LiPS (Live Poets Society) Slam in Perth – Fri, Nov 16

LiPS will be hosting a Slam this Friday, Nov 16th.

There will be an open mike before as per usual.
It will be at YAK Youth Services, 1 Sherbrooke St. East, Perth … that is the Old Perth Shoe Factory building, the far end across from the soap factory.
Doors open at 6:30 and show starts at 7. Admission is $5, free for performers, and all are welcome.

Hope to see you there!


Free Plein-Air Sessions – Finished for 2018 – start thinking of 2019!

The Plein-Air season for 2018 is now over, but we can still look forward to next year.  If you would like to be on the list of participants and receive information directly, contract Barb to have your name added to her list.

Barb Dickson leads a casual group of artists, mostly pastel artists, who decided to get together for Plein-Air painting.  These sessions start at 10am and go usually until 1pm. An email is sent prior to the Thursday session as a reminder of location.  If you are interested, please contact Barb at

September / October Location Schedule

Sept  6th – Blakeney Rapids  ….. Blakeney near Almonte
Sept 13th – Hogs Back Falls ….. parking on site
Sept 21st – Galillee Retreat  …..Arnprior—off John Street
Sept 27th – Watson’s Mill Manotick ….. park in front of Mill
Oct 4th  – Mulvihill Lake in Gatineau Park ….. suggest car pooling
Oct 11th – Forest Row Farm , Ashton  …..  8751 McCaffrey Trail
Oct 18th – Champlain Lookout—Fall Colours plus river vista  ….. suggest car pool ( cancelled due to expected poor weather)

MUDDS – The MIKADO by Gilbert & Sullivan, Nov 30, Dec 1, 2, 7, 8, 9

The Mississippi Mudds of Carleton Place
are excited to present  THE MIKADO

Nov 30,  Dec 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9,  2018
Carleton Place Town Hall

Gilbert and Sullivan`s classic operetta satirizing current social mores through the lens of an ancient fantasy village in Japan.  Nanki-Poo, a wandering Minstrel, enters the town of Titipu looking for his love Yum-Yum.  He discovers that she is the ward of Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner, and engaged to be married to him against her will.  Secretly, Nanki-Poo is actually the son of the Emperor, The Mikado-of Japan, and is on the run to escape from the older woman, Katisha, to whom he has been betrothed.  In the end, after a series of comic reversals, the Mikado comes to town, sorts everything out himself, and love reigns.

(Click image for larger PDF version with info on prices and tickets)