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February 16, 2017: Community Calendar Plus. | NEWSWEST on-line

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February 16, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

February 16, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

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

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February 15 – “At Home in Tay Valley” presentation.
Join us for the “At Home in Tay Valley” presentation at the Churchill Seniors Centre (345 Richmond Rd.), from 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. Discover the old tales, rich history, special memories and seemingly countless visuals collected by the People of Tay Valley during Perth, Ontario’s. Bicentennial with editor Kay Rogers.

February 17 – Drop-in Folk Song Circle.
Come by for Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (at 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 .

February 19 – Hampton Iona Community Skating Party.
On February 19, the Hampton Iona Community Group is pleased to invite the community to its annual Community Skating Party from 2 to 4 p.m. in Iona Park (Iona Street between Island Park Drive and Hilson Avenue). Come on out for the music; complimentary snacks, hot chocolate and coffee; skating and more. Enjoy our brand new (used) trailer for warming up and changing into your skates. For further information, please visit http://www.hamptoniona.ca .

February 24 – Trivia Challenge for Charity.
Our next Trivia Challenge for Charity tournament will be held on Friday, Feb. 24 in the Westboro Legion downstairs hall (389 Richmond Rd.) You’ll find more information and a link to the registration form at http://www.rcl480.com/TCFC/index.html . As usual, we will have great door prizes and delicious pre-game food at reasonable prices. Quizmaster Paul Paquet from the Ottawa Trivia League will be back! If you send in your team’s form by Feb. 17, you’ll get in on the Early Bird team draw. Once you register, you can make changes – add or delete players – as we get closer to the tournament. If you’d like to play but don’t have a team, let us know and we’ll connect you with others in the same position or to a team looking for more players. For more information send an email to WestboroLegionPR@gmail.com .

February 24 – Arts Night.
You are invited to come and see artists talk about, demonstrate or perform their art. This month’s guests include: Kati-Lyon-Villiger, author; John David Powell, painter; Grant Cameron, musical artist. Arts Night takes place at 7:30 p.m. at the First Unitarian Church (30 Cleary Ave.) Admission is $5. For information call 613-725-1066 .

February 24 & 25 – Elmdale Public School BookFest 2017.
BookFest, Elmdale’s iconic annual second-hand book sale, is an opportunity to find a great read while supporting a good cause. With more than 25,000 titles there’s something for everyone, all at very low prices (cash only). Complete with raffles and a bake sale. BookFest will take place in Elmdale Public School’s gymnasium (49 Iona St.) on Friday Feb. 24 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on Saturday Feb. 25 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please visit http://elmdalecouncil.com/ . Like us on Facebook! Do you have a box of books you’d like to donate? We’d be glad to come and get them. Email Traceylyn at elmdalebookfest@gmail.com .

February 26 – Heart and Stroke Jamboree at the Westboro Legion.
On February 26, join us at the Westboro Legion in the lower hall (389 Richmond Rd.) in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation with live performances by Lorne Daley. Lorne Daley and his Ricochet Riders stage band have performed at some of the Ottawa Valley’s most renowned fairs and festival. Tickets are on sale in advance at the Westboro Legion. You do not need to be a member to attend this function. Join us for the fun. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778 .

February 27 – Protecting your computer.
The average time it takes for an unprotected computer to be compromised after connecting to the Internet is under 15 minutes. Don’t let it be yours. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users’ Group will show you the simple steps you need to take to keep your computer from being hacked. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, February 27 at 6 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/protecting-your-computer-18 .

February 28 – Legacy Journaling Workshop.
Join Heather Tucker, author of The Clay Girl, for our Legacy Journal Workshop. This is a hands-on, playful experience where participants discover how to capture their unique essence and lifetime of wisdom for generations to come. The only skill required is the ability to pick up a pen and the willingness to have some fun. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Tuesday, February 28 at 2 p.m. Registration is required. For more information go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/legacy-journaling

March 5 – Westfest All-Star fundraising party.
Westfest’s second annual fundraising party is taking place on Sunday March 5 from 2-7 p.m at Orange Art Gallery. Hosted by Jim Bryson and Kitchissippi Councillor Jeff Leiper, it promises to be a who’s who of Westfest alum and 2017 performers. Sample some great live performances, craft beer, wine, and food. Tickets can be purchased via http://Westfest.ca for $100. All proceeds from the event will fund Westfest 2017 programming.

March 7 – Free, Edith Holtom Memorial Peace Lecture. ++++
At 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, see Dr. Irvin Waller, from the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, affiliated with the UN. Topic: “Eliminating Violence in our Homes and on our Streets: an achievable Peace for Canada?”. One lecture in a series, in memory of committed peace activist, Edith Holtom. At Unitarian Church, 30 Cleary Ave, Ottawa. (off Richmond Rd, just east of Woodroffe Ave. Bus #2) Question and answer session plus refreshments to follow. Free admission. Ample free parking. Info: 613-725-1066 .

March 11 – Dessert and drama.
How might the women of Confederation—people like Agnes Bernard (later Agnes Macdonald), Hortense Fabre Cartier, Mercy Haines Coles, Frances Tupper and Alice Starr Chipman—have shaped Canada’s history? Join us as we present Women Vote Indirect, an original drama to mark our country’s 150th anniversary, on Saturday, March 11, at Woodroffe United Church ( 207 Woodroffe Ave.) There will be two sittings: 1 p.m. and 3:15 p.m. Costume and door prizes will be awarded. Tickets cost $15 and are available through http://woodroffeunited.org or the church office at 613-722-9250 . Advance ticket sales only. Proceeds will support Cornerstone Housing for Women.

March 16 – Causerie littéraire.
(This Carlingwood Library drop-in program, is in French). Venez discuter littérature avec d’autres passionnés dans une atmosphère détendue! mars-mai. Tous les troisièmes jeudis. 14h30-15h30. Bilingualism not required. Visitez https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/causerie-litt%C3%A9raire .

March 17 – Drop-in Folk Song Circle.
Come by for Drop-in Folk Song Circle at the Churchill Seniors Centre (at 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 .

Street Hockey Tournament – volunteer(s) needed.
The HCA is looking for volunteers to help their street hockey tournament this year. Tournament is typically held in early-to-mid April. Fancy yourself the next Gary Bettman? Or just love to help throw an awesome day of street hockey? If interested in helping out please contact info@hintonburg.com and they can provide more details. See https://www.facebook.com/HintonburgCA/posts/416914505306619 .

The Ideal Gift. ++++
Hintonburg “The Burg” T-shirts for sale. A great 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 December web-extra article for photos.

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 .

Westboro Legion’s Bingo and Leagues.
Bingo every Wednesday night at the Westboro Legion. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. for Café 480 and games begin at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. Join us with your friends, or come and meet new friends. Funds raised are donated back to community organizations. We also have bid euchre, darts, pool and sandbag leagues on a weekly basis. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778 .
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Westboro Legion’s Saturday Pool.
Free pool from noon to 5:00 p.m. upstairs at the Westboro Legion. Everyone is welcome. For more information visit http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778.

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. Tuesdays, January 17, 2017 to June 27, 2017. 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.
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.
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 .

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.
Starting in 2017 there will be no more bi-weekly dances: we’re moving to one-off Lindy Hop events like bar nights, pop-up dances, and special live band events. The Westie Underground will be hosting bi-weekly WCS dances under a new name. Stay tuned for future announcements on dates and details! See http://bytownswing.com or https://www.facebook.com/bytownswing/ .


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