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

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March 16, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

March 16, 2017: Community Calendar Plus.

DRAFT UPDATED March 12th. See bottom for late additions.

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March 15 – Free Heritage Ottawa Lecture. ++++
“Vimy 100-Years Later: A new visitor education centre”. The Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France provides incredible opportunities to learn about and connect with Canada’s First World War History. Designing the site’s new Visitor Education Centre within this highly sensitive cultural landscape posted a difficult task. Please join us in the Auditorium, Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m on March 15, 2017 for a presentation by architect Robert Martin detailing the story of this special project. The lecture is free and there is no need to pre-register. For more information please visit the Heritage Ottawa website .

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 .

March 18 – Family Dance with live music.
Do you love to dance with your kids? Ottawa Contra Dance is hosting a Family Dance from 3:30 p.m to 5 p.m. on Saturday March 18 at the Churchill Recreation Centre. This is a community dance experience with live music and a caller. All dances are taught and family friendly. Recommended for ages 3+. Free for all kids … $10 for everyone over 16 yrs. For more info go to http://ottawacontra.ca .

March 18 – Westboro Legion’s Dance Night.
Join us for a night of fun, music and dancing with Gord Barnes and Laredo on March 18, 2017 from 7:30 pm until 11:00 pm in the lower hall at 389 Richmond Road. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5 for Legion members or $8 for the general public. Everyone is welcome. You do not need to be a member to attend this function. Join us for the fun. For more information http://rcl480.com or call 613-725-2778 .

March 20 – Forensic Genealogy and Adoption: Tracking Down Your Living Limbs.
Looking for living people can be one of the most difficult genealogy problems! Adoptees tracing their birth family and those looking for long-lost relatives or friends face a daunting task. Learn how to find the “living limbs” in your family tree, using both traditional and genetic genealogy resources, including social media searches, newspapers, courthouse sources, and genealogy programs. Presented by Mags Gaulden, Grandma’s Genes. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/forensic-genealogy-and-adoption-tracking-down-your-living-limbs .

March 24 – Night of Worship and Ministry.
Join us for an evening of praising in song and praying at St. Mary’s Parish (100 Young Street) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday March 24. The speaker will be Father Tim Devine, CC (Companions of the Cross). Prayer Teams will be available. A reception will follow in the lower hall. For more information, please email Lise Going at night.worship.ministry@stmarysottawa.ca or call 613-728-9811, ext. 720 .

March 26 – Paint with Janet.
At the Westboro Legion for Under My Wing Pug Rescue Who says you can’t paint? Everyone has talent. Discover yours and join us for an afternoon of fun, laughter and painting with Janet. The bar will be open. You must register in advance. Cost is $40 per person to participate. To register please visit Under My Wing Pug Rescue’s Facebook Page or e-mail undermywingpugrescue@gmail.com .

March 26 – Grey Jazz Big Band Dance.
The Grey Jazz Big Band Dance is held every last Sunday of the month (March, April, May) at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre (411 Dovercourt Ave.) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Admission is free and donations to Parkinson’s Ottawa are welcome. Sway to the musical memories from the golden age of song or dance to popular swing hits of the big band era. The Grey Jazz Big Band, now in its 30th year, is a labour of love dedicated to preserving the music of a timeless era. Don’t let the grey hair fool you. This passionate group of veteran musicians promises you a memorable evening of entertainment. For more information go to http://greyjazzbigband.ca .

March 27 – Magnificent Canada.
Join us for a sesquicentennial look at some spectacular scenes from across Canada. We will travel to places familiar and less known and meet people from Atlantic to Pacific to the Arctic. Presented by Alex Bissett. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/magnificent-canada .

April 1 – Registered Disability Savings Plan.
Many Canadians worry about how a loved one with a disability will be cared for in future years. Thanks to the RDSP and generous federal grants and bonds, now it is easier for people with disabilities to save for their long-term financial security. Join Financial Advisor John Kitcher as he explains how the RDSP can work for you. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Saturday April 1 at 2 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/registered-disability-savings-plan .

April 2 – “ABC of Ottawa” Book launch. ++++
At Mrs. Tiggy Winkle’s Toys, 315 Richmond Ave. in Westboro on Sunday, April 2, from 2 to 5 p.m. Self-published, limited print run so for now it’s only available at Octopus Books, Perfect Books, Books on Beechwood and at all Mrs Tiggy Winkle’s Toy stores in Ottawa. Authored by Hintonburger Miriam Bloom and the late Julie Mason. Visit https://www.facebook.com/ABCbookOttawa/ for images and more info.

April 3 – Art Blooms for Home & Garden.
Design and assemble brilliantly coloured blooms for table tops, gardens, or walls. Using permanent materials, draw your inspiration from nature, imagination, or creative experiments. You may integrate personal objects (e.g. buttons, jewelry bits, tiny china/glass bits, lace) if you wish. Sponsored in partnership with MASC. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Monday April 3 at 6 p.m. For more information, go to: https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/art-blooms-home-garden-0 .

April 11 – Westfest Volunteer Orientation meeting.
At the Laroche Park field house, 42 Stonehurst Avenue, from 6 and 8 p.m., to learn how you can help create the best music festival Ottawa has ever seen. See this month’s Newswest article for more details.

April 11 – Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. “Pruning: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” with Laura Moses. Participants will gain knowledge to perform proper pruning. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

April 19 – Friends of the Farm Annual General Meeting. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. Public is welcome, membership not required. Guest speaker is Richard Hinchcliff, whose topic is “Bloomers are the Craze: Images of the Farm’s Gardens.” 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 .

April 20 – Build Better Bones!
Attend this session to discover: myths about bone health; risk factors for breaking a bone; where to find reliable information on the prevention and management of osteoporosis; how to build strong bones for life; tips for caring for someone with osteoporosis, including how to prevent falls. Presented by Christine Thomas, Board of Directors, Osteoporosis Canada. Please pre-register online. Happening at the Carlingwood Library on Thursday April 20 at 7 p.m. For more information, go to https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/build-better-bones .

April 22 – Hintonburg Street Hockey Tournament. ++++
So Game On! We’re back for another great year of street hockey. Assemble your team for the Co-Ed showdown to determine who will lay claim to the crown of Hintonburg Hockey. Visit http://hintonburg.com/hockey17.html for Rules and regulations. See https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hintonburg-street-hockey-tournament-tickets-32473946448 to register your team; Tournament is on Saturday, April 22nd, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Held at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue North and Armstrong. See https://www.facebook.com/HintonburgCA/?fref=nf for updates from the HCA.

April 25 – Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
from 7 to 9pm. “Gardening for Beginners” with Mary Reid. Participants will look at the real basics of gardening. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

April 28 & 29 – Kitchissippi United Church Spring Rummage sale.
A fine selection of clothing, jewellery, shoes, boutique items, books, collectibles, household items, toys and more make this a popular event. Friday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at 630 Island Park Dr. (at the Queensway). For information call 613-722-7254 .

May 9 – Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9pm. “Container and Balcony Gardening” with Rebecca Last. For those of us with limited growing space, gardening in containers can be a great way to accommodate more plants, grow things out of zone or out of season. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

May 14 – Friends of the Farm Plant Sale. ++++
From 9am to 1pm. Everything you need for your garden! Specialty growers and plant vendors, garden accessories, plant ‘coat-check’ service, Master Gardener advice. In Neatby Building parking lot at Carling & Maple Drive. Free admission, donations to Friends of the Farm kindly accepted. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events .

May 20 – Friends of the Farm Lilac Walk Tour, CEF Gardens. ++++
Starts at 2 p.m., Donation. Take a guided tour with the Friends’ Lilac Team and discover the many varieties of lilacs and their history at the CEF. Meet at Macoun Garden in the CEF Ornamental Gardens, park at Ag Museum lot, follow the signs. 613-230-3276 http://www.friendsofthefarm.ca/fcef-annual-events .

May 23 – Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture. ++++
From 7 to 9 p.m. “Going Grassless: Honey, I Shrunk the Lawn” with Julianne Labreche. Ideas and inspirations on ways to create a grassless front garden. FCEF members $12, non-members $15, Bldg 72 CEF Arboretum, east exit off Prince of Wales roundabout. 613-230-3276 http://friendsofthefarm.ca/master-gardener-lectures/ .

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.

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 .

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.
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.
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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