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Thousand Islands Playhouse December Line Up

ID-100209525Looking for a theatrical pick me up? We’ve got the cure for what ails you! This December join us at the Thousand Islands Playhouse for one of these fantastic shows, beginning with our play readings of Siberian Summer, Bruiser and Lore. We have two Christmas pieces in the works and the Broadway hit, RENT coming up this month. Here’s a complete list of shows and times:

Siberian Summer
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Friday, December 5, 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Bed & Breakfast
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Home for the Holidays- Cabaret Music Series
Sunday, December 7, 2014

A World Christmas
Sunday, December 21, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

For more information and tickets visit the Thousand Islands Playhouse on the web.

Lyndhurst Santa Clause Parade

Lyndhurst Santa Claus Parade 2014smLyndhurst Santa Claus Parade
Saturday, November 15, 2014
Village of Lyndhurst
2pm sharp
Free candy for all children attending, handed out by Santa at the Library.
Leeds 1000 Islands Fire Services will be collecting non-perishable food for the food bank.

All Floats Welcome!
Line up at the old school grounds on Oakel St.
Entry Fee is a donation to the food bank. No pre-registration required.
Free hot chocolate and hot dogs for participants after the parade.

Cash prizes in each category:
Best Local Business
Best Out of Town Business
Best Private
Best Local Organization
Best out of Town Organization
Best Horses

For more information please call Velma Kelsey 613.928.2786.

November Events at The Cove

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

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

HUNTER’S BALL with Shawn McCullough + Wade Foster (Country) 8-11pm
An annual tradition…now at The Cove.
KEWT Terry Tuft & Kathryn Briggs

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.

FATHEAD PosterFri.Nov.21
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:

Harpdog Brown Review

Harpdog BrownWho let the Dog out?

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!

Commend Cards:

Harpdog Brown Blues Band“Great relaxed atmosphere, friendly people, good music. Keepin’ the Blues alive!” 9’s and 10’s out of 10 for venue, food, service, band and sound.
Laura Reeves, Smiths Falls ON (regular attendee)

“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

“The food & service was super! Harpdog Brown was extremely enjoyable. 10 out of 10 for everything”
Denise LaViolette, Kingston (first-timer)

Nov 21
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.
Call 1-888-COVE-INN
More info at and

Blues On The Rideau is produced by Choose The Blues Productions in co-operation with The Cove Inn, Westport Sponsored by Dan Aykroyd Wines, 101.9 DAWG FM Ottawa and LAKE 88.1 Perth/Rideau Lakes

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.


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