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KFPL presents ‘An hour with Joshua Whitehead’

Joshua Whitehead will give a talk on his creative process, and answer questions after a reading of his award-winning Canada Reads title Jonny Appleseed. This story follows the life of a young Two-Spirit/Indigiqueer character and his attempts to adapt to life in the city, according to a release from Kingston

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March of the Museums goes virtual — in April

The Kingston Association of Museums, Art Galleries and Historic Sites (KAM) have announced their March of the Museum event will take place this year, though with some significant changes. Due to the pandemic, and the change to the regular school March Break, the event will happen in April, and has

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KCFF: Comic Art Workshop

ABOUT The Comic Art Workshop will highlight dynamic figure drawing and storytelling using the classic comic book styles! It can be as complex as creating a comic with a full story and cover or as simple as teaching students a fun and easy way to draw superheroes and their other

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Seedy Saturday moves to virtual seed swap gatherings

Gardeners in Kingston and area will be glad to hear Seedy Saturday is back for 2021. After having to cancel the 2020 seed swap mere days before the event, the celebration of seeds and gardening is up and running, in a new online format. According to a release from the

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The Secret 3K celebrates gender equality with virtual event

On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, The Secret 3K will take place in Kingston, and around the world. During the week of International Women’s Day, runners will lace up to show support for everyone’s right to run free, the organization said in a press release. An award-winning documentary film, The Secret

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Live author reading of Yara’s Spring with KFPL

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting a live Zoom event – a reading of Yara’s Spring with authors Jamal Saeed and Sharon E. McKay. Inspired by Jamal Saeed’s own experiences in Syria, this book shows the hardships of war and relocation through the eyes of Yara, whose life

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KFPL hosts Ujima Winter Storytime in celebration of Black History Month

Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) and the Black Luck Collective have announced Ujima Winter Storytime, a pair of live online children’s programs pairing KFPL programmers with guest readers from the Kingston Black Community. On the third day of Kwanzaa, observers of the holiday honour “Ujima”, a commitment to active and

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Queen’s reverses Homecoming 2021 decision

Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Dr. Patrick Deane announced today that plans for Homecoming 2021 have changed. The University had previously announced in late January that Homecoming 2021 would proceed with in-person events, divided over two weekends to reduce crowding. All activities would be subject to evolving public health guidelines

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Bridges to Business event to support BIPOC entrepreneurs

This month, Kingston Economic Development is hosting an event aimed at supporting BIPOC entrepreneurs. The Bridges to Business – Challenges and Opportunities for BIPOC Entrepreneurs will take place at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. According to a release from Kingston Economic Development Corporation (Kingston EcDev) dated Monday, Feb.

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Annual Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Ontario goes virtual

Routinely raising half a million dollars in support of Special Olympics Ontario, the annual Polar Plunge is back, and this year it’s fully virtual. In Kingston the annual Polar Plunge fundraiser looks a little different this year, as participants in the city and from across the province join in to

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Queen’s plans two-weekend Homecoming for 2021

Queen’s University has announced that Homecoming 2021 will take place over two weekends in October instead of one. “The decision to host two alumni Homecoming weekends is driven by the desire to be responsive to alumni and to accommodate the projected number of attendees in event venues on campus and

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