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Westport Holiday Shop ‘N Hop


On Friday November 22nd, 2019, please join us in downtown Westport for our annual Holiday Shop ‘N Hop. Participating businesses will be open late (until 9pm). Fill your passport for a chance to win 1 of 3 grand prizes (worth over $500 in participants items). From 5-8pm, downtown Westport Businesses will provide horse and buggy rides; there will be music with Steve Kennedy and of course, a visit with Santa. The Westport Arts Council also presents the 3rd Annual Outdoor One of a Kind Market, with carollers, bon fires and a tree lighting.


Date :
Friday, November 22, 2019 from 10am to 9pm

Event location :
Downtown Westport, 15 Church Street Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 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.a


Date :
Friday, November 15, 2019 from 6 to 9pm

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

Contact :

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


For questions about participating or volunteering,


Date :
Friday, November 15, 2019 from 9am to 5pm

Event location :
Lockwood Park – 31 Spring Street

Contact :

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


What’s cooking in Westport


Cook together in the community kitchen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month! What’s Cooking in Westport is on the 1st Tuesday each month (10am-1pm) at the Free Methodist Church! Learn new skills, take home food. Childcare is available.

Join us to try new foods and recipes, share a meal, bring extras home, have a good time, and meet new people in your community. We pick the recipes together, focusing on local, seasonal, budget-friendly ingredients. Some months we have a specific cultural theme, a guest speaker from the community, or a special event.

The group is facilitated by Registered Dietitian, Kate Earl, from Country Roads Community Health Centre. We discuss different nutrition and food safety topics each month and members share healthy eating tips with each other.

The program is FREE. There is no cost to participate. We also offer free childcare. Please ask us if you need help with travel costs. All we ask from you is that you participate in the cooking (and clean up!), come ready to have fun, and be open to trying new foods.


Date :
November 5, 9, 2019 from 10am to 1pm

Event location :
Free Methodist Church
Westport, ON, Canada

Contact :
Phone contact: 613-272-2799 X237

Jessica Rhaye & the Ramshackle Parade at the Cove Inn



Just like a Woman – Songs of Bob Dylan is Jessica Rhaye’s sixth full-length album, and first with backing band The Ramshackle Parade. This rollicking folk-rock interpretation of Dylan’s classics and hidden gems transcends the concept of a simple tribute album. The result is a fun folk-rock album with psychedelic undertones, with folkie ballads, a conversation between rockabilly and swing, and engaging new interpretations of the Master’s works.

Just Like a Woman captures a hot mix of professionals performing live together – no click tracks and very few overdubs – true to the recording style of Dylan’s earlier work. With producer and multi-musician Dale Murray at the helm, it was free flow. All band members brought ideas to the floor. They imagined working in the style of Dylan in Woodstock, the days of the Basement Tapes and Big Pink, in the wake of the motorcycle crash.

The result is a fun folk-rock album with psychedelic undertones, with folkie ballads, a conversation between rockabilly and swing, and engaging new interpretations of the Master’s works.



Date :
Saturday, November 2, 2019 from 7 to 10pm

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

Contact :
Phone: 1.888.COVE.INN – Website:

Classical Concert Pianist : Vladimir Soloviev



WAC proudly presents award winning classical concert pianist Vladimir Solviev.
With a special feature performance of “Years of Pilgrimage: Italy” by Liszt, join us 7pm, Friday November 1st at Knox Presbyterian. Entrance by donation.

Chamber musician and choral conductor, Toronto-based Soloviev is a musician of a versatile repertoire. He has championed the music of contemporary Canadian composers, as well as works of Beethoven, Liszt and Rachmaninoff. Performing in concert across Canada, as well as the US, Italy, France, Spain and Russia, including appearances at Weill Recital Hall (Carnegie), Bohemian National Hall, the Canadian Music Center, and Sala del Notari.


Date :
Friday, November 1, 2019

Event location :
Knox Presbyterian Church

Contact :

Village of Westport – November events 2019

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



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



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)


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.




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).




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




October Fun @ The Cove

The colours of fall have already started in Westport on the Rideau! 

As always, music is in the air and the streets of Westport continue to be bustling on the weekends! We look forward to serving you and catching up on your return!


Music all the time.

Blues on the Rideau this season is amazing! Most of Canada’smost famous Blues Band, Downchild will be in the house on Oct.11 & 12 as The Hogtown Allstars! Another big one will be the return of Young Petty Stones for a “Ghosts of Woodstock” Halloween Costume Party on Oct.25. Music nights are still weekly from Wednesday to Sunday with Rack ‘n Tunes + The Open Mic, Jazz Night, Head over Heels until Thanksgiving weekend! Check out our Events Calendar for October OR online



Eats and Cocktails.

Enjoy the daily lunch and dinner specials…Ribs ‘n Tunes happens every Wednesday until Oct.23 when we have the seasonal Guitar Giveaway thanks to the generous folks at Long & McQuade Music in Kingston. Cozy, comforting Roast Beef Buffet every Saturday Night! Enjoy our summer menu for the last little bit. New menu for fall and winter coming November! Keep an eye out for inventive Food Pop-Up Nights too!

Ask for a Lunch Card! 10 lunches, get one free! Ask your server! Gift Certificates to The Cove available in person or online! We can send to your email, just call in your card to make payment and info to make personal!


Winter Hours.

The Cove loves you and The Cove loves being open but we are planning to be Closed Monday-Thursday and Open Friday-Sunday starting in November. There will be some exceptions as we will be open for some holidays so keep an eye out there. More info to be posted. There will be music Friday and Saturday evenings and Wings ‘n Tunes + The Open Mic will be on Sundays from 2-5pm. 


Social Media.

We are online, of course! 


Instagram + Twitter @thecoveinn

Follow our kitchen on Instagram @thecovekitchenchronicles


Thanks for supporting The Cove in Westport, Ontario!






Fri.Oct.4 CHRIS MURPHY (Folk/East Coast, Leader of Turpin’s Trail, Perth Road Village) 6-10pm



Sat.Oct.5 PRIVATE WEDDING. Dining Room and Patio Open (weather depending).

Fri.Oct.11 + Sat.Oct.12 Blues on the Rideau with THE HOGTOWN ALLSTARS (Live Electric Blues feat. Members of DOWNCHILD Blues Band from Toronto) 7-11pm $70 + HST Buffet, Show + Charity



Fri.Oct.18 CLAUDIO VALENTINI (Classical Guitar feat. Jazz, Classical, Folk, Pop Classics, Ardoch) 11:30am-3pm + AL LERMAN (Solo Acoustic Blues, Havelock) 6-9pm



Sat.Oct.19 DAVE BALFOUR (Acoustic Folk/Rock, Westport) 6-9pm



Fri.Oct.25 YOUNG PETTY STONES “Ghosts of Woodstock” Halloween Costume Party! Prizes! (Musical Tribute to the Music of Neil Young, Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones, Kingston/Montreal/Westport) 7-11pm $50 + HST Buffet + Show

Sat.Oct.26 SPENCER EVANS “Mr. Jazz Night” (One Man Show playing All Styles of Music on Piano/Clarinet/Vocals, Kingston) 7-10pm


Every Wednesday RACK ‘n TUNES + OPEN MIC with SHAWN McCULLOUGH 7-10pm (Country/Rock, Westport) Sing & Win a guitar!

Every Thursday JAZZ NIGHT with SPENCER EVANS SOLO (All Styles of Music!) 8-10pm Until Oct.10

Every Sunday until Oct.13 HEAD OVER HEELS (Acoustic Blues/Folk/Roots, Gananoque) 12:30-3:30pm


***All Events Subject To Change. Please Call For Reservations***

For event info, go to Entertainment at 613.273.3636

The Cove Country Inn 1.888.COVE.INN @thecoveinn @thecovekitchenchronicles

Seamus Cowan
The Cove Country Inn
2 Bedford Street
Box 490
K0G 1X0 
Facebook, Instagram + Twitter @thecoveinn


Halloween Spook Party



Because of last year…Halloween was too much fun! Join together in your ghoulish best as we celebrate the creepiest night of the year! The Cove will be completely decked out as a haunted Victorian house. This year’s theme is “Celebrate the ghosts of Woodstock’s Past”. Dress up in your favourite Woodstock 1969 rock star! There will be prizes for best costume and more…Do the monster mash!
Bringing together four musicians who share a deep respect for the most sacred rock ‘n roll. From the boys who gave you The Night is Young: The Music of Neil Young, Four Petty: The Music of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Rolling Stones Rock & Roll Revue and Early Bird: A Nod to the Music of Eagles! All members sing! Featuring Seamus Cowan on bass (Spoon River, Bullmoose, The High Dials, Tom Savage, Miss Emily), Jason Kent on guitar (Sunfields, Spoon River, The Dears, Kandle & The Krooks), Eric Lawrance guitar/pedal steel (Bullmoose, Ladies of the Canyon) and Rob Radford on drums (Greg Ball, Miss Emily, Reuben DeGroot, Justin Bird).
$50/person Succulent Buffet + Freak Show of the Creepiest Hits

Date :
Friday, October 25, 2019 from 7-11pm

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

Contact :

After School Kid Club



Create, build and try something new! This free after-school program open to kids ages 7 to 12 (grades 1 to 6) runs most Mondays and lets kids try new art activities, build with lego or create crafts. Contact Laura Lee Davies with any questions: All building, arts and craft materials are provided: you bring the fun. Light snacks served so please let Laura Lee know if you have any food concerns. We follow the school calendar so the club will not run on holidays, March Break or in case of bus cancellations. 


Date :
Monday, October 21, 2019 from 4:00pm – 5:15pm

Event location :
Rideau Lakes Public Library,

26 Halladay St, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
For more information email or call 613-359-5315.

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