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December 11, 2014: Community Calendar.

December 11, 2014: Community Calendar.

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December 12-13 – Christmas In Hintonburg.
Start with the annual Kringle event on Friday the 12th at 6 p.m. with free photos with Santa and other goodies at the community centre. Then return the next day 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. for sleigh rides, hot chocolate and a Santa costume contest at 979 Wellington, followed by the traditional lighting of lights at Somerset Square shortly after 4:30 p.m. with more hot chocolate and goodies. Please bring a donation to help others. More info info@hintonburg.com or tweet @HintonburgCA .

December 13 – The Gruff Sisters Kitchen Party  9 p.m. – 2 a.m.
The Carleton Tavern, 225 Armstrong at Parkdale, will host the Gruff Sisters Kitchen Party to aid the Parkdale Food Centre in raising a mountain of toilet paper. Bring a donation – food, toilet paper or cash! Music, dancing, raffle, 50/50 draw. No Cover Charge! For more information visit: carletontavern.foodpages.ca .

December 13 – Christmas Karma Craft Fair.
The Christmas Karma Craft Fair will be taking place at the Hintonburg Community Center from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. There will be refreshments, snacks, and music. For information contact themysticmerchant@gmail.com .

December 13 – Westboro Holiday Food Market.
There will be 24 local artisan food vendors at the3rd Annual Flavours of Ottawa – Westboro Holiday Food Market from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, at St. George’s Parish Hall, 415 Piccadilly Ave. (off Richmond Rd. near Island Park Dr.  ) Several vendors are new to the market with unique products such as artisan bread by Nat’s Bread Company, the world’s best salsa from Texas Heat, gourmet hot sauces from Meow! That’s Hot, flavoured syrups for beverages by The Sweet Shot, and Spread the Love Jams.  Also, the Ottawa Streat Gourmet food truck will be outside to serve up a delicious lunch. Donations will be collected for the Parkdale Food Centre. Admission is free and there is plenty of free parking. For more information go to osfa.ca .

December 14 – Candlelight and Jingle Bells.
Bytown Voices in concert at St Basil’s Church, 940 Rex Avenue. Tickets are $15.00 and free for children 12 and under. Available at the door, from choir members, and at The Leading Note on Elgin. For information email: bytownvoices@gmail.com , call 613-841-8163, or visit bytownvoices.com .

December 14  –  Financial Literacy Program.
A free program hosted by Hintonburg Community Centre, in association with the YM/YWCA from 9:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. This program aims to help registrants with basic financial awareness and money management techniques. To register drop in and sign up at the community centre. A more formal registration will take place by the Y staff on Dec. 7.

December 17 – Transition House Christmas Party.
The Transition House Christmas Party is on Wednesday from 4p.m. to 7 p.m. on Gladstone Avenue – just west of Connaught School. Everyone is welcome to come.

December 20 – Christmas Movie party.
Celebrating 35 years, Ottawa Family Cinema’s Christmas party will have Muppets on a big screen, cartoon, prizes, Tyler Kealey stage show and 2 jolly Visitors from the North Pole to enthrall the young. So get your Scrooge on, gather the little ones for an affordable Saturday afternoon 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Notre Dame HS Auditorium 710 Broadview Ave.  And don’t miss our animated comedy on the 13th too! Proceeds go to the Family Movie Trust for needy Ottawa families. 613-722-8218 familycinema.ca/shows/ .

December 22 – Champlain Park Sleigh Ride. from 6:15 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Volunteer elves and goodies welcome. Check the champlainpark.org/ website for full details and any weather related changes.

December 25 Free Christmas Day Dinner. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Held at the Carleton Tavern (Armstrong at Parkdale) for those alone at Christmas. Donations needed: Turkeys (10 days before), ham & baked goods. New gifts, new toiletries & gift cards can be dropped off the week before to the Carleton. Info: 613-728-7582 or carletonxmasdinner@hotmail.ca .

January 17 – Dovercourt winter fair. See dovercourt.org .

January 31 – Champlain Park winterfest. See champlainpark.org/

VOLUNTEERS URGENTLY NEEDED.
Not everyone has the opportunity or the means to shop at Boutiques, Shopping Malls or Specialty Shops at Christmas. That is why, with Christmas right around the corner, St. Vincent de Paul Stores urgently need you to join our hard-working TEAM as we extend our hours and make it our #1 priority to have all our shelves full of donated toys, Christmas decorations, books, furniture and warm clothing, so our customers have a better selection of items to purchase as gifts for their families this Christmas. We would really appreciate it if you could volunteer with us, and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to join you.
Please email volunteerssvp@rogers.com or call 613-722-7166 ext 15 .
And remember “Those who bring sunshine to others, cannot keep it from themselves”.

Hintonburg “The Burg” T-shirts.
A great Christmas gift. Children and Youth – $10, Adult – $15 Proceeds to youth programming in the community, Contact hedc@sympatico.ca or call Cheryl at  613-728-7582 .

Social SENIORS.
Join in an afternoon of cards, bridge,  euchre, board games and socializing every Wednesday from 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Fatima Parish Hall, 153 Woodroffe Ave. All seniors are welcome to attend this weekly non-denominational gathering social gathering.  For more information contact Ellena 613-728-4018 or Celine 613-234-0853.

Friday Open Mic Nights.
Show off your musical chops and bask in the applause at the Westboro Legion! We have the sound equipment so just bring your talent and instrument(s). For information, call the branch any afternoon: 613-725-2778.

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