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December 8, 2016: Community Calendar Plus. | NEWSWEST on-line

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December 8, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

December 8, 2016: Community Calendar Plus.

DRAFT UPDATED December 14th. See bottom for late additions.

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December 8 – The Ideal Christmas Gift.
From now ‘til Christmas and beyond, Hintonburg “The Burg” T-shirts for sale. A great Christmas gift. Children and Youth $10, Adults $15. Proceeds to youth programming in the community. Contact hedc@sympatico.ca or call Cheryl at 613-728-7582. See our web-extra article for photos.

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 9 – Free Kringle Event.
Friday, December 9th, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Wellington Room, Hintonburg Community Centre. Santa returns to Hintonburg! Free hot chocolate and holiday goodies, as well as free crafts for kids of all ages. Also free photos of the kids with Santa. (he’ll be there from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.). Come enjoy the holiday spirit. All are welcome.

December 10 – Christmas Concert.
The Ottawa Carleton Choristers present “Tidings of Great Joy.” Come celebrate the season and sing with us under the direction of Laurie Hamilton at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 10 at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) Goodwill donation. Dessert reception to follow.

December 11 – Parkdale Food Centre “Fork Off”.
The Parkdale Food Centre is vital part of the Wellington and Hintonburg community and needs support to continue the many programs that it offers. Some of these programs include weekly crockpot cooking classes, community meals, and drop-in lunches. To fund these wonderful programs, the Parkdale Food Centre is hosting the very first FORK OFF: Chef Battle! The first two chefs on the chopping block are Jaime Stunt from Soif Bar a Vin and Chef Charlotte Langley from Scout Canning. They will be forking off on Sunday December 11 using only ingredients found on the PFC shelves. Judges include Chef Paula Roy, Chef Jo Ann Lavery, and Chef Kent Van Dyk. Be sure to get your tickets now to witness the ultimate foodie showdown. Tickets include two drinks, small bites from Farm Boy and Thyme & Again and coffee provided by Bluebarn Roasters. All proceeds go directly to the Parkdale Food Centre. Go to http://parkdalefoodcentre.ca for more information and to buy tickets.

December 11 – Advent concert and potluck lunch.
The Advent Concert and Potluck Lunch at St George’s Parish (415 Picadilly Ave.) is meant to be a time to pause and rekindle the expectant hope of Advent with beautiful music, good fellowship, and delicious food. We welcome everyone to join us for this very special celebration. A potluck lunch will be shared after the concert in the church basement. You are asked to contribute food that can be eaten with the fingers – no forks or spoons. We suggest sandwiches, muffins, veggies, traditional finger foods from your culture, fruit, cookies, squares. Please bring at least enough to feed your family. Deliver it to the parish kitchen before the 10:30 a.m. mass on a plate or platter ready to serve. To volunteer to help with the setup or the cleanup of the luncheon portion of the event contact Elizabeth Mason 613-729-6596 or emmason@sympatico.ca .

December 13 – Canadian Centennial Choir Christmas Concert.
“This is Why I Sing: Christmas” will be taking place at Woodroffe United Church (207 Woodroffe Ave.) on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 p.m. Marg Stubington, conductor, with Jenna Richards, piano. Advance tickets are $22/$18; or at the door, $25/$22. Tickets are also available online at http://ccc-ccc.ca . For more information call 613-728-8830.

December 16- Churchill Seniors Centre Folk Song Circle.
Welcome the holiday season with drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.) from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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 .

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!

December 25 – Community Christmas Dinner.
16th Annual Christmas Day meal (and more!) at the Carleton Tavern (223 Armstrong at Parkdale Avenue) on December 25 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information see the article in the December 8 issue of Newswest or on-line newswest.org/easyread .

January 14 – Qi-Gong seminar.
“What is Qi-Matic Qigong/Universal Energy” workshop at Kitchissippi United Church (630 Island Park Drive) from 9:30 a.m to noon is taught by Master James Foo. There will be activation of DNA Energizer sticker for personal use. For information call 613-762-8893 or email afung46@hotmail.com .

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.

Still time to…
Join lunchtime fitness classes at the Hintonburg Community Centre (late entrants prorated). For more info see “Fun and fitness for adults 50+” in Newswest On-line newswest.org/easyread .

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.
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.
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 ..

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.
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/ .


Late Additions:

December 31 – New Year’s Eve Dance Party.
New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Westboro Legion with Ottawa Valley Country Music Hall of Fame inductees Gord Barnes and Unwound. Tickets are on sale at the Westboro Legion, $35.00 each. Hot and cold buffet will be served. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 1 a.m. There will be draws, raffles and party favors. Everyone is welcome, you do not need to be a member to join in the New Year’s Eve fun, you just have to buy your ticket. For more information please visit our website http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

January 1 – New Year’s Day Levee.
Please join us for our annual New Year’s Day Levee at the Westboro Legion. Cash bar opens at noon. We will have our traditional toast to the New Year at 1 p.m. with Moosemilk and Hot Rum available. Live music will be performed by Andy King from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. There will be a potluck supper served at 5:00 p.m. so please bring a food item to share with others (our community potluck events are legendary if you have never been to one). Everyone is welcome. For more information, please visit our website at http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778. Please follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

January 18 – Building Better Bones.
On Wednesday January 18, 2017 attend a Building Better Bones presentation at Churchill Seniors Centre (at 345 Richmond Road), from 1:00 – 2:15 pm. Discover the myths of Bone health, risk factors for breaking a bone, fall prevention and management of building stronger bones for life with Christine Thomas – author, with Osteoporosis Canada.

January 20 – Folk Song Circle.
On Friday January 20, 2017, welcome the New Year with Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (at 345 Richmond Road), from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 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 .

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