Humm Happenings for the week of June 11, 2012

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 So get out and enjoy it! To help you get the most out of the gorgeous weather, we present a selection of outdoor and indoor activities to choose from.

Tuesday is the black sheep in this week's weather family, so it will be an excellent evening to spend indoors at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church listening to the Carleton Place Town Singers' presentation of At The Hop. Featuring songs from the 50s and 60s, your toes will definitely be tapping. Doors open at 7pm.

6am doesn't seem quite so early when the sun has already been up for an hour, so, with that in mind, why not plan to join naturalist Cliff Bennett on a Bird Walk at High Lonesome Nature Reserve starting at 6am on Thursday, June 14. The walk is happening as part of the High Lonesome Nature Reserve BioBlitz which will attempt to identify species while on nature walks on this new reserve of the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust Conservancy. Experts and budding naturalists welcome. The BioBlitz runs from 9am to 4pm.

Family Health Teams bring together a variety of health care providers to coordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients. A group of physicians from the Almonte Family Health Network applied to the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in the summer of 2009 to become the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team. The Ministry approved the application in December 2009 and the Ottawa Valley Family Health Team began operating in November 2010. On Thursday, June 12, they will be hosting an Open House from 5:30-8pm.

This is an excellent opportunity to tour the facility, meet the health care providers, maybe get that weird rash looked at… The OVFHT is located at 95 Spring Street in Almonte. Directions and more information are available from their website.

Now don't be sheepish  — on Saturday, June 16 ewe are most cordially invited to the Lambs Down Park Festival in Carleton Place! From 10am to 4pm, ewe can watch demonstrations of sheep herding & shearing, wool spinning and more, visit the petting zoo, and enjoy great local entertainment. There's delicious food too (but be sure not to wolf it down), an SRC Music Student Showcase, and a Youth Art Competition presented by Arts Carleton Place. It all takes place at the Canadian Co-operative Wool Growers, 142 Franktown Road.