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

Kids  Events for and about kids

Intro to Irish Dance!
Sat Jun 10
Killaloe Lions Hall
10 am or 11 am

Beginning Saturday June 10

Children ages 5 - 8 :10 to 10:45 am
Children ages 9 - 12: 11 am to noon

Raglan 4 Seasons Anniversary
Sat Aug 5
Raglan 4 Seasons Park

33rd Anniversary Aug. 5 ~ 10 am

All day baseball tournament, horseshoe tournament, fish pond, dabber article bingo, Open mike music, live band: Steve Agnew, Chris Burant & others, Dunk tank
Buffet supper at 4:30 pm
Fireworks at dusk

Bring a lawn chair

Family of 4 & up $25
Adults $10
Children 6 - 12 $5
5 & under free
Raglan 4 Season Park
At the Junction of Hwy 514 & Hwy 28
Movies Under The Stars
Fri Aug 4
Railway Station Park, Barry's Bay
9:30 (dusk)

August 4: Captain Underpants - sponsor: RCATV

August 18: Lego Batman Movie - sponsor: Barry's Bay and Area Skating club

Sept. 1: Finding Dory - sponsor: Twp of Madawaska Valley

Movie Nights are fundraisers for local community groups. Additional donations welcome.

Explorers Summer Day Camps
Mon Jul 24 to Fri Aug 18
9 am to 4 pm

Orienteering, obstacle courses, games, music, arts & crafts

July 24 - 28 - Killaloe, Gr. 3 - 8

July 31 - Aug. 4 - Palmer Rapids Gr. 3 - 8

Aug. 8 - 11 - Killaloe Jr. Camp Sk - Gr 3

Aug. 14 - 18 - South Algonquin - Gr. 3 - 8

(Madawaska & Whitney. Please call for details)

Healthy snacks provided

Each Camp includes a trip to Algonquin Park

to register, contact the CRC, 15 Lake St. Killaloe - 613-757-3108,

Summer Art Camps
Mon Jul 3
Railway Station, Barry's Bay
$160 per 4-day week
With Emily McPhee

Wild Canada Art Exploration

Ages 11 - 13: Aug. 7 - 19

Ages 8 - 19: Aug. 14 - 17

Ages 5 - 7: Aug. 21 - 24

Saturday Art Club with Emma Manchester
Saturdays July 1st – Aug 26th 2pm – 4pm

Join us in Railway Station Park for free art-making, open to all ages and all experience levels. Over the course of the summer we will create a large collaborative art-piece, with a different modality being worked with each week, including clay sculpture, papier mache, weaving with natural materials and natural dyeing.

Art From Trees With Emma Manchester
Aug 19th and 26th, 10am - 1pm
$110 (Materials Included)

In this two day workshop we will use materials harvested almost exclusively from trees, such as birch bark, wood pulp and pigments from brazil wood and logwood to create wall pieces that tell the story of our link to land and family. Techniques taught and explored will include sculpting in clay, papier mache, painting and natural-dye printing.

Poems Under Foot – exploring words and whimsy
Sunday August 27 , 1-3 pm
$10 per child (accompanying adults free)

Join our poets-in-residence for an exploration of words and whimsy. We will find inspiration from the art, gardens and history of the Barry's Bay Railway station to create a new poem together.
Family friendly - Ages 5 & up

MV Summer Camps
Mon Jul 3 to Fri Aug 18
Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre, Barry's Bay
Combermere Community Centre
9 am to 3 pm
$85 per week

Seven themed Summer Day Camps for Kids aged 6 to 13

Paul J. Yakabuski Community Centre

July 3 - 7: Athlete Central

July 17 - 21: Great Outdoors

July 24 - 28: Mad Science

Aug. 8 - 11: Movie Mayhem

Aug. 14 - 18: Animal Planet

Combermere Community Centre

July 10 - 14: Art Attack

July 31 - Aug 4: Amazing Race


Madawaska Valley Dance
Dance classes for children ages 18 months to seven years. Madawaska Valley Dance provides quality dance instruction with a unique focus on artistry in a warm and friendly environment. Classes held at Combermere Community Centre.
Astronomy All-stars
Bonnechere Union Public Library
Fridays 7:30 pm

Explore our gorgeous night sky with Dr. Frank Ahern and his merry band of star-gazers. Open to anyone and everyone interested in astronomy. Every Friday.

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
Martial Arts Club
Classes in Combermere
Classes resume
Tues Sept 15, 2015

Juniors Class (7-12 years) 6 pm
Teen & Adults Class (13 & up) 7 pm
Combermere Community Centre

For Info 613-756-2816
Bonnechere Library Activities

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!

June 1: TD Summer Reading Club registration open
Registration for TD Summer Reading Club is now open! This year's theme is CANADA! Program running every Wednesday and Thursday from 2-3 pm throughout July and August, with a featured film on Fridays. Registration closes June 30th, with a ‘Get Your Read On’ event that day!

YA Short Story Contest is back! Original, single-author, unpublished work must be between 1000 and 4000 words. Contest is for teens between the ages of 15 and 18. For full details, please contact program coordinator Bee, via email, at

Bring your favourite stuffed animal, a snack, and enjoy a fun-filled lunch hour! If you’re up for it, fill out a permission form and leave your stuffy overnight for a sleepover and track the fun via social media, all night long! Fun starts at noon.

Alternating Thursdays: Belly dancing
Miss Dawn shares her expertise, starting January 12 at 5 pm. Please wear comfy clothes and bring a scarf and a water bottle! Registration required, so please email us or call to sign up! (It's free!)
Alternating Thursdays: (Chronicles of) Yarnia
Yarn club for crochet and knitting enthusiasts of all levels! Starting January 19 at 6pm!

Every 2nd Thursday of the month: POKEMON CLUB

Pokemon Club starts again! Join us every second Tuesday of the month at 5pm to play, trade, and chat all things Pokemon!.

It's cold, I'm Bored
Every: Tuesday - noon to 2 pm
(board games, coffee and social hour for
grown-ups) is at the Bonnechere Union Public Library.

Teen night at the library

Every Wednesday evening at 5 pm. It is a time for teenagers to
gather for activities, movies, literacy and sometimes SNACKS! All Teens

Gaming hour at the Library
Every Thursdays from 4 to 5 pm.
Wii, Xbox and PS3 gaming available. Classic board games andmodern board games too.

Homeschool Relief Program
Every Friday: 10:30 am on Fridays. It is a library lead story and craft time for elementary level homeschooled children as well as a patron led support group for homeschool parents. Registration is required, limited space.

*Tumble Books-Every Monday at 11am, kids can watch a virtual book-telling from one of our awesome databases!

*ABC Club-Baby Time and Toddler Time have have been merged into one, creating the ABC Club! Join us every Tuesday at 11am.

Bay Library Programs & Events
Be a Librarian for a half hour! (ages 7+)
Monday, July 10
From 11 am to 5 pm
Story and Craft Hour (ages 3-5 yrs)
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
From 1 pm to 2 pm
SUMMER READING CLUB (ages 6-8 yrs)
Thursday, July 13, 2017
From 1 pm to 2 pm

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

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
Events at Killaloe Public Library

TD Summer Reading Club
Stories and Crafts!
Every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10 to 11am – beginning Tuesday July 11 and running until Thursday August 24th.
For Children ages 3 to 10.
For more info: 613-757-2211

Open Book Night - the third Thursday evening of each month

from 6:30-8:00 pm

Monthly TED TALKS - last Wednesday of the month

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

Please join me at our reading and storytelling time for babies and children every Thursday 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

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Service Ontario

Driver & Vehicle licences. Health card application, renewal or replacement (including replace red & white health

South of 60 Arts Centre

Gallery of local artists housed in the historic railway station. Exhibitions May to December. Gift shop.

Mountainview Cottage Resort

Family resort on 1,100 foot sand beach on Golden Lake. Housekeeping cottages, trailer camp ground. Great for

Algonquin Bound

Canoe and fishing outfitter. Two great locations: Madawaska and Barron Canyon Rd.

Opeongo Seniors' Centre

A drop-in centre and meeting place for seniors in Barry's Bay and surrounding area. Exercise and activity programs,

Stuart Log Cottage

An Authentic Log Cabin Experience. On the shore of Mink Lake, in a private wooded setting, this authentic log cabin is

Barry's Bay & Area Public Library

Summer activities program for children, Internet access, word processing, books for all ages, memberships

Bent Anchor Bar & Restaurant

Outdoor licenced dining on the banks of the Madawaska river in Combermere. Weekends feature live music and Thursday is