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December 2, 2010 Community Calendar.

Community Calendar.

December 3: Come Sing Messiah.
‘Come Sing Messiah’ is a very special event  which is dear to the hearts of a large number of  singers throughout the National Capital  Region. We will be ably and energetically directed  by Louis Lavigueur; Alan Thomas will  be at the organ; we will have an accomplished  chamber orchestra under concertmaster Kevin  James, as well as four talented soloists. The  event will be on Friday, December 3, at  Dominion-Chalmers United Church, O’Connor  and Cooper. Doors open at 5:30 pm and rehearsal  at 6:00 pm. Performance at 8:00 pm.  Tickets for singers $10 and audience $20.  Seating is limited. Get your tickets early.  Tickets are available at: Collected Works, 1242  Wellington near Holland Scores available from  Book Bazaar, The Leading Note and Granata  Music. Information: www.cammac.ca or phone  Pauline at 819-770-6003.

December 4: Rhythm Cafe.
This event includes a concert with coffee, desserts  and silent auction. On Saturday, December  4, from 2-5 pm. All ages drum workshop from  2-2:30 pm. Baobab Studio, 415C Piccadilly  (Island Park Dr. and Wellington). Admission: $10  adults, $8 students/seniors, kids under 12 free.  For more info: www.baobabtree.org (613)725-  6994 or info@baobabtree.org.

December 4: Gingerbread Workshop.
Devonshire Public School is hosting its second  annual Gingerbread Workshop on Saturday, Dec  4. There will be three sittings: 10 to 11:30 am,  noon to 1:30 pm, and 2 to 3:30 pm. The cost is  $20 per house which includes candy, icing and  best of all – clean-up.

December 4: Fisher Park Christmas Craft Sale.
A West Wellington Christmas tradition. The ever  popular Fisher Park Christmas Craft Show and  Sale with over 100 Artisans presenting unique  handcrafted items. Also featuring children crafters,  local church groups and charities. This year  our featured charity will be Bicycles for Humanity.  The event will be held in Fisher Park School, (also  home to Fisher Park Community Centre) from  9:30 am. to 3 pm. 250 Holland Ave. (at the  Queensway overpass). Free admission and parking.  For more information call 613 798-8945.

December 4: Concert.

Everyone is invited to come and groove with Big  Soul Project and its talented five-piece R&B  band on December 4 as it presents its annual  Christmas concert at Dominion-Chalmers  United Church at 355 O’Connor Street. Expect  upbeat interpretations of traditional Gospel  music and Seasonal Selections at the concert  which starts at 7:30 pm. Big Soul Project’s uses  reggae, gospel, calypso, and salsa styles in its  presentation of popular music. Advance tickets  are $10, available from choir members or at  Compact Music.

December 5: Jazz Concert.
On Sunday, December 5 there will be a Jazz  Vespers Concert – Great Jazz Trio featuring Yves  Laroche on piano, Charles Gordon on trumpet  and Tom Denison on bass together once again.  Join us at 4:30 pm for some popular jazz standards  both old and new with a bit of Christmas  classics added to the mix. At All Saints/First  United for an inspirational, spirit filled performance  with readings and reflections. All are  welcome. Free-will offering at the door. 347  Richmond Rd., Westboro 613-725-9487.

December 6: Holiday Open House.
Yasir Naqvi, MPP for Ottawa Centre, invites you  and your family to a Holiday Open House on  Sunday, December 6 from 1 to 4 pm at the  Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington  Street West. Come and enjoy festive treats while  chatting with your neighbours and old friends. All  are welcome – spread the word! For questions, or  to RSVP, please call 613-722-6414 or email  ynaqvi.mpp.co@liberal.ola.org.

December 9: Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary Meeting.

The Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary will meet  at noon on Thursday, December 9 at the Parkdale  United Church, 429 Parkdale Avenue (between  Wellington Street and Gladstone Avenue).Please  call Diane Bartlett-Fraser at 613-836-1492 for  more information. New members are welcome.  The Auxiliary raises money to help the animals at  the Ottawa Humane shelter, and has a very active  craft circle.

December 10: Christmas Celebration.
Light Up the Grace at 6 pm at The Salvation  Army Grace Manor, 1156 Wellington St.  Christmas tree lighting, music, Santa and treats.  Contact Marcia Goodfellow, 613-722-8025 for  more information.

December 10: Kringle Event.
Celebrate Christmas with crafts, and activities for  the kids, at the Hintonburg Community  Association’s Kringle event. Dec. 10 from 6 to 8  pm. Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064  Wellington St. West.

December 11: Christmas Concert.

The Bytown Voices will present their Christmas  Concert on Saturday, December 11 at 8 pm at St.  Basil’s Church (Maitland Avenue, just north of  the Queensway). Under the direction of Robert  Jones, the 56-voice choir will sing a program of  sacred and secular music including music of  Rutter, Handel, Bach. Accompanist, Brenda  Beckingham. Free parking. Tickets at the door,  $15 (adults), $6 (students), free for children under  13. Information at www.bytownvoices.com or  call Rosemary Covert at (613) 521-4997.

December 12: Euchre Tournament.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Westboro Legion Branch  480, 389-391 Richmond Road, will be holding a  Euchre Tournament on Sunday, December 12. Cost  is $20 per person. Doors open at 11:30 am with a  start at 1 pm sharp. Sign-up deadline is December  5. There are limited tables. Contact: Bonnie at 613-  792-4073. Please leave a message. Bar and canteen  will be open. There will be door prizes.

December 12: Salvation Army 25th annual Festival of Carols.
Special guests Ruth Ann Onley and Colin Fox.  Centrepointe Theatre, at 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm.  Free admission. Pick up tickets at Centrepointe  box office or reserve online/phone for a nominal  processing fee. Info: centrepointetheatre.com or  call 613-580-2700.

December 14: An Old Fashioned Christmas Concert.
The Canadian Centennial Choir and music director  Marg Stubington are proud to present “An Old  Fashioned Christmas.” A festive selection of  Christmas carols, Hanukkah songs, and the everpopular  audience sing-along. This performance  will take place at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, December  14 at Centretown United Church, 507 Bank Street.  Tickets are $22 and $18 in advance, $25 and $20  at the door and are on sale at Leading Note (Elgin),  CD Warehouse, Herb & Spice (Wellington) and  Compact Music (Bank). For more information  visit the Choir’s website at www.ccc-ccc.ca.

December 19: Concert.
The Chorus Ecclesiae, directed by Lawrence  Harris, present their Christmas Concert of Carols  and Gregorian Chant in the cloister of the  Dominican Convent, at 3 pm and 8 pm, 96  Empress Avenue – off Somerset St., two traffic  lights west of Bronson. There is free parking in  the adjacent lot. Tickets at the door: $15 adult / $8  students. Information 613-567-7729.

December 21: Winter Solstice Labyrinth Walk.

On Tuesday, December 21 at 7 pm at All Saints’  Westboro and First United Church. 347  Richmond Rd. Westboro, Ottawa. Call 613-725-  9487 or 613-232-1016 for more information.

Hintonburg T-shirts.
Hintonburg “The Burg” T-shirts for sale. Adults  $15 and children $10. Great Christmas gifts. All  proceeds support youth programming in the community.  Contact hedc@sympatico.ca or call  Cheryl at 613-728-7582.

Books from the Farm.
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, www.friendsofthefarm.ca.

Christmas Trees.
Christmas Tress from the Ottawa Y Service Club  are at a new location for this year due to renovations  at the Metro Y. Top quality Nova Scotia  Balsam, after December 8 at 450 Churchill Ave.  N. (former Westboro U.C.). Proceeds to the  Carlington Community Chaplaincy and the YMYWCA.  For information call 613-225-3882.

Volunteers Needed.
March of Dimes is celebrating its 60th Anniversary  in 2011 and needs your help! The charity is seeking  volunteers in Ottawa to help support its Doorto- Door Campaign in January! Please join a sixtyyear  tradition of generosity and help children and  adults with disabilities in your community. We still  need canvassers and captains to join the campaign.  For more information or to volunteer please call  1-800-263-3463 ext. 7705 or e-mail door2door@  marchofdimes.ca. To learn more about March of  Dimes’ programs and services for people with disabilities,  please visit www.marchofdimes.ca.

Deadline for submissions:
December 8.


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