It’s Winter, so let’s spend the next two weeks enjoying it. It’s time once again for the Arnprior Optimist Club Winter Carnival. The festival kicks off with a movie Saturday at the O’Brien Theatre beginning at 10AM. There’s bowling Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Arnprior bowling Centre – but you must call ahead to register. Events move to the Nick Smith Centre on Thursday (January 17th) for the Air Bounce Activity Centre from 5 to 9PM.
Skating activities include the 630PM Elementary School Relay, followed by Public Skating from 8-9PM. The Carnival’s biggest days are next Friday and Saturday, with the Jack Smith Memorial Hockey Tournament taking over Arenas A and B. Friday also includes a Pub Night and Food Auction from 530PM to 1AM at the Nick Smith Centre. Saturday’s events involve a Shanty Breakfast with live entertainment beginning at 7AM, Children’s Entertainment, Live Music, Public Swimming, Good Times at the Museum – and, in the evening, Family Tobagganing and an Over-19 Wine Tasting. Individual function fees may apply, and all events except tobagganing require your two-dollar Optimist Club Button. Full details are on the Arnprior Optimist Club Facebok Page.