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Richard Rosenthal

Fogolar Flea Market July and August, 2015

Posted June 26, 2015 @ 2:27PM

This summer head to the flea market to uncover hidden treasures for your home!
-July 3 & 4
-July 17 & 18
-July 31 & August 1
-August 28 & 29

Hours: Friday (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday June 20 at the Fogolar Furlan Club, 1800 North Service Road in the Pavilion.
Presented by Round About Treasures, a consignment shop for home furnishings and décor, the Fogolar Flea Market is free to attend and features nearly four dozen vendors selling crafts, furniture, home décor, collectibles, beauty supplies, food items and more. 

Call 519-739-1111 if u need further information.

by Richard Rosenthal

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Arts at the Leamington Marina, July 4 and 5, 2015

Posted June 22, 2015 @ 3:21PM

 The Leamington Arts Centre presents the 23rd annual “ARTS @ THE MARINA” Arts and Crafts Show!


The LAC presents Arts @ the Marina, a yearly arts and crafts show located on the waterfront. The event will run on July 4thand 5th from 10am until 5pm on both days. Admission is free and includes children’s art activities and live music. More Information available at: www.leamingtonartscentre.com




23rd Annual Arts & Crafts Show

July 4th and July 5th, 2015

10am – 5pm both days

100 Robson Road

Leamington, ON


Bring the whole family out to enjoy a wide variety of artwork and entertainment at Leamington’s beautiful waterfront.


With dozens of artists displaying unique and creative pieces spread out across the park grounds. Come for a stroll to see new interesting local and area wide artist works.




FREE ADMISSION! Donations greatly appreciated. 




The Leamington Arts Centre (LAC) is located in the heart of South Western Ontario’s beautiful uptown Leamington in one of the town’s many wonderful heritage buildings. The LAC is a state-of-the-art facility which offers three large art galleries, Erie Quest Heritage Ship Wreck Museum as well as a gift shop, art classes, workshops and meeting spaces. The LAC is one of the area’s paramount places to view modern art with an emphasis on local and aspiring artists and artisans.


The LAC is governed by South Essex Arts Association, a not for profit charitable organization dedicated to creating and sustaining a celebration of the human spirit through the nurturing of the arts within our community.




Tuesday 10-4pm, Wednesday – Friday 10-5pm, Saturday – Sunday 12-4pm. Closed Monday. (Extended Summer Hours)





South Essex Arts Association

72 Talbot Street West

Leamington, ON

N8H 1M4


by Richard Rosenthal

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The 2nd Annual Balkan Sear-Kuss Village Concert at the Serbian Village June 19 to 21, 2015

Posted June 15, 2015 @ 12:15PM

The "Lemon Bucket Orkestra" will Perform June 19th-2015. This is a 15 Piece, Cross Cultural-Party-Punk-Balkan-Kletzmer-Superband! 

This event is the 2nd Annual "Balkan Sear-Kuss Village Concert" - in conjunction with Gracanica Serbian Village Carrousel weekend June 19,20,21 @ Serbian Community Center Windsor, Ontario / Under The Big Tent - In True Village Fashion!

Balkan Bar Band "Lika" (Leeka) will also perform. Take part in devouring the"BBQ'd Sacrificial Pig @ Midnight".

Doors open @ 6:30pm. Look for the Big Tent @ Tecumseh 

Free parking in Wal-Mart Lot

This is an ALL AGES SHOW! Proper I.D. Will be required for alcohol service.

We will promote a responsible evening.  Please share this info. 

This is a Charitable Event-Proceeds Go to Graćanica Church.

Discount Coupons Available for Ticket Purchase @ These Fine Establishments

•Bubi's Awesome Eats

•Beer Exchange

•Craft Heads



•Coffee Exchange

•Starbucks (Ouellette University )

•Terra Cotta Pizza

You can also buy tickets at door $20....


by Richard Rosenthal

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"Crafts & Cupcakes" June 13, 2015 at the Verdi Club!

Posted June 1, 2015 @ 10:27AM

This is the first "Crafts & Cupcakes" charity vendor show, silent auction and bake sale takes place JUNE 13, 2015 from noon until 5 p.m. at the Verdi Club in Amherstburg!

Entry is $3 or a donation of food or baby supply (can food, formula, diapers, etc.) All proceeds from entry, silent auction and bake sale will be donated to a local shelter. The venue is the Verdi Club in Amherstburg.

If you are interested in a vendor booth please Cassandra at facebook.com/cassandraorigamiowl or by email at cassandra_marques@live.com

View complete event details at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1431491287153173/

by Richard Rosenthal

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Want To Get Published? Attend The May 31, 2015 Workshop At The Accelerator

Posted May 12, 2015 @ 12:21PM

The Windsor centre for Film, Digital Media & the Creative Arts is hosting a workshop for those who have been wanting to get published but did not know where to start, and also for those looking to hear about the business of getting published from an agent’s perspective.  The workshop, titled How to Get Published: An Editor and An Agent Tell All, will take place at the Downtown Windsor Business Accelerator, 720 Ouellete, on Sunday, May 31st, 11 am until 5 pm. 

The workshop will be led by well-known author, instructor and editor, Brian Henry, in collabor-ation with Martha Magor Webb, literary agent with big-name success stories. 

Brian Henry has been a book editor and creative writing instructor for more than 25 years. He publishes Quick Brown Fox, Canada’s most popular blog for writers, teaches creative writing at Ryerson University and has led workshops everywhere from Boston to Buffalo and from Sarnia to Charlottetown. But his proudest boast is that he has helped many of his students get their first book published and launch their careers as authors.

Guest speaker, Martha Magor Webb, is a literary agent, director and full partner at Anne McDermid and Associates. The McDermid agency represents literary novelists and commercial novelists of high quality and writers of nonfiction in the areas of memoir, biography, history, literary travel, popular science, investigative journalism and true crime. The agency also represents a certain number of children's and young adult writers as well as writers in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.

“If you've ever dreamed of becoming a published author, this workshop is for you,” said Sohan Koonar, event sponsor and volunteer with Raindance Windsor Detroit and the Windsor International Writers Conference.  “I have attended Brian Henry workshops and appreciate that he takes time to answer questions.  Local writers should attend and get ready to be published!  It is a great learning opportunity for new and published authors.”

Henry covers everything from getting started to getting an agent, from getting your short pieces published to finding a book publisher, from writing a query letter to writing what the publishers want.  Participants are invited to bring a draft of a query letter you might use to interest an agent or publisher in your book. This is not required but those who chose to are advised to bring three copies.   

Sign up quickly as space is limited! Cost is only $56 per person. To register or for more information, email raindance@windsor-detroit.com.  Advance registration is required and can be found at: www.windsorfilmmaking.com/classes/


by Richard Rosenthal

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Kingsville Folk Music Festival & The Bank Theatre May 23, 2015 Concert

Posted April 27, 2015 @ 3:21PM

Kingsville Folk Festival & The Bank Theatre Present Annie & Rod Capps with Jason Dennie

Following a SOLD OUT first time joint fundraising effort, Kingsville Folk Music Festival & The Bank Theatre will present the second concert in a series, featuring multi-award winners Annie & Rod Capps with Jason Dennie at the beautifully renovated Bank Theatre and Meeting Place, Saturday, May 23.

On a musical journey that began in 1982, Annie and Rod Capps have earned sincere praise for their songwriting and musicianship, with two albums topping the Folk-DJ charts, multiple Detroit Music Award nominations, and as 2-time Kerrville New Folk Finalists.  

They’ve been cultivating a symbiotic sound that reflects their deep and intuitive understanding of each other, delivering songs about broken things and poignant little ponderings with a rootsy vibe, a touch of twang and a soulful groove. Anne and Rod have recorded 1 EP and 6 full length CDs of original music, with a few notable exceptions. Their growing and devoted fan base is awaiting their highly anticipated, soon to be released CD, "Searching For Neverland." And, as ever, Gamble Rogers Fingerstyle Champion, multi Cammy Award winner, illustrious mandolin, guitarist and singer Jason Dennie will join them on stage. The Capps and Dennie have thrilled audiences in sold out concerts and return to the area as fan favourites from the inaugural Kingsville Folk Music Festival last August.

The Bank Theatre is located at 10 Erie Street South in Leamington. Doors open at 7 pm, show begins at 7:30 pm. Limited seating, patrons are urged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets are just $20 per person, and available at Rebel Cowboy Music, 5 Main St. E Kingsville 519-997-7777 or Counter Effects, 2 Iroquois Rd. Leamington 519-326-4014 and Fletcher’s Cleaners, 245 Erie St. S, Leamington.

The concert is a fund raising project of both the non-profit Sun Parlour Folk Music Society and the registered charity Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre. The Sun Parlour Folk Music Society exists to provide diverse high quality folk music through concerts and the annual Kingsville Folk Music Festival. SPFMS allocates funds to the MAY FUNd (Music and Arts for Youth) which provides financial assistance to regional youth to access the arts.

Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre is a vibrant organization where everyone can experience the performing arts. Sun Parlour Players Community Theatre is committed to bringing to the community a performing arts centre, The Bank Theatre, with the highest quality of planning, design, and functionality, to accommodate all age groups and all appropriate aspects of liberal arts. 

by Richard Rosenthal

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Local Parenting Workshop For Moms in April

Posted March 25, 2015 @ 9:38PM

Local mum + parenting coach, Christine Marion-Jolicoeur will be running a Joyful Parenting workshop for mums who are struggling with mummy guilt, perfectionism, frustration and feeling overwhelmed, being shouty with their kids and never having any time for themselves.


When: Wednesdays in April from 6:30 - 8 pm (the first 4 weeks)

Where: Little Gems Children's Consignment Boutique (11958 Tecumseh Rd East in Tecumseh)

What: It's part support group and part mum's night out and it’s going to be amazing! There will be manicures, cheesecake and massages + everyone will get a thank you gift bag full of goodies (worth over $100!)All while chatting about being a mum and how to bring bits of joy into your life + parenting.

Why: It's a safe space for women to connect with other local mums and learn fun new ways to set boundaries and say no, remember who they are, make time for self-care and figure out their goals + priorities

For more information:please contact Christine at JoyfulYouCMJ@gmail.comto register

About Christine:Christine Marion-Jolicoeur helps busy parents find easy ways to bring joy into their life and parenting so they can raise healthy, connected kids. She's an Amazon #1 bestselling author, published in Huffington Post and elephant journal and the creator of the Joyful Parenting ecourse.


by Richard Rosenthal

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Maple Education Tours Feb. 23 to March 27, 2015

Posted February 16, 2015 @ 4:35PM

With all of this snow and cold, do you feel like spring may never arrive? Not to worry, the first sign of spring will soon be here - maple syrup season! But it won’t last long, so don’t miss your chance to learn about the springtime ritual of maple syrup and sugar making. The John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area is now booking its popular maple education programs and group tours, offered from February 23rduntil March 27th.

Costumed guides will be making maple syrup and sugar the pioneer way and you are invited to get involved at every stage. Discover the tradition that began with the First Nations. Outdoors, get up-close and see the trees tapped and the sap boiling in a large iron cauldron.  Come inside to help with the finishing of the syrup on the 1850s’ kitchen fireplace.  At the modern visitor centre, knowledgeable staff will teach you the science behind maple syrup. Children can participate with various hands-on activities; try a brace and bit drill, carry pails of sap using an old-fashioned yoke and taste some pure maple sugar.

New this year, ERCA will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Canada’s National Flag. The Homestead will host an original maple leaf flag which flew on Parliament Hill in February of 1965, the year it was officially adopted as Canada’s national symbol.

The Homestead’s maple programs are appropriate for any age, explains Curator Kris Ives: “We tailor our program to meet the appropriate grade level and curriculum links, or special interests that the group may have. The sweet subject matter is interesting to everyone. This program often attracts Girl Guide and Scout troops, seniors’ groups, day camps, church groups, New Canadians and many others. Our maple programs are also available en francais on select days.”

Bookings are available for half day (1.5 hour) or full day (4 hour) programs. The maple syrup experience can also be combined with one of the Homestead’s other popular pioneer or nature programs.  Pure local maple syrup, maple butter and maple sugar are offered for sale in the Homestead gift shop. 

Spaces are limited for this program, as the season only lasts a few weeks. To ensure your group is able to attend, contact the Homestead to reserve a date; call: (519) 738-2029, or email jrph@erca.org. The Homestead is located at 915 County Road 50, at the corner of Iler Road on the lake shore.

To find out more about the Homestead’s maple offerings, check out www.erca.org/maple

More upcoming maple events:

Essex County’s Only Maple Syrup Festival!

Learn about a true Canadian tradition at the Homestead’s Maple –First Taste of Spring event, on Sunday March 1st from 11 am to 4 pm at the John R. Park Homestead Conservation Area. Admission is $6 for adults; $4 for children (3-16), and a family maximum of $20.

More maple fun through March Break!

 Attend one of the Homestead’s popular “Maple March Break for Families” programs on Tuesday, March17th and repeated again on Friday March 20that 1:30 pm sharp.  Get hands-on in this fun and educational program for the whole family to enjoy. Family admission is $20.. 

Maple Moon

    Join the exciting Maple Moon evening program on Tuesday March 17that 7:00pm. Pre-registration is required for this sugaring-off party by candlelight including taffy making on snow.  Special maple activities are in store for this magical maple evening, $15 per person.  Register online at: maplemoon.eventbrite.ca  

Since 1973, the Essex Region Conservation Authority has served as a community-based organization dedicated to protecting, restoring and managing the natural resources of the Essex Region.


by Richard Rosenthal

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Get IN MOTION on Family Day in Kingsville!

Posted February 9, 2015 @ 12:58PM

February is Heart Month.  According to the Heart and Stroke Society Heart Disease and Stroke take one life every 7 minutes and 90% of Canadians have at least one risk factor. 

The Town of Kingsville is pleased to be doing its part during Heart Month to offer a FREE Level A CPR class on Monday February 16 from 9am-12noon at the Arena.  This is YOUR opportunity to know what to do in the event of an emergency.  Did you know that most people, who respond to emergency situations, are responding to family emergencies.  Why not learn the skills so that you can make a difference.  The class is FREE just call the arena at 519-733-2123 to register.

When you are finished CPR they have a free family skate from 12-1:50 pm sponsored by the Kingsville OPP. 

So let’s Get IN MOTION and plan on participating in these great Free Family Activities at the Kingsville Arena on February 16 starting at 9 am.

The Kingsville Recreation Complex is fully accessible for all visitors.
Please call 519-733-2123 for details.

by Richard Rosenthal

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Volunteers Needed For The Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County

Posted January 13, 2015 @ 3:38PM

The Distress Centre of Windsor-Essex County is currently recruiting volunteers to provide emotional support and emergency crisis interventions to people who seek help in Windsor-Essex and surrounding areas.  In the past year, over 3,000 area residents called the Distress Centre for support and were able to speak to a highly trained, dedicated, and caring Phone Volunteer at the Centre.

Distress Centre Executive Director Rukshini Ponniah-Goulin said calls have continued to increase over the past few years, due to factors such as an increased number of Windsor-Essex residents looking for work and more people reaching out for emotional support as opposed to waiting for a time of severe crisis.  The increase in call volumes (some months as high as 50% over previous years), has necessitated an increase in the number of Volunteers answering the phones throughout operational hours (12 noon to 12 midnight), so the Centre’s Training Team is actively recruiting interested candidates to meet with about this highly regarded and well-sought after Volunteer Experience.  “We need people who are good listeners and are non-judgmental above all else," Ponniah-Goulin said. "Our Volunteers need to be able to listen to people, support them through whatever they’re going through, encourage them, send intervention if needed and provide them with community resources if they need further or more specific types of help."

Training Candidates must be over the age of 18 and be able to work in a sometimes stressful environment handling what can be very mature and serious conversations and requests for help.  Candidates will need to pass through an extensive screening and training process which begins Jan. 27thand must be willing to volunteer a minimum of 16 hours per month over a period of 12 months.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the Distress Centre should e-mail DistressCentreWE@gmail.com with their availability for a brief Phone Interview by Jan. 16th.  For more information, interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Centre’s website, www.dcwindsor.com, to learn more about the organization, the service it provides the community, and the Volunteer Training Program and Opportunity itself.

Those needing emotional support, crisis intervention, suicide prevention, or community referrals, are encouraged to call 519-256-5000 between 12 noon and 12 midnight any day of the year.  The Distress Centre’s Phone Volunteers are always there to support those who reach out, “Sometimes talking helps” as the Distress Centre’s philosophy states and no-one in Windsor-Essex should ever feel alone!

by Richard Rosenthal

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