November 20th is the RURAL RECREATION ASSOCIATION (RRA) of Lanark, Leeds – Grenville will be hosting their annual day-long Recreation Summit at the North Grenville Municipal Centre in Kemptville. Keynote speakers, displays, panel discussions, fabulous lunch and great networking opportunities all for just $25.00. If you are interested in outdoor recreation, volunteer with community groups, are a professional in the recreation or health care field, an educator or sport enthusiast then this day is for you. Details are available from the Chair of RRA (Rural Recreation Association) Bonnie.Schnittker@healthunit.org
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On November 8-9, the Elgin and Area Heritage Society has prepared a World War 1 Commemoration event in honour of the men and women from North Leeds (Bastard and South Burgess, Newboro North Crosby, South Crosby, Westport). The EAHS has assembled a large amount of information and material relating to this division, which used the school yard of the Red Brick School as their training ground, of the 156th Leeds-Grenville Battalion.
The event includes displays, a slide presentation, live music with guest speakers at 1PM on both days: Saturday, Nov 8 11am-4pm and Sunday Nov 9 1-4pm at the Red Brick School, Elgin. Of particular interest is the resonance of these names for the descendants of many of the individuals listed in the displays continue to reside in our area today.
November 5 join the RIDEAU LAKES HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY as they explore the trends in Christmas decorating. Colleen Kahrman of Hidden Garden Floral Designs is the guest speaker, she’ll be presenting “Trends in Christmas Decorating – Traditional Tinsel to Modern Edgy” at the Portland Community Hall.
For more information call, 613-359-6031.
Lower Beverly Park invites you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the season by walking through the park or enjoying a wagon ride around the park where the trees and buildings are lit up with over 75000 lights. Christmas carols will be playing throughout the park with various festive displays lit up for your pleasure.
Free wagon rides will be available throughout the park on half hour intervals between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Wagon rides will ONLY be available from the United Church.
People are encouraged to walk throughout the park to view the sites. Pedestrian parking is available from the Village Boat Launch which is located on the park entrance road.
Stop by Santa’s workshop (Cottage #1) for a visit and leave your letter for Santa. Please bring your own camera for a photo opportunity with Mr. & Mrs. Claus.
Hot Chocolate and Willard’s Donuts will be provided at Cottage #2.
Meals will be available each evening at the United Church starting at 4:00 p.m. Handicapped accessible parking will be available on Church Street.
|Date||Meals at the United Church||Time||Price per person|
|Saturday, November 22||Lasagna||4 to 7 pm||$11|
|Saturday, November 29||Spaghetti Dinner||4 to 7 pm||$11|
|Saturday, December 6||Shepherd’s Pie||4 to 7 pm||$11|
|Saturday, December 13||Chicken Stew and Biscuits||4 to 7 pm||$11|
|Saturday, December 20*||Turkey Dinner||4, 5, 6 and 7 pm||$17|
* Reservations are required for the 20st
by calling Pat at 613-928-2712 or emailing email@example.com
Just letting you know there are some amazing November Events at The Cove. Come and dine at our Roast Beef Buffet, available every Saturday from 5:30-8:30pm. Just letting you know.
Look forward to seeing you!
HELL OF A HALLOWEEN PARTY with The Spencer Evans Trio 9-11:30pm
Prizes for Best Costume! All the crazy creepy hits!
Sat.Nov.1, 15, 22 + 29, Wed.Nov.5
HEAD OVER HEELS (Vocal/Guitar Duo) 6-9pm
Sweet Acoustic Sounds!
Wed.Nov.12 + 19
WINGS ‘n TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Country/Rock) 6-9pm
Weekly midweek tunes with the locals! $10 Wings and Fries!
HUNTER’S BALL with Shawn McCullough + Wade Foster (Country) 8-11pm
An annual tradition…now at The Cove.
TERRY TUFTS + KATHRYN BRIGGS – K.E.W.T. (Folk) 8-11pm
Legendary Canadian Folk Guitar player with his partner in their new project. Fantastic, Mind Blowing! Celebrate Terry’s 60th birthday and 40th year in the Music Business!
LONG SAULT TRIO (Folk/Jazz) 6-9pm
A new thing! Appalachian to jazz to folk to blues…
JOHN WILBERFORCE (Country/Rock) 6-9pm
A music treat. Solo!
Westport Christmas Fashion Show12-2pm
Featuring Fashions and Accessories from Local Westport Businesses! Door Prizes! Please bring a Children’s Winter Clothing Item in Support of our Winter Wear for Kids Drive for our Local Public Schools. An annual great cause. $25 Lunch and Show Tickets available at The Cove, Seasons of Westport and some other participating stores.
BLUES on the RIDEAU with FATHEAD (Toronto) 7-11pm $60 Buffet + Show
Juno and Maple Blues Award Winners!
SANTA CLAUS PARADE with HENRY NORWOOD + Friends (Country) 1-4pm
Local Country star Phenom with his band! Always a cozy party!
Look for great daily and weekly specials. Always creative, always well priced!
For More Info and Reservations, please visit:
Vancouver’s HARPDOG BROWN was on the loose at BOTR @ The Cove Inn, Westport Friday night and the crowd loved it – eating up his “take no prisoners” harmonica playing, deep Bluesy voice, great selection of songs (most of them original) and entertaining showmanship. Now I know what western Canadian and Pacific Northwest Blues fans have been talking about for years! Harpdog has the kind of feel for the Blues that only comes with experience and he’s got a ton of it. His young guitarist from Victoria – Jordan Edmonds – accompanied him beautifully all night long – not showy just tight and good. And of course Downchild members Gary Kendall on bass and Mike Fitzpatrick on drums provided a rock solid backline. The Cove buffet was delicious as usual, the dance floor stayed packed all night and $560 was raised for the WESPORT LIBRARY. All in all – a wonderful evening. What a terrific way to kick off the new season!
“Great show! Harpdog makes that harp talk!”
Daphne Buckley, Portland ON (regular attendee)
“A perfect 10 out of 10 plus bonus points for building such a warm, groovy community here! Watch for our full review of this night in the November issue”
Kris & Rob Riendeau, The Humm Arts & Entertainment newspaper, Almonte ON www.thehumm.com
“The food & service was super! Harpdog Brown was extremely enjoyable. 10 out of 10 for everything”
Denise LaViolette, Kingston (first-timer)
From Toronto – 2X Juno & multiple Maple Blues Award winners
“Funky, soulful & fun!”
Proceeds to the WESTPORT FOOD BANK (Bring a non-perishable food item with you please)
DINNER & SHOW still only $60
Advance reservations required
Accommodation available at The Cove & nearby B&B’s but book early – rooms usually sell out on Blues nights.
More info at www.bluesontherideau.ca
Just a friendly reminder after the busy Thanksgiving weekend…
We have a wonderful wine dinner coming this Tuesday.
Please call 1.888.COVE.INN if you wish to reserve.
Merci de tous le monde au Cove!
FRENCH CANADIAN WINE DINNER
5 Course Dinner with Ontario and Quebec Wine Pairings
Evening will be led by Andrew Rastapkevicius and Vanessa Nisbet from
Lifford Wine Agency.
Bottle draws too!
1. Four Bites – Cretons, Tourtière, Pea Soup Shot and Smoked Trout Napoleon
Hinterland Borealis Sparkling Gamay
2. Gourmet Poutine
Norman Hardie Riesling
3. Duck Confit on Apple and Endive Salad
Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir
4. Rack of Lamb with Quebec Baked Beans
Tawse Meritage Cabernet Merlot
5. Maple Sugar Tart with Candied Bacon
Neige Premier Ice Cider
Overnight Packages Available. Dinner for two, room and breakfast, $200
Standard Suite or $220 Jacuzzi Suite.
The Westport Farmer’s Market is preparing for the 2014 Christmas season and is looking for vendors for the Christmas Market on December 6th at Rideau Vista Public School. Visit their website for details and the vendor application.
The Christmas Market starts at 9am and will feature local artisan pieces and arts and crafts as well as baked goods. There will be a great turn out so to make sure you can get a booth don’t delay, apply for a space today, half of the market spots have been taken already.
So mark your calendar and get ready for the Westport Farmer’s Market Christmas Market, where the town comes together!
Books with Babies
Elgin Branch Wednesdays 10:30-11:30am
Parents with their babies are invited to a FREE, fun, interactive story time program that promotes the importance of reading with your child(ren) from birth.
• Bring a blanket
• Attend even if baby is sleeping
• No older siblings please
Contact the library for more information at (613) 359-5315 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Play and Learn
Elgin Branch Fridays 9:30-10:30am
Supported by the Ontario Years Early Learning Centres and hosted by Rideau Lakes Public Library at the Elgin Branch, this is a free, drop-in program for children age 0 to 6 and their families. Please contact the branch or email@example.com for more information.
Elgin Branch Thursdays 10-11am
Workshop is free but spaces are limited. Call (613) 359-5315 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Tween Book Club
All tweens (ages 8 to 12) are welcome to join the Tween Book Club from 3:30 to 4:30 pm at the Elgin Branch. There will readings from the monthly book selection as well as Lego to build with and Rainbow Loom projects. Please bring your Rainbow loom but elastics will be provided. Permission forms must be signed and returned to the Elgin Branch. Contact staff at any branch or at email@example.com for more information.
Meet Local Author Anne Raine
Tuesday, October 21, 2-3pm
Local author Anne Raine – presented by the Friends of the Rideau Lakes Public Library. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.