Published July 9, 2009
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. - Aaron Copeland
Verona's "Music in the Park" free summer concert will be held this Sunday July 12 from 2 to 4 pm at McMullen Park and Beach. Come and enjoy the country music of Red Rose Express. What a great way to spend a relaxing afternoon in the cool shade by picturesque Rock Lake. This concert is a free event, courtesy of the Verona Community Association. Turn east onto Carleton Dr. at the Esso station. Look for the yellow signs. Refreshments available. Bring a lawn chair. Free admission. Free parking. For more information contact Marcel Quenneville at 613-374-1982.
The Verona Lions Annual Jamboree is here for three fun filled evenings, July 9, 10 and 11. The canteens opens at 5 pm. Come early and start the evening off with the famous Lions' Jamboree Burgers and fries. Then at 6:30, it is off to the midway for rides and games of chance. Try your luck at the Bingo tent where each prize value is $45.00 plus.
All this and more at the Verona Lions Club, 4504 Verona Sands Road.
Cameron the Bog Lemming made his directorial debut at the Canada Day Parade in Harrowsmith. Decked out in his director duds and holding his megaphone he delighted children and adults alike. He was surrounded by his supporting cast of Verona Festival volunteers who were dressed as their favourite actors or movie characters.
The theme of the 14th Annual Verona Festival is Veronawood, Hollywood North. Dress as your favourite actor or movie character and join in the festivities. It is only a month away and the excitement is building. The entertainment has been announced and what a lineup! Friday August 8, the entertainment will be Telefoto, Mike Menor & the Amazing Hillbilly Cats. Saturday August 9, the line up will be John Torres Duo, Big Mo & the Blues Mission, The Kramdens, Filet of Soul. Sunday August 10, The Old Hims, Alyssa Berry, Georgette Fry. Ten bands over 3 days for only $ 5.00. Wow! Music is just the start. There will be plenty of games and activities to make every adult and child happy. Visit www.veronafestival.com for more details.
Portland Fire Department is sponsoring their Bass Fishing Derby this Saturday July 11.
Great prizes for all ages. Prizes range from a 14 foot Lund boat (LD Power Sports) with EZ load trailer (Leonard Fuels) for the adults to a 90cc ATV ( Canadian Tire) for the kids (12 and under) Tickets available at Leonards Fuels, Hartington and Papa Petes, Harrowsmith. No fishing license is required on July 11.
Meet for Euchre on Thursday July 9 at noon. Lunch will be served at that time and euchre will start at 1 pm. Cash prizes and lunch included for $ 2.00. Bellrock Community Hall. 613-374-5426
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