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Nolan Hubbard at the Cove Inn!

 

Nolan Hubbard boldly emerges as vocalist, guitarist and composer of evocative acoustic-pop masterpieces with the forthcoming release of his debut album and his moving and memorable lead-off single Today.

The album was recorded in Nashville alongside top session players, and was produced by Canadian industry veteran Douglas Romanow. The time spent in Music City USA proved to be edifying and encouraging for Hubbard, as he felt both in awe of the surroundings but also emboldened by the experience – awed by the significance of being one of the mecca’s of the music business, but also emboldened because he came to realize that he had what it took as a songwriter and player to hang with some of the world’s best.

Born and raised in the small eastern Ontario community of Gananoque, just east of Kingston, Hubbard grew up in a home immersed in music, particularly what might be called the modern Great Canadian Songbook.

Hubbard got his first guitar at age 11, taking to the instrument with a dedication and obvious ability and quickly becoming a self-taught prodigy. By 17, his tastes had begun to change as he became more artistically confident and adventurous, expanding his repertoire into a more acoustic style. At the same time, he started to experiment with singing along to his playing, revealing a voice that was surprisingly soulful, impactful and one that made people listen intently. He knew immediately he wanted to be able to move people with just a guitar, his voice and his songs.

The song Sandbanks is an affectionate ode to a popular beach area in Prince Edward County in Ontario, but Hubbard said it could apply to any place that evokes warm, wonderful affectionate memories.

This album is a game changer for Hubbard, as he’s stepped out with a confident and strong debut – a collection of songs that are accessible, compelling and which wind their way into people’s souls. It’s a record that will undoubtedly make music lovers, cultural tastemakers and the music industry feel good about the future of popular music in Canada.

 

Date : Friday, July 27, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm
Event location : 2, Bedford St, Westport, ON
Contact : www.nolanhubbard.com

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

 

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

Milling & Blacksmithing Demonstrations

 

The Blacksmith’s Shop (adjacent to the Old Stone Mill) will be open from 10 am to 4 pm with blacksmiths plying their trade. This once common activity is now almost a lost art. Delta, from its very beginning had a blacksmith and all the original iron in the mill was fashioned by a blacksmith. Come on out and see how metal is fashioned by hand. Items made by Blacksmith John Cain are available for sale in our gift shop.

The 200-year-old millstones in the Old Stone Mill in Delta will start turning at 1 pm, grinding heritage wheat into flour. Come on out and see how top quality flour is made. Admission is free (donations appreciated).

Admission: free.

 

Date :
Blacksmithing: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 10am to 4pm

Milling demonstration: Saturday, July 14, 2018 from 1pm to 2pm

Event location :
Old Stone Mill National Historic Site, 46 King St, Delta, ON K0E 1G0, Canada

Contact :

The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org

Elgin days

 

Even with the construction on County Road 8, the community has decided to continue with tradition and have Elgin Days the second weekend of July.

Starting Thursday, Silent Auction bidding opens at 6:45pm during Bingo and continues all weekend.

Friday at the Community Hall enjoy coffee & treats from 9:30 – 11am and then 6-handed euchre and light lunch at 7:30pm.

Friday night Quiz Night (7pm) and Spaghetti Dinner (5pm) at the Elgin Lions Hall $10/person. 

Then beginning Saturday morning participate in the traditional village-wide yard sale and enjoy a multitude of other activities from the free pancake breakfast at Bethel Church to the village-wide water fight at the rink at 3pm. Book sales, music, BBQ’s, special vendors, bake sales, children’s activities, toy sales and special activities for the whole family. The annual firefighters chicken BBQ starts at 4pm at the Lions Hall.  Beer garden and Wayne Scott and band.  Remember to complete your Elgin Days Passport for a chance to win a free chicken dinner.

On Sunday gather at the United Church at 10am for a Worship Celebration with Gracenote.  From 2-6pm at the Lions Hall enjoy music by Jeff Code and a cold buffet (bar) $15/person.

For more info: the Elgin Days 2018 Flyer.

Please check this link to complete your Elgin Day Passport.

 

Date :
Thursday, July 12 to Sunday, July 15, 2018

Event location :
Elgin, ON

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/

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.

 

 

Family Fishing Week

 

ONTARIO FAMILY FISHING WEEK (12:01 a.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Sunday). Fish license-free! Take a friend fishing! Ontario Family Fishing Weekend (OFFW) events make it easy to try fishing in Ontario waters for the first time (or the first time in a long time).

The government of Ontario designates several days during which Canadian residents can fish license-free in any water body where fishing is allowed. During all other periods, most Canadian residents between the ages of 18 and 64 years must purchase an OUTDOORS card and a fishing license to legally fish in Ontario.

 

Date :
Saturday, June 30 to Sunday, July 8, 2018

 

Event location :
Rideau Lakes, ON

 

Contact :
Website: http://www.ontariofamilyfishing.com/

Music in the Park

 

MUSIC IN THE PARK – Sponsored by the Elgin and Area Heritage Society – 2:00 p.m.

The Red Brick School (1887) is a restored Ontario Trust-designated building.

Built in 1887 to new provincial guidelines, this building (SS#5, South Crosby) features increased window space, amongst other features, intended to improve the learning atmosphere. It served Elgin village children until 1963 when, with the closure of rural S. Crosby schools, it was replaced by a larger facility.

Rescued and restored by the Elgin and Area Heritage Society, its classroom provides “a living history experience” for North Leeds students and a centre for the educational archives of Rideau Lakes schools.

 

Date :
Sunday, June 24, 2018

 

Event location :
Elgin, ON

 

Contact :
Website: https://web.facebook.com/pg/Elgin-and-Area-Heritage-Society-427123404049220/about/?ref=page_internal

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