Special Events at Willistead Manor
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Special Events at Willistead Manor

Willistead Manor - Watercolour of the Exterior - June 2017
Willistead Manor hosts many special events throughout the year.

2018 special events at Willistead Manor include:

  • Opera at the Manor. "Pat and Emilia". April 5, 2018. 8PM to 10PM. By Chamber Music at the Scarab Club.
  • Mother's Day at the Manor. Sunday, May 13, 2018. 10AM and 12:30PM. By Thyme To-Go & Willistead Manor.
  • Summer Tours at the Manor in July. Dates/Times TBD.
  • Theatre at the Manor. "Scattered Ecstasies", Dates/Times TBD by Sho Art, Spirit and Performance.
  • Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 6. Date TBD. 7PM to 9PM, with Poet Laureate Marty Gervais.
  • Opera at the Manor. "Cinderella". Dates/Times TBD by Abridged Opera Co.
  • Holiday Tours at the Manor in December. Dates/Times TBD.

Poetry at the Manor - Vol. 6

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Willistead Manor, 1899 Niagara Street, Windsor, Ontario.
Admission: Free; limited seating; first-come, first-seated

This will be the sixth intimate evening of poetry readings and audience interaction hosted by Windsor's Poet Laureate, Marty Gervais at historic Willistead Manor. This audience-favourite event has become an annual tradition for the City of Windsor's Poet Laureate program, with Marty leading a group of guest poets in this interactive event each year.

For 2018, in addition to Marty, guest poets laureate include:

  • Marilyn Gear Pilling (Poet, Hamilton)
  • Chloé LaDuchesse (Poet Laureate, Greater Sudbury)
  • John B. Lee (Honorary Poet Laureate, Norfolk County)
  • Dr. Afua Cooper (Poet Laureate, Halifax)
  • Lauren Best (Poet Laureate, Owen Sound)

The evening features book sales and signings, desserts and light refreshments. Seating is limited, and the event ends up being standing-room-only year after year (which is, truly, part of the magic of the evening).

This year's event is extra special, as it marks Marty Gervais' last time hosting as Poet Laureate. In 2018, Windsor's next poet laureate will be selected, with Marty becoming the City's Poet Laureate Emeritus - a position of honour and distinction - as the program moves forward.

Free copy of "Whisky Sour City" anthology available to anyone showing a valid high school ID card at the event, while supplies last.

2018 Yoga at the Manor

After a successful launch last year, Yoga at the Manor is back in 2018 with classes offered in the Spring, Fall and Winter.

Yoga at the Manor. Mondays, beginning April 9, 2018 and running for 11 sessions. 6PM to 7PM. In this all-levels Yoga class, you will learn the discipline of relaxation and meditation. Concentrate on breathing and yoga positions, and improve your flexibility and agility.

Gentle Yoga/Healthy Backs at the Manor. Mondays, beginning April 9, 2018 and running for 11 sessions. 7:15PM to 8:15PM. The hardest part of yoga practice can be quieting the mind to listen to the body. Relax deeply; let go of unhealthy performance-based habits which contribute to imbalance and injury. This restorative approach to yoga builds healthier backs and helps improve concentration.

Both Yoga offerings at Willistead Manor are led by Deanna Gagnon and will take place inside the main manor house. Depending on the weather, some classes may take place in the beautiful Paul Martin Gardens just outside the building. This is a unique opportunity to be active and healthy in the unforgettable setting of Willistead Manor.

To register, and for details on the Fall and Winter courses, visit www.reconnectwindsor.ca.

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