Fun Folkus Facts - theHumm December 2019
Fun Folkus Facts - theHumm December 2019
By — Sandy Irvin
Almonte’s Folkus Concert Series presents four shows a season, and we’re proud to be heading into our 19th year of great music. If you buy a season’s pass, you get all four shows for the price of three. Plus you have the assurance of knowing you’ll be getting in to all those great shows, as most sell out in advance.
People do get excited about the “name” acts, but for me the chance to see undiscovered talent on their way up is always a treat. We’ve been listening to great music on your behalf, and it’s a thrill to share these acts with you. You can’t hear their music in this article, but we hope you’ll check out some of the videos on our website. Instead, here are a few things you may not already know about the artists coming this season:
Ian Sherwood got his start as a saxophonist
Evangeline Gentle is descended from the Codona circus family
Campbell Woods has been a professional house painter
Kate Weekes has been a professional dog musher
The Pairs include a pair of twins
A Leverage for Mountains includes a pair of Jeremys
A member of The Space Between had her first appearance on our stage in a dance recital
The Good Lovelies were supposed to play Folkus as a breakout group in 2010. They played a little show called The Vinyl Café instead. And the rest is history!
To recap our lineup: January 18 brings The Good Lovelies with special guests The Space Between; February 29 includes a leap day double bill with Campbell Woods and Kate Weekes; March 28 features Ian Sherwood with special guest Evangeline Gentle; and April 25 has another double bill with A Leverage for Mountains and The Pairs.
Season’s passes are on sale at folkusalmonte.com and at Mill Street Books. Single tickets will go on sale the first week of January in the same places. The ticket packages make a beautiful gift — and include a matching envelope. Online orders received by December 12 will be sent to you by mail — Canada Post says they’ll make it in time to fit in a stocking or under the tree. We hope to see you there!
Happy Local Holidays! - theHumm December 2019
By Kris and Rob Riendeau
Here at theHumm we’re big on local economies. The retail and service businesses in the small towns that we cover play a huge role in the cultural life of those towns. Each store, restaurant, or small enterprise attracts and serves a particular clientele — some inside the community, some from outside. Some businesses host their own special events; others join together with local festivals to make the whole experience more vibrant. Many provide support in cash or in kind to local initiatives. A healthy local economy is an essential component to a healthy community.
It is with this in mi......
Miriam Mas — Embodying theSpirit of Christmas - theHumm December 2019
By Sally Hansen
Art… and Soul
It has taken both luck and pluck (as in “spirited and determined courage”) for artist Miriam Mas to reach this point in her life. This gifted self-taught artist is reaping the well-got gains of a decidedly anti-Grinch-like life, and it really brightens this reporter’s spirits at a time when a dose of cheer is particularly welcome. (We at theHumm are quite concerned regarding the trending rumour that a certain mean, green grump has been spotted lurking around Missis......
Funny Lady Cabaret and Comedy Workshop Coming at You! - theHumm December 2019
It’s time for a Cabaret my friends! Comedian and award-winning clown Rachelle Elie is back in Almonte to host another fabulous event — and this time it’s a Cabaret! The Almost New Years Rag Bag Cabaret will be held on Saturday, December 28 at 8pm at the lovely Almonte Old Town Hall. This one will be hosted by Rachelle’s alter ego “Susan”, and will feature comedian Cathy Boyd, burlesque trio The Rougettes, international touring musician David Celia and local storyteller Daniel K. L.......
Perth Community Christmas Day Dinner - theHumm December 2019
By — Bill Lowe
Christmas isn’t what it used to be.
Humbug to that! It is at the annual Perth Community Christmas Day Dinner at Code’s Mill in downtown Perth.
During the dinner’s almost 30-year history, celebrating Christmas has morphed from pot-luck with a few friends to a tradition that welcomes the whole community. Last year we served more than 320 dinners in the Banquet Hall and delivered 120 more to those who couldn’t join us.
This is a real community event — funded and organ......
Dates to Save in Perth (and Beyond!) - theHumm December 2019
Grab your holiday calendar and a red or green pen, and make room for some or all of these upcoming events in Perth.
On Sunday, December 15, Artizen Kombucha will be holding a Festive Kombucha Workshop at their brewery at 12 Gore Street East. They will wear holiday sweaters, have sweet treats and a tea ceremony, and then delve into kombucha making with the participants. You can register and find out more at artizenkombucha.ca
Holiday Happiness in Mississippi Mills! - theHumm December 2019
By Miss Mills
Almonte and Pakenham really sparkle in December — and not just from twinkly festive lights. It’s as if they pour all of their small-town heart and soul into filling the month with ways for friends and families to enjoy being together. Here are just some of the events that lead up to the holidays…
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Ennis Sisters Setto Return to Perth - theHumm December 2019
With the holiday season on its way, one of the area’s favourite Christmas traditions is set to return to Perth.
On Friday, December 13, Newfoundland’s Juno award-winning Ennis Sisters will take the stage as part of their annual Christmas tour. The sisters, Maureen, Karen and Teresa, deliver one of the finest family Christmas shows in the country and this show is sure to once again be a sell-out.
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A Puppy for Christmas - theHumm December 2019
By Glenda Jones
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One Artful Weekend… - theHumm December 2019
If you take a look at the calendar spread in this issue, you may find it a wee bit difficult to make out all of the listings on December 6, 7 and 8. There is so much going on that we thought we would include a round-up of some of the many art shows and tours taking place that weekend. Here they be!
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Museums, Markets & Music in Smiths Falls - theHumm December 2019
By John Pigeau
December is the time of year for goodwill, good cheer and good books, delicious hot chocolate and brisk walks in the wintery air — and maybe some Christmas spirit too. It’s also the only month when it’s ostensibly acceptable to put reindeer antlers on your dog, or to adorn your cat in a Santa hat and scarf. There is, indeed, much merriment to be had. Toasts to be rendered. Eggnog to be glugged. Snow angels to be made. And lots and lots of entertaining and festive things to see and do aroun......
Winter is Coming to the Station Theatre - theHumm December 2019
The Station Theatre is proud to welcome Lynn Miles for the final concert of their 2019 music series. This Canadian musician is bringing her Winter concert, along with the Crusty Mittens String Quartet. Check her out at lynnmilesmusic.com .
Lynn Miles was born in Cowansville, Quebec to a father who was a harmonica player and jazz fan and a mother who listened to opera and country music. Miles learned to play the violin, guitar, piano ......
Preserving Wilderness for Today and the Future - theHumm December 2019
By — Carolyn Piche
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Thanks to t......
Solve the Mystery! Save Christmas! - theHumm December 2019
By — Heather Atkinson
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Dear Editor, - theHumm December 2019
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Ageless Migration Fund - theHumm December 2019
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Pudding the Spirit into the Holidays - theHumm December 2019
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Spirit Seeds A Celebration of Indigenous Beadwork - theHumm December 2019
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’Tis the Season! - theHumm December 2019
By Amanda Robinson
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David Taylor, Quilter “Love What You Do and Be Willing to Learn” - theHumm December 2019
By — Sally Smith
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The Girl and the Prickly Green Bush - theHumm December 2019
By Susie Osler
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Giving the Gift of Real Estate Buy Wild Land for your Friends and Relatives! - theHumm December 2019
By — Cathy Keddy
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Kanata Choral Society Sing, My Soul of Christmas - theHumm December 2019
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CFUW Heritage Perth Christmas House Tour - theHumm December 2019
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A Dog’s Life… - theHumm December 2019
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Celtic Spark in Arnprior - theHumm December 2019
By — Karen DeLucca
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Anniversary Celebration at Sivarulrasa Gallery - theHumm December 2019
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Fun Folkus Facts - theHumm December 2019
By — Sandy Irvin
Almonte’s Folkus Concert Series presents four shows a season, and we’re proud to be heading into our 19th year of great music. If you buy a season’s pass, you get all four shows for the price of ......
Nine Lessons & Carols - theHumm December 2019
By — Hilary Barrett
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Join Us! AGH Patient & Family Advisory Committee Seeks Members - theHumm December 2019
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Splash’N Boots:Heart for the Holidays - theHumm December 2019
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CP Band’s 9th Annual Food Bank Fundraiser - theHumm December 2019
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New Jewel’s Store in Carleton Place Funding Big Brothers Big Sisters - theHumm December 2019
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