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Head Over Heels at the Cove

HEAD OVER HEELS (Gananoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) Bask in the sunshine with amazing entertainment! Kingston’s Kevin Head is an accomplished singer, songwriter, musical director and actor. Formerly from Nova Scotia, where he still has close ties, and once called “The Original Salt Cod Cowboy”, Kevin toured extensively throughout the Maritimes with bands, theatre troupes and as a solo performer/singer, songwriter.

He has performed in shows with Valdy, Charlie Major, The Rankins, Gowan, opened a cross-Canada tour for Chris DeBurgh, acted on stage with the late Denny Doherty, and over the years has had lovely musical contributions on his recordings from Ken Pearson (Janis Joplin, Bruce Cockburn), Willie P Bennett, and Kate McGarrigle.

Kevin’s most recent appearances include a mainstage appearance at the 2012 Blue Skies Festival in Clarendon, hosting the 2012 edition of Liner Notes Live Songwriter Circle, 2012 Limestone City Blues Festival, opening for Alex Cuba with the Bob Robertson Trio as part of the Limewire music series in 2011, and numerous solo appearances and performances with his duo “Head over Heels” in the Kingston, Gananoque and Westport areas.

His most recent release is an album of Live material recorded October 2013 with his band and life/musical partner MISS V with whom he performs regularly her at The Cove!

 

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2018 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm

Event location :
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Website: http://www.headoverheelsmusic.blogspot.ca

RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with Shawn McCULLOUGH

 

Guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist Shawn McCullough helps you break up your week and give you a little social fix. Shawn has played and toured with Canadian Country star Jason McCoy (The Roadhammers) and has been a part of Telecaster supergroup The Telebastards featuring Steve Piticco, as well as a member of DoubleBack with Wade Foster and John Wilberforce. He is highly in demand as a session musician and sideman for his incredible skill, wit and stage presence. He has a solo record to his name “This is Me” and is currently performing with rising Country star Brea Lawrenson.

Have a Night out on the town with Music and a Rack of Ribs with Fries $15

Thanks to Nate and everyone at Long and McQuade Music in Kingston, you can win an acoustic electric guitar if you get up and perform a song! Sign a ballot and you are good to go!

 

Date :
Wednesdays, July 4,11,18,25, 2018 from 7 to 10pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
Seamus Cowan – Website: http://www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

 

What’s cooking in Westport

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Cook together in the community kitchen on the first Tuesday of every month! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Join us for What’s Cooking in Westport. If you’re interested in donating to our Westport Food Sharing Shelf, check out the list of ideas coming from this month’s recipes!

Last month, in addition to making chili and cornbread from scratch, we’ve learn how to turn the chili into a salad, with lettuce, tomato, onion, guacamole, and chipotle ranch dressing. For dessert, we’ve worked on how to do an apple taste test, with a banana nut dip!

Date :
July 17, 2018, from 1 to 3pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church, 65 Bedford Street
Westport ON, Ontario Canada

Contact :
Kate
Contact number: 613-272-2799 X237

188th Annual DELTA FAIR

 

 

The Delta Fair is one of the summer’s hottest attractions in Eastern Ontario.

Established in 1830, Delta Fair is one of Ontario’s oldest operating Agricultural Fairs. The first president was the Honourable Charles Jones, Member of the Upper Canada Legislative Council. Until 1866, the Fair rotated locations between Delta, Farmersville (Athens) and Gananoque before settling in Delta, on land owned by the Thomas Morris family. The grounds were leased until 1911, when the Fair Board purchased the land at a cost of $1600.00

Originally incorporated as the “South Leeds Agricultural Society”, the members opted to change the name to the present, “Delta Agricultural Society”, following the 100th Anniversary in 1930. Now held annually in July, the Fair, also known as the “People’s Holiday” has taken place in August and September.
We will of course be open during the fair with tours of the mill from 10 am to 5 pm each day. We’ll have a milling demonstration starting at 1 pm on Saturday. Admission is free (donations appreciated).
The Delta Fair offers the opportunity to celebrate and reward agricultural pursuits. We offer a wide variety of prizes, ribbons, monies and trophies for all ages. The public is invited to enter competitions in areas such as:

Agricultural Display
Ambassador Pageant
Antique Tractor Pull
Art & Photography
Canned & Bottled Goods
Children’s Events, Games and Races
Eggs
Talent Shows & Entertainment
Horse Draw
Family Horse Show
Flowers & Plants
Goats
Grains & Grasses
Home Baking
Home Craft
Honey
Lawn Mower Pull
Leeds County 4-H
Leeds County 4-H Livestock
Maple Syrup & Sugar
Parade floats, bands, bikes, etc.
School Exhibitions
Seniors Competition
Vegetables, Herbs & Fruit
Western Games Show

Ticket type: Delta Fair Mega Pass – 2018 at $30.

 

Date :
July 26 – 29, 2018

Event location :
110 Mill Creek Drive, Delta, Ontario

Contact :
Phone / Fax: 613-928-2800
Email: deltafair@ripnet.com

Website: www.deltafair.com

Rideau Lakes Horticultural Society

 

Wednesday, July 18 at 11am – RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY presents a Tour of Dan Savage’s Garden at 48 Tower Road , Lombardy, followed by a Flower Arranging Demonstration. Free for members. $5 for visitors.

Please contact Virginia for more info on vbourget@hotmail.com.

 

Date :
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Event location :
Portland Community Hall, 24 Water St, Portland, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/rideaulakeshorticultural/

Walking Country Roads in Westport – July Sessions

 

Stay active during the spring/summer months. Join us for a free outdoor walking program!

  • Meet at Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street
  • Please wear appropriate footwear and bring a water bottle
  • Rain or Shine – excluding extreme weather conditions

OPEN TO EVERYONE

For questions about participating or volunteering,

 
Date :
July 4,6,11,13,18 2018 from 9am to 5pm

Event location :
Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street; Westport, ON

Contact :
Emily Beelen (613-272-2799 Ext.256)
Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca

Celebrate the 20th Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

 

What better way to spend the Canada Day Weekend than prowling the nooks and crannies of the Rideau Lakes area and checking out the gems to be found on this year’s Tour. This tour has become one of the most successful tours in the area and the artists are looking forward to showing off this wonderful country we live in.

The Tour continues to attract new artists while maintaining a core of favorites. Located in the heart of the Rideau Lakes district concentrated around the villages of Portland, Philipsville and Chaffey’s Locks, the 2018 tour will be held on Saturday, June 30th and Sunday, July 1st, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. At some studios you will meet surprise guest artists who are unadvertised but are invited by their hosts. The goal is to have more than one artist at a stop to make your tour experience more enjoyable.

You will find paintings, candles, pottery, quilts, weaving, woodworking, sculpture and jewelry for your home and garden. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at most area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. For more information visit our website at www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com or call 613-359-5947.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

Contact :
Website: https://www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com/

Happy Canada Day!

 

On July 1, 1867, Canada became a self-governing dominion of Great Britain and a federation of four provinces: Nova Scotia; New Brunswick; Ontario; and Quebec. The anniversary of this date was called Dominion Day until 1982. Since 1983, July 1 has been officially known as Canada Day.

In many towns and cities, municipal governments organize a range of events, often outdoors. These include pancake breakfasts, parades, concerts, carnivals, festivals, firework displays and citizenship ceremonies for new Canadian citizens. The celebrations often have a patriotic mood. Canada’s national flag is widely displayed and a lot of people paint their faces red and white, which are Canada’s national colors. The celebrations in Ottawa, which is Canada’s capital city, are particularly exuberant.

History

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces. This event is known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. Canada’s boundaries have been extended since 1867. The country now consists of 10 provinces and three territories.

As the anniversary of Confederation, Dominion Day, and later Canada Day, was the date set for a number of important events, such as the first national radio network hookup by the Canadian National Railway (1927); the inauguration of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s cross-country television broadcast, with Governor General Vincent Massey’s Dominion Day speech from Parliament Hill (1958); the flooding of the Saint Lawrence Seaway (1958); the first colour television transmission in Canada (1966); the inauguration of the Order of Canada (1967); and the establishment of “O Canada” as the country’s national anthem (1980). Other events fell on the same day coincidentally, such as the first day of the Battle of the Somme in 1916—shortly after which Newfoundland recognized July 1 as Memorial Day to commemorate the Newfoundland Regiment’s heavy losses during the battle—and the enactment of the Chinese Immigration Act in 1923—leading Chinese-Canadians to refer to July 1 as Humiliation Day and boycott Dominion Day celebrations until the act was repealed in 1947.

Symbol

Canada’s national flag is seen on Canada Day. This consists of two vertical red rectangles separated by a white square. The white square contains a red image of a maple leaf. Canada’s national colors are red and white and are used in many ways on Canada Day. Some people wear red and white clothing and others paint their faces in these colors.

 

Date :
Sunday, July 1, 2018

 

Village of Westport :: July ongoing events 2018

1BINGO every Monday night at the Upper Rideau Branch 542 (Westport) and Thursday night at the Elgin Lions Hall. Doors open at 6:00pm.

 

BRIDGE every Tuesday at 1:00pm at the Elgin Municipal Complex.  Info 613-359-6192. 2

 

CHAFFEY’S LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local crafts persons and artists.

 

COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun!  Bring your 3latest craft project, a deck of cards or just yourself.  Children are welcome.  Donations appreciated.  Every Monday morning from 8am to 10:30am at the Delta United Church – call Pat Philips 613-928-2712; Tuesday mornings in Morton – Morton Mug – contact Linda Gamble 613-876-3884; every Wednesday morning from 10am to Noon at the Newboro Community Hall call Joan 613-272-2393; Thursday mornings at the Portland Community Hall contact Betty James 613-272-2461 and every Friday morning at the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall from 9:30am – call Linda Carr 613-272-2227.

 

4COMMUNITY LUNCH The 1st Friday of the month at the Elgin Municipal Complex – 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches.  It’s a pay-what-you-can lunch. Contact Linda Carr 613-272-2227.  The 4th Tuesday of every month at the Portland United Church from noon to 1pm call 613-272-2002 for details.

 

5COMMUNITY SHOPPING BUS sponsored through the Portland Seniors Club leaves for the local shopping mall in Kingston every 2nd Tuesday of the month.  Call Vicki at 613-272-2676 to reserve your seat.  Cost $15.00 return trip.  Not just for seniors!  All ages welcome.

 

DELTA McMUFFIN LIGHT BREAKFAST every Saturday morning from 7:30am to 10am at Delta United Church.  $5 will get you coffee with an egg & English muffin and a chance to meet your neighbours.  Everyone is welcome.

 

6EUCHRE is played Monday afternoons at the South Elmsley Community Hall (Marie Jordan at 613-283-4035), Tuesday afternoons at the Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room (Doug Summers 613-359-5744), Wednesday evenings at the North Crosby Community Hall (6 hand) (Jim Mulville 613-273-3008), Thursday evenings at the Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613) and at the Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 613-928-2712).  Forfar Euchre is every Friday at 7:30pm in the hall.

 

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Monday of every month at 1:30pm at Community Home Support  Services, 40 Sunset Blvd Suite D, Perth.  Contact Melissa McDougall at 613-267-6400 melissam@chclc.ca 

 

11SPAGHETTI DINNERS 1st Friday of every month at the Portland Legion; 2nd Friday at the Elgin Lions Hall and also combine their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm) and the 3rd Friday is at the Upper Rideau Branch 542, Westport.

 

 

2nd Annual Westport Green Street Challenge

 

Fetch Murphy Way in Westport turns into temporary park on Saturday, June 30, 2018!

The Westport Firefighter’s Association has partnered with MAVEN Marketing & Communications to host the second annual Westport Green Street Challenge on Saturday, June 30, 2018.   This event is run in collaboration with Come Alive Outside to celebrate the importance of outdoor, unstructured play by laying sod and transforming Fetch Murphy Way (at Main and Spring Street) into a temporary park for the day.

The event will run from 10:00am – 4:00pm on Saturday, June 30th with a FREE BBQ lunch served by the Westport Firefighter’s Association from 11:00am – 1:00pm.  An Opening Ceremony is scheduled for 11:30am in The Spring Gazebo.

Children (those young and young at heart) are welcome to enjoy a day of games, face painting and unstructured play on the shores of Upper Rideau.  Saturday, June 30th is a day when children will be encouraged to play in the street!

This event was highly successful despite the inclement weather last year and we are expecting another tremendous event this year.  Start your Canada Day Weekend celebrations with us in Westport as we celebrate the importance of green spaces and outdoor play!  

 

Date :
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Event location :
The Spring Gazebo – Westport, ON

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