December 15, 2011: Community Calendar
DECEMBER 15: STORYTELLERS EVENT
Ottawa StoryTellers presents 500 Years of Christmas with Kim Kilpatrick and Alan Shain on December 15 at the NAC’s 4th Stage (53 Elgin Street), with music by Janine Dudding. Travel through 500 years of holiday celebrations with all their ups and downs! Join popular storytellers Kim Kilpatrick and Alan Shain as they look at the way traditions have changed over the years and make merry with the ghosts of Christmas Past. Tickets: $20 (seniors and student discounts), available at NAC box office or ticketmaster.ca (614-991-2787), 7:30 pm. Doors open at 7
DECEMBER 17: FOLK MUSIC.
The Spirit of Rasputin’s concert series hosts “Santa’s Beard,” showcase of four folk groups. Westboro Masonic Hall, 430 Churchill Ave. at 8pm. An all-ages show, home-style refreshments and a bar, in a classic setting. No cover, Pass-the-hat proceeds to charity. Details at http://www.rasputins.ca or 613-832-9235.
DECEMBER 18: FOLLOW THAT STAR.
You’re invited to enjoy our Children’s Community Christmas Pageant during Worship service. Celebrate with us and enjoy a re-telling of the Christmas Story by the children and youth. 10 – 11 am, Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. 613-722-7254.
DECEMBER 18: CHRISTMAS SERVICES.
Celebrate Christmas with St. Andrew’s Church on Sunday, December 18 at 4 pm. The choir of St. Andrew’s Church, directed by Thomas Annand, presents Bach Christmas Cantatas nos. 140 and 65 with chamber orchestra, followed by carol singing in candlelight. Also, December 17 at 4:30 pm – Kids’ church Christmas, for preschoolers and their families.
Wednesday, December 21 at 7:30 pm – Blue Christmas Service. December 24 – Pageant at 7:30 pm, Midnight Carols & Readings at 11pm. Sundays Dec. 25th and Jan. 1st – 11 am informal worship services. St. Andrew’s Church is at Wellington at Kent, 613-232-9042, http://www.StAndrewsOttawa.ca .
DECEMBER 24: CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL.
Christmas Eve join Hub Anglican Church in McCormick Park, corner of Wellington and Carruthers behind OWCS, for a Service of Light with prayers for peace and goodwill to all. We will light candles, pray for the world and sing carols from 5-5:25 pm.
DECEMBER 24: CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE .
Bring your children or grandchildren to a participatory, child-focused celebration of the Christmas Story, enjoying the wonder of the birth of Jesus. 6:30 to 7:15 pm, Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. 613-722-7254.
DECEMBER 24:CHRISTMAS LESSONS AND CAROLS .
You are invited to our Christmas Eve celebration of readings and carols, with Communion. Our faith tells us that the Communion invitation is an invitation to everyone, and so all who come are welcome to receive Communion. 8 to 9 pm, Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. 613-722-7254.
DECEMBER 25:CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP SERVICE.
Members of the congregation will lead a service of readings, music, prayer and reflection, and all are welcome to celebrate with us. 10 – 11 am, Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. 613-722-7254.
DECEMBER 25: FREE CHRISTMAS DAY MEAL.
Free Christmas Day Meal at the Carleton Tavern, Armstrong at Parkdale, on December 25 from 11am to 3 pm. Don’t be alone at Christmas, come and spend it with neighbours. Music all day. A vegetarian meal is also provided courtesy of Indian Express Food and Sweets. To donate or for information call Cheryl or Vance at 613-728-7582 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on Facebook at “Carleton Christmas Dinner.”
JANUARY 7: BOTTLE DRIVE.
The 24th Ottawa Scout Group will be holding a bottle/can drive the morning of January 7. Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, and Scouts will be collecting returnable beer bottles and cans, wine bottles and spirit bottles, and recyclable pop cans, to raise money to fund our scouting activities. They will be going door to door in the area bounded by the Queensway, Harmer Ave., Wellington St. and Piccadilly Ave. Bottles and cans may be left curbside if they are marked “Scouts.” For assured pick-up please call 613-729-0372. They may also be dropped off at 44 Julian Ave.
JANUARY 7-8: NONVIOLENCE WORKSHOP.
A comprehensive introduction to Martin Luther King Jr.’s philosophy, thinking and strategy. Provides a framework for conflict reconciliation. From 8:30 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday at 1226 Wellington St. W., at Holland.Participants must register in advance. Fee is $40 per person with sliding scale available. For more information and to register: http://amydillonnv.wordpress.com or email@example.com or call 613-761-9997.
MARCH 28: FARM EVENT.
Travel to Upper Canada Playhouse, Morrisburg, for a matinee performance of Norm Foster’s “The Foursome,” followed by dinner at the Legion. Cost: members $90, others $95. Phone 613-230-3276, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew’s Ringers: Positions are available for new ringers, come join our Handbell Choir. Rehearsals are Mondays, 6:30-8 pm at St. Andrew’s Church. You don’t need to be a church member to join and previous handbell experience is NOT needed, but basic music reading skills are helpful. Contact Lynn for more information: office@StAndrewsOttawa.ca – 613-232-9042 – http://www.StAndrewsOttawa.ca
GREAT GIFT IDEAS.
Looking for an inexpensive gift? Friends of the Farm offer the perfect solution – two informative and entertaining books for the naturalist or historian on your Christmas list. “For the Love of Trees” celebrates the heritage collection of trees in the Central Experimental Farm Arboretum. “Ottawa’s Farm” is about the men and women who lived and worked at the Farm during its first hundred years. Both are available from the Friends of the Farm, 613-230-3276, http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca .
Hintonburg “The Burg” T-shirts for sale. Adults $15 and children $10. Great Christmas gifts. All proceeds support youth programming in the community. Contact email@example.com or call Cheryl at 613-728-7582.
Ottawa West Community Support is looking for occasional workers for our Snow-Go Program, assisting seniors with snow removal during the winter months. Job duties include snow removal from driveways and walkways when snow accumulation is more than 5 cm. Interested applicants, please inquire at our centre 613-728-6016 and ask for Carole Timinski or drop by on a Tuesday or Thursday (1137 Wellington St W).
The Canada Agriculture Museum is taking on a big challenge. How big? As big as a horse! From now until December 31st, bring non-perishable food items in place of Museum admission.
The goal: to collect one thousand pounds of food; equal to the weight of Flint, our RCMP horse, for the Ottawa Food Bank. Visit agriculture.technomuses.ca for more information on both the food drive and Flint.
Deadline for submissions: