by Gay Cook

A Garden Party & Tea takes place on the property of Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, 4120 Rideau Valley Drive North, Manotick, on Sunday, July 14 from 12 p.m.-3:30 p.m.  Tickets are $13 in advance, and will be $15 at the door.  This is a rain or shine event, with indoor and outdoor seating. An authentic cream tea will be served with imported Devon cream from the U.K., and scones prepared by the chef of Earnscliffe, the Residence of the British High Commissioner.  Enjoy musical entertainment by the duo Lynch & Fine, and purchase imported treats and goods from the U.K., as British food vendor Clarence & Cripps from Hudson, Quebec will be on-site during the day. Advance tickets are available at Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, or phone (613) 692-7777.

Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. has created a ground-breaking new brewing venture called B-Side Brewing that will see beers from around the globe brewed fresh and locally for the Ontario market. On hand for the announcement was Ander Kissmeyer of Kissmeyer Beer in Denmark, a brewer who is the first to “sign” to the B-Side Brewing Label.