Out Like a Lamb

As we say goodbye to March 2012, with its record-breaking heat wave and general unpredictableness, here are a few events that you can count on to entertain, educate, and energize you this week.

The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum is a cultural hub for the Almonte area. If you would like to get involved or find out more about this great institution, plan on attending the MVTM Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, March 28 at 7pm. Speaker Henriette Riegel of the Diefenbunker will discuss their new partnership with MVTM.

Skip lunch (and possibly breakfast) on Thursday, March 29, so that you will have plenty of appetite. Then make plans to have dinner at Café Postino in Almonte. In addition to a delicious meal, you will be treated to the wonderful jazz piano stylings of Peter Brown. If you already have plans for this Thursday, fear not, Peter or Kathryn Briggs will be playing every Thursday through April. Check theHumm's calendar to see whose turn it is.

If you have never attended one of local photographer Bill Pratt's slide shows, you really owe it to yourself to be at the Almonte United Church on Friday, March 30 at 7pm for Polar Bears & Penguins. This event will present two slide shows. The first will feature images from Bill's 2011 trip that took him to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the Antarctic Peninsula. The second is Bill's ode to Canada "My Canada, Mon Pays" which comprises images Bill captured over several years as he travelled from coast to coast to coast. This show is a fundraiser for the Lanark County Therapeutic Riding Program.

Some time during the upcoming weekend, a visit to the Pakenham Home Show is definitely in order. With over 60 vendors including landscaping, gardening, and home improvements this show is a great place to start planning your Spring projects. There will also be daily entertainment and a grand prize draw for over $1000 in merchandise. The show runs Friday 6-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm, and Sunday 10am-4pm at the Stewart Community Centre.