Weekend Spotlight: Five things to do this weekend in the Kingston area

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Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

The four-day holiday sales event will be held at the Malting Tower at the Tett Center, 370 King St. West.

“The Christmas sale is our biggest sale. We usually get about 1,000 people over the four days,” said Janet Heath, organizer of Kingston Potters’ Guild Holiday Sale. “There (are) 26 artists for sale and they have been (working on items) since the last sale. People love to get their Christmas gifts or present for themselves (here).”

Items included in the sale are as individual as the potters themselves, from functional to sculptural, from mugs to lamps and more.

“Everyone’s work is unique and different,” Heath said. “I find it very interesting because everyone has their own unique style, so you look at different pots and cups and they are made with a different handle, body, decoration, glaze, the thickness of the walls. Every potter and table is different.”

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Each potter included in the sale has been judged by the guild to be eligible for the sale.

This is the guild’s first major in-person sale since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and Heath wants people to come but stay safe.

“There is no entrance fee, but (face) masks are mandatory,” said Heath. “We are trying to protect the overburdened hospitals.”

Follow Kingston Potters’ Guild on Facebook and Instagram (@kingstonpottersguild) for more information or visit www.kingstonpottersguild.ca.

Kingston Frontenacs – Canadians and Raiders Night

Friday at 7 pm at the Leon’s Center: The Kingston Frontenacs will honor the franchise’s roots as the team hosts a special Canadians and Raiders Night. The team will wear special 50th anniversary jerseys inspired by the team’s history as they take on the Sudbury Wolves. Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.ca/kingston-frontenacs-vs-sudbury-wolves-kingston-ontario-11-25-2022/event/10005CF5D6E63FE5 or at the Leon’s Center box office.

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Spoken Word artist Shane Koyczan

Saturday at 8 p.m. at the Broom Factory, 305 Rideau Street: Presented by the Kingston Canadian Film Festival. Here’s a writer who takes you on a tour of your own feelings in a way that makes you reach for your own heart to make sure it’s still in your chest. His work has become a staple in schools, both for its impact and reach. Shane runs an art gallery of sorts that exhibits sculptures of the human experience every time he speaks. Acclaimed for his sold-out live performances, Koyczan has charted his own artistic path, taking his work beyond the conventional. Tickets are $35. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm

Women’s Auxiliary Craft Fair and Bake Sale

Saturday from 9.30 am to 3 pm: Craft Fair and Bake Sale at the Sydenham Branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. Lunch is available to purchase and donations of non-perishable food bank items are welcome. It’s a fantastic opportunity to head to Sydenham and celebrate a big dose of Christmas with the sales and vendors at Sydenham High School.

Frontenac Women’s Choir Christmas Concert

Sunday at 2 p.m.: The Frontenac Women’s Choir rings in the holiday season at Verona’s Trinity United Church. Entry is through a food bank item and a voluntary donation. Wearing masks is encouraged.

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