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August 18, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

August 18, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

[ Note: Newswest will be back in print in the September 1st issue of Kitchissippi Times. ]

Please note the Newswest Board Meeting for Monday August 22 is canceled.

DRAFT UPDATED August 29. See bottom for late additions.

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August 17 Torchlight Shakespeare – Pericles. ++++
A Company of Fools bring back Shakespeare-earie-an fun with duelling knights, dastardly pirates, proper princesses, promiscuous prostitutes, an ancient goddess and not one but two shipwrecks! Follow Pericles over several seas to far off lands where he discovers adventure, love and just maybe what life is all about. An fast paced escapade set in a mythical world and played against the backdrop of Ottawa’s parks. Fun for the entire family! Showtime is 7 p.m. Admission is Pay-What-You-Can (suggested donation $20)
The Amazing Adventures of Pericles, Prince of Tyre’s performance schedule includes;
Wednesday August 17th at Lions Park, Westboro. For other locations see http://fools.ca/2016/04/25/torchlight-shakespeare-pericles/ . Closing Night is Saturday August 20th in Windsor Park, Old Ottawa South.

August 18 – Teen Gaming Club Championship Round.
Drop in and play Super Smash Bros on Wii U at the Carlingwood branch of the Ottawa Public Library on Thursday, August 11 & 18 from 4:15 p.m. until 5 p.m. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/teen-gaming-club-championship-round .

August 20 – Tragically Hip Final Concert. ++++
See the CBC national coverage of this event in Parkdale Park from 8:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. Visit http://kitchissippiward.ca/content/tragically-hip-screening-parkdale-park for more details.

August 21 – Guided Tree Tour. ++++
At 2 p.m. Bldg 72. Selecting Trees for Different Sites and Purposes, Trees give back in many ways to those who plant them. Join us to consider some interesting tree options, free and open to the public, register at info@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#trees , https://www.facebook.com/FCEFOttawa .

August 21 – History Walking Tour. ++++
CHNA Heritage and History Committee announced at the AGM in late May that a history walking tour is planned for August 21 at 2 p.m. beginning in Reid Park. See https://heritageottawa.org/events/discovering-civic-hospital-neighbourhood and see http://www.chnaottawa.ca/history-and-heritage.html for more on the history of The Civic hospital neighboorhood.

August 23 – Right Bike DIY Night. ++++
Come to the Ottawa Bicycle Academy’s Office Hours (DIY Night) 6:00 p.m. hosted by Right Bike! For just $5/hour, we have a number of spacious workbenches available in this well-lit workshop. Plus we have all the tools you need. This is quality time for you to independently keep your ride running smoothly, but we will have volunteers on hand to share any expertise they can. We also have a selection of bike parts available for a modest price. See https://rightbike.org/academy .

September 3 – Art Lending of Ottawa is back. ++++
Art Lending of Ottawa presents its Fall exhibition of visual arts. Lease, lease to purchase or purchase original fine art at reasonable prices. Local artists. Large selection of works. Saturday, September 3, 2016: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in the RA Centre (Outaouais Room, East entrance,2451 Riverside Drive). Free admission. Free parking. http://www.artlendingofottawa.ca .

September 15 – Ottawa Newcomers Club. ++++
Come and join us at our Open House on September 15th 5-8 p.m. at the Ottawa Public Library on Merivale Road in the Boardroom. The club helps women new to to our city,( or those who have experienced a significant life change), to adjust by meeting women of similar interests and to develop friendships by participating in a variety of group activities. More information about us and what we do is available on our website at: http://ottawanewcomersclub.ca .

September 21 – Friends of the Farm Annual General Meeting. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. Public is welcome, membership not required. Guest speaker is Dr. Renate Sander-Regier on “The Once and Future Garden” Join us for an interactive session on the roles and contributions of gardens and gardening to our communities. Meeting and presentation at K.W. Neatby Bldg with free parking. To register for this free event call 613-230-3276 or info@friendsofthefarm.ca .

September 21 – Guided Tree Tour National Tree Day. ++++
(Note: This event is on a Wednesday!) What you need to know about planting and caring for trees (including a tree-planting ceremony) free and open to the public, register at info@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#trees .

September 21 – Heritage Ottawa Lecture. ++++
“From Triplex to Tower: Building Ottawa’s Apartments 1945-1975”. Between the post-war housing crisis and the dawn of the condo era, Ottawa witnessed successive waves of apartment building construction. This illustrated talk looks at dozens of examples and at the architects, developers and public officials who delivered both mass-produced towers and exceptional landmarks. Speaker: Robert Smythe. Lectures begin at 7:00 p.m. and take place in the Auditorium of the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe. For more information please visit our website ( http://heritageottawa.org ) or call 613-230-8841 .

September 28 – Abbeyfield Tea and Tour. ++++
Abbeyfield House on Parkdale Ave. holds an Open House on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to Abbeyfield to tour our facilities. Our cook bakes us a cake to have with tea, and we take groups of visitors around the house that provides accommodation for 10 seniors. For more info see; http://abbeyfieldottawa.ca/MainPages/news.html

October 16 – Guided Tree Tour. ++++
From trees to us, what trees offer, historically and in modern times, free and open to the public, register at info@friendsofthefarm.ca, donations kindly accepted. http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#trees .

October 22 – Friends of the Farm Used Book Drop Off. ++++
From 10a.m. to 3p.m.. 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 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/events.htm#events .

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 http://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/ .

The National Capital Peace Council. ++++
is a network of Ottawans who are dedicated to peace at all levels and who were touched by Grandfather Commanda’s vision for Victoria Island. We wish to assist its realization in any appropriate manner possible. We meet on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30 a.m. for a complimentary breakfast at Donna’s Express/Newport Restaurant on Churchill Ave. and Scott Street, listen to interesting guest speakers and enjoy compelling conversation. Our meetings are open to all peace loving people.


Late Additions:

August 31 – Mechanicsville Mural. ++++
Please mark your calendar for Wednesday August 31 2016 at 4:30 p.m. for the ribbon-cutting event of the Mechanicsville Mural painted on the Laroche Community Center by the SWCHS Youth Leadership Program! Please tell anyone that may want to attend and thank our local youth! The Mechanicsville Community Center was so happy to receive funds from Crime Prevention Ottawa for the mural and to partner with SWCHS Youth Program who helped paint it! Look for the September 1, 2016 Web-extra article here in http://newswest.org/easyread .

September 7, 14 & 21 – Open rehearsal.
Nepean Choir invites new members to join in September for our 42nd season. Open rehearsals take place at Northwestern United Church, ( 241 Northwestern Avenue ) on Wednesday, September 7, 14 and 21st at 7:30 p.m. More info at http://nepeanchoir.ca or call 613-226-5853 or 613-724-5821 .

September 9 – October 14 – Aging by the Book.
Whether we are aging in a new country or in our home town, growing older brings new challenges and perspectives. Be part of a reading and discussion group that meets weekly for six weeks to explore the older adult experience as portrayed in a wide range of written work. We will discuss poems, short stories, essays, and excerpts from novels and memoirs. Readings will be provided. This is a repeat of programs that ran in 2013 and 2014. Registration is limited to 10 participants; no new registrants after the second session. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Fridays from September 9 to October 14 at 2 p.m. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/aging-book .

September 10 – Unitarian House Fall Fair.
This year’s Fall Fair will be taking place Saturday, September 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the courtyard at 20 Cleary Avenue behind Kristy’s Restaurant. Drop by for some homemade baking, clothing, jewelry, treasures and trinkets, silent auction, beverages and barbecue lunch, and fun activities for families.


September 13 – English Conversation Group.
Practice your English language conversation skills and meet new friends in a relaxed and friendly environment. / Améliorez votre anglais parlé et rencontrez des gens dans un milieu décontracté. This group runs from September to the end of June and the first one is happening at the Carlingwood Library on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. Drop-in. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/english-conversation-group-tuesdays-groupe-de-conversation-en-anglais-mardis-mardi .

September 17 – Tastes of Wellington West.
Mark your calendars! “Tastes” is a one day celebration of everything wonderful that happens along Wellington West, in Hintonburg and Wellington Village. This year’s edition will include Giant Tiger KidZone, a Brewery Market in Hintonburg Park, live art demonstrations, performing artists, and more. More details to come soon!

September 17 & 18 and September 24 & 25 – West End Studio Tour (WEST).
The West End Studio Tour takes place over two weekends. It’s a free walking, biking or driving, tour of artist homes and studios in the Wellington West and Westboro area, and a great opportunity for art lovers to see the places where art is actually made. For details, go to http://westendstudiotour.ca or email westendstudiotour@outlook.com .

September 18 – Battle of Britain Parade, ceremony, and potluck social.
Parade forms in front of the Westboro Legion at 1:30 p.m., ceremony at the Westboro Cenotaph begins at 2 p.m. and a Potluck Social follows in the upstairs lounge at the Westboro Legion after the ceremony with live music performed by Flynn Ward. All are welcome. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-3475.

September 19 – Starting A Business.
Learn what you need to consider when starting your business and what you need to do so that you can determine if your business idea is feasible. Whatever kind of business you are starting—online, home-based, local, product sales or service–the steps and procedures in preparing your business are the same. In addition, you will learn specifics on regulations and things to consider for certain types of business. Invest Ottawa business advisors present this information-packed workshop to get you started in the right direction. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, September 19th at 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/starting-business .

September 20 – CNIB Ottawa Technology and Information Fair. ++++
Are you or someone you know experiencing vision loss? Come learn about CNIB programs and services, and about various eye conditions. Check out the latest technology for individuals who are blind or partially sighted at the Fair. Join CNIB on Tuesday, September 20th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West. There will be a number of items on display including: computer equipment, video magnifiers, closed-circuit televisions, digital accessible information system players and aids for independent living. For more information, please call 613-563-4021 ext. 5029 or email richard.marsolais@cnib.ca . http://www.cnib.ca/en/ontario/events/Pages/default.aspx .

September 21 – Train your brain.
Friends of Churchill Seniors Centre Event Series invites you to a presentation by Maria Giovannitti, an experienced brain trainer on research-based strategies and practical tips for memory improvements. Wednesday September 21, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m, at the Churchill Seniors Centre at 345 Richmond Rd. Free, but donations will be welcome. Light refreshments will be provided by Amica Westboro. For more information, please call 613-798-8927 .

September 21 – Fall Luncheon.
RWTO/OERO (Retired Women Teachers of Ontario/ Organisation des enseignantes retraitées de l’Ontario), Ottawa-Carleton Branch, invites retired women teachers to our monthly “Caring and Sharing” activities, starting with the Fall Luncheon, September 21 at Kitchissippi United Church. To register for this event or for more information about our activities, contact Barb Edwards, 613 731-3331 or angelbunny@live.ca .

September 24 – “Bayswater Bazaar” 2nd Annual Street Sale.
Head over to Bayswater Avenue on Sunday September 24 to find treasures old and new to admire and acquire. The street will be open, so walk, cycle or drive up and load your wagon, basket or car. Goods, gifts and gadgets galore will be available from Somerset Street to Carling Avenue. The fun starts at 7 a.m. For more information, check the Liveable Bayswater Facebook page.

September 24 – A 25th Anniversary Bash in Hintonburg Park.
Hintonburg Community Association Celebrates its 25th Anniversary in Hintonburg Park. All residents are invited to celebrate the HCA’s 25th Anniversary Saturday, September 24 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Join your neighbours and friends in Hintonburg Park; enjoy family games, face painting, a bouncey castle, entertainment by local musicians, a beer garden with local craft breweries, and delicious street food. Ceremonial “cake cutting and presentations” at 12:30 p.m. Admission is “Free”.

September 24 & 25 – Open art studio.
Kitchissippi artist Margaret Chwialkowska invites you to her studio at 195 Woodroffe Ave., to view her award-winning, vibrant and textured oil paintings rendered with palette knives, inspired by nature and local landscape. September 24 & 25 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information go to http://artistsincanada.com/margaret or call 613-729-9351 .

September 26 – Buenos Aires to Santiago by ship.
Join Alex Bissett on a voyage from Buenos Aires to Santiago, with visits to the Falkland Islands, Antarctica, and Chilean fjords. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, September 26 at 7 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/buenos-aires-santiago-ship .

October 15 – Citizen Advocacy bottle drive.
Bring your empties to the Beer Store Parking Lot (1546 Scott St.) on October 15 between 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and help the Citizen Advocacy Consumers Advisory Committee raise funds to support the Everyday Champions program. For information go to http://citizenadvocacy.org/bottle-drive .

October 22 – Woodroffe United Church Fall Bazaar.
Items available include china, books, bake table, silent auction, toys, jewellery, used furniture and much more. 207 Woodroffe Avenue from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Refreshments and lunch available. For more information, please contact Woodroffe United Church at 613-722-9250 .

October 23-26 – “The Future of Urban Transportation”. ++++
The Association for Commuter Transportation of Canada is hosting a summit with the topic of “Sustainable Mobility Summit: The Future of Urban Transportation” at the University of Ottawa. To learn more about the summit visit http://www.actcanada.com/summit2016

October 26 – Abbeyfield Tea and Tour. ++++
Abbeyfield House on Parkdale Ave. holds an Open House on the fourth Wednesday of every month, from 2-4 p.m. Members of the community are invited to Abbeyfield to tour our facilities. Our cook bakes us a cake to have with tea, and we take groups of visitors around the house that provides accommodation for 10 seniors. For more info see; http://abbeyfieldottawa.ca/MainPages/news.html

Wednesday Night Bingo.
Bingo every Wednesday night at the Westboro Legion. Doors open at 4 p.m. and games begin at 6:30 p.m. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-3475 .

Carlingwood toastmasters. ++++
Looking to improve your public speaking and leadership skills? Join us at Carlingwood Toastmasters every Monday from 6:30 to 8:30 at St. Martin’s Church 2120 Prince Charles Road. Find us online at http://carlingwoodtoastmasters.org for more information.

Your Community Associations.
For up-to-date news on your neighbourhood, stay in touch with your community association. Information about events, traffic changes, development, neighbourhood clubs, volunteer opportunities and board meetings is available from the following Community Association websites.

Champlain Park Community Association
champlainpark.org

Civic Hospital Neighbourhood Association
chnaottawa.ca

Hintonburg Community Association
hintonburg.com

Hampton-Iona Community Group
hamptoniona.wordpress.com

Island Park Community Association
islandpark.wordpress.com

McKellar Park Community Association
mckellarparkcommunity.wordpress.com

Mechanicsville Community Association
facebook.com/MechanicsvilleCA

Wellington Village Community Association
wvca.ca

Westboro Beach Community Association
www.westborobeach.ca

Westboro Community Association
lovewestboro.wordpress.com

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