Wings ‘n Tunes + Open Mic with Shawn McCullough


“Wings ‘n Tunes + Open Mic” hosted by Shawn McCullough is back every Wednesday from 5-8pm at the Cove.

Master guitar player/singer/alternative lyricist/showman/songwriter Shawn McCullough helps you break up your work 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 has performed recently with rising CMAO and CCMA nominated Country star Brea Lawrenson!

Hear the next best thing in the local music scene at the Open Mic! You can win a Gift Certificate to The Cove nightly with crowd response AND/OR get your name in the draw for a guitar at the end of each season of Wings ‘n Tunes and Rack ‘n Tunes.

Have a NIGHT out on the town with MUSIC and a pound of The Cove’s classic breaded WINGS with Fries or your choice of side for $17 + HST.

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!

“Full COVID-19 protocol in effect. Masks required until seated. Advance reservations preferred. Limited capacity so call to book early. Get together with friends and create your own “bubble” table to safely maximize seating. Thank you for your support!”

Date :
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020 from 5 to 8pm

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

Contact :

Seamus Cowan – (613) 273-3636 – 

Tuesdays with Eric feat Eric Uren & Special Guests


Join us for live music at The Cove from 5-8pm with Eric Uren and special guests!

Eric Uren has been performing in clubs and pubs across Canada and Europe for over 25 years. His straightforward, honest delivery of well-known songs by artists like Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Johnny Cash and Steve Earle connect with audiences of all ages. He is a warm and personable performer who excels at creating a friendly, social atmosphere wherever he takes the stage. He was in London, ON for a few years and now he is back in the area!

Bring, Sing and/or Suggest some songs to work on!

Date :
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2020 from 5 to 8pm

Event location :
2 Bedford Street

Contact : 613.273.3636

What’s Cooking from Home!


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 :
Tuesday, December 1 & 15, 2020 from 10am to 1pm


Event location :
Free Methodist Church
Westport, ON, Canada (Live Session)


Contact :
Phone contact: 613-272-2799 X237

Township of Rideau Lakes – December events 2020

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




Celebrating the Season


Each Christmas season the Delta Mill Society installs large lighted candles and wreaths in the Old Stone Mill windows and people come from many miles around to see this beautiful seasonal display.

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.

You can upload the following documents 1 & 2 for more information about the event.


Date :
November 27, 2020 to November 28, 2020 from 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Event location :
44 King Street, Delta, ON

Contact :

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

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


Date :
November 21, 2020 from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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

Contact :


Blues on the Rideau with HOROJO TRIO


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.

Fee: $70.

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.

CALL THE COVE at 613-273-3636

Well-priced accommodation is available at The Cove and nearby B&B’s for those who want to stay overnight.


Date :
November 14, 2020 from 7pm to 10pm

Event location :
The Cove Inn

Contact :

Rideau Tole & Decorative Artists

Art, Painting, Paper, Color, Watercolor, Brush, Door


New members are always welcome.

Members paint on wood, fabric, glass, paper, tin and canvas with acrylics and water based oils, use spackling compounds, interesting textures and different brushes and stroke techniques.


Date :
November 10, 2020 from 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Event location :
St. Paul’s Anglican Church
17 Spring St, Westport, ON

Contact :
Contact: Barbara McBride
Phone: 613-273-6405

Delta McMuffin Breakfast


Date :
November 7, 2020 from 7:30am – 10:30am

Event location :
Delta United Church, 36 King St
Delta, ON

Contact :

Virtual Story Time

Virtual Story Time with Laura Lee – Parents/caregivers with their young children are invited to a live Rideau Lakes Public Library story time. Join Monday & Thursday @ 9:30am on Zoom. Bring along your enthusiasm and 2 tapping sticks “wooden spoons or small real sticks” for story, songs & rhymes.

Laura Lee is on holiday (November 1 – 7) so she will send a YouTube video for your family to enjoy

Date :
November 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020 from 9:30am – 10:15am

Event location :
Online Youtube event

Contact :
For more information or to receive the invite link contact Laura Lee –