena (75 Neelin Street) this Sunday, November 29th for Skating with Olaf!   Public Skating is from 2:00pm – 3:00pm and is $2.00 per adult and $1.00 per child. Join us for free colouring fun from 1:00pm – 2:00pm! Proudly brought to you by the Recreation and Culture Department.


2:00 – 6:00 p.m.  Fundraiser for Barry

As some of you may know, but most probably don’t… our friend Barry tackled a serious health issue yesterday and is resting comfortably at the Ottawa Heart Institute . We all wish him a speedy recovery, but realize that it will be some time before he’s able to teach and gig again.

With this in mind we ask you to be generous in your time and talent, and join us at the Waterfront Gastropub, Carleton Place, Sunday (afternoon from 2–6 PM), November 29th. for a fundraiser on Barry’s behalf. All the gear will be in place… all you have to bring is your guitar, sticks and wallet :-)! If you can’t make it out on the 29th donations can be dropped off at SRC Music, 124 Moore St., Carleton Place.

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7:00 p.m.  Carleton Place Town Singers present a New Christmas Angel

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Saturday in Carleton Place – November 14, 2015


Branch 192 Community Breakfast 8:00 am – 10:30 am


St. James Bazaar  9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Finders Keepers Craft Show – Carleton Place Canoe Club, 10 am – 3 pm


FINDERS KEEPERS is a new spin on the traditional craft show, using vintage trunks to display the crafts. At the show you will find unique handcrafted goods from the Ottawa region.
The show is a Carleton Place Original, started by two local handmade entrepreneurs in the autumn of 2013.

Trunk shows are a popular concept in Europe, allowing vendors who don’t typically produce on a large scale to participate in a show and sell their goods. It is the perfect venue for newcomers to dip their toes in and start participating in craft shows, as well as allowing seasoned vendors a new and creative experience, and the perfect event to launch a new line or product.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at the show!

Surrounding Memories celebrating 10 years!

Surrounding Memories is celebrating their 10 year anniversary with a day full of fun, artists demo’s and refreshments.

Better yet the 1st 15 to show up will get a FREE sample size of our Fusion Mineral Paint.

But there’s more…..come paint your own frame, add a chalkboard, or add stenciling to matching glass.

Come learn how to make twisted jewelry and see an artist painting a portrait.

Can’t have an anniversary without PRIZESSSSSS!!!!!! We will have some amazing prizes…..keep your eyes out for snippets of our prizes.

So Join us for refreshments, prizes and check out artists live demo’s!

Salsa Workshop at Tania & Rick’s Dance Studio 2:00 – 4:00 pm





It’s not too late to sign up for this AMAZING workshop with Joaquin Pineda. Born in Cuba he brings an exiting flavor to salsa and Merengue. Joaquin is known throughout the region for his Salsa performing group, Salsation.

Jazz at the Waterfront Gastropub  8:00 pm – 11:00 pm


Peter Brown will be playing piano jazz at the Waterfront Gastropub in Carleton Place with Peter Newsom on bass and Glenn Robb on drums, 8 to 11 pm. Hope to see you there.


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Halloween Weekend in #CarletonPlace


Friday, Oct. 30


Comedy show by Lanark Laughs at the Waterfront Gastropub.

So Funny it’s scary! 12 Bell St. Carleton Place, 613 257 5755. It’s like Halloween for adults. (WARNING…ADULT HUMOUR)
Costumes welcome

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Halloween Dance at Tania & Rick’s Dance Studio

55 Lansdowne Ave, Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3S9

7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

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Saturday, Oct. 31


Swirlicious & friends craft show at Carambeck Community Centre, 351 Bridge St.

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7pm-11pm Come Trick-or-Treat with Tony True and The Truetones at the Army Navy & Air Force, 315 Townline Road East, across from McEwen’s Gas Bar. Should be some howling good fun. As always, open to the public, everyone is welcome. 613-253-5097


Moose McGuire’s in Almonte —  $3.50 bar rail & alpine cans, 1/2 prices apps, FREE COVER, prizes for best costume.


Join us at the Thirsty Moose for our annual Halloween bash featuring the amazing live music- The Barking Spiders!

Put on your best costume as there will be a prize of a $100 giftcard towards the moose for costume of the night!

Have a freakishly fun kind of Halloween- only at the Thirsty Moose!



Please join us for a Fabulous evening of spooktacular tunes, Ghoulish goodies, prizes, games and raffles.Find out what your future may hold. Well know Psychic Connie Bach will be there to answer your questions. Tickets are $10/person. 19+ All Proceeds To Community Living Association Lanark County.


Waterfront Gastropub — Come show off your costume for a chance to win best costume. The Retro Rockers with be playing all night. 😀


Join us for the halloween party to end all halloween parties at the Queens in Carleton Place! Enjoy great drinks while dancing to some great tunes. Party starts at 10:00pm and we go allllll night long ’til 2:00 am!

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