Community Calendar November 11 – 17, 2019


Nov 11 - Nov 17


November 4 – 25: National Novel Writing Month at KFPL

Since 2007, November has been designated National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. Aspiring writers worldwide are encouraged to track their progress online as they try to produce 50,000 words in a new manuscript between the first and last of the month. Focusing on quantity, rather than quality, the goal is to get writing, to write with a buddy or in a group, to combat writer’s block, and to produce a substantial first draft that can later be edited and rewritten to form a finished novel or the first part of a novel. By registering on the NaNoWriMo website writers can track their progress and connect with and encourage other writers, particularly in their own community. Pep talks from published writers also help, especially when they come from authors whose published works originated in NaNoWriMo, like Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Rainbow Rowell (Fangirl), and Sara Gruen (Water for Elephants). Kingston Frontenac Public Library is again teaming up with Kingston NaNoWriMo to provide space for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month.  At these two-hour sessions, adult and teen writers can meet with fellow writers to get some work done in a fun, supportive space with free WiFi and electrical outlets (and possibly a few snacks). These are drop-in sessions and no registration is required. This year’s sessions at KFPL will be held:
Monday, November 11, at Isabel Turner at 7 p.m.
Monday, November 18, at Calvin Park at 2 p.m.
Monday, November 25, at Central at 2 p.m.
Questions? Contact: Anne Hall, 613-549-8888 ext 3528,


November 11 – December 16: Grownup Storytime: “Why should kids have all the fun?”

Grownup Storytime returns to the Sydenham branch of Kingston Frontenac Public Library for another six weeks. This time the sessions will be held by the fireplace each Monday from 12:30pm to 1:30pm. Each weekly session of this drop-in program is open to adults of all ages, and no registration is required. Come to as many sessions as you like! Listen to stories, essays, excerpts or articles read by Programming Assistant Margi McKay. Feel free to bring your lunch — or perhaps your knitting. If the group feels like staying to talk about what they’ve heard, there’ll be time for that as well.


November 14 – 17: The Sound of Music

The Kingston Meistersingers proudly present everyone’s favourite musical — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved THE SOUND OF MUSIC, live at the Octave Theatre, November 14th-17th and 21st-24th, 2019. 7:30pm evening performances and 2:00pm matinees. Tickets available online at or at the Grand Theatre box office.


November 16: Let’s Make ALS a Thing of the Past – 80’s Dance Party

At Legion #631 (4034 Bath Rd, Kingston). Doors open at 7:30, dance starts 8:00pm, $25.00 / person. Tickets are available through All proceeds are going to the ALS Society of Canada. There will be a silent auction, a raffle and prizes! 80’s attire is encouraged!!


November 16: Hand-Bells & Flutes, A Piper & A Harp

BellRock presents an evening of musical entertainment, featuring a variety of local talent. Performing will be Toute Ensemble (flutists Debbie Twiddy and Anne Archer), bagpiper Ian MacKay, harpist Merrilyn Barber, and as a special treat, the Limestone Ringers. The Ringers are a handbell choir from this area. If you have never heard a handbell choir you really ought to come out for this experience alone. The sound is quite lovely and not like anything you’ve ever experienced before. Starts at 7pm, admission is by freewill offering and/or food bank donation. This is a fund-raiser for BellRock Hall at 6034 Leveque Rd.

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