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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, Orches­ For more in­for­ma­tion, email Man­[email protected] orches­

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]­ 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 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.



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.­ics-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.

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