Current Events

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Wed - Sep 06 -- Mon - Dec 11
  Gananoque Public Library Events

Yarn Spinners
Thursdays, September 14th to December 7th
6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The Gananoque Yarn Spinners is a fun and relaxed group for adults led by crochet wizard Gretchen Huntley. Learn to crochet, develop needlework skills, and create your own handicrafts in a social setting. Yarn and crochet hooks will be provided for all new members ready to get hooked. Knitters are welcome to join the group. Register at the library.

Baby and Toddler Time
0 to 4 (Preschool siblings welcome.)
Mondays from September 18th to December 4th from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
October 30th - Costume Party
December 4th Holiday Party
Families and caregivers are invited to drop-in to meet and socialize with their babies and toddlers in our relaxed and comfortable library setting. Staff will lead stories, songs, rhymes and action games for a rounded morning of fun. We welcome busy little bodies and quiet watchers alike. Everyone is welcome.

Tech Savvy Seniors
SESSION 2, November 1th to November 29th
Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Would you or a family member like to learn more about using modern technology? This five part workshop for seniors will explore current technology and its use in our day to day lives including how to: choose and maintain devices; adapt to changing software; navigate the internet while keeping personal information safe and secure; ensure reliable sources; and use communication methods and popular and useful apps (applications). A final session will wrap up with commonly used programs for writing, photos, and file organization. Light refreshment provided with a mid-morning break.  SESSION 1, September 20th to October 18th SESSION 2, November 1st to 29th.  Register at the Library. (There currently is a waiting list. Open to availability.)

LEGO FAMILY Christmas Village Building Contest
Entries Due: Saturday, November 25th
Public Voting: Monday, November 27th to  Friday, December 8th
Announcement of winning family builds:  Saturday, December 9th  at 1:00 p.m.
COMMUNITY CONTEST open to all families with children under 16 years of age living in Gananoque and surrounding areas. Entries must be built on a standard 11" x 11" base with one entry permitted per family. LEGO kits will be awarded for first second and third place winners based on public votes. First place will receive LEGO's annual holiday kit. Winners must attend the public announcement at the Library Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 9th at 1 PM. Entries are due by Saturday, November 25th.  Public voting runs from Monday, November 27th to Friday, December 8th at the library. 

Library Older Adult Advisory Committee Meetings
Second Monday of Each Month (11 Sept., 9 Oct., 13 Nov., 11 Dec) 2:00p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Adults 55 and older who would like to help promote and coordinate older adult library programs while optimizing resources and services at the Gananoque Public Library are invited to apply to join the library's Older Adult Advisory Committee. Volunteer members will be required to attend seven meetings per year over a two year period. Meetings are held the second Monday of each month. Please contact the library for more information.

Mon - Sep 18 -- Sun - Dec 31
  Adult Dance Classes

Adult Dance Classes at Dreams In Motion. Mondays, Line Dancing from 11am - noon. Tuesdays, Mixed Genre from 7:30-8:15. Starts this week!

Fri - Sep 22 -- Sat - Nov 04
  Domino Theatre presents: On Golden Pond

Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights

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Tickets available at:
The Grand Theatre box office  613-530-2050
Online at:

At the Domino Theatre door for:
 a) the night of the performance if tickets available 
b) Cash, credit and debit now accepted at the Domino Theatre door.
d) Seniors and members $16 Thursdays only at the Domino Theatre door.

Adults: $20    Students: $10    Children: $10

Tue - Sep 26 -- Sun - Dec 10
  Gananoque Choral Society

Gananoque Choral Society Fall session has begun and is welcoming new members.  Practices are held Tuesday 7:30 pm (7:15 arrival encouraged) to 9 pm at Christ Church parish hall.  this is a community auditions...come join us in making music and fun!

Mon - Oct 02 -- Sat - Nov 25
  Holiday Gift Show and Sale

The Holiday Gift show is a perfect combination of talented local artisans, creative gift ideas and warm atmosphere. The perfect place to go looking for the perfect present, and usually come away with a little something for yourself ! Great vendors, great location, and a great way to kick off your Christmas shopping.
November 24th 10am - 4pm November 25th 10am - 4pm Firehall Theatre 185 South st, Free admission

Tue - Oct 03 -- Sat - Nov 04
  Christ Church Fall Bazaar

Fall Bazaar
Christ Church
Sat. Nov. 4 2017
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Bake Table, Sewing & knitting,
Deli, Next to new Christmas table

Thu - Oct 05 -- Tue - Dec 19
  Sewing Classes at Lansdowne Public Library

First we have a sewing class starting this Thursday October the 5th. 
it runs every Thursday from 1pm - 4pm at the Lansdowne Branch. The 
October project is a curly Christmas Stocking.  The cost is $10.
Please call the library @613 659 3885 to register, or for more  information.

Wed - Oct 11 -- Fri - Nov 03
  Starlight Film Festival

The Starlight Film Festival will be held Friday, November 3rd at midnight until Saturday, November 4th at 7am.  Students in area High Schools are invited to attend. Tickets cost $20 and include all night movies (The Mummy, The House, Fate of the Furious, Wonder Woman and Kong), pop, popcorn and arcade games.  Tickets are available at Galaxy Cinemas, some area schools and at the United Way office. Call (613)342-8889 for more information.

Mon - Oct 16 -- Sat - Nov 18
  Mind Games, Hypnosis, Hallucinations and Hi-Jinx

An awesome fundraising event for the St Lawrence District Medical Centre. Brandon the Hypnotist is back with an all new show. Mind Games, Hypnosis, Hallucinations & Hi-Jinx. Tickets on sale at the Lansdowne Telephone Office or by calling Heather at 613-659-2669. November 18th, 6-10 pm at he Lansdowne Community Centre. An 19+ event.

Wed - Oct 18 -- Sun - Nov 05

FINE ART AND UNIQUE HANDCRAFTED ITEMS including paintings/glass art/jewelry/paper crafts/photography/wood turned items and much more.
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Tue - Oct 24 -- Thu - Nov 16
  Salvation Army Kettle Kick Off

The Salvation Army is hosting its annual kettle kick off at the Pentacostal Church on Hwy 23 at 7 PM on November 16, 2017. Everyone is welcome. We are in need of volunteers willing to sit beside a kettle for a couple of hours during the campaign. Please call Dave 613 382 3105 if you have an hour between now and Christmas. All proceeds go to support the less fortunate in this area.

Wed - Oct 25 -- Tue - Nov 28
  Lansdowne Agricultural Society AGM

The Lansdowne Agricultural Society will hold its AGM on Tue Nov 28 at 7pm in the Seniors' Room at 1 Jessie St in Lansdowne. All are welcome to attend.

Wed - Oct 25 -- Sat - Nov 04
  Christmas Craft and Treasure Sale

Saturday November 4, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Come browse through gently used, donated items: furniture, glassware, jewellery, Christmas decorations, books, and music. Also available: new handmade sweaters, baby items, scarves, mittens, afghans, and more. Light lunch and snacks also available. Donations gratefully accepted until November  3. The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St: 613.548.7810

Wed - Oct 25 -- Thu - Nov 16
  Fiesta Fuerte

Thursday November 16, 6:00 to 9:00pm
"Tapas" your tummy and your feet at this Latin themed dinner and show featuring Mauricio Montecino's Latin Fusion Band. $50 /person includes one glass of wine or beer. Sponsored by The Kingston Whig-Standard and Arbor Memorial. The Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St: 613.548.7810

Thu - Oct 26 -- Sun - Nov 05
  Rotary Craft Fair Show

The 34th annual Christmas Craft Show Saturday. November 4 and Sunday November 5 10:00-4:00 pm at the Gananoque Secondary School. 115 Vendors makes this Craft Show one of the largest in Eastern Ontario.
Hot chicken pot pie, salad, homemade sandwiches as well as muffins and donuts are available for that added burst of energy to complete your Christmas shopping.  Special this year 18 unique birdhouses donated to Rotary and decorated by Rotarians for sale at $35.00. All proceeds to be donated to Christmas Baskets at the Gananoque and Area Food Bank.  See you at the Craft Fair; rain or shine!

Thu - Oct 26 -- Fri - Nov 17
  Dressed to the Nines Gala Bazaar

You are invited to Dressed to the Nines, our pre-Christmas  "gala" Bazaar on Friday November 17 in the beautiful Christ Church Hall, 30 Church St., Gananoque, from 4 to 7 pm. Our hope is that you'll take a bit of time to indulge yourself and have some fun before the seasonal rush.

Choose from a huge collection of gently worn higher-end  dresses, scarves, coats, tops, skirts, dress shoes and more, for parties, business or gala events. And we have hundreds of pieces of fashion and fine jewellery to match.

The Dressed Bistro will be back with more treats and even some to go.

Cash only please. Contact: Arlene, 613-923-1953,

Brought to you by the Gananoque & District Humane Society, to raise funds for the many otherwise homeless pets who need our love and care.

Fri - Oct 27 -- Sat - Dec 16
  Domino Theatre: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

DIRECTED BY RACHAEL McDONALD: In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids--probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won't believe the mayhem - and the fun - when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on!

Tickets available at:
The Grand Theatre box office  613-530-2050
Online at:

At the Domino Theatre door for:
 a) the night of the performance if tickets available 
b) Cash, credit and debit now accepted at the Domino Theatre door.
d) Seniors and members $16 Thursdays only at the Domino Theatre door.

Adults: $20    Students: $10    Children: $10

Thursday, Friday, Saturdays
Extra matinee added: Sat. Dec. 16, 2:00 p.m.

Fri - Oct 27 -- Thu - Nov 09
  Rockport Redeemer Cafe

Redeemer Cafe @ 2 Front Street
Thursday, Nov. 9 @ 10:30 a.m.
Speaker: Brian R. Philips
Topic:  "The Captains Carnegie of Rockport"
Coffee & Treats - donations accepted
Everyone Welcome

Fri - Nov 17
  Dressed to the Nines Bazaar

Dressed to the Nines Bazaar is being held Friday, Nov. 17 from 4 to 7 pm at Christ Church Hall, 30 Church St., Gananoque. This is the place to find beautiful gently used clothing, in men's and women's sizes, for parties, galas, and business.
Plus oodles of fashion and fine jewellery. Cash only. Being held by the Gananoque & District Humane Society to support the animals in our shelter. Cash only. Dressed Bistro for snacks and refreshments. Contact: Arlene Massey, 613-923-1953,

Sat - Nov 18
  Festive Fair

Festive Fair - Saturday, November 18, 2017, 10:00am to 2:00pm
at Grace United Church, 120 Pine St Gananoque. Featuring Delicious Hot Lunch, Bake Table, Scratch made pies (Fruit/Turkey Vegetable/Tourtieres) Next-to-New, Crafts, and Silent Auction. Admission Free - All Welcome

Sat - Nov 18
  The Reason at the Legion

Entertainment at the Gananoque Legion Saturday November 18 featuring The Reasons. 7 - 11 pm. Everyone Welcome.

Sat - Nov 18
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  Esesential Oils Tutorial

Complimentary doTerra Essential Oils Tutorial.  Learn about the incredible healing properties of essential oils and the many ways we can use them!  

Join us at the Gananoque Public Library
November 18th from 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 

We will learn how these oils have been used over time to effectively assist families in immune support, headaches, stomach aches, insomnia, sore throats, first aid and so much more!

Come and experience the aromas of these amazing oils.  

To reserve your spot, e-mail: or find me on Facebook @woodhavenwellness 

One lucky winner will be taking home a 15 ml bootle of oil and a mini travel key chain!

Sun - Nov 19
  Lansdowne Santa Claus Parade

Lansdowne Santa Claus Parade on Sunday November 19 at 2pm.
Theme - "A Canadian Christmas". Registration at the Lansdowne Community Centre, 1 Jessie St, Lansdowne from 12:30-1:30pm. All are invited to take part in the parade. Visits with Santa and a bake sale will take place at the Lansdowne Community Hall after the parade. Parade and bake sale sponsored by the Lansdowne Agricultural Society. Merry Christmas to All!

Mon - Nov 20
  Leeds and 1000 Islands Historical Society

The Leeds Grenville and the 1000 Islands Historical Society invites you to attend a presentation on Monday November 20, 2017 at 7:30pm in the Seniors' Room at the Landsdowne Community Centre, 1 Jessie St. Landsdowne Ontario.

Guest speaker Curtis Jackson will give a talk on the Township Historical Moments for Canada 150

Light refreshments to follow. All are welcome to attend.

Fri - Nov 24
  Fish Fry

Fish Fry at the Gananoque Legion Friday November 24. 4:30 - 7:00 pm. 
$12.00 pp. Everyone Welcome. Our Meat Draw will also be starting at 5:30.

Sat - Nov 25
  Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

Mallorytown Legion's Annual Christmas craft and bake sale. 
Saturday November 25, 2017
9 am to 2 pm
Unique,local, something for everyone.
Santa will arrive at 11 am so bring the kiddies!
Our kitchen is open for breakfast sandwiches.

Sat - Nov 25
  Christmas On The River House Tour

Saturday, Nov. 25, 10:00 - 5:00
Tour 7 Fabulous Rockport Area Homes,
visit the Christmas Craft Fair in the Rec. Hall,
see the Heritage Quilt Show at the church and
treat yourself to lunch at the Rec. Hall
Call 613-659-2928, or 613-923-2337 for tickets or information

Wed - Nov 29
  Lansdowne Christmas Decorating Contest

Lansdowne Association for Revitalization is holding a Christmas Decorating Contest in the Lansdowne K0E 1L0 area again this year. Please register by Nov 30 with your name, civic address and phone number at or by calling Donna at 613-659-3550. 
Categories: 1. Best Overall Decorated Home. 2. Best Decorated Business. Judging will take place between December 2-4. Winners will be announced on Thursday December 7 at the Let's Light Up Lansdowne Tree Lighting Celebration at 6pm.