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October 1, 2015: Community Calendar Plus.

October 1, 2015: Community Calendar Plus.
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October 1 – All Candidates Debate.
Come hear the federal candidates for Ottawa Centre on Thursday, October 1 at an All Candidates Debate. Start time is 7:00 pm with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at St. George’s Parish, 415 Piccadilly Ave. (located between Wellington St. West and Byron Avenue). Co-sponsored by the community associations of Hampton Iona, McKellar Park, Westboro, Wellington Village, Island Park Drive and Champlain Park. For further information please go to http://hamptoniona.ca .

October 2 – December 11 – Gentle Yoga
Please join us in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, where everyone is encouraged to proceed at his or her own pace and level of difficulty and challenge. Led by Linda Percy. Fridays from September 18 to December 11, 10:15-11:15 a.m. (no class on November 13) First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave. The cost is $110 for 12 weeks or $12 drop-in. For further information adultlearning@firstunitarianottawa.ca or call: 613-725-1066 .

October 2 – Trivia challenge for charity.
Get a team together (maximum of six players) and compete for cash donations to your favourite charity at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. The door and bar open at 6 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7:30. The cost is $10/player (maximum six per team), and the winning captain’s team plays for free at the next tournament. All players are eligible for great door prizes, and all teams who register by Sept. 26 are entered in a contest for best team name. Register in advance by emailing a registration form to WestboroLegionPR@gmail.com and pay at the door on game night. All participants must be 19 or older. To ensure fairness, no spectators or electronic devices are allowed during the game. For information: WestboroLegionPR@gmail.com or 613-262-8647. For information and updates, follow us @WestboroLegion#Trivia4Charity .

October 3 – E-waste drop off.
This one cay e-waste (electronic waste) drop off event will be taking place at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Avenue) from, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. “Junk that Funk” will set up in the west end of the parking lot during that time period. Residential, industrial, commercial and institutional e-waste material will be accepted.

October 3 – Baobab Drum Community 20th Season Launch.
Somerset Square, 939 Wellington West. 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring FREE performances by Baobab Youth Performers, guest speakers, incl. Honorary Patron Yasir Naqvi, MPP; light refreshments. Rain or shine. For more information visit us on-line at http://baobabtree.org or contact: info@baobabtree.org .

October 3 & 4 – Re-Shaping Reid Park In-Depth Consultation.
Come to either, leave early, but please arrive on time! October 3, 11 a.m.- 2 p.m., Wellington Room, Hintonburg Community Centre; October 4, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., second floor, Tom Brown Arena. This is the second round of sessions in a three-part process. In this meeting we will translate ideas from the users of Reid Park into cost estimates to begin to build recommendation on how the funds available for the redevelopment of Reid Park should be spent. Councillor Leiper has this process and invited this recommendation to be presented by November 30. For further information go to http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/reid-park-update or email reidpark@kitchissippiward.ca. If you are not able to participate in person, send your suggestions online!

October 4 – Fundraiser for Michelle Brazeau.
In August 2015, Michelle Brazeau, a staff member at the Carleton Tavern, was diagnosed with Stage IV Pancreatic cancer. Please join us in support for Michelle, as we bring music, prizes, raffles and all to the Carleton on October 4 at 3 p.m. Featuring Lucky Ron, Rogue Lemming, Jessie Rose, Peter Crawley, Emma Michelle, Calere Boudreau and John Lloyd, Ric Kersey, Yavor Kresic, Dave Pritchard, John Griffith and more! For more information turn to our article; Big battle for local Mom; Carleton Tavern Hosts Fundraiser Oct. 4th.

October 7 – Free Public Talk on Climate Change.
Erratic Weather, Health Threats, Agricultural Plagues – Climate disruption and its impact on the world and on us. Presentation by Paul Beckwith, Department of Geography, University of Ottawa. Wednesday, October 7 at 7 p.m. Churchill Seniors Centre, 345 Richmond Rd. For more information please go to http://westborobeach.ca , or email infowestborobeach@gmail.com .

October 7 to December 9 – Friends for Life.
This 9-week anxiety prevention program for 7-9 year olds 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! Wed. Wednesdays, 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. (Nov. 11 excluded). Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration or go to http://familyservicesottawa.org .

October 9 – Tellers at the Well CANCELLED.
Ottawa Storytellers return to the West End Well (969 Wellington St W.) with a fall edition of their Tellers at the Well series. Kim Kilpatrick and Niamh O’Brien open the series with Oh Be Thankful! A Generous Helping of Stories. Well snacks and beverages available. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can, with a suggested minimum $5. Please note the new start time of 7 pm. For more information go to http://westendwell.ca CANCELLED due to planned closure of West End Well..

October 9 – Registration deadline for Ottawa Organic Master Gardener’s Course. ++++
Spend Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with Canadian Organic Growers. Gain essential skills to start or enhance your own practice or business in the rapidly growing organic land care industry. October 17-18, November 7-8 & November 28-29, COG National Office, 1145 Carling Ave., Suite 7519. Early bird deadline is September 27, Registration deadline is October 9th.
For more info visit http://www.cog.ca/our-services/OMG/ or e-mail office@cog.ca .

October 13 to November 10 – You’re not the boss of me.
Under the expert direction of Joanne Boyd at Family Services Ottawa, this five-week course on Tuesday evenings 6:30 p.m.m to 8:30 p.m. offers an informative and interactive exploration of the challenges and opportunities facing parents of children aged 0 to 6. Topics include: child development, effective communication, building self-esteem, setting limits, positive discipline techniques. Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration or go to http://familyservicesottawa.org .

October 15 to November 12 – Parenting through separation and divorce.
Family Services Ottawa is offering a five session parenting course on Thursday evenings from Oct. 15 to Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Topics include coping with stress, understanding conflict and how it affects your family, problem solving, cooperative communication, co-parenting and parenting plans. Call 613-725-3601 ext. 207 for information and registration or go to http://familyservicesottawa.org .

October 16 – Fall Rummage Sale.
Friday October 16 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday October 17 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Dr.). Clothes, books, toys, kitchenware, small appliances, boutique specials and more! Call 613-722-7254 for info.

October 17 – Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Watch-it Shred-it Day.
Get rid of old documents in a safe and secure way, and help raise money for Kiwanis at the same time. Hampton Park Plaza (Carling & Kirkwood) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $8.00 per box. Box should be about the size of a banker’s box (12x16x12) or any size that you can carry. For more information email fbeaufort2891@rogers.com .

October 22 – “Thirteen: A Social Enterprise”. ++++
4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Hosted by West End Well (969 Wellington St W.) .
Ottawa’s newest social enterprise, The Muesli Project is comprised of a Youth Team made up of 13 young individuals who have been selected to to participate in an exciting venture and training program developed by the Parkdale Food Centre with the funds from an anonymous community donor. The youth are learning how to start and run a business selling muesli with the help and support of a team of experts and mentors. Come out and meet these “Thirteen” dynamic youth, hear their stories and support The Muesli Project and incubation business adventure. Follow all the details as they unfold at http://westendwell.ca and http://www.parkdalefoodcentre.ca.

October 24 – Friends of the Farm Used Book Drop Off. ++++
From 10am to 4pm. Save your books and re-gift them for a great cause. Please note we do not accept magazines, textbooks, or encyclopaedia. Drive up to Bldg. 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#events .

October 24: Woodroffe United Church Fall Bazaar.
Items available include china, books, bake table, silent auction, toys, flea market, jewellery, used furniture, and much more. 207 Woodroffe Avenue from 9 a.m to 1 p.m. Refreshments and lunch available. For more information, please contact the Woodroffe United Church at 613-722-9250.

October 25 – Friends of the Farm Guided Tree Tour. ++++
Tree seeds and fruits. What trees have to offer and what we need to protect, free and open to the public, register at info@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#trees 2:00 p.m. at Building 72.

October 29 – Enriched Bread Artists Annual Open Studio Opening Night.
The Enriched Bread Arists (951 Gladstone Ave.) is an art collective. EBA artists work in all media and originate from all over the world. The Annual Open Studio is a prime time to share their work and vision with Ottawa. The studios will be open over two weekends, beginning with the Opening Night on Thursday, October 29, from 6-9 p.m. It continues through that weekend to Sunday, November 1, and reopens the following weekend from November 6 to the 8. The times are Friday evenings from 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.?? Admission is free. For details visit EBA’s website at http://enrichedbreadartists.com .

November 14 – Food Bazaar.
St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church (579 Parkdale Ave.) will be holding its annual Food Bazaar on Saturday November 14 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Drop by for deli, frozen foods, candy, baking, Christmas table and coffee shop.

November 14 – Grand Marketplace.
Churchill Seniors’ Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Hosted by 11 Grandmother Groups. High quality, gently used goods; handmade crafts and goodies; homemade lunch at the Sweet & Savoury Café. All proceeds go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, in support of African Grandmothers raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS.

November 14 – Fall Fair at First Unitarian. ++++
Visit the popular Fall Fair at First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa. 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Silent Auction (including Valuable Art), Clothes, Collectables, Flea Market, Home Made Lunch. Great deals on gently used clothes, books, and timeless treasures! Newly knitted items, jewellery, stamps and coins, electronics, CDs, DVDs. Contact: http://www.firstunitarianottawa.ca or 613-725-1066, Cleary Avenue – one stoplight east of Woodroffe and Richmond.

November 15 Friends of the Farm Guided Tree Tour. ++++
Tree forms and shapes, tree identification, winter preparation, free and open to the public, register at info@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#trees Time &Location tbc.

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 social gathering. For more information contact Ellena 613-728-4018 or Celine 613-234-0853 .

November 21 – Snow Fest.
MEC – 366 Richmond Rd. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Falling flakes make us happy, so we are throwing a party to welcome winter. Join us for a flurry of activities to connect with your local outdoor community. Activities and clinics for people of all ages and skill levels, in winter cycling, winter running, winter camping, and basic ski waxing.

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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