Events ~ What's Happening & What's Coming Up

Kids  Events for and about kids

Pyjama Buddies
Every Thu, Jan 23 to Mar 12
Killaloe Library
6 - 7 pm

For children ages 0 to 6

Story time, crafts and a healthy bedtime snack

Come in your PJ's!!

Bay Library Programs & Events

Lego Club

First meeting - Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 - 4 pm
5 years and up

Toddler Time - Every Friday from January 17th to February 28th

A chance for kids to visit the library for programming exclusively for them. There will be story time, crafts, and music to help educate and entertain the kids.

Story and Craft Hour

1 to 2 pm

Wednesdays - 3 - 6 years old

Thursdays - 7 - 12 years old

Saturday Story Time

10 to 10:30 am - ages 3 to 6

Computer Tutorials
To Register, contact the Library

Excellent databases are available on travel, teen health & wellness, careers & health as well as downloadable books for eReaders

Ebooks & Audio Books are available with a library membership. We also have a new selection of large print & books on CD

Museum Passes available for free loan to visit museums in Ottawa & other areas

Babysitting Course
Fri Jan 31
Eagles Nest, Eganville Arena
178 Jane St.
9 am to 4 pm

The Canadian Red Cross Babysitting Course teaches basic first aid and caregiving skills for youth 11-15 years old.

Date: January 31, 2020 (PA Day)

To register, contact Dana Jennings,
Killaloe SnoFun
Fri Jan 31 to Sun Feb 2

Embrace Winter Killaloe Style.
Bring your family and friends for 5 days of fun and outdoor activity.

Youth talent Karaoke Kontest ( with cash prizes)- 613-281-1173 to enter

Friendship Club Lunch

Broomball Tournament & BBQ

CRC SnoFun "Game On"

St. Andrew's SnoFun Pancake Supper


Family Dance

Farmers' Market at the Lions' Hall

Kevin Lynch Hockey Tournament

Killaloe Curling Club Bonspiel

Tobogganing at Garnet's Ranch

BLR Winter Carnival
Wed Jan 29 to Sun Feb 2
BLR Community Centre in Palmer Rapids

Wed. Jan. 29
7 - 8 pm - Sign up for Carnival King and Queen Contest
contact Gwen Schutt Colsh for details

Thurs. Jan. 31
7 pm - Carnival King and Queen Talent Show

Fri. Jan. 31
6 pm - Opening Ceremonies and Crowning of the King & Queen
7 - 9 pm - free public skating
7 pm - sign making workshop
7 - 10 pm Trivia Night
(Contact Scott Armstrong 613-758-9936)

Sat. Feb. 1
8 am - Kids Broomball Tournament
8 to 10 am - Breakfast
11 am to 1 pm - Kids Games & Crafts
4:30 to 6:30 pm - Roast Beef Dinner
( $15 Adults, $10 Kids, 5 and under free)
7:30 - 8:30 pm - Adult Mixed Hockey Game
(Contact Andrea Budarick 613-758-2632)
8 pm to 1 am - Carnival Dance

Sun. Feb. 2
1 - 3 pm - Open Ice Time (sticks and pucks)
3 - 5 pm - free public skating
5:30 - 6:30 pm - Broomball game (Lakers vs Raiders (adult teams)

** Canteen will be open Saturday from 8 am to 10 pm
hot food available from noon to 4 pm

See BLR Facebook page for details on Carnival Dance and sign making workshop

Youth Dance
Fri Feb 7
Eganville Legion
7 to 9:30 pm

Grades 5 to 8

DJ Shanon

Volunteers to help chaperone are always welcome.

Public Speaking Contest
Sat Feb 22
Barry's Bay Legion
9 am to 3 pm

An annual contest featuring our young people!

Contact: Bill Cunliffe -

(bad weather date: Feb. 29)

Game On! Youth Activities Program
Mon Sep 23 to Wed Dec 18 2019
various locations
3 - 6 pm

Get Back In The Game!

Play games and sports. Enjoy art, crafts, music and more. Create and enjoy healthy snacks, Challenge yourself to learn new skills

For everyone in grades 3 - 8

Killaloe, Whitney, Palmer Rapids, Barrys Bay, Combermere

To register call 613-757-3108

Madawaska Valley Girl Guides
Every Tue, Sep 30 2019
St. John Bosco School
6 to 7 p.m.

Registration - Monday, Sept. 30 - 6 - 7 pm, St. John Bosco Separate School

Weekly meetings begin Sept. 30, 2019

6 - 7 p.m.

To register, visit


For girls 5 to 17 years old

Madawaska Valley Dance
Join Madawaska Valley Dance for ballet, jazz, hip hop, and more in Wilno!

Most classes begin the week of September 10th and many classes have already sold out!

Check out Madawaska Valley Dance's schedule overview below and check Dance Class Registration off your to-do list.

For more information including class descriptions, prices, and discounts, visit us at
Toy Bus
A mobile family resource centre.
Playgroups where children, parents & caregivers come to play, make
crafts, paint, socialize, & to borrow toys, books, & videos.

Summer Schedule:
No Play Groups in July
Outdoor Play in August
 - Tue Killaloe Station Park
 - Wed Eganville Centennial Park
 - Thu Barry's Bay; pines by St. Hedwig's Church

Winter Schedule
Killaloe ~ Killaloe Public School ~ Tues 10 - 11:30 am
Palmer Rapids ~ Wesleyan Church ~ Tues 10 - 11:30 am
Cobden ~ Agricultural Hall ~Wed 10 - 11:30 am
Eganville ~ Eganville Lutheran Church ~ Wed 10 - 11:30
Whitney ~ St. Martins of Tour ~ Wed 10 - 11:30 am
Barry's Bay ~ 48 Bay St. ~ Thurs 10 - 11:30 am
Toy Bus
Community Resource Centre
Bonnechere Library Activities

January 6th, 2020 to January 27th 2020
Every: Monday
Location: Bonnechere Union Public Library
There are Mindful Meditation Writing Workshops Mondays in January at 1 pm at the Bonnechere Union Public Library. Come for the mediation, stay for the creative writing! FREE Workshops hosted by Bright Star.

FRI. JAN. 17TH- BIAK Mobile Indigenous Cultural Teachings
Join Bonnechere Family Care Services at BUPL for part one of our ongoing Indigenous teachings, crafting, language, drumming and more. Open to everyone. 10:30 am start! Please call for more information: 613-628-2400

Celebrate Family Literacy Week by getting outside with your family and searching for a letter of the alphabet! Find a letter, bring in to BUPL between 10 am and 3 pm to redeem a prize, and get a hot chocolate! One letter per person. HAVE FUN!

Uncover your next book affair! All month long, wrapped-up books will be available for choosing at BUPL. If you don't like your discovery, you can return it. No hard feelings!

The BUPL Pre-Teens will be hosting a bake sale, just in time for Valentine’s Day. 5-8 pm. All proceeds support youth programming. If you’d like to donate baking, please contact

Come check-out BUPL’s challenged books display, events, and promotions all week long. Reaffirm your commitment to intellectual freedom, which is guaranteed to you under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms!!

BUPL is the satellite office for The Women's Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County. If you or someone you know is in need of support services, please don't hesitate to contact BUPL or Jancy Brown direct at

A knitting, crocheting, and yarn club for all skill levels. BYOH/N (Bring Your Own Hooks/Needles), we have tons of yarn! In September we'll resume to bi-weekly meets, starting on the 6th

Join BUPL for this 8 week session on hamster habits, lifestyle, and learn about our very own library hamster, Clementine! Session starts Tuesday, September 3rd.
Youth Advisory Committee nominations and elections take place on on the 4th at 5pm, and carries on at 5pm througout the school year. Teen fun starts at 6!


An inclusive club for all levels and skills! This month the focus is on
light. Bring 3 photos to share with the others. 7-9 pm! Hosted by Gregg Parsons.
Join us every third Wednesday of the month from 7-9 pm and talk photography! Open to all, and completely free!

New! Mondays: Tech Aid
We are dedicated to helping those in need of help with technology, both on and offline, every Monday at 1pm. Registration appreciated.

Alternating Tuesdays: Franco-Lire Kids' Storytime
Parlez-vous francais? Every other Tuesday, we're hosting a special French-language storytime for children at 11am!

Events at Killaloe Public Library

Board Games Night

Everything Thursday evening - 6 pm, beginning Oct. 3. 613-757-2211

Brown Bag Lunch

Last Wednesday of every month at 12 noon at the Killaloe Library (lower level) - watch an inspiring and informative online talk followed by discussion. Bring your lunch and join the conversation!


One-on-one computer tutorials - you choose what you want to learn.

Call for an appointment- 613-757-2211

The Parent-Child Mother Goose Program begins Thursday September 15th from 10-11am, and continues each Thursday morning.
Enjoy and hour of rhymes, songs and stories with your child.
Free for parents and children.

Babes in Bookland - Returns Wed. Sept. 26 at 10:15 am

Please join me at our reading and storytelling time for babies and children every Wednesday from 10:15 to 11:00 am. For infants up to pre-kindergarteners,

Interlibrary Loans

Internet Access
E-ResourcesAccess to over 10,000 magazine, newspaper and journal articles. Free downloads of audio books and Ebooks, as well as free access to

Vanderbrook Farm
Introduction to Natural Horsemanship

Lessons for Adults & Children
No previous experience necessary

Flexible scheduling
Proven system that teaches safety & confidence first
Vanderbrook Farm
552 Stone Church Road
A few spaces remain for the (adult) Horse Minded program beginning Sept 12th, meeting at 10 am. Limited to 6-8 participants. Please email for more information or to register
Winter Magic!
Sat Feb 1
Bonnechere Park
10:30 am to 2:30 pm
$10 per vehicle

The Toy Bus is returning with a busload of creative indoor and outdoor activities.

- Sleigh Rides
- Toy Bus
- Maple Taffy
- Campfire
- Snowshoe Hike
- Story Time
- Crafts
- Scavenger Hunt
- Food & Drink
- Special Guest- Smokey the Bear!.

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Wilno Hills Gallery

Featuring Linda Sorensen's vibrant iconic paintings of the Natural World. Also available at the gallery: prints,

Pleasure Point Resort

Beautiful cottage resort located in Barry's Bay on Trout Lake. Lakeside 1, 2 & 3 bedroom cottages available. Swim,

Wilno Tavern Restaurant

Full service Polish & Canadian cuisine, live entertainment, catering, take-out. Featuring traditional Polish fare

Charlie D's

Movie Rentals, Slickers Pure Homemade Ice Cream, Ulrich's Deli Sausages, Fries & Burgers at the Chip Stand, WiFi

Tyerman & Daughters Inc

Employment counselling services, funded in part by the Government of Canada. Facilitation and consultation.

The Mix Company

An exciting line of Gluten-Free Mixes. Designed to make a gluten-free/wheat-free diet easy, fun, and delicious!

Sands on Golden Lake

Eat, Rest & Play. Lakeside Dining. Newly updated rooms, spacious chalets with fireplaces, beautiful surroundings,

The Granary

Schnitzel House restaurant features unique & affordable German & Canadian cuisine. A locally owned & operated eatery