This Weekend at Queen’s: September 12-14

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Way to go – you’ve finished your first week of classes! Summer is going to last forev… wait, no nevermind. It got cold didn’t it. BUT THAT’S OKAY because:

  1. Summer doesn’t officially end until September 23rd when autumn begins, and…
  2. There are 40+ events happening this weekend to distract you from the seasons changing!

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ACTIVITY: Queen’s Run Club

Queen’s Run Club – The Run Club caters to both beginner and intermediate runners who want to increase their distance, improve their time, and/or simply find some running buddies. Club members can attend any or all of the scheduled group runs and work towards a goal race at the end of each term. Dates: Mondays and Wednesday from  Sept. to Apr. (beginning Sept 15) Time:  5:45pm Location: Meet in the ARC Cost: $10 per year Organizers: Lauren Kanko and Natasha Goumeniouk Contact: recrun@gogaelsgo.com or look up “Queen’s Run Club” on Facebook

FEATURED: Kingston Gets Active

This September CS4L and Kingston Gets Active are putting on another month of FREE physical activity events. Local sport and recreation organizations are offering FREE activities, information sessions, workshops, and active challenges to the Kingston community. Look for the take home calendars that have been distributed across kingston, click here to check out our website, or click the link below for a full list of events this September. Download Kingston Gets Active Calendar (PDF)

This Week at Queen’s: Sept 1-8, 2014

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Welcome home! Whether you are just starting your first year at Queen’s, or are about to jump into your final year, this year is going to be AMAZING. From concerts, to film screenings, speaker series, cross-campus capture the flag, cuddling with puppies, cheering your heart out at football games, watching the sunset at the pier, travelling on weekends… Stay tuned to QueensEvents.ca for ALL upcoming events within walking distance of Queen’s Campus! Follow @EventsQueens on Twitter Like Queen’s Events on Facebook Follow @queensevents on Instagram Top All Ages Events this Week: Monday – Take a Walk in Sir John A’s … Read More

The Isabel Goes Alt

A new music series will bring some of Canada’s most sought-after performers to Kingston to perform as part of the inaugural season at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. The Isabel Goes Alt will showcase music by the country’s best young artists, including the JUNO nominated band, Timber Timbre, and singer-songwriter, Basia Bulat, twice shortlisted for the Polaris Music Prize. “The Isabel is already building a reputation in the classical music community,” says Jerry Doiron, Director of the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. “Artists want to perform in this acoustically remarkable space. With this series, we … Read More

New Workshop “Silversmithing for Beginners” by Alchemy House Jewellery

Alchemy House Jewellery is Kingston’s newest destination for handmade jewellery, and instructional classes!  Next Session Start Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 23th and Thursday, Sept. 25th In this class you’ll work with an instructor to learn all the basic techniques of jewellery making to create your choice of a pendant, ring, or set of earrings. Skills taught include sawing, filing and shaping, soldering with propane torches, polishing, and making basic ear wires and pendant bails. This class is required of all students in order to proceed to the Open Studio class, unless the student has prior experience. Tuesdays 7:00-8:30pm OR Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm (dates subject to … Read More

Fine Arts Classes @ The Artel

Open to all ages fine art classes. One to one instructions. Drawing tools provided. $160 = 4 classes, 2 hours each When: Saturday, Sept 6, 13, 20 and 27 from 10:00am – 12:00pm AND/OR 12:00pm – 2:00pm. Where: The Artel Contact: Cavelle Macdonell, BFA, BEd www.artistcavelle.net (cell) 343 333 2011 artist@cavelle.net

MON, AUG 18 – SUN, AUG 24 Kingston Events

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There are 39 events happening this week in Kingston! Try something new, do something unexpected, go outside and have a great week! Here’s a comprehensive list of everything we have in our Events Calendar (www.queensevents.ca/calendar) for This Week in Kingston – August 18-24:

PHOTO Contest: “Aging in Our Community”

The Centre for Studies in Aging and Health at Providence Care & Camera Kingston are holding a photo contest to showcase images which capture the experiences of seniors living in our community (South Eastern Ontario). The contest runs from August 25th to September 26th, 2014. We must receive your 5×7 photographic prints, submission and consent release forms by 5:00pm on September 26th at Camera Kingston, 114 Princess St. Amateur and professional photographers alike are welcome to enter. Full Photo Contest Guidelines/Terms & Conditions and Entry Package can be downloaded on our website or by visiting Camera Kingston Selected photos will be exhibited at … Read More

Kingston Radio Guide

One of the first things I noticed after moving to Queen’s in first year, was that I had NO IDEA what local Kingston radio stations offered, nor where to tune my dial. This comprehensive list of Kingston radio stations has what’s out there & what to expect/what each sounds like.

Ice Cream for Wishes @ White Mountain

What better way to spend your summer than by eating ice cream? From July 14th through Labour Day, White Mountain Homemade Ice Cream LTD will be hosting the third annual Ice Cream for Wishes! Head over for some delicious homemade ice cream and 10% of select flavours will be donated towards granting the wishes of local Kingston children! Stay tuned for current flavours that will be part of the fundraiser! A huge thank you to White Mountain for their amazing support for the third year in a row!   White Mountain is located at 176 Ontario Street in Kingston, Ontario.

MON, AUG 4 – SUN, AUG 10 Kingston Events

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August is bursting at the seams with cool events and fun activities! Don’t miss Movies in the Square, the World Heritage Sunset Ceremonies at Fort Henry, and this weekend’s special Wolfe Island Music Festival! Here’s a comprehensive list of everything we have in our Events Calendar (www.queensevents.ca/calendar) for This Week in Kingston – August 4-10:

Volunteer for RUN OR DYE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of KFL&A been selected to be the Charity Of Choice for the Run of Dye event on August 9th, 2014 in Kingston. At Run or Dye, you become part of the rainbow. As you run/walk/dance through the course, you will get showered in safe, eco-friendly, plant-based powdered dye at every kilometer…turning you into a technicolour canvas of fun! It’s fantastic, exciting event! \ This year our main duty as the charity of choice is to gather up a great, adventurous group of volunteers to help run the event! There are various, fun volunteer positions! Our goal … Read More

FEATURED: “The Ghostly Effluent of P. Wagoner” @ The Artel

When: August 1 to 31st, 11am to 4pm Where: The Artel, 205 Sydenham Street The art exhibit for the month of August will feature art by Calgary artist Clinton St. John! The exhibit consists of eight new paintings, and will run from August 1st-31st. There will be a musical performance by the artist at the reception on the night of the 1st, so come out and meet him! Here’s his website: http://www.clintonstjohn.com

This Week in Kingston: July 6-12

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July is packed full of events! Check out a quick day-by-day summary of what’s happening in Kingston, Ontario this week. Sun. July 6 8AM – 4PM: Antiques Market @ Springer Market Square 9AM – 2PM:  Memorial Centre Farmers’ Market @ 303 York Street  9:30AM:  Wolfe Island Classic 5K & 10K 9:30AM: FREE Sunday Morning Yoga (SMY) @ Battery Park 12PM – 1PM: Go Jump in the Lake: Triathlon Training @ MacDonald Park 12PM – 9PM: BeaverTails @ Springer Market Square 2PM & 4PM: Take a Walk in Sir John A’s Footsteps – some of the actors are Queen’s alumni! 7PM: WWE SummerSlam Heatwave @ K-ROCK … Read More

ACTIVITY: Kingston By Fork Walking Tours

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This will be the fourth summer for these walking tours of downtown Kingston’s food hotspots, and it sounds like this year’s stops will be the tastiest yet. The Homegrown Eats tour starts at the market, where a guide takes you on a 1-hour informational walk that includes stops at local eateries and ends with a three-course meal at Aqua Terra (adults: $40; students/seniors: $30). The Edible Escapade tour takes you to seven food establishments that last year included Curry Original, Cooke’s Fine Foods and Pasta Genoa; you’ll meet owners and staff, and learn about their commitment to local products. kingstonbyfork.com

Best Canada Day 2014 Events – Kingston, Ontario

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Reblogged from: http://www.redtrain.ca/blog/canada-day-kingston/ True Patriot Love! Canada’s 147th birthday is coming up in less than a week, so we rounded up the best places to be in Kingston on Canada Day. Downtown, you’ll find a variety of events all day long, including the Limestone Mile, a parade to City Hall, live entertainment, a look back in time, and ending with a spectacular fireworks display at 10:00 PM! Elsewhere in the city, explore family-oriented celebrations at Grass Creek Park in the east end, discover local artisans’ creations at Artfest Kingston, or visit one of the region’s most renowned art galleries! Canada Day at Confederation Park Canada Day at … Read More

What to do in Kingston: May 14-25

Sunday, May 18 9 AM – Bus Trip to BEACHCLUB ft. FEDDE LE GRAND 18+ – Join us for the first bus trip to Beachclub from Kingston of the year. 10 AM – Puppet Pageant Workshops – We’re looking for volunteers who have an interest in building, sculpting, painting, sewing, learning how to stilt walk and participating in a parade for these weekend workshops. 3 PM – Next Gen Sociable: Beer & Whiskey Tasting 19+ – Join Next Gen’s annual celebration of good friends and good music. It’s a unique chance to sample beer and whisky brands from around the globe! Monday, May 19 VICTORIA DAY 10 AM – Puppet … Read More