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Outdoor Movie Night

Aug
18

Date: August 18, 2018

Location: 100 Jackson Street, Colchester, Ontario

The Town of Essex is back with the second outdoor movie night of the year on Saturday, August 18 at Colchester Harbour Park.

Children and their families can enjoy the movie Wonder, based on the New York Times bestseller of the same name. The movie tells the story of August Pullman. Born with facial deformities which prevented him from going to a regular school, August becomes an unlikely hero when he enters the fifth grade.

The event begins at 6pm and will also feature free popcorn. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blanket and lawn chairs.

For more information, please contact 519-776-8992.

Tune Up the Parks presents Southwest Sound

Aug
20

Date: August 20, 2018

Location: Colchester Park, 100 Jackson Street, Colchester Centre

Southwest Sound is a 6-piece band that plays class country and class rock influenced by bands like the Eagles, CCR, Bob Seger, Merle Haggard, George Jones, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson.

Members are Abe Quiring (lead vocals), Neil Quiring (lead guitar and steel), Kenny Foote (lead and rhythm guitar), Dave Fortin (rhythm guitar and vocals), Stu Campbell (drums and vocals), and Gord Harwood (bass guitar).

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Harbour Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Essex Blood Donor Clinic

Aug
21

Date: August 21, 2018

Location: 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex, ON

Essex Blood Donor Clinic Essex Centre Sports Complex Tuesday, August 21st 1pm - 7pm New donors and walk ins welcome! For information: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Tune Up the Parks presents Justin Latam

Aug
22

Date: August 22, 2018

Location: Spitfire Memorial, near Historic Essex Train Station, 87 Station Street, Essex Centre

Genre: Folk/Rock/Blues

Justin Latam of Leamington incorporates many styles into his playing, including folk, rock, blues, jazz, and East Coast sounds that merge into his own unique style. He has just released his 5th album, Barefoot.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Harbour Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Essex Blood Donor Clinic

Aug
23

Date: August 23, 2018

Location: 390 Sinasac Street West, Harrow, ON

Harrow Blood Donor Clinic Camoes Portuguese Club of Harrow Thursday, August 23 2pm - 7pm New donors and walk ins welcome! For information: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Tune Up The Parks presents Jared Porter

Aug
24

Date: August 24, 2018

Location: McGregor Parkette, 9557 County Road 11 (Walker Road), McGregor Centre

Genre: Acoustic

Jared Porter is a self-taught guitarist, drummer, and vocalist. He got his start at Gosfield North Public School and began playing Open Mic nights at the age of 13. This talented young man is also part of Fire, a rock and roll group playing Tune Up The Parks on July 18 and 30.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Harbour Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Also i shouId ad i went to gosfield north public and used to play at student of the month assembly's from grade 6 to 8. I give credit to those years being useful for cutting my teeth performing infront of the 300 kids packed in that gym. Good times  

 

On Thu, May 24, 2018, 4:53 PM Jared Porter z, <jaredbmx14@gmail.com> wrote:

I'm so sorry I am answering late. Yes the name is just fire.. I myself never took lessons and played guitar and drums since I was 5 or so. I never had much opportunity to see any friends when I was young other then at school because of where I lived so i spent most of my time playing music and learning on my own. Music was my friend and it made the time go by like nothing else. Around 13 I started playing open mics and wherever else i could. The rest is history  

 

Tune Up The Parks presents Kingsville-Essex Associated Band

Aug
27

Date: August 27, 2018

Location: Colchester Park, 100 Jackson Street, Colchester Centre

The Kingsville-Essex Associated Band is Canada's oldest continuously-running community marching band. Founded in 1937, the band celebrated its 80th anniversary in 2017. Members of all ages and levels of experience are welcome.

They are the musical ambassadors of the towns of Kingsville and Essex and have represented our region in performances at the Calgary Stampede, Traverse City Cherry Festival, and Walt Disney World. They operate under the philosophy of "once a member, always a member" and new members are always welcome.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Tune Up The Parks- Abby Neves

Aug
29

Date: August 29, 2018

Location: Spitfire Memorial, near Historic Essex Train Station, Station Street, Essex Centre

Genre: Country

Abbey Neves is a talented young musician who has an immense passion for music. She began singing at the tender age of four, opening for the Rockettes at the Fox Theatre in Detroit, Michigan after winning a competition. Abbey has been invited multiple times to sing for the Toronto Blue Jays in Florida, and she is the American anthem singer with her mom, Margaret Slack, for the OHL Windsor Spitfires, and the 2017 Memorial Cup. Abbey has won many awards such as being the only vocalist to place in the London 2012 Junior Division of Rise to Fame, 1st place at 2014 Mitchell’s Bay Contest, and 1st place in 2014 in Wheatley Idol for both her age division and overall. Abbey has also had the opportunity to audition for The Voice.

You can find Abbey on Twitter: @AbbeyNeves.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Harbour Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Tune Up The Parks presents Macsmusic

Sep
03

Date: September 03, 2018

Location: Colchester Park, 100 Jackson Street, Colchester Centre

Ken McLachlin is an acoustic guitar musician, folk singer, songwriter and recording artist.

Hundreds of shows later throughout Ontario, eastern Canada and the U.S., Ken moved on to further explorer his solo, acoustic folk roots – where in fact, it all began.  He has been writing, recording and performing his songs ever since. 

Performing under the moniker, macsmusic, he’s been described as an enjoyable, down-to-earth story-teller.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Tune Up the Parks presents Lawrence Hank

Sep
05

Date: September 05, 2018

Location: Spitfire Memorial, near Historic Essex Train Station, 87 Station Street, Essex Centre

Genre: Blues

Larry Affeldt, also known as Lawrence Hank, comes from a family of musicians. His father, Gord Affeldt, was the first luthier in Canada to be certified by Fender guitars for repair. Gord built guitars with Mr. Bigsby in the 50's and would play with the likes of Johnny Cash and Roy Clark. This set the tone for a childhood surrounded by music. As years past music would change, but the desire to play stayed with Larry and his siblings. He has played everything from Patsy Cline to Iron Maiden and everywhere from Canada to Mexico.

Bring your own lawn chair or blanket.

Performances are subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Tune Up the Parks runs weekly until August 30 - Mondays at Colchester Harbour Park and Wednesdays at Heritage Gardens Park in Essex Centre - with additional dates in Harrow and McGregor.

Tune Up the Parks is a project of the Arts, Culture and Tourism (ACT) Committee.

Native Indians- Involvement in Essex County

Sep
29

Date: September 29, 2018

Location: 6155 Arner Townline, Essex, ON

A series of presentations about local history with hour host Chris Carter, an award winning Essex County historian.

Time: 11am to 3pm. Presentation starts at 11:30 and repeats at 1:00.

There will be a small charge for attending the event (price TBD).

Essex Blood Donor Clinic

Oct
16

Date: October 16, 2018

Location: 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex, ON

Essex Blood Donor Clinic Essex Centre Sports Complex Tuesday, October 16 1pm - 7pm New donors and walk ins welcome! For information: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Harrow Blood Donor Clinic

Oct
25

Date: October 25, 2018

Location: 390 Sinasac Street West, Harrow, ON

Harrow Blood Donor Clinic Camoes Portuguese Club of Harrow Thursday, October 25 2pm - 7pm New donors and walk ins welcome! For information: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Weird and wonderful stories about Essex County & Trivia

Nov
03

Date: November 03, 2018

Location: 6155 Arner Townline, Essex, ON

A series of presentations about local history with hour host Chris Carter, an award winning Essex County historian.

Time: 11am to 3pm. Presentation starts at 11:30 and repeats at 1:00.

There will be a small charge for attending the event (price TBD).

Essex Blood Donor Clinic

Dec
18

Date: December 18, 2018

Location: 60 Fairview Avenue West, Essex, ON

Give back this holiday season....Donate Blood! Essex Blood Donor Clinic Essex Centre Sports Complex Tuesday, December 18 1pm - 7pm New donors and walk ins welcome! For information: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)

Harrow Blood Donor Clinic

Dec
20

Date: December 20, 2018

Location: 390 Sinasac Street West, Harrow, ON

Harrow Blood Donor Clinic Camoes Portuguese Club of Harrow Thursday, December 20 2pm - 7pm New donors and walk ins welcome! For information: www.blood.ca or 1 888 2 DONATE (1-888-236-6283)