Community Events – Gananoque and TLTI

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Events listing from October 12 – 18, 2017:

Thursday, October 12:

Upcoming:  Fall Small Business Workshop & Free Business Funders Speed Dating October 19th, Leeds and Thousand Islands. The workshop provides our valued local businesses with professional advice to help them grow. The Speed Dating session will provide one on one time between businesses and funders. Hosted by the Township and other partners in the small Business Support Network For more information contact Elaine Mallory:

Upcoming: The 39th Lansdowne Craft Fair will be held on Saturday October 28th, 2017, from 9:30am – 3:30pm, at the Lansdowne Community Centre, 1 Jessie St, Lansdowne. Sponsored by the Leeds and 1000 Islands Historical Society.  Admission $1.00 at the door, proceeds going to the activities of the Historical Society.

Trees and Trails Advisory Committee: 9 a.m., Town Hall Boardroom. Agenda

Retired Women Teachers of Ontario – Fall Meeting and Lunch – Thu. Oct 12 – Lyndhurst United Church. All retired women teachers are invited to join us for fun, food and fellowship. The RWTO Gananoque Branch extends from Westport to Gananoque, and all points in between. A short business meeting at 11 am will be followed by a lovely full course meal prepared by the Lyndhurst United Church Women ($15.00). Then enjoy a presentation by Rev Takhoui Petro. Members will be contacted. Guests and new members contact Mary Ellen at 613-387-3849 for more information and to register by Fri Oct 6, 2017.

Open House – Wine and Cheese: 7 to 9pm, Gananoque Curling Club, 300 William Street S. Gananoque. Everyone is Welcome! Stop by to meet your fellow curlers and prepare for the upcoming Curling Season! Competition – Sportmanship – Recreation – Fitness – Fun. Contact Jayne Curtis, 613 382 3281,

Stewards of the St. Lawrence: 10 am to 5 pm until Oct. 31. Arthur Child Heritage Museum – 125 Water St. Gananoque Through partnerships with local conservation agencies and consultations with the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe representatives, the ACHM is pleased to present the Stewards of the St. Lawrence 2017 Exhibit in the main hall. This family focused exhibit will highlight the importance of the river to the local and visiting communities and showcase it is a cultural, recreational and economic lifeline. Through this interactive exhibit the ACHM can share information regarding conservation and stewardship and help to leave a legacy for future generations.

Gananoque Yarn Spinners: weekly until Dec. 7, 6 – 7 pm. Gananoque Public Library -100 Park Street, Gananoque. 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. Contact Deirdre Crichton,,  613 382-2436

Walking and Exercising Program for Seniors – A CPHC Program: 10 – 11 am., weekly. 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne. Classes are open to men and women 55+ years of age. Classes are geared towards personal ability, and include functional exercises. This program meets specific Heart Wise Exercise standards designated by the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. No experience required. Instructors certified through the Canadian Centre for Activity & Aging. At the Lansdowne Community Building. Call 613-382-1175 for more information.


Free CPHC Fitness Program: Join this active group for a FREE hour of fun and fitness at the Lansdowne Community Hall, Jessie St., Lansdowne, 10– 11 am.

Lego Builders Club: 6:30 pm. Come and create your own Minecraft village or go on a great adventure at the Lansdowne and Seeley’s Bay Library, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne.

N R Jee Fitness: 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Improve your range of motion, flexibility, circulation, balance and strength. Weekly on Tues. and Thurs.

After School Program: Grades 1-8; Lyndhurst Library, 3:30 – 5pm. Begins Sept. 14th.

Yoga For All: Sweet’s Corner’s School, September 13th – December 20th. 6-7pm. $60 for the 8 week program.

Cardio Box Fit: High intensity workout. September 28th – November 30th. Lansdowne Community Hall, 6-7pm.

Volleyball: 7-9pm, TIES, 101 King St. W, Lansdowne. Weekly until June 1. Enjoy the game of volleyball! TLTI’s co-ed adult volleyball program will encourage skill development and promises fun for all participants. $60/season or $5 drop-in

Hiking/Snowshoeing: 10 am. Get active while enjoying the wonders that surround us everyday! Every two weeks the group will meet at a trail to get lost in together. Learn about native plants and animals, be mindful or just enjoy the fresh air. No snowshoes? No problem! Check out the recreation library in Lansdowne to borrow some. This pilot program will be run for ages 18 and up but could be expanded based on interest. Fall Session Sept 14– Nov 23, Winter Session Jan 11 – Mar 25, 2018. Various local trails. Second and Fourth Thursday Contact 613-658-2415 ext. 228 or


Friday, October 13:

Messy Church: 5to 7pm, Grace United Church 120 Pine St., Gananoque. An informal church gathering, featuring crafts, games, stories, songs, food, fun & fellowship. Held the second Friday of each month. Everything is supplied and all are welcome to attend, from ages zero to 99+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. October 13th, doors open at 5 pm. October’s gathering theme is “Giving Thanks”. On the menu, Macaroni & cheese, salad & cake. Contact 613-382-2161 to reserve your spot. Donations appreciated.

Jammin’ In the Islands: Friday, October 13, – to Sunday, October 15, 10am – 4:30pm. Join us for the Annual mix of Jazz, Blues, Pop and Swing. Full program at

Walking Group: 8-9 am. Join the Seeley’s Bay Athletics Walking Group on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Contact Tammy at 613-387-3120 for more information.

Chair Yoga – Seeley’s Bay Athletics: 9-10 am., 151 Main Street, Seeley’s Bay. Free fitness for all ages! Year round classes available (except March). Tuesdays and Fridays. All welcome – no charge. To learn more about the Seeley’s Bay Athletics please visit For more information call 613-397-3120 or contact Tammy at

Chair Yoga – Seeley’s Bay Athletics: 9 – 10 am, 151 Main Street, Seeley’s Bay. Free fitness for all ages! Year round classes available (except March). Tuesdays and Fridays. All welcome – no charge. To learn more about the Seeley’s Bay Athletics please visit  for more information, call 613-397-3120 or contact Tammy at

Fit and Fabulous: 9:30 – 10:30 am, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne. A program designed to improve aerobic capacity, strength, flexibility, balance and coordination. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at the Lansdowne Community Hall, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne.

Fit and Fabulous 2: 10:45 – 11:45 am. Designed for older adults and slower paced than Fit and Fab I. Monday, Wednesday and Fridays at the Lansdowne Community Hall, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne.

Youth Volleyball: 6-7pm, weekly until Oct. 27. 101 King St. W (TIES), Lansdowne. Enjoy the game of volleyball with skills, drills, and scrimmage. The group will be divided into two groups based on age and skill level. Ages 6-15. Fee: $40

Saturday, October 14:

Equine Extravaganza: 10am to 4pm, 1186 Prince St. Lansdowne Ontario (Fairgrounds). Lansdowne Association for Revitalization (LAFR) is presenting a hands on equestian learning experience for both adults and children. We plan to have a wide variety of horse breeds including the Draft breeds, Western Pleasure, English Jumper, Minis and more. Various vendors and demonstrators related to the equine field such as tack and equipment, clothing, gifts, nutrition and health. It would not be complete if there wasn’t great food. Still seeking those interested in participating in the Festival to make this festival more exciting. Find program at

Fall/Winter BOGO Bazaar – Gently Used Clothing – Rain Date: 10:00am to 1:00pm. At the Gananoque & District Humane Society, 85 Hwy 32 just north of the 401, a quick ride on the 401 from Kingston or Brockville, or points north. Featuring gently used clothing for men and women to change up your cold-weather wardrobe with bargains galore. Buy one get one (or more) free. We feature higher-end labels, quality and fashion in business attire, casual wear, outdoor wear and active wear.  Cash only. Change rooms to try stuff on, lunch available. Every purchase helps save animals’ lives! Thank you. Contact Arlene Massey,, 613-923-1953

Mallory Coach House Museum: 1-4 pm, 1523 County Rd. 2. Mallorytown will be open every Sat. and Sun. Come and see our wealth of local information including photos of actual articles from Canada’s first glass works.

Annual Food Drive ROLL Aid Centre, door to door canvas starting at 9am

Sunday, October 15:

St. John’s Presbyterian Church: 11 am Worship service at 2360 Middle Road, Kingston.  Rev. Marian Raynard officiating.  Everyone is welcome, please come and worship with us.

Sunday Service: 9:30 am, Lyndhurst United Church0

Sunday Service Olivet United Church: 10 am

Worship at St. Luke’s Church, 11am. Bring your friends     

Lyndhurst Gun and Militaria Show Lyndhurst Legion, 9am-2pm For show information and table inquiries call John: 613-928-2382         

Monday, October 16:

CPHC Foot Care Clinic Seeley’s Bay Retirement Home 9:00-4:00pm, $25 Call Cheryl 613-382-1175

Scary Story Contest: Monday, October 16, 2017 – 10:00am to Saturday, October 28, 2017 – 1:00pm. Gananoque Public Library – 100 Park Street, Gananoque. Entries Due: Monday, October 16th. Winners announced: Friday, October 27th. Reading of winning stories: Saturday, October 28th at 1:00 p.m. at the Gananoque Public Library. Popular annual contest open to primary, junior and intermediate students living in Gananoque and surrounding areas. Local schools can participate by providing support to students for the writing process and submissions. Competition encourages the development of young authors in the community with cash prizes awarded in each age category. Entry guidelines and forms available at the library, school offices and individual classes. Ages 6 to 14. Contact Deirdre Crichton,, 613 382-2436

History of the Gananoque Reporter TLTI Historical Society Lansdown Community Hall. 7:30pm

Boot Camp: 7-8 pm., Mon, and Wed., 276 Lyndhurst Rd. (Sweets Corners), Lyndhurst. This fitness boot camp is designed to build strength and fitness through a variety of intense intervals in 60 minutes. Participants work at their own pace and increase intensity as they are ready. If you’ve never tried a boot camp before, this is the perfect opportunity. Fall Session Oct. 9 – Dec. 18, Winter Session Jan. 8 – Mar. 12. Fee $50/once a week, $80/twice a week, $7 drop-in.

Women Matters Rug Hooking: 10 am – 3 pm, 1 Jessie St.Lansdowne. Come and join Women Matters for a day of rug hooking and socializing. Call 613-659-4198 or e-mail for more information.

Active Yoga: 6-7pm, Lansdowne Community Hall – Seniors Room, 1 Jessie St, Lansdowne. This is an energetic “flow” class starting with a vigorous round of physical activity followed by gentle stretching and calming breathing exercises. This class is ideal for active people, athletes, or anyone looking to build strength and balance, promote flexibility and relax. Please bring your own mat; however, mats will be available for those who cannot provide one. Fall Session Sept. 13 – Dec. 20; Winter Session Jan. 3 – Mar. 28. 10 class pass $75 (may attended any LCH yoga class), $10 drop in. Contact

Walking Program: 4:45 – 6:30 pm. Mon., Wed. 101 King St. W., Lansdowne. A free walking program at Thousand Islands Elementary School. Donations accepted with proceeds going to St. Lawrence District Medical Centre. Contact Sheila Blodget at 613-659-2859 for information.

Piloxing: 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Lansdowne Community Hall, 1 Jessie Street, Lansdowne. An inter-disciplinary program that mixes pilates and boxing moves into a fat burning, muscle sculpting, core centric workout guaranteed to whip you into shape! Join instructor Sue Warren in this fun and challenging workout. Fall Session Sept. 11 – Nov. 27; Winter Session Jan. 8 – Mar. 26; Spring Session Apr. 2 – Jun. 18. Fees $50/session, $45 10 class pass, $5 drop in. Contact sue@marina or 613-213-1232

Badminton Club: 7-10 pm. 101 King St. W., TIES, Lansdowne. Mon., Wed., Fri. Get Fit and Have Fun! Competitive and recreational doubles play for ladies and gentlemen. We are committed to continually improving our skills and challenging our fitness levels. Feather birds are provided and racquets are available. Whether you are competitive or are just out for exercise, badminton is a great way to spend your time! Fee: $100 Adults (all sessions), $65 Youth/Students (all sessions) $65 Adults (once a week), $5 Drop-in Contact

Baby and Toddler Time at the Gananoque Public Library: Sept. 18 – Dec. 4, 10 – 11 am. Ages 0 to 4 (Preschool siblings welcome.) Mondays from September 18th to December 4th from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Oct. 30 – Costume Party, Dec. 4 – 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. Gananoque Public Library, 100 Park Street, Gananoque. Contact Deirdre Crichton,, 613 382-2436

Tuesday, October 17:

R.O.L.L. AID CENTRE: Seeley’s Bay Legion Food Bank open 10:00am – noon

Arthur Child Heritage Museum: “Threadworks” Exhibit, 10am – 4pm. Until Oct. 31

Youth Soccer: 6-7 pm, Thousand Islands Elementary School, Lansdowne. Learn and refine skills, play games and make friends. Program cost is $30 and an on-line registration form  can be completed at

Gananoque Choral Society:  7:15 pm to 9 pm, Christ Church Parish Hall, Gananoque.  Fall Session has begun. Former and new members welcome. No auditions…just music and fun!

Body Blast: Work intensely on muscle conditioning and cardio. September 26th – November 28th. Lansdowne Community Hall, 6-7pm.

Clogging: 7 – 8 pm.  151 Main St., Seeley’s Bay. Join the fun Tuesday evenings at the Seeley’s Bay Community Hall. Contact Tammy at 613-387-3120 or by email at for more information.

Stone Bridge Quilters: 9 am – noon. Join a group of hobbyists while working
on your projects or learn from experienced quilters and pick up some new tips and tricks. Call 613-928-2786 for more information. Lyndhurst Branch, Public Library.

Good Morning Storytime: 10:30 – 11:15 am. Lansdowne Library, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne.

Rhythm & Rhyme Toddler Time: 11 a.m. – noon. Stories, songs, rhymes and movement activities at the Seeley’s Bay Library, 150 Main St., Seeley’s Bay.

Paper Crafting with Pat: 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Seeley’s Bay Library, 150 Main St., Seeley’s Bay.

Bingo: 6:30 pm. Tuesdays at the Lyndhurst Legion, 426 Lyndhurst Rd., Lyndhurst. Call Bruce at 613-659-2865 for more information.

Starry Night Stories: 6:30 pm. Join us for a relaxed evening of bedtime stories Tuesday evenings at the Lansdowne Library, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne.

Wednesday, October 18:

Wednesday Night Crafters: Lyndhurst Library, 6 – 8pm; Adults and children welcome; bring your own projects. Summer quilt activity for kids

CPHC Diner’s Club Seeley’s Bay Community Hall, 12 noon; Call 613-382-1175; $10

CPHC Diner’s Club: noon – 1:30 pm. Available to seniors and adults who are looking for more opportunities to meet people and socialize. Third Wednesday of every month at the Seeley’s Bay Community Hall, 151 Main St., Seeley’s Bay. Call 613-382-1175 for more information.

Ukulele Jam Sessions at the Gananoque Public Library: 1-2:30pm, 100 Park St. Ukulele Jam Sessions with Introductory Lessons with Hans Boldt of the Kingston Ukulele Society. Sept. 27-Oct. 25. Play ukulele and sing songs. Share tips and techniques, and share ukulele stories. Anyone who plays ukulele is welcome. All skill levels are welcome – beginners on up. If you can bring a strong, sturdy music stand capable of holding a heavy 3-ring binder. The library has five ukuleles available for loan. Contact Deirdre Crichton,, 613 382-2436

Yoga for Youth: 6 – 7pm, 1 Jessie St (Community Hall), Lansdowne. This 8-week series will introduce young people to the benefits of yoga. Youth will build flexibility, strength, confidence and concentration skills through fun physical postures. This program requires a minimum of 6 participants to run. Ages 10-16. Fall Session: Oct. 4 – Nov. 22, Winter Session Jan. 10 – Feb. 28. Fee $50/session

Yoga for All: 6-7pm, Lansdowne Community Hall – Seniors Room ,1 Jessie St., Lansdowne. Open class for all levels. Includes a moderate level of physical activity, deep breathing exercises and gentle stretching. Options and variations will be offered to suit all levels. Please bring your own mat; however, mats will be available for those who cannot provide one. Fall Session Sept. 13 – Dec. 20, Winter Session Jan. 3 – Mar. 28. 10 class pass $75 (may attended any LCH yoga class), $10 drop in. Contact

Youth Badminton: 6-7 pm, Thousand Islands Elementary School, Lansdowne. Learn and practice the fastest raquet sport! This program is geared to introduce and refine badmniton skills with an element of game play. Ages 10-13. Program cost $30. Register at

Reap What You Sow: 3:30 – 5 pm. Sweets Corners Elementary, one day @ Wendy’s Country Market, Lyndhurst. Learn about locally sourced foods, harvest crops, learn food preparation, and host a dinner for two of your guardians! Students of SCES ages 6-12. Program cost $10. Register at

Euchre: Lyndhurst Legion. 7:00pm

St. Luke’s Thrift Shop: Wed. to Fri. 10am-1pm, Sat. 10am- 3pm.

CPHC Adult Day Program: 9 am-3 pm. 345 Herbert St., Gananoque. Participate in group activities such as crafts, trivia games, and pet therapy; or engage in individual activities such as puzzles, watching movies/TV, or playing music. Every Wednesday in Gananoque. Call 613-382-1175 for more information.

Gentle Yoga: 9-10 a.m. Lansdowne Community Hall, 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne Community Hall, Lansdowne. This is a relaxing yoga class with slow movements, gentle stretching and deep breathing. This class is ideal for older folks, new moms, those recovering from illness or injury, or anyone looking to slow down, stretch and relax. Please bring your own mat; however, mats will be available for those who cannot provide one. Fall Session Sept. 13 – Dec. 20; Winter Session Jan. 3 – Mar. 28. Fee 10 class pass $75 (may attended any LCH yoga class), $10 drop in. Contact

Rock it time @ your library: 1-5:50pm. 1 Jessie St., Lansdowne. Borrow equipment from the recreation library and then Rock It! Wednesdays at the Lansdowne Library.

Tech Savvy Seniors: Sept. 20 – Oct. 18, 10 am to noon, session 1. Session 2, Nov. 1 – 29. Five part workshop for seniors explores current technology and its use in our day to day lives, includes choosing and maintaining devices; adapting to changing software; navigating the internet while keeping personal information safe and secure; ensuring reliable sources; and using communication methods and popular and useful apps (applications). Final session will wrap up with commonly used programs for writing, photos, and file organization. Light refreshment provided with a mid-morning break. Register at the Library. (There currently is a waiting list. Open to availability.) Gananoque Public Library – 100 Park Street, Gananoque. Contact Deirdre Crichton, , 613 382-2436



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