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March 19, 2015: Community Calendar (plus)

March 19, 2015: Community Calendar+.


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March 24 to May 12 – Free Soccer Program. ++++
A free, drop-in recreational soccer program will be offered by The Hintonburg Recreation Association and Plant Pool Recreation Association with the Ottawa Cougars soccer team will be held at the Devonshire Public School gym on Tuesday evenings from March 24 to May 12 from 6 to 8 pm. The program is open to all children, ages 7 to 14, from the Kitchissippi and Somerset wards. Any children from outside these catchment areas will be considered on a case by case basis. Anyone with questions or would like to register, please contact Lorrie Marlow at 613-240-4649 or email: lorriemarlow@yahoo.ca .[Ed: UPDATE ages 10-14 will instead be invited to Attend Friday evenings 7-9 6-8 p.m. at Connaught Public School gym 1149 Gladstone Ave. See article on-line “Bend It in the ‘Burg with the Ottawa Cougars; Free Soccer Program Ages 7-14, March 24 to May 12.” ]

March 26 – Dress for Success Ottawa Special Event. ++++
Dress for Success Ottawa is proud to announce that it has helped its 1000th client look for employment with the goal of becoming economically self-sufficient. Come celebrate our past, present and future, Thursday, March 26, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m. at The Urban Element, 424 Parkdale Ave.. Share in our journey through the words and photos of our clients, in partnership with the Love Ottawa project. Meet DFS Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, clients, sponsors, donors and community supporters. ottawa@dressforsuccess.org www.dressforsuccess.org/ottawa

March 27 – Accessibility Workshop.
This free 2 hour workshop is for Wellington West BIA members, home based businesses and anyone with an interest in accessibility, on how accessibility makes businesses successful. The workshop is part of OBIAA’s EnAbling Change project, Go ON: Building Accessible Communities and will include: The business case for accessibility; A clear understanding of what you need to do to comply with the AODA; Practical tips and best practices; tools and resources; opportunity to ask an accessibility expert questions and get personalized support; networking with fellow BIA members. Registration is free and space is limited. Enrol today and find out how you can make accessibility work for your business. To register, please visit guestlistapp.com/events/307119 .

March 29 – Westboro Legion Whist Party.
Join in the fun starting at 2 p.m. in the downstairs hall, 389 Richmond Rd. Tickets – advance only ($15) – include a wiener and beans supper and are available at the upstairs bar until March 27. For information call 613-725-2778 .

March 29 – Annual Ukrainian Orthodox Easter Bazaar.
This Easter, decorate your Easter eggs Ukrainian style. Easter egg decorators are ready to begin their craft of traditional pysanky writing. Pysanka decorating supplies including traditional dyes, beeswax and kystkas (pens) are available along with beautifully illustrated books. The bazaar takes place on Sunday, March 29 from noon until 2:30 p.m. at the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (1000 Byron Ave.). Admission is free with parking on Byron Avenue and the church parking lot. The popular Ukrainian luncheon will include varenyky (perogies), holubtsi, (cabbage rolls), borscht soup and pastries. These items can also be purchased for your freezer. Various booths offer local sausages, honey, home baking, Ukrainian handicrafts, ceramics and knitted goods. For more information call 613-826-0353 or email dkeir@295.ca .

March 29 – A Dialogue With Death.
Residents are invited to participate in an evening of informal conversation with and about death and dying; bring your questions and your curiosity. The evening is facilitated by Tara Tucker (Palliative Care Physician), Mary-Anne Bourque (Palliative Care Spiritual Counsellor) and Pam Grassau (Palliative Care Researcher/Social Worker). 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at A Thing for Chocolate (1262 Wellington St. W.). For more information and to reserve your spot, please email dialoguewithdeath@gmail.com. Please note, space is limited, so please reserve early. Can’t make it this session? It will also be taking place on April 26 and May 31st.

April 2 to April 30 – Teens… the great parenting challenge. ++++
A dynamic workshop exploring the many challenges and opportunities facing parents of teenagers. Offers techniques for effective discipline, coping skills and strategies to help you and your teen succeed.
Thursdays, April 2 to April 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. Register online at www.familyservicesottawa.org .

April 3 – Good Friday Passion. ++++
In commemoration of its foundation in the Hintonburg community, Saint-François-d’Assise Church (Corner Wellington West and Fairmont)) features the regional choir Choeur classique de l’Outaouais and l’Ensemble Ko from Montreal on Good Friday April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The choirs will perform the Passion according to Saint John by Bach. The Choeur classique, founded in 1986, has some 60 members from the Ottawa-Gatineau region including Kitchissippi. The Ensemble Ko consists of 18 singers who focus on historical and classical music. Also with Tiphaine Legrand, Musical Director, Gilles Maurice Leclerc, Organ, Frédéric Lacroix, Harpsichord, and Luc Lalonde, Baritone. Free admission: donations welcome.

April 7 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
from 7 to 9pm. Plant for Incredible Edibles with David Hinks. Yes indeed you can grow a bounty of vegetables in your urban space. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lectures

April 10 & 11 – Fibre Art Show & Sale.
Over 40 local fibre artists from Out-Of-The-Box (OOTB) present their fourth annual Fibre Fling Show and Sale at the Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Dr.) The event runs for two days: Friday April 10 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Saturday April 11 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artwork includes every form of fibre art such as quilting, felting, beadwork, stitchery, doll-making, knitting, jewelry, wearable art and more. Some artists combine several techniques within one piece. A $5 admission will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation. High Tea will be served on Saturday afternoon for $10. Parking is free. For additional information, contact Rita at 613-723-7404 or visit www.out-of-the-box.org .

April 11 – Volunteer Recruitment Orientation. ++++
from 10am to 12pm. Come and meet garden team leaders at the Volunteer Recruitment Orientation on Saturday April 11, 2015, from 10am to 12:00pm in Bldg. 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. www.friendsofthefarm.ca/activities.htm

April 11 & 12 – Westend Pottery Sale.
The 5th annual Westend Pottery Sale promotes excellence in ceramic art available in our community. Mingle with and discover the diverse work of these 20 potters in a relaxed atmosphere and linger over a light lunch or snack catered by Black Walnut Bakery. Held in the hall of the Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. at Churchill. Sat. 10-5, Sun. 10-4:30. Admission is free. Don’t miss the daily draws for baskets of pottery. For more information go to westendpotterysale.com , or read the article on page 5 of Kitchissippi Times’ March 19th Issue.

April 18 – Hintonburg Street Hockey Tournament. ++++
Play shinny on Saturday, at Hamilton Avenue North, Armstrong Street – right beside Parkdale Park. Get your team together to prove that you play the best Hintonburg Hockey in the land. Can the Gamblers repeat as champions? We’ll find out! A great day of fun in the heart of the ‘hood! Details and registration at hintonburg.com/hockey15.html

April 18 – Spring Craft & Bake Sale. ++++
from 10am to 3pm, Free. An incredible selection of local hand-crafted items and gourmet baked goods. NEW LOCATION in the Cereal Barn at Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, 901 Prince of Wales Drive. Free admission at gate if attending the craft sale. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#events

April 21 – Master Gardener Lectures. ++++
from 7 to 9pm. Earthly Delights or Do-It-Yourself Dirt with Edythe Falconer; Keeping the Garden Going Strong with Josie Pazdzior; Trees and shrubs for the urban garden with Laura Henderson. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lectures

April 22 to June 17 – FRIENDS for Life (anxiety prevention program for kids 7-9 yrs old with mild to moderate anxiety). ++++
This 9 week program has proven to be effective in building emotional resilience and teaching strategies that are practical and useful for coping with times of worry and change. It’s fun too!
Wednesdays, April 22 to June 17, 6:00-7:30 p.m. Call Family Services Ottawa 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration.

April 25 – Spring Flea Market.
Clothing, jewellery, household items, toys, books, collectables, and refreshments. St.Matthias Church, 555 Parkdale Ave. at the Queensway, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For more information call 613-728-3996 .

May 1 to May 9 – Hintonburg Happening.
Hintonburg Happening is a nine day celebration of Hintonburg’s vibrant art and business community. Read more about it on page 8 of Kitchissippi Times’ March 19th Issue.

May 2 – Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market.
The Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market is the best destination for everything sewing related: fabric, patterns, books notions, and more! The Market takes place at the Hintonburg Community Centre (1064 Wellington St.). We are looking for new vendors. Tables are $30. For more information, or to book a table, go to fabricfleamarket@hotmail.com or call Kathleen at 613-729-8434 .

May 4 to June 15 – Anger Management… especially for parents. ++++
All parents experience anger – no matter how much you love your children. Discover ways of dealing with this common emotion in a positive way.
Mondays, May 4-June 15 (May 18 excluded), 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. Register online at www.familyservicesottawa.org .

May 5 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
from 7 to 9pm. Rejuvenating a Tired Garden with Mary Reid. Step-by-step approach to renovate your garden. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lectures

May 10 – Rare and Unusual Plant Sale. ++++
9am to 2pm. Free, Rain or Shine.
New and retuning specialty growers and plant vendors plus new products – garden accessories! Master Gardeners ready to answer gardening questions and a new service – plant “coat checking” under the Friends’ canopy then volunteers help carry new treasures to your vehicle. In Neatby Building parking lot at Carling & Maple Drive. Free admission, donations to Friends of the Farm kindly accepted. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#events

May 12 to May 26 – Parenting your Anxious Child. ++++
Topics include: understanding anxiety, child-friendly strategies to reduce anxiety, coping strategies for parents, where to go for more resources. Tuesdays, May 12 to 26, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Call 725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration. Register online at www.familyservicesottawa.org .

May 19 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
from 7 to 9pm. Plant for Continuous Garden Joy with Judith Cox. Maintaining colour and creating interest throughout the seasons. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lectures

May 23 – Lilac Walk Tour. ++++
2pm, Donation. Take a guided tour with the Friends’ Lilac Team and discover the many varieties of lilacs and their history at the CEF. Meet at Macoun Garden in the CEF Ornamental Gardens, park at Ag Museum lot, follow the signs, donations kindly accepted. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#garden

June 6 – Prose in the Park.
Mark your calendars! This first annual open-air literary festival and book fair will be taking place on June 6 in the Parkdale Park. For more information go to facebook.com/events/1432536553704376/ .

June 23 to 25 – “Three Gardens in Three Days” Bus Tour. ++++
Visit 3 magnificent gardens in three days – Sonnenburg Estate in upstate NY, Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, and Parkwood Estate in Oshawa, first come first served, $450/pp double occupancy. First bus has sold out! 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#bus

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