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Merry Christmas! :-)

 

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

In some Canadian families and in the United States, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree. In other families, individual members exchange carefully selected gifts. Popular gifts are toys, games and candy for children and clothes, music, alcohol and practical or luxury items for adults. Canadians may open their presents on Christmas Eve after a special church service or during the morning or after lunch on Christmas Day.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 

Date :
December 25, 2020

At Home for Christmas!

 

 

Some Kind of Choir is proud to present “At Home For Christmas,” a virtual choir concert. With plenty of surprise local guests, join us on YouTube for a fun musical evening, live in your living room.

Link TBA here and on all social media platforms.

Choir directed by Cordon Purcell. Production by Summit Sound.

 

Date :
December 6, 2020 at 7pm (live on Youtube)

Event location :
Westport, ON

Contact :
https://westportartscouncil.com/

New Year’s Eve with Turpin’s Trail!

Champagne, Champagne Bottles, Ice

 

Ring in 2021 with all of us at The Cove! Let’s put 2020 behind us and have a safe and happy NYE party! We’re having Chinese Food!
Back by popular demand, TURPIN’S TRAIL (Kingston/Perth Road Village, East Coast/Folk/Celtic) will perform for New Year’s Eve! Turpin’s Trail is the Kingston-based quintet of Chris Murphy, Jon McLurg, Brian Flynn and Noal St.Amand. Having played concerts and festivals across Ontario, Turpin’s Trail 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. Amalgamating gorgeous folklore and traditional celtic with east coast song, naturally, they are HUGE fan favourites in the Westport area and a great celebration band for New Year’s Eve!

 

OVERNIGHT, DINNER & MUSIC PACKAGE

Includes Room & Served Breakfast @ 9am. Check in 3pm, Check out 11am.

6-8pm Delicious, Served Dinner

NYE Party Favours & a Polar Bear Shooter!

8-11pm Dancing to East Coast/Celtic/Folk local phenom, Turpin’s Trail!!!

$300 + HST + 15% Gratuity

DINNER & MUSIC PACKAGE

6-8pm Delicious, Served Dinner

NYE Party Favours & a Polar Bear Shooter!

8-11pm Dancing to East Coast/Celtic/Folk local phenom, Turpin’s Trail!!!

$70/Person + HST + Gratuity
$140/Couple + HST + Gratuity

 

Date :
December 31, 2020 at 6pm to January 1, 2021 at 11pm

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

Contact :
1.888.COVE.INN – http://www.coveinn.com/

Delta McMuffin Breakfast

Breakfast, Cook, Food, Bread, Bacon

 

Join us for breakfast.

 

Date :
December 19, 2020

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

Contact :
613-928-3458

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 rebecca.whitman@rvca.ca.

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

 

Date :
December 19, 2020 from 10 to 11:30am

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

Contact :
613-273-3255 or 

https://www.rvca.ca/conservation-areas/fee-required/foley-mountain-ca

Jimmy Bowskill vs. Steve Marriner

 

STEVE MARRINER
Working with Jimmy Bowskill in all forms of management and bookings. TV and radio interviews/appearances. Session work, soundtracks and sideman work. Jimmy is quite possibly the most talented and diversified players on the Roots and Blues scene, mastering a number of instruments from electric to acoustic guitars, mandolin, fiddle, pedal steel and stand up bass and he has perfect pitch powerful vocals.

Canada’s Youngest Juno Nominee ever. Jim has won a number of Blues Awards, Music Awards and Maple Blues Awards.

“I played with him at this big festival in Canada called ‘Nakusp.’ He’s got a great feel. He reminds me of Paul Kossoff [Free], who we sadly lost all those years ago. He’s almost the spitting image of him which is incredible.”…Paul Rodgers, leader of Free, Bad Company, singer for Queen and The Paul Rodgers Band

“Great Guitar playing with a lot of feeling and expression in all styles from ZZ Top inspired Blues/ Rock to Peter Green, his country “finger pickin” or Power Rock.”…Guitar Magazine

“He plays in the top league with Peter Green, Stevie Ray Vaughan or Jeff Healey”…Breakout Magazine, Germany

The potential for big success is existing and Blues/Rock is in need for flesh blood”…Slam Magazine, Germany

“Bowskill has developed into one of this country’s most versatile roots and blues musicians. Not only is he a gifted guitar player, but he is equally as comfortable on the mandolin and fiddle (as well as other instruments, I don’t let him near the piano!). Did I mention he sings like a bird as well? What a talent!”…Lance Anderson, Juno Award Winning producer, keyboardist and associate of Oscar Peterson.

“I’ve known Jimmy since he appeared busking out front of Healey’s and Jeff invited him in to play with us. He was 11 years old and already sounding great I’ve had the pleasure of his friendship and playing on the same stage many times. Over the years it’s been great watching him grow up and see his musical abilities expand over time. Great guy and musician. I look forward to sharing the guitar spotlight with him again in the future.”…Pat Rush, Electric Guitar and Slide Guitarist with Johnny Winter

STEVE MARRINER
Steve Marriner is a dynamic and powerful performer. His incorporation of various styles of blues, roots and soul come together to form an original sound that is both deep and genuine.
Steve has toured internationally and performed at prestigious festivals, concert halls and music clubs throughout Canada, The US, Europe and Australia. While he currently dedicates most of his time to fronting the acclaimed roots sensation “MonkeyJunk”, Steve can often be found performing intimate solo shows and joining other artists as a dynamic sideman.
During breaks between tours, Steve has developed a sterling reputation as a studio musician and producer. He has an extensive discogrpahy and has recorded with the likes of Kim Wilson (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), Harry Manx, Richard Bell (The Band, Joplin), Gordie Johnson (Big Sugar, Grady), Paul DesLauriers, Steve Dawson and David Gogo. Not yet thirty years old, he has already produced ten full length studio albums. The man doesn’t stop.
Originally renown for his prowess on the harmonica, Steve has become a multi-instrumental force in recent years adding bass, guitar, drums, and keys into the mix. He’s won multiple Maple Blues Awards for Harmonica Player and Male Vocalist of The Year. As well as a 2012 Juno Award for Blues Album of The Year with MonkeyJunk.

Rate: $70

 

Date :
December 10 & 11, 2020 from 6 to 10pm

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

Contact :
Seamus Cowan – 1.888.COVE.INN

http://www.facebook.com/jimmy.bowskill.9%20www.facebook.com/stevemarrinermusic

Hooks & Books: a needle crafting group

 

Grab your “sticks”, your project, and head to the Elgin Community Hall to share your enthusiasm for hand work & reading. All ages, abilities, and types of needle craft projects are welcome. Space limited to 15 people, please wear a mask and physical distance.

 

Date :
December 4, 11, 18, 2020 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Event location :
Elgin Community Hall, 47 Main St, Elgin, ON K0G 1E0, Canada

Contact :
lauralee@rlpl.ca or call 613-359-5315 during desk hours

Virtual Story Time

 

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.

For more information or to receive the invite link contact Laura Lee – lauralee@rlpl.ca

 

Date :
December 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2020 from 9:30am to 10am

Event location :
Online Youtube event

Contact :
For more information or to receive the invite link contact Laura Lee – lauralee@rlpl.ca

No Principals feat.Dave Balfour & Jamie Campbell

 

Dave Balfour is a real and vivacious musical personality! He reels you in! He has been the MC of Stewart Park Festival in Perth for 18 years and hosted the Wednesday night jam at O’Reillys in Perth for over 10 years, bringing in a mix of young and old local talent each week. Each week Dave and guests would play a for a few hours of acoustic magic and mayhem with weekly new material keeping musicians on their toes. This larger than life man, with a sweet soft voice will have you tapping and humming along to your favorite tunes from the likes of Dave Matthews Band, Little Feat, U2 and The Beatles. He has played with Dog Day Afternoon (with Jamie), Guthrie House, Bald Like Dad and more.

Jamie Campbell has quite a prolific past in the music business as well. He is a member of Fireweed with Gary William Rasberry & Rob Unger. Voiceplay, guitarwork and a mutual love of all things acoustic fire the songs that we write and perform. Fireweed’s reputation for heartfelt, intimate live shows is wide-spread and well-known. They’ve performed at Blues Skies Music Festival, Summerfolk, Stewart Park Music Festival, the Ottawa Folk Festival, Mariposa, Hillside Music Festival, Skeleton Park Music Festival and the Amherst Island Folk Festival. He was also a member of acclaimed Quebecois performer Roch Voisine’s touring band! A high accomplishment for sure. Most recently, he has been playing the co-lead with Miss Emily Fennell and Doug Reansbury is a sensational tribute to the music of Carole King and James Taylor called You’ve Got a Friend featuring the best in Kingston’s musical veterans in Zak Colbert on bass, Ken Hall on keyboards, Duncan Holt on drums and James Wannamaker on sax. Always a packed house, this band will play The Cove again on Fri.Sept.7.2018!

Date :
December 3, 2020 from 5 to 8pm

Event location :
The Cove, 2 Bedford St.
Westport, Ontario K0G1X0 Canada

Contact :
Seamus Cowan – 1.888.COVE.INN – http://www.coveinn.com/

Wednesday Weekly Washer Toss

 

Head on over to Upper Rideau Legion 542’s weekly Washer Toss. It’s a great way to break up the hump day blahs with a blast of fun with great company. Everyone welcome with no experience necessary. $3 entry fee and the event starts at 7pm every Wednesday!

All events will be practicing social distancing and masks must be worn during play!

 

Date :
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020 from 7 to 9pm

Event location :
The Legion Branch 542 – 10099 County Road 10
Westport, Ontario K0G 1X0 Canada

Contact :
613-273-3615 – denniej@econ.queensu.ca