My recent printmaking has focused on the winter landscape, and the beautiful, subtle colours seen at this time of year. The exhibition is on in the Window Art Gallery (Victoria at Princess) from Jan. 31 to Feb. 18, with a reception on Saturday, Feb. 10th, from 2 - 4 p.m. Would love to see you!
Sunday February 4, 2:00 p.m. The Spire, Sydenham St United Church
Join Mark Sirett, AD of the Cantabile Choirs of Kingston, David Melhorn-Boe, choir director at Chalmers and Sydenham St United Churches, soprano Kathryn McConnell and other special guests in a lighthearted afternoon of singing. Kingston music-lovers of all ages are invited to sing their hearts out for a good cause. Coming together with friends and family to sing and have fun at informal and unstructured gatherings used to be a common occurrence. “Sing Alongs” may not be as common now, but if you miss the experience of community singing, here’s your chance! Sing along with folk songs, popular tunes, Broadway show stoppers…
Admission is free. Donations in support of The Spire and its ongoing renovations will be gratefully accepted. Hope to see – and hear – you at The Spire, Sydenham St Church, Sunday Feb 4, 2 p.m.
Two events you don't need tickets for...Both of the events below are by donation (suggested $10) in support of social justice and outreach programs.
First, enjoy a blast of seasonal music from the Communications and Electronics Garrison Military Band, on Monday, Dec. 4th, 7 p.m. at The Spire (Sydenham Street United Church). This upbeat concert is about 90 minutes long, and fun for the whole family.
Next, experience a dramatic, candlelight reading of that traditional Christmas ghost story, A Christmas Carol, in a vast and shadowy Dickens-era building. Enjoy hot cider and goodies at the intermission. Sunday, Dec. 17th, 7 p.m. at The Spire (Sydenham Street United Church).
It's not too late -
There's still time to head out along the Parkway to take in the annual show and sale by the Thousand Islands Fine Art Association.
The show is in the Visitors' Centre at the Mallorytown Landing site of the Thousand Islands National Park (between Gan and Brockville), and it really is a beautiful drive along the Parkway!
David Craig passed along information for those with fond memories of the late, great Leonard Cohen:
Tracie Morgan and the Erroneous Monks
present the words and music of Leonard Cohen
Sunday, September 10th @ 7 p.m.
The RCHA Club, 3rd Floor
193 Ontario Street
$20 in advance
$25 at the door
Tickets are available at the RCHA, Brian's Record Option, and from band members.
This is guaranteed to be a memorable evening. Hope you can go.
Cheers, David (613-544-4081)
Mike Hart, retired professor and coordinator on the Brockville campus, has brought out a book that tells the story of the Iroquois Confederacy.
As Mike explains: "The story follows the Iroquois Confederacy as they build an empire, become the proxy military and peacekeeping force of the Dutch, British and French ... as they move from princes of wilderness to refugees in their ancestral lands".
Wilderness Empire: A Story of the Iroquois Confederacy is available at Amazon.com