ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CAKE
SALES: At the Kingston District Shrine Club, 3260 Princess St. Every Saturday in December from 10 a.m., to 2 p.m., or call Kevin Corcoran at 613-540-4953 or Kingston Shrine Club 613-384-9554 for weekday purchases.
ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS VENDOR AND CRAFT EVENT: Hosted by Loving Hands Kingston, in support of Kingston-area shelters at Youth Unlimited Kingston located at 255 Kingscourt Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission. A donation station will be set up for collecting toiletries, new socks and school snacks for the Fourth Annual Blessing Bag campaign for local shelters. Raffle tickets will be available to win some amazing items with all proceeds supporting our Secret Santa campaign for those residing in Kingston Shelters over the Yule Tide season. ORCHESTRA KINGSTON PRESENTS HANDEL'S MESSIAH: With the Kingston Choral Society, at 7:30 p.m. at Sydenham Street United Church, 82 Sydenham St. Tickets $25, students $20, children under 14 free. Tickets available from The Church Book Room, Tara Foods, Long & McQuade, Novel Idea, at the door, and from the website, OrchestraKingston.ca. For more information, email Man[email protected] orchestrakingston.ca.
THE PORCH PILOTS: At Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560, from 8 p.m. to midnight with $5 cover for non-members. Everyone welcome. FRONTENAC FARMERS MARKET: Together with Prince Charles Public School present the 13th annual Holiday Market. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with 65-plus local vendors filling the school with farm-fresh produce and meat, prepared foods, unique gift items from our talented artisans and delicious baked goods. Just in time for the holidays. Come early and have breakfast with Santa. Prince Charles Public School, 6875 Highway 38, Verona. KING'S TOWN TREKKERS
VOLKSSPORT CLUB: We are one of many walking/Volkssport Clubs across Canada. Today, we are having our Christmas Lights Group Walk in the evening. Both the fiveand 10-kilometre walks will start from 700 Millwood Dr., Kingston. There will be a dinner after the walks in The Cavelier Room, located in the Travelodge Hotel at 2360 Princess St. Start times for the walks have been staggered. If you wish to participate in this event, contact Sue at os[email protected] or Doug at [email protected]mail.com for more detailed information. Come join us, walk for friendship, health and fun. MUSIC LOVERS: 1–5 p.m. music by Hallman & Hoffman at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631. Charge $5. Come out and enjoy the music. Everyone welcome. For more information, call 613-389-6605. CHILDREN'S HOLIDAY PROGRAMS AT THE LIBRARY: From Dec. 8 to Jan. 5, the Kingston Frontenac Public Library is offering a wide range of festive activities to get children and their families in the holiday spirit — from storytelling and festive movie screenings to seasonal crafts and even a Nutcracker Ball! Some events require registration. For more information, call 613-549-8888 or go online to www.kfpl.ca to review all listings. LOCAL HOLIDAY MARKET AND MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS: Until Dec. 22 at 168 Wellington St., Kingston (old Scotiabank), Fridays 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. CHRISTMAS TURKEY SHOOT: 2–4.30 p.m. at RCHA Club, 193 Ontario St. Come out for a fun afternoon and win yourself a turkey for Christmas. Cost is five darts for $4. No skill necessary. You have the chance on 10 turkeys plus one as a draw. The object of the game is to throw five darts at a picture of a turkey, each dart hole is circled and put on a grid with numbers, the numbers are totalled, the highest wins a turkey. It is a hidden score so that anywhere on the target will count, you don't have to be a dart player to play this game. It's really just luck, which makes it easy for anyone to participate and have a chance at winning. All welcome. 613542-8152. VERONA LIONS CLUB COUNTRY CHRISTMAS DANCE: 8 p.m. to midnight. For tickets, call 613376-7688. Tickets also available at Asselstine Hardware, Verona. CHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mallorytown Community Centre, 76 County Rd. 5, south and the Mallory Coach House 1523 County Rd. 2, Mallorytown. Homemade lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Community Centre. Everyone welcome. CHRISTMAS CRAFT & BAKE SALE: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the Perth Road Sunday School Hall, Perth Road Village. Fourteen vendor tables plus a "Bake Table". For more information, call 613-353-1690. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL WRITE-A-THON: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Napanee Public Library. Celebrate International Human Rights Day. Pop by and sign an appeal or petition to help victims of human rights abuses. All welcome. Refreshments. Contact Linda at 613-354-2630 for more information. BIG EUCHRE: At Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623, 120 County Road 4, Millhaven. Registration starts at 11 a.m., play starts at noon. Cost is $20 per team. Everyone welcome.
LOCAL HOLIDAY MARKET AND
MUSIC FRIDAY NIGHTS: Until Dec. 22 at 168 Wellington St., Kingston (old Scotiabank), Fridays 5:30-8:30 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BIG EUCHRE: Registration noon to 12:45 p.m. Start at 1 p.m. with 100 per cent payout at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 631. Bring your own partner, $10 per person. Everyone welcome. For more information, call
613-389-6605. NATIVITY DISPLAY: 11th Annual Nativity Display at Byrne Parish Hall, St. Patrick Church, Railton, 3977 Sydenham Rd., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission but donations to local food bank gratefully accepted. DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL: Enjoy a ghostly dramatic reading at 7 p.m. in the candlelit, neoGothic, old stone sanctuary at The Spire (Sydenham Street United Church, at the Spire, 82 Sydenham St). Hot cider and cookies at the intermission with admission by donation. A CONCERT: At 7 p.m. featuring Faithful Friends, will be held at the Grace Centre, 4295 Stagecoach Rd., Sydenham. The proceeds of an offering received will be presented to the Loughborough Christmas and Emergency Relief Committee. This benefit concert is sponsored by the Sydenham Independent Holiness Church, 4348 Amelia St., Sydenham. A light lunch will be provided. "CHRISTMAS, TOGETHER IN
SONG": presented by The Jubilate Singers. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m. at Cooke's-Portsmouth United Church, 200 Norman Rogers Dr. Director Brenda Carew and accompanist Liza Carew may invite the audience to participate at times, or to sit back and enjoy the choir in full or in a featured group. The freewill offering will support a local charity. OLE TYME FIDDLERS OPEN MIKE: Golden Links Hall, Harrowsmith, 1 to 5 p.m. with dinner to follow, bring a dessert, cost $10. For more information, call 613-372-2410.
SUNDAY SERVICE: 11 a.m. every Sunday at Seeleys Bay United Church. CHRISTMAS CAROL SING: At 7 p.m. at the Wilton Standard Church, 242 Simmons Rd., Wilton, with local and guest talent taking part. Following the sing, light refreshments will be served. All are welcome to attend. SUNDAY BREAKFAST: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Bath branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Everybody welcome.
WALK ON: A free, drop-in volunteerled indoor walking program offered at six sites in Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington from November to March: Invista Centre and Memorial Centre, Perth Road Public School, Napanee District Secondary School, La Salle Secondary School, and Rideau Heights Community Centre. For the full schedule, go online to www. kflaph.ca/en/clinics-and-classes/ Walk-On.aspx or call 613-549-1232, ext. 1180. CRIBBAGE: Games every Monday except holidays at Royal Canadian Legion Branch 560. Register early, play starts at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome. BEREAVED FAMILIES OF ONTARIO: Join Us for Grief Support Group for Seniors, at 1:30 p.m. at Seniors Centre, 56 Francis St.
SEA SCOUTS: For boys age 11 or older this year. Join the 1st Bayridge Seafarers, a member of the World Federation of Independent Scouting. Instruction in boating safety and an opportunity to earn the Transport Canada Pleasure Craft Operator Card, your boat operating license, good for life. You will learn about operating a 26-foot sailboat and an eight-foot Zodiac. Training and practice in canoeing, camping, hiking, and winter survival skills. Weekly Monday meetings, 7 to 8:40 p.m. at Truedell Public School during the school year. Registration fee is $10 and includes membership and insurance valid until September 2019. Additional information, Lorne Dudley at 613-389-6065.
EUCHRE: 7-9 p.m. at the Amherstview Community Hall with the Interesting Years Club of Amherstview. For more information, call Fran 613-384-0214 and/or Nancy 613-766-4467. EUCHRE: 1 p.m. at Westbrook United Church, 3526 Princess St.
YOGA: 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Westbrook United Church, 3526 Princess St., five kilometres west of the Cataraqui Centre. EUCHRE: 7-9 p.m. at Westbrook United Church, 3526 Princess St. BABY AND TODDLER TIME: Mondays 10–11 a.m. until Dec. 10 at the Gananoque Public Library. 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.
JUST WRITE: Mondays 1–3 p.m. at the Gananoque Public Library. Are you someone who likes nothing better than to just write for fun? Join our new writer's group to just write, just share your writing and just chat about what you write. Call 613 3822436 to learn more.