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April 14, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

April 14, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

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March 23 – April 20 – Churchill Alternative School’s 30 000 Lb Clothing Drive.
Cleaning out your closets for spring? Drop off your items between 7:30 am and 3:00 pm Monday – Friday in the lobby of Churchill School (345 Ravenhill Ave.). We are collecting clothing, shoes, pots, pans, dishes, glassware, accessories only. Please note: We cannot take books, plastics, toys, electronics. All proceeds to benefit integrative student technology at Churchill Alternative School.

April 1 to June 17 – Gentle Yoga.
For health, vitality, strength, flexibility and mindful presence in a welcoming, friendly atmosphere, where everyone is encouraged to proceed at his or her own pace. The sessions take place Fridays from April 1 to June 17, 10:15-11:15 a.m. (April 22: 9:45-10:45 a.m.) at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa (30 Cleary Ave.) $120 for 12 weeks or $12 drop-in. For more information contact Linda Percy at 613-729-8913, or adultlearning@firstunitarianottawa.ca .

April 14 – Cleary Station Information Session.
Information session about the Stage 2 Light Rail Transit Project (Cleary Station) at Notre Dame High School (710 Broadview Ave.) Thursday, April 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. A presentation starts at 7:30 p.m. The Stage 2 LRT Cleary Alternative Alignment Study determined that it is feasible to make changes such that Cleary Station could be located on Richmond Road (at 747 Richmond). Having Cleary Station located right on Richmond Road creates a better customer experience, results in improved station accessibility, visibility and an enhanced community presence. This session allows the team working on this project to hear your thoughts and answer any questions or concerns. This Information Session will:
* Present recommendations for these changes at Cleary Station and the rationale for this improved alignment and station location, plus measures to address environmental, community impacts and concerns.
* Provide background on initial alignment
* Provide an opportunity for the community to engage with the team. For more info to go Ottawa.ca .

April 15 – “Shirt Tearing Boys” Friday Night Dance at the Westboro Legion.
Put some spring in your step 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 tunes and some classics to the Westboro Legion, 389 & 391 Richmond Road. The bar is open, the dance floor is waiting and the fun starts at 8 pm. Admission: $15 at the door. Doors open at 7:30 pm. For more information, call 613-447-4616 .

April 16 & April 19 – Rosemount Library – The Next Chapter, Session 2.
Rosemount Library – The Next Chapter, Session 2: a community consultation, hosted by the Rosemount Expansion and Development (READ) group and Councillor Jeff Leiper. A follow-up to the March discussions to articulate the vision for Rosemount Library. Saturday, April 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Tuesday, April 19, from 6:30 p.m to 9 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St W. All welcome. See the article in April’s Newswest.

April 16 – The Hintonburg Street Hockey Tournament.
The Hintonburg Community Association and Beyond The Pale are teaming up again this year for the annual Hintonburg Street Hockey Tournament! Visit hintonburg.com/hockey16.html for all rules and regulations. Registration this year is $20.00 with proceeds going to The Parkdale Food Centre. Enter your team now to participate. Spaces are limited. Register at eventbrite.ca. For more information email hintonburgstreethockey@outlook.com or tweet @Hburgsthockey . Spaces are limited.. Register at eventbrite.ca. (Search for “Hintonburg Hockey”) For more information email hintonburgstreethockey@outlook.com or tweet @Hburgsthockey .

April 16 – Ottawa Family Cinema. ++++
“The Little Prince (3D)”, rated G. First-ever animated feature film adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s iconic masterpiece, Le Petit Prince. The Aviator introduces his new friend and neighbor to an extraordinary world that he himself was initiated into long ago by The Little Prince. Here The Little Girl’s magical and emotional journey into her own imagination – and into the universe of The Little Prince – begins. Come rediscover childhood and learn that what is truly essential can only be seen with the heart. Saturday April 16, at 2 p.m. in Notre Dame HS Auditorium, 710 Broadview Ave. http://www.familycinema.ca/shows/3173.html .

April 16 – Social Media’s Impact on Community News. ++++
A Like Hate Relationship, from an Editorial and Business Perspective. Presenter – Glen Gower who is a communications and marketing consultant. He will use StittsvilleCentral.ca as a case study to show how social media is shifting the distribution and advertising model for community news – for better or for worse. Ottawa City Hall, Billings Room 6:00 p.m., $25 or less, includes food and refreshments. RSVP 613-521-4855 before April 16. Admission without meal $10 or less. Coffee for all. See http://www.mediaclubofottawa.ca .

April 16 – Verdi’s Rigoletto. ++++
Staged and costumed with chamber ensemble, and supertitles in English and French. Saturday April 16th, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at Dominion-Chalmers United Church 355 Cooper st. Ottawa
See http://www.pellegriniopera.net/ for details and tickets (Children 12 & under – FREE).

April 17 – Kids/Baby Gear Swap. ++++
Parkdale United Church Parents swap meet for anyone needing kids/baby clothing, toys and equipment. Sunday, April 17 – Choose items from 12:00–1:00 p.m., after the Sunday morning service. Regular service starts at 10:30 a.m. Set up is from 9:30-10:30 a.m. 613-728-8656, Memorial Hall of Parkdale United Church, at the corner of Parkdale and Gladstone Ave.

April 17 & 18 – Orchidophilia. ++++
New location this year at the RA Centre, 2451 prom. Riverside Dr 35th Annual Orchid Show, with orchid displays, art gallery and orchid vendors. Saturday: noon to 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Photographers: Tripods welcome on Sunday 9-11 a.m. The regular April monthly meet at Tom Brown Arena will be cancelled for the event. http://www.ottawaorchidsociety.com .

April 18 – Downsizing for Seniors—Looking at the Big Picture.
Downsizing means different things to different people. Whether you are moving from a large home to a smaller bungalow, from a large home to a condo, or from a condo to a retirement home or care facility, of course, you want to know about today’s real estate market and to analyze the value of your property and see options of what to buy next. In addition, this seminar will offer valuable insight into various other aspects of the downsizing process and what information you need to gather so that you will be ready when you need to make the decision. We will discuss factors to consider such as: Do you know where you want to move? Do you know how retirement homes work, and the costs involved? Do you have a financial plan? Do you have a will? Do you want to age in your own home, and if so, what do you need to consider? Do you have family support? Have your bases covered when you make the tough decision to downsize. Presented in partnership with Ana Ideias and Shelley Snyder of Coldwell Banker First Ottawa Realty. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, April 18 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/downsizing-seniors%E2%80%94looking-big-picture .

April 19 – Mindfulness stress reduction workshop.
Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Dr.) is hosting a mindfulness stress reduction workshop on April 19 from 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Workshop teaches ways to help you deal with the stress and anxiety we all face in our daily lives. A freewill offering will be collected to offset the cost of this activity. For more info contact Robert Bigras at 819-770-5853 or rowbear@hotmail.ca .

April 19 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9pm. “Herbs in your garden – easy, nutritious and delicious”- with Nancy McDonald. Annual and perennial herbs are great additions to your garden and your kitchen! FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lecture .

April 20 – Heritage Ottawa Free Public Lecture. ++++
“History of Ottawa Brickyards” on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Ottawa Public Library Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe Street (corner of Laurier Avenue W). For Info : http://www.heritageottawa.org or 613-230-8841 or info@heritageottawa.org .

April 21 – Commercial Insurance Basics for Small Business.
This is an informational session for anyone starting or owning a small business who wants to learn about the various types of insurance policies they may need. Sue Landry and Kate O’Hara are insurance brokers from Gifford Associates, and they have been teaching about commercial insurance for many years. They will discuss, with specific scenarios, the various types of insurance for different types of business. They will discuss the basic exposures that a business owner needs to consider, and how best to protect the business through risk management and various insurance policies. They will provide practical information and have plenty of time for Q&As. Happening on Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/commercial-insurance-basics-small-business .

April 21 – Mental Wellness in the Workplace: Understanding/Working with PTSD, Addictions and Depression. ++++
Presented in collaboration with REACH Canada and Jewitt McLuckie & Associates LLP. Recognized experts in the area of mental wellness speak on identifying and accommodating “invisible disabilities” such as PTSD, addictions and depression. Event is for employment/labour law practitioners, union reps, human rights lawyers and human resource professionals seeking cutting edge / current strategies on working with employees with these disabilities. 1505 Carling Ave. Ottawa. Info: 613-236-6636. Register at: http://www.jewittmcluckie.ca/2016-conference/

April 22 – Trivia Fundraiser For Camp Misquah.
This fundraiser is taking place Friday April 22, downstairs at the Westboro Legion (389 – 391 Richmond Rd. Start time is 7:30 p.m. $10 / person. For more information go to http://www.misquah.com .

April 22 – Annual Musical kitchen party in support of L’Arche Ottawa.
An evening of music by local performers and home made decadent cookies at Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Dr.) 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. For more information email Robert at rowbear@hotmail.ca or call 819-770-5853 .

April 22-24 – 2016 Ontario Welsh Festival in Ottawa. ++++
Featuring a Gala Concert April 23 by the Three Welsh Tenors and Côrdydd choir from Wales at Dominion Chalmers. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at the door from Book Bazaar, Granata Music , Leading Note or phone Myfanwy Davies 613-526-3019 , publicity@ontariowelshfestival.ca . Two hymn singing sessions April 24, free will offering. http://www.ontariowelshfestival.ca . See the Newswest On-line article for info on the connection to a Westboro resident plus links to Youtube.

April 22-24 – Pottery Sale and Exhibition. ++++
At Landsdowne Park Horticultural Building on Friday Noon- 9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. No HST, Ikebana displays, Kids clay craft area, Door prizes and free admission.

April 23 – Hintonburg Pottery Workshop. ++++
1-day only 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all material included with guest potter Chandler Swain. Handbuilding workshop is for everyone who likes to explore textures to create whimsical vessels. $125 http://www.hintonburgpottery.ca 613-725-6909 .

April 23 & 30 – Income Tax Preparation Clinic. ++++
International Student Services Organization (ISSO) volunteers can help prepare your income tax and benefit returns for people of modest income and simple tax situations. Drop in program, bring your tax info, slips and receipts. 2 Dates April 23 and 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at the Rosemount Library.
To see if you are eligible check this government website: http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/tx/ndvdls/vlntr/clncs/ottawa-on-eng.html Offered in partnership with CVITP.

April 24 – Mechanicsville “Clean up the Capital”. ++++
The MCA Events Committee is coordinating the Mechanicsville “Clean up the Capital” Day on Sunday April 24, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with volunteers to meet at the Laroche Field House. Questions? contact us at: MechanicsvilleCA@gmail.com or on facebook: Mechanicsville Community Association .

April 24 May 1 – Flowering trees: blossoms and pollination. ++++
FCEF Event – Date Change for Tree Tour April 24 – now held on May 1st.
Sunday tour will focus on showy tree flowers like the magnolias but there is much to be learned about all trees in bloom. Come and enjoy the colour as you learn about the trees. The tour leader is Robert Glendinning and will start at 2:00 p.m. at Building 72 in the Arboretum. Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance at 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca. Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour. Keep in mind, the flowers were late coming last year due to the weather, so the date may change depending on flower timing. Stay tuned to the friendsofthefarm website for further info.

April 25 – Travelogue: Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia.
Join Alex Bissett as he presents three fascinating, historic, scenic and culturally rich countries. Happening on Monday, April 25, 2016 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/albania-kosovo-and-macedonia .

April 25 – Concert at St Francis. ++++
Last concert in this season of Pro Organo Ottawa at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 25, in Saint-François d’Assise Church (Wellington and Fairmont). Featured recitalist: well-known French organist Maurice Clerc, who has recorded many CDs of Bach and German Baroque composers, and considered one of the specialists of French 19th and 20th Century music. Programme includes pieces by Mouret, Marcello, Bach, Franck, Vierne, Langlais and Tournemire. $25-$15 at the door. Info: 613-728-8041, Full details on the website, http://www.rcco-ottawa.ca .

April 27 – Parkdale Food Centre AGM. ++++
The Parkdale Food Centre will host its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre, with a welcome by Jeff Leiper, City Councillor, and guest speaker Marco Pagani, Executive Director of The Community Foundation of Ottawa. See their most recent article in April’s Newswest.

April 27 – Wilbert Piscoya Charity Exhibition. ++++
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 @ 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at 35 George Street, Ottawa ON K1N 1K2. Ottawa School of Art in Ottawa & Terra Art are pleased present an exhibition of paintings by renowned Peruvian artist, Wilbert Piscoya. This 1-day charity event is for the artist who has had a serious accident and needs our support. He was a visiting artist at the Ottawa School of Art in 2013, where he exhibited his paintings and gave a lecture on his work.

April 28 – Arts Alive: Centennial Edition.
Broadview Avenue Public School is celebrating 100 years of learning this year. The students and staff of Broadview PS (590 Broadview Ave.) invite residents to attend the centennial edition of Arts Alive. The fun begins at 12:30 p.m. on April 28 with a special art exhibition, historical display, and student performances. Arts Alive: Centennial Edition, will take visitors on a tour of the school to explore Broadview’s past and present through a multitude of student created displays, visual and performing arts that tell the story of Broadview’s vibrant (and growing!) community. This celebratory event will also be one of the last opportunities to explore much of the existing Broadview school building before transitioning to the new school in September 2016. Join us 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. for a memorable event showcasing art by Broadview’s nearly 1,000 students; listen to student-created stories delivered through hand-made puppets, performances by the Primary, Junior and Senior Choirs; and instrumental ensembles. For information about what else is in store, follow Broadview on Facebook at https://facebook.com/BroadviewPS or email Broadviewcentennial@gmail.com .

April 29 & 30 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring rummage sale.
A good selection of clothing, collectibles, boutique items, jewellery, books, household items and toys make this a popular event. Friday, April 29, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday April 30, 9 a.m. to noon, at 630 Island Park Dr. (at the Queensway). For information call 613-722-7254 .

April 30 – Nepali Gala at First Unitarian Congregation.
To benefit the Women’s Foundation of Nepal, the First Unitarian Congregation is hosting a gala marking 10 years of successful fundraising. This event takes place at 30 Cleary Ave. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday April 30 and will include dinner, Nepali folk dancing, a silent auction and sale of Nepalese craft items. Door prize is a luxury resort weekend getaway. Tickets are $35. For reservations email OttawaNepaliGala@gmail.com or call Pat at 613-820-4061. See this month’s Newswest Web-extra article for more details.

April 30 – Parkdale United Church Rummage Sale.
Lots of Great Bargains! including antique clothing and lace, on Saturday, April 30th from 9 a.m. to 12 Noon. Use entrance off Gladstone Parking Lot. A huge collection of household items, clothing, books, sports equipment, electronics, linens, plants, toys. Donations must be received prior to Thursday, April 28th. Please call the church office 613-728-8656 to arrange a drop-off time. http://www.parkdaleunitedchurch.ca/NewsAndEvents/Rummage2016.htm
(Note about Parkda;e’s 85th Anniversary Year Celebrations!! Anniversary dinner at 5:30 p.m. April 30. Space Limited, Dinner Attendees must register after Sunday services in April in Memorial Hallway. Includes a slideshow of Parkdale’s history and review of popular music and dances through the decades (dancing is permitted!! 613-728-8656 )

May 1 – Battle of the Atlantic Commemoration.
The community is invited to attend a wreath laying ceremony at the cenotaph in Byron Park on Richmond Road (just west of Golden Ave.) on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. to commemorate the Battle of the Atlantic. Parade forms up at Legion 2:00 pm. Drop by the Westboro Legion after the ceremony for camaraderie, music and dancing. Live music by Sherri Harding from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

May 3 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. “Plant Guilds: Taking Companion Planting to the Next Level”- with Rebecca Last. Read the full descriptions and pricing on our Lecture page and reserve tickets at 613-230-3276 . FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lecture .

May 3 – “The Ascent of Women”. ++++
“The Ascent of Women”, a May 3rd fundraiser for Project TEMBO; An Evening with Award-Winning Sally Armstrong at Ben Franklin Centre. For more detailos see this Newswest Web-extra article.

May 5 to 7 – Broadview Book Bonanza.
Calling all book lovers! Broadview Public School’s annual Book Bonanza is May 5-7. Doors are open between 4 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Thursday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on Friday; and 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday. Best sellers, old favourites and the best selection of children’s books in the city for only $1-$3 each! All proceeds go directly towards children’s programming. Broadview PS is located at 590 Broadview Ave.

May 6 to 14 – Hintonburg Happening Festival. ++++
Hintonburg Happening is a nine-day art, music, fashion & food festival that showcases the uniqueness of Hintonburg’s artists, businesses and the community. This year it will be held from May 6th to 14th inclusive. More info: http://www.hintonburghappening.ca , https://www.facebook.com/hintonburghappening , Twitter (@HintonburgHap) and Instagram ( @instahburg ).

May 7 – Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club Annual Yard Sale.
Drop by Highland Park Lawn Bowling Club (Bryon & Golden) from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. rain or shine for home baking, books, electronics, collectors items, jewellery, household items, paintings and more! Refreshments available. For more information go to http://highlandparklawnbowling.ca .
Hintonburg Spring Clean-up.

May 7 – Hintonburg Clean the Capital.
Time again for all Hintonburghers to join Ottawa’s “Clean the Capital Campaign” to help clean-up our parks and public places in Hintonburg. Co-sponsored by the HCA (Hintonburg Community Association) and the WWBIA (West Wellington Business Improvement Association) all Hintonburghers are invited to come out Saturday, May 7 with family and friends to “spiffify” our community. Registration is from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at the Hintonburg Community Centre. “Wake-up” coffee will be provided by Cyclelogik; complimentary hamburgers/hot dogs are courtesy of our award winning Hintonburger restaurant and prizes for kids 10 and under are provided by Giant Tiger Express. Rain date is Saturday May 14.

May 7 & 8 – Garden, Goodies and Gifts Sale.
The Unitarian GoGos will stage a Garden, Goodies and Gifts sale to benefit the Stephen Lewis Foundation on Mothers’ Day weekend, May 7 and 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Sale takes place outdoors at the west entrance to the First Unitarian Congregation, 30 Cleary Ave., off Richmond Road just east of Woodroffe. For more information email UnitarianGoGos@gmail.com . See this month’s Newswest article on The Go-gos.

May 14 – Free Science Odyssey Funfest. ++++
One-day celebration and learning experience for youth takes place 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. indoors and outdoors at Natural Resources Canada’s 580 Booth Street complex, right across from Dows Lake, which is also where the Canadian Tulip Festival is being held. Join us for family-friendly fun with hands-on science and research activities led by federal government departments, universities and external partners.

May 17 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. “All the Dirt on Container Gardening”- with Catherine Disley Engler. Read the full descriptions and pricing on our Lecture page and reserve tickets at 613-230-3276 . FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#lecture .

May 22 – Birds and the Urban Forest. ++++
Sunday May 22 tour will focus on Birds and the Urban Forest: The roles trees play in the environment. The Tour leaders are Owen Clarkin and Arthur Goldsmith. and will start at 2:00 p.m. at Building 72 in the Arboretum. Birds and Trees are inextricably connected. Come for a guided tour of the Dominion Arboretum during the busy spring birding season, and learn more about Ottawa’s birds, trees, and their relationships with each other. Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance at 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca. Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour. Keep in mind, the date may change. Stay tuned to the friendsofthefarm website for further info.

May 27 May 20 – Churchill Alternative School Plant Sale. UPDATED
Churchill Alternative School will be hosting their annual plant sale on Friday, May 27 May 20. Annuals, perennials, herbs and veggies will be for available at the sale. Sale hours from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

May 28 – ArtsPark 2016. ++++
The date for Artspark 2016 has been set for Saturday May 28th. The Hintonburg Community Association’s Arts Committee is seeking volunteers to help with organizing the event. If you’re interested, please send an email to info@hintonburg.com . Don’t forget to catch Street of Rock on stage May 28.

May 28 – Lilac Walk guided tour. ++++
On Saturday, May 28, 2016 at 2 p.m. meet at the Macoun Garden, Ornamental Gardens (Park at Ag Museum lot and follow the signs). Take part in a guided tour with the Friends of the Farm Lilac Team. Discover the many varieties of lilac that the C.E.F.has to offer. Although the tours are free and open to the public, please register in advance at 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca. Donations to the Friends of the Farm will be kindly accepted during the tour. Keep in mind, the date may change. Stay tuned to the friendsofthefarm website for further info.

WCBA On-line Tree and Shrub Sale. ++++
For Westboro beach residents. Each bare-root, minimum one-foot tall seedling is $10, delivery is in May. Select from Burr Oak, White Birch, Wild Raisin, Gray Dogwood, Highbush Cranberry, Nannyberry, and Red Osier Dogwood. Quantities are limited, so please place your order soon. See http://www.westborobeach.ca/nature/greening-of-westboro-beach

English conversation group
Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment at the Carlingwood Branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Tuesdays at 6:30-7:30 p.m. No registration is required for this drop-in class. For more information, go to biblioottawalibrary.ca.

Painter’s Circle.
Do you want to paint, but just don’t do it at home? Join a friendly group on Tuesday mornings at the Unitarian Church on Cleary Ave. All levels of ability are welcome, although there is no teaching, so participants are expected to know how to paint already. $10 fee goes entirely to the church. For full details contact Clea Derwent 613-695-0505; clderwent@gmail.com .

Bytown Swing. ++++
Come dance Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing with us on Saturday nights in Ottawa. Grab a pair of indoor shoes and get ready to hit the dance floor. Non-profit, holds a dance every Saturday at Studio X, 122-250 City Center Avenue ( 3 minute walk from the Bayview transitway stop ). Parking available. Beginner lessons start at 8:15 p.m., DJ’d social dancing starts at 9:00 p.m. Cost is just $7 cash at the door and $5 for students and seniors. See http://bytownswing.com or https://www.facebook.com/bytownswing/ .


Late Additions:

April 30 – Hintonburg Fabric Flea Market.
Quality fabric and all things sewing related will be for sale at the fabric flea market on April 30th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Hintonburg Community Centre, 1064 Wellington St. W. $2 .00 entry fee and the proceeds from the door will be donated to Grace Manor. More info: 613-729-8434, fabricfleamarket@hotmail.com or https://www.facebook.com/hffm0505 .

May 6 – Capital Ukrainian Festival Launch Party. ++++
Friday night party May 6 at the Ukrainian Banquet Hall, 1000 Byron Avenue. The Capital Ukrainian Festival (@CapUkrFestival) is once again hosting a Korchma (a traditional Cossack tavern) Launch Party to announce its entertainment line-up for the second annual summer festival running July 21-24, 2016. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., Music starts at 9:30 p.m. with Toronto’s hottest Ukrainian party rock band, Zapovid. Canada’s only Balkan-klezmer-gypsy-party-punk super-band, the JUNO-nominated Lemon Bucket Orkestra fills out the night. Tickets are $35 in advance (purchase online) or $40 at the door. Everyone is welcome. Your favorite Ukrainian foods and drinks will also be available.

May 8 – Bows for Butterflies Benefit Concert. ++++
Concert is in support of youth programs at The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre and to recognize mothers who play such an important role in the lives of their children. Concert, takes place on Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8, at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, 310 St. Patrick Street. The information fair and silent auction start at 2 p.m. followed by the concert at 2:30 p.m. Tickets $25 for adults, ($15 forstudents ) and are available at the door or in advance through http://www.bowsforbutterflies.ca . Event include a Youth speaker, performance by the talented youth ensemble, Musicalement Fleet and grand finale with Ottawa’s premiere chamber orchestra, Thirteen Strings. The afternoon is emceed by MAJIC 100’s Katherine Dines and sponsored by Bell Let’s Talk.

May 14 – Community garage sale.
The Carlingwood Community is hosting their annual garage sale on Saturday, May 14 (rain date Sunday). Streets between Woodroffe and Sherbourne, Byron and Carling. Something for everyone!

May 14 – Spring Fair
Saturday May 14th, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at All Saints’ Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road. Perennials, flea market, Book, and bake sale. Find new treasures, new authors and acclimatized perennials for your garden. Our popular bake table is back. Browse and enjoy a coffee and a muffin.

May 14 – Poets’ Pathway perennial plant sale.
This annual fundraiser is taking place at 649 Brierwood Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. Wide selection of perennials including phlox, cone flowers, shasta daisies, foam flower, black-eyed susans, fall asters, hostas, ferns, daylilies, Siberian and bearded iris, feverfew, coreopsis, lambs’ ear, yarrow, lilies, etc., plus some small shrubs and chives. Most plants $4.00 or less. For information call 613-792-4288 .

May 15 – CEF Rare & Unusual Plant Sale. ++++
9 a.m. to 2 p.m., beside CEF Neatby Bldg., Maple Drive. Shop the many specialty growers & plant vendors plus new products, garden accessories! Everything for your garden etc. Ask the experts, and go home with a new botanical gem. Plant “coat checking” service under the FotF canopy (and volunteers help carry them to your vehicle). Parking lot beside Neatby Bldg., Carling & Maple Dr. Lot #293. Info: 613-230-3276 or website. Free admission, donations to Friends of the Farm charity kindly accepted. This year vendors will be selling garden art.
Runs Rain or Shine!

May 20 – Police Week Event with Free BBQ.
From 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Hintonburg Park. Discover Policing for Safer Communities. Visit the interactive displays, Join us for a youth soccer game, face painting, a bike raffle and other fun activities. Bus transportation to the event is available from Laroche Park Field House at 4 p.m. and Rochester Heights Community House at 4:45 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure times. Bus will make a return trip from Hintonburg Park at 6 p.m., Food donations are welcome in support of the Parkdale Food Centre. Hintonburg Park 101 Duhamel Street behind the Hintonburg Community Centre.

May 24 – Plant Auction & Sale.
Ottawa Horticultural Society’s Annual Plant Auction & Sale is taking place Tuesday May 24 at Tom Brown Arena (141 Bayview Rd.) The auction begins at 7:30 p.m., the plant sale at 8:45 p.m. For information go to http://ottawahort.org or call 613-841-4550 .

May 27 – Jacob Moon in concert.
Hamilton’s award-winning singer-songwriter brings an evening of song and story to Ottawa at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale Avenue. 7:30pm. Advance tickets $20 at the church or http://jacobmoon.com .

May 28 – In Harmony: A Women’s Chorus 25th Anniversary Concert
at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, 30 Cleary Avenue, starting at 7:30 pm. For tickets, please visit inharmonytickets@outlook.com or call 613-620-6608 . Tickets also available at the Leading Note, After Stonewall, Books on Beechwood, Compact Music and Venus Envy.

June 4 – Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium.
Hosting a lemonade stand is one of the most popular summer-fun to-dos for kids. On Saturday June 4, thousands of local kids will be doing just that, all while raising funds and awareness for local cancer care. The Great Canadian Lemonade Standemonium is a fun-filled fundraiser in which kids host stands in their neighbourhood. Funds raised support the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. For more information about how to get involved, go to http://ottawacancer.ca/lemonade .

June 4 – Books, Baking and Blooms Sale.
Come for the bargains, stay for the bacon. Woodroffe United Church invites you to its Books, Baking and Blooms Sale on Saturday, June 4 from 9 to noon. Pick up summer reads, something for your sweet tooth and plants for home and garden. Enjoy delicious bacon on a bun while you shop. For more information, call 613-722-9250 .

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