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Adele’s UKULELE Classes Jan. 2014

Adele's UKULELE Classes Jan. 2014

Seniors 55 and up, be sure and sign up for the class that suits you!
Learn for yourself, for your grandkids, for songwriting, for performance …



2013 finds me teaching ukulele, guitar, bass and vocal sessions to teenagers in Whitby. Throw in a little drama and comedy, add some jazzy singing, and these kids are awesome!

And the OSCC is running its inaugural UKULELE CLASS to seniors in Oshawa. Lots of fun! Sign up at the Conant Branch of the Oshawa Seniors Citizens Centres, 115 Grassmere Ave., Oshawa.  Phone: 905-576-6712.

My story (and I’m sticking to it) is that it takes no more strength to play the uke than it takes to operate the remote control for your TV!

Exercise your hands, exercise your brain, exercise your smile!

Ukulele OSCC Flyer Dec. 19:12

Member Editors Association of Canada

2012 January & February ~ Ongoing

So what’s been happening?

~ Editing textbook by new author (going to print soon), writing for assignment and submission, author readings (for A Second Cup Of Hot Apple Cider), pursuing completion of my memoir, The Cabin ~ No Ordinary Miracle (participating in Sue Reynolds’ year-long workshop A Novel Approach To Memoir), taking writing workshops, vocal coaching for talented young singers, playing and singing in bands, directing Ukulele Club and youth music, worship team singer/musician, worship leader for seniors ministry. 

Ukulele Kids ~ Coming Soon!

In Flanders Fields Song by Adele

Arranged and Sung by Adele SimmonsAdele has arranged the famous poem by John McRae with the setting of “Greensleeves”. Contact Adele for your copy of the 3-part choral and solo arrangement in sheet music. Hear Adele’s alto rendition of the arrangement on YouTube:

Alberta Women In Focus Oct.15-17, 2010

Adele is the keynote speaker for this retreat in the foothills of the Rochy Mountains, in Canmore, Alberta.

“Tuned-Up Trust”

It’s not too late to join 150 other women at the Radisson Hotel for a weekend of music, input, fun, laughter, refreshment and inspiration.


Adele ~ 2010

Oct. 2-3, 2010


Women For Women

Fall Retreat

Adele is part of the Worship Team for this retreat at Fairhavens Conference Centre, in Beaverton, Ontario.

Praise and Worship Music, speaker Cindy Cmpbell, fun, laughter, refreshment and inspiration.

Sorry… sold out. Plan to come next year!


September 26, 2010

Adele sings with Tammy Brophy

First Baptist Church, Oshawa

Tammy and Adele share their stories

of the faithfulness of God through the surgeries

in March when Adele donated a kidney to Tammy.


September 2010

Adele is honoured to be appointed the

Director of Creative Ministries

of the

Toronto City Mission

The “Jammers Kids Praise Choir” is underway.

The Teen Choir will begin Nov. 4th.

Puppetry, drama, lyric dance to come.

Stay tuned for performances!


September 5, 19,

Oct. 3, 17, 31, etc… 2010

Adele continues to lead a Ministry Team from Whitby Baptist Church that serves the seniors community of Lynde Creek Village in Whitby, Ontario.

Rev. Judith Mercer and occasional guest speakers bring the message.

Worship Services

Alternate Sundays

at 2:00 pm

Lynde Creek Manor

50 Paul Burns Way,  Whitby, ON   (905) 665-9227


August 2-8, 2010

Adele leads adult worship for the week at

Stayner Family Camp

Stayner, Ontario

Worship Team Leader& Soloist for

…  two daily services,

…  After Hours Concert

…  Ladies Day Garden Party

…  and something for the Kids.


ME, SPEAK? But I’m a…

ME, SPEAK? But I’m a…

. . .  Writer, Accountant, Trucker, Shop Owner, Mom !

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009

9:00 am – 3:00 pm                (6 hours)

Workshop with Adele Simmons

Improve Your Presentation Skills

• Impromtu Speaking

• Prepared Speaking

• Hands-on Practicum with sound equipment

• Event Plan

• The Speech

• Humour

• Attitude

• Deportment

• Looking Good

• Follow-Up

Registration: $85


($95 Non-Members)


Location: Whitby Baptist Church (in the Worship Centre),

411 Gilbert Street East, Whitby (905) 668-9711

(at Reynolds Street, across from Trafalgar Castle School)

Directions: From 401 in Whitby, take Hwy 12 (Brock St.)

north three lights, turn east (right) onto Gilbert.

Church is on the south side, at Reynolds.

Email: ChestnutLaneCreative [at sign]

Note: For those of you who are time-challenged, the workshop will present the bulk of the

information in the morning, so you may dash away at noon, if you need to. Half-day rate $55.

Adele’s Calendar … 2008

December 20 – As a Creative Ministries Coach, Adele is co-producing the Family Christmas Concert, Whitby Baptist Church, Whitby, ON

December 13 – Featured artist for Solo Concert for Burma Star Association Christmas Party, Toronto ON

December 11 – Featured artist for Solo Concert for Bramalea Baptist Church Seniors Christmas Luncheon, Brampton ON

November 29 – Memorial Service for Dr. Tom Towson, Markham Museum Church, ON

November 8 – Book Release for Adele’s Seasons Of Rhyme, J. P. Fitzpatrick’s Restaurant, Writers’ Circle Of Durham Region (WCDR), Whitby, ON

October 17-19 – Praise and Worship Leader, Ladies Retreat,Ganaraska Woods Conference Centre, Ganaraska, ON

October 5 – Book Release for Erla Wilson’s Precious Memories, Whitby Baptist Church, Whitby, ON

August 29 – Gospel Concert in the Park, Gage Park, Brampton, ON

July 1 – Canada Day Gospel Concert in the Park, Gage Park, Brampton, ON 

June 24 – TRAINING WORKSHOPS in CREATIVE MINISTRIES, CREATIVE WORSHIP ARTS and RECYCLING CRAFTS for Toronto City Mission Summer Interns (Field location)

June 21 – Private Wedding Party, Owen Sound, ON

June 13 – Write! Canada Conference Worship Leader, Guelph, ON

June 8 – Music Ministry, Coe Hill Gospel Church, ON

March 15 – LOVE & JOY Concert, Rose Theatre, Brampton, ON

ONGOING… Praise and Worship Leader for Whitby Baptist Church,

                    Producer: Lesley Morgan

ONGOING… Youth & Children’s Ministry at Whitby Baptist Church (Adele provides teaching/coaching for children’s choir, guitar, drums, bass, keyboard, percussion, vocals, band skills, worship leading, basic sound techniques. Host: Whitby Baptist Church

ONGOING… Workshops for adults and teachers in Creative Ministries and Creative Worship Arts (Lyric Dance, Warrior Dance, Puppetry, Story Telling, Story Writing, Balloon Animals, Recycling Crafts, Drama, Comedy, Black Light Drama,etc.)