Once-in-a-While Bookclub (for people who can’t commit) organized by Mill Street Books will NOT be taking place on May 16 as listed in the print version of theHumm. They will now be meeting on May 30 at 7:30pm to talk about The Elephant Keeper by Christopher Nicholson. So if you have not quite finished reading it yet, you’ve still got time!

On Thursday, May 17, Ballygiblin’s Restaurant & Pub is the place to be for some Flippin’ Art. That evening, a new display of works by Colleen Gray and photographer Charles Ebbs will go up. Sponsored by Arts Carleton Place and featuring free munchies and great conversation, it is always a great cultural evening.

Did you know that woodpeckers’ brains are subjected to deceleration impact forces of up to 1500x the force of gravity? No wonder Woody was such a screwball character. Find out more about these novel ornithological specimens at this year’s Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists Spring Gathering

Almonte is the place to be for all foodies on Saturday, May 19. First up, the Almonte Farmers’ Market Opens for the season in the parking lot of the Almonte Public Library. For a list of vendors or more information about the market visit their website. After visiting the farmers’ market, be sure to stop by 89 Mill Street for Peches & Poivre’s Grand Opening. They will be celebrating with food samples and opportunities to win gift baskets all weekend long, but there will be door prizes for the first 30 visitors.