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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Frontenac Womens Chorus

January 9, 2017 - 7:00pm to May 27, 2017 - 9:00pm

Are you a woman who loves to sing and is curious about joining a choir? The Frontenac Women's Chorus is welcoming new members for January. No audition is necessary and an ability to read music, while desirable, is not required if you can learn by ear and sing in tune with our enthusiastic and friendly group. Join us to sing an exciting variety of music on Monday nights - we have a spot for you!

The Kingston Fibre Artists’ Annual Show and Sale "Art Threads"

March 18, 2017 to April 13, 2017

Art Threads – Tett Centre Community Gallery

The Kingston Fibre Artists’ annual show and sale, Art Threads, showcases new work by the Kingston Fibre Artists, including fibre art created primarily with paper. You are warmly invited to meet the artists at the Opening Reception at the Tett’s Community Gallery on Saturday, March 18 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. KFA members have been creating contemporary textile art and exhibiting together for the past 20 years. Art Threads is made possible by the generous support of the Ballytobin Foundation.

Maple Weekend

April 1, 2017 to April 2, 2017

The Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association will be hosting the third Annual Maple Weekend on April 1 – 2, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM. Participants in Maple Weekend can be found across the province in a number of maple syrup producing areas.

Maple weekend gives you a first-hand opportunity to see how maple products are produced, from tree to table, along with the chance to taste and purchase quality maple products.


Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House - Maple Day

April 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

Gibbons Family Farm Maple Sugar House is celebrating everything 'Sweet Ontario' pure maple syrup has to offer.

Maple taffy on snow (free)

Guided, educational tours of the sugar house - if there is sap, watch the wood fired evaporator in action

Self-guided walk to the maple bush - check the buckets or pipeline to see if the sap is running

Taste sampling (free)

Pancake breakfast at the church hall in the village of Frankville (8am to 12 noon)

CRCA Maple Madness - Olde Tyme Sugar Bush Chores & Maple Taffy

April 1, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm

n the time before chainsaws, trees still had to be felled occasionally in the sugar bush, and it was done the old-fashioned way, using the sweat of one’s brow and the big heavy hand saws of the time.
As part of our ongoing Maple Madness event, the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority is presenting a demonstration of ‘Old Tyme Sugar Bush Chores’ on Saturday, April 1, throughout the day at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area.

CRCA Maple Madness - First Nations Display

April 1, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

For centuries, the people living in this part of the continent have taken advantage of the sweet bounty offered by the mighty stands of sugar maple trees that are in abundance. Residents of Kingston and surrounding area have a unique opportunity to learn how First Nations communities harvested and used sweet water to make maple syrup and maple sugar.

sound one two, a night of contemporary poetry featuring bill bissett, with open mic contest and great prizes Saturday, April 1

April 1, 2017 - 7:00pm

Toronto-based artists bill bissett, Aisha Sasha John, David Bateman and Kingston's own Armand Garnet Ruffo will take the stage Saturday, April 1st at Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre, at the TETT, for the one night only event "sound one two". A full night of exciting guest artists and an open mic contest that provides an opportunity for local writers to share their best spoken word and poetry and win amazing prizes. Audio and beats performed by Burning Iceberg.

1000 Islands Writers Festival Launch Party

April 1, 2017 - 7:30pm

Join us at the Thousand Islands Playhouse Firehall Theatre as we launch the 1000 Islands Writers Festival 2017 season with period food and frivolity in celebration of Canada’s 150th Anniversary.

Enjoy readings with Lindy Mechefske, author of Sir John’s Table, live music and dancing with Turpin’s Trail, and a guest appearance with none other than Sir John A himself.

It will be a night not to be missed in tribute to the rascal, lawyer, politician, food, beverage and book lover who helped draw us all together as a nation.

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