Community Calendar May 13 – 19, 2019


May 13 - May 19


April 20 – June 17: Playing with Fire: A Flameworking Exhibition

Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery is proud to present its current exhibition Playing with Fire , featuring the work of glass artists Dan Sullivan, Emma Gerard, and Matthew Crossman. This show will highlight various skills, techniques and styles used in contemporary flameworking, a method of forming objects from rods and tubes of glass that are heated under a flame until malleable. As the Gallery’s first flameworking exhibition, Playing with Fire will introduce visitors not only to new artists but also to new ways of working with glass. Please visit the Gallery to view this exciting work and support the arts in Kingston! Kingston Glass Studio & Gallery 56 Queen St. Kingston (613) 547-9149


May 13: ACEs Aren’t Wild Cards

A speaker series investing in community resilience to prevent and mitigate the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences. Featuring: Dr. Meredith MacKenzie, MD, Street Health Centre (part of Kingston Community Health Centres) & Kris Millan, Director of Family Health, KFL&A Public Health. Time: 11:45 am – 1:30 pm. Cost: $50 (includes lunch and a partial charitable donation receipt). Where: Residence Inn by Marriott Kingston Water’s Edge, 7 Earl St.
Did you know that trauma and adversity in childhood can change a child’s brain structure and even influence their DNA? Chronic adversity leads to poor health and social outcomes, including increased risk of school failure, violence, incarceration, mental health conditions, substance use, and the development of chronic diseases like diabetes, COPD, stroke, cancer and heart disease. This talk will delve deeper into the impacts of ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and explore how we can use this knowledge to transform our community’s approach to supporting families, children and youth to address root causes and break cycles that lead to serious health issues, poverty and homelessness. We will discuss ways to invest in community resilience including early learning, literacy, mentoring and creating opportunities for secure attachment to occur so that all of us can live in thriving, healthy communities. This talk is based on the premise that if we can predict it, we can prevent it. Further information at


May 18: Annual Yard Sale & E-Waste

The Tamworth & District Lions Club is having their annual Yard Sale & E-Waste from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. The event is held at the Tamworth Arena and includes over 60 tables of household items plus sporting goods, furniture, equipment, tools, craft supplies etc. The public can bring their e-waste items, as well as any clothing donations they have to the event. If you would like to make arrangements for your donations or e-waste to be picked up please call Frank Rowan at 613-379-2332.  All funds raised at the event go to support Lions activities throughout Stone Mills Township.


May 18: Plant Swap at Your Public Library

Did you buy or start too many seedlings for your garden this year? Perhaps you have more seeds than you can use or houseplants running wild. Why not consider trading your surplus for some new varieties? KFPL is holding its first-ever Plant Swap at 2 p.m. at the Isabel Turner branch. This is a chance for anyone with too many plants, cuttings, seedlings or seeds to trade their extras for something different or just to give them away to a new home. Drop in to share your extras and your knowledge with gardeners of all kinds and skill levels. We’ll also have a selection of gardening books and DVDs for you to borrow. Please bring your trades-ins inside plastic bags, or in pots inside a plastic bag, carton or cardboard box. Labeling your trades-ins with their species and/or variety name would be a big help for whoever might be taking them home. Do you have a mystery plant or seed you’d like to identify? Bring it along and maybe someone will be able to tell you what it is.
The Plant Swap is open to adults and teens. This is a drop-in event, open to everyone free of charge and with no registration required to attend, but if you’d like to reserve some table space to display your trade-ins, you may do so at or by phoning (613) 549-8888. For more information, visit


May 18: Wolfe Island United Church Fish Fry

Doors open 4:30 Take outs available. Adults $15:00, children under 12 $6:00 children under 6 no charge. Ferry leaves Kingston on the hour.

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