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November 24, 2016: Community Calendar Plus. | NEWSWEST on-line

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November 24, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

November 24, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

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November 25 – Arts Night.
See presentations and performances by Laura Golden, poet; Marie Rakos, visual artist; Imelda Basudde, vocalist/songwriter. 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave. (off Richmond Rd.) Admission is $5. For more information call 613-725-1066 .

November 25 – Trivia fundraiser for Camp Misquah.
This trivia tournament at the Westboro Legion (389 Richmond Rd.) is a fundraiser for Camp Misquah. Door opens at 6:30 p.m. and the tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. Teams of up to six (6) players are welcome to register. Cost: $10/player. Pre-register by contacting dougcody@hotmail.com. Each member of the winning team will receive a $50 restaurant/bar gift certificate. There are door prizes and a raffle too. Cash bar, no food services.

November 26 & December 4 – Saturday Christmas Craft Shows.
Drop by the Westboro Legion (389 Richmond Rd.) for some holiday fun! 40 local vendors will be showing off their wares between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on each Saturday. The Snack Shack will be open and there will be live music as well! Admission is free.

November 26 – Fall Craft Sale.
Ottawa Grace Manor (1156 Wellington W.) is inviting the public to come to the annual Fall Craft Sale on Saturday November 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get some Christmas shopping done, or find something special for yourself. Some of the great handmade items you will find include knitted mittens, hats and sweaters; gift baskets; jewelry; homemade baking and preserves; greeting cards; handmade wood objects; and much, much more! There will also be a used book sale with a great selection of books for everyone. Don’t forget to stop by the café for a bowl of homemade chili or a hot dog!

November 26 – Tembo Luncheon.
Send Tanzanian girls to school by attending TEMBO’s annual luncheon on Saturday, November 26 at the Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Avenue. This popular event features lunch, catered by Thyme and Again. Join us for a dynamic speaker, silent auction and African Marketplace. Tickets are $50 which includes a charitable tax receipt for $25. Contact http://projectembo.org to order tickets.

November 26 – Churchill Alternative School Craft Sale.
Arts and crafts from local artisans, baking, second hand books, kids shopping area, hot food, and holiday crafts. Come celebrate the season at Churchill School (345 Ravenhill Avenue) from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.!

November 26 – Xmas Bake Shop, Bistro and Baubles.
St. Martin’s Christmas Bake Shop, Bistro and Baubles Bonanza is on Saturday, November 26 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Stock up on Yuletide baking, enjoy a pleasant lunch with entertainment and a wallet friendly assortment of unique gift selections in jewellery, home décor treasures, knitted goods, craftware, festive decorations, fashion accessories, plus an exclusive 2017 calendar featuring St Martin’s stained glass window; For more on the calendar read this month’s web-extra article.

November 26 – Food Bazaar.
St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church (579 Parkdale Ave. (corner of Sherwood Drive) will be holding its annual Food Bazaar on Saturday November 26 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. For more information, call 613-236-2087.

November 26 – ‘Twas But Pure Love. ++++
Ottawa Bach Choir (OBC) presents its premiere subscription concert in this season of magnificent choral works, Saturday November 26, 8 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Church, 130 Glebe Ave. Plus a CD release for the choir’s 15th anniversary, concert also features organist Matthew Larkin and harpist Caroline Léonardelli. Tickets: Reserved $55, Adult $45, Senior $40, Student $25, Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are available online: http://www.ottawabachchoir.ca or by phone: 613-270-1015 .

November 27 – Beethoven and Rachmaninoff.
Sunday, Nov. 27, 3:00 p.m. Kanata Symphony Orchestra Concert at Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Beethoven, Prokofiev, and featuring Frederic Lacroix playing Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Tickets: Adult $15; Student/Senior $10; Family $30.

November 27 – Touch/See workshop.
2-4 p.m. at the WALL SPACE GALLERY, 358 Richmond Rd. Special, hands-on workshop. Kids will be provided with a variety of materials and encouraged to create their own artwork inspired by pieces in the gallery. All ages are welcome. RSVP: responses@wallspacegallery.ca before November 26th. Donations to Candlelighters accepted. inProcess exhibition ends Dec 4th. See this month’s related Newswest On-line web-extra article.

November 28 – Newswest AGM.
Newswest’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday November 28, in the Laurel Room of the Hintonburg Community Centre at 1064 Wellington West, at 7 p.m. At the AGM, new board members are elected for a 2-year period by members of Newswest. Membership is open to anyone in Ward 15 and costs $5. per year. If you would like to have a say in directing Ottawa’s longest running community newspaper, the Nov. 28 Annual General Meeting is your opportunity to participate.

November 29 – Final meditation workshop for 2016.
Our final meditation workshop for 2016 will be happening November 29th from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Join us as we share mindful ways to relax and cope in our busy world by using meditation. No cost, but donations graciously accepted. No experience in meditation necessary. Kitchissippi United Church, 631 Island Park Dr. For more information contact Robert at 819-770-5853 or rowbear@hotmail.ca .

November 30 – Ottawa Family Christmas Concert.
This concert is in support of the Huntington Society of Canada and will be taking place Wednesday, November 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Bromley Road Baptist Church (1900 Lauder Dr.) Join us for an evening of music and socializing to get you in the holiday spirit. With performances by Voices of Harmony and Soloist Sonja Milsom, it will be a wonderful festive evening. A great event for the entire family! Stay after the show for some Christmas baking and punch, and to talk with the entertainers, and friends of the Ottawa Chapter. Tickets are $20. Children 10 and under are free. All proceeds will go directly to the Huntington Society of Canada. You can purchase tickets online at https://secure.hscevents.ca/registrant/TicketingCatalog.aspx?eventid=204600 . For more information contact Sharon Haig at 613-739-4446, Sharon.haig@sympatico.ca .

December 1 – 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 http://knightatnepean.com . The event includes an Italian-themed dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a silent auction and a cash bar. For more information, or to donate a silent auction item, contact knightatnepean2016@gmail.com .

December 1 – Vernissage 6-9 p.m. ++++
Cube Gallery’s 12th “Great BIG Smalls”, a month long show of small works with BIG heart, Featuring over 50 artists. All pieces are original, small and suitable for any holiday tradition you celebrate. And receive your special gift of appreciation for the past 11 years when you purchase a piece of art.

December 3 – Fisher Park Christmas Craft Show and Sale.
This unique gathering of local urban artisans, handcrafted items & gourmet foods. event is taking place from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fisher Park School (250 Holland Ave.). 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.

December 3 – Gruff Sisters’ Kitchen Party.
10th Anniversary Toilet Paper Drive for the Parkdale Food Center with the Gruff Sisters Kitchen Party, Saturday December 3rd, Carleton Tavern; live music, dancing, raffle prizes and 50/50 tickets. Bring a donation of food, cash or toilet paper.

December 3 – Winter exhibition and sale. ++++
Art Lending of Ottawa presents its Winter exhibition of visual arts. Lease, lease to purchase or purchase original fine art at reasonable prices. Local artists. Large selection. Saturday, December 3, 2016. 10:00am -5:00pm. A Festive Sale is included this show. Small pieces for sale only at $100 or less. RA Centre (Outaouais Room), East entrance, 2451 Riverside Drive. Free admission. Free parking. http://www.artlendingofottawa.ca .

December 4 – A Sunday in December with Geri Childs.
This is the fifth year for this concert fundraiser in aid of Harmony House, a home for women seeking refuge and will be taking place Sunday, December 4 at 2:00 p.m. (doors open by 1:45 p.m.). Vocalist, Geri Childs will be accompanied by Mark Ferguson on piano. Special guests include singer Dominique Forest, Carolyne Solberg on harp, and storyteller Evelyn Voigt. There will be a bake sale and a silent auction. All baked goods are provided by members of the music community along with a selection of hand made crafts. A great opportunity to stock up the freezer and find some one of a kind gifts for the holidays. All proceeds from this sale will go to Harmony House. Cash and cheques only, please. Refreshments to be served after the concert. Tickets are $20 and are available online at http://gigspace.ca .

December 5 – WBCA’s AGM.
You are invited to the annual general meeting of the Westboro Beach Community Association (WBCA) on Monday December 5th at the Field house located on 29 Van Lang Private at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be local historian Dave Allston. He will speak on the 145th anniversary of the great fire that torched Skead’s Mill at Westboro Beach. Learn the history before Westboro residents gather at the beach this summer to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. There will also be a short business meeting reporting on WBCA activities in the past year and election of officers. For further information, contact us at infowestborobeach@gmail.com , visit our website http://www.westborobeach.ca or become a friend of Westboro Beach Community on Facebook and connect with us on twitter @WestboroBeachCA . See their article in the November 24th issue of Newswest.

December 9 – Choir performance.
Nepean Choir and Harmonia Choir present ‘a little Messiah music’ with orchestra and Shawn Potter, organ. 7:30 pm Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. Tickets: $20 from choir members or $25 at the door. See http://www.nepeanchoir.ca for more information.

December 17 – 40th Great Christmas show (in 3D).
Ottawa Family Cinema’s 40th anniversary Xmas Stage Show and movie in Notre Dame HS Auditorium. Show starts 2 p.m. with Tyler Kealey, Santa and Mrs Claus, Free Gift to all kids, Christmas treat plus a new Animated Feature Movie!! Proceeds go to Family Movie Trust Fund, for more details visit http://www.familycinema.ca/shows

December 18 – Family Christmas Spectacular. ++++
Cantata Singers of Ottawa and special guests, Cathedral Brass, Ottawa Children’s Choir, and Caroline Leonardelli, invite you to join them in a Family Christmas Spectacular, on Sunday, December 18th at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, 174 Wilbrod St. Tickets are available at the door, or may be purchased at The Leading Note or Compact Music. To purchase tickets online, or to find out more information about Cantata Singers of Ottawa and its 53rd season, please visit hhttp://cantatasingersottawa.ca . Children under 12 are free!

November-December – Friends of the Farm’s new book ‘Blooms’ ++++
Is about the Ornamental Gardens at Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm A wonderful gift for anyone who loves gardens and flowers, as well as a treat for those interested in Canadian history. It is the Friends’ contribution to the country’s 150th anniversary in 2017. Available at http://friendsofthefarm.ca/ and local bookstores.

November 16 – December 15 – Clothing drop-off. ++++
Ottawa Police Service – Service de police d’Ottawa and the Youth Services Bureau are partnering up to collect warm clothing for youth this winter, which affects youth here in Kitchissippi. Operation Sub Zero will collect adult clothing for young men and women until December 15. Donations of new or used but still in good condition coats, sweaters, boots, socks, hats, mitts and scarves can be dropped off at select Ottawa Police stations: 474 Elgin Street, 211 Huntmar Road and 3343 St-Joseph Blvd. The winter clothing will be distributed by the Youth Services Bureau to clients.
Help make #OperationSubZero a success and help youth in need this winter!

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 (at 345 Richmond Road), every 3rd Friday of every month All ages and levels of experience welcome. We will sing songs 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 September 1st article here in Newswest On-line ).

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.
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.
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! 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.
November 24th – La Mémoire Des Anges/”The Memories of Angels” “Into the Arctic II”
To be verified:
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.

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.


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