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JANUARY
January 1st.
The Perth Polar Bear Plunge takes place each year on New Year's Day, in the Tay River, next to the Perth Legion. (raising money for community groups) Call Jeanette Buker: 613-267-5880 or 613-812-0400 Official Website >>>

Jan. 08-2018
Perth Blood Donor Clinic
Citivan Club of Perth,
Highway 43, Craig St.,
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Book an appointment online at blood.ca or walk in with photo ID.
FEBRUARY
February
Fire and Ice Festival
You need tickets for the Dance, but the Fireworks show at 9 p.m., at the Tay Basin, is Free!

Tickets available at the Visitor's Centre in the Perth Museum (11 Gore St. E) for $10.00 or call 613-267-1947 and online at www.ticketsplease.ca for ($12.00) This Event is usually Sold Out so buy your tickets early.
MARCH
March 12/2018
Perth Blood Donor Clinic
Citivan Club of Perth,
Highway 43, Craig St.,
1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Book an appointment online at blood.ca or walk in with photo ID.
APRIL
Annual Perth Tourism Easter Egg Hunt in Stewart Park - Starts at 11 a.m. Entertainment, visit from the Easter Bunny and an egg hunt in the park for children ages 12 and under. Children 8 years of age and under (must be accompanied by an adult). Info: 613-267-1947

Empty Bowls at Festival of the Maples. Fundraiser for local food programs held at the Festival of Maples in front of Riverguild (51 Gore St. E.). Make a $20 donation for hand-crafted stoneware bowl filled with gourmet soup by local chefs. Eat the soup and keep the bowl! Info: http://www.emptybowls.ca

Annual Festival of the Maples 613-267-3200
MAY
Perth Farmer's Market Saturdays from May to October 8am to 1pm

Swing Into Spring Dance Night Doors Open at 6:30 pm. At the Perth Civitan Club, 6787 County Road 43. Call 1-877-283-1283

Tay/Rideau Canal and Locks open call (613) 283-5170 or 1-800-230-0016

Tay Touring Club Cruise Night Antique and classic automobile club meets Monday nights from 6 to 9 p.m. at the OLD Home Hardware parking lot on Highway 7. Bring your classic car and/or come out to see the cars on display. Info: 613-264-0563 (Bob Carruthers)

Perth Triathlon. Standard distance - 500-metre swim, 16K bike and 3K run. Info: http://www.town.perth.on.ca/content/perth-and-district-indoor-swimming-pool
JUNE
Annual Perth Kidfish, Rain or Shine! Tay Basin between Beckwith and Gore Streets from 9 a.m.-noon. Free event, open to youngsters ages 2-15. Prizes are donated by local merchants and Service Clubs. Each participant receives a prize and a free lunch. Boats are not permitted. Call (613) 259-5465

Perth's WORLD RECORD KILT RUN
A kilt run is where all participants wear kilts! The race typically draws a large field of 2,000+ runners with some people setting some very fast times! Contact Mary Stewart - therunninggoat@cogeco.net

Charity Dog Wash. 9:00 am to 2:00 pm Annual fundraiser in support of the Lanark Animal Welfare Society and Mel's Farm (animal rescue and sanctuary) runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 106 Wilson St. W.

CHEO Breakfast at Perth Civitan Hall. 12:00 am CHEO Breakfast At the Perth Civitan Hall, annual fundraising breakfast for the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Info: 613-267-2181 or http://www.perthcivitan.org/

June 23 to July 16
Same Time, Next Year: You will savour the sights, sounds, and sensations of the post-war "good years," 1951-1975, in this story about two people, each married to someone else, who meet for an annual weekend getaway. The most successful Canadian comedy ever staged on Broadway, it is celebrated as "genuinely funny and genuinely romantic" (New York Post) and "the funniest comedy to come Broadway's way in years" (New York Times). Tues. to Sun. matinees at 2 pm, Wed. & Sat. evenings at 8 pm. Pre-show talks precede ALL shows at 1:30 and 7:30 pm

June21 - Aug 27
Perth through the Ages: Wed. to Sun. at 11 am. Meet at Matheson House Museum, 11 Gore Street East. ALL NEW SHOW IN 2017: Breathe in the stories behind Perth's award-winning heritage buildings with the "Perth through the Ages" historic theatrical walking play. This year's hour-long, family-friendly show observes the 150th anniversary of Ontario and Canada with a play focused on the daily lives, concerns, and conflicts of Perth and area residents at the time of Confederation.

June 29 -Aug 25
Lonely Ghosts Walk: Thursdays and Friday at 7 pm. ALL NEW SHOW IN 2017: Meet at Matheson House Museum, 11 Gore Street East When the unsettled spirits of Perth comes out from underneath beneath creaky floorboards and behind slammed doors, they take you on an hour-long, family-friendly romp through the town's mysterious and haunted past. Music, comedy, and song are featured in this tale set at the time of Confederation
JULY
July 1
Canada Day Celebrations Conlon Farm - children's activities, barbecue, fireworks. 1-855-326-1947

Ontario Family Fishing Weekend During this weekend you can fish licence-free on any lake or river in Ontario. Sponsored in part by the Ontario government. Call 705.748.6324 or http://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/

July 14
Movie Night: The Shack at 6:30 pm. Glad Tidings Pentecostal Church - 160 Wayside Dr. (Behind Hinton Dodge). Free admission, proceeds from tuck shop & any donations will go to His House Perth. 613 267 3295

July 21 to August 13
Candida: Do you remember the powerful pull of a first love that burns in your soul? Long before the British exported Beatlemania, there was "Candidamania", a phenomenon inspired by this delightfully warm and witty play in which Candida must choose between her clergyman husband and a passionate young poet. How will she decide? (By the author of last season's award-winning production of Arms and the Man). Tues. to Sun. matinees at 2 pm, Wed. & Sat. evenings at 8 pm. Pre-show talks precede ALL shows at 1:30 and 7:30 pm

3rd. Saturady in July
Stewart Park Music Festival
Duck Race at Stewart Park Festival. 12:00 am Duck Race at Stewart Park Festival Fundraising duck race with the Youth Action Kommittee and the Lion's Club of Perth during the Stewart Park Festival.
Last Weekend in July
Rotary Club Annual Ribfest Event. Perth Fairgrounds.
AUGUST
August 18 to September 10
I'll Be Back before Midnight: If you enjoy the edge-of-your-seat anticipation of an Alfred Hitchcock psychological thriller, you'll love this "gaslighting" tale of a young couple who rent an old, spooky country farmhouse. Is our heroine really seeing and hearing things, or are they the after-effects of her recent nervous breakdown? And just who is that mysterious farmer from down the road? You'll discover why this is the most widely-produced Canadian play (Globe and Mail), a hit in over 30 countries woldwide. Tues. to Sun. matinees at 2 pm, Wed. & Sat. evenings at 8 pm. Pre-show talks precede ALL shows at 1:30 and 7:30 pm

2nd. Weekend
Annual Perth Garlic Festival

August 27th.
Showcasing the best of the area's farmers and chefs Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 5:30pm to 10pm at the historic barns of EcoTay. This event has sold out in past years so get your tickets early. Tickets are $125 per person with a $80 tax receipt and are available from Tickets Please, (613) 485-6434 / www.ticketsplease.ca. Alcohol sold separately. All proceeds from the event will go to support The Table Community Food Centre's innovative programming.

SEPTEMBER
Sept.
Perth Fair: 1st Weekend in September (depending on the year, may include last couple of days of August)

Sept. 11
Perth Blood Donor Clinic
Citivan Club of Perth,
Highway 43, Craig St.,
1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Book an appointment online at blood.ca or walk in with photo ID.

Vintage Motorcycle Club: Delta, Ontario. Swap Meet, Bike Show, Road Run. Map & Info at www.oldbastards.ca or contact lincoln@oldbastards.ca or ernie@oldbastards.ca Campsites, Services and Cabins are available. ALL PROCEEDS GO TO CHARITY

Perth Terry Fox Run: Conlon Farm. Registration 8:45-10:15 One Start Time 10:30 Inspired By A Dream - Grounded In Tradition - Volunteer Driven - NO ENTRY FEE - NO MINIMUM PLEDGE - Walk,Run,Wheel,Ride - 5km, 10km, Family Route. Also Moon Bounce, Face Painting, BBQ, Door Prizes, Silent Auction. For more information contact: Finnegan Insurance Brokers Ltd. 49 Gore Street East, Perth 613-267-3788 or help@finneganinsurance.ca
OCTOBER
Oct. 1st.
9am - 2pm "Give Back" - 5km walk/run: Algonquin College, Perth Campus. BBQ Lunch available with all proceeds going to charities. Dr. Kathy Wickens is hosting the fund raiser as a "give back to the community" event. Monies raised will go to the Alzheimer's Society of Lanark County and Habitat for Humanity (Perth Chapter). If you would like to donate, sponsor, volunteer or run/walk in the event, please contact the office at 613-264-0616 or by email: chirocare@primus.ca Everyone is welcome!

Closing of the Tay/Rideau Canal and Locks. Navigation closes for the boating season.
NOVEMBER
Nov. 13
Perth Blood Donor Clinic. Citivan Club of Perth, Highway 43, Craig St. 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm Book an appointment online at blood.ca or walk in with photo ID.

Nov 14th.
Perth Community Blood Donor Clinic. November 14 1pm to 7pm Civitan Club of Perth Highway 43 (Craig Street) Sponsored by: The Civitan Club of Perth Canadian Blood Services in a not for profit organization. You Have the Power to Give Life. http://www.blood.ca

DECEMBER
Canadian Federation of University Women presents - The Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour 10:30am to 3:30pm

Santa Claus Parade of Lights. FIRST SATURDAY IN DECEMBER. Parade time 5pm to 7pm

Festival of Lights. FIRST FRIDAY IN DECEMBER
6pm to 8pm.
Crystal Palace, 31 Basin Lane
A night of family fun! Enjoy a singalong around the bonfire at 6:00pm and take in the beautiful trees lit in the Crystal Palace followed by a fabulous firework display at 6:30pm.
Please remember to bring a donation for the Mountain of Food.

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