Community Calendar May 21 – May 27, 2018


May 21 - May 27


MAY 2 – 27: An Art Show by Bath Artisans

Free Admission. We invite you to their showing at Window Art Gallery, Princess and Victoria, Kingston – parking off Victoria. Artists will be hand Sat. May 5th 2pm – 4pm for an Open House, but gallery staff will be on hand every day for the month. Refreshments will be served.
Mon & Tues: 9am – 12pm,
Wed & Fri: 9am – 4pm
Thurs: 9am – 8pm
Sat & Sun: 12pm – 4pm


MAY 20: Turkey Dinner

Golden Links Hall Harrowsmith 4:30 to 6 cost $13.00 sponsored by the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs info call 372-2410


MAY 26: Fairmount Home Charity Yard Sale to support KFL&A’s Alzheimer’s Society

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in Fairmount’s Auditorium (2069 Battersea Rd.). Support Fairmount residents as they raise money for the annual Walk for Alzheimer’s! Come out and find some treasures and enjoy a pancake breakfast! Proceeds go to support our resident walkers in Kingston’s annual Walk for Alzheimer’s.


MAY 26: Bull Head Fish Fry

Golden Links Hall Harrowsmith 4:30 to 6 cost $13.00 sponsored by the Odd Fellows & Rebekahs info call 372-2410


MAY 26: Join us – for the 2018 Butterfly Release!

11:45-1:30 p.m. Hospice Gardens in City Park (corner of West St. & Bagot St.)
Face painting, Music, Refreshments, Quiet reflection and, of course, Butterflies
We hope you will have the opportunity to join us at this beautiful event remembering and honoring our loved ones.
Butterflies can be purchased by ordering online through the BFO Kingston website @
or call the number below. Look forward to seeing you. Bereaved Families of Ontario – Kingston Region 613 634 1230
Hospice Kingston – 613 542 5013 Ext 9


MAY 26: Sydenham Women’s Institute-Spring Sale

Sydenham Women’s Institute members invite you to their yearly Spring Sale. Come browse the many vendor tables. Don’t forget the bake and plant tables. You bound to find something. Lunch 5.00 chilli/soup with bun. Tea/coffee and muffin sold.
9am to 2p.m. Grace Centre:4295 Stagecoach Road, Sydenham


MAY 26: CRCA Forest Therapy Walk Public Session

The Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA) is continuing its innovative and immersive Forest Therapy Walks program, as a way of encouraging area residents to reconnect with nature in a deeper, more meaningful way.
The practice of Forest Therapy was recently founded through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, based in California. The founders of this mindful, healing and connective practice were inspired by the Japanese practice of “Shinrin-yoku” which translates as “forest bathing.” Research has determined that spending time in nature not only strengthens the human immune response and reduces stress, but also makes us more creative, mindful, and content in our lives. It may also inspire an environmental ethic that leads to positive changes in our behaviour, and a decreasing personal impact.
The next public session will take place on from 1 p.m. to 3:30 a.m., at the Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area. The cost is $20 per person, which includes the gate fee. Register for this walk at
Our Forest Therapy Walks will be guided by the CRCA’s Senior Conservation Educator, Stana Luxford Oddie who is accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Luxford Oddie has more than two decades of experience connecting people of all ages to nature.
A Forest Therapy Walk is a slow and mindful experience that combines walking, sitting, standing or laying down. Everything is an invitation, so participants are invited to do what feels most comfortable to the. An entire Forest Therapy Walk experience will be no longer than one kilometre, and can last between two to three hours depending on the requirements and desires of the participants.
Everyone can benefit from Forest Therapy Walks such as, but not limited to, people recovering from illness, youth, active military personnel, veterans, people recovering from loss, students, professionals, parents, people looking to better their mental health, first responders and seniors – anyone who is looking to de-stress, slow down, heal and connect with nature.
Private, one-on-one Forest Walks are also available. You can fill out a special booking form that will request information about any special needs or requests, and sign up a personalized walk with our guide.
For more information on the CRCA Forest Therapy Walk, or to sign up for either the public sessions or a private session, visit


MAY 27: Bakery and Gift Market Event

Beth Israel Synagogue Auxiliary is please to open their doors and invite the public to the annual bakery and gift market to be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Formerly the Hadassah- Auxiliary Bazaar, this event has taken place yearly for over fifty years and offers delicious baking and purchasable items to delight people of all ages.
Food and items of interest are traditional Jewish baking, i.e., “challah” bread, estate household pieces, vintage clothing, accessories, home-made gift items and much, much more.  “Every year is a new adventure”, says Ellen Turcotte, Past President. “We are always very proud to showcase our synagogue and share our Jewish traditions and culture”, states Turcotte.  The items will be available for purchase over two floors and auxiliary volunteers have been busy baking and preparing for the event for months. “We truly do look forward to the event every spring and much work and planning is done by our dedicated volunteers without whom this could not happen”, states Turcotte. “Come and join us welcome spring into Kingston and get a feel of Kingston’s rich Jewish history”. Parking is available on site, on Centre Street and next door at the former, St. Mary’s of the Lake site. For more information contact: Ellen Turcotte at 613-532-3716, or Sharon Monson at 613-272-5301.

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