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Thanks Giving at the Mill

The Old Stone MillThis Thanks Giving come and and explore the Old Stone Mill and the Old Town Hall  in Delta, Ontario. There will be food, fun and more! Great for the whole family, so don’t miss out, come to Delta and enjoy an old fashioned Thanks Giving. Here are the list of events and times at the Old Town Hall and Delta Mill respectively:

Harvest Breakfast – 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Bake Sale – 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
BBQ Hot Dogs -11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Vintage Treasures/Treats Silent Auction 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Wagon Rides (weather permitting) – from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Guided Tours – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Produce Sales – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Gift Shop – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Blacksmithing Demonstrations – 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Rope Making – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Corn Shelling – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Milling Demonstrations – 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Spinning Wheel Display – 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

French Canadian Wine Dinner

French Canadian Wine Dinner PosterBonjour!
Well isn’t this exciting! With Quebec just next door to us and all of this lively Ontario wine to go with it’s rich cuisine, this is a match made in heaven. Should be a cozy evening with rosy cheeks.
A bientot mes amis!

PS I lived on poutine for a few years while in Montreal…who didn’t.

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 Lacus Sparkling Cabernet Franc
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.

October at The Cove

Westport OntarioHello October, the fun never stops at The Cove in Westport, ON! There is something for almost everyone. Look for weekly value days, theme nights, creative daily specials, wines of the week and much more…check out the October events below.

NEW WINE and FOOD MENU for Fall and Winter will be released the third weekend of October. Come try it out!
Seamus and all of us at The Cove

Every Wednesday
*with Shawn McCullough (Country/Rock)*
One Pound of Wings and Fries $10

Thu.Oct.2 + 9
The always popular night of off the cuff entertainment from the Spencer
Evans Trio featuring Seamus Cowan on bass and Rob Radford on drums. This
completes the 17th Season!
$5 Music
Last Jazz Night of the Season with *Emily Fennell* (Soul Singer

*with Crooked Wood (Folk/Celtic)*
Austrian Style Food Specials! German Beer Specials! Prizes for Best Costume!
$10 Music

Tradition! Turkey, Ham, all the trimmings and Pumpkin Pie.

A night of rock & roll from one of the greatest bands in history! From the
boys who brought you The Night is Young: Neil Young Tribute and Four Petty:
Tom Petty Tribute!
Featuring Seamus Cowan, Jason Kent, Eric Lawrance and Rob Radford.
Let’s spend the night together.
$10 Music

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!

1. Four Bites – Cretons, Tourtière, Pea Soup Shot and Smoked Trout Napoleon
with Hinterland Lacus Sparkling Cabernet Franc
2. Gourmet Poutine
with Norman Hardie Riesling
3. Duck Confit on Apple and Endive Salad
with Domaine Queylus Tradition Pinot Noir
4. Rack of Lamb with Quebec Baked Beans
with Tawse Meritage Cabernet Merlot
5. Maple Sugar Tart with Candied Bacon
with Neige Premier Ice Cider
Overnight Packages Available. Dinner for two, room and breakfast, $200
Standard Suite or $220 Jacuzzi Suite.


* Blues on the Rideau returns for its 10th SEASON! HARPDOG BROWN
Monster Harp player with All-Star Canadian Blues Band featuring members of
$60/buffet and show

*HEAD OVER HEELS* (Guitar/Vocal Duo)
A perfect night of relaxing acoustic sing-a-long music.

*with Spencer Evans Trio*
Everything from the Monster Mash to the Darkest Drones of the Devil will be
Costume Party with Prizes! Dance Off! Sacrificial Buffet!
$5 Music


ID-100160276Tuesday, September 23 join us at The Cove for a wonderful 4 course meal and the best Ontario wines. This even is a reservation only event, so reserve your spot today! Below is the menu for our Early Fall Table D’Hote.

Grilled Pear + Roasted Root Vegetables on Mixed Peppery Greens with Avocado
Oil Vinaigrette

Pan Seared Scallops in Thai Sauce

Beef Filet with Red Wine Sauce accompanied by a Broiled Lobster Tail with
Drawn Butter
Rice Pilaf + Broccolini

Duo of Local Cheeses

Chocolate Dipped Strawberries


There will be 2 different seatings, one at 6pm  and another at 7pm. We have a special rate for those who do not wish to have wine with their meal, $45 4 Course Meal. A meal with wine is $65 4 Course Meal with Wine (2 Glasses of a selection of Ontario Wine). All of these prices are per person, call us today and come and feast with us on Tuesday, September 23.

Reservations Only

September Events at The Cove

imageWelcome to September!
Our hours have changed for the fall…Looking forward to seeing you soon during this beautiful month. Bring on the real summer!
Seamus and All of Us at The Cove

Lunch 11:30-3:00
Munchies 3:00-5:30
Dinner 5:30-8:30

Wednesday to Saturday
Lunch 11:30-3:00
Munchies 3:00-5:30
Dinner 5:30-9:00

RACK ‘n TUNES with Shawn McCullough (Guitar Extraordinaire)
$10 Ribs Special Weekly!

JAZZ NIGHT with The Spencer Evans Trio
feat. Seamus Cowan on Bass and Rob Radford on Drums!
Weekly Specials!

Fri.Sept.5, 12 + 26
SHAWN McCULLOUGH (Guitar/Vocals)

Sat.Sept.6 + 27
HEAD OVER HEELS (Vocal Guitar Duo)

Sun.Sept.7 + 14
HEAD OVER HEELS on the Patio


BETWEEN THE LINES: A Canadian Songwriter Summit with Dean McTaggart, Terry Tufts, Rick Fines, and Kevin Head
Old friends reunite on stage for a special performance before the day of Cove mainstay, Kevin Head’s marriage!
Kevin Head is an accomplished singer/songwriter. You can read about him or hear him regularly at The Cove. He is the Host of the evening!
Terry Tufts
…is a finger-style guitarist living off-grid with his wife and daughter in the bush in North Frontenac, Ontario.
Terry has been playing music since 1974. His father’s job with the Canadian Government moved the family to Denver, Colorado in the U.S. in the 1960’s at a time when the folk and rock music genres were influencing opinion everywhere.
In 1974 he moved to Fredericton, New Brunswick, to begin pursuing his own musical career as a singer-songwriter and guitarist, as well as working as a session musician and sideman for a variety of artists including David Francey, Ian Tamblyn, The Arrogant Worms, Wayne Rostad, Susan Aglukark, and George Fox. He has 7 albums to his credit, one unreleased. He blends a well-traveled personal history into music without boundaries.
Dean McTaggart
…his professional career started as the lead singer/songwriter for the Canadian rock/pop band “The Arrows” in 1981. An independent release”Misunderstood” was followed by two albums for A&M records which produced the hit singles “Meet me in the Middle”,”Talk Talk”, and “Heart of the City”. When the band broke up in 1986 Dean went on to be a staff songwriter, penning many hits including “Heaven Help my Heart” – a top ten song for country superstar Wynonna Judd, ” Darkhorse” – a number one in Canada for Amanda Marshall which Elton John called ‘a sure fire hit’ on Rosie O’Donnell, ”Birmingham’ – a top twenty song worldwide for Amanda Marshall, as well as hits for Anne Murray, Terri Clark, Rita Coolidge, The Guess Who, Johnny Reid, The Rankin Family, Blues artists Shakura S’Aida, Danny Brooks and many others.
In 1998, McTaggart was nominated for the Juno Award for “Songwriter of the Year” for his works recorded by Amanda Marshall, Wynonna Judd and Tina Arena. Dean has released three solo discs, the most recent being 2010’s Drop the Needle in the Groove.
Dean’s most recent project is an 8 piece soul band called Ultrasound that features a who’s who of Canadian musicians…
(here’s kind of a fun article for you from the 1998 issue of Billboard Magazine on Dean:
Rick Fines
…based in Peterborough, Rick Fines is one of Canada’s leading blues, roots and slide guitarists, playing The Cove 5 times for the Blues on the Rideau Series. A veteran of the North American folk and blues circuits, Rick has won the Maple Blues Award as a solo artist, and has won a Juno Award and several Thomas Handy Awards for his work with the band Jackson Delta. Known for his virtuosic finger-style and slide guitar playing and his engaging stage presence, Rick delights audiences with soulful songs, wonderful stories and a mesmerizing musical experience.
Rick has performed and collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including legendary blues piano player Pinetop Perkins, famed songstress Colleen Peterson and folk icon Penny Lang, as well as Willie P. Bennett, Carlos del Junco, Suzie Vinnick and many more.
Rick has worked as a youth mentor at the Winnipeg Folk Festival and is a regular participant in Ottawa Bluesfest’s popular “Blues in the Schools” program. His obvious love of roots music is an inspiration to all. Listeners are fascinated by his playing, singing and songwriting skills, as well as his vast knowledge and love of the musical and social history of the blues.
Rick’s acclaimed CDs include “Nothing Halfway“, “Out Of The Living Room“, “Arcadia” and “Live At The Harvest “. He has also recorded an instructional DVD to share his exceptional guitar techniques.
$50 Buffet and Show
Reservations Only

OKTOBERFEST with Crooked Wood
Austrian style fare! Beer specials! Costume Contest! Prizes!
Learn to swear in Austrian and German…
Celebrate the spirit of community and thanksgiving!
CROOKED WOOD (Kingston/Perth Road Village, Folk/Celtic)
Crooked Wood is the Kingston-based Celtic/Folk trio of Chris Murphy, Steve Kennedy, and Jon McLurg. Having played concerts and festivals across Ontario, Crooked Wood has shared the stage with artists such as Murray McLauchlan, J.P. Cormier, and Leahy. Tight harmonies and acoustic instrumental accompaniment (guitar, mandolin, banjo, Irish Bouzouki, ukulele, Bodhran) bring out the beauty and energy in their original songs and their creative interpretations of songs drawn from Celtic, folk, bluegrass, and popular music genres. Joining Crooked Wood for the evening will be fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Brian Flynn. Amalgamating gorgeous folklore and traditional celtic with east coast song, naturally, they are HUGE fan favourites in the Westport area.
$10 Music
Reservations Suggested!

Camp Iawah Fall Events

ceThis fall come to Camp Iawah with the family for some seasonal fun. It all begins October 1 with the Camp Iawah Parade of Colours. There will be music and roast beef dinner to go with a social gathering where we’ll enjoy a message from Mel Finlay. Cost is $20 per person. You must RSVP by September 29 if you plan to come to this event. Call 613 273 5621, or email,

For all the informaiton visit the Camp Iawah website.

Join us for the Thanksgiving Family Retreat the weekend of October 10-13. The retreat features all the fun Camp Iawah offers for you and your family. To register you can download the PDF here, or you can register online directly at Camp Iawah.

For more information visit the Camp Iawah website.

Harvest Festival

The Old Stone MillCome to the Old Stone Mill Friday or Saturday, September 5-6, 12-13, 19-20 for all day flour grinding starting at 1pm.

As part of the celebrations there will also be:

Harvest Breakfast – 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Old Town Hall
Hot Dog Lunch – 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vintage Treasures Silent Auction (all day)
Bake and Produce Sale (all day)
Blacksmithing Demonstrations (all day)
Milling Demonstration (1 p.m.)
Corn Shelling, Rope Making, Spinning wheel demonstrations (all day)

For more information about the mill and tours of the mill visit, The Old Stone Mill’s website.

Old Bastards Vintage Bike Rally

ceCome to Lower Beverly Lake Park for the Old Bastard’s Vintage Motorcycle Rally from September 6-7. There will be wagon rides from the kids at 6pm on Saturday, September 6. The weekend is dedicated to vintage motorcycles, riders, and enjoying the roads of the Frontenac Axis.
Karaoke will be available on Friday night following show set up. Saturday’s events include the ‘Road Run’ at 11:00 a.m., a tour of the Old Stone Mill at 1:30 p.m., field games at 3:00 p.m., a chicken barbeque at 5:00 p.m. followed by music by the Spencer Evans Trio from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
The ‘Concours of Vintage Motorcycles will be held on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. with awards being presented at 11:30 a.m. As a family based event, day visitors are welcome @ $5.00 per vehicle. For more rally details, contact Ernie at 613-928-2841 or through email to

Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club

ID-10043365Sign your little ones up for skating lessons at the Rideau lakes Figure Skating club. Seasonal sessions begin September 4 and run until March 24, 2015. You can download a registration form from the Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club website.

Here’s a look ahead at our Fall and Winter schedule.


7:50 – 9:05 Open Ice – Session I (Starskate)
9:05 – 9:15 Flood
9:15 – 10:30 Open Ice – Session II (Starskate)


4:00 – 5:00 Sr. Freeskate
5:00 – 5:30 Sr. Skills & Dance

5:00 – 5:30 Jr. Skills & Dance
5:30 – 6:30 Jr. Freeskate (incl. Stroking)

5:30 – 6:30 Intro to Starskate

6:40 – 7:10 Pre Canskate
6:40 – 7:30 Canskate


4:00 – 4:30 Sr. Skills & Dance
4:30 – 5:30 Sr. Freeskate

4:30 – 5:30 Jr. Freeksate (incl. Stroking)
5:30 – 6:00 Jr. Dance & Skills

5:00 – 6:00 Intro to Starskate

For more information about the Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club visit their website.

Rideau Lakes Public Library Events

ID-100188972Come to the Rideau Lakes Public Library for more than just books, join a club and meet new people, share ideas and discuss this month’s latest read!

Starting Monday, September 8, join the Tween Book Club at the Elgin Branch. All tweens (ages 8 to 12) are welcome to join the Tween Book Club from 3:30 to 4:30 pm. 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 for more information.

Starting Friday, September 12, bring your young ones to the library for Play and Learn from 9:30-10:30am. Supported by the Ontario Early Years Learning Centres and hosted by Rideau Lakes Public Library at the Elgin Branch. This is a free, drop-in program for children ages 0 to 6 and their families. Please contact the branch or for more information.