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
Barb Carr and David Craig sent along this reminder. It's a great way to support our fellow-retirees; and if you stay for lunch, you're supporting local business - a win-win situation!
There is still an exhibit up of some of Barb's collages and David's photos at The Golden Rooster Deli, downtown. If you've already dropped in, that's great, thank you! But if you haven't, when you get a chance, why not drop in to have a look?
Golden Rooster Delicatessen
111 Princess St.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-5:00/ Sat 7:30 - 4:00/ Sun closed
David Craig provided the following information that should be of interest to those of us who like to walk along the Kingston shoreline. He also attached a poster of the event.
Shoreline Shuffle Salute (July 15 -21)
There will be an exhibit this July 15-21st at the Tett Centre to celebrate the Shoreline Shuffle (which originally took place June 23, 2013) as a successful activist event and one that helped to stimulate the creation of Kingston’s Waterfront Plan.
This current celebration of the show, titled 'Shoreline Shuffle Salute,’ will feature videos and photographs from that day as a salute to our City and a thank you to its public who attended and/or became involved. David was one of the photographers, so his photos will be on display.
The opening reception will be on Saturday, July 15 at The Tett Community Gallery, 4-7 p.m. See above attached notice for all the details. Hope you can go.
OUR OWNER IS SENDING US BACK TO THE SHELTER!
My sister and I are good cats - we even kept the mice out of his warehouse! But oh no, he has to decide to leave town, and now we are homeless! If you do not have enough room for the two of us then take me - I am the smartest. And maybe you have a sister who will adopt my sister and then we can still visit. Whatever happens please help us!
You can contact our owner (Mike Burns) at email@example.com