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September 1, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

September 1, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

DRAFT UPDATED September 16. See bottom for late additions.

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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 7, 14 & 21 – Nepean Choir 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 10 – Ottawa Family Cinema. ++++
Ottawa Family Cinema returns for a new season of affordable movies on Fridays and Saturdays at Notre Dame High School Auditorium September 10th. To see what movies, dates and times will be on offer visit their website http://www.familycinema.ca/shows/ .

September 10 – Voices from Palestinian refugee camps.
In a live Skype panel session, three Palestinian refugees will talk about their lives and hopes. Q&A session to follow. Saturday, September 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Hintonburg Community Centre, 1024 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Admission is free. Organized by Canada Talks Israel Palestinehttps://canadatalksisraelpalestine.ca/2016/08/18/live-internet-session-voices-from-palestinian-refugee-camps-public-event-in-ottawa-september-10/ .

September 10 – Tree Fest. ++++
Tree Fest Ottawa 2016 is an outdoor photo exhibit and website. This year’s Tree Fest opens on September 10, and promises to be bigger and better than last year. Two weeks at Lansdowne Park, then Tree Fest moves the outdoor photo exhibit and expanded programming to its main location in the area around Brewer Pond in Brewer Park, at Bronson Avenue near Sunnyside. Read All about it here in the September 1st Newswest feature article.

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 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 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 – 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 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 – Westboro Beach closing bonfire.
Westboro Beach Community Association ever popular Beach Closing Bonfire is on Saturday September 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Westboro Beach. The Lumiére Maze is back, the pathway will be lit, Russell Levia is back to entertain and there is the bonfire and roasting of marshmallows. There will be hot chocolate and games for children. It will be a fun-filled evening. Please bring something to sit on, a mug, and plenty of small change for the donation jar. For more information email infowestborobeach@gmail.com .

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 – 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 – 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 22 & 26 – Photography show and fundraiser.
This fundraiser is for Ottawa Salus, which provides “housing and hope” for adults with mental illness, four Ottawa photographers are holding an exhibition and sale. “Points of View” will be a chance to buy some stunning photographs, all affordably priced, while helping to provide shelter for people in need. Framed photographs, photocards and unframed prints will be sold. At the Salus Ottawa building at 2000 Scott Street (corner of Athlone) on Thursday, September 22 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and it continues on Sunday September 25, 2016, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. For further information please see https://www.facebook.com/events/298330933852981/ .

September 24 – Parkdale United Church Fall rummage sale.
The fall rummage sale will be taking place Saturday, September 24 from 9 a.m. – noon. There will be clothing, household items, toys, books, electronics, furniture, linen, plants, sports items, oodles of items for sale. Shoppers are asked to please use Gladstone Ave door. Donations are welcome but must be delivered before Sept. 22. For information call 613-728-9686 or go to http://www.parkdaleunitedchurch.org .

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 .

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 6 – Ballet 101: Discover the Magic of Dance. ++++
Rosemount Library Meeting Room from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. The professional dancers of Ballet Jörgen, one of Canada’s top touring ballet companies, will show you the basic positions of ballet and demonstrate how dance is used to tell a story and communicate emotion. Drop-in Family program. For more information go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/ballet-101-discover-magic-dance-ballet-jorgen-2 .

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 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 .

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.

Third Friday Song Circle.
Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.), every third Friday of every month starting from September 16, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will sing songs from the songbook “Rise up Singing” and include e music from the 50s to the 80s, Celtic and other folk music. Cost: $2.75. For more information, please call 613-798-8927 .

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.

The OWCS Grocery Bus. ++++
For Seniors in Hintonburg, Carlington and Westboro who need assistance with grocery shopping. For only $6 Ottawa West Community Support (OWCS) provides door to door transportation and help with bagging and carrying of purchases. Each Tuesday and Wednesday, the bus departs OWCS at 9am, picks up seniors from their homes and takes them shopping at local supermarkets. For more information about the Grocery Bus and other OWCS programs, please contact the office at 613-728-6016 ( and look for their article, September 1st in Newswest ).

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. Tuesday, September 13, 2016 to Tuesday, December 13, 2016. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/english-conversation-group-tuesdays-groupe-de-conversation-en-anglais-mardis-mardi .
++++ For Rosemount Library’s second Wednesday of the month, English Conversation Circle (7:00 p.m.) see https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/english-conversation-circle-0

Carlingwood Reading Group #1. ++++
Drop-in and share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere, in the Carlingwood Library Meeting room, first Wednesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
September 7th 2016: “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens
October 5th : “The Girl Who Was Saturday Night” by Heather O’Neill
November 2nd : “Room” by Emma Donoghue
December 7th : “The Devil in the White City” by Erik Larson
January 4th 2017: “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan
February 1st : “Requiem” by Frances Itani
March 1st : “Exit Lines” by Joan Barfoot
April 5th : “The Story of a New Name” by Elena Ferrante
May 3rd : “Outline” by Rachel Cusk
June 7th : “Such A Long Journey” by Rohinton Mistry.
For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/carlingwood-reading-group-1 .

Carlingwood Reading Group #2. ++++
Drop-in and share the enjoyment of good books in a relaxed atmosphere, in the Carlingwood Library Meeting room, second Wednesday of each month from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
September 14th 2016 – “The Old Man and the Sea” by Ernest Hemingway
October 12th 2016 – “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson
November 9th 2016 – “And the Mountains Echoed” by Khaled Hosseini
December 14th 2016 – “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion
January 11th 2017 – “The Empress Dowager Cixi” by Jung Chan
February 8th 2017 – “Fingersmith” by Sarah Waters
March 8th 2017 – “The Finkler Question” by Howard Jacobson
April 12th 2017 – “Solitude Creek” by Jeffrey Deaver
May 10th 2017 – “Spool of Blue Thread” by Anne Tyler
June 14th 2017 – “Hero’s Walk” by Anita Rau Badami
For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/carlingwood-reading-group-2 .

Causerie littéraire. ++++
(Carlingwood Library Drop-in Program, language is French). Venez discuter littérature avec d’autres passionnés dans une atmosphère détendue! Venez discuter: Septembre 15 – ‘ L’anglais n’est pas une langue magique. ‘, 14h30. Septembre–Novembre, tous les troisièmes jeudis 14h30-15h30. Visitez https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/causerie-litt%C3%A9raire .

Carlingwood Film Club. ++++
Drop-in, Watch and discuss a good film in a relaxed, book-club-style-chat about film and cinematography! The Film Club runs from September to November, then resumes from March-May, the last Thursday of the month, 6:30 p.m.
September 29th – “The Fruit Hunters”
October 27th – “Qimmit”
November 24th – “The Memories of Angels”
March 30th – “Journey to Oblivion”
April 27th – “CBQM”
May 25th – “Reel Injun”
See https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/carlingwood-film-club for more info.

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:

September 17 – Tony Turner Trio. ++++
The Spirit of Rasputin’s Arts Society kicks off its Featured Artist concert series for 2016-17 at 8:00 p.m. Saturday September 17 at Westboro Masonic Hall 430 Churchill at Byron. The trio is a blend of three dynamic and seasoned musicians – our very own Tony Turner, now of national Harperman fame, Ann Downey on bass and Sarah Hill, violin. http://rasputins.ca . . Tickets, $20.00 can be purchased online through Paypal or at the door on the day of the concert.

September 19 – Meet and Greet-Media Club of Ottawa. ++++
Guest speaker: retired journalist Thomas Virany will give a visual presentation about the peculiar way he became a Canadian journalist. He emigrated to Canada speaking four languages but not a word of English and learned it on the job. Billings Room, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave. West, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Non-members $25 OR Admission without meal: $10, coffee and tea available for all. RSVP 613-521-4855 by September 17th.

September 21-25 – Orpheus Musical Theatre, ++++
presents Spring Awakening, hailed as “the must-see musical of a new generation”, from September 21 – 25 at the Centrepointe Theatre Studio. For tickets, visit http://www.centrepointetheatre.com . or call the box office at 613 580-2700 .

September 24 – Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary. ++++
The Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary will be selling homemade baked goods, original crafts, jewellery, books and other treasures at its Fall Bazaar Saturday September 24th 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the animal shelter 245 West Hunt Club Road behind Hunt Club Nissan. Admission and parking are free. For more info call 613-823-6770 or go to https://facebook.com/OttawaHumaneSocietyAuxiliary .

September 27 – Electoral reform consultation.
Join us to discuss improving our federal electoral system. Should the number of parliamentary seats match each party’s share of the popular vote? Feedback from the meeting will be sent to the Special Parliamentary Committee on Electoral Reform, which wants to hear your views. Tuesday September 27 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa, (30 Cleary Ave.) Bus #2; free parking. For more information contact Sharon Reeves at sharon.reeves@bell.net .

October 1 – Concert to support inuit youth program. ++++
Saturday October 1, 2016, 7:30 p.m., 41 Rosemount Ave. http://www.musicforthefuture.ca . Greg Simm, guitar, ( http://gregsimm.com ) Kim de Laforest, fiddle ( http://kimdelaforest.com ) and David Serkoak, Inuit drum dancer, perform a special benefit concert to support musical instruction for youth in Nunavut. Concert features fiddle music, song and traditional Inuit drum dancing. The Tusarnaarniq Sivumut Association, which in Inuktitut means “Music for the Future,” has been sending music instructors to communities on Baffin Island since 2009. The day after the concert, Simm and de Laforest go north to teach music to youth in four communitie who otherwise might never have the chance at music lessons. Advance Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children (16 or under) and are available at http://www.MusicForTheFuture2016.BrownPaperTickets.com . A small service charge will apply. Tickets at the door (if available) are $25 for adults, $15 for children. Financial donations accepted at http://www.musicforthefuture.ca/how-to-help.html . Donations of musical instruments are also being accepted.

October 3 – Harvest of Hope Dinner. ++++
Caldwell Family Centre’s 4th Annual Harvest of Hope Dinner and Auction, Monday October 3rd 5:30 p.m. at Chances R Restaurant 1365 Woodroffe Ave. Amazing dinner , Silent Auction (80+ items) plus a Live Auction featuring an Ottawa Senators Suite, BBQ for 10 courtesy of The Ottawa Professional Firefighters, and more! Tickets $75.00 call 613-728-1800 or visit http://caldwellfamilycentre.ca .

October 6 – Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary. ++++
The Ottawa Humane Society Auxiliary welcomes new members to help raise money to support the animals. Join us 1:30 – 3 p.m. Thursday October 6th at the animal shelter, 245 West Hunt Club Road behind Hunt Club Nissan. Refreshments are served and all are welcome. For more information, call Linda 613-823-6770 or go to
https://facebook.com/OttawaHumaneSocietyAuxiliaryOctober 13 – OCISO’s Annual General Meeting. ++++
Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization;s AGM will be held on October 13th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We will proudly share our accomplishments in the past year as well as announce our new initiatives for the coming year. 613-725-0202 . Please register by emailing Scott Brown at sbrown@ociso.org .

October 28 – Music on a Mission. ++++
Family Services Ottawa’s Music Trivia Fundraiser at St. Anthony’s Banquet Hall. The ultimate game night, register your team ASAP (up to 10 players – perfect for friends, family, and/or co-workers/clients)! Our Early Bird price of $475/table! After September 16th, price for a table is $550. Book today before we sell out at http://www.musiconamission.ca/registration/ , and help Family Services Ottawa ( http://www.familyservicesottawa.org ) launch another 100 years of stronger individuals, stronger families.

November 19 – “Donnelly and Petersen”. ++++
The Parkdale United Church Orchestra is pleased to present a concert entitled “Donnelly and Petersen” Saturday, November 19th, 7:30 p.m., showcasing oboe and trumpet soloists Anna Petersen and Karen Donnelly. The program includes works by Richard Strauss, Aaron Copland, Johann Nepomuk Hummel and Leroy Anderson. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets will be available at the door: $15 for adults and $10 for students/seniors. Free admission for ages 12 and under. For more information, please visit our website at http://parkdaleorchestra.ca/season/index.htm .

Funding crisis at Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. ++++
Ottawa region’s only bird rehab centre seeks public’s help to cope with influx of injured, sick or abandoned birds. To learn more about its first annual “Birds of All Feathers” fundraising campaign visit http://www.wildbirdcarecentre.org and follow the link to the campaign website.

Civics Boot Camp.
held in downtown Ottawa Wednesday evenings from October 19 – November 26, 2016. The deadline to apply is September 30. Now in its fourth year, the Civics Boot Camp (CBC) is interactive, experiential, and has been co-created by citizens, specialists, and community developers. It teaches the basics of how to navigate how to understand where and why the City spends its money, and explores how and why cities and communities are built they way they are. Together, teams explore ways to identify and work with local champions about issues they care about, and gain fresh perspectives on ways to interact with elected officials and city staff, community associations and other civic groups. Those interested in applying to participate should do so on the website at http://www.CitizensAcademy.ca or call 613-288-5810 for more information.

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