Events and happenings within a two-hour drive of the city
Thousand Islands Playhouse: The Drowning Girls
Gananoque, July 1 to 30
A theatrical story of three wealthy women who are seduced, wed, insured, and murdered. What do these women have in common? They all loved the same man. Based in the 1900s, this Edwardian mystery will enchant and haunt. $36.16, seniors $33.90, students and children $18.08. Firehall Theatre, 185 South St., Gananoque, 613-382-7020, 866-382-7020, www.thousandislandsplayhouse.com.
Fort Henry Candlelight Dining
Kingston, July 1 to Aug. 31
Looking for a truly unique dining experience? The Officers’ Dining Rooms at Fort Henry are the setting for a three-course fixed menu and à la carte dining. Also featured is a fine selection of wines from Prince Edward County. Evening sittings only. Available Wednesday to Saturday. Prices vary according to menu. 1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston, 613-530-2550, www.foodandheritage.com.
Wonders of the Sand/Merveilles de Sable de Gatineau
Gatineau, Quebec, July 2 and 3
Professional sand sculptors use more than 300 tonnes of sand to create 20 gigantic sculptures. Families and individuals can also compete in a regional competition that is judged by three pros. Other highlights include free boat loans, supervised swimming, a volleyball tournament, and musical entertainment. $7, children under 12 free. Lac-Beauchamp Park, 745, boul. Maloney e., Gatineau, 819-771-3389, www.merveillesdesable.com.
Perth Antique Show
Perth, July 2 and 3
Enjoy a day of antiquing at the 25th annual Perth Antique Show. This show includes both indoor booths and outdoor tents. Dealers display china, glass, silver, textiles, jewellery, brass, tools, furniture, folk art, decorative accessories, and popular retro and nostalgic collectibles, all along the backdrop of the beautiful Tay Canal. $7. Perth Royal Canadian Legion, 26 Beckwith St. E., Perth, 613-283-5270.