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Arts & Culture"Live From Mississippi Mills, it's Saturday Night!"

“Live From Mississippi Mills, it’s Saturday Night!”


Photo credit: Lorien Boreham/Vikarious Photography,

by Noreen Young

There’s no doubt about it – it was a lively scene on Saturday night January 16th at the Almonte Old Town Hall when the  variety show “Live from Mississippi Mills, it’s Saturday Night”  played to a sold-out and supportive hometown audience.   It was standing room only!!

Presented by the recently formed consortium of Festivals and Events of Mississippi Mills, the show was an entertaining  fundraiser for the benefit of our local organizations that produce the many great cultural “happenings” that enrich our community.   As everyone knows, there’s always something going on in Mississippi Mills!  Our community has become known far and wide for its popular festivals and events.

Hosted by MC Fraser Scantlebury, the Saturday Night Live-style (SNL) evening was filled with a fascinating array of impressive talent that featured instrumental music, a House Band,  dance, an art show, singing, choirs, videos, home-made pies, a fibre challenge and caricature puppets that were voiced by their look-alike owners.  And don’t forget the generous  door prizes!

Not only was “Live From Mississippi Mills, it’s Saturday Night” a fun show, but it was a reminder to all of us that Mississippi Mills is a really great place to live and that lots of wonderful, creative and supportive people call it home.   We’re lucky.

If you’d like to get involved in any of the local festival and events, there’s probably a  perfect  outlet for your time and efforts and you’ll be welcomed warmly.

Some of our presenting festivals and events include:

Almonte in Concert

Almonte Celtfest

Almonte Fair

Art in the Attic

Christmas in the Valley

Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour


Friends of Augusta Street Park (5Wednesdays in July)

Light Up the Night

Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month

Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s Fibrefest

Pakenham Maple Run Studio Tour

Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival





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