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November 26, 2015: Community Calendar Plus.

November 26, 2015: Community Calendar Plus.
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November 25 – Free Lecture. ++++
“How a Scottish General Appointed a Catholic Bishop in Quebec”. by Dr. Des Morton, Professor Emeritus, McGill University Department of History. One of a series, in memory of committed peace-activist Edith Holtom At First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa. (off Richmond Rd, just east of Woodroffe Ave. Bus #2) Question/answer session & refreshments to follow. Wednesday, November 25, 7:30 pm, FREE admission. Ample free parking. Info: 613-725-1066 .

November 27 – Trivia Fundraiser.
This trivia tournament at the Westboro Legion (489 Richmond Rd.) is a fundraiser for Camp Misquah. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. and the tournament starts at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10/person and there is a maximum of six players per team. For more information and registration, go to http://misquah.com or email dougcody@hotmail.com .

November 27 – Arts Night.
See presentations and performances by Jacob Berkowitz, writer; Rosemary Leach, painter; Leila Metcalf, pianist. 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave (off Richmond Rd.) Admission: $5. For more information, 613-725-1066

November 28 – Christmas craft and artisan show.
Be sure not to miss this this event on November 28. Located at the Westboro Legion, 389 Richmond Rd. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. There will be 40 local crafters and artisans with soaps, beeswax candles, jewelry, wood works, baked goods, hand bags, knitted works, greeting cards, Native crafts, and much much more!
We’ll also have live music, and a fully loaded Snack Shack!So come on down, and support a local Artist this Holiday Season, and let’s show them how much we appreciate their work! For more info, please feel free to contact ottawacrafters@mail.com .

November 29 – Churchill Alternative School Craft Sale.
Arts and crafts from local artisans, baking, secondhand books, kids shopping area, hot food, and holiday crafts. Come celebrate the season at Churchill School (345 Ravenhill Ave.) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

December 3 – Knight at Nepean.
Knight at Nepean is Nepean High School’s annual fundraiser for programs and clubs that directly benefit students. Everyone is invited! Tickets are available online online at knightatnepean.com. The event will include an Italian-themed dinner hosted by La Bottega Nicastro (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a silent auction and a cash bar. For more information or to donate a silent auction item contact knightatnepean2015@gmail.com .

December 4 – Nepean Choir performance.
The Nepean Choir, under the direction of Denise Hawkins presents ‘Songs of the Season,’ Carols for Christmas and Winter Songs with Guest Organist, Shawn Potter at 7:30 pm. at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets at the door: $20. Children under 12 are free. For information call 613-435-6382 .

December 4 – Talent Untapped premiere.
Residents are invited to attend the premiere screening of Talent Untapped, a documentary film about largest group of unemployed people in Canada, people with disabilities. On the heels of the United Nations’ International Day of People with Disabilities, the film shines the light on a talent pool we can no longer afford to ignore. Join director and producer Anna-Karina Tabuñar, members of the cast and crew, and the dozens of supporters who made this project possible. This event will bring together a rich diversity of talent and backgrounds to celebrate the contributions of people of all abilities, particularly those who face significant physical, developmental and mental barriers. After the screening, the director will take questions and comments. This event will take place Friday, December 4, 7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the theatre of the Canadian Museum of History. Admission fee is pay-what-you-can. Proceeds from ticket sales will help offset the cost of the screening, including venue rental, technicians and support staff. For more information, or to buy tickets, go to http://Talentuntapped.org .

December 4 – “Shirt tearing boys” Friday night dance .
Kick off December with the spirited, toe-tapping music of Shirt Tearing Boys, featuring Kitchissippi’s own Tony Turner (of Harperman fame). The Boys (and Girls) bring their original and old classics from the 20’s to the 50’s to the Westboro Legion (391 Richmond Rd). The bar is open, the dance floor is waiting and the fun starts at 8 pm. Admission: $15 at the door. For more information, call 613-447-4616 .

December 4 – Light up the Grace. ++++
You’re invited to join the business community, residents and special guests as the Grace Manor kicks off the holiday season by lighting the original evergreen tree of the old Grace Hospital. There will be carol singing, hot chocolate & Christmas treats. Santa Claus will also be attending. (This guy gets around!). Festivities get underway at 6:00 p.m.

December 5 – Kitchissippi United Church Christmas Concert
Kick off the season with your favourite Christmas carols and beautiful anthems by the Kitchissippi United Church choir under the direction of Gavan Quinn, Saturday, Dec. 5 starting at 3 p.m. In addition to the music, the choir will host a reception with free beverages and holiday goodies. Admission is free, with donations gratefully accepted.For information, go to http://www.kitchissippiuc.com .

December 5 – St. Nicholas Eve at All Saints’.
Join your neighbours in the All Saints’ Anglican Church courtyard (347 Richmond Rd.) at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 5. Gather on the courtyard before joining a candlelight procession into the Chapel to meet St. Nicholas – the fourth century founder of the gift giving tradition. Our 30-minute tribute will include music, the appearance of St. Nic, and a gift for each child. We invite families to bring gifts suitable for street teens who are recovering from addictions (socks, mitts, hats, personal care products, candy, card packs). Event closes with the lighting of the Westboro BIA Christmas tree in the courtyard.

December 5 – Fisher Park Christmas Market.
This Wellington West holiday tradition is back, and it’s big! This very popular event is taking place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fisher Park School (250 Holland Ave.). With over 120 vendors, it’s a unique gathering of local urban artisans, handcrafted items & gourmet foods. Local charities featured this year: The Parkdale Food Centre, Thirteen (The Muesli Project), The Causeway Foundation, The Tabitha Foundation, The Canada Foundation for Nepal, Child Play International, Innovative Community Support Services “Spread the Joy” and The Guatemala Stove Project. Free parking at the front of the school on Holland Avenue and at the back of the school access by Harmer Ave. North. Admission is free. BBQ and refreshments are available. For more info email fisherparkchristmas@gmail.com .

December 5 – St Martin’’s Christmas Market and Luncheon.
St Martin’’s Christmas Market and Luncheon will be taking place from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2120 Prince Charles Rd. Join us for a lovely selection of holiday home baked goods, festive crafts, knitwear, accessories and jewelry along with delicious lunch items and musical entertainment.

December 5 – Music of the season and sing-along carols.
The choirs of Woodroffe United Church, Musica Serbica, S.t John the Evangelist Anglican Church and Strings of St. John’s present music of the season and sing-along carols. At Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) on Saturday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $20 at the door, children 12 and under free. For more information go to http://www.stringsofstjohnns.ca or call 613-232-4500 .

December 5 – Toilet Paper Drive for PFC.
The Hintonburg Economic Development Centre and the Parkdale Food Centre (PFC) are partnering with the band Gruff Sisters Kitchen Party to host a toilet paper drive at the Carleton Tavern on Sat. Dec. 5th from 9:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. (223 Armstrong at Parkdale). The PFC includes 2 rolls of toilet paper per person in its food hampers. If you are unable to attend the party, the Carleton Tavern has kindly agreed to accept drop-off donations before this date. See the Newswest article TP at the CT on December 5; Providing essentials for the holidays.

December 5 – LOAM Clay Studio’s 3rd Anniversary Show. ++++
Join us December 5th 2pm-10pm. Come and see what we have made this year! This is the place and time to find a unique, locally made piece of pottery. You can also give the unique experience of a pottery class, workshop or studio time. We have over a hundred studio members who work with their hands and share their knowledge and techniques with others. LOAM has become an ‘incubator’ studio for many flourishing little businesses such as Grounded Clay Works, Wildtree, Clay Pigeon Design, Yakety Yak Design, Granite Ridge Pottery & Thrown Stone Pottery. http://www.loamclaystudio.ca

December 7 – Canadian Citizen: The Application Process.
This session offers permanent residents the opportunity to prepare for the application while receiving all the information needed to properly complete the application. Offered in partnership with Y-NIC at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, December 7 at 2 p.m. Registration required. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/canadian-citizen-application-process .

December 7 – Making a Hard-copy Book from Digital Photos.
We all take lots of digital photos. But most just sit on a computer and, at best, are seen on-screen. Why not do more with your photos? Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC User’s Group will show you how easy it is to use an online service to create beautiful hard-copy books of your photos, completely customized, with embellishments, backgrounds, frames, text and more. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, December 7 at 6:30 p.m.Registration required. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/making-hard-copy-book-digital-photos .

December 9 – Blue Christmas Service.
The Westminster Presbyterian Church (470 Roosevelt Ave.) second annual Blue Christmas service will be held December 9 at 7pm. The Blue Christmas service provides space for quiet, the expression of emotion and the sharing memories. With the sanctuary dimly lit and candles flickering it provides a time to reflect while music plays and the Christmas story of hope is shared. Time is given for silence, to light a candle in remembrance, to share a cup of coffee afterwards if you would like company. The Blue Christmas service can be an oasis of calm in a frenetic time of endless doing. For more information call Marina Dykstra, Spiritual Growth Worker at 613-722-1144 or email mdykstra@mywestminster.ca .

December 9 & 16 – Teachings of the Trail.
Teachings of the Trail is a series of bi-weekly learning circles at Kitchissippi United Church on Wednesday evenings from 7pm sharp to 8:30pm. In response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, this is a way to bring awareness to the “Kitchissippi Turtle” which is a knowledge base of traditional Algonquin spiritual teachings. Our Prophecy of the Seven Fires states: “In the Time of the Seventh Fire, a New People will search for what was left by the Trail.” We, our current generation, are the New People. These learning circles are open to everyone because we are all native to the earth. Through medicine storytelling and the sharing of authentic Kitchissippi Algonquin wisdom, this educational awareness mission intends to inspire people to see and embrace the good medicine of Life itself. Teachings of the Trail celebrates the re-emergence of local, Kitchissippi Algonquin Knowledge that helps us get better in our times. For more info: timyearington@gmail.com , 613-725-5225, http://timyearington.com .

December 11 – Kringle Event. ++++
Santa returns to Hintonburg! As always, the Hintonburg Community Association and the Hintonburg Community Centre (HCC) will be providing free hot chocolate and holiday goodies, as well as free crafts for kids of all ages to make and share. The event takes place at the HCC, 1064 Wellington St. W from 6 to 8 pm. There will also be free photos of the kids with Santa for residents (he’ll be there from 6:30 to 7:30 pm). Come enjoy the holiday spirit. All are welcome.

December 12 – Local Artist shows off in Almonte. ++++
If you think that architecture and quilting seem unrelated, think again. Show features the work of artists Diane Laundy and Robin Laws-Field. Come and be dazzled as two talented artists show us a new way of looking at the world. “Surface Fabrications” runs from December 8 until February 13, 2016. The official opening event is on Saturday, December 12 from 2 to 4 pm. The Mississippi Valley Textile museum is located at 3 Rosamond St. in Almonte.

December 13 – Benefit Christmas Concert. ++++
At Saint-François d’Assise church. Harmonia Choir of Ottawa, Cross Town Youth Chorus and the Choir of Saint-François d’Assise church will present a benefit Christmas concert in aid of the St. Vincent de Paul Society on Sunday December 13th at 2:30 p.m. Musical director: Kurt Ala-Kantti; organ : Gilles Maurice Leclerc. Tickets are available at the door: $25 for adults and free for children and youth accompanying their parents. The church is situated at the corner of Fairmont Avenue and Wellington Street West in Hintonburg. OC Transpo bus no. 2 stops in front of the church and an elevator is accessible from the West side of the church. For further information call Gilles M. Leclerc 613-798-0264 (evenings) and or 613-447-8549 (day time).

December 15 – Gloria: Christmas Concert.
Canadian Centennial Choir’s Christmas concert featuring Gloria by Vivaldi with chamber ensemble. Marg Stubington director. Tuesday, Dec 15, 7:30 p.m. at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets in advance are $22/$18 or $25/22 at the door. Available from The Leading Note, Herb & Spice (Wellington), or http://www.ccc-ccc.ca .

December 25 – Free Christmas Day Dinner at the Carleton Tavern. ++++
The Carleton Tavern and the Hintonburg Economic Development Committee are hosting the 15th annual Christmas Day Dinner at the Carleton Tavern, 223 Armstrong at Parkdale from 11 am to 3 pm.
Donations of turkeys, tourtières, baked goods and gifts are needed to make this a day to remember (especially new warm items for men such as socks, gloves and scarves). New or gently used gift bags would also be appreciated. Items can be dropped at the tavern any time during the week before Christmas. Frozen turkeys should be dropped off by Dec. 15th. For more information, call Cheryl at 728-7582 or e-mail hedc@sympatico.ca.

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 .

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 .

Rosemount Library – Expansion & Development (READ). ++++
Do you care about Rosemount – your community library? If so, READ (Rosemount Expansion and Development) would like you to get involved. READ is a group of local volunteers throughout Rosemount’s catchment area that want to help expand and redevelopment Rosemount Library. They are working closely with library staff and with politicians at various levels of government on this issue.
Rosemount Library is the second most used library per sq/ft of all 32 branches and has been the #1 branch priority for the Ottawa Public Library for three years. Now is a critical time for Rosemount, especially with all the surrounding development that is occurring.
READ would like you to follow their occasional email updates and social media presence so that you know what’s going on. They may need, in rare instances, to engage library users in advocacy or planning and this is the way to find out.
You can connect with them in one of the following ways:
• Email list: Email READRosemount@gmail.com put ‘join list’ in the subject
• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/READRosemount
• Twitter: @READRosemount
• Website: http://www.readrosemount.ca/
See the Newswest articles; December 5, 2013: Rosemount Library Turns 95!
and April 16, 2015: Rosemount Library; A literary gem due for an upgrade, for more on the Rosemount Library.

Bytown Swing Saturday Night Dances. ++++
Come dance Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing with Bytown Swing on Saturday nights in Ottawa at Studio X, 122-250 City Center Ave. Just grab a pair of indoor shoes and get ready to hit the dance floor. No partner or experience necessary. It’s just a 3 minute walk from the Bayview transitway stop, and there’s tons of parking. So every Saturday, Beginner lessons start at 8:15pm, DJ’d social dancing starts at 9:00pm. Cost is $7 (cash) at the door, $5 for students and seniors. For more information please check out our website at http://bytownswing.com/ or check out our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bytownswing/?fref=ts or contact us at contact@bytownswing.com
Please note there will be no dances the weeks of December 26th and January 2nd due to the holidays.


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