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Head to Springer Market Square on Thursday evenings this summer and enjoy a movie in the open air. Find the full lineup of films at www.downtownkingston.ca.

July


Stage
 

Dreams In Motion

A Monster In My Closet, July 22, 7 p.m. and July 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Emily’s having a sleepover with her best friend Stephanie when they discover there’s a monster in her closet! Tickets $10 Adult, $5 Children. 365 William St. S, Gananoque, 613-382-6700 or www.dreamsinmotion.ca

 

Kingston School of Dance

Dance Camp (ages 6-12 years), July 11-15, July 18-22. Dance Daze (ages 4-5 years), July 25-29. Summer Dance Session for Tweens, Teens and Adults, 6 week program July 4-Aug. 15. Drop-ins welcome. Fall Term registration, Aug. 15-Sept. 2. www.kingstonschoolofdance.com

 

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Wingfield: Lost and Found starring Rod Beattie continues to July 16, Springer Theatre. Everyone’s favourite storyteller returns with the newest installment of life on Wingfield Farm, where the wells may be drying up, but ingenuity thrives. Is it the end of farming for Walt and Maggie, or can water really be found?

 

The Drowning Girls, July 1-30, Firehall Theatre. This splashy and theatrical “three bathtub play” tells the true story of a time in the early 1900’s when three wealthy British women were each seduced, wed, insured, and ultimately murdered -- all by the same man.

 

Lend Me A Tenor, July 22-Aug. 29, Springer Theatre. A fast and flirty comedy about an eager young man who experiences all the highs (and lows) of having to impersonate a famous visiting Italian opera star.

 

Performances Tuesday to Sunday, 8 p.m., matinees Friday, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. 185 South St., Gananoque, 613 382-7020 or www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.

 

The Wellington Street Theatre Project

Beauty and the Beast, July 27, 2 p.m. Starring Megan Ready-Walters as Beauty and directed by Anne Marie Mortensen, this timeless story of a beautiful girl and a terrible beast has enchanted young people for three hundred years. Adapted for the stage by Charles Robertson with music and lyrics by Michael K Myers this musical fairy tale is for all ages. Length one hour and fifteen minutes. Tickets $12/everybody. Group rates available.

 

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, July 27, 7:30 p.m. Starring Hannah Smith and Alex Whitehead and directed by Charles Robertson, this is a story of passion and violence between two warring families, the Montagues and Capulets. Out of this hate springs the love of Romeo and Juliet. Length two and a half hours. Tickets $20/adults, $15/seniors and students, $12/children under 12. Group rates available for groups of eight or more.

 

Performances at Sydenham Street United Church. Tickets available online at www.bottletreeinc.com and www.wellingstonst.net.


 

Arts & Museums

 

AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE

Summer SmARTs is an exciting new program for Kingston and area youth. Teens (14–16 years old) who want to develop skills and portfolios can take a one-week Painting/Mixed Media Course, offered from 4–8 July 4-8 or July 11-15. For children aged 8 to13, the Art Centre offers two one-week Art Day Camps, from July 18-22 and July 25-29. Each program is led by a Kingston artist, and instructors will be assisted by qualified and First Aid-certified post-secondary students working as counselors. Registration is limited to 15 participants in each week, affording individual attention and responsible supervision for each full day. To register go to www.aeac.ca to download the registration forms. Contact Pat Sullivan at 613-533-2190.

 

Collecting Stories, The Heritage Quilt Collection, until July 17.

 

Collecting Visions, African Gallery through Aug. 21.

 

University Avenue at Bader Lane, 613-533-2190 or www.aeac.ca

 

The Arden Artisans

4th Annual Garden Party & Open House, July 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five studios in and around the village of Arden will be welcoming visitors – find batik art, pottery, painting, jewelry, stained glass and more, plus refreshments and door prizes. We encourage you to wear a fancy hat and enjoy the art and the flowers. 50 minutes north of Kingston and west of Sharbot Lake, off Highway 7 on the Arden Road. Details and information at 613-335-2032.

 

Art in the barn

Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association invites the public to this new show, formerly Perth Art on the Lawn on July 9-10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The location has changed to the Lombardy Agricultural Society Barn, located south of Smiths Falls on Highway 15 at Kelly Road. The show features original watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings, pottery, quilts, metal works, carvings, ceramics and painted glass, as well as prints and cards. Admission is free, and a portion of all sales will be donated to Do it for Daron (DIFD), in support of youth and mental health through the Royal Ottawa Hospital. Purchases can be made with cash or cheque only as there is no facility for the Internet. www.rideaulakesartists.com

 

Art in Elginburg

Located in a pint-sized light filled porch, ‘The Gallery at the Porch Door’ is a new showroom for recent work by Sally Chupick, with a select variety of fine art and craft gift items by over a dozen Ontario artists. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until mid-September. 2611 Unity Rd., Elginburg, 613-531-4545 or www.sallychupick.com

 

Arts on Main Gallery

Summer Show continues until Aug. 22. Prince Edward County artists, paintings, mixed media, graphic art, sculpture, ceramic, porcelain, glass works, fabric arts, folk art, photography and pastels are all on display for your enjoyment and purchase. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 223 Main St., Picton, 613-399-3022 or www.artsonmaingallery.ca

 

THE BARN HOUSE GALLERY

Featuring original art in oil, watercolour, fabric art, and unique handcrafted twig furniture. Open until Oct. 30, Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located along the 1000 Islands Parkway in the village of Rockport, 54 Front St.

 

CANADA’S PENITENTIARY MUSEUM

CSC Leaders At The Penitentiary Museum, occasional weekends through September.

On many weekends from May to September, a CSC Leader will be on site from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to speak with visitors about the Correctional Service of Canada and about their personal role in Corrections. Among others, Wardens, District Directors, Deputy Wardens, Chaplains and Citizens Advisory Committee Chairpersons will be participating. 555 King St. West (corner of Sir John A Macdonald Blvd.), 613-530-3122 or www.penitentiarymuseum.ca

 

Catarqui Archaeological Research Foundation

Can You Dig It? Summer Archaeology Camp, July 13-Aug. 19. The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation in partnership with Canada's Penitentiary Museum will be running its 16th annual “Can You Dig It” Summer Archaeology Camp. Participants aged 8 to adult have the opportunity to experience archaeology first hand by participating in authentic archaeological excavation.

 

Public Day, July 27. The Cataraqui Archaeological Research Foundation will open its excavation of the Warden’s Residence at Canada’s Penitentiary Museum to the public! Join professional archaeologists and camp participants for site tours and refreshments. An excellent opportunity to tour an archaeological excavation in progress!

 

611 Princess St., 613-542-3483 or carf@carf.info

 

CORNERSTONE FINE CANADIAN CRAFT & INUIT ART

Bill Neddow Woodturning Exhibition, July 1-31. Bill Neddow is at the peak of his career, acknowledged as one of Canada’s top woodturners, and using the best of his woods for this exhibition. Find an excellent range of bowls and platters suitable for creative entertaining, simple salads, or for classic wedding gifts. 255 Ontario St. at Princess, 613-546-7967 or www.cornerstonefinecrafts.ca

 

Creative Brushes

Art Show and Sale at the Wilson Room of the Kingston Public Library in July. Opening reception July 5, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Plan to attend the show and sale of art by this very talented group of local artists known as the Creative Brushes. Browse and enjoy. Contact Gloria Cowan at cowanjg@sympatico or 613-544-3909

 

FAD


Fad: funktional art and design showcases handmade jewelry, pottery, glassware and woodwork by 40 of Canada's top artists as well as encaustic paintings by Tanya Kirouac. Art for everyday living. 250 Ontario St., www.shopfad.com or 613-393-5235


Fanfayr 2011

Fanfayr Arts and Crafts Show, Confederation Park, July 2-4. A tradition of quality arts and crafts in Kingston, not to be missed. Over 90 artists and craftspeople from far and near, working in wood, glass, oils, acrylic, watercolour, pottery, furniture, leather, toys, metal works, jewelry, food, adult designer sewing, knitting, hats and children’s clothing. Articles are handmade and unique! Contact Joan McGrath, 613-549-7706

 

GALLERY RAYMOND

Featuring a fine selection of original oils, acrylics and encaustics by local and regional artists. Currently showing work by Bonnie Brooks, Jane Colden, Tim De Rose, Frank Edwards, Grace George, Heather Haynes, Jordan Hicks, Harold Kaufmann, Michael Minthorn, Peggy Morley, Evelyn Rapin, Maureen Sheridan, Verna Vowles and Gerry Wright. 334 Princess St., 613-549-2477.

 

GALLERY VAGA

Visual Artists of Gananoque & Area, a co-op gallery with 20+ artists exhibiting original work, open until Oct. 22. Located on the waterfront at 125C Water St., Gananoque, 613-382-3406 or www.vagagallery.com

 

Kingston Archaeological Centre

Visit the Centre’s Interpretive Display illustrating 8000 years of human habitation in the Kingston area through artifacts and features from archaeological excavations. Displays include Aboriginal settlement, French Cataraqui, Loyalist Kingston, and 19th Century life. The Centre also offers a research library and archives, and year-round programming for all ages. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Free admission. 611 Princess St., 613-542-3483, www.carf.info

 

KINGSTON WALKS


Introduction to Kingston 101. Explore Kingston's past and present with our costumed tour guides on our short historical walk of downtown Kingston. Tickets sold at the Tourism Office, $7/person, $14/family. Tours depart at 1:30 p.m. daily or by reservation.

 

Towers & Turbines, 10 a.m. daily from Tourism Office. This multi-faceted walking tour combines Kingston's sensational past with the rapidly advancing wind farm on Wolfe Island. Get the best view of Kingston's forts and towers on the Wolfe Island ferry as costumed guides regale you with stories from Kingston's past!

 

For more information please visit www.kingstonwalks.com.

 


MACLACHLAN WOODWORKING MUSEUM

Great to Create, every Thursday in July and August, 10 a.m., Grass Creek Park. The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum will be hosting art sessions in which the entire family is welcome to create their own works of art. Featuring local artists, these workshops offer a variety of techniques from printmaking to watercolours. Join us for some hands-on fun! 2993 Hwy 2 East, 613-542-0543, www.woodworking museum.ca.

 

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS MUSEUM

Displaying the history of the Canadian Forces integrated Communications and Electronics Branch. For information and bookings call 613-541-5010 ext. 3289. 95 Craftsman Blvd., www.c-and-e-museum.org.

 

MODERN FUEL ARTIST-RUN CENTRE

In the Main Gallery: Condolence by artist Greg Staats of Toronto will be shown until July 23. A video and photographic exhibition examining the process of reconnecting with the traditional Haudenosaunee [Iroquois] restorative aesthetic of condolence ceremonies wherein individual grief is borne by all present and can be understood as an archive of shared experience.

 

In the State of Flux Gallery: Morning Glory by Kate Yuksel, an exhibit of photographs, which explore moments of fragility, uncertainty and tenderness, continues to July 23.

 

Vapours Concert, July 29, featuring the experimental music of Reena Katz, Sam Shalabi and Shanna Sordhal.

 

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 21A Queen St., 613-548-4883 or www.modernfuel.org

 

Museum of Health Care

Guided Tours are offered by appointment during the summer months. Highlighting fascinating stories about the history of health care in Canada, this 45-minute guided tour offers visitors a detailed account of the history behind the artefacts on display in each of the Museum’s five onsite galleries. Outdoor walking tours, kid-friendly family tours, and other interpretive programs are also available by appointment. 32 George St., 613-548-2419 for information and bookings. www.museumofhealthcare.ca

 

The Old Hay Bay Church

Built in 1792, the church is open to the public seven days a week until Labour Day. There is a custodian to interpret the history and heritage. Displays, artifacts and literature help make the story of this building come alive. Come and bring family, relatives or friends to have a picnic, plan a wedding, connect with the faith or our forbears, or trace genealogical links with Loyalists and other pioneers. From Kingston, drive west on The Loyalist Parkway (Hwy 33) and turn right at Adolphustown (County Rd 8). Go through Dorland to Hay Bay where the road curves to the right. The Church is on your left, by the water (Fire #2365). Custodian can be reached at 613-373-2261.

 

Oeno Gallery

Features new work by Kim Atlin and Scott Pattinson, July 2 to Aug. 22. Opening reception with the artists July 2, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to the exhibition we invite you to visit our newly opened 3 1/2 acre outdoor sculpture garden. Indoors we are exhibiting works from our stable of artists in the Alcoves. 2274 County Rd. 1, Bloomfield, 613-393-2216, www.oenogallery.com

 

PUMP HOUSE STEAM MUSEUM

Let’s Talk Science, every Thursday in July and August, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pump House Steam Museum. Add some scientific spice to your summer with Let’s Talk Science! The Let’s Talk Science crew from Queen’s University is at the Pump House to explore the world of science with kids aged 7 to 10 years. 
Topics include Water Dynamics, Pressure and Rockets
, The Classic Egg Drop
 and Light and Optics
.

 

Tales from the Rails, starting July 20, every other Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pump House Steam Museum. Do you like stories? Do you like trains? Well then we have the perfect way for you to spend an hour this summer. Come join us for a train story then make your own train craft and play some games! For children aged 2-6, this year the program is hosted by the local toy store, The Rocking Horse.

 

23 Ontario Street, 613-546-4291 ext. 1666 or www.steammuseum.ca

 

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour

Rideau Lakes Studio and Garden Tour, July 2-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The tour features decorative painting, hand woven and quilted items, pottery, china painting, decorative stone work, woodworking and exciting paintings in watercolour, oil and acrylic. Free brochures guiding you through the tour are available at many area stores, restaurants and welcome centres. For further information, contact Sherry at 613-928-3041 or visit our website at www.rideaulakesstudioandgardentour.com.

 

ROBERT MACKLIN GALLERY

Presenting emerging and mid-career established artists new to the Kingston art scene. Featuring painting, sculpture and original works on paper. 20 Market St.

 

Studio22 Open Gallery

Open Collection. Exhibit runs from July 2 to Aug. 21. A group exhibit from our collection of artists. We feature the Open Collection several times a year as a way to introduce our artists to people new to our gallery and for the purpose of highlighting new works by those artists. Gallery hours Wednesday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Friday evenings 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. 320 King Street E., 2nd Floor, 613-546-7461, www.s22.ca

 

Union Gallery

Topographies, Craig Wells, Clare Samuel, Andreas Rutkauskas and Eva Kolcze, continues to Sept. 25, in the gallery’s Main Space. Topographies is an exhibition of photo-based and video works and is curated by gallery Director Jocelyn Purdie. The works in the exhibition explore the interplay of memory, place and space – the virtual, the real and the imagined- and investigate these ideas through mark making, mapping, tracking and performative gestures.

 

7 Courses continue until Aug. 12 in the gallery Project Room. 7 Courses is a group show in seven parts that will roll out over the spring and summer in the project room of the Union Gallery. It is a sampling of the work produced by seven local emerging professional artists who participated in the Art Shift mentorship program over the last year. Participating artists are Rick Lapointe, Michael Davidge, Celia Piper, JoAnn Ralph, Arlene Cassidy, Melinda Richka, and Michèle LaRose.

 

Open Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 101 University Ave. 1st Floor Stauffer Library, 613-533-3171, ugallery@queensu.ca, www.uniongallery.queensu.ca

 

 

Music

 

The Canadian Guitar Festival

The Canadian Guitar Festival, July 29-31, Loughborough Lake Holiday Park. Bring your lawn chairs and settle in under our covered pavilion for 16 separate concert performances from some of the most notable and sublime guitarists from across the world. Swimming, camping, playground. Day passes available. 3060 Sydenham Rd., www.canadianguitarfestival.com

 

Downtown Kingston!

Big Band Fridays, July and August. Free Friday event concerts at 7 p.m. in Confederation Park.

 

Classical Music Series, July and August. Free Thursday evening concerts at 7 p.m. on St. Andrew’s Church Lawn.

 

Downtown Country, July and August. Free Thursday event concerts at 7 p.m. in Confederation Park.

 

Music in the Park, July and August. Free lunchtime concerts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 12:30 p.m. in Confederation Park.

 

www.downtownkingston.ca

 

St. George’s Cathedral

Summer Concert Series continues every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. through August. Join us for a mid-day musical interlude. Admission is free, with a voluntary offering collected. The July line-up includes: a Toronto Marimba duo, July 14; Lakshmi Ranganathan performing on the Veena, July 21; Three Winds (clarinet and vocals), performing music by Bach, Stamitz, Mozart, Schubert, and others, July 28. King and Johnson Streets, 613-548-4617 or www.stgeorgescathedral.on.ca.

 

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Jamie Parke, July 11, 7:30 p.m. Renowned pianist Jamie Parker joins host Eric Friesen in the new Studio S concert and conversation series. Reservations: 613-382-7020 or www.1000islandsplayhouse.com

 

 

Kids

 

Kingston Gets Active

Summer fun -- use your grade 5 and 9 Community Physical Activity Pass (received in schools) for free access to participating facilities at designated times all summer. Students can enjoy swimming, skating and gym use. Check our website for more details and active ideas for everyone. info@kingstongetsactive.ca, 613-546-2647 Ext. 226, www.kingstongetsactive.ca

 

MACLACHLAN WOODWORKING MUSEUM

Little Tree Huggers, every Saturday in July and August, 10 a.m., Grass Creek Park. For children ages 2-6 years, explore the world of nature in this fun interactive program. Little tree huggers will get their hands dirty learning about the world around them. Each program includes a walk and talk about nature found around the museum and then will participate in creating a nature craft which can be taken home. 2993 Hwy 2 East, 613-542-0543, www.woodworking museum.ca.

 

Theatre Kingston

Barefoot Players Summer Camp features three sessions, July 4-8, July 11-13 and July 18-22, for kids’ ages 6-12, at Vogt Theatre, Queen’s University. Spend a week this summer experiencing drama, humour, creativity and confidence. Learn a little about acting, dance and music. Have fun with puppets, masks and theatre games. The most important thing is to have fun with a performance by the kids at the end of each week. Call 613-544-2021 or email info@theatrekingston.com. For more information visit www.theatrekingston.com

 

 

Special Events

 

Confederation Tour Trolley

Season open until Oct. 10, hourly tours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Departs from the Visitor Information Centre, 209 Ontario St. Journey through three centuries of living history! View Kingston’s beautiful waterfront, charming limestone heritage and modern attractions on the comfort of Kingston’s only trolley. 613-548-4453 or 1-888-855-4555 or trolley@kingstonchamber.on.ca

 

CORK/Sail Kingston

Laser Master Canadian Championship and J22 Canadian Championship, July 8-10. Registration and check-in on July 7. Notice of Race and registration are available online. Volunteer registration available online for all CORK events. Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. 53 Yonge St., 613-545-1322 or www.cork.org

 

Downtown Kingston!

Kingston Buskers Rendezvous, July 14-17. Jugglers, acrobats, dancers, singers, musicians, comedians, fire-eaters, magicians and more hit the streets for this world-class buskers festival. www.kingstonbuskers.com

 

Princess Street Promenade, July 30. Take it to the street 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Join us as we close Princess street for an active, fun and entertaining experience. Your favorite shops and community groups are offering great deals and great fun!

 

Historic Farmers’ Market until September. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. Watch for special market events and the Antique Market on Sundays.

 

Movies in the Square, July and August. Free classic movies at dusk every Thursday in Springer Market Square. Don’t forget your chair!

 

www.downtownkingston.ca

 

Fort Henry National Historic Site

Sunset Ceremony Series, July 6, 13, 20 and 27, 7:30 p.m. The Sunset Ceremony is an evening military show featuring the Fort Henry Guard and its three performing sub-units, the Fife and Drum Corps, the artillery and the squad firing 1860's rifles. The show is capped off with a fireworks finale.

 

Last Night at the Proms, July 16, 7:30 p.m. Join us as we salute the British Empire with music, sing alongs and a Fireworks finale with live music fired off to Rule Britannia. featured performers for this show include the Drums of the Fort Henry Guard, Kingston Brass ensemble Brasswerks, and a 100 person choir featuring friends of the Kingston Choral Society. Musical excerpts include Pomp and Circumstance, Danny Boy and Amazing Grace.

 

Fort Henry Tattoo, July 23, 7:30 p.m. The Tattoo is one of Fort Henry's premier special events and showcases the drill and musical skills of the Fort Henry Guard combined with drill and musical skills from international acts. The highlight of the Tattoo is the over 150 Pipers, drummers and musicians that are on the Parade Square for the finale. The show is capped off with a spectacular fireworks finale.

 

1 Fort Henry Dr., 1-800-437-2233 or www.forthenry.com

 

K-Town Tri (Kingston) Inc.

28th Annual CIBC Wood Gundy K-Town Tri, July 31, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Confederation Basin and Ontario Street in front of City Hall. The popular K-Town Tri began in 1984 and has developed into three races; long course triathlon, short course triathlon and duathlon. An awards ceremony is held following the event in front of City Hall. Both elite and age group competitors are eligible for awards. For more information visit www.ktowntri.com or contact Joe Putos, Co-Race Director at 613-328-3600.

 

Kingston 1000 Islands Cruises

The Sunset Dinner Cruise, tours the region basking in the warm glow of the setting sun. Fine dining where the scenery is always changing. Aboard our dining ship, the Island Star, guests are treated to a 3-course meal with a choice of four different entrees all prepared on board and served to your table. Our evening host provides music, entertainment and a commentary of the sites along the way. At dusk, the candles are lit, the star lights shine and there's an opportunity to promenade on the top deck or dance under the translucent canopy of this unique 'Bateau Mouche-style boat. A Sunset Dinner Cruise hits all the right notes! Wednesday to Sunday, 6:30 p.m., all summer long. 1 Brock St., 613-549-5544 or www.ktic

 

Macdonald Festival 2011

Macdonald Festival, July 27 to Aug. 14. The Festival’s showpiece is a musical-comedy entitled, “Sir John, Eh?,” performed daily at St. Andrews Church (130 Clergy St. East). Visitors can also enjoy special galleries at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery and Bellevue House, a national short film and mural exhibition, and special presentations by Theatre Kingston’s Barefoot Players. With art, history and heritage, the Macdonald Festival is Kingston’s tribute to our favourite son -- an annual series of summer entertainments building toward Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200thwww.macdonaldfestival.ca, call 613-353-2069, or email birthday celebrations in 2015. For details, go to

info@macdonaldfestival.com.

 

Quinte Garden Tour & Tea

Whether you are a new or a seasoned gardener you’ll be delighted at the spectacular variety of garden styles and plant materials on this our 12th annual self-guided tour, July 10. Admission ($20) includes a Victorian Tea at St. Thomas’ Anglican Church, 201 Church St., Belleville.

 

Simply Paradise Dance

Every Sunday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the 560 Legion, 734 Montreal St. $8 admission includes munchies, prizes and a delicious meal. Dance the night away to a magnificent selection of music by Superior Sound. Singles and couples ages 40-90 all welcome. The dance celebrated its 25th anniversary in April 2010. Contact, Shirley Skinner, 613-634-1607.


 

Fundraisers


Cataraqui Women’s Charity Event

The Rose of Hope Tournament, July 26, Cataraqui Golf & Country Club. An eighteen-hole and nine-hole event. Limited space available. Proceeds benefit The Cancer Center of Southeastern Ontario at Kingston General Hospital for modern equipment and technology to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with cancer. Contact Jean Wilson, jwilson195@gmail.com or 613-549-4050

 

Easter Seals Ontario

Buck Lake Boatilla, July 2, 2 p.m. Every year since 2005, the Buck Lake Community has organized a “Boatilla” on Buck Lake just north of Kingston. Help the “Buck Lakers” send local children with physical disabilities to Camp Merrywood for an experience of a lifetime by donating today! Contact Megan Bomberry, 613-547-4126 ext 224.

 

KPMG Beach Volleyball Tournament in support of Easter Seals Ontario, July 16, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kingston Expert Tees, 1165 Collins Bay Rd. Beach Volleyball Tournament sponsored by KPMG, The Keg, K-Rock 105.7, and Expert Tees. Compete in either Co-ed 4’s Competitive or Co-ed 6’s Recreational. Fundraise as a team for our local Easter Seals children, youth, and young adults. Prizes will be awarded for top fundraiser, winning team, and team spirit! Contact Krista LeClair, 613-547-4126 ext. 226. Register online at www.ryatt.ca

 

Recreation

 

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Invasive Species Control, every Tuesday at 6 p.m., Lemoine Point Conservation Area. Join the Friends of Lemoine Point and help remove invasive species, such as garlic mustard, from the wooded areas of Lemoine Point Conservation Area. Meet at the Coverdale Drive parking lot. 1441 Coverdale Dr.

 

Canoe and kayak rentals, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Cataraqui Creek and Gould Lake Conservation Area. Rent canoes and kayaks and explore our reservoir. Rentals begin at $7 per hour. Paddles, lifejackets and safety kits included. Hiking and picnicking along our trails are also popular. Gate fees apply.

 

Summer is for visiting conservation areas. Around Kingston are Little Cataraqui Creek, Lemoine Point, Parrott’s Bay and Gould Lake Conservation Areas. Gate fees apply at Little Cataraqui Creek and Gould Lake Conservation Areas. Hike, picnic, rent a canoe or just relax.

 

Nature Explorers Summer Camp, weekly in July and August, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Register your 6 to 11-year-old today. Different themes each week. You can register your child(ren) for a maximum of two weeks. Cost is $170 per week; before and after care is available for an additional $25. Complete the registration form at www.cataraquiregion.on.ca or call 613-546-4228 for a copy.

 

1641 Perth Rd., 613-546-4228 x 221 or cataraquiregion.on.ca

 

Kingston Walks

Introduction to Kingston 101. Explore Kingston’s past and present with our costumed tour guides on our short historical walk of downtown Kingston. Tickets sold at the Tourism Office, $7/person, $14/family. Tours depart at 1:30 p.m. daily or by reservation. For more information please visit www.kingstonwalks.com.

 

Towers & Turbines, 10 a.m. daily from Tourism Office. This multi-faceted walking tour combines Kingston’s sensational past with the rapidly advancing wind farm on Wolfe Island. Get the best view of Kingston’s forts and towers on the Wolfe Island ferry as costumed guides regale you with stories from Kingston’s past! www.kingstonwalks.com

 

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada

Health Recovery Classes, Tue. and Fri., 12:15 -1:30 p.m., 302 Montreal St.. Classes for people with serious health issues. The practice of Taoist Tai Chi ™ internal arts of health can help alleviate conditions such as Parkinson's, MS, fibromyalgia, and others. It can be done sitting in a chair or wheelchair, or standing. kingston@taoist.org, 613-544-4733, www.taoist.org/kingston


 

Lectures & Workshops

 

ACFOMI Immigrant Services

ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold a free beginner French Conversation Group at our 2795 Princess Street office on July 12 and Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on July 26 and Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

ACFOMI Immigrant Services will offer workshops on Employment Searching Techniques (in English on July 5, and in French on July 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.). You will get valuable information on where and how to look for employment, specifically on the many places jobs are advertised.

 

ACFOMI Immigrant Services will offer a Local Labour Market Workshop (English on Aug. 23, French on Aug. 24 ). It will provide information about the Labour Market Trends and prospects to maximize your chances of finding a job and make informed decisions about your career.

 

Call to register at 613-546-7863.

 

 

August

 


Stage

 

BLUE CANOE PRODUCTIONS

Blue Canoe productions presents Cabaret, Aug. 3-7, 8 p.m. at the Grand Theatre. Cabaret celebrates Blue Canoe's 15th production and the end of its 5th season. It is the dawn of the 1930s in Berlin as the Nazis begin their rise to power in Germany, American writer Clifford Bradshaw steps off a train in the heart of Berlin. After making a few friends and finding housing, Clifford visits the strange Kit Kat Club and meets a young singer, Sally Bowles. The writer and singer soon fall in love. Meanwhile, Clifford's elderly landlord, Fraulein Schneider, gets engaged to a Jewish greengrocer, Herr Schultz – not an easy decision given the increasing influence of the Nazis. Clifford is soon faced with secrets and life changing decisions as he tries to stay happy with Sally while the world begins to fall around him. For Tickets, visit the Grand Theatre Box Office, 218 Princess St., 613-530-2050 or www.kingstongrand.ca

 

Dreams In Motion

A Pirate’s Life For Me, Aug. 19, 7 p.m. and Aug. 20 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Aristocrat Roger Goodman has his heart set on a conventional life married to the wealthy Sarah Huffington and living happily ever after. That is, until he finds out she thinks he’s boring and would rather marry a brave and adventurous pirate! Tickets $10 Adults, $5 Children. 365 William St. S, Gananoque, 613-382-6700 or www.dreamsinmotion.ca

 

Kingston School of Dance

Dance Camp (ages 6-12 years), July 11-15, July 18-22. Dance Daze (ages 4-5 years), July 25-29. Summer Dance Session for Tweens, Teens and Adults, 6 week program July 4-Aug. 15. Drop-ins welcome. Fall Term registration, Aug. 15-Sept. 2. www.kingstonschoolofdance.com

 

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Lend Me A Tenor continues until Aug. 29, in the Springer Theatre. A fast and flirty comedy about an eager young man, who experiences all the highs (and lows), of having to impersonate a famous visiting Italian opera star.

 

Billy Bishop Goes To War, Aug. 5-Sept. 3, Firehall Theatre. Jacob James stars as Billy Bishop in the inspiring and highly entertaining story of the all-Canadian boy who became an international hero. 

 

Performances Tuesday to Saturday, 8:30 p.m., matinees Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 2:30 p.m. 185 South St., Gananoque, 613 382-7020 or www.1000islandsplayhouse.com.

 

 

Arts & Museums

 

AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE

Collecting Visions, African Gallery through Aug. 21.

 

University Avenue at Bader Lane, 613-533-2190 or www.aeac.ca

 

Art in Elginburg

Located in a pint-sized light filled porch, ‘The Gallery at the Porch Door’ is a new showroom for recent work by Sally Chupick, with a select variety of fine art and craft gift items by over a dozen Ontario artists. The gallery is open Wednesday to Sunday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. until mid-September. 2611 Unity Rd., Elginburg, 613-531-4545 or www.sallychupick.com

 

Arts on Main GALLERY

Summer Show continues until Aug. 22. Prince Edward County artists, paintings, mixed media, graphic art, sculpture, ceramic, porcelain, glass works, fabric arts, folk art, photography and pastels are all on display for your enjoyment and purchase. Open seven days a week, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 223 Main St., Picton, 613-399-3022 or www.artsonmaingallery.ca

 

THE BARN HOUSE GALLERY

Featuring original art in oil, watercolour, fabric art, and unique handcrafted twig furniture. Open until Oct. 30, Thursday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located along the 1000 Islands Parkway in the village of Rockport, 54 Front St.

 

CANADA’S PENITENTIARY MUSEUM

CSC Leaders At The Penitentiary Museum, occasional weekends through September.

On many weekends from May to September, a CSC Leader will be on site from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., to speak with visitors about the Correctional Service of Canada and about their personal role in Corrections. Among others, Wardens, District Directors, Deputy Wardens, Chaplains and Citizens Advisory Committee Chairpersons will be participating. 555 King St. West (corner of Sir John A Macdonald Blvd.), 613-530-3122 or www.penitentiarymuseum.ca

 

CORNERSTONE FINE CANADIAN CRAFT & INUIT ART

Arctic Print Exhibition, Aug. 1-31. Cornerstone exhibits a new collection of older Inuit prints from Baker Lake, Holman, Pangnirtung, and Cape Dorset. This show is an opportunity to see images of northern life in the past, and some of the smaller and less expensive prints that are becoming increasingly rare. 255 Ontario St. at Princess, 613-546-7967 or www.cornerstonefinecrafts.ca

 

GALLERY RAYMOND

Featuring a fine selection of original oils, acrylics and encaustics by local and regional artists. Currently showing work by Bonnie Brooks, Jane Colden, Tim De Rose, Frank Edwards, Grace George, Heather Haynes, Jordan Hicks, Harold Kaufmann, Michael Minthorn, Peggy Morley, Evelyn Rapin, Maureen Sheridan, Verna Vowles and Gerry Wright. 334 Princess St., 613-549-2477.

 

GALLERY VAGA

Visual Artists of Gananoque & Area, a co-op gallery with 20+ artists exhibiting original work, open until Oct. 22. Located on the waterfront at 125C Water St., Gananoque, 613-382-3406 or www.vagagallery.com

 

Kingston Archaeological Centre

Visit the Centre’s Interpretive Display illustrating 8000 years of human habitation in the Kingston area through artifacts and features from archaeological excavations. Displays include Aboriginal settlement, French Cataraqui, Loyalist Kingston, and 19th Century life. The Centre also offers a research library and archives, and year-round programming for all ages. Open from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday. Free admission. 611 Princess St., 613-542-3483, www.carf.info

 

MACLACHLAN WOODWORKING MUSEUM

Sheep Dog Trials, Aug. 6-8, Grass Creek Park. The MacLachlan Woodworking Museum welcomes visitors to the Sheep Dog Trials with free demonstrations of woodworking, blacksmithing and guided tours of the museum. Come and see the exciting new exhibits that celebrate UNESCO’s Year of the Forest.

 

From the Tree: Designs in Wood, Aug. 13, Grass Creek Park. The museum will be hosting a one-day showcase and sale highlighting a variety of wood creations and woodworking techniques with on-site demonstrations by experts in the field.

 

2993 Hwy 2 East, 613-542-0543, www.woodworking museum.ca. 

 

MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS AND ELECTRONICS MUSEUM

Displaying the history of the Canadian Forces integrated Communications and Electronics Branch. For information and bookings call 613-541-5010 ext. 3289. 95 Craftsman Blvd., www.c-and-e-museum.org.

 

MODERN FUEL ARTIST-RUN CENTRE

In the Main Gallery: 13th Annual Regional Juried Show featuring local artists selected by a guest curator. The show runs Aug. 6 to Sept. 10.

 

In the State of Flux Gallery: New Works by painter Ulrich Panzer, also runs Aug. 6 to Sept. 10.

 

Gallery hours are Tuesday to Saturday, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. 21A Queen St., 613-548-4883 or www.modernfuel.org

 

Museum of Health Care

Guided Tours are offered by appointment during the summer months. Highlighting fascinating stories about the history of health care in Canada, this 45-minute guided tour offers visitors a detailed account of the history behind the artefacts on display in each of the Museum’s five onsite galleries. Outdoor walking tours, kid-friendly family tours, and other interpretive programs are also available by appointment. 32 George St., 613-548-2419 for information and bookings. www.museumofhealthcare.ca

 

The Old Hay Bay Church

Built in 1792, the church is open to the public seven days a week until Labour Day. There is a custodian to interpret the history and heritage. Displays, artifacts and literature help make the story of this building come alive. Come and bring family, relatives or friends to have a picnic, plan a wedding, connect with the faith or our forbears, or trace genealogical links with Loyalists and other pioneers. From Kingston, drive west on The Loyalist Parkway (Hwy 33) and turn right at Adolphustown (County Rd 8). Go through Dorland to Hay Bay where the road curves to the right. The Church is on your left, by the water (Fire #2365). Custodian can be reached at 613-373-2261.

 

Oeno Gallery

Features new work by Kim Atlin and Scott Pattinson, until Aug. 22.

 

Presents new work by Lynne Fernie, Aug. 27 to Sept. 19. Opening reception with the artist Aug. 27, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. In addition to the exhibition we invite you to visit our newly opened 3 1/2 acre outdoor sculpture garden. Indoors we are exhibiting works from our stable of artists in the Alcoves.

 

2274 County Rd. 1, Bloomfield, 613-393-2216, www.oenogallery.com

 

PUMP HOUSE STEAM MUSEUM

Let’s Talk Science, every Thursday in July and August, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Pump House Steam Museum. Add some scientific spice to your summer with Let’s Talk Science! The Let’s Talk Science crew from Queen’s University is at the Pump House to explore the world of science with kids aged 7 to 10 years. 
Topics include Water Dynamics, Pressure and Rockets
, The Classic Egg Drop
 and Light and Optics
.

 

Tales from the Rails, starting July 20, every other Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Pump House Steam Museum. Do you like stories? Do you like trains? Well then we have the perfect way for you to spend an hour this summer. Come join us for a train story then make your own train craft and play some games! For children aged 2-6, this year the program is hosted by the local toy store, The Rocking Horse.

 

23 Ontario Street, 613-546-4291 ext. 1666 or www.steammuseum.ca

 

Rideau Lakes Artists’ Association

August Show and Sale in Westport, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Aug. 28, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Original watercolour, oil and acrylic paintings will be on display at the Westport United Church, corner of Spring and Church Streets. Admission is free, just come and enjoy. 613-928-3041 or www.rideaulakesartists.com

 

ROBERT MACKLIN GALLERY

Presenting emerging and mid-career established artists new to the Kingston art scene. Featuring painting, sculpture and original works on paper. Robert Macklin Gallery, 20 Market St., www.salonprize.com

 

Union Gallery

Topographies, Craig Wells, Clare Samuel, Andreas Rutkauskas and Eva Kolcze, continues to Sept. 25, in the gallery’s Main Space. Topographies is an exhibition of photo-based and video works and is curated by gallery Director Jocelyn Purdie. The works in the exhibition explore the interplay of memory, place and space – the virtual, the real and the imagined- and investigate these ideas through mark making, mapping, tracking and performative gestures.

 

7 Courses continue until Aug. 12 in the gallery Project Room. 7 Courses is a group show in seven parts that will roll out over the spring and summer in the project room of the Union Gallery. It is a sampling of the work produced by seven local emerging professional artists who participated in the Art Shift mentorship program over the last year. Participating artists are Rick Lapointe, Michael Davidge, Celia Piper, JoAnn Ralph, Arlene Cassidy, Melinda Richka, and Michèle LaRose.

 

Union Gallery will be closed August 13 – September 6, 2011

 

Open Tuesday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 101 University Ave. 1st Floor Stauffer Library, 613-533-3171, ugallery@queensu.ca, www.uniongallery.queensu.ca

 

 

Music

 

Downtown Kingston!

Limestone City Blues Festival, Aug. 25-28. The best in blues! Four days of the blues hit the Princess Street Stage, Confederation Park, and your favorite Downtown venues, capped off by an unforgettable concert in Market Square! www.kingstonblues.com

 

Big Band Fridays, July and August. Free Friday event concerts at 7 p.m. in Confederation Park.

 

Classical Music Series, July and August. Free Thursday evening concerts at 7 p.m. on St. Andrew’s Church Lawn.

 

Downtown Country, July and August. Free Thursday event concerts at 7 p.m. in Confederation Park.

 

Music in the Park, July and August. Free lunchtime concerts every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 12:30 p.m. in Confederation Park.

 

www.downtownkingston.ca

 

Kingston Fall Fair

Kingston Fall Fair presents the 15th Annual Country Singing Showdown. Qualifying nights are Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31 and Sept. 7 at Branch 560 Legion, 734 Montreal St. Registration on-line or each evening at 7 p.m. for Juniors (18 and under) and 7:30 p.m. for Open Division (no age restriction). Finalists will compete at the Kingston Fall Fair Sept. 16-17. Contact joesaunders@persona.ca, fax 613-549-6664, or www.kingstonfair.com

 

St. George’s Cathedral

Summer Concert Series continues every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. through August. Join us for a mid-day musical interlude. Admission is free, with a voluntary offering collected. The August line-up includes: Violinist Christine Choi, Aug. 4; Les Pastoureaux, a boys and young men’s choir from Belgium, Aug. 11; Perth Players wind ensemble, Aug. 18; Classic Delight trio (Bill Egnatoff, flute; Catherine Redsell, horn; Joan Egnatoff, piano), Aug. 25. King and Johnson Streets, 613-548-4617 or www.stgeorgescathedral.on.ca.

 

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Jan Lisiecki, Aug. 8, 7:30 p.m. Lisiecki, the 16-year old international piano sensation, joins host Eric Friesen in the Studio S concert and conversation series.

 

Evgeny Starodubtsev, Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m. Named Laureate of Canada’s Honens International Piano Competition in 2009, Starodubtsev joins Eric Friesen in the intimate Studio S concert and conversation series.

 

Members of the ARC Ensemble featuring Bryan Epperson, Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m. Charismatic and entertaining Epperson, principal cellist of the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra with performers from the faculty of the prestigious Glen Gould School join Eric Friesen in the intimate Studio S concert and conversation series.

 

Reservations: 613 382-7020 or www.1000islandsplayhouse.com

 

 

Kids

 

Kingston Gets Active

Summer fun -- use your grade 5 and 9 Community Physical Activity Pass (received in schools) for free access to participating facilities at designated times all summer. Students can enjoy swimming, skating and gym use. Check our website for more details and active ideas for everyone. info@kingstongetsactive.ca, 613-546-2647 Ext. 226, www.kingstongetsactive.ca

 

MACLACHLAN WOODWORKING MUSEUM

Little Tree Huggers, every Saturday in July and August, 10 a.m., Grass Creek Park. For children ages 2-6 years, explore the world of nature in this fun interactive program. Little tree huggers will get their hands dirty learning about the world around them. Each program includes a walk and talk about nature found around the museum and then will participate in creating a nature craft which can be taken home. 2993 Hwy 2 East, 613-542-0543, www.woodworking museum.ca.

 

 

Special Events

 

CORK/Sail Kingston

CORK International Regatta, Aug. 15-18. Youth and developing athletes will compete in this 4-day regatta. This will be the North American Championship for the Byte CII and 29er classes. Other classes competing will include the Laser, Radial, 420 and Optimist. Notice of Race and registration are available online.

 

CORK Olympic Classes Regatta (OCR), Aug. 20-24. High performance athletes will compete in this 5-day regatta. This is the 29erXX North American Championship, the Finn Canadian Championship and an ISAF world-ranking event for Laser and Radial. Other classes competing include Windsurfers, Kites and 49er. Spectator medal races are scheduled for the last day of racing.

 

CORK Offshore and One-Design Regatta, Aug. 25-28. This will be the Albacore Canadian Championship. Other classes competing include the Olson 30, Sport Boat, 505, Contender and the PHRF offshore classes. The first day of racing will be the long distance race. Notice of Race and registration are available online.

 

Portsmouth Olympic Harbour, 53 Yonge St., 613-545-1322 or www.cork.org

 

Deborah Kimmett

Deborah Kimmett's Island Writers Retreat, Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Amherst Island.

Get your story done. All levels of writers will unleash your creativity though safe and tried methods. Come write in this beautiful setting. “It's a mani-pedi for the soul.” www.kimmett.ca (under Products)

 

Downtown Kingston!

1000 Islands Poker Run, Aug. 5-7. Kingston will play host to over 60 powerboats from all over North America as they compete over 3 days. Live entertainment and lots of action-packed excitement!

 

Square Pegs 4, Aug. 17. Video art in Market Square. The screening will take place at dusk (approximately 8:30 p.m.) in the Courtyard at Market Square and admission is free. The program features a variety of short video pieces by local and national filmmakers.

 

Movies in the Square, July and August. Free classic movies at dusk every Thursday in Springer Market Square. Don’t forget your chair!

 

www.downtownkingston.ca

 

Fort Henry National Historic Site

Sunset Ceremony Series, Aug. 3, 10, 17 and 31 at 7:30 p.m. The Sunset Ceremony is an evening military show featuring the Fort Henry Guard and its three performing sub-units, the Fife and Drum Corps, the artillery and the squad firing 1860's rifles. The show is capped off with a fireworks finale.

 

Unites States Corps Marine Weekend, August 20-21, 7 p.m. The Battle Color Detachment of the United States Marine Corps, Washington, DC will perform beside the Fort Henry Guard in these world famous joint performances. The tradition began in 1954 and continues today in one of the summer's highlight performance events. The evening features musical and drill performances and is finished off with a Fireworks finale.

 

1 Fort Henry Dr., 1-800-437-2233 or www.forthenry.com

 

Great Lakes Sea Glass Festival

Great Lakes Sea Glass Festival, Aug. 6-7, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., City Park. Free admission.

Sea Glass appraisals, contests, book signings by Richard LaMotte, kids activities and great Sea Glass art. www.greatlakeseaglass.com

 

Macdonald Festival 2011

Macdonald Festival, July 27 to Aug. 14. The Festival’s showpiece is a musical-comedy entitled, “Sir John, Eh?,” performed daily at St. Andrews Church (130 Clergy St. East). Visitors can also enjoy special galleries at the Agnes Etherington Art Gallery and Bellevue House, a national short film and mural exhibition, and special presentations by Theatre Kingston’s Barefoot Players. With art, history and heritage, the Macdonald Festival is Kingston’s tribute to our favourite son -- an annual series of summer entertainments building toward Sir John A. Macdonald’s 200thwww.macdonaldfestival.ca, call 613-353-2069, or email birthday celebrations in 2015. For details, go to

info@macdonaldfestival.com.

 

Simply Paradise Dance

Every Sunday 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the 560 Legion, 734 Montreal St. $8 admission includes munchies, prizes and a delicious meal. Dance the night away to a magnificent selection of music by Superior Sound. Singles and couples ages 40-90 all welcome. The dance celebrated its 25th anniversary in April 2010. Contact, Shirley Skinner, 613-634-1607.

 

United Way serving KFL&A

Seeing is Believing Tours, Aug. 24 and Sept. 23. Board the bus to see the impact. The “Seeing is Believing” bus tour provides volunteers with an opportunity to see first hand where their donations go as they visit local agencies and programs, and meet the front line workers and recipients of services.

 

 

Fundraisers

 

Breast Cancer Action Kingston

6th Annual Share the Care Golf Tournament, Aug. 12, Colonnade Golf & Country Club, 2789 Woodburn Rd., Joyceville. Registration at 11 a.m., Shotgun start, 1 p.m. 18 holes with cart, putting contest, cash prize holes, mulligans, lunch, dinner at 6 p.m. with live entertainment, silent and live auctions. Cost $125 per person (charitable receipt available for a portion of the fee). Registration deadline July 15 (forms at www.bcakingston.org). 613-531-7912

 

 

Recreation

 

Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority

Canoe and kayak rentals, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Little Cataraqui Creek and Gould Lake Conservation Area. Rent canoes and kayaks and explore our reservoir. Rentals begin at $7 per hour. Paddles, lifejackets and safety kits included. Hiking and picnicking along our trails are also popular. Gate fees apply.

 

Summer is for visiting conservation areas. Around Kingston are Little Cataraqui Creek, Lemoine Point, Parrott’s Bay and Gould Lake Conservation Areas. Gate fees apply at Little Cataraqui Creek and Gould Lake Conservation Areas. Hike, picnic, rent a canoe or just relax.

 

Nature Explorers Summer Camp, weekly in July and August, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Register your 6 to 11-year-old today. Different themes each week. You can register your child(ren) for a maximum of two weeks. Cost is $170 per week; before and after care is available for an additional $25. Complete the registration form at www.cataraquiregion.on.ca or call 613-546-4228 for a copy.

 

1641 Perth Rd., 613-546-4228 x 221 or cataraquiregion.on.ca

 

Kingston Walks

Introduction to Kingston 101. Explore Kingston’s past and present with our costumed tour guides on our short historical walk of downtown Kingston. Tickets sold at the Tourism Office, $7/person, $14/family. Tours depart at 1:30 p.m. daily or by reservation. For more information please visit www.kingstonwalks.com.

 

Towers & Turbines, 10 a.m. daily from Tourism Office. This multi-faceted walking tour combines Kingston’s sensational past with the rapidly advancing wind farm on Wolfe Island. Get the best view of Kingston’s forts and towers on the Wolfe Island ferry as costumed guides regale you with stories from Kingston’s past! www.kingstonwalks.com

 

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada

Health Recovery Classes, Tue. and Fri., 12:15 -1:30 p.m., 302 Montreal St.. Classes for people with serious health issues. The practice of Taoist Tai Chi ™ internal arts of health can help alleviate conditions such as Parkinson's, MS, fibromyalgia, and others. It can be done sitting in a chair or wheelchair, or standing. kingston@taoist.org, 613-544-4733, www.taoist.org/kingston

 


Lectures & Workshops

 

ACFOMI Immigrant Services

ACFOMI Immigrant Services will hold a free beginner French Conversation Group at our 2795 Princess Street office on July 12 and Aug. 16, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and on July 26 and Aug. 30 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 

ACFOMI Immigrant Services will offer workshops on Employment Searching Techniques (in English on July 5, and in French on July 6, from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.). You will get valuable information on where and how to look for employment, specifically on the many places jobs are advertised.

 

ACFOMI Immigrant Services will offer a Local Labour Market Workshop (English on Aug. 23, French on Aug. 24 ). It will provide information about the Labour Market Trends and prospects to maximize your chances of finding a job and make informed decisions about your career.

 

Call to register at 613-546-7863.

 

 

Community Support

 

ACFO

ACFO Mille-Îles produces a Welcome Package to help you settle in your new community. It contains useful information on French services and many other tips. To get your free copy, please drop by one of our offices at 760 Highway 15 and 2795 Princess St. or call 613-546-7863.

 

ACFOMI Employment Services

ACFOMI Employment Services offer a wide range of free services and tools that will enhance your chances of success in your job search. Open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, Barriefield Centre, 760 Highway 15. For more information or for an appointment, call at 613-546-7863

 

ADULT LEARNING NETWORK

Skills Upgrade. Today more than ever, reading, writing, math and computer skills are critical to success in the job market. 613-547-2255

 

ALZHEIMER SOCIETY OF KINGSTON

Volunteer Campaign Program. Seeking volunteers with understanding and empathy for those living with Alzheimer disease. Rideaucrest Home, 175 Rideau St., Suite 201, 613-544-3078

 

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS KFL&A

Call for in-school mentors. Calling positive role-models aged 18 to 88! Big Brothers Big Sisters KFL&A needs new mentors to match with children in September This rewarding volunteer opportunity is a commitment of only one hour per week. 613-544-1621 or www.bigbrothersbigsisterskingston.com

 

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES, Kingston

Blood Donor Clinic: Tuesday and Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Because . . . you are the type to save lives. Call today to book your appointment. 797 Princess St., 1-888-2-DONATE or visit us at www.blood.ca

 

CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Looking for committee volunteers. Help organize committees and events. Anywhere from two to six hours a month of your time can mean a lifetime for someone with cancer. Woodbine Plaza, 2795 Princess St., 613-384-2361 or www.cancer.ca

 

CANADIAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Community Collection Crew. Cleaning out your closet? Call 613-384-0767 for pickup of used clothing and household items. 613-384-9374 or www.diabetes.ca

 

You Can Help. November is Diabetes Awareness month and you can help the Canadian Diabetes Association by putting a blue light bulb in your porch light for the month. Blue is the official colour of the International Diabetes Federation’s campaign against this chronic disease. Your support will not only raise public awareness about this disease, but also show the world that Kingston stands behind the three million Canadians who are living with diabetes.

 

CANADIAN GUIDE DOGS FOR THE BLIND

Foster families required for puppies. Foster families host a puppy-in-training for up to 18 months. 613-692-7777 or www.guidedogs.ca

 

The Canadian Hearing Society, Kingston Region

The Canadian Hearing Society is the leading provider of services, products and information that remove barriers to communication, advance hearing health and promote equity for people who are culturally deaf, oral deaf, deafened and hard of hearing.

 

Are you interested in learning sign language? Contact The Canadian Hearing Society at 613-544-1927 or visit us at the Frontenac Mall for more information.

 

Frontenac Mall, 1300 Bath Rd., Unit D4, Bell Relay 1-800-855-0511, TTY 613-544-2765, fax 613-544-1975 or visit www.chs.ca

 

CANADIAN NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE BLIND

Seeking results-oriented achievement? Volunteering just two to three hours a month will help us continue serving 1,500 Kingston-area CNIB clients. 613-542-4975

 

CANADIAN RED CROSS

The Canadian Red Cross offers accredited first aid, CPR and babysitting training, as well as volunteer opportunities in disaster management. 613-548-4929 or www.redcross.ca

 

CITY OF KINGSTON ARTS FUND

New Program of Operating Grants. All Kingston arts organizations that have been incorporated for two years or more are eligible to apply for the fund. Application packages are available for download at www.artskingston.com and www.cityofkingston.ca.

 

City of Kingston Sustainability

How will you make Kingston sustainable? Join community conversations about Kingston’s Integrated Community Sustainability Plan. Weigh in on the themes, goals and actions being developed to make Kingston “Canada’s Most Sustainable City.” For information, updates and events, visit Focus Kingston’s Community Sustainability Planning website at www.cityofkingston.ca/sustainability. Sign up on the City’s Sustainability email update list at www.cityofkingston.ca/cityhall/sustainability/subscribe.asp.

 

THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF GREATER KINGSTON

The Community Foundation is a registered charity that accepts donations, pools them and generates investment earnings that are returned to the community via grants to local charities. 613-546-9696 or www.cfgk.org

 

CENTRE CULTUREL FRONTENAC

Volunteers needed! The Centre culturel Frontenac is looking for volunteers to get involved in our radio show Le CCF Branché, the newspaper L’Informel, to sit on our administrative board or to participate during occasional cultural activities. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you would like to give a little bit of your time to the French cultural and artistic community of Kingston. 613-546-1331

 

DAWN HOUSE WOMEN’S SHELTER

Dawn House provides emergency services, support and 24-hour shelter for homeless women and their children in Kingston. 613-545-9640

 

EPILEPSY KINGSTON

Epilepsy Kingston provides education, support and direct services for Kingston and area. Whether you are affected by epilepsy yourself, live or work with someone who has epilepsy or would like to learn more about epilepsy, please contact us. 100 Stuart St., 613-542-6222 or www.epilepsykingston.org

The Brain Injury Association of Southeastern Ontario works to enhance the quality of life of people affected by brain injury. 613-536-1555

 

FRONTENAC CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

Parents from diverse cultural backgrounds, single parents or same-sex parents are encouraged to consider adoption. Adoptive parents who have the capacity to adopt children with special needs, sibling groups or older children are also desired. Contact your local Children’s Aid Society at 613-542-7351 or visit www.frontcas.ca for further information on how to adopt.

 

Use Your Voice Campaign. Please report any signs of possible abuse, including neglect, to your local Children’s Aid Society. www.useyourvoice.ca

 

GIRL GUIDES

Guiding is the largest movement of girls and women in the world. It is a chance to try new things, make new friends and a fun way to give back to your community. Kingston Guide House, 216 Mowat Ave. at King Street West, 1-800-565-8111 or www.guidesontario.org

 

H’ART SCHOOL OF SMILES

H’art School of Smiles is a non-profit organization committed to helping adults with intellectual disabilities reach their highest potential through education and creative self-expression. 189 Sydenham St., 613-545-1392 or www.kingston.org/hartstudio

 

HOSPICE PALLIATIVE CARE

Volunteer opportunities for those interested in joining a worthy organization either through events or volunteer services.

 

Hospice Kingston holds a Caregivers Support Group on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 36 Barrie St. A group discussion is held followed by a guest speaker (topics vary). Please contact Sandra Whaley at whaleys@kgh.kari.net 613-542-5013 ext 4 or Carole Pensom at pensomc@kgh.kari.net 613-542-5013 ext 2. hospicepc.ca

 

36 Barrie St., 613-542-5013

 

JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH FOUNDATION

KINGSTON, BELLEVILLE AND AREA

JDRF’s mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. 1982 Legacy Crt., 613-389-0461 or www.jdrf.ca

 

KFL&A Public Health

Motiv8, an initiative by KFL&A Public Health, wants to challenge you to maintain your weight over the holiday season with this four-week, internet-based program. Each week, participants will receive an email reminder to access articles, tips and recipes. You can win some great prizes. Participation is free at www.eatwellgetfitlivelife.ca.

 

K3C COMMUNITY COUNSELLING CENTRE

K3C Women’s Counselling Program. No one deserves to be abused in a relationship. We believe that all forms of physical, sexual, verbal or emotional abuse are wrong and provide a confidential, safe and supportive place where women can talk and explore their options. All services are free.

 

K3C Community Counselling Centre is a non-profit agency offering a vast number of services that are geared to help you overcome adversity. Our mission is to provide high-quality counselling and support to encourage individual and family strengths. 613-549-7850 or www.k3c.org

 

K3C Community Counselling Centres is accepting registration for “Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends.” The group begins Jan. 27 running until Apr. 14, on Thursday evenings (12 weeks) at 417 Bagot Street Kingston. Rebuilding, facilitated by Kathleen Pratt, B.A., B.S.W., M.S.W., R.S.W., provides people who are separated or divorced with information, guidance and support in a confidential, non-dating setting. Visit our website www.k3c.org or call 613-549-7850 

 

KINGSTON ARTS COUNCIL

Free listings available on new website for all artists, designers, craftspersons and entertainers. Volunteers, members and donors are also needed to support a variety of arts events, communications, information and administrative tasks. Be part of the new era of Ontario’s longest-standing arts council. 253 Ontario St. Suite 203, 613 546-2787 or www.artskingston.com

 

KINGSTON FOOD BANK

The food bank requires donations year-round. Non-perishable food items are gratefully accepted. Tax receipts provided. 140 Hickson Ave., 613-544-4534

 

Kingston gets active

Check www.KingstonGetsActive.ca for ideas on how to stay physically active all summer long. Have a safe and active summer!

 

Kingston Gets Active is looking for volunteers who enjoy being physically active. Volunteers deliver current information through displays at events or presentations to community groups. A free training session will be provided Feb. 25-27 to give you all the tools you need for this exciting opportunity.

 

For more information contact 613-546-2647 x226 or info@kingstongetsactive.ca or check www.kingstongetsactive.ca

 

KINGSTON HANDLOOM WEAVERS AND SPINNERS GUILD

The Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild meet at 7 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month (except summer) at our new location. If you have an interest in fibre arts, please come to a meeting as our guest. 623 King St. W, www.KHWS.ca

 

Kingston Newcomers Club

Kingston Newcomers Club is an organization that brings newcomers to the Kingston area together socially, in order to give them an opportunity to meet and form an interesting and fun support network. Activities include gourmet club, luncheons, bridge lessons, stitch & chat, cycling, golfing, quilting, hiking, games night, Pub night and the list goes on! We meet on the second Tuesday of every month (September-June) at 7 p.m. at Gordon F. Tompkins Funeral Home (second floor lounge), 435 Davis Dr. Please call 613-542-8816 or email newcomers.kingston@gmail.com for more information. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Kingston Orchid Society

The Kingston Orchid Society meets the fourth Sunday of each month from September to May, except December, at the Ongwanada Resource Centre, 191 Portsmouth Avenue at 1:30 p.m. Members receive a newsletter and enjoy raffles, discussions of plant problems, monthly guest speakers, and an Auction in March featuring orchids and orchid-related items. The extensive library gives members an opportunity to learn more about species, culture, and biology. For more information, contact Pam Furter at 613-542-8979.

 

KINGSTON YOUTH SHELTER

Kingston Youth Shelter is open seven days a week, 5 p.m. to 9:30 a.m. Resource and referral centre (613-544-3400 ext. 2930) at 179 Brock St., open Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., 234 Brock St., 613-544-3400 ext. 2246

 

LIMESTONE ADVISORY FOR CHILD CARE PROGRA.M.S

Linking families with community resources, promoting parental support of children’s normal growth and development, identifying gaps in child-care services, and providing education for parents and caregivers. 930 Woodbine Rd., 613-384-5188

 

Martha’s Table

Thank you Kingston for your support! We are always looking for volunteers to help us out in the kitchen or dining room. If you are interested, please contact us at 546-0320 for more information or come to our orientation session that takes place every Wednesday in our dining room at 2:30 p.m. 613-546-0320 or marthastable@bellnet.ca

 

NORTH AMERICAN CHRONIC PAIN ASSOCIATION OF CANADA

Kingston chapter, helping people who suffer chronic pain from a variety of different problems. 613-279-1249

 

ONTARIO SPECIAL OLYMPICS KINGSTON

Offers year-round athletic opportunities for individuals of all ages with intellectual disabilities. Volunteers required to assist with coaching duties for various sports. 613-547-6291

 

PARKINSON SOCIETY CANADA

A charitable volunteer organization serving people with Parkinson’s and their families in the Kingston community. We endeavour to heighten awareness and raise funds to ease the burden and find a cure. 613-541-0829

 

RIDEAU TRAIL ASSOCIATION

The Rideau Trail Kingston Association invites newcomers to join us on our guided hikes. Weekly hikes are offered at various paces. Meeting place is the Kingston Centre, Canadian Tire parking lot; carpooling is available. www.rideautrail.org

 

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston

The Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston is committed to the strengthening of our community. Voluntary contributions and fundraising activities allow the club to contribute to local Kingston and area projects, as well as many international projects of the Rotary Foundation, which in turn promote understanding and goodwill between communities around the word. For more information about the Rotary Club of Cataraqui-Kingston visit www.ckrotary.org, or contact our Community Service Committee Chair, Tracy Holland at community@ckrotary.org

 

RYANDALE SHELTER FOR THE HOMELESS

Ryandale Shelter offers emergency housing for men, women and families. Donations of coffee, canned food, soap and other items are appreciated. 613-548-8466

 

Scouts Canada - Loyalist Area

Scouting has something for everyone. Scouting began with 20 boys in 1907, and today, there are more than 28 million scouts, girls and boys, women and men, in 216 countries and territories. Kingston and surrounding communities have approximately 500 scouting members meeting at 20 locations across the area. Scouts emphasize outdoor and environmental activities, citizenship and community service, leadership, and personal development. Scouters have made ongoing and determined efforts to provide our youth with an exceptional Scouting experience. For more information please visit our website at internal.voyageur.scouts.ca/loyalist

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF KINGSTON

We provide hot lunches three times weekly and maintain a warehouse of clothing, household items, toys and an emergency food bank. 85 Stephen St., 613-546-3333

 

SCHIZOPHRENIA SOCIETY OF ONTARIO

Offering information and support to families and individuals living with the disease. 275 Bagot St., Suite 301, 613-549-2485 or www.ssokingston-napanee.ca

 

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada

The gentle turning and stretching movements of the Taoist Tai Chi™ internal arts of health have been developed to promote health and well being for people of all age & fitness levels. They can be done sitting in a chair or wheelchair, or standing. Providing not only fitness, they are also a means of relaxing and strengthening body and mind. Special classes for people with serious health problems; accredited volunteer instructors; non-profit charitable organization; www.taoist.org/kingston, 613-544-4733

 

United Way serving KFL&A

Since 1941, our United Way has strengthened lives by bringing together business, labour, individuals, government and funders. United Way delivers ongoing support to social services through its community fund, supporting a network of programs and services. Over 74,000 people in our community receive help from a United Way funded program every year. To donate or volunteer, call 613-542-2674 or visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca

 

Leadership Development Services (LDS)

LDS helps non-profit boards of directors deal with the ever-changing landscape of the voluntary sector. LDS is a flexible and affordable training and consulting service tailored to meet the unique needs of the not-for-profit sector, working with board members, staff and volunteers to develop the skills and knowledge needed to become effective and responsible leaders. LDS offers public workshops on board governance. For more information contact the United Way office at 613-542-2674 or visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca

 

Success By 6

We all know that it takes a community to raise a child. Through Success By 6, funds are distributed to support early childhood development, parenting, transportation and access to programs designed for children 0-6 years, their parents and caregivers. Through Success By 6 we are working with individuals and partner groups across the region to make KFL&A child friendly. Call 613-542-2674 or visit www.successby6kfla.ca

 

Eternity Fund

Eternity Fund, United Way’s endowment fund, helps you to continue the tradition of caring. Funds are invested and the interest is used to support essential services and programs in our community, ensuring your gift will always benefit future generations. For more information call the United Way at 613-542-2674 or visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca

 

211

211 is an easy-to-remember, three-digit, non-emergency telephone number that connects callers to a full range of community, social, government and health service information. Bilingual and certified information and referral specialists answer 211 calls seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 211 is free, confidential and multilingual (150 languages). The information is also available online at www.211ontario.ca. http://www.unitedwaykfla.ca/documents/2010211BrochureJune-finalEnglish.pdf

 

Volunteer Services

United Way Volunteer Services helps match individuals with organizations in the not-for-profit sector to support their capacity to address community needs through volunteerism. For more information about volunteering opportunities call 613-542-2674 or visit www.unitedwaykfla.ca

 

VOICEPRINT

Voiceprint Canada is a non-profit charity providing access to printed news and information to vision- and print-restricted Canadians via audio format. 1-800-567-6755 ext. 225 or www.voiceprintcanada.com


 

Coming in September

 

CORK Fall Regatta & Ontario Provincial Championship (Youth & Elite Athletes), (Laser, Radial, 29er, 49er and 420, Sept. 17-18, Portsmouth Olympic Harbour. 53 Yonge St., 613-545-1322 or www.cork.org

 

Inroads Studio Tour, in the Land O’ Lakes Region, north of Kingston, Sept. 2-5, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Free admission. Enjoy the scenery and the fabulous artwork, including painting, pottery, woodworking, jewelry, batik and more. Contact 613-335-2073 or visit our website at www.inroadstour.ca.

 

Live Wire Music Series presents David Francey in concert Sept. 17, Octave Theatre.

Live Wire kicks off its 22nd successful season with “back-by-popular-demand” Juno award winner, David Francey who sings “honest stories of real people and real places” with a fine voice and poetic sensibility. Tickets $20-$25 – Tara Foods, Renaissance Music, Brian’s Record Option. livewiremusicseries.ca

 

Prince Edward County Music Festival, Sept. 16-24. Unique and exciting classical music, featuring the works of a living composer and works from other eras and genres. Performances in the acoustically superb Church of St. Mary Magdalene, the charming Waring Hall, and the inspiring Oeno Gallery. www.pecmusicfestival.com or info@pecmusicfestival.com

 

Taoist Tai Chi Society of Canada Open Houses, Sept. 10, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 302 Montreal St. and Sept. 11, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Loyalist Plaza, Amherstview. See demonstrations, chat with instructors, learn about upcoming introductory and health recovery classes. 613-544-4733, www.taoist.org/kingston

 

United Way serving KFL&A presents Fare For Friends, Sept. 11. We’ll be back under the big top for the 18th edition of Kingston’s favourite garden party. Local chefs will be there too, along with Ontario wineries and microbreweries, live entertainment and exciting auction action. 

 

 


Next Time: The deadline for submissions to What’s Happening for the September-October issue of Kingston Life (including the period Sept. 1-Oct. 10) is July 22. Email information to mowens@kingstonpublications.com.