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DECEMBER EVENTS @ The Cove

Every Wednesday WINGS ‘N TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Westport,
Country/Rock Guitar) Enjoy a Pound of Wings and Fries for $10! Acoustic
Guitar Giveaway Contest when you perform on stage! Guitar Donated by
Renaissance Music of Kingston! Draw on Wed.Dec.16, the last Wings ‘n Tunes
of 2015. 6-9pm www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Fri.Dec.4 JEFF CALLERY (Folk/Rock, Brockville) 6-9pm
www.reverbnation.com/jeffcallery

Sat.Dec.5 A Country Christmas with BREA LAWRENSON BAND (Country, Carleton
Place featuring Shawn McCullough, Roch Lafleur, Mark Lemieux and Wade
Foster) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $45 www.brealawrenson.com

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Fri.Dec.11 HEAD OVER HEELS (Guitar/Vocal Duo, Gananoque) 6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Sat.Dec.12 A Rock & Roll Christmas with YOUNG PETTY STONES (Music of Neil
Young, Tom Petty & The Stones, Local/Montreal featuring Seamus Cowan, Jason
Kent, Eric Lawrance and Rob Radford) 7-11pm Buffet + Show $40

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Fri.Dec.18 HEAD OVER HEELS (Guitar/Vocal Duo, Gananoque) 6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Sat.Dec.19 A TURPIN’S TRAIL Christmas (East Coast Folk, Kingston featuring
Chris Murphy, Brian Flynn, Steve Kennedy, Jon McLurg and Noah St.Amand)
7-11pm Buffet + Show $40 www.turpinstrail.com

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Wed.Dec.23 Christmas Eve JAZZ NIGHT with Spencer Evans Trio (All
Styles, Kingston/Westport featuring Seamus Cowan and Rob Radford) Special
Guest: Emily Fennell (Soul/Jazz, Kingston) 9-11pm $5 www.emilyfennell.com

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Thu.Dec.31 NEW YEAR’S EVE 2016! Annual Party with Lavish Buffet Dinner,
Party Favours, Bubbly & Music by with Spencer Evans Trio (All Styles,
Kingston/Westport featuring Seamus Cowan and Rob Radford) 7pm-1am
$150/Couple

COME AND CELEBRATE THE SEASON WITH US!
***Events Subject to Change***

Reservations always suggested

Call 1.888.COVE.INN!

www.coveinn.com

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Author Stephanie Clifford on Her Debut Novel, Everybody Rise

Author Stephanie Clifford on Her Debut Novel, Everybody Rise

LECTURES, PRESENTATIONS, WORKSHOPS

New York Times reporter Stephanie Clifford talks about her debut novel Everybody Rise.

It is 2006, and 26-year-old Evelyn Beegan has a new job at a social network aimed at the elite. Recruiting members for the site, Evelyn steps into a promised land of Adirondack camps, Newport cottages and Southampton clubs—but her desire to belong may be her downfall as she struggles to conceal a family scandal.

Thursday, November 5, 2015, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Westport Library 20 Jesup Road Westport, CT 06880.

For more info visit westportlibrary.org.

BARN DANCE & BBQ

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Saturday, October 3

Fundraiser for Lombardy Agricultural Society Washroom Upgrades.

Free Parking.

Free Dry Camping Available.

Dinner & Dance $25; Under 12 $10.

BBQ Hip of Beef Dinner w Homemade Desserts 6-7 pm

Live & Silent Auctions 7 pm

Live Entertainment by DOUBLEBACK 8-12

For more information: BARN DANCE & BBQ

Happy Labour Day!

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In 2015 Labour Day is Monday September 7

Celebrate this year’s first Monday of September with your friends and family! This holiday officially celebrates workers and the labour union movement, however, most of us only think of it as the last long weekend of the summer, a perfect occasion for one last BBQ or canoe trip.

Many seasonal attractions and vendors close after the labour day long weekend and it is generally the start of the fall shoulder season for tourist attractions.

Traditionally, Labour Day was an occasion to campaign for and celebrate workers’ rights during parades and picnics organized by trade unions. These still play a role in Labour Day for some Canadians, but many people see the first Monday in September as an opportunity to take a late summer trip, perhaps to their country cottage, or enjoy the company of family or friends at picnics, fairs, festivals and fireworks displays. For teenagers and other students, the Labour Day weekend is the last chance to celebrate with a party or to go on a trip before school re-opens for the new academic year.

Canadian football fans may spend a large proportion of the weekend watching the Labour Day Classic matches live or on television. The Labour Day Classic consists of three games between high ranking teams in the Canadian Football League. One match is played on the Sunday before Labour Day and two on Labour Day.

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN

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CHOOSE THE BLUES NEWS
Bringing you the best in Blues
with a strong focus on Canadian talent
in concert and on air
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HEADLINES

INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran – July 18/19 Show
Best Of The New

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN ANNOUNCES 2015/16 LINE-UP
See below

UPCOMING MUSIC EVENTS @ THE COVE INN

UPCOMING BLUES EVENTS OF NOTE IN EASTERN ONTARIO

VOTE NOW FOR BLUES BLAST MUSIC AWARDS
Anyone can vote – go to www.bluesblastmagazine.com
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INSIDE THE BLUES w. James Doran
Broadcast and streamed weekly:
Saturdays 12- 1 pm on BLUES RADIO CANADA www.BluesRadioCanada.com streaming globally
(repeated Mon, Wed, Fri at same time)
Sundays 7- 8 pm on CIDG 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa, Canada broadcast & streamed on www.dawgfm.com
(repeated Wed 10-11 pm)
All Shows are also ARCHIVED after broadcast on www.insidetheblues.ca
where they can be listened to at any time
All times EDT
PLAY LIST – July 18/19 Show
Best Of The New
Sponsored by:
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
The Cove Inn, Westport ON www.coveinn.com

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Anthony Paule & Frank Bey
BEY PAULE BAND
Right In Front Of You/Not Goin’ Away/2015 Blue Dot Records/C. Vitale, A. Paule, F. Bey

SOUL SUGA & DIANE DURRETT
Butters In The Skillet/Soul Suga & Diane Durrett/2014 Self/Diane Durrett & Oliver Wood

OMAR COLEMAN
Man Like Me/Born & Raised/2015 Delmark Records/Omar Coleman

THE BETTY FOX BAND
Slow Burn/Slow Burn/2015 Self/B. Fox, S. Farmer, B. Williams

KERN PRATT
Greenville Mississippi Blues/Broken Chains/2015 Gigtime Records/K. Pratt III

DAVID MICHAEL MILLER
Needle To The Wheel/Same Soil/2015 Self/David Michael Miller

LAZER LLOYD
Burning Thunder/Lazer Lloyd/2015 Lots Of Love Records/Lazer Lloyd

DIGGING ROOTS*
Hwy 17/For The Light/2014 Sugar Bush Music/Sho-Shona Kish & Raven Kanatakta

HARPDOG BROWN*
Whiskey Bottle/What It Is/2014 Dog Breath Records/H. Brown & J. Hoar

* denotes Canadian artist

Thanks for listening!
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BLUES ON THE RIDEAU @ THE COVE INN
Westport, Ontario
ANNOUNCES 2015/16 LINE-UP – our 11th year!

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Danny Brooks & The Memphis Brothers return Sept 25 to kick season off

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DINNER & SHOW $65
Advance reservations required – call The Cove 613-273-3636 or 1-888-COVEINN or info@coveinn.com
Book early – especially if you want to stay overnight – since most of these nights sell out in advance.

* Visit www.BluesOnTheRideau.ca for more details on the bands including photos, LINKS to their websites, Facebook pages and You Tube videos

BLUES ON THE RIDEAU is produced by Choose The Blues Productions www.choosetheblues.ca in cooperation with The Cove Inn, Westport www.coveinn.com
Sponsored by
Dan Aykroyd Wines www.danaykroydwines.com
Perth Brewery www.perthbrewery.ca
101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa www.dawgfm.com and
LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes www.lake88.ca

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
www.facebook.com/ChooseTheBluesProductions www.twitter.com/Doranchoozblues
www.facebook.com/TheCoveCountryInn
www.twitter.com/thecoveinn
so you can keep up to date!

And – please SPREAD THE WORD!
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you for another year of fabulous Blues!

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UPCOMING EVENTS @ THE COVE INN

Great LIVE music continues at THE COVE INN, Westport all summer long
Only a 90 minute scenic drive from Ottawa, 45 minutes from Kingston

EVERY WEEK
Sunday afternoons – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio
Most Saturday nights – Acoustic Duo HEAD OVER HEELS in the Dining Room
Wednesday nights – singer, songwriter, guitarist SHAWN McCULLOUGH hosts Wings ‘n Tunes Night
Thursday Nights – Jazz Night w. THE SPENCER EVANS TRIO & Special Guests

July 17 – Country/Rock guitarist singer/songwriter JOHN WILBERFORCE returns
July 24 – From Montreal DAY TRIPPER – a musical tribute to The Beatles
July 25 – Local band STRINGTEASE – Gypsy/Blues/Folk
Aug 1 – From Kingston FOLEY MOUNTAIN PLAYBOYS – new Country/Bluegrass
Aug 2 – From Westport ROCKABILLY RIOT – acoustic Rockabillly
Aug 4 – From Montreal DEAR DENIZEN + SEAMUS COWAN – Indie Rock
Aug 11 – JAKE “THE SNAKE” ROBERTS – Tales from the road by the legendary wrestler
Aug 14 – MUSICWestport Kick Off Party w. JARON FREEMA FOX & THE OPPOSITE OF EVERYTHING
*Aug 15 – MUSICWestport Festival – all day free festival
**Aug 21 – Juno Award winners MONKEYJUNK – Swamp Funk Blues Rock

FOR UPDATES VISIT www.coveinn.com under ENTERTAINMENT
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UPCOMING BLUES EVENTS OF NOTE IN OUR REGION
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It’s the last weekend of OTTAWA BLUESFEST
Visit www.ottawabluesfest.ca for Line-Up
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June 2015 events at The Cove

The Cove Inn WestportHello friends of the Cove! Summer is here. It’s come a tad early but for the most part, Westport has been very active and bubbly! The patio overlooking Westport Pond is in full swing and our weekly entertainment schedule returns this week as well! Lots to bop your head to…

The Cove Inn is also extremely excited to announce our newly renovated website WWW.COVEINN.COM! We hope you all like it as much as we do. The entertainment section will feature event posters soon as well. We are also officially on Instagram and Twitter under @thecoveinn so follow
us if you wish.

See our events and entertainment taking place this June! (click flyer to enlarge)

Every Wednesday
RACK ‘n TUNES with SHAWN McCULLOUGH. Rack of Ribs + Fries $10. 7-10pm
www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Every Thursday
JAZZ NIGHT RETURNS with SPENCER EVANS TRIO featuring Spencer Evans on Piano/Clarinet/Vocals, Seamus Cowan on Bass/Vocals and Rob Radford on Drums/Vocals. 9-11pm $5

Every Sunday
HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio (Gananoque, Vocal/Guitar Duo) Our favourite duo plays jazz, contemporary, folk, blues and more, with love. 12:30-3:30pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

OhSusanna 2015Friday June 5
OH SUSANNA (Toronto, Indie/Folk) Canadian Folk Music Award Winner, Juno Award Nominee + CBC Great Canadian Song Quest Winner! You hear her all over CBC and more. Her latest record features songs by great Canadian songwriters/friends. 7-10pm $10
www.ohsusanna.com

Saturday June 6
SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Westport, Country/Guitar) 6-9pm
www.reverbnation.com/shawnmccullough

Terry Tufts 2015.epsFriday June 12
K.E.W.T. – KATHRYN BRIGGS & TERRY TUFTS (Folk/Guitar)
Folk master/finger-style guitar virtuoso crashes into town with his wife pianist/collaborator for an evening of introspective song and feel good moments. Has played with the likes of David Francey, Ian Tamblyn, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, and George Fox…and has 7 albums to his credit. 7-10pm $10
www.terrytufts.com

Kevin & VanessaSaturday June 13
20 + 27 HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio (Gananaoque, (Vocal/Guitar Duo) 6-9pm
www.kevinheadmusic.com

Friday June 19
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Oxford Station, Folk/Country/Rock) Wonderful songs and vibe from a well travelled musician. 6-9pm
www.reverbnation.com/johnwilberforce

Sunday June 21
FATHER’S DAY Celebrate your dad! Mixed Grill Special. 5:30-9:00pm

Stringtease 2015Friday June 26
STRINGTEASE (Westport, Gypsy/Blues/Folk) Local quartet pull on your heartstrings and get you singing along to there bar room gems. 6-9pm

Turpins Trail Canada Day PreParty 2015Tuesday June 30
CANADA DAY Pre-PARTY with TURPIN’S TRAIL, ex-CROOKED WOOD (Folk/Celtic) A renowned quintet from the Kingston area, these boys can sing, play and entertain like the best of them! Four part harmonies and firey solos make the hair on your neck stand up. You may know them as Crooked Wood but their new name is TURPIN’S TRAIL! Celebrate Canada Day a
day early! 6:30-10:30pm $10
www.turpinstrail.com

Spa Weekend Retreat

Revitalize your body, mind and spirit

When: 2 Options!
June 19th -21st 2015

Or
August 21st -23rd 2015

Where: The Westport Centre for Creative Learning At Stepping Stone 328 Centreville Road, Westport

Cost:
No accommodation $125 per person
Double occupancy $ 350 per person
Single occupancy $450 per person

Includes:
60 minute full body massage
90 minute pedicure and polish
Yoga class
Luxurious bath products
And much more

On June 19th -21st 2015 we are hosting
Sundari Day Spa, Moongate Garden Yoga and Seasons of Westport. Allow us to
pamper you through yoga, massage, reflective journal writing and much more.*

*Friday:*
Friday night reception – refreshments – social – full body massages with
Sundari Day Spa

*Saturday:*
Delicious breakfast followed by the workshop, Reflective Journal Writing
at 11 am
1 pm Lunch followed by Accessory Presentation with Seasons of Westport and
self relaxation. Opportunity to relax by the pool or grounds of Stepping
Stone or visit the shops of Westport
7 pm Dinner

*Sunday:*
Breakfast followed by Yoga with Muguette from Moongate Garden Yoga Studio
at 10 am
After yoga Sundari Day Spa will be offering Full Pedicures!

Be prepared to be amazed. You will be revitalized and refreshed through a variety of experiences. Allow us to pamper you through yoga, massage, reflective journaling and much more. You will be nourished and replenished with healthy yet delicious food. This unique Spa Weekend is nestled in a beautiful natural setting, gorgeous gardens, a pool and serene pond with waterfalls.

For those who require accommodation we offer unique luxury rooms with private ensuite.
We warmly welcome you on your own, with a partner, with a friend or bring a special group. Indulge yourself ~ you deserve it.

Visit our website for more information:
www.centreforcreativelearning.com
Email: info@centreforcreativelearning.com
Phone: 613-273-2226

Poetry Weekend

Westport Centre for Creative Learning

The Short Poem

Compression, image, metaphor, voice—there are many routes to the short poem. How does it accomplish so much in a little arena? In this workshop we’ll explore the elements behind the short poem. Through examples, exercises, discussion and reflection, we’ll explore the landscape of the small. The opportunity to read your drafts will be part of the process. This workshop is suitable for all levels—from beginner to advanced.
Presented by Catherine Graham, Winner of the International Festival of Authors Poetry NOW competition. She is the author of five critically acclaimed poetry collections. Her most recent collection, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects, was a finalist for the Raymond Souster Poetry Award and the CAA Poetry Award. Winner of the International Festival of Authors Poetry NOW competition, she holds a Masters’ degree in creative writing from Lancaster University and teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto where she won an Excellence in Teaching Award.
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Writing as Re-Enaction

Writing as Re-enaction is a technique that lies at the heart of all good literary writing but is rarely noticed or discussed, perhaps because it’s often invisible and always tricky to talk about. But in this workshop we will be talking about it and looking at clear examples, and then participants will be writing examples of their own. Finally, the participants will read their examples to the group and respond to their colleagues’ fresh compositions. “I love leading this workshop, which participants always enjoy, sometimes to their own surprise.”
Presented by Steven Heighton, Trillium Award Finalist and Governor General’s Award Nominee. His most recent books are the Trillium Award finalist The Dead Are More Visible (stories), Workbook, a collection of memos and fragmentary essays, and Every Lost Country (a novel). His 2005 novel, Afterlands, appeared in six countries, was a New York Times Book Review editors’ choice, and was a best of year choice in ten publications in Canada, the USA, and the UK. He is a fiction reviewer for the New York Times Book Review.

Strange Little Dramas: Staging Weirdness in Your Poems

Let’s face it; there’s something alien at the core of poetry. And unless poems are generated through strategies that exist outside intentionality – computer-generated poems, for example, or poems that operate through random processes like rolls of dice or other elements of chance – a reader of strong poetry often senses the presence of a poetic ‘self’. Dull poems often have a familiarity, a voice we’ve heard before. The first half of this workshop will focus on strategies for pushing your poems in more startling, even bizarre directions. The workshop’s second half will examine the notion of dramatic presence, and how to achieve singularity of voice. Examples will be drawn from a variety of poets. If you would like to bring in your own work feel free to do so. We will concentrate on writing exercises that leverage new poems with a fresh oddness and singular dramatic presence – the sense that ‘here’s a voice I haven’t heard before’.
Presented by Jeanette Lynes, winner of the Bliss Carman Award & the Nick Blatchford Occasional Verse Award.
With a new book poetry being published in fall 2015 and multiple awards for her past work (Archived of the Undressed, The Factory Voice) The Factory Voice, a Globe and Mail ‘Top 100’ book for 2009, was also podcast on CBC Radio and was the Durham Region Public Libraries’ ‘Community Reads’ choice in 2010. Jeanette has taught at The Banff Centre and has been a Writer in Residence at multiple libraries and schools. Currently, Jeanette directs the MFA in Writing at the University of Saskatchewan where she also leads graduate writing workshops.

The Nature of Poetic Process and Poiesis vs Creativity

This is a talk and discussion on the way poems evolve and present themselves to the poet – the way of mind. Following Coleridge’s poem, Frost at Midnight”, we will investigate the nature of poetic process; and discuss the difference that may lie at the heart of the terms poiesis vs creativity.
Discussion with Ian Burgham, Winner of the Queen’s Well-versed Award and Nominee for the ReLit Award.
Ian spent many years in Scotland, and spent three years attending the University of Edinburgh where he studied the nature of poetic process and the writings of William Blake. He is the author of five collections of poetry. Burgham has performed his work in many poetry venues, published in over twenty literary and poetry journals in Canada, the UK and Australia, and toured Great Britain reading at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at Canada House in London. His newest work, Midnight, has just been launched by Quattro Books this year.

Unforgettable! Outstanding! Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to meet
and work with some of the world’s most profound writers and poets. This event is a
meaningful experience where you will be indulged and deeply satisfied not only
through rich language and the power of poetry, but also by 50 acres of serene nature,
complete with ponds, waterfalls and breathtaking beauty.

June 5th, 6th and 7th 2015

PRESENTING:

Catherine Graham
Steven Heighton
Jeanette Lynes
Ian Burgham


Friday:

Friday night reception – refreshments – social – introduction to the poets and the weekend

Saturday:

Delicious breakfast followed by the workshop, The Short Poem by Catherine Graham at 10 am till 12
Lunch followed by Writing as Re-Enaction by Steve Heighton at 2 pm till 4 pm
Dinner followed by Poetry Reading by Poets (accompanied by refreshments)

Sunday:

Breakfast followed by the workshop, Strange Little Dramas: Staging Weirdness in Your Poems by
Jeanette Lynes at 10 am till 12 noon
Lunch with talk about the nature of poetry and Poeisis by Ian Burgham
2:30PM Poetry Reading with Jeanette, Steve, Catherine and Ian (open to the public)
4PM Coffee, Tea, Dessert and closing remarks

Sunday afternoon Poetry Reading 25 per person
Daily rate (includes lunch) 95 per person
No accommodation 350 per person
Double occupancy with ensuite 550 per person
Single occupancy with ensuite 650 per person

Sunday Afternoon will include refreshments, signed poetry book (offered while quantities last) plus there will be a draw for an e-mailed review and critique of a poem from Jeanette Lynes.

We suggest early registration to confirm participation. We are offering few spaces to allow us to provide specialized care and attention to each guest. There are limited spaces are available and they will quickly fill up.


Westport, Ontario
For inquires or bookings please email
info@centreforcreativelearning.com
REGISTER at www.centreforcreativelearning.com

Wellness at the Centre for Creative Learning June 19-21

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June 19-21

Be revitalized and refreshed at this weekend retreat. Join us and relax your body and mind. We will offer you a variety of treatments. Care will be given towards muscle, skin and soul. Topics and treatments will be yoga, massage, facials and much more. Healthy, delicious meals are included. This unique Spa Weekend is taking place at the centre amongst a beautiful natural setting, gorgeous gardens, a pool and serene pond with waterfalls. For those who require accommodation we offer unique luxury rooms with private ensuite. Open to couples, friends or individuals.

No accommodation 125 per person
Double occupancy with ensuite 350 per person
Single occupancy with ensuite 450 per person

SENIORS SPECIAL EVENTS SUMMER PICNIC

June 19th

Anyone 50 years of age and older, whether or not you belong to one of the Township’s Seniors Clubs, you are invited to join us at Lower Beverley Lake Park for a Chicken BBQ lunch and entertainment – rain or shine – for $10.00.

Call Sue at the Township 1-800-928-2250 to reserve your spot by June 12th.

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