The Bear Facts: four events that are more fun than hibernating…

In order to get yourself through the cold month of January, may we recommend that you attend Flippin' Art Night at Ballygiblin's Restaurant & Pub on Thursday, January 19 from 5–7pm? For not only do you get to appreciate the newly flipped art by Arts Carleton Place members Tim Lancaster (photographer) and Elisabeth Thomson (visual artist), but you'll also get to sample delicious free appetizers! Great food (to keep you warm) and great art (to warm your heart)… how can you go wrong?

Black bears range widely — traveling when necessary well over 100 miles outside their normal home ranges in search of food.

Coincidentally, so do the vast majority of Canadian musicians! And Cindy Doire and Kelly Sloan are no exceptions to that rule, although their music is truly exceptional. Fortunately, given winter driving conditions, you have the opportunity to hear them close to home when they play the next Folkus concert at the Almonte Old Town Hall on Saturday, January 21 at 8pm. Kelly, who grew up in Almonte and has a large and loyal fan base in the area, is also a much sought-after performer in the Maritimes and beyond. She was asked to launch Anne Murray’s 2009 autobiography, is featured in the compilation Atlantic Voices — A Collection of Women Singer- Songwriters, and has performed with Irish singing legends Tommy Makem and the Clancy Brothers. Cindy is a multilingual musician who is just as at home in a chansonnier’s bistro in Paris as she is in clubs and coffee houses across Canada.Using her fluency in four languages, Doire has toured in Europe and now has a large fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. Her songs are inventive and thoughtful, and her stage presence is dynamic and lively.

 Kris Riendeau
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Rob Riendeau

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