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Rob Lutes & Rob MacDonald

 

 

‟Lutes is a fine roots/blues writer, one of those gems you find by chance as you’re going through a town and he’s going through a town and you just want a beer and he gives you the show of the year.” – Bob Mersereau, CBC.ca

A writer whose work has included ghostwriting for a former U.S. president, speechwriting for a former Canadian Prime Minister and writing books on subjects from DIY to sports to travel, Rob Lutes has always known his true calling and spiritual home was songwriting.The fluently bilingual, New Brunswick-born, long-time Montreal resident is a former Kerrville New Folk and ISC award winner, and a Maple Blues, Canadian Folk Music Awards and Lys Blues nominee. In 2015, he was runner-up in the Toronto Blues Society’s Cobalt Prize, a national award for Contemporary Blues Composition.

Since the release of his first album Gravity in 2000, Lutes has steadily built a collection of exquisite songs that inhabit the intersection of blues, folk, Americana, and the contemporary singer-songwriter genre. A masterful fingerstyle guitarist with a soulful voice, he is also known for the intensity of his live performances.Lutes has released six full-length albums, including 2009’s acclaimed Truth & Fiction, which earned him a CFMA nomination for Songwriter of the Year and 2013’s The Bravest Birds which spent seven months in the Roots Music Report top 10 and hit #1 on the EuroAmericana Chart.

He performs solo, in duo with Quebec guitar legend Rob MacDonald, and in full-band format.In early of 2016, as part of the new Montreal group Sussex, he will release Parade Day, a love-letter to the jazz and blues of the 20s and 30s featuring some of Montreal’s finest musicians.

“Rob Lutes will soon be counted amongst the ranks of the best in the industry. Insightful and meaty like Bill Morrissey, the aforementioned Rogers and Lucy Kaplansky, he is also gutty and gritty like Greg Brown or Chris Smither. A rare talent that keeps getting better with each project released, one listen will prove he is more than a passing fancy; this guy is here to stay.”
– Matt Large, Montreal Folk Festival AD

$20.

 

Date :
October 29, 2020 from 5 to 8pm

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

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

Blues on the Rideau – Samantha Martin Trio

 

 

 

BOTR @ The Cove had to cancel the last 3 shows of the 2019/20 Season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like everyone we were hoping things would be back to semi-normal by now and the 2020/21 Series would be able to proceed. Sadly that hasn’t happened yet. Given the COVID-19 Safety Protocol measures still in effect there was no way we could return with the traditional format – i.e. full electric bands, 100+ person capacity, buffet dinners, packed dance floor, etc

So – it was cancel the Season or get creative and adjust so we can continue to bring in some of Canada’s best Blues, Soul and R&B artists into the comfortable, intimate setting of The Cove, combine in with a great meal and donate proceeds from the shows to help local charities (who are hurting more than ever due to the pandemic) – and do it with SAFETY FIRST for all concerned. Here’s what we’ve come up with:

The Fall Series is a 3 Engagement – 2 Shows per Engagement – Series running once a month in September, October & November. Depending on how these shows go we will consider continuing with a Winter (January, February, March) and Spring (April, May, June) Series.

The Series will feature Duos & Trios playing great “sit-and-listen” Blues. Full COVID safety protocol will be TOP PRIORITY at all times. 50 person capacity (half the normal) with 6’ distancing between tables. 12” distancing between the artists and the nearest audience member. All staff will be wearing masks. Everyone entering The Cove will be required to wear masks and when circulating in the room (but they can be removed at the tables). Hand sanitizer will be everywhere and all will be encouraged to use it regularly throughout the night, not just on entering and leaving the building. Use of bathrooms will be restricted to one person at a time. Plated meals will be brought to the tables by Cove staff instead of a buffet. All surfaces will be sanitized regularly. We believe that if everyone follows these safety measures we can all safely enjoy a night out of great LIVE music!

Performances will include a delicious full course meal, the show and Door Prizes with proceeds going to support different local charities – all for only $70 pp (plus HST).

Note: To date the BOTR @ The Cove Series has raised over $74K for local Westport charities.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS are required for all Shows and we encourage everyone to book ahead to avoid disappointment – especially with the reduced seating capacity.

Rate: $70.

Date :
October 23, 2020 from 7 to 10pm

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

Contact :
CALL THE COVE at 613-273-3636

Website: http://www.bluesontherideau.ca%20www.samanthamartinmusic.com/

Library Board Meeting – Video Conference

Rideau Lakes Public Library

 

The Rideau Lakes Public Library Board meets monthly, currently through video conferencing, and is open to the public. Please contact  Vicki Stevenson, CEO, for more information at vicki@rlpl.ca  and for a link to be able to join the video conference meeting via Zoom.

Board agendas are posted on the website ahead of the meeting and minutes are published after they have been approved at the following board meeting. To access the agenda and archived minutes visit: https://rideaulakeslibrary.ca/your-library/board/

 

Date :
October 22, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library, 2792 ON-15, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0, Canada,

Contact :
Website: https://rideaulakeslibrary.ca/

Forest School Family Drop In Program

 

Pack up the family and head down to Foley Mountain Conservation Area to explore, adventure, play, and learn in the forest! All ages of children welcome but must be accompanied by an adult. Program will run rain or shine. COVID-19 protocols will be in place. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED – contact Rebecca at rebecca.whitman@rvca.ca.

For more event info, please visit the Facebook Event page.

 

Date :
October 17, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Event location :
Foley Mountain Lane
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :

Foley Mountain Conservation Area
Phone number: 613-273-3255 

Wednesday Weekly Washer Toss

 

Head on over to Upper Rideau Legion 542’s weekly Washer Toss. It’s a great way to break up the hump day blahs with a blast of fun with great company. Everyone welcome with no experience necessary. $3 entry fee and the event starts at 7pm every Wednesday!

All events will be practicing social distancing and masks must be worn during play!

Fee: $3.

Date :
October 14,21,28, 2020 from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event location :
10099 County Road 10
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :

The Legion Branch 542
Phone number: 613-273-3615

Village of Westport – October events 2020

1BINGO Doors open at 6:00pm:  Elgin Lions Hall Thursdays ; Westport Legion-Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Mondays

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

 

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Delta Legion every Friday at 7pm (Pat Philips 613-928-2712).
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Room on Mondays at noon (Doug Summers 613-359-5744)
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542 – Thursday evenings (Joan Thompson 613-273-5613)

 

 

CHAFFEYS LOCK COMMUNITY HALL MARKET SQUARE every Sunday from late May to October.  Local craftspersons and artists.

 

8CLOGGING – at the Newboro Community Hall every Wednesday evening at 7pm and at the South Elmsley Municipal Complex (OPP Offices on Hwy 15) Thursday afternoons from 2-4pm. This is a fun way to exercise and expand your dance talents! Classes are $2 a class. Sponsored by the Newboro Recreation Committee. Cal Dorothy for details 613-272-8053.

 

 

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.

 

3COFFEE DROP-IN: Throughout the Township come and enjoy a bit of social fun! Bring your latest craft project, a deck of cards or just yourself.  Children are welcome.  Donations appreciated.

Delta United Church:  Monday mornings from 8am to 10:30am  (Pat Philips 613-928-2712)
Elgin Municipal Complex Community Hall:  Friday mornings from 9:30am (Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Morton – Morton Mug:  Tuesday mornings (Linda Gamble 613-876-3884)
Newboro Community Hall:  Wednesday mornings from 10am to Noon (Joan 613-272-2393)
Portland Community Hall: Thursday mornings (Betty James 613-272-2461)
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COMMUNITY FARMERS BREAKFAST every 4th Tuesday at the Harmony Lodge in Philipsville starting at 8:00am. Sponsored by the Philipsville Masons, everyone is welcome. Contact Ross Hawkins for information 613-359-5833.

 

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. Call Arvin Riskie for info 613-928-2091.

 

 

COMMUNITY LUNCHES

Elgin Municipal Complex1st Friday of the month – 11:30am to 12:30pm soup and sandwiches. Pay-What-You-Can ( Linda Carr 613-272-2227)
Portland United Church:  4th Tuesday of every month – noon to 1pm (613-272-2002).

 

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SPAGHETTI DINNERS

Elgin Lions Hall:   2nd Friday of the month combines their very popular Quiz Night with the spaghetti dinner (teams of 6 start the game at 7pm)
Portland Legion: 1st Friday of every month
Westport Upper Rideau Branch 542:  3rd Friday of the month

 

 

PARKINSON SUPPORT GROUP meets the last Thursday of every month at 1:30pm at Rideau Community Health Services, 2 Gould Street, Unit 118, Smiths Falls.  Contact margaux.wolfe@parkinson.ca

 

 

 

Making Signs with Betty’s Sign Studio

 

Safety measures in place.

  • Book your spot
  • Pick your colours
  • Wear a mask
  • Have Fun!

Only 15 can register, book your spot with lauralee@rlpl.ca 

Library Fundraiser $60.00

 

Date :
September 29, 2020 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Event location :
South Elmsley Municipal Complex – Communty Hall,

441 ON-15, Smiths Falls, ON K7A 5B8, Canada

Library Board Meeting – Video Conference

 

The Rideau Lakes Public Library Board meets monthly, currently through video conferencing, and is open to the public. Please contact  Vicki Stevenson, CEO, for more information at vicki@rlpl.ca  and for a link to be able to join the video conference meeting via Zoom.

Board agendas are posted on the website ahead of the meeting and minutes are published after they have been approved at the following board meeting. To access the agenda and archived minutes visit: http://www.rlpl.ca/board.html

 

Date :
September 24, 2020 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library, 2792 ON-15, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Riley& Riley

 

Shaun and Wayne recently returned from Memphis Tennessee where they performed 3 shows on Beale Street at King’s Palace and The Kooky Canucks.

Combined, RILEY & RILEY have produced four independent CDs filled with original Blues music. Drawing inspiration from North Mississippi hills country blues music, RILEY & RILEY write original songs with a strong emphasis on a steady, driving rhythm and percussion. Their performances display the prominent use of slide guitar, tunes built from guitar riffs, sparse chord changes, unconventional song structures and an emphasis on the “groove”.

RILEY & RILEY have developed their own unique, emotionally explosive, sound experience. There is a grittiness to their blues that is refreshing. It is raw and different.

 

Date :
September 21, 2020 from 5 to 8 pm

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

Contact :
Website: http://www.rileyandrileyblues.com%20/

Blues on the Rideau – Rick Fines & Suzie Vinnick

 

* Matinee Lunch & Show 1-4 pm (On the Patio if weather is nice – inside if not)

* Dinner & Show 7-10 pm

ALL SHOWS $70 + HST
Includes full course meal, show & Door Prizes.

ADVANCE RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – CALL THE COVE 613-273-3636
or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

PROCEEDS TO WESTPORT LIBRARY

Both shows will be broadcast on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwljdQBzal87XBJLg9sW-CQ

 

Date :
September 18, 8 pm to September 19, 5 am 2020

Event location :
The Cove Country Inn, 2 Bedford St.,

Westport, ON, Canada K0G 1X0, Westport, Canada

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