FIELD TRIPS: Candlelit Labyrinth, Fibrefest, Discovery Tour

Three suggestions for interesting nearby events this weekend…

Light up the Labyrinth in Carleton Place, Friday, September 11:
From 6:30-9:30pm, the warm glow of more than 600 candlelit luminaries will flicker along the path of Carleton Place’s Community Labyrinth. To make this event more collaborative – organizers are asking participants to gather at 6:30pm at the labyrinth to prepare and place luminaries for a 7:30pm candlelit walk.

Fibrefest in Almonte, Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13:
The Mississippi Valley Textile Museum’s 20th annual Fibrefest takes place at two locations – the museum and the Almonte arena – and features demonstrations, vendors and exhibits.  One highlight will be on Sunday at 4pm, when hundreds of wooden lambs will be thrown over the main falls in downtown Almonte, and the owners of the first three lambs to reach the finish line will win fabulous prizes. Tickets for the race will be on sale at the Museum ahead of the event.

North Gower/Kars Discovery Tour, Saturday-Sunday, September 12-13: 39 participants at 15 stops all within an 8km radius of North Gower, south of Stittsville, including visual artists, potters,  photographers, jewellery makers, blown and stained glass makers. Donations to the North Gower Food Bank are welcome.


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