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Christmas Day

 

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

In some Canadian families and in the United States, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree. In other families, individual members exchange carefully selected gifts. Popular gifts are toys, games and candy for children and clothes, music, alcohol and practical or luxury items for adults. Canadians may open their presents on Christmas Eve after a special church service or during the morning or after lunch on Christmas Day.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 

Date :
December 25, 2019

Healy & Orr Xmas Rock’n Roll Party !

 

The show is on, the rock is on…Healy & Orr are back! It’s party time! As seasoned as it gets, this is the best in Classic Rock ‘n Roll and B-Sides. We can’t get enough of Brockville’s greatest party band! Please be gentle on our quaint Country Inn…! Celebrate the holiday season with this most awesome rock and roll band! SERIOUSLY!

Fee/Rate: $45.

 

Date :
Saturday, December 21, 2019 from 7 to 11pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Seamus Cowan

Website: http://www.healyandorr.ca/

Caroling at the Old Stone Mill

 

Come and join us as we sing our favorite Christmas Carols at our beautifully lit Old Stone Mill starting at 6:30 p.m.

 

Date :
Saturday, December 21, 2019

Event location :
The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0

Contact :
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org

Blues on the Rideau with MonkeyJunk

 

What can you say about this amazing Blues/Funk/Roots/Rock band? – Steve Marriner on vocals, baritone base, keyboards and harp, Tony D on guitar and Matt Sobb on drums.  Since they blasted on to the scene in 2008 they’ve released 5 hit albums of mostly original music, won 2 Junos, 21 Maple Blues Awards, 2 Canadian Independent Music Awards and an American Blues Music Award. They’ve toured relentlessly to just about every corner of Canada appearing at major Blues festivals and clubs as well as internationally to a dozen different countries.  Wherever they go they make new fans known as Monkey Junkies.

Luminaries like Dan Aykroyd (Elwood Blues), David Wilcox, Holger Petersen, William Shatner, Ritchie Hayward of Little Feat, actor Bruce Greenwood and many more count themselves as major MonkeyJunk admirers. Their sound is unique – to quote Tony D – “we respect the traditions of Roots music and give it a modern approach”. Rock.com calls MonkeyJunk “way more than just a Blues band.

They’ve brought the disparate elements of their sound together to create a truly modern sonic tapestry”.

 

Fee/Rate: $70.

 

Date :
Friday, December 13, 2019 from 7-11pm

Event location :
The Cove
2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
James Doran

613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN

Website: http://www.choosetheblues.ca/
or email thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

Children’s Christmas Workshop

 

hosted by the Delta Mill Society at the Old Town Hall from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Children accompanied by their parents are welcome to come and have fun doing Christmas Crafts – supplies provided at no charge. Hot Dogs & Refreshments will be available for sale. For more info contact the Delta Mill Society.

 

Date :
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5pm to 8pm

Event location :
The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0

Contact :
Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org

 

Celebrating the Season

 

The Old Stone Mill will be lit up with festive candles as part of Delta’s Celebrating the Season. The Old Town Hall will be open from 5 pm to 8:30 pm featuring our Christmas Gift Table with all sorts of interesting items. Hot Dogs & Refreshments will be available for sale in the hall. Lower Beverley Lake Park will be lit with over 100,000 lights. You can take a ride on the Wagon from the Delta Fair Grounds that will take you to the park and back. Admission to the Old Stone Mill and Old Town Hall is FREE (donations appreciated). Entrance fee to Lower Beverley Lake Park $5 for Adults 13 and older.

 

Date :
Dec 6, 7,13,14,20,21, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Event location :
Lower Beverley Lake Park

Contact :
Website: http://www.deltamill.org/

Walking Country Roads Westport

 

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 :
Dec 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019

Event location :
Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street

Contact :

Contact Emily Beelen – 613-272-2799 Ext.256

Website: https://www.crchc.on.ca

Village of Westport – December events 2019

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.

 

6EUCHRE

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

 

 

 

Delta Country Christmas

 

 

Caroling & Nativity at the Mill Drive Shed.

Start your evening off with our Country Christmas Spaghetti Supper being held at the United Church Hall from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Then head to the Baptist Church for 6:30 p.m. and follow the Christmas Story presented in word, song and pageantry as we journey to the United Church, St. Paul’s Anglican Church and the Mill Shed by the Old Stone Mill where the Nativity all comes together. Dress Warm & Bring a Flashlight or Lantern! No Charge but donations of non-perishable food items to the Delta Food Bank would be appreciated and can be dropped off at any of the Churches

 

Date :
Saturday, November 23,30, 2019 from 6:30-8pm

Event location :
The Delta Mill Society
Box 172, Delta, Ontario K0E 1G0

Contact :

Tel: 613-928-2584 (office)
Email: info@deltamill.org

Musical tribute to Carole King and James Taylor

 

You’ve got a friend : a musical tribute to Carole King and James Taylor feat. Miss Emily

Such as successful band, we just have to have them back, again! It’s hard to find the time now that Miss Emily is so busy! “You’ve Got a Friend” is a classic James Taylor/Carole King show made up of a collection of Kingston area musicians, all with an incredible depth of musical talent and experience, as well as a great love of James Taylor’s and Carole King’s music.

Miss Emily came across her mother’s copy of Carole King’s Tapestry album when she was nine years old. It changed her life forever, as a major inspiration for her fifteen years of work as a full-time singer and songwriter.

Doug Reansbury is a veteran of the pub and folk festival circuits since the late 1970’s. He has a smooth, articulate guitar style that has seasoned over time. A stickler for sound, Doug tries to envelope the audience in a warm blanket of sound.

Jamie Campbell is a local singer-songwriter who has played for over 20 years with local original vocal trio Fireweed, as well as toured and written with Quebec artist Roch Voisine during his heydays in the 80s and 90s.

Bass player Zak Colbert was born in Buffalo, New York and is a self-taught musician who has toured with various show bands in the 70s and 80s, recorded with local artists Georgette Fry and Blue Monday and has completed many other studio sessions with local artists. He has also taught and coached music at his home, Renaissance Music and at St. Lawrence College.

Ken Hall is a keyboard-playing staple of the music scene in Kingston since the 1970s. Ken has performed with various artists, including Emily Fennell, Georgette Fry, Cliff Edwards, Jenica Raine, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Smith and Blue Monday. Ken also has extensive recording experience with many local artists.

Drummer Duncan Holt is the owner and engineer at Concept Audio, a major Kingston-based recording studio. Duncan has toured and played with local band “The Rain Kings” for years and has extensive experience playing with and producing local bands.

Sax player James Wannamaker has been a first call player in Kingston and Eastern Ontario for a few years now. He is a Humber College music grad and now teaches at Ardens Music Kingston. He is fluent in everything from Funk to Soul to Jazz to Blues to Pop and Bop performing with many great bands over the years such as Jenica Rayne, Funktion Junktion, Pico De Gallo, Sugar Sauce, Georgette Fry and Soul Survivors. James can been seen the second Tuesday of each month at Olivea’s with his jazz band the Downtown Trio featuring Sean Jensen on drums and Noah St. Amand on bass (Turpin’s Trail!).

“You’ve Got a Friend” covers the music from Carole King’s famous Tapestry album, as well as many of James Taylor’s classic songs from throughout his extensive career.

 

Date :
Friday, November 22, 2019 from 7-11pm

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

Contact :
E-mail: thecoveinnwestport@gmail.com

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