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Thousand Islands Playhouse Celebrations

36bfbfdThe Thousand Islands Playhouse is inviting you to come and celebrate Pride with them as local play-write Mark Crawford unveils his current masterpiece, Bed & Breakfast, on Sunday June 22. This is a free event offered at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Firehall Theatre.

For more details visit the Thousand Islands Playhouse website, or call the Box Office: 613-382-7020.

Help the Thousand Islands Playhouse raise money this summer by joining us on Thursday, June 26 for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT OUT. Enjoy fine Italian cuisine and cocktails at the Riva Restaurant, then a performance of “She Loves Me” at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer Theatre. This fundraiser is in support of the Thousand Islands Playhouse.

For more information visit the Thousand Islands Playhouse website at, www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/a-midsummer-night-out/, or call the Box Office at 613-382-7020. Tickets are $125 a person.

Summertime with the Thousand Islands Playhouse

The following are a list of events and plays  brought to you by the Thousand Islands Playhouse. Enjoy a show or come out to one of these events and show your support for you local talent.

gold event4th ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Thursday, June 12
For the past three years, the Playhouse has held a very successful Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Smuggler’s Glen Golf Course in Gananoque. This year, some changes have been made to the organization of the event to make it attractive to more of our patrons and friends. For further details or to register your foursome, visit www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/annual-golf-tournament/
Cost: $150 per person.

ADIRONDACK CHAIR RAFFLE
Raffle is ongoing from May 16- June 14 at 1:30pm
Five beautiful, hand-painted Adirondack chairs will be displayed on the Springer Theatre docks and raffled off during the run of “Driving Miss Daisy”.
You can view the chairs and the contest rules at the Thousand Islands Playhouse website.
Tickets: $10 – 1 ticket. $20 – 3 tickets. $50 – 7 tickets. Tickets are available for purchase 1 hour before each performance of “Driving Miss Daisy”. A winner will be drawn on June 14

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A Fable about Being a Little Bit Different
When a woodcutter comes across a nest of freezing baby birds, he shelters them under his hat. But where he lives, tipping your hat to others is not only a courtesy, it’s the law! Will he follow the rules, or follow his heart?
Performed by the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company
A Fable about Being a Little Bit Different
When a woodcutter comes across a nest of freezing baby birds, he shelters them under his hat. But where he lives, tipping your hat to others is not only a courtesy, it’s the law! Will he follow the rules, or follow his heart?
Performed by the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company
www.1000islandsplayhouse.com/bird-brain/

Free Public Performances: June 5 – July 5 (Thursdays & Saturdays) 4:30pm – Town Hall Park Gananoque
June 7, 2:00pm – Firehall Theatre
July 1 (Canada Day) 3:00pm – Town Hall Park Gananoque
To book a performance at your school, library, park or special events, contact Andrew Geekie 613-382-7086 ext 24
Visit the Thousand Islands Playhouse website for more information.

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A Comedy of Unlikely Friendship
May 16 – June 14
Over twenty-five years, a wealthy widow and her kind chauffeur share humorous adventures in this beloved and heart-warming story about overcoming prejudices, accepting change and the power of friendship.

The Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer Theatre
www.1000islandsplayhouse.com
Box Office: 613-382-7020
Tickets: Regular $32, 65+ $30, Student/child $16

ASL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE- DRIVING MISS DAISY
Saturday June 7, 2:30pm
The Thousand Islands Playhouse is proud to offer our first American Sign Language (ASL) interpreted performance in partnership with Limestone Hands in Kingston. During this performance, two interpreters from the Canadian Hearing Society will be present to interpret the performance for audiences. Everyone is welcome!

The Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer Theatre
www.1000islandsplayhouse.com
Box Office: 613-382-7020
Tickets: Regular $32, 65+ $30, Student/child $16

SheLovesMe_SMALLeventlistSHE LOVES ME
A Musical Romantic Comedy
June 20 – July 19
Coworkers Georg and Amalia constantly bump heads, unaware that they are actually each other’s secret romantic penpals! This Tony award-winning musical is inspired by the same story as the hit film, You’ve Got Mail.

The Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer Theatre
www.1000islandsplayhouse.com
Box Office: 613-382-7020
Tickets: Regular $32, 65+ $30, Student/child $16

Westport Heritage Festival

HeritageFest LR 2014Saturday June 14th marks the 8th edition of the Westport Heritage Festival, a family-friendly festival where you can spend the day relaxing in the village. Our 700 residents love opening the town up to visitors and their families. Come out and enjoy the festival, kids can roam through the petting zoo and have their faces painted, you can take home a freshly made rhubarb strawberry pie.

Each June the picturesque village of Westport celebrates its small town charm and heritage with an all-day street festival where dozens of vendors sell art, crafts, unique one-of-a-kind gifts and delicious homemade food, it provides a chance to showcase the village charms to new people coming from Ottawa and Kingston.

Thacker recently said, “The event celebrates our success as a village and as a community. Westport is not immune to the ups and downs of the economy and what have you, but we persevere and are rewarded with a vibrant, vigorous village. Each year we marvel at the number of people that return. It’s been said before; nobody’s a stranger very long in Westport”.

Information Contact:
Nicki Thacker, Westport Heritage Festival – 613.273.4780; visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/heritagewestport

Seely’s Bay Red Canoe Festival

Red Canoe FestivalThis coming May 17 come down to Seely’s Bay for the Red Canoe Festival. There are a series of canoe and Kayak events, fitness events, a fishing tournament, and tons of activities for the little ones.

Shop in the Red Canoe Open Marketplace, enjoy a pancake breakfast or meal at Volunteer Firefighters BBQ.

So much to see and do, it’s going to be fun for the whole family! So don’t miss out, come to Seely’s Bay and stay for the whole day.

Events
Bowfin and Pike Tournament 6am-3pm
Kayak 101 Clinic 8-10:30am
Legion Pancake Breakfast 8:30-10:30am
Spring Back into Motion 9-10:30am
Fisheroo Silent Auction 9am-3:30pm
Kids and Cops Fishing 9am-noon
Red Canoe Fest Marketplace 9am-3:30pm
Antique Boat Display 9am-3:30pm
The Art of Paddle Making 9am-3:30pm
Adventure – Paddle Smart Interactive Demonstration 9:30am onwards
Paddling for Fitness 11am-12:30pm
Paddle Pursuit 11am-1pm
Silent Poker Run 1:30-3:30pm
Uncle Waldo’s Wacky Tacky Variety Puppet Show 11-11:40am & 2-2:40pm
Volunteer Firefighters Chicken BBQ 4:30pm
Harmoniacs Singalong Seely’s Bay Legion 7-9pm

Victoria Day in the Villages

VDay in the Villages POSTER 2014This Victoria Day weekend, come out on Saturday, May 17 at 8:30am for VICTORIA DAY IN THE VILLAGES!

There will be various events in the villages around the township of Leeds & 1000 Islands to celebrate the start of summer!
Tour your way through the villages and enjoy!

In Seeley’s Bay there will be a number of events to take in including the Crafts & Trunk Sales; Paddling & Fishing; Giant Puppets; Food & More. www.redcanoefest.com

Travel to Lyndhurst for their community Yard Sales, Huge Plant Sale, and Sidewalk Sales.613.928.1196

Come down to Lansdowne for the LAFR Plant Sale, Mom to Mom Sale, Bake Sale, Trunk/Trailer/Tailgate Sale, and Sidewalk Sale. lafr@1000islands.com

Lastly, Rockport will be holding its Sidewalk Sale, Plant Sale, Lunch Cruise, Lobster Dinner, and Sunset Dinner Cruise. www.rockportcruises.com

These are great events

Soldier On Afghnistan Relay

ID-100152876The last flag to be flown at Security Headquarters in Kabul will arrive in Westport on May 6 as part of the Soldier On Relay. The flag will arrive at the Westport Legion at 2:30 (approximately). A large receiving party will assemble at the Legion to welcome them. Members of the public are invited to attend to show their support. The flag will then travel to Parliament  Hill in Ottawa for the National Day of Honour on May 9th. More details are available on our blog and FB page.

Spring Skating Registration

ID-10043365The Rideau Lakes Figure Skating Club’s Spring skate session is now accepting registrants to join the skate club in their Canskate programs. Early registrants enjoy a discount, so join today! http://www.rlfsc.com/index.html

Big Bike

ID-100142150Want to ride a really BIG BIKE? Join the Elgin Lions on April 29 as they raise funds and awareness for heart and Stroke by riding the famous big bike starting at 10:30 am. You can ride or sponsor a rider – contact Ross Hawkins for details at 613-359-5833. Lunch provided!

Pitch In Week

ID-100143128This April 20-26 it’s time to do your community duty. Pitch-in & help clean up roadsides, parks, school yards & shorelines. Pick up your free pitch in (yellow) bags at the Municipal Office, Post Offices, libraries & local businesses. Call 1-800-928-2250 Ext 230 for more information. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers who “pitch-in” each year. Your efforts truly make Rideau Lakes a welcome community!

RECREATIONAL DANCE CLASSES

ID-10062091Registration for the children and youth recreational dance classes has begun and the last night to sign up is April 10th. All lessons begin April 17th in Portland. See recreation page for details.