Upcoming Fall Events at the Gladstone HotelFun | Written on October 9, 2016
It’s officially sweater weather. Yup! Fall is here and with it we welcome a variety of seasonal activities in and around our ‘hood. The fun has already begun too. Halloween candy is out on shelves, shopping for Thanksgiving is underway and, dare we say, people are already thinking ahead to Christmas. Oh, how time flies when you’re living and enjoying life in Liberty Village! The Gladstone Hotel, conveniently located a 20-minute walk or a 5-minute drive from Liberty Central By The Lake Two, has a roster filled with fun and engaging activities and events this month that certainly reflect the spirit of the season. They’re worth making note of:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Lady Gaga vs. Everybody Dance Party
You had us at Lady Gaga! Get ready to dance and we really do mean dance! DJ Caff will have you moving to an incredible selection of pop hits that include Lady Gaga’s well-known and very catchy tunes. Born This Way, Poker Face, Telephone, Paparazzi… The list goes on! He’ll be spinning your favourite Gaga tracks and mixing them with lots of today’s hits! This is one Friday night jam that you won’t want to miss. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door and the event runs from 10:00pm to 2:00am. Bring along ID; entry is permitted to persons who are 19 and over. And, have we mentioned that you should arrive prepared to dance!
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11
Learn a new skill AND get ready for Halloween all at this great workshop! Felt-a-Treat is a Halloween needle felting workshop for beginners interested in learning simple needlework techniques that can be applied to wools of different textures. By the end of this workshop, you’ll be able to create your very own felted Halloween candy. Decorate your home, car or workspace with cool, felt Halloween treats that you’ve made yourself! Tickets for Felt-a-Treat are $20 and the event runs from 7pm to 9pm.
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19
Harvest Wednesday with Chef Jamie Kennedy
You’ll want to take a seat. This event at Gladstone Hotel is sure to knock you off your feet. Renowned Canadian Chef, Jamie Kennedy, will be preparing a four course meal using fresh ingredients from the Chick-a-biddy farms. Yummmmmy! Fresh food in the hands of Chef Kennedy can only end in a mouth-watering way!
The four-course meal will be offered with 2 glasses of wine from the Grange of Prince Edward Country and served in a ballroom at the Gladstone. Oh la la! There’ll also be live music and presentations from Chef Jamie Kennedy, Sherry Patterson (Chick-a-biddy Farms) and Christina Zeidler (Gladstone’s Chief Alchemist). Early Bird tickets (that include vegetarian and meat options) are $60 and general admission tickets (also with options for persons with dietary preferences) are $80. The Harvest Wednesday event will begin at 6:30pm and is expected to end at 9:00pm.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25
Autumn Wreath-Making Workshop
Why shop for the perfect home décor item when you can make it yourself? This workshop will equip participants with the skills to create the ultimate wreath for their condo or home! And with the option to choose colours for the wreath, as well as the fabrics that make up the wreath, and its thickness, it’s certain that whatever you create will reflect your taste and be a great addition to your home or office décor. Plus, an awesome wreath that you created yourself will definitely give you bragging rights at work or lead to many interesting conversations when you’re entertaining guests at home. The Autumn Wreath workshop will be taught by Judy Duggan-McCormack who graduated from OCAD University with a degree that reflects her passion for textiles and how to use them in unconventional ways. Tickets for the Autumn Wreath workshop are $35 and the workshop will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29
Nightmare Before Halloween
The Gladstone Hotel is doing Halloween in a very big way this year! The hotel will be transformed into a scary landscape decorated with ghoulish characters that will make for a very haunting affair. The party taking place on October 29 will be a Tim Burton inspired event, and attendees are invited to wear a costume from one of the legendary movie creator’s films. The person with the best costume will win a prize! The Nightmare Before Halloween party will feature selfie stations, a live DJ, live entertainment, performers and more. Tickets are $30 and the event will run from 9:00p to 2:00am.
Gladstone Hotel, we applaud you for organizing and offering such an eclectic, interesting and fun series of upcoming events. We’ve got to say, we’re especially excited that they’re all happening so close to us in Liberty Village. From making wreaths to having an incredible four course meal prepared by a well-known celebrity chef to partying it up Tim Burton style, there’s no shortage of excitement taking place in our area this month! We can’t wait!
Written by L. D. Moore