Community Calendar October 14 – 20, 2019


Oct 14 - Oct 20


October 15: Tuesday Evening Genealogy Drop-Ins

These days, millions of people all over the world are exploring their family histories. Genealogy is one of the most popular pastimes for people of all ages. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced researcher, there is always more to learn and to share! Starting on Tuesday, September 17, the public library will make it easier for you to connect with others who share your interest in genealogy. On Tuesday evenings, our local history librarian and members of the Kingston Branch of Ontario Ancestors (formerly the Ontario Genealogical Society) will be on hand to answer questions and offer assistance. Work on your family tree, explore research sources, meet new friends and share strategies with others. No registration is necessary, and all are welcome. Bring your laptop or tablet (or pencil and paper) and drop in to the Central Branch of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday evenings from September 17 to November 5. KFPL Central Branch, 2nd Floor, Local History Room. We’ll look forward to seeing you there! For more information, visit Questions? Contact: Joanne Stanbridge, 613-549-8888, ext.3590,


October 18 – 19: Gem Storm 2019

Friday October 18, 10-9pm and Saturday October 19, 10-6pm at the Ambassador Hotel’s ballroom. Sponsored by Kingston Lapidary and Mineral Club, this will be our 50th show and sale featuring crystals, unique jewellery, fossils, gemstone carvings, minerals and gemstones, We will have 29 dealers from Ontario and Quebec as well as a children’s mine and jewellery workshop. Admission is $5 per person with children 12 and under free. Free hourly draws, ample free parking and wheelchair accessible. Come out and see why We Rock!!


October 19: BellRock Hall Dance Night

Get ready to put on your dancin’ shoes and dance the night away in BellRock Hall. The Hall is hosting a dance from 6:30pm – 10pm featuring “The Porch Pilots”. Combined, this band has close to two hundred years of musical experience. That doesn’t mean their music is two hundred years old, though! Their music is mainly Classic Country, with a few Pop songs thrown into the mix. Song list includes music by artists such as George Strait, Dwight Yokum, Buck Owens, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and all your country classic favourites. Entertaining and high-energy, the Porch Pilots will keep you on the dance floor all night long. Cash Bar. Tickets $10.


October 20: Faithful Friends present a Country Gospel Concert

2:30 p.m at Glenburnie United Church, 1028 Unity Road. A free-will offering in lieu of admission. Money raised will support the Church’s Benevolence Fund. Light refreshments will be served


October 20: Handmade Harvest

Join Change for Families In Need as we host our Handmade Harvest fundraiser on Sunday from 11-4 pm at Mackinnon Brothers Brewery. The event will feature local artisans, live music with Odette, Sean Harley and Megan Hamilton, door prizes, chili, and free games for the kids. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping while supporting local art and community.

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